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Sept. 3, 2008

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Delta Blues Symposium committee meeting, today, 3 p.m., Wilson Hall, Room 315

 

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Gina Bowman joins staff of University Communications
Gina Bowman, who worked in the Sports Information office at Arkansas State for the lasGina Bowmant 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 NewsPage release.

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 rich archives. 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 NewsPage release.

United Way Day of Caring Volunteers Needed
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. ASU faculty 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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