Inside ASU, News for Faculty & Staff, Arkansas State University
98th Year

Oct. 22, 2007


* Bluegrass Monday tonight, 7 p.m., Atkins Celebration Hall, Paragould

* Tuba and Euphonium Ensemble concert, tonight, 7:30 p.m., Riceland Hall

* Human Resources Benefits Fair, Wednesday, Oct. 24,
10 a.m.-3 p.m., Centennial Hall, Student Union

* Lecture-Concert Series presents
David W. Blight, Thursday, Oct. 25,
7 p.m., Student Union Auditorium

* Faculty Recital, Thursday, Oct. 25,
7:30 p.m., Fine Arts Center Recital Hall


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WoodSongs Old-Time Radio Hour comes to ASU Friday
The WoodSongs Old-Time Radio Hour is coming to ASU's Riceland Hall, Fowler Center Friday, Oct. 26, at 7:30 p.m. This taping of the nationally syndicated worldwide multi-media broadcast celebrates the music of Arkansas, including Willie "Big Eyes" Smith of Helena, Runaway Planet of Little Rock, the Apple Brothers of Batesville, Greenwillis of Mountain View, Thomas Nelson of Hope, and Caleb Cobb of McCrory. Tickets may be purchased by calling (870) 972-ASU1 or visiting For ticket prices and other details, see the Newspage release.

Torchbearers' gift made by graduate
Calvin Mitchell, ASU '55, owner of a promotional products company in Searcy, has helped make this year's Torchbearer gifts possible through his generosity. A gift of $50-$99 garners a leather photo bookmark, and Centennial members who give $100 or more will receive a wallet. Join the 500 members of Torchbearers and give to a favorite scholarship, academic or staff area, or programs. Join before Nov. 7 to attend that day's breakfast reception or happy hour. Door prizes include a $50 gift card from Barton's and grilling tools for tailgating from Travel with us. For more information, contact the Development Office at ext. 3940.

Dr. Farris publishes article as part of expert panel
Dr. Jim Farris, Physical Therapy, recently published work as part of an expert panel. The panel's article, "The Obesity Battle: Top PTs discuss causes, research, and prevention strategies to fight Americans' increasing size," was the cover story for a recent issue of the magazine Advance for Physical Therapists and Physical Therapy Assistants. Dr. Farris was selected for the panel because of his research in obesity and his promotion of  health improvements for the obese through physical therapy. Other panel members were from Washington University School of Medicine, the University of Pittsburg, and the University of Massachusetts.

Dr. Trauth publishes articles on salamander, cricket frog
Dr. Stan Trauth, Zoology, has published two recent articles. The first, "The importance of comparative phylogeography in diagnosing introduced species: a lesson from the seal salamander, Desmoganthus monticola," appeared in the journal BioMed Central Ecology, and the second article, "Physiological trade-offs between immunity and reproduction in the northern cricket frog (Acris crepitans) appeared in the journal Herpetologica.

Dr. Bryant presents paper at national PETE conference
Dr. Lance G. Bryant, Physical Education, recently presented a paper, "Influence of a Physical Education Teacher's Disability on Middle School Pupils' Learning and Perception of Teacher Competence," at the national Physical Education Teacher Education (PETE) conference in Pittsburg. The conference examined historically significant research in sport pedagogy and was attended by pedagogy scholars from around the world. Bryant's presentation and research focused on the role physical appearance plays in relationship to student perceptions of physical educators.

College of Business Teaching Conference scheduled
The third annual College of Business Teaching Conference will be held Thursday, Nov. 1, 12:30-3:30 p.m., at the Student Union. Registration will be held from 12:30-1 p.m., and the conference begins at 1 p.m. Topics include "Teaching Abroad" and "Implementing Podcasting at ASU," among others. To attend, contact Ricky Miller at ext. 3430; seating is limited. Dr. Sarath Nonis is program coordinator for the event.

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