Beck PRIDE Center
receives Wal-Mart Foundation grant
Beck PRIDE Center
for America’s Wounded Veterans received a $100,000 grant from the
Wal-Mart Foundation Tuesday morning to aid in building programs and
developing resources for veterans seeking higher education.The grant
is part of a total $3.6 million package awarded by the Wal-Mart
Foundation to 10 colleges and universities with $100,000 grants to
Dr. Robert Potts, chancellor, Dr. Susan Hanrahan, dean,
College of Nursing and Health Professions, and Cristian Murdock,
vice chancellor, University Advancement, attended the presentation
in Bentonville. Susan Tonymon is program director for the
Beck PRIDE Center. It is estimated that the number of veterans in the
United States will rise to more than 375,000 in 2009.
Dr. Fears and
class hold Race, Gender, and Media panel
Dr. Lillie M. Fears, Journalism, and her class, Race, Gender,
and Media will hold a panel discussion on the portrayals of
marginalized groups in the media. The panel will be held Thursday,
Nov. 13, from 2-3:15 p.m. in the ASU-TV Studio, located in the
College of Communications.
The panel, “UN-scripted, UN-edited: Real Life Images of
Marginalized People,” is free and open to the public. This marks the
twelfth year for the panel, hosted by Dr. Lillie Fears and her Race,
Gender, and Media class. The event is sponsored by the College of
Communications. The event is free, and the public is welcome.
Kennemore, an ASU graduate and caregiver for her son with cerebral
palsy, is a scheduled panelist. Other panelists include Dr. Pat
Glascock, associate director, Counseling and Career Planning
Center, Dr. Barbara Turnage, chair, Social Work, and Dr.
Richard A. Neeley, chair, Communication Disorders. For details,
contact Dr. Lillie Fears
at ext. 3210, or see the NewsPage
Celebrations planned for International Education Week
celebrates International Education Week 2008 Tuesday-Thursday, Nov.
18-20. The theme of the
celebration is “Bringing the World to ASU—Taking ASU to the World.”
The series of special events is sponsored by the ASU Student
Activities Board, the Office of International Programs, and the
Department of Languages. The week’s first event, South Asian Movie
Night, is Tuesday, Nov. 18, from 7-9 p.m. The film “Rang de Basanti”
will be shown in “the Pit,” Room 203 in the College of Agriculture.
International Programs, ext. 2329.
Two events are featured on
Wednesday, Nov. 19. The first, “Taking ASU to the World: Study
Abroad,” will be offered by
International Programs, in the Student Union center court area from
11 a.m.-2 p.m. Contact Lindquist at ext. 2329.
Leadership Center, will present the educational forum, “The African
Experience,” from 7-9 p.m. in the Mockingbird Room, Student Union.
Contact Johnson at ext. 2055.
The week wraps up with “Multicultural
Fair: Celebrating Cultures from around the World,” on Thursday, Nov.
20, from 11 a.m.-3 p.m. in Centennial Hall, Reng Center for Student
Services/Student Union. For details on this event, contact
International Center for English, at ext. 3887, or contact
Dr. Yvonne Unnold,
chair, Department of Languages, at ext. 3887. For additional
information, see the NewsPage release.
ASU Jazz Band, Lab Band to perform challenging program
Dr. E. Ron
Jazz Studies, announces the second performance of the
2008 season by ASU’s Jazz Band and Lab Band. The performance is Monday,
Nov. 17, at 7:30 p.m., in Riceland Hall, Fowler Center. The performance is free and open to the public. The
Jazz and Lab Bands will perform music to astound and challenge the
audience. The ASU Lab Band will perform Duke Ellington’s classic “Satin
Doll," among other works. The Jazztette, a new ensemble, will be
introduced and will perform an
original piece by ASU trumpeter Joseph Curtis. The ASU Jazz band will
open with Thad Jones’ arrangement of “All of Me," and the band will
also perform a brooding arrangement of Thelonious Monk’s “Round Midnight.”
For details, contact the Department of Music at ext. 2094, or
see the NewsPage release.
Deadline nears for
Delta Tau Alpha fundraiser
Dr. Donald Kennedy, Animal Science, has announced that the
deadline for ordering Creekstone Farms Steaks will be Monday, Nov.
17 at 12 noon. Steaks will be available for pick-up Wednesday, Nov.
19.The Rib Eye Steak Sale is a fundraiser for Delta Tau Alpha, a
national agricultural honor society. Proceeds from the sale will be
used to help students travel to the 50th annual Delta Tau Alpha
National Convention in April. Premium Black Angus Beef Rib Eye
Steaks are U.S.D.A. Choice Grade and are cut to 1 1/4 in. thickness.
The steaks are vacuum-packaged as a pair, and each steak weighs
approximately 12 oz. Price for paired and packaged steaks is $16.To
order, call or e-mail Dr.
Donald Kennedy, ext. 3074.
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