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Journal Publishes Tate's Study of Adult Exercise Journal Publishes Tate's Study of Adult Exercise

Dr. Linda Tate, assistant professor of nursing, is the corresponding author of a research article published in Physiology & Behavior. The article, "Temporal Discounting Rates and Their Relation to Exercise Behavior in Older Adults," is based on cross-sectional survey of 137 older adults living in the community.  Tate and fellow researchers determined older adults who exercise display lower temporal discounting rates than non-exercising older adults. Details are online.

Allen Garners National Endowment Grant

Dr. Marti Allen, director of the ASU Museum, submitted a successful grant proposal to the National Endowment for the Humanities. The grant, for $39,983, will enable the museum to refine the content, develop conceptual design plans, and project costs for a permanent exhibit on the 1950s music genre known as "rockabilly." The proposal largely was based on Allen's research into rockabilly music and its connection to the region.

Allen Garners National Endowment Grant
Kays Foundation Awards Grant for Grippo's Study Kays Foundation Awards Grant for Grippo's Study

The Kays Foundation has approved a research grant application from Dr. Richard Grippo, professor of environmental biology. The foundation awarded the $3,000 matching grant to assist Grippo with his project, "Mangroves as Nurseries for Caribbean Coral Reef Fish." He wants to develop a pilot project that will use fish survey methods on coral reefs near and distant from natural stands of mangroves. Details are in the news release.

Kassie Pratt Appointed Director of Payroll Services

Kassie Pratt has joined the A-State staff as director of payroll services, announced Lori Winn, assistant vice chancellor for human resources. Pratt administers the operation of payroll and benefits for the university and serves as the Human Resources Department’s primary contact with both departments and employees regarding payroll questions. An A-State alumna with a degree in corporate finance, Pratt most recently was payroll accountant for Greenway Equipment.

Jones-Branch Discusses Life of Acclaimed Poet

Dr. Cherisse Jones-Branch, associate professor of history, was a guest speaker on the life and legacy of author and human rights activist Maya Angelou, who grew up in Arkansas, during the "Celebration of Maya Angelou's 88th Birthday -- in Poetry and Song" at the Clinton Presidential Center's Great Hall in Little Rock. The event Saturday featured a communal reading of "On the Pulse of Morning."

Jones-Branch Discusses Life of Acclaimed Poet
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