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University now accepting applicants for chancellor Casey Rinaldi Staff Writer The search for a new ASU chancellor is now open and a 20-person committee has been formed to conduct an official search for someone to permanently fill the position. “We appointed the search advisory committee back at the beginning of the fall semester and it’s composed of 20 indi-

viduals representing faculty, staff, students, alumni, foundation representatives and community members,” ASU System President and committee chair Charles Welch said. “That committee was initially charged with assisting and developing the documents that will be utilized for the search, which includes an institutional and positional profile, a list of qualifications, as well as

advertisements, which will be appearing in the Chronicle of Higher Education and will be in multiple other publications,” he said. Currently, the only application received is that of Dan Howard, who has held the position of interim chancellor since June 2010, but Welch remains hopeful that more applications will be received within the coming months. “We’re never going to

close the applications, but we’re going to set a priority deadline of Jan. 9. What technically happens in these searches is that more applicants apply during the later stages of the process, as opposed to the early stages, because they want to do their homework or get in a better position before it is publically known that they’re applying. I certainly do expect more though,” he said.

Organization to help students make 'inroads' Ari Yuki Staff Writer Students will have the opportunity to find out about internships when the INROADS organization comes to ASU for an information and networking session. The session is set to begin at 3:30 p.m. on Oct. 27 at room 103 in the Delta Center for Economic Development. INROADS is an organization focusing on developing and placing talented underserved youth in business and industry. In the session, INROADS member, Harry White, a senior international business major of Jacksonville, will speak about the organization and internships. “I’m going to talk about the INROADS application process, benefits, general questions about relocations, and types of jobs,

conversion from an intern to full time positions, competitive pay, regional areas, work areas and what is to be expected of them after they are selected to become INROADS interns,” he said. According to the INROADS website, INROADS was set up in 1970 by Frank C. Carr to increase diversity in employees in corporate management in the United States. INROADS provides students with internships and prepares them for corporate and community leadership. Today INROADS serves nearly 2,000 interns at more than 200 companies. White said he became a member of INROADS in 2009 because he knew two other students who were members and were successful in internships. As an INROADS intern, White was an auditor for See INROADS, page 4

In terms of the documentation and list of requirements, Welch said they were purposefully kept general within the ad, in the hopes of acquiring a large and diversified group of applicants, but the committee reserves the right to go into stricter detail once the field has been narrowed down. On the subject of the committee’s creation, Welch set out to create a

diversified group that represented a myriad of organizations throughout the campus. “Over the course of the summer, I met with the Faculty Senate President, the Staff Senate president and the Student Government Association president and talked to those individuals about the committee, its duties as well as representing a large cross See SEARCH, page 4

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The Hispanic Outreach and Latin Appreciation (HOLA) student organization met Thursday in the Multicultural Center on the third floor of the Student Union. HOLA is hosting ¡Viva La Noche! on Thursday, Nov. 3 from 8 to 11 p.m. in the ASU Pavilion. The event will feature free food, entertainment and music. Pictured: Niya Blair (far left), assistant dean of the Multicultural Center and Nontraditional Student Services.

Howard suggests solutions to faculty salary gaps Health professions alumni to be honored Samuel G. Smith Editor

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Interim Chancellor Dan Howard spoke about ways to address ASU’s deficient faculty salaries at Friday’s Faculty Senate meeting. According to average pay data distributed at the meeting, the gap between average salaries at comparable institutions and those at ASU for 2011-2012 are $2,890 for assistant professor, $8,229 for instructor, $9,213 for associate professor and $9,699 for full professor. It would take $4.7 million to bring this year's average faculty pay at ASU up to Southern Regional Educational Board division III averages. “I can tell you both the president and the board of trustees are very sensitive to the matter and I believe we will have some solutions,” Howard said. Faculty salaries have been a recurring issue at Senate meetings. Louella Moore, professor of accounting, called the salary gaps "crisis-level” at a meeting in March. Of 166 respondents to a university-wide faculty

