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100th Year

Dec. 16, 2009

Calendar highlights:

ASU staff return Monday, Jan. 4;
regular classes begin Monday, Jan. 11

Southern Tenant Farmers Museum to host "Perspectives from the Delta: Paintings, Drawings, Prints, and Photograpy by Norwood Creech," opening Thursday, Jan. 14,
 5 p.m., 117 S. Main Street, Tyronza



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Today's issue is final issue of Inside ASU for this year
This issue of Inside ASU is the year's last. Look for Inside ASU again in January. The staff of Inside ASU warmly wishes the entire campus community joy, peace, and illumination during this winter holiday season. Safe journeys and soft snowfalls to all.

Fall commencement slated for Dec. 19
ASU will hold its 2009 fall commencement ceremony Saturday, Dec. 19, at 2
p.m. in the Convocation Center. Chancellor Robert L. Potts will confer degrees upon 859 graduates, including 582 undergraduate degrees, 254 master's degrees, and 23 doctoral degrees. A reception with punch and cookies will be held following the ceremony. Dr. Anthony (Tony) Campolo, professor emeritus of sociology at Eastern University in St. Davids, Pa., is the featured speaker. Dr. Campolo previously served for 10 years on the faculty of the University of Pennsylvania. A graduate of Eastern College in Philadelphia, he earned his doctorate from Temple University. Founder and president of the Evangelical Association for the Promotion of Education (EAPE), Dr. Campolo has worked to create, nurture and support programs for at-risk children in cities across North America, and he has helped establish schools and universities in several developing countries. Dr. Campolo is a media commentator on religious, social and political matters, he is the author of 35 books, and he is an ordained minister who has served American Baptist churches in New Jersey and Pennsylvania, and is presently recognized as an associate pastor of the Mount Carmel Baptist Church in West Philadelphia.

Dr. Clark teaches master class, performs in Florida
Dr. Dale Clark, Music, recently taught a master class in bassoon reed making for the bassoon studio at the University of Florida-Gainesville.. He also performed the Allemande of Bach's solo Partita, BWV 1013, for the class. Dr. Dale Clark's articles have been published in the Double Reed, and his compositions, lectures, and performances have been presented at conferences of the International Double Reed Society. Dr. Clark was a bassoonist with the Boston Lyric Opera, and he has performed with Orquesta Sinfonica in Monterrey, Mexico. He has also been a guest artist at Berklee College of Music in Boston and the University of Cincinnati College-Conservatory of Music. Dr. Clark is a former faculty member of Boston Conservatory, Atlantic Union College, and the University of Memphis.

Professors showcased in various multimedia formats
Dr. Paul Sikkel, Marine Biology, Dr. James Bednarz, Wildlife Ecology, and Dr. David Gilmore, Environmental Biology, have seen their research featured in multimedia formats this semester. Dr. Sikkel's work was featured on the Austrian radio show Meereswelten in late September, and his work on lionfish invasions was featured on National Public Radio. He also presented his work on lionfish at the Sixth International Conference on Marine Bioinvasions, held in Portland, Ore. Dr. Jim Bednarz, ASU ornithologist, was recently featured on KAIT8 in a story about changes in waterfowl populations due to changes in global climate.  View Dr. Bednarzís segment, "Climate change affecting duck migration." Dr. David Gilmore, ASU microbiologist, was recently featured on KAIT8 on a segment, "Health Dangers at Home."

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