Dec. 6, 2006

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Student research fellowship winners announced
Five students at ASU have been awarded Student Undergraduate Research Fellowships (SURF) by the Arkansas Department of Higher Education. Christopher Cato, Biology, Mary E. Harrison, Engineering, Alexi Lamm, Art History, Jennifer Little, Biology, and Alison Wiley, Mathematics, are this year's recipients. The SURF program is designed to allow undergraduates to conduct in-depth research in their specific fields of study and to allow them a travel budget to present that research in conference. Eligibility requirements include a minimum GPA of 3.25, 30 hours of credit towards a degree at the time of funding, and the support of a faculty mentor. Faculty mentors for this year's recipients are Dr. Ron Johnson, Dr. Brad Edgar, Dr. Alyson Gill, Dr. David Gilmore, and Dr. Debra Ingram.

Dr. Williams serves as presenter, panelist at conference
Dr. Lonnie R. Williams, Student Affairs, served as a presenter and panelist at the National Association for Black Culture Centers annual conference in Raleigh, N.C. His topic was “Black Culture and Multicultural Centers: Dr. Lonnie WilliamsCentering Black Culture on 21st Century Campuses."  On Nov. 17, Williams received the Mossie J. Richmond Jr. Outstanding Leadership Award at the Arkansas College Personnel Association’s annual conference. The award recognizes outstanding contributions to the association and to student affairs in Arkansas. The late Dr. Richmond was a prominent administrator at ASU from 1973 until his death in 1995.

Dr. Ogendi and others co-author journal article
Dr. George Ogendi, Environmental Geology, has published an article in the journal Environmental Toxicology and Chemistry. The Dr. George Ogendiarticle, “Effects of acid-volatile sulfide on metal bioavailability and toxicity to midge larvae in black shale sediments” provides insights into the effects of metal contaminants on aquatic organisms in the presence of other confounding physical and chemical factors. The article was co-authored with Dr. Robyn Hannigan and Dr. Jerry Farris of ASU and Dr. William Brumbaugh of the U.S. Geological Survey, Columbia, Mo.

ASU Alumni Association welcomes Todd Clark
The Alumni Todd ClarkAssociation announces that Todd Clark, a 2004 ASU graduate, has joined the Alumni office as alumni development officer. Clark, a Blytheville native, majored in management information systems and was involved in several student organizations. He returns to ASU from Little Rock, where he worked for the American Case Management Association. Clark will work with alumni chapters and involving alumni nationwide in ASU activities. Clark married Melanie Johnson last June.

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