Ernest & Anna Ritter Family Endowment Provides Gift to Complete Funding of Mobile Media Production Unit
JONESBORO — A $30,000 gift from the Ernest and Anna Ritter Family Endowment and E. Ritter & Company is supporting the creation of a mobile media production unit (MMPU) for Arkansas State University’s Media and Communication students.
08/26/2016 2:30 PM
Audio FileEdit | Remove Last week students across Arkansas returned to the classroom, and the heavens approved. The clouds huddled close and offered the state a fill of rain. Cooler temperatures kept new school duds light and loose. The man-made change of “season” — summer to school year — seemed to be accompanied by a very real one. Not so for a select student demographic at places such as KIPP Delta Preparatory Academy in Helena-West Helena and eStem Public Charter School in downtown Little Rock. Oh, it rained there, too, but these schools opened days, even weeks ago. Summer vacation? What is that? “I didn’t get a summer vacation,” 17-year-old Cassie Butler of eStem complained on Wednesday. “I just went to a church convention.” Jaden Banner, 13, and Collin Scott, 14, inside the cafeteria at eStem Public Charter School.CREDIT BOBBY AMPEZZAN/ARKANSAS PUBLIC MEDIA “Even though parents say that we need to focus on our work every day, we get that, but we still want our freedom,” said
08/26/2016 8:10 AM
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
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
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
Let’s take a moment to meet the engineer and out-of-the-box thinker who decided to take robotics construction and programing to second graders at Valley View Elementary School to inspire them for STEM learning, Shivan Haran.
08/24/2016 4:00 PM
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
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
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
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 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.
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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
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
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
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
These are the latest and final municipal filings in Craighead County, which shows an active November election.
08/22/2016 10:29 AM
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