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Fears to Give Program on Black Press in Arkansas

Dr. Lillie Fears, professor of multimedia journalism production, will be guest speaker for Arkansas State University Museum's Black History Month program Tuesday evening, Feb. 23, at 5.  Her topic will be the history of the black press in Arkansas, with an emphasis on her research and insight about the power of the printed word in African-American-owned newspapers. At a reception afterward, guests will enjoy food prepared according to African-American traditions.

Fears to Give Program on Black Press in Arkansas
 
Hacker Co-Authors Column on Court Vacancy Hacker Co-Authors Column on Court Vacancy

Dr. Hans Hacker, associate professor of political science and adviser to pre-law students, is co-author of a guest column in the Baltimore Sun. Following the sudden death of Supreme Court Justice Antonin Scalia Saturday, Hacker and Dr. William Blake of the University of Maryland Baltimore County submitted the opinion article in which they argue for the advantages of President Obama reappointing Justice Sandra Day O'Connor to the court.

 
Castro Gives Webinar about Radio in Mexico

Dr. Justin Castro, assistant professor Latin American history, recently gave a webinar about his forthcoming book, "Radio in Revolution: Wireless Technology and State Power in Mexico, 1897-1938," to be published by the University of Nebraska Press. Scholars from North America, South America, and Europe participated. The book, which is in pre-order for delivery after July 1, has drawn excellent advance reviews from history scholars.

Castro Gives Webinar about Radio in Mexico
 
Chandler Helps Teachers on Language Techniques

Jeff Chandler, English as a second language instructor and international activities coordinator, recently consulted with 12 faculty members at Walnut Ridge Middle School who had requested assistance with helping new Spanish-speaking students. He provided guidance on teaching students at that level, including the use of a technique called "teacher talk," which quickly assists students with little previous knowledge of English.

Chandler Helps Teachers on Language Techniques
 
Olushola, Jones-Branch on Black History Program Olushola, Jones-Branch on Black History Program

Dr. Joyce Olushola (left), assistant professor of sports management, will perform an African interpretive dance as a means of illustrating the dialectical nature of music and dance in this culture during "A Night of African American/African Culture and History" Saturday evening. Dr. Cherisse Jones-Branch, associate professor of history, will present Black History Month readings. The program is sponsored by Jonesboro radio station KLEK at Whistle Stop Bistro and Catering.

 
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