Updated NASAA Member Directory

Friday, August 11, 2006

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News and Current Information

Ohio Arts Council Publishes Guide to International Cultural Exchange: The Appreciative Journey: A Guide to Developing International Cultural Exchange by Michael Sikes, Ph.D., Mary Campbell-Zopf, Jami Goldstein and Wayne Lawson, Ph.D., is intended for organizations and individuals who are envisioning or planning an international cultural exchange program or who have such a program and wish to expand or improve it.

The Appreciative Journey is 108 pages and includes a CD of Toolkit PDFs for planning and evaluating programs. Cost is $24 and copies are available to purchase by credit card via secure form at www.andes-exchange.org or by contacting the Ohio Arts Council, Jami Goldstein, 614/466-2613.

Comings and Goings: NASAA bids a fond farewell to research associate Lindsay Russell, who departs from NASAA this fall to pursue graduate studies in Literature. NASAA thanks Lindsay for her outstanding contributions over the last three years. Many members enjoyed Lindsay’s assistance with appropriations and staffing information, as well as the “Spotlights” she wrote to highlight the work of member states.

NASAA members can look forward to working with new research associate Burke Doherty. Burke will be putting her academic background in economics and government, as well as experience in financial analysis, to work for state arts agencies. Starting this August, she will conduct NASAA’s surveys and manage state arts agency budget data.

Lewis Ricci, director of the University of Idaho’s International Jazz Collections, has been named to replace retiring director Dorothy L. Ilgen at the helm of the Indiana Arts Commission. Ricci has been the director of the International Jazz Collections, Lionel Hampton Center, and served on the adjunct faculty of the University of Idaho since 2002. Prior to accepting his current position with the university, Ricci served as associate director of development at Penn State University.

Richard Ressmeyer, the arts division director in West Virginia, has left the division effective July 5th.

Innovations in American Government Awards: The Innovations in American Government Awards is a program of the The Ash Institute for Democratic Governance and Innovation, Kennedy School of Government, Harvard University, in partnership with The Council for Excellence in Government. The Innovations in American Government Program focuses on identifying and promoting innovative programs at all levels of American government. Applications are now available at www.innovationsaward.harvard.edu. The application deadline is September 12, 2006. All units of government—federal, state, local, tribal, and territorial—within the United States are eligible for recognition. For additional information, guidelines and selection criteria, visit the Web site or call toll-free 1-800-722-0074.