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99th Year

March 11, 2009

Calendar highlights:

Bradbury Gallery opens "BOB! A Tribute to Robert Rauschenberg" Thursday, March 12,
 5 p.m.

ASU Museum, "The Mystery of the Mayan Medallion" opens Saturday, March 14,
1 p.m.


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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 complete 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 RicProfessor Christopher Ricksks. 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
The Office 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. OriginallyMarcin Dylla 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 entries
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. 8065.
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