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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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Dr. Wynona (Nonie) Wiggins

Associate Professor of Nursing

Faculty Athletics Representative


  • SCCT - Arkansas State University, Jonesboro (Community College Teaching)
  • MSN - University of Tennessee, Memphis (Critical Care Nursing)
  • BSN - Arkansas State University, Jonesboro (Nursing)

Teaching Specialties

  • Medical Surgical Nursing (Cardiovascular, Neuro, Musculoskeletal)
  • Pathophysiology
  • Pharmacology

Research Interests

  • SigmNCLEX Success
  • Outcome measures


  • American Association for Critical Care Nurses
  • American Nurses Association
  • Arkansas Nurses Association
  • Sigma Theta Tau International Honor Society for Nursing
  • Golden Key International Honor Society


Nonie has been with Arkansas State University's nursing department since 1983. Prior to returning to her alma mater, she was employed at St. Bernard's Medical Center in Jonesboro, Arkansas where she held positions as Patient Care Manager, Hospital recruiter, and staff nurse. She has held leadership roles in Sigma Theta Tau's Eta Theta Chapter and District 6 of the Arkansas Nurses Association She is currently enrolled in the Educational Leadership Doctoral program at Arkansas State University.
In addition to her responsibilities in the School of Nursing, she serves as the Faculty Athletic Representative (FAR) to the NCAA at ASU. She is currently serving as Chair of the FAR group in the Sun Belt Conference and is the conference representative on the NCAA Academic Cabinet.