PIGGOTT – Anna Oppenheim, a freshman at Bay High School, is the winner of the 14th Annual Hemingway-Pfeiffer Student Art Exhibition. Her work, See No Evil, was announced along with other winners and participants Saturday, Jan. 30, at a reception at the Hemingway-Pfeiffer Museum in Piggott.
02/05/2016 2:00 PM
Quartets from the Arkansas State University Concert Choir will deliver Singing Valentines on Friday, Feb. 12, and Saturday, Feb. 13, to patrons within a 25-mile radius of Jonesboro. This annual fundraising event will help support A-State Choirs’ study/performance tour to Ireland in March 2017.
02/05/2016 11:15 AM
Those attending Arkansas State University’s annual Agribusiness Conference Feb. 10 will hear from John Phipps, a farmer and commentator on the U.S. Farm Report, America's longest-running farm television program. This year’s conference will focus on the agricultural economy, environmental law and regulation, business transition planning, trade policy and the commodity market outlook.
02/05/2016 10:00 AM
Chocoletta Simpson becomes Arkansas State University’s new Title IX/Affirmative Action Officer, assistant vice chancellor for human resources Lori Winn announced this week. A graduate of A-State’s nationally ranked Master of Public Administration (MPA) program in 2013, will oversee the university Affirmative Action and Title IX programs.
02/05/2016 9:45 AM
Spring semester enrollment at Arkansas State University in Jonesboro is the highest since 2012. A-State officials reported 13,082 students enrolled for the spring semester this year, which were 540 more students than in the Spring 2015 semester. Chancellor Tim Hudson said relocating “resources from administration to student success” and investments in software to help struggling students contributed to the 4.3% increase in students.
02/05/2016 7:41 AM
JONESBORO — As part of the celebration of February’s Black History Month and March’s Women’s History Month, the Southern Tenant Farmers Museum (STFU) is hosting a lecture on Wednesday, Feb. 24, at 2 p.m. in Mockingbird Room at the Carl R. Reng Student Union on the Arkansas State University campus. Dr. Jarod Roll, associate professor of history at the University of Mississippi, will speak on the 1939 Missouri Bootheel demonstration focusing on the Southern Tenant Farmers Union’s involvement and the role women played in the demonstration. The title of his lecture is “On Jordan’s Stormy Banks: The STFU and the 1939 Roadside Demonstration in Southeast Missouri.”
02/04/2016 5:30 PM
Wes Ward, secretary of agriculture for the State of Arkansas, was the luncheon speaker for Arkansas State University’s 18th annual Soil and Water Education Conference and Arkansas Irrigation Expo on Wednesday, Jan. 27, at the A-State Convocation Center.
02/04/2016 4:05 PM
Arkansas State University reported its highest spring semester enrollment since the current admission standards were put in place. The 13,082 student count is the most for a spring semester since 2012.
02/04/2016 3:00 PM
Arkansas State University, in collaboration with Hispanic Community Services Incorporated and the Northeast Arkansas Society for Human Resource Management (NEASHRM), is hosting a panel workshop about hiring internationals and managers, and immigration guidelines for internationals, on Tuesday, March 8.
02/04/2016 2:15 PM
JONESBORO — Arkansas State’s campus television station, ASU-TV, will carry a live video of the annual Craighead County Spelling Bee Friday, Feb. 5, at 10 a.m. Students, staff and volunteers at ASU-TV will serve as the production crew.
02/04/2016 1:30 PM
Randolph County is not the only county in the KASU listening area with a group working to allow alcohol sales.
02/04/2016 8:11 AM
Jonesboro Mayor Harold Perrin released a statement Wednesday concerning citizens petitioning for a special election to repeal the property maintenance code. Perrin said he heard complaints of people harassing others to sign the petition. He called for people to be “respectful of private property and restrictions upon certain public property, such as not blocking entrances.” He also encouraged those being harassed to call the police.
