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99th Year

Jan. 14, 2009

Calendar highlights:

Fowler Center Series presents the Ma'alot Quintet, Friday,
Jan. 16, 7:30 p.m., Riceland Hall,
Fowler Center

2009 Soil and Water Education Conference, Thursday, Jan. 22, Convocation Center


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Dr. Zibluk, Byars, have paper accepted at conference
Dr. Jack Zibluk and Holly Hall Byars, Journalism, are co-authors of the paper "ThHolly Hall Byarse Orphan Copyright Act: An Open Door or a Deluge?" This paper has been accepted for presentation at the Association of Educators in Journalism and Mass Communication (AEJMC) Midwinter Conference at the University of Oklahoma in March. The paper, an analysis of a proposed overhaul in the U.S. copyright law, examines the implications of the proposal and suggests guidelines for copyright holders and copyright users under the act, which is expected to be considered in the next session of the U.S. Congress.

Fine Arts Center Gallery presents work by Maritza Davila
The Fine Arts Center Gallery at ASU presents “Ancestry, Culture and Other Influences,” an exhibition of recent work by Memphis printmaker Maritza Davila. An opening reception honoring the artist will be held Tuesday, January 20 from 5-6:30 p.m. “Ancestry, Culture, and Other Influences," will be on view through Thursday, Feb. 12. Davila is a professor of Fine Arts at the Memphis College of Art, where she has taught printmaking and foundations since 1982. She is also owner of the printmaking studio Atabeira Press. Born in Santurce, Puerto Rico, she received a BA in Art Education at the University of Puerto Rico in 1974 and an MFA in painting and printmaking at Pratt Institute, Brooklyn, New York, in 1977. The Fine Arts Center Gallery is open from 10 a.m.-5 p.m. Monday-Friday. For details, contact the Department of Art at ext. 3050, or see the NewsPage release for images of Davila's work emphasizing identity.            

2008-2009 ASU Factbook now available
The Office of Institutional Research, Planning, and Assessment announces that the 2008-2009 Arkansas State University Factbook is now available. Download the Factbook from this link-- or request a hard copy of the Factbook by contacting the office at ext. 3027.

2009 Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. Celebration sets events
ASU’s Office of Multicultural Affairs announces this year’s Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. Celebration, “A Legacy of Hope.” Various events will take place throughout Jonesboro and on the campus of ASU-Jonesboro. On Monday, Jan. 19, the northeast Arkansas and citywide observance of Martin Luther King Day will begin with a parade starting at Fisher Street Church of God in Christ, 125 N. Fisher Street. The parade route will follow Johnson Avenue to ASU’s Centennial Hall. The post-parade program in Centennial Hall will begin at 11 a.m. and will feature keynote speaker Dr. Lonnie R. Williams,  associate vice chancellor, Student Affairs.
On Tuesday, Jan. 20, at 10:30 a.m., in the Student Union Auditorium, a presidential inauguration reception in honor of President-elect Barak Obama will be held. Light refreshments will be offered in Heritage Lounge. Also on Tuesday, Jan. 20, Alpha Phi Alpha fraternity presents an art exhibition, “A Night with Martin and Friends,” at 7 p.m. in Centennial Hall.
On Wednesday, Jan. 21, ASU’s Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. Celebration concludes with speaker Dr. Samuel Billy Kyles, who will discuss the legacy of Dr. King. Dr. Kyles, the last living eyewitness to the assassination of Dr. King, will speak at 6 p.m. in the Student Union. For details, see the NewsPage release.

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