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Nov. 12, 2008

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ASU Theatre presents "The Rimers of Eldritch," Friday-Saturday, Nov. 14-15, Friday-Saturday, Nov. 18-19, 7:30 p.m.,
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Beck PRIDE Center receives Wal-Mart Foundation grant
ASU's 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 each. 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. Barbara 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 release.

Celebrations planned for International Education Week
ASU 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. For details, contact Nakeli Hendrix, 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 Carl Lindquist, International Programs, in the Student Union center court area from 11 a.m.-2 p.m. Contact Lindquist at ext. 2329. Kimberley Johnson, 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 Nick Taggart, 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 Horton, director, 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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