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Governor Bentley Supports Possible JSU Canyon Center Expansion

Gov. Robert Bentley has awarded JSU a $52,500 grant to study the feasibility of expanding the university’s Little River Canyon Center in Fort Payne in hopes of increasing tourism and educational opportunities in northeast Alabama.

 
Zeta Tau Alpha Wins National Award

JSU's own Zeta Tau Alpha was recently recognized as one of the top chapters in the US at its biennial conference.
 
Chemistry Program Now Offering National Certification

The JSU chemistry program has gained the seal of approval from the American Chemical Society.
 
Of Wonderland, Tempests, Life and Liberty: JSU Drama's 2016-2017 Season

Jacksonville State University’s Drama Department is gearing up for another exciting season in Carlton Ward Theater. From classic Shakespeare to a children’s play and an original work, the department hopes to showcase its students’ range of talent and entertain a variety of audiences.
 
Lisa Gowens Named JSU Employee of the Month

Lisa Gowens, a technical services assistant in the Houston Cole Library, has been named JSU’s Employee of the Month for September.
 
Pottery Show to Spotlight Historic Cleburne County

The third annual Cleburne County Pottery Show will be held on Sept. 24, 10 a.m. to 2 p.m., at JSU's Cleburne County Mountain Center located two miles north of Heflin off Highway 78. Admission is free and open to the public.
 
Internet Outage Scheduled for Sept. 22

Network upgrades will result in a short internet outage on campus Thursday, Sept. 22, from 5:30-7:30 p.m.
 
Digital Exhibit on JSU’s Little River Canyon Center Goes Worldwide on Google Culture Institute

A new online experience by Google, the Little River Canyon National Preserve, the Jacksonville State University Canyon Center and some of the most loved natural history institutions in the world, allows people to browse through the most spectacular collection of natural history available in one place.
 
Tuesday Talks Slated for September 27

The Department of Academic Advisement will begin Tuesday Talks at the Houston Cole Library in room number 1103-A on Tuesday, September 27 from 5:00-7:00 p.m. Admission is free.
 
Applied Engineering Hosts Career Panel on September 22

The Department of Applied Engineering will host the Applied Engineering Career Panel on September 22 from 4:30–6:00 p.m. in room 355 of Ayers Hall. Admission is free, and all students are welcome to attend the event.
 
American Democracy Project Presents “Founding Fathers” on September 19

Come celebrate Constitution Day on Monday, September 19 with a film screening of the History Channel documentary, “Founding Fathers” on the 11th floor of the Houston Cole Library. Show times will be at 12:30 p.m. and again at 4:30 p.m. Drop-ins are welcome. This event is free and sponsored by the American Democracy Project.
 
JSU Reverses Declining Trend in Enrollment

JSU's Fall 2016 enrollment has increased more than 5 percent over the previous fall semester.
 
"It's On Us" Week and Diversity Lecture Series to Begin

As part of the initiative to stop sexual assault the Jacksonville State University Student Government Association will join the nationwide campaign “It’s On Us” with a week of activities beginning September 12.
 
JSU’s GenCyber Camp Lauded by NSA Auditors

The National Security Agency (NSA) recently released their review of the Jacksonville State University’s inaugural GenCyber Cybersecurity Teachers’ Camp that was offered in July at JSU.
 
Network Upgrades Scheduled for Sept. 12; Could Impact Connectivity During Evening Hours

Due to continuing efforts to improve network availability and positively impact business continuity, the Department of Information Technology is installing a secondary core router. As a result of this upgrade, there will be a brief network outage occurring Sept. 12, 2016 at 7:30 p.m.
 
Renita Taylor Thompson Named JSU's New Director of Student Financial Services

Prior to accepting her new role at JSU, Thompson held the position of senior financial aid analyst at Florida State College at Jacksonville, where she was responsible for supervising and managing several programs and functions within financial aid for all six college satellite sites. She oversaw millions in resources from federal, state and institutional programs.
 
JSU Associate Professor to Perform Musical to Support Genesis Scholarship

Jacksonville State University associate professor Dr. James Woodward will release and perform his second children’s book, “Sophia and Her Ghost Friend,” at the Genesis Concert on Sept. 18 at Mason Hall Performance Center.
 
Learn About Library Services and Root for the Gamecocks at the First Club Cocky Tailgate Open House

It’s fall semester, which means it’s time for the campus community-- especially our freshmen-- to get acquainted with the JSU campus and celebrate Gamecock Game Days at the first Club Cocky Tailgate Open House at the Houston Cole Library
 
JSU Community Grieves Loss of Marching Ballerina Katie Beth Carter

Jacksonville State University, the Marching Southerners and Ballerinas are mourning the loss of one of their own today. First year student Katie Beth Carter, 18, from Ringgold, Ga., passed away following a vehicle accident on Sept. 5 as she was returning from spending Labor Day weekend with her family.
 
Veteran Services to Host DAV Mobile Service Office on Sept. 7

JSU's Office of Veteran Services will be hosting the Disabled American Veterans' (DAV) Mobile Service Office (MSO) on Wednesday, September 7, from 9:00 a.m. until 3:00 p.m., next to the Veterans Center in Daughette Hall.
 
University to Close September 5 for Labor Day

Jacksonville State University will be closed Monday, Sept. 5 in observance of Labor Day. Have a safe and restful holiday weekend!
 
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.
 

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