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Sept. 15, 2008

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

Homecoming events
set by academic colleges, Saturday, Sept. 20


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ASU celebrates Homecoming this weekend
ASU celebrates Homecoming 2008 Friday-Saturday, Sept. 19-20. Many events are planned for this first-ever Red Wolves Homecoming, including the honoring of distinguished alumni from various academic colleges, class reunions, fraternity and sorority socials, tailgates, golf outings, and more. For a complete listing of these events, visit the ASU Alumni Association's Homecoming 2008 schedule.

Julie Barko Germany to speak on Constitution Day

ASU’s fourth annual Constitution Day, set for Wednesday, Sept. 17, focuses on a timely topicJulie Barko Germany with the presidential election approaching, “Presidential Campaign ’08: Reflections on the Internet as a Source of Information for Young Voters.” Sponsored by the College of Humanities and Social Sciences, Constitution Day begins at 9 a.m. in Centennial Hall, third floor, ASU Student Union. The event is open to all ASU students and high school students. Julie Barko Germany, director of the Institute for Politics, Democracy, and the Internet at George Washington University, is the keynote speaker.
For details, contact Dr. Carol O’Connor, associate dean, College of Humanities and Social Sciences, at (870) 972-3973, or see the NewsPage release.

Dr. Richardson is finalist for ORTT position

Dr. Lloyd I. Richardson, Curator’s Teaching Professor (Education and Mathematics) and head of the Education Leadership and Policy Study at the University of Mis
Dr. Lloyd I. Richardsonsouri-St. Louis, is a finalist for the position of associate vice chancellor for the Office of Research and Technology Transfer (ORTT) at ASU. He is scheduled to be on campus Thursday, Sept. 18. Richardson is a distinguished teaching professor at Missouri-St. Louis and has conducted widespread international research. As an International Studies Fellow, he spent three summers in London and Edinburgh as director of the international studies program. He is currently the director of the Office of Research and External Funding (OREF) and monitors grant funding totaling more than $8 million. Richardson earned his bachelor of science degree in mathematics and secondary education and a master of science in mathematics degree from Northwestern (La.) State University. He received his Ph.D. in mathematics from Peabody College of Vanderbilt University. For details, see the NewsPage release.

Lecture-Concert Series opens with Dirck Halstead
World-renowned TIME magazine photojournalist, educator, and media innovator
Dirck Halsteadrck Halstead is the featured speaker in the first event of ASU’s Lecture-Concert Series. Halstead will present “Moments in TIME: Photos and Stories from One of America’s Top Photojournalists,” a multi-media show and lecture on Monday, Sept. 22, at 7 p.m. in the Student Union Auditorium. This event is free and open to the public. The lecture is co-sponsored by the ASU Department of Journalism, the President’s Partnership Fund, and Canon U.S. A.’s Explorers of Light program. Halstead will be available to sign copies of his book, “Moments in Time: Photos and Stories from One of America's Top Photojournalists” after the lecture. Halstead will present a two-day Platypus workshop on Monday and Tuesday, Sept. 22-23, in ASU's College of Communications, Room 218. The workshop is open to students and professionals, but seating is limited. For workshop details, call Dr. Jack Zibluk, Journalism, at ext. 3255.
For event details, contact Dr. Gil Fowler, associate dean, the Honors College, at ext. 2308, or see the NewsPage release.

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