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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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University Communications
(870) 972-3820

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(870) 972-2093

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Blackboard contains the following laboratory/studio safety training courses. Any employee or non-University personnel who work in the University’s laboratory facilities must take the classes that are applicable to their disciplines and must pass the associated tests with a grade of 80% or better. Please contact Starr Fenner to gain access to the modules.

  • Air Pollution
  • Art Safety Precautions
  • Biological Safety:
    • Users
    • Ancillary
    • SOPs included in Submissions
  • Bloodborne Pathogens:
    • Users amd Ancillary
  • Compressed Gas Training
  • Hazmat Training
  • Housekeeping, General
  • Laboratory Move-in and Check-out
  • Laboratory Safety, General:
    • Glassware, Storage and Washing
    • Chemical Spills
    • Chemical Storage and Disposal
    • P2 Programs including orientation to MSDS (Chemical Hygiene)
    • Apparatus Protocols:
      • Autoclaves
      • Biological Safety Cabinets
      • Centrifuges
      • Eyewash and Safety Showers
      • Fire Extinguishers
      • Fume Hoods
      • Personal Protective Equipment (PPE)
      • Refrigerators
      • Respirators
      • Storage Cabinets
  • Laser Safety:
    • Ancillary
  • Purchasing,Packaging, and Shipping/ Receiving of Hazardous Materials
  • Radiation Safety:
    • Users
    • Ancillary
    • Specialty Training
  • Silica Hazard

Laser Safety

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