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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:
  • 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.
  • 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 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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A-State Staff Distinguished Performance Awards To Be Presented at Campus Ceremony, Thursday, May 2

04/24/2013

JONESBORO -- The 20th Annual Distinguished Performance Awards and Service Recognition for non-faculty employees will be held Thursday, May 2, at 1:30 p.m. in Centennial Hall in the Carl R. Reng Student Union.

Phillip Ladd, president of Staff Senate, will serve as host for the program. Chancellor Tim Hudson will present service certificates in recognition of staff members who have completed 10, 20, and 30 years of service at Arkansas State University.

The Distinguished Performance Awards will be presented by vice chancellors. Individuals who have retired this academic year or plan to do so also will be recognized.

A dessert reception will follow immediately after the ceremony. Everyone is invited to attend.

The presentation of the Distinguished Performance Awards was initiated in 1994 to recognize outstanding job performance and long-time service by the university’s non-faculty employees, both classified and non-classified.

The Distinguished Performance Award recipients for 2012-2013 are:

  • Rookie of the Year – Nadia Eslinger, Residence

  • LifeTeam Player – Ricky Miller, Department of Management and Marketing

  • Unsung Hero – Kim Parker, Student Account Services

  • Team Achievement (Departmental Award) – Printing Services (David Maloch, Pradeep Mishra, Phareta Calkin, Floyd Cozart, Terry Corn, Lou Adams-Ray, Steven Franks, Bryan Stevenson, Arcadio Gil)

  • Extra Mile – Jerrod Lockhart, Student Support Services

  • Outstanding Part-Time – Mary Bailey, Arkansas Biosciences Institute

  • Faculty Outstanding Recipient of Collaborative Efforts (FORCE) – Dr. Andrew Sustich, Vice Provost for Research & Graduate Studies

The retirees, their areas of employment and years of service to Arkansas State are as follows:

  • Doug Abel – Athletic Administration (12 years)
  • Wallece Brewer – Math & Science Institute North (13 years)
  • Glenda Brooks – Controller’s Office (40 years)
  • Linda Dickerson – Residence Life (31 years)
  • Naomi Graves – Facilities Management (13 years)
  • Sharon K. Griffin – Library (35 years)
  • Geraldine Jones – Facilities Management (8 years)
  • Donna Kirksey – Communication Studies (34 years)
  • Paula Lamb – Information & Technology Services (43 years)
  • Judy McCay – Human Resources (25 years)
  • Dr. JW Mason – Finance & Administration (32 years)
  • Don Neldon – Facilities Management (29 years)
  • Steve Riga – Information & Technology Services (24 years)
  • Carolyn Schilly – Residence Life (6 years)
  • Jennifer Short – Social Work (16 years)
  • Lisa Templeton – Psychology & Counseling (11 years)
  • Carol Tinsley – Career Services (26 years)
  • Kay Veara – Theatre (24 years)

Employees to be recognized for 30 years of service:

  • Shelia Hill – Admissions, Records & Registration
  • Peggy C. Hunt – University College

Employees with 20 years of service:

  • Dennis Ball – Motor Pool
  • Darrell Barton – Facilities Management
  • Deanna Lee Beasley – Information & Technology Services
  • D.A. Davis – Environmental Health
  • Betty C. Dotter – Facilities Management
  • Deanna Harris – Nursing & Health Professions
  • Toni Holt – Treasurer’s Office
  • Ivan Lawson – Information & Technology Services
  • Marty Scarbrough – Radio Production
  • Linda M. Thomas – College of Business

Those with 10 years of service:

  • Janet Combs – Childhood Services
  • Joyce B. Cook – Art Department
  • Ellena Cox – Student Account Services
  • Julia Fleming – Childhood Services
  • Debra Greenway – Facilities Management
  • Shirley Hale – Childhood Services
  • Rosella Haynes – Childhood Services
  • Kathy Hicks – Academic Affairs & Research
  • Kimberley R. Johnson – First Year Programs
  • Dr. Dean Lee – University Development
  • April Leggett – Institutional Research
  • Dr. Cedric Macklin – Mid South Degree Center
  • Charlotte Kandie Morrison – Childhood Services
  • Michelle L. Minton – Convocation Center
  • Milton Poole – Energy Management
  • Kelley Privett – Student Affairs
  • Sherry L. Reece – Health Physical Education & Sport Sciences
  • Sheila Sartin – Arkansas Biosciences Institute
  • Latonya Tidwell – Research & Technology Transfer
  • Henry Torres – Information & Technology Services
  • Karen Trout – Hemingway-Pfeiffer Museum and Educational Center
  • Christy Valentine – University Marketing and Communications
  • Caroline Williams – Athletic Administration
  • Dr. Lonnie R. Williams – Student Affairs

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