ACADEMIC AND STUDENT AFFAIRS Academic Affairs Mr. Andrew Green was hired as the Director of Academic Advisement. Academic Advisement will be a central advisement center for students and will be located on the 3rd floor of TMB. Department of Military Science Commissioned 17 quality officers in fiscal year 2009, one of which entered the Army Nurse Corps. JSU remains the leader in 6th Brigade and ranks in the top 15% of all ROTC programs in the nation. JSU ROTC organized and conducted a memorial ceremony for the University and community honoring the fallen victims of 9-11. At least three television news channels, two news papers, a radio station, and numerous photographers covered the event contributing to our Community Relations. Sent fourteen Cadets to the Leader Development and Assessment Course at Fort Lewis, Washington (Summer of 2009) who performed with an increased percentage of overall “E” ratings from 5% to 36%. They exceeded the Brigade Army Physical Fitness Test score, land navigation scores, and percentage of overall “E” ratings. Through aggressive marketing and recruiting, increased freshmen enrollment in the Military Science program by 38% compared with enrollment for the 2007/2008 school year. Sent five Cadets to the Leaders' Training Course at Fort Knox, KY and two Cadets to airborne training at Fort Benning, GA. Brought in three new members of the staff: SFC Mercer, MSG Laitinen, and CPT Painter. JSU ROTC hosted a Reserve Recruiter Training session for members of the Anniston Recruiting Battalion. Our cadets participated in the MAJ Dewayne Williams Memorial Golf Tournament to raise funds for JSU ROTC. Our cadets participated in the M&H Valve American Family Day to show support for the community and raise money for the ROTC Cadet Fund. JSU ROTC conducted a Cadet Change of Command Ceremony as CDT LTC Bobby Hill replaced CDT LTC Mike Schreckenbach as the MS-IV Cadet Battalion Commander. Positive developmental environment resulted in JSU ROTC retention rates for freshmen, sophomore, junior, and senior Cadets that exceeded 2008 U.S. Army Cadet Command National averages. Implemented a new MS-IV administered study hall program which resulted in increased grade point averages. Three JSU Cadre Members supported US Army Cadet National Leadership Assessment Course at Fort Lewis Washington The Cadets represented us well competing with 12 other Universities at the Georgia Shine Competition. They took part in numerous activities including Squad Tactical Exercises, Day and Night Land Navigation, and a two mile Ruck March. The JSU ROTC Color Guard conducted over a dozen high visibility events from Christmas Parades to Veteran’s Day. JSU ROTC sent one JSU nursing professor to the US Army Cadet National Leadership Assessment Course. LTC White spoke at the 2025th National Guard Departure Ceremony. LTC White spoke at the Gadsden/Etowah High School JROTC Military Ball. LTC White spoke at the Ohatchee High School Memorial Day Ceremony. Our Cadre spoke at 12 different High Schools in order to recruit JSU Students. MAJ Shackelford and 2LT Dickinson attended JSU Freshman Orientation Sessions with display table and informational packets to distribute to interested applicants on 16, 18, 22, and 25 June. MAJ Shackelford was invited by the local Alabama Army National Guard Recruiting Station to conduct and supervise a Combat Water Survival Test for incoming soldiers into the National Guard. MAJ Shackelford hosted an open house for the Jasper High School JROTC Commander and cadets. They were given a tour of the University and the facilities of Rowe Hall, and received a briefing on the financial assistance available through ROTC. MAJ Shackelford, 2LT May and 2LT Hicks conducted a briefing for the first semester nursing students and provided them with lunch and informational pamphlets. MAJ Shackelford, 2LT Payne and 2LT Jones conducted briefings and passed out recruiting items for students interested in ROTC during “Get On Board Day”. The ROTC Department provided security, personnel to work the gates, and parking assistance during all of the JSU football games. MAJ Shackelford gave a presentation on the U.S. Constitution to the Calhoun County Tech School. MAJ Shackelford attended Pell City High School for a College and Career Fair to provide briefings and information pamphlets to interested high school juniors and seniors. MAJ Shackelford attended Clay County and Sylacauga High Schools for their College and Career Fairs to provide briefings and information pamphlets to interested high school juniors and seniors. LTC Pass was promoted from Major to Lieutenant Colonel College of Arts and Sciences Department of Art Faculty Accomplishments Mr. Ron Baker, Instructor, won Third Place in Painting Oil/Acrylic in the Gadsden Art Association’s 50th Annual Juried Show, held at the Gadsden Museum of Art. His painting was published on the postcard announcement. Ms. Diana Cadwallader, Professor of Graphic Design, had work selected by artist Betty La Duke for inclusion in the Northern National Art Competition at Nicolet College Art Gallery in Rhinelander, WI. Mr. Doug Clark, Assistant Professor of Photography, had three photographs included in the national juried 2009 American Visions Photography Exhibition – Going Green at the Museum of Anthropology at California State University, Chico. Clark is the moderator for the Graduate Question and Answer Panel at the Society for Photographic Education South Central Regional Meeting hosted by Nichols Sate University in Thibodaux, LA. He will also moderate a panel of schools presenting their MFA programs. Clark is a co- investigator along with Dr. Kelly D. Gregg and Dr. Jonathan M. Herbert from the Physical and Earth Sciences Department on an external grant that was recently awarded from the National Park Service. The grant is titled Using Digital Imagery for Preliminary Geologic Mapping of the Little River Canyon National Preserve. Clark collaborated with Ms. Sarah Cusimano Miles on a photograph that will be published in an upcoming edition of Forbes magazine in conjunction with an article about a local law firm. Clark was the Guest Speaker at the September meeting of the Cheaha Photographers Association. Dr. Karen Henricks, Professor of Art History, curated and installed Fabulous Frocks and Frills: The Lure of Fashion, an exhibition at the Berman Museum. She had help with this project with three student interns, Ms. Joy Manley, Ms. Amber Morgan, and Ms. Celeste Paxton. The exhibition was reviewed in the Style File column of The Anniston Star in an article titled Berman Museum Explores a Century of Fashion. Dr. Henricks gave a lecture on Alabama Art and Artists Under the New Deal at the Tennessee Valley Art Association Art Museum for the opening of their exhibition WPA: The Era, Art, and Legacy. She also did a gallery talk and tour of the WPA Prints from Montevallo University which is part of the exhibition. Ms. Allison McElroy, Assistant Professor of Painting and Drawing, had two pieces accepted into the Gadsden Art Association’s 50th Annual Juried Show, Gadsden Museum of Art. McElroy won Second Place in Painting Dry/Mixed Media and an Honorable Mention in Sculpture. McElroy and her student Rick Adkins had work accepted into Fluxhibition #3: Thinking Inside the Box, exhibited at The Flux Museum & The International Museum of Collage, Assemblage, & Construction. The work is now part of the Museum's permanent collection. Both pieces are in an on-line exhibition. Both pieces were also published on a poster. McElroy’s work was published on-line with an exhibition review on NPR. McElroy has work on exhibit in a two-person show titled Equiloberium in the Hammond Hall Art Gallery. She was interviewed for an article titled Artists in Art Exhibit Openings in The Jacksonville News. Mr. Steve Loucks, Professor of Ceramics, had work juried into the 38th Annual Kentuck Festival of the Arts in Northport, AL. Loucks had three pieces accepted into the Gadsden Art Association’s 50th Annual Juried Show, Gadsden Museum of Art. Loucks won First Place in Clay/Pottery. A detail from one of his pieces was published on the postcard announcement. Loucks has work in Positive Energy at the Litebox Gallery, in Birmingham, AL. He also has work on exhibit in Drink: Functional Forms For Every Libation, Lillstreet Art Center, Chicago, IL. Mr. Marvin Shaw, Professor of Printmaking, was commissioned by The Square Cupboard of Hernado, MS, to produce pottery and tableware. The Square is a wedding arrangement, planner, and caterer business that serves the greater Memphis area. Shaw was also commissioned to produce several limited edition prints for them. Ms. Jauneth Skinner, Professor and Head of the Art Department, opened Jax Printmakers Ink, an artist printmakers collaborative studio with a gallery on the square in Jacksonville. Ms. Diana Cadwallader, Ms. Allison McElroy, and Ms. Anita Stewart are also members of the studio collaborative. The artists exhibited in the inaugural show of Jax Printmakers Ink in Gallery 9. Skinner was interviewed in an article titled New Gallery Opens in Jacksonville in The Anniston Star. She was also featured in Restoring the Past in both The Piedmont Journal and The Jacksonville News. Skinner did some restoration and cleaning of an oil painting portrait of Mary Alice Craig, painted in 1942. Skinner had three pieces accepted into the Gadsden Art Association’s 50th Annual Juried Show, held at the Gadsden Museum of Art. Skinner was appointed Vice Chair on the Cheaha Creative Arts Steering Committee. She is working with graduate student Mr. Jason Wright on the Civil Rights Trail, an exhibit design project sponsored by the Spirit of Anniston. Skinner is also working with graphic design interns Ms. AnnaMaria Jacob and Ms. Carol Gibson on a project for the Tannehill State Park. Ms. Anne Wedler, Assistant Professor of Painting and Drawing, has work on exhibit in a two-person show titled Equiloberium in the Hammond Hall Art Gallery. Ms. Sarah Cusimano Miles, Instructor, had three photographs purchased by the Alabama Power Company as part of their corporate collection. She has a piece in a group show called Idle Hands at the new Sella Granate Gallery on the UA campus in Tuscaloosa, AL. The show will travel to the University of Nebraska, Lincoln campus. Miles collaborated with Mr. Doug Clark on a photograph that will be published in an upcoming edition of Forbes magazine in conjunction with an article about a local law firm. Successful Students and Alumni Ms. Jessica Stephens, graphic design major, completed a second internship with Southern Bride Magazine in Memphis, and another internship with Southern Living magazine. Stephens also received a photography internship from the Southern Progress Corporation in the Oxmoor House Division in Birmingham. The Art Alliance (an art student group) is participating in The Sketchbook Project. This is an invitational show that will travel to the following locations: Art House Gallery, Atlanta, GA; 303 Grand St., Brooklyn, NY; Art and Shelter Gallery at The Salvation Army Alegria, Los Angeles, CA; Soulard Art Market, Saint Louis, MO; and Home Gallery, Chicago, IL. The Art Alliance in conjunction with McElroy’s drawing classes are participating in the Fundred Dollar Bill Project. The Fundred Dollar Bill Project is an artwork Connecting + Collecting the voices of youth to support a solution to help end childhood lead poisoning. All proceeds go to help Post Katrina victims. The Art Alliance is designing and painting a mural for The Little Tree Preschool. The Little Tree is a non- profit preschool that specializes in providing high-quality services for children with autism and other developmental disabilities as their typically developing peers. Mr. Jason Wright, (2009 graduate, BFA in graphic design), completed work for the Little River Canyon, The Fiber Arts Show, and is working on the Civil Rights Trail, an exhibit design project sponsored by the Spirit of Anniston. Ms. AnnaMaria Jacob and Ms. Carol Gibson are working on a project for the Tannehill State Park. Mr. Rick Adkins, BFA candidate in printmaking, was selected to be a studio assistant for The Quiet Crow Press, a graphic arts publisher. He had work accepted into Fluxhibition #3: Thinking Inside the Box, exhibited at The Flux Museum & The International Museum of Collage, Assemblage, & Construction. The work is now part of the Museum's permanent collection. His piece is in an on-line exhibition and was also published on a poster. Gadsden Art Association 50th Annual Juried Show, held at the Gadsden Museum of Art. JSU Art Department Alumni Award winners: Mr. "Beer" Chunhaswaskiki received an Honorable Mention in Clay/Pottery; Ms. Paulette Parks received First Place in Sculpture and an Honorable Mention in Watercolor Painting. Ms. Mary Jones and Ms. Leah Van Gilder both had three pieces accepted into the exhibition. The Gadsden Museum of Art 2009 Photography Competition Award Winners: Ms. Peggy Nichols received Third Place in People/Portraits and Honorable Mention in Wildlife; Ms. Misty Brooks received Honorable Mention in People/Portraits. Ms. Shannon Carter, BFA in painting, 2008, was featured in an article titled Art on the Rocks: Making Life More Colorful, published in The Jacksonville News. Ms. Carter is an artist employed at Art on the Rocks in Jacksonville. Hammond Hall Art Gallery Exhibitions Equiloberium, paintings by Allison McElroy and Anne Wedler, September 1 – 30. Translated Landscapes: Paintings by Brian Taylor, October 6 – 28, Opening Reception October 6, 7:00 – 9:00 pm. JSU Art Faculty Exhibition, Opening Reception November 3, 7:00 – 9:00 pm. BFA / BA Senior Exhibition, Opening December 1, 7:00 – 9:00 pm. Department of Biology Dr. Frank A. Romano, III. 2009. Tardigrada of the Gulf of Mexico. In: Felder, DL and D. Camp (eds). 