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A-State Closed on Jan. 16 due to winter precipitation.

Arkansas State University is closed today, Tuesday, Jan. 16, due to winter precipitation. All winter response staff members are requested to report to their duty stations.

Overnight, snow fall made conditions for students, faculty and staff hazardous.

"Our administrative team determined the snowfall was going to be heavier than forecast and while today was scheduled to be the first day of class for the spring 2018 semester, I've decided it is best that we cancel classes for today," Chancellor Kelly Damphousse said.

All classes at the Jonesboro and Paragould locations are cancelled. Online classes continue.

While offices and classes are closed, university residential life areas continue to operate to support the on-campus student population.

Important Updates

  • The American Spiritual Ensemble will perform at Fowler Center's Riceland Hall tonight at 7:30pm.
  • For students living on-campus, Acansa Dining Hall will operate under "brunch hours" with service from 10:30 a.m. to 2:00 p.m. and then 4:30 p.m. to 6:30 p.m.
  • ETS testing candidates that were scheduled for today should contact the Testing Center in the Reng Student Union at 972-2038 when A-State reopens and they will assist with rescheduling.
  • The Red WOLF Center will open today on winter weather hours of noon until 5 p.m.
  • Dean B. Ellis Library is closed all day today.

For updates on A-State events, please check the university’s official website AState.edu or social media feeds, Facebook.com/ArkansasState or @ArkansasState on Twitter.

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870-972-3820

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870-972-2093

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Chair of Health, Physical Education and Sport Sciences

Professor, Health Promotion


Education

  • Ed.D., Oklahoma State University
  • M.S., Oklahoma State University
  • B.S., Northern Illinois University

Teaching Specialties

  • Health Promotion
  • Human Sexuality
  • Health Teaching Strategies
  • Personal Health

Research Interests

  • Sexual knowledge, attitudes and behaviors

Affiliations

  • American Alliance for Health, Physical Education, Recreation and Dance
  • Arkansas Association for Health, Physical Education, Recreation and Dance

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Selected Presentations:
Mathis, M.J. & Finnicum, P.A. Arkansas State University "They Call Me Coach, But They Probably Shouldn't." American Alliance for Health, Physical Education, Recreation and Dance conference in Orlando, FL, April 10 2012, 2012 Southern District/FAHPERD/AAHPERD Convention.

Finnicum, P.A. & Mathis, M.J. Arkansas State University; Green, J.S. Texas A & M University; Zeiger, J.B. Alternative Fuels Institute. "Technological Tools of the Trade for Teachers." National Wellness Conference in Stevens, Point WI, July 21, 2010.

Finnicum, P.A., Bryant, L.G. & Mathis, M.J. Arkansas State University; Green, J.S. Texas A & M University; Zeiger, J.B. Alternative Fuels Institute. "Courses Are So Much Cooler Online with Twitter and Facebook." American Alliance for Health, Physical Education, Recreation and Dance conference in Indianapolis, IN, March 19, 2010.

Finnicum, P.A. & Mathis, M.J. Arkansas State University; Finnicum, T.M. Oklahoma State University; Green, J.S. Texas A & M University; Williams, D.A. U of Arkansas; Zeiger, J.B. Alternative Fuels Institute. "Freesources" for Courses: The Best Things in Life are Free. American Alliance for Health, Physical Education, Recreation and Dance conference in Tampa, FL, April 2, 2009.

Selected Publications:
Finnicum, P.A. (2011) The Thirties in America: Marijuana Tax Act of 1937, pages 610-611. Salem Press.

Finnicum, P.A. (2010) The Forties in America: Birth Control, pages 117-119. Salem Press.

Finnicum, P.A. (2010). The Forties in America: Sexually Transmitted Diseases, pages 870-872.Salem Press.

Finnicum, P.A. and Mathis, M.J. (2010). "From College to Career: Charting a Course" Arkansas Journal, 45:1, 10-16.


Paul Finnicum


Contact Information

P: (870) 680-8113
F: (870) 972-3096


Office

Building: HPESS Complex
Room: 221B



Alternative Contact

Sherry Reece
P: (870) 972-3066