JSU Gives Thanks
With the comforting smells of Thanksgiving dinner and precious visits with friendly faces, this time of year beckons each of us to reflect upon our blessings and give thanks. Jacksonville State University has much to be thankful for, so we asked many of our Gamecocks what they are giving thanks for this season.
JSU Student Opens Music Repair Business
Do you have an old musical instrument that needs a small repair to put it back in the game? Well, that dusty guitar or saxophone sitting in the back of your closet is in luck because Ramsey’s Musical Instrument Repair has recently opened in Mason Hall on Jacksonville State University’s campus.
Campus Offices Invited to "Deck the Halls" for Holiday Decorating Contest
Help the Department of Human Resources “Deck the Halls” of Jacksonville State University with holiday spirit. To participate in the First Office Holiday Decorating Contest, register your team by Nov. 20.
JSU Receives $12 Million from the National i3 2015 Competition
Jacksonville State University has been named among the 13 highest-rated applications for the $113 million Investing in Innovation (i3) 2015 competition by the U.S. Department of Education. This will enhance the JSU CORE (Collaborative Regional Education) program.
President and First Lady Welcomed to Canyon Center
Dr. John and Dr. Pamela Beehler were welcomed to their first visit to the JSU Canyon Center during Canyon Fest.
Atlanta Advertising CEO to Speak on Web Design Nov. 16
Kriston Sellier, CEO of Atlanta-based advertising firm id8, will discuss web design and the impact of mobile devices as a guest lecturer in a marketing class on Nov. 16.
Mental Health Fair and Free Screenings Slated for Nov. 19
The JSU College of Nursing and Counseling Services are partnering to host a free mental health fair on Thursday, November 19, 9:00 a.m. – 3:30 p.m. in the TMB Auditorium.
Community Invited to Annual JSU in Lights on Nov. 30
Ring in the holidays at Jacksonville State University! Enjoy music, fellowship and holiday snacks before we throw the switch on the campus lights at 5 p.m. on Nov. 30.
Encore! Show Choir to Totally Rock the 1980s on Nov. 19
JSU’s Encore! Show Choir is hopping in its wayback machine and setting the dial to the 1980s for its fall concert on Nov. 19, 7:30 p.m., at the Mason Hall Performance Center. Admission is free and open to the public.
JSU Receives $364K in Federal Support for Cyber Security Projects
The JSU Center for Information Security and Assurance has received two federal grants totaling more than $364,000 to strengthen cyber security in Northeast Alabama and beyond.
JSU Drama to Present Euripides' "The Bacchae" Nov. 12-15
Written more 2,000 years ago, Euripides’s work “The Bacchae” is one of the strangest and most engaging of the Greek tragedies. Director Caroline Price's concept, which will be presented by the JSU Drama Department at the Ernest Stone Center for the Performing Arts on the JSU campus Nov. 12-15, imagines what happens when the powers that be decide to outlaw the worship of the god of "sex, drugs and rock and roll" and the price that is paid for defying Dionysus.
JSU Choral Activities Present Annual Renaissance Madrigal Dinner Dec. 4-5
The Madrigal Dinner is a dinner theatre event written and produced by JSU Choral Activities under the direction of Dr. Patricia Corbin. Both evenings will begin with Wassail followed by a multi-course feast while members of the JSU Chamber Singers and A Cappella Choir enact a farcical drama.
JSU Forensics Scholar Appearing on “Georgia Mysteries”
While JSU students are used to him casually walking into a classroom to lecture, you have likely seen Joseph Scott Morgan during one of his many national television appearances on Headline News, CNN, PBS or ID Discovery discussing forensic evidence from headline murder cases. This month, you can catch him on “Georgia Mysteries,” a new series on Atlanta’s 11Alive led by former Court TV and HLN reporter Vinnie Politan.
Community Invited to Veterans Day Ceremony on Nov. 11
JSU and the City of Jacksonville have joined forces to present a Veterans Day ceremony for the community on November 11, 10:30 a.m., in the Pete Mathews Coliseum on the university campus. Col. Martine Kidd, commander of the Anniston Army Depot, will serve as guest speaker.
