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98th Year
2007-08

May 7, 2008

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Spring Commencement Saturday, May 10, 10 p.m. and
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Graduating Senior grades due today,
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Dr. Finnicum, colleague Mathis, present poster
Dr. Paul Finnicum and Mitch Mathis, Physical Education, recently presented a poster Dr. Paul Finnicumat the recently convened American Alliance for Health, Physical Education, Recreation, and Dance national conference and exposition in Ft. Worth. The poster, "Using Personal Response Systems to Create an Interactive Classroom," was a collaboration with John Green, of Texas A & M University and Jeff Zeiger, the Executive Director of the Alternative Fuels Institute, and  was designed to provide state-of-the art, practical teaching ideas that can be used in various school/work settings.

Dr. Bryant publishes article in international journal

Dr. Lance G. Bryant, Physical Education, recently published an article in Dr. Lance G. BryantAdapted Physical Activity Quarterly, the official journal of the International Federation of Adapted Physical Activity. The article, "Impact of a Physical Education Teacherís Disability on Elementary Pupilís Perceptions of Effectiveness and Learning," describes a recent study conducted by Dr. Bryant that focused on the impact physical appearance plays in relationship to perceptions elementary pupils have toward physical educators with disabilities.


Dr. Howard's 'Reaching Out to the World' reception today
Dr. Dan Howard, vice chancellor, Academic Affairs and Research, cordially invites all campus employees to a reception, "Reaching Out to the World," today at 2:30 p.m., Centennial Hall, Reng Student Services Center/Student Union. The reception begins at 2:30 p.m., with formal remarks and a brief presentation from 3-3:30 p.m., and a meet-and-greet session from 3:30-4 p.m. Light refreshments will be served. "Reaching Out to the World" is an opportunity to learn about ASU's international programs and initiatives, and the program will include time for questions and comments on ways that ASU-Jonesboro can help ease the transitions of international students who will arrive on campus this fall. RSVP to Sandra Elliott, ext. 3600.

Philosophy Department presents recent research activity
Dr. Eric Cave, Philosophy, presented his paper, "The Moral Status of Sexual Seduction," at Ethical Theory and Moral Practice: How Do They Relate? in Amsterdam, the Netherlands, in March.
Dr. Don Merrell, Philosophy, has a paper, "The Causal Impotency Objection to Vegetarianism," forthcoming from Southwest Philosophy Review.
Dr. Jeanine Weekes Schroer, Philosophy,  presented her paper, "The Problem with Blame," at the Eastern Division meeting of the Society for Women in Philosophy, Cleveland, Ohio, in April. Dr. Weekes Schroer also won this year's Campus Excellence Award during the presentation of the annual Diversity Excellence Awards, in part for her research on issues involving race and gender.
Dr. Robert Schroer, Philosophy, presented his paper, "Is it ontologically profligate to posit determinable properties? Can they at least earn their keep?" at the Alabama Philosophical Society, Orange Beach, Ala., in September 2007. Dr. Schroer also presented his paper, "Where's the beef? How the contents of phenomenal concepts can be substantial even if they contain demonstrative elements," at the Mountain Plains Philosophy Conference, Denver, Colo., in September 2007 and at the Southern Society for Philosophy and Psychology in New Orleans in March. Dr. Schroer also had his paper, "Memory Foundationalism and the Problem of Unforgotten Carelessness," accepted by and published in Pacific Philosophical Quarterly in March.

KASU's Bluegrass Monday presents Valerie Smith, band
Rad
Valerie Smithio station KASU 91.9 FM presents Bluegrass Monday, featuring Valerie Smith and Liberty Pike, on Monday, May 12, 7-9 p.m., at Atkins Celebration Hall, 101 S. Pruett, Paragould. Admission is free, but KASU literally passes the hat to pay the musicians. Bluegrass Monday concerts are typically held on the fourth Monday of the month, but due to the Memorial Day holiday, Bluegrass Monday is the second Monday in May. For details, contact Marty Scarbrough, KASU program director, ext. 2367.

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