BOARD OF TRUSTEES
DIVISION OF ACADEMIC
AND STUDENT AFFAIRS
COLLEGE OF ADDITIONAL
Department of Military Science
The Military Science Department’s goal is to recruit
the very best students available for Jacksonville State ROTC; to retain those
students through a challenging curriculum, quality mentoring, and a positive
program that encourages leadership, scholarship, individual responsibility and
Battalion camaraderie; and to train and develop our cadets to ensure they are
fully prepared to accept the responsibilities of a commissioned officer and to
effectively lead America’s sons and daughters.
We strive to commission the very best lieutenants that enter the Army each
JSU ROTC conducted its annual
military ball on January 24th at The Barn in Jacksonville. Over 100 cadets, cadre, alumni and guests
attended the event where our seniors were recognized for their accomplishments
in ROTC. Dr. Meehan and Dr. Delap were
in attendance, and remarks were delivered by Major General Bell, the commander
of the 81st Regional Readiness Command.
The Gamecock Battalion
hosted a joint field training exercise for six Alabama universities at Fort
McClellan on March 18th – 21st. The purpose of the exercise was to prepare
junior cadets for attendance at the Leader Development and Assessment Course
(LDAC) at Fort Lewis, Washington this summer.
Events included the Army Physical Fitness Test, day and night land
navigation, a leadership reaction course, and squad movement techniques and
battle drills. Over 100 junior-year cadets
participated in the training, and an additional 60 cadets and cadre provided
support for the exercise. Each event
was evaluated, and JSU cadets finished second overall among the six schools
that participated included Auburn, Auburn-Montgomery, Alabama A&M,
Tuskegee, and Alabama-Birmingham.
The Military Honor Society
of Scabbard and Blade held its annual initiation on February 27th. Thirteen outstanding cadets were
inducted. There are currently 29
members of the honor society, up from six two years ago.
The JSU ROTC Alumni
Association will provide $8000 in scholarship support for deserving cadets in
AY 04/05. The Department will hold a
scholarship board on April 2nd to determine next year’s
recipients. Criteria for selection
include overall GPA, performance in Military Science classes, character, and a
personal interview before the scholarship board.
Cadet Michael Digby, the
Cadet Battalion Commander, was accepted to the Military Services Medical
School, The Uniformed Services University of Health Sciences at Bethesda,
MD. Cadet Digby, a Biology major with a
3.93 GPA, will begin medical school in the fall.
Lieutenant Colonel May
attended the 8th Brigade Commanders’ Conference at Biloxi, MS, March
14th – 17th. The
conference focused on recruiting, retention and training issues. LTC May lead the recruiting improvement
working group during the conference.
The Department was asked to develop the program and a number of classes for
the Brigade Recruiting Operations Conference that was also held in Biloxi March
17th – 19th. LTC
May and Captain Dean Shackelford taught classes addressing Alumni Association
Development, Identifying Campus Markets and Resources, Event Planning, and Nurse
Recruiting. CPT Shackelford also
produced a “battle book” for recruiting operations that was distributed to each
of the 21 universities in the Brigade.
LTC May was selected to
serve as a Faculty Mentor for freshman and transfer orientation students during
AY 04/05. This is the second year LTC
May will serve as a Mentor.
The Department is currently
focused on continuing to prepare our juniors to excel at LDAC this summer. We will send 18 cadets to LDAC, and we
anticipate they will represent the University in an outstanding manner.
ARTS AND SCIENCES
NASAD Accreditation visit was successfully completed in February, 2004 with an
excellent exit interview.
Art Department is working with the Visual Art Society in preparing for the
annual VAS Auction and Gala.
George R. Cline and Dr. James R. Rayburn.
Submitted a proposal to the Alabama Department of Conservation of
Natural Resources to survey historic sites for the hellbender, (Cryptobranchus
alleganiensis), a large aquatic salamander. The proposed project will use Section 6 money (US Fish &
Wildlife Service) that is passed through to the state to study listed species.
+ 22,402.15 (JSU Match) = $60,966.32)
George R. Cline – became a Mentor for the Teaching, Learning, and Cooperating
Program to mentor minority professors through the early stages of their careers
at JSU. My ‘mentee’ is Dr. Mijitaba
Hamissou, of the Biology Dept.
George R. Cline and Dr. Eric A. Blackwell (UAB) – Ecology of Amphibians, and
Alabama Frog Calls – Focus on Frogwatch – Camp Kanawahala, Chelsey, AL –
programs presented to 98 Girls Scouts and parents of the Cahaba Council.
George R. Cline, Dr. James Rayburn, Dr. Frank Romano. – Service Award from the US Forest Service for continuing
activities with personnel from the Shoal Creek District of Talladega National
Robert Carter and Andy Londo (MSU)
submitted an annual report entitled “Community analysis of pitcher plant bogs
of the Little River Canyon National Preserve” to the National Park Service.
Robert Carter and Andy Londo (MSU) submitted a report entitled “Remnant fire
disturbed montane longleaf pine in west central Georgia” to the Flint River
Council, Boy Scouts of America.
Robert Carter and Mijitaba Hammisou submitted a pre-proposal entitled
‘Landscape scale physiological response of eastern hemlock to hemlock wooly
adelgid infestations’ to the National Forest Foundation. Amount of proposal: $54,734.26. Pending.
Robert Carter and Benjie Blair submitted a proposal entitled ‘The effect of
prescribed fire on small mammal populations and ticks infected with Borrelia
burgdorferi in the Little River Canyon National Preserve, AL’ to the Lyme
Disease Foundation. Amount proposed:
Robert Carter served as Co-Coordinator of the 2004 Science Olympiad.
Robert Carter is serving as an Assistant Scoutmaster, Troop 147, Jacksonville,
Mijitaba Hamissou published an abstract and presented his research at the
national Society of Environmental Toxicology and Chemistry meeting in Austin,
Mijitaba Hamissou submitted 2 titles and abstracts for paper presentations at
the Alabama Academy of Science annual meeting, March 17 – 20, 2004.
Mijitaba Hamissou was selected to be a 2004 – 2005 Faculty mentor for
mentoring, advising, and integrating entering freshman into college life.
Mijitaba Hamissou was selected to take part in Minority Faculty retention
counseling program (MBTI) through the College of Nursing.
Mijitaba Hamissou, James Rayburn, and Benjie Blair participated in the February
Frank Romano, James Rayburn, Mijitaba Hamissou, Robert Carter, George Cline
participated in the 2004 Science Olympiad in February.
Frank Romano andGeorge Cline participated in the March preview day.
Robert Evans reports that the MSCJ program continues to attract record numbers
of new students. At this time, there
are 75 MSCJ students and 14 MPA students concentrating in CJ. Nine MSCJ students are scheduled to take
their degrees in April and five in August, and based on enrollment trends over
the past two years, Dr. Evans projects an enrollment of 82 MSCJ students by the
beginning of the Fall 2004 term.
the direction of Mr. Dean Buttram, III, the Department of Criminal justice
participated in the Annual Career Fair, along with Sociology/Social Work and
Psychology on March 3, 2004. This was
regarded as another successful venture to our students and participating
agencies alike. We had a record year of inquisitive students from within the
department, as well as from other departments and colleges on campus. There
were roughly twenty criminal justice agencies/departments that participated in
this year’s event; ranging from local police departments, sheriff’s offices,
various state agencies, law schools, to three federal agencies. Hence,
virtually every aspect within the field of criminal justice was represented,
therefore allowing students the opportunity to gain insight directly from an
agency within their field(s) of interest. Feedback from the students that
participated was positive. It was perceived to be a very important learning
experience along with providing one-on-one interaction with a representative
that is otherwise not always an option.
two Spring Preview Days were also perceived as being successful. Again this
year, there were an immense number of incoming students that were interested in
the department and what it had to offer. Further, with regard to the advisement
sessions that were provided following the Preview Day there was roughly fifty
students that had already declared their major in criminal justice. Therefore,
it appears to be another positive upcoming year for the department and J.S.U.
alike (Go Gamecocks).
faculty members from the Department of Criminal Justice presented papers at the
41st Annual Meeting of the Academy of Criminal Justice Sciences in Las Vegas,
Nevada, March 9 – 13, 2004. Dr. Rick
Davis and Mr. Dean Buttram, III presented a paper entitled “Internship
Participation as a Predictor of Employability in the Field of Criminal
Justice”. Dr. Ronald R. Mellen and Mrs.
Nancy B. Mellen gave a presentation titled “Quantitative EEG and Neurotherapy,
Research with Inmates”. Mrs. Mellen
also gave a presentation for Dr. Robert Evans and Mr. Stephen P. Asbell titled
“A Comparison of Explicit and Implicit Racial Bias Among Criminal Justice and
Non-Criminal Justice Students”.
Little River Canyon
JSU’s Field School recently
won the National NatureWatch Award as the best district presentation in the
nation for collaborative programming with the United States Forest Service,
Shoal Creek District.
A partnership with JSU
Archaeology Resource Lab and Continuing Education in partnership with the
Poarch Creek of Alabama has resulted in the first annual Summer Archaeology
Camp, which will offer high school students the opportunity to participate in
an archaeological excavation with qualified specialists from various natural
science disciplines and inspire students to pursue a science major at JSU.
JSU’s Field School is
presenting a series of environmental awareness and arts appreciation programs
to underserved low income and minority students in Wilcox County through
collaboration with the Auburn University Environmental Institute, the Alabama
Center for the Book, the Black Freedmen’s Living Historical Farm for Children,
Inc., and the Alabama Alliance for Arts in Education.
Through Field School outreach
presentations in Calhoun and Jefferson Counties, the Field School has reached
approximately 5000 individuals in February and March 2004.
Correspondingly, 6000 Field
School brochures are being distributed to prospective participants.
In addition to its many
programs and classes the Field School conducted three school field trips during
2003 involving a total of 75 students.
In the spring of 2004, seven schools and groups have booked trips with
the Field School totaling over 300 students.
