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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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University Communications
(870) 972-3820

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(870) 972-2093

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Dr. Sarah Jones-Hayes

Instructor of Music


  • D.M.A., University of Michigan
  • M.M., Cleveland Institute of Music
  • B.M., Cleveland Institute of Music

Teaching Specialties

  • Applied Violin and Viola
  • Chamber Music
  • Orchestra

Research Interests

  • Violin Performance


Dr. Sarah Jones-Hayes holds a DMA in violin performance from the University of Michigan and received her bachelors and masters degrees in violin performance from the Cleveland Institute of Music. Her masters degree was in performance and Suzuki pedagogy. She completed her long term Suzuki training with Kimberly Meier-Sims. Principal teachers include David Updegraff, Constantine Kiradjieff, Paul Sonner, and David Halen.

Dr. Jones-Hayes has taught at the Cleveland Institute of Music's preparatory department, Interlochen Arts Camp and Violin Institute,Wayne State University, the University of Michigan and masterclasses throughout the US. A member of the Canton Symphony Orchestra, she also performs frequently with Akron and Traverse Symphony Orchestras and has appeared as soloist with the Southeastern Ohio Symphony Orchestra. Recent performances include festival performances at the International Music Academy Plzn, Czech Republic, Boston Early Music Festival, and Mary Foulger Memorial Concerts at Lincoln Center.

Sarah Jones-Hayes

Contact Information

P: (870) 972-3757
F: (870) 972-3932


Building: Fine Arts Center
Room: 235