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JSU Forensics Team Uncovers Emmy

The JSU Center for Applied Forensics played a key role in helping Vinnie Politan and WXIA Atlanta 11Alive News win a regional Emmy for their four-week coverage of the Justin Ross Harris trial.

 
Behind the Wheale: JSU Graduate Takes on Law and Hollywood

At first glance, the office of Laura Lundy-Wheale (’10) might seem like that of any other Atlanta lawyer. Her husband Patrick, also an attorney, holds the office adjacent to hers, and George, their beagle, has the difficult task of greeting clients. Yet, Wheale lives somewhat of a double life. When she’s not working on a case for a client, she can be found on film sets with some of Hollywood’s biggest names pursuing her other passion – acting.
 
Beatles Tribute Band to Rock Campus on June 23

The Beatlads have traveled “Across the Universe,” from the “Octopus’s Garden” and “Penny Lane,” to “Come Together” at JSU on Friday, June 23, for their fourth annual summer concert on campus presented by the Offices of Counseling and Disability Support Services.
 
Phantom to Take Center Stage at OPAC on June 9-18

Andrew Lloyd Webber’s masterpiece, “The Phantom of the Opera,” will be presented by the Jacksonville Opera Theatre at the Oxford Performing Arts Center on June 9-18.
 
Fourth Annual Bluegrass on the Rim Returns to Canyon Center

JSU’s Little River Canyon Center is pleased to announce its fourth annual "Bluegrass on the Rim” music festival on Saturday, June 10, 5-10 p.m., at the Canyon Center in Fort Payne.
 
Incoming Transfer Students Invited to Orientation

JSU’s new Transfer Pathways program invites incoming transfer students to a special orientation designed just for them on July 12, 9:30 a.m. to 2 p.m., in Houston Cole Library, Rooms 1103 A-B.
 
Unmask the Magic of “The Phantom of the Opera” June 9-18

He’s here…the Phantom of the Opera, that is! The Jacksonville Opera Theatre (JOT) proudly presents “The Phantom of the Opera” June 9-18, at the Oxford Performing Arts Center.
 
JSU Announces Spring Honor's List

More than 1,600 students were named to the President's and Dean’s Lists during the Spring 2017 semester for their outstanding academic performance at Jacksonville State. 
 
Alabama Secretary of State Tours Applied Forensics

Alabama Secretary of State John Merrill visited the JSU Center for Applied Forensics on June 24 to learn about its many contributions to the community.
 
Library Changes Access to Online Resources

The Houston Cole Library has changed the way students, faculty and staff access its resources from off campus, now granting access through the same credentials used for MyJSU.
 
Cocky’s Best Friend Leaves the Roost

While JSU mascot Cocky loves all his fellow Gamecocks, one special student near and dear to his heart is saying goodbye this semester.
 
A Graduation Day 30 Years in the Making

Graduation is a day most college students anticipate for four years, but for Jana Monday, it was a 30-year wait.
 
Campus to Close for Memorial Day on May 29

The campus will be closed on Monday, May 29 in observation of Memorial Day.
 
JSU Counselor Receives Statewide Award

Len McCauley, a counselor for JSU Counseling Services, has been named the 2017 recipient of the Hal Davidson Award by the Alabama chapter of the Employee Assistance Professionals Association.
 
Chief Ladiga Trail Summit on Tuesday

Come learn about new developments and improvements on the Chief Ladiga Trail at a trail summit on Tuesday, May 23, at 5 p.m. on the 11th floor of the Houston Cole Library.
 
Sarah Cusimano Miles Named President of Faculty Senate

Sarah Cusimano Miles, assistant professor of photography, has been named president of the JSU Faculty Senate for the 2017-18 school year.
 
Summer Camps for Kids

JSU is hosting numerous summer camps for area children this summer.
 
JAMfest: Call for Vendors

JSU is launching a new tradition, the Jacksonville Arts and Music Festival or JAMFEST, to showcase campus and local art and culture. Mark your calendar for Saturday, May 20.
 
JSU Presents Annual Faculty Awards

On May 9, JSU held its annual faculty awards program, which seeks to recognize faculty achievements, years of service, and retirements.
 
JAMfest Lineup Announced

Enjoy live music, arts and crafts, food vendors and family activities at the Jacksonville Arts and Music Festival on May 20.
 
Faculty Spotlight: Dr. Teresa Reed

Dr. Teresa Reed has a unique ability to make the reading selections in her English courses relate to real life.
 
Coach Jana McGinnis Makes OVC History

Softball Coach Jana McGinnis made history on May 8 when she was named Coach of the Year by the Ohio Valley Conference for an unprecedented sixth time.
 
JSU to Shine Light on Mental Health at Conference on May 19

JSU Counseling and Disability Support Services will host the “Out of the Shadows Summit,” a one-day mental health conference, on May 19.
 
Scheduled Power Outage Friday Afternoon

A scheduled power outage is planned for this afternoon, May 5, starting at 2:20 p.m., to repair a bad voltage regulator at the university's substation.
 
Power Disruptions on Campus

Capital Planning and Facilities is working to address a bad voltage regulator in the university's substation.
 
Celebrate Jewish American Heritage Month at Lunch and Learn

In observance of Jewish American Heritage Month, the JSU Diversity and Inclusion Committee presents "Diversity, Multicultural Education, and Jewish Inclusion," a lunch and learn lecture, on May 19, 11:30 a.m. until 1 p.m., in Ayers Hall, Room 355.
 
