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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!
 
Celebrate Carter’s Bright Life at Glow Run

The JSU Department of Kinesiology will host the Kickin’ Katie 5K Glow Walk/Run on Nov. 10, 6:30-9:30 p.m., beginning at Dillon Field. The entry fee is $15 and all proceeds will benefit the Katie Beth Carter Scholarship Fund.
 
Go Backstage with Willy Shakespeare

In advance of JSU Drama's production of “The Tempest” this February, one theater professor is offering the community a crash course in understanding and enjoying the world’s most celebrated playwright: William Shakespeare.
 
2016 Alumni of the Year to be Honored at Homecoming

The JSU Alumni Association announces the 2016 Alumni Award recipients. These five outstanding members of the JSU family will be recognized during halftime at the JSU Homecoming game on Saturday, October 29, 2016.
 
JSU Drama to Open Curtain on 2016-17 Season

JSU Drama's first show of the season, "These Shining Lives," will take the stage Oct. 27-30.
 
United Nations Day Tea

The International House of Jacksonville State University welcomes the campus and surrounding community to the 70th Anniversary Reunion of the International House and the United Nations Day Tea. The event will be held in the Clarence W. Daugette, Jr. International House, 2:00 – 4:00 p.m. on Sunday, October 30.
 
Water Off in Areas Surrounding Coliseum

Water is off this morning, Oct. 24, in parts of campus near the Pete Mathews Coliseum.
 
Mother to Share Story at Alcohol Awareness Event

Please join the JSU Peer Educators, Counseling Services, University Housing and Residence Life, Active Minds and Olivia’s House in welcoming Ms. Joyce-Coleman Jones to our campus. The event is free and open to the public. For more information, call Counseling Services at 256-782-5475.
 
Lunch and Learn/Diversity Lecture Series Slated for October 24

The Office of Diversity and Inclusion will present this month’s Lunch and Learn and Diversity Lecture Series on Monday, Oct. 24.
 
Boo to You From JSU 2016

Halloween is on its way, and JSU has planned more events than you can shake a broomstick at to celebrate the “spirit” of the season.
 
JSU Homecoming Week Schedule

JSU Homecoming Week 2016 will take place Oct. 24-30. Step right up to the "Greatest Show on Turf" for a week choked full of special events and activities.
 
Trustees Honor Jim Bennett While Appointing His Successor at Fall Board Meeting

At its quarterly meeting on Oct. 17, the JSU Board of Trustees elected Ronnie Smith to serve as the board’s president pro tem, filling a vacancy left open following the death of long-time board chair Jim Bennett.
 
Gamecock Gallop 5K

JSU Kinesiology will present the 16th annual Gamecock Gallop 5K this Saturday, Oct. 22, beginning at 8 a.m. at Pete Mathews Coliseum.
 
Office of Veteran Services Offering Professional Development Sessions This Fall

The Office of Veteran Services is offering a professional development series for faculty and staff this fall. The first training for faculty and staff will kick off on Wednesday, October 19, 10:00 – 11:00 a.m. in Self Hall, Rm 208.
 
Delta Zeta Hosts Clay Classic on Oct. 22

Delta Zeta will host a Clay Classic to benefit the Starkey Hearing Foundation on Saturday, October 22, at the Circle W Hunting Preserve in Heflin.
 
Homecoming Court Candidates 2016

The Top 10 Homecoming King and Queen 2016 candidates were selected at the Homecoming Showcase on Oct. 12. Voting will take place Oct. 25.
 
Internet Service Provider Issues Cause Network Crawl

Due to ongoing network issues with our primary Internet service provider (ISP), the JSU Department of Information Technology has moved all campus Internet connectivity to our secondary ISP as we work towards a resolution.
 
Dr. John Witte, Jr. to Deliver Religious Liberties Lecture on October 20

The JSU Department of Political Science and Public Administration will host a special guest lecture on Thursday, October 20 at 4:30 p.m. on the 11th floor of the Houston Cole Library. All JSU faculty, staff and students are invited along with JSU alumni, local media, and friends and family of individuals associated with the JSU community.
 
Student Life Hosted Inaugural Cocky Leadership Summit on Oct. 1

On Saturday, October 1, 2016, the Office of Student Life hosted the inaugural Cocky Leadership Summit at the Houston Cole Library. This event was designed to help connect first year students and get them actively involved with different clubs and organizations on campus to help better prepare them for their future endeavors at JSU and life after graduation.
 
JSU Learning Services Receives Another National Honor

JSU has been given the National University of Technology Network's 2016 Shirley Davis Partnership Award for its partnership with the NROC Project.
 
Students Invited to Meet Mentors at Chamber EXPO on Oct. 18

The Calhoun County Chamber of Commerce invites students to gain knowledge and make contacts at Meet the Mentors on Oct. 18.
 
SAA to Host First Ooze Ball Tournament

The Student Alumni Association will present its first-ever Oozeball (mud volleyball) tournament on Oct. 11, 12-6 p.m., at the old Kitty Stone Elementary School playground.
 
MCIS to Present New Colloquium Series

The Department of Mathematical, Computing and Information Sciences (MCIS) will kick off a monthly colloquium series on Oct. 21. The entire campus is invited to hear Dr. David Thornton present on this topic from 3-4 p.m. in Ayers Hall Room 355. Refreshments will be served.
 

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