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
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. The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention recommends boiling water for at least one minute before consuming.
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
JONESBORO – United States Senator John Boozman will serve as the speaker for the Spring 2016 Commencement at Arkansas State University, Chancellor Tim Hudson announced this week.
04/25/2016 2:15 PM
The College of Sciences and Mathematics at Arkansas State University recognized 23 outstanding graduating students for 2015-16 Thursday evening during its annual Convocation of Scholars awards ceremony
04/25/2016 1:45 PM
U. S. Senator John Boozman (R-AR) is working to turn another Arkansas highway into a major interstate. Boozman included a provision last week in the 2017 Transportation, Housing, and Urban Development bill, to designate US Highway 67 as “Future I-57.”
04/25/2016 12:13 PM
The Department of Music will present the Wind Ensemble in its spring concert titled “Color” on Thursday, April 28, at 7:30 p.m. in Fowler Center’s Riceland Hall.
04/25/2016 11:00 AM
The most outstanding graduating seniors in the College of Agriculture and Technology at Arkansas State University were recognized at the annual honors banquet during Convocation of Scholars.
04/25/2016 10:45 AM
PROVO, Utah — The quest for a Penn Mutual Varsity Cup 15s championship ended Saturday for Arkansas State University when the Red Wolves fell, 68-20, to top-ranked Brigham Young in the semifinals.
04/23/2016 4:15 PM