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JSU Core Values Page 2 - August 2013

Jackson State University believes that its role as a historically Black university inspires and exemplifies positive societal change.

Jackson State University believes in the principled exercise of leadership and the sanctity of the public trust.

Tradition

Accountability

Jackson State University is committed to creating a community, which affirms and welcomes persons from diverse backgrounds and experiences and supports the realization of their human potential.

Jackson State University believes in an experientially enhanced learning environment where teaching, research and service are integrated and mutually reinforcing.

Nurturing

Learning

Jackson State University responds to the needs of society to the best of its ability and expects its graduates to do likewise.

Jackson State University believes in and accepts its duty to enhances each generation’s capacity to improve the human condition.

Service

Responsibility

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Student Life Page 3 - August 2013

Welcome to Jackson State University I welcome you to Jackson State University and want you to know we are delighted that you have chosen the place that “ensures deep quality through academic excellence, technology-infused learning and civic engagement.” We are “One JSU” and we are glad you are here. From opening convocation to commencement, Jackson State University is dedicated to providing each student with everything you need to reach success. With you as an equal partner in this learning experience, the Division of Student Life can support and

help guide you on the pathway to success. Whether you’re a commuter or residential student, at JSU, there are many opportunities for you to get involved in campus life. I encourage you to excel in the classroom, participate in student organizations and extracurricular activities, volunteer for community service, and utilize facilities such as the Walter Payton Wellness Center and Career Services/Student Employment Center. Each staff member within the Division of Student Life is dedicated

personally and professionally to ensuring that our students have a meaningful and successful university experience inside and outside the classroom. We take seriously our commitment to creating a campus climate that includes all, supports diversity, and connects our students to success. Our administrative offices are located in the JSU Student Center on the 2nd and 3rd floors. Please feel free to come visit us or contact our main office at 601-979-2241. My best wishes for a great year, Marcus A. Chanay, Ph.D. Vice President for Student Life

Jackson State University Division of Student Life Office Locations STUDENT CENTER

Cheryl Shaw Chair & Spirit Team(s) Coach/ Advisor 601-979-1620

Dr. Marcus A. Chanay Vice President for Student Life #3222 - 3rd Floor 601-979-2241

Student Life Operations Verlesser Williams Day Manager Room #3203 601-979-2571

Cynthia Moore Executive Assistant to the Vice President for Student Life Michelle Williams Secretary/Grant Specialist

Thomas Bethley Night Manager

Dr. Phillip Cockrell Associate Vice President for Student Life #3200 - 3rd Floor 601-979-6940

LaTasha Norman Center for Counseling & Disability Services Francis White, Lead Therapist Director of Clinical Operations Suite 2102 601-979-0374

Naquala Coleman Associate Dean of Students Judicial Services 601-979-4259

Monica Wall-Jones Assistant Director for Disability Services 601-979-3704

Pamela Mitchell Administrative Assistant 601-979-2329 Center for Student Engagement and Inclusion 2nd Floor JSU Student Center Dr. Gary Crosby, Assistant VP of Student Development and Leadership 601-979-0523

Gilda Robinson Coordinator of Student Organizations and Special Initiatives Suite 2147, Room #2124 601-979-3308 Antonette Williams Administrative Assistant 601-979-1179 Special New Student Issue

Terrence Johnson, Therapist Director of Clinical Operations 601-979-0522 Jackie Nash, Administrative Secretary 601-979-0374 Rev. Elbert McGowan Coordinator Suite #2210 601-979-0525

Tinna Holt Associate Director of Leadership Suite 2147, Room 2125 601-979-3309

Rev. William Ndishabandi Co-Advisor tor Religious Council 601-979-0480

Campbell College

Housing and Residential Life Vera Jackson, Director 601-979-2326 Edward Roberson Associate Director Jeanese Alexander Assistant Director Campbell College North Entrance

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Alice Harden Center for Service &

HEALTH SERVICES CENTER 601-979-2260

Community-Engaged Learning First Floor

Dr. Samuel Jones Director of Health Services

Dr. Gisele Gentry Associate Director of Service Learning 601-979-6938

Dr. Robert Smith Associate University Physician

Regina Clay Service-Learning Resource Specialist/ NSE Coordinator 601-979-6939 Eltease Moore Community Service Coordinator 601-979-1762 Terence Parker Service Learning Faculty Liaison 601-979-4156 JSU Veterans Center

Campus Ministries

Lori Stewart Associate Director for Campus Life/Pageants and Productions Suite 2146 601-979-4224

REDDIX COMPLEX

Timothy Abram, Director Reddic Complex, First Floor 601-979-0889 Kimberly Jones-Ward Benefits & Program Counselor 601-979-1755 Kristi Gary Administrative Assistant 601-979-1365 Career Services and Student Employment Center Reddix Complex, First Floor 601-979-2477 Lashanda Jordan Director Dr. Lavenita Cottrell Assistant Director Jeremy Hodge Coordinator Alisha Hughes Administrative Assistant

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Ollie Harper, R.N.C./W.H.C.N.P. Director of Nurses Victoria Coleman, L.P.N. Assistant Director of Nurses Brenda Berry, L.P.N. Staff Nurse Jacqueline Martin, L.P.N. Staff Nurse Carolyn King Administrative Assistant

WALTER PAYTON RECREATION AND WELLNESS CENTER Rachel Cowan, Director 34 Walter Payton Place 601-979-1648

BLACKBURN LANGUAGE ARTS BUILDING

Reginald Castilla, Director Upward Bound Blackburn Language Arts Building, First Floor #100 601-979-4275 Student Publications 601-979-2167 Sylvia T. Watley, Director Student Publications & Student Life Marketing, Second Floor Blackburn Language Arts Building Shannon Tatum, Publications & Office Manager

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History of the Residential Halls at JSU Page 4 - August 2013

Alexander Center

Campbell College

Dixon Hall

E.T. Stewart Hall

Transitional Hall

McAllister-Whiteside Center

Alexander Residence Center is named in honor of Florence Octavia Alexander, an alumna of the University and renowned educator in Mississippi. The Center was comprised of three residence halls, East, North and West halls. North Hall was torn down in 1998. Alexander East and West Halls are still being used. Alexander West Hall is currently under renovation and will re-open in fall 2014. Alexander East Hall will close for renovation in May 2014. Alexander Center currently is the freshman center. East Hall houses the males and West Hall houses the females. The Center currently has 400 rooms and can house 800 residents. It also has study rooms, a lobby with a large screen television, two laundry facilities and other amenities that are available in Alexander Center are: central air and heating, basic cable plus HBO, WiFi, and a MicroFridge unit in each room. Campbell College Suites is an upscale residence complex that is comprised of two residence halls,

“North and South”. A student must have 56 hours or more to qualify to reside in Campbell College Suites. The suites feature spacious bathrooms, furnished living/dining areas, and a kitchenette that is equipped with a refrigerator and microwaves. Other amenities which are included are: private rooms, wall-to-wall carpet, central heat and air-conditioning, Wi-Fi, basic cable plus HBO, laundry facilities, hotel style locks, a community kitchen for special occasions, lobby with a big screen television, study rooms and a beautiful courtyard. An added feature to Campbell Suites North is the Housing/Residence life Office is located on the first floor. Campbell College Suites was named after Campbell College, which was moved from Vicksburg to Jackson, Mississippi in 1899. The original Campbell College was named for Bishop Campbell who was presiding bishop of the Third District of the African Methodist Episcopal Church. It was organized at Bethel

A.M.E. Church in 1890 and was the first African American Methodist Episcopal Church. Faculty and students at Campbell College were a part of the civil rights actions in Jackson during the Civil Rights Movement. John W. Dixon Hall was constructed in 1969. This seven-story facility houses 402 sophomores, junior, senior, and graduate male students. In 1983, New Men’s Dormitory was officially named J.W. Dixon Hall in honor of an outstanding alumnus, John W. Dixon. In 2004 Dixon Hall closed for renovations and reopened Spring 2006 as a suite style residence with a community kitchen for special occasions, wall-to-wall carpet, central heat and air-conditioning, study rooms, a laundry facility and a beautiful lobby with a big screen television. Other amenities are: basic cable plus HBO, Wi-Fi, hotel style locks and MicroFridge units in each room. McAllister-Whiteside Residence Center was first occupied in 1982. The 247 room facility houses 444 female honor freshmen, sophomores

Jackson State Residential Life The Housing/Residence Life Department welcomes you to the Jackson State University family and we wish you a successful year. We invite you to become a part of our residence life program. The Housing/Residence Life Department is committed to enhancing your learning experience, personal growth, and leadership skills. Our activities and programs are designed to educate and build a strong community among our residents. If you are interested in becoming a part of the residence life community, we invite you to apply. You may apply two ways: request an application from the Housing Office or you may print an application from our website, fill out the application and mail it to the Housing Office with the non-refundable processing fee. Our web address is www.jsums.edu/housing. After receiving your housing ap-

plication, you will be assigned a room if space is available. We will send a pack of information to you, which will include your Residence Hall License Agreement, Data form, and items you may bring. If you request a specific person to be your roommate and we will make every effort to honor your request. As a resident on campus, you have the opportunity to share in community living at its best. • Convenience - walking to class, the library, health center, post office, dining services, wellness and recreational center, athletic events, and other campus events we also have basic cable (71 channels plus HBO), Internet access, Micro- Fridge units (microwave/refrigerator units) in every room, and laundry facilities are also available. We also have staff available 24 hours a day to handle any problems that may arise in the

residence halls. • Friends - meeting new people is one of the best experiences about being a part of residence life. We have a very diverse community and some of the people you meet may become lifelong friends. • Academic Enhancement Tutorial Services: Community Directors (on call 24 hours a day), Assistant Directors, Community Assistants, and receptionists are available to assist you in meeting their academic and personal goals. • Programming educational, recreational, and social programs are also a part of residence life. Research shows that living on campus is a very positive factor in a student’s success especially during the freshman year. For further information about residence life, you may contact the Housing/Residence Life Department at 601-979 2326.

and selected athletes. The five-story building has lobby/study rooms, laundry facilities and Micro fridge units in each room. Other amenities are: central heat and air-conditioning, Wi-Fi, basic cable plus HBO. E.T. Stewart Hall is named in honor of a noted alumnus, Edgar T. Stewart. Our wonderful older facility has community bathrooms, central air and heating, basic cable plus HBO, Wi-fi, Microfridge units in each room, hotel style locks, and a laundry facility. It currently houses continuing freshmen and sophomore males. Transitional Hall is a four-story suite style facility that opened in August 2002 as a residence hall which houses students while other residence halls are renovated or built. Currently, Transitional Hall serves as a female residence hall, which houses 432 sophomore, junior, senior and graduate students. The amenities are basic cable plus HBO, WiFi, MicroFridge unit in each room, a laundry facility, central heat and air-conditioning and hotel style.

Housing FAQs What is included in each room? Each room has twin beds, closets, a MicroFridge unit, and mini blinds. What size is the mattress in my room? Mattresses are twin size and regular length, 36x75x6. What is there to do in the residence halls? You may participate in hall governance through Residence Hall Association, attend meetings as well as participate in educational, recreational and social programs. We do have intramural sports available in the residence halls. Do the residence halls have many rules? Rules are in place to ensure the safety and rights of everyone. Some examples of these rules include: no smoking policy throughout the residence halls, quiet hours, and visiting hours for guests of the opposite gender. Rules governing these polices will be issued to you at check-in. Are you required to attend meetings that are held in the residence halls? Yes. All residence hall meetings are important and this is one way we communicate with you regarding policies and procedures, events, and other changes within the residence hall.

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JSU Dining Services Page 5 - August 2013

JSU Dining welcomes all new students for the academic year of 2012-2013! Here at JSU, there is something for everyone. With the new locations on campus we hope to meet every students dining needs and make eating on campus fun, convenient and most of all economical! Residential Restaurants: The newly renovated Real Food on Campus at Heritage feature allyou-care–to-eat breakfast, lunch, or dinner, with international entrees, grill, deli, salad bar and more. Food courts are the place to meet, greet and eat between classes. Choose from Chick-fil-A, Pizza Hut, Bistro 1877, Mississippi Kitchen, and 34 Payton Place. All

of these places are located at the Legacy in the Student Union. You can also visit Burger King, which will be located in Heritage Dining Hall. Eat in or take out using Tiger Bucks! Cafes and coffeehouses are the places to get work done on your laptop or to enjoy your favorite espresso drink or smoothie at Java City located in Samson Library. Use your Tiger Bucks instead of cash. P.O.D Express is where you can go to purchase items on the go or stock up your mini fridge in your room. P.O.D Express will be located in the Legacy. You can also visit Tiger Market located in the Student Union for your Stock the Dorm items!

JSU Dining Meal Plans JSU Dining would like to welcome all new and transfer students! We offer a variety of meal plans to meet each students needs whether you live on or off campus! The 7-Day All Access Plans allow students to eat an unlimited amount of meals in RFoC at Heritage 7 days a week. 5-Day All Access allows students to eat an unlimited amount of meals, Monday-Friday in RFoC at Heritage. Tiger bucks are used dollar for dollar at any JSU Dining location! Resident Meal Plans *Upgrade to 7-Day All Access with $250 Tiger Bucks, only a $100 up charge for 125 more Tiger Bucks! Great Value! 7-Day All Access /$125 Tiger Bucks 7-Day All Access /$50 Tiger Bucks 5-Day All Access /$30 Tiger Bucks Commuter Meal Plans Create your own meal plan! Commuter plans are smaller meal

plans created for students that commute to campus. Block Meals are to be used at RFoC at Heritage. Each time your card is swiped, one meal is subtracted from your account. RFoC 25 RFoC 50 RFoC 100 Campus Connector – RFoC 50 and $100 Tiger Bucks *Add any amount of Tiger Bucks to your plan! Or you can choose the Campus Connector that has 50 block meals and $100 Tiger Bucks! For more information about JSU Dining or to purchase a meal plan, please visit our website at www. jsumsdining.com or call (601)-9790447. You may also stop by our office located in the Student Center, room 1200. Stay Connected! Find us on Facebook or follow us on Twitter for information, coupons, event photos and promotions! Don’t forget to purchase your meal plan!

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Latasha Norman Center for Counseling and Disability Services Page 6 - August 2013

Tips for new students

Congratulations on your accomplishments! You have reached your newest and probably one of your most important destinations, Jackson State University (JSU). Your decision to attend JSU signals that you have chosen to become all that you can be and more. You are now on your way to building new relationships, new experiences, and new support systems. Your decision to attend JSU may be related to the research, academic and sports programs offered, to scholarship, or to family ties to the university. No matter what category you fall in, learning how to make responsible decisions in your personal, academic and social life will play a major role in helping you achieve your goals and become more successful in school, your chosen career and in life. Support from significant others in your past and now in college will serve to increase your faith, courage and determination to fulfill your goals and objectives (need to have some) as you make choices that shape your career path and life ideals. You need to know that Jackson State has resources that serve to support your efforts and assist you in reaching your college goals. • Get to know the JSU student mentors, your advisors and career counselors. Talk with your professors. Your attitude, how you think and what you do or don’t do will play a large role in shaping your experiences and future success (achieving your goals and objectives) in your personal, academic and social life. • Take charge now; act responsibly, set priorities, manage your time, don’t make unnecessary hasty decisions; seek professional advice when you need to, participate in extracurricular activities, put your best effort into all of your work, and always remember why you are here! • Attend all student orientations and new student activities. Read your Student Handbook, in addition to other important highlights, it discusses students’ rights and responsibilities and is one of the major pieces of information on university policy related to how each student should conduct his/herself while attending the University. The student Handbook can also be found

online at the university website. Learn what resources are available to you and what is expected of you as a JSU student! Get better acquainted with your surroundings! • As you move forward in your new surroundings, it’s normal to miss family and friends! It might be a good idea to put up pictures of them in your room. Call or write to them about the new people, activities and friendships you have made and get to know your roommates and classmates. You may need one or more of your classmates to become a study friend. Find out about tutorial services. Build new support systems! • Some of the decisions you will have to make touch on the values and beliefs you have held on to prior to college life. Remember, you will be held accountable for most, if not all of the decisions that you make. Don’t bow down to pressure when you have to make important decisions that could seriously affect your personal, academic and social life. Don’t feel alone; seek help from parents and/or counseling professionals on campus if you need to. Keep your priorities in sight! • Make list of goals you would like to achieve the first semester, and repeat the same action again for the second semester! List the actions that you will take to achieve your goals. Take action! Always have a plan and make every effort to see it through! The faculty and staff at JSU can also serve as good resources for many of the questions and challenges that you will have now and throughout your college career. Ask questions! • Get to know your Advisors; they can be very beneficial in assisting you with answers to questions and decisions regarding career objectives and future job opportunities. Get to know your academic counselors well! • JSU has many organizations and activities going on the entire school year: the student newspaper, student government association, sports clubs, music clubs, service learning/community service, campus ministries, re-

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search groups, just to name a few. Consider volunteering and/or participating in one or more campus activities! • Plan your time well and in advance; make a schedule for yourself. Be sure to include activities such as sports events, concerts, meetings, etc., in addition to study time and other extracurricular activities. Make sure that you designate enough time to take care of your academic work, including projects. Balance your coursework and extracurricular activities! • Plan your finances well. Keeping track of your finances is important. If you don’t have a budget, make sure that financial support that is designated for college tuition and fees are paid to the financial aid office as soon as you receive it. Don’t build debt! • Don’t overextend yourself and jeopardize your grades by participation in too many activities, an extra heavy course load, or demands from an employer that would exceed your available time. Get to your classes on time, make every effort to attend all classesand turn in your work in on time! You are in charge of planning your time well!

• Set a goal to remain in good health or become a healthier person. Attend campus health fairs; seek healthcare advice from the Student Health Services Center and other professional campus resources. Jackson State also has the Walter Payton Fitness and Wellness Center. • Make a good impression at all times! Respect yourself and others. Dress appropriately for classroom and other campus events. Speak to others in the manner that is outlined in the JSU handbook. Work hard to present yourself in a ‘good light’ to those you encounter every day. Refer to university policy as it relates to student dress and language expectations! • Enjoy your time at Jackson State! This is your university! Work hard, and be a good citizen in your new learning community. Become a serious scholar, a responsible individual, and an active member of the JSU family! For more information and/or counseling services please contact The Latasha Norman Center for Counseling and Disability Services @ 601.979.0374.

JSU DISABILITIES SERVICES a. The student is to secure notetakers with the assistance of his/her instructor if needed. DS suggests 2 or 3 notetakers per class. b. As a general rule, notetakers are NOT compensated. c. It is recommended that the student ask his/her instructor to check the notes for accuracy and completeness on a regular basis. Getting Started In order for a person to be eligible for services, the following requirements must be met: 1. Apply and be admitted to Jackson State University undergraduate or graduate program. 2. Provide current and comprehensive documentation of a disability to the ADA Office of Disability Services. 3. Register with the ADA Office of Disability Services to initiate accommodations. 4. Work as a full-time, part-time, or adjunct employee of the University. Intake Procedures The mission of ADA services is to provide reasonable accommodations to students and employees who qualify under Section 504 of the Rehabilitation Act of 1973 and the Americans with Disabilities Act of 1990 (ADA).

Collaborating with faculty and staff will empower students/employees who have disabilities. Each individual will be enabled to equal access to an education and university life. Notetakers:

A student must self-identify with the ADA Office of Disability Services each semester or session for which you are seeking accommodations. • Provide current documentation from a professional qualified to diagnose the specific disability. • The Assistant Director of

ADA Services must review all documentation and determine whether the student is eligible to receive services. • Reasonable and appropriate accommodations are determined by the student and the ADA of Services Assistant Director based on documented needs and functional limitations of the individual. • Letters of Accommodation may be re-evaluated with input from the instructor, the student, or additional documentation. The aim is to encourage self-advocacy skills in the individual with a disability and to include the faculty member or supervisor in the accommodations plan. • Accommodation letters must be requested, reviewed, and reissued each semester the student expects to receive services. • FERPA, HIPPA and all other laws of confidentiality are observed strictly. All individuals seeking services must sign a release of information statement which promotes dialogue among office staff, the student, and the instructor or service provider on a need-to-know basis. Additional information is available through our office at 601.979.3704 (telephone), 601.979.6919 (TTY). Call us should your future visits require any advance assistance. The office is located on the second floor of the JSU Student Center.

