JSU’s CLASSES CANCELED 4 PM WEDNESDAY; TO REOPEN
15 September 2004
- JacksonvilleStateUniversity (including JSU-Gadsden and all off-campus locations)
has canceled classes effective at today and will be closed Thursday, Friday, and
Saturday due to the potential for severe weather associated with Hurricane Ivan.
The JSUChildDevelopmentCenter at McClellan will be closed Thursday and Friday. The
institution’s normal operating schedule will begin Monday unless announced
Employees in non-essential areas of service should
not report to work Thursday or Friday. Employees whose services are essential
during the time of this emergency closing should be in touch with their
supervisor concerning their work schedule.
University President Dr. Meehan said, “The safety of
JacksonvilleStateUniversity students is our number one priority. Everyone should
use caution and take every action necessary to ensure
Students remaining on campus are urged to take
shelter in their residence halls. Residence hall assistants will be on hand in
case further measures are needed.
If needed, Leone Cole Auditorium will be used for
shelter if an emergency is declared on campus.
Dining Hall will remain open to students and the public on a pay-as-you-go basis
even if power is lost. Hours will be and
Thursday through Saturday and from
to on Sunday.
The Calhoun County EMA has identified local shelter
for residents throughout the county. They can be contacted at 435-0540. Further
EMA information is available at
The campus community is urged to monitor state and
local media (including campus station 92J, WLJS) for advisories and go to the
JSU home page (http://www.jsu.edu) and click on the weather link or go to http://www.jsu.edu/weather.html for
updates pertaining to JSU. In an emergency, the University Police Department may
be reached at ext. 6000 on campus and at 782-6000 off
In this vicinity, students and citizens can expect
high wind, heavy rain, flooded streets, falling limbs and trees, and blown
soccer game between JacksonvilleState and
on Friday evening has been postponed. The two schools will decide on
a make-up date and the game will be rescheduled for later this season.
been no change in the date, starting time, or location of the JSU at UTC
football game in Chattanooga where the
Gamecocks will be playing on Saturday. The Southerners and Ballerinas will NOT
travel to the game to perform, and rehearsal has been canceled for the rest of
University of Alabama's women's golf tournament scheduled to be played Sept.
19-21 (Sunday-Tuesday) in Tuscaloosa has been
changed to a two-day event beginning on Monday, Sept. 20 and concluding on
Tuesday, Sept. 21. The JSU women's golf team will participate in this
been no change in the date, starting time, or location of the Ole Miss
Volleyball Tournament where the Gamecocks are scheduled to play.
Classic Cross Country meet in Tuscaloosa scheduled
for Sept. 17-19 (Friday-Sunday) has been canceled and will not be
rescheduled. The JSU Cross Country team will NOT have a meet this
weekend. Please visit http://www.jsugamecocksports.com/article.asp?articleid=60559
for updates throughout the day.
Back up personal
Turn off and unplug computers
and other electrical equipment.
Turn off back-up battery if you
Move important equipment and
furnishings away from windows.
Place all loose papers and
important documents in drawers, cabinets, or file
Do not tape
Do not park under
If you decide to leave the
residence hall during severe weather, sign out with your RA or a member of the
If you go to a shelter, have a flashlight and
Assemble an emergency bag with food, water,
flashlight, clothing, and other essentials in case you must seek
Have snacks on hand.
Make sure you have extra
Since banks and ATMs may not be available, have extra
cash on hand.
Give parents advance notice of your plans, location,
and contact information.
Keep a list of emergency phone numbers at
Stay indoors to avoid danger from high wind,
flooding, and blowing debris.
Take care of e-mail early; the university will keep
servers up as long as possible.