Higher Education

ASU System

LITTLE ROCK – Arkansas State University System’s six current institutions, as well as future member Henderson State University, intend to return to in-person classes on campuses this fall as part of the Covid-19 pandemic recovery, President Chuck Welch announced today.

Arkansas State University

The following is from Arkansas State University's Chancellor Dr. Kelly Damphousse.  

Monday, May 4, 2020 | 9:45 a.m.

 

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 today’s podcast episode, I talked to Research Associate Professor Dr. Jianfeng Xu and undergraduate student Carmela Unnold Cofre.  This episode was recorded over Zoom.   I asked Dr. Xu on his research.  Click on the Listen button for the entire interview. 

Arkansas State University

This is part of an email sent to the A-State Community from Chancellor Dr. Kelly Damphousse.

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 today’s podcast episode, I talked to Professor of Graphic Design Kim Vickrey.  She tells about a program she started locally to empower young girls through photography.  This episode was recorded over Zoom.  Click on the Listen button for the entire interview. 

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WASHINGTON— U.S. Senators John Boozman and Tom Cotton—along with Congressmen Rick Crawford, French Hill, Steve Womack and Bruce Westerman—announced emergency grants to support postsecondary students and institutes of higher education impacted by the coronavirus pandemic.

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 new way the Create@State symposium that will take place this year at Arkansas State University.  It will be held Monday, April 20th through Wednesday, April 22nd and it will be held virtually.  Click on the link 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 today’s podcast episode, I talked to Professor of Environmental Biology and Director of the Ecotoxicology Research Facility Dr. Jennifer Bouldin and with Kinley Davenport.  Kinley is double majoring in environmental science and wildlife fisheries and conservation.   Dr. Bouldin talks about how she got Davenport involved in research with sunscreens.  Click on the Listen button for the entire interview.

ASU-Newport Moves to All Online Instruction Through April 3

Mar 15, 2020
ASU-Newport

ASU-Newport conducting classes online, in response to COVID-19

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE: March 15, 2020
ASU-Newport
Contact:  Mallory Jordan, ASUN Marketing and Communications Specialist
 
NEWPORT (Ark.) – The safety of Arkansas State University-Newport students, faculty, staff and visitors is our top priority, and the institution is closely monitoring the Coronavirus/COVID-19 outbreak and following protocols as set forth in our emergency response plan.

A-State Lists Postponed and Cancelled Events

Mar 13, 2020
Arkansas State University

JONESBORO – A number of events scheduled for March and April on the Arkansas State University campus have been postponed or canceled in the wake of the coronavirus health crisis facing the nation.  New dates for postponed events will be announced as soon as possible.

The affected events, original date, and status are listed in chronological sequence:

Arkansas State University

For A-State Connections, I'm Johnathan Reaves.  Arkansas State University Chancellor Dr. Kelly Damphousse talks about coronavirus and what Arkansas State is doing at this time in preparation.  Click on the Listen button for the entire interview.  

Arkansas State University

This is A-State Connections on KASU.  I’m Johnathan Reaves. Today, we continue with a series of interviews that focus on student athletes at Arkansas State.  Men’s basketball player Christian Willis has been conducting the interviews.  This is his interview with women’s soccer player Olivia Smith.  Click on the Listen button for the entire interview.  

Arkansas State University

For A-State Connections, I'm Johnathan Reaves.  James and Wanda Lee Vaughn Endowed Professor of History Dr. Cherisse Jones-Branch has been named Graduate School Dean at Arkansas State University.  The move re-establishes the position of dean and the Graduate School at Arkansas State.  Incoming Dean Jones-Branch and the Graduate School will be located on the sixth floor of the Dean B. Ellis Library.  In this interview, I congratulated Dr. Branch on the honor.  click on the Listen button for the entire interview.  

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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.  

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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.  

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