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Campus Ministries Page 7 - August 2013

A very famous person once said, “For what will it profit a person if he gains the whole world and forfeits his soul? Or what shall a person give in return for his soul?” This has to be one of the most important questions asked of all time. It’s very direct and immediately gets at the purpose of life. It’s easy to think that we exist in order to get money, get things, get our slice of the american pie, have great careers and so forth. While nothing is wrong with either of those things, should they be our ultimate concerns? According to this teacher, the answer is, “No!” There was much wisdom and grace in His observation! For who of us can take money, things or even loved ones, with us when we breathe our last breath? In that moment, what will matter is if we have properly cared for our greatest possession in lifeour souls! Our souls are the part of us that thinks, reasons, makes judgements about moral behavior, responds correctly to beauty and injustice, and compels us to believe that God existswho also rewards those who diligently seek Him. It is what inhabits our bodies and makes us unique-unlike everything else in all of creation. We will one day give an account, to the Creator of all things, as to what we did with our souls. Do we understand its value and worth? Have we established relationship with the One who made us, in His image? Have

we found forgiveness and rest for it? Do we understand that once we adequately care for it, we are actually freed to rightfully enjoy life and the things/people we truly love? Campus Ministries exists in order to help our students, who are having their minds challenged and lives changed by the University, not to neglect their souls in this process. We desire to come along side the University, to champion its values, to promote its worth, and to encourage our students to truly engage the material and opportunities it offers. We long to help the University form and shape well-rounded students, who leave our University having mastered their field of study and having gained an awareness of self, the world, and the Creator of all. Therefore, we provide Bible studies, Book studies, Worship services, Fellowship activities, Community service/Mission trip opportunities, and Counseling by seminary trained pastors. For more information about Campus Ministries at JSU, feel free to contact me, Pastor El, at 601-979-0525 or 601-622-8505, email:elbertmcgowan@gmail.com, website:www.jsuruf.com. or any of our co-advisors to the Religious Council. My office is located on the 2nd floor of the Student Center. I also share office space with our RUF Interns, Latasha Allston, RUF

Students participate in Reformed University Fellowship bible study. Intern for Girls (415-385-6871 and Jamaal Cox, RUF Intern for Guys: (864-420-1884). Should you need us, someone will be in the office! Once you get off the elevator, keep left. Either one of us will happily provide

you with information regarding the religious organizations on campus. The contact information for all Campus Ministry Leaders are below. Feel free to view websites or contact us via text messaging or email.

Religious Council The mission of the ‘Religious Council’ is to encourage and support the spiritual and religious development of the Jackson State University community through providing opportunities for dialogue, fellowship, and worship. BAPTIST STUDENT UNION leas students to a commitment to Jesus Christ as Savior and Lord; involves them in responsible church membership in the life of the denomination; provides activities on the campus for worship, discussion, Bible study, social action, social life, and witness; and leads students to give themselves in service in the community and the world. BEREAN OUTREACH MINISTRIES encourages participants to seek a personal relationship with Jesus Christ, promotes a deeper understanding and appreciation for the Word of God, and enhances an understanding of comparative religion with a goal of promoting religious tolerance and freedom. CHURCH OF CHRIST

(HOLINESS) U.S.A. STUDENT UNION/ STUDENTS WITH A TESTIMONY (S.W.A.T.) provides spiritual support for students by providing biblical teaching, promoting fellowship, and providing opportunities for Christian community service. CHURCH OF GOD IN CHRIST (COGIC) COLLEGIATE CLUB provides for the spiritual growth and development of the individual while in college as well as the opportunity for cohesion and fellowship among persons of the Pentecostal Faith. FELLOWSHIP OF CHRISTIAN ATHLETES (FCA) OF JACKSON STATE UNIVERSITY presents to athletes and coaches and all whom they influence, the challenge and adventure of receiving Jesus Christ as Savior and Lord, serving Him in their relationship and in the fellowship of the Church. FRIENDS OVERCOMING CRISIS USING SOLUTIONS (F.O.C.U.S) believes that men and women

of similar beliefs should bind themselves together in order to form a more perfect union among college men and women, to promote positive solutions to various problems, to further brotherly/sisterly love and spirit of social service, and to protect the sanctity of Christianity. INTER VARSITY CHRISTIAN FELLOWSHIP has a goal to establish and advance at Jackson State University witnessing communities of students and faculty who follow Jesus as Savior and Lord: growing in love for God, God’s Word, God’s people of every ethnicity and culture and God’s purposes in the world. JSU INTERFAITH GOSPEL CHOIR stimulates and enhances the quality of the spiritual outlook of JSU students through traditional and contemporary Gospel music. MEN AND WOMEN OF VISION CHRISTIAN ORGANIZATION exists (1) to combine Christian morals and

standards with the motivation of academic success; and (2) to expose students to practical insights concerning their direction in life by way of biblical principles as well as challenging them to have a clear understanding about their fields of study and to build solid academic achievement. MEN OF GOD CHRISTIAN FRATERNITY believes that persons drawn to this organization have been so led by the spirit of God, having already been equipped with the tools necessary to become warriors for Christ. Thus, our objective is to merely encourage such a transition, refining those gifts and talents given to God so that overall, the body of Christ may be uplifted. MUSLIM STUDENT ASSOCIATION seeks to promote friendship and cultural sharing between Muslim students and the Jackson State University community and to provide students, both Muslim and non-Muslim, with clear and correct information

about Islam to disclaim any misconceptions about Islam and/or Muslims. REFORMED UNIVERSITY FELLOWSHIP promotes the glorification of God in all pursuits and endeavors of life and the enjoyment of Him forever. REVOLUTION ON CAMPUS (R.O.C.) provides an alternative avenue whereby born-again men and women can affiliate with an organization that represents the doctrine of Christianity. TIGERS FOR CHRIST: JSU CHURCH OF CHRIST CAMPUS MINISTRY encourages faith, promotes increased biblical and spiritual knowledge of students, and promotes unity and positive relationships among students. WESLEY FOUNDATION is a United Methodist student movement which seeks to provide college students Christian fellowship, worship and service through the Christian ministries of teaching, counseling, evangelism, and discipleship.

JSU Veterans Center • Veterans Services Mission: Our mission is to improve and enhance the success of student veterans, service members and dependents. We support the Division of Student Life through the development and implementation of outreach programs designed to provide student support services focused on the special needs and requirements of today’s military student. Services Provided to Veterans, Service-Members, Dependents and Survivors (VSDS): • Adivse prospective VSDS students on the admission process. • Assist VSDS students with their military education benefits. (G.I. Bill) • Provide resources through the Career Center Transition Program. • Offer counseling support services to VSDS students through the Latasha Norman Center for Counseling & Disability Services. • Provide academic support services to VSDS students between departmental units on campus. • Reach out to the VSDS population throughout Mississippi to

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Members of the National Guard at Veterans Services event. inform them of education opportunities at Jackson State University. • Recruit the VSDS population throughout Mississippi. • Serve as a liaison between the veteran student community, the

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University and Veterans Affairs. Contact Information: For more information, the Veterans Center is located in the Jacob Reddix Building on the 1st Floor in rooms 101 & 102. You can also call: 601-979-1365

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or 601-979-1755 or fax:601979-6918. The hours of operation are 8:00 a.m.- 5:30 p.m. Additional information is located on the website: www.jsums. edu/studentlife/veteran-student-services-program.

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New Student Orientation and Welcome Week is designed to support students in making a smooth transition into the JSU community. Students will participate in a variety of information academic, social, and community service activities to help connect students with resources and services. Friday, August 16, 2013 Move In Day Saturday, August 17, 2013 Move In Day Residence Halls open at 8:00 a.m. Check-in in the lobby of your assigned residence hall. Check on your financial aid and pay your fees in Financial Services. Financial Aid, Financial Services and Admissions will be open in B. F. Roberts Hall 8:00 a.m. – 5:00 p.m. 7:00 PM - Welcome Reception for Parents Families JSU Student Center Ballroom Meet and greet…take a break from the summer heat! 8:00 PM - Movie Night (between the College of Liberal Arts and College of Business) This event is open to Members of the Class of 2017 and future Jacksonians ——————————————————Sunday, August 18, 2013 10:00 AM-11:00 AM - Campus Ministries Meet and Greet A special non-denominational meet and greet for students, parents, and guests with JSU Campus Ministers Student Center Ballroom A 11:00 AM-1:00 PM - Parents’ Brunch (Optional) Heritage Dining Hall 12:00 PM –12:50 PM - Money Matters (For Parents) Rose E. McCoy Auditorium University representatives from Financial Services and Financial Aid will discuss how their offices can help you settle your bill. 2:00 PM-3:30 PM - Opening Convocation Featured Speaker: Dr. James Renick Lee E. Williams Athletics and Assembly Center New students will be welcomed by the President, the Provost, Deans, and outstanding student leaders. The ceremony celebrates the history of Jackson State University’s academic community and calls upon students to make a commitment to live by the values embodied in the 2013 New Student Orientation Theme: Academic Excellence, Technology Infused Learning, and Civic Engagement. 3:30PM – 5:00 PM Getting Connected: How We Support Parents and Families Rose E. McCoy Auditorium A panel discussion designed to address key issues in the first year of college, and ways to support your student. Representatives from the following departments will be available to answer questions: Department of Housing/ Residence Life, Student Health Center, Campus Police, Aramark, JSU Post Office and the Walter Payton Center. 4:00 PM- 5:30 PM - Get Motivated Featured Speaker: Keith Brown Lee E. Williams Athletics and Assembly Center Utilizing his personal stories, Keith Brown will motivate students to go from IMPOSSIBLE to I AM POSSIBLE. 6:00 PM – 7:30 PM - Reception for New Students, Parents and Families JSU Student Center Ballroom (3rd Floor) —————————————————— Monday, August 19, 2013 8:15 AM - First General Session All-First Time Students, Rose E. McCoy Auditorium 8:30 a.m. – 10:30 a.m. - Community Service, Student Center (For students who participated in the July Orientation) 8:30-11:30AM College Student Inventory (Transfer Students Only) The Noel-Levitz College Student Inventory survey as a part of a student centered initiative to determine how you learn best and what might be done to help you succeed as a JSU student. 8:30 PM-12:30 PM CBASE (College Basic Academic Subject Examination) The College Basic Academic Subjects Examination with Essay (CBASE) is a criterion referenced 180-item academic achievement examination administered to first-time freshmen to measure competencies in English and Mathematics. Last Name Initials A, B, C D,E, F S T, U, V G, H, I W,X,Y,Z P,Q,R J-O Overflow

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1:00 PM-2:00 PM - Placement Tests Toledo Chemistry Test (Science Majors) - John A. Peoples Bldg. Rm 204 & 209 Music Placement Test (Music Majors) - F.D. Hall Music Center Room 201 2:15 PM-3:30 PM - Concurrent Sessions I The College Deans Meet the Freshman & Transfer Students of 2013 The Deans, Chairs, faculty and students will meet with first-time students interested in various colleges to discuss degree offerings, college and departmental requirements and academic support programs. College of Business College of Business Building, Room 134 Dr. Jean-Claude Assad, Interim Dean College of Education & Human Development Joseph H. Jackson School of Ed. Room 100 Dr. Daniel Watkins, Dean College of Liberal Arts Dollye M. E. Robinson Liberal Arts Building Room 166 Dr. Lawrence T. Potter, Jr., Dean College of Public Service JSU Student Center Senate Chambers Dr. Ricardo Brown, Dean College of Science, Engineering & Technology Engineering Building Room 100 Dr. Richard A. Alό, Dean Undergraduate Studies(Undecided Majors) Charles F. Moore, Room 100 Dr. Evelyn J. Leggette, Dean 3:00 PM- 6:00 PM - Campus Fun Day (Food, Games, Music) Pedestrian Walkway 3:35 PM-4:30 PM - Concurrent Session II Commuter and Transfer Students Orientation Location: JSU Student Center Theater Veteran and Military Student Orientaion Location: Jacob L. Reddix Buildings 100 The goals of orientation & this presentation are to familiarize you with the GI Bill and to thoroughly understand your benefits and responsibilities at JSU. W.E.B. DuBois Honors College Students Orientation Location: JSU Student Center Ballroom A This session will provide new students an overview of the mission, membership guidelines, requirements and benefits of enrollment. 7:00 PM-9:30 PM - ROMP at the REC Walter Payton Recreation and Wellness Center This program will provide students the opportunity to learn more about the recreation center. An information session, mini-sport tourneys, group exercise demonstrations, SAC orientations, tours, refreshments, music, and prizes will be held. —————————————————— Tuesday, August 20, 2013 8:30 AM-11:30 AM - Community Service Project Student Center (For students who participated in the July Orientation) Academic Advisement for Classes First Year Professional & Faculty Advisors will be available to assist students with course selection, change of major, and referral to needed resources. First-time freshman and transfer students are to report by college according to the schedule below to the Charles F. Moore Building Room 100 for academic advisement and selection of Fall 2013 courses. See Page 15 for complete schedule 2:00 PM - International Student Orientation General Purpose, Jacob L. Reddix Building This session is designed specifically for international students. 2:00 PM-3:30 PM- “What’s the 411 at JSU” Student Center 3:30-5:00 PM (For students who have completed the registration process) 6:00 PM - “Putting the ‘U’ In JSU” Student Center Ballroom A&B Putting “U” in JSU is an opportunity for students to get a sneak peak at various Student Life departments and leadership opportunities. 9:00 PM - Movie Night - Student Center-Student Theatre Continued Page 9

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Wednesday, August 21, 2013 8:30 AM-11:30 AM - Community Service Project (For students who participated in the July Orientation) Student Center 8:30 AM-4:45 AM - Academic Advisement & Registration (All Students) Charles F. Moore Room 100 *Transfer students with 60 or more earned hours are advised in their major departments. Junior and Senior are also advised in their major departments. 2:00 PM-4:00 PM - The Scoop on JSU 1st Floor Student Center While enjoying ice cream, hence the word “scoop,” students will learn about campus departments that are vital to them as they matriculate through JSU. 5:00 PM-6:30 PM - “Becoming a True Jacksonian Man” Featured Speaker: DeMarco Morgan Jacob L. Reddix General Purpose Room This program will be a conversation among men in the Class of 2017. The facilitator for this event, Mr. DeMarco Morgan will provide students with tools necessary to succeed at JSU and beyond. “Becoming a True Jacksonian Woman” Featured Speakers: Edelia Carthan and Sarah Brown Student Center Ballroom A&B This program will be a conversation among women in the Class of 2017. Facilitators for this event, Dr. Edelia J. Carthan and Ms. Sarah Brown, will provide students with tools necessary to succeed at Jackson State and beyond. 6:00 PM-8:00 PM - Evening Registration 7:00 PM - Comedy Show - Rose E. McCoy Auditorium ——————————————————Thursday, August 22, 2013 9:00 AM-4:00 PM - “JSU Leadership: At Its Best Ft. Patrick George” Lee E. Williams Athletic and Assembly Center This program will provide students with an opportunity to learn about leadership while exploring their leadership abilities through teambuilding exercises, lectures and evaluations. 8:30 AM-4:45 AM - Academic Advisement & Registration (All Students) Charles F. Moore Room 100 *Transfer students with 60 or more earned hours are advised in their major departments. Junior and Senior are also advised in their major departments.

2:00 PM - International Student Orientation (For those students who missed the first session) General Purpose - Jacob L. Reddix Building 6:00 PM-8:00 PM - Evening Registration 7:00 PM - It’s Showtime at JSU (Apollo Style Talent Show for the Class of 2017) Rose E. McCoy Auditorium Friday, August 23, 2013 10:00 AM - Freshman Closing Orientation Program “Welcome to Tigerland, Embracing Your Journey” Speaker Dr. Calvin Mackie Rose E. McCoy Auditorium As the Welcome Week culminating program, students will understand the importance of evolving academically, socially, and spiritually throughout their matriculation at Jackson State University. 8:30 AM-4:45 AM - Academic Advisement & Registration (All Students) *Transfer students with 60 or more earned hours are advised in their major departments. Junior and Senior are also advised in their major departments. Various Locations 5:00 PM - Who Runs the Yard-Meet the Greeks & Festival Lawn of the John A. People Building (Celebration for all Students with Food and Music) ——————————————————Saturday, August 24, 2013 8:30 AM-11:30 AM - Community Service Project Student Center (For students who participated in the July Orientation) Walter Payton Fitness Center The following activities are available for students Fitness Challenge, Open Gym, Open Free Tennis, Basketball, Touch Football, etc. 4:00 PM, 6:30 PM & 9:00 PM Movie Night & Game Room Student Center ——————————————————Sunday, August 25, 2013 10:00 AM - Worship Services JSU Student Center Ballroom A 7:00 PM - Movie Night, JSU Student Theater Monday, August 26, 2013 Classes Begin

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Alice V. Harden Center for Service & Community Engaged Learning Page 11 - August 2013

Top left: Students clean debris from yard during ASB trip to Hattiesburg. Top Right: Students move furniture into home of tornado victim. Bottom: Group photo of students who partipted in 2013 Hattiesburg ASB.

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university are required to have 120 service hours to meet graduation requirements! Start today!!! How to Get Involved in Civic Engagement at JSU Getting involved in civic engagement at Jackson State University is very simple. The Alice Varnado Harden Center for Service and Community Engaged Learning (AVHCSCEL) has information on a wide variety of opportunities for community involvement. Most positions require a weekly commitment of 3-5 hours. Volunteer training is provided by most agencies. Check with the AVCSCEL to find out what events are coming up and how you can volunteer. This fall, you will also be able to locate service opportunities via our website.

teams of college students in communities to engage in civic engagement and experiential learning during their summer, fall, winter, weekend or spring breaks. Alternative Breaks are our flagship and most popular program, year after year. Students travel cross the U.S. and internationally perform projects for community agencies and learn about social issues such as literacy, poverty, racism, hunger, homelessness and the environment. Participants receive a detailed orientation, and participate in reflection sessions, during preand-post trip group sessions. Contact Eltease Moore at 601-979-1762 or eltease.moore@jsums.edu.

The AVCSCEL promotes social action through campus-community partnerships, faculty scholarship and student involvement. Last year, through the Center, nearly 4,210 students provided 172,710 hours of service to off-campus communities. Check out our programs below to get involved.

Civic Engagement/Community Service Your volunteer service of a few hours a week will make a difference to people in need. The immersion is another culture driven by the environment and deepens your understanding of our society in a way that goes beyond your preconceived orientation. You will learn what challenges communities face and see how your work furthers the community’s goals. You will also build valuable relationships with the people that you work along

Alternative Breaks This is the perfects short-term volunteer experience, designed to place

beside each time your serve. You can also make a difference by supporting and contributing to meet a need in the community that affects the lives of the elderly, homeless, people with disabilities, schools, childcare centers and many other community organizations. Contact Eltease Moore at 601-979-1762 or eltease.moore@ jsums.edu. National Student Exchange (NSE) The National Student Exchange (NSE) is a program for undergraduate exchange within the United States and Canada. Instead of crossing oceans, NSE students cross state, regional, provincial, and cultural boarders. The Program provides an exciting opportunity to attend one of 200 colleges and universities at instate tuition or at little or no more cost than you now pay! NSE is now placing 4,500 students for exchange annually. Contact Regina Clay at 601-979-6939 or regina.clay@jsums. edu. Service Ambassador (Work Study) Students selected to work in the Student Service Ambassador Program through the Center for Service and

Community Engaged Learning play a key role in promoting the value and ethic of service at the university. Service Ambassadors assist in supervising and supporting students at their service site and assist in all facets of various activities, particularly service-learning. Service-Learning Students engage in volunteer service related to a service-learning course in which they meet regularly with a faculty member to reflect, discuss and analyze the impact of their issues. Students will think critically about issues of public policy, active citizenship and civic responsibility. Academic credits are issued for successful completion of the service-learning course and generally a minimum number of civic engagement hours are required. . Contact Gisele N. Gentry at 601-979-6938 or gisele.n.gentry@jsums.edu. Visit the Alice Varnado Harden Center for Service and Community Engaged Learning located in the Jacob L. Reddix Office Complex, Suite 110. For questions general questions please contact 601-979-1294.

