ASU Board of Trustees
chair Mike Medlock dies
Mike Medlock, chair of the ASU Board of Trustees, died Wednesday
afternoon, Oct. 28, at M.D. Anderson Hospital, Houston, Texas.
Medlock was president of Insurance
in Jonesboro and was the tax liaison to the Governmental Affairs
Committee of Independent Insurance Agents of America. He was past
chair of the Greater Jonesboro Chamber of Commerce Board, and he was
a past chair of the Jonesboro Municipal Airport Commission. He was
also a member of the Jonesboro Industrial Development Corporation
was a 1968 graduate of Little Rock Central High
School, and he received
a bachelor of science degree in Business Management from Arkansas
State University-Jonesboro in 1973, where he was a member of the Pi
Kappa Alpha fraternity. He was appointed to the ASU Board of
Trustees in February 2000 by Governor Mike Huckabee, and he was
re-appointed to the ASU Board of Trustees in March 2005. His term
was set to expire January 2010.
He began his career at Jonesboro Insurance Agency in 1973 with a total
of four employees who specialized in the construction segment of the
insurance industry. As the business grew, he turned Insurance
Network into one of the top 12 insurance agencies in Arkansas before it
became a division of Bancorp South Insurance Services of Arkansas in
2007. He recently served as executive vice president for Bancorp South
Insurance Services, the nation’s 23rd largest insurance
broker, with offices in eight states. Medlock was a long-time supporter of numerous local organizations,
including United Way, St. Bernards Foundation, the Arkansas State University
Foundation, and the Phil and Flo Jones Hospice House, among others. He
worked with the Jonesboro Industrial Development Corporation and
served on the board of Healthcare Medical Group. He is survived by
his wife, Lynda Medlock, three children, Mary Katherine, Julie, and
Matt, and two step-children, Ashley and Aubree. Visit
Funeral Home online to leave condolences, or see the
Southern Tenant Farmers Union symposium is
Reminder: The Southern Tenant Farmers Union 75th Anniversary Symposium is being held today. The symposium program, “Eye Openin’ Time,”
will be held in the Mockingbird Room of ASU's Student Union
from 9 a.m.-3 p.m.
The on-campus events include scholarly presentations, presentations
from special guests Grif Stockley and Dr. Samuel Mitchell, son of
STFU founder H.L. Mitchell, and a performance of Flotine Hodge's
1937 play, “Southern Tenant Farmers Union Forever.” At the conclusion of the on-campus events, the symposium will move to the Southern Tenant Farmers
Museum, 117 Main Street, Tyronza, for an evening of tours, food, and music from 4-7 p.m. For details,
or see the NewsPage release.
Lecture-Concert Series presents Dr.
Lindsay is the featured speaker in the fifth event of Arkansas State
University’s Lecture-Concert Series. Lindsay will present “Terrorism,
and University Engagement” on Monday, Nov. 2 at 7 p.m.
in ASU's Student Union Auditorium. This event, like all events
in the Lecture-Concert Series, is free and open to the public. The event
is co-sponsored by the Office of Academic Affairs at ASU.
Dr. Beverly Lindsay is a professor and senior scientist in higher
education and international policy studies at Pennsylvania State
University. Her scholarship examines
American domestic higher education and international higher education,
academic program development, comparative and international education
policy issues, and international affairs. Her publications include
“Ralph Johnson Bunche: Public Intellectual and Nobel Peace Laureate,”
“Terrorism’s Unanswered Questions,” which she co-edited with Adam B.
Lowther, and “The Quest for Equity in Higher Education,” co-edited with
For details, contact
associate dean, the Honors College, ext. 2308, or see the
ASU Faculty Brass Quintet,
Brass X, in concert Nov. 2
Department of Music will present the ASU
Faculty Brass Quintet and Brass X in concert on Monday, Nov. 2 at
7:30 p.m. in the Fine Arts Center Recital Hall. The concert will feature ASU music faculty members Rob
Alley, Dr. Neale Bartee, Dr. Robin Dauer, Dr.
Ron Horton, Dr. Ed Owen, and Dr. Chris Wilson, as
well as non-faculty members Derek Doyle and Corey Emerson.
Inspired by the music of composer/trumpeter
Dave Douglas, arguably one of the most
prolific and eclectic of all current composers in the jazz
tradition, Rob Alley founded Brass X. The concert is free of charge
and open to the public.
The concert will include performances of “The
Rejoicing” by Georg Friedrich Handel; “Quintet No. 3” by Victor
Ewald; “Brass Quintet” by Frank Lynn Payne; “Riding the Nuclear
Tiger” by Ben Allison; and “The View from Blue Mountain” and “Bowie”
by Dave Douglas. For details, call the Department of Music, ext.
2094, or see the NewsPage
'Howl at the Moon' 5K run/walk
takes place on Halloween
The Student Physical Therapy
Association will hold the "Howl at the Moon" 5K run/walk on
Saturday, Oct. 31. The "Howl at the Moon" 5K will
start and end at the newly opened Reynolds Center on the campus of
Arkansas State University. The run will travel through and around
the ASU campus, for a fast and somewhat hilly 5K. Registration will
begin at 3:45 p.m. and and the race will start promptly at 5 p.m.
"Howl at the Moon" benefits the Student Physical Therapy
Association. For details, contact
Dr. Roy Aldridge, ext.
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