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Jones-Branch Publishes 'Crossing the Line' Jones-Branch Publishes 'Crossing the Line'

Dr. Cherisse Jones-Branch, associate professor of history, has just published Crossing the Line: Women’s Interracial Activism in South Carolina during and after World War II with the University Press of Florida.  She documents efforts by women’s groups, both black and white, to change South Carolina’s unequal racial status quo.  She credits the work by these women and their organizations with providing much of the foundation for the Civil Rights movement in the 1960s and 70s. More details are available on the UPF website.

Delta Symposium XX: Diversities in the Delta, April 2-5

Numerous faculty and their students from multiple disciplines across campus will make presentations of their scholarly work during “Delta Symposium XX: Diversities in the Delta.”  Most sessions are in Mockingbird Room of the Reng Union, Wednesday through Friday, April 2-4, while the symposium concludes with the Roots Music Festival on Saturday, April 5.  Names and details about the four days of Symposium activities are on a website developed by students of Joe Ford, assistant professor of graphic design.  

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Chu to Speak on Policewomen in Dubai Chu to Speak on Policewomen in Dubai

During the upcoming Humanities and Social Sciences spring seminar series, Dr. Doris Chu, professor of criminology, will present findings from her research in Dubai, United Arab Emirates, on female police officers’ attitudes toward women in police work and their preferred gender roles.  The seminar, last in the series this semester, will be Tuesday, April 8, 3 p.m., in Wilson Hall, room 403.  Everyone is welcome.

Steele elected to Accreditation Commission

Curtis Steele, professor of art and department chair, was elected by the membership of the National Association of Schools of Art and Design to a three-year term on the Commission on Accreditation. Arkansas State is an Accredited Institutional Member of the National Association of Schools of Art and Design.  Steele joined the A-State faculty in 1978.

Steele elected to Accreditation Commission
Barrett-Fox Receives Dissertation Award

The American Society for the History of Rhetoric presented its annual Outstanding Dissertation Award to Dr. Jason Barrett-Fox, assistant professor of English.  He completed his Ph.D. last May at the University of Kansas and joined the Department of English and Philosophy faculty in August.  His dissertation is titled "Feminisms, Publics, and Rhetorical Indirections: Figuring Marcet Haldeman-Julius, Anita Loos, and Mae West, 1905-1930."  Barrett-Fox accepted the award at the National Communication Association conference in Washington, D.C.

Barrett-Fox Receives Dissertation Award
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