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Looking for ways to get involved? At Jackson State University, student leadership and student organizations are just as diverse as our student body, faculty and staff. We have over 100 ways to get involved so there is something for everyone. Getting involved in a student organization is a good way to discover what interest you the most while meeting new friends. The Center for Student Engagement and Inclusion, located in Suite 2147 of the JSU Student Center is here to help you get started. That’s where you will find the Student Government Association, Pageants and Productions, Student Organizations, the Spirit Team, and the Student Leadership Institute which is the clearinghouse for becoming a certified leader and the Thurgood Marshall College Fund. Other popular initiatives and groups includes: Fraternities and Sororities, the Honda All-Star Campus

2012-2013 SGA President Brian Wilkes during community voter registration drive.

Challenge, Commuter Connection Program, Parent’s Association, Religious Organizations and Academic

Honor Societies just to name a few. and community service. No matter All groups offer opportunities for what you like to do, it is so easy to leadership, in addition to campus get involved at JSU.

Clubs and Organizations Student Organizations are an excellent avenue to experience student life to the fullest and become a wellrounded student leader at Jackson State. Traditionally, many successful JSU graduates have received numerous benefits such as intellectual, social, moral and physical development from being connected and involved with student clubs and organizations. Jackson State University affords every student approximately 100 ways to complement their classroom experience, which will lead to favor-

ably impacting the communities in which they live and work. Attend the annual the Student Organizations Expo to be held in the JSU Student Center to find out about what student clubs and organizations have to offer at JSU. You also may be interested in being a part of the Student Government Association (SGA) through the election process of Class Senators. This organization advocates the issues and concerns of their constituents so the JSU student experience will be meaningful and memorable. In addition, the Student

ACADEMIC COUNCIL/ Mass Communications Club HONOR SOCIETIES Mathematics Club Accounting Society Meteorological Student Society AFROTC - Soaring Tigers Minority Association of Pre-Medical Alpha Chi Students (MAPS) Alpha Kappa Delta Honor Society National Association of Blacks in Alpha Kappa Mu Honor Society Criminal Justice Alpha Lambda Delta National Assoc. of Black Journalists Alpha Mu Gamma Honor Society National Health and Fitness Association American Advertising Federation National Organization for Professional American Chemical Society Advancement of Black Chemist and American Marketing Association Chemical Engineers American Society of Civil Engineers National Society of Black Engineers Army ROTC Tiger Battalion National Student Speech, Language Arnold Air Society and Hearing Association Assoc. of Computing Machinery Phi Alpha Assoc. of Technology, Management Phi Alpha Theta & Applied Engineering Phi Delta Alpha Business Law Society Artist’s Club Phi Epsilon Kappa Beta Beta Beta Phi Kappa Phi Beta Gamma Sigma Pi Gamma Mu Beta Kappa Chi Pi Lambda Theta Blue Key Honor Society Pi Mu Epsilon Chemistry Society Pi Sigma Alpha Chi Alpha Epsilon Honor Society Political Science Club Chi Alpha Sigma Nat’l College Pre-Health Society Athlete Honor Society Psi Chi National Honor Society Chi Epsilon Pi Honor Society Psychology Club Economics Club Psychology @ Work Epsilon Pi Tau PRSSA Fannie Lou Hamer Pre-Law Club Sigma Alpha Pi Honor Society Financial Management Association Sigma Tau Delta Honor Society Health, Physical Education and Social Work Student Association Recreation Club Soc. for the Adv. of Management History Club (SAM) JSU Student Chapter of IEEE Society of Manufacturing Engineers Kappa Delta Pi Society of Physics Students Lambda Alpha Epsilon Society of Women Engineers

Government Association coordinates and facilitates the football pep rallies, Homecoming festivities and other interest activities. All students, residential and commuter are equally important at Jackson State University. With that in mind, student living and gainfully employed in the Jackson metropolitan area are encouraged to stay connected to student life by participating in student activities at JSU. It is important to join a student club/ organization that is concerned about issues affecting your daily school ac-

Sociological Society Spectrum Student Council for Exceptional Children National Education Assoc. (NEA) Urban Studies Club CLASS COUNCIL Freshman Class Sophomore Class Junior Class Senior Class NATIONAL PAN HELLENIC COUNCIL, INC. Alpha Kappa Alpha Sorority, Inc. Alpha Phi Alpha Fraternity, Inc. Delta Sigma Theta Sorority, Inc. (Inactive) Zeta Phi Beta Sorority, Inc. Iota Phi Theta Fraternity, Inc. Kappa Alpha Psi Fraternity, Inc. Sigma Gamma Rho Sorority, Inc. Phi Beta Sigma Fraternity, Inc. Omega Psi Phi Fraternity, Inc. RELIGIOUS COUNCIL Baptist Student Union Berean Outreach Ministry Church of Christ Holiness U.S.A. Student Union (S.W.A.T.) (COGIC) Collegiate Club Fellowship of Christian Athletes Friends Overcoming Crisis Using Solutions (F.O.C.U.S.) Inter-Varsity Christian Fellowship JSU Interfaith Gospel Choir Men & Women of Vision

tivities, such as (frequency of shuttle routes, construction detours, computer lab availability, library hours, etc.) Keep in mind, prospective employers are seeking students that are achieving academic excellence and actively serving the communities in which they live and work. Questions regarding the value of being involved with student clubs and organizations, or activities for commuter students may be directed to Ms. Gilda Robinson at (601) 979-3308, Suite 2147 of the JSU Student Center.

Men of God Christian Fraternity, Inc. Muslim Students Association Reformed Univ. Fellowship (RUF) Revolution on Campus (R.O.C.) Tigers for Christ: JSU Church of Christ Campus Ministry Wesley Foundation RESIDENTIAL COUNCIL Campbell Suites South – Women Campbell Suites North – Men E.T. Stewart Hall for Men F.O. Alexander East Residence F.O. Alexander West Residence John W. Dixon Hall for Men McAllister-Whiteside Residence Transitional Dorm Residence Hall Association SPECIAL INTEREST COUNCIL Akoben Society ACLU @JSU Awareness Society Blue and White Flash Newspaper Ceramic Clay Club Cheerleaders/Tumblers Club Commuter Student Association Dance Ensemble Dazzlers Dance Team Earth Angels First Book College Advisory Board Food Service Club Honda Campus All Star Challenge Inroads Student Association Insatiable Modeling Squad Int’l Student Assoc. Investment Club “J” Club Student Athlete Advisory Committee

Karate Club Maddrama Performance Troupe (NAACP) Chapter #5843 National Recreation Organization OutSpoken Pierian Literary Society Pre-Alumni Club Shakespeare Club Starlight Club Student Educational Exchange (SEE) Student in Free Enterprise (SIFE) Student Programming Board Tau Beta Sigma Sorority, Inc. Tiger P.R.I.D.E. Connection (TPC) University Choir/Chorale University Club- Alabama Chapter University Club - Arkansas Chapter University Club-California Chapter University Club-Caribbean Chapter University Club - China Initiatives University Club-Georgia Chapter University Club-Illinois Chapter University Club-Indiana Chapter University Club-Louisiana Chapter University Club-Michigan Chapter University Club-Missouri Chapter University Club-Tennessee Chapter University Club -Texas Chapter University Orchestra University Marching Band Young Democrats at JSU Young Forward Lookers at JSU STUDENTGOVERNMENTASSOC. MISS JSUANDTHE ROYAL COURT

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Freshman Class Elections 8/18/2013 – Nominations & Application Submission Time: 6:00 p.m. Location: Lee E. Williams Athletics & Assembly Center (AAC) 8/19/2013 – Notification of Qualified Candidates Time: 12:00 p.m. Location: Center for Student Engagement and Inclusion (Suite 2147) 8/19/2013 – Campaigning Begins Time: 2:00 p.m. Location: Campus 8/20/2013 – Speeches & Meet the Candidates Forum Time: 6:00 p.m. Location: Student Center - Ballroom A 8/21/2013 – Candidate Campaigning Time: All Day Location: Campus 8/22/2013 – Candidate Campaigning Time: All Day Location: Campus 8/23/2013 – Freshman Class Elections Time: 12:00 p.m. – 4:00 p.m. Location: Commuter Lounge, 2nd Floor of the JSU Student Center 8/23/2013 – Announcement of Winners Time: 5:30 p.m. Location: Lawn of John A. Peoples Bldg.

The following explains the Student Government Association’s structure for the Organization of Classes and the offices to be field. For additional information, contact the Center for Student Engagement and Inclusion at 601-979-4224. Article VI – Class Council Each class shall have officers consisting of the president, vice-president, business manager, secretary, assistant secretary, parliamentarian, two (2) senators, king and queen. Section III. Election and Appointment of Class Officers A. Be a member of their respective classes (according to hours completed) during the election process. B. Shall not be on any type of disciplinary, scholastic or attendance probation at time of election or during his/her term of office. C. Candidates for Class Queens & Kings must also participate in a pageant or deliver a speech as scheduled by the Election Commission, be single, never have been married and not have a child. Section IV. Duties and Powers of Class President A. The President shall govern the class and plan activities and functions to promote the class as a whole. B. Serve as the official spokesperson for the Class. C. Call and preside over Class meetings. D. Present to Class at least twice a semester, a report on planned Class activities. E. Recommend in writing and with reasonable cause the removal of elected or appointed officers. F. Call special Class and Class officer meetings. G. Serve as an ex officio member of the Executive Council. H. The Senior Class President shall serve on Commencement Committee. Section V. Duties and Powers of the Class Vice President A. Preside in the absence of the President. B. Serve as an ex officio member of all Class committees, both standing and ad hoc. C. Serve as chair of the Class Program Committee. D. Perform the necessary and proper duties designated him/her by the President as related to class business. Section VI. Duties and Powers of the Class Business Manager A. Keep an accurate record of all disbursements of funds. B. Serve as temporary depositor of Class funds. C. Make available a financial report at each Class meeting. D. Sign all requisition for Class funds. Submit a copy to Office of Student Center for Leadership and Involvement. E. an inventory of all Class property and submit a report, in writing, on the conditions and state of the same to the Senate on or before their first regularly scheduled Senate meeting F. Serve as Chairperson of the Class Budget & Finance Committee. G. Serve on the SGA Finance Committee Section VII. Duties and Powers of the Class Secretary A. Take and keep accurate records of the proceedings of each schedule as well as called meeting. B. Be responsible for bringing to each meeting the following items: 1. The minutes of the previous meetings. 2. The SGA Constitution and Policy and Procedures. 3. A list of all standing and ad-hoc committees and their members. C. Perform and assist in tasks delegated him/her by the Class President as related to Class business. D. Make available to the Office of Student Leadership and Involvement copies of minutes as well as agendas of all meetings within 48 hours of meetings. Also make copies available to the Executive Secretary. E. Carry out the official correspondence of the Class. F. Adhere to the Attendance Policy. Section VIII. Duties and Powers of the Class Assistant Secretary A. Perform the duties of the Secretary in his/her absence. B. Assist the Secretary with his/her assignments. C. Follow all requests prescribed to him/her by the Class President and/or Secretary. D. Serve as official Secretary to all Class Committees. E. Serve as Class Historian. F. Adhere to Attendance Policy. Section IX. Duties and Powers of the Class Parliamentarian A. Advise the presiding officer of the Class meeting of parliamentary procedure. B. Follow Roberts Rule of Order to maintain order throughout the meeting. C. Carry out assignments proscribed to him/her by the Class President as related to Class business. D. Bring to Class meeting a copy of proper parliamentary procedures (Robert’s Rule of Order) and SGA Constitution. E. Adhere to Attendance Policy. Section X. Duties and Powers of the Class Senators A. Serve as voting member of the Student Senate. B. Report directly to the Class on the activities of the Senate. C. Carry out assignments prescribed to him/her by the Class President related to Class business. D. Adhere to the Attendance Policy. Section XI. Duties and Powers of Class King and Queen A. Serve as official ambassadors for the Class at all official and calendar events of the University when requested. B. Class Queen serves as an attendant to Miss Jackson State University. C. Serve as co-chairpersons of the Class Community Service Committee. D. Adhere to Attendance Policy. Title VI – CLASS ELECTIONS Candidates for Class Officers must: A. Be a member of their respective classes (according to hours completed) B. Have a cumulative Grade Point Average of 2.8 or above to qualify for candidacy and maintain a minimum 2.5 cumulative Grade Point Average to remain in office. Candidates for Class Queens & Kings must in addition to the above participate in a pageant or deliver a speech as scheduled by the Election Commission, be single, never been married and not have a child. They must remain in this status during their term of office. 500.3 Schedule of Elections All class Elections shall be held during General Spring Elections with the exception of Freshmen Class Elections which shall be considered Special Elections to be held during the Fall Semester prior to the first game of the Football Season.

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Find out the “who is” and the “what for” in University College If you want to know the answer to the questions, the reasons why, or the “who is” or the “what for,” then you need to meet the faculty and staff in University College (UVC). University College is one of the units in Undergraduate Studies that assesses, places, teaches and mentors students during their matriculation at Jackson State University. A staff of 13 administers the ACCUPLCER to prospective students who are referred to screening for admissions; teaches developmental and intermediate courses in English, math and reading; provides academic support through learning skills classes, provides first year seminars in the academic disciplines; sponsors Alpha Chi, Alpha Lambda Delta, Chi Alpha Epsilon Honor Societies. University College also administers the Undergraduate English Proficiency Examination (UEPE) which is required of all students who have completed 9-12 hours of the English Core Curriculum. Transfer students are encouraged to visit University College immediately upon enrolling to determine their eligibility for taking the UEPE. The faculty and staff welcome all new students to Jackson State University and invite them to visit the academic offices located in the Charles F. Moore Building. University College is managed by the Associate Dean of Undergraduate Studies, and she can be reached at 601-979-7092 or mjackson@jsums.edu. Dr. Marie O’Banner-Jackson is the Associate Dean.

Standards for Academic Progression Effective Summer 2001: Section 484 of the Higher Education Act (HEA), as amended, requires that a student maintain satisfactory progress in the course he or she is pursuing according to the standards and practices of the institution in which he or she is enrolled in order to receive aid under the student financial assistance program authorized by Title IV of the HEA. These programs include the Federal Pell Grant, Federal Supplemental Education Opportunity Grant, State Student Incentive Grant, federal Work-Study, Federal Perkins Loan and Federal Family Education Loan Program. Jackson State University students must show measurable academic progress toward a degree. The University conforms to the standards of the Southern Association of Colleges and Schools and is accredited by that agency. Full time students are required to earn a 2.00 cumulative grad point average in major courses of study in order to graduate. Title IV recipients use a graduated scale that culminates in the graduation requirement in order to maintain satisfactory progress. All eligible to receive assistance, undergraduate recipients must satisfactorily complete 67% of all hours attempted. Full time undergraduates pursuing a degree are allowed to attempt up to 150% of the published length of the program. This includes both JSU and transfer hours. The following scale is used to determine if satisfactory progress is being maintained by full time undergraduate students. Total Hours Attempted Including Transfer Hours and Minimum Cumulative Grade Point Average Required: 0-29, 1.50; 30-59, 1.75; 60-89, 1.80; 90-107, 1.90; 108-128, 2.00. Part time students are required to meet proportionate requirements depending on half-time or three quarter status.

Probation: Failure to complete the required hours and maintain the above cumulative GPA will result in a two semester probationary period inclusive at the current semester enrolled. Failure to bring the cumulative GPA into compliance, at this point, will be considered as not maintaining satisfactory progress and therefore renders the student ineligible for Title IV assistance. Appeal Procedures: Students who fail to maintain satisfactory progress or have earned 128 hours and have not met degree requirements may appeal the decision to deny aid by explaining the mitigating circumstance in writing to the Chairperson of the Financial Aid Committee within 15 days of being notified that he or she is not making satisfactory progress. Reinstatement: Students denied aid may request a review of the decision. A written request should be received at least twenty days prior to the semester for which he or she seeks reinstatement. Determination will be made by the Financial Aid Review Committee. Mitigating Circumstances: Exceptions will be made in cases where special circumstances are determined by the Financial Aid Committee. These exceptions will include students required to take developmental classes; students who are in the past were maintaining progress under the old system: students who experienced personal or physical difficulties of a weakening nature; and students who witnessed undue hardship based upon traumatic occurrences in the family (including death, illness, etc.) The Financial Aid Office at Jackson State University does not discriminate on the basis of sex, disability, race, color, religion, or national origin, pursuan to the requirements of Title IX of the Educational Amendment of 1972, the Rehabilitation Act of 1973, and other applicable statutes

Undergraduate Studies The Division of Undergraduate Studies (DUS) at Jackson State University provides a student-centered quality assurance program for first and second year students that prepare them to contribute to the social, cultural, and economic development of the state, nation and world. The major areas in Undergraduate Studies include the First Year Experience, the W.E.B. Du Bois Honors College and the University College. Undergraduate Studies embraces the three fold mission of JSU by collaborating with the academic colleges and schools and the Division of Student Life in ensuring that students are prepared for the rigor of their intended major, are retained and engaged in leadership, service, citizenship, and community development activities. The cornerstone of Undergraduate Studies is the First Year Experience (FYE) program. The FYE is a signature program that incorporates both curricular and co-curricular components to help students to think critically and make a smooth transition to university life through an exciting student-cen-

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These will be (or should be) your best four years. You will meet and make life long friends. Realize that you must be organized. Ask the question “What will I do today?” Answer with: • I will go to class • I will eat properly • I will sleep “enough.” • I will exercise sufficiently.

tered experience. The richness of the FYE program is a new experience for students that provide academic, social, service and leadership opportunities that extend throughout the year. Key components of the FYE are Orientation and Welcome Week, First Year Assessment, Advisement, Student Retention Services, Transfer Student Services, and Academic Support Services. The W.E.B. Du Bois Honors College offers a superior student-centered experience that fosters the intellectual development of students by encouraging creativity, analytical thinking and critical inquiry, while promoting intellectual independence and nurturing academic growth. University College provides an academically focused, student-centered, supportive, structured environment for the entire University Community with an emphasis on freshmen. This environment is focused on improving matriculation, retention and graduation rates, increasing student success in academics, and facilitating a smooth transition to the world of higher education.

• Know that less is really more in the university setting. You may begin with 15 hours and end with 12 hours-that’s o.k. • Compete with yourself—not your neighbor.

• Pursue one activity—be involved not busy.

• Understand that making errors is a part of learning and achieving—profit by/from your mistakes. • Prepare to write a “big-full-wonderful” essay. • Celebrate your achievements often.

