Coliseum Pool to Reopen Tuesday, Jan. 17
Maintenance on the indoor pool at the Pete Mathews Coliseum is nearing completion. The pool will reopen and resume its regular hours on Tuesday, Jan. 17.
University Closed Monday, Jan. 16 for Martin Luther King Jr. Day
Jacksonville State University will be closed on Monday, Jan. 16, 2017 in observance of the Martin Luther King Jr. Day holiday.
Lunch and Learn/Diversity Lecture Series Slated for Jan. 19
The Office of Diversity and Inclusion will be hosting the first “Lunch and Learn”/lecture series of 2017 on Thursday, January 19, noon until 1 p.m. on the 11th floor of the Houston Cole Library.
Sigma Tau Delta Invites New Members to Apply by Jan. 27
The JSU chapter of Sigma Tau Delta English Honor Society is pleased to announce its 2017 membership drive to all eligible undergraduate and graduate students.
Scale Back Alabama Weigh-In Times Begin Jan. 11 at the JSU Wellness Center
The Jacksonville State University Wellness Center will be serving as a weigh-in site for the state’s largest weight-loss and exercise program - Scale Back Alabama. In its 11th year, the program has resulted in millions of pounds lost and lots of healthy habits formed, and the 2017 contest starts this week.
JSU Gives Back to Area Veterans
Before closing for winter break, JSU spread a little holiday cheer to some of our nation’s heroes by delivering poinsettias to an area veterans home.
Trustees to Hold Winter Meeting Jan. 23
The JSU Board of Trustees will hold its quarterly meeting on Monday, Jan. 23, at 1 p.m. on the 11th floor of the Houston Cole Library.
Campus Closed Jan. 6 Due to Winter Storm
The National Weather Service has placed Calhoun County under a Winter Storm Warning effective 6 a.m. on Friday, Jan. 6 through 9 a.m. on Saturday, Jan. 7. Due to this approaching storm system, the university will be closed on Friday, and classes will not meet.
Greek Organizations Post Highest GPA in JSU History
JSU’s fraternity and sorority community broke academic records in the fall 2016 semester. The overall Greek GPA for fall 2016 was 3.10, which is the highest in its history.
IRS Standard Mileage Rate Change Effective Jan. 1
Budget managers should be aware of the fact that effective January 1, 2017, the IRS standard mileage rate for reimbursement changed to .535 cents per mile. All travel through December 31, 2016 should be calculated at the previous rate of .54 cents per mile. Travel occurring January 1, 2017 forward is to be calculated using the new rate. Please verify the correct rate is used when approving faculty/staff travel reimbursement requests.
Spring 2017 Football Walk-on Tryout Meeting Slated for Jan. 11
Jacksonville State University Athletics Department will host a Spring 2017 football walk-on tryout meeting on Wednesday, January 11, 6-6:45 p.m. in the Football Field House Team Room.
Ron Chapman Named Employee of the Month
Ron Chapman, an IT support specialist, has been named JSU's Employee of the Month for December.
The American Democracy Project Hosts MLK Community Service Week Jan. 17-27
The American Democracy Project at JSU will be hosting the Martin Luther King Jr. Community Service Week January 17-27. This is a great chance to make a difference!
University Pool Closed for Maintenance
The university swimming pool at Pete Mathews Coliseum is closed temporarily for scheduled maintenance. It should reopen within a few weeks.
Aurora Theater Shooting Debrief Slated for January 20
On January 20, JSU will host Aurora Police Incident Commander Lt. Jad Lanigan and Aurora Police SWAT Commander Mike Dailey on campus to give a detailed debrief on the Century 16 active shooter incident beginning at 8 a.m. until noon in the Stone Center Auditorium.
The Calhoun County Civic Chorale Opens New Season on January 9
On January 9, the Calhoun County Civic Chorale will begin rehearsals for its spring season at 7:15 p.m. in the Mason Hall Performance Center at Jacksonville State University. This spring the Chorale will be joining JSU A Cappella Choir to perform Franz Joseph Haydn’s “Lord Nelson Mass” along with Ralph Vaughan Williams' "Serenade to Music.”
