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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 Upward Bound session scheduled for March 7 is cancelled.
  • Saturday's Archeology Day activities at the Museum have been postponed until Saturday, March 14.
  • The MPA Program's "Career Conversations" event with Dr. Michele Reba has been postponed until Wednesday, March 11, at 1 p.m., Wilson Hall, Room 412.
  • The Acansa Dining Hall will operate under inclement weather hours, 10:30 a.m. - 6:30 p.m.
  • 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.
  • 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 Arkansas State University Regional Math Contest scheduled for Saturday, March 7, has been rescheduled to 4:45 pm on Monday, March 9. For more information please see the Math Departments Homepage.

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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Representatives of Bashkir State Pedagogical University Visit with A-State Faculty


JONESBORO -- Three representatives from the Bashkir State Pedagogical University in Ufa, Russia, are visiting Arkansas State University this week to collaborate with faculty in the College of Education (College of Education and Behavioral Science, effective Jan. 1).

The guests are Drs. Maxim Mikhaylov, pro-rector for academic affairs; Tatiana Chuykova, department chair of applied psychology; and Raisa Iksanova, head of the International Relations Office.

Their purpose while at A-State is to look at the possibility of establishing joint master's degree programs, student and faculty exchanges, research collaborations, and other creative projects between the two institutions.

They were guests of honor at a reception in the Cooper Alumni Center Monday.

The working relationship between the two universities goes back several years. A collaboration between Bashkir State Pedagogical University (BSPU) and Arkansas State started in 2005 when Dr. Irina Khramtsova, associate professor of psychology at Arkansas State, met Dr. Chuykova at a conference in Grenada, Spain.

The following year during the symposium at the 26th Congress of Applied Psychology, Dr. Chuykova made contact with additional A-State faculty members, Dr. Amy Pearce, associate professor of psychology, and Dr. David Saarnio, professor of psychology.

The collaboration continued in 2010 as Dr. Chuykova was hosted by the Department of Psychology and Counseling during her sabbatical; the following year, Dr. Khramtsova visited BSPU in Ufa, the capital of Bashkir Republic, Russia.

Last May, the A-State College of Education sent two faculty members and four doctoral students to BSPU.

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BSPU Delegation
Drs. Chuykova, Mikhaylov,
and Iksanova

Bashkir State
Pedagogical University