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100th Year

Oct. 21, 2010

Calendar highlights:

KASU hosts live broadcast debate for First District representative seat tonight, 6:30-8 p.m., ASU-TV Studio

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

ASU Museum presents Family Heritage Preservation workshop, Saturday, Oct. 23,
9:30-11:30 a.m.

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

Dr. Ed Erickson presents
“From Empire to Republic: Modernity, the army, and the Turkish constitution,” Monday, Oct. 25,
7:30 p.m., Student Union Auditorium



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KASU concludes fall membership drive with great success
KASU, the public radio service of Arkansas State University, has concluded its 2010 fall membership drive with the highest amount of pledges ever, totaling $43,110. Members of the KASU staff steadfastly worked on the air and answered telephones daily from Oct. 9 to Oct. 20. KASU development director Todd Rutledge noted that KASU support came from people in a wide variety of occupations and included many retirees. Geographically, about 200 pledges came from throughout northeast Arkansas and southeast Missouri. This fall’s total pledged amount exceeded the fall 2009 pledges by more than $4,000. The average pledge was $149. Rutledge said that individual pledges ranged from $20 to $1,000 and that, as with any community fund drive, people gave what they could. To conclude this membership drive, longtime KASU volunteer “Hairy Larry” Heyl has planned an outdoor jazz festival Saturday, Oct. 23,  from 2-6 p.m. on the lawn of The Edge Coffeehouse, 1900 Aggie Road. The event, known as “Bebopalooza,” is presented by KASU to thank the community for its support. Local jazz musicians will perform, including members of Jazz Alliance, the Swing Band Project, and The Little Big Band. The event is free, and the community is invited. The music might continue well after the Red Wolves game. For information about KASU 91.9 FM, including its live music concert series, contact Mike Doyle, station manager, at ext. 3486.For information on supporting KASU, contact Todd Rutledge, director of development at KASU, ext. 2807. To request a program guide, call (870) 972-2200 or 1-800-643-8269. For details, see the NewsPage release.

'Business, Blue Jeans, Barbeque' set for Oct. 22
"Business, Blue Jeans, Barbeque," the "non-gala gala" benefitting the College of Business scholarship fund, will be held on Friday, Oct. 22, at 6 p.m., Cooper Alumni Center, 2600 Alumni Blvd. Individual tickets are $45; family tickets ( including 2 adults and children) are $100. Purchase tickets and/or make donations to the fund online. Contact Lindsay Burnett, development director for the College of Business, ext. 2986.

Legislative Day is Oct. 23
AState Senator Shane Broadwayrkansas State University will conduct its annual Legislative Day acState Senator Paul Bookouttivities Saturday, Oct. 23, on the Jonesboro campus, according to Interim Chancellor Dan Howard. The honorees this year will be Gov. Mike Beebe and State Senators Paul Bookout of Jonesboro and Shane Broadway of Bryant. All three men are graduates of Arkansas State University. Beebe, Bookout, and Broadway will be recognized by ASU System President Robert L. Potts during a morning brunch for legislators and state officials, and again at the ASU football game against Florida Atlantic University. Kick-off is at 12 noon. For details, see the NewsPage release.

Tuba and Euphonium Ensemble in concert Oct. 25
The Department of Music at Arkansas State University in Jonesboro will present the ASU Tuba and Euphonium Ensemble in concert on Monday, Oct. 25, at 7:30 p.m.  The concert will be held in the Minx Rehearsal Hall of the Fine Arts Center, 2412 Quawpaw Way, Jonesboro.  The concert will include performances of “Canzona a Quarti Toni” by Girolamo Frescobaldi, “The Furies” by Neal Corwell, “Five” by Thomas Albert, and “Manhattan Suite” by John Stevens. The concert is free of charge and open to the public. For more information about the concert or ASU music, contact the music office at ext. 2094, or see the NewsPage release for additional information, including personnel.

