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Feb. 5, 2010

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Department of Music presents Wind Ensemble in concert tonight,
7:30 p.m., Riceland Hall, Fowler Center

Fowler Center Series presents Synergy Brass Quintet, Thursday, Feb. 11, 7:30 p.m., Riceland Hall, Fowler Center



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Arkansas Review publishes December 2009 issue
The latest issue of Arkansas Review:  A Journal of Delta Studies has recently been published. The December 2009 issue (Volume 40, Number 3) includes interviews with folklorist and fiddler Alan Jabbour and poet Ed Madden. Jabbour, who gave a lecture-performance at ASU in March of 2009, discusses musical and cemetery traditions of the Delta region with interviewer Dr. Gregory Hansen, English and Folklore. Madden, an Arkansas native, will be giving a reading of his poetry during the 16th annual Delta Symposium this coming April. Arkansas Review publishes scholarly articles, creative fiction and non-fiction, poetry, and artwork pertaining to the Mississippi Delta Region, as well as regular features such as Book Reviews and Delta Sources and Resources. The journal is published three times per year. Single issues are available for $7.50; subscriptions cost $20.00 (U.S.), $25.00 (Canada); and $26.00 (elsewhere). Contact for copies and subscriptions.  For details, see Arkansas Review's website.

College of Business celebrates Entrepreneur Day Feb. 8
Dr. Erick Chang, Management, announces that the College of Business will hold three entrepreneurship activities during the spring semester; the Family Business Management class will organize the first two eventss. First, the college will celebrate Entrepreneurship Day on Monday, Feb. 8, the birthday of economist and political scientist Joseph Alois Schumpeter (b. 1883). Schumpeter, who popularized the term "creative destruction," is credited with the foundation of the theory of business cycles and much of the research on entrepreneurship. The second activity is the "Who's Your Entrepreneur Icon?" contest, a writing contest open to ASU freshmen and sophomores. The competition closes Wednesday, March 17, and students are asked to submit one short essay that answers the question and identifies an entrepreneurial icon. Prizes of $100, $50, and $25 will be awarded to the three top essays. In addition to these events, the College of Business will send three undergraduate teams to participate in the Tri-State Donald W. Reynolds Governor's Cup, the premier business plan competition for college students. For details, contact Dr. Erick Chang, ext. 3430.

Humanities and Social Sciences presents seminar series
Dr. Rollin Tusalem
, Political Science, will give the first of a series of research presentations by faculty members in the College of Humanities and Social Sciences in the college's spring seminar series. Dr. Tusalem will speak on Tuesday, Feb. 9, from 4-5 p.m. in Wilson Hall 217C (the Konold Room). Dr. Tusalem will present “The Politicization of the Military and Democratic Consolidation.” Subsequent presentations will be given at the same time and place by Dr. Gregory Hansen, English and Folklore  (Tuesday, Feb. 23), Dr. Kevin Shafer (Tuesday, March 2), Heritage Studies doctoral student Lisa Perry (Tuesday, March 16), Dr. Veena Kulkarni, Sociology (Tuesday, March 30), and Dr. Michael Botts, Criminology (April 6). Faculty, staff, and students from across the University are welcome to attend. For details, contact the series coordinator, Dr. Veena Kulkarni, ext. 3331, or see the NewsPage release.

Middle East Studies night set for Feb. 9
ASU’s Annual Middle East Studies night will be Tuesday, Feb. 9, in Fowler Center.  A variety of Middle Eastern foods will be available free for tasting. Recipients of the 2010-11 Middle East Studies Grants will be announced. The event will begin with a reception at 6 p.m., and food will be available at 6:30 p.m. A short program at 7 p.m. will feature those who received grants for the previous year. For details, contact Dr. Gil Fowler, associate dean, Honors College, and chair of the ASU Middle East Studies Committee, ext. 2308.

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