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ASU - Jonesboro: Lecture~Concert Series 2006-07 season announced with
August 24, 2006 - Arkansas State University in Jonesboro announces
the 2006-2007 Lecture~Concert Series season with 11 events, beginning in
September and continuing through April.
University of California in Los Angeles Professor Judith Carney will
launch the season with a presentation on how rice came to America
Tuesday, Sept.12, at 7 p.m. in the Student Union Auditorium. Her
presentation, “Black Rice: The African Origins of Rice Cultivation in
the Americas,” will explore the agricultural production and diet, but
also the knowledge, impact, and resistance of enslaved men and women
from Africa. This event is funded by Dr. Rosalee and Raymond Weiss of
Teaneck in memory of her mother, Corinne Sternheimer Greenfield who was
born in Jonesboro.
Gary Telgenhoff, a CSI Forensics Consultant, will present “Speak for
You: The Real Vegas CSI” Thursday, Sept. 28, at 7 p.m. in the Student
Union Auditorium. Telgenhoff is currently a forensic pathologist and
deputy medical examiner at the Clark County Coroner’s Office in Las
On Thursday, Oct. 5, at 7 p.m. Civil Rights Activist Diane Nash will
present “The Nonviolent Movement of the 1960s: A Legacy for Today” in
the Student Union Auditorium. Nash is the recipient of “Distinguished
American Award” in 2003. She was appointed by President Kennedy to a
national committee that promoted passage of the Civil Rights Act of
Comic Fred Burns will perform a comedy routine on Tuesday, Oct. 17, at 7
p.m. in the Student Union Auditorium. Born with spinal bifida, Burns
brings an “off-the-wall” look at disabilities and today’s world in
general to stage and has kept audiences laughing for almost 15 years. He
has won the $10,000 prize on the new Extreme Gong Show and was awarded
the 1999 Norman Lear Comedy Award for “Best Comedian with a Disability.”
Richard Cox, a performance anxiety specialist, will be presenting
“Managing Your Head and Body so you can Become a Good Musician” on
Tuesday, Oct. 24, at 7:30 p.m. in the Fine Arts Center Auditorium. His
seminar will tackle one of the fundamental dimensions of successful
Pianist Anne Koscielny will perform on Thursday, Nov. 2, at 7:30 p.m. in
the Riceland Hall of the Fowler Center. Koscielny has performed
worldwide and is the recipient of the first prize in Kosciusko Chopin
competition in New York City, first prize in National Guild of Piano
Teachers Recording Competition, and a Fulbright award for study in
Vienna. She has taught at Harrtt School of Music, the University of
Maryland, and Eastman School of Music.
On Friday, Nov. 10, at 7 p.m. in the Riceland Hall of the Fowler Center,
Henry Louis Gates will present “W.E.B. DuBois and the Encyclopedia of
Africana.” Gates has published numerous works in periodicals such as
Time, The New Yorker, and Transitions magazine and has authored numerous
books. His work deals with everything from the history of slave trade to
today’s popular hip-hop music. In 1997, he was named of one of Time
magazine’s “25 most influential Americans.”
Classical Guitarist David Burgess will perform “Guitar Music of Brazil”
on Tuesday, Jan. 23, 2007 at 7:30 p.m. in the Student Union Auditorium.
He has performed solo programs throughout North and South America,
Europe, and the Far East. He has won top prizes in several international
music competitions and has recorded for CCBS Masterworks, Musical
Heritage Society Tritone and Cameratoa Records.
David Starobin will perform classical guitar music on Tuesday, Feb. 27,
2007 at 7:30 p.m. in the Student Union Auditorium. More than 300 pieces
were written specially for him by a wide variety of composers including
Gunther Schuller and Milton Babbitt. He is the founder of Bridge label
and has taught at the Manhattan School of Music.
Guitarist David Starobin and Conductor George Crum will perform on
Thursday, March 1, 2007 at 7:30 p.m. in the Riceland Hall of the Fowler
Center. Crumb is an American modern composer and Pulitzer Prize winner.
He is known for his innovative means of composition, including his use
of numerology and new playing techniques to generate keyboard and
orchestral pieces like Ancient Voices of Children (1970).
Comedian/Communicator Carl Grant will complete the 2006-07
Lecture~Concert Series at 7 p.m. on Tuesday, April 3, 2007 in the
Student Union Auditorium. He will present “Humor: The Shortest Distance
between People.” A long time educator-athletic coach, businessman and
now professional comedian, Grant combines his understanding of
education, the business environment and the use of humor to help people
effectively incorporate a bit of lightness and creativity into an
The Lecture~Concert Series presents diverse programs to enrich the
cultural life of the campus, community, and region. All programs are
free and open to the public.
Co-sponsors for these events include: College of Humanities and Social
Sciences, the Office of Diversity, the Office of Disability Services,
Department of Music, ASU Piano Club, ASU Guitar Guild, Society of
Composers, and the College of Education.
For more information, please contact Dr. Gil Fowler, associate dean for
The Honors College at 870-972-2308 or via e-mail at email@example.com.
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