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100th Year

Nov. 11, 2009

Calendar highlights:

Lecture-Concert Series presents pianist Robert Henry, Monday, Nov. 30, 7:30 p.m., Riceland Hall, Fowler Center

World AIDS Day Conference, Tuesday, Dec. 1, 8:30 a.m.-6 p.m., Student Union Auditorium


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Dr. Lonnie Williams honored at Silas Hunt reception
Dr. Lonnie Williams, associate vice chancellor, Student Affairs, was honored with a public reception at 3 p.m. on Monday, Nov. 9, at the University of Arkansas-Fayetteville's Multicultural Center (Arkansas Union Room 404), to honor Dr. Williams as one of thisDr. Lonnie Williams year's Silas Hunt Legacy Award recipients. Remarks were given by Chancellor G. David Gearhart, Dr. Charles Robinson and Dr. Williams. After a long career in student affairs at the University of Arkansas, Dr. Williams (B.S.B.A. 1978, M.Ed. 1984, Ed.S. 1991, Ed.D. 2001) is currently the associate vice chancellor for student affairs at ASU-Jonesboro. The Silas Hunt Award recognizes African Americans for their significant contributions to the community, state and nation. Throughout the 2009-10 academic year, recipients will visit with students and the community on the University of Arkansas campus. The year of celebration will conclude at a black-tie event in April--the second of its kind. The other recipients are Johnetta Cross Brazzell, Ronnie Brewer and Gerald Jordan.

Lecture-Concert Series presents Dr. Frank Ticheli Nov. 12
Dr. Frank Ticheli and Ron Barron are the featured performers in the sixth event of Arkansas State University’s Lecture-Concert Series. Internationally known conductor and Dr. Frank Tichelipianist Frank Ticheli will be accompanied by a special guest, former principal trombonist of the Boston Pops, Ron Barron, in a concert, “The Music of Frank Ticheli.” Ron Barron will perform Ticheli’s “Concertino,” a concertino for solo trombone and concert band. “The Music of Frank Ticheli” will also include performances by the ASU Choir, the ASU Wind Ensemble, and student/faculty chamber ensembles, as well as by special guest Ron Barron. The concert is Thursday, Nov. 12, at 7:30 p.m. in Riceland Hall, Fowler Center, 201 Olympic Drive. This event, like all events in the Lecture-Concert Series, is free and open to the public. The event is co-sponsored by the Department of Music, ASU Bands, the Society of Composers, Inc. Student Chapter, and a Meet the Composers grant. Review Ticheli's complete concert program online here. For other details, see the Lecture-Concert NewsPage release or the Department of Music's NewsPage release.

ASU Theatre's 'Little Shop of Horrors' opens Nov. 13
Man-eating plant invades ASU Theatre! The ASU Theatre announces the cast for the November production of “Little Shop of Horrors” by Howard Ashman and Alan Menken“Little Shop of Horrors” will be performed Friday-Saturday, Nov. 13-14 and Monday-Wednesday, Nov. 16-18 at 7:30 p.m. A “meet the company” dessert reception will follow the Nov. 13 opening night performance. All performances will take place in Fowler Center. A down-and-out Skid Row floral assistant becomes an overnight sensation when he discovers an exotic plant with a mysterious craving for fresh blood. Soon “Audrey II” grows into an ill-tempered, rhythm-and-blues-singing carnivore who offers him fame and fortune in exchange for feeding its growing appetite. The ASU Theatre’s production of ‘Little Shop of Horrors’ is under the stage direction of Molly Simpson, professor of Theatre. Marc Sexton will serve as music director. Stacy Alley, associate professor of Theatre, will be serving as choreographer. Scenic and lighting design will be by Jeff McLaughlin, assistant professor of Theatre, and Brent Foland, assistant professor of Theatre, will serve as costume designer. Stage management duties for the production have been assigned to Meredith Hendrix, a junior theatre major from Jonesboro. For details, including cast list, see the NewsPage release.

ASU-Paragould will host open house Nov. 12
Arkansas State University-Paragould will host an open house, Thursday, Nov. 12, from 1-6 p.m., at the campus, located at 2411 West Kingshighway in Paragould. The open house is an opportunity for students to register for spring 2010 classes as well as for  the community to tour the facilities. Refreshments will be served, and visitors will receive free giveways. Everyone from the Paragould area is invited, and those who might wish to attend ASU-Paragould in spring but who have not registered for classes or completed the admission process are urged to attend. High school students and their parents who want to learn more about Paragould in preparation for the 2010-11 school year are also urged to attend. Judy Blevins, project/program manager at ASU-Paragould says the staff will be available to discuss the 2010 spring schedule and answer questions regarding admissions, financial aid, and any other topic about the school. For details, contact Judy Blevins at ASU-Paragould at (870) 236-6354.

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