Williams receives Silas Hunt Legacy Award
ASU's Dr. Lonnie Williams, associate vice chancellor
for Student Affairs, is one of this year's four outstanding recipients
of the Silas Hunt Legacy Award presented by the
University of Arkansas at
Fayetteville (UAF). The Silas Hunt Legacy Award recognizes African Americans
for their significant contributions to the community, state and nation.
Throughout the 2009-10 academic year, the recipients will visit with
students and the community on the University of Arkansas campus. The
year of celebration will conclude at a black-tie event in April.
The Silas Hunt Legacy Award was created by UAF in 2005 and
first awarded in 2006. This year’s recipients, including Dr.
Williams, were nominated by the
public and selected by a volunteer selection committee of University of
Arkansas alumni, friends, faculty, students, and staff. For details, see
the NewsPage release.
Thaddeus Caraway comes home for a visit
host an exhibit on the life and achievements
of U. S. Senator Thaddeus Caraway in the lobby of the Dean B. Ellis
Library, from Tuesday, Sept. 22-Wednesday,
An opening reception, sponsored by ASUís Department of Political
Science, will be held at 3:30 p.m. Tuesday, Sept. 22, and will
include comments by Paul Austin, executive director of the Arkansas
Humanities Council and an ASU alumnus. The opening reception and the
exhibit are free and open
to the public.The exhibit is among the university’s Centennial Celebration
activities and is part of a collection of traveling exhibits sponsored
by the Arkansas Humanities Council. Senator Thaddeus Caraway of Jonesboro served as a U. S. representative
from 1913 until 1921; he served as a U. S. senator from 1921 until his death in
when his seat was filled by his wife, Hattie Caraway. Both Senators
Caraway were progressive champions of the poor and vigorously
aided the people of Arkansas during the Great Depression. For details,
Centennial Celebration Office,
ext. 2803, or
see the NewsPage release.
presents Jonathan Sandys
the great-grandson of Sir Winston Churchill, is the featured speaker
in the second event of ASU’s Lecture-Concert
Series. Sandys will present “The Gathering
Storm” on Tuesday, Sept. 22,
at 7 p.m. in ASU’s Student Union Auditorium. This event, like all events in
the Lecture-Concert Series, is free and open to the public.
In ďThe Gathering Storm,Ē Sandys will offer a unique perspective and
intriguing insights, through the eyes of his great-grandfather, into
the years leading up to the Second World War.
Sandys, with colleague David Bonner, has also founded
Foundation, whose purpose is to offer lectures to schools, colleges, universities, businesses, organizations, and
individuals, especially to educate those individuals
interested in public service careers.
The foundationís goal is to combat illiteracy and poverty by
promoting Churchillian ideals. For details, contact
Dr. Gil Fowler, associate
dean, the Honors College, at ext. 2308, or see the
San Jose Taiko opens
Fowler Center Series Sept. 25
Fowler Center Series opens its 2009-10 season in Riceland Hall on
Friday, Sept. 25, at 7:30 p.m. with a performance by
San Jose Taiko.
San Jose Taiko has mesmerized
audiences and critics with the powerful, spellbinding, and propulsive
sounds of the taiko drums for three decades. Inspired by traditional Japanese
drumming, company performers express the beauty and harmony of the human
spirit through the voice of the taiko as they strive to create new
dimensions in movement and music.
As a symbol, taiko holds much of the essence and spirit of Japan,
replete with continued possibilities, renewal, and transformation.
Taiko is so deeply a part of the traditions of the Japanese and the
Shinto and Buddhist religions that it is considered to be both the
essence and the heartbeat of the Japanese spirit. The traditional practice and
performance of taiko requires dedication, physical endurance, harmony,
and a collective spirit. Purchase tickets online at
San Jose Taiko for more information about the group, its members,
and its music, including an
audio gallery of sample audio clips.
Fowler Center on the Web
for additional information about the performance by San Jose Taiko, call Fowler Center at
ext. 3471, or see the NewsPage
Dr. Morrow details work at
middle Mississippian village
The Central Mississippi Valley Archeological Society will
hold its first meeting of the 2009-10 academic year with a special
lecture, "Salvaging Kreb's Place: A Middle Mississippian (circa
A.D. 1200) village in Craighead County, Arkansas," on Tuesday, Sept.
22, at 7 p.m., in the ASU Museum, Room 182.
This lecture is free
and open to the public, and refreshments will be provided. For
details, contact Dr. Julie
Morrow, ext. 2071, or see the
First concert of 2009-10 Faculty Recital
Department of Music at ASU will present the first concert of the
2009-2010 Faculty Recital Series on Thursday, September 24, at 7:30 p.m.
in Riceland Hall, Fowler Center. The concert will feature ASU music
faculty members Dr. Robin Dauer, Dr. Lauren Schack Clark,
Dr. Dale Clark, Dr. Marika
Kyriakos, and Prof. Matthew Carey, with assistance from Sean Pollock. The
concert is free of charge and open to the public. The audience is also
encouraged to view the ASU Art Faculty Show in the Bradbury Gallery
during intermission. For details, including the concert program, see the
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