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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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Emeritus Faculty

Title IV-E Child Academic Partnership in Public Child Welfare Principle Investigator


  • Ph.D., Case Western University, Major sarea: Social Welfare 1997
  • MSW, Michigan State University, Major area: Social Work, 1973
  • B.A., Anderson University, Major Sociology, 1967

Teaching Specialties

  • Social Work Practice with groups, communities and organizations
  • Social Welfare Policy
  • Mediation in Social Work

Research Interests

  • Access and visitation mediation practice
  • Service learning in social work education


  • National Association of Social Workers
  • Licensed Certified Social Worker
  • Alternative Dispute Resolution Commission
  • Certified Mediation for Arkansas Circuit Courts Domestic Relations Cases

Richard K. Freer

Contact Information

P: 870-972-3357
F: 870-972-3987


Building: Eugene W. Smith Hall
Room: 327P

Alternative Contact

Sandra Tate
P: 870-972-3984