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A-State Announces Distinguished Service Awards

For Release to the Media

April 1, 2014

JONESBORO, Ark. — One of seven outstanding students graduating from Arkansas State University in May 2014 will be the newest Wilson Award recipient. The winner will come from the Distinguished Service Award (DSA) winners and will be announced Wednesday, April 2, at Cooper Alumni Center Student Honors Awards ceremony.

 The Distinguished Service Award winners are recognized as the institution’s most outstanding graduates because of their leadership, scholarship, and citizenship. Faculty, staff, advisers to student organizations, and other members of the campus community submit nominations for these prestigious awards. 

 All of the nominees have provided countless hours of service to the community, their classmates, their departments and colleges, and to Arkansas State University. A committee comprised of students, faculty, staff, and past Wilson Award recipients makes the final selections.

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Arkansas State Disaster Preparedness Program Group to Attend Conference in Israel

For Release to the Media
January 9, 2014

JONESBORO, Ark. — Arkansas State University’s disaster preparedness education program is taking its skills to the other side of the world. Representatives of A-State’s program are traveling to Tel Aviv, Israel. A-State will serve as a co-sponsor of the third annual International Preparedness and Response to Emergencies and Disasters (IPRED III) conference. Responders from at least 30 other countries are expected to attend and participate. The group departed Jan. 8 and the conference runs until Jan. 17. This marks the second international conference that A-State is co-sponsoring.

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Horses for Heroes

Posted: Nov 11, 2013 4:47 PM CST Updated: Nov 11, 2013 9:23 PM CSTBy Greg Coy

Getting back in the "saddle of life" can be difficult for some wounded Gulf War veterans. Their injuries require therapists to think outside the box to create effective therapy.

At Arkansas State University in Jonesboro, medical professionals are using horses to help our returning wounded warriors heal their bodies so they can return to a more normal life. It's called hippo therapy. The rehabilitation tool is a live animal; a horse.

It's been around since the 1960s, treating patients with physical and emotional challenges.

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MORE: Visit the Beck PRIDE web site.

MORE: Visit the Arkansas State Centers and Clinics webpage.

ASU programs help vets find peace after war

 Posted: Nov 11, 2013 4:11 PM CST Updated: Nov 11, 2013 6:32 PM CST

By Greg Coy


Finding peace after being in war is never easy. Our brave men and women often come with injuries both mentally and physically.

In Jonesboro, Ark., at Arkansas State University there is place for them to get necessary treatment. The Beck Pride Center offers physical help and encourages the veterans to continue their education.

The funding came from a generous alumnus named Buddy Beck. He invested more than $1 million of his own money after hearing about a very troubling statistic that needed to change. 

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Visit the Beck Pride Center web site.

Accreditation Site Visits—Visits and Updates

CLS (Clinical Laboratory Sciences) -- Sept 19-20, 2013 -- Accreditation through October 2018.

MRI (Magnetic Resonance Imaging)—Accredited through December 2016

MSW (Masters in Social Work)—Aug 24, 2011—Accreditation through October 2015

Radiation Therapy—Sept 12 and 13, 2011---Accredited through September 2019

Physical Therapist Assistant—Sept 25-28, 2011---Accreditation through 2022

Dietetics—Oct 24 and 25, 2011—Granted Candidate Status

Nursing (all programs)—Feb 14-16, 2012—Accreditation through 2020

Disaster Preparedness & Emergency Management - June 18 & 19, 2012 - Pending Report from Foundation For Higher Education Accreditation

DPT (doctorate in physical therapy)—Sept 30-Oct 2, 2012—Pending Report

Relocation in our college:

*The department of Social Work - 3rd floor of the Smith Building. They are in suite 327.
*The Beck P.R.I.D.E. Center - Reynolds Center for Health Sciences, room 170.
*Nurse Anesthesia - Reynolds Center for Health Sciences, 3rd floor.
*Communication Disorders - Reynolds Center for Health Sciences, 2nd floor, Suite 211.
*The Speech and Hearing Clinic - Reynolds Center for Health Sciences, 1st floor, Suite 101.
*Medical Imaging & Radiation Sciences - Nursing & Health Professions, 4th floor, Suite 419
*Nutrition -E. Smith, 4th Floor, Suite 410
*Regional Cente for Disaster Preparedness and Emergency Management - E. Smith, 4th Floor, Suite 410