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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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Professor of Zoology


  • BS - 1970 - Zoology, University of Arkansas, Fayetteville, AR
  • MS - 1974 - Zoology, University of Arkansas, Fayetteville, AR
  • PhD - 1980 - Zoology, Auburn University, Auburn, AL

Courses Taught

  • Comparative Vertebrate Reproduction
  • Animal Histology
  • Comparative Vertebrate Anatomy
  • Herpetology
  • Natural History of Vertebrates
  • Laboratory Techniques in Electron Microscopy
  • Microtechnique

Research Interests

Comparative Vertebrate Reproduction

Dr. Trauth's research involves the natural history, reproductive anatomy and life cycles of amphibians and reptiles.  He continues to investigate aspects of the reproductive ecology of plethodontid salamanders primarily of the genera Plethodon and Desmognathus.  Specifically, he examines the nesting ecology, spermathecal anatomy, duration of sperm storage, and sperm morphometrics in these salamanders.  In reptiles, he has a wide variety of interests including lizard nesting ecology, snake urogenital anatomy, and Rathke's glands and sperm morphometrics in turtles. 


  • President-Elect, Herpetologists' League