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A-State Remains Closed Through Fri. 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 closed on Thursday and will evaluate campus conditions on Friday morning.
  • 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.
  • Wednesday's performance of "12 Angry Men" has been cancelled. Contact the Box Office for refund information.
  • 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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Military Science Commissions Eight New Army Officers

05/17/2014

New Second Lieutenants, May 2014New 2nd Lieutenants Chappell (from left), Winn, Washington, Haynes, Mangrum, Gibbs, Wright and Myren are congratulated by Lt. Col. Cecil L. Clark.

JONESBORO – The Department of Military Science and Leadership at Arkansas State University commissioned eight ROTC cadets into the U. S. Army or Army National Guard Friday in a ceremony attended by family, friends and university staff.

The eight new officers also received their university diplomas Saturday during Arkansas State’s Spring Commencement.

Retired Brig. Gen. Charles D. Martin, U.S. Army Reserve, was guest speaker for the officer commissioning ceremony.  Before he retired last month, Martin served the past three years as deputy commanding general of the 416th Theater Engineer Command in Darien, Illinois. 

Lt. Col. Cecil L. Clark, professor of military science and department chair, administered the oath to the new officers:

  • Cadet Daniel Chappell of Dexter, Missouri, was commissioned as second lieutenant into active Army, Infantry Branch.  Chappell earned a bachelor’s degree in interdisciplinary studies, with minors in military science, accounting and communication studies. He was pinned with his gold bars by his father, Alan Chappell, and his mother, Carla Boxdorfer.
  • Cadet Jordan Gibbs of St. Louis was commissioned as second lieutenant into the Missouri National Guard, Transportation Branch.  Gibbs also is an interdisciplinary studies major, with minors in military science, business and health.  He was pinned by his mother, Yolanda Lockhart, and his sister, India Gibbs.
  • Cadet Kyle Haynes of West Helena was commissioned as second lieutenant into active Army, Chemical Branch.  He earned his degree in interdisciplinary studies, with minors in military science, criminology, and disaster preparedness.  He was pinned by his mother, Shelley Haynes, and his wife, Sarah.
  • Cadet Justin Mangrum of Jonesboro was commissioned as second lieutenant into the Arkansas National Guard, Engineer Branch.  His major was interdisciplinary studies, with minors in military science, business and sociology.  He was pinned by his father, John Mangrum, his mother, Sherry Mangrum, and his sister, Sarah Mangrum.
  • Cadet Alexander Myren of Cherokee Village was commissioned as second lieutenant into the Army Reserve, Military Intelligence Branch.  Myren completed his bachelor’s degree in business administration, with a minor in military science.  He was pinned by his father, Jonathan Myren, his grandmother, Heidi Myren, and his friend, Lindel Turner.
  • Cadet Isaiah Washington of New Orleans was commissioned as second lieutenant into the Arkansas National Guard, Ordnance Branch.  He was an interdisciplinary studies major, with a military science minor.  He was pinned by Lt. Col. Clark and Maj. Brian Mason.
  • Cadet William Winn of Jonesboro was commissioned as second lieutenant into the Arkansas National Guard, Military Police Branch.  An interdisciplinary studies major, he minored in military science, exercise science and health science.  He was pinned by his father, Perry Winn.
  • Cadet Adam Wright of Beebe was commissioned as second lieutenant into the Arkansas National Guard, Infantry Branch.  His major was criminology, and his minor was military science.  He was pinned by his mother, Leah Kloss.

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