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									                        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

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
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
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

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

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
Dr. Benjie Blair served on the Pandemic Planning and Preparedness Response
Committee and attended the Calhoun County Health Department roundtable on H1N1

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
Dr. George Cline – Elected to Executive Board for the Association of Southeastern
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

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

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

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
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
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

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:
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.
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.
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
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
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.
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
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 ( 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,

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.


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
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

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

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,

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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.

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

                        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

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.


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.


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

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.

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.


Fall 2009 Distance Learning Course and Enrollment Data – with Blackboard

Format                            Course Sections        Enrollments

All Online (Bb, Other,         255 (181 courses)         5,673 ( 3,281 unique students)
                               293 sections offered

Bb Supplements**               565 sections – 4 are      NA
                               (483 Bb courses – 1 is

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

*Data provided by the Office of Institutional Research and Assessment.


**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)
                               1 section offered

Bb Supplements                 Not available at this    NA

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.


                                    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

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
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
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.
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
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

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: [2009, April

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.


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


Fall 2004                25               -                   6*                   31

Spring 2005              46               9                   -                    55

Summer 2005               -               -                   -                     -

Total 2004-                                                                        86
                      BSN       RN-BSN   MSN   Total per


Fall 2005              49         -      10*      59

Spring 2006            57         18      -       75

Summer 2006             -         17      -       17

Total 2005-                                      151

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

Fall 2008              43         45     16*     104

Spring 2009            42         37      -       79

Summer 2009            39         45      -       84

Total 2008-                                      267

  *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)

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

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:

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,

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

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

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,

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,


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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