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100th Year

May 14, 2009

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Southern Tenant Farmers Museum, Tyronza, presents
"Hope and Despair: FSA Photography in Arkansas during the Great Depression," through June 30, with special presentation Thursday, May 21, 7 p.m.



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ASU Board of Trustees meeting to be held May 15
The ASU Board of Trustees will meet Friday, May 15, at 10 a.m. in the Merchants and Planters Community Room, Student Community Center, ASU-Newport campus. For members of the ASU community in Jonesboro, a conference call will be set up in the Chancellor's conference room, Administration Building.

Dr. Cooksey to remain in dual rolesDr. Lynita Cooksey
Academic Affairs and Research announced Monday that Dr. Lynita Cooksey will be continuing in the dual positions of associate vice chancellor for Academic Services and Dean of University College for the next academic year. The recent search for the associate vice chancellor for Academic Services resulted in the declaration of a failed search.  A new search for this position will take place in the upcoming academic year. 

Dr. Chang receives community Hispanic Achiever awardDr. Erick Chang
Dr. Erick Chang, Management, was recognized as the winner of the Hispanic Achiever award during the seventh annual Hispanic Celebration in May, organized and sponsored by Hispanic Community Services, Inc. (HCSI). The event was held Saturday, May 2, in the St. Bernards Auditorium. Chang was honored along with two community residents who received Volunteer of the Year awards.

Celebration of quilting to take place in Piggott
The Hemingway-Pfeiffer Museum and Educational Center (HPMEC), 1021 West Cherry Street, Piggott, will host the tenth annual Celebration of Quilting Saturday, May 16, at 10 a.m.-4 p.m. Quilts will be displayed in the Pfeiffer-Janes House and the Hemingway Barn Studio. Admission to the show is $3 per adult. Visitorsí Choice ribbons will be awarded in multiple categories with divisions for hand-quilted and machine-quilted items.  Anyone may enter quilts and quilt-based creations with no entry fees. For details, or to pre-register a quilted article, contact Deanna Dismukes, education coordinator, (870) 598-3487. In addition to Celebration of Quilting, the eleventh annual Piggott Heritage Park Car Show will be in progress at Heritage Park, two miles west of HPMEC. Museum hours are Monday-Friday, 9 a.m.-3 p.m., and Saturday, 1-3 p.m., with tours on the hour. The museum is closed on Sunday. HPMEC is an Arkansas State University Heritage SITE.

WolfTracks yearbooks free to faculty and staff 
The 86th Volume of the WolfTracks yearbook is available at Campus Information, second floor, Student Union. This yearbook celebrates the 100th anniversary of ASU. All faculty and staff members are encouraged to stop by and pick up a copy free of charge. For details, contact the Leadership Center at ext. 2055, or e-mail Natalie Eskew.

STFM sponsors festival music May 15-16
The Southern Tenant Farmers Museum (STFM), 117 Main Street, Tyronza, is sponsoring the music portion of the Tyronza Stars and Stripes Festival on Friday-Saturday, May 15-16. Friday night's events include the Greene River Band, karaoke, and a fireworks display at 9:30 p.m. Saturday's events begin at 10 a.m., a parade at 11 a.m., and music from ASU's own Philip Jackson and the Terry Carter band at 12 noon. The Stíates, Flashback, J. R. Rogers, Don McGregor, and the Aaron Owens Band also appear on Saturday. The festival finale will be a street dance beginning at 8 p.m. Saturday. The music event is free. Bring lawn chairs and plan to spend the afternoon at the park listening to great music and enjoying the vendors and food. For details about the Stars and Stripes Festival, contact Linda Hinton, assistant director, STFM, at (870) 487-2909, e-mail, or see a detailed Stars and Stripes Festival schedule. The Southern Tenant Farmers Museum is an Arkansas State University Heritage SITE.

Blue Monday-Paragould is May 18, features Essie Neal
KASU 91.9 FM  presents Essie "The Blues Lady" Neal at the next Blue Monday-Paragould on Monday, May 18th from 7-9 p.m. at the Red Goose Deli, 117 N. Pruett Essie "The Blues Lady" NealStreet, downtown Paragould. Admission is free. Essie "The Blues Lady" Neal has been picking and singing blues tunes on her guitar ever since she was a teenager, and attests she would "rather play her guitar Ruckus than to eat!" Essie shares her love for the music with audiences of all ages, tickling them with her funny yet serious lyrics. As winner of the 2003 Over 40 Revue, a performer at the 2002 and 2003 UNCF Telethon, and as a featured artist at the King Biscuit Blues Festival in 2004 through 2006, Essie "The Blues Lady" appears mostly as a one-woman show with full-band sound. KASU 91.9 FM, is the 100,000 watt public broadcasting service of Arkansas State University in Jonesboro. For more information, contact KASUís development director Todd Rutledge at ext. 2807.

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