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Groundbreaking Ceremony Held for Randy Owen Center for the Performing Arts

Jacksonville State University (Jax State) celebrated a momentous occasion on Tuesday with the groundbreaking ceremony for the Randy Owen Center for the Performing Arts, known as The ROC. This state-of-the-art facility is designed to inspire a

 
AmFirst Partners With Jax State to Rebrand Football Stadium

In an unprecedented partnership announced on Tuesday at Jacksonville State University’s Board of Trustees Meeting, Jax State, AmFirst, and the Jax State Foundation have signed a multi-year agreement to rebrand the home of Jax State Football as AmFirst Stadium. 
 
Jack Hopper Dining Hall Closing on July 22

With campus gearing up for the opening of its new Dining Hall, the 62-year old Jack Hopper Dining Hall will serve its last customer on Monday, July 22 when it closes at 6 p.m. The
 
Jax State Celebrates Summer Graduates with Annual Graduation Toast

On July 9, an estimated 30 students from the summer graduating class of 2024 gathered at the University Recreation Center to say, "Cheers!" at the annual Graduation Toast.
 
Jax State To Close Thursday, July 4 To Celebrate Independence Day

Jax State To Close Thursday, July 4 To Celebrate Independence Day
 
Dr. Daniel P. Mertens of Jacksonville State University Selected Fulbright U.S. Scholar For 2024-25

Jacksonville State University (Jax State) proudly announces that Dr. Daniel P. Mertens, Endowed Professor of Business Strategy in the College of Business and Industry, has been awarded the prestigious Fulbright U.S. Scholar fellowship for the 2024-2025 academic year. This fellowship is one of the highest honors in academia, recognizing outstanding contributions to research, teaching, and service.
 
Jax State’s Dr. Mark Fagan Publishes Book on History and Economic Impact of The Robert Trent Jones Golf Trail

Jacksonville State professor emeritus and alum Dr. Mark Fagan recently published the second edition of The Robert Trent Jones Golf Trail: Its History and Economic Impact with a foreword by Dr. David G. Bronner, CEO of the Retirement Systems of Alabama (RSA).
 
Filmmaker Seth Johnson of Jax State’s Longleaf Studios Wins Fifth Emmy Award at 50th Annual Southeast Emmy Awards

Filmmaker Seth Johnson of Jax State’s Longleaf Studios Wins Fifth Emmy Award at 50th Annual Southeast Emmy Awards
 
Gift Shop Sales Helping Preserve A Piece of Little River Canyon

It was decades ago, after Little River Canyon National Preserve had been established through Congress with authorization from President George H.W. Bush, that a problem became clear. Although nearly 15,000 acres were already protected by the National Park Service as the Little River Canyon National Preserve, the public-private boundary along the east rim allowed for construction. Thankfully Jax State partner organizations The Conservation Fund and the Alabama Nature Conservancy came to the rescue.
 
Jax State To Close On Wednesday, June 19 In Observance of Juneteenth

Jacksonville State University (Jax State) will be closed on Wednesday, June 19 in observance of Juneteenth.
 
Jax State’s Grissom Named Small Business Advocate of the Year

Jacksonville State University (Jax State) Small Business Development Center Director Ken Grissom has been honored as the Small Business Advocate of the Year by the Calhoun County Area Chamber and Visitors Center. He received the award on June 6 at the
 
Discover Alabama Biodiversity at Little River Canyon Center’s Annual BioBlitz

The Jacksonville State University Field School and the Little River National Preserve will host the annual BioBlitz on Friday and Saturday, June 14-15, at the Little River Canyon Center.
 
The Marching Southerners travel to France, participating in events marking the 80th anniversary of D-Day

The Marching Southerners performed with other ensembles, choirs, and JROTC students at an official public ceremony held at St. James American Cemetary. Additionally, on
 
Dr. Betsy D. Gulledge Elected Chairperson of the State of Alabama Association of Colleges of Nursing

Dr. Betsy D. Gulledge, Chief Nursing Administrator of the Jacksonville State University School of Nursing, has been elected chairperson of the State of Alabama Association of Colleges of Nursing (SAACN). The well-deserved honor comes after her four years of service as the SAACN secretary/treasurer.
 
Dr. Wendy L. Cash Named as Director of Alumni Engagement at Jacksonville State University

Jacksonville State University (Jax State) is delighted to introduce Dr. Wendy L. Cash, a distinguished alumna, as the new Director of Alumni Engagement.