Inside ASU, News for Faculty & Staff, Arkansas State University
99th Year

Nov. 10, 2008

Calendar highlights:

Beck PRIDE Center
and ASU ROTC Veterans' Day
, Tuesday,
Nov. 11

Lecture-Concert Series presents Dr. Bettye Collier-Thomas, Tuesday, Nov. 11,
7 p.m.,
Student Union Auditorium

Science Flicks presents "2001: A Space Odyssey," Tuesday,
Nov. 11, 5:30 p.m., Room 219, Laboratory Sciences Center, East Wing 


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Arkansas College Personnel Association conference here
The Office of Student Affairs at Arkansas State University is hosting the 2008 fall conference of the Arkansas College Personnel Association (ACPA), Thursday-Friday, Nov. 13-14 at the ASU Convocation Center and Student Union. The conference, “Campus Sustainability: Student Affairs Embracing the Future,” will feature keynote speakers Dr. Jim Purcell, director of the Arkansas Department of Higher Education; Dr. Ed Franklin, executive director of the Arkansas Association of Two-Year Colleges (AATYC); and Dr. Michael Cuyjet, associate dean of the graduate school and associate professor in the College of Education and Human Development at the University of Louisville. Registration fees are $150 for ACPA members, $175 for non-members, and $60 for students. Checks are payable to Arkansas College Personnel Association. The conference hotel is the Holiday Inn Express, 2407 Phillips Drive, Jonesboro, Ark. 72401, (870) 932-5554. For details, contact Dr. Lonnie Williams, associate vice chancellor, Student Affairs , ext. 2048, or see the NewsPage release.

ASU Wind Ensemble performs second concert of season
The ASU Wind Ensemble will give its second concert of the season on Thursday, Nov. 13, in Riceland Hall, Fowler Center. The concert begins at 7:30 p.m., and admission is free. The Wind Ensemble is conducted by Dr. Timothy Oliver, director of bands and coordinator of wind and percussion studies within the Department of Music. The theme concert, “Heavy Metal,” features works by composers Samuel Barber, William Schuman, Fisher Tull, and Charles Rochester Young. Edward Gregson's "Tuba Concerto" will feature Dr. Ed Owen, Music, as soloist. For details, contact the music department at ext. 2094, or see the NewsPage release.

ASU Theatre presents 'The Rimers of Eldritch'
ASU Theatre announces the cast for its second production of the year, “The Rimers of Eldritch” by Lanford Wilson. “The Rimers of Eldritch” will be performed Friday-Saturday, Nov. 14-15 and Tuesday-Wednesday, Nov. 18-19 at 7:30 p.m. at Fowler Center. A “meet the company” dessert reception will follow the November 14 opening night performance. The ASU Theatre’s production of “The Rimers of Eldritch” is under the stage direction of Bob Simpson, professor of Theatre. Scenic design will be by Jeff McLaughlin, assistant professor of Theatre. Brent Foland, assistant professor of Theatre, will serve as costume designer. Stage management duties for the production have been assigned to Amy Penny, a junior theatre major from Jonesboro. For more information, visit the ASU Theatre online, or see the NewsPage release.

Fowler Center Series presents Neil Berg extravaganza
The Fowler Center Series presents Neil Berg’s “100 Years of Broadway” on Sunday, Nov. 16, at 3 p.m. in Riceland Hall, Fowler Center. Neil Berg’s hit show features Broadway stars performing songs from the best of Broadway’s musicals, including hits from “Phantom of the Opera,” “Les Miserables,” “Jersey Boys,” “Chicago,” “Mamma Mia,” and more. Broadway’s most beloved songs are featured, too, with treasured numbers from Jerome Kern, Richard Rodgers and Oscar Hammerstein, John Kander and Fred Ebb, Cole Porter, Stephen Sondheim, and Andrew Lloyd Webber. Neil Berg is at the piano in this jubilant review, supported by an all-star New York band. Tickets for all Fowler Center Series events may be purchased by calling (870) 972-2781 or 1-888-278-3267, or online. For details, call Fowler Center at ext. 3471, or see the NewsPage release.

Torchbearers may choose one of two receptions Nov. 18
Faculty, emeritus faculty, and staff members of Torchbearers have two options for the Tuesday, Nov. 18 celebration receptions. Each Torchbearer may attend the bountiful breakfast buffet (eggs, bacon, biscuits, sausage, gravy, fruit) from 7:30-9 a.m. in Centennial Hall or an afternoon "Happy Hour," with a mashed potato bar, from 3:30-5 p.m. in the Heritage Lounge. The door prize drawings will take place in the morning, but it is not necessary to be present to win.  Some of the prizes are: two red padded laptop cases from the Convocation Center, a $25 gift certificate from J&M Cakes, and an autographed calendar from the Lady Red Wolves basketball team. Torchbearers planning to attend may call or e-mail RSVPs to Elaine Poynter, University Development, at ext. 2718. Still need to join? It’s not too late. Call, e-mail, or fill out a pledge card.

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