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A-State Remains Closed Through Friday. 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.
  • 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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Regional Center for
Disaster Preparedness Education

"Bridging the Gap Between Practice & Academia"

Upcoming Events:

Basic Disaster Life Support (BDLS) will be on Friday, March 6th, 2015 from 8:00 a.m. to 4:30 p.m.  Pre-registration will begin at 7:45 a.m.  Please arrive before the course to ensure proper registration and so that your book may be given to you.

Location:  Arkansas State University Convocation Center in the Hames Room.

Advance Disaster Life support (ADLS) will be held on March 13th & 14th, 2015 from 8:00 a.m. to 4:30 p.m., and we will meet in the College of Nursing and Health Professions building, CNHP Room #504.

Spring 2015 CAREER FAIR will be March 16th-18th  from 9:00 am to 1:00 pm in Centennial Hall in the Reng Student Union on the A-State Campus.

Monday, March 16th - Education, Nursing and Health Professions

Tuesday, March 17th - Engineering, Science and Mathematics, Agriculture and Technology, Humanities and Social Sciences and Fine Arts

Wednesday, March 18th - Business and Media and Communication

If you have any questions please contact the DPEM office at dpem@astate.edu or call at 870-680-8286.

Regional Disaster Training

The Regional Center for Disaster Preparedness Education at Arkansas State University is an official regional training center recognized by the American Medical Association and National Disaster Life Support Foundation.


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Large or small, disasters happen. In fact, there has been a major or federally declared disaster in Northeast Arkansas in each of the last 10 years. Being prepared to respond when disaster strikes can be the difference between life and death for victims left behind.

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The Regional Center for Disaster Preparedness Education was created in 2005 in response to an unmet need for disaster education within the health professions. We offer courses in basic and advanced disaster life support, homeland security, and emergency management. Our courses are offered via distance education technology to ensure availability for everyone, regardless of geographic location.

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Practicum Sites

Practicum sites are tailored to individual students needs and career aspirations. Examples include county offices of emergency management, hospitals, non-government organizations, emergency medical services, law enforcement agencies and/or state and federal emergency response agencies.