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May 5, 2008

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Distinguished Performance Awards ceremony is today
Arkansas State University in Jonesboro will hold its 15th annual service recognition and distinguished performance awards program Monday, May 5, for classified and non-classified personnel. The ceremony will be held at 2 p.m. in the Student Union Auditorium, and will be followed by a reception in the Heritage Lounge.
The program was initiated in 1994 to recognize outstanding job performance and long-time service by the university’s non-faculty employees. Seven employees will receive Distinguished Performance Awards in their respective employment categories. This year's winners are: Clay Hurn, Facilities Management, Central Receiving, clerical/secretarial; Dr. Glen Jones, Academic Affairs and Research, Office of the Vice Chancellor, executive managerial/administrator; David Handwork, Facilities Management, Engineering Services, non-faculty professional; Hester Hall, Facilities Management, custodial services, service/maintenance; Randy Ryan, Residence Life, skilled trades; Kimberley Stepp, Department of Biological Sciences, technical/paraprofessional; and Sarah Cash, Student Union, customer service. For additional details, see the NewsPage release.

Professor Payne receives distinguished alumnus award
Professor William C. (Bill) Payne, Clinical Laboratory Sciences, recently receiProf. William C. Payneved the 2008 Distinguished Alumni Award from Loma Linda University School of Allied Health Professions, Loma Linda, Ca. Payne holds a BS in Medical Technology and an MS in Microbiology from Loma Linda, where he taught in the School of Allied Health Professions. He also served as a medical technologist and venipuncturist in the Loma Linda Medical Center. Payne received ASU's Faculty Achievement Award in Teaching in 2006. He has co-authored a 44-chapter clinical microbiology textbook (due from Prentice-Hall, spring 2009) and has served two summers as a team leader at the Bioanthropological Institute of El Algarrobal in Ilo, Peru. Payne is a member of the American Society for Microbiology, the American Society of Clinical Pathologists, the AAUP, Alpha-Eta Honor Society, the Arkansas Medical Laboratory Educators Forum, and the NorthEast Arkansas Laboratorians. Payne's award was presented at the Loma Linda University School of Allied Health Professions Alumni Reunion 2008 Banquet and Ceremony.

Professor Rowe to serve as state AAUP vice president
Professor Bill Rowe, Art, was recently elected to serve as vice president of the American Association of University Professors (AAUP) for the state of Arkansas. Rowe is currently serving as president of the ASU Chapter of the AAUP. ASU's chapter of AAUP is the largest chapter in the state, numbering approximately 130 members, including a few members from ASU System campuses as well as ASU-Jonesboro. Rowe will serve a two-year term as vice president; that term will, in all likelihood, lead to the presidency of the organization. AAUP also has chapters at the University of Arkansas, Fayetteville, the University of Central Arkansas, Arkansas Tech University, and the University of Arkansas at Little Rock.

Dr. Chang is finalist for doctoral dissertation award
DrDr. Erick Chang. Erick Chang, Management, has been named a finalist for the National Federation of Independent Business (NFIB) Doctoral Dissertation Award in Entrepreneurship and Independent Business. The purpose of the award is to recognize and honor outstanding doctoral research in the areas of entrepreneurship and independent business. The award focuses on research that deals with entrepreneurs and potential entrepreneurs, with the founding, management, growth and development of new ventures, and with small businesses and family and minority businesses. Dr. Chang’s dissertation is "Entrepreneurship and Economic Development and Growth in America: An Investigation at the County Level." The award winner will be announced this summer at the National Academy of Management meeting.

Dr. Kim has article published in research journal

Dr. Hyun-Duck Kim, Physical Education, recently had an article published inDr. Hyun-Duck Kim the ICHPER SD Journal of Research. The journal is the official publication of the International Council for Health, Physical Education, Recreation, Sport, and Dance. The study is "Website Content Analysis of the Professional Golfers' Association (PGA) and the Ladies Professional Golf Association (LPGA) based on Sport Marketing Mix: Comparisons across the United States, Japan, and South Korea."

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