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Memos from President Meyers

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


Memo from the Provost regarding dismissal of classes for Honors and Awards Convocation – April 24



#DinnerwithDrMeyers - President Carolyn Meyers wants to host an exclusive dinner at her home for 10 randomly selected JSU students on Thursday, April 24. Here is how you can enter for a chance to be selected. Beginning TODAY, we're going to post a daily trivia question about Dr. Meyers on our social media pages (Twitter, Instagram, Facebook). You must answer at least one question correctly to be considered for selection. Place your answers in the comments sections below each question on Instagram and Facebook, or reply on Twitter, using #DinnerwithDrMeyers. The contest ends on Wednesday, April 23. Winners will be randomly selected and notified through their social media accounts. Be sure to follow JSU on Twitter and Instagram  @JacksonStateU, and on Facebook @Jackson State University. 



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Volunteer faculty, staff and students are needed for three upcoming events

  • The Coalition of Schools Educating Boys of Color (COSEBOC) 8th Annual Gathering of Leaders
  • White House 2014 Summit of Educational Excellence for African Americans
  • The Jackson Rising New Economies Conference

​For more information on the events and how to volunteer, click here.


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.


Tiger Tech @ JSU: One-Day-Only Spring Fling Sale 2014 on April 16



NEW! Supercard Merchant 
Waffle House: 106 Larson Street, Jackson, MS  39202, 601-353-6395


Marketplace at Legacy now serving breakfast!



April 16

Mass Communication Day
Sigma Tau Delta Spring 2014 Induction Ceremony — 4 – 6 p.m.
All Sigma Tau Delta members are encouraged to attend and to celebrate our new members!  The event will be held in the H.T. Sampson Library, Room 428.

Persons interested in membership in Sigma Tau Delta should contact Dr. Helen Crump in LIB 405 (601.979.5890) or via email at or Ms. Noel Didla in LIB 406 or via email at (Still accepting applications for Spring 2014 until April 14, 5 p.m.)

Workshop on CVs & Resumes – 5:30pm-7:00pm
The Richard Wright Center is offering a workshop on CVs & Resumes. Space is limited, so please register, now! Email to reserve your space, and bring anything you might be working on so we may assist you. For information, contact Kathi R. Griffin at 601-979-0989 or Summer E. Graves at 601-979-1777 or


43nd Annual Sadie E. Magee Awards Banquet - 6:00 p.m.
The Department of Health, Physical Education and Recreation will host its 43nd Annual Sadie E. Magee Awards Banquet in recognition of noble achievement among its students, faculty, and staff.  The event will be held on the first floor of the T.B. Ellis Gym. Please contact Sharon McAroy at 979-2768 for more information.

April 17

Health Disparities Research Symposium – 2-4 p.m. 

Phi Kappa Phi Honor Society Spring Induction Ceremony – 5 p.m.
The ceremony will be held in the JSU Student Center, Ballroom B. For additional information or an application, contact Dr. Helen Crump in LIB 405 (601.979.5890) or via email at or Dr. Marie O'Banner-Jackson in Undergraduate Studies, CFM 111.

Eligible persons include students from any discipline, juniors (3.8 or higher GPA), graduating seniors (3.5 GPA or higher), and graduating graduate students (3.9 GPA or higher).  Completed membership applications and a one-time initiation fee of $75 should be delivered to Dr. Helen Crump, LIB 405. Fees should be paid as check or money order made payable to Phi Kappa Phi, Chapter 188. Applications and membership fees are due by  4 p.m. on April 16.



April 22

JSU Welcome Center Hosts Seminar on Earth Day – Noon – 1 p.m.
Do the things we do impact our climate and would a changing climate impact you personally? Join us for a discussion about "Global Warming" on Earth Day in the Welcome Center. The guest speakers are Kantave Greene, Meteorology Instructor at JSU; Ken South, JSU alumnus and award-winning meterologist at WJTV in Jackson, Miss. This seminar is free and open to the community. Refreshments will be served. RSVP at 601-979-0883

April 23

Master’s Thesis & Dissertation Roundtable #2 5:30 p.m. – 7:00 p.m.
The Richard Wright Center for Writing, Rhetoric and Research provides an environment for intellectual engagement outside the classroom.  At the 2nd Master’s Thesis & Dissertation Roundtable, graduate students will have the opportunity to discuss their research with others, ask questions, and get feedback! The Roundtable will be held at the The Richard Wright Center, 1st Floor H. T. Sampson Library, Main Campus.  To register, email  For more information, call 601-979-0989.

