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A-State Closing at 1 pm on Wednesday, March 4

Arkansas State University will be closing at 1 p.m. on Wednesday, March 4 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 be open until 8 p.m.
  • The Red Wolf Center will close at 3 p.m.
  • The Dean B. Ellis Library will close at 1 p.m.
  • GradStock has been rescheduled to March 9, from 9 a.m. until 5:30 p.m. at Cooper Alumni Center.
  • The Testing Center will close at 1 p.m.
  • Tonight'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 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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Arkansas State Welcomes Emergency Responders to Campus for Review of Facilities and Procedures


JONESBORO – Arkansas State University welcomed local emergency response personnel to the campus today to show appreciation to them for their dedication and service and to update them on the campus layout and access routes.

City and county personnel were treated to lunch and a tour so emergency personnel will have the latest applicable information in case of a crisis. The university historically has worked with local agencies to prepare for possible emergencies.

“Ultimately, this project is carried out as a means to create a safer environment for the students and faculty and staff who are on campus every day,” stated Dr. Jason Penry, chief of staff at ASU.

The appreciation day is a way to help refresh veteran responders’ knowledge of the campus and better orient newer personnel.

“With a continually evolving campus landscape that involves the closure of inner campus streets and building and location name changes, along with normal turnover in emergency response agencies, we want to make response agencies more familiar with the campus so personnel can quickly locate individuals in need of emergency assistance,” according to Jon Carvell, program coordinator for space management in the university’s Facilities Management division.

“In addition to expressing our appreciation by providing a luncheon to the frontline staffs, the occasion provides an invaluable opportunity to bring emergency response personnel from on and off campus together for a review of maps and other way-finding resources, signage, and emergency procedures for building access and egress,” he added.

A-State personnel from Facilities Management, University Police, the Regional Center for Disaster Preparedness Education, and other units that would be involved in a crisis also participated.

The day concluded with a tour of emergency access routes and other areas that may cause confusion in an emergency, including a demonstration of route accessibility with fire trucks.

“The primary goal was to bring as many frontline emergency responders as possible to the ASUJ campus for a tour aimed at facilitating a more efficient emergency response time,” Carvell added.

Two large groups of participants alternated with having lunch and taking the campus tour.

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JFD on Campus
Jonesboro Fire Department personnel check truck access between Engineering and the Library.

JFD on Campus
Fire Department personnel review emergency access at the Carl R. Reng Student Union.