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JSU Safety Degree Becomes GSP Qualifying Academic Program

JSU’s Bachelor of Science in Occupational Safety and Health Management has been approved as a Graduate Safety Practitioner Qualifying Academic Program by the Board of Certified Safety Professionals. It’s a designation that enables program graduates the option to apply with BCSP for the GSP designation after graduation.

Country Music Legend Alabama To Present Star-Studded Concert Benefitting JSU Disaster Relief

Multi Grammy Award-winning country band Alabama are going back to their roots for a good cause. For the first time ever and for their only appearance in Alabama this year, the band will be headlining Burgess-Snow Field at Jacksonville State University’s JSU Stadium with their close friends and many special guests for an unforgettable once-in-a-lifetime event.
FEMA Assistance Available for Storm Victims

Individual assistance is available through FEMA for homeowners and renters in Calhoun, Cullman and Etowah Counties.
Storm Damage Temporarily Sidelines New Recording Studio

When an EF-3 tornado hit Jacksonville State University on March 19, it left a trail of devastation in its wake. One building suffering major damage was Mason Hall. Fortunately, the main portion of Department of Music’s new recording studio wasn’t impacted.
JSU to Hold Spring Commencement on May 4 Only Six Weeks After Natural Disaster

In an act of resilience and perhaps even defiance, JSU will hold its spring commencement ceremony on May 4 drawing an end to the bedraggled semester while celebrating the triumph of the Gamecock spirit.
JSU Presents Annual Faculty Awards

On Tuesday, May 1, JSU held its annual faculty awards program, which seeks to recognize faculty achievements, years of service, and retirements.
GO! Team Gearing Up for 2018-19 Orientation

Gamecock Orientation for the 2018-19 academic year kicks off in June with the theme, “Your Adventure Begins Here.” JSU plans to welcome between 1,200 and 1,300 new students and their family members to the campus in the events.
Brewer Hall Renovations Unimpeded By Tornado Damage

Just as renovations to portions of Brewer Hall were under way, the building – like much of campus – was impacted by the EF-3 tornado that hit JSU and the surrounding community on March 19.
JSU Greek Life Ends Record-Breaking Semester

JSU Fraternities and Sororities ended the Spring 2018 semester with an overall 3.29 GPA. This is the highest the fraternity and sorority average has ever been.
JSU Graduate Sports Management Program Gets National Ranking

Jacksonville State University’s Graduate Sports Management program has been ranked No. 29 by With more than 400 colleges and universities in the nation offering some form of Graduate Sports Management Programs, the ranking places JSU well within the top 7 percent of institutions.
JSU Gets National Honor for Green Initiatives

The U.S. Department of Education has announced that Jacksonville State University is among the 2018 U.S. Department of Education Green Ribbon Schools Postsecondary Sustainability Awardees.
724 Degrees Conferred in JSU’s Spring 2018 Commencement Ceremony

Just six weeks after an EF-3 tornado devastated Jacksonville State University and its surrounding community, 724 JSU students received their degrees in one cumulative commencement ceremony at the Burgess-Snow Field at JSU Stadium on May 4.
"Suicide Notes" Selected for Common Reading Program

Are you looking for a great read now that summer is here? Add “Suicide Notes" by Michael Thomas Ford, Jacksonville State University’s 2018 common reading selection, to your summer book list.
Jacksonville City Pool Available While JSU Pool Is Closed

The pool at Pete Mathews Coliseum is closed while repairs continue on the building but JSU students and employees are welcome at the Jacksonville City Pool all summer.
Children’s Corner Debuts JSU College for Kids!

This summer little Gamecocks can have a college experience as Children’s Corner hosts JSU College for Kids.
Pete Conroy Receives Tourism Award

JSU Environmental Policy and Information Center Director Pete Conroy has been named a North Alabama Elite Tourism Professional. He was selected for his involvement preserving Little River Canyon and developing the Jacksonville State University Canyon Center.
Retired Professor Publishes Two Books on Coastal Alabama

Just as you begin dreaming about taking a trip to the Alabama Gulf Coast this summer, JSU’s Mark Fagan – department head emeritus for sociology and social work – has released two new books on the region: “Coastal Alabama Retirement Guide” and “Coastal Alabama Economic History.”
Drama Department and Chamber Collaborate On Shakespeare Project

The JSU Drama Department and the Calhoun County Area Chamber & Visitors Center are joining forces to present a professional performance of Shakespeare’s “Julius Caesar” at Anniston High School’s Performing Arts Center in August.
Laurie Heathcock Honored for Children’s Corner Efforts

JSU Education Librarian Laurie Charnigo Heathcock has been honored with the Alabama Library Association’s Humanitarian Award for her efforts in developing the Children’s Corner at Houston Cole Library.
Time for Summer Camps at JSU

Now that it’s summertime, there are plenty of summer camp opportunities at JSU. Whether you’ve got a nature lover, dramatic ingénue or emerging athlete, there’s something for every kid this summer.

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