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Banner Finance Training Opportunities to be Offered Feb. 4 & 9

The Office of the Controller and Office of Procurement and Fixed Assets will offer Banner Finance Workshops on February 4 and 9. To register or for more information, please contact Jennifer Evans at or 256-782-5002.

Sigma Tau Delta English Honor Society Now Accepting Applicants

The JSU chapter of Sigma Tau Delta English Honor Society was established in 1949 and remains one of the university's most prestigious and enduring honor societies. We are pleased to announce our 2016 membership drive to all eligible undergraduate and graduate students. The deadline to e-mail Dr. Porter with your information is Friday, February 19, 2016.
Nursing Opens State-of-the-Art Simulation Lab

The JSU College of Nursing has opened a new Simulation Center to provide students point-of-care training in a controlled environment.
#JSULoves Campaign Invites You to Share Your JSU Love Story

Did you discover the great love of your life at JSU? Marry your college sweetheart? Meet your best friend while a student here? We want to hear about it, whether that love is romantic or platonic.
No Weather Delays Anticipated for Wednesday, Feb. 3

Based upon the most recent forecast, classes at Jacksonville State University will go on as scheduled on Wednesday morning.
JSU's "Bluegrass on the Rim" to Air on APT on Feb. 12 at 10:00 p.m.

Top bluegrass performers from around the country play authentic mountain music in a beautiful outdoor setting in Bluegrass on the Rim, a one-hour music special premiering Friday, February 12 at 10:00pm on Alabama Public Television.
Cocky Plays Cupid with Printable JSU Valentines

It’s the season of love and no one is more excited for February than our own campus casanova, Cocky! To show you how much he loves you, Cocky’s sharing his Valentine’s Day greetings with you. Save your money for the roses and dinner… let Cocky take care of the card!
WLJS Upgrades Equipment, Streaming Service

If you are a regular live stream listener of WLJS 91.9 FM, JSU’s campus radio station, you may notice a change today in the way your stream is being delivered.
JSU Drama to Perform “Bloody Bloody Andrew Jackson”

Jacksonville State University’s drama department redefines history with its spring musical “Bloody Bloody Andrew Jackson.” This production will run Feb. 18, 19, 20, 25, 26 and 27 at 7:00 p.m. and Feb. 21 and 28 at 2:00 p.m. For more information or to buy tickets, visit or call (256)782-5648.
Meet the Finalists for Director of Veteran Student Success

Finalists for the position of Director for the Center of Excellence for Veteran Student Success will be on campus the week of Feb. 8.
JSU Galleries to Showcase Juried Student Art and Works of New Design Professor

Student art will be in the spotlight at the 43rd annual Juried Student Show opening Feb. 11 at Hammond Gallery. Next door at the Roundhouse Gallery, the works of new graphic design professor Christian Dunn will be on display.
Governor Recognizes Campus for ADA Improvements

Gov. Robert Bentley has recognized JSU for its significant efforts to improve ADA accessibility on campus. On Feb. 1, Executive Director of the Governor’s Office on Disability Graham Sisson visited the university to present a certificate of recognition on behalf of the governor.
JSU Tennis Coach to Offer Community Tennis Clinics

Robert Kjellberg, assistant tennis coach, is offering tennis clinics to kids and adults in the community who are looking to learn or improve their tennis game.
Arbor Day Celebration Slated for February 25

The JSU campus and surrounding community are invited to celebrate Arbor Day on Feb. 25 at 3:30 p.m. in front of the International House.
Candidates for VP of Enrollment Management Invited to Campus

The search committee has invited three candidates for the position of Vice President of Enrollment Management to visit campus. Mark your calendar to attend the open forums, which are open to faculty, staff and students.
Celebrated Vet Noah Galloway, Meteorologist James Spann to Keynote April 22 Administrative Professionals Conference

