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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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Dr. David LaVetter

Associate Professor, Sports Management


  • Ph.D., University of New Mexico
  • M.Ed., University of Nevada-Las Vegas
  • B.S., University of Utah

Teaching Specialties

  • Legal Issues in Sport
  • Sport Leadership
  • Sport Governance

Research Interests

  • Legal Issues in athletics
  • Risk management in sport
  • Leadership styles in sport


  • American Alliance for Health, Physical Education, Recreation & Dance
  • Arkansas Officials Association
  • North American Society for Sport Management
  • Sport & Recreation Law Association


Selected Presentations:

LaVetter, D., Flowers, C. & Benavides-Espinoza (2012). Moral reasoning among sport management majors: A troubling future? North American Society for Sport Management Conference, Seattle, WA.

LaVetter, D. & Benavides-Espinoza (2012). Analysis of Behavioral Codes for Athletes and Coaches in NCAA Institutions (2012). College Sport Research Institute Conference, Chapel Hill, NC.

LaVetter, D. & Behunin, C. (2012). Using recreational sport events' economic impact data to assess orientation strategy of community parks and recreation. American Institute of Higher Education International Conference, Niagara Falls, NY.

LaVetter, D., & Bateman, L. (2014). Dual participation of non-school (club) sport and interscholastic athletics. Sport & Recreation Law Conference. Orlando, FL.

Selected Publications:

Behunin, C. & LaVetter, D. (2012). Economic Impact of Youth Sporting Events in Small Mid-South Community. Arkansas Journal, 47 (1), 37-41.

LaVetter, D. (2011). Transportation . In H. Appenzeller (Ed.) Risk management in sport (2nd), pp. 151-161. Carolina Academic Press: Durham, NC.

LaVetter, D. & Kim, H.D (2010). Transportation practices in community college athletics. Journal of Community College Research & Practice, 34 (6), 449-461.

LaVetter, D. & Choi, Y.S. (2010). Implications of toppling goal posts in college football: Managing institutional risk. Journal of Sport Administration & Supervision, 2 (1), 52-63.

LaVetter, D., Kim, H.D., Ham, S.W., & Kim, S.Y. (2013) Leadership traits of intercollegiate athletic directors for collegiate golf programs. Korean Society of Golf Studies, 5(1), 27-38.

David LaVetter

Contact Information

P: (870) 680-8154
F: (870) 972-3096


Building: HPESS Complex
Room: 236

Alternative Contact

Sherry Reece
P: (870) 972-3066