Community Invited to Retirement Reception for JSU President on April 3
A major chapter is coming to a close in Jacksonville State University history. President William A. Meehan – who has spent 47 years of his life at the university, 16 at its helm – is retiring. On April 3, the community is invited to commemorate his lasting legacy at a retirement celebration to be held from 4 to 7 p.m. on the fifth floor of Stadium Tower.
JSU Elects New Student Leaders
The student body at Jacksonville State University recently hit the polls to elect its new Student Government Association leaders for the upcoming school year. The university community can look forward to working with the following new faces in 2015-2016.
Education and Exercise-- 5Ks to Support JSU Scholarships
Remember that resolution you made back on New Year’s Eve to get in shape in 2015? Whether you are just getting started or well on your way, you can raise your heart rate while supporting Jacksonville State University at two 5K events in April.
JSU's Dr. Cynthia McCarty Selected as the State Board of Education liaison to the AASB board
At its December Board of Directors meeting, the Alabama Association of School Boards selected JSU's Dr. Cynthia McCarty as the State Board of Education liaison to the AASB board. Dr. Yvette Richardson has served as liaison for a one-year appointment and said her farewell at the March meeting in Birmingham at the Hyatt Regency Birmingham-The Wynfrey.
JSU's Online Nursing Program Ranked in Top 50 List by Affordable Colleges Online
Jacksonville State University has been recognized for having one of the Top Online Nursing Schools in the country by Affordable Colleges Online, which recently examined hundreds of accredited online nursing schools and ranked JSU in the top 50 in the list.
JSU Trustee Board Member and Former Alabama Secretary of State Jim Bennett Being Honored
JSU Trustee Board member and former Secretary of State Jim Bennett will be honored by Governor Robert Bentley and Secretary of State John H. Merrill on Wednesday, March 18, 2015 from 2:00-4:00 p.m. in the Old House Chamber of the Alabama State Capitol followed by a public reception in the Alabama Archives & History building’s Milo B. Howard auditorium.
Jacksonville State University Prepares to Spend One Day Without Shoes
Freshman Forum is excited to announce that the sixth annual One Day Without Shoes at JSU will be held Wednesday, April 15 from 11 a.m. to 3 p.m. on the Theron Montgomery Building Lawn.
A Cappella Choir to Preview Carnegie Hall Performance on March 15
The JSU A Cappella Choir will preview its upcoming Carnegie Hall performance during its spring concert on Sunday, March 15, at 3:00 p.m. at First United Methodist Church of Anniston.
DEADLINE EXTENDED- Nominations Sought for Presidential Community Service, Service Learning Awards
The Service Committee is proud to announce two new Presidential Service Awards for all JSU affiliated groups and organizations. The awards will be presented at the Second Annual Service Showcase on March 31.
JSU's Pete Conroy Receives River Hero Award
Conroy received the recognition for his decades of work highlighted by his White House role as a U.S. Federal Commissioner for the Tristate Water Compacts, appointed by President Bill Clinton and retained by President George W. Bush.
CORE Offers Free March 12 Workshop on Cloud-Based Productivity
Join the Collaborative Regional Education (CORE) initiative on the 5th floor of Stadium Tower on Thursday, March 12, for a free one-day CORE workshop, Cloud-Based Productivity: Practical Applications for the Classroom Teacher or IT Staff.
Award-winning Artist Nannan Shen to Perform on March 11
On March 11, the David L Walters Department of Music will present Nannan Shen, a noted erhu player from Linhai China. The concert is a part of the 2015 Kaleidoscope event series and will take place in the Mason Hall Performance Center at 7:30 p.m.
NEW DATE- Banner Budget Training Offered on Tuesday, March 17
The Office of the Controller and Office of Procurement and Fixed Assets will offer a Banner Finance Workshop, "Everything You Ever Need to Know About Managing Your Budget," on Tuesday, March 17.
Luck Be a Lifestyle- Learn Healthy Habits at March 11 Wellness Wednesday
March 11 is your lucky day! JSU’s Nutrition and Exercise Science programs invite the campus to enjoy a healthy lunch followed by tips on how to eat and live better at the March 11 Wellness Wednesday luncheon!
