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Arkansas State remains closed on Wednesday, Feb. 1

Arkansas State University will remain closed on Wednesday, Feb. 1, due to a major winter storm.

With approximately a half inch of ice accumulation from overnight sleet, temperatures hovering in the high 20s and another round of wintery mix predicted for Tuesday afternoon, all on-campus classes are cancelled for Feb. 1, and all academic and business offices remain closed.

For Wednesday, the following on-campus services will operate under their established, abbreviated hours:

  • The Reng Student Union will open for on-campus student usage at 8 a.m., closing at 8 p.m.
  • Dining Services will operate on brunch hours.

The following facilities will be closed:

  • The Dean B. Ellis Library (online resources available 24/7)
  • Red WOLF Center

With the wintery mix forecast to end on Wednesday and a potential warming above 32 degrees, an evaluation of campus roads and surfaces will be made on Wednesday to determine if campus can re-open for regular business for Feb. 2.

For ongoing updates, please check our website and the university’s official social media accounts.

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A-State Lecture - Concert Series

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The Lecture-Concert Series serves Arkansas State University and the surrounding communities in bringing to the A-State campus notable guest speakers and performers of diverse backgrounds and wide appeal. Many of the Lecture-Concert Series events include additional activities on the A-State campus as well as community outreach projects that enhance the quality of life and culture within and beyond the bounds of our university.  As in the past, all our events are free and open to the public.

Fall 2022 Schedule At A Glance

Event Date and Time Venue
Dr. Peter Jaworski: Guest Presenter in Ethics in the Healthcare Professions Class Thursday, September 15, 2022, 9:30 AM
Room 118, Humanities and Social Sciences
Dr. Peter Jaworski: "How Much for that Kidney in the Window" Lecture Friday, September 16, 2022, 6:00 PM
Auditorium, Student Union
Dr. Lee Harrelson: A-State Brass Fest "Experiences in Brass Band" Masterclass Saturday, September 24, 2020 11:00 AM
Recital Hall, Fine Arts Center
Dr. Lee Harrelson: A-State Brass Fest Guest Artist Recital Saturday, September 24, 2020, 5:30 PM Riceland Hall, Fowler Center
Dr. Lynn Woodworth: The Role of the Federal Government in Education Policy" Wednesday, November 16, 2022, 6:00 PM
Auditorium, Student Union


  • Dr. Peter Jaworski "How Much is that Kidney in the Window"

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    "How Much is that Kidney in the Window"

    Dr. Peter Jaworski, Associate Teaching Professor, McDonough School of Business, Georgetown University
    Friday, September 16  6:00 pm
    Auditorium, Student Union

    Peter Martin Jaworski is an Associate Teaching Professor teaching Ethical Values of Business to undergraduates and Ethical Leadership to MBAs and Executive MBAs. Peter's academic work has been published in Ethics, Philosophical Studies, The Canadian Journal of Law and Jurisprudence, The Journal of Business Ethics, The Journal of Value Inquiry, Ethical Theory and Moral Practice, amongst others. Along with Jason Brennan, Peter is the author of "Markets without Limits: Moral Virtues and Commercial Interests" published in 2016.

    He is a co-founder, and Vice-Chairman of the Board of the Institute for Liberal Studies (Ottawa), an adjunct scholar with the Cato Institute and the Niskanen Center (Washington, DC), an Academic Advisory Board member with the Greater Mekong Research Center (Phnom Penh), and an Advisory Board member with the Freedom and Entrepreneurship Foundation in Poland.

  • Dr. Lee Harrelson A-State Brass Fest Guest Artist

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    A-State Brass Fest Guest Artist

    Dr. Lee Harrelson, Professor of Music, Missouri Western State University
    A-State Brass Fest
    September 24, 2022

    11:00 AM - Brass Band Experience Lecture, Recital Hall, Fine Arts Center
    5:30 PM - Guest Artist Recital, Riceland Hall, Fowler Center

    Lee Harrelson is a Professor of Music at Missouri Western State University. At Missouri Western he serves as the Director of Instrumental Studies and Bands, and conducts the Missouri Western Symphonic Winds. For the 2022-2023 academic year Dr. Harrelson is a Visiting Professor of Low Brass at the UMKC-Conservatory. Dr. Harrelson attended the University of Southern Mississippi, where he studied music education and music performance before completing his masters and doctorate at the University of Missouri-Kansas City’s Conservatory of Music and Dance.

    Dr. Harrelson is the founder of the Fountain City Brass Band and currently serves as its artistic director, executive director and principal euphoniumist. The Fountain City Brass Band (FCBB) is one of America’s premiere brass and percussion ensembles and has been featured throughout the U.S. and Europe in concerts and competitions. The FCBB is currently the top ranked brass band in the United States. Under Dr. Harrelson’s artistic leadership, the band has won nine North American Brass Band Association Championships, nine U.S. Open Brass Band Championships and one Scottish Open Brass Band Championship, since it began competing in 2004. At the 2011 All England International Brass Band Competition, as a member of the FCBB, Lee was named Best Instrumentalist; a first for an American at an English brass band competition. During his tenure the FCBB has produced four commercial recordings, performed with countless world-class soloists and developed a youth brass program, the Fountain City Youth Brass Academy, that serves over 120 students per year.

    Dedicated to furthering the development of brass bands in America, Dr. Harrelson regularly serves on the faculty of the North American Brass Band Summer School and in 2019, along with his wife Helen, founded the National Youth Brass Band of America. In 2022 Dr. Harrelson founded the US Masters Brass Band Entertainment Championships. The inaugural competition will take place in Kansas City this November.

    In the fall of 2019 Dr. Harrelson was awarded the first ever Visiting International Professor position with the world-famous Brighouse & Rastrick Band (England). In addition to collaborating with and conducting the band, Dr. Harrelson was able to work closely with Professor David King, during preparations for the band’s appearances at the British Open Brass Band Championships (Symphony Hall, Birmingham) and the National Brass Band Championships of Great Britain (Royal Albert Hall, London).

    Dr. Harrelson can be heard on numerous commercially released recordings and has appeared throughout North America and Europe as a clinician, soloist and chamber musician.

    Lee Harrelson is a Buffet Group/Besson Performing Artist.

  • Dr. Lynn Woodworth "The Role of the Federal Government in Education Policy"

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    "The Role of the Federal Government in Education Policy"

    Dr. Lynn Woodworth, Research Fellow
    Hoover Institution
    Wednesday, November 16  6:00 pm
    Auditorium, Student Union

    James (Lynn) Woodworth is a research fellow at the Hoover Institution. Woodworth has spent most of his career working in education. He recently completed a term appointment as the commissioner of the National Center for Education Statistics (NCES), where he was responsible for overseeing operations, planning, staffing, budget, and publications. In his role as commissioner, Dr. Woodworth served as a member of the Interagency Council on Statistical Policy and its Subcommittee on the American Community Survey, on the steering committee of the Federal Geographic Data Committee, and as the senior statistical official for the US Department of Education. Before joining NCES, Woodworth worked as lead quantitative research analyst at the Center for Research on Educational Outcomes (CREDO) at Stanford University. Prior to his work at CREDO, he served as a distinguished doctoral fellow in the Department of Education Reform at the University of Arkansas, where he earned a doctorate in education policy. His areas of research include charter schools, online education, and education finance.
    Woodworth also holds a master’s degree in educational leadership and a bachelor’s degree in music education. He was a public high school teacher for eleven years before pursuing a research career. Dr. Woodworth is also a veteran, having spent six years as a cryptologic linguist in the US Marine Corps.