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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:
  • 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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A-State’s McKissic Named Freshman All-America


JONESBORO, Ark. — Arkansas State redshirt freshman wide receiver J.D. McKissic was one of 30 Football Bowl Subdivision  players named to the Football Writers Association of America Freshman All-America Team on Monday.

McKissic, the Sun Belt Conference Freshman of the Year and the GoDaddy.com Bowl’s Offensive MVP, is the second A-State player to ever earn a spot on the FWAA Freshman All-America Team, joining former running back Reggie Arnold who made the roster in 2006.  McKissic finished the season with a school-record 103 receptions for 1,022 yards, the second most in ASU history, and five touchdowns.

McKissic also earned second team all-conference honors this season, ending the year with the most receptions and receiving yards ever by a Sun Belt freshman. He finished the season ranked second in receptions and third in receiving yards among all Sun Belt players, while his receptions total was also the fourth most all-time in the conference’s history

McKissic’s 103 receptions this season led the nation among freshmen and his 1,022 yards were the third most.  Among all players, McKissic ranks seventh in catches and 34th in receiving yards.

The Phenix City, Ala. native caught at least four passes in every game this season and recorded eight or more in eight contests, including a career-high 12 against both ULM and Troy.  He tied the school record for receptions in a postseason game with 11 for 113 yards against Kent State in the GoDaddy.com Bowl.  He tallied a a career-high 138 receiving yards against Troy and finished the year with four total 100-yard receiving games, tying the third most in school history for a single season.