Theme set for Black History Month
"The Souls of Black Folks...His
Story, Her Story, Your Story, Our Story," will serve as the theme
for Arkansas State University's recognition and celebration of
February as Black History Month. February at ASU features various
activities to celebrate and reflect upon Black history. The 2nd
annual "Food for the Soul" Soul Food Dinner kicks off the month's
activities on Thursday, Feb. 1, at 5-7 p.m. at the ASU Armory. The
dinner, sponsored by the Office of Multicultural Affairs and the
Strong-Turner Chapter of the ASU Alumni Association, will feature
guest speaker Pastor Brandon Walker and soloist LaToya Carthon. For
details, click on the NewsPage release.
Eastern feast at Middle East Studies Night dinner
Middle East Studies Night, including food
tasting of Middle East delights, will be held Monday, Feb. 5,
beginning at 6:30 p.m. in the Grand Hall of Fowler Center. The night
is sponsored by the ASU Middle East Studies Committee (MESC) and is
open to the public. The agenda includes food tasting at 6:30 p.m.
followed by presentations by students and faculty who visited the
Middle East in the last year on grants provided by MESC. The program
concludes with announcements of the upcoming year's grants. The menu
includes babaganoush with pita chips, stuffed grape leaves with
yogurt sauce, hummus, tabouli, Mediterranean feta salad, chicken and
lamb kabobs, baklava, and Arabic tea.
ASU Theatre presents
'The House of Yes'
The ASU Theatre will produce
"The House of Yes" by Wendy MacLeod in Fowler Center on
Friday-Saturday, Feb. 9-10 and Tuesday-Wednesday, Feb. 13-14 at 7:30
p.m. A "meet the company" dessert reception will
follow the Feb. 9 opening night performance. The play is under the
stage direction of Molly Simpson, professor of theatre.
Scenic and lighting design are under the direction of Bob Simpson,
professor of theatre. Costume designer for the production is
Kelly Schaefer, assistant professor of theatre. Tickets are $10
($8 in advance). Reservations are highly recommended. To purchase
tickets from the ASU Central Box Office in the Convocation Center,
call 972-ASU1, or purchase tickets online at tickets.astate.edu.
This play is suitable for mature audiences only, and children under
the age of six will not be admitted. For details, see the
ASU Pride Day 2007 Celebration
The ASU Student Activities
Board, Student Government Association, and Student Leadership Board
will host the 10th annual Pride Day Celebration Thursday, Feb.
8. The festivities begin at 9 a.m. with the judging of the Office
Door Decoration Contest. All ASU students are invited to stop by the
Student Union Center Court from 11 a.m.-1 p.m. to spin the Prize
Wheel for free A-State merchandise. The Pride Day Awards Reception
will be held in the Student Union Auditorium at 2 p.m. SGA president
Tiffany Frazier will read a proclamation from Gov. Mike Beebe
declaring Pride Day an official day of celebration, and the
Princess, Brave, and Chief Big Track Awards will be presented, along
with the Lt. Colonel Barney Smith Award. Thursday night, ASU hosts
Louisiana-Lafayette at the Convocation Center; tip-off is 7:05 p.m.
For details, contact the Student Activities Board at ext. 2055.
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