​​FREE Ready 2 Get Ahead Class at ASUMH Oct. 16-20

Arkansas State University-Mountain Home (ASUMH) will hold a week-long class called Ready 2 Get Ahead where students can earn a $125 stipend for attending. The class is scheduled to be held

October 16​20​ from 8​a​.m. – 5 p.m. and is geared for any age person who is looking for work or who wishes to move from entry-level jobs into higher-level employment.  
 
Students will earn a $125 stipend/gift card​ for attending on time each day​ and ​will ​hear from local employers. Classes will be held​ at St. Andrews Episcopal Church (511 Coley Drive) on Monday, Tuesday and Thursday and​on the ASUMH campus​ (​1600 South College Street​) on Wednesday and Friday.​ Students must pre-register byThursday Oct. 12

​by calling Amanda Herd at 870-508-6245 or Cindy Young at 870-508-6385.  
 
Coursework includes:
 
Arkansas Career Readiness Certificate (CRC): A portable credential based upon the WorkKeys assessments. Demonstrates to a prospective employer that the CRC earner has the skills needed for 21st century jobs.
 
Ready2Work: Define career goals and get the basic skills needed to become a successful employee. Topics include resumes, interviews, employer expectations, and more.
 
Cooking/Shopping Matters: Learn to shop strategically on a budget and to use practical nutrition information to guide food choices. This programming is offered in partnership with the Food Bank of North Central Arkansas.
 
Getting Ahead in a Just Gettin’ By World:  Designed to assist individuals and families achieve self-sufficiency, participants explore the impact of economic class on themselves and their communities as well as how to build financial, emotional, social, and employment resources.
 
For more information on the free class, contact Amanda Herd at 870-508-6245 or Cindy Young at 870-508-6385.  
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​Todd Mosby and the New Horizons Ensemble open Arvest Concert Series at ASUMH

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The Arvest Concert Series at Arkansas State University-Mountain Home (ASUMH) will feature a two-time Global Music Award recipients, Todd Mosby and the New Horizons Ensemble, on Thursday, October 19. The 7:00 p.m. show will take place in the Ed Coulter Performing Arts Center inside the Vada Sheid Community Development Center on the ASUMH campus.  Thanks to the Arvest Concert Series endowment at ASUMH, Todd Mosby and the New Horizons concert is free and no tickets are required. The annual Arvest Concert Series features one free concert in the fall and one in the spring each academic year.

 

This six member ensemble has toured from New York to San Francisco. A genre-defying folk, jazz, world fusion ensemble, this super group includes Grammy nominated and winning performers delivering an acoustic instrumental mix with virtuoso flair.

 

Featured instruments include: vocals, woodwinds, acoustic guitars, lap steel, piano, bass and percussion.

 

This ensemble engages audiences at multiple levels. Each song in the set looks different, sounds different and feels different. Excellent musicianship delivers a quality performance.

 

The ensemble includes: Todd Mosby (Global Song Peace Nominee, Global Music Awardee, composer, guitars), Premik Russell Tubbs (Santana, Sting, Jeff Beck), Jeff Haynes (Pat Metheny, Joni Mitchell, Herbie Hancock), Michael Manring (Michael Hedges, Will Ackerman, Mark Isham), Lola Toben (singer, pianist, songwriter), Bryan Toben (singer, guitarist, songwriter).

 

ENSEMBLE BACKGROUND

 

Todd Mosby: Most recent recording nominated in 3 categories for Global Peace Song Awards, placed top ten 2017ZMR album of the year. 2x Global music awardee, member of the famed Imdhad Khani Gharana of musicians, India’s royal family of music, undergraduate work at Berklee College of Music, BA Music Business, MM Music Composition.

 

Michael Manring: Grammy nominated, master of the fretless bass, soloist without rival. Michael pioneered the solo bass performance concept. Along with Michael Hedges they developed a style of instrumental performance with persists to this day. As the bass voice of Windham Hill Records, he has recorded as performed extensively with Michael Hedges, Mark Isham, Will Ackerman to name a few.

 

Premik R. Tubbs: An accomplished multi-instrumentalist, he performs on flutes, soprano, alto, tenor saxophones, wind synth and lap steel guitar. Premik started his career with John McLaughlin and has performed and or recorded with Carlos Santana, Whitney Houston, Herbie Hancock, Ravi Shankar, Clarence Clemons, Ornette Coleman, Jackson Browne, Jean-Luc Ponty, Lonnie Liston-Smith, James Taylor, Sting and Lady Gaga just to name a few.

