Dr. Bill Nelson, library, has had a poster session and pre-conference workshop selected for presentation at the biennial national conference of the Association of College and Research Libraries in Minneapolis. The half-day workshop, Assessment in Academic Libraries: Using ACRL Standards for Continuous Evaluation, was presented on April 7, and the poster session, Standards for Libraries in Higher Education: Evaluating YOUR Library, was presented on April 9. Dr. Nelson was also the invited speaker at a dinner meeting of the Alabama chapter of ACRL in April as part of the Alabama Library Association conference in Birmingham. He spoke about How Should Academic Libraries Address the Requirements of the SACS Principles of Accreditation.
Dr. Jurgen Brauer, business administration, had an op-ed piece, Establishing Indicators for Biodiversity, published in Science Magazine, a prestigious magazine published by the American Association for the Advancement of Science. Also, Dr. Brauer received an appointment as visiting professor in the School of Business at the Australian Defence Force Academy at the University of New South Wales, in Canberra, Australia. The appointment will be from June 10-August 15. Also, he recently completed a training course and passed an exam administered by the Professional Association of Diving Instructors (PADI) to become a scuba diving instructor.
Dr. Eric Skipper, languages, literature, and communications, recently presented a paper, The Noble Drunkard: Divergent Portrayals of Mexican and Mexican-Americans in John Steinbeck’s Works, at the Southwest Conference on Latin-American Studies in Veracruz, Mexico. He also published a review of Mashkoor Ali Syed’s book, John Steinbeck: A Centennial Tribute, in the Spring issue of The Steinbeck Review.
Dr. J. Kenneth Davidson, Sr., a former professor in the sociology department, will have his lifelong collection of research files and scholarly work on human sexuality gathered into an archival collection and named for him by the Kinsey Institute for Research in Sex, Gender, and Reproduction at Indiana University. Dr. Davidson is a professor emeritus of sociology and former coordinator of family studies at the University of Wisconsin, Eau Claire.
Dr. Linda Banister, Dr. Quentin Kuyper, and Dr. Rosalyn Floyd, fine arts, organized and performed in a concert, An Evening With Stevensons and Friends, at Jamestown College in Jamestown, North Dakota. The program included music from Mozart to Broadway and also featured Dr. Banister’s sister, Kate Stevenson, and brother, Robert Stevenson.
Also, Dr. Floyd presented a concert by composers of African descent in April in Nassau, Bahamas. Concert attendees included Her Excellency Dame Ivy Dumont, governor general of the Bahamas, and Mr. Cleophas Adderley, a preeminent composer in the Bahamas. The concert and a masterclass for college and high school pianists were held in the ballroom of the Government House.
Dr. Paulette Harris and Dr. Alice Pollingue, clinical and professional studies, recently presented Teaching Tolerance Through Storybooks at the National Youth At Risk conference in Savannah. Also, Dr. Harris recently presented Promoting Children’s Love of Literacy Through Creative Dramatics at the Georgia Association of Colleges of Teacher Education in St. Simons.
Dr. James Birdseye, history, anthropology, and philosophy, recently served as a panelist at a seminar titled Alexander vs. Napoleon: Duel of the Emperors, held at the embassy of the Russian Federation in Washington, D.C. Professor Birdseye analyzed the retreat of Napoleon’s army from Russia in 1812.
Dr. Jana Sandarg, languages, literature, and communications, was recently presented the 2005 Leadership in Foreign Language Education Award by the Foreign Language Association of Georgia (FLAG) at their annual conference.
Tune in Sunday, June 5, to hear Dr. Charlotte Price, chair of the Department of Nursing, talk about ASU’s LPN to RN program, which fast-tracks qualified LPNs through the associate of science in nursing degree program. The program will air on Radio One stations, at 6 a.m. on WAKB 96.9; 7 a.m. on WFXA 103.1 (Foxie 103); and at 5 p.m. on WTHB 100.9 Next month's program will feature Dr. William Reese, professor of sociology, who will talk about the state of today’s prison system and the Safe Neighborhoods project.
Undergraduate business students at ASU recently outperformed most of their peers on a major field test in business. Over 800 senior business students in the capstone strategy course have taken this test voluntarily for more than 10 years. During that period, ASU students’ scores as a group have been, on average, better than 80 percent of the scores of all other institutions administering the test, says Dr. Richard Bramblett, associate dean and director of graduate studies in the College of Business Administration.
The test is part of the students’ exit exam and is an assessment of the basic business knowledge of students in accounting, economics, finance, legal and social environment, management, marketing, quantitative methods, and international business.
The College of Business Administration at ASU has prestigious accreditation by the Association to Advance Collegiate Schools of Business International (AACSB).
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