Oct. 10, 2005

Upcoming events:

* Mark O'Connor's Hot Swing, @ 7:30 p.m., tonight, Fowler Center

*  Wind Ensemble, @ 7:30 p.m., Tuesday, Riceland Hall

Job Fair,
10 a.m.- 2 p.m., Wednesday,

Convocation Center

* Humanities &
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Brown Bag Lecture @ 2 p.m., Friday, IEC 251

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Dr. Kudryashov's paper presented internationally 
Dr. Sergey Kudryashov, Physics, was an invited speaker at the 8th International Conference on Laser Ablation in Banff, Canada, last month for his paper titled Microscopic Visualization of Laser Cleaning Mechanisms. Because he was not able to attend the conference, Dr. Susan Allen presented the paper on his behalf. The laser scientists also had three contributed poster papers, one of which provided the basis for a provisional patent. 

A Day @ ASU: new recruitment program
A Day @ ASU is a new event with the Office of Admissions to focus on certain academic areas of the campus and Tuesday, Oct. 11, will be the first event, featuring The Honors College and the ASU Biosciences Institute. During the day, high school seniors from throughout Craighead County will have the opportunity to become more knowledgeable about academic programs, campus life, scholarships, and much more. Watch for these visitors to our campus tomorrow morning as they tour campus. Please make them feel welcome.

New dean in the College of Business
Dr. Len Frey has been appointed dean of the College of Business, according to Dr. Susan Allen, vice president for Research and Academic Affairs.  Dr. Frey, who came to ASU in 2000, has been serving as interim dean since last January, following the departure of  Dr. Jan Duggar for a similar position in Florida.  Allen cited Frey for his excellent work during the interim period and for the relationships he has developed with the business community.

Discover Diversity 'Senior Edition,' Oct. 14 & 15
Thanks to the success of the annual spring Discover Diversity leadership conference for high school juniors, the Office of Admissions is hosting a Discover Diversity "Senior Edition" this Friday and Saturday, Oct. 14 and 15 on campus. More than 60 minority students from throughout northeast Arkansas, western Tennessee and southern Missouri have registered to attend. High school seniors were recommended by their counselors based on their GPA and school/community involvement. The conference will include a welcoming session featuring the United Voices Choir, followed by campus tours, leadership activities, lectures, presentations, dinner and awards. Movies, games and sessions with current students will also be included.

The Tribe to perform Oct. 20 in Riceland Hall
ASU’s premier jazz ensemble, The Tribe, will be in concert Thursday, Oct. 20, at 7:30 p.m. in Riceland Hall. Conducted by Ed Alexander, the musical selections for this concert will include A Few Good Men by Gordon Goodwin, The Bari Things You Do by Geoff Keezer, Cityscape by Frank Mantooth, Cut to the Chase by Doug Beach, Limehouse Blues by Paul Clark, and Two Seconds to Midnight by Alan Baylock. This concert is free and open to the public.

Homecoming in two weeks: Oct. 22
The Greatest Show on Earth is the theme for Homecoming 2005, which is only two weeks away with the game against Florida Atlantic slated for 6 p.m. on Saturday, Oct. 22. Events are added nearly every day to the Alumni Association calendar. To see the schedule, click here. Student events began on Oct. 5 with interviews for the Homecoming Court. Events continue this week with several movies planned in the Auditorium of the new Student Union. Festivities for students begin on Monday, Oct. 17, and continue through Sunday, Oct. 23. To see the student events, click here.

Hemingway-Pfeiffer Museum to host new exhibit
“Summer Blossoms set to Verse,” photographs by Bob Jones and poetry by Faye Williams Jones of North Little Rock, will go on exhibit Saturday, Oct. 22, in the chapel of the Hemingway-Pfeiffer Museum and Educational Center in Piggott. The photographs are of individual flowering blooms in vivid color and are accompanied by an original poem. The Joneses will be in the chapel to greet visitors on Oct. 22. The exhibit will continue through Monday, Nov. 14. The museum is open for tours (on the hour) Monday through Friday, 9 a.m. until 3 p.m., and Saturdays, 1 - 3 p.m. Admission is a $5 donation, or $3 each for groups of 10 or more (by reservation) and senior citizens, and free to H-P Museum members. Faculty, staff and students will be admitted free of charge on Oct. 22 by showing their ASU ID.

The Importance of Being Earnest opens Nov. 11
The Department of Theatre announces the second production of the 2005-06 season with The Importance of Being Earnest by Oscar Wilde opening Friday, Nov. 11, in Fowler Center. Other performances will be Saturday, Nov. 12, Tuesday, Nov. 15, and Wednesday, Nov. 16. All performances will be at 7:30 p.m. with the exception of a matinee performance Sunday, Nov. 13, at 2 p.m.
  Tickets are $9 at the door and $7 in advance. Advance tickets may be purchased (for reserved seating) at the Central Box Office, or by calling 972-ASU1 or online. If available, reserved seating tickets may be purchased at the door on the evening of the performance. Children under age six will not be admitted. Please arrive early, as latecomers will not be seated.

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