Nov. 7, 2005

This week:

University Singers, concert, tonight, 7:30 p.m., Fowler Center

Trombone Choir, concert, Tuesday @ 7:30 p.m., Fowler Center

Greenfield Lecture, Tuesday
@ 7 p.m., ASU Museum

The Importance of Being Earnest, opens Friday


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Dr. Chris 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 machinery fields.

Dr. Edgar and Dr. Parsons awarded $60,000 contract
Dr. 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
Dr. 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
In 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 News Page.

Museum opens exhibit with historic tools
The 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 person.
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.
For more, see the News Page.

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