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100th Year

April 22, 2009

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Last Day of Class is Monday, April 27

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ASU celebrates Earth Day with planting of 30 red maples
On Wednesday, April 22, ASU commemorates Earth Day with a celebration on the historic quadrangle, near ASU’s historic Centennial Arch and the Dean B. Ellis Library. The celebration will begin at 1 p.m. when Dr. Dan Howard, vice chancellor, Academic Affairs and Research, introduces Jonesboro mayor Harold Perrin. Carter Justice, senior project manager in construction for Nordex, the wind turbine manufacturing company founded in Denmark, will speak, and Bob Smith, of ASU Facilities Management, will accept a Green Award for ASU's commitment to recycling. Focus the Nation 2009, a nationwide town hall forum on Americaís energy future, has included ASUís Earth Day celebration among its 103 town hall events held nationwide this month. Dr. Howard will also read a statement from Congressman Marion Berry, commending the university's commitment to the environment. The event will culminate in the planting of the red maple trees. The trees were donated or sponsored by college deans, departments, and student organizations, and each will be planted by a representative of the donating or sponsoring group. Refreshments will be provided, and the event is free and open to the public. For details, contact Dr. Jennifer Bouldin, director, Ecotoxicology Research Facility, at ext. 2570, or see the NewsPage release. Click here for a printable pdf of the planting layout.
KASU Conductors' Club presents Sonny Burgess April 24
The KASUís Conductors' Club spring event will present KASU radio program host and star Sonny Burgess, along with the Legendary Pacers, performing on Friday, April 24, at 6:30-10 p.m. at Atkins Celebration Hall, 101 South Pruett Street, in Paragould. Enjoy an evening with the rockabilly/boogie-woogie/rock'n'roll sound that Sonny Burgess and the Legendary Pacers are known for. For 55 years, rock'n'roll has been thriving, and Sonny Burgess and his band, the Legendary Pacers, have been part of the making of musical history. The KASU Conductors' Club spring event invites listeners to see Burgess and the Pacers in a live, energetic, and highly entertaining performance, and to support KASU. Conductors' Club members (those whose annual gift to KASU is $240 or more) will receive two complimentary tickets, and for the first time, KASU will be making a limited number of tickets available for the dinner/dance event at $25 each. For details, to reserve your Conductors' Club tickets, or to purchase tickets, contact Todd Rutledge, KASU's director of development, at ext. 2807, or see the NewsPage release.

Fowler Center Series presents 2008-09 season finale
The final performance in this yearís Fowler Center Series features the Arkansas Symphony Orchestra (ASO), under the direction of David Itkin, performinKiril Laskarovg on Sunday, April 26, at 3 p.m. in Riceland Hall, Fowler Center. The Arkansas Symphony Orchestra concert is one of the most popular and best-attended events at Fowler Centerís Riceland Hall, and it is a fitting finale to the 2008-2009 Fowler Center Series season. This year's ASO coMelita Hunsingerncert includes the Brahms Concerto for Violin and Violoncello in A minor, Op. 102, and features violinist Kiril Laskarov and cellist Melita Hunsinger. After a short intermission, the orchestra returns with Schumannís Symphony No. 2 in A major, Op. 34. Ticket prices are $30 and $20 for adults, $24 and $16 for ASU faculty and staff,
$23 and $15 for senior adults and K-12 students, and $10 and $6 for ASU students. Tickets are available online, or by calling (870) 972-2781.Call toll-free at 888-278-3267. For more information, contact Jeff Brown, director, Fowler Center, at ext. 3471. For details, see the NewsPage release.     

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