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Holistic Student Support

Overview

This is your one-stop for student supports resources at ASUN! Our goal is to holistically support you during your time at ASU-Newport! 

Questions? Email

Academic Supports: Academic Tutoring

ASU-Newport has a variety of options to get you the help you need in reaching your academic goals. The Academic Support Center at ASU-Newport provides free support services to all students conducting homework, seeking tutoring or attending workshops. Developmental classes emphasized at the Center include Math and English Fundamentals 

 The Center also has access to online practice and study exams in the areas of CDL truck driving, nursing prep, PRAXIS, ACT and SATs.

Academic Support

In-Person: Academic tutors are available on each campus to get help with your courses. Tutors work with students in all developmental classes as well as other course levels. Tutorial services include math and writing as well as study software that can be accessed for a variety of subjects including math, science, history, and writing.

Online: SmartThinking tutoring is available online 24/7 to all ASUN students. SmartThinking tutoring has the ability to assist students with a wide variety of subject areas. To access SmartThinkihng, click on the SmartThinking link in your Canvas account. 

 

 

Contact Us

Contact

For more information about the Academic Support Center, contact Academic Affairs at (870) 512-7844 or academicaffairs@asun.edu

Fall and Spring Hours of Operation:
Monday - Friday, 8:00 a.m. - 4:30 p.m.

Summer Hours of Operation:
Monday - Thursday, 7:00 a.m. - 5:30 p.m.

Academic Supports: ASU-Newport Adult Education Programs

ASUN's Adult Education Page

Adult Education Center
7648 Victory Blvd.
Newport, AR 72112
(870) 512-7814
Email:  

Jonesboro Adult Education Center
2601 Commerce Drive
Jonesboro, AR 

Email:  

Trumann Sims-Talbot Center
212 S. Melton
Trumann, AR

Email:  

Campus Student Supports: Procedures for Reporting Crimes and Emergencies

Students, faculty or staff of all campuses encountering emergencies or violations of institutional regulations or local, state or federal law should report these incidents to one of the following:

ASUN Campus Police: (870) 512-7866
Newport Police: (870) 523-2721
Jonesboro Police: (870) 935-5551
Marked Tree Police: (870) 358-2024

Campus Student Supports: Quick Reference Emergency Numbers

If you believe you are a victim of any of these situations you can and should seek out help and assistance from the following agencies:

Who to contact to report an incident at ASU-Newport:

 

ASU-Newport Campus Police: (870) 512-7866

Student Affairs: (870) 512-7835

Marked Tree Campus (870) 358-8614

Jonesboro Campus (870) 680-8717

Local Law enforcement agencies:

Newport Police :(870) 523-2721

Jonesboro Police: (870) 923-2176

Marked Tree Police: (870) 358-2024

Agencies and contacts in the ASUN area that can provide assistance:

Unity Health - Harris Hospital, Inc.
1205 McLain
Newport, AR 72112
(870) 523-8911

St. Bernard’s Regional Medical Center
224 East Matthews
Jonesboro, AR. 72401
(870) 972-4288

NEA Baptist Memorial Hospital
4800 E. Johnson Ave.
Jonesboro, AR 72401
(870)-936-1000

 
Student Service Supports: Drug or Alcohol Counseling, Treatment, Rehabilitation, & Re-entry Programs

ASUN encourages students and employees to voluntarily seek help with drug and alcohol problems.  There are drug or alcohol counseling, treatment and rehabilitation facilities in our area where advice and treatment are available.

The telephone numbers of these facilities may be found in your local telephone book or yellow pages under Drug Abuse and Addiction – Information and Treatment. 

Northeast Arkansas Regional Recovery Center (NEARRC), at
2401 Fox Meadow Ln
Jonesboro, AR 72403
(870) 932-0228

Birch Tree Communities, Inc.
210 Third Street
Newport, Arkansas 72112
(501) 315-3344

There are national organizations that can be contacted for help. 

  • The Alcoholism and Drug Abuse Hotline is open 24 hours daily, 1-800-252-6465. 
  • The Cocaine Hotline, 1-800-444-9999 is also open 24 hours. 
  • The National Institute on Drug Abuse Hotline is available 8:00 AM to 2:00 AM, Monday through Friday and 11:00 AM to 2:00 Am on weekends, 1-800-662-4357.  
Student Service Supports: Resources for Victims of Sexual Assault

The Student Right to Know and Campus Security Act require that students be provided information concerning campus sexual assault programs and the procedures which should be followed once an offense has occurred. Although it may be difficult, it is always best to report a sexual assault (rape, attempted rape, or acquaintance rape) to a University official or the local law enforcement as quickly as possible. Crimes that occur on-campus will be referred to the ASUN Campus Police for jurisdiction purposes.

