Monday, March 28, 2016
Jacksonville State University offers multiple ways to visit and see the campus. Spring and Fall Preview Days, campus tours, student tours, group tours, weekday and weekend visits.
As a JSU student, myself, the best way for me to see JSU was going to preview day. Preview days offer a multitude of ways to get information about JSU. There are Fall and Spring Preview Days for perspective students. Fall preview day is better for high school seniors, since they will be graduating soon, but they can also attend the spring preview day. Most high school juniors and sophomores attend the spring preview day.
The next preview day is on April 2nd. Students will get the opportunity to speak with academic department representatives, take a campus tour, and eat lunch. Students also get an overview of the enrollment process, which consists of information about admissions, scholarships/financial aid, and housing.
The next Fall Preview Day is October 15th.
If you can’t make it to a spring preview day, don’t worry, there are more ways to visit JSU!
You can make an appointment to take a campus tour Monday through Friday. Students can choose to be in a group or have an individual tour. There are only a limited number of spots on these tours, so make sure you register in advance. On Mondays and Fridays students can participate in a walking group tour at 10:00 A.M. or 2:00 P.M. The tour begins and ends at Houston Cole Library 12th floor and usually lasts one and half hours. On Tuesday, Wednesday, and Thursdays students can tour individually by van at 9:00 A.M., 11:00 A.M., 1:00 P.M., and 3:00 P.M. The tour begins and ends at the JSU Visitor Center, at the intersection of Highway 21 and Highway 204, and usually lasts one hour.
Large groups, like a school class, organization, club, etc., can also tour JSU. They need to give an advanced notice of two weeks to the JSU Visitor Center for booking.
You can visit during the week and get a feel for what it’s like to be a student at JSU. Students can check out the TMB Food Court, the Café, and the Jack Hopper Dining Hall while they’re in full swing. They can go to the enrollment offices and ask questions. Since it’s in the week, classes are in full swing, so students can see what the classrooms look like and might even have the opportunity to talk to a professor.
They can also come during the weekend, or for sporting events, but the offices and classrooms won’t necessarily be open.
To register for the Spring Preview Day on April 2nd, go to www.jsu.edu/admissions/preview-day/
To schedule a tour or visit, call the JSU Visitor Center at 256-782-5260
By: Brittany Noell (JSU student 2012-2016)
Monday, March 21, 2016
Every university president has a busy job, but a new president has even more to do to make his or her face known around a university.
Here at JSU the first six months of a presidency are most likely the busiest months of a president’s job. To give you just a little glimpse at what the job of a Jacksonville State University President entails, here is a small timeline of what Dr. John M. Beehler, Twelfth President of JSU, has done in his six months.
May 8, 2015: JSU Board of Trustees announced Dr. John M. Beehler as Twelfth President of JSU.
July 1, 2015: President Beehler and his family are welcomed by JSU employees on his first day as JSU’s new President.
August 7 2015: President Beehler awards graduating students diplomas and gives first commencement speech at JSU’s Summer 2015 Commencement.
August 26, 2015: President Beehler greets students on first day of classes.
October 13, 2015: President Beehler joins Governor Robert Bentley and area officials at the Gnutti Carlo USA ribbon cutting ceremony.
October 29, 2015: President Beehler crowns JSU’s Homecoming King and Queen.
October 31, 2015: President Beehler and family enjoy their first JSU Homecoming.
November 14, 2015: President Beehler congratulates the JSU Football team on becoming OVC Champions.
November 30, 2015: President Beehler and family host JSU in Lights with the SGA to welcome in the holidays.
December 18, 2015: President Beehler completes his sixth month as president by awarding diplomas at Fall Commencement.
For the first months of 2016 President Beehler didn’t slow down. He has been to many Chamber events, such as the Economic Forum that was on March 11. He even appeared on the show of JSU Alumni, Rick and Bubba.
On April 8, 2016, President Beehler will have been here at JSU for eleven months. To celebrate, he will be inaugurated as the Twelfth President of Jacksonville State University. The Investiture ceremony will be at 10:00 A.M. at the Pete Mathews Coliseum. Afterwards, there will be an inaugural reception at 12:00 P.M. on the 5th floor of Meehan Hall, formerly Stadium Towers. Also, from 2:30 P.M. – 4:30 P.M. the President and his family will be hosting an open house at the President’s home on campus.
So come out and celebrate with the family of Jacksonville State University!
By: Brittany Noell (JSU student 2012-2016)
Tuesday, March 15, 2016
Love Music? Art? Drama?
Want to learn new techniques?
Then Jacksonville State University’s Spring Kaleidoscope is for you!
You can hear a variety of styles like, jazz, opera, and choral. There will also be instrumental ensembles from JSU Chamber Winds, JSU Community Orchestra, Wind Ensemble and Symphonic Band, and more.
For you visual arts lovers there will be a Gallery Exhibition March 3 – April 7 in the Hammond Hall Gallery at JSU. The visiting artists this year are Leisa Rich and Virginia Greaves.
The Foothills Piano Festival presents Dr. Kevin Chance. This festival will be Friday, March 18th at 7:30 P.M. – 9:00 P.M. at the Mason Hall Performance Center. Dr. Chance is the guest of Dr. Wendy Freeland.