April 24

University Business Association Quarterly Meeting - 5:30 – 6:30pm

The Center for University-Based Development has partnered with local businesses in an effort to revitalize and beautify the area around JSU.  Through this partnership, businesses meet quarterly to get updates on beautification projects and we work with city and state officials to enhance the experience of West Jackson.  The meeting will be held at Koinonia Coffee House at 136 Adams St.  For information, call 601-979-5828.

April 29

Faculty Senate Meeting—10:00 a.m. – 11:20 a.m.

Due to the Honors Convocation scheduled for April 24, 2014, the JSU Faculty Senate monthly meeting is rescheduled for Tuesday, April 29, 2014 in the H. T. Sampson Library Auditorium. All senators are urged to attend.  Faculty are always invited.   For more information call 601 979- 3406.  


Weekly Safety Tip

The Department of Public Safety is concerned about your overall safety. We encourage each student to exercise caution when making decisions on and off campus.



Public Art Competition
This is a project of the Center for University-Based Development at JSU, the City of Jackson, and the Greater Jackson Arts Council.  We want to provide visual enhancement to the City’s traffic signal boxes that are located near the main campus of JSU. The project will involve painting two-dimensional renderings on up to 30 (in our pilot project) signal utility boxes at a fee of up to $500.00 per utility box. For information, contact Heather Wilcox at 601-979-5828. To download the entry form, click here

Summer Bridge Program 2014

Summer Bridge Program Seeks Graduate Assistant

CPR Project seeks Peer Educators

Workshops & Roundtables: Personal Statements, CVs & Resumes – and MORE! 
The Richard Wright Center, an environment for intellectual engagement, offers 30-minute workshops to help students and faculty with documentation and in-text citation, and coming April 2 & 16, Roundtables on Personal Statements, and CVs & Resumes. Space is limited, so please register early! Go to and click on “Workshops.”

Contact name/info: Dr. Kathi R. Griffin; and Dr. Summer E. Graves;  To see flyer, click here.

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 to 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.

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.



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

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 Available
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.



Responsible Conduct of Research (Division of Research and Federal Relations) Mandatory Training Requirement – 10 a.m.
A required training for ALL PIs, Technicians and Students Involved in Animal Research will be held on April 17, 2014. The workshop will feature basic principles of Animal Care and Use Regulations and their application in the use of immunodeficient mice models in research.  JSU is required to document this training as a part of the Responsible Conduct of Research (RCR) requirement.  Note the IACUC will provide this training once for all participants during this timeframe.  Any additional training will be scheduled at a later date which may delay your ability to participate in this Research at this time. This training will be held in John A. Peoples Room 331. For information, contact Michael Early at 601-979-2859 or

JSU Gridiron Gals: Football 101 
Jackson State University's Gridiron Gals Ladies Football Clinic will be held May 17, 2014 at the Veterans Memorial Stadium. The cost is $50 per person. Camp participants can also take advantage of an exclusive offer to purchase JSU football season tickets for $100 (the regular price is $150).  For additional details, call Coach Antonio Knight at 601-979-1373.  

University Operations Training Calendar - Through May 2014

Faculty/Staff Distance Learning and Academic Instructional Technology Training Sessions for April 2014





Memo regarding clarification of the service requirement for graduation

Memo regarding online W2 forms

WebTime Entry Submission Deadlines

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

Faculty Excellence Awards Standards

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 regarding student payroll for the end of the spring semester
Students will be paid April 30 for time worked between April 1-15.
Students have until April 17 to submit their time to their supervisors.
Supervisors have until April 18 to approve their students' time.
Students will be paid May 15 for time worked between April 16-30.
Student have until May 2 to submit their time to their supervisors.
Supervisors have until May 3 to approve their students' time.


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; or Dr. Summer E. Graves at 601-979-1777 or

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 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

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.