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100th Year
2009-10

May 10, 2010

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From the Academic Calendar,
first summer term:
Last Day for admission to classes, Friday, May 27
 
Memorial Day observed, Monday, May 31

Classes begin Wednesday, June 2

 

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Faculty appointed, tenured, promoted, reassigned
At Friday's meeting of the Arkansas State University Board of Trustees, the following academic appointments were announced.
The board also approved recommendations for tenure and/or promotion (please see below), as well as approving academic reassignments of duty (also included below). For details, see the NewsPage release.
Arkansas State University Academic Appointments:
Claudia Benavides-Espinoza

Assistant Professor of Physical Education
Effective: August 16, 2010
Lennie Coleman

Instructor in Spanish
Effective: August 16, 2010
Dwayne Powell

Instructor in Accounting
Effective: August 16, 2010
Barbara Warner
Assistant Professor of Political Science
Effective: August 16, 2010
Amanda Wheeler
Instructor in Physical Education
Effective: August 16, 2010

Recommendations for Tenure
Effective for the academic year 20102011:
The names of those marked with an asterisk denote promotion to the rank of associate professor, as well as being awarded tenure.
College of Agriculture and Technology
*Dennis Keith Morris, Agriculture, Associate Professor
College of Business
David Kern, Economics and Finance
Melodie J. Philhours, Management and Marketing
College of Communications
*Marceline Hayes, Communication Studies, Associate Professor

College of Education
*David LaVetter, Health, Physical Education, and Sport Sciences, Associate Professor

College of Fine Arts
Timothy Oliver
, Music
College of Humanities and Social Sciences

*Robert Schroer, English and Philosophy
College of Nursing and Health Professions
*Donna Caldwell, Medical Imaging and Radiation Sciences, Associate Professor
George A. Jacinto
, Social Work
Elizabeth Nix
, Nursing
*Patricia Guy Walls, Social Work, Associate Professor
College of Sciences and Mathematics
*Xiuzhen Huang, Computer Science, Associate Professor
Argelia Lorence
, Chemistry and Physics

Promotion Recommendations for Associate Professor
Effective for the academic year 2010-2011:

College of Business
John Mello
, Associate Professor, Management and Marketing
Patricia Robertson, Associate Professor, Economics and Finance

College of Education
Dixie Keyes
, Associate Professor, Teacher Education

Promotion Recommendations for Full Professor

Effective for the academic year 2010-2011:
College of Business

Sandra Bevill
, Full Professor, Management and Marketing
College of Communications
John Zibluk
, Full Professor, Journalism
College of Education
Kristin Biondolillo
, Full Professor, Psychology and Counseling
Paul Finnicum, Full Professor, Health, Physical Education, and Sport Sciences
College of Humanities and Social Sciences

Sarah Wilkerson Freeman
, Full Professor, History
College of Sciences and Mathematics
Jie Miao
, Full Professor, Mathematics and Statistics
Scott Reeve, Full Professor, Chemistry and Physics


Academic Reassignments of Duty:
Osabuohien Amienyi
from Chair, Dept. of Radio-Television,
to Interim Dean, College of Communications
Effective: July 1, 2010
Michael Bowman
from Compressed Video Network Coordinator
to Interim Dean, Center for Regional Programs
Effective: February 13, 2010
Deborah Chappel-Traylor
from Associate Professor of English
to Interim Associate Dean, College of Humanities and Social Sciences
Effective: May 16, 2010
Gil Fowler
from Associate Dean, the Honors College
to Chair, Department of Journalism
Effective: August 1. 2010
Edward Hammerand
from Associate Professor of Computer Science
to Interim Chair, Department of Computer Science
Effective: March 17, 2010
Kendal Hatch
from Interim Chair, Department of Music
to Chair, Department of Music
Effective: July 1, 2010
Mary Jackson-Pitts
from Professor of Radio-Television
to Interim Chair, Department of Radio-Television
Effective: July 1, 2010
Jeffrey Jenness
from Chair, Department of Computer Science
to Associate Professor of Computer Science
Effective: March 17, 2010
Ruth Owens
from Interim Associate Dean, College of Humanities and Social Sciences
to Full-time teaching, Department of World Languages and Cultures
Effective May 16, 2010.

TIAA-CREF consultants on campus May 25-27
TIAA-CREF consultants will be on campus Tuesday-Thursday, May 25-27, for confidential, one-on-one consultations to help individuals achieve financial goals by investing in mutual funds, brokerage funds, life insurance, and annuities. Consultants can also help individuals strengthen retirement plans by reviewing asset allocation mix, investment strategies, savings plans, and reviewing retirement income options.
Consultants will be available Tuesday, May 25, 12 noon-5 p.m., the 1909 Suite, number 3020, Student Union; Wednesday, May 26, 9 a.m.-4 p.m. in the small conference room, Administration Building; and Thursday, May 27, 9 a.m.-12 noon, 1909 Suite, number 3020, Student Union. To discuss your plan and options for managing your retirement savings, or to schedule an appointment with a TIAA-CREF Individual Consultant, please call TIAA-CREF at (800)732-8353, Monday through Friday, from 9 a.m.-8 p.m. (ET).


Inside ASU welcomes summer
Inside ASU begins running its summer schedule this week; look for fewer publications of the electronic newsletter for faculty and staff. Direct questions or comments to Sara E. McNeil, director, University Communications, ext. 3633, or Gina Bowman, director, Media Relations, ext. 2250.

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