The Steel Band and Latin Ensemble Concert will be Tuesday, March 29th at 7:30 P.M. – 9:00 P.M. at the Mason Hall Performance Center. The Steel Band is directed by Dr. Thomas McCutchen. The Latin Ensemble is directed by Dr. Andy Nevala.
Cody Brookshire will be performing in an Electronic Music Lecture Recital Thursday, March 31st at 5:00 P.M. – 6:30 P.M. at the Mason Hall Performance Center. Cody is the guest of Dr. Chris Probst.
The Chamber Singers Dido and Aeneas Concert will be Monday, April 4th at 7:30 P.M. – 10:00 P.M. and Tuesday, April 5th at 7:30 P.M. – 9:00 P.M. at the Mason Hall Performance Center. The concert is directed by Dr. Patricia Corbin.
The 5th Annual Jazz Festival will be Friday, April 8th, 8:00 a.m. – 5:00 p.m. in Mason Hall and Leone Cole at JSU. This is a FREE event and is welcomed to everyone. The festival will be directed by Dr. Andy Nevala and is sponsored by the David L. Walters Department of Music.
Encore! Spring Concert is Thursday, April 14th at 7:30 P.M. – 9:00 P.M. at the Mason Hall Performance Center. The Show choir is directed by Dr. Renee Baptiste.
The Jacksonville Statesmen Spring Concert is Friday, April 15th at 7:30 P.M. – 9:00 P.M. at the Mason Hall Performance Center. The concert is directed by Dr. Nathan Wight.
There are many Junior Recitals in March and April:
Catherine Makofsky is a student of Mark Brandon. Catherine will be performing the clarinet Wednesday, March 16th at 7:30 P.M. – 8:30 P.M. in the Mason Hall Performance Center.
Elizabeth Laird is a student of Dr. Jeremy Benson. Elizabeth will be performing the flute Thursday, March 17th at 7:30 P.M. – 9:00 P.M. at the Mason Hall Performance Center.
Bryce Youmans is a student of Dr. David Lambert. Bryce will be performing the trombone Wednesday, March 30th at 7:30 P.M. – 8:30 P.M. at the Mason Hall Performance Center.
Philip Treutel is a student of Dr. Thomas McCutchen. Philip will be performing percussion Thursday, March 31st at 7:30 P.M. – 8:30 P.M. at the Mason Hall Performance Center.
Aaron Smith is a student of Mr. Chris Hosmer. Aaron will be performing the tuba Friday, April 1st at 7:30 P.M. – 8:30 P.M. at First United Methodist Church, 1400 Noble St. Anniston, Alabama.
Cody Whitfield is a student of Dr. David Lamb. Cody will be performing the trombone Saturday, April 2nd at 3:00 P.M. – 4:00 P.M. at the Mason Hall Performance Center.
T. J. Hughes is a student of Dr. Chris Probst. T. J. will be performing the trumpet Saturday, April 2nd at 7:30 P.M. – 8:30 P.M. at the Mason Hall Performance Center.
Georgia Bratton is a student of Dr. Jeremy Benson. Georgia will be performing the flute Sunday, April 3rd at 7:30 P.M. – 8:30 P.M. at the Mason Hall Performance Center.
Josh Hall is a student og Dr. David Lambert. Josh will be performing the trombone Tuesday, April 5th at 7:30 P.M. -8:30 P.M. at First United Methodist Church, 1400 Noble St. Anniston, Alabama.
Daren Turner is a student of Dr. Chris Probst. Daren will be performing the trumpet Saturday, April 9th at 3:00 P.M. – 4:00 P.M. at the Mason Hall Performance Center.
Trevor Stewart is a student of Chris Enghauser. Trevor will be performing the upright bass Monday, April 11th at 7:30 P.M. – 8:30 P.M. at the Mason Hall Performance Center.
Cameron Born is a student of Dr. Tony Logsdon. Cameron will be performing Tuesday, April 12th at 7:30 P.M. – 8:30 P.M. at the Mason Hall Performance Center.
Thomas Osborne is a student of Dr. Chris Probst. Thomas will be performing the trumpet Wednesday, April 13th at 7:30 P.M. – 8:30 P.M. at the Mason Hall Performance Center.
John Roller is a student of Christopher Hosmer. John will be performing the euphonium Sunday, April 17th at 3:00 P.M. – 4:00 P.M. at the Mason Hall Performance Center.
Lydia Wright is a student of Julianne Steele. Lydia will be performing the violin Sunday, April 17th at 5:00 P.M. – 6:00 P.M. at the Mason Hall Performance Center.
There are also a couple of Senior Recitals:
Jarret Irish is a student of Kenyon Carter. Jarret will be performing the saxophone Monday, March 28th at 7:30 P.M. – 8:30 P.M. at the Cheaha Brewing Company, 1208 Walnut Ave, Anniston, Alabama.
Debra Mantua is a student of Dr. Nathan Wight. Debra will be performing soprano Saturday, April 9th at 7:30 P.M. – 8:30 P.M. at the Mason Hall Performance Center.
By: Brittany Noell (JSU student 2012-2016)