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We hear that our @JStateTigers made good impressions at their all-star games, both on and off the field. Facebook user Sharon Helton messaged us to say, "We met this amazing young man [Javancy Jones] at Shriners hospital for the East West game and I just wanted to say what a pleasure it was to watch him play with my 10 year old daughter Shayanne."

Tiger fans! Tomorrow, watch the @JStateTigers' own Cornelius Henderson compete in the NFLPA Collegiate Bowl!
The game airs at 3:15pm CST on Fox Sports 1.

Everyone! Check out the latest edition of The #JacksonianMag! It's packed with alumni-themed articles, pictures and videos.
The link is in our bio.

Tiger fans! Tomorrow, watch the @JStateTigers' own Javancy Jones compete in the East-West Shrine Game! The game airs on the NFL Network at 2pm CST.

ATTENTION ALL STUDENTS!

The university is scheduled to purge 15-week classes for students who have not completed registration for Spring 2017 semester on Monday, January 23, 2017. In addition to classes being purged, you will risk the loss of any Spring 2017 financial aid.

You can complete registration by contacting the Business office located on the second floor of B. F. Roberts Hall. They can be reached at (601) 979-0320.

#PeopleofJSU - "I want to be an art therapist. It's really just a psychologist who talks to people and helps them overcome their problems, through art. Art is like a language on its own.
In addition to being an art therapist, I also plan to be an architect and a graphic designer. I love to draw. I have been drawing since fifth grade. I draw everything - people, cartoons, superheroes. My nickname around Terry (Mississippi) was Batman. I like Batman because he, at a young age, lost his parents, and you just kind of guess that he’s about to have a terrible childhood. You think he’s about to grow up and be this horrible person - depressed and angry at whoever killed his parents. But, he actually grew up to be strong-willed and powerful. Despite not having any superpowers, he's still one of the most acknowledged heroes of all time. That’s inspiration for me." - LaJayla, freshman psychology major from Jackson, MS

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The 2016 Season is now up on our Sound Cloud. Be sure to subscribe and enjoy! The link is in our bio. -> Sonic Boom OTS
#SBotsMedia #LoveTheBoom

Everyone! Today, #FLOTUS #MichelleObama turned 53! Let's wish our fellow #JSU Tiger a happy birthday!

We're in the final days of the Ebony HBCU Queens online competition!
Remember to vote for Miss JSU, Destiney Lawrence, by clicking the link in our bio! You can vote up to 3 times in a 24 hour period.

Today, Jackson State University and the @MWalkerCenter hosted our 49th Annual Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. Birthday Convocation.
For photos from the event, visit our Facebook page. #DrKing #MLK #MLKDay

"Oh, deep in my heart, I do believe, We shall overcome someday." For more photos from today's #MLK Birthday Convocation, visit our Facebook page. www.facebook.com/jacksonstate #DrKing #MLKDay

Last week, #FLOTUS @MichelleObama gave her final speech as First Lady of the United States. And, on Tuesday, #POTUS @BarackObama delivered his farewell address.

The Jackson State University family is grateful to have hosted both on our campus. In March of 2008, during his presidential election campaign, senator Barack Obama spoke to a packed house at the JSU Athletics and Assembly Center. In April of 2016, thousands packed Mississippi Veterans Memorial Stadium to hear Michelle Obama address more than 800 JSU graduates during the Spring 2016 Commencement Ceremony. #ObamaFarewell

Tomorrow, Jackson State University will celebrate the 49th Annual Martin Luther King Jr. Convocation. The Convocation will begin at 10 a.m. in the Rose E. McCoy Auditorium.

Classes will be cancelled on that day between the hours of 9:30 a.m. and 1 p.m. to allow faculty, staff, and students the opportunity to attend the MLK Convocation activities.

Tonight, support the @JStateTigers women's and men's basketball teams as they take on Alcorn State in the Lee E. Williams AAC!

