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100th Year

July 27, 2009

Calendar highlights:

John Hemingway to read, sign "Strange Tribe," Wednesday, July 29, 3-4:30 p.m., third floor exhibition area, Dean B. Ellis Library

ASU Summer
Children's Theatre presents "Aladdin,"
July 29-31

KASU's Bluegrass Monday presents the Bankester Family, tonight,
 7-9 p.m., Atkins
Celebration Hall,
101 S. Pruett Street, Paragould



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Dr. Howard appointed to commission; will serve two years
Dr. Dan Howard, executive vice chancellor and provost at ASU-Jonesboro, has received an appointment to the Commission on Accreditation of English Language ProDr. Dan Howardgrams (CEA). Dr. Howard, who will be a public member of CEA, will serve a term from January 2010 through December 2012. The Commission on English Language Program Accreditation was founded as a specialized accrediting agency by English language professionals. Its purpose is to improve the quality of English language teaching and administration through established standards. CEA conducts accreditation reviews of English language programs and institutions both in the United States and worldwide. Commissioners are elected by the CEA Constituent Council. Two public members, who are not from the field of English language teaching, are appointed by the Commission. Commission members represent the broad-based field of teaching English to speakers of other languages and are committed to quality English language education for international students. For details, see the NewsPage release.   

Dr. Bryant publishes two journal articles
Dr. Lance G. Bryant, Physical Education, recently published an article in Physical Education and Sport Pedagogy, the official journal of the International AssocDr. Lance Bryantiation for Physical Education. The article, "Effect of a Physical Education Teacher’s Disability on High School Pupil’s Learning and Perceptions of Teacher Competence," describes a recent study conducted by Dr. Bryant that focused on the effect physical appearance plays in relationship to perceptions high school pupils have toward physical educators with a disability. Dr. Bryant also published
"The pedagogy of conference presentations: 10 rules for sharing your research," in the Arkansas Journal of Health, Physical Education, Recreation, and Dance in April of this year.

Abernathys to sign 'A Question of Character' Aug. 1
Dr. Steven Abernathy of Jonesboro presents a book signing for his new novel, "A Question of Character," at ASU's Cooper Alumni Center on Saturday, Aug. 1, from 1-3 p.m. It is the first Jonesboro signing, and the event is free and open to the public.
Dr. Abernathy is a dentist who lives and works both in Jonesboro and Clearwater, Fla. His son John Abernathy, formerly of Jonesboro, now lives in Los Angeles where he is a freelance artist who writes and works in the movie industry. The father and son authors pooled their talents for "A Question of Character,"  a political action thriller that was released last month and which has generated strong interest among readers. Dr. Steven Abernathy graduated from Arkansas State University in 1973. His political interest developed in the 1980s when he was a candidate for United States Congress from Arkansas. John Abernathy has written, directed, produced, or otherwise been involved in several short films, some of which have won industry awards. He has written many short stories and screenplays. The novel poses the question: What if the President of the United States was also a murderer? For details, contact Dr. Nancy Hendricks, director of alumni communications, at ext. 2451, or see the NewsPage release.

'Hope and Despair' now at ASU's Dean B. Ellis Library
Marjorie J. Hunter's highly acclaimed exhibition, 'Hope and Despair:
FSA Photography in AMarjorie J. Hunterrkansas during the Great Depression,” is now at ASU, in the third floor exhibition area of the Dean B. Ellis library, where it will hang through Friday, August 28. "Hope and Despair” is a collection of more than 30 rarely viewed Farm Service Administration photographs taken in Arkansas by such noted photographers as Walker Evans, Dorothea Lange, Russell Lee, Edwin Locke, Carl Mydans, Arthur Rothstein, Ben Shahn, and Marion Post Wolcott. The photos illustrate more than the poverty and desperation of the Great Depression; they also illustrate the indomitable endurance of individuals in eastern Arkansas. Hunter developed the project under the direction of Dr. Clyde Milner II, Heritage Studies program director. Hunter, a history teacher at West Memphis High School and a student in the Heritage Studies PhD program, selected and compiled the photographs from the Library of Congress archives. The exhibition’s images include sharecroppers near Blytheville, children chopping cotton in Marked Tree, and people in the Forrest City refugee camp. The exhibition is free; the public is welcome. For details of the exhibition, which was formerly at the Southern Tenant Farmers Museum in Tyronza, and for a pair of representative images, see the NewsPage release.
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