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99th Year

Nov. 7, 2008

Calendar highlights:

Lit'l Bita Christmas
Arts and Crafts Show
Nov. 7-9,
times vary

Beck PRIDE Center
and ASU ROTC Veterans' Day
, Tuesday,
Nov. 11


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Larry McDermott is final Journalism Alumni Speaker
Larry McDermott, a 1970 graduate of Arkansas State University and current publisher of the Springfield (Mass.) Republican, is the final speaker in the Journalism Alumni Speakers Series hosted by ASU’s Department of Journalism. He will be on campus Monday and Tuesday, Nov. 10-11. For a copy of the schedule, click here.) McDermott is also the chief executive officer of The Republican and the Sunday Republican of Springfield, Mass., a regional newspaper with 320,000 readers in western Massachusetts.
A former editor of ASU’s school newspaper, The Herald, and an ASU graduate with a journalism degree, McDermott also worked as a reporter at The Jonesboro Sun and spent 18 years with The Associated Press, rising through the ranks as a reporter, political correspondent, bureau chief, and general executive. For details, contact Dr. Joel Gambill, chair, Journalism, ext. 3075, or see the NewsPage release.

Lecture-Concert Series hosts Dr. Bettye Collier-Thomas
Dr. Bettye Collier-Thomas, scholar and civil rights authority, is the featured lecturer in the fifth event of this year's Lecture-Concert Series, ASU's annual Corinne Sternheimer Dr. Bettye Collier-ThomasGreenfield Lecture. She will present “The Nexus: Women, Religion, Race, and Civil Rights” on Tuesday, Nov. 11, at 7 p.m. in the Student Union Auditorium. This event, like all events in the Lecture-Concert Series, is free and open to the public. Dr. Collier-Thomas is a professor of history and director of the Temple University Center for African American History and Culture. She is also a residential Fellow at the Woodrow Wilson International Center for Scholars in Washington, D.C. This presentation is funded by Drs. Rosalee and Raymond Weiss of Teaneck, New Jersey, in memory of Dr. Rosalee Weiss's mother, Corinne Sternheimer Greenfield, through an endowment supporting an annual lecture in the ASU College of Humanities and Social Sciences. For details, contact Dr. Carol O’Connor, associate dean, College of Humanities and Social Sciences, at ext. 3973, or see the NewsPage release.

ASU Trombone Choir presents concert
Arkansas State University’s Department of Music announces a performance by the ASU Trombone Choir on Tuesday, Nov. 11 at 7:30 p.m. in the Fine Arts Recital Hall. The ASU Trombone Choir is presently under the direction of Dr. Neale Bartee. The Trombone Choir will perform music of Mozart, Gabrielli, Wagner, and more, and will include these ensembles: Select Quartet, Dad's Bones, and Pro Bones. The concert is free and open to the public. For details, contact the Department of Music at ext. 2094, or see the NewsPage release.

Mail Center moves to its new location today
The Mail Center will be moving to its new location in the Student Union (beside the U.S. Postal Service) today. Mail Center personnel will attempt to make this transition without interrupting mail service; however, there is a possibility that the usual afternoon mailout will be canceled. Please plan to have any mail that cannot wait until Monday to be mailed to the Mail Center's current location early Friday morning. The Mail Center will do the normal runs on campus--this service will not be interrupted. For questions or concerns, contact Jennifer Jasinski in the Office of Finance and Administration at ext. 2024, or Amy Brown in the Mail Center at ext. 3026.

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