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Successful IELTS Tips [Dec. 11th, 2010|09:36 am]
Jacksonville State University


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(no subject) [Nov. 2nd, 2006|07:38 pm]
Jacksonville State University

Some lj-friends and I have created a new LJ community...


We're a lot like NaNoWriMo, but without the fancy website and dedicated to research writing instead of fiction.

Feel free to join us for National Research Writing Month, from Nov 1 - Nov 30. The goal of this endeavor is to offer encouragement to get stuff done, to basically partake in a community dedicated to BIC (Butt-in-chair) and complete whatever research writing tasks we have on hand.

We invite you to join us for this marathon of research writing if you have any reports, articles, a disseration, a thesis, or basically any non-fiction writing you need to complete.

Feel free to post notes in the community about what you are doing, daily word counts, and links to where we can find your progress.

Good Luck and Productive Writing!
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Living on campus [Oct. 24th, 2005|11:26 pm]
Jacksonville State University

Hey everyone.. I'm Sarah, 21 and about to start JSU in January as a transfer student. More than likely, I'll be moving on campus, and I was just curious if there was anyone in this group that has either lived on campus or is living on campus now (any girls living in Sparkman, in particular, but also feedback from Fitzpatrick or the co-ed dorms is appreciated). I'll be up there on Nov. 7th for a campus tour (didn't get to campus in time for the preview day), and also I'm interested in any feedback about clubs on campus (primarily BCM/any other Christian clubs, and any clubs for education majors). I appreciate it all, and I hope you all have a great week. : )
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casting for ELIMIDATE!!! [Sep. 28th, 2005|10:41 am]
Jacksonville State University

We are casting for 6 episodes of elimiDATE in Jacksonville. We are looking for sexy, competitive, singles between the ages 21-40. We are also looking for couples between the ages of 21-40 who would like to test their relationships by dating singles on our show.

All interested should send a picture along with two contact phone numbers to steph_kula@yahoo.com
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(no subject) [Jul. 12th, 2005|10:24 am]
Jacksonville State University

Hi everyone.
I'm looking for a bit of help here. I need to find a place to live in the Jacksonville area, and I can't seem to find rental places to get in touch with from online, and the yellow pages do not indicate who rents and who is just an outright seller.

I'm looking for an apartment or townhouse that I could rent (that allows pets).
Can anyone tell me some realty places or anything at all I could get in touch with?
I can call around and find out who fits my needs; I'm just unable to find any listings.

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Lunatics and Lovers - Mozart [May. 22nd, 2005|12:39 am]
Jacksonville State University
JSU Opera Theater is opening a new show "Lunatics and Lovers" this week. There are two open dress rehearsal on Tues. and Thurs. at 7pm, and two official performances on Friday and Saturday nights at 7pm. The dress rehearsals are free, but the performances cost $5. The show is in the PC of Mason Hall. It is a comic opera written by Mozart, but we will be singing it in the translated English version. If you can, you should come out and see it - it is going to be a great show!
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JSU's President Report [Apr. 20th, 2005|05:19 pm]
Jacksonville State University
For those of you that don't check your GEM account email or read the JSU digest, this is the president report right here. Its good that he keeps up informed.

President's Quarterly Report
to Board of Trustees




April 18, 2005


Ayers Hall Renovation

The building is taking shape and is approximately 93% complete. The general contractor, Chorba Contracting, has expedited the construction activities and schedules in order to complete the project in early May 2005.

McClellan Building 3181

JSU activities have moved into the facility and are in operation. Several outstanding punch list items remain uncompleted and efforts are being made to resolve these with the contractor. Additional renovation/modifications are being planned. These include designs and estimates for an archeology wet lab and the State Forensic Lab within the building. The main sewer lines for the facility have been examined with a TV camera and problems have been located that need repairs or replacement. Plans and cost estimates are being developed and evaluated to resolve the sewer line problems for the building.

Library Interior Improvements

Hudak and Dawson Contracting is approximately 98% finished at this time. Several outstanding electrical items remain uncompleted. An electrical change order remains to be accomplished before the project is completed.

Field House Renovation

Hudak and Dawson Contracting has been instructed to complete the original contract document and complete the renovations in an expeditious manner. Porch extension, underneath enclosures and upgrades to the upstairs have been held in abeyance for future construction activities and will be reviewed by the Board’s athletic committee.

Paul Snow Stadium - Artificial Turf

Bids were received on March 31, 2005, and the low bidder was ProGrass from Pittsburgh, PA at $764,142. Contract documents have been signed and mobilization is in process to get this project underway in an expeditious manner and complete the project by July 23, 2005.

Demolition of Steam Plant, Abercrombie and Luttrell Halls

Bids were received on March 8, 2005, and the low bidder at $438,000 was Taylor Construction from Oxford, AL. Re-routing of water lines and fiber optics are in process in advance of the actual demolition of these facilities. Contracts have been signed and the contractor is mobilizing to the site.

Roof Replacement 2002

The contractor, Standard Roofing, has responded and tried to correct various leaks at Stephenson Hall. No remediation effort has been accomplished within the inside of the gym ceiling area by the contractor at this time.

Little River Canyon Field School

Funding in the amount of $6.3 million has been appropriated and authorized for use through NASA. An entire project and construction document is being developed by the architect in concert with Mr. Pete Conroy’s office and National Park Services.

Chimney Peak Observatory

Finalizing the design and completing the contract documents are in the final stages with the architect in order to bid this project. An appraisal for an additional acre of land at the site has been completed and communication with the property owner has been initiated.

