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

Aug. 31, 2007


Board of Trustees meeting, Friday, Sept. 7, 10 a.m.,
Centennial Hall, Student Union

* Yearbook photos today, 9 a.m.-2 p.m., Student Union center court


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VCAAR candidates will be on campus Sept. 10-12
The three finalists in the search for Vice Chancellor of Academic Affairs and Research will be on campus Monday-Wednesday, Sept. 10-12. They will meet with various constituent groups. The entire campus community is invited to each candidate's Campus Open Forum, held from 3:30-5 p.m. on the dates above. This forum will feature a presentation from each candidate, followed by a question-and-answer session. The forum provides an opportunity for campus/candidate interaction, and the campus community’s participation in this process is invited and encouraged. An online evaluation will be conducted on Thursday-Sunday, Sept. 13-16, soliciting campus feedback. For a complete listing of the candidates' schedules, see For additional details, see our NewsRelease.

Board of Trustees meeting to be Friday in Centennial Hall
The ASU Board of Trustees will meet Friday, Sept. 7, at ASU-Jonesboro. The meeting will begin at 10 a.m. in Centennial Hall, Reng Student Services Center/Student Union.

Dr. Grippo and co-authors have journal article accepted
Dr. Anne Grippo
, Biology, and several colleagues recently had an article accepted by the Annals of Pharmacotherapy, a peer-reviewed journal dedicated to advancing the safe, effective, and economical use of medications. The article, "Analysis of Flavonoid Phytoestrogens in Botanical and Ephedra-Containing Dietary Supplements," was an ASU Honors thesis by Kayla Capps, ASU chemistry and physics graduate, now at Telecris Co., North Carolina. Other co-authors are Ben Rougeau, research assistant, Chemistry and Physics, and Dr. Bill J. Gurley, UAMS College of Pharmacy. The article is also available in "Articles Ahead of Print," at

Dr. Romero publishes article on 17th-century whaling
Dr. Aldemaro Romero
, Biology, recently published an article, "More private gain than public good: whale and ambergris exploitation in 17th-century Bermuda," in the latest issue of the Bermuda Journal of Archaeology and Maritime History, the publication of the Bermuda Maritime Museum. His article argues that the first shore-whaling operation by Europeans in the Caribbean was carried out by British colonists in order to circumvent colonial regulations. Whaling became piratical, until British investors in Bermuda moved to stop it.This pirate whaling was enticing to poverty-stricken colonists, and ultimately led to the exploitation of the sperm-whale by-product, ambergris, which was of substantial value to European perfumers.

United Way Day of Caring volunteers needed
Reminder: Volunteers are urgently needed for the 14th annual United Way of Northeast Arkansas Day of Caring, Friday, Sept. 14, 8 a.m.-4 p.m. To volunteer, contact Jill Bristow, special events coordinator, University Advancement, at ext. 3362 or complete the volunteer form.

Yearbook photos for faculty and staff this week
Reminder: Today is the last day for yearbook portraits by Child Art Studio. Photos will be made from 9 a.m. until 2 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 this week. The staff of Inside ASU thanks you profusely in advance.

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