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JSU Announces Two New Degree Programs

Jacksonville State University is pleased to announce the addition of two new degrees: a Bachelor of Science in Forensic Investigation and Master of Science in Nursing. The programs were recently approved by the Alabama Commission on Higher Education.

The Curious Incident at JSU

Still on the hunt for a great read as summer is drawing to a close? Join the “curious incident” sweeping JSU’s campus as students, faculty and staff dig into the common reading selection, “The Curious Incident of the Dog in the Night-Time,” by Mark Haddon.
Gamecock Football to Open Season on ESPN

The Gamecocks' opener against rival Chattanooga will be played in the renovated Cramton Bowl in Montgomery on Aug. 26 and will be televised on ESPN as the network's inaugural Montgomery Kickoff Classic.
JSU to Recognize ADA Day

On July 26 each year, the Americans with Disabilities Act is celebrated throughout the country as ADA Day. However, 365 days of the year, Jacksonville State University works to provide students with disabilities the support they need to pave the road to success.
Board of Trustees to Meet July 24-25

The JSU Board of Trustees will be on campus July 24-25 for its summer meeting.
Gamecocks Give Back(packs)

JSU students are hosting a school supply drive to make going back to school less stressful for area children in need.
Student Bus Tickets for Kickoff Football Game On Sale July 10-Aug. 1

The JSU SGA will be providing bus transportation for students to the JSU vs. Chattanooga kickoff game on August 26. Students interested in riding a bus to Montgomery can purchase a $40 bus ticket in the Dean of Students' Office.
Road Closure on July 10

Trustee Circle will be closed in front of Sparkman Hall on Monday morning, July 10.
Phone Service Interruptions Scheduled On July 14

Some phone service will be interrupted Friday morning, July 14, at 7 a.m., due to a security software upgrade. This will be of short duration and is necessary to keep our system current.
JSU Hosts First STEAM Camp

Beginning in middle school, there is a significant drop-off of student interest in science, technology, engineering, arts, and mathematics (STEAM) topics, particularly from girls. In a collaborative effort to combat this drop in interest, this summer, Jacksonville State University and the Anniston Community Education Foundation teamed up to host a pilot camp program.
President Beehler Receives National HR Award

President John M. Beehler has been awarded the College and University Professional Association for Human Resources 2017 Chief Executive HR Champion Award.
JSU and ACCS Announce New Agreement to Benefit Nursing Instructors

The Jacksonville State University Department of Nursing is happy to announce a new agreement with the Alabama Community College System to provide JSU’s Post-Graduate Nurse Educator Certificate Program to ACCS nurse educators across the state.
Cyber Security Workshop Gains National Attention

Over June 22-23, Jacksonville State University hosted the Industrial Control Systems Security Faculty Development Workshop, which attracted cyber security faculty members from nine states across the nation.
JSU Forensics Team Uncovers Emmy

The JSU Center for Applied Forensics played a key role in helping Vinnie Politan and WXIA Atlanta 11Alive News win a regional Emmy for their four-week coverage of the Justin Ross Harris trial.
Comm Professor Honored for Lifetime Achievement in Aviation Reporting

Recently retired JSU assistant professor Jerome Greer Chandler was one of three recipients of a lifetime achievement award at Aerospace Media Awards 2017 in Paris on June 18.
Spaces Still Available at GenCyber Camp

Spaces are still available at JSU's second annual GenCyber Camp to be held July 10-14 in Ayers Hall. The week-long camp will provide cyber security training for 25 high school and middle school teachers in the fields of math, computer science, technology and social studies.
Beatles Tribute Band to Rock Campus on June 23

The Beatlads have traveled “Across the Universe,” from the “Octopus’s Garden” and “Penny Lane,” to “Come Together” at JSU on Friday, June 23, for their fourth annual summer concert on campus presented by the Offices of Counseling and Disability Support Services.
Behind the Wheale: JSU Graduate Takes on Law and Hollywood

At first glance, the office of Laura Lundy-Wheale (’10) might seem like that of any other Atlanta lawyer. Her husband Patrick, also an attorney, holds the office adjacent to hers, and George, their beagle, has the difficult task of greeting clients. Yet, Wheale lives somewhat of a double life. When she’s not working on a case for a client, she can be found on film sets with some of Hollywood’s biggest names pursuing her other passion – acting.
Phantom to Take Center Stage at OPAC on June 9-18

Andrew Lloyd Webber’s masterpiece, “The Phantom of the Opera,” will be presented by the Jacksonville Opera Theatre at the Oxford Performing Arts Center on June 9-18.
Fourth Annual Bluegrass on the Rim Returns to Canyon Center

JSU’s Little River Canyon Center is pleased to announce its fourth annual "Bluegrass on the Rim” music festival on Saturday, June 10, 5-10 p.m., at the Canyon Center in Fort Payne.
Incoming Transfer Students Invited to Orientation

JSU’s new Transfer Pathways program invites incoming transfer students to a special orientation designed just for them on July 12, 9:30 a.m. to 2 p.m., in Houston Cole Library, Rooms 1103 A-B.
Unmask the Magic of “The Phantom of the Opera” June 9-18

He’s here…the Phantom of the Opera, that is! The Jacksonville Opera Theatre (JOT) proudly presents “The Phantom of the Opera” June 9-18, at the Oxford Performing Arts Center.
JSU Announces Spring Honor's List

