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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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Dr. Ronald Towery

Professor of Elementary Education

Interim Chair of Teacher Education


  • B.S., Mississippi State University 
  • M.Ed., Mississippi State University
  • Ed.D., Mississippi State University

Professional Credentials

  • 1-12 Social Studies
  • 1-8 Elementary
  • K-6 Principal

Teaching Specialties

  • Instructional Design
  • Curriculum Development
  • Social Studies Methods

Research Interests

  • Performance Based Instruction
  • Professional Development Schools


  • National Middle School Association
  • Arkansas Reading Association
  • Association of Teacher Educators


Dr. Towery is a native of Mississippi where he taught in the public schools for 15 years. He has been a middle grades classroom teacher, an elementary principal, and a laboratory school director at two universities. He joined the faculty of ASU in 1988.

Ronald Towery

Contact Information

P: (870) 680-8097
F: (870) 972-3344


Building: Education
Room: 338A