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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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(870) 972-2093

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Chair, Department of Chemistry & Physics

Associate Professor of Chemistry


  • Ph.D. Chemistry, University of Minnesota, 1996
  • B.S. Chemistry, Drake University, 1987

Teaching Specialties

  • General Chemistry
  • Physical Chemistry
  • Computers in Chemistry

Research Interests

  • Infrared spectroscopy
  • Utilizing infrared spectroscopy to identify and quantify gas phase atmospheric species in near real time
  • Development of software to simulate high and low resolution infrared spectra of gas phase species

William Burns

Contact Information

P: 870-972-3086
F: 870-972-3089


Building: Lab Science East
Room: 211

Alternative Contact

Marsha Trusty
P: 870-972-3086
P: mtrusty@astate.edu