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Sept. 23, 2010

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Faculty Recital Series opens 2010-11 season tonight, 7:30 p.m., Riceland Hall, Fowler Center



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Dr. Hanrahan elected to association office
Dr. Susan N. Hanrahan, dean, College of Nursing and Health Professions, was elected for a two-year term as treasurer of the Association of Schools of AllieDr. Susan Hanrahand Health Professions (ASAHP) in September. Her previous involvement  with ASAHP includes serving as both secretary and a member of the ASAHP board of directors. While on the board, she heightened group awareness of expenditure patterns for account balances and worked toward a reporting structure to reflect the true nature of those balances. She has also served as chair of the Nominations and Elections Committee. ASAHP approaches its mission of championing allied health education by setting goals which include influencing government health and education policy, promoting high-quality education, promoting collaboration and partnerships, strengthening research and scholarship, developing academic leaders, and enhancing global outreach. Allied health professionals include dental hygienists, diagnostic medical sonographers, dietitians, medical technologists, occupational therapists, physical therapists, radiographers, respiratory therapists, and speech language pathologists and are involved with the delivery of health or related services pertaining to the identification, evaluation, and prevention of diseases and disorders; dietary and nutrition services; rehabilitation, and health systems management.

Richard Steiner presents tonight's Lecture-Concert event
Marine biologist /conservationist Richard Steiner will lecture in the second event of Arkansas State University’s 2010-2011 Lecture-Concert Series tonight at  7 p.m. in Richard SteinerASU's Student Union Auditorium. From 1980-2010, Richard Steiner was a marine conservation professor with the University of Alaska, stationed in the Arctic (Kotzebue 1980-1982), Prince William Sound (Cordova 1983-1997), and Anchorage (1997- 2010). He was responsible for the University of Alaska’s conservation and sustainability extension effort, and was producer/host of the Alaska Resource Issues Forum, a public television program on controversial natural resource issues.As the University of Alaska's marine advisor for the Prince William Sound region of Alaska from 1983-1997, he was directly involved in oil/environment issues and advised the emergency response to the Exxon Valdez Oil Spill in 1989.
Subsequently, he has worked globally on oil/environment issues--including oil spill prevention, response, damage assessment, and restoration - advising the United Nations, governments, NGOs, and industry. He has published on a broad array of conservation topics--forests, fisheries, economic policy, endangered species, maritime issues, oil and environment, citizen involvement / environmental democracy, ocean protection, global warming, and the global environment. He works internationally on conservation and sustainability issues, in Russia, Asia, Africa, Europe, and the Americas. Consult the Lecture-Concert Series Schedule online for information about each guest, including guest bios, interviews, videos, sound clips, itineraries, and more. All Lecture-Concert events are free and open to the public.For details, contact Dr. Tim Crist, chair, Lecture-Concert committee and professor of music, ext. 2094.

Dr. John Bleuel, Dr. Linda Li-Bleuel  to perform Sept. 27
The Department of Music will present John and Linda Li-Bleuel in a saxophone and piano concert on Monday, Sept. 27, at 7:30 p.m. in the ASU Jonesboro Fine Arts Recital Hall. The concert will include performances of “San Antonio Sonata for alto saxophone and piano” by John Harbison, “Postcard from Home” and “Elegie et Rondeau” by Karel Husa, “Brillance” by Ida Gotkovsky, excerpts from “Pieces Caracteristiques” by Pierre-Max Dubois, and “Pequena Czarda” by Pedro Iturralde.  The performance is free of charge and open to the public. Dr. John Bleuel is a professor of Music at the University of West Georgia, where he teaches saxophone, conducting, ear training, and conducts the University of West Georgia Saxophone Ensemble. He also serves as director of the University of West Georgia Saxophone Symposium. As a Fulbright Lecturer in Taiwan, he served as resident guest conductor of the Taipei National University of the Arts Wind Ensemble and visiting artist/lecturer at National Chengchi University during the fall 2008 semester. Dr. Linda Li-Bleuel is a professor of Music in the Department of Performing Arts at Clemson University, where she teaches applied and collaborative piano, music history, and music appreciation. Dr. Li-Bleuel maintains an active solo and chamber musician career. As a Fulbright Lecturer in Taiwan, she served as visiting professor of piano and chamber music at Chinese Culture University in Taipei fall 2008. For details, contact the music office at ext. 2094, or see the NewsPage release

