faculty receive $2.3 million NSF grant
ASU faculty were recently awarded a grant of $2.3 million to be
disbursed over the next 5 years by the National Science Foundation
(NSF) for their proposal, “GK12:
Environmental Sciences and Molecular Biosciences in the Natural
State.” The proposal was drafted by Dr. Alan D.
Christian, Zoology; Dr. Anne Grippo, Biology; Dr.
Cynthia A. Miller, Center for Excellence in Education, and
director, the Northeast Arkansas Delta Institute for Math and
James Tillman Kennon, Science Education; and Dr. Robyn E.
Hannigan, Geochemistry, and director, Environmental Sciences
Graduate Program. Dr. Christian will serve as the GK12 program
The focused theme of the program is “Land
Use, Land Cover, and Biodiversity in the Mississippi Embayment."
The funds provided by this award will include
support for the NSF Graduate Teaching Fellows in K-12 Education
(GK-12) in accordance with NSF program 07-555. For details, contact
Dr. Alan Christian at
ext. 3296, or see the NewsPage release.
Jacinto to serve as director of
new MSW program
Dr. George Jacinto, Social Work, will serve as director of
ASU's new Master of Social Work (MSW) program.
The Department of Social Work is located in the College of Nursing and Health Professions.
The program will admit its first class in August 2008. The MSW
program will consist of two tracks: Regular Standing and Advanced
Standing. Dr. Barbara Turnage, chair of the department, says that the new MSW
program will address the need for additional professional social workers
in Northeast Arkansas and notes that the MSW program is a response to requests from
social service providers and citizens of Northeast Arkansas.
Dr. Jacinto states that the focus of the program will be rural-based
An informational session about the new MSW
program will be held at the ASU International Student Center, Room 251, on Monday, July 14, at 5:30
p.m. Applications for the MSW program will be accepted through the
month of July. For details, contact Dr. Jacinto at
ext. 3137, or see the NewsPage release.
ASU's Beck PRIDE Center spearheads collection of
Beck PRIDE Center is spearheading a drive to collect personal
care and food items for service members serving in the 39th
Infantry Brigade Combat Team of the Arkansas National Guard in Iraq.
The shipment date for the collected items is Friday, July 11.
and food items are needed by both male and female soldiers, as well
as miscellaneous items including sunglasses, batteries, CDs and
DVDs. In addition, items such as note cards,
envelopes, and postage are needed. For a complete list of needed
items, visit the Beck
PRIDE Center for America’s Wounded Soldiers online. For details,
contact Susan Tonymon, Beck
PRIDE Center program director, at ext. 2624, or see the
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