2009. Gulf of Mexico: Origin, Waters and Biota. Vol. 1 Biodiversity. Texas A & M University Press. Drs. Benjie Blair, Mark Meade, Chris Murdock, Steve Watts (UAB), W. Lawrence Molecular Analysis of Gut Microflora in Captive-Raised Sea Urchins (Lytechinus variegates). Journal of World Aquaculture. In press. Dr. Frank Romano, Ms. Susan Sewell (JSU alum and GSCC Instructor), Ms. Li-Ju Chen, and Mr. Robert Dafoe had 5 abstracts accepted to the 11th International Symposium on Tardigrades held at the University of Tubergin, Tubergin, Germany. Dr. Benjie Blair and Jan Gryko submited a grant to NSF - Acquisition of Simultaneous Thermal Analyzer for Undergraduate Research. Drs. Benjie Blair, Robert Carter, George Cline, Mitjitaba Hamissou, Mark Meade, James Rayburn, Frank Romano, Roger Sauterer received the JSU Faculty Research Award 2008-2009 Dr. Benjie Blair served on the Pandemic Planning and Preparedness Response Committee and attended the Calhoun County Health Department roundtable on H1N1 viruses. Dr. Benjie Blair attended the meeting on the Alabama Medical Education Consortium. Dr. George Cline Attended the ACHE Committee Meeting in Montgomery. Dr. Mark Meade was certified as a Fisheries Professional by the American Fisheries Society. Dr. George Cline – Elected to Executive Board for the Association of Southeastern Biologists Dr. George Cline – named to Steering Committee for the Alabama Chapter of Partners in Amphibian and Reptile Conservation (PARC) Drs. George Cline & James Rayburn received the Dean’s Service Award (A&S) Dr. Benjie Blair reviewed 19 abstracts for the Annual Biomedical Research Conference for Minority Students. Dr. Benjie Blair reviewed two NSF grant proposals Drs. Benjie Blair, Chris Murdock, and James Rayburn each presented two talks at Little River Canyon Field School. Ms. Cheryl Sessler, a graduate student in Dr. Blair’s laboratory, spent the summer doing an internship at the CDC in Atlanta. Ms. Sunde Jones was awarded the Best Student Poster Award at the SE SETAC meeting. Ms. Kristin Shirey was selected as a recipient of the SURP (Summer Undergraduate Research Program) at the University of Alabama, Tuscaloosa (part of the NSF REU Program) Ms. Jayne Lampley was accepted into the Aquatic Chemical Ecology summer research program at Georgia Tech (part of the NSF REU Program). Department of Criminal Justice Dr. Ronald Mellen and Ms. Janice Parmer-Shedd, a JSU Criminal Justice major, collaborated in researching and writing the article, “The Alpha-Stim SCS as a Treatment for Clinical and Stress Symptoms,” published in the July 2009 issue of The Correctional Psychologist (Volume 41, #2). “Bipolarity from an Evolutionary Angle” by Dr. Ronald Mellen and Dr. Wade C. Mackey, was accepted for publication in the Fall 2009 issue of Mankind Quarterly. Dr. Ronald Mellen and Mr. Jason Gillian published a short article in the Southern States Correctional Association's journal, Southern Concourse (Summer, 2009), which summarized several Alpha-Stim studies published earlier in other journals. Dr. Vance McLaughlin and Dr. Richard Kania presented a training unit on “Ground Avoidance and Escape” to the Calhoun County Sheriff’s Department Reserve in May. Both Drs. McLaughlin and Kania also are reserve deputies with the sheriff’s department. An article by Dr. Wade C. Mackey, “The Presence of the U.S. Father as an Enhancement for His Children's Reading Achievement: Masculine Influence or a Second Parent?” appeared in Reading Improvement, Summer, 2009. The article was researched and submitted while Dr. Mackey was still on the JSU-CJ faculty. Dr. Mackey’s co-author is Bonnie W. Mackey of the University of Houston--Clear Lake. Dr. Mackey also has been featured in a Wikipedia article, “Wade Clark Mackey,” which acknowledges his theoretical contributions to the study of social problems. The article mentions his service at JSU and his collaborations with JSU-CJ faculty. Dr. Ardie Dial and Dr. Richard Kania attended the annual meeting of the Southern Criminal Justice Association in Charleston, S.C. in September. Dr. Kania presented a paper co-authored with Dr. Richard Weinblatt on “Volunteer, Auxiliary and Reserve Law Enforcement Programs.” Dr. Kania also took part in a roundtable on “Observing Leading Development – Future Alternatives, Reflective Thoughts,” speaking on the problems of the Police-Community Relations approach to police procedures. Dr. Dial joined in a roundtable on a “Review of Recent Significant Court cases.” Department of English Dr. Larry Gray has recently delivered scholarly papers at two international academic conferences. In June at Notre Dame, his paper dealt with anti-Fascist novels from the inter-World War period in England. In late September, Dr. Gray spoke on the subject of Ayn Rand's novel, Atlas Shrugged, at the British Film Institute in London. No film version of the novel exists, and Dr. Gray explained the unique issues of cinematic adaptation in this case to a gathering of top film scholars and screenwriters. Dr. Steven Whitton announces that the JSU Writers Bowl will take place on October 28, 2009. Imagining the Holocaust Writing Competition is underway and ON THE BRINK conference is scheduled for February 13, 2010. Dr. Carmine Di Biase’s work Travel and Translation in the Early Modern Period (which he edited) earned a place in The Translation Studies Encyclopedia (2nd edition, 2009), edited by Mona Baker and Gabriela Saldanha. His article, Ovid, Pettie, and the Mythic Foundation of Cymbeline, was listed among four other articles in Harold Bloom's bibliography for Cymbeline, in his book, Shakespeare's Romances. This appeared in 2000, but Dr. Di Biase discovered it only last week. Dr. Raina Kostova gave a presentation, titled “Beyond Modernism: Wallace Stevens’ Search for Future Metaphysics in Notes Toward a Supreme Fiction” at the International Association for Philosophy and Literature in London, June 1-7, 2009. As chair of a panel, titled “Reading Ethics in the 21st Century,” she has selected three out of thirteen abstracts for presentations at the South Atlantic Modern Language Association (SAMLA) to be held in Atlanta, GA, November 6-8, 2009. Dr. Kostova plans to present a paper, titled “The Future of a (Dis)illusion: Freud’s and Stevens’ Tracings of Reality” at the Modernist Studies Association (MSA) to be held in Montreal, Canada, Nov. 8, 2009. Since the SAMLA and MSA conferences coincide in time, she has found a substitute moderator for the SAMLA panel, who will represent her. She had already completed all the work on selecting panelists before she realized the conflict in the timing of the two conferences. Department of History and Foreign Languages The History & Foreign Languages Department installed two smart classrooms in Stone Center, which brings the departmental total to 4 classrooms equipped with “smart” technology that will enhance the JSU learning experience for our students. The department will seek to add at least one more such classroom in the coming academic year. Dr. George Lauderbaugh , Associate Professor of Latin American History, was recently invited to in a seminar commemorating the bicentennial of Ecuador’s independence movement by the faculty of Latin American Social Sciences, Ecuador Campus(F:ASCO Ecuador). FLASCO selected Lauderbaugh in recognition of his “enormous contributions to the study of the history of the relationship between Ecuador and the United States.” He also contributed a chapter titled “The United States and Ecuador During World War II,” that will be published as part of a bicentennial series on the history of Ecuador. Dr. Lauderbaugh will travel to Ecuador in November to present his research. Dr. Don Prudlo, Assistant Professor, took, and successfully returned, 5 JSU students to Italy this summer for a study tour entitled “Shakespeare in Italy.” Dr. Prudlo used Shakespeare as a backdrop to study the religion, politics, art, architecture, and history of Italy from Roman times through the late Renaissance Period. Dr. Prudlo reports that professors from other universities along for the trip noted how well JSU students were engaged in the classes, and how they seemed to embrace the experience better than students at other universities. Institute for Emergency Preparedness The Institute for Emergency Preparedness (IEP) continues to provide a leadership role in emergency management education and serve the region through contractual emergency planning services and community and scholarly activities. Academic Programs: Rapid growth in enrollment seen in the past years has slowed significantly in all probability due to the large increase in tuition for online students. IEP Faculty and Staff Contractual Services: During this reporting time-frame, the IEP has 1 completed contract and has 3 active contracts, totaling $491,459.05. Completed contract(s) include: Medical Coordinator for Alabama CSEPP, ADPH (FY08). IEP will continue to work with ADPH to provide medical planning and guidance for the six CSEPP counties in Alabama with this contract totaling $191,500.00. Active contract(s) include: Southeast Regional Research Initiative, Oak Ridge National Laboratory, Community and Regional Resilience Initiative (CARRI) Project. JSU was awarded a contract to study community resilience in Alabama. Using a cross-disciplinary approach, the project team will develop a resilience baseline assessment and other practical tools communities can use to evaluate and build their capacity to respond and recover from disaster and other emergencies. Dr. Jane Kushma is the principal investigator and project manager. The contract totals $189,404.05. Center for the Study of High Consequence Event Preparedness and Response, Department of Homeland Security (DHS), Johns Hopkins University Consortium. IEP will continue to work on this project with the consortium in development of emergency preparedness awareness courses during the second year. JSU’s contract for the third year is $15,420.00. Medical Coordinator for Alabama CSEPP, ADPH (FY09). IEP will continue to work with ADPH to provide medical planning and guidance for the six CSEPP counties in Alabama with this contract totaling $95,135.00. Scholarly and Community Activities of Faculty: Dr. Barry Cox: Conference exhibition: “2009 Annual Association of Public Safety Communications (APCO) Conference.” Las Vegas, Nevada: August 2009. Conference exhibition: “2009 Association of Public Safety Communications (APCO) Canada Conference.” Regina, Saskatchewan, Canada: October 2009. Conference exhibition: “2009 South Carolina National Emergency Number Association (NENA) Conference.” Myrtle Beach, South Carolina: October 2009. Conference exhibition: “2009 Tennessee Emergency Number Association (TENA) Conference.” Pigeon Forge, Tennessee: September 2009. Conference exhibition: “Alabama National Emergency Number Association (NENA) Gulf Coast Conference 2009.” Orange Beach, Alabama: October 2009. Dr. Jane Kushma: Contract: “Emergency Management Program Evaluation and Assessment,” course treatment for the FEMA Higher Education Project: Awarded August 2009. Invitee: “ESF #14 Long Term Community Recovery Focus Group,” Federal Emergency Management Agency, Washington, DC: July 2009. Invitee: “VHA Comprehensive Emergency Management Program Evaluation and Research Conference,” Veterans Health Administration, Washington, DC: July 2009. Presentation: “A Common Framework for Assessing Community Resilience,” Emergency Preparedness and Incident Conference, Mid-South Association of Contingency Planners, Memphis, TN: September 2009. Dr. Bill Lowe: Lowe, Bill. "Promoting Your Career Development To Achieve Fire Service Success!" International Association of Fire Chiefs' Conference. Dallas, Texas: August 2009. Lowe, Bill with Sheriff Kem Kimbrough. “SWAT/SRT and Tactical Medics – Everyone Goes Home!” National Sheriff Magazine. July/August 2009. Dr. Jeff Ryan was invited to participate in a one-day Bio-Defense Way Ahead Project Workshop on September 16th. The purpose of the workshop was to assemble a group of international bio-defense and bioterrorism experts to suggest ways ahead for the US bio-defense program from the present until the year 2020. The project was funded by the Defense Threat Reduction Agency (DTRA) and organized by the United States Air Force Counterproliferation Center. Connie White and Linda Plotnick. “A Framework to Identify Best Practices: Social Media and Web 2.0 Technologies in the Emergency Domain,” International Journal of Information Systems for Crisis Response And Management (IJISCRAM), IGI Publishers, October 2009. Guest Editor: Linda Plotnick and Connie White. “A Social Media Tsunami: The Approaching Wave. Online Social Networks to Support Community Resilience Through Collaborative Web 2.0 Technologies,” International Journal of Information Systems for Crisis Response And Management (IJISCRAM), IGI Publishers, October 2009. Department of Learning Skills ExSEL 2009 was held June 17th –August 4th 2009. Of the 32 students enrolled, 30 completed the program and all 30 are enrolled in fall 2009 courses. Assistant Director, Mrs. Courtney Peppers-Owen, worked with Dr. Timothy King, AVPEM & SA, and the Enrollment Management Committee on increasing the fall 2009 enrollment of LS 104 Academic Success Skills. This fall, 26 sections of the course are being offered to accommodate all incoming, conditionally admitted freshmen. 