Banner Finance Training Opportunities to be Offered December 1 & 13
The Office of the Controller and Office of Procurement and Fixed Assets will offer the following Banner Finance Workshops on December 1 and 13.
JSU in Lights and Offices Bright
The JSU campus is getting all decked out for the holiday season with a Christmas tree lighting and office decorating contest.
Lisa M. Williams Named Associate Vice Provost
Lisa M. Williams, formerly Associate Dean for the College of Arts and Humanities, has been named Associate Vice Provost. Ms. Williams, who initially began work at JSU as an Instructor of English, first gained administrative experience as Director of the Jacksonville State University Writing Project.
CKI Hosts Christmas Dance on Nov. 29 to Benefit RIF
JSU is the place to rock around the Christmas tree! On Nov. 29, Circle K International invites the public to a Christmas Dance benefiting Reading is Fundamental. Join us from 5-9 p.m. at the Jacksonville Community Center; admission is $2.
Deck the Halls with JSU
The garland and bows have been hung over the entrance of Bibb Graves Hall with care as students hustle and bustle to final exams. But among the chaos that can ensue for any university when closing for the holidays, Jacksonville State is taking time to live up to its motto of “Friendliest Campus in the South” and cordially invites the surrounding community to come join us in lighting up the holidays with goodwill.
University to Renovate Sparkman and Daugette Halls
During a special meeting on Nov. 19, the JSU Board of Trustees gave approval for the university administration to secure financing to renovate Sparkman and Daugette Halls.
University Closed Nov. 21-25 for Thanksgiving Break
Jacksonville State University will be closed Nov. 21-25, 2016 for Thanksgiving Break. Have a great holiday!
JSU Students Give Thanks
Before packing their bags and heading home for fall break, JSU students share what they are most grateful for this Thanksgiving.
Calhoun County Civic Chorale to Present Winter Concert on December 4
On Sunday, December 4, 2016, the Calhoun County Civic Chorale will present its Winter Concert at 3:00 p.m. at the Church of St. Michael and All Angels in Anniston. This concert is free and open to the public.
Hear Ye! Hear Ye! Ye Olde Annual Madrigal Dinner Shall Take Place on Dec. 2 & 3
On December 2 and 3, the Jacksonville State University Choral Activities will present their annual Renaissance Madrigal Dinner in the Leone Cole Auditorium at JSU.
Celebrating and Supporting Our Veterans
JSU and the City of Jacksonville are partnering again to present their second annual joint Veterans Day Ceremony on Nov. 10, 10 a.m., at Pete Mathews Coliseum. Following the ceremony, the university will host a ribbon cutting for its new Center of Excellence for Veteran Student Success at Daugette Hall.
"Pong to Pokémon Go" Lecture Slated for Nov. 16
The JSU Gaming Club & JSU History Club will present "Pong to Pokémon Go!: A History of Electronic Gaming” on November 16 at 6:00 p.m. on the 11th floor of the Houston Cole Library.
Charlotte Homesley Named Employee of the Month
Charlotte Homesley, assignments management coordinator for the Office of Housing Operations and Residence Life, has been named JSU Employee of the Month for October.
Spanish Film Club to Present Fourth Annual Film Festival
Celebrate cinema at JSU’s fourth annual Spanish and Latin American Film Festival, presented by the Spanish Film Club and Department of History and Foreign Languages on Mondays from Oct. 24 to Nov. 28, 5 p.m., in Wallace Hall’s Lela Sarrell Auditorium. Admission is free and open to the public.
Celebrating International Education Week
JSU will celebrate International Education Week on Nov. 14-18.
A Cappella Choir and Brass Choir to Present Winter Concert on Nov. 13
On Sunday, November 13, 2017, the Jacksonville State University A Cappella Choir and Brass Choir will present their winter concert at the Church of St. Michael and All Angels in Anniston, Ala., at 3:00 p.m. The ensembles will present music individually and then join forces to perform John Rutter’s “Gloria.”
