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100th Year

Oct. 23, 2009

Calendar highlights:

Fowler Center Series presents "In the Mood,' Sunday, Oct. 25

'Soul of A People' at the Dean B. Ellis Library presents various events--Sunday, Oct. 25: Early Newspapers of Craighead County - Dr. Michael Dougan, 2 p.m. at the Jonesboro Public Library, Round Room; Monday, Oct. 26: Book Discussion of "The House that George Built," with Joy Sanford, Rob Alley, and other local jazz musicians performing favorites from the era, 6:30 p.m., at the Jonesboro Public Library, Round Room; Sunday, Nov. 1: Church Wars - Dr. Michael Dougan, 2 p.m. at the Jonesboro Public Library, Round Room.

'Soul of A People' concludes
Sunday, Nov. 1



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ASU Homecoming events begin today
Arkansas State University-Jonesboro is celebrating Homecoming 2009 with another slate of weekend activities for Oct. 23-25. Below is a comprehensive schedule of events--scroll completely to the bottom of the page to view all items in this edition of Inside ASU.

Friday, Oct. 23
8 a.m. -- Strong-Turner Alumni Chapter (STAC) golf outing - Sage Meadows
9:30 a.m. -- Class of 1959 Golden Anniversary reunion coffee - Cooper Alumni Center
10 a.m. -- Class of 1959 Golden Anniversary brunch - Cooper Alumni Center
4-6 p.m. -- Distinguished Alumni Reception - Cooper Alumni Center
6 p.m. -- 1957/58/59 Track Team Reunion dinner - Holiday Inn
9 p.m.-12 midnight -- Strong-Turner Alumni Chapter Social – ASU Pavilion
9:30 p.m.-12:30 a.m. -- Sigma Phi Epsilon presents Barrett Baber Live -- 501 Club

Saturday, Oct. 24
10 a.m. --Strong-Turner Alumni Chapter (STAC) business meeting -Pine Tree Room, Student Union
10 a.m. -- College of Communications seminar/luncheon with Rob Roedel, TV Studio
11 a.m.-6 p.m.-- 6th annual Sigma Phi Epsilon and friends tailgate - Tailgate City
12 Noon -- STAC Linual Cameron scholarship reception - Mockingbird Room, Student Union
1 p.m. -- Model T Parade - Cooper Alumni Center
1:30 p.m. -- Honors Living-Learning Community dedication
2 p.m. -- CNHP Distinguished Alumni awards, reception & tour - Reynolds Room 223
3 p.m. -- Model T Centennial photo re-enactment - Cooper Alumni Center
3 p.m. -- Pi Kappa Alpha Tailgate Party, Tailgate City
3:30 p.m. -- Lambda Chi Alpha Tailgate Party, Tailgate City
3:30 p.m. -- College of Agriculture Tailgate Party (west side of stadium)
4 p.m. -- 1957/58/59 Track Team reunion - Cooper Alumni Center
4-5:30 p.m. -- Alumni Tailgate Party - Cooper Alumni Center (Food: Wings To Go;  Music: Snap Crow Legs), Sponsors: Simmons Bank and Clopton Clinic
6 p.m. -- Homecoming football game - ASU vs. Florida International
 -- Halftime - Distinguished Alumni presentation
 -- Postgame - 5th Quarter Party - Main Street, Jonesboro
10 p.m.-2 a.m. --Strong-Turner Alumni Chapter Alumni Dance - Hilton Garden Inn

Sunday, Oct. 25
2 p.m. -- The Fowler Center Series presents “In the Mood,” a 1940s musical revue featuring the music of the Swing Era
2:30 p.m. -- United Voices reunion concert - Centennial Ballroom

Model T parade, rally, photo re-enactment at Cooper
A parade of antique Model T cars will proceed to the entrance of the Cooper Alumni Center, 2600 Alumni Blvd., where they will rally in front of the building on Saturday, Oct. 24, at 1 p.m. Model T enthusiasts from around the region will gather to participate. Also at the Cooper Alumni Center, a historic re-enactment of an iconic photo in the 1959 A-State yearbook will be held using the actual car and many of the subjects who were originally photographed 50 years ago. The photo re-enactment will be at 3 p.m. ASU alumnus Ken Swan of Selmer, Tenn., will drive the same car which was photographed with sorority pledges for the 1959 yearbook. Mr. Swan, and other drivers, will be available for photos and questions. This special event in honor of ASU's Centennial celebration will also mark the 100th anniversary of the Model T Ford, the car which revolutionized American society and transportation world-wide. The Cooper Alumni Center is located just north of the ASU Convocation Center. The Cooper Alumni Center provides convenient access to the Honors Living-Learning Community for those wishing to attend its dedication at 1:30 p.m. For details, contact Dr. Nancy Hendricks, director, Alumni Communications, at ext. 2451.

