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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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Arkansas State takes No. 1 spot in USARugby.com national Top 20 standings


JONESBORO, Ark. — Arkansas State’s rugby team turned last weekend’s victory over top-ranked Life University to leap frog into the No. 1 spot in this week’s USARugby.com Division 1-A Top 20 poll. The Red Wolves were previously ranked second before knocking off Life in a 28-22 match March 9 at ASU’s Rugby Field.

“I am extremely proud of this team,” said first-year head coach Alex Houser. “These players have worked hard, and after a hard-fought battle and subsequent win over Life last weekend, these guys have earned the right to be ranked No. 1 for now.

“We have put ourselves in good position winning our first conference match but we need to have a good performance this weekend to build on that momentum, particularly since we will be on the road for the remainder of the regular season.”

The rugby Red Wolves will play host again Saturday, March 16, when they take on No. 7-ranked Davenport. The match gets underway at 1 p.m.

“Davenport is a talented side that is very well coached,” Houser continued. “We must be prepared mentally to put in a good performance and play as well as we can and improve upon the things we have identified from last weekend. We are a team that is still developing and we have plenty of room for improvement as we are not performing close to the level we are capable of.”

This marks the first known time for an Arkansas State sports team to achieve a No. 1 national ranking. Rugby is a club sport at ASU and not an NCAA-sanctioned sport. After the loss, Life dropped to No. 2 in the poll.


Dylan Carrion

ASU rugby player Dylan Carrion 

Photo by Rich Carvell