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Gallery to Open With 'Instill' on September 3

The opening reception for Instill, a multimedia art show featuring work by former and current Jacksonville State University Art Department faculty, will be Thursday, Sept. 3 from 5-7 p.m. The show will be on display through Sept. 24 in our newly remodeled Hammond Hall Gallery.

JSU Fans Invited to Suit Up for College Colors Day Sept. 4

On Fridays, JSU fans wear red. This Friday, there is even more incentive to suit up in JSU gear because Sept. 4 is College Colors Day!
Celebrating with the Southerners

The Marching Southerners are back on campus and gearing up for a spectacular 2015 season. This year's show will celebrate the university's proud history and promising future.
JSU Awards 367 Degrees at Summer Commencement

Three hundred sixty-seven candidates for graduation crossed the stage to receive their degrees during Jacksonville State University’s Summer 2015 Commencement exercises on Friday, August 7 at JSU Stadium.
Ten JSU Classrooms Get A New Back-to-School Look

Students are returning to campus to find classrooms have been redesigned into collaborative, state-of-the-art learning spaces.
JSU Helps Raise Spirits and $9K for Area Needy

More than $9,200 was raised for families in need at the 10th annual Spirit on Mountain Street festival held at JSU on Aug. 27.
Civic Chorale Seeks Voices

The Calhoun County Civic Chorale is warming up for its 2015-2016 season and is looking for new singers to round out the ensemble. The first rehearsal is August 31, 7:15 p.m., at the Mason Hall performance center at Jacksonville State University and interested singers are invited to come learn more about the group.
Campus Welcomes John M. Beehler as 12th President

John M. Beehler assumed the helm today as 12th president of Jacksonville State University. He succeeds William A. Meehan, who retired June 30 after serving as the university's top administrator for 16 years.
JSU Selects John M. Beehler as 12th President

John M. Beehler was named the 12th president of Jacksonville State University today during a special session of the Board of Trustees held on campus at Houston Cole Library. He assumes the helm on July 1.
Banner Finance Training Opportunities to be Offered September 3 & 8

The Office of the Controller and Office of Procurement and Fixed Assets will offer Banner Finance Workshops on September 3 and 8. To register or for more information, please contact Jennifer Evans at or 256-782-5002.
Kellie Pickler to Perform at JSU Stadium

Farmer's & Merchants Bank will present country star Kellie Pickler in concert on August 29, 7 p.m., in JSU Stadium. Admission is free and open to the public.
Meet Dr. John Beehler: JSU's Freshman President

A first generation college student, Dr. John Beehler never thought he would one day become a college president. He took over the reins as JSU's top administrator on July 1 and is loving life so far on the Friendliest Campus in the South.
Welcome Class of 2019 at Freshman Convocation

Campus is invited to Freshman Convocation on August 25 to welcome the freshman class into the JSU Family.
Housing Move-In Day on August 22

Students are headed back to campus this weekend before the fall term kicks off next week. Here's everything you need to know to make Move-In Day a success - even if you are a faculty or staffer.
Retired Business Professor George Trivoli Passes Away

Dr. George Trivoli, retired eminent scholar for the JSU College of Commerce and Business Administration, died on August 12 in Bradenton, Florida. He was 81 years old. Born in Pittsburgh, the U.S. Army veteran earned a Ph.D. from the University of Virginia. After a distiguished career as a college professor, he retired from JSU in 1998.
Spirit on Mountain Street Set for Aug. 27

Eat! Give! Cheer! JSU and the City of Jacksonville have teamed up to present the 10th annual Spirit on Mountain Street festival on Thursday, August 27, at 6 p.m. outside the main entrance to the JSU Stadium. Admission is $1 and proceeds benefit the Jacksonville Christian Outreach Center, a charitable organization that supports the city’s needy.
Meet JSU's Elite Eight

While many high school students dream of attending college for free, for eight incoming freshmen at JSU, the dream is becoming reality.
Lightning Strike Causes Some Campus Phone Outages

Due to a lightning strike during Monday night's thunderstorms some areas of the JSU campus are currently without phone service. We are working with our vendor to resolve the issues as quickly as possible.
JSU Cheerleaders, Cocky Get Gold Bid to Nationals

