Events, Holidays and Observances

Students and Employees at Taco Thursday on the Quad

Hispanic Heritage Month

Opening Celebration
Sept. 19, 6-8 p.m., Theron Montgomery Building Auditorium
Kick-off Hispanic Heritage Month with a panel discussion featuring current and former Hispanic students. Dinner will be served at 7:00 p.m. 

Tacos on the Quad
Sept. 26, 1-2 p.m., Quad
Enjoy free tacos and a photo booth highlighting JSU international students' authentic traditions.

Latin Coffee Tasting
Oct. 3, 2-4 p.m., International House
Enjoy coffee from different Hispanic Latin-American countries, sip on delicious Mexican hot cocoa, and indulge in traditional and authentic pastries as you learn about the history of coffee and chocolate in Latin America.

Latin Trivia Night
Oct. 8, 6-9 p.m., International House 
Test your knowledge of Hispanic history and culture while snacking on tacos. 

Salsa Night
Oct. 9, 6-8:30 p.m., International House
Learn how to dance salsa! 

Hispanic Heritage Month Closing Gala 
Oct. 10, 6-8 p.m., Rec Center
Help bring this month-long celebration of Hispanic history, culture, and influence to a close. Enjoy dancing, as well as dinner at 7 p.m. Admission is free, but guests must RSVP. Details to follow. 

Register to Attend the Gala


Disability in Employment Awareness Month

Jacksonville State University joins a broad effort to participate in National Disability Employment Awareness Month, an annual awareness campaign that takes place each October. The purpose of National Disability Employment Awareness Month is to educate about disability employment issues and celebrate the many contributions of America’s workers with disabilities. This year’s theme is “The Right Talent, Right Now."

Reflecting this year’s theme, throughout the month of October, JSU will engage in a variety of activities to educate faculty and staff on disability employment issues and opportunities, and to emphasize JSU’s commitment to an inclusive work culture. Activities and efforts include a poster campaign across campus, employee and supervisor-focused workshops and training, and special guest presentations.

Reasonable Accommodations Workshops
Thursday and Friday, October 17-18, 2019
(morning and afternoon sessions available)
Houston Cole Library, Room 1101 C

Description:   The Office of Diversity and Inclusion will host workshops for employees and supervisors to discuss the ADA reasonable accommodations process, disability in employment-related issues, and JSU's commitment to an inclusive work culture during National Disability Employment Awareness Month.

National Disability Awareness Month Lunch and Learn
Tuesday, October 29, 2019 at Noon
Houston Cole Library, Room 1103-C
(Lunch provided)

Theme "The Right Talent, Right Now"
Featured Speaker: Patrick Daugherty, Business Relations Consultant, State of Alabama Department of Rehabilitation Services
Learn More About Patrick Daugherty

Register for Workshops, Lunch and Learn

Annual Observances
Martin Luther King's Birthday January 
Black History Month February
National Women’s History Month  March
Genocide Awareness Month April
Autism Awareness Month    April
National Child Abuse Prevention Month   April
Sexual Assault Awareness Month April
Jewish American Heritage Month May
Asian Pacific American Heritage Month May
National Mental Health Awareness Month May
World Day for Cultural Diversity for Dialogue and Development 21-May
National Safety Month June
LGBT Pride Month June
ADA (Americans with Disabilities Act) Day 26-Jul
International Youth Day 8-Aug
National Hispanic Heritage Month Sep 15 - Oct 15
National Suicide Prevention Awareness Month September
LGBT History Month October
Domestic Violence Prevention Month October
Breast Cancer Awareness Month October
National Disability Employment Awareness Month October
Muslim American Heritage Month October
National Diabetes Awareness Month November
National American Indian Heritage Month November
Veterans' Day 11-Nov
American Education Week November 12-18
World Aids Day 1-Dec
International Day of Disabled Persons 3-Dec