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A-State Closing at 1 pm on Wednesday, March 4

Arkansas State University will be closing at 1 p.m. on Wednesday, March 4 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 be open until 8 p.m.
  • The Red Wolf Center will close at 3 p.m.
  • The Dean B. Ellis Library will close at 1 p.m.
  • GradStock has been rescheduled to March 9, from 9 a.m. until 5:30 p.m. at Cooper Alumni Center.
  • The Testing Center will close at 1 p.m.
  • Tonight'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 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 Debate Team Continues Dominance


JONESBORO, Ark. — Arkansas State University’s Debate Team continues to dominate the competition by taking victories at the Central Missouri Mule Debate Invitational hosted recently by the University of Central Missouri in Warrensburg, Mo.

A-State remains undefeated in competition this season after two squads toppled talented contenders from a field of 19 universities, including debate giants University of Missouri, Western Kentucky University, Wiley College, and Truman State University.

“This is the second tournament in a row that we have had two undefeated teams taking the final round in a close out victory,” said Dr. Chris Harper, director of the debate team program. “I couldn’t be more proud of the team. You can’t start any better than having two undefeated tournaments against really strong competition.”

The two A-State teams competing for the championship in the final round were Micah Christensen of Cheyenne, Wyo., and Rachel Bjornstead of Powell, Wyo., along with JJ Thompson of Cave Springs and Angel West of Fort Scott, Kan. Based on speaker point allocation, Christensen and Bjornstead brought home the first place trophy.

Benton Bajorek of Jacksonville also brought home the coveted top individual debate speaker award from the tournament.