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+ Campus alert: A-State Closed Jan. 16

A-State Closed on Jan. 16 due to winter precipitation.

Arkansas State University is closed today, Tuesday, Jan. 16, due to winter precipitation. All winter response staff members are requested to report to their duty stations.

Overnight, snow fall made conditions for students, faculty and staff hazardous.

"Our administrative team determined the snowfall was going to be heavier than forecast and while today was scheduled to be the first day of class for the spring 2018 semester, I've decided it is best that we cancel classes for today," Chancellor Kelly Damphousse said.

All classes at the Jonesboro and Paragould locations are cancelled. Online classes continue.

While offices and classes are closed, university residential life areas continue to operate to support the on-campus student population.

Important Updates

  • The American Spiritual Ensemble will perform at Fowler Center's Riceland Hall tonight at 7:30pm.
  • For students living on-campus, Acansa Dining Hall will operate under "brunch hours" with service from 10:30 a.m. to 2:00 p.m. and then 4:30 p.m. to 6:30 p.m.
  • ETS testing candidates that were scheduled for today should contact the Testing Center in the Reng Student Union at 972-2038 when A-State reopens and they will assist with rescheduling.
  • The Red WOLF Center will open today on winter weather hours of noon until 5 p.m.
  • Dean B. Ellis Library is closed all day today.

For updates on A-State events, please check the university’s official website AState.edu or social media feeds, Facebook.com/ArkansasState or @ArkansasState on Twitter.

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The Multicultural Center is seeking student leaders with an interest social justice, diversity, and fairness to become Multicultural Ambassadors!

As an Ambassador, you will assist with facilitating conversations on diversity, represent the Multicultural Center & Non-Traditional Student Services at university-sponsored events, and support the Center’s cultural initiatives. Ambassadors have a great amount of responsibility. They are culturally-competent servant leaders with a strong desire to cultivate a campus climate dedicated to inclusion and enhancing their peers’ awareness and appreciation for cultural differences.

Ambassadors are event planners, project managers and global citizens!

If you are interested in being an Ambassador see the attached application.

Applications are due Monday, November 30th by 4:30pm to the Multicultural Center in the Reng Union, room 3003.

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  1. The student should reside in Arkansas
  2. The student should be African American, Hispanic American, Asian American, Native American, or biracial.
  3. The student should be a high school junior with at least a 3.0 cumulative GPA. (Students with at least a 2.75 will be considered for the program with recommendations)