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A-State Will be Closed on Thursday, March 5

Arkansas State University will remain closed on Thursday, March 5 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 operate under inclement weather hours, 10:30 a.m. - 8 p.m.
  • The Red Wolf Center will be open from noon - 5 pm.
  • The Dean B. Ellis Library will decide on their hours after campus conditions are evaluated Thursday morning.
  • 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.
  • Wednesday'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 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 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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Military Science Department Commissions Two Officers into Army and Army National Guard


JONESBORO -- The Department of Military Science at Arkansas State University today commissioned two ROTC cadets into the United States Army and Army National Guard in a ceremony attended by relatives and friends and university staff.

Retired Lt. Col. Jim Scurlock of Jonesboro, guest speaker for the ceremony, shared lessons from his military career. Scurlock, CEO of Scurlock Holdings, served in several different capacities for the Arkansas National Guard 875th Engineering Battalion, including company commander.

Lt. Col. Cecil L. Clark, professor of military science and department chair, administered the oath to Rebecca Diane Burkhart of Sidney, Ark., and Aaron Michael Tomaszewski of Scott City, Mo.

Cadet Burkhart was commissioned as second lieutenant into the active duty Army, branching to the Adjutant General Corps, and she will be assigned to the 9th Infantry Regiment in Korea. She earned a Bachelor of Science degree in animal science at Arkansas State.

Cadet Tomaszewski was commissioned as a second lieutenant in the Arkansas National Guard. Tomaszewski earned a Bachelor of Science degree in finance.

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ROTC Commissioning Ceremony
Following the officer commissioning ceremony, Lt. Col. Cecil L. Clark (from left) visits with 2nd Lt. Rebecca Burkhart, retired Lt. Col. Jim Scurlock, and 2nd Lt. Aaron Tomaszewski.

Red Wolf Battalion