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+ Campus alert: A-State Closed Jan. 16

A-State Closed on Jan. 16 due to winter precipitation.

Arkansas State University is closed today, Tuesday, Jan. 16, due to winter precipitation. All winter response staff members are requested to report to their duty stations.

Overnight, snow fall made conditions for students, faculty and staff hazardous.

"Our administrative team determined the snowfall was going to be heavier than forecast and while today was scheduled to be the first day of class for the spring 2018 semester, I've decided it is best that we cancel classes for today," Chancellor Kelly Damphousse said.

All classes at the Jonesboro and Paragould locations are cancelled. Online classes continue.

While offices and classes are closed, university residential life areas continue to operate to support the on-campus student population.

Important Updates

  • The American Spiritual Ensemble will perform at Fowler Center's Riceland Hall tonight at 7:30pm.
  • For students living on-campus, Acansa Dining Hall will operate under "brunch hours" with service from 10:30 a.m. to 2:00 p.m. and then 4:30 p.m. to 6:30 p.m.
  • ETS testing candidates that were scheduled for today should contact the Testing Center in the Reng Student Union at 972-2038 when A-State reopens and they will assist with rescheduling.
  • The Red WOLF Center will open today on winter weather hours of noon until 5 p.m.
  • Dean B. Ellis Library is closed all day today.

For updates on A-State events, please check the university’s official website AState.edu or social media feeds, Facebook.com/ArkansasState or @ArkansasState on Twitter.

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Associate Chair, Department of Chemistry & Physics

Professor of Science Education

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Fiscal Support Specialist

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Administrative Specialist II

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Dr. Mohammad Abrar Alam

Assistant Professor of Chemistry

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Office: Lab Science West, 339C


Hashim Ali


Dr. Hashim Ali

Associate Professor of Chemistry

Phone: 870-972-3215

Office: Lab Science East, 513


Koushik Biswas


Dr. Koushik Biswas

Associate 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

Associate 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


Anahita Izadyar


Dr. Anahita Izadyar

Assistant Professor of Chemistry

Phone: 870-972-2480

Office: Lab Science West, 339B


Bruce Johnson


Dr. Bruce Johnson

Professor of Physics

Phone: 870-972-2955

Office: Lab Science East, 120


Hideya Koizumi


Dr. Hideya Koizumi

Associate Professor of Chemistry

Phone: 870-972-2399

Office: Lab Science West, 330B


Argelia Lorence


Dr. Argelia Lorence

Professor of 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

Professor of Physics

Phone: (870)-972-3298

Office: Lab Science East, 515


Benjamin Rougeau


Benjamin Rougeau

Instructor of Chemistry

Phone: 870-972-3271

Office: Lab Science East, 420


Andrew Sustich


Dr. Andrew Sustich

Associate Vice Chancellor of Research,

Director of ABI, and Professor of Physics

Phone: (870) 972-2694

Office: Research and Technology Transfer, Library 606


Bin Zhang


Dr. Bin Zhang

Associate Professor of Physics

Phone: 870-972-2996

Office: Lab Science East, 103