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100th Year

Oct. 4, 2010

Calendar highlights:

Small Business Technology and Development Center offers two-night QuickBooks seminar, Tuesday, Oct. 5, and Thursday, Oct. 7, 6-9 p.m., ASU Technical Center, 5504 Kreuger Drive

Small Business Technology and Development Center offers trade show workshop, Tuesday, Oct. 5, 1-4 p.m., Delta Center for Economic Development

ASU Theatre presents "Wonder of the World," Wednesday-Saturday,  Oct 6-9, 7:30 p.m., Drama Theatre, Fowler Center



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Dr. Jacinto publishes two chapters in textbook
Dr. George A. Jacinto, Social Work, director of the MSW Program, co-authored two chapters, Personality Disorders, and Schizophrenia and Psychotic Disorders in the second edition of the Wiley Publishers textbook, the DSM-IV-TR in action (2nd ed.), by Sophia F. Dziegielewski. The DSM-IV-TR in action is a widely used text in graduate social work psychosocial pathology classes. In the personality disorders chapter, descriptions of the personality disorders with a case example depicting each of the ten disorders is presented with a discussion that highlights the rationale for the diagnosis of each disorder, and strategies for treatment interventions. In the chapter about schizophrenia and psychotic disorders, descriptions of the criteria for the disorders, case examples, and treatment intervention strategies are presented. The chapter about schizophrenia and psychotic disorders provides information about children, adolescents, and adults with schizophrenia, as well as an overview of the other psychotic disorders. This chapter highlights guidelines for using the DSM-IV-TR (2000) to better understand and assess these conditions, and the diagnosis and treatment of schizophrenia is the central focus.

New ASU controller is CBMI scholarship winner
Myra Goodwin, ASU controller, Finance and Administration, was one of 12 individuals awarded scholarships this summer to the College Business ManagemenMyra Goodwint Institute(CBMI) held at the University of Kentucky in Lexington. Approximately 555 business officers and administrators participated in this year’s annual CBMI in August. CBMI is co-sponsored by the Southern Association of College and University Business Officers (SACUBO) and the University of Kentucky. It offers an extensive course of study in business and financial management for administrators of colleges and universities. CBMI provides participants with an overview of current issues and procedures applicable to institutions of higher education. Individuals participate in 28 hours of instruction each summer for three years to earn a certificate of completion. Ranging from entry level to advanced, approximately 60 courses are taught by very distinguished faculty who are practicing administrators and leaders in their fields. Goodwin holds a Master of Business Administration degree and a bachelor’s degree in accounting; she is also a Certified Public Accountant (CPA). She joined ASU in May 2000 and most recently served as director of financial analysis and reporting. Her new role as ASU controller began on August 16.

Dr. Hall participates in panel at national convention
Dr. Holly Kathleen Hall, Journalism, participated in a panel at the annual national convention of the Association of Educators in Journalism and Mass Communications (AEJMC) in Denver in August. Her topic, “Perceptions of Public Relations EthicsDr. Holly Hall Instruction in American Colleges and Universities," was presented in the panel "Incorporating Visual Ethics into Domestic and International Ethical Codes." Hall also served as a discussant in a session sponsored by the Mass Communication and Society division, the History division and the Public Relations division, and she read and commented on papers in the Scholar-to-Scholar session, a refereed paper research session. In additional, Hall was a featured speaker at the American Advertising Federation (AAF) District 10 Convention in Memphis on Sept. 17. Her presentation dealt with “Using Social Media as a Mechanism to Build a Personal Brand.”

Dr. Zibluk has book chapter proposal accepted
DrDr. Jack Zibluk. Jack Zibluk, Journalism, has had a book chapter proposal, "A case study on staging photos," accepted for publication in "Media Ethics in Action: True Stories from New Professionals." The publication is  tentatively scheduled for printing January 2012 by CQ Press, a division of SAGE Publications. THe chapter is a narrative account of Dr. Zibluk's experiences as a young photojournalist, the ethical dilemmas he faced, and how those experiences led to his work as ethics columnist for News Photographer magazine and other publications. The chapter discusses current ethical decision-making processes in the media and how to apply them to real-life situations, using examples from Dr. Zibluk's own early career.

Lecture-Concert Series presents Music of India Oct. 5
Jim Palmer, one of America's best sarod players, Samir Chatterjee, virtuoso tabla  Jim Palmer, sarod, left, and Samir Chatterjee, tablas, right, will perform Tuesday, Oct. 5, at 7:30 p.m., when ASU's Lecture-Concert Series presents Music of India in the Fine Arts Recital Hall.player, and Rebecca Dunnell, tamboura player and professor of flute, will perform in the third event of Arkansas State University's 2010-2011 Lecture-Concert Series on Tuesday, Oct. 5, at  7:30 p.m. in the Fine Arts Recital Hall,  2412 Quawpaw Way, Jonesboro. Admission to all Lecture-Concert events iDr. Rebecca Dunnell, professor of flute, will perform on tamboura with Jim Palmer and Samir Chatterjee in Music of India, the third event in ASU's Lecture-Concert Series.s free, and the public is invited. The Lecture-Concert Series serves ASU and the surrounding communities in bringing to the ASU campus notable guest speakers and performers of diverse backgrounds and wide appeal. Many of the Lecture-Concert Series events include additional activities on the ASU campus as well as community outreach projects that enhance the quality of life and culture within and beyond the bounds of ASU. Consult the Lecture-Concert Series Schedule online for complete details of each guest, including guest bios, interviews, videos, sound clips, itineraries, and more. For details, contact Dr. Tim Crist, chair, Lecture-Concert committee and professor of music, ext. 2094.

