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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.
  • The Acansa Dining Hall will operate under inclement weather hours, 10:30 a.m. - 8 p.m. on Thursday and 10:30 a.m. - 6:30 p.m. on Friday.
  • 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 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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College of Sciences and Mathematics Presents Awards to Top Graduates during Convocation of Scholars


JONESBORO -- The College of Science and Mathematics at Arkansas State University named 20 outstanding graduates as recipients of departmental awards for 2012-13 during the college’s annual honors banquet Monday night, according to Dr. John Pratte, dean of the college.

The Chancellor’s Scholar award was presented to Zachary Marsh of ­Pearcy.  This award is presented to the graduating student with the highest overall grade point average in the respective academic college.  Marsh is a biological sciences major, pre-professional emphasis.

The departmental awards are presented during Convocation of Scholars each year to the graduate in each degree program who has excelled in scholarship, leadership and service to the department.

Those receiving awards and their respective degree programs were:

Hannah Blair of Little Rock and Cheyenne Gerdes of Conway (tie), BS, wildlife ecology and management; Kyle Cassidy of Blytheville, BS, biological sciences (environmental biology emphasis); Aaron Cato of Tyronza, BS, biological sciences; Linda Ogutu of Nairobi, Kenya, BS, biological sciences (pre-professional studies); Christopher Thigpen of Jonesboro, BS, biological sciences (zoology).

Rachel Hampton of Walnut Ridge, BS, forensic science; Nicole Kerperien of Trumann, BA, chemistry; Mulinde Ruyonga of Uganda, BS, chemistry; Sarah Stuckey of Jonesboro, BS, physics.

Derek Escue of Jonesboro, BS, computer science; Trevor Utley of Hot Springs, BA, computer science; Courtney Briney of Corning, BSE, mathematics and statistics; Laura White of Jonesboro, BS, mathematics and statistics.

Graduate student awards were presented to four candidates for the master’s degree and two candidates for doctoral degrees. 

The students and their respective programs were: Su Chen of Beijing, China, and Hsuan Hsiu Ou of Kaohsiung, Taiwan (tie), MS, computer science; Ann Marie Coile of Fairhope, Ala., MS, biology; Travis Harris of Maynard, MS, mathematics and statistics; Teresa Brueggen-Boman of Bowling Green, Mo., Ph.D, environmental sciences; and Walter Acosta-Gamboa of Costa Rica, Ph.D., molecular biosciences.

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