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Uploaded in June 2005
Richard Carvell, chair of the Department of Radio-Television, has
received the Distinguished Educator Award from the Arkansas Advertising
Federation at their meeting earlier this month in Little Rock.
* Dr. Jack Zibluk, Journalism, has been named the winner
of the Robert F. Garland Award for photojournalism education. This is the
only educational achievement award given by the National Press Photographers
and is one of only five such awards given at the national level. Zibluk was cited
for his work in diversity, access and ethics, and his news photographer columns as
well as other activities. Zibluk will received the award June 25 in San
Dr. Alan Christian, Zoology, made an invited oral presentation on
Freshwater mussel ecological stoichiometry: C, N and P relationships at
the 2005 Joint Assembly of the Annual Meeting of the North American
Benthological Society, May 22-27 in New Orleans.
* Graduate student Waylon Hiler, Biological Sciences, doctoral
student Ben Wheeler, Environmental Sciences, and Dr. Stan Trauth
and Dr. Alan Christian, both of Zoology, all participated in the oral
presentation of Examination of the trophic interactions between a species
in decline, the Ozark Hellbender (Cryptobranchus allegniensis bishopi), and
a prey base composed of multiple crayfish species using stable isotope
analysis at the Annual Meeting of the North American Benthological
Society in New Orleans.
* Graduate students Mickey Matthews and Sara Seagraves,
and undergraduate student Jason Gambill, all of Biological Sciences,
and Dr. Alan Christian, Zoology, made a poster presentation titled:
Assessment and habitat evaluation of native freshwater mussel resources
of Buffalo National River at the 2005 Joint Assembly of the Annual
Meeting of the North American Benthological Society in New Orleans.
* Graduate student Heide McIntyre and Dr. Jerry Farris,
both of Environmental Sciences, and Dr. Alan Christian, Zoology, made
an oral presentation titled Evaluation of Freshwater Mussels (Mollusca:
Unionoidea) fitness pre- and post-relocation efforts at the North
American Benthological Society annual meeting recently.
* Graduate student Andy Peck and adjunct professor Jerry
Harris, both of Biological Sciences, and Dr. Alan Christian,
Zoology, presented A reach scale comparison of fluvial geomorphological
conditions of freshwater mussel (Bivalvia: Unionoidea) beds: Differences
between the haves and have nots, at the Annual Meeting of the North
American Benthological Society in May.
* Graduate student Sara Seagraves and adjunct professor
Jerry Harris, both of Biological Sciences, Dr. Jerry Farris,
Environmental Sciences, and Dr. Alan Christian, Zoology, made an oral
presentation titled Conservation of the special concern Ouachita
Creekshell [Villosa arkansasensis (Lea 1852)]: life history, ecology, and
conservation implications at the North American Benthological Society in
New Orleans last month.
* Doctoral student Ben Wheeler, Environmental Sciences,
graduate student Waylon Hiler, Biological Sciences, Dr. Stan
Trauth and Dr. Alan Christian, both of Zoology, made a poster
presentation on Comparison of the reach scale habitat characteristics of
historic and current Ozark Hellbender (Cryptobranchus allegniensis bishopi)
localities using standardized assessment protocols at the 2005 Joint
Assembly of the Annual Meeting of the North American Benthological Society
in New Orleans in May.
* Graduate student Heide McIntyre and Dr. Jerry Farris,
both of Environmental Sciences, and Dr. Alan Christian, Zoology, published
an abstract, Evaluation of Freshwater Mussels (Mollusca:
Unionoidea) fitness pre- and post-relocation efforts, for the Oral
Platform Session 41 of the 4th Biennial Symposium of the Freshwater Mollusk
Conservation Society meeting in St. Paul, Minn., earlier in May.
* Graduate student Andy Peck and adjunct professor Jerry
Harris, both of Biological Sciences, and Dr. Alan Christian,
Zoology, published an abstract titled A reach scale comparison of fluvial
geomorphological conditions of freshwater mussel (Bivalvia: Unionoidea)
beds: Differences between the haves and have nots at the Oral Platform
Session 34 of the 4th Biennial Symposium of the Freshwater Mollusk
Conservation Society meeting in St. Paul, Minn.
* Graduate student Sara Seagraves and adjunct professor Jerry Harris,
both of Biological Sciences, Dr. Jerry Farris, Environmental
Sciences, and Dr. Alan Christian, Zoology, published an abstract titled Conservation of
the special concern Ouachita Creekshell [Villosa arkansasensis (Lea 1852)]:
life history, ecology, and conservation implications at the Oral
Platform Session 24 of the 4th Biennial Symposium of the Freshwater Mollusk
Conservation Society meeting in St. Paul, Minn.
* Dr. Elizabeth E. Hood, Research and Technology Transfer,
speak next week at the
National Agricultural Biotechnology Council's conference in Nashville, "Agricultural
Biotechnology: Beyond Food and Energy to Health and the Environment,"
organized by the University of Kentucky and University of Tennessee. Her
"Commercialization Of A Protein Product From Transgenic Maize."