JSU Greek Life Ends Outstanding Academic Semester

The fraternity and sorority community at JSU had an outstanding semester in academics this past spring. Fraternities and sororities maintained a 3.06 average GPA, which is significantly higher than the undergraduate student average of 2.67.
 
Faculty Spotlight: Laura Barrow

Laura Barrow, JSU nursing instructor, specializes in nursing culture and faculty/student interaction.
 
Honor Asian/Pacific American Month at Brown Bag Lunch

In celebration of Asian/Pacific American Heritage Month, mark your calendar for a "brown bag" lunch discussion focused on the experiences of Asian/Pacific students, faculty and staff on May 10.
 
Board of Trustees Meeting Recap

The quarterly meeting of the Jacksonville State Board of Trustees was held on May 1 at Renaissance Ross Bridge Resort in Hoover, following a weekend board retreat.
 
Marching Ballerina “Boot Camp” Registration Kicks Off May 1

Registration for the Marching Ballerina “Boot Camp” kicks off on May 1. This is a fun, half-day class for all school ages. Participants will learn dances from Marching Ballerinas and have the opportunity to perform for friends and family.
 
Jacksonville State University Announces 2017 Spring Commencement

Plans are set for Jacksonville State University's Spring 2017 graduation, which will be held April 28, 2017 at Pete Mathews Coliseum.
 
Anonymous Threat Made on JSU Graduation Ceremonies

​JSU authorities have received an anonymous communication from an individual threatening to disrupt graduation ceremonies on Friday, April 28.
 
JSU Coordinator Lands Grant for Teachers to Attend CORE

Weaver Elementary School was recently awarded a $750 grant from M&H Valve, part of the McWane Foundation, to send 10 teachers to CORE Academy as a collaborative effort between Jennifer McCullars, JSU CORE conference coordinator in the Institute for Innovation, and Summer Davis, principal at Weaver Elementary School.
 
JSU Professor Appointed to State Reading Committee

Dr. Janet Bavonese, assistant professor of elementary and reading education and department head for the Department of Curriculum and Instruction, was appointed as co-chair of the Alabama State Department of Education Strategic Planning Committee on Reading by the State Superintendent of Education.
 
Annual Marching Ballerina Fundraiser Showcase Kicks Off May 12

The JSU Marching Ballerinas will host their 6th annual Marching Ballerina Fundraiser Showcase on Friday, May 12, at 7 p.m., in the Stone Center Auditorium. The minimum suggested donation is $5, and all donations are welcomed.
 
Student Gets Diploma for Birthday

For any college student, graduation day is among the biggest days of one’s life. But for Sydney Reed Jones, her college graduation will take place on her 22nd birthday, April 28, making it all the more special.
 
SBDC Client Named Small Business Person of the Year

A client of the JSU Small Business Development Center, Jodie Ray Stanfield, has been named the 2017 Alabama Small Business Person of the Year. Stanfield is owner of Local Joe’s Trading Post in Rainbow City.
 
International House Hosts Annual Awards Banquet

On April 14, 2017, the annual International House awards banquet, sponsored by the International Endowment Foundation, banquet was held in the Houston Cole Library.
 
Faculty Spotlight: Jan Gryko

Chemistry Professor Jan Gryko has the "solution" for making classes engaging.
 
JSU Calls for Applications for Second GenCyber Security Camp

Jacksonville State University is excited to announce that the second GenCyber camp will take place July 10-14 in Ayers Hall on the university’s campus. The week-long camp will provide cyber security training for 25 high school and middle school teachers in the fields of math, computer science, technology and social studies.
 
2017 Season Football Tickets Now on Sale

Season Tickets are now on sale for the 2017 Jacksonville State football season, one that will feature five home games and a nationally-televised opener in Montgomery.
 
Library Hosts Game Day on April 18

The Houston Cole Library invites students to relax and unwind during the week of finals with a board and card game day on April 18. This event will run from 1 p.m. until 10 p.m. on the 11th floor of the Houston Cole Library.
 
JSU Remembers the Holocaust on April 13

JSU will host its annual Holocaust Remembrance event on April 13, 7:30 p.m., in the Stone Performing Arts Center. This event is free and open to the public.
 
JSU Partners with 2GNO.ME to Innovate Teacher Professional Development

Jacksonville State University's Collaborative Regional Education (CORE) program and 2gno.me have partnered to bring a first-of-its-kind professional development program to K-12 administrators and teachers across the nation.
 
Annual Calhoun County Spring Shrimp Boil Heats Up on April 20

The 12th Annual Calhoun County Spring Shrimp Boil will be held at the JSU Alumni House pavilion on Thursday, April 20, 6–8pm.
 
Faculty Spotlight: David Thornton

Associate professor of computer science and gaming expert David Thornton helps students "level up" in class and in life.
 
Annual Education Fair Slated for April 13

The Department of Career Services and the School of Education will host the 5th annual Education Fair, a reverse career fair, on April 13, 8:30 a.m. until 4:00 p.m., at the Pete Mathews Coliseum.
 
JSU CORE Seeking Pilot Program Participants

JSU's Collaborative Regional Education (CORE) program and 2gno.me have partnered to bring a first-of-its-kind professional development platform to K-12 superintendents, principals and assistant principals nationwide.
 
Cockystock Brings Cool Vibes

The SGA invites campus to the fourth annual Cockystock music and arts festival on April 5.
 

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