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98th Year

Feb. 29, 2008

Calendar highlights:

Black Alumni Reunion early bird registration deadline today

ASU Spring Job Fairs, Tuesday, March 4, and Wednesday, March 5, 10 a.m.-2 p.m., Centennial Hall

ASU Museum, "Passport to Patterns of the Past," March 6, 7 p.m.,
ASU Museum Room 182, and March 8,
10 a.m.-2 p.m., ASU Museum Main Gallery



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Bradbury Gallery opens new exhibition, 'Selections'
ASU's Bradbury Gallery presents a new exhibition, “Selections: From theAlexander Calder's "Musical Notes" will be publicly exhibited as part of "Selections: From the Claude M. Erwin Jr. Collection" at the Bradbury Gallery. Claude M. Erwin Jr. Collection,” which will open to the public with a reception at 5 p.m. on Thursday, March 6. The exhibition includes works  originally in the collection of Claude M. Erwin Jr., who generously donated them to the ASU Permanent Collection of Art. On public exhibition for the first time, “Selections” consists exclusively of works on paper by several of the best-known artists of the 20th century, including Picasso, Miro, Dali, Matisse, Rouault, Renoir, Cezanne, Manet, Toulouse-Lautrec, Chagall, and Dufy. For details, contact Les Christensen, call ext. 2567, or see the NewsPage release.

Department of Music presents comic opera
ASU's Department of Music will present Johann Strauss's comic opera, "Die Fledermaus," on Friday, March 7, and Saturday, March 8, at 7:30 p.m. in Fowler Center's Drama Theatre. The production will be directed by Ms. Julia Lansford, Music. The opera’s title, “Die Fledermaus,” translates as “The Bat” (literally, a “flutter-mouse”). Tickets for the performance are $9 in advance and $10 at the door. For details, contact the Department of Music at ext. 2094, or see the NewsPage release.

CMVAS offers special presentation, 'Riders in the Sky'
In honor of the month-long celebration of archeology in the Natural State, the Central Mississippi Valley Archeological Society (CMVAS) is offering a special presentation, "Riders in the Sky," on Thursday, March 6, at 7 p.m., in the ASU Museum, Room 182. This presentation, an illustrated lecture, is free and open to the public. In this presentation, Dr. George E. Lankford, professor emeritus, Lyon College, will interpret the designs of shell gorgets (ornamental objects) made by Mississippian-period artisans. For details about Arkansas Archeology Month, Lankford's presentation, or the Central Mississippi Valley Archeological Society, contact Dr. Julie Morrow at ext. 2071.

Southern Tenant Farmers Museum featured online
The Southern Tenant Farmers Museum in Tyronza, an Arkansas State University Heritage Site, is featured in the current edition of, an online newspaper dedicated to travel coverage within the American South. The museum's exhibits were developed in conjunction with the ASU Museum and ASU's Heritage Studies PhD program. The article, "Tenant Farmer Museum Details History In Tyronza," cites ASU's Dr. Ruth Hawkins, director, Delta Heritage Initiatives. For information on the museum, call (870) 487-2909, or see the NewsPage release.

Deadline to sign up is today for ASU's Fitness Challenge
ASU employees are invited to join the Blue & You Fitness Challenge, a three-month contest (March 1-May 31) developed to encourage physical activity among employees by exercising through checkpoints on a virtual map of the United States. Sign-up deadline is today. Participants log their physical activity, competing locally with St. Bernards and with other entities of similar size nationwide. ASU won the competition with St. Bernards last year, so your help is needed to keep the traveling trophy on our campus. To sign up for the Fitness Challenge, click here. Enter "ASU" as the group code in step 3 on the lower right side of page and click "register." Fill out registration page with an ID and password of your choosing. Beginning March 1, exercise and log it on the website. For details, contact Chris Enger at ext. 3974.

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