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This is the official page of Jacksonville State University, Jacksonville, Alabama. Maintained by the JSU Office of Public Relations

Mission: Jacksonville State University provides distinctive educational, cultural and social experiences for a diverse student population. As a learning-centered university, Jacksonville State University strives to challenge students academically in a responsive environment, meeting students' educational, career and personal goals. As an academic institution, Jacksonville State University seeks to produce broadly educated graduates prepared for global engagement. As a public, comprehensive university, Jacksonville State University promotes excellence in scholarly and service activities consistent with its academic and professional strengths.

Today is Juneteenth, the annual celebration marking the day in 1865 when federal troops brought news of emancipation to ...
06/19/2020

Today is Juneteenth, the annual celebration marking the day in 1865 when federal troops brought news of emancipation to Galveston, Texas. Historians will note this occurred more than two years after the signing of the Emancipation Proclamation on January 1, 1863. While today many believe enslaved people received immediate liberation at the end of the Civil War, it actually took much longer for freedom to become a reality. True equality is taking even longer.

To our knowledge, Jacksonville State has never officially recognized Juneteenth. We believe this is one example of how much learning we need to do and how much work needs to be done to ensure that all members of the JSU family are visible, accepted, and heard.

Our administration has been looking inward, seeking to understand how we can better lead and support change on campus. We recognize that we must do a better job in many areas, including recruiting and retaining employees and students of diverse backgrounds and experiences. While we still have a long way to go, Dr. Killingsworth wants to give you a full update on what we have been able to accomplish over the last few weeks. Visit https://bit.ly/2V1hT4T to see his statement regarding #Juneteenth.

As #MoveInDay2020 quickly approaches, we know you probably have a lot of questions for the JSU Housing and Residence Lif...
06/18/2020

As #MoveInDay2020 quickly approaches, we know you probably have a lot of questions for the JSU Housing and Residence Life staff! We will be hosting a virtual Q&A event to answer all the questions you might have on June 23rd at 6 pm! Learn more about the event at ➡️ https://bit.ly/3dgf0n9 #countdown2JSU

We can't wait to meet more of our #FutureGamecocks on Saturday!  #Countdown2JSU
06/17/2020

We can't wait to meet more of our #FutureGamecocks on Saturday! #Countdown2JSU

Future Gamecocks!!

We’re hosting another Future Gamecock Sign and award certificate pick up on Saturday, June 20th at Pete Mathews Coliseum from 10am-12pm. If you missed the last one, be sure to register for Gamecock Orientation before Friday and join us next Saturday!

This campus + beautiful days in Jacksonville= 😍📸: Grace Cockrell/JSU
06/16/2020

This campus + beautiful days in Jacksonville= 😍

📸: Grace Cockrell/JSU

Out of concern for public safety, Jacksonville State University has made changes to the Spring and Summer 2020 commencem...
06/16/2020

Out of concern for public safety, Jacksonville State University has made changes to the Spring and Summer 2020 commencement ceremonies scheduled for July 31 and August 1, 2020.

All ceremonies will now be held outside at JSU Stadium to allow for proper social distancing and ventilation. As a result, the ceremony times have been adjusted around the hotter times of day.

The new schedule is, as follows:
July 31, 2020
9 a.m. – Summer 2020 Undergraduate Ceremony
7:30 p.m. – Spring and Summer 2020 Graduate Ceremony

August 1, 2020
9 a.m. – Spring 2020 Undergraduate Ceremony for the School of Arts and Humanities, School of Business and Industry, and School of Human Services and Social Sciences
7:30 p.m. – Spring 2020 Undergraduate Ceremony for the School of Education, School of Health Professions and Wellness, and School of Science

We understand that these changes may pose an inconvenience to our graduates and their families who have already arranged to attend commencement at previously announced times. We apologize for the frustration this may cause, but ask for your patience and understanding as we work to host ceremonies that will be safer for you, your family, and the JSU community.

For additional information regarding the changes and safety precautions being implemented visit ➡️ https://bit.ly/2BdtsPe

We wanted to provide you with an update on our COVID-19 situation. The employee who tested positive has fared well and i...
06/15/2020

We wanted to provide you with an update on our COVID-19 situation. The employee who tested positive has fared well and is now fully recovered. The three individuals who were exposed to this employee have all done well in quarantine. None of them became symptomatic. Their quarantine period ended yesterday, and they are back to work today.

University leaders continue to prepare the campus for the anticipated return of students to campus in the months ahead. We have already made good progress with our Pandemic Ready program.

Let me take this opportunity to remind you that we have mandated the use of face coverings/masks for all students, faculty, and staff to wear when in common areas or in the presence of others (including at the Rec Center). You may remove them when you are in your offices alone or in your residence. Scientific studies support the claim that this measure is extremely effective in stopping the spread of COVID-19. As always, maintain social distancing and practice good hand hygiene.

