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Mrs. Richmond Served on Board of Trustees

One of the couples in The Circle was Dr. Mossie and Velmar Richmond (right). Dr. Richmond came to A-State as dean of University College, and later was vice president of Student Affairs. In 1996 the governor appointed Mrs. Richmond, a teacher, to the Board of Trustees. The new graduate student housing will be The Circle; one building will be Richmond Hall. In a video, Mrs. Richmond discusses her experience.

Mrs. Richmond Served on Board of Trustees
 
Nix Explains Work of Campus Diabetes Clinic Nix Explains Work of Campus Diabetes Clinic

In an interview in today's Jonesboro Sun, Dr. Libby Nix, associate professor of nursing, discusses the university's diabetes self-management clinic, a free outpatient service for students, faculty and staff. The clinic is particularly helpful to students who are away from home for the first time. College of Nursing and Health Professions faculty Bilinda Norman, Pam Towery and Stacey Sloas also volunteer on the clinic team. 

 
Pan's Research Published in Journal

Research by Dr. Po-Lin Pan, associate professor of strategic communication, has been published in the Journal of International Consumer Marketing. In his article, he examines the mediating role of presumed influences on Taiwanese consumers' skepticism toward celebrity-endorsed advertising. He found that three credibility variables are negatively correlated to advertising skepticism; only celebrity attractiveness and expertise yield direct effects. The article is available online.

Pan's Research Published in Journal
 
Kern's Students in Banking Study Contest Kern's Students in Banking Study Contest

Dr. David Kern, associate professor of finance, is adviser to a team of students who entered the Community Bank Case Study competition, sponsored by the Conference of State Bank Supervisors. They are conducting their study with The Citizens Bank in Batesville. In 2016 Kern advised three teams, one of which was among the 12 finalists. This year 40 institutions from 22 states are competing. Details are in Arkansas Banker.

 
McKay Interviewed about Pesky Mosquitos

The groundhog usually gets most of the attention in February when animal behavior is analyzed in relation to the weather, but the unusually warm temperatures lately have caused people to ask if mosquitos have arrived early. Not really, says Dr. Tanja McKay, professor of entomology, who explained in an interview on KAIT-TV they briefly came out of hiding but will return there as the temperature drops.

McKay Interviewed about Pesky Mosquitos
 
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