Marching Ballerina “Boot Camp” Registration Kicks Off May 1
Registration for the Marching Ballerina “Boot Camp” kicks off on May 1. This is a fun, half-day class for all school ages. Participants will learn dances from Marching Ballerinas and have the opportunity to perform for friends and family.
Lunch and Learn Slated for May 19
In observance of Jewish American Heritage Month, the JSU Diversity and Inclusion Committee presents "Diversity, Multicultural Education, and Jewish Inclusion," a Lunch and Learn lecture on Friday, May 19, 11:30 a.m. until 1:00 p.m., in Rm. 355 Ayers Hall.
Jacksonville State University Announces 2017 Spring Commencement
Plans are set for Jacksonville State University's Spring 2017 graduation, which will be held April 28, 2017 at Pete Mathews Coliseum.
Anonymous Threat Made on JSU Graduation Ceremonies
JSU authorities have received an anonymous communication from an individual threatening to disrupt graduation ceremonies on Friday, April 28.
JSU Coordinator Lands Grant for Teachers to Attend CORE
Weaver Elementary School was recently awarded a $750 grant from M&H Valve, part of the McWane Foundation, to send 10 teachers to CORE Academy as a collaborative effort between Jennifer McCullars, JSU CORE conference coordinator in the Institute for Innovation, and Summer Davis, principal at Weaver Elementary School.
JSU Professor Appointed to State Reading Committee
Dr. Janet Bavonese, assistant professor of elementary and reading education and department head for the Department of Curriculum and Instruction, was appointed as co-chair of the Alabama State Department of Education Strategic Planning Committee on Reading by the State Superintendent of Education.
Annual Marching Ballerina Fundraiser Showcase Kicks Off May 12
The JSU Marching Ballerinas will host their 6th annual Marching Ballerina Fundraiser Showcase on Friday, May 12, at 7 p.m., in the Stone Center Auditorium. The minimum suggested donation is $5, and all donations are welcomed.
Student Gets Diploma for Birthday
For any college student, graduation day is among the biggest days of one’s life. But for Sydney Reed Jones, her college graduation will take place on her 22nd birthday, April 28, making it all the more special.
SBDC Client Named Small Business Person of the Year
A client of the JSU Small Business Development Center, Jodie Ray Stanfield, has been named the 2017 Alabama Small Business Person of the Year. Stanfield is owner of Local Joe’s Trading Post in Rainbow City.
International House Hosts Annual Awards Banquet
On April 14, 2017, the annual International House awards banquet, sponsored by the International Endowment Foundation, banquet was held in the Houston Cole Library.
Unmask the Magic of “The Phantom of the Opera” June 9-18
He’s here…the Phantom of the Opera, that is! The Jacksonville Opera Theatre (JOT) proudly presents “The Phantom of the Opera” June 9-18, at the Oxford Performing Arts Center.
Faculty Spotlight: Jan Gryko
Chemistry Professor Jan Gryko has the "solution" for making classes engaging.
JSU Calls for Applications for Second GenCyber Security Camp
Jacksonville State University is excited to announce that the second GenCyber camp will take place July 10-14 in Ayers Hall on the university’s campus. The week-long camp will provide cyber security training for 25 high school and middle school teachers in the fields of math, computer science, technology and social studies.
2017 Season Football Tickets Now on Sale
Season Tickets are now on sale for the 2017 Jacksonville State football season, one that will feature five home games and a nationally-televised opener in Montgomery.
Library Hosts Game Day on April 18
The Houston Cole Library invites students to relax and unwind during the week of finals with a board and card game day on April 18. This event will run from 1 p.m. until 10 p.m. on the 11th floor of the Houston Cole Library.
JSU Remembers the Holocaust on April 13
JSU will host its annual Holocaust Remembrance event on April 13, 7:30 p.m., in the Stone Performing Arts Center. This event is free and open to the public.
