April 3, 2006

This week:

Orchestra concert, Tuesday

Enrollment Management Celebration, 2 p.m., Student Union Auditorium, Wednesday 

Classical guitarist Antigoni Goni, Lecture~Concert Series, Wednesday

The Boys From Syracuse opens this weekend

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Dr. Michael Cundall publishes article
Dr. Michael Cundall, Jr., Philosophy & The Honors College, has published an article titled “Humor and the Limits of Incongruity,” which will be forthcoming in the Creativity Research Journal.
For all the latest faculty and staff achievements, go to Campus News. 

ThBoys From Syracusee Boys from Syracuse opens this weekend
The A
SU Theatre is proud to announce the opening of the musical, The Boys from Syracuse, at Fowler Center on Friday and Saturday, April 7 and 8, Tuesday and Wednesday, April 11, and 12, at 7:30 p.m. and on Sunday, April 9, at 2 p.m. A “meet the company” dessert reception will follow the April 7 opening night performance. Tickets may be purchased (reserved seating, in advance) at the ASU Central Box Office or by calling 972-ASU1 or online. Reserved seating tickets (if available) may be purchased at the door on the evening of the performance. Ticket prices are $10 in advance and $12 at the door. For details and a list of the cast, see the NewsPage.

Convocation of Scholars begins April 5
Convocation of Scholars begins on Wednesday, April 5, and continues through Friday, April 14. The Student Honors Ceremony will be held at 3 p.m. on Monday, April 10, in the Student Union Auditorium. During the ceremony, the 2006 R.E. Lee Wilson Award will be given to ASU's most distinguished graduate. In addition, Distinguished Service Award winners and President's Scholars will be honored. For more details, see the Convocation of Scholars web site

College of Business to host Teaching Conference
The College of Business will host the 2nd annual Teaching Conference, Improving Teaching & Learning: Advances in Higher Education on Thursday, April 6, in the Student Union. Six different sessions are offered; registration is required. For more details, contact Ms. Kathlyn Yarbrough at 972-2312 or via email at kathlyn@astate.edu.

ASU-Heber Springs to hold groundbreaking
Arkansas State University-Heber Springs will hold a groundbreaking ceremony for the new campus at 1:30 p.m. on Friday, April 7, at Sugarloaf Mountain, off Highway 110 East. ASU-Heber Springs, which until recently has been operating without base state funding, has received $1.1 million in General Improvement money to begin construction on the campus. The new ASU-Heber Springs campus will consist of a Science and Technology Building and an Administration and Student Service Building. The target completion date for the ASU-Heber Springs campus is July 15. The public is invited to attend the groundbreaking ceremony.

Indian Club to host barbecue for Memphis in May
The Indian Club is hosting a barbecue this fall, as a qualifying round for the Memphis in May World Championship Barbecue Cooking Contest. The barbeque will be held in conjunction with the Indians’ football home game with Middle Tennessee on Nov. 10-11. The winner of the event will have the entry fee paid to enter the World Championship in Memphis. Also, winners will receive awards during the football game. The contest is called the Jazz in Jonesboro MidSouth Barbecue Championship. The qualifying round, which draws serious grillers from all over the country, will be held at Indian Stadium on Friday and continue through Saturday prior to the football game. To become a sponsor of the Jazz in Jonesboro MidSouth Barbecue Championship, contact Kent Keith at 501-351-0808 or write 121 El Dorado, Little Rock, AR, 72212, or via e-mail at kent.keith@yahoo.com.

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