476 students are enrolled in the course. On July 30, 2009, Mrs. Courtney Peppers-Owen, Mr. John Brown and Mrs. Connie Williams offered instructor training for any new Learning Skills instructors. Five new Learning Skills adjunct/overload faculty attended the training. Mrs. Courtney Peppers-Owen is continuing to work with Dr. Timothy King and the Enrollment Management Committee on finding ways to implement a banner requirement for LS 104. This requirement will ensure that students, who do not attempt or pass the course in the fall, attempt and pass the course in the following spring semester. Mrs. Courtney Peppers-Owen and Learning Skills instructors, Mr. John Brown and Mr. Scott Beckett, have been invited to present data at the 22nd Annual International Precision Teaching Conference to be held at Penn State University October 28-31st 2009. Department of Mathematical, Computing, and Information Sciences Dr. Aaron Garrett presented a paper, “Alternative Voting Systems in Stock Car Racing,” at the 2009 Genetic and Evolutionary Computation Conference in Montreal, Quebec, Canada, July 2009. Dr. Ming Yang presented a paper, “Securing Patient Information in Medical Images,” at the 13th World Multi-Conference on Systemics, Cybernetics and Informatics in Orlando, Florida, July 2009. The MCIS department participated in hosting visiting teachers from Taizhou University, China, July 2009. Seventeen deserving students were awarded the Enhanced Mathematics, Computer and Engineering Technology Scholarship II (EMCETS2) grant for Fall 2009. The scholars are Chris Autwell, Korey Bentley, Tonya Burton, Tara Cook, Andrew Daniel, Phyllisia Gaines, Labrinston Jackson, Crystal Mann, Quentin Mayo, Matthew McElroy, Tyler Medley, Antoinette Mkwapatira, Allen Ott, Kelly Powell, Lazarious Reeder, Kristopher Snyder and Darrell Woodard. The scholarship award includes a maximum amount of $5500 per academic year and is renewable for up to four years. The scholarship selection committee includes Mr. Terry Marbut, Technology and Engineering Department Head, Dr. Fred Kelley, MCIS Department Head, and Dr. Guillermo Francia, Professor of Computer Science. Dr. Linda Plotnick was hired as Assistant Professor in Computer Science effective August 2009. David L. Walters Department of Music During the reporting period of July, August, and September 2009, the David L. Walters Department of Music, its students, faculty and guest performers participated in the following activities: FACULTY ACTIVITIES The Department welcomed two new faculty this year. These were: Dr. Sam Lussier, Assistant Professor of Music and Director of Jazz Studies. Dr. Lussier will teach applied trumpet and direct the JSU Jazz program. He received his undergraduate degree from the University of Toronto, M.M from the University of Miami and the doctorate from Florida International University. Dr. Todd Mueller, Visiting Assistant Professor of Music. Dr. Mueller will teach applied percussion and direct one of the percussion ensembles. He received the undergraduate degree from Florida State University and M.M. and D.M.A. degrees from the University of Georgia. OTHER COMMENTS The following students in the Department received undergraduate degrees at spring graduation exercises in August 2009: Anna Abrams Matthew Headley Andrew Lightner Stephen Mark Triplett Heather Willyard Department of Physical and Earth Sciences Workshops, Conference, Invited Presentations, and Meetings: Dr. Nixon Mwebi, Assistant Professor of Chemistry attended the Institute of Medicine's Environmental Health Workshop at the Center for Disease Control (CDC) in Atlanta, Georgia, 22-24 July 2009. Dr. Nixon Mwebi, Assistant Professor of Chemistry attended the American Chemical Society's Annual Meeting in Washington, DC on 16-20 August 2009. Ms. Allison L. Newton, Adjunct Professor of Geography presented the talk "Vaporization of mercury from soil: when and where" at the 2009 National Conference on Geography Education in Puerto Rico on 23-27 September 2009. Co-authors on the study are Dr. David A. Steffy, Associate Professor of Environmental Science and Dr. Al Nichols, Professor of Chemistry. Publications: Dr. A.Brent Helms, Assistant Professor of Chemistry is a coauthor on the manuscript. Surface Studies of 2,4-Pentanedione on gamma Al203/NiAl (100) and NiAl(100). This manuscript has been accepted by Surface Science (Impact Factor = 1.731) for publication. Dr. A.Brent Helms, Assistant Professor of Chemistry is a coauthor with M.J. Campbell (JSU student) on the publication: Surface Studies of 2,5 bis(N,N'-dimethyl)-1,4- Benzoquinone on Iron, Copper and Aluminum. Journ. Undergrad. Chem. Res. 8, 85-88 (2009). Reports Dr. David A. Steffy, Associate Professor of Environmental Science, has submitted the following consulting reports to external clients: Sampling, Analysis, and Assessment Protocol of Automotive Shredder Residue, August 27, 2009, For HGS Engineering, Anniston, AL. Environmental Audit Report, Phase I Environmental Site Assessment and Environmental Audit of Amarillo Veterans Administration Medical Center, June 2009. For HGS Engineering, Anniston, AL. Environmental Audit Report, Phase I Environmental Site Assessment and Environmental Audit of West Texas Veterans Administration Health Care System 300 West Veterans Blvd., Big Spring, Texas 79720, 6 July 2009. For HGS Engineering, Anniston, AL. Environmental Audit Report, Phase I Environmental Site Assessment and Environmental Audit of El Paso Veterans Administration Health Care System, El Paso, Texas, June 3, 2009. For HGS Engineering, Anniston, AL Environmental Audit Report, Phase I Environmental Site Assessment and Environmental Audit of Southern Arizona Veterans Administration Medical Center, 3601 South 6th Avenue, Tucson, Arizona 85723, July 2009. For HGS Engineering, Anniston, AL Environmental Audit Report, Phase I Environmental Site Assessment and Environmental Audit of Raymond G. Murphy Veterans Administration Medical Center, 1501 San Pedro Drive SE, Albuquerque, New Mexico 87108, July 2009. For HGS Engineering, Anniston, AL Third Quarterly Sampling Results, June 2009 of Lead Contamination at the Volunteer Training Site Tennessee Army National Guard, Tullahoma, Tennessee, July 25, 2009. For HGS Engineering, Anniston, AL Dr. Harry Holstein, Professor of Archaeology and Director of the Archaeology Research Laboratory (ARL) has been working on the following reports: The ARL has completed it study and sent off reports to the Alabama National Guard and the US Forest Service, Talladega District. The ARL has completed three smaller Cultural Resource Management (CRM) reports on private lands. The ARL has this week finished a large survey (500 acres) on a future marble quarry near Sylacauga, Alabama. The report is in progress. The ARL sent a crew to the Conecuh National Forest in south Alabama. They are in the middle of a month long field project for the US Forest Service. During the last week in September, this ARL is sending a group to Prattville, Alabama to do a 4 mile utility right-of-way. Grants: Dr. Kelly Gregg, Professor of Geography and Geology, has been awarded Phase I of the grant "Using digital imagery for preliminary geologic mapping of the Little River Canyon National Preserve". The full grant has been submitted to the N.P.S. Geological Resources Division. Phase II, the major phase of this will be in the next budgetary year. Phase I is only for $2,500 plus our match while Phase II will be in the $100,000 range. Phase II will be done in collaboration with the Geologic Survey of Alabama. Co- investigators on the grant are Dr. Jonathan Herbert, Assistant Professor of Geography and Mr. Doug Clark (Department of Art). Dr. Al Nichols, Professor of Chemistry, together with Dr. David Steff, Associate Professor of Environmental Science, submitted a grant to the National Science Foundation for an upgrade the mercury analyzer. Their work on tracking the mercury contamination in our environment is extremely important. His recent finding of mercury uptake in worms is interesting and potentially valuable. Dr. Mark Meade (Biology) also contributes to this work. Dr. Al Nichols, Professor of Chemistry submitted a grant to the National Science Foundation Major Research Instrumentation with the Recovery and Reinvestment Act of 2009 (MRI-R2) for a 400 MHz nuclear magnetic resonance (NMR) spectrometer. All the chemists in the Department will use the spectrometer and anticipate improved research results for their work having an NMR spectrometer available. Dr. Jan Gryko, Professor of Chemistry submitted a grant to the National Science Foundation Major Research Instrumentation with the Recovery and Reinvestment Act of 2009 (MRI-R2) for a differential scanning calorimeter and thermogravimetric analysis (DSC-TGA). Dr. Lou Reinisch, Professor of Physics and Dr. Benji Blair (Biology) also contribute to this work. Dr. Jan Gryko, Professor of Chemistry submitted a grant to the National Institutes of Standard and Technology (NIST) on the creation of new aluminum alloys. This special program taps into funds from the Recovery and Reinvestment Act of 2009. Other Activities: Dr. Lou Reinisch, Professor of Physics, has been a guest lecturer at the University of Canterbury in Christchurch, New Zealand, lecturing on Science Entrepreneurship. These lectures are made with the help of distance learning and using their video conferencing facility. The lectures have been recorded and will be used to develop a distance-learning course at JSU for Science Entrepreneurship. Dr. Lou Reinisch, Professor of Physics, and inventor of the Veritide Ceeker (a portable anthrax detector) had JSU mentioned when the Ceeker won Instrument Business Outlook's 2009 Gold Award for portable instrument industrial design. Dr. Lou Reinisch, Professor of Physics, had JSU mentioned in a Tech News article featuring the Veritide Ceeker in Photonic Spectra magazine (September, 2009). Dr. Harry Holstein, Professor of Archaeology and Dr. Kelly Gregg, Professor of Geography and Geology, have both been featured in a number of news articles and editorials concerning the Indian mound near Oxford exchange. Both have presented professional analyses of the issue. Dr. Kelly Gregg, Professor of Geography and Geology, Presented the campfire talk: "Cherokee Trail of Tears" on September 25 at DeSoto State Park Nature Center. He lead a hike and described the natural history of DeSoto State Park during a hike on September 26 and at the end of the day, presented the campfire talk: "Geologic History of Little River Canyon" on September 26, at DeSoto State Park. Department of Sociology and Social Work Dr. Tina Deshotels was reelected Chair of the Membership Committee for the Mid South Sociological Association for 2009-2011. She had the following presentations: JSU Athletics Program (August 31, 2009, September 14, 2009, September 28, 2009) “Understanding and Establishing Sexual Consent”. This presentation was specifically designed for college athletes and was created through the use of the most current research on what has been found effective in reducing sexual assault on college campuses in the United States. The presentation focused on helping male athletes understand sexual consent, understand the laws that govern sexual behavior, and encouraged athletes to represent themselves and the university by upholding high ethical standards both for themselves and others. The presentation designed for women athletes helped them understand sexual consent, the laws governing sexual behavior, encouraged safe behavior as well as holding high ethical standards for themselves and others. Finally, she became the Founder and Acting Vice President of “Women’s Issues Support and Empowerment Justice Center”, a non-profit organization dedicated to promoting social change towards peace and justice by addressing issues most likely to affect women. This organization became a non-profit in August 2009. Dr. Mark Fagan revised the web site for the BSW Program at JSU. He also conducted a survey of retirees on the Alabama Gulf Coast to determine their economic impact. Dr. David LoConto was elected Vice President for the Mid South Sociological Association for 2009-2011. Dr. Maureen Newton attended the NCAA Fall 2009 meeting as a member of the Academic Cabinet in Indianapolis, IN on September 14 and 15, 2009. Dr. Jenny Savage served as a proposal reviewer for the National Association of Baccalaureate Social Work Educators conference for 2010. On August 3, 2009, she voluntarily presented a teachers’ in-service on cultural diversity to grades K-12 for the Piedmont City School System. She worked with Kim Womack for the Cherokee, Etowah, Dekalb Counties Mental Health Centers, to assist in response to the Alabama Department of Mental Health March 2010 Site Visit Report; intensive review of areas of improvement, form development, and training of therapists to comply with AL-DMH areas of improvement were among primary tasks. Finally, she was invited to serve as a board member for the newly formed nonprofit, The W.I.S.E. Center, and attended its first formal organizational board meeting; she will serve as Chair of its Governance Committee. Dr. Nancy Francisco Stewart had the following presentations: (1) “Best Practices in Community Resource Development: Cultivating Relationships to Promote Wellbeing,” Co-presenter with Jessica Tuggle, presented to Lifetime of Learning, A Conference on Service-Learning, Civic Responsibility and Higher Education, Birmingham, AL, September 25, 2009 and (2) “Coalitions to fight poverty: Alabama Poverty Project,” Invited presentation, co-presenter with Kristina Scott, JD to the Alabama Comprehensive Cancer Control Coalition, July 17, 2009, Montgomery, Alabama. She submitted on September 9, 2009 the following grant proposal “Pain and Palliative Care Core Competency,” for $25,000 for a conference at Jacksonville State University to C- Change Cancer Core Competency Initiative, Washington, DC, in cooperation with the Alabama Department of Public Health, Alabama Comprehensive Cancer Control Coalition with co-author, Dr. Maureen Newton. She received the following media recognition: “JSU, Cancer Society Partnership addresses cancer patient needs with community resources,” Lifetime of Learning: Alabama Poverty Project’s Higher Education Partnership 2008-2009 Report, published September, 2009. Finally, she served as a member of the Alabama Comprehensive Cancer Control Coalition, Survivorship and End of Life workgroup, Montgomery, AL. Ms. Kim Womack attended on September 11-13, 2009, in Cincinnati, OH a meeting of the National Conference Planning Meeting for Baccalaureate Social Work Educators 2010 conference in Atlanta, GA. She served as Ads and Exhibits Chair for 2010-11. She is also currently co-chair for 38th Annual Alabama-Mississippi Social Work Education Conference to be held in Jackson, Mississippi, October 1-2, 2009. College Of Commerce and Business Administration (CCBA) Dean William Fielding along with Mr. Ralph Burke, Director, JSU-Gadsden, traveled to Northeast Community College and Gadsden State Community College to present the Online Program in Business for Community College students on July 22, 2009. This program allows community college graduates to complete the business degree online from Jacksonville State University. Dean William Fielding attended the Business Council of Alabama (BCA) meeting in Point Clear, Alabama on July 31 through August 2, 2009. Dean William Fielding attended an Appreciation Dinner honoring President William Meehan on Thursday, September 3, 2009. Dean William Fielding attended a “Pre-Game Reception” in Atlanta, Georgia on September 5, 2009. In July 2009 Dean William Fielding was appointed as a committee member of the Northeast Alabama Entertainment Initiative (NEAEI). He attended a Reception and Dinner for this organization on September 16, 2009. Dean William Fielding attended a reception at The Victoria, honoring Senator Richard Shelby on September 18, 2009. Dean William Fielding attended the Business Opportunities