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Aug. 15, 2007


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* Operation Move-In, Saturday


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Dr. McKay and team receive USDA grant
The United States Department of Agriculture (USDA) has awarded a grant of $612,000 to a team of scientists to conduct a comprehensive study to measure the impact of post-harvest lesser grain borer infestations on rice milling quality. Dr. Tanja McKay, Entomology, will coordinate the insect monitoring studies at the Riceland rice mill in Jonesboro. Texas A & M will serve as the lead institution for the project. The team will look at the prevalence and seasonal history of insect infestations in field sites throughout the rice belt, assess insect control, and develop a comprehensive cost-benefit analysis to evaluate the practical economic benefit of new insect control measures. This study will ultimately develop a comprehensive risk analysis for stored rough rice. For more information, see the NewsPage release.

Operation Move-In to be held Saturday
Operation Move-In will be held on Saturday, Aug. 18. Residence hall check-in will begin at 9 a.m. Student and staff volunteers will be on campus to assist as students move into their assigned residence hall rooms. In addition, the Alumni Association will be sponsoring the Watering Hole, providing refreshing breaks during the move-in process. To volunteer with Operation Move-In, contact Martha Spack, associate dean/director, Tribal Leadership Center, ext. 2055.

A-State Community and Organization Fair to be Aug. 22
The annual A-State Community and Organization Fair will be held Wednesday, Aug. 22, 10 a.m.-2 p.m. on the library lawn, directly in front of the Dean B. Ellis Library's north entrance. The yearly event, sponsored by the Student Activities Board, provides an excellent orientation to ASU's various departments and student organizations. For details, contact Martha Spack, ext. 2055.

Dr. Zibluk moderates panels at AEJMC convention
Dr. Jack Zibluk, Journalism, recently organized and moderated a panel, "Industry leaders confronting convergence," at the annual meeting of the Association for Education in Journalism and Mass Communication (AEJMC) in Washington, D.C. Invited panelists included Linda Epstein, senior photo editor, McClatchy-Tribune Information Services and McClatchy Washington Bureau photo editor; Gail Fisher, award-winning senior editor, photography, National Geographic Magazine; Seth Gitner, award-winning multimedia editor, Roanoke (Va.) Times and; Scott McKiernan, director/founder, Zuma Press and cutting-edge photojournalism's DOUBLEtruck Magazine; Deborah Potter, executive director, NewsLab, former correspondent for CBS News and CNN, and Ju-Don Marshall Roberts, managing editor, and Nieman Fellowship winner. Zibluk also organized and moderated a panel on teaching entrepreneurship in the journalism classroom, featuring Margo Berman, Miami-based advertising executive and instructor, Florida International University, freelance photojournalist Paul Taggart, Beirut, Lebanon, and David Weinstock, public relations consultant and instructor, Grand Valley State University, Mich. For information and links, see the NewsPage release.

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