Julian Jenkins has
designated a scholarship for the ArtDepartment.
has two new faculty members who began teaching Fall
currently has 166 majors.
Department of Biology
Department of Criminal
Dr. Robert Evans and Dr.
Ronald Mellen’s article “Neurotransmitter Dysfunction & Criminal Behavior”
has been accepted for publication in the next issue of Southern Concourse
(Southern States Correctional Association).
In August 2005, Dr. Ronald
Mellen and Mrs. Nancy Mellen attended neurofeedback training in
and in September 2005, they attended the annual meeting of the International
Society for Neuronal Regulation in Denver,
Dr. Ronald Mellen was
recently asked to be a member of the Southern States Correctional Association’s
Research & Grants Board that will meet during the association’s mid-winter
conference in West Virginia.Off campus Dr. Mellen was appointed to the
vestry of St. Luke’s Episcopal Church, Jacksonville,
Department of Drama
Department of English
Mrs. Gena Christopher and
Mrs. Jennifer Foster presented a one-hour seminar for the English faculty
concerning trends in online instruction and the English Department’s future in
Dr. Carmine Di Biase’s final
manuscript of his book, Travel and Translation in the Early Modern Period,
has just been turned in to Rodopi Press (Amsterdam).The book will appear in about six months as
part of their long and distinguished series (it will be #25) called Approaches
to Translation Studies.This book is
a result of the conference held here two years ago that went by the same
title.Sixteen contributors came from Canada, the US
Mrs. Gloria Horton had an
article, “Do All Things Really Have to Come to an End?” published as the
feature for the May edition of the Alabama
Council of Teachers of English newsletter, /Council-Grams. /She also did
several workshops for teachers in the area during the summer.In July, she presented a three-hour workshop,
“A Step Above:Beyond Memorization in the
Teaching of Vocabulary,” for thirty-three teachers.On August 8, she presented a two-hour version
of the same workshop for the entire faculty of SaksElementary School, and on August 9,
she presented a two-hour workshop on reading comprehension strategies for the
38-member faculty of WalterWellbornHigh
Mrs. Gena Christopher, Dr.
Randall Davis, and Dr. Steven Whitton are preparing for the JSU Writers Bowl
scheduled for October 27,
2005.Dr. Whitton conducted
a Teacher Seminar on Arthur Miller and All My Sons for Alabama Shakespeare
Festival and Alabama Humanities Foundation May 5, 2005 in Montgomery.He spoke at the State Days of Remembrance May 5, 2005 in Montgomery for the Alabama Holocaust
Commission.Dr. Whitton has also written
13 film reviews since May for the Anniston Star.
Department of History and
Dr. Russel Lemmons,
Professor of History, presented a paper titled “ ‘Imprisoned, Murdered,
Besmirched’: The ControversyConcerning
Berlin’s Ernst Thalmann Monument and German National
Identity, 1990-1995,” at the annual meeting of the European Section of the
Southern Historical Association.
Dr. Harvey H. Jackson, Professor of History,
spoke on “Remembering the Great Depression” at the Writing Our Lives series
sponsored by Sylacauga’s Comer Library and the Alabama Humanities Foundation
and on“From Court House to Poutin’ House: Political Folklore in Clarke County Alabama”
at the annual meeting of the Alabama Folklife
Association.He was featured on
“Bookmarks” on Alabama Public Television. He continues to serve on the
editorial board of the AnnistonStar and write a weekly column on southern politics and culture.
Dr. Phillip Koerper, Professor of History, serves on the Board of Directors
of the Alabama Archaeological Society and is President of the Coosa Valley
Chapter of the group. He is also co-chair of the Anthropology section of the
Alabama Academy of Science.
Dr. Donald Prudlo, Assistant Professor of History, was awarded an
honorarium to attend the Liberty Fund Conference on “Liberty
and Voluntary Death” which was held in Portland,
Institute for Emergency
During the 2005
fiscal year, the Institute for Emergency Preparedness (IEP) continues to grow academically
as well as serve the region through contractual emergency planning
services.The efforts of the IEP faculty
and staff have helped the IEP to successfully meet, and even exceed in some
instances, all of the stated objectives for this time-frame.
increases in both undergraduate and graduate Emergency Management enrollment
were observed during the 2004-05 academic school year.Emergency Management students comprise
approximately 1000 +/- members of the JSU student population, and faculty and
staff of the IEP are largely responsible for a significant portion of the
enrollment growth of the University.
Management students are typically mid-career professionals and do not come from
the traditional JSU student population; therefore, the increases in IEP
undergraduate and graduate enrollment are largely due to the recruiting efforts
of the IEP faculty and staff.
for Emergency Preparedness, JacksonvilleStateUniversity
(IEP-JSU), has maintained its position as a national leader in emergency
management education.Our new
undergraduate and graduate degree programs have exceeded Alabama Commission on
Higher Education (ACHE) viability standards, and the internet-based academic
programs offered through IEP-JSU allow us to serve a diverse body of students
The Bachelor of
Science in Emergency Management program is in the 3rd full academic
year after its approval in October 2002 by ACHE.There are currently over 500 undergraduate
students enrolled in the BS-Emergency Management program, and this number
increases each term.Furthermore, there
have been 12 graduates to-date, exceeding ACHE viability standards.This is particularly impressive given most
students in this program are mid-career professionals who are only able to
attend school part-time.
2004, a new minor in Homeland Security was approved.This is the 3rd minor available
100% distance learning through the IEP.To-date, the only minors available 100% online through JacksonvilleStateUniversity are those
available through the IEP.These minors
continue to be of great interest to students studying in a variety of academic
disciplines outside of Emergency Management.
students were enrolled in graduate level Emergency Management programs this
year.Of special note, with the
exception of the College
of Education, this year
witnessed the IEP as having more advanced degree graduates than any other
department on campus.
The Master of
Science in Emergency Management program is in the 2nd full academic
year since being approved by ACHE in August 2003.This program, too, has exceeded ACHE
projections by 128%.The first MS-EM
students were awarded their degrees in the Fall 2004
term.To-date there have
been 16 graduates, or more than double the viability standard, from this
Management concentration within the Master of Public Administration (MPA) is
the IEP’s most mature program.This Emergency Management concentration
continues to be the largest of the MPA program.This year, out of a total of 35 graduates from the MPA program, 13 - or
37%, were Emergency Management concentrations.
During the 2005 fiscal year,
the IEP worked on contracts totaling $1,592,234.56.The following is a list of projects IEP has
completed, those in which we are presently engaged, and those proposed which
are currently under review:
Requirements for the Chemical Stockpile Emergency Preparedness Program (CSEPP),
Chemical Stockpile Emergency
Preparedness Program Planning for Special Needs Populations, Subcontract with Argonne National Laboratory (ANL).
of the TalladegaCounty
Citizen Corps Council, TalladegaCounty.
Emergency Response Team (CERT) Training, TalladegaCounty.
Phase I, United Defense.
to Hurricane Ivan, State of Alabama Emergency Management Agency (AEMA).
and Influenza Epidemic Vaccination Training, Department of Public Health
Two On-going Contracts:
Coordinator for Alabama
CSEPP FY05, ADPH.
Phase II, United
Four Proposed Contracts
and Influenza Vaccine Pandemic Planning, Alabama Department of Public Health
(ADPH).This contract for $49,890.00 proposes that
the IEP would administer courses on smallpox/influenza vaccine pandemic
the Study of High Consequence Event Preparedness and Response, Department of
Homeland Security.As a member of the Johns Hopkins University
Consortium, IEP-JSU is the lead in submitting the proposal to establish a
Center for the Study of High Consequence Event Preparedness and Response.If awarded, this will be for $5,000,000.00
per year for 3 years for the consortium.
Plan for Alabama CSEPP Counties,
Alabama Department of Homeland
Security.In this $50,000.00 contract, IEP will prepare
a tactical interoperable communication plan for the six Alabama CSEPP
Coordinator for Alabama
CSEPP FY05, ADPH.IEP will continue to work with ADPH to provide
medical planning and guidance for the six Chemical Stockpile Emergency
Preparedness Program (CSEPP) counties in Alabama
in this proposed contract totaling $617,653.00.
In February 2005, the IEP
successfully completed its move to the JSU-McClellanCenter.The relocation of the IEP to the
will facilitate interaction with the Center for Domestic Preparedness and the
Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA) NobleTrainingCenter.
In response to
the diverse needs of our students and the educational needs of the field, IEP
faculty developed 7 new course offerings this year.In addition, the IEP faculty and staff had a
combined total of 12 publications plus 3 pending and attended, exhibited,
and/or presented at 27 conferences during this time-frame.
faculty, staff and students have a rather extensive involvement in disaster
response across the nation.Numerous IEP
faculty, staff and students responded to the impact of Hurricane Katrina in either
volunteer or work-related capacities.Virtually all facets of the emergency response community were
represented through the IEP population, either via responding directly to the
scene on the U.S. Gulf Coast or assisting evacuees in other states (e.g.,
local/state EMAs, FEMA, Red Cross, military, police,
fire, emergency medical response, hospital response, search and rescue,
recovery, shelter/mass care operations).
