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University Mourns Loss of Learning Skills Instructor John Brown

Mr. John M. Brown, Instructor in the Department of Learning Skills (Learning Services), passed away at Northeast Alabama Regional Medical Center in Anniston on Tuesday, July 29, 2014. Mr. Brown had been an employee at Jacksonville State University for 27 years.

 
Bishop F. Richard Spencer to Deliver Summer Commencement Address

Jacksonville State University announces Summer 2014 Graduation, which will be on Friday, August 8 at 7:30 p.m. at JSU Stadium. The commencement speaker will be Bishop F. Richard Spencer, an American Roman Catholic priest and JSU alumnus, who in 2010 was appointed auxiliary bishop of the Archdiocese for the Military Services and titular bishop of Auzia by Pope Benedict XVI.
 
Dr. Larry Beard Receives Prestigious Award from the Alabama Council for Exceptional Children

In a recent ceremony held in Mobile, AL., the Alabama Council for Exceptional Children awarded their prestigious Jasper Harvey Award for Outstanding Special Education Teacher Educator of the Year to Dr. Larry Beard from the Jacksonville State University Department of Curriculum and Instruction.
 
JSU Emergency Management Students Create Hurricane Evacuation PSA

Vacationers in the Florida Panhandle this summer, especially those visiting the Pensacola area, could see a public service announcement created by students in JSU’s Emergency Management program.
 
Get Your Student Refund Faster With Electronic Direct Deposit

JSU now offers Electronic Direct Deposit (EDD) of student account refunds. If you have a checking or savings account YOU ARE ELIGIBLE!
 
How to Purchase Books and Supplies Using Student Financial Aid

Go directly to the JSU Campus Bookstore to purchase books and supplies using Student Financial Aid.
 
Fall 2014 Payment Due Date is August 1

Fall 2014 payment due date will be August 1, 2014. To avoid having Fall 2014 classes and housing assignment cancelled, students must pay their account balance in full, be enrolled in the payment plan, or have enough financial aid applied to their account by close of business on Friday, August 1, 2014.
 
Campus Child Study Center Accepting Applications for 2014-2015

The Child Study Center is accepting applications for three- and four-year-olds for the 2014-2015 year. This is a half day program.
 
JSU Student Life to Sponsor Glow Dash 5K for St. Jude Children's Research Hospital

The Jacksonville State University Office of Student Life is excited to announce the JSU GLOW DASH on August 23 beginning on Dillon Field at 7:30 p.m. This event is in collaboration with the Summer Reading Program 2014 Selection, John Green's The Fault in Our Stars, and all profit from the event will benefit St. Jude Children's Research Hospital.
 
Highlights from the July 21 Board of Trustees Meeting

The Jacksonville State University Board of Trustees met on Monday, July 21, at 10 a.m. on the eleventh floor of the Houston Cole Library. Among business the board approved three resolutions and adopted the University's 2014-2015 Interim Operations Budget.
 
T-Pain Will Headline August 16 Back-to-Campus Concert at JSU

Come back to campus with T-Pain! Jacksonville State University's Office of Housing and Residence Life presents T-Pain in Concert along with Matt Carroll and the Browncoats on Saturday, August 16 at Dillon Field, adjacent to JSU's Stadium Tower.
 
Linda Mize is JSU Employee of the Month for July 2014

Congratulations to Ms. Linda Mize, JSU's Employee of the Month for July 2014. Ms. Mize is a Housekeeper, Building Services.
 
A Cappella Choir Members to Perform at Carnegie Hall, NYC

Members of the Jacksonville State University’s A Cappella Choir will be performing at Carnegie Hall in New York City on March 22, 2015.
 
JSU Drama Announces 2014-2015 Season

JSU Drama announces their 2014-2015 Season of Plays.
 
JSU President Dr. William A. Meehan Announces Plans to Retire in July 2015

After 16 years at the helm of Jacksonville State University, Dr. William A. Meehan is retiring effective July 1, 2015.
 
Trustees Approve Increased Insurance Cost for JSU Employees

Today, the Jacksonville State University Board of Trustees voted to pass Resolution 561 authorizing an increase in the payroll deduction for each full-time, active university employee.
 
Gloria Horton Receives Advancement of Alabama Literacy Award at Gulf Coast Conference

Gloria Horton, a longtime instructor in Jacksonville State University's English Department, was presented with the Advancement of Alabama Literacy Award at the Gulf Coast Conference on the Teaching of Writing held in Destin, Florida, June 30-July 2.
 
