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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 segment, we go back to the Create@State virtual symposium in April to hear research from the College of Nursing and Health Professions.  First, is Amber Lea Clements Fore with her presentation “An assessment of knowledge, attitudes, and practices of nicotine use among youth.” 

Arkansas Department of Health

This is A-State Connections on KASU.  I'm Johnathan Reaves. Today, we finish the second part of an interview series of Arkansas State University alumni who went to New York City to help with COVID-19 response.  Last week, I talked with Mandy Thomas.  Mandy went to New York City with Joshua Godsey.  He is working near Memphis as a Certified Registered Nurse Anesthetist.

Craighead County Sheriff's Office

Craighead County Clerk Kade Holliday is in the Craighead County jail, facing theft of property and abuse of office charges.  In a press release, 2nd Judicial District Prosecuting Attorney Scott Ellington says Holliday was arrested Monday morning and state investigators plan to file felony theft charges against him.  Holliday faces “multiple counts of Theft of Property in excess of $25,000 and one count of abuse of office.” There is also a petition to remove Holliday from his office immediately.  Ellington says he received an urgent call to meet with County Judge Marvin Day and with state a

Arkansas State University

This is A-State Connections on KASU.  I’m Johnathan Reaves.

Arkansas Department of Health

This is A-State Connections.  Today, we start the first of a two part interview series of Arkansas State University alumni who went to New York City to help with COVID-19 response.  First, I talked with Mandy Thomas.  Thomas is a Certified Registered Nurse Anesthetists who lives in Sherman, Texas.  She tells about her experience of working in an area that was a hot spot for COVID-19.  I started the interview by asking Thomas to tell a little about herself and how she came to Arkansas State. 

Arkansas State University

This is A-State Connections on KASU.  I’m Johnathan Reaves.

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 segment, you hear a couple of presentations from the Create@State virtual symposium in April.  These presentations are from the College of Engineering and Computer Sciences.  The presentations are:

Vu Nguyen "Face recognition attendance checking assistance for classroom on android smartphone".

Ahmed Alsehali "Smart solar blinds".

David Kovaluk / St. Louis Public Radio

The faculty of the School of Media & Journalism and staff of KASU-FM at Arkansas State University join the many voices petitioning our government, police forces, National Guard and persons engaged in protest to allow journalists to cover the events of our day without fear of injury or arrest.

Arkansas Department of Health

KASU News Director Johnathan Reaves interviews Dr. Shane Speights, Dean of the NYIT College of Osteopathic Medicine, about the latest on COVID-19.  Click on the Listen button for more.  

ASU System

LITTLE ROCK — Arkansas State University System institutions will keep tuition and fees steady for students this fall while reducing budgeted expenses by almost $14 million or 5 percent in anticipation of lower state revenue and possible enrollment losses.

Arkansas State University

This email is from Dr. Kelly Damphousse, Chancellor of Arkansas State University.  

Dear Red Wolves:

Kays Foundation Makes Grant Awards for 2020-21

Jun 4, 2020
Arkansas State University

JONESBORO – The board of the Kays Foundation has awarded grants to six Arkansas State University faculty and staff members to provide additional support for their projects during the 2020-21 academic year.

Arkansas State University

This is A-State Connections and Create@State: Making Connections that Count.  I am your host for the podcast Johnathan Reaves.  Today, we go back to the Create@State virtual symposium to hear more research.  This research comes from the Neil Griffin College of Business at Arkansas State University.  Three presentations are featured today.  Click on the Listen button for more.  The first is from Bryce Jefferson.  This is his presentation titled “The Sky is Falling as Rivers Rise: Adapting to Increased Rainfall Along the Mississippi River Basin”. 

LITTLE ROCK – Governor Asa Hutchinson has created the COVID-19 Technical Advisory Board to review and evaluate new technologies as the state’s public health agencies develop strategies for testing and contact tracing, the governor announced at his daily COVID-19 press briefing today.

City of Jonesboro

(Updated 6/3/20)

Mayor Harold Perrin is seeking help from the Arkansas Attorney General to combat Jonesboro’s problems with Suddenlink cable TV and internet service.

Despite a visit to Jonesboro by executives of Suddenlink and its parent company, AlticeUSA, arranged by Perrin last February to address customer complaints, the problems have not abated, Perrin said.

He expressed his concerns in a letter to Attorney General Leslie Rutledge last week, and the two plan to meet about potential options for action regarding Suddenlink.

Arkansas State University

JONESBORO – The Department of Military Science and Leadership at Arkansas State University commissioned 10 ROTC cadets as second lieutenants during ceremonies conducted virtually. 

The new officers also have completed degree requirements to receive their university diplomas.

The guest speaker for the commissioning ceremony was A-State Chancellor Kelly Damphousse.  Maj. Joseph A. Loar, professor of military science, administered the oath to the new officers:

Non-essential City of Jonesboro services, including sanitation routes, will be closed Monday, May 25, in observance of Memorial Day.

