Oct. 31, 2005

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Dr. William Allen recognized
Dr. William Allen, Center for Learning Technologies, has been recognized for his professional service on the editorial committee of Educause Quarterly
  Dr. Allen just concluded a three-year term.

Department of Nursing faculty present at summit
Paige WimberleyFaculty members from the Department of Nursing participated in the National League for Nursing Education Summit last month in Baltimore.
  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.
Elizabeth Nix 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 Nix.
  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.

English & Folklore participate at annual meeting
Three faculty members from English and Folklore participated in the annuDr. Richard Burnsal meeting of the American Folklore Society in Atlanta earlier this month.
  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 System.
  Dr. Gregory Hansen participated in a panel that explored theDr. Gregory Hansen 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 media.
  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 society.

478 and counting!
If 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 Poynter at epoynter@astate.edu.

Preview Day is tomorrow
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 spring.

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