Arkansas State University Athletics Director Terry Mohajir introduced the next men’s basketball coach at Arkansas State. Mike Balado spent the last four season as an assistant coach at the University of Louisville.
Arkansas State University is looking for a new men's basketball coach after Grant McCasland resigned Monday. McCasland is now the men's basketball coach for the North Texas Mean Green. . McCasland was 20 and 12 overall and 11 and seven in the Sun Belt Conference as the Red Wolves head men’s coach.
$100 million dollars from private investors have already been poured into the ASU-Queretaro Campus in Queretaro, Mexico. ASU System President Dr. Charles Welch says over 4,000 students have inquired or applied for the open positions that are available for the first class that will be open in August.
The new campus is actually a mixed-use design with the new campus as the anchor. The total master plan community consists of over 2,000 acres…370 acres consist of the campus, with the rest a mix of residential and commercial properties.
In this interview, KASU's News Director Johnathan Reaves talks with Dr. Adam Long with the Hemingway-Pfeiffer Museum and Educational Center in Piggot. Dr. Long talks about the center and the upcoming spring trip to Cuba. Several openings are still available for the trip. Learn more by listening to the entire interview.
A partnership between Arkansas’ two major universities will allow students to get a dual degree in poultry sciences.
Arkansas leads the nation in poultry production. With Tyson Foods in northwest Arkansas and Ozark Mountain Poultry and Peco Foods in eastern Arkansas, more graduates are needed in the field of poultry science.
Arkansas State University has announced that it has opened the search for a new permanent chancellor in Jonesboro. System president Dr. Charles Welch made the announcement in an email sent to members within the university system. Please view the entire letter below:
An annual music festival to celebrate the music of the Man in Black is literally being moved to the Johnny Cash Boyhood Home…or that is, next to the home.
In 2011, Arkansas State University started the process of acquiring and restoring the Johnny Cash Boyhood Home in Dyess. In order to raise funds for the project, the Johnny Cash Music Festival was held in Jonesboro.
Over the years, the boyhood house, the old theatre building and the administration building have been restored under the first phase of the project, thanks to the proceeds from the music festival.
In this congressional interview, KASU News Director Johnathan Reaves asks Congressman Rick Crawford listener questions about President Trump's executive order concerning travel bans, repealing and replacing the Affordable Care Act and his thoughts on government funding of the arts, humanities and the Corporation of Public Broadcasting. He was also asked about a new farm bill and regulations. Click on the Listen button to hear the interview.
Roof repairs, field funding and equipment…those items addressed at last night’s Jonesboro City Council meeting.
The council passed an emergency clause that allows for 35-thousand-dollars of repairs to the roof at the old justice complex. Over time, water leaks has damaged the roof to the point that immediate repairs are necessary…that according to city officials who planned to do renovation work at the building and discovered the damage.
In this interview with U.S. Senator John Boozman, KASU's News Director Johnathan Reaves asks about the confirmation process of President Donald Trump's picks, executive orders, and answers listener's questions.
Arkansas State University denies a request to make the Jonesboro campus a sanctuary campus. In a signed petition given to the Arkansas State University System, Dr. Michelle Merritt made the request in light of a recent executive order that would temporarily ban people from seven specified countries from entering the United States. A federal judge issued an emergency stay allowing those who are already in the country from being deported. Bills going through the Arkansas House and Senate would prevent cities and institutions of higher education from being sanctuary cities and campus.
Courageous! That description given as part of a recognition of the first four African American professors to teach at Arkansas State University. The four individuals . . . Dr. Wilbert Gaines, the late Dr. C. Calvin Smith, the late Dr. Mossie Richmond, and Dr. Herman Strickland . . .are named “The Circle”. Associate Vice-Chancellor for Student Affairs Dr. Lonnie Williams says those families experienced hard times when they came to campus in the early 1970s.
Record breaking growth expected for Jonesboro. Mayor Harold Perrin projects that city will see over $200 million in building permits this year….that would set records. Last year, the city approved over $180 million in permits.
A campaign to attract more jobs to Jonesboro is underway. Jonesboro Unlimited is starting a 5 year approach to economic development called Momentum Jonesboro. The goal is to raise three-point-seven million dollars over the next five years to being more than five thousand high-paying jobs to Jonesboro. Chairman of Jonesboro Unlimited Brad Edwards says the focus areas are for business attraction, talent attraction and community enhancement.
A partnership is formed to bring job opportunities to young adults with disabilities in northeast Arkansas. St. Bernards Medical Center is working with Little Rock-based ACCESS and Arkansas Rehabilitative Services. Educators from area schools are being trained on the program, which is called Project SEARCH. Vice President of Human Resources at St. Bernards Lori Smith says the project will bring job training and employment assistance for those with disabilities.