Seniors Charence Higgins and Keith Kennard (with Technical Director and Theatre Professor James Pettis) prepare for their Senior Play Productions. Charence Higgins directed "Rabbit Hole" and Keith Kennard directed "The Brothers Size".

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Alpha Psi Omega Student Induction

April 5th, 2016 by speech

Theatre Students' Induction Ceremony for Alpha Psi Omega Theatre Dramatic Fraternity Tau cast. Monday Feb. 15th in Rose McCoy Lobby. This was an important step in their careers. Congratulations!


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The Mississippi Humanities Council has named Dr. Nadia Bodie-Smith JSU's Humanities Teacher of the Year. She will receive an award and present a brief lecture on Thursday, October 29th at 10am in the Dollye E. Robinson building, room 166/266. This free event is open to the public.

Nadia Lecture Flyer

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Congratulations to our department faculty members Prince Duren and Yohance Myles for being cast in the play "A Time to Kill" at New Stage Theatre! The play runs from October 27th to November 8th.

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Dept. Major Charence Higgins Crowned Miss JSU!

October 28th, 2015 by speech

Congratulations to our own Speech / Psychology Major, Charence Higgins, on being crowned Miss JSU!


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Vending Machines Installed in McCoy Auditorium

September 24th, 2015 by speech

Students have requested for years the need for snacks in the building. Thanks to our chair, Dr. Mark Henderson, we finally got them. One JSU!


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Columbia HS Student Shadows JSU Theatre Majors

September 24th, 2015 by speech

High school student Jerimiah brown from Columbia high school shadowed two theatre majors Mickey Nixon and Joseph Henderson as partial fulfillment of his junior project. Good luck to you Jeremiah. We will see you soon!


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My Brother's Keeper is a local organization whose mission is to provide information about healthy living for the LGBTQ community. Timmy Kimber, a participant, is currently on the design team for the coronation for our 2015-2016 Miss JSU, who is also a Theatre major.

Congratulations Timmy!

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JSU 2015-2016 Theatre Season video

September 1st, 2015 by liberalarts

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Auditions: “Raisin in the Sun”

August 30th, 2015 by speech

Raisin in the Sun Audition Poster

This year marks the Department's 52nd year and first season subscription in its history. Our first production this fall is A Raisin in the Sun by Lorraine Hansberry, and directed by Dr. Mark G. Henderson.

Auditions are this Monday Aug. 31 at 6pm in the Rose E. McCoy Auditorium Rm 117. Please arrive at 5:30pm to fill out audition forms and prepare cold readings. Remember all majors must audition.

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