Seven outstanding graduates of Arkansas State University's College ofNursing and Health Professions (CNHP) will be honored as distinguished alumni during Homecoming ceremonies, Saturday, Oct. 29. A presentation to the group will be made at 2 p.m., in Room 222 of the Donald W. Reynolds Center for Health Sciences. An open house and tours of the Reynolds Center begin at 1:30 p.m. In addition to the recognition, a reunion get-together of the CNHP Class of 1991 is also scheduled. The seven honorees are Debbie Shivers, MSN, FNP-BC, RN, APN (School of Nursing); Lance Harrell, MSN, FNP-BC, RN, APN, (School of Nursing); Marvin C. Alexander, M.S.W., L.C.S.W., (Department of Social Work); Joanne Huck Roberts, N.I.S., RRA, RT (R), RDMS, (Department of Medical Imaging and Radiation Science); Brooke Runyan Craine (Physical Therapy); Patricia A. Jones-Greer (Department

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Dan Howard, interim chancellor for the Jonesboro campus, presented suggestions on how to raise revenue to address longstanding gaps between average faculty salaries at ASU and those of comparable institutions in the region at Friday's Faculty Senate meeting. survey conducted in September, 59 percent ranked salaries as the most important issue. Howard outlined several ways the university could obtain the funding necessary to bring ASU averages up to par with peer in-

stitutions. He said the university is only at 66 percent in terms of achieving the state funding formula, and moving to 75 percent of the formula would bring in $8.13 million of additional state See FACULTY, page 4

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of Communication Disorders); and Annette Bednar, MSE, MT (ASCP), (Clinical Laboratory Science Department). Debbie Shivers and Lance Harrell are co-owners and nurse practitioners for a rural clinic, Coastto-Coast Medical, in West Memphis. Shivers began her nursing career as a licensed practical nurse (LPN) and received a master of science in nursing (MSN) from ASU in 1992. Since ASU did not have a Family Nurse Practitioner program at that time, she attended another school for that program. She began working at Coast-to-Coast in 1999 as the clinic manager and nurse practitioner. The clinic, owned by a physician group, provided health care and Department of Transportation-related care to truck drivers. Harrell was a registered nurse at Crittenden Regional Hospital in the emergency room before graduating from ASU with a master of science in nursing in the family nurse practitioner option in 2008. He completed part of his clinical requirements at Coast-to-

Coast Medical with Shivers as his preceptor. Upon graduation, he began his practice as a nurse practitioner at the clinic. The clinic moved to a new location in 2008, and in 2009, Shivers and Harrell purchased the clinic. They continue to provide urgent health care and primary health care to the West Memphis community. The clinic is open from 8 a.m. to 8 p.m. MondayFriday and serves walk-ins with no scheduled appointments. Marvin Alexander is a clinical social worker and transitional services coordinator at Mid-South Health Systems, Inc. He provides leadership and oversight to the transitionto-independence-process system. He also leads and oversees chapters of Youth MOVE Arkansas hosted by Mid-South. He is a founding member and president of the Board of Directors for Youth MOVE National, Inc., a national youth and young adult-run organization devoted to improving services and systems designed to serve young people. See ALUMNI, page 4

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What is Homecoming really about? Today marks the beginning of Homecoming week, and for many, this is just another week af activities put on by the university. However, these festivities should be about much more than that. According to varsity.com, in 1911 the football coach at Missouri University, Chester Brewer, encouraged all former MU students to “come back home” for the game against the University of Kansas, MU’s biggest rival. Alumni from all over the country came back to watch the game and show their loyalty to their alma mater. Since then, schools and universities have carried on the tradition. The purpose of homecoming is to join with our fellow students, past and present, in order to share school pride. Whether you are Greek, Honors, active in music or athletics, graduate or undergrad, everyone has their place in celebrating homecoming. The festivities this week are meant for everyone to get involved. The events of Homecoming cater to all of us and, in return, we should all be out there supporting the school we love. There is no greater feeling of camaraderie than that shared among former and current students of a university. There is no greater sound than to hear an entire football stadium of students, young and old, cheering for their home team. So, next time you hear Homecoming mentioned, whether you participate in voting for royalty, have fun with your peers in the events sponsored or choose only to attend the game, remember it isn’t solely about any one activity. It’s about showing those who have been here before us that the university is still their home. We all share a common bond and love for this university, and why shouldn’t we? It is a great place to call home. “Our View” is written by the editorial staff. The opinions are not necessarily reflective of the student body, faculty or administration of Arkansas State University.