This growth in field trips is due in part to the success of last
summer’s teacher workshops. One hundred
teachers spent two days with Field School staff learning about Little River,
its canyon, and Lookout Mountain. The
teachers gave their overall experience in the workshop an average of 6.85 on a
7 point scale – or about 98% - extremely high compared to most teacher
workshops. The summer workshop was
designed to inspire them to involve their students in more real-world outdoor
learning experiences. With another
round of teacher workshops this summer additional growth of the Field School
K-12 program is expected.
FY 04 and FY 05 funding for
construction of the Little River Canyon Field School remains locked by NASA
headquarters. Justification for the “early release” of these funds has been
requested and submitted in draft form. Congressional assistance is being
History and Foreign Languages
Llewellyn Cook, Assistant Professor of History, attended the annual meeting of
the Consortium on Revolutionary Europe. He serves on the Board of Directors for
Jennifer Gross, Assistant Professor of History, published a Study Guide for America:
Past and Present (a nationally used history text). She also made four
presentations on Civil War widows for the Alabama Humanities Foundation. In
April she will present a paper at a conference at Rutgers University. Her paper
is titled “The United Daughters of the Confederacy, Confederate Widows, and the
Russel Lemmons, Professor of History, has been selected to attend the Center
for Advanced Holocaust Studies Seminar on Using Primary Sources for Teaching
the Holocaust which will be held in Washington, D.C. in June.
Harvey H. Jackson, Professor of History, was speaker at the Jacksonville High
School Academic Honors program. He is doing a presentation and book signing for
the Friends of the Houston Cole Library and the Anniston Public Library. He continues to serve on the editorial board
of the Anniston Star and write
a weekly column on southern politics and culture.
Michael Morris, Assistant Professor of History, participated in a conference on
the Southern Colonies that was held at Augusta University in Augusta, Georgia.
Department continues to provide support and instruction in the LASTING program
which, in cooperation with the Calhoun County School Board and the help of a
major grant from the Department of Education, helps local teachers develop new
and more effective ways of teaching. Dr. George Lauderbaugh coordinates the
program. Dr. Jennifer Gross made two presentations to the group during the past
Department of Music
the reporting period of January, February and March 2004 the David L. Walters
Department of Music, its students, faculty and guest performers participated in
the following activities:
and staff achievements included:
Gail Steward, piano, presented a Faculty Recital on 20 January 2004 in Mason
Hall Performance Center.
Wendy Channel, piano, presented public recitals on 15 February 2004 at the
Anniston Museum and on 24 February 2004 at the Gadsden Cultural Arts Center.
Nathan Wight, baritone, presented a Faculty Recital assisted by Dr. Gail
Steward on 13 March 2004 in Mason Hall Performance Center.
Gail Steward was granted a Tenured appointment and promoted to the rank of
Professor of Music.
Legare McIntosh was granted Tenure.
Kenneth Bodiford adjudicated at band festivals in Cobb County, Georgia on 26-28
February 2004 and in Warner Robins, Georgia on 25-26 March 2004
Cameron Crotts adjudicated at a band festival in Cobb County on 26-28 February
Cameron Crotts participated in master classes at Arizona State University 13-14
Jeff Solomon, French Horn, appeared as soloist on Chamber Winds concert, 9
Kevin Mobbs, trombone, presented Faculty Recital on 30 March 2004 in Mason Hall
performances by JSU Music ensembles included:
Singers appeared in Concert at Alabama Music Educators Conference, 15 January
2004 at Auburn, Alabama.
Band (HardCorps) appeared at High Education Day Rally in Montgomery, Alabama,
29 January 2004.
I Big Band presents Concert on 25 February 2004 in Mason Hall Performance
Winds and Wind Ensemble present Concert on 9 March 2004 in Stone Center Theater
with featured soloist Mr. Jeff Solomon, French Horn.
Singers present joint concert with visiting Butler University Choir at St.
Michael and All Angels’ Episcopal Church, Anniston.
Performances by JSU Music students included:
recital, Melody Gaddis, flute, 27 January 2004
Recital, Melissa Weathers Payne, mezzo soprano, 29 January 2004.
Recital, Chrystial Hudson, soprano, 6 February 2004.
Recital, Chris Ashley, Percussion, 19 February 2004.
Recital, Clark Hunt, trumpet, 7 March 2004.
Recital, Nathan Haskew, trumpet, 7 March 2004.
Recital, Jeremy Benson, flute, 8 March 2004.
Recital, Melanie Black, Percussion, 14 March 2004.
Recital, Mark Triplett, piano, 15 March 2004.
Recital, Louis Lugo, trombone, 17 March 2004
Recital, Clint Croft, Bass Trombone, 17 March 2004.
Performance Hour presentations occurred on:
January, 13 February, 27 February, 12 March 2004.
Alpha Iota presented a Musicale on 4 March 2004.
Mu Alpha Sinfonia, professional music fraternity for men, presented its annual
American Music Musicale featuring music by American composers.
Recital by trumpet students of Mr. Chip Crotts on 16 March 2004.
18 January 2004, the Department hosted Colin Williams, Principal Trombonist,
Atlanta Symphony Orchestra, on campus who presented a master class for JSU
students and invited guests.
21 February 2004, the Department hosted a concert open to the public by the
Fort Lee (VA) Army Band in Mason Hall Performance Center.
10 February 2004 the members of Sigma Alpha Iota hosted the Festival of Roses.
Seven bands from Alabama public schools participated, receiving adjudication
and participating in master classes presented by JSU faculty and JSU music
education students. Over 600 students
visited campus for this event.
Department hosted scholarship audition events for perspective students on 20-21
February, 5-6 March and 12-13 March 2004.
Over 250 students, both vocal and instrumental, were auditioned by JSU
faculty and staff.
J. Earl Wade, Dean of the College of Arts and Sciences, announced the naming of
the JSU music unit in honor of David L. Walters, emeritus professor and
Director of The Marching Southerners for 30 years, at a ceremony attended by
faculty, staff, students and friends on 13 February 2004 in Mason Hall
S. Krishnaprasad – has a refereed paper, “A Gentle Introduction to Distributed
Algorithms” accepted for presentation at the CCSC: Mid-South Computing
Conference, Little Rock, AK. The paper
will be published in the Conference Proceedings.
Guillermo Francia and Dr. Chi-Chin Chao – have a refereed paper, “An Empirical
Study of Bluetooth Performance” accepted for presentation at the CCSC:
Mid-South Computing Conference, Little Rock, AK. The paper will be published in the Conference Proceedings.
Thomas Leathrum – as the President of the Alabama Association of College
Teachers of Mathematics (AACTM), organized and presided over the annual meeting
on Feb 13 and 14 at Judson College.
David Dempsy – served on panel – “Addressing No Child Left Behind” at the AACTM
annual meeting, Feb 13 and 14, Judson College.
Jaedeok Kim – presented a paper, “Interesting Problem Involving Projections in
Operations Algebra”, at the AACTM annual meeting, Feb. 13 and 14, Judson
College. The paper will be published in
the Alabama Journal of Mathematics.
Dr. Edwin Smith –
presented a paper, “Packing for Frontier Life in 3-D Space”, at the AACTM
annual meeting, Feb. 13 and 14, Judson College. The paper will be published in the Alabama Journal of Mathematics.
Department of Political Science
Dr. Lori Owens attended College Day at the State Legislature. Dr. Owens was also appointed to serve on the
Alabama Women’s Commission by Governor Bob Riley.
Ralph Savage had his article on the “Consequences of the Gulf War II” published
in the Anniston Star in 2003.
Impressed by the accuracy of his predictions prior to the start of
military actions in Iraq, the National Zeitung (newspaper) in
Munich interviewed him in July, 2003 and the article based on the interview was
published and made available on their website in January, 2004. Dr. Savage continues to write on the
consequences of the war/peace today.
Dr. Tim Barnett attended,
chaired a session, presented a paper, and served as a discussant on panels at
the Mississippi Political Science Association Meeting at Millsaps College in
Jackson Mississippi on February 27-28, 2004.
Dr. Barnett’s paper was entitled, “The Evolving University Classroom: Pedagogical Challenges Arising in
Introductory American Government Courses.”
Also, the department
continues to work with various media representatives regarding issues of
significance to JSU and the broader service area, such as: the primary
elections (Dr. Veasey on Channel 24), ongoing policy issues in the Middle East
(Dr. Savage), and Dr. Veasey will work with Channel 24 and the Jacksonville
School District regarding a property tax increase during the spring of 2004.
Physical and Earth
Sociology and Social Work
March 3, 2004, the department co-sponsored a Career
Fair in Brewer Hall. Some of the
agencies appearing at the Jobs Conference were Calhoun-Cleburne Mental Health
Center, Second Chance, Inc., Wal-Mart, Three Springs, ABC TV 33/40, Alabama
Department of Human Resources, East Alabama Area Agency on Aging, Anniston
Parks and Recreation, Youth Villages, Alabama State Personnel Department,
Alabama Department of Rehabilitative Services, The Personnel Board of Jefferson
County, Mountain View Hospital, Presbyterian Home for Children, and Family
Services Center of Calhoun County. There were many students who attended this
conference and made contacts with the above agencies for employment
BSW Program and the National Association of Social Workers, Coosa Valley Unit
presented the 23rd Annual Social Work Day Conference on March 4,
2004. There were approximately 220
students and professionals in attendance.
There were 29 agencies that had displays at the conference. The conference offered 7 guest speakers, including
the Commissioner of the State of Alabama Department of Human Resources.
the Alabama Mississippi Sociological Association meeting in Starkville at MSU
and took nine sociology students from JSU.
the Alabama Mississippi Sociological Association meeting in Starkville at MSU
and was nominated for Member-at-Large for the state of Alabama.
the Career Fair on March 3, 2004.
quoted in The Anniston Star on 2-29-04 in a story about gay marriage.
on the planning committee for the 23rd Annual JSU Social Work Day Social Work
on the planning committee for the 23rd Annual JSU Social Work Day.
2 text books for the publishers.
on the merit pay committee for Faculty Council for Arts and Sciences.
a workshop for JSU BSW Field Instructors at the 23rd Annual JSU Social Work Day.
the Social Worker of the Year award from the National Association of Social
Workers, Coosa Valley Unit in Alabama.
on the planning committee for the 23rd Annual JSU Social Work Day.
on the planning committee for the 23rd Annual JSU Social Work Day.
