Inside ASU, News for Faculty & Staff, Arkansas State University
July 25, 2007

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* ASU Summer Children's Theatre,
"The Invention," opens today

* New Student Orientation, today


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Dr. Clements wins AAC's Governor's Arts Award
Dr. William Clements, English and Folklore, is the winner of an Arkansas Arts Council's 2007 Governor's Arts Award in the Judge's Special Recognition category. Joy Pennington, executive director of the Arkansas Arts Council (AAC), announced the winners. The Governor's Arts Awards recognize outstanding contributions to the arts in Arkansas. Clements is the noted author of nine books and is the guiding force behind the creation and expansion of ASU's 14-year-old Delta Blues Symposium. Under Clements' leadership, the symposium has attracted interest from across the nation and around the world. Clements was nominated for the AAC award by Steve Owens, vice president for University Advancement, and will be honored at an awards ceremony and luncheon during the ArtLinks 2007 annual arts conference in Rogers this October. For more information, see  the Arkansas Arts Council's website.

Dr. Armah presents at international conference
Dr. Paul Armah, Agricultural Economics, presented a paper at the 14th International Conference on Learning in Johannesburg, South Africa. Co-authored by Dr. David Agnew, Agricultural Education, and Tammie Pannell, former ASU graduate student, the presentation focused on the attitudes, perceptions, and limitations of College of Agriculture students regarding participation in international travel experiences.

Department of Biological Sciences outreach, news
ASU's science outreach activities, developed by the Department of Biological Sciences have been highlighted on the website of the Coalition on the Public Understanding of Science, In addition, Dr. Jim Bednarz, Wildlife Ecology, was quoted recently in Science, the academic journal of the American Association for the Advancement of Science, and one of the most prestigious and highest-circulation peer-reviewed science journals in the world. Bednarz was quoted in "Can the Bald Eagle Still Soar After It Is Delisted?", June 22). The article dealt with the Bald and Golden Eagle Protection Act of 1940, which has recently been amended to include new regulations for the protection of the birds.

Lunch and Learn will feature starting an exercise program
Beginning an exercise program can be challenging, and many aspects of the program should be considered. Jim Stearns, assistant director of cardiac rehabilitation at St. Bernards Medical Center, will be the featured speaker at Lunch and Learn, Thursday, July 26, at noon in Room 107, Arkansas Biosciences Institute. Attendees are encouraged to bring a lunch to the event. Seating is limited; to reserve a seat, contact Chris Enger at ext. 3974.

Street closing near Chickasaw takes effect today
In preparation for construction and renovation projects, the portion of Danner Street west of Driver Street will be closed beginning today, as well as Lee Street from Danner to the Chickasaw Building loading dock. For those who may not be familiar with the street names, this involves the streets to the east and north of Chickasaw Building. This is part of the early stages of preparation for Chickasaw renovations and construction of the Donald W. Reynolds Center for Health Sciences.

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