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Matthews Memorial Scholarship Endowed for Nursing Program

Matthews Memorial Scholarship Endowed for Nursing Program

JONESBORO — In honor of the late Dr. Rebecca Matthews, the College of Nursing and Heath Professions at Arkansas State University will award the first-ever scholarship for the accelerated nursing program. Dr. Matthews’ husband David created the scholarship because of his wife’s passion for the students in the program.

08/25/2016 3:45 PM

Eldridge talks health care, immigration, national security, energy with KASU News

Eldridge talks health care, immigration, national security, energy with KASU News

In this congressional interview, Democratic challenger to U.S. Senator John Boozman Conner Eldridge talks with KASU's News Director Johnathan Reaves about the Affordable Care Act, his thoughts on immigration reform, national security, and environmental issues. Click on the Listen button to hear the interview.

08/25/2016 9:40 AM

Windgate Foundation Gift Supports Bradbury Art Museum

Windgate Foundation Gift Supports Bradbury Art Museum

Bradbury Art Museum at Arkansas State University has announced it has received major philanthropic support from the Windgate Charitable Foundation of Siloam Springs, Arkansas. The foundation gift follows a challenge gift, announced one year ago, from museum benefactors Curt and Chucki Bradbury of Little Rock.

08/25/2016 9:30 AM

Flood insurance public meetings to be held in Jonesboro

Flood insurance public meetings to be held in Jonesboro

Public meetings about flood insurance will take place next week. Much of Jonesboro is in a flood plain and the city experienced record flooding in late May, which damaged numerous homes. Jonesboro is spending about $2 million dollars to clean out many miles of ditches and officials are working with the Army Corps of Engineers to help clear out Big Bay ditch, which is near the Craighead and Poinsett county lines. This is a release from the city of Jonesboro: The City of Jonesboro will host two meetings on flood insurance – one for homeowners and renters, the other for insurance providers, banks and Realtors – on Tuesday, Aug. 30. National Flood Insurance Program liaison Carl Watts of the Federal Emergency Management Agency will join Jonesboro city engineers and leaders in presenting the meetings, at which residents and stakeholders can learn about flood insurance and the means to obtain it. “This is critical information that, as we’ve learned through devastating floods, so many in our

08/24/2016 8:46 AM

Sigma Delta Pi Earns National Award for Second Year

Sigma Delta Pi Earns National Award for Second Year

JONESBORO — For the second consecutive year, Arkansas State University’s Pi Theta chapter (Sigma Delta Pi) of the National Collegiate Hispanic Honor Society has been named as an honor chapter because of its outstanding activities in 2015-16.

08/23/2016 3:15 PM

Library Assistant Director Myron Flugstad Dies Suddenly

The university community extends sympathy to the family and associates of Myron Flugstad, assistant director of the Dean B. Ellis Library. Flugstad died suddenly Monday.

08/23/2016 12:45 PM

Convocation Center Launches Newly Designed Website

Convocation Center Launches Newly Designed Website

The Convocation Center at Arkansas State University has a new presence on the A-State website. The design and site maintenance have returned to campus after being contracted out in recent years.

08/23/2016 10:45 AM

Craighead County looking to agressively collect owed business taxes

Craighead County looking to agressively collect owed business taxes

Craighead County Tax Collector Marsha Phillips is under fire from the Quorum Court over a lack of being able to collect over 300-thousand-dollars in delinquent business property taxes. Several Justices of the Peace questioned what the next step would be in collecting those taxes. According to the Sun, Phillips told the court that 53 businesses have still not paid taxes, with some of the taxes not being paid for several years. She says some of the businesses are no longer in operation, or owners have moved out of Jonesboro. Several Justices say they want the county to retain a lawyer to assist the county in moving forward with the tax collections. The Justices will review a list of collectible delinquencies during the next meeting on September 12th. After that review, a decision will be made about what to do next.

08/23/2016 7:16 AM

Inside A-State - 08/23/2016

Inside A-State - 08/23/2016

08/23/2016 12:00 AM

A-State Announces Record Number of Summer Graduates

A-State Announces Record Number of Summer Graduates

JONESBORO — A record number of graduates received diplomas during Arkansas State University’s summer commencement ceremony Friday, Aug. 5, in the Convocation Center.

08/22/2016 4:15 PM

Campus Open Forum with President Welch, Aug. 24

Campus Open Forum with President Welch, Aug. 24

Open Forum with President Charles L. Welch will be Wednesday, Aug. 24, at 2 p.m. in the Student Union Auditorium.

