Jeff Hankins closes Journalism Alumni Speakers Series
Jeff Hankins, the president and publisher of Arkansas Business
Publishing Group (ABPG) in Little Rock, is the final speaker for the fall
semester for the Arkansas State University Journalism Alumni Speakers
Series. Hankins will be on campus Monday-Tuesday, Nov. 9-10.
The 1987 graduate of ASU will visit classes in the College of
Communications, including News Writing and Mass Communications in Modern
Society (9 a.m., COM 233), News Editing (10 a.m. and 11 a.m., COM 218),
and Feature Writing (2 p.m., COM 217) during Monday’s session. On
Tuesday, he will attend the News Reporting, News Writing, and the First
Year Experience classes in COM 233. APBG produces 16 national
award-winning niche publications across Arkansas.
Hankins has also worked in broadcasting for the past 16 years, most
recently reporting business news and providing political analysis on
KTHV, Channel 11, and as a panelist on AETN’s “Arkansas Week.”
ABPG also develops Web sites
through its FLEX360 division, and Hankins co-founded the
monthly “Jonesboro Occasions” magazine.
For details, see the NewsPage
Jazz, percussion ensembles
present joint concert tonight
The Department of
Music will present
the ASU Percussion and Jazz
Ensembles in a joint concert tonight at 7:30 p.m. in
Riceland Hall, Fowler Center. The ASU Percussion Ensemble is under the
direction of Craig Collison, and the Jazz Ensemble is directed by
E. Ron Horton. The concert is free of charge and open to the public.
The concert will feature the ASU Percussion Ensemble
in “Omphalo Centric Lecture” by Nigel Westlake. The ASU Jazz Ensemble
will join them in “On Fire” by Michel Camilo. The Jazz Ensemble with
continue the evening with performances of “Be-Ba-Doe” by E. Ron Horton,
“Cotton Tail” by Duke Ellington, arranged by Mark Taylor, “Limbo Jazz”
also by Ellington, arranged by David Berger, and “Skylark” by Hoagy
Carmichael, arranged by Dave Wolpe. For details of ensemble personnel,
see the NewsPage release.
Visiting gamelan ensemble to
perform Nov. 10
Department of Music will
present the University
of North Texas Percussion and Gamelan Ensemble Concert on Tuesday,
Nov. 10, at 7:30 p.m. in Riceland Hall, Fowler Center. The
concert is free of charge and open to the public.
The concert will open with the University of North Texas
Gamelan Ensemble, under the direction of Ed Smith. They will perform “Beleganjur,”
a Balinese traditional, arranged by Ed Smith, “Kebyar Susun” by I Wayan
Gandra, and “Triputangan” by Poovalur Sriji, also arranged by Ed Smith.
The program will continue with the UNT Percussion Ensemble, directed by
Mark Ford. The performance will include “The Surface of Life” by Mark
Ford, featuring Matt Jordan on vibraphone, “Barely Breathing” by Brett
William Dietz, “Journey for Marimba, Piano and Percussion Ensemble” by
Matthew Coley, featuring Noriko Tsugakoshi on marimba, the premier
performance of “Love Songs” by David Skidmore, and “Marimba Heritage” by
Mark Ford, conducted by Brett William Dietz. For details, contact the music office at
ext. 2094, or see the NewsPage
Delta Symposium XVI slated; call for papers
The Department of English and Philosophy has opened a call for papers and presentations for the 16th annual
Delta Symposium, to be held on the campus of ASU-Jonesboro
April 7-10, 2010. The deadline for entries is
Jan. 15, 2010.
support this year's theme, "Region and the Politics of Culture,"
are especially encouraged. Symposium participants offer presentations that explore ways in which the representation of
culture within the region is implicated in wider social and political
movement. Other proposals relevant to the history, culture, arts,
music, or politics of the region are also welcome.
The event offers a variety
of presentations, including panels, musical and theatrical performances,
keynote speakers, and readings/signings by prominent authors and poets.
Trudier Harris, the author of “Summer Snow” and “The Scary Mason Dixon
Line,” who recently retired from the Department of English and
Comparative Literature at University of North Carolina-Chapel Hill,
and Roland Freeman, the photographer-founder of the Group for Cultural
Documentation in Washington, D.C., and a winner of the 2007 National
Heritage Fellowship from the National Endowment for the Arts, have
agreed to headline the program. For details, contact the Delta Symposium
Committee or check the
or Delta Symposium Committee co-chair
Dr. Carol O'Connor,
ext. 3973. Submit entries to ASU College of
Humanities and Social Services, P.O. Box 1150, State University, AR
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