Oct. 3, 2005

This Week:

*  Today is the
95th Anniversary
of this institution's first day of classes

Blue Monday concert @ 6:30 p.m., tonight at The Forum, downtown Jonesboro

* Art exhibit opening featuring Chris Valle and his work, today at
5 p.m., Fine Arts Center Art Gallery

Farm & Home Safety Expo, Wednesday at the fairgrounds

Morton Subotnick, laptop concert @ 7:30 p.m., Friday, Drama Theatre

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Donated Native American art in Student Union
Nine limited edition bronze Wanda Lee and Jim Vaughnsculptures from the Native American series by artist Mark Hopkins have been donated to ASU by Jim and Wanda Lee Vaughn of Jonesboro, formerly of Delaplaine.  The bronzes are now on display in the Heritage Lounge on the third floor of the Student Union.  The Vaughns said they made the gift to ASU in honor of the Native American people depicted through the art.  The university formally recognized the Vaughns for their generosity during a brief ceremony Friday at the Student Union.

Quapaw Eye for the French Guy: Oct. 14
Dr. Joseph Key, History, will discuss his research on inter-group relations and gender identity in the Arkansas River Valley on Friday, Oct. 14 in the International Education Center, room 251. This presentation, titled The Quapaw Eye for the French Guy: Fashioning Gender in the Mississippi Valley, is the second of four Brown Bag Lectures hosted by the College of Humanities and Social Science. Everyone is welcome.

David Corn to present on campus this month
Longtime Washington editor David Corn will present What’s the State of the American News Media? at 7 p.m. Thursday, Oct. 27, in David Corn, editor of The Nationthe Student Union Auditorium. He serves as editor of The Nation, the oldest political weekly in America and is a Fox News Channel contributor. Corn writes on a host of subjects, including politics, the White House, Congress and national security. The next Lecture~Concert event will be Sir Harold Evans, author of the book titled They Made America: Innovators from Steam Engines to Search Engines on Wednesday, Nov. 30. For more details, please contact Dr. Gil Fowler, associate dean for The Honors College, at 972-2308 or visit http://honors.astate.edu/. To nominate a speaker or presenter for a future Lecture~Concert Series event, please contact one of the committee members listed on The Honors College web site.

Brazilian Guitar Quartet to perform in October
From a country famous for its guitarists, the Brazilian Guitar QuartetBrazilian Guitar Quartet will perform at 7:30 p.m. Tuesday, Oct. 25, in Fowler Center. Hailed by the Washington Post for its seductive sounds and virtuosic gusto, the Brazilian Guitar Quartet has performed from coast to coast with rave reviews and to sold-out halls. The quartet is quickly becoming one of the world’s most sought-after guitar ensembles, being known as the “dream team” from Brazil. Performance tickets may be purchased by calling 972-2781 or 1-888-278-3267, or online at http://tickets.astate.edu. Prices are $30 and $20 for adults; $23 and $15 for ASU faculty and staff, senior adults, and K-12 students; with a special ASU student rate of $10 and $6.

Department celebrates Physical Therapy Month
Physical therapists and physical therapist assistants are celebrating National Physical Therapy Month during October. In recognition of the event, Jonesboro Mayor Doug Formon has issued a proclamation declaring the month of October as National Physical Therapy Month in Jonesboro, according to Dr. Jim Farris, director of physical therapy. ASU offers two degrees in physical therapy: a master's of physical therapy and an associate of applied science to become a physical therapy assistant.

Memorial service for Dr. Trusock is today
A memorial service celebrating the life of Dr. Dorothy Trusock, Department of Teacher Education, will be today at 2 p.m. at the Pavilion.  Dr. Trusock, who joined the ASU faculty in 1976, died Sept. 5.

Wind Ensemble to perform Oct. 11
The Department of Music will present the Wind Ensemble Tuesday, Oct. 11, at 7:30 p.m. in Riceland Hall of Fowler Center, under the direction of Ed Alexander. Musical selections for the concert will include Country Band March by Charles Ives, arranged by James B. Sinclair; Pictures at an Exhibition by Modest Mussorgsky, arranged Simpson/Reed; Concertiono by Cecile Chaminade, arranged by Clayton Wilson featuring Whitney Farris as flute soloist; A Fallen Leaf by Andrew Boysen, Jr., and Godzilla Eats Las Vegas by Eric Whitacre. The concert is free and open to the public. For more details, please call the Department of Music at 972-2094 or see the NewsPage.

'Laptop Concert' this Friday in Drama Theatre
Morton Subotnick will perform a “laptop concert” at 7:30 p.m. this Friday in the Drama Theatre of Fowler Center. Subotnick is an acknowledged pioneer in the field of electronic music and an innovator in works involving instruments and other media, including interactive computer music systems. For more details, see the NewsPage release.

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