EMT/Paramedic Instructor Award
Published: September 03 2013

Nathan Waggoner, adjunct instructor at Arkansas State University-Searcy, a technical campus of ASU-Beebe, received the Arkansas Emergency Medical Technicians Association (AEMTA) Instructor of the Year award at the AEMTA awards ceremony held in Hot Springs earlier this month.—August 2013

 

Waggoner began teaching emergency medical services classes at ASU-Searcy in 2006, and has been noted for his excellent teaching style and knowledge of the EMS field. He was also instrumental in serving as the temporary director for the EMT-Paramedic program, after the loss of his mentor, former EMT-Paramedic director Janie Kennedy, who died of cancer in 2011.

 

Waggoner served as interim director during 2012, and assisted Dr. Keith McClanahan, director of the Advanced Technology and Allied Health Division, through the paramedic program accreditation process. The paramedic program was granted continued full accreditation status, without prejudice, for an additional five-year term.

 

Additionally, Waggoner helped recruit and assist with the transition of the current EMT-Paramedic program director Patt Cope. He has since been able to return to the classroom as an instructor for the program. “Waggoner’s emergency medical knowledge as an instructor and insight as an administrator have made him invaluable to both the program and ASU-Beebe,” said Cope.   

 

For more information about the ASU-Beebe Allied Health programs, call (501) 882-8822 or view the website at www.asub.edu.

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Concert-Lecture Series, Oct. 19
Published: September 24 2013

The Arkansas State University-Beebe Concert-Lecture Series, sponsored by Centennial Bank, will present “Nevermore-An Evening with Edgar Allan Poe” on Saturday, Oct. 19 at 7:30 p.m. in the Owen Center Theater.

“Nevermore-An Evening with Edgar Allan Poe” will be performed by stage and film actor Jeffrey Combs. He will perform a one-man theatrical production of Edgar Allan Poe, the famed author and poet of mystery and macabre. Combs  is best known for roles that include Herbert West in the horror film Re-animator and an FBI agent in The Frighteners, as well as multiple characters on Star Trek: Deep Space Nine.

Seating for the concert is unreserved and on a first-come basis. The theater will open 30 minutes prior to curtain call. Tickets will be on sale one hour before show time at the door; however, interested persons are advised to arrive early. Ticket prices are $10 for general admission and $5 for seniors, students, military and educators.

The Owen Center Theater is located at 910 Pecan Street in Beebe. For more information, call Concert-Lecture Series coordinator Dr. Brent Bristow at (501) 882-4474, or visit the ASU-Beebe website at www.asub.edu.


An Evening with the Arts, Sept. 28
Published: September 24 2013

Arkansas State University-Beebe will present “An Evening with the Arts” on Saturday, Sept. 28 at 7 p.m. in the Owen Center Theater, located at 910 Pecan Street.

The ASU-Beebe departments of art, music, and theater will offer a special evening to highlight the talents of students majoring in one of the fine arts programs at ASU-Beebe.  ASU-Beebe is the only two-year college in the state of Arkansas that offers an Associate of Fine Arts degree.

“An Evening with the Arts” will range from uplifting choral music to exciting stage combat to raucous musical comedy. ASU-Beebe Fine Arts students will showcase live, in-process artwork, as well as ensemble instrumentalists.

Admission to this special event is free and appropriate for all ages. The theater will open for seating 30 minutes prior to curtain call. For more information about the event, call (501) 882-8925.

ASU-Beebe offers an Associate of Fine Arts (AFA) degree with an emphasis in either vocal music or instrumental music, theater, graphic design, or creative arts enterprise. This degree is a comprehensive two-year curriculum designed specifically for transfer toward a bachelor’s degree in fine arts.


Adams Art Exhibit
Published: October 04 2013

Artworks by Daniel Adams will be on display at Arkansas State University-Beebe in the England Center Art Gallery now through Friday, Oct.18.

 

The exhibit Global Observer is printmaking and woodcut artworks that are based on the artist’s extensive travel and observation of the world. Adams was inspired by the different cultures of North America, Europe, Africa, New Zealand, Vietnam, Cambodia, Malaysia and Singapore, which are represented in the prints. All pieces are original woodcut prints, with the exception of seven pen and ink drawings from his time in South East Asia.

 

Adams is a professor in the Department of Art and Design at Harding University, where he has taught since 1991. He teaches printmaking, graphic design, art history and visual arts. Adams uses printmaking, and woodcut, in particular, as a natural way of expression. “I am particularly fascinated with the way architecture speaks of human presence even with the absence of human figures in the works,” said Adams.  Furthermore, Adams explained that there is a dialog between the artist and the medium … with an ongoing give and take for each to survive and flourish.

 

The ASU-Beebe Art Department is located in the England Center, where basic art classes are taught in design, drawing, painting, and ceramics. The graphics design coursework focuses on practical foundations in graphic illustration, photography and color theory. Several studio classrooms are equipped with lighting and specially-suited equipment, as well as a covered outdoor patio for students in ceramics to explore alternative firing techniques.

 

ASU-Beebe is the only two-year college in the state of Arkansas that offers an Associate of Fine Arts (AFA) degree. The AFA degree has an emphasis in graphic design or creative arts enterprise. This degree is a comprehensive two-year curriculum designed specifically for transfer toward a bachelor’s degree in fine arts.

 

The England Center Art Gallery displays art pieces on modular walls, which are more versatile for exhibitions. The gallery sponsors four to five exhibits each year, featuring various art professionals. This past summer, former students Mary Shelton and Cynthia Delahunt displayed their artworks, and recently the gallery had the first alumni exhibit.

 

The current exhibit Global Observer may be viewed at the England Center Art Gallery, Monday through Friday, from 8 a.m.-4:30 p.m. The gallery is located at the corner of Center and Orange Streets in Beebe. For more information, call (501) 882-4495.


ASU-Searcy Open House
Published: October 23 2013

Arkansas State University-Searcy will host an Open House Nov. 1 celebrating 10 years as a campus of Arkansas State University-Beebe. 

The Open House will be held between 1 and 6 p.m. in the Main Building Multipurpose Room on Friday, Nov. 1.

Formerly Foothills Vocational Technical School, ASU-Searcy opened in 1966 with 17 employees, and was later renamed Foothills Technical Institute. The focus, at that time, was to teach students a trade to immediately enter the workforce. Some of the first programs offered were practical nursing, welding, auto mechanics, office occupations, farm and diesel equipment, machine shop, and drafting.

 

Following the merger with ASU-Beebe in 2003, Foothills Technical Institute was renamed ASU-Searcy, and opened additional educational opportunities for students. ASU-Searcy now employs 69 people full time and 15 part-time personnel, and serves a range of students from high school through the Regional Career Center or Concurrent Classes to non-traditional students earning certificates, or technical or associate degrees.

 

Today, ASU-Searcy offers certificates of proficiency and technical certification in various fields, such as air conditioning, auto body repair, automotive technology, computerized machining, diesel technology, EMT-Paramedics, health information assistant, office occupations, power sports, practical nursing, and welding technology.

 

With the focus on technical and occupational programs, students can complete most of the programs in about one year and earn a technical certificate. These credits will also apply to the Associate of Applied Science in General Technology degree for those who want to continue their education after the technical certificate.

 

Since the merger, ASU-Searcy has experienced a 46 percent enrollment increase. This growth allowed ASU-Searcy to expand its programs and buildings over the past 10 years.ASU-Searcy renovated the front of the Main Building, three buildings that house the technology programs, the student services complex, and the campus bookstore, as well as add four new campus buildings.

 

Open to the public, the Open House will highlight the growth and unity with ASU-Beebe in the last 10 years. 

 

ASU-Searcy is located at 1800 East Moore Avenue. For more details, call (501) 207-6200, or view the website at www.asub.edu.


Three Perspectives Art Exhibit
Published: October 28 2013

The Arkansas State University-Beebe Art Department is proud to present Three Perspectives, a collection of works by three area artists, Luis Alberto-Garcia, Lee Callas, and Gary Scroggs.

 

The exhibit presents the artists’ unique perspective in varied modes of expression, while also being unified by a strong passion for exploration. The exhibit will be on display through Nov. 15.

 

The ASU-Beebe Art Department is located in the England Center, where basic art classes are taught in design, drawing, painting, and ceramics. The graphics design coursework focuses on practical foundations in graphic illustration, photography and color theory. Several studio classrooms are equipped with lighting and specially-suited equipment, as well as a covered outdoor patio for students in ceramics to explore alternative firing techniques.

 

ASU-Beebe is the only two-year college in the state of Arkansas that offers an Associate of Fine Arts (AFA) degree. The AFA degree has an emphasis in graphic design or creative arts enterprise. This degree is a comprehensive two-year curriculum designed specifically for transfer toward a bachelor’s degree in fine arts.

 

The England Center Art Gallery displays art pieces on modular walls, which are more versatile for exhibitions. The gallery sponsors four to five exhibits each year, featuring various art professionals.

 

Three Perspectives may be viewed at the England Center Art Gallery, Monday through Friday, from 8 a.m.-4:30 p.m. The gallery is located at the corner of Center and Orange Streets in Beebe. For more information, call (501) 882-4495.


Theater to Present Merry Wives of Windsor
Published: November 07 2013

The Arkansas State University-Beebe Theater Department will celebrate the 47th Annual Arkansas Shakespeare Festival Nov. 18-20 at the Owen Center Theater.

The Merry Wives of Windsor by William Shakespeare will be performed Monday through Wednesday, Nov. 18, 19, and 20, at 7:30 p.m. The production will also include two morning matinees for high schools. Appropriate for all ages, with a suggested minimum age of 13, The Merry Wives of Windsor is under the direction of Don J. Eller. 

Sir John Falstaff, a knight down on both luck and cash, hatches a scheme to raise funds. He will seduce Mistress Ford and Mistress Page in an attempt to get at their husbands’ money. However, Falstaff has overestimated his ingenuity-the two women compare their letters, and finding them identical, hatch a plan of their own to make a buffoon of the knight.

This seldom-performed work includes some of Shakespeare’s funniest and feistiest women in a light-hearted and fast-paced romp!The Arkansas Shakespeare Festival was founded on the ASU-Beebe campus in 1966, and the Arkansas Shakespeare Festival is one of the oldest continuous educational Shakespeare festivals in America. Over the years it has presented over 300 performances, mounting 47 productions of Shakespeare’s plays. 

ASU-Beebe offers an Associate of Fine Arts (AFA) degree with an emphasis in a fine arts field of study.  This degree is a comprehensive, two-year based curriculum designed specifically for transfer toward a bachelor’s degree in fine arts.

Seating for the concert is unreserved and on a first-come basis. The theater will open 30 minutes prior to curtain call. Tickets will be on sale one hour before show time at the door; however, interested persons are advised to arrive early. Ticket prices are $10 for general admission and $5 for seniors, students, military and educators.

The Owen Center Theater is located at 910 Pecan Street in Beebe. For tickets and concert series information, call (501) 882-8925 or visit the ASU-Beebe website at www.asub.edu.


2013 Harvest Fest Royalty Announced
Published: November 08 2013

The students at Arkansas State University-Beebe recently selected the 2013 Harvest Fest royalty. Each student organization nominated one individual to be elected during the annual Harvest Fest activities, which were held on Oct. 31.