Please be safe and remain healthy!

Dr. Jeff Ryan and Dr. Oye Akisanya
COVID-19 Task Force

#FunFactFriday: Royce Woodruff became the first student to earn all three degrees – bachelor’s, master’s, and doctorate ...
06/12/2020

#FunFactFriday: Royce Woodruff became the first student to earn all three degrees – bachelor’s, master’s, and doctorate – from Jacksonville State University when he earned his awarded a doctoral degree in emergency management in 2018.

Since then, the Jacksonville State University Emergency Management program has only continued to grow. For information about Dr. Woodruff and the program ➡️ https://bit.ly/2C1DeVe

#JSUStories #JSUAlumniStories #JSUEM

Nearly 900 students were named to the Honor’s List at Jacksonville State University for their outstanding academic perfo...
06/11/2020

Nearly 900 students were named to the Honor’s List at Jacksonville State University for their outstanding academic performance during the Spring 2020 semester. We couldn't be more proud of you, Gamecocks!

Check out the full list ➡️ https://bit.ly/2MTeIri

At JSU, students are given the opportunity to gain work experience and job skills while pursuing their degrees. To allow...
06/10/2020

At JSU, students are given the opportunity to gain work experience and job skills while pursuing their degrees. To allow finance students to better apply what they are learning in class, the School of Business and Industry has established a Student Managed Investment Fund.

This allows students to enter the so-called “real world” with knowledge tested against the consequences of success and failure.

Learn more about what this program offers our Business and Industry students ➡️ https://bit.ly/3dRwx5X

Dear Students, Faculty, and Staff, Two weeks ago today, George Floyd breathed his last breath. We have all watched in ho...
06/08/2020

Dear Students, Faculty, and Staff,

Two weeks ago today, George Floyd breathed his last breath. We have all watched in horror as the video has been replayed again and again in national news. Our hearts are broken for his family. What happened to him and what continues to happen to Black men, women, and children across our nation is appalling and unacceptable. We recognize that this event, along with many others, is disturbing to so many, especially our Black students and colleagues.

Members of the JSU family have shared the pain they are feeling because of Mr. Floyd’s death. Let us be clear: Jacksonville State University values Black lives. We stand firmly against the harm and injustice people of color continue to face, and we are committed to addressing systemic racism through actions we take individually and as an institution.

A timely opportunity for JSU to continue to address social injustices is upon us. In February, a group of faculty, students, and community partners applied to the Association of American Colleges and Universities to participate in a summer institute on “Truth, Racial Healing and Transformation.” JSU was notified in March that we were approved to participate, and we will be moving forward with this opportunity. As a part of this initiative, JSU will establish a Truth, Racial Healing, and Transformation Campus Center and will collaborate with the community to work to dismantle racism. This center will work to help the campus community broaden understanding of our diverse experiences.

JSU’s administration is aware of the conversation taking place on social media regarding the names of certain buildings on our campus. Please know that we hear you. The administration has appointed a special task force of students to further address the building names in conjunction with the Student Government Association President. According to the Alabama Memorial Preservation Act, we must obtain State approval to change the names of buildings more than 40 years old on state property.

While there is no way to erase the harm our faculty, staff, and students of color are experiencing, please know that JSU offers resources to help you seek care and support. Faculty, staff, and peers, please encourage your students, colleagues, and friends to seek resources and help from these university services and staff:

Students may seek assistance through the JSU Counseling Center by requesting counseling services or by calling 256-782-5475. The center is staffed by individuals steeped in knowledge of counseling those who have experienced racial trauma, and they are glad to offer assistance to anyone affected by the recent events.

The Associate Dean of Students, Josh Robinson, can help with student advising and referral, and he will inform students about options and resources for getting the help they may need. Contact the Dean of Students Office at 256-782-5491.

Employees who are interested in talking to someone should reach out to the JSU Human Resources Office at 256-782-5007.

Several individuals have asked about giving a gift in memory of George Floyd. JSU has created a new scholarship with management by JSU’s Black Alumni Chapter, which will select recipients. If you are interested in making a donation to this scholarship, please click here, scroll down in the Fund Designation section, and choose Black Alumni Chapter Endowed Scholarship. Choose the In-Memory option and fill out that section.

JSU is beginning the recruitment process for a Diversity and Inclusion administrator. The person in this position will be another resource for the campus community and will assist the institution in fostering a sense of belonging for all students, faculty, and staff.

Finally, please know that we are here for you and will work tirelessly to ensure an inclusive, safe, and welcoming environment for the entire JSU family.