JSU Partners with 2GNO.ME to Innovate Teacher Professional Development
Jacksonville State University's Collaborative Regional Education (CORE) program and 2gno.me have partnered to bring a first-of-its-kind professional development program to K-12 administrators and teachers across the nation.
Annual Calhoun County Spring Shrimp Boil Heats Up on April 20
The 12th Annual Calhoun County Spring Shrimp Boil will be held at the JSU Alumni House pavilion on Thursday, April 20, 6–8pm.
Faculty Spotlight: David Thornton
Associate professor of computer science and gaming expert David Thornton helps students "level up" in class and in life.
Annual Education Fair Slated for April 13
The Department of Career Services and the School of Education will host the 5th annual Education Fair, a reverse career fair, on April 13, 8:30 a.m. until 4:00 p.m., at the Pete Mathews Coliseum.
JSU CORE Seeking Pilot Program Participants
JSU's Collaborative Regional Education (CORE) program and 2gno.me have partnered to bring a first-of-its-kind professional development platform to K-12 superintendents, principals and assistant principals nationwide.
Cockystock Brings Cool Vibes
The SGA invites campus to the fourth annual Cockystock music and arts festival on April 5.
Campus Closed on April 5 Due to Severe Weather Threat
SU will be closed on Wednesday, April 5, due to two rounds of severe weather that are forecast for our area.
There’s No Place Like Wonderland: “Dorothy Meets Alice”
JSU Drama will present "Dorothy Meets Alice," a fantastical trip through Wonderland and Oz, April 7-9.
University Monitoring Severe Storm System
Please stay weather aware. All students, faculty and staff are strongly encouraged to enroll in the university's Emergency Alert System.
Faculty Spotlight: Dr. Tina Deshotels
Dr. Tina Deshotels, professor and coordinator of the sociology program at JSU, feels responsible for helping her students grow into better people over the course of the semester.
JSU Art Department Hosts Exit Strategy Show on April 13
The JSU Art Department will host “Exit Strategy,” the Bachelor of Fine Arts and Bachelor of Arts senior capstone project art show, on Thursday, April 13. This event will take place 5-7 p.m. in Hammond Gallery. Admission is free.
Governor Appoints Rusty Fuller to Board of Trustees
The Alabama Senate has confirmed Gov. Robert Bentley’s appointment of Rusty Fuller to the Jacksonville State University Board of Trustees, effective immediately. He will represent Congressional District 6, filling a seat left vacant following the death of longtime trustee Jim Bennett in August.
Annual Jazz Festival Breaks it Down on March 31
The 6th Annual JSU Jazz Festival will be held on Friday, March 31, and will feature eight High School Bands, all 10 JSU Jazz groups, and Grammy-Award Winning Trumpeter Ashlin Parker. Parker will be performing with the Downbeat Award-Winning JSU Jazz Ensemble I at the noon concert.
Honors Program Collects Donations for 2nd Chance Throughout April
The JSU Honors Program students are currently hosting “Drive out Sexual Assault,” a collection drive for toiletries and other miscellaneous items to benefit 2nd Chance, Inc., a local center in Anniston for victims of sexual assault.
Fraternities and Sororities Recognized for Excellence
The JSU Dean of Students Office hosted the annual Greek Awards Program on March 12, recognizing outstanding chapters for excellence in academics, university/community relations, membership intake/new member programming, chapter management, financial management, and campus involvement.
Students Lead "Operation Beautiful" Campaign
The JSU Peer Educators and several other student organizations are participating in Operation Beautiful, a campaign to post anonymous notes of encouragement in public places to promote positive body images and combat negative self-talk.
Women of JSU Panel Discussion
JSU’s celebration of Women’s History Month, “Women of JSU: Past, President and Future,” continues on March 28 with a panel discussion featuring prominent JSU women at 2 p.m. on the 11th floor of the Houston Cole Library.
CED Helps Eighth Graders Plan for Future
Staff and interns from the JSU Center for Economic Development helped local 8th graders prepare for their future at the 2017 Worlds of Work expo held March 7-9 at the Oxford Civic Center.
