Inside ASU, News for Faculty & Staff, Arkansas State University
98th Year

Oct. 1, 2007


* Accelerate Arkansas announcement, Tuesday, 10:30 a.m.
ABI Conference Room

* ASU Theatre,
"Wait Until Dark,"
Tuesday and Wednesday

* Lecture-Concert Series presents Janis Kearney, Thursday, Oct. 4,
7 p.m., Student Union

* Chamber Choir and Concert Singers, Thursday, 7:30 p.m.,
Riceland Hall, Fowler Center

* BEST Mall Day, Saturday, 10 a.m.


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Accelerate Arkansas to make announcement at ASU
Accelerate Arkansas, a statewide group of volunteers from the non-profit Arkansas Economic Acceleration Foundation, and a member of the Arkansas Capital Corp., will make an announcement at ASU on Tuesday, Oct. 2, 10:30 a.m., at the Arkansas Biosciences Institute Conference Room. Accelerate Arkansas board members Alan McVey, Delta Center for Economic Development, and Dr. Len Frey, College of Business, will host the presentation. Everyone on campus is welcome to attend. The local event is one of six coordinated announcements, hosted by board members, that will occur simultaneously in Fayetteville, Fort Smith, Hot Springs, Little Rock, and Pine Bluff. Other ASU representatives on the board include Dr. Susan Davis Allen and Mr. Henry Torres.

Salvest conceives, curates Hungarian exhibition
An exhibition conceived and curated by John Salvest, Art, will be on view at the
Ludwig Museum, Budapest, Hungary, beginning Thursday, Oct. 4-Sunday, Oct. 28. The exhibition, "Kim Levin: Notes and Itineraries 1976-2004," features working notes from the personal archive of prominent New York art critic Kim Levin. This exhibition has previously been shown in New York and Zurich and has been reviewed in the New York Times, Artforum, Art in America, and Neue Zurcher Zeitung. Salvest will travel to Budapest to supervise the installation of the exhibition and to participate in a panel discussion about contemporary art criticism.

BEST Robotics competition's Mall Day slated
On Saturday, Oct. 6, robots are coming to the Mall at Turtle Creek as part of the nationwide BEST (Boosting Engineering, Science, and Technology) Robotics, Inc. program, a robotics competition for middle school and high school students. ASU's Department of Computer Science began hosting this competition locally in 2006, with substantial support from the College of Engineering. Dr. E. T. Hammerand, Computer Science, is the Crowley’s Ridge BEST Hub director for the event, which hosts students from eight Arkansas schools. BEST Mall Day events take place from 10 a.m.-12 p.m. BEST’s mission is to inspire students to pursue careers in engineering, science, technology, and math through participation in a sports-like science- and engineering-based robotics competition. For more information, see the NewsPage release.

CMVAS presents special lecture by Civil War author
The Central Mississippi Valley Archeological Society (CMVAS) will present a special lecture by Scott Akridge, co-author of "A Severe and Bloody Fight: The Battle of Whitney's Lane and Military Occupation of White County, Arkansas." Akridge's lecture,   "The Randall House: Deconstructing a Log House, Reconstructing a Portion of Searcy's Past," will be held Thursday, Oct. 4, 7 p.m., Room 182 of the ASU Museum. For more details on this and other CMVAS events, contact Dr. Julie Morrow.

ASU Museum seeks volunteers for DocentCorps
The ASU Museum seeks volunteers to launch its new DocentCorps program. DocentCorps volunteers will assist the museum to interpret the rich natural history and cultural heritage of the Mississippi River Delta region. Docents will serve as guides, collections assistants, and special events support staff. Pick up an application in the museum or contact Lenore Shoults, ASU Museum Office of Education, Programs, and Communications, ext. 2074, for details.

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