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99th Year

Oct. 24, 2008

Calendar highlights:

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

Dr. Pamela Hunte presents "Afghanistan Today," Monday, Oct. 27, 7 p.m., Student Union Auditorium


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KASU to rebroadcast mayoral candidate interviews
KASU 91.9 FM will rebroadcast one-on-one interviews with each of the four Jonesboro mayoral candidates at 11 a.m. on Saturday, Oct. 25 and again at 7 p.m. on Tuesday, Oct. 28.  KASU’s Mark Smith initially conducted these interviews live on the air earlier this month as part of the popular program, Morning Edition. Each candidate was given a list of potential topics open for discussion in the interviews, but specific questions were not be given to the candidates in advance. Each candidate was interviewed for approximately 20 minutes. Station manager Mike Doyle noted that the great interest in the mayoral race prompted the station to broadcast these interviews with Jonesboro's outstanding array of candidates again. KASU is a National Public Radio member-station and the broadcasting service of Arkansas State University.

Journalist and media critic Jennifer L. Pozner to speak
ASU’s Office of Multicultural Affairs will present journalist, author, and media critic Jennifer L. Pozner in a multi-media lecture geared for a college audience. Jennifer L. PoznerHer lecture, “Gender, Race, and Media in Election 2008,” will be held Tuesday, Oct. 28, at 7 p.m. in  the Student Union Auditorium. The presentation is free and open to the public. Pozner is a journalist, a lecturer, and the founder and executive director of Women In Media & News (WIMN), a national media analysis, education, and advocacy group dedicated to increasing women’s presence and power in public debate. For details, contact Kimberley Johnson, Office of Multicultural Affairs, ext. 2055, or see the NewsPage release

Tuba and Euphonium ensemble concert to be held Oct. 27
The Department of Music at ASU will present
the ASU Tuba and Euphonium Ensemble in concert on Monday, Oct. 27, at 7:30 in the Minx Recital Hall of the Fine Arts Center.
This concert is free and open to the public. For more details, call the Department of Music at ext. 2094, or see the NewsPage release.  

Workshop for all academic advisors to be held Oct. 28-29

A workshop "NCAA Academic Requirements and Progress Toward Degree: Advising the Student-Athlete," will be held on Tuesday, Oct. 28 and repeated on Wednesday, Oct. 29 for all faculty and staff academic advisors. The workshops will begin at 2 p.m. each day in the board room on the 8th floor of the Dean B. Ellis Library. The workshop will review the NCAA academic requirements and progress toward degree required for all student athletes to be eligible to compete. All academic advisors are encouraged to attend. 

Celebrations for Torchbearers to be held Nov. 18
All faculty and staff are encouraged to cast a vote for excellence and join 478 campus colleagues who are Torchbearers. The Torchbearers platform provides funding to enhance the academic year at ASU-Jonesboro. Torchbearers allows members to enjoy tax deduction benefits and perks, as well. Torchbearers give $50 or more annually to support their respective colleges, departments, academic programs, scholarships of their choice, Santa’s Wolves, KASU, or any of the hundreds of funds in the ASU Foundation. In return, Torchbearers receive a long-sleeved t-shirt and are invited to a celebration on November 18--members may choose breakfast or happy hour. For details, contact Elaine Poynter, ext. 2718, or fill out the pledge card and attach it to an e-mail, or send a paper copy to University Development, Cooper Alumni Center.

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