Higher Education

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.  

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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.  

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.

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.  

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.  

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.

Heritage Sites Receive Two ANCRC Grants

May 24, 2019
Johnny Cash boyhood home
Arkansas State University

JONESBORO – Arkansas State University’s Heritage Sites has been awarded two grants totaling $638,050 from the Arkansas Natural and Cultural Resources Council (ANCRC) for preservation projects in the Dyess Colony Circle, part of the Historic Dyess Colony: Johnny Cash Boyhood Home, and at the Hemingway-Pfeiffer Museum and Educational Center (HPMEC) in Piggott.

The first grant is $512,050 to renovate the remaining historic property owned by A-State in the Dyess Colony Circle for use as the Dyess Colony Rural Life Research 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”.  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.

Arkansas State University

Arkansas State University Chancellor Dr. Kelly Damphousse joins KASU's Johnathan Reaves for the second Saturday conversation on KASU.  Click on the Listen button for the entire interview.    

Arkansas State University

This is the weekly segment called “A-State Connections and Create@State: Making Connections That Count”.  In this interview, KASU News Director Johnathan Reaves talked to Associate Professor of Civil Engineering and Associate Director of Transportation Consortium of the South Central States Dr. Zahid Hossain.  He brought in several students to talk about research involving pavement engineering and technology practices that could help the Arkansas Department of Transportation save money on materials for future projects.  Dr. Hossain tells about himself and about the research. 

Arkansas State University

Last week, Arkansas State University gave the prestigious honor as part of a ceremony that wrapped up the 41st annual Convocation of Scholars at A-State.  The award went to Thomas Hamaker of Hampton, Arkansas.  He graduates next Saturday with a double major in finance and marketing from Arkansas State University’s Neil Griffin College of Business.

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 and Interim Chair of Biological Sciences Dr. Travis Marsico and Environmental Sciences Program Ph.D. candidate Diana Soteropoulos talk about collections of diverse plants in a small area in Monroe County as part of conservation research.  Dr. Marsico, who is also the Curator of the STAR Herbarium, tells about the research.  Click on the Listen button for the entire interview.  

Brandon Tabor, KASU News

Recently, the Arkansas Department of Education held teacher signing ceremonies at Arkansas State University to celebrate teachers who were signing certificates to get ready to go into the classroom. 

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.

Arkansas State University

This is A-State Connections on KASU.  I’m Johnathan Reaves.  At 1 p.m. on Saturday, April 13th, the Arkansas Roots Music Festival takes place as the wrap up event to this week’s Delta Symposium.  Due to inclement weather, the Arkansas Roots Music Festival will be moved indoors to the Fowler Center on the campus of Arkansas State University.  Telling us more about the Arkansas Roots Music Festival is KASU Station Manager Mark Smith. Click on the Listen button for the entire interview. 

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This is A-State Connections on KASU.  On Monday and Tuesday at Arkansas State, around 80 students will be celebrated for making a choice to teach in public schools.  The University is joining the Arkansas Department of Education to host singing ceremonies for education students who are about to start their careers in the classroom.  Dr. Mary Jane Bradley is Dean of the College of Education and Behavioral Sciences at Arkansas State University. She tells about the ceremonies.  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 Emily Devereux.  She is the Executive Director of Research and Technology Transfer at Arkansas State University.  She talks about the Create@State symposium that will take place at Arkansas State University Monday, April 15th through Wednesday, April 17th.  It will be held at the Carl R.

Arkansas State University

In this edition of KASU's A-State Connections, KASU's News Director Johnathan Reaves talks with Arkansas State University Chancellor Dr. Kelly Damphousse.  He joins us for our monthly conversation at KASU.  Click here for the entire interview.  

Johnathan Reaves, KASU News

This is A-State Connections on KASU.    Homelessness among veterans is a national problem.  One housing project is designed to help address that issue in Jonesboro and the region.  In a little over two years, homeless veterans can be placed in transitional housing called Veterans Village.  Nine homes will be built for qualifying veterans.  Those placed will receive basic necessities and services to help get them back on their feet. 

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.  

Arkansas State University

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.

Arkansas State University

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.   

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.  

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