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“The Country Co-ed” Heads to Washington, DC

JSU’s Flying Blind Theatre Ensemble is taking its original comedic production of “The Country Co-ed” straight to the nation’s capital.

JSU and Snead State Collaboration Receives National Cyber Award

A collaborative project between Jacksonville State University and Snead State Community College has received national recognition.
Campus Closed on July 4

The JSU campus will be closed on Wednesday, July 4, in honor of Independence Day.
JSU Names New Director of Diversity and Inclusion

Kandace Hamilton has been named JSU’s new director of diversity and inclusion.
Incoming Freshmen Get a "Fast Start"

JSU's Fast Start Academy kicked off on June 25 with 70 students beginning their college journey with a special six-week program designed to help them transition from high school to college.
Saying Goodbye to a Pair of JSU’s Iconic Buildings

Two of JSU’s most recognizable buildings, Merrill Hall and the Alumni House, officially deemed casualties of the EF-3 tornado.
RMC Donates Jacksonville Hospital to JSU Nursing Program

JSU could be one of only three nursing programs in Alabama to have access to such a facility.
Renovations to Wallace Hall Make Way for More Students

Tornado induced renovations to Wallace Hall will result in a 45 percent increase in nursing students.
JSU Receives Check and Praise From FEMA for Tornado Recovery

A FEMA Public Assistance grant totaling over $755,000 has been awarded to the State of Alabama for debris removal at JSU.
Continuing Education Catalog Now Available

Mainstreet, the Summer/Fall 2018 JSU Continuing Education and Public Outreach Catalog, is available.
Pete Conroy Appointed to Alabama Educational Television Commission

JSU Environmental Policy and Information Center Director W. Peter Conroy has been appointed to the State of Alabama Educational Television Commission.
JSU Varsity Athletes Make Academic History

It was another banner year for Jacksonville State University student-athletes in the classroom during the 2017-18 academic year as the Gamecocks posted a 3.26 cumulative grade-point average among all varsity programs.
Cheaha Challenge Deemed a Record-Breaking Success

The 26th annual Cheaha Challenge Gran Fondo Century & ULTRA in May had a record-breaking 879 participants from 30 states and 13 countries descending on the campus for this year’s event.
Here are the Beatlads-- Beatles Tribute Band Returns to Campus June 22

The tradition of The Beatlads returns to JSU, despite tornado damage to the campus.
Spring 2018 Honor's List Announced

Nearly 2,100 students named to the President's and Deans' Lists for the spring 2018 semester.
JSU Faculty Attend American Democracy Project at Yellowstone National Park

JSU professors Shawn Carter (economics), Jennifer Foster (English), Mica Mecham (English) and Erin Rider (sociology) attended the annual Stewardship of Public Lands seminar at the 2018 American Democracy Project (ADP), held at Yellowstone National Park, Wyoming in May.
Dr. Staci Stone Named Dean of School of Arts and Humanities

Dr. Staci Stone has been named the dean of JSU’s School of Arts and Humanities.
See the World: Study Abroad

Gamecocks looking to expand their horizons and infuse their resumes with valuable cultural experiences should consider the growing JSU Study Abroad program.
Dr. Elizabeth Gulledge Selected for National Leadership Program

JSU School of Health Professions and Wellness Department Head Dr. Elizabeth Gulledge has been selected to participate in the 2018 Leadership for Academic Nursing Program.
Department of Nursing Now Offering Online Programs in Tennessee

The JSU Department of Nursing is now offering online RN to BSN, master’s and doctorate programs to Tennessee residents.
JSU Tennis Courts Back in Action

The JSU tennis courts are back in action now that the fencing torn down by the spring break tornado has been replaced.
Upgrades Underway at TMB Food Court

Here we grow again! Renovations are underway at the Theron Montgomery Building food court, where workers are busy transforming the space for the Fall 2018 semester.
Bavonese Named School of Education Associate Dean

Janet L. Bavonese, Ed.D., has been named Associate Dean at Jacksonville State University School of Education.
Time for Summer Camps at JSU

Now that it’s summertime, there are plenty of summer camp opportunities at JSU. Whether you’ve got a nature lover, dramatic ingénue or emerging athlete, there’s something for every kid this summer.
Laurie Heathcock Honored for Children’s Corner Efforts

JSU Education Librarian Laurie Charnigo Heathcock has been honored with the Alabama Library Association’s Humanitarian Award for her efforts in developing the Children’s Corner at Houston Cole Library.
Drama Department and Chamber Collaborate On Shakespeare Project

The JSU Drama Department and the Calhoun County Area Chamber & Visitors Center are joining forces to present a professional performance of Shakespeare’s “Julius Caesar” at Anniston High School’s Performing Arts Center in August.
Retired Professor Publishes Two Books on Coastal Alabama

Just as you begin dreaming about taking a trip to the Alabama Gulf Coast this summer, JSU’s Mark Fagan – department head emeritus for sociology and social work – has released two new books on the region: “Coastal Alabama Retirement Guide” and “Coastal Alabama Economic History.”
Pete Conroy Receives Tourism Award

JSU Environmental Policy and Information Center Director Pete Conroy has been named a North Alabama Elite Tourism Professional. He was selected for his involvement preserving Little River Canyon and developing the Jacksonville State University Canyon Center.
Children’s Corner Debuts JSU College for Kids!

