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ATHENS STATE UNIVERSITY Athens State University will be the premier destination for transfer students seeking the highest quality education and cutting-edge delivery at the most affordable cost. As the upper division university in Alabama, building on a tradition that began in 1822, Athens State University will be the catalyst for positive change in the lives of its students. Today, Athens State is known as the SMART way to go to college based on the following criteria: UNIQUE 2 + 2 = A Successful You - Take two years at a community college and two years at Athens State. It's the best route to a bachelor's degree! Athens State University is one of only five upper division universities in the country that offers a bachelor's degree after finishing your basic coursework at another college or university. This means more options at an affordable cost, and that's smart. OPTIONS Options that Work for You Athens State University offers over 50 undergraduate majors and degree options, along with three graduate programs, in areas such as business, arts & sciences, and education. Whether you're a part-time or full-time student, Athens State offers online and traditional classes that fit your schedule and your life. QUALITY Success Built on Tradition Today, Athens State University continues its mission of "Building Success Stories" by offering the most advanced technology and instructional methods while maintaining small class sizes led by highly-acclaimed faculty dedicated to helping you prepare for your future. VALUE Making Your Dollar Go Further Athens State University offers the lowest tuition rate of any university in the state of Alabama. So ask yourself a simple question... Why pay more for a degree somewhere else? Athens State University - Your YOUniversity. Your Way. Contact us today to learn more.

Mission: The University advances the best interests of its students and the State of Alabama through teaching, service, research and other creative activities to empower students to make valuable contributions in their professional, civic, educational, and economic endeavors. Through innovative communication and course delivery, Athens State University provides a supportive environment for each student, demonstrating the importance of the diverse and interdependent nature of our state and society. Athens State University changes the face of Alabama by changing the lives of its students. - Mission Statement was approved by the Board of Trustees on April 19th, 2013.

Students can get 50% off a second CLEP exam if they take an exam between June 1, 2019 and August 31, 2019. Use the code ...
06/06/2019

Students can get 50% off a second CLEP exam if they take an exam between June 1, 2019 and August 31, 2019. Use the code “CLEPFIFTY” - Visit https://bit.ly/2EUq76N or the Testing Center (256-233-6540) for more information!

Turn your Father's Day shopping into a force for good. Shop at smile.amazon.com/ch/63-0833253 and Amazon donates to Athe...
06/04/2019

Turn your Father's Day shopping into a force for good. Shop at smile.amazon.com/ch/63-0833253 and Amazon donates to Athens State University Foundation Inc.

Interested in Yoga? Be sure to check out free chair yoga at Kares Library throughout the week during the month of June.
06/03/2019

Interested in Yoga? Be sure to check out free chair yoga at Kares Library throughout the week during the month of June.

Athens State University's tuition payment plan makes it easier for you to pay your tuition! The payment plan breaks down...
06/01/2019

Athens State University's tuition payment plan makes it easier for you to pay your tuition! The payment plan breaks down your tuition balance into affordable monthly payments with no interest. Payment options are flexible and it's easy to enroll online.

Hurry - the first deadline to enroll in a payment plan for Fall 2019 is June 6! Visit mycollegepaymentplan.com/athens/ for more information!

Athens State Universty is proud to be a part of community traditions, like the Athens Saturday Market. Our institution h...
06/01/2019

Athens State Universty is proud to be a part of community traditions, like the Athens Saturday Market. Our institution has deep ties with the history that makes Athens the community that it is today. 💙 #AthensForever

05/31/2019
The Greatest Ride-By Andy Braden-#musicfromthemoon

TODAY is the last day to vote for Athens State University student Andy Braden's original song for Listen Local Huntsville's #MusicFromTheMoon contest designed to honor the 50th anniversary of the Apollo 11 moon landing. Check it out at the link below, and vote for his song by "liking" the video on YouTube! https://youtu.be/KZvq28WPQ60

#musicfromthemoon You know I've got a hole inside of me only filled by fire and speed if I could I would change it There's a lot of talk about a new frontier...

