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JSU Counselor Receives Statewide Award

Len McCauley, a counselor for JSU Counseling Services, has been named the 2017 recipient of the Hal Davidson Award by the Alabama chapter of the Employee Assistance Professionals Association.

 
Chief Ladiga Trail Summit on Tuesday

Come learn about new developments and improvements on the Chief Ladiga Trail at a trail summit on Tuesday, May 23, at 5 p.m. on the 11th floor of the Houston Cole Library.
 
Sarah Cusimano Miles Named President of Faculty Senate

Sarah Cusimano Miles, assistant professor of photography, has been named president of the JSU Faculty Senate for the 2017-18 school year.
 
Unmask the Magic of “The Phantom of the Opera” June 9-18

He’s here…the Phantom of the Opera, that is! The Jacksonville Opera Theatre (JOT) proudly presents “The Phantom of the Opera” June 9-18, at the Oxford Performing Arts Center.
 
Summer Camps for Kids

JSU is hosting numerous summer camps for area children this summer.
 
JAMfest: Call for Vendors

JSU is launching a new tradition, the Jacksonville Arts and Music Festival or JAMFEST, to showcase campus and local art and culture. Mark your calendar for Saturday, May 20.
 
JSU Presents Annual Faculty Awards

On May 9, JSU held its annual faculty awards program, which seeks to recognize faculty achievements, years of service, and retirements.
 
JAMfest Lineup Announced

Enjoy live music, arts and crafts, food vendors and family activities at the Jacksonville Arts and Music Festival on May 20.
 
Faculty Spotlight: Dr. Teresa Reed

Dr. Teresa Reed has a unique ability to make the reading selections in her English courses relate to real life.
 
Coach Jana McGinnis Makes OVC History

Softball Coach Jana McGinnis made history on May 8 when she was named Coach of the Year by the Ohio Valley Conference for an unprecedented sixth time.
 
JSU to Shine Light on Mental Health at Conference on May 19

JSU Counseling and Disability Support Services will host the “Out of the Shadows Summit,” a one-day mental health conference, on May 19.
 
Scheduled Power Outage Friday Afternoon

A scheduled power outage is planned for this afternoon, May 5, starting at 2:20 p.m., to repair a bad voltage regulator at the university's substation.
 
Power Disruptions on Campus

Capital Planning and Facilities is working to address a bad voltage regulator in the university's substation.
 
Celebrate Jewish American Heritage Month at Lunch and Learn

In observance of Jewish American Heritage Month, the JSU Diversity and Inclusion Committee presents "Diversity, Multicultural Education, and Jewish Inclusion," a lunch and learn lecture, on May 19, 11:30 a.m. until 1 p.m., in Ayers Hall, Room 355.
 
JSU Greek Life Ends Outstanding Academic Semester

The fraternity and sorority community at JSU had an outstanding semester in academics this past spring. Fraternities and sororities maintained a 3.06 average GPA, which is significantly higher than the undergraduate student average of 2.67.
 
Faculty Spotlight: Laura Barrow

Laura Barrow, JSU nursing instructor, specializes in nursing culture and faculty/student interaction.
 
Honor Asian/Pacific American Month at Brown Bag Lunch

In celebration of Asian/Pacific American Heritage Month, mark your calendar for a "brown bag" lunch discussion focused on the experiences of Asian/Pacific students, faculty and staff on May 10.
 
Board of Trustees Meeting Recap

The quarterly meeting of the Jacksonville State Board of Trustees was held on May 1 at Renaissance Ross Bridge Resort in Hoover, following a weekend board retreat.
 
Marching Ballerina “Boot Camp” Registration Kicks Off May 1

Registration for the Marching Ballerina “Boot Camp” kicks off on May 1. This is a fun, half-day class for all school ages. Participants will learn dances from Marching Ballerinas and have the opportunity to perform for friends and family.
 
Jacksonville State University Announces 2017 Spring Commencement

Plans are set for Jacksonville State University's Spring 2017 graduation, which will be held April 28, 2017 at Pete Mathews Coliseum.
 
Anonymous Threat Made on JSU Graduation Ceremonies

​JSU authorities have received an anonymous communication from an individual threatening to disrupt graduation ceremonies on Friday, April 28.
 
JSU Coordinator Lands Grant for Teachers to Attend CORE

Weaver Elementary School was recently awarded a $750 grant from M&H Valve, part of the McWane Foundation, to send 10 teachers to CORE Academy as a collaborative effort between Jennifer McCullars, JSU CORE conference coordinator in the Institute for Innovation, and Summer Davis, principal at Weaver Elementary School.
 
JSU Professor Appointed to State Reading Committee

Dr. Janet Bavonese, assistant professor of elementary and reading education and department head for the Department of Curriculum and Instruction, was appointed as co-chair of the Alabama State Department of Education Strategic Planning Committee on Reading by the State Superintendent of Education.
 
Annual Marching Ballerina Fundraiser Showcase Kicks Off May 12

The JSU Marching Ballerinas will host their 6th annual Marching Ballerina Fundraiser Showcase on Friday, May 12, at 7 p.m., in the Stone Center Auditorium. The minimum suggested donation is $5, and all donations are welcomed.
 
Student Gets Diploma for Birthday

For any college student, graduation day is among the biggest days of one’s life. But for Sydney Reed Jones, her college graduation will take place on her 22nd birthday, April 28, making it all the more special.
 
