Sept. 19, 2005

This week:

* Constitution Day
activities, today, Student Union

* Art Lecture,
Thursday, 7 p.m.,
Fine Arts Center

* FacultyFest fundraising concert with Tom Tiratto & Orchestra, 7:30 p.m., Friday,
Sept. 23, Fowler Center

* Faculty-Staff Appreciation Day,
Saturday, Sept. 24,
Indian Stadium

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Dr. Patrick Stewart
Dr. Patrick A. Stewart
, Public Administration, and former graduate student Jonathan Chad Mosely presented Politicians Under the Microscope: Microanalysis of the First Bush-Kerry Debate, at the annual meeting for Politics and the Life Sciences in Washington, D.C., Aug. 31 – Sept. 4.
Dr. William McLeanDr. William McLean, Public Administration, and Dr. Stewart presented The Third Generation of Agricultural Biotechnology and Individual Perceptions of Benefit and Risk at the annual meeting.
  Dr. Stewart and Dr. McLean recently published a refereed article titled Fear and Hope Over The Third Generation Of Agricultural Biotechnology in the  “AgBioForum: The Journal of                           Agrobiotechnology Management & Economics.”
Dr. Catherine ReeseDr. Catherine C. Reese
, Public Administration, Dr. Stewart and former graduate student Jeremy Brewer published a refereed article titled Alcohol Policy in Arkansas: Drinking in the Natural State, in “Policy and Politics.” 
Dr. Andrew Knight, Sociology, and Dr. Stewart published a refereed article titled Trends Affecting the Next Generation of U.S. Agricultural Biotechnology: Politics, Policy and Plant Made Pharmaceuticals” in “Technological Forecasting and Social Change. 

Emeritus agri professor honored by Chamber

Dr. Lew BrinkleyDr. L.E. Brinkley, Agriculture, is the 2005 Jonesboro Chamber of Commerce Outstanding Agribusiness Person.  Formerly a professor of agricultural economics, Brinkley retired from ASU last May following a 36-year career.  He is now teaching in Agriculture on a part-time basis.

FacultyFest is Friday, raising funds for faculty
If you haven't bought your tickets for FacultyFest, there is still a chance! It is only five days until FacultyFest, featuring the fabulous Tom Tiratto and OrchestraTom Tiratto and his orchestra on Friday, Sept. 23, at 7:30 p.m. in Riceland Hall of Fowler Center. Tickets are only $25 and the proceeds will benefit educational and professional development opportunities for ASU faculty.
  Known throughout the country for his great Las Vegas style show, Tom Tiratto and orchestra will bring that big band sound to Fowler Center as a tribute to the late Frank Sinatra. For more details and sound clips, click here.

Doctoral student to head research for Cornell Lab
ASU's own Environmental Sciences Ph.D. student Ken LevPh.D. candidate Ken Levensteinenstein has recently been hired by the Cornell Lab of Ornithology at Cornell University as team leader for the ivory-billed woodpecker research project in eastern Arkansas, set to get underway in October. Levenstein was hired for his expertise in the area of avian research and his experience supervising research projects focusing on endangered species of birds. He is completing his own doctoral research under the advisement of Dr. Jim Bednarz on the reproductive behavior of Galapagos hawks in South America. Congratulations to Ken Levenstein and his adviser, Dr. Bednarz. 
Lecture on contemporary photography, Thursday
Rod Slemmons, director of the Museum of Contemporary Photography, will present a public lecture at 7 p.m. on Thursday, Sept. 22 in the Fine Arts Center Recital Hall.  His lecture, titled "No Way Back: Proliferation in Contemporary Photography," will be held in conjunction with the current exhibition in the Bradbury Gallery, “Glimpse: Selected Works from the Museum of Contemporary Photography, Columbia College Chicago.”  Everyone is invited.

Saturday is Faculty/Staff Appreciation Day
This Saturday, Sept. 24, is Faculty/Staff Appreciation Day from noon until 2:30 p.m. on the west side of Indian Stadium. Don't forget to bring your lawn chairs and blankets, because seating is limited. The ASU Indians will team up against Florida International with a 2:30 p.m. kickoff. The deadline has passed for ordering T-shirts and meal tickets, and a large crowd of fans have made reservations. For more details, contact the President's Office at 870-972-3030.

Choirs to present Gospel Music
The ASU Choirs will present a concert of gospel music Monday, Sept. 26, at First Baptist Church in Jonesboro.  Admission is $5 each, with proceeds going toward the choir's trip to Eastern Europe and to Hurricane Katrina victims.  Evacuees are invited to attend without charge.  Click here for more details about the program and personnel.

Scout University set for Oct. 15
Scout University has been set for Saturday, Oct. 15, and is open to Boy Scouts, Girl Scouts and Cub Scouts. Providing advancement opportunities, Scout University is a fun-filled day with 30 workshops planned in communications, reptile study, insect study, atomic energy, plant science, environmental science, textiles, citizenship, engineering, computers and photography. So far this year, 15 faculty members, three staff members and one graduate student have volunteered to teach the various workshops. However, more volunteers are always needed to provide additional workshops. For more details, click here or contact Dr. Jeff Jenness at

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