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+ Campus alert: A-State Closed Thurs. March 5

A-State Will be Closed on Thursday, March 5

Arkansas State University will remain closed on Thursday, March 5 due to incoming winter weather. 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.
  • The Red Wolf Center will be open from noon - 5 pm.
  • The Dean B. Ellis Library will decide on their hours after campus conditions are evaluated Thursday 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 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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Eugene W. Smith

President, Arkansas State University
President, Jonesboro Industrial Development Corporation
President, Greater Jonesboro Chamber of Commerce
Chairman, Jonesboro City Council Finance Committee

Eugene W. Smith, was Born in Forrest City, Arkansas on 10 June, 1930. He was a Distinguished Military Graduate from Arkansas State in 1952 with a BA in Accounting and a commission in the Field Artillery. After serving as an artillery officer in the Korean Conflict, he was a student and research assistant at the University of Mississippi, where he earned his Master of Education degree in 1955 and his Doctor of Education in 1958. From 1958 to 1984 he served at ASU in positions ranging from instructor, to professor, to dean of the Graduate School and vice president. In 1984 he became the university’s president, and for eight years he led ASU through one of its greatest eras of growth and prosperity. In 1992 he retired, but in 1994, upon the death of ASU’s interim president, Dr. Smith was called back to duty as ASU’s president until 1995. Throughout these years Dr. Smith also served as president of the Jonesboro Industrial Development Corporation, president of the Chamber of Commerce, City Council member, and chairman of the City Council Finance Committee.