Ingram, Mathematics and Statistics, gave an invited presentation at the
International Conference on Design of Experiments in May. She presented her
paper, Optimal Nonregular Designs as Alternatives to the 16-Run and 32-Run
Regular Fractional Factorials.
* Dr. Richard
Grippo, Biological Sciences and Environmental Sciences, was the featured
speaker at a workshop in Pittsburgh the end of May. The workshop, sponsored by
the U.S. Department of the Interior, Office of Surface Mining, was organized to
review current manganese regulations associated with fossil fuel mining. Grippo
was invited to speak about manganese as an aquatic pollutant, a topic he has
been studying for almost 20 years. He is currently studying the aquaculture drug
potassium permanganate, with doctoral student Melissa Hobbs, in cooperation with
the U.S. Department of Agriculture at the National Aquaculture Research Center
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* Bill Rowe, Art, will participate in a group exhibition, "wordplay," June
16-Aug. 19, at the Julie Saul Gallery in New York City.
* Dr. Rick Clifft, Engineering, has been selected by the American Society
of Civil Engineers to serve as a
program evaluator for the Accreditation Board of Engineering and Technology.
* Dr. Carole Cramer, ABI, will be
speaker and a session moderator at an international meeting, "Plant-Based
Vaccines and Antibodies," June 8-10 in Prague, Czech Republic. Dr. Maureen
Dolan and Michael Reidy, also with ABI, will be
* Dr. Dianne Lawler-Prince, Teacher Education, has been
elected secretary of the Association for Childhood Education International (ACEI).
Her three-year term began at the conclusion of the association's annual
conference in Washington, D.C., at the end of March.
* Dr. Nancy Hendricks, Alumni Relations, has been invited to
the 2005 Antoinette Perry "Tony" Awards for distinguished theatrical
achievement. The awards ceremony will be held in New York City on June 5.
Hendricks wrote the play, Miz Caraway and the Kingfish, which was
nominated by the American Critics Association for Best Play Produced Outside
* Business students Stacy Somers, Matt Somers, Rachael Grady
and Brad Mobley advanced to the finals of the 2005 Donald W. Reynolds
Governor's Cup competition in Little Rock last month. Dr. Don Lester,
Marketing and Management, is the faculty sponsor.
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* Dr. Mike Panigot, Chemistry, received a travel award
of $500 from the Division of Organic Chemistry of the American Chemical
Society to attend the 39th National Organic Symposium in Salt Lake City in
* Dr. Neal Vickers, Career Services, was the guest of Jeff
Hankins for his monthly Arkansas Business television show aired on
AETN March 22. The show focused on hiring trends and demand for college
Dr. Susan Hanrahan, Dean of Nursing and Health Professions, has been
named the 2005 Heart Gala Honoree by the American Heart Association of
Craighead County. Dean Hanrahan was instrumental in the first Heart Walk for
the area as well as coordinating many other programs.
Elaine Poynter, Development, won fourth place in the five-state
Mexico District IV of CASE (Council for Advancement and Support of
Education) for the category of Annual Giving "Most Improved Program." In
addition, she was named Conference Publicity and Marketing Chair and Awards
Event Chair. Beth Smith, Alumni Relations, was named CASE National
Commission Member for Alumni Relations, and Molly Phillips, also of
Alumni Relations, were named Sponsors Chair.
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* Dr. Eric Cave, Philosophy, presented a paper titled
Manipulation and Autonomy this month at the 97th annual meeting of the
Southern Society for Philosophy and Psychology in Durham, N.C.
* Dr. Robert Schroer, Philosophy, presented his paper Some Tactile
and Visual Experiences Count for Something (Even If They are the Experiences
of a Brain in a Vat) at the 97th meeting of the Southern Society for
Philosophy and Psychology this month.
* Dr. Mike Panigot, Chemistry, and undergraduate student Jim
Brands recently attended the 229th national meeting of the American
Chemical Society in San Diego, Calif., where they presented the poster
Synthesis and Metal Binding Ability of Thioglycoside Dendrimers.
Dr. Charles Hartwig, Political Science, attended a conference sponsored
by the Rio Bravo Association in Monterrey, Mexico, this month at the
Autonomous University of Nuevo, Leon, where he was a participant in a panel
which dealt with reforming the United Nations Security Council.
* Dr. Charles Coleman, Engineering, has obtained a grant of KeyCreator
V4 software, valued at $289,500, from Tech Ed Concepts, for use in the
* Starr Fenner, Environmental Health and Safety, presented a copy of
the Environmental Educator's Notebook DVD to MacArthur Junior High School.
Fenner was representing the Arkansas Environmental Federation, which produced
the series of education videos on air, energy, recycling and water in
cooperation with the Arkansas Educational Television Network (AETN).
* Dr. Blair Dean, Physical Education, received the
Outstanding Individual Leadership Award at the 2004 Governor's
Leadership in Fitness Awards. Gov. Mike Huckabee presented the awards in 10
categories of leadership at the State Capitol on March 17.
