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98th Year

Oct. 26, 2007


* Fowler Center Series presents WoodSongs Old-Time Radio Hour, Friday, Oct. 26,
7:30 p.m., Riceland Hall, Fowler Center

* Jazz in Jonesboro, Friday-Saturday, Oct. 26-27, Indian Stadium

* CoHSS Brown Bag Lecture with Dr. Erik Gilbert, Tuesday, Oct. 30, 2 p.m., Wilson 217b

* ChemMagic Show, Tuesday, Oct. 30,
6:30 p.m.,
Lab Sciences 219


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Dr. Hanrahan is named 2007's Woman of the Year
Dr. Susan Hanrahan, dean, Nursing and Health Professions, was recently honored as Jonesboro's Woman of the Year. The honor was conferred at a reception for National Business Women's Week, sponsored by Jonesboro Business and Professional Women (BPW). Since 1919, BPW/USA has promoted workplace equity for all women through advocacy, education, and information. Dr. Hanrahan earned a bachelor of science degree in physical therapy and a master's degree in public administration from the University of Kansas before earning her doctoral degree in health education from Temple University.

ASU staff member is elected to governing board of center
Traci Perrin, Human Resources, was recently elected to the governing Board of  Directors of Disability Rights Center, Inc. (DRC). Perrin is an applicant administrator and is one of the board's three new members. DRC is the federally funded statewide protection and advocacy system for Arkansans with disabilities. DRC provides free advocacy for children and adults in education, employment, abuse and neglect, housing, technology, health care and accessibility. For details, see DRC's Web site.

ASU Museum celebrates Día de los Muertos next week
The ASU Museum will celebrate
Día de los Muertos (Day of the Dead) on Friday, Nov. 2, from 6 p.m.-9 p.m., in the museum's main gallery on the second floor. This unique Hispanic cultural tradition melds ancient folk and Christian elements to celebrate both life and death. The museum's celebration includes children's crafts, music from troubadour Ricardo J. Puello, and refreshments. Spanish and English iPod tours are available, as are Spanish translators for this event. For more information, see the ASU Museum website or contact Lenore Shoults at ext. 2074.

Dancing with the faculty garners funds for local charity
Faculty who participated in "Wanna Dance?," a benefit for the Woman's Discovery Center, helped to raise more than $14,750 for the fledgling non-profit organization. The center, meant to help every woman find her "Purpose, Passion, and Path," will provide support and resources for women of all ages, cultures, and backgrounds. Faculty members who participated in the "Dancing with the Stars"-type event were third place winner Dr. Al Romero, Biology, competitor Libby Nix, Nursing, Dr. Terry Roach, Business Systems, and Dr. Mike Cundall, Philosophy and The Honors College. Cundall and Roach were instructors and spent weeks in preparation.

SURF's up -- application deadline looms for fellowships
The Arkansas Department of Higher Education (ADHE) sponsors the Student Undergraduate Research Fellowships (SURF), providing up to $2,650 for undergrad research projects in any discipline, overseen by faculty mentors. Deadline for SURF applications is Nov. 1. Selected SURF recipients in the sciences, mathematics, and engineering will receive the NSF's EPSCoR grant. For details, contact Lillian K. Williams, ADHE, at (501) 371-2038.

KARK TV is coming live to ASU's Student Union
On Monday, Oct. 29, from 5 a.m.-7 a.m., KARK 4 News Today will be broadcasting live from the Student Union. Tune into the broadcast to watch familiar campus faces speak on academics, admissions, and athletics. ASU will also be featured during the station's "Arkansas Showcase" program to be taped on campus at 7:30 a.m.-8 p.m. and aired at 11:30 a.m. Monday.

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