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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 be closed on Thursday.
  • 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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William Burns


Dr. William Burns

Chair, Department of Chemistry & Physics

Associate Professor of Chemistry

Phone: 870-972-3086

Office: Lab Science East, 211


James Kennon


Dr. James Kennon

Associate Chair, Department of Chemistry & Physics

Associate Professor of Science Education

Phone: 870-972-3256

Office: Lab Science East, 312


Lisa Khilstadius


Lisa Khilstadius

Fiscal Support Specialist

Phone: 870-972-2822

Office: Lab Science East, 209


Marsha Trusty


Marsha Trusty

Administrative Specialist II

Student Support

Phone: 870-972-3601

Office: Lab Science East, 213



Mohammad Abrar Alam


Dr. Mohammad Abrar Alam

Visiting Assistant Professor

Phone: (870) 972-3319

Office: Lab Science West, 339C


Hashim Ali


Dr. Hashim Ali

Assistant Professor of Chemistry

Phone: 870-972-3215

Office: Lab Science East, 513


Koushik Biswas


Dr. Koushik Biswas

Assistant Professor of Physics

Phone: 870-972-2427

Office: Lab Science East, 102A


Katie Burns


Katie Burns

Instructor of Chemistry

Phone: 870-972-3061

Office: Lab Science West, 330D


Ross Carroll


Dr. Ross Carroll

Assistant Professor of Physics

Phone: 870-680-4335

Office: Lab Science East, 105


Mark Draganjac


Dr. Mark Draganjac

Professor of Chemistry

Phone: 870-972-3272

Office: Lab Science West, 549


John Hershberger


Dr. John Hershberger

Assistant Professor of Chemistry

Phone: 870-972-3313

Office: Lab Science East, 512


Steven Hoke


Steven Hoke

Temporary Instructor of Physics

Phone: (870) 972-3216

Office: Lab Science West, 108


Anahita Izadyar


Dr. Anahita Izadyar

Assistant Professor of Chemistry

Phone: 870-972-2480

Office: Lab Science West, 339B


Bruce Johnson


Dr. Bruce Johnson

Associate Professor of Physics

Phone: 870-972-2955

Office: Lab Science East, 120


Hideya Koizumi


Dr. Hideya Koizumi

Assistant Professor of Chemistry

Phone: 870-972-2399

Office: Lab Science West, 330B


Argelia Lorence


Dr. Argelia Lorence

Associate Professor in Metabolic Engineering

Phone: 870-680-4322

Office: Arkansas Biosciences Institute, 310


Jonathan Merten


Dr. Jonathan Merten

Assistant Professor of Chemistry

Phone: 870-972-3277

Office: Lab Science East, 516


Allyn Ontko


Dr. Allyn Ontko

Associate Professor of Chemistry

Phone: 870-972-3472

Office: Lab Science West, 548


Tabetha Osborn


Tabetha Osborn

Instructor of Chemistry

Phone: (870) 972-3494

Office: Lab Science East, 517


John Pratte


Dr. John Pratte

Dean, College of Sciences & Mathematics

Professor of Physics

Phone: 870-972-3079

Office: Lab Science West, 552


Scott Reeve


Dr. Scott Reeve

Professor of Chemistry

Phone: 870-972-2521

Office: Lab Science West, 547


Benjamin Rougeau


Benjamin Rougeau

Instructor of Chemistry

Phone: 870-972-3412

Office: Lab Science East, 420


Andrew Sustich


Dr. Andrew Sustich

Vice Provost for Research and Graduate Studies

Professor of Physics

Phone: (870) 972-2025

Office: Graduate School,


Bin Zhang


Dr. Bin Zhang

Associate Professor of Physics

Phone: 870-972-2996

Office: Lab Science East, 103