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+ Campus alert: A-State Closing Early Friday, March 31

A-State Closing Early Friday, March 31

Arkansas State University is canceling all on-campus classes and closing all academic and business offices at 1 p.m. on Friday, March 31, in response to the high probability of severe weather in the Jonesboro area this afternoon and evening.

The National Weather Service has issued warnings for this afternoon with the high probability of extremely high wind gusts, significant severe storms and the potential for long-lasting tornadoes.

Essential personnel who maintain on-campus activities, including our University Housing and Facilities Management will continue to work on campus. If individual employees have questions regarding who is essential personnel, please check with your supervisor today.

Other Campus Closures & Cancellations

  • A-State Childhood Services will also close at 1 p.m.
  • The Reng Student Union will open as the campus’ storm shelter for university residents at 1 p.m., and will remain open until the all-clear.
  • Dining Services will continue to operate with regular dinner hours.
  • Also closing this afternoon are the Dean B. Ellis Library (online resources available 24/7) and the Red W.O.L.F. Center.
  • Evening campus events may also be cancelled. Please check with the event organizer for event status.

All campus residents are reminded to monitor official university media, including official social media accounts for updates. Alerts and weather conditions are also available at Weather.AState.edu.

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Saluting our outstanding faculty

The Faculty Achievement Awards were created to reward our faculty who have gone above and beyond in our core mission of service to our students in the areas of teaching, advising, scholarship and service. Five awards provide a monetary stipend of $2,500 and the Chancellor's Medal provides a $5,000 stipend.

Eligibility & Process Overview

Only full-time tenured or tenure-track faculty members are eligible for the scholarship, professional service, and research awards. All faculty are eligible for the teaching and advising awards. The awards are based upon faculty achievement during the preceding calendar year, except the Chancellor's Medal award, which is based on career achievement. 

Review our Eligibility & Selection Procedure page for more details about eligibility and how winners are selected.

Nomination & Selection

Candidates can be self-nominated or nominated by a colleague or student. A single finalist is submitted from each college for each award. The Faculty Awards Committee selects the winner of each award.

Faculty Honors Convocation

The winners of the Faculty Achievement Awards are announced during the annual Faculty Honors Convocation, a highlight of the annual Convocation of Scholars celebration each April.  

Award Dates & Deadlines

Nominations Open
November 1, 2022

Nominations Close
January 13, 2023

Completed Applications Due
February 1, 2023

College Finalists Submitted
March 1, 2023

(College submissions must include letters of support from each finalist's department chair and the dean)

Selection Procedures >>