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Students, Don't Forget to Register for Your Fall Meal Plan Before August 26

Students who are living on campus in Crow, Curtiss, Daugette, Dixon, Fitzpatrick, Logan, Patterson, Sparkman or Stadium Tower need to choose a fall resident dining meal plan before August 26.

 
University Approves Application Fee Waiver for Eligible Applicants

The University has approved an application fee waiver opportunity for freshmen applicants to JSU who meet JSU’s admission requirements effective with applications beginning Fall 2015.
 
Annual Spirit on Mountain Street Festival Returns to Campus August 23

Bring your appetite and your school spirit to JSU Stadium on Saturday, August 23, for "Spirit on Mountain Street," a day of food and fandom benefiting a great cause. This year, the festival incorporates JSU Fan Day, Taste of the Town and a Glow Dash sponsored by JSU Student Life.
 
Stephenson Hall Releases Fall 2014 Recreational Sports and Fitness Schedule

Stephenson Hall Fitness Class Schedule
 
Sarah Cusimano Miles to Deliver Art Lecture at the Alabama Center for the Arts

Sarah Cusimano Miles will give an art lecture on August 21, 2014 at the Alabama Center for the Arts.
 
Andrew Higgins is JSU's Employee of the Month for August 2014

Congratulations to Andrew Higgins, Jacksonville State University's Employee of the Month for August 2014. Higgins' title is Information Technology Support Specialist. He has been an employee with Jacksonville State University since November 2012.
 
Coliseum Pool Closed Temporarily Due to Mechanical Malfunction

Due to a mechanical malfunction the pool in the Pete Mathews Coliseum is currently closed. We hope to have it ready for use on Monday, August 25. We apologize for the inconvenience.
 
Justice and Civil Rights Initiative to Sponsor Police and Citizens Relations Forum on August 25

Justice & Civil Rights Initiative President & Founder Ed Moore III will host an open forum on ways to develop healthy relationships between police officers and members of the community on August 25, 2014 at 6:15 P.M. The forum will take place inside the 11th floor conference center of the Houston Cole Library in Jacksonville.
 
Wednesday Workshop: Getting Back on Track

The JSU Office of Academic Advisement will be hosting a Wednesday Workshop on September 3, 2014 in Rm. 322 Martin Hall from 4:30 p.m. to 5:30 p.m. Admission is free.
 
JSU Sorority Sisters Give Firefighters Pandas, Donation

The 2014-2015 academic year at Jacksonville State University is starting on a positive note for at least one group of young women. The JSU students, members of Delta Epsilon Chapter of Alpha Omicron Pi (AOII) sorority, are already working, not in the classroom but in the community to honor a pledge they made to the Jacksonville Fire Department.
 
ROTC Invites Campus to Adventure Day on August 19

Hey, JSU, are you ready for adventure? Come join the Cadets and Cadre of Jacksonville State University's ROTC at Rowe Hall on Tuesday, August 19 from 11 a.m. - 1 p.m. for a fun filled day. Students will have the opportunity to rappel from our Rappel Tower, engage silhouettes with our paintball rifles, and dunk ROTC Staff in the dunk booth. In addition, we will provide students with pizza and drinks. It's all free!
 
JSU Cheerleaders, Cocky Get Nationals Bid, Win Honors at NCA College Camp

Congratulations to the Jacksonville State University Cheerleaders and Cocky, who recently received a silver bid to the National Cheerleading Association College nationals in Daytona Beach Florida in April 2015. The bid came while the squad was at the NCA college camp in Myrtle Beach, South Carolina last weekend.
 
T-Pain Concert, Spirit on Mountain Street Bookend 2014 Move-In, Welcome Week

With the return to class comes JSU Move-In and SGA Welcome Week, kicking off a semester full of great activities for students and the community alike.
 
$11.67 Million Federal Grant Could Enable JSU’s CORE Program to Go National

The grant is for a five-year period and includes a $1.2 million match requirement, which was quickly exceeded by roughly $700,000 due to some very enthusiastic national partners: the American Association of State Colleges and Universities (AASCU); the Council for Aid to Education; and the National Repository of Online Courses (NROC).
 
Dr. Bill Rankin to Address JSU Faculty on August 18

On Monday, August 18, 2014, Jacksonville State University will welcome Dr. Bill Rankin, who will speak to our faculty. Dr. Rankin's experience at Abilene Christian University, whose 1:1 technology initiative was the first in the nation, along with his distinguished career as a university professor, make him the ideal speaker to begin the first year of our Quality Enhancement Plan.
 
Water Service to West Side of Campus Interrupted Due to Ruptured Main

Due to a broken water main, the city has temporarily turned off water to the west side of campus. Thanks for your patience as the city makes the necessary repair.
 
