Sept. 12, 2007
* Teaching that Promotes Learning Workshops, tomorrow,
9-11:30 a.m. and
Grand Hall, Fowler Center
Face in the Crowd" event, 11 a.m.
2:30 p.m. film screening,
6:30 p.m. banquet, Piggott
* Spanish and Latino Heritage Week,
faculty & staff
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ASU professor appointed to new Governor's Commission
Dr. Jerry Farris, associate
dean, Sciences and Mathematics, has been
appointed to the
new Governor's Commission on Global Warming, created by the 86th General
Assembly. The Commission will study the issues and potential impact
of global warming in Arkansas and work with state agencies to reduce
contaminants that contribute to global warming.
The 21-member group also includes State Rep. Joan Cash of Jonesboro and Kevan Inboden of
Jonesboro City Water and Light.
Center for Teaching and Learning offers workshop
The Faculty Center for
Teaching and Learning will sponsor a workshop, "Teaching That
Promotes Learning," on Thursday, Sept. 13, in the Grand Hall, Fowler
Center. Dr. Maryellen Weimer, Penn State University, will offer an
interactive presentation based on her book, "Learning-Centered
Teaching." Duplicate sessions
will be offered from 9 a.m.-11:30 a.m., and 1 p.m.-3:30 p.m. To register, contact
Patti Reed, ext. 3057.
Lakeport Plantation Heritage
Site Grand Opening slated
The Lakeport Plantation, one
of Arkansas' premier historic structures, will officially open as a
museum and educational center Friday, Sept. 28, during public activities. The highlight of the
Grand Opening will be a ceremony and presentations at 3:15
p.m. on the Lakeport lawn. Other events include a Symposium, a Plantation
reservations required), demonstrations of restoration techniques, and
presentations of research on African-American history at Lakeport.
To reserve a place at the Sept. 28 luncheon, contact
Paula Miles at ext. 2803 by
Friday, Sept. 21.
Students showing appreciation
for faculty and staff
Leaders from several student organizations will
be visiting faculty and staff in their offices this week to present
buttons expressing the students' appreciation. This is a initiative
spearheaded by Morgan Pippin and Jerome Thomas of the SGA as a way
of supporting Faculty and Staff Appreciation activities.
Faculty/Staff Appreciation Day
Tickets and t-shirts should
be picked up in the Administration Building lobby through
tomorrow, between 9 a.m.-12 p.m. and 1-3
p.m. If you are unable to pick up your items at these times, contact
Nanya French at ext. 3030 to
Science Flicks continue with 'The China Syndrome'
ASU's Department of Biological Sciences continues its series of
"Science Flicks" Thursday, Sept. 13, at 6 p.m., in Lab Sciences 219.
The film, "The China Syndrome," will be shown, and a panel
discussion will follow. Panelists for this film are Dr. David
Gilmore, Biology, and Dr. Andrew Sustich, Dean of the
Mascot Selection Steering
Chancellor Robert L. Potts
announced Friday that he is expanding the
Mascot Selection Steering
Committee to ensure that all university constituencies have greater
input into the process. The
for collecting suggested
mascot names will be open through Oct. 31. Each group will select eight to
names from that list by Nov. 10.
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