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Jacksonville, Alabama

VPASA Report to Board of Trustees

JULY 15, 2002



Art - No report

Biology - No Report

Center for Individualized Instruction

McDade, C. E. (2002) Success Breeds Success: Jacksonville State University's Learning Services. In Higbee, J. L., Lundell, D. B., and Duranczyk, I. M. (Eds.), Developmental Education: Policy and Practice. Auburn, CA: National Association for Developmental Education.

McDade, Claudia. Freshman Studies: Transforming Freshmen into Scholars. Keynote address at the Annual Freshman Studies Regional Conference, Birmingham, AL, April 5, 2002.

McDade,. Claudia. Applying Behavior Analysis to Instruction in Higher Education. Invited address at the Annual Meeting of the Association for Behavior Analysis, Toronto, Canada, May 26, 2002.

Brown, John and McDade, Claudia. Pot Luck: Applications of Learning in Academic Settings. International Paper Session at the Annual Meeting of the Association for Behavior Analysis, Toronto, Canada, May 26, 2002.

ExSEL '02 has 38 students enrolled for Marathon X.

Scott Beckett was awarded a Technology Development Grant from ACE. Also redesigning his on-line developmental math course to improve retention and completion of students, Scott significantly increased the number of students completing the course in May Term by 10 times.

Criminal Justice

Dr. Gordon A. Crews

Crews, G. A., & Montgomery, R. H., Jr. (2002). Prison violence. Encyclopedia of Crime & Punishment. Berkshire, MA: Berkshire Publishing.

Montgomery, R. H., Jr., & Crews, G. A. (2002). Prison riots. Encyclopedia of Crime & Punishment. Berkshire, MA: Berkshire Publishing.

Crews, G.A. (2001). Shadows in the Streets: Policing, Crime Prevention, and Street Gangs. (Deborah M. Robinson, Ed.). pp. 127-136. (ISBN: 0-13-028436-X).

"Satanic Tourism & Legend Trips: Adolescent Dabblers and Identity Work Revisited" March 7, 2002, Co-presenter: Dr. M. Reid Counts, UNC Wilmington, 2002 Academy of Criminal Justice Sciences - Anaheim, California.

"Chasing Shadows: Confronting Juvenile Hate Crime Violence in America" November 7, 2001, Chair of Student Panel: Don Shaver, Holli Driver, Renee Trull, & Ivy McDaniel, 2001 American Society of Criminology - Atlanta, Georgia.

"Satanic Tourism & Legend Trips: The Possible Connections between Occult" September 26-29, 2001, Participation and Juvenile Delinquency, 2001 - Southern Criminal Justice Association - Baton Rouge, LA.

Northeast Alabama Police Academy
& Georgia State Police Academy

Certified Alabama & Georgia POST Instructor - slotted to teach specialty courses on juvenile offenders (e.g., gang and occult involvement) Jacksonville, Alabama & Forsyth, Georgia. (2000 to present)

Translation & Analyzation of Occult Related Grafitti

Working with Georgia State Police Academy and Northeast Alabama Police Academy to translate and analyze occult and Satanic type graffiti and writings found in Georgia and Alabama, Spring 2000 - present.

Report of the Survey of Public's Perception and Opinions of the Quality of Law Enforcement Services Provided by the Calhoun county Office of Sheriff (Spring 2002). Received grant to study the public perception of the Calhoun County Office of the Sheriff.

Substance Abuse Program Committee, 2001-present, Jacksonville State University.

Community Traffic Safety Program, 2001-present Education Subcommittee, Jacksonville, Alabama.

Enrollment Management Committee, 2000-present, Jacksonville State University.

Department Head Council, 2000-2001 Jacksonville State University.

Association Audit Committee Chair, 1999-present, Southern Criminal Justice Association.

Board of Directors, 1999-present, Southern Criminal Justice Association.

Alpha Phi Sigma, Faculty Advisor 2001-present, Theta Beta Rho - Chapter, Jacksonville State University.

Lambda Alpha Epsilon, Faculty Advisor 2000-present, Alpha Sigma Omega -Chapter, Jacksonville State University.

Academy of Criminal Justice Sciences, Member, 1990-present.

American Society of Criminology, Member, 1993-present.

Southern Criminal Justice Association, Member, 1989-present; Director at Large, 1999-present; Audit Committee, 1999-present.

Dr. Bob Evans

October 2001: Paper presented at the Southern Criminal Justice Association meeting in Baton Rouge: "The relationship between ADHD and behavioral characteristics of Conduct Disorder, Antisocial Personality Disorder, and the Borderline Personality Disorder."

November 2001: Wrote a paper which was presented at the American Society of Criminology, Atlanta: "Personality traits of a sample of Scottish Police Officers."

March 2002: Presented a research paper with Sullenberger at the Academy of Criminal Justice Sciences conference in Anaheim, CA: "Neuroimaging as evidence of offender psychopathology: New clarity or further confusion?"

Worked with Dr. Crews in making major changes to the Master of Science with a major in Criminal Justice degree program: Creating new courses, revising existing courses, and altering others, as well as, improving the standards for admission into the MSCJ program.

Developed the JSU Criminal Justice Study in England & Scotland Program. More than 25 students will participate in the program in July 2002.

Negotiated, secured, and implemented a $5,000 contract with the Calhoun County Office of the Sheriff to develop a survey instrument and conduct and evaluate the results of a survey of Calhoun citizens' perceptions of crime and law enforcement services provided by the Office of the Sheriff.

Designed a survey instrument for Deputies of the Office of the Sheriff to distribute to citizens with whom they come into contact.

Successfully negotiated a $5,600 contract to conduct phase one of an evaluation of the Calhoun County Jail. Phase two will be conducted this fall and will involve an evaluation contract for $6,000.

Writing an Internet Course for the Criminal Justice Planning, Evaluation, and Grant writing course.

Continuing research on the study of ADHD.

Currently engaged in writing a grant application for $500,000 over two years with the Office of the Sheriff, Calhoun County School District, and the Department of Criminal Justice of JSU.

Analyzing, as a community service, crime date collected by the Office of the Sheriff over the past six years. Completion is expected Spring 2002.

Spring 2002: Chaired the Criminal Justice Faculty Search Committee.

Dr. Randy Wood

Spring 2002: Served on the Faculty Search Committee.

Spring 2002: Served on the Undergraduate Curriculum Committee for Department of Criminal Justice.

University Level Service:

Professional Development Committee.

SACS Self-Study, Instructional Support, Informational Technology Sub-Committee.

Preview Day Registration Advisor in February and March 2001.

Met with Katja Fuess, recruit for women's basketball team (at request of Asst. Coach).

Community Service:

Guest Lecturer at Northeast Alabama Police Academy on the following dates: September 13, 2001; October 24, 2001; February 12, 2002; February 18, 2002.

Mr. Bob Benson

September 2001: Organized a Dangerous Drug Seminar featuring agents from the Calhoun County Drug Task Force.

October 2001: Organized and hosted a Town Hall meeting with a panel of experts answering questions related to terrorism, biological weapons, etc. The program was televised and later featured on the late news broadcast by Channel 6 in Birmingham.

October 18, 2001: Gave a talk to the Oxford Kiwanis Club on World Terrorism.

October 25, 2001: Gave a talk to the Oxford Kiwanis Club on Domestic Terrorism.

February 2002: Interviewed by the Pell City newspaper for a feature article on the National Threat from Terrorism.

February and March 2002: Registered students for Preview Day.

