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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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Frederick C. Turner, Jr.

Lieutenant Colonel

First Black Professor at Arkansas State
One of the First Two Black Graduates of Arkansas State
 

Frederick C. Turner, Jr., from North Little Rock, Arkansas, graduated Salutatorian from Booker Washington High School in 1955. In 1960 he was one of the first two black graduates of Arkansas State, receiving a BS in Education and a commission in the Infantry. Colonel Turner served three combat tours in Vietnam where he commanded a detachment of Armed Door Gunners and a company in the 27th Infantry (Wolfhounds) Regiment of the 25th Infantry Division, and served as a Senior Advisor to South Vietnamese Regional and Popular Forces. During this time he received the Combat Infantry Badge and was twice awarded the Bronze Star Medal. In July 1969, at the specific request of Dr. Carl R. Reng, President of Arkansas State University, he returned to ASU as an Assistant Professor of Military Science and thus the university's first black faculty member. He went on to serve as the Commander of U.S. Army Forces at Supreme Headquarters Allied Powers Europe (SHAPE), in Belgium, and then as a member of the Faculty and Staff of the Command and General Staff College at Leavenworth, Kansas. In 1982 Colonel Turner retired from military service and moved to Austin, Texas, where he became manager for the Texas Employment Commission's Project RIO, a special program for Re-Integration of Offenders.