Jan. 9, 2006

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*  First day of classes, Spring Semester, today

* Soil & Water Conference, Thursday, Jan. 12

MLK Week,
Jan. 11 - 18

Memphis Symphony,
Friday, Jan. 12


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MLK Week begins Wednesday
MLK Week, honoring the life and memory of Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr., begins this Wednesday and continues with numerous activities through next Wednesday. For a complete list of events, go here.

Playing Indian author to speak on campus
Dr. Philip Deloria, author of the book “Playing Indian,” will speak on campus, Tuesday, Jan. 24, as part of the Lecture~Concert Series. The lecture, “From Nation to Neighborhood: Empire, Colonialism, and American Indian Studies,” will be held at 7:30 p.m. in the Drama Theatre. He is currently a professor at the University of Michigan where he also serves as the director of the program in American culture. His book, “Playing Indian,” discusses how Americans perceive and mimic American Indian identities and how those ideas have changed in history and how Indian people have reacted to the whole idea of “playing Indian.” Deloria’s most recent publications are “Indians in Unexpected Places” and “The Blackwell Companion to American Indian History." For more details, contact Dr. Gil Fowler, The Honors College, at 972-2308 or via email at gfowler@astate.edu.

Plans announced for Black History Month 2006

Black History Month 2006 begins Wednesday, Feb. 1, and continues through the entire month with activities scheduled nearly every day. The National Pan-Hellenic Council, the United Voices Choir, the Destiny Illusion Poetry Club, Phi Beta Sigma Fraternity, Inc., the Strong-Turner Alumni Association, the Division of Student Affairs, Sigma Gamma Rho Sorority, Inc. and the Department of Teacher Education are hosting events during Black History Month. To see a detailed list, go here. Or, for more information contact Jerrod Lockhart at 972-2055 or via email at jlockhar@astate.edu.

Memphis Symphony to perform Friday
The Memphis Symphony Orchestra will perform at 7:30 p.m. this Friday in Riceland Hall of Fowler Center, returning with more than 60 musicians for the concert, which will feature violin soloist Tai Murray. Performance tickets for the Fowler Center concert may be purchased by calling 972-2781, or online at http://tickets.astate.edu. Prices are $30 and $20 for adults; $23 and $15 for ASU faculty and staff, senior adults, and K-12 students; with a special ASU student rate of $10 and $6. For more details, see the NewsPage.

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Happy New Year and welcome back to the campus! We greatly appreciate all the information and feedback sent to us. As always, we welcome your suggestions. Should you have any, please send ideas and comments to tmoore@astate.edu or to hart@astate.edu or access an online form to provide feedback anonymously.

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