Foothills Piano Festival Slated for Nov. 9
The annual JSU Foothills Piano Festival will feature Dr. Jennifer Hayghe of the University of Colorado, on Nov. 9th at 7:30 p.m. in the Mason Hall Performance Center. Hayghe's presentation is titled "The Art of Music...and the Music of Art."
Serving to Learn, Learning to Serve
Jacksonville State University believes that it takes more than essays and exams to create well-rounded students. More and more, professors and departments are using the concept of service learning to give students additional opportunities to learn while serving their community through projects and activities.
Online MBA Program Named Among Top 50 by Affordable Colleges Online
Jacksonville State University’s Master of Business Administration (MBA) program has been named among the Top 50 Best Online MBA programs in the nation by Affordable Colleges Online.
Alumna Goes “Wild”
Ashley Siskey has never been one to sit on the sidelines. At age 38, the JSU alumna has already accomplished more than many achieve in a lifetime – from organizing the Macy’s Thanksgiving Day Parade to working with the Secret Service on presidential events to her current job as public information officer for the Calhoun County EMA. Yet, just 90 pages into reading “Wild” – this year’s common reading selection for JSU freshmen – she was filled with “an overwhelming need to live life.”
JSU A Cappella Choir Kicks Off the Holiday Season on Nov. 8
Christmas is just eight weeks away and the JSU A Cappella Choir is kicking off the holiday season with Latin American flair at its winter concert on Nov. 8, 3 p.m., at First Baptist Church of Oxford.
Alicia Simmons Appointed to State Commission on Digital Learning
Alicia Simmons, JSU’s vice president for Research, Planning and Collaboration, has been appointed to the Digital Learning Study Commission by Alabama House Speaker Mike Hubbard and Senate President Pro Tempore Del Marsh.
Allison Newton is October Employee of the Month
Grant proposal expert Allison Newton has been named this month's star employee at JSU.
JSU Students Enjoy Cosplay Culture
For cosplay fanatics, it's Halloween all the year through.
JSU to Ease College Transition for Students with Intellectual Disabilities Thanks to $456K Grant
The U.S. Department of Education has awarded JSU a grant totaling more than $456,000 to support a students with intellectual disabilities in their transition to higher education.
JSU Cautions Campus on Potential Homecoming Threat
The University Police Department has received a report of a verbal threat from an individual expressing intent to do harm during the university’s upcoming Homecoming weekend.
JSU Chooses Homecoming Court; Will Select Queen and King on Oct. 29
The Jacksonville State University student body will select their 2015 Homecoming Queen and King in online voting on Thursday, Oct. 29. The winners will be announced at the homecoming pep rally at JSU Stadium later that evening.
Students to Cast Votes for Homecoming Top 5 King, Queen Finalists on Oct. 22
The 2015 JSU Homecoming Pageant was held on Oct. 14, 2015 and the top 10 Queen and King candidates were selected. Now it is up to our students to narrow the field of hopefuls to five each for JSU's 2015 Homecoming King and Queen finalists.
Recap of the October 19 JSU Board of Trustees Meeting
The passage of the university’s budget for fiscal year 2016 and a lengthy discussion about enrollment and retention made up much of the Jacksonville State University Board of Trustees’ quarterly meeting held Oct. 19 at Houston Cole Library.
Breast Cancer Awareness Walk Slated for Oct. 21
The Department of University Housing and Residence Life is hosting its annual Breast Cancer Awareness Walk on Oct. 21, at 3:30 p.m., beginning at the front of Bibb Graves Hall.
Rotary Recognizes JSU Criminologist
The Albertville Rotary Club has awarded its highest honor – the Paul Harris Fellow medallion – to noted crime scene investigator Joseph Scott Morgan, a distinguished scholar of applied forensics at JSU.
Meet Cocky's BFF
Niki Martin has made a lot of friends since enrolling at JSU. Her favorite is a Cocky – the university’s beloved Gamecock mascot. The two have become inseparable since Martin became leader of the mascot program.
Power Outage on NE Side of Campus
All remaining classes and activities on the northeast side of JSU's campus have been canceled for Oct. 14.
JSU Awarded $330K Grant to Support Veteran Students
The U.S. Department of Education has awarded Jacksonville State University a grant totaling $330,726 to establish a Center of Excellence for Veteran Student Success on campus.
