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99th Year

Sept. 29, 2008

Calendar highlights:

Journalism Alumni Speakers Series presents Rose Kirk, Wednesday, Oct. 1

'Science Flicks' presents 'Deep Impact' Tuesday,  Sept. 30, 5:30 p.m.

ASU Wind Ensemble opens season with 'How 'Suite' It Is, Tuesday, Sept. 30, 7:30 p.m.



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Dr. Clark publishes book on keyboard theory, technique
Dr. Lauren Schack Clark, Music, has published a book, Keyboard Theory and Piano Technique. Released by Longbow Publishing, Canada, the book is Longbow's most recent publication, and "has  been eagerly anticipated by private teachers, colleges, and universities" seeking a practical book for keyboard skills students. The book contains chapters on scales, chord progressions, and advanced technique, with written exercises throughout. It is a useful book for pianists of all ages and levels, beginning through advanced, who take private or group lessons.

Lecture-Concert Series presents Paul Shanklin
Paul Shanklin, conservative political satirist, impressionist, and comedian, is the featured performer in the second event of ASU’s Lecture-Concert Series. He will present Paul Shanklin“Politics and Real Life” on Thursday, Oct. 2, at 7 p.m. in the ASU Student Union Auditorium. This event, like all events in the Lecture-Concert Series, is free and open to the public. A Memphis native, Paul Shanklin first came to media attention after doing his vocal impersonation of Bill Clinton for Memphis radio show “The Big Kahuna,” hosted by Bill Young. Shanklin's more than 80 voice impressions, include Bill Clinton, Ross Perot, Al Gore, George W. Bush, Joe Lieberman, John Edwards, Barak Obama, and others. For details, contact Dr. Gil Fowler, associate dean, the Honors College, at ext. 2308, or see the NewsPage release. See the 2008-09 Lecture-Concert Series release to view or to print the flyer detailing the entire Lecture-Concert Series.

ASU Jazz band, Lab band, open fall season with concert
The  Arkansas State University Jazz band and Lab band present their opening performance for fall 2008 on Thursday, Oct. 2, at 7:30 p.m. in Riceland Hall, Fowler Center. The performance is free and open to the public. The bands are under the direction of Dr. E. Ron Horton, Music, and director, Jazz Studies program. This concert showcases the strength and depth of the Jazz Studies program at ASU. The Lab band performs a big band arrangement of John Coltrane’s “Afro Blue” that displays the band's skills as an ensemble and highlights the strength of its jazz soloists. The ASU Jazz band will exhibit its maturity and mastery as it tackles compositions from great jazz composers such as Ernie Wilkins, Hank Levy, and Bob Brookmeyer. The ASU Jazz band will also feature soloists in John Coltrane’s up-tempo, finger-breaking “Lazy Bird.” For details, see the NewsPage release.

SBDC presents pair of seminars on business start-ups
ASU's Small Business Development Center (SBDC) will host a pair of workshops, Thursday, Oct. 2, including "Starting a Business in Arkansas," from 1-4 p.m. and “How to Write a Business Plan,” from 6-9 p.m. Both seminars will be held at the ASU Technical Center, 5504 Krueger Drive, in Jonesboro. Susan Glasgow, ASU SBDC training coordinator, will be the guest speaker at “Starting a Business in Arkansas,” while SBDC business consultant Laura Miller will direct “How to Write a Business Plan.” Registration for "Starting a Business in Arkansas" is $30, while registration for "How to Write a Business Plan" is $35. For details, see the NewsPage release or see the SBDC's online Training Calendar for a complete list of October seminars.

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