Fair at the Anniston Meeting Center on September 24, 2009. Finance, Economics, and Accounting Department The 2009 Annual Meeting of the Southern Finance Association will be held at the South Seas Resort on Captiva Island, FL in November 2009. Dr. Ronnie Clayton serves as the Executive Director of the Association and is involved in all aspects of the planning and implementation of the meeting. Approximately 300 finance academicians and professionals from the United States and various international locations to are expected to attend over a three-day period to present and discuss their latest research. Additionally, Dr. Clayton selects future meeting locations and negotiates the meeting contract for each location. The most recent negotiations, completed in January 2009, established the contract for the Southern Finance Association meeting to be held in Key West, FL in November 2011. Dr. Clayton has also negotiated sites for 2010 in Asheville, NC and for 2012 in Charleston, SC. Dr. Clayton serves in a continuing role as Editor of the online finance journal, Financial Decisions. The most recent issue of the journal is in final preparation for publication early October 2009. Continuing activities include soliciting manuscripts, evaluating manuscripts, assigning manuscripts to the appropriate reviewers, evaluating reviews and working with authors to finalize manuscripts. Approximately 40 manuscripts are received each year for evaluation and 8-10 of those manuscripts will ultimately be published in Financial Decisions. Work is progressing toward manuscript evaluation for the Winter 2009 issue (to be published in December 2009). Dr. Clayton has completed work with Mr. Curtis Crowther of Young Conaway Stargatt & Taylor, LLP from Wilmington, DE to provide an expert evaluation of the value of an approximate $1.2 billion mortgage loan portfolio as part of the bankruptcy proceeding of American Home Mortgage. A confidential valuation report was prepared. Dr. Clayton’s deposition in the case was taken on April 28, 2009 and he testified in the bankruptcy proceeding in Federal Bankruptcy Court in Wilmington, DE on May 19, 2009. The final disposition of this case has been completed with the ruling of Judge Christopher Sontchi, United States Bankruptcy Judge on September 8, 2009. The Judge fully accepted the analysis and valuation of the mortgages and presented in Dr. Clayton’s prepared report and testimony making numerous references to the benefits provided to the Court. Dr. Clayton’s research paper “Bull and Bears: Increased Volatility Without the Ticks?” co-authored with Walter Reinhart of Loyola University and Bill Schmidt of JSU will be submitted to the Journal of Portfolio Management by October 1, 2009. Dr. Chris Westley’s article "I Hate the Poor Act of 2009", was published the in the JSU Economic Update, Vol. 19, No. 5 (September/October), pp. 1-4 Dr. Westley’s article entitled “America’s Employment Disaster” was published in The Birmingham Business Journal, August 14, 2009. Dr. Westley’s article “Who Really Benefits from the Cash for Clunkers Program” was published for the Foundation (fee.org) web site. Dr. Rob Landry’s paper “Factors Associated with Hospital Bankruptcies: A Political and Economic Framework,” was published in the Journal of Healthcare Management, July/August 2009, Vol. 54 No. 4, pp. 252-272. Co-author was Amy Y. Landry. Dr. Landry attended the Master Teacher Symposium, Academy of Legal Studies in Business in Denver, Colorado on August 6, 2009. Dr. Landry attended the Annual Meeting of the Editorial Board of The Journal of Legal Studies Education on August 6, 2009 in Denver, Colorado. Dr. Landry is the Articles Editor of the Journal. Dr. Landry was awarded the 2008-2009 Sam F. Walton Free Enterprise Fellowship Stipend on August 31, 2009. Dr. Keith Lowe and Dr. Ben Boozer published an article entitled “The Role of Financial Statement Variables: A Model of Equity Pricing” in the International Journal of Business, Accounting, and Finance, Volume 3, No. 2, pp. 135-145. Dr. Keith Lowe, Dr. Rob Landry, and Dr. Ben Boozer published an article entitled “Examining State Sponsored Lotteries and Their Effect on Bankruptcy Filing Rates: A Time Series Analysis” in the Journal of Legal, Ethical, and Regulatory Issues, Volume 11, No. 2, pp. 69-83. Dr. Keith Lowe and Dr. Ben Boozer’s paper, “Caveat Emptor: Sales Tax Holidays are Not Necessarily as Advertised”, was published in the International Journal of Business Research, Volume 9, No. 2, pp. 73-82. “Predicting the Entrepreneurial Health of a State: A Model of Net Business Creation,” co-authored by Dr. Keith Lowe and Dr. Ben Boozer was accepted for presentation at the Southern Academy of Entrepreneurship Conference in Columbus, GA on October 12- 13, 2009. The manuscript will also be included in the conference proceedings. Dr. Keith Lowe had a manuscript entitled “Unintended Outcomes: The Effect of the Unlawful Internet Gambling Enforcement Act on Financial Institutions” accepted for presentation and publication in the conference proceedings for the 2010 International Academy of Business and Public Administration Disciplines (IABPAD) Winter Conference on January 2-5, 2010, in Orlando, FL. Department of Management & Marketing Dr. Borstorff was one of the featured seminar leaders on Resumes and on Interviewing at The Calhoun County Society of Human Resource Management Employment Clinic held Sept 9. 2009 at the Anniston Meeting Center. This Clinic was attended by 600 people giving great exposure to the helping side of JSU. Dr. Carl Gooding received a "Presentation Excellence Award" and a "Best Paper Award" after presenting the article "Leading a Business School Faculty" at the International Conference on Learning and Administration in Higher Education in Nashville, Tennessee; May, 2009. This article will be published in The Journal of Academic Administration in Higher Education. Professor Gooding's co-author is Professor Harry Carter of the Citadel. Both Gooding and Carter are emeritus administrators at Georgia Southern University. Center for Economic Development And Business Research (CED) Small Business Development Center (SBDC) JSU SBDC Counseling and Training The JSU SBDC provided counseling to over 90 small businesses, and presented training to 795 individuals during this reporting quarter. Publication of the JSU Economic Update During this reporting quarter, the July/August and September/October 2009 issues of the Update were published and distributed to more than 8,400 subscribers. Weaver, AL Business and Economic Development Committee Dr. Ben Boozer, JSU CED, addressed the Weaver, AL Business and Economic Development Committee on July 9, 2009. The committee is tasked with bringing commercial and economic development to the city by better identifying available resources and exploring comparative advantages with other local municipalities. Presentation to Living by Faith School’s Career Day/Fair Dr. Ben Boozer, JSU CED, addressed the Living By Faith Ministries “Community Development in Northeast Alabama” Career Day on July 31, 2009 in Oxford, AL. The presentation included the availability of CED / SBDC services and addressed the difficulties faced by entrepreneurs in a recessionary economy. Business Council of Alabama (BCA) Governmental Affairs Conference Mr. Pat Shaddix, Director, JSU CED; and Mr. Penn Wilson, JSU CED attended the BCA Governmental Affairs Conference July 31 to August 1, 2009. The conference was held at Point Clear, Alabama. Powertrain Flexible Maintenance Facility Robbie Medders, JSU SBDC Associate Director, attended the Grand Opening Ceremony of the Powertrain Flexible Maintenance Facility at the Anniston Army Depot on August 12, 2009. This state-of-the-art facility houses components for remanufacturing reciprocating diesel engines for combat vehicles. Based on Lean manufacturing principles and green initiatives, this $85 million facility brings processes together under one roof. As America’s Combat Vehicle Support Center, ANAD strives to ensure that the war fighter has what is needed, when it is needed. Women’s Small Business Forum A Women’s Small Business Forum was presented in Merrill Hall on the JSU campus on August 19, 2009. The forum was sponsored by Congressman Mike Rogers (AL-3rd), the JSU Small Business Development Center and the U.S. Small Business Administration. After giving the audience a Washington update, Congressman Rogers fielded questions and concerns from the business owners in attendance. Annual Conference, Alabama Small Business Development Center Network Mr. Pat Shaddix, Director, JSU SBDC; Ms. Robbie Medders, Associate Director, JSU SBDC; and Dr. Ben Boozer, JSU CED, attended the Annual Conference, Alabama Small Business Development Center Network August 24 to August 27, 2009 in Destin, FL. Civil Rights Compliance Visit Ms. Margareth Bennett, Assistant Administrator, U.S. Small Business Administration; and Ms. Carolyn Hardwick, U.S. Small Business Administration, Atlanta visited the JSU SBDC for a Compliance Visit on Monday, August 31, 2009. SBA (Small Business Administration) Programmatic Audit On Wednesday, September 2, Raymond Hembree, Deputy District Director, Alabama SBA District, and Ms. Teresa Wilson from his office visited the JSU SBDC to conduct a Programmatic Audit. Mr. Hembree stated that the Audit indicated that the JSU SBDC continues to provide a valuable service to the small business community for the State of Alabama and is consistent in exceeding goals established by the SBA. Alabama SBDC Network Advocate of the Year Ceremony On the evening of September 3, 2009, Pat Shaddix, Director, JSU SBDC and JSU SBDC/CED staff attended the Alabama SBDC Network Advocate of the Year Ceremony and Reception. Dr. William Meehan, President, JSU, was the recipient of the award. Association of Small Business Development Centers (ASBDC) National Conference Mr. Pat Shaddix, Director, JSU SBDC; Ms. Robbie Medders, Associate Director, JSU SBDC and Mr. Jeff Hooie, JSU SBDC attended the ASBDC National Conference, September 14 to September 17, 2009 in Orlando, FL. Business Opportunities Conference The Business Opportunities Conference was held on September 24, 2009, at the Anniston City Meeting Center. The annual event is sponsored by the Anniston Army Depot and the Small Business Development Center at JSU. Congressman Mike Rogers was a special invited guest. The Conference allows small businesses with a venue to meet with buyers to expand contracting sales. Training sessions on governmental contacting issues were provided at the event. There were 400 in attendance at the event. COLLEGE OF EDUCATION & PROFESSIONAL STUDIES Dean’s Office Dr. John Hammett participated in the ALACTE Meeting. Dr. John Hammett met with Ms. Valerie Bain, Assistant Principal at Oxford High School, regarding the introduction to education dual enrollment course being taught there for senior high students interested in a career in teacher education. Dr. John Hammett chaired the Committee for Governance and Compliance (NCAA). The committee developed a proposed substance abuse policy for athletes. Dr. John Hammett participated in the Fall 2009 Freshman Convocation. Initiated negotiations with the Piedmont City School System to develop a Professional Develop Partnership agreement. Dr. John Hammett met with Dr. Joe Morton, State Superintendent of Education, along with other deans of education in Alabama to discuss issues and solutions to K-16 concerns. Initiated collaboration with officials from STI (Software Technology Inc.) to implement STI training in teacher education curricula. Dr. John Hammett was the guest speaker at the Anniston Morning Rotary Club luncheon on September 22, 2009. Department Curriculum and Instruction Dr. Slenda Haynes attended the Alabama State Department of Education EDUCATE Meeting held at the University of Auburn in Montgomery, Alabama, on July 21, 2009. Dr. Slenda Haynes attended the Alabama Partnership for Children Board of Director’s Meeting in Montgomery, Alabama, on July 30, 2009. Dr. Larry Beard and Dr. Dale Campbell published an article in Special Education Technology Practice entitled “Teaching Children to Tell Time: Websites with Virtual Manipulatives and Activities To Assist Student Learning.” Dr. Nina King attended the National Council for Accreditation of Teacher Education conference in Washington, D.C., on September 9-11, 2009. Mrs. Lynetta Owens had an article published in the Fall 2009 issue of Education. The article, co-authored with Notar, Riley, Thornburg, and Harper, was entitled “Disciplinary Action Committee (DAC).” Dr. Dale Campbell and Dr. Patsy Lowry (along with others) had an article published in the Alabama Journal of Mathematics, 32, 85-89. The article was entitled “A Classroom Activity Involving Commonly Used Fractions.” Department of Communication Dr. Patrick McGrail presented a paper on copy right at the annual national conference of the Association for Education in Journalism and Mass Communication (AEJMC). Jacksonville State University’s student newspaper, The Chanticleer, was recognized at the 2009 convention of the Southeast Journalism Conference held at Belmont College in Nashville, Tennessee. The paper won the second place award in newspaper design. Mr. Len Jackson, a May 2009 communication graduate, received a Telly award working with the Television Services. Telly Award is one of the most prestigious awards in advertising and video and film production. This award was for a public affairs program "The Night I Died." While working with the TV Services, Len Jackson edited "The Night I Died." This was a project produced for Students Against Destructive Decisions (SADD). It was entered in the student category of the Telly Awards. Len Jackson is now working full-time for TV24. Department of Educational Resources Dr. Nancy Fox attended the American School Counseling Association conference this week in Dallas. Dr. Fox was awarded a plaque for the Alabama School Counseling Association, which had the highest number of new members for a state organization. Dr. Fox is the past president of the Alabama Counseling Association. Publication – Dr. Isreal Eady: Case Study in Supervision: A Collaborative Approach to Instructional Improvement by Kenneth T. Henson. Publication – Dr. Charlotte Eady: Contribution to Supervision: A Collaborative Approach to instructional Improvement by Kenneth T. Henson. The Counselor