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Orientation for First-Year Students Enrolling in Summer Classes Begins on May 29

New student orientation for first-year students entering JSU in June 2014 will begin on Thursday, May 29, 2014. Check-in will be at the Theron Montgomery Building at 10:00 a.m.

 
New JSU Website Features Mobile Optimization, More Intuitive Navigation and More

If you’re reading this, undoubtedly you've noticed some big changes on our website. After months of collaboration between our JSU web redesign team and our partners, Beacon Technology, Inc., www.jsu.edu recently received a new look, new navigation, new features, and even some new custom colors.
 
JSU CED Staff Attends Annual Alabama League of Municipalities Convention

JSU CED Staff Members Jennifer Swafford, program coordinator, and Jeffrey Hooie, research analyst, attended and exhibited at the 2014 Annual Alabama League of Municipalities (ALM) Convention held at the Arthur R. Outlaw Convention Center in Mobile on May 3-6.
 
University Will Close May 26 for Memorial Day

Jacksonville State University will be closed on Monday, May 26 in observance of Memorial Day.
 
JSU Career Services to Host Social Security Administration 2014 Resume Collection Day on June 10

The Social Security Administration will collect resumes for upcoming job openings on June 10 in the Merrill Hall Lobby beginning at 11 a.m. Social Security jobs open at the GS-5, GS-6, and GS-7 levels, with salaries ranging from $31,628 - $50,932.
 
AT and T Foundation Presents $350,000 to JSU in Support of CORE

On Thursday, May 15, representatives of the AT&T Foundation, state legislators and Jacksonville State University gathered on the JSU campus for AT&T Foundation's presentation of a $350,000 contribution to the university in support of its Collaborative Regional Education (CORE) model program.
 
University Service Committee Hosts Service Learning Reception

The University Service Committee’s Service Learning Reception will be held May 20, 2014 on the 11 Floor of the Houston Cole Library; taking place from 4 p.m. to 5 p.m.
 
Stephanie Henry Pruett is JSU Employee of the Month for May 2014

Congratulations to Stephanie Henry Pruett, JSU's Employee of the Month for May 2014. Ms. Pruett is a Secretary in the Academic Center for Excellence. She has been an employee with Jacksonville State University since August 2012.
 
Outstanding Faculty Awards Winners Announced at May 6 Program

Jacksonville State University recognized Outstanding Faculty Awards winners, faculty research award, tenure and promotion recipients as well as retirees and scholars at the annual Faculty Awards Program on May 6 on the fifth floor of Stadium Towers.
 
2014-2015 JSU Ambassadors Announced

Jacksonville State University’s new 2014-2015 Ambassadors were recently selected. JSU Ambassadors are chosen from among the university’s highest-performing students to serve as official representatives of JSU.
 
728 Degrees Conferred; Spring 2014 Class is Largest in JSU History

Seven hundred twenty-eight candidates received degrees from Jacksonville State University this spring, making up the largest graduating class in the university’s history. Nearly 600 of those students crossed the stage to receive their degrees during Spring Commencement exercises on Friday, May 6 at JSU Stadium.
 
Dr. Paige McKerchar Instrumental in Establishing State Behavior Analysis Licensing Board Bill

Dr. Paige McKerchar, head of the psychology department at Jacksonville State University, recently contributed to new state legislation. With the support of State Senator Cam Ward, Bama Hager, Anna McConnell, Susan Hansen, Jane Davis, and the Alabama Department of Mental Health, Dr. McKerchar drafted SB13.
 
Registration Now Open for CORE Academy 2014

Registration is now open for CORE Academy 2014- "Learning from Each Other," which will take place June 3-5 on the JSU Campus. Keynote speakers are Marc Prensky, author of "Teaching Digital Natives," and Dr. Tommy Bice, Alabama State Superintendent of Education.
 
JSU Field Schools present: Spring Frog Pond Adventure

Experience “love” from a frog’s point of view! Join the one-and-only, “Dr. Frog” George Cline, for an unforgettable evening of romance and songs from the first amphibian voices of the season.
 
Construction Underway at Pete Mathews Coliseum

Due to HVAC installation at the Pete Mathews Coliseum, summer access to the coliseum is restricted. Here are key highlights about the project...
 
Communications Accreditation Reaffirmed

The Communications Department gained its reaccreditation.
 
