Oct. 13, 2003

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Lecture~Concert Series: Daedalus Quartet, Tuesday,
Oct. 14, 7:30 p.m.,
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Alumni Center to be a reality
The ASU Alumni Association announced a $2 million gift last week from Charlotte and Darrell Cooper of Clarkston, Mich., and Reno, Nev.  Both Charlotte and Darrell Cooper are 1964 graduates of ASU and areProposed Alumni Center, east elevation life members of the ASU Alumni Association. He was named a Distinguished Alumnus in 2000. The contribution was given toward the construction of a $5 million, 20,000 square-foot Alumni Center. The facility, which will be called Cooper Alumni Center, will be built on the grounds near the lake across from the pavilion. The area is known to many ASU alumni as the site of the “old pavilion.” Click here to read more about the Coopers and their gift.

Former President Bill Clinton here on Oct. 28
The Liberty Bank Distinguished Lecture Series will be inaugurated this fall at ASU with an address by former U.S. President Bill Clinton on Tuesday, Oct. 28, at 12:45 p.m. in Riceland Hall of Fowler Center. A majority of the seating in Riceland Hall will be designated for ASU students; visiting high school students will be seated in the theatre and watch the speech by closed circuit television. Tickets for the remaining seats will be available through a random selection process. Tickets are free, but everyone attending must have a ticket. To be added to the list of those wanting to obtain tickets, interested persons should call 910-8154 between 9 a.m. and 5 p.m. today or tomorrow (Tuesday, Oct. 14).  Callers may request a maximum of two tickets each.

Torchbearer Campaign lifts off!
The ASU Torchbearer '04 campaign has achieved lift off status with more than 300 members.  Did you miss take-off?  All current and retired faculty and staff are eligible to join and it's not too late to board.  Everyone should have received a brochure by now; if not, please contact the Development Office at 972-3940 or epoynter@astate.edu and they will gladly furnish materials or information.  If you have a brochure but just haven't taken the time to fill it out, now is the time to do so and return it to the Development Office.
     Torchbearers is your opportunity to support academics at ASU.  Every college, academic department, and most programs (such as Delta National Small Prints Exhibition, ASU Museum, Library Enrichment, and KASU) have their own fund in the ASU Foundation that you can designate for your gift.   Every dollar you give goes directly into that fund. The minimum gift to be a Torchbearer is $50 by check, cash, or payroll deduction.  The painless way to achieve this gift is a continuous year-round payroll deduction of $2. 
     Membership privileges include a Torchbearer lanyard for your ID badge and an invitation to the Nov. 12 afternoon reception at Fowler Center.  All members' names will be placed in a drawing for 30 prizes, including a Peabody Little Rock bed and breakfast package, a Joey Glaub photo session and wall portrait, lunch (pie included) at Carr's, a ConAgra camo cooler, or a day at The Pink Palace in Memphis.

Strong-Turner Honors Day is Saturday
Strong-Turner Honors Day will be this Saturday as African-American high school seniors visit the campus for a day of activities.  An academic fair will be held from 9:30 to 10:30 a.m. on the lower level of the Dean B. Ellis Library.  All academic departments are asked to participate by displaying information about their programs and by having a faculty member on hand to answer questions. Those planning to set up a table should email Dr. Veda McClain at vmcclain@astate.edu to reserve a space. 

Who’s Who nominations due
The 2003-‘04 application/nomination forms for Who's Who Among Students in American Universities and Colleges are available through the Student Life office, Student Affairs, the Reng Center, or the deans’ offices. Faculty should encourage outstanding students to complete an application for this prestigious honor.  The applications are due Oct. 24 in the Student Life, Room 202, Chickasaw Building.

Daedalus Quartet to perform tomorrow
On Tuesday, the Daedalus Quartet will perform in the Fine Arts Center Recital Hall at 7:30 p.m., and admission is free. For their program, Daedalus, a string quartet, will perform works by Haydn, Hindemith and Beethoven. The ASU Lecture~Concert Series presents diverse programs to enrich the cultural life of the campus, community and region. All programs are free and open to the public. The next presentation in the Lecture~Concert Series will be vibraphonist Jon Metzgar on Tuesday, Dec. 2, in Riceland Hall of Fowler Center.

Concert Choir and Chamber Singers to perform
The ASU Department of Music will present the Concert Choir and Chamber Singers in a fall choral concert Tuesday, Oct. 21, at 7:30 p.m. in Riceland Hall at Fowler Center. The ASU choirs will be joined by the Madrigals of Nettleton High School and Encore of Paragould High School. Prior to the concert, a silent auction will be held in the Grand Hall of the Fowler Center at 6:30 p.m. to help defray the choir's expenses when the members travel to New York in March 2004 to sing in Carnegie Hall.

Humanities & Social Sciences moves to new location
In case you missed the email, the Dean's Office for the College of Humanities & Social Sciences is now located in Wilson Hall, Room 202.  The new telephone number is 972-3973 and the fax number is 972-3976.

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