Charlee Howard, representing the Agriculture Club, was chosen ASU-Beebe Harvest Fest Queen 2013. Howard, of Beebe, is an agriculture education major. She was escorted by Ethan Thomas, an agriculture education major from Glenwood.

Hannah Grose, representing the Student Support Services Student Advisory Board, received first runner-up. Grose, of Conway, is a liberal arts major. She was escorted by Jon Rossbach, a liberal arts major from West Memphis.   

Carmen Morales, representing Baptist Collegiate Ministry, received second runner-up. Morales, of Cabot, is a liberal arts major. She was escorted by George Guadamuz, a liberal arts major from Cabot.

Additionally, Autumn Pruett, representing the Rotaract Club, was chosen as the first ASU-Heber Springs Harvest Fest Queen. Pruett, of Pangburn, is pursuing an Associate of Science in Health Sciences. She was escorted by Forest Wicker, a liberal arts major from Searcy.
Other candidates and nominating organizations were as follows: Alexis Murray of Cabot, criminal justice major (Debate Club); Megan Haley of Beebe, theater major (Delta Psi Omega); Paige Davis of North Little Rock, liberal arts major (Gamma Beta Phi); Bailey Moses of Cabot, theater major (Leadership Council); Taylor Weatherly of Beebe, liberal arts major (Phi Beta Lambda); Wynter Sims of Hazen, liberal arts major (Psychology/Social Sciences); and Kara Scott of England, education major (Residence Hall Council).

Sponsored by Student Life and the Leadership Council, the event raised money for the Angel Tree project, which benefits students and their families during the holidays.


Symphonic Band Concert
Published: November 19 2013

The Arkansas State University-Beebe Department of Music will present the Symphonic Band in concert on Thursday, Nov. 21 at 7:30 p.m. in the Owen Center Theater, located at 910 Pecan Street.

 

The concert will include works by Paul Curnow, Robert Sheldon, Pascual Marquina, Michael Sweeny, Brady Massey, and Ottorino Respighi.  The Symphonic Band is under the direction of Dr. Brent Bristow, associate professor of music at ASU-Beebe. 

 

ASU-Beebe is the only two-year college in the state of Arkansas that offers an Associate of Fine Arts (AFA). The AFA emphasis can be in either vocal music or instrumental music with a focus on wind instrument, percussion, piano, or guitar. The AFA degree consists of a comprehensive, two-year curriculum designed specifically for transfer toward a bachelor’s degree in fine arts.

 

The ASU-Beebe Music Department is located in the Howell Center, where instrumental and vocal classes are taught. The center offers students the convenience of a computer music lab, two rehearsal spaces, and several practice rooms.  The Symphonic Band has four concerts each year.

 

The concert is free admission. For more information, call (501) 882-4474, or view the ASU-Beebe website at www.asub.edu. 


AnnaMaria Concert Set for Dec. 3
Published: November 22 2013

The Arkansas State University-Beebe Concert-Lecture Series, sponsored by Centennial Bank, will present AnnaMaria on Tuesday, Dec. 3 at 7:30 p.m. in the Owen Center Theater.

 

As a classical and flamenco guitarist, AnnaMaria’s talent has brought her concert and recital engagements worldwide. Additionally, she has a deep passion for her culture and for educating herself and others about its richness and beauty. AnnaMaria’s style speaks of her proud heritage as an eighteenth-generation Santa Fean, a link to the world’s best-preserved enclave of Spanish colonial culture, and her mezzo-soprano voice reveals all the warmth of her Mediterranean ancestry.

 

Seating for the concert is unreserved and on a first-come basis. The theater will open 30 minutes prior to curtain call. Tickets will be on sale one hour before show time at the door; however, interested persons are advised to arrive early. Ticket prices are $10 for general admission and $5 for seniors, students, military and educators.

 

The Owen Center Theater is located at 910 Pecan Street in Beebe. For more information, call Concert-Lecture Series coordinator Dr. Brent Bristow at (501) 882-4474, or visit the ASU-Beebe website at www.asub.edu.


Student Art Show Winners
Published: December 11 2013

Students from the Art Department at Arkansas State University-Beebe recently received awards following the ASU-Beebe Student Art Show and Exhibit.

 

The art works were judged on correct use of perspective, contrast, use of color, and creativity. The winners were announced as follows:

 

Painting I: First place, Carolanne Griffin of El Paso, graphic design; second place, Amber Simpson of Searcy, liberal arts; and third place, Carolanne Griffin. Honorable mention was Amber Simpson.

 

Painting II: First place, Jennifer Griffin of Jacksonville, liberal arts; second place, Alexis Reed of Austin, graphic design; and third place, Laverne Hale of Searcy, liberal arts. Honorable mentions were Bob Guess of Hazen and Dana Hanna of Letona, both non-degree seeking, and Laverne Hale.

 

Drawing I: First place, Prasit Kumget of Cabot, graphic design; second place, Jordan Lakin of Cabot, liberal arts; and third place, Ryan Clark of Carlisle, liberal arts. Honorable mentions were Prasit Kumget and Alex Cox of McRae, graphic design.  

 

Ceramics I: First place, Karen Debaun of Augusta, non-degree seeking; second place, Samuel Webb of Searcy, criminal justice; and third place, Amber Simpson. Honorable mentions were Alexis Reed; Maygun Harvey of Beebe, animal science; and Demey Taylor of Cabot, liberal arts.

 

Ceramics II: First place, Ashley Bures of Jacksonville, teaching; second place, Dana Hanna; and third place, Amanda Fleming of Beebe, non-degree seeking. Honorable mentions were Amanda Fleming and Ashley Watson of Cabot, graphic design

 

The England Center Art Gallery exhibits works of art by students and featured artists throughout the academic year. The gallery, located at the corner of Center and Orange Streets in Beebe, is open to the public, Monday through Friday, 8 a.m. to 5 p.m.


Chancellor’s and Vice Chancellor’s Lists
Published: December 20 2013

Students named to the Academic Chancellor’s and Vice Chancellor’s Lists were announced by Dr. Ted Kalthoff, Vice Chancellor for Academic Affairs. The lists are composed of students attending classes at Beebe, Heber Springs, Searcy, and the Little Rock Air Force Base campus locations.

Students with 15 credit hours or more completed during the semester must have a 4.0 grade point average to be named on the Chancellor’s List. Students included on the Academic Vice Chancellor’s List must have a 3.5-3.99 GPA.

Chancellor’s List

Area students named to the Chancellor’s List were:

Austin – Jimmie Keele, Kimberly Shiner, Nicole Webb, Christy Wheeler   

Bald Knob – Hanah Laughlin, Timothy Sherman       

Batesville – Tarah Ervin  

Beebe – Stephen Favell, Robert Hoek, Gretchen Hommrich, Alicia Ketron , James Kolbert, Hunter Plante, Angela Price, Jonathan Strayhorn, Krystal Summers               

Bradford – Philip Brown, Jamie Neighbors               

Brinkley – Kayla Roy     

Cabot – Sarah Brown, Sandra Cookro, Kristi Flesher, Kevin Hart, Teddy Hood, Jason Hutchison, Jonathon Martin, Lorin Munford, James Nelson, Suzanne Nesmith, Zachary Pennington, Martha Reicks, Rachel Senior, Thomas Shaw, Anthony Swenson, Deborah Walters                                  Carlisle – Brittany Swears       

Concord –Rachel Nelson

Conway –Dillon Bolton, Emilee Chilcoat, James Coker, Brandon Stewart 

Des Arc – Savanna Mote    

Drasco – Mary Cornett, Cody York                                                              

El Paso – Joshua Iler, Joseph Taylor                                             

Elizabeth City, NC – Laredo Vinson                                           

England – Jarrod Younge                                                             

Enola – Amanda Cook    

Fairfield Bay – Brianna Considine, Emily McCabe              

Greenbrier – Cari Halk      

Greers Ferry – Jessica Hamilton                                           

Heber Springs – Jorge Garcia Zavala

Higden – Misty Antonacci                                                            

Jacksonville – Adam Hargis, Maitland Hurley, Phelan Thomen, Shane Wardroup 

Lonoke – John Keller, Li Morrow, Maghan Reed, Jesse Whiteaker             

Marshall – Joshua Williamson          

McRae – Alex Cox                                                                 

North Little Rock – Hannah Trice                                               

Pangburn – Autumn Pruett, Delilah Wright                                

Pleasant Plains – Rachael Bumpous, Westley Watts                   

Prim – Wesley Henegar  

Quitman – Megan Cook, Dustin Trammell                                   

Romance – Emily Saunders  

Rose Bud – David Mannon                                                           

Searcy – Whitney Blagburn, Chrissy Bloesch, Brent Box, Matthew Copus, Lynley Crowell, Chad Taylor, Anna Vanderwall-James, Nicholas Wilkerson, Justin Wilson, Kevin Wygal          

Sherwood – Ashlee Grizzard, Lisa Santoy                                   

Shirley – Jesse Watts       

Vilonia – Stephanie Guzman                                                         

Ward – Jaimee Piker              

Vice Chancellor’s List

Area students named to the Vice Chancellor’s List were:

Augusta – Cody Collins  

Austin – Seth Cossey, Patrick Muck                                             

Bald Knob – Haley Deflorian, Oakland Evans        

Bee Branch – Jordan Yatska                   

Batesville – Allexis Platt 

Beebe – Zachary Cochran, Holly Coker, Sarah Davis, Mollie Hoffpauir, Kari Klein, Trevor Lilley, Madison Luck, Benjamin Price, Shanie Pruitt, Jacob Sentell, Alexis Vanwinkle      

Bradford – Kali Sawrie                                           

Cabot – Isaac Berkau, Shadrach Black, Tierney Brady, Haley Brewer, Dylan Clarke, Daniel Davis, Audra Devito, Stephanie Dodson, Elizabeth Frantal, Theresa Fugo, Zachary Kerr, Mark Kingan, Zachary Lakin, David McMackins, Destiny McMunn, Bailey Moses, Alexander Mullard, Janelle Ashley Muna, Patty Nelson, Jermi New, Amy Northington, Stephenie Odom, Garrett Park, Kenneth Pedersen, Benjamin Powell, Jacob Schroeder, Mollee Steely, Morgan Swenson, Jessye Trimble                   

Carlisle – Nicholas Leker, Kelli Petrus, Jesse Young                   

Cave City – Austin Curtis                                                             

Choctaw – Dakota Henson                      

Conway – Zachary Bever, Troupe Bryant, Mary Forte, Jesse Knopp, Rachel Stracener     

Damascus – Cassie Hartwick                                                        

Des Arc – Albert Harrell 

Drasco – Jeffery Thomas                                                               

Garner – Ron Pacheco                                  

Greenbrier – Janessa Richards                                                     

Greers Ferry – Morgan Galloway, Haley Hunt, Candice Newcomb          

Guy – Jared Johnson                                

Hazen – Rex Long, Andrew Sayger                                             

Heber Springs – Victoria Clegg, Sarah Dickerson, Dillon Dorsey, Skylar Dorsey, Kassi Geist, Krista Hefner, Travis Lehigh, Tracy Moore, Cody Price, Aaron Wilson     

Jacksonville – Deanna Ezarik, Braden Harris, Alexandra Houchen, Nathan Jones, Lindsey Lyles, Logan Perry, Sara Rabun, Dylan Sowell, Jayton Tidwell, Tracy Wright                    

Judsonia – Katelen Boyster, Ashley Halverson-Hale, Elizabeth Hefner, Bobby Hutsell, Alanna Rogers, Emma Sellers, Dallas Shockley   

