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99th Year

Oct. 31, 2008

Calendar highlights:

ASU Museum presents Día de los Muertos, Saturday, Nov. 1, 2-5 p.m., ASU Museum Main Gallery

Fowler Center Series presents Sylvia McNair, "Subject to Change," Saturday, Nov. 1, 7:30 p.m., Riceland Hall, Fowler Center

University Singers in concert, Sunday, Nov. 2, 3 p.m., Riceland Hall,
Fowler Center



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Professors publish prevention guide
A prevention guide, “Preventing Childhood Obesity: Helping Preschool Children Become Healthy and Fit,” co-authored by Dr. Dianne Lawler-Prince, chair, Teacher Education, and Dr. Jim L. Stillwell, chair, Health, Physical Education, and Sport Sciences has been published by the Southern Early Childhood Association. The book addresses the health issues and long-term effects of childhood obesity, as well as the causes of obesity in young children. Lawler-Prince and Stillwell also offer suggestions and solutions to teachers and parents on how to help preschoolers develop the good habits necessary to maintain healthy weight. For details, see the NewsPage release.

'Pajama Opera' to be performed Nov. 3
ASU’s Opera Production class will present “Pajama Opera” on Monday, Nov. 3, at 7:30 p.m. in the Fine Arts Center Recital Hall. The Opera Production class is directeDr. Marika Kyriakosd by Dr. Marika Kyriakos, Music. Scenes from operas by Mozart, Gounod, and Gilbert and Sullivan, and more, will be performed.  Rebecca Craft is assistant director, and Pat Register is costume assistant. Faculty members Brent Foland, Theatre, will provide costuming, and Stacy Alley, Theatre, will provide choreography. Pianist Joy Sanford accompanies the singers, and Dr. Ed Owen, Music, will act as the night’s host. To reinforce the “Pajama Opera” theme, the entire cast will be wearing pajamas for the performances. The audience is invited to come clad in pajamas as well. Prizes will be given for the most creative evening attire.
For details, call ext. 2094 or see the NewsPage release.

Concert Orchestra performs on Nov. 4
ASU’s Concert Orchestra will perform on Tuesday, Nov. 4, at 7:30 p.m., Riceland Hall, Fowler Center. Admission is free, and the public is welcome. The Concert Orchestra is under the direction of Dr. Neale Bartee, Music. The evening will begin with “Hoedown” from “Rodeo” by Aaron Copland; “Sonata a Cinque No.1 for Trumpet and Strings” by Guiseppe Torelli, featuring Richard Jorgensen, soloist; and “L’Arlesienne Suite No. 2” by Georges Bizet. After a short intermission, the orchestra will proceed with “Overture to Egmont” by Ludwig van Beethoven; “In the Steppes of Central Asia” by Alexander Borodin; and “Jupiter” from “The Planets” by Gustav Holst. For details, call ext. 2094, or see the NewsPage release. Donations to benefit the ASU Concert Orchestra may be made to the Orchestra fund or to the Aileen Matthews String Scholarship fund at the ASU Foundation, P.O. Box 1990, State University, AR 72467.

SBTDC to hold pair of seminars Nov. 4
The Small Business and Technology Development Center (SBTDC) of Arkansas State University will host a pair of seminars Tuesday, Nov. 4, concerning new service ideas and products as well as securing business financing. The two kick off a full slate of business-related workshops in November. These workshops will offer informative and affordable training for small business owners throughout Northeast Arkansas. “Launching New Products and Services” is offered from 9 a.m.-noon at the ASU Technical Center, 5504 Krueger Drive, in Jonesboro. In addition, “Business Financing Options” is scheduled the same day from 6-9 p.m., at Ozarka College in Ash Flat. For details, call Susan Glasgow, training coordinator, at ext. 3517, or see the NewsPage release.

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