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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

SBTDC Plans Home-based Business, Online Marketing Seminars

JONESBORO — Arkansas State University’s Small Business and Technology Development Center (SBTDC) will hold two key seminar opportunities for entrepreneurs and small business owners, Thursday, Oct. 22. “Operating a Home-based Business” will kick off the day from 9-11 a.m., and “Getting Started with Pinterest and Instagram” will be from 1-4 p.m. Event fees are $40 to the public, $35 for Jonesboro Regional Chamber of Commerce members, and $20 for A-State staff and students.

10/05/2015 5:15 PM

Students Earn 13 Prism Awards at PRSA Banquet

JONESBORO – Thirteen students from Arkansas State University’s College of Media and Communication received awards in the student division at the 2015 Public Relations Society of America (PRSA) Prism recognition ceremony last week at Little Rock’s Heifer International. The event marked the 30th anniversary of the prestigious awards.

10/05/2015 4:45 PM

HPMEC to Sponsor Hemingway’s “A Farewell to Arms” Trip

PIGGOTT, Ark. —Friends of the Pfeiffers, the membership program of the Hemingway-Pfeiffer Museum and Educational Center (HPMEC), invites the community to join them for Ernest Hemingway’s “A Farewell to Arms,” a trip to Italy and Switzerland next spring, May 27-June 5, 2016.

10/02/2015 1:00 PM

Food Bank of Northeast Arkansas receives grant for Backpack Program

The Food Bank of Northeast Arkansas has received a 10-thousand-dollar grant from the Red Nose Day Fund to benefit their Backpack Program.  The program serves 760 students on school campuses in Forrest City, Jonesboro, Nettleton, Tuckerman, Swifton, Monette, Leachville, Marmaduke, Lynn, Strawberry, and Maynard.  The Food Bank of Northeast Arkansas Development Director Vicky Pillow tells why backpack programs are needed.

10/02/2015 7:48 AM

Emails show Jonesboro city efforts to recruit convention center from two developers

The city of Jonesboro has worked at least six years to bring a convention center project to the city through several key twists and turns, according to records obtained by Talk Business & Politics.On Thursday, the city of Jonesboro responded to an Arkansas Freedom of Information Act request seeking any and all correspondence between the city and two groups seeking to build separate convention center projects in Jonesboro.

10/02/2015 7:30 AM

How can communities economically bounce back after natural disasters?

The Delta Regional Authority is hosting training in Jonesboro and Pine Bluff about what elected officials in the state can do to help their communities spur economic development after a natural disaster.  The training series is called “Leading Economically Competitive and Resilient Communities” and will combine resources from the DRA and the Arkansas Economic Development Commission.  DRA chairman Chris Massnegill tells why this is necessary.

10/02/2015 7:26 AM

Unity Park Re-Dedication Ceremony is Homecoming Highlight

Students, faculty and staff will gather to re-dedicate Unity Park Saturday, Oct. 3, at its new site on campus. The ceremony and flag raising begins at 8:30 a.m. at the new site in Greek Village, north of Aggie Road and east of the International English Studies Building. The public is invited.

10/01/2015 4:15 PM

College of Business to Host Fall 2015 Business Plan Competition

JONESBORO – All students, both undergraduate and graduate, are eligible for the eighth annual Fall Business Plan Competition hosted by Arkansas State University’s College of Business. Winning proposals will receive rewards from a total cash prize package that increased this year to $5,000.

10/01/2015 3:15 PM

2015 Faculty Biennial opens at Bradbury Art Museum, Oct. 8

Bradbury Art Museum (BAM) at Arkansas State University will host an exhibition of recent artwork by the faculty in the Department of Art. The 2015 Faculty Biennial will open to the public on Thursday, Oct. 8, at 5 p.m. Included in the exhibition are Nikki Arnell, Joe Ford, Shelley Gipson, John Norris, Bill Rowe, John Salvest, Curtis Steele, Cara Sullivan, Kimberly Boyd Vickrey, Susan Whiteland and Melissa Wilkinson.

10/01/2015 10:45 AM

'Many Ways to Read a Map: Work by Bill Rowe' Opens Oct. 8

“Many Ways to Read a Map,” an exhibition of neon and found object artwork by Bill Rowe, opens at the Arkansas State University Bradbury Art Museum (BAM) on Thursday, Oct. 8, at 5 p.m. Inspired by his travels in Arkansas, Rowe presents work that is humorous, thoughtful and provocative. Working primarily in clay and neon, creating pottery and sculpture, Rowe has been included in well over 400 regional, national and international exhibitions.

10/01/2015 10:30 AM

Education & Behavioral Science Honors Alumni, Former Dean

Six outstanding alumni and a former dean of education at Arkansas State University will be recognized during the College of Education and Behavioral Science's homecoming celebration, Friday, Oct. 2. The reception is scheduled for 5-6:30 p.m. in the Spring River Room of the Reng Student Union.

10/01/2015 9:15 AM

Some A-State students can get their degree in 3 years

Arkansas State University is offering a program that allows undergraduate students an opportunity to complete a four-year degree in three years.  The program started this fall and it is called Degree in 3.  Chancellor Dr. Tim Hudson says the program can provide a huge savings for students and families.

10/01/2015 7:56 AM

Study: Private Option helping working Arkansans

Results of a study about Arkansas’ Medicaid expansion, the private option, show that the plan is helping working people.  A study released yesterday by the advocacy group Families USA found that almost 60 percent of those on the private option are low-income workers.  One of the directors of FamiliesUSA Dee Mahan tells what Medicaid expansion means to those recipients.

10/01/2015 7:17 AM