Served on Board of Directors for the Alabama Professional Investigator's Association. Also responsible for training.

Served as a member of Merit Pay Committee for the Arts & Sciences Faculty Council.

Dr. Ardie Dial

No activities reported.

Dr. Rick Davis

Currently working on book as co-author entitled: Court is Now in Session: The American Judicial System and Process, for Peter Lang Publishers. Publication scheduled for 2002.

Contributed a chapter to the upcoming book: Resorting to Casinos: How the Mississippi Casino Resort Industry Was Made, to be published by the University of Mississippi Press in 2002.

Presented paper entitled "The Impact of Election Reform on Judicial Decision-Making" for the Academy of Criminal Justice Sciences 2002 Annual meeting.

Contributor to The Encyclopedia of Public Administration and Public Policy edited by David Schultz and published by Facts on File. Scheduled for publication in 2002.

Served as Faculty Senate Representative - Criminal Justice.

Served on Equal Employment Opportunity Affirmative Action Committee.

Served on University Scholarship/Financial Aid Committee Served as Faculty sponsor for Lamda Alpha Epsilon.

Served on search committee for Department of Criminal Justice.

March 2002: Spoke to Youth Leadership Calhoun County meeting.

Represented the Department of Criminal Justice for Athletic Department recruiting functions.

Dr. Georgia Smith

Served as Chair, Thesis Committee for graduate student.

Served on both the Undergraduate and Graduate Curriculum Committees for the Department of Criminal Justice.

Psychopharmacology for Counselors - 2001, Appalachian School for Alcohol & Other Drug Studies, JSU.

October 2001: Selected as one of the featured alumni for The School of Criminology and Criminal Justice focus week, Florida State University Sesquicentennial Celebration.

Co-Author on paper entitled Chemical Handcuffs: The Use of Medications to Control Correctional Populations presented at the annual meeting of the Southern Criminal Justice Association.

Co-Author on paper entitled Illegal Gambling Behavior in Public and Nonpublic Places presented at the annual meeting of the Academy of Criminal Justice Sciences.

Mr. Dean Buttram

February 2002: Assisted with Preview Day for Department.

March 2002: Coordinated Criminal Justice Career Fair.

Spring 2002: Took over responsibilities of Intern Director for Department. Have established internship programs with D.E.A. and Secret Service Agency, as well as other Federal Law Enforcement Agencies.

Assumed responsibility for advisement of NAE and will represent the department at the National Convention in March 2002.

Currently in the process of creating a Criminal Justice Departmental brochure with the help of Mary Smith, JSU News & Publication Department. This publication will be given to all prospective students and agencies throughout the region.

In the process of working with the Federal Bureau of Investigation to develop an internship program for the department with the help of special agent Ruth Hearn Bustamonte.

Lambda Alpha Epsilon & Alpha Phi Sigma

Fall 2001: Coordinated the following seminars: West Memphis Three, Satanic and Occult, Juvenile Violence, Child Abuse, Self Defense, and Anti-social personalities and Crime.

Participated in the food drive for the Christian Outreach Center of Jacksonville.

Coordinated student trip to Louisiana State Penitentiary.

Spring 2002: Coordinated the following seminars: Crime Prevention through community programming, Islamic Religion, Collection and Preservation of Evidence, Forensic Pathology, and Internet Crime.

Participated in shooting range practices.

Coordinated a car wash fundraiser.

March 2002: Assisted with the Criminal Justice Career Fair.

Conducted free seminar for women on self-defense.

Sent group of students to participate in LAE National Competition in Wyoming.

Assisted with special cleaning and personal hygiene product drive for the Jacksonville Christian Outreach Center.


JSU Drama Department presented productions of the Southern Playwright's Competition winning play Blood of the Bear and Thurber and Elliott's The Male Animalto close out the 2001-2002 season.

TASTE OF THE TOWN Summer Theater is back for a fourteenth season. Shows will feature Neil Simon's The Odd Couple (female version) and Barefoot in the Park. The Odd Couple runs July 4, 5, 6 11, 12, and 13 with buffet beginning at 7:00 and the 14th will buffet beginning at 1:00. Barefoot in the Park runs July 18, 19, 20, 25, 26, and 27 with buffet beginning at 7:00 and the 28th with buffet beginning at 1:00. Tickets for both buffet productions will be $25.00 each. The children's production for this summer is JSU graduate's, Eric Traynor, Snow White, which runs July 9 through 13 and 15 through 19 at 1:00 p.m. daily. Tickets for the children's show will be $5.00 each.

JSU Drama proudly announces that twelve matriculating students and recent graduates have found summer positions in regional theater companies. Companies include the prestigious Utah Shakespeare Festival, Theater West Virginia, Virginia Shakespeare Festival, Harrodsburgh in Kentucky, the Dorset Theater in Vermont, Snow Camp, Tecumseh, the Atlanta Shakespeare Tavern, the Georgia Shakespeare Festival, and the Kudzu Playhouse in Atlanta. In addition to these twelve students, there will be nineteen JSU students who will be working for TASTE OF THE TOWN this summer.

JSU Drama proudly awards scholarships to six incoming freshmen and transfer students. Awards to 26 matriculating students were made. In addition to these scholarships there were four academic awards made. These awards, one for each class level were made to Mandy Carter (senior), Danielle Schreiber (junior), Heather Parks (sophomore), and Lindsay Jacks (freshman).

JSU Drama's 2002-2003 Season includes MacBeth by William Shakespeare, Ladyhouse Blues by Kevin O'Morrison, Jesus Christ Superstar with music by Andrew Lloyd Webber and lyrics by Tim Rice. The Alpha Psi Omega Honorary Dramatic Fraternity Scholarship Production will be Lend Me a Tenor by Ken Ludwig. Kentucky Wings, winner of 2002's Southern Playwright's competition, written by Robert Leland Taylor, and the final production of the season will be Hay Fever by Noel Coward. Season passes are on sale now.


Robert Felgar

Robert Felgar was cited and quoted at length in Jeffrey J. Folks, From Richard Wright to Toni Morrison: Ethics in Modern and Postmodern American Narrative and in Jane Davis, The White Image in the Black Mind: A Study of African American Literature. An article he published in 1992 on Wright was described recently as one of the few items out of over 400 published that year "worth consulting" by Kenneth Kinnamon, one of the foremost living authorities on Wright. Dr. Felgar's book, Understanding Richard Wright's "Black Boy" will soon be part of the award-winning Literature in Context Online site (Greenwood Press).

Lisa Williams

The JSU Writing Project received a $28,000 grant from the National Writing Project Corporation. It will hold its 15th Summer Institute for teachers of writing, kindergarten through college, this summer.

Lisa Williams, Director of the JSU Writing Project and Director of the Alabama Writing Project Network, has been appointed to a National Writing Project Leadership Team assembled to strengthen state networks of Writing Project sites across the United States. Gloria Horton, Co-Director of the JSU Writing Project, has been selected to attend a National Writing Project Professional Writing Retreat this June in Santa Fe, New Mexico.

Steve Whitton

Coordinated Imagining the Holocaust writing competition, nearly 100 entries from middle and high schools across the state. Winning entries competed for state award from the Alabama Holocaust Commission.

Member, Board of the State Holocaust Commission.

On the Brink southern writers conference, 2/9/02.

Southern Playwrights Competition winner Blood of the Bear presented May 2002, play chosen from our annual national competition.

Named the Faculty Lecturer for 2002-03 with Wayne Claeren and Diana Cadwallader for adapting Robert Nye's The Late Mr. Shakespeare for the stage.