If you believe you are a victim of sexual assault, you can and should seek out help and assistance from the following ASUN employees:

Who to contact to report an incident of sexual assault at ASU-Newport:

ASUN Campus Police ...............................................(870) 512-7866

Student Affairs ...........................................................(870) 512-7838

Local Law enforcement agencies:

Newport Police..........................................................(870) 523-2721

Jonesboro Police ......................................................(870) 923-2176

Marked Tree Police....................................................(870) 358-2024

Medical Centers/ Hospitals

Individuals may also report a sexual assault to any of the local hospitals or obtain assistance from the following community resources that include, but are not limited to:

Unity Health – Harris Medical Center
1205 McLain
Newport, AR 72112
(870) 523-8911

St. Bernard’s Regional Medical Center
224 East Matthews
Jonesboro, AR. 72401
(870) 972-4288

NEA Baptist Memorial Hospital
4800 E. Johnson Ave.
Jonesboro, AR 72401
(870) 936-1000

Student Service Supports: Counseling Services

Internal Resources

ASUN offers a variety of counseling services to ASUN students, faculty, and staff. Questions? Email

External Resources

Arkansas Coalition Against Sexual Assault
Toll-Free 1-866-63-ACASA (22272)

Arkansas Coalition Against Domestic Violence
800-799-SAFE

Teen Dating Abuse Helpline
866-331-9474

National Sexual Assault Hotline
1-800-656-HOPE

National Center on Domestic and Sexual Violence
Web: www.ncdsv.org

National Coalition Against Domestic Violence
Web: www.ncadv.org

National Center for Victims of Crime
Web: www.ncvc.org

National Sexual Violence Resource Center
Web: www.nsvrc.org

Rape Abuse Incest National Network (RAINN)
Web: www.rainn.org

Further Reading

Dealing with Stress Related to COVID-19

Student Service Supports: Arkansas Regional Workforce Centers
Student Service Supports: Human Services of Northeast Arkansas

Department of Human Services Newport
1480 AR-367, Newport, AR 72112
(870) 523-9828
humanservices.arkansas.gov

Department of Human Services Jonesboro
1600 Browns Lane Access Rd, Jonesboro, AR 72401
(870) 972-1732
humanservices.arkansas.gov

Department of Human Services Wynne
803 US-64, Wynne, AR 72396
(870) 238-8553
humanservices.arkansas.gov

Department of Human Services Wynne
N Airport Rd, West Memphis, AR 72301
(870) 732-5170 ext. 169
humanservices.arkansas.gov

Student Service Supports: Career Services (ASUN and Local Employment Providers)

ASUN's Career Services

We know it's important to be prepared for the next step beyond graduation! Knowing what you want to do beyond ASUN is an excellent way to ensure you are developing yourself inside and outside of the classroom. ASUN has Career Services Workshops (in-person and via Canvas) to help you prepare for you for the workforce.

Schedule an appointment today with ASUN’s Dean for Student Development to review your resume, participate in mock interviews, explore available jobs in your field of study and much more!

Email studentdevelopment@asun.edu to schedule your appointment to prepare for the next step beyond ASUN.

Northeast Arkansas Employment Providers

Express Employment Professionals
2510 E. Nettleton Ave #2 Jonesboro, AR 72401
(870) 910-5627
www.expresspros.com

Experience Works
4305 Stadium BLVD Jonesboro, AR 72401
(870) 933-9696
www.experienceworks.org

Staffmark
3009 E. Nettleton Ave # D, Jonesboro, AR 72401
(870) 931-7555

Manpower
3704 S. Caraway Rd Suite 4, Jonesboro, Ar 72404
(870) 268-0072
www.manpower.com 

Arkansas Workforce Centers

Arkansas Department of Workforce Services- Newport
7648 Victory Blvd. Newport, AR 72112
(870) 523-3641

Arkansas Department of Workforce Services- Jonesboro
2311 E. Nettleton Ave. Jonesboro, AR 72401
(870) 910-8129
www.arjoblink.arkansas.gov

Student Service Supports: Food, Housing, and Transportation Resources

Jonesboro JET System
870-935-5387
https://www.jonesboro.org/281/JET
Route 17-Stops at ASU-Newport Adult Education Center in Jonesboro
Route 53-Stops in front of ASU-Newport at Jonesboro

