May is National Mental Health Awareness Month. On Thursday, May 21, from noon until 1 p.m., the JSU Welcome Center will host a seminar on “Suicide Prevention.” Faculty, staff, students, alumni and members of the community are invited to attend to learn how to identify the signs of depression and how to help those who need it most – before they reach the point of crisis. The speaker is Velesha P. Williams, director of the Metro Jackson Community Prevention Coalition in the Office of Community Engagement at Jackson State University. The seminar is free and refreshments will be served. Fun door prizes! To RSVP, call 601-979-0883.
April is National Garden Month. On Tuesday, April 28, from noon until 1 p.m. the Jackson State Welcome Center will host a seminar to provide updates on the JSU Community Garden Project with Blackburn Laboratory Middle School and share essential gardening tips for the summer.
Speakers from JSU will include Heather Wilcox, neighborhood development assistant with the Center for University Based Development; and Kyle W. Bray, director of grants/special projects and community service for the College of Education and Human Development. Additionally, landscape designers Nicole Bunch and Sara Lamb from Green Oak Florist will teach us how to spruce up and maintain our yards, plants and gardens.
The seminar is free and will include refreshments and fun door prizes. Faculty, staff, students and members of the community are invited to attend and bring a friend. To reserve your spot, please call 601-979-0883.
The JSU Welcome Center will host its March seminar on March 31, 2015 from 12 noon until 1 p.m at the JSU Welcome Center. Representative John Friedel and Angela Harris from the Jackson Zoo and Jackson State University will talk about the technology partnership and the JSU Day at the Zoo Event. The speakers will also talk about the JSU Tiger Exhibit located at the Jackson Zoo. Refreshments will be served and there will be fun door prize giveaways. Please RSVP by calling 601-979-0883. Hope to see you there!
February 24, 2015 12 noon – 1 pm In celebration of Black History Month, the Welcome Center will host the seminar “From Africa to America” on Tuesday, February 24, 2015, from 12 noon until 1 pm in the center. The guest speakers are students from the JSU International Programs Department: Clauditte Tchakounte, from Cameroon; and Yemi Osho, from Nigeria. The students will share information about their lifestyles in Africa and how they contrast to living and going to school in the United States. This is a free community seminar and refreshments will be served. Fun African-themed door prizes! RSVP at 601.979.0883.
JSU Welcome Center Hosts Health Seminar
The Welcome Center will host a health seminar on Tuesday, January 27, 2015, from 12 noon until 1:00 p.m. in the center. The speakers are Marvin Williams, personal trainer at Quest Fitness; and Jennifer Probert, senior associate director of marketing and membership; and Morgan Hubbard, coordinator of membership and personnel at the JSU Recreation Complex at Walter Payton Center, respectively. Join us to learn how to lose weight and get in shape for a healthy lifestyle! The seminar is free and refreshments will be served. We will also have fun health related door prizes! RSVP @ 601.979.0883.
JSU Welcome Center “Thanksgiving Meal” Drawing
The JSU Welcome Center will have its Thanksgiving Dinner for Four drawing tomorrow November 21, 2014 at 2:00pm. You do not have to be present to win; contact will be made with the lucky winner. Good luck to all entries! Please contact the Welcome Center for any questions.
You could be the lucky winner of a free holiday meal from the Country Fisherman! The JSU Welcome Center, in partnership with the Country Fisherman Restaurant, will give away a “Free Thanksgiving Dinner for Four.” Interested persons may register in the Welcome Center beginning November 1, 2014. Registration Rules: 1) You must be 21 years of age to register for the giveaway; 2) You must register in person in the Welcome Center; 3) Only one registration per person; 4) No phone calls, faxes or e-mails. The drawing will be held at 2:00 p.m. on Friday, November 21, 2014. The winner does not have to be present to win. Happy Thanksgiving!
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.
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.
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, at 12 noon 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.