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March 23, 2009

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Dr. Luster to appear on KAIT8 today to promote DBS XV
Dr. Mike Luster, director, Arkansas Folklife Program, and faculty member, EnDr. Mike Lusterglish and Philosophy, will be appear on KAIT8 television this morning, from 10:45-11:20 a.m. He will be interviewed by KAIT anchor Diana Davis, and he will will promote Delta Blues Symposium XV on the show. Earlier in March, Dr. Luster appeared on the radio program "Champagne Sundays Radio," (on the Web at More on the symposium followed in a Possum Ego blog post by poet Dale Smith, who will be one of this year's guests at Delta Blues Symposium XV. A detailed schedule of symposium events is online, or see the NewsPage release for an overview.

National Symphony Orchestra at Fowler Center March 24
Reminder: Fowler Center presents the National Symphony Orchestra in concert as the opening event of the symphony’s 2009 American Residency in Arkansas. The concert The NSO's principal conductor Iván Fischer will take place on Tuesday, March 24, at 7:30 p.m., in Riceland Hall, Fowler Center. The American Residency program is a one-of-a-kind outreach project of the National Symphony Orchestra of the John F. Kennedy Center for the Performing Arts. The repertoire for Arkansas’s evening concerts will include the overture to Wagner’s opera “Die Meistersinger von Nürnberg,” Hungarian composer Leó Weiner’s “Serenade, “ three dance episodes from Bernstein’s “On the Town,” and Dvořák’s Symphony No. 7. Principal conductor Iván Fischer will conduct. For more information, call Fowler Center at (870) 972-3471, or see the NewsPage release.

Guerilla Marketing Boot Camp slated for March 26
Reminder: Arkansas State University’s Small Business and Technology Development Center (SBTDC) is introducing a new training seminar designed to assist small business owners in northeast and north central Arkansas called  “Guerrilla Marketing Boot Camp.” Herb Lawrence, center director for the SBTDC, was recently certified as a guerilla marketer in Orlando, Fla. Lawrence completed instruction from guerilla marketing founder Jay Conrad Levinson and will conduct the seminar. The Guerrilla Marketing Boot Camp is also being offered 6-9 p.m, Thursday, March 26, at the ASU Technical Center, 5504 Krueger Drive, in Jonesboro. For more information, contact Susan Glasgow at the SBTDC, ext. 3517, or see the NewsPage release.

KASU's Spring Membership Drive begins this weekend
ASU’s public radio station, KASU FM 91.9, launches its spring membership drive this weekend with the presentation of the Ozark Jazz Orchestra, featuring vocalist Lisa Ahia, pianist Joy Sanford, trumpeter Gary Gazaway, and violinist Tim Crouch in concert at the Walnut Ridge Community Center Auditorium Friday, March 27, at 7 p.m. Tickets for the concert are available at the door for $10. The Walnut Ridge Community Center is adjacent to Walnut Ridge High School, 504 Southern Avenue. KASU's 2009 spring membership drive begins on Saturday, March 28, and runs through April 4, with goals of raising $23,500 and enrolling 45 new members. KASU 91.9 is Arkansas' oldest non-commercial educational radio station, on-air 24 hours a day, 365 days per year. Please support KASU, an invaluable member of the ASU-Jonesboro community. To learn more, contact Todd Rutledge, KASU's director of development, at ext. 2807.

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