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March 17, 2008

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Author and attorney Grif Stockley to lecture at ASU
Author, historian, and attorney Grif Stockley will present a free public lecture Grif Stockley, author, historian, and attorney, will present a free public lecture at Arkansas State University on Wednesday, March ASU's Fine Arts Center Recital Hall on Wednesday, March 26, at 3 p.m. Stockley will present "Race Relations in the Natural State," a history of black/white relations in Arkansas from slavery to the present. This lecture is sponsored by the Office of Diversity. The lecture's title is that of Stockley's most recent book. Stockley is also the author of "Daisy Bates: Civil Rights Crusader from Arkansas" (University Press of Mississippi, 2005), winner of the Arkansas Historical Association's 2006 Ragsdale Award for the year's best book on Arkansas history. Stockley has written novels, non-fiction, and plays and is the content manager for the Butler Center for Arkansas Studies/Central Arkansas Library System's Winthrop Rockefeller Foundation grant project, "Ruled By Race?" He also teaches "Law and History of Arkansas Race Relations at UALR's William H. Bowen School of Law. For details, contact Dr. Cherisse Jones-Branch at ext. 3291, or Bill Rowe, ext. 3050.

KASU's Greg Chance wins 2007 School Bell award
Greg Chance, news director, KASU 91.9 FM, has won his twelfth School Bell Award from the Arkansas Education Association for outstanding coverage of classroom education and contribution to public understanding of education issues. Chance and KASU have been recipients of this award eleven times previously. The award will be formally presented to Chance in April. Chance also traveled to Washington D.C. recently as part of the Arkansas Farm Bureau President's trip. While in Washington, Chance studied U. S. trade policy and the complexities of the long-overdue Farm Bill.

Southern Tenant Farmers Museum offers quilt exhibition
Celebrating March as Women's History Month, the Southern Tenant Farmers Museum, 117 Main Street, Tyronza, is sponsoring an event and exhibition, "Quilts and Their Stories." The museum will display the quilts and reveal their stories Friday, March 21from 9 a.m.-5 p.m. and on Saturday, March 22, from 12 noon-3 p.m. The Southern Tenant Farmers Museum is an Arkansas State University Heritage SITE. For details, contact Linda Hinton or Cindy Grisham at 487-2909.

CoHSS to host Brown Bag Lecture as part of series
The College of Humanities and Social Sciences will host a lecture, "Hardcore Dance: A Ritual," as part of its Brown Bag Lecture Series on Monday, March 24, 2 p.m., Wilson Hall, Room 217B. The lecture will be presented by Thurel George and Dr. Patrick Williams, Sociology. The pair will discuss their research on hardcore dancing and what it means to the people who perform it. The next Brown Bag Lecture will be presented on Wednesday, April 16, at 2 p.m., in Wilson Hall, Room 217B. This lecture, "Joutel's Journey Across Arkansas in 1687," will be presented by Dr. Joseph Key, History. For more information, contact Dr. Chris Wienke, ext. 3331.

Disability Services offers Web workshop
The Office of Disability Services is offering multiple workshop sessions Wednesday, March 26 and Thursday, March 27, from 9 a.m.-11:45 a.m. and from 2 p.m.-4:45 pm. both days, in ASU's Student Union, Suite 2168. Sessions will teach techniques for building better websites and making websites more accessible to all users. The workshop is open to all faculty and staff, and will benefit all participants. Although Web accessibility guidelines and techniques will be among the topics covered, this workshop also offers hands-on experience using Microsoft Front Page and html programming, providing information on accessibility testing and site repair, and opportunities to review attractive and accessible websites. To register for the workshop, contact Christina Laurentia at ext. 3964. Registration deadline is Wednesday, March 26.

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