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100th Year

Oct. 11, 2010

Calendar highlights:

Lecture-Concert Series presents Dr. Ralph Young, author, "Dissent in America," in Honors Lecture of the Year Tuesday, Oct. 12, at 7 p.m., Student Union Auditorium

KASU's Bluesday Tuesday presents Fred Sanders, Tuesday,
Oct. 12, 7-9 p.m., Newport Country Club

ASU Concert Choir, Chamber Singers host Overton High School Mixed Choir, Tuesday, Oct. 12, 7:30 p.m., Riceland Hall, Fowler Center


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Bradbury Gallery opens 'Este Caballo/Esta Familia' Oct. 14
The Bradbury Gallery announces the opening of
"Este Caballo/Esta Familia" this Thursday, Oct. 14, at 5 p.m. The exhibition features the work of Shelley Gipson and Kimberly Boyd Vickrey, associate professors of art at ASU. Gipson will present twoShelley Gipson's "Ary, the Protector, 2010," is a work in intaglio, chine collé, and hair. new series of work. The first focuses on identity through family, heritage, or choice. The second centers on collaborations with her daughter, Lilia. Vickrey will exhibit a set of equestrian imagery in both book and print form inspired by a recent visit to Spain. The exhibition runs from Thursday, Oct. 14 through Friday, Nov. 19. Shelley Gipson utilizes a wide range of printmaking processes in her work but is particularly known for her use of intaglio and digital techniques. The first of the two new bodies of work examines memory and childhood, questioning romantic ideals by raising contradictory or unresolved feelings.InKimberley Boyd Vickrey, "Wilson's Boot, 2010," photograph. her second set of new work, Gipson collaborates with her daughter and creates portraits that are “open, honest and free.” In the spring of 2010, Kimberly Boyd Vickrey was invited to participate in the First International Horse Photographers Seminar in Spain. This workshop was held in the culturally rich region of Andalusia. This area, in southern Spain, is north of the Mediterranean Sea and the Strait of Gibraltar. It is home to the famous Andalusian stallions. These pure Spanish horses, along with flamenco dancing, bullfighting, and the local people were a spectacular photographic opportunity for Vickrey. The close proximity to Morocco also provided the chance for her to photograph lavish Moorish-influenced architecture. Vickrey's work in this exhibition was inspired by or created during this visit to Spain. "Este Caballo/Esta Familia” will be on view from Friday-Friday, Oct. 15-Nov.19. Bradbury Gallery hours are 12 noon-5 p.m. Tuesday through Saturday and 2-5 p.m. on Sunday. The exhibition and the reception are free and open to the public. For additional information, contact Les Christensen, director, the Bradbury Gallery at ext. 2567, or see the NewsPage release.

Barrage opens Fowler Center Series Oct. 14
The Fowler Center Series begins its 2010-11 season of eight performances on  Thursday, Oct. 14, at 7:30 p.m. with Barrage, a high-octane fiddle-fest that features an international, multitalented cast performing an eclectic mix of music, song, and dance. Barrage performances offer up a diverse fusion of cultures, musical styles, and incredible performance vitality. The music of Barrage continues to evolve - combining contemporary world music influences, layered vocal arrangements, and pulsating modern beats and rhythms. Since its creation in Calgary, Canada, in 1996, Barrage has entertained millions of people around the globe. Fans in Europe, Asia, the South Pacific, and North America have enjoyed Barrage at international festivals, in concert performances, special events, and television appearances. This hip young cast of talented musicians will deliver their new show, “Animado,” with amazing energy, vitality, and musical virtuosity. For details, visit Barrage online. Barrage’s appearance is part of the Riceland Distinguished Performance Series. All seating is reserved, and tickets may be purchased at the ASU Central Box Office in the Convocation Center, 217 Olympic Drive, Jonesboro, or by calling (870) 972-ASU1 or by calling toll-free at (888) ASU-FANS. Tickets are also available online from the ASU Central Box Office. and from Fowler Center. Visit Fowler Center on Facebook, and listen to Barrage's "Asturias" on YouTube. See the NewsPage release or visit Fowler Center online for even more details.

Folklorist Dr. George Lankford to speak at CMVAS Oct. 14
The Central Mississippi Valley Archeological Society (CMVAS) presents a lecture, "Weeding Out the Noded" by Dr. George Lankford, celebrated professor emeritus of folklore and culture at Lyon College. The lecture will be held Thursday, Oct. 14, at 7 p.m., in the ASU Museum, Room 182.  Dr Lankford is a noted expert in the Mississippian period (A.D. 800-1541) traditions of the mid-south. Dr. Lankford will
examine the noded ceramic tradition in relation to Native American iconography. Information about the Arkansas Archeological Society will be available, as well as information on volunteering at the ASU station of the Arkansas Archeological Survey. Books on Arkansas Archeology, t-shirts, and refreshments will be offered.  CMVAS is ASU's chapter of the Arkansas Archeological Society. For details, contact Dr. Julie Morrow, station archeologist for the Arkansas Archeological Survey, at ext. 2071.

KASU membership drive now underway
ASU’s public radio station, KASU FM 91.9, launched its 2010 fall membership drive this weekend on Saturday, Oct. 9. KASU's goal is $43,000 dollars and 50 new members. Right now, pledges total $13,190, and the drive will end when the goal is reached.  
KASU 91.9 is Arkansas' oldest non-commercial educational radio station, on-air 24 hours a day, 365 days per year. KASU brings the ASU campus and the surrounding community the best in local, regional, state, and world news, a wealth of comprehensive arts and entertainment coverage, and superlative musical programming. KASU is home to some of public radio’s finest national discussion programs from mid-morning to mid-afternoon, programs such as "The Diane Rehm Show," "Fresh Air with Terry Gross," Dick Gordon's "The Story," and Neal Conan's "Talk of the Nation." It has never been easier to support KASU. Pledge online (, or call the station at ext. 2200. KASU is a member of National Public Radio and an affiliate of Public Radio International. For details, call Todd Rutledge, director of development at KASU, ext. 2807, or call Mike Doyle, station manager, at ext. 3486. To request a program guide, call (870) 972-2200 or 1-800-643-8269. 

Last chance for chrysanthemums Oct. 14
 and ASU's Horticulture program is extending its Mum Sale one additional day - Thursday, Oct. 14, from 11 a.m.-2:30 p.m. (or until sold out). The sale will take place between the Horticulture glass greenhouses. View varieties of available plants online, or visit the College of Agriculture and Technology online and look for the Mum Sale link.

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