Argentine Pianist Julio Caesar Barreto to Perform at JSU Sept. 2
The JSU Jazz Ensemble I and some of JSU’s Jazz faculty will perform with pianist Julio Caesar Barreto from Argentina on Friday, Sept. 2 in the Mason Hall Performance Center. The free, public concert begins at 7:30 p.m.
New Practice Field Planned for Our Marching Southerners
In honor of its 60th anniversary, JSU is gifting its beloved Marching Southerners band program with its first practice field.
Third Annual Dog Daze at the Canyon Center Slated for August 27
Want to get back to nature with man's best friend? Check out the Third Annual Dog Daze: A furry fest for dogs and their humans at JSU's Little River Canyon Center in Fort Payne on Saturday, Aug. 27 from 11:00 a.m. - 2:00 p.m.
Preschool Openings at JSU Child Study Center
The Dr. Cynthia H. Harper Child Study Center at JSU has a few remaining slots available for its 2016-17 preschool year beginning Tuesday, Aug. 23.
Anna Fang Named August Employee of the Month
Anna Fang, program coordinator in the Small Business Development Center, has been named JSU's Employee of the Month for August.
Building Back Baton Rouge: One Supply at a Time
JSU is collecting school supplies for Louisiana flood victims, to be donated when the Gamecock football team travels to Baton Rogue to face off against LSU on Sept. 10.
Calhoun County Civic Chorale Open to New Members
The Calhoun County Civic Choral will begin its fall season on Monday, August 29, 2016 at 7:15 p.m., in the Performance Center of Mason Hall at Jacksonville State University. This first rehearsal is a “New Member Open House,” where interested singers may come and check out the Chorale without further obligation.
Students Invited to Welcome Week 2016
The SGA has planned a week of activities to welcome students, new and returning, to campus for the 2016-17 school year.
Meet the Finalists for Director of Student Financial Services
Finalists for the position of Director of Student Financial Services will be on campus August 10, 11 and 15, 2016. The campus community is invited to meet the candidates during open forums on these dates.
Meet the Candidates at Public Forum on August 9
Not sure who to vote for in Jacksonville’s upcoming city elections? Mark your calendar for the JSU Candidate Forum on August 9, 7 p.m., at Ernest Stone Performing Arts Center. City council and school board candidates will be present.
President's Office Welcomes New Staff
The JSU Office of the President welcomes two new administrative support personnel: Dorothy G. Quarles and Catherine H. Chappell.
JSU Mourns the Loss of Board Chair and University Alumnus Jim Bennett
JSU is mourning the loss of Jim Bennett, chair of its Board of Trustees and a 1962 alumnus, who passed on Aug. 17 after 31 years of service to the university.
JSU Biologist Receives Grant to Study Invasive Florida Snail
JSU biologist Lori Tolley-Jordan has been awarded a $25,000 grant from the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service to study an invasive snail species in Florida waters.
Spirit on Mountain Street Set for Aug. 25
The City of Jacksonville and Jacksonville State University are excited to present the 11th annual Spirit on Mountain Street festival on Thursday, August 25, at 6 p.m. outside the main entrance to the JSU Stadium.
Celebrate National Parks at Canyon Center on August 20
In honor of the 100th anniversary of the National Parks, the JSU Canyon Center is presenting a free music festival on Aug. 20, 6 p.m., at the Canyon Center in Fort Payne.
Eight JSU ZTA Members Awarded ZTA Foundation Scholarships in Arizona
At the national Zeta Tau Alpha Convention, held in Phoenix, Arizona, July 13-17, 2016, eight members of Zeta Psi Chapter of Zeta Tau Alpha at Jacksonville State University were awarded Zeta Tau Alpha Foundation academic scholarships for the upcoming 2016-2017 school year.
Dr. and Mrs. Tanveer Islam Become U.S. Citizens
Jacksonville State University is pleased to congratulate Dr. Tanveer Islam and his wife, Farzana Islam, both originally from Bangladesh, on becoming citizens of the United States of America on July 13, 2016 during an oath ceremony at the United States Citizenship and Immigration Services (USCIS) office in Atlanta.
