Sara Richardson to sign copies of book Feb. 13
ASU alumna Sara Richardson of Hot Springs, who graduated from ASU in 2001, has had her new book,
published by Llumina Press. She will appear at a book signing at Barnes
and Noble Booksellers on Saturday, Feb. 13, from 1-4 p.m.
Richardson, originally from Booneville, was raised on a chicken
farm. Her love of writing started at age thirteen, when she finished her
first novel. After graduating as valedictorian from high school, she
received a full scholarship to ASU, where she majored in math and
minored in journalism. After graduating from
ASU magna cum laude in 2001 with a
bachelor’s degree in education, she moved to Texas and started
her teaching career in math, English, American Sign Language and
journalism. Currently, she is teaching seventh and eighth grade math in
Hot Springs, Arkansas.
“Jake” concerns a young woman who is faced with a difficult choice
when confronted with a serious illness, asking the question of how a
person cures a "dying soul.”
For details, contact Dr. Nancy
director, Alumni Publications, at ext. 2451, or see the
Humanities and Social Sciences presents
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. 16,
from 4-5 p.m. in Wilson Hall 217C (the Konold Room). (This lecture
was formerly scheduled for Tuesday, Feb. 9, but was postponed due to
inclement weather.)Dr. Tusalem will present “The Politicization of
the Military and Democratic Consolidation.” 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
Rick Stroud is part of Journalism
Alumni Speakers Series
Rick Stroud, a native of St. Petersburg, Fla., will be the second
speaker in the spring resumption of the Journalism Alumni Speakers
Series at ASU Monday-Tuesday,
Feb. 15-16 in the College of Communications. Stroud, a 1982 graduate of ASU,
is a National Football
League reporter for the St. Petersburg Times and ESPN. He
began working for the Times shortly after
graduating from ASU and has
more than 25 years of
experience in multi-media journalism. While
at ASU, he was sports editor of The Herald and a scholarship baseball
For the past six years, Stroud has been one of five NFL Insiders
appearing weekly on ESPN2’s First Take and has contributed regularly on
ESPN’s SportsCenter, NFL Live, and Outside the Lines.
For details, contact Dr.
Joel Gambill, chair, the Department of Journalism, at ext. 3075,
or see the NewsPage
Lecture-Concert Series presents McMurtery/Volker duo
Flutist John McMurtery and guitarist Mark Volker will perform in concert
in the eleventh event of Arkansas State University’s Lecture-Concert
Series on Monday, Feb. 15, at7:30 p.m. in ASU’s Fine Arts Center
Recital Hall. This performance is
co-sponsored by the ASU Guitar Guild, and the event is free and open to
the public. McMurtery and Volker will perform a variety
of classical pieces.
will include Astor Piazzola’s “Histoire du Tango: Bordel 1900, Café
1930, Nightclub 1960, and Concert d’aujourd’hui;” Heitor Villa-Lobos’ “
Distribution of Flowers;” Toru Takemitsu’s “Voice;” and Robert Beaser’s
“Mountain Songs for Flute and Guitar: Barbara Allen, The House
Carpenter, He’s Gone Away, and Cindy.” Mark Volker will also present a
new composition of his own.
McMurtery is a founding member of
Luna Nova, and
Volker, also a member of
Luna Nova, has developed a growing reputation as
a versatile composer and guitarist.
For details, contact
Honors College, at ext. 2308, or see the
Meir Z. Ribalow to present three public
lectures Feb. 18-19
An Arkansan audience will have a chance to compare favorites with
noted film historian
Meir Z. Ribalow after his free public lecture, “How Hollywood portrays
most representative films,” Thursday, Feb. 18, at 7 p.m. in ASU’s
Drama Theatre, Fowler Center. Ribalow’s lecture is sponsored by the
Studies PhD program and the
Department of Theatre at ASU.
Gary Jones Films
in Little Rock is providing three DVDs--copies of each film Ribalow will
discuss in his lecture--and audience members will have a chance to win a
copy of one of the three movies. What are the three films?
Audience members will have to attend Ribalow's talk to learn the titles
and have a chance to win.
Ribalow will make two additional
public presentations on Friday, Feb. 19. First, he will read from his
own work and that of the New River Dramatists at 11 a.m. in the Spring
River room of the Reng Student Services Center/Student Union. He will
present a talk at 2 p.m. in the Drama Theatre, Fowler Center, about
his career as a playwright and director.
For details, contact Dr. Clyde Milner,
director, the Heritage Studies PhD program, at ext. 3509, or see the
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