April 10, 2006

This week:

Convocation of Scholars

*  Student Honors Ceremony, 3 p.m.,
today, Student Union

Student Honors Recital, tonight

The Boys From Syracuse continues

Trombone Choir & Jazz Lab, concert, Tuesday

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

*  University Planning Committee (UPC), 9 a.m., Thursday, 8th floor board room, library

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Faculty Honors tomorrow afternoon
Tomorrow afternoon at 1 p.m., the Faculty Honors Convocation will be held in the Grand Hall of Fowler Center. Winners of the Board of Trustees Faculty Achievement Awards for teaching, scholarship and professional service will be named, and eight retiring faculty members will be recognized. The Outstanding Advising Award also will be given. Retiring faculty members who will be awarded emeriti status are Dr. Gerald Dickinson, education; Dr. Michael Dougan, history; Dr. David England, political science; Dr. Charles Ford, marketing; Dr. David Gillanders, electrical engineering; Dr. Joe Horsley, marketing; Dr. Charles Joiner, social work; and Dr. Patricia Teddlie, sociology.

Diversity Excellence Awards
This Wednesday, the Office of Diversity Initiatives
will host the 2nd annual Diversity Excellence Awards to recognize individuals and campus units who demonstrate the highest commitment to enhancing excellence through diversity. Reservations were required for the luncheon, which will feature the Honorable Arkansas Court of Appeals Judge Wendell Griffin of Little Rock as the keynote speaker. Recipients of the 2006 Diversity Excellence Awards will be announced in Thursday's Inside ASU.

Senior Send-off is Wednesday: Tell your students!
This Wednesday, the Alumni Association and the Future Alumni Network (FAN) is hosting a Senior Send-off, welcoming graduating seniors to the ASU Alumni Association. In addition to fun, fellowship and a gift, a free lunch from 11 a.m. until 1 p.m. from Wings-to-Go will be held on library lawn, exclusively for May graduates.   

Gen. Colin L. Powell, USA (Ret.) is ThursdayGen. Colin L. Powell, USA (Ret.)
The Liberty Bank Distinguished Lecture Series will present Gen. Colin L. Powell, USA (Ret.) this Thursday, April 13. His 7:30 p.m. address on Diplomacy: Persuasion, Trust, and Values will be in Riceland Hall of Fowler Center. Tickets are $50 each and may may be purchased by calling University Advancement at 972-3362. Any student with an ASU ID may pick up a free ticket at the Office of Development, Administration Building Room 103. The VIP dinner prior to the lecture is sold out.
For a news release about Powell's visit, see the NewsPage.

Meeting for next Delta Blues Symposium
The Department of English and Philosophy will conduct a meeting to discuss the most recent Delta Blues Symposium and to decide on a theme and dates for next year's program. Anyone interested in participating in next year's Delta Blues Symposium XIII should attend this meeting, which is scheduled for Tuesday, April 25 (study day), at 10 a.m. in Wilson Hall, room 315.  This is a campus-wide invitation, according to Dr. Rick Burns of the symposium committee.

ASU Choirs: Spring Concert
The ASU choirs will present a Spring Concert next Monday, April 17, at 7:30 p.m. in Fowler Center, Riceland Hall featuring all three of the ASU choirs. The Men's Choir will begin the program with a performance of The Soldier's Chorus followed by Auxilium meum, Dirait-on, And So It Goes and a menís barbershop arrangement of Iím Sittiní on Top of the World. The Concert Choir will perform a few selections from their recent European tour, including Sicut cervus, Troeste mich wieder mit deinem Huelfe, Totus tuus, Lithuanian Song, and Piping Down the Valleys Wild.
 The feature presentation will come from the University Singers Women's Choir. The group will sing Dies irae, Duo seraphim clamabant, Mi lagnero tacendo, Serenade, Hosanna, Little Tree and Witness. The program will conclude with three barbershop-style arrangements for women Mr. Sandman, Yesterday and Swing Down, Chariot. The concert is free and open to the public. For more details, call the Department of Music at 972-2094.

Percussion Ensemble: April 18
The Department of Music will present the Percussion Ensemble in concert on April 18, at 7:30 p.m. in Fowler Center, Riceland Hall. The ASU Percussion Ensemble is conducted by Mr. Craig Collison. The concert is free and open to the public. For more details, call the Department of Music at 972-2094.

Children's Theatre, summer schedule announced
The Theatre Department announces the 2006 season schedule for the Summer Children's Theatre. The 11th season will open with Nick Tickle, Fairy Tale Detective on June 21, continuing with performances also on June 22 and 23. Nick Tickle, Fairy Tale Detective is sponsored by Brackett-Krennerich & Associates, Architects. The second production of the season will be Who's Afraid of the Big Bad Wolf with performances dates on July 26, 27 & 28. Who's Afraid of the Big Bad Wolf is sponsored by The Golden Grotto.

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