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99th Year

Oct. 22, 2008

Calendar highlights:

Town hall meeting with Regional Technology Strategies, Inc., tomorrow,
10 a.m.-12 noon,
Grand Hall, Fowler Center

'Howl at the Moon' Run/Walk 5K, Saturday, Oct. 25, 6:15 p.m.



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Society of Professional Journalists hosts media panel
The Arkansas State University chapter of the Society of Professional Journalists (SPJ) will host a "Media in the 2008 Presidential Election" panel tomorrow at 3 p.m., in the College of Communications TV Studio. Panelists for the event will include Gary Moody, director of youth outreach for the Democrat Party of Arkansas; Elizabeth Aymond, communications director of the Republican Party of Arkansas; and Kelly Kissel, news editor for the Associated Press in Little Rock. The public is invited to attend the free event. A reception will follow. SPJ is the nation's most broad-based journalism organization, dedicated to encouraging the free practice of journalism and stimulating high standards of ethical behavior. SPJ was founded in 1909, and the ASU chapter was established in 1971. For details, contact ASU-SPJ president Sarah Morris, a senior journalism major, at (870) 926-7127, or see the NewsPage release.

Hispanic Heritage Celebration continues through Friday
ASU’s Office of Multicultural Affairs announces its Hispanic Heritage Celebration, observing the anniversary of independence of several Latin American countries,  began Monday, Oct. 20 and ends Friday, Oct. 24. The theme of this year’s event is “We are one community,” and upcoming events include tonight's discussion, discussion, “Dying to Get In: Immigration—the U.S. and Mexican border.” This event will be held in Centennial Hall, ASU Student Union/Reng Student Services Center, at 7 p.m. Tomorrow, the “Union Fiesta,” featuring food, art, and Latin music, will be held at 5 p.m., Heritage Plaza, Student Union. On Friday, Oct. 24, the evening event is a Hispanic-themed dinner in the Student Union's Acansa Dining Hall, sponsored by Sodhexo. For details, contact Kimberley Johnson, ext. 2055, or see the NewsPage release.           

United Way campaign begins next week
"Live United" is the United Way of Northeast Arkansas Campaign slogan this year and  reminds us to give, to advocate, to volunteer. All ASU faculty and staff will receive the annual United Way Campaign brochure and pledge card via campus mail next week. The brochure will outline the key initiatives of the campaign:  education, income and health. ASU faculty and staff are urged to help United Way build a better educated, wealthier, and healthier community. Pledge to give and to "Live United." For details, e-mail ASU United Way Campaign co-coordinators Rosemary Freer, Jenifer Rice-Mason, or see the NewsPage release.

Visiting anthropologist presents lecture on Afghanistan
ASU’s College of Humanities and Social Sciences will sponsor a special lecture by anthropologist Dr. Pamela Hunte on Monday, Oct. 27, 7 p.m., in the Student Union Dr. Pamela HunteAuditorium. The lecture is free, and the public is welcome. Dr. Hunte’s lecture, “Afghanistan Today,” draws on her many years of experience living in Afghanistan. Dr. Hunte first lived in Afghanistan as a Peace Corps Volunteer from 1969 to 1971. Trained as a cultural anthropologist, Dr. Hunte taught for several years at the University of Connecticut. She has also worked for the World Bank and UNICEF, and she has served as a consultant for USAID and Save the Children. Dr. Hunte most recently visited Kabul, Afghanistan, this past spring. For details, contact the Dean’s Office, College of Humanities and Social Sciences, at ext. 3973, or see the NewsPage release.

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