* Dr. Jim Stillwell, Health, Physical Education and Sports Sciences, has
been selected and recently received the Southern District 2005 Honor
Award with the American Alliance for Health, Physical Education,
Recreation and Dance at the 72nd Annual Convention in Little Rock.
* Dr. Melodie Philhours,
Dr. Sarath Nonis and
Dr. Gail Hudson, all of Marketing, won Best Paper in the marketing
education track and Best Paper in the conference at the Association of
Collegiate Marketing Educators Annual Conference recently.
* Faculty and students had a major role in the recent annual meeting
of the Arkansas Political Science Association at the Clinton Presidential
Complex in Little Rock. Dr. Richard Wang, Political Science, served on
the Executive Board of the Association as immediate past president, and served
as a discussant on two panels -- dealing with Arkansas Government & Politics
and Public Administration. Dr. Patrick Stewart, Political Science,
co-authored with several students a paper which was presented by MA student
Chad Moseley. Other papers were presented by Dr. Louella Moore,
Accounting, Gaylon Rainwater (MPA student], Tony Horton (MA student], Driss
El-Akrich (MA student], and Edvin Rucaj (MA student.] Graduate students Beth
Ephlin and Lauren Dapp took part in a roundtable panel on Model UNs. Dr.
Charles Hartwig, Political Science, organized and chaired a panel, served
as a discussant on another panel, and was elected to a two-year term on the
association's executive Board.
* Bill Rowe, Art, has had work selected for inclusion in the
32nd annual Juried Competition at the Masur Museum of Art in Monroe, La. The
exhibit will run March 13 through April 30.
* Dr. Charles Coleman, Engineering, has received a computer-aided
design grant called KEYCREATORNC fromTecEd in the amount of $8,000.
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* Dr. Tina Gray Teague, Agriculture, recently made three
presentations at the Beltwide Cotton Conference in New Orleans. The presentations
covered 1) Interactions of early season water deficits and feeding by
tarnished plant bug in cotton, 2) decision guides for termination of
irrigation and insect control, and 3) evaluation of variable rate
application of plant growth regulators and effects on cotton fruit retention
and crop earliness. She also presented a paper recently in Canada at the
International Symposium on Lygus Plant Bug Ecology and Management.
In addition, she served on the Southern Region Technical Review Committee
for the USDA which met in Atlanta recently to make grant awards.
* Dr. Osa Amienyi, Radio-Television, will have a book published
in March titled Communicating National Integration: Empowering
Development in African Countries by Ashgate Publishing Co., of Aldershot,
U.K. His book addresses the negative impact of social cleavages among
ethnic, regional and religious lines in African countries.
* Dr. Kim Pittcock, Horticulture,
has been appointed by the
SR-ASHS executive committee as advisor for the Association of Collegiate
Branches to a three-year term beginning this month. She will be the liaison
between the undergraduate organization and the SR-ASHS. She has just
completed a one-year term as National Undergraduate Advisor for the American
Society of Horticulture Sciences.
In addition, the Plant Science Club was in Little Rock in January
at the Southern Region – American Society of Horticultural Science annual
convention. They competed in horticulture contests and placed 3rd
in vegetable judging; 3rd greenhouse and floral; 1st
in (individual) greenhouse and floral and 4th in (team) overall.
Uploaded in January
* Dr. Catherine Reese, Public Administration, recently
published two refereed articles in the December issue of the Politics and Policy
journal. The first article, "Effects of Prohibition in Arkansas
Counties," was written with Dr. Patrick Stewart, Public
Administration, and ASU alumnus Jeremy Brewer. The second article, "An Analysis of Reasons for the Use
of the Line-Item Veto in Southern States," was written by Reese.
* Dr. Robert Schroer, Philosophy, recently authored an article
titled "Environmental Representationalists on Afterimages and Phosphenes:
Putting Our Best Foot Forward." The article was published in the Winter
2004 issue of The
Southern Journal of Philosophy.
* Dr. Jack Zibluk, Journalism, has a paper titled
Taking License with the First Amendment, accepted for publication in the
International Association of Business Disciplines Yearbook. This
paper will be presented at the IABD annual convention in Pittsburgh in
April. Last December, Media Ethics magazine published Teaching
Diversity with a photograph by Zibluk.
* Julie J. Isaacson and
Annette S. Stacy, both of Nursing, have
co-authored an article appearing in the November/December 2004 issue of the
journal: Nursing Education Perspectives. The article is titled
Nursing Students in an Expanded Charge Nurse Role: A Real Clinical
Seven faculty members, six from Nursing and Health Professions and one from
Education, have recently completed a research study on teaching breast cancer
screening. The study has been accepted for publication in Oncology
Nursing Forum (ONF), a major international journal of nursing. A similar
study is currently being planned for the Fall of 2005 involving Hispanic women
who reside in the Northeast Arkansas Mississippi River Delta. For
details, see the ASU NewsPage release.
