March 27, 2006

This week:

*  Powering Minds: Monday, 11 a.m., west side of Wilson Hall.

* Powering Minds, murals exhibit opening, Tuesday, 4 p.m., Student Union Wigwam Dining Hall

Multicultural Week, Tuesday - Thursday

Sonos Handbell Ensemble, Tuesday

FFA Career Development Day,

*  Brown Bag Lecture, 2 p.m., Wednesday, Wilson Hall 

Preview Day,

Delta Blues Symposium, Thursday through Saturday

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Powering Minds: announcement today
As promised last week, those returning to campus following the spring break have been greeted by colorful changes, both outdoors and in. Today at 11 a.m., details about Powering Minds -- how it came about and what it means -- will be announced.  After comments by Dr. Les Wyatt, president, perspectives will be offered from the academic community by Dr. Len Frey, dean, College of Business, and from the student body by Candace Martin, president of the Student Government Association.  So, what is Powering Minds? An advance news release about Powering Minds is posted for the university community, along with an explanation of how a stone carving on ASU's 1930s-era Wilson Hall became central to a 21st century message. Congratulations are in order to the Enrollment Management Committee and subcommittees, along with the university departments and staff members who have worked hard to implement Powering Minds at ASU-Jonesboro.  Everyone is welcome to attend the announcement event on the west side of Wilson Hall.

Deadline today for nominations
Today is the deadline to submit nominations for Diversity Excellence Awards for individual faculty members, faculty groups, academic departments, or academic units that demonstrate the highest commitment to enhancing excellence through diversity. The recipient will receive an engraved plaque and an honorarium at the Diversity Excellence Awards Luncheon during Convocation of Scholars Week. More information may be found on the Diversity web site or by contacting Dr. Glen Jones at

Grammy Award winner to speak at Blues event

Poet Sterling Plumpp and novelist/nonfiction writer Tom Piazza, a Grammy Award winner, will be featured creative writers at Delta Blues Symposium XII: Delta Diversity, sponsored by the Department of English and Philosophy on Friday, March 31. They will read from their work at 7:30 p.m. in the Grand Hall of Fowler Center. The reading, like all Symposium events, is free and open to the public. For more details, see the NewsPage.

Kays Foundation Open House
The Kays Foundation will host an Open House from 2 - 4 p.m. on Sunday, April 2, in the new offices, 1212 East University Loop. Everyone is invited and welcome to attend.

ClaClassical guitarist Antigoni Gonissical guitarist Antigoni Goni here April 5
Classical guitarist Antigoni Goni will perform at 7:30 p.m. on Wednesday, April 5, in the Student Union, Auditorium. The Greek-born guitarist has enjoyed a truly international career. She has performed extensively in Europe, Russia, Canada, the Far East and the United States. She regularly performs in concert halls such as the Concertgebouw in Amsterdam, the Weill Recital Hall in Carnegie Hall, Alice Tully Hall and the Juilliard Theater in New York City, Spivey Hall in Atlanta, Benaroya Hall in Seattle, Herbst Theatre in San Francisco, the Covent Garden in London, Gasteig Hall in Munich, the Athens Megaron, the Cappella Sale in St. Petersburg and the Bolshoi Theater. This Lecture~Concert event is free and open to the public. For more details, see the NewsPage.

Brown Bag Lecture is Wednesday
The College of Humanities and Social Science will host the third 2006 Brown Bag Lecture Series Wednesday at 2 p.m. in room 216 of Wilson Hall. The lecture, Racial Bias in the Justice System, will be presented by Dr. Doris Chu, Dr. Ellen Lemley and Dr. Greg Russell, all of Criminology. The next Brown Bag Lecture will be Wednesday, April 12, with Dr. Gretchen Hill and Dr. Chris Wienke, both of Sociology, presenting a lecture titled Do Coupled Gays and Lesbians Differ From Married Heterosexuals? Relationship Status, Sexual Orientation and the Well-Being of Men and Women.

ASU Orchestra in concert April 4
The Department of Music will present the ASU Orchestra in concert on Tuesday, April 4, at 7:30 p.m. in Riceland Hall of Fowler Center. The ASU Orchestra is conducted by Dr. Neale Bartee. Musical selections for this concert will include Introduction to Act III from Lohengrin by Richard Wagner; and three pieces from Schindlerís List, including Theme from Schindlerís List, Jewish Town, and Remembrances, by John Williams with violin soloist Kate Ryan.  The concert is free and open to the public. For more program details, see the NewsPage.

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