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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.
  • 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.
  • 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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Kays House Emerges As First A-State Property To Be Listed In National Register of Historic Places


Kays House on Campus

JONESBORO — One thing that makes the appearance of the V.C. Kays House on the National Register of Historic Places special is the fact it is the first property on the Arkansas State University campus to be included in this prestigious list.

The announcement of the Kays House being added to the Arkansas Historic Preservation Program (AHPP) list came the day before Arkansas State sustained substantial damage to the campus and several buildings during a forceful thunderstorm. Luckily, the Kays House that is undergoing restoration escaped serious damage.

Arkansas State officials received official notification from Ralph Wilcox, National Register and Survey Coordinator for the Arkansas Historic Preservation Program. The properties are nominated by AHPP and the National Park Service makes the final decision as to which properties are included in the historic listing.

The certification letter, sent to Chancellor Tim Hudson, also outlines additional benefits to accompany the stature of presence on the list. In addition, the AHPP offers free technical advice to owners of National Register properties to help maintain properties in historically accurate condition. A-State will also receive a certificate signed by the Governor that acknowledges the placement of a property on the National Register.

In addition to the V.C. Kays House, 17 other properties in Craighead County appear on the list. They are the Bay Mounds, and in Jonesboro — Bell House, Berger House, Berger-Graham House, C.A. Stuck and Sons Lumber, Earl Bell Community Center, Craighead County Courthouse, Craighead County Road 513C Bridge, Edward L. Westbrooke Building, Frierson House, Mercantile Bank Building, Nash-Reid-Hill House, U.S. Senator Hattie Caraway gravesite, West Washington Avenue Historic District.

In Monette, the First National Bank and the Water Tower are in the list as is the St. Francis River Bridge in Lake City.