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Inside A-State - 12/01/2015

12/01/2015 12:00 AM

A-State To Hold Free Tourniquet Training Session Dec. 3

JONESBORO – A free tourniquet training session for Arkansas State University faculty and staff, designed to save lives by stopping bleeding from a life-threatening wound, is set for Thursday, Dec. 3, from 3-5 p.m., in the Convocation Center, 217 Olympic Drive. The hands-on session includes information about hemorrhage control through the proper application of tourniquets in the immediate aftermath of traumatic injuries.

11/30/2015 5:30 PM

Some NEA Rivers Flooding Above Flood Stage

Emergency responders are keeping a close eye on several rivers in northeast Arkansas that have swollen due to the weekend rains.As the rain finally tapers off, several counties in northeast Arkansas are closely monitoring the Black River, the L’Anguille, the St. Francis, and the White Rivers.  In some locations, the rivers are well above flood stage. In Randolph County, the Black River at Pocahontas is almost three feet above flood stage.  By mid-week, it is expected to reach exactly three feet above flood stage. 

11/30/2015 12:03 PM

Cash Residents to Vote on General Improvement Sales Tax

Residents in Cash, AR are preparing to vote on a 1% sales tax for general improvements to the town. Mayor of Cash Michael Cureton tells KASU News he hopes the sales tax will provide another source of income for the town and will bring improvements. If it passes, the tax will likely go into effect in the next fiscal year. Early voting for the tax runs Tuesday, December 1st until Monday, December 7th at the Craighead County Clerk’s office in the Courthouse in Jonesboro. 

11/30/2015 11:12 AM

A-State Draws Michigan State in First Round of NCAA Volleyball Tournament

The Arkansas State volleyball squad will play Michigan State in the first round of 2015 NCAA Volleyball Tournament in Seattle, Wash., the NCAA Division I Women’s Volleyball committee announced Sunday night.

11/30/2015 6:44 AM

A-State Football Claims 4th Title in 5 Years

The Arkansas State football squad clinched the Sun Belt Conference championship with a 52-28 win over New Mexico State that saw the Red Wolves pile up 605 yards of total offense, while the A-State defense forced four turnovers Saturday afternoon at Aggie Memorial Stadium in Las Cruces, N.M.

11/30/2015 6:43 AM

A-State is First as NOAA 'Weather-Ready Nation Ambassador'

Arkansas State University is the first higher education institution in the state of Arkansas to become a Weather-Ready Nation Ambassador for the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Association. By establishing a closer dialog with the National Weather Service, A-State’s safety officer Jon Carvell said the university is working to help students, faculty, staff and visitors to campus become more aware of severe weather when it threatens campus.

11/30/2015 12:00 AM

Flooding causing problems in Lake City, Bono

The continued rain is the main story this holiday weekend.   This announcement: The National Weather Service has issued a Flood Warning for the Saint Francis River-Craighead Co.  Jonesboro E911 Coordinator Jeff Presley tells KASU News the river is almost level with the Lake City bridge. Evacuations may be necessary.  Presley also sent this statement to KASU:Local flooding reported Cr 905 and Cr 910, hwy 230 reported flooded west of Bono. Please call dispatch with flood reports at 870-935-5552 24/7- Call 911 for emergency help. Turn around don't drown !

11/28/2015 2:03 PM

A-State to Host Reception for Online Graduates

JONESBORO – Graduates of Arkansas State University who earned degrees through the online program will be honored at a reception after the conclusion of the Saturday, Dec. 12, commencement ceremony in the Convocation Center at 217 Olympic Drive. The event, hosted by Academic Partnerships and the Alumni Association, starts at noon in the Cooper Alumni Center, 2600 Alumni Boulevard.

11/27/2015 2:00 PM

Pi Kappa Alpha Excels in Recruitment 2015

The Arkansas State University chapter of Pi Kappa Alpha Fraternity is currently ranked sixth of the top 25 Pike chapters in recruitment. The chapter was among those recognized for recruiting achievement in “Shield & Diamond,” the national Pike magazine.

11/25/2015 2:15 PM

Distinguished Alumnus Jim Callaway to Speak at Fall Commencement

JONESBORO – Jim Callaway, one of Arkansas State University’s distinguished alumni who played a major role in the creation of the modern AT&T, is the featured speaker at A-State’s 2015 fall commencement ceremony, Chancellor Tim Hudson has announced. Callaway’s address to graduates highlights the event set for 10 a.m., Saturday, Dec. 12, in the Convocation Center on the Arkansas State campus. Chancellor Hudson will confer degrees upon 1,224 candidates. Following the ceremony, there will be a reception on the north mezzanine for graduates and their families.
The ceremony is available online at AState.edu/livestream.

11/25/2015 1:30 PM

Motorists reminded about IDrive Arkansas

The Automobile Association of America estimates that 46 million people will travel to their Thanksgiving destinations.  As people travel through Arkansas, the Arkansas Highway and Transportation Department is reminding motorists about IDrive Arkansas.  The website and app for smartphones can give the latest information on work zones and highway congestion.  Danny Straessley is Public Information Officer with the Arkansas Highway and Transportation Department and tells about idrivearkansas.com.

11/25/2015 7:38 AM

Jonesboro Committee shoots down proposal to send code to voters

The Jonesboro City Council’s Finance Committee has defeated an ordinance that would sent a controversial property maintenance code to the voters.  Alderman John Street proposed placing the Jonesboro Property Maintenance Code on the March 1 Primary last week.  Last night, during a special meeting of the Finance Committee, the proposal was shot down by a 3-2 vote.  If passed, the entire City Council would have to have passed it by a 2/3 margin.  Then, it would have to go to the Arkansas Secretary of State’s office by December 17 to place it on the ballot.  Some who su

11/25/2015 5:25 AM

Jonesboro PD Hopes Body Cameras Enhances Trust

Trust and transparency between the community and law enforcement are the goals the Jonesboro Police Department hope to accomplish as they work to obtain body cameras. Currently, about one-third of the 18,000 police departments in the United States are using body cameras, according to a press release from the Department of Justice. Even Memphis Police are equipping their officers with body cameras as soon as the beginning of January 2016. 

11/24/2015 12:05 PM