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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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Science Seminar Series

Spring and Fall 2017

Feb. 3

"Molecular and Biochemical Technologies for Modifying Plant Cell Walls and Producing Functional Biobased Products"

Ms. Ningning Zhang
Molecular Biosciences Ph.D. Dissertation Defense
Arkansas State University

Mentored by:  Dr. Jianfeng Xu and Dr. Brett Savary

10:00 a.m., ABI 107

 March 29

 "Status, Patterns, and Potential Mitigation of Human-Elephant Conflict in Nepal and Elephant Habitat Use in Bardia National Park, Nepal"

Mr. Dinesh Neupane
Environmental Sciences Ph.D. Dissertation Defense
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Mentored by:  Dr. Thomas S. Risch

11:30 a.m., ABI 107

 May 1

"Spatial Analysis Methods for Agronomic Economic, and Environmental Evaluations of Implementing Site-Specific, Zone Management in Agricultural Fields in Northeastern Arkansas"

Mr. Nelson Ray Benson
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Mentored by:  Dr. Tina Teague

1:30 p.m., AGRI 301

 May 16

 "Water Quality Assessment of the Lower Cache River Watershed, AR"

Mr. Carlos A. Rosado-Berrios
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Mentored by:  Dr. Jennifer Bouldin

10:00 a.m., ABI 107

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"An Experimental Determination of the Quasi-rest Potential of CulnSvia the Novel VocT"

Mr. M. Jason Newell
Environmental Sciences Ph.D. Dissertation Seminar Defense
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Mentored by:  Dr. Robert Engelken and Dr. Ross Carroll

2:00 p.m., ABI 107

 July 5

"Cadmium Bioaccumulation by Aquatic Organisms From Abandoned Lead and Zinc Mining Along the Buffalo National River"

Mr. Jacob R. McCauley
Environmental Sciences MS Thesis Seminar Defense
Arkansas State University

Mentored by:  Dr. Jennifer Bouldin

10:00 a.m., ABI 107

 Oct. 10

" Analysis of Environmental DNA Methods for the Detection of Small Stream Fishes"

Ms. Taylor Lee
Environmental Sciences MS Thesis Seminar Defense
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Mentored by:  Dr. Brook Fluker

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 Oct. 13

"Construction of a Light-Inducible-Flocculent Yeast Strain for Cr(VI) Biosorption"

Mr. Hong Fang
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Mentored by:  Dr. Elizabeth Hood

10:00 a.m., ABI 107

 Oct. 31

"Assessment of Sediment Runoff Analysis Methods in Arkansas Delta Ecoregion"

Ms. Marla Moland
Environmental Sciences Non-Thesis Practicum Report
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Mentored by:  Dr. Jennifer Bouldin

10:00 a.m., LIB 340

 Nov. 1

"Investigation of the Effectiveness of N, N Dimethylformamide as a Solvent for CDTE Electrodeposition"

Mr. Joshua Vangilder
Environmental Sciences Dissertation Defense
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Mentored by:  Dr. Robert Engelken and Dr. Bruce Johnson

10:00 a.m., ABI 107

 Nov. 1

"Optimization of Parameters for the Densification (Palletization) of Cereal Crop Residues and Feasibility Study of Pellet Plant Development in the State of Arkansas From Economic Perspective"

Mr. Shyam Thapa
Environmental Sciences Dissertation Defense
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Mentored by:  Dr. Robert Engelken and Dr. Tanja McKay

3:30 p.m., AG 311

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Mr. Md Rokib Hasan
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Mentored by:  Dr. Guolei Zhou

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