Student-nominated advising award conferred
Wilson Advising Center's student-nominated and student-selected "You
Made a Difference" Award was conferred Tuesday, Dec. 8. This
year's recipient, Valerie
Long, is a Health Professions Academic Advisor in the Department of Medical
Imaging and Radiation Sciences. Long advises hundreds of students
From left, Melissa Jackson, advisor, Tina Moffitt,
graduate assistant in advising, Valerie Long, this year's award
winner, Ashley Reeves, Vallary Bingham, graduate assistant advisor,
and Jill Simons, director, Wilson Advising Center.
Long was nominated by student Ashley Reeves. Each fall the Wilson Advising Center and
ASU’s Student Government Association co-sponsor an academic advising
award to acknowledge deserving faculty members for outstanding
advising. Unlike the “Outstanding Faculty Advisor" Award given in
the spring, the “You Made a Difference” Advising Award is both
student-nominated and student-selected. Criteria that the student
selection committee looks for includes understanding of university,
college, and departmental regulations, policies, and procedures; use
and dissemination of appropriate campus information sources;
interest in working with advisees; availability to advisees;
mentoring to encourage academic achievement and effective
interpersonal skills. The recipient of this award is honored with a plaque and
paid registration to the next Regional Advising Conference. Although only one recipient is chosen, all advisors nominated for
this award are recognized.
Arkansas Delta Music Trail
Marker to be unveiled today
The Southern Tenant Farmers Museum, an
Arkansas State University Heritage Site located at 117 Main Street
in Tyronza, will be the location of an interpretive marker honoring
songwriter John L. Handcox on the new Arkansas Delta Music Trail: Sounds from the Soil
and Soul. The marker will be unveiled on the lawn of the museum
on Friday, Dec. 11, at 4 p.m. The John L. Handcox marker recognizes
the musical contributions of Handcox as singer, songwriter, and poet for the
Southern Tenant Farmers Union, which established him as the voice for
poor cotton farmers during the Great Depression. Having lived the
hard life of a sharecropper, Handcox’s work documents the issues that
drove the unionization of tenant farmers in the South and Southwest
during the 1930s. After the unveiling on the lawn,
entertainment will be provided by area musicians Don McGregor and
Steve Lockwood, featuring songs written by Handcox. The museum also
will host its Christmas Open House from 1-6 p.m. on the same day. Visitors are invited to tour the Southern Tenant Farmers Museum and
enjoy refreshments. All of the day’s activities are free and open
to the public. For details, e-mail Southern
Tenant Farmers Museum, or contact Linda Hinton, assistant director, at
Art students’ holiday sale continues today,
ASU’s art students are hosting a holiday
sale, offering painting, watercolors, prints, t-shirts, and
Christmas cards in the Fine Arts Gallery, Friday, Dec. 11, 10 a.m.-2 p.m.
and Saturday, Dec. 12, 10 a.m.-2 p.m. Ceramic works are on sale at
ASU Museum Gift Shop holds jewelry sale
through Dec. 16
University faculty, staff, and students receive a 50% discount on
all sterling silver jewelry in the ASU Museum gift shop now through
Wednesday, Dec. 16. Earrings and necklaces start at just $5 after
the discount. Some jewelry has gemstones including garnet, pearl,
and amethyst. The gift shop is open Tuesdays from 9 a.m.-7 p.m.;
Wednesday-Saturday from 9 a.m.-5 p.m. and Sunday from 1-5 p.m. The
ASU Museum is closed on Mondays. For details, call ext. 2074.
ASU hosts seventh annual MCBIOS conference Feb.
ASU will host the seventh annual conference of the
Computational Biology and Bioinformatics Society (MCBIOS),
Friday-Saturday, Feb. 19-20, 2010. The theme is “Bioinformatics:
Systems, Biology, Informatics and Computation.” Conference functions
will be held in Centennial Hall at the ASU Student Center, 101 North
Caraway, Jonesboro. Dr. Richard Segall, Computer and
Information Technology, and a board member for MCBIOS IX, is serving as
the conference local arrangements chairman. Early registration is
available online until Friday, Feb. 5, 2010, with non-students paying $225 and
students $125. After Feb. 5, the regular registration fees are $275 for
non-students and $150 for students.
Online abstract submission is
now available. The deadline for abstracts for oral presentation is Friday, Jan. 15,
2010, and the deadline for abstracts for poster presentation is Friday,
Jan. 22, 2010. Student awards for best posters and oral presentations
will be presented Saturday, Feb. 21. For students to receive an award
for their presentations, the abstract must have a first author and at
least one representative must be present for the awards ceremony. Full
papers are tentatively due Wednesday, March 31, 2010. For details, contact
Dr. Segall at ext. 3989,
or see the NewsPage release.
Register now for Community Education
classes in January
Education program offers participants in the adult and family non-credit education curriculum
which begins classes in January.
The Community Education program, beginning its second year, is directed
by Evone Roberts in ASU’s
Center for Regional Programs.
The class offerings include American sign language, acrylic painting,
acting, Arkansas history, basket weaving, chess, computer programs,
computing for seniors, construction site first aid & CPR, craft
workshops, digital photography, emergency survival fitness, exercise
classes, gardening, green living, Hebrew, herbology, instant piano by
chords, natural health, organic skin care and aromatherapy, paper
making, Russian, Spanish for medical professionals, stock market,
topiary and vocals. For details, contact
Evone Roberts at ext.
3052, or see the NewsPage release.
current list of class offerings.
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