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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 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 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.
  • 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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University Communications
(870) 972-3820

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University Police
(870) 972-2093

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Billy Jones Bluez Band Brings High Level Entertainment to KASU Bluesday Tuesday


JONESBORO, Ark. — Arkansas State University’s public radio station KASU-FM will feature the Billy Jones Bluez Band, Tuesday, Oct. 8, at the Newport Country Club from 7-9 p.m. Jones and the band blend contemporary and traditional blues sounds with funk and hip-hop.

As a contemporary bluesman, Jones has recorded the albums “I’m a Bluesman” (2013), “The Billy Jones Story” (2011), and “Prime Suspect for The Blues” (1998). Some writers have compared Jones’ guitar style to Buddy Guy’s, and Real Blues magazine says his recent recordings are among “the very best authentic modern blues and soul albums in recent memory.”

Jones is no stranger at KASU concerts, having played numerous times for the station’s live event audiences in Jonesboro and Newport. Jones appears with his band regularly at casinos in Mississippi, for private and corporate events, and at various nightspots in central Arkansas where the band is based.

The KASU “Bluesday Tuesday” concerts take place on the second Tuesday of each month in the ballroom of the Newport Country Club, 703 Walker Drive in Newport. Admission is free; KASU personnel pass the hat so that concertgoers may tip the band. Sponsors are C&C Distributors, Harris Ford and ASU-Newport.

For more information about Bluesday Tuesday and other KASU concerts, contact KASU station manager Mike Doyle at 870-972-3486 or through e-mail at mdoyle@astate.edu.

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