WE ARE LOOKING FOR THE BEST The talented, the gifted, the high achiever, the serious student who wants challenge, recognition, and prestige. We are looking for students with ACT scores of 21 or higher (SAT 1,000) combined with high school grade point average of a strong “B”. IF YOU ARE SUCH A STUDENT We are interested in you. Talk to us, write us, e-mail, call or come and see us. We have much to offer you. We are located on the first floor of the Charles F. Moore Building (next to the Administration Tower) Rooms 104-105. Dr. Loria Brown-Gordon W.E.B. Du Bois Honors College Undergraduate Studies Jackson State University (601) 979-2107 Office (601) 979-2299 Fax E-mail: loria.c.brown@jsums.edu

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JSU Registration Information Page 15 - August 2013

Academic  Advisement  for  Classes   First  Year  Professional  Advisors  and  First  Year  Faculty  Advisor  will  be  available  to  assist   students  with  course  selection,  change  major,  and  referral  to  needed  resources.  First-­‐time   freshman  and  transfer  students  are  to  report  by  college  according  to  the  schedule  below  to  the   Charles  F.  Moore  Building  Room  100  for  academic  advisement  and  selection  of  Fall  2013  courses.     Tuesday,  August  20,  2013    

8:30  AM-­9:30  AM     9:35  AM-­10:35  AM     10:40  AM-­11:40  AM                                                         12:45  PM-­1:45  PM     1:50  PM-­2:50  PM     2:55  PM-­3:55  PM     4:00  PM-­5:00  PM                                  

                 

College  of  Liberal  Arts  (Last  Name  A-­L)   College  of  Liberal  Arts  (Last  Name  M-­Z)   College  of  Education.  &  Human  Dev.   College  of  Public  Service   Undecided   College  of  Business  (Last  Name  A-­L)   College  of  Business  (Last  Name  M-­Z)   College  of  Science,  Engineering  and  Technology  (Last  Name  A-­L)   College  of  Science,  Engineering  and  Technology  (Last  Name  M-­Z)  

Wednesday,  August  21,  2013    

8:30  AM-­4:45  AM    

 

 

Academic  Advisement  &  Registration    -­  *All  Students*   Charles  F.  Moore  Room  100  

6:00  PM-­8:00  PM    

 

 

Evening  Registration  

   

Thursday,  August  22,  2013    

8:30  AM-­4:45  AM    

 

 

Academic  Advisement  &  Registration    -­  *All  Students*   Charles  F.  Moore  Room  100    

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Evening  Registration  

 

Friday,  August  21,  2013    

8:30  AM-­4:45  AM    

 

 

Academic  Advisement  &  Registration    -­  *All  Students*   Charles  F.  Moore  Room  100    

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Transfer  Students  with  59  earned  hours  or  less  are  advised  in  Undergraduate  Studies.   Transfer  students  with  60  earned  hours  or  more  are  advised  in  their  major  departments.   Junior  and  Senior  students  are  advised  in  their  major  departments.  

  Monday,  August  26,  2013   Classes  Begin!  

Registration Checklist

The Office of Financial Services would like to welcome alll freshman, transfer, and returning students to JSU. We would also like to take this opportunity to encourage alll students, faculty and staff to visit our web pages by logging onto www.jsums.edu and clicking on Tuition and Fees to view the cost of going to JSU. There is also a link to Frequently Asked Questions and a link to TuitionPay for the AMS payment plan. • If you are a freshman have you received your Official Notification of Admittance/Letter of Acceptance. if not, report to the office of admissions on the lower level of the B.F. Roberts building. • Do you know your “J” number and pin number. If not, report to the I.D. Center, located behind the campus Union. • If you are planning to stay on campus on campus, have you completed a housing application and received a lease agreement. If not, go to the Dining Hall, 2nd floor. • Have you signed your meal plan contract? If not, go to the Dining Hall, 2nd floor. • To receive financial aid you MUST complete a FAFSA, have you received an Official Awards letter from JSU Office of Financial Aid. If not, report to

the Office of Financial Aid located in the lower level of B.F. Roberts Building. • If you are a Freshman, have you visited University College to complete your class schedule? If not, see your Advisor. • If you are a Returning Student, have you consulted with your academic advisor to complete your class schedule. If not, report to your Academic Advisor. • If you plan to have a vehicle on campus, do you have the appropriate documentation verifying proof of insurance. • If you have completed all the above items, you may now proceed to a Financial Services Cashier to complete your registration. You may now attend all your classes. Everyday!

JSU Information for New and Returning Students

Students can access various services for the JSU website after they complete registration. For new students, using your Student ID Number (“J” number) and general pin number (obtained from ID Center), you can access your transcript, class schedules, financial aid, and personal information on JSU P.A.W.S at http://www. jsums.edu For returning students, using your social security number and general pin number (obtained from ID center,) you

can also access the services provide on JSU P.A.W.S at http://www.jsums.edu If you are interested in any type of financial aid, you must complete the Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA). Apply via the web at http:// www.fafsa.ed.gov. If you wish to live on campus, submit an application along with a $50 deposit to the Housing Department. For additional information, please contact the Office of Undergraduate Admissions at 601-979-2100.

The Jackson State Transfer Credit Policy Students transferring to Jackson State University should know the following: 1. A maximum of 62 semester hours of credit for courses completed at the freshman and sophomore levels will be allowed from a community/junior college toward degree requirements. 2. Jackson State University accepts transfer courses with “C” or above grades. 3. Jackson State University does not accept for credit courses that are classified as remedial or developmental. 4. Students ordinarily receive no

transfer credit for courses designed specifically for technical and vocational career programs. The dean of the college concerned should be consulted on questions pertaining to the transfer of credits. 5. After earning 62 semester hours from any accredited institution, a student may not take additional courses at the community/junior college and have them applied toward a degree from Jackson State University, unless prior approval is obtained from the college dean. 6. Any course taken for credit at an-

other institution while a student is enrolled at Jackson State University must have prior written permission of the student’s department chair and dean in order for that credit to be accepted toward the fulfillment of degree requirements at Jackson State University. 7. Grades earned in transfer courses will show on the permanent record at Jackson State University with a “T” in front of the earned grade from the transfer institution but will not be used in calculating Jackson State University grade point averages. 8. Normally, Jackson State Univer-

sity allows full credit on a course taken at another accredited institution if a comparable course is offered at Jackson State University. The final evaluation of transcripts is done by the department responsible for the program of study. 9. All students are required to have the last session of residence or its equivalent at Jackson State University and to complete satisfactorily a minimum of 30 semester hours of courses before graduation. 10. A maximum of 93 semester hours is transferable from an accredited four year institution.

Code of Conduct

Behavior Understand that sexual or social harassment will not be tolerated.

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Financial Aid Page 16 - August 2013

Award year 2013-2014 information for JSU students All first time student loan borrowers must complete a loan entrance counseling session online at https:// studentloans.gov. Students applying for loan(s) must be enrolled at least half time (six semester hours). Undergraduate students must be enrolled in degree seeking or certification programs taking undergraduate courses. Students seeking teacher certification must be enrolled in six semester hours toward certification; must be verified by the College of Education and Human Development. Graduate students must be enrolled in degree seeking or certification programs taking graduate courses. Students receiving Federal and or State Financial Aid must notify the Financial Aid Office of any outside resources such as grants, scholarships, VA benefits, waivers or private loans to prevent overawarding. Failure to notify this office may result in a reduction or cancellation of your award. To prevent overawarding, notify

this office of any assistance not listed on your award notification. Academic Scholarship recipients must be enrolled in 15 semester hours each term. Audit courses are not eligible for financial aid. Financial Aid recipients must maintain satisfactory academic progress for Title IV and state financial aid programs. Pell grant recipients enrolled less than full time in a term (fall, spring or summer); Pell payment will be based on the enrollment status for that term. Full time enrollment is 12 or more undergraduate hours each term (fall, spring or summer). The duration of a student’s eligibility to receive Pell Grant is 12 full time semesters or its equivalent. Students who withdraw officially or unofficially (stop attending class) before the 60% in time (calendar days) will be required to pay back Title IV aid that is not earned. Students should maintain a current permanent address and telephone number.

The students’ email accounts will be our official means of communication to all JSU students. The email accounts should be checked frequently for information sent from the Financial Aid Office. All student loan borrowers must complete a student loan exit interview when leaving school for any reason(s) (graduation, withdrawal, or termination). Effective July 1, 2013, new loan borrowers may only receive subsidized loans for 150% of the published length of the academic program. Example: Program length - Limitation on Subsidized Loan Eligibility; 4 year bachelor’s degree- 6 years of subsidized loan eligibility

The Financial Aid Office conducts verification on all applicants selected for verification by the Department of Education edit checks. Applicants selected for verification will be placed in one of five verification groups. The verification group determines which items must be verified.

the appropriate tax year requested if the IRS Data Retrieval Tool was not used or could not be used, IRS Data Retrieval used but data changed after it was transferred from IRS, or other acceptable documentation (copy of tax return, W-2 form, Form 4868, signed statement, etc) if applicable. IRS Data Retrieval maybe used if IRS request field (s) on the ISIR will have a value of “02” when the data is unchanged. 2. A Completed verification worksheet (dependent or independent) for one of the five verification groups with acceptable documentation. The verification worksheets are used to collect data such as household size, number in college, SNAP benefits, child support paid, untaxed income and benefits, non tax filer information, high school completion status, Identity/statement of education purpose. The information submitted on the FAFSA is compared with the information contained in the official documents submitted to complete verification (tax transcript or other acceptable documents and verification worksheets). The verification process can take four to six weeks from the time all required documents are received. NOTE: Verification documents requested by the Financial Aid Office

must be submitted within sixty (60) days of the request. If the requested information is not received within the sixty (60) days, the application for financial assistance will not be processed until verification is completed.

imbursing the program. The student is requested to repay the overpayment if the overpayment can not be eliminated. Failure to repay the overpayment will cause the student to loose financial aid eligibility.

Correction Process Once all documents are received, corrections, if any are needed, will be made electronically. Corrections must be submitted for changes in non dollars items or a single dollar item of $25.00 or more. If the verification process results in a change that must be submitted for correction, the student will receive an acknowledgment letter from the U. S. Department of Education with the corrected data and a recalculated expected family contribution (EFC). The student will also receive notification on his JSU PAWS account. The electronic correction process takes 7 to 10 working days. Once the correction is received, the student will be awarded and notified.

Conflicting Information Conflicting information must be resolved prior to disbursing federal student aid to students. If conflicting information is discovered after disbursing federal student aid, the discrepancies must still be resolved and the appropriate action must be taken based on the specific program requirements. Conflicting information is separate and distinct from verification and must be resolved whether or not the student is selected for verification.

Disbursements Federal Grants - Grants will be credited to the student’s account after the official last date to add and drop classes if all requested documents are received. Direct Federal Loan Program Loan proceeds will be credited to the continuing student’s account after the official last date to add and drop classes if all requested documents are received and

you have a valid Master Promissory Note and Loan Entrance Counseling on file with the Department of Education. All First year, first time loan borrowers are subject to the delayed disbursement rule (thirty days into the semester). Federal Perkins - Students must contact the Business Office to sign a Promissory Note after the first day of class. Loan proceeds will be credited to the student’s account after the official last date to add and drop classes if all requested documents are received. Federal Work Study - Eligibility for Employment Contracts must be completed after the first day of class in the Financial Aid Office. Students may not begin work before September 1, 2013. Repeat Hours – Repeat hours are counted as attempted hours. Passed hours may only be repeated ONCE for Title IV assistance. Any changes to your hours may affect your aid awarded.

2013-2014 Financial Aid Verification Policies and Procedures

The potential verification items are: Adjusted Gross Income (AGI) U.S. Income Tax Paid Untaxed IRA Distributions Untaxed Pensions IRA Deductions and Payments Tax Exempt Interest Income Education Credits Income Earned from Work Number in Household Number in College Supplemental Nutrition AssistanceProgram (SNAP-Food Stamps) Child Support Paid High School Completion Status Identity/Statement of Education Purpose Applicant selected for verification must submit the required documents for the student, parents and or spouse if applicable to the Financial Aid Office. The acceptable documentation for verification may be: 1. IRS Tax Return Transcript for

Overpayments FAO policies and procedures are designed to eliminate overpayments from any fund. If however, an overpayment does occur, the overpayment will be eliminated by adjusting subsequent payment during the award year or re-

Description of Federal WorkStudy Federal Work Study (FWS) is a pro- ployment arranged around class schedgram which provides part-time employ- ules. The program encourages commument opportunities to eligible students nity service work which provides direct to help meet the costs of post-secondary services to the general community such education. Based on the results of the as tutoring in schools or community orLNC Free Application for Federal Student ganizations or agencies. Students must Aid (FAFSA), eligible students are be enrolled at least half-time (six credit awarded funds which may be earned hours per semester) to be eligible for through part-time employment in FWS this program. approved positions either on or off camIf you wish to be considered for this pus. The program is designed to provide program, you should indicate this prefstudents with an opportunity for em- erence on the FAFSA when filing it each

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year. If you were not awarded FWS in your initial award package, you may request to be placed on our waiting list by sending an email with your name, ID number and contact information to the Financial Aid Office at finaid@jsums. edu. The review process for students on the waiting list will begin two weeks after the start date of each semester. You will be notified by email if you are awarded.

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Referrals to the Office of Inspector General of the Department of Education JSU Financial Aid Office will refer any credible information indicating an applicant for Title IV assistance may have engaged in fraud or other criminal misconduct in connection with his or her application to the Office of the Inspector General.

Q&A

Can my previous semester balances be deferred? • No. ALL previous term balances must be Paid in Full. This Began during the Fall 2007 Semester How do I pay? • Online by credit card via JSU P.A.W.S. under student account summary. • MasterCard and Visa: JSU will accept both credit cards for payment of student tuition and fees. • Checks: Checks should be made payable to Jackson State University. • Cashier Checks, Money Orders or Travelers Checks can be used for payment in lieu of cash.

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Welcome Center

The JSU Welcome Center serves as the official front door to the campus of Jackson State University. The center is housed in the Division of Institutional Advancement and is located on the first floor of the JSU Student Center. Friendly staff or volunteers serve prospective students, alumni and friends from around the world. We provide campus tours, directions, meeting space, seminars, and information on academic programs and events. The Welcome Center offers three types of free guided tours; 1) the standard one-hour walking tour of JSU’s main campus; 2) the customized tour of select buildings; and 3) the Heritage tour for persons interested in Mississippi’s civil rights history. The campus tours are for small groups (up to 12) and interested persons may complete the tour request form at www.jsums.edu/welcomecenter. If you would like a tour of JSU’s beautiful scenic campus, or if you know someone who may benefit from a personal tour experience, please contact our office at (601) 979-0883. We will be happy to serve you. Schedule your tour today! Office Staff: Gwendolyn Caples, Director, gwendolyn.caples@jsums.edu Latona R. Banks, Administrative Assistant, latona.r.banks@jsums.edu.

Hours of Operation Monday- Friday, 8:00 a.m.to 8:00 p.m. Saturday – 9:00 a.m. to 2:00 p.m. Sunday – 1:00 p.m. to 6:00 p.m. Closed on holidays

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Mailing Address

JSU Welcome Center 1400 J.R. Lynch Street P.O. Box 17056 Jackson, MS 39217 (601) 979-0883 www.jsums.edu/welcomecenter

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President’s Welcome Page 18 - August 2013

JACKSON STATE UNIVERSITY JACKSON, MISSISSIPPI 39217

OFFICE OF THE PRESIDENT

(601) 979-2323 FAX NO. (601) 979-2948

August 2013 Greetings! Welcome to Jackson State University! You are about to embark upon a challenging and enjoyable experience. We are proud to have you join the JSU Family. I wish you all the best as you begin your matriculation here at JSU where we expect academic excellence, offer technology infused learning and encourage civic engagement. Jackson State University has a rich and colorful history, and has long established itself as an institution dedicated to preparing its students for the careers they want and that the world needs. Here you will find quality and innovative instruction, applied research opportunities and a campus life with exciting and enjoyable activities. Know that we care about you. You will see from your first days here that you come first at Jackson State University. On campus, there are faculty, staff and administrators working together to ensure that we maintain your trust. Our commitment is to each of you. We offer premier comprehensive academic programs, services and activities that meet the needs of our diverse populations. We encourage you to be the best you can be as we assist you in recognizing and nurturing your full potential. We want you to enjoy your college experience and have a great time. If you develop your mind, body and spirit while here, I promise you will have the most memorable years of your life. Again, best wishes to each of you for a successful and enjoyable academic career. You have made a wise decision in selecting Jackson State University as the institution to continue your education, and I am sure you will thoroughly enjoy the unique JSU Tiger Experience! We are “One JSU” and we are here for you. If I can assist you in any way during your matriculation at JSU, feel free to contact my office. Sincerely, Carolyn W. Meyers President

JSU President

Dr. Carolyn W. Meyers

Carolyn W. Meyers has over 30 years of experience in higher education, having served most recently as president of Norfolk State University in Norfolk, Va. During her tenure as president, the university received reaffirmation of accreditation by the Southern Association of Colleges and Schools (SACS) and received disciplinary national accreditations in business, teacher education and engineering. In addition, the university received full certification by the NCAA. Under Dr. Meyer’s leadership, freshmen enrollment increased 19 percent in one year, with minimal increases in tuition over the threeyear period. She also sustained a campus-wide focus on retention, resulting in improved retention rates,

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and launched the Honors College, the School of Extended Learning and the School of Graduate and Professional Studies. Dr. Meyers oversaw the creation and approval of a doctoral program in materials science and engineering, an online bachelor’s degree in interdisciplinary studies, a doctoral program in social work and a bachelor’s degree in social work at New College Institute in Martinsville, Va. She established a campus-wide Strategic Planning and Resource Council tasked to develop the university’s vision, core values and distinctiveness. She also implemented a plan to connect with all academic departments and empower the faculty. During her presidency, Norfolk State University was recognized as a mili-

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tary-friendly institution. Prior to serving as president of Norfolk State University, Dr. Meyers served as Provost and Vice Chancellor for Academic Affairs for North Carolina Agricultural and Technical State University. She has also served as a professor of mechanical engineering and dean of the College of Engineering at the same institution. Dr. Meyers served as a program director for the National Science Foundation for two years. While at the Georgia Institute of Technology, Dr. Meyers served as an associate professor, associate dean for research and as director of the Center for Professional Success, SUCCEED Coalition and as an assistant professor and instructor. Dr. Meyers holds a bachelor’s degree in mechanical engineering from Howard University in Washington, D.C., and a master’s degree in mechanical engineering from the George W. Woodruff School of Mechanical Engineering at the Georgia Institute of Technology at Atlanta. In addition, Dr. Meyers earned a doctorate from the Georgia Institute of Technology’s School of Chemical Engineering. Dr. Meyers has published numerous articles and reports and presented over 100 invited presentations and technical papers on education and diversity topics and research and technical topics. Some of these presentations include The

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Role of HBCUs in Broadening Participation in the Nation’s STEM Workforce (2007), presented at the HBCU-UP Research Conference in Washington, D.C., and the Road to Success, Serendipity (2009), presented as the keynote address for the Black Professional Group of Bank of America in Norfolk, Va. A recipient of the Golden Torch Award in Higher Education from the National Society of Black Engineers, Dr. Meyers has also received the Presidential Award for Outstanding Citizenship as part of Hampton University Founders’ Day and the Career Achievement Award, Emerald Honors, as part of the Outstanding Women of Color in Research and Technology Conference, among numerous other awards. In 2010, the Virginia Legislature passed a Joint Resolution commending her for her leadership and service to higher education. Dr. Meyers serves as a representative on the American Association of State Colleges and Universities’ Council of State Representatives and as a member of the Advisory Committee for the Extraordinary Women Engineers Project. She served as the Inaugural Chair for the Board of Directors of the National Institute of Aerospace Foundation. She serves on the Board of Trustees for Norwich University and the Board of Directors for the Riverside Health System Foundation and the Greater Norfolk Corporation.