02/04/2016 7:34 AM
JONESBORO — Arkansas State University students will have an opportunity to dress professionally and look sharp during their job searches as the College of Business (COB) relaunches the Career Closet program. In addition, the COB will donate boxes of clothing to Goodwill of Arkansas.
02/03/2016 5:00 PM
Arkansas State Head Football Coach Blake Anderson has announced 27 players who have signed to play football for the Red Wolves. The class consists of 15 high school players, nine junior transfers, and three F-B-S transfers. Coach Anderson told the media today that he was pleased with the class:
02/03/2016 4:08 PM
The Department of Music at Arkansas State University presents A-State Jazz Studies in the groups' “Winter Jazz Blowout” on Tuesday, Feb. 16, at 7:30 p.m. in Fowler Center’s Riceland Hall. The performing ensembles will be the A-State Jazz Lab Band and the Jazz Orchestra under the direction of Dr. Kenneth Carroll. The program will consist of familiar great jazz classics and new pieces.
02/03/2016 3:30 PM
Arkansas State University’s Fowler Center, 201 Olympic Drive, will present Cantus for the next performance in the 2015-16 Riceland Distinguished Performance Series on Monday, Feb. 15, at 7:30 p.m. The sponsor of the show is Sodexo dining and catering. The nine-member men’s vocal ensemble Cantus is known worldwide for its trademark warmth and blend and its engaging performances.
02/03/2016 2:45 PM
Dr. J. Jack Halberstam will be delivering the keynote lecture at the "Rural Freaks Conference on Marginalization, Liminality, and Queerness" on Thursday, Feb. 18, at 6:30 p.m. in the Cooper Alumni Center on the campus of Arkansas State University. The conference is hosted by the A-State Feminist Union and A-State Women and Gender Studies program.
02/03/2016 2:00 PM
The Jonesboro City Council is considering to adopt a stretch of road on the bankrupt Old Fairgrounds to help pay off debt. KAIT-TV reports Rick Ramsey, Lawyer from Little Rock and fairground liquidated agent, told the council Tuesday an entity was interested in purchasing lot 7 on the fairground, however the contract stipulates the city to accept the road.
02/03/2016 11:22 AM
The Arkansas Rice Federation is holding its annual rice meeting Friday at the Arkansas State University Convocation Center. Spokeswoman Lauren Waldrip says breakout sessions will take place on several topics: Lauren Waldrip. Congressman Rick Crawford and Secretary of Agriculture Wes Ward will speak during the event. More details can be found here.
02/03/2016 11:13 AM
The Food Bank of Northeast Arkansas has received a 25-hundred-dollar grant from the Burlington-Northern/Santa Fe Railway Foundation. The money will go the Backpack Program, which helps provide food for hungry children on the weekends and school holidays. Development Director Vicky Pillow tells KASU news almost 800 children in Northeast Arkansas benefit from the program. She tells why it is needed:
02/03/2016 11:07 AM
Arkansas State University’s Lecture-Concert Series continues tomorrow with the annual Greenfield Lecture. The speaker will be Dr. Michael Honey from the University of Washington-Tacoma. Honey will present “Sharecropper’s Troubadour: John Handcox, the Southern Tenant Farmer’s Union, and the African-American Song Tradition.” Dr. Honey conducted oral histories with the late John Handcox, who spent part of his young life as a sharecropper in Arkansas. Dr. Honey tells why Handcox’s poems and songs from the 1930’s are still relevant today:
02/03/2016 11:01 AM
02/03/2016 10:54 AM
The “Keep Revenue in Randolph County” committee is working to put a measure on the November ballot to allow alcohol sales in the county. Committee chair Linda Bowlin told the Jonesboro Sun the primary reason is to keep tax revenue in the county.
02/03/2016 7:03 AM
Let's meet Dr. Jody Long, assistant professor of social work, who came to Arkansas State after 18 years at the University of Tennessee Health Science Center in Memphis.
