9th Annual MadRush Conference

9th Annual MadRush Conference

Saturday, 17 March 2018
Madison Union (Taylor Hall)
James Madison University
Harrisonburg, Virginia

MadRush features undergraduate research, digital projects, and writing – both academic and creative – by students across the Humanities and Social Science disciplines. Full program here.

General Schedule

Check-in, Madison Union 309: 8.30-9.30am

Session 1: 9.45-11.15am

Session 2: 11.30-1.00pm

Lunch Break: 1.00-2.00pm

Session 3: 2.15-3.45pm

Awards Presentation, Madison Union 405: 3.50pm

Each session features six panels, 4-5 students per panel.

Map and parking information can be found here.

MadRush Program.


Conference Attendees

Admission is free. Audience members may attend as many sessions as they wish. Breakfast and lunch available only to Conference Presenters who have paid the registration fee.


Conference Presenters

Registration: Remember to register for the conference here. Bring or send your $20 registration fee (includes continental breakfast and lunch) to Harrison Hall MSC 2105, 54 Bluestone Drive, Harrisonburg, VA 22807. Checks can be made out to JMU MADRUSH with participant’s name in the memo. Presenters are responsible for expenses incurred in attending the conference.

Format: Presentations should be 15-20 minutes in length (approx. 8-9 pages double-spaced); for panels with 5 presenters, plan for no more than 15 minutes per person. There will be time for audience questions at the end of each conference panel session. Presentations may include PowerPoint slides for visual support.


MadRush Best Paper Prizes
Winners will be announced at the end of the Conference, immediately after Session 3 (3.50pm), in Madison Union 405. First place: $100; Second place: $75; Third place: $50.

Selected proceedings from the conference, the MadRush Undergraduate Research Journal, will be available on this site.

PROCEEDINGS OF THE EIGHTH ANNUAL MADRUSH CONFERENCE: BEST PAPERS, SPRING 2017

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