April 19, 2004

This week:

* ASU's Jazz Band The Tribe performs
tonight at 7:30 p.m. in Fowler Center

* Art Dept. annual
Pottery Sale this
Thursday-Saturday at the
Fine Arts Center

* Springfest: Tuesday through Thursday with Grammy nominee Michelle Branch performing 
Wednesday evening

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Discover Diversity leadership conference
The Office of Admissions is hosting Discover Diversity on Friday and Saturday, April 23-24, as a leadership conference to expose minority high school students to college life and career planning. This year's conference is entitled "Discover Diversity Through You." An academic fair will be held on Saturday from 9 a.m. until 10:30 at the Dean B. Ellis Library. If you see high school visitors on campus this Friday or Saturday, please make them feel welcome to ASU.

Faculty & staff updates and achievements
Dr.  Debra Ingram, Mathematics and Statistics, Dr. Richard S. Segall, Decision Sciences, Dr. Gauri Guha, Economics, and Dr. Sarath Nonis, Marketing, recently made presentations to professional groups. Dr. Gary Latanich, Economics, was selected to a new leadership position, while Ed Rayburn, Career Services, achieved an academic milestone. Erica Marshall, Alumni Relations, recently received a Prism Award.  Read more details about these achievements in Campus News.

Congratulations to new Staff Senate officers
The ASU Staff Senate election process has been finalized and the elected
senators are: Jerrod Lockhart, Multicultural Affairs and Margaret Brewer, Career Services, representing professional/non-faculty; Donna Kirksey, Speech Communications, representing secretarial/clerical; Patrick Dixon, Residence Life
and Roger Lee, Student Life, representing executive management/administrative. The new senators will meet with Staff Senate at the next scheduled meeting on Wednesday at 2 p.m. in the Dean B. Ellis Library, Board Room.

Delta Blues Symposium XI organizational meeting

An organizational meeting for Delta Blues Symposium XI is scheduled for Thursday, April 22, at 3:30 p.m. in Wilson Hall, room 315. Participants will select a topic for the symposium and the process will begin for selection of musicians, featured speakers, and organized panels. Everyone in the ASU community is encouraged to attend. For
further information, contact fmalpezz@astate.edu.

Note to faculty for graduating seniors
The Student Alumni Chapter and the Craighead County Alumni Chapter are hosting the 2nd Annual Senior Send-off Party Tuesday, April 20, from 11:30 a.m. until 1:00 p.m. Faculty, please encourage your graduating seniors to attend and enjoy free hot dogs, Pepsi, and prizes at the tent on the site of the future Cooper Alumni Center (across from the pavilion). Representatives will be on hand from Career Services, Indian Club, Phone-a-thon, 1909 Society, and the Alumni Association to provide information to the graduates. For more information, contact June Morse in the Alumni Association at jmorse@astate.edu. (In case of inclement weather, the event will be cancelled.)

ASU Concert & Symphonic Bands to perform
The Department of Music will present the ASU Concert Band and the ASU Symphonic Band in a joint spring concert tomorrow at 7:30 p.m. in Fowler Center Riceland Hall.  The Symphonic Band is conducted by Dr. Kenneth Carroll and Keith Dortch directs the Concert Band.
The Symphonic Band’s program will include When Honor Whispers and Shouts by W. Francis McBeth, Analog by Jeff Simmons, Salvation Is Created by Pavel Tchesnokoff, ASCAP arranged by Bruce Housenecht, Enigma Variations, Op. 36   including Theme, Variation One – Andante, Variation Two – Allegro di molto, Variation Three – Moderato, Variation Four – Allegro di molto, and Variation Five – “Nimrod IX” by Edward Elgar set for band by Earl Slocum, and Legend, Op. 81 by James Barnes.
The Concert Band will be performing Sweet Land of Liberty by James Sochinski, God of Our Fathers by Claude T. Smith, Where the River Flows movement I. The New Frontier, movement II. Bring Back My Child, and movement III. Great Chief by James Swearingen, and Satiric Dances movement III. by Norman Dello Joio. For more, see concerts.

Theatre production: "The Laramie Project"

"The Laramie Project," a drama by Moises Kaufman and The Tectonic Theatre Project will be presented Wednesday through Saturday, April 21-24, at 7:30 p.m. in the Drama Theatre of Fowler Center. The production is a captivating docudrama detailing the life as well as the horrific murder of gay University of Wyoming student Matthew Shepard in October of 1998. For tickets, call 972-ASU1, or read more about the production.

Tabla concert: a lecture and musical performance
Sandip Burman, a native of India and an accomplished tabla player, will give a musical performance and lecture Wednesday, April 21, at 7:30 p.m. in the Fine Arts Center Recital Hall. Sandip's performances are marked with spontaneous innovation and tonal purity while delivering complex rhythmic patterns at dazzling speeds. For additional information, please contact Craig Collison at ccolliso@astate.edu.

"Through a Child's Eyes" at the ASU Museum
The Museum will open “Through a Child’s Eyes XVIII” Sunday, April 25, at 1:30 p.m. with a presentation of awards in the museum lobby. A reception will follow. The artists, their families, teachers and the public are invited to this celebration. The ASU Museum has sponsored “Through a Child’s Eyes” annually since 1987. Both public and private schools within 60 miles of Jonesboro were invited to submit 10 works of art from children age four through grade 8. (If not exhibited by a school, individuals entered artwork.) This year the exhibition contains 193 works of art entered by 20 schools in the region and 16 individuals.

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