Arkansas State University continues to explore public and private partnerships in relation to placing an osteopathic medical school in Jonesboro. To provide a perspective of what an osteopathic medical school would mean to Jonesboro and the region, KASU's Johnathan Reaves talks with Radiation Oncologist Dr. John Lynch and medical student Josh Potter.
This week, Habitat for Humanity of Greater Jonesboro has had help in the construction of three homes in North Jonesboro. 92 people from the Grace United Methodist Church in Naperville, Illinois have been in Jonesboro this week, participating in a mission trip called Side By Side. KASU's Johnathan Reaves files this report.
Arkansas State University is making sure the entire Jonesboro campus is a Wi-Fi hot spot as freshmen are required to bring iPads to class in the fall. KASU's Johnathan Reaves gives an update on what ASU is doing to get ready for the fall; he also tells why iPads are being required for class.
Those who can't afford an iPad can rent one from ASU. Deadline to apply for rentals is June 15th. More information is available by clicking on this link.
Arkansas State University is exploring public-private partnerships to establish an osteopathic medical school that would help expand primary health care availability throughout the mid-South, Chancellor Tim Hudson announced today.
ASU System President Charles Welch authorized Hudson to work with local leaders and representatives of existing osteopathic medical schools on a feasibility study for the project.
The Jonesboro Advertising and Promotion Commission are moving forward with a plan that could eventually place a convention center and a hotel in Jonesboro. KASU's Johnathan Reaves was at yesterday's meeting and files this report.
Arkansas State University is the first university in the state and one of the first in the nation to require that incoming freshmen this fall use iPads to enhance their education learning experience. KASU's Johnathan Reaves tells more in this report.
The city of Jonesboro is conducting a study to determine the feasibility of extending Parker Road from Strawfloor to Washington Avenue. Officials are gathering public opinion on the extension of Parker Road by conducting a survey. Click on this link for the survey. KASU's Johnathan Reaves tells more in this story.
After a three week investigation into alleged wrongdoing in the Jackson County Circuit Clerk's office, Circuit Clerk Lisa Turner has resigned. The Jackson County Quorum Court is conducting the search for a replacement to fill out the remaining term. KASU's Johnathan Reaves gives an update on the search, as well as Jackson County's new jail.
Groundbreaking ceremonies of the Miracle League Field in Jonesboro took place yesterday morning. The field will be the largest in the United States, and will allow for children and adults with disabilities to play numerous sports on the field. Different events can be held on the field at the same time. The $2.3 million project could open to play this fall, with tournaments expected to be held in Jonesboro next spring. KASU's Johnathan Reaves was at the groundbreaking and filed this report.