Dr. Maness to serve as new dean of College of
Don Maness, Education, has been chosen as the new dean of the
a national and highly competitive search. Dr. Maness, currently the
associate dean of the College of Education, will move into the
dean’s position Aug. 16. He replaces Dr. John Beineke, who has
decided to return to full-time teaching in the Department of
Educational Leadership, Curriculum, and Special Education, following
more than ten years of distinguished leadership as dean of the
College of Education. The announcement was made by Dr. Daniel
Howard, vice chancellor for Academic Affairs and Research.
Dr. Maness joined Arkansas State University as associate dean of the
College of Education and served as special assistant to the vice
chancellor for Research and Academic Affairs in 2005-06.While
serving as associate dean at ASUJ, Dr. Maness provided leadership
and oversight for the College of Education budgets and grant
activities, served as the National Council for the Accreditation of
Teacher Education (NCATE) coordinator, coordinated activities of the
Council of Professional Education, and coordinated assessment
activities for the Professional Education Unit. Dr. Maness completed
his Ed.D. at Oklahoma State University with a double major in Higher
Education Administration and Educational Administration. He earned
his M.A. in American History with a minor in Political Science from
Michigan State University.For
details, see the NewsPage release.
Dr. Cramer serves as invited speaker at UGA
Dr. Carole L. Cramer,
executive director, ABI, recently served as an invited speaker at
the University of Georgia. One of her talks, "Plant Based
Vaccines Efficacy through Delivery, Presentation and Immuno-modulation,"
was presented to the College of Veterinary Medicine/Department of
Infectious Disease and focused on the production of animal proteins
with potential applications in vaccines.This work was specific to
targeting applications in protection against influenza (bird flu and
swine flu). Dr. Cramer's other talk, "Plant Powered Production," was
hosted by and presented to the University of Georgia’s Complex
Carbohydrate Research Center. It focused on the use of plants as
production factories for high-value proteins and chemicals with the
potential to enhance human health. Dr. Cramer serves as the lead on
the plant-based bioproduction project, the Plant-Powered Production
(P3) Center, under the Arkansas ASSET Initiative (AR EPSCoR). The
Plant Powered Production (P3) Center is funded through the RII:
Arkansas ASSET Initiative (AR EPSCoR) by the National Science
Foundation (grant #EPS –
0701890) and the Arkansas Science and Technology Authority (ASTA).
Ninth annual Delta Awards for tourism presented
The ninth annual
Delta Awards recognizing tourism achievements in Eastern Arkansas were
presented during festivities Friday evening, May 29, at the Paragould
The event was
sponsored by Arkansas Delta Byways, the nonprofit association recognized
by the Arkansas Department of Parks and Tourism as the official tourism
promotion association for 15 counties in eastern Arkansas, including Arkansas, Chicot, Clay, Craighead, Crittenden, Cross, Desha,
Drew, Greene, Lee, Mississippi, Monroe, Phillips, Poinsett, and St.
Arkansas Delta Byways is located on the campus of Arkansas State
University-Jonesboro and receives administrative support through
Arkansas State University’s Arkansas Heritage SITES (System Initiatives
for Technical and Educational Support) Office.
Southern Tenant Farmers
Museum in Tyronza was the winner of the Cultural Heritage award
For a complete
list of the ten awards presented and their winners, see the
For more information, contact Arkansas Delta Byways by telephone at
(870) 972-2803, by fax at (870) 972-3200, or by e-mailing
executive secretary/treasurer, Arkansas Delta Byways.
Search Engine Optimization seminar to be
The ASU Small Business and Technology Development Center will offer
a Search Engine Optimization seminar on Tuesday, June 9, from 1-4
p.m., Room 201, ASU Technical Center, 5504 Krueger Drive, Jonesboro.
Registration is $49 per person, and $35 for Chamber of Commerce
members. A discount is also available for ASU faculty, staff, and
students. This seminar seeks to heal underperforming websites by
optimizing each website page to increase the number of online
visitors and sales. Attendees will learn to use their websites to
attract qualified customers seeking products or services. Topics
will include using search terms and creating the perfect page.
Attendees will also learn about free on-line tools for researching
keywords, tracking & analyzing on-line customers, and more. The
seminar instructor is Jim Bryant, IT Associates, Inc. Register
call (870) 972-3517, or e-mail
email@example.com. For further details, contact
Herb Lawrence, ASU SBTDC
director, ext. 3517.
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