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

Dec. 5, 2007

Calendar highlights:

Bradbury Gallery's Fall 2007 Senior Exhibition, opening reception Thursday, Dec. 6,
5 p.m.,

CMVAS lecture, Thursday, Dec. 6, 7 p.m., ASU Museum, Room 182

Art Dept. holiday pottery sale, Thursday-Saturday, Dec. 6-8,
Fine Arts Center,
ext. 3050



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Board of Trustees to meet Dec. 7 at ASU-Heber Springs
The ASU Board of Trustees will meet Friday, Dec. 7 at 10 a.m., in the Entergy Room, room 124 of the Student Services and Administration building on the ASU-Heber Springs campus. The dedication of the ASU-Heber Springs campus will be held at 12 noon following the board meeting. For more information, see the announcement from ASU-Heber Springs.

Dr. Timothy Oliver publishes article
Dr. Timothy Oliver, Music, director of bands, recently published an article "Establishing Continuity of the National Assessment of Educational Progress (NAEP) Arts Education Assessments: Implications of the NAEP 1978 Music Assessment," in the October 2007 issue of the Journal of Historical Research in Music Education, the premier journal in the field of historical research in music education. Oliver examined the methodology of the 1978 NAEP Music Assessment and the implications of this assessment on future NAEP music and art assessments.

Dr. Bryant is invited speaker at disability conference
Dr. Lance G. Bryant, Physical Education, was recently invited to speak at the 8th World Congress on Disabilities Conference and Exposition, held in Washington, D.C. Dr. Bryant's presentation, "Effect of a Physical Education Teacher's Disability on High School Pupils' Learning and Perceptions of Teacher Confidence," encouraged his audience to consider the role physical appearance, including disability, can play in secondary students' perceptions of physical educators.

Dr. Davidson attends, presents, at conference

Dr. Stephanie Davidson, Early Childhood Education, recently attended the National Association of Early Childhood Teacher Educators (NAECTE) held in Chicago. She presented 3 papers:  “Preparing teacher candidates to become advocates and agents of change for the future of early childhood education," “Examining teachers’ perceptions of alternative routes to teacher certification," and "Teacher preparation programs answering the call for the culturally responsible and responsive teaching force."

Dr. Johnson-Leslie presents two papers at conference
Dr. Natalie Johnson-Leslie, Secondary Teacher Education, recently attended the Mid-South Education Research Association (MSERA) conference held in Hot Springs. Dr Johnson-Leslie presented two research papers at the conference, one paper was “Accreditation is Important: How Teachers Educators Live and Learn with College Live Text. Live Text is the portal being used to collect and present data across the college of education to NCATE and the second paper provided hands-on training for practitioners to learn how to use the College Live Text portal in their respective settings.

Dr. Murphy presents paper at conference

Dr. Patricia E. Murphy
, Literacy, recently attended the College Reading Association Conference in Salt Lake City. She made a presentation titled “Techniques Used for Author Studies in Pre-Service Teacher Education Classrooms.”

'Science Flicks' to feature 'Contact'
The next film in the "Science Flicks" series, sponsored by the Department of Biological Sciences and the Department of Chemistry and Physics, is "Contact." The film will be shown Thursday, Dec. 6, 6 p.m., in Lab Sciences 219. The main panelist will be Dr. Tillman Kennon, Science Education.

United Way campaign now underway
The United Way campaign is now underway across campus. Campaign materials were sent via campus mail last week to all departments. Pledge cards are due before Monday, Dec. 17. Pledge cards may be sent via campus mail to Jill Bristow, University Advancement. For details, e-mail Jill Bristow or call ext. 3362.

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