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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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Lakeport Plantation Opens Legacies With “Slave Life in Chicot County” Talk August 28

08/22/2014

JONESBORO — Lakeport Legacies, Lakeport Plantation's monthly history talk series, will open Thursday, Aug. 28, and features Kelly Jones, a Ph.D. candidate at the University of Arkansas.

The program gets underway at 6 p.m., following refreshments and conversation at 5:30 p.m. at the plantation, 61 Hwy. 142, Lake Village. This event is free and open to the public, but guests are asked to RSVP to (870) 265-6031.

Jones’ talk, "Slave Life in Chicot County: Toil and Resistance on the River," will reveal slave life in Chicot County through court records, the census, newspapers, Works Progress Administration narratives and other sources. Slavery and cotton dominated Chicot County's antebellum economy. Clearing vast forests and cultivating cotton, enslaved laborers helped make Chicot County one of the wealthiest places in the Unites States by 1860.

While not free, slaves developed their own culture, married, worshiped and, at times, sought the freedoms they were denied.

Lakeport Legacies is a monthly history discussion held at the Lakeport Plantation, featuring a topic from the Delta region.

For more information, go to http://lakeportplantation.blogspot.com/2014/08/lakeport-legacies-slave-life-in-chicot.html, or contact Dr. Blake Wintory, assistant director of Lakeport Plantation at (870) 265-6031.

Lakeport Plantation
Lakeport Village, Lake Village, Ark.