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100th Year

Aug. 23, 2010

Calendar highlights:

Presidential Search Advisory listening sessions to be held today, Student Union Auditorium. Faculty session, 3 p.m., staff session, 4 p.m., student session 5 p.m.

From the Academic Calendar:

Last day to drop/withdraw, without financial assessment, Sunday, Aug. 29

Late registration,

Monday-Friday, Aug. 30-Sept. 3

Labor Day holiday, Monday, Sept. 6



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Presidential Search Advisory Committee meets Aug. 26
ASU's Presidential Search Advisory Committee will meet Thursday, August 26, at 10 a.m. at the ASU System Office, 2004 East Nettleton Avenue, Jonesboro. Members of the Search Advisory Committee are: Dr. Pat Bailey, provost and vice chancellor for Academic Affairs, ASU-Mountain Home; Dr. Dan Howard, interim chancellor, ASU-Jonesboro; Dr. JW Mason, associate vice chancellor for administrative services, ASU-Jonesboro and ASU System; Ms. Beverly McCollum, chair-elect, Jonesboro Regional Chamber of Commerce; Dr. Eugene McKay, chancellor, ASU-Beebe; Mayor Harold Perrin, trustee emeritus; Mr. Randall Pope, board chair, Arkansas State University Foundation; Dr. Robert L. Potts, interim president, ASU System; Dr. Mary Robertson, vice chancellor for student affairs, ASU-Newport; Mr. Paul Rowton, president, Arkansas State University Alumni Association. For details, see the NewsPage release.

KASU presents Valerie Smith, Liberty Pike tonight

KASU-FM’s Bluegrass Monday concert series presents award-winning bluegrass entertainer Valerie Smith and her band, Liberty Pike, tonight at 7 p.m. at Bluegrass Monday's new home, the Collins Theatre. The Collins Theatre is located at 120 West Emerson Street, in downtown Paragould. ASU will (literally) pass the hat to collect money to pay the musiciaValerie Smithns, and the suggested donation is $5 per person. This concert is the first in the series to be held at the historic Collins Theatre. Constructed in 1925 and extensively renovated in recent years, the Collins Theatre has 543 seats, as well as state-of-the-art audio, video, and lighting systems.  Smith is the winner of multiple awards from the International Bluegrass Music Association (IBMA), and she has been nominated for IBMA Song Of The Year and Emerging Artist Of The Year awards. Smith grew up in tiny Holt, Missouri, and now lives in Bell Buckle, Tennessee. She attended the University of Missouri Conservatory of Music in Kansas City, receiving a degree in vocal music education. Liberty Pike also features acclaimed fiddler, songwriter, and vocalist Becky Buller. Buller graduated from East Tennesee State University, where she was an active participant in that institution’s acclaimed bluegrass and country music studies program. In addition to the concert by Valerie Smith and Liberty Pike at 7 p.m., area bluegrass musicians are invited to come to Terry’s Café, 201 South Pruett Street (one block east of the Collins Theatre), beginning at 5 p.m. for an open jam session. Musicians are asked to bring only acoustic instruments and to play only bluegrass music. The jam sessions will end promptly at 6:45 p.m. Terry’s Café will also be serving plate dinners beginning at 4:30 p.m. on the evenings of Bluegrass Monday concerts. Concessions will also be available at the Collins Theatre. For details, contact KASU program director Marty Scarbrough at ext. 2367. Visit Bluegrass Monday on Facebook and at MySpace, or see the NewsPage release.

Bradbury Gallery presents 'True Grit,' opening Aug. 26
The Bradbury Gallery announces the opening of "True Grit" Thursday, Aug. 26, at 5 p.m. The exhibition will run through Sunday, Oct. 3; it is free and open to the public. The Bradbury Gallery is located in Fowler Center. "True Grit" features the work of five American artists with exceptionally long and productive careers who continue to make thought-provoking work. Averaging 80 years of age, Judith K."Chairs Falling and Flaming," 2008, is a work in gouache, ink, watercolor, pastel, and pencil on paper, by Larry Edwards. It will be on display as part of the Bradbury Gallery's upcoming exhibition, "True Grit," opening Thursday, Aug. 26, at 5 p.m. Brodsky, Peter Campus, Warrington Colescott, Larry Edwards, and Lee Friedlander have each developed careers spanning more than fifty years that show no signs of slowing down. As inventive and courageous as ever, their artistic practices continue to project a sense of curiosity and engagement with the larger world of ideas. The exhibition is intended not only as homage, but also as inquiry. What fuels the unwavering devotion of these artists to work and career? Curators Les Christensen, Bradbury Gallery director, and John Salvest, Art, believe that such an investigation into the motivational forces driving these artists well past traditional retirement age has implications beyond the art world—an uncovering of the physical, cerebral, and spiritual capacities of the human condition. In a culture fixated on newness and youth, isn’t there still something to be learned from that which endures? Bradbury Gallery hours are noon to 5 p.m., Tuesday through Saturday, and 2-5 p.m. on Sunday. The exhibition is free and open to the public. For details, contact Les Christensen, director, Bradbury Gallery, call the Bradbury Gallery at ext. 2567, or see the NewsPage release.

College of Business ranked in the Top 100 internationally  
ASU was recently ranked in the top 100 schools internationally in research productivity in the area of Selling and Sales Management by the Journal of Personal Selling and Sales Management (JPSSM), the premier journal in the world dedicated to the publishing of sales research. The ranking of the top research institutions ("Tracking and Updating Academic Research in Selling and Sales Management: A Decade Later, " by Keith A. Richards, William C. Moncrief, and Greg A. Marshall)  was published in the JPSSM Summer 2010 issue, which also ranked ASU #53 among all universities in the United States in sales research productivity. ASU tied with prominent research institutions such as the University of Texas, Clemson, and Harvard. ASU was the only university in Arkansas listed among the most productive research institutions in the area of Selling and Sales Management. The ASU College of Business is an international leader in sales research, teaching, and training. ASU faculty members have published sales research in multiple leading sales and marketing journals and been invited to present to researchers and sales executives at premier conferences such as the American Marketing Association and the national conference in Sales Management.  ASU College of Business faculty members also serve in prominent leadership positions in the area of sales education, including currently serving as vice chair of the American Marketing Association Sales Special Interest Group and on the abstracts Editorial Review board of the Journal of Personal Selling and Sales Management. In addition to these activities, ASU College of Business faculty members provide sales training and consulting to many of the leading organizations in Arkansas and throughout the region.

Career event set for Aug. 26
The ASU Career Management Center and Delta Epsilon Iota Academic Honor Society are dedicated to helping students realize their career and life goals and to provide quality services and programs. A career event, "Ready. Set. Connect!" will be held on Thursday, Aug. 26, from 7-9 p.m. in Centennial Hall. Students unsure about their career paths or those seeking information from experienced professionals are welcome at this event. Students can hear firsthand about the importance of career development and  professionalism. Students will also have the opportunity to network with individuals working in various career fields. Representatives from Federal Express, Nestle, Rural Sourcing, Inc., Walgreen's pharmacy, among others, will be present. Representatives will serve as panelists, hosting three sessions each, and students can attend different presentations. Faculty might encourage their students to attend. For details, contact Shereada Harrell, senior career specialist, ext. 3025.

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