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100th Year

Oct. 28, 2009

Calendar highlights:

Faculty Recital Series concert, Thursday,
Oct. 29, 7:30 p.m., Riceland Hall, Fowler Center

ASU Opera, "An Evening of Murder at the Opera," Friday, Oct. 30, 7:30 p.m.,
Riceland Hall,
Fowler Center

Best Robotics Game Day, Saturday,
Oct. 31


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Human Resources annual benefits fair begins at 10 a.m.
The Human Resources annual benefits fair is scheduled today from 10 a.m.-3 p.m. in Centennial Hall. This year’s theme is "Get Wild with Your Benefits" and promises to offer a wild and exciting time. St. Bernards is offering free health screenings from 7:30 a.m. to 3:00 p.m. in the Spring River Room. Among the list of great door prizes are the following grand prizes: 3 neon undercarriage light kits donated by Auto Advance ; a portable DVD player from TIAA-CREF; and a 42" plasma TV donated by Aflac.

Mass Flu Immunization Clinic slated for Oct. 29
The Arkansas Department of Health will hold a Mass Flu Immunization Clinic for Craighead County on Thursday, Oct. 29, on the ASU football parking lot west of the football stadium from 7 a.m.-4:30 p.m., or until supplies of vaccine run out.
This is a drive-through clinic, but a walk-up tent will be available for those without vehicles. Entrances to the clinic include a Stadium Blvd. entrance near ASU’s Student Health Center (333B, Stadium Blvd.), and an entrance from Johnson onto University Loop.Seasonal flu vaccine will be available to the general public; however, the H1N1 vaccine will be available only for pregnant women, children ages 6 months to 4 years and children ages 5-18 with underlying medical conditions. There will be no charge for the flu shots at the mass flu clinics, but those seeking vaccinations are asked to bring insurance, Medicare and/or Medicaid cards if they have them. Seasonal flu vaccinations will also be provided at local health units for $20. Visit the Arkansas Department of Health online for a wealth of flu information, including school clinic sites, vaccine information sheets, and the 2009 influenza immunization reporting form. For more information about mass flu clinics throughout the state, click here, or visit View a pdf of mass clinic sites here ( For additional information, call the Arkansas Department of Health's hotline at 1-800-651-3493. See today's H1N1 update with additional details about the mass immunization clinic--the update is posted to ASU's Emergency Communications site, which features weekly updates about treatment for H1N1 flu and seasonal flu.

Dia de los Muertos is slated for Nov. 1 at ASU Museum
The ASU Museum will hold its third annual celebration of Día de los Muertos on Sunday, Nov. 1, from 3–5 p.m. Free and open to the public and university communities, this family event includes hands-on children’s crafts, refreshments, and surprises. An ancient tradition originating with the Aztec and Maya, Día de los Muertos, or the Day of the Dead, melded with Christianity in Mexico and led to a rich cultural celebration now practiced in many countries. Food, beverages, flowers, and a time to remember the dead are common to the celebration of Día de los Muertos in all countries, and variations in dance and food favorites make each culture’s celebration unique. A highlight of the festivities will be trick-or-treating through the museum's Old Town Arkansas--a walk-through exhibit of a turn-of-the-last-century town-- offering a combination of the traditions associated with the Mexican Day of the Dead and American Halloween customs. This year, a special children’s art presentation depicts Arkansas history, including the arrival in Arkansas of the first Europeans, the Spanish, in 1541. This history is suitable for children and will be presented in both Spanish and English. The celebration of Día de los Muertos is one of three free public programs in the ASU Museum’s Cultural Diversity Series. For more information, contact Lenore Shoults at ext. 2074. Visit the ASU Museum online, or see the NewsPage release.

KASU presents the Brock McGuire Band in concert Nov. 1
Radio station KASU 91.9 FM will present the Brock McGuire Band live at the Forum TheatManus McGuirere Paul Brockon Sunday, Nov. 1 at 3 p.m. The Forum Theatre is located at 115 E. Monroe in historic downtown Jonesboro. For their upcoming fall tour of the southern United States, co-founders of the group Moving Cloud and two of Ireland's most celebrated traditional musicians, button accordionist Paul Brock and fiddler Manus McGuire, are teaming up with accompanist Denis Carey and fiddler and concertina player Niamh Ni Charra. Passion andDenis Carey precision, coupled with authenticity and diversity, are the hallmarks of the Brock McGuire Band. Steeped as they are in traditional Irish music, and performing that music with deep and abiding respect and creativity, this band represents the best of traditional Irish musicianship. Audiences everywhere are in for a massive treat. Visit the Brock McGuire Band website for a sample of the sound of the Brock McGuire band. Tickets will be available at the door--tickets for adults are $15, seniors $10, and students/children $5. For details, call KASU at 972-2200 or 800-643-8269, or see the NewsPage release.

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