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Scheduled Upgrades to Cause Intermittent WiFi Access on July 30 & 31

The university is performing a hardware upgrade that will impact wireless access in several areas on campus on July 30-31.

Accreditation Team for Police Department Seeks Public Comment

Faculty, staff, students and members of the community are invited to provide feedback to a team of assessors from the Commission on Accreditation for Law Enforcement Agencies, Inc. (CALEA) on Aug. 3.
Banner Finance Training Opportunities to be Offered August 6 & 11

The Office of the Controller and Office of Procurement and Fixed Assets will offer two Banner Finance Workshops during the month of August. To register or for more information, please contact Jennifer Evans at or 256-782-5002.
Jack Hopper Cafeteria Closed for Repairs

Due to a cooling tower failure, the Jack Hopper Cafeteria is closed until further notice. While the repair is made, the Gamecock Diner will serve a buffet style menu during the Caf’s regular summer operating hours.
JSU Summer Graduation Set for August 7

Jacksonville State University announces Summer 2015 Graduation, which will take place on Friday, August 7 at 7:30 p.m. on Burgess-Snow Field.
Scheduled Power Outage at Select Buildings July 24 and 27

The power to Hammond Hall, Anders Roundhouse and the Computer Center will be turned off for repairs on Friday, July 24 and Monday, July 27, at 6 a.m., for approximately two hours. Questions? Contact W. Lee Handley, assistant director of the Physical Plant, at 256-782-5444.
Recap of the July 20 JSU Board of Trustees Meeting

“This is a meeting of many firsts,” board chairman Jim Bennett said after calling the summer meeting of the JSU Board of Trustees to order on July 20.
JSU Names New International House Director

Chandni Khadka has been named director of the JSU International House and Programs, effective January 4, 2016.
The Land of “Co-Opportunity”

Since 1977, the JSU Co-Op program has offered students paid experience in their fields while completing their degrees.
JSU Receives Good Roots Grant from the Alabama Power Foundation

Jacksonville State University was recently named 1 of 44 recipients of the Good Roots Grant from the Alabama Power Foundation. At JSU, this money will go to install seven Bosque Elms, which will fill in a gap between existing elms and create an entire line of elms all the way down Pennsylvania Avenue.
Parking Decals for 2015-16 Now Available for Purchase

JSU students, staff and faculty can now purchase a 2015-2016 parking decal beginning July 15, 2015 through their MyJSU account. For any further questions or concerns, please contact the UPD at 256-782-5050.
JSU Trustees to Meet on July 20

The Jacksonville State University Board of Trustees will hold their quarterly meeting on Monday, July 20, 2015 at 10 a.m. on the eleventh floor of the Houston Cole Library.
Music for the Mind: Local Festival Benefits JSU Student’s Nonprofit

JSU graduate and incoming graduate student Torsten Dryden has founded The Choice, a charity aimed at serving as a multifaceted, mental health resource that matches people with mental health care support that best suits their needs.
JSU’s National Society of Collegiate Scholars Receives Prestigious Award

The National Society of Collegiate Scholars (NSCS) recently held its ScholarCon Conference in Orlando, Florida, June 25-28. Anna Bowden, president of the JSU chapter, and Ashley Toney, vice president, attended the Scholar Con Conference. During the Honor Gala Star awards luncheon the Jacksonville State University chapter was recognized as a Gold Star Chapter recipient.
Orientation Offers New Students a Road Map to JSU

Before classes, exams, Greek Rush and meal plans, all JSU students must first get initiated into college life by attending Gamecock Orientation. At this event, incoming freshman are given an opportunity to learn about campus as well as get a preview into what college life will be like through a series of guided tours and planned skits and activities.
From the Boonies to Broadway: JSU Student Lands Internship in New York

JSU senior and Broadway baby Macon Prickett, who was raised on a farm in Alexandria, is a marketing intern on Broadway this summer at the Roundabout Theatre Company.
JSU Graduates Plow Their Way to Top Three in Outstanding Young Farm Families

Lance and Stephanie Miller, both Jacksonville State University graduates, have been selected as one of three finalists for the Outstanding Young Farm Families (OYFF) by ALFA Farmers Federation. Their historic family farm, which has 1,100-acres of cropland and four broiler poultry houses, began in 1851 in Blount County.
JSU Fishing Teams Reel in Tournament Awards

Recently, the Jacksonville State University Fishing Team was well represented at the Fishlife Collegiate Tournament at Neely Henry. The team of Madison Hayes and Hunter Hayes took first place, and the team of Drake Champion and Colter Turner came in sixth place. The JSU Fishing Team competed with fishing teams from universities and colleges across the state.
Campus Welcomes John M. Beehler as 12th President

John M. Beehler assumed the helm today as 12th president of Jacksonville State University. He succeeds William A. Meehan, who retired June 30 after serving as the university's top administrator for 16 years.
University Will Be Closed Friday, July 3 for Independence Day

Jacksonville State University will be closed on Friday, July 3 in observance of Independence Day. Have a safe and happy Fourth!
Banner Finance Training Opportunities to be Offered July 2 & 8

Banner Finance Training Opportunities will be offered July 2 and 8. To register or for more information, please contact Jennifer Evans at or 256-782-5002.
2015 CORE Academy Proves to be the Best Yet

The annual CORE Academy was held June 2-4, 2015 on the campus of Jacksonville State University. The theme this year was “Flipping the Academy.” JSU faculty and staff, along with local superintendents, principals, and educators shared their unique and innovative ideas for using technology while flipping their classrooms.
Faculty Senate Elects New Officers and Sets Dates for Next Year

