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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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Red Wolf Softball Team Represents ASU Well In National Tournament


COLUMBUS, Ga. — Arkansas State’s softball team fell short of its goal to win the National Club Softball Association (NCSA) World Series in Columbus, Ga., but picked up a lot of experience and represented ASU well in only the second season of the program.

“We are so proud of these players,” said April Arford, who founded the softball club program in 2011. “They have worked so hard and played hard and the players gave each game all of their hearts.”

The Red Wolves played six games in a two-day period, winning three. The eighth-seeded Arkansas State squad opened play with 16th-seeded Central Florida Friday morning and handed the Knights a 4-1 loss. A 3-2 setback to Ohio State came in the afternoon. A-State took on top-seeded Air Force and defeated the Falcons, 6-4.

One of the most exciting victories for Arkansas State came against Navy with a 10-0 win in five innings.

“Ashley Snow, our catcher, hit a grand slam in that game against Navy and our pitcher Shea Cothren had 11 strikeouts in three innings,” continued Arford. “Everyone gave great effort.”

The Red Wolves suffered a heartbreaking loss to the third seed, University of Antelope Valley from Lancaster, Calif., dropping a 6-5 decision.

“We were able to hold 4-0 for five innings,” said Arford. “Antelope Valley had two hits in the fifth to drive in three runs in the sixth. ASU scored once, making the score 5-3. But, in the bottom of the seventh, Antelope Valley hit a walk off a home run, scoring three runs to win.”

Arkansas State, which finished sixth overall in the tournament, fell to the University of Illinois, 18-1, at the end of the day. Antelope Valley, who were undefeated in the tournament, ended as the World Series champion.

“We had already played two games prior and the weather was much more humid and hot that our girls were used to,” concluded Arford. “With those combinations, we were worn down, but these players really played great.”

Shea Cothren
           ASU Pitcher Shea Cothren