Tip-off for the women's game is scheduled for 5:30 p.m. Tip-off for the men's game is scheduled for 7:30 p.m. For ticket information, contact the JSU Athletics Ticket Office at 601-979-2420. #JSUMoreThanAGame

Photo cred: #WonderfulKaptures

Last week, #FLOTUS #MichelleObama gave her final speech as First Lady of the United States. And, tonight, #POTUS #BarackObama will deliver his farewell address.

The Jackson State University family is grateful to have hosted both on our campus. In March of 2008, during his presidential election campaign, senator Barack Obama spoke to a packed house at the JSU Athletics and Assembly Center. In April of 2016, thousands packed Mississippi Veterans Memorial Stadium to hear Michelle Obama address more than 800 JSU graduates during the Spring 2016 Commencement Ceremony. #ObamaFarewell

Everyone! There are only a few days left to vote for Miss JSU in Ebony Magazine's 2016-2017 HBCU Campus Queens online competition!

Vote for Miss JSU, Destiney Lawrence, by clicking the link in our profile. You can vote up to 3 times in a 24 hour period.

Have you seen @SmithsonianMagazine's article on the @SonicBoom_OTS? The link is in our profile!

It's the first day of class for this semester! Welcome back, Tigers! #TheeILove

Everyone! Due to weather conditions, TODAY'S basketball games against Alcorn have been postponed and will be played on WEDNESDAY, JANUARY 11th at 5:30p and 7:30p. #JSUMoreThanAGame #GoTigers

Everyone! Due to inclement weather today, all campuses of Jackson State University have suspended activities. University employees will be dismissed at noon today. Essential personnel, including administrators and food services, will report as usual.

For further updates, continue to monitor the university's social media and website: www.jsums.edu.
The campus will reopen and all regularly scheduled activities will resume on January 9th.

Awesome! The @SonicBoom_OTS has a featured article in the latest issue of the @SmithsonianMagazine!

Click the link in our profile to check out the article!

Everyone, Interim President Rod Paige will be speaking at the Mississippi Economic Council (MEC) Capital Day at the Jackson Marriott Hotel this morning. We're going to stream his speech live on the Jackson State University Facebook page. www.facebook.com/jacksonstate

In his speech, Dr. Paige will talk about the state of Jackson State University. The speech will begin soon. Tune in!

This Saturday, the @JStateTigers men's and women's basketball teams will have their first SWAC home games!

Join us in the Lee E. Williams AAC to watch the Lady Tigers and Tigers take on Alcorn on Saturday, January 7th. Tip-off for the women's game is scheduled for 3pm, and the men's game follows at 5:30pm. #JSUMoreThanAGame

Everyone! This Saturday, the @JStateTigers men's and women's basketball teams will have their first SWAC home games!

Join us in the Lee E. Williams AAC to watch the Lady Tigers and Tigers take on Alcorn on Saturday, January 7th. Tip-off for the women's game is scheduled for 3pm, and the men's game follows at 5:30pm. #JSUMoreThanAGame

Reminder! Vote for Miss JSU, Destiney Lawrence, in Ebony Magazine’s 2016-2017 HBCU Campus Queens online competition! You can vote up to 3 times in a 24 hour period.
The link is in our profile!

David "Wavee Dave" Chambers donned the Tiger suit for more than 20 years, until his health began to fail. In his last years, despite serious health challenges, he never failed to bring smiles to the faces of thousands of JSU fans. The beloved Tiger mascot died on December 21, 2006 following complications from a kidney disease.
Whether it was a former Baby Tiger or a brother of Kappa Alpha Psi Fraternity, Inc., of which David “Wavee Dave” Chambers was a member, the role of “Wavee Dave” has been passed down to other Jackson State University students who continue to follow in the trailblazing footsteps of David Chambers.