Gospel Choir Hosts Fall Concert on Nov. 6
The JSU Gospel Choir will be presenting their fall concert on Sunday, November 6, 2016, at 6:00 p.m. in the Mason Hall Performance Center. Admission is free, and this event is open to the public.
Longleaf Studios Presents Open House Happy Hour on Nov. 9
Longleaf Studios presents the new experimental movie “Hotel Dallas” with directors Sherng-Lee Huang and Livia Ungur, as part of the South Arts Southern Circuit Tour of Independent Filmmakers and Longleaf Studios Open House Happy Hour at Longleaf Studios in Jacksonville, Ala. on November 9, 2016. Following a screening of the film, the filmmakers will engage the audience in a discussion about the film and their work.
“The Pirates of Penzance” Sets Sail This Weekend!
Jacksonville Opera Theatre presents Gilbert and Sullivan’s most famous musical “The Pirates of Penzance" at OPAC on November 4, 5 at 7:00 p.m. and also on November 6 at 2:30 p.m.
JSU Working to Conserve Water Due to Drought
As Calhoun County remains under exceptional drought conditions, Jacksonville State is honoring the City of Jacksonville’s water conservation guidelines regarding water usage.
JSU Rugby is Back!
Pull out your striped tube socks and dust off your cleats: JSU Rugby is back! Every match is free and open to the public.
Carve Up Some JSU Pumpkin Fun for Halloween
Forget Trick-or-Treat. This year the kids will scream "Fear the Beak!" when they come to your door on Halloween!
Celebrate Carter’s Bright Life at Glow Run
The JSU Department of Kinesiology will host the Kickin’ Katie 5K Glow Walk/Run on Nov. 10, 6:30-9:30 p.m., beginning at Dillon Field. The entry fee is $15 and all proceeds will benefit the Katie Beth Carter Scholarship Fund.
Go Backstage with Willy Shakespeare
In advance of JSU Drama's production of “The Tempest” this February, one theater professor is offering the community a crash course in understanding and enjoying the world’s most celebrated playwright: William Shakespeare.
2016 Alumni of the Year to be Honored at Homecoming
The JSU Alumni Association announces the 2016 Alumni Award recipients. These five outstanding members of the JSU family will be recognized during halftime at the JSU Homecoming game on Saturday, October 29, 2016.
JSU Drama to Open Curtain on 2016-17 Season
JSU Drama's first show of the season, "These Shining Lives," will take the stage Oct. 27-30.
United Nations Day Tea
The International House of Jacksonville State University welcomes the campus and surrounding community to the 70th Anniversary Reunion of the International House and the United Nations Day Tea. The event will be held in the Clarence W. Daugette, Jr. International House, 2:00 – 4:00 p.m. on Sunday, October 30.
Water Off in Areas Surrounding Coliseum
Water is off this morning, Oct. 24, in parts of campus near the Pete Mathews Coliseum.
Mother to Share Story at Alcohol Awareness Event
Please join the JSU Peer Educators, Counseling Services, University Housing and Residence Life, Active Minds and Olivia’s House in welcoming Ms. Joyce-Coleman Jones to our campus. The event is free and open to the public. For more information, call Counseling Services at 256-782-5475.
Lunch and Learn/Diversity Lecture Series Slated for October 24
The Office of Diversity and Inclusion will present this month’s Lunch and Learn and Diversity Lecture Series on Monday, Oct. 24.
Boo to You From JSU 2016
Halloween is on its way, and JSU has planned more events than you can shake a broomstick at to celebrate the “spirit” of the season.
JSU Homecoming Week Schedule
JSU Homecoming Week 2016 will take place Oct. 24-30. Step right up to the "Greatest Show on Turf" for a week choked full of special events and activities.
Trustees Honor Jim Bennett While Appointing His Successor at Fall Board Meeting
At its quarterly meeting on Oct. 17, the JSU Board of Trustees elected Ronnie Smith to serve as the board’s president pro tem, filling a vacancy left open following the death of long-time board chair Jim Bennett.
Gamecock Gallop 5K
JSU Kinesiology will present the 16th annual Gamecock Gallop 5K this Saturday, Oct. 22, beginning at 8 a.m. at Pete Mathews Coliseum.
