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99th Year

Sept. 5, 2008

Calendar highlights:

Science Flicks Series opens with "The Day the Earth Stood Still," Tuesday, Sept. 9, 5:30 p.m., Lab Sciences East, Room 219

Fowler Center Series opens with Rhonda Vincent and the Rage, Friday, Sept. 19, 7:30 p.m., Riceland Hall, Fowler Center



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Dr. Gill publishes article in First Monday
DrDr. Alyson Gill. Alyson Gill, Art History, recently published an article, "Ashes2Art: Collaboration and Community in the Humanities," in the August edition of First Monday, a peer-reviewed online journal (Volume 13, Number 8). In this article, Dr. Gill and her collaborating colleague, Dr. Arne Flaten of Coastal Carolina University, discussed their collaboration Ashes2Art, and displayed recent student work onsite in Delphi, Greece. The Gill-Flaten collaboration was supported by the National Endowment for the Humanities. First Monday is one of the first openly accessible, peer-reviewed journals on the Internet, solely devoted to the Internet. It debuted in May 1996.

First BEST event scheduled; Kickoff Day is tomorrow

Dr. E.T. Hammerand, Computer Science, announces this year's first event in the third annual BEST Robotics Competition. The first event, Kickoff Day, is slated for Saturday, Sept. 6, from 9 a.m.-12 noon at ASU's Fowler Center. Crowley's Ridge BEST is the local hub of the national BEST Robotics Competition. This nationwide program aims to raise student awareness of education and job opportunities in science, technology, engineering, and mathematics. The six-week-long competition centers around three events: Kickoff Day, to be held tomorrow, from 9 a.m.-12 noon., at Fowler Center; Mall Day, Saturday, Oct. 4, beginning at 10 a.m. at the Mall at Turtle Creek; and Game Day, Saturday, Oct. 18, beginning at 9 a.m., at the ASU Student Union. For details, contact Dr. E. T. Hammerand, director, Crowley's Ridge BEST, at (870) 680-8109, or see the NewsPage release.

Archeologist to lecture on highlights from Jones Mill site
The Central Mississippi Valley Archeological Society presents a free public lecture by Dr. Mary Beth Trubitt, Arkansas Archeological Survey, Henderson State University Station, on Wednesday, Sept. 10, ASU Museum, Room 182. Dr. Trubitt will provide highlights of the 2008 Arkansas Archeological Society's summer training program at the Jones Mill site in Hot Spring County. This summer's excavations investigated the production and exchange of stone tools. The making of chipped stone tools from Arkansas novaculite was a focus this summer, as with the trading of these tools with people living on the Ouachita River. In addition, excavations at the Jones Mill site yielded information about diet and cooking technology. For more information on this lecture, or about the Central Mississippi Valley Archeological Society, contact Dr. Julie Morrow, ASU station archeologist, at ext. 2071, or see the NewsPage release.

ASU Theatre announces its 2008-09 season
The ASU Theatre has released the schedule for the 2008-09 ASU Theatre season. All performances of the 2008-09 season are at 7:30 p.m. Tickets are $8 in advance, or $10 at the door. This year, the season opens Friday, Oct. 3, with Brian Friel's "Dancing at Lughnasa," detailing the sparse lives of five sisters in a small Irish village in 1936. The season continues with Lanford Wilson's "The Rimers of Eldritch," Eric Bogosian's "Talk Radio," and John Strand's "Lovers and Executioners." The ASU Theatre is located in Fowler Center, 201 Olympic Drive, Jonesboro. All seating is reserved. Tickets should be purchased in advance at the ASU Central Box Office in the Convocation Center by calling 972-ASU1, or by purchasing online at Reservations are highly recommended. For more information, see the NewsPage release.

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