“Mead and the art of trash talking: I got your gesture right here.”
Sociological Spectrum. With Tori J. Warner. 2004
Gamecock Guide. Textbook for Freshman Orientation at JSU. ISBN:0-536-82020-1.
Pearson Custom Publishing. 2004
Section Three for Wadsworth’s Sociology Online Resources and Writing Companion
for Kendall’s Sociology in Our Times, 5th edition. Thomson/Wadsworth Publishers. 2004
Viewpoints Exercises” to be included with all Introduction to Sociology
textbooks for Thomson/Wadsworth publishers. 2004
Committee for the Mid-South Sociological Association (MSSA). I am
the Alabama representative for this committee, which addresses methods or ways
of improving membership in the MSSA.
Mentor. Northern District Career Development Conference, March 3, Gadsden State Community
for Chair of “Committee on the Professions” for the Mid-South Sociological Association (MSSA). Election will be
Nancy Francisco Stewart
“Can you see yourself in this looking glass?”
Presented to the 23rd Annual Social
Work Day and the National Association of Social Workers, Coosa Valley Unit
celebration of social work month, March 4, 2004, Houston Cole Library,
Jacksonville State University.
ongoing research project on social work leadership in Alabama history after
identifying there is no publication or text for social work students to understand
Alabama’s contributions to the social work profession. Reviewed the historical
literature on the Alabama Conference on Social Work, the Alabama Hall of Fame
and the Social Work Pioneers of the National Association of Social Work.
Day, March 13, 2004. Created new
display board reflecting “the power of social work”, coordinated social work
club student volunteers for the day and represented department in Stephenson
Hall preview event.
Work Club sponsoring faculty to assist students in rebuilding an active
Committee Member for 23rd Annual JSU Social Work Day.
Proceedings publication with my concept mapping research article on
social work in hospitals will be released at the Annual Meeting of the Society
for Social Work Leadership in Health Care on April 27-29 in Las Vegas, Nevada.
Dr. Maureen Newton
Work Day Conference March 2, 2004 - Planning Committee Coordinator: Assisted in planning the 23rd
Annual Social Work Day Conference in conjunction with the National Association
of Social Work, Coosa Valley Unit.
and submitted a proposal for a presentation at the 22nd Annual Baccalaureate Social Work Education
Conference in November 2004..
Developed a Needs Assessment Survey for the Coosa Valley Unit of the
National Association of Social Workers to be distributed and collected and
analyzed to determine the needs and interests of professional social workers in
a Yahoo Group Bulletin Board for the Coosa Valley Unit of the National
Association of Social Workers to give a public venue for professional social
workers in the area to communicate and share information regarding issues
relevant to social work practice.
National program Chair for the Baccalaureate Social Work Educators, she
presided over the Planning Meeting in Detroit for Annual BPD Conference to be
held there in November 2004.
the requirements for a National BSW Student honor to be presented annually at
on the planning committee for the 23rd Annual JSU Social Work Day where she
facilitated the Community Exhibitors for the day and was responsible for
coordinating the break down and clean up after the conference.
Wrote “The U.S. Economy and the Housing Market,”
American Association of Retirement Communities News, Winter 2004.
quoted in an Associated Press article on March 10, 2004 that was released
nation-wide and has appeared so far in the following papers: Los
Angeles (CA) Times, Atlanta (GA) Journal-Constitution, Bradenton (FL) Herald,
Honolulu (HI) Star Bulletin, Anniston (AL) Star, Indianapolis (IN) Courier
Press, Cincinnati (OH) Post, Jackson County (OR) Mail Tribune, United Kingdom
Guardian Unlimited, Bucks County (PA) Courier Times, Federal News Radio.com,
Las Vegas (NV) Sun, Durham (NC) Herald-Sun, Kansas City (KS) Star, Charlotte
(NC) Observer, Tallahassee (FL) News, Akron (OH) Beacon Journal, State College
(PA) Centre Daily, Gulfport/Biloxi (MS) Sun-Herald, Aberdeen (MD) News, Macon
(GA) Telegraph, Wichita (KS) Eagle, Fort Wayne (IN) News-Sentinel, WTOP Radio
in Washington (DC), Washington (DC) Times.
the Annual Program Meeting of the Council on Social Work Education in Anaheim,
California from February 28 to
the Annual Gulf Coast Social Work Conference (Florida, Alabama, Mississippi,
and Louisiana) on February 12 and 13, 2004.
COLLEGE OF COMMERCE AND BUSINESS ADMINISTRATION
Dean William Fielding
welcomed the East Alabama Planning Commission Board Members to campus for their
meeting, January 28.
Dean William Fielding
presented an Economic Impact Study on the State Economy from Out-of-State and
International Students to the local delegation at a lunch meeting on
The CCBA held it’s 2004 Spring Picnic for students on March 17.
Finance, Economics and Accounting
Dr. Christopher Westley had
an article published in The Birmingham
News on January 11, 2004, p. 4C entitled “The Real Crisis: Mad Socialism Disease.”
On March 11-14, 2004, Dr.
Westley attended the Public Choice Society Annual Meeting in Baltimore,
Maryland where he presented “Are Political Parties Cost Minimizing? A Panel Study of Campaign Spending and
Dr. Westley also served as a
discussant on two papers “Tax Morale in the United States and in Europe: A
Cross-Country Analysis” by Alm and Torgler and “Are Honest Citizens to Blame
for Corruption? An Exercise in Political Economy of Tax Evashion” by Evrenk
at the Public Choice Society Annual Meeting.
Dr. Westley published an
article entitled “How Bush Busted the Budget” in The Free Market, Vol. 22, number 3, pp. 5-6.
Dr. Westley will be
attending the Austrian Scholars Conference in Auburn, Alabama on March 19-20,
Dr. Shawn Carter, Omicron
Delta Epsilon Faculty Advisor, coordinated the Annual Spring Reception for ODE,
which was held March 8 at the Houston Cole Library. Twenty-eight new members were inducted.
Omicron Delta Epsilon is one of the world’s largest accredited honor
societies. The primary objective of ODE
is to recognize and honor the scholastic attainment of those students meeting
its high standards of excellence. Less
than one percent of JSU students qualify to join ODE.
Mr. Floyd Kirby, Faculty
Advisor for the SAA (Student Accounting Association), coordinated the Annual
Student Accounting Association Banquet which was held on February 12. The following awards were presented:
Northeast Chapter of ASCPA
Scholarships – Michael Pody and Kristen Burgeet.
Northeast Chapter of Alabama
Society of CPA’s Scholarship – Steven McNeal.
Student Award from AL Society of CPA’s –Charles Freeman.
Pearce Bevill Leesburg and
Moore Scholarship – Tina Simons.
Robert Trathen Scholarship 1st
place – Samantha Heard.
Robert Trathen Scholarship 2nd
place – Kirsten Burgett.
Collins Scholarships: Samantha Heard, Traci Boyd.
Department of Management, Marketing and Information Management/E-Commerce
Dr. Patricia Borstorff
Dr. Borstorff has
two presentations and they will be published in the Proceedings of the
respective conferences. The first paper, “Argumentativeness and Verbal
Aggressiveness: Organizational Life, Gender, and Ethnicity”, Logan, Brandy
Borstorff was selected as the McGraw-Hill Best Paper award at the
Association for Business Communication Southwestern United States Conference,
Orlando, FL., March 2-6, 2004.
Dr. Borstorff, P.C. &
Gilley, C. Forthcoming March 24-26, 2004. “E-Learning Technology in the Workplace:
Opportunities and Challenges”. Association for Small Business and
Entrepreneurship, Albuquerque, NM.
Dr. Borstorff was elected
member of the JSU Foundation Board of Directors.
Dr. Borstorff has been
chosen to be in the Great Women of the 21st Century, 2004 Edition. Earlier Dr.
BorstorffI had been chosen to be in the International Who’s Who of Professional
and Business Women, 9th edition.
Dr. Mark Hearn
Dr. Mark Hearn and Dr.
Cynthia McCarty presented an economic update on Calhoun County and the State of
Alabama at the 2004 Calhoun County Chamber of Commerce Economic
Forum held on February 5th, 2004. The information presented
was collected by Drs. Hearn and McCarty with support being provided
by Dr. James Thomas and the staff of the Center for Economic Development.
Dr. Deborah Francis
Dr. Francis had an article
published: Francis, D.H., Huang, L., Carraher, S. (2004). "Top management
teams and friendship: Results from the USA and Taiwan", International
Journal of Family Business, Vol. 1: pp. 73-86.
Dr. Francis attended 2004
United States Association of Small Business & Entrepreneurship (USASBE)
conference in Dallas, TX in January.
Dr. Francis was Program
Chair for the International Entrepreneurship Division and gave awards for best
reviewers. She also assumed the position of Vice President of Division and
attended the USASBE Board meeting.
Dr. Francis attended
Mid-South Association of Business Disciplines (MSABD) annual meeting on
February 6, 2004 in Jackson, MS to review the cases being presented by students
in two of the sessions and provide advice to the authors as to their
possibilities of being published. Presenting these cases is part of a
Department of Education grant obtained by Dr.Jim Ondracek,
professor from Minot University in North
Dr. Francis reviewed a case
for Entrepreneurship, Theory and Practice.
Dr. Francis reviewed three
papers for 2004 Academy of Management meeting.
Dr. Francis wrote a 3-page
newsletter for the International Entrepreneurship Division of USASBE.
Dr. Francis was invited to
attend the Oxford Round Table from August 8-13, 2004 to discuss developments in
International Trade and the Environment. The title of the meeting is
"Regulating sustainable development: Adapting to globalization in the 21st
Dr. Carl Gooding
Dr. Gooding co-authored a
paper entitled “Unanticipated Problems Facing the Georgia WebMBA” to be
presented at the annual meeting of the Association of Marketing Theory and
Practices, March 29, 2004. This paper
will be published in the conference proceedings.
Dr. Gooding served as
panelist for “Administrative Perspectives on the Value of Regional Professional
Organizations and Meetings” at the annual meeting of the Southeast Decision
Science Institute, Charleston, SC, February 27, 2004.
