March 29, 2004

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Celebrating Diversity Week
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Celebrating Diversity Week: today through Friday
This week is "Celebrating Diversity Week" with events planned all across campus. It officially kicks off today with a Celebrating Diversity Booth from 11 a.m. until 2 p.m. in the Reng Center. Tomorrow is the Celebrating Diversity Luncheon at Baptist Collegiate Ministry with Dr. Lonnie Williams, ASU's associate vice chancellor for student affairs, speaking at noon. For the rest of the week's events, see Celebrating Diversity.  

Rhythm and Brass at Fowler Center on Saturday
Rhythm and Brass will bring their dynamic performance style to the stage in Riceland Hall of the Fowler Center on Saturday, April 3, at 7:30 p.m. Rhythm and Brass offer a wide cross section of American music – from Duke Ellington and Pink Floyd to Hank Williams and Bob Marley with a little Bach, Ralph Vaughan Williams, and Schastakovitch. Tickets for the concert are $18 and $14 for ASU faculty and staff. ASU students receive a special rate of $9 and $6. Tickets may be purchased by calling 972-2781 or online at

Music Department concerts this week
 ** The ASU Horn Ensemble and the ASU Tuba & Euphonium Ensemble will present a joint spring semester concert tonight at 7:30 p.m. in Riceland Hall of Fowler Center. 
 ** The ASU Guitar Ensemble will hold a concert Tuesday at 7:30 p.m. in the Fine Arts Recital Hall. 
A faculty recital featuring Matthew Carey, Joy Fiala and Julia Lansford, Ken Hatch and Dr. J.D. Kelly, will be Thursday at 7:30 p.m. in Riceland Hall of Fowler Center. Matthew Carey, assistant professor of voice at ASU, will be accompanied at the piano by Joy Fiala, instructor of music at ASU. The program will begin with six songs by Charles Ives, all based on religious text or hymn tunes followed by four spirituals arranged by Mark Hayes. Julia Lansford, soprano, J.D. Kelly, piano, and Ken Hatch, clarinet, will perform “Soul and Fire” by Jeffrey Hoover.
** Guest pianist, Michael Gurt, will be in concert on Friday, April 2, at 7:30 p.m. in the Fine Arts Recital Hall. For two selections following intermission, he will be joined by Dr. Lauren Schack Clark, assistant professor of music at ASU, on piano. 

Inaugural Greenfield Lecture to feature photographer
The inaugural Corinne Sternheimer Greenfield Lecture will be presented at ASU on Sunday, April 4. Sponsored by the College of Humanities and Social Sciences, the event will begin at 2 p.m. in the auditorium of the Convocation Center. The lecture, "Eyes on Our History," will feature the famed photojournalist Ernest C. Withers of Memphis. Withers will discuss his images of black baseball, the civil rights movement, and the Memphis music scene. April 4 is the 36th anniversary of the assassination of Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. in Memphis.  For more, read on the NewsPage.

Students offer 'Prescription for Success,' on April 7
The student chapters of the Public Relations Society of America (PRSSA) and the Advertising Federation (Ad Fed), are hosting "PRescription for Success" featuring Leil Lowndes on Wednesday, April 7, at noon at the St. Bernards Auditorium. The cost is $15 (lunch provided by Corky's BBQ). Lowndes is the best selling author of "How to Talk to Anybody About Anything." For more information, please call Lisa Moskal at 972-3076. If you are interested in attending, please RSVP to

For the ASU Family: Santa's Tribe
Please remember that Santa's Tribe, the benevolent group of ASU employees, is available for assistance throughout the year. If you know of an ASU family in need, please don't hesitate to contact one of the following members of Santa's Tribe: Tami Watlington at 3454; Lee Ann Harmon at 3454; Polly Cronos at 2024; or Vicki Walker at 3876.  Last Christmas, Santa's Tribe assisted 12 families.  Six departments made a special commitment by "adopting" a family.  Individuals who wish to support the group's mission financially can do so any time by making a donation to the Santa Tribe Foundation Account (ASU Foundation, Admin. Bldg., Room 124B).

College of Business Alumni Chapter golf tournament
On Friday, April 23, at Sage Meadows Golf Course, the College of Business Alumni Chapter Chapter will host their annual "Spring Swing" golf tournament and luncheon. Lunch will begin at 11:15 a.m. provided by Outback Steakhouse with ASU Baseball Coach Keith Kessinger speaking. A shotgun start for the four-person scramble will be at 12:30 p.m. Golfers will have the opportunity to win prizes including a chance for a hole-in-one, a $100,000 "shoot off" and an SUV.  Anyone interested in entering the tournament or helping with a sponsorship should contact Alan Decker at 910-8180 or via email at The cost is $100 per person. Proceeds benefit the ASU College of Business student scholarships.

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