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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.

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Event Details

Men's Choir and Women's Choir Spring Concert

04/25/2017, 7:30 PM - 9:30 PM

Riceland Hall

Students in the University Men’s and Women’s Choirs will present their spring concert.  The Department of Music groups are under the direction of Cherie Collins, adjunct professor at A-State.

The University Men’s Chorus will open their portion of the program with Aaron Copland’s “Zion’s Walls.” They will follow with “Jesu Dulcis Memoria” by Victoria, directed by student conductor Hal Niederbrach.  The men will also sing “Reconciliation” by Stephen Chatman, accompanied by Max Hughes on the flugelhorn. 

They will be premiering a new work by student composer Aaron Fisher, titled “I Will.”  The University Men will close their program with “Trinkled” by Schubert, and “What Shall We Do with a Drunken Sailor” arranged by Shaw and Parker.  Their last two pieces will be directed by graduate assistant Matt Crociata.

The University Women will then take the stage and open their portion of the program with “O Pastorelle, Addio” by Giordano and arranged by Serposs and “God Be in My Head” by Berkey.  Student conductor Ivory Wells will then direct “There Will Come Soft Rains” by Memley.  The chorus will be joined by Dr. Dan Ross, oboist, for this piece.

The women will then sing “Reel a’ Bouche” by Dalglish and accompanied on hammer dulcimer by Carolyn Mason.  This piece will be directed by student conductor Kiera Payne.  Their program will close with another piece by Aaron Fisher titled, “Shine on Me.”

Admission is free.  For more details, one may contact the Music Department at (870) 972-2094.