Kensett – William Dias, Lucia Munoz           

Leslie – Gregory Robinson                       

Little Rock – Rachael Lippig, Andrew Wallis                              

Lonoke – Emily Hahn, Carolyn Hogan, Hannah Moore, Brandon Stip       

Malone, NY – Travis Niles                                                           

Mansfield – William Helms                                                          

McCrory – Brandy Smith                                                             

McRae – Devin Chambers, Nicholas Keville                                

Mount Vernon – Katelyn Alexander, Sydney Davies, Caleb Nolen                         

Mountain Home – Tyler Jennings                                                  

Mountain View – Seth Swafford                                                 

North Little Rock – Victoria Barham, Sessily Williams              

Pangburn – Eden Garrigus, Christina Robinson                          

Pocahontas – Logan Ray

Quitman – Lyndsie McGhee, Scarlett Nestlehut, John Underwood, Christina White        

Romance – Sydney Capps, Michael Youngblood    

Rose Bud – Brooklyn Davis, Bradley Lumpkin                           

Russell – Christopher Stevens                                                       

Searcy – Tiffany Conder, Kyle Crawford, Sarah Davis, Wesley Doom, Michelle Emery, Andrew Grant, David Gregory, Anthony Johannes, Troy Johnson, Nicholas Orvis, Miguel Sanchez Perez, Chelsea Seger, Cody Sharpe, Joey Ward, Tyler Weatherly, Misty West, John Williams, Logan Wyatt      

Sherwood – Brittany Barnes, Stephanie Denton, Regina Hogan, Richard Micik    

Shirley – Dalton Smith                             

Stuttgart – Jacob Tipton 

Vilonia – Regina Chavez, Benjamin Higgs, Laci Rios, Cheyenne Scott      

Ward – Luke Bush, Angelica Coonts, Zachary Criswell, Bailey Farnsworth, Jade Gibbs, Keith Harper, Emily Henard, Christopher Powers, Amber Riddels, Kaitlin Russell          

White Hall – Hayley Cloutier           

Additional information may be obtained through the ASU-Beebe website at www.asub.edu, or by calling (501) 882-3600.


2014 Spring Theater Auditions
Published: January 10 2014

Auditions for the Arkansas State University-Beebe 2014 spring theater productions will be held Thursday, Jan. 16 and Friday, Jan. 17, at 7 p.m. in the Owen Center Theater on the Beebe campus.

 

The spring theater productions will include Ghosts by Henrik Ibsen. Directed by Bruce Cohen, the event will be performed March 7-9. In 1881, Ibsen rocked the literary and theatrical worlds with the publication of Ghosts. However, audiences proved far more receptive to the adult topics and sexual content than the literati had initially been. Since then, Ghosts has become a masterpiece of Western literature. 

 

 

The Odd Couple is the female version of Neil Simon’s contemporary comic classic.  Directed by Don Eller, the play will be presented April 25-27.  Florence Unger and Olive Madison are the female versions of The Odd Couple. Instead of the poker party that begins the original version, Madison has invited the girls over for an evening of Trivial Pursuit … and the hilarity stays the same.

 

The auditions are open to community members to participate, and being an ASU-Beebe student is not a requirement. Those auditioning may perform a prepared monologue, or if preferred, readings from the script will be provided.

 

ASU-Beebe offers an Associate of Fine Arts (AFA) degree with an emphasis in vocal music or instrumental music, theater, graphic design, or creative arts enterprise. This degree is a comprehensive two-year curriculum designed specifically for transfer toward a bachelor’s degree in fine arts.

 

For more information, contact Bruce Cohen, assistant professor of theater, at (501) 882-8925 or email becohen@asub.edu.


Life in Scale Art Exhibit
Published: January 14 2014

The Arkansas State University-Beebe Art Department is featuring Life in Scale in an exhibit through Friday, Jan. 24. In addition, a reception for the contributing artists will be held Jan. 24 from 6-8 p.m. at the England Center.   

Life in Scale presents scale modeling works that have

been built and painted by members of the central Arkansas scale modeling community. Scale modeling is the process of creating a physical relationship of a historical or fictional object or person. The artists represented in this show have had their works displayed in shows and museums nationwide, as well as Europe. Many of the artists have won awards at national shows.

 

Scale modeling subjects may include military vehicles, automobiles,

horror and fantasy figures, dioramas, space vehicles and science fiction

pieces. The art pieces are constructed of various mediums, including styrene plastic, resin, and wood, and have been painted with acrylic, lacquer, oil and enamel paints with pastels and pigments.

  

ASU-Beebe is the only two-year college in the state of Arkansas that offers an Associate of Fine Arts (AFA) degree. The AFA degree has an emphasis

in graphic design or creative arts enterprise. This degree is a comprehensive two-year curriculum designed specifically for transfer toward a bachelor’s

degree in fine arts.

 

Life in Scale may be viewed at the England Center Art Gallery, Monday through Friday, from 8 a.m.-4:30 p.m. The gallery is located at the corner of Center and Orange Streets in Beebe. For more information, call (501) 882-8913.


Career Fair Invites Employers
Published: January 17 2014

Arkansas State University-Beebe invites local and statewide employers to participate in the annual Career Fair for spring 2014 to be held on Tuesday, March 11, from 10 a.m. to 1 p.m. in the Owen Center Gymnasium.

 

Career and Transfer Services Coordinator Heather Garcia encourages employers to bring displays, handouts, employment applications, and company literature. “The ASU-Beebe Career Fair is a well-publicized event, it is free of charge, and there is no cost for parking,” said Garcia. The deadline for employer registration is Friday, Feb. 21.  

 

The purpose of the Career Fair is to connect companies with highly qualified candidates for employment.  Employers will have the opportunity to publicize positions that are currently, or often, available with their companies. In addition, students, alumni, and community members will have the chance to fill out applications, submit resumes, and learn about participating organizations and their employment needs.

 

Currently registered employers include AAFES, Acxiom Corporation, AgHeritage Farm Credit Services, Arkansas Department of Parks and Tourism, Arkansas Department of Workforce Services, Arkansas Human Development Corporation, Arkansas Rehabilitation Services, Arkansas State Police, ARMI, Inc., Child Care Awareness of North Central Arkansas, COOL 104.7 FM, Families, Inc., First Arkansas Bank and Trust, Goodwill Industries of Arkansas, Ingen Software, Inc., Little Rock Score, Lowe’s, Regions Bank, The Heritage Company, and USDA – Animal and Plant Health Inspection Service (APHIS)

 

Employers that have positions available, or those that would like to reserve an information booth at the Career Fair, may call the Student Success Center at (501) 882-8906 or email Garcia at hngarcia@asub.edu.


Agriculture Department Receives Award
Published: January 22 2014

The Arkansas State University-Beebe Department of Agriculture was recently recognized as one of only six programs nationwide that received the National Association of Agricultural Educators Outstanding Postsecondary/Adult Agricultural Education program award at the NAAE annual convention in Las Vegas.

 

ASU-Beebe has one of the only post-secondary, two-year agriculture programs in Arkansas, appealing to both recent high school graduates and non-traditional adults seeking higher education. ASU-Beebe Assistant Professor of Agriculture Jerry Sites said “The economic importance of agriculture in Arkansas cannot be overstated.  As the state’s largest industry, agriculture accounts for nearly one quarter of the state’s economic activity ($16 billion annually), and provides one out of every six jobs.” Arkansas ranks nationally as a top ten producer of rice, baitfish and catfish, broilers and turkeys, cotton, timber, eggs, soybeans and grain sorghum. 

 

In addition to ultra-modern classrooms, ASU-Beebe has one of the only working farms on a community college in the state. The unique university facilities are used to impart real-world agricultural principles to students through hands-on learning. The 150 acre farm features pasture, livestock working facilities, an orchard, an arena, greenhouse and shop.

 

 

“Although having an agriculture background is helpful, it is not a prerequisite for success in an agriculture-related program at the university,” stated Chuck Wisdom, assistant professor of agriculture at ASU-Beebe. According to the USDA, between 2010 and 2015, more jobs were expected to be available in agricultural and food systems, renewable energy, and the environment than qualified graduates to fill them.

 

ASU-Beebe offers a 60-hour Associate of Science Degree in agriculture, with an emphasis in one of five areas: agricultural business, agricultural education, animal science, plant science, and agricultural science. The university also offers a bachelor’s degree with an agricultural business emphasis through the ASU-Jonesboro programs held on the Beebe campus.

 

Additionally, both Sites and Wisdom have extensive experience in the agriculture industry, having served as cooperative extension agents before teaching at ASU-Beebe. This allows them to provide students with hands-on experiences in all the phases of crop and livestock production. Also, community and industry partnerships are important keys to the success of students at ASU-Beebe. The department maintains an excellent relationship with a variety of agricultural agencies and companies, and assists students in securing internships and employment after graduation.

 

Each of the six regional Outstanding Postsecondary/Adult Program Award winners recognized at the NAAE convention received a lease on a Toyota vehicle. The ASU-Beebe Agriculture Department was given a one-year, unlimited millage lease on a 2013 Toyota Tundra, which may be used to travel to meetings, high schools, and any other location the department deems necessary.

 

Toyota sponsors the Outstanding Postsecondary/Adult Agricultural Education Program Award as a special project of the National FFA Foundation. NAAE, located in Lexington, KY., is the professional association for agricultural educators. Its mission is “professionals providing agricultural education for the global community through visionary leadership, advocacy and service.”  For more information about the NAAE program, contact Julie Fritsch, NAAE communications/marketing coordinator, (859) 257-2224.

 

ASU-Beebe has campuses located at Beebe, Heber Springs, Searcy, and the Little Rock Air Force Base.  For more information about ASU-Beebe and its programs, call (501) 882-3600 or visit the website at www.asub.edu.


ASU-Heber Springs Receives Funds
Published: January 30 2014

​Arkansas State University-Heber Springs celebrated a generous allocation from the state General Improvement Fund this afternoon with a campus presentation, thanks to the efforts of State Senator Missy Irvin of Mountain View.

Presenting a $150,000 check to ASU System President Dr. Chuck Welch, ASU-Heber Springs Vice-Chancellor Dr. Chris Boyett and ASU-Beebe Chancellor Dr. Eugene McKay, Senator Irvin said she was thrilled to present these funds to the campus.

“I can think of nothing better - than to give our community money for education, which will help families, generations of families, for years to come. I’m thrilled to be here to present this money, and it was an honor to direct these funds for this beautiful campus,” Senator Irvin said.

Dr. Boyett said the funds will be used for security and also for technology.

 

“Last week alone, there were five campus lockdowns across the country, so campus security and student safety is extremely important to all of us. We plan to use 50 percent of the General Improvement Funds for video surveillance to increase security and the remainder to upgrade and replace technology that is now very outdated,” Dr. Boyett said.

“We moved into our building in 2007 and while it is new and modern, the technology needs upgrading. With the integration of a VDI (Virtual Desktop Interface), computers will be interfaced to a central server – instead of having desktop computers,” Dr. Boyett further said.

VDI is considered a green initiative, since it requires less energy, Dr. Boyett added. Additionally, this “technology refresh” will increase the speed and performance of computers.

