Request Line: (870) 277-1080 [email protected]
Text Your Gift to KLEK1 to 44-321 LEARN MORE

Your Community Radio Station is possible thanks to this supporter!  Become an underwriter.

Sympathy to Family, Friends and Colleagues of Joseph Rukus

January 5, 2021


JONESBORO – The university community extends sympathy to the family, friends and colleagues of Dr. Joseph Rukus, who died Dec. 28.

An associate professor of criminology, Rukus joined the A-State faculty in 2014.  He received his Ph.D. from the University of Florida, where his dissertation involved a longitudinal study of jail-based work release efficacy.  He also held degrees from Cornell, San Francisco State, and Xavier.

Rukus’ research interests included community development, corrections policy and social justice.  Rukus taught classes in criminology, juvenile delinquency, and social justice.  Many of his courses involved opportunities for community-service learning where students got to interact with organizations which perform work related to the course.

Arkansas State University will light the tower of the Dean B. Ellis Library scarlet Wednesday evening as a memorial tribute to Rukus and his many contributions at A-State. Arrangements will be announced.

# # #

Original article source: | Article may or may not reflect the views of KLEK 102.5 FM or The Voice of Arkansas Minority Advocacy Council

0 0 vote
Article Rating

Related Articles

Free COVID-19 Vaccine Event is March 6 at First National Bank Arena

02/25/2021 JONESBORO – Northeast Arkansas residents who are in the ADH approved vaccination categories - including the new group of anyone age 65 or older - and are interested in Read more

A-State Falls in Heartbreaker at UT Arlington

Next Game: at UT Arlington 2/27/2021 | 4:00 PM ESPN+ 107.9 KFIN ARLINGTON, Texas. (2/26/21) – A three-pointer and foul in the final second helped UT Arlington deal the Arkansas Read more

A-State Earns Military Friendly Status 12th Time, Moves to Silver

02/23/2021 JONESBORO – For the 12th time, Arkansas State University has been designated as a Military Friendly® School for 2021-22. The Military Friendly® Schools list sets the standard for higher Read more

Game Notes: A-State vs UT Martin

Story Links   ARKANSAS STATE (0-1)vs UT Martin (1-3)Friday Feb. 25 • 4:00 PM • Saturday (DH) Game 1 11:00 AM, Game 2 will follow 30 minutes after | Tomlinson Stadium/Kell Field 101.3 FM Read more


Notify of
Inline Feedbacks
View all comments

Your Community Radio Station is possible thanks to this supporter!  Become an underwriter.

Pin It on Pinterest