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A-State Will be Closed on Thursday, March 5

Arkansas State University will remain closed on Thursday, March 5 due to incoming winter weather. This includes the main campus at Jonesboro and the Paragould center.

For the convenience of students, faculty/staff and the community:
  • The Acansa Dining Hall will operate under inclement weather hours, 10:30 a.m. - 8 p.m.
  • The Red Wolf Center will be open from noon - 5 pm.
  • The Dean B. Ellis Library will decide on their hours after campus conditions are evaluated Thursday morning.
  • 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.
  • Wednesday's performance of "12 Angry Men" has been cancelled. Contact the Box Office for refund information.
  • NEA Science Fair has been postponed to March 16 at Hames Room, Convocation Center.
  • Communications Day (March 7) has been cancelled.
  • The SunBelt basketball match-ups with South Alabama will be played as scheduled.
  • 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 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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(870) 972-3820

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Dean B. Ellis Library to display Civil War Arkansas traveling exhibit


JONESBORO, Ark. — Arkansas State University’s Dean B. Ellis Library is proud to host the “Fought in Earnest: Civil War Arkansas” exhibit on loan from the Arkansas History Commission.  

This traveling exhibit, chronicling major historical events in Arkansas between 1861 and 1865, will be displayed in the Third Floor Exhibit and Program Area, March 4-21, 2013. All events are free and open to the public.  
“Fought in Earnest” contains 15 freestanding banners that showcase images from the Arkansas History Commission’s holdings. Original documents, photographs, maps, drawings, paintings and artifacts illustrate the story of the Civil War in Arkansas. These primary source materials offer a first-hand look at the lives of Confederate and Union soldiers, government officials and civilians from 1861 to 1865.
In addition, the library will host a book signing by author Dr. W. Stuart Town at the library Thursday, March 7, at 3 p.m. in the Third Floor Exhibit and Program Area.  W. Stuart Towns is recently retired from professor and chairman of the Department of Communication Studies at Southeast Missouri State University.  His recent book, “Enduring Legacy: Rhetoric and Ritual of the Lost Cause,” explores the crucial role of rhetoric and oratory in creating and propagating a “Lost Cause” public memory of the American South after the Civil War.  

Contact April Sheppard at (870) 972-2766 or asheppard@astate.edu for more information regarding the exhibit.

Enduring Legacy

Dr. W. Stuart Town will sign copies of his recent book, "Enduring Legacy: Rhetoric and Ritual of the Lost Cause," March 7 at 3 p.m. on the Third Floor Exhibit and Program Area in the Dean B. Ellis Library.