JSU Child Study Center Accepting Applications for 2014-2015 School Year

The JSU Child Study Center is accepting applications for 3- and 4-year-old preschool for the 2014-2015 school year. For more info call 256-782-5869 or 5054.
 
Teacher Environmental Education Workshop- Beyond My Pond

JSU Field Schools, Environmental Education Association of Alabama (EEAA) and the Choccolocco Creek Watershed Alliance will present a teacher workshop, "Beyond My Pond: What's So Important About My Watershed?" on May 31, 2014 at the Cleburne County Mountain Center in Heflin, Ala.
 
JSU Drama Presents 'Fool for Love' May 15-18

Jacksonville State University's Drama Department will present Sam Shepard's "Fool for Love" on May 15-18 at the Ernest Stone Performing Arts Center on campus. Directed by Michael Boynton, this production stars JSU students Joshua Cody Hunt, Carrie Shaw, Cody Hayes and Maurice Winsell.
 
May 16 Is the 3rd Annual Administrative Professionals Conference

JSU's Annual Administrative Professionals Conference will be on May 16, 2014 at the JSU McClellan campus from 7:45 a.m. to 4:30 p.m.
 
Michael Walker's "Multiply" Combines Music and Math to Help Children Retain Skills

Michael Walker, an audiovisual technician at JSU, is making melodies and helping children with their math skills in the process. Walker recently began Musical Learning Tools (MuLT), which essentially takes the approved Common Core Curriculum being taught in K-12 classrooms and adds catchy music and lyrics to it.
 
Orientation for New Students Entering JSU in May

The Office of Student Life will be hosting new student orientation for first-year students entering JSU in May 2014. Students will check in at the Theron Montgomery Building today, May 1, at 10 a.m. Students and guests will be introduced to student services, participate in a campus tour, have lunch with us on campus and complete academic advisement and registration. Transfer students are not required to attend orientation. Please direct any transfer students to the department of their intended major.
 
Town and Gown: JSU Graduate to Embark Upon the Adventure of a Lifetime in China

While many students find themselves embarking upon the seemingly never ending search for a job following graduation, Gregory Felch is in the process of booking his plane ticket to China with the plan of teaching English for an indefinite period of time.
 
JSU's Vickie Adams Wins Padgett Award at AASFAA Conference on April 24

Congratulations to Vickie Adams, director of Student Financial Services at Jacksonville State University, who won the M. Cecil Padgett Award at the Alabama Association of Student Financial Aid Administrators (AASFAA) Conference banquet in Mobile on Thursday, April 24.
 
Banner Finance Training Opportunities in May

The Office of Controller and Office of Purchasing will offer the following Banner Finance Training opportunities during the month of May...
 
JSU Field Schools and Partners Offer Summer Nature Camps

Hands-on environmental education, outdoor fun, arts and exploration of the natural world abound in the camps offered this summer.
 
Lilly Ledbetter to Deliver May 2 JSU Commencement Address

Lilly Ledbetter, whose fight for equal pay and women’s rights went all the way to the Supreme Court and resulted in the Ledbetter Fair Pay Restoration Act, will speak at Jacksonville State University's spring commencement on Friday, May 2 at 6:30 p.m. on Burgess-Snow Field at JSU Stadium.
 
It's a Fiesta in the Canyon! Celebrate at the Little River Canyon Center on May 3

Little River Canyon Center presents Canyon Fiesta! on Saturday, May 3 from 11 a.m. - 3 p.m. Enjoy games, arts and crafts, music, door prizes, nature education programs and more, and it's all free!
 
Spring Paddle on Terrapin Creek Will Be May 10

Join JSU Field Schools, Terrapin Creek Outdoor Center and Anniston Outdoor Association for this adventure on Terrapin Creek. Wild flowers, wild life and beautiful scenery will abound. Bring drink/snacks/lunch.
 
JSU Music Department Performs Carousel

Carousel performances will take place on May 2,3,4 at the Oxford Performing Arts Center and on May 9 and 10 at the Wallace Hall of Fine Arts Center in Gadsden. All performances will be starting at 7:30.
 
JSU Board Votes to Keep Tuition Level for 2014-2015 Academic Year

The JSU Board of Trustees voted at their April 21 meeting to keep tuition level for 2014-2015. This is in keeping with the commitment the board and university leadership made to our students earlier this year.
 
Honors Program Students Donate 79 Pairs of Shoes to Needy

During the recent Annual S.H.O.E (Students Helping Others Excel) project, students in JSU's Honors Program collected 79 pairs of shoes that were donated to JCOC.
 
