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JSU Announces President's, Deans' Lists for Spring 2015

Jacksonville State University announces the following students were added to the President's and Deans' Lists for Spring 2015. To be named to the President's List, a student must earn a perfect 4.0 grade point average, or all As. Students earning all As and Bs (GPA of 3.5-3.99) are named to the Deans' List.

 
JSU Seeks Participants for Library of Congress Veterans History Project

Every veteran has a story. Jacksonville State University wants yours. Share your story with JSU's Research Center for Veteran Support Services (RCVSS) this summer as part of the Library of Congress' Veterans History Project.
 
Cortlyn Watson to Compete in Miss Alabama Pageant

Nursing student Cortlyn Watson is next in a long line of remarkable young women to represent JSU on the Miss Alabama stage. Since 1971, seven former Miss JSUs have gone on to be crowned Miss Alabama. One has become Miss America and another first-runner up.
 
JSU, Birmingham Audubon Society Team Up to Offer June Flying WILD Training

Jacksonville State University (JSU) Field Schools will host a training workshop for the Flying WILD Education Program on June 25 from 9 a.m. - 2 p.m. at the Little River Canyon Center in Fort Payne. The workshop is co-sponsored with the Birmingham Audubon Society.
 
May 30 'Beyond My Pond' Workshop Explores Impact of Little River Canyon Watershed

This fun workshop will focus on the sustainability of the Little River Canyon Watershed and how it connects to Alabama and the world.
 
University Will Be Closed Monday, May 25 for Memorial Day

Jacksonville State University will be closed on Monday, May 25 in observance of Memorial Day.
 
TIAA-CREF Individual Consultant Will Be On Campus May 28-29, June 3-4

JSU employees, setting up a long-term financial plan can be a complicated task. It involves evaluating your potential income sources, and then factoring in the impact of taxes, inflation and the larger economic picture. Meeting with a TIAA-CREF Individual Consultant can help you sort things out and make informed decisions. 


 
Drum Your Way to Better Health at May 27 'Pound the Pavement' Event

In honor of National Employee Health and Fitness Month, the JSU Exercise Science and Wellness students invite the campus community to "Pound the Pavement" at the Stephenson Gym parking lot on Wednesday, May 27 from 11 a.m. - 1 p.m.
 
Newly Revised Title IX Policy and Procedures

Jacksonville State University has an obligation to periodically review its policies and procedures to ensure that it fully complies with and implements the provisions of Title IX of the Civil Rights Act of 1964. The University has recently completed such a comprehensive review and revision of its Gender-Based Discrimination and Sexual Violence Policy and Procedures.
 
JSU Announces 2015-2016 Ambassadors

The JSU Ambassadors serve as official university representatives at presidential functions, Board of Trustees meetings, and Preview Days. They also accompany admissions counselors to high schools to share their JSU student experience.
 
JSU Recognizes Outstanding Faculty at May 12 Awards 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 12 on the fifth floor of William A. Meehan Hall (formerly Stadium Tower).
 
Former U.S. Congressman and JSU Emeritus Professor Glen Browder Received Fulbright Specialists Award

Dr. Glen Browder, former U.S. Congressman and Emeritus Professor of American Democracy at Jacksonville State University, was selected for a Fulbright Specialists project in Greece at Aristotle University of Thessaloniki during late April and early May 2015.
 
Hammond Hall Closed This Summer For HVAC Replacement

Due to HVAC replacement, Hammond Hall will be closed this summer. Some art department personnel have been relocated to Anders Round House for the duration of the project.
 
Work Meets Play: JSU Students Spend Summer at Sea Lab

Imagine living on the beautiful Gulf of Mexico – studying the biology of dolphins, assisting in sea turtle conservation and exploring the plant life of marshes and dunes – led by some of state’s brightest marine biologists. This summer, JSU students are doing just that at the Dauphin Island Sea Lab.
 
PEEHIP Wellness Program Deadline Extended Until July 15

The deadline for JSU employees to complete the PEEHIP Wellness Screening activity requirements to earn the waiver of the new $50 monthly wellness premium has been extended to July 15, 2015.
 
Candidate for Controller to Visit Campus

Faculty and staff are invited to hear a presentation from a candidate for Controller on June 2.
 
JSU EdReady to Accelerate New Students' Paths to College Success

In an effort to help incoming freshmen and transfer students improve their math skills, place into higher math, and save time and money, JSU has adopted a new program, JSU EdReady, powered by NROC.
 