 

Jeff Haynes: A Grammy winning percussionist, Jeff has toured with everyone from the Pat Metheny Group, Al Jarreau, Cassandra Wilson, and Lizz Wright to Harry Belafonte and Peabo Bryson and his chops can be heard on nearly 200 CDs. Jeff was the clear choice for Brian Blade’s all-star band for two tributes for the  legendary Joni Mitchell, performing with Joni Mitchell, Herbie Hancock, Wayne Shorter, Esperanza Spalding, Chaka Khan, Aimee Mann. “He brings fire and heart to my music.” – Cassandra Wilson

 

Lola Toben: A singer, pianist, and songwriter based in Los Angeles, California. Her high-energy, heartfelt performances make it clear that it is harder for her to keep emotions in than to let them out. In her blossoming career as a musician, she has found success in many aspects of the music industry. Lola Toben is a rare gem. She is “…The female Elton John…” – Greg Munteneau of St. Louis Public Radio

 

Bryan Toben: A multi-instrumentalist and songwriter Bryan Toben was born in Saint Louis, Missouri, to an extremely musical family. By the time he was a junior in high school, Bryan was performing publicly around town at local cafes and restaurants accompanied by classmate, Lola.

 

 

Partial Song Synopsis:

  • Moon Song – describes the light of a full moon as it casts a soft luminance over a snowcapped Eagle Mountain and surrounding fields signaling the first days of winter.
  • Western Sky – describes the light of a western sky as it sets on the beauty of the land.
  • Falling Light – is an audience participation piece describing how the sunlight breaks through clouds after a fresh spring rain.
  • Spirit Dancer – is a dance of the elemental realm featuring a specially designed 20-stringed hybrid sitar/guitar composition for a newly designed instrument.

For more information on the Arvest Concert Series, contact Christy Keirn, Director of Communications and Institutional Advancement at ASUMH by calling (870) 508-6109.

ASUMH Announces September CNA Graduates

Arkansas State University-Mountain Home (ASUMH) recently honored graduates of the Certified Nursing Assistant (CNA) program. Graduates completed 99 hours of course work and passed a skills and knowledge test to earn the nursing assistant certification. Students finished their course work in four weeks. ASUMH instructors Traci Ohler RN, presented the graduates with their certificates.

For information on upcoming classes or scholarships, contact ASUMH Health Science Coordinator Sarah Smith at 870-508-6266 or e-mail sarahs@asumh.edu.

Arkansas State University-Mountain Home is a public, open-access, two-year campus of the Arkansas State University System, primarily serving students in north-central Arkansas. ASUMH serves approximately 1,500 students each year from its campus located at 1600 South College Street in Mountain Home, AR 72653. For more information on the educational opportunities available at ASUMH, phone 1-870-508-6100 or visit the website ASUMH.edu.

September CNA Graduates:

Front row, left to right: Heidi Templin of Mountain Home, AR; Miranda Jarusz of Calico Rock, AR; Breanna Cowart of Gassville, AR; Lonnie Abero of Memphis, TN.

Back row, left to right: Alexis Stawski of Gepp, AR; Erin Ferranto of Mountain Home, AR; Jarreh Plumlee of Mountain Home, AR; Kathy Talemal of TX; Ya Geinosky of Bull Shoals, AR; Instructor Traci Ohler.

Astrophysicist Jennifer Wiseman opens Gaston Lecture Series at ASUMH on Monday

On Monday, September 25, at 6 p.m., Dr. Jennifer Wiseman will open the annual Gaston Lecture Series at Arkansas State University-Mountain Home (ASUMH). The event, which will be held in the Ed Coulter Performing Arts Center inside the Vada Sheid Community Development Center at ASUMH, is free and no tickets are required.

Dr. Jennifer Wiseman is a senior astrophysicist at NASA Goddard Space Flight Center where she serves as the senior project scientist for the Hubble Space Telescope. Her primary responsibility is to ensure that the Hubble mission is as scientifically productive as possible.

Previously, Wiseman headed Goddard’s Laboratory for Exoplanets and Stellar Astrophysics. She started her career at NASA in 2003 as the program scientist for Hubble and several other astrophysics missions at NASA headquarters.

Wiseman’s scientific expertise is centered on the study of star forming regions in our galaxy using a variety of tools, including radio, optical and infrared telescopes.

As an undergraduate, Wiseman studied physics at the Massachusetts Institute of Technology, where she discovered the comet 114P/Wiseman-Skiff.  She then earned a Ph.D. in astronomy at Harvard University. Wiseman is a 1983 graduate of Mountain Home High School.

Jim and Jill Gaston of Gaston’s Resort on the White River endowed the ASUMH Gaston Lecture Series in 1997 to challenge individuals to think, reason and learn. The Gaston Lectures, which are held each fall and spring semester, will forever serve as a reminder of their generosity.

For more information on the Gaston Lecture Series at ASUMH, contact Christy Keirn at ckeirn@asumh.edu or (870) 508-6109.

ASUMH announces 2017 Academic All-Star

Each year, Arkansas State University-Mountain Home (ASUMH) and Arkansas Community Colleges (ACC) present the Arkansas’ Two-Year Colleges Academic All-Star scholarship program. The purpose of this program is to recognize the scholarly and service achievements of Arkansas’ two-year college students. The ASUMH Academic All-Star for 2017 is Bruce Chandler of Calico Rock, Arkansas.

