Jan. 19, 2006

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* First Year Residential Experience meetings today,
9 a.m. & 2 p.m., Student Union

*  Faculty Biennial,
Opening Reception, today @ 5 p.m.

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Music Department presents ensemble and recital 
The Department of Music will present the ensemble Mainspring in concert on Monday, Jan. 23, at 7:30 p.m. in the Fine Arts Center Recital Hall. Mainspring was formed as a unique and flexible ensemble that presents concerts of world, folk, and original music fusing elements of Celtic, Latin, jazz, and classical music. Faculty members Ed Owen and Craig Collison will join the ensemble for this performance. See the news release on the NewsPage.
  On Thursday, Jan. 26, the Department of Music will present the third concert of the 2005-2006 Faculty Recital Series at 7:30 p.m. in Riceland Hall of Fowler Center. The program for the evening will include Suite for Bassoon by Alexandre Tansman, performed by Dale Clark and Lauren Schack Clark; Variations on a Theme of Beethoven by Camille Saint-Saëns, performed by Lauren Schack Clark and J.D. Kelly; Blue Seven by Sonny Rollins, Hunk Pappa Blues by William Parker, and Afro Blue by Mongo Santamaria, performed by Rob Alley, Craig Collison and Corey Emerson. See the news release on the NewsPage.
  Both concerts are free and open to the public.

Ron Clayton Balanced on the Line opens Monday
Balanced on the Line, an exhibition of recent paintings by Ron Clayton, will open at the Fine Arts Center Gallery Monday, Jan. 23. A reception honoring the artist and former ASU faculty member will be held at 5 p.m. Clayton is currently professor of art at Southeast Missouri State University in Cape Girardeau, where he has taught since 1989. In addition to his teaching, he has maintained an active show record, presenting his work in numerous solo and group exhibitions throughout the United States. Balanced on the Line will be on display through Wednesday, Feb. 22. The exhibition is admission-free and open to the public. Gallery hours are 10 a.m. to  5 p.m. Monday through Friday.

Black History Month, planning committee
The Black History Month Planning Committee has been working for months to make this February the most memorable for ASU. Many thanks to the members of the committee for their hard work. The members are: Kelvin Lane, Jerome Thomas, Shalonda Hunt, Tamika Keener, Jerrod O. Lockhart, Peggy Wright, Patricia Guy Walls, Cherisse Jones Branch, Sarah Coleman, Kimberly McCray, Arnold Coleman, Jeremy Hunter, Keitra Murphy, Tawana Butler, LaTisha James, Brandon Walker, Taneshia Johnson, Charles Coleman, Veronica Bingham, Mallory Hill, Quintel Cooks, Veda McClain, Lonnie Williams, Glendell Jones, Martha Spack and Kelly Smith. To see the latest schedule of events for Black History Month, click here. For more information contact Jerrod Lockhart at 972-2055 or via email at jlockhar@astate.edu.

'Playing Indian' author to speak on campus Tuesday
Dr. Philip Deloria, a professor and director of the program in American culture at the University of Michigan, and author of the book Playing Indian will speak in the Drama Theatre of Fowler Center on Tuesday, Jan. 24, as part of the Lecture~Concert Series. The lecture, “From Nation to Neighborhood: Empire, Colonialism, and American Indian Studies,” will be held at 7:30 p.m. As always, all Lecture~Concert events are free and open to the public. To see the news release, click here.

Convocation of Scholars: April 10 - 14
Nomination forms for the Wilson Award/Distinguished Service Award, 4.0 Award, President's Award and Graduating Senior Award are available online. Click here for online forms. Convocation of Scholars is April 10 - 14. Anyone planning an event, including college banquets, cultural presentations and other special events, during Convocation of Scholars is asked to forward that information to Diana Monroe in University Development at dmonroe@astate.edu before Monday, Jan. 23.

Bluegrass Monday: Jan. 23 at Sheffield's
The bluegrass band Stone County Connection will perform Monday, Jan. 23, at 7 p.m. at Sheffield’s Restaurant, downtown Jonesboro. The performance is part of KASU’s Bluegrass Monday concert series and admission is free. The band takes a very traditional approach to bluegrass music, playing bluegrass standards, Gospel songs, and some newer bluegrass compositions. Bluegrass Monday concerts are held on the fourth Monday night of each month at Sheffield’s Restaurant. These concerts are presented with support from Backbeat Music, the Burrow-Halsey Realty Group, Sheffield’s and KASU.

Bad weather notification and policy reminder
In the rare event that ASU needs to close because of harsh weather, the closing will be announced on KASU, the public broadcasting service of ASU, at 91.9 FM. The morning announcer will give closing information for ASU and other area institutions periodically. As a reminder, ASU also places closing announcements on the www.astate.edu message scroll and provides closing information to local and regional radio and TV stations, which announce as many closings in their coverage areas as possible. For weather policy information, see the ASU System Staff Handbook, "Inclement Weather" section (page 11).

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