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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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Dr. Michael Spikes

Professor of English


Education

  • B.A., English and German, Mississippi State University, 1977
  • M.A., Comparative Literature, Indiana University, 1982
  • Ph.D., Comparative Literature, Indiana University, 1986

Teaching Specialties

  • Literary Theory
  • Poetry
  • World Literature

Courses Taught

  • Literary theory
  • Advanced World Literature
  • Introduction to Poetry and Drama
  • Topics in World Literature (graduate)
  • Methods in World Literature (graduate)

Research Interests

  • Understanding Contemporary American Literary Theory, 1997
  • Understanding Contemporary American Literary Theory, Revised Edition, 2003
  • "Willie Morris and the Power of Memory" Arkansas Review, 2004
  • "Lee Durkee's Rides of the Midway and Barry Harrah's Geronimo Rex," Mississippi Quarterly, 2002
  • Dr. Spikes' poetry has been published in various journals and magazines

Michael Spikes


Contact Information

P: (870) 972-2128


Office

Building: Wilson Hall
Room: 307