Convocation of Scholars begins today
The Student Honors Awards Ceremony is this afternoon at 3 p.m. in
Fowler Center, and the Faculty Convocation is
tomorrow at 2 p.m. in Fowler Center Theatre. Prior to the faculty
honors, a reception for retiring faculty will be held at 1 p.m. in the
Grand Hall of Fowler Center.
The seventh annual Undergraduate Scholars Day will also be held
Tuesday from 8 a.m. until 5 p.m. in the Rotunda of the Dean B. Ellis
Library to celebrate and showcase the research and achievements of our
Awards banquets and ceremonies in several departments and colleges are
scheduled this week and next. Consult the
Convocation of Scholars web
site for details.
Faculty updates and achievements
Dr. Michael Dougan's
provides a detailed history of the state's newspaper industry in his
latest book . . . JoAnn Nalley, Childhood Services, Dr. Larry Dale,
Economics, Henry Torres, Management Information Systems, have
been awarded for their work . . . Dr.
Kent Johnson, Assessment Services, is co-editor of a new book . . .
and Dr. John D. Hall and Dr. Amy C. Kallam,
Psychology, Dr. Mike Panigot and Dr. Mark Draganjac, Chemistry
and Physics, Sue Southard, Admissions, and Dr. Charles Hartwig,
Political Science, have recently made presentations to professional
groups. Read more details about these recent achievements in Campus
Wednesday features Antoni
recognized artist Janine Antoni will present a public lecture at 7 p.m.
on Wednesday, April 14, in the Fine Arts Center Recital Hall. She was
recently featured on the second season of Art: 21, the critically
acclaimed PBS series about contemporary art. The lecture is sponsored
by the Department of Art's 2003-04 Visiting Artist/Scholar Lecture
Series. Admission is free. Read
more about Antoni on the NewsPage.
Museum Exhibit opens with
reception April 18
The ASU Museum will exhibit "African-American Life in the Arkansas
Delta: Through the Lens of Rogerline Johnson" from April 12 through June
23. The museum will host a reception for the exhibition on Sunday, April
18, from 1:30 to 3 p.m. This traveling photography exhibition is
presented by the Arkansas Delta African-American Historical Society,
Inc. of Helena, in cooperation with the University of Arkansas at Pine
Bluff Department of Art and Johnson Studio, Helena. See
NewsPage for more.
Ambassadors nominations invited
Faculty members may want to encourage outstanding students to submit an
application to serve as Presidential
Ambassador. Through this program,
selected students will serve as campus hosts to academic, business,
political, and social leaders who participate in university
functions. Student participants will benefit from meeting
extraordinarily interesting people and further develop their
interpersonal and social skills. Applicants must have a minimum 3.0 GPA
and be free of disciplinary action. Applications are available in the
President's Office (Administration Building), Tribal Leadership
Center (Student Union), and Admissions Office (Chickasaw Building). The
deadline is April 23. For more details,
contact Barbara Coker in the President's Office at 972-3030.
Guest speakers on campus this week
* Dr. John Houle, professor neurobiology and
developmental science at UAMS in Little Rock, will discuss spinal cord
injury and potential for regeneration at a research seminar Tuesday at
noon in the faculty lounge, Ellis Library, 8th floor.
* Dr. Phillip Regal, professor at the University of Minnesota and an
expert on issues of biotechnology and ethics, will discuss the
challenges of biotechnology for the Department of Biological Sciences'
Distinguished Speaker series, Wednesday, April 14, 12 noon, Lab Sciences
* Dr. Kathy Brittain White, founder of the Horizon Institute of
Technology, will keynote the Girls of Promise Conference for eighth
grade girls on Saturday, April 17, at the Convocation Center.
Sponsored by the Women's Foundation of Arkansas, the event helps
participants explore careers in math, science and technology.
This week in the
* Student Honors Recital is tonight at 7:30 p.m. in
Riceland Hall, Fowler Center.
* The Department of Music will present the ASU Concert Orchestra, conducted
by Dr. Neale Bartee, professor of music,
on Tuesday at 7:30 p.m. in Riceland Hall of Fowler Center.
This concert also serves as a scholarship benefit for the Aileen
Matthews String Scholarship at ASU.
* On Thursday, April 15,
Director of Choral Activities Dr. Dale Miller and graduate conducting
assistants Sherry Fagan and Carolyn Smith will lead the ASU Concert
Choir and University Singers Men’s and Women’s Choirs in the Spring
Choir Concert, beginning at 7:30 p.m. in Riceland Hall of the Fowler
Center. Accompanists are Ellen Philpot and Stephen Leslie, piano;
Russell Niemyer, percussion, and Amy Dunivan, oboe.
* ASU Jazz Festival, Saturday, 7:30 p.m., featuring guest artist Jon
Faddis, trumpet, Riceland Hall, Fowler Center.
Indian Club update
The ASU Indian Club has kicked
off its 2004 membership campaign and is looking to continue the
tremendous momentum created last year when more than 400 individuals and
companies joined as new members. Interested in joining? Contact the Indian Club
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