Inside ASU, News for Faculty & Staff, Arkansas State University
April 27, 2007

Calendar highlights:
* Spring pottery sale, today, 10 a.m.-5 p.m., tomorrow, 10 a.m.-3 p.m., Fine Arts Center

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

* Employee Distinguished Performance Awards, Thursday, May 3,
2  p.m., Student Union Auditorium


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Spring Commencement set for Saturday, May 5
ASU's spring commencement will take place Saturday, May 5, with ceremonies at 10 a.m. and at 2 p.m. in the Convocation Center. The morning ceremony includes the Colleges of Communications, Education, Fine Arts, Nursing and Health Professions, University College, and the Center for Regional Programs. Arkansas Governor Mike Beebe will speak at the morning ceremony. The afternoon ceremony includes the Colleges of Agriculture, Business, Engineering, Humanities and Social Sciences, and Sciences and Mathematics. Jessica Hicks, this yearís Wilson Award winner, will be the student speaker for both ceremonies. Dr. Robert L. Potts, chancellor of ASU-Jonesboro, will present the various diplomas. The Registrarís Office has listed 1,089 students as candidates for degrees at both the graduate and undergraduate levels. A reception for all graduates, their guests, and faculty and staff will be held on the north mezzanine following each of the commencement ceremonies. Everyone is invited to attend.

Pfriemer presents collaborative findings at symposium
Judy T. Pfriemer, Nursing, presented research findings at the Nursing 2007 Symposium in Orlando. Titled "Teaching Breast Cancer Screening to Hispanic Women: Evaluation of a Multifaceted, Culturally Sensitive Educational Program," the research involved other ASU faculty. They were Cathy P. Hall and Paige D. Wimberley, Nursing, and Dr. John D. Hall and Dr. Craig H. Jones, Psychology and Counseling. The research study was supported by a grant from the NEA Clinic Charitable Foundation, with additional funding from the College of Nursing and Health Professions at ASU.

Dr. Pearce attends symposium for psychology students
Dr. Amy Pearce, Psychology, attended the Arkansas Symposium for Psychology Students (ASPS) in Monticello, Arkansas, as a faculty advisor for presenting students. ASPS is a psychology conference that allows students to present their research in a supportive environment. The conference is supported by colleges and universities throughout Arkansas and is held on a different Arkansas campus each year. ASU-Jonesboro has been selected as the host site for the 24th annual ASPS conference to be held in April 2008.

Free Alumni Association membership for new graduates
With commencement upon us, ASU graduates become new alumni. As a way to recognize their hard work and academic achievements, the Alumni Relations Office provides every graduate with a free one-year membership in the ASU Alumni Association, complete with discounts and benefits applicable around Jonesboro, around the state, and around the nation. Please remind your students to give their post-graduation contact information to the Alumni Relations Office by calling ext. 2586 or e-mailing

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