Jackson State University will offer Pfizer, Moderna COVID-19 vaccinations Tuesday, Aug. 31

(JACKSON, Miss.) — COVID-19 vaccinations will be available to students, faculty, staff and community members from noon to 4 p.m. Tuesday, Aug. 31,at “One University Place, Suite 6, 1100 John R. Lynch Street, Jackson, Mississippi 39217. The Jackson-Hinds Comprehensive Health Center will provide Moderna and Pfizer vaccinations. Insurance is not needed, and vaccines are provided at no cost by…

Jackson State University will be closed Monday, Aug. 30, due to Hurricane Ida Precautions

(JACKSON, Miss.) — Due to the impending inclement weather from Hurricane Ida, Jackson State University campuses will be closed on Monday, Aug. 30. All classes and campus activities are canceled. Only essential employees should report to campus.  Non-essential employees who are able to telework are encouraged to do so. Administrative leave will be granted to any employee unable…

Photo of Inaugural Smithsonian “Our Shared Future: Reckoning with Our Racial Post” Forum Available on Business Wire’s Website and the Associated Press Photo Network

August 26, 2021 04:20 PM Eastern Daylight Time WASHINGTON–(BUSINESS WIRE)–On Thursday, August 26, 2021, the Smithsonian is hosting its first “Our Shared Future: Reckoning With Our Racial Past” forum in Los Angeles, kicking off a national initiative addressing race in America. The free virtual forum is focused on income and health care inequality and includes…

Jackson State University public health professor joins inaugural national research program to bring more diversity in clinical trials

(JACKSON, Miss.) — Dr. Nelson Atehortua De la Pena, an assistant professor of public health in the College of Health Sciences at Jackson State University, has been selected by the National Medical Fellowships’ Board of Directors to join the inaugural cohort on Diversity in Clinical Trials Research program (NMF-DCTR). De la Pena, in JSU’s College…

Jackson State University’s New COVID-19 Vaccination Site TODAY, Aug. 17: One University Place, Suite 6 (Formerly the Penguin)

(JACKSON, Miss.) — COVID-19 vaccinations will be available to students, faculty, staff and community members from noon to 4 p.m. TODAY, Aug. 17, in Jackson State University’s new vaccination site: “One University Place, Suite 6 (formerly known as the Penguin), 1100 John R. Lynch Street, Jackson, MS 39217. The Jackson-Hinds Comprehensive Health Center will be offering Moderna and Pfizer vaccinations. Insurance…

Jackson State University appoints Maruice Mangum as chair of political science

(JACKSON, Miss.) — Jackson State University announces the appointment of Dr. Maruice Mangum as chair of the Department of Political Science. “We are pleased to have Dr. Mangum join Jackson State University to lead our Department of Political Science,” said Provost and Senior Vice President for Academic Affairs Alisa L. Mosley, Ph.D. “His experience as…

Happening today: CenterPoint Energy will join lawmakers in presenting Jackson State University with $30,000 grant for coding academy

(JACKSON, Miss.) — CenterPoint Energy, along with state legislators and a representative for U.S. Sen. Roger Wicker, will present Jackson State University’s College of Science, Engineering and Technology (CSET) with a $30,000 grant to help launch a coding academy targeting incoming freshmen. The presentation will be at 3 p.m. today in the H.P. Jacobs Administration Tower….

JSUDF appoints Sims as board treasurer

(JACKSON, Miss.) — Dr. Stanley Sims has been appointed board treasurer for the Jackson State University Development Foundation. “I am enthusiastic about my new board position,” Sims said. Prior to this role, Sims served as the bylaws and governance chair. His new appointment began on July 1. He is the owner of Sims Chiropractic Clinic…

Jackson State University will offer COVID-19 vaccinations on Tuesday, Aug. 10, in Rose E. McCoy Auditorium

(JACKSON, Miss.) — COVID-19 vaccinations will be available to students, faculty, staff and community members from noon to 4 p.m. Tuesday, Aug. 10, in Jackson State University’s Rose E. McCoy Auditorium. The Jackson-Hinds Comprehensive Health Center will be offering Moderna and Pfizer vaccinations. All vehicles must enter through the Prentiss Street security checkpoint. Insurance is not needed, and vaccines are provided…

White House Initiative selects Nelson and Williams as 2021 HBCU Scholars

(JACKSON, Miss.) — JSU students Sydney Nelson and Alexandria Williams have been selected by the White House Initiative on Historically Black Colleges and Universities as 2021 Scholars. The program recognizes 86 undergraduate, graduate and professional students for their accomplishments in academics, leadership and civic engagement. Nelson said, “Initially, both Alexandria and myself were sent an…

Jackson State University pays tuition balances, covers textbook fees for students through digital program in response to pandemic

(JACKSON, Miss.) — Jackson State University President Thomas Hudson today announced the university would cover the textbook fees for undergraduate students this fall through the JSU V.I.B.E program. This support will total $2.3 million in savings for undergraduate students. The announcement comes on the heels of the institution’s previous $3.2 million sponsorship to cover students’…

Jackson State University will require vaccinated, unvaccinated to wear face masks indoors; classes will be in person

(JACKSON, Miss.) — Based on the most recent guidance from the Mississippi State Department of Health and the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, JSU will require face masks/coverings in all public indoor campus spaces for vaccinated and unvaccinated individuals, regardless of academic or extracurricular activity. Face masks are not required when outdoors. However, masks…

Jackson State University will offer COVID-19 vaccinations on Tuesday, Aug. 3, in Rose E. McCoy Auditorium

(JACKSON, Miss.) — COVID-19 vaccinations will be available to students, faculty, staff and community members from noon to 4 p.m. Tuesday, Aug. 3, in Jackson State University’s Rose E. McCoy Auditorium. The Jackson-Hinds Comprehensive Health Center will be offering Moderna and Pfizer vaccinations. All vehicles must enter through the Prentiss Street security checkpoint. Insurance is not needed, and vaccines are provided…

High-ranking Jackson State University is one of country’s most influential and largest HBCU

(JACKSON, Miss.) — According to AcademicInfluence.com, Jackson State University has been named among the top 30 most influential HBCUs over the past two decades. Baseline criteria for this ranking include four-year undergraduate degree offerings and full accreditation. The organization highlights that JSU emphasizes research and experiential learning, has more than 90 undergraduate and graduate degree…

Jackson State University’s Japan Fest bridges U.S. and Japanese cultures, aims to enlighten

(JACKSON, Miss.) — Daiki Suematsu is doing it for the culture. The Japanese outreach coordinator for Jackson State University recently hosted the inaugural Japan Fest at the Mississippi Museum of Art. The event featured saki tasting, anime, traditional yukata (cotton summer kimono), taiko (Japanese percussion drums) performances, cosplay and Asian-themed fashion show, among other Japanese…