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99th Year

March 2, 2009

Calendar highlights:

Science Flicks presents "Volcano," Tuesday, March 3, 5:30 p.m., Room 219,
Laboratory Sciences Center, East Wing

ASU Museum presents HiStory Time, Saturday, March 7, 2 p.m.


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Dr. Moeeni to deliver keynote speech
Dr. Farhad Moeeni, Computer Information Technology, will be one of the keynote speakers at the 4th International Conference on “Electronic Commerce with aDr. Farhad Moeeni Focus on Developing Countries.” The conference will be held in Penang, Malaysia, Nov. 3-4 of this year. The theme of the conference is various aspects of the Internet-based information and transaction systems, including e-commerce, e-government, e-supply chain, and e-business. The participants are primarily researchers from academia and some industries worldwide. The focus of Moeeni’s speech will be automatic identification technologies, especially radio-frequency identification (RFID).

'Hairspray' comes to the Convocation Center
The wildly popular and mildly subversive Broadway musical "Hairspray" comes to the ASU Convocation Center Saturday, March 7, at 7:30 p.m. Tickets are now on sale, and ticket prices are $55, $45, $38, and $29, plus applicable service fees. Tickets are available at the Central Box Office located in the lower red entrance of the Convocation Center, online (, at the Mall at Turtle Creek concierge desk, or by calling 870-972-ASU1 (2781) or 888-278-3267.

The Miracles of Baddour Center to perform with ASU choir
The ASU Department of Music and the Office of Disability Services will present the ASU Concert Choir in a joint performance with the Miracles Choir of Baddour Center. The concert will take place on Tuesday, March 10, at 11 a.m. in Riceland Hall, Fowler Center. The concert is free and open to the public.
The Miracles choir consists of a group of 24 musically gifted adults with mild to moderate disabilities who live at the Baddour Center, a residential community in Senatobia, Mississippi. The Miracles perform as part of ASU's Disabilities Awareness Week 2009, slated for March 10-17.
Information Technology's TechMessage now online
The February 2009 issue of the TechMessage is now available online at Inside the new issue, articles feature Dr. Jack Zibluk, Journalism, and his use of online tools to teach at ASU, including Facebook, Wiki, and Ning; an introduction to inAstate, an intranet information source for faculty, staff, and students; and an explanation of ASU's technology fee, as it applies to infrastructure/utility and faculty access to teaching and learning technology. The TechMessage is a monthly publication of Information and Technology Services at ASU.

Book sales benefit Hemingway-Pfeiffer
ASU's Hemingway-Pfeiffer Museum and Educational Center (HPMEC) will receive a percentage of sales from Barnes and Noble Booksellers in-store merchandise on Friday-Sunday, March 6-8. There is no additional cost to customers; supporters must simply mention the Hemingway-Pfeiffer Book Fair at the register prior to the transaction for purchases to count towards the Book Fair total. HPMEC staff will be in Barnes and  Noble at Jonesboro's Mall at Turtle Creek, but purchases in any Barnes & Noble store during those dates will help to  support HPMEC. Eligible merchandise includes books, music, and magazines. Gift cards, Barnes & Noble memberships, textbooks, magazine subscriptions, in-store Starbucks purchases, and online purchases are not eligible. For more information, contact HPMEC assistant director Diana Sanders at (870) 598-3487.
Jonesboro's Barnes and Noble store is located at 3000 East Highland Drive, Suite 410, in the Mall at Turtle Creek. Store hours are Sunday, 8 a.m.-11 p.m., Monday-Thursday, 10 a.m.-9 p.m., and Friday-Saturday, 10 a.m.-10 p.m.

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