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March 6, 2009

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ASU Board of Trustees meets today in Searcy
The Arkansas State University Board of Trustees meets today at 10 a.m. in the Technology Building, 1800 E. Moore Avenue, on the campus of ASU-Searcy. For those who wish to listen to the proceedings, a conference call setup is available in the Chancellor's Office Conference Room in the Administration Building at ASU-Jonesboro. Following the meeting, Arkansas Governor Mike Beebe will be speaking at a building dedication ceremony at ASU-Searcy at 1 p.m. For more information about the dedication ceremony, contact Colbie Falwell, director of Public Information, ASU-Searcy, ( or  call (501) 882-8224.

Dr. Luster to promote Delta Blues Symposium on radio
Dr. Mike Luster, director, Arkansas Folklife Program, and faculty member, English and Philosophy, will be interviewed on the radio program "Champagne Sundays RaDr. Mike Lusterdio," (on the Web at on Sunday, March 8, 1-3 p.m., Central Standard Time. Luster will promote Delta Blues Symposium XV on the show, and he will be accompanied by roots musician Valerie June and poet Dale Smith, participants and performers at this year's symposium. Listen to the online radio show live, or download the show as a podcast. "Champagne Sundays Radio" is a program of Blend Radio, which in turn is part of, published by Free Spirit Promotions. is an online publication that reaches 2.4 million readers across the U.S. and more in Canada, Europe, Australia, Asia, Mexico and South Africa. BigBlend Magazine also publishes the e-mail newsletter, "The Burro Express," reaching some 222,000 subscribers. BigBlend's target audience is between the ages of 25-65 years old, involved in their communities, educated, and environmentally minded.

Second Faculty Recital Series concert is March 10
The Department of Music will present the second concert of the 2008-2009 Faculty Recital Series on Tuesday, March 10, at 7:30 p.m. in Riceland Hall, Fowler Center. The concert will feature ASU music faculty members Dr. Lauren Schack Clark, Dr. Marika Kyriakos, Ellen Philpot, Rob Alley, Dr. Dale Clark, and Dr. Ed Owen.The concert is free of charge and open to the public. The concert will include performances of “Choralfantasie for Tuba and Organ” by Jan Koetiser performed by Ed Owen and Ellen Philpot, “Concerto for Trumpet and Bassoon” by Paul Hindemith performed by Rob Alley, Dale Clark, and Lauren Schack Clark, “Chaconne” by Paul Hayden, performed by Ed Owen and Lauren Schack Clark, “Three Songs for Soprano and Tuba” by Rodger Vaughan, performed by Marika Kyriakos and Ed Owen, and “Danza Ritual del Fuego” by Manuel de Falla, performed by Lauren Schack Clark. For details, contact the Department of Music at ext. 2094, or see the NewsPage release.

ASU's student civil engineers to host regional conference
Twelve other universities will join ASU’s student chapter of the American Society of Civil Engineers (ASCE) as ASU hosts the 2009 Deep South Conference, Thursday through Saturday, March 26-28, in the Convocation Center and at Craighead Forest Park. ASUís chapter is advised by Dr. Tom Parsons, director, Civil Engineering. ASCE is a student organization which meets and competes annually in various events, including steel bridge, concrete canoe, surveying, environmental, and a mystery category. Technical essays and presentations are also a portion of the competition. Brad Marotti is president of ASU’s ASCE student chapter. For more information, contact Dr. Tom Parsons or Dr. Rick Clifft, associate dean, College of Engineering, at ext. 2088. For more information on this year's conference, see the NewsPage release.

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