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99th Year

Feb. 23, 2009

Calendar highlights:

Department of Music presents ASU Jazz Band with Dr. Marc Dickman tonight, 7:30 p.m.,
Riceland Hall, Fowler Center

CoHSS seminar series presents Dr. Gregory Hansen,"Occupational Folklife in Iowa," Tuesday, Feb. 24,
3:30-4:30 p.m.,
Wilson 217C

Department of Music presents first Chancellor's Concert, Tuesday, Feb. 24,
 7:30 p.m.,
Riceland Hall,
Fowler Center


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Dr. Bednarz to present lecture on Galápagos species
Dr. Jim Bednarz, Wildlife Ecology, will present a lecture, “Studying Evolution on the Galápagos Islands: Following in the Footsteps of Darwin” Wednesday, Feb. Dr. Jim Bednarz25, at 4 p.m., in Room 219, Laboratory Sciences Center, East Wing. This presentation is part of the month-long celebration of Darwin’s 200th birthday and the 150th anniversary of the publication of Darwin’s landmark book, “The Origin of Species by Means of Natural Selection.” This presentation is open to the public. Dr. Bednarz, with his colleagues and students, has, since 1990, been studying the Galápagos Hawk. This species exhibits a rare mating system, ooperative polyandry, in which multiple male hawks mate with one female and equally share duties required to raise young hawks. For details, contact the Department of Biological Sciences, ext. 3082, or see the NewsPage release.

Dr. Rahill presents paper on lay injectionists (picuristes)
Dr. Guitele Rahill, Social Work, recently made a presentation in Little RockDr. Guitele Rahill to the State of Arkansas Health Department, "The Practice and Use of Picuristes/Lay Injectionists Among Haitian Immigrants in Miami-Dade County, Florida: Implications for Collection of Surveillance Data with Immigrant Populations in Northeast Arkansas." The invitation to speak resulted from information Dr. Rahill shared with Dr. Roderick, HIV prevention manager for the State of Arkansas, at ASU’s first-ever World AIDS Day conference in December 2008. In addition, Dr. Rahill has also been invited by the National Institutes of Health of the National Center for Minority Health Disparities to submit an abstract to the American Journal of Public Health: Special Issue: The Science of Eliminating Health Disparities. The manuscript is entitled "Correlates of Picuriste/Injectionist Use Among Miami-Date County, Florida, Haitian Immigrants Engaged in Health-Seeking." For more on Dr. Rahill's research on lay injectionists, or picuristes, see this link at Reuters AlertNet.

Pre-enrollment deadline for writers' workshops set
In conjunction with Delta Blues Symposium XV: Celebrating a Century of Delta Culture, Arkansas State University's English and Philosophy Department welcomes wrJanis Kearneyiters Janis Kearney and Dale Smith to the campus of ASU-Jonesboro on Friday-Saturday, April 3-4. Smith, an acclaimed poet, will read with Kearny on Friday night, April 3, at 7:30 Dale Smithp.m. in the Grand Hall, Fowler Center, 201 Olympic Drive, Jonesboro. Both Kearney and Smith will conduct writers’ workshops on Saturday, April 4. The reading and the workshops are free and open to the public. Janice Kearney will meet with participants from 8:30-10:45 a.m. in the ASU Student Union, Room 1909, 101 North Caraway Road, Jonesboro. Dale Smith will meet with participants from 8:30-10:45 a.m. in the Pine Tree Room of the Student Union. Write Creative Writing Workshops, c/o Dr. Gregory Hansen, Box 1890, Dept. of English and Philosophy, Arkansas State University, State University, AR,  72467-1890. Workshop participants must pre-enroll by submitting either 10-15 pages of fiction or memoir writing or 3-5 poems. Entries must be postmarked by Wednesday, March 18. For more information, contact the Department of English and Philosophy at ext. 3043, or see the NewsPage release.  

Second annual Kelsey Hall Classic to be held
The second annual Kelsey Hall Classic, benefitting the Kelsey Hall Excellence in Agriculture Memorial Scholarship at ASU, will be held at RidgePointe Country Club on Saturday, March 7. The tennis tournament (doubles tennis in a round-robin format) will start at 5 p.m. A social will begin at 6 p.m. in the 19th Hole. The entry fee of $125 includes the tennis fee and social for one person, as well as an official Kelsey Hall Classic t-shirt. Admission to the social is $75 per person. Kelsey Hall, who died in June 2007, farmed in the Valley View community, and the scholarship named for him is awarded to students majoring in agricultural business. For details, or to obtain entry forms, contact Lindsay Burnett, director, University Development, ext. 2986.

University Planning Committee meetings scheduled
Reminder: The first meeting of the University Planning Committee is scheduled for today at 10 a.m., followed by a second meeting on Friday, March 13, at 9 a.m. Discussion of fees will occur at the March 13 meeting. Both meetings will be held in the Library Board Room (8th Floor).   

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