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June 30, 2008

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Markham Howe receives PRSA's Crystal Award
Markham Howe, director, University Relations, recently received the Crystal Award from the Arkansas Chapter of the Public Relations Society of America (PRSA) at theMarkham Howe, director, University Relations 2008 PRSA Arkansas Chapter Prism Awards reception and ceremony held at the Arkansas Governor's Mansion in Little Rock. Howe received the Crystal Award in recognition of his service to the community and to the public relations profession. Howe holds accreditation in public relations (APR) in the Public Relations Society of America (PRSA) and is a two-time former board member of the board of directors, Arkansas Chapter, PRSA; is a past president of Civitan International, former chairman of the board of Civitan International, past president of Civitan International Foundation, and current member of Civitan; is a past member of the state March of Dimes executive committee and current member of March of Dimes Northeast Arkansas Community Council; is director of the Northeast Arkansas Chapter of Military Officers Association of America (MOAA); is a member of the Jonesboro Regional Chamber of Commerce; has spent six years on the board of directors of Youth Home of Arkansas, Inc.; has spent nine years on the board of directors of Junior Achievement of Arkansas; and is a lifetime member of the ASU Alumni Association and a former member of the board of directors.

Sifford wins American Academy of Nursing scholarship
Susi Sifford, Nursing at Arkansas State University, has been selected as a Predoctoral Scholar in academic geriatric nursing for 2009-2011 by the American Academy ofSusi Sifford, Nursing, winner of BAGNC Predoctoral Scholar award. Nursing (AAN) through its Building Academic Geriatric Nursing Capacity (BAGNC) Predoctoral Scholarship program. The BAGNC program, funded primarily by the John A. Hartford Foundation, seeks to increase geriatric nursing capacity in the United States. BAGNC also offers a postdoctoral award, the Claire M. Fagan Postdoctoral Fellowship. Both awards support further study for nurses committed to careers in academic geriatric nursing. Sifford and 14 other Predoctoral Scholars will receive scholarships to support their full-time doctoral educations in academic geriatric nursing. The two-year scholarships cover tuition and fees of up to $50,000 per year.

Library features new traveling exhibition
On July 5, the Dean B. Ellis Library will open a traveling exhibition from the United States Holocaust Museum, "Fighting the Fires of Hate: America and the Nazi Book Burnings." This exhibit provides a vivid look at the initial beginnings of Nazi suppression of freedom of expression, and the strong response that suppression generated in America immediately and in the years thereafter. The exhibition focuses on the symbolism of book burning, and how that symbolism was used to broaden the coalition of anti-Nazi groups. The exhibit concludes with the postwar years, but also refers to films such as "Pleasantville" and "Field of Dreams"; episodes of television shows "The Waltons" and "M*A*S*H"; death threats to author Salman Rushdie; and the burning of author J.K. Rowling's Harry Potter books. The exhibition runs through July 27. For details, contact April Sheppard at ext 2766, or see the NewsPage release.

Dr. Salinger to present program on survivors of the Shoah
Dr. Lawrence Salinger, assistant chair, Criminology/Sociology, will offer a special presentation, “Survivors of the Shoah: Ursel Salinger,” on Tuesday, July 8, at 5:30 p.m., in room 118 of the library. Salinger will present a 1998 taped interview from the University of Southern California's Shoah Foundation Institute for Visual History and Education. The interview subject, Ursel Salinger, grew up Jewish in Nazi Berlin. Dr. Salinger is her son. The program will appear in conjunction with the U.S. Holocaust Memorial Museum's traveling exhibition, "Fighting the Fires of Hate: America and the Nazi Book Burnings." For details, contact April Sheppard at ext 2766, or see the NewsPage release.

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