Dec. 3, 2008
C-Span's Campaign 2008 Bus on campus,
12 noon-2:30 p.m., directly behind Dean B. Ellis Library
Charlie Seemann presents "Get
Along Little Doggerel,"
Thursday, Dec. 4,
4 p.m., Mockingbird Room, Student Union
Madrigal Feaste, Thursday-Friday,
Dec. 4-5, 6:30 p.m.,
Grand Hall, Fowler Center
Bradbury Gallery's Fall 2008 Senior
Exhibition, opening reception, Thursday, Dec. 4,
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Terry Finney is new director
of Financial Aid, Scholarships
Finney has been appointed as director of ASU’s Office of
Financial Aid and Scholarships, ASU officials announced Tuesday,
Dec. 2. Finney will report to Dr.
William R. Stripling, vice chancellor for Student Affairs. Finney’s
duties as director will include providing direct supervision and
leadership to the Office of Financial Aid and Scholarships;
administering the $90 million financial aid budget; maintaining and
ensuring compliance with all regulations governing federal aid and
state student aid programs; performing research and developing
proposals for the vice chancellor of Student Affairs on scholarship
issues; advising the vice chancellor of Student Affairs on financial
aid and scholarship issues that affect enrollment; serving on
state-wide committees dealing with accessibility of need-based and
scholarship aid; and serving as the direct liaison with the U. S.
Department of Education for federal financial aid issues. Finney
graduated in 1973 from Paragould High School. He received his
bachelor’s degree in education from the University of Tennessee at
Martin in 1978 and a master’s degree in Educational Administration
from Arkansas State University in 1981. Finney began his career at
Arkansas State University as the residence hall manager for Danner
Hall, and after two years, moved to Lyon College as the director of
residence life. Finney has more than 22 years of Financial Aid
experience and has been very active with the Arkansas Association of
Financial Aid Administrators. For details, see the
and Dr. O'Connor to hold book signing
Clyde A. Milner II, History, director, Heritage Studies PhD program, and
Dr. Carol A. O'Connor, History, associate dean,
College of Humanities and Social Sciences, will give a public presentation of their new
critically acclaimed biography from Oxford University Press on
Thursday, Dec. 11, from 3:30-5 p.m.
in the exhibition area on the third floor of ASU's
Dean B. Ellis Library. They will also sign copies of their book, "As
Big as the West: The Pioneer Life of Granville Stuart." The book has
already garnered glowing reviews, including a starred review in
Publishers Weekly, the leading international magazine of book
publishing and bookselling. Refreshments will be provided, and the public
is welcome. Dr. Milner and Dr. O'Connor have recently
traveled to Utah and to Montana, giving public presentations on "As Big
As the West: The Pioneer Life of Granville Stuart."
For details on the ASU book signing, contact
Dr. Gregory Hansen, ext.
3508, or see the NewsPage release
for information on the couple's additional appearances.
ASU alumnus Mark Grisham to
sign new Civil War novel
ASU alumnus Mark Grisham
will visit the
Cooper Alumni Center for a book signing of his new Civil War novel,
“Bedlam South,” Saturday, Dec. 6, from 2-3:30 p.m.
from the book, co-authored by his writing partner and lifelong friend
David Donaldson, and take questions from the audience. The
decrepit Wingate Asylum—known as “Bedlam South”—is a hospital for
war criminals and the insane, and its inmates are being terrorized."Bedlam
significant toll the war took on the mental health of ordinary
citizens. Copies of the book
with the author’s signature may be purchased at the event.
Grisham, a Mississippi native, played football for ASU in the early
1980s and was a history major.
For details, contact
Dr. Nancy Hendricks, director, Alumni Communications, at
ext. 2451, or see the NewsPage release.
Torchbearers celebration announces door prize winners
Coach Brian Boyer, Athletics, has spent ten years as an ASU
Torchbearer, and this year, it paid off. He finally won a door prize
at the Tuesday, Nov. 18 Torchbearer Celebration Day. Because of
team travel, he missed the celebration breakfast buffet, but he
still won the grand prize, a Peterson's photography package valued
at $270. Torchbearers could choose between the breakfast buffet or
an afternoon "happy hour" reception. To become a winner like Coach
Boyer, join Torchbearers at any time by filling out a
card and returning it by campus mail." Mail pledge cards to
director, Annual Fund, Cooper Alumni Center. For a complete list of
all prizes and winners, see the NewsPage release.
presents annual holiday pottery sale
The ASU Pottery Guild presents its annual holiday pottery sale
beginning this week. This year, the sale will span two weekends in
two distinct venues. The sale opens Thursday-Saturday, Dec. 4-6, at
Art, Frames, Etc., 909 Southwest Drive, and hours are 10 a.m.-5 p.m.
on Thursday and Friday, Dec. 4 and 5, and 10 a.m.-3 p.m. on
Saturday, Dec. 6. The sale will also be held Thursday-Saturday, Dec.
18-20, at the Edge Coffee House, 1900 Aggie Road. Hours at the Edge
are Thursday, Dec. 18, from 6 p.m.-8:30 p.m.; Friday, Dec. 19, from
10 a.m.-5 p.m.; and Saturday, Dec. 20, from 10 a.m.-3 p.m.
For details, contact the ASU Art Department, ext. 3050.
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