John Jones

Scott Macmillan, one of my Honors Literature students nominated me for inclusion in the next edition of Who's Who Among American Teachers.

During spring 2002, I directed an independent study conducted by Patrick Barry, graduate student in English, on the influence of the idealist philosophy of George Berkeley on John Keats.

The latest edition of Peterson's Guide to Honors Programs includes an entry for JSU's College of Arts and Sciences Honors Program.

I joined the Research and the Teaching and Learning in Honors Committees of the National Collegiate Honors Council.

I spoke at the annual Phi Beta Kappa dinner about the new chapter of Phi Kappa Phi for JSU and about the CAS Honors Program.

I was a member of and wrote the bylaws for the committee that worked to establish at JSU a chapter of Phi Kappa Phi, which was approved by Phi Kappa Phi's national leadership in early April.

At the Faculty Senate's meeting on 13 May 2002, I assumed the duties of Faculty Senate President.

History and Foreign Language - No report

Mathematical, Computing and Information Sciences

Dr. Tom Leathrum's article, "Writing Mathlets: A Call to Math Professionals -Part II," was accepted for publication, in JOMA volume 2, May 2002.

Dr. Tom Leathrum received an invitation to present at Project NExT Workshop preceding MAA Mathfest 2002, July 2002, Burlington, VT.

Dr. Jeff Dodd directed the ACTM-AACTM Alabama Statewide Mathematics Contest. Several hundred high school students participated in the regional written contests and the final contest held at Jacksonville State University. This duty includes the following: revising and updating the contest brochure, maintaining the contest web site, finding authors for the written test, editing the written test, scoring the written test arranging for certificates and trophies, staffing the final round ciphering tournament, writing the ciphering questions for the final tournament, compiling the results of the tournament, and tracking the finances.

Dr. Guillermo A. Francia, III and Dr. Fred Kelley prepared and submitted a NSF-CSEMS proposal that was accepted and has been activated in April 2002. The grant funded $400,000 for four years to provide 29 scholarships to computer science, technology, and mathematics majors.

Dr. Guillermo A. Francia, III, received a grant of $59,000 from NSF for the integration of wireless technology in the undergraduate program.

Dr. Jan Case and Dr. David Dempsey received an Exxon Mobil Innovation Grant of $3,000 to initiate partnership among mathematicians, mathematics educators, and public school faculty and administration.

Dr. Randy Smith and Dr. Guillermo A. Francia, III received a grant of $29,109 from NSF/CCLI, "Integration of Wireless Technologies into an Undergraduate Networks Exploration Laboratory."

Marilyn Johnson and Audria White are involved in the implementation of the grant, "Exploring Scientific Truths Environmentally to Enhance Mathematics," Eisenhower Professional Development Program, $200,000. The grant is in cooperation with the College of Education and Professional Studies.



The Department continues an intense schedule of performances by students, faculty and University-sponsored ensembles and groups. These occur as a part of the curricular requirements for students and as a vital component in their overall educational program. Faculty performances serve as models for student emulation and foster the desirable mentor relationship between pupil and teacher. Since these are public performances which are open to general audiences, they also help to fulfill the University's important role of providing cultural leadership and focus to the northeast region of the state. The varied performances provided musical enrichment and entertainment for audiences both on and off campus.

Student Performances:

  • Honors Recital, Adam Smith, oboe, 2 April 2002
  • Recital, Kaylor Willingham, soprano, 5 April 2002
  • Recital, Bonnie Burell, trombone, 6 April 2002
  • Recital, Steven Keith, flute, 6 April 2002
  • Recital, Jason Yates, percussion, 8 April 2002
  • Recital, Garrett Carter, trumpet, 26 May 2002
  • Student Performance Hour presentations, 5 & 12 April 2002

University Ensembles:

  • Chamber Winds, Ken Bodiford, Director, 4 April 2002, First Presbyterian Church, Anniston, AL, featuring Dr. Jerryl Davis, oboe in Concertino, by Kalliwoder Mark Brandon, clarinet, and visiting Steinway Artist Dorothy Lewis-Griffith in Rhapsody in Blue, by Gerswin.
  • A Cappella Choir/Civic Choral, Patricia Corbin, Director, 9 April 2002, First Methodist United Church, Anniston, AL, performing Serenade to Music by R. Vaughn Williams and Requiem, by Duruflé.
  • JSU Percussion Ensemble, Tracy Tyler, Director; JSU Mallet Ensemble, Clint Gillespie, Director; 10 April 2002, Mason Hall Performance Center.
  • Big Band Jazz, Brian Bankston, Director, featuring JSU Jazz Ensemble and JSU Lab Band Guest Artist, Tracy Tyler, percussion.
  • JSU Wind Ensemble, Clint Gillespie, Director, 14 April 2002, Guest artist, Dr. Tony Logsdon, saxophone.
  • JSU Brass Choir and JSU Trombone Quartet, 14 April 2002, First Presbyterian Church, Anniston, AL, Guest Artist, Legare McIntosh, organ.
  • JSU Orchestra, Michael Gagliardo, Director, 15 April 2002, Mason Hall Performance Center.
  • Encore! - The JSU Show Choir, Dr. Larry Hardin, Director, 15 April 2002, Stone Center.

Department Sponsored Events

Honor Choir Weekend (3-4 May 2002), Dr. Patricia Corbin and Dr. Larry Hardin, Clinicians. Over 200 participants (middle school, junior high school students) attending.

"Southerners" Honor Band Weekend (10-11 May 2002), Visiting clinicians. Over 700 students, instrumentalists from Alabama and Georgia participated.

JSU Spirit Drum and Bugle Corps camp (2-19 June 2002).

Spirit of America Drum and Bugle Corps Competition (20 June 2002), Paul Snow Stadium. Featured seven corps from around the nation including JSU Spirit.

During the month of May various student ensembles under faculty direction toured and appeared in public school settings. The Jazz Combo appeared in schools in central and southern Alabama. Encore! The Show Choir appeared in schools in central and north Alabama. The Gospel Choir appeared in Nashville, Tennessee.

JSU Drum and Bugle Corps departed 21 June 2002 for U.S. tour with a return date of 11 Aug 2002.

Faculty Activities

Dr. Samuel Brown and Dr. Myrtice Collins received JSU Faculty Research Awards at the President's Award Ceremony.

Dr. James Roberts was selected as member of artist faculty at Sewanee Summer Music Festival, University of the South, Sewanee, Tennessee.

Dr. Samuel Brown appeared as soloist in a presentation of Liebeslieder Waltzes by Brahms at Augusta State University, 21 April 2002.

Dr. Legare McIntosh attended AAHE Assessment Conference, Boston, MA, 18-23 June 2002.

Incoming Staff

Mr. Cameron Crotts, Assistant Professor of Music with duties teaching trumpet and jazz.

Dr. Wendy Channel, Adjunct Instructor of Music with duties teaching piano and serving as staff accompanist.

Physical and Earth Sciences - No report

Political Science - No report


Dr. Michael Clayton has been re-elected to Executive Board of Alabama Association for Behavior Analysis. He also received an International Development Grant during opening ceremonies at the Association for Behavior Analysis international conference in Toronto. At that conference he did eight presentations (two with students).

Dr. Clayton has also arranged for two students to attend a 10-week (paid) internship in Arkansas.

Dr. Cathy Simpson has the following publications:

  • Tucker, J.A., & Simpson, C.A. (2002). Behavioral economics in a public health perspective on substance use and abuse. Chapter to appear in Heather, N. and Vuchinich, R.E. text, Behavioral Economics; Elsevier Press, London.

