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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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University Communications
(870) 972-3820

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(870) 972-2093

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Bill & Alice Nix Petting Zoo

The Petting Zoo will be open to the public on Saturday, April 11, 2015 from 10:00 am until 3:00 pm.

In the Fall of 2006, the College of Agriculture began a free petting zoo on our farm at our beef barn facility. What began as a once per year event has now become seasonal staple of our community.

Prior to the official petting zoo’s opening, schools randomly contacted the farm and were given tours primarily of the swine and sheep areas.  The petting zoo was created to allow for more interaction between our small visitors and a larger assortment of animals.  

A Growing Endeavor

The zoo is now open twice a year, once in the spring and again in the fall. Animals on display in the zoo have been sheep, miniature donkeys, miniature horses, deer, ducks, chickens, pigs, llamas, bottle fed calves, turkeys, cats, dogs, goats, and rabbits, just to name a few.  We try to have as many young offspring of the animals as we can, so the children can pet both the adult and baby animals.  A hayride throughout the farm is available on zoo weekdays.  Long lines also wait outside the chick, duckling, and baby bunny petting areas.  

A new name

In the Spring of 2008, the name was officially changed to the Bill and Alice Nix Petting Zoo.  The Nix’s children have created an endowment to assist in supporting this endeavor.  Their generosity has helped raise funds for general improvement of the facilities and expanded public relations for the petting zoo.

For information about the Bill and Alice Nix Petting Zoo, please contact the Ag Studies office at 870-972-2087. To get our fall and spring operating dates, please email us at pettingzoo@astate.edu.

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Boy petting a small horse

Girl petting a rabbit