The 2019-2020 ASUMH Performing Arts Series will present another spectacular year of entertainment and fun in its ninth season! The ninth season begins in October with performances in the Ed Coulter Performing Arts Center inside the Vada Sheid Community Development Center on the ASUMH campus.
The season includes the following shows:
Croce Plays Croce
Monday, October 14, 2019
Presented by the Haley Cultural Arts Endowment
Ticket Price: $20 adults, $10 students
Croce Plays Croce pays homage to the legacy of Jim Croce and features his son, A.J. who sings a complete set of classics by his legendary father, some of his own tunes, and songs that influenced both A.J. and his father. The show often includes such timeless songs as “Operator,” “You Don’t Mess Around with Jim,” “Workin’ at the Car Wash Blues,” “Rapid Roy (The Stock Car Boy),” “One Less Set of Footsteps,” “Lovers Cross,” and “Box #10,” to name a few. Jim Croce was a golden-voiced everyman, a singer-songwriter-guitarist who died too soon. Now, for the first time in 40 years, you can experience the music of Jim Croce sung by his son.
Vienna Boys Choir
Saturday, November 16, 2019
Sponsored by Mary Walker in honor of her sister, Irene Murray
Ticket Price: $35 adults, $17.50 students
The angelic-voiced musicians of the Vienna Boys Choir have been singing at Vienna’s Imperial Chapel since 1296. For six centuries, these young cultural ambassadors have been adored the world over for their wide range of repertoire, purity of tone, and generosity of musical spirit. The Vienna Boys Choir is the world’s foremost children’s choral group and includes 100 choristers between the ages of nine and fourteen. “Journey Through the Americas,” features classical, pop and folk music selections from countries throughout North, South and Central America, and as always, a sprinkling of much-beloved Austrian favorites.
A Very Postmodern Christmas with Postmodern Jukebox
Sunday, December 8, 2019
Presented by the Ed and Lucretia Coulter Performing Arts Endowment
Ticket Price: $30 adults, $15 students
Modern day hits from Aerosmith to Abba with a vintage feel! Postmodern Jukebox was formed as a way to bring the classic sounds of old jazz, Sinatra, and Motown back into the mainstream. Postmodern Jukebox has grown over the last five years to include more than fifty crooners and another fifty instrumentalists who perform for millions of fans around the world. It is a rotating collective of the finest performers with a retro vibe full of soul!
The Choir of Man
Wednesday, February 5, 2020
Ticket Price: $30 adults, $15 students
The runaway hit of numerous international music festivals is hitting the road for a U.S. tour! Known across the globe as “the ultimate feel-good show,” The Choir of Man offers up 90 minutes of indisputable joy! It’s a party. It’s a concert. It’s a pint-filled good time set in a working pub that combines hair-raising harmonies, high-energy dance, and live percussion with foot-stomping choreography. The multi-talented cast of nine handsome blokes sings everything – pub tunes, folk, Broadway, classic rock – all to roof-raising heights. It’s the best singing, dancing, stomping, pub-crawl-of-a-concert you’ll ever attend! CHEERS!
Georgia on My Mind: The Music of Ray Charles with Take 6, Clint Holmes and Nnenna Freelon
Sunday, March 1, 2020
Sponsored by Bob and Mary Walker
Ticket Price: $35 adults, $17.50 students
Ray Charles, a Georgia native son, was an American treasure who won every major honor from the Georgia Music Hall of Fame to the Hollywood Walk of Fame…from the Kennedy Center Honors to a GRAMMY Lifetime Achievement Award and induction into the Rock n’ Roll Hall of Fame. Boasting iconic tunes from the catalogue of the genius himself, we celebrate Ray’s music with an all-star cast of award- winning performers, including Take 6, a ten-time GRAMMY winning vocal sensation. Their exciting performances defy categorization, and have led to collaborations with Quincy Jones, Stevie Wonder, Queen Latifah, and the genius, Ray Charles. Clint Holmes, a Las Vegas-based vocal star, has been selling out concert halls around the world. His exciting soulful stylings will bring magic to this enchanted evening. Nnenna Freelon. a six-time GRAMMY nominee and Downbeat vocalist of the year, will add her soulful vocal style to the Ray mix. Kirk Whalum, GRAMMY award winner, hails from Memphis. Together, they honor the genius from Georgia — Ray Charles!
Arvest Concert Series presents:
Thursday, October 24, 2019
Free – No admission charge. No tickets required.
It’s nearly impossible to explain the exceptional talents of EmiSunshine, the 14-year-old prodigy from East Tennessee. Born Emilie Sunshine Hamilton, the singer, songwriter and multi-instrumentalist is a throwback to earlier eras of country music when trendsetters like Bessie Smith, June Carter, Loretta Lynn and Hank Williams made history. The sassy, strikingly powerful, ultra-entertainer is bound and determined to follow in their footsteps, and while she has some pretty big shoes to fill, this little lady fits the bill. Since her breakout at just nine years old, Emi has garnered more than 14 million YouTube views and a half million Facebook followers.
