Hot take: enjoy these upcoming events on campus

Courtesy of Matt Reynolds/JSU

Whitney Ervin, Features Editor

Jacksonville State University is a very active and close-knit campus. It’s not difficult to find something to do between classes both on and off-campus with your peers. This coming up week is no different.

Throughout the next week, there’s no shortage of fun and educational events to attend. From gameday to taco Tuesday to a Hispanic coffee break, JSU and all of our hardworking organizations have you covered. Each of the events listed is free to all faculty and students. Take a little break and unwind with some of the events JSU has coming up. 

Saturday, September 18

  • SGA Tailgate @ 3:00 p.m.

 The SGA will be hosting the first tailgate of the season at Dillon Field. Join our SGA in supporting our Gamecocks as they get ready to take on UNA this Saturday. There’s no doubt this will be a good way for everyone to get excited for game day! 

  • Kick COVID Vaccine Clinic @ 3:30 p.m.

The Alabama Department of Public Health is hosting a vaccine clinic out of JSU Stadium in the east parking lot. Kick COVID is a new initiative by the ADPH to help encourage college students to get their vaccinations. 15 universities around the state are also taking part in this important program. Anyone who gets vaccinated at the ADPH vaccination tent will receive a $75 gift card to the campus bookstore. You can get your vaccine and your Gamecock gear. 

Monday, September 20

  • JSU Jazz Combos at Heirloom Taco @ 6-9 p.m.

The JSU Jazz Combos directed by Dr. Andy Nevala will be performing at Heirloom Taco on Monday night. Come out and support our Jazz Combos. There’s nothing better than music and tacos. 

Tuesday, September 21 

  • Taco Tuesday Escalation Event @ 4:30 p.m.

At the TMB auditorium, Jennifer Argo is sponsoring an event to help inform students about relationship abuse and the warning signs. Free tacos and important information will be provided to those who attend. 

Note: If you’re interested in this event make sure to register

  • Rick Bragg Reading @ 6 p.m.

Rick Bragg is a journalist and non-fiction author. His latest book will be launched at Ken and Jenny Howell auditorium in Merrill Hall. The doors will be open at 5 p.m. with the event starting at 6 p.m.. Pre-signed books will be available for purchase before and after the event. 

Wednesday, September 22

  • Coffee and Latin Bakery @ 2 p.m.

In honor of Hispanic Heritage Month, the Office of Diversity and Inclusion is sponsoring a coffee break hosted by the International House. Faculty and students are invited to come to taste authentic Hispanic regional coffees and learn more about Hispanic Heritage Month. Who doesn’t love coffee? 

Thursday, September 23

  • Geometric Aljamia: a Cultural Transliteration 5 – 7 p.m.

The Art and Design Department will be hosting the opening reception of Geometric Aljamia: a Cultural Transliteration at Hammond Hall. Geometric Aljamia: a Cultural Transliteration is a cross-cultural exhibit showcasing how the connection between the Middle East and the West during the Golden Age of Islamic Civilization is still relevant today. The exhibit features writers, artists, designers, and performers from Qatar, Afghanistan, United Arab Emirates, Canada, and the United States. 

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