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7:27 am
Thu April 10, 2014

Health and Fitness Expo this weekend in Jonesboro

The 7th Annual Health and Fitness Expo takes place this weekend at the ASU Convocation Center in Jonesboro.  It is presented by the St. Bernards Medical Group and is free.  KASU's Johnathan Reaves has more in this report.

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7:56 am
Mon March 31, 2014

Arkansas Smoking Rates Higher than National Average

While the number of people who smoke in Arkansas continues to decrease, Arkansas' rates are still higher than the national average.  KASU's Johnathan Reaves has more in this report. 

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8:13 am
Wed March 26, 2014

Delta Symposium XX: Diversities in the Delta

Arkansas State University's Department of English and Philosophy presents the 20th Annual Delta Symposium at Arkansas State University in Jonesboro.  The event starts Wednesday, April 2nd and concludes on April 5th.  KASU's Johnathan Reaves has details on this year's Symposium.

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7:51 am
Mon March 24, 2014

What can cities do about empty buildings?

It can be a sad site to see…an empty building that used to house a bustling business, an empty parking lot that was once full of customers. It is the vacant big box store, or a business that has relocated to a more desirable location.  When those buildings become empty, what happens next, and how can cities address the problem?  KASU's Johnathan Reaves has more in this report.

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7:42 am
Thu March 20, 2014

ASU to host Moot Court Competition

Arkansas State University invites the public to attend a Moot Court competition that will be held Friday and Saturday at Wilson Hall on the ASU-Jonesboro campus.  KASU's Johnathan Reaves tells more in this report.

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7:18 am
Thu March 20, 2014

Kays House to be considered for nomination to national register

The Kays House on the A-State Campus in Jonesboro is one of six properties that could be nominated for placement on the National Register for Historic Places.  KASU's Johnathan Reaves has more in this report.

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6:48 am
Mon March 17, 2014

Arkansas State University participating in Student Financial Education Program

Every year, traditional and non-traditional students not only choose where to go to college to pursue their chosen degree, but they also must choose how to pay for college.  Arkansas State University is part of a growing list of universities that are participating in a financial education program for students to help students understand about student loans.  KASU's Johnathan Reaves has more in this report.

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6:44 am
Tue March 11, 2014

PECO Foods bringing poultry operation to NEA

Alabama-based Peco Foods is brining a $165 million poultry operation to Clay and Randolph counties.  That will mean at least 1,000 new jobs are coming to the area, and officials say this announcement could have a ripple effect.  KASU's Johnathan Reaves has more on the announcement that was made in Little Rock.

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8:36 am
Mon March 10, 2014

Private Option and Health Insurance Numbers rise in Arkansas

The number of Arkansans signing up for health insurance through the online Marketplace and through the Private Option continues to rise in Arkansas.   KASU's Johnathan Reaves has more in this report.

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10:04 am
Mon February 24, 2014

Reba McEntire, Bobby Bare, Loretta Lynn at this year's Johnny Cash Music Festival

Courtesy of ASU's Office of University Communications.

Reba McEntire, Bobby Bare and Loretta Lynn will perform at this year’s Johnny Cash Music Festival, according to an announcement made today by concert producer and festival founder Bill Carter. Additionally, legendary singer and comedian Mark Lowry will host the fourth annual event. The concert is set for August 15th and will once again take place at Arkansas State University’s Convocation Center in Jonesboro, AR.  Showtime is 7:00 pm and tickets go on sale Feb 28th (see box office info below).

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9:18 am
Mon February 24, 2014

Rockabilly Boogiefest Saturday night

The 2nd Rockabilly Boogiefest is this Saturday night at the ASU Military Sciences Building in Jonesboro.  KASU's Johnathan Reaves has this report.

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7:25 am
Thu February 20, 2014

Groundbreaking today for ASU Campus in Mexico

Groundbreaking festivities take place today in a convention center in Queretaro, Mexico.  The progressive Mexican state will be home to the first American University in the country. Arkansas State University joins government and education leaders in Mexico for a celebration of the groundbreaking today.  The campus is being privately funded in Mexico and the total project will cost about $60 million.  Today's groundbreaking will be for the first phase of the project.  KASU's Johnathan Reaves has details.

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5:55 am
Thu February 20, 2014

Heber Springs mayor is running for US House

Heber Springs Mayor Jackie McPherson is throwing his hat in the ring to challenge US Representative Rick Crawford.  McPherson is a Democrat who has been the mayor of Heber Springs since 2006.  McPherson tells the Sun newspaper he will stress his experience as mayor and his work in the private sector during his campaign.  McPherson has lived in Heber Springs since 1964, and lived in Newark and Batesville previously.  McPherson says Representative Crawford follows party lines, voting with Republicans 98 percent of the time.

