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Jan. 17, 2010

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Dr. Williams serves as keynote speaker for conference
Dr. Lonnie R. Williams, associate vice chancellor for Student Affairs, was keynote speaker for the closing day of the Arkansas College Personnel AssocDr. Lonnie Williamsiation (ArCPA) annual conference held November 11-12, in Springdale. His presentation, “Multicultural competence: No longer separate, not yet equal,” highlighted the historical aspect of desegregation in Arkansas higher education by looking at the educational and economic gaps of diverse cultures in the state and the impact on the economic future of Arkansas, the student affairs profession, and the U.S. in general. Dr. Williams also served as keynote speaker for the Arkansas Association for Multicultural Counseling and Development's annual breakfast on November 19 in Hot Springs, held in conjunction with the Arkansas Counseling Association’s annual meeting.

Mishra, Maloch attend Governor's press conference
Pradeep Mishra, director, Printing Services, and Dave Maloch, assistant director, Printing Services, were invited to attended a press conference at the Governor’s Mansion in Little Rock on January 7, 2011. This press conference was held to unveil the first copy of a coffee table book, “Open House – The Arkansas Governor’s Mansion and Its Place In History” to the media and public. The book was written by John P. Gill,
an attorney and historian who lives in Little Rock. He also is the author of The Crossroads of Arkansas (Butler Center Books) and Post Masters: Arkansas Post Office Art in the New Deal. "Open House--The Arkansas Governor's Mansion and Its Place in History" was printed by Arkansas State UFrom left, Pradeep Mishra, Governor Mike Beebe, and Dave Maloch are photographed with a copy of "Open House--The Arkansas Governor's Mansion and Its Place in Arkansas History," produced by ASU Printing Services. Mishra is director and Maloch is associate director of ASU Printing Services.niversity Printing Services. The entire Printing Services staff worked assiduously to produce this excellent product, and the department was recognized for its outstanding work by Governor Mike Beebe and author John Gill during the press conference. Several former Arkansas governors and their family members also attended the conference and praised the quality and content of the book. The book is a 9’x12” size coffee table book in oblong format, and it contains 230 pages. It is printed on 100-lb. gloss paper on a 4-color Man Rolland press after using the Heidelberg ProSetter 74 Computer to Plate (CtP) system to produce the plates at the state-of-the-art ASU Printing Services facility. Mishra, Malloch, and their entire staff were honored to be part of this historical project.

Fowler Center Series presents Alison Brown Jan. 18
ASU's Fowler Center Series presents its first concert of the new year and its fourth concert of the 2010-11 season o
n Tuesday, Jan. 18, at 7:30 p.m., when the Alison Brown Quartet performs with special guest Joe Craven onGrammy winner Alison Brown will perform in concert with special guest Joe Craven as part of the 2010-11 Fowler Center Series.stage in Riceland Hall, Fowler Center, 201 Olympic Drive, Jonesboro. Joe Craven is a mandolinist, violinist and percussionist extraordinaire, and a  founding member of the acoustic fusion group "Psychograss." Grammy winner Alison Brown takes the banjo and guitar far beyond their Appalachian roots, offering up an astonishingly original instrumental sound with a dynamic blend of bluegrass, jazz, Celtic, and Latin influences. An internationally recognized musician and the International Bluegrass Music Association Banjo Player of the year in 1991, Brown first came to national prominence when she was asked by Alison Krauss to join the band Union Station in 1989. Brown is a Harvard graduate who also holds an MBA from UCLA, and she, with her husband Garry West, is the founder of Compass Records. Brown tours internationally with the Alison Brown Quartet, was requested to play at the 2007 inauguration of Harvard’s first female president, Drew Gilpin Faust, and was the 2007 recipient of Irish America Magazine’s “Stars of the South Award” for Compass Records’ efforts towards the “cultivation and preservation of Irish music.” Her collaboration with fellow banjo master Bela Fleck won the 2000 Grammy for Best Country Instrumental Performance. Brown has been a guest speaker at Harvard Business School, Dartmouth’s Amos Tuck School, and the University of Colorado Boulder, and currently serves as an adjunct professor at Vanderbilt University’s Blair School of Music. This concert is part of the Riceland Distinguished Performance Series. All seating is reserved, and tickets may be purchased at the ASU Central Box Office in the Convocation Center, 217 Olympic Drive, Jonesboro, or by calling (870) 972-ASU1 or by calling toll-free at (888) ASU-FANS. Tickets are also available online from the ASU Central Box Office and from Fowler Center ( For ticket prices, see the Fowler Center Series news release.

Delta National Small Prints Exhibition opens Jan. 20
The 2011 Delta National Small Prints Exhibition will open to the public at 5 p.m. on Thursday, Jan. 20 at the Bradbury Gallery  in Fowler Center, 201 Olympic Drive, JonesborJanet Ballweg's "What Lies Beneath, 2009," a four-color polymer intaglio print, will be on display in the 2011 Delta National Small Prints Exhibition opening Thursday, Jan. 20, at ASU's Bradbury Gallery.o, on the campus of Arkansas State University. This exhibition is the fifteenth in the annual series which highlights small-format prints currently being made by artists across the nation and around the world. The exhibition, like the opening reception, is free and open to the public. The Delta National Small Prints Exhibition runs through Sunday, Feb. 20. Each year a professional in the field is given the opportunity to sort through numerous works of art, make his or her selections for the exhibition and determine which prints will receive awards. The 2011 exhibition was chosen by John Caperton, the well-respected Jensen Bryan curator at The Print Center in Philadelphia. His incredible eye and dedication to the art of printmaking is evident by the exhibition that he has arranged.The popularity of the Delta National Small Prints Exhibition is evident by the support it receives from the community. A large group of generous and devoted patrons help to fund the annual event. Their assistance also provides for the ongoing expansion of a now significant print collection being built through annual acquisitions from the exhibition. This exhibition is dedicated to Mike Gibson and the Judd Hill Foundation for their significant support of the Delta National Small Prints Exhibition and Arkansas State University.A full-color catalog of the entire exhibition will be available at the opening reception.  Bradbury Gallery hours are 12 noon-5 p.m. Tuesday through Saturday and 2-5 p.m. on Sunday. The exhibition, the catalog, and the reception are free and open to the public. For details, contact Les Christensen, director, Bradbury Gallery, at ext. 2567.

