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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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(870) 972-2093

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Alternative Spring Break

The Alternative Spring Break (ASB) Program exposes students to complex social and cultural issues through community visits, experiential learning, direct service, group discussion, readings, and reflection activities. Our vision is to transform students into advocates of social change on issues affecting our communities.

2015 Alternative Spring Break

The 2015 Alternative Spring Break team will be traveling to St. Louis, MO. Applications are available in the Leadership Center and will be due on Friday, December 12, 2014.

Requirements to Apply

  • 2.75 cumulative GPA
  • 30 completed hours
  • Full time ASU student
  • Good Academic & Judicial Standing

Previous ASB Trips:

2014 - Oklahoma City, Oklahoma

2014 Alternative Spring Break in OKC

The 2014 Alternative Spring Break visited Oklahoma City, Oklahoma.  While there, they volunteered with the OK Humane Society, Feed the Children, Rebulding Together OKC, and the Regional Food Bank of Oklahoma.

2013 - Austin, Texas

ASB in Austin, Texas 2013

The 2013 Alternative Spring Break team spent their week in Austin, Texas.  They volunteered with the Austin Parks division, the Capital Area Food Bank (as pictured), the Austin Animal Center, the Caritas Community Kitchen, and the Ladybird Johnson Wildflower Center.

2012 - New Orleans, Louisiana

Students on Alternative Spring Break

Our students traveled to New Orleans, LA on Spring Break 2012 to assist in the rebuilding of homes, still ravaged from Hurricane Katrina. Our non-profit partners included: Rebuilding Together New Orleans, Animal Rescue New Orleans, Hike for KaTREEna, & New Orleans Mission.