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+ Campus alert: A-State Remains Closed Through Friday. March 6

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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(870) 972-2093

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Dr. Gregory Hansen

Professor of Folklore and English


  • Ph.D. Folklore, Indiana University, 2001
  • M.A. Folk Studies, Western Kentucky University, 1987
  • B.A. Communication Studies, Pennsylvania State University, 1983

Teaching Specialties

  • Folklife Studies
  • Ethnography
  • Heritage Programs
  • Folklore
  • Education

Courses Taught

  • Introduction to Literature of Western World, I and II
  • Introduction to Folklore
  • Ballad and Folksong
  • *Heritage Studies Courses

Research Interests

  • A Florida Fiddler: The Life and Times of Richard Seaman, published by University of Alabama Press.
  • With staff of Smithsonian Institution: Iowa Folklife: Our People, Communities, and Traditions, Smithsonian Institution.
  • With staff from Florida Folklife Program: The Florida Music Train, Florida Department of State; various video documentaries and audio recordings.
  • Current Project:
    Research on heritage preservation and representation in relation to folklife studies


  • Gerald E. and Corinne L. Parsons Fund Award 2009, Fellowship from the American Folklife Center within the Library of Congress.
  • Arkansas State University's Board of Trustees' 2009 "Faculty Achievement Award for Service."
  • Arkansas State University's Board of Trustees', "Faculty Achievement Award for Scholarship," 2008.
  • Arkansas State University's College of Humanities and Social Sciences Award for Outstanding Teaching, 2005.
  • (With staff of Florida Folklife Program) Dorothy Howard Prize for excellence in folklife education from the American Folklore Society's "Folklore and Education Section," 2003.
  • National Endowment for the Arts grants, 2003-9.

Gregory Hansen

Contact Information

P: (870) 972-3508


Building: Wilson Hall
Room: 215