March 21, 2005

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Recent faculty and staff achievements
Dr. Jim Stillwell, Health, Physical Education and Sports Sciences, along with Dr. Melodie Philhours, Dr. Sarath Nonis, and Dr. Gail Hudson, all from Marketing, have recent accomplishments and achievements listed in Campus News. For all the latest, go to Campus News.

Fraternity to host faculty breakfast on Thursday
This Thursday, the Sigma Pi fraternity will host a faculty breakfast in the Administration Building beginning at approximately 7 a.m. Donuts, bagels, coffee, milk, etc., will be served until 11 a.m. All faculty members are invited.

Faculty Recital promises to be a great concert
The Department of Music will present the Faculty Recital Series featuring six faculty members and the Faculty Jazz Quintet, and the Brass Quintet in concert next Monday, March 28, at 7:30 p.m. in Fowler Center, Riceland Hall. The concert will include En Foret by Eugene Bozza performed by Sherry Baker, horn, and Lauren Schack Clark, piano; Sextet for Piano and Wind Quintet by Francis Poulenc performed by Joe Bonner, flute; Dan Ross, oboe; Ken Hatch, clarinet; Dale Clark, bassoon; Baker, horn; and Schack Clark, piano.
  The concert will include a performance by the ASU Brass Quintet titled A Brass Menagerie by John Cheetham. Personnel of the ASU Brass Quintet include: Richard Jorgensen, trumpet; Neale Bartee, trombone; Sherry Baker, horn; Ed Owen, tuba, and Sherri Fincher, trumpet. For more, see Music.

Red Beans & Rice at the Pavilion on April Fool's Day
"Red" Beans & Rice will be Friday, April 1, at the ASU Pavilion to benefit the General Academic Scholarship Fund. The benefit lunch will be held from 11 a.m. until 1:30 p.m. as dine in or carry out with a menu of red beans and rice, dessert and drink. Tickets are available in advance for $5 or $6 at the door. Contact University Development at 972-3940 or visit the office in Room 103 of the Administration Building. There will be plenty of food, fun, Zydeco music, and door prizes along with a visit from Red.  See more "Red" Beans & Rice News.

Rockapella is Tuesday in the Fowler Center
Rockapella will perform tomorrow at the Fowler Center, bringing their unique blend of soul, rock, jazz, and rhythm and blues to northeast Arkansas for the first time. The performance will begin at 7:30 p.m. For more details, see the release on the NewsPage or contact the Fowler Center at 870-972-3471.

Delta Blues Symposium XI ... all the information & updates
Imagining the Delta is the theme for the 11th annual Delta Blues Symposium, sponsored by the Department of English & Philosophy. The three-day event begins on Thursday, April 7, and continues through Saturday, April 9. Scholars, students, artists, and performers will gather to examine and celebrate the Delta’s rich culture. All symposium events are free and open to the public. For details on any of the events, see all the news releases on the NewsPage.

Latin folk group to perform this Thursday
The Latin American folk group Sotavento will perform at 7:30 p.m. on Thursday in Riceland Hall of the Fowler Center. The concert is free and open to the public. Sotavento’s folk-inspired music brings to life the musical heritage of Latin America with more than 30 instruments of strings, winds and percussion that have roots in Pre-Columbian, European, African or Mestizo cultures. For more information, please contact Dr. Gil Fowler, interim Dean of The Honors College, at 870-972-2308 or via email at

Chat University has launched for ASU
The Office of Admissions has launched Chat University, an interactive software that allows high school seniors to go online at scheduled times and discuss their enrollment with members of the faculty and staff. The goal of Chat University is to broaden access to information, particularly for prospective students who are unable to visit the campus. The first chat session was held on Feb. 24, with great success. The next chat will be a “Post Preview Day” chat on Thursday, March 31, from 7 - 9 p.m. If you would like more information on Chat University, please visit and click on the online chat icon.

FFA Career Development Day brings 60+ schools to campus

The 2005 northeast Arkansas district FFA Career Development Day will be held Wednesday, March 30, on campus. Career Development Day will kickoff at the Convocation Center with a morning “welcoming session” opened by ASU President Dr. Les Wyatt. Then students will participate in one or several of the 12 events taking place across the campus from the Convocation Center or the ASU Farm to the Pavilion or Agriculture Building. Competitions include: agricultural mechanization, agricultural electrification, agronomy, dairy foods, farm business management, floriculture, forestry, land judging, livestock judging, meats, nursery/landscaping, and poultry. Last year, 61 schools throughout northeast Arkansas had approximately 1,500 students on this campus.

Museum opens exhibit on the Boy Scouts
The exhibition Timeless Values -- Duty, Honor, and the Boy Scout Tradition has opened at the Museum. Lt. Gov. Winthrop P. Rockefeller, the Quapaw Area Council and the Arkansas Museum of Scouting provided funding. The exhibition, on loan from the MacArthur Museum of Arkansas Military History, will be in the main gallery through Oct. 30. Hundreds of items of memorabilia will be on exhibit, including uniforms, hats, patches, posters, medals, camping equipment and more. There are numerous photographs of scouting in Arkansas and the role of the scouts in World War I and II is also examined in the exhibit. Museum hours are 9 a.m. to 4 p.m., Monday through Friday, and 1 - 5 p.m. on Sundays. Admission is a $2 donation. For more information, call the museum at (870) 972-2074.

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