Dr. Gooding served as
Chairperson of the Beta Gamma Sigma (National Business Honor Society) Chapter
Operations Committee. He led the review
of 40 plus “Best Chapter Applications” to select award winners to be named at
the annual meeting next month in Montreal.
Dr. Gooding attended the
Beta Gamma Sigma Board of Governors meeting in La Jolla, CA, January 9-10,
Dr. Gooding chaired the
AACSB-International Peer Review Team to UNC-Ashville, February 4-6, 2004.
Dr. Gooding served on an
AACSB-International Continuing Review Visit Team for a school currently on
probation, March 11-13, 2004.
Dr. Gooding continued
serving on the AACSB-International Initial Accreditation Committee as liaison
for several schools in preparation for the next committee meeting on March 29th,
2004 in St. Louis.
Dr. Gooding served as an
accreditation consultant for Meredith College in Raleigh, NC including a campus
visit January 29-30, 2004.
Dr. Joann Williams
Dr. Joann Williams was
interviewed for an article by J. Centers of the Anniston Star. The article, E-mail madness: By managing
electronic mail efficiently, companies can save time and money, was
published in the Business Section on January 12, 2004.
The manuscript, So what
does dance have to do with it?, co-authored by Dr. Joann Williams and Dr.
Tim Peterson of Oklahoma State University was accepted for publication by the
Decision Sciences Journal of Innovative Education. The article is scheduled to
appear in print this fall.
Dr. Joann Williams made a presentation titled E-mail and Business Etiquette
to the Future Business Leaders of America Club of Bowden High School in Bowden,
GA in February.
Dr. Williams arranged to
have Judy Harrison, Assistant Director of Human Resource Management at JSU
speak to the student chapter of the Society for
Human Resource Management in
February 2004. Ms Harrison spoke on the
elements of compensation management.
Dr. Joann Williams along
with Tim Peterson of Oklahoma State University presented a teaching workshop
entitled, The Dance of Management, at the Southwest Academy of
Management in Orlando, FL. In March 2004.
for Economic Development and Business Research (CED)
Business Development Center (SBDC)
Willard Butterworth, Mr. Penn Wilson, and Dr. William Fielding attended an
organizational meeting at the Center for Domestic Preparedness regarding the
economic impact of the Center upon the area and subsequent CED contract
Robbie Medders attended meetings of the Calhoun County Career Tech Advisory
Board of which she is a member.
Willard Butterworth, Mr. Mike Self, Mr. Penn Wilson, Mr. Ben Boozer, and Mr.
Keith Lowe attended the Gadsden/Etowah Chamber of Commerce annual meeting.
Mr. Keith Lowe attended monthly meetings of
the Calhoun County Chamber of Commerce Small Business Committee at the Chamber
Pat Shaddix, Mr. Penn Wilson, and Ms. Robbie Medders attended an American
Association of Retirement Communities (AARC) board of directors’ meeting and
conference planning session in Atlanta, Georgia.
Keith Lowe assisted Ms. Jessica Centers of The
Anniston Star with research for her article “Small businesses struggle with
rising costs of employee health-care benefits”.
Ben Boozer attended a meeting of the East Alabama Regional Planning
Commission’s Revolving Loan Fund.
Ben Boozer and Mr. Keith Lowe attended the January meeting of the East Alabama
Planning and Development Commission which was held at JSU.
Pat Shaddix, Mr. Willard Butterworth, and Mr. Penn Wilson attended the winter
conference of the Economic Developers Association of Alabama in Birmingham.
Small Business Development Consortium Director, Mr. Bill Campbell, visited the
JSU SBDC to report on Alabama’s ASBDC accreditation.
Willard Butterworth, Mr. Mike Self, Mr. Penn Wilson, and Mr. Keith Lowe
provided in-depth research data for the speakers for the Calhoun County
Willard Butterworth and Mr. Penn Wilson participated in the Alabama Advantage
Lifestyles Expo in Gulf Shores, Alabama.
Mr. Butterworth addressed other Expo participants about the importance
of retiree attraction to the state, JSU CED’s retiree attraction efforts and
Pat Shaddix, Mr. Mike Self, and Mr. Keith Lowe attended the Calhoun County
Economic Summit in Anniston.
Mr. Pat Shaddix, Mr. Mike Self, Mr. Ben Boozer, Mr. Keith
Lowe, and Ms. Robbie Medders attended the annual meeting of the Calhoun County
Chamber of Commerce.
AARC News, the quarterly publication
of the American Association of Retirement Communities, was published during the
reporting period. Mr. Mike Self is the AARC News editor.
Stan Farrel, President of Pinnacle Communities, LLC, visited the CED to discuss
potential assistance available through the CED regarding retirement community
development of land in southern Alabama.
Dr. Mark Fagan was also included in the meeting.
Pat Shaddix, Mr. Willard Butterworth, Mr. Penn Wilson, and Mr. Mike Self
participated in the annual meeting of the Alabama Automobile Manufacturers
Association in Mobile.
Pat Shaddix, Mr. Penn Wilson, and Mr. Mike Self participated in a meeting of
the Etowah County Retirement Development Council.
Pat Shaddix, Mr. Penn Wilson, Mr. Keith Lowe, and Ms. Robbie Medders
represented the CED/SBDC at a Senator Richard Shelby Town Hall meeting at
Regency Pointe in Etowah County.
Robbie Medders served as a judge at the North Regional Future Business Leaders
of America competition at White Plains High School.
Pat Shaddix and Mr. Willard Butterworth participated in “The Tupelo Story”, an
economic development conference in Tupelo, Mississippi.
Pat Shaddix participated in a procurement workshop sponsored by the University
of North Alabama SBDC.
Ben Boozer conducted two workshops at Oxford High School for senior high level
business students. Over 175 students
Pat Shaddix and Mr. Penn Wilson met with Mr. Neal Wade of the Alabama
Development Office to discuss marketing strategies on retiree attraction.
Mike Self participated in the steering committee meetings of the Gadsden/Etowah
Industrial Development Authority TIP (Tapping Industrial Potential)
program. The committee develops the
questionnaire and oversees the surveying of industries throughout Etowah County
every three years.
Robbie Medders attended monthly meetings of the Senior Core of Retired
Executives (SCORE) at the Calhoun County Chamber of Commerce.
Mike Self staffed the Joe Ford Center for Economic Development during the
quarter for both the JSU Center for Economic Development and Small Business
Willard Butterworth attended the monthly meetings of the East Alabama Regional
Planning & Development Commission of which he is a board member.
Pat Shaddix and Ms. Robbie Medders attended monthly board meetings for the
Northeast Alabama Business Incubator System (NABIS) at the Entrepreneurial
Center during the quarter.
Willard Butterworth and Ms. Robbie Medders gave presentations about CED/SBDC
services to the current year’s Leadership Calhoun County group.
The SBDC completed the
second quarter of its fiscal year having worked with over 190 clients. SBDC assistance is offered through
individual counseling as well as through training sessions on a variety of
topics pertinent to small business owners.
Two issues of JSU Economic Update were printed and
distributed statewide during the quarter.
Mr. Penn Wilson is the editor.
The SBDC presented six
workshops/conferences with a total of 333 participants during the reporting
period. Additional workshops are
scheduled for the next quarter.
COLLEGE OF EDUCATION & PROFESSIONAL
Dr. Cynthia Harper presented at the American
Association of Colleges for Teacher Education (AACTE) Annual Conference,
February 7-10, 2004,in Chicago,
Illinois. The presentation title was
“Inclusion in Higher Education: Are We Successfully Emulating What We
Dr. Cynthia Harper presented at the Association of
Teacher Educators (ATE) Annual Conference, February 15-18, 2004, in Dallas,
Texas. The presentation, “Inclusion in
Higher Education", focused on how faculty in the College of Education and Professional Studies meet
the academic needs of college students receiving services through Disability
Dr. Cynthia Harper attended the Kidstuff Partnership
meeting March 17, 2004 in Montgomery, Alabama.
Drs. Cynthia Harper, Donna Herring, and Kathleen
Friery submitted a grant proposal to Hewlett Packard entitled "Using
Tablet PC's for Instruction in Teacher Education". The purpose of the grant is to prepare
teachers to use and integrate mobile technology in the content areas. If funding is awarded, Dr. Donna Herring
will serve as the principle investigator.
Dr. Cynthia Harper participated as a reader at White
Plains Elementary School on March 2, 2004 for Read Across America.
Department of Child Development
The JSU Child Development
Center has an enrollment of 97 children ages six weeks through six years of
age. There are nine instructional
classrooms opened. Each classroom has a
certified lead teacher and two teacher assistants to conduct daily lesson plans
and provide quality childcare to the community.
As children enroll at the
Center, the parents are issued a password that enables them to go on line and
view their child in their classrooms via internet. This unique feature is not available in any other childcare
facility in the area. The cameras
provide ultimate safety and advancement toward perfecting teaching skills
performed and observed daily.
New equipment for the two
outside playgrounds and the two indoor playrooms has been installed at the
Center. All equipment is safety
certified and age appropriate for the students who are served at the
The Center has received a
food permit from the Calhoun County Health Department. Food preparation is to begin on site within
the month of March.
All employees employed at
the Center have undergone fingerprinting and criminal background checks by the
Alabama Bureau of Investigation. This
information is currently on file at the Center.
Eight computers have been
purchased and installed in the computer lab at the Center. Each classroom has an opportunity to visit
the computer lab weekly. Mrs. Sharon
Caroza provides weekly individualized computer lessons in our lab.
Mrs. Kristi Triplett, the
director of the Center, presented during the Calhoun County Chamber sponsored
Career Expo on February 3, 2004.
Approximately 450 eighth graders were represented at the Expo.
The Center has purchased and
installed childcare management software.
This software provides fingertip access to vital information on the
children enrolled and the employees.
Information such as, medical history, birthdays, classroom groups,
payments of tuition and certification information is stored and readily
The Center is currently
hosting six J.S.U. practicum classes.
The following practicums have been scheduled for the Spring Semester at
the Center: Early Childhood Education
352 and 306, Family and Consumer Science, Nutrition and the Life Cycle, HPER,
Nursing 324 and Special Education 403.
