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100th Year

July 13, 2009

Calendar highlights:

ASU Museum presents "Our Awesome Ancestors," opening Thursday, July 16, and running through Saturday, July 18

Southern Tenant Farmers Museum, Tyronza, features Hope and Despair: FSA Photography in Arkansas during the Great Depression,through Wednesday, July 22


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Dr. Gilbert and Dr. Hu attend annual meeting 
Dr. Erik Gilbert, History, and Dr. Aiqun Hu, History, recently attended the 18th annual meeting of the World History Association (WHA) in Salem, Mass. Dr. Gilbert Dr. Aiqun Huchaired the panel "Merchants, Missionaries, and Africa" and served as a discussant on the panel "Peter Gran’s Rise of the Rich: Theory in World History." Dr. Gilbert discussed the relevance of this book to East Africa and the conceptualization of the so-called "rich." Dr. Hu chaired the panel "Merchants and Missionaries in China" and presented a paper, "The Global Aspects of China’s Social Security Reform, 1978-the present," at a panel on global connections. This paper analyzes China’s ongoing social security reforms from a global historical perspective, stressing the role of both national and transnational forces in that reform process.

Hogue completes Management Institute program
Billy Hogue, Finance and Administration, recently completed the Level II program of the Collegiate Management Institute (CMI) at Miami University, Oxford, Ohio. The InstituteBilly Hogue was conducted by the Central Association of College and University Business Officers (CACUBO). The program focused on leadership topics with emphasis placed on application of skills and knowledge in higher education administration and financial operations. During the program, participants explored the relationships between institutional organizations, planning, budgeting, consensus building, and quality process implementation in a higher learning environment. Participants were also given opportunities to discuss work-related issues with colleagues from colleges and universities across the country.

Dr. Fears, Dr. Hill direct Digital Book Club for city youth
Dr. Lillie Fears, Journalism, and Dr. Myleea Hill, Journalism, are overseeing and directing a three-week summer reading program for youth, the Digital Book Club,Dr. Lillie Fears beginning Tuesday, July 14. The project was made possible by an Arkansas Humanities Council Children and Adults Reading Together (CART) grant and Dr. Myleea HillASU's College of Communications. All youth entering grades kindergarten through sixth grade in the fall are eligible to participate in one of two sessions to be held each Tuesday and Thursday, July 14-30. Morning sessions will be held at Parker Park Community Center, 1506 N. Church Street, Jonesboro, from 10-11:30 a.m., and afternoon sessions are from 4-5:30 p.m. at Walker Courts Apartment Complex office, 1129 Walker Place, Jonesboro, off Calion Street between Belt Street and East Johnson Avenue. Dr. Fears is humanities scholar for the project, and Dr. Myleea Hill is project director. Volunteers are needed to help lead reading groups. For details, or to volunteer, contact Dr. Lillie Fears at ext.1233, contact Dr. Myleea Hill at ext. 2290, or see the NewsPage release.

ASU makes Chronicle's list of 'Great Colleges to Work For'
ASU-Jonesboro is one of 150 institutions of higher education recognized by the Chronicle of Higher Education’s 2009 Great Colleges to Work For program.The announcement was made recently in a special supplement to the Chronicle. Among the 122 four-year institutions and 26 categories honored, ASU received special distinction for its housing assistance programs for faculty and staff. The Jonesboro campus is one of the few in the nation which has a program to provide housing for new incoming faculty and staff. The Great Colleges to Work For program recognizes groups of 10 colleges and universities, based on enrollment, for specific policies and practices, including compensation and benefits, faculty-administration relations, and confidence in senior leadership. For details, see the NewsPage release.

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