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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.

Important Updates

  • The American Spiritual Ensemble will perform at Fowler Center's Riceland Hall tonight at 7:30pm.
  • 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.
  • ETS testing candidates that were scheduled for today should contact the Testing Center in the Reng Student Union at 972-2038 when A-State reopens and they will assist with rescheduling.
  • The Red WOLF Center will open today on winter weather hours of noon until 5 p.m.
  • Dean B. Ellis Library is closed all day today.

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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Event Details

Delta Symposium XXIII: Caring for Community

04/5/2017, 10:00 AM - 12:30 PM

Student Union - Mockingbird Room

The Department of English, Philosophy, and World Languages at Arkansas State University will host the twenty-third annual Delta Symposium on April 5-8, 2017. The Delta Symposium features scholarship on a wide variety of expressive forms and will present work from multidisciplinary approaches including literary criticism, cultural studies, history, anthropology, folklore, ethnomusicology, sociology, speech communication, and heritage studies. The event features research in the humanities and social sciences, resonant with this year's theme of “Caring for Community.”

The 2017 event includes a number of unique partnerships, including:

• The Delta Flix Film and Media Festival, featuring special presentations by filmmakers, photographers, and multimedia artists.

• “Dylan Day” – Scholarship in Honor of Frances Hunter will be held on Saturday, featuring research and multimedia presentations exploring Dylan’s artistry and life history.

• The Arkansas Roots Music Festival will commence on Saturday at 1:00 p.m. and continues through the support from KASU FM 91.9.

• Screening of featured film “In Country” on Thursday evening Carl R. Reng Student Union

The full schedule is on the Delta Symposium website.

For more information, contact Dr. Gregory Hansen at ghansen@AState.edu or 870-972-3508.