faculty awards (JMU)
See JMU faculty awards
For a listing of faculty members, including their credentials, awards and academic units (teaching areas), see
http://www.jmu.edu/catalog/XX/general/faculty.html. Replace XX with the last two digits of the current academic
year. Refer to academic units when writing for accreditation purposes.
Family Weekend (formerly Parents Weekend)
Always capitalize. For current information, see the Family Weekend Web site.
Father of the Constitution
Uppercase. (Exception to AP Style) Refers to the eponym of James Madison University, James Madison, who was the
fourth president of the United States and generally is regarded as the Father of the U.S. Constitution.
Acceptable as a shortened version of facsimile or facsimile machine. Do not use as a verb; do not use all caps.
Your information may be sent by fax.
follow up (v.)
follow-up (n. and adj.)
Do not use footnotes when you create a document for public audiences. Incorporate the attribution into the text in a conversational
MadisonStyle does not encompass formal language for uses such as invitations. When preparing formal invitations,
select a formal language style guide and consistently follow it whenever the need for formal language arises.
• The following guides may be helpful:
Etiquette and Protocol: A Guide for Campus Events by April L. Harris (available through CASE bookstore)
Emily Post's Etiquette by Peggy Post
• Spell out amounts less than one in text, using hyphens between the words.
two-thirds, four-fifths, seven-sixteenths
• Use numerals for "precise" amounts larger than one, converting to decimals whenever practical.
freshman, freshmen (pl.)
full time, full-time
Hyphenate when used as a compound modifier.
She goes to school full time.
He is a full-time student.
One word construction in all uses