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101st Year

Nov. 15, 2010

Calendar highlights:

ASU Trombone Choir tonight, 7:30 p.m.,
Fine Arts Recital Hall

ASU Theatre presents "Nice People Dancing to Good Country Music," Tuesday-Wednesday, Nov. 16-17, 7:30 p.m., Fowler Center


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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 programs.
Wednesday, 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]
Thursday, 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.

Golden Key, Sodhexo, offer 'Pyramid of Sharing' Nov. 17
The ASU 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 information, contact Travis Bailey, Jerrod Lockhart, or Barbara Doyle.

Joe Elmore closes out R-TV alumni series Nov. 17-18
Joe Elmore, 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-Joe ElmoreThursday, Nov. 17-18, and will speak to radio-television classes in addition to meeting with R-TV faculty. Elmore currently works as on-air host and producer for two completely different programming entities. Since 1987, he 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. He is also host and show producer of America’s premiere, longest-running, high-performance car show, “Horsepower TV."  The program airs every 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 culture. Elmore grew up in Paragould, where he was a student-athlete in high school. He earned his bachelor’s degree at Arkansas State in 1966 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
Shon Hopwood, a convicted bank robber turned accomplished Supreme Court practitioner, will lecture in the ninth event of Arkansas State 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 CraigheadShon Hopwood 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. Hopwood is 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 Series Schedule online. 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,
Student 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 soloists. For details, contact the music office at ext. 2094, or see the NewsPage release for a complete listing of personnel. 

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