The presentation Wednesday afternoon included community dignitaries, Heber Springs Chamber of Commerce members, along with faculty, staff and students. During the presentation, Dr. Welch thanked Senator Irvin for her generous support to make this a reality for ASU-Heber Springs. “Funds for capital improvements are not easy to come by and we are grateful for Senator Irvin’s support,” Dr. Welch said. “ASU-Heber Springs provides a rigorous education for students and this money will be a tremendous benefit to students as they pursue their education goals.”

 

ASU-Heber Springs opened in 1999 and serves students throughout Cleburne county, offering associate degrees and technical certificates - including an award winning welding program and new programs in hospitality administration/culinary and environmental science. ASU-Heber Springs, a center of ASU-Beebe, is located at the base of beautiful Sugarloaf Mountain and nearby Greers Ferry Lake and the Little Red River.

From left, Dr. Chris Boyett, ASU-Heber Springs vice chancellor; Dr. Eugene McKay, ASU-Beebe chancellor; State Senator Missy Irvin of Mountain View; and ASU System President Dr. Chuck Welch; accepting the $150,000 state General Improvement Funds.
From left, Dr. Chris Boyett, ASU-Heber Springs vice chancellor; Dr. Eugene McKay, ASU-Beebe chancellor; State Senator Missy Irvin of Mountain View; and ASU System President Dr. Chuck Welch; accepting the $150,000 state General Improvement Funds.


Chris Hemingway Quintet
Published: January 31 2014

The Arkansas State University-Beebe Concert Series, sponsored by Centennial Bank, will present the Chris Hemingway Quintet on Tuesday, Feb. 11 at 7:30 p.m.in the Owen Center Theater.

 

Originally from Florence, SC., Chris Hemingway studied with tenor saxophonist James Houlik at the North Carolina School of the Arts. He now lives in Pittsburgh, where at age 21, he became the featured saxophone soloist with the Pittsburgh Symphony. When he was a sophomore at Duquesne University, Hemingway won the prestigious concerto competition.

 

Hemingway often performs with the Al Dowe Quintet, the New Century Saxophone Quartet, Azucar Pittsburgh’s Premier salsa band, the Roger Humphries Big Band, and with New York City jazz trumpeter Sean Jones. He describes his freelance saxophone style as a mix of classical and jazz, and recently released his first solo recording.

 

Seating for the concert is unreserved and on a first-come basis. The theater will open 30 minutes prior to curtain call. Tickets will be on sale one hour before show time at the door; however, interested persons are advised to arrive early. Ticket prices are $10 for general admission and $5 for seniors, students, military and educators.

 

The Owen Center Theater is located at 910 Pecan Street in Beebe. For more information, call Concert Series coordinator Dr. Brent Bristow at (501) 882-4474, or visit the ASU-Beebe website at www.asub.edu.


Art Lecture and Exhibit
Published: February 17 2014

The Arkansas State University-Beebe Art Department is featuring Behind the Curtain  in an exhibit through Friday, March 14 in the England Center Art Gallery. 

 

Behind the Curtain will feature objects from past productions of the ASU-Beebe Theater Department. On display are posters, costumes, lighting gels and gobos, makeup kits, and props, as well as other items that an average audience member would never see up close. Also in the display is a recording of an ASU-Beebe theater production.

   

“The university arts have a dual role,” stated Theater Department director Bruce Cohen. “We operate as instructional centers while at the same time intersecting with the public…last year, there was an estimated 3,088 audience members drawn to our campus to attend a variety of theater plays and musicals. In addition, many visitors have been introduced to ASU-Beebe for the first time by attendance to an arts event, such as symphonic band or choir concerts, recitals, concert or lecture series, or an art gallery exhibit, such as Behind  the Curtain.

Leaders of business and industry have been calling for more attention and focus on “creative degrees” in producing innovative thinkers. According to a December, 2013 report by the U.S. Bureau of Economic Analysis (BEA), the arts and culture segment contributed $504 billion to the nation’s annual gross domestic product during 2011.

ASU-Beebe is the only two-year college in the state of Arkansas that offers an Associate of Fine Arts (AFA) degree. The AFA degree has an emphasis in vocal music or instrumental music, theater, graphic design, or creative arts enterprise. This degree is a comprehensive two-year curriculum designed specifically for transfer toward a bachelor’s degree in fine arts.

Behind the Curtain may be viewed at the England Center Art Gallery, Monday through Friday, from 8 a.m.-4:30 p.m. through March 14. The gallery is located at the corner of Center and Orange Streets in Beebe. For more information, contact the gallery at (501) 882-8913.


Symphonic Band Concert
Published: March 05 2014

The Arkansas State University-Beebe Department of Music will present the Symphonic Band in concert on Tuesday, March 11 at 7:30 p.m. in the Owen Center Theater, located at 910 Pecan Street.

 

The concert will include works by Frank Ticheli, Rob Grice, Roland Barrett, Larry Daehn, Hector Berlioz, Ralph Vaughan Williams, and Samuel Hazo. The Symphonic Band is under the direction of Dr. Brent Bristow, associate professor of music at ASU-Beebe. 

 

ASU-Beebe is the only two-year college in the state of Arkansas that offers an Associate of Fine Arts (AFA). The AFA emphasis can be in either vocal music or instrumental music with a focus on wind instrument, percussion, piano, or guitar. The AFA degree consists of a comprehensive, two-year curriculum designed specifically for transfer toward a bachelor’s degree in fine arts.

 

The ASU-Beebe Music Department is located in the Howell Center, where instrumental and vocal classes are taught. The center offers students the convenience of a computer music lab, two rehearsal spaces, and several practice rooms.  The Symphonic Band has several concerts each year.

 

The concert is free admission. For more information, call (501) 882-4474, or view the ASU-Beebe website at www.asub.edu. 


National TRIO Day Celebrated
Published: March 11 2014

The TRIO programs at Arkansas State University-Beebe and ASU-Heber Springs, a center of ASU-Beebe, recently celebrated National TRIO Day on the Heber Springs campus.

 

Former ASU-Beebe Student Support Services student Nanette Peckman-Bykowski, and Dr. Chris Boyett, ASU-Heber Springs vice chancellor, each spoke to the students, parents, and staff in attendance. The event was highlighted by a community service clean-up project

at Sugar Loaf Mountain.

 

The TRIO programs national day of recognition was created in 1986, as a response from schools, students, and legislators to save the program from budget cuts. Since then, the National TRIO Day has continued to raise awareness of the continuing needs that TRIO programs serve and to celebrate the many lives TRIO has affected over the years.

 

The TRIO programs were created in the late 1960s to administer the Upward Bound, Talent Search, and Student Support Services programs. Since then, five more programs have been added to include Educational Opportunity Centers, the Training Program for Federal TRIO Programs, Ronald E. McNair Post-baccalaureate Achievement Program, and Math/Science and Veterans expansions to the Upward Bound program.

 

ASU-Beebe and ASU-Heber Springs TRIO programs include Student Support Services and Upward Bound programs. These programs provide academic advising, professional tutoring, financial literacy instruction, and assistance in locating other educational resources. Students also receive assistance when applying for financial aid and scholarships.

 

For more information about the ASU-Beebe TRIO programs, contact Student Support Services at (501) 882-8964, or Upward Bound at (501) 882-4455, or view the ASU-Beebe website at www.asub.edu.


Duo Avanzando Concert
Published: March 11 2014

The Arkansas State University-Beebe Concert Series, sponsored by Centennial Bank, will present Duo Avanzando on Monday, March 17 at 7:30 p.m. in the Owen Center Theater.

 

David Carter, principal clarinetist of the Tulsa Symphony, and Brazilian percussionist Richard A. Coelho de Souza will perform a unique, multicultural program of chamber music.

 

Carter and Coelho de Souza began performing together in 2006 at a Latin music festival in Oklahoma, and formed Duo Avanzando in 2008 to explore repertoire for clarinet and percussion. Since then they have performed and presented master classes in the United States, Brazil, and Puerto Rico, and released the CD “Projecting Back” in 2011.

 

Duo Avanzando performances have included recitals at Henderson State University, the University of Oklahoma, the University of Arkansas-Fort Smith, and the University of Albany for the Boricua Rhythms festival.

 

Seating for the concert is unreserved and on a first-come basis. The theater will open 30 minutes prior to curtain call. Tickets will be on sale one hour before show time at the door; however, interested persons are advised to arrive early. Ticket prices are $10 for general admission and $5 for seniors, students, military and educators.

 

The Owen Center Theater is located at 910 Pecan Street in Beebe. For more information, call Concert Series coordinator Dr. Brent Bristow at (501) 882-4474, or visit the ASU-Beebe website at www.asub.edu.


John Deere Company Nomination
Published: March 19 2014

Arkansas State University-Beebe recently nominated John Deere Company to receive the Silver Star of Excellence award at the 51st American Technical Education Association (ATEA) Conference in St. Paul Minnesota on March 27.

 

ATEA in conjunction with the National Technical Honor Society presents the “Silver Star of Excellence Award” to industry partners that are exemplary in providing technical assistance, financial support, donations of equipment and materials, as well as placement of graduates. The ATEA Conference will be hosted by Dunwoody College of Technology. Other awards at the conference will be presented in the areas of outstanding technical student, technical teacher and technical program.

 

The ASU-Beebe John Deere Ag Tech program is one of 20 John Deere Tech cooperative partnerships in North America. “This business and education partnership is the epitome of collaboration,” stated Dr. Keith McClanahan, director of ASU-Beebe Advanced Technology and Allied Health Division.

 

“ASU-Beebe nominated John Deere because of the company’s exceptional support in providing state of the art instruction, equipment, and training aids. This allows students and instructors to learn and teach the technical skills and knowledge needed to maintain highly advanced agricultural and heavy equipment,” said Dr. McClanahan.

 

The equipment provided by John Deere integrates computer controls, geospatial positioning systems (GPS), cellular networking, remote diagnostics, and a multitude of sensor controls in the equipment. Students learn to repair agricultural equipment with courses in various components of the machinery, such as diesel engines, electrical systems, power trains, and hydraulics.

 

The workforce requires the infusion of technicians who have been taught to use and to troubleshoot cutting-edge-technologies as they relate to maintaining past, current, and future John Deere equipment. The vast majority of the program graduates go to work for their sponsoring dealers after completion of coursework.

 

The American Technical Education Association (ATEA) is the national association for the postsecondary technical educator with emphasis on professional development.The organization is dedicated to excellence in quality of postsecondary education focusing on practical teaching ideas and best practices. ATEA recognizes outstanding performance and leadership and provides a network for career connectivity. For more information about ATEA or the ATEA 2014 National Conference, visit www.ateaonline.org.

 

ASU-Beebe has campuses located at Beebe, Heber Springs, Searcy, and the Little Rock Air Force Base.  For more information about ASU-Beebe and its programs, call (501) 882-3600 or visit the website at www.asub.edu.


Faculty and Staff Artworks
Published: April 10 2014

The Arkansas State University-Beebe Art Department is currently displaying works of art by ASU-Beebe faculty and staff, which is entitled FacStaff Show. The exhibit will be on display through Friday, April 18.  

The exhibit reveals a new light on the people we work with on our campuses,” said instructor of art, Thomas Fernandez. In the exhibit are paintings, photographs, various quilts, a wedding dress and 3-D prints to name a few.

The Computer Aided Drafting and Design (CADD) Department created a 3-D replica of the Iron Man mask. Also, an art instructor at the ASU-Beebe-LRAFB created a chiffon wedding dress out of salvaged material. “These are great pieces of original artwork,” said Fernandez.

