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100th Year

Aug. 19, 2010

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From the Academic Calendar:
Watering Hole, Residence halls open, Saturday, Aug. 21, 
9 a.m.-12 noon

First Year Convocation, Sunday, Aug. 22, 2 p.m.

Fall classes begin, Monday, Aug. 23


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Presidential search listening sessions to be held Aug. 23
The Presidential Search Advisory Committee will meet with several constituent groups over the next two weeks to conduct public “listening sessions” about the characteristics and qualifications desired in a new president for the ASU System. Three listening sessions will be held at ASU-Jonesboro on Monday, Aug. 23, in the Student Union Auditorium. A listening session for faculty will be held in the auditorium at 3 p.m.; a listening session for staff will be held at 4 p.m.; and a listening session for students will be held at 5 p.m. Faculty, staff, and students are invited to make comments during these sessions. Florine Tousant Milligan of Forrest City, who is chair of the ASU Board of Trustees and also is serving as chair of the Search Advisory Committee, plans to attend all of the listening sessions. Various committee members will accompany her at each session. For details, see the NewsPage release.

Dr. Lorence invited to participate in Leadership Institute
After a competitive selection process, Dr. Argelia Lorence, Metabolic Engineering, ABI and Department of Chemistry and Physics,  was invited and accepted to participate in the 2010 Summer Leadership Institute organized by the Society for the Advancement ofDr. Argelia Lorence Chicanos and Native Americans in Science (SACNAS) in partnership with the American Association for the Advancement of Science (AAAS). This event was held at the AAAS headquarters in Washington D.C. the week of July 19-23. The Summer Leadership Institute is an intensive five-day course featuring small group exercises, keynote speakers, leadership development planning, networking opportunities, and extensive community building among selected participants. This institute provided post-doctoral students and early-career and mid-career trainees the skills to enhance their abilities in  decision making, conflict resolution, mentoring, and listening. In addition, the 30 selected participants had the chance of hearing from role models of superb caliber, including Dr. Cora Marrett, the acting director of the National Science Foundation, Dr. Shirley Malcom, head of Education and Human Resources at AAAS, and Dr. Yvette Roubideaux, the first woman serving as director of the Indian Health Service (IHS) of the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services. View the AAAS press release, "Young Scientists hear inspiring Stories about the Importance of Preparing for Leadership," for details.  

Dr. Relyea publishes chapter in textbook
Dr. Clint Relyea, Management, and coordinator of ASU's International Business Program, assisted in writing a chapter, “Social Responsibility and Sustainability,” in a new Pearson/Prentice-Hall textbook, Management: A Focus on Leaders (MyManagementLab Series), by Annie McKee.
Financial crises, catastrophic disasters, and business scandals are constantly making today’s headlines. Annie McKee believes that amidst these issues we are experiencing a unique opportunity to add new fervor to the way we prepare students for the future. Directly addressing the challenges and opportunities in our changing world, Management: A Focus on Leaders shows future managers how to lead in a complex, yet exciting, global environment. This textbook also contains cases written by several ASU graduate students and will be used this year in the Principles of Management class taught in the College of Business.

Russ Hannah wins NACUBO Rising Star award
Russ Hannah, associate vice chancellor for Finance and Administration, and ASU controller, is the winner of this year's National Association of College an
d University Business Officers (NACUBO) Rising Star award. This prestigious national award was recently presented to Hannah at the 2010 NACUBO annual meeting in San Francisco, Ca. The ten-year-old NACUBO Rising Star award identifies future leaders in higher education finance, administration, and business who are known for their innovative and meaningful contributions to the improvement of their professions and the efficiency of their institutions. Nominees for this national award were required to provide documentation of successful leadership in one or more areas such as promoting and enhancing business practices, organizational development, institutional effectiveness, institutional productivity leading to improvement, and technology and infrastructure management.

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