International Education week set for Nov. 15-18
The International Center for English (TICE) and the
Department of World Languages and Cultures present International
Education week, Monday-Thursday, Nov. 15-18.
View or print a
complete schedule of events.
Monday, Nov. 15:
International Conversation and Game Night takes place from 6-8 p.m.
in the Spring River Room, ASU Student Union Join us for a mixer with
food and games! This event is a Spring River celebration of the fun
and cultural exchange that takes place through good conversation,
whether in English, German, Chinese, Spanish, or any language. Learn
more about the conversation groups on campus and the English
conversation partner program.
Tuesday, November 16: International Cafe takes place
from 6-8 p.m. in Centennial Hall. Come for an evening of cultural exchange over food and drinks,
and listen to short presentations about people's international
experiences, with concurrent casual question and answer conversation at cafe
tables. Learn more about places to go through ASU study abroad
November 17: International Movie Night takes place from
7-9 p.m. in the Student Union Auditorium. Spend some time this evening to sit back
and relax, while you enjoy an award-winning Australian film "Look
Both Ways" by Sarah Watt. This movie is in English without
subtitles. During one unusually hot and tragic weekend, four people
struggle after hearing some life-changing news, but this in turn brings
them together. Can decisions to act bring hope? [PG-13]
November 18: Parade of Nations Poster Session +
Talent/Fashion Show takes place from 10 a.m.-3 p.m. in Centennial Hall, Student
Union. One of
the largest international events of the year, the Parade of Nations
provides a wonderful opportunity to speak with students from all over the world and
learn about their cultures through colorful posters, samples of
their foods, and a display of their talents and fashions, both traditional and modern-day.
For more information, or
to participate in any of these events, contact
Nick Taggart, director
of the International Center for English or
e-mail the Department of
World Languages and Cultures.
Sodhexo, offer 'Pyramid of Sharing' Nov. 17
Golden Key International
Honour Society, in partnership with Sodexho Food Services, will
be conducting a campus outreach service project on Wednesday, Nov.
17, in the ASU Student Union. The international honor society will
be building a "Pyramid of Sharing" in which students, staff, and
faculty will be able to purchase cans of fruit cocktail at $1 per
can to help build the pyramid. Individuals may also choose to bring
their own cans of fruit cocktail to add to the pyramid. All proceeds
from this event will go to the Food Bank Northeast Arkansas. Vicki
Pillow, director of development at the Food Bank will be on hand in
the Student Union Food Court at 2 p.m. on Wednesday, Nov. 17, to
accept Golden Key’s donation. Golden Key officers and advisors will
be available to pick up cans or monetary donations. The members of
Golden Key invite the university community to make this holiday
season a time of sharing with less fortunate neighbors. For more
Jerrod Lockhart, or
Joe Elmore closes
out R-TV alumni series Nov. 17-18
founder, president and CEO of RTM Productions in Nashville, Tenn., will
conclude the 2010 fall semester of Arkansas State University’s
Radio-Television Professional-in-Residence alumni series. Elmore will be
on campus, Wednesday-Thursday, Nov. 17-18, and will speak to
radio-television classes in addition to meeting with R-TV faculty.
currently works as on-air host and producer for two completely different
programming entities. Since 1987,
has served as host and contributing producer for “Tennessee
Crossroads." Based at WNPT in Nashville, it
is one of the highest-rated
shows of its kind in the country
and is carried by PBS
stations in Tennessee and North Carolina. “Crossroads,” a
travel/heritage/lifestyle show, celebrates the fascinating people
and places found along the two-lane highways of Tennessee and beyond.
The program has earned several Emmy Awards and countless nominations.
is also host and show producer of America’s premiere, longest-running,
high-performance car show, “Horsepower TV." The program
weekend on the Spike TV network
(formerly the Nashville Network). Debuting in 1997, it quickly became the show for enthusiasts and
hot-rodders throughout North America.
“Horsepower TV” mixes how-to
projects with lifestyle segments, all relating to the American car
grew up in Paragould, where he was a student-athlete
in high school. He earned his bachelor’s degree at Arkansas State
and a master's degree at the University of Memphis.
He worked in film production, public relations, and television news
before heading to Nashville to diversify his career.
For details, see the NewsPage release.
Lecture-Concert Series presents Shon Hopwood Nov. 18
a convicted bank robber turned accomplished Supreme Court
practitioner, will lecture in the ninth event of
University’s 2010-2011 Lecture-Concert Series, Thursday, Nov.
18, at 7 p.m. in the Student Union Auditorium. Additional
funding support is provided by the College of Humanities and Social
Sciences, the Department of Political Science, the ASU Moot Court
Team, and the Craighead
County Bar Association. Shon Hopwood's unusual journey with the law
began not at law school, but federal prison, where he served more
than a decade for bank robbery charges committed while he was an
immature young adult. He learned the law without the benefit of a
college education, and ultimately, prepared two petitions that were
granted by the United States Supreme Court. Shon Hopwood is now a
consultant on Supreme Court matters with Cockle Law Brief Printing
Company--the largest producer of Supreme Court briefs. Hopwood also
owns his own company, Precedential Paralegal LLC, where he
researches and writes legal briefs for attorneys across the country.
currently finishing a memoir that will be published by Random House
in 2011; writing a law review article on indigent prisoner issues
for the Harvard Civil Right-Civil Liberties Law Review; and is the
editor of a legal blog called "The Cockle Bur." Hopwood plans to
attend law school in the fall of 2011.
Read Adam Liptak's New York Times article, "A
Mediocre Criminal but an Unmatched Jailhouse Lawyer"
( NYT, Feb. 8, 2010), for more on Shon Hopwood. Details of
Hopwood's itinerary are online. See also ASU’s Lecture-Concert
All Lecture-Concert Series events are free and open to the public. For
details, contact Dr. Tim Crist, chair, Lecture-Concert committee
and professor of music, ext. 2094.
New campus directories are now
available for pick-up
The new 2010-2011 Campus Directories are
now available for pick-up in the Student Union Information Center.
For details, contact Shane
Copeland, assistant director,
Union, ext. 2056.
ASU Jazz, Lab Bands present 'The Jazz Voyage' Nov. 18
The Department of Music at Arkansas State University will
present the ASU Jazz Bands in concert on
Thursday, Nov. 18, at 7:30 p.m. in Riceland Hall, Fowler Center. The
ASU Jazz Bands are directed by Dr. Ron Horton. Audiences will be
treated to a concert that explores offshore influences on jazz, as the
band presents a concert, “The Jazz Voyage.”
The concert is free of charge
and open to the public.
This concert will examine the synthesis and
influences that music and life experience from around the globe has
exerted on this American art form. From the impact
of Coleman Hawkins’ years in Europe to the importance that Jamaican
street music had on the hip-hop rhythms that are so prevalent in today’s
music, the ASU jazz band will put a wide range of musical styles, and
the stories that go with them, on display. Some of the influences that
the bands explore will be very familiar, such as the prevalence of Cuban
rhythms as displayed in Ray Bryant’s Cubano Chant. Others will represent
a more subtle exchange, as is the case with a piece entitled CKUA by
Canadian-born composer Dean McNeil.
The bands' popular soloists will be featured, as will emerging
contact the music office at ext. 2094, or see the
NewsPage release for a
complete listing of personnel.
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