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James Madison Week 2009

Reconnect to Madison and be in the 'Burg
March 16-20


Bigler Book Cover
The book, "Liberty & Learning, the Essential James Madison," by Phil Bigler, director of the James Madison Center, will be released during Madison Week. Read a chapter of the book, which can be purchased at the JMU Bookstore.

Monday, March 16

    * 11 a.m., Wreath laying at James Madison statue (Bluestone Drive), 1787 Society inductions and birthday cake. Parking: Warsaw Ave. Parking Deck.

    * "Liberty & Learning: The Essential James Madison" release: The book chronicling Madison's presidency was written by Phil Bigler ('74, '76M), director of the James Madison Center. A limited number of books will be distributed free at the wreath laying ceremony. Proceeds from the book will support the Donald Robertson Scholarship, offered annually by the James Madison Center in honor of James Madison's first teacher.

Tuesday, March 17

     * 1-4 p.m., C-SPAN Civics Bus. On the Quad in front of Wilson Hall. More information about the Civics Bus is available at http://www.c-span.org/schoolbus/index.asp.      Parking: Warsaw Ave. Parking Deck.

Wednesday, March 18

    * 8:30 a.m.-1:30 p.m., Madison Cup Debate preliminary rounds.

    * 11:15 a.m., JMU Scholarship and Endowment Luncheon. Ticketed event. Shuttle service for luncheon attendees will be provided from the Convo A lot.

    * 2:30 p.m., James Madison Day speaker Hunter Rawlings. Wilson Hall Auditorium. Parking: Warsaw Ave. Parking Deck.

    * 4 p.m., JMU physics Professor Bill Ingham talks about "Another Side of Little Jemmy: Science, Technology and Exploration in James Madison's World."
Room 159, ISAT/CS Building. Parking: D2 and C10 Lots off Carrier Drive.

    * 5 p.m., Madison Cup Debate final. Eighth annual James Madison Day Commemorative Debate and Citizenship Forum. JMU debaters and teams from the nation's top universities will debate the role of coal-based technologies to meet the United States' future energy needs. Wilson Hall Auditorium. Parking: Warsaw Ave. Parking Deck.

    * 10 p.m.-1 a.m., Tune in to WSVA 550 AM to hear radio personality Jim Bohannon interview special guests from James Madison Week including Phil Bigler of the James Madison Center and JMU physics Professor Bill Ingham.

Friday, March 20

    * 1:30 p.m., State Teachers of Promise Conference featuring Kathy Buckley, "America's First Hearing Impaired Comedienne." Memorial Hall Auditorium. Learn more about the State Teachers of Promise Conference at www.jmu.edu/milken/. Parking: Memorial Hall Parking Lots.