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Oct. 21, 2009

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Fowler Center Series presents 'In the Mood' Oct. 25
The Fowler Center Series presents its third event of the 2009-10 season in Riceland Hall on Sunday, Oct. 25, at 2 p.m. with a performance of “In the Mood,” a 1940s musical revue featuring the music of the Swing Era. This appearance is part of the 2009-10 national tour of “In the Mood.” This performance is also part of the Riceland Distinguished Presentation Series. Much more than a concert, the big band theatrical swing revue “In the Mood” takes a retro look at the life and time of America’s greatest generation, a generation that was listening to and dancing to the music of Glenn Miller, Tommy Dorsey, Artie Shaw, Benny Goodman, Harry James, Erskine Hawkins, the Andrews Sisters, Frank Sinatra, and others. Audiences will experience the swing, rhythm, jazzy, brassy, sentimental, and romantic music of this important time. The musical revue features the In the Mood singers and dancers and the sensational String of Pearls big band orchestra with arrangements, costumes, and choreography that are as authentic as possible. Tickets are selling rapidly; this event is nearly sold out. Ticket prices are $30 and $20 for adults; $24 and $16 for ASU faculty and staff; $23 and $15 for senior adults and K-12 students; and $10 and $6 for ASU students. Tickets for all Fowler Center Series events may be purchased by calling (870) 972-2781 or 1-888-278-3267. Purchase tickets online at On performance evenings, the box office in Fowler Center opens one hour prior to the event. Visit Fowler Center on the Web ( for additional information, call Fowler Center at ext.3471, or see the NewsPage release. Visit the “In the Mood” homepage and scroll down below the photo to listen to music clips, including a vocal version of the Glenn Miller Orchestra’s smash hit and enduring classic, “In the Mood.”

Rob Roedel is part of Journalism Alumni Speakers Series
Rob Roedel, the manager of corporate communications for the Electric Cooperatives of Arkansas, is the featured speaker at the College of Communications Alumni Seminar, Saturday, Oct. 24. The seminar, part of Arkansas State University’s Homecoming weekend activities, is 10 a.m. in the first-floor studio, Room 155, Radio-TV, and is open to the public. A luncheon will follow. A native of Jonesboro, specifically the Valley View community, Roedel has worked in the communications and marketing field for approximately 20 years. He worked at Arkansas Systems, later Arksys and Euronet, for more than five years. He served as communications manager for Alltel Information Services from 1998 to 2002. In 2002, Roedel began working for the Electric Cooperatives of Arkansas. During his tenure with the cooperatives, he has led many comprehensive projects designed to help the Electric Cooperatives of Arkansas communicate with approximately 500,000 members. He works extensively on web-based communications and assists with the production of Rural Magazine, the largest circulation publication in Arkansas. For details, see the NewsPage release.

KASU's Bluegrass Monday presents the Men of the Week
The bluegrass band Men of the Week will perform in concert Monday, Oct. 26, at 7 p.m., Atkins Celebration Hall, 101 South Pruett Street, Paragould. The concert is part of the Bluegrass Monday concert series sponsored by KASU 91.9 FM. Admission is free, but KASU will pass the hat to collect money to pay the group. The suggested donation is $5 per person. From out of the Missouri Ozark hills, the Men of the Week are extremely talented musicians and vocalists, most of them being in their late teens and early 20s. They keep a busy schedule performing at bluegrass festivals and venues across the country. The band plays very high-energy, traditional bluegrass around a single microphone, recalling the style of music played in the 1950s and 1960s by musicians like Jimmy Martin. Bluegrass Monday concerts are held on the fourth Monday night of each month. For more information, contact Marty Scarbrough, KASU program director, at ext. 2367. KASU's Pledge Drive continues today; keep listening, and call in your pledge in support of remarkable radio--news, features, music--at ASU. 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 ext. 2200 or 1-800-643-8269. 

Flu shots are now available at Student Health Center
Flu shots are now available for faculty, staff, and students at the Student Health Center. Shots are available for seasonal flu only, and there is a limited amount of the vaccine. The best time to walk in for the flu shot is between the hours of 9 a.m.-12 p.m. and between 2-4:30 p.m. The cost is $25; Student Health accepts cash, check, and credit/debit cards. For details, e-mail Lori Gould or call ext. 2054.
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