Education program will be visited by the CACREP review team in October for an accreditation review. Department of Family and Consumer Sciences Ms. Paula Napoli and the Lifespan Human Development class have taken several field trips this term, including touring a nursing home, assisted living facility and a funeral home. Ms. Kim Holdbrooks Townsel presented at the ACTE Conference on July 22, 2009 in Birmingham, AL. She presented “Teaching and Learning Strategies” to Family and Consumer Science Teachers. On July 24, 2009, FCS faculty and staff held a retreat in the Dean’s conference room. The main topic for discussion was the AAFCS accreditation update and plan. Other topics covered included the Fall and Spring schedules, two year course projections, revisions to check sheets, and website revisions. Dr. Debra Goodwin spoke to 135 inmates at the Talladega Correctional Facility on July 31st. Her presentation was titled “Appropriate Food Choices”. The FCS department has undergone renovations including the installation of new windows and a new HVAC system. FCS classes for Summer II were held in Ramona Wood Building. The projected date for the completion of the project was August 4, 2009, with a walk through scheduled for August 5, 2009. The FCS Department had seven students who graduated at the Summer Commencement. FCS enrollment has reached 875 for Fall 09. We are pleased with the addition of a new faculty member, Ms. Kim Townsel, effective Fall 2009. Ms. Townsel is certified to teach Career Technical Education. We also have four pro-rata and one adjunct faculty member teaching FCS classes this semester. There are six students enrolled in the Masters of Education program with a concentration in Family and Consumer Sciences. On September 9, 2009, Dr. Debra Goodwin, Dr. Tim Roberts, Ms. Lindsay Waits and Ms. Melanie Delap toured the Victoria Inn with the chef and proprietor, Alan Martin. The group discussed avenues of collaboration between the Victoria and students in the Hospitality and Culinary Management concentration. Ms. Kim Townsel visited Hokes Bluff High School for CTE Career Day on September 18, 2009. Dr. Tim Roberts attended the Alabama Dietetics Association Board Meeting on September 18, 2009. The Family and Consumer Sciences department submitted twelve applications for Fall 09 graduation. The first Wellness Wednesday program was hosted on September 23, 2009. Approximately twenty five guests enjoyed a meal prepared by students in the Quantity Food Production class (FCS 325). Students from HPER gave a very informative presentation titled “Safety First, Nutrition Always”. Ms. Paula Napoli will visit Grace Episcopal Church in Anniston on September 28, 2009. She will conduct a presentation on discipline for the Preschool Friends Parent Program. Department of Health, Physical Education & Recreation Dr. Jeff Chandler attended the National Strength & Conditioning Association meeting in Las Vegas, NV July 8-10, 2009. Dr. Roland Thornburg presented at LiveText Collaboration Conference in Chicago, IL July 12-16, 2009. The topic was Impress Your Community Stakeholders: A Better Product in Teacher Education. Dr. Roland Thornburg attended NCATE training in Washington, DC September 9-14, 2009. Department of Instructional Services Ms. Penny Lane and student workers completed an inventory of the holdings in the Learning Resource Center. The LRC has 9, 195 books and 1,620 other items. The Other items include assessment tests, games, puppets, and educational kits. The Learning Resource Center will hold a book fair in amid October. The Teaching/Learning Center Coordinator, Ms. Andrea MacArgel reports that in the fall semester 154 JSU students will provide 2,060 hours of free tutoring to 137 community children. Mr. Mike Zenanko as editor produced one newsletter for the Association for the Tutoring Profession and one CEPS newsletter. Department of Secondary Education Dr. Marsha Zenanko presented "Bullying and Harassment in Higher Education: The Absence of Law, Policy, and Procedure for Faculty" at the International Conference on Globalization, Shared Governance, and Academic Freedom held in conjunction with the Annual Meeting of the American Association of University Professors, Washington, D.C., June 11-13, 2009. Dr. Jan Wilson served as principal investigator for the TIMES II grant workshop funded by the Alabama Commission on Higher Education, June 22-26, 2009. Dr. Charles Notar served as external evaluator for the TIMES II grant workshop funded by the Alabama Commission on Higher Education, June 22-26, 2009. Dr. Linda Mitchell prepared and supervised the 21st Century Learning Communities Camp 2009 grant workshop held on the JSU campus July 12-17, 2009. Dr. Jordan Barkley attended the state department meeting on EDUCATE, July 21, 2009, in Montgomery. Dr. Barkley served as an orientation advisor for the Gamecock Orientation (GO) sessions, summer 2009. Dr. Notar published “Disciplinary Action Committee (DAC)”, Education, Vol. 130, No. 1, Fall 2009, 129; Notar, C.; Riley, G.; Thornburg, R.; Owens, L.; Harper, C. Drs. Barkley and Mitchell attended the NCATE accreditation conference in Washington, DC, September 9-12, 2009. Department of the Teacher Service Center Dr. Kelly Ryan and Dr. Gena Riley presented at LiveText conference in Chicago, IL. Dr. Kelly Ryan served on the NCATE team BOE at Louisiana-Monroe. Dr. Gena Riley is serving on the SACS accreditation team for Jacksonville City Schools. Department of Technology & Engineering The department is teaching its first dual enrollment class this Fall 2009 semester. Seven students from Jacksonville High School are enrolled in EG 100, Engineering Orientation. The course is being taught by Phil Dean, pro-rata instructor. Harley Davidson is donating various controls equipment valued at approximately $40,000. This equipment will be utilized in the academic programs within the department. Mr. Terry Marbut along with Dr. John Hammett and Dr. William Meehan attended a meeting at BAE Systems in Anniston on September 2, 2009 to discuss the FIRST robotic competition. Anniston High School and Oxford High School will be competing for the first time ever at Regional Competition in the Georgia Dome next year. Departmental faculty and staff will be assisting the high schools in this effort. Mr. Terry Marbut participated in a Career Fair at Hokes Bluff High School on September 18, 2009. Department of TV Services Completed “JSU Today” Show #63 featuring JSU Graduate Ms. Amy Abbott and Mr. Doug Phillips of the JSU Ticket Office. Mr. Don Salls birthday DVD is approved and 13 copies were made. The presentation will be made on Friday, June 26th at the birthday party. This video was produced through Alumni Affairs. “JSU Today” #64 is completed featuring Ms. Robbie Boggs of Family & Consumer Sciences and the sports segment featured Mr. Jim Skidmore. “JSU Today” #65 is completed featuring the Office of Admissions and the sports segment featured Mr. Jim Skidmore part 2. Taped interviews with former JSU President Dr. Harold McGhee, Dr. Tim King, Associate Professor of Enrollment and Student Affairs, and Dr. John Ketterer, Director of the International House. These interviews with be used as our “Person of the Week” segment on “JSU Today.” Forty-eight DVD’s of “Iolanthe,” an opera produced by the David L. Walters Department of Music and the Jacksonville Opera Theatre and taped by Television Services were distributed. Mr. Mike Parris interviewed Mr. Scott Austin, Strength & Conditioning Coach, for JSU Sports as part of our sports segment for “JSU Today.” JSU TV Services won two Telly Awards, one of the most prestigious awards in advertising and video and film production. "JSU Today" received a Telly for the show that featured a story about JSU employee Connie Thompson donating a kidney to a Heflin man she did not know at the time. The second Telly was for a public affairs program "The Night I Died" edited by former TV Services student worker Len Jackson, who graduated in May. "The Night I Died" was a project produced for Students Against Destructive Decisions (SADD). It was entered in the student category of the Telly Awards. Len Jackson is now working full-time for TV24. These are the fifth and sixth Telly wins for TV Services. Interviewed Pete Conroy, Director of Environmental Policy and Information Center, concerning the planning of a new state-of-the art facility. This will be a multi-use emergency and operations training facility for Cleburne County. This complex will include classrooms, a public meeting area and space for county offices. Forte Power Systems, Southwire Company provided the land. The new facility was made possible by a partnership between the Cleburne County Commission, Jacksonville State University and Forte Power Systems. The interview will be a part of the “JSU Today” news. Rebroadcast “JSU Today” #50. This program just received a Telly. This installment featured a story about JSU employee Ms. Connie Thompson donating a kidney to a Heflin man she did not know at the time. Mr. Mike Hathcock and Mr. Ted White completed repairing 92J’s studio to transmitter link. The link had been damaged due to lighting and had been operating on a temporary computer link that was subject to interruptions. The stadium construction video is approved for airing on YouTube and iTunes. The video is embedded on the TV Services website. Ms. Martha Wako, our intern/student worker, edited the project. “JSU Today” #66 is completed featuring Ms. Ann Poe, Tutoring Services, and the sports segment featuring Mr. Scott Austin who is the Strength and Conditioning Coach. “JSU Today” #67 is completed featuring former JSU President Dr. Harold McGee. The sports segment featured Head Football Coach Jack Crowe. “JSU Today” #68 is completed featuring part #2 of former JSU President Dr. Harold McGee’s interview. The sports segment featured part 2 of Head Football Coach Jack Crowe’s interview. Videotaped the 15 members of Taizhou University as they carried out the class assignment of making an American News Show. The Chinese staff were here for three weeks studying at JSU's English Language Institute. JSU continues to expand its foreign exchange program with China. President Bill Meehan and a handful of other staff recently returned from a visit to China with agreements with four Chinese universities - including Taizhou - to continue bolstering campus relationships. Next year, the school offers its first joint computer science program with Taizhou. Television Services also taped the Chinese delegation at lunch that day. Taped testimonials from the winners of the 2009 Inspiration Awards given by the JSU Wellness-Anniston. These testimonials will be edited into a package to be shown on September 12th at the Wellness Awards Banquet. This will also be included in a long form video being put together by TV Services. “JSU Today” #69 is completed featuring Mr. Freeman Wu of the visiting Chinese Delegation. The sports segment featured Head Baseball Coach Jim Case. Taped a Wellness youth event at the Wiggins Community Center in Anniston. Taped Senior Aerobics exercises at the Carver Community Center and the “Budget Friendly Meals” lunch at the Bridge in Anniston along with several interviews and b-roll of the facilities. These tapings were done as part of the long form video TV Services is doing for the JSU Wellness-Anniston video. Gave 15 DVD’s to members of Taizhou University of the American News Show class assignment we taped as well as 15 DVD’s of “JSU Today” #69 featuring Freeman Wu. 15 DVD’s of the JSU Recruiting video we produced, “My JSU” was also given. These DVD’s were part of a gift basket that JSU gave to the Chinese Delegates. Taped a three camera interview in the studio with Mr. Mike Parris and Soccer Coach Julie Carlson. This interview will be an up-coming segment for sports on “JSU Today.” The Mr. Joe Serviss retirement DVD is approved and 8 copies were made. The presentation was made on Friday, July 31st at the retirement party. Taped a three camera interview in the studio with Mr. Mike Parris and Volleyball Coach Rick Nold. This interview will be an up-coming segment for sports on “JSU Today.” “JSU Today” #70 is completed featuring Mr. David Zeigler, Director, JSU McClellan. The sports segment featured Head Soccer Coach Julie Carlson. Taped the Lurleen B. Wallace College of Nursing and Health Sciences Honors Ceremony. Footage from the ceremony will air on “JSU Today.” DVD’s will be made for the College of Nursing as soon as all the orders come in. Taped the JSU Football Media Day Press Conference and interviewed the seniors on the team. This footage will be used during the sports segments on “JSU Today” as well as “Inside Gamecock Athletics.” Produced and broadcast the 5:30 p.m. Summer Graduation Exercises live on TV24 and live over the Internet. The ceremonies were also rebroadcast at later dates and times. DVD copies of the ceremony are being sold through the Campus Bookstore. “JSU Today” #71 is completed featuring Mr. Joe Whitmore of Institutional Support Services discussing the Gamecock Express shuttle service and the new design of the cafeteria. The sports segment featured Head Volleyball Coach Rick Nold. Thirty-nine DVD’s of the College of Nursing Honors Ceremony were completed and picked up. Supplied numerous clips of JSU b-roll footage to Big Communications in Birmingham. Ford Wiles, Chief Creative Officer, requested the footage in order to help them complete the JSU Admissions video by the desired deadline. Met with Mr. Mike Parris to discuss plans for the 2009 Edition of “Inside Gamecock Athletics.” Taped at The Bridge Today. Taped the gym, locker room, meeting room, food preparation for Budget Friendly Meals, and interviewed two ladies for the S.E.W. Program (Social Unity, Emotional Stability, Wellness Education). Taped football players mug shots and ID’s for use on the video display board during football games. Taped Football Fan Day activities. Footage will be used on the “JSU Today” sports segment as well as “Inside Gamecock Athletics.” “JSU Today” #72 is completed featuring Dr. Tim King, VP of Student Affairs. The sports segment featured Fan Day. Mr. Mike Hathcock did a voice over for the JSU Wellness-Anniston video. Interviewed Chief Giddy (UPD), Dr. Lou Reinisch of Physical and Earth Sciences, Fred Smith of JSU Wellness-Anniston, and Ms. Amanda Bonds of the Health Center. These interviews will be used