Canyon Center to Host "Bluegrass on the Rim" on June 11
Little River Canyon Center (LRCC) is pleased to announce its third annual “Bluegrass on the Rim” music festival to benefit environmental education on June 11, 5-10 p.m., in Fort Payne, Ala. Tickets are $12 per person prior to the festival and $20 at the door. JSU student tickets are $5 in advance. Children 12 and under, accompanied by an adult, are free.
First Gamecock in the NBA Returns for Degree
Walker Russell, the first Gamecock Basketball star to play in the NBA, returns to campus for his degree 10 years after going pro.
Department of Family and Consumer Sciences Receives Reaccreditation Through 2023
The Jacksonville State University Department of Family and Consumer Sciences has been reaccredited through Spring 2023 by the Council for Accreditation of the American Association of Family and Consumer Sciences.
Here are the Beatlads-- Beatles Tribute Band Returns to Campus June 10
There's no road too long or winding for the Beatlads. On Friday, June 10, their road will lead them back to the Jacksonville State University campus for an evening of making music under the stars.
JSU Professor and Students Help Feed the Area Hungry
On the last Friday of each month, JSU faculty and students distribute food to the needy through the Community Food Bank of Central Alabama.
Todd Wilson Named Employee of the Month
Todd Wilson, an academic support coordinator at the Academic Center for Excellence (ACE), has been named JSU’s Employee of the Month for May 2016.
JSU’s Fourth Annual CORE Academy Goes National
More than 400 educators from across the US are converging on Jacksonville this week for the fourth annual CORE Academy hosted by JSU on June 7-9, 2016.
TV Services Brings Home Top Honors
JSU Television Services has been honored with two Telly Awards and an Ohio Valley Conference Program of Excellence Award.
JSU Takes Proactive Stance on Sexual Violence with Common Reading Selection
One in five women and one in 16 men are sexually assaulted in college, according to the National Sexual Violence Resource Center. More than 90 percent of campus sexual assault victims do not report the crime. Jacksonville State University has decided to address this issue head-on through its common reading selection, “Missoula: Rape and the Justice System in a College Town.”
Campus Reminded to Be Alert to Phishing Attempts
The JSU IT division has noticed a large increase in the number of phishing attempts and “spoofed” email accounts recently. JSU employees and students should be vigilant when managing their email accounts and not give out passwords/usernames, click on any suspicious email link and should carefully review the “From” field in the email to make sure it is an email address you recognize as legitimate.
JSU Approved to Offer Doctorate in Nursing
This degree option will allow students to seamlessly progress from the Bachelor of Science in Nursing (BSN) degree to the DNP. Students may obtain the DNP through several different pathways: the Family Nurse Practitioner, Adult Gerontological Acute Care Nurse Practitioner, and the post-Master's degree option.
JSU and RMC Partnership to Address National Nursing Initiative
Northeast Alabama Regional Medical Center hopes 80 percent of its registered nurses will have a Bachelor of Science in Nursing (BSN) by the year 2020. Now, thanks to a new partnership with Jacksonville State University, that goal just became more attainable.
JSU College of Nursing Receives $38K Pediatric Grant
The JSU College of Nursing has been awarded a $38K grant by the Stringfellow Health Fund of the Community Foundation of Northeast Alabama. The funds will be used to purchase a pediatric simulator for the university’s new Simulation Center.
Patriotic Postman Delivers Mail and History Lessons to JSU
JSU mail carrier Peter Leavitt enjoys honoring patriotic holidays, including Flag Day, when he's not delivering the campus post.
JSU to Host Cybersecurity Training for Teachers
School is out for summer, but some area teachers will be heading back to class on July 11-15 to take part in the Summer Cybersecurity Training Camp for middle and high school teachers at Jacksonville State University.
Drama Professor Awarded JSU’s Second Fulbright for 2016
Theatre historian Ellen Peck, an assistant professor of drama at Jacksonville State University, has been named a Fulbright Scholar by the U.S. Department of State. She joins Guillermo Francia in becoming the second JSU faculty member awarded a Fulbright this year. It is one of the most prestigious honors one can achieve in academia.
JSU IT Hosts Peers for Higher Ed Security Meeting
The JSU Division of Information Technology recently hosted the Higher Education Security Round Table, bringing to campus the top information security professionals from institutions of higher education from throughout the Southeast.
Drama Presents Summer Show for Kids
JSU Drama will present a summer children's show, "On Your Mark, Get Set, Read!" by Walt McGough, on June 16-17.
JSU Veteran Services to Close June 17 for Relocation
Jacksonville State University Veteran Services is relocating from Bibb Graves Hall Room 101 to Daugette Hall Room 103 (end of building near Jack Hopper) on Friday, June 17. To accommodate the move, the office will be closed that day, and will re-open for business on Monday, June 20.
Miniature Masterpieces on Exhibit at Hammond Hall
From paintings to sculptures, art of all genres is on display at the 37th annual Mini-Works art show at Hammond Hall Gallery.
Remember Orlando: JSU to Host Memorial on June 22
JSU invites the community to Remember Orlando, a memorial in honor of the 49 people who lost their lives during the mass shooting on June 12 at Pulse in Orlando.
New Master of Science Program Now Accepting Applications for Fall 2016
The JSU College of Education and Professional Studies is pleased to announce a new Master of Science in Instructional Technology degree.
UPD and SGA Partner to Improve Student-Police Relations
The JSU Student Government Association and University Police Department are partnering to improve the relationship between students and campus police.
JSU UPD Officer Receives Gold Medals and Second House Resolution
On Thursday, June 23, Jacksonville State University Police Officer Elizabeth Hill Morrow was honored for her professional and personal accomplishments at the 2015 United States Police and Fire Games in San Diego and the 2015 World Police and Fire Games in Fairfax, Va.
University to Close July 4th for Independence Day
Jacksonville State University will be closed on Monday, July 4 for the Independence Day Holiday. The University will resume regular hours on Tuesday, July 5. Have a Safe and Happy Fourth!
Accounting Students Prep Taxes for Low-Income Families
More than 620 Northeast Alabama families together secured $1 million in tax refunds while saving $250,000 in tax preparation fees thanks to just 14 accounting students at Jacksonville State.
Joan Ingram Named Employee of the Month
Joan Ingram, lab coordinator in the Department of Biology, has been named JSU’s Employee of the Month for June 2016.
JSU Print Shop Now Open to the Public
Are you in need of wedding announcements or birthday party invitations? Do you want to get a jump on the holiday season and have family Christmas cards printed featuring a fabulous vacation photo? Need to print posters advertising your church bake sale or get tickets printed for a school fundraiser? Look no further than the JSU Print Shop, which is now open to the public.
JSU Professors Share Teaching Methods in Germany
Dr. Linda Johnston, a JSU alumna and adjunct in the Department of Curriculum and Instruction, recently conducted a seminar on exceptional learners and special education at Ludwigsburg University in Germany.