SBDC Client Named Small Business Person of the Year

A client of the JSU Small Business Development Center, Jodie Ray Stanfield, has been named the 2017 Alabama Small Business Person of the Year. Stanfield is owner of Local Joe’s Trading Post in Rainbow City.
 
International House Hosts Annual Awards Banquet

On April 14, 2017, the annual International House awards banquet, sponsored by the International Endowment Foundation, banquet was held in the Houston Cole Library.
 
Faculty Spotlight: Jan Gryko

Chemistry Professor Jan Gryko has the "solution" for making classes engaging.
 
JSU Calls for Applications for Second GenCyber Security Camp

Jacksonville State University is excited to announce that the second GenCyber camp will take place July 10-14 in Ayers Hall on the university’s campus. The week-long camp will provide cyber security training for 25 high school and middle school teachers in the fields of math, computer science, technology and social studies.
 
2017 Season Football Tickets Now on Sale

Season Tickets are now on sale for the 2017 Jacksonville State football season, one that will feature five home games and a nationally-televised opener in Montgomery.
 
Library Hosts Game Day on April 18

The Houston Cole Library invites students to relax and unwind during the week of finals with a board and card game day on April 18. This event will run from 1 p.m. until 10 p.m. on the 11th floor of the Houston Cole Library.
 
JSU Remembers the Holocaust on April 13

JSU will host its annual Holocaust Remembrance event on April 13, 7:30 p.m., in the Stone Performing Arts Center. This event is free and open to the public.
 
JSU Partners with 2GNO.ME to Innovate Teacher Professional Development

Jacksonville State University's Collaborative Regional Education (CORE) program and 2gno.me have partnered to bring a first-of-its-kind professional development program to K-12 administrators and teachers across the nation.
 
Annual Calhoun County Spring Shrimp Boil Heats Up on April 20

The 12th Annual Calhoun County Spring Shrimp Boil will be held at the JSU Alumni House pavilion on Thursday, April 20, 6–8pm.
 
Faculty Spotlight: David Thornton

Associate professor of computer science and gaming expert David Thornton helps students "level up" in class and in life.
 
Annual Education Fair Slated for April 13

The Department of Career Services and the School of Education will host the 5th annual Education Fair, a reverse career fair, on April 13, 8:30 a.m. until 4:00 p.m., at the Pete Mathews Coliseum.
 
JSU CORE Seeking Pilot Program Participants

JSU's Collaborative Regional Education (CORE) program and 2gno.me have partnered to bring a first-of-its-kind professional development platform to K-12 superintendents, principals and assistant principals nationwide.
 
Cockystock Brings Cool Vibes

The SGA invites campus to the fourth annual Cockystock music and arts festival on April 5.
 
Campus Closed on April 5 Due to Severe Weather Threat

SU will be closed on Wednesday, April 5, due to two rounds of severe weather that are forecast for our area.
 
There’s No Place Like Wonderland: “Dorothy Meets Alice”

JSU Drama will present "Dorothy Meets Alice," a fantastical trip through Wonderland and Oz, April 7-9.
 
University Monitoring Severe Storm System

Please stay weather aware. All students, faculty and staff are strongly encouraged to enroll in the university's Emergency Alert System.
 
Faculty Spotlight: Dr. Tina Deshotels

Dr. Tina Deshotels, professor and coordinator of the sociology program at JSU, feels responsible for helping her students grow into better people over the course of the semester.
 
JSU Art Department Hosts Exit Strategy Show on April 13

The JSU Art Department will host “Exit Strategy,” the Bachelor of Fine Arts and Bachelor of Arts senior capstone project art show, on Thursday, April 13. This event will take place 5-7 p.m. in Hammond Gallery. Admission is free.
 
Governor Appoints Rusty Fuller to Board of Trustees

The Alabama Senate has confirmed Gov. Robert Bentley’s appointment of Rusty Fuller to the Jacksonville State University Board of Trustees, effective immediately. He will represent Congressional District 6, filling a seat left vacant following the death of longtime trustee Jim Bennett in August.
 
Annual Jazz Festival Breaks it Down on March 31

The 6th Annual JSU Jazz Festival will be held on Friday, March 31, and will feature eight High School Bands, all 10 JSU Jazz groups, and Grammy-Award Winning Trumpeter Ashlin Parker. Parker will be performing with the Downbeat Award-Winning JSU Jazz Ensemble I at the noon concert.
 
Honors Program Collects Donations for 2nd Chance Throughout April

The JSU Honors Program students are currently hosting “Drive out Sexual Assault,” a collection drive for toiletries and other miscellaneous items to benefit 2nd Chance, Inc., a local center in Anniston for victims of sexual assault.
 
Fraternities and Sororities Recognized for Excellence

The JSU Dean of Students Office hosted the annual Greek Awards Program on March 12, recognizing outstanding chapters for excellence in academics, university/community relations, membership intake/new member programming, chapter management, financial management, and campus involvement.
 
Students Lead "Operation Beautiful" Campaign

The JSU Peer Educators and several other student organizations are participating in Operation Beautiful, a campaign to post anonymous notes of encouragement in public places to promote positive body images and combat negative self-talk.
 
Women of JSU Panel Discussion

JSU’s celebration of Women’s History Month, “Women of JSU: Past, President and Future,” continues on March 28 with a panel discussion featuring prominent JSU women at 2 p.m. on the 11th floor of the Houston Cole Library.
 
CED Helps Eighth Graders Plan for Future

Staff and interns from the JSU Center for Economic Development helped local 8th graders prepare for their future at the 2017 Worlds of Work expo held March 7-9 at the Oxford Civic Center.
 

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