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+ Campus alert: A-State Closed Thurs. March 5

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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(870) 972-3820

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  • PhD, University of Alabama
  • MA, University of Alabama
  • BA, Washington State University

Teaching Specialties

  • Research Methods
  • Mass Communication and Modern Society
  • Public Relations
  • Ethics

Research Interests

  • Transparency
  • Trust
  • Stakeholder Management
  • Public Relations Ethics


  • Association for Education in Journalism and Mass Communications
  • Institute for Public Relations
  • Phi Kappa Phi
  • Kappa Tau Alpha
  • Phe Beta Kappa


Prior to joining the College of Communications at ASU, Rawlins was the Chair of the Department of Communications at Brigham Young University from 2008-2012. Before joining the faculty at BYU in 2000, he taught for eight years at James Madison University.

He was recently elected to the Accreditation Committee of the Accrediting Council for Education in Journalism and Mass Education. He also serves as a member of the Institute for Public Relations Commission on Measurement and Evaluation, on the board for the International Public Relations Research Conference, and has been an active member of the Public Relations Division of AEJMC and the Educators Academy of PRSA.

He serves or has served on the editorial boards of the Journal of Public Relations Research, Public Relations Journal, Case Studies in Public Relations, and the Journal of Communication Management.

He has published several articles on public relations ethics, transparency, authenticity, trust and stakeholder management. In 2003 he was recognized by the Institute of Public Relations with the Pathfinder Award.

He is married to Patricia (Trish) Rawlins and has five children.

Brad Rawlins

Contact Information

P: (870) 972-2468
F: (870) 972-3856


Building: Education/Communications
Room: 331B

Alternative Contact

Terrie Rolland
P: (870) 972-2468