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Student Welcome Page 19 - August 2013

To My Newest True Blue Tiger Family Members: I would like to welcome you to Jackson State University, the BEST HBCU in the nation! As you prepare to begin this new journey in your life, please be reminded that there is a legacy here at Jackson State that we must continue to carry on. Upon your arrival, be prepared to be overwhelmed by the welcoming atmosphere and loving spirit that is engrained throughout our campus. We are already “Fired up, J-State, Fired Up!” As Miss Jackson State University 2013-2014, I will be a leader for you. My platform this year is “Ready? Set. Go!” and with help from the Class of 2017, my goals will be become a reality! It’s time to put in the work to make a bigger difference here at Jackson State and in our com-

munity. Be ready to work hard with the student body on campus as we give back to the younger generations around JSU. We’re getting set to make strides in the corporate arena through professional development and leadership training. When that is all said and done, we will be amply prepared to go out and hand the baton on to those who are coming after us. There is so much to offer at Jackson State, and we are going to maximize our resources and potential this year! If I can ever be of assistance to you throughout your time at Jackson State, please do not hesitate to let me know. I look forward to meeting each of you, and together we are going to win “The Race to Excellence.” Thee I Love, Déja Deanna Knight Miss Jackson State University 2013 - 2014

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Jackson State University Challenging Minds ... Changing Lives Dear Class of 2017: It is with Tiger Pride that I extend a great Jacksonian welcome to all incoming freshmen and transfer students as you enter “My Dear Ole College Home”, Jackson State University. Since 1877, Jackson State University has been an institution of higher learning founded on the principles and morals of academic excellence and the empowering of the minds of its students. I am greatly honored to be a member of this historical HBCU, and proud to represent its rich tradition.

Charles A. Cathey, III Student Government Association President 2013-14

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I have been afforded the great opportunity to serve as the Student Government Association President for 2013-2014. As SGA President, it is my duty to govern fairly, inspire, lead, and fight on the behalf of the JSU student body. I am also charged with the challenge of maximizing the student experience by increasing the retention rates of our males, re-introducing women initiative programs for mentoring, and nailing the student body into the framework of our SGA through involvement. Thus, my platform “Building Together as ONE” encompasses exactly what my administration and I plan to accomplish this academic

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school term. We will continue to “Build Together as ONE JSU” on the foundation of increasing student morale, involvement, and social awareness. As student leaders, it is our job to serve and care about the well-being of our student body as we effectively implement solutions to meet your needs. The 2013-2014 SGA proudly welcomes you to our Tiger family and ask that you actively support us throughout the school year. We will continue to support and work tirelessly for the betterment of you the student body! There are many great opportunities waiting for you to explore and get involved once you get to campus. I am a firm believer in the quote “Our deepest fear is not that we are inadequate, our deepest fear is that we are great beyond measure” – Marianne Williamson. JSU will prepare you for your greatness in academia and your future endeavors. I welcome you to visit me in my office located in the Student Center on the 2nd floor. Building ONE,

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Charles A. Cathey III, President

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The Presidential Legacy Page 20 - August 2013

Jackson State University Presidents Dr. Herman B. Smith, Jr. was appointed interim president in 1991. During his administration, the University reduced its overall debt, improved fiscal management practices, increased campus security measures and launched a campus improvement project that involved the community.

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Jackson State University’s distinguished history began in 1877 with Natchez Seminary, a private church school under the auspices of the American Baptist Home Mission Society of New York. Beginning with only 20 students and Dr. Charles Ayers as its first president, the Seminary educated newly freed African Americans and trained ministers and teachers.

Dr. Jacob L. Reddix, the school’s fifth president, became the first president under state control when he was elected in 1940, the same year the College became known as the Mississippi Negro Training School. Soon thereafter, the School reorganized its curriculum and offered two years of college work. In 1942, the state Institutions of Higher Learning elevated the curriculum to a four-year teacher education program. The first four-year graduating class under state support received a Bachelor of Science degree in Education in May 1944, two months after the School was renamed the Jackson College for Negro Teachers.

Barrett The Society moved the school to Jackson in 1882, to the land where Millsaps College now stands. Dr. Luther G. Barrett was appointed as the second president twelve years later, and in 1899, the Seminary became Jackson College in recognition of its new, central location. Three years later, construction began on the site where the University currently resides.

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Lyons Dr. James E. Lyons, Sr. assumed the presidency a year later. He developed a Campus Master Plan projecting the growth of the University well into the 21st Century. A $13.5 million expansion and renovation of the H.T. Sampson Library essentially doubled its size. A $2 million restoration of historic Ayer Hall also was completed, and construction on a home for the School of Liberal Arts began. Dr. Lyons’ leadership also resulted in fifteen new graduate and undergraduate programs. These academic achievements were bolstered by the following: the establishment of the School of Social Work; the formation of the School of Engineering; the expansion of the Master’s in Public Policy and Administration to departmental status, making it the only such department in Mississippi’s higher education system; the opening of the School of Allied Health Sciences; and the accreditation of the School of Business.

In 1967, after the state had taken control of the school and renamed it, Jackson State College, Dr. John A. Peoples, Jr. was appointed its sixth president. He was the first alumnus to lead the College. In 1974, through a Legislative act, the College became Jackson State University. Five years later, the Institutions of Higher Learning officially designated it as Mississippi’s Urban University.

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Hubert In 1911, Dr. Zachary T. Hubert became the third president. During his administration, the College broadened its course of study, organized departments and initiated a second building program. Those enhancements allowed the College to award its first bachelor’s degree in 1924.

Hefner Dr. James A. Hefner became the University’s seventh president in 1984. He immediately launched a five-year, $10 million capital campaign that generated $11.2 million. His administration enhanced the scholarship program, established a Community Development Corporation to improve blighted areas around the campus, organized a Staff Senate, created the Center for Professional Development and the Center for Technology Transfer, and expanded programs through the Division of Continuing Education and the Universities Center.

Dansby Three years later, Dr. B. Baldwin Dansby was appointed as the fourth president. During this period, the College primarily focused on educating inservice teachers. After the Society withdrew its support in 1934, Dr. Dansby arranged for the state to take control of the College.

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$3 million. The facility has been converted to the Mississippi e-Center @ JSU, a technological hub for corporate, community and academic advancement. President Mason’s administration continued its improvement initiative with the development of a five-square-mile urban laboratory surrounding the campus called e-City, a technology-based economic, housing and community development initiative. The University also partnered with the city and state to create the Mississippi Learning Institute, a reading-based, math-oriented system for pre-K through 16. Moreover, the $17 million College of Liberal Arts, the $20 million College of Business, the $13 million Walter Payton Health and Wellness Center, the $24.5 million Student Center, and new dorms and apartments have enhanced the University’s landscape. Gibbs-Green Plaza, which encompasses an expanded pedestrian mall and decorative brick walkway, beckons students and visitors to the campus near downtown Jackson. Work is in progress on the $20 million School of Engineering, and the Lynch Street Corridor, which will feature small businesses and services catering to the campus community. Under President Mason’s leadership, the University continues to enhance its legacy of academic excellence. In 2006, Diverse Issues in Higher Education ranked the University ranked No. 1 in producing African Americans with bachelor’s degrees in Education, No. 2 in producing African Americans with doctorates in Physical Science, No. 2 in producing African Americans with bachelor’s degrees in Biological and Biomedical Sciences and No. 3 in producing African Americans with bachelor’s degrees in English. Among the “Top 100 Degree Producers,” the University ranks No. 9 in conferring bachelor’s degrees to African Americans when compared with other Historically Black Colleges and Universities and Traditionally White Institutions. Black Enterprise ranked the University No. 28 among the “Top 50 Universities for African Americans.”

In 1999, Dr. Bettye Ward Fletcher was named interim president. During her tenure, the University garnered two of the largest monetary awards: a $2 million donation to the Jackson State University Development Foundation from Attorney Frederick B. Clark, an alumnus, and his wife, Margaret; and a $12.9 million research grant to serve as the coordinating center for the Jackson Heart Study.

In July 2010, Dr. Leslie Burl McLemore was named interim president of the University. Dr. McLemore has enjoyed a distinguished career of more than 35 years at Jackson State University, serving as the founding Chair of the Department of Political Science and a member of its faculty from 1971-2009. He has also served as Dean of the Graduate School, founding Director of the Office of Research Administration and Acting Director of the Universities Center. At the time of his appointment, Dr. McLemore was serving as director of the Fannie Lou Hamer National Institute on Citizenship and Democracy at Jackson State.

Mason Moving forward to the University’s more recent history, Ronald Mason, Jr., Esquire, was appointed the University’s ninth president on February 1, 2000. Early in his tenure, the University implemented Vision 2020 as a benchmark of academy-wide efficiency and effectiveness. As a result, eight schools were combined into six colleges: Business; Education and Human Development; Liberal Arts; Lifelong Learning; Public Service; and Science, Engineering and Technology. Under President Mason’s leadership, the University acquired a $20 million facility from Allstate Corporation for only

Meyers In January 2011, Dr. Carolyn W. Meyers became president of the University. Dr. Meyers has more than 30 years of experience in higher education, serving most recently as president of Norfolk State University in Norfolk, Va. With an enrollment of more than 8,600 students, Jackson State University provides students from more than 50 foreign countries and nearly all of Mississippi’s 82 counties with the academic opportunities to develop knowledge and skills to succeed.


Student Health Center • Providing Out-Patient Medical Service Page 21 - August 2013

The Jackson State University Student Health Center provides students readily available access to a variety of outpatient medical services for acute illnesses, injuries, and emotional problems. Campus wide health promotion is also a major focus of the Health Center. The clinic is located on Prentiss Street across from the Lee E. Williams Athletics and Assembly Building next to Dixon Hall. It is open from 8 a.m. -5 p.m. on Mondays, Wednesdays and Fridays and 7 a.m. -7 p.m. on Tuesdays and Thursdays. The staff includes three physicians (two males, one female), a nurse practitioner certified in women’s health care and three licensed practical nurses. The clinic services are available to all registered students as well as faculty and staff. There is no additional fee to use the clinic for students and no appointments are necessary. However, appointments for the family planning services and certain special exams (i.e. sports and military pre-participation physicals) may be required. Also, a small fee is charged for certain labs, supplies and prescription medications that may be provided on site by the clinical staff. Faculty and staff are encouraged to join the Health Center’s Service Plan that entitles them to certain clinic services or they may pay a small fee to be seen by the clinical staff each visit. Although the services offered at the center are not expensive, students are strongly encouraged to have personal health insurance as major illnesses requiring hospitalization, certain lab tests and special X-rays require referral to off- campus facilities not affiliated with the college. The expense related to the use of these services are usually high and would become the responsibility of the student or their parents. A partial list of services offered at the Health Center are listed. Visit us at anytime. For additional information, contact the Student Health Center at 601 9792260.

Student participates in annual Wellness/Health Fair held in the Student Center.

Health Services Offered:

Director of Nurses, Ollie Harper, R.N.C., speaks to students about health services.

• Injuries/illness treatment • Influenza management • Asthma management • HIV testing • STD evaluations and treatment • Urinary tract infection evaluation • Evaluation of male genitourinary problems (including prostatitis, hernias, testicular problems) • Family Planning Services • Pregnancy Testing • Emergency Contraceptive counseling • Sexual assault support • Allergy management • Hypertension Screening • Diabetes Screening • Weight Loss management • Diet and exercise counseling • Vaccinations for Hepatitis B, HPV • Physician counseling for alcohol and tobacco • Depression and sleep disturbances

Career Services and Student Employment Center help Tigers work The mission of the Career Services and Student Employment Center is to provide career services in a supportive and proactive manner for Jackson State University students and alumni; including information and counseling on career choices, graduate and professional school opportunities, internship, student employment and full-time employment opportunities. The Center also provides effective and efficient services to employers through recruitment programs and activities. The Career Services and Student Center provides the following services: • Career Coaching, to assist students in developing realistic and innovative career goals. • Job Search Skills Development provides assistance with resume and cover letter writing and the interview process. • Tigers2Work, web-based recruiting system that allows JSU students and alumni to electronically submit resumes to employers, search for internships, part-

time, student employment and full-time job opportunities, and search for employer information. • Student Employment provides off-campus work-study and part-time employment opportunities for Jackson State University students. These employment opportunities are posted in Tigers2Work and will provide financial support as well as valuable work experience. • On-Campus Interviews, accommodate numerous employers annually to conduct interviews with students for internship, and full-time career opportunities. • Internship Programs, to integrate classroom theory with practical experience in the work place. • Career Resources include career guides, brochures and manuals that contain information on: graduate and professional schools; employment outlook and opportunities in business, industry, government, social service, and education; profiles of major corporations; information on sal-

Student interviews with a participating school district during Teacher Recruitment Day.

ary expectations; and job seeking guides. Students are urged to visit the Career Services and Student Employment Center and learn firsthand of available opportunities. The Center is located on the 1st

Floor of the Reddix Building and is open on a walk-in basis Monday-Friday from 8:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m. For more information contact us at 601-979-2477 or visit our site at http://www.jsums.edu/ careers.

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Heat Advisory & Walter Payton Center

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How to ‘weather’ the Mississippi heat

By: Mark Braboy, Staff Writer The beginning of the school year at Jackson State University is often a strenuous time for the incoming freshman as well as the returning and transfer students. But while traveling back and forth across campus, students should be very careful because the temperatures in Jackson, Miss. are normally extremely hot at the beginning of the fall semester. According to Weather.com, the monthly weather averages for summer 2013 in Mississippi will be 92 degrees Fahrenheit in August and 86 degrees Fahrenheit in September. Throughout the summer, July is usually the hottest month. For students who are new to the weather of Mississippi, Dr. Samuel Jones, Director of Heath Services at JSU gives advice for adjusting the climate. “[Students should] Adjust to the outside heat gradually over several days, starting with short periods of outside activity then increasing the length of time you are exposed,” said Dr. Jones. While this method is important to handling to the southern climate, it is also important for students not to overexert themselves outside and remain prepared at all times, especially to prevent dehydration and heat strokes. Dr. Jones offers these tips for avoiding heat exhaustion. “Avoid excessive outside activity during the hottest part of the day, generally from 11 a.m. to 4 p.m. Keep sufficient water on hand during any outdoor activity. Get to a cool environment if early signs of a heat illness appear, such as profuse sweating, excessive tiredness, nausea or vomiting. Avoid physical activity while feeling ill, especially when suffering a condition that is causing vomiting or diarrhea.” Dr. Jones also stated that there are three general medical conditions that result from prolonged activity in extreme heat. “A person could develop heat cramps when muscles overheat. A person could also develop a condition called heat exhaustion. This is a kind of profound tiredness and weakness caused by dehydration,” said Jones. “If the first two conditions continue without correction, a heat stroke could result. A heat stroke is a condition in which a person begins to talk “out of their heads” and eventually slips into a coma.” The best ways for students to take care of themselves during the occurring heat waves, according to Dr. Jones, is to wear hats and sunglasses while in direct sunlight as they will help keep the body cool and blocking excessive sunlight, which can be damaging. Also, do not overdress, but cover areas of the skin that may be sensitive to direct sunlight and always carry bottled water at all times to avoid being too thirsty.

“Live Well... Play Hard!!! Hours of Operation: Mon-Thurs 6 a.m. - 10 p.m. Friday 6 a.m. - 7 p.m. Saturday 9 a.m. - 1 p.m. Sunday 2 p.m. - 5 p.m. 34 Walter Payton Drive, Jackson, MS 39217 - 601.979.1368 www.freshman15.com

Monday, August 19th ROMP at the REC (Resplendent Opportunities Maximizes Participation) 7:00 p.m. - 9:30 p.m. Walter Payton Recreation & Wellness Center This interactive program will provide students the opportunity to learn more about the recreation center. The event will provide the following: an information session, mini-sport tourneys, group exercise demonstrations, SAC orientations, tours, refreshments, music and prizes. Student enrolled in Summer Session at JSU uses umbrella for protection from sun.

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Campus Safety Page 23 - August 2013

Commuter Students and General Parking Message From Public Safety

Jackson State University Department of Public Safety welcomes all incoming first year students and new students to the campus of JSU. Safety is an important issue for the campus community. Each member of the campus community: students, faculty and staff, should take an active role in preventing and reporting incidents that jeopardize safety on and around the campus area. When reporting crimes or incidents on the campus please call 601-979-2580 for Campus Police. The Department of Public Safety makes available to the campus community a copy of the Public Safety Newsletter that is published yearly. Valuable information is available regarding parking rules, fines for parking violations, annual crime statistics for the past three years for the campus and information in regards to the department. The newsletters are available at orientation, registration, and may be picked up from the department located on Dalton Street across from the JSU Student Center. All students, faculty, staff, full or parttime, who operate a vehicle on University property, should register their vehicle with the JSU Department of Public Safety. A valid registration decal should be properly displayed at all times. To purchase a decal, you will need the following: • Current Proof of Insurance • Tag number on the vehicle • Make, model, color and county of vehicle

Personal Safety Tips Simple precautions can reduce the likelihood you will become the victim of a crime.

• Office or Residence Hall Number • Cell phone number for immediate contact (if available) You are encouraged to purchase a parking decal and park your vehicle on JSU property. You are also encouraged to remove all valuables from your vehicle and to take the shuttle bus as opposed to walking alone. Commuter/Residential Parking Various areas on campus are designated parking spaces for commuter and residential students. All residential students may park in the lot adjacent to the dormitories, or any lot except for areas designated as reserve lots or reserved parking. Residential students must have a residential decal properly affixed to your vehicle. Commuter Students Lots are located: • Short Street • Waltor Payton Drive in Front of facilities Mangement • Waltor Payton Drive Across from Tennis Court • West Side of the College of Education Building • South Lot by John A. Peoples Building • Eastview Lot • Pearl Street Lot • Athletics and Assembly Center Commuter students with night classes may park in lots on the core of the campus after 5:30 p.m., providing the space is not designated as 24 hour reserved. At no time are students allowed to park in handicapped areas unless they have a handicapped tag or plaque displayed.

JSU public safety officers patrol the Gibbs-Green Pedestrian Walkway.

1. BE ALERT. Your safety depends mostly upon your own attitude and actions. Use common sense and do not place yourself in a location or situation to become a victim of crime. 2. IF YOU OBSERVE ANY SUSPICIOUS ACTIVITY OR WISH TO REPORT ANY CRIMINAL ACT, CALL CAMPUS POLICE IMMEDIATELY AT EXT. 2580. For police, fire or medical emergencies, you may contact Campus Police by calling 2580 from any on campus phone. You may also use any of the emergency call boxes locatedthroughout the campus. Simply push the button to be in direct contact with Campus Police. The campus community is encouraged to report all crimes and safety-related incidents to the Campus Police as quickly as possible. 3. IF YOU BECOME AWARE OF A CRIME, OBSERVE A SUSPICIOUS PERSON OR SITUATION OR ARE A VICTIM YOURSELF, PROMPTLY REPORT IT TO CAMPUS POLICE. Timely reports increase the likelihood that critical evidence will be obtained, stolen property will be recovered and the offender will be successfully prosecuted. This is especially important in cases involving sex offenses. A prompt report to the police will also ensure that you are made aware of all available victim support services. 4. AVOID WALKING ALONE AT NIGHT. Make arrangements to walk in groups and, whenever possible, use the University Shuttle. Hours of operation for the University Shuttle may be obtained by calling ext. 2522. If you must travel alone at night, stay on well-lit paths and sidewalks. 5. KEEP YOU ROOM DOOR LOCKED AT ALL TIMES. Locking your door with your key, wherever you reside, is an effective way to reduce theft and enhance personal safety. The vast majority of thefts occur from unlocked rooms when the occupant is gone only briefly. Do not prop open exterior doors, and close any doors you find left ajar. Do not open your door to someone you do not know. 6. DO NOT LEND YOUR KEY OR ACCESS CARD TO ANYONE. Your action could result in both you and/or an innocent victim being referred to the campus judicial system. Report a lost or stolen key to Campus Police and to Resident Life staff immediately. 7. REPORT ALL SECURITY RELATED MAINTENANCE PROBLEMS. Locks, doors, windows, exterior lights in need of replacement, shrubbery in need of trimming or other unsafe conditions should be reported immediately to Facilities Management at 601-979-2522. 8. PARK YOUR CAR IN WELL-LIT AREAS AND KEEP IT LOCKED. Lock all valuables in your trunk. If you have expensive stereo equipment, etc., consider buying an alarm system. 9. PARTICIPATE IN PERSONAL SAFETY AND SECURITY AWARENESS PROGRAMS. Crime Prevention Unit frequently conducts programs that promote crime awareness. 10. BE AWARE OF CAMPUS CRIME TRENDS. More information on campus crime is available from the Campus Police. Bulletins are issued when the circumstances warrant informing the community of important crime related information. JSU HAS A ZERO TOLERANCE FOR GUNS, DRUGS & ALCOHOL ON CAMPUS.