The Haven of Northeast Arkansas
(800) 474-1064
www.thehavenofneainc.org

United Way of Northeast Arkansas 
407 Union Street
Jonesboro, AR 72401
(870) 935-3658

https://www.uwnea.org/

Resource Directory: https://www.uwnea.org/sites/uwnea.org/files/Resource-Directory_July2018.pdf

LOCAL FOOD RESOURCES  

  • Locate Free Meals for My Child: The “Meals for Kids” interactive map directs people to local sites where kids can get free meals. The site finder currently lists more than 20,000 meal sites from 23 states, and more sites will be added as states submit data each week. The map is available in both English and Spanish at www.fns.usda.gov/meals4kids. 

  • Local Food Pantries: The Food Bank of Northeast Arkansas provides hunger relief to people in need by raising awareness, securing resources, and distributing food through a network of non-profit agencies and programs.  

Please click on the links below to access information on resources from the Food Bank in your county.  

 

NATIONAL FOOD RESOURCES 

The USDA is also making the data available to developers, to incorporate in other applications. For example, Food Finder and Nutrislice, have both developed innovative solutions to increase nationwide access to these critical free meals. Food Finder will display USDA’s Meals for Kids locations on their web and mobile app, while Nutrislice is offering their mobile ordering and meal locator solutions for free to hundreds of schools nationwide. 

The USDA National Hunger Hotline remains a helpful resource for people seeking food assistance. The hotline, operated by Hunger Free America, can be reached Monday through Friday between 7 a.m. to 10 p.m. ET. at 1-866-3-HUNGRY (1-866-348-6479) or 1-877-8-HAMBRE (1-877-842-6273) (for Spanish).  

USDA’s Food and Nutrition Service (FNS) administers 15 nutrition assistance programs that leverage American’s agricultural abundance to ensure children and low-income individuals and families have nutritious food to eat. FNS also co-develops the Dietary Guidelines for Americans, which provide science-based nutrition recommendations and serve as the cornerstone of federal nutrition policy. 

More Old Treasures Thrift Store
1019 Malcolm Ave., Newport, AR 72112
(870) 523-1017

Arkansas Center for Independence (Formerly Jackson County Learning Center)
8149 Curtner Dr. Newport, AR 72112
(870) 523-8488
www.arcenterforindependence.org

Student Service Supports: Access Arkansas (Department of Human Services Benefits)

Access Arkansas is an online service provided by the Arkansas Department of Human Services(DHS). It is an anonymous screening of potential eligibility for 20 DHS managed benefit programs.

Access Arkansas is single-point to submit online applications for the following Arkansas DHS managed programs:

  • Child Care Assistance - Financial assistance for childcare
  • Medicare Savings Program - Provides help with paying Medicare premiums
  • Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program (SNAP) - Assistance buying food
  • Transitional Employment Assistance (TEA) - provides case management services to assist families with children under 18 years old with finding employment.
  • Pregnant Women Medicaid - Health coverage for women over age 19 who are pregnant
  • Arkansas Works Program - Health care coverage for adults ages 19-64

Visit Access Arkansas today to see if you are eligible for support resources! 

Student Service Supports: Income Tax Preparation

Free income tax preparation is available to students who qualify. Please visit the following link to learn more about this service.

Student Service Supports: Emergency Financial Aid Assistance (ASU-Newport Student Success Fund)

The Student Success Fund (SSF) assists Arkansas State University-Newport students who encounter an unforeseen emergency or catastrophic event that would otherwise prevent them from earning a degree or certificate at ASU-Newport. Each applicant is asked to describe, in detail, the nature of the emergency and state how SSF funds would assist in alleviating the circumstances.

APPLICATION PROCESS

To apply for assistance from the SSF, it is recommended that students:

  • Be a degree-seeking student at ASU-Newport.
  • Have a cumulative GPA of 2.0 for all coursework completed at ASU-Newport or be a new student to ASU-Newport.
  • Be registered in at least six credit hours for the current semester.

To complete the application, click here.

AWARD

Maximum SSF award is normally $500 per student per the calendar year. If the request is for a personal expense such as rent, medical bills, utilities, childcare, auto repair, or textbooks, the approved funding would be made payable to the third party on behalf of the student or a gift card provided. Payments are considered taxable income and students are responsible for reporting this sum when filing tax returns. Due to limited funding, every request may not be approved. Repeated requests from the same student also are not likely to be approved. (Note: Direct payment will not be made to the student.)