02/02/2016 3:30 PM
JONESBORO — An exciting calendar of events including lectures, dinner and other activities, is underway as Arkansas State University celebrates Black History Month, Feb. 1-29. During the Tuesday evenings of Feb. 2, 9 and 16, from 5-6:30 p.m., the ASU Museum is hosting hands-on activities based on African-American inventions. These free learning experiences will appeal to children of most ages.
02/02/2016 2:15 PM
Arkansas State's Learning Commons provides more than academic support to our international students. Hear Sushila's story.
02/02/2016 2:01 PM
Judy Pfriemer is the Learning Outcomes Advisory Council and Office of Assessment February Professor of the Month
Judy Pfriemer is applying the assessment principles of nursing to her teaching strategies. For her work, she was selected as the Learning Outcomes Advisory Council and Office of Assessment professor of the month.
02/02/2016 10:45 AM
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Arkansas State University’s Carl R. Reng Student Union is ranked as one of the most phenomenal student unions and campus centers in America. According to a poll from EDsmart, A-State’s Reng Center was one of 2 student unions in Arkansas to be recognized. Arkansas Union at the University of Arkansas in Fayetteville was the only other Arkansas campus to make the top 51.
02/02/2016 9:46 AM
The Kays Foundation has made a $50,000 gift commitment to the Bradbury Art Museum (BAM) at Arkansas State University The grant was awarded to assist the museum with obtaining matching funds and to endow and name the Kays Gallery, a new exhibition space within the museum.
02/02/2016 8:00 AM
Farm Bill regulations, women in agriculture, and conservation are some of the topics to be discussed at the 2016 Arkansas Rice Meeting Friday. KAIT-TV reports Congressman Rick Crawford and Arkansas Secretary of Agriculture Wes Ward will be speaking at the annual conference. Arkansas is the highest ranking rice producing state accounting for more than 50% of the US’s rice production in 2014.&nbs
02/02/2016 7:56 AM
02/02/2016 12:00 AM
The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention has confirmed recently that an Arkansan has contracted the Zika Virus--a mosquito-born virus found in the Caribbean, South and Central America. NPR reports 31 cases of Zika infections have been reported in the US so far and World Health Organization officials believe the virus could be responsible for the recent increase of the birth defect microcephaly in pregnant women in Brazil.
02/01/2016 11:53 AM
The annual agri-business conference takes place next Wednesday at Arkansas State University. Registration and morning sessions take place at the Fowler Center. Lunch and the afternoon sessions will occur in the Convocation Center. Dr. Burt Greenwalt is professor of agricultural economics in the College of Agriculture and Technology. Greenwalt tells about some of the challenges that will be addressed during the conference:
02/01/2016 10:04 AM
Today is the deadline for first-time Arkansas voters to register to vote in the March first primary election. Voters can register at county clerks’ offices across the state. Craighead County Clerk Kade Holliday tells KASU news there is an excitement about the primary being moved up this year. He also has been using that point as an education tool to remind voters about the date change this year:Previously, the primary had been held in May, and some voters felt like things had been decided. Holliday says that won’t be the case this year:
02/01/2016 9:53 AM
Governor Asa Hutchinson has appointed 4 from the KASU listening area to various state boards and commissions.Friday, Hutchinson appointed Deana Osment and Al Heringer of Jonesboro to the Arkansas Economic Development Council. Osment is replacing Shelby Moore and Heringer is replacing Thomas Kirk.Rod Soubers of Mountain Home is replacing Ruth Anne Hawkins on the Arkansas History Commission. On the Arkansas State Medical Board, Dr. Jim Citty is being replaced by Dr. David Staggs of Searcy.
02/01/2016 7:57 AM
The man responsible for triggering the active shooter alert at Arkansas State University in early December has pleaded not guilty to charges of making a terrorist threat, criminal possession of explosive material or destructive device, and terroristic threatening.Friday the Jonesboro Sun reported Circuit Judge Brent Davis heard the plea for Brad Bartelt, 47, of Jonesboro.
02/01/2016 7:53 AM