Office Name Changes and Relocations
The Office of Student Life is now called the Dean of Students Office while the Housing Operations office has moved to Meehan Hall.
Lisa Gowens Named JSU Employee of the Year
Congratulations to Lisa Gowens who was selected as Jacksonville State University’s Employee of the Year for 2016!
University to Close Dec. 21, 2016 for Holidays
Jacksonville State University will close December 21, 2016 through January 2, 2017 for the holidays. We hope you have a wonderful break!
Security Advisory - Malicious One Class Chrome Extension
A malicious OneClass Chrome Extension is part of a current phishing scam which, if installed, may send email on students' behalf and also attempts to collect user credentials.
JSU Professor Appointed to Commission by Governor
Dr. Robert Carter, JSU professor of Biology, has been appointed to the Alabama Commission on Tick-Borne Illness by Gov. Robert Bentley.
New Music Class Opens for Spring Semester
This spring semester, the David L. Walters Department of Music will be offering a recorder techniques class that will meet once a week on Thursdays, from 3-4 p.m.
Cunningham Hits Diploma Homerun in Ninth Inning of College Career
Nine years ago, Jacksonville native Thomas “Todd” David Cunningham III began his college career at Jacksonville State University. On Friday, Dec. 16, he will trade his baseball hat for a graduation cap as he crosses the stage to accept his diploma.
Retiree Presents Research to World’s Top Golf Leaders
When the world’s top golf leaders gathered in Florida for the 13th annual HSBC Golf Business Forum on Nov. 28-Dec. 1, among the presenters was JSU’s own Mark Fagan.
JSU Planetarium to Present "Star of Bethlehem"
The JSU Planetarium invites you to "Star of Bethlehem" on Saturday, Dec. 10, 4-5 p.m. Journey back to ancient Israel to explore what celestial phenomena the wise men might have followed to bring gifts to the Christ child.
Houston Cole Library to be Illuminated Year-Round
The university will begin lighting the Houston Cole Library's observation deck every night of the year.
JSU in Lights and Offices Bright
The JSU campus is getting all decked out for the holiday season with a Christmas tree lighting and office decorating contest.
JSU Gaming Day Slated for Dec. 6
Don't stress during finals week! After your studies, come to the 11th floor of the library to relax, play games and eat snacks at the JSU Gaming Day on December 6, 3:30-10:00 p.m.
Career Services Hosts a Job Search Pizza Party on Dec. 14
The Office of Career Services will be hosting a job search pizza party on December 14, 4-5 p.m., in Rm. 208 of Merrill Hall. Students and alumni may attend and learn more information on how to search for jobs.
Banner Finance Training Opportunities to be Offered December 1 & 13
The Office of the Controller and Office of Procurement and Fixed Assets will offer the following Banner Finance Workshops on December 1 and 13.
Lisa M. Williams Named Associate Vice Provost
Lisa M. Williams, formerly Associate Dean for the College of Arts and Humanities, has been named Associate Vice Provost. Ms. Williams, who initially began work at JSU as an Instructor of English, first gained administrative experience as Director of the Jacksonville State University Writing Project.
CKI Hosts Christmas Dance on Nov. 29 to Benefit RIF
JSU is the place to rock around the Christmas tree! On Nov. 29, Circle K International invites the public to a Christmas Dance benefiting Reading is Fundamental. Join us from 5-9 p.m. at the Jacksonville Community Center; admission is $2.
Deck the Halls with JSU
The garland and bows have been hung over the entrance of Bibb Graves Hall with care as students hustle and bustle to final exams. But among the chaos that can ensue for any university when closing for the holidays, Jacksonville State is taking time to live up to its motto of “Friendliest Campus in the South” and cordially invites the surrounding community to come join us in lighting up the holidays with goodwill.
University to Renovate Sparkman and Daugette Halls
During a special meeting on Nov. 19, the JSU Board of Trustees gave approval for the university administration to secure financing to renovate Sparkman and Daugette Halls.
