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Orientation Offers New Students a Road Map to JSU

Before classes, exams, Greek Rush and meal plans, all JSU students must first get initiated into college life by attending Gamecock Orientation. At this event, incoming freshman are given an opportunity to learn about campus as well as get a preview into what college life will be like through a series of guided tours and planned skits and activities.

University Will Be Closed Friday, July 3 for Independence Day

Jacksonville State University will be closed on Friday, July 3 in observance of Independence Day. Have a safe and happy Fourth!
Banner Finance Training Opportunities to be Offered July 2 & 8

Banner Finance Training Opportunities will be offered July 2 and 8. To register or for more information, please contact Jennifer Evans at or 256-782-5002.
2015 CORE Academy Proves to be the Best Yet

The annual CORE Academy was held June 2-4, 2015 on the campus of Jacksonville State University. The theme this year was “Flipping the Academy.” JSU faculty and staff, along with local superintendents, principals, and educators shared their unique and innovative ideas for using technology while flipping their classrooms.
Faculty Senate Elects New Officers and Sets Dates for Next Year

The Jacksonville State University Faculty Senate recently met to elect new officers and set meeting dates for the next year.
Temporary Power Outage Scheduled for Pete Mathews Coliseum on June 27

There will be a temporary scheduled power outage at the Pete Mathews Coliseum on Saturday, June 27 beginning at 7 a.m. This scheduled outage will be necessary to make repairs.
JSU Forensics Provides Leadership Training to Outstanding Etowah Teens

Last week, 22 rising high school seniors were awarded college credit by JSU for their participation in the annual Etowah County Sheriff’s Office Student Leadership Academy.
Jacksonville Community Garden is Ripe for Volunteers

It’s that time of year again! The Jacksonville Community Garden is growing ripe and volunteers are welcome. If you would like to contribute to this community effort through a donation of your time, please email Dr. Akpan at or Dr. Beard at, or call 256-782-5833.
Here are the Beatlads-- Beatles Tribute Band Returns to Campus June 26

The JSU Offices of Counseling and Disability Support Services will sponsor a free concert featuring the Birmingham Beatles tribute band at the JSU Amphitheater on Friday, June 26. The event gets underway at 7 p.m. and the public is invited.
JSU Goes “Wild”

A long journey, coupled with extreme fatigue, a lack of money and a constant desire for food – sounds like the life of a typical college student, right? Well, it also speaks to the tremendous journey undertaken by author Cheryl Strayed as she hiked the Pacific Crest Trail, as told in her novel, “Wild,” the 2015 Summer Read selection at Jacksonville State University.
Telephone Lines Down for Repair Monday Night

Campus telephone lines will be down for repair Monday, June 22, beginning at 4:30 p.m.
JSU Television Services Receives Prestigious Recognition

Jacksonville State University’s Television Services Department has been recognized for its production and broadcast quality on the Ohio Valley Digital Network for the 2014-15 year. TV Services received the Overall Award of Excellence in Professional Production as part of the inaugural Ohio Valley Conference (OVC) Program of Excellence at the OVC spring meeting in Nashville, TN.
Portion of Trustee Circle Will Be Closed Friday Morning, June 19

On Friday morning, June 19, Trustee Circle will be closed from Fitzpatrick Hall to Bibb Graves. The contractor renovating Hammond Hall will have a crane on campus to remove some equipment from the building. The crane is scheduled to arrive at 8 a.m. and will take a couple of hours to move the equipment. The road will be reopened as soon as it is cleared.
From Junk, Beauty- The Story of Thrift Store Symphony

Ever since they were young, Michael and Andrew Panik have loved a few things: thrift store shopping, music, and Ms. Deanie Purkey. Now, they are taking those loves and channeling them into a creative outlet, a Thrift Store Symphony.
JSU Housekeeper Opens Heart and Home to Foster Children

Housekeeper Pam Richey spends her days making the buildings she cleans on campus feel like home. After hours, she opens up her own house to foster kids.
Long Distance Phone Service Restored

Long distance telephone service has been restored on campus following a brief outage.
Kevin McFry Named JSU Controller

Assistant controller Kevin McFry, who has been at JSU since 1998, will assume the role of controller following Allyson Barker, who was promoted to vice president of administrative and business affairs.
Annual Parking Lot Striping Begins June 11

