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Sept. 21, 2009

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Dr. Lonnie 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.

Senator Thaddeus Caraway comes home for a visit
ASU will 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, Senator Thaddeus H. CarawayNov. 25. 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 1931, 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, contact ASUís Centennial Celebration Office, ext. 2803, or see the NewsPage release.

Lecture-Concert Series presents Jonathan Sandys
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 Jonathan SandysStorm” 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 Churchill’s Britain 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 NewsPage release.

San Jose Taiko opens Fowler Center Series Sept. 25
The 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, companySan Jose Taiko 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 Visit San Jose Taiko for more information about the group, its members, and its music, including an audio gallery of sample audio clips. Visit 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 release.

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 NewsPage release.

First concert of 2009-10 Faculty Recital Series slated

The 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 NewsPage release.

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