Faculty and staff
Dr. Terry Dancer, Accounting, Rod Miller, Dean B. Ellis Library, Dr.
Henry Talley and Sue Campbell, both of Nursing; Dr. Dan Marburger, Economics, Dr. Micheal Panigot and
Dr. Mark Draganjac, both of Chemistry; and undergraduate chemistry
students Audra Bowman, Bryanna Lies, and Stephani Shannon have recent accomplishments
and achievements listed in Campus News. For all the
latest, go to Campus News.
Heritage Studies Ph.D. Program to sponsor lecture
Judy Peiser, executive director and
co-founder of the Center for Southern Folklore in Memphis, Tenn., will give a
public lecture today at the ASU Museum. Her lecture is titled "Cobblers, Greens,
Blues, The River, and More," and is sponsored by the ASU Heritage Studies Ph.D
program. The lecture will provide a historical overview of the Center for
Southern Folklore -- from early films, radio documentaries and exhibits to today's
programs and projects, ranging from archives to cultural tourism. The lecture
begins at 4 p.m. in room 157 of the Museum. For more information, contact the
Heritage Studies Ph.D program at 910-8217 or via email at
Preview Day is Wednesday for prospective
This Wednesday, Nov. 3, is ASU
Preview Day and nearly 400 prospective students with 250 family members are
registered to be on the campus from 8:30 a.m. to 3 p.m. With these
numbers, the combined attendance for September and November Preview Days will be
the highest ever recorded -- a good sign for the year ahead. When you see visitors on
campus that day, watch for opportunities to be helpful. The day
begins in Riceland Hall of the Fowler Center and includes sessions on academics, student life,
admissions, financial aid/scholarships, and residence life. Students and their
families will have lunch in the Student Union followed by tours of the campus, which include
various departments and
residence halls. For more details, call the Office of
Admissions at 972- 3024 or visit Preview
Music department to host
several performances this week
The Department of Music will present the
University Singers, comprised of the Men's Choir and Women's Choir,
for their fall concert at 7:30 p.m. tonight (Nov. 1), in Fowler
Center, Riceland Hall.
The Concert Orchestra will perform at 7:30 p.m. on Tuesday, Nov. 2, in
Fowler Center, Riceland Hall.
The jazz band "The Tribe," will be in concert Thursday, Nov. 4, at 7:30
p.m. in Fowler Center, Riceland Hall.
Next Monday, Nov. 8, the Trombone Choir will be in concert at 7:30 p.m.
in Fowler Center, Riceland Hall.
For more details on any of these performances, see the ASU
site links for scheduling recruitment events
Two new links are available on the
Enrollment Services web site that can provide information to the ASU community
about student recruitment events.
Recruitment Events is a calendar that academic departments and service
departments can check to see when recruitment events are scheduled either on the
ASU campus or in the city of Jonesboro. All departments are welcome to submit
information for posting
to firstname.lastname@example.org in Enrollment Services. This is an effort to promote the planning of
multiple events on the same day that compliment each other, and to avoid
scheduling conflicting events on the same day.
Recruitment Calendar is a calendar of student recruitment programs,
mailings, and many other events during the course of the recruitment cycle.
is Nov. 11
Torchbearer Celebration Breakfast will be Thursday, Nov. 11, from 7
until 8:30 a.m. in the Student Union. Come enjoy the buffet, and see
if you've won a prize. Invitations will be mailed this week. If you
think you are a member, but don't receive an invitation by Friday,
contact Elaine Poynter at 972-2718 or via email at
Voices of Iraq to be shown in new
documentary film Voices of Iraq will be shown on Monday, Nov. 8, in the
Student Union Auditorium at 3:30 p.m. and 7 p.m. The nonpartisan film is the result
of more than 100 Iraqis documenting their hopes, lives and
thoughts through tape recorders. This event is sponsored by the Middle East Studies Committee and is
free. For further details, contact Marta Northcutt at 972-3887.
Center series to feature evening of blues: Nov. 9
will host “Celebrating the Blues” at 7:30 p.m. on Tuesday, Nov. 9, for the third
performance for the
Blues” will feature three of the biggest names in popular music touring
together for the first time -- Dr. John and His Band, Charlie Musselwhite and
John is a four-time Grammy Award-Winner, most recently winning in 2000 for Best
Pop Collaboration with Vocals for his duet with B.B. King, “Is You Is, Or Is
You Ain’t (My Baby).”
Charlie Musselwhite’s last two CDs, “One Night in
America” and “Continental Drifter,” were both nominated for Grammys. He
has won eleven W.C. Handy Awards including nine times for Best Blues Harmonica,
and most recently for Song of the Year in 2002.
Shemekia Copeland released her debut album in 1997, “Turn Up the Heat,”and
has since taken the music world by storm as a blues singing sensation. Quickly
conquering the blues community – she holds four W.C. Handy Awards, five Living
Blues Awards and a Grammy nomination.
For more details and photos, see blues on the
United Way pledge cards due
If you haven't turned in your United Way
pledge card, please fill it out and
return it via campus mail to M.A. Wheeler in University Relations. For more, see United Way
or email email@example.com for
more information. To view this year's video, see United Way Video. (Your media
player must be capable of playing an MPG file.)
New e-mail 'daily digest' system
should benefit campus
Today marks the beginning of the new
campus e-mail messaging system, ASUInfo, a daily listing of campus e-mails.
As ITS personnel have explained, the digest concept should help improve the
e-mail system performance by managing the large number of "blast"
messages. The target distribution time will be 10 a.m., not 2 p.m. as
earlier announced . . . explaining why, for this week, most faculty and staff
will see this edition of Inside ASU on Tuesday.
Economic Outlook Conference is
ASU's College of
Business will conduct the annual Economic Outlook Conference Tuesday, Nov. 9,
from 8 a.m. until 1 p.m. at the Convocation Center. The Economic Outlook
Conference provides area business and community leaders an opportunity to hear
and discuss current economic conditions and a forecast for the year ahead.
This year’s keynote speaker, Andrew Hodge, leads the U.S. and Canadian Forecast
Groups for Global Insight, known formerly as DRI-WEFA. Mark Young,
executive director of the ASU Delta Center for Economic Development, will make a
presentation on the regional economy. Interested persons who have not yet
registered should contact Kimberly Stepp at the ASU Delta Center for Economic
Development, 910-8180. The fee is only $25 for ASU students and faculty.
Read more details about the conference on
Dunbar High School program at ASU Museum
The ASU Museum will present a
program Sunday, Nov. 7, at 2 p.m. in conjunction with the exhibit, "The Finest
High School for Negro Boys and Girls: Dunbar High School in Little Rock,
Arkansas, 1929-1955." The public is invited to the program and a reception from
1:30 to 3:30. Program presenters are Dorothy Mitchell Barnes, current
president of the National Dunbar Alumni Association; Dr. Erma Glasco Davis, past
president of the National Dunbar Alumni Association; and Julia Lawson, project
director and dramatist. Museum funding for the exhibition and reception was
provided in part by the ASU Office of Diversity.
Lit'l Bita Christmas arts and crafts show
The annual Lit's Bita Christmas arts and crafts show will
open Friday, Nov. 12, at the Convocation Center. All faculty and staff
should have received a flyer with details about the three-day event, a fund
raiser for ASU athletics, by campus mail. Your ASU identification card
will get you in free on Friday, Nov. 12, from noon until 7 p.m.; otherwise, the
adult admission is $4.
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