Inside ASU, News for Faculty & Staff, Arkansas State University
98th Year

Feb. 20, 2008

Calendar highlights:

Visiting Artist/Scholar Lecture Series presents Dr. Maria Buszek, tonight, 7 p.m., Fine Arts Recital Hall

CMVAS lecture, tonight,
7 p.m., ASU Museum Room 182

"The Stone Carvers," documentary film presentation, Thursday, Feb. 21, 4 p.m., ASU Museum Room 182

University Planning Committee meeting, Friday, Feb. 22, 9 a.m., library, 8th floor

CoB Entrepreneurship Week presents Dr. James J. Chrisman, Monday, Feb. 25, 11:30 a.m., Student Union Auditorium


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Lecture-Concert Series presents Dr. Henry Louis Gates Jr.
UPDATE: This lecture has been canceled. For details, see the NewsPage release. Noted scholar and cultural critic Dr. Henry Louis Gates Jr. is the featured speaker in the 11th event of Arkansas State University’s 2007-2008 Lecture-Concert Series. All Lecture-Concert Series events are free and open to the public. Gates will present a lecture, “Bridging the Digital Divide: W. E. B. Du Bois and the Encarta Africana,” on Thursday, Feb. 28, at 7 p.m. in Centennial Hall. One of the United States' most influential cultural critics, Dr. Henry Louis Gates Jr. is both an eloquent commentator and a formidable intellectual force on multicultural and African American issues. Dr. Gates's appearance is sponsored by the Office of Diversity and is part of ASU's Black History Month celebration.

Hannah wins 2008 ASCPA Outstanding CPA Award
Russ Hannah, Finance and Administration, was recently named the winner of the Arkansas Society of Certified Public Accountants (ASCPA) Outstanding CPA in Government Award for 2008. Hannah will be recognized at the ASCPA annual convention's awards luncheon in New Orleans in September. As the state winner of this award, Hannah is a nominee for the American Institute of Certified Public Accountants (AICPA) Outstanding CPA in Government Award, a national honor.

ASU Wind Ensemble presents a concert for Sharp County
The Arkansas State University Wind Ensemble will present its fourth concert of the 2007-2008 season on Monday, Feb. 25, at 7:30 p.m., in Riceland Hall. This Wind Ensemble concert, "Reflections and Remembrances," is a concert for the people of Sharp County in the aftermath of the storms and tornadoes that recently afflicted that county and region. Although admission to this concert is free, the Department of Music will be accepting monetary donations to benefit the people of Sharp County. For details, e-mail Dr. Tim Oliver, director of bands, or see the NewsPage release.

ASU Jazz Band performs twice during Black History Month
The ASU Jazz Band, directed by Dr. E. Ron Horton, has two performances scheduled to celebrate Black History Month. The band will perform Thursday, Feb. 21, from 11 a.m.-12 noon in the Student Union Center Court. The band will also perform in concert Tuesday, Feb. 26, at 7:30 p.m. in Fowler Center’s Riceland Hall. This concert will feature discussions of the vast influence African Americans have had on one of America’s most important artistic and cultural contributions to the world, jazz. Admission to both performances is free, and the public is invited. For details, call the Department of Music at ext. 2094, or see the NewsPage release.

ASU Day at First Security Bank will be held Friday, Feb. 22
All ASU faculty, staff, and students are invited to attend First Security Bank's ASU Day on Friday, Feb. 22, from 8 a.m.-5 p.m. Drawings for prizes are at 5:30 p.m. Free refreshments are offered all day, and there will be hourly drawings for prizes. First Security Bank is located at 1341 Stadium Boulevard, Jonesboro. Click here for details.

Wilson/Distinguished Service Awards nominations due
Nominations are now being accepted for the 2008 R. E. Lee Wilson Citizenship Award and the Distinguished Service Awards. The deadline for application is Friday, Feb. 22. Incomplete or late nomination/applications will not be considered. Forms are available online. Submissions should go to University Advancement's Jill Bristow at ext. 3362.

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