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100th Year

April 2, 2010

Calendar highlights:

Fourth annual Northeast Arkansas Social Work Month conference and awards ceremony, Friday, April 2,
8 a.m.-12 noon, Centennial Hall

ASU Concert Orchestra. Monday, April 5,
7:30 p.m., Riceland Hall, Fowler Center


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Faculty Wall of Honor to be dedicated April 5
The centennial faculty wall honoring the first 100 distinguished faculty members in  ASU’s history will be unveiled Monday, April 5 during a 3-5 p.m. reception in Centennial Hall in the Student Union. The wall is part of ASU’s continuing Centennial Celebration, and the reception is hosted by the ASU Faculty Association. The names of each faculty member will be included on a wall structure outside Centennial Hall. The wall plaque was designed by Mark Reeves of ASU’s Publications and Creative Services department and produced by Gibson Sign Company of Jonesboro. Mike Doyle, general manager of ASU’s public radio station KASU-FM, will read the names of all honorees, and certificates will be presented to the faculty member or faculty family member by Dr. Beverly Boals Gilbert, Teacher Education, and president of the ASU Faculty Association. Dr. John D. Hall, Psychology and Counseling, and chair of the Faculty Association Ad hoc Committee on Centennial Celebrations and Projects, noted that one of the main goals of ASU's Centennial Celebration is the commemoration of a shared past and also the establishment of new legacies and traditions for the second century of teaching, scholarship and professional service, and that the past is commemorated by honoring the university's first 100 distinguished faculty members. For details and for a complete list of ASU's first 100 distinguished faculty, see the NewsPage release.

Delta Symposium XVI slated for April 7-10
Arkansas State University-Jonesboro will present Delta Symposium XVI: “Region and the Politics of Culture” Wednesday-Saturday, April 7-10. The 16th annual conference brings scholars, students, musicians, and artists from across the nation to theTerry "Harmonica" Bean plays guitar at last year's Blues Bash Afternoon concert. Photo courtesy of Dr. Jack Zibluk. Arkansas State University-Jonesboro campus to explore and experience the Delta’s history and culture. The event is sponsored by ASU’s Department of English and Philosophy, with additional on-campus support, including a grant from the National Endowment for the Arts. Most events will take place in the Mockingbird Room on the third floor of ASU’s Student Union. Delta Blues Symposium XVI is sponsored by the Department of English and Philosophy at ASU. For further information, contact the Department of English and Philosophy at (870) 972-3043 or visit the Delta Symposium Web site. All symposium events are free and open to the public. For more information, contact Dr. Gregory Hansen, ext. 3043, see the NewsPage's Delta Symposium General release, and watch for more Delta Symposium coverage in Inside ASU next week.

Industrial Materials workshop to be offered April 8
Arkansas State University-Jonesboro’s College of Agriculture and Technology is offering a one-day workshop, “Industrial Materials,” on Thursday, April 8, from 8 a.m.-5 p.m. at the Delta Center for Economic Development. Sponsored by ASU’s College of Agriculture and Technology and the Delta Center for Economic Development, this workshop is designed to accommodate manufacturing personnel, including those working in areas such as Quality, Purchasing, Human Resources, Sales, Production, Management, Accounting, and Shipping, from across Arkansas and from the neighboring states. This is an introductory basic materials course that addresses common materials used in industry. This one- day short course is designed to give the participants a snapshot of industrial materials as a whole. The course discusses the fundamentals of industrial materials, including basic selection, properties and performance, important characterization techniques and basic fundamental heat treatment processes, selection and benefits. The course coordinator and primary instructor is Dr. Zariff (Zac) Chaudhury, Metallurgical Technology. Two invited experts from outside the college will also lecture with Dr. Chaudhury. Dr. Glen Jones, senior associate vice chancellor for Academic Affairs and Research,  and Dr. Gregory Phillips, dean of the College of Agriculture and Technology, will address the participants during the opening and closing ceremonies. For details, contact the Delta Center for Economic Development. ext. 3850, or Dr. Zac Chaudhury at ext. 2263. 

Celtic Spring closes out Fowler Center Series April 10
The Fowler Center Series presents its eighth event of the 2009-10 season with Celtic Spring as the closing performance
Celtic Spring, with dual expertise in music and dance, will close out the 2009-10 Fowler Center Series, Saturday, April 10, at 7:30 p.m. in Riceland Hall.of the season, Saturday, April 10, at 7:30 p.m., Riceland Hall, Fowler Center. Described as “a burst of energy, driving music, riveting dancing, youthful exuberance, and unparalleled talent all in one family,”
Celtic Spring is six siblings who play the fiddle and step-dance, backed by their mother on the keyboard and their father on percussion. Their music hails from Ireland, Scotland, and Cape Breton, Nova Scotia. While firmly grounded in the traditions of their ancestors, Celtic Spring's style is all its own. A defining element of Celtic Spring is the dual expertise in music and dance. The Wood siblings are champion Irish dancers, and they have been influenced by French Canadian and Cape Breton step-dancing styles. The tight choreography, powerful footwork, intricacy, and precision of their dancing astounds audiences. Ticket prices are $30 and $20 for adults; $24 and $16 for ASU faculty and staff; $23 and $15 for senior adults and K-12 students; and $10 and $6 for ASU students. Tickets for all Fowler Center Series events may be purchased by calling 870-972-2781 or 1-888-278-3267, or online. On performance evenings, the box office in Fowler Center opens one hour prior to the event. Visit Fowler Center online, or call ext. 3471.

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