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L. Smith, Regional and Community Development, has been named president of
the University Economic Development Association (UEDA) for 2004-2005. UEDA,
with membership from more than 110 different universities, enhances the
performance of university-based organizations and their affiliates by
providing economic development and business and technical assistance to
businesses and communities.
Russ Shain, Communications, is now serving as president of the
Association of Schools of Journalism and Mass Communication (ASJMC). ASJMC
provides professional development for journalism and mass communication
Gil Fowler, Honors, recently received the Pioneer Award from the
Southwestern Education Council for Journalism and Mass Communication (SWECJMC).
Fowler received the award for his long and distinguished service to the
Council. The Pioneer Award is presented only when the executive committee
deems an individual worthy, and only 10 awards have been presented in the
history of the group.
Larry Salinger, Sociology, has been named editor of the Handbook of
Business Ethics, a guide for employees, managers and corporate officers. The
handbook will cover the history and legal status of topics in business ethics.
The comprehensive project is a one-volume title that will be published by Golson Books, Ltd. in early 2006.
Shawn Drake, Physical Therapy, recently co-authored an article titled
"The Effect of Glycerol on Torque, Electromyography and Mechanomyography."
The article was published in the November edition of The Journal of
Strength and Conditioning Research and investigated the effect of
hyperhydration on the electrical and mechanical properties of human muscle.
Nancy Hendricks, Alumni Relations, has been named to the Advisory Board of
the Old State House Museum in Little Rock and will participate in the upcoming
exhibit, "A Circus Hitched to a Tornado: Arkansas Politics in the 20th
Century." Hendricks has written a popular play about Hattie Caraway of
Arkansas, the first woman to be elected to the United States Senate.
Charles Hartwig, Political Science, was one of three U.S. foreign policy
experts featured in October on a one-hour panel program called "Bringing
U.S. Foreign Policy Home," which was broadcast statewide on the Arkansas
Educational Television Network. The panel discussion was produced in the
Convocation Center Auditorium.
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Sherry Baker, Craig Collison, Ken Hatch, Richard Jorgensen and Dr. Ed
Owen, all of Music, appeared in concert with Aretha Franklin and the
Arkansas Symphony Orchestra in the Presidential Celebration, held Nov. 16. The
concert was part of the festivities related to the opening of the Clinton
Presidential Library in Little Rock.
Tina Gray Teague, Plant Science/Entomology, recently made two invited
presentations to the National Cotton Crop Management Seminar, held Nov. 9-11
in Madisonville, Miss. She provided an overview of recent progress in defining
final stages of crop susceptibility to inspect pests. She also presented
research results from field studies with tarnished plant bug induced crop
injury and decision guides for pest management.
Neale Bartee, Music, was selected to the Arkansas Music Educators
Association Hall of Fame for 2004. The award was presented on Nov. 4 at the
AMEA Fall Professional Development Conference, held at the University of
Lee Aldridge, Physical Therapy, recently had a presentation accepted for
the 4th annual Hispanic Congress in San Juan, Puerto Rico, which will be held in
December. The presentation is titled "An Alternative Approach to Physical
Therapy Assistant Education."
* Dr. Michael Dougan, History, received accolades for his
recent history book, "Community Diaries: Arkansas Newspapering, 1819-2002"
in a review by the Columbia Journalism Review.
Joel Gambill, Journalism and Printing, recently
captained a tennis team that won the 3.5 Super Seniors (60 years and older)
State Championship. Dr. Bill Stroud,
Geography, Dr. Steve Replogle, Decision Sciences, and Larry Ball,
emeritus professor of history, were also members of the team. The team
advances to the Super Sectional Tournament in Pelham, Ala., which will be held
April 1-4, 2005.
Ann Ross, Teacher Education, and Dr. Staria Vanderpool, Biological
Sciences, recently published the article "What Belongs In Your 15-Bean
Soup? Using the Learning Cycle To Address Misconceptions about Construction of
Taxonomic Keys," in the November/ December issue of "Science
Dr. Robyn Hannigan, Environmental Sciences; undergraduate chemistry
students Matt Horton and Bradley Hamilton; Environmental
Science Ph.D student George Ogendi; and graduate chemistry
student David Clarke presented their research at the 116th annual
meeting of the Geological Society of America in Denver, Nov. 7-10.
Dr. Hannigan presented the opening talk in a session on environmental
Horton's research provided critical insights into the behavior of trace
metals while Hamilton's research is the first to examine the behavior of
metals in fish.
Ogendi presented his research on the relationship between sediment and
water quality and the weathering of metal-rich bedrock.
Clarke presented his analytical method to isolate the chemical forms of
trace metals of volatile organic compounds commonly found in streams and
Barbara Harrell, Library, was recognized on Wednesday, Nov. 10, with
a surprise reception honoring her 40th anniversary at ASU. Harrell began in
the library in November 1964.
Carl D. Ekstrom, Political Science, recently chaired a panel on
"Risk, Safety and Terrorism" and presented a paper titled
"Public Administration and Homeland Security: A Search for the
Relevant Issues in the Midlands," at the Region IV American Society
for Public Administration Conference in South Sioux City, Neb., on Oct.
