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Nov. 5, 2007

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SAB to feature former Neo-Nazi TJ Leyden as speaker
ASU's Student Activities Board will present Tom “TJ” Leyden as the issues and awareness speaker for the fall semester. Leyden will present a lecture, “Turning Away From Hate” on Thursday, Nov. 8, at 6 p.m. in the Student Union Auditorium. The lecture is free to all. Leyden, the only known former skinhead to leave the movement and retain his own name, has worked for more than five years for the Simon Wiesenthal Center. For details, call Jerrod O. Lockhart, Tribal Leadership Center, ext. 2055.

Poli Sci graduate student receives scholarship award
Christy Polston of Beedeville, a graduate student in the Department of Political Science, was the 2007 recipient of the Henry M. Alexander Scholarship Award from the Arkansas City Management Association (ACMA). ACMA president Catherine Cook, city manager of Hope, presented the award to Polston at the ACMA annual meeting held at the Clarion Resort in Hot Springs in October. The scholarship, based on academic performance and a commitment to a career in public administration at the local government level, is awarded annually by the ACMA to one Master of Public Administration (MPA) student from each of the state’s three MPA programs.

College of Communications hosts panel discussion
The panel, "Changing Images in Changing Times," will be held Thursday, Nov. 8, 2-3:15 p.m., in the ASU-TV Studio, Education-Communications Building. This 11th annual panel is hosted by the College of Communications class, "Race, Gender, and Media," taught by Dr. Lillie M. Fears. This year's focus is the impact of senators Hillary Clinton and Barack Obama on the presidential race, but the mascot issue will be discussed as well. Guest panelists include Dr. Cyndy Hendershot, English, Janis Kearney, visiting scholar in English/Political Science, Dr. Dean Lee, Athletics, and Dr. Patrick Stewart, Public Administration. For details, contact Dr. Lillie M. Fears at ext. 3210.
ASU launches emergency alert system
ASU's Information and Technology Services has set up a new emergency alert system that will allow faculty, staff, and students to register their cell phones in order to receive informative messages should an emergency transpire. ITS developed this alert system to provide all of the benefits of similar commercially available products, but at a reduced cost. The text message-dependent system will be ineffective unless individuals register with the system. Registered users are responsible for applicable text messaging fees that their carriers may charge. For details, see or call ext. 3033.

'Science Flicks' presents 'Twister'
The next movie in the "Science Flicks" series from the Departments of Chemistry and Biological Sciences is "Twister," to be screened on Thursday, Nov. 8, at 6 p.m., in Lab Sciences 219. One of the panelists for the post-film discussion will be Ryan Vaughn, chief meteorologist at KAIT-TV, Jonesboro's ABC affiliate. For details, contact the Department of Biological Sciences at ext. 3082.

Department of Music presents Percussion Ensemble
ASU's Percussion Ensemble will be in concert Thursday, Nov. 8, 7:30 p.m., Riceland Hall, Fowler Center. The concert is free and open to the public. For details, contact the department at ext. 2094.
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