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98th Year

Dec. 17, 2007

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The bell tower of the Dean B. Ellis Library
is appropriately decorated for the holiday

Best wishes to everyone
Best wishes to everyone for a wonderful holiday season. University offices will be closed Monday, Dec. 24, through Tuesday, Jan. 1. The university will re-open on Wednesday, Jan. 2, and classes will begin on Monday, Jan. 14. In case of emergency during the holidays, the University Police Department may be contacted at (870) 972-2093.

Last 'Inside' edition this year
With the fall semester concluded, this will be the last edition of Inside ASU in 2007. We will run one issue per week prior to the start of spring semester classes, then return to three times weekly on Jan. 14. We appreciate the many news tips submitted this year, and we look forward to publishing more news about faculty staff achievements and activities in the coming year.

Who's Who students named
ASU recently recognized 74 outstanding students who were selected for inclusion in the 2008 edition of Who's Who Among Students in American College and Universities. Dr. Rick Stripling, vice chancellor, Student Affairs, and the deans of the various colleges recognized the students during a reception and ceremony in the Student Union. The complete list of honorees is included in a release on the NewsPage.

Dr. Matthews presents poster at conferenceDr. Rebecca Matthews
Dr. Rebecca Matthews, Nursing, recently attended the 135th annual American Public Health Association meeting in Washington, D.C. She attended an Epidemiology for Non-Epidemiologists two-day course, participated in meetings and breakout sessions, and presented a poster, "Coming Alongside: Building Resilience in At-Risk Teen Mothers through Peer Group Support."

Science Communications for Scientists class concludes
This fall, ASU's Department of Biological Sciences offered a new graduate-level course, "Science Communication for Scientists," and December will see its first eight graduates. These students are the first generation of ASU science students who have been specifically trained to translate the intricacies of science for the general public via diverse media. Students wrote and produced articles, radio shows, and television shows. The course was team-taught by Dr. Aldemaro Romero, Biology, Dr. Amy Pearce, Psychology and Counseling, and Dr. Jack Zibluk, Journalism.

Today: Last day to turn in United Way pledge cards
Reminder: Today is the last day to turn in United Way pledge cards to Jill Bristow in University Advancement, Administration Building, Room 104. Please turn cards in before 5 p.m. For more information, e-mail or call extension 3362.

Free 2008 ASU desk calendars will soon be available
ASU's Printing Services is offering free 2008 ASU desk calendars shortly after Wednesday, Jan. 2. Departments wishing to obtain calendars should e-mail Lou Adams to reserve sets. The number of calendars is limited, and once the reserved calendars are gone, the remainder will be released.

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