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99th Year

Oct. 20, 2008

Calendar highlights:

ASU Lecture-Concert Series presents Graffe String Quartet and Michiko Otaki, Monday, Oct. 20, 7 p.m.,
ASU Student Union Auditorium

ASU Lecture-Concert Series presents
Patrick Sheridan, Tuesday, Oct. 21,
7:30 p.m., Riceland Hall, Fowler Center



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Prof. Salvest conceives, curates, exhibition in Helsinki
An exhibition conceived and curated by Prof. John Salvest, Art, will be on view at the Kiasma Museum of Contemporary Art in Helsinki, Finland. The exhibition, "Kim Levin: Prof. John SalvestNotes and Itineraries 1976-2004," opened Friday, Oct. 17, and will run through Sunday, Feb. 1, 2009. The exhibition features working notes from the personal archive of prominent New York art critic Kim Levin and has previously been shown in New York, Memphis, Zurich, and Budapest. It has been reviewed in The New York Times, Artforum, Art in America, Artpapers and Neue Zurcher Zeitung. Salvest traveled to Helsinki to supervise the installation of the exhibition and to participate in a panel discussion about contemporary art criticism.
Dr. Savary presents, chairs panel at international meeting
Dr. Brett Savary, ABI and College of Agriculture, served as co-organizer and moderator of the panel "Biorefinery Co-Products" at the Biotechnology Industry Organization'sDr. Brett Savary Pacific Rim Summit on Industrial Biotechnology and Biofuels held recently in Vancouver, British Columbia. He co-authored one talk presented by Dr. Randall Cameron (USDA Agricultural Research Service) and presented the poster "Prospecting for polysaccharide modifying enzymes useful for generating biobased products from plant cell walls," which was co-authored by Dr. Prasanna Vasu, ABI. The poster highlighted on-going research in the ABI Protein Chemistry Laboratory to an international audience of scientists, government officials, industry executives, and investors.

KASU Blue Monday-Paragould is tonight

KASU 91.9 FM presents the Bottoms Up Blues Gang at Blue Monday-Paragould tonight from 7-9 p.m. at its new location, the Red Goose Deli in downtown Paragould. The Bottoms Up Blues Gang is a St. Louis-based acoustic blues trio featuring vocalist Kari Liston, guitarist Jeremy Segel-Moss, and Adam Andrews on harmonica. The group plays a unique blend of originals and covers in the styles of Delta blues, rhythm and blues, soul, jazz, and blues-influenced rock 'n' roll. Blue Monday concerts are held on the second Monday of the month in Newport at the Depot Diner and the third Monday of each month at the Red Goose Deli. For details, contact Todd Rutledge, development director,  ext. 2807. This is KASU's Pledge Drive week; keep listening, and call in your pledge in support of remarkable radio--news, features, music--at ASU.

Delta Symphony Orchestra to perform Sunday, Oct. 26
The Delta Symphony Orchestra will perform Sunday, October 26, at 2 p.m. in Riceland Hall, Fowler Center ,in the "Music for a Lifetime Family Concert."  ASU's Dr. Neale Bartee, Music, conducts the DSO. ASU faculty members with the symphony are Dr. Joe Bonner, flute; Dr. Dale Clark, bassoon; Dr. Robin Dauer, horn.  Dr. Ed Owen is featured soloist in "Tubby the Tuba." Guest violinist Stephen Sims from the Cleveland Institute of Music will also perform with the symphony. Tickets are available online at the ASU Central box office, or by calling (870) 972-ASU1. General admission tickets are $15; senior adult tickets are $10; tickets for parents of participants are $7.50; student tickets are $5. $5 tickets are also available for groups of 8 or more.

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