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Baylor University has named Matt Rhule as its new head football coach.  In a release from the university,  Rhule will take over as the 27th head coach for the university.  He is expected to be named to the post tomorrow.  

Fall Commencement at A-State is Saturday

Dec 6, 2016
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A record 1,405 students will receive diplomas at Arkansas State University’s fall commencement ceremony Saturday, Dec. 10, at 10 a.m. in the Convocation Center, 201 Olympic Drive. The number of graduates surpasses the previous mark of 1,350 in the 2012 December graduation.

Johnathan Reaves, KASU News

  UPDATE:  Baylor has named Matt Rhule as the new head coach.  Read more here.


Could Blake Anderson be coaching at Baylor soon? Several media reports say that could happen, as Anderson is said to be in negotiations to be the next head coach of the Bears.

Anderson has signed a contract extension that would pay him $700,000 a year through 2019.  Anderson has won two Sun Belt Conference Championships while the coach of the Red Wolves.  He is 23-15 with Arkansas State.  

Johnathan Reaves, KASU News

Arkansas State University's student-run publication The Herald has been printing papers for 95 years.  A special celebration of this event is taking place at Arkansas State University.  Two interviews can be listened to that explains the importance of The Herald, especially in a time where print media is facing significant challenges.  

Brandon Tabor, KASU News

There are many stories in the history books about African-Americans in Civil Rights Activism.  Here in Arkansas, most people remember the story of 9 Black students who were integrated into Central High School in Little Rock or Daisy Bates. 

However, African Americans in Arkansas made more contributions to civil rights than what was recorded in the history books.  The Arkansas Humanities Council wants the public to hear the stories of civil rights activism in the state. 

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An exhibition of artwork by local students opens at the Bradbury Art Museum on Tuesday, Nov. 29, with a public reception, 5-6:30 p.m.

Featured in two galleries will be paintings, drawings, prints and mixed media objects by Jonesboro High School art students.  The exhibition continues through Dec. 7.

In September three JHS classes and BAM began a semester-long project.  The students first toured the museum, discussing the portrait-themed exhibitions on display. In response, they then created a portrait of their own, inspired by the work they had seen on their visit.

Brandon Tabor, KASU News

The Arkansas State Athletics Department announced Monday that ESPN2 will broadcast the Red Wolves’ final regular-season football game, a Dec. 3 Sun Belt Conference contest at Texas State.

With the addition of national television, the outing at Bobcat Stadium is now set to kickoff at 6:30 p.m. (CT).  A-State will be making its second appearance this season on ESPN2, but has also seen three contests televised on ESPNU, one on the SEC Network, one on CBS Sports Network and four on ESPN3.


Arkansas is one of 37 states that is encouraging more girls and women to enter into STEM careers.  

STEM stands for Science, Technology, Engineering, and Math.  Careers that fall into these categories are traditionally male-dominated.  A national push is underway to change that trend, and get more women involved.  The national effort is called Million Women Mentors. 

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Encouraging young girls and women to pursue education and careers in the STEM disciplines is the goal of a new national movement in which Arkansas State University is taking a lead role.

Million Women Mentors (MWM) is being promoted in Arkansas by Walmart, STEMconnector® and Lt. Gov. Tim Griffin, who will be keynote speaker for the campus launch of the program Tuesday, Nov. 15.  MWM wants to engage a million mentors by the year 2019.

Arthur Agee

In this interview, KASU News Director Johnathan Reaves interviews Arthur Agee.  The Arkansas State University Alumnus was featured in the 1994 film Hoop Dreams.  The documentary focused on basketball, but also tackled some of the many challenges that youth face today.  Agee is bringing his tour to Jonesboro and to the state.  You can listen to this interview above.  

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ROTC's chapter at Arkansas State University celebrates 80 years.  KASU's Mike Doyle has this interview with Major Brian Mason, Senior Assistant Professor of Military Science at Arkansas State University, and Richard Carvell, member of Disabled American Veterans.  Click on the Listen button to hear this feature.  

Applications Open for A-State Campus Querétaro

Oct 28, 2016
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Applications for admission to Arkansas State University’s Campus Querétaro are now being accepted, A-State officials announced Wednesday at a media event in Querétaro.

“This is truly a historic day for Querétaro, but also for Arkansas State University,” Dr. Chuck Welch, president of the ASU System, said at the news conference. “Today we embark on a journey together that will change lives, change our university, and change this country. I want to thank Ricardo González for the vision and passion he has put into this project.”

Dr. Amy Pearce

The 3rd annual Arkansas Science Festival is the state's only science festival.  It is a two week event meant to be a celebration of science.  Dr. Amy Pearce is professor of psychology at Arkansas State University and the festival's organizer.

"The goal is to bring people to our events where they can have fun,"  said Pearce.  


Sexual assault and domestic violence crimes are on the rise across the nation, and Arkansas is no exception. 

Around the start of the Fall 2016 semester, A-State students were alerted of a sexual assault incident that took place on campus, which had many shaken up.  In the wake of the incident, KAIT reported that the victim of the incident along with students will hold a gathering to raise more awareness of the crime.

Brandon Tabor, KASU News


   The interim chancellor of Arkansas State University says he intends to bring healing to the Jonesboro campus, as well as to look at internal communication issues and shared governance on campus.