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100th Year

April 21, 2010

Calendar highlights:

ASU Theatre presents "The Foreigner," Wednesday,
April 21, 7:30 p.m., Drama Theatre, Fowler Center

CMVAS presents "Archeology of the Downstream People," Thursday, April 22, 7 p.m., ASU Museum, Room 182



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Nancy Everitt is final speaker in R-TV professionals series
Nancy Everitt, founder, president and chief executive officer of HEOPS, Inc. in Nashville, Tenn., will visit the Arkansas State University-Jonesboro campus April 21-22, as the final series speaker of 2009-10 in the Radio-Television Alumni Professional-in-Residence Series. HEOPS provides departmental outsourcing/insourcing solutions and strategic support to healthcare providers, ancillary service companies and payers in the areas of billing, recoveries, managed care, network development and healthcare back office support services. A native of Jonesboro, Everitt graduated from Arkansas State University with a double major in radio-television and economics in 1987. She spent several years in the broadcast media before earning a master of business administration degree from the University of Memphis in 1991. For details, see the NewsPage release.

Earth Day to be celebrated April 22
 “Act Locally” is the theme for the 2010 Earth Day as Arkansas State University and the city of Jonesboro join forces to celebrate the event, Thursday, April 22, at Tailgate City, adjacent to the Pavilion and ASU Football Stadium. The Barton Weather Deck from KAIT8 is the stage for the activities which are from 11:30 a.m.-2 p.m. Speakers begin at 1 p.m. Earth Day celebration is free and open to the public. Trey Stafford of the Triple FM radio group will serve as the master of ceremonies. This year's theme, ‘act locally’ is a take-off from past years when people were encouraged to think globally and act locally, according to Dr. Jennifer Bouldin, Environmental Biology, and director of theCelebrate "the Big Blue Marble" that is Earth on Thursday, April 22, as ASU partners with the city of Jonesboro from 11:30 to 2 p.m. at Tailgate City. Ecotoxicology Research Facility at ASU. Dr. Andy Novobilski, dean of the College of Sciences and Mathematics, will get the occasion underway with introductions of Jonesboro Mayor Harold Perrin, Jill Forester from Whitton Farms, John Risi from Frito-Lay, and Shawn Merrill from the Forrest L. Wood Crowley’s Ridge Nature Center. These speakers will discuss locally grown produce, local industry striving for sustainability and local conservation efforts. Local automobile dealers will display hybrid cars on the west parking lot of the football stadium, and e-waste (discarded computers, printers, cell phones, etc.) will be collected by Suddenlink. As during last year’s Earth Day celebration, tree-planting sponsorship is available on the east side of University Loop East and south of Aggie Road. Trees are presented for a $150 donation and include a deciduous mixture combined with a few flowering focal trees. The donation includes the tree, planting and mulch, and recognition on the Earth Day plaque that will be constructed on the site. Because the site is remote from the celebration area, the physical planting of the trees is not a part of the ceremonies. (Click here for a graphic illustrating where trees will be planted.) Colleges, departments and organizations are invited to donate a tree, as well as any individual or group who would like to contribute to Earth Day and/or provide a living memorial. For details, contact Dr. Bouldin at ext. 2570. For details, and for a complete list of ASU's Earth Day partners, see the NewsPage release

Percussion Ensemble, Trombone Choir, in concert April 22
The Department of Music at Arkansas State University in Jonesboro will present
the ASU Percussion Ensemble and Trombone Choir in concert on Thursday, April 22, at 7:30 p.m. in Riceland Hall, Fowler Center. The concert is free of charge and open to the public.
The ASU Percussion Ensemble is under the direction of Craig Collison and will perform “Sonatina” by Fisher Tull; “Ionisation” by Edgar Varese, with Matt Ryals on the piano; and “Ritual Music” by David Skidmore. After a short intermission, the ASU Trombone Choir, under the direction of Dr. Neale Bartee, will perform “Landsighting” by Edvard Grieg, arr. by Erling Lian; “Elisa’s Procession to the Cathedral” from “Lohengrin” by Richard Wagner, arr. by Jack Gale; “Cole Porter Medley” arr. by Steve Sample; “Sentimental” arr. by Michael Davis, played by the Pro Bones; and “Monday Night” by Stan Pethel. For details, contact the music office at ext. 2094 or see the NewsPage release.

Lecture-Concert Series ends with Nashville Storytellers
Three of Nashville’s greatest American songwriters/performers will perform in the final event of ASU’s 2009-10 Lecture-Concert Series. Nashville storytellers and singer-songwriters Chris Wallin, C. J. Watson, and Jeff Gilkinson will perform and tell the stories behind their songs on Friday, April 23, at 7 p.m. in ASU's Fowler Center Drama Theatre. The event is free and open to the public. This event, originally scheduled for Friday, January 29, was cancelled due to inclement weather. Due to popular demand, it has been rescheduled. For details, contact Dr. Gil Fowler, associate dean for the Honors College, at ext. 2308, or see the NewsPage release.

KASU presents Di Anne Price and Her Boyfriends April 23
KASU has found the best kept secret of Memphis and is bringing her to Paragould. KASU’s Conductors Club event this spring will feature Di Anne Price and Her Boyfriends on Friday, April 23, from 7-10 p.m. at Atkins Celebration Hall, 101 SouthDiva Di Anne Price and Her Boyfriends will perform at KASU's Spring Conductors' Club event on Friday, April 23, from 7-10 p.m. at Atkins Celebration Hall, 101 S. Pruett St., in Paragould. Pruett Street, in Paragould. Doors will open at 6:30 p.m. Di Anne Price has been called the best-kept secret in Memphis, yet she has spent nearly 30 years on the city’s live-music circuit, playing everywhere from hotels and restaurants to outdoor festivals and nightclubs. A native Memphian and a product of the city’s musical melting pot, Price has a dazzling command of the bawdy hokum blues and vaudeville hand-me-downs, and she sings the blues with a combination of optimism and hope, dignity and strength. The KASU Conductors’ Club spring event invites listeners to see Di Anne Price and Her Boyfriends in performance, and to support KASU. Conductors’ Club members (those whose annual gift to KASU is $240 or more) will receive two complimentary tickets, and KASU will be making a limited number of tickets available for the dinner/dance event at $25 each. Tickets must be purchased by Thursday, April 22. To purchase or to reserve tickets, contact Todd Rutledge, KASU's director of development, at ext. 2807.

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