Speaker series presents Lt. Col. Ellen Krenke Oct. 25-26
Lieutenant Colonel Ellen G. Krenke, a Chief of Command Information for the National Guard Bureau’s Office of Public Affairs and Strategic Communication, will visit the ArkanLt. Col. Ellen Krenke will be on campus Monday-Tuesday, Oct. 25-26, as part of the Journalism Alumni Speaker State University campus Monday and Tuesday, Oct. 25-26, as part of the Journalism Alumni Fall Speaker Series. Lt. Col. Krenke, who holds two degrees from ASU, will speak with students and faculty. Born at Altus Air Force Base in Oklahoma, she graduated from Arkansas State with a bachelor of science degree in journalism in 1986 and earned her master’s degree in mass communications in 1987.
Two years later, Krenke joined the Arkansas Air National Guard as an enlisted administrative specialist for the 223rd Combat Communications Squadron in Hot Springs. She was then also a sportswriter for the Hot Springs Sentinel-Record. In 1990, Krenke was hired as a sportswriter for the Arkansas Democrat-Gazette in Little Rock, and subsequently transferred to the 189th Mission Support Squadron at Little Rock Air Force Base. Later that year, she was selected for a public affairs officer slot with the National Guard Marksmanship Training Unit at Camp Joseph T. Robinson in North Little Rock, and was commissioned on June 5, 1991, by the Academy of Military Science at McGhee-Tyson Air National Guard Base in Knoxville, Tenn. In 1992, Krenke accepted an Active Duty for Special Work position as associate editor of the On Guard newspaper published by the Office of Public Affairs for the National Guard Bureau in Washington, D.C. She has been on extended active duty with the National Guard Bureau since then. Krenke has completed Air War College, Air Command and Staff College and Squadron Officers School, receiving the Writing Award for her squadron.For details, contact Dr. Gil Fowler, chair, Journalism, at ext. 3075, or see the NewsPage release.

Lecture-Concert Series presents Pascal Gallois Oct. 26
Bassoonist Pascal Gallois, widely recognized as one of the premiere wind players in the world, will perform in the seventh event of ASU’s 2010-2011 Lecture-Concert SPascal Gallois, one of the world's most celebrated bassoonists, will perform in the seventh event of ASU's Lecture Concert Series Tuesday, Oct. 26, 7;30 p.m., in Riceland Hall, Fowler Center. eries on Tuesday, Oct. 26, at 7:30 p.m. in Riceland Hall, Fowler Center. Additional funding support is provided by the ASU Department of Music, the ASU Band Program, the National Endowment of the Arts, the Arkansas Arts Council, and the Mid-America Arts Alliance, with foundations, corporations, and individuals throughout Arkansas, Kansas, Missouri, Nebraska, Oklahoma, and Texas. One of the world’s most renowned, celebrated, and awe-inspiring bassoonists, Pascal Gallois will present an evening of music that will prove to be one of the most entertaining and memorable concerts of a lifetime. Mr. Gallois was winner of the prestigious Premier Prix in bassoon from the Paris Conservatory, where he studied with Maurice Allard. He has premiered works by the world’s most notable composers, including Pierre Boulez, Luciano Berio, and Karlheinz Stockhausen. Visit Pascal Gallois online, or find a selection of his video performances on YouTube. Visit ASU’s Lecture-Concert Series Schedule online. All Lecture-Concert Seriesevents are free and open to the public. For details, contact Dr. Tim Crist, chair, Lecture-Concert committee and professor of music, ext. 2094.

Second Faculty Recital Series concert slated for Oct. 28
The Department of Music at Arkansas State University in Jonesboro will present the second concert of the 2010-2011 Faculty Recital Series featuring Dr. Lauren Schack Clark, Prof. Matthew Carey, Dr. Dale Clark, Dr. Ed Owen, and Sean Pollock on Thursday, Oct. 28, at 7:30 p.m., Riceland Hall, Fowler Center, 201 Olympic Drive, Jonesboro. The concert is free and open to the public. The concert will include performances of “Sarabande” from “Partita in D Minor” and “Allemande” from “Suite No. 3 in C Major” by Johann Sebastian Bach performed by Dale Clark;Sonata for Tuba and Piano” by Anthony Plog performed by Ed Owen and Lauren Schack Clark; “’Dutch’ Suite in G Major for Bassoon and Tuba” by P.D.Q. Bach performed by Dale Clark and Ed Owen; and “Pilgrimage” by Carlisle Floyd performed by Matthew Carey and Sean Pollock. For details, call the department of music at ext. 2094, or see the NewsPage release for additional information.

ASU SBTDC offers pair of seminars Oct. 26
The Arkansas State University Small Business and Technology Development Center (SBTDC), the Mountain Home Area Chamber of Commerce, and Arkansas State University-Mountain Home will host two workshops on the ASU-Mountain Home campus, Tuesday, October 26, from 2-5 p.m. “Fundamentals of Websites for Small Business,” a website strategy and planning seminar conducted by Joe and Christi Wharton of Wharton Website Design and Marketing, will help attendees explore the strategies, techniques, technologies and best practices needed to create an efficient, effective marketing tool for their business. The second workshop is “Get Listed Locally – Tools to Help Small Business Capture Local Searches” and will run from 6-8 p.m. This free workshop provides tools and tips to help any business improve their ability for location online by local customers.Registration is required. For more information or to register for the seminars, contact the Arkansas State University Small Business and Technology Development Center at ext. 3517, register online, or visit the ASU SBTDC on Facebook.

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