Delta Blues Symposium XV set for April 2-4
"Celebrating A Century
of Delta Culture" is the theme for this year’s Delta Blues Symposium,
the 15th annual conference that brings scholars, students, performers,
and artists from all over the nation to the Arkansas State
University-Jonesboro campus, in order to examine the Delta, consider its
problems, and celebrate its culture. Sponsored by the Department of
English and Philosophy and with additional on-campus support, as
well as support from the National Endowment of the Arts, the event
will take place Thursday-Saturday, April 2-4. Unless otherwise
noted, all events will take place in the Mockingbird Room on the
third floor of the Student Union.
The symposium will commence at 12:30 p.m., Thursday, April 2, when ASU’s Centennial
Celebration Commission will convene a panel, "Bringing ASU's Heritage to
Life.” Commission members are Dr. Nancy Hendricks, Dr. Ruth Hawkins, and
Dr. Brady Banta. For
details, contact the department or
Dr. Rick Burns, Symposium
Committee, at ext. 3043, or visit the
symposium's Web site. A
schedule of symposium events is also online. For more details, see
the NewsPage release.
Prof. Christopher Ricks to lecture on Bob Dylan March 17
ASU’s College of Humanities and Social Sciences will
present a lecture by internationally known scholar, author, and
critic Professor Christopher Ricks. Prof. Ricks will present “Just Like a Man:
Interpreting the poetry of Bob Dylan,” on Tuesday, March 17, at 7
p.m., in ASU’s Convocation Center Auditorium (lower level, red
doors). The lecture is co-sponsored by ASU’s Department of English
and Philosophy and the ASU Lecture-Concert Series.
Prof. Ricks, Warren Professor of the Humanities at Boston University
and Professor of Poetry at Oxford University, has been lauded for
his book “Dylan’s
Vision of Sin (2004),” described by
Publishers’ Weekly as an “affectionate
critical tour-de-force” achieved by close readings of selected Dylan
songs. Ricks examines Dylan’s preoccupation with sin, virtue, and
grace. For details, contact
Dr. Frances Hunter, ext.
2173, or see the NewsPage release.
Publications and Creative Services win ADDY awards
of Publications and Creative Services (PCS) at ASU was honored with
several ADDY awards
during the recent awards banquet of the Northeast Arkansas
Advertising Federation. “Howl” magazine received a bronze ADDY in
the print division.The Red Wolf logo received a gold ADDY, and the
University Advancement Case Statement won a gold ADDY.The case
statement also won the “Best of Show” award for the print division.
Although many projects from PCS are collaborative efforts, the lead
artists on the award-winning projects are: “Howl” Magazine, graphic
designer Mary Williams; Red Wolf logo, director of
publications Mark Reeves; Case Statement, graphic designer
Heath Kelly. Dr. Nancy Hendricks, director of Alumni
Communications, and Diana Monroe, director of Development
Communications, served as writers/editors for the two publications.
ASU photojournalist Ernie Rice provided many of the
photographs. Other members of the PCS staff are executive director
Ron Looney, graphic designer Michael Johnson, and
departmental secretary Cheryl Wright. For a photograph, see
the NewsPage release.
Lecture-Concert presents Marcin Dylla March 18
Acclaimed Polish classical guitarist Marcin Dylla is
the featured performer in a rescheduled event of Arkansas State
University’s Lecture-Concert Series. Originally scheduled as the
seventh event of the series, Marcin Dylla's appearance was cancelled due
to inclement weather in late January. Dylla is returning to
ASU-Jonesboro Wednesday, March 18, at 7:30 p.m., to present a selection of
virtuosic masterpieces, performing works ranging from the
Romantic era to the 21st century. Dylla's performance will
take place in the Fine Arts Recital Hall. For details, contact
Dr. Gil Fowler, associate dean for the
Honors College, at ext. 2308,
or see the NewsPage release. Visit
Marcin Dylla's Web site
for details of Dylla's music,
including a touring schedule.
Arkansas Anthology 2009 now accepting
The Arkansas Anthology 2009, a collection of literary
works by Arkansas students, is now accepting entries of short
stories, essays, personal narratives, descriptive paragraphs,
poetry, and very short pieces. The anthology is published annually
by the Arkansas Council of Teachers of English and Language Arts (ACTELA),
a non-profit professional organization for English teachers. ACTELA
is an affiliate of the National Council of Teachers of English.
Deadline for submissions for this year's anthology is March 31.
There is no entry fee this year. Dr. Robert Lamm, English,
and Dr. Dixie Keyes, Middle Level Education, are the
anthology's editors. For details, contact Dr.
Robert Lamm at ext. 2176
or Dr. Keyes at ext.
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