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100th Year

July 20, 2009

Calendar highlights:

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. Chaudhury elected chairman and committee member
Dr. Zariff (Zac) Chaudhury, Metallurgical Technology, has been elected chairman of the Northeast Arkansas American Society for Quality (ASQ) chapter in its recent election meeting. Dr. Chaudhury’s term started on July 1 of this year and will end on June 30,Dr. Zariff (Zac) Chaudhury 2010. The American Society for Quality (ASQ) is the world’s leading membership organization devoted to quality. It is headquartered in Milwaukee, Wis.
Dr. Chaudhury has also recently been selected as a member of the American Society for Metals (ASM) Heat Treating Society’s (HTS) National Education committee. His term began in May of this year and runs through August 2010. The HTS National Education committee plays an important role in enhancing the educational courses offered to its membership.

Dr. Mello publishes article on forecasting
Dr. John E. Mello, Marketing, published an article, "The Impact of Sales ForecastiDr. John Mellong Game Playing on Supply Chains," in the most recent edition of Foresight: The International Journal of Applied Forecasting, No. 13, Spring 2009. The article provides a description of games forecasters play, identifies organizational environments that foster game playing, and recommends policies to discourage this harmful practice. Dr. Mello is a member of the Foresight editorial board and is also a frequent contributor of sales forecasting articles to the journal.

ASU Summer Children's Theatre presents 'Aladdin'
The ASU Theatre will offer its second presentation of the 2009 Summer Children’s Theatre season, “Aladdin,” by Robert Neil Porter, with music and lyrics by Jack Perry. All performances will be held at Fowler Center. Performance dates are Wednesday, July 29, at 10 a.m. and 2 p.m.; Thursday, July 30, at 10 a.m. and 2 p.m.; and Friday, July 31, at 10 a.m. and 7:30 p.m. This production of “Aladdin” is sponsored by the Golden Grotto and the Inside ASU, newsletter for faculty and staff at Arkansas State University ASU Theatre Guild, a community support group of the ASU Theatre program. Under the stage direction of Molly Simpson, professor of Theatre, the production design team includes scenic design and technical direction by Jeff McLaughlin, assistant professor of Theatre, costume design by Brent Foland, assistant professor of Theatre, and lighting design by Bob Simpson, professor of Theatre. Tickets are also available online; click the ticket icon or the tickets tab in the menu bar. Tickets are $5 in advance and $7 at the door, but purchasing tickets in advance is highly recommended. For details, see the NewsPage release.

KASU's Bluegrass Monday presents Bankester Family
The Bankester Family will perform a concert of bluegrass music at KASU's next Bluegrass Monday concert, Monday, July 27, at Atkins Celebration Hall, 101 South Pruett Street, in downtown Paragould, Arkansas. The concert begins at 7 p.m. KASU will literally "pass the hat" to collect money to pay the group.  The suggested donation is $5 per person. From Southern Illinois, the Bankester Family is dad Phil, mom Dorene, both guitarists/vocalists, and their four daughters who range in age from 14 to 21, and their one son-in-law. Oldest daughter Melissa Triplett plays upright bass and serves as a vocalist; her husband, Kyle Triplett, plays banjo. Lindsey Bankester plays mandolin and sings. The youngest Bankesters, Emily and Alysha, each play fiddle and sing. This fall, the Bankester Family will appear at the prestigious "showcase" concert at the International Bluegrass Music Association’s annual convention, performing for industry leaders, peers and festival promoters. The Bankesters were one of only 13 groups chosen for the showcase. Click here to listen to sample recordings from the Bankester Family. For details, contact Marty Scarbrough, KASU' s program director, at ext. 2367.

ASU hosts American Red Cross Summer Blood Drive
The American Red Cross will be on campus with the blood mobile Monday, July 20, from 2-6 p.m. in the NorthPark Quads parking lot adjacent to Caraway Road.

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