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

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.

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!


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!


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!


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!

JSU 2015-2016 Theatre Season video

September 1st, 2015 by liberalarts

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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Department Meet & Greet, August 26th

August 30th, 2015 by speech

Th Department Meet & Greet is an event to welcome new and returning students. We introduce faculty, organizations, share information, dates and expectations for upcoming semester. This year's Meet & Greet program will feature a small talent show. The winner will receive a Nook color tablet. Students please feel free to sign up on callboard the talent you wish to present. Reception Following. See you there!
WHEN: Wed. Aug. 26
WHERE: Rose McCoy Auditorium Lobby
TIME: 4pm

Speech & Theatre Faculty Retreat

August 30th, 2015 by speech


Faculty from the Speech and Theatre department enjoy their Back to School retreat at the Yacht Club of Jackson. They are joined by Associate Dean, Dr. Doris Ginn. Happy New School Year everyone!