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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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Fowler Center to Kick Off Concert Season With Quartango


JONESBORO – Arkansas State University’s Fowler Center, 201 Olympic Drive, will begin its 2014-15 season of the Riceland Distinguished Performance Series with the group, Quartango, performing a show titled, “Body and Soul Tango Passion.”

The show is Friday, Sept. 12, at 7:30 p.m. The sponsors for the show are KAIT8 and Crossing Cultures Magazine.

Marking their 25th anniversary in 2009, members of Montréal's Quartango have been sharing their passion for the tango since the release of their first album, “Musica Viva,” in 1986. With a wealth of accolades and awards accumulated over the years, the group's breathtaking blend of contemporary jazz with traditional tango, mixed with elements of classical music, has been performed on some of the world's most prestigious stages, including Carnegie Hall with the New York Pops, as well as Paris, Tokyo and all over Canada.

The show will also feature two Argentine tango dancers, Fabian and Roxana Belmonte, who delight audiences with their intricate, sensual dance steps and the spirited music. Audience members are also invited to arrive early for some free tango lessons before the show, starting at 6:30 p.m.

All seating is reserved. Individual tickets for the Riceland Distinguished Performance Series are $30 and $20 for adults, and $23 and $15 for senior citizens and students, $24 and $16 for ASU faculty and staff, and $10 and $6 for ASU students with a current ID.  Group discounts are available for groups of 15 or more.  Subscription packages include a 20-30 percent discount, and range in price from $20 to $150.

Tickets may be purchased at the Central Box Office in the Convocation Center, 217 Olympic Drive, Jonesboro, or by calling (870) 972-ASU1 or toll-free (888) ASU-FANS.  Tickets are also available online from the Central Box Office, astate.edu/tickets/ and from Fowler Center, yourfowlercenter.com.

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Members of Quartango are
(from left):
Jonathan Goldman, bandoneon;
René Gosselin, double bass;
Stéphane Aubin, piano;
and Antoine Bareil, violin.


Fabian and Roxana Belmonte
Fabian and Roxana Belmonte