Inside ASU, News for Faculty & Staff, Arkansas State University
99th Year

Oct. 1, 2008

Calendar highlights:

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

ASU Lecture-Concert Series presents Paul Shanklin, Thursday, Oct. 2, 7 p.m., Student Union Auditorium

ASU Theatre opens season with
"Dancing at Lughnasa,"
Oct. 3-4, 7:30 p.m., Fowler Center


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Dr. Mello presents paper at international summit
Dr. John Mello, Marketing, recently presented the paper, "Impact of Sales ForDr. John Melloecasting Game Playing on Supply Chain" at the International Institute of Forecasting Summit in Boston, Mass. Recognized as the premier event for business forecasters, the Forecasting Summit is the only event where forecasters can learn from both fellow forecasters and world-class forecasting experts. The conference was presented by Business Forecast Systems in cooperation with the International Institute of Forecasters (IIF).

ASU Concert Choir, Chamber Singers to present concert
The Department of Music will present the ASU Concert Choir and Chamber Singers in concert on Monday, October 6, at 7:30 p.m. in Riceland Hall, Fowler Center. This performance is free and open to the public. The ASU Concert Choir and Chamber Singers are under the direction of Dr. Dale Miller, director of Choral Activities. Pianist Luca Strazzullo is accompanist. Janet Tullos, an ASU graduate conducting assistant, will direct the Concert Choir in “All that Hath Life and Breath Praise Ye the Lord,” a twentieth-century setting for full chorus by Rene Clausen. For details, call the music department at ext. 2094, or see the NewsPage release.

Crowley's Ridge BEST Robotics Mall Day set for Saturday
Dr. E. T. Hammerand, Computer Science, and director, Crowley's Ridge BEST Robotics Competition, announces Mall Day for the competition. Mall Day will be held at the Mall at Turtle Creek Mall on Saturday, Oct. 4. From 10 a.m.-1 p.m., the 24'x24' game arena will be set up between the columns by the food court. The 13 competing teams will take turns test-driving their robots in anticipation of Game Day on Saturday, Oct. 18. The robots, which can have no dimension larger than 24” or weigh more than 24 lbs., must move quickly enough over the game arena to complete their assigned tasks within three minutes. Mall Day is a chance to test-drive robots, check out the terrain, and engage in acts of industrial espionage, intentionally included as part of the competition. For details on the BEST Robotics competition, see the NewsPage release.

Major Muslim and Jewish holiday observances take place
Two major religious holidays are now taking place; Muslim members of the ASU community celebrate Eed-al-Fitr, and Jewish members of the ASU community celebrate Rosh Hashanah. Eed-al-Fitr, marking the end of the fasting month of Ramadan, began at 8 a.m. this morning. Rosh Hashanah began at sundown yesterday, marking the start of a ten-day period of high holy days. Muslim faculty, staff, and students will be attending religious services today. Both Muslim and Jewish holidays are determined by a lunar calendar, and the emergence of the new crescent moon signaled the start of both.

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