JSU Strong: One Year Later


Students pitch in to clean up around Bibb Graves Hall following the March 19, 2018 tornado.

Jacksonville State University has organized the following events to mark the one year anniversary on the March 19, 2018 tornado

Monday, March 18

Meet and Greet with James Spann: Meet Alabama’s favorite meteorologist, James Spann of ABC 33/40, 4-6 p.m., on the fifth floor of JSU Stadium. He will chat with guests and pose for selfies in-between broadcasting his evening weather forecasts live from campus. Bring your own weather radio (with batteries) and have it programmed by the weather team! ​

Tuesday, March 19

Anniversary Ceremony: "JSU Strong: One Year Later" - Take part in a short commemorative ceremony recognizing how far we have come in the past year. It will take place at 11:30 a.m. at Pete Mathews Coliseum. Offices will be closed and classes will not meet 11 a.m. to 2 p.m. to give employees and students the opportunity to participate. 

Candlelight Commemorative Ceremony: Return to campus at 7:30 p.m., in front of Bibb Graves Hall, to hear a diverse group of local and campus storm survivors share their stories of resilience. In the event of inclement weather, the ceremony will be moved to the TMB Auditorium. 

Wednesday, March 20

Emergency Preparedness Lunch and Learn: Hear from a panel of emergency management experts: JSU emergency management faculty Dr. Tanveer Islam and Dr. Jane Kushma, the UPD’s emergency management expert Officer Elizabeth Morrow, and Calhoun County EMA Director Michael Barton. Our emergency management students will unveil JSU’s new official emergency preparedness video. Registration is now FULL.

Thursday, March 21

Campus Safety Day: The third annual Campus Safety Day will be presented by the University Police Department, 10 a.m. to 2 p.m., on the Quad. Students are invited to enjoy free food, t-shirts and other giveaways while learning safety tips and best practices. Blue parking decals for the 2019-2020 academic year will be given away to five lucky students! Life South will be on site conducting a blood drive.

JSU Strong