Feb. 26, 2007

Calendar highlights:

* ASU Tribe, Jazz Lab Band, Monday, Feb. 26, 7:30 p.m., Student Union Auditorium

* David Starobin, guitarist, Tuesday, Feb. 27, Student Union Auditorium

George Crumb, composer, and David Starobin, Thursday, March 1, 7:30 p.m., Riceland Hall, Fowler Center


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Dr. Robert Engelken writes guidebook to college life
Dr. Robert Engelken, Engineering, has written a book, "How to (Not) Fall Flat on Your Face in College: Where the Nose Meets the Grindstone or the
Face Hits the Floor." From Trafford Publishing, the 516-page personal guidebook for students explores candidly how students can avoid numerous pitfalls leading to mediocrity or failure in college, strategies that star college students use to excel, and strategies that high school students can use to prepare solidly for college. The book also frankly discusses self-definition, purpose, character, cause and effect, investment in the future, work ethic, social factors, and numerous other issues that frequently influence college success. The book is currently being distributed by www.trafford.com, Amazon.com, and chapters.indigo.ca.

Smithsonian rep's Heritage Studies lecture cancelled

The lecture by Dr. Richard Kurin, director of the Center for Folklife and Cultural Heritage at the Smithsonian Institution, has been cancelled due to a family medical emergency. The lecture was originally set for Thursday, March 1, at 4 p.m.

Tribe, Jazz Lab Band to perform Big Band favorites

The Department of Music at ASU will present the ASU Tribe and the Jazz Lab Band on Monday, Feb. 26, 2007 at 7:30 in the Student Union Auditorium, under the direction of Ron Horton. Pieces include the Count Basie Orchestra's "Shiny Stockings," Don Menza's "Groovin' Hard," and others. The concert is free and open to the public. For details, see NewsRelease.

Black History Month films back by popular demand
Reminder: In a finale to Black History Month, the ASU Museum is reprising "In Our Own Backyard: History in the Making," on Tuesday, Feb. 27, in Museum Room 182. The program features two documentary films. At 2:30 p.m., Dr. Robert Franklin's "Reconciliation and the Elaine, Arkansas Race Riot of 1919: Forgive or Forget" will be shown. At 3:30 p.m., David Appleby's "Hoxie: The First Stand" will be shown. Admission is free, and the running time for each film is one hour. For details, see NewsRelease.

Counseling Center continues 'Love on the Rocks'
The ASU Counseling Center will conclude its “Love on the Rocks” series with three lectures in March. On Thursday, March 1, 1 p.m.-2 p.m., Dr. Loretta Brewer will present “What about the ‘M’ word?”  She will explain the question of marriage and the importance of vision. On Monday, March 5, Dr. Shebby Neeley-Goodwin will present “Women and Violence” from 1 p.m.-2 p.m. This lecture will cover violence against women as any act that is directed toward women based solely on gender. In the final lecture, Patricia Holt will explain how the search for glory can help or hinder love relationships in “Battling Perfectionism” on Tuesday, March 27, from 12:30 p.m.-1:30 p.m. All lectures will be held in the Osage Room of the Reng Student Services Center and are open to the public. For more information, see NewsRelease.

Library exhibition honors local African-Americans
Reminder: The Dean B. Ellis Library, in collaboration with the African-American Cultural Center of Jonesboro, hosts the African-American History of Jonesboro exhibit through March 15. The exhibit features pictures, information, and artifacts of African-American culture and history in Jonesboro. Discover people like D.W. Hughes, the man who founded Booker T. Washington High School, the area's only black high school before desegregation, and Elizabeth (Liz) McKinney Howard, the first African-American woman to be employed by ASU. Take the stairs or elevator across from the Circulation Desk to the third floor and exit into the exhibit and programs area. For details, contact April Sheppard.

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