ASU dedicates Bill and Alice Nix Petting Zoo
On Saturday, Oct. 13, the
College of Agriculture officially dedicated the Bill and Alice Nix
Petting Zoo, thanks to the donation and support of the Nix family.
The Nix family, sole owners and proprietors of the Ash Flat
Livestock Auction since 1958, are now seeing a third generation of
family, Melanie and Billy Bob Billingsley, in the business. Not only
is the monetary donation significant, but Mike Nix, son of the
honorees, will perpetually resupply the petting zoo with young
animals from the auction. The Bill and Alice Nix Petting Zoo's next
scheduled opening is in spring 2008. On Friday, April 18, school
groups will be invited to attend, and the zoo will be open to the
public from 10 a.m.-4 p.m., Saturday, April 19.
Dr. Jim Quick speaks today on stress management
Noted expert Dr. Jim Quick, who coined the term "preventive stress
management," will speak today at 11 a.m. and 1 p.m. in Room 182, ASU
Museum. His topic, "Stress: Now and Then," will comprise a 10-year
review of preventive stress management theory. For details, contact
the College of Business at ext. 3430 or see the
Applications for Staff Senate stipends being
Staff members who work on the ASU-Jonesboro
campus are invited to apply for the Staff Senate Educational
Stipend, available to non-faculty employees and their dependents.
The stipends are for a minimum of $200 each and will be awarded for
spring semester, 2008. Funding for these awards is raised through
the annual Staff Senate employee picnic and silent auction. The list
of qualifications and the
application form are on the Staff Senate Web site. Those
interested should apply quickly; the deadline is Thursday, Nov. 1.
Applications should be submitted to Tami Freeman, Student
Union, office 2011.
Drs. Milner, O'Connor to speak
Thursday in Wilson Hall
Dr. Clyde Milner II and Dr.
Carol O'Connor will present "A Big Western Life: The Challenging
Biography of Granville Stuart," tomorrow, Oct. 18, at 3:30 p.m. in
Wilson Hall, Room 206. The two historians spent nine months as
visiting scholars at Yale in 2006-07 preparing a draft of a book, "A
Big Western Life," to be published in spring 2008 by Oxford
University Press. This presentation is part of the Brown Bag Lecture
Series sponsored by the College of Humanities and Social Sciences.
Delta Symphony Orchestra
presents season opener
The Delta Symphony Orchestra
opens its season with the "Music for a Lifetime" Family Concert on
Sunday, Oct. 21, at 2 p.m., Riceland Hall, Fowler Center.
Pre-concert activities begin at 1:15 p.m., including a petting zoo
for instruments, lessons in conducting, and coloring activities. The
program will include Saint-Saens' "Carnival of Animals," Copland's
"The Red Pony Suite," and highlights from the musical "Wicked."
Tickets are $15 for adults, $10 for seniors, and $5 for children.
For ticket information, call
the ASU Central Box Office at (870) 972-2781.
Department of Music to present
The Department of Music at Arkansas State University in
Jonesboro will present the second concert in
the 2007-08 Faculty Recital Series, featuring Lauren Schack Clark, Joy
Sanford, Matthew Carey, Perry Harper, Tom Mason, and Ed Owen on
Thursday, Oct. 25, at 7:30 p.m. in the Fine Arts Center Recital Hall.
The concert is free to all.
For details, call the Department of Music at ext. 2094 or see the
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