A-State Connections

Saturdays 11 am

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. 

Arkansas State University

This is A-State Connections on KASU.  I’m Johnathan Reaves.  Arkansas State University has a new Provost and Executive Vice Chancellor for Academic Affairs.  Dr. Allen Utter was the provost and vice president for academic affairs at Texas Women’s University in Denton, Texas.  Before that, he was the vice provost for research at Appalachian State University.  I conducted an interview with Dr. Utter about how things have been going at Arkansas State University so far.  Click on the Listen button for the entire interview.  

Arkansas State University Athletics

This is A-State Connections on KASU.  I’m Johnathan Reaves.  For the first time, the Sun Belt Conference presented special awards to faculty members across the conference who were nominated for the 2019 Faculty of the Year Awards.  For Arkansas State, R.M. “Bob” Wood Endowed Professor in Sales Leadership and Professor of Marketing Dr. Shane Hunt won the honor.  He also won another award for leading his students in a major sales campaign.  I talked to Dr.

Johnathan Reaves, KASU

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 interview was recorded in April during the Create@State symposium.  I talked to recent graduate Tanisha Tak from India.  She was recognized as one of the 2019 Distinguished Service Award recipients.  Tak graduated in May with a Bachelor of Arts degree and is working on her master’s degree in communication studies.

KASU News

This is A-State Connections on KASU.  I'm Johnathan Reaves.  Arkansas State University Chancellor Dr. Kelly Damphousse joins me for the monthly conversation on A-State Connections. Click on the Listen button for the entire interview.

Arkansas State University

This is A-State Connections on KASU.  I’m Johnathan Reaves.  Arkansas State University has a new School of Media and Journalism as an excellence area in the College of Liberal Arts and Communication.  The ASU Board of Trustees approved the new school last year.  While the journalism and radio-TV programs have always remained intact after departments were combined to create the Department of Media, they had challenges with program identity during college realignments a couple of years ago.  The School of Media and Journalism started July first.  I talked with the Interim Director of the Sc

ASU Mountain Home

This is A-State Connections on KASU.  I'm Johnathan Reaves.  As we continue conversations with the chancellors of the different campuses across the ASU System, today we talk to ASU-Mountain Home Chancellor Dr. Robin Myers.  I asked him about what he plans to focus on in the upcoming academic year.  Click on the Listen button to hear more.  

Arkansas State University

This is "A-State Connections and Create@State: Making Connections That Count."  This week's interviews feature two nurse practitioner students from Memphis.  Ashiqua Jackson and Alicia Early both talk about their research.  These interviews were recorded in April during the Create@State symposium.  New episodes of the Create@State podcast are available every Thursday morning wherever you get your podcasts.   

Brightwell Succeeds Christensen at Bradbury Art Museum

Jul 1, 2019
Arkansas State University

JONESBORO – As Les Christensen wraps up her work as director of Bradbury Art Museum, Jacqueline Brightwell is stepping forward as the new director, continuing the quality exhibitions and educational programs that have come to characterize BAM.

Christensen is retiring from Arkansas State University following a 21-year career that includes serving as director of the arts facility, known since 2015 as Bradbury Art Museum, in Fowler Center.

Arkansas State University

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”.  These interviews were recorded during the Create@State symposium in April.  I talked to two nursing students about their research during the poster sessions at Create@State.  Cory Dorman and Erica Dillard are both in the nurse practitioner program at Arkansas State.  They both talk about their research.  Click on the Listen button for more.  

Subscribe to the Create@State podcast anywhere you get your podcasts.  

New York Institute of Technology College of Osteopathic Medicine at Arkansas State University in Wilson Hall in Jonesboro
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This is A-State Connections.  I'm Johnathan Reaves.   Arkansas State University is participating in eSports in the fall.  I conducted an interview with Assistant Professor of Clinical Medicine and Athletic Trainer Dr.

College of the Ouachitas

This is A-State Connections.  Dr. Steven Rook is the current president of the College of the Ouachitas in Malvern.  The College of the Ouachitas will become the newest member of the Arkansas State University System, pending approval of the Arkansas Department of Higher Education.  When the college system becomes part of the system in January, Rook will become the chancellor of the college. Click on the Listen button for the entire interview.  

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

Arkansas State University-Newport

This is A-State Connections!  I'm Johnathan Reaves.    Dr. Sandra Massey is the Chancellor of ASU Newport.  She has been selected to serve on the American Association of Community Colleges Board of Directors.  The Association represents over one-thousand community colleges across the nation and is governed by a 32-member Board of Directors.  In this interview, I congratulated Massey on the honor and got an update on what was going on at ASU-Newport. Click on the Listen button to hear the entire interview.

Arkansas State University

This is A-State Connections!  I'm Johnathan Reaves.  What’s Next?  That is the focus on this final interview segment that I conducted with Dr. Ruth Hawkins. Her retirement from Arkansas State University will take place at the end of the month and I wanted to know what the next step was for her.  Before that, I asked her if any of the Heritage Sites that she helped developed were her favorite.  Click on the Listen button for the entire interview.  

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 interview was recorded during the Create@State Symposium in April.  I talked with Justin Mohler.  Mohler is a graphic design major with an emphasis in digital design.  He tells about a drawing project and a “catchy” game that he helped develop as part of research. Click on the Listen button for the entire interview.  

Arkansas State University

Arkansas State University has introduced its new Provost and Executive Vice Chancellor of Academic Affairs.  Dr. Alan Utter comes to A-State from a similar

position at Texas Woman’s University.

He speaks with KASU’s Ann Kenda about his interest in experiential learning.  Click on the Listen button for the entire interview.  

Johnny Cash boyhood home
Arkansas State University

This is A-State Connections.  I am Johnathan Reaves.  This is the third part of my interview series with Dr. Ruth Hawkins.

Arkansas State University

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.  

Arkansas State University

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
Arkansas State University

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.  

Arkansas State University Museum

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.

Arkansas State University

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.

Arkansas State University

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.  

Arkansas State University

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.

Arkansas State University

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.  

Arkansas State University

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.  

ASU System

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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