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98th Year

Sept. 19, 2007


* Spanish & Latino
Heritage Week

* Lecture-Concert Series presents Nonie Darwish,
Thursday, 7 p.m., Student Union Auditorium

* Gaither Concert,
Thursday, 7 p.m.,
Convocation Center

* Fowler Center Series, Capella of Russia, Thursday, 7:30 p.m.,
Fowler Center


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Lecture-Concert and Fowler Series begin Thursday
The Lecture-Concert Series and the Fowler Center Series for 2007-08 open Thursday evening. Nonie Darwish, founder of Arabs for Israel, will present a lecture on the Mideast in the Student Union Auditorium, and Capella of Russia will present a choral music concert in Riceland Hall of Fowler Center.

Arkansas Folklife Program receives grant for third year
The National Endowment for the Arts (NEA) announces that Dr. Greg HansenASU's Arkansas Folklife Program will be awarded a $25,000 grant to support the program for a third year. According to project director Dr. Gregory Hansen, English and Folklore, this grant will allow ASU to continue its collaboration with the Arkansas Arts Council for the statewide folklife program. Dr. Mike Luster, director, Arkansas Folklife Program, adds that initial projects have involved researching the traditional culture of the Mississippi Delta Region and of the Ozarks, as well as providing technical assistance with heritage programming throughout the state.

Psychology and Counseling faculty publish article
Drs. John D. Hall, Craig H. Jones, and Amy F. Claxton, Psychology & Counseling, recently had their research accepted for publication in the peer-reviewed Journal of Applied School Psychology. Their study, titled "Evaluation of the Stop & Think Social Skills Program with Kindergarten Students," was funded through a Nathan Deutsch Faculty Research Award at ASU and involved contributions from three school psychology graduate students: Joshua Toopes, Tammy Pannells, and Stephanie Henson-Cash.

Non-Traditional Students' Fall Festival is Saturday
Non-Traditional Student Services is hosting a Fall Festival on Saturday, Sept. 22, from 10 a.m.-2 p.m. in Indian Village. This event provides Indian Village residents and other non-traditional students with family-friendly activities. Fall Festival will offer games, video games, body art, balloon sculpture, karaoke, inflatables, and more. For details, contact Kimberley Johnson at ext. 2055.

ASU Museum invites participants to Kids' Quest
The ASU Museum is part of the Arkansas Discovery Network's Kids' Quest, and children ages 5-12 are invited to join this free group. Members will receive glow-in-the-dark wristbands from the ASU museum and different colored wristbands from each Discovery Network museum they visit. Other benefits include a membership card, the Kids' Quest e-newsletter, and a Kids' Quest t-shirt, as well as invitations to special exhibits and parties around the state and a 10% discount in Discovery Network museum gift shops. To apply for membership, visit the ASU Museum, call ext. 2074, or apply online at Arkansas Discovery Network's Kids' Quest.

Bill Gaither group to perform at Convocation Center
Gospel singer Bill Gaither and friends will perform at the Convocation center Thursday, Sept. 20, at 7 p.m. The Give It Away tour is a collaboration of singers, musicians and comedians, whose combined talents captivate audiences worldwide. Tickets for the Gaither Homecoming show range from $19.50 to $36.50. For group rates and additional ticket information, contact Central Box Office, 972-2781.

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