Feb. 9, 2006

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Black History Month continues

Heritage Studies Public Lecture,

Mardi Gras Madness, today

Sideman opens,

The King's Singers, Monday

Wind Ensemble & Symphonic Band, Tuesday

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Chancellor search begins with Town Hall Forums
As directed by the Board of Trustees in December, the process for selection of a chancellor for the Jonesboro campus is getting underway. 
One of the first steps in the search will be a series of Town Hall Forums where students, faculty, staff and other interested individuals may learn more about the purpose for the new position and to give opinions on the type of individual ASU should seek. A series of 17 Town Hall Forums is scheduled for Wednesday through Friday, Feb. 15-17, at various locations on campus and in the community. Click on Chancellor Search to access the web page where you may register for your preferred Town Hall Forum; click on NewsPage to review a news release about the process.  Interested persons should register by noon Monday.
Dr. Chris Edrington publishes journal article
Dr. Chris S. Edrington, Engineering, recently published a journal article in the January edition of the Institute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers (IEEE) "Engineers Transactions on Power Electronics" titled Prediction of Rotor Position at Standstill and Rotating Shaft Conditions in Switched Reluctance Machines.
For all the latest faculty and staff achievements, go to Campus News. 

Music & art departments collaborate
The Department of Music will present the fourth concert in the 2005-06 Faculty Recital Series on Sunday, Feb. 19, at 3 p.m. in Bradbury Gallery of Fowler Center. The faculty recital is the first collaboration between the music department and the art department, as Feb. 19 will be the last day of the Faculty Biennial Exhibition in the Bradbury Gallery. The program for the afternoon will include Impromptu in B-flat, Op. Posth. 142, D. 935, No. 3 for solo piano, performed by Dr. Lauren Schack Clark. She will then be joined by Matthew Carey to perform Schubertís Schwanengesang (Swan Song). For more details, see the NewsPage.

ed' Beans and Race: tickets on sale
The Development Office is sponsoring a "red" beans and rice lunch to benefit the ASU Foundation on March 10 from 11 a.m. to 1 p.m. at the Pavilion. Tickets for the lunch are $5 in advance, and may be purchased by calling University Development at 972-3940 or ordered online here. Tickets will be $7 the day of the lunch. Additionally, persons interested in entering the 5K run/walk on Saturday, March 11, which is one of 11 running/walking events in the Northeast Arkansas Running & Walking Series, may download an entry form here. Race/walk participants are encouraged to dress in red for the event, which begins at 9 a.m. at the Chi Omega Fountain on the west side of the Student Union. A breakfast in the Student Union will follow the race; tickets are also available for $5.

The Merling Trio to perform for Lecture~Concert
With Polish, Japanese and Dutch backgrounds, The Merling Trio will bring an  international sound to their performance Tuesday, Feb. 28. They will perform at 7 p.m. in Riceland Hall of Fowler Center, as part of the 2005-06 Lecture~Concert Series. The performance is free and open to the public. The chamber music trio has been hailed as a brilliantly distinguished group endowed with remarkable gifts of communication, precision and an impeccable blend of sound. The Merling Trio is composed of Renata Artman Knific, violin; Bruce Uchimura, cello; and Susan Wiersma Uchimura, piano. For details, contact Dr. Gil Fowler, associate dean for The Honors College, at 972-2308 or via email at gfowler@astate.edu or visit http://honors.astate.edu/. To see the news release, click here.

9th annual Pride Day: Feb. 16 
The Spirit Club and the Student Activities Board (SAB) will host the 9th annual Pride Day celebration Thursday, Feb. 16. The campus will be adorned with red and black and the Pride Day Awards Reception will be at 2 p.m. in the Student Union Auditorium. The Princess, Indian Brave, and Chief Big Track awards will be presented along with the Lt. Colonel Barney Smith Award and the Outstanding Student Organization Awards. For more details, see the NewsPage.

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