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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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(870) 972-3820

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(870) 972-2093

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John Swofford to visit ASU as part of R-TV Professional-in-Residence series


JONESBORO, Ark. — John Swofford, the chief engineer for EyePatch Productions in New York, is the next speaker in the Arkansas State Radio/Television Professional-in-Residence Series, Wednesday and Thursday, April 17-18.

Swofford will spend time speaking to radio-television classes and meeting with students and faculty.

Swofford graduated from Arkansas State University with a bachelor of science degree in Radio/Television in May of 1981. Since graduation, he has had the opportunity to work in broadcasting, education, corporate communications, advertising and many other diverse aspects of the industry.

He began his career in broadcasting prior to graduation by working at KAIT-TV in Jonesboro as a tape loader/engineer and changed jobs to became an ENG/editor at the station. It was an interesting time as the industry was transitioning from film to videotape as a medium for capturing news stories.

From broadcasting, he moved to education, The Saudi Arabian Project at ASU, where he supported and documented the training of Saudi Arabian customs officials.

Swofford has worked in advertising for over 25 years, beginning with Young and Rubicam as an industrial producer and most recently as the chief engineer for EyePatch Productions, a subsidiary of Ogilvy & Mather.

During his time in advertising, he took a break and was part of an entrepreneurial venture called Videovation. It was an experience that exposed him to many aspects of running a business that he wouldn’t have otherwise experienced.

Since 1994, his true passion has been EyePatch Productions. He has held many positions during his time there and each has come with its own challenges, helping him to evolve as a person and an employee as well as meeting new demands in a changing work environment and industry.


John Swofford