Department of Communication
The Department of
Communication continues to make changes in its curriculum in an effort to
enhance and strengthen its programs. A recent major change in the curriculum
involves elimination of the new media concentration, thus reducing the number
of concentrations in the major from four to three. Faculty decision to delete
new media was precipitated by several factors namely: (a) ACEJMC (Accrediting
Council on Education in Journalism and Mass Communications) consultant’s
recommendation, (b) low enrollment, and (c) lack of qualified new media
faculty. While new media ceases to be a concentration per se, some of its
courses, such as internet research, will still be offered under the print media
emphasis. We believe that the department will be more focused and stronger if
it concentrates on those areas in which it has greatest strength. The curriculum revisions have been approved by
the College Curriculum Committee, and the changes are expected to go into
effect in the fall of 2004.
The department is in the
process of interviewing candidates for the Ayers Chair of Communication.
Following that will be another interview of candidates for a broadcast faculty
position. The rank of the prospective broadcast faculty will be
assistant/associate professor of broadcasting. The chosen candidate must have,
among others, a significant industrial media experience.
Mr. Rick Bragg, gave a
speech here on Thursday, February 5, 2004 at 6:00 p.m., on the 11th
floor of JSU’s Houston Cole library. The speech attracted a large audience both
from within and outside the campus. Mr.
Bragg has worked for several newspapers including the New York Times. He has
also written several books, his most recent being the book, I am a Soldier
too, which chronicled the story of
Private Jessica Lynch, the POW who was rescued from Iraq not long ago.
Mr. Don Killingsworth,
coordinator of advisement, visited and
spoke to the faculty of the Department of Communication on Monday, February 16,
2004, concerning changes in advisement policies at JSU. Communication faculty
had a good interaction with Mr. Killingsworth. At the end of the presentation,
we requested, through him, that the registrar’s office begin to require and to
record, during registration, information about students’ concentrations along
with their majors. Not only is this vital statistics for reports, but it will
also help greatly in improving the effectiveness of advisement because it would
allow the assignment of students to advisors who have expertise in students’ areas
of concentration. Mr. Killingsworth promised to present this matter to the
academic affairs and to the registrar.
The Department of
Communication’s Third Annual Communication Week will start on April 5 and end
April 8, 2004. The Grand Finale—The Communication Awards Luncheon—will take
place on Thursday, April 8, 2004. We are inviting all to the activities of the
Preparations are underway
for the department’s Summer Journalism Institute. Our main event for this
year’s institute will be a Minority Journalism Workshop which will assemble a
group of about 20 selected minority high school students to undergo a one-week
intensive journalism training on radio production, television production,
newspaper production, public relations practices, law of mass communication,
Dr. Augustine Ihator has a
paper accepted for publication in Corporate Communications: An International Journal. His paper is titled, "The Impact of Social and Technological Changes on
Corporate Communication." This is good, and we look forward to more
faculty publications as we work towards unit accreditation.
On Wednesday night (3/3/04),
the campus radio station—the WLJS—carried live, the Jacksonville High School
game--the state championship playoff. This may become the future trend.
Department of Curriculum and Instruction
Dr. Steve Armstrong presided
over the Council for Children with Behavioral Disorders Meeting in Tuscaloosa,
AL at the AFCEC Superconference February 4-6, 2004.
Dr. Larry Beard attended the
Board of Vision 2020 meeting in Anniston, AL January 6, 2004. Dr. Beard also presented at the AFCEC
Superconference in Tuscaloosa, AL February 4-6, 2004.
Ms. Blanche Colley attended
the Concern for Children Board Meeting in Anniston, AL January 14, 2004. Ms. Colley also attended the Comprehensive
System of Personnel Development State Improvement Grant (SIG) Advisory
Committee in Tuscaloosa, AL February 4, 2004.
Dr. Celia Hilber presented
at the Georgia Reading Association Conference in Atlanta, GA February 27-28,
Dr. Sue Hoppe presented at
the AFCEC Superconference in Tuscaloosa, AL February 6, 2004.
Ms. Nina King presented at
the Georgia Reading Association Conference in Atlanta, GA February 27-28, 2004.
Dr. Patricia Lowry had an
article published in the Alabama Journal of Mathematics Activities –
“Strategies for Problem Solving (Elementary Level)” February 2004.
Dr. Aquilla Mims attended
the AFCEC Superconference in Tuscaloosa, AL February 4-6, 2004.
Mrs. Lynetta Owens presented
at AACTE Conference in Chicago, IL February 6-10, 2004. Mrs. Owens also presented at ATE Conference
in Dallas, TX February 14-17, 2004.
Dr. Gena Riley conducted
In-Service “Math Course of Study” in Roanoke, AL January 27, 2004. Dr. Riley presented at the AFCEC
Superconference in Tuscaloosa, AL February 6, 2004. Dr. Riley also presented In-Service for St. Clair County Schools
February 17, 2004.
Mrs. Jennifer Strain
presented at the AFCEC Superconference in Tuscaloosa, AL February 6, 2004. Mrs. Strain also presented at the Georgia Reading
Association Conference in Atlanta, GA February 26-27, 2004.
Mrs. Sandra Sudduth served
as a judge for the Calhoun County Spelling Bee February 4, 2004.
Mrs. Phyllis Taylor
presented at the Georgia Reading Association Conference in Atlanta, GA February
Dr. Donna Herring presented a “Live Text
Demonstration” at the SU Pre-service Teacher Education Program meeting. Dr. Herring also presented at the Florida
Educational Technology Conference in Orlando.
Dr. Herring also made six local presentations on using Web Resources in
the classroom and four state presentations on using Web in the classroom.
Drs. Charles Notar, Donna
Herring, and Janelle Wilson presented at the Hawaii International Conference on
Education in Honolulu.
Drs. Jerry Kiser, Hayden
Center, and Kathleen Friery, EDRS Counseling Education professors, met with a
representative from West Georgia College for an initial meeting to insure
CACREP standards are being met in the Counselor Education program area.
Dr. Carol Uline participated
in the Reading First meeting with other EH/LA faculty in Montgomery. Dr. Uline also presented at the Georgia
Reading Association Conference in Atlanta.
Dr. Charles Notar presented
at the Technology Resource Development Summit in Birmingham, AL. The topic of his presentation was, “Showcase
of Best Practices”.
Dr. Janelle Wilson presented
at the Georgia Reading First Association Conference in Atlanta.
Dr. Denise Richardson
participated in the AMSTEC meeting to pursue funding for a NASA course.
Several EDRS professors
submitted articles for publication in TECH TRENDS. These articles were on how JSU students are successfully using
technology in their classrooms. Dr. Janelle
Wilson spearheaded this publication effort.
Each program area in the
EDRS Department (Counselor Education, Secondary Education & Educational
Administration) has completed Orientation booklets to better acquaint EDRS
students with their responsibilities as students at JSU.
Administration program area will begin offering courses at a new JSU Distance
Learning site in Cedar Grove at the local high school.
Department of Family and Consumer Sciences
Mrs. Karen Nemeth was appointed Acting Department Head, Family and Consumer Sciences
effective March 1st. Mrs.
Nemeth has served on the Family and Consumer Sciences faculty for almost 28
The department of Family and Consumer Sciences updated two offices with
furniture. Additionally, a lecture
classroom had been updated to a Smart Classroom with the installation of a
“Smart Board” and related computer equipment.
Mrs. Karen Nemeth attended the Career Technical Education Teacher Educators Workshop
at the State Department of Education in Montgomery March 9th. The purpose of the meeting was to update
Career Technical Education Teacher Educators on changes to standards for Career
Karen Nemeth served on a review committee for Business-Industry Certification
for the Gadsden City Schools on March 17th. Business-Industry Certification is part of
the State Department of Education’s Career Technical Education review process.
Karen Nemeth serves as the Higher Education liaison on the Alabama Association
of Teachers of Family and Consumer Sciences (AATFACS) board. She attended the Spring board meeting on
February 10th at Five Points Middle School in Chambers County. Ms. Maisie Hales, a JSU alumna, serves as
President of the AATFACS and is a family and consumer sciences teacher at Five
Points Middle School.
Tim Roberts assessed school menus and food traffic flow in the cafeteria for
Hokes Bluff Middle School on February 27th.
Paula Napoli made a presentation at the Georgia Reading Association Conference
in Atlanta, Georgia on February 27th. The topic was Quilt-Making:
Art, Culture, and Literature in the Early Childhood Classroom.
Alabama Association of Family and Consumer Sciences (ALAFCS) held the Annual
State Conference on February 25-27 in Birmingham. JSU faculty, Mrs. Karen Nemeth and Mrs. Robbie Boggs, and five
JSU students participated in many events at the conference.
Karen Nemeth, Family and Consumer Sciences faculty member, presided over an
educational session, served as the State Student Advisor, and served as Awards
Chair. Ms. Shelley Capes, a Family and Consumer Sciences student, presided over
the State Student Association meeting.
She serves as the current President of the Alabama Student Family and
Consumer Sciences Association. Both
Mrs. Nemeth and Ms. Capes were honored with awards at the state conference.
Karen Nemeth received the 2004 Leaders Award presented by the Alabama
Association of Family and Consumer Sciences
This award is given to identify and honor family and consumer sciences
professionals who have made significant contributions to the field through
their involvement with Alabama Association of Family and Consumer Sciences.
Shelley Capes received the Future Professional Award. This award recognizes emerging professionals who have shown the
potential for making significant contributions to the field of family and
in the Department of Family and Consumer Sciences have participated in several
field trips within industries applicable to their majors. Dr. Tim Roberts and Restaurant and
Foodservice Management students toured the foodservice facilities at Honda
Manufacturing in Lincoln on March 15th. Mrs. Robbie Boggs and Merchandising students visited the Atlanta
Americasmart (Apparel Mart) on January 30th.
Students had opportunities to participate in buying activities.
Department of Health, Physical
Education & Recreation
Dr. William Hey, Mrs. Donna
Hey, and Mr. Jim McLaughlin attended an organizational meeting for the spring
conference of the Alabama State Association for Health, Physical Education,
Recreation, and Dance.
The department was given the
okay by the JSU administration to seek external funding necessary to begin an
Arthritis Foundation exercise program.
