April 18, 2005
@ 7 p.m.,
Fine Arts Center
Symphonic Winds &
@ 7:30 p.m.,
Thursday, 9 a.m.
faculty & staff
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Inaugural Diversity Excellence
Thursday, the Inaugural Diversity Excellence Awards Luncheon was held honoring
members of the campus community for their achievements in
The honorees were:
Dr. Veda McClain & Dr. Robyn Hannigan -
Campus Excellence Award
Student Government Association -
Student Excellence Award
Friends of Diversity Recognition - Dr. John Beineke, Dr. Charles Carr,
Dr. Kathryn Jones, Dr. Ruth Owens, Dr. J.W. Mason, Dr. Rick McDaniel, Dr. Herman
Strickland, and Dr. Lonnie Williams.
Nominees for the Campus Excellence Award included Dr. Larry Dale, the Department
of Languages, and Student Support Services.
Congratulations to everyone receiving this prestigious honor!
Convocation of Scholars: Faculty retirees and
Three faculty members were honored
last Tuesday with the Board of Trustees Faculty
Achievement Awards in teaching, research/scholarship, and professional
service. In addition, six faculty members who will be retiring this year were recognized
during the Faculty Honors ceremony. Read about
the faculty retirees. Or, see Convocation
Recent faculty and staff achievements
Mike Panigot, Chemistry; Dr.
Eric Cave, Philosophy; Dean Susan Hanrahan, Nursing and Health
and Molly Phillips, both of Alumni Relations; Elaine Poynter,
and Dr. Neal Vickers, Career Services,
all have recent accomplishments and achievements listed in Campus
News. For all the latest, go to Campus
Performance Awards ceremony is Thursday
The 2005 Performance Awards ceremony for ASU staff members is Thursday,
April 21, in the Student Union Auditorium. The awards ceremony will begin
at 1:30 p.m., followed by a dessert reception. Award recipients will be
recognized along with employees who have 10, 20 and 30 years of service and
those employees who are retiring this year.
departments receive grant from NEA Charitable
The Department of Nursing
and the Department of Psychology have recently received
notification from the NEA Charitable Trust that their grant
proposal, a Breast Education Program for Hispanic Women, has been accepted. Several faculty
members from both departments have contributed to the grant proposal including: Judith Pfriemer, Cathy Hall,
and Paige Wimberley, all of Nursing, and
Dr. John Hall, Psychology and Counseling.
Public Relations students win in state
to the journalism/public relations faculty members whose Public
Relations Student Society of America students won
Prism Awards at the annual PRSA, Arkansas chapter, competition in Little
Rock. Prisms are the highest honors, and ASU students won in the areas of research
project/primary research, communications campaigns, writing/media news releases
and special events. In all, the PRSSA group came home with six awards.
Journalism instructor Lisa Moskal is the advisor.
Information technology students place
Congratulations also goes to Dr. Paula Ruby, Decision Sciences, and her three
management information systems students who placed third in a national competition
at the Association of Information Technology Professionals held earlier this
month in Atlanta.
Arkansas Symphony to
perform at Fowler Center April 26
Arkansas Symphony Orchestra conducted by David Itkin will present a concert at
Fowler Center Tuesday, April 26, at 7:30 p.m., as part of the Riceland
Distinguished Performance Series. The concert will include classical pieces
during the first half of the concert and popular music following intermission.
Tickets for this event are $25 and $20
for adults and $18 and $14 for seniors, ASU faculty and staff. ASU students
receive a special rate of $9 and $6. Tickets may be purchased by calling the
Central Box Office at 972-2781 or online at
http://tickets.astate.edu. For more information, please call Fowler Center
Art Department presents internationally known artist tonight
recognized artist Jim Campbell will present a public lecture at 7 p.m. tonight
in the Fine Arts Center Recital Hall. Admission free and open to the public. For more, see artist.
Several Fine Arts performances are
scheduled this week
The College of Fine
Arts will present several events this week:
Symphonic Winds & Concert Band, this evening
at 7:30 p.m. in Fowler Center
The Tribe, ASU's jazz band, Tuesday, April 19, at
7:30 p.m. in Fowler Center
Concert Orchestra, Thursday, April 21, at
7:30 p.m. in Fowler Center
University Singers, Sunday, April 24, at 3 p.m. in Fowler Center
Ringers, ASU's handbell choir, Monday, April 25, at
7:30 p.m. in Fowler Center
will be staged in Fowler Center at 7:30 p.m. Tuesday and Wednesday, April 19 & 20. For more, see
Alumnus or alumni? Alumna or alumnae?
It's the time of year when many
of us give best wishes to soon-to-be alumni, whether it be at a Convocation
of Scholars event or Commencement. A quick review of the suffixes
and their Latin meanings might
help us use the proper form of this word. The masculine singular is denoted by -us, and
plural by -i; the feminine singular is denoted by -a, while the plural
is formed by adding -ae. So, a woman is an alumna and a man is an alumnus;
when referring to a group
with both genders, use the masculine form. So, John is an alumnus,
while Mary is an alumna. The new graduates in May will be alumni;
members of a girls organization would be referred to as alumnae. Never refer to an individual as an "alumni" of ASU, and never add a
syllable to make alumni sound like aluminum . . . a-lum-uh-ni. (Repeated
from Inside ASU, April 2004).
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