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Concert and Chamber Choirs to Feature Guest Choirs

The Concert Choir and Chamber Singers will perform in concert Monday, Oct. 19, at 7:30 p.m. in Fowler Center's Riceland Hall at Arkansas State University. The Department of Music event also will include the Searcy, Riverview, and Beebe high school choirs as guest performers.

10/12/2015 12:00 PM

Red Wolves Rugby Team Defeats Arkansas, 78-0

FAYETTEVILLE, Ark. — Arkansas State University’s rugby team defeated the University of Arkansas, 78-0, Saturday afternoon at the Lewis Soccer Complex in Fayetteville, as the Red Wolves continue their fall developmental schedule.

10/10/2015 8:00 PM

Greek Organizations Show Highest Rates of Student Success

Students involved in Greek Life at Arkansas State University continue to show highest success rates.

10/09/2015 4:15 PM

RAVE Panic Button to help in response to emergencies at public schools

Public schools around the state are implementing a new emergency response system called the RAVE Panic Button.  During the last legislative session, state lawmakers mandated that all schools have a system in place that could help provide faster service in the event of an active shooter or an emergency situation.  School officials can call for help by pressing a smartphone app.  Craighead County E911 director Jeff Pressley joined school officials and law enforcement officers this week to talk about RAVE’s impact in the schools.  He says the Panic Button system will provid

10/09/2015 8:03 AM

Alumni and Former Dean of Education and Behavioral Science Honored

Six outstanding alumni and a former dean of education at Arkansas State University were honored during the College of Education and Behavioral Science's homecoming celebration.

10/08/2015 10:30 AM

David Garrard to Perform Family Friendly Magic Show

Arkansas State University’s Fowler Center, 201 Olympic Drive, will present "The Magic of David Garrard" as the next performance of the 2015-16 Riceland Distinguished Performance Series. The show at Fowler Center, 201 Olympic Dr., will be Friday, Oct. 16, at 7:30 p.m.

10/08/2015 9:00 AM

Faculty Member To Receive Posthumous Award For Service

JONESBORO – Bonnie Thrasher, an instructor of multimedia journalism and faculty adviser to the student newspaper, The Herald of Arkansas State University, who died at her home March 31, will be honored posthumously by the College Media Association (CMA) for service and outstanding achievements as an adviser.

10/07/2015 4:30 PM

Jazz Studies to Present 'Blues in the Night' Concert

Arkansas State University Jazz Studies will present the annual “Blues in the Night” concert on Thursday, Oct. 15, featuring the two large jazz ensembles.

10/07/2015 2:30 PM

Fowler Center Presents Super Scientific Circus

Arkansas State University’s Fowler Center teams up with the Arkansas Science Festival to present Super Scientific Circus on Friday, Oct. 9, as the family friendly performance of the 2015-16 Riceland Distinguished Performance Series. Shows will begin at 11 a.m. and 7 p.m. at Fowler Center, 201 Olympic Drive. The show sponsor is the Arkansas Science Festival.

10/07/2015 12:30 PM

Jonesboro Chamber celebrates 100 years

The Jonesboro Regional Chamber of Commerce celebrated 100 years last night.  Chamber Vice President Cari White says the chamber actually began as the Jonesboro Businessman's Club in 1914.  The chamber was incorporated in the 1940's and has helped in the growth of Jonesboro over the past several decades, according to White. There were numerous awards handed out last night.Agri Business Person of the Year: Arnold RitterBridge Builder of the Year: Lynn BrunnerAmbassador of the Year: Ed Ware

10/07/2015 6:24 AM

A-State professor going to South Carolina to help in flooding response

Arkansas State University Assistant Professor and American Red Cross Mental Health Specialist Brad Holloway deployed today to South Carolina to join Red Cross disaster response teams providing care and relief to thousands in South Carolina affected by historic floods.Holloway will join four Arkansans from Little Rock, Hot Springs, Conway and Ft. Smith also deployed to support the relief efforts.

10/07/2015 5:50 AM

Crawford introduces the Cuba Agricultural Exports Act

US Representative Rick Crawford has filed a bill that is designed to make it easier for Cuba to purchase agricultural products from Arkansas.  The Republican from Jonesboro introduced the Cuba Agricultural Exports Act yesterday.  The bill would provide new economic opportunities and jobs for America’s agriculture industry by making it easier to trade with Cuba.  Crawford says current financial and marketing restrictions make it very hard to do business in the communist nation.  The Cuba Agricultural Exports Act would release those restrictions and give farmers access to

10/07/2015 5:47 AM

Inside A-State - 10/07/2015

10/07/2015 12:00 AM

Homecoming Court, 2015

Members of the 2015 Homecoming Court were recognized during pre-game ceremonies.

10/06/2015 4:45 PM

Jonesboro City Council approves student housing complex

By an 8-4 vote last night, the Jonesboro City Council approved rezoning land that will house a 20 million dollar student housing complex near Arkansas State University.  The complex would be located on East Johnson Avenue near Arkansas State University.  Representatives from Zimmer Development Company said they plan to place several buildings on 15 acres of land on East Johnson Avenue. The new development will be called University Woods and is to be built in two phases.

10/06/2015 6:34 AM

Jonesboro Sales Tax Debate Continues

There are 585 miles of paved streets in Jonesboro, Mayor Harold Perrin said Monday as he discussed the need for constant road repairs in Jonesboro.In about a month, Jonesboro voters will decide what to do with those roads as they head to the polls Nov. 10 to decide the fate of a proposed one-cent sales tax.Perrin gave a presentation Monday night to about 40 people at the Jonesboro Municipal Center. The meeting Monday was the second in a series of meetings about the proposal.

10/06/2015 6:30 AM