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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.

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.

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Arkansas State’s SBTDC Names Siler To Staff


JONESBORO, Ark. — The Arkansas State University Small Business and Technology Development Center (SBTDC) welcomes a new face to the team. Abbi Siler has been named as the new training specialist and business consultant.

Siler returns to Jonesboro after spending the past few years on the Outer Banks of North Carolina as marketing director for a national adventure retail outfitter. She brings a new set of skills and marketing expertise to the SBTDC along with a passion for technology, entrepreneurship and marketing. She will be coordinating the many small business courses hosted by the SBTDC across the region.

After earning her undergraduate degree at Williams Baptist College, she spent the last six years developing as one of the top young leaders in the marketing industry. Siler’s knowledge of emerging media and public relations in the tourism and hospitality industry will add to the diverse courses offered through the SBTDC.

“Abbi is well known across the state for her efforts in growing the start-up community and teaching businesses and non-profits about social media, marketing and technology,” said Laura Miller, SBTDC director. “We are thrilled to have Abbi join the SBTDC staff. The knowledge and expertise she brings to the center will greatly benefit the business owners and entrepreneurs throughout our territory.”

The Arkansas State University Small Business and Technology Development Center is part of the College of Business and located in the Delta Center for Economic Development. For information, call (870) 972-3517, e-mail asusbtdc@astate.edu or visit http://www.astate.edu/a/sbtdc.

The SBTDC is a partnership of the U.S Small Business Administration, the University of Arkansas at Little Rock’s College of Business and other institutions of higher education. Through a statewide network of seven offices, SBTDC assists start-ups, existing businesses, expanding businesses and technology businesses. As the state’s premier business assistance program, the SBTDC is dedicated to helping small businesses achieve success and to promoting economic development throughout the state.

Abbi Siler