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99th Year

Jan. 26, 2009

Calendar highlights:

KASU presents Bluegrass Monday, featuring Monroe Crossing tonight,
7-9 p.m., Adkins Celebration Hall, Paragould

Lecture-Concert Series presents guitarist
Marcin Dylla,
Tuesday, Jan. 27,
7:30 p.m., Fine Arts Center Recital Hall


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ASU faculty to perform at international conference
Stacey Alley, Theatre, Dr. Lauren Schack Clark, Dr. Dan Ross, and Dr. Dale Clark, MuDr. Dan Rosssic, 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.

Music faculty members perform on recently released CD
Music faculty members Dr. Robin Dauer, Horn, and 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 journal
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 Management program.

Convocation Center will host 'Larry the Cable Guy'
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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