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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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(870) 972-3820

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(870) 972-2093

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Task Force on Cost Containment

Mission of the Task Force on Cost Containment

Arkansas State University has an important duty and obligation to ensure that its precious financial resources, which are provided by legislative appropriations, tuition and fees, returns on investments, philanthropic contributions, and other funding sources, are used optimally in achieving the mission, goals, and objectives of the university. The university currently employs a number of practices and procedures for cost control, such as competitive bidding on contracts; preventative maintenance of facilities, fixed equipment, and non-fixed equipment; cash management; and a variety of energy efficiency measures. However, there is no doubt that there are other actions that the university should consider to further contain costs.

With the aforementioned in mind, the Chancellor's Task Force on Cost Containment has been constituted and approved by the Executive Council of the university. It is comprised of individuals from campus with the explicit charge of identifying how ASU may be able to contain costs more effectively and to prepare, in written form with an executive summary, a set of objectively based and well-considered recommendations to be presented to the Chancellor's Office.