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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:
  • The Acansa Dining Hall will operate under inclement weather hours, 10:30 a.m. - 8 p.m. on Thursday and 10:30 a.m. - 6:30 p.m. on Friday.
  • 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.
  • The SunBelt basketball match-ups with South Alabama will be played as scheduled.
  • 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 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 To Host Traveling Photo Exhibit


JONESBORO, Ark. — Arkansas State University is hosting a traveling photography exhibit by the late Rogerline Johnson, Sr. The “Portraits in Life” presentation is titled “You Lookin’ Good, Goin’ Goin’ Gone!”

The exhibit, which will run from March 8 until March 30, will get underway at an opening reception Monday, March 10, at 6 p.m. in the Dean B. Ellis Library. The exhibit is located on the third floor and is open to the public during regular library hours.

Johnson was an American photographer from Helena, Ark., best known for his photos of African Americans in the Arkansas Delta region during the 1950s and 1960s. A 1948 graduate of Arkansas Agricultural, Mechanical and Normal College (now the University of Arkansas-Pine Bluff), Johnson also taught and worked as a coach at several Arkansas high schools.

Speakers at the opening reception include April Sheppard, assistant director of public services for the Dean B. Ellis Library; project coordinator Phyllis Y. Hammonds of the E.C. Morris Foundation, Inc.; and Jama Best, program specialist for the Arkansas Humanities Council.

Hammonds will discuss the making of the exhibit along with Johnson’s son, Steve, and Mrs. Ludie Johnson. The Johnson Studio, located in Helena, opened in 1952 and was operated by Rogerline until his death in 1996. In addition, Steve Johnson and retired Arkansas State professor Dr. Wilbert Gaines will present the story behind the photographs.

Special recognition will also be made at the reception for the Arkansas Humanities Council; the late Dr. C. Calvin Smith, a former Arkansas State professor who was instrumental in helping to establish the doctoral program for heritage studies at A-State in 2000; and retired educator and historian Thelma H. Hammonds.

The exhibit is partially funded by the Arkansas Humanities Council, National Endowment for Humanities, the E. C. Morris Foundation, Inc. and in cooperation with the University of Arkansas at Pine Bluff Department of Art.

For further information and bookings of the traveling exhibit, contact Phyllis Y. Hammonds at p.hammonds@aol.com, @ecmorrisfound on Twitter, or call (870) 338-1508 or Steve Johnson, Johnson Studio, Stevejhonson26@hotmail.com, (870) 338-1507.

Rogerline Johnson
Rogerline Johnson, Sr.