Dr. Glenn Roswal is chairing the committee.
The department is purchasing
an ADE (Automated
External Defibrillators) due to the potential for cardiovascular
problems that might arise, particularly in the senior adult exercise program
(AWE-some). Faculty will be trained to
use the device.
Ms. Gina Mabrey, who holds
TNT National Coaches Certification as a run/walk coach with the Leukemia and
Lymphoma Society’s National Team-in-Training Program, participated in the Walt
Disney World Half-Marathon on January 11, 2004. The Disney Team raised over $6 million.
Mr. Jim McLaughlin and Ms.
Gina Mabrey attended the Southeastern Chapter of the American College of Sports
Medicine conference on January 29-31, 2004 in Atlanta.
Mr. Kory Hill (lead author), Ms. Donna Hey, and Dr. Willie Hey have submitted one manuscript.
Mrs. Donna Hey served as a guest instructor in Melinda Brown’s (Nursing) lifestyle class. Mrs. Hey also
implemented a practicum experience for her Methods of Teaching Dance course at
Piedmont Elementary. The practicum was titled “Kid Shaping”.
Mrs. Gina Mabrey served as a
guest lecturer for Melinda Brown’s Nursing Lifestyle Strategies course. She is also completing the initial draft of
a wellness newsletter. A newsletter for
the JSU Wellness Center has not been published since spring 1999.
Dr. Roland Thornburg and the
HPER club sponsored Crossville High School boy’s team during the Northeast
Regional Basketball tournament.
Dr. Thornburg also spoke at
the pre-service teacher’s seminar on “Getting a Job”. He is also serving as an indentured servant to the Conceptual
Framework developmental process.
Dr. Willie Hey received
notification that his article, Use of Body-Mind-Spirit Dimensions for the
Development of a Wellness Behavior and Characteristic Inventory for College
Students, was accepted for publication in H.
Department of Instructional
Instructional Services Unit has new signage on the rear East end of the Ramona
Wood Building. This signage facilitates the location of the Teaching/Learning
Center and the Learning Resource Center by customers that are not current JSU
students. The Teaching /Learning Center, being a practicum site for JSU College
of Education students, provides tutoring for community K-12 students. The
Learning Resource Center provides books, manipulatives, and other teaching
resources to parents and teachers in the community.
Learning Resource Center (LRC) had 172 JSU students and 11 teachers sign in as
users in January and February of 2004. Mrs. Penny Lane conducted four class
orientations to the Center for education classes. The LRC is preparing for a
Scholastic Book Fair to be held from April 2nd through the 9th.
Teaching/Learning Center is serving as the practicum site for five classes in
the spring semester. Two Developmental Psychology classes, two Child Growth and
Development classes and one Reading diagnosis class have provided 163 JSU
students for the tutoring program. Eighty-two children are being tutored at the
T/LC in the Ramona Wood Building while 22 children are being tutored outside
the T/LC. David Craig, a Developmental
Psychology student this semester, said, “I really did not know what it was to
teach until I started this practicum.” Mrs. Dorothy Parker who is the
Coordinator of the Teaching/Learning Center says all of the students are
learning and enjoying this semester.
Multimedia Instructional Laboratory (MIL) has completed the transformation
begun in September. The new computers and the other technology changes have
made the laboratory a good resource for JSU students. Mr. Stan Cates with the
assistance of JSU’s Maintenance Department have converted nine classrooms into
technologically smarter rooms. Six rooms in the Ramona Wood Building, one room
in Mason Hall, east Wing and one room in Pete Matthews Coliseum now have
SmartBoards, LCD projectors (ceiling mounted), internet connectivity, a new
multimedia computer with an enhanced sound system, a desk for the computer, and
a DVD, VCR, MPG combo player. These rooms facilitate the instructor’s
incorporation of instructional technology in the classroom as mandated by the
State Department of Education and suggested by the College’s accrediting
associations. The Faculty vie for use of the smart rooms. Hopefully, progress
will continue and more rooms similarly equipped will become available. The
ScanTron grading machine was repaired by Mr. Cates.
Mike Zenanko was invited to and attended the Technology Resource Development Summit
in Birmingham. He submitted with coauthors Drs. Dismukes, Yarbrough and Zenanko
for publication ”Technology at the Center for Two Learners” an article
involving students taking the T/LC practicum and surveying their use of
technology. Mr. Zenanko created a website for The Association for the Tutoring
Profession (ATP), http://www.jsu.edu/depart/edprof/atp.
Mr. Zenanko is one of the organizers of this new nonprofit organization,
which officially began on February 14, 2004,
and serves as the ATP Publications Chair. Mr. Zenanko also participated
in President Meehan’s radio interviews where he discussed tutoring and electronic
A related article was published in The
Jacksonville News on March 10, 2004
Department of the Teacher Service Center
Dr. Kelly Ryan attended the
Omicron Delta Kappa Conference in Norfolk, VA
Dr. Kelly Ryan was elected
Faculty Province Director for Omicron Delta Kappa. His province covers Alabama,
Mississippi, and West Florida.
Department of Technology & Engineering
Department of TV SERVICES
Michael Edwards edited three four-minute videos together to be played during the Tera Ross memorial
service. One of the pieces was a music
video tribute performed by a local Christian band and the other two were
background images to be played during the service. Video footage from the Ladies softball game was shot by TV
Services; all the photos came from various sources.
Upgraded audio production lab for the Communication Department. A new hybrid analog/digital Audio Arts
console and a new digital audio workstation based on Adobe Audition has been
installed. Digital media recording
options now include audio CD’s, Minidisc, and Digital Audio Tape. Work on this
lab began immediately following the end of Fall classes.
Two new Spring Preview Day spots were approved by Admissions.
These spots will air on TV24 and Cable One. They promote the February 21, and March 13, Preview Days.
Rick Bragg lecture for the Society of Professional Journalists. Keith
Thomas attended the first committee meeting for the creation of a new
Informational CD for JSU. He
volunteered for the committee.
The Office of Admissions,
the President, Dr. Turner, Marvin Jenkins and Joe Serviss previewed and
approved the new JSU recruiting video, “JSU…Right for You!” (2004).
Michael “Speedy” Edwards is
attending EVS (Instant Replay, Packages, Highlights-produced during sporting
events) training in Fairfield, New Jersey.
The Boris Red software for
the Media 100’s arrived and are waiting installment.
Television Services in
conjunction with WJXS TV24 broadcast four JSU men’s basketball games and three
women’s basketball games during the month of January.
Television Services in
conjunction with WJXS TV24 broadcast two JSU men’s basketball games and three
JSU women’s basketball games during the month of February.
COLLEGE OF GRADUATE
STUDIES AND CONTINUING EDUCATION
University Office of Continuing Education along with Troy State University
Dothan and the University of North Alabama have been notified that they will be
the recipient of the Distinguished Program Award for Association for Continuing
Higher Education Region VII at the 2004 Conference in Atlanta on April 19. The award is for the project known as the University
Partnership for Alabama Continuing Education (UPACE). Located in three different regions of the state, the three
universities have combined efforts in the UPACE Partnership and are offering
certificate programs for the County Administrators, County Engineers, Alabama
Association of Police Chiefs, and Alabama Association of Revenue Officers.
Five programs offered
through the Office of Continuing Education have been approved by VA for
financial assistance. These programs
are the Real Estate Sales program, the Auctioneering School, the Medical Billing
and Coding, the EKG/Cardiovascular Technician, and the Pharmacy Technician
The Office of Continuing
Education offered its first auctioneer school January 31-February 8, 2004. Fourteen students received their
certificates of completions and qualified to sit for their state licensing
examination in April. During the
school, the students conducted two successful auctions.
COLLEGE OF NURSING AND HEALTH
College of Nursing and Health Sciences will host a team of evaluators from the Commission on Collegiate Nursing Education (CCNE) on
March 7-9, 2005. Both the baccalaureate
and master’s programs will be reviewed for continuing accreditation. Dr.
Sarah Latham is Co-Chairing the
Self-Study Steering Committee.
Jane Cash and Dr. Beth Hembree have
received notification of funding for the Susan G. Komen Breast Cancer
Foundation – Birmingham Affiliate, for their
project entitled, “Breast Screening Project for Underserved Minority Women
Living in Public Housing Complexes.” The total award was $14,596.
Jane Cash, Dr. Martha Lavender, and Ms. Christie Shelton have received
notification of a $2,500 Conference
Grant from the Susan G. Komen Breast
Cancer Foundation – Birmingham Affiliate, for a series of educational sessions
in Anniston on breast health and early detection of breast cancer.
PCB Health Study is gaining momentum in the Anniston community. The project office will
be located at 1200 Noble Street to provide easy access to the community. A town
forum was held on January 15th with approximately 400 people in
attendance. The purpose of the meeting was to discuss the plans for community
outreach, design of the various health studies, and to provide a forum for the
research team to meet the community.
A request for approval of
the Certificate in Nursing Education has
been submitted to ACHE. With the critical shortage of nurse educators in
Alabama and the nation, the program is expected to attract more students to the
Master of Science in Nursing program. ACHE will consider the request at the
June 25th meeting.
Susan DiBiase, Instructor, was
recognized as a recipient of the Alabama League for Nursing (ALN) 2004
Lamplighter Award for exemplary service and contributions to the nursing
Carrie Elkins, Ms. Christie Shelton, and Dr. Jane Cash have submitted a Community Project Seed Grant
application to the Alabama League for Nursing to augment the PCB project in
Anniston, AL. Funding status pending.
nursing students were selected to the 2003-2004 Who’s Who Among Students in
American Universities and Colleges.
annual CNHS Honors Ceremony was held on March 11th in
recognition of the academic and service accomplishments of nursing students,
particularly the 83 seniors in the baccalaureate program. Sixteen nursing
scholarships were awarded; 11 students received special awards. Approximately
400 students, parents, faculty, staff, and guests were in attendance.
Twenty-four students and
community leaders were recently
inducted into the Zeta Xi Chapter of Sigma Theta Tau International. The
induction ceremony was held in the Houston Cole Library (11th Floor)
on March 11, 2004.
following paper presentations have been presented by faculty:
Jane Cash presented a paper at the
American Association of Colleges of Nursing’s Annual Master’s Conference in
Scottsdale, Arizona. The presentation was entitled Power, Politics, and
Partnerships: Nurses Leading the Way.