They may root for the red and white, but today they’re golden. Last week at Myrtle Beach, the JSU Cheerleaders and Cocky sealed a Gold Bid for their second consecutive trip to Nationals.
Celebrate Man's Best Friend at 2nd Annual Dog Daze at the Canyon on August 29

In addition to fun activities for your pet, this year's event will feature a special treat for humans: a live noon performance by the bluegrass and folk jam group Gypsy Begonias.
Cocky Daze, SGA Welcome Week Kick off Fall 2015 at JSU

Attend a block party with the Park Band, connect with fellow Gamecocks at Get On Board Day, even try your hand at trivia or board games during Cocky Daze and Welcome Week 2015.
JSU's Joe Morgan Selected for First Oman Alwaleed Fellowship Study Visit

Dr. Joe Morgan, an associate professor in the Department of Physical and Earth Sciences, has been selected as one of several outstanding faculty leaders from the Model Arab League Student Leadership Development Program to take part in first-ever Oman Alwaleed Fellowship Study Visit Aug. 13-23.
JSU Summer Graduation Set for August 7 at JSU Stadium

Jacksonville State University announces Summer 2015 Graduation, which will take place on Friday, August 7 at 7:30 p.m. on Burgess-Snow Field.
Listen, Look and Learn at the Little River Canyon Center

Are frogs your favorite or do you find butterflies more beautiful? Is your perfect weekend written in the stars or found underground? Join experts in fields such as biology, ecology, astronomy, lepidoptery and archaeology for unique, free learning opportunities at the Little River Canyon Center.
Grads Hobbs, Zuchelli to Take Gamecock Spirit into Aviation, Nursing

On Friday evening, many JSU graduates will be on the brink of a new beginning. JSU ROTC Cadet Christopher Hobbs and Autumn Zuchelli will be among those beginning fresh chapters in life.
PEEHIP to Hold Info Sessions on August 3

PEEHIP will be on campus Monday, August 3, 2015, to conduct information sessions on changes effective October 1st, Open Enrollment, the Wellness Program and Flexible Spending Plan.
Scheduled Upgrades to Cause Intermittent WiFi Access on July 30 & 31

The university is performing a hardware upgrade that will impact wireless access in several areas on campus on July 30-31.
Accreditation Team for Police Department Seeks Public Comment

Faculty, staff, students and members of the community are invited to provide feedback to a team of assessors from the Commission on Accreditation for Law Enforcement Agencies, Inc. (CALEA) on Aug. 3.
Banner Finance Training Opportunities to be Offered August 6 & 11

The Office of the Controller and Office of Procurement and Fixed Assets will offer two Banner Finance Workshops during the month of August. To register or for more information, please contact Jennifer Evans at or 256-782-5002.
Jack Hopper Cafeteria Closed for Repairs

Due to a cooling tower failure, the Jack Hopper Cafeteria is closed until further notice. While the repair is made, the Gamecock Diner will serve a buffet style menu during the Caf’s regular summer operating hours.
Scheduled Power Outage at Select Buildings July 24 and 27

The power to Hammond Hall, Anders Roundhouse and the Computer Center will be turned off for repairs on Friday, July 24 and Monday, July 27, at 6 a.m., for approximately two hours. Questions? Contact W. Lee Handley, assistant director of the Physical Plant, at 256-782-5444.
Recap of the July 20 JSU Board of Trustees Meeting

“This is a meeting of many firsts,” board chairman Jim Bennett said after calling the summer meeting of the JSU Board of Trustees to order on July 20.
JSU Names New International House Director

Chandni Khadka has been named director of the JSU International House and Programs, effective January 4, 2016.
The Land of “Co-Opportunity”

Since 1977, the JSU Co-Op program has offered students paid experience in their fields while completing their degrees.
JSU Receives Good Roots Grant from the Alabama Power Foundation

Jacksonville State University was recently named 1 of 44 recipients of the Good Roots Grant from the Alabama Power Foundation. At JSU, this money will go to install seven Bosque Elms, which will fill in a gap between existing elms and create an entire line of elms all the way down Pennsylvania Avenue.
Parking Decals for 2015-16 Now Available for Purchase

