ASU faculty to perform at international conference
Stacey Alley, Theatre,
Dr. Lauren Schack Clark, Dr. Dan Ross, and Dr. Dale
have been invited to perform at the International Double Reed
Society Conference (IRDS) in Birmingham, England, in July 2009.
They will perform a trio for oboe, bassoon and piano, choreographed
and danced by Professor Alley. The trio, billed as the Arkansas
State University Double Reed and Piano Trio, has performed at two
previous IDRS conferences. The composer for this world premiere work
is Allen Feinstein, professor of Music at Northeastern University,
Boston, Mass., and first-place winner in the 2006 International Tuba
Euphonium Association Concerto Composition Contest.
faculty members perform on recently released CD
Music faculty members
Dr. Robin Dauer,
Dr. Lauren Schack Clark, Piano, performed "Suite for
French Horn and Piano" on the CD "Wildfire: Music by Karen Griebling,"
which was released by the Vienna Modern Masters label in
December. Dr. Griebling is the chair of the music department at
Hendrix College, and she and Dr. Dauer are both members of the
Arkansas Symphony Orchestra. Dauer commissioned the work, and he
and Griebling worked together so closely that they married in
December 2006, and the work's Swiss premiere was their honeymoon.
Dr. Dauer, Dr. Clark, and Dr. Griebling will perform in Thursday's
Faculty Recital Series concert.
Dr. Mello publishes review in academic
Dr. John E. Mello, Marketing, published a review of a book by
John Dougherty and
Christopher Gray, "Sales and Operations Planning- Best Practices:
Lessons Learned from Worldwide Companies." The review appeared
in the most recent edition of the peer-reviewed journal Foresight:
The International Journal of Applied Forecasting, no. 12, Winter
2009. Dr. Mello is a member of the Foresight editorial board and is
also a frequent contributor of sales forecasting articles to the
journal. Dr. Mello is also the director of ASU's Transportation
Convocation Center will host 'Larry the
America's favorite blue-collar comedian, "Larry the Cable Guy,"
(a.k.a. Daniel Lawrence Whitney) will perform at the Convocation
Center, 217 Olympic Drive, Jonesboro, on Saturday, Feb. 14, at 8
p.m. Tickets are
$41.75 plus applicable service fees. (Tickets are now at
Daniel Lawrence Whitney, Larry's alter ego, is an American stand-up
comedian and actor, a star of the Blue Collar Comedy Tour (with Bill
Engvall, Jeff Foxworthy, and Ron White). Whitney has released six
comedy albums and has starred in three movies devolving from the
Blue Collar Comedy Tour. With the signature catchphrase "Git-R-Done,"
Whitney's character Larry has sold out theatres and arenas across
the United States, and the character Larry was named one of Forbes
Celebrity 100 for the second year in a row. In addition to his
television specials, Whitney has also starred in the films "Delta
Farce," "Witless Protection," and "Larry the Cable Guy: Health
Inspector." In 2006, Whitney was the voice of Mater in the Golden
Globe-winning animated feature film "Cars" from Disney/Pixar Larry
will be joined on stage is Reno Collier--a regular fixture on the
"Bob and Tom" syndicated radio show. For details, call
Frances Hart, director of
Marketing, at ext. 3870. Purchase tickets at (870)
972-ASU1 or toll-free at (888) ASU-FANS.
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