June 26, 2006

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* Chancellor Search Committee, today, 9:30 a.m.

New Student Orientation, tomorrow

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Science faculty and students present in Alaska
Several students and faculty members from both Biological Sciences and Environmental Sciences made oral presentations at the annual meeting of the North American Benthological Society in Anchorage, earlier in June.
  Graduate student S.E. Seagraves, Biological Sciences, with faculty members J. L. Harris and Dr. Alan Christian, both of Biological Sciences, and Dr. Jerry Farris, Environmental Sciences, presented Conservation of the Ouachita Creekshell [Villosa arkansasensis (Lea1852)]: reproduction and host fish suitability in the Bulletin of the North American Benthological Society.
  Undergraduate student R. L. Lawson and graduate student M. W. Matthews, both of Biological Sciences, along with Christian, presented Species and size selective predation of freshwater mussels on the Buffalo National River.
  Matthews, Seagraves, and Christian presented Assessment and evaluation of native freshwater mussel assemblages of the Buffalo National River.
  Undergraduate student A.M. Smith and Dr. Jeannette Loutsch, both of Biological Sciences, along with Christian, presented The use of micro-satellite analysis to determine paternity in freshwater mussels.
  Christian, graduate student A. J. Peck, Environmental Sciences, along with Harris and Farris, presented Movement patterns of freshwater mussels following relocation: a case study of Potamilus capax and Quadrula quadrula in an Arkansas drainage ditch.
  For all the latest faculty and staff achievements, go to Campus News.

Tichgelaar and Rowe present documentary
James H. Tichgelaar, Museum, and Bill Rowe, Art, along with John Gibson presented the first screening of the documentary, Why Only Killen? at the 42nd annual memorial service, earlier this month, for James Cheney, Andrew Goodman, Michael Schwerner and all other civil rights martyrs in Kemper and Neshoba County, Miss. Why Only Killen? is the story of the inadequate justice rendered after the 1964 slaying of the three civil rights workers.
The documentary, a production of the Arkansas Delta Truth & Justice Center, is written and directed by Gibson and Tichgelaar with editing and cinematography by Tichgelaar, and editing and final cuts by Rowe (Mojo Studio).

Retirement Reception for Jimmie Rushing
A retirement reception honoring Jimmie Rushing for 28 years of service to ASU in the Department of Radio-Television will be held this Wednesday, 2 - 4 p.m., in the Radio-TV office of the Communications/Education Building, room 152. Everyone is invited.

Farewell Reception for Molly Phillips
A farewell reception will be held this Thursday from 3 - 5 p.m. in the lobby of the Administration Building for Molly Phillips, Alumni Relations, who will be leaving to move to North Carolina. Molly has served as chapter development officer for the Alumni Association for several years, and will be greatly missed among friends and alumni.

ABI and Honors team for summer internships
The first three students selected for the "Honors Summer Undergraduate Research Internship in Biotechnology" will be introduced to the news media Tuesday at the Arkansas Biosciences Institute.  ABI is collaborating with The Honors College to made the research opportunities available.  The interns and their respective faculty mentors are: Ritika Gera of Jonesboro, Dr. Anne Grippo; Swati Mishra of Jonesboro, Dr. Malathi Srivatsan; and Kristen Shelton of Benton, Drs. Fabricio Medina-Bolivar and Dr. Anne Grippo.  They will discuss their individual projects that are underway.

Summer schedule
Thursday is the last day of classes for Summer Session I, with final exams on Friday. ASU will be closed on Tuesday, July 4, for Independence Day. The second summer term begins on Wednesday, July 5, and continues until Wednesday, Aug. 2. August Commencement will be held on Friday, Aug. 4. The fall semester begins on Monday, Aug. 21, with residence hall move-in day scheduled for Saturday, Aug. 19.

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