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More New Faculty and Staff Starting Fall Semester

In addition to those in last week's edition of Inside A-State, we welcome these new faculty members for the fall semester: Lt. Col. Michael Fellure, professor of military science, Mary Mann, temporary instructor in mathematics, and Catherine Sullivan, temporary instructor in art.  Also, Dr. Summer DeProw and Dr. Topeka Small are the new director and assistant director, respectively, of Assessment.  To update information on two other individuals listed last week, Dr. Michelle Li is assistant professor of operations management/supply chain and Dr. Adam Smith is assistant professor of management.

Sikkel's Study of Caribbean Fishes is Featured Sikkel's Study of Caribbean Fishes is Featured

A research paper co-authored by Dr. Paul Sikkel, associate professor of aquatic biology, was designated a "Feature Publication" this month in the Marine Ecology Progress Series. The article, which is titled "Blood parasite biodiversity of reef-associated fishes of the eastern Caribbean," documents some of his work that is supported by a National Science Foundation EAGER (Early Concept Grants for Exploratory Research) grant.

Barymon To Present Poster at Annual Conference

Deanna Barymon, assistant professor of diagnostic medical sonography, has been selected to present a poster for the Sonographer Poster Competition at the annual Society of Diagnostic Medical Sonographers Conference in Dallas.  The title of the poster is "Low Level Light Therapy vs. Traditional Exercises: Sonographic Assessment of the Median Nerve in Carpal Tunnel Syndrome." The conference is scheduled for October.

Barymon To Present Poster at Annual Conference
Whiteland Discusses Art for Lifelong Learning Whiteland Discusses Art for Lifelong Learning

Dr. Susan Whiteland, assistant professor of art education, presented "Aging Attitudes and Animation" during a poster session and "Art Talk and Relief Printing: An Intergenerational Art Workshop for Lifelong Learning" during a roundtable session at the Intergenerational Action on a Global Scale Conference in Honolulu. Attendees and host organizations, including the United Nations Association-Hawaii, were professionals in intergenerational programs, practice and research.

Burns Presents Papers on Prison Folklore

Dr. Richard Burns, associate professor of English and folklore, presented a paper to the International Society for Contemporary Legend Research: Perspectives on Contemporary Legend in Texas, and another to the annual meeting of the Texas State Historical Association. Both papers, which dealt with stories about Texas prison convict-guards (building tenders), are parts of a book on Southern prison folklore he is completing for publication with The University Press of Mississippi.

Burns Presents Papers on Prison Folklore
Lamm Mentors Creative Military Veterans Lamm Mentors Creative Military Veterans

Thirteen military veterans gathered for a writing seminar recently at the Hemingway-Pfeiffer Museum and Educational Center in Piggott. Dr. Robert Lamm, professor of English, served as mentor, assisting the participants with honing their writing skills at the place where Ernest Hemingway wrote much of his iconic war novel, A Farewell to Arms. The session was partially funded by the Arkansas Humanities Council and the National Endowment for the Humanities.

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