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Student Activities

ASU-Newport offers a variety of co-curricular events to engage and support students on and off-campus. 

Black History Month

February 2019 Events Coming Soon

February 2018 activities included the following events: Join us for "Finding Purpose in your Pain" a free Lunch-N-Learn with guest speaker LaTasha Wakefield Robinson.  Continuing the celebration our Dean of Student Development, Veronica Manning, will host a trip to the A-State Museum for their "Sorting out Race" exhibit.  If you can't make it to these events feel free to visit our Virtual Learning Journey in Canvas.  

  • February 12 - ASU-Newport 1:30p.m. - 2:30p.m. in Walton Hall Library
  • February 13 - ASUN-Jonesboro 11:30a.m. - 12:30p.m. Main Building Room 210
  • February 14 - ASUN-Marked Tree 11:30a.m. - 12:30p.m. Main Building Library
  • February 15 - A-State Museum 9:30 a.m. - RSVP to
  • Virtual Learning Journey - Civil Rights Movement (Online Course in Canvas)

Career Services

Arkansas State University-Newport Career Services provides ASUN students with the knowledge, skills, and connections to become confident in their career exploration. Students have the opportunity to meet with a staff member to receive a resume critique, review of their cover letter, and participate in a mock interview. A variety of career planning presentations and workshops for classes or student organizations are also available on a variety of topics including career services overview, leadership, job search preparation, interviewing, resume/cover letter, professional image, and social media presence. Career Services also plans career fairs throughout the year to link students with possible career opportunities. 

Campus Police classes

Arkansas State University – Newport's campus police department work to enhance the safety of the member of the ASUN community and the security of all the campus' facilities.  Campus Police provide a safe and secure environment through campus patrol, parking/traffic enforcement, emergency response, accident investigation, safety training, compliance and security reporting, nightly escort service, and unlocking vehicle doors. Campus Police also teach informative classes on a variety of topics including active shooter, bullying, domestic violence, drug & alcohol prevention, identity theft, sexual assault, and stalking.  

Citizenship and Constitution Day

ASU-Newport observes Constitution Day with a variety of activities and resources promote the study of the constitution each September to commemorate the September 17, 1787 signing of the United States Constitution. Each campus library showcases literature detailing the Constitution and voter registration forms for faculty, staff, and students.  

Welcome Week

Activities are scheduled at the beginning of the Fall and Spring semesters to welcome students and acquaint them with the campus.  Solution Stations hosted by Student Affairs are on campus each day of the first week to assist students with their course schedule, financial aid, and information technology services.  

Day of the Dead 

ASU-Newport celebrates the holiday to enhance the cultural knowledge of students. Guest speakers, cultural cuisine, and art are incorporated to broaden students' understanding of cultural diversity.  

Spring Fling

These are fun events are held to celebrate the end of the Spring semester and promote alcohol and drug prevention. Students enjoy food, t-shirts, and outdoor activities while having fun in a drug and alcohol-free environment. Educational activities are planned to teach students how to celebrate responsibly.  

Movies in the Park

ASU-Newport student activities pair with Newport Chamber of Commerce for the Movies in the Park series. This series is open to the community runs from March through September to provide free family entertainment once a month in downtown Newport. ASUN student organizations provide the concession stand as a fundraiser for their student leadership convention travels.   

Student Health Fair

Student Health Fairs are held on each campus and provided by the ASU-Newport Nursing Department. Nursing students and faculty provide free health screenings for the students. Screenings include finger stick glucose screening, BMI, blood pressure screening, and education on testicular self-exam, breast self-exam, and sexually transmitted diseases.  

Christmas Parades

Students participate in decorating and riding on the ASUN float for local Christmas parades in Newport, Jonesboro, and Marked Tree communities.  

ASU-Newport Coffeehouse

These events are held monthly on the ASUN-Jonesboro campus to showcase the musical and vocal talents of the student community. ASU-Newport Hospitality students prepare the light snacks served at the event. It is an open mic format that allows students to perform at leisure and transportation from the other campuses can be provided.  

Student Organizations

Join one of ASU-Newport's student-lead organization!  By joining an organization, you will take part in unique student engagement opportunities to enhance your leadership skills, build relationships with peers, and engage networking experiences with local business and community leaders. Student organizations are the pulse of our learning community while at ASU-Newport. Therefore, our students enjoy a wide array of student-led organizations, spanning from professional to social, with a wide spectrum of activities to cultivate a student-centered environment while on campus.  If interested, you can find an organization that fits your interests and needs while at ASU-Newport.  

Minority Support Group

The Minority Support group was established in an effort to better serve the ASU-Newport minority students’ needs. This organization also strives to provide support to minority students which will ultimately make their transition into the ASUN campus environment an easy and convenient one.

Phi Beta Lambda (PBL) Business Organization

Phi Beta Lambda's mission is to bring business and education together in a positive working relationship through innovative leadership and career development programs.  In short, PBL is designed to introduce and educate students about the business world through speakers, workshops, company visits, conferences, and competitive events. primarily help students transition to the business world.

Phi Theta Kappa (PTK) International Honor Society

The mission of Phi Theta Kappa, an exclusive international academic honor society, is to recognize and encourage the academic achievement of two-year college students and to provide opportunities for individual growth and development through participation in honors, leadership, service and fellowship programming. 

To become a member of Phi Theta Kappa is not only an honor but an opportunity to grow scholastically, develop leadership qualities and make a difference through service both in and out of your community. In order to be eligible for Phi Theta Kappa, students must:  (A)  Be enrolled in an accredited institution offering an associate degree program; (B) Complete a minimum of 12 hours of coursework leading to an associate degree; (C) Have a 3.5 grade point average; and (D) Enjoy full rights of citizenship.  For more information, please refer to the Phi Theta Kappa website.

Physical Education Majors (PEM) Club

PEM Club is a campus organization made up of students who are physical education majors or who are considering becoming physical education majors. The focus is on providing opportunities for students to be involved in activities related to physical education and health including several state and national organizations.

Membership is open to all ASUN students who are current or prospective physical education majors or elementary education majors considering a certification in physical education. If you are interested or considering physical education as a major field of study, contact Dr. Allen Mooneyhan at (870) 512-7864 or email .

Student Government Association (SGA)

The Student Government Association of ASU-Newport is dedicated to the service and betterment of the college and its surrounding communities by fostering and exhibiting university spirit, respect, and responsibility. SGA makes a commitment to encourage the student body to get involved in worthy projects and to serve the general welfare of the institution.  In short, SGA helps build leadership skills, develop friendships and networks, and it looks great on a resume or a transfer application.

Student Surgical Technologist Organization

The Student Surgical Technologist Organization is dedicated to the service and betterment of the college, its surrounding community, and the career of Surgical Technologist. We will realize this mission by fostering and exhibiting university spirit, respect, responsibility, and honoring the accepted practices of the career of Surgical Technologist.

Intramural Sports

ASU-Newport offers an intramural sports program to provide students with an opportunity for recreation and friendly competition. ASU-Newport offers basketball, softball, volleyball, flag football, dodge ball and ping pong.

Contact

For more information, contact the Dean of Student Development, Veronica Manning at (870) 512-7890 or veronica_manning@asun.edu