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98th Year

March 3, 2008

Calendar highlights:

Faculty Recital Series concert, Tuesday,
March 4, 7:30 p.m., Riceland Hall, Fowler Center

ASU Spring Job Fairs, Tuesday, March 4, and Wednesday, March 5,
10 a.m.-2 p.m., Centennial Hall

Passport to Patterns of the Past," March 6, 7 p.m.,
ASU Museum
Room 182, and
March 8,
10 a.m.-2 p.m.,
Main Gallery

Bradbury Gallery opening reception for 'Selections,' Thursday, March 6, 5 p.m., Bradbury Gallery

'Die Fledermaus,' Friday, March 7, and Saturday, March 8,
7:30 p.m., Drama Theatre, Fowler Center



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Delta Blues Symposium XIV writing workshops offered
In conjunction with the Lecture-Concert Series, ASU’s Department of English and Philosophy is honored to welcome poet Ralph Burns and novelist Jack Butler, who will read from their works Friday night, March 28, and conduct writing workshops on Saturday, March 29. Workshop participants must pre-enroll by submitting either 10 to 15 pages of fiction or three to five poems by March 10 to Box 1890, Dept. of English and Philosophy, Arkansas State University, State University, AR 72467-1890, or e-mail an attachment of work to Dr. Tom Williams or For details about the workshops, see the NewsPage release.

Political Science faculty attend, present at meeting
Dr. William P. McLean and Dr. Patrick Stewart, Public Administration, receDr. Patrick Stewartntly Dr. William P. McLeanattended the 79th annual Southern Political Science Association (SPSA) meeting in New Orleans. Both co-authored papers with ASU graduate students. Dr. McLean also sat on a roundtable discussion, "Public Opinion and Small University-Based Survey Research Centers." In addition, Dr. McLean served as a discussant on the panel "Politics, Wages, and Turnover in Staffing the Public Services." McLean also co-authored a paper, "Gender Stereotypes and Desirable Management Characteristics: A Look at the Public Sector," with ASU graduate student Ryan Robeson and Dr. Kevin Unter, of the University of Louisana-Monroe, and Dr. Patrick Stewart co-authored a paper, "Debatable Humor: The Use of Political Humor by Presidential Candidates during the Early 2008 Presidential Primary Debates," with Robeson. For details, see the NewsPage release.

For your safety, subscribe to Emergency Alert System
ASU recently implemented an emergency alert system that includes a text message notice to students, faculty and staff in the event of an emergency or disaster. To be notified, however, an individual must register his or her cell phone number in advance. The utilization of alert systems has been covered in several recent reports, including one in the Chronicle of Higher Education. Visit ASU's Emergency Alert System web site to log in and register your phone; the process takes only a few seconds. Text messages usually work even when voice calls fail because of the different technologies that are used.

First meeting of support group to take place
The Faculty Center for Learning and Teaching is holding the first meeting of its new  Scholarship of Teaching and Learning (SoTL) support group on Tuesday, March 4, 3:30-4:30 p.m., in the Faculty Center for Learning and Teaching lounge in the shared Faculty Center for Learning and Teaching/Center for Learning Technologies space in the Dean B. Ellis Library. The initial meeting will discuss SoTL opportunities, SoTL research, and innovative ways to combine research and teaching. All instructional staff are welcome, and refreshments will be provided. Please rsvp to

'Science Flicks' to present 'Contact'
This week, the "Science Flicks" series, sponsored by the Department of Biological Sciences and the Department of Chemistry and Physics, presents the movie "Contact," on Thursday, March 6, at 6 p.m. in Laboratory Sciences Center, East Wing, Room 219. The featured panelist will be Dr. Tillman Kinnon, Science Education. Admission is free. For details, contact the Department of Biological Sciences, ext. 3082.

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