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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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(870) 972-2093

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Title IV-E Academic Partnership in Public Child Welfare

Program Director


  • MSW - Social Work, Univeristy of Arkansas at Little Rock
  • M.A., Sociology, Arkansas State University
  • B.A., Psychology, Arkansas State University

Professional Credentials

  • LCSW - Licensed Certified Social Worker

Teaching Specialties

  • Child Welfare, Child Abuse and Neglect
  • HBSE
  • Seminar
  • Case Management
  • Ethics
  • Family Studies
  • Policy and Practice Classes
  • Intro to Social Work


  • National Association of Social Workers
  • Arkansas Chapter National Association of Social Workers
  • Ms. Fullen served three years on the Arkansas Child Abuse and Neglect Prevention Board as a governor’s appointee


Karen Fullen worked at SCAN Volunteer Services Inc., for 15 years, serving at all levels from front-line case worker to Executive Staff.  Her professional background also includes 5 years with the UALR Social Work Department, Mid-South Training Academy where she served as a classroom instructor, site manager and program manager. She has been at ASU since the summer of 1999, working on the Title IV-E Academic Partnership in Public Child Welfare Grant, serving as field trainer, program coordinator and program director.  Ms. Fullen’s experience also includes direct clinical practice in mental health with children, adolescents, families, and seniors.

Karen Fullen, LCSW

Contact Information

P: 870-972-2199
F: 870-972-3987


Building: Eugene W. Smith Hall
Room: 327U

Alternative Contact

Sandra Tate
P: 870-972-3984