Gil Fowler, Journalism, recently joined
the Board of Directors of the Phi Kappa Phi Honor Society. He will serve on
the 2004- 2007 board as vice president of the south central region. As a
regional vice president, Fowler will work with officers to help
strengthen chapters in the south central region.
Richard Burns, English and Folklore, recently presented a paper at
the Annual Meeting of the American Folklore Society held in Salt Lake City.
His paper, titled "The Concept of Convict in Prison Folklore,"
examines the distinction prisoners make between “convict” and
“inmate,” focusing on the manner in which these labels manifest themselves
in prison folk narratives and what it means to those who use them.
Dr. Nancy Hendricks, Alumni Relations, has written a play which has recently been nominated for Best
Play Produced Outside New York by the American Critics Association. Her
comedy, "Miz Caraway and the Kingfish" runs in New Orleans through
Nov. 21. After New Orleans, the play will be produced in Baton Rouge,
Lafayette and Shreveport. It tells the story of America's first woman senator,
Hattie Caraway of Arkansas. On Oct. 20, Hendricks appeared at University of
Arkansas at Little Rock in the one person program, "Hattie to Hillary:
Women in Politics."
Robert Engelken, Electrical Engineering, recently had his research grant
renewed from NASA Experimental Program to Stimulate
Competitive Research (EPSCoR). Dr. Engelken and his student research
assistants' work involves deposition of ferromagnetic composite films for
magnetic shielding and magnetooptoelectronic applications. The work is being
conducted in conjunction with the University of Arkansas at Little Rock.
Jim Farris, Physical Therapy, recently had a presentation accepted at the
American Physical Therapy Association's Annual Combined Sections Meeting in
New Orleans, set for February 2005. The presentation is titled "Obesity,
Physical Fitness and Blood Pressure in Children," and will be presented
to the Cardiovascular and Pulmonary section.
* Dr. Dan Marburger, Economics, recently had a paper accepted
for publication in the International Review of Economic Education. The
paper was titled "Comparing Student Performance Using Cooperative
Learning Versus the Traditional Lecture."
* Dr. Micheal J. Panigot and
Dr. Mark Draganjac, both of Chemistry, and undergraduate chemistry
students Audra Bowman, Bryanna Lies and Stephani Shannon,
attended the 39th Midwest Regional meeting of the American Chemical Society in
Manhattan, Kansas where they presented the poster, "Synthesis of
Glycoside and Thioglycoside Dendrimers and their Evaluation as Metal Chelators."
* Dr. Henry Talley and
Sue Campbell, both of Nursing and Health Professions, received a Nurse
Anesthesia Traineeship grant from the Health Resources and Services
Administration. The funds will be available to the Senior Nurse Anesthesia
Class students. In addition, Dr. Talley recently presented "Methemoglobinemia:
more than a case of the blues," at the Arkansas Advanced Practice Nurses
Association's annual meeting in Hot Springs earlier this month.
Rod Miller, Dean B. Ellis Library, was a conference speaker at the
annual Federal Depository Library Conference in Washington, D.C., Oct. 16-20.
Miller organized and collaborated on a panel presentation titled
"Planning an Anniversary Celebration for a Depository Library." He
recently coordinated the 90th Anniversary Program at the Dean B. Ellis
* Dr. Terry Dancer, Accounting, recently had two contributions
accepted for publication in The Journal of Accountancy with one item to
be published in November and the other to be published in December. One item
deals with tax deductions for whiskey and the other deals with tax deductions
for monies spent to lose weight.
* Dr. Alyson Gill, Art, recently had a paper accepted at the
International Conference on Ancient to Modern European History held in
Athens, Greece. The paper is titled "Aphrodite's Bath:
An Exploration into the Shifting Usage of the Greek Bath in Classical
Antiquity." Dr. Gill's travel will be partially supported by an award
form the Eleanor Lane Faculty International Travel Endowment.
* Dr. Gregory Hansen, English and Folklore, recently chaired a
panel titled "Taking Folklife in Education into Post-Secondary
Schooling," at the annual conference of the American Folklore Society
held in Salt Lake City. His paper was titled "Listening to Vernacular
Theorists Within Folklife in Education." Dr. Hansen is also the co-editor
of the society's Folklore and Education section's newsletter.
* Dr. Elizabeth Stokes, Nursing and Health Professions,
presented a paper titled "Practices and Perceptions of Faculty on
Teaching Evidenced-based Nursing," at the National League for Nursing
Education Summit, Sept. 29 - Oct. 2, in Orlando.
* Deborah Persell and
Dr. Charlotte Young, both of Nursing and Health Professions, presented
findings from a research study at the National League For Nursing Education
Summit, Sept. 29 - Oct. 2, in Orlando. The title of the presentation was
"Caring for Victims of Terrorism: A Topic for the Curriculum."