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Students should work to support Israel “... it is important to realize there is a far greater reason we should support the nation of Israel.” Jeff Davidson

We have a new organization here at ASU, and their first official meeting was on Oct. 13. Christians United for Israel (CUFI) is a Christian student organization that promotes and educates others on the need to support Israel as a people and a nation. It is a national organization that has many chapters on campuses throughout the United States, and now ASU has its own. Jeremiah Nasiatka, a recognized national speaker for CUFI, and Dr. Stan Ballard, senior pastor of Nettleton Baptist Church, spoke on the reasons everyone, but especially Christians, should support Israel. While Nasiatka tended to give more of a political perspective for supporting Israel, Dr. Ballard gave a more Biblical perspective. Both of these men’s speeches were timely, especially with the recent events surrounding Israel and the Palestinians. As some may know, Palestinians recently appealed to the United Nations for official recognition of statehood, but the measure was

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rejected, thanks in part to the United States voting “no” on the measure. Of course, many here in the U.S. have criticized our steadfast support for Israel and believe we should not get involved with their affairs. But I appreciated Nasiatka’s discussion, as he laid out many of the problems Israel is facing politically right now, and why we as a nation should support it. After listening to his discussion and doing a little research of my own, here’s what I have found. Israel is a very small nation, about the size of New Jersey, and it is completely surrounded by Arab nations which are predominantly Muslim. It remains one of the most democratic nations in the Middle East today, giving more rights to minorities than its neighboring countries. For example, all citizens (including Arabs) are given the right to freedom of religion, speech and press, and both men and women have the right to vote. Sadly however, the nation has few allies in its region. The single greatest threat to Israel remains the nation of Iran, whose leaders have threatened to wipe Israel off of the map. The nation has also been

constantly threatened by the likes of extremist groups like Hezbollah and Al-Qaeda, as well as members of Hamas. Recent events in the Arab world have also put into question some of the peace agreements Israel has signed with neighboring nations in the past. Are these reasons good enough to support Israel? Some might say yes, since it is important that we as a nation protect the right of this nation to exist, especially when their existence is constantly threatened. But it is important to realize there is a far greater reason we should support the nation of Israel. And Dr. Ballard gave many good reasons we should do so. For those of us who are Christians, our faith originated from the religion of Judaism. According to the Old Testament, Israel is and always will be God’s chosen people. It is from the Jewish people that most of our Bible was written, and commands throughout Scripture speak of our obligation to protect them (Genesis 12:3). This is one of the major reasons CUFI was started, to get more Christians united behind Israel to support them. Naturally, I realize that

some may disagree with this Biblical mandate to protect the Jewish people, especially since many students here follow a different religious belief. But it is important to realize that throughout history, the Jews have been the target of mass persecutions. Their existence has always been threatened, during the Roman Empire and Middle Ages, as well as more recently in Nazi Germany and the Soviet Union. If you ever have the chance, I would recommend visiting the Holocaust Museum in Washington, D.C. It just might give you a better perspective. Regardless, I hope we as a country always maintain a strong relationship with Israel, especially since it is one of our key allies in the Middle East. CUFI is one such organization many Americans can get involved with to show their support. As things remain uncertain in the Middle East, we need to encourage our leaders, of all political parties, to support Israel in its struggle to defend itself from hostile nations and groups. Davidson is a sophomore education major of Bryant.

