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Arkansas State University (also known as A-State) is a public university and is the flagship campus of the Arkansas State University System, the state's second largest college system and second largest university by enrollment. It is located atop 1,376 acres (5.6 km2) on Crowley's Ridge at Jonesboro, Arkansas, United States. The university marked its centennial year in 2009.
A-State was founded as the First District Agricultural School in Jonesboro in 1909 by the Arkansas Legislature as a regional agricultural training school. Robert W. Glover, a Missionary Baptist pastor who served in both houses of the Arkansas Legislature from Sheridan (1905–1912), introduced in 1909 the resolution calling for the establishment of four state agricultural colleges, including the future ASU.
Master's degree graduate programs were initiated in 1955, and ASU began offering its first doctoral degree, in educational leadership, in the fall of 1992. A second doctoral program, in environmental science, was begun in the fall of 1997, and the doctoral program in heritage studies began in the fall of 2001. Newer doctoral programs are in environmental science, molecular biosciences and physical therapy.
Today, the institution has more than 70,000 alumni. Programs at the specialist's, master's, bachelor's and associate degree levels are available through the various colleges: Agriculture and Technology, Business, Education, Engineering, Fine Arts, Humanities and Social Sciences, Media and Communication, Nursing and Health Professions, Sciences and Mathematics, and University College.
The Office of Global Initiatives promotes A-STATE’S international prominence, bringing the university’s research, scholarship, art, education and service programs to the world and bringing the world to A-STATE. In cooperation with the university’s colleges, we support and advance their efforts to create international academic and research partnerships as well as study abroad opportunities for A-STATE students.
INTERNATIONAL STUDENT SERVICES
Located in the Office of the Provost, the Office of Global Initiatives supervises a system of support that advances the university’s academic mission by fostering research and other partnerships, recruiting international students, and developing opportunities for A-STATE students to study, conduct research, work in internships and engage in service-based learning abroad.
A-STATE has a strong tradition of establishing international partnerships. Across the university, individual departments, programs and scholars also join forces with governments, businesses, communities and other institutions of higher learning around the world to develop teaching and research programs addressing global problems.
The Office of Global Initiatives provides support to A-STATE colleges and departments that wish to pursue international partnerships through Memoranda of Understanding or other means.