Saluting Gamecock Olympians Past and Present as Rio Games Approach
With the torch scheduled to be lit in Brazil on August 5 for the launch of the 2016 Olympic Summer Games, we salute two Gamecocks who have taken part in the world's most prestigious sporting competition and wish the best of luck to one former JSU athlete who will be going for the gold in Rio this month.
Emergency Management Students Win International Award
The JSU chapter of the International Association of Emergency Managers (IAEM) has been named the Student Chapter of the Year for 2016. The organization is headed up by the following student leaders, who will be traveling to the IAEM conference in Savannah, Ga. this fall to receive the prestigious award.
UPD to Offer Campus Emergency Response Training August 10
Do you know what to do during the event of severe weather, a fire, or an active threat on campus? Join the University Police Department for emergency response training on August 10, 9 a.m. to 12 p.m. or 1-4 p.m.
Jurassic JSU: Paleontologist Creating Dino-sized Footprints
The biology department’s newest assistant professor, Dr. Michael Burns, is digging up some big things, literally! From Canada to Alabama, he puts the “dino” in dynamite!
In Pop Culture: "Cursed Child" Brings Back the Magic of Harry Potter
JSU students, who grew up on the Harry Potter series, celebrate the release of a new book adapted from a play about Harry's son.
History Professor Awarded JSU’s Third Fulbright for 2016
Distinguished Professor of History at Jacksonville State University, Dr. Russel Lemmons, has been named a Fulbright Scholar by the U.S. Department of State. He joins Guillermo Francia and Ellen Peck in becoming the third JSU faculty member awarded a Fulbright this year. It is one of the most prestigious honors one can achieve in academia.
JSU Announces President's, Deans' Lists for Spring 2016
Congratulations to the following Jacksonville State University students who were added to the President's and Deans' Lists for Spring 2016.
Gamecocks Give Back(packs)
The JSU football team and sisters of Alpha Omicron Pi sorority will be collecting backpacks and school supplies for Calhoun County Schools on Friday, July 29, from 11 a.m. to 3 p.m. in the Jacksonville Square.
Alabama Bat Blitz Comes to JSU July 24
JSU is going batty for bats! Learn more about these fascinating mammals at the Alabama Bat Blitz, which includes a one-day event at JSU's Theron Montgomery Building Auditorium on July 24.
Joseph Scott Morgan Forms Partnerships in the UK
Having already made a name for himself in the USA, Distinguished Scholar Joseph Scott Morgan crosses the pond to form partnerships in the UK.
In Pop Culture: Pokemon Go Takes Over Campus
For JSU students, Pokemon Go is nothing short of a nostalgic blast from the past. The campus is home to more than 20 Pokestops and Bibb Graves Hall is one of four Pokemon gyms in the area.
JSU Trustees Approve Tuition Increase Effective Spring 2017
At its quarterly meeting on July 18, the Jacksonville State University Board of Trustees approved a proposal to increase tuition 3 percent for both undergraduate and graduate students with a corresponding offsetting reduction in tuition for online courses, effective Spring 2017.
Stephenson Hall Closed Until July 18
Stephenson Hall lost power on the evening of July 14, due to a lightning strike that occurred during a passing storm. The building will be closed for repairs Friday, July 15. It is expected to resume normal operations on Monday, July 18.
Power Restored to Stephenson Hall
Power has been restored to Stephenson Hall. It will resume normal operating hours on Monday, July 18.
JSU to Present Third Annual Autism Conference on July 20
The JSU College of Education and Professional Studies will host the Third Annual Autism Conference on July 20, 2016 from 8:30 a.m. - 4 p.m. on the 11th floor of the Houston Cole Library. Alabama State Autism Coordinator Anna B. McConnell, LCSW, MPH, will be the guest speaker.
In Pop Culture: An American Hogwarts
You’re already a proud JSU Gamecock, and you probably know which house you’d be in at Hogwarts School of Witchcraft and Wizardry, but have you been sorted into your Ilvermorny house yet?
