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. 

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 Dr. Edward Salo.  He is an Assistant Professor of History at Arkansas State University and works with the Heritage Studies Ph.D. program.  He worked with graduate students Mikhail Komlatskiy and Pushpita Eshika to look at two cemeteries in Helena-West Helena to try to get them on the National Register of Historic Places.  Click on the Listen button for the entire interview.  

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Former United States President Bill Clinton spoke at Arkansas State University Monday night during the Riceland Distinguished Presentation Series.  In this speech, he calls for unity in today's divisive political environment.  Click on the Listen button for the entire speech.  

Delta Award Finalists for Tourism Achievement in 2018

Feb 8, 2019
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JONESBORO – Arkansas Delta Byways will present the annual Delta Awards ceremony, recognizing tourism achievement in Eastern Arkansas, during festivities Friday evening, Feb. 15, at the Grand Prairie Center, 2709 U.S. Hwy., 165, in Stuttgart.

The evening will begin with a 5:30 p.m. silent auction, followed by the dinner and awards at 7 p.m.   The event is sponsored by Arkansas Delta Byways with support from the Grand Prairie Center and the City of Stuttgart.

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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 segment, we learn about research involving a species of endangered bats in Arkansas.  Dr. Tom Risch is the Interim Associate Vice Chancellor of Research and Interim Executive Director of Arkansas Biosciences Institute at Arkansas State University. Heather Custer is a graduate student at Arkansas State University and is working on her Master’s degree in Biology.  Dr.

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Arkansas State University Chancellor Dr. Kelly Damphousse joins me for his monthly interview on A-State Connections.  Here, he starts the interview by talking about a special guest coming to A-State to speak Monday night, President Bill Clinton.  Click on the Listen button for the entire interview.  

Ellie Stafford is Miss Arkansas State University 2019

Feb 6, 2019
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JONESBORO – Ellie Stafford of Jonesboro was crowned Miss Arkansas State University 2019 tonight at the 45th annual contest presented by the Delta Theta chapter of Pi Kappa Alpha Fraternity.

Stafford is a strategic communication major in the College of Liberal Arts and Communication, and a Chancellor's List student.

Stafford also won the Beth Damphousse Talent Award and the Kelly Damphousse Interview Award, each of which is accompanied by a $500 prize.

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Matt Carey is an assistant professor of vocal studies in the music department at Arkansas State University in Jonesboro.  This Monday night (February Fourth) at 7-30, he, along with collaborative pianist Emily Trapp Jenkins, will perform the song cycle “A Winter’s Journey” by Franz Schubert [FRAHNZ SHOE-bert] in the Fine Arts Center Recital Hall on the A-State campus in Jonesboro.  KASU’s Marty Scarbrough spoke with Carey about this upcoming recital, asking him first to explain what a “song cycle” is.  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”.   The annual STEM Posters at the Arkansas Capitol takes place in Little Rock on February 20.  The event allows undergraduate students from colleges and universities across the state to participate in showing off their research on posters to the public, especially to state lawmakers.  Arkansas State University will be sending students to this event. 

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Arkansas State University is celebrating the groundbreaking for its new disaster training pavilion to be located in the small city of Imboden.   Ann Kenda has this report for A-State Connections.

Due to the possibility of rain or snow, the groundbreaking was moved indoors but participants still posed for pictures with shovels.  They’re marking the symbolic beginning of construction on a disaster training area that will educate the next generation of first responders and others about emergency management. 

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This year marks the 25th anniversary of the Agri Business conference at Arkansas State University.  It takes place on Wednesday, February 13th with morning sessions in the Fowler Center and lunch and afternoon sessions at First National Bank Arena.  Dr.

Mrs. Arkansas United States

A faculty member of Arkansas State is being recognized for her work out in the community.  Dr. Tamara Pace-Glover is Mrs, Arkansas United States and has been recognized by the city of Jonesboro for her community engagement work.  Glover tells a little about herself.  Click on the Listen button to hear 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, I talked with Dr. Jody Long and Christopher Russell.  Dr. Long is an assistant professor of social work at Arkansas State.  He tells about how he and Russell have worked on social work research that could help social workers have a better understanding of transgender patients.  Click on the Listen button to hear the entire interview. 

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Arkansas State University has numerous events that will take place in February to celebrate Black History Month.  Director of the Arkansas State University Multicultural Center is Dr. Evette Allen. She tells about how events were selected for Black History Month and also tells about what those events are.  Click on the Listen button for the entire interview.  

Stephanie Kolpy The Final Thaw, 2018 cyanotype, monotype, screenprint, diamond dust, watercolor and white gel pen 22 x 30 inchesCredit Arkansas State UniversityEdit | Remove

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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 Dr. Jennifer Bouldin and graduate students Emma Martin and Amber Spence.  Dr. Bouldin is the Director of the Ecotoxicology Research Facility and is Professor of Environmental Biology at Arkansas State University.  Bouldin talks about the research.  Click on the Listen button for the entire interview. 

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Unity!  That is the national theme for this year’s festivities that celebrate the legacy of the late Dr. Martin Luther King, Junior.  This year’s activities take place Sunday, January 20th at 3:30 at the Jonesboro High School Performing Arts Center.  Monday’s parade is at 11 am and noon the program will be held at the Fowler Center at Arkansas State University.  Telling us more is Ashley Wilson.  She is the public relations and marketing manager with the Craighead County Dr. Martin Luther King Committee.  Click on the Listen button for the entire interview.   

