University Communications

JSU Today

Submit information for the JSU Today email newsletter at least three days before your event to in the format explained here.  Flyers can no longer be submitted alone.  All submissions must include a brief description and may be edited for space and clarity. You are responsible for the accuracy of the information you send. 

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

Calendar (11)

Sept. 4: Tenure and Promotion Workshop

The Tenure and Promotion Workshop examines the general process, timelines, guidelines and best practices for submitting tenure and promotion applications.  This event is part of the Faculty Engagement and Advancement Program and will take place in room 3213, Third Floor of the JSU Student Center at 10 to 11:30 a.m.  

For more information please contact 601-979-6949 or jsucus@jsums.eduVisit

Click here to see the flyer. 

Sept. 30: Get Suited for the Right Career Fashion Show

A fashion show modeling acceptable and unacceptable attire for job interviews, work and school.  This is a collaborative event between the Career Services Center and Student Government Association that will be held in the Student Center Ballroom at 6 to 8 p.m.

For more information please contact Career Services Center at 601-979-2477 or visit

Oct. 2: Career Fair 2014

This event is designed for all Jackson State University students and seeks to familiarize them with various professions and career fields through face-to-face interaction with representatives of the private and public sector job markets.  All majors are welcomed. Come network with employers who can help you jump start your career! The event will be held in the Walter Payton Wellness Center at 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. 

For more information please contact Career Services and Student Employment Center at 601-979-2477 or visit

Sept. 18: Graduate and Professional Schools Day

This event is for JSU students who contemplate further study upon their graduation from Jackson State.  Come meet with Graduate and Professional School recruiters to learn about advance degree programs from around the nation and receive invaluable tips on applying to graduate and/or professional school. The event will be held on the 3rd Floor in Student Center Ballroom at 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. 

For more informatoion please contact 601-979-2477 or visit


Sept. 3: Working Session for the Academy of Research and Scholarly Engagement

The Academy for Research and Scholarly Engagement broadens the community of faculty submitting research proposals for external funding.  The working session is your chance to discuss your research ideas and possible funding opportunities and learn more about the Academy. The event will be held on the fourth floor atrium of H.T. Sampson Library at 3 to 6 p.m. 

For more information please contact 601-979-6949 or email Visit

Sept. 12: Kite: Like Never Before”

"Kite: Like Never Before" is a fine art exhibition that showcases recent paintings by Professor Chung-Fan Chang in the Department of Art at Jackson state University.  Chang's oil and acrylic paintings present fluorescent color fields, which clash within the abstract landscape composition that is influenced by Chinese Painting and its philosophy. The event will be held at Gallery Four at 6:30 p.m. 

For more information call 601-979-0517

Sept. 25-26: 2014 Employees’ Benefits Fair

Employees will have an opportunity to meet with vendors and enroll in or make changes to optional benefits, including the Cafeteria Plan, offered through the University.  The Fair will be held in Ballrooms A and B of the Student Center.

For more information please contact The Department of Human Resources at 601-979-2015.  

Sept. 4: Artist Talk
Artist Felandus Thames will discuss his artwork on September 4 from 2 – 3 p.m. with C. Leigh McInnis, Instructor in the English Department. The themes will be those represented in the art exhibit "Stuck between 'lizabeth taylor's toes." The event will be held in the Dollye M.E. Robinson building, room 166/266. For information, call 601-979-0879.

Sept. 4: ‘Stuck between ‘lizabeth taylor’s toes’ art exhibit
The opening reception for conceptual artist Felandus Thames' exhibit entitled "Stuck between 'lizabeth taylor's toes" will be held on Sept. 4 in the Dollye M.E. Robinson Gallery from 4 to 6 p.m.  For more information, contact number: 601-979-0879.





Sept. 9: Community-in-Action Fair
The Alice Varnado Harden Center for Service and Community Engaged Learning will host its fall edition of The Community in Action Fair. The fair will be held Tuesday, September 9, 2014, in the JSU Student Center on the 3rd floor, from 1 p.m. to 4 p.m. STUDENTS will be given the opportunity to select service-learning and/or community service sites in order to meet graduation requirements. FACULTY can discover which agencies will be a "Best-Fit" for their disciplines, and AGENCIES can network with representatives from private and public sectors. For more information, contact Ms. Kimberly Harris at 601-979-4156.


Sept. 23: Welcome Center Preparedness Seminar

September is National Preparedness Month and we are in the middle of the hurricane season.  Are you prepared for a possible disaster? If you would like to learn how to safeguard your home and family in the event of a hurricane or other disaster, please join us in the Welcome Center on Tuesday, Sept. 23, 2014, from noon – 1 p.m.  Our guest speaker is JoEl Langford from the Preparedness Office with the Mississippi Emergency Management Agency (MEMA). This a free community seminar and refreshments will be served. RSVP at 601-979-0883.

