Inside ASU, News for Faculty & Staff, Arkansas State University
April 18, 2007

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Wind Ensemble, Emerson Wind Ensemble, Thursday, April 19, 7:30 p.m.

* Discover Diversity, Friday and Saturday



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Dr. Stafford receives national award
The College English Association, a national organization of teacher-scholars, recently named Dr. Norman E. Stafford, English, the recipient of the Honorary Life Membership award, which recognizes extraordinary and sustained service to the association and to the profession. The presentation occurred at the 38th annual CEA conference in New Orleans. Stafford has been active in the organization for more than 25 years, serving in a variety of board offices, including president in 1999-2000 and conference program chair in 1999. He was also president of the regional affiliate, the South Central College English Association. Stafford is completing his 30th year at ASU, where he directed the writing program for 10 years and teaches a range of American literature courses.
Dr. Johnson presents in France and Spain
Dr. Warren Johnson, French, recently attended two conferences and presented two  papers in France, "Le rire en hiver: le comique nordique de Francois Barcelo," as part of the colloquium, "Identites du nord," in Rouen, France, and "Arthur Symons and the 'Intransitivity' of French Decadence," at the colloquium "An Anglo-American Vision of France," in Cergy-Pontoise, France. Dr. Johnson was an invited presenter in Cergy-Pontoise. Dr. Johnson also recently delivered a lecture, "The Quebec Novel and the Quebec Imaginary," at the Universidad de Huelva, Spain.

Drs. Ford and Reeve attend defense symposium
Dr. Alan Ford
and Dr. Scott W. Reeve, Chemistry, attended the Defense and Security Symposium, part of the International Society for Optical Engineering (SPIE) spring meeting in Orlando. Ford and Reeve presented a paper, "Sensing and Characterization of Explosive Vapors near 700 cm-1." The work is part of the Standoff Sensor for Radionuclide Identification (SSRID) effort at ASU. SSRID is one of two programs at ASU funded by the Department of Defense; SSRID is aimed at detecting molecules from weapons of mass destruction and determining nuclear and chemical contamination levels caused by such weapons.

Admissions to host Discover Diversity activities
Office of Admissions will host the Discover Diversity program Friday and Saturday, April 20
21, for high school juniors. ASU has hosted the  Discover Diversity program for about 10 years. Over time, it has developed into a leadership conference. The spring program is for high school juniors, and the fall program serves high school seniors. For more information, contact Candice Seward in Admissions at 972-3024.

College of Business to hold Spring Swing golf tournament
The Arkansas State University College of Business will hold its annual Spring Swing golf tournament on Friday, April 27, at Sage Meadows Golf Course. The four-person scramble tournament, co-sponsored by the College of Business Alumni Chapter and the Delta Center for Economic Development, is a fundraiser for the ASU College of Business Foundation. The registration cost is $100 per golfer. Outback Steakhouse will provide lunch at 11 a.m., and the shotgun start is scheduled for 12:15 p.m. For details, contact Alan Decker at ext. 3000.

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