JSU Student Life to Sponsor Glow Dash 5K for St. Jude Children's Research Hospital

The Jacksonville State University Office of Student Life is excited to announce the JSU GLOW DASH on August 23 beginning on Dillon Field at 7:30 p.m. This event is in collaboration with the Summer Reading Program 2014 Selection, John Green's The Fault in Our Stars, and all profit from the event will benefit St. Jude Children's Research Hospital.
 
JSU A Cappella Choir to Hold Yard Sale Fundraiser 



On August 23, 2014, the JSU’s A Cappella Choir will be hosting a yard sale in the IGA – Priceless Supermarket’s parking lot, located at 802 Pelham Road South in Jacksonville. The sale will begin at 8:00 a.m. and will end at 1:00 p.m.

 
JSU's First Graduation Fair Will Be August 26

Are you planning to graduate Fall 2014? Take the hassle out of the tassel by attending JSU's inaugural Graduation Fair on August 26.
 
JSU ROTC Offers Opportunity for Aspiring Leaders

The ROTC program, or Reserve Officers Training Corps, has been a part of JSU’s history since 1948. In that time, the ROTC program has helped build a countless number of leaders.
 
Little River Canyon Center Presents Dog Daze, a Furry Festival for Canines and Their Masters

It will be fine times for canines at Dog Daze, a furry festival for dogs and their masters at the Little River Canyon Center on August 30.
 
President's, Deans' Lists for Spring 2014 Announced

Jacksonville State University announces the following students were added to the President's and Deans' Lists for Spring 2014. 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 are named to the Deans' List.
 
Calhoun County Civic Chorale Seeks New Members as 2014 Fall Season Begins

The Calhoun County Civic Choral will begin its fall season on Monday, August 25, 2014 at 7:15 p.m., in the Performance Center of Mason Hall. The Chorale will begin rehearsing music for December 7th Winter Concert of J. S. Bach’s Cantata 140 Sleepers Awake” and the Vivaldi Gloria. The concert will be held at the Church of St. Michael and All Angels in Anniston.
 
Sigma Nu to Present Hotrods for Heroes to Benefit Wounded Warrior Project

The Sigma Nu Fraternity will present Hotrods for Heroes, a car show to benefit the Wounded Warrior Project, on Saturday October 11 from 11 a.m. - 2 p.m. at the Jacksonville State University Alumni House on the JSU campus, 700 Pelham Road North in Jacksonville. This public event will feature live entertainment and raffles.
 
Brett Johnson Elected Chair of Statewide SGA Presidents' Council

Jacksonville State University Student Government Association President Brett Allen Johnson was elected on August 4 to serve as the 2014-2015 Chairperson of the University Student Presidents’ Council.
 
August 26 is Last Day to Make or Arrange Payment for Fall Tuition

The second and final due date for fall payment will be August 26, 2014. All students should have their account paid in full, be enrolled in a payment plan, or have enough financial aid applied to their accounts by close of business on this date in order to avoid having classes cancelled.
 
Guided Archaeology Tour of Calhoun, St. Clair Counties Will Be August 16

Come along with JSU’s Dr. Harry Holstein for a guided archaeology tour of various sites throughout Calhoun and St. Clair counties. We will visit Janney Iron Furnace, a 19th century battlefield and river locks, a prehistoric Indian village, and much more.
 
Bishop Spencer to Speak at Summer Commencement

Jacksonville State University announces Summer 2014 Graduation, which will be on Friday, August 8 at 7:30 p.m. at JSU Stadium.
 
Zeta Tau Alpha Sorority at JSU Wins Top Awards

On June 25-29, 2014, Zeta Tau Alpha sorority held its biennial National ZTA Convention in Los Angeles, CA. JSU delegates Meg Nevels, President; Elizabeth Spoon, Treasurer; and Sydney Jones, Historian, were honored to receive awards on behalf of their chapter.
 
Banner Finance Training Opportunities to be Offered on August 7 & 12

The Office of Controller and Office of Purchasing will offer two Banner Finance Training opportunities during the month of August.
 
University Mourns Loss of Learning Skills Instructor John Brown

Mr. John M. Brown, Instructor in the Department of Learning Skills (Learning Services), passed away at Northeast Alabama Regional Medical Center in Anniston on Tuesday, July 29, 2014. Mr. Brown had been an employee at Jacksonville State University for 27 years.
 
Dr. Larry Beard Receives Prestigious Award from the Alabama Council for Exceptional Children

In a recent ceremony held in Mobile, AL., the Alabama Council for Exceptional Children awarded their prestigious Jasper Harvey Award for Outstanding Special Education Teacher Educator of the Year to Dr. Larry Beard from the Jacksonville State University Department of Curriculum and Instruction.
 
