Registration for Summer II classes and Fall classes is going on now at Arkansas State University-Mountain Home (ASUMH). The Summer II term begins on July 2 and Fall classes begin August 20. Advisors and admissions representatives are on hand on the third floor of Roller Hall at ASUMH to help students apply for admission and choose a course schedule, based on their intended major. Financial aid representatives are also available to assist with filing the Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA) and other scholarship applications. Enrollment may also be done online at asumh.edu or by calling the Admissions counselors at 870-508-6100.
Spring 2018 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.
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For more information, contact the Office of Admissions at (870) 508-6109.
On May 14, 2018, during Arkansas State University-Mountain Home’s twenty-second commencement ceremony, two members of the ASUMH family were recognized for outstanding service. Mindy Fulcher was named the ASUMH 2017-2018 Faculty Member of the Year, and Roberta Heldenbrand was named the 2017-2018 Staff Member of the Year.
Fulcher has been with ASUMH since August 2013 and is currently an instructor at ASUMH in art, graphic design and web design. Fulcher is also the graphic designer for ASUMH’s marketing department. She holds an Associate of Arts from Arkansas State University-Mountain Home, a Bachelor of Fine Arts from Arkansas State University-Jonesboro, and a Master of Fine Arts degree from the University of Memphis.
Heldenbrand has worked for ASUMH since September 2003. She holds an Associate of Arts degree and an Associate of Applied Science degree from ASUMH and a Bachelor of Arts from the University of Arkansas-Little Rock. Heldenbrand is the payroll technician for ASUMH.
Both received plaques from Dr. Robin Myers, Chancellor of ASUMH, and Dr. Tim Langford, Chairman of the ASU Board of Trustees, designating their honors during the commencement ceremony. An election is held to choose the awards from the faculty and staff each year at ASUMH.
Pictured (left to right): Myers, Langford, Fulcher; Myers, Heldenbrand, Langford
Winners of the 13th Annual Digital Photography Contest have been announced. The contest is sponsored by Arkansas State University-Mountain Home (ASUMH), Integrity First Bank, The Baxter Bulletin and Donald W. Reynolds Library serving Baxter County. Exhibition of all 2018 entries will be available online at twinlakesareaphotocontest.businesscatalyst.com and on a new digital, interactive public display at our contest’s sponsor locations beginning on the second floor of the Vada Sheid Community Development Center (The Sheid) through June 8. The exhibit will then be transferred to Integrity First Bank from June 11 – 29. The next stop for the artwork will be Integrity First Bank branch near Walmart July 2- 20. The final stop will be Donald W. Reynolds Library July 23 – Aug 10.
A reception for winners will take place at Donald W. Reynolds Library on Thursday, August 9, 2018, at 5:15 p.m. Best in Show Grand Prize will be $100 and a prize package. More cash prizes for 1st, 2nd, and 3rd place winners in each category will be awarded. A special thank you to all judges, sponsors, photographers, local schools, KTLO and The Baxter Bulletin for promoting the contest.
Winners by category are:
BEST IN SHOW (People/Lifestyle category) Donell Russell of Mammoth Spring, AR (Photo Attached)
Adventure Category – 1st Place, Debbie Moore of Viola, AR; 2nd Place, Paul Port of Lakeview, AR; 3rd Place, Debbie Moore of Viola, AR; 4th Place, Ralph Moore of Viola, AR; Honorable Mention, Donell Russell of Mammoth Spring, AR; and Honorable Mention, Debbie Moore of Viola, AR.
Living Creatures Category – 1st Place, Rachel Bolick of Lakeview, AR; 2nd Place, Donell Russell of Mammoth Spring, AR; 3rd Place, Marjorie Jones of Mountain Home, AR; 4th Place, Margaret Phillips of Mountain Home, AR; Honorable Mention, Ralph Moore of Viola, AR; Honorable Mention, Sharon Boatright of Gassville, AR; and Honorable Mention, Ardith Jenkins of Yellville, AR.
