Dr. Shain speaks at annual APME convention
Dr. Russell Shain, Communications, spoke with the Arkansas Associated Press Managing
Editors (APME) recently about ASU's strategies for preparing
graduates for careers in a changing news media environment. He
shared the program with journalism heads from UALR and UAF at the
annual APME convention in Rogers. Shain said that ASU's
journalism and radio-television programs focus on fundamentals of
gathering, analyzing, and communicating news across a variety of
multimedia platforms. He noted that the Department of Journalism has
a consistently higher placement rate for news-editorial and
photojournalism graduates than the national average.
Psychology and Counseling
faculty publish article
Dr. John D.
Hall, Dr. Amy F. Claxton, and Dr. Craig H. Jones,
Psychology and Counseling, recently published an article in
Communiqué, the National Association of School Psychologists'
official newspaper, entitled "Surveying School Psychology Services
in Individual States: A Model from Arkansas." Other co-authors
include the following ASU graduates of the Ed.S. degree program in
Psychology and Counseling-School Psychology track: Gretchen L.
Clayton, Kyla D. Warnick, and Sandy C. Daniels. All three graduates are now licensed school psychology
specialists (LSPs) in Arkansas and are working in the public
schools. The study was supported by an award from the Nathan Deutsch
Faculty Development Fund at ASU.
Mascot Review Committee
holds first meeting
ASU's newly formed
Mascot Review Committee held its
first meeting Monday, hearing oral reports from Chancellor Robert L. Potts and
Athletics Director Dean Lee on the status of appeals similarly
affected schools have made to the NCAA and the impact of the
alternatives ASU might consider as it decides whether or not to keep
the current Indian nickname and mascot. The university has three choices: take no
action and accept NCAA sanctions; file a lawsuit to stop imposition
of the sanctions;
or select a new mascot and nickname. Committee Chair Jim Pickens
emphasized that all issues will be explored and discussed with the
university's various constituencies, with the "final decision resting
on what is in the short-term and long-term best interest of the
university." Committee members agree that an extensive educational
campaign will be needed to explain the full impact of the various
options available to ASU.
Heritage Studies student
selected to attend conference
Lisa Perry, Heritage Studies, has been selected to attend the Social
Change Workshop at the University of Virginia. Perry was chosen from
more than 2,000 applicants. The workshop, June 23-29,
will feature Dr. David Schmidtz and Dr. Gerald Gaus, two professors
of philosophy from the
University of Arizona, as well as evolutionary
psychologist Dr. Robert Kurzban of the University of Pennsylvania.
This year's theme is "Knowledge, Decisions, and Institutions."
For details, see
Heritage Studies grad students lead at concert event
On Saturday, May 19, a Blues and Gospel Concert will be held at the
park adjacent to the West Memphis Public Library. Simon Hosken, a
PhD student in Heritage Studies, is the event's producer, in
conjunction with Caroline Redfearn, library director. At 3 p.m.,
Heritage Studies PhD student Michael Bowman's film, "When I Was
Younger" will be shown. At 4 p.m., the Reel Brothers perform gospel
music. Renowned blues scholar and musician David Evans will lead an
open mike jam session at 5 p.m., and at 6:30 p.m., The Blues Berry
Jam Band will perform. Admission is free, but donations are
requested in a "pass the hat" arrangement to pay the musicians. For
details, contact Simon Hosken
or call (901) 921-4112.
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