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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 Upward Bound session scheduled for March 7 is cancelled.
  • Saturday's Archeology Day activities at the Museum have been postponed until Saturday, March 14.
  • The MPA Program's "Career Conversations" event with Dr. Michele Reba has been postponed until Wednesday, March 11, at 1 p.m., Wilson Hall, Room 412.
  • The Acansa Dining Hall will operate under inclement weather hours, 10:30 a.m. - 6:30 p.m.
  • 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.
  • 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 Arkansas State University Regional Math Contest scheduled for Saturday, March 7, has been rescheduled to 4:45 pm on Monday, March 9. For more information please see the Math Departments Homepage.

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 Ranks Second Among Nation's Top 30 Online MBA Programs


JONESBORO, Ark. — Arkansas State University’s online master’s programs continue to shine as the institution’s officials were notified that A-State has been identified as having one of the 30 best online master’s of business administration (MBA) programs in the nation. A-State is listed second overall in the Affordable Colleges Online rankings.

This marks the second time Arkansas State has been listed among the top online graduate business programs this year. In January, “U.S. News and World Report” ranked the program No. 11 in its list for the second straight year. In that ranking, A-State’s online MBA in the College of Business was ranked No. 1 in faculty credentials and training.

“We are very proud of our graduate faculty members and their commitment to delivering a high quality online MBA,” said Dr. Bill Roe, associate dean of the College of Business and director of A-State’s graduate business programs. “The graduate faculty members are dedicated to providing the best educational experience possible, stressing a high degree of student engagement and action-based learning designed to prepare our students to compete in the dynamic global business environment.”

Affordable Colleges Online explains its list as a help aid that assists students to decide which program fits their wants and needs. The rankings are based upon a number of factors, including strict accreditation, faculty quality, student engagement, and admissions selectivity. The publication goes on to say that “these online MBAs are an elite class, unsurpassed in quality and affordability.”

“Colleges that offer online MBA programs give young professionals the academic flexibility they need to get ahead,” said Dan Schuessler, founder of AC Online. “What¹s more, the MBA programs on our list have been recognized for academic and faculty excellence.”

In addition, Affordable Colleges Online noted that A-State coursework focused on a core curriculum covering management, economics and analytics and elective courses in a variety of fields. The program’s concentration in supply chain management is a highly acclaimed option for logistics professionals.

Here are the Top 30 Online MBA Programs as ranked by Affordable Colleges Online. For additional information, see the Affordable Colleges Online website at  http://www.affordablecollegesonline.org/online-colleges/mba-programs/

1.  Washington State University
2.  Arkansas State University
3.  University of Tennessee-Martin
4.  University of Texas-Dallas
5.  Arizona State University
6.  Georgia College & State University
7.  University of Florida
8.  University of Illinois
9.  University of North Texas
10. State University of New York
11. University of Nebraska
12. University of Michigan-Dearborn
13. University of South Dakota
14. Missouri State University
15. West Virginia University
16. East Carolina University
17. University of Massachusetts
18. University of Colorado-Colorado Springs
19. Mississippi State University
20. Oklahoma State University
21. Columbus State University
22. University of Colorado-Denver
23. University of Baltimore-Towson University
24. James Madison University
25. Michigan Technological University
26. Southeast Missouri State University
27. University of Louisiana-Monroe
28. Tennessee Technological University
29. North Carolina State University
30. University of West Georgia