Aug. 23, 2006

*  A-State Community Fair, today, 10-2, lawn of the Dean B. Ellis Library

* Fan Appreciation Day, 10 a.m. Saturday, Indian Stadium

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Day of Caring volunteers needed!
The United Way Day of Caring will be Friday, Sept. 15, and volunteers are urgently needed! 
  Click here to fill out the form.  Jill Bristow, special events coordinator in University Advancement, is coordinating ASU's United Way activity this year ... contact her at 972-3362 or by e-mail for details.

Simpson appointed to honor society committee
Molly Simpson, Theatre, has been appointed to the Honor Society of Phi Kappa Phi National Artist Selection Committee. Composed of one member from each of the society’s five regions, the Artist Selection Committee evaluates nominees and selects Phi Kappa Phi’s Artist. In 1983, the Artist Award was established to recognize the achievements of those who have displayed talents in the broad realm of the creative, graphic, performing, visual, and/or fine arts.

Alyson Gill's paper accepted in SECAC Review
Alyson Gill, Art, has a paper accepted for the spring issue of  SECAC Review titled "Aphrodite’s Bath: Mediating Difference in Classical Antiquity." She will also be presenting a paper titled "An Architecture of Abundance: The 'Women’s Baths' of Ptolemaic Egypt" at the October meeting of the Southeastern College Art Conference in Nashville.

Greenwalt appointed to Federal Reserve council
Dr. Bert Greenwalt, Agricultural Economics, has been appointed to serve on the District Industry Council of the Federal Reserve Bank of St. Louis. The St. Louis Federal Reserve is one of 12 banks that comprise the Federal Reserve System, which formulates monetary policy, regulates state-charted member banks and bank holding companies, and provides payment services to financial institutions and the U.S. government. Greenwalt is one of six Arkansans asked to serve on the council.


Dr. Richard Burns publishes article in journal
Dr. Richard Burns
, English and Folklore, recently published an article, "I Got My Duffel Bag Packed/And I'm Goin' to Iraq': Marching Chants in the Military" in a special issue of the journal, "Ballads and Songs -- International Studies" (BASIS). The issue is titled "Ballad Mediations: Folksongs Recovered, Represented, and Re-imagined." Furthering his interest in military folklore, Burns' article explores the recycling of military marching chants that have emerged during the Iraq War. His article documents and discusses oral traditions and innovations that drill instructors employ as they prepare their charges for the field.

Living off the Land opens Sunday in the Museum
The ASU Museum announces the opening of the new permanent exhibit, Living Off the Land about life in this part of the state during the late 19th and early 20th century. An opening reception will be held this Sunday, Aug. 27, from 1:30 to 3:30 p.m. The public is invited. For details, click on Newspage.

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