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100th Year

Oct. 2, 2009

Calendar highlights:

ASU Theatre presents 'Bound,' Tuesday-Wednesday, Oct. 6-7, 7:30 p.m., Fowler Center

'100 Years/100 Photographs' and 'Magic Eye: Photographs by Tin Boo Yee, ' both open Tuesday, Oct. 6,
5 p.m. at Bradbury, Fine Arts Center galleries

'Soul of A People' at the Dean B. Ellis Library through Sunday, Nov. 1


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ASU Museum opens 'Exploring the Frontier' tomorrow
The Arkansas State University Museum will open its new exhibition, "Exploring the Frontier: Arkansas 15401840," tomorrow, with ASU Museum Family Time at 9 a.m.-11 a.m. and HiStory Time at 2 p.m. To honor Arkansasís international history, an international party will be held at 3 p.m. Visitors are welcome until the museum's 5 p.m. closing time, and the exhibition is free. The exhibition will run through March 2010. For details, visit the ASU Museum online, e-mail Lenore Shoults, museum assistant director, call the ASU Museum at ext. 2074, or see the NewsPage release.

Free seminar offered on recovery and reinvestment act
The Arkansas State University Small Business and Technology Development Center and the U.S. Small Business Administration will be offering a free seminar Tuesday, Oct. 6, at the ASU Technical Center in Jonesboro on "The American Recovery and Reinvestment Act: What’s In It for Small Business?" The seminar will be held at the ASU Technical Center, 5504 Krueger Drive, from 1-4 p.m. The three-hour seminar will focus on new financing options available under the U.S. Small Business Administration as part of the stimulus packet to help increase the flow of capital to businesses. Although the seminar is free, registration is requested to ensure ample materials are available. To register, contact the ASU Small Business Development Center at ext. 3517, e-mail Lois Travis, visit the ASBTDC website, or see the NewsPage release.

Final chance for yearbook photographs Oct. 7
The WolfTracks Yearbook staff will be conducting a make-up picture day on Wednesday, Oct. 7. on the first floor of the Student Union from 9 a.m.-2 p.m. The 9 a.m.-10 a.m. hour will be reserved for faculty and staff exclusively, but faculty and staff may also drop by at any other time. For details, contact Natalie Eskew, Leadership Center, at ext. 2055.

American Red Cross blood drive scheduled Oct. 7-8
The American Red Cross blood drive on Wednesday-Thursday, Oct. 7-8 in the Student Union's Centennial Hall. Volunteers are needed to make this yearís blood drive successful. Sign up to donate blood, bring friends and colleagues, volunteer to work a one-hour shift, and/or recruit others to donate or to serve. Student organizations and individuals can receive community service house for assisting with the blood drive. For details, contact Martha Spack, associate dean, Student Affairs, and director, Leadership Center, ext. 2055.

Jazz Ensemble offers 'Music from Stage and Screen' Oct. 8
The Department of Music at Arkansas State University in Jonesboro will present the ASU Jazz Ensemble in a concert, “Music from Stage and Screen,” on Thursday, October 8, at 7:30 p.m. in Riceland Hall, Fowler Center, 201 Olympic Drive, Jonesboro. The concert will feature modern big band arrangements of music from the classic era of stage and screen. The performance is free of charge and open to the public. For details, contact the Department of Music, ext. 2094, or see the NewsPage release.

Undergraduate research travel funds now available
Undergraduate research travel funds, given annually by the Office of Research and Technology Transfer, are made available to undergraduate students who will be presenting research or creative works at a professional conference or meeting. Each student is allowed up to $250 once a year to aid in covering conference costs such as registration fees, meals, travel and lodging. The application deadline is Friday, October 9, 2009. For more information, please visit Undergraduate Research Travel Funds at the Honors College. For details, contact Rebecca Oliver, director, Student Services, the Honors College, ext. 2308.

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