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+ Campus alert: A-State Closed Thurs. March 5

A-State Will be Closed on Thursday, March 5

Arkansas State University will remain closed on Thursday, March 5 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 operate under inclement weather hours, 10:30 a.m. - 8 p.m.
  • The Red Wolf Center will be open from noon - 5 pm.
  • The Dean B. Ellis Library will decide on their hours after campus conditions are evaluated Thursday 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.
  • Wednesday'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 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 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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(870) 972-2093

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Instructor, Physical Education Teacher Education


  • S.C.C.T., Arkansas State University
  • M.S.E, Arkansas State University
  • B.S.E, Arkansas State University

Teaching Specialties

  • Concepts of Health-Related Fitness
  • Principles of Personal Health
  • Theories and Practices of Teaching Leisure Sports
  • Theories and Practices of Coaching Track and Field

Research Interests

  • Equity in Higher Education
  • Multicultural Education
  • Service Learning
  • Intercollegiate Athletics


Selected Presentations:
Bryant, L. & Hilson, V. (2009). Incorporating Diversity into the Curriculum, ArkAHPERD Convention, Eureka Springs, AR

Hilson, V. & Mooneyhan, A.(2008). Motivation: How to Cultivate Student Success, ArkAHPERD Convention, Little Rock, AR

Hilson, V.(2007). Incorporating Service into Learning, ArkAHPERD Convention, Eureka Springs, AR

Hilson, V.(2006). Instituting a Fitness Walking Program for grades 5-8, ArkAHPERD Convention, Hot Springs, AR

Hilson, V.(2006). Utilization of the VARK Learning Styles Inventory to Ascertain Student Learning Preferences. ELSE Semi Annual Conference, Jonesboro, AR

Gaines, W. & Hilson, V.(2005).Officiating 101: How to Become a Successful Sports Official, ArkAHPERD Convention, Eureka Springs, AR

Selected Publications:
Hilson, V. (2005). The Status of Physical Education in Arkansas Public Schools. Masters Thesis, Arkansas State University.

Valarie L. Hilson

Contact Information

P: (870) 680-8105
F: (870) 972-3096


Building: HPESS Complex
Room: 225

Alternative Contact

Sherry Reece
P: (870) 972-3066