Aug. 29, 2005


* Public lecture by Lloyd Menard,
juror for Delta National Small Prints Exhibition,
7 p.m., Drama Theatre, Fowler Center

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Art professors to present papers at conference
Dr. Alyson Gill and Dr. Temma Dr. Alyson GillBalducci, Art, will present papers during the Ancient Art Open Session of the Southeastern College Art Conference in Little Rock next month. Gill will present Ritual Bathing: Mediating Difference in Classical Antiquity and Balducci will present Masculinity as Spectacle: the Boulevard Paintings of Jean Beraud.
  Dr. Gill also has a paper presentation titled The Sanctuary Bath in Classical Antiquity at the 4th International Water History Association Conference, Dec. 1-3 in Paris. In addition, she authored a book chapter (due out this month) titled, Antiquity and Modernity: Essays from the 2nd International Conference on European History in "Aphrodite's Bath: Mediating Difference in Classical Antiquity."

Dr. Jim Stillwell authors new edition of publication
Dr. Jim Stillwell, chair of Health, Physical Education & Sport Sciences, has co-authored the text in the Sixth Edition of "The Physical Education Curriculum," published by Waveland Press Inc. The 2006 edition is designed for use in a university curriculum course at the undergraduate or graduate level to enlighten readers to the genuine need for physical education in today’s world.

Graduate student's work published at U.N.
Graduate student Noah Kasraie, Educational Leadership, Curriculum, and Special Education, recently returned from spending the summer in the Middle East, thanks to a grant from the Middle East Studies Committee. Kasraie conducted research on e-learning, required for his specialist degree. While conducting research, Kasraie learned of an upcoming United Nations University conference on this topic and submitted his work. Last week, Kasraie was informed that his paper was selected and will be published by the U.N. Congratulations Noah Kasraie and his adviser, Dr. David Cox, Education.

Enrollment Management Plan: draft ready for review

The Enrollment Management Task Force, appointed by Dr. Les Wyatt, has finalized the draft of the Enrollment Management Plan, after many months of research and preparation. Please take the time to review the plan and email your comments and suggestions to  by Friday, Sept. 9. Click to see the Enrollment Management Plan.

War correspondent to speak here Sept. 13
Amy Schlesing with Iraqi children
Arkansas Democrat-Gazette staff writer Amy Schlesing will kick off the 2005-06 Lecture~Concert with her lecture and presentation, “A Year With America’s Infantry: An Inside Look Into Life at War,” at 7 p.m. Tuesday, Sept. 13 in the Student Union Auditorium. Schlesing has returned stateside after traveling nearly a year with the Arkansas National Guard’s 39th Infantry Brigade in Iraq. The brigade was part of the largest rotation of American troops since World War II. She served with the troops for the entire year in Iraq, becoming the longest embedded reporter to serve since Ernie Pyle in World War II. She has recently finished a book about her experiences and the soldiers who affectionately called her “The Amy of One.” This event is a joint presentation with the ASU College of Communications. The Lecture~Concert Series presents free and diverse programs to enrich the cultural life of the campus, community and region.
  The next Lecture~Concert event will be best-selling author E. Lynn Harris Tuesday, Sept. 27. To see the 2005-06 schedule of events, click here.

Pittcock Clifft Farris

Three new associate deans
Three individuals are now in new leadership positions in their respective colleges, announced Dr. Greg Phillips, dean of the three colleges.  Dr. Kim Pittcock is associate dean of the College of Agriculture, Dr. Rick Clifft is associate dean of the College of Engineering, and Dr. Jerry L. Farris is associate dean of the College of Sciences and Mathematics.  Dr. Phillips said, "It is important to have an associate dean in each college who will manage the curriculum and scholarship activities and who is intimately familiar with the unique needs of each college."  While continuing to pursue their individual missions, the three colleges also will engage in more cooperative activities between departments.

Distinguished Alumni to be honored Oct. 22
The ASU Alumni Association will honor three outstanding individuals in its 22nd year of recognizing distinguished alumni. This year’s honorees are Buddy Beck of Fairfax Station, Va., Bobby Caldwell of Wynne and Bill Phillips of Conway.  The Distinguished Alumni presentation ceremony will be held during the halftime of the Homecoming football game on Saturday, Oct. 22. The Alumni Association’s board of directors annually selects recipients from nominations submitted by the public. Selection is based on community service, professional achievement and service to ASU.  Click here for the news release.

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