Gaston Lecture Series presents:
Peter Giuliano: “Dracula” – 40 weeks with director Francis Ford Coppola
Tuesday, October 29, 2019
Free – No admission charge. No tickets required.
The experience of working for director Francis Ford Coppola on his 1991 movie, “Bram Stoker’s Dracula,” was one of the most memorable in Peter’s forty plus years in the film and television Industry. Peter will share behind the scenes stories of his adventure working for this iconic film director, the cast, and crew.
To make all of this possible, support is provided by Performing Arts Series patrons beyond the cost of tickets. Because ticket revenue rarely covers the costs of bringing top-quality entertainment to our community, generous donations from patrons help to cover production expenses and artist fees. Season Ticket Price: $130, includes all above shows – a savings of $20 if bought separately. Season tickets go on sale according to the following levels of patron gifts:
$5,000 Patrons – June 10
$2,500 Patrons – June 17
$1,500 Patrons – June 24
$1,000 Patrons – July 1
$500 Patrons – July 15
$250 Patrons – June 29
$150 Patrons – August 5
Season Tickets go on sale to the public August 19
Individual Tickets go on sale to the public September 9
For more information on becoming a patron of the performing arts, contact Christy Keirn at 870-508-6109. For tickets, order online at http://www.thesheid.com or by calling toll-free 800-965-9324.
Pictured: (left to right) Robin Myers, Chancellor of ASUMH; Sutherland, and Mollie Morgan, Development Officer
Suzanne Schmoker Sutherland, a former instructor of Developmental Studies at Arkansas State University-Mountain Home, has established an endowed scholarship to be awarded to students of ASUMH each semester. The scholarship endowment is for students who have a financial need and who are pursuing a degree at ASUMH. The scholarship will provide $1,000 annually to be used for tuition, books or fees and recipients will be chosen by the ASUMH scholarship committee. Students must maintain a 2.5 GPA, and must submit an application and essay and show determination to finish their degree.
Sutherland served as an instructor at ASUMH from 1997 – 2009. For more information on this and other scholarship opportunities at ASUMH, contact Mollie Morgan at 870-508-6191.
Spring 2019 scholars at Arkansas State University-Mountain Home have been named to the Chancellor’s List and Vice Chancellor’s List. Students who have a 4.0-grade point average are on the Chancellor’s List, and students who have a 3.6 to 3.99-grade point average are on the Vice Chancellor’s List. Students must have 12 credit hours of college-level coursework in the semester for which they are named to the lists.
Chancellor’s List for ASUMH
Vice Chancellor’s List for ASUMH
Mountain Home, AR — Arkansas State University – Mountain Home (ASUMH) received a gift of stock valued at more than $200,000 from Dr. Ed and Lucretia Coulter on May 2, 2019, to establish the Ed and Lucretia Coulter Performing Arts Endowment. The endowment is designated for a holiday/fall seasonal show as a part of the Performing Arts Series at ASUMH.
The stock, transferred at the sale of Integrity First Bank to Stuttgart’s Farmers & Merchants Bank, is in recognition of the involvement of the former First National Bank and Trust in the development of the initial footprint of the campus and the Performing Arts Series at ASUMH by ASUMH’s founding Chancellor and his wife.
“This gift is our way of saying thank you for the support of First National Bank, Integrity First Bank, and others in the community who have been so instrumental in the creation of the university and of the performing arts series that Lucretia and I both love so much,” said Coulter. “We decided to make our gift by donating stock from Integrity First Bank – originally First National Bank. First National Bank was extremely involved in creating the initial campus by endowing a building and that support has continued through the years in a number of ways, including the performing arts.”
In 1997, First National Bank and Trust Co. pledged $500,000 to endow one of the four buildings on the college’s new campus. Throughout the years, they have supported the institution through scholarships and sponsorships, including an inaugural season performance of the Arkansas Symphony in the newly constructed Vada Sheid Community Development Center in 2010.
“Lucretia and I want to be a part of making sure the performing arts keep going.” The Coulters have enjoyed seeing the performing arts council develop from a small group of dedicated arts enthusiasts and volunteers when the Vada Sheid Community Development Center opened in 2010. As Chancellor, Coulter appointed the members and the council has set the programming for the series for the past nine seasons. “We are so proud of the continued leadership of Chancellor Dr. Robin Myers, and of director Christy Keirn and the Performing Arts Council’s programming and the success of the series,” said Dr. Ed Coulter, Chancellor Emeritus of ASUMH.
