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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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Awards & Recognition

Our Employee Recognition Program provides staff, administration and the university community a clear understanding of methods and techniques to recognize and acknowledge individual and team service and/or performance.

Staff recognition is a motivating factor that provides employees with increased job satisfaction and
encouragement to perform their jobs more effectively.

Our department has a variety of awards & recognition opportunities.

Kudos Cards

Kudos Cards can be given to thank or congratulate a person for his or her efforts. This appreciation and/or acknowledgement can be presented for service, performance, effort, courtesy, efficient or effective work.


Kudos can be given to any FM staff employee (full time, part time, temporary or student). There is no length of employment required.



Send an email congratulating or acknowledging a FM staff member for his/her effort. The person sending the Kudos Card may wish to send a carbon copy to the staff member’s supervisor, team leader and the Assistant Vice Chancellor of Facilities.

In Person

A variety of Kudos Card forms can be located on the FM Web site. Personalized or purchased thank you cards may be presented as well. The person sending the recognition can either hand deliver the card directly to the recipient or mail to: 

Facilities Management
Attention: <Recipient’s name>
PO Box 250
State University, AR 72467

The Wall of Honor

The Wall is located in the FM Meeting Room. The employee or person sending the card is encouraged to post it on the Wall of Honor. The Administrative Specialist III will laminate the Kudos Cards before they are placed on the Wall of Honor. Kudos Cards will remain posted for approximately 30 days and will be monitored by the
Administrative Specialist III, who will then forward the card to the recipient.

Employee of the Quarter

The purpose of the Employee of the Quarter Award is to recognize employees for an assortment of exceptional efforts and contributions to Facilities Management at Arkansas State University.

Primarily, this award honors employees who display one or more of the following:

  • Demonstrate dedication in achieving the mission of Arkansas State University and Facilities Management.
  • Exhibit professionalism to influence and motivate those with whom they interact.
  • Perform assigned tasks in an exemplary fashion and inspire other employees to improve.
  • Exemplify outstanding conduct in the performance of duties over a period of time.
  • Execute outstanding reliability and cooperation toward departmental goals and objectives.
  • Display cooperation and flexibility toward team members and/or between departments.


All regular full time employees must be in employment status for the entire quarter in which the award is being presented. Because the AVC Advisory Board is the body that determines the winner, board members are not eligible due to the inherent conflict of interest.

Award Schedule

  • Jan – Mar 1st Quarter (to be awarded during April forum)
  • Apr – Jun 2nd Quarter (to be awarded during July forum)
  • Jul – Sep 3rd Quarter (to be awarded during October forum)
  • Oct – Dec 4th Quarter (to be awarded during January forum)

Deadline for submittals will be final day ending the quarter. The number of Quarterly Recipients will be determined by the AVC Advisory Board based on the number of nominations received.


Employee’s will receive a plaque as well as have their name placed on the perpetual plaque. Any further value added awards will be determined by the AVC Advisory Board.


Nominations may be submitted by any Arkansas State University employee, student or individual and should be submitted to the Administrative Specialist III via email or in writing.


The AVC Advisory Board will review the nominations and determine recipients.

Safety Award

The purpose of the Safety Award is to recognize employees for exceptional behavior in Safety to Facilities Management at Arkansas State University.

Primarily, this award honors employees who display one or more of the following:

  • Employee properly uses all personal protection and safety equipment.
  • Employee who makes an outstanding contribution to safety or health resulting in the prevention of workplace injuries, accidents, or illness.
  • Employee points out and/or corrects safety hazards and notifies supervisors.
  • An individual who stands out and leads by example by practicing good safety techniques.
  • An individual who keeps their work environment neat, clean and safe.
  • An individual who produces positive and motivating ideas geared toward providing a safer working environment.
  • Employee attends elective safety training(s) when available


Any FM employee employed at least three months (90 days) and has no documented safety discipline within the last year.

Award Schedule

Safety Awards will be awarded randomly or as nominations are submitted. Employees will be issued a certificate and names will be placed on the perpetual plaque. Any further value added awards will be determined by the AVC Advisory Board.


Nominations may be submitted by any Arkansas State University employee, student or individual and should be submitted to the Administrative Specialist III in writing or by email.

Selection of Award

Upon receiving safety nominations, the Administrative Specialist III will secure appropriate supervisor signatures to verify eligibility. The AVC Advisory Board will review the nominations and determine recipients.