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100th Year

April 9, 2010

Calendar highlights:

Delta Symposium XVI: Region and the Politics of Culture, today and tomorrow; photographer Roland Freeman offers keynote address "The Mule Train: A Journey of Hope Remembered," today, 5:15 p.m., Mockingbird Room, Student Union; Bluesman Bobby Rush in concert tonight, 7:30 p.m., Centennial Hall, Student Union

Delta Symposium XVI wraps up with all-day music festival, Bluegrass Morning/Blues Bash Afternoon, Saturday, April 10, 10:30 a.m.-4 p.m., with bluegrass jam beginning at 9:30 a.m.

Fowler Center Series presents Celtic Spring Saturday, April 10,
7:30 p.m., Riceland Hall, Fowler Center



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Center cohort sets educational symposium for April 10
The 17th cohort of the Center for Excellence in Education will present a symposium, “Education for a Global Society,” Saturday, April 10, from 1-4 p.m. in the Mockingbird Room of ASU's Student Union. This presentation will synthesize the cohort members’ research on the educational systems of nations around the world and will consider the significance of global education for public schools and universities in the United States. The university community is cordially invited to attend and participate in the dialogue.

rom 1-4 p.m. in the Mockingbird Room of ASU's Student Union. For details, contact Dr. Amany Saleh, Education, ext. 2984.

ASU Museum offers HiStory Time April 10
The ASU Museum invites parents and grandparents to bring children to HiStory Time on Saturday, April 10th, at 10:30 a.m. A history-based story and a hands-on activity provide family fun and educational opportunities for free. Older brothers and sisters can participate or explore the many exhibits the Museum has to offer. HiStory Time is open to the university community and the general public. For details, visit the ASU Museum online or call ext. 2074.

Convocation of Scholars Week begins April 12
The 32nd annual Convocation of Scholars Week activities at ASU-Jonesboro, which highlight the university's academic achievements, include a series of special events and awards ceremonies. Activities this year run from Monday, April 12, through Tuesday, April 27. Events include the Student Honors Awards, culminating with the presentation of the Wilson Award, ASU's highest student honor; the Faculty Honors Convocation announcing retiring faculty and award winners; the Strong-Turner Alumni Chapter's achievement ceremony, and events sponsored by the various colleges at ASU-Jonesboro. As part of the ongoing Centennial Celebration, ASU is launching a new student tradition with the burial of a time capsule from the Centennial Graduating Class of 2009. The burial takes place Monday, April 12, at 2 p.m. at the Arch in the Historic Quadrangle. Each year, members of the graduating class will select items symbolic of their time on campus for placement in a sealed time capsule. The time capsule, inscribed with the appropriate class year, will be buried in one of 25 concrete benches surrounding the Historic Arch in the center of campus. Convocation of Scholars Week kicks off on Monday, April 12, at 3 p.m. in the Student Union Auditorium, when the Student Honors Awards, including the R. E. Lee Wilson Award and Distinguished Service Awards, will be announced. The Wilson Award is presented annually to the university's outstanding graduating senior, with the recipient selected on the basis of character, determination, involvement and academic achievement. The honor is conferred in memory of R. E. Lee Wilson, a member of the Arkansas State University Board of Trustees from 1917 until his death in 1933. Presentation of the Wilson Award began in 1934. Perry Wilson, an attorney from Little Rock, will be present at the event to bestow the award. On Tuesday, April 13, at 2 p.m., the Faculty Honors Convocation will be held in the Student Union's Centennial Hall. This event includes recognition of retiring faculty as well as presentation of the Outstanding Academic Advising Award and presentation of the Faculty Achievement Awards in the areas of teaching, professional service, and scholarship. For details, contact Peggy Pietz at ext. 2030. On Wednesday, April 14, at 12 noon, the Diversity Excellence Awards luncheon will be held in the Grand Hall, Fowler Center. This event is by invitation. For details, contact Kyla Dollar, ext. 2706. For a comprehensive schedule of the week's activities, see the NewsPage release.

KASU launches 'Bluesday Tuesday' April 13
KASU 91.9 FM, the public radio service of Arkansas State University, announces the return of free monthly blues concerts in Newport on Tuesday, April 13, at the Newport Vicki McGeeCountry Club, 703 Walker Drive. The Vicki McGee Band will kick off the new series at 7 p.m. Formerly known as “Blue Monday,” the monthly “Bluesday Tuesday” concerts are moving to the Country Club venue after being held in downtown Newport for two-and-a- half years. “Bluesday Tuesday” concerts will be held in the Country Club’s ballroom, where seating for several hundred people is available with plenty of space for dancing. A bar-and-grill type menu will be available for those who wish to order food and drinks. Club membership is not required, and no admission fee will be charged for “Bluesday Tuesday” concerts. As in the past, KASU will pass the hat for the band. This collection is used to supplement the band’s guaranteed fee, which is paid by “Bluesday Tuesday” sponsors ASU-Newport and C and C Distributors. Doyle indicates that additional sponsors are welcome, since the more KASU can guarantee a band, the more likely "Bluesday Tuesday" will continue to attract experienced midsouth blues musicians. For details, see the NewsPage release.

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