Inside ASU, News for Faculty & Staff, Arkansas State University
98th Year

Aug. 22, 2007


* Community and Organization Fair, today, Library lawn, 10 a.m.-2 p.m.

* Yearbook portraits, Student Union,
Aug. 27-31, 9 a.m.-4 p.m., Student Union


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National Science Foundation awards ASSET grant
The Arkansas Science & Technology Authority has been awarded a $9 million grant from the National Science Foundation (NSF) to establish the Arkansas ASSET Initiative (Advancing and Supporting Science, Engineering and Technology). The award was made through NSF’s Experimental Program to Stimulate Competitive Research, which is better known by its acronym, EPSCoR. The ASSET initiative will boost two research areas that are developing in Arkansas: plant-based bioproduction and wireless nano-bio-info-technology sensors. Dr. Carole Cramer, Arkansas Biosciences Institute at ASU, said the grant will support the development of a Plant Powered Production (P3) Center, a multi-institutional, cross-disciplinary center for research at the interface of agriculture, energy, environment, and health. See the NewsRelease for details from ASTA.

College of Nursing and Health Professions is 25 years old
ASU's College of Nursing and Health Professions celebrates its 25th anniversary on Thursday, Aug. 30, from 3-5 p.m. in Centennial Hall, Reng Student Services Center/Student Union. Friends and alumni of the college are invited to attend the “birthday party” celebration, which will feature cake, t-shirts, door prizes, and various displays, according to Dr. Susan Hanrahan, dean of the college. For details, contact Hanrahan at (870) 972-3112 or see the NewsRelease for a brief history of the college.

Dr. Stewart publishes book chapter
Dr. Patrick Stewart, Public Administration and Center for Social Research, recently published a book chapter in the Handbook of Pharmaceutical Biotechnology. He wrote chapter 12.3, "Comparability Studies for Later Generation Products -- Plant-Made Pharmaceuticals." Shayne Cox Gad is editor, and the book is published by John Wiley and Sons.

ASU Printing Services change announced
Pradeep Mishra, Graphic Communications, has been named head of ASU's Printing Services. Mishra, on the faculty of ASU since 2001, was formerly general manager and plant manager of Tata Donnelly Limited, India's largest commercial printer. Dave Maloch will assist Mishra with day-to-day printing plant operations. Mishra also serves as the faculty advisor to ASU's Indian Student Organization (ISO) and faculty advisor to the International Student Association (ISA) and Gamma Epsilon Tau printing fraternity.

Yearbook photos for faculty and staff next week
Yearbook portraits by Child Art Studio will be made next week, Monday through Friday, Aug. 27-31, from 9 a.m. until 4 p.m. in the Student Union, center court area. Yearbook photos are used widely within the university, including reproduction in Inside ASU. Anyone who does not have a current photo (made in the past three years) on file should have a photo made next week.

Faculty/Staff Appreciation Day deadline approaches
Reminder: The deadline for registration for Faculty/Staff Appreciation Day is Friday, Aug. 24. Registration forms are online. Faculty/Staff Appreciation Day is Saturday, Sept. 15, 4-5 p.m., prior to the 6 p.m. kickoff for the ASU vs. SMU home football game. For more information, contact Nanya French, ext. 3030.

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