SGA Hosts Blood Drive
The JSU Student Government Association is hosting a LifeSouth Blood Drive on Feb. 1-2, 10 a.m. to 4 p.m., in the Theron Montgomery Building auditorium. Every donor will receive pizza, a t-shirt and a cholesterol screening.
A&E Filmmaker to Discuss “The Killing Season” at JSU on Feb. 13
A&E documentarian Rachel Mills will visit Jacksonville State on Feb. 13 to discuss “The Killing Season,” a documentary series focused on the connections between five unsolved serial killing cases. A screening will begin at 7 p.m. on the 11th floor of the Houston Cole Library, followed by questions and answers with Mills. Admission is free and open to the public and refreshments will be served.
Jazz Night at the Canyon
Music will fill the air at Little River Canyon on Feb. 25, when TAD of Jazz returns to the JSU Canyon Center with its unique mix of soul, gospel, jazz and funk for a three-course dinner show benefitting environmental education.
JSU Planetarium to Launch Cat Into Space
Follow the adventures of Larry, a curious cat who stows away on a trip to the moon, at this month’s Space Safari show at the JSU Planetarium on Saturday, Feb. 11, 4-5 p.m. on the third floor of Martin Hall.
JSU Celebrates Black History Month 2017
February is Black History Month, and the JSU Student Government Association and Office of Diversity and Inclusion have organized several events to recognize the month-long celebration.
Dr. Andy Nevala in Concert
Award-winning pianist and JSU faculty member Dr. Andy Nevala will present a recital of original compositions and arrangements on Wednesday, Feb. 8, at 7:30 p.m. in Mason Hall Performance Center.
ZTA's 47th Annual Big Man on Campus Fundraiser Slated for Feb. 22
JSU's Zeta Tau Alpha is hosting its 47th annual Big Man On Campus on Wednesday, February 22, 2017 at 7:30 pm. in the Theron Montgomery Building Auditorium. BMOC is a fun and exciting all male talent show that ZTA hosts each year to raise money for its philanthropy, Breast Cancer Education and Awareness.
Faculty Spotlight: Dr. Barbie Norvell
Dr. Barbie Norvell, associate professor of early childhood education, came to JSU in the fall of 2016.
Share Your JSU Love Stories in Our Second Annual Contest
Jacksonville State University has long been known as the Friendliest Campus in the South, but could it also be the most loving? We explored that notion last year through our first #JSULoves contest on social media. The response was so great from our alumni, students, faculty, staff and friends that we're back for more of your JSU love stories in 2017!
Phi Kappa Phi Offers Study Abroad Grants
Interested in studying abroad? The Honor Society of Phi Kappa Phi offers Study Abroad Grants designed to help support undergraduates as they seek knowledge and experience in their academic fields by studying abroad. The Society offers 50 awards at $1,000.00 each.
Wellness Wednesday: Laughter is the Best Medicine
At this month's Wellness Wednesday on Feb. 8, learn mood boosters and stress stoppers to improve your health.
JSU Music Hosts New Recorder Festival
On Saturday, Feb. 11, the David L. Walters Department of Music will host a Recorder Festival for children and adults, 9 a.m. to 3:45 p.m., in Mason Hall Performance Center.
Grad Students Teaching Tennis Classes and Clinics
Looking for a healthy hobby? The Jacksonville Tennis Organization is offering three class options to get you off the couch and on the court, taught by JSU graduate assistants Guillermo Aylon and Lalo Ugalde - who help coach the JSU Tennis Team.
Online Programs Ranked Among Nation's Best
US News and World Report has named two of JSU’s online degree programs among the nation’s best.
Faculty Spotlight: Keitha Segrest
Keitha Segrest, instructor and practicum supervisor for the School of Education Department of Curriculum and Instruction, joined the JSU School of Education in August 2016, but her initial connection to the university goes back 30 years to 1987.
