Inside ASU, News for Faculty & Staff, Arkansas State University
99th Year

Oct. 8, 2008

Calendar highlights:

Midterm exams end Monday, Oct. 13

ASU Theatre presents
"Dancing at Lughnasa,"
tonight, 7:30 p.m.

Bradbury Gallery opening reception for "Artists at Play: The Art of the Toy," Thursday, Oct. 9, 5 p.m.

Bill and Alice Nix Petting Zoo
is open to the public Saturday, Oct. 11,
10 a.m.-4 p.m.


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Dr. Morrow to speak at Winthrop Rockefeller Institute
Dr. Julie Morrow, Jonesboro station archeologist, Arkansas Archeological Survey, will be the guest speaker at an archeology film and lecture event to be held at the Winthrop Rockefeller Institute on Thursday, Oct. 9, at 7 p.m. The Winthrop Rockefeller Institute is located on Petit Jean Mountain, 1 Rockefeller Drive, Morrilton. The event is part of “Picture the Past,” a cooperative venture between the Rockefeller Institute and the Arkansas Archeological Survey. Morrow will discuss the fundamentals behind the ancient art form of flintknapping, the subject of the night's film. Her lecture is based on her experience in recreating stone tools and on research she conducted on Clovis points and other forms from 11,500 years ago. For event details, visit the Winthrop Rockefeller Institute online, call (501) 727-5435, or see the NewsPage release.  

Dr. Fowler publishes review in Phi Kappa Phi Forum
Dr. Gil Fowler, associate dean, The Honors College, recently published a book review on Un*Spun: Finding Facts in a World of [Disinformation] by Brooks Jackson andDr. Gil Fowler Kathleen Hall Jamieson. The review appeared in Phi Kappa Phi Forum, the quarterly magazine of the Honor Society of Phi Kappa Phi, which is sent to more than 100,000 active members of the PKP and nonmember subscribers, and to libraries across the country. The publication, which has recently undergone a dramatic redesign, features a variety of articles on topics of interest, both timely and timeless, designed to appeal to the diverse membership of the Honor Society of Phi Kappa Phi. The current issue contains such articles as "Young Voters: Activists are Ready to be Heard," "Memories of a Street Marcher" by Jose Dalisay Jr., and "Educate Early, Vote Often: Crunching the Numbers" by Peter Levine. Dr. Fowler also serves as editor of Journalism and Mass Communications Abstracts, a compilation of abstracts of theses and dissertations on media and related areas from American and international institutions.

College of Engineering to host earthquake conference
Dr. Ashraf Elsayed, Civil Engineering, has announced that the College of Engineering at ASU will host a one-day program designed to raise awareness of the hazard level of the New Madrid seismic zone (NMSZ). The Earthquake Awareness and Preparedness conference will be held Tuesday, Oct. 21, in the Student Union Auditorium. The conference is directed to government employees at the state, county, and city levels, policy and decision makers, professional engineers, and concerned citizens. ASU students may attend for $10. Registration after Oct. 1 is $35 for anyone who is not a government employee. Registration fees include admission to all sessions, continental breakfast, lunch and refreshments. On-site registration and breakfast begin at 7:30 a.m. For details, visit the College of Engineering's conference site, call the college at ext. 2088, or see the NewsPage release.

Center for Regional Programs has moved to campus
The Center for Regional Programs has moved to campus. Previously located at 2004 East Nettleton, the Center for Regional Programs' offices are now located in Suite 410 of the newly renovated Chickasaw Building, 106 North Caraway Road. Contact the Center  for Regional Programs at ext. 3052.

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