Dr. Persell is first graduate of new nursing
Dr. Debbie Persell,
Nursing, recently became the first
of the new Homeland Security Nursing program at the University of
Tennessee in Knoxville.
She received her doctorate in May and is the only one of three doctoral
the program with the homeland security concentration.
The innovative program is the only nursing curriculum in the nation
which addresses disaster response training and was initiated to prepare
nurse leaders, managers and clinical nursing specialists to organize a
response agenda to disasters
which involve mass casualties.
Dr. Persell also
conferences in Amsterdam and Japan involving concept
development on standardized nursing language and disaster education,
and is the coordinator for the disaster life support
regional training center. She also teaches courses in homeland security and
emergency management at ASU. For details, see the
Dr. Frey to join AHEC Northeast Advisory Council
Dr. Len Frey, Dean, College of Business, has recently been asked to join the Arkansas Area
Health Education Centers (AHEC) Northeast Advisory Council. The
primary goal of the
Council is to assist in promoting and further developing education
and services that will serve the health needs, and promote the well
being, of the people of Arkansas. The AHEC program was founded in 1973 via the combined efforts of
Arkansas' governor, its state legislature, and the University of
Arkansas for Medical Sciences (UAMS) as the primary educational
outreach effort of UAMS and the principal means of decentralizing
medical education and other health professions education throughout
the state. Seven teaching centers (in El Dorado, Fayetteville, Fort
Smith, Helena, Jonesboro, Pine Bluff, and Texarkana) train students in medicine,
nursing, pharmacy, and various allied health professions, including
family medicine. AHEC emphasizes primary care and health education.
For details on AHEC
Northeast, visit the website.
Dr. Clark named Teacher of the
Year by ASMTA
Dr. Lauren Schack Clark, Music,
has been named Teacher of the Year by the
State Music Teachers Association (ASMTA). She will also begin a 2-year
term as the organization's first vice president. Dr. Clark has served for 4 years
as Arkansas chair of the Young Artist and Chamber Music Competitions
and as president of the local affiliate, the Delta Music Teachers
Association. ASMTA is a state affiliate of the Music Teachers
National Association (MTNA), which has a membership of over 24,000
independent and collegiate teachers nationwide. Each state may select a Teacher
of the Year by nomination and committee decision. In Arkansas, the
winning teacher is notified of his or her award at the presentation
at the annual banquet in June.
the Wild' event will be at Barnes and Noble
A new book by Arkansas
State University biology faculty, “Adventures in the Wild: Tales from
Biologists of the Natural State,” will be featured in a book signing
event on Saturday, June 28, 1-3 p.m., at Jonesboro’s Barnes and Noble
Booksellers, the Mall at Turtle Creek, 3000 E. Highland, Jonesboro.
Editors Dr. Aldemaro Romero and Joy Trauth will be on hand to sign
copies of the book, which features stories by 11 faculty authors and a
preface by Dr. Cristián Samper, currently acting secretary of the
Smithsonian Institution in Washington, D.C. and former director of
the Smithsonian Institution’s National Museum of Natural History.
The book is published by the University of Arkansas Press.
For details on the book signing, contact
Dr. Aldemaro Romero,
ext. 3082, or call Barnes and Noble in Jonesboro at (870) 336-2543,
or see the NewsPage release.
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