critic Andrew Patner will present, "Does America Need an Arts
Policy?" tonight at 7:30 p.m. in the Theatre of the Fowler Center.
He is the editor of "Alternative Futures: Challenging Designs for
Arts Philanthropy" and is a
consultant to a number of foundations and funding organizations.
He has distinguished himself for the range of his
arts interests, including art and architecture, classical music and
opera, theatre and dance, books and film.
For more details, see the
achievements and accomplishments
seven new items this week in Campus News. Among them are
Roy Aldridge, Physical Therapy, Dr. Loretta Brewer, Social Work, Dr.
Chuck Joiner, Scott Burcham, Karen Fullen and Dr. Pat Teddlie,
Social Work, Dr. Scott Reeve, Chemistry and Physics, Dr.
Gauri Shankar Guha, Economics, Dr. Daniel R. Marburger,
To read about their recent activities, go to Campus
Student Union grand opening &
Tomorrow at noon, students
will be treated to a hot dog cookout in the courtyard of the new Student
Union along with the "trash can type" music by the stomp band
"Recycled Percussion." On Wednesday morning, a ribbon cutting
will be held at 11 a.m. followed by a reception and various student-related activities. Tours will be given to the public by the Union Activities Board (UAB)
and the Student Union staff at every hour, on the hour (following the
ribbon cutting). At noon,
the Giant Steps Jazz Band will perform while open houses are being
conducted in the Tribal Leadership Center, Student Government
Association (SGA), Student Activities Board (SAB), Student Life, and the
International Student Scholar Services.
Clyde is now in the Student Union
Originally purchased by the SGA in 1959 for the new Carl R. Reng Center
at a mere $1,200, the Carrara Marble statue of the Indian Chief was
designed and created to "watch over the students." He was moved this
morning in grand style among current students and alumni to the new
Student Union to his new home. For more about Clyde, as he is
affectionately known, and the new Student Union, see Clyde on the NewsPage.
Blues Symposium X: The 1950s . . . this
Congratulations to everyone who has
worked so hard to put together the 10th annual edition of the Delta
Blues Symposium at ASU. From the panel presentations to the
concerts to the plays, the line-up of featured speakers and performers
is outstanding. The film series starts tonight, followed by
Symposium events Thursday through Saturday. Check out the
Symposium web site for
the schedule and the latest information, or review news releases on the
All events are free and open to the public (except for the writing
workshops, for which participants were pre-selected).
Celebrating Diversity Week:
March 29 - April 2
week, the ASU campus will recognize "Celebrating Diversity
Week," beginning March 29, and continuing through April 2. There
will be activities each day during the week long schedule of events. A
Celebrating Diversity Booth will be held on Monday, March 29, from
11a.m. until 2 p.m. at the Reng Center. Tuesday will be the Celebrating
Diversity Luncheon at noon at the Baptist Collegiate Ministry with Dr.
Lonnie Williams as guest speaker. Wednesday, March 31, is Multicultural
Night and Thursday, April 1, is "Teaching Diverse Student
Populations" at 3 p.m. in Museum 182. International Career Day
Celebration is from 10 a.m. until 2 p.m. on Thursday in the College of Business,
followed by movie night with "Bend It Like Beckham" on the
library lawn. On Friday a Multicultural Week Sports Extravaganza will be
held at the intramural field from 2 - 5 p.m. The events for Diversity
Week are sponsored by the Office of the Assistant to the President for
Diversity Initiatives, the ASU Counseling Center, the ASU Office of
Multicultural Affairs, the Office of International Student and Scholar
Services, the International Student Association and the
Student Activities Board.
Symphony Orchestra to perform
The Arkansas Symphony Orchestra conducted by David
Itkin will present a concert of both classical and popular music at the
Fowler Center tomorrow at 7:30 p.m., as part of the
Riceland Distinguished Performance Series. The first half of the concert
will include “Symphony No. 8, in B minor, unfinished” by Schubert and
Beethoven’s “Egmont Overture.” The second half of the concert will
include music from “Les Miserables,” “The Lord of the Dance,”
“The Empire Strikes Back,” a setting of great cowboy melodies by
John Williams, and arrangements from familiar American songs. Tickets
for the event are $25 and $20 for adults and $18 and $14 for seniors,
students and ASU faculty and staff. ASU students receive a special rate
of $9 and $6. Tickets may be purchased by calling the Central Box Office at
870-972-2781 or online tickets may be purchased at http://tickets.astate.edu.
FFA Career Day is Wednesday
This Wednesday, nearly 1,500 students from throughout Arkansas will be
on campus to participate in FFA Career Day with the College of
Agriculture. This is a great recruiting opportunity for the campus, so
if you see a guest student - give them an extra smile.
'The Laramie Project,' April 21-24
The docudrama The Laramie Project by
Moises Kaufman & the Tectonic Theatre Project will be presented by
the ASU Theatre Department, April 21 – 24, at 7:30 p.m. in the Fowler
Center. The play details the horrific
murder of a gay University of Wyoming student, Matthew Shepard, in
October of 1998. His story made national headlines due to the shocking
details of his attack, the ensuing fight for his life, the insensitive
public reaction of the radical right at his memorial, and the trial of
Shepard’s attackers. Tickets may be purchased (for reserved seating)
in advance at the ASU Central Box Office in the Convocation Center, or
by calling 972-ASU1. Tickets are
also available online at tickets.
Reserved seating tickets (if available) may be purchased at the door on
the evening of the performance. Ticket
prices are $8 ($6 in advance). Advanced
reservations are highly recommended. This
play is suitable for mature audiences only.
Children under six years old will not be admitted.
Please arrive early, as latecomers will not be seated until
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