Dr. Claudia E. McDade,
Director of Learning Services, gave a workshop entitled, “Celerating
Academic Skills: Basic or Advanced” on Tuesday, September 6th. On
Friday September 9th, Dr. McDade also presented a paper entitled,
“Appling Behavior Analysis in a University Setting: Success Breeds Success”
which showcased a DVD entitled: “Precision Learning at JacksonvilleStateUniversity” produced by
JSU Television Services. Both presentations were in Gdansk, Poland
at the Second Conference of the European Association for Behaviour
Learning Services assisted
thirty-nine students through the 2005 ExSEL Program.
Thirty-six of these students are currently enrolled at JSU.
of Mathematical, Computing and Information Sciences
The department received
accreditation from the Accreditation Board for Engineering and Technology
(ABET) for its computer science and computer information systems undergraduate
programs.These are newly accredited
programs and extend retroactively from October 1, 2003.
Dr. Guillermo A. Francia,
III had a refereed paper, “Computer Forensic Tools and Techniques”, accepted
for publication and presentation at the 2005 International Conference on
Security and Management in Las Vegas, July 2005.
Dr. A. Monica Trifas had a paper, “Medical Image Enhancement”, accepted
for publication and presentation at the 9th World Multi-Conference
on Systemics, Cybernetics, and Informatics in Orlando, July 2005.
Dr. Jan Case, Dr. David
Dempsey, and Mrs. Marilyn Johnson, in conjunction with members of the College of
Education and Professional Studies,
received approval from the Alabama Commission for Higher Education for the
EMCAT (Exploring Mathematical Concepts Applications Technology) grant, which
originally came from President Bush’s No Child Left Behind
Act.Secondary math teachers,
represented by eleven school districts, attended the training in July 2005.
Dr. Edwin H. Smith had a
paper, “A New Packing Density Bound in 3-Space, Discrete and Computational
Geometry”, published in September 2005.
Dr. Guillermo A. Francia,
III attended the 14th USENIX Security Symposium for training in the
latest advances in computer systems security, August 2005.
Department of Music
Department of Physical
and Earth Sciences
Dr. Jan Gryko was invited
to present a paper along with Dr. Benji Blair titled “Using
Scanning Electron Microscope in Undergraduate Chemistry” at the American
Chemical Society Fall Meeting, Washington, D.C.August 28, 2005.
Dr. Jonathan Herbert
co-authored a paper titled, “A Tropical
Weather Vulnerability Assessment for Texas Coastal Counties”, published in the
Texas Journal of Science 57(2): 187 -196.
Miriam Helen Hill and Dr. Bryan Burgess received a $5000 grant from Rivers
Unlimited of Cincinnati, Ohio to construct a spatial database and website to
provide environmental information for mapping and analysis.
Miriam Helen Hill had three poems, "Thank You, Teach," "In the
Face of Adversity," and "What is Life?" published in the
Journal for the Liberal Arts and Science 9 (3): 60 and 61.
Drs. Al Nichols and Nouredine Zettili were named as
consultants on the 1.6 million dollar grant awarded to JSU.
Dr. Nouredine Zettili presented papers at the
following two conferences:
First paper was titled "Improving Physics
Teaching in Secondary Education" and the second paper was titled "How
to Improve Physics Education in College". Both papers were presented at
the Annual Summer Conference of the American Association of Physics Teachers,
Salt Lake City, August 08-11, 2005.
The second conference Dr. Zettili presented "The
Nuclear-Born Oppenheimer Method and Nuclear Rotations" and "An
Outreach Initiative to Improve High School Physics" on September 20, 2005 at the
Joint Conference of the Nuclear Physics Division of the American Physics
Society and the Japanese Physical Society, Maui, Hawaii,
September 18-22, 2005.
Department of Political Science and Public
Dr. Barnett, Dr. Krejci, and Dr. Veasey will present papers at several
conferences this fall (Southeast Conference on Public Administration, Southwest
Social Science, and the Midwest Political Science conventions).
Dr. Veasey will be working
with the U.S. Department of Homeland Security (Office for Domestic
Preparedness) through Titan Corporation conducting training and exercises
concerning terrorism in Iowa
in September, 2005.
Dr. Owens is completing her
book on the confirmation process for Supreme Court nominees and is working
steadily for the Women’s Committee as part of Governor Riley’s Task Force.
Department of Psychology
Department of Sociology and Social Work
Ms. Kim Womack has been serving as 2005 Conference
Chair for the National Baccalaureate Social Work Program Directors’ (BPD) where
she has facilitated two national planning meetings (Austin, TX
and Los Angeles,
CA).She served on the Finance Committee for BPD at two national planning
meetings (June in Austin,
TX and September in Los Angeles, CA)
where she helped to set the national 2006 budget for BPD.She also served as a Mental Health Support
Person for Hurricane Katrina Evacuees at the McClellanCenter
Dr. Nancy Francisco Stewart
co-coordinated community services on a Red Cross Disaster Emergency Team for
victims of Hurricane Katrina and she participated on the Northeast Alabama
Critical Incident Response Team.
Fagan received the following publicity: Stateline.org (nationwide circulation
and World Wide Web), July 28, 2005; The Eufaula (AL) Tribune, September 18,
2005; The Chattanooga (TN) Times Free Press, July 31, 2005; Column 2 by Bill Brown
in Anniston Star, Dothan Eagle, Jasper Daily Mountain Eagle, Talladega Daily
Home, Heflin News, Demopolis Times, and the Dadeville Record, July 24, 2005;
and Column 1 by Bill Brown in Anniston Star, Dothan Eagle, Jasper Daily
Mountain Eagle, Talladega Daily Home, Heflin News, Demopolis Times, and the
Dadeville Record, July 17, 2005.
Dr. Ann Callahan
co-coordinated community services on a Red Cross Disaster Emergency Team for
victims of Hurricane Katrina and she participated on the Northeast Alabama Critical
Incident Response Team.She also
co-organized a call for proposals after being selected to edit a symposium on
workplace aggression for the Journal of Organization Theory and Behavior.
Dr. Maureen Newton made the
following presentation at the 30th National Institute on Social Work and Human
Services in Rural Areas on July
6-9, 2005, in Shepherdstown,
WV; Juvenile Conference
Committees: Community-Based Alternatives for Low-Risk Juvenile Offenders.
Dr. Clark Hudspeth began teaching Introduction to Sociology as an online course.He had the following publication: Journal of Family Issues,The Timing of First Marriage: Are There Religious Variations? in July.
Jonathan Adams served as a faculty representative at
a follow-up meeting to assist in the development of Core Child Welfare Competencies for the State of Alabama and in
conjunction with the Higher Education Consortium on Child Welfare.He conducted a study and presented, with Mr. James E. Powe, the results of this statewide study of social worker
safety for the Alabama Department of Human Resources.This was presented to the State Safety
Coordinator, Mr. Charles Johnson.Finally, he served as the faculty representative at a Child
Welfare Retreat for the development of Core Child Welfare Competencies for the
State of Alabama
and in conjunction with the Higher Education Consortium on Child Welfare.
COLLEGE OF COMMERCE AND BUSINESS ADMINISTRATION
William Fielding attended the Business Council of Alabama (BCA) Meeting in
Point Clear, Alabama,
August 5-7, 2005.
Fielding attended and participated in the Choccolocco
Economic Activity Zone Advisory Board Meeting on August 9, 2005
Fielding attended the Dean’s Retreat at 3181 McClellan on August 10, 2005.
Fielding toured Parker Hannifin on August 25, 2005.
Fielding made a presentation on the Alabama Automotive Industry at the Choccolocco Economic Activity Zone Meeting at the AnnistonMeetingCenter
on September 22, 2005.Governor Bob Riley attended the meeting.
Finance, Economics, and
The CCBA and Dr. Cynthia
McCarty, Director of the Center for Business and Free Enterprise Education and
Entrepreneurship, sponsored 8 workshops on Economic Education for area
educators.105 teachers from 57
different schools attended.Topics of
the workshops ranged from interest rates to the stock market.
Dr. Angela Sandberg’s
article, “Congruence between Evaluation and Decision Models in Capital
Budgeting Decisions: It’s Not the Accountant’s Fault,” has been accepted for
publication in The Journal of Accounting and Finance Research.
Dr. Sandberg authored the
Instructors Manual for Financial Accounting, Harrison
and Horngren, Prentice Hall, Sixth edition.
Dr. Chris Westley did a book review of Thomas E. Woods’ The Church
and the Market: A Catholic Defense of the Free Economy, in the Quarterly
Journal of Austrian Economics, Vol. 8, # 4 (Winter 2005), pp. 95-97.
had an article entitled, “The End of Unions” to be published in The Free
Market, Vol. 23, # 9 (September 2005), pp. 7-8.
was a guest on “The Ricky Ware Show,” on KTSA out of San Antonio, Texas
to discuss FEMA on September
was a guest on “Morning Air with Sean Harriott,”
Relevant Radio Network, to discuss gasoline prices on August 25, 2005.
