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. 

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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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, Associate Professor of Molecular Biology and Director of A-State’s Biotechnology Program Dr. Maureen Dolan and undergraduate student Maddy Weiner talk about research that is designed to help improve the state’s aquaculture industry.  Dr. Dolan talks about the research.  Click on the listen button for the entire interview.

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Arkansas State University’s campus in Mexico is in its second year.  During a recent meeting of the ASU Board of Trustees, Vice Rector Dr. David Ray gave an update on how things were going.  After that meeting, KASU News Director Johnathan Reaves caught up with Dr. Ray and talked to him about ASU-Queretaro.  Click on the Listen button for the entire interview.  More information can be found here.   

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This is A-State Connections on KASU.  I’m Johnathan Reaves.  Arkansas State University’s Fowler Center will present Todd Mosby’s New Horizons Ensemble as part of the Riceland Distinguished Presentation Series, Friday, April 5, at 7:30 p.m.

Todd Mosby’s New Horizons Ensemble is a six-member acoustic instrumental/folk/jazz ensemble that has toured across the U.S.  KASU’s Marty Scarbrough discusses the concert with Todd Mosby in this interview.  Click on the Listen button for the entire interview. 

Tristan Arquitt, KASU News

This is A-State Connections. I’m Johnathan Reaves.  In this segment, we continue talking to our KASU Graduate Assistant Ahmed Dean.  You may remember we talked to him recently about how he came to America from his native country of Saudi Arabia.  We are talking about some of the specific challenges he faced, and today, he focuses on some of the economic challenges he faced.   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”.  In this interview, Samuel S. Lipscomb Professor in Agriculture Dr. Elizabeth Hood and graduate student Amber Booth talk about research concerning corn enzymes.  Click on the Listen button for the entire interview.

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Remembering Charles Luter.  The 80-year-old Paragould native was a proud supporter of A-State and education in his community.  Luter graduated from A-State in 1966 with a degree in business administration. 

He would become the president of Peoples Bank in Paragould and CEO of Spring River Bancshares, Inc.  He also was chairman of Peoples Bank in Imboden and was director of First Delta Bank in Marked Tree.

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This is A-State Connections on KASU.  I’m Johnathan Reaves.  On Thursday, March 28th, Arkansas State University will host the Neil Griffin College of Business Women’s Leadership Business Conference at Centennial Hall in the Carl R. Reng Student Union.  Telling us about the annual conference is Dr. Patricia Robertson.  She is Department Chair of the Department of Economics and Finance and Professor of Business Law.  She is also the Faculty Coordinator for Women’s Business Leadership Center at A-State.  She tells about the conference.

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, Professor of Mechanical Engineering at A-State Dr. Shivan Haran talks about two projects that showcase the mechanical engineering programs at A-State.   Senior students Brandon Cole and Collin McCrary also join him for the interview about mechanical engineering.  Click on the Listen button for the entire interview.  

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The first ever Vice Chancellor for Enrollment Management at Arkansas State University is getting used to the University and being in the community.  He is starting to make changes that will help benefit students and enrollment.  KASU's Johnathan Reaves talked to Dr. Bryan Terry about what he was doing at A-State. Click on the Listen button for the entire interview.   

Arkansas State University’s Vice Chancellor of Enrollment Management Dr. Bryan Terry. 

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The annual Neil Griffin College of Business Women’s Business Leadership Conference takes place on Thursday, March 28th from 9:30 to two at Centennial Hall at the Carl R. Reng Student Union.  One of the speakers of a breakout session at the conference is Whitney Burgess.  She is the Director of Strategy and Client Services at Team S.I.

Johnathan Reaves, KASU News

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

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This is A-State Connections.  Last week on A-State Connections, Arkansas State University Chancellor Dr. Kelly Damphousse told us about Dr. Abhijit Bhattacharyya.  He is the inaugural dean of the College of Engineering and Computer Science.  Bhattacharyya will start his position July first.

