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.
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
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
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
Fowler Center Series presents
2008-09 season finale
final performance in this yearís Fowler Center Series features the
Orchestra (ASO), under the direction of David Itkin, performing
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 concert
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.
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
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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