Faculty Wall of Honor to
be dedicated April 5
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
Delta Symposium XVI slated for April 7-10
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 the 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
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.
by ASU’s College of Agriculture and Technology and
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
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
of the season, Saturday,
April 10, at 7:30 p.m., Riceland Hall,
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
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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