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98th Year

Nov. 14, 2007

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CMVAS lecture,
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ASU Museum, Room 180

ASU Theatre, "Beautiful Bodies," tonight,
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Department of Music presents ninth Madrigal Feaste
The Department of Music and the royal court of King Henry the Eighth invite all to the ninth annual Madrigal Feaste. To be held in the Grand Hall, Fowler Center, the feaste beckons with costumes, comedy, decorations, and fanfare. The feaste will be held Thursday-Saturday, Nov. 29-Dec. 1, at 6:30 p.m. and is the largest fundraising event of the year for the ASU choral ensembles. For details and ticket prices, contact Dr. Dale Miller, ext. 2094, or see the NewsPage release.

Dr. Cox presents paper at leadership conference
Dr. David W. Cox, Center for Excellence in Education, presented a paper, "Case-in-Point Teaching: A New Approach to Leadership Education," at the International Leadership Association Conference in Vancouver, British Columbia. The conference, "Leadership: Impact, Culture, and Sustainability," was attended by leadership educators and program directors from around the world. Cox's presentation was a case study on his implementation of a leadership pedagogy he learned at a Harvard workshop.

Faculty members receive accreditation certification
Dr. John Beineke, Educational Curriculum, Leadership, and History, and Dr. Don Maness, Education, recently completed rigorous training to become Quality Assurance Review (QAR) team chairs for AdvanceED, the parent organization for the North Central Association Commission on Accreditation and School Improvement (NCA CASI). As certified chairs, Beineke and Maness will serve as leaders of QAR teams to schools seeking accreditation. Maness will serve on a South Carolina team this month. 

ASU staffer receives Outstanding Member award
Geania Dickey, program coordinator for ASU Childhood Services, was the recipient of the 2007 Outstanding Member Award from the Arkansas Early Childhood Education Association for her contributions to the association and to the field of early childhood education in Arkansas.

Medina-Bolívar gives two lectures in South America
Dr. Fabricio
Medina-Bolívar, Plant Metabolic Engineering, ABI, was recently invited to give a featured talk at REDBIO 2007 (Latin American and Caribbean Conference on Agricultural Biotechnology), the largest biotechnology meeting in Latin America, sponsored by REDBIO and the Food and Agriculture Organization of the United Nations (FAO). The conference, featuring Dr. Medina-Bolívar's talk, "Harnessing plant and chemical diversity for the production of medicinal and nutritional compounds," was held in Vina del Mar, Chile. Following REDBIO, Dr. Medina-Bolívar gave a second invited talk, sponsored by the Pablo Cassara Foundation of Argentina. This lecture, presented at the Center for Science and Technology Cesar Milstein in Buenos Aires, focused on Medina-Bolívar's ongoing research into the production of medicinal compounds using plant tissue culture.

Australia Short Course program holds initial meeting today
An informational meeting for the Australia Short Course program will be held today at 2 p.m. in the Office of International Programs Lounge (Room 200, International Student Center). The 3-week program is set for June 2008. Participating students can earn 3 or 6 credit hours in Cultural Psychology (PSY) and/or Australian Flora and Fauna (BIOL). Students will visit Australia's capital city Canberra and Sydney, with optional visits to Melbourne and the Great Barrier Reef. For details, contact Dr. Amy Pearce, faculty leader, at ext. 3282, or Carl Lindquist, study abroad advisor, at ext. 3168.

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