Vol. 12 No. 2
Spring, 2013


Home Featured Presentations Publications New Faculty and Staff Financial Gifts Contact Information ASU Education Major named Arkansas Teacher of the Year

She didn’t cry, but Avondale Elementary School kindergarten teacher Alexia Weimer (pictured above with Arkansas Education Commissioner Tom Kimbrell, (left) and Arkansas Governor Mike Beebe) was speechless when told on Monday, November 26, 2012 that she was the Arkansas Teacher of the Year.

“For the first time in my life, I don’t know what to say,” said Weimer, who received the award during an assembly that she thought was held to honor the Marion School District’s pre-kindergarten through first grade school. The elementary school on the northwestern edge of West Memphis sits inside a sliver of the Marion School District.

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Literacy Center to Open

The reading faculty has advocated for a literacy center on the Jonesboro campus, and Dr. Thilla Sivakumaran, Dean of the College of Education, has been working to make it happen.

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ASU Faculty and Local Public School Representatives Visit Emporia State’s Teachers College

A group of seven ASU faculty and local public school representatives visited Emporia State University’s Teachers College and Professional Development School program in March, 2013.

Local School Officials

ASU faculty and Jonesboro area public school representatives arrive at The Teachers College of Emporia State University in Kansas. From front to back: Dr. Greg Meeks, associate dean, Dr. Dixie Keyes, professor, ASU College of Education, Pam Dooley, principal, Westside Middle School and Dr. Karen Curtner, assistant superintendent for curriculum at Nettleton Schools.


Dr. Andy Mooneyhan Receives Excellence in Professional Service Award

Dr. Andy Mooneyhan, associate professor of physical education in the College of Education, was named the recipient of the 2012-13 Faculty Achievement “Excellence in Professional Service” Award during the 35th annual Convocation of Scholars ceremony at Arkansas State University in April.


Dr. Lonnie Williams Presents Program for the College Preparatory Academy for the Delta

Dr. Lonnie Williams, associate vice chancellor for Student Affairs at ASU since 2003, recently presented a program on “Attitude and Self-Esteem” to the students of the College Preparatory Academy for the Delta (CPAD) at Blytheville. Dr. Lonnie Williams

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