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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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A-State’s Gavin Brown Selected to RUGBYMag’s All-Freshman Team


JONESBORO, Ark. — Arkansas State’s nationally ranked rugby team received news that bodes well for the team’s future when Gavin Brown was named to the RUGBYMag All-Freshman Team by RUGBYMag.com earlier this week.

Brown is a 5-8, 180-pound freshman wing from Indianapolis, Ind., who played a key role in ASU’s charge to the national championship in May. The Red Wolves, winners of the 2013 Mid-South Conference, made it to the semifinals, but fell short, 18-13 to Life University in a physical, tough battle in their quest for a title. ASU was ranked No. 1 nationally, while Life was No. 2.

However, ASU did win the national championship in sevens in December 2012.

The online magazine referenced Brown by comparing him to Central Washington’s Shelby Williams, saying, “A foot race between Williams and Arkansas State's Gavin Brown would be something to behold. Brown, too, played well at 7s Nationals, but was maybe more important to the Red Wolves in 15s.”

The 15 players in the All-Freshman Team list are:

  1. Max Lum, Wheeling Jesuit
  2. Josh Short, American International College
  3. Henry Hall, St. Mary’s
  4. Joe Whalen, St. Joes
  5. Corey Momsen, American International College
  6. Alek Mares, Davenport
  7. Sebastian Kalm, Lindenwood
  8. Tama Paogofie-Buyten, Lindenwood
  9. Luke Mocke, Brigham young
  10. Jonny Linehan, Brigham Young
  11. Seb Sharpe, UCLA
  12. Russell Webb, California
  13. Shelby Williams, Central Washington
  14. Gavin Brown, Arkansas State
  15. Mickey Bateman, Lindenwood


Gavin Brown

Gavin Brown