Macro/Close-up Category – 1st Place, Marjorie Jones of Mountain Home, AR; 2nd Place, Ralph Moore of Viola, AR; 3rd Place, Alan Herrmann of Mountain Home, AR; and Honorable Mention, Ralph Moore of Viola, AR
People/Lifestyle Category – 1st Place, Twila King of Mulberry, AR; 2nd Place, Ardith Jenkins of Yellville, AR; 3rd Place, Alan Herrmann of Mountain Home, AR; 4th Place, Margaret Phillips of Mountain Home, AR; Honorable Mention, Ralph Moore of Viola, AR; Honorable Mention, Ashley Martin of Summit, AR; Honorable Mention, Brandon Belcher of Mountain Home, AR; and Honorable Mention, Onita Snider of Mountain Home, AR.
Plants/Nature Category – 1st Place, Rachel Bolick of Lakeview, AR; 2nd Place, Margaret Phillips of Mountain Home, AR; 3rd Place, Neauman Coleman of Mountain Home, AR; 4th Place, Ardith Jenkins of Yellville, AR; Honorable Mention, Brandon Belcher of Mountain Home, AR; Honorable Mention, Marjorie Jones of Mountain Home, AR; and Honorable Mention, Neauman Coleman of Mountain Home, AR.
Selfie Challenge Category – 1st Place, Neauman Coleman of Mountain Home, AR; 2nd Place, Paul Port of Lakeview, AR; and 3rd Place, Ashley Martin of Summit, AR.
I Love the Twin Lakes Area Category – 1st Place and 2nd Place, Debbie Moore of Viola, AR; 3rd Place, Patricia Gamelin of Mountain Home, AR; 4th Place, Ralph Moore of Viola, AR; Honorable Mention, Donell Russell of Mammoth Spring, AR; and Honorable Mention, Brad Runsick of Salesville, AR.
Unique Lighting Category – 1st Place, Ralph Moore of Viola, AR; 2nd Place, Brad Runsick of Salesville, AR; 3rd Place, Donell Russell of Mammoth Spring, AR; Honorable Mention, Ashley Martin of Summit, AR; Honorable Mention, Danny Moore of Viola, AR; Honorable Mention, Paul Port of Lakeview, AR; and Honorable Mention, Ralph Moore of Viola, AR.
Youth Category (12th Grade and under) – 1st Place, Mallory Pierski of Mountain Home, AR; 2nd Place, Armin Mortazi of Mountain Home, AR; 3rd Place, Jacob Weaver of Mountain Home, AR; Honorable Mention, Elizabeth Harris of Mountain Home, AR; Honorable Mention, Harlie Holmes of Mountain Home, AR; and Honorable Mention, Kelli Jo King of Mountain Home, AR.
For more information, please contact Mindy Fulcher at ASUMH, 870-508-6149, firstname.lastname@example.org.
Kevin Bacon and his brother Michael kick off the eighth performing arts season at Arkansas State University-Mountain Home (ASUMH) with a “Bacon Brothers” show on June 20. The season continues in September with piano showman David Howarth on September 16. On November 15, Brass Transit will present a tribute to the music of Chicago. Tony-award winning Broadway musical Evita takes the stage on March 14, and the season closes with the Doo Wop Project on April 7.
Tickets go on sale for the full season on May 23 and individual show tickets go on sale May 30.
Season tickets include all shows for $130, which saves $20 if purchased separately. Tickets and show information can be found at www.thesheid.com or by calling 870-508-6280.
Bacon Brothers – Wednesday, June 20, 2018, at 7 p.m.
Fiercely devoted to making music, even from an early age, the Bacon Brothers share a singular body of work that’s found them spending more than 20 years of working the road and paying their dues. The result is eight albums: Forosoco (1997), Getting There (1999), Can’t Complain (2001), Live: The No Food Jokes Tour (2003), White Knuckles (2005), New Year’s Day (2009), Philadelphia Road (2011) 36 Cents (2014), and The Bacon Brothers (2018). Never content to be typecast, they are fiercely devoted to the cause of making music, undeterred by fame, fortune or the pitfalls that frequently obstruct the path to success.
Kevin Bacon is an award-winning actor with 80 films and dozens of television and stage credits to his name, resulting in numerous Emmy and Screen Actor’s Guild nominations. Older brother Michael initially began making music in their native Philadelphia before moving to Nashville where his songwriting career blossomed by leaps and bounds. An Emmy-winning composer, he most recently scored the documentary “That Way Madness Lies” currently on the festival circuit. Other recent works include the audiobook: “You Don’t Look Your Age…and, Other Fairytales” and the HBO documentary “RX: Early Detection with Sandra Lee” which premiered at Sundance this year.
