Higher Education

Johnathan Reaves, KASU News

For A-State Connections, I'm Johnathan Reaves.  ASU-Three Rivers in Malvern has received funding for restoration of a historic building.  I conducted this interview with Chancellor of ASU-Three Rivers Dr. Steve Rook.  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, Associate Professor of Marine Biology Dr. Paul Sikkel talks about research involving parasites and the world’s oceans.  Dr. Sikkel has students that are working on research around the world on a year-round basis.  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, electrical engineering research takes place at Arkansas State featuring some things that you might think would come out of movies.  Starting the interview is Professor of Engineering Dr. Brandon Kemp. Click on the Listen button for the entire interview.  

Arkansas State University

For A-State Connections, I'm Johnathan Reaves.  The Second Saturday conversation with Arkansas State University Chancellor Dr. Kelly Damphousse was recorded in Little Rock at the ASU Board of Trustees meeting that was held on Friday, December sixth.  I asked Damphousse about his thoughts at the end of this year.  Click on the Listen button for the entire interview.

Henderson State University

This is A-State Connections.  I'm Johnathan Reaves.    Last week, the Henderson State University Board of Trustees approved a merger agreement with the Arkansas State University System that would take effect in 2021.  This will go the ASU Board of Trustees for approval during the December 6th meeting in Little Rock.  Giving us an update on this is ASU System President Dr. Chuck Welch.  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 recently participated in the national “First-Generation College Celebration Day.” Director of Student Support Services Jerrod Lockhart tells about programs that take place to support first-generation college-bound students.  One of those programs is called “First in the Pack”.  Lockhart tells about the program.  Click on the Lsiten button for the entire interview.  

Arkansas State University

It is time for the monthly conversation with Arkansas State University Chancellor Dr. Kelly Damphousse.  In this interview, KASJU News Director Johnathan Reaves started by asking him about a plan to make it easier for those in need to go to college at A-State.  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”.  In this interview, I talked with Ph.D. student Sepideh Mohammadhosseinpour.  She presented research during the recent Arkansas Biosciences Institute fall symposium at Arkansas State University.  She talks about her research in fighting breast cancer cells.  Click on the Listen button for the entire interview.  

Arkansas State University

This is A-State Connections.  I'm Johnathan Reaves.  870 Plan.  That is the name of a new initiative that is designed to remove financial barriers for students who will start Arkansas State University next fall.  The plan packages together a combination of a new A-State Heritage Grant with federal aid, state scholarships, and work study opportunities.  Telling us more about this is Vice Chancellor for Enrollment Management Dr. Bryan Terry.  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 with Professor of Metabolic Engineering at Arkansas State University Dr. Fabricio Medina-Bolivar and with student Emily Jenkins.  Jenkins worked in the Arkansas Biosciences Institute on research over the summer.  Dr. Medina-Bolivar talks about the research.  Click on the Listen button for the entire interview.  

ASU System

ARKADELPHIA, Ark. — The Henderson State University Board of Trustees today voted to join the Arkansas State University System and proceed with development of a merger agreement.

The move is subject to approval of the ASU Board of Trustees and the Higher Learning Commission, as well as action by the Arkansas General Assembly. ASU President Chuck Welch said the target for finalizing the transition would be no later than Jan. 1, 2021.

Johnathan Reaves, KASU News

Pending approval from the Arkansas Department of Higher Education, the College of the Ouachitas in Malvern will become Arkansas State University-Three Rivers in January.  The current president of the College of the Ouachitas is Dr. Steven Rook.  He gives an update on the name change.  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”.  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.

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