Jan. 24, 2005

Heritage Studies, Civil Rights panel discussion @ 4:30 p.m., Thursday

*  Alumni Association Appreciation Day @ UALR game, Thursday

*  Memphis Symphony at 7:30 p.m., Saturday

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Faculty Recital Series concert next Monday
The Department of Music will present a Faculty Recital Series concert at 7:30 p.m. on Monday, Jan. 31, in Fowler Center, Riceland Hall. The concert will feature Sherry Baker, Matthew Carey, Dr. Lauren Schack Clark, Dr. Dale Clark, Joy Fiala, and Dr. Ed Owen. The concert will include Suite No. 1 for Horn, Tuba, and Piano by Alec Wilder, performed by Baker on horn, Lauren Schack Clark, piano, and Owen on tuba; Four Pieces, Op. 119 by Johannes Brahms, performed by Lauren Schack Clark, piano. Carey and Fiala will be performing four songs by Richard Pearson Thomas- It Doesn’t Matter, The Spinster of Chelsea Embankment, When I Kiss You, and I’m Yours! Dale Clark and Lauren Schack Clark will perform a Cavatina from Rossini’s opera La Gazza Ladra, or The Thieving Magpie, arranged by Frederic Berr. For more information about the concert, see Faculty.

Faculty and staff achievements listed
Dr. Robert Schroer, Philosophy, Jeremy Brewer, ASU alumnus, and Dr. Catherine Reese and Dr. Patrick Stewart, both of Public Administration; all have recent accomplishments and achievements listed in Campus News. For all the latest, go to Campus News.

The Legacy of the Civil Rights Movement: A Panel Discussion
The Heritage Studies Ph.D. Program will present the “The Legacy of the Civil Rights Movement: A Panel Discussion” on Thursday, Jan. 27, at 4:30 p.m. in the auditorium of the Convocation Center. The program will include the following panelists: Minnijean Brown Trickey, “Remembering the Significance of the Civil Rights Movement; Dr. C. Calvin Smith, “Uncovering More History;” and Dr. George Grant, “Publishing More History.” Following a welcome and introductions by Dr. Clyde A. Milner II, Heritage Studies Ph.D. Program Director, panel discussions will include all the speakers. The program is free and open to the public. For more information, please call The Heritage Studies Ph.D. Program at 870-910-8217 or visit the web at http://www.clt.astate.edu/heritagestudies/ or see Heritage Studies Ph.D. Program.

Memphis Symphony to perform Saturday
ASU will present the Memphis Symphony Orchestra at 7:30 p.m. on Saturday, Jan. 29, in Riceland Hall of the Fowler Center.  The orchestra will present an All Mozart Evening, under the direction of Maestro David Loebel.  This will be the orchestra's second concert in the Fowler Center series. Tickets for the concert are $9 and $6 for ASU students and $18 and $14 for faculty and staff. They may be purchased by calling the ASU Central Box Office at 870-972-2781 or through the online site.  For more information, call the Fowler Center at 870-910-8115, or see a news release and photos on the NewsPage.

Music Department to present opera, Elixir of Love
The Department of Music will present The Elixir of Love, a two act comic opera by Gaetano Donizetti at 7:30 p.m. on Friday and Saturday, Feb. 4 and 5, in Fowler Center’s Drama Theatre. The comedy tells the story of the peasant Nemorino and the rich Adina, a couple who are struggling to find love. Tickets prices are $7 at the door and $6 in advance. Tickets can be purchased at the ASU Central Box Office or by calling 972-ASU1. For more details, please visit Elixir.

Theatre Department announces Crimes of the Heart
The Department of Theatre will present Crimes of the Heart at 7:30 p.m. Friday and Saturday, Feb. 25 and 26, and Tuesday and Wednesday, March 1 and 2, in Fowler Center. This Pulitzer Prize winning play reunites three quirky sisters in a small Mississippi town as they await the outcome of their ailing grandfather. Running the gamut from comedy to tragedy, the story is so touching and hilarious that it will linger in the mind long after the curtain has descended. (The play contains adult language and subject matter.) Tickets may be purchased (for reserved seating, in advance) at the ASU Central Box Office or by calling 972-ASU1. Ticket prices are $9 at the door and $7 in advance. Advanced reservations are highly recommended. For more details, go to Crimes.

Alumni Association Appreciation Day in Little Rock
The ASU Alumni Association is hosting the annual Member Appreciation Day on Thursday at Alltel Arena in North Little Rock. The party will be held at 5:30 p.m. prior to the ASU/UALR basketball game set for 7 p.m. Game tickets are not included, and invitations (which were mailed to association members) are required for admission to the party. For more information, contact the ASU Alumni Association Office at 870-972-2586 or via email at alumni@astate.edu.

State Farm Insurance supports scholarships
Representatives of State Farm Insurance have presented additional gifts toward establishment of a scholarship endowment in the ASU College of Business.  Donations of $5,000 were announced Thursday, including a $4,000 check from the company, plus $1,000 in pledges and matching funds from State Farm's Jonesboro agents.  The endowment, which reaches $10,000 with the latest gifts, will provide scholarships to students majoring in finance or insurance. For more details, see the NewsPage.

Museum announces Through a Child's Eyes XIV
The ASU Museum is planning its annual exhibit of children’s art, and invites public and private schools within a 60-mile radius of Jonesboro to submit 10 entries per school for Through a Child’s Eyes XIV. Children whose schools do not submit their work may enter one piece. Only one entry per artist, whether submitted by a school or an individual. Children age four through eighth grade are eligible to enter the exhibit. Only two-dimensional work that is matted will be accepted. No framed work will be accepted. Artwork for the exhibition should be delivered to the museum during the hours of 8 a.m. and 4:30 p.m. on any weekday by Friday, Feb. 18. A reception and awards ceremony for the artists, their friends, families and teachers will be held at the museum on Sunday, March 6, in the museum lobby. For more details on the upcoming exhibit, visit Child's Eyes.
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