April 17, 2006

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Banking Roundtable, 4-6 p.m., today

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Percussion Ensemble, Tuesday

Wind Ensemble,

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Dr. Shivan Haran receives fellowship award
Dr. Shivan HaranDr. Shivan Haran, Mechanical Engineering, has been awarded the IDeA Network of Biological Research Excellence (INBRE) summer 2006 Research Fellowship. The Arkansas INBRE is funded by a grant from the National Center for Research Resources, under the Institutional Development Award (IDeA) program of the National Institutes of Health. Dr. Haran's project will focus on the application of advanced signal processing techniques in the analysis of neuronal signals.  

Dr. Dennis White named president of ASCADr. Dennis White
Dr. Dennis White, Speech Communication, was elevated to president of the Arkansas State Communication Association at the spring meeting of the association held recently in Bentonville. The ASCA is a group of professionals devoted to the rigorous study and ethical practice of oral communication as an essential discipline, life skill, and art form. Through continuing teacher education, student participation and scholarly publication, the association supports the efforts and continued growth of communication teachers, students and researchers. Dr. White will serve as president for one year.
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Arkansas Symphony to perform April 21
The Arkansas Symphony Orchestra will present a concert at Fowler Center this Friday at 7:30 p.m., as part of the Riceland Distinguished Performance Series. The symphony will present a concert of classical and popular music, featuring Beethovenís famous Fifth Symphony and the delightful Roman Carnival Overture by Berlioz. The Arkansas Symphony Orchestra is celebrating its rich history this year, as it marks the 40th anniversary. Performance tickets may be purchased by calling 972-2781 or online. Prices are $23 and $15 for ASU faculty and staff, with a special ASU student rate of $10 and $6. For more details, click here or call the Fowler Center at 972-3471.

Concert Band and Symphonic Winds concert
The Department of Music will present the Concert Band and Symphonic Winds in concert on Sunday, April 23, at 3 p.m. in Riceland Hall of Fowler Center.
The Concert Band is conducted by Sherri Fincher. Musical selections for the concert will include Olympic Fanfare and Theme, Prayer of St. Gregory, Chanteys, and Havendance. Under the direction of Dr. Ken Carroll, the Symphonic Winds will perform musical selections that include Huldingungsmarsch, Divertimento for Winds and Percussion, Almighty King, and The Wizard of Oz.
The concert is free and open to the public. For more details, please call the Department of Music at 972-2094.

Volunteers needed for Earth Day
The Tribal Leadership Center needs 100 volunteers to assist with a community project for Earth Day, Saturday, April 22, at Craighead Forrest Park and the Crowley's Ridge Nature Center. Activities will include tree planting, dirt work, trail work, aquatic planting, mulching, seeding, flower bed preparation, clean-up and camping area improvements. All who volunteer will receive a free lunch, provided by the Nature Center and Jonesboro Parks and Recreation. If you can volunteer, please email taneshia.johnson@smail.astate.edu.

Legacy Society Wall of Honor unveiling
The Board of Directors of the ASU Foundation will host a dedication for the Legacy Society Wall of Honor this Friday at 12 noon in the rotunda of the Dean B. Ellis Library. The dedication will feature an unveiling of the new Wall of Honor, displaying the names of those individuals who have remembered ASU in their estate plans or other planned giving methods. Everyone is invited.

Intramural teams win state & regionals
Two men's intramural basketball teams, Gorilla Nutts and 2 Gunz Up, and one women's basketball team, Da Franchise Girls, played in the state intramural basketball tournament last month. Gorilla Nutts and Da Franchise Girls both won the state tournament and represented ASU and Arkansas at regionals the first week of April at Texas Christian University. At regionals, Gorilla Nutts went 1-1 in tournament play, receiving a bid to the National Tournament in Anaheim, Calif., in May. Members of the Gorilla Nutts team regularly practice and play at the HPESS complex. Congrats to Mike Kraft and team!

Indian Baseball hosts faculty and staff weekend
Friday, Saturday and Sunday, April 21-23, is ASU Faculty and Staff weekend at Tomlinson Stadium, as the Indians take on the Troy Trojans.  Tickets are only $2, and hot dogs are only 50 cents.  Order tickets at 972-2781 or show the green promotional flier at the ticket window.  Play ball!

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