Arkansas State University

Arkansas State University has suspended all fraternity and sorority social events until April 1 after a student was accused of raping a woman at a fraternity party.

The letter was sent out Tuesday by the university's Greek Life officials. The suspension includes "all registered social events, drop-ins, formals, semi-formals, date nights" or any other social events.

The university says it will host mandatory "risk-reduction" training sessions in March for fraternity and sorority members.

Arkansas State University

Arkansas State University officials say construction is on target for its campus in Queretaro, Mexico, to open to students in the fall of 2017.

The Jonesboro Sun reports that phase one of the project includes building an academic area on 87 acres of the 370-acre campus. It will include computer labs, a library, academic offices, a student union, classroom and labs.

The chancellor of Arkansas State University says construction is scheduled to begin in February on ASU's campus in Mexico.

ASU Chancellor Tim Hudson says the $50 million campus in Queretaro is expected to open in fall 2015.

ASU will become the first comprehensive U.S. university in Mexico with an American-style campus. Hudson says the first phase of academic space on the 200 acre campus is being designed to accommodate up to 5,000 students, with a goal of 1,000 students in the first year.

ASU Implements iPad Requirement For Incoming Freshmen

Jun 10, 2013

Arkansas State University in Jonesboro is requiring all incoming freshman to have iPads for class beginning this fall, officials said.

Students will be using the tablets to download e-textbooks and utilize article databases like JSTOR, LexisNexis and EBSCOhost. ASU faculty will also use services like iTunes U and iBooks Author to develop innovative, multimedia-based programs to better engage students with the learning process.