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Feb. 11, 2009

Calendar highlights:

2009 Agribusiness Conference today,
8 a.m.-3:30 p.m., Fowler and Convocation Centers,

Fowler Center Series presents Tiempo Libre, Thursday, Feb. 12, 7:30 p.m., Riceland Hall, Fowler Center

ASU Theatre presents "Talk Radio," Friday-Saturday, Feb. 13-14, Tuesday-Wednesday, Feb. 17-18, 7:30 p.m., Fowler Center



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Dr. Risch is local host for three-day conservation seminar
Dr. Tom Risch, Animal Ecology, is the local host, along with the Arkansas Game and Fish Commission, of a three-day seminar taking place at ASU. The seminar begins today and will examine mammal conservation, particularly that of two species of bats, the Rafinesque's Big-Eared Bat and the Southeastern Myotis. Today's event, the Rafinesque's Big-Eared Bat working group, will meet in the Mockingbird Room, Student Union, from 1:30-3 p.m. and will feature various speakers in general session, special presentations, and working sessions. For details, see the NewsPage release. Thursday and Friday's Program will consist of the Southeastern Myotis Bat diversity network meeting and a colloquium on the conservation of mammals in the Southeastern United States. For details, contact Dr. Tom Risch via cell phone at (870) 926-1917.

ASU Convocation Center begins Taylor Swift ticket sales
The 2008 top-selling artist Taylor Swift and her "Fearless 2009" tour will take the Convocation Center by storm for one night only on Friday, April 24, with special guests Kellie Pickler and Gloriana. Tickets go on sale to the public Friday, Feb. 13, at 10 a.m. Tickets are $49.50, $39.50 and $20 (plus applicable service fees). Purchase tickets online, or by calling (870) 972-ASU1 or toll-free at (888) ASU-FANS. For details, call Frances Hart, director of marketing, the Convocation Center, at ext. 3870.

Lecture-Concert Series presents pianist Joel Fan Feb. 16
Joel Fan, acclaimed pianist of Yo-Yo Ma’s Silk Road Ensemble, is the featured performer in the next event of Arkansas State University’s Lecture-Concert Series. Joel Fan will present “World Keys: Music from the Americas” on Monday, Feb. 16 at Joel Fan
7:30 p.m. in Riceland Hall, Fowler Center. 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 Department of Music.
“World Keys” is Joel Fan’s debut solo recording and was released in June 2006. The Los Angeles Times called the release “a technical wonder,” and it also demonstrates Fan’s interest in new works from artists around the world. Fan’s repertoire is extensive and eclectic. To listen to Joel Fan perform, click here. For details, contact Dr. Gil Fowler, ext. 2308, or see the NewsPage release.

CoHSS announces spring seminar series starting Feb. 17
The College of Humanities and Social Sciences will be sponsoring a seminar series with speakers and presentations from different departments in the college. The seminars will be held on Tuesdays and Thursdays from 3:30 p.m. to 4:30 p.m. in Wilson 217C ( the Konold Room). The series will begin Tuesday, Feb. 17, with Dr. Rollin Tusalem, Political Science. The series runs through Tuesday, April 14. For details, contact Dr. Veena Kulkarni, series coordinator, at ext. 3331, or see the NewsPage release for the full slate of seminars and speakers.

Celebrations honoring Darwin to be held Feb. 11-12
Reminder: ASU's Department of Biological Sciences will once again observe the birthday of Charles Darwin, father of evolutionary biology, with two events this week.
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. An additional observation takes place on Feb. 12, at 4 p.m., in ASU's Hall of Science, where a birthday party, complete with cake, will be held in honor of Darwin. The public is invited to attend. (The Hall of Science is located in ASU's Laboratory Sciences Center, East Wing). For details, contact Dr. Aldemaro Romero at ext. 3082, or see the NewsPage release.
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