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March 20, 2018

Trip to The Newseum, Washington, D. C.

The Newseum, which opened in 2008, offers new insight into the news media and effects of the digital revolution. Its mission is to “promote, explain and defend free expression and the five freedoms of the First Amendment: religion, speech, press, assembly and petition.” In 2016 the Newseum was voted one of the top 25 museums in the U.S by Trip Advisor users. It offers onsite classes, workshops, and many educational programs for teachers and students. For more information, see  The cost of the trip and departure will be determined in the next few months.

April 11, 2018

Spring Faculty Luncheon

Festival Conference and Student Center Ballroom Festival Hall, 11:30 am

Our speaker will be Dr. Susan Halsell of the Biology Department (College of Science and Mathematics) who was the 2017 recipient of the Faculty Emeriti Association Legacy Grant. She will introduce us briefly to her research which focuses on negative stimuli to the central nervous system that can cause chronic pain. Originally scheduled for the Fall Luncheon, Susan’s talk was postponed because she will receive an award at her national convention in October. Congratulations to Susan!

June 1-7, 2018 (TBA)

Faculty Emeriti Scholar’s Lecture

Speaker to be determined

4-5:30 pm, The Ice House

Please forward your nominations (including self-nominations) to speak in this series to Kay Arthur, Program Chair, at If you have a subject to suggest, even without a speaker, please let me know. This popular series gives us the opportunity to learn interesting facts and stories from our expert JMU emeriti colleagues.


Lifelong Learning Institute

Various events and activities.

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