April 21, 2010
ASU Theatre presents "The Foreigner,"
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
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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
Earth Day to be celebrated
“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 the 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
Lecture-Concert Series ends with Nashville Storytellers
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
associate dean for the Honors College, at ext. 2308, or see the
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 South
Pruett Street, in Paragould. Doors will open at 6:30 p.m.
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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