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March 5, 2010

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ASU celebrates Women's History Month, Tuesday, March 2-Tuesday, March 30

ASU Opera Theatre presents "Opera Thrills! No Frills!" Sunday, March 7, 3 p.m., and Tuesday, March 9,
7:30 p.m., Drama Theatre, Fowler Center



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Dr. Jared Farmer to present free public lecture March 9
Environmental historian and author Dr. Jared Farmer will present a free public lecture, “The Global in the Local” at Arkansas State University on Tuesday, March 9,Dr. Jared Farmer at 4 p.m., in the Mockingbird Room, Student Union. His visit is sponsored by the Heritage Studies Ph.D. program and the Department of History. Dr. Farmer’s most recently published book, “On Zion’s Mount: Mormons, Indians, and the American Landscape” (Harvard University Press, 2008), has won four awards, including the highly prestigious 2009 Francis Parkman Prize from the Society of American Historians. Dr. Farmer’s lecture, “The Global in the Local,” will contain insights both from his prize-winning book and from his present research, including explanations of his approach to writing environmental history. He is currently a resident Fellow at the National Humanities Center in North Carolina’s Research Triangle Park, where he is writing his newest book, “Trees in Paradise: A California History.” For details, contact Dr. Clyde Milner II , director, Heritage Studies PhD program and professor of History, ext. 3509, or see the NewsPage release.

Jed Jackson will serve as juror, present lecture March 8
ASU’s Art Student Union will host its annual Art Student Union show on March 9-25.  The opening reception on Tuesday, March 9, 5-7 p.m., is free and open to all students, faculty, and the public. This year’s judge will be Jed Jackson, department chair and instructor of Painting at the University of Memphis, and he will also be giving a free public lecture in the Fine Arts Recital Hall on Monday, March 8 at 7 p.m. Jackson studied at the Memphis College of Art, Cornell University, Rhodes College, and Skowhegan School of Painting and Sculpture, and he has won numerous awards. He has also published a book, “Art: A Comparative Study.” Non-art majors are also encouraged to enter their work into the art show. Artwork can be entered at the Fine Arts Gallery on March 4-6 from 3-5 p.m., and the entry fee is $5 to help pay for the artist lecture and the winning prizes. All artwork must be matted and/or framed and presentable for gallery display. For details, call the Department of Art, ext. 3050.

Arkansas Archeology Month event is March 11
The Central Mississippi Valley Archeological Society (CMVAS) will present a special Arkansas Archeology Month presentation, “The Toltec Mounds Site: An Ancient Ceremonial Center in Central Arkansas” on Thursday, March 11, at 7 p.m. in the ASU Museum's Room 182.
The lecture is free and open to the public. The lecture will be presented by Dr. Jane Anne Blakney-Bailey, station archaeologist for the Arkansas Archeological Survey, Toltec Mounds State Park. Dr. Blakney-Bailey will also discuss the two-week training program for 2010--this year's training program will take place at Toltec Mounds State Park. For details, contact  contact Dr. Julie Morrow, ASU station archaeologist, ext. 2071, or see the NewsPage release.

Paul Lovelace is part of  R-TV series March 11
Paul Lovelace, founder and president of CDX in Nashville, Tenn., will visit ASU as part of the Radio-Television Alumni Professional-in-Residence Series, Thursday-Friday, March 11-12. CDX, a company Lovelace created in 1990, provides new single record releases to radio stations playing country music. Lovelace is the second alumni professional in the series to visit. Lovelace, who grew up in Paragould, attended Paragould High School. A year before graduating in 1960, he embarked on a decade-long music career that was ongoing during his years at Arkansas State University. He graduated with a degree in Radio-Journalism in 1965. In 1972, he moved to Los Angeles to join the staff creating the newly-formed 20th Century Fox Records. He worked with various artists, including the late Barry White. He returned to Nashville 10 years later as vice president of Promotion for Capitol Records Nashville, working with various artists including Garth Brooks, Kenny Rogers, Anne Murray and Tanya Tucker. For details, see the NewsPage release.

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