More than 1,600 students were named to the President's and Dean’s Lists during the Spring 2017 semester for their outstanding academic performance at Jacksonville State. 
Alabama Secretary of State Tours Applied Forensics

Alabama Secretary of State John Merrill visited the JSU Center for Applied Forensics on June 24 to learn about its many contributions to the community.
Library Changes Access to Online Resources

The Houston Cole Library has changed the way students, faculty and staff access its resources from off campus, now granting access through the same credentials used for MyJSU.
Cocky’s Best Friend Leaves the Roost

While JSU mascot Cocky loves all his fellow Gamecocks, one special student near and dear to his heart is saying goodbye this semester.
A Graduation Day 30 Years in the Making

Graduation is a day most college students anticipate for four years, but for Jana Monday, it was a 30-year wait.
Campus to Close for Memorial Day on May 29

The campus will be closed on Monday, May 29 in observation of Memorial Day.
JSU Counselor Receives Statewide Award

Len McCauley, a counselor for JSU Counseling Services, has been named the 2017 recipient of the Hal Davidson Award by the Alabama chapter of the Employee Assistance Professionals Association.
Chief Ladiga Trail Summit on Tuesday

Come learn about new developments and improvements on the Chief Ladiga Trail at a trail summit on Tuesday, May 23, at 5 p.m. on the 11th floor of the Houston Cole Library.
Sarah Cusimano Miles Named President of Faculty Senate

Sarah Cusimano Miles, assistant professor of photography, has been named president of the JSU Faculty Senate for the 2017-18 school year.
Summer Camps for Kids

JSU is hosting numerous summer camps for area children this summer.
JAMfest: Call for Vendors

JSU is launching a new tradition, the Jacksonville Arts and Music Festival or JAMFEST, to showcase campus and local art and culture. Mark your calendar for Saturday, May 20.
JSU Presents Annual Faculty Awards

On May 9, JSU held its annual faculty awards program, which seeks to recognize faculty achievements, years of service, and retirements.
JAMfest Lineup Announced

Enjoy live music, arts and crafts, food vendors and family activities at the Jacksonville Arts and Music Festival on May 20.
Faculty Spotlight: Dr. Teresa Reed

Dr. Teresa Reed has a unique ability to make the reading selections in her English courses relate to real life.
Coach Jana McGinnis Makes OVC History

Softball Coach Jana McGinnis made history on May 8 when she was named Coach of the Year by the Ohio Valley Conference for an unprecedented sixth time.
JSU to Shine Light on Mental Health at Conference on May 19

JSU Counseling and Disability Support Services will host the “Out of the Shadows Summit,” a one-day mental health conference, on May 19.
Scheduled Power Outage Friday Afternoon

A scheduled power outage is planned for this afternoon, May 5, starting at 2:20 p.m., to repair a bad voltage regulator at the university's substation.
Power Disruptions on Campus

Capital Planning and Facilities is working to address a bad voltage regulator in the university's substation.
Celebrate Jewish American Heritage Month at Lunch and Learn

In observance of Jewish American Heritage Month, the JSU Diversity and Inclusion Committee presents "Diversity, Multicultural Education, and Jewish Inclusion," a lunch and learn lecture, on May 19, 11:30 a.m. until 1 p.m., in Ayers Hall, Room 355.
JSU Greek Life Ends Outstanding Academic Semester

The fraternity and sorority community at JSU had an outstanding semester in academics this past spring. Fraternities and sororities maintained a 3.06 average GPA, which is significantly higher than the undergraduate student average of 2.67.
Faculty Spotlight: Laura Barrow

Laura Barrow, JSU nursing instructor, specializes in nursing culture and faculty/student interaction.
Honor Asian/Pacific American Month at Brown Bag Lunch

In celebration of Asian/Pacific American Heritage Month, mark your calendar for a "brown bag" lunch discussion focused on the experiences of Asian/Pacific students, faculty and staff on May 10.
Board of Trustees Meeting Recap

The quarterly meeting of the Jacksonville State Board of Trustees was held on May 1 at Renaissance Ross Bridge Resort in Hoover, following a weekend board retreat.
Marching Ballerina “Boot Camp” Registration Kicks Off May 1

Registration for the Marching Ballerina “Boot Camp” kicks off on May 1. This is a fun, half-day class for all school ages. Participants will learn dances from Marching Ballerinas and have the opportunity to perform for friends and family.
Jacksonville State University Announces 2017 Spring Commencement

Plans are set for Jacksonville State University's Spring 2017 graduation, which will be held April 28, 2017 at Pete Mathews Coliseum.
Anonymous Threat Made on JSU Graduation Ceremonies

​JSU authorities have received an anonymous communication from an individual threatening to disrupt graduation ceremonies on Friday, April 28.
JSU Coordinator Lands Grant for Teachers to Attend CORE

Weaver Elementary School was recently awarded a $750 grant from M&H Valve, part of the McWane Foundation, to send 10 teachers to CORE Academy as a collaborative effort between Jennifer McCullars, JSU CORE conference coordinator in the Institute for Innovation, and Summer Davis, principal at Weaver Elementary School.
JSU Professor Appointed to State Reading Committee

Dr. Janet Bavonese, assistant professor of elementary and reading education and department head for the Department of Curriculum and Instruction, was appointed as co-chair of the Alabama State Department of Education Strategic Planning Committee on Reading by the State Superintendent of Education.

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