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April 28, 2008

Calendar highlights:

Biology book signing, today, 2 p.m., Lab Sciences  Center
East Wing

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



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Dr. Zibluk receives ASPA award
Dr. John B. (Jack) Zibluk, Journalism, recently received the Arkansas Scholastic Press Dr. Jack ZiblukAssociation's top educator award, the Walter J. Lemke Award, at the organization's annual convention in Rogers. The award is given annually to an educator in recognition of exemplary service to scholastic journalism in the state of Arkansas. Zibluk has designed and delivered photojournalism workshops at ASPA events for nearly a decade. He also does workshops and presentations on journalism and photography to high schools throughout the state. At the 2008 convention, he designed and presented a multi-media journalism workshop as well as photojournalism and journalism career workshops.

Dr. Lamm to serve as visiting faculty at Notre Dame
Dr. Rob Lamm, English, will spend this summer as a visitDr. Rob Lamming faculty member at Notre Dame University, South Bend, In., teaching two graduate-level English courses. Each summer, Notre Dame hosts a non-traditional teacher licensure program, the Alliance for Catholic Education (ACE). A "boot camp for teachers," the program allows individuals to earn an MSE after two intensive summers of coursework and supplementary correspondence work while teaching through the fall and spring. As part of the 200-teacher training program, Lamm will work with 20 English teachers to develop teaching techniques and plan for the upcoming school year. This will be Lammís second summer at Notre Dame.

Dr. Savary presents paper, files patent application
Dr. Brett Savary, Arkansas Biosciences Institute and College of Agriculture, Dr. Brett Savaryrecently presented a paper in the Agricultural and Food Chemistry division at the 235th National Meeting of the American Chemical Society in New Orleans. His presentation, "Structural Identification and Cloning of the Thermally-Tolerant Pectin Methylesterase Purified from Citrus Fruit Pulp," detailed research studies on an enzyme important in fruit juice product quality and in the manufacturing of pectin, a plant material commonly used in gelling and thickening foods. A patent application derived from this work was recently filed in cooperation with the USDA Agricultural Research Service. Dr. Savary's group also presented two posters selected for inclusion at the "Sci-Mix" session, including one given by Dr. Prasanna Vasu, ABI, and another co-authored by Dr. Daya Anandan, ABI.

Dr. Pierce presents seminar, conducts training
Dr. Latoya Pierce, Psychology and Counseling, recently presented a three-hDr. LaToya Pierceour seminar on ethics for the Arkansas College Counseling Association and the Arkansas Licensed Counseling Association Conference in Conway. Dr. Pierce is also a member of the Office of Behavioral Research and Evaluation, located in the Department of Psychology and Counseling, and serves as the department's Cultural and Linguistic Competence Specialist. She recently conducted a four-hour cultural competence training session in Marianna and is scheduled to provide more training on the topic.

Dr. Hunt presents paper at national conference
Dr. C. Shane Hunt, Marketing, presented his paper, "The Influence of OrganizDr. Shane Huntational Identification on the Relationship between Formal Sales Management Control and Salesperson Performance," at the National Conference on Sales Management in Dallas, TX., in March. The National Conference in Sales Management is the premier gathering of academics and practitioners dedicated to the field of professional selling and sales management. Dr. Hunt also chaired a session at the conference which focused on enhancing sales force productivity internationally. 

Ulrich Urban to present piano recital
German pianist Ulrich Urban will present a free piano recital Tuesday, April 29, at 7:30 p.m., Riceland Hall, Fowler Center. The program will include Mozart's Sonata in C Major, Felix Mendelssohn Bartholdy's Three Phantasies or Capriccios, Elizabeth R. Austin's Three Puzzle Preludes, and Schubert's Sonata in C Minor. Ulrich Urban is professor of piano at the Leipzig Hochschule fur Musik. Urban was born in Frankfurt, and has toured North and South America, Africa, Asia, and Europe, as a pianist and conductor. For details, contact Dr. Lauren Schack Clark, or call ext. 2094.

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