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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 Upward Bound session scheduled for March 7 is cancelled.
  • 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., Wilson Hall, Room 412.
  • The Acansa Dining Hall will operate under inclement weather hours, 10:30 a.m. - 6:30 p.m.
  • 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 Arkansas State University Regional Math Contest scheduled for Saturday, March 7, has been rescheduled to 4:45 pm on Monday, March 9. For more information please see the Math Departments Homepage.

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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About Facilities Management

Facilities Management is responsible for the basic operation and continuous maintenance of the physical facilities of Arkansas State University. On the campus, our responsibilities include assisting in the planning for new facilities, construction process of new facilities, building operations, and landscape maintenance.

To ensure that projects can be expeditiously completed, our department is represented on all building program committees and other bodies, which assess, assign, or plan alterations or additions to existing structures and buildings.

Facilities Management has three primary service departments.

Business Services

Business Management Services provides management support systems for the Facilities Management departments directly responsible for facilities, grounds, and utilities services to the Arkansas State University community.

Responsibilities of the department include work control center, cost accounting and customer billing, procurement of materials and warehousing, central receiving, budgeting and financial analysis, information systems and computer maintenance, utility tracking and billing, personnel travel arrangements, account billing processing, payroll document/leave record keeping, key and uniform administration.

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Building Maintenance

Repair Services

Repair Services is responsible for the maintenance of building systems. Maintenance services include carpentry, plumbing, painting, welding, roofing, locksmith, electrical, construction, masonry, and flooring.

Emergencies regarding the services listed above are handled by the Maintenance Services First Response Crew. If a maintenance emergency should occur, contact the FM Work Order Center at 870-972-2067 and provide a detailed request.

Energy Management

Energy Management provides service for indoor climate controls, sustainability efforts and energy management. Customers can report hot or cold building or room temperatures to the Work Order Center through their Building Liaison.

Custodial Services

Custodial services include thorough cleaning for high traffic areas such as suite lobbies, restrooms and building circulation areas. Offices and classrooms are scheduled for thorough cleaning once a week. General trash pick-up and spot cleaning is performed for all building interiors daily.

Landscape Services

Landscape Services consists of seven divisions working simultaneously to achieve an exterior environment that is aesthetically pleasing and safe for students, staff, faculty and guests to all of ASU properties. The hours of operation are Monday - Friday, 7 am to 4 pm. Landscape Services also provides power washing, erosion control fencing, graffiti removal, parking lot upkeep and snow/ice removal during inclement weather.

Other divisions of landscape services include: Pest Control, Irrigation Control, Turf Maintenance, Clean Sweep Crew, Mowing, Athletic, and Ornamental Trees/Shrubs.

Move & Event Support Services

Move Services includes the delivery of large and small moves for ASU departments on and off campus, freight delivery, special deliveries, uncrating large furniture and set up.

Event Support includes sporting events, commencement, and freshman orientation.

Move and Event Support also provides flag services, monitoring the condition of campus flags, raising and lowering during observances requested by the Governor and retirement of weathered flags.

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Planning, Design & Construction

Planning and Design

Planning and Design Services provides interior and landscape design, space planning and square footage reports, building floor plans, maps, and utility locates to the university community.
The University Planner is responsible for the university's facilities master planning, preparation of architectural and landscape architectural guidelines and standards, architectural and landscape architectural design review.

Digs and excavations require services of the campus Utilities Survey Technician, contacted through the Arkansas One-Call network at 811 or 1-800-482-8998.

Customers can also request access to online floor plan drawings, construction documents and square footage reports through the Space Manager.

Construction Services

Construction Services provides a full range of planning, project development and construction services offered through the University Planner/Landscape Architect and Construction Management Services. All renovations, modifications or work done to university buildings and grounds must be performed by or in cooperation with Facilities Management in advance.

Projects include roofing repairs or replacement, correction of structural defects, replacement or repair of installed utilities and distribution systems, and other high cost items that cannot be funded in the operating budget. A preventive maintenance program inspects facility equipment and systems and schedules routine service. Periodic tests of elevators, fire protection systems, boilers, and pressure vessels are performed in accordance with applicable codes and regulations. 

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