Inside ASU, News for Faculty & Staff, Arkansas State University
March 16, 2007

Calendar highlights:

* Spring Break,
Monday-Saturday, March 19-24
(offices remain open)

"New and Used," through April 15, Bradbury Gallery

* Delta Blues
Symposium XIII, Thursday, March 29
Saturday, March 31



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Women's Conference 2007 to be held at ASU
ASU will host Women's Conference 2007, "The Foundation of LeadHership" on Tuesday and Wednesday, March 27-28. The keynote lecture, "Evening of Leadership for Women Only," is March 28, at 6:30 p.m. in the Reng Center's Centennial Ballroom. The keynote speaker is Jennifer T. Robert Edwards, adjunct instructor in both the First-Year Experience program and the department of speech communication at Sam Houston State University. Edwards is the sixth speaker in the Leadership Development Series, sponsored by the Office of Diversity Initiatives, Student Affairs, and the Office of Multicultural Affairs. For details, contact 2055.

David Wick presents at NAFSA Academy Spring Training
David Wick, International Programs, presented a half-day workshop, "Education Abroad Advising," at the NAFSA: Association of International Educators' Academy. The four-day NAFSA Academy Spring Training was held at Emory University, Atlanta, Ga. In addition to presenting, Wick serves as a coach for international educators in Region III (Arkansas, Louisiana, Oklahoma, and Texas).

Bill Rowe's artwork featured in international art fair
Bill Rowe, Art, recently exhibited his neon artwork (courtesy of the Schroeder Romero Gallery) in Pulse New York 2007, a biannual international invitational contemporary art fair, held at the 69th Regiment Armory, home to the legendary 1913 Armory Show. Rowe's neon "Pluto or Plato" will also be included in the 34th annual juried competition at the Masur Museum of Art in Monroe, La. Rowe's work will also be exhibited in the upcoming exhibition, "Perspectives," at the Memphis Brooks Museum of Art. "Perspectives" is a juried exhibition of regional contemporary art.

Dr. Hansen exhibits photography at ASU Museum
An exhibition of photographs by Dr. Gregory Hansen, English and Folklore, is now on display at the ASU Museum. "Lasting Legacies of the Stone Carver" depicts hand-carved stones from Indiana's Limestone Belt and the Arkansas Delta. The exhibit provides special focus on the symbolism expressed in tree trunk tombstones.

ASU Delta Studies Center presents oral history exhibit
The ASU Delta Studies Center's oral history photographic exhibit, "Arkansas Delta Agricultural and Community in Transition, 1920-1980: An Oral History," is on display at the third floor program/exhibits area of the Dean B. Ellis Library through April 15. The exhibit, dedicated to the memory of Senator Jerry Bookout, captures the heart of the Delta region through the voices of its people. A reception and short program will be held Sunday, April 1, from 2-4 p.m. in honor of Jerry Bookout and his family. Peggy R. Wright, Delta Studies Center, and Dr. Brady Banta, Archives and Special Collections, co-managed the oral history project. The exhibit is available to community and civic groups. For bookings, call (870) 972-2325.

Fowler Center Series to present pianist Joyce Yang
Pianist Joyce Yang will perform in the Riceland Distinguished Series at Fowler Center on Tuesday, March 27, at 7:30 p.m. In 2005, the 19-year-old Yang won the silver medal in the 12th Van Cliburn International Piano Competition, where she also won awards for best performance of chamber music and best performance of a new work. Tickets are $23 and $15 for ASU faculty and staff and $10 and $6 for ASU students.

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