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99th Year

Sept. 26, 2008

Calendar highlights:

'Science Flicks' presents 'Deep Impact' Tuesday,  Sept. 30, 5:30 p.m.

ASU Wind Ensemble opens season with 'How 'Suite' It Is, Tuesday, Sept. 30, 7:30 p.m.


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Rose Kirk is guest in Journalism Alumni Speakers series
Rose Kirk, vice president of national enterprise sales and distribution for Verizon Wireless and a 1984 graduate of ASU, is the second scheduled Rose Kirkspeaker in the Journalism Alumni Speakers series and will be on campus Wednesday, Oct. 1. Kirk will discuss principles of advertising at 10 a.m., followed by principles of public relations at noon. At 2 p.m., she will address the practicum class in public relations with representatives of the American Advertising Federation and ASU’s Public Relations Student Society of America (PRSSA). All meetings will be in room 233 in the Communications Building. A
t ASU, Kirk worked for the Social Security Administration and was a reporter and news editor for ASU’s student newspaper, The Herald. A Pine Bluff native, she began her career as a news reporter for the Pine Bluff Commercial and also worked for the Florence (Ala.) Times Daily before beginning her telecommunications career in 1986 with SBC Communications (now AT&T) as an executive speech writer. She is chair of the board of directors for the National Domestic Violence Hotline and holds three Verizon Excellence awards. For details, see the NewsPage release.          

ASU Theatre opens season with 'Dancing at Lughnasa'
The ASU Theatre recently announced the cast of the October production of “Dancing at Lughnasa,” Irish dramatist Brian Friel's Tony award-winning play. “Dancing at Lughnasa” will be performed at Fowler Center Friday-Saturday, October 3-4, and Tuesday-Wednesday, Oct. 7-8. All performances are at 7:30 p.m. A “meet the company” dessert reception will follow the Friday, Oct. 3 opening night performance.
Tickets are $8 in advance, and $10 at the door. Tickets may be purchased for reserved seating in advance at the ASU Central Box Office in the Convocation Center, by calling 972-ASU1, or online at Reserved seating tickets (if available) may be purchased at the door on the evening of the performance. Reservations are highly recommended. For details, and the complete cast list, see the NewsPage release.

Dr. Hall part of select team for department of education
Dr. Mike Hall, Mathematics and Statistics, is one of 12 university faculty in Arkansas leading a high-priority project sponsored by the Arkansas Department of Education (ADE). The ADE project will create a professional development institute for algebra II teachers to help assure that Arkansas high school students are prepared for college-level mathematics. During 2008-2009, Dr. Hall and a select team of higher education faculty and high school teachers will create the comprehensive professional development institute. During 2009-2010, Dr. Hall will serve as a regional trainer and deliver professional development seminars and classes to mathematics teachers in the northeast Arkansas region.

Dr. Oliver to present professional development session
Dr. Timothy Oliver, Music, will present a professional development session for the instrumental music educators of the Memphis City Schools. The session is titled “Exhibiting Quality Work through Music Performance.” The session will take place Monday, October 13. Dr. Oliver is director of bands and coordinator of Wind and Percussion Studies at ASU. Dr. Oliver also publishes and researches in the field of  Music Education.

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