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99th Year

Feb. 9, 2009

Calendar highlights:

Department of Music presents UT-Martin University Trio tonight, 7:30 p.m., Riceland Hall, Fowler Center

Inaugural Honors Lecture presents Dr. Mark Bauerlein, Tuesday, Feb. 10,
7 p.m., Student Union



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Faculty Women's Club Centennial Gala to be held Feb. 21
The ASU Faculty Women’s Club Centennial Gala originally scheduled for January 31 has been rescheduled for Saturday, February 21, at 5:30 p.m. in the Grand Hall, Fowler Center. All previously purchased tickets will be honored on this date. Parking will be available in the rear parking lot of the Fowler Center. For details, contact Barbara Doyle, ext. 2080, or Woodie Sue Herlein, ext. 3055.

2009 Agribusiness Conference at ASU to be held Feb. 11
The 15th annual ASU Agribusiness Conference will be held Wednesday, February 11, in the ASU Fowler and Convocation Centers. Onsite registration begins at 8 a.m. in Fowler Center. Lunch will be served in the Convocation Center at 12 noon. The luncheon address will feature John Phipps. Phipps is a farmer, columnist for Farm Journal magazine, and host of the U.S. Farm Report syndicated TV program, America’s longest-running farm television program. Since 1995, Phipps has received numerous awards for his agricultural writing, including agricultural writing’s highest award, Writer of the Year, in 2004. The morning general session features four speakers and a panel discussion, and the afternoon program features four special interest sessions. For telephone registration, contact Joy Holmes at ext. 3942. For details, contact Dr. Bert Greenwalt, professor of Agricultural Economics and conference organizer, at ext. 2221, or see the NewsPage release.

Fowler Center Series presents Tiempo Libre Feb. 12
The Fowler Center Series presents Tiempo Libre, one of today’s hottest young Latin bands, on Thursday, Feb. 12 at 7:30 p.m. in Riceland Hall, Fowler Center. Tiempo Libre, a classically trained group of Cuban musicians, now hails from Miami, although the group’s members once were trained at La Ena, Havana’s premier classical conservatory.  Tiempo Libre strives to reinterpret and reinvigorate traditional Cuban music for younger audiences and to serve as ambassadors of Cuba’s musical heritage while celebrating the American experience. Tickets for all Fowler Center Series events may be purchased by calling 870-972-2781 or 1-888-278-3267, or online. On performance evenings, the box office in Fowler Center opens one hour prior to the event. Ticket prices are $30 and $20 for adults; $24 and $16 for ASU faculty and staff; $23 and $15 for senior adults and K-12 students; and $10 and $6 for ASU students. Season ticket information, including prices, is available online or by calling Fowler Center at ext. 3471. For more on Tiempo Libre, see the NewsPage release.   
ASU Theatre presents 'Talk Radio,' opening Feb. 13
ASU Theatre announces the cast for its third production of the year, “Talk Radio,” by Eric Bogosian. “Talk Radio” will be performed Friday-Saturday, Feb. 13-14 and Tuesday-Wednesday, Feb. 17-18 at 7:30 p.m. at Fowler Center. The Pulitzer-nominated “Talk Radio” is about a contentious radio host, Barry Champlain, and it features Bogosian's trademark dark comedy. A “meet the company” dessert reception will follow the Friday, Feb.13 opening night performance. Tickets are $8 in advance and $10 at the door. Tickets may be purchased for reserved seating in advance at the ASU Central Box Office in the Convocation Center or by calling 972-ASU1. Tickets are also available online. For more information, visit the ASU Theatre online, or see the NewsPage release.

Celebrations honoring Darwin to be held Feb. 11-12
ASU's Department of Biological Sciences will once again observe the birthday of Charles Darwin, father of evolutionary biology.
As part of the celebration of the 200th anniversary of Charles Darwin’s birth, a talk about Down House, Darwin’s residence for most of his life, will take place Wednesday, Feb. 11, at 4 p.m., in Laboratory Sciences Center, East Wing, Room 219. Dr. Aldemaro Romero, chair, Biology, will present the lecture. Refreshments will be provided, and the public is welcome. The lecture is one of the events planned to recognize Darwin’s birthday, Thursday, Feb. 12. It is also one of the many events carried out by ASU and other universities throughout the country to commemorate 2009 as the “Year of Science.” For details, contact Dr. Aldemaro Romero at ext. 3082, or see the NewsPage release. 

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