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Arkansas State University faculty, staff and students are trained on how to handle an Active Shooter situation.  As for the 1:00 session of the Making Connections class, they had to put their training to use during the Active Shooter situation Thursday afternoon.

KASU's Mike Doyle and Mark Smith sat down with Heather Lemon of A-State's Wilson Advising Center.  She was teaching the Making Connections class at the time the Active Shooter Protocol was activated by ASU officials.

Statement from A-State's Chancellor concerning incident

Dec 11, 2015

A Message from Arkansas State University Chancellor Tim Hudson:

Yesterday, our campus community came together to respond to a threat that has become all too common in the world today.  As the morning breaks and we count our blessings, these things we know to be true.

We are a strong community.

We are resilient.

We are grateful for our professional colleagues

those that protect us from harm

those who plan our well being

those who mentor, counsel, console and heal us

those who uplift and support our dreams and ambitions.

A Jonesboro man is in the Craighead County Detention Center after a Thursday event that put the main campus of Arkansas State University in lockdown mode.  Jonesboro Police say 47 year old Brad Kenneth Bartelt drove on to the campus in a green Chevy truck, doused himself in gasoline, and pointed a gun at his chin.  The truck reportedly had gas and a propane tank.  The first call of the incident happened around 1:32 Thursday afternoon.  Jonesboro Police Chief Rick Elliot says University police officers were immediately on the scene after the truck went to the east side of the student union

Arkansas State’s Department of Political Science is joining with the ASU Radio-Television Department, The Herald and the Jonesboro Sun to host a debate between the candidates vying for office in the Arkansas First Congressional District, Thursday, Oct. 25, from 6:30-8 p.m.

StoryCorps on KASU

Oct 22, 2012

Earlier this year, StoryCorps took a mobile recording unit to Little Rock to document people's stories .  In this edition of StoryCorps, hear the struggles a young mother faced as she gave her newborn child up for adoption.

Candidates for Craighead County Sheriff, Tax Collector, County Clerk, and County Treasurer attended a candidate forum last night.  KASU's Johnathan Reaves files this report.

StoryCorps recently came to Little Rock to document people's lives. In this edition, hear how a woman from Pine Bluff was initially not allowed to date her future husband, because she didn't know his name. 

Earlier this year, StoryCorps went to Little Rock to record several stories.  This story features the impact neighbors can make.

Bluegrass Monday comes to the Collins Theatre in Paragould.  The bluegrasss band, The Bankesters, will perform on February 27th.  KASU's Marty Scarbrough features the band in this edition of Spotlight on the Arts.