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ALERT! NEW JSU EMERGENCY NOTIFICATION SYSTEM SIGN-UP PROCESS.
All persons must sign up by March 31 to continue receiving emergnecy alerts from JSU. Click here for details.
Copies of "The Jacksonian" magazine can now be picked up from the JSU Welcome Center.
ATTENTION STUDENTS: Graduation deadline approaching.
If you plan to graduate during the Spring 2014 semester and have not submitted your Graduation Clearance System Application, please do so immediately.
The deadline to apply for graduation for Spring 2014 semester is Friday, March 7, 2014. Please contact your academic department for a preliminary evaluation and your graduation pin number.
Network services to be temporarily unavailable at JSU
IT will perform network maintenance at JSU from 7 p.m. to midnight on March 7, 2014. This will result in network services being temporarily unavailable during this time period.
Lottie W. Thornton Early Childhood Center Taking Applications
The Lottie W. Thornton Early Childhood Center, which is operated within Jackson State University’s College of Education and Human Development, is currently taking applications for childcare slots.
Science and Engineer Fair Judges needed!
The annual Mississippi Region II Science and Engineering Fair is scheduled for Tuesday and Wednesday, March 18-19. Qualified judges should have a master’s or equivalent degree or a minimum of five years related professional experience to judge projects in the lower fair (grades 1-6). Upper fair (grades 7-12) judges and should have a Ph.D., M.D. or equivalent degree or a minimum of eight years related professional experience. College juniors, seniors and/or graduate students may judge in the lower fair upon advisor recommendation and fair official approval. For more information, click here.
10% OFF every Wednesday at the JSU Bookstore, only on the JSUgo mobile app
To access coupon, open the JSUgo app on your mobile device and click "PICS".
34th Annual School of Social Work Month Celebration – 9:15 a.m.
The Jackson State University School of Social Work in the College of Public Service will host its annual School of Social Work Month celebration. The event will cost $25 for students with I.D. Admission for social workers and other professionals will be $50. This price includes 3.0 CEs. The theme is "All People Matter: Social Workers Using Social Work Skills." There also will be a panel presentation. Panelists include Renee Clark, LMSW, Chief Operations Officer at Advance Therapeutic Concepts; Belinda Thornton, LMSW, Owner of North Jackson Day Care; Shirley Danzy, Nissan Production Way Supervisor, Nissan North America, Inc. Registration will begin at 8 a.m. The event will be held at the Mississippi eCenter @ JSU, 1230 Raymond Rd.
The 15th Annual Mississippi Writing Center Association Conference - 8 a.m. – 3 p.m.
The Richard Wright Center for Writing, Rhetoric and Research has been affiliated with the Mississippi Writing Center Association (MSWCA) since 2000 and will host the 2014 conference in collaboration with Mississippi College; Collaboration: Achieving Excellence Through Association. Statewide representatives will meet to develop a framework for effective professional engagement. The conference takes place at the Richard Wright Center and Innovateon the first floor of H.T. Sampson Library.
Staff Senate Meeting—11:00 a.m. – 12:30 p.m.
The JSU Staff Senate monthly meeting will be held in the Senate Chambers of the New Student Center (3rd floor). All senators are urged to attend. Staff are always invited. For more information call 601 979- 7074.
JSU Collegiate Conference – 8 a.m. – 1 p.m.
This conference will discuss topics such as drug and underage drinking prevention, stress relief and dating. Also there will be a Town Hall meeting discussing Underage Drinking. It is our hope that during this conference you will be educated on the awareness and the dangers of drug use and abuse and the effects of underage drinking in our community. To register, click here. For information, call Henry Thompson at 601-979-1416.
Mental Health First Aide Training Opportunity - 8 a.m. – 5 p.m.
Faculty Senate Meeting—10:00 a.m. – 11:20 a.m.
The JSU Faculty Senate monthly meeting will be held in the H. T. Sampson Library Auditorium. All senators are urged to attend. Faculty are always invited. For more information call 601 979- 3406.
Emerging Leaders Leadership Summit 2014 - 8:30 a.m.-2:30 p.m.
This one-day conference is for student leaders interested in learning new skills and getting more involved with local and global communities. The keynote speaker is Judge Glenda Hatchett. Participation is free to JSU students who register. Contact number: 601-979-3309
A Study of Black Women's Experiences
Clinical Psychology student Rosamary Hadley is collecting data for her doctoral dissertation and would like to recruit JSU students. The purpose of this research is explore experiences of the Black college women in an effort to understand various attitudes, behaviors and views of the media and the people in their environment. For more information about participation, click here.
The Jackson Heart Study Daniel Hale Williams Scholars Program - Application deadline extended to March 14
ATTENTION first-year JSU graduate students majoring in Public Health, Sociology, or Psychology: The Jackson Heart Study Graduate Training and Education Center (JHS GTEC) is accepting applications for the Daniel Hale Williams (DWH) Scholars Program. For electronic applications, click here. If you have difficulties completing the electronic PDF application use the PDF paper form instead. For the paper application, click here. Don’t wait to apply the deadline is March 14, 2014. For more information, contact Dr. Brenda W. Jenkins at firstname.lastname@example.org or phone 601-979-8731.
Taking the Undergraduate English Proficiency Exam (UEPE)?
The Richard Wright Center for Writing, Rhetoric, and Research is offering workshops to help prepare students for the UEPE. Space is limited, so please register early. Click here to see the list of workshops. For information, contact Dr. Summer E. Graves at 601-979-1777 or email@example.com.
The JSU Women's Council for Philanthropy is accepting applications for student ambassadors for the 2014-15 academic year. To apply, Complete the online application at www.jsums.edu/welcomecenter; write a one-page essay titled "Why I Believe in Philanthropy" and e-mail it to firstname.lastname@example.org by Friday, March 7, 2014. The top candidates will be contacted for an interview with the Women's Council. For more details, call Ms. Banks at 601.979.0883.