SGA Elections: Vote March 12
JSU students will have the opportunity to choose their 2015-2016 student leaders during the annual SGA elections on March 12. Voting will take place online from 12:01 a.m. to 5 p.m.
Afternoon, Evening Classes Cancelled for March 5
Due to the possibility of hazardous road conditions this afternoon and evening, Jacksonville State University will close today at 12:30 p.m. All afternoon and evening classes are cancelled.
Weather Update: JSU Monitoring Thursday's Road Conditions
JSU is monitoring the weather for hazardous conditions and, at this time, plans to operate on its regular schedule on Thursday.
Laura Pruitt is March 2015 Employee of the Month
Congratulations to Ms. Laura Pruitt, Jacksonville State University's Employee of the Month for March 2015. Ms. Pruitt is the Payroll Specialist in Office of Payroll.
Calhoun Chamber, JSU CED Present Annual Economic Forum March 11
This year’s forum marks the 13th annual Economic Update for the Chamber, which includes the results of a recent economic outlook prediction Chamber membership survey for the upcoming year.
Faculty Applicants Sought for 2015 Japan Studies Institute
The Japan Studies Institute (JSI), a two week residential program held on the San Diego State University campus, offers an opportunity for AASCU faculty from any discipline to learn from scholars, business leaders, artists and journalists about Japanese civilization, history, language, business, and education.
TIAA-CREF to Offer Individual Counseling Sessions at JSU March 17-18
Setting up a long-term financial plan can be a complicated task. For JSU employees, meeting with a TIAA-CREF Individual Consultant can help you sort things out and make informed decisions.
JSU Creatives Bring Home Addys, EDMA, CAA Awards
Faculty, staff, students and alumni from Jacksonville State University were recently recognized for their artistic contributions on behalf of the university.
State Political Experts to Gather at JSU on March 6-7
Some of the state’s top political experts will gather on JSU’s campus on for the annual meeting of the Alabama Political Science Association.
Competition Heats Up for Mr. & Miss. JAX State and Mr. & Miss. Friendly
Who will represent JSU as Mr. & Miss. Jax State and Mr. & Miss. Friendly 2015? Vote for your favorites on March 12.
JSU Establishes PRSSA Chapter
The Communications Department now has an officially recognized chapter of PRSSA, Public Relations Student Society of America.
Find Your Future at the 2015 Spring Career Fair
Is your graduation around the corner? Are you looking for a job? The Office of Career Services announces the Spring Career Fair on Wednesday, March 4 from 1 - 4 p.m. in the Merrill Hall Atrium.
February 25 ECE Rescheduled for March 4
The English Competency Exam scheduled for Wednesday, February 25 at 3 p.m. was postponed due to inclement weather. The new date for the ECE has been set for Wednesday, March 4 at 3 p.m.
NEW DATE- Vote for Your Favorite at March 4 Martin Hall Chili Cook-Off
Sample some chili and vote for your favorite at the Ninth Annual Martin Hall Chili Cook-Off. Proceeds benefit Relay for Life.
JSU Classes Cancelled for Wednesday, February 25
The National Weather Service has issued a Winter Storm Warning for our area on Wednesday, February 25 beginning at 9 a.m. and ending at midnight CST. Due to this approaching storm system, all classes at Jacksonville State University on Wednesday have been cancelled. Only essential employees should report to work on Wednesday.
Weather Update: Freezing Rain Predicted North of Campus Overnight
Freezing rain is expected again for Northeast Alabama overnight. JSU is monitoring the weather and anticipates no delays or cancellations at this time. Those commuting from areas north of campus are encouraged to check road conditions before driving to Jacksonville.
Weather Announcement- Normal Operations Resume at JSU Tuesday
Normal operations will resume on Tuesday at Jacksonville State University. Commuters in outlying areas are asked to monitor road conditions in their immediate areas and use their best judgment before heading to campus.
Weather Announcement: Monday Evening Classes Cancelled
Due to the potential for icy road conditions, JSU is canceling Monday evening classes as of 4:30 p.m. The Gamecock Express will continue to run on-campus routes until 6 p.m. and downtown routes until 8 p.m. The cafeteria will follow its regular schedule, while WOW Wingery will close at 9 p.m.
JSU Opening at Noon on February 26; Classes Resume at 12:45 p.m.