Priority Pre-Registration Opens Nov. 9-13
Priority pre-registration for Spring 2016 will be November 9-13, 2015. Priority pre-registration allows students, depending on their number of hours earned, to register for classes before open registration.
JSU Board of Trustees to Meet on October 19
The Jacksonville State University Board of Trustees will hold their quarterly meeting on Monday, Oct. 19, 2015 at 10 a.m. on the eleventh floor of the Houston Cole Library.
JSU Music Faculty Recital Slated for Oct. 13
JSU’s Dr. Jeremy Benson will perform a recital of music from different musical periods on Tuesday, October 13, 2015. This event will take place in the Mason Hall Performance Center on Tuesday at 7:30 p.m. Admission is free.
Educational Kiosk Installed at JSU’s Little River Canyon Center
The Alabama Clean Water Partnership, a statewide nonprofit organization focused on stormwater education, has teamed up with the Jacksonville State University to place an educational computer kiosk programmed with fun, water-related educational games at the Little River Canyon Center in Fort Payne.
JSU Drama Announces 2015-16 Season
The JSU Department of Drama is gearing up for another exciting season of enchanting audiences with breathtaking performances.
Annual JSU and Little River Canyon Center Half Marathon Slated for Oct. 10
Join runners from around the Southeast as Jacksonville State University and Little River Canyon Center host the 4th annual half marathon slated for Saturday, October 10, 2015 at 8 a.m. Registration fee is $50 prior to October 10 (online registration) or $70 day of race.
JSU Thinks Pink
Along with the autumnal shades of red, yellow, brown and orange this October, the City of Jacksonville has also turned pink in honor of Breast Cancer Awareness Month. Campus and community organizations are working to heighten awareness and raise funds for breast cancer research.
JSU to Recognize 2015 Alumni Award Winners at Homecoming
The JSU Alumni Association will honor five recipients of the 2015 Alumni Awards during Homecoming on Oct. 31.
Boo to You from JSU
Campus is offering spooktacular events to guarantee a ghoulishly good time this October.
Latin American Film Festival Returns to JSU Oct. 6
Jacksonville State University's Department of History and Foreign Languages in conjunction with Spanish and Latin American cinema distribution company PRAGDA and the Spanish Ministry on Education and Culture will present the 2015 Spanish Film Club on campus Oct. 6 - Nov. 10.
Halloween Tricks, Homecoming Treats- Campus Prepares for Oct. 31 Homecoming
The weather may be cooling down, but Jacksonville State University is turning up the heat this October in preparation its Halloween Homecoming on Oct. 31. Here is the full schedule of events...
Oct. 7 Wellness Wednesday to Offer Cancer-Fighting Lunch, Education
Did you know that what you eat can affect your risk for cancer? On Wednesday, Oct. 7, have a lunch of cancer-fighting foods and learn more about how a healthy lifestyle reduces cancer risk at Wellness Wednesday
Connect With Prospective Employers at the Annual Fall Career Fair Oct. 7
Are you ready to explore your future? It's time for the annual Fall Career Fair!
Annual Foothills Piano Festival to be Held on Oct. 2
The annual Foothills Piano Festival at JSU will be held in the Mason Performance Center on Friday, October 2, 7:30 – 9:00 p.m. This event is free and open to the public.
Genesis Benefit Concert to be Held on September 29
The Music Department will be hosting the Genesis Music Scholarship Concert on Tuesday, September 29, 7:30 – 9:00 p.m. in the Mason Hall Performance Center.
JSU to Offer Bachelor’s Degree in Respiratory Therapy
The Alabama Commission on Higher Education has cleared the way for Jacksonville State University to begin offering a new Bachelor of Science degree in respiratory therapy through its College of Nursing. It will be the only program of its kind offered by a university in North Alabama.
Campus Radio Station to Celebrate 40 Years
JSU's student-run radio station, WLJS, 92J, is celebrating 40 years on air. Alumni DJs are invited back to campus on Oct. 2 to mark the special day.
JSU Art Department Presents "Ley Lines" Oct. 1
A national juried art show, “Ley Lines” received more than 250 entries from across the U.S.