ASU-Beebe is the only two-year college in the state of Arkansas that offers an Associate of Fine Arts (AFA) degree. The AFA degree has an emphasis in vocal music or instrumental music, theater, graphic design, or creative arts enterprise. This degree is a comprehensive two-year curriculum designed specifically for transfer toward a bachelor’s degree in fine arts.

The FacStaff Show may be viewed at the England Center Art Gallery, Monday through Friday, from 8 a.m.-4:30 p.m. through April 18. The gallery is located at the corner of Center and Orange Streets in Beebe. For more information, contact the gallery at (501) 882-4495.


Earth Day Celebration
Published: April 16 2014

Arkansas State University-Heber Springs, a center of ASU-Beebe, will sponsor an Earth Day Celebration on Tuesday, April 22 from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. on the Heber Springs campus.  The event is free and open to the public.

A few of the activities planned include environmental education, recycling information/activities, water safety education, wildfire and forest education, face painting, games, and seed planting.

Organizations hosting activities at the ASU-Heber Springs Earth Day Celebration include the Arkansas Game and Fish Commission, Future Fuels of Batesville; Service Group Recycling; Heber Springs High School Science Club and Youth Recycling Program; Cleburne County Extension Office; U.S. Army Corp of Engineers; U.S. Forest Service; ASU-Heber Springs Ecology Club; ASU-Heber Springs Gamma Beta Phi Honor Society, ASU-Heber Springs Future Educator’s Club, and more.

Earth Day has been celebrated every year in the United States since 1970. The celebration promotes an appreciation for the Earth and its environment, as well as informs and educates the public about the plants and animals that inhabit the planet.

For more information about the ASU-Heber Springs Earth Day Celebration, contact Linda Gatti-Clark at (501) 362-1100, or email lcgatticlark@asub.edu, or view the ASU-Beebe website at www.asub.edu.


Student Art Show Featured
Published: April 21 2014

The Arkansas State University-Beebe Art Department is currently displaying works of art by ASU-Beebe art students in the Spring 2014 Student Art Show. The exhibit will be on display through Friday, April 25. 

The display includes paintings, drawings, photographs, and graphic designs by ASU-Beebe students. We are very proud of our talented students. A lot of hard work has gone into creating these pieces of art,” said assistant professor of art, Mona Vaden.

Design students study the elements and principles of two-dimensional design, and color theory students concentrate on the principle and application of color, both fundamental and advanced. Graphic design classes combine text, images, form and color to communicate an idea, as well as familiarize themselves with the history of graphic design and best ways to combine graphic programs to create various pieces.

Students taking the digital photography I course focus on basic camera operations, computer based digital imaging and design applications; whereas, the digital photography II coursework utilizes more advanced applications in composition, camera control and editing programs.

ASU-Beebe is the only two-year college in the state of Arkansas that offers an Associate of Fine Arts (AFA) degree. The AFA degree has an emphasis in vocal music or instrumental music, theater, graphic design, or creative arts enterprise. This degree is a comprehensive two-year curriculum designed specifically for transfer toward a bachelor’s degree in fine arts.

The exhibit may be viewed at the England Center Art Gallery, Monday through Friday, from 8 a.m.-4:30 p.m. through April 25. The gallery is located at the corner of Center and Orange Streets in Beebe. For more information, contact the gallery at (501) 882-4495.


Toyota Presentation to Ag Department
Published: April 21 2014

The Department of Agriculture was presented a lease on a 2014 Toyota Tundra during the Spring Fling activities on April 16 at the Student Center.  

The Agriculture Department was recently recognized as one of only six programs nationwide that received the National Association of Agricultural Educators (NAAE) Outstanding Postsecondary/Adult Agricultural Education program award.

Each of the six regional Outstanding Postsecondary/Adult Program Award winners recognized at the NAAE convention received a lease on a Toyota vehicle.

Each year, Toyota Motor Sales, U.S.A., Inc., honors NAAE members across the United States for their commitment to agricultural education. The vehicle leases are presented to honorees through a joint sponsorship with the National FFA Foundation.

For more information about ASU-Beebe programs, call (501) 882-3600, or view the ASU-Beebe website at www.asub.edu.


Students Receive Top Honors
Published: April 25 2014

Students from Arkansas State University-Beebe were honored at the annual Awards Banquet, held Thursday evening, April 24, at the Student Center.  Students were presented awards for leadership and outstanding achievement in their major fields of study.

Division Awards were as follows: Jason Hutchison of Cabot and Tralana Winter of Pangburn, Advanced Technology and Allied Health; Shaun Crenshaw of Austin and Lyndsie McGhee of Quitman, Business and Agriculture; Elizabeth Frantal of Cabot and William Glenn of Jacksonville, Education and Social Sciences; Rebekah Duke of Cabot and Casey Sherwood of Beebe, English and Fine Arts; Gwendolyn Herlacher and Martha Reicks, both of Cabot, Mathematics and Science; Seth Cossey of Austin and Laredo Vinson of Rosebud, Occupational Technology.

Campus awards were as follows: Jamison Scruggs of Maumelle and Deborah Walters of Cabot for ASU-Beebe; Autumn Pruett of Pangburn and Seth Swafford of Mountain View for ASU-Heber Springs; Crystal Jendrejas of North Little Rock and George Terrell of Sherwood with program awards for ASU-Little Rock Air Force Base; Joseph Prince of Cave City and Logan Ray of Pocahontas for ASU-Searcy. Two awards for ASU-Jonesboro programs held on the Beebe campus were presented to Christopher Bullock of Cabot and Kristen Wesner of Austin.

The most prestigious award for ASU-Beebe is the Citizenship Award, based on overall academic and leadership qualities, was presented to Seth Swafford of Mountain View, who is majoring in business, and Charlee Howard of Beebe, who is an agriculture education major.

Additionally, Cheryl Cherry, special needs coordinator, received the Positive Teacher Award, and Chad Gray, director of Student Life, was presented the Positive Staff Award. Also, the Outstanding Student Organization award was presented to Phi Beta Lambda, which is a business organization.


2014 Who’s Who Among Students
Published: April 25 2014

Several students from Arkansas State University-Beebe were named to the 2014 Edition of Who’s Who Among Students in American Junior Colleges.

The recipients, which include students who attend ASU-Beebe, ASU-Heber Springs, ASU-Searcy, and the Little Rock Air Force Base programs, were named to the following list, along with their hometown and major field of study.

Mary Hannah   Cornett, Drasco, liberal arts; Sarah D Dickerson, Heber Springs, business; Donna Ezell, El Paso, criminal justice; Crystal D Garcia, Heber Springs, health sciences; Travis Gardner, Mt. Vernon, welding technology; Lathan Todd Garnett, II, Pangburn, health sciences; Alex Gramling, Batesville, welding technology; Cassie Hartwick, Damascus, business; Samantha Heil, Searcy, office occupations; Wesley Henegar, Prim, welding technology; Dakota Henson, Choctaw, welding technology; Kendra Kannada, Cabot, health information/coding; Lauren L Martin, Beebe, agriculture/business; Emily McCabe, Fairfield Bay, teaching P4 specialty; Lyndsie McGhee, Quitman, animal science; Morgan McKay, Beebe, agriculture/business; Bridget J Messenger, Heber Springs, teaching P4 specialty; Dusti Marie Mize, Heber Springs, teaching math/sciences; Shianna Moiser, Heber Springs, teaching P4 specialty; Carmen Morales, Austin, liberal arts; Angel Mosley, Judsonia, office occupations; Rachel Nelson, Concord, business; Candice Newcomb, Greers Ferry, criminal justice; Caleb H Oyler, Heber Springs, business; Autumn Pruett, Pangburn, health sciences; Kathryn Richardson, Beebe, agriculture/business; Kara Scott, England, teaching language/social studies; Seth Swafford, Mountain View, business; Calvin Chris Tejas, Bradford, criminal justice; Ethan Thomas, Glenwood, agriculture/education; Whitney Treat, Searcy, health sciences; Miho Walczak, Cabot, business; David Forest Wicker, Searcy, health sciences.

The students, who were recognized at the 2014 ASU-Beebe Student Awards Banquet, were chosen by faculty and staff, and were accepted by the editors of the annual Who’s Who directory based on their academic achievement, service to the community, leadership in extracurricular activities, and potential for continued success.


ASU-Searcy Information Expo
Published: May 05 2014

 

Arkansas State University-Searcy, a technical campus of ASU-Beebe, will host an ASU-Searcy Information Expo on Monday, May 12, from 1 p.m. to 6 p.m. on the Searcy campus

 

Do you want a second chance at college, or would you like to increase your earning potential? The ASU-Searcy Information Expo is an excellent opportunity to visit the ASU-Searcy campus, learn more about the programs offered, receive information on earning a high school diploma, or explore the funding options and available scholarships.A personal guide will be available to answer questions and assist with the admission process.

 

ASU-Searcy serves a range of students from high school through the Regional Career Center or concurrent classes, to non-traditional students earning certificates or associate degrees.

 

 

ASU-Searcy offers certificates of proficiency and technical certification in various fields, such as air conditioning, auto body repair, automotive technology, computerized machining, diesel technology, EMT-Paramedics, health information assistant, office occupations, power sports, practical nursing, and welding technology.

 

 

With the focus on technical and occupational programs at ASU-Searcy, students can complete programs within one year, and earn a technical certificate. Credits earned will also apply to the Associate of

Applied Science in General Technology degree for those who want to continue their education after the technical certificate.

 

 

Participants may attend any portion of the ASU-Searcy Information Expo. Refreshments will be served and door prizes will be given away. ASU-Searcy is located at 1800 East Moore Avenue.

 

 

For more information about the ASU-Searcy Information Expo, call (501) 207-6218, or view the website at www.asub.edu.


Students Provide Disaster Relief
Published: May 06 2014

Students at Arkansas State University-Beebe combined efforts to provide disaster relief to the victims of the April 27 storms that caused widespread destruction

in several central Arkansas counties.

Personal vehicles were used to deliver four loads of donated water, clothing, non-perishable foods, and personal hygiene products.

These items were donated by students, faculty and staff to student groups that included the Legacy Hall, Horizon Hall, Phi Beta Lambda, Agriculture Club, Criminal Justice, Gamma Beta Phi, and the Vet Tech Club.

 

These groups were assisted by the University Police and Student Life in providing disaster relief needs and information on donation sites


Student Receives First Place at Conference
Published: May 06 2014

Shawn Crenshaw of Austin, recently received first place in the state Phi Beta Lambda (PBL) Leadership Conference.  Crenshaw is a sophomore at Arkansas State University-Beebe, pursuing an associate degree in business with an emphasis in accounting.   

 

At the conference, Crenshaw competed in the job interview category. She submitted an application, cover letter, and resume. During two rounds of judging, Crenshaw answered a series of questions regarding her education, career plans, work experience and why she would be a good candidate for the job. In the final round, she was also judged on appearance, materials submitted and the overall presentation.

 

“The business classes taught me the fundamentals of accounting and economics,” stated Crenshaw.  “Business communications was a very important class for this competition. It showed me the correct way to write a resume and cover letter, how to present myself in an interview, some types of questions that could be asked in an interview, and so much more.”

 

Crenshaw attributed her success at the competition to encouragement and assistance from her business instructors and PBL advisors. “I believe that good interview skills are essential to any job application process. If you don’t have the correct skills, then you will not make a good first impression and are less likely to get the job,” stated Crenshaw.

