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+ Campus alert: A-State Closed Jan. 16

A-State Closed on Jan. 16 due to winter precipitation.

Arkansas State University is closed today, Tuesday, Jan. 16, due to winter precipitation. All winter response staff members are requested to report to their duty stations.

Overnight, snow fall made conditions for students, faculty and staff hazardous.

"Our administrative team determined the snowfall was going to be heavier than forecast and while today was scheduled to be the first day of class for the spring 2018 semester, I've decided it is best that we cancel classes for today," Chancellor Kelly Damphousse said.

All classes at the Jonesboro and Paragould locations are cancelled. Online classes continue.

While offices and classes are closed, university residential life areas continue to operate to support the on-campus student population.

Important Updates

  • The American Spiritual Ensemble will perform at Fowler Center's Riceland Hall tonight at 7:30pm.
  • For students living on-campus, Acansa Dining Hall will operate under "brunch hours" with service from 10:30 a.m. to 2:00 p.m. and then 4:30 p.m. to 6:30 p.m.
  • ETS testing candidates that were scheduled for today should contact the Testing Center in the Reng Student Union at 972-2038 when A-State reopens and they will assist with rescheduling.
  • The Red WOLF Center will open today on winter weather hours of noon until 5 p.m.
  • Dean B. Ellis Library is closed all day today.

For updates on A-State events, please check the university’s official website AState.edu or social media feeds, Facebook.com/ArkansasState or @ArkansasState on Twitter.

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The College of Agriculture & Technology faculty encourages our students to become involved in campus life by joining student organizations, especially those related to their disciplines. Listed below are clubs and organizations associated with the College of Agriculture & Technology.

Alpha Tau Alpha 

A national honorary organization which promotes the highest ideals and standards of the Agricultural Education profession by enabling closer relationships with individuals who have chosen teaching or a related field within agriculture.

Agribusiness Club 

A social and professional organization for all majors with an interest in agricultural production, marketing or agricultural communications. Activities include tours of local agribusiness and guest speakers from industry leaders.

Block and Bridle 

A chapter of the National Block and Bridle Club which provides students an opportunity to develop livestock skills and interact with others interested in the advancement of animal agriculture.
Agribusiness Club is a social and professional organization for all majors with an interest in agricultural production, marketing, or agricultural communications.  Activities include tours of local agribusinesses and guest speakers from industry leaders.

Collegiate FFA 

For students who want to continue their leadership development while at the university. We are affiliated with the national FFA organization.  Membership is open to all who are pursuing a degree in agriculture and/or were in the FFA in high school. The goals and purposes of the organization are to develop leadership, provide recreational and educational activities or programs, provide a service function to the Agricultural Education profession and support scholarly activity.

Delta Tau Alpha 

An honorary society for students majoring in any field of agriculture. It is open to students who have completed at least 45 hours of course work, 12 of which must have been in agriculture, and have a GPA in the upper 35% of all students in the College of Agriculture & Technology.

Equine Club 

The purpose of the Equine Club is to educate ASU students about the history, understanding, use, and care of horses. We provide a safe learning environment for students with no prior experience to develop proper horsemanship skills. We also compete in some local and state competitions and host equine related events at ASU. All majors are welcome to join the Equine Club.

Pre-Veterinary Medicine Club 

Promotes leadership skills and provides opportunities for members to develop friendships with others interested in veterinary medicine.  Membership is open to all students interested in veterinary medicine. The club holds regular meetings, attends seminars related to veterinary medicine, visits with practicing veterinarians, and tours veterinary schools.

Plant and Soil Science Club 

Is open to all plant and soil science majors. Its purpose is to bring students together for social and professional reasons.