  • Schumacher, J. Milby, J., Wallace, D., Simpson, C., Frison, S., McNamara, C., & Usdan, S. Psychoactive substance use disorder outcomes of abstinent contingent drug addiction treatment among homeless: Homeless II. (submitted)

Dr. Simpson has also done the following presentations:

  • Tucker, J.A., & Simpson, C.A. (2002). Behavioral economics in a public health perspective on substance use and abuse. Paper presented at the 2002 conference of Behavioral Economics and Substance Abuse. Birmingham, AL.

  • Batey, S., Simpson, C.A., and Hope, J. (2002). Demographic and risk behavior characteristics of a rural HIV positive sample of substance abusers. Poster accepted for presentation at the HIV/TCE Working Group conference, Washington, D.C., June 22, 2002.

Dr. William Palya has been voted to an appointment as affiliate professor of Psychology by the Department of Psychology of Auburn University.

Dr. Palya has also submitted for publication to refereed Journals the following articles:

  • Palya, W. L., & Allan, R. A. Dynamical Concurrent Schedules. submitted to the Journal of the Experimental Analysis of Behavior (June).
  • Palya, W. L., Walter, D., & Bowers, M. Stimulus Control in Fixed Interfood Intervals. Resubmitted to the journal Animal Learning and Behavior (June).

Dr. Palya presented the following paper: Bowers, M., Zimmerman, B. Y., & Palya, W. L. Testing the Generality of Linear Analysis at the Association for Behavior Analysis, Toronto, May, 2002.

Sociology and Social Work

Dr. Mark Fagan was named Department Head for Sociology and Social Work. Dr. Fagan just released a book entitled: Retirement Development: A How-To Guidebook through the Center for Economic Development at JSU and in conjunction with the U. S. Economic Development Administration. This book is now available through the website of the American Association of Retirement Communities. Also, this book has been submitted to the U. S. Department of Commerce for special project recognition which would result in national distribution by this federal department.


The Management and Marketing Department in the CCBA has been renamed the Management, Marketing and Information Management/E-Commerce Department.

The College of Commerce and Business Administration has hired two new faculty members starting this fall. Mr. Mike Featherstone will teach Information Management/E-Commerce courses in the Management, Marketing, and Information Management/E-Commerce Department and Dr. Bill Schmidt will teach Finance in the Finance, Economics, and Accounting Department.

Beta Gamma Sigma, the National Honor Society for the College of Business, welcomed 14 new members. An induction ceremony and banquet were held on April 10 in the Houston Cole Library. Twenty people attended the function and our guest speaker was Dan Beck, an attorney from Fort Payne.

Dean William Fielding attended the Alabama Small Business Development Consortium (ASBDC) Board Meeting in Gulf Shores, June 10-12.

Finance, Economics and Accounting

Economic Update articles that have been published include:

  • "The Economic Benefits of Out-of-State and International Students," April 2002
  • "Alabama's Number One Industry," May/June 2002

Mr. Glenn Graham developed job descriptions, wrote a Compensation Manual, and a Personnel Policies and Procedures Manual for the Waterworks Supply Board and the Waterworks, Gas and Sewer Board for the City of Bridgeport, AL. (Completed May 2002)

A refereed paper was published "Enron: Market Exploitation and Correction" Ronnie Clayton, Chris Westley and Bill Scroggins, Journal of Financial Decision, April 2002, pp. 1-15.

Jeff Zanzig presented a paper "Information Systems Personnel Express a Desire for Change in the Functioning of Internal Auditing" at the Society of Business, Industry, and Economics (SOBIE) 2002 Conference, Gulf Shores, AL, April 2002.

The Annual Wall Street Journal Award, awarded for outstanding scholarship for recent graduating finance major, went to Mark Brady, now employed by Compass Bank of Birmingham.

Omicron Delta Epsilon, the economics honor society, inducted 43 members on February 26th at an induction reception held at the Houston Cole Library. The featured speaker was Candace Shea Black, Branch Officer, AmSouth, Anniston, AL. Over 79 people attended.

Management, Marketing and Information

Brent J. Cunningham has had accepted for publication a manuscript entitled "Perceived Risk and Segmentation Variables in Traditional Vs. Non-Traditional College Courses: An Exploratory Analysis", by the 2002 Atlantic Marketing Association Conference, Marketing Education Track; with James L. Thomas.

Dr. Cunningham served as co-sponsor of the JSU Student Chapter of the American Marketing Association and assisted the students with a T-shirt sale fund raiser in April.

James Thomas asked to revise and resubmit a manuscript entitled "Determinants of Effective Exchange Relationships," by the Journal of Marketing Theory & Practice; with Faye S. McIntyre, K.J. Tullis, and Joyce A, Young. Manuscript was revised and resubmitted May 2002.

Dr. Thomas has had accepted for publication a manuscript entitled "Perceived Risk and Segmentation Variables in Traditional Vs. Non-Traditional College Courses: An Exploratory Analysis", by the 2002 Atlantic Marketing Association Conference, Marketing Education Track; with Brent J. Cunningham.

Dr. Thomas served on the Editorial Review Board for the TSU Business & Economics Review; reviewed a manuscript for the Journal of Business Ethics; and served as co-sponsor of the JSU Student Chapter of the American Marketing Association and assisted the students with a T-shirt sale fund raiser in April.

Dr. Joann Williams has developed a training session for M & H Valve in Anniston on "Legal Issues for Supervisors". This five-session course focused on labor relations, equal employment opportunity laws (e.g. Title VII, ADEA, ADA), and the Family Medical Leave Act. Dr. Williams taught the class to two groups of supervisors at M & H Valve in May and June. Dr. Williams attended and participated in the Association for Higher Education Assessment Conference in Boston, MA, June 18-23, 2002.

Center for Economic Development
and Business Research (CED)
Small Business Development Center (SBDC)

Conferences attended by CED/SBDC personnel during the quarter included: Alabama League of Municipalities annual meeting; Alabama Small Business Development Consortium quarterly meeting.

The inventory and assessment of the selected twenty-five communities for their potential in attracting affluent retirees as an economic development strategy has been completed. Center personnel conducted follow-up meetings with each community to present the report. A suggested press release for each respective community was also included with the report. Funding for this project was received from the Alabama Department of Economic and Community Affairs (ADECA).

Mr. Penn Wilson, JSU CED, was a featured speaker at the Franklin County Chamber of Commerce Annual Retiree Expo held on July 28 at the new A.W. Todd Centre in Russellville, Alabama. Mr. Wilson spoke on "Attraction of Retirees as an Economic Development Strategy," and on JSU's recent "Inventory and Assessment of Franklin County," which found that Franklin County, Alabama is a great place to retire. The Assessment and Inventory was just one of 25 conducted state-wide under an ADECA and EDA grant. Approximately 300 persons attended the Expo, including retirees, potential retirees, economic developers, and community leaders.

The manual, "Retirement Development: A How To Guidebook" was completed and printed. Copies will be distributed to interested parties through conference participation at "The Alabama Conference on Retiree Attraction" to be presented September 12, and the American Association of Retirement Communities' national conference in New Orleans on November 13-15. This publication provides valuable information to communities and states that want to attract affluent retirees as an economic development strategy. The manual will also be available for purchase. Funding for this project was made possible by a grant from the U.S. Department of Commerce, Economic Development Administration.