Regular Monday sanitation routes will run Tuesday.

Tuesday collection routes will begin Tuesday and finish Wednesday.

The remainder of the weeks should run on schedule. Any routes not completed on scheduled days will be prioritized the following morning, and Saturday, May 30, would be used to complete Friday routes if necessary.

The City Incinerator will close Saturday, May 23, and Monday, May 25. 

Arkansas State University

In this episode of the Create@State podcast, KASU's News Director Johnathan Reaves talks with one of the judges of this year's Create@State virtual symposium Racquel Collins.  Listen to the entire interview here.  

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 episode, we continue playing back numerous student presentations from the Create@State virtual symposium.  Today’s presentations are from the College of Agriculture at Arkansas State University.  We feature students Jessica Krob, Divya Kandanool, and Daniel Shults. 

Discovery Park of America

As different sections of the economy opens back up, tourist attractions have been working with health officials on how to open safely to the public.  The goal is to keep workers and guests safe while slowly opening back up.  But, how do you do that exactly?  For the answer to that question, I looked at what Discovery Park of America is doing.  Discovery Park of America is a 100-thousand square foot museum and a 50-acre heritage park set in Union City, Tennessee.  It was founded by the late Robert Kirkland, whom also founded the Kirkland’s company and Kirkland’s stores.  The park opened in

Arkansas Department of Health

This is COVID-19 Questions and Answers that was aired on May 16, 2020.  This featured Dr. Shane Speights, Dean of the NYIT College of Osteopathic Medicine at Arkansas State University.  Listen to the complete program here.  

KASU to Hold 2020 Spring Fundraiser

May 15, 2020

KASU, public media at Arkansas State University, postponed its spring fundraising activities to focus on the news and information our community needed. As Jonesboro heals from the devastating tornado of Saturday, March 28, and continues to grapple with the COVID-19 outbreak, KASU has worked to provide updates on the tornado recovery efforts, along with the latest information on the pandemic response measures being taken on the state and local level.

City of Jonesboro

Jonesboro, AR--After months of short supplies, Jonesboro now has several ways to be tested for the COVID-19 coronavirus.

Mayor Harold Perrin announced today that drive-thru testing will begin Friday, May 15, for anyone who meets CDC and Arkansas Department Health criteria, a list that including first responders, health care workers and anyone in the general public in high risk groups or symptoms of the coronavirus.

Testing will take place 7 a.m.-9 a.m. Monday, Wednesday and Fridays at the Wal-Mart Supercenter parking lot at 1911 W. Parker Road.

NYITCOM at A-State

JONESBORO, AR - New York Institute of Technology College of Osteopathic Medicine at Arkansas State University (NYITCOM) recently received two grants from the Kays Foundation totaling $50,000, both of which will be used to help the medical school mentor high school and undergraduate students and help them prepare for careers in science and/or medically-related fields.

 

Jonesboro, AR—May 14, 2020—Crowley’s Ridge Development Council, Inc., and HUB: Homeless Resource Center, Inc. are pleased to announce the two entities are now joint partners in the fight against homelessness in Craighead County. Both agencies have recognized that collaboration ensures individuals receive bundled services which will lead them out of homelessness and into a life of stability.

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 episode, we continue playing back numerous student presentations from the Create@State virtual symposium.  Today’s presentations are from the College of Nursing and Health Professions at Arkansas State University.  We will feature students Joseph Austin, Randi Wright, Ashlyn Blackenship, and Emily Allen.    

Boozman.senate.gov

In this Congressional interview, KASU News Director Johnathan Reaves talks with U.S. Senator John Boozman about the federal disaster delcaration approved after the Jonesboro tornado and the latest with COVID-19 response.  Click on the Listen button to hear the entire interivew.  

NYITCOM at A-State

This release comes from the City of Jonesboro: 

As restaurants reopen today at 33-percent capacity seating, the City reminds patrons of Gov. Asa Hutchinson’s mandate that no one enters a restaurant without a mask.

Obviously, during these trying times, some changes will take some effort to grow comfortably. And the practice of eating out comes with new rules that require patience and understanding.

NYITCOM at A-State

Jonathan Berman, PhD, is an assistant professor of basic sciences at New York Institute of Technology College of Osteopathic Medicine at Arkansas State University. His book, “Antivaxxers: How to Address a Misinformed Movement,” will be available on September 8.

Over the years, Hollywood has given us numerous pandemic-themed television shows and films that typically conclude with the hero developing a treatment at the last moment that is rapidly adopted.  As a result, humanity is saved in an instant.  

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”.  Over the next several podcast episodes, we will play back numerous student presentations from the Create@State virtual symposium.  We will feature four students in each episode.  Today’s presentations are from the College of Sciences and Mathematics at Arkansas State University.  We will feature students Clay Heern, Emily Hendrix, Rebecca Martin, and Sankalpa Chakraborty.  Click on the Listen button for the podcast episode. 

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