Oct. 20, 2005


Delta National Small Prints Exhibition, opening reception, today @ 5 p.m., Bradbury Gallery

The Tribe, jazz band, concert tonight @ 7:30 p.m., Fowler Center

Homecoming festivities, all weekend

* Hattie Caraway Day, Monday,
Oct. 24

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Class of 1955 will return for Homecoming reunion
One of the Homecoming Week highlights will be Friday when 34 members of the Class of 1955, along with their spouses and guests, gather for the annual Golden Anniversary reunion and brunch at Fowler Center.  This is just one of several events organized for ASU alumni this weekend. After the game Saturday, the Bowlegged Roosters will provide live music at the ASU Alumni Association's 5th Quarter Party at the Holidome on Caraway Road. The party is free and open to all ASU alumni. Click here for the the Alumni Association's calendar of activities, and click here for student events.

Nursing and Health Professions alumni awards
The College of Nursing and Health Professions will recognized three of its outstanding alumni during a public reception at 4 p.m. Saturday.  They are Col. Joel D. Ray, Jeffrey Bush, and Vicki Gestring.  Click here for details about the alumni and the event.

Business alumni to present awards 
The College of Business Alumni chapter will host its annual awards breakfast Saturday.  The group will honor Bruce Burrow and Ben Owens, and the guest speaker will be alumnus Mike Beebe.  Click here for details on the NewsPage..

Faculty Recital set for Oct. 27
The Department of Music will present the second concert in the Faculty Recital Series on Thursday, Oct. 27, at 7:30 p.m. in Riceland Hall of Fowler Center.
The program for the evening will be Grand Duo Concertant for clarinet and piano by Carl Maria von Weber, performed by Ken Hatch and Lauren Schack Clark; Conversations for flute and piano by Gary Schocker, performed by Joe Bonner and Harriet O’Neal; Fanfara para Cinco by Tom O’Connor; Contrapunctus V by Johann Sebastian Bach; Kang Kaw Gin Glauy for Brass Quintet, a Thai Song arranged by Chatchai Phoopatiwate; and Divertessement by James Barnes, performed by the Brass Quintet. For more, see the NewsPage.

2nd annual Greenfield Lecture on Nov. 8
The College of Humanities and Social Sciences has announced that Marcie Cohen Ferris will deliver the second Corinne Sternheimer Greenfield Lecture. Her talk, Shalom Y’all: Exploring Jewish Life in the American South, will be at 7 p.m. Tuesday, Nov. 8, at the Museum, room 157. A reception and book-signing will follow. A native of Blytheville, Ferris earned her bachelor’s degree from Brown University, her master’s from the College of William and Mary, and a Ph.D. from George Washington University. A past director of the Museum of the Southern Jewish Experience in Utica, Miss., Dr. Ferris is an assistant professor of American Studies at the University of North Carolina and associate director of the Carolina Center for Jewish Studies. Her book, Matzoh Ball Gumbo: Culinary Tales of the Jewish South, is being published this month.  The lecture series is sponsored by Drs. Rosalee and Raymond Weiss of Teaneck, N.J., in honor of her mother, who was born in Jonesboro.

Brazilian Guitar Quartet to perform Tuesday
Known as the dream team from Brazil, the Brazilian Guitar Quartet will perform at 7:30 p.m. Tuesday, Oct. 25, in Fowler Center. Performance tickets may be purchased by calling 972-2781 or 1-888-278-3267, or online at http://tickets.astate.edu. Prices are $30 and $20 for adults; $23 and $15 for ASU faculty and staff, senior adults, and K-12 students; with a special ASU student rate of $10 and $6.

David Corn presents on campus next Thursday
Longtime Washington editor David Corn will present What’s the State of the American News Media? at 7 p.m. Thursday, Oct. 27, in the Student Union Auditorium. He currently serves as editor of The Nation and is a Fox News Channel contributor. Corn writes on a host of subjects, including politics, the White House, Congress and national security. For more details, please contact Dr. Gil Fowler, associate dean for The Honors College, at 972-2308 or visit click on the NewsPage release. To nominate a speaker or presenter for a future Lecture~Concert Series event, please contact one of the committee members listed on The Honors College web site.

Concert Orchestra to perform Nov. 1
The Department of Music will present the Concert Orchestra, conducted by Dr. Neale Bartee, on Tuesday, Nov. 1, at 7:30 p.m. in Riceland Hall of Fowler Center. Musical selections for the concert will include West Side Story by Leonard Bernstein, arranged by Jack Mason; Canzonetta for Oboe and String Orchestra by Samuel Barber, orchestrated by Charles Turner with a solo performance from Dr. Dan Ross; Celebration Dance by Aaron Copland; Nimrod by Edward Elgar; Slavonic Dance #8 by Antonin Dvorak; Symphony No. 8 in B Minor by Franz Schubert; and Hungarian March by Hector Berlioz. For more, see the NewsPage.

Board approves funding for Heber Springs campus
During a telephone conference call meeting Tuesday, the ASU Board of Trustees approved a resolution authorizing a $15.9 million bond issue for phase one construction of the ASU-Heber Springs campus.  The bonds will be retired with tuition and fee revenue from ASU-Heber Springs and local sales tax revenue from Cleburne County.

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