Administrative professionals are the backbone of the boardroom and are often the first people called during professional crises. On Friday, Apr. 22, many of these administrative superheroes will leave their bosses to fend for themselves for the day in order to attend the annual Administrative Professionals Conference, sponsored by Jacksonville State University’s Office of Continuing Education.
Jacksonville State University’s Online Criminal Justice Program Ranked Among Best in the Nation

Jacksonville State University’s online graduate criminal justice program was recently named among the Best Online Graduate Criminal Justice programs by the U.S. News and World Report. This prestigious recognition is awarded annually to colleges and universities across the nation with online programs.
JSU Biologists Using DNA Research to Search for Endangered Fish

Supported by a grant from the Alabama Department of Conservation and Natural Resources, JSU biologists are using DNA research to search for endangered Alabama fish.
Tenth Annual Martin Hall Chili Cook-Off Slated for Feb. 24

The tenth annual Martin Hall Chili Cook-Off will be held Wednesday February 24, 11:45 a.m. - 12:45 p.m. in the lobby of Martin Hall. All proceeds will benefit childhood cancer research at Children's Hospital in Birmingham.
UA's Dr. Duncan Yoon to Present Lecture on Growing Up Chinese in South Africa

"Paper Sons and Daughters: Growing up Chinese in South Africa" will be the topic of a Feb.17 lecture and book discussion by Dr. Duncan Yoon of the University of Alabama, Tuscaloosa. The event will take place on the 11th floor of the Houston Cole Library at 4:30 p.m.
Find Your Future at the Spring 2016 Graduation Fair on Feb. 25

Attention graduating students! Take the hassle out of the tassel by attending the Spring 2016 Graduation Fair. This event will take place on Thursday, February 25, from 2:00 until 6:00 p.m., in the Theron Montgomery Building (TMB).
JSU Canyon Center Presents Tad of Jazz Live in Concert on Feb. 27

The Jacksonville State University Canyon Center presents Tad of Jazz live in concert on Saturday, February 27, 2016. Doors will open at 5:00 p.m., and the show will begin at 6:00 p.m. Dinner will be New Orleans style cuisine by Wildflower Cafe. Online tickets can be purchased for $30 in advance.
Students: Time to Apply for Scholarships and Complete the FAFSA

Scholarship applications are due March 1. FAFSAs are available now.
Dean of Nursing Selected as Evaluator for Prestigious Training Program

JSU Dean of Nursing, Dr. Christie Shelton, has been selected to attend the Commission on Collegiate Nursing Education (CCNE) training program for prospective on-site evaluators on March 7-8, 2016, in Reston, Virginia.
PEEHIP Health Screenings Slated for Feb. 22 and Beyond

Healthwise, your public education employees wellness program will be on campus giving flu shots and conducting Wellness Screenings on Monday, February 22, 2016 and on a few additional upcoming dates this semester. There is no cost to you or your dependents if you have the PEEHIP medical coverage, PEEHIP supplemental coverage or one of the Southland optional plans (dental, cancer, hospital indemnity or vision).
From Bulgaria to Jacksonville: JSU Professor Becomes a U.S. Citizen

Dr. Raina Kostova, a Bulgaria native and an associate professor of English at JSU, was granted U.S. citizenship last week.
Dr. Manabu Saeki Explores Shifts in America's Political Parties in Second Book

Dr. Manabu Saeki, a political science professor at Jacksonville State, has recently published his second book entitled, “The Phantom of a Polarized America: The Myths and Truths of an Ideological Divide.”
Campus Asked to Remain Weather Aware as Storm Front Approaches

The National Weather Service in Birmingham has issued several statements and watches ahead of a potentially severe storm system forecast for much of Alabama tonight and into Wednesday morning.
University Statement Regarding Student Data

Earlier today, the university became aware of a website containing personal information of students, including phone numbers, addresses, birthdates and ID photos. This matter is being investigated internally as well as by state and federal law enforcement agencies. It is recommended that all students change their student log in and email passwords.
Update on Student Data Violation

