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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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"The National Writing Project believes that teachers are professionals who have knowledge to share." 

- From Because Writing Matters (an NWP publication)

The Arkansas Delta Writing Project is a member of the National Writing Project, a network of local sites located in universities across the 50 states, the District of Columbia, Puerto Rico, and the U.S. Virgin Islands.

In 2009, Arkansas State University established itself as a site of the National Writing Project. The National Writing Project is the most successful, longest-running professional development network in the United States. For thirty years, the NWP has partnered with universities to offer Invitational Summer Institutes and to build cadres of master teachers who, in turn, assist others to grow as writers and teachers of writing.

The goals of The Arkansas Delta Writing Project site focus on improving student writing by developing teachers as writers and as consultants on writing. This focus leads to the celebration and enhancement of the professional role of successful classroom teachers and provides schools with an empowering, research-based professional development model embedded in their communities.

The Goals of The Arkansas Delta Writing Project site:

  • To improve student writing through the development of teachers as writers and as consultants on writing
  • To provide schools and communities with an empowering, research-based professional development model embedded in local milieus
  • To identify, celebrate and enhance the professional role of successful classroom teachers
  • To extend the roles of writing as bridges among disciplines


Dr. Dixie Keyes, Director
Donna Dillahunty, Co-director
Erica Sockwell, Co-director
Debbie West, Technology Liaison
Jessica Lange, Communications Director