Dr. Jeff Zanzig’s
article entitled “New View on GAAP Requirements for Non-Public Companies” has
been accepted for publication in an upcoming edition of The CPA Journal.
Dr. Bill Scroggins made a
presentation entitled “Cultural and Recreational Attractions” at the Choccolocco Economic Activity Zone Conference held on September 22, 2005 at the AnnistonMeetingCenter.
Department of Management
Dr. Patricia Borstorff
attended an official briefing at the World Bank which was most informative for
international business classes.
attended an official briefing at the International Monetary Fund in WashingtonDC.
She received much information to include how to assist our students in the
process of being an intern at the international headquarters.
In September Dr. Borstorff is teaching a Human Resource Certification study
course to Human Resource professionals from northeast AL. This is a preparation course for
national certification. Dr. Borstorffcurrently holds the highest level of national
certification, Senior Professional in Human Resources.
hasassisted in the summer at the Glen Addie Mission in west Anniston
in preparing and serving breakfast.
has assisted in preparations for a job fair for hurricane Katrina refugees in
represented the AL Society of Human Resource Management on a Hill visit Sept 12
and 13. The groupvisited all the AL Senators
and Congressmen, discussing human resource issues, including job fairs and job
assistance for hurricane Katrina refugees, defined benefit pension plans,
paperless medical records, and various health care issues and their funding.Dr. Borstorff spoke
to several of our representatives personally about JSU.
Dr. Brent Cunningham
Dr. Cunningham has been
selected as the Mgt/Mkt rep. to the Faculty Senate
Dr. Cunningham is in the
process of completing three (3) research studies (one with JSU faculty, one with
University of South Carolina faculty, and one with
faculty from the University
of Teesside of MiddlesbroughEngland)
Dr. Cunningham continues his
community service work with Boy Scouts of America, United Way and his church
Mr. Michael Featherstone
Featherstone presented a paper “The Abundance of Simple Business Models on the
World Wide Web”, at the 11th Australasian World Wide Web conference,
July 2005.The paper was selected as the
outstanding paper in the e-Business track.
paper “The Abundance of Simple Business Models on the World Wide Web” was
selected for publication in the peer reviewed Conference Proceedings of the 11th
Australasian World Wide Web Conference.
paper “The Abundance of Simple Business Models on the World Wide Web” was selected
for publication on the web site ‘digitalenterprise.org’.This site is hosted at North CarolinaStateUniversity and is used as
a teaching resource at hundreds of universities from every part of the world.
Featherstone was a co-author of the paper “Employee Perceptions of E-Harassment
and E-Privacy”. Citation Follows: Borstorff, P., D.
Smith andM. Featherstone, Employee
Perceptions of E-Harassment and E-Privacy.
E-Business Review 5 (2005), no. 1, 35-39.
Dr. Joann Williams
Dr. Williams received Best
Reviewer award in August from the Management Education Division of the Academy of Management.This award recognizes the quality of her reviews for
this division during 2005.
Dr. Williams has been asked
to serve as a Resource Reviewer for the Learning and Education Journal of the Academy of Management.Her first review should appear in 2006.
In August, Dr. Williams
presented "Basic Knowledge of Human Resources and Legal Issues" to
the supervisor training class at Wellborn Cabinets Inc. in Ashland, AL.
Dr. Williams has been
elected to the position of Program Evaluator Elect for the Management Education
Division of the Academy
of Management.She will automatically become Program
Evaluator in 2007. This position will be held for
3 years. As part of her
duties, Dr. Williams will serve as a member of the Executive Board of this
Dr. Williams, along with Ann
Callahan of JSU, will serve as a co-editor for a special issue on workplace
aggression for the International Journal of Organizational Theory and Behavior.
Center for Economic
Development and Business Research (CED)
Economic Activity Zone (The Zone), a newly formed, regional economic
development initiative, held its first annual economic Exposition on September
22nd with Governor Bob Riley as the keynote Speaker.Over one hundred and fifty area leaders from
business, economic development, chambers of commerce, industry, and government
spent the day learning about present economic conditions and economic growth in
the three-county area included in the Zone.The Counties are Calhoun, Cleburne,
The Zone is an outgrowth of
the JSUCenter for Economic Development (CED)
and is designed to promote area wide economic development through the
collection, analysis, and dissemination of data to area leaders, especially
those working in economic development.The Center will monitor and provide leaders with updated information on
a regular basis.
In the past year, CED staff
members have been gathering and analyzing data to help determine the economic
health of the area.The Center has
published a report resulting from the research which provides details of the
various segments of the economy.
In his talk, Gov. Riley
pointed out that The Zone is “a good start in joining the economic and
political life of Calhoun, Cleburne,
and TalladegaCounties with the JSU research,
preventing the development of a “football rivalry” that can stifle economic
growth.”He also stated that by joining
forces in a regional effort to increase development, everybody wins.
Oversight for The Choccolocco Economic Activity Zone is an advisory board
chaired by JSU President – Dr. William A. Meehan.Other members and their affiliations
include:Honorable Anna Berry, Mayor,
the City of Heflin; Mr. Greg Brown, B.R. Williams Transportation; Mr. Dennis
Buckner, Regions Bank (retired); Mr. Bill Curtis, East Alabama Regional
Planning and Development Commission; Mr. Larry Deason,
Farmers & Merchants Bank; Honorable Jerry Fielding, Talladega County; Mr.
Don Hopper, Calhoun County Economic Development Council; Honorable Chip Howell,
Mayor, City of Anniston; Mr. Calvin Miller, Talladega County; Mr. Bill Newman,
Oxford Lumber/Ace Hardware; Mr. Jim Robbins, Jr., Southtrust
Bank; Mr. Curt Sasser, Fort McClellan Credit Union;
Honorable Leon Smith, Mayor, City of Oxford; Mr. Ronnie Smith, Alabama Power
Company; Ms. Sherri Sumners, Calhoun County Chamber
of Commerce; and Mr. Randy Wood, Alabama State Representative, District 36.
During the reporting period,
the SBDC hosted five nights of loan clinics in conjunction with the Small
Business Administration.A combined
total of 62 people attended the clinics.Another eighty one were provided one-on-one professional counseling by
SBDC staff members.
For the year, the SBDC
hosted held 32 workshops, clinics and conferences with a total of fourteen
hundred and eighty five people attending.In addition, four hundred and eighty seven were provided with one-on-one
professional counseling by SBDC staff members.
COLLEGE OF EDUCATION & PROFESSIONAL
of Education and
Professional Studies (Education Unit) is preparing for the National Council for
the Accreditation of Teacher Education (NCATE) re-accreditation visit scheduled
for November 5-9, 2005.Board of Examiners from NCATE and Alabama
State Department of Education (SDE) team members will be on campus to review
all teacher education programs.
Representatives from ALFA visited campus on September 20, 2005 as a
part of the Capital Campaign.The College of Education and Professional Studies
provided the group a tour of Ramona Wood Hall. During the visit, distinguished
ALFA representatives including Mr. Jerry Newby, ALFA President and CEO, visited
classrooms and interacted with various faculty and staff.Their generous contribution ($250,000) to the
College of Education and Professional Studies will
provide financial support for the new Education Annex that is a part of the
Dr Cynthia Harper and Dr. John Hammett, along other
JSU faculty and staff attended the Institutional Effectiveness
Workshop/Conference in New Orleans
July 31-August 4, 2005.
Dr. Cynthia Harper and Dr. John Hammett attended the
Alabama Dean’s Meeting in Montgomery
on August 8, 2005.
Dr. Cynthia Harper attended the JSU Dean’ Retreat at
McClellan on August 10, 2005.
Dr. Cynthia Harper was invited to participate as a
member of the Alabama State Department of Education’s Special Education Task
Force to review criteria for special education on August 15, 2005 in Montgomery, Alabama.
Dr. Cynthia Harper represented the College of Education
and Professional Studies at the University sponsored Recruiting Luncheons on
August 18 in MarshallCounty, August 19 in Etowah/Cherokee County, August
24 in CalhounCounty
at Classics on Noble, September 2 in FortPayne, September 8 in JacksonCounty,
and September 9 in MadisonCounty.
Dr. Cynthia Harper participated in the Early Care
(Alabama Partnership for Children) meeting in Montgomery on August 30, 2005.
Dr. Cynthia Harper was invited to participate in the
Governor’s Reading Summit held in Birmingham
on September 15, 2005.
Dr. Cynthia Harper and Dr. John Hammett hosted the
NCATE Board of Examiner’s chair and consultant, Dr. Billie Blair (California
State University System) and Dr. Ann Jones (SDE) on September 22, 2005 to finalize plans for the
upcoming NCATE and SDE review.
Dr. Cynthia Harper, along with colleagues from across
the University, represented JacksonvilleStateUniversity
at the Women’s Conference in Montgomery
on September 28, 2005.
Department of Child Development Center
has an enrollment of 101 children ages six weeks through school age. There are
nine instructional classrooms opened.There are currently thirty three instructional teachers, three
administrative personnel and two maintenance personnel employed at the Center.
All nine classrooms consist of a fully credentialed lead teacher and teacher
assistant.Teachers conduct daily lesson
plans and provide quality childcare to the community.
