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Community members celebrate the November 2010 opening of the Explore More Discovery Museum.

“Explore More Discovery Museum is fortunate to work in partnership with both students and staff. Whether serving as guest experts or assisting with day-to-day operations and special events, our JMU volunteers are integral to the success of the museum.”

— Lisa Shull (’85, ’91M), Executive Director, Explore More Discovery Museum
The newly expanded museum opened November 2010 in downtown Harrisonburg. In addition to the hundreds of JMU students who volunteer, Shull says many JMU faculty and staff members also contribute their time and resources.

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JMU: Be the Change

Explore More Discovery Museum

JMU is a community committed to preparing students to be educated and enlightened citizens who lead productive and meaningful lives. As such, the university prepares its graduates to address the Commonwealth’s critical workforce needs.

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“We value our relationship and partnership with JMU in many capacities. Our division benefits from hosting JMU student teachers and education practicum students, and the coordination in place also allows us to offer dual enrollment courses in our schools, and in the regional Governor’s School.”

— Dr. Carol S. Fenn, Division Superintendent, Rockingham County Public Schools
Professional educators throughout the Commonwealth of Virginia also take advantage of professional development opportunities at JMU. In 2009-10, 1,709 Virginia teachers enrolled in courses through JMU’s Office of Outreach and Engagement.

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JMU: Office of Outreach and Engagement
JMU: Be the Change
Rockingham County Public Schools

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JMU's student teachers spend time in Rockingham Public Schools, experiencing the classroom atmosphere and getting hands-on experience working with students.

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