08/22/2016 3:45 PM

New Exhibitions to Open at Bradbury Art Museum

New Exhibitions to Open at Bradbury Art Museum

The Bradbury Art Museum at Arkansas State University opens to the public with a 5-6:30 p.m. reception on Thursday, Aug. 25, featuring a new series of exhibitions and a brand new look. This group of shows features portraiture by four artists: Delita Martin, Nina Katchadourian, Tad Lauritzen Wright and Andrew Kilgore. Night Women: Delita Martin Three of the galleries are devoted to work by Houston-based artist Delita Martin. Two collections of her powerful, large-scale portraits of women of color are on view in the entry and main galleries. These multi-layered mixed media works command one's attention from afar but up close reveal intricate detailing. They combine printmaking, drawing, painting, collage, stitching and the application of found objects to create portraits of various women in her community. On view are examples from “I Walked on Water to my Homeland” and her recent series, ”Night Women.” In the Kays Gallery Martin will exhibit an installation titled ”Dinner Table.”

08/22/2016 11:33 AM

Agriculture school in Weiner in the works

Agriculture school in Weiner in the works

Plans to place an agricultural school in Weiner continue to move forward. The Sun newspaper reports that residents are working with the Arkansas Department of Education, the Department of Career Tech Education and the attorney general’s office to see how recently passed bills could apply to the school. Greta Greeno says School of Agriculture would be the first in the state that would prepare those who graduate for agriculture-related jobs in the Delta. The school would be kindergarten through 12th grade. Ag jobs make up about one-quarter of available jobs in the state. Greeno hopes to have the school up and running next fall.

08/22/2016 11:16 AM

Final Craighead County election filings show active November; 7-way race for Jonesboro Mayor

Final Craighead County election filings show active November; 7-way race for Jonesboro Mayor

These are the latest and final municipal filings in Craighead County, which shows an active November election.

08/22/2016 10:29 AM

Independece County Group Suing Clerk Over Alcohol Petition

Independece County Group Suing Clerk Over Alcohol Petition

Another Northeast Arkansas group fighting to put an alcohol measure on the November ballot is also suing the county’s clerk. The group Keep Our Dollars in Independence County is now suing County Clerk Tracy Mitchell for rejecting signatures on a ballot measure to allow alcohol sales in the county. According to the Batesville Daily Guard, Mitchell’s office rejected 424 signatures on the petition, causing the group to be short 377 of the nearly 4,000 valid signatures needed on the ballot. A similar group in Randolph County has already filed a lawsuit against their county’s clerk for rejecting over 169 pages of signatures, causing them to be 361 signatures short for their petition. Both Mitchell and Randolph County Clerk Rhonda Blevins have told media outlets they were following Arkansas law Act 1413 of 2013 in validating the petitions. Linda Bowlin, the committee chair fighting to allow alcohol sales in Randolph County, told the Arkansas Democrat-Gazette the law was invalidated. A

08/19/2016 12:50 PM

JPD Officer Resigns Following Criminal Invesitagion

JPD Officer Resigns Following Criminal Invesitagion

Jonesboro police officer Adam Shipman has resigned from the force following a criminal investigation. Police Chief Rick Elliot told media outlets Shipman submitted his resignation on Aug. 11, 2 days after being placed on administrative leave following allegations involving a cyber tip from a cell phone provider. Elliot declined to comment on the details of the investigation or the charges Shipman may face. Shipman joined the JPD in mid-2015.

08/19/2016 11:23 AM

Phi Beta Lambda, Target Store to Hold Back-to-School Event for A-State Students

Phi Beta Lambda, Target Store to Hold Back-to-School Event for A-State Students

With the start of classes just days away, Arkansas State University’s Phi Beta Lambda (PBL) organization is joining forces with the Target store at the Mall at Turtle Creek to hold a back-to-school event, Saturday, Aug. 20, from 9 a.m.-noon. The store is partnering with the College of Business student group for this effort. The store will have 2,000 coupons toward purchasing school supplies and 1,000 gift bags to give to A-State students at the store while supplies last. In addition, Target plans to create a fun shopping experience for the students that day. “We are excited about this opportunity,” said Bryce Rusco, executive team leader at Target. “We have been in the community since 2005, and this is the first time for this type of event. With a successful event this year, we will open the door for a larger scale event in the coming years.” PBL is the collegiate division of Future Business Leaders of America, whose goal is to develop leadership, communication and team skills. It is

08/19/2016 11:12 AM

Traveling Veterans Exhibit, Motorcycles, & Pets: Episode 8/19

Traveling Veterans Exhibit, Motorcycles, & Pets: Episode 8/19

There is never a dull moment in the Natural State! Travel Writer Kim Williams has the details on a motorcycle event for the whole family featuring music and mountains. An inspiring traveling exhibit is taking place in Arkansas which highlights the unique perspective of veterans returning home after fighting for our county in war. Williams also talks about a chance to step back in time to the 1870's in Jackson Co. through the portal which is the Jacksonport Courthouse. Finally, a chance to win a great prize for you and a loyal member of your family: your pet! Barkansas returns to the natural state and Williams has details about it in this week's show. Featured locations include Mountain View, DeValls Bluff, and Newport.

08/19/2016 9:56 AM