Nov. 8, 2004

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Faculty and staff achievements listed
Dr. Gil Fowler, Journalism, Dr. Nancy Hendricks, Alumni Relations, Dr. Jim Farris, Physical Therapy, Dr. Robert Engelken, Engineering and Dr. Richard Burns, English and Folklore, have recent accomplishments and achievements listed in Campus News. For all the latest, go to Campus News.

Senior Preview Day hailed a success!
Special thanks to all the academic departments and service departments for participating in the Academic Expo during Senior Preview Day on Wednesday, Nov. 3. The records indicate that 771 prospective students and their parents attended the event. Academic departments were very well represented by both faculty and students from their departments. During the expo, there were chemistry experiments being performed and even choir members singing. Prospective students and their families obtained valuable information about academic majors from faculty members, department chairs, deans and current ASU students. To view more pictures, please go here. The next Senior Preview Day is March 31, 2005.

Theatre Production: "Five Women Wearing the Same Dress"
The Theatre Department will present the comedy “Five Women Wearing the Same Dress” beginning Friday, Nov. 12. “Five Women Wearing the Same Dress” is an account of five reluctant and badly dressed bridesmaids hiding out in an upstairs bedroom, each with their own reason for avoiding the festivities. Performances will be at 7:30 p.m. on Friday and Saturday, Nov. 12 and 13, and Tuesday and Wednesday, Nov. 16 and 17, in the Fowler Center. Tickets may be purchased at the ASU Central Box Office or by calling 972-ASU1 or online at Ticket prices are $9 at the door and $7 in advance. Advanced reservations are highly recommended. This play contains adult language and subject matter. Children under six years old will not be admitted. For more, see theatre.

Guest Guitarist to perform Friday evening
The Department of Music will host guest guitarist, Ronald Radford, in concert Friday, Nov. 12, at 7:30 p.m. in the Fine Arts Center Recital Hall. This American Flamenco virtuoso has performed on four continents and is a protégé of the legendary Carlos Montoya. He is the only individual to be awarded a Fulbright Scholarship in Flamenco. Admission is $5. For more information, see the NewsPage.

Book signing Friday at Hemingway-Pfeiffer Museum
This Friday, Nov. 12, from 5:30 - 6:30 p.m. Alex Vernon will present a reading of his new book, Soldiers Once and Still: Ernest Hemingway, James Salter, and Tim O'Brien, in the Hemingway Barn Studio. The Hemingway-Pfeiffer Museum and Educational Center is located in Piggott, 1021 W. Cherry St. For more information, call the museum at 870-598-3487.

Graphic Art students place in top 10 percent at competition
The students in the Art Department recently competed in a graphic design portfolio competition in Texas where they placed in the top 10 percent among competing schools. The competition, “Design in the Fast Lane,” was held at the University of Houston and was sponsored by the Dallas and Austin chapters of American Institute of Graphic Arts (AIGA). For more details, go to the NewsPage.

Voices of Iraq to be shown this evening
The documentary film Voices of Iraq will be shown tonight 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.

Dr. JohnFowler Center to feature evening of blues
The Fowler Center
will host “Celebrating the Blues” at 7:30 p.m. on Tuesday, Nov. 9, with three of the biggest names in popular music touring together for the first time -- Dr. John and His Band, Charlie Musselwhite and Shemekia Copeland.
For more details and photos, see blues on the NewsPage.

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. See United Way or email for more information.

Greene County tailgate party at Thursday's football game
Thursday, Nov. 11, the ASU Indians will face Utah State at 6 p.m. in Indian Stadium. Prior to the football game, Greene County residents will be special guests at a tailgate party as part of Greene County Day with chili and hot dogs, ice cream and Pepsi at the ASU Pavilion. Tickets are $7.50 for adults and $5.50 for children. In recognition of Veterans Day, retired and active military personnel can attend the tailgate party free by showing their military ID. Discounted game tickets are also available for Greene County residents.

Faculty and staff invited to serve Thanksgiving dinner
On Wednesday, Nov. 17, from 4:30 - 7 p.m., Sodexho Campus Dining Services will present their annual Thanksgiving Dinner for students in Acansa Dining Hall. Each year, faculty and staff are invited to assist with serving the meal. All faculty and staff may sign up to help by sending an email to

First Friday for November is now online
The November edition of President Wyatt's "First Friday" report is now online.  This month's edition is a follow-up on strategic planning, governance and enrollment management. In case you missed the posting on the e-mail digest, the First Friday report is available at  Also, a standing link to the latest First Friday is always available in the column at left, under "More news and information."

Heritage Studies to present lecture on country blues
The Heritage Studies Ph.D. program will present Dr. Alan Govenar, founder of Documentary Arts of Dallas, in a public lecture today at 4 p.m. in the ASU Museum, Room 157.  His topic will be "Country Blues in Europe: A Historical Overview and Interpretation."  Admission is free.

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