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There was no gunman on campus.

Statement from Arkansas State University:

Numerous first responders from the University Police Department, Jonesboro Police Department, Craighead County Sheriff’s Office, Arkansas State Police and other law enforcement agencies worked swiftly and cooperatively this afternoon in response to what eventually turned out to be a false alarm on the campus.

Apparently students were filming a video project near the Union, and costumed actors were reported by other students to 911 as possible campus intruders. These students have been located and interviewed by University Police Officers. As a result, it has been confirmed that there was no gunman on campus.

The university immediately put a lockdown in place while the Union and surrounding areas were searched and cleared. The university’s text and email alert system was used to notify students about the situation.

Chancellor Tim Hudson, Vice Chancellor Rick Stripling, and other representatives of the university administration also responded to campus to assist in the crisis response. The university response plan worked perfectly as designed.

No injuries were reported, and normal campus operations have resumed.

The University Police Department will continue to closely monitor the campus this evening as a precautionary measure.

Chancellor Hudson expressed the university’s appreciation to all law enforcement personnel who responded so quickly to the perceived threat.

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Bradbury Gallery Announces Opening of Delta National Small Prints Exhibition

12/29/2013

JONESBORO – The Bradbury Gallery at Arkansas State University will host the 2014 Delta National Small Prints Exhibition with a public reception at 5 p.m. on Thursday, Jan. 30. 

Founded in 1996 by A-State professor of art Evan Lindquist and produced by the Bradbury Gallery, this exhibition has received great acclaim as it has grown to be one of the country’s foremost annual competitions for prints. 

“The Delta National’s examination of contemporary, small printmaking annually informs the public of new mediums, new artists and new styles,” according to Les Christensen, director of Bradbury Gallery.  “This year is no exception.  Along with several well-known and frequent contributors, the 2014 exhibition is comprised of numerous outstanding printmakers who are exhibiting their work here for the first time.” 

Artists from across the country and around the world have the opportunity to enter the competition, with final selections made by a nationally known expert in the field of printmaking.  This year’s DNSPE was selected by Lyle Williams, the respected curator of prints and drawings at the McNay Art Museum in San Antonio. 

Williams’ love for and understanding of print media are apparent in his choice of 55 works by 44 artists included in the show.  Not only did he review all of the submissions for 2014, but he also decided which prints would receive awards. 

“Williams is owed tremendous thanks for his dedication and conscientious examination of more than 600 entries,” Christensen added. 

All awards, including purchase prizes, will be announced at the opening reception.  These purchase awards, funded by patrons of the DNSPE, become part of the Arkansas State University Permanent Collection of Art.

The exhibition, which continues through Feb. 28, and the reception are admission-free and open to the public.  Bradbury Gallery is in Fowler Center, 201 Olympic Dr.  For additional information interested individuals may visit www.bradburygallery.com or contact the Bradbury Gallery at (870) 972-3471.

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by David Avery
David Avery
Too Close to the Sun, 2013
etching
6 x 6 inches

 

 

by Anne Chesnut
Anne Chesnut
Sampler: Winter Blackwork II, 2013
digital print with hand sewing
12 x 12 inches

 

 

by Aline Feldman
Aline Feldman
City Fragment, 2013
white line woodcut
26.75 x 19.75 inches

 

 

by Karla Hackenmiller
Karla Hackenmiller
Liminal Tauk, 2012
etching
12 x 9 inches