Nov. 29, 2004

This week:

Holiday Celebration,
Tuesday @ noon, Student Union

Dr. Stan Trauth's Book signing,
1-3 p.m.,
ASU Bookstore

Holiday Open House,
Administration Building, Thursday,
Dec. 2,
2-4 p.m.

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Mr. Jack Daniel's Silver Cornet Band to perform Dec. 9
Mr. Jack Daniel’s Original Silver Cornet Band will perform at the Fowler Center on Thursday, Dec. 9, at 7:30 p.m. in Riceland Hall. The evening’s show, “Hometown Christmas,” will include more than 20 songs with everything from Deck the Halls and O Holy Night, to Santa Claus is Coming to Town. The band has toured the United States since 1978, bringing to life the sights and sounds of a vanished era in American musical history with a 12-piece band of Tennessee musicians. The group plays a unique blend of brass and percussion with guitar and banjo to bring back the music of small town bands of over half a century ago. Individual tickets to the performance are $25 and $20 for adults, $18 and $14 for staff and senior citizens; and $9 and $6 for ASU students. (Specially priced packages are available for season tickets and "Build Your Own Season" to any four events. Call 972-2781 for more ticket information.)
  Other Fowler Center performances this year are: the Memphis Symphony Orchestra on Jan. 29, 2005; Ethos Percussion Group on Feb. 8, 2005; Rockapella on March 22, 2005; and Arkansas Symphony Orchestra on April 26, 2005. For more, see the NewsPage.

ASU Ringers to perform holiday concert Dec. 6
The Department of Music will present the ASU Ringers in concert at 7:30 p.m. on Monday, Dec. 6, in Riceland Hall of the Fowler Center. The Ringers, a handbell choir, is directed by Dr. M. Ellis Julien, professor of music. The choir will be ringing five octaves of Schulmerich handbells and four octaves of Malmark handchimes. The program features selections particularly appropriate for the holiday season and will include the following pieces: Joy to the World, In the Bleak Midwinter, I Saw Three Ships, Manger Medley, O Christmas Tree, Good Christian Friends, Rejoice, Lo! How a Rose, White Christmas, and I Heard the Bells on Christmas Day. For more, see handbells.

Book signing & Faculty/Staff Appreciation event tomorrow
The ASU Bookstore is hosting their annual Faculty & Staff Appreciation event, offering a special discount on merchandise along with holiday refreshments from 1-4 p.m. tomorrow. Also, Dr. Stan Trauth, Biological Sciences, will be honored with a book signing for his new book, The Amphibians and Reptiles of Arkansas, at the ASU Bookstore from 1-3 p.m. Dr. Trauth's 540-page comprehensive, modern reference book was published this summer. For more about his book, see the NewsPage

"Returning to the Classroom" for non-traditional students
ASU is hosting a special program Thursday, Dec. 2, from 6:30-8:30 p.m. for students who are returning to the classroom after being out for an extended time. Geared toward the non-traditional student, the event will include short, informative sessions followed by informal visits with representatives from admissions, financial aid, advising services, and the registrar's office. Returning to the Classroom will be held in the Mockingbird Room of the Student Union.

Staff Senate Educational Stipend winners announced
The Staff Senate Stipend Committee has announced the winners of the five $200 educational stipends for the Spring 2005 semester. The winners are: Tina Beeler, Journalism & Printing; Jeanette Eggers, Financial Aid; Alana Etter, Human Resources; Linda Sue Bryant, Finance; and Tia Wheeley, Library. Applicants included staff and dependents of staff taking classes on the Jonesboro campus. In the spring of each year, the Staff Senate will award five $200 educational stipends which are funded through the annual Staff Senate Picnic. For those who are interested in contributing to this, there is also a fund in the Foundation where persons can give to Staff Senate Educational Stipend. Your Torchbearer contribution may be given to this fund. Anyone wanting to contribute or wanting to change their current designation to the Staff Senate Educational Stipend through Torchbearers may contact Elaine Poynter at or by calling 972-2718.
Who's Who program will recognize 92 students
Tonight at 6 p.m., in the auditorium of the new Student Union, 92 ASU students will be recognized for being selected to the 2004-05 edition of Who's Who Among Students in American Universities and Colleges. A program and recognition reception for the Who's Who recipients will be held with parents and spouses also invited. During the program, recipients will be awarded Who's Who certificates by the dean of their college.

Holiday Celebration is noon tomorrow
Reminder: The Annual Holiday Celebration featuring the ASU Choir and the United Voices Choir along with the tree lighting ceremony will be held at noon tomorrow in the Student Union Center Court. All faculty, staff and students are invited to attend.  The Holiday Open House in the Administration will be Thursday, Dec. 2, 2-4 p.m. Everyone is invited.

Annual Pottery Sale this Thursday - Saturday
Reminder: In case you missed it last week, the Department of Art will have its annual pottery sale Thursday through Saturday, Dec. 2-4 in the Fine Art Center Gallery. The hours for the sale are from 6:30 - 8:30 p.m. on Thursday, Dec. 2; 10 a.m. until 5 p.m. on Friday, Dec. 3; and 10 a.m. until 3 p.m. on Saturday, Dec. 4. For more information, please call the Department of Art at 972-3050.

'Inside ASU' is available through other means
If you are one of the loyal readers of Inside ASU who just can't wait to read the latest edition, here's a couple of alternatives to the ASU Daily Digest . . . Inside ASU may be accessed directly from the ASU home page at any time by clicking on the "Faculty and Staff" link at the top, then "Inside ASU," the third item down on the list of options.  Or, if you would prefer to have a copy mailed directly to your inbox, send a note to and we will add your address to a list we use for direct distribution.

Last day of classes, finals and December commencement
The last of day of classes for the semester is Monday, Dec. 6. Tuesday, Dec. 7, is dedicated as study day with finals beginning on Wednesday, Dec. 8, and continuing through Tuesday, Dec. 14. Commencement will be held at 7 p.m. on Friday, Dec. 17, at the Convocation Center.

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