Thirteen of the Center’s
employees are currently enrolled in GadsdenStateCommunity
College pursuing their Child Development
Associate diploma (CDA).All thirteen
employees are attending on a scholarship that they received from the T.E.A.C.H.
Early Childhood Alabama, Alabama Partnership for Children.The course work for this program is taught by
Mrs. Cindy Goggans of GadsdenStateCommunity College.The classes meet each Monday night from to at the ChildDevelopmentCenter.The Center is very proud to assist these
professionals in their efforts to continue to grow professionally.Good quality programs require well qualified
teachers and administrators.
The Center is currently
hosting the following J.S.U. practicum classes: Child Growth and Development
352 (approximately 40 students), Early Childhood Education 306 (approximately
12 students) and Family and Consumer Science 460 (3 students).We are also offering two optional, extra
curricular activities for our three and four year olds.Ms. Sharon Carroza
comes to the Center each Monday and holds basic computer classes. These classes
are held in the computer lab.Mrs.
Stephanie Carroll of Carroll’s Gymnastics visits on Wednesdays and holds basic
tumbling classes in our indoor play area.Parents must enroll their children in these classes in order for them to
Plans are ongoing in the
Center’s efforts to become accredited by the National Association for the
Education of Young Children (NAEYC).The
NAEYC’s primary goal is to act on behalf of the needs
and interests of young children by providing developmental and educational
resources to adults who work with children from birth through age eight.NAEYC accreditation has grown enormously
since its inception and now involves thousands of early childhood schools and
centers that represent the broad diversity of types of settings available for
young children and their families.The
NAEYC accreditation is an effective strategy for improving program quality and
identifying high quality programs for parents, families and policy makers.
Department of Communication
The Department of
Communication conducted two programs--the General Workshop and the Minority
Workshop--for its 2005 Summer Journalism Institute. The General Workshop began
on Monday, 6/13/05,
and ended on Thursday, 6/16/05
with an awards luncheon. It had six attendees from different high schools in
the area. Some of them are currently writing for a local newspaper—The Scene.
The Minority Workshop began on Friday,
June 17, 2005 and ended on June 21, 2005. It had five attendees, one of whom also
works for The Scene. This workshop also ended with an awards luncheon.
Both workshops drew a lot of praise from attendees—students, parents, faculty,
staff, and administrators. This year’s institute witnessed applicants with very
high grade-point averages for both workshops. For the Minority Workshop—a
project sponsored by the Alabama Press Association—2005 was the year it
This summer the department
had one of the largest groups of interns—27 in number—doing their internships
in 27 different organizations in various cities in the country. This large
number also translated to one of the largest graduating classes the department
has witnessed recently.
WLJS-FM, the campus radio
station, has begun airing Alabama
state news from the Alabama Public Radio network. The state morning news comes
on at and at , Monday through Friday. At
the bottom of the hour—
and —there are
headlines that last for about two minutes. The station has also added the
Alabama Report—a daily wrap-up of the news—from to about , Monday through Friday. Further improvements in terms of
program automation are expected. Work has also begun on a new radio production
studio with the new equipment previously donated to the station by the National
The Department of
Communication has resumed serious search to fill the existing vacancy for a
print/generalist communication faculty. The department’s spring 2005 search
came to a halt at the end of the 2004-05 academic year
when the top candidate most likely to fill the position dropped out of the
search at the last minute.
During the summer, the
Department of Communication, with the help of the Television Services
Department, advertised and accepted bids for the (Communication) department’s
television editing equipment. The winning bid was seventy-five thousand eight
hundred and forty-eight dollars and forty-six cents ($75,848.46). The order has
been placed and is expected to be delivered shortly. This new equipment will
upgrade the department’s television facility to the state-of-the-art in the
field—a much-needed status as the department works toward unit accreditation.
The Ayers chair of broadcasting, Ms. Terasha King, stayed quite busy this past summer. As a
fellow of the Radio Television News Directors’ Association (RTNDA), she
attended a four-week fellowship which allowed university-level broadcast
educators to work in radio and television newsrooms across the nation in order
to refresh their skills and master new technologies. The aim is to improve “the
flow of information between journalists and educators that is necessary for
sustained, high-quality journalism education.” Upon completion of that, she
almost immediately, began a workshop on multimedia production held at the University of Southern
California’s AnnenbergSchool for Communication.
Dr. Kingsley O. Harbor, head
of the Communication Department, attended a six-day conference of the
Association for Education in Journalism and Mass Communication (AEJMC) this
past summer. The meeting encompassed all areas of journalism and mass
communication education. Several sessions were devoted to accreditation and the
new standards. The Accrediting Council for Education in Journalism and Mass
Communication (ACEJMC) recently reduced its accreditation standards from 12 to
9, and the 9th standard is the assessment of students’ learning
outcomes. This year (2005-06) will be the first time that the accrediting
agency will use student learning assessment as part of its accreditation
standards. As such, it was an interesting meeting observing most people grapple
with the issue of outcomes assessment as the landscape is still being defined
for journalism and mass communications.
Dr. Harbor also attended a special
meeting in Chicago
on ACEJMC (Accrediting Council for Education in Journalism and Mass
Communication) accreditation from the 1st to the 3rd of September, 2005.
This is an annual meeting of the accrediting committee during which numerous
issues are discussed, and decisions made concerning Journalism and Mass
Communication (JMC) accreditation. The meeting was open to the public and
schools whose (accreditation) visits are imminent were invited to attend.
Department of Curriculum
Dr. Teresa Gardner has
accepted the position of faculty member in the Collaborative Teacher/Special
Education program area.She is coming to
JSU from the Gadsden City School System.She completed her doctoral program at the University of Alabama
in 2000.She attended the new faculty
orientation on Friday, August 26th and has already started teaching
classes in the SPE program area.
Dr. Celia Hilber presented at the Pi Lambda Theta International Conference
in New Orleans, LAJuly 28-31, 2005.
Dr. Celia Hilber has been appointed by Governor Riley to serve on the
Talladega Civil Service Board.She was
sworn in by the Major of Talladega on September 8th.Her term of office will expire on 5/4/08.
Dr. Nina King presented at
the Pi Lambda Theta International Conference in New Orleans, LAJuly 28-31, 2005.
Dr. Gena Riley attended LiveText Conference in Chicago, ILJuly 19-22, 2005.
Sudduth was appointed to serve on a state committee for the
Alabama League of Municipalities.She
was sworn in on September 15th.She will represent the city of Jacksonville.
Department of Educational Resources
Dr. Lester Bivens
– Wrote article for publication, “Improving Student Achievement Test
Scores”.Article submitted to Georgia
Association of Educational Leaders, April 2005.
Dr. Hayden Center, Jr., - Sustaining Prevention Innovations.Presentation made at the Drug-Free
Communities New Grantees Meeting, Washington, D.C.
Sustainability of Prevention Innovations.
Presentation made at the Congressional Earmark and EOCD New Grantees
Meeting, Washington, D.C.
Emerging Issues in Prevention.Workshop conducted at the Southeastern School of Alcohol and Drug
Studies, Athens, GA
Prevention Innovations.Presentation made at the Grants to Reduce Alcohol Abuse Program (GRAPP)
Regional Meeting, Charleston, S.C.
Science-Based Prevention.Presentation made
at the Showcase of Prevention Programs, Statesboro, GA.
SAPST Training for Georgia Therapeutic Child Care
Workers.Presented at the State Georgia Therapeutic Child Care Workers Meeting, Macon, GA.
Risk Factors for Adolescent Substance Abuse. Presentation made at the Appalachian School of Alcohol and Drug Studies,
Emerging Issues in Prevention.Workshop conducted at the Florida School of Addiction Studies, Jacksonville, FL.
Building Capacity for Sustainable Prevention Innovations.Presentation made at the State Incentive Grant Meeting, Jackson, MS.
Science-Based Prevention.Presentation made at the Chapter
V meeting of the Alabama Counseling Association, Jacksonville, AL
Uniting Spirituality and Sexual
Counseling, article published in the Family
Journal, vol. 12, 4, p. 419
Dr. Charlotte Eady –
Prepared (for submission) a manuscript that discusses the perceptions of rural
principals on the evaluative measures required by NCLB.
Dr. Eady also attended the
Blacks in Higher Education Conference held in Washington, D.C.
Eady – Prepared a manuscript along with Dr. Jan Wilson that was published in the
Education Journal on “The Influence
of Music on Learning”.
made at public schools. High
made at community events.Recruiting and Retaining
Quality Faculty and Staff.Presentation made at the Blacks in Higher Education Conference held in Washington, D.C.
Dr. Nancy Fox – Formal
presentation at the Alabama Counseling Association Annual Conference. Research
project of completing the article entitled, “Community Service and Academic
Achievement” was completed during 2004-2005.The research portion of the article was conducted by Dr. Fox.Counselor Education program faculty at JSU
worked together to submit the finished article to the Professional School Counselor journal.The manuscript has been submitted for
publication review (March 2,
Donna Herring – Scrapbooking the Educational Portfolio.Presentation made at the Alabama Educational
made at the National Educational Technology Conference.