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8:44 am
Tue February 18, 2014

Hattie Caraway Foundation

A statewide organization has been formed that empowers Arkansas women, and encourages them to get more involved in running for political office, as well as other leadership roles.  KASU's Johnathan Reaves has more in this report.

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10:49 am
Mon February 17, 2014

Thank You Concert

The Arkansas State University Concert Choir will have a unique opportunity later this week to represent the university to an audience of music students and music teachers from across the state.  To prepare for that performance, and to thank the community for its support, the ASU Concert Choir will perform Tuesday, February 18, at 6:00 in Wesley Hall of First United Methodist Church in Jonesboro.  KASU’s Marty Scarbrough spoke with Doctor Dale Miller, director of choral activities at ASU, who provided more details about tonight’s concert and more information about the choir’s appearance late

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9:29 am
Thu February 6, 2014

Rescheduled events

There are two events that have been rescheduled due to the recent winter weather.  Tonight's Soul Food Night at ASU's Military Science Building has been moved to next Thursday night, February 13th, and "An Evening of Trumpet and Piano" will take place Sunday afternoon at three p.m.  Here are the releases:

The Strong-Turner Alumni Chapter (S-TAC) of the Arkansas State University Alumni Association will host the 9th annual “Soul Food Day” on Thursday, Feb. 13, from 5:30 until 8:30 p.m. at the Military Science Building (formerly the Armory) at 1921 Aggie Road.

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8:13 am
Thu January 23, 2014

Prescribed burns expected at two state parks

Two state parks in Northeast Arkansas are scheduling prescribed burns to help reduce the risk of wildfires, and to help animals find more food buried under leaves.  KASU's Johnathan Reaves tells about the burns that are scheduled to happen at Crowley's Ridge State Park and Davidsonville Historic State Park.

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9:00 am
Wed January 22, 2014

Number of House Fires Triples in NEA

The number of house fires have skyrocketed over the past month, as residents in the region try to stay warm.  As KASU's Johnathan Reaves reports, over 40 families have been displaced due to large number of fires. 

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6:57 am
Fri January 17, 2014

NEA Baptist Clinic Moves to New Facility

The NEA Baptist Clinic will be moving into its new facility on East Johnson Avenue in Jonesboro this weekend and next weekend.  Those specialty offices not at the Matthews location will move this weekend and the Matthews location will move next weekend.  KASU's Johnathan Reaves tells more in this report.

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5:05 am
Wed January 15, 2014

John Cooper Defeats Steve Rockwell in State Senate 21 Race

In a special election yesterday for the State Senate District 21 seat, voters elected Republican John Cooper over Democrat Steve Rockwell by an unofficial margin of 57% to 43%.  KASU's Johnathan Reaves has this report.

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7:53 am
Fri January 10, 2014

NEA Baptist moving patients into new facility

Officials at NEA Baptist are putting the finishing touches on the new medical campus on East Johnson Avenue in Jonesboro.  The transition to the new building starts Sunday morning, as those who are hospitalized will be transferred from the Red Wolf Blvd. location to the new hospital.  KASU's Johnathan Reaves has more in this report. 

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8:38 am
Thu January 9, 2014

Voter ID Law now in effect in Arkansas

Early voting is underway in the State Senate District 21 seat that covers Jonesboro and most of Craighead County.  As voters go to the polls, they must have a form of photo ID with them.  That is a key provision of the new Voter ID Law that is now in affect.  KASU's Johnathan Reaves has more in this report. 

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10:16 am
Fri December 20, 2013

Blake Anderson is the new ASU head football coach

Arkansas State University has introduced its new head football coach.  Blake Anderson was an offensive coordinator at North Carolina.  The 22-year coaching veteran has been with numerous teams, including Louisiana-Lafayette and Middle Tennessee State.  KASU's Johnathan Reaves tells more about Anderson in this report. 

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8:25 am
Thu December 19, 2013

ASU names a new head football coach

Arkansas State University has a new head football coach.  The University has confirmed that Blake Anderson will be named as the new coach during a two p.m. press conference this afternoon.  Anderson worked as offensive coordinator and quarterbacks coach at the University of North Carolina, as has coaching experience in the University of Louisiana-Lafayette and Middle Tennessee State.  Anderson is the fifth head coach in five years at Arkansas State University. 

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10:05 am
Fri December 13, 2013

Arkansas State University and Mexican Delegation present Master Plan on new campus

Arkansas State University Queretaro Campus Master Plan. Click to enlarge this image.

After collaboration and planning between officials in Mexico and Arkansas State University, groundbreaking ceremonies at the site of the campus in Queretaro, Mexico are now less than two months away.  Wednesday night, members of Mexico's delegation made a presentation to faculty and staff at Arkansas State University in Jonesboro to show what the new campus will look like, as well as what the new campus will mean to the citizens of Queretaro. KASU's Johnathan Reaves was there and files this report.  

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