Markham Howe announces retirement Aug. 31
Markham Howe, Executive Director of Public Relations for
Arkansas State University and long-time advertising and marketing
strategist, has announced his
retirement from the university, effective Aug. 31, 2010.
will be honored at a special reception, Thursday, Aug. 26, at 3 p.m.
in Cooper Alumni Center, 2600 Alumni Blvd.
who has served at ASU since 1982 as a guest lecturer and
professional advisor to the Public Relations Student Society of
America (1982-current), instructor in Journalism (1994-97), Director
of UniversityRelations (2002-08) and in the Executive Director
position, (2009-current), has been responsible for marketing, public
relations, advertising, media relations, internal/external
communications and strategic communications planning for the
graduated from Arkansas State in 1961 with a degree in agriculture
and began his professional career in public relations with
Entergy-Arkansas (formerly Arkansas Power and Light Company). He
culminated a 33-year stay with AP&L as Assistant to the
Vice-President of Public Affairs (1974) and Manager of Public
Relations (1975-94). As part of the AP&L team, he authored the
crisis communications plan for Arkansas Nuclear One, a plan that
became a model for other nuclear power plants. Later, he wrote and
implemented the public relations plan that resulted in a successful
siting of the Independence Steam Electric Station, a major coal
burning power plant located at Newark, Ark. He also worked with
Mangan Holcomb and Partners as a senior public relations counsel
(1996-2002), providing public relations, communications, and
marketing counsel to a broad range of clients before returning to
ASU. An active member of the Public Relations Society of America (PRSA),
he was awarded the Crystal Award in 2008 for lifetime achievement to
the public relations profession. Along with his vast experience in
public relations, Howe is active in volunteerism and community
service work and has served on the boards of several non-profit
organizations, including Youth Home of Arkansas, March of
Dimes-Arkansas chapter, Junior Achievement of Arkansas, Retired and
Senior Volunteers Program, Arkansas State University Alumni
Association, Military Officers Association of America (MOAA), United
Way, Special Olympics, and many others. Howe served as the 1991-92
president of Civitan International, a civic club organization with
approximately 45,000 members in 30 countries. For additional
details, see the NewsPage release.
Dr. Pratte, Dr.
Stillion, Dr. Romero publish paper
Dr. B.D. Stillion, visiting
associate professor, Science, Dr. John Pratte, Physics,
and chair of the
Department of Chemistry and Physics, and Dr. Al Romero, currently
dean of the College of Arts and Sciences at Southern Illinois
University–Edwardsville and formerly chair of the Department of
Biological Sciences at ASU, published a paper,
"Engagement at the Theater: Science in the Cinema" in the most
recent edition of Science Education and Civic Engagement: An
International Journal. The paper is based upon the work that the
three have been doing in integrating the Science Flicks film series
at ASU into an upper-division science course, SCI 3003--Science in the
Cinema. This course is
unique in its focus on the portrayal of scientists in movies and
television shows instead of the usual focus of such courses on the
accuracy of the science portrayed.
Dichroic glass fusion workshop offered Aug. 21
A dichroic glass fusion workshop will be offered Saturday, Aug. 21,
9:30 a.m.-1:30 p.m., at Eugene W. Smith Hall, 106 N. Caraway Road.
The cost is $125 per person, and the class instructor will be Linda
Hendrickson. Dichroic glass contains multiple micro-layers of metal
oxides fused inside each piece, giving the glass dichroic (or
two-colored) optical properties. The glass is frequently used in
beautiful decorative pieces and jewelry. No experience is necessary.
View examples of
jewelry made of
dichroic glass, or register for the class online at the
Community Education website at the Center for Regional Programs.
For details, contact Evone
Roberts at ext. 3052.
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