Bruce is currently in the Associate of General Studies program at ASUMH. His plans are to attend Arkansas Tech University in the fall of 2018 to pursue a degree and career in engineering.  At Calico Rock High School (CRHS), Bruce was an active member of the Calico Rock basketball team, Senior Beta, Future Business Leaders of America, Math and Science Club, and Mu Alpha Theta. He was also voted senior class president during his last year at CRHS.

At ASUMH, Bruce has achieved numerous awards. He received the World History Academic Achiever Award in 2016, and attended the Sixth District Leadership Conference for Computer Problem Solving. Bruce was nominated for the Academic All-Star distinction by ASUMH instructors Dr. Terri Anderson and Dr. Cynthia Crisel.

Bruce will be recognized October 17 at the All-Star Awards Brunch held in Little Rock during the 29th annual conference of Arkansas Community Colleges (ACC) – formerly Arkansas Association of Two-Year Colleges (AATYC).

Employees honored for years of service at ASUMH

Arkansas State University-Mountain Home (ASUMH) recently honored employees for their length of service to the college. The college recognizes regular full-time employees as Length of Service recipients, with eligible years ranging from five to 25 years. ASUMH values the importance of the contributions of committed employees to the continuing success of the college.  At ASUMH’s convocation meeting held on August 14, Dr. Robin Myers, Chancellor of ASUMH, presented plaques to the following employees:
25 year plaque
 

    LeQuita Foster, Financial Aid Analyst, 1992 – 2017

20 year plaques

 

      Mary Carter, Executive Assistant, 1996 – 2017
      William Kimbriel, Computer Services Director, 1996 – 2017

      Eddie Dry, Biology Assistant Professor, 1997 – 2017

15 year plaques
 
     Tina Bradley, Library Services Director, 2002 – 2017
     Cindy Turner, Registrar’s Administrative Specialist III, 2002 – 2017
     Clement Mulloy, History Assistant Professor, 2002 – 2017

10 year plaques

 

     Katy Page, Academic Affairs Administrative Specialist III, 2007 – 2017
     Jackie Edmonds, Career Pathways Project Coordinator, 2007 – 2017
     Michael Barnes, Computer Programming Instructor, 2007 – 2017
     Melissa Klinger, Human Resources Director, 2007 – 2017
     Jessica Clanton, Physical Science/Mathematics Instructor, 2007 – 2017
     Karen Heslep, Dean of the School of Business and Technology, 2007 – 2017
     Christy Keirn, Communications and Institutional Advancement Director, 2007- 2017
5 year plaques
     Denise Malloy, Nursing Instructor, 2012 – 2017
     Alisa Hale, Controller, 2012 – 2017
     Kelly Henderson, Energy Manager, 2012 – 2017
     Robin Myers, Chancellor, 2012 – 2017
     Kurt Monroe, Criminal Justice Instructor, 2012 – 2017
For more information, contact Christy Keirn at (870) 508-6109.

ASUMH Announces New Community Education Courses

Arkansas State University-Mountain Home announces new community education courses, including painting, ACT Prep, Bible/Art Journaling, Basic Accounting, Computers for Seniors, Essential Oil and Entrepreneurship, EXCEL, Flyfishing, Photography, Social Media, Yoga and more. The courses offer short-term personal enrichment and require no tests or grades.

To enhance and support the joy of life-long learning, ASUMH offers the following:

ACRYLIC PAINTING WITH DUANE HADA

DESCRIPTION: Learn professional tips and techniques to create your own masterpiece with acrylics. Hada is a working artist and passionate outdoorsman who loves the Ozarks. He holds a BSE in Art from the University of Central Arkansas and has taught numerous courses and workshops at local colleges and universities in both art and fly-fishing. Hada’s award-winning art is on display at Rivertown Gallery on the square in Mountain Home. A supply list will be added once it has been determined. DATES: Thu September 7 – Thu September 28 TIMES: 6:00 PM – 8:00 PM LOCATION: TBA COST:$100.00

 

BEGINNING COMPUTERS FOR SENIORS

DESCRIPTION: Learn the basic functions of a computer, how to use a mouse and keyboard, learn about files and folders, email, Facebook and the internet. DATES: Fri September 8 – Fri October 13 TIMES: 1:00 PM – 3:00 PM LOCATION: To be announced COST: $50.00

 

ADVANCED COMPUTERS FOR SENIORS

DESCRIPTION: This class offers an expansion on Beginning Computers for Seniors. DATES: Fri September 8 – Fri October 13 TIMES: 3:00 PM – 5:00 PM LOCATION: To be Determined COST: $50.00

 

YOGA 101 YOGA POSTURES (September)

DESCRIPTION: If you have never tried yoga, or can’t remember dog pose from tree pose, this is the introductory yoga class for you! The four one-hour sessions will consist of: Class 1: what is yoga?, brief history, health benefits of yoga, breath work Class 2: learn standing poses and relaxation Class 3: learn sitting and supine poses and relaxation Class 4: put the poses together into Sun Salutation ending with relaxation You will need a yoga sticky mat, small blanket or beach towel and an eye mask or washcloth. Yoga is practiced barefoot. DATES: Mon September 11 – Mon October 2 TIMES: 5:30 PM – 6:30 PM LOCATION: VSCDC, Second Floor COST: $48.00

