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

Oct. 6, 2008

Calendar highlights:

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

Midterm exams begin Tuesday, Oct. 7 and end Monday, Oct. 13

ASU Theatre presents
"Dancing at Lughnasa,"
Tuesday-Wednesday, Oct. 7-8, 7:30 p.m.



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Arkansas Lieutenant Governor Bill Halter to visit campus
On Tuesday, Oct. 7, at 2 p.m., Lt. Governor Bill Halter will address members of ASU's Student Government Association (SGA) in Centennial Ballroom, third floor, Student Union. Halter's topic is the proposed Arkansas lottery, appearing on ballots in November. The lottery issue has many implications for higher education in Arkansas, and faculty, staff, and students are encouraged to attend. For details, contact the Student Government Association staff at ext. 2050.

Bill and Alice Nix Petting Zoo open to the public

College of Agriculture and Technology announces the fall opening of the Bill and Alice Nix Petting Zoo on Thursday-Saturday, Oct. 9-11. The Petting Zoo will be open from 9 a.m.-2 p.m. Thursday and Friday to school groups only, and reservations are required. On Saturday, Oct. 11, the zoo is open to the public from 10 a.m.-4 p.m. Admission to the petting zoo is free. On Saturday, Oct. 11, children will be able to ride horses and go on hay rides. For more information, contact Sherry Ellis, Agriculture Studies Office, ext. 2087, or see the NewsPage release.

Bradbury Gallery hosts 'Artists at Play: the Art of the Toy'
“Artists at Play: The Art of the Toy” will open Thursday, Oct. 9Beth Edwards, "Doll House I," will be on display at the Bradbury Gallery. Photo courtesy of Beth Edwards and the David Lusk Gallery., at 5 p.m. at the Bradbury Gallery, Fowler Center. This exhibition will feature thirty-one toys made by artists from the Arkansas Arts Center Foundation Collection, paintings by Beth Edwards that explore the subject of dolls and toys, an enormous sculptural version of a toy by Dusty Mitchell, drawings that incorporate toy imagery by Tom Richard, and a video of Alexander Calder and his wife, Louisa James, playing with his famous circus made of wire. The exhibition runs through Friday, Nov. 14. Gallery hours are 12 noon-5 p.m. Tuesday-Saturday and 2-5 p.m. on Sunday. The exhibition and the reception are free and open to the public. For details, contact Les Christensen, director, Bradbury Gallery, at ext. 2567.

Delta National Small Prints Exhibition submissions due
The Delta National Small Prints Exhibition (DNSPE) announces its call for entries. Deadline for entries is Thursday, Oct. 16. The competition and exhibit will be in the Bradbury Gallery at ASU's Fowler Center from Thursday, Jan. 22 through Sunday, Feb. 22, 2009. Founded thirteen years ago by Evan Lindquist, professor emeritus, Art, the DNSPE is one of the country's most acclaimed annual competitions for prints. Each year a nationally known expert in the field of printmaking is invited to select the works of art for that exhibition and to determine which works will receive awards. Awards include purchase prizes funded by patrons of the DNSPE. This year's juror is Siri Engberg, curator, the Walker Arts Center, Minneapolis, Minn. An entry form is available online. For details, contact Les Christensen, director, the Bradbury Gallery, at ext. 3748.

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