 

Crenshaw will join other students from across the nation at the National PBL Leadership Conference, June 24-27 in Nashville, TN.  

For more information about programs offered at ASU-Beebe, call (501) 882-3600 or visit the website at www.asub.edu.


ASU-Beebe Named to List
Published: May 14 2014

Arkansas State University-Beebe has been named to the list of “30+ Promising Places to Work in Student Affairs” by the American College Personnel Association (ACPA) and the publication Diverse: Issues in Higher Education.

The Center for Inclusion, Diversity and Academic Success (IDEAS) at Ohio State University conducted the study to examine the administrative structures, commitment to diversity, and staffing practices of student services departments at participating ACPA member institutions.

The ASU-Beebe Division of Student Services includes Enrollment Management, University Police, Student Success Center, Student Life, TRIO programs, as well as student services at ASU-Heber Springs, ASU-Searcy, and ASU-Little Rock Air Force Base.

Vice Chancellor for Student Services Dr. Deborah Garrett stated in the article that “Part of the division’s commitment to diversity and inclusion is helping our staff understand the different types of students we serve and that one size does not fit all.”

In addition to the ASU-Beebe Student Services receiving above average ratings in many areas, they also received a high rating for advocacy and support of professional development through additional education and opportunities for advancement.  

ASU-Beebe received the national rating along with 29 other two-year and four-year colleges and universities. The list also included Arkansas State University-Jonesboro. To view the entire ratings list published in the March 27 issue of Diverse: Issues in Higher Education, visit the website at www.diverseeducation.com.

ASU-Beebe has campuses in Beebe, Searcy, Heber Springs and the Little Rock Air Force Base, and offers a variety of options for students wanting to pursue an associate’s degree or technical certificate, transfer to a four-year university, or to enter the workforce.

For more information, visit the ASU-Beebe website at www.asub.edu, or call (501) 882-3600.


Honors Medal Recipient at Commencement
Published: May 14 2014

 

Jesse Wilson of Cabot, an Associate of Arts graduate at Arkansas State University-Beebe, received Honor Graduate recognition during the ASU-Beebe Commencement ceremonies held on May 2.

 

 

The ASU-Beebe Honors Program is a rigorous course of study with a required sequence of classes and projects designed to promote good citizenship, social responsibility and intellectual experiences. Wilson is the tenth graduate of the ASU-Beebe Honors Program, and the first to receive the ASU-Beebe Honors Medal.

 

 

“I congratulate Jesse on receiving this academic honor,” said Vice Chancellor for Academic Affairs Ted Kalthoff. “ASU-Beebe has an outstanding honors program and students who complete the requirements of the program certainly deserve to be recognized as an honor student.” 

 

 

In order to earn the honor graduate recognition, Wilson completed four honors classes over a two-year period while maintaining an overall grade point average of 3.8, with 3.5 being the required average.

 

 

In addition to being in the ASU-Beebe Honors Program, Wilson was a member of the Gamma Beta Phi Honor Society, helping to raise over $1000 for such causes as Jacob’s Place, a homeless shelter for families in Searcy, and the ASU-Beebe Angel Tree Program. She also volunteered with community disaster relief efforts, and the Sunshine Rodeo, a program that unites college students with handicapped children for a day of rodeo fun.

 

 

Wilson, a speech pathology major, plans to pursue a master’s degree toward a career as a licensed speech pathologist to work within the public schools environment.

 

 

For more information about programs offered at ASU-Beebe, call (501) 882-3600 or visit the website at www.asub.edu.

 


Alumni Attend 1950’s Class Reunion
Published: June 04 2014

 

Arkansas State University-Beebe hosted the Third Annual 1950’s Class Reunion at the Student Center on the Beebe campus on May 23. There were 42 alumnus and 16 guests in attendance. Former students were represented from the years 1950 to 1962.  Phillip G. Fuller, who lives in Hollywood, FL., traveled the farthest to attend the reunion. Fuller attended ASU-Beebe, formerly Beebe Junior College, from 1954 to 1956. For many alumni, this was their first time to return to campus. Several were surprised and pleased with the changes to the campus, and voted to return in 2016 for another class reunion.

 


Star Children’s Theater Registration
Published: June 12 2014

Arkansas State University-Beebe Star Children’s Theater will be held July 14 through Aug. 8, Monday through Thursday, from 1 to 4 p.m., at the Owen Center Theater on the Beebe campus.

 

Many have heard about the world’s most famous playwright, William Shakespeare. They usually think of his plays as hard to understand, humorless and dull. Shakespeare Junior will instead transform “Macbeth” into a varied, fast-paced and exciting adventure.

 

The four-week summer camp is designed for children ages 10 to 16 years old, whether a first-time or seasoned performer. Members of Shakespeare Junior will participate in daily classes under the direction of the ASU-Beebe education staff.

 

The focus of Shakespeare Junior is for participants to gain experience in all aspects of theatre, such as constructing set pieces, making costumes, and preparing individual parts for presentation. The acting camp may also increase a child’s vocabulary, as well as improve acting skills. 

 

Participants are encouraged to sign up early, since the play is limited to 16 students. Registration will be held through July 14, with a $50 fee due at sign-up. An emergency release form will be required for all applicants. To register, visit the ASU-Beebe Business Office, located in the State Hall Building. 

 

A final performance for family and friends will be presented on Saturday, Aug. 9 at 7 p.m. at the Owen Center Theater. For details, contact Sandra Williams, instructor of speech and theater, at (501) 882-4493 or email sfwilliams@asub.edu.


Welcome and Farewell Event
Published: June 13 2014

 

 

Arkansas State University-Searcy, a technical campus of ASU-Beebe, invites the public to bid farewell to Vice Chancellor for ASU-Searcy Don Harlan, and also welcome Barry Farris to serve as the new vice chancellor for the Searcy campus.

 

The event will be held Monday, June 30, from 3 to 6 p.m. at the Main Building, Room 117 on the Searcy campus.

 

Harlan has worked as a state employee since 1970, and began working for ASU-Searcy, formerly Foothills Technical Institute, in 2001. He assisted with the ASU-Beebe merger in 2003.

 

Farris is currently Vice-Chancellor for External and Advanced Programs, which coordinates the ASU-Jonesboro programs held on the Beebe campus. He began his tenure with ASU-Beebe in 1984 as an agriculture instructor, and also served as a division chair for business and agriculture.   

 

ASU-Searcy is located at 1800 East Moore Avenue. For more details, call (501) 207-6203 or view the website at www.asub.edu.


Rebuild the Arch Fund Donation
Published: June 23 2014

Donnie Miller of Regions Bank North Central-West Central Arkansas president, and Jamie Mobley, vice president of  Regions Bank at Searcy, recently presented $1,000 to Dr. Keith Pinchback, vice chancellor for Institutional Advancement at Arkansas State University-Beebe, to be used toward the Rebuild the Arch fund.

The arch was destroyed by a storm in April 2011, and was an important landmark at ASU-Beebe.

Previously located near the sidewalk that leads to the Ruth Couch Center and to the Admissions Building, the base of the semicircular arch was made of sandstone material with iron work across the top. 

The arch was thought to have been constructed in the late 1950s by J. Ernest Howell and students, and was first seen in the 1961 yearbook.


Veterinary Technology Program Receives Five-Year Accreditation
Published: July 10 2014

The Arkansas State University-Beebe Veterinary Technology program has earned the distinction of a five-year full accreditation from the American Veterinary Medical Association (AVMA) Committee on Veterinary Technician Education and Activities (CVTEA), effective March 2014.

 

“The full accreditation allows graduates to be recognized as being from an institution that meets the highest level of national academic standards,” said Dr. Kristie Coley, DVM, director of the ASU-Beebe Veterinary Technology program.

 

The Veterinary Technology program accreditation assures students that they have achieved specified learning goals, have met a competency threshold for entry into practice, and are eligible for professional credentialing and/or licensure.

 

Upon completion of the Associate of Applied Science in Veterinary Technology, students are qualified to take the AVMA Veterinary Technology National Examination to become a certified veterinary technician.

 

Veterinary Technology graduates may provide veterinary services under the supervision and direction of a licensed veterinarian who is responsible for the performance of that veterinary technician. Procedures that may not be performed include diagnosing conditions, prescribing medicine, and performing surgery.

 

Students must complete five semesters of the veterinary technology classes within the program. The General Education core classes can be taken during the day, evening, or online according to the student’s preference. 

 

The ASU-Beebe Veterinary Technology program is under the direction of Dr. Coley, who is a practicing veterinarian. Students in the program are taught by a staff of certified veterinary technicians.

 

Students wishing to apply for selection into the ASU-Beebe Veterinary Technology program are to make application by a specified date in the spring, spend observation hours in a veterinary clinic, and be interviewed by a selection committee.

 

The job outlook for veterinary technicians is excellent. The U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics in 2013 states that the job growth for veterinary technicians will grow 52% by the year 2020.

 

In 2013, the average veterinary technician salary was approximately $30,000 per year, according to the U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics. The salary variance for veterinary technicians is based on factors such as individual experience and/or certification, as well as job location.

 

ASU-Beebe also offers students an opportunity to become a member or officer of the local chapter of the Student Chapter of National Veterinary Technicians of America (ScNAVTA). Participation helps students learn the value of community service, as well as networking with other members locally and nationally.

 

The ASU-Beebe Veterinary Technology program began in Fall 2007 and graduated the first class in 2009. Provisional accreditation was awarded in June 2009. All AVMA CVTEA-accredited programs in veterinary technology must meet the Standards of Accreditation of the CVTEA to ensure the quality of the educational experience and the assessment of student knowledge and skills.   

 

Arkansas State University-Beebe is a regional state university that is an operationally separate, two-year institution of the Arkansas State University System.  With campuses located in Beebe, Heber Springs, Searcy, and Little Rock Air Force Base, the university offers associate degrees, certificates, and non-credit training for business and industry.  The Beebe campus also collaborates with ASU-Jonesboro to offer baccalaureate and graduate degrees on the Beebe campus.

For more information about the ASU-Beebe Veterinary Technology program, call the program office at (501) 882-4573 or 882-4574 or visit the website at www.asub.edu.


Summer of Kitchen Sink Exhibit
Published: July 17 2014

The Arkansas State University-Beebe Art Department is featuring Summer of the Kitchen Sink exhibit through Friday, Aug. 8 at the England Center Art Gallery.    

 

The exhibit is a collection of private and personal works of the ASU-Beebe Art Department. Artworks were submitted by past and present students and faculty members.

 

“This is a great opportunity to see different media offered by the Art Department, such as photography, painting, drawing and alternative media,” said Mona Vaden, assistant professor of art.

 

ASU-Beebe is the only two-year college in the state of Arkansas that offers an Associate of Fine Arts (AFA) degree. The AFA degree has an emphasis in graphic design or creative arts enterprise. This degree is a comprehensive two-year curriculum designed specifically for transfer toward a bachelor’s degree in fine arts.

 

The Summer of the Kitchen Sink may be viewed at the England Center Art Gallery, Monday through Friday, from 8 a.m.-4:30 p.m. The gallery is located at the corner of Center and Orange Streets in Beebe. For more information, call (501) 882-4495.