on future installments of “JSU Today.” Taped the Freshman Convocation and JSU Student Organizations booths. The Convocation will be used on “JSU Today” and the Student Organizations video will be placed on the JSU Website. Taped Todd Prater promoting the September 15th Health Fair. His interview will be seen on “JSU Today.” Set up the Production Truck for Communication students to tour. Mike Hathcock spoke to classes about volunteering with TV Services to produce sporting events. Taped the first “Inside Gamecock Athletics” show of the season. This show is a preview of the up-coming season. Videotaped Dr. Meehan paying a tribute to Mr. Franklin Keith Howard. Mr. Howard was the head football coach at Lincoln High School who passed away last Friday night during the game. The tribute will be played during the broadcast of this Friday night’s game that is being produced by CrossCreek TV Productions in Alabaster. “JSU Today” #73 is completed featuring Todd Prater promoting the September 15th Health Fair. Sports featured Football Media Day footage. Videotaped the ROTC Change of Command Ceremony. This ceremony installs the 2009 – 2010 Cadet Commander. Segments of the ceremony will be seen on “JSU Today.” A DVD was made for the Military Science Department. Taped “Inside Gamecock Athletics” #2 JSU vs. Georgia Tech. This program airs weekly on TV24. Taped the JSU vs. Alabama A&M soccer game. The crew consisted of TV Services staff and volunteer students from the Communication Department. Students get credit for participating as part of their new curriculum. Taped the September 11th Ceremony sponsored by the Department of Military Science. Segments of the ceremony will be seen on “JSU Today.” A DVD was made for the Military Science Department. Taped the JSU Wellness-Anniston second annual Calhoun County Community Wellness Walk. Footage from this event will be used in the long form video that TV Services is editing. Footage will also be seen on “JSU Today.” Taped “Inside Gamecock Athletics” #3 JSU vs. Florida State. This program airs weekly on TV24. “JSU Today” #74 is completed featuring Amanda Bonds of the Student Health Center. Sports featured Football Media Day footage. Taped the JSU vs. Troy Volleyball game. The crew consisted of TV Services staff and volunteer students from the Communication Department. Students get credit for participating as part of their new curriculum. Met with Deans and Institutional Development to discuss the scheduling for taping a short video clip of each Dean that will be used on the CAS web site. The script needs to be short and simple with the following points included: 1) Thanking those that have supported the CAS with both small and large gifts. 2) How past support (both large and small gifts) has helped programs. 3) How future support will provide X, Y & Z for the college. A scholarship recipient as well as a couple of selected faculty will be taped. They should be talking about how gifts to the college or their scholarship have helped them. Taped “Inside Gamecock Athletics” #4 JSU vs. Alabama A&M. This program airs weekly on TV24. “JSU Today” #75 is completed featuring UPD Chief Giddy. Sports featured Volleyball Coach Rick Nold. “JSU Today” #76 is completed featuring Kevin Holt, Director of Housing. Sports featured Soccer Coach Julie Carlson. Taped Lauren Gray for the JSU Foundation. She is the first of seven scholarship recipients we will be taping for presentation at the Foundation luncheon scheduled for sometime in November (the date has yet to be determined). These sound bites from the scholarship recipients may also be used in the Institutional Development videos. Taped three members of the Volleyball Team promoting their up coming games. This presentation will be played on the video screen during the home football games. Met with the Publications Committee. The University Development office wants Dr. Hammett to provide video(s) for the giving page that is to be a part of the CEPS webpages. The video is to encourage monetary gifts and show how these gifts benefit students. The videos are to be about three minutes in length. Dr. Hammett is charging the committee to create three video scripts (1) The Center of Advanced Educational Instruction and Technology (2) General Scholarship giving (3) Professional Studies area . Taped a commercial for The Substance Abuse Prevention Advisory Coalition of Calhoun County. The commercial will air locally over Cable One. The Substance Abuse Prevention Advisory Coalition of Calhoun County is a non-profit organization. Taped Dr. Meehan’s welcome to the fans that will be played on the video screen before each home football game. Taped “Inside Gamecock Athletics” #5 JSU vs. Nicholls State. This program airs weekly on TV24. Department of Anniston/Wellness Spoke to local donors about contributing to the upcoming Calhoun County Community Wellness Walk. Attended annual faculty and college meeting for the upcoming year Met with co-sponsors for the upcoming Calhoun County Community Health Fair Was a guest on the Calhoun County Television 24 community show to talk about our upcoming community wellness walk and ongoing our programs Invited our Graduate Assistant Greg Green to also join me as a guest on the show Met with work study students and Graduate Assistant about the upcoming school year and our programs Attended meet and greet in preparation for Leadership Calhoun County Scheduled a sit down with the Alabama representative of the BITE grant Conducted a team captain meeting in preparation of the wellness walk Spoke to a representative of the Anniston City School foundation in preparation for the upcoming class act program JSU Wellness-Anniston provided health and physical activity education and demonstration at the Anniston City Summer Enrichment program. Met with community partners about upcoming outreach events and programs hosted by JSU Wellness-Anniston Met with Community Health class for the JSU College of Nursing that will be a part of our outreach screening services Updated the script to be used in JSU Wellness-Anniston upcoming video promotion Provided diabetes and blood pressure screening at the Saturday Farmers Market in Anniston JSU Wellness-Anniston coordinated a wellness walk for participants at the Saturday Farmers Market Conducted interviews with JSU Television Services for the winners of the JSU Wellness-Anniston Walkers Club inspiration award JSU Wellness-Anniston conducted a youth day in the park at the Farmers Market. JSU Wellness-Anniston Wellness Wednesday program began summer aerobics at the Bridge and Carver Community Center. JSU Wellness-Anniston Graduate Assistant Greg Green provided health and physical activity information at the (Youth, Education, Empowerment, Summit). Hosted the first annual (Youth, Education, Empowerment, Summit) in partnership with the Wiggins Community Center. During the Y.E.E.S program we also recognized the junior wellness walkers that participated and logged miles. JSU Wellness-Anniston provided health and physical activity education and demonstration at the Gadsden State Kids College. JSU Wellness-Anniston provided health and physical activity education and demonstration at the Anniston City Summer Enrichment program. Met with the co-coordinators of the Calhoun County Community Health Fair 2009. The tentative date is December 5, 2009 Attended Quality Assurance monthly meeting at DHR Provided education and activities for the Cobb elementary summer youth program. Registered the Boys and Girls Club Jacksonville Club as junior wellness walkers Attended the awards day for the Boys and Girls Club and recognized their participating junior wellness walkers. Updated the script to be used in JSU Wellness-Anniston upcoming video promotion Had department evaluation meeting with Dr. Hammett JSU Wellness-Anniston Wellness Wednesday program began summer aerobics at the Bridge and Carver Community Center. Contacted the winners of the inspiration award which will be given announced at the 2009 Community Wellness walk. Was asked to speak at the Anniston Noon Rotary Club Met with the co-coordinators of the Calhoun County Community 2009 Health Fair Attended Quality Assurance monthly meeting at DHR Provided education and activities for the Cobb elementary summer youth program. Registered the Boys and Girls Club as Jacksonville Club as junior wellness walkers Wrote a script to be used in JSU Wellness-Anniston upcoming video promotion Met with the co-coordinator for the upcoming Youth, Empowerment, Education Summit to be held on July 22 at the Wiggins Center. Developed the program and contacted the guest speakers for the upcoming Y.E.S. event. Contacted potential partners for the S.E.W. program continuing educational component Representatives include Jacksonville State Continuing Education, Gadsden State College, Family Services, Second Chance Crisis Shelter, and Calhoun County Corrections rehab facility. Developed programming for upcoming events at the farmers market and in the fall and spring OFFICE OF DISTANCE EDUCATION At the July 13 Board of Trustees meeting, the Office of Distance Education was recognized as having had a successful 2008 – 2009 Program Review. The Office of Distance Education was certified as having successfully completed the Jacksonville State University’s Third Cycle of Program Review. Ms. Misty Cobb was selected as the Employee of the Month for July, 2009. Ms. Cobb was recognized for the invaluable service that she has given to the JSU community. She has conducted many faculty workshops and numerous individual training sessions. Ms. Cobb had prepared student guides, conducted research and piloted new software. In addition, she managed a distance education blog. Ms. Carey Smouse represented the Office of Distance Education at the Maxwell-Gunter AFB Education Fair. A great deal of interest was expressed by service members who wanted to learn more about current educational opportunities at Jacksonville State University. Some also expressed an interest in working towards degrees after their retirement. Online Programs Seventeen new online courses were approved through the Alabama Coordinator of the Southern Regional Electronic Campus (SREC) for the fall 2009 semester. Eighteen complete online programs and certificates are currently offered through Jacksonville State University’s Distance Education program. Support for faculty, staff, and students in these programs was provided by the Office of Distance Education from the beginning phases of program development, to implementation, and through ongoing support once launched. The following online degree programs are currently offered: Arts and Sciences BS in Emergency Management with a minor in Homeland Security BS in Emergency Management with a minor in Public Safety Telecommunications Graduate Certificate in Emergency Management MPA in Emergency Management MS in Emergency Management Graduate Certificate in Geographic Information Systems MPA in Geographic Information Systems MS in Computer Systems and Software Design MPA in Sports Management Commerce and Business Administration BS in Business/Management Master of Business Administration Education and Professional Studies BS in Family & Consumer Sciences with a concentration in Child Development MSEd in Physical Education MS in Manufacturing Systems Technology Nursing and Health Sciences Graduate Certificate in Nursing Education MSN in Nursing (Community Health Nursing) RN to BSN (STEP Program) RN/BSN/MSN in Nursing (STEP Program) Blackboard and Supporting Tools In August 2009, the Office of Distance Education acquired a campus-wide license for Respondus that is used to create or import tests into Blackboard. In addition, StudyMate Author software was also acquired that is used to create Flash-based study tools that can be imported into Blackboard. In September 2009, the Office of Distance Education acquired a 10-seat Elluminate visual classroom that will be utilized to provide training to adjunct faculty who are located too far from campus to attend on-campus training sessions. Training During the month of August, 25 sessions for various Blackboard Learn version 9 topics were attended by faculty. These 25 sessions totaled 24.75 hours of training. Twenty- eight unique faculty members attended one or more of these sessions. From September 1 through September 23, 15 sessions were attended by faculty. These sessions total 17.5 hours of training. Twenty-eight unique faculty members attended one or more of these sessions. A Blackboard Learn version 9 overview session was presented to the English Department on August 24; another overview session was presented to the Art Department on September 11. A departmental training session was conducted for the College of Nursing on September 17. Nineteen unique faculty members were trained in three Blackboard Learn version 9 topics. This one session totaled two hours of training. Additional training sessions for the College of Nursing as well as the English Department have been scheduled for the remainder of the fall 2009 term. During September, five unique faculty members were assisted in using the Respondus 3.5 software in seven separate one-on-one sessions. These sessions totaled 10 hours and 20 minutes of training. Evaluation Results There were no distance education evaluation results to be reported for the July- September period. The next distance education evaluation cycle will be conducted at the end of the fall 2009 term. According to the most recent Office of Distance Education student evaluations (conducted following the Spring 2009 term), the majority of students reported the same or better experiences in online courses as in traditional, face-to-face courses. The below highlights provide more specific data: Ninety-two percent of students described the level of concept acquisition/learning to be the same or better than traditional courses Eighty-six percent of students described the quality of student/teacher interaction to be the same or better than traditional courses Ninety-four percent of students described the level of convenience to be the same or better than traditional courses Eighty-nine percent indicated that they would take a future course online. Videoconferencing iTunes U experienced its highest volume of use to date; more than doubling the total downloads of the previous 6 months with over 4,186 lectures downloads since July 1st. Additional