June 20, 2005

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Elves and the Shoemaker,
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Faculty members present at International meeting
Dr. Alan Christian, Zoology Dr. Alan Christian and Dr. Stan Trauth, both of Zoology, Dr. Jerry Farris, Environmental Sciences, and Dr. Stan Trauth, ZoologyJerry Harris, Biology, along with several students made presentations at the International meeting of the North American Benthological Society in New Orleans the end of May.
Dr. Christian was the lead author for
an invited oral presentation. Drs. Christian, Trauth, and Farris and Harris made several other presentations which included graduate students Waylon Hiler, Andy Peck, Mickey Matthews, and Sara Seagraves, all of Dr. Jerry Farris, Environmental Sciences Ph.D programBiological Sciences; Heide McIntyre, Environmental Sciences, doctoral student Ben Wheeler, Environmental Sciences, and undergraduate student Jason Gambill, Biological Sciences.
  For more details about their presentations and the achievements of other faculty and staff, see updates in Campus News.

Bill Rowe's work featured in exhibit

The Julie Saul Gallery in New York City will feature the neon sculpture of Bill Rowe, Art, in the summer group exhibition, "Wordplay". The curator has assembled a collection of recent work created by 23 well known and emerging artists. This group of work, executed in a range of mediums and materials, celebrates the diversity of letter forms, words and text as a visual expression in contemporary art. There are myriad sources of typographic and textual inspiration represented by the artists. For more about the exhibit, see the gallery web site.

Beth Hood to present at ag-biotech meeting
Dr. Elizabeth Hood will speak next week at the National Agricultural Biotechnology Council's conference in Nashville, "Agricultural Biotechnology: Beyond Food and Energy to Health and the Environment," organized by the University of Kentucky and University of Tennessee.  Her topic is "Commercialization Of A Protein Product From Transgenic Maize."  Hood is associate vice chancellor for research and technology transfer.

Academic Challenge Scholarship deadline extended
The Arkansas Department of Higher Education has extended this year's deadline to apply for the Academic Challenge Scholarship to July 1. More importantly, Gov. Mike Huckabee and the Arkansas Legislature have increased the income eligibility limits along with the amount of the scholarship. For more, see the web site http://www.arkansaschallenge.com

CSI Camp opens today
The Crime Scene Investigation (CSI) camp opens today and continues through Friday. Five faculty members from Political Science, English and Philosophy, Criminology, Sociology and Geography, as well as Chemistry and Physics are coordinating the camp. High school juniors and seniors from throughout Arkansas as well as the surrounding states will be on campus. For more details, please contact: Dr. Gloria Gibson, program coordinator, and dean of the College of Humanities and Social Sciences at 972-3973 or via email at hss@astate.edu.

New Student Orientation on campus tomorrow
Nearly 350 parents and students will be on campus tomorrow for the next session of New Student Orientation. They will begin the day between 7:30 and 8:30 a.m. at the Student Union (food court area), continuing throughout the day until 5 p.m. with various meetings and activities across campus. The New Student Orientation sessions for the month of June are full. However, there are several dates available in July and August.
  When you see visitors, please show them gracious hospitality by offering a smile, a hello, or lending a helping hand to assist them in the right direction. For more details or to see other NSO dates for the summer, see the web site.

The Elves and the Shoemaker opens Wednesday
2005 Summer Children’s Theatre will open the 10th anniversary season with “The Elves and the Shoemaker” on Wednesday, June 22, at 10 a.m. and 2 p.m., Thursday, June 23, at 10 a.m. and Friday, June 24, at 10 a.m. and 7:30 p.m. For tickets, call the Central Box Office at 972-2781.

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