Dec. 1, 2006

Calendar highlights:

* Chautauqua on Hemingway, Sunday, Piggott

* ASU Ringers concert, 7:30 p.m., Monday, Riceland Hall, Fowler Center

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Psychology faculty present at annual conference
At the annual Arkansas Counseling Association (ArCA) Dr. Latoya PierceConference in Hot Springs, Dr. Latoya A. Pierce and Dr. Nola Christenberry, Psychology and Counseling, presented at the conference. Dr. Pierce's presentation was titled, “Teaching Multicultural Competence: Dr. Phil HestandHomosexuality and Student Convictions." Dr. Nola Christenberry and Dr. Phil Hestand presented “Induction to Supervision: Clarifying Expectations." Dr. Christenberry is a recent past president of ArCA and currently serves as by-laws chair for the association. She also served as ArCA booth chair for the 2006 conference. Many counseling graduate students attended; those who presented during the poster sessions were Daniel Bergeron, Kimberly Boyett, Mike Juola, Vicky Martin, and Samantha Spillman.

Dr. Hayes co-authors article on argument
Dr. Marceline Thompson-Hayes, Speech Communication, co-authored an article recently published in the national journal Argumentation and Advocacy. The article focused on the emotional experience of arguing in face-to-face interaction. Two findings of the study were that partners tend to mirror each other’s emotions throughout argument, and that individual traits, such as the tendency to take conflict personally, affected emotions experienced during argument.

Call for faculty book authors
The ASU bookstore wants to assemble a list of books by faculty authors. Such a list is of interest to other university units as well. Please forward book information to for inclusion on the faculty books list, or call ext. 3633 for details.

Board of Trustees meeting postponed
The Board of Trustees meeting scheduled for Monday in Little Rock has been postponed, due to the deaths of Cecil Lee Gibson, father of trustee Mike Gibson, and Allena Dryer, mother-in-law of Dr. Ed Coulter, chancellor of ASU-Mountain Home. A new date for the meeting will be announced.

Library exhibit features winter holidays around the world
The Dean B. Ellis Library's newest exhibit celebrates winter holidays around the world, including but not limited to Christmas, New Year's Day, Hanukkah, and Kwanzaa.
Three 6 ˝ foot banners feature all 49 home countries for ASU’s international students and their major winter holidays. The exhibit is on the third floor of the library until early January and may be viewed during library operating hours. For details on hosting your program or exhibit in the space, contact April Sheppard.

Administration Building to host holiday open house
The campus community is invited to join the staff of the Administration Building for refreshments, fellowship, and door prize drawings on Tuesday, Dec. 12, 2006 from 2:30-4:30 p.m. in the lobby. Please drop by at your convenience.

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