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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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Associate Professor of Art


  • M.F.A., Painting and Drawing, Louisiana State University
  • B.A., Studio Art and English, Centre College

Teaching Specialties

  • Drawing
  • Still Life
  • Figure Drawing

Research Interests

  • Painting and Drawing

Links of Interests

Teaching: norrisartclass.blogspot.com

Music: www.thestillbeat.com


John Harlan Norris is a painter and musician originally from Kentucky. He received a double BA in Studio Art and English from Centre College and earned his MFA in Painting and Drawing from Louisiana State University. His work has been shown nationally in cities including New York, Chicago, and Houston.

In 2009, Norris has shown in venues including David Lusk Gallery (Memphis, TN), First Street Gallery (New York, NY), and Baton Rouge Gallery: Center for Contemporary Art (Baton Rouge, LA). He is an Assistant Professor of Art at Arkansas State University in Jonesboro, AR. Previously, Norris taught at Louisiana State University and University of Louisiana, Lafayette. In addition, he makes music for Harlan, an ongoing musical project that began in 2005.