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A-State Closed on Jan. 16 due to winter precipitation.

Arkansas State University is closed today, Tuesday, Jan. 16, due to winter precipitation. All winter response staff members are requested to report to their duty stations.

Overnight, snow fall made conditions for students, faculty and staff hazardous.

"Our administrative team determined the snowfall was going to be heavier than forecast and while today was scheduled to be the first day of class for the spring 2018 semester, I've decided it is best that we cancel classes for today," Chancellor Kelly Damphousse said.

All classes at the Jonesboro and Paragould locations are cancelled. Online classes continue.

While offices and classes are closed, university residential life areas continue to operate to support the on-campus student population.

Important Updates

  • The American Spiritual Ensemble will perform at Fowler Center's Riceland Hall tonight at 7:30pm.
  • For students living on-campus, Acansa Dining Hall will operate under "brunch hours" with service from 10:30 a.m. to 2:00 p.m. and then 4:30 p.m. to 6:30 p.m.
  • ETS testing candidates that were scheduled for today should contact the Testing Center in the Reng Student Union at 972-2038 when A-State reopens and they will assist with rescheduling.
  • The Red WOLF Center will open today on winter weather hours of noon until 5 p.m.
  • Dean B. Ellis Library is closed all day today.

For updates on A-State events, please check the university’s official website AState.edu or social media feeds, Facebook.com/ArkansasState or @ArkansasState on Twitter.

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Secondary Education Student receives Lillian Barton Scholarship at Arkansas State


JONESBORO – Hannah Beth Wright of Calico Rock, a senior, has been selected to receive the Lillian Barton Scholarship for the fall semester at Arkansas State University, announced Dr. Mary Jane Bradley, director of Professional Education Programs and scholarship committee chair.

Wright’s field of study is secondary biological sciences education.  A Chancellor’s List student with a perfect 4.0 grade point average, Wright previously received the University Honors Scholarship and the Arkansas Governor’s Scholarship.

She plans to graduate in December after completing her teaching internship semester.   Wright is the daughter of Dr. Donald and Judy Wright of Calico Rock.

The scholarship is named in memory of Lillian Barton, who rendered service to the teaching profession for more than 50 years. She was a public school teacher, school administrator, and teacher educator. The award is supported through an endowment established by donations from relatives of Miss Barton, friends and organizations. The interest from the endowment provides scholarships for deserving teacher education majors.

Each recipient of the scholarship, which is awarded twice per year, must be admitted into the Teacher Education Program; must be pursuing the BSE or MSE degree; and must have an overall grade point average of at least 3.00.

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Hannah Beth Wright and Mary Jane Bradley
Hannah Beth Wright
and Mary Jane Bradley