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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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(870) 972-3820

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(870) 972-2093

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Department Chair

Professor of Theatre


Education

  • M.F.A., University of Mississippi

Teaching Specialties

  • Stagecraft
  • Stage Lighting
  • Theatre History

Research Interests

  • Theatre History
  • Theatre Architecture and Technology

Affiliations

  • Association for Theatre in Higher Education
  • Theatre Communications Group
  • National Association of Theatre

Biography

Bob received his M.F.A. degree in theatre design and technology from the University of Mississippi in 1980. Since his employment at ASU in 1993, he has served as Technical Director, Director of Theatre, and presently Department Chair. He teaches Stagecraft, Motion Picture Appreciation, Theatre Management, and Theatre Appreciation. Bob has designed professionally for the Arkansas Repertory Theatre, and various theatres in Branson, Missouri.

Bobby Simpson


Contact Information

P: (870) 972-2037
F: (870) 972-2830


Office

Building: Fowler Center
Room: 158H



Alternative Contact

Kay Veara
P: (870) 972-2037
kveara@astate.edu