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Tait and Research Featured on NPR Website

A story in National Public Radio's series, "Goats and Soda: Stories Of Life In A Changing World" features comments and photographs by Dr. Gabriel Tait, assistant professor of multimedia journalism. Tait was in Africa conducting research for his dissertation on Liberian culture and burial practices. The article, "Liberians Meet Death with Flowers, Trumpets And Cameras," is available here on the NPR website.

Tait and Research Featured on NPR Website
Hall Appointed to Journal's Editorial Board Hall Appointed to Journal's Editorial Board

Dr. John D. Hall, professor of psychology and counseling and coordinator of the nationally approved school psychology track of the Ed.S. degree program in psychology and counseling, has been appointed to the Editorial Review Board for the Trainers' Forum, the Journal of the Trainers of School Psychologists.  The Trainers' Forum is a peer-refereed journal that features articles relevant to the preparation of school psychologists.

A-State's Game Day Weekend

During the Thanksgiving holiday weekend, remember Coach Blake Anderson, members of the coaching staff and all A-State staff who work game day to represent the university in the most professional manner.

Thank You, Faculty and Staff

This week the staff in Marketing and Communications is grateful for our professional colleagues across campus who keep us informed with tips and leads for Inside A-State. Please continue sending your ideas to

Bailey and Creibaum Present Allocation Formula

Jeff Bailey (right), library director, and Linda Creibaum, acquisitions and serials librarian, recently made a presentation at the Charleston Conference, "Issues in Book and Serial Acquisition," in South Carolina.  Titled "Developing a Weighted Collection Development Allocation Formula," they demonstrated how they created a spreadsheet-based library collection development formula for allocating resource funds to departments or programs. They guided attendees through the process of creating an allocation formula similar to the one used at A-State, providing tools attendees could use to develop their own formula.

Bailey and Creibaum Present Allocation Formula
Students Cite Bates for Dedication to Teaching Students Cite Bates for Dedication to Teaching

Stephanie Bates, instructor in Spanish, received the National Society of Collegiate Scholars distinguished member award for exemplifying NSCS's goals.  Consideration for the award is based on student nominations of faculty they believe best represents Arkansas State.  Bates was cited especially for her continued efforts to make learning fun and enjoyable, and for the passion she demonstrates for her students to succeed.

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