Attention, graduates and alumni! How did your Athens State degree or certificate help you to achieve your career or educ...
05/27/2019

Attention, graduates and alumni! How did your Athens State degree or certificate help you to achieve your career or educational goals? Please complete this short survey to share with us your experiences. It is open through July 31. Find the survey here: http://services.athens.edu/surveys/public/1600-0410/

‪Remembering and honoring those who sacrificed it all for our freedom. Wishing everyone a safe and happy Memorial Day!...
05/27/2019

‪Remembering and honoring those who sacrificed it all for our freedom. Wishing everyone a safe and happy Memorial Day! ‬

Athens Forever - Athens State Bicentennial
05/24/2019

Athens Forever - Athens State Bicentennial

With over 50 undergraduate degree options, over 40 minors, and three graduate programs, Athens State University is committed to serving the needs of students and creating degree programs based on industry trends and workforce needs.

#AthensForever #SecuringTomorrow #AthensStateUniversity #AthensForeverFridays

Start date:  As soon as possible. Excellent benefits and competitive salary.
05/23/2019
Enrollment Center Advisor

Start date: As soon as possible. Excellent benefits and competitive salary.

The Enrollment Center Advisor serves as a frontline advocate in the Enrollment Center (one-Stop Center) and reports directly to the Assistant Vice President for Enrollment Management. The advisor duties and responsibilities encompass Enrollment areas including admissions, advising, financial aid, an...

05/21/2019

Press conference with Dr. Philip Way, appointed by the Board of Trustees as the 37th president at Athens State University!

We’re excited to announce that the Board of Trustees voted this afternoon to appoint Dr. Philip Way as the 37th presid...
05/17/2019
The News Courier

We’re excited to announce that the Board of Trustees voted this afternoon to appoint Dr. Philip Way as the 37th president at Athens State University!

Dr. Philip K. Way was named as new president of Athens State University Friday by the school's board of trustees. The decision was unanimous.

05/15/2019
2018-19 Academic Honors & Awards Recipients – Athens State University

Congratulations to the 2018-19 Academic Honors and Award Recipients! Help us celebrate the following students that excelled in their coursework and achieved remarkable academic success. http://www.athens.edu/2018-19-academic-honors-awards-recipients/

Athens State University recently celebrated the achievements of its top students during the 2019 Honors Convocation. These students excelled in their coursework and achieved remarkable academic success. The following students received academic honors and awards for the 2018-2019 school year:

Attention, graduates and alumni!  How did your Athens State degree or certificate help you to achieve your career or edu...
05/13/2019

Attention, graduates and alumni! How did your Athens State degree or certificate help you to achieve your career or educational goals? Please complete this short survey to share with us your experiences. It is open through May 15. Find the survey here: http://services.athens.edu/surveys/public/1600-0410/

Looking for a fun & creative way to spend the summer? Earn General Elective credits from DR 316 - Puppetry or DR 310 - F...
05/13/2019

Looking for a fun & creative way to spend the summer? Earn General Elective credits from DR 316 - Puppetry or DR 310 - Film. These courses will be offered this summer at the ACA! Summer registration has begun. To view class schedules, visit www.athens.edu/classes.

Congratulations, Mathis family!
05/10/2019
WHNT News 19

Congratulations, Mathis family!

CONGRATS GRADS!!! The Mathis family used each other for motivation, and after two years of hard work, extra practicing, and support from each other, the three will graduate together.

Starting date as soon as possible.  Competitive salary and excellent benefits.
05/09/2019
Help Desk Manager

Starting date as soon as possible. Competitive salary and excellent benefits.

The Athens State University Help Desk provides technical support to students, faculty, and staff in their use of information and communication technologies both on and off campus. The primary function of the Help Desk Manager is to develop, manage, and enhance the processes, functions, and efficienc...

Dr. Stephen Spencer, Dean of the College of Arts and Sciences, recently published poetry in two literary journals. “Th...
05/08/2019

Dr. Stephen Spencer, Dean of the College of Arts and Sciences, recently published poetry in two literary journals. “The Sculptor” appears in the fall, 2018 issue of The Heartland Review, and “Traveling in Spain” appears in the spring, 2019 issue of Birmingham Arts Journal. Dr. Spencer’s poetry is often inspired by art and travel. As he writes in “Travelling in Spain,” the reward of travel is “unmediated life—/Beauty, art, food, nature/ . . . Renewed wakefulness and youthful wonder.”

