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100th Year

Oct. 30, 2009

Calendar highlights:

BEST Robotics Game Day
, Oct. 31,
8 a.m.-5 p.m.,
Centennial Hall, Student Union

ASU Museum holds
Día de los Muertos
, Sunday, Nov. 1, 3-5 p.m.

KASU presents the Brock McGuire Band Sunday, Nov. 1, 3 p.m.,
Forum Theatre



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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 Mike MedlockNetwork 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 Board. Medlock 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 Emerson Funeral Home online to leave condolences, or see the NewsPage release.

Southern Tenant Farmers Union symposium is today
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, download the flyer or see the NewsPage release.

Lecture-Concert Series presents Dr. Beverly Lindsay
Dr. Beverly Lindsay is the featured speaker in the fifth event of Arkansas State University’s Lecture-Concert Series. Lindsay will present “Terrorism, Nobel Laureates, Dr. Beverly Lindsayand 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 Manuel Justiz. For details, contact Dr. Gil Fowler, associate dean, the Honors College, ext. 2308, or see the NewsPage release.

ASU Faculty Brass Quintet, Brass X, in concert Nov. 2
The 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 release.

'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. 3591.

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