It was Dr. Ross Carroll's first time to see a total solar eclipse. Beforehand, the Associated Professor of Physics at Arkansas State University in Jonesboro was told that the experience would be "indescribable."
He and his colleague, Professor of Science Education Dr. Tillman Kennon, took a group of students and spectators to a high school in Fulton, Missouri to catch the total solar eclipse on August 21. The professors have also been working on launching a balloon carrying various instruments and cameras during the eclipse. It was a part of a nationwide experiment for NASA.
Despite slow growth in the beginning of 2017, the economy is expected to be stronger for states in the Mid-West and Plains, which includes Arkansas and Missouri. That's according to a recent Creighton University economy report.
One person in Arkansas has been paying close attention to the state's economy—the Executive Director of the Arkansas Economic Development Commission, Mike Preston.
Four separate residence halls for graduate students and medical students at Arkansas State have been dedicated as The Circle. The halls are named to honor the first African American professors and administrators at Arkansas State. They came to Arkansas State in the 1970s. Dr. Wilbert Gaines, Dr. Herman Strickland, and the families of the late Dr. C. Calvin Smith and the late Dr. Mossie Richmond were honored during the ceremony. Associate Vice Chancellor of Student Affairs at Arkansas State University is Dr. Lonnie Williams.
In June of 2017, U. S. Representative Rick Crawford (R-Jonesboro) told Roby Brock during an interview on Talk Business and Politics that he plans to run again in 2018. Like 2016, Crawford may have a challenger. Unlike 2016, Crawford's challenger may be a Democrat rather than a Libertarian. A Democrat who calls himself a "semi-retired cattle rancher."
Proposed tuition increases and handling the new campus carry law are among the biggest topics on the agenda of the Arkansas State University Board of Trustees. The board is meeting at the ASU Newport campus to discuss the topics. You can watch KASU's live stream of the board meeting below.
That's the only way Kary Story, Mayor of Pocahontas, can describe the record flooding coming to his city. The National Weather Service in Memphis on Tuesday issued a Flash Flood Warning for southeastern Randolph County, and central Lawrence County.
Arkansas Governor Asa Hutchinson held a press conference in Pocahontas Tuesday after surveying the damage to Sharp and Randolph Counties from the severe storms that hit over the weekend. The GOP Governor held the presser in the #4 Fire Station in Pocahontas with Mayor Kary Story and AJ Gary, Director of the Arkansas Department of Emergency Management.
After lien filings from 2 companies and an ultimatum from the Jonesboro Advertising and Promotions Commission, another company has filed a lien against Northern Arkansas Hotel and Convention Center, LLC.
The Sun reports that HD Supply Construction Supply of Allen, Texas filed a lien against the company earlier this week. The lien is in regards to the delayed construction of the Hyatt Place Hotel and Convention Center to be built near Interstate 555 on Browns Lane Access Road.