Inside ASU, News for Faculty & Staff, Arkansas State University
May 4, 2007

Calendar highlights:

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

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

* ASU Regional Farmers' Market, Saturday, 7 a.m.



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Psychology and Counseling students present papers
Sarah G. Juola, Jennifer S. Hendrix, and Brent M. Ellison, graduate students in the Educational Specialist degree program, Psychology and Counseling's school psychology track, recently made a research presentation. Their presentation, "First Graders and Social Skills: Can They Be Taught?" was given at the National Association of School Psychologists' annual convention in New York. ASU Psychology and Counseling faculty involved in the study included Dr. Amy F. Claxton, Dr. John D. Hall, and Dr. Craig H. Jones. The study was supported by the Nathan Deutsch Faculty Research Award.

Education faculty, grad student present at conference
Six College of Education faculty members and one graduate student presented papers at the European Teacher Education Network (ETEN) annual conference in Porto, Portugal. ASU is one of only five U.S. universities who are members of this 44-institution-strong organization. ETEN exists to support and enhance international exchanges, professional development, and scholarly interaction. Papers included "Perspectives on Student Achievement in Multiage Settings" by Dr. David Holman, Andrea Breckenridge, and Dr. George Foldesy; "Curriculum Makers and Metaphor Makers: Teacher Collaboration in a Knowledge Community Experience" by  Dr. Dixie Keyes; "John Dewey and Multicultural Education in a Global Society," Dr. Tom Fiala; "Including Middle School Art Teachers on Interdisciplinary Teams: A Case Study to the Arts Education Thematic Interest Group" by Dr. Paula Stewart; "How Can Early Learners Learn by "Playing" with Technology?" by Dr. Natalie Johnson-Leslie; and "Reflective Practice Through the Use of Editorial Cartoons: Tools for Teaching and Assessment" by Dr. John Beineke.

ASU Summer Children's Theatre season schedule set
The ASU Theatre has released the schedule for the 2007 ASU Summer Children's Theatre season. The 12th season of children's theatre at ASU will open with "Bigger Than Life!" by Cynthia Mercati. "Bigger Than Life!" runs Wednesday, June 20-Friday, June 22. The second production of the season, "The Invention," by Brad Gromelski, opens Wednesday, July 25 and runs through Friday, July 27. All performances will be held in Fowler Center. Tickets are $5 and should be purchased in advance at the ASU Central Box Office online or by calling 972-ASU1. If available, tickets may be purchased for $6 at the door the day of the performance. Reservations are highly recommended.

Additional opportunities for cardiovascular screenings
ASU will host cardiovascular wellness screenings Monday-Thursday, June 18-21. Screenings will be held in Room 107, ABI. The tests are painless and require no disrobing. Results of the screenings are immediately available. Screening takes 30 minutes, and cost is $20 with ASU insurance. Registration for the screenings is now open. To schedule an appointment, visit and enter ASU001 as the media code to access the ASU screening. For alternative registration instructions, contact Chris Enger at ext. 3974.

Final Friday edition of Inside ASU for summer

Today's edition is the final Friday edition of Inside ASU until fall term, 2007. Throughout the summer, Inside ASU will continue to be published Mondays and Wednesdays, with the exception of national holidays when the university is closed. We invite feedback to help us make Inside ASU more vibrant and more vital, like the faculty and staff it serves. E-mail Tom Moore, director, or  Sara E. McNeil, editor, University Communications.

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