A-State Connections

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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. 

Johnathan Reaves, KASU News

Pending approval from the Arkansas Department of Higher Education, the College of the Ouachitas in Malvern will become Arkansas State University-Three Rivers in January.  The current president of the College of the Ouachitas is Dr. Steven Rook.  He gives an update on the name change.  Click on the Listen button for the entire interview. 

Arkansas State University’s Department of Theatre has four productions taking place during the 2019-2020 season.  Marc Williams is an assistant professor and the interim chair of Arkansas State University’s Department of Theatre and tells about the department.  Click the Listen button for the entire interview.

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This is A-State Connections on KASU.  I’m Johnathan Reaves.  The line-up has been set for the 2019-2020 Lecture-Concert series at A-State in Jonesboro.  This series of free events is open to the public.  KASU’s Marty Scarbrough spoke with Dr. Timothy Crist, the chair of the Lecture-Concert committee who gave a preview of the acclaimed guest speakers and the talented musicians who will be coming to the campus. Click on the Listen button for the entire interview.

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Recently, NYIT’s College of Osteopathic Medicine at Arkansas State University recently unveiled a mobile medical vehicle, called the Detla Care-A-Van.  The 40-foot vehicle will take medical students to different communities across the delta to conduct health screenings.  The communities are Harrisburg, Leachville, Lepanto, Manila, Marked Tree, Piggott, and Walnut Ridge.  Dr. Brookeshield Laurent is the Chair of Clinical Medicine for NYIT-COM at A-State.  She is also director of the Delta Care-A-Van and tells more.  Click on the Listen button for more.

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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”.  We start a series of interviews about the Arkansas Biosciences Institute and research that has been supported by ABI.  Telling us more about ABI is the Director of the Arkansas Biosciences Institute Dr. Bobby McGehee.  He is also the Dean of the University of Arkansas for Medical Sciences Graduate School and is a Professor in the UAMS Department of Pediatrics.  Dr.

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JONESBORO – The Department of English, Philosophy and World Languages at Arkansas State University has opened a call for papers and presentations to be given at the 26th annual Delta Symposium, which is scheduled for Wednesday through Saturday, April 8-11, 2020.

The theme will be "The Haunted South," according to Dr. Gregory Hansen, professor of English and folklore, and chair of the symposium committee.

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JONESBORO – The Arkansas State University Alumni Association is announcing the recipients of its Distinguished Alumni Awards for 2019, which will be presented during Homecoming, Saturday, Oct. 26. 

This year’s honorees are Alec Farmer, Tommy Fowler and Don Harmon, all of Jonesboro.

"Each of these alumni has attained an outstanding record of professional and civic achievements, as well as giving extraordinary support to their alma mater,” according to Dr. Dale Morris of Forrest City, president of the Alumni Association.

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Today, we conclude our interviews with the drum majors that lead the Sound of the Natural State marching band.  Andrew Coleman is a percussionist and a Music Education Major from Forrest City.  He has been on the Sound of the Natural State for 5 years and drum major for 3 years.  Click on the Listen button for the entire interview.  

This is A-State Connections on KASU.  This is the second Saturday conversation with Arkansas State University Chancellor Dr. Kelly Damphousse.  He talks football and enrollment numbers in this episode.  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”.  This podcast episode takes place at a little known area on the Arkansas State University Campus, A-State's Bird Observatory on campus.  Click on the Listen button for the entire interivew.  

Johnathan Reaves, KASU News

This is A-State Connections.  I am Johnathan Reaves.  We get a system wide update from the Arkansas State University System President Dr. Chuck Welch.  He talks about what is happening with all of the campuses, and the work that is being done to help Henderson State University.  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, I talked with Adam Shea.  He is Manager of Sustainability and Membership Communications with Riceland Foods. Shae was one of the judges that participated in the Create@State symposium in April.  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 week, I continue talking with drum majors who lead the Sound of the Natural State marching band.  Last week, I talked to Anna Rougeau.  This week, I talk to Adam Hartness.  He is a Music Education major and tells about himself.  Click on the Listen button for the entire interview.  Next week, I will talk to Andrew Coleman.  

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A $3.5 million overhaul of the Acansa Dining Hall on the A-State campus in Jonesboro has created new food options for those on campus…including a new emphasis to offer choices that don’t have eight of the common allergens for food.  The work over the summer was funded by Sodexo, which is Arkansas State’s food services provider.  General Manager of Sodexo Dan McClain tells about the transformation.  Click on the Listen button for the entire interview. 

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Saturday night, the Arkansas State University Red Wolves will host Southern Methodist University’s Mustangs in the season opener for both teams.  With all of the excitement of the game, you will hear the group of students that will be adding to the excitement throughout the game.  Of course, I am referring to the Sound of the Natural State marching band.  One of the drum majors that will lead the band is Music Education major Anna Rougeau.  She tells a little bit about herself.  She says coming to Arkansas State was just a natural fit.  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”.  This is the 50th episode of the Create@State podcast. For this episode, we talk about the critically endangered red wolf and Arkansas State University’s role in the red wolf conservation movement. 

