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All events must be scheduled and approved through the Department of Events before they can be advertised on JSU Today. 

2013-2014 Performance Evaluations
The Performance Evaluation Form has been revised and is located on the Human Resources website under Forms and Documents.  The completed and signed forms are due in the Department of Human Resources by August 15, 2014.

Human Resources Annual Announcments

Employee Certification and Authorization for Background Check

Upcoming Events

July 29

JSU Welcome Center Hosts Seminar on the Smith Robertson Museum - Noon
The Smith Robertson Museum and Cultural Center was Jackson’s first public school building for African Americans. Recently, there have been exciting changes within the walls of this historic building and the museum’s manager, Pamela Junior, is ready to share all the details during the seminar on Tuesday, July 29, 2014 in the Welcome Center. If visiting museums is on your list of “things to do” this summer, or if you are interested in the new changes at Smith Robertson, please join us on July 29. The seminar is free and open to the community and refreshments will be served. RSVP at 601-979-0883

Aug. 2

JSU Welcome Center and Boys and Girls Club Host Art Contest  – 10 a.m.
August is Art Appreciation Month. The JSU Welcome Center and Boys & Girls Club of Central Mississippi are hosting an art contest for students ages 6 to 12. Only children in the Boys & Girls Club are invited to enter the contest by drawing a picture about a favorite book that was read during the summer. JSU Art Professor, Jimmy Mumford, will present back to school awards to the top five winners! The community is invited to join us for the Art Awards Ice Cream Social on Saturday, August 2, 2014, from 10-11 a.m. in the Welcome Center. Space is limited, so RSVP today at 601-979-0883.


Thermo Scientific Pierce Scholarship Program for Fall 2014

It's not too late to apply for JSUonline

Jackson Heart Study Training and Education Center
For the application, click here.

Transfer Success Mentor Program
Transfer Success Mentors (TSMs) will be an integral component of the JSU’s Office of Community College Relations team. They will serve as academic and social role models for community college transfer students, sharing their own successes and setbacks in developing study habits, taking advantage of campus resources, managing their time, and navigating the campus. For more information and to download the application, click here.

Attention students: Study abroad scholarships
JSU students are strongly encouraged to apply for these study abroad opportunities. Click the links for details and deadlines. For questions or more information, contact Dr. Lokesh Shivakumaraiah, director of International Programs, at or 601-979-1611.

Fulbright U.S. Student Program
Rhodes Scholarship

Promoting Achievement in Mathematics through Technology and the Common Core State Standards (PAMS2)
The goal of PAMS2 is a 20-day summer program for middle and high school teachers.  It is designed to build a strong foundation in mathematics content through a discovery, hands-on and technology approach.  Topics include ratios, geometry, algebra, statistics, Common Core State Standards, differentiated instruction, literacy and lesson planning lessons.  To download brochure, click here.

Your Guide to Summer Dining
Your dining experience is more than great food. It is a community experience centered on culinary expertise, fresh ingredients, healthy options, and a shared sense of environmental and social responsibility. Our team is committed to creating the best possible dining experience. For our summer hours, click here.

Enjoy lunch at The Penguin Bar and Restaurant

Monday – Red Beans & Rice, Smoked Sausage and Ham                   $10
Tuesday – Fried Chicken, Turnip Greens, Macaroni and Cheese          $10
Wednesday – Beef Brisket, Mashed Potatoes and Butter Beans          $10
Thursday – Smothered Pork, Rice and Southern Green Beans             $10
Friday – Fried Catfish, Cole Slaw and French Fries                               $10
Neck Bones, Turnip Greens and Macaroni & Cheese                            $10
BBQ Baby Back Ribs, Baked Beans and Potato Salad                     $13/20
Saturday – BBQ Chicken, Baked Beans and Cole Slaw                        $10


JSUOnline Training Sessions for July 2014
JSUOnline July 2014 Training Schedule

Please sign-up for the session you plan to attend at the link provided: Seating is limited. 

University Operations Training Calendar – June-August 2014

Institutional Change through Faculty Advancement in Instruction and Mentoring (IC FAIM) is offering workshops on Faculty Professional Development in Instruction and Mentoring 

The goal is the improvement in student learning through faculty advancement.  We anticipate to have 20 faculty participants on the basis of first come first served. 

For a list and description of the workshops and the registration form in PDF format, click here. For a Word format application, click here.


2014 HR Benefits Survey
For info, contact Wanda Brown, Human Resources, 601-979-2448

Save the Date: 2014 Fall Faculty and Staff Seminar

Materials for Distribution at 2014 Fall Faculty and Staff Seminar

Summary Plan Description for Cafeteria Plan provided to all participants
The SPD is a summary of the key parts of the Cafeteria Plan and a brief description of your rights as a participant.  It provides the basic features of the Flexible Benefit Cafeteria Plan, how it  operates, and how you can the maximize the advantage of it.  If you have questions, please contact Wanda Brown in the Office of Human Resources at 601-979-2015.

To H.P. Jacobs Administration Tower staff regarding window replacement project  – project timeline April 8 – January 2015

Update your W-4 Online
Employees can now change their Federal Tax withholding allowances and additional withholding amounts online by clicking the Update W-4 link on Employee Tab in JSU P.A.W.S.

Remission of Fees – Summer 2014

International Travel Briefings for Faculty Staff and Students

Memo regarding Fiscal Year 2014 Close-Out Schedule

WebTime Entry Submission Deadlines

JSU Tiger Technology, an Apple Authorized Campus StoreClick here for Apple Purchase Agreement-Verification Form

Memo regarding the Jackson State University Association of Educational Office Professionals (AEOP)
We invite all office professionals to represent your University by becoming a member of the AEOP. The mission of this Association is to promote professional growth, leadership, and service to Jackson State University and the Jackson community. The Association also serves to recognize achievements, encourage fellowship and promote networking among its members and other Education Office Professionals. Please visit for more information. If, after reviewing the information, you are interested in representing the university, please contact the following local representatives: 

President, Tara McKenzie at
Vice President, Toni Johnson at or 
Assistant Vice President, Bernice Shelwood at

Let us all represent Jackson State University to the highest degree.

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.

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

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.