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Senator Blanche Lincoln to speak at Fowler Center today
Arkansas Senator Blanche Lincoln will hold a town hall meeting on health care Friday, Sept. 4, in Riceland Hall at Fowler Center, 201 Olympic Drive. The meeting is scheduled for 9-11 a.m. Doors open at 8 a.m. Attendees who wish to ask a question of Senator Lincoln should sign in at the table located in Fowler Center's rotunda.

Dr. Sinclaire presents paper at national conference
Dr. Jollean Sinclaire, Computer and Information Technology, recently made a presentation, "A Prediction Model for Initial Trust Formation in B2C E-Commerce," at the Dr. Jollean Sinclaire2009 Americas Conference on Information Systems (AMCIS) in San Francisco, California. A full-length refereed paper upon which the presentation was based was published in the conference proceedings,
the AMCIS Proceedings, which are distributed to hundreds of libraries throughout the world.The Americas Conference on Information Systems, an annual conference for Information Systems and Information Technology academics and professionals, is sponsored by the Association for Information Systems (AIS). AMCIS is widely considered to be one of the most prestigious conferences for information systems and information technology in the Western Hemisphere. The conference provides a platform for panel discussions and the presentation of peer-reviewed information systems research papers, and it attracts over 600 submissions each year.

Dr. McGregor is invited speaker at annual convention
Dr. Loretta Neal McGregor, chair, Psychology and Counseling, was an invited speaker at the recent American Psychological Association’s 117th annual convention. The cDr. Loretta Neal McGregoronvention was held in Toronto, Ontario, Canada. Dr. McGregor's presentation was on the life of Dr. Mamie Phipps Clark. Dr. Clark was a psychologist from Arkansas whose research on the negative influence of segregation on the self-image of black children was used in the Brown vs. The Topeka Board of Education case. This case ruled that segregated schools were separate but not equal. Next year’s APA conference will be held in San Diego, Calif.

New IT Helpdesk hours announced
Information Technology Services is pleased to announce that the IT Helpdesk is now open from 8 a.m.-10 p.m. The IT Helpdesk is available to assist all faculty, staff, and students with all technology support requests. Contact the helpdesk by telephone at  ext. 3033, or by e-mail (

Yearbook photos scheduled for Sept. 14-18
The WolfTracks Yearbook will hold its annual Photo Week Monday-Friday, Sept. 14-18, on the first floor of the Student Union. To be included in this year’s publication,  faculty, staff and students are required to have new photos made during the week of September. Faculty, staff, and students must present a valid ASU ID to sit for photos. All faculty and staff are strongly advised to have photos made, since these photos remain on file with both the yearbook and the Office of University Communications and the Office of Media Relations. Faculty and staff photos also serve as official headshots for news and media releases. Hours are Monday, Sept. 14, 10 a.m.-2 p.m.; Tuesday-Thursday, Sept. 15-17, 10 a.m.-6 p.m.; and Friday, Sept. 18, 10 a.m.-2 p.m. For details or questions, contact Natalie Eskew, Leadership Center, ext. 2055.

Honors College to host mini-lecture series starting Sept. 8.
The Honors College will sponsor a series of mini-lectures on-campus this fall and spring. After a year-long effort by the Academic Affairs-Student  Affairs Collaborative Committee appointed by Chancellor Robert L. Potts, the theme for the Honors Living-Learning Community is “The Power of Story.” This theme captures not only the spirit of the ASU Centennial Celebration and
Jonesboro’s Sesquicentennial, it also encourages individuals to tell their own stories. Three faculty scholars on the ASU-J campus will be featured during Fall 2009. The first “Power of Story” event is Tuesday, Sept. 8, at 7 p.m. featuring Dr. Troy Adams, professor of Sociology and department chair for Criminology, Sociology, and Geography. Dr. Adams will chronicle his youth growing up in Michigan and his journey to a life in academia in his presentation called, “The Non-Traditional Scholar.” Other speakers this fall include associate professor of Biological Sciences Dr. Malathi Srivatsan (Oct. 6), with "Breaking Shackles: The Power of Education," and associate professor of Political Science and program director for the Master of Public Administration Dr. William McLean (Nov. 3), with "The Unapologetic Southerner." All HLLC mini-lectures will be held in the HLLC Smart Classroom Building at 7 pm. The HLLC is located between Banks and Danner off of University Loop East. The classroom building is next to the parking lot near Banks Street. In Spring 2010, the speakers will be members of the Jonesboro community who have a story to tell. For details, contact Rebecca Oliver, director, Student Services, the Honors College, at ext. 2308.

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