Student Government Spring General Election Applications Available
Those planning to run for Executive Office and Senate are encouraged to attend an interest meeting Thursday, Feb. 9, 4:30 p.m., in the Theron Montgomery Building auditorium. Applications are due in the Dean of Students Office on Feb. 16 by 4:30 p.m.
Arbor Day Ceremony on Feb. 16
JSU will celebreate Arbor Day with a tree planting ceremony on Feb. 16, 3:30 p.m., on the east lawn of Meehan Hall.
JSU Celebrates Successful MLK Community Service Week
During January 17-27, the American Democracy Project at JSU hosted the Martin Luther King Jr. Community Service Week. This event is sponsored by many schools nationwide as a way to honor King and his mission of unity, equality, and service to one another.
JSU Clubs Present “The Vagina Monologues” to Support 2nd Chance, Inc.
To raise awareness about domestic violence and shine the spotlight on the lives of girls and women, a production of Eve Ensler’s “The Vagina Monologues” will be presented at JSU on Feb. 23-24, 7 p.m., in JSU’s Ernest Stone Center Studio Theatre, Room 338.
Marching Ballerinas Kick Off Audition Season on March 3
Each spring, dozens of young ladies try out for the South's most beloved college dance line, the JSU Marching Ballerinas. Audition season kicks off for the Ballerinas on March 3 with an interest meeting at 7 p.m. in Mason Hall Performance Center. Potential and returning Ballerinas are encouraged to attend.
MFA Students Team Up with JHS
The JSU Department of Art is pleased to announce its outreach program with Jacksonville High School.
JSU Presidents: From 1883 to Today
While America celebrates President’s Day, let’s take a look back through 134 years of JSU history and recognize the 12 men who have served as president of Jacksonville State.
Faculty Spotlight: Nathan Wight
Nathan Wight, Director of Operatic Activities at Jacksonville State University, grew up on a ranch in Kermit, Texas and came to Jacksonville State University in the fall of 2003.
Jacksonville State University Launches Transfer Pathway Program
Jacksonville State University is excited to announce the launch of the Transfer Pathway Program, a new initiative that will benefit all community college students in the state of Alabama, the surrounding region, and other states.
Pulitzer Prize Winning Columnist to Deliver Ayers Lecture
Pulitzer Prize winning conservative columnist Kathleen Parker, opinion writer and commentator for the Washington Post, will be the guest speaker at this year’s annual Ayers Lecture on Thursday, March 2, at 1:30 p.m. on the 11th floor of the Houston Cole Library. Admission is free and open to the public.
Faculty Spotlight: Taleah Collum
Dr. Taleah Collum, assistant professor of accounting, works to engage students in the classroom with real-world examples and cutting edge tech.
SAA Student Etiquette Dinner Slated for March 7
The JSU Student Alumni Association (SAA) will present the Student Etiquette Dinner on Tuesday, March 7, at 6 p.m. on the 11th floor of the Houston Cole Library. Let the SAA help prepare you for life after college with a three course meal, which includes tips on how to make a great impression during a business dinner or interview.
JSU Recognized as Top Producer of Fulbright Scholars
The US Department of State’s Bureau of Educational and Cultural Affairs has named Jacksonville State University a top producing institution of Fulbright Scholars.
JSU Marketing Services Wins Six National Awards
The staff of JSU Marketing Services has received six national awards for campaigns and projects promoting the university.
AFLAC Representative Visiting Campus
An AFLAC representative will be on campus during the month of March to meet with employees who are interested in learning more about the available optional “employee paid” benefits it offers, such as short-term disability, accident and critical care plans.
SGA Announces Spring General Election
The Student Government Association will hold JSU’s annual Spring General Election on Thursday, March 9. Students will be able to vote online from 12 a.m. to 4 p.m.
Area Under Tornado Watch
The National Weather Service has placed Calhoun County under a Tornado Watch until 6 pm.
Campus Safety Week and Student Appreciation Day
Before students head out of town for spring break, the JSU Police Department and Student Government Association will host Campus Safety Week on March 13-16 to educate the campus on personal safety.