Fulbright grant awarded to
Osabuohien Amienyi, professor
radio-television in the College of Communications, has been notified
that he has been awarded a Fulbright Scholar grant for the 2005
year. He will be going to Blantyre, Malawi, where he will be
lecturing at Malawi Polytechnic and conducting research in
journalism education and the functions of journalism and the mass
media in Africa. Dr. Amienyi, who earned his doctorate in mass
communication at Bowling Green State University in Ohio, joined the
ASU faculty in 1988. His academic specialties include
international broadcasting and development communication.
Selection for the Fulbright award, named for the late Senator J.
William Fulbright of Arkansas, is based on academic or professional
achievement. Congratulations to Professor Amienyi on this
significant honor for him and for ASU.
Faculty and staff
Dr. Gregory Hansen, English, Dr.
Elizabeth Stokes, Deborah Persell, Dr.
Charlotte Young, Laura Owens and Krista Susan Sifford, all of Nursing, and Dr.
Alyson Gill, art, have recent accomplishments
and achievements listed in Campus News. For all the
latest, go to Campus News.
Enrollment Task Force begins its mission
At the University Planning Committee meeting
Wednesday, Dr. Les Wyatt announced formation of the
President's Task Force on Enrollment. The group's mission will
be to look for the opportunities and barriers in ASU's recruitment
and admission process, analyze relevant data, and recommend
modifications that should strengthen ASU's enrollment numbers in the
years ahead. The group will be co-chaired by two vice
chancellors -- Dr. Susan Davis Allen, Research and Academic Affairs,
and Dr. Rick Stripling, Student Affairs. In addition to ASU faculty
and administrative staff, some community representatives were asked
to serve on the task force and help provide an outsider's
perspective. A consultant will be appointed, following a
review of proposals, to assist and guide the group. To review
the list of task force members, click on
Enrollment Task Force.
Services to present Technology
The Office of Disability Services
invites all faculty, staff and students to attend the 2004
Technology Fair from 9 a.m. until 2 p.m. Wednesday, Oct. 27, on the
first floor of the Dean B. Ellis Library. The ASU Technology Fair
will showcase various technology, software, equipment and assistive
devices. During the fair, a silent auction will be held and prizes
will be given away. To see the prizes, go to the
Faculty Recital this
Department of Music will present a Faculty Recital at 7:30 p.m. on Monday
(tonight), in Fowler Center, Riceland Hall.
The concert will feature Joe Bonner, Dr. Lauren Schack Clark, Dr. Dale
Clark and Dr. Ed Owen.
performance will include: "Trio
Sonata for Flute, Bassoon, and Piano" by Antonio Vivaldi,
"Sicilienne et Allegro
Giocoso" by Gabriel Grovlez,"
Impromptus for Solo Tuba, Op. 32"
by Robert Muczynski, "Call
of the River" by John Harmon, "Three
for One" by Scott Wyatt, "Konzert
für Tuba und Klavier" by Alexei Lebedev, and "Vocalise, Op. 34, No. 14" by Sergei Rachmaninov.
helps 14 organizations; time to give
United Way campaign materials were
recently sent to all
departments through campus mail. If you turn in
your pledge card on or before this Thursday, your name will be placed in a
drawing at the Employee Benefits Fair for a free parking space. The
United Way helps 14 agencies. Please fill out your pledge card and
return it via campus mail to M.A. Wheeler in University Relations or
turn it in at the Benefits Fair. For more, see United Way
Benefits Fair or email firstname.lastname@example.org for
more information. To view this year's video, see United Way Video. (Your media
player must be capable of playing an MPG file.)
College Fair set for Thursday
for prospective students
ASU will host a Craighead County College
Planning Program this Thursday on the South Mezzanine (red entrance)
of the Convocation Center. Encourage prospective students you know
to attend. Beginning at 5:30 p.m., staff from the
Department of Higher Education and the ASU Office of Financial Aid
and Scholarships will present a session on funding for college
education. From 6:30 - 8:30 p.m., representatives from many of
Arkansas' two- and four-year institutions will be available to answer
questions. The events are free and open to the public.
Smithsonian museum director to speak
Dr. Cristian Samper, director of the
Smithsonian's National Museum of Natural History, will be on campus
Thursday as a Distinguished Speaker for the Department of Biological
Science. Everyone is welcome to attend his presentation,
"Dinosaurs to DNA: The value of natural history collections for
society," starting at 4 p.m. in Lab Sciences Room 219. While
on the Harvard faculty, Samper received the Derek Bok prize
for excellence in teaching.
Travelers to Kuwait willing to
share their stories
The ASU Middle East Studies Committee
recently funded a 10-day trip to Kuwait for four communication
students and faculty advisor Dr. Gil Fowler. The students
visited government-owned radio and television stations in Kuwait
City, the independent English- and Arabic-language newspapers, and
several other points of interest for their research projects.
The team is producing a video program, print articles and a
PowerPoint presentation. Anyone interested in scheduling the
group to share their experience should contact
Dr. Gil Fowler or
Higher Education Board meets
The Arkansas Higher Education
Coordinating Board met on the ASU campus last week for its quarterly
meeting. There were two action items directly involving ASU .
. . the Board approved ASU's proposals to offer (a) the master of
science degree program in environmental sciences and (b) an
associate of applied science in nursing degree program at Mid-South
Community College in West Memphis.
Staff Senate Educational
Stipend: deadline is Nov. 1
There is only one week left for ASU staff or dependents to apply for
the Staff Senate Educational Stipend. Five stipends of $200 each
will be awarded for the Spring 2005 semester and the deadline is
Nov. 1. To qualify, you must have a 2.5 or above grade point
average. Other qualifications can be found on the application,
here or by calling Elaine Poynter at 972-2718.
Music department groups in
recital this Thursday
The Department of Music will present the Chamber Winds, Brass Choir,
and Tuba & Euphonium Ensemble on Thursday, Oct. 28, at 7:30 p.m. in
Fowler Center, Riceland Hall.
musical groups are under the direction of Dr. Ed Owen, assistant professor
of music. Musical selections will include “Serenade
No. 12 in C minor” by Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart; “Music
4 Tubas” by John Stevens;
“Canzona, La Spiritata” by
Giovanni Gabrieli, arranged by Peter Rauch; “Quartet for Tubas” by Paul Holmes; “Magnificat” by C. T. Pachelbel, arranged by Arthur Frackenpohl;
“Sweet Day” by Ralph
Vaughan Williams, arranged by Tom O’Connor; and “The
Brass Square” by Earl Zindars.
Counseling Center discourages drinking and
Under the Influence Prevention week, sponsored by the Counseling Center, kicks off today and continues through Thursday. The series of activities
are designed to discourage students from drinking
and driving. Until 2 p.m. today, students may visit a booth in the Student Union where
they can fill out "drive sober" pledges and simulate
driving drunk with goggles and remote control cars. The booth will be back in
the Student Union tomorrow, and in the library Thursday. On Wednesday
from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. an alcohol screening booth will be in Room 133 in the
Education/Communications Building. Also on Wednesday, Mark Sterner will speak at 8 p.m. in the
Fowler Center on
"DUI: A Powerful Lesson." For more details, contact Chandra Miller in the Counseling Center at
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