Dr. Engelken & doctoral
student publish paper
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.
Winters to present accepted papers
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.
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!
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
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.
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
Flamenco guitarist to present concert Thursday
Radford 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
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
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
firstname.lastname@example.org, 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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