Hemingway Barn Studio hosts
Dr. Sherry Laymon
ASU alumna Dr.
Sherry Laymon, Heritage
Studies, will sign copies of her book, "Pfeiffer Country," on
Thursday, May 7, from 4-6 p.m. in the Hemingway Barn Studio at the
Hemingway-Pfeiffer Museum and Educational Center (HPMEC) in Piggott.
HPMEC is one of ASU's Heritage SITES (System Initiatives for
Technical and Education Support.)"Pfeiffer Country" is the
compelling story of how Paul Pfeiffer transformed Clay County in
Northeast Arkansas during the first half of the twentieth century.
His successful tenant farming model contrasted with other
agricultural operations throughout the Mississippi River Delta
region and included providing two-story homes and barns for his
tenants and allowing them to use land to grow food for their
families and livestock. Dr. Laymonís account depicts the fate of
tenants following the break-up of "Pfeiffer Country." Dr. Laymon
earned her doctoral degree in Heritage Studies and has taught math
and social studies classes in Arkansas schools and colleges for
seventeen years. She currently lives in Hot Springs. Copies of
"Pfeiffer Country" can be purchased at the Hemingway-Pfeiffer Museum
Store. For more information, call (870) 598-3487.
ROTC commissioning ceremony will
be held May 8
ASU-Jonesboro faculty and staff are invited to attend the Red Wolf
Battalion's spring commissioning ceremony and congratulate the Red
Wolf Battalionís new officers, on Friday, May 8, at 3 p.m., in the
Convocation Center Auditorium. The guest speaker will be Colonel
Kendall Penn, commander of the 39th Infantry Brigade, Arkansas Army
National Guard. The following seven cadets will be commissioned as
second lieutenants in the United States Army: Patrick H.
Byerly, Troy J. Cline, Travis L. Eddleman, Brandi M. Johnson, Nathan
B. Smith, Megan N. Watters, and Jeremy M. Weeks.
Spring Commencement will be
held May 9
ASU-Jonesboro will hold spring commencement in the Convocation
Center on Saturday, May 9, with one ceremony at 10 a.m. and another
at 2:30 p.m. The morning ceremony will include the Colleges of
Business, Education, Fine Arts, Sciences and Mathematics, and
University College. The afternoon ceremony will include the Colleges
of Agriculture and Technology, Communications, Engineering,
Humanities and Social Sciences, and Nursing and Health Professions.
Dr. E. Gordon Gee, president of Ohio State University, will address
the graduates at both the 10 a.m. and 2:30 p.m. ceremonies.
Dr. Robert L. Potts, chancellor of ASU-Jonesboro, will
present the various diplomas. The Office of the Registrar has listed
1,116 students as candidates for degrees at both the graduate and
undergraduate levels. A brief reception for
all graduates, their guests, and faculty and staff will be held on
the north mezzanine following each of the commencement ceremonies.
Everyone is invited to attend. For details, see the
Dr. Johnson presents paper at
Warren Johnson, French, recently presented "Villiers de l'Isle-Adam,
the Hard, Gemlike Flame" at the international conference on
Symbolism: Its Origins and Its Consequences, sponsored by the Univ.
of Illinois-Springfield, Monticello, Ill. Dr. Johnson's paper dealt
with the intertextual relations of Walter Pater, a critic linked to
the late nineteenth-century Aesthetic movement in Britain, and
Auguste Villiers de líIsle-Adam, a writer seen as precursor to the
French Symbolist movement.
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