 

BASIC ACCOUNTING FOR SMALL BUSINESS AND NON-PROFITS

DESCRIPTION: Learn the basic accounting steps you need to run your small business or non-profit organization. You will learn how to record and keep accurate business records. This class requires the book, “The Accounting Game” by Judith Orloff and Darrell Mullis, ISBN-13 978-1402211867. DATES: Mon September 11 – Mon October 16 TIMES: 6:00 PM – 8:00 PM LOCATION: TBA COST: $65.00

 

ADVANCED DIGITAL PHOTOGRAPHY

DESCRIPTION: Through this course students will learn advanced Digital Photography techniques and practices through class lectures, demonstrations and projects. This class will help you improve your digital photography skills and you will learn many new aspects of Digital Photography. DATES: Tue September 12 – Tue October 17 TIMES: 6:00 PM – 8:00 PM LOCATION: To be announced. COST: $65.00

 

WATERCOLOR PAINTING WITH DUANE HADA

DESCRIPTION: Learn professional tips and techniques to create your own masterpiece with acrylic paint. Hada is a working artist and passionate outdoorsman who loves the Ozarks. He holds a BSE in Art from the University of Central Arkansas and has taught numerous courses and workshops at local colleges and universities in both art and fly-fishing. Hada’s award-winning art is on display at Rivertown Gallery Hwy 62 West in Mountain Home. DATES: Tue September 12 – Tue October 17TIMES: 6:00 PM – 8:00 PM LOCATION: TBA COST: $125.00

 

LEARN TO USE QUICKBOOKS

DESCRIPTION: QuickBooks Pro is an easy-to-use accounting software program ideal for small business or personal use. This beginning course will teach you the basic functions to become a confident user. DATES: Tue September 12 – Tue October 17 TIMES: 6:00 PM – 8:00 PM LOCATION: TBA COST: $65.00

 

CHAIR YOGA (September)

DESCRIPTION: Do you stand most of the day at work? Or huddle over a computer? Chair yoga is a gentle stretching exercise for those with chronic back pain, arthritis, fibromyalgia or other pain and movement issues. Learn poses to improve flexibility, reduce or eliminate insomnia, constipation and really relax. Poses are practiced either sitting in a chair or standing holding on to a chair for support. No mat or other supplies required. DATES: Wed September 13 – Wed October 4 TIMES: 5:30 PM – 6:30 PM LOCATION: VSCDC, Second Floor COST: $48.00

 

BEGINNING DIGITAL PHOTOGRAPHY

DESCRIPTION: Get the most out of your digital camera! Learn everything from the fundamentals and techniques of digital photography to composition and lighting. Take better pictures by learning how to use all the features of your digital cameras to their fullest potential. DATES: Thu September 14 – Thu October 19 TIMES: 6:00 PM – 8:00 PM LOCATION: To Be Announced COST: $65.00

 

INTRODUCTION TO ENTREPRENEURSHIP AND ESSENTIAL OILS (September 14, 2017)

DESCRIPTION: This course will be a fast paced ground up course on essential oils and entrepreneurship through multi-level marketing. Each session will contain two parts. Part 1: Introduction to Essential Oils – In this class, we will cover the use of essential oils and their roll in natural living as well as the science behind essential oils and how they can be used. Part 2: Introduction to Entrepreneurship – In this class, we will discuss multi-level marketing as a valid business model and the skills and framework for building a small business. Instructor Amber Williamson holds a Bachelor of Science in Mechanical Engineering from the University of Arkansas, and currently works at Baxter Healthcare Corporation as a Quality Engineer. As the president of a local non-profit, The Science and Technology Group, and the owner of a small business, countless hours have been spent training on entrepreneurship skills and business building techniques. A good business foundation can set the stage for anyone to become financially free. DATES: Thu September 14 – Thu September 21 TIMES: 6:00 PM – 8:00 PM LOCATION: TBA COST: $0.00

 

KIDS + YOGA (September)

DESCRIPTION: Kids+ Yoga is a fun activity to do with your child. Learn to do poses named after animals—like cat, dog or cow—and other poses named for nature. Each class with end with a guided relaxation. Bring your own yoga sticky mat. Only one child per adult age 6 or older. $48 for two, either child and parent, older sibling or grandparent. DATES: Sat September 16 – Sat October 7 TIMES: 9:30 AM – 10:30 AM LOCATION: VSCDC, Second Floor COST: $48.00

 

BEGINNING SOCIAL MEDIA

DESCRIPTION: This beginning course will cover social media sites such as Facebook and Instagram. Learn to set-up an account, share pictures and videos and be a confident social media user. Smartphones and tablets are encouraged. Laptops will be provided. DATES: Tue September 19 – Tue October 10 TIMES: 6:00 PM – 7:30 PM LOCATION: The Sheid Training Room COST: $45.00