Dr. Jane Cash and Dr. Martha Lavender coauthored the paper.
Mendy Wright presented a training
session on the Health Provider’s Response to Domestic Violence on March
12th for the Alabama Coalition for Domestic Violence.
Lynn Hillhouse is the closing speaker
for the 2003 Alabama League for Nursing’s Conference on March 19th.
Her topic is Generation Twisters for the Nurse Educator.
Ms. Lynn Hillhouse and Ms.
Katie Brothers are speaking at a national conference in Albuquerque, New
Mexico. The topic is generational
faculty are presenting six educational sessions at FACES ’04. The following is
a list of presenters and topics:
Ms. Lynn Hillhouse, Ms.
Monika Hossain, and Ms. Susan DiBiase
are presenting a paper on Decisions Near the End of Life: The Nurses’s Role (Parts I and II)
Ms. Mendy Wright is presenting a paper entitled Adler’s
Birth Order Theory: Brady Style
Ms. Katie Brothers and Ms.
Mylinda Brown are presenting a paper
entitled No Pen No Problem? A Look at Documentation and the Trend Towards
Dr. Sarah Latham is presenting a paper entitled Cardiac
Output: What Does it Mean…How Do You
Ms. Sherron DeWeese is presenting a paper entitled Why Women
Crave Chocolate, Is it a ‘Cure” for Multitasking?
OFFICE OF DISTANCE EDUCATION
Faculty/staff accomplishments: Dr. Franklin L. King was awarded a $20,000
ADECA grant to study the feasibility of developing an area-wide broadband
network in Calhoun County.
Education has made a very significant impact upon both students and faculty at
Jacksonville State University. During
the Spring Semester, 6739 enrollments (4,541 individual students) were noted in
distance learning classes and in courses supplemented by distance learning
technologies. Two hundred and forty six
courses were affected by distance learning experiences and three hundred and
nine sections were impacted. In
addition, the Office of Distance Education has attempted to make an impact upon
area businesses. As an example, the
Office of Distance Education participated in the Alabama Power Company 2004
Career Fair, Birmingham, AL.
Videoconferencing workshops were conducted with individual faculty
members to familiarize them with appropriate technology. One new
videoconferencing site was added in Georgia. i.e., West Central Technical
College, Murphy Campus. New on-site
locations were also established in Georgia.
Sixteen new courses were added to the Electronic Campus for the Spring
Semester, bringing the total number of unique courses JSU is advertising
through the Electronic Campus to 113.
Two Blackboard workshops were conducted at the time of this report.
Individual training sessions on the Blackboard system continued, reaching more
than 20 instructors during the Spring Semester. Individual training sessions on
the Blackboard system, instructional design issues, and other pertinent
instructional technology concerns continued to be offered to instructors. The
new Instructional Technology & Design Laboratory was available for use by
faculty members for one-on-one training on Blackboard, as well as instructional
design and instructional technology assistance.
The Office of Distance Education continued to work on highly
innovative projects including the implementation of area wide broadband
communication infrastructure for education and economic development. The infrastructure will support distance
learning, telemedicine, video surveillance and video arraignment, Internet
services (email and web-hosting), e-Government services, possibly business
broadband services including voice, video and data applications. County stakeholders included twelve high
schools, six county seats, two institutions of higher learning and three
During the Spring Semester, videoconferencing classes were offered
at 14 different sites in Alabama and Georgia.
There were 6 videoconferencing classes scheduled for the College of
Education and Professional Studies and the College of Commerce and Business
Spring 2004 Enrollment Data – (2/26/04)
Online and Supplement:
(Note: This data includes the
STEP Online Courses.)
Blackboard online – 1,724 enrollments; 55
courses ( 57 sections)
Blackboard supplements – 4,482 enrollments; 170
courses ( 202 sections) Other
online formats - 172 enrollments; 12
courses ( 12 sections)
Blackboard ongoing workshop type courses – 11 (enrollment varied)
4,180 actual students supported in all online courses and Blackboard supplement courses in the Spring Semester (including STEP online courses.)
127 enrollments; 3 courses (3 sections) – 123
274 enrollments; 6 courses (35 sections) – 238
Total of 4,277 actual students supported (6671 enrollments) in 257
courses (320 sections) of online courses (including STEP), blackboard supplements,
video-based courses, videoconferencing courses and
Blackboard based workshops
during the Spring Semester.
Joe Ford Center dedication will be Monday, May 10, 2004 from 9:00-11:00
a.m.. The official ceremony will begin
at 10:00 a.m. in the lobby.
One elevator has been
replaced and work continues on the other three.
54 sections of double-faced
shelving have been ordered to relieve crowding on the third and fourth floors.
An upgraded Sun server has
been installed to support the demands of the Endeavor library system.
Ms. Sonja McAbee and Mr. John
Graham received the Alabama Library Association, College, University and
Special Libraries Division Research Grant for 2004.
Mr. John Graham published
“What’s in a Name? Faculty Status,
Tenure, and Promotion in Academic Libraries.”
Alabama Librarian V. 54 no. 1 (2004: 10-16.
Ms. Kim Weatherford received
tenure and was promoted to associate professor.
Office of Admissions
The Office of Admissions is
pleased to announce that spring preview days were a great success. A record number of students registered in
February, which makes this year the most successful preview day ever. 299 students registered in February and 216
registered in March for a total of 515 students. A chart has been provided with comparison numbers from 1995-2004.
The fall application count
has also been provided for you. With
the exception of 2002, the applied and accepted Freshman numbers are higher
than previous years. The applied and accepted Transfer numbers are also much
higher than previous years.
Career Placement Services
Ms. Janet White presented a
seminar on Career Placement Services to the student teachers on January 8, 2004
in Leon Cole Auditorium
Ms. Janet White presented a
seminar on “Interviewing Skills” to eighty education majors on January29th.
United Defense held
on-campus interviews for an Environmental Health and Safety co-op on February 6th.
Four students interviewed on that day and one was hired to begin work the
Ms. Sarah Aultman has
presented a seminar on “Employability Skills” to several departments including
classes from Family and Consumer Science on February 9th, Education
on February 19th, and Nursing on February 27th.
The staff of Career Placement
Services received training via the web for Monstertrak on February 16th.
Ms. Janet White spoke to
computer science majors regarding the services offered by CPS.
Ms. Janet White attended a
Calhoun County Chamber of Commerce luncheon honoring Senator Shelby on February
Regions Bank conducted
on-campus interviews on February 24th. Two recruiters interviewed 16 students.
During the month of
February, Ms. Sarah Aultman made 10 short presentations about Monstertrak
services to senior capstone classes in an effort to get students registered
with the CPS office before graduation.
Ms. Sarah Aultman visited
AIDP, the headquarters for Honda employee training, on March 2nd.
She met with eight department supervisors to discuss using co-op students as
Ms. Sarah Aultman visited
the Honda plant on March 3rd to discuss Accounting and Computer
Science co-op’s available to students for both Summer and Fall 2004 semesters.
On-campus interviews are tentatively scheduled for April 20th.
Harley Davidson conducted
on-campus interviews on March 10th.
Two recruiters interviewed twelve technology students for Summer and
Fall semester co-op opportunities.
Seventy School systems from
all across the nation were on campus for the annual Education Fair on March 11,
2004. Approximately 300 students
participated in the event. The day
began with a welcome breakfast in the Gamecock Center. Dr. Eric Mackey, Superintendent of
Jacksonville City Schools and JSU alumni welcomed the recruiters to
campus. Several of the JSU
administration as well as faculty showed “JSU hospitality” to the visiting Recruiters.
Counseling and Career Services
The JSU Peer Educators,
sponsored by CCS, received the Bacchus & Gamma Area 8 Program/Event of the
Year for the second year in a row. This
is also only the 3rd year this group has been together. Area 8 consists of universities such as
Alabama, Auburn, Tennessee, Mississippi State, Ole Miss, and Alabama A & M,
just to name a few.
An award ceremony will be
held on April 15th at 3:00 p.m. to recognize the present JSU Peer
Educators and to introduce the new Peer Educators for the 2004-2005 school
The Appalachian School of
Alcohol and Other Drugs Studies (ApSADS), is only a few months away. There is a great lineup of Keynote speakers
and core courses. Visit the website at www.apsads.org., for more information.
December 2003 Graduation –
17 DSS Students earned degrees.
DSS is actively serving 197
students this Spring 2004 semester.
Mr. Dan Miller and Mr. Chris
Lanier presented at the Alabama CEC Super Conference on “Academic Coaching” on
Ms. Linda Turner, Transition
Specialist/Deafness, has conducted nine (9) of twenty-eight (28) scheduled
statewide workshops. This is a
collaborative effort among JSU, AL Dept of Rehabilitation Services, E. H.
Gentry Technical Facility at AIDB, and the Capilouto Center for the Deaf to
enable youth who are Deaf/Hard of Hearing to acquire skills and work-based
experiences necessary to successfully transition into adulthood, careers, and
further education and training.
DSS hosted its 8th
“Falling Between the Cracks” Workshop on February 10th with over 45
teachers of the Deaf/HH, Interpreters, and Support Personnel in attendance.
DSS was a downlink site for
“Emerging Legal Trends: Impact on Services for Postsecondary Students Who Are
Deaf/HH” on February 19th with 15 in attendance.
Ms. Dee Johnston, Lead
Interpreter, is teaching a Beginners Sign class for JSU faculty, staff, and
students – 14 are enrolled.
Ms. Dee Johnston is also
working with Delta Zeta on their philanthropy projects.
DSS hosted Dr. Wendall
Walker for Choice Theory/Reality Therapy Training (Intensive Week I) in early
Financial Aid Office
The Financial Aid Office has
awarded and disbursed over $35,000,000 in Federal, State and University aid for
the period August 28, 2003 through February 27, 2004. We have mailed out 6,851 financial aid award letters to
students. We have begun the summer
awarding as of March 4, 2003. The
following is a breakdown of the type and amount of aid that has been disbursed
Direct Loans $26,877,761
Federal Pell Grant $ 8,297,231
Supplemental Grant $ 392,793
Logan Walker Loans $ 115,106 (University funded)
Alabama State Grant $ 46,000
The Scholarship Committee
will meet on March 16, 2004 to award scholarship recipients for the 2004-05
year. The office received over 2000
applications this year.
