Inside ASU, News for Faculty & Staff, Arkansas State University
98th Year

Nov. 28, 2007

Calendar highlights:

Culturally Responsive Teaching session, today, 10 a.m., Faculty Center, 3rd floor, library

Advisor Award reception, today,
3:30 p.m., Choctaw Room, Reng Student Services Center/Student Union

Study Day, Tuesday, Dec. 4; finals begin Wednesday, Dec. 5


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HPESS faculty receive awards at state convention
Dr. David LaVetter, Physical Education, received the 2007 Outstanding Higher Educator of the Year award at the Arkansas Association of Health, Physical Education, Recreation, and Dance (ArkAHPERD) state convention in Eureka Springs. Dr. Jim Stillwell, Physical Education, received ArkAHPERD's 2007 Honor Award for outstanding leadership and dedicated service at the convention.

Marlay attends, presents, at regional NAFSA conference
Sue Marlay, International Programs, recently attended the regional conference of NAFSA: Association of International Educators in Austin. She presented at two sessions: "The Joys and Challenges of NAFSA Leadership," and "Finding Harmony in a Multi-part Chorus: Women and Leadership in International Education." Marlay was recognized by NAFSA's national organization at the conference's awards luncheon for her service to the organization and to the field of international education and exchange.

CoHSS Brown Bag Series schedules final lecture
The final lecture in the College of Humanities and Social Sciences Brown Bag series will be Thursday, Nov. 29, at 3:30 p.m. in the International Education Center, Room 251. That lecture, “Hardcore Dance: A Ritual,” will feature Mr. Thurel George, with Dr. J. Patrick Williams, Sociology. Mr. George will discuss his research on hardcore dancing and what hardcore dancing means to the people who perform it.

University Development offering poinsettias
Once again, the Office of University Development is offering poinsettias for sale at $8 per pot. Beautiful red blooms in clay pots will be wrapped in gold foil with a festive red bow. Early ordering is strongly advised; a limited number of poinsettias are available this year. To order poinsettias, e-mail the Office of University Development, or call ext. 3940. Poinsettia pick-up will be on Monday, Dec. 3, from noon until 2 p.m. at Fowler Center.

ASU Bookstore hosts faculty and staff event
The ASU Bookstore is hosting its annual faculty and staff event -- all are invited Wednesday and Thursday, Nov. 28-29, from 9 a.m.-5 p.m. to drop by the bookstore in the Reng Student Services Center. Refreshments will be served, and as a token of appreciation, the bookstore will extend a 35% discount on select merchandise. For details, e-mail Chris Jarchow, manager, or call the ASU Bookstore at ext. 2058.

Medical Arts Club to sponsor blood drive
ASU's Medical Arts Club will sponsor a blood drive on Thursday, Nov. 29, from 11 a.m.-4 p.m. The bloodmobile will be located in the parking lot between Lab Sciences and ABI. For details, contact Sonali Gera.

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, providing 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.

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