Happy National Teacher's Day to all the educators who make a difference on a daily basis! Who is/was your favorite teach...
05/07/2019

Happy National Teacher's Day to all the educators who make a difference on a daily basis! Who is/was your favorite teacher and why?

#TeacherAppreciation #ThankATeacher #TeacherAppreciationWeek

Athens State University's Center for Lifelong Learning was recognized today at the United Way Luncheon. Their relationsh...
05/07/2019
United Way honors donors and volunteers

Athens State University's Center for Lifelong Learning was recognized today at the United Way Luncheon. Their relationship with the United Way, providing ACT Tutoring and Prep has resulted in an average increase of 2 points on local students’ ACT scores. We are proud of this achievement and success from the program!

Check out more here: https://bit.ly/2GV5vvp

United Way of Athens-Limestone County officials reminded community donors and volunteers from all walks of life to “do something” Wednesday during the agency's annual luncheon.

Athens State University will be partnering with the American Red Cross to host a blood drive tomorrow, May 7th from 10:0...
05/06/2019

Athens State University will be partnering with the American Red Cross to host a blood drive tomorrow, May 7th from 10:00 am - 3:00 pm in the Ballroom. We are asking all eligible donors to please help support this great cause. The only way to get blood to patients in need is through the generosity of volunteer donors. You can schedule your appointment to donate by clicking here https://www.redcrossblood.org/give.html/drive-results?zipSponsor=asulc

So proud of you, Gail!
05/04/2019
Athens Arts League

So proud of you, Gail!

Come by High Cotton Arts today and tomorrow to see the Alabama Spring Art Contest and Exhibit. Enjoy spring time in Alabama from the coast to the farmlands of North Alabama just by walking through High Cotton Arts.

The Alabama 200 Bicentennial Commission endorsed this exhibit as a bicentennial event.

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Special thanks to Dynetics for their investment in students and their educational pursuits!
05/04/2019

Special thanks to Dynetics for their investment in students and their educational pursuits!

This week Dynetics donated $30,000 in charitable gifts to Athens State University and the University of North Alabama, with $15,000 going to each institution. These two northern Alabama institutions were selected because the Huntsville area continues to seek graduates within the cybersecurity, logistics and supply chain management fields. Dynetics and UNA also partnered to offer Dynetics employees a scholarship upon acceptance into any online or traditional graduate or undergraduate program. Dynetics CEO Dave King and UNA President Dr. Ken Kitts signed the agreement. https://www.dynetics.com/newsroom/news/2019/dynetics-gifts-30000-to-northern-alabama-universities #DyneticsDoes

Athens Forever - Athens State Bicentennial
05/03/2019

Athens Forever - Athens State Bicentennial

Dr. Sidney E. Sandridge became president of Athens College in 1970, just a year before this picture was made. In 1975, the State of Alabama assumed ownership, and we became Athens State College, a two-year upper-division college.

Athens State University continues to look back while keeping a focus on securing tomorrow.

#AthensForeverFridays #SecuringTomorrow #StudentSuccess #AthensForever #AthensStateUniversity

Every ten years, Athens State University creates a new Quality Enhancement Plan, or QEP, for our campus. The QEP topic m...
05/03/2019

Every ten years, Athens State University creates a new Quality Enhancement Plan, or QEP, for our campus. The QEP topic makes the university better by improving student learning.

Input from all is crucial to identify the best QEP.

Please take a moment to complete this very short three question survey to help identity critical topics.

Survey direct link: http://services.athens.edu/surveys/public/1626-0309/

We're SO excited to watch our LARGEST graduating class EVER walk across the stage on Saturday! Please join us in Carter ...
05/02/2019

We're SO excited to watch our LARGEST graduating class EVER walk across the stage on Saturday! Please join us in Carter Gymnasium and help celebrate these hard-working students and their outstanding accomplishments!

9:00 AM - College of Arts & Sciences Ceremony
12:00 PM - College of Business Ceremony
3:00 PM - College of Education Ceremony

Register for the 28th Annual Golf Classic now! All of the tournament proceeds benefit student scholarships at Athens Sta...
05/02/2019

Register for the 28th Annual Golf Classic now! All of the tournament proceeds benefit student scholarships at Athens State University. Register at athens.edu/alumni/golfclassic by May 17th.