This summer little Gamecocks can have a college experience as Children’s Corner hosts JSU College for Kids.
Jacksonville City Pool Available While JSU Pool Is Closed

The pool at Pete Mathews Coliseum is closed while repairs continue on the building but JSU students and employees are welcome at the Jacksonville City Pool all summer.
"Suicide Notes" Selected for Common Reading Program

Are you looking for a great read now that summer is here? Add “Suicide Notes" by Michael Thomas Ford, Jacksonville State University’s 2018 common reading selection, to your summer book list.
724 Degrees Conferred in JSU’s Spring 2018 Commencement Ceremony

Just six weeks after an EF-3 tornado devastated Jacksonville State University and its surrounding community, 724 JSU students received their degrees in one cumulative commencement ceremony at the Burgess-Snow Field at JSU Stadium on May 4.
JSU Gets National Honor for Green Initiatives

The U.S. Department of Education has announced that Jacksonville State University is among the 2018 U.S. Department of Education Green Ribbon Schools Postsecondary Sustainability Awardees.
JSU Graduate Sports Management Program Gets National Ranking

Jacksonville State University’s Graduate Sports Management program has been ranked No. 29 by With more than 400 colleges and universities in the nation offering some form of Graduate Sports Management Programs, the ranking places JSU well within the top 7 percent of institutions.
JSU Greek Life Ends Record-Breaking Semester

JSU Fraternities and Sororities ended the Spring 2018 semester with an overall 3.29 GPA. This is the highest the fraternity and sorority average has ever been.
Brewer Hall Renovations Unimpeded By Tornado Damage

Just as renovations to portions of Brewer Hall were under way, the building – like much of campus – was impacted by the EF-3 tornado that hit JSU and the surrounding community on March 19.
GO! Team Gearing Up for 2018-19 Orientation

Gamecock Orientation for the 2018-19 academic year kicks off in June with the theme, “Your Adventure Begins Here.” JSU plans to welcome between 1,200 and 1,300 new students and their family members to the campus in the events.
JSU Presents Annual Faculty Awards

On Tuesday, May 1, JSU held its annual faculty awards program, which seeks to recognize faculty achievements, years of service, and retirements.
JSU to Hold Spring Commencement on May 4 Only Six Weeks After Natural Disaster

In an act of resilience and perhaps even defiance, JSU will hold its spring commencement ceremony on May 4 drawing an end to the bedraggled semester while celebrating the triumph of the Gamecock spirit.
Dr. Wendy Stephens Receives Picture-Book Research Fellowship

JSU Assistant Professor of Library Media Dr. Wendy Stephens has been named Kent State University’s 2018 Kenneth and Sylvia Marantz Fellow for Picture-book Research.
Storm Damage Temporarily Sidelines New Recording Studio

When an EF-3 tornado hit Jacksonville State University on March 19, it left a trail of devastation in its wake. One building suffering major damage was Mason Hall. Fortunately, the main portion of Department of Music’s new recording studio wasn’t impacted.
FEMA Assistance Available for Storm Victims

Individual assistance is available through FEMA for homeowners and renters in Calhoun, Cullman and Etowah Counties.
Country Music Legend Alabama To Present Star-Studded Concert Benefitting JSU Disaster Relief

Multi Grammy Award-winning country band Alabama are going back to their roots for a good cause. For the first time ever and for their only appearance in Alabama this year, the band will be headlining Burgess-Snow Field at Jacksonville State University’s JSU Stadium with their close friends and many special guests for an unforgettable once-in-a-lifetime event.
JSU Safety Degree Becomes GSP Qualifying Academic Program

JSU’s Bachelor of Science in Occupational Safety and Health Management has been approved as a Graduate Safety Practitioner Qualifying Academic Program by the Board of Certified Safety Professionals. It’s a designation that enables program graduates the option to apply with BCSP for the GSP designation after graduation.
JSU to Shine Light on Mental Health at Conference

Jacksonville State University's Office of Counseling Services in partnership with Highland Health Systems, NAMI-Alabama, RMC, Gadsden State Community College and the Calhoun County Sheriff's Office will shine a light on the important issue of mental illness at the Out of the Shadows Summit on Friday, May 11 at the Oxford Civic Center.
A Subzero Degree: Student Earns Bachelor's From Antarctica

Student Lori Gravelle earns bachelor's online while working in Antarctica.
International House Honors Student Achievements at Awards Banquet

During the annual International House Awards banquet held on April 13 in the TMB Auditorium, six Gamecocks living in the JSU International House were honored for their contribution to the program, their academic achievements and for living the mission of the house, which is “Know one another, and you will love one another.”
JSU Named Military-Friendly Gold School

Jacksonville State University has been named a 2018-19 Military-Friendly Gold School by Victory Media a veteran-owned business that advocates for civilian opportunities for veterans.
Thank You, Volunteers!

JSU would like to thank all of those who have volunteered to help rebuild our beautiful campus and our beloved city following the March 19 tornado.
JSU Emergency Management Program Gets National Ranking

JSU’s Bachelor of Science in Emergency Management Degree program has been ranked the No. 5 emergency management degree program in the nation by College Choice online ranking magazine.

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