Shelter Etowah Mobile App Wins Award From IAEM

A mobile app that helps residents find shelter in severe weather has earned recognition for the Jacksonville State University Department of Emergency Management and the Etowah County EMA.
 
JSU SGA Officers to Attend National Student Government Training Conference July 17-20

The JSU Student Government Association will send representatives to this summer’s National Student Government Training Conference in Orlando on July 17-20.
 
Outgoing International House Director Dr. John Ketterer Reflects

Since he became director of the James and Myra Hume Jones International House Program at Jacksonville State University fourteen years ago, Dr. John J. Ketterer has spent 5,110 days on the job, has seen at least three classes of college students through their entire college careers, and has directly impacted the lives of at least five hundred students. But, as he planned for his retirement on July 1, these staggering numbers represent only a portion of what he has accomplished during his career, and only hint at what is yet to come as he begins the next chapter of his life.
 
MFA Thesis Show Opens at Anders Roundhouse July 10

The Department of Art at Jacksonville State University announces the opening of the thesis exhibition for Susan Robertson, a candidate for the Masters in Fine Art in Visual Communication Design. Robertson's Design Investigation Method thesis exhibition is located in the gallery of the Anders Roundhouse on the JSU campus and runs from July 7–July 18. There will be a public reception and brief presentation on Thursday, July 10, from 5 to 7 p.m.
 
JSU Alumnus Wears Many Hats, Including "Peach Man"

Many know him as “the Peach Man,” as that is the name he’s been given by those who stop by his truck on a sweltering summer day in Jacksonville to purchase mouthwatering Chilton County peaches. However, Glen Graham has worn a number of hats throughout his lifetime, including a graduation cap from Jacksonville State University.
 
JSU Trustees to Meet July 21

The Jacksonville State University Board of Trustees will hold their quarterly meeting on Monday, July 21, 2014 at 10 a.m. on the eleventh floor of the Houston Cole Library.
 
TIAA-CREF Individual Counseling Offered on July 8-9

JSU employees, mark your calendars! A TIAA-CREF individual consultant 
will be on site to conduct individual counseling sessions soon.
 
PEEHIP Open Enrollment Taking Place Through August 31

PEEHIP's 2014-2015 Open Enrollment period started July 1 and will continue through August 31 for changes to become effective October 1.
 
Here We Grow: JSU Professors, Volunteers Plant Seeds of Sustainability in Community Garden

This summer, just one block away from a cornucopia of fast food restaurants, Dr. Joseph Akpan and Dr. Larry Beard of JSU's College of Education and Professional Studies have joined master gardeners and volunteers from Jacksonville's First United Methodist Church and Kitty Stone Elementary School in creating a community garden that is providing healthy, fresh produce for neighbors in need.
 
Network Outage Affecting Some Areas of Campus

Jacksonville State University is currently experiencing a network outage at the following buildings: Stone Center, Merrill Hall, Brewer Hall and the Honors House. This outage is affecting the data connection to those buildings and is not impacting their voice services.
 
Banner Finance Training Opportunities to be Offered on July 3 & 8

The Office of Controller and Office of Purchasing will be offering Banner Finance Training opportunities on July 3 & 8, 2014. Please contact Jennifer Evans at (256)-782-5002 or jenevans@jsu.edu for more information.
 
JSU Receives $1,000 Good Roots Grant from Alabama Power Foundation

The grant, one of only 25 awarded in the state this year, is given for the purchase of trees that will be planted on our campus.
 
New Sidewalk Will Provide Safer Pedestrian Walkway Between Merrill Hall, Stone Center

As the university strives to continually improve our pedestrian and driver safety each passing year, the Physical Plant will be installing a new sidewalk behind Merill Hall leading to Performing Arts Building (Stone Center) this summer. Work should commence within two weeks and be completed prior to the fall semester.
 
JSU Kids Soccer Camp to Take Place July 28-31

Jacksonville State University Soccer is hosting a youth soccer camp for boys and girls ages 6-13.The camp will take place July 28-31 (Monday through Thursday), 8:00 a.m. - 11:30 a.m.
 
JSU Drama Presents ''The Vanishing Point'' June 26-29

JSU Drama presents the 2013 Southern Playwrights Award winner ''The Vanishing Point'', by Nedra Pezold Roberts on June 26-29.
 
Alpha Xi Delta Host Annual Recruitment Tea on July 12

Alpha Xi Delta Fraternity at JSU are hosting their annual Recruitment Tea on Saturday, July 12, from 2:00-4:00 on the fifth floor of Stadium Towers.
 
Town and Gown: JSU Students Learn: When in Rome, Do as the Romans Do

In late May, eight Jacksonville State University students accompanied by two professors participated in a study abroad program in Rome, Italy.
 
