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100th Year

Sept. 14, 2009

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Fowler Center Series opens 2009-10 season with San Jose Taiko, Friday, Sept. 25, 7:30 p.m.


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Heritage Studies hosts reception for Dr. Sandweiss today
The Heritage Studies PhD program will host a reception for Professor Martha A. Sandweiss of Princeton University, this yearís Corinne Sternheimer Greenfield lecturerDr. Martha A. Sandweiss and Lecture-Concert presenter, today from 4-5 p.m. in the Dean B. Ellis Library, Room 804. Light refreshments will be served. At 7 p.m. tonight, Dr. Sandweiss will deliver a public lecture on her new book, "Passing Strange: A Gilded Age Tale of Love and Deception Across the Color Line," the story of a brilliant man who lived a double life, one as celebrated white explorer, geologist, and writer Clarence King, and the other as black Pullman porter and steel worker James Todd. The lecture will take place in Fowler Centerís Drama Theatre. For details about the author and her book, visit her website-- or see the NewsPage release for details on the book, the author, and tonight's Lecture-Concert series event.

Dr. Alyson Gill presents ASU's virtual campus
ASU now has a "virtual campus" in Second Lifeóan online multi-user virtual environment in which students can interact with faculty online in real time. Dr. Alyson Gill, Art, is the administrator of the environment. To date, the Dean B. Ellis library, the ASU Arch, and the Fine Arts building have been constructed in virtual reality, and virtual classes have been held in these locations. In September, the virtual campus was expanded to include a Virtual Heritage area, where 3D models of ancient monument and heritage sites are being constructed by ASU students. For details about this new teaching environment or to discuss bringing your building into Second Life, contact Dr. Alyson Gill at ext. 3852.

Yearbook photos scheduled for Sept. 14-18
Reminder: The WolfTracks Yearbook will hold its annual Photo Week Monday-Friday, Sept. 14-18, on the first floor of the Student Union. To be included in this yearís publication,  faculty, staff and students are required to have new photos made during the week of September. Faculty, staff, and students must present a valid ASU ID to sit for photos. All faculty and staff are strongly advised to have photos made, since these photos remain on file with both the yearbook and the Office of University Communications and the Office of Media Relations. Faculty and staff photos also serve as official headshots for news and media releases. Hours are Monday, Sept. 14, 10 a.m.-2 p.m.; Tuesday-Thursday, Sept. 15-17, 10 a.m.-6 p.m.; and Friday, Sept. 18, 10 a.m.-2 p.m. For details or questions, contact Natalie Eskew, Leadership Center, ext. 2055.
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