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98th Year

Jan. 9, 2008

Calendar highlights:

Centennial Celebration Commission meeting today, 3 p.m., Boardroom, 8th floor, Dean B. Ellis Library

Lecture-Concert Series presents Luna Nova New Music Ensemble, Monday, Jan. 14,
7:30 p.m., Fowler Center



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Dr. Fears elected to board of Arkansas Humanities Council
Dr. Lillie M. Fears, Journalism, was recently elected to the board of directors of theArkansas Humanities Council (AHC), a nonprofit corporation promoting public understanding, appreciation, and use of the humanities. The board consists of 24 directors, 18 elected by the board, and six appointed by the Governor of Arkansas. ACH
was established in 1974 to develop a statewide program to acquaint Arkansans with the various fields of study that comprise the humanities and to provide financial support for well-planned projects, such as community history projects for citizens, reading/discussion groups for public library patrons, workshops on foreign languages and cultures for teachers, and museum exhibits on topics in Arkansas prehistory or history.

ASU's Student Union offices will be open extended hours
The following offices in the Student Union are now open extended hours, for students' convenience, through Friday, Jan. 25: Student Account Services, Cashier's Window, Financial Aid, Registrar, Residence Life, Admissions, Testing Center, Disability Services, and Counseling and Career Services. Hours of operation will be 8 a.m.-6 p.m., Monday-Thursday, and 8 a.m.-5 p.m. on Friday.

Convocation of Callers begins Jan. 21
The new and improved spring phonathon is almost here. It will run for eight nights--Jan. 21-22, Jan. 28-31, and Feb. 11-12. Faculty and student callers will meet at the Mockingbird Room in the Student Union from 6-8:30 p.m. on those evenings to call alumni and ask for their annual gifts to their academic departments and colleges. Make your reservations by contacting Elaine Poynter, Office of Development, ext. 2718.

'Softly Bound' to open at ASU's Fine Arts Center Gallery
"Softly Bound," an exhibition of three-dimensional work from Etty Horowitz and Joyce Martin, will open at the Fine Arts Center Art Gallery on Tuesday, Jan. 15, with a
n opening reception to be held Tuesday, Jan. 15, from 56:30 p.m. Horowitz and Martin address multiple aspects of femininity, acknowledging and rejecting various archetypes of female identity. The exhibition will run through Friday, Feb. 15. Both exhibition and opening reception are free and open to the public. The Fine Arts Center Art Gallery is open from 10 a.m.-5 p.m., Monday through Friday. For details, contact the Department of Art at ext. 3050 or see the NewsPage release.

Boomerang scholarships available for Australia program
Its not too late to go Down Under this summer! A few seats remain open for the Summer in Australia program, and a limited number of Boomerang Scholarships are available to reduce tuition and fees. Faculty and staff discounts can be applied to the tuition portion of the trip fees, estimated at $4,861 for students. Applications are being accepted now through Feb. 15. For details, call Dr. Amy Pearce, ext. 3282 or Study Abroad advisor Carl Lindquist at ext. 3168. See the NewsPage release for more information.

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