Sept. 6, 2006

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* The Rock Classic, ASU vs. Okla. State, 6 p.m., Saturday, War Memorial Stadium, Little Rock

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UCLA professor to speak on campus Sept. 12
Dr. Judith Carney will speak on campus for a lecture titled “Black Rice: The African Origins of Rice Cultivation in the Americas.” A professor of geography at the University of California at Los Angeles, Dr. Carney will speak at 7 p.m. in the Student Union Auditorium, Tuesday, Sept. 12. As the third annual Corinne Sternheimer Greenfield Lecture, the College of Humanities and Social Sciences is presenting Dr. Carney’s talk, which is also part of the annual Lecture-Concert Series. Dr. Carney is widely considered an expert on the history of rice cultivation, a subject closely tied to this region of the South. The lecture is free and open to the public.

Delta Blues Committee meeting: Monday, Sept. 11
Anyone wishing to serve on the Delta Blues Symposium Committee should attend the first meeting scheduled for Monday, Sept. 11, at 3:30 p.m. in Wilson Hall, room 315. The Department of English and Philosophy has announced the 13th annual Delta Blues Symposium for March 29-31, 2007, with a theme of “The 1960s.”  Presentations are encouraged from scholars and students of the humanities and social sciences.  Visit the Delta Blues Symposium web site for details.

Barbara Doyle appointed director of assessment
Barbara DoyleBarbara Doyle, Research and Academic Affairs, has been appointed director of assessment. She will be responsible for directing and measuring assessment activities which include workshops and services to enhance learning at ASU. More specifically, she will be leading campus-wide efforts to foster and improve the culture of learning at ASU by collaborating with faculty, staff and students.

Renaissance journal now based at ASU
Explorations in Renaissance Culture, Dr. Frances Malpezzia biannual publication of the South-Central Renaissance Conference, has moved its editorial office to ASU. Dr. Frances M. Malpezzi, professor of English, is the new editor. Beginning with the recently published Summer 2006 issue, the journal will be jointly published by the Conference, which is a regional affiliate of the Renaissance Society of America, and the College of Humanities and Social Sciences and the Department of English and Philosophy at ASU.

Chancellor search, visits are underway
The Chancellor Search Committee selected six candidates to be interviewed during the month of September. Each candidate will visit the campus and will participate in various forums, both on campus and in the community. To see a list of the candidates, click here. Underneath each photo is a link to the candidate's CV and schedule while in Jonesboro. 

Dr. Edrington has paper accepted

Dr. Chris S. Edrington, Electrical Engineering, has a paper accepted for the IEEE-Industrial Electronics Conference (IECON) in Paris, France, this November. The paper, "Analysis of a Reduced Parts Converter for Bipolar Excitation of an 8/6 Switched Reluctance Drive," is co-authored by undergraduate research assistants who were supported by the SURF and McNair Achievement programs. Alton Tounsand, undergraduate research assistant and McNair Scholar, will present the paper.

National Guard provides scholarships
Representatives of ASU and the Arkansas Army National Guard signed an agreement Saturday that provides scholarship support for National Guard soldiers who attend any school in the ASU system. Dr. Les Wyatt, president, and Maj. Gen. Ronald Chastain, adjutant general of the State of Arkansas, signed a memorandum of understanding (MOU) during the Reserve Officers’ Training Corps (ROTC) 70th anniversary reunion. This is the first MOU ASU has signed on behalf of the ASU system. See details on the NewsPage.
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