SAB to feature former Neo-Nazi TJ Leyden as speaker
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
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
College of Communications hosts panel
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
ASU launches emergency alert
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
its.astate.edu or call ext. 3033.
'Science Flicks' presents
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
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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