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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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University Communications
(870) 972-3820

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University Police
(870) 972-2093

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Patrick Dixon

Director of Residence Life


  • M.S., B.A., Mississippi State University


Patrick Dixon is the director of Residence Life at Arkansas State University in Jonesboro. Prior to his appointment as director, he worked directly with Residence Life program staff to create an environment to foster learning outside of the classroom. Patrick values students for their creativity, wit, intellect, and overall attitude.

At Mississippi State University he earned a Bachelor of Science Degree in Banking and Finance and a Master of Science Degree in Counselor Education (emphasis in Student Development.) While fulfilling the academic requirements for the Master's Degree, he worked as a residence hall director. Upon graduation, he accepted a job at the University of Southern Mississippi overseeing a group of residence halls. Patrick came to ASU because of his interest in campus development and the hospitality of the students, staff, and faculty.

Patrick is a member of the Association of College and University Housing Officers - International.