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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 open on Friday from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. and regular hours over the weekend.
  • 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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University Communications
(870) 972-3820

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University Police
(870) 972-2093

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Professor of Physical Therapy


  • Ed.D., Arkansas State University (Educational Leadership)
  • M.Ed., University of Arkansas (Exercise Science)
  • B.S., University of Central Arkansas (Physical Therapy)        


  • American Physical Therapy Association
  • Arkansas Chapter (APTA)
  • Central Arkansas District Chapter (APTA)


Dr. Guffey is a graduate of the Physical Therapy Program at the University of Central Arkansas. He also holds a graduate degree in exercise physiology from the University of Arkansas. His doctorate is in Educational Leadership and was awarded by Arkansas State University. He has served on the faculty of the PT Programs at UCA, Texas Tech University Health Sciences Center, and Arkansas State University. Additionally, he served as the Dean of Health Sciences at National Park Community College.

Dr. Guffey's current research deals with the bactericidal and fungicidal effects of visible and infrared light. He is also engaged in research examining the clinical applications of light for the treatment of musculoskeletal disorders.

Dr. Guffey is married, has two grown children and one grandchild. He is an avid golfer.

J. Stephen Guffey

Contact Information

P: 870-972-3591
F: 870-972-3652


Building: Eugene Smith Hall
Room: 123

Alternative Contact

Rebecca Bridges
P: (870) 972-3591