April 28, 2003

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Dr. Marlin Shipman receives national award for research
The Society of Professional Journalists, the nation's top organization for working journalists, has designated Dr. Marlin Shipman's recently published book, The Penalty is Death, as the nation's outstanding research about journalism in 2002.  The award will be presented July 11 at the National Press Club in Washington, D.C.  SPJ will present the Sigma Delta Chi Excellence in Journalism awards to working journalists, but Shipman will receive the only award for research.  Shipman's book, published by the University of Missouri Press, is an analysis of how newspapers reported on the executions of women in the United States from 1847 to present. The ASU news release about the book is available in the NewsPage archive, while SPJ's news release about the award is at http://www.spj.org/news.asp?ref=321.

Peggy Wright appointed to State Commission
Speaker of the Arkansas House of Representatives Herschel W. Cleveland has appointed Peggy Robinson Wright, coordinator of the Delta Studies Center at ASU, to serve a two-year term on the Arkansas Natural Heritage Commission (ANHC). The commission, which includes 15 members, is responsible for maintaining the most up-to-date and comprehensive source of information concerning rare plant and animal species, and high quality natural communities of Arkansas. Systematic analysis of this natural heritage data can be used to identify locations that hold exceptional importance for the state’s natural diversity, but that lack formal protection. To protect such tracts of land, the ANHC also maintains a "system of natural areas." Along with comprising remnants of the original natural landscape, lands within the system of natural areas provide vital habitat for imperiled plant and animal species.  Wright joined the ASU staff in January of 1998.

Roger Carlisle completes commemorative muralCarlisleMural.jpg (click to access downloadable version)
ASU art professor Roger Carlisle recently completed a project as big as all outdoors, almost.  His task was to conceptualize, design, compose, and paint a mural measuring 8 feet tall by 24 feet long. The mural, "Baseline in Louisiana Purchase State Park," celebrates the 200th anniversary of the Louisiana Purchase. Read about his involvement in this historic endeavor in a NewsPage release.

Students excel with faculty guidance
Several chemistry and biology students have made presentations about their  research recently to science conferences at Arkadelphia and Fayetteville.  Congratulations to the faculty members who have guided and supported them.  Read more details in Campus News

Biotechnology presentation Thursday in Agriculture
Dr. Gary Potter of Texas A & M University, a nationally renowned expert in the field of biotechnology, will give a presentation on the ASU campus Thursday, May 1, at 9:15 a.m.  His topic will be "Agricultural Research And Development - A Successful History, An Exciting Future."  This event, open to everyone, will be in the Agriculture Building, Room 401.

Another edition of Arkansas Review is off the press
The ASU Department of English and Philosophy has announced the publication of the April issue of "Arkansas Review: A Journal of Delta Studies."  Edited by a committee of faculty and graduate assistants, the magazine offers an interdisciplinary approach to the seven-state Mississippi River Delta region through academic articles, interviews, fiction, poetry, creative nonfiction, visual art, and reviews.  The April issue focuses on several Delta icons. 

Blues scholar Barry Lee Pearson from the University of Maryland writes about jook joints; in an interview Mississippi writer Lewis Nordan speaks of the ways in which the Delta continues to influence his fiction; and Jenny Ellerbe writes from Monroe, La., about her experiences with alligators.  Among members of the ASU community who have contributed to this issue of the journal are book reviewers Michael B. Spikes, Wayne Narey, Brady M. Banta, and Richard Allen Burns (who has also written an obituary for pianist Mose Vinson); and photographers Angela Williams and Jack Zibluk.  Fiction and poetry which evoke and respond to the Delta also appear in the issue.  The cost for the April issue is $7.50; a year's subscription (three issues) costs $20.  Make checks payable to ASU Foundation with "Arkansas Review" on the memo line.  Address to Arkansas Review, P.O. Box 1890, State University, AR 72467.

Board of Trustees meeting will be Friday, May 9
The Board of Trustees meeting scheduled for Friday, May 9, will be conducted by conference call.  The meeting will begin at 10 a.m., and interested individuals may monitor the call in the Board Room of the Dean B. Ellis Library.

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