April 26, 2004

This week:

* Spring 2004
Senior Art Exhibition, Thursday, April 29, 5 p.m.,
Bradbury Gallery, Fowler Center

* Distinguished Performance Awards
Ceremony, 2 p.m.,
Tuesday, Fowler Center

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College of Agriculture receives $1 million gift

Mike Gibson, Dr. Greg Phillips and Dr. Les WyattASU announced last week a gift commitment of $1 million to establish the university's third endowed academic chair, the Judd Hill Chair in Agricultural Biotechnology. Mike Gibson of Osceola, trustee of the Judd Hill Foundation, revealed the foundation's commitment to fund the chair at an afternoon announcement attended by faculty, staff, the board of directors of the Arkansas State University Foundation Inc., and other community representatives. For more, see Gift.

Faculty & student achievements
Dr. Robyn Hannigan, Chemistry, has been appointed to the National Academy of Science Board of Earth Science and Resources; Dr. Mike Panigot and Dr. Mark Draganjac, Chemistry and Physics, and their undergraduate students Jeremy Lamb and Andrea Hausman recently made a poster presentation at the National Conference on Undergraduate Research in Indianapolis. Read more details about these achievements in Campus News.
  Eleven Physical Therapy students were selected to receive scholarships to the 9th Biennial Symposium on Minorities, the Medically Underserved and Cancer held recently in Washington, D.C. This student mentoring program was held and included 46 schools with more than 300 students. Congratulations to physical therapy and the 11 students representing ASU.


Congrats to Distinguished Performance Award recipients
The Distinguished Performance Awards ceremony is Tuesday, April 27, in Fowler Center, Grand Hall. The dessert reception will begin at 1:30 p.m. and the awards ceremony will begin at 2 p.m. Award recipients will be recognized along with employees who have 10, 20 and 30 years of service and those employees who are retiring this year. Winners of the Distinguished Performance Awards are:

Service/Maintenance: Donna Street, Residence Life
Skilled Crafts: Dylan Fisher, Residence Life, Maintenance
Secretarial/Clerical: Michelle McGinnis, College of Business Student Services
Technical/Paraprofessional: Ann Ford, Facilities Management
Professional/Non-Faculty: Danita Gibson, Office of the Registrar
Executive/Managerial: Don James, Finance and Administration
Part-Time Employee: Alberta Smith, Procurement Services
Customer Service: Joyce Jaynes, Department of Art

ASU Ringers tonight at Fowler Center

The Department of Music will present the ASU Ringers in concert this evening at 7:30 p.m. in Fowler Center, Riceland Hall. As ASU’s handbell choir, the Ringers are directed by Dr. M. Ellis Julien, professor of music. The choir will be ringing five octaves of Schulmerich handbells and four octaves of Malmark handchimes. For more, see Ringers

Museum opens next to Hemingway-Pfeiffer in Piggott
“Gems in Nature” is the theme for the May 10 grand opening of the Matilda and Karl Pfeiffer Museum and Study Center in Piggott. The opening will feature Luncheon on the Lawn at the Hemingway-Pfeiffer Museum and Educational Center, located adjacent to the new museum. The event is in conjunction with the third annual celebration of the May 10, 1927, Paris wedding of Ernest Hemingway and Pauline Pfeiffer. Karl and Matilda Pfeiffer were the brother and sister-in-law of Pauline Pfeiffer Hemingway and often served as hosts to the Hemingways during visits to Piggott in the 1930s. Read more, here.

Lil' Indian Club membership underway

The Lil' Indian Club is recruiting kids 12 and under to participate and be involved with student-athletes and other kids who are ASU fans. For $25, kids can join this fun group by Sept. 2004 (and receive a T-shirt) to be members for the 2004-05 year. As a member, kids will receive free admission to all home football, women's basketball, baseball, volleyball, and soccer games. Along with receiving a membership card, collector spirit button, exclusive spirit button and T-shirt, kids will be able to attend special autograph sessions, a chance to be a Lil' Tee Kid at football games or to run with the ASU Spirit flag at basketball games and Lil' Indian Club tailgate parties (one at football and one at baseball). For more information, visit http://www.asuindians.com.

Senior Art Exhibit opens Thursday, April 29

The Spring 2004 Senior Exhibition will open on Thursday, April 29, at 5 p.m. in the Bradbury Gallery of the Fowler Center. The exhibition will feature the work of six graduating seniors, Walter Bowen, Amber Ervin, Raven Lennon Harvey, Mary Ellen McGuire, Antonia Varner and Jonathan Woods, who will be receiving their bachelor's degrees from the Department of Art. For more, see art.

Delta Orchestra Concert: Sunday, May 2
Sunday, May 2, the Department of Music will host the Delta Orchestra Concert at 2 p.m. in Riceland Hall of the Fowler Center. For ticket information or more details, please call the music department at 972-2094.

April issue of Arkansas Review now available
The Department of English & Philosophy has announced the publication of the April issue of “Arkansas Review: A Journal of Delta Studies.”  Edited by a committee of faculty and graduate assistants, the magazine offers an interdisciplinary approach to the seven-state Mississippi River Delta region through academic articles, interviews, fiction, poetry, creative nonfiction, visual art, and book reviews.  This issue is the first to appear under the General Editorship of Dr. Tom Williams, who took over from Dr. William Clements, who ably served the magazine since 1998. For more details about the magazine or subscriptions, contact the Department of English and Philosophy, 972-3043.

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