ASU Centennial Celebration begins
April 1, 1909-April 1, 2009
Today, April 1, marks the official beginning of Arkansas State
University-Jonesboro's Centennial Celebration.
Join administration, faculty, staff, and students as we celebrate
100 years of history today.
A full slate of activities scheduled for today usher
in Arkansas State University’s Centennial Celebration with Founders’
Day activities, including a lawn picnic and a
parade in downtown Jonesboro.
ASU begins a year-long celebration of its first 100 years with float
displays and judging at 10 a.m. From 10 a.m.-12 noon, celebrate ASU's
100th birthday with cake and other refreshments, followed by a picnic on the lawn
of ASU's Historic Quadrangle from
11 a.m.-1 p.m. The Historic Quadrangle is the area near the Historic
Arch, located south of the Administration Building and Wilson Hall,
north of the ASU Library, bounded on the west by Cooley Drive and on
the east by Caraway Road.
At 1:30 p.m., a concert featuring the ASU Brass Quintet will serve
as a prelude to the Centennial Celebration Ceremony and the re-dedication of
ASU’s Arch. All events will take place on the Quadrangle.
At 6 p.m., all are invited to the Centennial Parade, Main Street,
Click here for a
graphic of the parade route.
Delta Blues Symposium XV celebrates century
Delta Blues Symposium XV: Celebrating a Century of Delta
Culture begins tomorrow. All events are free and open to the public. Events will be held
in the Mockingbird Room, ASU Reng Student Services Center/Student Union,
101 N. Caraway Road, unless otherwise noted in program. For information,
visit the Delta Blues Symposium's home page,
see the NewsPage releases for the symposium's
readers' theatre performance,
and Blues Bash Saturday. Watch
this space for more.
Cooper Alumni Center hosts 100th
On Saturday, April 4, 2-4 p.m., Cooper Alumni Center
and ASU's Alumni Association will host a 100th birthday party for ASU and
Copeland Radford, class of 1932, both born the first week in April,
1909. For details, contact
Dr. Nancy Hendricks,
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