Edrington receives prestigious award
Dr. Chris Edrington,
electrical engineering, recently received the prestigious Grainger
Foundation Outstanding Power Engineering Award at the University of
Missouri-Rolla, where he was presented with a plaque and a check for
$5,000. The Grainger Foundation recognizes high-achieving
undergraduate, graduate, and post-graduates who have exhibited
excellence in their educational pursuits in the power and electrical
Dr. Edgar and Dr. Parsons
awarded $60,000 contract
Brad Edgar, mechanical engineering, and Dr. Tom Parsons,
civil engineering, have been awarded a $60,000 contract from the
Arkansas Highway and Transportation Department to validate the
design of bridge railings in Arkansas to meet new federal
guidelines. They will use both experimental analysis and computer
simulations to assist with the design of the new railing systems to
meet the approval of the Federal Highway Administration.
Dr. Cundall and Dr. Fowler
present at conference
Dr. Mike Cundall,
philosophy and honors, gave two talks at the annual National Collegiate
Honors Council (NCHC) in St. Louis, the last week of October. “Developing and Planning an Undergraduate Scholars Day,”
was co-presented with Dr. Gil Fowler, journalism and honors. Dr. Cundall’s other talk was titled “Modest but Vital:
Philosophy as Compass in Thematic Interdisciplinary Honors Courses.”
Dr. Ricky Clifft presents paper
in San Diego
Ricky Clifft, civil and environmental engineering, presented a
paper titled “Improving Student Ability to Design and Conduct
Experiments” at the annual meeting of the Accreditation Board for
Engineering & Technology in San Diego, the last week of October. The
paper was published in the conference proceedings.
7th Madrigal Feaste Dec. 1 & 2, get tickets early
the style of Merrie Olde England with costumes, decorations, comedy
and fanfare, the choirs from the Department of Music will present
the seventh Madrigal Feaste, Thursday, Dec. 1, and Friday, Dec. 2,
at 6:30 p.m. in Fowler Center. The Chamber Singers, led by Dr. Dale
Miller, director of choral activities, will host the evening’s
entertainment. Tickets for Thursday’s performance are available at
the ASU Central Box Office or by calling 972-ASU1. Friday evening’s
performance is hosted by the ASU Faculty Women’s Club and tickets
may be obtained by contacting Carol Tinsley at 972-3025. All seats
are reserved and space is limited. Ticket prices are $35 for the
general public, and $30 for ASU faculty, staff, students, and senior
citizens. Proceeds will benefit the ASU Concert Choir’s concert tour
to Eastern Europe in March 2006. For more details, see the
Museum opens exhibit with historic
ASU Museum will open the exhibition “Sam Strauss Collection of
Historic Woodworking Tools: Featuring the American Planemaker
Collection” on Sunday, Nov. 13. These planes are of historic
significance because they are some of the first signed artifacts
originating in this country. Strauss has been collecting for 30
years and recently donated part of his collection to the ASU Museum.
The Sam Strauss Collection of Historic Woodworking Tools will be on
exhibit at the ASU Museum through June 23, 2006.
Museum hours are 9 a.m. to 4 p.m., Monday through Friday, and 1 - 5 p.m.
Saturdays and Sundays. Admission is a suggested $2 donation per
For more, see the News Page.
Folk arts coordinator begins work for ASU
Arkansas folk arts coordinator Dr.
Michael Luster has begun work under a $30,000 grant to ASU from the
National Endowment for the Arts. The project, a collaboration with
the Arkansas Arts Council, marks a new effort to plan a statewide
folklife program. The initial projects will involve researching the
traditional culture of the Mississippi Delta Region and technical
assistance with heritage programming throughout the state. Among
many other activities during his first weeks on the job, Luster has
already established an internet discussion group, ArkFolkNet, to
enable those interested in Arkansas traditions to share information.
more, see the News Page.
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