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ASU's Centennial Celebration Calendar lists events for year of celebration

March 25, 2009 -- ASU's Centennial Celebration is almost here...plan to celebrate with the faculty, staff, and students in and around the Historic Quadrangle, starting at 5 p.m. Tuesday, March 31. A schedule of events follows below. As ASU embraces its past and imagines its future, help us get the next century off to a rousing start.

ASU Centennial Celebration
Schedule of Events

Tuesday, March 31,
5 p.m. - wee hours: Float construction - music, fun, party atmosphere 
ASU  Historic Quadrangle (ASU Armory in case of rain)

Wednesday, April 1, 2009
10 a.m-12 noon: See float displays and judging. - ASU Historic Quadrangle
Celebrate ASU's 100th birthday with cake and other refreshments, and enjoy the Wolfpack Band on the Quad.

11 a.m.: Enjoy a picnic on the lawn, with hot dogs and fixings. - ASU Historic Quadrangle

1:30 p.m.: Take in a pre-ceremony concert featuring Dr. Neale Bartee and the ASU Brass Quintet. – ASU Historic Quadrangle

2 p.m.: Listen to the library bells at the Centennial Celebration Ceremony and Re-dedication of the historic Arch. - ASU Historic Quadrangle

6 p.m.: Go downtown for the Centennial Parade, on Main Street, Jonesboro.
Click here for a graphic depicting the parade route.

Thursday-Saturday, April 2-4, 2009

Delta Blues Symposium XV: Celebrating a Century of Delta Culture. All events are free and open to the public. Events will be held in the Mockingbird Room, ASU Reng Student Services Center/Student Union, 101 N. Caraway Road, unless otherwise noted in program. For information, visit the Delta Blues Symposium's home page (

Saturday, April 4, 2009

2-4 p.m.: The 100th birthday party for ASU and Opal Copeland Radford, class of 1932, both born the first week in April, 1909, will be held at Cooper Alumni Center, 2600 U Street.

August 2009-May 2010
Departmental and College Centennial Celebrations will be held throughout the academic year.

Fall, 2009
September 25-26 – Recognition of former Board of Trustees and Tailgate Party scheduled.

Oct. 16 - Class of 1959 to be honored at Golden Anniversary Reunion, Cooper Alumni Center.

Oct. 17 - Don't miss Centennial Homecoming – all day – ASU campus.
3-6 p.m. - Model T Centennial photo re-enactment is scheduled at Cooper Alumni Center.

Spring 2010
April/May – Senator Hattie Caraway Celebration
 - Original play, 'Dear Mrs. Caraway/Dear Mr. Kays,' based on correspondence between ASU's first president V. C. Kays and Sen. Hattie Caraway, will be performed.
- Presentation of first Hattie Caraway Award will be held; the award goes to a public servant who has followed in the tradition of service set by Sen. Hattie Caraway of Jonesboro, first female elected to the U. S. Senate.

Fall 2010
Oct 1-3 – Student-Oriented Centennial Celebration in recognition of first day of classes in 1910

Visit the ASU Centennial Celebration Web site at,
e-mail, or call (870) 972-2803.




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