Johnathan Reaves

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For A-State Connections, I'm Johnathan Reaves.  ASU-Three Rivers in Malvern has received funding for restoration of a historic building.  I conducted this interview with Chancellor of ASU-Three Rivers Dr. Steve Rook.  Click on the Listen button for the entire interview.  

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Click on the Listen button for a tribue to KASU's June Taylor.  A memorial service for June will be held on Wednesday, February 5 from two to four in the Grand Hall of the Fowler Center.  At 3 p.m., there will be a time for sharing memories and reflections of June. We will share photos and some audio clips, read comments that have been collected from friends and former students, and open the floor to any in attendance who would like to share. We hope that many friends, members of the A-State community, and alumni will be able to attend. The clock tower of the Dean B.

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This is A-State Connections on KASU.  I’m Johnathan Reaves. This is the weekly segment called “A-State Connections and Create@State: Making Connections That Count”.  In this interview, I talked about a field of research called informatics. Assistant Professor of Bioinformatics Dr. Emily Bellis and molecular sciences student Dr. Jonathan Stubblefield joins me on the podcast today.  He has been working in the St.

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A street renaming is official in Jonesboro.  After months of contentious debates, the Jonesboro’s city council passed an ordinance that called for the renaming of a city street after the late Dr. Martin Luther King, Junior.  That process was finalized Monday as Commerce Drive in east Jonesboro became Dr. Martin Luther King, Junior Drive.  Special Assistant to the Chancellor at Arkansas State University Dr. Lonnie Williams says the process of the street renaming shows there is still a lot of work that needs to be done in Jonesboro.  

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For A-State Connections, I'm Johnathan Reaves.  Graduate students are working with businesses to develop the company’s strategic plans.  Under the leadership of Professor of Management and Marketing in Neil Griffin College of Business Dr. Bill Roe at Arkansas State University, students have helped many businesses across the state.  I asked Dr. Roe how long these strategic plans have been conducted.  Click on the Listen button for the entire interview.  

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Six NYITCOM Student Doctors Matched to Military Residencies

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New York Institute of Technology College of Osteopathic Medicine at Arkansas State University in Wilson Hall in Jonesboro
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Six members of New York Institute of Technology College of Osteopathic Medicine-Arkansas’ inaugural class were matched to U.S. military residencies last week and will begin their Graduate Medical Education (GME) in conjunction with service to their country. 

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This is A-State Connections on KASU.  I’m Johnathan Reaves. This is the weekly segment called “A-State Connections and Create@State: Making Connections That Count”.  In this interview, I talked with Professor of plant biotechnology Dr. Gregory Phillips and molecular biosciences graduate student Brett Hale. They talk about research involving soybeans.  Dr. Phillips starts the interview.   Click on the Listen button for the entire interview.  

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This is A-State Connections on KASU.  I'm Johnathan Reaves.  Arkansas State University’s Chancellor Dr. Kelly Damphousse starts this New Year by talking about some changes that will help military veterans and their education.  Click on the Listen button for the entire interview.  

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This is A-State Connections on KASU.  I’m Johnathan Reaves. Today, we continue talking to seniors on A-State’s Cheer team.  I talk with Hannah Walker and Stacie Chatman.  Click on the Listen button for the entire interview.  

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This is A-State Connections on KASU.  I’m Johnathan Reaves.  Today, we continue honoring the seniors that make up the A-State dance team.  In this interview, I spoke with seniors Ellie Stafford and Kenzie Williams.  Click on the Listen button for the entire interview.  

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This is A-State Connections on KASU.  I’m Johnathan Reaves. This is the weekly segment called “A-State Connections and Create@State: Making Connections That Count”.  In this interview, Associate Professor of Marine Biology Dr. Paul Sikkel talks about research involving parasites and the world’s oceans.  Dr. Sikkel has students that are working on research around the world on a year-round basis.  Click on the Listen button for the entire interview. 

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The Arkansas Department of Education, Arkansas State University, and the Arkansas Public School Resource Center is partnering to provide a statewide online coding curriculum starting with the fall 2020 semester.  The initiative allows 250 high school students across the state to participate in the UpSkill program tuition free.  This supports Arkansas Governor Asa Hutchinson’s initiative on computer coding and computer science skills.  The course structure leads students through a nine-month curriculum that prepares students to receive a certificate in Swift coding.    The Arkansas Departme

This is A-State Connections on KASU.  I’m Johnathan Reaves. This is the weekly segment called “A-State Connections and Create@State: Making Connections That Count”.  In this interview, we get a look back at 2019’s amazing research at Arkansas State University.  Joining me for this review is Executive Director of Research and Technology Transfer at Arkansas State University Emily Devereux and Vice Provost for Research and Technology Transfer and Executive Director of Arkansas Biosciences Institute at Arkansas State University Dr. Tom Risch.

For A-State Connections, I'm Johnathan Reaves.  Since 2016, there has been discussion about a hotel and a convention center in Jonesboro.  At one point, two groups were competing to put the project in Jonesboro.  In March of 2016, I did an interview with Roby Brock of Talk Business and Politics and asked him about whether Jonesboro could really support two convention centers.  Well, we now know that the Red Wolf Convention Center is up and holding events.  I talked with Brock recently about his thoughts on the center and what it means for the region.  Click on the Listen button for the en

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This is A-State Connections on KASU.  I’m Johnathan Reaves.  Today, I talk to two seniors who are on the Arkansas State University cheer team.  Apple Dennie and Allie Thomlinson both talk about their years at A-State and what it means to be on the cheer team.  Click on the Listen button for the entire interview.  

