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

Oct. 29, 2007


* 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

 *CoB Teaching Conference, Thursday, Nov. 1, 12:30 p.m.-3:30 p.m., Student Union

* Piano Society Recital, Thursday, Nov. 1,
5 p.m., Fine Arts Center Recital Hall


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Lecture-Concert Series presents Dr. Michael Eric Dyson
On Friday, Nov. 2, ASU's Lecture-Concert Series presents its fifth event, featuring Dr. Michael Eric Dyson, in a lecture, "Debating Race," at 7 p.m., Riceland Hall, Fowler Center. Dyson's appearance is sponsored by the Office of Diversity Initiatives. Dyson, a social analyst, is the author of fourteen books and an ordained Baptist minister who earned his PhD in religion from Princeton University. His books include "Is Bill Cosby Right? Or Has the Black Middle Class Lost Its Mind?" and "Come Hell or High Water: Hurricane Katrina and the Color of Disaster" in addition to his most recent "Debating Race." All lecture-concert events are free to all. For details, contact Dr. Gil Fowler, associate dean for the Honors College, at ext. 2308. After Oct. 28, contact Dr. Lillie Fears, fellow, Office of Diversity Initiatives, at (870) 972-3210, for more information.

Nursing instructor is awarded healthcare scholarship
K. Susan Sifford
, Nursing, was recently awarded an $8,000 Evercare Scholarship. Evercare, a subsidiary of United HealthCare, provides health plans and services for patients needing long-term care and employs advanced practice nurses to provide that care. The scholarship was awarded by the leadership of the Arkansas John A. Hartford Center of Geriatric Nursing Excellence for dedication and career commitment to nursing home residents. Sifford, an advanced practice nurse, is in in her second year of a Nursing Science PhD program at UAMS and is a full-time instructor of nursing at ASU. As a result of the scholarship award, Sifford will attend (with all expenses paid) the seventh annual Hartford Leadership conference in San Francisco to accept the award.

ASU faculty announce new program, RISE-UP 
Dr. Roger Buchanan, Zoology, and Dr. Robyn Hannigan, Geochemistry, have received a substantial award ($810,000) from the National Science Foundation (NSF) over a five-year period. The grant funds the Research Internships in Science of the Environment University Program (RISE-UP) for under-represented students. RISE-UP will produce highly competent undergraduate students who will enroll in degree programs and complete degrees in the biological sciences. The research-based program for first and second year science minors supplies scholarship monies, paid research assistant positions, opportunity to work with a cross-disciplinary collaborative research team and much more. For details, call Dr. Buchanan at (870) 682-4297, or Dr. Hannigan at ext. 3086.

Residence Life will hold annual Fall Festival tomorrow
Residence Life is sponsoring its annual Fall Festival, welcoming children of faculty and staff at ASU. All activities are Tuesday, Oct. 30, 6 p.m.-9 p.m. F. Y. R. E. Fall Carnival features games, candy, popcorn, and caramel apples, and takes place in University Hall's front lobby. Collegiate Park's Fun after Dark features games, face painting, trick-or-treating, and a maze, and will be held at Collegiate Park's Clubhouse. Northpark Quads offers escorted trick-or-treating, which begins in the Commons building. Activities are sponsored by the halls, RA staffs, councils, and residents. For details, call ext. 2042.

Pair of Piano Society Recitals on tap for Nov. 1, Nov. 8
ASU's Department of Music will present the first of two Piano Society Recitals on Thursday, Nov. 1, at 5 p.m. The second Piano Society Recital will take place on Thursday, Nov. 8, at 5 p.m. Both performances will take place in the Fine Arts Recital Hall. A wide variety of composers will be represented by the students in the performance. The students are those currently taking applied piano lessons under several instructors. Both concerts are free; all are welcome. For details, call the Department of Music at ext. 2094, or see the NewsPage releases.

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