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. 

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A new show opens next week and summer camps start soon at the Bradbury Art Museum on the campus of Arkansas State University in Jonesboro.  Telling us more is Education Coordinator Haley Voges.  Click on the Listen button for the entire interview.  

Johnathan Reaves, KASU News

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”.  Today’s segment was recorded at Create@State in April.  I interviewed Parker Long.  He is an instrumental music education major at Arkansas State and presented research on the first day of the Create@State symposium.  I got the opportunity to interview Long about his research after he presented.  Click on the Listen button for the entire interview.  

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This is the Second Saturday conversation with Arkansas State University Chancellor Dr. Kelly Damphousse on KASU.  Click on the Listen button for the entire interview.  

Barn exterior at the Hemingway-Pfeiffer Museum and Educational Center in Piggott
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This is A-State Connections on KASU.  I'm Johnathan Reaves.  As we continue with our second part of our four-part interview series with Dr. Ruth Hawkins from Arkansas State University, she talks about how she started working on the Arkansas State University Heritage Sites as well as the Arkansas Delta Byways.  She says the first project was the Hemingway-Pfeiffer Museum and Educational Center. Click on the Listen button for the entire interview.  

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This is A-State Connections on KASU.  I’m Johnathan Reaves.  Coming up next week is the annual TinkerFaire event that takes place at the ASU Museum on the campus of Arkansas State University.  Over 12-hundred people participated in last year’s event, and they are expecting the same number or more this year.  It will be held next Saturday morning, June eighth.  However, that is not the only thing that is taking place at the ASU Museum.

Johnathan Reaves, KASU News

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 learned about a program that allowed two seniors from Brookland High School to participate in a spring fellowship at the Arkansas Biosciences Institute on the campus of Arkansas State University.  Nicolette Perkins and Chance Austin got the opportunity to conduct lab research through a program called “Bearcats in Biotech”. I talked to Perkins and Austin, as well as Shea Harris.

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Today, we start the first in a four-part interview series with Dr. Ruth Hawkins.  She will retire at the end of this month, after serving more than 40 years at Arkansas State University.  While she started her early years as Vice President for Institutional Advancement, the 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, Professor of Music Composition and Music Theory Dr. Tim Crist and undergraduate student Connor Scroggins talk about music composition research.  Click on the Listen button for the entire interview.  

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Arkansas State University will start an eSports team to compete competitively starting in the fall semester.  Arkansas State University is requesting membership this fall in the National Association of Collegiate eSports and would be the second Sun Belt Conference member to be allied with the organization.  Georgia State is the other Sun Belt member.  Telling us more is Vice Chancellor for Enrollment Management Dr.

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This is A-State Connections on KASU.  I’m Johnathan Reaves.  On June eighth, the ASU Museum will have their annual tinkering project that is open to the public.  It is called TinkerFaire.  Curator of Education at the ASU Museum Jill Kary tells about TinkerFaire, and the need for volunteers.  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 to Professor of Nursing Dr. Susan Snellgrove and student Brooks Probst about research involving sexual assault and emergency room nurses.  Click on the Listen button for the entire interview.  

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In this edition of A-State Connections, I talked to ASU System President Dr. Chuck Welch to get his thoughts on the recently concluded legislative session, and how things are going system wide.  Click on the Listen button for the entire interview.  

That is Dr. Chuck Welch, ASU System President on A-State Connections.  We have him on every quarter around the ASU Board of Trustees meetings.  The next meeting will be held at ASU-Newport in Newport on Thursday, June 6 at 10 am.  We will stream that meeting live on Facebook.

Johnathan Reaves, KASU News

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 History Dr. Justin Castro and undergraduate student Nathan Grimes talk about Grimes being awarded the Student Undergraduate Research Fellowship from the Arkansas Department of Higher Education.  Grimes conducted research with Castro for a book project.  Dr. Castro tells more.  Click on the Listen button for the entire interivew.  

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Arkansas State University Chancellor Dr. Kelly Damphousse joins KASU's Johnathan Reaves for the second Saturday conversation on KASU.  Click on the Listen button for the entire interview.    

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This is A-State Connections on KASU.   Associate Professor of medicine at NYIT College of Osteopathic Medicine at Arkansas State University Dr. Darren Sommer was honored with the 2019 Innovation Hero Award.  He won the award for the work that he has done to integrate telemedicine technology into the health care experience.  He also developed a curriculum at NYIT at A-State to teach students telemedicine.  KASU's Johnathan Reaves talked to Dr.

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A wet 2019 has pushed back the opening of the Embassy Suites by Hilton Red Wolf Convention Center in Jonesboro.  General Manager Kraig Pomrenke gives an update on the project.  Click on the Listen button for the entire interview.

