See academic calendar entry/
call up (v.)
call-up (n. and adj.)
One word, no hyphens in all uses
In general, avoid unnecessary capitalization. Capitalize nouns that constitute the unique identification for a specific person, place
John, Mary, America, Harrisonburg, Warren Hall
• Lowercase the common noun elements of names in all plural uses.
Duke, Warren, Zane Showker and Wilson halls
• Capitalize common nouns such as college, department and university when they are an integral part of the full name for a person
place or thing.
College of Business, Department of Biology, James Madison University, School of Music
• Lowercase these common nouns when they stand alone in subsequent references.
the college, the department, the school, the university, the valley
• On first reference, use the proper name for colleges, departments, schools, offices, etc.
The Office of the Academic Affairs is located in Alumnae Hall.
The Department of History offers the Master of Arts degree.
• On second reference, lowercase and use generic names.
The academic affairs office is located in Alumnae Hall.
The history department offers a master's degree.
Lowercase, spell out numbers less than 10; use a hyphen if the word is used as an adjective.
the first century, the 20th century, 17th-century literature
chairperson or chair
Lowercase, even when the title appears before a name, unless it appears with the full name of a company or JMU organization.
JMU Faculty Senate Chairperson Steve Garren said, "…
The committee chairperson Steve Garren reported …
• JMU communications and Web sites should designate JMU alumni's class years and JMU class names in the following styles:
Jane Seegar ('88) indicates an alumna earned an undergraduate degree.
Philip Bigler ('74, '76M) indicates an alumnus earned an undergraduate degree in 1974 and a master's in 1976.
Mark Warner ('77,'81M, '86Ed.S.) indicates an alumnus earned an undergraduate degree, master's and Ed.S.
Fred Hilton ('96M) indicates an alumnus earned a master's degree.
• JMU offers numerous doctoral programs. Designate alumni in the following style:
Jennifer Austen ('99Au.D.) for the Doctorate of Audiology
Jennifer Austen ('05Psy.D.) for the Doctorate in Clinical, School and Counseling Psychology
Jennifer Austen ('05Ph.D.) for the Doctorate in Communications Sciences and Disorders and/or the Doctorate in
Assessment and Measurement
Jeffrey Dickerson ('11P) indicates JMU parents are designated by their son or daughter's class year.
Mr. Dickerson is the parent of a student who is a member of the Class of 2011.
James Whitehall ('76, '09) indicates JMU alumnus is a member of the Class of 1976 and has a son or daughter who is a
member of the JMU Class of 2009.
Sandy Myerson ('80, '07P, '09P) indicates JMU alumna is a member of the Class of 1980 and has two children who
graduated from JMU.
Desmond Tutu ('08H) indicates Archbishop Emeritus Desmond Tutu received an Honorary Doctorate from JMU in 2008
Kirk Hammett ('88D.M.A.) indicates Kirk Hammett received his doctor of music degree.
Myrtle Granger ('12D.N.P.) indicates Myrtle Granger will receive her doctor of nursing practice degree in three years.
• Always capitalize the names of JMU classes.
Pat Wilson is the president of the Class of 1950.
The Class of 1960 Endowed Academic Scholarship is awarded annually.
Communication is the exchange of information between individuals by speaking, writing, or using a common system of signs or
behavior. Communications comprise the technology and systems used for sending and receiving messages, for example, postal,
telephone, radio,TV and the Internet. Communications also describes the tactics used to execute a marketing communication ,
strategy for example, advertising, PR, sales promotion or events.
The director was in regular communication with the president's office.
The department was reviewing its overall communications effort.
See titles of compositions and other works.
Use the full name of a course subject, not its abbreviation. For a complete listing of course subjects, see
www.jmu.edu/catalog/XX/general/degreeinfo.html#subj. Replace XX with the last two digits of the current academic year.
• Do not use courtesy titles such as Miss, Mr., Mrs. or Ms. There are certain situations (formal invitations, lists of donors or patrons,
or when referring to a husband and wife in text) when it may be unavoidable, such as:
Dr. and Mrs. Linwood H. Rose cordially invite you...
• Do not precede a name with a courtesy title for an academic degree and follow it with the abbreviation for the degree in the same
Pam Jones, Ph.D.
Dr. Pam Jones, a chemist