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98th Year

June 23, 2008

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New Student Orientation, Wednesday, June 25

"Adventures in the Wild" book signing, Saturday, June 28, 1-3 p.m., Barnes and Noble



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Prof. Alley featured in online magazine
Stacy Alley, Theatre, was recently featured in the lead article in the online arts and entertainment magazine, a production of Alley, who teaches acting, dance, voice, and movement at ASU, earned her graduate degree in acting pedagogy at the University of Alabama. She made her debut as a director last week, with the opening of Theatre Tuscaloosa's production of "How to Succeed in Business without Really Trying." A professional performer since the age of 11, Alley has also appeared in the title role of Theatre Tuscaloosa's 2003 "Peter Pan," has choreographed and performed in the University of Alabama's first SummerTide show in 2004, "Pump Boys and Dinettes," and has appeared in the joint Birmingham-Tuscaloosa production of "Cats" in 2005. She performed for five years in Radio City Music Hall's Christmas show.

Dr. Hill presents paper on text messaging, news value
Myleea Hill, Journalism, recently presented a paper, "Can U Rite GR8 LEEDS?: Using Popular Technology to Reinforce Basic News Writing Skills" at the Southern States Communication Association Convention in Savannah, Ga. The study was based on action research in her news writing class and concluded that text messaging and cell phone technologies can be used to help students understand news value in determining leads for news stories. The paper was presented as part of the panel "Technological Determinism and Fundamental Journalism: How New Media are Shaping Understanding and Application of News Coverage and What it Means for Journalism Educators."

ASU Museum considers second camp session in August
Robo-Camp, held last week at the ASU Museum, was very successful. Museum staff are considering another session of the camp for first-time attendees if there is sufficient interest. The camp is designed for students 8-12 years of age, and the second camp session, if held, will take place in early August. Contact the museum at ext. 2074 if interested, or visit the ASU Museum online for additional information.

TV sets available to academic departments
The Student Union has old TV sets, formerly used for  MTV Networks (MTVN) in the facility, available to any ASU department. The sets are for ASU departmental use only and are available on a first-come, first-served basis. The sets cannot be delivered. To obtain a set, contact Shane Copeland or Will Lagrone at the Student Union, Room 2008, ext. 2056. This offer expires at 5 p.m. on Friday, June 27.

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