The Baby Tigers started with one baby tiger in 1990. In 1995, the Jackson State Baby Tigers were officially born with three dancers and later expanded to twenty-one members, who performed in rotation. In the early 2000’s, female Baby Tigers were added to the group. The group was designed to get the crowds engaged and excited. But, they also performed community service and were required to maintain no less than a B grade point average while maintaining a positive attitude.

David "Wavee Dave" Chambers felt that God blessed him with divine talent that made him unique. "It's a gift that He wants me to share with others," Chambers said in an interview for an edition of the JSU yearbook. "I can come to this field and put joy in the hearts of 60,000 people. God is spreading his joy through me."

Today marks 10 years since the JSU family lost David "Wavee Dave" Chambers, a 1988 Jackson State University graduate and the beloved JSU mascot for more than 20 years. Wavee Dave's legacy began in the early 1980’s as a devoted and true blue blood JSU student who wowed fans, thrilled children and inspired diehard spirit at football and basketball games as the JSU Tiger mascot.
Chambers felt that God blessed him with divine talent that made him unique. "It's a gift that He wants me to share with others," Chambers said in an interview for an edition of the JSU yearbook. "I can come to this field and put joy in the hearts of 60,000 people. God is spreading his joy through me." The Baby Tigers started with one baby tiger in 1990. In 1995, the Jackson State Baby Tigers were officially born with three dancers and later expanded to twenty-one members, who performed in rotation. In the early 2000’s, female Baby Tigers were added to the group. The group was designed to get the crowds engaged and excited. But, they also performed community service and were required to maintain no less than a B grade point average while maintaining a positive attitude.

Chambers donned the Tiger suit for more than 20 years, until his health began to fail. In his last years, despite serious health challenges, he never failed to bring smiles to the faces of thousands of JSU fans. The beloved Tiger mascot died on December 21, 2006 following complications from a kidney disease.

Whether it was a former Baby Tiger or a brother of Kappa Alpha Psi Fraternity, Inc., of which David “Wavee Dave” Chambers was a member, the role of “Wavee Dave” has been passed down to other Jackson State University students who continue to follow in the trailblazing footsteps of David Chambers.

The planned photo display will consist of breast cancer survivors. It will be called “The Beauty of Cancer,” which Gina Carter-Simmers calls a misnomer because “there’s nothing really beautiful about cancer because of the physical and mental scars it leaves,” she said. “The exhibit will showcase mastectomy scars by brave women who want to show them. You’ll see somebody’s tongue, feet or hands discolored from chemo; you’ll also see radiation burns,” said Carter-Simmers, who also endured many of these after-effects.

Ultimately, the reason behind the project is that she wants women to be “scared straight so that they will get regular mammograms and conduct self-exams every month.” With black women suffering a high mortality rate, she especially “doesn’t want what I’m going through to happen to my sister, my aunt, my grandmother.”

Gina Carter-Simmers has triple-negative breast cancer, which is generally more responsive to chemotherapy. This means the offending tumor is negative for estrogen, progesterone and human epidermal receptor 2 (HER2), which is a less invasive growth protein. Her isolated cancer was anchored in her lymph nodes and right breast, forcing her to undergo chemotherapy, radiation and a mastectomy.
When she thought her life was over, one of her doctors, a surgeon, told her not to be discouraged because she would be 100 percent cured. But he cautioned that “you’re in for the fight of your life for an entire year” – a prospect that left Carter-Simmers totally dismayed. Hoping to inspire his patient, the physician presented her with a crucifix and confessed that he was a survivor of kidney cancer.

After dropping 40 pounds from exercising, WJSU veteran broadcaster Gina Carter-Simmers revved up her car’s engine for a shopping spree for new clothes; however, a sudden call from her doctor suggesting she may have breast cancer brought her plans to a screeching halt.

On the other hand, it was a green light for the Jackson State University station general manager – with an aggressive form of Stage 3 cancer – to become the architect of an upcoming photo exhibit. An extraordinary museum showcase will depict the scars of current patients and survivors in the battle to beat cancer.

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