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JSU Receives $3.175 Million "First in the World" Grant from U.S. Department of Education

Jacksonville State University is the only institution in Alabama and one of only 24 in the nation that will receive a U.S. Department of Education “First in the World” (FITW) Grant to support the university’s ongoing efforts to transform the campus into a technologically advanced, learning-centered institution.

Latin American Film Festival Takes Place on Campus Each Thursday in October

Jacksonville State University's Department of History and Foreign Languages in conjunction with Spanish and Latin American cinema distribution company PRAGDA and the Spanish Minstry on Education and Culture will present the 2014 Spanish Film Club, "Celebrating the New Wave of Ibero American Cinema," a month-long Latin American Film Festival on the JSU campus during October.
Jacksonville State University Announces 2014 Homecoming Schedule

Jacksonville State University welcomes alumni, students, families and friends to the “Gem of the Hills” for Homecoming, October 30 - November 2, 2014. The Gamecocks will play the Austin Peay Governors in the homecoming game on November 1.
University to Test Emergency Notification System on Tuesday at Noon

The Jacksonville State University Police Department will conduct a test of the university's emergency notification system (JSU Alert) on Tuesday, September 30, at around noon. This text will include messaging via social media (Facebook and Twitter), email and SMS (text) messaging notifications. Thank you in advance for your understanding as we test this vital component of our crisis communications plan.
October 8 Wellness Wednesday Offers Healthy Lunch, Lifestyle Tips

In conjunction with the new Get Healthy, JSU campaign, students from JSU’s Nutrition and Exercise Science programs invite the campus to October’s Wellness Wednesday.
Nominations Sought for JSU's Employee of the Month Award

Do you know a JSU employee who goes above and beyond for the university? Why not nominate him or her to be JSU's Employee of the Month?
JSU Print Shop to Have Limited Capabilities September 30 - October 3

The Jacksonville State University Print Shop will operate with limited printing capabilities from Tuesday, September 30 until Friday, October 3, due to the removal of some old printing equipment and the installation of new equipment.
ROTC to Conduct Active Shooter Drill Today at Rowe Hall

The University Police Department will assist the ROTC department in an active shooter exercise today at 2 p.m. UPD vehicles and officers will be present in the area and stationed at each entrance to Rowe Hall to make sure non-participants are not allowed to enter the building during the exercise. This will ensure a safe exercise.
JSU Presidential Search, Screening Committee Chosen

The Jacksonville State University Board of Trustees has taken the first step toward finding the university’s twelfth president.
Academic Advisement Hosts Registration Information Workshop on October 15, 2014

Academic Advisement will host a Wednesday Workshop on October 15, 2014 in Rm. 322 of Martin Hall from 4:30 p.m. to 5:30 p.m.
2014 JSU Alumni of Year to be Honored at November 1 Homecoming

The Jacksonville State University Alumni Association announces the 2014 Alumni Award recipients. These five outstanding members of the JSU family will be recognized during halftime at the JSU Homecoming game on Saturday, November 1, 2014.
Zeta Tau Alpha Begin Annual Think Pink® Month on October 4, 2014 Football Game

Zeta Tau Alpha begins their Annual Think Pink® Month by asking fans of October 4, 2014's football game to wear pink. The Zetas will also be hosting fundraisers throughout the month for Breast Cancer support.
ISO to Host Latin Dance on September 25, 2014

ISO host the Latin Dance on September 25, 2014 at 7 p.m. at the Alumni House.
Susan Robertson First to Receive JSU's New Master of Fine Arts in Visual Communication

On August 8, Susan Cowan Robertson became the first recipient of Jacksonville State University’s Master of Fine Arts (MFA) degree in Visual Communication.
University Family Remembers Former First Lady Mrs. Ada Montgomery

She was a true Southern lady. The phrase was repeated often on Wednesday as news spread across the Jacksonville State University campus about the passing of former JSU First Lady Mrs. Ada Montgomery, wife of ninth JSU President Dr. Theron Montgomery, who died Tuesday night after a long illness. She was 88.
Author Joseph Scott Morgan to Speak on Death, Life, and JSU

If you had never met him and had no knowledge of his career or history, simply stepping into his office might provide the evidence needed to deduce his line of work...
Read at "The Roost:" JSU Offers Digital Publications Through New iPhone, iPad Newsstand App

Do you prefer to get your publications delivered electronically? Good news! Jacksonville State University’s official digital publication app, “The Roost,” is now free and ready to download from Apple’s App Store. The app is functional for both iPhone and iPad devices.
PEEHIP Wellness Program Presented on October 1

