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98th Year

March 24, 2008

Calendar highlights:

CoHSS Brown Bag lecture, "Hardcore Dance: A Ritual," today, 2 p.m., Wilson 217B

Bluegrass Monday, tonight, 7 p.m., Atkins Celebration Hall, Paragould

Jigu! Thunder Drums of China, Tuesday,
March 25, 7:30 p.m.,
Riceland Hall, Fowler Center

Office of Diversity presents Grif Stockley, Wednesday, March 26, 3 p.m., Fine Arts
Center Recital Hall



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Delta Blues Symposium XIV: Sense of Place is this week
"Sense of Place" is the theme for this year’s Delta Blues Symposium, the 14th annual conference that brings scholars, students, performers, and artists from across the nation to examine the Delta, consider its problems, and celebrate its culture. Sponsored by the Department of English and Philosophy, and assisted by other units in the College of Humanities and Social Sciences, the event is also supported in part by an award from the National Endowment of the Arts. Symposium events run from Thursday, March 27, through Saturday, March 29. In conjunction with the Lecture-Concert Series, Delta Blues Symposium XIV is honored to welcome poet Ralph Burns. For an overview of symposium events, see the NewsPage release, or click here for a detailed program of events.

DBS XIV presents James 'Super Chikan' Johnson

The Department of English and Philosophy at Arkansas State University presents Mississippi bluesman James “Super Chikan” Johnson and his band at Delta Blues Symposium XIV: Sense of Place. Johnson will perform Thursday, March 27, at 8 p.m. in the Fine Arts Recital Hall, Fine Arts Center. This event is also sponsored by the College of Humanities and Social Sciences. For details, visit Delta Blues Symposium XIV: Sense of Place, call ext. 3043, or see the NewsPage release.

Faculty Recital Series hosts final concert of the season
The Department of Music at Arkansas State University in Jonesboro will present the final concert in the 2007-2008 Faculty Recital Series featuring Rob Alley, Joe Bonner, Matthew Carey, Lauren Schack Clark, Craig Collison, Derek Doyle, Ken Hatch, Julia Lansford, and Pat Qualls on Thursday, March 27, at 7:30 p.m. in Fowler Center’s Riceland Hall. The concert is free and open to the public. For details, contact the music department at ext. 2094 or see the NewsPage release.

Lecture-Concert Series presents poet Ralph Burns
Acclaimed Arkansas poet Ralph Burns is the featured speaker in the 12th and Ralph Burnsfinal event of Arkansas State University’s 2007-2008 Lecture-Concert Series. Burns will present “I Beg My Feet to Take Me Back Home,” a reading from his works on Friday, March 28, at 7:30 p.m. in the Grand Hall, Fowler Center. The acclaimed Arkansas poet is the recipient of two fellowships in poetry from the National Endowment for the Arts. He edits the journal Crazyhorse and co-directs the Creative Writing Program at the University of Arkansas at Little Rock.For details, contact Dr. Gil Fowler, ext. 2308, or see the NewsPage release.

Outstanding Academic Advisor Award deadline looms
The deadline  for this year's Outstanding Academic Advisor Award is Wednesday,  March 26, at 5 p.m. For nomination forms, click here or see the Wilson Center faculty page. For details, contact Melissa Jackson, ext. 3001.

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. Registration deadline is Wednesday, March 26. To register for the workshop, contact Christina Laurentia at ext. 3964.

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