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99th Year

Dec. 10, 2008

Calendar highlights:

Final exams this  week, Monday-Saturday,
Dec. 8-13

Milner and O'Connor book signing,
Thursday, Dec. 11,
3:30-5 p.m.,
third floor,
Dean B.
Ellis Library

Fowler Center Series presents Tony Kenny's "Christmas Time in Ireland," Monday,
Dec. 15, 7:30 p.m., Riceland Hall,
Fowler Center



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ASU Board of Trustees will meet Friday
The Arkansas State University Board of Trustees will meet Fri., December 12, at 10 a.m. in the Science Building Lecture Hall on the Beebe campus. Those on the Joneboro who are interested in listening to the Board of Trustees meeting via speaker phone may do so in the Chancellor’s Office conference room in the Administration Building. View a copy of the agenda, or visit the Arkansas State University System Office Web site.

Commencement will be held Saturday
will hold winter commencement ceremonies Saturday, Dec. 13, at 2 p.m. in the Convocation Center. Author Clay S. Jenkinson of Bismarck, N.D., is the featuredClay S. Jenkinson speaker. Jenkinson is a humanities scholar, author, and social commentator who has devoted most of his professional career to public humanities programs and is considered one of the most entertaining public speakers in the United States. The afternoon ceremony will include all colleges. ASU chancellor Dr. Robert L. Potts will present the diplomas. Daniel Rickman of Bono is the student speaker. Rickman is a senior receiving a bachelor of science degree in marketing. He is graduating summa cum laude. The Registrar’s Office has listed 691 students as candidates for degrees at both graduate and undergraduate levels. Of that number, 158 are graduate degrees, and 516 are undergraduate degrees. There are six doctoral degrees and 11 specialist degrees. For details, see the NewsPage release.
ASU ROTC to hold commissioning ceremony Saturday
Military Science-ROTC will have a commissioning ceremony Saturday, Dec. 13, at 10 a.m.-12 noon in the Convocation Center Auditorium. Candidates are Bobby Beatty, Paul Davis, Nathan Due, Eric Scarbrough, and Ronald Trotter. A reception will be held in the lobby immediately after the ceremony.

Dr. Hickman honored for best articles of 2008
Dr. Paul Hickman, Art History, and curator of ASU’s Visual Resource Library, was honored by the National Stereoscopic Association (NSA) for publishing the best articles in 2008. Dr. Hickman is an authority on photographic art, with specialization in stereoscopy (three dimensional imaging). The article, “John James Reilly,” was published in two parts in Stereo World magazine, volume 33, issues no.4 and no.6. A cross-disciplinary study, the article assessed Reilly’s stereoscopic photography from the complementary perspectives of art, photography, culture, social conditions, economy, and history. Lawrence Kaufman, NSA President, presented Dr. Hickman with a plaque and praised his work as a “valuable resource to the stereo community."

Dr. Mello publishes in journal, presents at conference 
Dr. John E. Mello, Marketing, recently published a paper, "A Model of Logistics Outsourcing Strategy" in the fall issue of Transportation Journal. The paper presents a new model of outsourcing that focuses on how companies make decisions regarding the outsourcing of logistics functions. Transportation Journal is considered the premier journal in the field of pure transportation-related research. Dr. Mello also presented a paper titled “Value Systems Specification: Defining and Classifying Types of Organizational and Interorganizational Research” at the Decision Sciences Institute annual conference in Baltimore, Maryland. The paper offered specification of supply chain research types and offered suggestions for future discipline development and research methods in the field of supply chain management.

APA Board of Directors holds retreat on campus
The Arkansas Press Association (APA) Board of Directors will hold its December retreat on campus in the College of Communications Thursday-Friday, Dec. 11-12. ASU alumnus Roy Ockert (Journalism, '67) is president of the APA. The meeting will begin on Thursday, Dec. 11, at 1 p.m., in the College of Communications, Room 153. Dr. Robert L. Potts, chancellor of ASU-Jonesboro, and Dr. Russell Shain, dean of the College of Communications, will issue a greeting to the board. The board will reconvene Friday around 8:30 a.m. 

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