Inside ASU, News for Faculty & Staff, Arkansas State University
May 23, 2007

Calendar highlights:

* OIP opening reception for ACE Language Institute today,  
3-4 p.m., International Student Center, Room 200


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Dr. Weathers is invited presenter at TERPNET 2007
Dr. Pamela  J. Weathers
, Plant Metabolic Engineering, was an invited presenter at the international TERPNET 2007 meeting held recently in Strasbourg, France. TERPNET is an international affiliation of researchers investigating all aspects of terpenes and isoprenoids. This meeting was dedicated to reporting on the latest advances in the chemistry and biology of terpenes and isoprenoids in plants and microorganisms. Dr. Weathers presented her work on the antimalarial drug, artemisinin. Her invited presentation was titled, "Artemisinin: controlling its production in Artemisia annua." Dr. Weathers is the director of the Molecular Biosciences PhD program, and she is also Judd Hill Chair of Agricultural Biotechnology. She holds a joint appointment with ABI and the College of Agriculture.

ASU receives PRSA's coveted Prism Awards
ASU's Office of Publications and Creative Services recently won several awards at the Public Relations Society of America (PRSA) 2007 Prism Awards. The ASU Viewbook, designed by Mary Williams, Publications and Creative Services, was the winner in the category, "Other Printed Media." The book is the lead publication designed for student recruitment, and was designed around the trademarked theme, "Powering Minds."  In the category "Special Advertising Support-TV," the "Powering Minds" television advertisement was a finalist. The television spot was a key element of the "Powering Minds" campaign. The "Powering Minds" campaign itself was a finalist in the "Marketing Communications-Nonprofit" category. The television spot was developed by Markham Howe, University Relations.

OIP celebrates opening of ACE Language Institute
The Office of International Programs will host a reception today from 3-4 p.m. in the International Student Center, Room 200, to celebrate the opening of the Associates in Cultural Exchange (ACE) Language Institute. The reception also welcomes Andy Pulford, the institute's director. ACE will partner with ASU to offer intensive English language classes and to prepare international students for university study.

Zibluk presents APA digital photo workshop in Little Rock
Dr. Jack Zibluk, Journalism, presented a day-long photography workshop recently at the Arkansas Press Association (APA) headquarters in Little Rock. Zibluk led 25 editors, reporters, and photographers from throughout the state in seminars on digital photography, composition, and storytelling, followed by a photography tour of the state capitol and a critique session.

Moore makes presentation to Leadership Jonesboro
Tom Moore, University Communications, recently made a presentation, "Working with the News Media," to the Leadership Jonesboro class of 2007.  Leadership Jonesboro is sponsored by the Jonesboro Regional Chamber of Commerce.

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