Raj N. Patel, a senior Honors student in interdisciplinary studies at Arkansas State University, is one of more than 250 American undergraduate students from 140 colleges and universities selected to receive the prestigious Benjamin A. Gilman International Scholarship, sponsored by the U.S. Department of State’s Bureau of Educational and Cultural Affairs (ECA) to study or intern abroad.
05/02/2016 3:30 PM
After a line of weekend storms moving through the area, 3 rivers in the KASU listening area have been placed under a flood warning until Wednesday.The Associated Press reports forecasters said residents of Independence, Jackson, and Lawrence counties could be affected by the flooding of the Black River at Black Rock. Sunday morning, the river was reported to be a little over 15 feet at minor flood stage; just about 1 foot above its 14 feet flood stage.
05/02/2016 11:44 AM
In a continuing effort for safety and security drills, Arkansas State University's Police Department hosts an on-campus training exercise with the Jonesboro Police Department on Tuesday, May 3.
05/02/2016 11:30 AM
While the Property Maintenance Code and the Jonesboro Police salary issue received a little attention at Thursday night’s Alderman Debate, one theme took center stage more than any issue.The 5 candidates (Phil Cook, Dr. Richard Wang, Captain James Boweman, Joseph Woodbury, and Bobby Long) running for the Jonesboro City Council Ward 6, Position 1 seat felt there should be more transparency between the city government and its citizens.
05/02/2016 9:46 AM
KUAR, along with its content partners in a regional journalism collaboration (RJC), is pleased to announce that Bobby Ampezzan will lead the newly created Natural State News as the project’s managing editor.
05/02/2016 9:08 AM
Arkansas State University is appointing Dr. Carl Cates of Valdosta State University to be the first dean of a newly structured college that combines programs in the fine arts, humanities, social sciences, media and communication.Cates currently is associate dean of the College of the Arts at the Georgia institution where he has served on faculty and in academic leadership roles for the past 23 years.
04/29/2016 9:24 AM
Arkansas State University is appointing Dr. Carl Cates of Valdosta State University to be the first dean of a newly structured college that combines programs in the fine arts, humanities, social sciences, media and communication.
04/28/2016 4:00 PM
After one of its best attended events, the award-winning Tour duh Sunken Lands bicycle tour returns for its eighth edition on Nov. 5, 2016.
04/28/2016 3:00 PM
A Texas-based communications company is opening in Paragould. The Arkansas Economic Development Commission made the announcement today. GW Communications will operate an office at 1707 Linwood Drive and will employ 28 people. The new jobs will include computer operator positions and CAD Drafting. According to the news release, GW Communications provides broadband services to telecommunications, cable, and other industries.
04/28/2016 11:16 AM
St. Bernards has announced the addition of pediatrician Doctor Justin Yancey to the medical staff. According to St. Bernard’s press release, Yancey will be working with the hospital to develop the pediatric hospitalist program. The West Helena native will also work with students of the New York Institute of Technology D.O. medical school at his Alma Mater of Arkansas State University, which is set to open in the fall.
04/28/2016 11:14 AM
All five candidates for the Ward 6, position 1, vacancy on the Jonesboro City Council will participate Thursday in a public forum sponsored by the City of Jonesboro. The 2-hour event will start at 6:30 p.m. in the Council Chambers at the Municipal Center.The candidates, who will be on a May 10 special election ballot, are:• James W. Bowman of 4410 Mockernut Lane, a riverboat captain;• Phillip Cook of 5216 Richardson Drive, a retired co-owner of a tool and die company;
04/28/2016 10:22 AM
The United States continues to work with other countries in ironing out the details of the Trans-Pacific Partnership agreement. On Monday, Tom Vilsack, U.S. Secretary of Agriculture, met with agricultural leaders in Vietnam to discuss the agreement.
04/27/2016 12:45 PM
Craighead County joins cities such as Fayetteville and Rogers in recording double digit revenue increases for April. The Jonesboro Sun reports a 14% increase in county sales tax revenue this month compared to last April. County officials say the county’s 1% sales tax brought in over $1.6 million in April. Jonesboro saw a 13% increase in its sales tax revenue which equates to more than $1.3 million . Sales tax collections across Arkansas were up by 7.8%, according to the state Department of Finance and Administration.
04/27/2016 8:45 AM
Caraway is no longer under a boil order. (5/2/16)The City of Caraway is under a boil order today. KAIT-TV reports the city superintendent placed the city under the order after police reported water spilling onto the street. Water samples are being sent to the health department lab in Paragould for analysis. Results are expected in about 24 hours.
04/27/2016 6:10 AM
The Department of Music will present the Concert Band and Symphonic Winds in their last concert of the spring semester on Sunday, May 1, at 3 p.m. in Fowler Center’s Riceland Hall. Admission is free and open to the public.
04/26/2016 4:30 PM
JONESBORO — Dr. Erick Chang, associate professor of management in Arkansas State University’s College of Business, is the third annual winner of the prestigious C. Sam Walls Entrepreneur Educator award, presented by the Donald W. Reynolds Foundation as part of the Governor’s Cup Collegiate Business Plan competition.
04/26/2016 2:00 PM
The Craighead County Sheriff’s Department is warning residents of a charity scam in the area. KAIT-TV reports Sheriff Marty Boyd sent an email Monday warning of a man contacting local businesses on behalf of the Arkansas Sheriff’s Association. The scammer says the money is for the “COPS for Kids” program which goes to support 2 kids in Bay.
04/26/2016 10:43 AM
Twenty-nine outstanding upper-level students at Arkansas State University have been named to the prestigious “Who’s Who Among Students in American Universities and Colleges” for 2015‑16.
04/26/2016 9:45 AM
04/26/2016 12:00 AM