Inside ASU, News for Faculty & Staff, Arkansas State University
April 25, 2007

Calendar highlights:

* University Planning Committee today,
9 a.m., Board Room, 8th floor, Dean B. Ellis Library

* DSO, Saturday, April 28, 7:30 p.m., Fowler Center

* Arkansas Association of Professional Education Administration annual conference, Monday


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Distinguished Performance Awards to be presented May 3
The 2007 Distinguished Performance Awards and Service Recognition will take place Thursday, May 3, at 2 p.m. in the Student Union Auditorium. A reception will follow in the Heritage Lounge outside the auditorium.
     This year's Distinguished Performance Award winners are: Peggy Britt, Office of Development, clerical/secretarial; Al Stoverink, Physical Plant, executive managerial/administrative; Chris Enger, Human Resources, non-faculty/professional; Willie LaGrone, Student Union night manager, service/maintenance; Roger Anderson, Student Housing, skilled crafts; Beverley Mixon, Student Housing, technical/paraprofessional; Linda Bryant, Finance, part-time; and Shelley Sailor, Department of Nursing, customer service. Each winner of the Distinguished Performance Award receives a plaque and a savings bond.
     This year's retirees from ASU are also recognized; they are Bill Kidd, Stanley Schmidt, and Charlie L. Watson, all of Facilities Management.
Eight employees will be cited for 30 years of service, and they are: Regina Bowman, Athletics; Ron Carroll, Athletics; Linda Collins, Library; Hester L. Hall, Facilities Management; Dwain Lutrell, Finance; James C. McCoy, University Police; Patricia Carol Tinsley, Career Services; and Randal Wallace, Facilities Management. For a complete list of those honored for years of service to ASU, see the NewsPage release.

Dr. Hood lectures, presents at workshop, world congress
Dr. Elizabeth Hood, Research and Technology Transfer, gave a plenary talk at the Alberta Agricultural Genomics and Biotechnology Workshop in Banff National Park, Alberta, Canada. The presentation concerned using plants as production factories for valuable renewable products for industrial applications. Dr. Hood also presented a poster at the World Congress on Industrial Biotechnology and Bioprocessing in Orlando. The poster outlined a cost-effective production system for cellulase enzymes for biomass breakdown for ethanol production from cellulose.

Salvest's work to be included in two NYC exhibitions
John Salvest, Art, will have work included in two New York exhibitions this summer. "Red Stalactite" will be exhibited, along with works by Andy Warhol, Wayne Thiebaud, Andreas Gursky, and others, in "I WANT Candy" at the Hudson River Museum in Yonkers, N.Y., June 16-Sept. 2. Organized by Bartholomew Bland, curator of exhibitions at the Hudson River Museum, the exhibition will be accompanied by a fully illustrated catalogue. Salvest's "Promised Land" will be included in a group exhibition selected by Elizabeth Grady, curator at the Whitney Museum of American Art. This group exhibition will be at Morgan Lehman Gallery, June 7-Aug. 8.

Archaeologist sketches plan for summer training program
Dr. Mary Beth Trubitt, Arkansas Archeological Survey, will discuss her plans for the Arkansas Archaeological Society's 2007 Training Program at a special lecture hosted by the Central Mississippi Valley Archeological Society. Trubitt's lecture will take place on Wednesday, May 2, 7 p.m., in the ASU Museum, Room 157. The upcoming excavation at the Jones Mill Site in Hot Spring County, Arkansas, will run June 9-24. This year's training program will investigate Archaic Period novaculite stone tool manufacture and exchange. No experience is necessary to participate, and both adults and children as young as 8 (accompanied by an adult) are welcome. For more information about the program, including costs, minimum length of stay, and registration deadlines, contact Barbara Scott. For lecture details, contact Dr. Julie Morrow.

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