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A-State Remains Closed Through Fri. March 6

Arkansas State University will remain closed through Friday, March 6 due to heavy snowfall and hazardous road conditions. 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. on Thursday and 10:30 a.m. - 6:30 p.m. on Friday.
  • The Red Wolf Center will be open from noon - 5 pm during the closure.
  • The Dean B. Ellis Library will be closed on Thursday and will evaluate campus conditions on Friday 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 Honors Reception event scheduled for Saturday, 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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Assistant Professor of Clinical Laboratory Science


  • M.S.E., Arkansas State University (Biology)
  • B.S., Arkansas State University (Medical Technology)
  • B.S.E., Arkansas State University (Biology)

Professional Credentials

  • MT(ASCP)

Teaching Specialties

  • Hematology / Coagulation
  • Principles of Clinical Laboratory Science
  • Urinalysis and Body Fluids
  • Interpreting Lab Data

Research Interests

  • Lab Safety
  • Disaster Preparedness
  • Clinical Lab Education


  • American Society of Clinical Pathologists
  • American Society for Clinical Laboratory Science
  • Arkansas Chapter of Clinical Laboratory Managers


A member of the first CLS class at Arkansas State University, Mrs. Bednar has more than thirty years of experience in the clinical laboratory.

Prior to coming to ASU in January 2010, she served as Director of Lab Services for NEA Clinic (now NEA Baptist Clinic), a large multi-site, multi-specialty clinic in northeast Arkansas where she was responsible for the oversight of thirteen clinical laboratories. Mrs. Bednar's previous CLS experience also includes three years as Blood Bank Section Chief at St. Bernard's Medical Center and six years as a bench technologist at Doctors Pathology Service, a regional reference laboratory that was located in Jonesboro for many years.

Throughout the years Mrs. Bednar has been very involved in the ASU CLT/CLS programs serving on the ASU CLS Advisory Committee for five years and acting as a preceptor for the Management, Hematology, and Blood Bank clinical rotations.

Annette Bednar

Contact Information

P: (870) 680-8596
F: (870) 972-2004


Building: Eugene W. Smith Hall
Room: 104

Alternative Contact

Kathleen Lorance
P: (870) 680-8596