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A-State Will be Closed on Thursday, March 5

Arkansas State University will remain closed on Thursday, March 5 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 operate under inclement weather hours, 10:30 a.m. - 8 p.m.
  • The Red Wolf Center will be open from noon - 5 pm.
  • The Dean B. Ellis Library will decide on their hours after campus conditions are evaluated Thursday 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 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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The Regional Center for Disaster Preparedness Education is an official regional training center recognized by the American Medical Association and National Disaster Life Support Foundation.

Basic Disaster Life Support (BDLS) will be on February 20th, 2015 from 8:00 a.m. to 4:30 p.m., in Reynolds building, Room #222.  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.

 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.

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



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To register, email dpem@astate.edu.

Core Disaster Life Support


The Core Disaster Life Support (CDLS) Course v.3.0 is a competency based awareness-level course that introduces clinical and public health concepts and principles for the management of disasters and public health emergencies. CDLS lays the foundation for individuals from diverse professions, disciplines, and backgrounds to come together as a team to enhance personal and community health, safety and resilience. It provides a framework to enable public health, healthcare EMS, and other response personnel to work as partners in local preparedness and response efforts.


To register, email dpem@astate.edu.

Basic Disaster Life Support


Basic Disaster Life Support (BDLS) includes a review of all hazards approaching natural and accidental human made events; traumatic and explosive events; nuclear and radiological events; biological events; and chemical events. Also included is information on such critical areas as the healthcare professional's role in the public health and incident management systems, community mental health, and special needs of underserved and vulnerable populations.

• Disaster Paradigm
• Natural Diseases
• Traumatic & Explosive Events
• Nuclear & Radiological Events
• Biological Events

• Chemical Events
• Psychosocial Aspects
• Public Health Implications of Disasters
• Evaluation & Testing

Topics: Recognition and management of a disaster scene and its victims is reinforced through a unique approach called the D-I-S-A-S-T-E-R paradigm. The paradigm organizes the students' preparation and response to disaster management. It emphasizes an all-hazards approach to mass casualty incident management and facilitates ongoing qualitative and quantitative assessment of an incident.

Cost: $110, ASU Students: $75.00 w/ valid ID

Register: To register, email dpem@astate.edu

Advanced Disaster Life Support

Description: ADLS is an advanced intensive 2-day course that allows students to demonstrate competencies in casualty decontamination, essential skills, and mass casualty incident information systems/technology applications using simulated all-hazards scenarios and mass casualty incident. ADLS is focused on the development of "hands on" skills to allow participants to apply the knowledge in interactive scenarios and drills utilizing high-fidelity manikins and volunteer patients.

Note: BDLS is a prerequisite of this course.

Core Training Areas & Course Duration: 
Day 1: (4) hours of didactic lectures and (4) hours of small group table-top exercises.
Day 2: (7) hours of hands-on training distributed among (4) ADLS stations.

• Medical decontamination (PPE & Decon) 
• Mass Triage 
• Media communication 
• Healthcare facilities & community disaster planning

• Legal issues of disaster response
• Mass fatality management
• Essential skills station
• All-hazards training scenarios

Cost: $275, ASU Students: $175.00 w/ valid ID

Register: To register, email dpem@astate.edu