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

Oct. 17, 2008

Calendar highlights:

ASU Lecture-Concert Series presents Graffe String Quartet and Michiko Otaki, Monday, Oct. 20, 7 p.m.,
ASU Student Union Auditorium

ASU Lecture-Concert Series presents
Patrick Sheridan, Tuesday, Oct. 21,
7:30 p.m., Riceland Hall, Fowler Center


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Prof. Vickrey publishes in Creative Quarterly
Kim Vickrey, Art, has two works published in the November issue of Creative Quarterly, the Journal of Art and Design. Professor Vickrey's works include both a Silver Medal Award as well as a Merit Mention. Creative Quarterly brings together the creative community in the best of art and design in a quarterly publication and is published by 3x3 Publishing Company, New York, New York.

Dr. Tusalem presents conference paper
Rollin F. Tusalem, Political Science, recently presented a conference paper at the annual meeting of the American Political Science Association in Boston. The title of the paper, co-authored with Doh C. Shin, University of Missouri, is “Confucianism and Liberal Democracy.” The paper uses cross-national data in East Asia and examines whether or not Asian citizens attached to traditional Asian values are likely to have lower levels of support for democracy as a regime system. The American Political Science Association, founded in 1903, is the leading professional organization for the study of political science and serves more than 15,000 members in over 80 countries.

Social Work Dept. Sponsors Child Welfare Conference
The ASU Social Work Department Title IV-E Academic Partnership in Public Child Welfare recently sponsored the Interdisciplinary Mini-conference in Jonesboro. IV-E director is Karen Fullen. The conference was tailored to meet the educational needs of Division of Children and Family Services (DCFS) staff, child welfare providers, students, and foster parents. The academic partnership received support from academic departments across the campus, as well as one youth residential treatment hospital in Little Rock. Presenters and their topics were Dr. Larry Salinger, Sociology, Criminology and Geography, "Child Advocacy Centers"; Dr. Joanna Grymes, Teacher Education, "Self-Regulating Behaviors in Young Children"; Donna Monk, LCSW, Pinnacle Pointe Hospital, "Youth Suicide Prevention"; Dr. David Saarnio, Psychology and Counseling, "Thinking about Adolescence"; Lynda Nash, LCSW, ASU Title IV-E partnership, "Pervasive Developmental Disorders"; Dr. Barbara Turnage, chair, Social Work, "Communication in Families"; and Dr. Richard Freer, Social Work, "Family Mediation."

New mechanical system for clock tower to be installed
A new mechanical system for the clock in the library tower is being purchased, and the old gear drive for the clock is being removed. The clock will be out of commission for approximately six weeks. The vendor will provide a new gear drive, a new controller, and a GPS time update compatibility device. For details, contact Richey Shawn Brewer, foreman, Skilled Trades, at (870) 680-4693.

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