Custom contract projects conducted by the Center for Economic Development include: Bridgeport Utilities - Personnel Analysis; JSU Student Employment Survey.

During the reporting period, the Small Business Development Center presented 15 seminars for a total of 641 attendees.

The JSU SBDC partnered with Anniston Army Depot to present Business Opportunities 2002 Conference and Trade Fair on April 25, 2002, in Stephenson Hall on the JSU campus. Three hundred people attended the event which enabled small business owners to network with purchasing representatives from the following agencies: Department of Justice, Honda of America, National Guard Training Center, North American Bus Industries, International Enterprises Inc., LESCO, LSI, United Defense, Ayers State Community College, JSU, and Anniston Army Depot. This conference/trade fair was designed to promote economic development in Alabama by promoting partnerships between private businesses, government purchasing offices, corporations, and prime contractors. The participants gained information on the latest procurement procedures at the four training sessions offered: Selling to the General Services Administration; Selling to the GSA Hardware Store; Subcontracting Opportunities; and Procurement Assistance to Veteran Owned Businesses. JSU and Anniston Army Depot are committed to continuing to provide a venue for valuable training opportunities for small businesses.

JSU SBDC procurement clients reported $812,729.00 in government contract awards for the reporting period, and conducted in excess of 300 counseling sessions for pre-business and existing business owners.

Robbie Medders serves as the Chairman of Wellborn High School's Business Education Advisory Board. Ms. Medders assisted in their re-accreditation process and was interviewed by an accreditation official. The school was notified in May that the Business Education program did receive accreditation.

Carolyn Minerich, owner of Carmin Industries in Jacksonville, was named Alabama's 2002 Small Business Person of the Year. Carolyn credits the JSU SBDC for contributing to her success. Jack Wright, Alabama's District Director of the SBA, was in Jacksonville on April 10, 2002, to present Carolyn with a plaque recognizing her achievement.

Robbie Medders was interviewed by Grant Martin, business writer for The Anniston Star, about the availability of grants for people wanting to start a business in the May 31 article, "Too Good To Be True?"

Robbie Medders and Keith Lowe gave a presentation on Entrepreneurship to Ayers State Technical College Upward Bound Students on June 6 in the Theron Montgomery Building Auditorium. A panel of three local business owners were on hand to answer questions from the thirty-five students about starting and operating a small business.

Eleven thousand SBDC promotional brochures were mailed to business licensees in Calhoun, Etowah, and Talladega Counties.


Dean's Office

Math and science teachers enjoyed Project ESTEEM activities during the week of June 16-21, 2002. In addition to five days of instructional activities in math and science, the group enjoyed several educational field trips including those to Little River Canyon and Germania Springs where water and soil samples were retrieved and used for instructional purposes in the science classes. Dr. Sheila Anne Webb served as Director, Jan Wilson served as Coordinator and Barbara Yunker served as Evaluator. Dr. Harper participated in all project activities.

The July issue of Education journal focuses on the College of Education and Professional Studies at Jacksonville State University.

Dr. Harper attended the Alabama Association of Colleges for Teacher Educators in Montgomery, Alabama April 15-16, 2002.

Dr. Harper attended the NCATE/NBPTS (National Council for Accreditation of Teacher Education and National Board for Professional Teaching Standards Conference in Reston, Virginia April 18-22, 2002.

Dr. Harper conducted two in-service sessions through the JSU In-Service Center on June 25, 2002 (You're The Teacher, So Who's in Charge?) and June 27, 2002 (Reading Strategies for the Struggling Reader in K-2 and Special Education).

Dr. Cynthia Harper was appointed the Associate Dean of the College of Education and Professional Studies effective June 24, 2002.

Dr. Patricia Lowry was appointed Department Head, Curriculum and Instruction and Acting Department Head, Family and Consumer Sciences.

Dr. Kathleen Friery was appointed Department Head, Educational Resources.


Department had its seminal Annual Communication Week (end of spring term). Highlights included: three professional journalists speaking on campus on three consecutive days; twenty students receiving awards in different categories including scholastic, professional, character, and media management; and a luncheon keynote speech featuring Ms. Catherine Callaway of CNN.

Department was awarded a grant by Alabama Press Association (APA) to develop Spring Journalism Institute beginning Spring of 2003.

Two communication students were awarded an academic scholarship by Alabama Broadcasters Association (ABA) to continue their studies here at Jacksonville State University.

Beginning from May, 2002, the TV-24 morning show, "Wake Up Alabama" has been and currently is produced completely by JSU communication students. The director, the audio/tape technician, the studio camera operator, the morning news anchor, and the morning sports anchor are all communication students. Some of these students also participate in the nightly news as well as several other shows that air on TV-24.

Eighteen communication students are currently engaged in summer internships at several organizations ranging from radio, television, public relations, and new media organizations.

One of our communication students is currently doing his internship in London with the BBC (the British Broadcasting Corporation).

The newspaper staff plans to change The Chanticleer from tabloid to broadsheet in fall, 2002.

Curriculum & Instruction

Dr. Steve Armstrong presented at ALCCBD Conference in Birmingham, AL on April 11-13, 2002. He also attended American Association for Higher Education Conference in Boston, MA on June 20-23, 2002.

Ms. Blanche Colley attended Special Education Advisory Panel meeting in Montgomery, AL on April 16-17, 2002. She also presented an In-Service entitled "Strategies for Teaching At-Risk Students" on June 14, 21, and 28, 2002.

Dr. Elizabeth Engley presented at ACEI Conference in San Diego, CA on April 4-7, 2002.

Mrs. Nina King carried ECE block students on field trip to Montessori School in Birmingham, AL on April 4, 2002. She also presented at University of Georgia Children's Literature Conference in Athens, GA on April 19, 2002.

Mrs. Lynetta Owens attended Special Education Summit in Birmingham, AL on June 28, 2002.

Dr. Gena Riley attended Alabama Course of Study: Mathematics Committee Meeting in Montgomery, AL on May 3rd & 4th and also on June 12th and 13th.

Educational Resources

Dr. Angle Adams was hired in April and began teaching in the May term. Dr. Adams earned her doctorate from the University of Nevada in Las Vegas and has taught at the University of Alaska.

Dr. Kathleen Friery presented an Anger Management workshop at the Alabama School for Alcohol and Drug Studies in Tuscaloosa on April 3, 2002.

Dr. Annette Bohannon was the guest speaker at the Alabama Counseling Association Chapter IX meeting on April 26, 2002.

Dr. Annette Bohannon, who serves as the President of the Alabama Counseling Association, attended the Alabama Counseling Association Executive meeting at Columbiana, AL on May 1 - 3, 2002.

Dr. Annette Bohannon provided an In-Service presentation to school counselors in Fulton County, Georgia.

Dr. Marvin Jenkins attended the Alabama Counseling Association Executive meeting at Columbiana, AL on May 1-3, 2002.

Drs. Friery and Jenkins presented the REACH program to middle and high school students at Wellborn High School, Piedmont Middle School and Ohatchee High School.

Dr. Michal LeVasseur attended the Governor's Council on GIS on May 15, 2002.

Mr. Michal LeVasseur directed the Public Lands Institute meeting in Washington, DC on May 20 - 22, 2002.

Dr. Carol Uline presented the Alabama Reading Initiative comprehension and reading module for English and Social Studies at Talladega High School on May 28 - 30, 2002.

Dr. Carol Uline participated in training for the Alabama Reading Initiative at Talledega County High School on June 6 - 7, 2002.