Join us to celebrate the unveiling of KARES LIBRARY at Athens State University! The reception and unveiling ceremony wil...
05/01/2019

Join us to celebrate the unveiling of KARES LIBRARY at Athens State University!

The reception and unveiling ceremony will be held at the Library on Friday, May 3 at 5:30 PM and will honor Mr. Robert Kares (1968 alumnus of Athens College) and his wife Gale (a retired librarian) who recently made the largest individual financial commitment in the history of the Athens State University Foundation.

Athens State University will be partnering with the American Red Cross to host a blood drive on Tuesday, May 7th. The dr...
05/01/2019

Athens State University will be partnering with the American Red Cross to host a blood drive on Tuesday, May 7th. The drive will be from 10:00 - 3:00 in the Ballroom and we are asking all eligible
donors to please help support this great cause. The only way to get blood to patients in need is through the generosity of volunteer donors. You can schedule your appointment to donate by clicking
here https://www.redcrossblood.org/give.html/drive-results?zipSponsor=asulc

When you shop Mother's Day gifts at smile.amazon.com/ch/63-0833253, AmazonSmile donates to Athens State University Found...
04/30/2019

When you shop Mother's Day gifts at smile.amazon.com/ch/63-0833253, AmazonSmile donates to Athens State University Foundation Inc.

Attention, graduates and alumni!  How did your Athens State degree or certificate help you to achieve your career or edu...
04/29/2019

Attention, graduates and alumni! How did your Athens State degree or certificate help you to achieve your career or educational goals? Please complete this short survey to share with us your experiences. Find the survey here: http://services.athens.edu/surveys/public/1600-0410/

Excellent benefits and competitive salary.  Start date:  June, 2019
04/25/2019
Director of Instructional Design Services

Excellent benefits and competitive salary. Start date: June, 2019

The Director of Instructional Design Services will lead the course design and development process for the university. The director will be tasked to build and promote a culture of active engagement with faculty to create quality online courses by using the Quality Matters course quality assurance pr...

Enjoy some MaggieMoo’s on campus today from 1-5👍🏻
04/24/2019

Enjoy some MaggieMoo’s on campus today from 1-5👍🏻

Hey Athens!! (@athensstateuniversity!)

We are coming to hang out with y’all tomorrow!! Come see us tomorrow between 1-5pm between Brown & Sanders Hall on campus. (If you’re coming from off campus we will be right at Pryor and Elkton st)!

Let’s enjoy a warm day tomorrow with some fresh Maggie Moos homemade ice cream!!

See y’all at the truck!

(Tag your friends and we will pick one lucky winner to get their ice cream for free!) @ Athens, Alabama

Tomorrow, April 20th, be sure to join us for the Arbor Day Festival on Founders Hall Lawn from 1 - 5 PM!
04/19/2019

Tomorrow, April 20th, be sure to join us for the Arbor Day Festival on Founders Hall Lawn from 1 - 5 PM!

It's National Community College Month, and Athens State University is proud to have transfer students from our surroundi...
04/19/2019
Ally Holmes

It's National Community College Month, and Athens State University is proud to have transfer students from our surrounding community colleges.

Ally Holmes is a student at Athens State that has uniquely benefitted from Calhoun Community College's programs. Holmes took dual enrollment classes through Calhoun during high school to fast track her success. Read more on her story here: https://www.athensforever.org/students/ally-holmes/

Celebrating a Head Start: An Interview with Ms. Ally Holmes, Athens Bible School Class of 2018 Meet Ally, one of Athens State's newest faces on campus. Majoring in elementary education with dreams of making a difference in the world, Ally, like many other students, is excited about experiencing ever...

Attention, graduates and alumni!  How did your Athens State degree or certificate help you to achieve your career or edu...
04/18/2019

Attention, graduates and alumni! How did your Athens State degree or certificate help you to achieve your career or educational goals? Please complete this short survey to share with us your experiences. Find the survey here: http://services.athens.edu/surveys/public/1600-0410/

Looking for a fun and creative way to spend the summer? Earn General Elective credits from DR 316 - Puppetry or DR 310 -...
04/18/2019

Looking for a fun and creative way to spend the summer? Earn General Elective credits from DR 316 - Puppetry or DR 310 - Film. These Athens State courses will be offered this summer at the Alabama Center for the Arts! Summer registration begins on April 1st. To view class schedules, visit www.athens.edu/classes.

