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100th Year

July 16, 2009

Calendar highlights:

ASU Museum presents "Our Awesome Ancestors," opening Thursday, July 16, and running through Saturday, July 18

Southern Tenant Farmers Museum, Tyronza, features Hope and Despair: FSA Photography in Arkansas during the Great Depression,through Wednesday, July 22

ASU Summer Children's Theatre presents "Aladdin," Wednesday-Friday, July 29-31


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Dr. Zibluk, Dr. Hall, have paper accepted for publication
Dr. Jack Zibluk, Journalism, and Dr. Holly Kathleen Hall, Journalism, had their paper "The OrDr. Jack Ziblukphan Copyright Act: An Open Door or a Deluge?" acceptHolly Kathleen Hall, JDed for publication in Visual Communication Quarterly, the top international journal of visual communication studies. The paper is expected to be published in 2010. The paper, an analysis of a proposed overhaul in the U.S. copyright law, examines the implications of the proposal and suggests guidelines for copyright holders and copyright users under the act, which is expected to be considered during this session of the U.S. Congress.

ASU Museum presents 'Our Awesome Ancestors' today
Join the staff and friends of the ASU Museum for a ribbon-cutting ceremony, refreshments, gallery tours, and a Science Circus performance at 6:30 p.m. today, as multi-exhibition extravaganza “Our Awesome Ancestors: Celebrate Human Ingenuity” begins. "Our Awesome Ancestors" runs through Saturday, July 18. Rhys Thomas's one-man show, "Science Circus," will be presented at 3 p.m. and at 6:30 p.m. today. "Science Circus" features impresario Rhys Thomas teaching Newtonian physics using a combination of science and circus arts, particularly juggling. Thomas will also perform at 1 p.m. and 3 p.m. on Friday-Saturday, July 17-18. "Our Awesome Ancestors" also includes the grand opening of the museum’s new Native American gallery with the exhibition “Portals of the Soul,” and a sneak preview of an upcoming exhibition, “Exploring the Frontier.” For details, contact Lenore Shoults, assistant director for the museum, or see the NewsPage release.

Junior Auxiliary presents scholarship check to foundation
Representatives of the Junior Auxiliary of Jonesboro recently presented a check Christy Brecklein to ASU Foundation officials at the Judd Hill Center. TPhilip Jacksonhe check adds to the organization’s principal scholarship endowment. Erika Brodell, president of Junior Auxiliary, and Martha Bartels, Scholarship Committee chairman, made the presentation to ASU director of development Christy Brecklein, an associate member and past president of Junior Auxiliary, and to Foundation treasurer Philip Jackson. Junior Auxiliary has been awarding scholarships at ASU since 1958 when a Memorial Scholarship Fund was created. Over $325,000 in scholarships have been awarded to students at Arkansas State. Nine students currently benefit from JA scholarships. The endowment was created by Junior Auxiliary of Jonesboro to ensure funds will be available to help worthy students to attend ASU. For details, see the NewsPage release.

KASU presents Bluegrass Monday-Paragould
Jeannie and the Guys, featuring Jean Hendrix and Sonny Burgess, will be performing at KASU’s next Blue Monday-Paragould on Monday, July 20. BJeannie and the Guys perform at Blue Monday-Paragould, Monday, July 20, at 7 p.m. at the Red Goose Deli in Paragould.lue Monday Paragould is held at the Red Goose Deli, 117 N. Pruett Street, downtown Paragould. The concert begins at 7 p.m. and is free and open to the public, but KASU will pass the hat to pay the musicians. Vocalist/guitarist
Sonny Burgess and lead female vocalist/drummer Jean Hendrix formed Jeannie and the Guys at the Swifton Community Center. The five-piece band has had various members over the years, and it performs in various venues like the Silver Moon in Newport, People Helping People in Amagon, and the Country Magic Theater in Judsonia. For details on Jeannie and the Guys, see the NewsPage release. For more information about Blue Monday-Paragould, contact Todd Rutledge, development director, ext. 2807.

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