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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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The ERF maintains aquatic vertebrate and invertebrate cultures, sediment test organisms, and freshwater algae.  Our core facility is located on the campus of Arkansas State University. An expansion in 2011 of 487 ft2 added space for equipment and sample preparation and brings total ERF space to 4237 ft2. The facility is currently certified by the US EPA for Acute and Chronic Whole Effluent Testing (Certification # AR-00917).

Specific research areas are designated for acute and chronic testing, algal culturing, invertebrate and vertebrate culturing, biomarker assessment and computational and analytical analyses. Our research infrastructure includes a Conviron® Growth Chamber, incubators, ample refrigerator and freezer storage, access to ultracold (-80C) freezer storage, shaker tables, testing and computational areas. Newly acquired equipment includes a GC-MS, Dionex ASE extraction system, microbalances, and OI-DA3500 analyzer. We also have distinct fish and sediment organism culture rooms, an invertebrate culture room, sediment test area with 196-beaker capacity, and an area reserved for specialty testing setup. Additional research areas are available for microbial analyses, sediment particle size characterization, nutrient and total suspended solids, and aqueous physicochemical analysis.

Our research includes pesticide interactions within soils, soil microbial activity, hydroponic pesticide uptake and partitioning in aquatic macrophytes, aquatic toxicity and food chain transfer of nanoparticles, new product testing, watershed and habitat assessments. The ERF offers periodic workshops for Wastewater Treatment Managers and Water Operator Training for continuing education purposes. These workshops fulfill 8 hrs of continuing education through the Arkansas Department of Environmental Quality and Arkansas Department of Health.