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Summer Commencement Set for August 5

Summer Commencement Set for August 5

JONESBORO — A record 949 students will receive degrees at Arkansas State University’s 2016 summer graduation ceremony, Friday, Aug. 5. The event begins at 7 p.m. in the Convocation Center, 217 Olympic Drive, in Jonesboro.

07/29/2016 2:15 PM

EMT and Paramedic Programs Approved by State Board

EMT and Paramedic Programs Approved by State Board

Arkansas State University, a long-time leader in health professions education, today secured state approval to offer two new high-demand programs for emergency response personnel. The emergency medical technician (EMT) program is a 12-credit hour program, and the more advanced paramedic training is a 51-credit hour program. Both offer options on certification and college credit.

07/29/2016 11:30 AM

Rugby Standouts Named to All-American Squads

Rugby Standouts Named to All-American Squads

JONESBORO — Three standouts for Arkansas State University’s rugby team have been named to the 2015-16 men’s collegiate All-American teams by USARugby.org.

07/27/2016 4:30 PM

Workforce programs like Marion Berry Center critical to Delta economic growth, officials say

Workforce programs like Marion Berry Center critical to Delta economic growth, officials say

Glen Fenter, president of the Greater Memphis Alliance for a Competitive Workforce (GMACW), has a passion for workforce education in Memphis and the Arkansas Delta region. Likewise, he is passionate about job creation. Not just any jobs, mind you, but the kind necessary to upgrade living standards and grow the area’s economy. Fenter is far from alone in his zeal, as several two-year colleges and other groups work toward this end – many in association with one another. With goals similar to those of GMACW, The Arkansas Delta Training and Education Consortium (ADTEC) is a partnership that combines the resources of five eastern-Arkansas community colleges developing proven workforce models and securing grant funding for the Delta region. Members include Arkansas State University Mid-South (formerly Mid-South Community College), Arkansas Northeastern College, Arkansas State University-Newport, East Arkansas Community College, and Phillips Community College of the University of Arkansas.

07/26/2016 7:44 AM

Inside A-State - 07/26/2016

Inside A-State - 07/26/2016

07/26/2016 12:00 AM

Jonesboro's New COO, JETS Director Announced

Jonesboro's New COO, JETS Director Announced

The City of Jonesboro has a new Chief Operations Officer and a new JETS director. Retired United States Air Force Lt. Col. Edward Tanner has been named as the city’s new Chief Operations Officer. Tanner replaces L. M. Duncan, who has retired.

07/25/2016 2:19 PM

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Compared to the rest of the state, Northeast Arkansas has seen an overall growth in employment, sales tax revenue, and new home starts. Talk Businesses and Politics released their quarterly Compass Report highlighting the economic progress of Arkansas’ key metro areas. This was the first time the Jonesboro metro area was included in the report.

07/25/2016 11:58 AM

Equipment Grant from DENSO will Support Rapid Prototyping

A new materials science laboratory will offer sophisticated new opportunities for Arkansas State University students in the STEM disciplines as a result of generous financial support from DENSO North America Foundation. Dr. Ross Carroll, assistant professor of physics, will serve as principal investigator.

07/25/2016 10:15 AM