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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


Parker String Quartet

04/11/2017, 7:30 PM

Fowler Center, Riceland Hall



Something extraordinary – New York Times

Back by popular demand, the inspiring performances, luminous sound and exceptional musicianship are the hallmarks of the Grammy Award-winning Parker Quartet. Renowned for its dynamic interpretations and polished, expansive colors, the group has rapidly distinguished itself as one of the preeminent ensembles of its generation. Their recording of Ligeti’s complete works for string quartet won the 2011 Grammy Award for Best Chamber Music Performance. They were the last string quartet to win this category. In 2016 they released a recording of Mendelssohn’s Quartets and are planning a European tour featuring performances with violist Kim Kashkashian in 2017. Since 2014 they have been artists-in-residence at Harvard University. This is one of the finest and most exciting string quartets you will hear anywhere.

With generous funding support from the College of Liberal Arts, Department of Music, Diversity Program and A-State Orchestra Society.

Questions and comments regarding the series may be directed to:
Dr. Tim Crist, chair Lecture-Concert Committee, Professor of Music | Phone: 870.680.8441 | Email: tcrist@astate.edu