Oct. 13, 2005

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Malpezzi and Clements publish article
Dr. Frances Malpezzi, English, and Dr. William Clements, English & Folklore, published "The Gentrification of Polenta" in a recent issue of Italian Americana. The article focuses on changing attitudes toward a basic staple in the cuisine of northern Italian immigrants to America and is part of Malpezzi and Clements' on-going study of Italian-American folkways.

Cherisse Jones-Branch presents in Little Rock
Dr. Cherisse Jones-Branch, History, presented "To Speak When and Where I Can: African American Women’s Organizations and Political Activism in 1940s South Carolina," at the Arkansas Association of College History Teachers meeting in Little Rock on Oct. 7.

' underway at Academic Advising
The Wilson Center for Academic Advising and Learning Assistance has implemented a new online tutorial to help students. “Smarthinking” offers real time assistance in math, macroeconomics and microeconomics, accounting, statistics, chemistry, Spanish and writing. The tutors or e-structors are available up to 24 hours a day. The service helps students who have an understanding of the subject but need assistance with a particular problem.
  In addition to Smarthinking, Academic Advising also works with students in other ways. Students can be referred to a tutor in the office or even back to their professor, all in an effort to improve retention rates at ASU. For more details, see the NewsPage.

Senator Caraway achievements to be recalled
ASU will host Senator Hattie Caraway Day on Monday, Oct. 24, from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. in the Student Union auditorium. The event will recognize Caraway, Senator Hattie Carawaya long-time Jonesboro resident, who in 1932 became the first woman elected to the U.S. Senate. This free public event is sponsored by the College of Humanities and Social Sciences, more specifically, the faculty of the women and gender studies minor and Phi Alpha Theta history honors society. This event also recognizes the 50th anniversary of the Arkansas League of Women Voters. Click here for details about the program and speakers.

A big order of coffee and bacon coming up!
So far, 393 members of faculty and staff, joined by 28 retired members, have joined Torchbearers, with each person giving $50 or more to support academic programs through the ASU Foundation. You do the math -- that’s a lot of student scholarships, programming for KASU, classroom technology, and student activities. You will be recognized for your philanthropy on Thursday, Nov. 3, as all Torchbearers will gather in the Student Union to enjoy bacon, eggs, coffee and all the favorite side dishes. If you’re one of the lucky ones, you will carry home a door prize, like a case of Warrior Water from Morse Company, a master gift box from Riceland, or a $50 gift certificate from Colony Shop. For more details, call 972-2718.

Centennial Commission has begun its work
As President Wyatt announced in his First Friday report to the campus on Oct. 7, ASU has formed a Centennial Commission to plan and direct the activities and initiatives for the celebration of the institution's upcoming 100th anniversary. The legislation establishing the school that evolved into ASU was signed on April 1, 1909, and the first day of class was Oct. 3, 1910. Members of the campus community will have many opportunities to get involved in this process over the next five years.

Opening of Delta National Small Prints Exhibition

The 10th anniversary edition of the Delta National Small Prints Exhibition will open with a reception Thursday, Oct. 20, at 5 p.m. in the Bradbury Gallery of Fowler Center. Bradbury Gallery has been home to the exhibition for the past five years. Delta National Small Prints, which was founded in 1996 by Evan Lindquist, now emeritus professor of art, has grown to be one of the country's major print competitions. The exhibit will continue through Friday, Nov. 18.

Poetic Perception in Our Brave New World
Dr. Wayne Narey, English, will present "Poetic Perception in Our Brave New World," as part of the Brown Bag Lecture Series Friday, Nov. 4, at 2 p.m. in the International Education Center. Dr. Narey will present the lecture on the importance of poetry.

Book Fair: today & tomorrow at the library
The annual Book Fair will be held today and tomorrow in the lobby of the Dean B. Ellis Library. Today, the hours are from noon until 5 p.m., and tomorrow the hours are from 8 a.m. – 2 p.m. The Book Fair is being held in lobby area, near the coffee cart. There is a wide assortment of books for people of all ages, some interesting gift items and all with great prices.

'Colleges Against Cancer' plans activities at ASU
The week of Oct. 17-21 is the 2nd annual Cancer Awareness Week sponsored by the university group Colleges Against Cancer.  Read about the group's plans in recognition of Cancer Awareness Week. 

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