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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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University Communications
(870) 972-3820

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University Police
(870) 972-2093

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ESL Instructor

Curriculum Coordinator


ABD in English as a Second Language Teaching and Learning from the University of Seville, Spain
MS in ESL Education from SUNYAlbany

Research Interests



Lynda Franco has been an educator for over 35 years.  During that time, she has worked as a content teacher, ESOL teacher, Spanish teacher, and bilingual teacher, and has taught all grades pre-K through grade 12 as well as adult learners.  Class she taught included language development classes; content-based, sheltered ESOL vocational classes; undergraduate courses and graduate courses; both in the United States and abroad.

Lynda has been an administrator of programs and a bilingual trainer of teachers for 25 years.  She has led seminars for university faculty and has trained teachers across the nation.  She is a published author of teacher training materials, classroom materials, and children’s books.  At the Colorado State Department of Education, she formerly served as Special Projects Director and Assistant Director of the English Language Acquisition Unit.  Lynda also has worked for 15 years as an education consultant throughout the US assisting school districts and schools in creating programs and meeting the needs of their linguistically diverse populations.