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+ Campus alert: A-State Closed Jan. 16

A-State Closed on Jan. 16 due to winter precipitation.

Arkansas State University is closed today, Tuesday, Jan. 16, due to winter precipitation. All winter response staff members are requested to report to their duty stations.

Overnight, snow fall made conditions for students, faculty and staff hazardous.

"Our administrative team determined the snowfall was going to be heavier than forecast and while today was scheduled to be the first day of class for the spring 2018 semester, I've decided it is best that we cancel classes for today," Chancellor Kelly Damphousse said.

All classes at the Jonesboro and Paragould locations are cancelled. Online classes continue.

While offices and classes are closed, university residential life areas continue to operate to support the on-campus student population.

Important Updates

  • The American Spiritual Ensemble will perform at Fowler Center's Riceland Hall tonight at 7:30pm.
  • For students living on-campus, Acansa Dining Hall will operate under "brunch hours" with service from 10:30 a.m. to 2:00 p.m. and then 4:30 p.m. to 6:30 p.m.
  • ETS testing candidates that were scheduled for today should contact the Testing Center in the Reng Student Union at 972-2038 when A-State reopens and they will assist with rescheduling.
  • The Red WOLF Center will open today on winter weather hours of noon until 5 p.m.
  • Dean B. Ellis Library is closed all day today.

For updates on A-State events, please check the university’s official website AState.edu or social media feeds, Facebook.com/ArkansasState or @ArkansasState on Twitter.

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Endowment Giving Is Important

A strong working endowment is fundamental to the advancement and success of an institution of higher education.  It enables Arkansas State University to accomplish its greatest priorities, namely:

  • Recruiting and challenging students
  • Attracting and retaining prominent, well-respected faculty
  • Supporting original and significant research and creative achievement
  • Providing operation funds for new and innovative curriculum and academic programs
  • Enhancing the campus experience
  • Raising the profile and reputation of the University

The Future of the Arkansas State University Endowment

Each endowment fund at ASU has a personal, unique story behind it – a passion, a dream, a sense of gratitude, a desire to give back.  Each of the donors has had a vision for the future of ASU.  Over the past century their gifts have transformed the University and, through it, the lives and dreams of its students.  New endowment gifts are needed now to continue that transformation as ASU enters its second century of leadership and service in higher education.

Giving to the Arkansas State University Endowment

Giving to the ASU endowment provides the opportunity to change lives of students and scholars and to create a permanent legacy honoring or memorializing the life and work of an individual or organization.  Within the ASU endowment are hundreds of named endowment funds that are pooled together for investment purposes but administered individually to ensure the purposes defined by the donor are accomplished in perpetuity.  

Student Scholarship and Support Endowment Levels

  • Chancellor’s Scholar (undergrad) -- $250,000 minimum
  • Graduate Fellowship (graduate) -- $250,000 minimum
  • Leadership Scholarship (undergrad) -- $100,000 minimum
  • Graduate Assistantship (graduate) -- $100,000 minimum
  • Dean’s Scholarship (undergrad or graduate) -- $50,000 minimum
  • University Scholarship (undergrad or graduate) -- $25,000 minimum
  • University Scholarship Pool (no naming opportunity) -- Any amount

Faculty Position and Support Endowment

Faculty Positions

  • Deanship -- $3,000,000 minimum
  • Distinguished Chair -- $2,000,000 minimum
  • Chair -- $1,000,000 minimum
  • Professorship -- $250,000 minimum
  • Visiting Professorship -- $500,000 minimum

Faculty Support

  • Research Equipment Fund -- $500,000 minimum
  • Senior Faculty Fellowship -- $250,000 minimum
  • Faculty Fellowship -- $100,000 minimum

Academic Program Endowment Levels

  • College -- $10,000,000 minimum
  • Department -- $5,000,000 minimum
  • Institute -- $5,000,000 minimum
  • Center -- $2,500,000 minimum
  • Program -- $1,000,000 minimum
  • Lecture Series -- $500,000 minimum
  • Library Acquisition Fund -- $100,000 minimum
  • Library Acquisition Fund (no naming) -- Any Amount

Campus Beautification

  • Tree (with plaque) -- $5,000 minimum
  • Bench (with plaque) -- $5,000 minimum