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University ignores laundry room problems I would like to file an official complaint here about the laundry room at Collegiate Park. Since the beginning of this semester, the laundry room card reader has never worked the way it should. The laundry facilities credit that is worth around $80 is included in our room and board fees. However, almost all residents here have been using their own quarters to do their laundry since day one. I have personally made three complaints (twice in September and once on Oct. 3) to the front desk at collegiate park. One of the CA’s told me that maintenance is not going to do anything. She even told me that they have filed a significant number of work orders but nothing was done. In fact she said plenty of residents already came by and filed the same complaint. In that case, as an International student, all I could do was go to the International Programs Office and ask for help. I told the office clerk what happened and even suggested that if residence life would return our 80 – something dollars, we would not be that frustrated for not being able to swipe our card. I have even discussed that the residence life could pay back our money for the past two months and provide quarters at the front desk so we could claim the money from them whenever we do the laundry. The International office clerk was very helpful and sent an email to the Director of the Residence Life on Oct. 4, but unfortunately, there has been no response from them. Despite everything I have suggested I am not able to get to the right department, the right person and the right way to come to a solution for our trouble. I am relying now on our newspaper, in hopes of gaining attention from our university community to look into all the inconvenience that our fellow residents are currently facing. On Tuesday Oct. 11, my roommate came back happy and excited telling me that the laundry room card reader is finally working. Immediately, she went and did her laundry with about 10-15 times of swiping then the machine accepted her card. That is still a big step of improvement. As for me, since I just did my laundry on Friday Oct. 7 with my own $5.25, I thought I would just wait until the next time I need to do my laundry again. Unfortunately, when I went there around 2p.m. on Sunday Oct. 16, the card reader did not work at all. I actually camped at the laundry room for about one hour. For every student that came in to do their laundry, all of them tried their card and it did not work, as expected. They all left frustrated. This is my third year staying in Collegiate Park and I am extremely disappointed with on campus housing this year. I would like to bring this issue to your concern, not just for my own good, but for the rest of the residents in Collegiate Park. As a matter of fact, I have started a petition for everyone who is affected. I would be glad to provide more feedback and even suggestions regarding this matter. Thank you, U Yin Tan A frustrated resident at Collegiate Park

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Going by the book Joffray oversees ASU compliance during turbulent times in NCAA Daniel McFadin Sports Editor The most recent edition of the NCAA rule book tops out at just more than 400 pages of bylaws. That is more than 400 pages that assistant athletic director for compliance, Jeremy Joffray, must interpret for the coaches and student athletes that call Arkansas State home. Joffray must make sure student athletes comply with rules that keep them eligible to play on the field and court and that coaches are within compliance boundaries on recruiting and what they can give players. “When you work in a compliance office you always get a little ribbing or joking that you’re the rules police,” Joffray said. “There is always that term ‘yes man.’ In compliance, a lot of the misconception is that the compliance office is the ‘no man,’” Joffray, who has been at ASU since June, has been in his position as director of compliance since the beginning of September. Dark Times People in Joffray’s position across the country have been under much scrutiny during the last year, since top-tier institutions such as the University of Miami (Florida), Ohio State and North Carolina committed major violations and faced punishment at the hands of the NCAA. “The major violations are the ones that typically result in a multitude of secondary [violations] that show the school is not really monitoring their program properly,” Joffray said. It was a major violation that Arkansas State was reprimanded for in March after a 28-month investigation into 31 student athletes in football, men’s basketball, women’s soccer and baseball who played while ineligible from the 2005-06 academic year through the fall semester of 2008. This was in addition to a basketball player’s grade being altered to prevent the failing of a class in 2007. “I read the violation and I was briefed on it. And certainly sat down with the former compliance director and discussed it and it was a situation where there was misunderstanding of the rule,” Joffray said. “New employees came in and did their job by looking into our files and seeing that was what happened.” Unlike the situation at Ohio State, where former football head coach Jim Tressel kept knowledge of a violation secret from the OSU compliance office and at Miami where a former Hurricane booster, Nevin Shapiro, said he gave impermissible benefits to 72 student athletes from 2002-2010, ASU’s violation was a self reported. “We defiantly improved the way we monitor progress toward degree completion, eligibility and certifying student athletes,” Joffray said. “I don’t see a major violation as a positive… but we’ve moved forward in a positive direction.”

