Inside ASU, News for Faculty & Staff, Arkansas State University
Aug. 8, 2007


* New Faculty Orientation,
Aug. 13-14

* Fall Faculty Conference,
Wednesday, Aug. 15

* Delta Blues Symposium XIV
planning meeting,
Aug. 15

* New Student Orientation,
Friday, Aug. 17


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Finalists for vice chancellor to visit campus
The search committee for vice chancellor for academic affairs and research is announcing today that three individuals have been selected as finalists. Each of the three will visit campus for a one-day visit and public forum during the second week of September. See the list of finalists and the schedule of visits in the Newspage announcement.

Fall Faculty Conference features two keynoters
ASU will begin its 98th year next week with the Fall Faculty Conference on Wednesday, Aug. 15. The program includes two keynote speakers: Allyson Lewis, "The Seven Minute Difference," and Dr. Ron Takaki, "Multicultural America." Details about the conference are posted on the Academic Affairs and Research Web site.

Faculty Staff Appreciation Day will be Sept. 15
Faculty Staff Appreciation Day has become a fall semester tradition at ASU. This year's event will be Saturday, Sept. 15, as part of the festivities preceding the football game against Southern Methodist. For meal tickets, game tickets and  t-shirts, visit the Faculty Staff Appreciation Day Web page for access to a registration form and more details. The deadline is Aug. 24. For those who wish to use a credit card, please do not send numbers by e-mail; call Nanya French in the Chancellor's Office, 972-3030.

50th anniversary celebration for 'A Face in the Crowd'
The ASU Alumni Association and the city of Piggott will host a 50th anniversary celebration for the landmark film, "A Face in the Crowd," at the Piggott Community Center, on Saturday, Sept. 15. The film, shot in and around Piggott, starred Andy Griffith and Patricia Neal. The film also involved several individuals who are now on faculty or staff at ASU, in addition to many ASU alumni. Distinguished actress Patricia Neal will be the honored guest, along with noted film critic Dr. Foster Hirsch, author of 16 books about the movies. The event includes a showing of the movie, a banquet with Neal, and a presentation by Hirsch. Members of the ASU Alumni Association enjoyed reading participants' memories in an article by Dr. Nancy Hendricks, Alumni Relations, in the fall 2006 issue of Voices magazine. For more details, call the Piggott City Hall at 870-598-3791.

Clinton diarist to teach memoir writing course at ASU
Janis F. Kearney, personal diarist to President Bill Clinton and author of the acclaimed Cotton Field of Dreams: A Memoir, will be on campus during the 2007-2008 academic year. She will be teaching two special courses, Inside the Clinton Presidency (Political Science 4003-003, 64821) and Memoir Writing: Using memory and stories to write our world (English 4436-002, 64965). This Honors class is an introduction to memoir writing and will include basic writing skills and the composition of personal memoirs. The class will be held Tuesdays and Thursdays from 12:30 p.m.-1:45 p.m. Space is limited; interested individuals should enroll soon. Contact the Department of English and Philosophy at ext. 3043 for details.

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