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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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Cemetery Plan

In our efforts to obtain information from former residents of the plantation the group held its first Judd Hill Reunion in May of 2000. Bringing home hundreds of past residents, the committee in collaboration with the Arkansas State University - Delta Studies Center collected oral history interviews from residents of their life on the plantation. During this large gathering, residents reclaimed the only two African-American cemeteries as well as the lives of our ancestors who cleared and work the land that they now call a final resting place.

Cemetery Continuation Efforts

Since reclaiming the Judd Hill and Tulot Cemeteries in May 2000, The Judd Hill Memorial Scholarship Fund Inc. Committee continues to research the burial locations at both cemeteries. Through the years vandalism and agriculture encroachment have caused many headstones to be either removed or destroyed and today many graves are still unidentified or unmarked and beyond the original boundaries of the cemeteries.

The Judd Hill Scholarship Fund Inc. Committee has worked diligently since May of 2000 to research and document both cemeteries. In May of 2004, the Judd Hill Memorial Scholarship Fund, Inc. applied for and received a cemetery preservation minigrant from the Arkansas Humanities Council. This grant allowed the committee to do research of funeral homes and county records for the purpose of locating original boundaries. The Committee also obtained services from the Arkansas Archeological survey in the location of unmarked graves, mapping and remote sensing which detected graves inside and outside of the boundaries. The information gathered during this grant period will help us to continue our efforts in getting the historically significant Judd Hill and Tulot Cemeteries on the National Historical Register.