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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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Lipscomb Distinguished Professor


Education

  • Ph.D., Washington University in St. Louis (Plant Biology)
  • M.S., Oklahoma State University (Botany)
  • B.A., University of Oklahoma (Sociology)

Teaching Specialties

  • Plant Biotechnology
  • Cell Biology
  • Technology Entrepreneurship

Research Interests

  • Renewable resources—particularly biomass to ethanol
  • Foreign gene expression in transgenic plants
  • Plant cell wall structure and function
  • Plant cell biology and protein targeting

Affiliations

  • American Society of Plant Biologists
  • Specialty Crop Regulatory Assistance program executive steering committee
  • Infinite Enzymes, LLC (CEO)
  • Infinite Eversole Specialty Crop Services, LLC (Principal)

Biography

Thirty years experience in biology. Lipscomb Distinguished Professor of Agriculture at Arkansas State University. Previously, Associate Vice Chancellor for Research and Technology Transfer at ASU. Program Director in Molecular and Cellular Biosciences at the National Science Foundation. Leader in forming one of the world's foremost transgenic plant research groups at ProdiGene, a plant biotechnology start-up company. Director of the cell biology group for plant production of therapeutic proteins at Pioneer Hi-Bred International, a Fortune 500 Company. Internationally recognized for research program and associated expertise as evidenced by over 75 publications and patents as well as invitations to speak nationally and internationally.