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March 8, 2010

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ASU celebrates Women's History Month, Tuesday, March 2-Tuesday, March 30

ASU Opera Theatre presents "Opera Thrills! No Frills!" Tuesday, March 9,
7:30 p.m., Drama Theatre, Fowler Center



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Fowler Center Series presents Brooklyn Rider
The Fowler Center Series presents its seventh event of the 2009-10 season with multifaceted string quartet Brooklyn Rider in performance Saturday, March 13, at 7:30 p.m., Riceland Hall, Fowler Center. Brooklyn Rider has become increasingly known for its creative programming and exciting collaborations which serve to illuminate musicBrooklyn Rider personnel are, from left, Colin Jacobsen, violin, Johnny Gandelsman, violin, Nicholas Cords, viola, and Eric Jacobsen, cello. in new ways and invite audiences into a shared experience. Personnel for Brooklyn Rider are Colin Jacobsen, violin, Johnny Gandelsman, violin, Nicholas Cords, viola, and Eric Jacobsen, cello. Much of Brooklyn Rider’s desire to extend the borders of conventional string quartet programming has been through its longstanding participation in Yo-Yo Ma’s Silk Road Ensemble, a group dedicated to exploring the cultural intersections of the peoples along that ancient trade route. The members of Brooklyn Rider are devoted to both the interpretation of existing quartet literature and to the creation of new works. The program Brooklyn Rider will present at Fowler Center includes Colin Jacobsen’s "Achille’s Heel," Dmitri Yanov-Yanovsky’s " niente;" Giovanni Sollima’s Federico II from "Viaggio in Italia;" John Cage’s “In a Landscape,” arranged by Justin Messina; and Claude Debussy’s String Quartet. Visit Brooklyn Rider online to listen to samples of their music, read reviews of performances, view the art gallery, and view the group’s videos. Visit Fowler Center online, call Fowler Center at ext. 3471, or see the NewsPage release.

6th Annual Brain Awareness Day scheduled
“Get Fired Up” is this year’s theme for the 6th Annual Brain Awareness Day on Saturday, March 13. The program, co-sponsored by the Arkansas State University Society for Neuroscience and the Craighead County Jonesboro Public Library, is filled with exciting hands-on events for all ages designed to challenge the brain and improve brain fitness. Dr. Syed Ali, a senior biomedical research Scientist from the National Center for Toxicological Research in Jefferson, Arkansas, will speak to the public on “Drug Addiction and The Brain: What Where, Why and How” in the Civic Room at 11:00 a.m.  He will be followed by Ms. Sandra Warmack from the Arkansas Alzheimer’s Association who will give an interactive talk on “Maintaining Your Brain." Brain Awareness Day events for children will run from 11a.m.-3 p.m. in the Round Room of the Craighead County Jonesboro Public Library, 315 W. Oak Avenue, Jonesboro. All ages are welcome; this event is free and open to the public. For details, contact Dr. Amy Pearce, ext. 3282, Dr. Malathi Srivatsan, ext. 3167, or see the NewsPage release.

Tonymon presents seminar at symposium
Susan E. Tonymon, director of the Beck PRIDE Center for America’s Wounded Veterans in the College of Nursing and Health Professions, was recently invited to present a seminar, “Designing Programs to Support Student-Veterans with Disabilities” at the Veteran Symposium for Higher Education at the University of Louisville in Louisville, Ky. Tonymon is a social worker who assists veterans and their families with reintegration issues and rehabilitation post-deployment and provides resources such as physical rehabilitation and emotional health counseling; extensive support services to higher education; disability services, mentoring, advocacy and socialization opportunities; and veteran’s benefits resource assistance. She is an advocate for veterans within the state of Arkansas. Her focus has been outreach to veterans, transition for new student-veterans arriving on campus, tying together campus and community veteran resources into a single center, and assisting student veterans with disabilities and families in transition to the workforce and other leadership endeavors. Tonymon presented alongside other directors from Cleveland State University, Kentucky Department of Veterans Affairs, Sonny Montgomery Center for America’s Veterans at Mississippi State University, and the University of Louisville. More than 45 colleges and universities were represented at the conference, which included 100 registered participants.

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