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This is the weekly segment called “A-State Connections and Create@State: Making Connections That Count”.  In this interview, KASU News Director Johnathan Reaves talked to Associate Professor of Civil Engineering and Associate Director of Transportation Consortium of the South Central States Dr. Zahid Hossain.  He brought in several students to talk about research involving pavement engineering and technology practices that could help the Arkansas Department of Transportation save money on materials for future projects.  Dr. Hossain tells about himself and about the research. 

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Last week, Arkansas State University gave the prestigious honor as part of a ceremony that wrapped up the 41st annual Convocation of Scholars at A-State.  The award went to Thomas Hamaker of Hampton, Arkansas.  He graduates next Saturday with a double major in finance and marketing from Arkansas State University’s Neil Griffin College of Business.

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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 and Interim Chair of Biological Sciences Dr. Travis Marsico and Environmental Sciences Program Ph.D. candidate Diana Soteropoulos talk about collections of diverse plants in a small area in Monroe County as part of conservation research.  Dr. Marsico, who is also the Curator of the STAR Herbarium, tells about the research.  Click on the Listen button for the entire interview.  

Brandon Tabor, KASU News

Recently, the Arkansas Department of Education held teacher signing ceremonies at Arkansas State University to celebrate teachers who were signing certificates to get ready to go into the classroom. 

The Scarlet to Black financial program is designed to provide information for students about how to come up with a personal budgeting plan.  Associate Professor of Finance at Arkansas State University Dr. Philip Tew developed the program.  Tew is Director of Scarlet to Black, as well as Director of the Center for Economic Education at A-State.  The Scarlet to Black program will be expanded as it continues next year.  Telling us more is Dr.

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On April 27, the third annual Susan G. Komen Northeast Arkansas Race for the Cure will be held at Arkansas State University.  Race Chair Amanda Herget talks about the events, which she says will start on Friday, the 26th and carry over to the 27th.   Click on the listen button for the entire interview. 

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Dr. Lynita Cooksey has held several titles during her time at Arkansas State University, and is currently the Provost and Executive Vice Chancellor at A-State.   She will be retiring June 30th and Alan Utter will take over the position July first.  Utter comes to Arkansas State from Texas Women’s University, where he is currently provost and vice president for academic affairs.  KASU News Director Johnathan Reaves talked to Dr. Cooksey and her career at A-State and her remembrances of Arkansas State.  Click on the Listen button to hear 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, Professor of Media Dr. Lillie Fears and graduate student Asem Alomari talk about panel discussions and research concerning vaping at area public schools. 

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This is A-State Connections on KASU.  I’m Johnathan Reaves.  At 1 p.m. on Saturday, April 13th, the Arkansas Roots Music Festival takes place as the wrap up event to this week’s Delta Symposium.  Due to inclement weather, the Arkansas Roots Music Festival will be moved indoors to the Fowler Center on the campus of Arkansas State University.  Telling us more about the Arkansas Roots Music Festival is KASU Station Manager Mark Smith. Click on the Listen button for the entire interview. 

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This is A-State Connections on KASU.  On Monday and Tuesday at Arkansas State, around 80 students will be celebrated for making a choice to teach in public schools.  The University is joining the Arkansas Department of Education to host singing ceremonies for education students who are about to start their careers in the classroom.  Dr. Mary Jane Bradley is Dean of the College of Education and Behavioral Sciences at Arkansas State University. She tells about the ceremonies.  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 to Emily Devereux.  She is the Executive Director of Research and Technology Transfer at Arkansas State University.  She talks about the Create@State symposium that will take place at Arkansas State University Monday, April 15th through Wednesday, April 17th.  It will be held at the Carl R.

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In this edition of KASU's A-State Connections, KASU's News Director Johnathan Reaves talks with Arkansas State University Chancellor Dr. Kelly Damphousse.  He joins us for our monthly conversation at KASU.  Click here for the entire interview.  

Johnathan Reaves, KASU News

This is A-State Connections on KASU.    Homelessness among veterans is a national problem.  One housing project is designed to help address that issue in Jonesboro and the region.  In a little over two years, homeless veterans can be placed in transitional housing called Veterans Village.  Nine homes will be built for qualifying veterans.  Those placed will receive basic necessities and services to help get them back on their feet. 

Tristan Arquitt, KASU News

KASU Graduate Assistant Ahmed Deen talks to KASU News Director about some of the cultural differences between his home country, Saudi Arabia, and the United States.  Click on the Listen button to hear some of the challenges that are common for international students when they come to America.  

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