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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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(870) 972-3820

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(870) 972-2093

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Dr. Paula Ruby

Associate Professor of Computer & Information Technology


  • Ed.D., University of Tennessee, Knoxville (Technological and Adult Education)
  • M.S.E., Arkansas State University, Jonesboro (Business Education)
  • B.S.E., Arkansas State University, Jonesboro (Business Education)

Teaching Specialties

  • IT Project Management
  • Visual Basic Programming
  • Microcomputer Applications
  • First Year Experience

Research Interests

  • Learning Styles
  • Note taking Skills
  • Learning Transfer


  • Decision Sciences Institute
  • Southeast Decision Sciences Institute
  • Beta Gamma Sigma


Paula has been in the CIT department at ASU for eight years. Prior to that she taught at both the University of Memphis and the University of Central Arkansas in their MIS departments. She has authored several computer applications textbooks, published scholarly articles, and made numerous presentations.