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Sophomore Christine Giles kicks the soccer ball past North Texas’ Shelly Holt during the game Sunday at the ASU Soccer Complex. ASU will finish the regular season Friday against UALR.

Women’s soccer ties with North Texas to clinch spot in Sun Belt post season Ashley Helliwell Staff Writer

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Assistant Athletic Director for Compliance Jeremy Joffray with the NCAA Division 1 Manual. In the last year, more than 70 new laws have been proposed for the rule book. Doing it Right One of the ways ASU is moving forward is by sending out monthly compliance newsletters to boosters and coaches that cover important issues in athletic compliance. The most recent newsletter, which can be found at astateredwolves.com, covered the recruitment of international student athletes and the use of social media. “That’s my biggest theme. I try to educate as much as possible, whether its coach’s players or boosters,” said Joffray, a graduate of Southeast Missouri State. “The more you can reiterate the rules and the purpose of those rules, hopefully they can get it.” For coaches such as head football coach Hugh Freeze, the compliance office is contacted whenever his players are given something that could be deemed a gift. “We work with them daily if something needs to be asked. Our whole motto with the coaching staff is ‘even if we think we know the answer, we ask anyway.” On the Monday before the Red Wolves Tuesday game against Florida International, the football team went as a group to watch the movie “Courageous,” an event that had to be approved by Joffray. Each month, Joffray meets with all the athletic coaches to conduct a “rules education meeting” that covers topics ranging from “phone calls, texting or recruiting calls or letter heading that you can send out,” Freeze said. The “failure to monitor” violation was ASU’s first major violation since the basketball program got into trouble in 1981. That made it the first violation that occurred under athletic director Dean Lee, who has been in his position for 10 years. “The rules are so many, you can do something inadvertently with the best of intentions,” Lee said. Lee and the university worked closely with the NCAA during the 28-month investigation into the vio-

lation and Lee said there was not much surprise when the final penalty was delivered. The punishment included a two-year probation for the program that ends March 10, 2013, vacated wins in all four sports involved and the loss of one scholarship in both football and men’s basketball during the 2011-12 and 20122013 seasons. Positive Feedback ASU received praise from Derek Huskar in a study from the Florida Coastal School of Law, which covered how ASU handled its violation in comparison to other programs. Huskar concluded that ASU “is a perfect example of why it is not smart to try and hide NCAA violations when they are discovered,” and that if it had tried to cover them up, “its fate would have been much worse than what some might have called a slap on the wrist.” Joffray is the third director of compliance to work under Lee, who believes that Joffray is “doing a great job,” and that he “takes great pride in his position,” while being very proactive. All in the Details Joffray, who was inspired to get involved in compliance after his alma mater was hit with a major violation, knows that his industry is a “big business” and hopes the recent violations involving extra benefits will “slow things down.” The work of a compliance officer is one that involves taking care of all of the little details. For an athletic department to fully function and be respectful in the college community, the compliance department must be on its toes. Even if there is a situation that might not seem like that big of a deal, Joffray said there is a rule for it. “There is obviously a rule that right now is the butt of a lot of jokes,” Joffray said. “We’re allowed to provide students bagels, that’s a permissible snack, but you can’t provide them some sort of spread.”

The Lady Red Wolves soccer team held their ground against North Texas, the second ranked Sun Belt Conference team, on Sunday. After 90 minutes of play and two over times, the game ended in a 1-1 tie. It was North Texas that scored the first goal, striking in the second half when Kelsey Hodges scored in the 63rd minute. ASU struggled to get points on the board but still attacked with 18 attempts on goal, while North Texas led with 24 attempts. Senior goalkeeper Megan Stoltzfus had five saves, and three team saves were recorded. With five minutes left in the second half, senior forward Michelle Clark scored making it a tie game. The Red Wolves and the Mean Green would continue to face-off in over time. With two sets of overtime, neither team were