Due to additional snow accumulation overnight, Jacksonville State University will delay classes and operations on Thursday, February 26, until noon. Classes will resume at 12:45 p.m.
Weather Update- Classes Delayed Thursday, February 26
Due to hazardous road conditions, Jacksonville State University will delay classes and operations on Thursday, February 26, until 10 a.m. All classes starting before 10 a.m. are cancelled, with the first class session starting at 11 a.m.
JSU to Resume Normal Schedule on Friday, February 27
Jacksonville State University will resume a normal schedule on Friday, February 27. All students and employees are reminded to use caution since some roads and bridges could still contain icy patches.
February 27 ACTE Regional Technology Fair Postponed
The ACTE Regional Technology Fair scheduled for Friday, February 27 at Jacksonville State University has been postponed. Even though JSU is open for normal operations, some school systems registered for the event are scheduled for delayed openings. These delays require us to reschedule the event at a later date.
A Cappella Choir Makes Final Fundraising Push for Trip to Carnegie Hall
JSU's A Cappella Choir will soon depart for NYC and Carnegie Hall for the performance of a lifetime. Before they hit the road, they are conducting one more fundraising activity to help fund their trip.
2015 JSU Marching Ballerina Interest Meeting
The Marching Ballerinas are having an interest meeting February 27 that will start at 6 p.m. in the Mason Hall Performance Center.
JSU Drama Gets Hoppy with Frog and Toad
"A Year With Frog and Toad" continues through March 1 at Ernest Stone Performing Arts Center.
Weather Update: Normal Operations Resume Saturday
Classes will meet and Preview Day will go on as planned.
Weather Announcement: Friday Evening Classes Cancelled
Based on the potential for ice on roadways, Jacksonville State University is canceling classes Friday evening. The Gamecock Express bus system will continue to run until 6 p.m. Residence halls and the dining facility will remain open. WOW will close at 9 p.m.
Fourth Annual JSU Jazz Festival Brings Musicians Together on March 6
High School and college groups from around the area will gather on the JSU campus on March 6 for the Fourth Annual JSU Jazz Festival. The public can listen in, too, during a free concert at noon.
Grace and Grit: Lilly Ledbetter to Speak, Sign Memoir at March 16 Event
Lilly Ledbetter, whose fight for equal pay and women’s rights went all the way to the Supreme Court and resulted in the Ledbetter Fair Pay Restoration Act, will speak and sign her book “Grace and Grit: My Fight for Equal Pay and Fairness at Goodyear and Beyond,” at Jacksonville State University's Houston Cole Library on Monday, March 16 at 7 p.m.
U.S. Senator Richard Shelby Visits JSU
The visit was Senator Shelby's Calhoun County stop on a tour of all Alabama counties. Also in attendance were area mayors and Chamber of Commerce representatives.
Price Lowered on Some Summer Online Courses
Want to take classes while you work or live at home this summer? JSU is offering special online classes for undergraduate students during the 2015 summer terms.
Connect With Your Future at Chamber's February 23 'Get Linked' Event
Monday, February 23, from 5:30-7:30 p.m., the Calhoun County Chamber of Commerce will host its semi-annual Get Linked event for students at the Hampton Inn in Jacksonville. The goal of the event is to provide students the opportunity to connect with area professionals and employers of all levels.
Kaleidoscope Festival of the Arts Continues Through April
Kaleidoscope, Jacksonville State University's annual Festival of the Arts, continues through April. Check out the schedule and spend some time on our campus this spring!
Visiting Artist Frank Hamrick to Lecture at Roundhouse Gallery on February 19
Please join the Art Department in welcoming Associate Professor Frank Hamrick from Louisiana Tech University who will be giving an artist lecture in the Roundhouse Lecture Hall at 5 p.m. on February 19. The lecture is in conjunction with Hamrick's exhibition of tintypes and handmade books, "Sometimes Rivers Run Backwards."
Houston Cole Library Wants Your Feedback
The Houston Cole Library begins its effectiveness survey soon. Offer your feedback and you could win a GoPro camera!
Spring and Summer Graduation Fair Set for February 26
Take the hassle out of the tassel at the Spring and Summer 2015 Graduation Fair!