Condolences (3)

Barbara Jean McCall-Pace

The Jackson State University family is deeply saddened by the passing of Barbara Jean McCall-Pace, sister of Derrick McCall, Wide Receivers Football Coach in the Athletics Department.  Mrs. Pace transitioned on Wednesday, August 20, 2014 in Atlanta, Georgia from complications of breast cancer.

Funeral services will be held at 11 a.m., on Friday, August 29, 2014 at Mount Hebron Church Ministries, 2531 Berkley Ave, Mobile, AL., with viewing from 9 a.m. – 11 a.m. Services have been entrusted to Reese Funeral Home, 925 S Bessemer Ave, Prichard, AL 36610.

Condolences may be sent to:
Coach Derrick McCall
1011 Birchwood Drive
Jackson, MS  39206


2468 Victory Lane

Mobile, Alabama  36617


Ernest Nix
The JSU family is deeply saddened by the passing of Ernest Nix, father of Dr. Wayne Nix, Associate Possessor, Department of Accounting in the College of Business.  Mr. Nix succumbed on Tuesday, August 26, 2014.  
Funeral services are scheduled for Thursday, August 28, 2014 at 2 p.m. at Grace Chapel Presbyterian Church, 307 New Mannsdale Road, Madison, MS 39110.  Visitation hour for Mr. Nix will be held on Thursday, August 28, 2014 at 1:00 p.m. at the church.  Services have been entrusted to Sebrell Funeral Home, 425 Northpark Drive, Ridgeland, MS  39157.
Condolences may be sent to:
Dr. Wayne Nix
Department of Accounting
JSU Box 17970
Jackson, MS 39217
Mr. T. D. Sills

The Jackson State University Family is deeply saddened by the passing of Mr. T. D. Sills, Jr., father of Ms. Connye Green, Administrative Assistant for the Psychology Department in the College of Liberal Arts.   Mr. Sills transitioned on Thursday, August 21, 2014.

Funeral services will be held at 10:00 a.m.,on Saturday, August 23, 2014 at First Baptist Church, 100  E. College Street, Clinton, MS.  Visitation hours for Mr. Sills will be held on today, Friday, August 22, 2014 from 5:00 p.m.-7:00 p.m. at Lakewood Funeral Home.  Services have been entrusted to Lakewood Funeral Home, 6000 Clinton Blvd, Jackson, MS  39209. 

Condolences may be sent to:

Ms. Connye Green

College of Liberal Arts Building-2nd Floor
1325 J. R. Lynch Street
P.O. Box 17550
Jackson, MS 39217-0350

Memos (27)

Room Changes and Consolidation

The process for room changes and consolidation will begin on Monday, September 8, 2014.

If you are looking to change or consolidate your room, please see your Residence Hall Director, do not come to the Housing Office. For residence hall changes, please stop by the Housing Office to complete a Residence Hall Transfer Form.

The deadline for completing this process will be September 12, 2014.

For more information call 601-979-2326

Professional Development Seminars

Come join us for 60-minute information packed career seminars focused on advancing successful job search strategies and techniques to increase confidence in professional settings.  Please check the Career Services Center Calendar and Tigers2Work announcements for the most up-to-date seminar schedule.  The seminars will take place on the1st Floor of Career Services Center  located in the Reddix Building. 

Should I RSVP? 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.

For more information contact Career Services Center at 601-979-2477 or visit


Tailgate Information: 2014 Football Season

The tailgate lot for all home games will open at 5 p.m. each Friday prior to the game. For more information please call 601-354-6021. 

JSU Student entry into the JSU vs. FAMU game
All full-time students are asked to bring their JSU Student ID to gain entry into the JSU vs. FAMU game on Saturday, August 30.
Those students that have not completed registration or your ID is not working, please bring a copy of your current student schedule and a picture ID. Graduate students should have 9 hours to be considered full-time.
Undergraduate students are required to have 12 hours to be considered full-time.
Faculty-Staff Seminar: Keynote speaker’s PowerPoint

To download Dr. Sandra Guire's PowerPoint presentation from her Faculy and Staff Seminar keynote address, click here.

Payton Center Closed Aug. 31-Sept. 1 in observance of Labor Day

The Walter Payton Center will be closed Sunday, Aug. 31 through Monday, Sept. 1st in observance of Labor Day.

Need an announcement shared at the Saturday game?

If your department or organization has announcements that you would like shared at Saturday's football. Please email them to by noon Thursday, Aug. 28, 2014.

Work-study students: Pick up your contracts


Students who have been awarded Federal Work Study (FWS) for the 2014-2015 Fall and Spring semesters (Check your PAWS account) must pick up work study contracts according to the schedule listed below.

