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100th Year

Aug. 26, 2010

Calendar highlights:

Presidential Search Advisory Committee meeting, today,
10 a.m., ASU System Office

Retirement reception for Markham Howe, today, 3 p.m., Cooper Alumni Center, 2600 Alumni Blvd.

Bradbury Gallery hosts opening reception for "True Grit," tonight,
5 p.m.

From the Academic Calendar:

Last day to drop/withdraw, without financial assessment, Sunday, Aug. 29

Late registration,
Monday-Friday, Aug. 30-Sept. 3

Labor Day holiday, Monday, Sept. 6



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Retirement reception for Markham Howe today
Reminder: Markham Howe, executive director, Public Relations, will be honMarkham Howeored at a special reception today at 3 p.m. in Cooper Alumni Center. The long-time advertising and marketing strategist has announced his retirement from the university, effective Tuesday, Aug. 31. Howe, 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 University Relations (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 ASU-Jonesboro campus. He also developed the concept for Inside ASU, the electronic newsletter for faculty and staff. For details, see the NewsPage release.

Finnicum and Mathis present research
Dr. Paul A. Finnicum, Health Promotion, and Mitchell J. Mathis, Physical Education, along with Dr. John S. Green from Texas A and M and Dr. Jeffrey B. Zeiger from the Alternative Fuels Institute, recently presented their research at the July 17-22 National Wellness Conference in Stevens Point, Wis. Their presentation was "Technological Tools of the Trade for Teachers. The purpose of the poster was to provide colleagues with insight regarding the use of video, personal response devices, communication strategies, course management software, test security, adaptive release of materials, and managing discussion boards.

Dr. Reese, Dr. Warner, present at international conference
Dr. Catherine C. Reese and Dr. Barbara Warner, Political Science, recently presented their research, "Pay equity for women: Why does the United States lag so far behind other countries?," at the Fifth International ConfereDr. Barbara Warner, left, and Dr. Catherine C. Reese, right, recently presented research at the Fifth International Conference on Interdisciplinary Social Sciences in Cambridge, England.nce on Interdisciplinary Social Sciences at the University of Cambridge in Cambridge, England. Their August 5 presentation placed the United States as a whole, and the states individually, in a global context by analyzing women's pay relative to men's. The data show American women earn an average of 77 cents on the dollar, compared to men, in both the public and private sector. The World Economic Forum ranks the United States 31st among 134 countries in its Global Gender Gap Index, while the Organisation for Economic Co-operation and Development finds that it is mostly the European countries that have led in narrowing the gender gap in median earnings for full-time employees. While women still lag significantly behind men, the results show U.S. women have made the most gains in the public sector, in the few states that have had a major gender pay adjustment policy in the last 25 years and, surprisingly, in "traditionalistic" states (including Arkansas), which usually are described as having less progressive policies. While few U.S. states are engaged in evaluating their pay equity policies, state governments are more active than the federal government on this issue. Drs. Reese and Warner also visited sites significant to political history, including seeing one of four remaining copies of the Magna Carta from 1215 A.D. at Salisbury Cathedral and visiting a London memorial to the suffragette Emmeline Pankhurst, who fought for women's right to vote in England and helped inspire the suffrage movement in the U.S.

School Psychology track receives national designation
The School Psychology track of the Educational Specialist (Ed.S.) degree program in Psychology and Counseling at Arkansas State University has most recently been designated as “Nationally Recognized” by the National Association of School Psychologists (NASP). NASP serves as the Specialized Professional Association (SPA) for the National Counsel for Accreditation of Teacher Education (NCATE). The program had initially been designated as “Nationally Recognized with Conditions” in 2009 following an initial submission. NASP program approval/national recognition is a key indicator of quality graduate education in school psychology, including comprehensive content and extensive and properly supervised field experiences and internships, as judged by trained national reviewers. NASP approval/national recognition offers a number of advantages to programs, program graduates, the profession of school psychology, and most importantly to children, families, and schools. Dr. John D. Hall, Psychology and Counseling, coordinates the track and is also chair of the departmental school psychology committee. Dr. Hall noted that receiving the "Nationally Recognized" designation is another significant milestone for the program, department, college, and university. The school psychology committee also consists of Dr. Amy Claxton, Psychology, and Dr. Craig Jones, Psychology and Counseling. Dr. Hall expressed appreciation to the committee, other faculty in the department and college, current students, past graduates, school psychology field supervisors, and the schools for assisting the program in obtaining this level of recognition. For details, contact Dr. John D. Hall, ext. 3041, visit the Specialist in Psychology and Counseling webpage, or see the NewsPage release.      

ASU  supports licensed vendors only
All of the images representing Arkansas State University--including the words "Arkansas State University"--have been trademarked by the university and are protected marks. In order for a vendor to produce or sell an item bearing one or more of the marks, that vendor must be licensed through Collegiate Licensing Company, the university's licensing representative. In an effort to protect licensed vendors, encourage other vendors to become licensed, preserve the integrity of university imagery, and most importantly, to operate in a legal manner, Arkansas State University will purchase products bearing university images exclusively from licensed vendors. The lists are divided into three categories:  Restricted, Local and Standard. A Restricted license holder can sell products to ASU for internal consumption only. Royalties are not collected for these items. See
A Local license holder is just what the name implies. Sells to campus and local buyers. Can produce products for up to five in-state institutions. See
A Standard license holder is not limited to any particular market and can sell to all buyers. See
If you have questions about standards, customized use of logos, or need original logo materials, contact the office of Publications and Creative Services at 972-3400. If you have questions about licensing, contact Brad Bobo at 972-3930.

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