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A-State Connections informs you of the many ways which in Arkansas State University is connecting to people in the region, across the state and around the world. 

Prison Story Project

Arkansas State University will be celebrating the annual National Day of Writing a little differently this year.  Instead of celebrating it on one day, it will actually take place over the course of a week.  The festivities are scheduled to take place during the week of October 22nd through the 26th and we will have more detailed information during next week’s A-State Connections on KASU.  The National Day of Writing at A-State will kick off Thursday night with a live performance of a staged reading of the stories from Arkansas Death Row Inmates.  It is called On the Row.  Telling

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Arkansas State University Chancellor Dr. Kelly Damphousse joins KASU's Johnathan Reaves for the Second Saturday interview segment on A-State Connections.  Dr. Damphousse gives an update on what is going on at A-State.  Click on the Listen button for the interview.  

Johnathan Reaves, KASU News

This is the weekly segment called “A-State Connections and Create@State: Making Connections That Count”.  In this interview, Assistant Professor of Chemistry Dr. Mohammed Alam and his student Christina Okolo talk about their work to synthesize new molecules to act as anti-cancer agents.  Dr. Alam starts by talking about how the research started.  Click on the Listen button for the entire interview.

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On February sixth, Cori Keller became the 44th Miss Arkansas State University.  That night, she also won the evening gown competition.  The win led to a prize package, which included scholarship money from Arkansas State.  KASU's Johnathan Reaves conducted this interview with Miss Arkansas State University Cori Keller.    She tells about herself.  Click on the Listen button for the entire interview.

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A fascinating exhibit about the human body is going away in two weeks.  The ASU Museum has been hosting Magnificent Me.  Curator of Education at the ASU Museum is Jill Kary and she tells about the exhibit. Click here to listen to the entire interview.

Johnathan Reaves, KASU News

A-State Connections and Create@State are partnering together to bring weekly research interviews to the second segment of A-State Connections. 

The interviews feature faculty members who are working as mentors to outstanding students in research projects that are making impacts in the community. 

These segments are titled “A-State Connections and Create@State: Making Connections that Count.” 

The first interview was aired last week when Dr. Argelia Lorence and Lucia Acosta talked about their rice research. 

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The Arkansas State University Theatre Department’s production of the play Silent Sky opens Friday night, September 28th in the Simpson Theatre in the Fowler Center on the A-State campus in Jonesboro.  Additional performances are September 29th at seven-thirty, September 30th at two o’clock, and Tuesday, October second and Wednesday, October third also at seven-thirty.

KASU’s Marty Scarbrough spoke with actor Courtney Light and the play’s director Marc Williams… who is also the chair of the A-State Theatre Department.  Williams described the plot and setting of Silent Sky.

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Dr. Argelia Lorence is a professor of metabolic engineering in the Department of Chemistry and Physics at Arkansas State.  She is the co-principal investigator of a major project through the National Science Foundations.  A-State works with the University of Nebraska-Lincoln and Kansas State University.  The research is part of an almost six million dollar grant that lasts through 2021.  She is also a Vaughn Endowed Professor at A-State.  She has been supervising numerous students during the research process.  One of those students is Lucia Acosta.  Acosta joined Dr.

Barn exterior at the Hemingway-Pfeiffer Museum and Educational Center in Piggott
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Earlier this month, the Hemingway-Pfeiffer Museum and Educational Center in Piggott hosted a World War One Writing Retreat.  Anthony Childress gives us a brief on that event and what is coming up soon.

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In West Memphis, ASU Mid-South, formerly known as Mid-South Community College, has served the community and the region for a quarter of a century.  A 25th anniversary celebration takes place soon.  Chancellor of ASU-Mid South is Dr. Debra West.  She gives more information in this interview I conducted with her for A-State Connections.  

New Series of Exhibitions to Open at Bradbury Art Museum

Sep 27, 2018
Jed Jackson La Belle et la Bête, 2018 oil on wood 11 x 14 inches
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JONESBORO – "Eclectic" opens Thursday, Oct. 4, at Bradbury Art Museum in Fowler Center on the campus of Arkansas State University.

Included in the exhibition are the works of six artists who work in a variety of materials, styles and approaches. Featured are Teresa Cole, Jed Jackson, Tom Lee, Mario M. Muller, Hans Schmitt-Matzen and David Sullivan. Guests will enjoy the opening reception from 5 until 6:30 p.m.

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JONESBORO – Grammy award-winning artists Shawn Camp and Bill Miller will open the entertainment lineup for the Saturday, Oct. 20, field concert during the 2018 Johnny Cash Heritage Festival.  Their performances will be in the field adjacent to Johnny Cash Boyhood Home in Dyess.

Shawn Camp, onstage from noon until 12:45 p.m., is a native of Perryville, Ark., where he began playing guitar at age five. At 20, he moved to Nashville to become a professional musician.

The presentation of the donation to the Endagered Wolf Center of St. Louis.
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It’s a time-honored tradition—a graduating class of students, grateful for the education and the experience they obtained, give back to their campus community. 

But, as education gets pushed into the 21st century, some of the students that universities get are attending classes online and graduating—even at Arkansas State University.  So, just like physical students, online students obtain an experience and, in the case of the graduating summer class of 2018, want to give back to their alma mater.

But, how?

