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A-State Closing at 1 pm on Wednesday, March 4

Arkansas State University will be closing at 1 p.m. on Wednesday, March 4 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 be open until 8 p.m.
  • The Red Wolf Center will close at 3 p.m.
  • The Dean B. Ellis Library will close at 1 p.m.
  • GradStock has been rescheduled to March 9, from 9 a.m. until 5:30 p.m. at Cooper Alumni Center.
  • The Testing Center will close at 1 p.m.
  • Tonight'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 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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Associate Professor of Teacher Education


  • PhD, Family and Child Development, Virginia Tech
  • MS, Individual and Family Studies, University of Delaware
  • BS, Family and Child Development, Virginia Tech

Teaching Specialties

  • Infants/toddlers
  • Family involvement
  • Early childhood assessment

Research Interests

  • Professional development of the early childhood workforce
  • Bidirectional influences of children and families
  • Social-emotional development of young children


  • Southern Early Childhood Association/Arkansas Early Childhood Association
  • National Association for the Education of Young Children
  • National Registry Alliance
  • Association for Childhood Education International
  • National Association of Early Childhood Teacher Educators

Joanna Grymes

Contact Information

P: (870) 680-8430
F: (870) 972-3344


Building: Education
Room: 345A