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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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(870) 972-2093

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The Importance of Identity Standards

Put Yourself in Their Shoes

High School StudentPicture yourself an alumnus or alumna of Arkansas State University with a teenage son or daughter who plans to go to college. This week, your mailbox fills with materials from Arkansas State University.

You find a letter from admissions along with a catalog. There’s also a newsletter from the Alumni Association and a flier from the specific college you attended. Each uses different colors – ranging from green to red to blue. Each has a different logo. Each uses a different font.

You might have to look closely to realize that it all comes from the same place. You might toss one in the trash without realizing where it came from. How could mailings from one university be so disparate?

This is why publications standards are important.


All communications from the university, whether originating from a school or college, or another affiliated office, are reflections of Arkansas State University. The logos, typefaces, colors, and the treatment of photos and text all project attributes of the institution.

Every group that the university communicates with is inundated with information competing for attention. Arkansas State University commits significant resources and countless hours to creating publications and materials intended to break through the clutter. The goal of these guidelines is to improve the effectiveness of the university’s communications in today’s crowded environment, while reducing overall design expenditures for individual pieces.

These guidelines were crafted by the Office of Publications & Creative Services. Through consistent use of these guidelines, Arkansas State University will enjoy greater awareness and recognition.

Our Identity Unites Us

Identity gives each one of us at Arkansas State University a sense of belonging. It unites us. Identity also gives those outside ASU a way to recognize us. Therefore, we must treat our identity with respect, using it consistently and properly. Anything short of that will dilute our collective impact.