College of Nursing and Health Professions honors alumni
Six distinguished alumni from Arkansas State University’s College of Nursing and Health Professions will be honored Saturday, Oct. 24, as part of ASU’s 2009 Homecoming weekend celebration. The group is being recognized at a reception from 2-4 p.m. in Room 223 of the new Donald W. Reynolds Center for Health Sciences, 104 North Caraway Road. The reception is open to the public, and tours of the Reynolds Center are available. The distinguished alumni include Mary-Katherine Hardin, Master of Communication Disorders (MCD), Certificate of Clinical Competence-Speech Language Pathology (CCC-SLP), of the Department of Communication Disorders; Donna Parker, Licensed Clinical Social Worker (LCSW), and Dr. Patricia Guy-Walls, all representing Social Work; DeJuan J. Daniel, Master of Physical Therapy (MPT), of the Physical Therapy department; Brad Bauer, Radiology Specialist (Radiography), from the Department of Medical Imaging and Radiation Science; and Heather Bastel, Master of Science in Nursing (MSN), Registered Nurse (RN), Advanced Practice Registered Nurse (APRN), and Family Nurse Practitioner (BC-FNP), recognized by Nursing. For details, see the NewsPage release.

Honors Living-Learning Community to be dedicated
The Honors Living-Learning Community (HLLC) at Arkansas State University becomes the third new facility in the last two months to be dedicated in a public ceremony when the new complex will be unveiled, Saturday, Oct. 24, at 1:30 p.m. The ceremony will be held in the HLLC Courtyard, located between Banks and Danner Streets, off University Loop East. In the event of inclement weather, the ceremony will be held in the HLLC Smart Classroom Building near Banks Street. The Honors Living-Learning Community, designed by Brackett-Krennerich Architects and built by Baldwin and Shell Construction, is a three-building residential facility plus the Honors Smart Classroom Building, enclosed in a courtyard setting. The residence hall houses both first-year students and upperclassmen in the Honors College. The entire complex totals 50,268 square feet. There are 219 beds in fully furnished single and double bedrooms in suite-style arrangement. The area also includes study/social lounges and laundry facilities in each of the three residential buildings. In addition, the 2,500-square-foot Honors Smart Classroom Building, the first of its kind in a residential setting on the ASU-Jonesboro campus, is available for Honors courses and innovative programming. The HLLC is a collaborative effort between the Office of Student Affairs, Residence Life, and The Honors College to provide an opportunity for Honors students to live in an environment incorporating a diverse range of academic, social, and cultural experiences. For details, see the NewsPage release.

JETS offers special fixed route service for football game
JETS (Jonesboro Economical Transit System) announces a special fixed route service on Saturday, Oct. 24, to the ASU Stadium for Saturday’s ASU Homecoming football game between the Red Wolves and the Florida International University Panthers. This week’s service will have additional capacity due to the ASU Fifth Quarter celebration being held in downtown Jonesboro following the game. JETS buses will depart downtown Jonesboro from the City of Jonesboro free parking lot at the intersection of Church and Cate Streets. Buses will depart that parking lot for the stadium at 3 p.m., 3:30 p.m., 4 p.m., 4:30 p.m., 5 p.m., and 5:30 p.m. After the game, JETS buses will load fans in the ASU Stadium parking lot immediately north of Gate 11, 10 min. after the game ends. Additional buses will deliver fans downtown to the City of Jonesboro free parking lot at Church and Cate Streets 20 min. after the end of the game and 40 min. after the game. Fares each way for this JETS Special Fixed Route Service are $1 got adults, $.75 for students, and $.50 for senior citizens over 65 or those who are disabled. For details, call JETS at (870) 935-5387, e-mail, or see JETS online (  

Lecture-Concert Series presents Maxine Ballard Oct. 27
Maxine “Precious” Ballard is the featured speaker in the fourth event of Arkansas State University’s Lecture-Concert Series. Ballard will present “Overcoming Adversity and Maxine 'Precious" BallardDiscovering Your Best True Self” Tuesday, Oct. 27, at 7 p.m. in ASU’s Student Union Auditorium. This event, like all Lecture-Concert Series events, is free and open to the public. The event is co-sponsored by the Office of Diversity at ASU. Maxine “Precious” Ballard is the sister of Florence “Flo” Ballard, the late founding member of the Motown musical group, the Supremes, considered by many to be the greatest female singing group of all time. Ballard has authored the book The True Story of Florence Ballard to address her sister’s life and her legacy. For more details, contact Dr. Gil Fowler, associate dean, the Honors College, ext. 2308, or see the NewsPage release.

ASU Opera presents 'An Evening of Murder at the Opera'
The Department of Music will present the ASU Opera in “An Evening of Murder at the Opera” on Tuesday, Oct. 27 and Friday, Oct. 30, at 7:30 p.m. in Riceland Hall, Fowler Center. To mark Halloween, there will be selections from “The Phantom of the Opera” by Andrew Lloyd Webber, “The Medium” by Gian Carlo Menotti, and “Murder at the Opera” by Edward Barnes. The ASU Opera program is under the direction of voice faculty member Dr. Marika Kyriakos. Tickets are currently available at the ASU Box Office, and will be sold at the door.  Prices are $8 for adults and $5 for ASU students and children under 12. Costumes are encouraged. For details, see the NewsPage release.

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