JSU Emergency Management Students Create Hurricane Evacuation PSA

Vacationers in the Florida Panhandle this summer, especially those visiting the Pensacola area, could see a public service announcement created by students in JSU’s Emergency Management program.
 
Get Your Student Refund Faster With Electronic Direct Deposit

JSU now offers Electronic Direct Deposit (EDD) of student account refunds. If you have a checking or savings account YOU ARE ELIGIBLE!
 
How to Purchase Books and Supplies Using Student Financial Aid

Go directly to the JSU Campus Bookstore to purchase books and supplies using Student Financial Aid.
 
Fall 2014 Payment Due Date is August 1

Fall 2014 payment due date will be August 1, 2014. To avoid having Fall 2014 classes and housing assignment cancelled, students must pay their account balance in full, be enrolled in the payment plan, or have enough financial aid applied to their account by close of business on Friday, August 1, 2014.
 
Campus Child Study Center Accepting Applications for 2014-2015

The Child Study Center is accepting applications for three- and four-year-olds for the 2014-2015 year. This is a half day program.
 
Highlights from the July 21 Board of Trustees Meeting

The Jacksonville State University Board of Trustees met on Monday, July 21, at 10 a.m. on the eleventh floor of the Houston Cole Library. Among business the board approved three resolutions and adopted the University's 2014-2015 Interim Operations Budget.
 
T-Pain Will Headline August 16 Back-to-Campus Concert at JSU

Come back to campus with T-Pain! Jacksonville State University's Office of Housing and Residence Life presents T-Pain in Concert along with Matt Carroll and the Browncoats on Saturday, August 16 at Dillon Field, adjacent to JSU's Stadium Tower.
 
Linda Mize is JSU Employee of the Month for July 2014

Congratulations to Ms. Linda Mize, JSU's Employee of the Month for July 2014. Ms. Mize is a Housekeeper, Building Services.
 
A Cappella Choir Members to Perform at Carnegie Hall, NYC

Members of the Jacksonville State University’s A Cappella Choir will be performing at Carnegie Hall in New York City on March 22, 2015.
 
JSU Drama Announces 2014-2015 Season

JSU Drama announces their 2014-2015 Season of Plays.
 
JSU President Dr. William A. Meehan Announces Plans to Retire in July 2015

After 16 years at the helm of Jacksonville State University, Dr. William A. Meehan is retiring effective July 1, 2015.
 
Trustees Approve Increased Insurance Cost for JSU Employees

Today, the Jacksonville State University Board of Trustees voted to pass Resolution 561 authorizing an increase in the payroll deduction for each full-time, active university employee.
 
Gloria Horton Receives Advancement of Alabama Literacy Award at Gulf Coast Conference

Gloria Horton, a longtime instructor in Jacksonville State University's English Department, was presented with the Advancement of Alabama Literacy Award at the Gulf Coast Conference on the Teaching of Writing held in Destin, Florida, June 30-July 2.
 
Shelter Etowah Mobile App Wins Award From IAEM

A mobile app that helps residents find shelter in severe weather has earned recognition for the Jacksonville State University Department of Emergency Management and the Etowah County EMA.
 
JSU SGA Officers to Attend National Student Government Training Conference July 17-20

The JSU Student Government Association will send representatives to this summer’s National Student Government Training Conference in Orlando on July 17-20.
 
Outgoing International House Director Dr. John Ketterer Reflects

Since he became director of the James and Myra Hume Jones International House Program at Jacksonville State University fourteen years ago, Dr. John J. Ketterer has spent 5,110 days on the job, has seen at least three classes of college students through their entire college careers, and has directly impacted the lives of at least five hundred students. But, as he planned for his retirement on July 1, these staggering numbers represent only a portion of what he has accomplished during his career, and only hint at what is yet to come as he begins the next chapter of his life.
 
MFA Thesis Show Opens at Anders Roundhouse July 10

The Department of Art at Jacksonville State University announces the opening of the thesis exhibition for Susan Robertson, a candidate for the Masters in Fine Art in Visual Communication Design. Robertson's Design Investigation Method thesis exhibition is located in the gallery of the Anders Roundhouse on the JSU campus and runs from July 7–July 18. There will be a public reception and brief presentation on Thursday, July 10, from 5 to 7 p.m.
 
JSU Alumnus Wears Many Hats, Including "Peach Man"

Many know him as “the Peach Man,” as that is the name he’s been given by those who stop by his truck on a sweltering summer day in Jacksonville to purchase mouthwatering Chilton County peaches. However, Glen Graham has worn a number of hats throughout his lifetime, including a graduation cap from Jacksonville State University.
 

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