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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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(870) 972-3820

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(870) 972-2093

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Dr. Gayle Williams

Instructor of English


  • B.A. English & History, Arkansas State University, 1962
  • M.A. English, Arkansas State University, 1984
  • Ph.D. English, University of Mississippi, 2000

Teaching Specialties

  • Early American Literature
  • American Linguistics

Courses Taught

  • Composition I and II
  • Literature of the Western World - I and II
  • Technical Writing

Research Interests

  • American English - Stepchild of the Language
  • "Waiting" In Daybreak on the Land
  • "Don't Leave Me Alone" in Treasured Poems of America
  • "None Understood"
  • "Scrapbook Days"

Gayle Williams

Contact Information

P: (870) 972-2144


Building: Wilson Hall
Room: 327B