“I am passionate about the performing arts,” added Lucretia. “I’m ecstatic that we have the Ed Coulter Performing Arts Center here on the ASUMH campus, and that it provides all types of programs for our community to enjoy.” The 824-seat Ed Coulter Performing Arts Center is located inside the Vada Sheid Community Development Center.
The Coulter name is synonymous with another family name on the campus of ASUMH. Dr. Coulter’s first wife, Fran, who died in 2004, was the daughter of J.D. and Allena Dryer. “The Dryers were one of the true pioneer families of this area,” added Coulter. “J.D. was a founding board member of First National Bank and Trust.” The ASUMH campus was also blessed with the construction of Dryer Hall in honor of J.D. and Allena at the campus opening in 2000. Fran was a history professor at ASUMH and the Fran Coulter Honors Program bears her name.
“This is an incredible gift to ASUMH and we are so grateful for Ed and Lucretia’s support of the faculty, staff and students on this campus and the larger community that enjoys the arts. The names and institutions this gift represents are truly special to ASUMH,” said Dr. Robin Myers, Chancellor of ASUMH. “The Coulter and Dryer families are synonymous with education in Mountain Home. Integrity First Bank and First National Bank and Trust certainly are, as well. With this significant gift, both Ed and Lucretia Coulter will be remembered forever as true patrons of the arts here in Mountain Home. We are grateful for the Coulters’ gift that will enhance the performing arts series at ASUMH for years to come.”
Photo Attached: Christy Keirn, Director of Communications and Institutional Advancement at ASUMH; Dr. Ed Coulter, Chancellor Emeritus at ASUMH; Lucretia Coulter; Dr. Robin Myers, Chancellor of ASUMH; Mollie Morgan, Development Officer at ASUMH
ASUMH is very proud to announce that will be joining more than 240 collegiate fishing teams with two teams in the Carhartt Bassmaster College Series bass fishing tournament this week in Mountain Home!
The tournament will take place April 25-27 on Bull Shoals Lake. “This is the first time ASUMH has entered into a collegiate sports event. ASUMH’s participation in college bass fishing is long overdue, so we are very excited to make this announcement,” said Matt Klinger, sponsor and coach.
The tournament take-off will be at the Bull Shoals Boat Dock at 6:30 AM. The teams will arrive back at the dock for weigh-ins at 2:30 PM. A high school tournament is also scheduled on Norfork Lake on Sunday.
“The Carhartt Bassmaster College Series presented by Bass Pro Shops gives college anglers a platform for competing with their peers in a national setting. Anglers can compete in one of five regionals and in a Wild Card tournament for the opportunity to advance to the national championship. From there, one college angler earns a coveted berth in bass fishing’s biggest tournament, the Bassmaster Classic,” according to the Bassmaster website.
For more information, contact: Matt Klinger, PE Instructor/Intramural Coordinator for Arkansas State University – Mountain Home, at (phone) 870-508-6363 or firstname.lastname@example.org. Bassmaster tournament info is available at: https://www.bassmaster.com/college-bass-fishing
Photo: (Left to right) Cheston Jones of Mountain Home, AR; Addison Mahan of Mountain Home, AR; Colton Shipman of Oakland, AR; and Christopher Burkhart of Mountain Home, AR
Ready 2 Weld
June 3-28, 2019
8:00 – 5:00 Monday – Friday
In just one month you can:
• Develop intermediate gas metal arc welding skills
• Become confident welding aluminum
• Gain work-ready skills in demand by local industry
FREE to those who qualify for the Arkansas Workforce Challenge Grant*
Get started by:
- Completing the ASUMH Workforce Training registration form available at the ASUMH Technical Center or by contacting one of the people below.
- Complete the Arkansas Workforce Challenge Grant application at scholarships.adhe.edu
VISIT THE ASUMH TECHNICAL CENTER TO REGISTER AND APPLY FOR THE CHALLENGE GRANT!
*Includes personal protective equipment and all supplies needed for the course. Cost is $800 for students who do not apply for or qualify for the Challenge Grant.
“Neurodiversity in the Rural Community College”
Arkansas State University-Mountain Home (ASUMH) student Abe Unwer will present the APEX Fellowship lecture on April 24 and 25 in the McMullin Lecture Hall in Dryer Hall on the ASUMH campus.
The presentation schedule is as follows:
Wednesday, April 24: 12-1 p.m. in McMullin Lecture Hall
Thursday, April 25: 6-7:30 p.m. in McMullin Lecture Hall (Reception to Follow)
The goal of the Apex Fellowship is for an ASUMH student, in collaboration with an ASUMH faculty member, to pursue and research a subject of inquiry, evaluate the subject’s significance, create a project reflecting the scholarship, and share the experience with ASUMH and the Mountain Home community through a lecture series.