  

Arkansas State University-Beebe is a regional state university that is an operationally separate, two-year institution of the Arkansas State University System.  With campuses located in Beebe, Heber Springs, Searcy, and Little Rock Air Force Base, the university offers associate degrees, certificates, and non-credit training for business and industry.  The Beebe campus also collaborates with ASU-Jonesboro to offer baccalaureate and graduate degrees on the Beebe campus.


Open Registration Opportunities in August
Published: August 04 2014

Arkansas State University-Beebe is making it easy for new, transfer and returning students to register for the Fall 2014 semester, which begins August 18 with day and night classes.  

 

Open Registration events at the Beebe, Heber Springs, and Searcy campuses will be held as follows:

ASU-Searcy Back to School Information Expo, Monday, Aug. 4, 9 a.m. to 5 p.m., in the Main Building.

ASU-Beebe Open Enrollment, Thursday, Aug. 7, from 2 p.m. to 5 p.m. in the Science Building.

ASU-Heber Springs Registration Event, Monday, Aug. 11, 2 p.m. to 7 p.m., in the Entergy Room.  

 

Students can enroll to attend classes on any of the four ASU-Beebe campuses, located at Beebe, Heber Springs, Searcy, and the Little Rock Air Force Base.

 

Admissions, advising, and financial aid personnel will be available to assist students in completing their registration. Students should bring some form of photo ID. Questions about admissions or financial aid should contact those areas ahead of time.

 

Academic advisors from all divisions will be on hand to help students set their schedule. If students have questions about transfer credits, financial aid, or their bill, representatives from those areas will be there as well.

 

Remember, the earlier students register, the better selection they will have for the classes needed.  

 

In addition to Facebook and Twitter, students can now follow ASU-Beebe news and announcements on Instagram. For more information, call 501.882.3600 or visit the ASU-Beebe website at www.asub.edu.

 

Arkansas State University-Beebe is a regional state university that is an operationally separate, two-year institution of the Arkansas State University System. With campuses located in Beebe, Heber Springs, Searcy, and Little Rock Air Force Base, the university offers associate degrees, certificates, and non-credit training for business and industry.  The Beebe campus also collaborates with A-State at Jonesboro to offer baccalaureate and graduate degrees on the Beebe campus.


Shakespeare Junior to Present “Macbeth” August 8
Published: August 04 2014

Arkansas State University-Beebe Star Children’s Theater will perform the Shakespeare Junior adapted production of William Shakespeare’s “Macbeth,” on Friday, Aug. 8 at 7 p.m. in the Owen Center Theater on the Beebe campus. The event is free admission, and is open to the public.  

 

War, betrayal, greed and vengeance!  Sounds like the tag line for a summer block buster. The cast of “Macbeth” includes Mary Claire Durr, Emily Humphrey, Jared Humphrey, Anna McLeran, Trey McLeran, Raistlin Stuart, Sarah Wyatt and Seth Wyatt.  Each student plays multiple characters in addition to constructing his or her own costumes and working to complete the props and set.   

 

Shakespeare Junior is a production of the ASU-Beebe Star Children’s Theatre project.  The goals of this project are to introduce talented students to all aspects of theatre and provide them a means of artistic expression. 

 

This year’s production is dedicated to the late Dr. Ruth L. Couch, Emeritus Professor of English and former Vice Chancellor for Academic Affairs, who initiated and named the original program Star Children’s Theatre.

 

In addition to Facebook and Twitter, students can now follow ASU-Beebe news and announcements on Instagram. For more information, call 501.882.3600 or visit the ASU-Beebe website at www.asub.edu.

 

Arkansas State University-Beebe is a regional state university that is an operationally separate, two-year institution of the Arkansas State University System.  With campuses located in Beebe, Heber Springs, Searcy, and Little Rock Air Force Base, the university offers associate degrees, certificates, and non-credit training for business and industry.  The Beebe campus also collaborates with A-State at Jonesboro to offer baccalaureate and graduate degrees on the Beebe campus.


Instructor Publishes Accounting Book
Published: August 11 2014

Dale Walker, an adjunct instructor of accounting at ASU-Little Rock Air Force Base, a degree center of ASU-Beebe, recently published an accounting book through Kindle Direct Publishing (KDP).

 

Walker’s book “Accounting for Managers Using the Statement of Cash Flow” is an online book based on his new concept for teaching accounting.

 

Walker has a master’s and doctorate degree in business administration. The book was the subject of Walker’s doctoral dissertation.  He is a member of the National Society of Collegiate Scholars and a practicing Certified Public Accountant

For more information about ASU-Beebe, call (501) 882-3600, or view the website at www.asub.edu.

 

Arkansas State University-Beebe is a regional state university that is an operationally separate, two-year institution of the Arkansas State University System.  With campuses located in Beebe, Heber Springs, Searcy, and Little Rock Air Force Base, the university offers associate degrees, certificates, and non-credit training for business and industry.  The Beebe campus also collaborates with ASU at Jonesboro to offer baccalaureate and graduate degrees on the Beebe campus.


Couch Scholarship Donation
Published: August 11 2014

Arkansas State University-Beebe vice chancellor for Institutional Advancement, Dr. Keith Pinchback, accepts a $250 monetary donation on behalf of the Dr. Ruth L. Couch Endowment Scholarship from Kristen Boswell, director of the Beebe Chamber of Commerce.  The donation was made in memory of Dr. Couch who passed away on July 26. Implemented in 2005, the scholarship is given to a deserving student each fall. The scholarship is available to a freshman or sophomore, who is enrolled full-time in at least 12 credit hours. The student must achieve a satisfactory grade point average during the fall semester to be considered for renewal of the scholarship for the spring semester. For more information, call (501) 882-8860 or visit the ASU-Beebe website at www.asub.edu.


Open Enrollment Event Aug. 15
Published: August 11 2014

New and returning students can take advantage of the Open Enrollment Day on Friday, August 15, from 2 p.m. – 5 p.m. at the ASU-Beebe Science Building. This will be the last chance for students to participate in an Open Enrollment Day event before classes start on Aug. 18.

 

Admissions, advising, and financial aid personnel will be available to assist students in completing their registration.

 

During Open Enrollment, academic advisors from all divisions will be on hand to help students set their schedule. If students have questions about transfer credits, financial aid, or their bill, representatives from those areas will be there as well.

 

Students should bring some form of photo ID. Questions about admissions or financial aid should contact those areas ahead of time.

 

Remember, the earlier students register, the better selection they will have for the classes needed. Day and night classes begin for Fall 2014 on August 18.  

 

Students can enroll to attend classes on any of the four ASU-Beebe campuses, located at Beebe, Heber Springs, Searcy, and the Little Rock Air Force Base.

 

In addition to Facebook and Twitter, students can now follow ASU-Beebe news and announcements on Instagram. For more information, call 501.882.3600 or visit the ASU-Beebe website at www.asub.edu.

 

Arkansas State University-Beebe is a regional state university that is an operationally separate, two-year institution of the Arkansas State University System.  With campuses located in Beebe, Heber Springs, Searcy, and Little Rock Air Force Base, the university offers associate degrees, certificates, and non-credit training for business and industry.  The Beebe campus also collaborates with A-State to offer baccalaureate and graduate degrees on the Beebe campus.


ADH Health Alert
Published: August 14 2014

The World Health Organization has declared an international emergency related to the ebola virus disease outbreak in West Africa. The Arkansas Department of Health has notified all Arkansas Higher Education institutions, including Arkansas State University-Beebe of this health alert.

 

ADH has asked ASU-Beebe to alert ADH if any of our students, faculty or staff have traveled in the last 21 days to the four countries currently experiencing an ebola outbreak: Guinea, Sierra Leone, Liberia and Nigeria. Currently, there are no known cases of ebola in Arkansas. ASU-Beebe does not have any international students enrolled from the infected outbreak areas of Guinea, Sierra Leone, Liberia and Nigeria.

 

If you believe you or any of your students may have traveled to or may have departed from the four countries listed above within the last 21 days, please contact the Admissions office at (501) 882-8860. The list names and travel history are needed by ADH to assist in planning for possible cases that might evolve here.

 


Students Receive Foundation Scholarships
Published: August 22 2014

Several students were recently awarded privately funded foundation

scholarships to attend Arkansas State University-Beebe, with campuses located at Beebe, Heber Springs, Searcy, and the Little Rock Air Force Base.

 

 

 

Maria De Jesus Alba of Mabelvale has been awarded the Dr. Ruth

Couch Endowment Scholarship.  Alba is a freshman seeking an Associate of Applied Science in Health Sciences. The scholarship pays $500 for the Fall 2014 semester. Established by the late Dr. Ruth L. Couch, emeritus professor of English and former vice chancellor for Academic Affairs, the scholarship is available to a freshman or sophomore, who is enrolled full-time in at least 12 credit hours. The student must achieve a satisfactory grade point average during the fall semester to be considered for renewal of the scholarship for the spring semester.

 

 

Alexandra Bradley of Shirley has been awarded the R.V. Powell

Scholarship. Bradley is a freshman seeking an Associate of Science in Agriculture with an emphasis in agriculture business. The scholarship pays $200 for the Fall 2014 semester. The R.V. Powell Scholarship was established in memory of R.V. Powell, a longtime local businessman and friend of ASU-Beebe. The scholarship is available to freshmen agriculture majors, with an emphasis on academic achievement and agriculture related participation while in high school. The student must achieve a satisfactory grade point average during the fall semester to be considered for renewal of the scholarship for the spring semester.

 

 

 

Asa Brooke of Beebe has been awarded the Development Council

Endowment Scholarship. Brooke is a freshman seeking an Associate of Arts in Fine Arts with an emphasis in theater. The scholarship pays $500 for the Fall

2014 semester. The ASU-Beebe Development Council is a group of community

leaders and friends of the university, who combine efforts to secure private

funding and increase endowments to benefit students choosing to attend

ASU-Beebe. The Development Council Endowment Scholarship was established in

2005, and is available to a full-time student enrolled in at least 12 credit

hours.

 

 

 

Lynsey Ferrell of Guy has been awarded the Eoff Family

 

Scholarship. Ferrell is a freshman seeking an Associate of Applied Science in

Hospitality Administration. The scholarship pays $1,116 for the Fall 2014

semester. The Eoff Family Scholarship was endowed in 2006 by Cathy Eoff, owner

of Eoff & Associates Realty in Beebe, as a tribute to her family for their

dedication to education. The scholarship is available to a student enrolled

full-time in at least 12 credit hours.

 

 

 

Austin Foot of DeValls Bluff has been awarded the Larry Sims

 

Agricultural Scholarship. Foot is a freshman seeking an Associate of Science in

Agriculture with an emphasis in agriculture business. The scholarship pays $250

for the Fall 2014 semester. The scholarship was established by Marcia Sims,

retired ASU-Beebe employee, in memory of her husband Larry Sims, who was a

long-time employee of the Arkansas Plant Board. The student must achieve a

satisfactory grade point average during the fall semester to be considered for

renewal of the scholarship for the spring semester. 

 

 

 

Ashley Gibson of Beebe has been awarded the Spradlin Family

 

Scholarship. Gibson is a freshman seeking an Associate of General Studies. The scholarship

pays $625 for the Fall 2014 semester. The Spradlin Family Scholarship is

available to a Beebe High School graduating senior, who is preparing to attend

ASU-Beebe. Consideration for the scholarship is given to math and science

majors, who have earned a 3.0 or better cumulative grade point average.

