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A-State Remains Closed Through Friday. March 6

Arkansas State University will remain closed through Friday, March 6, due to heavy snowfall and hazardous road conditions. This includes the main campus at Jonesboro and the Paragould center.

For the convenience of students, faculty/staff and the community:
  • Saturday's Archeology Day activities at the Museum have been postponed until Saturday, March 14.
  • The MPA Program's "Career Conversations" event with Dr. Michele Reba has been postponed until Wednesday, March 11, at 1 p.m., Wilson Hall, Room 412.
  • The Acansa Dining Hall will operate under inclement weather hours, 10:30 a.m. - 6:30 p.m.
  • The Red Wolf Center will be open from noon - 5 pm during the closure.
  • The Dean B. Ellis Library will be open on Friday from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. and regular hours over the weekend.
  • GradStock has been rescheduled to March 9, from 9 a.m. until 5:30 p.m. at Cooper Alumni Center.
  • The Testing Center will be closed.
  • NEA Science Fair has been postponed to March 16 at Hames Room, Convocation Center.
  • Communications Day (March 7) has been cancelled.
  • This weekend's baseball matchup with UTA has been moved to Smith-Wills Stadium in Jackson, MS. First game is Saturday, March 7 at 7 p.m. and a doubleheader on Sunday, March 8 at 1 p.m.
  • The Honors Reception event scheduled for Saturday, March 7 has been cancelled.
  • The Arkansas State University Regional Math Contest scheduled for Saturday, March 7, has been rescheduled to 4:45 pm on Monday, March 9. For more information please see the Math Departments Homepage.

The university reminds students to monitor their official Arkansas State student email account for information regarding classes, as explained in an announcement from Provost Lynita Cooksey.

For further updates, watch the A-State website at AState.edu and official social media: Facebook.com/ArkansasState and on Twitter @ArkansasState.

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Arkansas State student awarded LIN Media Scholarship


JONESBORO – Arkansas State University senior N’Deea Lee of Pine Bluff has been named as the recipient of the LIN Media 2014 Minority Broadcast Scholarship and Training Program.

In addition to the scholarship award, Lee, a creative media production major in the College of Media and Communication, will earn hands-on broadcast training this summer at WPRI-TV, a CBS affiliate located in Providence, Rhode Island.

Lee said she learned about the scholarship opportunity when her mother was searching for available scholarships for Lee’s sister. Lee applied, and learned she was selected for the scholarship award in late April. She will receive $10,000 toward her senior year.

“While the media industry continues to evolve at a rapid pace, our scholarship and internship program furthers our commitment to attracting future leaders and promoting diversity in the workplace,” said Vincent L. Sadusky, LIN Media president and chief executive officer in a release. “Our recipients have high aspirations and we are pleased to provide them with an opportunity to gain valuable knowledge and experience.”

Lee said she chose Arkansas State not only because of the reputation of the College of Media and Communication, but as a result of her visit to the campus.

“There were awesome professors who really were interested about my career,” Lee said. “A-State made me feel like I was family and I was home.”

During her time as an A-State student, Lee has held leadership positions in several organizations and activities on campus, including national communications coordinator for the National Residence Hall Honorary, junior representative in the Honors College Association, general manager of audio production at KASU and news director for Red Wolf Radio, the student-run internet radio station.

“As soon as I could, I was given the chance to get involved with ASU-TV during my first semester of freshman year,” Lee said. “I continued to work with them until I became more involved with the radio sector of the college. I am so glad to have had the preparation and practice to prepare for this moment.”

She is also one of this year’s recipients of the ASU Alumni Association’s ‘License to Howl’ Scholarships. Lee’s selection as the LIN Media scholarship recipient was based on her academic achievement, passion for broadcasting and digital mediums, and her strong desire to contribute to the overall advancement of the industry, the company said. Upon her successful completion of the summer training program and graduation from Arkansas State, she will be assigned a full-time position at LIN Media.

“We are pleased the industry continues to recognize outstanding A-State students from our college like N’Deea,” said, Dr. Brad Rawlins, dean of the College of Media and Communication. “We will be eager to hear of her experiences when she returns for the fall semester.”

Rawlins urged those interested in learning more about the programs available in the College of Media and Communication to access the college’s website, http://www.astate.edu/communications.

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