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Houston Cole Library Shining Light on Autism Awareness

JSU's 13-story Houston Cole Library tower is literally shining a light on autism in honor of World Autism Awareness Day this weekend. From dusk to dawn on April 1-3, the top floor of the library will be illuminated blue along with thousands of other landmarks and skyscrapers around the globe as part of the Light It Up Blue campaign organized by Autism Speaks.

Scale Back Alabama Weigh-Out Week is April 11-14

JSU's Wellness Center will conduct final weigh-outs Monday-Thursday, April 11-14, from 8:30 a.m. - 4:00 p.m.
Spring Into New Beginnings at April 6 Wellness Wednesday

Are you looking to live a healthier lifestyle now that summer is just around the corner? Get a good start at the April 6 Wellness Wednesday, "Spring into New Beginnings."
JSU Cheer, Cocky to Showcase Routines April 5 Before Heading to Nationals

Before they head south, they would like to show fans the routines they will perform at Nationals. Come and get a sneak peek at the Nationals Showcase on Tuesday, April 5, at 7 p.m. in Kennamer Hall.
JSU to Host 5th Annual Jazz Festival

Jazz musicians from across the state will gather at Jacksonville State University on April 8 for the 5th annual Jazz Festival. The all-day event will feature area high school and college jazz artists, as well as nationally renowned jazz trumpet player Roger Ingram.
Payment System Maintenance Scheduled for April 11

Please be aware that credit and/or debit card payment options will be off-line for scheduled maintenance beginning Monday, April 11, at 4:00 p.m. through Tuesday, April 12. Additional updates will be sent when maintenance is complete and the system is fully operational.
Temporary Campus Road Closures for April 9 Nursing 5k

On Saturday, April 9, the second annual JSU College of Nursing Run/Walk for Your Life 5k will take place on the JSU campus. During the event it will be necessary to temporarily close a section of Bennett Boulevard in front of Wallace Hall. A portion of Church Avenue near the JSU campus will also be closed.
Offices Closed for Part of Friday Morning

Classes will be suspended from 8:30 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. and offices will close from 9:30 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. on April 8 to give campus the opportunity to attend the investiture of JSU's 12th president.
Senior Art Show Gallery to Open on April 14

The JSU Department of Art presents the Senior Show, TANGENT, which will be opening April 14, 2016, 5:00 - 7:00 p.m. in the Hammond Hall Gallery.
Freshman Forum hosts "Light Up a Life 5k Fun Run" on April 15

JSU Freshman Forum is proud to announce the inaugural “Light up a Life 5k Fun Run.” The fun run will take place on April 15, 2016 and will raise money and awareness for suicide prevention.
FrogWatch USA Workshop Slated for April 16

Jacksonville State University and the Little River Canyon Center are pleased to announce an upcoming citizen scientist program, FrogWatch USA. JSU will be hosting a work shop on Saturday, April 16, from 3:00 - 7:00 p.m. This program is for adults interested in volunteering with FrogWatch USA.
Board of Trustees Meeting

The JSU Board of Trustees will hold its quarterly meeting on Monday, April 18, at 1 p.m. on the 11th floor of Houston Cole Library.
Text of President Beehler's Inaugural Address

On April 8, 2016, JSU inaugurated Dr. John M. Beehler as its 12th president. In his address at the investiture ceremony, President Beehler outlined his “Transformative, Innovative and Engaged for Success: JSU 'TIES' that bind us together.” As we move forward to our future, this theme will serve as an institutional guidepost.
JSU Graduate and Former Professor Publishes Milestone Book on the Robert Trent Jones Golf Trail

The Robert Trent Jones Golf Trail: Its History and Economic Impact by JSU graduate and former professor, Dr. Mark Fagan, features a Foreword by Dr. David G. Bronner, CEO of The Retirement Systems of Alabama (RSA), and commemorates the Silver Anniversary of RSA’s Development of the RTJ Golf Trail.
Maintenance to Online Payment System Complete

Scheduled maintenance to the online payment system is now complete. Student account payments and housing and admission applications are fully operational.
Fear the Beak and Boil the Shrimp!

Both a popular JSU catchphrase and an annual campus shindig featuring the "fruit of the sea" can be traced back to one student organization-- The Student Alumni Association.
Toss Your Hat in the First-ever Graduation Cap Contest!