instructors and classes have contributed lectures to iTunes U over the last 3 months. Among these were: DR 398 - Costume Techniques CS 425 - Web Application Development Using Web Services ACC 200 - Principles of Financial Accounting EC 303 - Money and Banking EC 322 - Intermediate Macroeconomics The videoconferencing systems at Self Hall and Merrill Hall have been used to record hours of podcast lectures for placement on iTunes U. The Office of Distance Education placed a portable interactive videoconferencing (IVC) unit in Kitty Stone Elementary to allow for pre-service teacher observations and interactions. The Office of Distance Education also placed an IVC unit in Ramona Wood Building on campus at JSU which has increased the audience capacity for on campus utilization. In addition to this work with KSE, JSU’s Office of Distance Education continues to strive to serve the community through the use of the IVC systems both at JSU and beyond. The Office of Distance Education installed videoconferencing systems at the Little River Canyon Field School allowing for multiple educational and outreach opportunities between this building, the JSU campus, and other relevant sites. Advertising Mr. Tim Garner and Ms. Carey Smouse represented JSU at the Maxwell Air Force Base Education Fair in July 2009. Additionally, the Office of Distance Education participated in the Blue Cross and Blue Shield of Alabama Online Education Fair in August 2009. Free promotion of the MyJSU Online Distance Education initiative, in areas such as the SREC, helped to ensure that awareness of the distance education programs continues to reach students outside of the local area, thereby growing the distance education program and overall student enrollment at JSU. Enrollment Fall 2009 Distance Learning Course and Enrollment Data – with Blackboard supplements Format Course Sections Enrollments All Online (Bb, Other, 255 (181 courses) 5,673 ( 3,281 unique students) STEP)* 293 sections offered Bb Supplements** 565 sections – 4 are NA Videoconferencing (483 Bb courses – 1 is Videoconferencing) Videoconferencing* 4 (2 courses) 54 (47 unique students) 8 sections offered All distance formats* 259 (183 courses) 5,727 (3328 unique students) 301 sections offered All formats and 820 sections NA supplements** *Data provided by the Office of Institutional Research and Assessment. Source: BANINST1_AS_STUDENT_REGISTRATION_DETAIL and BANINST1_AS_CATALOG_SCHEDULE from 09/01/2009 **Data provided by the Office of Distance Education. Source: Blackboard Admin Interface – 09/03/2009; Data entered based on information provided by the Office of Institutional Research and Assessment. Marathon S 2009 Distance Learning Course and Enrollment Data Format Course Sections Enrollments All Online (Bb, Other, 0 ( 0 course) 0 (0 unique student) STEP)* 1 section offered Bb Supplements Not available at this NA time Videoconferencing* 3 ( 3 courses) 8 ( 8 unique students) 10 sections offered All distance formats* 3 ( 3 courses) 8 (8 unique students) 11 sections offered All formats and supplements NA NA *Data provided by the Office of Institutional Research and Assessment. Source: BANINST1_AS_STUDENT_REGISTRATION_DETAIL and BANINST1_AS_CATALOG_SCHEDULE from 09/01/2009 Graduate Studies Continuing Education As of September 15, 2009, the Office of Continuing Education conducted 317 classes beginning October 1, 2008. Service was provided to 6,429 students and 44,192 contact hours were generated. Jacksonville State University’s Office of Continuing Education hosted the Second Annual Community Development Institute in October 2008. The institute was held on the 11th floor of the Houston Cole Library. The CDI is committed to the non-exclusive training of individuals in the fields of community and economic development. The 38 participants came from a wide range of occupations and interests, from elected officials to volunteers at non-profit organizations. Two workshops were conducted in partnership with East Alabama Regional Planning Commission: Working with You Is Killing Me (74 attending) and Fundamentals of Successful Fundraising (35 attending). UPACE, the University Partnership of Alabama for Continuing Education, continues to offer certificate programs for the Association of County Administrators, Association of County Engineers, County Revenue Officers Association of Alabama, Alabama Association of 911 District Directors and the Alabama Association of Chiefs of Police. Participating in the program at this time are 267 County Administrators, 142 County Engineers, 138 Revenue Officers, 143 AA 911 District Administrators and 939 Chiefs of Police. The UPACE Partnership managed training programs this year throughout the State of Alabama as indicated below. Association of County Administrators of Alabama Association of County Engineers of Alabama Alabama Association of 911 Districts County Revenue Officers Association of Alabama Ethics for Public Officials and Employees (28) Fundamentals of Emergency Communication District Administration I (13) General Accounting, Financial Management and Planning I (19) Local Tax Options (26) Alabama Association of Chiefs of Police Excited Delirium (247) Vicarious Liability (261) Belinda Blackburn, Director, and Jennifer Swafford, Assistant Director, have played active roles in non-profit community organizations, specifically through the Anniston Rotary and the United Way’s Success by Six Program, which advocates and supports the need for literacy programs in early childhood education. Both also serve in leadership roles in other non-profit organizations in the community, such as the Society for Human Resource Management, Retired Senior Volunteer Program, and the Anniston Lion’s Club. Online courses continue to be popular. Seventy-four (74) students completed various online courses including real estate, accounting, computing, fitness, grant writing, medical transcription, management, legal, languages, and investing. The Office of Continuing Education hosted an open house on August 25. The event was geared toward employees in our community that have been displaced due to the economy. Free courses were available on resume writing, online research and application, online social networks, and medical certifications that are funded by the Workforce Investment Board. Continuing Education has provided administrative support for 38 athletic camps since October 1, 2008. Over 1,500 students have come to campus to participate in camps for football, volleyball, soccer, softball, basketball, and baseball. Twenty-three (23) overnight camps have been conducted since October 1, 2008, with 2,176 campers visiting our campus. Campers were housed in JSU dormitories. In-Service Education Center Teachers who plan to make application for National Board for Professional Teaching Standards (NBPTS) certification have been offered a mentoring program by the In- Service Education Center. These applicants are provided assistance in applying for the $2,500 grant offered by the state, as well as, one-on-one mentoring by NBPTS certified teachers during the nine month application period. Sessions are currently offered in Etowah County, at JSU, McClellan, and Piedmont Middle School. Piedmont City Schools alone has a total of 19 teachers who are participating in the program. The JSU In-Service Center provided registration scholarships for 32 teachers to attend the Gulf Coast Conference on the Teaching of Writing in Destin, Florida from June 29- July 2, 2009. Individuals’ school systems provide the travel expense to enable teachers to participate in this conference co-sponsored by the Alabama Regional In-service Centers. The 2009 Alabama Science in Motion Annual Report indicates that the JSU program had the second highest number of teacher participation days in the state during the last school year. The Science in Motion program is now serving all of the 35 high schools in the JSU In- Service region. The In-Service Center sponsored an English Language Learner (ELL) Summer Institute for teachers of ELL students during July. This four-day conference provided by the Southeastern Equity Center will be followed by additional training during the school year after the teachers have had opportunity to implement the strategies provided during the sessions. The In-Service Center hosted a meeting of Professional Development Coordinators from the fifteen school systems in the JSU region in late August. This group will continue to meet at JSU McClellan during the school year to review the Alabama Statewide Needs Assessment of Teachers and Administrators provided by the Alabama Regional In-service Centers. Programs and activities are provided for public school teachers and administrators suggested by the Professional Development Coordinators, based upon the Needs Assessment. AMSTI Jacksonville State University held its third Alabama Math, Science, and Technology Initiative Summer Institute July 6-17, 2009 hosting approximately five hundred sixty math and science teachers, administrators, and trainers who descended upon Oxford Middle School for two weeks of intensive training. Fifty five trainers from across the state served as our presenters. Dr. William Carr, keynote speaker James Span, Chief Meteorologist for ABC 33/40, and Steve Ricks were the speakers at the opening session held on July 6, 2009. Dr. Jeff Goodwin, superintendent of Oxford City Schools, and members of the Oxford City Board of Education attended the opening session as well as many community leaders. AMSTI – JSU welcomed eleven new AMSTI schools and approximately two hundred fifty year one participants. AMSTI – JSU is currently serving fifty-six AMSTI schools and one thousand two hundred teachers. During August 2009, over one thousand two hundred AMSTI math, science, and GLOBE kits were assembled and refurbished by the AMSTI staff of JSU and distributed to over one thousand one hundred teachers in the JSU In-Service region. One thousand science kits will rotate two to four times between approximately seven hundred science teachers. Math kits were distributed to approximately five hundred math teachers. July and August 2009 brought the addition of three new AMSTI staff; an assistant materials manager and two AMSTI elementary math specialists to work with AMSTI teachers. The first round of science kits will return to the AMSTI site to be restocked the first week of October and the second round will be distributed the third week in October. Two more rotations will take place in January and in March. September 10, 2009, AMSTI lead teachers met at the JSU In-Service Center and for a lead teacher professional development based on Leadership 101 and 360 Degree Leadership by John Maxwell. Lead teachers were provided with information and training to help them lead their fellow teachers as they implement AMSTI in their schools. Houston Cole Library Ms. Hanrong Wang, Ms. Jodi Poe, Ms. Bethany Latham, Ms. Kim Stevens, Ms. Laurie Charnigo, Dean John-Bauer Graham – Recipient, 2009 Faculty Research Award. Ms. Jodi Poe – Alabama Library Association’s College, University and Special Libraries Division Outstanding Professional Publication Award Publications Dean John-Bauer Graham. “An Uneven Balancing Act: One Library Administrator's View on Providing Library Services for Distant Patrons.” Journal of Library & Information Services in Distance Learning. v.3 no.2 (2009): 43-46. Dean John-Bauer Graham, et. al. “Creating a Culture of Mentoring @ Your Library.” Southeastern Librarian. v.57 no. 1 (Spring 2009): 29-38. Ms. Jodi Poe - “From the Editor.” (Column) Journal of Library & Information Services in Distance Learning. (v.3 no.2, April – June 2009), pp.41-42. Ms. Jodi Poe - “From the Editor.” (Column) Journal of Library & Information Services in Distance Learning. (v.3 no.1, January – March 2009), pp.1-2. Ms. Jodi Poe - (2009, April). “ALLA and AMO.” ALLA.COMmunicator [Online], 11(4), 18 paragraphs. Available: http://alla.associationsonline.com/documents/april2009communicator.pdf [2009, April 30]. Ms. Kimberly Stevens and Ms. Bethany Latham. “Giving Voice to the Past: Digitizing Oral History,” OCLC Systems & Services, 2009 (25:3): 212-220. Ms. Laurie Charnigo Phillips - (2009) “Lights! Camera! Action! Producing Library Instruction Video Tutorials Using Camtasia Studio.” Journal of Library & Information Services in Distance Learning, 3(1), 23-30. Other 2008-2009 Graduating Senior Survey ranked the Houston Cole Library highest in satisfaction in University facilities. Lurleen B. Wallace College of Nursing and Health Sciences Student Enrollment: The College of Nursing and Health Sciences (CNHS) continues to experience extraordinary growth. There has been exponential growth of the RN to BSN (STEP) Program. In fall 2004 there were 9 STEP students; fall 2009 data reflect STEP enrollment at 205! Likewise, the MSN Program grew from 29 students in 2004 to 82 master’s students in fall 2009. Of the 82 graduate students in nursing, 56 were JSU MSN students; there were 26 University of North Alabama (UNA) transient MSN students. JSU CNHS offers up to four MSN courses for students in the UNA MSN program. The following table illustrates the pattern of growth: Fall Fall Fall Fall Fall Fall 2004 2005 2006 2007 2008 2009 BSN: 202 BSN: 244 BSN: 238 BSN: 229 BSN: 240 BSN: 196 STEP: 9 STEP: 54 STEP: 100 STEP: 149 STEP: 187 STEP: 205 MSN: 29 MSN: 36 MSN: 44 MSN: 56 MSN: 61 MSN: 56 UNA UNA UNA UNA MSN MSN: 29 Transient: MSN : 21 MSN: 27 26 Total: 483 Total: 517 Total: 240 Total: 334 Total: 403 Total: 461 In the last five years, the CNHS has increased graduates by slightly more than 200%! In 2004-2005 there were 86 graduates; in 2008-2009 there were 267. The table below illustrates the pattern of growth. College of Nursing and Health Sciences Graduates Fall 2004 – Summer 2009 BSN RN-BSN MSN Total per Semester Fall 2004 25 - 6* 31 Spring 2005 46 9 - 55 Summer 2005 - - - - Total 2004- 86 2005 BSN RN-BSN MSN Total per Semester Fall 2005 49 - 10* 59 Spring 2006 57 18 - 75 Summer 2006 - 17 - 17 Total 2005- 151 2006 Fall 2006 56 15 11* 82 Spring 2007 50 13 - 63 Summer 2007 - 38 - 38 Total 2006-2007 183 Fall 2007 51 37 12* 100 Spring 2008 2 21 - 23 Summer 2008 - 40 - 40 Total 2007- 163 2008 Fall 2008 43 45 16* 104 Spring 2009 42 37 - 79 Summer 2009 39 45 - 84 Total 2008- 267 2009 *only graduates in December August 2009 Graduates. There were 84 graduates in nursing in August 2009. Of the 84 