KASU's Bluegrass Monday features Grand Prairie, Sept. 27
KASU presents Grand Prairie in concert Monday, Sept. 27, at 7 p.m. at the Collins Theatre, 120 West Emerson Street, in downtown Paragould.  The concert is part of the Bluegrass Monday concert series presented by KASU 91.9 FM. Admission is free, but KASU will pass the hat to collect money to pay the group. The suggested donation is $5 per person. Formed in 1983 by Chuck Brockington and Rodger King, Grand Prairie has traveled around the world performing bluegrass music. Based in Central Arkansas, this group brings a unique, energetic approach to bluegrass music, performing a mixture of bluegrass standards, original songs, gospel tunes and country cover songs. This will be the group’s first appearance at KASU's Bluegrass Monday. Grand Prairie features Rodger King on lead vocals, guitar and dobro. Chuck Brockington plays mandolin and sings, while his wife Molly plays guitar and also sings lead vocals. Kathy King plays bass, and Jason Dean is featured on banjo. 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 acoustic instruments only and to play bluegrass music only. Jam sessions will end promptly at 6:45 p.m. Terry’s Café will be serving plate dinners beginning at 4:30 p.m. on concert evenings. Concessions will also be available at the Collins Theatre. For details, contact KASU program director Marty Scarbrough, ext. 2367. For details, contact KASU Program Director Marty Scarbrough at or 870-972-2367. Visit Bluegrass Monday on Facebook and Bluegrass Monday on MySpace.

Wind Ensemble opens 2010-11 concert season Sept. 28
The Arkansas State University Wind Ensemble will open its 2010-2011 concert season on Tuesday, Sept. 28, in Fowler Center’s Riceland Hall. Dr. Timothy Oliver, director of bands and coordinator of wind and percussion studies within the Department of Music, will lead the musicians of the ASU Wind Ensemble in a concert titled, “Impressions and Expressions.” In addition, the concert will feature guest saxophone artist Dr. John Bleuel. The concert will begin at 7:30 p.m., and admission is free. The ASU Wind Ensemble is a group of woodwind, brasswind, and percussion musicians who are among the finest instrumentalists at ASU. The concert will begin with a fanfare, "Mother Earth," by one of America’s foremost composers writing for wind ensembles, David Maslanka. Dr. John Bleuel will be performing “Diary of Changes,” a piece for alto saxophone and wind ensemble commissioned by the University of Michigan Youth Band in 1978.  The Wind Ensemble will also perform “Chorale and Alleluia” written in 1954 by Howard Hanson and a recent piece for wind ensemble written in 2003 by David Sampson, “Moving Parts," a modern work of great complexity. For details, contact the music office at ext. 2094, or see the NewsPage release.

Speaker series opens with Larry O'Dell Sept. 27-28
The Journalism Alumni Speaker Series opens with Larry O'Dell on Monday-Tuesday, Sept. 27-28.
O’Dell is a reporter for the Associated Press in Richmond, Va., where he covers state and federal courts. O’Dell graduated from Little Rock Central High School in 1970. In 1974, O’Dell received his bachelor’s degree in Journalism from ASU, where he was editor of The Herald and assistant editor of the yearbook, the Indian.. After graduating from ASU, O’Dell served as a general assignment and Capitol reporter for the Arkansas Democrat. In 1975, O’Dell moved to the Batesville Guard where he begana two-year stint as sports editor. In 1977, he was promoted to assistant editor, serving in that capacity until 1980. He moved to Stuttgart, where he was the editor of the Stuttgart Daily Leader until 1986. O’Dell then began as a reporter for the Associated Press in Richmond, where his beats have includededucation, politics, and government, including 22 years covering the Virginia General Assembly. He was selected as Virginia APStaffer of the Year in 2000. For details and images, see the Alumni Speaker flyer. Contact Dr. Gil Fowler, chair, Journalism, ext. 3075, for details.

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