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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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“Doing Disability” research seminar, speaker series seek to bring ASU and community together


JONESBORO, Ark. — “Doing Disability: An Interdisciplinary Research Seminar and Speaker/Performance Series” is open to Arkansas State University and the wider community. The College of Humanities and Social Sciences at Arkansas State University is sponsoring its second year long, interdisciplinary research program for the university and the wider community. 

“Doing Disability,“ this year’s project, seeks to bring faculty members, students, community members, activists and artists into conversation about “disability” in sociocultural, rather than medicalized, terms. Taking a multidisciplinary approach to disability scholarship, activism, and art, the “Doing Disability” project invites participants to examine disability broadly through the lenses of history, public policy, literature, cultural studies, gender studies, communications, media studies, architecture, ethics, economics, the arts and more. 

Scholars and practitioners in the traditional “disability” fields (e.g., rehabilitation, special education, medicine, compliance with the Americans With Disabilities Act (ADA), etc.) who wish to think innovatively about disability in its social, historical, and cultural contexts are welcome.

The “Doing Disability” project’s two programs will work in tandem:  first, a research seminar, sponsored by the College of Humanities and Social Sciences will provide faculty members and others engaged in disability-related scholarship or creative activity with a forum where they can present their work to colleagues across the disciplines. 

The seminar will meet twice a month, with one presentation per meeting.  Those who are interested in participating in the “Doing Disability” research seminar should send a one-page proposal that describes their interest in the seminar and a two-page curriculum vitae to Dean Lauri Umansky (lumansky@astate.edu) by August 15, 2013. For additional answers regarding dates and seminar information, contact Dr. Umansky at (870) 972-3973.

Secondly, a lecture/performance series will bring nationally or internationally prominent disability scholars, activists, and artists to the university.  The seminar meetings and lectures will be scheduled so that visiting lecturers/performers will attend and participate in the seminar, allowing participants in the seminar to present their work to and get feedback from major Disability Studies figures from outside the university. 
Donations from participating colleges and other organizations to help defray costs of the lecture and performance series are appreciated.