able to score. ASU’s hope of taking home a tie was about to happen. In the last 48 seconds of the second overtime, North Texas received a penalty kick. North Texas player Kelsey Pearlman kicked the ball, and missed the goal as it ricocheted off of the left side of the goalpost. “I can not be more proud of the effort my girls put forth today, for us to come back from behind and equalize with only a few minutes left, it shows you what kind of a team we are,” head coach Tafadzwa Ziyenge said. After coming off of a 6-0 defeat against Denver on Oct. 20 the Lady Red Wolves were ranked No.7 in conference play. “We are coming off of the worse defeat against Denver and even the worse defeat for me as a coach,” continued Ziyenge. “The girls were down, but it was nice to see them forget a loss and pick themselves up

and move forward.” It has been a long road for the Lady Red Wolves and with the season dwindling down to the SBC Tournament, the match up against North Texas would have been the deciding factor of whether or not the Lady Red Wolves would secure a spot in the conference playoffs, but with the tie, ASU secured a spot in the post season. The Lady Red Wolves regular season will boil down to the game against in-state rival ArkansasLittle Rock on Friday. “We know we are fighting against a very talented team,” Ziyenge said. “This season the girls have done well against quality teams and I am hoping we can put it together against UALR,” said Ziyenge. ASU will take on the UALR Trojans at home Friday at the ASU Soccer complex at 2 p.m. The Sun Belt Championship Tournament, will be held in Murfreesboro, Tenn., Nov. 2-5.


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ALUMNI, CONTINUED He has received the Distinguished Service Award from ASU in 2006, Spirit and Resiliency recognition from the National Federation of Families for Children’s Mental Health in 2007, and the Young Adult Leadership award from the Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration (SAMHSA) in 2008. In 2007, he was appointed to the SAMHSA National Advisory Council by U.S. Secretary of Health and Human Services Michael Leavitt. Joanne Huck Roberts is a 2005 graduate of ASU with an associate degree in radiography and a 2007 magna cum laude graduate of the bachelor of sciences in radiologic sciences degree with an emphasis in diagnostic medical sonography. Following graduation, she worked for two years, entering the master of imaging sciences program at the University of Arkansas for Medical Sciences in Little Rock, where she became one of the first to graduate from the program and became the first person licensed by the Arkansas State Medical Board as a registered radiologist assistant (RRA). She has notable research publications and was awarded the outstanding poster in the Virtual Poster Symposium category by the American Society of Radiologic Technologists in 2010. Roberts is very active in the Jonesboro community, serving on the board for the Jonesboro Young Professionals Network, a branch of the Jonesboro Chamber of Commerce, and the board for the Clopton Clinic Charitable Foundation. She is also active with the Ride for the Cure bike ride for breast cancer research, and she works with the Jingle Bell Run. Brooke Runyan Craine graduated from ASU in 1999 with a bachelor’s degree in physical therapy. She co-opened her business, Sensational Kids Pediatric Therapy, in 2006 and has served as a clinical instructor for 11 years. Craine has found that sensory processing plays a large part in everyone’s life. She focuses treatment on sensory regulation in conjunction with gross motor needs. She started Neat Energetic Athletes Kickball five years ago as a program for special needs children

in the community to allow the children to be involved in a structured sport, to interact with peers, and to get cardiovascular exercise. Patricia A. Jones-Greer is a 1982 ASU graduate. She earned her master’s degree in speech pathology. She has served as a speech-language pathologist for developmental disabilities centers in northeast Arkansas prior to employment in the public school system. She currently serves the speech-language needs of students at the Kindergarten Center in Jonesboro after working for nine years as a speech-language pathologist for the Cross County system. She worked for Wynne Public Schools for seven years. Jones-Greer has served as an adjunct clinical supervisor in the ASU Department of Communication Disorders, as well as voluntarily supervising department graduate students in off-campus practicum settings. She has also completed Level 1 and 2 trainings in applied behavioral analysis at the Southwest Autism Research and Resource Center in Phoenix, Ariz. Annette Bednar completed three degrees at ASU, including a bachelor of science in education degree in biology, a bachelor of science degree in medical technology (now called clinical laboratory science), and a master of science in education degree in biology. She was a member of the first medical technology class after ASU acquired the program. Since graduating from ASU, Bednar has served the community in a variety of roles, beginning as a bench technologist at Doctors’ Pathology Service, followed by blood bank section chief at St. Bernards Medical Center. For nearly 25 years, she served as director of lab services for NEA Baptist Clinic, where she was responsible for oversight of 13 clinical laboratories. In 2010, Bednar became an assistant professor of clinical laboratory science at ASU. She serves on numerous departmental and college-level committees while remaining active in professional laboratory organizations such as the Clinical Laboratory Management Association and the American Society for Clinical Pathology.

