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August 29, 2008

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Dr. Dockter is finalist for ORTT position
Dr. Michael E. Dockter, vice provost and chief research officer at Saint Louis University and Medical Center, and professor in the department of biochemistry and molecularDr. Michael E. Dockter biology at SLU, is a candidate for the position of associate vice chancellor for Research and Technology Transfer at Arkansas State University, university officials announced Friday. Dockter is scheduled to be on campus, Wednesday, Sept. 3. Dr. Dockter's prior appointments at the University of Tennessee and the University of Memphis include service at St. Jude Children’s Research Hospital, Memphis Veteran’s Administration Hospital, Baptist Regional Clinical Laboratories, Regional Medical Center in Memphis, and Le Bonheur Children’s Hospital.
Dr. Dockter's teaching and research areas include biochemistry/bioenergetics, biochemical techniques, fluorescence, macromolecules in solution, biophysical chemistry, cell molecular biology/protein, and clinical flow cytometry. For details, see the NewsPage release.

Book fair to benefit Southern Tenant Farmers Museum
The Southern Tenant Farmers Museum, an Arkansas State University Heritage Site, is holding a book fair at Barnes & Noble Booksellers, located in the Mall at Turtle Creek (3000 E. Highland Drive, Suite 410), on Friday-Saturday, August 29-30. A percentage of net sales for the two days will be donated to the museum when customers tell cashiers that they are want to participate in the book fair. All bookstore purchases and café purchases are included, except memberships, magazine subscriptions, gift cards, and textbooks. Online purchases are also eligible during that time by typing in the code number 326033. There is no extra cost to participate. For more information about the book fair, contact the Southern Tenant Farmers Museum at (870)487-2909.

Delta Blues Symposium committee to meet
The Department of English and Philosophy hosts this year's first meeting of the Delta Blues Symposium committee on Wednesday, Sept. 3, at 3 p.m. in Wilson Hall, Room 315. All those interested in serving on this interdisciplinary committee should plan to attend. The 2009 symposium, DBS XV: Celebrating a Century of Delta Culture, is scheduled for Thursday-Saturday, April 2-4, and a call for papers can be found by clicking the link above. For details, contact Dr. Richard Burns or e-mail

Special performance benefits hospice program
ASU's Department of Theatre and the College of Nursing and Health Professions are hosting a production of "The Way Home" Friday, Sept. 5, 7:30 p.m., Fowler Center Mainstage. The play is based on real stories of women with cancer. The cast will include cancer survivors from our region, including many with ties to ASU. Proceeds from the play will go toward the construction of the Flo and Phil Jones Hospice House at St. Bernards. Tickets are $15 each; to purchase tickets, call (870) 336-5009.For details, contact Dr. Susan Hanrahan.

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