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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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ASU SBTDC to Help Host Six-Night Program to Aid Independence County Businesses in Achieving Next Growth Stages


JONESBORO, Ark. — Arkansas State University’s Small Business and Technology Development Center (SBTDC) will join the Independence County Economic Development, Inc., the Batesville Area Chamber of Commerce and area lenders to host a six-night program to take Independence County businesses to the next stage of growth.

The session, “Tools to Keep Your Business Healthy,” gets underway, Tuesday, Oct. 15, from 6-9 p.m. each night at the University of Arkansas Community College at Batesville. The series is designed as a hands-on program that will help area small businesses find new market opportunities, improve their bottom line, and keep their firms financially healthy.

Participants will learn how to create an entrepreneurial mindset, use direct skills to develop realistic marketing plans, learn tools to improve market analysis and penetration, easy to use financial management tips, develop realistic budgets, and create the right management team for growth. This business plan development will combine with expert speakers to create a realistic business model to move companies forward to the next level of profitability.

The series will be for six consecutive Tuesdays. Registration fee is $50 per person but the registration fee will be fully refunded to those individuals who attend five of the six nights and complete the program.

For more information or to register, contact Herb Lawrence, ASU SBTDC Director at (870) 972-3517, by e-mail at asusbtdc@astate.edu or visit our website at http://tinyurl.com/BatesvilleBootCamp.

The series is co-sponsored by Independence County Economic Development, Inc., Batesville Area Chamber of Commerce, University of Arkansas Community College in Batesville, Citizens Bank, First Community Bank, Liberty Bank of Arkansas and Merchant & Planters Bank.