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.
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 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.
Patriotic Postman Delivers Mail and History Lessons to JSU
JSU mail carrier Peter Leavitt enjoys honoring patriotic holidays, including Flag Day, when he's not delivering the campus post.
JSU College of Nursing Receives $38K Pediatric Grant
The JSU College of Nursing has been awarded a $38K grant by the Stringfellow Health Fund of the Community Foundation of Northeast Alabama. The funds will be used to purchase a pediatric simulator for the university’s new Simulation Center.
JSU and RMC Partnership to Address National Nursing Initiative
Northeast Alabama Regional Medical Center hopes 80 percent of its registered nurses will have a Bachelor of Science in Nursing (BSN) by the year 2020. Now, thanks to a new partnership with Jacksonville State University, that goal just became more attainable.
JSU Approved to Offer Doctorate in Nursing
This degree option will allow students to seamlessly progress from the Bachelor of Science in Nursing (BSN) degree to the DNP. Students may obtain the DNP through several different pathways: the Family Nurse Practitioner, Adult Gerontological Acute Care Nurse Practitioner, and the post-Master's degree option.
Campus Reminded to Be Alert to Phishing Attempts
The JSU IT division has noticed a large increase in the number of phishing attempts and “spoofed” email accounts recently. JSU employees and students should be vigilant when managing their email accounts and not give out passwords/usernames, click on any suspicious email link and should carefully review the “From” field in the email to make sure it is an email address you recognize as legitimate.
JSU Takes Proactive Stance on Sexual Violence with Common Reading Selection
One in five women and one in 16 men are sexually assaulted in college, according to the National Sexual Violence Resource Center. More than 90 percent of campus sexual assault victims do not report the crime. Jacksonville State University has decided to address this issue head-on through its common reading selection, “Missoula: Rape and the Justice System in a College Town.”
TV Services Brings Home Top Honors
JSU Television Services has been honored with two Telly Awards and an Ohio Valley Conference Program of Excellence Award.
JSU’s Fourth Annual CORE Academy Goes National
More than 400 educators from across the US are converging on Jacksonville this week for the fourth annual CORE Academy hosted by JSU on June 7-9, 2016.
Todd Wilson Named Employee of the Month
Todd Wilson, an academic support coordinator at the Academic Center for Excellence (ACE), has been named JSU’s Employee of the Month for May 2016.
JSU Professor and Students Help Feed the Area Hungry
On the last Friday of each month, JSU faculty and students distribute food to the needy through the Community Food Bank of Central Alabama.
Here are the Beatlads-- Beatles Tribute Band Returns to Campus June 10
There's no road too long or winding for the Beatlads. On Friday, June 10, their road will lead them back to the Jacksonville State University campus for an evening of making music under the stars.
Department of Family and Consumer Sciences Receives Reaccreditation Through 2023
The Jacksonville State University Department of Family and Consumer Sciences has been reaccredited through Spring 2023 by the Council for Accreditation of the American Association of Family and Consumer Sciences.
First Gamecock in the NBA Returns for Degree
Walker Russell, the first Gamecock Basketball star to play in the NBA, returns to campus for his degree 10 years after going pro.
Canyon Center to Host "Bluegrass on the Rim" on June 11
Little River Canyon Center (LRCC) is pleased to announce its third annual “Bluegrass on the Rim” music festival to benefit environmental education on June 11, 5-10 p.m., in Fort Payne, Ala. Tickets are $12 per person prior to the festival and $20 at the door. JSU student tickets are $5 in advance. Children 12 and under, accompanied by an adult, are free.
JSU to Offer Monthly Economic Update for Northeast Alabama
The JSU Center for Economic Development and Business Research is now offering a monthly “Economic Update” to provide Northeast Alabama in-depth economic analysis over a 10-county region.
CORE Scholars to be on Campus for Workshops during June and July
Jacksonville State University's CORE Scholars Dual Enrollment program will be hosting student workshops on campus in June and July this summer.
Miss JSU Madelynn Barker Reaches Out to Area Girls
While Miss JSU Madelynn Barker is busy getting ready for the Miss Alabama pageant next month, she is still taking time to actively serve her community by sharing lessons in self-worth with area girls.
Memorial Service Planned for Former Child Study Center Director Paula Napoli
Paula Napoli, former Director of JSU’s Harper Child Study Center, passed away on May 25, 2016 after a brief illness. She served as Director of the Child Development Program from 2000 to 2012.
Have an EPIC Summer!
Looking for some great outdoor activities to do with the kids this summer while they are out of school? Or would you, perhaps, like to learn a new hobby, such as pottery making or preparing herbal remedies? Then get ready to have an EPIC summer with JSU!
Campus to Observe Memorial Day
The JSU campus will be closed in observance of Memorial Day on May 30, 2016.
JSU Honors Students Enjoy the Magic of Honors in Orlando
JSU’s Honors Program was well represented at the Southern Regional Honors Conference in Orlando, Fla. March 30 – April 2. Five students were selected to present at the conference based on their abstracts.
Something Old, Something New, Something Borrowed and Something JSU!
In addition to serving as home to the JSU Alumni House, the university's antebellum Alumni House is also the site of Gamecock weddings and special events.
JSU Professor Awarded Prestigious Fulbright Award
Guillermo Francia, a Jacksonville State University computer science professor, has been named a Fulbright Scholar by the US Department of State. It is one of the most prestigious honors one can achieve in academia.