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100th Year

April 20, 2009

Calendar highlights:

KASU Blue Monday-Paragould presents Charlotte Taylor and Gypsy Rain tonight,
7-9 p.m., Red Goose Deli, Paragould

Distinguished Performance Awards, Tuesday, April 21,
2 p.m., Student Union Auditorium



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ASU hosts Chinese delegation on campus this week
ASU-Jonesboro will host a delegation this week from Huzhou University (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 delegation’s visit. Huzhou 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 Riceland Hall
The 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 NewsPage release.

ASU Opera presents two one-act American operas
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 Valley.” The performance is free and the public is invited. For details, see the NewsPage release.

Prof. Salvest to be featured in upcoming exhibition
Work by John Salvest, Art, will be featured in a one-person exhibition at MorgJohn Salvestan 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 NewsPage release.

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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