Blackboard Tips and Tricks.Presentation
made at the Georgia Educational Technology Conference.
Enhancing Educational Websites with JAVA Scripts.Presentation
made at the Georgia Educational Technology Conference.
Evaluation Websites.Presentation made at the Mid-South
Educational Research Association.
Evaluation Software.Presentation made at the Mid-South
Educational Research Association.
Show What You Know:Scrapbooking for Educational Portfolios.Presentation
made at the Florida Educational Technology Conference.
Enhancing Teacher Education through Technology.Presentation made at the Society for
Informational and Teacher Education Conference.
Organizing and Managing the Online Course.Presentation
made at THE Forum:Keeping in Touch with
Wrote grant to the
Mathematics and Science Partnership Program requesting $300,000.00.Grant funded for $90,000.00.
Kiser – Uniting Spirituality and Sexual Counseling.The Family Journal:Counseling
and Therapy for Couples and Families, 12(4), 419-422.
Publications Pending – Principles
by Which to Live an Effective Life (Book)
Spirituality – Labyrinths:A Tool for Clinical Intervention in
ACA Ethics and PAS (Article) Uniting Spirituality
and Sexual Counseling:Eastern Influence
(Article) Academic Achievement and Community Service (Article).
Dr. J. Gordon Nelson – Gender
Trends in Internet Courses.Presentation at the Mid-South Educational and Research Association
Conference in Baton Rouge, LA.Cognitive
PowerPoint Presentations.Presentation at the Alabama
Educational Technology Conference in Birmingham, AL.The CalhounCounty
made at the National Sheriff’s Annual Conference in Louisville, KY.
Research paper with Dr. Frank King sent for publication:Gender
Difference in Computer Knowledge. Research paper with Dr. Mary Stinson sent
for publication:Results of the CalhounCounty LINC Program.
Dr. Stephen Nowlin – School Law.Presentation made to Dr. Denise Richardson’s
School and Society class at JSU.
two conferences of the Alabama Association of Professors of Educational
Leadership in Montgomery and Birmingham, AL.
Dr. Tommy Turner –
Publication in the Family Journal:“Uniting Spirituality and Sexual Counseling” Article
in progress:“Ethics:Physician-Assisted Suicide”.
Bullying.Presentation each semester to pre-service teachers at JSU.
Department of Family and Consumer Sciences
The Department of Family and Consumer Sciences and
the Dean’s Office of the College
of Education and
Professional Studies hosted a book signing reception to honor Dr. Virginia Yocum, author of Simple
SouthernRecipes on June 30, 2005.Dr. Yocum was a long-time faculty member in the Department of
Family and Consumer Sciences.Dr. Yocum served as Department Head of the Department of Family
& Consumer Sciences from 1983-1996.She retired from JacksonvilleStateUniversity
in May 1997 after teaching 33 years, with 26 of those years at JacksonvilleStateUniversity.
Ms. Karen Nemeth attended
the American Association of Family and Consumer Sciences in Minneapolis, Minnesota,
June 23-26.She served as a facilitator
in the Re-Structuring and Re-Organization Focus Group Meeting.She also represents JacksonvilleStateUniversity at the Higher
Education Unit meeting.
Dr. Debra Goodwin was a
speaker at the annual conference of the School of Nursing,
Friday July 15, 2005.She presented “Weight-Loss Supplements:Myth, Magic, or Mayhem.”The major emphasis of the presentation was
the incidence of obesity in the United
States and current pharmacological treatments.The discussion included the current
anti-obesity drugs approved by the Food and Drug Administration as well as
recommendations relating to popular non-prescription or over-the counter
Dr. Tim Roberts was involved
in a collaborative research project, “Effects of Sodium Bicarbonate
Supplementation on Athletic Performance” with colleagues in the
Jacksonville State University Department of Health, Physical Education, and
Recreation and the Jacksonville State University Athletic Department.
The Dietetics program in the
Department of Family and Consumer Sciences received Accreditation for the
Didactic Program in Dietetics in 2003.Assessment activities during the past year gathered data used in an
interim accreditation report to the American Dietetics Association submitted
September 2005.Specifically, alumni,
student, and employer surveys were conducted and analyzed.Dr. Debra Goodwin Serves as Director of the
Didactic Program in Dietetics in the Department of Family and Consumer
Ms. Robbie Boggs serves as
an Advisory Board Member for the BauderCollege in AtlantaGeorgia.She attended the Advisory Board
Meeting/Curriculum Development on July 14, 2005.
Ms. Paula Napoli presented for Pi Lambda Theta 2005 Leadership Conference
in New Orleans, LA on July 28 – July 31, 2005.Her presentation was entitled “Bridging the
Gap; Using Art, Music, and Dance with English Language Learners”.
The ChildCenter at JacksonvilleStateUniversity (Mason Hall)
has participated in "Supplies for the Refugee Children of
Katrina".Gifts of toys, markers,
etc. were delivered to Salvation Army officials at McClellan by a parent
volunteer from the center.All donations
were selected and purchased by the three and four year old children and their
parents of the ChildCenter at JacksonvilleState.A special thanks to all.
Department of Health,
Physical Education & Recreation
Dr. Glenn Roswal completed
Research in Special Olympics and Trends for Future Research," paper presented
at the 15th International Symposium on Adapted Physical Activity, Verona, Italy.
"Special Olympics in the University Curriculum", seminar presented at
the 15th International Symposium on Adapted Physical Activity, Verona, Italy."Special Olympics University
Project", paper presented at the 15th International Symposium
on Adapted Physical Activity, Verona,
Thornburg--presentation at the national LiveText
conference in Chicago,
July 2005; presentation at the Pi
Lambda Theta conference in New Orleans,
The HPER department initiated the online M.S.Ed
program in physical education fall semester 2005.
Department of Instructional Services
Department of Secondary
Dr. Jan Wilson and Dr.
Charles Notar published “Multimedia Software Evaluation Form for Teachers” in Education, Vol. 126, Fall/2005, No. 1.
Department of the Teacher Service Center
Dr. Kelly W. Ryan presented at the LiveText conference in Chicago in July.
Dr. Kelly W. Ryan presented at the Pi
Lambda Theta conference in New Orleans
Dr. Kelly W. Ryan served on the
Subject Area Specialist Team for the State Department of Education.
The TSC placed over 175 preservice teachers in Northeast Alabama and West Georgia.
Technology & Engineering
Godbey and Dr. Dana Ingalsbe had a
paper accepted for publication through the National Association of Industrial
The department contracted
with Doncasters, Ltd. to provide consulting services
and safety training for selected employees.
On September 16th,
the Federal Transit Administration authorized allocation of $ 994,100
to JSU to aid in the establishment of the TransportationResearchCenter on the JSU campus.
The department began classes
in the new Ayers facility starting this fall semester.
Department of TV Services
A two-hour special production of the July 18th
“Spirit of America Drum & Bugle Corps Competition” held at Oxford High
School aired on TV24 during the following dates and times… 4 p.m. Saturday,
August 6, 7 p.m. Wednesday, August 10, and 4 p.m. Saturday, August 13
Television Services, along with JSU
students, produced the event for Spirit, JSU’s drum
and bugle corps.
attended the “Rocket City Digital Showcase” at the Huntsville Marriott in Huntsville, Alabama.Seminars on HD Production and Final Cut
Studio Editing were given as well as manufacturers showing off their latest
produced the Summer Graduation Exercises seen live over TV24 and the internet.TV24 also rebroadcast the event at later
dates and times.The ceremony was also
archived for two weeks following the event on the JSU Website.DVD’s of the event were made for those
graduates who ordered a copy. DVD’s were sold through the campus bookstore.
Two new JSU Fall 2005 Registration
commercials were created and approved by Admissions.These commercials aired in the Birmingham market on ABC
33/40, NBC 13, and various cable systems.The commercials were also seen on TV24 and heard on 92J as well as K98
and numerous other local radio stations.
A new JSU commercial,
“Our Best 2005” was also approved by Admissions.This commercial began airing after the Fall
Registration commercials stopped their run.
The College of Education
& Professional Studies video was approved.Four new commercials for the college were also approved and are now
airing on TV24. The premiere showing of the long-form video was at the annual
college faculty/staff meeting on Monday, August 29th.DVD copies will be burned for The College and
Admissions to use during accreditation efforts and for recruiting purposes.
The new Continuing Education commercial,
“Fall Registration 2005” was approved and aired on Cable One and TV24.
The Learning Services
program was approved.This presentation
will be shown and distributed at workshops for European behavior analysts on
September 6th in Gdansk,
Poland.Similar workshops will be held in November in Pittsburg and one in May 2006 in Vancouver, BC,
where the same presentation will be made.
A second student worker,
Jonathan Sikes, was hired for the semester.Jonathan replaces Anthony Rhodes who graduated.
