Oct. 17, 2005

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Choir Concert,
tonight, 7:30 p.m., Fowler Center

* Delta National Small Prints Exhibition, opening reception, Thursday, 5 p.m., Bradbury Gallery

Homecoming Activities

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Homecoming activities highlight this week
The Alumni Association will host a Tailgate Party west of Indian Stadium before Saturday's 6 p.m. Homecoming game, from 4 - 5:30 p.m. It is free and open to all ASU Alumni. Triple FM radio will be cooking traditional tailgate fare and 'Chippy Kazoo' the clown will be on hand to entertain the youngsters. See old friends, meet new ones, visit with fellow ASU alumni and relax before the game. The Bowlegged Roosters will provide great live music at the ASU Alumni Association's 5th Quarter Party at the Holidome after the game. The 5th Quarter Party is free and open to all ASU alumni, with commemorative refillable cups available at $5 for Alumni Association members and $10 for non-members.
Click here for the the Alumni Association's calendar of activities, and click here for student events.

ABI seminar 'Research & Resources' Wednesday
The Arkansas Biosciences Institute at ASU will conduct a seminar, "R&R in the Bioinformatics World (Resources and Research in Arkansas)" Wednesday, Oct. 19, from 3 to 5 p.m. in the ABI 107 conference room. Speakers will be Dr. Steve Jennings of UALR, "Bioinformatics Resources within Arkansas and the Region"; Dr. Richard Segall, Decision Sciences, ASU, "Data Mining of Micro-array Databases for Biotechnology"; and Dr. Xiuzhen Huang, Computer Science, ASU, "Parameterized Computation in Bioinformatics." For details, contact Dr. Jeff Jenness in the Department of Computer Science, 972-3978.

Dr. Jack Zibluk to moderate discussion at other ASU
Dr. Jack Zibluk, Journalism, will be moderating a discussion on the ethics of the paparazzi and the entertainment industry at the inaugural E2 Ethics and Entertainment Media Conference later this month at Arizona State University. The panel will also feature Peter Hawes, former New York Times magazine photo editor. The conference will feature an appearance by retiring Supreme Court Justice Sandra Day O'Connor.

Be a star and give to Torchbearers!
Be a star on campus, and join Torchbearers! Gifts to Torchbearers provide for academic programs and are sometimes used immediately, for lab equipment or classroom materials, while other gifts take longer to be appreciated, as in the case of faculty research or student scholarships. Either way, the impact of “enlightening” education is immeasurably valuable. Let your light blaze for this generation and the ones to come. To join 321 of your colleagues who are Torchbearers, click here. Besides being a star, you can also be a winner in the drawing on Nov. 3 and win dinner for two at Upper Crust Pizza Company, a watch from Vetcare, or a $25 gift certificate from Golden Grotto.

Benefits Fair: Oct. 27 at the Convocation Center
The annual Benefits Fair will be held Thursday, Oct. 27, from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. in the Convocation Center, Hames Room. To celebrate the casino theme, some of the payouts include: two Gaither Concert tickets, Malco movie passes, a massage gift certificate, one semester’s free membership to the Student Union Fitness Club, a $20 gift certificate from J&M Cakes, and a Krups Coffee Maker from the ASU Bookstore. There will be opportunities to visit with representatives from current benefit providers including TIAA-CREF, VALIC, Blue Advantage, Delta Dental, St. Bernards, Cingular Wireless, NEA Credit Union, and CNA Long-term care. St. Bernards will also be conducting free health screenings. As a reminder, open enrollment begins on Tuesday, Nov. 1, and continues throughout the entire month. Make an appointment with your Human Resources representative during open enrollment to make any benefit changes.

Delta National Small Prints opens Thursday week
This year ASU celebrates the 10th anniversary of the Delta National Small Prints Exhibition. The opening reception will be held Thursday, Oct. 20, at 5 p.m. in the Bradbury Gallery of Fowler Center, home to the exhibit for the past five years. The exhibit will continue through Nov. 18. Click here for details.

A Day @ ASU, a huge success last week
A Day @ ASU
on Oct. 11 was a new recruiting event for students who scored 24 or above on the ACT, featuring The Honors College and the ASU Biosciences Institute. The goal of the event for the Office of Admissions was to have at least 30 students on campus; however, more than 50 students registered and had a great time learning about ABI and Honors.

Board of Trustees to meet by conference call
The ASU Board of Trustees will meet by telephone conference call on Tuesday, Oct. 18, at 2 p.m. The call will originate from the President’s Office Conference Room.  The agenda includes one item, “Resolution Authorizing ASU-Beebe to Issue Bonds for the Construction of the ASU-Heber Springs Campus.”

Chamber Singers and Concert Choir to perform
The Department of Music will present the Concert Choir and Chamber Singers tonight at 7:30 p.m. in Riceland Hall of Fowler Center, under the direction of Dr. Dale Miller. Musical selections for the Concert Choir include: The Star Spangled Banner, To Everything There Is a Season, Lux Aurumque, Kyrie and Dies Irae from Mozart’s Requiem, Sure on this Shining Night, Amazing Grace, Deep River and Didn’t My Lord Deliver Daniel. The Chamber Singers will perform: All Creatures Now Are Merry Minded, While the Bright Sun, Ecco Mormor L’onde, and Bonzorno Madonna. The women of the Chamber Singers will sing Mon Coeur Se Recommande a Vous, a French chanson and the men will sing A Round of Three Country Dances in One. Click here for more details and a list of participants.

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