While casual observers may be awed by their Hollywood credentials, critics have been quick to note that the brothers eschew any hint of glitz and glamour in favor of an ethic gleaned from the hard lessons that come as a result of determination and drive. The band includes Michael on vocals, guitar and cello and Kevin on vocals, guitar, and percussion. With them on stage are the musicians that have been with them since the beginning – Paul Guzzone (bass, backing vocals), Joe Mennonna (keyboards, accordion), Ira Siegel (lead guitar, mandolin, and backing vocals) and Frank Vilardi (drums).
Tickets for The Bacon Brothers are $35 for adults, $17.50 for students, plus fees.
David Howarth – Sunday, September 16, 2018, at 3 p.m.
Haley Cultural Arts Endowment
Originally from the UK and now based in Branson, Missouri, David Howarth is one of the most versatile and exciting pianists around today. Trained at the Royal Northern College of Music in England, he delivers a fresh approach to piano entertainment with his unique and exciting arrangements of America’s favorite music.
Music critics have described David as a ‘Pianist of Distinction’ and have commented on his ‘impressive technique’ and ‘incredible composure and control.’ He has performed his piano shows all over the world and has received top ratings on all the major cruise lines including Royal Caribbean, Celebrity, Princess, NCL, Holland America, Silversea, Regent, Seabourn, Crystal, P&O, and Cunard.
David has also composed, produced and arranged music for some of the world’s finest musicians and singers, and his unique style of music plays on radio stations all over the world. The Haley Cultural Arts Endowment presents David in the eighth season.
Tickets for David Haworth are $20 for adults, $10 for students, plus fees.
Brass Transit – Thursday, November 15, 2018, at 7 p.m.
Brass Transit was formed in 2008 and brought together eight of the most talented and accomplished award-winning musicians. Their sole purpose was to pay tribute to one of the world’s greatest and most successful pop/rock groups of all time, Chicago.
Since then, the group has toured North America dazzling audiences with their flawless performances and spectacular attention to every detail of the Chicago songbook. Hits like Saturday In The Park, 25 or 6 to 4, If You Leave Me Now, You’re the Inspiration have left crowds in awe and on their feet more than once during a show. The group evokes comments like “spine-tingling,” “brought me back to my youth,” and “perfect in every detail.” Brass Transit goes far beyond just imitating the songs; they embody the music.
The group recently produced their first CD taking top hits from the 70’s and recording them with horns in the Chicago style. A result is their fresh approach to some of the greatest hits of that era.
Tickets for Brass Transit are $30 for adults, $15 for students, plus fees.
Evita – Thursday, March 14, 2019, at 7 p.m.
Eva Peron enthralled a nation and enchanted the world. Her story unfolds in Evita, the Tony-award winning Best Musical, a high-flying theatrical experience adored the world over. Tim Rick and Andrew Lloyd Webber’s groundbreaking musical captures the rise and fall of one of the world’s most glamorous first ladies in this classic Broadway and London hit.
The musical concentrates on the life of Argentine political leader Eva Perón, the second wife of Argentine president Juan Perón. The story follows Evita’s early life, rise to power, charity work, and eventual death. The musical began as a rock opera concept album released in 1976. Its success led to productions in London’s West End in 1978, winning the Laurence Olivier Award for Best Musical, and on Broadway a year later, where it was the first British musical to receive the Tony Award for Best Musical.
The success of the musical was the inspiration for a major 1996 film of the musical starring Madonna and Antonio Banderas. The musical employs an eclectic range of styles from classical to rhythmic latinate, and ballads, including its most popular song, “Don’t Cry for Me, Argentina.”
Tickets for Evita are $35 for adults, $17.50 for students, plus fees.
Doo Wop Project – Sunday, April 7, 2019, at 3 p.m.
From bop to pop, the Doo Wop Project covers the evolution of a sound! Three parts Jersey Boys, two parts Motown: The Musical and “not your grandma’s doo-wop,” these five charismatic, Broadway stars with their five-piece band tear it up, with musicality, dancing, and showmanship not found with any other group in the world! They “re-doo” classic Doo Wop songs from the 50’s and 60’s and make them sound fresh and new. They take contemporary pop hits by stars like Jason Mraz, Amy Winehouse, Adele and Maroon 5, and “doowopify” them! This show is the perfect entertainment for people of all ages!