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SEARCH, CONTINUED section of the campus,” Welch said. “They recommended members to me, and I chose members almost exclusively from them. It was largely initiated by campus constituency, but I also chose a few community members in the interest of balance,” he said. Jack Zibluk, professor of journalism and Faculty Senate president, spoke about being approached for a spot on the committee and any involvement he had in its assembly. “He asked me and the staff senate president, Dave McKinney for nominations, so we both asked for volunteers. I then got 30 volunteers for the six available slots,” Zibluk said. “Since all were good volunteers, I chose not to make any recommendations, so I sent a

list with a short synopsis of everyone and he made his choices based on what he felt was the best overall representation.’ During its next meeting, which has not been scheduled, the committee will begin to review any applications received, as well as discussed other potential candidates. No decisions are expected to be made until after the Jan. 9 deadline. “I think it’s about finding someone who is able to relate to our campus, understands where we are and where we want to go as a university, someone able to have strong external connections and is able to balance our strong teaching with our commitment to become more research intensive, as well as someone who is focused on student

success, with the knowledge to take this university to the next level,” Welch said. Welch also wants students, faculty and staff to know how they can participate in and prepare for the oncoming search process. “I feel that the search is going very well and that we are confident in finding a good field of candidates, as I feel it’s a very attractive position because of the great gains and potential we have had in the past few years. Students need to be assured that I and the committee are committed to finding an individual who is going to make the student experience at ASU the best that it can be,” he said. “I would ask students that when we bring individuals to campus and when we have forums, which will

be an opportunity for students to hear from the candidates, that they will participate and provide feedback to the committee “This needs to be a chancellor that all of our campus has a chance to hear from and that it’s someone that we all feel good about leading our university into the future. We want to hear student voices and make sure that we hire someone that’s going to make them feel good about the institution,” he said. Welch said this search does not reflect displeasure with Howard’s abilities or performance as interim chancellor, he said he feels a search will be a healthy process that will make the final candidate stronger due to the ASU community’s collective input.

for freshmen and sophomores,” said John Robertson, a chair of the Department of Accounting, who is in charge of reserving the room and putting up fliers for the session. Robertson said since employers from many fields, including his own field of accounting, value internships, the session will play an important role in giving students a chance to learn about internships in general. “I think this is a terrific opportunity for our students. Students often do not know how to begin the search for an internship, and Harry White will give them some guidance,” Robertson said. To be a member of INROADS, students must apply online to begin the application process on INROADS.org, must have at

least two summers left before graduation, and must have a 2.8 minimum GPA and 3.0 for many of the internships. Students must be a U.S. citizen or permanent resident, must be a member of an underserved group such as African American, Hispanic or Native American and must have a major or career interest in information technology, accounting, sales, financial services, retail management, finance, business or engineering. White said he is going to advertise the session on the ASU Digest and fliers. “The beginning of the rest of your life starts today, in your college years, so you might as well get a head start over everyone else with the help of those advocating on your behalf,” White said.