* Laura Owens, Nursing and Health Professions, presented a poster on
"Health Literacy Education in a Baccalaureate Curriculum," at the
National League for Nursing Education Summit, Sept. 29 - Oct. 2, in
* Krista Susan Sifford, Nursing and Health Professions, presented a
paper on "Cheating in the Classroom," at the State Distance Learning
Conference in Hot Springs on Oct. 4.
* Dr. Ross Marlay, Political Science, delivered a paper,
"Filipino Muslims and Global Jihad" at the Association for Third
World Studies in Georgia on Oct.9.
* Dr. Ruth Supko Owens, Languages, recently had an article published in
the NECTFL Review. The article, titled "Nontraditional
Undergraduate Students: Who Are They and What Are They Saying About
Foreign Language Learning?" describes a qualitative study involving
interviews with nontraditional ASU students.
Juliet M. Hahn, Chemistry, had an article accepted by the Journal
of Organic Chemistry, "Tetronamides as Latent Acyclic Vinylogous
Amides in Formal Aza-[3+3] Cycloaddition Reactions with Unsaturated Iminium
Salts. An Approach to Synthesis of Highly Substituted Piperidines." She
is also the sole author of "Organic Chemistry I Lab," a lab
textbook. She has also authored the paper "Stereoselective Synthesis of
Tropanes" and was co-author of the paper "Chiral Enals and
Tetroamides in Formal Aza-[3+3] Cycloaddition Reactions: Synthesis of
Piperidinyl Heterocycles and Related Natural Projects," presented at the
American Chemical Society national meeting recently in Philadelphia. She also
chaired the Organic Chemistry Division Asymmetric Reactions and Synthesis
session papers at the same meeting. She was also an invited reviewer recently
for a research proposal to the Cooperative Grants Program of the U.S. Civilian
Research and Development Foundation.
Dr. Nancy Hendricks, Alumni Relations, wrote a play, "Miz Caraway and
the Kingfish," that opened Oct. 15 in New Orleans. The comedy will
feature John McConnell, who acted in "The Ladykillers," "O
Brother Where Art Thou" and TV's "Roseanne," and Janet Shea,
who acted in "Blaze" and "Blue Bayou." The play tells the
story of Hattie Caraway, America's first woman senator. Caraway was the role
originally acted by Hendricks.
Charlotte Young and Deborah Persell, Nursing and Health
Professions, have an article in a referred online journal, Disaster
Management and Response. The article is titled "Biological Chemical
Nuclear Terrorism Readiness: Major Concerns and Preparedness of Future
Nurses." The journal is published by Elsevier via ScienceDirect.
Don Lester, Management; Dr. Larry Dale, Economics;
and Dr. Louella Moore, Accounting, recently participated in the
annual Arkansas College Teachers of Business and Economics. Dr. Lester
participated in a panel on Family Business/Entrepreneurship. Dr. Dale chaired
a panel on Business and Economic Education and presented the paper "SIFE
Finance Workshop and Student Attitudes." Dr. Moore presented the paper
"The Tao Te Ching, I Ching, and Tai Chi: Ancient Concepts and
Modern Corporations." Dr. Moore was also elected Vice President for the
The student affiliates of the American Chemical Society were awarded a
Commendable Chapter Award for their activities during the 2003-04 academic
year. This award places the ASU student affiliates in the top 10% of all chapters
worldwide. This is ASU's tenth national award in a row, and 13th overall. Dr.
Mark Draganjac, Chemistry, serves as faculty advisor and undergraduate
student Brad Hamilton served as 2003-04 chapter president.
Malathi Srivatsan, Biological Sciences, recently presented a research
paper at the annual conference of Mid South Computational Biology and
Bioinformatics Society held in Little Rock. The paper was titled "An
Analysis of Acetylcholinesterase Sequence for Possible Clues to the Mechanism
of its Neurotrophic Action." Dr. Srivatsan and her postdoctoral fellow Dr.
Meena Arvindakshan also participated in the "Statistical Analysis
with S-Plus and Array Analyzer to use for Data Analysis in Experiments Using
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* Dr. Robyn Hannigan, Environmental Sciences, was recently informed
that one of her Ph.D. students, Nate Bickford, has just received a
National Science Foundation Post-Doctoral Research Award from the Polar
* Dr. Debra Ingram, Statistics and Mathematics, recently had a paper
accepted for publication in the Journal of Quality Technology. The
article, which she co-authored is titled "Minimum G Aberration Design
Construction and Design Tables for 24 Runs."
* Sue Marlay, International Student and Scholar Services, recently
chaired a statewide international student leadership conference at Harding
University in Searcy. Dr. Lonnie Williams, Student Affairs, gave the
plenary speech titled "Leadership and You" and graduate assistant
Dilok Phanchantraurai facilitated a session on leadership styles.
* Dr. Aldemaro Romero, Biological Sciences, is the co-editor of
a book recently accepted for publication, Environmental
Issues in Latin America and the Caribbean. This is a collection of peer-reviewed chapters by 27 experts
from the U.S., Canada, Europe, and Latin America on regional and local
environmental topics that affect those parts of the world. Dr.
