March 30, 2006

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Delta Blues Symposium, today through Saturday

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Dr. Bao-An Li presents in India at SERC
Dr. Bao-An Li, Physics, presented colloquia at the Tata Institute for Fundamental Research in Mumbai, India, during Spring Break last week. In addition to touring the region, Dr. Li gave six lectures on nuclear dynamics at the 2006 SERC (Science and Engineering Research Council) School in Nuclear Physics.

Dr. Lillie Mae Fears presents & publishes papers
Dr. Lillie Mae FearsDr. Lillie Mae Fears, Journalism, has published a paper, "Assessing Anticipatory Socialization in PR: Impressions and Interests of Early Mass Communication Entrants," in the summer issue of Public Relations Review. Dr. Fears also co-presented the paper, "So What Can You Do? Perceived Journalism Skill Sets in the Introductory Mass Communications Course," at the Southwest Education Council Symposium in Greeley, Colo. Dr. Fears also presented the paper "An Analysis of the Bush Administration’s Social Security Propaganda Campaign in Major U.S. Newspapers," at the annual convention of the Association for Education in Journalism and Mass Communication in San Antonio.

Enrollment Management Celebration: April 5
The Enrollment Management Committee will host a celebration at 2 p.m. on Wednesday, April 5, in the Student Union Auditorium to share the achievements in student recruitment and enrollment, student financial support, student retention and success, student services and marketing. These achievements are a result of efforts from the implementation of the Enrollment Management Plan. Everyone is invited to attend. Refreshments will be served.

Latino music highlights Delta Symposium XII
Latino music and dance will highlight Delta Blues Symposium XII: Delta Diversity, this Saturday, April 1, from 2 – 4 p.m., at the ASU Pavilion. Like the Mississippi Delta blues, conjunto music is the music of working people, and as the Latino population in the Delta has grown, it has joined blues, country music, and rock ‘n’ roll to form the region’s soundtrack. Delta Blues Symposium XII is sponsored by the Department of English and Philosophy. For details, see the NewsPage, contact the department at 972-3043, or visit the website. All Symposium events are free and open to the public.

Athletic endowment received from couple
ASU Athletics recently received an endowment gift through the Indian Club from Tom and Anna Belle Akers of Higden in Cleburne County. The endowment lends support to ASU’s degree completion program for student-athletes who have exhausted their eligibility, but need a few extra hours for completion of a degree. Tom, a 1967 alumnus, and Anna Belle are long-time supporters of ASU athletic programs. More than 50 supporters of the athletic program participate in the ASU endowment program to provide support for the scholarship fund.

Through a Child's Eyes XX opens Sunday
The ASU Museum will open “Through a Child’s Eyes XX” this Sunday at 1:30 p.m. with a presentation of awards and a reception. The artists, their families, teachers and the public are invited. The ASU Museum has sponsored “Through a Child’s Eyes” annually since 1987 and this year the exhibition contains 267 works of art. The exhibition will be in the museum lobby through April 30. There is no admission fee. Museum hours are 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. Monday through Friday and 1 to 5 p.m. Saturday and Sunday. For more details, call 972-2074.

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

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