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A-State Remains Closed Through Fri. 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 Acansa Dining Hall will operate under inclement weather hours, 10:30 a.m. - 8 p.m. on Thursday and 10:30 a.m. - 6:30 p.m. on Friday.
  • The Red Wolf Center will be open from noon - 5 pm during the closure.
  • The Dean B. Ellis Library will be closed on Thursday and will evaluate campus conditions on Friday 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 Honors Reception event scheduled for Saturday, March 7 has been cancelled.

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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Two ASU rugby players picked for under 20’s team for Junior World Championship


JONESBORO, Ark. — Two Arkansas State University rugby players are showcasing their talents this summer at the Under 20’s Junior World Championships (JWC) in France. Backrow Alex Goff and freshman wing Gavin Brown have both been selected to the USA Under 20’s team that is competing in France.

“It is fantastic for both Alex and Gavin to be selected to the U20s team,” said Alex Houser, ASU rugby coach.  “Any time you get to represent your country, it is a huge honor and even more so to be doing it at the Junior World Championships in France against the best young rugby players from around the globe. 

“No doubt it will be an experience of a lifetime for these two young men, and they will certainly come back from France with some great experiences and will also come back much better players as well. I have little doubt that these two will represent Arkansas State and their country proudly at the JWC.”

Goff, from Brentwood, Tenn., was a key member of last year’s USA Under 20’s team that defeated Japan during the summer to win the Junior World Trophy in Salt Lake City and helped the USA earn promotion into the JWC. He has also been a strong contributor to the Red Wolves 15’s team, having been a member of the First XV in his two seasons on campus.

Brown is from Indianapolis, Ind., and was a key member of the Red Wolves National Champion sevens squad last fall. He built on his success in sevens and started every match for Arkansas State this spring in 15’s. This is not the first time Brown has represented the USA in rugby as he was a member of the High School All-Americans that toured South Africa for 15’s, as well as travelling to England as a 7’s HSAA. He was selected to the RUGBYMag All-Freshmen team last week along with 15 college players.

The USA is in Pool A for the Junior World Championships in France and will take on France on June 9 before squaring off against England June 13. The final rounds will be played June 18 and June 23. Check into http://www.irb.com/jwc/index.html for info on live match streams and more.


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Gavin BrownAlex Goff

Alex Goff