Wind Ensemble to perform concert Feb. 5
The Department of Music at Arkansas State University in
Jonesboro will present
the ASU Wind Ensemble in concert on Friday, Feb. 5, at 7:30 p.m. in
Riceland Hall, Fowler Center. The concert is free of
charge and open to the public.
The concert opens with Holst's “First Suite in E-flat, Op. 28, No. 1.”
This work has been hailed by some as the most historically significant
composition ever written for wind bands, because this piece represents
one of the first attempts to create artistic music designed specifically
for the modern concert band. The program features new work by David
Sampson, “Serenade for Trumpet and Wind Ensemble, ” featuring ASU's
new artist/assistant professor of trumpet, Dr. Christopher Wilson.
The program also includes works by Wallingford Riegger, Frank
Ticheli, and an obscure work by John Philip Sousa.
For details about this concert or the Department of Music, call ext. 2094,
or see the NewsPage release.
Soul Food Day rescheduled for Feb. 18
The fifth annual Soul Food Day,
originally scheduled for Thursday, Feb. 4,
Thursday, Feb. 18
from 5:30-8:30 p.m. in the National Guard Armory, 1915 Aggie Road,
due to inclement weather. For details,
contact Peggy R. Wright,
ext. 2325, see the printable
flyer, or see the NewsPage release.
16th annual Agribusiness Conference to be held Feb. 10
The 16th annual Arkansas State University Agribusiness Conference
will be held Wednesday, Feb. 10, in ASU’s Fowler Center and
Convocation Center. Onsite registration begins at 8 a.m. in Fowler
Center. Lunch will be served in the
Convocation Center, 217 Olympic Drive, Jonesboro, at 12 noon. Afternoon
sessions end at 3:30 p.m.
The morning’s general session features four speakers and a panel
discussion. Speakers include Becky Cross, director of the United States Department of
Agriculture’s National Agricultural Statistics Service (USDA-NASS)
Arkansas Field Office; Michael Swanson, vice president and senior economist with
the Wells Fargo Ag Industries group; Jason Henderson, vice president of the
Federal Reserve Bank of Kansas City; and
Bruce Knight, former USDA Undersecretary for Marketing and Regulatory
programs. These speakers will
discuss issues and take questions from the audience.
The luncheon address will feature Greg Cole, president and CEO of AgHeritage Farm Credit Services, and an alumnus of the ASU College of
Agriculture and Technology. Cole will present “Agricultural Trends and
Dynamics – Implications for the Delta.”
Admission to the conference is free, but luncheon reservations are
limited to the first 500 who register.
Continuing education credits (CEUs) are also available. Conference information and
on-line registration are available at the
College of Agriculture
and Technology website.
For registration details, contact
ext. 3942. For other details, including details of the
afternoon program, see the NewsPage
Fowler Center Series presents Synergy Brass
Fowler Center Series
presents its sixth event of the 2009-10 season in Riceland Hall on
Thursday, Feb. 11, at 7:30 p.m., when the
Synergy Brass Quintet performs.
Acclaimed for a veritable fireworks display of outstanding musical
ability and superb showmanship, the Synergy Brass Quintet has
emerged as one of the world’s most exciting ensembles.
At Fowler Center, Synergy Brass Quintet will perform
"Procession of the Nobles;" Wolfgang
Amadeus Mozart's "A Little Bit of Night Music;" Pablo de Sarasate's
"Dance Boheme" from Georges Bizet's "Carmen;" Mozart's "Concerto for
Horn, K. 417;" Rimsky-Korsakov's "Flight of the Bumblebee;" and W. C.
Handy's "Memphis Blues." After a brief intermission, the quintet will
perform "In Remembrance of the Civil War," and Gustav Holst's "Jupiter,
the Bringer of Jollity," from Holst's "The Planets," and Spencer
Williams' "Basin Street Blues."
Synergy Brass Quintet’s personnel are Jon Hurrell, French horn; Bobby
Thorp, first trumpet; Greg Lloyd, second trumpet; Jordan Witt, trombone;
and Jesse Chavez, tuba. Visit
Synergy Brass Quintet online to hear samples of
musical performances and to view videos of performances and classes.
Ticket prices are $30 and $20 for adults; $24 and $16 for
ASU faculty and staff; $23 and $15 for senior adults and K-12
students; and $10 and $6 for ASU students.
Purchase tickets online
Visit Fowler Center online
for details, call ext. 3471, or see the
Spring semester hours for ASU Writing Lab
The Department of English and Philosophy announces
tentative hours for the ASU Writing Lab for the spring
Writing Lab, located in Wilson 314, will be open from 9 a.m.-5
p.m. Monday and Wednesday and 9:30 a.m.-5 p.m. Tuesday and
Thursday. The lab will be closed on Fridays, weekends, and any other
time the lab is being used for a class by an English instructor. The
Writing Lab, which is operated by the Department of English and
Philosophy, is the only computer facility on campus that is staffed
by English graduate students who can help students to better their
writing skills. The various stages of writing that the tutors can
help with are prewriting, drafting, revising, and proofreading.
Perks of visiting the Writing Lab include receiving one-on-one
assistance with one's writing, help with expanding and developing
papers, finding answers for questions dealing with research, and
help with better understanding the rules of usage. The Writing Lab
does not guarantee student certain grades on their papers, and it
will not compose assignments for students.
referral forms for professors to print are also available
For details, visit the
Writing Lab website, or call the Department of English and
Philosophy at ext. 3043.
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