JSU Board of Trustees to Meet July 18
The Jacksonville State University Board of Trustees will hold their quarterly meeting on Monday, July 18 at 1 p.m. on the 11th floor of the Houston Cole Library.
JSU Professors Share Teaching Methods in Germany
Dr. Linda Johnston, a JSU alumna and adjunct in the Department of Curriculum and Instruction, recently conducted a seminar on exceptional learners and special education at Ludwigsburg University in Germany.
Banner Finance Training Opportunities to be Offered July 7 & 20
The Office of the Controller and Office of Procurement and Fixed Assets will offer Banner Finance workshops on July 7 & 20. To register or for more information, please contact Jennifer Evans at firstname.lastname@example.org or 256-782-5002.
JSU Print Shop Now Open to the Public
Are you in need of wedding announcements or birthday party invitations? Do you want to get a jump on the holiday season and have family Christmas cards printed featuring a fabulous vacation photo? Need to print posters advertising your church bake sale or get tickets printed for a school fundraiser? Look no further than the JSU Print Shop, which is now open to the public.
Joan Ingram Named Employee of the Month
Joan Ingram, lab coordinator in the Department of Biology, has been named JSU’s Employee of the Month for June 2016.
Accounting Students Prep Taxes for Low-Income Families
More than 620 Northeast Alabama families together secured $1 million in tax refunds while saving $250,000 in tax preparation fees thanks to just 14 accounting students at Jacksonville State.
University to Close July 4th for Independence Day
Jacksonville State University will be closed on Monday, July 4 for the Independence Day Holiday. The University will resume regular hours on Tuesday, July 5. Have a Safe and Happy Fourth!
JSU UPD Officer Receives Gold Medals and Second House Resolution
On Thursday, June 23, Jacksonville State University Police Officer Elizabeth Hill Morrow was honored for her professional and personal accomplishments at the 2015 United States Police and Fire Games in San Diego and the 2015 World Police and Fire Games in Fairfax, Va.
UPD and SGA Partner to Improve Student-Police Relations
The JSU Student Government Association and University Police Department are partnering to improve the relationship between students and campus police.
New Master of Science Program Now Accepting Applications for Fall 2016
The JSU College of Education and Professional Studies is pleased to announce a new Master of Science in Instructional Technology degree.
Remember Orlando: JSU to Host Memorial on June 22
JSU invites the community to Remember Orlando, a memorial in honor of the 49 people who lost their lives during the mass shooting on June 12 at Pulse in Orlando.
Miniature Masterpieces on Exhibit at Hammond Hall
From paintings to sculptures, art of all genres is on display at the 37th annual Mini-Works art show at Hammond Hall Gallery.
JSU Veteran Services to Close June 17 for Relocation
Jacksonville State University Veteran Services is relocating from Bibb Graves Hall Room 101 to Daugette Hall Room 103 (end of building near Jack Hopper) on Friday, June 17. To accommodate the move, the office will be closed that day, and will re-open for business on Monday, June 20.
Drama Presents Summer Show for Kids
JSU Drama will present a summer children's show, "On Your Mark, Get Set, Read!" by Walt McGough, on June 16-17.
JSU IT Hosts Peers for Higher Ed Security Meeting
The JSU Division of Information Technology recently hosted the Higher Education Security Round Table, bringing to campus the top information security professionals from institutions of higher education from throughout the Southeast.
Drama Professor Awarded JSU’s Second Fulbright for 2016
Theatre historian Ellen Peck, an assistant professor of drama at Jacksonville State University, has been named a Fulbright Scholar by the U.S. Department of State. She joins Guillermo Francia in becoming the second JSU faculty member awarded a Fulbright this year. It is one of the most prestigious honors one can achieve in academia.
JSU to Host Cybersecurity Training for Teachers
School is out for summer, but some area teachers will be heading back to class on July 11-15 to take part in the Summer Cybersecurity Training Camp for middle and high school teachers at Jacksonville State University.