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99th Year

Nov. 21, 2008

Calendar highlights:

Fall Break and Thanksgiving Holiday, Tuesday-Saturday,
Nov. 25-29

ASU Ringers perform Christmas concert, Monday, Dec. 1,
7:30 p.m., Riceland Hall, Fowler Center

Last day of class, Saturday, Dec. 6

Final exams, Monday-Saturday, Dec. 8-13



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Identity Solutions Symposium announces call for papers
A call for conference papers and participation in the second Identity Solutions Symposium and the 2009 Acxiom Laboratory for Applied Research (ALAR) Conference on Applied Research in Information Technology has been announced—the deadline for submissions is Sunday, Dec. 7. The conference will accept both full papers and research in progress; accepted papers will be published in the conference proceedings. Research in progress should be submitted in slide format; 1-page summaries of accepted presentations will also be published in the conference proceedings. (Conference proceedings will be published online.) Dr. Farhad Moeeni, Computer and Information Technology, is a member of the conference organizing committee. Dr. Moeeni and Dr. Jeff Jenness, chair, Computer Science, are members of the conference program committee. For details, contact Dr. Moeeni, or see the NewsPage release.

Artist Shazieh Gorji visits Department of Art
Artist Shazieh Gorji is a visiting artist in the Department of Art through Nov. 21. Ms. Gorji presently resides in Pakistan, and graduated from Bennington College, Vt.,Shazieh Gorji  with a bachelor's degree in Liberal Arts and a concentration in Visual Arts-Ceramics. Gorji worked in the ceramics area from 10 a.m.-3 p.m. each day while visiting ASU and has given a number of presentations to interested students and the public. She lectured on contemporary ceramics in Pakistan, wood-fired kilns, and her ceramic works. Shazieh Gorji has exhibited her work internationally in London, Pakistan, New York, Vermont, France, and many other places. For details, contact Bill Rowe, ext. 3050.

Social Work to present World AIDS Day conference
ASU’s Department of Social Work will present its first World AIDS Day conference, Monday, Dec. 1, in Centennial Hall. The conference was organized by Dr. Guitele Rahill, Social Work, and she, along with Dr. Patricia Guy-Walls and Dr. Beverly Edwards, both of Social Work, are conference co-chairs. The conference seeks to increase awareness of the impact of HIV/AIDS in rural communities, especially in northeast Arkansas and to provide a foundation for future research. The World AIDS Day conference marks the end of National HIV/AIDS Awareness Week which begins Monday, Nov. 24. Registration and breakfast begin at 7:45 a.m. There is no charge for the conference, and breakfast and lunch will be provided. For details, contact Dr. Guitele Rahill, at ext. 3984, or see the NewsPage release.

Seventh annual Madrigal Feaste invites, charms
The ASU Choirs will present the seventh Madrigal Feaste on Thursday-Friday, Dec. 4-5, at 6:30 p.m. in the Grand Hall of ASU’s Fowler Center. The Madrigal Feaste will be in the traditional style of Merrie Olde England, with costumes, decorations, comedy, and fanfare. The Chamber Singers, led by Dr. Dale Miller, director of choral activities, will host the evening’s entertainment and serve as the court of King Henry the Eighth of England, Jonesboro, and Craighead County. Guests will enjoy the Wassail Bowl beginning at 6:15 p.m., and seating will begin with the first fanfare at 6:30 p.m. Tickets for the Thursday, Dec. 4 performance will be available through Monday, Dec. 1, and tickets for the Friday, Dec. 5 performance will be available through Tuesday, Dec.  2.  Tickets for the Madrigal Feaste may be purchased at the ASU Central Box Office by calling (870) 972-ASU1, or by calling the toll-free number, 888-ASU-FANS. All seats are reserved and are limited by space available. Ticket prices are $35 for the general public, and $30 for ASU faculty, staff, and students, as well as senior citizens. Proceeds benefit the ASU Choir’s scholarship program and an upcoming concert tour to Italy in March 2010. For details, contact Dr. Dale Miller, ext. 3841, or see the NewsPage release.

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