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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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(870) 972-3820

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(870) 972-2093

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Bill Bergey

All-Pro NFL Football Player
 

Bill Bergey, originally from South Dayton, New York, graduated from Arkansas State in 1969 with a BS degree in physical education and a commission in the Army Reserves. During his time at Arkansas State he was an All-American Football Player who set five records that still stand (best tackle average in a season, most fumble recoveries in a season, and most tackles in a game, season, and career), and in 1976 he was voted by a special poll of fans as the Top Player in ASU History. In 1969 he was drafted by the Cincinnati Bengals and became the NFL Defensive Rookie of the Year. He started with the Bengals for five years and in 1974 he was acquired by the Philadelphia Eagles in exchange for first-round draft choices in 1977 and 1978 and a second round choice in 1978. During his years with the Eagles he was four times All-Pro, and set an NFL record for most interceptions by a linebacker. At age 33 he was the highest paid defensive player in pro football, with a four-year, $1 million contract. His last game was in Super Bowl XV, where he played with loose bone chips in his knee and bone spurs on both shoulders. Upon retiring from football he said that he wanted to be remembered "as a linebacker who lined up on every single play and gave it everything I had."