Oct. 21, 2010
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,
KASU's Bluegrass Monday
presents "Next Best Thing," Monday,
Oct. 25, 7 p.m., Collins Theatre, 120 West Emerson Street, Paragould
Dr. Ed Erickson
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
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.
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
Mike Doyle, station
manager, at ext.
information on supporting KASU, contact
Todd Rutledge, director of development at KASU, ext. 2807.
a program guide, call (870) 972-2200 or 1-800-643-8269. For
details, see the
'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
Contact Lindsay Burnett,
development director for the College of Business, ext. 2986.
Legislative Day is Oct. 23
Arkansas State University will conduct
its annual Legislative Day activities 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
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 Arkansas
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
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
Lecture-Concert Series presents Pascal Gallois
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 Series 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
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.
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;
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
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,
or visit the ASU SBTDC
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