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electronic addresses
  Generally all lower case; however, there are exceptions that require capitalization to work. Just like mailing addresses, you need
  to know and type in the exact address.

             madisonmag@jmu.edu
             www.jmu.edu/COB

em dash/en dash
    Use a space before and after an em dash within text.

             We expect a big crowd — if the weather is nice.


    Use an en dash without spaces to indicate the span of an academic year or when generally denoting the span between dates that
       do not include years.

             2008–09, 2009–10
             May 2–June 3

        Exception: When a date or year is preceded by the word "from" do not use an en dash, use "to".  May 2 to June 3

email
    No hyphen (2011 AP style change). Email is also acceptable as the plural usage.

emerita (female), emeritus (male), emeritae (female plural), emeriti (male plural, male and female plural)
    Often added to formal titles to denote that individuals who have retired retain their rank or title by action of the JMU Board of
    Visitors. Capitalize when used before the person's name as an official title; lowercase when used after the person's name.

         Professor Emeritus John Jones
         Jane Jones, dean emerita

en dash/em dash
    (JMU style) Use an em dash to denote the span between dates that include years.  Do not include spaces around the em dash
    in this usage.

              March 18, 2009 — May, 16, 2011

    Use a space before and after an em dash within text.

              We expect a big crowd — if the weather is nice.

    Use an en dash to indicate the span of an academic year, or when generally denoting the span between dates that do not
    include years.

             2008–09, 2009–10
             May 2 – June 3

             When a date or year is preceded by the word "from" do not use an en dash, use "to".
             May 2 to June 3

ensure, insure
    Use ensure to mean guarantee.  Use insure for references to insurance.

              Steps were taken to ensure accuracy. 
              The policy insures his life.

eponym
   James Madison is the eponym of James Madison University, not the namesake.

Equal Opportunity Employer
    The following is JMU's official statement.

        James Madison University does not discriminate on the basis of race, sex, color, national origin, religion, age, genetic
        information, sexual orientation, disability, veteran status, parental status, or political affiliation (in compliance with the
        Americans with Disabilities Act Amendments Act) with respect to all aspects of employment or admissions, or in
        connection with its programs or activities. Inquiries or requests for reasonable accommodation may be directed
        to the activity coordinator, the appropriate university office, or the Office of Equal Opportunity, JMU, Harrisonburg,
        VA 22807, (540) 568–6991.

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