12018-02-25T20:18:13-08:00Aimie Michelle Taylored479168abc68c3c3d17d073536c25327d7ad2712780113plain2018-02-27T18:26:03-08:00Aimie Michelle Taylored479168abc68c3c3d17d073536c25327d7ad271This newspaper article from The Hope Star, March 4, 1959, reflects the struggle Arkansas State College faced in moving to university status. Arkansas State University would not be awarded the new status until the Arkansas General Assembly voted in favor of the change on January 17, 1967. Though the name change to "Arkansas State University" only became official on July 1, 1967, the college-based radio station went on air under the name "KASU-FM" on May 17, 1957, showing that the former agricultural college was determined to take its place among Arkansas's universities. 
 "Historic Timeline," Arkansas State University, accessed February 26, 2018. Https://www.astate.edu/info/about-asu/history/historic-timeline/.