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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:
  • Saturday's Archeology Day activities at the Museum have been postponed until Saturday, March 14.
  • The MPA Program's "Career Conversations" event with Dr. Michele Reba has been postponed until Wednesday, March 11, at 1 p.m.
  • 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.
  • 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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Learning Opportunities

Face-to-Face Learning Opportunities
Do you prefer in-person opportunities?  If so, SPA is involved in several face-to-face opportunities throughout the year. 

Click here to register for available training.

Currently, we are working in collaboration with ORTT on the Institute of Departmental Research Administration.  This seven week institute focuses on research administration through the eyes of the departmental administrative staff, and will be offered annually.  If you would like to participate in the next Institute, please contact Nikki Turner.

If you are a faculty member or someone who needs a shorter training, we will be posting our spring date for the Research Roundtable soon.  The Research Roundtable involves a short hot topic discussion from each of our Research Administration Directors (ORTT, Compliance, and SPA), and then we open it up for your questions and comments.  We will post the date and time for the spring session here and on the ASU Daily Digest E-mail, and you will be able to register from this website.

On-Line Learning Opportunities
Interested in learning about working with grants and contracts from your computer?  SPA has developed four seminars in Blackboard, plus you can watch our ASTATE Research Minute videos.

To access the on-line course, you must enroll first. Enroll Here

  1. Login to Blackboard with your ASTATE email address and account password.
  2. Click on the Link that is labeled "Click here to enroll".
  3. Click on the "Enroll" button in the left-hand menu.
  4. Click on the "Submit" button on the right-hand side.
  5. Click on the "OK" button in the lower left-hand corner.
  6. You are now enrolled in the course and can begin the on-line seminars.

Please contact our office at 972-2400 if you have any questions.