ASU hosts Chinese
delegation on campus this week
ASU-Jonesboro will host a delegation this week from
(HU), China. The delegation from Huzhou University will include
Dr. Hu Zhangjian, president of Huzhou University, Dr. Liang
Zhengyu, professor and dean of the School of Foreign Languages,
and Dr. Zhang Guochen, professor and deputy dean of the
Foreign Affairs Office. The delegation will visit this week,
Monday-Friday, April 20-24. Several events are planned during the
University has been an ASU-Jonesboro partner institution since 2006.
On Tuesday, April 21, Chancellor Potts and President Hu
Zhangjian will officially sign an extension to the
partnership between the universities. The signing ceremony will take
place tomorrow at 11 a.m. in the Administration Building lobby; ASU
faculty and staff are invited to attend. In addition to the morning
ceremony, Dr. Liang Zhengyu will present a special lecture,
“Discovering China and Chinese Culture” on Tuesday, April 21, at
3:30 p.m. in the Osage Room of the ASU Student Union. This special
lecture is hosted by ASU’s Department of Languages, chaired by
Dr. Yvonne Unnold.
Refreshments will be served, and the lecture is free and open to the
public. For details on Dr. Liang Zhengyu’s lecture, contact the
Department of Languages at ext. 3887, for details of the
delegation’s visit, contact
Dr. Jeff Jenness
at ext. 3978, or see the NewsPage
release for additional information.
Jazz, Lab Bands to perform tonight in
Department of Music at Arkansas State University-Jonesboro will present
the ASU Jazz and Lab
bands in concert on Monday, April 20, at 7:30 p.m. in Riceland Hall,
Fowler Center, 201 Olympic Drive, Jonesboro. The Jazz and Lab bands at
Arkansas State University are under the direction of Dr. Ron Horton.
The Lab Band will tackle some great charts from some of the top
bands in the history of jazz, including repertoire from the bands of
Count Basie, Buddy Rich, and Louie Bellson. They will also perform a
wonderful arrangement of Kurt Weill’s “Speak Low” written as a bossa
nova. The second half of the concert will feature the ASU Jazz Band.
The band will perform Stan Kenton’s “Malaguena,” as well as a work
by jazz guitarist Pat Metheny. For details, call the music
department , ext 2094,or see the
ASU Opera presents two one-act American
he Department of Music
at ASU will present
“American Operas for Young and
Old,” a production to be given by the Opera Production class of ASU
on Tuesday, April 21, at 7:30 p.m. in the Fine Arts Center Recital
Hall. The concert will feature
members of the ASU Opera Production class, as well as a few members of
the community. Joy Sanford will serve as accompanist on piano. The class
is directed by Dr. Marika Kyriakos, Music. The evening will consist of two one-act American operas.
The first is Dr. Seuss’ “Green Eggs and Ham” with music by Robert
Kapilow. It is wonderfully appropriate for children, but suitable for
anyone who is young at heart. After a short intermission, the cast
will continue on the stage for Kurt Weill’s folk opera, “Down in the
performance is free and the public is invited. For details, see the
Prof. Salvest to be featured in upcoming exhibition
Work by John Salvest, Art, will
be featured in a one-person exhibition at Morgan Lehman Gallery in
New York April 23 through May 22. Not Myself Lately, his second solo
show at the Chelsea gallery, will include found object-based
sculpture as well as drawings that strike a balance between humor
and intensity in examining personal and sociopolitical conditions.
Of Salvest’s last New York exhibition, Village Voice art critic R. C.
Baker wrote: “The beauty of Salvest’s work lies in his
transformation of workaday detritus into witty, at times profound,
memento mori.” For details, see the
University Planning Committee meets today
Arkansas State University-Jonesboro's University Planning
Committee will meet today at 3 p.m. in the 8th
floor board room of the Dean B. Ellis Library.
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