Welcome to New Faculty Members - August 25, 2014
Welcome to these new faculty members in the College of Nursing and Health Professions: Dr. Patricia Wilkerson, associate professor of social work; Dr. Christina Akbari, assistant professor of communication disorders; Hadyn Huckabee, assistant professor of health sciences; Dr. Junlin Zhang, assistant professor of physical therapy; Kacie Altom, temporary instructor in nursing; Joseph Carter, temporary instructor in medical imaging and radiation sciences; Karnilla Schingoethe-Lee, temporary instructor in social work; and Dr. Evelyn Taylor, temporary instructor in social work.
Ready for Anything - July 18, 2014
7th and 8th graders from across the region enjoyed a week of Disaster Camp. Campers learned a variety of skills and protocols to handle a variety of situations from extreme weather to CPR administration. The camp is run by Arkansas State’s Regional Center for Disaster Preparedness education.
College of Nursing and Health Professions Cites Top
Graduating Students during Convocation of Scholars
JONESBORO -- The College of Nursing and Health Professions at Arkansas State University recognized its most outstanding graduating students during its annual Convocation of Scholars honors program, according to Dr. Susan Hanrahan, dean of the college.
Audra Gambill of Jonesboro, a nursing major, was recognized as recipient of the Chancellor’s Scholar award for having the highest grade point average (4.0) in the college. Morgan Caples of Jonesboro, a communication disorders major, and Adam Windle of Jonesboro, a medical imaging and radiation sciences major, received the 4.0 Award. When more than one person has a 4.0, the Chancellor’s Scholar is the student who has completed the most credit hours.
Twenty-eight students were selected by faculty in the individual degree programs to receive the awards for outstanding achievement, leadership and service to their respective departments and degree programs, both in the classroom and in the clinical experience.
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.
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.
Horses for Heroes
Posted: Nov 11, 2013 4:47 PM CST Updated: Nov 11, 2013 9:23 PM CSTBy Greg Coy
JONESBORO, Ark. (FOX13) -
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.
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
JONESBORO, Ark. (FOX13) -
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.
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
*Health Studies - E. Smith 4th Floor, Suite 410