Union "Grand Opening" planned for March 24
The long-awaited new Student Union will
officially open Wednesday, March 24, according to Student Affairs
to celebrate the grand opening include several events and activities
throughout the last week of March. Details of the events will be
announced in the next few days.
The Student Union
(see more photos) will be
include a center court (to hold
weekly events) and food court (Starbucks Coffee, Godfather’s Pizza, Chik-fil-A, Clyde's Grill). There will also be an auditorium with
theatre seating for movies, a game room and television lounges, study
rooms and study lounges, student activities offices, a dining hall,
gallery, aerobics hall and fitness center (with on-site staff to provide
assistance and training). The 92,000-square-foot Student
Union has been in the making since 1997 when the SGA began promoting the
idea. The Student Union was Phase I of two
projects. Phase II is renovation of the 1964-era Reng Center to
accommodate all student services
in one location.
Faculty and student achievements
Martin Huss, Biological Sciences, recently published an article in a
scientific journal. Dr. Gilbert Fowler, Journalism, has been
elected to an office with Phi Kappa Phi. Dr. Lonnie Williams,
Student Affairs, has been nominated to attend a national summit. Tyra Turner Whittaker, Rehabilitation
Counseling, recently made a presentation.
Risch, Biological Sciences, and five undergraduate students recently
made a presentation. Read more details in Campus News.
Debate Team takes honors again
Weekend before last,
the ASU Debate Team took top honors again competing in the
Fulbright Championships, beating Harding University, Ouachita Baptist
University, John Brown University and the University of Arkansas.
Varsity debaters Chris Helms and Brett Atkinson were first and second
place speakers, defeating 64 other speakers. Congratulations to
this team and faculty sponsors!
'Wallflowers' opens Thursday with reception
“Wallflowers” will open this
Thursday in the Bradbury Gallery with an opening reception at 5 p.m. The opening reception and
exhibition are admission-free, and open to everyone. In
all, 16 artists who share their own individual perspectives and
interpretations of the flower are featured. This will include drawings,
paintings, photographs and ceramics. In addition, the Jonesboro Garden
Club will hold their annual flower show in conjunction with the exhibit,
creating flower arrangements inspired by the works in the gallery. The
exhibit will continue through April 18. Gallery
hours are noon to 5 p.m., Tuesday through Saturday, and Sundays 2 – 5
more details, see the
news release or contact the
Fowler Center, 910-8115.
financial counseling on campus this week
In case you missed the e-mail,
TIAA-CREF will offer a financial education seminar and one-on-one
financial counseling sessions on campus this week. The seminar, "Five
Habits of Highly Successful Investors," will be 3-4 p.m. on Thursday.
Individual counseling sessions are from 8:30 a.m. until 5 p.m. on
Wednesday and 8:30 a.m. until 2 p.m. on Thursday, but all slots have
been reserved. To be added to a waiting list for vacancies, call (800) 842-2006 or visit www.tiaa-cref.org/moc
or call your HR rep.
Delta Blues Symposium to highlight 1950s
ASU will host "Delta Blues Symposium X: The 1950s," the 10th installment
of an annual conference held each spring on the Jonesboro campus. The
event, scheduled for Thursday through Saturday, March 25-27, is
sponsored by the Department of English and Philosophy with assistance
from the Department of Music, Department of Theatre, Department of
Political Science, Heritage Studies Ph.D. Program, Office of the
President, and Museum.
Program highlights include a student panel presenting
ethnographic descriptions of traditional music performances in the
Delta; the play “Lonesome Tonight” by Jim Tyler Anderson; a concert by
rockabilly pioneers Billy Lee Riley and Sonny Burgess; concurrent
sessions on Mississippi writers, rock and rockabilly, Elvis and Memphis
music, and more. Joel Williamson, University of North Carolina,
will present a featured lecture on “The Elvis Girls.” Fiction and
poetry workshops for pre-enrolled participants, and a concert of works
by Delta composers also are scheduled. For details about these and other
Symposium events, contact the Department of English and Philosophy at
972-3043 or visit the web site at
http://www.clt.astate.edu/blues. All Symposium events are free
and open to the public.
Tony Kenny's Irish Cabaret to
Tony Kenny’s Ireland will perform
at 7:30 p.m. tomorrow in Fowler Center. Tony
Kenny and his co-stars, the Dublin City Dancers, take their Irish music
and show on the road every year, touring the United States. Named
Ireland’s “Entertainer of the Year” in 1998, Kenny began his
career starring in “Jesus Christ Superstar” and “Joseph and the
Amazing Technicolor Dreamcoat.” Tickets for the event are $25 and $20
for adults; $18 and $14 for ASU staff, seniors and students, and $9 and
$6 for ASU students. They may be purchased by calling the Central Box
Office at 972-2781 or going online to http://tickets.astate.edu.
The next Fowler Center events are part of
the Riceland Distinguished Performance Series: the Arkansas Symphony
Orchestra on March 23 and Rhythm and Brass on April 3.
Faculty Women's Club to learn more about
The ASU Faculty Women's Club is
going "on the road" Saturday, April 3. The club is organizing an
educational tour of the Hemingway-Pfeiffer Museum and Education Center
in Piggott. Tour participants also will get an advance look at the
nearby Matilda and Karl Pfeiffer Foundation Museum, which will not open
to the public until May, and hear a presentation by museum director Dr.
Ruth A. Hawkins. The tour is open to everyone (membership in FWC
is not required). More information and a registration form is
located on the Faculty Women's Club web site,
http://fwc.astate.edu. The deadline is March 24.
The Attorney General's Office is working to make the Internet a safe
place for children, adults, consumers and businesses. Attorney General
Mike Beebe and his staff are visiting communities throughout Arkansas to
educate citizens about the potential dangers of the Internet.
This Wednesday, they will conduct their Internet Safety Tour at Fowler
Center for junior high,
middle school, and high school students, elected officials, and law
enforcement personnel. A 6 p.m. presentation, aimed at
interested parents, is open to everyone who would like to attend. For more
details about the series of presentations, visit www.keystosafety.org
or call the Attorney General's office at (800)-448-3014.
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