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Madison Experience
   Capitalize in all uses. Refers to the essential aspects of a JMU education from the perspective of those who have lived it, primarliy as a student, alumnus, parent, professor, staff member and donor, but also as a visitor. Nearly indefinable yet absolutely undeniable, the Madison Experience is better than ever. James Madison University continues many proud traditions since its founding in 1908. Even through tremendous transformations have taken place since 150 students walked a 50-acre campus in 1909, today's nearly 20,000 students learn and live on Madison's 600-plus acres and share many common experiences with their predecessors:
         •  welcoming professors who value teaching and have a commitment to student success
         •  a student-centered atmosphere
         •  a learning community that values hands-on learning and cross-disciplinary collaboration
         •  superior academics
         •  a beautiful campus
         •  an abundance of friendly people
         •  service to others in a true spirit of community
         •  they are intelligent, social and active people who care about the world

The Madison Quotient 
   Noun phrase. The JMU College of Business brand for its graduates. It represents a JMU CoB graduate who has earned a set of technical and interpersonal skills that allow the graduate to exhibit higher productivity, organizational fit and return on investment in the workforce. For the graduate and employer, the MQ represents a higher probability for success.
   Read more about the Madison Quotient in the CoB white paper.
   The Madison Quotient brand and MQ logo are trademarked. The MQ may be used for promotional purposes in
   conjunction with CoB graduates only and with the permission of the CoB. Contact Carrie Wood by e-mail at wood3cr@jmu.edu.

   For a complete listing of JMU undergraduate degree programs, see http://www.jmu.edu/catalog/XX/degree-information/degree-types.shtml. For a complete listing of JMU graduate degree programs, see https://www.jmu.edu/gradcatalog/XX/index.shtml. For both addresses, replace XX with the last two digits of the current academic year.

   Spell out and lowercase the word cents, using figures for amounts less than a dollar; use figures for amounts more than a dollar; drop the decimal and zeros if there are no cents.

         5 cents, 15 cents, 99 cents $1, $5.01, $10.50, $10    

   Always lowercase dollars.  Use figures and the $ sign in all except casual references or amounts without a figure. 

         The book cost $4.
         Dad, please give me a dollar.
         Dollars are flowing overseas.

   Use the $ sign and numerals up to two decimal places for amounts of $1 million or more.

         It is worth $4.35 million.
         It is worth exactly $4,351,242.75.
         He proposed a $300 billion budget.

   Amounts less than $1 million

         $4; $50; $500; $5,500, $550,000


   Always capitalize names of the months of the year. Abbreviate if used with a specific date; spell out if used alone or with a year alone. When a phrase lists only a month and year, do not separate the year with commas. When a phrase refers to a month, day and year, set off the year with commas.

         His birthday is Nov. 16.
         Nov. 16, 1988, is his birth date.
         His birthday is in November.

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