Brandon Tabor, KASU News

Dr. Chuck Welch is the President of the ASU System and oversees the operations of the system, including all of the college campuses across the system.  He is also one of the state’s leading advocates for higher education.  Welch is the second president of the ASU System.  He has been on board since April 2011.  Here is KASU News Director Johnathan Reaves' interview with Dr. Chuck Welch.  Click on the Listen button for the entire interview.

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Arkansas State University’s Department of Diversity and Community Engagement received a high honor…the 2018 Higher Education Excellence in Diversity Award from Insight into Diversity magazine.  KASU News Director Johnathan Reaves interviewed Dr. Maurice Gipson is the Vice Chancellor for Diversity and Community Engagement at Arkansas State.  Click on the Listen button for the entire interview. 

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A record gift to the arts at Arkansas State University will result in construction of a new building on the A-State campus in Jonesboro.  

U.S. Secretary of Education Betsy DeVos speaking at the 2018 Conservative Political Action Conference (CPAC) in National Harbor, Maryland.
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The US Department of Education Secretary made remarks this week that were negative of Arkansas State University.  

Emily Devereux

A translational research lab has been established with the joint efforts of Arkansas State University and St. Bernards Medical Center’s Internal Medicine Residency Program.  Telling us about the project is founder and director of the Translational Research Lab, Dr. Xiuzhen Huang and Dr. Sara Nehring of St. Bernards Medical Center, co-director.  In this interview, I asked Dr. Huang about this lab and how the researched started for this.  Click on the Listen button for the entire interview.

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Next year, the Embassy Suites by Hilton Jonesboro Convention Center will open on the campus of Arkansas State University.  Director of Sales and Marketing Shawnie Carrier gives an update on how the project is going.  Click on the Listen button for the interview.

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Plans are underway for the 20-19 Delta Symposium at Arkansas State University.  This annual event brings together scholars from around the world to examine the unique history and culture of the Mississippi River delta.  Proposals are now being taken for presenters for next year’s event.  Dr.

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Volunteers make up the heart of a community, and on the A-State Campus, it is no different.  Student volunteers help with different fundraisers, activities, and projects. Whether they are helping to put together shows and events at the Carl R. Reng Student Union or raising money for St. Jude or United Way, students are looking to help.  Katey Provence is the Coordinator of Student Services at A-State.  She tells about one project that is making a difference.  Click on the Listen button for the entire interview.  

Johnathan Reaves / KASU News

JONESBORO – When the lineup featuring Jamey Johnson and Alison Krauss was announced in July for the 2018 Johnny Cash Heritage Festival, John Carter Cash, Grammy-winning son of Johnny and June Carter Cash, promised that this year’s festival would be like none other. 

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The second Saturday of every month is when we hold our monthly interview with Arkansas State University’s Chancellor Dr. Kelly Damphousse.  KASU’s Mark Smith conducts this month’s interview with Damphousse.  Damphousse says there is an excitement in the air when the fall semester starts.  Click on the Listen button for the entire interview.  

ASU-Mountain Home

This segment features another chancellor from the ASU System.  Dr. Robin Myers joined me for this interview from ASU-Mountain Home.  In this interview, I started by asking him about recent recognitions awarded to the university.  WalletHub named ASU-Mountain Home the number one community college in the nation, as well as winning the 2017 and 2019 Aspen Prize for Community College Excellence from the Aspen Institute.  The Chronicle of Higher Education also listed ASU-Mountain Home on the list of two-year colleges with the top graduation rates.  Dr.

The Muses Creative Artistry Project.

The Muses Creative Artistry Project is an Arkansas-based arts ensemble.  This group will present a concert of music from operas and Broadway musicals this Thursday, September 13, at 7:30 in Riceland Hall of the Fowler Center on the A-State campus in Jonesboro.  KASU’s Marty Scarbrough spoke with Deleen Davidson, the president and general director of the Muses, about the upcoming concert and about the group’s mission.   Click on the Listen button for the entire interview.  

Dr. Brittany Hendricks, instructor in the Department of Music at Arkansas State University
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JONESBORO – Dr. Brittany Hendricks, instructor in the Department of Music at Arkansas State University, will present a faculty recital on Tuesday, Sept. 11, at 7:30 p.m. in the Fine Arts Center Recital Hall.  Admission is free.

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JONESBORO – Significant progress on first-time and transfer students, and improved retention results are the highlights of the Fall 2018 11th-day enrollment at Arkansas State University.

A-State announced an overall enrollment head count of 14,058, which includes all students at the Jonesboro campus as well as the students enrolled at Campus Queretaro, marking the third consecutive year with enrollment over 14,000.

Dr. Cherisse Jones-Branch, Dr. Gary Edwards

Two professors at Arkansas State University have edited a book on the histories of women from the state.  The book is titled “Arkansas Women: Their Lives and Times”.  The book features 15 biographical essays featuring the prominent Arkansas women, from the state’s earliest frontier years to the late 20th century.  Some of the women featured include Senator Hattie Caraway, Daisy Lee Gatson Bates, and Sue Cowan Morris.  The editors for the book are Dr. Cherisse Jones-Branch and Dr. Gary Edwards. 

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On Friday, September 7 at 7:30 p.m., Arkansas State University’s Heritage Studies Ph.D. program will partner with the Foundation of Arts in Jonesboro in bringing a First Friday Concert Series to The Forum.  Assistant Professor of History at Arkansas State Dr.

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