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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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Ideas Invited for Naming New College


JONESBORO – Faculty, students, alumni and friends of the newly restructured academic college at Arkansas State are invited to forward their ideas on what the new name should be.

With the 2016-2017 school year getting underway, Dr. Carl Cates, dean, has posted a survey to solicit suggestions for the new college's name.

"It is now time to start the work of naming the restructured college," Cates said.

As part of a broader restructuring this year in Academic Affairs and Research, the departments in fine arts, media, communication, humanities and social sciences are now in one college.  Possible names have been discussed, but no decisions have been made.

Individuals may submit their ideas through a survey link, https://www.surveymonkey.com/r/LFQ7YS3. Submitted suggestions will be reviewed by a committee composed of people nominated by department chairs.

Cates said this first step of submitting names will end Monday, Aug. 29. 

"By Sept. 16 we plan to open a new link where the stakeholders can rank the top selections. Feedback will end on Sept. 23," he continued.  "It is our hope to announce the name at Homecoming, Oct. 15."

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