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Jan. 28, 2008

Calendar highlights:

Bluegrass Monday presents Monroe Crossing,
Jan. 28

Lecture-Concert Series presents
Marian Liebowitz
, Tuesday, Jan. 29,
7:30 p.m., Riceland Hall, Fowler Center



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Black History Month events scheduled at ASU
The Office of Student Affairs at Arkansas State University in Jonesboro will sponsor “We Wear the Mask,” a celebration of Black History Month, beginning Friday, Feb. 1, and extending throughout the month. On Friday, Feb. 1, Black History Month begins with a special pair of exhibitions at the ASU Museum, collectively titled “Medium as Message.” Other highlights include a library exhibit, “Women of the Central High Crisis: The Politics of Gender and Desegregation,” student activities, the Strong-Turner Alumni Chapter's annual Soul Food Dinner, and notable speakers like Black Entertainment Television's host and producer, Jeff Johnson. The events culminate with the Lecture-Concert Series event featuring Dr. Henry Louis Gates, director of the W. E. B. DuBois Institute for African and African American research, lecturing on “Bridging the Digital Divide: W. E. B. DuBois and the Encarta Americana,” on Thursday, Feb. 28. For details on events, see the NewsPage release

Dr. Trauth's research used in Attenborough documentary
The research of Dr. Stanley Trauth, Zoology, was featured in "Life in Cold Blood," the BBC nature documentary by Sir David Attenborough, the most famous living nature documentarian in the world. Filming began in 2005, and Dr. Trauth's research is included in the segment, "Land Invaders (Amphibians)," which will be broadcast in the U.K. on Monday, Feb. 11. U.S. air dates have not yet been announced. Click here for more information on "Life in Cold Blood."

ASU is winner of 8th annual Delta awards for tourism
The 8th annual Delta Awards for tourism achievement in eastern Arkansas were presented during festivities Friday, Jan. 25, at the Technical Center for the Delta in Wynne. The event was sponsored by Arkansas Delta Byways, a nonprofit recognized by the Arkansas Department of Parks and Tourism as the official tourism promotion association for 15 eastern Arkansas counties. Arkansas Delta Byways is located on the ASU-Jonesboro campus and receives administrative support through ASU's Arkansas Heritage SITES office, directed by Dr. Ruth Hawkins. In the category "Cultural Heritage Awards," Lakeport Plantation, Chicot County, was the winner. Other finalists in the category included the Southern Tenant Farmers Museum, Poinsett County, and the St. Francis County Museum, St. Francis County. A news release lists all finalists.

Registration urged for ASU's Spring 2008 Job Fair
It's not too late to register for the ASU Spring 2008 Job Fairs in Centennial Hall, Reng Student Services Center/Student Union. The All Majors Job Fair and Graduate School Exposition is set for Tuesday, March 4, and the Education and Nursing and Health Professions Job Fair is set for Wednesday, March 5.  Booths are available on a first-come, first-served basis. Registration provides for a 6-foot by 8-foot booth, a 6-foot table, drapes, company signage and two chairs. Complimentary continental breakfast, lunch, beverages, and parking are provided by ASU. The ASU Job Fairs are the largest of their kind in the Mid-South, attracting on average 110 recruiting organizations and more than 700 students and alumni. For details, contact Dr. Ed Rayburn at ext. 3025 or visit the Career Services Center web site.

Mascot Selection Steering Committee to meet Wednesday
The Mascot Selection Steering Committee will meet Wednesday, Jan. 30, at 9 a.m. in the Chickasaw Room of the Student Union. The committee is expected to continue its work on the mascot selection process. The consultant, Jamie Skiles of Phoenix Design Works, will also attend the meeting.

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