Romero's chapter has to do with the environmental history of marine mammal
exploitation in the Caribbean and northern South America. The book will be
published by Springer, the world's second largest academic publisher.
* Dr. Jack Zibluk, Journalism and Printing, has been named ethics
columnist for News Photographer magazine, the official publication of the
National Press Photographers Association.
* Dr. Larry Dale, Economics, will be presenting three papers at
the Allied Academies of Business meeting in Hawaii, Oct. 10-15, 2004. The
papers are co-authored by Gauri-Shankar Guhu for "A Case Study:
Public Attitudes Toward Biotechnology;" and Pat Toney-McLin for "Long
Term Effects of a Personal Finance Program for College Students." Dr. Dale
single authored the paper "Economic Education in the Ukraine and the USA: A
Comparative Study." In addition, he is the senior editor for the Journal on
Economics and Economic Education and is president of the Academy of
Economics and Economic Education Research.
* Sue Marlay, International Student and Scholar Services, and graduate assistant
Dilok Phanchantraurai received a grant from NAFSA: Association of
International Educator for the purpose of organizing a statewide
international student leadership conference.
* Dr. Debra Ingram, Mathematics and Statistics, recently
returned from Toronto where she participated in the New Researchers'
Conference (NRC) of the Institute of Mathematical Statistics with funding
from the National Science Foundation.
* Dean Hector Flores, Sciences and Mathematics, is hosting a new
Latin Jazz program on KASU on Friday evenings from 9-11 p.m.
* Dr. James Bednarz and Dr. Richard Grippo, Biological
Sciences and the Environmental Sciences Ph.D. Program, were recently awarded
a $242,000 research grant by the Arkansas Game and Fish Commission for a
research proposal titled "Factors Influencing the Loss of Migratory Birds by
Collision with Communications Towers in Arkansas."
* Dr. Terry Dancer, Accounting, has recently completed editing and
distributing Volume 15, Number 1, of The International Journal of
Business Disciplines. In addition, he has also completed editing and
distributing Volume 6, Number 1, of The National Accounting Journal.
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* Jay Salvest, Art, has been commissioned by The Cannon Center for
the Performing Arts in Memphis to show his sculptures. An article about his
work at the Cannon Center was featured in the recent publication,
Sculpture, an international journal/magazine.
* Dr. Larry Salinger, Sociology, Bryan Ulmer, Center for
Learning Technologies, Linda Creibaum, Dean B. Ellis Library, and
undergraduate criminology student Cynthia Crisel, all have
participated in the recent publication of the Encyclopedia of
White-Collar and Corporate Crime by Sage Publications. Dr. Salinger
edited the publication, while the other's have authored articles included in
Dr. Salinger was also recently interviewed by the publisher of the
Corporate Crime Reporter, a weekly newsletter for prosecutors,
lawyers, and researchers in the corporate crime field regarding the new
Encyclopedia of White-Collar and Corporate Crime. The interview was
featured in the Aug. 16 issue of Corporate Crime Reporter.
* Dr. Staria Vanderpool, Biological Sciences, recently attended
the National Botany Meetings where she led and organized a half-day workshop
in the education forum titled "Content Enrichment in Investigative Labs: A
Solution to the Perceived Tradeoff Between Quanitity and Quality."
In addition, Dr. Vanderpool co-authored a poster presentation at
the Botany 2004 Conference with Biological Sciences graduate students Jeremy
Jackson and Drew Reed on their research in plant conservation biology.
* Dr. Alan Christian and Dr. Jerry Farris, both of Environmental
Sciences Ph.D. Program, were awarded a $175,000 research grant earlier this
month by the Arkansas Highway and Transportation Department for a research
proposal titled "A Proposal for Habitat Restoration Plan and Programmatic
Biological Assessment for Potamilus capax in Arkansas."
* Dr. Nola Christenberry, Psychology and Counseling, began her
term as president of the Arkansas Counseling Association (ArCA), an
organization of approximately 1,100 members representing a wide array of
counseling settings across Arkansas.
* Ms. Bonnie Thrasher and Dr. Joel Gambill, both of
Journalism, have recently been elected to offices in the Society of
Professional Journalists, Arkansas chapter. Thrasher will serve as the SPJ president while
Dr. Gambill will serve as a new board member.
* Dr. Ross Marlay, Political Science, was recently named by the
executive committee of the ASU Honors Association as the winner of the
2003-04 Steven Leigh Mayes Faculty Award. The award was made by the
executive committee after careful consideration of the nominations made by
honors students from a number of outstanding professors who have
distinguished themselves by their exceptional efforts.
* Dr. Greg Phillips, Agriculture, was invited to submit an article in
the Encyclopedia of Plant and Crop Science. His article on "In vitro
morphogenesis in plants - recent advances," was recently published in this
major encyclopedia covering basic and applied plant sciences.
* Dr. Joseph Patrick Key, History, has been selected to serve
on a panel to discuss Indian removal from Arkansas. The program is
sponsored by the Trail of Tears Association and The Butler Center for
* Dr. William McLean and Dr. Patrick Stewart, both of Political
Science, have published an article in the July 2004 issue of Public
Administration Times titled "Inattention in the Heartland: Awareness of
the Homeland Security Advisory System in Arkansas."