An investigation continues into student data violation announced on Feb. 23.
Update on Data Security Violation

The university continued to move forward today with its investigation into the data security violation announced on Feb. 23.
Greg Seitz Named Athletic Director at JSU

Greg Seitz has been named as the Director of Athletics at Jacksonville State University, President Dr. John M. Beehler announced on Friday. Seitz, who is in his 23rd year in the athletic department at JSU, has served as interim Athletic Director for the last 14 months. This marks his third term as serving as the interim Athletic Director for the Gamecock athletic department.
University Appoints New VP of Administrative and Business Affairs & Chief Diversity Officer

Jai Ingraham has been named the university's first Chief Diversity Officer and Ashok Roy has been selected as the new Vice President of Administrative and Business Affairs.
Investigation Into Internal Data Theft Continues

JSU has been informed by the U.S. Secret Service that the website containing stolen computer data belonging to the university has been shutdown.
Echoing Air to Perform on March 1

Echoing Air will be performing a concert for the public on Tuesday, March 1, 2016 at 7:30 p.m. at First Presbyterian Church of Jacksonville, 200 Clinton Street SW. This concert is free and open to the public. For further information about this residency, please contact JSU Choral Activities at (256) - 782-5544 or
A Cappella Choir, Calhoun County Civic Chorale, and Brass Choir to present Spring Concert on March 6

On Sunday, March 6, the Jacksonville State University A Cappella Choir, Calhoun County Civic Chorale, and Brass Choir will join forces to present their spring concert.
Banner Finance Training Opportunity to be Offered March 3

The Office of the Controller and Office of Procurement and Fixed Assets will offer a Banner Finance Workshop on March 3. To register or for more information, please contact Jennifer Evans at or 256-782-5002.
Gamecock Nurses Step Up to Seek Bone Marrow Donor for One of Their Own

While undergoing routine blood work last August, Gina Rittenberg, daughter of Jacksonville State University alumna Joan Alexander McDonald (class of ’73), received some devastating news. She had Myelodysplastic Syndrome (MDS), a bone marrow cancer similar to leukemia in which the bone marrow does not produce enough healthy blood cells. Her single hope for a cure: a bone marrow transplant from a compatible donor.
Dr. Campbell to Present "'Hayy ibn Yaqzan,' the World's First Science Fiction Novel" on March 2

On Wednesday, March 2, Dr. Ian Campbell, from Georgia State University, will present “Speculative Fiction and Philosophy: 'Hayy ibn Yaqzan,' the World's First Science Fiction Novel," a lecture on the first Arabic novel by 12th-century Spanish Muslim writer Ibn Tufayl.
Explore Job Opportunities at the Spring Career Fair on March 2

Dust off your résumés, Jacksonville State! It’s time for the Spring Career Fair. JSU Career Services will present the annual opportunity for JSU students to connect with possible future employers on Wednesday, March 2 from 9 a.m. - 1 p.m. in the Merrill Hall Atrium.
Join JSU Professor on Study Abroad Adventure in May 2017

Would you like to find meaning and have an unforgettable educational experience while getting course credit as part of a study abroad opportunity? Your chance will come May 2017 through "Community Development in the Dominican Republic," part of Dr. Erin Rider's course on Global Migration: Patterns and Trends (SY 362). The course and study abroad are open to all students.
Second Arrest Made in Theft of Computer Data

University Police announced today that another student has been arrested in connection with the theft of computer data from Jacksonville State University. The investigation continues and additional details will be released when available.
Governor Appoints Greg Brown to JSU Board of Trustees

The Alabama Senate has confirmed Gov. Robert Bentley’s appointment of Greg Brown to the Jacksonville State University Board of Trustees, effective immediately. He will represent Congressional District 3, filling a seat formerly held by James L. Coxwell, Sr., who has served a full 12-year term on the board. The Senate also confirmed Bentley’s reappointment of Randall Jones to the board, representing District 5.

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