The Calhoun County Civic Chorale Opens New Season on January 9
On January 9, the Calhoun County Civic Chorale will begin rehearsals for its spring season at 7:15 p.m. in the Mason Hall Performance Center at Jacksonville State University. This spring the Chorale will be joining JSU A Cappella Choir to perform Franz Joseph Haydn’s “Lord Nelson Mass” along with Ralph Vaughan Williams' "Serenade to Music.”
Aurora Theater Shooting Debrief Slated for January 20
On January 20, JSU will host Aurora Police Incident Commander Lt. Jad Lanigan and Aurora Police SWAT Commander Mike Dailey on campus to give a detailed debrief on the Century 16 active shooter incident beginning at 8 a.m. until noon in the Stone Center Auditorium.
University Pool Closed for Maintenance
The university swimming pool at Pete Mathews Coliseum is closed temporarily for scheduled maintenance. It should reopen within a few weeks.
The American Democracy Project Hosts MLK Community Service Week Jan. 17-27
The American Democracy Project at JSU will be hosting the Martin Luther King Jr. Community Service Week January 17-27. This is a great chance to make a difference!
Ron Chapman Named Employee of the Month
Ron Chapman, an IT support specialist, has been named JSU's Employee of the Month for December.
Spring 2017 Football Walk-on Tryout Meeting Slated for Jan. 11
Jacksonville State University Athletics Department will host a Spring 2017 football walk-on tryout meeting on Wednesday, January 11, 6-6:45 p.m. in the Football Field House Team Room.
IRS Standard Mileage Rate Change Effective Jan. 1
Budget managers should be aware of the fact that effective January 1, 2017, the IRS standard mileage rate for reimbursement changed to .535 cents per mile. All travel through December 31, 2016 should be calculated at the previous rate of .54 cents per mile. Travel occurring January 1, 2017 forward is to be calculated using the new rate. Please verify the correct rate is used when approving faculty/staff travel reimbursement requests.
Greek Organizations Post Highest GPA in JSU History
JSU’s fraternity and sorority community broke academic records in the fall 2016 semester. The overall Greek GPA for fall 2016 was 3.10, which is the highest in its history.
Campus Closed Jan. 6 Due to Winter Storm
The National Weather Service has placed Calhoun County under a Winter Storm Warning effective 6 a.m. on Friday, Jan. 6 through 9 a.m. on Saturday, Jan. 7. Due to this approaching storm system, the university will be closed on Friday, and classes will not meet.
Trustees to Hold Winter Meeting Jan. 23
The JSU Board of Trustees will hold its quarterly meeting on Monday, Jan. 23, at 1 p.m. on the 11th floor of the Houston Cole Library.
JSU Gives Back to Area Veterans
Before closing for winter break, JSU spread a little holiday cheer to some of our nation’s heroes by delivering poinsettias to an area veterans home.
Scale Back Alabama Weigh-In Times Begin Jan. 11 at the JSU Wellness Center
The Jacksonville State University Wellness Center will be serving as a weigh-in site for the state’s largest weight-loss and exercise program - Scale Back Alabama. In its 11th year, the program has resulted in millions of pounds lost and lots of healthy habits formed, and the 2017 contest starts this week.
Sigma Tau Delta Invites New Members to Apply by Jan. 27
The JSU chapter of Sigma Tau Delta English Honor Society is pleased to announce its 2017 membership drive to all eligible undergraduate and graduate students.
Lunch and Learn/Diversity Lecture Series Slated for Jan. 19
The Office of Diversity and Inclusion will be hosting the first “Lunch and Learn”/lecture series of 2017 on Thursday, January 19, noon until 1 p.m. on the 11th floor of the Houston Cole Library.
University Closed Monday, Jan. 16 for Martin Luther King Jr. Day
Jacksonville State University will be closed on Monday, Jan. 16, 2017 in observance of the Martin Luther King Jr. Day holiday.
Coliseum Pool to Reopen Tuesday, Jan. 17
Maintenance on the indoor pool at the Pete Mathews Coliseum is nearing completion. The pool will reopen and resume its regular hours on Tuesday, Jan. 17.
JSU and Merit Partner to Honor Students
JSU has launched a new program to celebrate the achievements of JSU students. Partnering with Merit, the Office of Public Relations is implementing a plan to share the unique story of every student with the people who care about their success.
Camden Swatts Crowned Miss 2017
Camden Swatts, a freshmen majoring in dietetics from Beauregard, Ala., was crowned Miss 2017 on Jan. 13.
Recap of the Jan. 23 Board of Trustees Meeting
The JSU Board of Trustees held its quarterly meeting on Jan. 23.
JSU to Build New Student Recreation Center
The Jacksonville State University Board of Trustees has unanimously approved a proposal to build a new recreation center on campus to enhance student life.
JSU Announces President's and Deans' List
More than 1,800 students were named to the President's and Deans' Lists during the Fall 2016 semester for their outstanding academic performance at Jacksonville State.
Celebrate the Year of the Rooster
The Chinese New Year is Jan. 28 and it's the Year of the Rooster. JSU Dining will kick off the year on Jan. 26.
State Arts Council Awards JSU Two Grants
The Alabama State Council on the Arts recently awarded Jacksonville State University $3,100 in grants to promote the arts in the local community.
Clarification on JSU’s First-Year Residency Policy
Recently, there has been a misunderstanding regarding the university’s freshman residency requirement.
“The Tempest” is Brewing on JSU Stage
The JSU Department of Drama will present the Shakespeare masterpiece, "The Tempest," on Feb. 16-19 at the Ernest Stone Center for the Performing Arts.
Go Red for Nursing's Golden Anniversary
The Jacksonville Association of Nursing Students will present a Go Red Masquerade Ball to honor the 50th year of nursing education at JSU on Feb. 4, 2017.
Softball Fans Invited to Meet the Team
The Jacksonville State softball team will host its annual Fan Day on Sunday, Feb. 5, at University Field. The event will begin at 2 p.m. and admission is free for all fans.
State to Upgrade Traffic Signals Through Campus
The City of Jacksonville and the Alabama Department of Transportation will soon commence on a signal upgrade project on State Highway 21 from State Highway 204 through Jacksonville to George Douthit Drive. JSU has three traffic lights that will be affected.
Faculty Spotlight: Shonda Lawrence
Shonda Lawrence, associate professor in the Bachelor of Science in Social Work program, came to JSU in August of 2016.
Banner Finance Training Opportunity to be Offered Feb. 2
The Office of the Controller and Office of Procurement and Fixed Assets will offer a Banner Finance New User Workshop on February 2, 2-4 p.m., in Rm. 308 of Bibb Grave Hall.
President Beehler Addresses International Travel Ban
On Friday, President Trump signed an executive order placing a temporary ban on citizens from the following nations entering the US: Iran, Iraq, Libya, Somalia, Sudan, Syria and Yemen. It is unclear how this ban will impact college students, faculty and staff from these countries attempting to re-enter the US after traveling abroad.