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Harding University brightens up the holiday season

Harding University brightens up the holiday season

 

SEARCY, Ark. — Harding University students, faculty and staff will begin the holiday season Monday, Nov. 28, 2011, at 6 p.m. for the annual Christmas lighting ceremony on the front lawn in the quadrangle near the American Heritage Center.

President David B. Burks will lead the crowd in a countdown at the end of which over 100,000 LED lights will illuminate the campus.

Preparations for the event have been underway since October when the physical resources department began hanging lights throughout campus. The lights will remain on into the new year, and Arkansans are encouraged to add the campus to their lists of light displays to visit this year.

There are many events happening on campus this holiday season. From concerts to plays, the whole family can enjoy Christmas at Harding. For more information, visit www.harding.edu/calendar or follow us on Facebook at www.facebook.com/searcy and Twitter @HardingU.

New documentary featuring Harding University in Greece

New documentary featuring Harding University in Greece

SEARCY, Ark. — Harding University International Programs recently launched a new documentary spotlighting the University’s campus in Athens, Greece. This new feature film gives the viewer a closer look at the life of a University student studying there.

The Harding University in Greece (HUG) documentary is the second film in a series that began in 2010. During their time at Harding University, alumni Nick Michael and Tyler Jones spent a semester studying at the University’s international campus in Florence, Italy (HUF). Michael and Jones, having experienced Renaissance through culture, discovery and learning, returned with a desire to share their story of transformation. They met with Dr. Jack Shock, chair of the department of mass communication; Dr. Mike James, director of HUG; and Dr. Jeff Hopper, dean of International Programs, and the idea of creating documentaries to highlight international campuses was born.

Kevin Kerby + Battery performance to air Nov. 11 as part of AETN Arts Fridays

Kevin Kerby + Battery performance to air Nov. 11 as part of AETN Arts Fridays

 

“AETN Presents: On the Front Row With Kevin Kerby + Battery” will premiere on the Arkansas Educational Television Network (AETN) Friday, Nov. 11, at 6:30 p.m.

“AETN Presents: On the Front Row” is part of AETN Arts Fridays, featuring world class arts and culture programming and locally produced series.

Kevin Kerby + Battery features entertaining, energetic rock ‘n’ roll and the honest songwriting style of lead singer, Kevin Kerby. The band often helps bridge the gap between themselves and the audience with their witty banter and humble demeanor.

Arkansas State University-Beebe Singers to perform in Yuletide Madrigal Feast

Arkansas State University-Beebe Singers to perform in Yuletide Madrigal Feast

 

BEEBE –The Arkansas State University-Beebe Singers will celebrate the coming holiday season with the color and pageantry of a Yuletide Madrigal Feast Thursday, Dec. 1, and Saturday, Dec. 3 at 6 p.m.

All the regal and ceremonial pomp of Merrie Olde England will be brought to life in the University Café in the Student Center on the Beebe campus, located at 610 N. Pecan St.

The evening will begin with wassail, followed by an elegant feast served with all the pomp and grandeur befitting such a festive occasion at a cost of $20.00 per person.

Musical entertainment will accent each course of the magnificent feast, with fair ladies and gentlemen, a court jester and general merriment under the direction of Dr. Timothy Bartlett.  Dr. Brent Bristow conducts instrumental offerings, and Mary Jo Parker is the accompanist.

Tickets must be purchased in advance, as seating is limited.

AETN to host Portfolio Day 2011

AETN to host Portfolio Day 2011

 

The Arkansas Educational Television Network (AETN), in partnership with the Arkansas Arts Educators, will host Portfolio Day 2011 Saturday, Nov. 19, from 9:30 a.m. to 3 p.m. at the network headquarters, 350 South Donaghey Avenue, Conway. The event is designed for high school students interested in pursuing a post-secondary education in an art-related degree program.

Representatives of colleges and universities throughout the region will be on hand to review students’ portfolios and discuss programs and scholarship opportunities.

‘AETN Presents’ to feature folk artists Still on the Hill Friday

‘AETN Presents’ to feature folk artists Still on the Hill Friday

 

“AETN Presents: On the Front Row With Still on the Hill” will premiere Friday, Nov. 4, at 6:30 p.m. on the Arkansas Educational Television Network (AETN).

“AETN Presents: On the Front Row” is part of AETN Arts Fridays, featuring world class arts and culture programming and locally produced series.

Hailing from the Ozarks, Still on the Hill features a unique brand of Arkansan “folkgrass.” The accomplished multi-instrumental and 2010 Governor’s Arts Award-winning duo of Kelly Mullhollan and Donna Stjerna has produced seven albums since 2001. The group’s repertoire is primarily their own original compositions interspersed with new arrangements of traditional songs.

Still on the Hill performs songs from their newest CD, “Ozark: A Celebration in Song.” The project was born out of their travels in the Ozarks and from collecting song ideas from their audiences during their performances.

AETN Foundation offers tickets to Celtic Thunder; group members to make in-studio appearance

AETN Foundation offers tickets to Celtic Thunder; group members to make in-studio appearance

 

Tickets to the performance of “Celtic Thunder” Sunday, Nov. 6, at 7:30 p.m. at the Robinson Center Music Hall in Little Rock are now available exclusively through the Arkansas Educational Television Network Foundation.

“Celtic Thunder” is a group featuring six male vocalists: Neil Byrne, 32, of Ireland; Emmet Cahill, 20, of Mullingar, County Westmeath in Ireland; George Donaldson, 42, of Glasgow, Scotland; Keith Harkin, 25 of Derry, Northern Ireland; Ryan Kelly, 33, of Moy in County Tyrone, Northern Ireland; and the newest member, Daniel Furlong, 13, of Taghmon in County Wexford on the Southeast coast of Ireland.

Tickets are also available for a special performance by Harkin, with special guests Rebecca Harkin and Cahill, in the AETN studios Monday, Nov.