Family and Consumer Sciences

Mrs. Karen Nemeth has been appointed to the Alabama State Council for Family and Consumer Sciences. The ultimate goal of the Alabama Council for Family and Consumer Sciences is to improve and expand the opportunities and programs in secondary Family and Consumer Sciences in Alabama schools.

Mrs. Karen Nemeth and Ms. Kim Mitchell attended the annual Alabama FCCLA State Leadership Meeting in Montgomery on Friday April 12, 2002. FCCLA, Family Career and Community Leaders of America, is the student organization for Family and Consumer Sciences high school students. Mrs. Nemeth was recognized at the meeting as a teacher educator representing JSU and as a member of the State Advisory Council for Family and Consumer Sciences. Seven JSU Family and Consumer Science Education students accompanied Mrs. Nemeth and Ms. Mitchell. This was an opportunity for the students to see firsthand the activities they will be advising as a high school teacher.

The following day, Saturday, April 13, 2002, Mrs. Nemeth, Ms. Mitchell, and nine JSU Family and Consumer Sciences Education students served as judges for the FCCLA State STAR events at Brewbaker Technology Magnet High School in Montgomery. These events are competitive Career Technical Education events for the Family and Consumer Sciences area.

On April 3, 2002, Mrs. Robbie Boggs and Mrs. Karen Nemeth took a group of Merchandising students on a field trip to the Atlanta Apparel Mart. Students attended a presentation on the Apparel Mart, now named "America's Mart." The presentation included how markets are planned and promoted as well as the planning for fashion shows. Students were allowed to visit the showrooms representing men's, women's, children's and jewelry/accessory manufacturers--13 floors of hands-on experience. Several students made contacts about possible internship placements at the Apparel Mart.

The Department of Family and Consumer Sciences held its annual Senior Reception on Thursday, April 11, 2000 in the department. Seniors who will graduate in April, August, or December, 2002 were honored.

Outstanding Student Awards were presented as follows: Outstanding Student in FCS Education---Charity Dunn; Outstanding Student in Merchandising---Elizabeth Sproles; Outstanding Student in Dietetics ---Sabrina Bragg; Alabama Dietetic Association Outstanding Senior Award---Krystal Hill.

Scholarships were awarded as follows: Elizabeth Sowell Scholarship, $500 to Holli Washburn; Hazel Mathews Scholarship, $600 to Carolyn Monroe; Clark/Lowery/Prater/Maxwell Scholarship, $600 to Christie Heathcock; Alabama Dietetics Association Scholarship, $500 to Tiffany Moore.

Induction was held for the Family and Consumer Sciences Honorary, Alpha Eta Epsilon. Students must be juniors and have a 3.0 GPA overall and in their major. New members include: Christie Heathcock, Frances Higginbotham, Elizabeth Hoffman, Tiffany Mitchell, Dana Puckett, and Holli Washburn. Students maintaining eligibility from last year's induction include Kathy Borden, Sabrina Bragg, Terri Chumley, Charity Dunn, Krystal Hill, Shannon Howard, and Carolyn Monroe.

Ms. Kim Mitchell, pro-rata faculty, has received notification that she will be awarded a graduate fellowship by the American Association of Family and Consumer Sciences. She will formally receive this fellowship at the AAFCS annual meeting in Dallas in June. Ms. Mitchell will receive her Ed.S. in FCS Education in April and will begin work on a doctorate degree in the summer.

Shelly Capes, a Family and Consumer Sciences Education major, has been nominated to run for a national office for the Pre-professional and Graduate Student Section of the American Association of Family and Consumer Sciences. The elections will be held at the national meeting in Dallas in June. Shelley is currently serving as Secretary for the JSU Student Family and Consumer Sciences Association.

Mrs. Nemeth was appointed to the Program Advisory Committee for Child Care and Elder Services at the Calhoun County Career Technical Center. This committee has particular importance this year due to the fact that it was chosen to receive a grant from the State Department of Education to develop a model state program.

The Didactic Program in Dietetics prepares students for Dietetic Internships following graduation. This year seven students applied and all seven received internships. Dana Puckett, Krystal Hill, and Cassie Moss were accepted into the UAB Dietetic Internship. Sabrina Bragg and Tiffany Mitchell were accepted into the Morehead University Dietetic Internship in Kentucky. Beth McGatha was accepted into the Oakwood College Internship in Huntsville and Kevin Humphrey was accepted into the Dietetic Internship of the University of Tennessee at Martin. To be accepted into internships students must maintain at least a 3.0 GPA on a 4.0 scale and demonstrate personal excellence in leadership, extracurricular activities and work experience.

Departmental faculty are in the process of updating all FCS brochures. Mrs. Debra Goodwin, Mrs. Paula Napoli and Dr. Tim Roberts have completed the Dietetics, Child Development Center at JSU, and the Departmental brochures. FCS Education, Merchandising, and Restaurant and Foodservice Management brochures will be completed soon.

FCS developed and is sending alumni surveys to all FCS graduates of the past ten years. The data will be used to prepare for the American Dietetics Association accreditation site visit scheduled for November 2002 and for the accreditation process involving the American Association of Family and Consumer Sciences.

Mrs. Robbie Boggs attended a biannual advisory board meeting for Bauder College on June 20, 2002 in Atlanta, Ga. The agenda included a discussion of curriculum changes for the Fashion Merchandising concentration as well as a brainstorming session on ways to improve existing classes. The program chair was excited with the input and could not wait to incorporate these ideas into full classes.

Karen Nemeth represented Alabama at the American Association of Family and Consumer Sciences annual meeting in Dallas, Texas, June 20 through June 25. Ms. Nemeth serves as 2002-03 President of Alabama Association of Family and Consumer Sciences, which will hold its summer board meeting at Jacksonville State University, June 12, 2002. At the conference in Dallas, Nemeth represented JSU at an Accreditation pre-conference as well as serving as a Senator for Alabama in the Governance Sessions.

Debra Goodwin attended the American Association of Higher Education meeting on Assessment in Boston, Mass., June 19 through June 23, 2002.

The article "Caring for the Diabetic Child" co-authored by Debra Goodwin was published in the June edition of the Journal of School Nursing.

Holli Washburn, a Dietetic Student, was awarded a $1000 scholarship by the American Dietetic Association Foundation. The ADA is the credentialing agency for Dietitians.

Mrs. Debra Goodwin and 5 of her dietetic students hosted 30 Upward Bound students from Ayers State Technical College on June 26, 2002, with a presentation on Nutrition.

Health, Physical Education & Recreation

Dr. William James (Jimmy) Griffin, Jr., Ph.D. was hired to fill the Recreation Administration faculty position.

Mrs. Donna Bailey-Hey, Ed.S. was hired to fill the instructor's position in physical education.

A search is underway for a new Department Head for HPER.

Mr. Jim McLaughlin and Dr. John Hammett are working with the Episcopal Church of Jacksonville to develop and implement a "Mind, Body, and Spirit" community program.

Dr. Hey has completed three Internet courses for the add-on in health education.

The repair work to the swimming pool is complete.

Mr. Jim McLaughlin attended the American College of Sports Medicine conference in St. Louis.

Dr. William Hey and Dr. John Hammett had an article accepted for publication pending revisions.

Dr. William Hey and Mrs. Donna Bailey-Hey presented at the Alabama Association for Health, Physical Education, Recreation, and Dance.

Dr. Glenn Roswal presented several programs at the Adapted Physical Education Seminar for Baltic Region University Teachers, Riga, Latvia.