Office of Veteran Services Offering Professional Development Sessions This Fall
The Office of Veteran Services is offering a professional development series for faculty and staff this fall. The first training for faculty and staff will kick off on Wednesday, October 19, 10:00 – 11:00 a.m. in Self Hall, Rm 208.
Delta Zeta Hosts Clay Classic on Oct. 22
Delta Zeta will host a Clay Classic to benefit the Starkey Hearing Foundation on Saturday, October 22, at the Circle W Hunting Preserve in Heflin.
Homecoming Court Candidates 2016
The Top 10 Homecoming King and Queen 2016 candidates were selected at the Homecoming Showcase on Oct. 12. Voting will take place Oct. 25.
Internet Service Provider Issues Cause Network Crawl
Due to ongoing network issues with our primary Internet service provider (ISP), the JSU Department of Information Technology has moved all campus Internet connectivity to our secondary ISP as we work towards a resolution.
Dr. John Witte, Jr. to Deliver Religious Liberties Lecture on October 20
The JSU Department of Political Science and Public Administration will host a special guest lecture on Thursday, October 20 at 4:30 p.m. on the 11th floor of the Houston Cole Library. All JSU faculty, staff and students are invited along with JSU alumni, local media, and friends and family of individuals associated with the JSU community.
Student Life Hosted Inaugural Cocky Leadership Summit on Oct. 1
On Saturday, October 1, 2016, the Office of Student Life hosted the inaugural Cocky Leadership Summit at the Houston Cole Library. This event was designed to help connect first year students and get them actively involved with different clubs and organizations on campus to help better prepare them for their future endeavors at JSU and life after graduation.
JSU Learning Services Receives Another National Honor
JSU has been given the National University of Technology Network's 2016 Shirley Davis Partnership Award for its partnership with the NROC Project.
Students Invited to Meet Mentors at Chamber EXPO on Oct. 18
The Calhoun County Chamber of Commerce invites students to gain knowledge and make contacts at Meet the Mentors on Oct. 18.
SAA to Host First Ooze Ball Tournament
The Student Alumni Association will present its first-ever Oozeball (mud volleyball) tournament on Oct. 11, 12-6 p.m., at the old Kitty Stone Elementary School playground.
MCIS to Present New Colloquium Series
The Department of Mathematical, Computing and Information Sciences (MCIS) will kick off a monthly colloquium series on Oct. 21. The entire campus is invited to hear Dr. David Thornton present on this topic from 3-4 p.m. in Ayers Hall Room 355. Refreshments will be served.
Retired Chief Security Officer for the CDC to Visit Campus
JSU alumnus Thomas Madden – former Chief Information Security Officer for the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention in Atlanta – will visit JSU’s campus on Oct. 14 to discuss “Cyber Security: Why We Can’t Win."
Author Donald Brown to Speak at JSU Library Oct 21 on Infamous "Torso Murders" Case
In 1959, Calhoun County and the surrounding area was shaken by what Birmingham News management called “one of the South’s most terrible crimes” – the Viola Hyatt murders. Nearly 60 years after covering the gruesome story as a young reporter for the Birmingham News, Donald Brown has returned to the scene of this infamous crime with his new non-fiction, “Mr. X and Mr. Y.” He will be at the Houston Cole Library Oct. 21 to discuss the book.
Strategic Planning Focus Groups
President John M. Beehler and the Strategic Planning Committee are hosting three Focus Group sessions on Thursday, October 13 to present the findings of the Strategic Planning Components Survey to the JSU community and receive feedback before the Strategic Plan is finalized.
JSU Board of Trustees to Meet Oct. 17
The Jacksonville State University Board of Trustees will meet on Monday, Oct. 17, at 1 p.m. on the 11th floor of the Houston Cole Library.
Student Puts Lessons to Practice to Open Leather Goods Business
JSU student Chris Brown has opened his own business, Gray Bull Leather Co.
JSU Goes Pink for Breast Cancer Awareness
Zeta Tau Alpha paints the town pink every October, raising more funds for Breast Cancer Awareness than most of the nation's largest universities.