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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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Dr. Julie Lamb Milligan

Director of Gifted Education

Professor of Gifted Education


  • Ph.D. (Gifted Education/Curriculum)
  • M.S.E (Gifted Education) B.S.E. (El. Ed.)

Professional Credentials

  • Arkansas Licensure - Elementary Education 1-6; Gifted Education, Curriculum

Research Interests

  • Giftedness Among Subpopulations
  • Ethnographic Studies
  • Assessment of Giftedness


Julie Lamb Milligan has a B.S.E. in Middle Level Education, a M.S.E. in Gifted, Talented and Creative Education, and a Ph.D. in Gifted Education with an emphasis in Curriculum and Instruction. Among her accomplishments during the past 10 years, she was named Outstanding Alumni in the Department of Special Education at Arkansas State University, received the Educator Award for AGATE (Arkansans for Gifted & Talented Education) and has received state and national recognition in the area of curriculum writing.

As an educator of 28 years, she has taught math and science, facilitated for gifted children in grades K-12, and has been an administrator in public schools. Dr. Milligan is currently a professor of gifted education at Arkansas State University.

She has published numerous articles which have appeared in Educator, Exceptional Children, Roeper Review, Rural Special Education Quarterly, and Understanding Our Gifted . Most recently, she has published a book titled Assessment of Giftedness: A Concise and Practical Guide.