Mr. Jim McLaughlin and Dr. John Hammett participated in annual health fairs at Kitty Stone Elementary School in Jacksonville, AL and at the Cleburne County High School in Heflin, AL.

A programs review on NCATE technology standards was completed.

Instructional Services

A Scholastic Book Fair was held in the Learning Resource Center which resulted in sales of $654.39. The LRC made no monetary profit, but acquired $256.00 worth of materials. Feedback from students was positive, and we plan to repeat the Book Fair next year.

The Learning Resource Center has served over 246 patrons during the May and Summer I terms (April 30, 2002 - June 28, 2002). It is estimated that only 1 out of 5 patrons actually sign in.

The Learning Resource Center is still in the process of integrating Athena library management software, and as of June 28, 2002, is about midway through the process of cataloging all books and materials. This software will enable the LRC to keep extremely accurate cataloging and circulation records, and facilitate searches for specific items by title, author or subject.

During the Spring 2002 semester, The Teaching/Learning Center had 149 tutors working with 93 community children. A total of 1,250 hours of free tutoring was provided. During the May 2002 term, 81 tutors were provided for area children. Forty children were tutored at JSU, and 41 were tutored off campus. During the Summer I 2002 term, 11 students were tutored in a reading diagnosis program here on campus.

Mr. Mike Zenanko was named acting Director of the ISU on June 5, 2002, due to the relocation of Dr. Franklin L. King, Director of Distance Learning at JSU.


John Stulce received his Ph.D. in Mechanical Engineering from Virginia Tech University in May 2002.

Jess Godbey has a paper, Effective Ergonomics Training for Management, published in the Professional Safety Journal, July 2002 issue.


Dr. Beth Hembree and Dr. Jane Cash have received notification of full funding for Year 02 of the Advanced Nurse Education Grant sponsored by the Division of Nursing, Department of Health and Human Services, in the amount of $145,335 to support continuing development of the master's program and the RISE (Risk Intervention for Student Enhancement) academic advancement program.

Ms. Lynn Hillhouse is conducting a Leadership Development series for nursing managers at Jacksonville Hospital. The four-part series features discussion of health care economics, empowerment, leadership theories, patient satisfaction, and nuts/bolts of nursing leadership.

Ms. Christie Shelton, Clinical Associate, conducted a series of community education programs during spring reaching approximately 2,200 individuals in the community. The programs were provided through the local schools and employers in the Northeast Alabama area.

Dr. Martha G. Lavender presented the keynote address at the Kentucky/Ohio Association of Women's Health, Obstetric, and Neonatal Nurses (AWHONN) conference on April 19, 2002 in Louisville, Kentucky. Her remarks were entitled, "NURSING 2025: Redefining Nursing's Future." Dr. Lavender also served as Chair of the AWHONN National Nominating Committee which met in Chicago, Illinois on April 21, 2002.

The 2002 Summer Continuing Education Conference, Nursing Update 2003, is scheduled for July 19, 2002. Through a continuing relationship between the Center for Domestic Preparedness and JSU, two sessions on domestic preparedness are being sponsored by the Department of Justice, Center for Domestic Preparedness. The keynote speaker is Mr. Rick D. Schlegel, program manager and trainer for a variety of emergency and disaster response courses.

Ms. Deborah Curry, Ms. Susan DiBiase, and Dr. Brenda Roberts presented a poster presentation at the Alabama League for Nursing's Annual Meeting on April 5th. The poster was entitled "Pediatric Smoking Prevention Fair" and highlighted the nursing students' community education programs for smoking cessation.

Department of Military Science

The Military Science Department vision is to recruit the very best students available for Jacksonville State ROTC. We retain those students through a challenging curriculum, quality mentoring, and a positive program that encourages leadership, scholarship, individual responsibility and Battalion camaraderie. We 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 year.

Gamecock cadets carried the tradition of excellence throughout the early portion 3rd quarter of 2002, and we fully expect they will excel in events scheduled for the remainder of the year. In April, we commissioned four cadets as Second Lieutenants in the United States Army. This brings the total to 1,317 commissionees since the establishment of the ROTC Program at JSU. We exceed our Leaders Training Course (LTC) mission by three cadets and sent seven cadets to Ft. Knox for basic leaders' training. Eleven of our advanced course cadets are currently undergoing training at the National Advanced Leadership Camp (NALC) at Ft. Lewis, Washington. One cadet is training with British officer candidates at Cambridge University, in Great Britain. Four cadets will attend Basic Airborne Training at Ft. Benning Georgia, One cadet will attend Air Assault Training at the United States Military Academy in New York. Three cadets will have the privilege of training for two weeks with active Army units in Germany and in Ft. Lee,

Virginia. Gamecock Cadre are involved in cadet training across the nation throughout the summer. Cadet Command selected LTC Doc May to serve as the Leaders Training Course Chief of Protocol for the duration of the camp. He will return in early August. CPT Ronnie Preston and SFC Harold Young are working directly with cadets in training at National Advance Leadership Camp and CPT John Nolan is serving on NALC Camp Staff.

The gamecock Battalion will reassemble for another year of outstanding training and leader preparation on 28 August 2002 when we hold our 4th Annual Gamecock Cadet Orientation day for Academic Year 2002-2003.

The ROTC curriculum continues to evolve to meet the leadership challenges of the 21st century. Our focus is to send the message to all prospective cadets and to the University population that we provide the best leadership training available for young men and women.

Distance Education

Faculty/Staff Accomplishments: Both Dr. Franklin L. King and Ms. Sherri Restauri had articles accepted for publication. Ms. Sherri Restauri presented at the Association for Behavior Analysis's 28th Annual Convention in Toronto, Canada.

Organizational Items: The department moved from Ramona Wood and Self Hall to Curtis Hall. The department has sufficient space to perform its tasks in a pleasant environment.

Other: The Department continued to work on the Expanding Technology for Education and Assistance to Children through High Quality Interactivity (E-Teach) grant. Presentations were given at Oxford Board of Education and the Calhoun County Chamber of Commerce to encourage support for the grant. Additional presentations are planned. Two Blackboard online student orientation sessions were conducted reaching approximately 198 students. A videoconferencing workshop was conducted to familiarize instructors with the technology in preparation for their use of the equipment during the summer sessions. Fifteen new courses were added to the Electronic Campus for the May, Summer I, Summer II, and Marathon terms, bringing the total number of unique courses JSU is advertising through the Electronic Campus to 65.