“Inside Gamecock Athletics”
produced by Television Services is taped weekly during football season.The program
features highlights from the football game, comments from Head Coach Jack Crow
and interviews with JSU football players.“Inside Gamecock Athletics” can be seen during football season on
Tuesdays at ,
Wednesdays at ,
and Thursdays at on
TV24.The program may also be seen at
various dates and times in Florence, Gadsden, and Huntsville
over local cable systems as well as on the College Sports Southeast Channel.
Taped the luncheon presentation of Alfa
representatives pledging $250,000 towards the JSU Education Annex.Speeches were
given by Dr. Cynthia Harper, Dr. Rebecca Turner, President Bill Meehan, and
Alpha President Jerry Newby.Some of the
footage aired on the TV24 News on Wednesday, September 21st and
copies of the entire presentation were given to Alpha and to the Capital
Campaign at JSU.
Mr. Ted White is assisting Communication
Professor Jerry Chandler with teaching the
use of Adobe Audition 1.5 in the audio editing classes.
Taped President Meehan presenting
Governor Riley the “Economic Development Person of
the Year” award during a luncheon hosted by the Choccolocco
Economic Activity Zone.Footage was
shown on the TV24 News and also given to the News Bureau and Publications
COLLEGE OF GRADUATE STUDIES
As of September 30, the
Office of Continuing Education conducted 339 classes with 7,948 students
generating 30,638 contact hours.
In July 2005, The College of
Nursing and Health Sciences and the Office of Continuing Education conducted
the Annual Nursing Update Conference with 130 attendees.Conference topics were the following: “The
Human Face of Medical Errors: Stories of Survivors,” “Hepatitis A to E,”
“Teaching Families to Cope with Dementia,” Update on Hemodynamic
Monitoring,” “Real Malpractice Reform: Making Medical Errors as Rare as
Possible,” “Weight Loss Supplements,” “From Classroom to Clinical Arena,”
“Recognizing and Reporting Adverse Drug Reactions,” and “A Cultural Perspective
on People Who Are Deaf.”
The Office of Continuing
Education sponsored, along with East Alabama Regional Planning Commission, a
workshop on “Community Diseases:Bioterrorism or Natural Outbreak” in July and “Conflict
Management” in September.The workshop
was directed to individuals who work with public agencies and municipalities,
elected and appointed officials, and non-profit groups.One hundred, five people attended the two
The Office of Continuing
Education managed 23 overnight summer camps on the JSU campus with 3000
participants. Sixteen athletic camps and 12 academic camps were planned.Academic camps and athletic camps were
sponsored by JacksonvilleStateUniversity
and overnight camps were conducted by groups outside the university. The
largest overnight camp was Spirit, Inc. which had 547 participants who came
from Alabama, Florida, Mississippi, and Tennessee.
Business and Industry
customized training was conducted for Dixie Pacific, Fruit of the Loom, JacksonvilleMedicalCenter,
Honeywell, and RegionalMedicalCenter.
UPACE, the University
Partnership for Alabama Continuing Education, continues to offer certificate
programs for the Association of County Administrators, Association of County
Engineers, County Revenue Officers Association of Alabama, and the Alabama
Association of Chiefs of Police.Participating in the program at this time are 154 CountyAdministrators,
105 CountyEngineers, 42 Revenue Officers and 366
In July 2005 at JSU
McClellan, two classes were conducted for the UPACE Partnership.These were “Media Relations” and “External
Communications in a Police Environment.” Both sessions were attended by 20
In August 2005,JSU Continuing Education, along with the
UPACE Partnership on behalf of the Alabama Association of Chiefs of
Police,managed a training program at AuburnUniversity
entitled, “Police Leadership:Employment
Interviewing Techniques.”One hundred
sixty-eight police chiefs attended the training session.
On September 14-15, the
UPACE Partnership presented training in Montgomery
to 28 county administrators and county engineers on “Orientation and Overview
of Administrators’ and Engineers’ Duties and Responsibilities.” This training
is a part of the Certified County Administrators and the Certified County
Engineers programs. Twenty-one participants attended this session.
Because of the volume of
activity handled through UPACE with the Police Chiefs, County Administrators
and County Engineers, Continuing Education was able to enhance the Aceware registration system.This enhancement, made possible through a
public safety grant, includes on line registration and the capability of doing
e-mail blasts to those public safety personnel involved in the UPACE project.
JSU In-Service Center
The In-Service Center cooperated with the Alabama
Department of Education to provide "Data Driven School Improvement,' on
August 30-31 for 84 public school teachers and administrators at JSU McClellan.
On September 15, Vicky Brown represented the JSU
In-Service Center at the Governor's Reading Summit in Birmingham.The Alabama Regional In-Service Centers were recognized by the Governor
Bob Riley and State Superintendent, Dr. Joe Morton for contributions to the
success of the Alabama Reading Initiative.
The Alabama Department of Education awarded JacksonvilleStateUniversity
a $484,311 planning grant for fiscal year 2006, to fund JSU as an Alabama Math,
Science, and Technology (AMSTI) site during fiscal year 2007.AMSTI will provide three basic services to
math and science teachers:professional
development, equipment and materials, and on-site support to teachers from
university faculty and AMSTI-trained professional educators.The project will serve the 15 school systems
in the JSU In-Service Education Center service area.Dr. William D. Carr, Director of the
In-Service Center, is the project's principal investigator.
The In-Service Center hosted 135 workshops for 1,919
teachers and administrators during summer of 2005.
accomplishments:The paper by Ms. Sherri
Restauri, Dr. Gordon Nelson and Dr. Franklin King,
entitled, “Gender as a Factor in Online Education:Is Self-Selection a Determining Factor in
Enrollment & Successful Student Outcomes” was selected for presentation at
the MSERA annual meeting.Due to
Hurricane Katrina, the 2005 MSERA conference in Baton Rouge, LA
was canceled.The paper, however, will be
resubmitted for the 2006 MSERA conference.
The Office of Distance Education was very much involved in Phase 1
of the CalhounCounty fiber optic proposal.The intent of the proposal was to
interconnect high schools in CalhounCounty with the local
community and the university to enable high school students to enroll in dual
enrollment classes.The project will
install fiber cable between the university and JacksonvilleHigh School,
and also between GadsdenStateCommunity
College, Ayers Campus and OxfordHigh School.The project will facilitate
videoconferencing, enhance Internet capabilities and provide for the exchange
of data between participating institutions.Upgrades to existing videoconferencing equipment at the university and OxfordHigh
School will take place.The upgrades will enable the university and
the participating schools to use the newest internet protocol.
Blackboard Training Workshops were offered during the reporting period. These workshops
included introductory, intermediate, and advanced level training sessions, each
lasting 3 ˝ hours.Due to overwhelming
interest in the Blackboard system spawned by the recent integration process,
multiple sections of the Introductory Workshop were offered to accommodate the
increased interest in the system. Faculty completing each workshop received a
certificate indicating their expertise in the specific areas of Blackboard
covered in each session.
training sessions between the Instructional Media Specialist and faculty
interested in the Blackboard system, instructional design issues, course
construction, and other pertinent instructional technology concerns were
offered during the reporting period. The Instructional Technology & Design
Laboratory continued to be used extensively by faculty members, in conjunction
with the Distance Education staff, for one-on-one training on Blackboard, as
well as instructional design and instructional technology assistance.
classes were offered at 14 different sites in Alabama and Georgia.Videoconferencing classes were offered by the
College of Education and Professional Studies and
the College of Commerce and Business
video-based courses will be offered the choice between VHS tapes and DVDs.It is anticipated that the video-based
program will soon be offered only in the DVD format.
Distance Education had a significant impact upon both students and
faculty during the reporting period as demonstrated by the following data:
Fall 2005 Distance Learning Course and Enrollment Data
Bb Online (includes STEP)
30 (4 courses)
The table represents 1,974 unique students.
HOUSTON COLE LIBRARY
A wireless laptop computer/scanner unit was tested as a portable system
to be used in the stacks for book inventory and shelf reading.Testing in three areas of the library
produced very promising results for future use of this system.
Ten microfilm reels of The Jacksonville Republican, covering
1837-1895, were digitized and produced on CD-ROM.These will be placed on a library server for
online access when space is available.
Ms. Jodi Poe and Ms. Bethany Skaggs completely redesigned the library
website with more attractive graphics while maintaining its functionality and ease
Mr. William Hubbard was appointed by ACHE to a three-year term on the
Alabama Virtual Library Advisory Council.
Mr. John-Bauer Graham was initiated into Omicron Delta Kappa, a
national leadership honor society, at the University of Alabama.
Mr. John-Bauer Graham, Ms. Bethany Skaggs, and Ms. Kim Stevens
published “Digitizing a Gap:A Case
Study in the History of a Statewide Repository Project and an Increase in
Liaison Activity for One Medium-Sized Academic Library” in Reference Service
Review, V. 33, no. 3 (2005).
Mr. William Hubbard and Mr. Donald Walter published “Assessing Library
Services With LibQUAL+” in The Southeastern
Librarian, V. 53, no. 1 (2005).
