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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 Upward Bound session scheduled for March 7 is cancelled.
  • Saturday's Archeology Day activities at the Museum have been postponed until Saturday, March 14.
  • The MPA Program's "Career Conversations" event with Dr. Michele Reba has been postponed until Wednesday, March 11, at 1 p.m., Wilson Hall, Room 412.
  • The Acansa Dining Hall will operate under inclement weather hours, 10:30 a.m. - 6:30 p.m.
  • 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.
  • 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 Arkansas State University Regional Math Contest scheduled for Saturday, March 7, has been rescheduled to 4:45 pm on Monday, March 9. For more information please see the Math Departments Homepage.

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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Ecotoxicology Research Facility

The Ecotoxicology Research Facility was established within ASU's College of Science & Mathematics and is associated with the Environmental Sciences Program to offer multidimensional graduate and undergraduate research. Interdisciplinary projects are highly encouraged between researchers from departments of Biological Sciences, Agriculture, Chemistry & Physics, Engineering, Mathematics & Statistics, Sociology, Policy, and Economics.

Diverse Service Offerings

Services incorporated into the Facility include biomonitoring of effluents in support of discharge requirements in National Pollutant Discharge Elimination System (NPDES) permits. The laboratory has maintained annual certification through the Arkansas Department of Environmental Quality and the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency since 1996. The facility performs chronic and acute Whole Effluent Testing for municipalities and industries and results are provided with report formatting for all Discharge Monitoring Reports. Quality Assurance, Quality Control, and internal reviews are incorporated within our research as a component of Good Laboratory Practice at our facility.

Ecotoxicological research within the Environmental Sciences Program has to date been conducted with investigators specializing in various areas. To view research areas click here.

Mission Statement

Arkansas State University Ecotoxicology Research Facility (ERF) is a multi-user laboratory facilitating intercollegiate research and collaboration with other universities, state and federal agencies, industries, and various interest groups. The ERF utilizes standard US EPA test protocols and develops innovative techniques to measure environmental parameters and investigate ecosystem function. As a US EPA certified laboratory we specialize in laboratory and in situ biomonitoring to measure fate and effects of known and emerging contaminants for use in environmental forecasting. Ongoing Quality Control, Quality Assurance, and Good Laboratory Practice within the ERF result in scientifically sound research for use in environmental management decisions.

The ERF is located on the ASU Jonesboro Main Campus. Our Northeast Arkansas community is home to diverse industries including agriculture, food processing, manufacturing, service and retail. Jonesboro is a progressive community supporting and interacting with the University through its public services and interest groups.