Nov. 24, 2003

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In the style of Merrie Olde England 
In the style of Merrie Olde England with costumes, decorations, drama and fanfare, the ASU choirs will present the fifth Madrigal Feaste Thursday, Dec. 4, and Friday, Dec. 5, at 6:30 p.m. in the Grand Hall of Fowler Cast of the Madrigal Feaste (click on photo to see enlarged version)Center. The Chamber Singers, led by Dr. Dale Miller, director of choral activities, will host the evening's entertainment and serve as King Henry the Eighth of England, Jonesboro and Craighead County. Guests will enjoy the Wassail Bowl beginning at 6:15 p.m. and seating will begin with the first fanfare at 6:30 p.m. At last word, tickets for Thursday's performance will be available through Dec. 1 at the ASU Central Ticket Office in the Convocation Center or by calling 972-ASU1. Friday evening's performance is hosted by the ASU Faculty Women's Club and is sold out. Call the Department of Music at 870-972-2094 for further information.  Proceeds from the event will help support the Choir's spring trip to New York for a performance at Carnegie Hall.

Santa's Tribe applications due Wednesday
Wednesday is the last day to submit assistance applications to Santa's Tribe, a group of ASU employees who help other ASU employees in need during Christmas. Submit applications to Tami Watlington in Human Resources, this year's Santa's Tribe chairperson, at

Annual Pottery Sale set for Dec. 4-6
The 30th annual ASU Pottery and Art Sale will be in the Fine Arts Center from 6 to 9 p.m. on Thursday, Dec. 4, 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. on Friday, Dec. 5, and from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. on Saturday, Dec. 6. Items on sale will include: pottery, prints, and paintings, all the work of faculty and students.  The profits will go to supplement the ceramics area with equipment, computers, and software. For more information, please call the Department of Art at 972-3050.

Latest Voices magazine is out
Members of the ASU Alumni Association have received the latest issue of Voices, the association's twice-yearly magazine.  Interested in receiving a copy? Several alumni profiles are featured.  A degree from ASU is not a requirement to join the association; anyone who wants to help support Arkansas State University is welcome. If you are not an Association member and would like to know more about alumni activities and chapters, call the Alumni Relations Office at 972-2586 or visit

Holiday Party at Administration Building
Mark your calendar for the annual Administration Building Holiday Party, Tuesday, Dec. 9.  The 2-4 p.m. event will feature food, music and fun.  Everyone on campus is invited!

Open enrollment time through Wednesday
Reminder ... The month of November is open enrollment time in Human Resources for ASU faculty and staff to make benefit changes. It is especially important to remember to renew your 125 Flexible Spending Plan, which does not automatically renew each year. Please contact your designated HR representative for any benefit changes or to renew the 125 Flexible Spending Plan.  Because of this week's schedule, the deadline has been extended through Wednesday, Dec. 3.

Ringers concerts are Dec. 1 and 8
The ASU Ringers, a handbell choir directed by Dr. M. Ellis Julien, professor of music, will present concerts of Christmas music at Blessed Sacrament Catholic Church in Jonesboro on Monday, Dec. 1, at 7:30 pm. and at the Riceland Hall of Fowler Center on Monday, Dec. 8. The choir will be ringing five octaves of Schulmerich handbells and three octaves of Malmark handbells. Established in 1985, the ASU Ringers is open to members of the student body as well as to members of the faculty, staff and  community. Although most of the students are music majors, several other academic disciplines are also represented.

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