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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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About Delta Studies

History of Delta Studies

In 1994 by Board of Trustees' Resolution 94-103 Arkansas State University created the Delta Studies Center. You may read the board resolution and newspaper articles regarding construction through 1994-1996. The Delta Studies Center operated as a component of Academic Affairs, with a university-wide advisory committee from 1998 through 2000 and is now a part of the College of Humanities and Social Sciences/Department of Criminology, Sociology, and Geography.

In 1998, Arkansas State University employed Peggy Robinson Wright, an ASU undergraduate and MPA recipient, to serve as Coordinator and later was named Director. The Center was housed on the 7th Floor of the Dean B. Ellis Library until 2007 when it was relocated temporarily to the International Building until other space was identified. In addition to serving as full-time Director, since 1998, Wright has taught a Fall and Spring Semester "Introduction to Geography Course" to gain college teaching experience and to maintain a "sense of region" as expressed/displayed by ASU's students. Read the article here.