Lecture-Concert Series presents producer Melissa Cornick
news producer Melissa Cornick, whose career spans three news networks,
will be the twelfth presenter in Arkansas State University’s
Lecture-Concert Series, “What Can the
Student, the Citizen, and Reporters Do for Journalism and Democracy?” on Tuesday, Feb. 23, at
7 p.m. in the Student Union Auditorium.
The venue for this event has changed. The lecture was originally
scheduled for the Drama Theatre, Fowler Center.
This performance is co-sponsored by the Office of Diversity at ASU, and
the event is free and open to the public.
Cornick, an acclaimed broadcast news producer of 20/20 and Nightline,
will discuss how professional journalism ethics can make a positive
difference in the age of
Throughout her career, Cornick has been an independent producer. The
focus of her investigative journalism has been on uncovering stories of
human and civil rights. Her stories are generated by the subjects themselves. Cornick’s goal is to
give a voice to the voiceless in an ethical and professional manner.
In her presentation, Cornick will share and discuss the ethical dilemmas
she has confronted while producing the investigation.
For details, contact
associate dean for the Honors College, at ext. 2308.
Dr. Gambill presents two copies of his book to
Dr. Joel Gambill, chair, Journalism, recently presented the
Dean B. Ellis Library
with two copies of "A History of Jonesboro and Craighead County
Through The Jonesboro Sun's Front Pages." Jeff Bailey,
interim dean, Dean B. Ellis Library, and Dr. Brady Banta,
library archivist, accepted the copies. Gambill helped edit the
124-page volume that features coverage of major news events in
Jonesboro and Craighead County since 1888. Copies of the book are
available for $12.95 each, plus tax, at The Sun office, 518 Carson
Street, by calling (870) 935-5525, or at
The Jonesboro Sun online.
David Davis, Warrior River Boys at Bluegrass
David Davis and the
Warrior River Boys will perform a concert of bluegrass music at
Hall, 101 S. Pruett, Paragould, on Monday, Feb. 22, at 7 p.m. The
concert is part of the
series presented by KASU 91.9 FM. Admission
is free, but KASU will pass the hat to pay the group. From Alabama,
David Davis is continuing a family tradition of singing and playing
bluegrass music. In the 1930s, his father and two uncles played and
sang in the style of “brother duets,” a forerunner of today's
bluegrass music. Following World War Two, David’s Uncle Cleo was in
the first incarnation of the Bluegrass Boys, the backing band for
Bill Monroe, the father of bluegrass music. Davis has recorded CDs
for the acclaimed Rounder record label, and the group currently
records for the prestigious Rebel record label. In addition to the
concert, area bluegrass musicians are invited to come to Atkins
Celebration Hall for an open jam session beginning at 5 p.m.
Bluegrass Monday concerts are held on the fourth Monday of each
month. For more details, contact
KASU program director, at ext. 2367.
2010 Winter Choir concert set for Feb. 23
The Department of Music at ASU will present the ASU
Concert Choir and University Singers Men’s and Women’s Choirs in
concert on Tuesday, Feb. 23, at 7:30 p.m. in Riceland Hall, Fowler
Center. The concert is presented under the direction of Dr. Dale
Miller, director of choral activities, and graduate conducting
assistants Janet Tullos of Cabot and
Patrick Manes of Bryant. The evening’s performance will feature the
graduate recital of Ms. Tullos as she leads the Concert Choir and the
Delta String Quartet in Eric Whitacre’s “Five Hebrew Love Songs.”
Members of the quartet are Rebecca Markowski and Marcia Burns, violins,
Paul Markowski, viola, and Elaine Bartee, cellist.
For details, contact the music
office at ext. 2094, or see the
NewsPage release for program and personnel information.
Two small business seminars will be offered Feb.
Business and Technology Development Center (SBTDC) will conduct
two seminars for small businesses at the ASU Delta Center for
Economic Development on Tuesday, Feb. 23, and Wednesday, Feb.
24. “What Every Small Business Should Know about Good Credit,” is
scheduled for Tuesday, Feb. 23, from 6-9 p.m. and will be conducted
by Robert Bahn, business consultant for the ASU SBTDC.
Wednesday, Feb. 24, the SBTDC will kick of the first of a series of
“Lunch N’ Learn: Brown Bag Seminars” from 11 a.m. to 1 p.m. The
Wednesday seminar will be on “Twitter Applications for Small
Business Marketing.” Topics include: “Basics of Twitter,” “What
Twitter Can Do for a Small Business,” and “Basic Setup and Best
Practices." Attendees are encouraged to bring a brown-bag lunch, and
SBTDC will supply the drinks.Each seminar is $35 per attendee ($25
for Chamber of Commerce and Downtown Jonesboro Association
members). For details, or to register, contact the Arkansas State
University Small Business and Technology Development Center at (870)
firstname.lastname@example.org, register online at the SBDTC's
Training Registration and Policies page or become a
fan of the ASU
SBTDC on Facebook.
Lakeport Plantation hosts author Susan Young Feb.
Author Susan Young will
discuss her new book, “So Big, This Little Place: The Founding of Tontitown, Arkansas, 1898-1917,” at
601 Highway 142, Lake Village, Ark.,
on Saturday, Feb. 27,
beginning at 1 p.m. The day will begin with a tour of the Lakeport
Plantation home and at 2 p.m., Young will begin her talk on the ChicotCounty roots of northwest Arkansas’ Italian community, Tontitown. The
event is free and open to the public.
“So Big, This Little Place” tells the story of a group of 100 Italian
families who came from Genoa, Italy, to Chicot County’s Sunnyside
Plantation in 1895. Three years later, 40 families, let by Father Pietro
Bandini, left the harsh conditions of the plantation and moved to
northwest Arkansas to establish Tontitown in the Ozark Mountains.
For more information, contact Dr.
Blake Wintory, assistant director and facilities manager at Lakeport
Plantation, Sarah Long, museum
assistant, or call (870) 265-6031. Visit
online for maps and driving
tours, and more. For details, see the
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