Kennamer Hall

The dedication of Kennamer Hall will be today following a special Trustees luncheon at 12:30 honoring Bob and Lou Kennamer. The building will be open and available for the public to view. This is an outstanding facility that will benefit our athletic department for years to come


Fall 2005 Application Count

The number of new student applications accepted for Fall Semester 2005 is at this time 272 applicants above last year's count at the same time. The total number of new applicants accepted as of April 13 was 2,488; among those are 480 from Georgia which represents an increase of 138 above last year at this time. Preview Day weekends in February and March were successful and registered 432 new students for Fall Semester 2005.

Housing Report

University Housing reported that residence hall and apartment re-application went well. The re-application process ended March 18 and 89%of the University’s apartments were under contract. The residence hall average re-application was 26% with Logan Hall at 84%and Patterson at 71%, which leaves plenty of room for the new students in the Fall.

Governmental Affairs


The Council of College and University Presidents and the Alabama Commission on Higher Education are grateful to Governor Riley for presenting his budget, which supports the first unanimous Unified Budget Request for the Education Trust Fund since 1988. The Governor’s budget request would increase higher education funding to $138, 230,921 or 11.62% and Jacksonville State University by $3.2 million. Last week the education and finance committee of the House of Representatives passed out of committee its recommendation for higher education that would increase funding by approximately 14% and JSU by $3.9 million. The Alabama Senate has pending legislation that would provide one time funding of higher education just less than $50 million. JSU’s portion of this proposal is $1.8 million. Unfortunately there is not enough new money to do both, and, at this time, it doesn’t appear that the education budget will pass any earlier than the last days of this session. The good news is that it seems to be a good year for higher education to receive an increase.

State Plan for Alabama Higher Education

Recently we mailed to you a copy of the State Plan for Alabama Higher Education adopted by the Alabama Commission on Higher Education in August 2003. The plan presents a vision for Alabama higher education, a purpose statement, and goals for a five-year period. The accountability portion of the plan requires that each institution complete three reports:

an oral report to the Commission by the president as to the institution's progress toward statewide goals,

an annual report from the Board of Trustees to the Commission as to the institution’s strategies to accomplish the statewide goals, and

a performance report on the institution’s strategies to the Executive Budget Office.

In March, I presented the first institutional report to the Commission. I will now share that report with you.

Mr. Tim Smith, Director of Institutional Research, will now review the draft Trustees Report mailed to you recently. Mr. Chairman, I would request approval of the Trustees Report.

State Audit

The Department of Examiners of Public Accounts completed its audit of Jacksonville State University for the fiscal year 2003-2004, and I am pleased to tell you that we received an unqualified audit with no findings. The Examiner’s office completed the audit in early March and each Trustee was mailed a copy of this report. I am very appreciative of the cooperation from the Business Affairs Division, Mr. Carlson, his staff and Director of Internal Audit, Ms. La Rocca.

Academic Affairs Report

I would like to ask Dr. Turner to present the Academic Affairs report.

Division of Information Technology

At our last meeting we shared that JSU is facing the need to acquire new software that will be the basis for all university administrative computing systems for the next twenty years. I have asked Mr. Randy Harper, Executive Director of Information Technology, to provide a brief update as to the status of the expenditure required for this next generation of software.

Institutional Advancement Report

Earlier this semester you received a copy of The Gem of the Hills, JSU’s alumni magazine. I want to thank Mr. Serviss and his staff for an excellent job on this publication. Mr. Serviss, our Vice President, will provide an update from his division.


Mr. Fuller will provide an update on our athletic programs.
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Dido and Aeneas [Apr. 3rd, 2005|02:54 pm]
Jacksonville State University
I just wanted to let everyone know that JSU's chamber singers is performing the opera Dido and Aneas on Tuesday night at 7:00 pm. Admission is free and we are only doing one performance. It is going to be a great show ! I am cast as the Sorceress, Judy Holt as Dido, Desmond Hubard as Aeneas, and Kim Miller as Belinda. Please come out and support the music department ! I am really excited !
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(no subject) [Mar. 30th, 2005|12:43 pm]
Jacksonville State University
[mood |pleasedpleased]
[music |JSU Star music stuff playing in my head]

Congratulations on the first JSU Star winners. This event was sponsored by the SGA. It was a great turn out. The auditorium was packed and a lot of people were left standing in the back of the auditorium. Hopefully we can do the event again next year...so if ya'll have a talent feel free to showcase at the next JSU Star Talent Show. Grand prize was a $1,000 and various other prizes. Grand prize gets to perform at the 2005 Homecoming Pageant Congratulations and a round of applause to:

Grand Prize: Michael McDonald and Katie McCombs-They sang an awesome and powerful duet.
1st Runner up: Marcia Barnes-She played piano and sang her original song that she wrote "Catch me if you can."
2nd runner up: Jordan Christenot-he performed Musical Jubilee. In his act (I think in 4 minutes...that was the limit...but I'm not sure if it was 4 minutes) he played the guitar, then the piano, then the drums, and then the harmonica.
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JSU Star Talent Show, March 29, 2005 [Mar. 22nd, 2005|09:11 pm]
Jacksonville State University
[mood |excitedexcited]
[music |JSU fight song played by the Marching Southerners]

JSU Star Talent Show, March 29, 2005, Tuesday
Admission: FREE FREE FREE FREE FREE FREE FREE free FREE free free FREE free FREE free free free free
Sponsored by the Student Government Association
7:30 PM in the TMB Auditorium

Come vote on the next JSU Star (kind of like American Idol)

From music majors, to Marching Southerner Alumni, to someone in gospel choir, to a group called the "Roast Beef Sandwiches," to a Canadian girl...this will be a great talent show. There is 23 acts in it. Time limit is 4 minutes. We will have prizes for the audience during intermission and refreshment will be sold.
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