A-H (August 26, 2014) 8:30am-11:45am & 2:30pm-4:45pm

I-R (August 27, 2014) 8:30am-11:45am & 2:30pm-4:45pm

S-Z (August 28, 2014) 8:30am-11:45am & 2:30pm-4:45pm

Note: The current work study documents distribution site, B.F. Roberts Hall-Financial Aid Office, may be relocated in the near future. All Federal Work Study (FWS) documents must be returned no later than 3 days after the pick-up date. On campus work study assignments will begin September 01, 2014. Students are encouraged to bring vital documents (photo identification-driver’s license or state identification card, and social security card or birth certificate) upon arrival to pick up work study related paperwork. For additional information contact a work study representative at ext. 8638.

From President Meyers: A great start to 2014-2015

Click here to read message from President Carolyn Meyers

Faculty-Staff Seminar Survey

 Your opinion matters. Please take a few minutes to evaluate the Faculty and Staff Seminar 2014.  Please click here for more info on how to complete the survey.  Thank you. 

MURC announces online research journal

Mississippi Urban Research Center announces the Summer 2014 Online Journal of Rural and Urban Research.  Click here for details.

2014 Human Resources Benefits Survey

Click here to take the survey. 

For info, contact Wanda Brown, Human Resources, 601-979-2448

WebTime Entry Submission Deadlines

Pay ID

Payroll Number

Pay Periods

WTE Employee Deadline to submit to Approver 11:59 p.m.

WTE Approver Deadline to submit to Payroll 11:59 p.m.

Pay Date









12/16/13 -12/31/13






01/01/14 -01/15/14






01/16/14 -01/31/14






02/01/14 – 02/15/14






02/16/14 – 02/28/14






03/01/14 – 03/15/14






03/16/14 – 03/31/14






04/01/14 – 04/15/14






04/16/14 – 04/30/14






05/01/14 -0 5/15/14






05/16/14 -0 5/31/14






06/01/14 ­- 06/15/14






06/16/14 – 06/30/14






07/01/14 – 07/15/14






07/16/14 – 07/31/14






08/01/14 – 08/15/14






08/16/14 – 08/31/14






09/01/14 – 09/15/14




Summary Plan Description for Cafeteria Plan

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

Click here for more information. 

JSU Tiger Technology, an Apple-Authorized Campus Store


An Apple Authorized Campus Store

Post Office Box 18029

Jackson, MS  39217

We are proud to offer Apple brand products at great educational prices!

About Us

JSU Tiger Technology, an Apple Authorized Campus Store (AACS), offers students, faculty and staff discounts on Apple brand computers and other select products.  Just like Apple, Inc. stores around the world, Tiger Tech @ JSU will offer iPads (mini and Air), iMacs, iPods, MacPros, Thunderbolts, along with Apple brand accessories.  Tiger Tech @ JSU will also offer other unique services such as special promotions, in-store events and store give-a-ways.  Our AACS certified technician can provide product training and setup as well.  So, come on in and take advantage of our special educational pricing and the opportunity to test drive Apple brand demo products.  We are conveniently located in the Student Center, 1st floor.


1400 John R. Lynch Street

Jackson, MS  39217

Telephone:  601-979-7005

Fax:  601-979-1377




Store Hours

Monday – Friday 8:00 am – 5:00 pm

Saturday & Sunday – Closed


We accept credit cards and the JSU Supercard. 

For an individual Apple Educational purchase, please complete the Purchase Agreement Verification of Eligibility Form (EIP). Click here (  A valid JSU ID is required.   

For Departmental Apple Educational purchases, call or visit the store for an Apple quote.   Using the PAWS system, please issue a Purchase Order to the Tiger Tech @ JSU using J00760049.  Please make sure the quote is electronically attached to your request.  Tiger Tech @ JSU must receive a hard copy of the Purchase Order prior to product pick-up or delivery.

Click here for Apple Purchase Agreement-Verification Form

Kids Kollege Afterschool and Extended Hours program

The Kids Kollege afterschool program begins on Aug. 18 and is for 2nd through 8th grade students.  The program runs Monday through Friday, 2:30 until 5:30. The Beyond the Bell Extended hours program starts on on Aug. 25 and will be held Monday through Thursday, 6 – 8:50 p.m. Click here for details. 

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.

JSU Social Media Directory and Policy

University Communications features a JSU Social Media website that includes a directory of all approved 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. 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 University Communications at 601-979-2272. 

Summer Dining Services Hours

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.


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. Click here for instructions. 

Opportunities (4)

For students: study-abroad opportunities

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

For students: Transfer Success Mentors 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.

Office professionals: Become a member of JSU 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.

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