The annual striping of campus parking lots will begin Thursday, June 11, and will continue for up to two weeks.
Flutist Olivia Brown Wins National Honor

Olivia Brown, who just graduated from JSU in May, is already making a name for herself in the world of music. She won first place in the Orchestral Winds Division of the Federation of Music Clubs Collegiate Solo Competition.
Three Offices Closed for Staff Development on June 5

The Registrar's Office, Career Services, and the Office of Communications and Marketing will be closed on Friday, June 5.
Limelight: Reaccredited Drama Program Draws Students to JSU

Students like Dillion Everett of Fairhope come to JSU to study in one of the state's only accredited drama programs.
Three Educators Inducted into the 2015 Teacher Hall of Fame

The 2015 inductees into the Teacher Hall of Fame were honored in the Teacher Hall of Fame Awards Banquet in May.
Gov. Bentley Appoints Tony Ingram to JSU Board of Trustees

The Alabama Senate has confirmed Gov. Robert Bentley’s appointment of Tony Ingram to the Board of Trustees, effective immediately. The JSU alumnus is the first out-of-state, at-large member of the board.
Annual IMPACTSEED Program to Take Place June 8-10 in Martin Hall

The annual IMPACTSEED program will be held in Room 105 of Martin Hall from June 8-19, 2015. A demonstration will begin on June 8 at 10:00 in Rm. 130 of Martin Hall. For more information about this event, please contact Dr. Noureddine Bekhouche at
Second Annual Bluegrass on the Rim Returns to Little River Canyon Center June 13

Steal away to the Little River Canyon Center in Fort Payne on Saturday, June 13 for a little music under the stars as the Canyon Concert Series returns for its second year. This year’s Bluegrass on the Rim features Foggy Hollow Review, Valley Road, Bent Creek, Kelli Johnson and Jason Bailey, and Barbwire Bluegrass.
Banner Finance Training Opportunities to be Offered June 4 & 10

The Office of the Controller and Office of Procurement and Fixed Assets will offer Banner Finance Workshops on June 4 & 10. To register or for more information, please contact Jennifer Evans at or 782-5002.
Jazz Ensemble Wins Downbeat Award

JSU Jazz Ensemble I is featured in this month’s edition of the international magazine, "Downbeat," as the winners of the Downbeat Magazine Award. The award is essentially the college or university equivalent of winning a Grammy.
JSU Announces President's, Deans' Lists for Spring 2015

Jacksonville State University announces the following students were added to the President's and Deans' Lists for Spring 2015. 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 (GPA of 3.5-3.99) are named to the Deans' List.
JSU Seeks Participants for Library of Congress Veterans History Project

Every veteran has a story. Jacksonville State University wants yours. Share your story with JSU's Research Center for Veteran Support Services (RCVSS) this summer as part of the Library of Congress' Veterans History Project.
Cortlyn Watson to Compete in Miss Alabama Pageant

Nursing student Cortlyn Watson is next in a long line of remarkable young women to represent JSU on the Miss Alabama stage. Since 1971, seven former Miss JSUs have gone on to be crowned Miss Alabama. One has become Miss America and another first-runner up.
JSU, Birmingham Audubon Society Team Up to Offer June Flying WILD Training

Jacksonville State University (JSU) Field Schools will host a training workshop for the Flying WILD Education Program on June 25 from 9 a.m. - 2 p.m. at the Little River Canyon Center in Fort Payne. The workshop is co-sponsored with the Birmingham Audubon Society.
May 30 'Beyond My Pond' Workshop Explores Impact of Little River Canyon Watershed

This fun workshop will focus on the sustainability of the Little River Canyon Watershed and how it connects to Alabama and the world.
University Will Be Closed Monday, May 25 for Memorial Day

Jacksonville State University will be closed on Monday, May 25 in observance of Memorial Day.
TIAA-CREF Individual Consultant Will Be On Campus May 28-29, June 3-4

JSU employees, setting up a long-term financial plan can be a complicated task. It involves evaluating your potential income sources, and then factoring in the impact of taxes, inflation and the larger economic picture. Meeting with a TIAA-CREF Individual Consultant can help you sort things out and make informed decisions. 

