Feb. 20, 2006

This week:

* Black History Month continues: Deborah Mathis, featured speaker,
7 p.m., Tuesday

*  Jazz Band concert,  7:30 p.m., Thursday, Fowler Center

*  Board of Trustees meeting, 10 a.m.,
Friday, Board Room, Library

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Physical therapy professors present at meeting
Roy Lee Aldridge, Physical Therapy, delivered a platform presentation titled, Bringing Learning Back to Service Learning: Structuring Scoliosis Screenings Using the Nested Model of Curriculum Integration, during the Combined Sections Meeting of the American Physical Therapy Association held in San Diego, earlier this month.
Dr. Ronald De Vera Barredo
, Physical Therapy, delivered a platform presentation titled, Foreign Educated Physical Therapists: A Descriptive Study of Challenges to Entry, Practice, and Trends in the Profession, during the Combined Sections Meeting of the American Physical Therapy Association.

Dr. Blair DeanDr. Dean appointed to lead state council
. Blair Dean, Physical Education, has been appointed by Governor Mike Huckabee to serve as chair of the Governor's Council on Physical Fitness for Arkansas.  For all the latest on faculty and staff achievements, click on Campus News.

Faculty, grad students contribute to encyclopedia
Several ASU faculty and students have contributed to the recently published Greenwood Encyclopedia of World Folklore and Folklife.  Those who wrote articles are Dr. Richard Burns, English and Folklife, “African American,” “Mississippi River Delta,” “Worldview”; Dr. William Clements, English and Philosophy, “Culture Area,” “Diffusion,” “Translation”; Dr. Gregory Hansen, English and Philosophy, “Fieldwork,” “Performance Theory,” “Public Folklore”; Guy Lancaster, Heritage Studies Ph.D. student, “Finland,” “Invented Tradition”; Dr. Ernesto Lombeida, Spanish, “Ecuador”; Dr. Frances Malpezzi, English and Philosophy, “Apache“ [co-written with William Clements], “Ethnicity”; Dr. Clyde Milner, Heritage Studies Ph.D. Program, “Frontier”; and Francesca Muccini, Heritage Studies student, “Tourism.” Translations of entries by overseas contributors were done by Dr. Scott Darwin, German, Lombeida, Muccini, and David Wick, International Student Services.  Lancaster and Muccini served as editorial associates, while Jennifer Klotz, English and Philosophy, and Daniel Turner, English and Philosophy, were editorial assistants. Clements was general editor.

Merling Trio to perform, Feb. 28
With Polish, Japanese and Dutch backgrounds, The Merling Trio will bring an international sound to their performance Tuesday, Feb. 28.  They will perform at 7 p.m. in Riceland Hall of Fowler Center as part of the 2005-06 Lecture-Concert Series.  The performance is free and open to the public.  The chamber music trio has been hailed as a brilliantly distinguished group endowed with remarkable gifts of communication, precision and an impeccable blend of sound.  The Merling Trio is composed of Renata Artman Knific, violin; Bruce Uchimura, cello; and Susan Wiersma Uchimura, piano.  For details, contact Dr. Gil Fowler, associate dean for The Honors College, at 972-2308 or via e-mail at gfowler@astate.edu or visit http://honors.astate.edu.  Click on NewsPage to see the news release.

Gen. Colin L. Powell, USA (Ret.) tickets on sale
The Liberty Bank Distinguished Lecture Series will present a lecture by Gen. Colin L. Powell, USA (Ret.) on Thursday, April 13. His 7:30 p.m. address on Diplomacy: Persuasion, Trust, and Values will be in Riceland Hall of Fowler Center. Tickets are now on sale for the lecture at $50 each. They may be purchased by calling University Advancement at 972-3362. In addition, a limited number of seats are available for the VIP dinner, which will be held from 5:15 – 6:15 p.m. prior to the lecture. Tickets for the VIP dinner include dinner, the lecture and a copy of his book My American Journey. Tickets are $100 for the VIP dinner, which will be held in the Hames Room of the Convocation Center.
For a news release about Powell's visit, see the NewsPage.

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