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 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.