membership drive still ongoing; pledge now
public radio station, KASU FM 91.9,
launched its 2010 fall membership drive on Saturday,
Oct. 9, but it is still underway. The station reports that only
$6,625 is left to go to meet this fall's goal of $43,000 dollars. The drive will end when the goal is
reached, so call now and pledge support. KASU's Blue Monday-Paragould
presents William Lee Ellis tonight, and
KASU's Bluegrass Monday
presents "Next Best Thing,"
Monday, Oct. 25. The remarkable programming KASU provides is worth
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. It
has never been easier to support KASU. Pledge
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.
a program guide, call (870) 972-2200 or 1-800-643-8269.
Richard Hartness to present, sign
book Oct. 19 in library
Richard Hartness, Heritage Studies student and ASU alumnus, will be
giving a book talk and signing copies of his book "Wittsburg, Wynne,
and Points Nearby… Rediscovering Cross County, Arkansas," on Oct.
19, 5 p.m. in the Dean B. Ellis Library. Hartness is a native of
Wynne, Arkansas. He graduated from Wynne High School (1962) and
Arkansas State University (BS-1968, MA-1978) and is a past president
of Cross County Historical Society, Inc. Copies of the book will be
for sale at the signing. The exhibit and programs area is located on
the third floor of the Dean B. Ellis Library. Take the stairs or
elevator across from the Circulation Desk to the third floor and
exit directly to the exhibit and programs area. To host an exhibit,
please contact April
Sheppard at ext. 2766.
Young Democrats host Shane Broadway on Oct. 19
Candidate for lieutenant governor
Shane Broadway will be on campus Tuesday, Oct. 19, at 2 p.m. in
ASU’s Student Union Auditorium. ASU’s Young Democrats are sponsoring
Broadway’s appearance. Broadway will also host a “greet and chat” at
the ASU Pavilion from 4-6 p.m. Hot dogs and hamburgers will be
ASU hosts broadcast debate for congressional seat Oct. 21
Three competitors on the Nov. 2 general election ballot who are seeking
Representative Marion Berry’s seat in Congress will discuss current
issues in a live broadcast debate Thursday, Oct. 21, at 6:30-8 p.m. on
the ASU-Jonesboro campus. Green party candidate Ken Adler, Democratic
candidate Chad Causey and Republican candidate Rick Crawford are running
for Arkansas’ First Congressional District seat, which became open
earlier this year when Rep. Berry decided not to seek re-election to the
office he has held since 1997.
The three candidates will respond to panelists’ questions in the ASU-TV
studio located in the Education-Communications Building. The debate is
presented by the ASU Department of Political Science, ASU-TV, radio
station KASU, and the Jonesboro Sun.
Thursday night’s program will be cablecast on ASU-TV, Channel 18, and
broadcast over-the-air at 91.9 KASU FM. The KASU signal is available
worldwide through internet streaming online.
For details, contact Mike Doyle, KASU
station manager, at ext. 3486, or see the
Family Heritage Preservation workshop slated for
The Arkansas State University
Museum will host a Family Heritage Preservation
workshop on Saturday, Oct. 23,
9:30-11:30 a.m. The workshop fee is $45, but the information it will
impart is priceless.
Learn how to preserve photographs, quilts, christening gowns, family
Bibles, military funeral flags, and more, for future generations of
family. Each participant will go home with an archival quality
preservation kit—a $35.00 value— for beginning the preservation of
family treasures immediately. The kit includes acid-free supplies:
storage box, file folders, tissue, and textile tags, as well as archival
polyethylene photo envelopes, and curator’s gloves. The
archival quality preservation kit, at $35 dollars, makes a marvelous
holiday gift. The kits are available in the ASU Museum gift shop. The
creation of a family archive, starting with the kit, is truly something
friends and family will enjoy, as they preserve cherished artifacts and
The workshop will cover how to clean—and when not to clean—items,
and it will also cover storage methods, and how to create a stable
environment for objects.
The workshop is by reservation only; visit the museum's
workshop page and
reserve a space, contact Dr.
Lenore Shoults, ext. 2074, or see the
CoHSS to present lecture series on Turkey, nationalism
Arkansas State University’s College of Humanities and Social Sciences
will present the 2010-11 lecture series, “Empire, the
Nation-State, and European Unification: Turkey and Nationalism in World
History,” beginning Monday, Oct. 25, at 7:30 p.m. in ASU’s Student Union
lectures are free and open to the public.
Dr. Edward J. Erickson,
associate professor of military history at the Command and Staff
College, Marine Corps University, will present the inaugural lecture,
“From Empire to Republic: Modernity, the army, and the Turkish
The next speaker in the three-part series will be folklorist Dr. Henry
Glassie of Indiana University, tentatively scheduled for January 25,
2011. The final speaker will be historian Dr. David Cuthell of
Georgetown and Columbia, who will give a lecture on Turkey's effort to
join the EU. Dr. Cuthell will speak in April 2011. The lecture
series is funded by a grant from the Institute of Turkish Studies.
Additional support for the series is provided by ASU's Lecture
-Concert Series and the Middle East Studies Committee.
Dr. Erickson’s lecture, “From Empire to Republic: Modernity, the army
and the Turkish constitution,” addresses the key role of the officers of
the Ottoman army in the transition of the Ottoman state from a sprawling
multi-ethnic empire to a compact modernist nation state. The impact of
these officers is still felt in Turkey today as its people continue to
struggle with defining the role of the military within a democracy. This
lecture centers on establishing a historical framework and understanding
the current state of debate in Turkey regarding the constitutional
status of "the soldier and the state."
For details, contact Dr. Erik Gilbert,
History, at ext. 2137, or see the
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