Smith recipient of Rotary's 'Service Above Self'
Jerry L. Smith, director of the Economic Development
Association University Center for Regional and Community Development
at ASU's Delta Center for EconomicDevelopment, was awarded Rotary
Internationalís prestigious "Service Above Self" award from district
6150, which includes 41 Rotary clubs. The presentation was made
during the districtís annual conference held in Memphis in April.
Smith is a member of the Jonesboro University Rotary Club, and he
volunteers as the districtís training coordinator.
Dr. Zibluk attends Kalish multimedia
Dr. John B. (Jack) Zibluk, Journalism,
recently attended the Kalish multimedia workshop
at Ball State University in Muncie, Ind., sponsored by the National
Press Photographers Association. The Kalish
workshop is designed for mid-level professionals and
established educators, developing the skills they need to move from print
media and still photography to an online multimedia environment. Admission
is highly competitive, and Zibluk was invited to apply by workshop director
Scott Sines, managing editor of the Memphis
Commercial Appeal. Zibluk learned audio, video, and multimedia production techniques
from experts in the field, including award-winning producer Brian
Storm, president of New York-based multimedia production studio
MediaStorm and Geri Migielicz,
former award-winning multimedia editor of the
Jose Mercury News and executive editor of
Story4 multimedia production studio, among others. Zibluk
made his own video,
and will use the workshop experience to upgrade curriculum, enabling
students to produce exceptional high-quality Web videos.
Lakeport Plantation sets African American heritage
will host an African American heritage reunion celebration
Friday-Sunday, July 3-5, at Lakeport Plantation, Lake Village, Ark.
The event is sponsored by the Lakeport Cemetery Preservation
Project, Inc. and ASU-Jonesboro. Activities begin with a
registration and meet-and-greet at the Mt. Pleasant Church cafeteria
from 5-7 p.m. on Friday, June 3. Saturday, July 4, begins with
registration, an old-time breakfast and a presentation, "African
American Food Folkways" at 6-8 a.m.; a welcome panel including a
history of Lakeport Plantation and talks on restoration, research,
and African American research projects from 8-9 a.m.; presentations
of African American history, heritage, quilting, and old-time health
remedies run from 9-11:30 a.m. From 11:30 a.m.-12 noon, "Story Telling from the
Elders" will be featured. The Craig Lacy 4th of July picnic will be
held from 12 noon-1:30 p.m. Tours of three local cemeteries
(Old Lakeport, Lakeport, and Morning Star/Ford), churches (Mt.
Pleasant and Morning Star), and "the Big House" will take place from
1:30-4 p.m. At 5:30-7:30 p.m., African American music and
celebrations will be featured, including God's Network, a Jump the
Broom wedding ceremony, and a combination fireworks show, reception,
and party. Sunday, July 5, will feature a sunrise church service and
closing ceremonies from 7:30-8:30 a.m., and a continental breakfast
at 8:30-9:30 a.m. For details, contact
(870) 273-6589, visit the website
Memories of Lakeport,
or view a map
of Lakeport and its environs. For more information, see the
Playhouse Disney Live! comes to Jonesboro Sept.
Playhouse Disney Live! has
scheduled three performances for Sunday, September 27, at the ASU
Convocation Center. Performances are at 1 p.m., 4 p.m., and 7 p.m.
At this live stage show, preschool-aged children will meet the
characters from Playhouse Disney television shows Mickey Mouse
Clubhouse, Little Einsteins, and Handy Manny, as well as the stars
of the new show, My Friends Tigger and Pooh. Interaction between
characters and audience culminates in a musical party at Mickey's
clubhouse. Ticket prices are $18, $24, $30, and $40 for front-row
VIP tickets. Applicable services charges will apply. Purchase
tickets early online,
by calling the ASU Central
Box Office at (870) 972-2781 (ASU1), or by visiting the box
office Monday-Friday, 8 a.m.-5 p.m.
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