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99th Year

Oct. 3, 2008

Calendar highlights:

ASU Theatre opens season with
"Dancing at Lughnasa,"
Oct. 3-4, 7:30 p.m., and  Tuesday-Wednesday, Oct. 7-8, 7:30 p.m.

ASU Concert Choir, Chamber Singers to present concert Monday, Oct. 6, 7:30 p.m., Riceland Hall,
Fowler Center



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KASU 91.9 sets live interviews with mayoral candidates
The broadcasting service of ASU, KASU 91.9 FM, will broadcast live interviews with each of the four Jonesboro mayoral candidates at 8:19 a.m. on Monday-Thursday, Oct. 6-9. KASU’s Mark Smith will conduct the interviews. This is Jonesboro's only opportunity to hear the candidates live. Each candidate will be given a list of potential topics open for discussion in the live interviews, but specific questions will not be given to the candidates in advance. The candidates will be allowed to address each pre-determined topic or to be interviewed for a total of twenty minutes, whichever occurs first.  Harold Perrin will be interviewed on Monday, Oct. 6; Alec Farmer on Tuesday, Oct. 7; Felicia Parks on Wednesday, Oct. 8; and Jason Willett on Thursday, Oct. 9. "Public affairs programming is something the KASU audience expects and deserves," says station manager Mike Doyle. "We’re glad to broadcast these interviews with an outstanding array of candidates." KASU is a National Public Radio member station. For details, contact Marty Scarbrough, program director, at ext. 2367.

Fine Arts Center Gallery presents Addington exhibition
ASU's Fine Arts Center Gallery presents “Monument and Memory,” an exhibition ofDan Addington's "Veils of Morning," oil, fabric, wax, and tar on wood. recent work by Chicago painter and ASU alumnus Dan Addington. An opening reception honoring the artist will be held Tuesday, Oct. 7, from 5-6:30 pm. The exhibition will run through Friday, Oct. 31. Both the opening reception and the exhibition itself are free and open to the public. Addington has lived and worked in Chicago since 1993. He earned an MA in Art from ASU. Addington is known for his work with wax and tar, and often lectures on encaustic painting, an ancient technique that involves molten beeswax. The Fine Arts Center Gallery is open Monday-Friday, from 10 a.m.-5 p.m. For details, or to view a larger image, contact the art department at ext. 3050, or see the NewsPage release.

Final day for fall chrysanthemums from Horticulture
Today is the final day for the Horticulture program's fall mum sale. Plants can be purchased from 3-5 p.m. 250 one-gallon mums are available this year (double the quantity from 2007). The flower buds are just beginning to show color, which is the prime time to select plants for maximum longevity. Price is $5 per plant. View available varieties by clicking here, or by visiting

University Police offer Active Shooter Response training
All faculty members are invited to schedule Active Shooter Response training sessions for presentation during their classes. The program will provide insight into what typically happens during a campus shooting incident. Participants will receive instruction on development of a survival mindset, along with personal survival techniques useful in a shooting event. To schedule a presentation for a class, contact Lt. Randy Martin, University Police Department.

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