Sincerely,

Dr. Don C. Killingsworth, Jr.
Acting President

Yesterday, we learned that a JSU employee tested positive for COVID-19. We have determined that three JSU employees were...
06/05/2020

Yesterday, we learned that a JSU employee tested positive for COVID-19. We have determined that three JSU employees were exposed to the person who tested positive. All four employees will be isolating at home for the next 14 days. This should serve as a reminder that the threat of COVID-19 remains in our region.

Accordingly, we would like to take this opportunity to share some information with you that we believe will help all of us at JSU navigate the months ahead ➡️ https://bit.ly/3eTSYHT

The Jacksonville State soccer program is joining the Soccer United Against Hunger initiative, powered by the United Socc...
06/05/2020

The Jacksonville State soccer program is joining the Soccer United Against Hunger initiative, powered by the United Soccer Coaches Association. Head coach Neil Macdonald and assistant coach Robert Gardner will be collecting food donations on Tuesday, June 9, 9 a.m. to 12 p.m., at Pete Mathews Coliseum.

More than 40 million Americans relied on food banks prior to COVID-19. Since the beginning of quarantine, more than 36 million Americans have lost their jobs due to the virus, many of whom are now relying on food banks nationwide.

Food drive donations will benefit local food banks run by the Baptist Service Centers, with locations in Anniston, Oxford and Jacksonville. For more information about the initiative visit ➡️ https://bit.ly/3dF9kE0

Gamecocks, we see you. We hear you. We stand with you. We are working relentlessly to continue to create a safe and equa...
06/03/2020

Gamecocks, we see you. We hear you. We stand with you. We are working relentlessly to continue to create a safe and equal environment here at the 'Friendliest Campus in the South.'⁠⠀❤️

📸: Matt Reynolds/JSU

In honor of Blackout Tuesday, the Jacksonville State University community is humbly listening to the voices of the margi...
06/02/2020

In honor of Blackout Tuesday, the Jacksonville State University community is humbly listening to the voices of the marginalized. The university stands in support of our black faculty, staff, students, alumni, and friends.

The administration is committed not only to making the JSU campus more inclusive, but also ensuring that we fulfill our role as a university in broadening understanding and appreciation across the university community.

Acting President Don Killingsworth will soon begin hosting listening sessions to hear how the university can better support the diverse JSU family. More information will be provided soon on how you can get involved.

#BlackOutTuesday

06/01/2020

JSU Orientation Update!

Happy #FriYAY, Gamecocks! We hope you have a great weekend. 📸: Grace Cockrell/JSU
05/29/2020

Happy #FriYAY, Gamecocks! We hope you have a great weekend.

📸: Grace Cockrell/JSU

JSU is pleased to announce the availability of Cocky CARES grants to provide financial assistance to eligible students d...
05/28/2020

JSU is pleased to announce the availability of Cocky CARES grants to provide financial assistance to eligible students during this difficult time. The federal government has awarded special aid to universities through the Higher Education Emergency Relief Fund, which is part of the Coronavirus Assistance, Relief, and Economic Security (CARES) Act. JSU will distribute its share of the student funding in a way that prioritizes students with the greatest demonstrated need and ensures that funds are distributed as widely as possible.

According to federal guidelines, to be eligible for this aid, students must have been enrolled in a degree-seeking undergraduate or graduate program in the Spring 2020 semester and must have been eligible for Title IV funds for the Spring 2020 semester. International students and students enrolled in fully online, dual enrollment, transient, or non-degree seeking programs are not eligible for funding.

To learn more about the Cocky CARES grant visit ➡️ http://www.jsu.edu/coronavirus/cockycares/

The JSU Dean of Students Office will be hosting a Facebook Live event on June 1st at 5 pm CT, to answer any questions or...
05/27/2020

The JSU Dean of Students Office will be hosting a Facebook Live event on June 1st at 5 pm CT, to answer any questions or concerns that our #FutureGamecocks and their families might have regarding Gamecock Orientation. Comment below to pre-submit your questions and topics that you'd like to see them cover!

JSU art students have joined hands with their peers in applied engineering and biology to participate in the 2020 Biodes...
05/26/2020

JSU art students have joined hands with their peers in applied engineering and biology to participate in the 2020 Biodesign Challenge. Sponsored by the National Endowment for the Arts, JSU is one of only 46 high schools and universities from across the globe and the only university in the Southeastern US chosen to participate in the prestigious competition. The student-led teams have created three concepts for the competition. To read more about their submissions visit ➡️ https://bit.ly/3d8f7BK

Today we are we'd like to take time to honor those who have selflessly served our Nation. #MemorialDay2020
05/25/2020

Today we are we'd like to take time to honor those who have selflessly served our Nation. #MemorialDay2020

JSU will be closed on Monday, May 25, in observance of Memorial Day. This includes Houston Cole Library, the Campus Book...
05/22/2020

JSU will be closed on Monday, May 25, in observance of Memorial Day. This includes Houston Cole Library, the Campus Bookstore and the Recreation and Fitness Center. While Jack Hopper Dining Hall will be closed, WOW will be open 12-7 p.m. to provide meal options for residents. In case of emergency, campus police are always available to assist 365 days per year at 256-782-5050. Thank you, service members, for all your sacrifices to our country!

