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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This is A-State Connections on KASU.  I’m Johnathan Reaves. There is a new travel opportunity that allows you to take a trip and learn about art.  Red Wolves Go is a new faculty-led travel program at Arkansas State University for the community and alumni.  Art + Design faculty are offering the first scheduled trip to Paris in May for a 10-day art and culture trip.  A second trip will be held in November in Miami for a five-day watercolor workshop.  Assistant Professor of Art History Dr.

Red wolves
Endangered Wolf Center

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 continue our series of interviews on A-State Connections by talking about how A-State has been working to save the American Red Wolf from extinction.  Through a student group, Red Wolves for Red Wolves, students have been working with the Endangered Wolf Center in St.

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In this second Saturday interview with Arkansas State University Chancellor Dr. Kelly Damphoussefor A-State Connections,  KASU's News Director Johnathan Reaves talks about graduation day, gets a year-end review, and a look ahead to 2019. Click on the Listen button for the entire interview. 

Katherine Baker, Madeline McMahan

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, Assistant Professor of Art History Dr. Katherine Baker talks about how she and her students have been bringing art practices of the past to present day.  I talked with Dr. Baker and student Madeline McMahan.  Dr. Baker starts the interview with telling about the difference between regular history and art history.

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Endangered Wolf Center

Over the past couple of editions of A-State Connections, you have been learning from students with Red Wolves for Red Wolves that have been working with Arkansas State, and other local, state, and national partners to save the American Red Wolf.  Today, we talk to two experts in the field.  Regina Mossotti is the Director of Animal Care and Conservation at the Endangered Wolf Center in St. Louis Missouri.

Johnathan Reaves, KASU News

Arkansas State University System President Dr. Chuck Welch gives an update as we end 2018.  He also tells what may come out of the 2019 legislative session.  But first, I asked him to talk about his recent honor of being selected as Chair-Elect for the American Association of State Colleges and Universities Board of Directors.  Click on Listen for the entire interview.  

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Endangered Wolf Center

This week, we hear from another Arkansas State University student about the university’s involvement in saving the American Red Wolf.  The Red Wolf is an endangered species and is also the mascot for Arkansas State University.  A student organization has been formed called Red Wolves for Red Wolves.  The student president of the club is Shayn Goodling.  In an interview condudcted over the summer, he tells KASU News Director Johnathan Reaves why he was part of the group.  He will give an update on this fall's activities in a few weeks on the Create@State podcast.  Click on the Listen button

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This is the weekly segment called “A-State Connections and Create@State: Making Connections That Count”.  A recent announcement of an agreement between Arkansas State University and St. Bernards Medical Center means faster care of those patients at St. Bernards.  The translational research lab is a project between Arkansas State’s Computer Science department and St. Bernards.  In this interview, KASU News Director Johnathan Reaves talked with Dr. Mitch Hervert, a second year resident in internal medicine at St.

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Andrea Allen is the Executive Director of the Delta Center for Economic Development at Arkansas State.  Allen joined A-State as the deputy director for the Delta Center in 2016, and was elevated to interim executive director earlier in 2018.

Red wolves
Endangered Wolf Center

A student organization on campus has been formed to help in conservation efforts of the American red wolf.  The red wolf is an endangered species.  Arkansas State University and the organization called Red Wolves for Red Wolves is working with state and federal officials across the country in research and outreach efforts to preserve red wolves.  The organization has previously worked at the Endangered Wolf Center in St.

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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 Art, Painting, and Drawing at Arkansas State Melissa Wilkinson joined undergraduate student Landon Bates as they talked about the deeper interpretive meaning of art.

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Arkansas State University has hired the first vice chancellor for enrollment management.  Dr. Bryan Terry starts his new position in January.  He is currently serving in the same role at the University of North Carolina at Greensboro, where they saw a large increase in enrollment over a couple of years.  KASU News Director Johnathan Reaves conducted an interview with Dr. Terry.  Click on the Listen button for the entire interview.  

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The Department of Theatre at Arkansas State University in Jonesboro has added an additional emphasis area for its majors:  musical theatre.  KASU’s Marty Scarbrough spoke with Marc Williams… assistant professor of theatre at Arkansas State. They began their conversation with an explanation of what an “emphasis area” is. Click on the Listen button for the entire interview.  

Dr. Katherine Baker

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, Assistant Professor of Art History Dr. Katherine Baker talks about how she and her students have been bringing art practices of the past to present day.  KASU News Director Johnathan Reaves talked with Dr. Baker and honor student Morgan Presley and she is majoring in art education.  Dr.

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This is the Second Saturday conversation on A-State Connections with Arkansas State University’s Chancellor Dr. Kelly Damphousse.  He recently announced the hire of Dr. Bryan Terry as the first Vice Chancellor for Enrollment Management at Arkansas State University.  Damphousse talks about the hire and what it will mean for the future of Arkansas State University.  Click on the Listen button for the entire interview.  

