March 22, 2004

This week:

* Arkansas Symphony Orchestra, Tuesday night, 
7:30 p.m., Fowler Center
* Grand Opening
festivities for new Student Union
begin Wednesday,
11 a.m.

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Lecture~Concert Series tonight 
Arts 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 NewsPage.

Faculty achievements and accomplishments 
There are seven new items this week in Campus News. Among them are announcements concerning 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, Economics, and Richard Jorgensen, Music. To read about their recent activities, go to Campus News.

Student Union grand opening & student cookout
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 week
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 ASU NewsPage.  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
Next 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.

Arkansas 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

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 intermission.

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