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ASU's Centennial Celebration
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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, 2009
5 p.m. - wee hours: Float construction - music, fun,
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
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 (http://www.clt.astate.edu/blues).
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.
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.
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.
Oct 1-3 – Student-Oriented Centennial Celebration in
recognition of first day of classes in 1910
Visit the ASU
Centennial Celebration Web site at
or call (870) 972-2803.