Nov. 27, 2006

Calendar highlights:

* Bluegrass Monday Benefit Concert, 6:30 p.m., tonight, Fowler Center

* ASU Bookstore, faculty-staff appreciation event, Tuesday, 9-4

* Madrigal Feaste, Nov. 30-Dec. 2

* Chautauqua on Hemingway, Sunday, Piggott (see article)

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KASU to host Bluegrass Monday benefit concert
KASU will present its first Bluegrass Monday Benefit Concert on tonight at 6:30 p.m. in Riceland Hall, Fowler Center. Tickets are $10 each with proceeds assisting KASU’s efforts in promoting bluegrass music in the region.  Seating is general admission, and tickets will be available at the door. Three bluegrass bands from the region will perform at this three-hour event: Stone County Connection, Grassfire and Hard Drive Bluegrass. For details contact Marty Scarbrough at KASU, 91.9 FM, ASU's 100,000-watt public broadcasting service.

Archaeological Society Lecture is Wednesday
The Central Mississippi Valley Archaeological Society will host a lecture, "Life in Northeast Arkansas 700 Years Ago," by Dr. Claudine Payne of the Arkansas Archeological Survey's Blytheville Research Station on Wednesday at 7 p.m. in the ASU Museum, Room 157. This program presents some highlights of more than three years of Arkansas Archeological Society fieldwork at the Eaker site.

National Meth Awareness Day will be Thursday
Nov. 30 has been declared National Meth Awareness Day by the U.S. Attorney General's office. ASU Student Affairs, in partnership with Assistant U.S. Attorney General Bud Cummins, will host a program on meth awareness Thursday at 1 p.m. in the Student Union Auditorium. Cummins' presentation will feature an actual meth lab. Faculty and staff may want to encourage First Year Experience classes, Greek organizations, criminology and social work classes, and the student body to attend. For details, contact Student Affairs at extension 3355.

Hemingway-Pfeiffer Museum to present Chautauqua
The Hemingway-Pfeiffer Museum and the Matilda and Karl Pfeiffer Museum will present a Chautauqua titled "On Hemingway: Three Views" on Sunday, Dec. 3, at 3 p.m. Touring literary scholar and Chautauqua performer Betty Jean Steinshouer will present the three-act program, discussing Hemingway via the personae of authors Willa Cather, Marjorie Kinnan Rawlings, and Gertrude Stein. The performance will take place in the Great Room of the Matilda and Karl Pfeiffer Museum in Piggott, with parking at the Hemingway-Pfeiffer Museum on Cherry Street. Admission is free, but reserved seat tickets are required. For details, contact the museum at 598-3487.

Department of Music to present Madrigal Feaste
Reminder: The eighth Madrigal Feaste will be Nov. 30 – Dec. 2 at 6:30 p.m. in the Grand Hall, Fowler Center. The Chamber Singers and Dr. Dale Miller, director of choral activities, will host the evening’s entertainment. Tickets for the Thursday performance are available through today, and Saturday tickets may be purchased through Wednesday through the Central Box Office, ext. 2781. The Friday performance will be hosted by the Faculty Women’s Club, and tickets may be purchased from Carol Tinsley at 972-3234. All seats are reserved. Ticket prices are $35, and $30 for ASU faculty, staff, students and senior citizens. Proceeds benefit the choir’s concert tour to Carnegie Hall in January 2008, and the choral scholarship program. For details, click on NewsPage.

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