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A-State Remains Closed Through Fri. 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 closed on Thursday and will evaluate campus conditions on Friday morning.
  • 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.
  • Wednesday's performance of "12 Angry Men" has been cancelled. Contact the Box Office for refund information.
  • 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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University Communications
(870) 972-3820

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University Police
(870) 972-2093

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What is a podcast?

A podcast consists of multiple digital media files which are distributed over the internet for playback on either portable media players like iPods, mp3 players, and/or computers. A podcast is very much like a broadcast, because it is a website from which media files are broadcast. Subscribing to a podcast is like listening to a radio broadcast through RSS (Real Simple Syndication) feeds (news feed technology). By subscribing to an RSS feed or a syndication you automatically get updates when new information is posted. It is a way for people to selectively subscribe to audio and video content over the internet.

What is a Channel?

In podcasting, a channel works almost like a channel on a TV. With podcasting, a channel can be your course title or a main theme or topic. It is somewhat like a seminar that contains sessions or in this case episodes.

When recording, break your lecture down into smaller more manageable sections.


Practical implications for podcasting

By recording your class using a digital recorder or another device, you can upload the file to ASU's podcast manager, and your students can access the podcast and listen to it. It's almost as if they were in a real classroom listening to your lecture.

Once complete, your students only have to click the channel link to download the podcast and listen to it. This will also give them the option to subscribe to your channel and any subsequent new podcasts you create and add via the podcast manager will automatically be delivered to their iPod, mp3 player, or iTunes.