How to stay connected to the campus • Eat on campus and have a meal plan. JSU dining services (601) 979-0440 or visit www.jsums.edu/~jsudining/generla.html

• Get started early, dont’t wait until the last minute.

• Join a student organization Student Center 2nd Floor

“Prior Planning Prevents Poor Performance.”

• Stay Fit Payton Recreation Center (601) 979-1368

• Get involved in Volunteer Services

• Study in groups on campus See list of study lounges in class room buildings in CSCEL • Attend Athletic, Entertainment and Cultural Events Athletic Department (601) 979-2291 • Student Life (601) 979-2241

• Register your email address for Commuter Connection (601) 979-1761 • Check out games and entertainment at the JSU Tiger Zone On the 2nd Floor of the JSU Student Center. • See a recently released movie at the Tiger Cinema in the JSU Student Center

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JSU Athletics Schedules 2013 Page 24 - August 2013

2013 JSU FOOTBALL Aug. 29

Tulane

New Orleans, LA

7:00 PM

Sept. 7

Alabama State

Jackson, MS

6:00 PM

Sept. 14

Tennessee State

Memphis, TN

6:00 PM

Sept. 21

Texas Southern

Jackson, MS

6:00 PM

Sept. 28

Southern

Baton Rouge, LA

6:00 PM

Oct. 5

Arkansas Pine Bluff

Jackson, MS

6:00 PM

Oct. 12

Mississippi Valley State

Itta Bena, MS

2:00 PM

Oct. 19 *

Grambling State

Jackson, MS

2:00 PM

Oct. 26

Prairie View A&M

Shreveport, LA

4:00 PM

Nov. 9

Alabama A&M

Huntsville, AL

1:00 PM

Nov. 16

Alcorn State

Jackson, MS

2:00 PM** * *

*Homecoming Game

http://jsutigers.cstv.com 2013 WOMEN’S VOLLEYBALL

2013 JSU WOMEN’S SOCCER Aug. 17

William Carey

Jackson, MS

4:00 p.m.

Aug. 23

SE Louisiana

Hammond, LA

7:00 p.m.

Aug. 25

McNeese State

Lake Charles, LA

1:00 p.m.

Aug. 27

Louisiana Tech

Jackson, MS

4:00 p.m.

Aug. 30

South Alabama

Troy, AL

12:00 p.m.

Sept. 1

Troy

Troy, AL

3:00 p.m.

Sept. 6

Northwestern State

Jackson, MS

4:00 p.m.

Sept. 13

Southern, MS

Hattiesburg, MS

5:00 p.m.

Sept. 15

Mississippi State

Starkville, MS

12:30 p.m.

Sept. 20

Austin Peay

Clarksville, TN

3:00 p.m.

Sept. 28

Milsaps

Jackson, MS

3:00 p.m.

Oct. 4

Prairie View A&M

Jackson, MS

3:00 p.m.

Oct. 6

Texas Southern

Jackson, MS

12:00 p.m.

Oct. 11

Alabama A&M

Huntsville, AL

3:00 p.m.

Oct. 13

Alabama State

Montgomery, AL

1:00 p.m.

Oct. 18

Southern

Baton Rouge, LA

5:00 p.m.

Oct. 25

Alcorn State

Jackson, MS

3:00 p.m.

Oct. 27

MS Valley State

Jackson, MS

1:00 p.m.

Nov. 1

Grambling State

Grambling, LA

3:00 p.m.

Nov. 3

Arkansas Pine Bluff

Pine Bluff, AR

1:00 p.m.

Aug. 30-31

Southern Miss Tourney

Hattiesburg, MS TBA

Sept. 6

Central Arkansas

Conway, AR

2:00 p.m.

Conway, AR

2:00 p.m.

Sept. 6 Sept. 7 Sept. 7

Sept. 10

Sept. 13-14

LA-Monroe

Conway, AR

Arkansas Pine Bluff

Conway, AR

LA-Lafayette

Jackson, MS

UT Pan American

Sam Houston Tourney

Huntsville, TX

10:00 a.m. 7:00 p.m.

TBA

Sept. 17

South Alabama

Sept. 25

Southern

Jackson, MS

7:00 p.m.

Alabama A&M

Huntsville, AL

7:00 p.m.

MS Valley State

Itta Bena, MS

Sept. 20-21 Oct. 2

Oct. 10 Oct. 11

Oct. 15 Oct. 18 Oct. 23 Oct. 30

Alcorn State

Alabama State

Jackson, MS

7:00 p.m.

Montgomery, AL 7:00 p.m.

7:00 p.m.

Grambling State

Jackson, MS

7:00 p.m.

Alabama A&M

Jackson, MS

7:00 p.m.

Grambling State Alabama State

Nov. 8

MS Valley State

Nov. 11

7:00 p.m.

Georgia Southern Tourney Statesboro, GA TBA

Nov. 2 Nov. 5

Jackson, MS

10:00 a.m.

Grambling, LA 7:00 p.m.

Jackson, MS

7:00 p.m.

Jackson, MS

7:00 p.m.

SE Louisiana

Hammond, LA 7:00 p.m.

Alcorn State

Lorman, MS

7:00 p.m.

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Homecoming 2013 October 13-19, 2013

“The Legacy! The Experience! The Dream!” (Locations of Events are Subject to Change)

Sunday, October 13, 2013 10:00 a.m. - Worship Service led by College Hill M.B. Church Location: Rose E. McCoy Auditorium / Open to the Public

Thursday, October 17, 2013

7:30 p.m. - Coronation of Miss JSU Deja Knight

Location: Lee E. Williams Athletics and Assembly Center

Monday, October 14, 2013 7:00 p.m. - Fall Gospel Show Featuring Gospel Recording Artist Smokie Norful along with JSU Interfaith Choir and other invited collegiate choirs. Tickets are available via Ticketmaster -- $15 in advance, $22 day of Smokie Norful show (plus $2.50 Ticketmaster fee) Location: Lee E. Williams Athletics and Assembly Center

Friday, October 18, 2013

Deja Knight

7:00 p.m. – Annual Pan Hellenic Council Greek Show Tickets are available at the JSU Student Center $10 in advance, $15 day of the show

Location: Lee E. Williams Athletics and Assembly Center

Tuesday, October 15, 2013 5:00 p.m. - Street Jam Location: B.F. Roberts Parking Lot

8:00 p.m. – Homecoming Show Featuring

Wednesday, October 16, 2013 7:00 p.m. - Comedy Show Tickets are available at the JSU Student Center -- $10 in advance, $15 day of the show Location: Rose E. McCoy Auditorium

Tickets are available via Ticketmaster --

Grammy-nominated multi-talented Billboard

Urban Adult Contemporary Artist Charlie Wilson $50, $45, and $35 (plus $2.50 Ticketmaster fee) Location: Jackson Convention Complex

Charlie Wilson

(Downtown Jackson)

Saturday, October 19, 2013

Homecoming Comedians

9:00 a.m. - Annual Homecoming Parade Location: Downtown Jackson

2:00 p.m. -- Homecoming Football Game

Jackson State University Tigers vs Grambling State University Tigers Benji Brown

Sean Larkins

Contact the JSU Ticket Office at 601-979-2420 for ticket information

Shaun Jones

Location: Mississippi Veterans Memorial Stadium

JSU Student Publications Now Accepting All Applications!!!

Be an informer, an entertainer...Do the write thing! Your newspaper needs you!!! Editors • Writers • Photographers • Graphic Designers • Distribution The Blue & White Flash, eYearbook and eXperience Magazine will hold General Interest Meetings : August 28, 2013 @ 10:00 a.m. - 11:00 a.m. (Senate Chambers - 3rd Floor of the Student Center) August 29, 2013 @ 4:00 p.m. - 5:00 p.m. (Lecture Room, 1st floor - Blackburn Language Arts Building) Student Publications will hold a Writing Workshop : August 31, 2013 @ 9:00 a.m. - 12:00 p.m. All majors and classifications are encouraged to join! Benefits are invaluable! Incentives, professional development opportunities and leadership responsibility.

Room 211 - Blackburn Language Arts Building 601-979-2167 / Email- theflash@jsums.edu

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Frequently Dialed Numbers Page 26 - August 2013

JSU/Pepsi Unveil 2013 Commemorative Can

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Jackson State University and the Brown Bottling Group have unveiled the 2013 commemorative football Pepsi can, featuring a JSU football image. Anyone who purchases a six pack of the commemorative cans has the opportunity to receive a discount towards the purchase of a JSU home football game (Alabama State, Texas Southern, Arkansas Pine Bluff).

Academic Affairs – 601-979-2246 Alice V. Harden Center for Community Service - 601-979-1294 Athletic Media Relations – 601-979-2273 Band Director – 601-979-2141 Bookstore – 601-979-2021 Business & Finance – 601-979-2211 Campus Ministries- Rev. Elbert McGowan – 601-979-0525 Campus Police – 601-979-2580 Career Services and Student Employment Center - 601-979-2471 Dean of Students (Dr. Phillip Cockrell) – 601-979-6940 Development Office (David Hoard) – 601-979-2283 Division of Student Life - 601-979-2241 Disability Services (Monica Wall Jones) – 601-979-3704 Emergency Management – 601-979-1031 Entrepreneurship Department – 601-979-2541 Facilities Management – 601-979-2522 Financial Aid – 601-979-2227 Financial Services – 601-979-3060 Food Services – 601-979-2541 Graduate Studies – 601-979-2455 Health Center – 601-979-2260 Honors College – 601-979-2107 Housing & Residence Life – 601-979-2326 H.T. Sampson Library – 601-979-2123 Human Resources – 601-979-2015 ID Center – 601-979-2407 iPad Initiative – 601-979-5021 JSUTV- 601-979-2862 Latasha Norman Center – 601-979-0374 Margaret Walker Alexander Research Center – 601-979-2055 Media Relations -601-979-2272 Post Office – 601-979-2031 President’s Office – 601-979-2323 Registrar’s Office – 601-979-2484 Richard Wright Center – 601-979-1470 ROTC – 601-979-2175 Undergraduate Recruitment – 601-979-2914 or 2911 University Communications - 601-979-2272 Veterans Services - 601-979-0889 Walter Payton Center – 601-979-1648 WJSU – 601-979-2285

The discount will be used for single games only and can be redeemed at the JSU Athletics Ticket Office located at the Lee E. Williams Athletics and Assembly Center, as well as at Mississippi Veterans Memorial Stadium. The cans are currently being distributed throughout the metro-Jackson area in local stores like Kroger, Walmart and Dollar General. The cans will be available in stores until October 1. For more information about the commemorative can discount for football game tickets, please contact the JSU Athletics Ticket Office at 601-979-2420.

JSU transitions to a wireless campus

By: Darrell Robinson, Jr.

At Jackson State University, connectivity has never been more convenient. Wireless internet access is now available in every building on campus.

Student Services (Off Campus) Textbook Rentals (601) 355-5350

Dining/Convenience Stores (On Campus) Campus Store (601) 979-6801 Food Services (601) 979-2561 Student Dining (601) 979-2561 Subway (601) 979-3062

Colleges College of Business - (601) 979-2411 College of Education & Human Development (601) 979-2433 College of Liberal Arts - (601) 979-7036 College of Public Service - (601) 979-8836 College of Science, Engineering and Technology - (601) 979-2123 Graduate School Admissions -- (601) 979-5841

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This campus-wide wireless plan was birthed through the iPad Technology Advantage Scholarship Initiative that provides all first-time, full-time JSU freshman with an iPad to assist in their learning. “Over the past few years we set up hot spots because people see it as a convenience,” says Michael Robinson, director of Computing and Communications. “Now we wanted to make sure that all iPad recipients had wireless connections.” After testing and strengthening current connections as well as creating new ones, this goal has been accomplished. Wireless internet access is now available in all classrooms, as well as other areas that students congregate, such as the Student Center, cafeteria, and the Gibbs-Green Pedestrian Walkway. “The whole campus is now covered,” says Robinson. “We have even provided connectivity at the soccer field. We plan to cover the softball field and tennis courts in the next 30 days.” Robinson also shared details on the new secure network portal that will be implemented. Connectivity is currently available to everyone, but once the new network is approved, users will be required to use authentication credentials to log on.

Housing (601) 979-2326

Emergency Contacts (On Campus) Department of Public Safety (601) 979-2580

Emergency Contacts (Off Campus) Jackson Police Department (601) 960-1234 Jackson Fire Department (601) 969-3333

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Postal Services (Tiger Mail) Page 27 - August 2013

Located on the ground level of the Jacob L. Reddix Building (Old Student Union), the JSU Tiger Mail Post Office is a contract station of the U.S. Postal Service and is staffed by university employees. It is open to the public for full service from 9 a.m.-12:30 p.m. and from 1:30-3:00 p.m. Students can pick up packages at the first postal window from 2:00-4:30 p.m. The campus post office provides all regular postal services, including the following: stamps, priority mail, express mail, money orders, outgoing registered mail and incoming C.O.D. mail. Tiger Mail functions as a student post office for the receipt of letters and packages. Mail is delivered to mailboxes between 9:00 a.m. and 12:00 p.m., Monday – Friday. However, there are no deliveries to dorm rooms. Deliveries from UPS, DHL, and FEDEX for students are handled by the university’s Shipping and Receiving Warehouse, which delivers the parcels to JSU Tiger Mail Post Office from 3:00 p.m. -4:00 p.m. Students packages are ready for distribution from 4:00 p.m. -5:00 p.m. The post office is closed on weekends and for federal, state and university holidays. For more information, call Tiger Mail at (601)979-2031. Services: Our goal is to provide service that is courteous, economical, and efficient. You are welcome to visit our office for assistance with your mailings and to ensure that you are getting the best service. Services offered include: Mailboxes Fees: Students (on-campus): Spring - $38 / Summer - $10 per session / Fall - $38 Student (off campus): $50 (July 1 – June 30) Student Organizations: $50 (July 1 – June 30) Faculty/Staff: $50 (July 1 – June 30) Departments: $110 (July 1 – June 30) Business Affiliate: $100 (July 1 – June 30) • Processing of incoming and outgoing U. S. Postal Service mail and packages

• Campus mail delivery/collections to designated campus and off-campus locations • Sale of stamps, money orders, envelopes, and expedited mail services • Postal and shipping services for the University community Mail Distribution: Postal Services sorts and distributes incoming and campus mail Monday through Friday to over 4,000 mail boxes. Dispatches of mail are received at 8:30 a.m. This mail is sorted by box number. The sorting

and distribution process is usually completed by 12:00 noon. Pick-up of Departmental Mail: Persons responsible for mail pickup for departments or individuals must have the combination for the mailbox. For security reasons, Postal Services personnel cannot give mail to individuals, open boxes, or give combinations without written authorization from the department head, secretary or designated individual. If an individual has the combination and has difficulty opening the box, a postal employee will provide assistance. Use of Box Numbers on Campus Mail: Each mailing office is asked to use appropriate box numbers when sending campus mail to the University Post Office for distribution. If a faculty or staff member does not have a private box, the box number of their department should be used. Mail not addressed by box number may be returned to the mailing office for proper addressing. A complete list of the Department box numbers is available at www.jsums.edu/auxenterprises/postalservices. How to Address Mail (Department or Student): If you would like to contact a student or a department, this is an example of how to address your letter. Student’s Name or Department’s Name Jackson State University 1400 J.R. Lynch Street P.O. Box # Jackson, MS 39217 Mail Processing and Collection Schedule: Mail will be collected from the mail drop box, in the lobby of the Jacob L. Reddix Hall, at 3:00 p.m. Mail received in Postal Services between 8:00 a.m. and 3:00 p.m., Monday through Friday, will be processed for pickup by the U.S. Postal Services at 4:00 p.m. Mail received after 3:30 p.m. on Fridays will be processed for pickup on the following Monday. Mail submitted in large quantities (250 or more pieces) will be processed within the above schedule on a daily basis to the extent possible. Departments that engage in bulk mailings should notify Postal Services at least three days in advance to ensure that the mailing will be processed in a timely manner. How can I help my mail arrive at my new address as quickly as possible? At least 30 days before you move, notify everyone who sends you mail of your new address and the date of your move. Many bills and statements have an area for making an address change notification. Make sure you use a complete address. A complete address is defined as an address that contains all necessary address elements, house number, street name, city, state and zip code. For further assistance go to www.usps.com, click on change of address and complete the information. Postal Services (TIGER MAIL) will forward mail for the individual box holder for a period of 90 days. We strive to ensure that there are no interruptions within that vital communication link—your mail. If you have questions or concerns, feel free to contact Postal Services (TIGER MAIL) at 601-979-2031.

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Student Decorum Page 28 - August 2013

Dress

Do’s

Jackson State University students are expected to dress in a manner

representative of a higher education institution and an educated person. Specifically, members of the University community should avoid

clothingthat is revealing and/or features offensive slogans, language,

or advertisements. Examples include but are not limited to: curse words,

sexually suggestive language or gestures, and references to alcohol or drugs. Examples of inappropriate dress and/or appearance include but are not limited to: •

Caps, do-rags, scarves or hoods for men and women in classrooms, the cafeteria, Campus Union or other indoor activities. This policy item does not apply to headgear considered as a part of religious or

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cultural dress

Midriffs or halters, mesh, netted shirts, tube tops or cut-off t-shirts in

classrooms, cafeteria, Campus Union, and offices Short shorts

Don’ts

Sagging or unbelted pants

Clothing with derogatory, offensive and/or lewd messages either

in words or pictures

Undershirts for men, of any color, outside of the private living quarters

of the residence halls

Special occasions (e.g. convocations; employment, professional and

graduate school fairs; graduation; coronations; plays; luncheons; banquets) dictate that business (e.g. shirt and tie; business suit; blazer and skirt or slacks; dress) or formal wear (e.g. dinner dress; formal; business suit;

or tuxedo) be worn. Sports and other social occasions (e.g. inter-collegiate athletic competitions; pep rallies; Greek shows; dances) require informal but respectable apparel.

In special situations, faculty members have the authority to stipulate dress regulations for their classes or events sponsored by their department.

Similarly, academic colleges and departments may stipulate dress requirements to supplement their educational goals and objectives.

Dress and grooming standards promote a decorum that maximizes learning and minimizes distractions. Administrative, faculty and support staff members

who observe student behavior applicable to this dress code should report any such disregard or violations to the Office of the Dean of Student Life. Obvious violation of these standards, may subject the student to disciplinary action. (Student Handbook, Code Violation 3.30)

A verbal warning will be given to the student by a staff member concerned and a written record will be placed in the student’s file. It may be deemed appropriate for the student to undertake community service as directed by the Dean of Student Life.

Sanction according to Student Handbook: Indecent Behavior/Profanity - Fine $50 - $200 + Probation and/or Campus Service & Counseling

The JSU Student Handbook is available online @ www.jsums.edu/studentlife. Hard copies are available for first-time new students in the Office of the Associate Vice President for Student Life/Dean of Students Located on the 3rd Floor of the JSU Student Center

Language

According to the JSU Student Handbook, Code Violation 3.30 - Indecent, Obscene, Immoral Behavior, and/or Profanity: Conduct, which is disorderly, lewd,

indecent and/or portrayed on the premises of the university or at University sponsored or supervised activities will not be tolerated. Such acts include the use of obscene gestures, improper body exposures, stripping, vulgar language to or in the vicinity of students, staff members, administrators, faculty or visitors of the University. The use of obscene, vulgar, or profane language on the campus, in any setting, will lead to disciplinary action. (Student Handbook, Code Violation 3.30)

A verbal warning will be given to the student by a staff member concerned and a written record will be placed in the student’s file. It may be deemed appropriate for the student to undertake community service as directed by the Dean of Student Life.