Tickets for the Doo Wop Project are $30 for adults, $15 for students, plus fees.
All shows take place in the Ed Coulter Performing Arts Center inside the Vada Sheid Community Development Center on the campus of Arkansas State University-Mountain Home, 1600 South College Street, Mountain Home, AR. For more information, contact Christy Keirn at ASUMH by calling (870) 508-6109 or visit www.thesheid.com for tickets.
Amanda Herd and Allison Haught of ASUMH recently completed training consisting of 120 hours by the National Career Development Association. The training was presented by the Arkansas Department of Higher Education in Little Rock, Arkansas. Herd and Haught were presented certificates for completing the Facilitating Career Development Training program by Dr. Maria Markham, Executive Director of the Arkansas Department of Higher Education.
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The Beta Iota Epsilon chapter of Phi Theta Kappa at Arkansas State University-Mountain Home (ASUMH) received numerous awards at a recent meeting of the PTK Oklahoma-Arkansas Region. The meeting, held in March, coincided with the induction of 13 new members into the chapter.
Awards received include:
2018 Distinguished Chapter Award – Top Five Chapter
Distinguished Chapter Officer Award – Top Five, Melissa Penn
Distinguished Chapter Advisor Team Award – Dr. Cyndi Crisel and Dr. Rebecca Baird
Distinguished Chapter Member Award – Top Five, Alexandria Bales
Distinguished Chapter Officer Team Award
Distinguished Chapter Advisor Award – Dr. Cyndi Crisel and Dr. Rebecca Baird
College Project Hallmark Award – Top Five
Honors in Action – Hallmark Award — Top Five
Five Star Chapter Plan – Five Star Chapter Award to Beta Iota Epsilon Chapter
And 2018 Distinguished Theme Award: Theme 5
Spring 2018 Phi Theta Kappa Inductees include Hunter Beshears, Gracie Craig, Katrina Humbert, Dana Kelly, Heather Kite, Michael Leppold, Jimmy Martin, Bethany Maskell, Courtney Mellein-Mosier, Curtis Mowry, Jenny Nassimbene, Lorynda Tye, and Angel Uchtman.
Established by Missouri two-year college presidents in 1918, Phi Theta Kappa International Honor Society serves to recognize and encourage the academic achievement of two-year college students and provide opportunities for individual growth and development through honors, leadership and service programming. Today, Phi Theta Kappa is the largest honor society in American higher education with more than 2 million members and 1,200 chapters. The Beta Iota Epsilon Chapter of Phi Theta Kappa at Arkansas State University-Mountain Home was established in April of 2000.
For more information, contact Dr. Rebecca Baird at (870) 508-6139 or email@example.com.
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Photo: Dr. Cyndi Crisel, Dr. Robin Myers, Lori Tye, Jenny Nassimbene, April Woods, Angelina Soliz, Jimmy Martin, in front of Jimmy Martin is Kelsey Yearwood, Courtney Mellein-Mosier, Heather Kite, Melissa Penn, Dr. Martin Eggensperger, Dr. Rebecca Baird
Dr. Cyndi Crisel of ASUMH was recognized as an outstanding alumnus of Phi Theta Kappa at Catalyst, 2018. The Alumni Award of Appreciation recognizes Phi Theta Kappa alumni who support the current and future members of the Society. Catalyst, 2018 was the national meeting of the Phi Theta Kappa organization and was held in Kansas City, MO, April 21-22. Dr. Crisel is an advisor to ASUMH’s PTK Chapter and is an assistant professor of social science.
Also recognized at the luncheon were members of Phi Theta Kappa. Dr. Cyndi Crisel, the club sponsor, recognized the Beta Iota Epsilon Chapter of Phi Theta Kappa for winning eight awards at a recent regional conference. The chapter took first place honors for their Honors in Action project designed to engage students in informed action that fosters student success and helps fulfill PTK’s mission to provide college students opportunities to grow as scholars and leaders.
Dr. Rebecca Baird, the sponsor of the Fran Coulter Honors Program at ASUMH, introduced new members of the program. Medals were presented to new members by Dr. Eggensperger and Dr. Myers. Receiving medals were Quinn Carson, Heaven Horn, Gracie Lance, and Kelsey Yearwood. The Fran Coulter Honors Program recognizes academic achievement through providing courses that encourage students to develop their leadership and academic potential.