ASU hosts South Korean university officials today
Arkansas State University will
host three senior administrators from
University in South Korea today, welcoming them with a reception
hosted by Chancellor Robert L. Potts from 9:30-10 a.m.
in the lobby of the Administration Building. The reception will be
followed by a signing ceremony, where ASU and Hannam University
officials will sign a Memorandum of Understanding that will
establish a foundation upon which the leadership of the two
institutions will seek collaborative opportunities of mutual
benefit. Executive vice chancellor and Provost Dr. G. Daniel
Howard will also welcome the guests. Hannam University
representatives scheduled to attend are Dr. Hyung-tae Kim, president
of Hannam University, Dr. Young Sung Suh, dean of the Office of
Global Relations and professor in the Department of Mechanical
Engineering at Hannam University, and Mr. Wonbae Kim, director of
the Center for International Relations at Hannam University.
Faculty, staff, students, and the media are invited to attend.
Prof. Joe Bonner is Honors Professor of the Year
University-Jonesboro's Joe Bonner, assistant professor of Music,
College of Fine Arts, was named Honors Professor of the Year for 2010
during the Honors Recognition ceremony and reception on Friday, May
7, at ASU's Cooper Alumni Center. The Honors Professor of the
Year is a new award nominated by and voted on by students in the
Professor Bonner has taught Honors Fine Arts
Musical, offered in both the fall and spring semester of
each academic year. This course is extremely popular among Honors
students and is always the first class to fill all of the available
seats during registration each semester. The open seats are coveted
among Honors students; often a student will wait multiple semesters to
have the opportunity to enroll in this course and have Bonner as his or
her professor. Professor Bonner is an accomplished flutist, has a
full studio of music majors and non-majors alike who come to him for
flute lessons, and teaches several other courses within the music
department, including the Honors course for which he was nominated as Honors Professor of the Year.
For details, contact Rebecca
Oliver, director of Student Services, the Honors College, at
ext. 2308, or see the NewsPage
Dr. Josephine Welsh is assistant director of
The Office of Institutional
Research, Planning, and Assessment is pleased to announce the
recent appointment of Dr. Josephine Welsh as assistant
director of Assessment. She will assist with campus-wide assessment
initiatives as Arkansas State University-Jonesboro prepares for the
upcoming Higher Learning Commission institutional accreditation
visit in fall 2012. Dr. Welsh was trained as a researcher at the
College of William and Mary in Virginia, Virginia Commonwealth
University, and the Medical College of Virginia. She is an
evaluation training specialist with experience in designing,
managing, and evaluating evidenced-based practices, and she has
extensive experience in grant acquisition, data management, and
local and federal evaluation. She has provided training to
individuals from varying backgrounds with the skills to develop
surveys, analyze data, and report results to various stakeholders.
She also has been teaching upper-level courses in the Department of
Psychology and Counseling at the ASU-Jonesboro campus.
publishes, articles, presents at conference
Dr. Mary Jackson Pitts, Radio-Television, recently published
value of podcasting: the experiment,"
Journal of Media Education, 1 (2), 5-11.
This article is a culmination of experimental research using
podcasting/vodcasting in the classroom to help students learn. A
report of a
pilot study related to the value of podcasting /vodcasting was
published in the Broadcast Education Association's (BEA)
Feedback magazine in May 2008, and the final article was
published in April 2010. The data from the research showed that
students who were exposed to podcasting scored better on tests and
understood course content better than those who did not have access
to the podcasts/vodcasts. Dr. Jackson Pitts also recently published
“Fools Rush In:” Elvis and Michael’s “We are the World’s” Legal
Legacy” at the Western Social Science Association Convention at
Reno, Nevada. Also, at the Western Social Science Association
convention, Dr. Lily Zeng, Radio-Television, Dr.
Mary Jackson Pitts, and Dr. Gilbert Fowler, Journalism,
associate dean of the Honors College, made a presentation,
"Catastrophic icing: When the lines of communications tumble down.”
Children's Theatre season 2010 announced
The Arkansas State University Theatre has released the schedule for
2010 ASU Summer
Children’s Theatre season. All performances will be held at
Center on the ASU campus.
Tickets are now available
The 15th season of children’s theatre at ASU will open
with "The Absolutely Awesome Giant"
by Bruce Shearer. Is he a giant,
or isn’t he? Travel down the road with the Awesome Giant to meet
singing snails, a boxing beetle, and maybe even a monster or
two! Lots of fun and audience participation is in store.
Performance dates are Wednesday, June 23, at 10 a.m. and 2 p.m.;
Thursday, June 24, at 10 a.m. and 2 p.m.; and Friday, June 25, at 10
a.m. and 7:30 p.m. The second production of the 2010 season is "Pippi
Longstocking" by Wesley Van Tassell,
arranged and adapted from the stories of Astrid Lindgren. Meet
Pippilotta Delicatessa Windowshade Mackrelmint Ephraim’s Daughter
Longstocking, the strongest girl in the world. Performance dates are
Wednesday, July 28, at 10 a.m. and 2 p.m.; Thursday, July 29, at 10
a.m. and 2 p.m.; and Friday, July 30, at 10 a.m. and 7:30 p.m.
All seating is reserved, and tickets for reserved seating may be
purchased in advance at the ASU Central Box Office in the Convocation
Center or by calling 972-ASU1. Tickets are available online.
Reserved seating tickets (if available) may be purchased at the door
on the evening of the performance. Ticket prices for ASU Theatre’s
2010 Summer Children’s Theatre performances are $5 in
advance and $7 at the door. Purchasing tickets in advance is highly
recommended. For details, see the NewsPage release.
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