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Middle East Studies Night to
announce 2006 grant recipients
Jan. 26, 2006 -- The Middle East Studies Committee
MESC at Arkansas State University in Jonesboro will host a Middle East
Studies Night on Monday, Feb. 6, in the Grand Hall of Fowler Center on
The highlight of the evening is the announcement of the 2006 grant
The MESC was funded in 1994 from the proceeds of an endowment that was
established by the Arkansas Department of Higher Education (ADHE). The
ADHE was the original recipient of funds donated by King Fahd bin Abdul
Aziz Al Saud of Saudi Arabia, who valued promoting Middle Eastern
cultural interests throughout the state of Arkansas.
A reception will be held at 6:30 p.m. followed by a buffet of Middle
Eastern cuisine at 7 p.m. From 7:45 – 8:45 p.m., cultural connections to
the Middle East will be provided by student and faculty experiences.
Admission is free.
The MESC at ASU is a non-profit organization that promotes interest and
supports academic research activities primarily focused on Middle
Eastern history and culture. The MESC establishes informational and
educational relationships both here and abroad, and encourages mutual
cultural exchange and understanding.
For more details, visit http://international.astate.edu or contact Mai
Elobeid at firstname.lastname@example.org.
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