 

BIBLE ART JOURNALING

DESCRIPTION: Bible Journaling is a beautiful, interactive way to engage with scripture, and it begins in the margins of your Bible. It can transform the way you spend your Bible study time, give you a fresh approach to Bible reading. With minimal art supplies, you can visually capture scripture. Bible journaling can be an expression of private devotion, or a creative outlet that can be shared. If the idea of writing or drawing in the margins of your Bible seem like something you cannot do, Bible journaling can still be done using a separate journal. It’s all about personal preference. No matter what your purpose for Bible journaling, the beauty of it is this: it does not require a skilled artist, it does not incur a large cost (basic journaling), and it allows you to connect to God’s Word in a creative way. DATES: Mon September 25 – Mon October 30 TIMES: 6:00 PM – 8:00 PM LOCATION: TBA COST: $50.00

 

INTRODUCTION TO ENTREPRENEURSHIP AND ESSENTIAL OILS (September 28, 2017)

DESCRIPTION: This course will be a fast paced ground up course on essential oils and entrepreneurship through multi-level marketing. Each session will contain two parts. Part 1: Introduction to Essential Oils – In this class, we will cover the use of essential oils and their roll in natural living as well as the science behind essential oils and how they can be used. Part 2: Introduction to Entrepreneurship – In this class, we will discuss multi-level marketing as a valid business model and the skills and framework for building a small business. Instructor Amber Williamson holds a Bachelor of Science in Mechanical Engineering from the University of Arkansas, and currently works at Baxter Healthcare Corporation as a Quality Engineer. As the president of a local non-profit, The Science and Technology Group, and the owner of a small business, countless hours have been spent training on entrepreneurship skills and business building techniques. A good business foundation can set the stage for anyone to become financially free. DATES: Thu September 28 – Thu October 5 TIMES: 6:00 PM – 8:00 PM LOCATION: TBA COST: $0.00

 

YOGA 101: YOGA POSTURES (October)

DESCRIPTION: If you have never tried yoga, or can’t remember dog pose from tree pose, this is the introductory yoga class for you! The four one-hour sessions will consist of: Class 1: what is yoga?, brief history, health benefits of yoga, breath work Class 2: learn standing poses and relaxation Class 3: learn sitting and supine poses and relaxation Class 4: put the poses together into Sun Salutation ending with relaxation You will need a yoga sticky mat, small blanket or beach towel and an eye mask or washcloth. Yoga is practiced barefoot. DATES: Mon October 9 – Mon October 16 TIMES: 5:30 PM – 6:30 PM LOCATION: VSCDC, Second Floor COST: $48.00

 

CHAIR YOGA (October)

DESCRIPTION: Do you stand most of the day at work? Or huddle over a computer? Chair yoga is a gentle stretching exercise for those with chronic back pain, arthritis, fibromyalgia or other pain and movement issues. Learn poses to improve flexibility, reduce or eliminate insomnia, constipation and really relax. Poses are practiced either sitting in a chair or standing holding on to a chair for support. No mat or other supplies required. DATES: Wed October 11 – Wed November 1 TIMES: 5:30 PM – 6:30 PM LOCATION: VSCDC, Second Floor COST: $48.00

 

BEGINNING FLY FISHING

DESCRIPTION: Instructors John Berry and Lori Sloas – a local husband/wife team of professional guides with over twenty-five years of experience in guiding and fly fishing instruction. Structured for the beginner or novice angler, the class is designed to develop confidence on stream and covers all of the basic skills necessary for success. Learn basic fly casting, equipment selection, water safety, reading the water, stream entomology, fly selection, knot tying and fishing techniques. DATES: Thu October 12 – Thu November 2 TIMES: 6:00 PM – 8:00 PM LOCATION: TBA COST: $80.00

 

INTRODUCTION TO ENTREPRENEURSHIP AND ESSENTIAL OILS (October 12, 2017)

DESCRIPTION: This course will be a fast paced ground up course on essential oils and entrepreneurship through multi-level marketing. Each session will contain two parts. Part 1: Introduction to Essential Oils – In this class, we will cover the use of essential oils and their roll in natural living as well as the science behind essential oils and how they can be used. Part 2: Introduction to Entrepreneurship – In this class, we will discuss multi-level marketing as a valid business model and the skills and framework for building a small business. Instructor Amber Williamson, holds a Bachelor of Science in Mechanical Engineering from the University of Arkansas, and currently works at Baxter Healthcare Corporation as a Quality Engineer. As the president of a local non-profit, The Science and Technology Group, and the owner of a small business, countless hours have been spent training on entrepreneurship skills and business building techniques. A good business foundation can set the stage for anyone to become financially free. DATES: Thu October 12 – Thu October 19 TIMES: 6:00 PM – 8:00 PM LOCATION: TBA COST: $0.00

 

ACT PREP COURSE (October 14, 2017)

