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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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A-State Invites Third-Party Comments to Accrediting Agency

12/08/2017

JONESBORO – Arkansas State University is seeking public comments about the university in preparation for the periodic evaluation by its regional accrediting agency.

Arkansas State will undergo a comprehensive evaluation visit March 5-6, 2018, by a team representing the Higher Learning Commission (HLC) of the North Central Association of Colleges and Schools.  The university has been accredited by the Higher Learning Commission since 1928. 

The team will review the institution’s ongoing ability to meet the commission’s Criteria for Accreditation.

The public is invited to submit comments regarding the university to: Third-Party Comment on Arkansas State University, Higher Learning Commission, North Central Association of Colleges and Schools, 230 South LaSalle Street, Suite 7-500, Chicago, IL  60604-1411.

Comments also may be submitted through HLC's website, www.hlcommission.org/comment.

Comments must address substantive matters related to the quality of the institution or its academic programs.  Comments must be in writing.

The deadline for submitting comments is Feb. 5, 2018.

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