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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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Graduate Council

The Graduate Council provides guidance and direction for the university's graduate programs.  The Council considers and recommends graduate curriculum changes and new programs; policies on graduate admission, academic standards, and graduation requirements; policies on graduate faculty status; policies regarding graduate assistants; and policies on graduate stipends and assistantships and their distribution to programs.

Membership on the Graduate Council consists of one tenured graduate faculty member from each college with graduate programs.  Colleges with doctoral programs will have an additional faculty representative from the doctoral program(s).  Two graduate students appointed by the Graduate Student Council will serve on the committee.  The Graduate Dean and the Director of Assessment Services will serve on the Council as ex-officio, nonvoting members.  This council reports to the VCAAR through the Dean of the Graduate School.

For Graduate Council Meeting Minutes, please visit the Graduate Council Archive.

For Graduate Bulletin Changes, go to the Faculty Forms section to find Bulletin Change Transmittal Forms.

2014-15 Graduate Council Meeting Dates and Deadlines

(For detailed information, go to GC Meeting Dates and Deadlines .  All Graduate Council Meetings will be held in the Library 6th Floor Conference Room #603 from 1pm - 3pm.  Agenda Items must be submitted to the Graduate School office, Library 6th Floor Suite 619F, by the deadlines posted.)

September 26, 2014      GC Meeting        (Deadline for Items to be put on agenda, September 12, 2014)

October 24, 2014          GC Meeting        (Deadline for Items to be put on agenda, October 10, 2014)

November 20, 2014       GC Meeting        (Deadline for Items to be put on agenda, November 7, 2014)

January 16, 2015          GC Meeting        (Deadline for Items to be put on agenda, January 5,  2015)

February 27, 2015        GC Meeting         (Deadline for Items to be put on agenda, February 13, 2015)

March 20, 2015             GC Meeting        (Deadline for Items to be put on agenda, March 6, 2015)

April 24, 2015               GC Meeting        (Deadline for Items to be put on agenda, April 10, 2015)



  • Steve Green
  • Russ Jones
  • Gil Fowler
  • Angie Schmidt
  • Will McLean
  • Tanja McKay
  • Melissa Jackson
  • Juanjuan Li
  • Tracy Finch
  • Josie Welch
  • Audrey Bowser
  • Ed Owen
  • Bandon Kemp
  • David Holman
  • Steve Bounds
  • Will McLean
  • Deborah Chappel Traylor
  • Allyn Oniko
  • Andy Sustich
  • Byron Keys
  • David Holman
  • Shawn Drake