Nov. 1, 2004

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Heritage Studies Ph.D.
Program, Public Lecture @ 4 p.m. today,
ASU Museum

Preview Day
Nov. 3,
8:30 a.m. -
4 p.m.

Museum Program on
Dunbar High,
Sunday, 2 p.m.

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Faculty and staff achievements listed
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 today
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 students
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 Day.

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 NewsPage.

New web 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.
  Academic and 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 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.

Torchbearer Breakfast is Nov. 11
The 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 auditorium
The 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.

Fowler Center series to feature evening of blues: Nov. 9
The Fowler Center
will host “Celebrating the Blues” at 7:30 p.m. on Tuesday, Nov. 9, for the third performance for the Shemekia Copelandseason. “Celebrating 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 Shemekia Copeland.
  Dr. 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 she 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 NewsPage.

Reminder: 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 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 Nov. 9
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 the NewsPage.

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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