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Ep. 49.  This is A-State Connections on KASU.  I’m Johnathan Reaves.

This is A-State Connections on KASU.  I’m Johnathan Reaves.  Ever since its opening, the Fowler Center on the A-State campus in Jonesboro has hosted world-class musicians and performers from around the world.  The line-up of presentations in the 2019-2020 Fowler Series has been announced, and KASU’s Marty Scarbrough spoke with newly appointed Fowler Center director Dr. Marika Kyriakos and with Dr. Tim Crist, who coordinated the events for this year’s series.  For those people who have never before attended an event at the Fowler Center, Dr.

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Paint the Town Red!  Next week, the annual festivities take place in Jonesboro to get ready for the first home football game of the season on August 31st.  Telling us more about this is Chairman on the Jonesboro Regional Chamber of Commerce’s A-State Committee Rocky Wilson and Executive Vice President of the Chamber Cari White.  Wilson tells about the festivities, which start Tuesday, August 27th. 

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This is A-State Connections on KASU.  I'm Johnathan Reaves.  We continue talking about the Arkansas State University bands, and this week we focus on the Sound of the Natural State Marching Band. 

Leading the Sound of the Natural State is Director of Athletic Bands and Assistant Director of Bands at Arkansas State University Dr. Steven Riley.  Riley is a Massachusetts native and is in his second year at A-State.  I asked him about his thoughts on the A-State Bands turning 90 this year.  Click on the Listen button for the entire interview.  

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Ep. 48. 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 Communication Studies major Emily Riley during the Create@State symposium in April.  She talks about her research involving women in hunting and fishing through a gendered lens.  Click on the Listen button for the entire interview.  

Johnathan Reaves, KASU News

NYIT College of Osteopathic Medicine at Arkansas State University has several ways to train student doctors on a variety of different medical scenarios.  Full size mannequins can be programmed to have different medical problems.  One can even give birth.   Also, NYIT hires standardized patients to help in training doctors.  Telling us more about this is the Director of Simulation Learning Matt Charnetski.  He tells how he first got started in this path.  Click on the Listen button for the entire interview.  

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The fall semester starts August 19th at Arkansas State University.  Arkansas State University Chancellor Dr. Kelly Damphousse gives an update in this Second Saturday segment on A-State Connections.  Click on the Listen button for the entire interview.  

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Ep. 47. 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 air an interview with A-State doctoral student Rokib Hasan.  He talks about his research, which involves gene editing in peanuts.   Click on the Listen button for entire interview.  

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This is A-State Connections on KASU.  I’m Johnathan Reaves.  We continue with our series of interviews featuring the 90th anniversary of A-State Bands.  Joining me today is Dr. Sarah Labovitz from Arkansas State.  She tells about her role, which includes music education.  Dr. Labovitz is Associate Director of Bands and Coordinator of Music Education at Arkansas State University.  Learn more by clicking on the Listen button.  

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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, we go back to the April symposium and talk to two more judges of the event.  Brad Parsons is the CEO of NEA Baptist Health System and Stephanie Taylor is the Administrative Director of Quality at NEA Baptist Health System.  I asked about how many times both Parsons and Taylor had participated in the Create@State symposium.  Click on the Listen button for the entire interview. 

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For A-State Connections, I'm Johnathan Reaves.  The Bradbury Art Museum has a new leader.  Dr. Les Christensen was the founder and the director of the Bradbury Art Museum and is retiring.  Assistant Director Jackie Brightwell has been named as the new director of the Museum, which is located on the campus of Arkansas State University.  They give an update on some of the things that are taking place at the Bradbury Art Museum.  I was able to talk to Christensen and Brightwell in this interview.  Click on the Listen button for the entire interview.  

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Welcome to A-State Connections.  I'm Johnathan Reaves.  This year is the 90th year celebration of the Arkansas State bands program.  There is a lot of excitement about what this year brings. Dr. Timothy Oliver is the Director of Bands and the Coordinator of Wind and Percussion Studies at Arkansas State.  Oliver gives a preview of this year, and a brief history of the A-State Bands program.  Click the Listen button for the entire interview.  

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This is A-State Connections on KASU.  I’m Johnathan Reaves.  At a recent meeting of the St. Jude Collegiate Seminar, Arkansas State University students won two major awards in recognition of the fundraising work they have done for St. Jude’s Children’s Research Hospital in Memphis.  A-State’s Up ‘til Dawn chapter and Lambda Chi Alpha fraternity received an award for the Glow Run they held last year that raised over five-thousand dollars for St.

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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 one of the judges for the Create@State Symposium, A-State Alumni Sandy Alstadt. She is the owner of Alstadt Solutions, LLC in Little Rock.  She tells about herself and how she learned about the Create@State Symposium.  This interview was recorded during the April Symposium.  Click on the Listen button for the entire interview.  

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