JSU students, staff and faculty can now purchase a 2015-2016 parking decal beginning July 15, 2015 through their MyJSU account. For any further questions or concerns, please contact the UPD at 256-782-5050.
JSU Trustees to Meet on July 20

The Jacksonville State University Board of Trustees will hold their quarterly meeting on Monday, July 20, 2015 at 10 a.m. on the eleventh floor of the Houston Cole Library.
Music for the Mind: Local Festival Benefits JSU Student’s Nonprofit

JSU graduate and incoming graduate student Torsten Dryden has founded The Choice, a charity aimed at serving as a multifaceted, mental health resource that matches people with mental health care support that best suits their needs.
JSU’s National Society of Collegiate Scholars Receives Prestigious Award

The National Society of Collegiate Scholars (NSCS) recently held its ScholarCon Conference in Orlando, Florida, June 25-28. Anna Bowden, president of the JSU chapter, and Ashley Toney, vice president, attended the Scholar Con Conference. During the Honor Gala Star awards luncheon the Jacksonville State University chapter was recognized as a Gold Star Chapter recipient.
Orientation Offers New Students a Road Map to JSU

Before classes, exams, Greek Rush and meal plans, all JSU students must first get initiated into college life by attending Gamecock Orientation. At this event, incoming freshman are given an opportunity to learn about campus as well as get a preview into what college life will be like through a series of guided tours and planned skits and activities.
From the Boonies to Broadway: JSU Student Lands Internship in New York

JSU senior and Broadway baby Macon Prickett, who was raised on a farm in Alexandria, is a marketing intern on Broadway this summer at the Roundabout Theatre Company.
JSU Graduates Plow Their Way to Top Three in Outstanding Young Farm Families

Lance and Stephanie Miller, both Jacksonville State University graduates, have been selected as one of three finalists for the Outstanding Young Farm Families (OYFF) by ALFA Farmers Federation. Their historic family farm, which has 1,100-acres of cropland and four broiler poultry houses, began in 1851 in Blount County.
JSU Fishing Teams Reel in Tournament Awards

Recently, the Jacksonville State University Fishing Team was well represented at the Fishlife Collegiate Tournament at Neely Henry. The team of Madison Hayes and Hunter Hayes took first place, and the team of Drake Champion and Colter Turner came in sixth place. The JSU Fishing Team competed with fishing teams from universities and colleges across the state.
University Will Be Closed Friday, July 3 for Independence Day

Jacksonville State University will be closed on Friday, July 3 in observance of Independence Day. Have a safe and happy Fourth!
Banner Finance Training Opportunities to be Offered July 2 & 8

Banner Finance Training Opportunities will be offered July 2 and 8. To register or for more information, please contact Jennifer Evans at or 256-782-5002.
2015 CORE Academy Proves to be the Best Yet

The annual CORE Academy was held June 2-4, 2015 on the campus of Jacksonville State University. The theme this year was “Flipping the Academy.” JSU faculty and staff, along with local superintendents, principals, and educators shared their unique and innovative ideas for using technology while flipping their classrooms.
Faculty Senate Elects New Officers and Sets Dates for Next Year

The Jacksonville State University Faculty Senate recently met to elect new officers and set meeting dates for the next year.
Temporary Power Outage Scheduled for Pete Mathews Coliseum on June 27

There will be a temporary scheduled power outage at the Pete Mathews Coliseum on Saturday, June 27 beginning at 7 a.m. This scheduled outage will be necessary to make repairs.
JSU Forensics Provides Leadership Training to Outstanding Etowah Teens

Last week, 22 rising high school seniors were awarded college credit by JSU for their participation in the annual Etowah County Sheriff’s Office Student Leadership Academy.
Jacksonville Community Garden is Ripe for Volunteers

It’s that time of year again! The Jacksonville Community Garden is growing ripe and volunteers are welcome. If you would like to contribute to this community effort through a donation of your time, please email Dr. Akpan at or Dr. Beard at, or call 256-782-5833.

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