Mr. William Hubbard co-authored with Ms. Rosemary Arneson
“An Electronic Gateway to Information:A
Five Year Report Card” published in The Alabama Librarian, V. 55, no. 2
Ms. Hanrong Wang and Ms. Sonja McAbee made a virtual presentation of “Cultural Changes
Within Houston Cole Library as a Response to the Presence of International
Students” to the Fifth International Conference on Knowledge, Culture, and
Change in Organizations, University of the Aegean,
Rhodes, Greece, July 19-22, 2005.
Ms. Laurie Charnigo presented “From Library
Instruction to Finished Paper:Tracking
Education Students’ Awareness and Use of Information Sources” at the Georgia
Conference on Information Literacy, Georgia Southern University, Statesboro, September 30, 2005.
LURLEENB.WALLACECOLLEGE OF NURSING
AND HEALTH SCIENCES
Ms. SumerGaymon, RN, MSN, was employed as an Instructor in
An Advanced Education
Professional Nurse Traineeship to fund
tuition and other related expenses for graduate students enrolled in the MSN
program during the 2005-2006 academic-year was funded for $18,522.00
A total of 101 participants
attended “Nursing Update 2005” on July 18, 2005 at Wallace Hall, JacksonvilleStateUniversity.The audience included 69 registered nurses
(68.3%), 29 licensed practical nurses (28.7%), and 3 other (0.1%). This year’s featured speaker was Rosemary
Gibson, author of the book Wall of Silence: The Untold Story of the Medical
Mistakes that Kill and Injure Millions of Americans.Ms. Gibson presented the keynote
presentation, “The Human Face of Medical Errors: Stories of Survivors”.Following the morning concurrent sessions,
Ms. Gibson presented “Real Malpractice Reform: Making Medical Errors as Rare as
Possible”.The morning and afternoon
concurrent sessions consisted of 3 presentation choices respectively, followed
by an afternoon plenary session.
In the College of Nursing
and Health Sciences (CNHS), enrollment increased 39.5% from Fall 2004 to Fall
2005 (from 240 students to 335)!Most
remarkable is the increase in the RN to BSN program (STEP).In Fall 2004, there were 8 students in
STEP.The Fall 2005 STEP program
enrollment is 54 with a projected spring enrollment of 84!
An examination of the last
12 admission cycles (since spring 2000) reveals a startling and encouraging
trend.Between Spring 2000 and Spring
2002, the average class admitted was 40.8 students.The 2002-2003 academic-year was a period of
transition with an average admission class size of 47.5. Since Fall 2003 every admitting class, in
Fall and Spring terms, has been filled to capacity (64 students); 157 qualified
students have been denied admission due to lack of resources (faculty,
classroom, and clinical sites). The CNHS mirrors national
trends.Enrollment figures from Fall 2004 to Fall 2005 are illustrated in the following
Fall 2004 Enrollment
Spring 2005 Enrollment
*data on 9/8/05
Although the traditional BSN
program is filled to capacity, the CNHS STEP and MSN programs can accommodate expansion
if adequate, qualified nursing faculty are available since both programs are
for changes in the CNHS curriculum were developed during a series of faculty
retreats during the summer.The major
curricular changes that will be presented to the JSU Curriculum Committee
include:changes in prerequisites to
ensure compliance with AGSC regulations, an increase in semester hours for
pharmacology, an increase in senior practicum hours from 80 to 240, and an
increase in the nursing program from four semesters to five.
The annual Faculty Retreat
was held on August 25, 2005.Using General Systems Theory, the components
of the nursing program were examined so that areas in need of improvement could
be addressed.As part of the Tighten
Every Component (TEC) program, ongoing improvement continues.The focus of the August 25 retreat was
improving outcomes (e.g. NCLEX pass rates) by examining the NCLEX-RN Test Plan.The afternoon session focused on test item
analysis and Sherri Restauri conducted an in-service
on new changes in Blackboard.
Faculty development and
scholarly activities continued throughout the summer.Instructors Ms. Carrie Elkins, Ms. Jennifer Frank, Ms. Mendy
Wright, Ms. Kristi Beam and Assistant Professor Dr. Kay Williams were invited
to present scholarly papers at the Drexel University Nursing Education
Institute in Atlantic City, NJ in June 2005.Three faculty members who are also nurse practitioners, Ms. Dorinda Black, Ms. Shannon Morrison, and Dr. Debbie Curry,
were invited to participate as test item writers in pharmacology and pathophysiology for the National League for Nursing in New York in July 2005.
In response to the CCNE Accreditation
Report, “area of concern with compliance for Standard II -E”, the following
strategies were implemented:
faculty were given summer 2005 contracts for scholarly products.These faculty either submitted articles for
publication to refereed professional journals or submitted abstracts for
presentations at the state or national level.
provided funding for 3 faculty to attend “Boot Camp and Beyond:Best Practices for Nurse Educators”, July 25-28, 2005Albuquerque, NM.
consultant Sylvia Rayfield,
conducted a workshop on June
20-21, 2005 to address strategies for improving NCLEX test
provided funding for 5 faculty members to take the online Sigma Theta Tau program “Becoming a Published Author”.
faculty (Ms. Lynn Hillhouse, Ms. Katie Brothers, and
Mrs. Shannon Morrison) will have a reduction in workload for full time doctoral
study in the 2004-2005 academic year.
In response to hurricane
Katrina, nursing Instructors Mrs. Mendy Wright and
Mrs. Carrie Elkins provided nursing care through the American Red Cross in Citronelle, Alabama,
September 7-13, 2005.
Six CNHS faculty, including
nursing Instructors Ms. Lynn Hillhouse, Ms. Becky Bertalan, Ms. Kristi Beam, Ms. Carrie Elkins, and Assistant
Professors Dr. Phyllis Waits and Dr. Debbie Curry, are supervising 19 senior
nursing students as they participate in Hurricane Katrina recovery efforts at Jo-ElenSmithConvalescentCenter, New Orleans, LA,
September 29-October 2, 2005.CNHS faculty not traveling to New Orleans are
participating with relief efforts by providing financial support (more than
$1400 was donated for gas, food, and supplies) and by supervising course
activities for traveling faculty.CNHS
faculty and students have united in these efforts which reflect both a
humanitarian response and an exemplary clinical experience as they participate
in the medical response to mass disaster.Additionally, $600 in Wal-Mart gift cards was given to two families of
students with massive losses as a result of Hurricane Katrina.
NU 400 Research and NU 422
Leadership and nursing electives are now offered in fall, spring, May, and
summer semesters as part of an overall plan to facilitate student success.Evaluation of factors that impact graduation/attrition
revealed that students could benefit from taking a reduced load of nursing
courses during fall and spring.
Career Day is scheduled for October 24, 2005.Recruiters from approximately 30 health care
agencies across the state and in northwest Georgia will participate.
VICE PRESIDENT FOR STUDENT AFFAIRS
Counseling and Career
The Appalachian School for
Drugs and Other Alcohol Studies had its 5th anniversary this summer
with over 300 in attendance, the largest school thus far.There were 14 ongoing classes held during the
week and the school received some of the highest evaluation marks to-date.
The JSU Peer Educators
group, for the third year in a row, was named “Area 8 Bacchus & Gamma
Program of the Year”.The group was also
listed in the Area 8 Newsletter as a model program.They have been asked by several universities
for information on how we run our program and how it became so successful in
just three years.The Director of
Counseling, Rickey Naugher, was named “Area 8 Advisor
of the Year” by Bacchus and Gamma.He
has been asked to serve on the advisory committee to try to build Area 8 up and
have more representation at the National Bacchus and Gamma Conventions.
The CCS counselors are assisting
at the OxfordCivicCenter,
in counseling the misplaced evacuees from the GulfCoast
sorority recruitment was August
23 – 26, 2005.Marketing
tactics leading up to this event consisted of the following:
Life Interest Sessions
out this year’s Greek Book to 2700 incoming students.
We had 79 women registered
for formal recruitment with 58 women receiving bids at its conclusion.Since then, all 5 Panhellenic
chapters have sponsored their own individual recruitment functions.This resulted in 40 additional women
accepting membership bids.
Council (IFC) began their recruitment with a fall Music Festival. This event was an incentive for any interested
men to converge on PaulCarpenterVillage
(Fraternity Row) to get information on Fraternity Life at JSU; while enjoying
food and music.Also, all 6 chapters
participated with new student move-in on August 26, 2005.Additionally, IFC has sponsored recruitment
signup tables, and they have actively encouraged all chapters to send
interested candidates through fall recruitment. Fall recruitment was September 13-15, 2005,
which concluded with 65 men accepting bids from all chapters.
These service based
organizations are preparing for NPHC week, which will be September 26-30, 2005.This week will include various service initiatives
that have been adopted nationally by all 8 organizations.In addition, they have planned campus
activities for our students.These
events include skate night, a step tease, Greek parade, and a student
mixer.Also, the NPHC ball will be held October 7, 2005 in the Theron Montgomery Building (TMB) auditorium.Moreover, our annual NPHC Homecoming Step
Show has been set for October
29, 2005 in the Pete Matthews Coliseum.Admission is $7.00 for JSU students and
$10.00 for general admission.Tickets
are on sale now in Student Life!
