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A-State Closing at 1 pm on Wednesday, March 4

Arkansas State University will be closing at 1 p.m. on Wednesday, March 4 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 be open until 8 p.m.
  • The Red Wolf Center will close at 3 p.m.
  • The Dean B. Ellis Library will close at 1 p.m.
  • GradStock has been rescheduled to March 9, from 9 a.m. until 5:30 p.m. at Cooper Alumni Center.
  • The Testing Center will close at 1 p.m.
  • Tonight'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 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. Joseph Key

Chair of Department of History

Associate Professor of History


  • Ph.D. History, University of Arkansas
  • M.A. History, West Texas A&M University
  • B.A. History, Lyon College

Professional Credentials

  • Board of Trustees Faculty Achievement Award in Teaching 2007-2008
  • Phi Alpha Theta / Westerners International Best Dissertation Award 2002

Teaching Specialties

  • American Indian History
  • American Frontier


"Quapaws", 2007; "European Exploration and Settlement, 1541-1802", 2006;
"Sarasin", and "Pompey Factor", 2006. The Encyclopedia of Arkansas History and Culture www. encyclopediaofarkansas.net
" 'Outcasts upon the World': The Louisiana Purchase and the Quapaws", in A Whole Country in Commotion: The Louisiana Purchase and the American Southwest, edited by Patrick Williams et al. (Fayetteville: University of Arkansas Press, 2005) [An earlier version of this article appeared in Arkansas Historical Quarterly 62 (Fall 2003): 272-88.]
"The Calumet and the Cross: Religious Encounters in the Lower Mississippi Valley", Arkansas Historical Quarterly 61 (Summer 2002): 152-68
"Indians and Ecological Conflict in Territorial Arkansas", Arkansas Historical Quarterly 59 (Summer 2000): 127-46

Joseph Key

Contact Information

P: 870-972-2698
F: 870.972.2880


Building: Wilson Hall
Room: 112