|Faculty members receive
$1 million NSF grant
Dr. Karen Yanowitz, Psychology and Counseling, Dr. Ann
Ross, Teacher Education, Dr. Staria Vanderpool and Dr.
Tanja McKay, Biological Sciences, have been awarded a National
Science Foundation grant entitled CSI: Arkansas. The goals of
this three-year project, funded for $1million, are to improve
science education in the region and increase the number of students
engaged in post-secondary education. Summer workshops for teachers
and students will be presented using forensic sciences as an
integrating theme, using a team-based problem solving approach.
Teachers will receive mentoring during the year, and will engage in
a variety of follow-up activities. The Northeast Arkansas Regional
Partnership for Science/Math Education, directed by Jannie Trautwein
and Cynthia Miller, will be integrally involved throughout the
project. Parents and school counselors will also be invited to
participate in sessions, to help give them tools to encourage
students to continue in post-secondary education, and specifically
in science and technology career preparation. Congratulations to all
Southern Tenant Farmers Museum
dedication, Oct. 6
One of the South's most
historically significant developments in the farm labor movement can be
traced to the Southern Tenant Farmers Union at Tyronza in nearby Poinsett County.
Through the Delta Heritage program, ASU has restored the union's first home and established a museum
there to chronicle its history and impact. The grand opening will be Friday,
Oct. 6, followed by a public reception and tours on Saturday, Oct. 7. Click on
NewsPage for details
about the celebration and the union movement.
Faculty music recital will be
Several Department of Music
faculty members will present a recital at 7:30 p.m. Thursday, Sept.
28, in Riceland Hall of Fowler Center. Click on
Newspage for information on the
performers and the program.
CSI consultant to speak in
The next presentation in the
ASU Lecture-Concert Series will be a lecture by Gary Telgenhoff,
a forensic pathologist who works as a consultant to the popular
television series, "CSI: Crime Scene Investigation."
Telgenhoff will speak Thursday at 7 p.m. in the Student Union
Auditorium. The College of Humanities and Social Sciences is
co-sponsor. Admission is free. Click on NewsPage for
ASU Theatre to open 2006-07
The ASU Theatre will open the 2006-07 season on Friday, Sept, 29,
with The God of Hell, a dark comedy about subversive
government plutonium testing written by Pulitzer Prize winning playwright Sam Shepard. The show approaches the difficult theme with
colorful humor and quirky characters that are guaranteed to keep
audiences laughing. The God of Hell will be performed at
Fowler Center Sept. 29-30 & Oct. 3-4 at 7:30 p.m. Tickets for
reserved seating may be
purchased in advance at the Central Box Office
in the Convocation Center or by calling 972-ASU1. Tickets are also
online. Reserved seat tickets (if available) may be purchased
at the door on the evening of the performance. Prices are
$10, or $8 in advance.
Faculty-Staff Choir rehearsals
Sandy Seay, Music, has
announced that the Faculty-Staff Choir will begin its fall
rehearsals Monday, Sept. 25, at 12 noon in the Fine Arts Center,
Room 119. She is not looking for opera divas, she just invites
folks who enjoy singing! The choir meets each Monday at noon
for a one-hour (or less) rehearsal on popular and seasonal music.
Call Sandy for details at 972-2094.
Retired faculty group to meet
One of the benefits of
retiring from the faculty at ASU is membership in the ASU Retired
Faculty Association, a "loosely" knit group of people who enjoy
meeting and eating together at least once each year. Customarily, that
event takes place on the last Thursday evening in September.
This year the group will enjoy an evening meal at the Pavilion on Sept. 28,
courtesy of the Office of University Advancement.
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