Inside ASU, News for Faculty & Staff, Arkansas State University
99th Year

August 27, 2008

Calendar highlights:

ASU Community and Organization fair, today,
10 a.m.-2 p.m., Wilson/Admin. lawn

Farewell reception honoring Jerome Biebesheimer today,
2-4 p.m., Grand Hall, Fowler Center

Bradbury Gallery presents 'Confluence,'
opening reception, Thursday, Aug. 28,
5 p.m.


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Murdock selected to head University Advancement
Cristian A. Murdock of Dallas, Texas, has accepted the position of vice chancellor of University Advancement at ASU, chancellor Dr. Robert Potts announced today. Murdock Cristian A. Murdockassumes his duties at ASU Sept. 15., after spending the last two years at Southern Methodist University. He will oversee ASUís offices of Alumni Relations, University Development, Publications and Creative Services, University Communications and University Relations. While at SMU, Murdock was executive director of the National Major Giving Program, which is responsible for defining, organizing and maintaining a primary prospect fundraising pool. He also served in an ambassadorial role with SMUís deans, vice presidents and development staff to determine overall goals and strategic direction for SMUís Second Century Campaign. Murdock has worked in advancement at Union University, Jackson, Tenn. He also spent two years with GuideStone Financial Services in Dallas as director of charitable planning. For details, see the NewsPage release.

Dr. Trauth honored by naming of Eimeria trauthi
Dr. Stan Trauth, Zoology, was recently
honored by having a new species named for him. The June 2008 issue of the Journal of Parasitology notes that a newly disDr. Stan Trauthcovered intestinal parasite of marbled salamanders was given the scientific name Eimeria trauthi by Dr. Chris McAllister of Chadron State College, Neb., and Dr. Steve Upton of Kansas State University. According to Drs. McAllister and Upton, the specific epithet (second word in the scientific name) was given in honor of Dr. Stanley Elwood Trauth, in recognition of his numerous contributions to the understanding of the natural history and ecology of Arkansas amphibians and reptiles. Eimeria trauthi belongs to a group of single-celled parasites called coccidia, which infect the intestinal tract of many different animals, including livestock, birds, and humans. Trauth, McAllister, and Upton have collaborated on the discovery and publication of about 20 new species of coccidians found in amphibians and reptiles. For details, click here.

ASU Double Reed and Piano Trio perform
Dr. Dan Ross, oboe, Dr. Dale Clark, bassoon, and Dr. Lauren Schack Clark, piano, Music, performed a recital as the Arkansas State University Double Reed and Piano Trio for the International Double Reed Society Conference on July 26 at Brigham Young University, Provo, Utah. Bryan Eckert, an undergraduate bassoon student, performed a solo concerto in a master class taught by Professor William Ludwig of Indiana University-Bloomington.

Dr. Roehrig publishes journal article
Dr. Susan Roehrig, Physical Therapy, recently published an article in PediaDr. Susan Roehrigtric Physical Therapy. The article, Factors Affecting Shoulder Pain in Adolescents and Young Adults with Spina Bifida, was co-authored with Gayla Like. Ms. Like is a 2006 graduate of the Master of Physical Therapy program, and the study was completed as part of her degree requirements. Pediatric Physical Therapy is the official journal of the section of pediatrics of the American Physical Therapy Association, and is the first and only peer-reviewed devoted to the specialty of pediatric physical therapy.

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