PROCEDURE

  • Students interested in SSF funding must submit a completed application. Submissions can be email to or submitted in-person to the ASU-Newport campus closest.
  • Each application is reviewed on a case-by-case basis. 
  • Applications are considered based on the academic program, educational goals, grade point average, application content and quality, financial aid, financial need, financial emergency, and/or special circumstances. 
  • Students are notified via ASU-Newport student email regarding the committee’s decision within 5 business days. 
  • All decisions are final; not all applications will be funded.

Questions? Email

Student Service Supports: Center for Educational Access (Student Disability Services)

At ASU-Newport, we believe every student has the right to achieve their highest ability academically, socially and intellectually. Although ASUN does not offer a specialized curriculum for persons with disabilities or assume the role of a rehabilitation center, we offer a variety of support services so that students with disabilities are admitted and integrated as completely as possible into the university. 

Reasonable accommodations are provided on an individual basis and are determined from the student's documentation and interview with the Center for Educational Access. To obtain reasonable academic accommodations, students must provide documentation of diagnosed disability to the Center for Educational Access Coordinator. It is to your advantage to contact the Center for Educational Access Coordinator before enrolling in courses at ASU-Newport. 

Visit https://asun.edu/cea to learn more about the Center for Educational Access. 
 

Arkansas Rehabilitation Services

Arkansas Rehabilitation Services' (ARS) mission is to prepare Arkansans with disabilities to work and lead productive and independent lives.

Rehabilitation Services-Jonesboro
2920 Longview, Drive, Jonesboro, AR 72401
(870) 972-0025
www.arcareeducation.org

Rehabilitation Services-Batesville
111 N 12th St, Batesville, AR 72501
(870) 793-4224
www.arcareeducation.org

Rehabilitation Services-West Memphis
210 Shopping Way Blvd #D, West Memphis, AR 72301
(870) 735-4725
www.arcareeducation.org

Student Service Supports: Information Technology Services

ASU-Newport's Information Technology Services Team is here to help you with your information technology needs. 

Services Available

Video Tutorials for Common Issues

Password Reset Information

Canvas Student Guides

Microsoft Office Downloads 

For information about the services offered by the ITS, visit http://its.asun.edu/

Questions? Email .

Student Service Supports: Student Financial Aid (Grants, Loans, Scholarships, and Financial Literacy)

The ASU-Newport Office of Financial Aid is available in-person and online to answer all of your questions about paying for college!

For more information about student financial aid at ASU-Newport, visit https://asun.edu/financial_aid

 

Student Service Supports: Veteran Services

ASU-Newport takes great pride in supporting our troops, and we are extremely proud to have members of the Guard, Reserve, active duty and retired military as students and staff on all of our campus locations. 

For more information about Veteran Services, visit https://asun.edu/veterans_services

Questions? Email

Student Service Supports: Extracurricular Activities and Student Leadership Opportunities

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

For more information about how to get involved in Student Life at ASU-Newport, visit https://www.asun.edu/student_life

Questions? Email

Student Service Supports: Personal Growth

During your time at ASU-Newport, we want you to reach your academic and personal goals! Below are resources to help you develop yourself outside of the classroom! 

Podcasts

Congratulations, You’re In College! Now What?

https://www.npr.org/2019/08/30/755801847/congratulations-youre-in-college-now-what

 How to do Well (And Be Happy!) In College

https://www.npr.org/2019/09/03/757161013/how-to-do-well-and-be-happy-in-college

 How to Get A Job After College

https://www.npr.org/2019/08/30/755803269/how-to-get-a-job-after-college

Student Services Supports: Transfer Services (Transferring to a Four-Year College)

For some students, ASU-Newport is only the first step in reaching their academic goals! We have staff dedicated to assist students through the process of transferring to a four-year institution. 

For more information about transferring from ASU-Newport, visit https://www.asun.edu/transfer-from

Questions? Email our Transfer Coordinator Ronda McGrew at

Student Services Supports: Suicide Prevention

College can be a difficult and challenging time, and we're here to help.  This support may include helping you to perform better academically, to cope with your emotions, or to be more effective in your relationships with others.

Below are a few of the resources directly related to Suicide Prevention. For resources beyond suicide prevention, visit https://www.asun.edu/counseling-services

National Suicide Prevention Lifeline 

Phone: 1-800-273-TALK (8255)

Website: https://suicidepreventionlifeline.org/

 

Student Services Supports: English as a Second Language (ESL)

There are several resources in Northeast Arkansas available to students who speak English as a Second language. 

http://www.centrohispanoarkansas.com/resources/