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McKay Working on Pest Management Grant

Dr. Tanja McKay, professor of entomology, and director of the environmental sciences and molecular biosciences programs, is collaborating with colleagues at Kansas State, Nebraska and the U.S. Department of Agriculture on a three-year, $324,963 grant aimed at crop protection and pest management. With cooperation from rice mills, they are studying new technology for the rice milling industry, using insecticide netting around storage facilities to control for damaging insects.

McKay Working on Pest Management Grant
 
Hossain and Morshed’s Research is Published Hossain and Morshed’s Research is Published

Research by Dr. Zahid Hossain, associate professor of civil engineering, and former graduate student Tariq Morshed has been published in the International Journal of Pavement Research & Technology. They studied various expensive and time-consuming elastic recovery and fatigue tests for polymer-modified binders, and made recommendations that better predict deformation and fatigue life of asphalt pavement. Their work is supported by the U.S. Department of Transportation through the TranSET Consortium.

 
Fullen Concludes 22-Year A-State Career

Best wishes to Karen Fullen, program director, Title IV-E Academic Partnership in Child Welfare, who retired Friday after 22 years of service. Starting her social work career in 1979, she progressed through all levels, from front-line case worker to executive staff. Fullen served a three-year gubernatorial appointment to the Arkansas Child Abuse and Neglect Prevention Board, and was recognized in 2007 as Social Worker of the Year by the National Association of Social Workers state chapter.

Fullen Concludes 22-Year A-State Career
 
Hannah Commended for Public Service Work Hannah Commended for Public Service Work

Congratulations to Dr. Russ Hannah, senior associate vice chancellor for finance and associate chief financial officer, on his selection for a major award from the Arkansas Society of Certified Public Accountants. In February he will receive the group’s Public Service Award, which recognizes CPAs who have distinguished themselves through their public service activities. Hannah has performed volunteer work with Rotary Club, Foodbank of NE Arkansas, United Way and several other organizations.

 
Bishop Recognized by Kays Foundation Board

The Kays Foundation Board of Directors recently recognized the long-time contributions of Dr. Tom Bishop, emeritus professor of mathematics and computer science. Bishop retired from the Kays board at the end of 2020, concluding 16 years of service. He served five years as vice president of the board, and four years as chair of the grants committee. Bishop was a faculty member from 1970 until his retirement in 2002.

Bishop Recognized by Kays Foundation Board
 
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