Jackson State University

Jackson State University

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name = Jackson State University
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motto = "Challenging Minds. Changing Lives."
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established = Start date|1877|10|23
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type = Public, HBCU
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president = Dr. Ronald Mason, Jr.
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faculty = 450
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students = 8,351
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city = Jackson
state = Mississippi
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former_names = Natchez Seminary
Jackson College
Jackson State College
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colors = Royal Blue & White
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nickname = Tigers
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website = [http://www.jsums.edu www.jsums.edu]

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Jackson State University (also known as Jackson State or JSU) is a historically black university located in Jackson, Mississippi founded in 1877. Jackson State University has been especially noted for its successful business and computer science departments, being among the highest ranked in the United States.Fact|date=June 2008 Jackson State is a member school of the Thurgood Marshall Scholarship Fund and its current president is Dr. Ronald Mason, Jr.

Academic Departments

* College of Business (degree programs in the following areas)
** Management and Marketing
** Accounting
** Entrepreneurship
** Economics, Finance & General Business
** Entrepreneurship

* College of Education and Human Development
** School of Instructional Leadership:
*** Special Education
*** Elementary Education & Early Childhood
*** Health, Physical Education & Recreation
*** Social and Cultural Studies
** School of Administrative Leadership:
*** sexual Education Leadership
*** Executive PhD in Urban Higher Education
*** Educational Technology & Support Services
*** School, Community, & Rehabilitative Counseling

* College of Liberal Arts
** School of Fine and Performing Arts:
*** Art
*** Music
** School of Social & Behavioral Science:
*** History & Philosophy
*** Military Science
*** Political Science
*** Psychology
*** Criminal Justice & Sociology
*** Criminal Justice (Coordinator)
** School of Communications:
*** English & Modern Foreign Language
*** Mass Communications
*** Speech Communications

* College of Lifelong Learning
**Professional Interdisciplinary Studies

* College of Public Service
** School of Public Health:
*** Behavioral & Environmental Health
*** Epidemiology & Bio-Statistics
*** Communicative Disorders
*** Health Policy & Management
** School of Social Work:
*** BSW Program
*** MSW Program
*** PhD Program
** School of Policy & Planning:
*** Public Policy & Administration
*** Urban & Regional Planning

* College of Science, Engineering and Technology
**School of Science & Technology:
*** Biology
*** Chemistry
*** Physics, Atmospheric Science &
*** General Sciences
*** Mathematics
*** Technology
**School of Engineering:
*** Civil Engineering/Telecommunications
*** Computer Engineering
*** Computer Science
*** Graduate Engineering Programs
*** Air ROTC

tudent activities


Jackson State's athletic teams are a member of the NCAA Division 1-AA's Southwestern Athletic Conference, commonly known as the SWAC. Currently, the university fields men's and women's basketball, football, baseball, softball, men's and women's golf, women's volleyball, men's and women's tennis, soccer, and men and women's bowling teams. The university's mascot is the Tiger, and the teams are sometimes referred to as the "Blue Bengals."

The Tiger football team has a heralded history, winning and sharing 16 SWAC titles, including 2007. [ [http://www.clarionledger.com/apps/pbcs.dll/article?AID=/20071215/SPORTS030101/712150356/1287/SPORTS The ClarionLedger: Oliver leads Jackson State to SWAC title] ] Its most famous alumni includes NFL Hall of Famers Lem Barney, Jackie Slater and Walter Payton, and former Jacksonville Jaguars wide receiver Jimmy Smith. The Tigers ended their 2006 campaign with a 32-31 loss to rival Alcorn State November 18 at the Capital City Classic, finishing 6-5 under first-year coach Rick Comegy. Recently the tigers have a record of 7-4 and are the SWAC East Champions. They played Grambling, the SWAC west champions for the SWAC title and beat Grambling 42 - 31 in 2007 to finish the season as the SWAC champions.

The men's golf team has gained notoriety as it has become a SWAC powerhouse and perennial NCAA tournament participant under head coach Eddie Payton, older brother of Walter Payton.

tudent media

In addition, Jackson State also home to radio station WJSU-FM 88.5, playing jazz, gospel, news and public affairs programming. It also houses a low-powered television station, W23BC.

The J-Settes

The Prancing J-Settes is the official name of the Jackson State University dance line, an auxiliary group of the Jackson State University Marching Band. They perform technical dance routines. Also, the Prancing J-Settes have distinct march known as the "J-Sette March" and they are also known for the "Ramp Kick." Jasma Huddleston was captain in 2006, Shavonda A.K.A Socky in 2007, and Chloe is leading the way this year.

Notable alumni

External links

* [http://www.jsums.edu www.jsums.edu] -- Official web site
* [http://www.jsutigers.com www.jsutigers.com] -- Official athletics web site
* [http://www.jsuflash.com www.jsuflash.com] -- "The Blue & White Flash" student newspaper]
* [http://www.wjsu.org www.wjsu.org] WJSU-FM official site
* [http://tv23.jsums.edu/ tv23.jsums.edu] W23BC official site
* [http://sonicboomofthesouth.com sonicboomofthesouth.com] -- official Marching Band web site]
* [http://www.aaregistry.com/african_american_history/1660/Killings_at_Jackson_State_University Jackson State University Riots May 14, 1970 in response to the Kent State shootings leaving 2 dead and many wounded]

ee also

*Jackson State University Botanical Garden
*T. W. Josey High School
*Jackson State Tigers men's basketball
*Southern Heritage Classic


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