Noftsinger Celebration of Madison Scholarship
Thursday, May 10
Forbes Center for the Performing Arts Concert Hall
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The Celebration of Madison Scholarship was conceived by the Faculty Research Council as a means of showcasing the diverse scholarly activities of JMU’s academic community. In May of 2011, the Center for Faculty Innovation and the Faculty Research Council successfully launched the first Celebration of Madison Scholarship and brought together faculty members from across the academic disciplines to discuss their scholarly interests and explore ways to expand interdisciplinary collaboration. Hosted in the Forbes Center for Performing Arts, this event includes faculty performances, discussion of innovative ways to expand scholarship, and an opportunity to expand fellowship with colleagues from different departments. The event has been named in honor of the late Dr. John B. Noftsinger, Jr., who helped develop the first Celebration and was instrumental in advancing many aspects of research and scholarship at JMU. As Vice Provost for Research and Public Service, Dr. Noftsinger sought to foster collaboration and support faculty in their scholarly pursuits. The Noftsinger Celebration of Madison Scholarship serves as a small tribute to his legacy as a champion of scholarship at JMU.
- Voices of Scholarship & Faculty Performances
As part of the Celebration of Madison Scholarship, faculty members of the College of Visual and Performing Arts will both discuss and perform their work. In addition, a Voices of Scholarship component will feature select Madison Scholars, Madison Research Fellows, and the Provost Awardee for Research/Scholarship. This event will take place in the beautiful Forbes Center for the Performing Arts.
- Thursday, May 10 2:00-3:30 pm
- Click here for a full schedule of Voices of Scholarship and Faculty Performances
- Plenary - Leadership in Shakespeare: “For He’s a Spirit of Persuasion”
Shakespeare's characters have compelled audiences for over 400 years. In this lecture Ralph Alan Cohen will evaluate the rhetoric Shakespeare used as a means of persuasion and give the faculty insights into employing it in their classrooms and correspondence.
- Thursday, May 10 4:00-5:00 pm
- Reception, 5:00-7:00 pm
Ralph Alan Cohen, American Shakespeare Center
Miriam Donald Burrows, American Shakespeare Center
Benjamin Curns, American Shakespeare Center
Here is Ed Brantmeier with more on the Noftsinger Celebration of Madison Scholarship: