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100th Year

Nov. 2, 2009

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Department of Music presents Faculty Brass Quintet, Brass X,
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Lecture-Concert Series presents Dr. Beverly Lindsay
Reminder: Dr. Beverly Lindsay is the featured speaker in the fifth event of Arkansas StaDr. Beverly Lindsayte University’s Lecture-Concert Series. Dr. Lindsay will present “Terrorism, Nobel Laureates, 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. For details, contact Dr. Gil Fowler, associate dean, the Honors College, ext. 2308, or see the NewsPage release.

Dr. McLean will speak in HLLC mini-lecture
Dr. Will McLean, Political Science, is the final speaker in the Honors LiDr. Will McLeanving-Learning Community's mini-lecture series, "The Power of Story." Dr. McLean's lecture, "The Unapologetic Southerner," will be given Tuesday, Nov. 3, at 7 p.m. in the Honors Living-Learning Community (HLLC) Smart Classroom Building. The HLLC is located between Banks and Danner off of University Loop East. The classroom building is next to the parking lot near Banks Street. Dr. McLean is director of ASU's Master of Public Administration program. "The Unapologetic Southerner" will focus on southern politics and southern distinctiveness. The Honors College mini-lectures provide a forum for audiences to connect to the speakers and their stories. For details, contact Rebecca Oliver, director, Student Services, at ext. 2308, or visit the Honors College online.

ASU University Singers to present concert Nov. 5
The Department of Music will present the ASU University Singers in concert on Thursday, November 5, at 7:30 p.m. in Riceland Hall, Fowler Center. The University Singers ensemble is composed of three choirs--Men’s Choir, Women’s Choir, and the University/Community Choir--under the direction of Dr. Dale Miller, Music, and director of choral activities. Graduate conducting assistants Janet Tullos of Cabot and Patrick Manes of Bryant will also be conducting the Men’s and Women’s Choirs.The performance will feature pieces by the Women’s Choir and University/Community Choir that commemorate the 200th anniversary of the death of Franz Josef Haydn. The concert is free of charge and open to the public. For details, contact the choral office at ext. 3841. For a complete program and list of personnel, see the NewsPage release.

Four Silver Star recipients to be inducted Nov. 7
Four recipients of the Silver Star will be inducted into the Hall of Heroes by the Arkansas State University Department of Military Science-ROTC and recognized during halftime of the ASU-Louisiana-Lafayette football game Saturday, Nov. 7, at ASU Stadium. The game begins at 2:30 p.m. The four include Arthur B. Cook, Jr., class of 1970; Paul E. Jackson (Lt. Col. Retired), class of 1955; Larry A. Poole, class of 1960; and James L. Schimming (Lt. Col. Retired), class of 1959. All four inductees received Silver Stars for their combat services in Vietnam. Their plaques will be hung in the ROTC Hall of Heroes. The Hall of Heroes, open 8 a.m.-5 p.m., Monday-Friday, features full biographies and photos of the inductees and is located at the east entrance to the ASU Armory, accessible via the National Guard Armory parking lot entrance. The Hall of Heroes annually honors ROTC alumni who have distinguished themselves through valor and service.
The Silver Star is the third highest military decoration that can be awarded to a member of the United States Armed Forces and is awarded for gallantry in action against an enemy of the United States.  All funding is provided by private donation. A complete listing of the inductees into the ROTC hall of Heroes can be found at the ASU ROTC website. For details, contact the ASU Department of Military Science and Leadership at ext. 2064, or see the NewsPage release.

ASU Percussion, Jazz Ensembles present concert Nov. 9
he Department of Music at Arkansas State University in Jonesboro will present the ASU Percussion and Jazz Ensembles in a joint concert on Monday, Nov. 9, at 7:30 p.m. in Riceland Hall, Fowler Center. The ASU Percussion Ensemble is under the direction of Craig Collison, Music, and the Jazz Ensemble is directed by Dr. E. Ron Horton, Music, director, Jazz Studies. The concert is free of charge and open to the public. The concert will feature the ASU Percussion Ensemble in “Omphalo Centric Lecture” by Nigel Westlake. The ASU Jazz Ensemble will join them in “On Fire” by Michel Camilo. The Jazz Ensemble with continue the evening with performances of “Be-Ba-Doe” by E. Ron Horton, “Cotton Tail” by Duke Ellington, arranged by Mark Taylor, “Limbo Jazz” also by Ellington, arranged by David Berger, and “Skylark” by Hoagy Carmichael, arranged by Dave Wolpe. For details, call the music department at ext. 2094, or see the NewsPage release.

Residence Life staff wins awards at regional conference
Staff members from ASU's Office of Residence Life recently traveled to St. Joseph, Mo.,  for the Heartland Resident Assistants/Student Advisors Conference 2009, where the ASU delegates were recognized as presenting some of the best programs at the conference. While at Heartland, they presented four programs, which all placed in the top five programs of the conference. The entire delegation presented an alcohol awareness program, "Party Pursuit," which was designated the top program session of the conference. The delegation consisted of Julie McMahon, associate director, Residence Education; Justin McClure, graduate hall director, Collegiate Park; and resident assistants/community advisors Brittany Cliff, Allie Lewis, Jamie Lynch, Cody McArthur and Bryan Watkins. For details, see the NewsPage release.

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