* Dr. Jerry Farris and Jennifer Bouldin, Environmental Sciences
Ph.D. Program, have recently authored research titled "Acute Toxicity of
Methyl-parathion on Wetland Mesocosms: Assessing the Influence of Aquatic
Plants using Laboratory Testing with Hyalella Azteca" in the Archives of
Environmental Contamination and Toxicology; "Evaluating Toxicity of
Asana XL (esfenvalerate) Amendments in Agricultural Ditch Mesocosms" in
Chemosphere; and "Vegetative and Structural Characteristics of
Agricultural Drainages in the Mississippi Delta Landscape" in
* Dr. Stan Trauth and Heath Rauschenberger, Biological
Sciences, and Dr. Jerry Farris, Environmental Sciences Ph.D. Program,
have recently published an article on "Incubation of Alligator Snapping
Turtle Eggs in Natural and Agricultural Soils" in Applied Herpetology.
* Dr. J. David Gillanders, Electrical Engineering, recently
won the Iron Swimmer Glutton Challenge in the 65-69 men's age group
at the 2004 Ed and Ruth Shea Summer Challenge Classic Long Course Swim Meet
at Southern Illinois University. Dr. Gillanders won the 200-meter butterfly,
the 200 backstroke, the 200 breaststroke, the 400 individual medley and the
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* Dr. Greg Phillips,
Agriculture, Dr. Jerry Farris and Dr. Rich Grippo, both of the
Environmental Sciences Ph.D. Program, along with several graduate students,
recently attended the MidSouth Regional Society of Environmental Toxicology
and Chemistry conference at the University of Mississippi in Oxford.
At the conference, Dr. Phillips presented "Agriculture Production and
Environmental Impacts of the MidSouth: Need for Coordinated Research." Dr.
Farris conducted a one-day workshop proceeding the conference that linked
K-12 public school teachers with successful research programs from ASU,
Vanderbilt University, Ole Miss and Southern Illinois at Carbondale.
Graduate students Elizabeth Ashcraft, Brent Walker, Jennifer Bouldin,
Melissa Hobbs, William Stephens and Jonathan Maul made
presentations at the conference. Ashcraft, Stephens and Bouldin all received
competitive student awards for their presentations.
Jerry Farris, and doctoral student, William Stephens, both of the
Environmental Sciences Ph.D. Program, recently published two papers in the
international journal, Aquaculture, titled "A Biomonitoring Approach
to Aquaculture Effluent Characterization in Channel Catfish Production" and
"Instream Community Assessment of Aquaculture Effluents."
In addition, Dr. Farris and Stephens, along with doctoral student
Jennifer Bouldin, also of the Environmental Sciences Ph.D. Program, presented
papers at the North American Benthological Society in Vancouver, B.C., on
"Considerations for Evaluating Water Body Condition in Agriculturally
Dominated Drainage Systems in the Mississippi and Arkansas Delta's" and
"Evaluating Toxicity of Diazinon in Agricultural Associated Runoff through
Athletics, received the Outstanding Athletic Trainer Award and Randy
Knowles, also of Athletics, received the Outstanding Football Equipment
Manager Award last weekend at the All-American Football Foundation’s 62nd
Banquet of Champions in New Orleans.
Dr. Aldemaro Romero, Biological Sciences, recently presented a
paper titled, "Arkansas State University's Biodiversity Center
Project," during the annual meeting of the Natural Science Collections
Alliance at the Smithsonian Institution. Dr. Romero presented the plans
for a new facility that will manage the more than 500,000 specimens of
plants and animals currently in the holdings of ASU's Biological
* Dr. Don Lester, Management and Marketing, recently had an
accepted for publication titled "Organizational Life Cycle: A
Five-Stage Empirical Scale" that was published in the International
Journal of Organizational Analysis. A sole authorship article was
published by Dr. Lester in the Journal of Business and
Entrepreneurship titled "An American Entrepreneur Manages Across
the Life Cycle." While attending another conference, Dr. Lester's
co-authored article "The Complete Life Cycle of a Family Business"
received the Distinguished Paper Award.
* Dr. Roger Lee and David Shaw, Student
Life/Assessment, recently attended the Donald D. Gehring Campus Judicial
Training Institute in Salt Lake City. Dr. Lee completed training in
advanced mediation and Shaw completed the advanced track for
judicial affairs. Shaw also recently had an article published in the
Council on Law in Higher Education journal, Student Affairs Law and
Policy Quarterly, titled "HR 4283, the College Access and
Opportunity Act of 2004: Sunshine on the Horizon."
* Dr. Dan Marburger, Economics, recently had a paper
accepted for publication titled "Does Mandatory Attendance Improve
Student Performance?" He also recently presented a paper that he
co-authored, titled "Title IX Proportionality and the Decline in Men's
Non-revenue Intercollegiate Sports: Cause-Effect or Illusion."
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