The Jacksonville State University Faculty Senate recently met to elect new officers and set meeting dates for the next year.
Temporary Power Outage Scheduled for Pete Mathews Coliseum on June 27

There will be a temporary scheduled power outage at the Pete Mathews Coliseum on Saturday, June 27 beginning at 7 a.m. This scheduled outage will be necessary to make repairs.
JSU Forensics Provides Leadership Training to Outstanding Etowah Teens

Last week, 22 rising high school seniors were awarded college credit by JSU for their participation in the annual Etowah County Sheriff’s Office Student Leadership Academy.
Jacksonville Community Garden is Ripe for Volunteers

It’s that time of year again! The Jacksonville Community Garden is growing ripe and volunteers are welcome. If you would like to contribute to this community effort through a donation of your time, please email Dr. Akpan at or Dr. Beard at, or call 256-782-5833.
Here are the Beatlads-- Beatles Tribute Band Returns to Campus June 26

The JSU Offices of Counseling and Disability Support Services will sponsor a free concert featuring the Birmingham Beatles tribute band at the JSU Amphitheater on Friday, June 26. The event gets underway at 7 p.m. and the public is invited.
JSU Goes “Wild”

A long journey, coupled with extreme fatigue, a lack of money and a constant desire for food – sounds like the life of a typical college student, right? Well, it also speaks to the tremendous journey undertaken by author Cheryl Strayed as she hiked the Pacific Crest Trail, as told in her novel, “Wild,” the 2015 Summer Read selection at Jacksonville State University.
Telephone Lines Down for Repair Monday Night

Campus telephone lines will be down for repair Monday, June 22, beginning at 4:30 p.m.
JSU Television Services Receives Prestigious Recognition

Jacksonville State University’s Television Services Department has been recognized for its production and broadcast quality on the Ohio Valley Digital Network for the 2014-15 year. TV Services received the Overall Award of Excellence in Professional Production as part of the inaugural Ohio Valley Conference (OVC) Program of Excellence at the OVC spring meeting in Nashville, TN.
Portion of Trustee Circle Will Be Closed Friday Morning, June 19

On Friday morning, June 19, Trustee Circle will be closed from Fitzpatrick Hall to Bibb Graves. The contractor renovating Hammond Hall will have a crane on campus to remove some equipment from the building. The crane is scheduled to arrive at 8 a.m. and will take a couple of hours to move the equipment. The road will be reopened as soon as it is cleared.
From Junk, Beauty- The Story of Thrift Store Symphony

Ever since they were young, Michael and Andrew Panik have loved a few things: thrift store shopping, music, and Ms. Deanie Purkey. Now, they are taking those loves and channeling them into a creative outlet, a Thrift Store Symphony.
JSU Housekeeper Opens Heart and Home to Foster Children

Housekeeper Pam Richey spends her days making the buildings she cleans on campus feel like home. After hours, she opens up her own house to foster kids.
Long Distance Phone Service Restored

Long distance telephone service has been restored on campus following a brief outage.
Kevin McFry Named JSU Controller

Assistant controller Kevin McFry, who has been at JSU since 1998, will assume the role of controller following Allyson Barker, who was promoted to vice president of administrative and business affairs.
Annual Parking Lot Striping Begins June 11

The annual striping of campus parking lots will begin Thursday, June 11, and will continue for up to two weeks.
Flutist Olivia Brown Wins National Honor

Olivia Brown, who just graduated from JSU in May, is already making a name for herself in the world of music. She won first place in the Orchestral Winds Division of the Federation of Music Clubs Collegiate Solo Competition.
Three Offices Closed for Staff Development on June 5

The Registrar's Office, Career Services, and the Office of Communications and Marketing will be closed on Friday, June 5.
Limelight: Reaccredited Drama Program Draws Students to JSU

Students like Dillion Everett of Fairhope come to JSU to study in one of the state's only accredited drama programs.
Three Educators Inducted into the 2015 Teacher Hall of Fame

The 2015 inductees into the Teacher Hall of Fame were honored in the Teacher Hall of Fame Awards Banquet in May.
Gov. Bentley Appoints Tony Ingram to JSU Board of Trustees

The Alabama Senate has confirmed Gov. Robert Bentley’s appointment of Tony Ingram to the Board of Trustees, effective immediately. The JSU alumnus is the first out-of-state, at-large member of the board.
Annual IMPACTSEED Program to Take Place June 8-10 in Martin Hall

The annual IMPACTSEED program will be held in Room 105 of Martin Hall from June 8-19, 2015. A demonstration will begin on June 8 at 10:00 in Rm. 130 of Martin Hall. For more information about this event, please contact Dr. Noureddine Bekhouche at
Second Annual Bluegrass on the Rim Returns to Little River Canyon Center June 13

Steal away to the Little River Canyon Center in Fort Payne on Saturday, June 13 for a little music under the stars as the Canyon Concert Series returns for its second year. This year’s Bluegrass on the Rim features Foggy Hollow Review, Valley Road, Bent Creek, Kelli Johnson and Jason Bailey, and Barbwire Bluegrass.
Banner Finance Training Opportunities to be Offered June 4 & 10

The Office of the Controller and Office of Procurement and Fixed Assets will offer Banner Finance Workshops on June 4 & 10. To register or for more information, please contact Jennifer Evans at or 782-5002.
Jazz Ensemble Wins Downbeat Award

JSU Jazz Ensemble I is featured in this month’s edition of the international magazine, "Downbeat," as the winners of the Downbeat Magazine Award. The award is essentially the college or university equivalent of winning a Grammy.
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.

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