Three candidates for president to be
interviewed Nov. 8-9
The Board of Trustees of Arkansas State
University will interview three candidates for president during a
series of meetings today and Tuesday, Nov. 8-9, according to Mrs.
Florine Tousant Milligan of Forrest City, Board chair and
Presidential Search Advisory Committee chair. The interviews will be
conducted at Cooper Alumni Center, 2600 Alumni Blvd., on the
ASU-Jonesboro campus. The format for each candidate’s visit is
identical. Each candidate will be interviewed by the 15-member
Presidential Search Advisory Committee and members of the Board of
Trustees during a 30-minute session that will be open to the public.
Afterward, the Board of Trustees will retire into executive session
with each candidate for further discussion. The candidates and the
starting times for their interviews are: Dr. Richard J. Federinko of
Dadeville, Ala., senior vice chancellor at Troy University, 1:30
p.m., Monday, Nov. 8.; Dr. William B. Richardson Jr. of Baton Rouge,
La., chancellor of the Louisiana State University Agricultural
Center, and Chalkley Family Endowed Chair, 3:30 p.m., Monday, Nov.
8.; and Dr. Charles L. (Chuck) Welch of Arkadelphia, president of
Henderson State University, 9:30 a.m., Tuesday, Nov. 9. For details,
see the ASU
Presidential Search site's
Dr. Jacinto publishes book chapter
Dr. George A. Jacinto,
Social Work, and director of the MSW Program, recently co-authored a
chapter with Dr. Sophia Dziegielewski of the University of Cincinnati.
Their chapter, "Medications with Children and Older Adults: Specific
Concerns," appears in the second edition of the Springer Publishing
"Social Work Practice and Psychopharmacology: A
person-in-environment approach." The chapter focuses on the unique
characteristics presented by two special populations that frequently
receive psychotropic medications—children and older people. These
two groups represent opposite ends of the developmental continuum
and as such present unique challenges for professionals who
prescribe medications intended to improve mental health. The
distinctive biological and physiological processes of children and
older adults warrant a close examination of the impact medications
can have. The chapter is intended to sensitize social work
practitioners to the unique considerations frequently encountered
with these two populations and to highlight the importance of
combining medication therapy with counseling when addressing the
mental health needs of children and older clients.
Dr. Jackson Pitts, Dr, Hill have article accepted in journal
Dr. Mary Jackson Pitts, interim chair, Radio-Television, and
Dr. Myleea Hill, Journalism, have had their article, "The
Obama Agenda versus a Meandering Maverick: A Descriptive
Analysis of Online Press Releases in the 2008 General Election
Presidential Campaign," has been accepted for publication in the fall issue of
the Southwestern Mass Communication Journal. The paper uses a 77 point coding instrument to examine theagenda,
style, and format of press releases posted on the websites of
Democrat Barack Obama and Republican John McCain from August 25 to
Nov. 4 during the 2008 presidential general election campaign.
McCain posted 331 press releases while Obama posted 47 press
releases. Topics by both candidates were most often related to
monetary issues. Obama’s releases least often related to veteran’s
affairs and agriculture, and McCain’s were least often related to
agriculture and transportation. The paper was co-authored by Dr.
Melissa Smith of Mississippi State University and Barry Smith of
Mississippi University for Women.
Dr. Hansen presents at annual
meeting of society
Dr. Gregory Hansen, Folklore and English, recently completed
two presentations at the annual meeting of the
American Folklore Society in
Nashville, Tennessee. He read a paper titled “Vernacular
Interpretation in a Public Folklore Event: Listening to the Call of
Florida Fiddlers, Three.” His presentation was derived from an
article that will be published in a new book on tradition and the
individual to be published in 2011 by Indiana University Press. Dr.
Hansen also gave a position paper, "From Folk Arts Coordinator to
Teachers’ Workshop Coordinator,” as part of forum on folklore within
education called “Teaching Folklore When We’re Not Teaching
Folklore.” He also co-edits the "Folklore and Education Newsletter"
of the folklore society's
Folklore and Education Section.
CMVAS lecture with
Robert J. Scott slated for Nov. 10
The Central Mississippi Valley
Archaeological Society (CMVAS) will host a lecture, "Investigating
the Causes and Consequences of Depopulation in Southeast Arkansas
during the Protohistoric Period, 1541-1700," by Robert J. Scott,
new assistant at the ASU station of the Arkansas Archeological Survey.
Scott is currently pursuing his PhD at Southern Illinois
University-Carbondale. Scott's lecture is slated for Wednesday, Nov. 10, at 7 p.m. at the ASU
Museum's Room 182. Refreshments will be provided, and doors will
open at 6:30 p.m. For details, contact
Dr. Julie Morrow, ASU's
station archeologist, Arkansas Archeological Survey, at ext. 2071.|
Series presents Jennifer Hayghe Nov. 11
Award-winning Juilliard pianist
Jennifer Hayghe will perform in the eighth event of
University’s 2010-2011 Lecture-Concert Series on Thursday, Nov. 11,
at 7:30 p.m., Riceland Hall, Fowler Center, 201 Olympic Drive,
Jonesboro. Additional funding support is provided by the Piano
Society, the ASU Department of Music, the ASU College of Fine Arts,
the National Endowment of the Arts, the Arkansas Arts Council, and
the Mid-America Arts Alliance, with foundations, corporations, and
individuals throughout Arkansas, Kansas, Missouri, Nebraska,
Oklahoma, and Texas. This event is free, and the public is welcome. Jennifer Hayghe
has performed in solo recitals and made orchestral appearances
throughout the world, including the United States, Europe, and Asia.
Hayghe received her bachelor’s, master’s, and doctoral degrees in
piano performance from the Juilliard School, where she was the last
student of the legendary artist-teacher Adele Marcus. Hayghe won
every award possible for a Juilliard pianist to receive, including
the William Petschek Debut Award, resulting in her New York City
recital debut at Alice Tully Hall. Visit Jennifer
Hayghe online. See
ASU’s Lecture-Concert Series Schedule
All Lecture-Concert Series events are free and open to the public. For
details, contact Dr. Tim Crist, chair, Lecture-Concert committee
and professor of music, ext. 2094.
Theatre presents second show of season Nov. 12
The Arkansas State University Theatre announces the cast of the November
production of “Nice People Dancing to Good Country Music”
by Lee Blessing.
The second production of the season
is a sharply drawn and very funny play about the personal heartaches and
public eccentricities of two women living over a good-ole-boy bar in
Houston, Texas. Eve Wilfong, who lives over the Nice People
Dancing to Good Country Music Bar, is paid a visit by her niece
Catherine Empanger, a novice nun who has been asked to leave her
convent. It seems Catherine suffers from a curious compulsion to yell
obscenities at the wrong moment and even bark like a dog.
Roy, an honest if
simple fellow from the bar downstairs, wants to court Catherine
whether she's a nun or not. Eve feels she should give her niece the
benefit of her experiences with men before allowing her to venture
back into the mad modern country world.
The play, although
comic and well-observed,
is romantic and affecting,
as well. Performance dates are Friday-Saturday, Nov.
12-13, and Tuesday-Wednesday, Nov. 16-17. All performances
will be held at 7:30 p.m. at Fowler Center. A “meet
the company” dessert reception will follow the Nov. 12 opening night
Tickets for all performances are $8 in advance, $10 at the door. All
seating is reserved. Tickets should be purchased in advance at the ASU
Central Box Office in the Convocation Center, by calling 972-ASU1, or
Advanced reservations are highly recommended. Visit the
ASU Theatre online,
or see the NewsPage release.
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