Inside ASU, News for Faculty & Staff, Arkansas State University
99th Year

Nov. 24, 2008

Calendar highlights:

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

Delta Blues
Symposium XV call
for papers, proposals, deadline, Monday,
Dec. 15

Last day of class, Saturday, Dec. 6

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


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Dr. Zibluk is featured speaker at two events
Dr. Jack Zibluk, Journalism, was a featured speaker at two events at the national Journalism Education Association (JEA) annual convention in St. Louis recently. He led a journalism career workshop, where he discussed careers in journalism to a group of 30 students. He also presented a seminar, "How to tell a story with pictures," to a crowd of about 100 students. The JEA is the national organization of journalism educators. More than 5,000 high school and college journalism students from throughout the nation attended the three-day convention.

Dr. Burns presents paper, presentation at conference
Dr. Richard Burns, English and Folklore, recently preseDr. Richard Burnsnted a paper, "Community Aesthetics and the Delta Blues Symposium," at the annual meeting of the American Folklore Society in Louisville, Ky. His multi-media presentation examined the academic community's sense of aesthetics and where they intersect with the folkloristís anticipation of what the community might experience. He focused on Bobby Rush's performance at ASU's Delta Blues Symposium in 2002 as an example.

Holiday Social Etiquette Luncheon set for Dec. 10
The Center for Regional Programs will host a light-hearted Holiday Social Etiquette Luncheon on Wednesday, Dec. 10, from 11 a.m.-1 p.m. in the Chickasaw Room of the Student Union. Learn how to polish your table skills and enjoy your dining experience more at the direction of Dr. Sandra Bevill, Management and Marketing. Fun instruction and a great meal make this a wonderful outing for friends or a group. Dress is casual, and the public is welcome. The cost is $25.00 per person. Early registration is encouraged, since seating is reserved and limited to 30 participants. The registration deadline is 5 p.m. Wednesday, Dec. 3. For menu, registration, and payment details, click here,  see NewsPage release or contact Evone Roberts at (870) 972-8364.

ASU Ringers to present concert of Christmas music
The Department of Music at ASU announces a concert to be presented by the ASU Ringers, a handbell choir under the direction of Dr. M. Ellis Julien, professor emeritus, Music. The concert of Christmas music will be Monday, Dec, 1, at 7:30 p.m., in Riceland Hall, Fowler Center. The concert is free and open to the public. The choir will ring five octaves of Schulmerich handbells and five octaves of Malmark handchimes. ASU Ringers membership is open to the ASU student body, as well as to members of the faculty and the community. For information about joining or re-joining the ASU Ringers, contact Dr. Julien at (870) 935-1894. For details, see the NewsPage release.  

Inside ASU takes holiday hiatus
Inside ASU will observe the Thanksgiving holiday by suspending publication of the Wednesday, Nov. 26 issue and the Friday, Nov. 28 issue--today's issue is this week's only issue. Publication of Inside ASU will resume as usual on Monday, Dec. 1. The staff of Inside ASU wishes the entire ASU community a happy Thanksgiving.

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