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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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(870) 972-3820

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(870) 972-2093

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Associate Professor of Nursing


  • DNP - University of Tennessee for Health Sciences, Memphis, TN Campus (Public Health Nursing), 2006
  • MNSc, University of Arkansas for Medical Sciences, Little Rock, AR (Community Health Nursing), 1978
  • BSN - Biola University, La Mirada, CA (Nursing), 1975

Professional Credentials

  • DNP
  • MNSc
  • RN

Teaching Specialties

  • Public health
  • Women's health
  • Human lactation
  • Vulnerable populations
  • Public policy

Research Interests

  • Vulnerable populations
  • Maternal-child health
  • Human lactation
  • Community participatory action research


  • Arkansas Nurses Association
  • American Nurses Association
  • International Lactation Consultant Association
  • Association of Women's Health and Neonatal Nurses
  • Rotary International


Rebecca Matthews has been a member of the ASU faculty since 2006. She served as faculty for 3 years at Harding University and 3 years at UAMS. She worked as a staff nurse, public health nurse, nurse practitioner, and lactation consultant in Tennessee, Arkansas, and California in public and private settings. For 6 years she was executive director of Paces, Inc., a non-profit serving vulnerable young families in Northeast Arkansas. She has obtained $2 million dollars in grant funding for various organizations and serves as consultant to several non-profit organizations. She maintains a private practice in lactation and childbirth education.