Inside ASU, News for Faculty & Staff, Arkansas State University
July 9, 2007

Calendar highlights:

* New Student Orientation,
July 11

* Annual Summer Pottery Sale, Thursday-Saturday, July 12-14, The Edge


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New deans, departmental chairs, and directors announced
Academic Affairs and Research has announced the following new appointments as of July 1. In the College of Communications, Department of Radio-Television, Dr. Osabuohien Amienyi has been appointed the new chair. In the Department of Communication Studies, Dr. Tom Baglan has been appointed the new chair. Dr. Amienyi succeeds Richard Carvell, and Dr. Baglan succeeds Dr. Dennis White. In the College of Education, Department of Teacher Education, last year's interim chair, Dr. Dianne Lawler-Prince has been appointed as the new chair, and Dr. Gregory Meeks, last year's interim assistant chair, has been appointed new assistant chair. In the College of Humanities and Social Sciences, Department of Criminology, Sociology, and Geography, Dr. Troy Adams has been appointed the new chair, succeeding last year’s co-chairs Dr. Gretchen Hill and Dr. Lawrence Salinger. In the College of Sciences and Mathematics, Department of Mathematics and Statistics, Dr. Debra Ingram has been appointed the new chair, succeeding Dr. Jerry Linnstaedter. Finally, in the Independent Department of Military Science, Maj. Jeffrey Helms is the new professor of military science, succeeding Lt. Col. Larry Aikman, Jr.

Dr. Matthews presents on logic model at conference
Dr. Rebecca Matthews, Nursing, recently made a presentation in St. Louis at the National Parents as Teachers conference. The presentation represented a summary of Matthews' six-year tenure as executive director of Paces, Inc., a Jonesboro non-profit serving at-risk families ( Her presentation, "What a difference a logic model makes," took her audience through the development of a logic model, illustrating how effective Paces was in helping at-risk teens become better mothers. The presentation also encouraged the development of logic models in other programs in order to measure effectiveness and to enhance services. Dr. Matthews' presentation was also featured in the current newsletter of the National Parents as Teachers organization.

Radio Station 95.9, 'The Wolf,' to carry ASU football
The ASU Athletic Department, along with East Arkansas Broadcasters, has announced that radio station KWHF 95.9, "The Wolf," will become the flagship station for ASU football's 2007 season. "The Wolf," a 34,000-watt station in Jonesboro, will provide more coverage to more fans throughout northeast Arkansas, beginning with the season opener September 1 against the University of Texas, Austin. Matt Stolz, the voice of the Indians, will provide play-by-play, and Bill Keedy will provide color analysis.

Dept. of Fine Arts holds annual summer pottery sale
The Edge Coffee House, 1900 Aggie Road, is once again home to the Department of Fine Arts' annual summer pottery sale. The sale runs from Thursday-Saturday, July 12-14, and hours for the sale are 10 a.m.-5 p.m. Thursday and Friday, and 10 a.m.-3 p.m. on Saturday.

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