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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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“Get Listed Locally” workshop to be held in Batesville March 13 by ASU Small Business and Technology Development Center


JONESBORO, Ark. — Arkansas State University’s Small Business and Technology Development Center (SBTDC) and the Batesville Area Chamber of Commerce will offer a seminar for small business marketing entitled, “Get Listed Locally: Claiming Your Business for Local Search” at the Batesville Area Chamber Conference Room Wednesday, March 13 from 1-4 p.m.

Herb Lawrence, ASU SBTDC director, will conduct the “Get Listed Locally” workshop.  “Even if you are not using social media or have a website, people are searching the Internet for information about you, your business location, your products and services.  They are using smart phones, mobile phones, mobile GPS systems to locate you,” said Lawrence, “The question is, have you made it easy for them to find you?  If not, your competition has." 

In this three-hour hands-on seminar, Lawrence will show attendees simple online tools and websites they can access that will ensure businesses are found locally, create unique marketing messages, and stand out from their competition even if they don’t have a website.  

“Get Listed Locally” will also illustrate to attendees how to improve search rankings on Google, Bing and Yahoo.  Attendees are encouraged to bring their laptop computers if they have one.  Seating is limited to 20 attendees per session.

Registration is $35 per person ($25 for Batesville Area Chamber of Commerce and Mainstreet Batesville members).  For more information or to register, contact the Batesville Area Chamber of Commerce Administrative Assistant, Mandi Curtwright (870) 793-2378 or e-mail officemanager@mybatesville.org. Also, contact Lawrence at hlawrence@astate.edu or call (870) 972-3517 for additional information.

These seminars are co-sponsored by the Batesville Area Chamber of Commerce, Mainstreet Batesville, Citizens Bank, First Community Bank, First National Banking Company, Liberty Bank of Arkansas, Merchant and Planters Bank, and Pleth, LLC.