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98th Year

Nov. 9, 2007

Calendar highlights:

Conducting Colloquium, today-Saturday, Nov. 10,

ASU Theatre, "Beautiful Bodies," opens tonight,  7:30 p.m., Fowler Center

Li'l Bita Christmas,
today-Sunday, Nov. 11,
Convocation Center


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Lecture-Concert Series presents Leonard Pitts
In its seventh event of 2007-08, ASU's Lecture-Concert Series is proud to present Pulitzer Prize winner Leonard Pitts, one of the nation's most beloved and widely read newspaper columnists. Pitts will lecture Tuesday, Nov. 13, at 7 p.m., in the Student Union Auditorium. Pitts's appearance is co-sponsored by the Office of Diversity Initiatives, the College of Communications, and The Jonesboro Sun. Pitts won the Pulitzer Prize for commentary in 2004, and he has been honored by the Society of Professional Journalists, the National Association of Black Journalists, and the Simon Wiesenthal Center, among others. For details, contact Dr. Gil Fowler, ext. 2308, or see the NewsPage release.

ASU sets up endowments honoring James W. Callaway
The AT&T Foundation, the corporate philanthropy organization of AT&T Inc., announced a $325,000 grant to the Arkansas State University Foundation to establish two endowments honoring James W. Callaway, AT&T senior executive vice president-executive operations. The James W. Callaway/AT&T Faculty Fellowship will focus on journalism in the lower Mississippi Delta, and the James W. Callaway/AT&T Scholarship Endowment in Business will provide scholarships to minority students of diverse backgrounds and abilities. Callaway graduated from ASU in 1968 with a degree in business administration, including additional hours in journalism. He serves on the board of the ASU Foundation, and he was recently named a distinguished alumnus of ASU.

Dr. Chaudhury receives certification from H. B. Maynard
Dr. Zariff (Zac) Chaudhury, Metallurgic Technology, recently attended a week-long MOST (Maynard Operation Sequence Technique) Applicator training course and received certification from H. B. Maynard and Co., an international consulting, software, and training business. MOST is a work measurement technique applicable to any business environment. Chaudhury gained experience in time study analysis, preparatory to teaching a spring course, Motion and Time Study.

AITP student chapter welcomes Dr. Kathy Brittain White
ASU's student chapter of the Association of Information Technology Professionals (AITP) will welcome alumna Dr. Kathy Brittain White on Monday, Nov. 12, at noon, in the College of Business, Room 205. Dr. White will discuss domestic sourcing as an emerging trend in the U.S. She will discuss the company she founded, Rural Sourcing, Inc., whose main development center is in Jonesboro. Prior to founding Rural Sourcing, Inc., Dr. White was CIO for several Fortune 500 companies. She will delineate the characteristics of successful employees and the requisite skills and attitudes for entry-level positions in information technology. Refreshments will be served. For details, contact Courtney Tatum, president of ASU's AITP Student Chapter.

Multicutural Thanksgiving Dinner scheduled for Monday
The Student Activities Board (SAB), in conjunction with Sodhexo, the International Student Association, and the Office of International Programs, is hosting its annual Multicultural Thanksgiving Dinner Monday, Nov. 12, at 6 p.m., in Centennial Hall, Reng Student Services Center/Student Union. The event includes dinner and a talk by Dr. Cherisse Jones-Branch, History. The event is free, but RSVPs should be sent to Jerrod O. Lockhart or Candence Williams at ext. 2055.

Department of Music to present Jazz Bands
The ASU Jazz Bands, under the direction of E. Ron Horton, will be in concert Monday, Nov. 12, at 7:30 p.m., Riceland Hall, Fowler Center. The concert of big band and small ensemble classics is free and open to the public. For details, call ext. 2094, or see the NewsPage release

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