Sanction according to Student Handbook: Indecent Behavior/Profanity - Fine $50 - $200 + Probation and/or Campus Service & Counseling

Litter-Free Campus

Jackson State University takes great pride in the beauty of our campus. Littering, including, but not limited to, throwing debris such as cigarette butts, food wrappers, paper, cans, bottles, etc. on the ground shall be considered a violation of University policy. (Student Handbook, Code Violation 2.10) No student shall intentionally dispose of refuse of any kind in or near any building owned or operated by the University except in receptacles provided for that purpose. Intentionally discarding such will be seen and adjudicated as a violation of the University Littering Policy.

Code of Conduct

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The Division of Library and Information Resources

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The H.T. Sampson Library.

The libraries at Jackson State University assist you in your future educational and occupational endeavors. The centerpiece of the Jackson State University Library System is the H. T. Sampson Library. Located on the main campus, it serves as the primary library and research facility for the campus community. Please visit the library web site (http://sampson.jsums. edu) for a description of the resources and services that are available.

Resources – Over one million resource items, including books, periodicals, government documents and media, are housed in the libraries. These print resources are enhanced by a growing collection of electronic resources that include databases, journals and books. Services – A quality staff of professional librarians and paraprofessionals is dedicated to making resources available to the students, staff and faculty at

Jackson State University. The staff also helps library patrons become more adept at using information through reference assistance and library instruction programs. Virtually all of the services available for on-site visitors are also available for distance learners. Technology – All libraries at Jackson State University are fully equipped to meet the technology needs of library users. Wireless internet access is provided at all library locations. Electron-

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ic resources are available, both on and off site, twenty-four hours a day. Many electronic resources, such as journals and e-books, may also be accessed from mobile devices. H. T. Sampson Library – Occupying a central location on the main campus, the H. T. Sampson Library is over 150,000 square feet in size, with seating for 1,063 individuals. Among its print collections are an African American Collection and a Special Collection/University Archives. An auditorium, an electronic classroom, individual study rooms, study carrels and lounge areas meet the comfort and needs of library users. Additionally, the building is fully ADA compliant. Satellite Libraries – University Libraries also provide several departmental/college libraries that support specific academic programs. The libraries are: • Allied Health Library – located in the Jackson Medical Mall, this library supports the Public Health Program, and Communicative Disorders. • Cleopatra D. Thompson Curriculum Center – administered by the College of Education and Human Development, the curriculum center provides support for education programs. • Information Services Library (ISL) – located at the Universities Center, ISL offers basic support for Public Policy Administration, Urban and Regional Planning and graduate Social Work programs.

Start the Semester Right! (What Every Student Should Know.) Start the Semester Right! (What Every Student Should Know.)

1. What is a JNumber? A JNumber is a unique identifier for each student, faculty, and staff that is affiliated with the Jackson State University Family. Also, a JNumber replaced the use of the social security number.

mi.lastname@students.jsums.edu or firstname.lastname@students.jsums. edu. -The information preceding the @ symbol will serve as your NetID/J# when logging in. (https://webmail. students.jsums.edu)

2. What is a JNumber used for? A JNumber is used to access various resources at Jackson State University.

-New faculty/staff email accounts are created and activated within the first few weeks of employment. -Your email account would be: firstname.mi.lastname@jsums.edu or firstname.lastname@jsums.edu.

Example: JSU P.A.W.S EMAIL Open Access Computer Labs WebCT Copy Machine (Faculty/Staff)

-The information preceding the @ symbol will serve as your username. Your password will be your pin@ jsu. (https://webmail.jsums.edu)

3. How do I obtain my JNumber? Your JNumber should be located in your admission acceptance letter or employment documentation. If not, you may contact one of the following: Admissions (For students): 601.979.2100 Human Resources (For faculty/staff): 601.979.2015 4. Can I obtain a Jackson State University email account? Yes! -Student email accounts are created and activated within the first week of registration. -Your email account would be: j00123456@students.jsums.edu. -Your alias (which is what you will distribute out for mail to be sent to you) would be: firstname.

5. What is JSU P.A.W.S? JSU P.A.W.S. is a web-based application that allows students, faculty, and staff to access important personal records such as pay stubs, transcripts, class schedules, email addresses, and more. 6. How do I access my JSU P.A.W.S account? a. First-Time: 1. Go to http://www.jsums.edu. 2. Click on JSU P.A.W.S. 3. Type your JNumber in User ID field. 4. Leave PIN field blank. 5. Click Login button. Note: You will be prompted to enter in a 6-digit pin number. b. 1.

General: Go to http://www.jsums.edu.

2. Click on JSU P.A.W.S. 3. Type your JNumber in User ID field. 4. Type 6-digit Pin number in PIN field. 5. Click Login button. 7. How do I connect the computer/laptop in my dorm room to the internet? All dorms should have available active internet connections in each room. Step 1: -Obtain a RJ-45 network cable. Note: It looks like a thick telephone cable. The usual colors are blue, yellow, or black. A RJ-45 cable can be purchased from the Jackson State University Bookstore or a local computer store (Office Depot, Wal-Mart, or BestBuy). Step 2: -Plug one end the of the RJ-45 cable into the matching jack on your computer/laptop. Note: The jack will look like a larger telephone connection. Step 3: -Plug the other end of the RJ45 cable into the matching jack on your wall. Note: The jacks maybe located near your telephone jack. If not, please contact your Dorm Room Assistant for further instructions. Step 4: -Turn on your computer, if it is not already powered on. -Double-Click on your choice of browser.

1. Internet Explorer. 2. Mozilla Firefox. 3. Netscape Navigator. -If you cannot surf the web to your desired locations, then contact your Dorm Room Assistant. He/She will be able to further assist you or contact the appropriate support on your behalf. 8. Does Jackson State University have an instant messenger service? Yes! -Visit http://im.jsums.edu and download Spark Instant messenger service. 9. What to do when you have a copyright violation? You are to contact 601.979.2005 for support. 10. How do I connect to the wi-fi with my Ipad? You will connect to the wireless network name “ipad”. 11. How do I connect to the wi-fi with my laptop? You will connect to the wireless network names “guest” or “jsumobilenet”. 12. Is there a username and password for wi-fi? No.

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JSU Super Card • What is the JSU Super Card? Page 30 - August 2013

Every enrolled student must take a pictured identification card. This card is your key to Jackson State University and serves as your personal identification card. While at Jackson State, your card also provides access to residence halls, laundry facilities, library, athletic events, recreational facilities, postal services and more importantly, your meal card to dining services. All students enrolled at Jackson State University, including faculty and staff, are eligible for a JSU Super Card. The JSU Supercard Program is a declining balance program that works almost exactly like a regular debit card. This program permits students, faculty, and staff with funds available in their accounts to use their I.D. to purchase goods and services from approved participating merchants. _____________________________________ BEAUTY & BARBER Adams Corner | 1825 Lynch Street| 601354-0255 Annoited Hands by Diva’s and Gents | 2019 Raymond Rd Suite B | 601-372-2504 | 601372-2505 B-Unique Barber Shop | 2720 JR Lynch St | Jackson, MS 39209 | 601-949-3963 Custom Cuts & Styles | 2445 Terry Rd | Jackson, MS 39204 | 601-321-9292 Expo Nails | 212-B Clinton Blvd | Clinton, MS 39056 | 601-572-6894 Five Star Spa & Nails | 951 Hwy 80 East Clinton,MS | 601-924-9757 Gentlemen Image | 2104 Raymond Road Suite D | Jackson, MS 39212 | 601-665-4213 click here for map | www.gentlemenimage. com Happy Nails | 2106 Raymond Road – Suite F | Jackson, MS 39212 | 601-372-8989 Ideal Beauty Supply | 4596 ClintonBlvd | 601-923-6423 Imagine Beauty and Barber Salon |361 Towne Center Blvd, Suite 1302 |Ridgeland, MS 39157 |601- 206-8004 click here for map Lee Spa Nails (Northpark Hall) | 1200 E County Line Rd #217 | Ridgeland, MS | 601978-3999 Klasy Beauty Supply | 2525 McFaddenRoad | 601-372-9593 Magic Nails | 2596 Robinson Road | 601944-1400 Mary Kay Independent Sales/Shelia Wesley | 937 Highway 80 W | 601-918-0978 Mary Kay Cosmetics/Shirley Aga |7402 Siwell Road, Suite 110 |Byram,MS 39272 | 601-927-8923 Nails City | 2889 Terry Road | Jackson, MS 39212 | 601-373-6333 Nails City |4157-C Robinson Road |Jackson, MS 39209 |601-922-1248 Nails & Spa |4828 Highway 18 |Jackson, MS 39209 |601.923.3999 Nails First of Jackson | 4329 North State Street | 601-362-0990 Nice Creations Barper Shop | 5643 Hwy 18 W | Jackson, MS 39209 | 769-236-0317 Q’s Nails | 1700 Terry Road, Suite22 | 601360-0099 Perfect Nails | 1400 Ellis Avenue | Jackson, MS 39204 | 601-353-4740 click here for map Pro Nails | 3188 W Northside Dr | Jackson, MS 39213 | 601-362-5150 Regal Nails | 2711 Greenway Drive | Jackson, MS 39204 | 601-923-3339 Renaissance Hair Design | 3320 Hwy 80 West | 601-352-5827 Shear Talent Hair Salon |350 West Woodrow Wilson, Suite 250 |Jackson, MS 39213 |601-982-9600 Shear Essence Beauty and Barber |5245 Greenway Drive, Suite B |Jackson, MS 39204 |601.923.5002 | 601.260.5092 Strictly Hair Salon | 197 Highway51 N, Suite B | 601-573-6979 The Hair Salon | 4735 I-55 Suite D | Jackson, MS 39206 |601-317-6284 Tip N Toes Day Spa | 121 Hwy 80 East | Clinton, MS 39056 | 601-925-0772 Top Nails Inc | 4441 North State Street | Jackson, MS 39206 | 601-981-9391 The Right Touch Hair & Nails | 540 Raymond Road | 601-373-0026 ZEEK@TOP KNOTCH | 500-B Woodrow Wilson | Jackson, MS 39213 |601-366-1967 _____________________________________ AUTO REPAIR & SUPPLIES Anglin Tire Co. | 926 Interstate I-20 W | Jackson, MS 39201 | 601-969-5656 Capital Car Care | 1410 Hwy 80 West| 601948-2886 Car Care Clinic | 105 Triangle Drive| 601936-4246 Car Care Clinic | 4406 Robinson Road| 601922-0644 Car Care Clinic | 4710 Frontage Road I-55

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Pearl’s Southern Cooking | 3505 Terry Road Suite 203 | Jackson, MS 3912 | 601-372-2100

Mariels | 2310 Hwy 80 West | 601-961-9961

The Penquin Restaurant & Bar | 1100 J. R. Lynch Street, Suite 6-A | Jackson, MS 39203 Pizza Hut | 2801 Hwy 80 West |601-948-7149

Oleata’s Greek Shop | 579 Hwy 51 North Ridgeland, MS | 601-8568886

Express Audio | 3401 Highway 80 East| Pearl, MS 39208 | 601-939-7730

Pizza Hut | 2440 Bailey Avenue | 601-9561000

Royal Bleau Boutique | 1100 JR Lynch St #8 | Jackson, MS 39203 | 601-918-8076

F & L Mechanics and Tires | 1200 Handy Street | 601-918-5721

Piccadilly Cafeteria | 350 Jackson Medical Mall | 601-982-9141 click here for map

School & Scrubs Uniform Shop | 1700 Terry Road, Suite 15 |

N. | 601-981-1044 Dixon’s Automotive |2775 J. R. Lynch Street |Jackson, MS 39209 | 601-321-9837 D V Moore, Inc. | 1641 Westhaven Blvd | 601-923-5084

Hesselbein Tire Company | 3004 LynchStreet | 601-352-3611 M.J. Tires | 1101 N. West Street| 601-9483500 Magnolia Winshield | PO Box 570 | Bolton, MS | 601-866-7169 McGee’s Quick Lube | 2603 North State | 601-362-9070 P & J Auto Repair | 155 Offutt Street | 601355-4203 Rim World | 2926 Lynch Street |601-3529900 Searcy’s Auto Repair | 5122 ClintonBlvd. | 601-922-2635 Stanton Body Shop | 2691 LivingstonRoad | 601-366-8797 ___________________________________ EYE CARE Contact Care Optical | 4531 Hwy 80West | 922-8282 Envision Eye Care | One University Place | 1100 J. R. Lynch Street, Suite 5 | Jackson, MS 39201 Exact Eye Care | 4157 Robinson Rd| 9226653 Illusion Optical | 134 Dyess Road | Ridgeland, MS 39157 | 601-952-0070 Ridgeland Eye Care Center | 8 Professional Parkway | Ridgeland, MS 39157 | 601-9578444 ____________________________________ FOOD & RESTUARANTS 4 Real Grill | 2204 Metrocenter Drive| 601354-3355 Boston Fish | 2310 J. R. Lynch Street | 601960-0407 Bumpers Drive-In | 2943 Terry Road | Jackson, MS 39212 601.372-9976

Piccadilly Cafeteria | 4273 Robinson Road | 601-922-9423

Signatures | 1270 MetroCenter Mall| 601-3605162

Quizno’s Subs |2945 Old Canton Road |601.713-0357

Snap Man’s Designs | 1248 Metrocenter Drive | Jackson, MS 39209 | 601-969-4004

Rally’s #3 | 1805 Hwy 80 West | Jackson, MS 39201 | 601.354-3601

Suit City Inc. | 4102 Highway 80West | 601-9221515

Rally’s #4 | 219 Northside Drive | Jackson, MS 39206 | 601-982-7337 Rally’s #6 | 318 Woodrow Wilson | Jackson, MS 39213 | 601-354-1020 Smoothie Q Factory | 5225 Hwy 18 | Jackson, MS 39204 | 301.983-3338 Sonic’s Drive In |4719 Clinton Blvd |601.922.5060

Scurlock’s Donut Shop |125 South Congress Street Suite 106 |Jackson, MS 39201 |601.326-8520

The Sunglass Shop | 1250 Metrocenter , Jackson, MS 39209 | 601-352-4990 _____________________________________ DRUG STORE

Stamps Superburger Jackson | 1801 Dalton Street | 601-352-4555 Subway | 2922 Terry Road | 601-373-8512 Sugar’s Place | 168 W. Griffith Street | Jackson, MS 39201 | 601-352-2364 Takara Grill & Sushi |951 Highway 80 East, Suite B |Clinton, MS 39056 |601.925-8777 Taco Bell | 3276 Hwy 80 West |601-355-2957 Two Sister’s Kitchen | 707 N. Congress Street | Jackson, MS 39202 | 601 353-1180 The University Place Sports Bar & Grill | 1100 J. R. Lynch Street, Suite 10 | Jackson, MS 39203 | 601-487-8059 Valley Street Fish House | 1234 Valley Street | 601-354-0939 Wendy’s | 1510 Ellis Avenue | 601-949-5529

Collins Dream Kitchen | 1439 TerryRoad | 601-353-3845

Wendy’s |3005 Terry Road |Jackson, MS 39212 |601-373-0114 click here for map

Eddie’s Snack Bar | 1268 Valley Street | 601969-2723 IHOP #3296 | 474 Briarwood Dr | Jackson, MS 39209 | 601-206-1101 IHOP # 4474 | 2700 Greenway Dr | Jackson, MS 39204 | 601-923-9901 KFC (Westland Plaza) |2530 Robinson Road |Jackson, MS 39209 |601.355-2976 KFC (Meadowbrook) |350 Meadowbrook Road |Jackson, MS 39206 |601.366-9641 KFC (Highway 80) |3296 Highway 80 West |Jackson, MS 39204 |601.353-0134 KFC (Northside Drive) |3198 W. Northside Drive |Jackson, MS 39213 |601.982.0924 KFC (Woodrow Wilson) | 220 West Woodrow Wilson | Jackson, MS 39213 | (601) 7134213 Koinonia Coffee House | 136 S. Adam Street | 601-960-3008 Mazzio’s Pizza |4415 Robinson Road |Jackson, MS 39209 |601-922-2477 McDonald’s | 2465 HWY 80 West | 601-9484060 McDonald’s | 2812 Terry Road | Jackson, MS 39209 | 601-372-8222 Outback Barbecue | 5785 Hwy 18 west | Jackson, MS 39209 | 601-813-5030

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Source | 1200 E. Countyline Rd, Suite 240 | 601956-1177 Style Shoes | 4409 North State St | Jackson, MS 39206 | 601-981-7397

Wendy’s | 4750 Hwy 18, Jackson, MS 39209 601-922-8160

Dominos Pizza | 616 North Jefferson| 601353-5600

The Source | 1355 Metrocenter |601-949-7878 click here for map

Sonic’s Drive In |3190 Northside Drive |601.981.5352

China Kitchen | 1400 Ellis Avenue, Suite 4 | Jackson, MS 39204 | 601-960-3992

Cool Al’s |4654 McWillie Drive |Jackson, MS 39206 |601-713-3020 click here for map

Swell -O – Phonic | 2906 North State Street, #103 | Jackson, MS 39216 | 601.720-2426 click here for map

Western Sizzlin | 712 Highway 80 E | 601939-3900 __________________________________ CLOTHING & RETAIL Coast Ink |1048 Metro Center |Jackson, MS 39209 | 601-948-4849 City Gear | 3645 MetroCenter Mall| 601969-1746 City Gear | #31 1200 E. County Line Rd. | 601-977-4515 City Gear |2566 Robinson Road |Jackson, MS 39209 |601-948-3301 City Gear | 3505 Terry Road, Suite 101 | Jackson, MS 39212 | 601-371-6908 Eve’s Shoe Boutique Northpark |1200 E. Countyline Road, Suite 212 | Ridgeland, MS 39157 | 601-956-4747 Gordon’s Urban Wear | 1408 Ellis Avenue, Suite 2 | 769-251-1317 In Style Fashions and Communications |955 Ellis Avenue |Jackson, MS 39209 |601.355.8187 K.J.’s Superstore | 3750 Highway 80 West | 601-923-7998 Legends | 1125 MetroCenter Mall| 601-3540880 Lipstick Lounge | 304 Mitchell Avenue | Jackson, MS 39216 | 601-366-4000 Man of Fashion | 1258 Metro Center #98 | Jackson, MS 39209 | 601-352-7333

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CVS | 2803 Suncrest Drive | Jackson, MS 39212 | 601-373-2111 CVS | 914 North State Street | Jackson, MS 39202 | 601-352-7566 _____________________________________ BOOKSTORE Textbook Rental | 1450 Ellis Avenue | Jackson, MS 39209 | 601-355-5350 _____________________________________ AUTO INSURANCE Mississippi ‘s Best Insurance | 5 Twelve Oak Circle Suite D | 601-922-0006 Performance Insurance | 2382 Hwy 80 West, Suite A | Jackson, MS 39204| 601-354-5466 ____________________________________ CONVENIENCE STORE Tiger Stop | 1201 EllisAvenue | 601-969-3021 click here for map __________________________________ DENTAL Advance Dental Clinic | 1555 E. Countyline Road | 601-206-1112 click here for map Bender Dental Associates, PC | 4550 Manhattan Rd | Jackson, MS 39206 | 601-362-0460 click here for map | www.benderdentalpc.com _____________________________________ OTHER BUSINESSES Computing Solutions (Jackson Medical Mall) | 350 W. Woodrow Wilson Drive | Jackson, MS 39213 | 601-812-5754 Cash & Carry Concessions | 1204 W Capital St | Jackson, MS 39203 | 601-352-4238 Extreme Wireless | 1200 E. Countyline Road (Northpark) | 601-899-1775 GiGi’s Gift Shop | 5846 Ridgewood Road Suite D 102 | Jackson, MS 39211 | 601-842-5974 Quinn Healthcare LLC | 768 North Avery Boulevard |Ridgeland, MS 39157 |601-487-6482 Room By Room Furniture | 4330 North state Street | Jackson, MS 39206 |601-321-9300 Sleep Inn & Suites | 209 South Gallatin Street | Jackson, MS 39203 | 601-896-0395 Southern Wireless |3895 Metro Drive | Jackson, MS 39209 |601-948-2800 Southern Wireless |4329 North state Street Suite A | Jackson, MS 39206 | 601-981-0077 Wireless Wizard |1260 E. County Line Road |Ridgeland, MS 39157 |601-957-6877

