Alumna Goes “Wild”
Ashley Siskey has never been one to sit on the sidelines. At age 38, the JSU alumna has already accomplished more than many achieve in a lifetime – from organizing the Macy’s Thanksgiving Day Parade to working with the Secret Service on presidential events to her current job as public information officer for the Calhoun County EMA. Yet, just 90 pages into reading “Wild” – this year’s common reading selection for JSU freshmen – she was filled with “an overwhelming need to live life.”
Online MBA Program Named Among Top 50 by Affordable Colleges Online
Jacksonville State University’s Master of Business Administration (MBA) program has been named among the Top 50 Best Online MBA programs in the nation by Affordable Colleges Online.
Serving to Learn, Learning to Serve
Jacksonville State University believes that it takes more than essays and exams to create well-rounded students. More and more, professors and departments are using the concept of service learning to give students additional opportunities to learn while serving their community through projects and activities.
Foothills Piano Festival Slated for Nov. 9
The annual JSU Foothills Piano Festival will feature Dr. Jennifer Hayghe of the University of Colorado, on Nov. 9th at 7:30 p.m. in the Mason Hall Performance Center. Hayghe's presentation is titled "The Art of Music...and the Music of Art."
JSU Forensics Scholar Appearing on “Georgia Mysteries”
While JSU students are used to him casually walking into a classroom to lecture, you have likely seen Joseph Scott Morgan during one of his many national television appearances on Headline News, CNN, PBS or ID Discovery discussing forensic evidence from headline murder cases. This month, you can catch him on “Georgia Mysteries,” a new series on Atlanta’s 11Alive led by former Court TV and HLN reporter Vinnie Politan.
JSU Drama to Present Euripides' "The Bacchae" Nov. 12-15
Written more 2,000 years ago, Euripides’s work “The Bacchae” is one of the strangest and most engaging of the Greek tragedies. Director Caroline Price's concept, which will be presented by the JSU Drama Department at the Ernest Stone Center for the Performing Arts on the JSU campus Nov. 12-15, imagines what happens when the powers that be decide to outlaw the worship of the god of "sex, drugs and rock and roll" and the price that is paid for defying Dionysus.
JSU Receives $364K in Federal Support for Cyber Security Projects
The JSU Center for Information Security and Assurance has received two federal grants totaling more than $364,000 to strengthen cyber security in Northeast Alabama and beyond.
Encore! Show Choir to Totally Rock the 1980s on Nov. 19
JSU’s Encore! Show Choir is hopping in its wayback machine and setting the dial to the 1980s for its fall concert on Nov. 19, 7:30 p.m., at the Mason Hall Performance Center. Admission is free and open to the public.
Community Invited to Annual JSU in Lights on Nov. 30
Ring in the holidays at Jacksonville State University! Enjoy music, fellowship and holiday snacks before we throw the switch on the campus lights at 5 p.m. on Nov. 30.
Mental Health Fair and Free Screenings Slated for Nov. 19
The JSU College of Nursing and Counseling Services are partnering to host a free mental health fair on Thursday, November 19, 9:00 a.m. – 3:30 p.m. in the TMB Auditorium.
Atlanta Advertising CEO to Speak on Web Design Nov. 16
Kriston Sellier, CEO of Atlanta-based advertising firm id8, will discuss web design and the impact of mobile devices as a guest lecturer in a marketing class on Nov. 16.
President and First Lady Welcomed to Canyon Center
Dr. John and Dr. Pamela Beehler were welcomed to their first visit to the JSU Canyon Center during Canyon Fest.
JSU Receives $12 Million from the National i3 2015 Competition
Jacksonville State University has been named among the 13 highest-rated applications for the $113 million Investing in Innovation (i3) 2015 competition by the U.S. Department of Education. This will enhance the JSU CORE (Collaborative Regional Education) program.
Campus Offices Invited to "Deck the Halls" for Holiday Decorating Contest
Help the Department of Human Resources “Deck the Halls” of Jacksonville State University with holiday spirit. To participate in the First Office Holiday Decorating Contest, register your team by Nov. 20.
JSU Student Opens Music Repair Business
Do you have an old musical instrument that needs a small repair to put it back in the game? Well, that dusty guitar or saxophone sitting in the back of your closet is in luck because Ramsey’s Musical Instrument Repair has recently opened in Mason Hall on Jacksonville State University’s campus.
JSU Gives Thanks
With the comforting smells of Thanksgiving dinner and precious visits with friendly faces, this time of year beckons each of us to reflect upon our blessings and give thanks. Jacksonville State University has much to be thankful for, so we asked many of our Gamecocks what they are giving thanks for this season.
Social Work to Host Human Trafficking Symposium
JSU and the Alabama chapter of the National Association of Social Workers are partnering to present a Human Trafficking Training and Symposium on Dec. 4, 9 a.m. to 5 p.m., on the 11th floor of the Houston Cole Library. The event is intended to help professionals in a number of fields – including social work, counseling and law enforcement – better define, recognize and assist in the prevention of human trafficking.
JSU Choral Activities Present Annual Renaissance Madrigal Dinner Dec. 4-5
The Madrigal Dinner is a dinner theatre event written and produced by JSU Choral Activities under the direction of Dr. Patricia Corbin. Both evenings will begin with Wassail followed by a multi-course feast while members of the JSU Chamber Singers and A Cappella Choir enact a farcical drama.
Get Inspired at Student Art and Film Exhibition on Dec. 3
Enjoy the art department's senior student exhibition and the film club's student film showcase on Dec. 3.
Nursing Instructor Selected for Simulation Leadership Program
Nursing instructor Katie Robinson has been selected as one of 20 professionals from across the U.S. to participate in the National League for Nursing’s Leadership Development Program for Simulation Educators.
Banner Finance Training Opportunity to be Offered Dec. 3
The Office of the Controller and Office of Procurement and Fixed Assets will offer the Banner Finance New User Workshop on December 3, 2:00 – 4:00 p.m., in Rm. 308 Bibb Graves.
JSU Spreads Holiday Cheer Throughout the World
JSU faculty and students are making the season brighter for needy children around the world.
PE Students Learn Through "Active" Community Outreach
Students enrolled in Adapted PE are giving back to the community while learning creative ways to help children become more active.