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This is A-State Connections on KASU.  I’m Johnathan Reaves.  Last week, we talked to Paige Pauley about Arkansas State’s Spirit Squad.  Today, I talked to two of the seniors on the dance team.  I talked to Communications major and former Miss Arkansas State University Cori Keller and Exercise Science major Emily Doggett.  I started the interview by talking with Cori Keller.  Click on the Listen button for the entire interivew.   

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This is A-State Connections on KASU.  I’m Johnathan Reaves. This is the weekly segment called “A-State Connections and Create@State: Making Connections That Count”.  In this interview, I talked to Associate Professor of Mechanical Engineering Dr. Shivan Haran.  He brought several students in to talk about the latest research.  Click on the Listen button for the entire interview.  

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This is A-State Connections on KASU.  I’m Johnathan Reaves. This is the weekly segment called “A-State Connections and Create@State: Making Connections That Count”.  In this interview, electrical engineering research takes place at Arkansas State featuring some things that you might think would come out of movies.  Starting the interview is Professor of Engineering Dr. Brandon Kemp. Click on the Listen button for the entire interview.  

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This is A-State Connections on KASU.  I’m Johnathan Reaves.  You see them on A-State Game Days.  The A-State cheerleaders and dance team that make up the Spirit Squad at Arkansas State.  They do so much more besides game day appearances, including public appearances, showing up to meet students at local schools, and a lot of practicing for the upcoming national competitions in the Spring.   There is a lot to do, and one person leads it all.  Director of Spirit Programs and Head Coach at Arkansas State University is Paige Pauley.  She tells when she came to A-State.  Click on the Listen bu

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For A-State Connections, I'm Johnathan Reaves.  The Second Saturday conversation with Arkansas State University Chancellor Dr. Kelly Damphousse was recorded in Little Rock at the ASU Board of Trustees meeting that was held on Friday, December sixth.  I asked Damphousse about his thoughts at the end of this year.  Click on the Listen button for the entire interview.

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Arkansas’ 12th medical marijuana dispensary is now open. KASU’s Johnathan Reaves has this report.

Last week, state officials gave the green light for N-E-A Full Spectrum to start operating.  The dispensary is located just north of Jonesboro on Highway 49 in the tiny community of Brookland. The opening of the business was welcome news to customers in line…many of whom say they had to drive several hours to other parts of the state to receive medical marijuana.  One of those is Penny Elder.

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The University of Arkansas System Division of Agriculture is in the process of creating Arkansas’ Northeast Rice Research and Extension Center.  Leading the project is the Director Dr. Tim Burcham.  Burcham was previously dean of the former College of Agriculture and Technology at Arkansas State University.  KASU News Director Johnathan Reaves conducted this interview with Burcham and asked how his love for agriculture started.  Click on the Listen button for the entire interview. 

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The official grand opening of the Embassy Suites hotel and the Red Wolf Convention Center is set for January 16th.  However, one event has already taken place, as the Jonesboro Regional Chamber of Commerce held their annual chamber banquet inside the Red Wolf Convention Center.  Dr.

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This is A-State Connections on KASU.  I’m Johnathan Reaves. This is the weekly segment called “A-State Connections and Create@State: Making Connections That Count”.  In this interview, I talked with Associate Professor and Director of Research in the Masters of Athletic Training Program Dr. Scott Bruce and Cleveland, Ohio native graduate student Megan Etter.  Dr. Bruce tells about the program.  He also talks about research being conducted to help Arkansas State’s baseball team.  Click on the Listen button for the entire interview.  

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This is A-State Connections.  I'm Johnathan Reaves.    Last week, the Henderson State University Board of Trustees approved a merger agreement with the Arkansas State University System that would take effect in 2021.  This will go the ASU Board of Trustees for approval during the December 6th meeting in Little Rock.  Giving us an update on this is ASU System President Dr. Chuck Welch.  Click on the Listen button for the entire interview. 

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Happy Thanksgiving!!  This is A-State Connections on KASU.  I’m Johnathan Reaves. This is the weekly segment called “A-State Connections and Create@State: Making Connections That Count”.  Research is taking place to make concrete and asphalt stronger, which will make transportation safer in the state.  Three research papers about these projects are being submitted for presentation at a national transportation conference in Washington D.C. in January.  This is the second part of a  two part interview of this research.  I talked with Associate Professor of Civil Engineering Dr.

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This is A-State Connections on KASU.  I’m Johnathan Reaves.  Arkansas State University recently participated in the national “First-Generation College Celebration Day.” Director of Student Support Services Jerrod Lockhart tells about programs that take place to support first-generation college-bound students.  One of those programs is called “First in the Pack”.  Lockhart tells about the program.  Click on the Lsiten button for the entire interview.  

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This is A-State Connections on KASU.  I’m Johnathan Reaves. This is the weekly segment called “A-State Connections and Create@State: Making Connections That Count”.  Research is taking place to make concrete and asphalt stronger, which will make transportation safer in the state.  Three research papers about these projects are being submitted for presentation at a national transportation conference in Washington D.C. in January.  This is the first of a two part interview of this research.  I talked with Associate Professor of Civil Engineering Dr.

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