Inside ASU, News for Faculty & Staff, Arkansas State University
May 2, 2007

Calendar highlights:

Employee Distinguished Performance Awards, tomorrow, 2 p.m., Student Union Auditorium

* Commencement, Saturday, 10 a.m. and 2 p.m.

* ASU Museum Garden Club Sale, Saturday,
7 a.m.-noon,
305 W. Jefferson Ave.


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Dr. Hartwig conducts workshop on UN goals
Dr. Charles Hartwig, Political Science, recently conducted a workshop for the annual state convention of the League of Women Voters in Jonesboro. The workshop topic was "The United Nations Millennium Development Goals."

Psychology faculty, students, present at conference
Two psychology students, Rebecca Breckinridge and Tabitha Fentress, recently presented research papers at the Southwestern Psychological Association Conference in Fort Worth, Texas. ASU faculty members presenting papers included Dr. Richard Breeding, Dr. Robert Johnson, Dr. Loretta Neal McGregor, and Dr. David Saarnio. Additional students and faculty were involved in developing several of the research projects, including students Coral Machado, Mary Porter, Brandy Riggan, Jennifer Maulden, and Faith McMath, and faculty members Dr. Kris Biondolillo, Dr. Crystal Easton, and Dr. Latoya Pierce.

Department of Psychology represented at symposium
Marissa McKee and Laura Eubank, students in the Department of Psychology and Counseling, recently presented papers at the 23rd annual Arkansas Symposium for Psychology Students (ASPS) at the University of Arkansas at Monticello. Their faculty sponsor was Dr. Amy Pearce, Psychology. McKee, a graduate student in the Masters in Rehabilitation Counseling program and a teaching assistant for statistics laboratory, presented "Developing a GRE Review Workshop: Assessing Needs for Persons with and without Disabilities." Eubank, a double major in psychology and criminology, presented "A Review of Recent Advances in Brain Surgery."

ASU Regional Farmers' Market to open for season
The season begins at the ASU Regional Farmers' Market on Saturday, May 5, at 7 a.m. Located at the corner of Aggie Road and Stadium Boulevard on the ASU College of Agriculture Farm, the market features seasonal items. Look for strawberries, spring crops like lettuce and radishes, tomato plants, hanging baskets, and crafts. The market closes when all items are sold, so an early arrival is strongly suggested. Beginning in mid-June, the ASU Regional Farmers' Market will open on Tuesdays from 3 p.m.-7 p.m., as well as Saturdays.

ASU Board of Trustees meets today in Mountain Home
The ASU Board of Trustees will meet briefly today, on the campus of ASU-Mountain Home in the Wright Conference Room, third floor, Roller Hall
, at 11:30 a.m. The trustees will also participate in an afternoon groundbreaking ceremony for the ASU-MH health sciences building. Those who wish to monitor the meeting by speakerphone may do so in the Chancellor's Office conference room in the Administration Building on the ASU-Jonesboro campus.

ASU Museum Garden Club to host annual plant sale
The ASU Museum Garden Club will host its annual plant sale on Saturday, May 5, from 7 a.m.-noon, in the county parking lot, 305 West Jefferson Avenue. In addition to a wide variety of plants, miscellaneous garden supplies will be offered. Novelty birdhouses built by Dr. Al Langlois will also be available for purchase. Proceeds from the sale benefit the club's scholarship, which is awarded to a horticultural student at ASU. The ASU Museum Garden Club was organized in 1994 and is a member of the National Garden Clubs South Central Region and the Arkansas Federation of Garden Clubs Northeast District. The club meets on the second Sunday of the month from September to May at the ASU Museum. Membership dues are $22.50 per family and $15 per individual.

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