JSU Departments Partner on Heritage Tours
The JSU Welcome Center, Center for University-Based Development (CUBD), Council of Federated Organizations (COFO), and the Margaret Walker Center have partnered to provide Heritage Tours reflecting on the history of civil rights, social justice, democracy and citizenship in the West Jackson community. Information on the walking tours around the main campus of JSU is included in the brochure. Click here for the brochure. For information, contact the Welcome Center at 601-979-0883.
Scholarships are available for students interested in becoming high school science teachers. The scholarships include waivers for tuition and other fees and book stipends with a maximum total of $11,500. Co-op opportunities with organizations such as NASA and Lawrence Berkeley National Laboratory are also available. To be eligible, students must be a U.S., major in either Physics or Earth Systems Science, have a GPA of 3.0 or higher, and commit to teach at a Mississippi high school for 3 years. For information, contact Debra Divinity at 601-979-2969 or Cary Smith at 601-979-3627.
Staff Senate to host Staff Leadership Institute - Application deadline - March 21
The Staff Leadership Institute is a 3-month intensive leadership development program for staff members at Jackson State University. The Institute will build upon the knowledge and skill sets of staff members in a manner that will improve quality of work and service at Jackson State. This program is designed to develop the competencies most critical to the success of staff members for daily job responsibilities and encourage promotion within the University. Click here for the flyer. Please click here for the application.
JSU Gridiron Gals: Football 101
Save the date! All women are invited to get a taste of Tiger football at a one-day camp on May 17, 2014. For additional details, call Coach Antonio Knight at 601-979-1373.
Professional Development Seminars - Sept. 2013 – March 2014
Come join us for information-packed, 60-minute career seminars focused on advancing successful job search strategies and techniques to increase confidence in professional settings. Please check the Career Services and Student Employment Center Calendar and Tigers2Work announcements for the most up-to-date seminar schedule. Once you establish which seminars will work for you, you may RSVP and we will send you an email reminder. RSVP is not required. Walk-ins are always welcome. Location: Reddix Building, 3rd Floor Jacksonian Lounge . Information: 601-979-2477 or www.jsums.edu/careers
Microsoft Office Staff Development Training
For information, contact Tiffany Hoard at 601-979-0875
Student Payroll Reminder for Spring Break 2014
Due to Spring Break, students will be paid on Friday, March 7, 2014. To ensure proper processing and payment, students MUST submit their time to supervisors by March 2, 2014 11:59 pm. Supervisors MUST approve students' time by March 3, 2014 11:59 pm.
Early Warning Student Evaluation Form
Undergraduate Studies is very concerned about student progress and would like to request the assistance of instructors of 100 and 200 level courses in helping us monitor their progress by completing the online FRESHMAN/SOPHOMORE Early Warning Student Evaluation form. Click here for instructions.
Gas Merchants Accepting JSU Supercard
These merchants now accept the JSU Supercard:
Fuel Time 2 – 410A Beasley Rd. Jackson, MS 39206
Fuel Time 3 – 1635 University Blvd. Jackson, MS 39204
Fuel Time 5 – 1133 Raymond Rd Jackson, MS 39204
Are you a procrastinator? The Richard Wright Center Workshops now open!
The Richard Wright Center for Writing, Rhetoric, and Research is offering workshops to help students and faculty get over various educational obstacles. Space is limited, so please register early! Go to our website and click on "Workshops." The next one is “Are you a procrastinator?” For information, contact Dr. Kathi R. Griffin at 601-979-0989 or email@example.com; or Dr. Summer E. Graves at 601-979-1777 or firstname.lastname@example.org.
Time and Effort Certification
Time and effort certification for the reporting period of October 1, 2013 – December 31, 2013 are now available in JSU PAWS. Training schedule and other information can be found on the following web page http://www.jsums.edu/finance/home/time-and-effort/. Contact Keilani Vanish at 601-979-0330, Illiad Kelly at 601-979-2056 or Tracy Stapleton at 601-979-1555.
Memo: JSU Social Media Directory and Policy
University Communications is preparing a JSU Social Media website that will include a directory of all of the university's social media profiles and pages. We are asking every department, college or division that has any social media profiles and pages (Facebook, LinkedIn, Twitter, YouTube, Instagram, Flickr, Pinterest, etc.) to complete this form for inclusion in that directory. Additionally, effective immediately, any new university associated social media pages or profiles must be approved by University Communications before launch. The approval process begins with the completion of the form above. Additionally, all university-related social media sites must adhere to this policy (click here to see policy). For more information, contact Spencer McClenty at email@example.com.
Video Recording or Live Video Streaming Requests
In an effort to further promote Jackson State University, University Communications would like to record or stream live video of university events (such as programs, concerts, theatre productions, conferences, seminars, workshops, etc.) to audiences all over the world via the Internet. These videos can be used (for example) on departmental websites to promote highlights of the department, among other things. If you'd like to have video of your event recorded or streamed lived please notify us by completing this Videography Request Form at least one week before the date of the event. Videography requests that are not submitted within the appropriate time frame may not be considered.
The Jackson State University Family is deeply saddened by the passing of Dr. Robert Crockett, son of Dr. Walter Crockett, Associate Director/Associate Professor Executive Ph.D. Program. Family hour will be held on Thursday, February 27, 2014 at Lakeover Funeral Home from 1:00-7:00 p.m. Funeral services will be held on Friday, February 28, 2014 at 11:00 a.m. at New Lake Church of Christ Holiness USA, 5907 Livingston Rd., Jackson, MS 39213.