He has spent the last 18 years at the University of Arkansas at Little Rock.  For the past two and a half years, Bhattacharyya has served as the interim vice provost for research and dean of the graduate school at the University of Arkansas at Little Rock (UA Little Rock). 

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Two faculty members from the A-State Music Department are in the midst of a major undertaking: performing all ten of Beethoven’s Sonatas for Piano and Violin in concert.  KASU’s Marty Scarbrough recently spoke with pianist Dr. Lauren Schack-Clark and violinist Dr. Chi-Young Song.  Marty first asked them to explain what a “sonata” is. Click on the Listen button for the entire interview. 

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This is A-State Connections.  Arkansas State University Chancellor Dr. Kelly Damphousse joins KASU News Director Johnathan Reaves for his monthly conversation.  We start by talking about the hiring of Dr. Abhijit Bhattacharyya, the inaugural dean of the newly formed College of Engineering and Computer Science.  Dr. Damphousse starts the interview by telling why the new college was created.  Click on the Listen button to hear the entire interview.  

This is the 25th episode of the Create@State podcast.  In this episode, we revisit each of the previous episodes to look at the different research projects that we aired.  Click on the Listen button to hear this episode!! 

Tristan Arquitt, KASU News

Over the next couple of weeks, you will hear the story of a graduate assistant at KASU.  Ahmed Deen is originally from Saudi Arabia and has been at Arkansas State since 2017.  He is working on his Master’s Degree in Mass Communication at Arkansas State and has been helping out with projects at KASU.  In this interview, KASU News Director Johnathan Reaves asked him first to tell us a little about himself.   Click on the Listen button to hear the entire interview.  

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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 talk to two more judges for the Create@State symposium that will take place at Arkansas State University April 15th through the 17th.  Kila Owens is the Media Relations Manager at St.

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Last week, The College Of The Ouachitas Board of Trustees and ASU System Board of Trustees approved resolutions authorizing the merger of the College of the Ouachitas into the ASU System.  The meeting was held in the Administration Building on the campus in Malvern. ASU System Board Chair Niel Crowson and COTO Board Chair Bill Fowler signed the agreement and transition plan, along with board secretaries, Price Gardner and Rodney Allen. 

Candidates for Vice Chancellor/Provost to Visit Campus

Feb 28, 2019
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JONESBORO – Chancellor Kelly Damphousse has extended invitations to visit Arkansas State University to three finalists for the vice chancellor for academic affairs and provost position.

Selected by the provost search committee as finalists are Dr. Velmer S. Burton, Jr., Dr. Gregg A. Garn and Dr. Alan C. Utter.  Each will visit A-State during the month of March, meeting with the search committee and other on-campus groups.

NYIT College of Osteopathic Medicine

This summer, NYIT’s College of Osteopathic Medicine at Arkansas State University will host a mini medical summer camp for high school students.  It is called Project HEART.  HEART stands for Health Education Advocacy Reflection, and Training.  The four-day camp takes place in June and applications are available for this program through the end of February.  Telling us more is Dr.

A-State Alumni Affairs

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 Jessica Blackburn and with A-State Alum John Baine.  Blackburn is the director of foundation and corporate engagement at A-State and Baine is a Senior Accountant with Murphy Oil USA, headquartered in El Dorado, Arkansas.  I started the interview by asking Baine about himself.  Click on the Listen button for the entire interview.  

Johnathan Reaves,KASU News

On February fifth, Ellie Stafford won the crown at the 45th annual contest.  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.  She received scholarship money from Arkansas State and she will compete this summer in the Miss Arkansas competition.  I talked with Stafford in this interview and asked her about her love for Arkansas State University, which she says started as a little girl.  Click here for the entire intervie

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This is A-State Connections on KASU.  I’m Johnathan Reaves.  The 81st Annual Communication Day takes place March 2nd at the Arkansas State University’s Education and Communication Building.  There will be over 20 competitions in the areas of broadcast and print journalism, narrative filmmaking, photojournalism, sports, social media, and more involving students from area high schools.  Telling us more is Associate Professor of Media at the Department of Media at Arkansas State Dr.

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
Arkansas State University

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.

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 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.  

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