graduates, 39 were generic (traditional) students and 45 were RN to BSN (STEP) students. Dr. Christie Shelton was promoted to Assistant Professor commencing September 1, 2009 with the new academic year. Dr. Rebecca Peinhardt, RN, DNP joined the faculty in fall 2009 as an Associate Professor and Ms. Tina Dooley, RN, MSN joined as an Instructor. Ms. Cristy Daffron, RN, MSN joined our faculty as an Instructor in spring 2009. The total number of full time nursing faculty is 25. On September 15th NU 324 Pediatric nursing students along with faculty members, Dr. Phyllis Waits and Dr. Kay Prickett participated in a drive thru flu clinic sponsored by the Calhoun County Health Department. The flu clinic was a huge success with 1,404 vaccinations being given. Instructor, Ms. Betsy Gulledge received notification this week that she will be receiving the Alabama Board of Nursing (ABN) scholarship for $5000 for the academic year 2009- 2010. This is the fourth year in a row Ms. Gulledge has received this scholarship. An article written by Instructor Ms. Betsy Gulledge was published in the MCN: The American Journal of Maternal Child Nursing in the July/August 2009 edition. Dr. Debbie Curry attended the American Nurses Credentialing Center (ANCC) Pharmacology for Advanced Practice 2009 Seminar in Silver Spring, MD on August 23- 26, 2009. Dr. Curry holds both a doctorate in nursing and is a nurse practitioner with prescriptive authority. She developed and is teaching NU 520 Advanced Pharmacology for the first time fall 2009. Ms. Betty Ishoy, University of West Georgia conducted a faculty workshop on test construction and item analysis to nursing faculty on August 20, 2009 in the College of Nursing and Health Sciences. Dr. Phyllis Waits attended the Alabama Association of School Nurses 39th Annual Conference in Montgomery, AL on June 4-5, 2009. Dr. Phyllis Waits, Ms. Kim Hollingsworth, and Ms. Cindy Tubbs attended a continuing education Grant Writing Basics Workshop on May 27, 2009 in Anniston, AL. Student Affairs Admissions Office The Office of Admissions is pleased to announce that the number of applications received for the 2009 fall semester was the third highest in a ten year period with 4116 undergraduate students applying for admission. The number of new freshmen accepted was the third highest in a ten year period with 2534 acceptances. The overall number of new students enrolled is the third highest since 1990 with 1923 new freshmen and transfers. Student Health Center Ms. Amanda Bonds was hired as the new director of the Student Health Center on August 3, 2009. The Student Health Center assisted 768 clients from July 1-September 25, 2009. The Student Health Center has distributed Alabama Department of Public Health and Centers for Disease Control and Prevention fliers related to influenza and in response to H1N1 concerns. The Student Health Center is actively tracking influenza like illness (ILI) and is a voluntary reporting agency for American College Health Association’s Pandemic Influenza Surveillance. Surveillance data may be viewed at: http://www.acha.org/ILI_Surveillance.cfm A web-based patient satisfaction survey was implemented August 26, 2009. The Office of Institutional Research and Assessment issues the email survey to patients within two weeks of a visit to the Student Health Center. University Police Inspectors from the Commission on Accreditation for Law Enforcement Agencies (CALEA) were on campus August 8-11, 2009 auditing files, riding with officers, conducting a public forum and interviewing citizens for the reaccreditation process. Notification was received from CALEA on September 29, 2009 that the University Police was found to be in compliance with all 463 files and were recommended unanimously for reaccreditation by the inspectors. Active Shooter Response Training was held on August 18-19, 2009. Members of UPD, JPD and Alabama State Troopers were in attendance. The National Incident Management Systems Compliance Assistance Support Tool (NIMSCAST) reporting system was initiated on September 2, 2009. NIMSCAST is required of state agencies by the State of Alabama and allows agencies to show their progress toward completing training and emergency operation plans in response and recovery from mass emergency incidents. UPD hosted CPR recertification provided by Life Saver on September 2, 2009. UPD personnel and Robert Mills of the Student Health Center attended. UPD worked with several JSU departments and local community on the 9/11 Ceremony on the Bibb Graves front lawn in honor of those who lost their lives on September 11, 2001. Sgt. Carl Preuninger and Ms. Melonie Carmichael attended the Mass Casualty Chemical Exercise in Anniston on September 29, 2009. Parking violation citations and decal sales are up from this same time last year. Traffic congestion has decreased due to traffic enforcement which is aiding in the effort to allow the transit system to make routes in a timely manner. Student Life Freshman Forum The JSU Freshman Forum has undergone the selection process for the 2009-2010 academic-year. There were 110 applications turned in, and we selected 45 for the forum. John Allen Huntsville, AL Alyssa Angel Oxford, AL Raven Bell Bessemer, AL Rachel Castrenze Douglasville, GA Amanda Cave Roswell, GA Ashley Clampitt Dadeville, AL Kelly Collins Birmingham, AL Amber Dilley Leeds, AL Radrequia Finley Alexander City, AL Lauren Gentry Albertville, AL Gretchen Glass Leeds, AL Tory Green Huntsville, AL Logan Greenwood Alexandria, AL Janet Harbor Alexandria, AL Amanda Irmiter Valley, AL Ariah Jackson Lanett, AL Ryan Jefferson Birmingham, AL Jasmine Jones Birmingham, AL Paul Killen Chattanooga, TN Mynah Knight Birmingham, AL James Langford Huntsville, AL Brandon Lewis Birmingham, AL Melissa Lavern Oxford, AL Mary McWhorter Piedmont, AL Beth Milam Trussville, AL Katie Minter Rome, GA Daryn Mitchell Atlanta, GA John Morton Birmingham, AL Minter Newman Jacksonville, AL Dalton Parris Alexandria, AL Heather Pollard Centre, AL Chadrick Rhodes Newman, GA Aolean Richardson San Diego, CA LaShandra Rivers Birmingham, AL Corey Robinson Dallas, GA Toshiko Sims Gadsden, AL Brandon Trammell Ragland, AL Shelby Truitt Alexandria, AL Joseph Turner Munford, AL Stormier Vess Hatton, AL Matthew Vickers Galesville, AL Casey Walker Douglas, AL Shyann Wallace Birmingham, AL Whitney Wells Fairfield, AL Kristin Young Raeburn, AL Fraternity and Sorority Life On August 24 – 27, 2009, the Panhellenic Council held their annual formal recruitment. 97 women registered and 88 attended. 70 of 88 women who attended accepted bids to join a sorority. On September 13, 225 students attended our annual NPHC Greek Convocation. NPHC Greek Convocation is held for students interested in joining a fraternity or sorority under Jesus’ National Pan-Hellenic Council. Interfraternity (IFC) Recruitment-Each chapter organized their own informal recruitment activities during the week of September 14 – 18. At the conclusion of the week, 70 men accepted bids to join a fraternity. During September 21 – 25, 2009, the Fraternity and Sorority Life community partnered with JSU Athletics, JSU Peer Educators and University and Residence Life to sponsor events for National Hazing Prevention Week. Our theme was Gamecocks Unite against Hazing, Alcohol Abuse and Bystander Behavior. On Monday evening, our 500 students attended the kickoff event to learn the importance of bystander behavior. On Thursday, September 24, we observed National GORDIE day. JSU was one of 135 institutions that registered for National GORDIE day. Over 200 student previewed HAZE, which is a documentary film about Gordie’s story. As a campus community this week, we have united to take a stand against hazing, alcohol abuse and bystander behavior. We hope the anti-hazing efforts taking place on our campus has helped provide a framework of reflection on the importance of accountability for your actions. Student Government Association/Multicultural Programming The SGA Executive Planning Retreat was held August 7-8, 2009, Houston Cole Library. There were 7 participants at this retreat. Student Government Association Executive Officers attended the STARS Leadership and University Advocates Conference in Sand Destin, Florida on August 9-11, 2009. Four students represented Jacksonville State University. The SGA Senate Retreat was held on August 21-22, in the basement of Patterson Hall. There were thirty-six senators and executive officers in attendance. Welcome Week 2009 began on August 25 with Get On Board and SGA Involvement Day. Participation for this event was approximately 1200 students. The Welcome Back Mixer held on August 26, reached room capacity drawing a crowd of more than 300 students. The Pool Party was held on August 27. While fun was achieved for those that attended, the event drew a small crowd of about 40 participants. The Drive In Movie was a favored event as well and the estimated attendance was 200 students. The first ever Cocky Showcase Talent Show was held on the lawn of TMB on September 2. This event was very popular with the student body and attendance was calculated at approximately 300. The All Sports Pep Rally held on September 3, drew an attendance crowd of about 275 students. SGA Poster Sale on September 8-9, attracted crowds of 500 students per day. The Latin Dance Party held on September 16, 2009, is a highly anticipated event. The SGA co-sponsored this event with the International Student Organization. This event is always successful in bringing together a multitude of student organizations for a bit of cultural awareness as well as fun and fellowship. The event resulted in 400 students attending throughout the evening. Gamecock Orientation Approximately 1200 (or 96%) First-time freshmen attended Gamecock Orientation. Fall 2009 is the first year that orientation has been required for all first time students between the ages of 18-24. This is approximately at 25% increase from 2008. Disability Support Services/Counseling Services Ms. Julie Nix was hired as the new director of Counseling and Disability Support Services. Career Services Career Services posted 45 non-teaching jobs and 121 visits were recorded from July through September. Jacobs Technology of Huntsville, AL formed a partnership with Career Services to recruit technology and computer science graduates. Twenty-two businesses will be represented at the Fall Career Fair to be held October 7, 2009. Department of University Housing and Residence Life Staff Report: Mr. Marcus Shepherd was selected as the new Residence Life Coordinator of the Apartment Area. Mr. Shepherd was the Assistant Residence Life Coordinator of the Apartment Area. Mr. Shepherd replaced Ms. Andrea Pruitt. Facilities Report: In conjunction with the Physical Plant, the Department of University Housing and Residence Life schedules several projects throughout the department each summer. These projects are carefully planned in order to continue enhancing the quality of living within our facilities. Please note the following projects that were planned for the previous summer. Fitzpatrick Hall: Mechanical Piping Replacement is completed Sparkman Hall: Exterior Improvement/Painting is ongoing Colonial Arms Partial Renovate/Upgrade is complete at this point but will continue next summer Dixon Hall: Chiller Replacement is completed CCTV: Approximately 98% completed Access Control: Approximately 98% completed Fire Alarms: Approximately 98% completed Program Report: The residents of Crow and Fitzpatrick Hall are participating in Intramural Flag Football. We began our new game day programming for residents. In conjunction with Family Day activities, we provided the residents with game day breakfast. We have implemented a new web based program tracking system, Think Thank, http://jsu.universitythinktank.com/index.asp. Miscellaneous: We open the doors of the Leadership House for Men this fall and currently 16 men are living in Colonial Arms Apartments. The 2009-2010 Leadership House for Women and Men mentor applications are available. Ms. Brooke Bell presented during Hazing Prevention Week. Fire Alarm drills were completed for all residence halls, Pannell Hall, and the Leadership House for Women. Residence Hall Association (RHA) attended the September 15th Health Fair Fall Occupancy Report 2009 Available Total # of Occupancy Halls Beds Res % Crow 183 163 89% Curtiss 177 177 100% Daugette 147 121 82% Dixon 189 176 93% Fitzpatrick 223 222 100% Logan 121 121 100% Patterson 103 88 85% Sparkman 212 197 93% Subtotals 1355 1274 94% Available Total # of Occupancy Apartments Beds Res % Campus Inn (Eff) 48 46 96% Campus Inn (1Bd) 35 35 100% College 22 22 100% Jax (1Bd) 28 26 93% Jax (2Bd) 11 11 100% Pannell-1 66 66 100% Pannell-2 5 4 80% Pannell-3 1 1 100% Penn House 32 30 100% Colonial Arms (1) 8 7 88% Colonial Arms (2) 32 32 100% Subtotals 288 280 97% Available Total # of Occupancy Houses Beds Res % Leadership House for Women 17 17 100% Subtotals 17 17 100% Available Total # of Occupancy Totals Beds Res % Totals 1660 1571 95% International House We are looking forward to another exciting 2009-2010 year at the International House. This year we have students from the following countries: Austria, Belarus, Bulgaria, Ecuador, El Salvador, Ethiopia, France, Germany, Honduras, Israel, Jordan, Kenya, Mexico, Montenegro, Morocco, Nepal, Nicaragua, Nigeria, Turkmenistan, Uzbekistan, Vietnam, and the United States. This year, the traditional U.N. Day Tea will be held on October 25 as part of the festivities of the Homecoming Weekend. We did this last year and had great attendance because many of the Alumni decided to stay for the ceremony and reception. If you are planning to attend Homecoming, be sure to plan to attend the U.N. Day Tea, at 2:00 p.m. on Sunday, October 25, 2009. On that same day, there will be a luncheon and a ceremony dedicating the plaque that designates “The James H. and Myra Hume Jones International House Program.” This dedication was approved by the JSU Board of Trustees in 2006 thanks to the overwhelming support of our Alumni in this effort. We have cast a beautiful bronze plaque that will be placed in the lobby of the International House and officially dedicated prior to the U.N. Day Tea. Bill and Martha Jones, Alfred and Margaret Jones, and other lead donors, friends and JSU officials will be present.
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