The theme of the lecture will be “Neurodiversity in the Rural Community College” by Abe Unwer. The presentation will focus on the three most prevalent conditions of neurodiversty found in community college populations: Dyslexia, Asperger’s Syndrome, and ADHD.
Neurodiversity is defined as a normal variation in the human population of brain traits and characteristics.
Examining the historical misconceptions of these conditions will provide a contextual relationship to current knowledge. The culmination of action-ready, literature-driven data provides strategies to improve identification, educational opportunities, and community inclusion of neurodiverse students.
Dr. Cynthia Crisel, associate professor of Psychology at ASUMH, will join Unwer at the lecture to offer context and perspective on his research.
Unwer has struggled with dyslexia throughout his life. Despite the challenges, he has excelled in college, serving as
- Student representative to Higher Learning Commission
- Student representative for ASUMH SWOT analysis
- President of Beta-Iota-Epsilon chapter of Phi Theta Kappa Honor Society
- ASUMH outstanding academic achiever in Psychology in 2017
- Member of Student Government
- EMS Club
- Student Representative of ASUMH Diversity Committee
- 2019-2010 Regional Eastern President of Arkansas-Oklahoma Region of PTK
Unwer’s interest in neurodiversity identification, education, and inclusion was ignited by information offered within a 2017 psychology course as well as his personal experiences as a neurodiverse student.
He is currently pursuing an Associate of Arts degree at ASUMH and will graduate in May before beginning a progression of steps leading to becoming a medical doctor specializing in emergency surgery.
Cynthia Crisel serves as assistant professor of Psychology at ASUMH. She is a qualitative research scientist whose interests lie in transformational studies and human potential. She holds a PhD from the California Institute of Integral Studies, a MA degree from Goddard College in Vermont, MA; and a BS from ASU-Jonesboro.
Tickets are not required for the APEX Lecture and there is no admission charge. For more information, contact ASUMH at 870-508-6100.
Photo attached: (left to right) Dr. Cynthia Crisel and Abe Unwer
Arkansas State University-Mountain Home’s third annual Truck Party will be held on Thursday, March 7, 2019. The event benefits the ASUMH Foundation and will feature live entertainment, a fajita buffet, and great prizes given throughout the night. Proceeds from the Truck Party will be used to assist the college’s Ed Coulter Student Emergency Fund and the general scholarship fund.
The party will begin promptly at 6 p.m. and end at 8 p.m. in the McClure Convention Center in the Vada Sheid Community Development Center at ASUMH. Every ticket holder will be issued a number corresponding to a numbered ping pong ball. More than 30 prizes will be awarded to the winning numbers drawn, and everyone will be eligible for the grand prize – a 2000 Dodge Dakota, 4-wheel drive, donated by Yelcot Communications. The truck was painted by Pirate Nation Customs and is outfitted with a camper and gear rack, including a coordinating kayak.
Tickets for the event are $60 per person. Businesses and individuals giving gifts valued at $500 or more are considered major donors and will receive two complimentary admission tickets. All donors receive wonderful publicity throughout the event.
Tickets are available in person at the Vada Sheid Community Development Center, or by calling (870) 508-6280. Visit www.asumh.edu/truckparty for an updated list of prizes or to purchase tickets.
Photo attached left to right: Christy Keirn and Nickey Robbins of ASUMH with the donated truck and Clint Czeschin and Phillip Frame of Yelcot Communications
Arkansas State University-Mountain Home (ASUMH) would like to invite the public to a Scholarship Fair on March 4, 2019, from 2 pm until 6 pm at the Vada Sheid Community Development Center’s McClure Convention Center. This event is free and open to the public. It will be a drop-in event so that people may come and go as they would like. There will be 25+ scholarship representatives in attendance. A representative from the Arkansas Department of Higher Education will be in attendance to answer questions regarding the state scholarships.
- Refreshments will be served
- A photo booth (for professional and fun photos)
- A drawing for two $500.00scholarships
- A computer lab will be set up with volunteers to assist students withscholarship essay and resume writing
- ASUMH Financial Aid staff will be on hand to assist with FAFSA questions and assistance with completion of the FAFSA
- ASUMH admissions representatives and advisors will be in attendance to assist students who are ready to be admitted and registered.
Suggested documents (not required for the event):
- College Transcripts
- Letters of Recommendation
- List of Accomplishments and activities in the school and the community
- 2017 Student and Parent (if applicable) Tax Returns
Suggested documents for High School Seniors (not required for the event):
- ACT Scores
- Shot Records
- High School Transcript
- Letters of Recommendation
- List of accomplishments and activities in the school and the community
- 2017 Student and Parent (if applicable) tax returns.