INROADS, CONTINUED Cintas Corporation, a company that provides products and services to other businesses. “I completed the locations entire internal audit pack by myself. I also did a little procurement,” he said. White said he learned a lot about management, accounting and how to have longevity with a company. “The internship enhanced my leadership and analytical skills since I was having to manage my work, and the work that others did,” he said. White said INROADS has training courses, seminars and conferences where members can build networks with top corporations, firms and organizations. Once students become a member of INROADS, they will gain skills necessary to

help set up interviews and building a resume. “INROADS gives you different materials that help you to make you a better speaker and tell you how to sell yourself and build your brand,” he said. With this session, White also wants to emphasize the importance of an internship. “I think it’s important because it lets them know what they want to do and shows them what aspects of business they like or don’t like and if it’s OK to try something new getting them out of Arkansas,” he said. White said students can get a real work experience in internships and those who already have job experience can make more money than average students. “This is an informational session primarily designed

FACULTY CONTINUED funding. “This would be the best solution,” he said. Howard said the university has asked Shane Broadway, interim director of the Arkansas Department of Higher Education, to develop a 5- and 10-year plan to get the university up to the 75 percent goal. Offering online continuing education courses was another suggestion for bridging the funding gap. “Attorneys, physicians, other health care providers, CPAs, insurance people, (and) banking people all require some level of professional continuing education. That’s the market we’re trying to break into,” he said. Raising addi-

tional philanthropic support was another proposed solution. “We’re in the pilot stages of a capital campaign, probably a $100 million capital campaign,” he said. Additionally, instead of the $10 million of operating funds currently being used for scholarships, Howard said he would like to fund institutional scholarships with philanthropic support. “The more we can bring in those types of monies, the more we can use the operating dollars for operating purposes as opposed to scholarships,” he said. Finally, Howard suggested raising tuition by at least 1 percent which would generate $380,000 for salaries.

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Pictured: Jack Zibluk, Faculty Senate president and professor of journalism. “I’m convinced we really have the potential to move forward,” he said. In other business: - Jack Zibluk, Faculty Senate president and professor of journalism, announced applica-

tions are now being accepted for the permanent ASUJonesboro chancellor position. Dan Howard, interim chancellor, has officially applied for the position. Applications are being accepted until Jan. 9.

Briefs Homecoming Week will kick off today at noon on Heritage Plaza Lawn with the Pumpkin Relays, as well as the announcement of Homecoming Court. Fear Factor is planned for noon Tuesday in the Sun Belt Lounge, with HOWLoween Laser Tag and a Pumpkin Carving Contest taking place at 5 p.m. in Centennial Hall. There will be HOWLoween Trivia in the Sun Belt Lounge at noon Wednesday, as well as the “Steppin’ on stAte Street” Step Show and Costume Contest at 7 p.m. in the Convocation Center. On Thursday, the Mean Green Scavenger Hunt is planned for noon at Heritage Plaza Lawn, Yell Like Hell is at 5 p.m. at Heritage Plaza Lawn, and One HOWL of a Magic Show, as well as a Pumpkin Eating Contest, is planned for 7 p.m. in Centennial Hall. The Spooktacular Spirit Banner Competition and Chili Cook-Off is at noon on Friday, and Homecoming Week will finish off on Saturday with Tailgating at Tailgate City before the ASU vs. North Texas Game on Saturday at 6 p.m. The Vice Chancellor for Student Affairs cordially invites you to the Renaming of the Student Union In honor of the late Dr. Carl R. Reng, Friday, Nov. 11 at 2 p.m. at the Heritage Plaza Lounge in Student Union. The Career Management Center invites faculty and students to come meet recruiters from various graduate and professional schools. In addition, we will have Kaplan test prep in attendance for students needing to take the admissions graduate test.This event is open to all students and is a great place to look at many graduate programs, admissions requirements, and college recruiters if students are unsure about Graduate School. The event is planned for Nov. 3, 2011 from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. in the second floor of the Student Union corridor. Contact Brittany Straw at 870-972-3025 or bstraw@astate.edu for more information. The Department of Military Science will hold a Silent Auction fundraiser during their ROTC 75th Reunion Alumni Breakfast Saturday Oct. 29 at 8:30 a.m. Any person or department that would like to help with a donated item or service for the auction is asked to call Kathleen Ruth at 2064 or email kruth@astate.edu.


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The Herald for Oct. 24

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