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A-State Remains Closed Through Friday. March 6

Arkansas State University will remain closed through Friday, March 6, due to heavy snowfall and hazardous road conditions. 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. on Thursday and 10:30 a.m. - 6:30 p.m. on Friday.
  • The Red Wolf Center will be open from noon - 5 pm during the closure.
  • The Dean B. Ellis Library will be closed on Thursday and will evaluate campus conditions on Friday 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.
  • 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 Honors Reception event scheduled for Saturday, 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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Associate Professor, Exercise Science


  • Ph.D., University of Alabama
  • M.A., Murray State University
  • B.S., Murray State University

Teaching Specialties

  • Exercise Physiology
  • Strength Training
  • Statistics

Research Interests

  • Strength Training
  • Fatigue and Motor Performance


  • National Strength and Conditioning Association
  • American College of Sports Medicine


Selected Presentations:
The Effects of a Single Bout of Resistance Exercise on Motor Performance International Conference on Strength Training, Colorado Springs, CO, October, 2008
Decreases in Muscular Power Following Static Stretching Are Not Evident in College-Aged Males National Strength and Conditioning Association National Conference, Atlanta, GA July, 2007
Selected Publications:
Basic Statistics for the Strength and Conditioning Professional Strength and Conditioning Journal Vol 30(6), 2008, Pp 51-55
Static Stretching and Its Effects on Muscular Power Coauthor: Engelbrecht, M.M., Arkansas Journal, Vol 42(1), 2007, Pp27-29

Brian Church

Contact Information

P: (870) 680-8103
F: (870) 972-3096


Building: HPESS Complex
Room: 239

Alternative Contact

Sherry Reece
P: (870) 972-3066