Oct. 6, 2006


* Ribbon-cutting ceremony, Northpark Quads, 11 a.m. today

* Dedication ceremony for Southern Tenant Farmers Museum, 2:15 p.m. today, Tyronza

* Legislative Day, Saturday

* State Banking Seminar, Tuesday


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Banking program to host state conference Tuesday
The McAdams-Frierson Chair of Bank Management in the College of Business is joining with the Arkansas Bankers Association and the Arkansas State Bank Department to conduct a conference Tuesday at the ASU Convocation Center.  Participants will learn how financial institutions can better prepare to deal with catastrophic disasters. The Bankers Association is handling reservations, but for more details at ASU contact Dr. David Kern, Finance, ext. 8466.

Dr. Frances MalpezziFrances Malpezzi publishes article
Dr. Frances Malpezzi, English & Philosophy, has published an essay, “Emerson’s Allusive Art: A Transcendental Angel in Miltonic Myrtle Beds,“ in the recent issue of Connotations: A Journal for Critical Debate. The article treats the influence of John Milton on the American writer Ralph Waldo Emerson.

Dr. Chris EdringtonChris Edrington wins prize for paper
Dr. Chris S. Edrington, Engineering, has received an Institute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers second prize award for his paper in the IEEE Industrial Applications Society’s Transactions on Industry Applications. The article is titled “Investigation of Force Components in Switched Reluctance Machine under Single and Multiphase Excitation.” 

Les Wyatt recognized at Chamber banquet
Dr. Les Wyatt
, President, was recognized last evening at the Jonesboro Regional Chamber of Commerce banquet as recipient of the prestigious Roy Jolly Volunteer Award. The award honors a local citizen for dedication to the Chamber and for commitment to community and economic development efforts.

Librarians participate in New Orleans clean-up
Linda Creibaum and April Sheppard, Dean B. Ellis Library, served last month as volunteers in the post-Hurricane Katrina clean-up efforts in New Orleans.  They also prepared an online presentation to share with their library colleagues.  Others in the university community might want to volunteer, also. The link to their presentation is http://www.library.astate.edu/whatsnew/NewOrleans/neworleans.html.

Postal Service helping mark Museum opening
As a community service, the U. S. Post Office in Tyronza will offer pictorial postmarks to commemorate the grand opening today of the Southern Tenant Farmers Museum in Tyronza. The special postal cancellation will be available from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. at the museum site, 117 Main Street. A limited edition of 500 special cachet cards also will be available for $3 each throughout the day. Collectors and others who cannot attend the grand opening, but wish to obtain the postal cancellation, may submit a mail order request to the Postmaster, Tyronza AR 72386-9998 for a period of 30 days after the event. The grand opening of the Southern Tenant Farmers Museum will be Friday and Saturday, Oct. 6-7.  More details are available on the NewsPage.

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