Hey, graduating Gamecocks! Ready to toss the tassel and celebrate your achievements at commencement on April 29? If you decorate your graduation regalia early, you could win fun prizes in the first-ever JSU Graduation Cap contest, organized by the JSU Alumni Association, Registrar's Office, and the Office of Public Relations.
Meet the 2016 Ballerinas at the May 7 Marching Ballerina Showcase

On April 9, the 2016 Marching Ballerina line was selected. Thirty-one talented young ladies from throughout the Southeast were chosen in the highest-scoring auditions yet! Please join the newly selected 2016 Marching Ballerinas for their Marching Ballerina Fundraiser Showcase on May 7 in the Mason Hall Performance Center. The event begins at 7 p.m.
JSU Inaugurates John M. Beehler as 12th President

Jacksonville State University inaugurated John M. Beehler as its 12th president during an investiture ceremony held on campus on April 8.
Behind the Desk with Mark du Pont

Walking into Ramona Wood Hall for the first time, you might be surprised to see Mark du Pont sitting behind the secretary’s desk. He is, after all, one of the only male administrative assistants at Jacksonville State University.
Owens Reflects on Oman

Dr. Lori J. Owens, JSU professor of political science, recently visited the Sultanate of Oman on the Arabian Peninsula after being awarded the Alwaleed Bin Talal Fellowship by The National Council on US-Arab Relations. We hope you enjoy reading about her experience!
J-Club to Present Jeh-Jeh 

The J-Club, an alumni group made up of former Jacksonville State athletes, will present An Evening with Jeh-Jeh Pruitt on May 14, 6 p.m., on the fifth floor of Meehan Hall.
Justin Parker Named Director of Veteran Student Success

Justin Parker has joined the JSU family as director of the new Center of Excellence for Veteran Student Success, which was recently established by a grant from the U.S. Department of Education.
Serving Alabama's Aging: A Spotlight on Social Work Alumna Kristi Elrod

In honor of National Social Work Month, the Alabama Nursing Home Association (ANHA) recently recognized JSU alumna Kristi Elrod and the nation’s 600,000 social workers for the vital role they play in Alabama’s nursing care centers.
JSU’s Learning Services Recognized as NROC Ambassadors of the Year

JSU’s Learning Services was recently recognized as NROC Ambassadors of the Year for their unique contributions to successful outcomes in college math readiness. The NROC Project is a community-guided, non-profit organization focused on college and career readiness.
Banner Finance Training Opportunities to be Offered May 5 & 10

The Office of the Controller and Office of Procurement and Fixed Assets will offer Banner Finance Workshops on May 5 and 10. To register or for more information, please contact Jennifer Evans at or 256-782-5002.
JSU Drama Presents "The Female Odd Couple" on May 12-15

Watch out Oscar and Felix! Olive and Florence are pulling out all the stops in this hilarious adaptation of “The Odd Couple,” presented by JSU Drama May 12-15 as the final installment of the 2015-2016 season.
Raise Your Glass to the First Toastmasters International Meeting on April 28!

Raise Your Glass to the First Toastmasters International Meeting on April 28! On Thursday, April 28, the Toastmasters International Jacksonville State University Group will be hosting its first meeting-introduction at 6:30 in the Roundhouse Rm. 101. This event is open to all students, faculty, and the public.
JSU to Graduate First Doctoral Student, Two Sets of Twins, and a Seeing-Eye Dog on April 29

When JSU hosts spring graduation on April 29, it will be a celebration of many firsts. Not only will there be three commencement ceremonies held for the first time in university history, there will be some trailblazers crossing the stage to receive their diplomas.
Registration Now Open for the 2016 CORE Academy!

The fourth annual CORE Academy will take place June 7-9, 2016, on the beautiful campus of Jacksonville State University! Please contact Jennifer McCullars at or (256) 782-8189 with any questions.
Bring Your Ideas to Inventors Conference on May 6

Do you have a million-dollar idea for a new invention but don’t know how to get it off the ground? Come out to the 14th biennial Alabama Conference for Inventors presented by Jacksonville State University on May 6, 8:30 a.m. to 3:30 p.m., at the Oxford Civic Center.
JSU Professor Awarded Prestigious Fulbright Award

Guillermo Francia, a Jacksonville State University computer science professor, has been named a Fulbright Scholar by the US Department of State. It is one of the most prestigious honors one can achieve in academia.

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