The Office of Human Resources has arranged for a PEEHIP Wellness Coordinator to come to campus and give a presentation to JSU faculty and staff on new and expanded benefits Wellness Program benefits.
SGA Initiates Shirt Swap Day to Increase Campus Pride

The Student Government Association at Jacksonville State University is implementing a new initiative to increase the amount of Gamecock gear worn around campus by providing inexpensive new JSU "swag" to students. The SGA Shirt Swap program is designed to increase school pride by incentivizing the act of wearing JSU gear on campus. The SGA will host "swaps" each Friday before a home football game from 11 a.m. - 2 p.m.
Visit Campus, Experience Gamecock Game Day at Fall Preview Day on October 4

Come experience Jacksonville State University and our campus at Fall Preview Day on Saturday, October 4! Sessions begin at 9 and 10 a.m. at Stephenson Hall on the JSU campus.
2014-2015 Freshman Forum Announced

The Office of Student Life is proud to announce the 2014-2015 Freshman Forum! Freshman Forum is an Elite Freshman Leadership Institute that allows freshman to gain leadership skills and knowledge that will benefit them in their college career and beyond.
Community Sober Tailgate at September 20 JSU vs. UWA Game

September is National Recovery Month. Come celebrate and join us at a Community-Wide Sober Tailgate Event on September 20, 2014 at noon on Dillon Field.
Memorial Service to be Held for John Brown (J.B.) on September 19

A memorial service for Mr. John Brown (J.B.) will be held at 4:00 p.m. on Friday, September, 19, 2014 at McClure Chapel on the campus of Jacksonville State University.
ROTC Cadets to Perform Training Exercises on September 19

September 19, 2014, ROTC will have training exercises outside Rowe Hall from 7 a.m. to 12 p.m.
Sweet Sounds-- Calhoun County Band Exhibition Set for Sept. 16 at JSU Stadium

Thirteen area marching bands including the Marching Southerners will perform at the Calhoun County Band Exhibition at JSU Stadium on Tuesday, September 16, 2014.
JSU Fishing Team Looking to Hook New Members

The JSU Fishing Team is looking for new members. The Fishing Team participates in college bass tournaments across the southeast. Participating organizations include B.A.S.S., FLW Outdoors, Fishlife, Cabelas and BoatUS.
Health Fair 2014- 12 years of SUCCESS! Making America Healthier One Student at a Time

Counseling Services, University Housing and Residence Life, Health Services Center (Project Vortex), The Fair Housing Agency of Alabama, and the JSU Peer Educators will sponsor an annual health fair on Thursday, September 11, in the TMB auditorium from 10:00 am -2:00 pm. The event will host agencies from around the state providing information and services to the campus and local community.
JSU Confers 412 Degrees at 2014 Summer Commencement

Leading the Friday, August 8 ceremony at JSU Stadium was top graduate Amber Dawn Barrett. Bishop F. Richard Spencer delivered the commencement address.
Explore Your Future at the Fall Career Fair on October 1

The Office of Career Services announces the annual Fall Career Fair on Wednesday, October 1 from 11 a.m. - 3 p.m. in the Merrill Hall Atrium.
Meet JSU's New Faculty- Fall 2014

Jacksonville State University's new faculty gathered for a group photo just prior to the beginning of the Fall 2014 semester.
Celebrate the Harvest at Farm and Garden Fest in the Canyon, September 20

The JSU Little River Canyon Center presents Farm and Garden Fest: Celebrate the Harvest, a day celebrating agriculture, gardening, farm life and livestock, on Saturday, September 20 from 10:30 a.m. - 3:30 p.m.
Edward Wood to Present September 11 Library Lunchtime Lecture

In honor of Patriot's Day on September 11th and remembering and maintaining the American spirit, Mr. Edward Wood will be this semester's first Library Lunchtime Lecture speaker at the Houston Cole Library.
Dorothy Quarles is September 2014 Employee of the Month

Congratulations to Ms. Dorothy Quarles, Jacksonville State University's Employee of the Month for September 2014.
The Real CSI: JSU Author Event with Joseph Scott Morgan to Explore the Truth Behind Death Investigation

Jacksonville State University’s Friends of the Houston Cole Library will present Joseph Scott Morgan, 2013 Georgia Author of the Year and JSU Distinguished Scholar of Applied Forensics, in a book talk and signing on September 19 at 7 p.m. on the 11th floor of the library. Morgan will read excerpts and discuss his recent memoir, Blood Beneath my Feet: The Journey of a Southern Death Investigator.
Interest Meeting Announced for May 2015 Rome Study Tour