Online Enrollment Data:

Spring and Marathon Q 2002 online and Blackboard enrollment statistics were:

  • Blackboard Online - 823 students; 30 courses (32 sections)
  • Blackboard Supplements - 945 students; 43 courses (53 sections)
  • Other Online Formats - 196 students, 12 courses (13 sections)
  • Blackboard Workshop Type Courses - 5; enrollment varied

May 2002 online and Blackboard enrollment statistics were:

  • Blackboard Online - 214 students; 5 courses (5 sections)
  • Blackboard Supplements - 268 students; 6 courses (19 sections)
  • Other Online Formats - 28 students, 1 course (1 section)
  • Blackboard Workshop Type Courses Ongoing - 5; enrollment varies

Summer I 2002 online and Blackboard enrollment statistics were:

  • Blackboard Online - 181 students; 2 courses (2 sections)
  • Blackboard Supplements - 242 students; 11 courses (11 sections)
  • Other Online Formats - 47 students, 2 courses (2 sections)
  • Blackboard Workshop Type Courses Ongoing - 5; enrollment varies

Marathon A 2002 online and Blackboard enrollment statistics were:

  • Blackboard Online - 56 students; 6 courses (6 sections)
  • Blackboard Supplements - 6 students; 1 course (1 section)
  • Other Online Formats - 0 students, 0 courses (0 sections)
  • Blackboard Workshop Type Courses Ongoing - 5; enrollment varies

Marathons B 2002 online and Blackboard enrollment statistics were:

  • Blackboard Online - 96 students; 4 courses (4 sections)
  • Blackboard Supplements - 31 students; 1 course (5 sections)
  • Other Online Formats - 0 students, 0 courses (0 sections)
  • Blackboard Workshop Type Courses Ongoing - 5; enrollment varies

Marathon H 2002 online and Blackboard enrollment statistics:

  • Blackboard Online - 32 students; 2 courses (2 sections)
  • Blackboard Supplements - 22 students; 1 course (3 sections)
  • Other Online Formats - 0 students, 0 courses (0 sections)
  • Blackboard Workshop Type Courses Ongoing - 5; enrollment varies

Marathons J 2002 online and Blackboard enrollment statistics were:

  • Blackboard Online - 0 students; 0 courses (0 sections)
  • Blackboard Supplements - 37 students; 5 courses (5 sections)
  • Other Online Formats - 0 students, 0 courses (0 sections)
  • Blackboard Workshop Type Courses Ongoing - 5; enrollment varies

Marathon R 2002 online and Blackboard enrollment statistics were:

  • Blackboard Online - 39 students; 4 courses (4 sections)
  • Blackboard Supplements - 0 students; 0 courses (0 sections)
  • Other Online Formats - 91 students, 9 courses (9 sections)
  • Blackboard Workshop Type Courses Ongoing - 5; enrollment varies
College By Cassette Enrollment Data:
    • Spring, 2002
      207 students; 5 courses

    • Summer I, 2002
      34 students: 1 course
    Videoconferencing Enrollment Data:
    • Spring, 2002
      169 students; 7 courses (20 sections)

    • May 2002
      132 students; 1 course (13 sections)

    • Summer I, 2002
      156 students; 1 course (11 sections)

    • Marathon B, 2002
      31 students; 1 course (5 sections)

    • Marathon G, 2002
      3 students; 2 courses (4 sections)

    • Marathon H, 2002
      28 students; 2 courses (5 sections)

    JSU Gadsden Campus:

    May term and Summer classes at JSU Gadsden have been held in the Joe Ford Center. Everything went smoothly with the transition. The parking lot at the Ford Center is under construction and should be completed by the beginning of the fall semester.

    The week of June 24, seven Goodyear employees utilized JSU's video teleconferencing equipment in the Ford Center for a meeting with another plant. Their experience was very positive, and it was indicated they would be back. As word spreads about our video conferencing facilities, it is likely to be utilized by more companies, thus enhancing JSU's community outreach in Etowah and surrounding counties.


    Bob Campbell upgraded the Audiovisual Center's outdoor public address system to better accommodate graduation ceremonies in Paul Snow Stadium.

    Don Walter moved into the 8th floor office area vacated by the College of Graduate Studies. Two of his colleagues in Academic Computing moved their offices to that location as well.

    New carpeting was installed in the 10th floor computer lab and in Seminar Room B. New ceiling tiles were installed throughout the 11th floor.

    The ARIEL interlibrary loan system was upgraded to its most recent release.

    Laurie Charnigo was hired as Education Librarian.

    Kim Weatherford received the Cleo and Carla Thomas Award for Outstanding Community Service.

    Hanrong Wang and William Hubbard presented a paper, "Research and Services for Remote Access" at the Alabama Library Association Annual Meeting in Huntsville.

    John Graham, Jodi Poe, and Kim Weatherford presented a poster session, "Interface-Lift: The Houston Cole Library's Web Redesign Project" at the Alabama Library Association Annual Meeting in Huntsville.

    Jodi Poe, Kim Weatherford, and Della Darby presented a paper, "Adding Electronic Journals to Your Online Catalog" at the Alabama Association of College and Research Libraries Annual Meeting in Huntsville.

    John Graham, Jodi Poe, and Kim Weatherford presented a poster session, "Functional By Design: The Use of a Comparative Study to Determine the Usability and Functionality of One Library's Web Site" at the American Library Association Annual Meeting in Atlanta.

    Hanrong Wang was invited to present her paper "Developing a Specialized Reference Service System: A Model for China Digital Library" at the International Conference on IT Opportunities and Challenges in the New Millenium in Beijing, China. She declined the invitation due to travel costs and visa concerns, but her paper will appear in the Proceedings.

    William Hubbard served on a review panel for the U.S. Institute of Museum and Library Services' National Leadership Grant proposals.

    William Hubbard served on a SACS Accreditation Committee at University of North Carolina-Wilmington.

    Admissions Office

    The Admissions Office is pleased to announce that more applications have been received for the 2002 fall semester than any prior year. The most recent application count will be available in your packet of information provided by the president.

    Career Placement Services

    Janet White attended a networking meeting at the Jefferson County Chamber of Commerce on June 12, 2002.

    Janet White and Stacy Wood made several on-site visits to new companies in an effort to establish new partnerships for co-operative education and professional placement. Companies visited included Southwire, 5/7/02; Hood Packaging, 5/9/02; PrimAmerica, 6/10/02; Jenkins Brick, 6/18/02.

    Eighteen Co-Op placements were reported for Summer 2002.

    Multicultural Services

    Three JSU students attended the Southeast Region NAACP Conference in Charlotte, NC from April 18-21, 2002.

    Two JSU students of the College Chapter of the NAACP attended the 93rd Annual NAACP Convention in Houston, TX from July 8 - 12, 2002.

    Jacksonville State University will serve as the site that will house over 1,000 volunteers for the Jimmy Carter Work Build 2003. Former President Carter will stay on campus with the volunteers. This will be the 20th anniversary of the Jimmy Carter Work Project. Each year, the Carter's give one week of their time - as well as their building skills to build houses and spread awareness for Habitat for Humanity. This event will take place in Calhoun County during June 8-13, 2003 to highlight the issue of poverty housing around the world.

    Recreational Sports

    The JSU Summer Golf League was a huge success. The league consisted of retirees, faculty, staff and alumni of JSU. During the six weeks of the league, 24 people participated in the weekly Tuesday afternoon play. The league created a great atmosphere for individuals to meet new faces involved with the University. Faculty and staff participants included individuals from Athletics, Inventory, Recreational Sports, UPD, Student Health Center, Telephone Services, Counseling, Physical Education, College of Business, Geography, and Social Work. Retirees included former Vice President of Student Affairs and Director of Computer Services.

    Department of University Housing & Residence Life

    The numbers in this report represent each student living in the halls, including Residence Life staff and Faculty in Residence. In previous years, they have also been included. Daugette is shutdown for summer. Crow, Dixon, Sparkman, and Fitzpatrick are being used for summer camps, Orientation, and special programs. The grand total does not include the 15 houses, since there may be 2 to 4 people living in them.

    MAY 2002 SUMMER I 2002
    Panhellenic House
    Apartments & Houses
    Campus Inn
    Penn House
    Grand Total of Occupants

    *15 Houses Available
    **Indicates Number Rented

    JSU continues to work with the Ayers State Technical School's Upward Bound Program to house participants for 4 weeks of the summer program.

    Dixon and Crow, as well as the Panhellenic House, are wired for Internet access. Room assignments can be found on the web beginning July 15, 2002.


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