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98th Year

March 26, 2008

Calendar highlights:

Grif Stockley lecture today, 3 p.m., Fine Arts Center Recital Hall

Lecture-Concert Series presents Mark Glaser, Thursday, March 27,
7 p.m., Student Union Auditorium

Faculty Recital Series concert, Thursday, March 27, 7:30 p.m., Riceland Hall, Fowler Center

DBS XIV presents
James "Super Chikan" Johnson, Thursday, March 27, 8 p.m., Fine Arts Center Recital Hall

Lecture-Concert Series presents poet Ralph Burns, Friday, March 28,
7:30 p.m., Grand Hall, Fowler Center



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Delta Blues Symposium XIV presents Dr. Theresa Towner
In conjunction with Delta Blues Symposium XIV: Sense of Place, the departmeDr. Theresa Townernt of English and Philosophy presents renowned Faulkner scholar Dr. Theresa Towner, who will deliver the symposium’s keynote lecture on Friday, March 28, at 4:30 p.m. in the Student Union Auditorium. Her lecture, “No One Gets Outta Here Without Singin’ the Blues,” is free and open to the public. For details, call ext. 3043, see the NewsPage release for an overview of symposium events, or see a complete schedule of symposium events.

Brain Awareness Day at public library Saturday
The ASU Society for Neuroscience will celebrate the 4th annual Brain Awareness Day at the Craighead County Jonesboro Public Library on Saturday, March 29, from 12 noon to 3 p.m. Dr. Shivan Haran, Dr. Amy Pearce, and Dr. Malathi Srivatsan will offer demonstrations and provide displays to help explain brain function, joined by members of ASU’s student chapter of the Society for Neuroscience. The event is free and open to the public, and door prizes will be awarded. For more information, contact Dr. Amy Pearce, ext. 3283, Dr. Malathi Srivatsan, ext. 3082, or see the NewsPage release.

ASU Jazz Band and MVAE salute 'Greatest Generation'

SU's Jazz Band, under the direction of Dr. E. Ron Horton, and the Memphis Vocal Arts Ensemble (MVAE) will salute the men and women who fought in World War II. The concert, “Music of the Greatest Generation,” is Saturday, March 29, at 7:30 p.m., Riceland Hall, Fowler Center. Seats will be set aside free of charge for World War II veterans to attend as honored guests. The ensembles will present a nostalgic hit parade from the war years, including “Boogie Woogie Bugle Boy,” “White Cliffs of Dover,” “I’ve Got A Gal in Kalamazoo,” “Chattanooga Choo Choo,” and “I’ll Be Seeing You.” For tickets, call the music department at ext. 2094. For details, see the NewsPage release.

CoHSS presents spring forum with Janis Kearney
ASU’s College of Humanities and Social Sciences, along with the Department of Political Science, presents its spring forum on Monday, March 31, at 7 p.m., in Centennial Ballroom. The forum, “The Clinton Presidency…an Arkansas Legacy,” will be moderated by Janis Kearney, author, presidential diarist, and instructor at ASU. The forum will include brief presentations by several participants who served in the Clinton administration. The presentations will be followed by a list of prepared questions and will end with an open question-and-answer session for audience members. For details, contact Rachelle Tadlock, ext. 3973, or see the NewsPage release.

ITS presents Digital Delphi/Ashes2Art open house today
Each term, Information and Technology Services hosts Demo Day to showcase ASU's utilization of technology in support of teaching and learning. Today, from 2-4 p.m. in the Ashes2Art Lab (Access Grid room) on the main floor of the Dean B. Ellis Library, ITS Demo Day allows faculty, staff, and students to meet Dr. Alyson Gill, Art, and students in the Ashes2Art program, in which students use technology in the digital reconstruction of the lost monuments of Delphi, Greece. A short video overview of the program will be played every half-hour, and light refreshments will be served.

2008 Supplier Showcase is today in Centennial Hall
ASU Procurement Services and the Travel Office invite all faculty and staff to ASU's 2008 Supplier Showcase today, from 10 a.m.-2 p.m. in Centennial Hall, Reng Student Services Center/Student Union. More than 35 vendors will be on hand to showcase their products and services. Many door prizes will be awarded, and admission is free.

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