There will be an interest meeting for a May Term 2015 Study Abroad trip to Rome, Italy on September 23 at 4:00 p.m. in Stone Center Room 326. If you'd like to participate, please note that there are a limited number of seats on this trip and they fill fast! Don't miss this meeting or the opportunity to travel!
Take a Hike-- JSU Field Schools Present Opportunities to Get Outdoors

The days are getting shorter and cooler, the back-to-school rush is over, and the yard work that was such a beast in July has become a little more manageable. What is there to do, then, on a football free September Saturday in Calhoun County? How about a walk on the wild side?
Patrice E. Carter Serves as Delegate at Phi Kappa Phi Biennial Convention

Patrice E. Carter, graduate student at Jacksonville State University, represented the university's chapter of The Honor Society of Phi Kappa Phi—the nation's oldest and most selective collegiate honor society for all academic disciplines—at the 43rd Biennial Convention held August 7-9 in St. Louis, Mo.
Constitution Day Celebration to Feature Screening of "A More Perfect Union: America Becomes a Nation"

Jacksonville State University will celebrate Constitution Day 2014 on Thursday, September 18, with a film screening of "A More Perfect Union: America Becomes a Nation" from 4:30-7 p.m. in the Leone Cole Auditorium.
Banner Finance Workshops to be Offered on September 4 & 9

September 4 and September 9, Banner Finance workshops will be taking place.
JSU to Focus on Emergency Preparedness During Ready JSU Week

Jacksonville State University will shine the light on emergency preparedness and celebrate volunteerism September 8-11 as the campus observes Ready JSU Week.
September 6 "Earth Day in the Fall" Features Film Screening, Photo Walk

As part of JSU's "Earth Day in the Fall" celebration, there will be a free screening of the award-winning nature documentary "America's Amazon" at the Jacksonville Community Center on Saturday, September 6 at 2 p.m. This will be followed by a photo walk.
"Tiny Deaths" by Mario Gallardo Opens Thursday, September 4 at Hammond Hall

The Hammond Hall Gallery at Jacksonville State announces a new exhibition by JSU alumnus Mario Gallardo. The exhibition, Tiny Deaths, opens with a reception on September 4 from 5-7 p.m. Works on display include a series of photograms made from human ashes, found art sculptures, ceramic installations and more. The reception is free and open to the public.
JSU Fall Registration Extended Through September 2

Don’t miss out on attending Jacksonville State University in the fall term! Application and registration at Jacksonville State University continue through September 2, 2014!
TIAA-CREF Individual Consultant Will Be On Campus September 3-4

JSU Employees... Mark your calendars! A TIAA-CREF Individual Consultant will be on site to conduct individual counseling sessions.
Jacksonville Firefighters to Host "Pink Out Jacksonville" on October 15

In observance of Breast Cancer Awareness Month, Jacksonville Professional Fire Fighters Association (JPFFA) Local 3948 is promoting "Pink Out Jacksonville" on Wednesday, October 15.
Medical Reserve Corps in JSU's College of Nursing Receives $20,000 Grant to Educate Public, Prep for Emergencies

The Medical Reserve Corps chapter for Calhoun and Cleburne counties, located in the Jacksonville State University College of Nursing, recently received a $20,000 grant from the Alabama Public Health Department that will provide state of the art emergency preparedness equipment and education.
Second Generation JSU Grad Jess Nelson Teaching in Honduras

While pursuing his education degree at Jacksonville State University, twenty-four year old Jess Nelson (’13) never dreamed that his journey would lead him overseas to teach in a country he has loved for years. Recently, however, Nelson’s path led him to Honduras, where he teaches elementary school.
Auburn University's Dr. Robert Boyd will present "Metal Hyperaccumulation: Plant Defense and Food Web Consequences" on Friday, August 29

Auburn University's Dr. Robert Boyd will present "Metal Hyperaccumulation: Plant Defense and Food Web Consequences" on Friday, August 29
PEEHIP - Humana - Compbenefits Open Enrollment Deadline Reminder

The last day to enroll and/or submit changes to your PEEHIP Insurance, as well as the Humana/Compbenefits Vision plan is Friday, August 29, 2014.
JSU's First Graduation Fair Will Be August 26

Are you planning to graduate Fall 2014? Take the hassle out of the tassel by attending JSU's inaugural Graduation Fair on August 26.

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