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100th Year

Nov. 16, 2009

Calendar highlights:

ASU Theatre presents  'Little Shop of Horrors,' Monday-Wednesday,
Nov. 16-18, 7:30 p.m.

Lecture-Concert Series presents pianist Robert Henry, Monday, Nov. 30, 7:30 p.m., Riceland Hall, Fowler Center

World AIDS Day Conference, Tuesday, Dec. 1, 8:30 a.m.-6 p.m., Student Union Auditorium


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Dr. Gil-Osle article published in Journal of Modern History
Dr. Juan Pablo Gil-Osle, Spanish, recently published a co-translation of the article, “Monarchy as Conquest: Violence, Social Opportunity, and Political Stability in the Establishment of the Hispanic Monarchy,” authored by the historians José Javier Ruiz Ibáñez and Gaetano Sabatini, in The Journal of Modern History 81 (2009), pp. 501-536, from the University of Chicago Press. This article deals with the transformations of the conceptualization of the monarchy that emerged in the Iberian Peninsula during the early modern period. This reconceptualization became a tremendously powerful instrument of sociopolitical change that both facilitated territorial expansion in Aragon, Granada, Naples, Navarra, North Africa, the Mexican Triple Alliance and the Low Countries, as well as allowing the rapid remodeling of conquered societies into constituent populations. These societies were then reorganized with the monarchy as a necessary arbitrator.

Business plan teams to give presentations Nov. 16
Teams competing in the College of Business business plan competition will deliver presentations Monday, Nov. 16, at 11 a.m. in the executive board room on the second floor of the new Delta Center for Economic Development building. Each team will have up to 10 minutes to deliver its presentation, five minutes of questions and answers, and feedback from the judges. Winners will be announced at 2:30 p.m. on the first floor lobby of the Delta Center.

Turkish rector delegation to visit campus Nov. 16
Arkansas State University welcomes a delegation of rectors from universities in Turkey, today to discuss proposed relationships and collaborations between ASU and the Turkish institutions of higher learning. The five rectors include Professor Dr. A. Nafi Baytorun of the University of Kahramanmaras Sutcu Imam; Professor Dr. Hasan Ceylan, Yϋzϋncϋ Yil University; Professor Dr. M. Yavuz Coskun of Gaziantep University; Professor Dr. Mustafa Gϋndϋz of Adiyaman University; and Professor Dr. Serdar Bedii Omay of Mardin Artuklu University. Two interpreters will accompany the contingent. The group will have a full day, beginning with a tour of the Arkansas Biosciences Institute (ABI) led by executive director Dr. Carole Cramer, followed by a brief meeting with ASU Chancellor Robert L. Potts and the Executive Council. A reception begins at 10:15 a.m. in the main lobby of the Administration Building. Meetings and briefings ensue in Cooper Alumni Center until 3 p.m. when the delegation will depart for Little Rock.

International Day for Tolerance event is today
Faculty, staff, and students at Arkansas State University will join together with community members to celebrate International Day for Tolerance on Monday, Nov. 16. The event will take place from 1:15-1:45 p.m. in Centennial Hall, Student Union. The "Meet and Greet" will involve participants forming concentric circles where individuals in each circle stand face-to-face, take a few minutes to introduce themselves, and then chat for 45 seconds. When the bell chimes, the inner circle will rotate, giving participants an opportunity to meet and greet someone else. The International Day for Tolerance focuses the world's attention on tolerance as an essential condition for peace, democracy, and sustainable development. Currently, faculty, staff, and students at ASU represent 60 different countries, from six different continents. The International Day for Tolerance is sponsored by the Office of Diversity Initiatives and is held in conjunction with International Awareness Week. For details, contact Melanie Richardson, Diversity Fellow, at ext. 3734, or see the NewsPage release.

ASU celebrates International Education Week Nov. 16-20
ASU will celebrate International Education Week Monday-Friday, Nov. 16-20. This week is sponsored by a number of offices on campus, including the Office of Diversity Initiatives, the Student Activities Board, the Office of Multicultural Affairs, the Office of International Programs, and the Department of World Languages and Cultures. For details, contact the Leadership Center, ext. 2055.
Monday, Nov. 16
International Day For Tolerance: The largest "meet and greet" imaginable offers cross-cultural student, staff, and faculty exchange, in Centennial Hall, 1:15-1:45 p.m.
Cultural Discussion: On a Campus of Black and White, Where do Red, Brown, and Yellow Fit In?, a student-led discussion on diversity at ASU, will be held in the Mockingbird Room, ASU Student Union, at 6 p.m.
Tuesday, Nov. 17
International Café: Enjoy the casual atmosphere of ASU's International Café by enjoying the great conversation, games, food, and more. Great environment to learn more about different cultures.
Wednesday, Nov. 18
International Night at the Convocation Center: Join the Red Wolves in celebrating diversity at the Women’s Basketball Game. Game time is 7:05 p.m.
Thursday, Nov. 19
Cultural Exhibition: A Parade of Nations explores the many cultural demonstrations, presentations, fashion, and food. Cultural performances will be showcased at 12:15 - 1:45 p.m., and the displays, presentations, and demonstrations will be shown from 11-3 p.m. in Centennial Hall.
Friday, Nov. 20
International Movie: "Chocolate" is the story of an autistic girl with intense fighting skills, who discovers a list of debtors in her horribly ill mother's diary and decides to go collecting, only to find herself up against an organized crime ring. The film screens at the Student Union Auditorium at 7 p.m.

ASUJ Fall 2009 Assessment Newsletter is now available
The Arkansas State University-Jonesboro Fall 2009 Assessment Newsletter  is now available online at the Office of Institutional Research, Planning, and Assessment web site. To receive printed copies of this newsletter, contact April Leggett, ext. 3027.

Caraway Road as through street to close Nov. 23
Caraway Road between Johnson Avenue and Aggie Road will no longer be a through street effective Monday, Nov. 23. This closure will be permanent for safety reasons. Vehicles traveling south on Caraway from Johnson Avenue can only access Collegiate Park, Baptist Collegiate Ministries, or the ASU Parking Deck. Vehicles traveling north on Caraway Road from Aggie Road will only be able to access the ASU Post Office. Alternate routes should be used by students and staff beginning Monday, Nov. 23.

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