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Annual Martin Hall Chili Cook-Off Benefiting the American Cancer Society to be Held on March 12

The 8th annual Martin Hall Chili Cook-Off will be held on Wednesday March 12, 11:45 a.m.-1:00 p.m. in the lobby of Martin Hall. The cost is a $5 donation, which will include a drink and the opportunity to sample a dozen chili entries and vote for your favorite.

Individual Retirement Counseling Sessions Available March 20-21

On March 20-21, 2014, Kevin Porter, a TIAA-CREF Individual Consultant will be in Bibb Graves (Rm. 323) to answer any financial planning questions and conduct individual counseling sessions. These sessions are free and available to faculty and staff.
March 8 Growing Up WILD: Who lives in trees?

Join Kelly Wagner, JSU Field Schools' volunteer, as she teaches children about the obvious and not so obvious critters who call a tree HOME.
Pi Kappa Phi to Host Family Fun 5K Run-Walk to Support Disabled

To raise money and awareness for people with disabilities, Pi Kappa Phi Fraternity at JSU will host a Family Fun 5K Run/Walk on Saturday morning, March 15, at Jacksonville State University.
Spice Up Your Health at March 12 'Mardi Gras' Wellness Wednesday

Join students from the Nutrition and Exercise Science programs at JSU for a spectacular lunch that is sure to spice up your health!
ENACTUS Informational Meeting for Students on March 12

JSU's ENACTUS team will host an informational meeting for all interested students on March 12th at 1:45 p.m. in Room 204, Merrill Hall. Come and see what it's all about!
Student Alabama Education Association Announces Monthly Meetings for March-May

SAEA is a student-directed, faculty-sponsored, pre-service professional organization for students who are enrolled in, or who are interested in enrolling in, the teacher education program.
March 17 Foothills Piano Festival to Feature ETA-3 Performing Debussy, Mozart and Bartok

Named after a luminous and spectacular star-forming Nebula in our galaxy, ETA3 is a woodwind trio comprising award winning musicians, American Flutist Chelsea Knox, Japanese Pianist Tomoko Nakayama and Russian Clarinetist Alexey Gorokholinsky.
JSU Releases 2012-2013 Annual Report

Jacksonville State University recently released the 2012-2013 annual report, "Jacksonville State University 2012-2013- A Learning Centered University." Read the report online here.
Finalists for JSU Physical Plant Director Position to Present Today, Thursday

The applicant pool for Director of JSU's Physical Plant has been narrowed to the top two candidates and each candidate will make a presentation to the campus community.
Morgan Christopher and JSU's Marketing Services Department Honored with National Award in 2013/2014 Collegiate Advertising Awards Program

Morgan Christopher of JSU's Marketing Services Department won two gold awards of the 2013/2014 CAA program, scoring at the top 5% of the nation in the division
To Move Ahead, We Must Fast Forward-- Blitz Begins for JSU's New Quality Enhancement Plan

Some of our faculty and staff are setting out on a marketing blitz next week to make sure that the entire campus knows about JSU’s Fast Forward Quality Enhancement Plan. What is our QEP and why is it so important? Read on.
Sharon Barnes is JSU Employee of the Month for March 2014

Congratulations to Ms. Sharon Barnes, Jacksonville State University's Employee of the Month for March 2014. Ms. Barnes is a Clerical Assistant in Alumni Relations. She has been an employee with Jacksonville State University since October 2006.
Salvation Army Territorial Disaster Coordinator Jeff Jellets to Present During April 7 JSU IAEM Student Chapter Meeting Online

The JSU student chapter of the International Association of Emergency Managers invites students to join the conversation online on April 7, 2014 at noon CDT for the monthly chapter meeting. Our April guest speaker is Jeff Jellets from The Salvation Army - Southern Territory in Atlanta, Georgia. Jeff is the Territorial Disaster Coordinator as well as a fellow JSU student.
Community to Gather for City, University Events on April 12

It's Spring in Jacksonville! Make your plans for spending a day of fun in Jacksonville on Saturday, April 12 with some of these city and university sponsored events:
Internationally Known Composer John Mackey to Bring "Frozen Cathedral" to JSU

The Koyukon call Alaska’s Mount McKinley “Denali,” meaning “the great one.” To internationally known composer John Mackey, the tallest mountain on land in the world is the inspiration for “The Frozen Cathedral,” his composition that focuses on the transcendental and spiritual allure of this magnificent peak. Mackey will be on campus nex
Area Emergency Response Organizations to Host Mock Volunteer Reception Center on JSU Quad March 19

In times of disaster, it is often the volunteers who pave the road to recovery. A Volunteer Reception Center that bring those volunteers together to coordinate response is not only helpful but essential in supplementing the work of emergency responders.
JSU Field Schools Featured in National Aldo Leopold Foundation Newsletter

The coverage stemmed from the Leopold Education Project workshop, which took place at the Center on March 1-2. JSU Field Schools sponsored the workshop at JSU's Little River Canyon Center, which gave 25 teachers from three Southern states the opportunity to learn about the LEP curriculum and view Green Fire, the film that explores Leopold's idea of a land ethic for a population facing 21st century ecological challenges.
JSU Honors Program Painting the Campus Purple for Relay for Life

