March 2, 2007

Calendar highlights:

University Honors Scholarship Day, Saturday

* Journalism and Broadcasting Day, Saturday

* Paul Villinski, Visiting Artist/Scholar Lecture, Tuesday

* Campus Quick 5K Run/Walk, Saturday, March 10, 9 a.m.



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'The Bartered Bride' takes the stage 
The Department of Music at Arkansas State University in Jonesboro will present "The Bartered Bride," by Bedrich Smetana, under the direction of Julia Lansford, music and stage director, Dr. Neal Bartee, orchestra director, and Joy Sanford, piano rehearsal accompanist, at 7:30 p.m. on Friday, March 9, and Saturday, March 10, at Fowler Center. The Bartered Bride” is a comic opera in three acts written by the Czech composer Smetana, with libretto by Karel Sabina. Tickets are $8 in advance and $9 at the door.  They can be purchased at the ASU Central Box Office.

'New and Used' at Bradbury Gallery
On Thursday, March 8, at 5 p.m.-7p.m., the Bradbury Gallery will hold an opening reception for "New and Used," an exhibition featuring artworks inspired by common objects. The work of four artists, John Adelman, Virginia Fleck, Ian Lemmonds, and Paul Villinski, explore how the ordinary can stimulate creativity and become extraordinary. The exhibition includes drawings, photographs, assemblages, and sculpture. The exhibition runs through April 15. Both the exhibition and the opening reception are free and open to the public. Gallery hours are 12 p.m.-5 p.m., Tuesday-Saturday, and 2 p.m.-5 p.m., Sunday. For details, contact the Bradbury Gallery at ext. 2567.

ASU celebrates Archaeology Month with lecture, fair
In recognition of Arkansas Archaeology Month, the ASU Museum is sponsoring an Archaeology Fair on Saturday, March 10, from 11 a.m.-3 p.m. on the second floor of the museum. This year's theme for Archaeology Month is "Arkansas Rock Art." Visitors to the fair can learn about how pottery, stone tools, and rock art are made. Visitors can also participate in Native American games and hear storytelling. Photographic exhibits of rock art and tombstones (sponsored by Modern Woodsmen of the World) will be the foci of a Symbol Scavenger Hunt. Arkansas Archaeology Month is an annual statewide event sponsored by the Arkansas Archaeological Survey. This event is designed to broaden the public's interest in and appreciation for Arkansas' archaeological resources and to encourage the public's participation in conservation/preservation efforts.

Archaeologist lecture: Rock art and religion in Arkansas
As a precursor to the Archaeology Fair, the AAS Central Mississippi Valley Archeological Society will feature a slide lecture by survey archaeologist Dr. George Sabo, director of the rock art recording project. The lecture, "Rock Art and Religion in Arkansas," will be held Thursday, March 8, at 7 p.m., ASU Museum Room 182. The lecture is free and open to the public. For details of the fair, contact Stephanie Pointer, ext. 2074; for details on the lecture, contact Dr. Julie Morrow, ext. 2071.

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