DESCRIPTION: ACT Prep Course with Jennifer Dunn (for those entering grades 10-12) – 9:00 AM- 3:30 PM. Need help preparing to take the ACT Test? Doing well on the ACT creates scholarship opportunities and increases the likelihood of admittance to the college of your choice. Become familiar with the test structure, cover test taking tips and take practice tests. A one hour lunch break will be observed during the course. Students should bring #2 pencils, TI-80 calculator and 3-ring binder. DATES: Sat October 14 TIMES: 9:00 AM – 3:30 PM LOCATION: TBA COST: $40.00

 

KIDS + YOGA (October)

DESCRIPTION: Kids+ Yoga is a fun activity to do with your child. Learn to do poses named after animals—like cat, dog or cow—and other poses named for nature. Each class with end with a guided relaxation. Bring your own yoga sticky mat. Only one child per adult age 6 or older. $48 for two, either child and parent, older sibling or grandparent. DATES: Sat October 21 – Sat November 11 TIMES: 9:30 AM – 10:30 AM LOCATION: VSCDC, Second Floor COST: $48.00

 

LEARN TO USE MICROSOFT EXCEL

DESCRIPTION: Learn to use Microsoft Excel and cover the basic tools and methods used to create worksheets and workbooks for home or office. For beginning to intermediate levels. **Class will not meet the week of Thanksgiving. ** DATES: Mon October 23 – Mon December 4 TIMES: 6:00 PM – 8:00 PM LOCATION: TBA COST: $65.00

 

INTRODUCTION TO ENTREPRENEURSHIP AND ESSENTIAL OILS (October 26, 2017)

DESCRIPTION: This course will be a fast paced ground up course on essential oils and entrepreneurship through multi-level marketing. Each session will contain two parts. Part 1: Introduction to Essential Oils – In this class, we will cover the use of essential oils and their roll in natural living as well as the science behind essential oils and how they can be used. Part 2: Introduction to Entrepreneurship – In this class, we will discuss multi-level marketing as a valid business model and the skills and framework for building a small business. Instructor Amber Williamson, holds a Bachelor of Science in Mechanical Engineering from the University of Arkansas, and currently works at Baxter Healthcare Corporation as a Quality Engineer. As the president of a local non-profit, The Science and Technology Group, and the owner of a small business, countless hours have been spent training on entrepreneurship skills and business building techniques. A good business foundation can set the stage for anyone to become financially free. DATES: Thu October 26 – Thu November 2 TIMES: 6:00 PM – 8:00 PM LOCATION: TBA COST: $0.00

 

ACT PREP CLASS (November 18, 2017)

DESCRIPTION: ACT Prep Course with Jennifer Dunn (for those entering grades 10-12) – 9:00 AM – 3:30 PM. Need help preparing to take the ACT Test? Doing well on the ACT creates scholarship opportunities and increases the likelihood of admittance to the college of your choice. Become familiar with the test structure, cover test taking tips and take practice tests. A one hour lunch break will be observed during the course. Students should bring #2 pencils, TI-80 calculator and 3-ring binder. DATES: Sat November 18 TIMES: 9:00 AM – 3:30 PM LOCATION: TBA COST: $40.00

 

ACT PREP CLASS (January 27, 2018)

DESCRIPTION: ACT Prep Course with Jennifer Dunn (for those entering grades 10-12) – 9:00 AM – 3:30 PM. Need help preparing to take the ACT Test? Doing well on the ACT creates scholarship opportunities and increases the likelihood of admittance to the college of your choice. Become familiar with the test structure, cover test taking tips and take practice tests. A one hour lunch break will be observed during the course. Students should bring #2 pencils, TI-80 calculator and 3-ring binder. DATES: Sat January 27 TIMES: 9:00 AM – 3:30 PM LOCATION: TBA COST: $40.00

 

ACT PREP CLASS (March 24, 2018)

DESCRIPTION: ACT Prep Course with Jennifer Dunn (for those entering grades 10-12) – 9:00 AM – 3:30 PM. Need help preparing to take the ACT Test? Doing well on the ACT creates scholarship opportunities and increases the likelihood of admittance to the college of your choice. Become familiar with the test structure, cover test taking tips and take practice tests. A one hour lunch break will be observed during the course. Students should bring #2 pencils, TI-80 calculator and 3-ring binder. DATES: Sat March 24 TIMES: 9:00 AM – 3:30 PM LOCATION: TBA COST: $40.00

 

ACT PREP COURSE (June 2, 2018)

DESCRIPTION: ACT Prep Course with Jennifer Dunn (for those entering grades 10-12) – 9:00 AM – 3:30 PM. Need help preparing to take the ACT Test? Doing well on the ACT creates scholarship opportunities and increases the likelihood of admittance to the college of your choice. Become familiar with the test structure, cover test taking tips and take practice tests. A one hour lunch break will be observed during the course. Students should bring #2 pencils, TI-80 calculator and 3-ring binder. DATES: Sat June 2 TIMES: 9:00 AM – 3:30 PM LOCATION: TBA COST: $40.00