New York Institute of Technology College of Osteopathic Medicine at Arkansas State University in Wilson Hall in Jonesboro
Brandon Tabor / KASU News

Jonesboro, AR – Shane Speights, D.O., dean, NYIT College of Osteopathic Medicine at Arkansas State (NYITCOM at A-State), is proud to announce the formation of a new fellowship program in coordination with NYITCOM at A-State and the office of Representative Rick Crawford (AR-1).

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George Orwell’s novel “Animal Farm” has been adapted as a stage play.  The Arkansas State University Theatre Department will present a production of “Animal Farm” beginning Friday, November Ninth, in the drama theatre of the Fowler Center on the A-State campus in Jonesboro.  KASU’s Marty Scarbrough spoke with one of the actors in this production as well as the director, Jeff McLaughlin, assistant professor of theatre.  McLaughlin explained the inspiration Orwell had for the original book.

Richard Carvell

On Sunday, November 11th, the 100th anniversary of the ending of World War One will be recognized.  A centennial celebration will take place at Arkansas State University.  Arkansas State University’s Beck PRIDE Center, the Department of History, and the Dean B. Ellis Library is joining the Rotary Club of Jonesboro, and the Arkansas Community Foundation in putting the event together.  Lynda Nash is the Director of the Beck PRIDE Center at Arkansas State University and Richard Carvell is a Distinguished Alumni from Arkansas State and is a veteran.

AASCU Chooses ASU System President Chuck Welch as Chair-Elect

Oct 31, 2018
Johnathan Reaves, KASU News

WASHINGTON, D.C. – The American Association of State Colleges and Universities Board of Directors has selected Dr. Chuck Welch, president of the Arkansas State University System in Little Rock, as its Chair-Elect.

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Volunteer A-State has food drives underway to help students, faculty, and staff that use the food pantry on campus.  KASU News Director Johnathan Reaves  talked to two Sarah Bullington and Hannah Irvin.  They oversee the operations of the food pantry.  Click on the Listen button for the entire interview.  

Johnathan Reaves, KASU News

This is the weekly segment called “A-State Connections and Create@State: Making Connections That Count”.  In this interview, Assistant Professor of Digital Design at Arkansas State Joe Ford talks about how he is working with students on developing apps for mobile devices.  Ford joins undergraduate student Lexi Herring for this interview.  Click on the Listen button for the entire interview.  

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Arkansas State University has an active study abroad program. The University also has an undergraduate degree agreement in Japan and a graduate degree agreement in Mexico to broaden the learning experience of students.  Executive Director of Global Initiatives at Arkansas State University is Dr. Thilla Sivakamuran.  He tells about the agreement in Japan. Click on the Listen button for the entire interview.  

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JONESBORO – Homecoming Week 2018, with a theme of "Saved by the Howl," begins Monday, Oct. 29, with a schedule full of activities for Arkansas State University students, alumni and friends.

Ann Kenda, Arkansas Public Media

The celebration of the National Day of Writing at Arkansas State University will span this week with different activities on campus.  The public is invited to participate in the activities.  I talked to Dr.

Johnathan Reaves, KASU News

This is the weekly segment called “A-State Connections and Create@State: Making Connections That Count”.  In this interview, Professor of Theory and Composition at A-State’s Department of Music Dr. Tim Crist talks about how the department reaches out into the community.  Also, undergraduate student Tye Crawford talks about a unique music style that involves purposely altering sound files to make music.  KASU News Director Johnathan Reaves asked Dr. Crist what was taking place in A-State Music Department.  Click on Listen button for the entire interview.    

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A new public outreach initiative at Arkansas State University is open.  The center derives its name from the theme, Helping Our Wolves Learn.  The College of Education and Behavioral Science is home of the center, which involves the school psychology program, in partnership with the mental health counseling and special education programs.

Final Plans Set for Johnny Cash Heritage Festival

Oct 17, 2018
Johnny Cash boyhood home
Arkansas State University

JONESBORO – Beginning Thursday, Dyess Colony and the Johnny Cash Boyhood Home will be a bee hive of activity with the opening of the 2018 Johnny Cash Heritage Festival. To accommodate visitors during the three-day event (Oct. 18-20), here is pertinent information regarding the festival.

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Arkansas State University Chancellor Dr. Kelly Damphousse joins KASU's Johnathan Reaves for the Second Saturday interview segment on A-State Connections.  Dr. Damphousse gives an update on what is going on at A-State.  Click on the Listen button for the interview.  

Johnathan Reaves, KASU News

This is the weekly segment called “A-State Connections and Create@State: Making Connections That Count”.  In this interview, Assistant Professor of Chemistry Dr. Mohammed Alam and his student Christina Okolo talk about their work to synthesize new molecules to act as anti-cancer agents.  Dr. Alam starts by talking about how the research started.  Click on the Listen button for the entire interview.

Johnathan Reaves, KASU News

On February sixth, Cori Keller became the 44th Miss Arkansas State University.  That night, she also won the evening gown competition.  The win led to a prize package, which included scholarship money from Arkansas State.  KASU's Johnathan Reaves conducted this interview with Miss Arkansas State University Cori Keller.    She tells about herself.  Click on the Listen button for the entire interview.

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