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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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Director of Gifted Education

Professor of Gifted Education


  • Ph.D. (Gifted Education/Curriculum)
  • M.S.E (Gifted Education) B.S.E. (El. Ed.)

Professional Credentials

  • Arkansas Licensure - Elementary Education 1-6; Gifted Education, Curriculum

Research Interests

  • Giftedness Among Subpopulations
  • Ethnographic Studies
  • Assessment of Giftedness


Julie Lamb Milligan has a B.S.E. in Middle Level Education, a M.S.E. in Gifted, Talented and Creative Education, and a Ph.D. in Gifted Education with an emphasis in Curriculum and Instruction. Among her accomplishments during the past 10 years, she was named Outstanding Alumni in the Department of Special Education at Arkansas State University, received the Educator Award for AGATE (Arkansans for Gifted & Talented Education) and has received state and national recognition in the area of curriculum writing.

As an educator of 28 years, she has taught math and science, facilitated for gifted children in grades K-12, and has been an administrator in public schools. Dr. Milligan is currently a professor of gifted education at Arkansas State University.

She has published numerous articles which have appeared in Educator, Exceptional Children, Roeper Review, Rural Special Education Quarterly, and Understanding Our Gifted . Most recently, she has published a book titled Assessment of Giftedness: A Concise and Practical Guide.

Julie Lamb Milligan

Contact Information

P: (870) 972- 3523
F: (870) 680-8130


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