Today’s program will focus on key research accomplishments at Arkansas State University.  The Carnegie Classification of Institutions of Higher Education has elevated Arkansas State University to the category, “Doctoral Universities: High Research Activity.”  During this Second Saturday conversation, I talked with Arkansas State University Chancellor Dr. Kelly Damphousse about this designation and what it means for the university.  Click on the Listen button for the entire interview.  

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This is A-State Connections on KASU.  This is the weekly segment called “A-State Connections and Create@State: Making Connections That Count”.  In this interview, we get more reaction about the new research designation for Arkansas State due to the amount of research activity going on at A-State.  The Carnegie Classification of Institutions of Higher Education revealed that is has elevated Arkansas State to the category, "Doctoral Universities: High Research Activity."  KASU News Director Johnathan Reaves talked with Dr.

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Arkansas State University’s Office of Behavioral Research and Evaluation were co-writers with Mid-South Health Systems of a 375-thousand dollar grant from the Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration of the US Department of Health and Human Services.   Telling us more about the Office of Behavioral Research and Evaluation is co-director Christy Brinkley.  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 spoke with Dr.

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Arkansas State University is certified as a Storm Ready University through the National Weather Service.  This is due to the work of constant training that takes place between the university and local, state, and federal officials.  Training takes place with the local police and fire units, the county and state offices of Emergency Management, and federal officials, including the National Weather Service.  Jon Carvell is a safety officer at Arkansas State University and leads the efforts to keep the university safe.  KASU News Director Johnathan Reaves asked him how he got into doing this

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This is A-State Connections on KASU.  This is the weekly segment called “A-State Connections and Create@State: Making Connections That Count”.  In this interview, I spoke with Associate Professor of Psychology Dr. Irina Khramtsova.  Khramtsova and her students Leea Carver, Madalyn Crittenden, Shelby Danielle, and Diana Huynh.  They worked on research on mindfulness and will all present at the Hawaii International Conference on Education in January.  Dr. Khramtsova talks about the research.

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Arkansas State University’s College of Nursing and Health Professions has received an 89-thousand dollars grant from the Blue and You Foundation for a Healthier Arkansas.  The grant will be used to purchase a baby simulator, called the SimBaby.  Telling us about this is Kayla Travis, Assistant Professor of Nursing and Clinical Lab Coordinator.  Addie Flemming is an Assistant Professor of Nursing.  Travis starts the interview by telling about the clinical lab, where the SimBaby is located.  Click on the Listen button for the entire interview.  

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As a gift to you this holiday season, we are giving you an EXTRA edition of the Create@State podcast this week.  Dr. Xiuzhen Huang is a professor of computer science at Arkansas State University.  She was recently recognized as a 2019 Arkansas Research Alliance Fellow.  She joins five other researchers across the state in this honor, and is the third fellow at Arkansas State University.  Here is an interview KASU News Director Johnathan Reaves conducted with Dr. Huang.  Click on the Listen button for the entire interview. 

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This is A-State Connections on KASU.  This is the weekly segment called “A-State Connections and Create@State: Making Connections That Count”.  In this interview,  KASU's Johnathan Reaves talked with one of the local businesses that works with Create@State to judge students’ entries.  Jessica Blackburn is the director of foundation and corporate engagement at Arkansas State University.  Phillip Poston is the director of strategic planning at Hytrol in Jonesboro.   Reaves started the interview by asking Blackburn about the importance of including businesses like Hytrol in Create@State. 

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The Arkansas State University campus is closed down for the holiday break through New Years Day.  While most students leave to go back to their homes, not all students leave.   And, does the university really shut down during the break?  KASU News Director Johnathan Reaves talked with Assistant Vice Chancellor for Facilities Management at Arkansas State University David Handwork.   He tells about facilities management. Click on the Listen button for the entire interview.  

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The ASU Museum is adding new exhibits from work that students have been doing in class.  Director of the ASU Museum is Dr. Marti Allen.  Curator of Education at the ASU Museum is Jill Kary.  Allen starts by telling about the Back the Pack project.  Click on the Listen button for the interview.  Click here to learn more about Back the Pack.  

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This is A-State Connections on KASU.    Arkansas State University has received a prestigious recognition from the League of American Bicyclists.  It is now a Silver Level Bicycle Friendly University.  Associate Vice Chancellor for Marketing and Communications Dr. Bill Smith tells about this designation.  Click on the Listen button for the entire interview.  

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This is A-State Connections on KASU.  This is the weekly segment called “A-State Connections and Create@State: Making Connections That Count”.  In this interview, we conclude our series of interviews about how students are trying to save the American Red Wolf from extinction.  Education of the red wolf to school children is an important aspect, and students from Arkansas State have put together different teaching tools that can be used in the classroom.  The tools are put into a traveling suitcase that will eventually be available for check out at the ASU Museum by educators.  The idea for

New York Institute of Technology College of Osteopathic Medicine at Arkansas State University in Wilson Hall in Jonesboro
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The NYIT College of Osteopathic Medicine at Arkansas State University is in a partnership with the office of Representative Rick Crawford.  The fellowship program will assess the usage of federal funds in the Delta region and ensure they are benefitting residents as intended.  KASU News Director Johnathan Reaves sat down with the Dean, Dr. Shane Speights.  Before Reaves asked him about the fellowship, Speights commented on how this academic year has been.  Click on the Listen button for the entire interview.

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