ASU's Mascot Review Committee To Recommend Changes to Board of Trustees - KAIT Jonesboro, AR - Region 8 News, weather, sports

Jonesboro, AR

ASU's Mascot Review Committee To Recommend Changes to Board of Trustees

JONESBORO, AR - Arkansas State University's Mascot Review Committee is meeting today, and in this morning's session passed a resolution to recommend a mascot and nickname change to the university's board of trustees. 

The committee also passed a resolution to recommend to the board that a national marketing firm to assist in finding a new mascot and nickname for ASU's athletic teams.

ASU is under pressure from the NCAA to change the "Indians" team mascot and nicknames to a more politically correct moniker.

The board is not scheduled to meet again until September, but there is a possibility that the panel could meet in a specially-called session before then.

This morning's meeting began at 10 a.m, and is expected to continue until 2 p.m.

K8 News will have more information tonight on K8 News at Six.

Give us your comments and suggestions:  news8@kait8.com (remember your comments may be used on air.)

(K8 Reporter Brett Garrett contributed to this report.)

  • Region 8 News</span><a class="customMoreLink" href="/Global/category.asp?C=4391" target="_top">More >></a>Region 8 NewsMore>>

  • Clay County SO, ASP investigate woman's death

    Clay County SO, ASP investigate woman's death

    Thursday, December 14 2017 10:21 PM EST2017-12-15 03:21:34 GMT
    Thursday, December 14 2017 11:40 PM EST2017-12-15 04:40:07 GMT
    (Source: Raycom Media)(Source: Raycom Media)

    Clay County authorities are attempting to get information from the public in a death investigation, Sheriff Terry Miller said Thursday. 

    Clay County authorities are attempting to get information from the public in a death investigation, Sheriff Terry Miller said Thursday. 

  • People who ate at Dexter, MO restaurant may be possibly exposed to Hepatitis A

    People who ate at Dexter, MO restaurant may be possibly exposed to Hepatitis A

    Thursday, December 14 2017 11:38 PM EST2017-12-15 04:38:44 GMT
    (Source: Raycom Media)(Source: Raycom Media)

    Members of the public who ate at the Dexter, Missouri, Huddle House between November 21, 2017, and December 2, 2017, should watch for symptoms of Hepatitis A.  

    Members of the public who ate at the Dexter, Missouri, Huddle House between November 21, 2017, and December 2, 2017, should watch for symptoms of Hepatitis A.  

  • Sister Rosetta Tharpe nominated for Rock and Roll Hall of Fame

    Sister Rosetta Tharpe nominated for Rock and Roll Hall of Fame

    Thursday, December 14 2017 10:45 PM EST2017-12-15 03:45:44 GMT
    Thursday, December 14 2017 11:38 PM EST2017-12-15 04:38:29 GMT
    Sister Rosetta Tharpe (Source: Rock and Roll Hall of Fame Website)Sister Rosetta Tharpe (Source: Rock and Roll Hall of Fame Website)

    A guitarist and singer from Cotton Plant, who served as a role model for several area musicians who later became famous, was recently nominated for the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame. 

    A guitarist and singer from Cotton Plant, who served as a role model for several area musicians who later became famous, was recently nominated for the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame. 

Powered by Frankly