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In Pop Culture: "Cursed Child" Brings Back the Magic of Harry Potter

JSU students, who grew up on the Harry Potter series, celebrate the release of a new book adapted from a play about Harry's son.

 
Jurassic JSU: Paleontologist Creating Dino-sized Footprints

The biology department’s newest assistant professor, Dr. Michael Burns, is digging up some big things, literally! From Canada to Alabama, he puts the “dino” in dynamite!
 
UPD to Offer Campus Emergency Response Training August 10

Do you know what to do during the event of severe weather, a fire, or an active threat on campus? Join the University Police Department for emergency response training on August 10, 9 a.m. to 12 p.m. or 1-4 p.m.
 
Emergency Management Students Win International Award

The JSU chapter of the International Association of Emergency Managers (IAEM) has been named the Student Chapter of the Year for 2016. The organization is headed up by the following student leaders, who will be traveling to the IAEM conference in Savannah, Ga. this fall to receive the prestigious award.
 
Saluting Gamecock Olympians Past and Present as Rio Games Approach

With the torch scheduled to be lit in Brazil on August 5 for the launch of the 2016 Olympic Summer Games, we salute two Gamecocks who have taken part in the world's most prestigious sporting competition and wish the best of luck to one former JSU athlete who will be going for the gold in Rio this month.
 
Dr. and Mrs. Tanveer Islam Become U.S. Citizens

Jacksonville State University is pleased to congratulate Dr. Tanveer Islam and his wife, Farzana Islam, both originally from Bangladesh, on becoming citizens of the United States of America on July 13, 2016 during an oath ceremony at the United States Citizenship and Immigration Services (USCIS) office in Atlanta.
 
Eight JSU ZTA Members Awarded ZTA Foundation Scholarships in Arizona

At the national Zeta Tau Alpha Convention, held in Phoenix, Arizona, July 13-17, 2016, eight members of Zeta Psi Chapter of Zeta Tau Alpha at Jacksonville State University were awarded Zeta Tau Alpha Foundation academic scholarships for the upcoming 2016-2017 school year.
 
Celebrate National Parks at Canyon Center on August 20

In honor of the 100th anniversary of the National Parks, the JSU Canyon Center is presenting a free music festival on Aug. 20, 6 p.m., at the Canyon Center in Fort Payne.
 
Spirit on Mountain Street Set for Aug. 25

The City of Jacksonville and Jacksonville State University are excited to present the 11th annual Spirit on Mountain Street festival on Thursday, August 25, at 6 p.m. outside the main entrance to the JSU Stadium.
 
JSU Biologist Receives Grant to Study Invasive Florida Snail

JSU biologist Lori Tolley-Jordan has been awarded a $25,000 grant from the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service to study an invasive snail species in Florida waters.
 
JSU Mourns the Loss of Board Chair and University Alumnus Jim Bennett

JSU is mourning the loss of Jim Bennett, chair of its Board of Trustees and a 1962 alumnus, who passed on Aug. 17 after 31 years of service to the university.
 
Meet the Candidates at Public Forum on August 9

Not sure who to vote for in Jacksonville’s upcoming city elections? Mark your calendar for the JSU Candidate Forum on August 9, 7 p.m., at Ernest Stone Performing Arts Center. City council and school board candidates will be present.
 
Meet the Finalists for Director of Student Financial Services

Finalists for the position of Director of Student Financial Services will be on campus August 10, 11 and 15, 2016. The campus community is invited to meet the candidates during open forums on these dates.
 
Students Invited to Welcome Week 2016

The SGA has planned a week of activities to welcome students, new and returning, to campus for the 2016-17 school year.
 
Calhoun County Civic Chorale Open to New Members

The Calhoun County Civic Choral will begin its fall season on Monday, August 29, 2016 at 7:15 p.m., in the Performance Center of Mason Hall at Jacksonville State University. This first rehearsal is a “New Member Open House,” where interested singers may come and check out the Chorale without further obligation.
 
Building Back Baton Rouge: One Supply at a Time

JSU is collecting school supplies for Louisiana flood victims, to be donated when the Gamecock football team travels to Baton Rogue to face off against LSU on Sept. 10.
 
Anna Fang Named August Employee of the Month

Anna Fang, program coordinator in the Small Business Development Center, has been named JSU's Employee of the Month for August.
 
Preschool Openings at JSU Child Study Center

The Dr. Cynthia H. Harper Child Study Center at JSU has a few remaining slots available for its 2016-17 preschool year beginning Tuesday, Aug. 23.
 
Third Annual Dog Daze at the Canyon Center Slated for August 27

Want to get back to nature with man's best friend? Check out the Third Annual Dog Daze: A furry fest for dogs and their humans at JSU's Little River Canyon Center in Fort Payne on Saturday, Aug. 27 from 11:00 a.m. - 2:00 p.m.
 
New Practice Field Planned for Our Marching Southerners

In honor of its 60th anniversary, JSU is gifting its beloved Marching Southerners band program with its first practice field.
 
Argentine Pianist Julio Caesar Barreto to Perform at JSU Sept. 2

The JSU Jazz Ensemble I and some of JSU’s Jazz faculty will perform with pianist Julio Caesar Barreto from Argentina on Friday, Sept. 2 in the Mason Hall Performance Center. The free, public concert begins at 7:30 p.m.
 

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