 

 

 

Robyn Gregory of White Hall has been awarded the James and Wilma

 

Beard Scholarship. Gregory is a freshman seeking an Associate of Applied

Science in Veterinary Technology. The scholarship pays $500 for the Fall 2014

semester. The scholarship was given by the late Wilma Beard in memory of

her husband, James Beard. Wilma Beard was a long-time chair of the English and

Fine Arts Division.  The scholarship is

available to a full-time student enrolled in at least 12 credit hours. The

student must achieve a satisfactory grade point average during the fall

semester to be considered for renewal of the scholarship for the spring

semester.

 

 

 

Clayton R. Hanna of Augusta has been awarded the Denver and Ruby

 

Nettles Scholarship. Hanna is a freshman, seeking an Associate of General

Studies. The scholarship pays $200 for the Fall 2014 semester. The Denver and

Ruby Nettles scholarship is a memorial scholarship, established in memory of

Denver E. Nettles, a former assistant professor and division chair of the

agriculture department at ASU-Beebe. The scholarship is available to a freshman

or sophomore agriculture major, with an emphasis on academic achievement, and

may be applied toward tuition, book purchases, or residence hall fees. The

student must achieve a satisfactory grade point average during the fall

semester to be considered for renewal of the scholarship for the spring

semester.

 

 

 

Randi Hartwick of Quitman has been awarded the R.V. Powell

 

Scholarship. Hartwick is a freshman seeking an Associate of Science in

Agriculture with an emphasis in agriculture education. The scholarship pays

$200 for the Fall 2014 semester. The R.V. Powell Scholarship was established in

memory of R.V. Powell, a longtime local businessman and friend of ASU-Beebe.

The scholarship is available to freshmen agriculture majors, with an emphasis

on academic achievement and agriculture related participation while in high

school. The student must achieve a satisfactory grade point average during the

fall semester to be considered for renewal of the scholarship for the spring

semester.

 

 

 

Marcus Hunter of Lonoke has been awarded the Development Council

 

Endowment Scholarship. Hunter is a freshman seeking an Associate of Arts in

Fine Arts with an emphasis in graphic design. The scholarship pays $500 for the

Fall 2014 semester. The ASU-Beebe Development Council is a group of community

leaders and friends of the university, who combine efforts to secure private

funding and increase endowments to benefit students choosing to attend

ASU-Beebe. The Development Council Endowment Scholarship was established in

2005, and is available to a full-time student enrolled in at least 12 credit

hours.

 

 

 

Sarah Irwin of Heber Springs has been awarded the England

 

Challenge Scholarship. Irwin is seeking an Associate of Arts in Teaching with

an emphasis in early childhood education. 

The scholarship pays $350 for the Fall 2014 semester. The scholarship

was endowed in 1996 by the late Walter England, emeritus associate professor of

education and former ASU-Beebe Dean, to benefit students pursuing a career in

teaching.

 

 

 

Jessica Jongekryg of Beebe has been awarded the Shurley Family

 

Scholarship. Jongekryg is a freshman seeking an Associate of Arts in Teaching

with an emphasis in early childhood education. The scholarship pays $750 for

the Fall 2014 semester. The scholarship was endowed in 2005, and is made

available by Brenda Shurley of Cabot, owner of the Shurley Method. The

scholarship is available to a sophomore, education major, who is enrolled

full-time in at least 12 credit hours. The student must achieve a satisfactory

grade point average during the fall semester to be considered for renewal of

the scholarship for the spring semester.

 

 

 

Mattye K. Martin of Judsonia has been awarded the Denver and Ruby

 

Nettles Scholarship. Martin is a freshman, seeking an Associate of Arts. The

scholarship pays $200 for the Fall 2014 semester. The Denver and Ruby Nettles

scholarship is a memorial scholarship, established in memory of Denver E.

Nettles, a former assistant professor and division chair of the agriculture

department at ASU-Beebe. The scholarship is available to a freshman or

sophomore agriculture major, with an emphasis on academic achievement, and may

be applied toward tuition, book purchases, or residence hall fees. The student

must achieve a satisfactory grade point average during the fall semester to be

considered for renewal of the scholarship for the spring semester.

 

 

 

Brooke A. Murray of Cabot has been awarded the E. H.  and Ruth Abington

 

Scholarship.  Murray is a sophomore seeking an Associate of

Applied Science in Criminal Justice. The scholarship pays $250 for the Fall

2014 semester. The scholarship is available to sophomore students enrolled

full-time in at least 12 credit hours. The student must achieve a satisfactory

grade point average during the fall semester to be considered for renewal of

the scholarship for the spring semester.

 

 

 

Madison Nichols of Augusta has been awarded the Denver and Ruby

 

Nettles Scholarship. Nichols is a freshman, seeking an Associate of Science in

Agriculture with an emphasis in agriculture business. The scholarship pays $200

for the Fall 2014 semester. The Denver and Ruby Nettles scholarship is a

memorial scholarship, established in memory of Denver E. Nettles, a former

assistant professor and division chair of the agriculture department at

ASU-Beebe. The scholarship is available to a freshman or sophomore agriculture

major, with an emphasis on academic achievement, and may be applied toward

tuition, book purchases, or residence hall fees. The student must achieve a

satisfactory grade point average during the fall semester to be considered for

renewal of the scholarship for the spring semester.

 

 

 

Kristen Portale of Jacksonville has been awarded the Doris Sue

 

Waddle-Whittaker Scholarship. Portale is a freshman seeking an Associate of Applied

Science in General Technology with an emphasis in practical nursing. The

scholarship pays $300 for the Fall 2014 semester. The Doris Sue

Waddle-Whittaker Scholarship was endowed in 2004 by the family as a memorial to

the former student and nurse. The scholarship is awarded to a first-year

nursing student.

 

 

 

Collin Powell of Ward has been awarded the Development Council

 

Endowment Scholarship. Powell is a freshman seeking an Associate of Arts. The

scholarship pays $500 for the Fall 2014 semester. The ASU-Beebe Development

Council is a group of community leaders and friends of the university, who

combine efforts to secure private funding and increase endowments to benefit

students choosing to attend ASU-Beebe. The Development Council Endowment

Scholarship was established in 2005, and is available to a full-time student

enrolled in at least 12 credit hours.

 

 

 

Jon Rossbach of Cabot has been awarded the Development Council

 

Endowment Scholarship. Rossbach is a freshman seeking an Associate of Applied

Science in Criminal Justice. The scholarship pays $500 for the Fall 2014

semester. The ASU-Beebe Development Council is a group of community leaders and

friends of the university, who combine efforts to secure private funding and

increase endowments to benefit students choosing to attend ASU-Beebe. The

Development Council Endowment Scholarship was established in 2005, and is

available to a full-time student enrolled in at least 12 credit hours.

 

 

 

Cody Salmon of Harrison has been awarded the R.V. Powell

 

Scholarship. Salmon is a freshman seeking an Associate of Science in

Agriculture with an emphasis in animal science. The scholarship pays $200 for

the Fall 2014 semester. The R.V. Powell Scholarship was established in memory

of R.V. Powell, a longtime local businessman and friend of ASU-Beebe. The

scholarship is available to freshmen agriculture majors, with an emphasis on

academic achievement and agriculture related participation while in high

school. The student must achieve a satisfactory grade point average during the

fall semester to be considered for renewal of the scholarship for the spring

semester.

 

 

 

Brittany A. Swears of Carlisle has been awarded the W. H. Owen Jr.

 

Memorial Scholarship. Swears is a freshman seeking an Associate of Applied

Science in Health Sciences. The scholarship pays $400 for the Fall 2014

semester. The scholarship was established in memory of former ASU-Beebe

chancellor W. H. Owen Jr. The scholarship is available to a full-time student

enrolled in at least 12 credit hours who has earned a 3.5 or better cumulative

grade point average.

 

 

 

Dustin Trammell of Quitman has been awarded the James and Wilma

 

Beard Scholarship. Trammell is a freshman seeking an Associate of Science in

Business. The scholarship pays $250 for the Fall 2014 semester. The

scholarship was given by the late Wilma Beard, long-time chair of the English

and Fine Arts Division, in memory of her husband, James Beard. The scholarship

is available to a full-time student enrolled in at least 12 credit hours. The

student must achieve a satisfactory grade point average during the fall

semester to be considered for renewal of the scholarship for the spring semester.

 

 

 

Richard D. Turner of Austin has been awarded the James and Wilma

 

Beard Scholarship. Turner is seeking an Associate of Science in Business. The

scholarship pays $500 for the Fall 2014 semester. The scholarship was

given by the late Wilma Beard, long-time chair of the English and Fine Arts

Division, in memory of her husband, James Beard. The scholarship is available

to a full-time student enrolled in at least 12 credit hours. The student must

achieve a satisfactory grade point average during the fall semester to be

considered for renewal of the scholarship for the spring semester.

 

 

 

Amy Whitfield of Ward has been awarded the Sharae Elizabeth Jones

 

Memorial Scholarship. Whitfield is a freshman seeking an Associate of Arts in

Teaching, specializing in early childhood education. The scholarship pays

$1,116 for the Fall 2014 semester. The scholarship is available to a full-time

student enrolled in at least 12 credit hours, who is not a recipient of a

federally funded grant.

 

 

 

“ASU-Beebe is very proud of our scholarship recipients,” said Dr.

 

Keith Pinchback, vice chancellor for Institutional Advancement. “We are also

grateful to the foundation scholarship donors for making educational

opportunities available to ASU-Beebe students.”

 

 

 

To

 

establish or contribute to an ASU-Beebe scholarship, contact the ASU-Beebe

Office of Institutional Advancement at (501) 882-8855, or visit the website at www.asub.edu.

 

 

 

Arkansas State

 

University-Beebe is a regional state university that is an operationally

separate, two-year institution of the Arkansas State University System. 

With campuses located in Beebe, Heber Springs, Searcy, and Little Rock Air

Force Base, the university offers associate degrees, certificates, and

non-credit training for business and industry.  The Beebe campus also

collaborates with A-State at Jonesboro to offer baccalaureate and graduate

degrees on the Beebe campus.


El Salvador Faculty Exchange
Published: August 28 2014

The Global Awareness Committee at Arkansas State University-Beebe will host presentations by Professor Roberto Carlos Flores from the Catholic University of El Salvador (CUES) beginning September 8. 

 

In addition to meeting with ASU-Beebe student groups and participating in classes, Professor Flores will present a public lecture on Wednesday, Sept. 10, from 10-10:30 a.m. in the Lecture Hall, Room 120, at the Science Building. He will speak on Salvadoran culture and education.

 

ASU-Beebe faculty members Thomas Fernandez, instructor of art, and Dr. Jake Marquess, assistant professor of biology, will participate in an exchange opportunity from September 22-28, as they travel to El Salvador.

 

While in El Salvador, the ASU-Beebe instructors will present lectures, while preparing future opportunities for collaboration with the CUES faculty. When they return to ASU-Beebe, Fernandez and Marquess plan to share their experiences.

 

For more information about ASU-Beebe, call (501) 882-3600, or view the website at www.asub.edu.

 

Arkansas State University-Beebe is a regional state university that is an operationally separate, two-year institution of the Arkansas State University System.  With campuses located in Beebe, Heber Springs, Searcy, and Little Rock Air Force Base, the university offers associate degrees, certificates, and non-credit training for business and industry.  The Beebe campus also collaborates with A-State at Jonesboro to offer baccalaureate and graduate degrees on the Beebe campus.



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