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April 21, 2008

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ASU choirs in concert tonight, 7:30 p.m., Riceland Hall, Fowler Center

ASU Wind Ensemble concert, Thursday,
April 24, 7:30 p.m., Riceland Hall, Fowler Center



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Earth Day celebration will focus on recycling
ASU will celebrate Earth Day on Tuesday, April 22, 1-2 p.m., in the Student Union's center court area by announcing an initiative to recycle plastic generated on the ASU campus. Sheri Walls, Environmental Sciences graduate student, notes that ASU has been recycling paper, but this is the first foray into plastic recycling. The event is free and open to the public and will include guest speakers Ryan Beaird, SGA president, and Dr. Dan Howard, vice chancellor, Academic Affairs and Research. Howard participated in the first Earth Day in 1970 as a student at Manhattan College in New York. ASU's Ecotoxicology Research Facility director, Dr. Jennifer Bouldin, challenged students to calculate how much recyclable plastic is normally generated by a community the size of ASU, and the estimate prompted action. Students and faculty from the Environmental Sciences classes will place 20 recycling bins around campus now, and an additional 20 bins will be added later. For details, see the NewsPage release.

Barnhill elected to national office, NAEP Board of Directors
Carol Barnhill, director, Procurement Services, was recently elected second vice Carol Barnhillpresident of the National Association of Educational Procurement (NAEP) Board of Directors. NAEP is the national association representing the procurement profession in higher education. Barnhill is a certified purchasing manager (CPM) with a bachelor's degree in Business Administration. She has attended the NAEP Advanced Purchasing Institute, is an NAEP Procurement Academy Senior Professional, and is a graduate of Leadership Jonesboro. Barnhill has also served on the Higher Learning Commission Accreditation Committee and as past president of Staff Senate. She is Staff Senate's current parliamentarian, and she has served on ASU's Customer Service Focus Team and on the Banner Finance Implementation Team. 

Dr. Clements, Dr. Malpezzi speak on culinary traditions
Dr. William Clements, English and Folklore, and Dr. Frances Malpezzi, EngDr. Frances Malpezzilish, spoke on regionalism and Italian American foodways at a luncheon sponsored by Sarasota Italian Cultural Events in Sarasota, Fla. Dr. Clements and Dr. Malpezzi focused on the way regionalism in Italy shaped Italian American culinary traditions, especially in relation to St. Joseph's Day celebrations. The Clements/Malpezzi lecture was presented on St. Joseph's Day, March 19.

Dr. Ogendi presents at water ethics symposium
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Dr. George Ogendiorge Ogendi, Environmental Geology, recently presented a paper, “Incorporation of Water Ethics in Water Legislation and International Treaties” at the international symposium, "Common Grounds, Common Waters: Toward a Water Ethic" at Santa Clara University, Santa Clara, Cal. Dr. Ogendi was also one of the panelists on the forum “Water Ethics in a Globalized World." The symposium focused on identifying the implicit water ethics of groups with direct interests in fresh water resources, such as the water industry, agriculture, government, environmental organizations, and indigenous peoples. The symposium sought common ground in identifying a fundamental water ethic for all interests and agreed that such an ethic should serve as a basis for all agreements, legislation, and management efforts related to fresh water resources.

Lakeport Plantation receives 2008 Henry Award
At the 2008 Henry Award ceremonies, the finale to the 34th annual Arkansas Governor's Conference on Tourism, the Arkansas Heritage Award went to Lakeport Plantation and the Sam E. Angel Family of Lake Village. Lakeport Plantation is one of ASU's Arkansas Heritage SITES; the project director for its restoration was
Dr. Ruth Hawkins, director of Arkansas Heritage SITES. Arkansas Heritage SITES also includes the Southern Tenant Farmers Museum, which was nominated for a Tourism Special Achievement Award. Paula Miles is administrative coordinator for both sites. Since 1981, the Henry Awards have been a feature of the annual governor's conference on tourism, honoring individuals and organizations responsible for important contributions to the state's tourism industry in the preceding year. The awards are named for Henri de Tonti, who founded Arkansas Post in 1686 and who is often hailed as the first "Arkansas Traveler."

Annual spring pottery sale will be held in Fine Arts Center
The Department of Art's annual spring pottery sale is scheduled for Thursday-Friday, April 24-25, from 10 a.m.-5 p.m., and on Saturday, April 26, from 10 a.m.-3 p.m. in the Fine Arts Center. For details, contact the art department, ext. 3050.

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