JSU Librarian Honored Nationally for Kindness

Jacksonville State University is proud to announce that one of its own librarians, Charlcie Pettway Vann, has been named the winner of the 2015 National Library Week’s Librarians Creating Communities of Kindness contest. She was selected based on an outpouring of praise from nominations made on her behalf.
 
JSU Biology Department Mentors Munford High School Students

Beginning in 2012, several biology professors partnered with teachers and students at Munford High School to give students a new and exciting outlook on science. As if the experience itself wasn’t enough to keep students keen on discovering the wild and sometimes microscopic world around them, students were also invited to participate in this year’s Undergraduate Research Symposium at JSU, and many have competed at the Alabama Junior Academy of Science Symposium.
 
JSU Offers Summer Fun for Local Youth

In the words of Alice Cooper, “School’s Out for Summer!” As the final bell of the 2014-2015 school year rings out in Jacksonville City Schools next week, thousands of local kids will jump headfirst into the freedom and relaxation of summer vacation.
 
Morgan Christopher is JSU Employee of the Month for May 2015

Congratulations to Ms. Morgan Christopher, Jacksonville State University's Employee of the Month for May 2015.
 
724 Receive Degrees at JSU Spring Commencement on May 1

Seven hundred twenty-four candidates received degrees from Jacksonville State University on May 1, making up the second largest graduating class in the university’s history.
 
JSU Selects John M. Beehler as 12th President

John M. Beehler was named the 12th president of Jacksonville State University today during a special session of the Board of Trustees held on campus at Houston Cole Library. He assumes the helm on July 1.
 
Heil Environmental Named as the Recipient of the Inaugural JSU EPIC Award

On May 1, 2015, Pete Conroy, Director, JSU EPIC, Field Schools and Little River Canyon Center, announced Heil Environmental as the recipient of the first EPIC Award. Heil was recognized for their excellence in sustainability and environmentally friendly manufacturing.
 
Take the Poverty Challenge- Community Action Poverty Simulation at HCL on May 6

Alabama is the seventh poorest state in the nation, and 900,000 Alabamians—including 300,000 of our children—live below the federal poverty line. Poverty is not a game. It’s a reality for people in our own backyard. On Wednesday, May 6, the public is invited to learn what it’s like to live in poverty through participation in the Poverty Challenge: Community Action Poverty Simulation.
 
Graduating Miss Daisy: 72-year-old proves it’s never too late to earn degree

A fixture on JSU’s campus, Daisy Mae Stanley, age 72, wears many hats: wife, mother, grandmother, great-grandmother, Episcopalian, computer analyst, artist, painter, printmaker and gardener. On Friday evening, she will cross the stage on Burgess-Snow Field and add another hat to her collection – a four-cornered graduation cap to be exact – and a title that’s been years in the making: Jacksonville State University alumna.
 
JSU Student Receives Prestigious Dietetics Award

Among the second largest graduating class in Jacksonville State University history on Friday evening was Belinda Heath, a top graduate of the university’s dietetics program. She was recently recognized with the prestigious Alabama Dietetic Association (ALDA) Honors.
 
New President Expected to be Named on May 8

After a nationwide search that yielded numerous applications and resulted in three outstanding final candidates, the Jacksonville State University Board of Trustees hopes to name the university's 12th president during a special meeting on May 8 at 11 a.m. on the 11th floor of the Houston Cole Library.
 
Recap of the April 20 JSU Board of Trustees Meeting

The Jacksonville State University Board of Trustees held its quarterly meeting on April 20, 2015 at the Houston Cole Library. Action issues included tuition increase, addition of a new sport, and renaming a university facility in honor of outgoing president Dr. William A. Meehan.
 
Summer 2015 Tuition and Fees Deadline is May 7

Safeguard your Summer 2015 classes and housing assignment-- pay your account balance in full by the May 7, 2015 deadline!
 
Sign Up for Electronic Direct Deposit to Get Summer 2015 Refund Faster

Students, be first in line for your student refund without going to the mail center-- Sign up for Electronic Direct Deposit!
 
JSU Faculty to Receive Promotion, Tenure in Fall 2015

Jacksonville State University announces the following faculty will receive promotion and tenure in Fall 2015. Congratulations!
 
Meet the 2015 Marching Ballerinas at the Annual Ballerinas Showcase on May 9

Fresh off their spring auditions, the Ballerinas will perform beloved dances such as Quilting Party for the first time this season. Also on tap will be solos from the head Ballerina and group leaders, as well as modern and traditional dances.
 
