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100th Year

Sept. 20, 2010

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Lecture-Concert Series opens with violist Juan-Miguel Hernandez, tonight, 7:30 p.m., Riceland Hall, Fowler Center

Constitution Day, Wednesday, Sept. 22, Centennial Hall,  9 a.m.


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Dr. Hill, Dr. Zibluk present paper at national convention
Dr. Myleea Hill and Dr. Jack Zibluk, Journalism,presented their paper, " How 2 rite Gr8 leeds: A study of the impact of text messaging on basic news writing skillDr. Myleea Hills," at the annual national convention of the Association of Educators in Journalism and Mass Communications (AEJMC) in Denver in August. Drs. Hill and Zibluk presented information to journalism students and asked them to produce both Twitter-like "texting" summations of the information as well  traditional news writing stories based on the same material. Hill formulated a rubric to evaluate the stories and the researchers found the content of the stories to be of equal quality in content, news judgment, fairness and other areas no matter how the material was presented. Zibluk also organized and moderated a panel, "The Brave New World of Copyright Law," sponsored by the Visual Communications Division, of which he was Professional Freedom and Responsibility chair, at the convention.

Dr. Kher elected to Fellow status by institution
Dr. Shubhalaxmi Kher, Electrical Engineering, has recently been elected as a Fellow of the Institution of Engineers (IE) India. Election as a Fellow is based on her Dr. Shubhalaxmi Kherprofessional training, experience, corporate membership, extensive contributions, and service in the position of responsibility to the professional field of  Electronics and Telecommunication Engineering for over two decades. Dr. Kher has been a member of IE India since 2001, and she has been a corporate member of IE India since 2001. IE India is a prestigious professional body that maintains bilateral agreements with several international professional societies including the American Society of Mechanical Engineers (ASME), the American Society of Civil Engineers (ASCE), the Institution of Electrical and Electronics Engineers (IEEE), the Canadian Society for Civil Engineering (CSCE), and the Japan Society of Civil Engineers (JSCE).

Tonymon delivers presentations at meetings
usan Tonymon, director, the Beck PRIDE Center for America’s Wounded Veterans, deliSusan Tonymonvered presentations at two sessions of the Arkansas 2010 Behavioral Health Institute’s “Charting the Course: Moving to Recovery Through Evidence Based Approaches.” The meeting was held at the Hot Springs Convention Center in August. Tonymon presented “Returning Vets: Challenges, Opportunities and Healing.” She and Chris Kirkman, LMSW, of MidSouth Health Systems, co-led the “Cross-Cultural Competencies and Mental Health Providers: Exploring Arkansas’ Military Culture” forum.  This was the 38th Arkansas Mental Health Council sponsored conference, a non-profit organization governed by a board of directors representing each of the 15 participating community mental health centers and their affiliates. Recently, Tonymon spoke at the 2010 Arkansas Conference on Child Abuse and Neglect, “Champions for Children Training for Excellence,” at the Clarion Resort in Hot Springs. Tonymon's session was “Returning Combat Veterans and Child Abuse.” In addition, Tonymon presented the intervention model developed and utilized with families of injured veterans by the Beck PRIDE Center for America’s Wounded Veterans at ASU. Tonymon is a Licensed Master Social Worker (LMSW).

Pre-Law Club, Young Democrats host rally for Gov. Beebe
Members of two Arkansas State University student groups, the Pre-Law Club and the Young Democrats, will host Arkansas Governor Mike Beebe for a campaign rally on Tuesday, Sept. 21, at 2 p.m. in Centennial Hall, Reng Student Services Center/Student Union, 101 N. Caraway Road, Jonesboro.  The media are cordially invited to attend. For details, contact Martha Spack, associate dean of students and director, ASU’s Leadership Center, at ext. 2055. 

Bradbury Gallery offers artists' talk Sept. 22
The Bradbury Gallery invites the public to meet two artists in whose work appears in the exhibition "True Grit" Wednesday, Sept. 22, from 1:30 to 3 p.m. The artists, Judith K. Brodsky and Larry Edwards, will discuss their work currently on exhibit at the Bradbury Gallery.  Brodsky's work is in the permanent collections of over 100 museums and corporations such as the Library of Congress; the Victoria and Albert Museum, London; the Stadtsmuseum, Berlin, and more.  In her prints and drawings, Brodsky works with an early 21st century iconography, reflecting the intellectual, political, and social issues of our time as filtered through her own individuality. Her images of the environment, women, and family become metaphors for her feelings about life, decay, death, and possible salvation. Very active in policy-making positions in the art world, Brodsky is also co-coordinator of the Feminist Art Project, a national program to celebrate the contributions of Feminist artists to contemporary art practice and co-principal investigator and co-director of WAAND (Women Artists Archives National Directory). She is Distinguished Professor Emerita in the Department of Visual Arts at Rutgers, the State University of New Jersey. She is the founding director of the Rutgers Center for Innovative Print and Paper, renamed the Brodsky Center in her honor in September, 2006.

Deadline for self-study committee choices is Sept. 23
Dr. Lynita M. Cooksey, associate vice chancellor for Student Service and dean, University College, recently sent out a letter to faculty, staff, and students concerning the Higher Learning Commission's criteria for accreditation. As part of the self-study process for ASU’s Higher Learning Commission visit in 2012, ASU must demonstrate that it has met all of the components of the Five Criteria for Accreditation as supported by appropriate evidence. Committees will be formed for each of the five criteria. If individuals are interested in participating in the self-study process, please review the criteria statements, their associated core components, and the examples of evidence to determine your interests and strengths as a participant on one of the committees. Using the attached survey at the end of these descriptions, please rank the committees from 1-5 (1 being first choice) to indicate your committee preference. If you only are interested in a specific committee, please rank only that committee with 1. Deadline for submission of committee choices has been extended to  Thursday, September 23, 2010. The self-study process is a campus-wide initiative and participation is greatly appreciated. For details, and a copy of the original letter, including a committee survey link, see the NewsPage release. For details, contact Dr. Lynita M. Cooksey, ext. 2030.

First Faculty Recital Series Concert is Sept. 23
The Department of Music at Arkansas State University in Jonesboro will present the first concert of the 2010-2011 Faculty Recital Series. Faculty Recital Series on Thursday, Sept. 23, at 7:30 p.m. in Riceland Hall, Fowler Center. The concert will feature ASU music faculty members Neale Bartee, Sherri Caraway, Lauren Schack Clark, Robin Dauer, Ed Owen, and Chris Wilson. The concert is free of charge and open to the public. The concert will include performances of “Faschingsswank aus Wien, Op. 26” by Robert Schumann; “Sonata in D Minor, K. 10” by Domenico Scarlatti; “Prelude and Fugue in C-Sharp Minor” by J.S. Bach; “Tuba Mirum Spargens Sonum” by Kurt Sturzenegger; “The Mighty Giant Falls” by Jeremy Doss; and “Suite for Brass Quintet” by Phil Snedecor. For details, contact the music department office at ext. 2094, or see the NewsPage release.

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