ASU Museum director, Dr. Allen,
receives national award
Dr. Marti L. Allen,
ASU Museum, has received the Excellence
in Peer Review Service award from the American Association of
Museums (AAM). This award honors individuals who have exhibited
outstanding professional dedication, diplomacy, and service to the
museum field through the Museum Assessment Program and the Museum
Accreditation Program. The award will be presented to Dr. Allen at the AAM
annual meeting in Chicago on Monday, May 14. Dr. Allen and four
others were selected for this award from a list of 90 individuals
nominated from a total of more than 1,200 peer reviewers.
Annual Employee Picnic slated for May 16
The annual employee picnic, sponsored by the Staff Senate, is set
for Wednesday, May 16, from 11 a.m.-1:30 p.m. at the ASU Pavilion.
All ASU employees are invited to attend. Door prizes will be given
away every half-hour. The picnic will also include a silent auction
and a bake sale. All proceeds will benefit the Staff Senate Employee
Educational Stipend program, which provides awards to help defray
educational costs for ASU employees. Volunteers are needed to make
individually wrapped desserts (cookies, brownies, cakes, candies,
etc.) to sell in the bake sale. Baking volunteers should contact
Retention rates rising at ASU,
NW Ark. paper reports
More college freshmen are
returning for a second year at Arkansas schools, according to a
state report on retention from the Arkansas Department of Higher
Education. The report was cited by Dan Craft, The Morning News,
in the article "Retention Rates Rising." ASU reported the largest
increase in retention, gaining 6.4 percent, recording 72 percent
retention among freshmen who entered in fall 2005, the latest year
for which figures were available. Retention rates have been climbing
in Arkansas for both two-and four-year institutions over the past
decade, according to the state report. Students aged
17 to 19 were more likely to return than any other age group,
according to the report.
Ecotoxicology Research Facility
Dr. Jennifer L. Bouldin, Ecotoxicology Research Facility, will host a workshop for
Jonesboro public school teachers on Wednesday, May 9, at 5:30p.m.-8
p.m. This workshop is the third in a series. The following week,
Tuesday-Friday, May 15-18, Dr. Bouldin will host a Whole Effluent
Toxicity Testing (WET Testing) workshop from 8 a.m.-5 p.m. each day.
This workshop is open to wastewater treatment managers,
industrial/municipal plant managers, and consultants interested in
learning more about a requirement of their discharge permits. The
Ecotoxicology Research Facility is located at 2645 Caddo, and
workshops will be held in the facility's conference room, Room 101.
For more information, contact
Dr. Bouldin at ext. 2570.
Library exhibit provides a
look back at World War II
The exhibit and programs area
on the third floor of the Dean B. Ellis Library is currently hosting
a new exhibit, "A Look Back at World War II." The exhibit features
paper ephemera--posters, booklets, and ration stamps--from the era.
The items on display are from library collections, and their time on
display is limited. To access the exhibit and programs area, take
the stairs or elevator across from the Circulation Desk to the third
floor and exit directly into the space. For information on how to
host your own exhibit or program in the space, please contact
April Sheppard at ext.
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