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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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Dr. Cyndy Hendershot

Associate Professor of English


  • Ph.D. English/Critical Theory, Texas Tech University, 1995
  • M.A. English, Texas Tech University, 1991
  • B.A. English/History, Eastern New Mexico, 1989

Teaching Specialties

  • Popular Literature
  • Film

Courses Taught

  • Literature and Film
  • Popular Literature

Research Interests

  • The Animal Within: Masculinity and the Gothic (University of Michigan, 1998)
  • I Was A Cold War Monster (Popular Press, 2001)
  • Paranoia, The Bomb, and 1950's Science Fiction Films (Popular Press, 1999)
  • Anti-Communism and Popular Culture at Mid-Century (McFarland, 2003)
  • "Curses of the Brown Recluse Spider." Short Documentary, 2004
  • Current Project:
    Juvenile Delinquency films from 1950-1965


  • Middle Eastern Studies Grant 2006
  • Dean's Research Award 2000
  • College of Arts and Sciences Research Award, 2000