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Contractual Services Page 31 - August 2013

Lots of outside vendors work hard to provide you important services during your college experience on JSU’s campus. Some provide beverages and snacks through self-operated vending machines. Others provide barber and hair salon services to keep you looking good. But all these businesses share one thing in common – they are all contracted partners working with the university through the Office of Contractual Services. Located on the 3rd floor of the Jacob L. Reddix (Old Campus Union), Contractual Services is a part of the Division of Auxiliary Enterprises that serves as a liaison to internal and external constituents and ensures compliance of the University contracted venues. The Office of Contractual Services’ mission is to provide the students, faculty and staff with a comprehensive system of services, programs, and activities designed to satisfy customer expectations, enhance campus living through contracted venues, while in support of the University’s overall academic mission. Our primary goals are to identify and provide quality goods and services to the campus community which is favorable to campus style living. Some highlighted partnerships include: JSU/Follett Bookstore - Spacious, inviting and offering impeccable service, the campus bookstore is located on the first floor of the Student Center facing Dalton Street. In addition to textbooks and other collegiate products, the bookstore offers first-rate clothing, gifts, music, general reading books, beverages, snacks and more. The Bookstore is open Monday through Friday 7:45 a.m. to 5:30 p.m. Methods of payment are cash, check, personal check, Visa, MasterCard, American Express, and the JSU Supercard. Visit the bookstore online at http://www. bkstr.com/Home/10001-10444-1?demoKey=d Subway @ JSU – The Subway @ JSU is located near the Student Center in Annex #1 and offers breakfast and freshly made deli-sandwiches for dine-in or take-out service to satisfy your cravings for freshness. Subway is open Monday through Saturday 7:00 a.m. – 11:00 p.m. and Sunday 8:00 a.m. to 10:00 p.m. and accepts cash, Visa, MasterCard, and the JSU Supercard. Subway also accepts orders for catering. JSU Hair and Nail Studio – The JSU Hair and Nail Studio is located near the Student Center in Annex #2, is a full-service hair and nail salon that offers shampoos, sets, styles, cuts, manicures, pedicures, etc. Be sure to visit Tuesday-Friday from 9:00 a.m.-6:00 p.m., Saturday 8:00 a.m.- 5:00 p.m. to get Tiger beautiful. The salon accepts cash and JSU Super card for payment. JSU Barber Shop – The JSU Tiger Barber Shop is located near the Student Center in Annex #3 and is a full-service facility that offers such services as trendy hair-cuts, trims, styles, etc. The barber shop is open Monday, Tuesday, Thursday, Friday, Saturday 8:30 a.m. – 7:00 p.m. through Saturday from 8 a.m. to 7 p.m. and accepts cash and JSU Supercard. ATM Machines – For your on-the-go banking needs such as cash withdrawals, several ATM machines (Trustmark, Regions, BankPlus and Liberty National) are located on the first floor in the east end of the Student Center.

Department of Testing & Assessment Welcome to the Department of Testing and Assessment. This department is responsible for the University’s standardized testing program. We administer a variety of tests including the ACT Assessment for college admission, CLEP-CBT (College Level Examination Program Computer-Based-Testing) for college course credit, UEPE (Undergraduate English Proficiency Exam) to assess writing skills at the undergraduate level and satisfy a graduation requirement, GECE (Graduate English Competency Examination) to assess writing skills at the graduate level, PRAXIS (Professional Assessments for Beginning Teachers) for admission to teacher education programs and certification, GRE (Graduate Record Examination) for admission to select graduate schools, and LSAT (Law School Admission Test) for admission to law school. Test applications and related information are housed in this office. Other major functions of this depart-

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ment are the provisions for test scoring and research services. In a nutshell, services provided by this office include the following: • Disseminate test applications and related information • Administer local and national standardized examinations and surveys • Store individual test score reports • Score multiple-choice examina tions • Analyze and interpret test and survey results • Provide requested research and measurement services • Offer tips for improving standardized test performance Office Location: Jackson State University H. T. Sampson Library (Lower-Level) 1400 J. R. Lynch Street Jackson, MS 39217 Phone: 601-979-2484

Day of Action United Way 601-965-1354

September 8

9-11 Run MS Burn Center 601-540-2995

September 26

Let’s Walk To the End of Cancer Leukemia & Lymphoma Society 601-956-7447 For a complete schedule of upcoming community service opportunities, please call the Harden Center for Service at 601-979-1294. JSU undergradute students entering the university are required to have 120 service hours to meet graduation requirements!

TIGER ENTERTAINMENT Movie Night August 17, 2013 Between College of Liberal Arts and College of Business 8:00 p.m. Free Admission

ROMP at the REC

Movie Night

Comedy Show

August 19, 2013 Walter Payton Center 7:00 p.m.

August 20, 2013 Student Center 9:00 p.m.

August 21, 2013 Rose E. McCoy Auditorium 7:00 p.m.

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Showtime at JSU

Who Runs the Yard Festival

Movie Night

August 22, 2013 Rose E. McCoy Auditorium 7:00 p.m.

August 23, 2013 John A Peoples Building Lawn 5:00 p.m.

August 24, 2013 Student Center 4 p.m., 6:30 p.m. & 9 p.m.

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Movie Night August 24, 2013 Student Center 4 p.m., 6:30 p.m. & 9 p.m. Free Admission

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JATRAN Information & JSU Shuttle Schedule Page 32 - August 2013

Jackson State Shuttle Schedule

For more information on shuttle services contact the Office of Facilities and Construction Management @ 601-979-2522

JATRAN Services

Whether your destination is home, work or play, one of the JATRAN services is just right for you! JATRAN operates 13 routes, Monday through Saturday from 5:00 a.m. until 7:00 p.m. JATRAN’’S Handilift Service provides transportation to citizens with disabilities Monday through Saturday from 5:00 a.m. until 7:00 p.m. Bus Routes - Route Schedules can be printed out or viewed online. A Map of all Routes is also available at http://www.jacksonms.gov/government/planning/jatran. The bus schedule that includes the Jackson State University area can be found below. Bus Stops “Bus Stops are marked with JATRAN bus stops signs located along routes throughout the City. Please use these designated stops to wait for arriving busses. Buses will also stop at most street corners assuming there are no safety hazards.

Destination Signs ”The sign on the outside of the bus or in the dash indicates the route name and destination of the bus. Before boarding the bus, be sure to check the destination sign to ensure you are on the correct bus. If you have any questions, the bus driver will help you. Fares Regular Adult Fare $1.50 Disabled (Medicare Card Accepted for Identification) $ .50 Transfers Free One Ride Pass $1.50 Daily Pass $4.00 Weekly Pass $15.00 Monthly Pass $42.00 College Pass (Monthly) $23.00 College Pass (Semester) $70.00 Handilift Buses $2.00 Handilift Pass (20 Ride Punch Pass) $40.00 Transfer Points Transfers are issued to provide service

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between two points not served by a single route. Please ask the operator for a transfer when you board the bus. They cannot be used for a return trip and are only issued to customers who pay a fare of board with a JATRAN Pass. Transfers are free and valid for the next bus to your destination at locations where routes intersect. TRANSFERS ARE VALID FOR A MAXIMUM OF 1 HOUR AND 15 MINUTES AFTER BEING ISSUED. TRANSFER POINTS ARE LISTED BELOW: Location Route(s) State Street/Woodrow Wilson #1, #4, #11, #13 State Street/Woodrow Wilson (UMC) #1, #4, #11, #13 Woodrow Wilson/Bailey Avenue (Jack son Medical Mall) #5, #13 Medgar Evers/Sunset #5, #8, #13 Mill/Monument #5, #8, #10 Mill/Mitchell #6, #10 Mitchell/West #3, #10

Mitchell/State (I-55 Frontage Road/ Northside Drive) #1, #10 State Street/Triangle Mart (Meadow brook) #1, #3 Super K-Mart #1, #12 State Street/Northside Drive #1, #3 Capitol/Robinson #2, #4, #9 Capitol/Jitney #2, #9 West Street/Woodrow Wilson #3, #13 Metro Center/Robinson/Prentiss #4, #9 Lynch Street/Valley (JSU) #6, #9 Northside Drive/Watkins #3, #10 Helpful Hints: ”Exact fares are required. Deposit your fare directly into the fare box. Operators do not carry change and are not allowed to handle fares. Eating, drinking and smoking is prohibited on buses. Do not play music on the bus or disturb the operator or other passengers in any manner. JATRAN maintains a lost and found service to assist with prompt return of lost items. Call 601-948-3840 to report lost items left on the bus.

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Parents as Partners Weekend Homecoming 2013 October 18 – 19 For more information, please contact PARENTS.FAMILIES@JSUMS.EDU

Gilda Robinson, Coordinator of Student Organizations and Engagement Initiatives 601-979-3308

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Don’t leave bill payment envelopes at your mailbox. Drop them in a postal mailbox.

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WHEN THERE IS AN EMERGENCY... Be the First to Know! Jackson State University’s alert system enables emergency response team members to communicate with students, staff, and faculty in minutes by sending a message via a number of contact methods- including email, text messaging, and voice calls. Everbridge Aware for Campus Alerts will only be used during emergencies, notices and for system testing. THIS IS A FREE SERVICE TO MEMBERS OF THE JACKSON STATE UNIVERSITY COMMUNITY. Standard rates apply for cell phone and SMS messages. How to Sign Up? Obtain authorization code from Dept. of Public Safety/Emergency Manager. Log on to “http://www.everbridge.net”. Click on NEW MEMBER REGISTRATION. Enter your authorization code. Are you an existing member? CLICK NO. Proceed as directed.

SIGN UP FOR TEXT MESSAGING FROM JSU Students / Faculty / Staff Receive Official Text Messages Concerning: • Emergency Information • Safety Instructions • Campus Closures • Inclement Weather Warnings For more information contact: Willie Gray, Emergency Manager at 601-979-0841

Jackson State University

Red Flag Information Reporting System A New Resource for ALL Faculty, Staff, and Students The JSU Red Flag information Reporting System is for use by any campus community member who is concerned about the behavior of another member of the JSU Community. The Red Flag logo to this reporting system is located at the bottom of the university homepage (“http://www.jsums.edu”). Information that should be reported is anything that is witnessed, observed, or participated in that “sends up a red flag.” Examples include: Questionable or suspicious acts or behavior. Knowledge of information or incidents that could cause harm. Knowledge of information or acts that could threaten University internal intelligence, information, reputation, and/or property. Knowledge of illegal actions, assaults, and/or drug or alcohol sale or usage. Expressions by others of feelings of depression, reduction of self worth, and/ or uselessness. THIS SYSTEM DOES NOT REPLACE EMERGENCY NOTIFICATION SYSTEMS SUCH AS PUBLIC SAFETY AND 911. If this is a true emergency, please log off the system and call public safety at 979-2580.

Jackson State University A Disaster Resistant University

Chief Thomas Albright JSU Department of Public Safety P.O. Box 17025 Phone: 601-979-2580

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Communication Encourgage open communication and expression which is guided by respect for others.

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JSU Colleges Page 35 - August 2013

College of Public Service The vision of the College of Public Service is to be a global multidisciplinary learning environmnent of excellence in teaching, research and experiential service provided in partnership with both urban and rural communities in the State, the nation, and the world. The mission of the College of Public Service is to educate students from diverse backgrounds for outstanding professional service and to develop local, national, and international innovative leaders in the professional academic disciplines represented in the Schools of Health Sciences, Policy and Planning, and Social Work. The primary goal of the College is to provide undergraduate and graduate education to students which promotes

the development of intellectual leaders in the identification, conceptualization, and dissemination of knowledge related to services in the professions. Summary of Unit’s Strategic Goals: * Provide undergraduate and graduate education that promotes the development of outstanding professional practitioners and innovative researchers prepared to advance their respective disciplines. * Enhance the infrastructure of the College.* * Attain and maintain national accreditation for units with specialty accreditation. * Implement an enhanced research agenda for faculty in the College. * Enhance partnerships and collaboration with communities.

College of Education & Human Development “Educating, Engaging and Empowering – E3 “ Since its inception in 1877 as the premier teachers’ college and currently as one of the major producer of African American educators, the College of Education and Human Development is the foundation for the development of academic and professional practices in teacher preparation. It provides the necessary course offerings, specialized training, and engaging interaction for students to receive licensure and certification in areas related to teacher preparation, health/recreationphysical education, counseling/psychometric, Pre-K through 12 leadership, special education, and higher education. Utilizing proven best practices in research, problem solving, collaboration, and effective instructional delivery that is substantiated by internal and external partners; the College of Education and Human Development has developed a “living laboratory” for research and applied practices to improve teaching and other educational practices. It provides varied environments in which excellence in educational theory and practice can be observed, studied, and practiced to lead to relevant research that impacts best practices and establishes effective norms of instructional practice. Currently, the student enrollment is approximately 2,500 strong with students seeking undergraduate and/ or graduate degrees and the Master of Arts in Teaching (MAT) Program specifically designed to prepare alternate route teachers. MAT is a Mississippi

Department of Education (MDE) sponsored program designed to license teachers without going through the traditional teacher education process. The ultimate goal of the College of Education and Human Development is to effectively arm teachers and educational leaders with the pedagogical and technological skills to impact students learning for career and college readiness. Consequently, we collaborate with the Beyond the Bricks, Call Me MISTER, Clemson University, Jackson Public School District, Teachers for a New Era, Rutgers University, Staff Development for Educators, Thurgood Marshall College Fund, other colleges and universities as well as local, state, and national school districts. Through collaborations, we effectively engage, empower, and educate students at all levels to foster building capacity and ensure student success as measured by skill acquisition and productivity. As we work to achieve the ultimate goal, we realize the responsibility of reciprocity to increase awareness and skills; then implement methodologies to address changes needed to improve teacher and student productivity. We challenge your participation in our practice of reciprocity to prepare you for the many challenges. The College of Education and Human Development is housed in the Joseph H. Jackson Education Building. We welcome your visits, questions, and enrollment in one of our many programs to achieve the best for children by educating, engaging, and empowering.

College of Business The Jackson State University College of Business is empowered with its accreditation by the American Assembly of Collegiate Schools of Business to provide educational opportunities to individuals interested in pursing undergraduate and graduate degrees in business. Having envisioned the business world’s changing needs, the School’s objective is to prepare professionally competent individuals capable of competing successfully in a global marketplace and to equip them with the social, ethical and leadership skills that will make them valuable members of any business, community or organization. The School is known for its practical orientation and has a reputation for educating professionals who understand how the business world runs.

Efficient faculty and staff, top notch resources, and modern facilities enable us to offer six undergraduate majors, two master degree programs of study, a Ph.D. program in Business Administration and certificate programs in Real Estate and Accounting. The faculty brings their extensive intellectual and business experience into the classroom. The School also operates the Center for Business Development and Economic Research which coordinates research and service functions of the School of Business. Common to all of the degree and other related programs are a global perspective and the integration of critical topics and timely issues such as the impact of technology, work force diversity, ethics, and entrepreneurial roles.

College of Liberal Arts

College of Science Engineering and Technology The College of Science, Engineering and Technology at Jackson State University has distinguished itself with outstanding faculty and staff who are dedicated to providing quality education and the science leadership necessary to achieve the highest possible level of excellence. The College is committed to implementing the University’s mission and to focusing its intellectual, experience and other resources on improving the quality of life for students, the surrounding community, state, nation and the global community. The College of Science, Engineering and technology consists of two Schools, the School of Engineering and the School of Science and Technology. The School of Engineering, comprised of Civil Engineering; Computer and Telecommunications Engineering; and Computer Science, provides students with quality undergraduate and graduate programs that incorporate the systems aspect of professional engineering practice. These programs are designed to prepare graduates for advanced study in the major or related fields and for the inter-disciplinary and global workplace. They provide a general education with an awareness of the professional’s social responsibilities to the community, with an appreciation for the importance of continuing professional development and lifelong learning.

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The School of Science & Technology is a vibrant academic unit that provides high quality education in science and technology, advancing scientific knowledge through scholarly research in specific areas, and technical and educational expertise. This school is comprised of six departments including: Aerospace Studies; Biology; Chemistry; Mathematics; Physics, Atmospheric Science & Geosciences; and Technology. The School offers an array of comprehensive and integrative academic programs that are innovative and cutting edge with bachelors and masters level degrees conferred at the completion of the appropriate program of study. An inter-disciplinary Doctor of Philosophy degree in environmental science and a Doctor of Philosophy degree in chemistry are also achievable. The College of Science, Engineering and Technology offers a nurturing, caring environment as well as an outstanding place to study, develop lifelong learning skills, and achieve exciting academic career goals. Multidisciplinary research by teams of faculty, students, and post-doctorate research associates, provides excellent opportunities for student research training and development in several research centers and multiuser core research facilities. These and much more are available to inspire a new generation of engineers, scientists and technologists.

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The College of Liberal Arts (CLA) is the most diverse and interdisciplinary academic college at Jackson State University (JSU) and the heart of academic learning. All JSU students matriculate through courses offered by CLA. CLA is home to: • 10 departments which are: Art, Criminal Justice and Sociology, English and Modern Foreign Languages, History and Philosophy, Mass Communications, Military Science (ROTC), Music, Political Science, Psychology, Speech Communications and Theater; • the Margaret Walker Alexander National Research Center (which houses the second largest collection of a modern black female writer in the world, next to Maya Angelou’s collection which is housed at the historic Schomburg Center for Research in Black Culture); • two educational outreach centers and three art galleries: the COFO Educational Center which Houses the Fannie Lou Hamer Institute on Citizenship and Democracy, Johnson Gallery, Dollye M. E. Robinson Gallery, and Gallery 1; and, • two academic units which support graduate student research and development: Applied Psychological Services Clinic and Community Health Program and Interdisciplinary Alcohol/Drug Studies Center. We are the home to the world-famous and renowned “Sonic Boom of the South” and “Prancing J-Settes,” award winning jazz ensembles and University Chorale, as well as the highly talented

student theater troupe MADDRAMA. The College enrolls more than 1,800 undergraduate and graduate students and employs more than 200 faculty and staff. Every year we confer roughly 25 percent of all bachelor’s degrees at JSU. The College houses 22 degree programs at the bachelors, masters, and doctoral levels. We train students to be critical thinkers, to listen and learn, to formulate and present arguments and to be respectful in all that they do. CLA students receive a world-class education that prepares them to lead a good life and make a good living. A liberal arts education is also a preparation for the rest of life. The subjects that undergraduates study and, as importantly, the skills and habits of mind they acquire in the process, shape the lives they will lead after they leave a major course of study in the College of Liberal Arts. Some of our students will go on to become academics; many will become physicians, lawyers, and business people. All of them will be citizens, whether of the United States or another country, and as such will be helping to make decisions that may affect the lives of others. We invite you to contact or visit our departments! You will experience the finest education available should you enroll in the College of Liberal Arts. Our diverse students, faculty and staff, academic programs, research centers and institutes, galleries, and performing and creative arts truly make up a community we know to be “ONE JSU”!

Division of Graduate Studies The Graduate School is composed of the departments which offer graduate instruction leading to masters’. educational specialists and doctoral degrees. The faculty of the Graduate School consists of faculty members in the departments

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who are qualified to teach and conduct research on the graduate level. Members of the graduate faculty engage in scholarly pursuits: research, writing, publishing and participating in professional organizations.

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