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.
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.
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.
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, 5:30 p.m., in Wallace Hall’s Lela Sarrell Auditorium. Admission is free and open to the public.
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.
Retired Chief Security Officer for the CDC to Visit Campus
JSU alumnus Thomas Madden – former Chief Information Security Officer for the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention in Atlanta – will visit JSU’s campus on Oct. 14 to discuss “Cyber Security: Why We Can’t Win."
Author Donald Brown to Speak at JSU Library Oct 21 on Infamous "Torso Murders" Case
In 1959, Calhoun County and the surrounding area was shaken by what Birmingham News management called “one of the South’s most terrible crimes” – the Viola Hyatt murders. Nearly 60 years after covering the gruesome story as a young reporter for the Birmingham News, Donald Brown has returned to the scene of this infamous crime with his new non-fiction, “Mr. X and Mr. Y.” He will be at the Houston Cole Library Oct. 21 to discuss the book.
Strategic Planning Focus Groups
President John M. Beehler and the Strategic Planning Committee are hosting three Focus Group sessions on Thursday, October 13 to present the findings of the Strategic Planning Components Survey to the JSU community and receive feedback before the Strategic Plan is finalized.
JSU Board of Trustees to Meet Oct. 17
The Jacksonville State University Board of Trustees will meet on Monday, Oct. 17, at 1 p.m. on the 11th floor of the Houston Cole Library.
Student Puts Lessons to Practice to Open Leather Goods Business
JSU student Chris Brown has opened his own business, Gray Bull Leather Co.
JSU Goes Pink for Breast Cancer Awareness
Zeta Tau Alpha paints the town pink every October, raising more funds for Breast Cancer Awareness than most of the nation's largest universities.
JSU Selects Deans to Oversee Two New Schools
JSU has promoted two well-respected departmental leaders to serve as deans of the university’s new School of Science and School of Human Services and Social Sciences.
Wednesday Workshops Slated for Oct. 12, 26 & Nov. 2
The Office of Academic Advisement will be hosting a Wednesday Workshop series in October and November. Students will learn how to be advised for pre-registration and to create a balanced schedule. Admission is free.
Chill With the Cops at Oct. 3 Ice Cream Social
Here’s the scoop: As part of the university's continuing effort to strengthen the relationship between students and campus police, the SGA is partnering with President John and Dr. Pamela Beehler to present a "Chill with the Cops" ice cream social on Oct. 3.
Graduation Fair Takes the Hassle Out of the Tassel for the Class of 2016
You’re almost there, Class of 2016! Take the hassle out of the tassel at the Fall and Summer Graduation Fair on Sept. 29 from 2-6 p.m. in the Theron Montgomery Building Auditorium.
Campus Radio Station Announces Fall Line-up
This fall, WLJS, 91.9 is presenting more than 40 unique shows, from LGBTQ themed programs to conservative talk shows, geek culture to movie soundtracks.
Find Your Future at the Fall Career, Internship and Co-Op Fair Oct. 5
The event introducing JSU students to prospective employers is bigger and better than ever this year, with more than 35 companies and organizations already registered to attend.
Governor Bentley Supports Possible JSU Canyon Center Expansion
Gov. Robert Bentley has awarded JSU a $52,500 grant to study the feasibility of expanding the university’s Little River Canyon Center in Fort Payne in hopes of increasing tourism and educational opportunities in northeast Alabama.
Zeta Tau Alpha Wins National Award
JSU's own Zeta Tau Alpha was recently recognized as one of the top chapters in the US at its biennial conference.
Chemistry Program Now Offering National Certification
The JSU chemistry program has gained the seal of approval from the American Chemical Society.
Of Wonderland, Tempests, Life and Liberty: JSU Drama's 2016-2017 Season
Jacksonville State University’s Drama Department is gearing up for another exciting season in Carlton Ward Theater. From classic Shakespeare to a children’s play and an original work, the department hopes to showcase its students’ range of talent and entertain a variety of audiences.
Lisa Gowens Named JSU Employee of the Month
Lisa Gowens, a technical services assistant in the Houston Cole Library, has been named JSU’s Employee of the Month for September.
Pottery Show to Spotlight Historic Cleburne County
The third annual Cleburne County Pottery Show will be held on Sept. 24, 10 a.m. to 2 p.m., at JSU's Cleburne County Mountain Center located two miles north of Heflin off Highway 78. Admission is free and open to the public.
Internet Outage Scheduled for Sept. 22
Network upgrades will result in a short internet outage on campus Thursday, Sept. 22, from 5:30-7:30 p.m.
Digital Exhibit on JSU’s Little River Canyon Center Goes Worldwide on Google Culture Institute
A new online experience by Google, the Little River Canyon National Preserve, the Jacksonville State University Canyon Center and some of the most loved natural history institutions in the world, allows people to browse through the most spectacular collection of natural history available in one place.
Tuesday Talks Slated for September 27
The Department of Academic Advisement will begin Tuesday Talks at the Houston Cole Library in room number 1103-A on Tuesday, September 27 from 5:00-7:00 p.m. Admission is free.
Applied Engineering Hosts Career Panel on September 22
The Department of Applied Engineering will host the Applied Engineering Career Panel on September 22 from 4:30–6:00 p.m. in room 355 of Ayers Hall. Admission is free, and all students are welcome to attend the event.
American Democracy Project Presents “Founding Fathers” on September 19
Come celebrate Constitution Day on Monday, September 19 with a film screening of the History Channel documentary, “Founding Fathers” on the 11th floor of the Houston Cole Library. Show times will be at 12:30 p.m. and again at 4:30 p.m. Drop-ins are welcome. This event is free and sponsored by the American Democracy Project.
JSU Reverses Declining Trend in Enrollment
JSU's Fall 2016 enrollment has increased more than 5 percent over the previous fall semester.
"It's On Us" Week and Diversity Lecture Series to Begin
As part of the initiative to stop sexual assault the Jacksonville State University Student Government Association will join the nationwide campaign “It’s On Us” with a week of activities beginning September 12.
JSU’s GenCyber Camp Lauded by NSA Auditors
The National Security Agency (NSA) recently released their review of the Jacksonville State University’s inaugural GenCyber Cybersecurity Teachers’ Camp that was offered in July at JSU.