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99th Year

Jan. 21, 2009

Calendar highlights:

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

2009 Delta National Small Prints Exhibition opening reception, Thursday, Jan. 22, 5 p.m., Bradbury Gallery, Fowler Center


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Today brings conclusion of ASU's King Celebration
Today, 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, contact Kimberley Johnson, at ext. 2055.

ASU Moot Court team wins national championship
Dr. Hans Hacker, Political Science, and coach of ASU's Moot Court teams, recently  returned with his team from the 2009 American Collegiate Moot Court Association's national tournament, held at the Chapman School of Law, Orange County, Ca, bringing home a national championship. Ryan Mullenix of Jonesboro and Abram Skarda of Des Arc won the Petitioner’s Brief competition and are 2009 American Collegiate Moot Court national champions. Nate Conley, a junior political science major from Mountain View, and Nick Adkins, a senior communications major from Pocahontas, took 5th place in the same competition. I
n November, the ASU Moot Court team competed in a regional competition, the Southwestern Regional Championships, held at the Texas Tech University Law School in Lubbock, and garnered two top speaker awards there. Brian Rambin, a senior from Jonesboro, and Ashton Gilstrap, a sophomore from North Little Rock were ASU’s first-place team at regionals, with the team of Marlon Lemons of West Memphis, a freshman political science major, and Jervonne Newsome of Jonesboro, a political science/philosophy double major, also qualifying for national competition. ASU's Moot Court team is housed in the College of Humanities and Social Sciences. For details and photographs, see the NewsPage release.

Sue Marlay to present session at annual conference
Sue Marlay, University College, has had a session proposal accepted for NAFSA: Association of International Educators’ annual conference in Los Angeles in May, 2009.  This conference, the premier professional development opportunity for international educators, attracts more than 10,000 participants and exhibitors. Marlay’s session proposal was one of 200 accepted from the more than 500 submissions received. She will chair a session on developing an institutional policy on permanent residency services and present along with an immigration attorney and international educators from Indiana University-Bloomington and the University of Colorado-Boulder.

Lecture-Concert Series presents guitarist Marcin Dylla
Acclaimed Polish classical guitarist Marcin Dylla is the featured performer in the seventh event of Arkansas State University’s Lecture-Concert Series. Dylla will present a Marcin Dyllaselection of virtuosic masterpieces, performing works ranging from the Romantic era to the 21st century, on Tuesday, Jan. 27, at 7:30 p.m. in the Fine Arts Recital Hall, Fine Arts Center. Dylla frequently performs works by composers Joaquin Rodrigo, Alexander Tansman, Nicholas Maw, and Manuel Ponce, Jerzy Bauer, and Feliks Horecki. This event, like all events in the Lecture-Concert Series, is free and open to the public. The lecture is co-sponsored by the ASU Guitar Guild and the Guitar Foundation of America. For details, contact Dr. Gil Fowler, associate dean for the Honors College, at ext. 2308, or see the NewsPage release for Dylla's program for this Lecture-Concert appearance.

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