 

ACT PREP CLASS (July 7, 2018)

DESCRIPTION: ACT Prep Course with Jennifer Dunn (for those entering grades 10-12) – 9:00 AM – 3:30 PM. Need help preparing to take the ACT Test? Doing well on the ACT creates scholarship opportunities and increases the likelihood of admittance to the college of your choice. Become familiar with the test structure, cover test taking tips and take practice tests. A one hour lunch break will be observed during the course. Students should bring #2 pencils, TI-80 calculator and 3-ring binder. DATES: Sat July 7 TIMES: 9:00 AM – 3:30 PM LOCATION: TBA COST: $40.00

Courses are listed online at https://asumh.edu/support-asumh/community-education.html.  Register online or over the phone by calling Sarah Sikes at 870-508-6280.

O Sole Trio opens seventh annual ASUMH Performing Arts Series

O Sole Trio, a classical crossover ensemble featuring the lush voices of soprano Erin Shields and baritone Giuseppe Spoletini, as well as the versatile David Shenton on piano and violin, will be presented at Arkansas State University – Mountain Home (ASUMH) on Thursday, September 14. The 7 p.m. show, Bravissimo Bravo, will be held in the Ed Coulter Performing Arts Center inside the Vada Sheid Community Development Center on the ASUMH campus. Tickets are $20 for adults, and $10.00 for students, plus fees. They may be purchased online at http://www.thesheid.com, by phone at 870-508-6280 or in person at the box office Monday – Friday 8 a.m. – 5 p.m. at The Sheid.

The show opens the seventh ASUMH Performing Arts Series season and is presented by the Haley Cultural Arts Endowment. Beginning with the 2014-2015 season, the Haley Cultural Arts Endowment has funded cultural arts programs as part of the Performing Arts Series at ASUMH. Mountain Home philanthropist Warren Haley, who endowed the series, serves as a member of the Performing Arts Council at ASUMH.

Returning to ASUMH after a hit performance in 2016, O Sole Trio brings Bravissimo Broadway to ASUMH. O Sole Trio is a classical crossover ensemble featuring the lush voices of soprano Erin Shields and baritone Giuseppe Spoletini, as well as the versatile David Shenton on piano and violin. The trio has performed sold-out concerts all over the United States, Canada, and the UK, including such major venues as Carnegie Hall, Lincoln Center for the Performing Arts, the Redlands Bowl in Redlands, California (to a crowd of 6,000+), and Ronnie Scott’s Jazz Club in London. O Sole Trio’s shows are both touching and humorous. The trio breathes new life into familiar favorites with their unique and innovative arrangements.

Bravissimo Broadway combines classic show tunes from the most beloved Broadway musicals, with their own breathtaking and unique arrangements. The performance includes highlights from shows such as Les Miserables, West Side Story, and Phantom of the Opera, mixed with outstanding original arrangements, such as the hauntingly beautiful “Edelweiss” from The Sound of Music, in three-part harmony, and a gorgeous ‘mash-up’ of Ghost: The Musical’s hits “With You” and “Unchained Melody.”

Erin Shields

A graduate of the Indiana University School of Music, Erin Shields also studied voice in Vienna, Austria. She started her professional career at age 17 when she sang the National Anthem for Michael Jordan & The Chicago Bulls. Since then, her vocal versatility has allowed her to perform a number of different genres all over the country. She has performed leading roles for many reputable music festivals, opera companies and orchestras. Most notable roles: Eliza in My Fair Lady, Baker’s Wife in Into the Woods, Chava in Fiddler on the Roof (Natchez Festival of Music), Okugata in A Story of Three Women (Harmonia Opera, James Demster, cond.), Musetta in Puccini’s La Bohème, Gianetta in Donizetti’s L’elisir d’amore (Opera Intimo, CT), Ramiro in Mozart’s La finta giardiniera (The Little Opera Theater of NY), covered the role of The Mother in Menotti’s Amahl & the Night Visitors at Avery Fisher Hall, Lincoln Center (The Little Orchestra Society, Dino Anagnost, cond.) and performed the role of Marina Vlady in the world premiere of Let Us Fly, the life and music of Vladimir Vysotsky, working with TONY Award Winner Larry Hochman (Book of Mormon on Broadway) and director Moni Yakim (Jacques Brel is Alive & Well – Off-Broadway) at the 92nd Street Y in New York City.

In 2011, Erin placed as one of the top five grand finalists in the American Traditions Competition in Savannah, Georgia. She has performed for many charitable organizations, including the Global AIDS Alliance at Joe’s Pub, NYC along with the Brick Church School’s African Dream Academy benefit hosted by news icon Katie Couric.

She has sung numerous times with the New York Philharmonic Orchestra including Beethoven’s “Ninth Symphony,” Verdi’s “Requiem” and Mendelssohn’s Midsummer Night’s Dream starring Marcia Gay Harden and Campbell Scott and worked with such renowned conductors as Neeme Järvi, Sir John Elliott Gardner, Sir Neville Marriner and Leon Botstein.