Lynn Garner is JSU's Employee of the Month for April 2014

Congratulations to Ms. Lynn Garner, Jacksonville State University's Employee of the Month for April 2014.
 
Power Disruption to Air Conditioning System on June 15

On Friday, June 15, 2012, Acker Electric will perform testing and repairs on the University's electrical substation.
 
Town and Gown: JSU ROTC and International House Students Partner For a Cultural Exchange Seminar

The Jacksonville State University International House recently partnered with the JSU ROTC program for an evening seminar to educate cadets on various world events, cultures, and etiquette.
 
Alabama Conference for Inventors Will Be Thursday, February 20

Do you have the next big idea? If you're an inventor or a potential inventor, you won't want to miss the Alabama Conference for Inventors on Thursday, February 20 at the Houston Cole Library.
 
JSU Social Work Students Given Volunteer of the Year Award at Gadsden Center

On Friday, April 11, the JSU Social Work Practice II Students were awarded the Volunteer of the Year Award 2014 at McGuffey Health and Rehab in Gadsden. The award is voted on by the residents of the facility.
 
JSU Faculty to Receive Promotion, Tenure in Fall 2014

Congratulations to the following Jacksonville State University faculty who will receive promotion or tenure in Fall 2014...
 
JSU Emergency Management and Campus CERT Will Host Two Day Training Program

JSU's EM and CERT training will take place on April 21 and 22, 2014 from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. in JSU’s McClellan Room.
 
JSU's College of Education and Professional Studies Kicks Off Community Garden Outreach Project on April 18

The Jacksonville State University’s College of Education and Professional Studies will be kicking off their Community Garden Outreach Project on Friday, April 18, 2014, 8:00 a.m. – 4:00 p.m., at the First United Methodist Church in Jacksonville.
 
Stephenson Hall will be closed on April 29

Stephenson Hall will be closed on Tuesday, April 29 for floor waxing.
 
Past JSU Encore! Members Return for an Encore at this Year’s Spring Concert on April 17

Dr. Renée Baptiste and the members of Encore!, the Jacksonville State University show choir, are gearing up for their annual spring concert taking place this week. However, there is one slight twist to this year’s performance - it will be a twenty-fifth year reunion inviting back every single past member of the ensemble.
 
April 16 Holds the Fifth Annual One Day Without Shoes at JSU Hosted by Freshman Forum

Freshman Forum is excited to announce that the fifth annual One Day without Shoes at JSU will be held Wednesday, April 16th from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. on the TMB Lawn.
 
JSU Trustees to Hold April 21 Meeting at Little River Canyon Center

The Jacksonville State University Board of Trustees will hold their quarterly meeting on Monday, April 21, 2014 at 10 a.m. The trustees will conduct this meeting at the Little River Canyon Center, 4322 Little River Trail NE, Fort Payne AL 35967.
 
College of Arts and Sciences Student Symposium on February 5-6

Please join us for the College of Arts and Sciences' Annual Student Symposium on February 5-6 at the Houston Cole Library.
 
BFA/BA Senior Exhibition Opens April 17 at Hammond Hall Gallery

The Jacksonville State University Department of Art announces the opening of the BFA/BA Senior Exhibition at the Hammond Hall Art Gallery on April 17, 2014 from 5-7 p.m.
 
JSU Field Schools' Renee Morrison Wins Wild South's Roosevelt-Ashe Conservation Award

Renee Morrison, assistant director of the JSU Field Schools, was one of seven individuals or businesses honored recently in Asheville, North Carolina as a recipient of Wild South’s Roosevelt-Ashe Conservation Awards. The awards honor outstanding conservation work in the South and were presented at the Sixth Annual Green Gala on March 21.
 
Industry Speakers to Highlight Communication Week, April 14-17

A slate of special speakers with news and public relations backgrounds will highlight Communication Week at JSU on April 14-17.
 
IRC 'Brown Bag' Open Forum Slated for April 22

Please join the JSU Institute for Research and Collaboration (IRC) for the monthly ‘Brown-Bag’ Open Forum discussion. The session is scheduled for Tuesday, April 22 2014 from 12:00-1:30 p.m. in Room 202 Martin Hall (the collaborative classroom).
 
JSU ROTC Scheduled to Have Awards Ceremony

JSU ROTC awards ceremony will be on April 17 at 3 p.m. in Rowe Hall.
 

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