Chamber Singers Spring Concert Slated for April 6 & 9
On Sunday, April 9th, the Jacksonville State University Chamber Singers will be presenting their spring concert at 3 p.m at the Church of the Ascension in Vestavia Hills, Alabama. The Chamber Singers will also be performing this concert locally on Thursday, April 6th, at 7:30 p.m. at First Presbyterian Church in Jacksonville.
Planetarium Show: Stars of the Pharaohs
Travel to ancient Egypt at this month’s planetarium show, “Stars of the Pharaohs,” on April 8, 4 p.m. and 5 p.m., at the JSU Planetarium located on the third floor of Martin Hall.
A Cappella Choir and Calhoun County Civic Chorale Present Spring Concert on April 2
On Sunday, April 2, 2017, the Jacksonville State University A Cappella Choir and the Calhoun County Civic Chorale will join forces to present their spring concert at 3 p.m. at First United Methodist Church in Anniston.
JSU Hosts 36th Annual Social Work Conference on March 17
Jacksonville State University will host its 36th annual Social Work Conference in the Houston Cole Library on Friday, March 17, 2017.
Determining the Validity of an E-mail
Neil Johnson, JSU Network Applications Engineer, offers tips on determining whether an e-mail is a phishing scam.
Tickets Available for "Echosmith" Concert on March 30
Chart-topping American indie pop band Echosmith will perform for all the “Cool Kids” at JSU on March 30 at 7 p.m. in Pete Mathews Coliseum.
Students Elect 2017-18 SGA Leaders
The students have spoken and the 2017-18 SGA leaders have been elected.
Waffle House Leadership Delivers “Building a Career After College” Talk on March 13
Please join Career Services on March 13 as the senior leadership at Waffle House tell their stories and explain how you could make your own career under the “Yellow Sign.” This event will begin at 2 p.m. and take place in room 105 of Merrill Hall.
Faculty Spotlight: Jennifer Troncale
Possessing a true love for educating young minds, Jennifer Troncale was initially apprehensive about leaving the elementary classroom. When she came to JSU as an adjunct university supervisor, she observed practicum students teaching lessons and quickly realized that “by mentoring and coaching pre-service teachers,” she could “directly impact student learning.”
Tuesday Talks Slated for March 14
On Tuesday, March 14, JSU’s Academic Advisement will host their monthly Tuesday Talks, which will begin at 5:00 p.m. on the 11th floor of the Houston Cole Library.
Study Abroad in Costa Rica in 2018
Looking for adventure? Travel to Costa Rica with your fellow Gamecocks in May 2018! Biology Professor Benjie Blair will lead JSU students on a nine-day study abroad trip May 17-25, 2018.
JSU Planetarium to Explore Exoplanets
The JSU Planetarium will present “Exoplanets: Worlds of Wonder,” on March 11, 4 p.m. and 5 p.m., on the third floor of Martin Hall.
JSU Instructor to Support a US Senate Committee
Dr. Natalie Fussell, an adjunct instructor in the Department of Emergency Management, has been selected as a detailee to the US Senate Homeland Security and Governmental Affairs Committee (Majority staff).
JSU Center for Autism Studies Hosts Parent Conference on March 28
The Jacksonville State University Center for Autism Studies will be hosting a parent mini-conference on Tuesday, March 28, 5–7 p.m., on the 11th floor of the Houston Cole Library.
Famed Spanish Piano Duo to Perform on Campus
Spanish born duo-pianists Elena Martin and Jose Meliton will perform at the annual Foothills Piano Festival at JSU on March 11, 7:30 p.m., at Mason Hall Performance Center. Admission is free and open to the public.
PRSA State President Visits JSU
Missy Burchart, president of the Alabama chapter of the Public Relations Society of America, visited JSU on March 1 to share her expertise with PR students and local PR professionals.