Center for Learning Technologies, has been recognized for his
professional service on the editorial committee of Educause
Dr. Allen just concluded a three-year term.
Department of Nursing faculty present at summit
members from the Department of Nursing participated in the National
League for Nursing Education Summit last month
Ms. K. Susan Sifford was a panelist in a plenary session on
Academic Dishonesty, Bullying and Violence: Difficulty Challenges
Facing Nurse Educators.
Ms. Paige Wimberley had a poster titled, Assignment of
Students to Collaborative Learning Groups.
Ms. Debra J. Walden, Sifford and Ms. Elizabeth Nix
authored a poster, Nursing Student Satisfaction of Learning in
Collaborative Groups. The poster was presented by Sifford and
Dr. Elizabeth Stokes presented a workshop session titled
Doing Curriculum: Enhancing Faculty Skills and conducted
a poster presentation, Adapting Concept Mapping to Learning and
Implementing Curriculum Development. Dr. Stokes also conducted a
special session for the NLN Nursing Education Research Advisory
Council, A New Focus on Nursing Education Research Grants.
Dr. Stokes ended her service with the Nursing Education Research
Advisory Council, having served as chair-elect from 2001-03 and
chair from 2003-05.
Folklore participate at annual meeting
faculty members from English and Folklore participated in the annual
meeting of the American Folklore Society in Atlanta earlier this
Dr. Richard Burns delivered a paper titled Prison Folklore and
Justice in which he examined stories about building
tenders, convicts who help guards maintain order in the Texas Prison
Dr. Gregory Hansen participated in a panel that explored
history and continuing development of folklife in the school's
programs from the perspectives of social base theory, writing
theory, English as a second language, and pragmatic progressivism.
Dr. William Clements chaired a session on Situating
Native American Identity and read a paper titled The Face of
Geronimo, which dealt with the generic and individualistic
connotations of the Apache warrior’s face in photographs and other
Clements also presented a brief remembrance of the late W.K. McNeil,
folklorist at the Ozark Folk Center, at the Society’s business
meeting. Clements has recently published an article in the “Journal
of the Southwest” titled A Continual Beginning, and Then an
Ending, and Then a Beginning Again’: Hopi Apocalypticism in the New
Age,” which looks at how contemporary alternative spirituality
has adopted and adapted the prophetic mythology of a Pueblo Indian
you want to really count, and be counted, join ASU Torchbearers.
Members are accepted year-round, but those who join by Thursday,
Nov. 3, will be invited to a great breakfast buffet in the Student
Union. All members, present or not, will be in the door prize
drawing. You could win a $45 gift certificate to Outback Steakhouse,
treats from Shake’s Frozen Custard, a Black & Decker blender from
Lowe’s, an ASU women’s basketball or volleyball autographed ball, a
mum from Bennett's Nursery, a gift certificate from Lazzari's
Restaurant or two nights lodging in a room of your choice at the
Olde Stonehouse Bed & Breakfast Inn, Hardy.
With your Torchbearer gift, you can send students to far-flung locales
(and bring them back) with the Student Travel Abroad fund, help
staff and their dependents with education costs through the Staff
Senate Educational Stipend program, or deliver a memorable Christmas
to an ASU family through the Santa’s Tribe fund. Many members
designate their department or college discretionary funds to
provide extras like technology and scholarships. Questions?
Concerns? Need details or want to join? For more, e-mail Elaine
Preview Day is tomorrow
ASU will host
its second Preview Day tomorrow for all high school students
interested in enrolling at ASU. Registration begins at 7:30 a.m. in
Fowler Center and will continue until 3 p.m. with events scheduled
all across the campus. Preview Day is the perfect opportunity for
high school seniors to see ASU first hand and experience the campus
atmosphere by interacting with currently enrolled students as well
as faculty and staff.
If you see visitors to the campus, please remember to give a friendly
smile or lend a helping hand if they need assistance.
Battle of the computing brains
ASU will host
the regional contest of the Association for Computing Machinery for
the International Collegiate Programming Contest (ICPC) this
Saturday, Nov. 5, in Computer Science and Mathematics. This regional
competition is among students from ASU, Harding University and the
University of Mississippi. Students will be challenged to use their
programming skills and rely on their mental endurance to solve
complex, real world problems under a grueling deadline. Tackling
these problems is equivalent to completing a semester’s worth of
computer programming in one afternoon. The team that solves the most
problems correctly in the least amount of time will win a coveted
spot on the World Finals, which will take place in San Antonio in the
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