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100th Year

Oct. 19, 2009

Calendar highlights:

Department of Music presents guest tubist Kevin Sanders, Tuesday, Oct. 20, 7:30 p.m., ASU Fine Arts Center Recital Hall

College of Business Healthcare Reform Conference, Tuesday, Oct. 20, Convocation Center, 11 a.m.-1 p.m.



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'Dirty Jobs' featuring Dr. Stan Trauth screens Oct. 20
ASU's College of Science and Mathematics will host a viewing party on Tuesday, Oct. 20 at 7 p.m. to celebrate the appearance of Dr. Stan Trauth, Zoology, on the newDr. Stan Trauthseason of the popular Discovery Channel show, "Dirty Jobs with Mike Rowe." Viewing of the show begins at 8 p.m. Viewing will be held in Laboratory Sciences, East Wing, Room 219. A viewing party will also be held when an additional episode of "Dirty Jobs" features Dr. Tanja McKay, Entomology, on Tuesday, Nov. 10. RSVP for Tuesday's viewing party to Jennifer Clack, ext. 3079. For details, visit the College of Sciences and Mathematics online. Watch a sneak peak of the episode with Dr. Trauth on YouTube.
Jack Partridge is next Journalism Alumni Speaker
Jack Partridge, a 30-year veteran of the retail food industry and president of Partridge & Associates Inc. consulting firm, will be on the Arkansas State University campusJack Partridge Monday and Tuesday, Oct. 19-20, as part of the second annual Journalism Alumni Speakers series. Partridge, a 1968 graduate of ASU, will speak to several classes and interact with students and faculty in the College of Communications during his two-day visit. He served as chairman of the Food Marketing Institute's Food and Agriculture Policy Task Force and was a recipient of the Institute’s Woodard Award for Distinguished Service to the retail food industry. He was a founding member of the Board of America’s Second Harvest, the U.S. food bank network. In 1998, Partridge was presented the Jewish National Fund’s “Tree of Life” Award in recognition of his many years of community service and his leadership on a broad range of national projects to provide food to America’s most needy citizens. The award was presented by Madame Jehan Sadat, the former First Lady of Egypt.

KASU's fall pledge drive is underway
Radio Station KASU 91.9 FM begins its fall pledge drive today. Call in or pledge online, and support local public radio. KASU is Arkansas' oldest non-commercial, educational radio station. It's on air 24 hours a day, 365 days a year and operates at 100,000 watts. Since July, KASU has been home to some of public radio’s finest national discussion programs from mid-morning to mid-afternoon, programs such as "The Diane Rehm Show," "Fresh Air with Terry Gross," Dick Gordon's "The Story," and Neal Conan's "Talk of the Nation." KASU also provides local news coverage and a wealth of musical and cultural programming. 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 make a pledge, call ext. 2200. To request a program guide, call (870) 972-2200 or 1-800-643-8269. 
It's not too late to join Torchbearers
Torchbearer membership is up to 491 individuals, but anyone can still join now.   Members who pledge $50 or more annually will receive a clock to help mark the next 100 years at Arkansas State University. All current or retired faculty and staff who give at any level will receive an invitation to the reception on Thursday, Nov. 12. Several fabulous door prizes will be given away at the breakfast reception: a vase from IO Metro, a Hemingway-Pfeiffer Museum & Educational center tote bag, a $20 Hays grocery gift card, a $20 certificate for J&M Cakes, a 16" x 20" portrait from Peterson Photography, two pairs of tickets to see the Blind Boys of Alabama Christmas Show at Fowler Center, an item from the Lady Red Wolves basketball team, two platinum tours at Graceland, a Sodexho fleece blanket, and some great items courtesy of the Convocation Center, including a traveling toiletries bag, two "soccer mom" chairs, and the perfect tailgating or travel cooler. To receive a pledge card or to find out more about Torchbearers, contact Elaine Poynter, director, annual giving, at ext. 2718.
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