Freshmen who applied and met
the requirements for the ACT/SAT based scholarships, were notified beginning
December 5, 2003.
Ms. Lori Jones was hired on
January 14, 2004 as the Loan/Grant Processor.
She comes to the financial aid office with over 6 years experience in
Southwest Black Student
Leadership Conference: The Office of
Multicultural Services sponsored eight
(8) students to the Southwest Black Students Leadership Conference in
College Station, Texas (Texas A & M) from January 22-25, 2004. This was the eighth year that students from
the University participated in similar leadership conferences. Over 1200 students and advisors attended the
conference. The students attended numerous
leadership workshops. The theme of this
year's conference was "Developing
Collegiate Leaders: The Catalyst for a
Martin Luther King Jr. Week
At JSU: During the week of January
19-23, 2004 Jacksonville State University celebrated Martin Luther King Jr.
week. A special showing of the famous
“I Have a Dream” speech was shown on January 21, 2004 in the TMB Auditorium at
7:30 p.m. The office also sponsored a
bus trip to the Martin Luther King Jr. Center in Atlanta, Georgia on January
Black History Month At
JSU: Black History Month at JSU was
very entertaining and educational. The
highlight of the month was the Soul Food Dinner Theater featuring Pin Points
Thretre’s “The Meeting on February” 12, 2003 at 6:30 p.m. at Leone Cole
Auditorium. This intriguing play was
the critically acclaimed powerful drama about the lives, philosophies, and
times of Martin Luther King Jr. and Malcolm X.
The JSU Gospel Choir performed, and the soul food buffet was outstanding
by Sodexho Services. Other activities
for the month included the lecture and motivational speech by Hasani Pettiford,
a renowned professional speaker, television personality, financial consultant
and author of three critically acclaimed books. A comedy night was held
featuring Shawty-Shawty and Tyler Craig. JSU Gospel Choir was in concert along
with a religious drama presentation by T& T Christian Group. An African
American Heritage Month Scholarship Pageant was held for students followed by a
free party in Cole Auditorium. The
month concluded with the Black Alumni Chapter Networking Banquet on February
28, 2004 on the 11th Floor of Houston Cole Library. Over 110 JSU Alumni members attended this
Nine JSU Students Attended
The 52nd Annual Southeast Region NAACP Leadership Development And
Training Institute: Nine JSU students attended the Southeast Region NAACP
Conference in Birmingham, Alabama from March 18-21, 2004. The theme of this year's leadership development
and training institute was "Meeting The Challenge For the New
Century". Students had the
opportunity to attend numerous workshops and listen to dynamic speakers
throughout the conference, including the President and CEO of NAACP, Mr. Kweisi
Mfume (former U.S. Congressman from Maryland). Students had a great time networking with other college
JSU Students Appreciation And Fun Day On The Quad: The Office of Multicultural Services, Kappa Alpha
Psi Fraternity, and the African American Association will sponsor a Student
Appreciation and Fun Day on the Quad to end the semester and prepare students
for upcoming finals on April 15, 2004.
During the fall semester, over 700 students, faculty, and staff enjoyed
the free cookout dinner on the Quad. DJ
Anthony Gregory provided the latest sounds for everyone’s listening pleasure
and students were able to participate in sporting activities.
Department of Recreational Sports
The University just
completed its 11th year of hosting the Alabama High School Athletic
Association Northeast Regional Basketball Tournament. The tournament had over 25,000 fans during the week-long
event. For the first time, a parking
fee of $3 per vehicle was charged. The
project grossed over $22,000 during the week.
The Alumni Association sponsors a half court shot activity during the
halftime of each of the 36 games. If a
senior, selected at random, from each of the participating schools hit a
half-court shot, they will receive one semester tuition scholarship from the
Alumni Association. This year there were
5 winners: James Johnson, Litchfield;
Chuck Williamson, Crossville; Thomas Nelson, Weaver; David Shierling,
Childersburg; and Jonathan Cooper, New Hope.
This is a very exciting and entertaining half-time event, the most
exciting this year occurred when the students from Litchfield and Crossville
hit their shots at the same time as the buzzer was going off to end the
competition. It was probably one of the
loudest moments from the crowd during the tournament as both sides were
cheering. The event continues to be an
excellent recruiting tool for the University.
JSU’s Greek community was
chosen by the Kettering Foundation’s Fraternal Futures Project to hold forums
on campus for the betterment of the Greek system. Five representatives from Miami University (Oxford, Ohio) came to
campus March 5 – 6, 2004 to reach out to 120 Greeks.
The Interfraternity Council
(IFC) attended the Southeastern Interfraternity Conference held in Atlanta,
Georgia, February 12 – 14, 2004.
Students that represented JSU were: Ricky Reynolds, Doug White, John
Parrish III, Jeremy Guthrie, and Darren Mitchell. Terry Casey serves as Assistant Executive Director for the
The JSU IFC was awarded the
following awards at the conference: Fraternal Excellence in all areas of
programming (highest awarded given); Excellence in Risk Management and Judicial
Procedures; Honorable Mention in Recruitment; Honorable Mention for Outstanding
Publication; Honorable Mention for all Publications
The Panhellenic Council attended
the Southeastern Panhellenic Conference held in Atlanta, GA, March 25 - 28,
2004. Students that represented JSU
were: Rachel Townson, Molly Sosebee, Katie Carter, Jenny Wentworth, Crissy
Almaroad, Emily Williams, Kourtney Tomica, Bonnie Head, Amanda Tucker, and
Rachel McCombs. Emily Williams
presented an educational session at the conference.
On March 12, 2004, the Greek
community completed their annual Greek Trash Day to help campus prepare for
Preview Day. The Greeks collected over
1500 pounds of trash from the Jacksonville Community.
The Student Government
Association participated in the 10th annual YMCA Collegiate
Legislature Conference in Montgomery, AL on February 19-21, 2004. The JSU delegation, the largest group at the
workshop, consisted of forty-five student leaders from the SGA, Student
Activities Council, and the Freshman Forum.
Six JSU students were elected to serve as officers for the 2005
Conference. Mardracus Russell, Public Relations Director; Cambrey Jordan,
Conference Coordinator; Alison Pierce, Lieutenant Governor; Emily Williams,
Senate Pro Temp; Allison Crow, Sergeant at Arms; Casie Sanders, Chaplain. Two JSU students were decorated for their
outstanding performances: Olivia Fadul
was received honors for writing the "Best Bill," and Chris Cook was
recognized as the overall "Best Statesman" by conference officials.
Fourteen outstanding student
leaders were selected to serve JSU as Peer Counselors for Orientation
2004. These students are: Misty Cassell, Timothy King, Angela Estes,
Mardracus Russell, Emily Williams, Marshonntri Reid, Dayton Niehuss, Jessica
Bobo, Shelley Capes, Andrew Green, Casie Sanders, Brian Snead, Kenny Reighard,
and Alison Pierce. These leaders worked
with students and parents at Spring Preview Days, will be enrolled in an
academic/leadership development course in May, and will assist incoming
students throughout the six Orientation sessions this summer.
During the months of January
and February, Freshman Forum administrated Project Valentine, a cellular phone
drive, for the TripleHeart Organization on JSU's campus. JSU alumni Kel and Joanne Kelley developed
TripleHeart. TripleHeart's purpose is
"to provide a place on the Internet for heart and other organ transplant
recipients and primary care givers to contact each other across the country and
around the world." The cellular
phones will be distributed to those awaiting organ transplants so they may make
that life-saving 911 cellular phone call for free! Freshman Forum collected 97 phones from JSU faculty, staff,
students, and the Jacksonville Community.
The Student Government
Association welcomes new Officers to the Executive Board for 2004-2005. These are:
President, Emily Williams; Vice President of Organizational Affairs,
Allison Crow; Vice President of Student Activities, Mardracus Russell; Vice
President of Student Senate, Alison Pierce; Director of Publicity, Brian
The Student Government
Association presents FUEL, live in concert on Friday, April 9, 2004 at 8pm at
Pete Mathews Coliseum.
Mr. & Miss Jax State and
Mr. & Miss Friendly Elections were conducted along with the SGA General
Elections on March 2 & 3, 2004: Mr.
Jax State - Brian Snead, Miss Jax State - Katie Nelson; Mr. Friendly - Ryan
Mathis, Miss Friendly - Katie Green.
These students were nominated by student organizations and elected by
the student body.
The Student Government
Association and the American Red Cross hosted the spring blood drive on March 8
& 9, 2004 in the Theron Montgomery Building. The SGA Blood Drive Committee raised $500 from community vendors
and presented these funds to the American Red Cross in the interest of outreach
and research. 166 units were collected from donors in the JSU population.
Department of University
Housing and Residence Life
On the first Preview Day,
February 21st, we accepted 51 new applications for Fall 2005.
On the second Preview Day,
March 13th, we accepted 48 new applications for Fall 2005.
We are in the last week of
the Fall 2004-Spring 2005 Reapplication process for our current residents. As of today, we have assigned 50% of the
beds within the halls and 78% of the beds within the apartments for the
2004-2005 academic year.
We are currently preparing
advertisement for hiring professional staff within the halls. This staff will consist of (5) professionals
with the title Residence Life Coordinators.
Residence Life Coordinators will be structured in the following areas:
- Crow and Dixon
- Logan and Patterson
- Daugette and Fitzpatrick
- Apartment and House Area
We are towards the end of
Resident Assistant recruitment. We
accepted 36 new applications 39 present RAs are interested in returning for the
next academic year. We will hire 50
Resident Assistants for Fall 2004-Spring 2005.
Resident Assistants have
been informed that compensation will no longer consist of the $432.50 monthly
stipend. Instead, they will be
compensated on an hourly basis.
Resident Assistant Report:
The RAs held 54 programs for
the month of February and 459 residents were in attendance.
There were 30 incidents
reported, in February.