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Oct. 16, 2009

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Counseling Center to host events on domestic violence
The Arkansas State University Counseling Center will be hosting several events in observance of National Domestic Violence Awareness Month in an effort to increase understanding of the impact of violent crime against women. President Barack Obama, in his proclamation naming October as National Domestic Violence Awareness Month. The Silent Witness project will be on display Monday-Tuesday, Oct. 19-20, from 8 a.m.-5 p.m. near the Natural State Lounge in ASU’s Student Union. A Domestic Violence candlelight vigil will be held Tuesday, Oct. 20, at 7 p.m. in the Student Union Courtyard near the Chi Omega Fountain on Aggie Road, directly west of the Student Union. The public is encouraged to join the campus community and participate in the educational awareness programs. For details, contact Dr. Phil Hestand, director, ASU Counseling Center, at ext. 2318, or see the NewsPage release.

Tubist Kevin Sanders will perform at Fine Arts Center
The Department of Music at ASU will present guest artist Kevin Sanders in a tuba recital on Tuesday, Oct. 20, at 7:30 p.m. in the Fine Arts Center Recital Hall. Accompanying Sanders will be Dr. Lauren Schack Clark on piano and James Albrecht on trombone. The concert is free of charge and open to the public. The evening’s performance will include “Concerto in D minor, Op. 9, No. 2” by Tomaso Albinoni, as well as works by Niccolo Paganini and Rolf Wilhelm. Tubist Kevin Sanders is known for his artistic style and pedagogical innovations. His musical instincts and creative flair began to develop while attending the Interlochen Arts Academy in Michigan, a boarding school for aspiring young artists. After graduating from Interlochen, Mr. Sanders attended Indiana University, where he earned a bachelor’s degree in music. He also holds a master’s degree in music from the Juilliard School of Music, and is currently finishing his Doctorate of Musical Arts at Michigan State University. For concert details, call the Department of Music at ext. 2094. For complete program details, see the NewsPage release.

Beck PRIDE Center receives surprise donation of $2,000
In a surprise move, ASU’s Beck PRIDE Center for America’s Wounded Veterans was the recipient of a special donation during a recent open house at the center’s new home in the Donald W. Reynolds Center for Health Sciences. Beck PRIDE Center director Susan Tonymon paide tribute to the Veterans of Foreign Wars for the organization’s support and service to the center by presenting a certificate to veteran representative Sid Mize of the Jonesboro Chapter 1991. Mize turned the tables by presenting a check for $2,000 to a surprised Tonymon. The open house was held to celebrate the new home of the Beck PRIDE Center which is now located on the first floor of the Reynolds Center. Beck PRIDE opened in 2007 and has served more than 135 active duty or discharged service members and their families of all branches of military service from across the United States. “PRIDE” is an acronym for Personal Rehabilitation, Individual Development, and Education. For details, see the NewsPage release.

Indian Student Organization celebrates Diwali festival
The Indian Student Organization (ISO) will celebrate the annual festival of Diwali Sunday, Oct. 18, from 5-11 p.m. in Centennial Hall of the ASU Student Union. The Diwali festival of lights illuminates the darkness of the New Year's moon, strengthening close friendships, knowledge, and self-realization. Traditional Indian food, music, and dance are hallmarks of the celebration. T
he five-day festival of Diwali is centered on the day of the new moon that ends the month of Ashwin and begins the month of Kartika. For details, contact Pradeep Mishra, ISO advisor, at ext. 3114.

College of Business fundraiser is tomorrow
Reminder: The College of Business will host “Business, Blue Jeans, and Barbeque,” Saturday, Oct. 17. The annual College of Business scholarship fundraiser, previously known as the Scholarship Gala, will begin at 3 p.m. at the Cooper Alumni Center, 2600 Alumni Blvd. The Outstanding Business Executive of the Year will be announced and recognized at the event. For details, contact Lindsay Burnett, director, University Development, ext. 2986, or see the NewsPage release.
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