05/21/2020

We have loved being able to meet some of our #FutureGamecocks over the past few days. Don't forget that we will be hosting Gamecock Orientation in-person starting on July 7, 2020!

Our Acting Vice President of Student Affairs, Mr. Terry Casey and Keaton Glass, Coordinator of First and Second Year Experience will host a Facebook LIVE on June 1st to answer any questions or concerns that you might have regarding the Orientation. Be sure to stay tuned to our page next week so you can pre-submit your questions and topics that you would like them to cover regarding the Fall 2020 semester!

In the meantime, we encourage all of our #FutureGamecocks and friends to check out the rescheduled Gamecock Orientation dates at http://www.jsu.edu/go/

As part of JSU’s Department of Applied Engineering, the Center for Manufacturing Support advances engineering practices ...
05/20/2020
JSU | JSU News | Center for Manufacturing Support Helps Calderys Increase Production

As part of JSU’s Department of Applied Engineering, the Center for Manufacturing Support advances engineering practices in regional industries while providing practical learning experiences for JSU students. It also offers an avenue for applied research and education in areas of critical importance to manufacturing industries. Learn more about how this program is continuing to strengthen Alabama’s manufacturing industry.

One word is all Cody Grammer, operational excellence manager with Calderys, needs to describe the company’s relationship with the JSU Center for Manufacturing Support (CMS). That word is professionalism.

Yesterday, the JSU Administration held a virtual Town Hall to answer questions that students submitted regarding the CAR...
05/19/2020

Yesterday, the JSU Administration held a virtual Town Hall to answer questions that students submitted regarding the CARES Act, Fall 2020 preparation, and more! To watch the full video ➡️ https://youtu.be/ykilNlhICX0

We love getting to celebrate our, #FutureGamecocks! 🤩 Over the next few days the JSU Admissions staff will be passing ou...
05/16/2020

We love getting to celebrate our, #FutureGamecocks! 🤩 Over the next few days the JSU Admissions staff will be passing out #FutureGamecock yard signs and scholarships certificates to our incoming freshman class.

To learn more about the upcoming events visit: https://bit.ly/2AunWra 🎉 #JSU24 #countdown2JSU

📸: Matt Reynolds/JSU

How we feel because it's #FriYAY! What is one thing you're looking forward to this weekend? Comment ⬇️ and let us know!
05/15/2020

How we feel because it's #FriYAY! What is one thing you're looking forward to this weekend? Comment ⬇️ and let us know!

Students attend college with a very simple goal – finding a job, or more specifically, a career and a future. Career Ser...
05/14/2020
JSU | JSU News | JSU Career Services Prepares Students for Life After Graduation

Students attend college with a very simple goal – finding a job, or more specifically, a career and a future. Career Services is there to help achieve that goal. Here at Jacksonville State University, “we want students to earn a degree, gain experiences, market themselves and graduate career ready."

Learn how Career Services Director Becca Turner and advisor Todd Wilson helped JSU alumnus Eli Jenkins find a second career with Anniston’s M&H Valve manufacturers.

Eli Jenkins’ name is familiar to every fan of JSU football. As a four-year starting quarterback, he led the Gamecocks to three consecutive Ohio Valley Conference championships and a national championship appearance. But when his career in the NFL came to an end, he – like many students after gra...

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I think it’s pretty crappy to make students pay a gym membership if they aren’t taking summer classes!! Especially since the gym was closed for several weeks during the spring semester due to COVID.
UPCOMING EVENT: A team of students from Jacksonville State University will be competing in the Biodesign Challenge 2020, June 15-19, for their biotech design project. They are one of the 45 finalist teams from 12 countries across 6 continents who spent time researching and rethinking the future of medicine, energy, architecture, materials, food, fashion, and more. Only one team will be awarded the Glass Microbe, a unique glass sculpture that is passed between each year’s winning teams. Biodesign Challenge is an international competition and education program that is growing and shaping the first generation of biodesigners. We partner students with artists, designers, and scientists to envision and critique the future of biotechnology and its role in society. (biodesignchallenge.org) RSVP to watch the JSU finalist team: https://www.eventbrite.com/e/biodesign-challenge-summit-2020-registration-103719395504
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