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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”.  We start a series of interviews about the Arkansas Biosciences Institute and research that has been supported by ABI.  Telling us more about ABI is the Director of the Arkansas Biosciences Institute Dr. Bobby McGehee.  He is also the Dean of the University of Arkansas for Medical Sciences Graduate School and is a Professor in the UAMS Department of Pediatrics.  Dr.

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NYIT College of Osteopathic Medicine at Arkansas State University has several ways to train student doctors on a variety of different medical scenarios.  Full size mannequins can be programmed to have different medical problems.  One can even give birth.   Also, NYIT hires standardized patients to help in training doctors.  Telling us more about this is the Director of Simulation Learning Matt Charnetski.  He tells how he first got started in this path.  Click on the Listen button for the entire interview.  

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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.

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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”.  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.


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.

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.

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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.

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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.  

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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.  

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.


Students and supporters gathered in the Reng Student Union on Wednesday in observance of Denim Day. They pulled notes with stories of sexual assault and survival from the pockets of the denim quilt and read them to the crowd.

The event was part of Sexual Assault Awareness Month.

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!! 

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LITTLE ROCK — The College of the Ouachitas (COTO) Board of Trustees voted unanimously Tuesday to join the Arkansas State University System.

Subject to approval of the ASU Board of Trustees and the Higher Learning Commission, COTO would become the sixth member institution in the ASU System. Located in Malvern, COTO enrolls nearly 1,700 students annually and has 110 full-time faculty and staff with an annual operating budget of more than $12 million.


Arkansas State University hosted a chess tournament Saturday for students and community members.  The event was known as the "chuck mate" tournament in honor of Groundhog's Day.

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

New Series of Exhibitions to Open at Bradbury Art Museum

Sep 27, 2018
Jed Jackson La Belle et la Bête, 2018 oil on wood 11 x 14 inches
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JONESBORO – "Eclectic" opens Thursday, Oct. 4, at Bradbury Art Museum in Fowler Center on the campus of Arkansas State University.

Included in the exhibition are the works of six artists who work in a variety of materials, styles and approaches. Featured are Teresa Cole, Jed Jackson, Tom Lee, Mario M. Muller, Hans Schmitt-Matzen and David Sullivan. Guests will enjoy the opening reception from 5 until 6:30 p.m.

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Arkansas State University’s Department of Diversity and Community Engagement received a high honor…the 2018 Higher Education Excellence in Diversity Award from Insight into Diversity magazine.  KASU News Director Johnathan Reaves interviewed Dr. Maurice Gipson is the Vice Chancellor for Diversity and Community Engagement at Arkansas State.  Click on the Listen button for the entire interview. 

ASU System President Dr. Charles Welch (center) speaking at the Board of Trustees meeting with Chairman Dr. Tim Langford (left) and Trustee Christy Clark (right).
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The ASU Board of Trustees approved tuition, fees, and room and board rates across the system.  Arkansas State University will not have a tuition increase and will have a minimal fee increase for a 1.53 percent rise in combined tuition and fee costs.  Vice President for Strategic Communications and Economic Development Jeff Hankins says the annual total of $8,608 for undergraduate students would rank sixth among the state’s public four-year institutions.

A-State Men’s Basketball Announces 2018-19 Early Signees

Nov 8, 2017
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Press release from Arkansas State University.  

Arkansas State head coach Mike Balado announced today that three prospective student-athletes have signed National Letters of Intent to play basketball for the Red Wolves.

Forward Malik Brevard (Sanford, N.C.), guard Larry McLeod (Charlotte, N.C.) and guard Kobe Wilson (Humble, Texas) each signed NLI’s to join the Red Wolves’ program for the 2018-19 season.

Malik Brevard | F | 6-7 | 210 | Charlotte, N.C. | Palm Beach State College

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Arkansas State University System President Dr. Charles Welch says tuition increases at Arkansas State University’s five campuses are needed as state funds for higher education are stagnant.  

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Arkansas State  University has announced that it has opened the search for a new permanent chancellor in Jonesboro. System president Dr. Charles Welch  made the announcement in an email sent to members within the university system. Please view the entire letter below:

Campus Community,

Johnny Cash Heritage Festival Announces Symposium Headliners

Jan 13, 2017
Johnny Cash's Boyhood Home in Dyess
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JONESBORO — A pair of experts who have researched and authored publications about legendary singer Johnny Cash and the New Deal era will be the keynote speakers at the Johnny Cash Heritage Festival Symposium, Thursday through Saturday, Oct. 19-21, in Dyess.

Costello Wins State Award

Dec 7, 2016
Arkansas State University

Dr. Kristi Costello, assistant professor of English and director of the Writing Program and Writing Center, has been named 2016 English Teacher of the Year for College Education by the Arkansas Council of Teachers of English and Language Arts (ACTELA). An affiliate of the National Council of Teachers of English (NCTE), ACTELA is a non-profit professional organization dedicated to celebrating and improving the teaching and learning of English and the language arts at all levels of education.

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Arkansas State University is using the current salary threshold in determining who is eligible for overtime.  Assistant Vice Chancellor for Human Resources Lori Winn says last week’s preliminary injunction from a federal court is what is behind the move. 

The new Fair Labor Standards Act, which would have been enacted this week, would require that salaried employees making under 47-thousand dollars would be eligible for overtime.  The new rules would have required those employees to clock in and clock out of a new Time Tracker System. 

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Future social workers are being challenged to work with lawmakers to make healthcare more available for residents living in rural Arkansas.  The challenge was issued to attendees of the 4th annual Health Disparities Conference at Arkansas State University.  The theme of the conference was “Bridging the Gap Between Health Disparities in the Delta.” 

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Officials at Arkansas State University report a record enrollment.  14,074 students are enrolled this fall, which is a 5% increase from last year.  Engineering is also seeing an explosion in the numbers of students who are in that program.  KASU's News Director Johnathan Reaves has this report.  A full breakdown of the numbers can be found here

Instrumental music faculty expands to meet growth

Aug 17, 2016
Arkansas State University

    When the Sound of the Natural State Marching Band takes the field at Centennial Bank Stadium the first Friday in September, Dr. Polly Middleton will proudly watch the A-State students perform their first halftime show under her direction.

Middleton, who is stepping into the marching band tradition at A-State, is the new director of athletic bands and assistant director of bands in the Department of Music.

Crowley's Ridge Development Council

Poverty in Arkansas is an issue.  According to the website, the state’s poverty rate was around 18% in 2015.  Some counties in the state have it worse than others. 

In Northeast Arkansas, Greene County’s poverty rate was below the state average, while St. Francis County exceeded the average at 27.7%.  With so many people living in poverty, something has to be done to correct it.  That is where the Crowley’s Ridge Development Council comes in.