Lecture-Concert Series presents Hampton Sides Oct. 7
Hampton Sides, one of the most prominent writers of nonfiction in the United States today, will be speaking on Thursday, Oct. 7, at 7 p.m. in the Student Noted author Hampton Sides will present the seventh annual Corinne Sternheimer Greenfield Lecture at Arkansas State University as part of ASU's Lecture-Concert Series Thursday, Oct. 7, 7 p.m., in ASU's Student Union Auditorium.Union Auditorium in the fourth event of ASU's Lecture-Concert Series. The event is also the seventh annual Corinne Sternheimer Greenfield Lecture. Sides will discuss his latest book, "Hellhound on His Trail: The Stalking of Martin Luther King, Jr. and the International Hunt for His Assassin." He will also respond to audience questions. A reception and book signing will follow the presentation. The new book is on sale now at the ASU Bookstore; please ask for Kelly Gibson to obtain a copy. The price is $28.95 and faculty/staff will receive a 10% discount. The books may also be purchased at the lecture. Sides comes to the ASU campus in large part through the generous support of Drs. Rosalee and Raymond Weiss of Teaneck, New Jersey. In 2003 they established an endowment in memory of her mother, Corinne Sternheimer Greenfield, to support an annual lecture in the ASU College of Humanities and Social Sciences. Consult the Lecture-Concert Series Schedule online for complete details of each guest, including guest bios, interviews, videos, sound clips, itineraries, and more. For details, contact Dr. Tim Crist, chair, Lecture-Concert committee and professor of music, (870) 972-2094. 

Grand opening for 'GPS Adventures Arkansas' is Oct. 9
A special grand opening and meet-and-greet will kick off the "GPS Adventures Arkansas” exhibition opening Saturday, Oct. 9, at the Arkansas State University Museum. The exhibition is free to the public, and refreshments will be served at 10:30 a.m. “GPS Adventures Arkansas” highlights the history and current uses of GPS (global positioning system) technology. Geared toward ages six through adult, this exhibit highlights the popular sport of geocaching, a worldwide game of hiding and seeking treasure. Visitors can learn the basics of traditional and modern navigation and about the sport of geocaching. Visitors will hunt for Rocky, the ASU Museum’s geocache, and help get Mona the Mastodon back to the Bering Straits. There are hands-on exhibits to play with  and a maze to wander through. Schools and other organizations interested in group reservations to visit GPS Adventures Arkansas should call Jill Kary at (870) 972-2074 for more information. School tours and general admission to ASU Museum are free.   Regular hours are Tuesday, 9 a.m-7 p.m.; Wednesday-Saturday, 9 a.m.-5 p.m.; Sunday, 1–5 p.m. The museum is closed on Mondays and university holidays. For details, contact Dr. Lenore Shoults, ext. 2074.

Faculty Women's Club announces fall 2010 events
The Arkansas State University Faculty Women's Club announces events on its fall 2010 calendar. The organization encourages a spirit of community among female members and supports activities in the best interest of the membership, the university and the community. Eligibility for active membership includes women faculty members and administrators as well as wives of faculty members and administrators. On Thursday, Oct. 7, the annual Fall Welcome will be held at the Cooper Alumni Center on the ASU campus at 2600 Alumni Boulevard. ASU interim chancellor Dr. Dan Howard will address the group and serve as host for the evening. New officers for the 2010-11 academic year will be recognized, members will be invited to sign up for special interest groups, and guests can enjoy an evening of fellowship. Upcoming events include the Madrigal Feaste, an annual treat held in the Grand Hall of Fowler Center and will be sponsored by the Faculty Women's Club on Friday, Dec. 3. More information will be available as the event approaches. This year's FWC president is Dr. Myleea Hill, Journalism; Libby James, Childhood Services, vice president for programs. Other officers are Dr. Ann Ross, Paula Bradberry, Dr. Nancy Hendricks, and Tisha Pierce, who serves as president-elect. For details, visit the Faculty Women's Club online.

Student Activities Board blood drive Oct. 5, 6
Tuesday October 5th through Wednesday October 6th 10am-7pm each dayASU's Student Activities Board (SAB) will hold a blood drive, Tuesday and Wednesday, Oct. 5 and 6, from 10 a.m.-7 p.m. both days, in Centennial Hall, ASU Student Union. The Red Cross is in need of both donors and volunteers to assist with check-in and refreshments. To make an appointment online ( and enter sponsor code: ASUJB. Alternatively, visit the Student Activities Board Blood Drive Table in Center Court of the Student Union from 11 a.m.-1 p.m. today. Help the American Red Cross to reach its donation goal. For details, contact the Student Activities Board at ext.2055 or e-mail

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