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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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Hemingway-Pfeiffer Museum to Add Writer-in-Residence Spot


PIGGOTT – The Hemingway-Pfeiffer Museum and Educational Center (HPMEC) is offering a unique opportunity for a writer-in-residence position for the month of June 2018.

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The Hemingway-Pfeiffer Barn where author Ernest Hemingway worked on A Farewell to Arms.

The writer-in-residence will serve as mentor for a week-long retreat for writers at the educational center. This retreat will be held June 4-8 and is open to 12-14 writers from the region. The recipient will hold one or two readings of his/her own work in the region. The remainder of the month will be free to the writer-in-residence to work on his/her own work.

The residency includes lodging at a loft apartment in the downtown square in Piggott over the City Market coffee shop. The writer-in-residence will also have the opportunity to work in the studio where Pulitzer Prize-winning author Ernest Hemingway worked on A Farewell to Arms during an extended stay with his wife’s family in 1928. The residency includes a $1,000 stipend to help cover food and transportation.

Candidates with a Master of Arts or Master of Fine Arts degree in a relevant field are preferred. Send a cover letter, curriculum vitae and writing sample to the director of HPMEC Dr. Adam Long at adamlong@AState.edu by Feb. 28, 2018. Questions may also be directed to Dr. Long. For more information about the museum or lodging (the Inn at Piggott), visit Hemingway.AState.edu.

The HPMEC, an Arkansas State University Heritage Site, contributes to the understanding of the regional, national and global history of the 1920s and 1930s eras by focusing on the internationally connected Pfeiffer family of Piggott, Ark., and their son-in-law and regular guest Ernest Hemingway. This includes drawing on Hemingway's influence as a noted American author to foster interest in literature and the arts and promote excellence in both.