Inside ASU, News for Faculty & Staff, Arkansas State University
May 14, 2007

Calendar highlights:

* ASU Staff Senate Employee Picnic and Silent Auction, Wednesday, May 16,
11 a.m.-1:30 p.m.,
ASU Pavilion

* Mascot Review Committee meeting today, 10 a.m., Mockingbird Room, Student Union

* New Student Orientation, Wednesday, May 23


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Snap Crow Legs to perform at Caffe Buono
ASU's own Snap Crow Legs performs Saturday, May 19, 7 pm.-9:30 p.m., at Caffe Buono. Snap Crow Legs features Jerry, Nathan, Rich, Matt, Greg, and Mike, performing classic rock, blues, country rock, and alternative music. As usual, the band has one or two new songs to premiere. Come to listen, and come to see your colleagues in a completely different context. Match the individual players to their better-known campus personae.

OIP staff participates in Fulbright advisor training
Sue Marlay, International Programs, participated in a Fulbright Scholar Advising workshop at the Council for International Exchange of Scholars' office in Washington, D.C., recently. A number of Fulbright assistant directors highlighted the opportunities for teaching and research around the world.
David Wick, International Programs, was invited to attend a two-day program at the Institute of International Exchange in New York, where he will train to promote the Fulbright U.S. Student program and to increase applications from ASU students. Wick also attended sessions on fostering competitive applications to other nationally competitive study abroad scholarships, e.g., the National Security Education program, the Benjamin A. Gilman International Scholarship program, and the Freeman awards for study in Asia.

Dr. Zibluk to have book chapter published
Dr. Jack Zibluk, Journalism, recently had a book chapter submission accepted for publication after a lengthy, blind, peer-reviewed process. Zibluk's "Myspace, Facebook, privacy, and copyright," will appear in "Teaching with Multimedia: Pedagogy in the Websphere," Vol. 1. The first volume of the two-volume text will largely be critiques and essays concerning the teaching of multimedia, while the second volume will consist of case studies about teaching with multimedia in various disciplines.

Thrasher to serve as interim editor at The Jonesboro Sun
Bonnie Thrasher, Journalism, is working as an associate editor for a few weeks at The Jonesboro Bonnie ThrasherSun after the departure of managing editor Rick Fahr. Thrasher's duties will include working with Sun reporters to develop Northeast Arkansas coverage, working with the photo editor, and copy editing. Thrasher is advisor to The Herald, ASU's student newspaper and frequently serves as a judge for student and professional journalism contests. She is also the current secretary and past president of the Arkansas Professional Chapter of the Society of Professional Journalists. She is the chair of College Media Advisors' Career Development Committee, and she coordinates the student job fair at the annual National Fall College Media Convention. She has worked as a reporter and bureau chief for The Commercial Dispatch of Columbus, Miss., and as a reporter and editor for The Starkville (Miss.) Daily News.

Mascot Review Committee to convene
The newly formed Mascot Review Committee will convene today at 10 a.m. in the Mockingbird Room of the ASU Student Union. Jim Pickens, immediate past chair of the ASU Board of Trustees, will chair the committee. Committee members will review and evaluate information from the NCAA and various schools as they consider the continued use of the Indian nickname and mascot to represent ASU athletic teams.

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