The JSU Honors Program is raising money for the American Cancer Society's Relay for Life during the week of March 17-21.
JSU Peer Educators Accepting Applications for 2014-2015

The JSU Peer Educators are recruiting new members for the 2014-2015 school year. The deadline for application submission is March 21.
Mother of American Idol Ruben Studdard to Mentor on Campus on March 20

The David L. Walters Department of Music and the JSU Gospel Choir present a mentoring session with Mrs. Emily Studdard, mother of American Idol winner Ruben Studdard on Thursday, March 20, 2014 at 7 p.m. in the Theron Montgomery Building. Mrs. Studdard will offer inspiration and helpful tips for school age and college age students to aid in the pursuit of achieving success, whatever that dream may be!
One Month to Go-- Cyclists Prepare for More Climbing at Cheaha Challenge Gran Fondo

Event organizers have announced the new course details for the 22nd Annual Cheaha Challenge Gran Fondo sponsored by Wells Fargo Advisors, which will continue as “The Toughest Ride in the South” on Sunday, April 6. With one month to go, hundreds of registrations have been confirmed for the one-day cycling event, with five ride options for all levels of cyclists – 23, 44, 62, 84 and 104 miles.
Winners of the 2014 Arts and Sciences Student Symposium

More than 50 students participated in the Annual College of Arts and Sciences Student Symposium at the Houston Cole Library on February 5-6. Congratulations to the 2014 Presentation Award Recipients!
Candidates, Instructions for March 20 SGA General Elections

Online voting for SGA Spring General Elections will take place Thursday, March 20 from 12:01 a.m. - 5:00 p.m. Below are the candidates, followed by voting instructions.
Campus Departments Should Disregard Duplicate Phone Bills

Due to an issue with our telephone billing system, last month's bills were sent out today instead of the current bills. Please disregard these bills. The current bills will be sent shortly. Your telephone accounts will be charged correctly, you will not be billed twice for last month.
“The Tree of Life for Red and Green Algae” Seminar To Be Hosted on March 21, 2014

Juan Lopez-Bautista of the University of Alabama Tuscaloosa will present a free seminar, “The Tree of Life for Red and Green Algae”, on March 21, 2014 at 3:00 p.m. This event will take place in Room 130 of Martin Hall.
Results From March 20 SGA Spring General Elections

Congratulations to the following winners in the March 20 SGA Spring General Elections--
David Thompson Promoted to Director of Physical Plant

Mr. David B. Thompson has been promoted to Director of Physical Plant at Jacksonville State University.
Banner Finance Training Opportunities in April

The Office of Controller and Office of Purchasing will offer Banner Finance Training opportunities on April 3 and April 8.
JSU Civil & Human Rights Group To Hold "Stand Your Ground" Informational Event on April 2.

On April 2, the Justice & Civil Rights Initiative at Jacksonville State University presents "Stand Your Ground: Your Right To Be Informed," which will take place at 6:30 p.m. in Room 101 of Merrill Hall.
Oxford High School Choral Ensemble to Join JSU A Cappella Choir and Chamber Singers for March 16 Concert

On Sunday, March 16 at 3 p.m., the Jacksonville State University A Cappella Choir and Chamber Singers, under the direction JSU Director of Choral Activities Dr. Patricia Corbin, will perform their spring concert at the First Baptist Church in Oxford. Featured guest choir on the concert will be the Oxford High School Choral Ensemble, under the direction of Ms Jane Lewis.
Calhoun County Civic Chorale’s Spring Concert Celebrates Nature on April 6, 2014

Sunday, April 6, 2014 at 3:00 p.m. the Calhoun County Civic Chorale will present its spring concert at the Church of St. Michael and All Angels. The concert, entitled “In Praise of Nature and the Divine”, possesses choral repertoire that explores the connection between nature and spirituality.
The FMA Hosts a Trip to the Federal Reserve.

On April 4, 2014, the Financial Management Association will be taking a trip to the Federal Reserve in Atlanta, Ga. All students are welcome to partake in this free event.
2014 Benefits-Vendor-Health Fair Will Be Thursday, April 3 at the TMB

Jacksonville State University's Office of Human Resources announces the 2014 Benefits-Vendor-Health Fair, set for Thursday, April 3 from 10 a.m. - 2 p.m. on the third floor of the Theron Montgomery Building.
April 16 Holds the Fifth Annual One Day Without Shoes at JSU Hosted by Freshman Forum

Freshman Forum is excited to announce that the fifth annual One Day without Shoes at JSU will be held Wednesday, April 16th from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. on the TMB Lawn.
Michael Walker's "Multiply" Combines Music and Math to Help Children Retain Skills

Michael Walker, an audiovisual technician at JSU, is making melodies and helping children with their math skills in the process. Walker recently began Musical Learning Tools (MuLT), which essentially takes the approved Common Core Curriculum being taught in K-12 classrooms and adds catchy music and lyrics to it.

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