Inside ASU, News for Faculty & Staff, Arkansas State University
98th Year

April 23, 2008

Calendar highlights:

ASU Theatre presents "The Great American Trailer Park Musical," tonight, 7:30 p.m.,
Fowler Center

ASU Wind Ensemble concert, Thursday,
April 24, 7:30 p.m., Riceland Hall, Fowler Center

ASU Jazz Festival, Saturday, April 26,
7:30 p.m., Riceland Hall, Fowler Center

Art Dept. spring pottery sale, Thursday-Friday, April 24-25,
10 a.m.-5 p.m., Saturday, April 26,
10 a.m-3 p.m., Fine Arts Center


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Dr. Bouldin wins Bailey Memorial Educator Award
Dr. Jennifer Bouldin, director of ASU’s Ecotoxicology Research Facility, isDr. Jennifer Bouldin this year’s recipient of the James Bailey Memorial Educator of the Year Award. Dr. Bouldin has served as director of the Ecotoxicology Research Facility since 2006, and she has the distinction of being the first woman to receive a PhD from ASU. As a doctoral student, she was the recipient of the Environmental Sciences Doctoral Research Award. A native of Paragould, Dr. Bouldin received her PhD in Environmental Sciences, with a subdiscipline in ecotoxicology, in 2004. For details, see the NewsPage release.

Fowler Center Series presents ASO in its season finale
ASU presents the final performance in this year’s Fowler Center Series, when the Arkansas Symphony Orchestra, conducted by Maestro David Itkin, performs on Sunday, April 27, at 3 p.m. in Riceland Hall
, Fowler Center. The symphony performs two all-time favorites from the classical repertoire – Beethoven’s majestic Symphony No. 3, the “Eroica,” and the wonderful “Barber of Seville Overture” by Rossini. For tickets, visit  ASU’s Central Box Office, or call ext. 2781. For details, contact Jerome Biebeshiemer, director, Fowler Center, at ext. 3471, or see the NewsPage release.

ASU biology faculty launch book of real-life adventures
A new book by Arkansas State University biology faculty is being published. “Adventures in the Wild: Tales from Biologists of the Natural State” will make its debut on  the ASU campus on Monday, April 28, at 2 p.m., in ASU’s Hall of Science, Laboratory Sciences Center, East Wing. The book will be unveiled for the public with many of its authors on hand for a book-signing ceremony. Dr. Dan Howard, vice chancellor for Academic Affairs and Research at ASU, will preside over the ceremony, which is free and open to the public. Dr. Aldemaro Romero and Joy Trauth are the book's editors. For details, including all faculty authors, and to view the book jacket, see the NewsPage release.

Department of Music presents the ASU Ringers in concert
The ASU Ringers, a handbell choir directed by Dr. M. Ellis Julien, professor of music, will present their annual spring concert. This year’s presentation, “In His Footsteps: Reflections on the Passion of Christ” will be held in Riceland Hall, Fowler Center, on Monday, April 28, at 7:30 p.m. The choir will be ringing five octaves of Schulmerich handbells and five octaves of Malmark handchimes. The public is cordially invited to attend, and there is no charge for admission. For details, contact ASU’s Department of Music, ext. 2094, or see the NewsPage release.

KASU presents Bluegrass Monday-Paragould
Radio station KASU, 91.9 FM, presents Bluegrass Monday-Paragould, featuring mandolin player Cody Shuler and Pine Mountain Railroad on Monday, April 28, at 7 p.m. at Atkins Celebration Hall, 101 South Pruett Street in downtown Paragould. Admission is free, but KASU literally passes the hat to pay musicians. Bluegrass Monday concerts are held on the fourth Monday night of each month. For details, contact Marty Scarbrough, KASU program director, at ext. 2367, or see KASU's release.

ASU participates in National Walk@Lunch Day
On Wednesday, April 30, ASU and other local businesses will participate in National Walk@Lunch Day. The event, sponsored by Arkansas Blue Cross and Blue Shield and hosted by ASU, costs nothing except a little time. The event is designed to promote fitness and to foster regular worksite wellness activities by encouraging employees to get out and walk at 12 noon on Wednesday. Participants will walk along a one-mile path beginning and ending at the Chi Omega fountain on Aggie Road west of the Student Union. For details, contact Chris Enger, ext. 3974.

Last Indian Yearbooks now available
Faculty and staff can pick up copies of the last Indian Yearbook at the information booth, second floor, Student Union. Faculty and staff can receive one copy per person with a valid ASU ID. All ASU alumni can purchase copies of the yearbook for $20 per copy, plus shipping and handling costs. Checks should be made payable to Arkansas State University. For details, contact Natalie Eskew, Leadership Center, ext. 2055.

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