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A-State Remains Closed Through Friday. March 6

Arkansas State University will remain closed through Friday, March 6, due to heavy snowfall and hazardous road conditions. This includes the main campus at Jonesboro and the Paragould center.

For the convenience of students, faculty/staff and the community:
  • The Upward Bound session scheduled for March 7 is cancelled.
  • Saturday's Archeology Day activities at the Museum have been postponed until Saturday, March 14.
  • The MPA Program's "Career Conversations" event with Dr. Michele Reba has been postponed until Wednesday, March 11, at 1 p.m., Wilson Hall, Room 412.
  • The Acansa Dining Hall will operate under inclement weather hours, 10:30 a.m. - 6:30 p.m.
  • The Red Wolf Center will be open from noon - 5 pm during the closure.
  • The Dean B. Ellis Library will be open on Friday from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. and regular hours over the weekend.
  • GradStock has been rescheduled to March 9, from 9 a.m. until 5:30 p.m. at Cooper Alumni Center.
  • The Testing Center will be closed.
  • NEA Science Fair has been postponed to March 16 at Hames Room, Convocation Center.
  • Communications Day (March 7) has been cancelled.
  • This weekend's baseball matchup with UTA has been moved to Smith-Wills Stadium in Jackson, MS. First game is Saturday, March 7 at 7 p.m. and a doubleheader on Sunday, March 8 at 1 p.m.
  • The Honors Reception event scheduled for Saturday, March 7 has been cancelled.
  • The Arkansas State University Regional Math Contest scheduled for Saturday, March 7, has been rescheduled to 4:45 pm on Monday, March 9. For more information please see the Math Departments Homepage.

The university reminds students to monitor their official Arkansas State student email account for information regarding classes, as explained in an announcement from Provost Lynita Cooksey.

For further updates, watch the A-State website at AState.edu and official social media: Facebook.com/ArkansasState and on Twitter @ArkansasState.

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Writer Margaret Jones Bolsterli to Read from Her Work at ASU’s Delta Symposium XIX, April 19


JONESBORO – Author and editor Margaret Jones Bolsterli will read from her work on Friday, April 19, at 7 p.m. at Arkansas State University’s Delta Symposium XIX.  Prior to Bolsterli’s reading, students will read from their contributions to the ASU student literary publication Tributary.

At the conclusion of her reading, to be held in the Spring River Room at the Reng Student Union, Bolsterli will answer questions and sign books.  Presented by ASU’s English and Philosophy Department, the reading is free and open to the public.

Born at Watson in Desha County in 1931, Bolsterli was educated at the University of Arkansas, Washington University, and the University of Minnesota.  Bolsterli, a mother of two sons, joined the English faculty of the University of Arkansas in 1968.  She now is professor emerita.

She has published “The Early Community at Bedford Park: ‘Corporate Happiness’ in the First Garden Suburb” (1977), Vinegar Pie and Chicken Bread” (1983), “Born in the Delta: The Making of a Southern White Sensibility” (1991), “A Remembrance of Eden: Harriet Bailey Bullock Daniels’ Memories of a Frontier Plantation in Arkansas, 1849-1872” (1993), “During Wind and Rain: The Jones Family Farm in the Arkansas Delta 1848–2006” (2008) and “Things You Need to Hear: Collected Memories of Growing Up in Arkansas, 1890–1980 (2012).

Bolsterli’s presentation is a highlight of this year’s Delta Symposium, April 17-20.  Most activities, including the reading, will be held at the Reng Student Union on the ASU campus. 

Delta Symposium XIX is sponsored by the Department of English and Philosophy.  For more information, contact symposium co-chair Dr. Gregory Hansen, ghansen@astate.edu, Department of English and Philosophy, at (870) 972-3043, visit the website http://altweb.astate.edu/blues/, or see ASU’s NewsPage release.

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An overview of Delta Symposium XIX is available at:

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