JMU Calendar of Events
December 18: Furious Flower Poetry Contest 2010:
The Furious Flower Poetry Center invites children ages 8-14 to submit poems for a Poetry Contest. Three poems will be selected and the winner will enjoy a horse-drawn carriage ride and have their poems posted on the FFPC website.
Our winner was “The Holiday Season” by Alexis Lincoln.MORE >
December 22: Parking Services Closed:
Parking Services will be closed Monday, December 22 - Friday, January 2. Normal office hours will resume Monday, January 5.MORE >
December 22: University Closed:
James Madison University will be closed December 22-January 2 for the Winter Holiday.
Please see the Official University Closings and Holiday Schedule for additional dates and frequently asked questions.MORE >
December 22: Holidays:
Dec. 22, 2014-Jan. 2, 2015
University closed.MORE >
December 24: Christmas Holiday:
The Office of Disability Services will be closed for Christmas from December 24th to the 31st.MORE >
December 24: "With Good Reason" Public Radio Program:
WMRA, 90.7 FM
Most of the chestnuts roasting on open fires this winter are from Europe or Asia, not America. In the early 1900s, American chestnut trees from Maine to Georgia were largely wiped out by blight. Dr. Heather P. Griscom, associate professor of biology at JMU, is helping to restore American chestnut trees and joins “With Good Reason” for a sampling of holiday chestnut treats.
Later in the show, Inman Majors, associate professor of English at JMU, shares his favorite holiday music and memories.MORE >
December 31: First Night Harrisonburg 2015:
The John C. Wells Planetarium at JMU is pleased to once again partner with First Night Harrisonburg VA to offer family-friendly activities on New Year’s Eve! We will offer 4 full dome shows every 30 mins beginning at 6pm!
6:00pm -- ONE WORLD ONE SKY: BIG BIRD'S ADVENTURE
6:30pm -- MAGIC TREE HOUSE: SPACE MISSION
7:00pm -- DYNAMIC EARTH
7:30pm -- BACK TO THE MOON... FOR GOOD!
For more information such as show description, to see the trailer, and to add your name to our mailing list, check http://www.jmu.edu/
Admission to the special planetarium shows requires the purchase of a First Night button that will be on sale at the door. First Night buttons are available for $6 in advance and $8 on the day of the event. Children under the age of 5 are admitted free of charge. The button serves as your admission pass that grants you access to every performance and every venue throughout the night. That’s more than 30 performances in 15 venues.
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