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100th Year

Oct. 18, 2010

Calendar highlights:
KASU's Blue Monday-Paragould presents William Lee Ellis tonight, 7 p.m., at the Red Goose Deli, 117 N. Pruett Street, Paragould

ASU Opera Theatre presents "Singers in Solo for Sale!" Thursday-Friday, Oct. 21-22, 7:30 p.m., Riceland Hall, Fowler Center

KASU's Bluegrass Monday presents "Next Best Thing," Monday, Oct. 25, 7 p.m., Collins Theatre, 120 West Emerson Street, Paragould



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KASU membership drive still ongoing; pledge now
ASU’s 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 wheWilliam Lee Ellisn 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 pledge dollars. KASU 91.9 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 online (, 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. 3486. To request 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 served.

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 NewsPage release.

Family Heritage Preservation workshop slated for Oct. 23
The Arkansas State University Museum will host a Family Heritage Preservation workshop on Saturday, Oct. 23, from 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 mementos. 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 NewsPage release.  

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 Auditorium. All lectures are free and open to the public. Dr. Edward J. Erickson, associate professor of militaryDr. Ed Erickson 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 constitution.” 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 NewsPage release.

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