Sept. 12, 2005

This week:

* Lecture-Concert
Amy Schlesing,
7 p.m., Tuesday,
Student Union

* Ronald Radford
in concert, 7:30 p.m., Thursday,
Student Union auditorium


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Dr. Engelken & doctoral student publish paper
Dr. Robert Engelken
, Engineering, and former doctoral student Dr. Anil Baral had a paper published in the July issue of the “Journal of the Electrochemical Society,” titled  Modeling, Optimization, and Comparative Analysis of Trivalent Chromium Electrodeposition from Aqueous Glycine and Formic Acid Baths”. Dr. Baral received a Ph.D. in Environmental Science in August 2004. Dr. Engelken was his adviser, and the paper is based on a portion of his dissertation research.

Ray Winters to present accepted papers
Ray Winters
, Radiologic Sciences, will present two accepted papers at the Association of Collegiate Educators in Radiologic Technology national conference next February. His papers were judged according to relevancy, content and academic rigor and were titled Stress and Dealing with Stress in a Radiology Setting and Characteristics Necessary for a Successful Clinical Preceptor.

Faculty Research Grants awarded
Eleven proposals from faculty members have been approved to receive a total of $40,000 in research grants through the ASU Office of Research and Technology Transfer, announced Dr. Beth Hood, associate vice chancellor. This funding is viewed as seed money for faculty to develop project ideas to a point where they will be competitive for state or federal funding. Click here for a list of faculty members and their respective projects.  Congratulations to all!

Board of Trustees takes action on bonds, land sale
During a meeting Friday at ASU-Mountain Home, the ASU Board of Trustees authorized the university to re-fund two bond issues at lower interest rates, with savings to be applied to high priority capital projects including a new child care center. The Board also authorized the auction sale of 6.77 acres adjacent to the city fire station on Highway 49.  The Board passed a resolution in honor of Richard E. Bell of Stuttgart, who has resigned in order to begin his duties as the first Secretary of Agriculture for the state of Arkansas.  During an executive session, the Board approved academic and non-academic appointments.

Faculty/Staff Appreciation Day, registration due
The registration forms for Faculty/Staff Appreciation Day are due to the President's Office by Wednesday, Sept. 14. Registration forms were distributed by interoffice mail early last week. Faculty/Staff Appreciation Day will be Saturday, Sept. 24, when ASU plays Florida International with a 2:30 p.m. kickoff in Indian Stadium. Faculty and staff (and their immediate family) are invited to enjoy a tailgate with colleagues from all across the campus on the west side of the stadium. Seating will be limited, so bring lawn chairs. Game tickets are complimentary, meal tickets are $2 each and T-shirts are $6.

Nursing & Health Professions receives grant
The College of Nursing and Health Professions has received a $10,000 grant from the Judd Hill Foundation to equip classrooms with educational technology that will provide a unique, interactive learning environment for students. The educational technology purchased from Turning Point Technologies includes an interactive PowerPoint presentation, where instructors can display questions, surveys, opinion polls and complex problems that require every student in the class to select a response via their hand-held input device and transmit it directly to the instructor. Dr. Jim Farris, Physical Therapy, is the coordinator for the new technology.

Flamenco guitarist to present concert Thursday
Flamenco guitarist Ronald Ronald RadfordRadford will present a concert Thursday, Sept. 15, at 7:30 p.m. in the Student Union Auditorium. Radford's presentation is sponsored by the Office of Multicultural Affairs, the Tribal Leadership Center and the Student Union. Admission is free. This American Flamenco virtuoso complements his masterful technique with an illuminating narration that recreates the very essence of this ancient folklore, Flamenco - the heartbeat of Spain. For details, click on the NewsPage release.

War correspondent on campus tomorrow
Arkansas Democrat-Gazette staff writer Amy Schlesing will kick off the 2005-06 Lecture~Concert Series tomorrow evening at 7 p.m. in the Student Union with her lecture, “A Year With America’s Infantry: An Inside Look Into Life at War.” Schlesing has returned stateside after traveling nearly a year with the Arkansas National Guard’s 39th Infantry Brigade in Iraq. 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.  For more details, see the NewsPage release.

Mama's Got a Brand-new Bag!
Mama’s Got a Brand-new Bag! (and so do some Papas) Duffel bags and drawstring backpacks have been delivered to all current Torchbearers, those faculty and staff members who give year-round to the ASU Foundation by payroll deductions, and those who have made gifts of $50 or more since July 1. If your “bag” is philanthropy for higher education, join this group and become a Torchbearer.  Brochures will be distributed soon. You can wait for the brochure, or access a pledge card now. The drawstring backpacks will be given to Torchbearers who give $50 to $99 over the course of the academic year. Centennial Torchbearers give $100 or more over the academic year, and they will receive sports duffel bags. For the Torchbearer FAQ sheet, click here or contact Elaine Poynter at, or at 972-2718. The Torchbearer 2006 campaign, “We’ll Leave the Light On,” will continue through September and October, and culminate with a celebration breakfast on Thursday, Nov. 3.

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