As a community we have
allotted money to award an independent incoming student a book
scholarship.This money was raised last
spring during Greek week.Requirements
are as follows:
for at least 12 credit hours (full-time)
at least a 3.0 high school grade point average
Orientation for the summer of 2005 was a great success. “Welcome to FabulousJacksonvilleStateUniversity!” proved to be
one of the best orientations yet and set a new standard for orientations to
come.Orientation 2005 saw an increase
of 72 students this year bringing the total number of students to attend one of
our 6 First-Year Student Sessions to 757.With this new standard, the orientation program has adopted a new name.
The new name is “GO!” which is an acronym for Gamecock Orientation. Along with
this name change Peer Counselors and Faculty Mentors will now be referred to as
GO! Leaders and GO! Advisors.
Several new changes have
been made to the upcoming orientation program starting with the selection of
two new coordinators, Dana Roberts and Matt Morgan. These two, along with Casie Sanders and Kenny Reighard
who were last year’s coordinators, Don Killingsworth
Coordinator of Academic Advisement, and Terry Casey Director of Student Life,
already have plans underway for Orientation 2006. The following is the GO!
schedule for orientations to be held for 2006:
The JSU Freshman Forum is
currently undergoing the selection process for the 2005-2006 Freshman Forum
members.There were over 95 applications
turned in, and we will be selecting 45 of those students to serve as
members.The first Freshman Forum
meeting is September 26,
2005.There are already
numerous campus and community service projects planned that the forum will take
part in such as visiting the nursing home and helping out with Hurricane
Katrina relief.We will also be
continuing our annual INSPIRE program where the members visit area high schools
to inform students on the transition from high school to college.We are looking forward to another exciting
year of Freshman Forum!
Welcome Week 2005 events
beginning with Get on Board Day, Game Day, Pep Rally, Tailgate Party, Movie
Night, Open Mic Night and the Involvement Meeting were
a great success and very well attended by a diverse group of students. Positive
responses were received by the Student Government Association for their efforts
to program events that had an overall appeal to the entire campus. This
semester the SGA has begun the process of forging a relationship with the
students from the English Language Institute. Contact was made with Dr. Philip
Perkins with the intent of addressing any issues or concerns the students may
have experience thus far at JacksonvilleStateUniversity.
The SGA has every intention of seeking input for programming events that are of
a cultural interest to the students of E. L. I.
The Student Government
Association has diligently worked on and completed events to celebrate Hispanic
Heritage Month. The duration of these events will span from September 15-October 15, 2005.For this month of recognition and
celebration, the Student Government Association has partnered with the
International Student Organization. After meeting with the I.S.O. it was agreed
upon by all to kick off the month of events on September 15th with
I.S.O. co-sponsoring Movie Night with the SGA. The movie that was selected was
“Motorcycle Diaries.” The I.S.O. felt this film depicted a pretty accurate
adaptation of Latinos. A competitive game of soccer between the SGA and I.S.O.
is slated for September 22nd. To culminate the end of Hispanic
Heritage Month there will be a Salsa Dance demonstration on October 12 in the
TMB auditorium.The SGA and I.S.O. will
enlist the help of local restaurants to provide Hispanic cuisine samplers for
The Calhoun County Sheriff’s Office recently launched
the Calhoun County Criminal Justice Mobile Data Network.UPD will join the Criminal Justice Mobile
Network as part of the mutual aid agreement with the Sheriff’s
Office. Soon contractors will be installing the laptop system in each
patrol car.This wireless system
will allow officers to check driver’s license and vehicle registration from
their patrol vehicle. Officers will also have the capability to confirm
outstanding warrants through other law enforcement agencies on
the system. Also, University Police officers will have the option of
completing routine paperwork in the field.At the end of the shift, routine paperwork will be uploaded to the
centralized records management system.This procedure will keep officers more visible to the campus
Admissions Office is pleased to announce that undergraduate applications and
acceptances are at a record high for the 2005 fall semester. The enrolled
freshman numbers are the highest since admission requirements were implemented
in the early 1990’s.A chart titled
“Office of Admissions, Final Fall Figures” which contains the applied,
accepted, and enrolled numbers has been provided in your packet of
information.Campus tours are also at a
record high with 484 tours being given from September 2004 through August 2005.
Department of University
Housing and Residence Life
We have two new Residence
Bradford, Crow and Dixon Hall
Hampton, Fitzpatrick and Daugette Hall
In conjunction with the
Physical Plant, the following summer projects have been completed.
Hall:Interior was painted.
Hall:Interior was painted.
Apartments:All exterior windows were
Hall:Carpet in corridors on the 2nd-6th
floors was replaced.
and elevator lobbies on the 2nd-6th floors were painted.
First floor corridor, lobby, and
lounge were painted.
All mini-blinds were replaced.
ceilings, exhaust fans, and lights were installed in individual restrooms.
baseboards in the stairwells and corridors were replaced.
heads, toilet paper dispensers, shower curtains and rods were replaced.
Isolation valves for the plumbing stacks were
Lobby ceiling tiles were replaced.
The following furniture was
replaced by the Department of University Housing and Residence Life.
Sparkman Hall:Each room received (2) beds, (2) mattresses, and (2) desk
chairs.The first floor lobby and TV
lounge furniture was replaced.
Penn House:Each unit received a sofa, chair, dresser, and a full-size
bed and mattresses.
The Department of University
Housing and Residence Life’s webpage was updated, and we completed a new
2005-2006 Informational CD.
Programming Dimension: LEARN (Life Skills, Education,
Awareness, Responsibility, and Needs).
Program Title: Hurricane Katrina Relief
One RA from each hall
formed a group to make banners and drop boxes for their hall’s drop off
location for Hurricane Katrina relief victims at FortMcClellan
and the OxfordCivicCenter.Students were encouraged to donate items for
Program Title:Meet the Internationals
Residents leaned about the
country of Jordan’s
culture through a presentation and interaction with international students
during an Ice Cream social.
Program Title: Test your skills; compete to learn.
Residents played board
games to challenge their minds while allowing them to get to know each other.
Program Title: Poker Night
Residents learned how to
play “No Limit Texas Hold’em Poker”.
Program Title: What is Your Personality Type?
personality types and how to understand themselves and others in their
Residence Hall Association
During Fall 2005 check-in, 5 RHA members set-up
registration tables in the Apartment/Hall lobbies for RHA Membership.RHA T-Shirts were given to residents that
joined. RHA currently has 70 active members.
2005-2006 RHA Executive Branch Elections were held
Vice President: Alfonso
Secretary: Jennifer Evans
Treasurer: Todd Hamerlinck
NCC: Heather Nicole Junkins
RHA worked with the Coordinator of Athletic Special
Projects to increase resident participation at JSU sporting events.RHA held competition to challenge the
apartment and hall residents to have the most representatives attend the JSU vs.
Tennessee-Chattanooga home game.An
estimated 190 residents signed the RHA attendance sheet.
RHA worked with the JSU Counseling and Career
Services to increase resident participation at the “Bring a loved one/friend to
the Health Fair.” An estimated 110 residents signed the RHA attendance sheet.
Current and Ongoing Event(s)/Project(s):
Face painting at the games
2 RHA members and 2
Advisors will attend Mini-ALURH at University
of Alabama on October 8, 2005.
Exam Care Packages
Fall 2005 Occupancy Report
as of 9/22/2005
# of Residents
# of Residents
Campus Inn (Eff)
Campus Inn (1Bd)
# of Residents
# of Residents
# OF RESIDENTS
The Fall 2004 overall occupancy average was 88.4%
*The Fall 2003 overall occupancy average was 79%.
Career Placement Services
Career Placement Services
will host its annual Fall Fair October 6th, "Putting Together Your
Future." Over 30 companies and agencies will be participating.
Redstone Arsenal will be conducting on-campus interviews on September 29th.
First Commercial Bank will be here on October 13th, and Target will be on
campus October 14th. CPS will host its annual alumni panel discussion,
"Secrets for Success" on November 6th in Houston Cole Library.
VICE PRESIDENT FOR ACADEMIC AFFAIRS
a national search Ms. Kelly Osterbind was selected for the Registrar position.
Colonel Henry M. “Chip” Hester is the new Cadre Leader for JSU Senior
Colonel Henry M. “Chip” Hester is a 1985 Distinguished Military Graduate of
Wake Forest University where he was commissioned a Second Lieutenant in Field
Artillery.He holds a Masters Degree in
Public Administration from the University
graduating College, Lieutenant Colonel Hester’s first assignment was as a
platoon leader with the 2d Infantry Division in South Korea.He subsequently served in a variety of
Command and Staff positions with the 1st Cavalry Division at Fort
Hood, Texas; 3rd Infantry Division in Germany, Coalition Joint Task
Force Kuwait, and the IIId Armored Corps Artillery at
Fort Sill, Oklahoma.His most recent
assignment was as Deputy Operations Officer (J3) and Chief Information Officer
for the GeorgeC. MarshallEuropeanCenter for Security
Studies in Garmisch,
Colonel Hester is married to the former Kelly Christina Kim of Copperas Cove, Texas.They have two children, Kathryn (11 years)
and Robbie (9 years).