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
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. At
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.
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 tickets.astate.edu. 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
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
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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