Gina Bowman joins staff of
Bowman, who worked in the Sports Information office at Arkansas
33 years, has joined ASUís Office of University Communications as
senior communications specialist with emphasis in media relations.
She assumed her duties July 1, bringing a wealth of writing,
editing, and media experience to University Communications.A
graduate of ASU with a degree in journalism, Bowman served as ASUís
assistant director of Sports Information from 1976-94. In addition,
she became assistant
athletic director for Media Relations in 1994, and during that span,
added the responsibility of the departmentís Senior Woman
Administrator until 2002. From 2002-06, she was assistant director
of Athletics for Media Relations, and was assistant director of
Sports Information from 2006-08. For details, see the
ASU, Smithsonian, Bracero History
Archive, are partners
ASU partners with the Smithsonian
National Museum of American History and its partner, the University of
Texas-El Paso, to host a series of collection days throughout Arkansas
to record oral histories as part of the
Bracero History Project, a
consortium of museums, universities and cultural
institutions, including the National Museum of American History, the
Institute of Oral History at the University of Texas at El Paso, the
Center for History and New Media at George Mason University, Brown
University, and ASU. ASUís participation in this project is due to its
position as the major university in the Arkansas Delta, its Ph.D.
program in Heritage Studies, which focuses on the region, and its
The main week of interviewing will take place in various locales in
Arkansas during the week of Sept. 22-26. The project seeks to collect at
least 25 oral history interviews, and to collect relevant objects for the Bracero
History Archives. To
schedule an interview, call Dr. Brady Banta,
archivist, Dean B. Ellis Library and associate director, Heritage
Studies Ph.D. program, at ext. 2612.
For details or to view a photograph of braceros in Arkansas, see the
United Way Day of Caring
Volunteers are needed for the 15th annual United Way of Northeast Arkansas Day of Caring.The
United Way Day of Caring is Friday, September 12.
and staff have traditionally contributed greatly to this event and
are needed more than ever this year.
Day of Caring offers an opportunity to help those in need. To volunteer, contact
Jill Bristow, special
events coordinator, Office of Development, at ext. 3362.
Sign-up deadline for
Day of Caring is Thursday, September 4, at 5 p.m.
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