Drum Your Way to Better Health at May 27 'Pound the Pavement' Event

In honor of National Employee Health and Fitness Month, the JSU Exercise Science and Wellness students invite the campus community to "Pound the Pavement" at the Stephenson Gym parking lot on Wednesday, May 27 from 11 a.m. - 1 p.m.
Newly Revised Title IX Policy and Procedures

Jacksonville State University has an obligation to periodically review its policies and procedures to ensure that it fully complies with and implements the provisions of Title IX of the Civil Rights Act of 1964. The University has recently completed such a comprehensive review and revision of its Gender-Based Discrimination and Sexual Violence Policy and Procedures.
JSU Announces 2015-2016 Ambassadors

The JSU Ambassadors serve as official university representatives at presidential functions, Board of Trustees meetings, and Preview Days. They also accompany admissions counselors to high schools to share their JSU student experience.
JSU Recognizes Outstanding Faculty at May 12 Awards Program

Jacksonville State University recognized outstanding faculty awards winners, faculty research award, tenure and promotion recipients as well as retirees and scholars at the annual Faculty Awards Program on May 12 on the fifth floor of William A. Meehan Hall (formerly Stadium Tower).
Former U.S. Congressman and JSU Emeritus Professor Glen Browder Received Fulbright Specialists Award

Dr. Glen Browder, former U.S. Congressman and Emeritus Professor of American Democracy at Jacksonville State University, was selected for a Fulbright Specialists project in Greece at Aristotle University of Thessaloniki during late April and early May 2015.
Hammond Hall Closed This Summer For HVAC Replacement

Due to HVAC replacement, Hammond Hall will be closed this summer. Some art department personnel have been relocated to Anders Round House for the duration of the project.
Work Meets Play: JSU Students Spend Summer at Sea Lab

Imagine living on the beautiful Gulf of Mexico – studying the biology of dolphins, assisting in sea turtle conservation and exploring the plant life of marshes and dunes – led by some of state’s brightest marine biologists. This summer, JSU students are doing just that at the Dauphin Island Sea Lab.
PEEHIP Wellness Program Deadline Extended Until July 15

The deadline for JSU employees to complete the PEEHIP Wellness Screening activity requirements to earn the waiver of the new $50 monthly wellness premium has been extended to July 15, 2015.
Candidate for Controller to Visit Campus

Faculty and staff are invited to hear a presentation from a candidate for Controller on June 2.
JSU EdReady to Accelerate New Students' Paths to College Success

In an effort to help incoming freshmen and transfer students improve their math skills, place into higher math, and save time and money, JSU has adopted a new program, JSU EdReady, powered by NROC.
JSU Librarian Honored Nationally for Kindness

Jacksonville State University is proud to announce that one of its own librarians, Charlcie Pettway Vann, has been named the winner of the 2015 National Library Week’s Librarians Creating Communities of Kindness contest. She was selected based on an outpouring of praise from nominations made on her behalf.
JSU Biology Department Mentors Munford High School Students

Beginning in 2012, several biology professors partnered with teachers and students at Munford High School to give students a new and exciting outlook on science. As if the experience itself wasn’t enough to keep students keen on discovering the wild and sometimes microscopic world around them, students were also invited to participate in this year’s Undergraduate Research Symposium at JSU, and many have competed at the Alabama Junior Academy of Science Symposium.
JSU Offers Summer Fun for Local Youth

In the words of Alice Cooper, “School’s Out for Summer!” As the final bell of the 2014-2015 school year rings out in Jacksonville City Schools next week, thousands of local kids will jump headfirst into the freedom and relaxation of summer vacation.
Morgan Christopher is JSU Employee of the Month for May 2015

Congratulations to Ms. Morgan Christopher, Jacksonville State University's Employee of the Month for May 2015.
724 Receive Degrees at JSU Spring Commencement on May 1

Seven hundred twenty-four candidates received degrees from Jacksonville State University on May 1, making up the second largest graduating class in the university’s history.
JSU Selects John M. Beehler as 12th President

John M. Beehler was named the 12th president of Jacksonville State University today during a special session of the Board of Trustees held on campus at Houston Cole Library. He assumes the helm on July 1.

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