Alabama Power Visits Site of Future Robotics Education Center at JSU

Officials with Alabama Power including new CEO and President Mark Crosswhite visited the Jacksonville State University campus on Monday, June 9 to take their first look at the space in Ayers Hall that will house the Alabama Power Robotics Education Center.
 
JSU’s Professional Education Department is Accredited by the CAEP

Jacksonville State University’s Professional Education Department has been accredited by the Council for the Accreditation of Educator Preparation (CAEP). CAEP reviewed JSU, along with 66 institutions, with standards from the National Council for Accreditation of Teacher Education (NCATE).
 
Twenty-two JSU Students Participated in the SaveFirst Initiative During the 2014 Tax Season

During the 2014 tax season, JSU students collaborated with 550 students from fifteen other campuses across the state to assist low-income, working families for the SaveFirst initiative under Impact Alabama, a student service program.
 
JSU Online Criminal Justice Graduate Program Ranked in the Top 25 in the Nation

This year, Jacksonville State University was ranked among the top 25 online criminal justice graduate programs across the country. JSU hit the list at number 21.
 
2014-2015 Elite Honors Scholars Named

The JSU Honors Program announces recipients of the Elite Honors Scholarship for 2014-2015. The Elite Honors Scholarship is JSU’s top academic scholarship.
 
Spend Time with Fellow JSU Alumni This Summer

JSU Alumni, here are some opportunities to enjoy time with fellow Gamecocks this summer...
 
Jennifer Swafford is JSU's June 2014 Employee of the Month

Congratulations to Ms. Jennifer Swafford, Jacksonville State University's Employee of the Month for June 2014. Ms. Swafford is Program Coordinator, Center for Economic Development. She has been an employee with Jacksonville State University since August 2007.
 
Campus Departments Invited to Host Open House for Alumni, Friends at Nov. 1 Homecoming, Family Day

Jacksonville State University's Homecoming/Family Day is set for Saturday, November 1! JSU departments, if you are interested in hosting an open house for our alumni and friends visiting campus on that day, please contact Kaci Ogle in Alumni Relations by Thursday, June 26.
 
Three Outstanding Educators Inducted into JSU Teacher Hall of Fame

Jacksonville State University’s annual Teacher Hall of Fame awards banquet was held May 9, 2014 in Houston Cole Library. Three inductees, one each in the elementary, middle school and secondary divisions, were announced.
 
Representatives from Zhejiang University of Media and Communications Visit JSU

Representatives from Zhejiang University of Media and Communications (ZUMC), People’s Republic of China, visited Jacksonville State University on May 22, 2014, to discuss continued collaborations between the two universities. Following a welcome from Dr. Meehan, the group discussed possible programs which would be beneficial to both universities, as well as provide opportunities to faculty and students from both ZUMC and JSU.
 
The Beatlads Beatles Tribute Band to Play JSU Amphitheater June 27

As part of Deaf College Prep Program week June 22-28, JSU's Counseling and Disability Support Services will present the Beatlads, a Beatles Tribute Band, in a free concert at the JSU Amphitheater.
 
It's GO Time! Gamecock Orientation Gets Underway

The Office of Student Life kicked off Gamecock Orientation for first time freshman on Tuesday, June 10. Throughout much of the summer during Tuesday and Thursday sessions, students and their parents and guests will be introduced to our campus, student services and offices, as well as their intended major's department.
 
JSU's Randy Owen Hits $500 Million Milestone in Country Cares for St. Jude Kids

Country music legend, Jacksonville State University alum and trustee Randy Owen recently completed a significant milestone on a fundraising project begun twenty-five years ago.
 
Zeta Tau Alpha Sorority to Host Annual Recruitment Tea

Zeta Tau Alpha sorority will host their eighth annual Recruitment Tea on Saturday, June 21, 2014, from 1:00-3:00 in the afternoon, at Classic on Noble Restaurant.
 
June 21 'Bluegrass on the Rim' to Feature Ronnie Reno, Tim Watson, More

The Little River Canyon Center is pleased to announce its premier Canyon Concert. "Bluegrass on the Rim" is set to take place on Saturday, June 21 from 3-9 p.m. with top bluegrass talent from around the country.
 
Dr. Betty Morris Receives Prestigious Eminent Librarian Award from ALLA

Dr. Betty J. Morris, library media faculty member in JSU’s Educational Resources Department, was recently honored with the Alabama Library Association’s Eminent Librarian Award, which recognizes exceptional and enduring contributions toward the development of library services within Alabama.
 

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