Let Athens State’s Testing Center help you achieve your academic goals! As a nationally certified testing center, we o...
04/16/2019

Let Athens State’s Testing Center help you achieve your academic goals! As a nationally certified testing center, we offer a variety of exams that can help you further your education and career. Find out more here: www.athens.edu/testing/

Rain, rain go away... we’re unfortunately postponing Arbor Day until NEXT WEEKEND (Saturday, April 20). We’re hoping...
04/13/2019

Rain, rain go away... we’re unfortunately postponing Arbor Day until NEXT WEEKEND (Saturday, April 20). We’re hoping for better weather then! We hope you’ll make plans to join us.

Reminder - Please join us for our annual Arbor Day Festival tomorrow from 1-5 pm! After checking the weather reports, it looks like the rain should hold off long enough for us to have a fun-filled afternoon!

Reminder - Please join us for our annual Arbor Day Festival tomorrow from 1-5 pm! After checking the weather reports, it...
04/12/2019

Reminder - Please join us for our annual Arbor Day Festival tomorrow from 1-5 pm! After checking the weather reports, it looks like the rain should hold off long enough for us to have a fun-filled afternoon!

Did you know that April is designated as National Community College Month? This month we are highlighting students that ...
04/12/2019

Did you know that April is designated as National Community College Month? This month we are highlighting students that transferred to Athens State University from community colleges!

Victoria Jones transferred to Athens State University after attending Calhoun Community College. Read more about her success and accomplishments here: https://www.athensforever.org/students/victoria-jones/

Congratulations to this year's Alumni Award honorees!Distinguished Alumnus Award: Charlie DonaldDistinguished Alumna Awa...
04/11/2019

Congratulations to this year's Alumni Award honorees!

Distinguished Alumnus Award: Charlie Donald
Distinguished Alumna Award: Heather Mueller
Outstanding Alumna in the College of Arts & Sciences: Laura Poe
Outstanding Alumna in the College of Business: Deborah Ward
Outstanding Alumna in the College of Education: Melanie Barkley
Outstanding Alumna in the College of Education: Joan Prassas
Outstanding Recent Graduate: Mark Eady
Outstanding Recent Graduate: Melinda Simpkins
Alumna Loyalty Award: Betty Marks
Alumna Loyalty Award: Henri Helstowski

It's opening night for the Athenian Players production of Rosencrantz & Guildenstern Are Dead by Tom Stoppard! Check out...
04/11/2019
"Hamlet" Deconstructed: Athenian Players present 'Rosencrantz & Guildenstern are Dead'

It's opening night for the Athenian Players production of Rosencrantz & Guildenstern Are Dead by Tom Stoppard! Check out this article by Catherine Godbey and our friends at The Decatur Daily, and then make plans to join us! Tickets: $15 - General Admission, $10 - Student, Senior, Faculty, & Staff.

Tasked with instructions to “deconstruct” “Hamlet,” which the Athenian Players staged in November, the set designer, costume creator and music producer set to work reimagining the original vision.

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Friendly, affordable, and convenient - three hallmarks that make Athens State University a great place to continue your education. At Athens State, we understand that career opportunities rest on your college education. Students far and wide have selected Athens State because of this neighborly environment where over 50 different majors and degree options are taught by an understanding and high-quality faculty. Whether you are a full-time or part-time student, Athens State offers a course schedule to meet your needs, whether it be day, night, weekend, or distance courses. Athens State University does not discriminate on the basis of race, color, national origin, sex, religion, age or disability in employment or the provision of services. Athens State University does not discriminate on the basis of disability in the admission or access to, or treatment or employment in, its programs or activities. An ADA/504 representative has been designated to insure compliance with the nondiscrimination requirements contained in Section 35.107 of the Department of Justice regulations. Information concerning the provisions of the American with Disabilities Act, and the rights provided thereunder, are available from the ADA Coordinator.

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