Auditions for The WIZ – Wed. April 27th!

April 26th, 2016 by speech

Auditions for The WIZ will be held on Wednesday, April 27th at 4pm in the Rose McCoy Auditorium. The play, which will be performed this fall, is directed by Dr. Nadia Bodie-Smith.

As the show is a musical, students should be prepared to act, sing, and dance!

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Theatre seniors (with Dr. Nadia Bodie-Smith) at the Spring Commencement on April 23rd, where First Lady Michelle Obama delivered an amazing speech.

Congratulations, Seniors! Do Us Proud!


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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!


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.

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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.

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!