April 14, 2008
Symphonic Winds Ensemble,
Tuesday, April 15, 7:30 p.m., Riceland Hall
Springfest 2008 presents Ingram Hill,
Wednesday, April 16, 7 p.m., Heritage Plaza Lawn
Percussion Ensemble, Thursday,
7:30 p.m., Don Minx Rehearsal Room,
Fine Arts Center
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UPC to discuss budget Wednesday
Planning Committee will meet Wednesday, April 16 at 9 a.m. on the
eighth floor of the Dean B. Ellis Library to continue work on the
2008-09 budget. A reduced revenue forecast last week from the
state Department of Finance and Administration has forced all
state higher education institutions to make revisions in their
2008-09 budgets, including more than $2 million reduced from ASU-Jonesboro’s
previously expected allocation. Chancellor Potts met Friday with
the executive committees of the Faculty Senate and Staff Senate
to review the situation and possible options.
Arkansas Review presents George Singleton today
Arkansas Review: A
Journal of Delta Studies presents novelist and short story writer George
Singleton, who will read from his works today at 3 p.m. in the programs
area, third floor, Dean B. Ellis Library. Singleton is widely considered to be the best comic
writer of his generation. He has published more than a hundred stories
and six books and teaches fiction writing and editing at the South
Carolina Governor's School for the Arts and Humanities.
For further information, contact
Dr. Tom Williams, ext. 3674, or
see the NewsPage release.
Hall of Science honors
researcher, screens 'In Cold Blood'
ASU's Hall of Science will celebrate the contribution of
Dr. Stan Trauth, zoology, to
series, "In Cold Blood," on Tuesday, April 15, 12 noon. Dr. Trauth's
research on mine salamanders is showcased in one episode of the
documentary series, and that episode will be screened during the
festivities, which will also feature a salamander-decorated cake.
Faculty, staff, and students are invited.
ASU's Hall of Science is located in the
Sciences Center, East Wing.
documentary premieres at ASU
The ASU Museum will host the premiere of "Lakeport Lives
On," a documentary film about the African-American experience at
Lakeport Plantation, on
Wednesday, April 16, at 4:30 p.m. and at 5:30 p.m., ASU Museum Room 182. Arkansas independent television producer Jack Hill (producer
of TeleVision for Arkansas, a series of
programs presenting educational and social issues affecting Arkansas residents),
the documentary. Dr. Ruth Hawkins, director of Arkansas
Heritage SITES, was project director for the Lakeport restoration.
"Lakeport Lives On" will
also air on
educational and commercial stations in Arkansas and surrounding areas
during April and May.
For details and air dates/times, see the
presents Dr. Keith Nitta in annual Couch Lecture
Dr. Keith Nitta,
assistant professor of Educational Policy at the Clinton School for
Public Service, will be the guest speaker for ASU's annual Paul Couch Lecture on Education. Dr. Nitta’s
lecture, “Closing the Achievement Gap in Arkansas,” will be Thursday,
April 17, at 7 p.m. in the Osage Room, third floor, Reng Student
Services Center/Student Union.
Admission is free, and the public is invited to the lecture and the
reception following it. The annual lecture is sponsored by the ASU
chapter of Phi Delta Kappa and the College of Education in honor of
Dr. Paul Ellsworth Couch, the first dean of ASU's Graduate
School. For details, see the NewsPage
ASU Theatre has 'The Great American Trailer Park
ASU Theatre presents
Great American Trailer Park Musical”
by Betsy Kelso and
David Nehls, a new show about agoraphobia, adultery, 1980s
nostalgia, spray cheese, road kill, hysterical pregnancy, a broken
electric chair, kleptomania, strippers, and disco. It's everything a
musical should be. Performances are at Fowler
Center, Friday- Saturday, April 18-19, and Tuesday-Wednesday, April 22-23.
All performances are at 7:30 p.m. A “meet the company” dessert reception will follow the
Friday, April 18 opening night performance.
Tickets are $8 in advance
and $10 at the door.
Department of Music hosts plethora of events this
ASU's Department of Music will offer several events this week: the
ASU Trombone Choir, directed by
Dr. Neale Bartee, performs tonight at 7:30 p.m. in Riceland
Hall; the Symphonic Winds
Ensemble, directed by Dr.
Kenneth Carroll, performs Tuesday, April 15, 7:30 p.m.,
Riceland Hall; and the Percussion
Ensemble, directed by Craig
Collison, performs Thursday, April 17, 7:30 p.m., Don
Minx Rehearsal Room, Fine Arts Center.
All concerts are free and open to the public. For more details,
please call the Department of Music at (870) 972-2094.
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