Board of Trustees to meet June 18
Arkansas State Universityís
Trustees will meet Friday, June 18, at 2:30 p.m. in the
conference room at the Judd Hill Center, 2626 Alumni Boulevard, on
the ASU-Jonesboro campus. The agenda is posted on the
ASU System website (www.asusystem.edu).
Dr. Fears appointed to advisory board by Governor Beebe
Dr. Lillie M. Fears, Journalism,
was appointed by Gov. Mike Beebe to the Delta Cultural Center Policy
Advisory Board. The appointment was confirmed in the General
Assembly. Dr. Fears also recently visited Brigham Young University
as a Scholar-in-Residence. While there, she presented lectures to
undergraduate and graduate journalism and mass communications
classes and gave the presentation, "No Longer Nappy-Headed and
Angry: A Critique of African-American Women's Images in Media." She
also presented the paper at the 2009 Southwest Symposium Education
Council for Journalism & Mass conference in
Dr. Luster coordinates Blues in Schools program
Dr. Mike Luster, director, Arkansas Folklife Program, recently coordinated a Blues in the Schools
program featuring Arkansas blues performer Essie "the Blues Lady"
Neal. Three performances were held at Fox Meadow Intermediate
Center in Nettleton. Dr. Luster has worked with Essie the Blues
Lady for the past five years during educational projects offered by
the Arkansas Folklife Program. The project is coordinated through
ASU's English and Philosophy Department and supported by grants from
the National Endowment for the Arts.
of Sweet Home, Arkansas, shares her love of the blues with audiences
of all ages through the Arkansas Arts Councilís Arts on Tour
program. She is also the 2003 winner of Little Rockís Over-40 Revue,
has performed in the 2002 and 2003 telethons for the United Negro
College Fund, and has performed as a featured artist at the King
Biscuit Blues Festival in Helena, Arkansas.
ASU faculty, students, present at international conference
Eight ASU students and recent
graduates presented five posters at the meetings of the Association
for Psychological Science in Boston in May. From left to right in
the photo are Cassie Waldrop, Anthony Eldridge, Brandy Riggan,
Casondra Allen, J.D. Hogue, Tabitha Reynolds, and Eleny Davis
(Elizabeth Snow not pictured). The studentspresented with
Psychology and Counseling faculty members Dr. Kris Biondolillo,
Claxton, Dr. David Saarnio, and Dr. Karen Yanowitz. Poster topics included
nicotine consumption in pregnant rats, perception of names,
stereotypes of women, perceptions of stalking, perceived academic
threat, and aesthetics of music.
Blue Monday-Paragould presents Darren J, Blackkat Bone
KASU 91.9 FM presents Darren J
and Blackkat Bone at the next Blue Monday-Paragould
on Monday, June 21, 7-9 p.m. at the Red Goose Deli, 117 N. Pruett
Street, in downtown Paragould.
With the release of
his self-produced cds "Bluesman USA" (2009), "Further Up That Road"
(2008), and "Panhandle Blues" (2007, Darren J has steadily earned
the respect of his peers in the worldwide blues community.
Darren J resides in Memphis,
Tenn., and is joined by musicians Kenny Allyn on bass and W.C.
Garrison on drums in
Darren J and
Blackkat Bone. Visit
on MySpace music. Allyn and Garrison are long-time veterans of the
Memphis music scene and have backed up many of top local blues acts.
Darren J is now an artist of the Memphis-based
I-55 Productions record
label and is soon scheduled to begin the recording and subsequent
release of his debut cd on that label. Darren J is also the
president of the
Society and a member of the
Admission to the Blue Monday-Paragould concert featuring Darren J
and Blackkat Bone is free, but seating is limited.
Todd Rutledge, KASU's
director of development, at ext. 2807.
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