Dr. Key presents CMVAS lecture Jan. 20
The Central Mississippi Valley Archeological Society presents a lecture, "Joutel and the Hermaphrodite," by Dr. Joseph Key, History, on Thursday, Jan. 20, 7 p.m., in the ASU Museum's Room 182. In the summer of 1686, Henri Joutel and the other survivors of La Salle’s failed colonization effort traveled to Arkansas Post and the villages of the Quapaws.  There, Joutel described meeting an Illinois “hermaphrodite” el and the other survivors of La Salle’s failed colonization effort traveled to Arkansas Post and the villages of the Quapaws. There, Joutel described meeting an Illinois “hermaphrodite” living among the Quapaws who volunteered to guide the Frenchmen to the Illinois country. The encounter was one of the numerous instances in which the French in the lower Mississippi valley confronted  gender and sexual frontiers. Focusing on French explorers and their American Indian guides, this lecture examines the meaning of masculinity and femininity for the French and for the Indian peoples of the lower Mississippi valley and how in initial encounters conceptions of gender were the most difficult cultural terrain to cross. For details, contact Dr. Julie Morrow, ASU's Arkansas Archeological Survey station archeologist, at 972-2071.

Middle East Studies grants deadline is Friday, Jan. 21
The Middle East Studies Committee invites faculty, staff, and students to submit proposals for funding of Middle East Studies grants. Deadline for submission is Friday, Jan. 21. Information on Middle Eastern Studies go to A-Z Index and click on Middle East Studies Grants for complete details. Grant Awards will be announced at Middle East Studies Night on Monday, Feb. 7. MESC committee members are Dr. Bill C. Roe (Business), chair; Dr. Gil Fowler (Journalism); Dr. Bill Humphrey (Agriculture); Dr. Erik Gilbert (History); Dr. George Jacinto (Social Work), Prof. John Salvest (Art); Dr. Shivan Haran (Engineering); Dr. Thomas Fiala (Teacher Education); Dr. Jerry Farris (Biological Science), and Julie Wyatt (Business), administrative assistant.

Print copies of the Herald available; read paper online, too

Due to issues with the printing press, the Herald will have the edition of Thursday, Jan. 14, available today. The Herald staff, including editor-in-chief Sarah Campbell, apologizes for any inconvenience and advises readers to check out  for full content from Thursday's edition. The Herald staff looks forward to providing the Arkansas State University community with the most reliable, updated information possible and encourages the community to contact the Herald about any news items the staff should cover. Campbell thanks the community for its continuing trust in the Herald staff, and promises to continue the Herald's tradition of service to the community.

ASU System Factbook is now available
The 2010-2011 ASU System Factbook is now available online from the Office of Institutional Research, Planning, and Assessment.To receive a hard copy, contact April Leggett or Sharon Webb, or call the IRPA office at ext. 3027.

Staff Stipends Award Recipients for spring 2011
The Staff Senate is pleased to announce the recipients for the Staff Senate educational stipends. We had many outstanding applicants and hard choices to make. Thank you to all who applied. These recipients will receive a $300 stipend for the Spring 2011 semester: Michael Williams; Courtney Kennon; Katharine Fletcher; Emily Warren; and Kimberly Morris.

Leadership Center hosts MLK Celebration 2011 Jan. 17-19
Reminder: The theme for his year''s annual Dr. Martin Luther King celebration, hosted by ASU's Leadership Center, is "The Dream: Remember, Reflect, Realize," and the 2011 celebration will be held Monday-Wednesday, Jan. 17-19.
The celebration begins Monday, Jan. 17, with the annual Northeast Arka
The Honorable Olly Nealnsas Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. March and Celebration program featuring the Honorable Olly Neal of Marianna, former Circuit Judge for the First Division of the First Judicial District. The march will begin at 10 a.m. at Bill's Grocery, 125 N. Fisher Street, and will culminate with the 12 noon celebration in ASU's Reng Student Services Center/Student Union's Centennial Ballroom.
On Tuesday,
Jan. 18, the dramatization "The Meeting" will be presented at 7 p.m. in ASU's Reng Student Services Center/Student Union Auditorium. In this moving and thought-provoking work, playwright Jeff Stetson imagines for us what a clandestine meeting might have been like between two of the most influential men of their times: Rev. Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. and Malcolm X.
On Wednesday, Jan. 19, Dr. Walter Kimbrough, president of Philander Smith College, will offer the keynote speech at a leadership luncheon from 1-2:30 p.m. in the Spring River Room,
Reng Student Services Center/Student Union. The final event of the celebration is part of the “If You Really Knew Me” Lecture Series. The lecture will be "Greek Life – The Good, Bad, and Ugly,” at 7 p.m. in the White River Room, Reng Student Services Center/Student Union. For details, contact the Leadership Center at ext. 2055.

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