Erin’s CD, I’d Rather Be Lonely, features songs from the Great American Songbook and some of the best jazz musicians NYC has to offer.

Giuseppe Spoletini

Canadian Baritone, Giuseppe Spoletini has performed widely throughout Canada and the United States. Some of his previous roles include the title role in Gianni Schicchi, Il Conte in Le Nozze di Figaro, Figaro in Il barbiere di Seviglia, Guglielmo in Cosi fan tutte, Eacamillo in Carmen, Sulpice in The Daughter of the Regiment and Papageno in The Magic Flute, to name a few. He has performed with The Opera Theater of Saint Louis, The Opera Company of Brooklyn, Saskatoon Opera Association, The Cincinnati Opera, and Opera Company of the Highlands.

Mr. Spoletini is equally at home on the concert and oratorio stage. When he is not performing Mr. Spoletini teaches from his private studio and is a member of the vocal faculty of the Manhattan School Pre-College as well as co-director of the Musical Theater program in both the Pre-College and Summer Music Camp at the school. Mr. Spoletini’s private students have gone on to study in such prestigious conservatories and summer programs as The Manhattan School of Music college division, The Eastman School of Music, The Hart School, Washington National Opera, The Tanglewood Institute and the Bel Canto Institute. He is also a member of the music Faculty of the Pierrepont School in Westport, Connecticut and is the Director of Music and baritone soloist at the Greenville Community Church in Scarsdale, NY.

Mr. Spoletini recorded his first gospel/inspirational CD entitled “Now Sings My Soul” under the direction of renowned iconic funk legend and producer, Nona Hendryx. He is thrilled to have joined forces with his dear friends, soprano, Erin Shields and pianist/violinist, David Shenton to create the performing ensemble “O Sole Trio.”

David Shenton

David Shenton is an English pianist, violinist, composer, and arranger based in New York City. As pianist/music director David has worked with renowned members of the music profession in all genres, including Vanessa Williams, Tony Bennett, Norm Lewis, Zach Levi, Sierra Boggess, Denyce Graves, Alfie Bøe, Renée Fleming, Sherrill Milnes, Marilyn Maye, Liz Callaway, Sir André Previn, Michael Feinstein, Amanda McBroom, Katie Couric, Alan Menken, Stephen Schwartz, and a close working collaborative relationship with lyricist Martin Charnin (creator and lyricist of, among many others, Annie).

A prolific arranger, David has worked for Abbey Road & CTS Studios (London), on Hollywood movies, West End & Broadway shows. He arranged/orchestrated the music for Howard Blake’s The Snowman, which has run in the West End since 1998, and has orchestrated several shows in Germany, as well as the newest musical by the Annie team, Robin Hood the Untold Story. In August 2013 David created and orchestrated the original arrangements for a new and exciting group, Opus X, whose début album featured special guest, trumpeter Chris Botti.

David began writing music at the age of nine and has written hundreds of pieces including a symphony, two piano concertos, two violin concertos and two string quartets all composed before the age of eleven. Recent works include a double jazz violin concerto, several songs, and five musicals, all of which have premiered in New York.

David’s solo piano CD, Sunnyside Blues, has won high acclaim as well as several awards. David’s ballet, Ascension, was commissioned by The Pendulum Aerial Dance Company in Portland (OR), who performs this work frequently. David wrote his first film score for Franc Reyes’ drama, Beauty, which was screened in Hollywood, Miami and New York.

David teaches extensively and, as a coach, accompanist and teaching professor, has been on the faculties of NYU, The New School, and The Lee Strasberg Theatre & Film Institute, was visiting professor of violin and piano at St. Thomas Choir School for four years, and is entering his sixth year as the Music Director at Grace Church School in Manhattan. He is also a composer in residence in the advanced class of the BMI Lehman Engel Musical Theater Workshop.

Born in Rotterdam (South Yorkshire), England, David studied violin and piano at The Royal College of Music, London from where he graduated with the highest honors.

For more information on O Sole Trio, visit http://www.osoletrio.com or contact Christy Keirn at ASUMH at (870) 508-6109.

4th Annual Student Design Show at ASUMH

Reception set for August 31 at 5:15 p.m.

Arkansas State University-Mountain Home (ASUMH)’s Graphic & Web Design instructors Mindy Fulcher and Cynthia Kirksey invite the public to attend the annual ASUMH Graphic and Web Development Design Show. Some of the most popular student designs from these classes will be featured. The show will be on display through September 28 in the ASUMH Art Gallery located on the second floor at The Sheid.  The ASUMH Art Gallery is open for viewing 8 a.m.-5 p.m., MondayFriday.

A reception and presentation of student awards will take place Thursday, August 31 at 5:15 p.m. in the ASUMH Art Gallery.

For more information on ASUMH Graphic & Web Design, contact Mindy Fulcher at mfulcher@asumh.edu or by phone at (870) 508-6149.