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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.

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.

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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University Community Mourns Death of Police Officer


JONESBORO -- The university community extends sympathy to the family, friends and associates of Bill Brown, a lieutenant in the University Police Department.  Brown died Saturday.

Brown was a 20-year veteran with University Police, which he joined in 1997. Highly trained in various aspects of law enforcement, Brown was certified as a conflict management specialist.

Chancellor Kelly Damphousse posted on his Facebook page, "I was saddened to learn yesterday about the loss of one of our Red Wolves who serve on the #ThinBlueLine. Beth and I join Lt. Brown’s family and colleagues in mourning his passing,"

Visitation will be Thursday evening, Jan. 4, and the funeral service will be Friday morning, Jan. 5, in Walnut Ridge. The complete obituary is on the House Gregg Funeral Home website.

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Lt. Bill Brown