University Closed Nov. 21-25 for Thanksgiving Break
Jacksonville State University will be closed Nov. 21-25, 2016 for Thanksgiving Break. Have a great holiday!
JSU Students Give Thanks
Before packing their bags and heading home for fall break, JSU students share what they are most grateful for this Thanksgiving.
Calhoun County Civic Chorale to Present Winter Concert on December 4
On Sunday, December 4, 2016, the Calhoun County Civic Chorale will present its Winter Concert at 3:00 p.m. at the Church of St. Michael and All Angels in Anniston. This concert is free and open to the public.
Hear Ye! Hear Ye! Ye Olde Annual Madrigal Dinner Shall Take Place on Dec. 2 & 3
On December 2 and 3, the Jacksonville State University Choral Activities will present their annual Renaissance Madrigal Dinner in the Leone Cole Auditorium at JSU.
Celebrating and Supporting Our Veterans
JSU and the City of Jacksonville are partnering again to present their second annual joint Veterans Day Ceremony on Nov. 10, 10 a.m., at Pete Mathews Coliseum. Following the ceremony, the university will host a ribbon cutting for its new Center of Excellence for Veteran Student Success at Daugette Hall.
"Pong to Pokémon Go" Lecture Slated for Nov. 16
The JSU Gaming Club & JSU History Club will present "Pong to Pokémon Go!: A History of Electronic Gaming” on November 16 at 6:00 p.m. on the 11th floor of the Houston Cole Library.
Charlotte Homesley Named Employee of the Month
Charlotte Homesley, assignments management coordinator for the Office of Housing Operations and Residence Life, has been named JSU Employee of the Month for October.
Spanish Film Club to Present Fourth Annual Film Festival
Celebrate cinema at JSU’s fourth annual Spanish and Latin American Film Festival, presented by the Spanish Film Club and Department of History and Foreign Languages on Mondays from Oct. 24 to Nov. 28, 5 p.m., in Wallace Hall’s Lela Sarrell Auditorium. Admission is free and open to the public.
Celebrating International Education Week
JSU will celebrate International Education Week on Nov. 14-18.
A Cappella Choir and Brass Choir to Present Winter Concert on Nov. 13
On Sunday, November 13, 2017, the Jacksonville State University A Cappella Choir and Brass Choir will present their winter concert at the Church of St. Michael and All Angels in Anniston, Ala., at 3:00 p.m. The ensembles will present music individually and then join forces to perform John Rutter’s “Gloria.”
Gospel Choir Hosts Fall Concert on Nov. 6
The JSU Gospel Choir will be presenting their fall concert on Sunday, November 6, 2016, at 6:00 p.m. in the Mason Hall Performance Center. Admission is free, and this event is open to the public.
Longleaf Studios Presents Open House Happy Hour on Nov. 9
Longleaf Studios presents the new experimental movie “Hotel Dallas” with directors Sherng-Lee Huang and Livia Ungur, as part of the South Arts Southern Circuit Tour of Independent Filmmakers and Longleaf Studios Open House Happy Hour at Longleaf Studios in Jacksonville, Ala. on November 9, 2016. Following a screening of the film, the filmmakers will engage the audience in a discussion about the film and their work.
“The Pirates of Penzance” Sets Sail This Weekend!
Jacksonville Opera Theatre presents Gilbert and Sullivan’s most famous musical “The Pirates of Penzance" at OPAC on November 4, 5 at 7:00 p.m. and also on November 6 at 2:30 p.m.
JSU Working to Conserve Water Due to Drought
As Calhoun County remains under exceptional drought conditions, Jacksonville State is honoring the City of Jacksonville’s water conservation guidelines regarding water usage.
JSU Rugby is Back!
Pull out your striped tube socks and dust off your cleats: JSU Rugby is back! Every match is free and open to the public.
Carve Up Some JSU Pumpkin Fun for Halloween
Forget Trick-or-Treat. This year the kids will scream "Fear the Beak!" when they come to your door on Halloween!