Inside ASU, News for Faculty & Staff, Arkansas State University
99th Year

Dec. 3, 2008

Calendar highlights:

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,
5 p.m.,
Fowler Center


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Terry Finney is new director of Financial Aid, Scholarships
Terry 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 DTerry Finneyr. 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 NewsPage release.

Dr. Milner and Dr. O'Connor to hold book signing
Dr.Dr. Clyde Milner Clyde A. Milner II, History, director, Heritage Studies PhD program, and DrDr. Carol O'Connor. 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. Grisham Mark Grishamwill read 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 South" examines the 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 pledge card and returning it by campus mail." Mail pledge cards to Elaine Poynter, director, Annual Fund, Cooper Alumni Center. For a complete list of all prizes and winners, see the NewsPage release.

ASU Pottery Guild 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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