Trustee Circle to be Closed on April 30 for Emergency Repairs

On Thursday, April 30, Trustee Circle will be closed at the Central Bus Station, and two days of potential closure are anticipated. If unforeseen conditions arise and additional time is required to perform repairs, work will be halted at the close of business on Thursday and resumed Saturday morning.
 
Banner Finance Training Opportunities to be Offered May 7 & 12

The Office of the Controller and Office of Procurement and Fixed Assets will offer two Banner Finance Workshops during the month of May. To register or for more information, please contact Jennifer Evans at jenevans@jsu.edu or 782-5002.
 
JSU, City to Co-Host May 17 Cheaha Challenge Gran Fondo

It's one day, three rides, up to 124 miles and 11,733 feet of climbing in some of the most picturesque scenery in the South. It is the 23rd annual Cheaha Challenge Gran Fondo, and it starts right here on the Jacksonville State University campus on May 17. For the second straight year, JSU and the City of Jacksonville will co-host the Challenge, which begins and ends at Pete Mathews Coliseum.
 
JSU Spring 2015 Commencement Set for May 1 on Burgess-Snow Field

This commencement marks Dr. Bill Meehan’s last as JSU President, as he will retire at the end of June. JSU alumna Vonda White, founder and executive director of Camp Pillsbury in Minnesota, will give the commencement address.
 
Canyon Center to Host Family Fun Activities on Saturday, May 2

Come enjoy a fun-filled family day of mad science and learn how to survive a zombie apocalypse at JSU's Little River Canyon Center on Saturday, May 2, 2015.
 
Joe Whitmore Promoted to Associate VP for Business and Auxiliary Services

In his new role Whitmore will tackle responsibilities in the area of budgeting, capital funding and real estate transactions, plus the development of a comprehensive facilities management and rentals plan for university-owned properties.
 
Chris Casey is JSU Employee of the Month for April 2015

Congratulations to Chris Casey, Jacksonville State University's Employee of the Month for April 2015. Casey is Learning System Manager in the Office of Educational Technology and Support.
 
Spring 2015 Final Examination Schedule

Following is the schedule for Spring 2015 finals. Good luck, everyone!
 
College of Commerce and Business Administration to Offer a London/Paris Study Tour in Summer 2016

The College of Commerce and Business Administration has developed a program called "Gamecocks Go Global," where students can go to a foreign country to travel or study. Ms. Lenn Rainwater and Dr. Ronnie Clayton will be teaching CBA 396 and FIN 434 and 590 in the Summer of 2016, and going to London and Paris will be part of the courses.
 
Presidential Finalists Forum Videos Online

JSU's three presidential finalists have now had the opportunity to visit campus and meet with students, faculty and staff. If you were unable to attend the open forums, check out videos from the events on the presidential search website, where you can also share your thoughts with the search committee.
 
Drama Students Debut as Directors on April 18-19

JSU drama students get to sit in the director’s chair this weekend at the annual JSU Student Showcase on April 18 and 19, 7 p.m., in the Stone Center for the Performing Arts.
 
Student Newspaper Celebrates 80 Years

Students and faculty gathered in Self Hall on April 6 to celebrate 80 years of student newspapers at JSU.
 
JSU Child Study Center Now Accepting Fall Applicants

The JSU Child Study Center is currently accepting applications for three- and four-year-olds for the fall 2015 semester.
 
Meehan Honored with Living Memorial

A tree was planted and bench installed in front of Bibb Graves Hall, courtesy of the JSU Faculty Senate.
 
Faculty to Plant Tree in Honor of Meehan

The JSU Faculty Senate will plant an oak tree and install a bench in front of Bibb Graves Hall in honor of President Bill Meehan on April 13 at 2 p.m.
 
JSU Board of Trustees to Meet April 20

The Jacksonville State University Board of Trustees will hold their quarterly meeting on Monday, April 20, 2015 at 10 a.m. on the eleventh floor of the Houston Cole Library.
 
JSU Hosts Annual International Week Celebration April 12-17

The International House Program at JSU started in 1946 in the wake of World War II and the hatred and brutality of that conflict. The founders of the program, Dr. and Mrs. James H. Jones, sought to create a place where people from different countries and cultures could get to know each other, for the Joneses believed that knowledge and love are the best path to a world without war.
 

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