KASU announces format
changes starting July 6
Change is in, and on, the air at
ASU-Jonesboro’s radio station, KASU 91.9 FM. As of
July 6, the KASU format will change to include the introduction
of public radio’s finest national discussion programs from mid-morning
to mid-afternoon, programs such as "The
Diane Rehm Show,"
Air with Terry Gross," Dick Gordon's
and Neal Conan's "Talk of the Nation."
Mike Doyle, KASU station manager, notes that KASU management and staff studied the schedule carefully,
decided which programs to add, and are confident that listeners will
appreciate the variety of new voices and topics chosen especially
From Monday-Friday, beginning at 5 a.m., NPR’s
"Morning Edition," with
Steve Inskeep and Renee Montagne, will air as usual, with KASU’s Mark
Smith providing local updates. "The Diane Rehm Show" will follow
"Morning Edition" from 9-11 a.m. "Fresh Air with Terry Gross" begins at
11 a.m., followed at 12 noon by "The Story" with Dick Gordon. Neal
Conan’s "Talk of the Nation" runs from 1-3 p.m., and NPR’s
Considered," with Melissa Block, Michele Norris and Robert Siegal, will
remain in its regular slot while adding an additional hour from
3:30-6:30 p.m. Local and regional news with Greg Chance will continue to
air at 3:12 p.m., and "Marketplace" will air from 6:30-7 p.m.
times for classical music will shift to the evening.
Today," with Fred Child, will occupy
the 7-9 p.m. slot, followed by "The Concert Hall," from 9-11 p.m. "The
Concert Hall," formerly known as "Sunday Symphonies," will vary as the
seasons change. Peter Van de Graaff will host "Classical Music" from 11 p.m.-5 a.m. Weekend programming will also change.
To request a program guide, call (870) 972-2200 or 1-800-643-8269. To
view or print the new KASU program grid, click
For details, see the NewsPage
ASU Facilities Management custodial staff hosts seminar
Members of the ASU Facilities Management custodial staff
recently hosted the Custodial Training Institute at St. Bernards Auditorium.
According to Helen McCoy, custodial coordinator, this
is the 8th year that ASU has hosted the event. Attendees included
custodial staff and supervisors from northeast Arkansas and
southeast Missouri, as well as people from as far away as the
University of Arkansas at Fort Smith, for a total of 190 people
from 12 educational institutions. ASU staff participated in
state-mandated training dealing with blood-borne pathogens and
chemical safety. Staff also heard about new procedures, ne
equipment, and new chemicals, as well as garnering information from
vendors and regulators about new trends in custodial management. ASU
staff spent the final hours of the event demonstrating how to do
things that all custodial staff members have to deal with, from
viral infections to candle wax in carpets. Beth Murff, MSN, RN, CCRN,
with St Bernard’s Regional Medical Center, led the group's
blood-borne pathogen training. George Jones, Certified Chemical
Consultant with Spartan Chemicals led the session on chemical safety
and material safety data sheets (MSDS). Pictured, standing, rear,
Jones, Allison Jordan, Bill Burns, and Bob
Smith. Seated, from left, are Patsy Puckett, Donna
Simpson, Judy Hass, Helen McCoy (standing), Mia
Sheppard Taylor, and Hester Hall.
Four-week Summer Writing Institute
The Arkansas Delta Writing Project will complete its
first Summer Writing Institute for Teachers on Thursday, July 2.
The four-week summer institute was held at
ASU-Jonesboro in the Department of Teacher Education.
A recognition and recruitment “drop-in” event will be held on Thursday,
July 2, in the Spring River Room, 3rd floor, Student
Union, from 1-3 p.m. The catered event will feature the achievements of
the summer writing fellows and the recruitment of the Arkansas Delta
Writing Project (ADWP) fellows for the summer of 2010.The fourteen
educators chosen for this year's recently concluded Summer Writing
Institute studied the latest research and effective classroom
practices for teaching writing, and received a fellowship for
graduate credit at ASU-Jonesboro, free books, and a new network of
friends and colleagues through the
National Writing Project.
The National Writing Project (NWP) is the most significant coordinated effort
to improve writing in America, and national research studies confirm significant gains in writing
performance among students whose teachers participate in NWP programs.
For more information, visit the
Arkansas Delta Writing Project online, or contact
Dr. Dixie Keyes
at (870) 680-8065. For a complete list of this year's participants,
or for more information about the program, see the
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