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A-State Closing at 1 pm on Wednesday, March 4

Arkansas State University will be closing at 1 p.m. on Wednesday, March 4 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 be open until 8 p.m.
  • The Red Wolf Center will close at 3 p.m.
  • The Dean B. Ellis Library will close at 1 p.m.
  • GradStock has been rescheduled to March 9, from 9 a.m. until 5:30 p.m. at Cooper Alumni Center.
  • The Testing Center will close at 1 p.m.
  • Tonight'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 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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University Communications
(870) 972-3820

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(870) 972-2093

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Instructor in Industrial Technology


  • M.S., University of Missouri at Rolla (Engineering Management)
  • B.S., Arkansas State University (Engineering-Mechanical)

Teaching Specialties

  • Statistics
  • Quality Assurance methods
  • Modeling and optimization

Research Interests

  • Design of Experiments
  • Simulation
  • Applications of Taguchi quality improvement concepts


  • Registered Professional Engineer, Arkansas Board of Engineers and Land Surveyors
  • Licensed public water system operator, Arkansas Department of Health


White has been an instructor in Industrial Technology for 14 years. He has taught a graduate level course in Statistics for the Masters in Engineering Management Program in the college of engineering. He was a member of the engineering advisory committee for three years. He is a senior engineer for Jonesboro City Water & Light with 16 years in electrical substations and generation. He was a senior engineer for McDonnell Douglas (Boeing), St. Louis with 6 years in combat aircraft armament system design and classified research and development.

Rick White

Contact Information

P: 870-972-8423
F: 870-972-3885


Building: Agriculture
Room: 332C