Volume 39, Number 5 Department of Agricultural Economics " Texas A&M University Inside this Issue AgEco Calendar ! From the Head Office February 4th • 12:30 p.m.-Brown Bag Seminar ! February Birthdays • 3:00 p.m.-Faculty Professional ! Faculty Professional Development Series, Lecturer Development Series as a Professional Career: Roles, Titles, and Responsibilities ! Celebrating Arab Cultures Week February 5th-9th • SAEA Meetings ! Position Announcements It’s Mardi Gras Time! From the Head Office This weekend the Southern Agricultural Economics Association’s annual meeting is beginning in Little Rock. I am excited that two members of our faculty will receive awards this year. John Siebert will be recognized for Outstanding Teaching of a Course for his teaching of AGEC 340. He has pioneered in teaching approaches and does a great job for the Department and for the students. Also, Wade Griffin will join those being recognized for the SAEA Lifetime Achievement Award. His continuing program of research and policy analysis on the fisheries of the Gulf of Mexico has been widely recognized in government and industry circles. We join the SAEA in congratulating John and Wade for the excellence of their program. Many of our faculty are also presenting papers and serving the SAEA in other ways. Thanks to all for contributing to the profession. Speaking of thanks, I also want to note that Kerry Litzenberg and John Siebert, made a splash on campus with a well received lead presentation on their research relating to motivating students. It is nice to know that our faculty are leading in the profession and on campus. This week I am at Arizona State University as a member of an academic review team for the ASU Morrison School of Agribusiness. The preparation included review of a lengthy self study report with a site visit this week. The time involved is well worth it, because it provides significant insight into how other programs grapple with issues similar (in some ways) to what we have in our Department. I hope I can learn what’s good and not so good here, and bring some ideas back home. The sun is shining here; hope I can bring that back to College Station, too. JPN Thank You!!! Thanks to the Commons Committee for providing the First Friday Pancake Breakfast. They served all faculty, staff, grad students and student workers freshly made pancakes and bacon. It was GREAT!!! Spring 2005 Faculty Professional Help Celebrate Arab Cultures Week Development Series The International Programs Office at The Office of the Dean of Faculties and Associate Texas A&M works with student Provost is offering a seminar series entitled “Creating a groups each year to present cultural Culture of Excellence”. The first seminar was held last programs to raise awareness of a Friday, and the second seminar, “Lecturer as a particular country, region or continent to Professional Career: Roles, Titles, and audiences on campus and the community. This Responsibilities, is February 4th at 3 p.m. in 701 year, Texas A&M is “Celebrating Arab World Rudder Tower. “Irreconcilable or Reconcilable Cultures” February 7-13, 2005. For more Differences: How to Recognize and Manage Conflict,” information logon to http://cacw.tamu.edu. the third seminar will be held Friday, February 18th at 10 a.m. in 701 Rudder Tower. For more information February Birthdays contact the Office of the Dean of Faculties and John Siebert 2/1 Associate Provost at 845-4274 or logon to Fred Boadu 2/18 http://www.tamu.edu/deanoffaculty. Ronald Griffin 2/18 Happy Birthday! 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