Arkansas State University

Brandon Tabor, KASU news

Students, lawmakers, and activists celebrate the nonviolence philosophy of Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. while honoring the Hoxie school integration at the 16th Annual Nonviolence Youth Summit at Arkansas State University. 

The theme of Monday's summit was “Remember Hoxie.” 

DuShun Scarbrogh, Arkansas Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. Commission CEO,  explains to the youth in attendance the reason for honoring Hoxie:

Ethel Tompkins served as the keynote speaker for the summit.  Tompkins was the first African American woman to graduate from Hoxie Public Schools. 

Honoring the Hoxie 21 at Nonviolence Youth Summit

Feb 19, 2016
Jonathan Reaves

The Hoxie 21 will be honored at a summit aimed at promoting positive community role models among youths. 

The Arkansas Department of Human Services and the Arkansas Martin Luther King, Jr. Commission will host the “Nonviolence Youth Summit 16:  Remember Hoxie” as part of Arkansas State University’s Black History Month festivities. 

Brandon Tabor

African Americans have been involved in every session of the Arkansas Legislature since the beginning of the state.

A University of Arkansas Fayetteville doctoral candidate spoke Tuesday on some of the challenges they faced. 

The lecture “Spokesmen for Their Race:  African-American Political Involvement in Arkansas, 1868 to 1893” was presented by Rodney Harris at Black River Technical College in Pocahontas. 

Harris discussed how African Americans were involved in Arkansas politics  despite the challenges of slavery. 

Career Closet Prepares Students with Professional Attire

Feb 10, 2016

Arkansas State University’s College of Business is holding a Career Closet for students.  This program gets students ready for job interviews by helping them dress the part, as well as making sure they are ready for job interviews.  H. Steve Leslie is instructor of business communications at Arkansas State University and tells why this is important:

A-State Spring Enrollment Highest in 4 Years

Feb 5, 2016

  Spring semester enrollment at Arkansas State University in Jonesboro is the highest since 2012. 

A-State officials reported 13,082 students enrolled for the spring semester this year, which were 540 more students than in the Spring 2015 semester.  

Chancellor Tim Hudson said relocating “resources from administration to student success” and investments in software to help struggling students contributed to the 4.3% increase in students. 

Graduate student and online enrollment also saw an increase. 

AState Carl R. Reng Center Student Union
Arkansas State University Jonesboro Website (astate.edu)

 Arkansas State University’s Carl R. Reng Student Union is ranked as one of the most phenomenal student unions and campus centers in America. 

According to a poll from EDsmart, A-State’s Reng Center was one of 2 student unions in Arkansas to be recognized. Arkansas Union at the University of Arkansas in Fayetteville was the only other Arkansas campus to make the top 51. 

  JONESBORO – Arkansas State University is closed on Friday, Jan. 22, due to winter weather. All classes in Jonesboro and at the Paragould campus are cancelled.  Online courses continue.  A-State offices are closed.  University essential personnel will report to work Friday.

Students are encouraged to check their official A-State student email accounts as well as the Blackboard shells for their courses for materials or updates from their professors.

The incident that occurred yesterday on the campus of Arkansas State University led conversation during the December meeting of the ASU Board of Trustees.  Meeting at the Dryer Hall on the campus of Arkansas State Univeristy-Mountain Home, ASU System President Dr. Charles Welch told trustees that he was extremely pleased with the quick action of the first responders that came on the Jonesboro campus after reports of a man with a weapon started to surface.

ASU Alumnus Makes General

Jul 10, 2015
Mark Smith

A 1989 graduate of Arkansas State University has achieved the rank of Brigadier General in the U.S. Army National Guard. Brigadier General Glenn Hagler’s promotion was recognized at a ceremony Friday morning in Kennett, Missouri. 

Arkansas State University is the first university in the state and one of the first in the nation to require that incoming freshmen this fall use iPads to enhance their education learning experience.  KASU's Johnathan Reaves tells more in this report.