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October 2014

October 2: Reflect, Refine, Plan: Comprehensive Career Mapping, Part I:

Location: Rose Library 5211; light breakfast will be provided
Registration Closed

With so many demands on faculty energy and time, how do faculty develop a meaningful plan for career development that’s both comprehensive and flexible enough to accommodate the unexpected? This workshop introduces participants to the foundations of good career mapping: identifying key values, career commitments, and professional goals. (Part II, offered later this semester, will engage participants in practical exercises for making decisions and creating a multi-year career plan). Participants will leave with the key components of a statement of professional purpose or mission to guide career planning.

This workshop is designed to help faculty make progress towards the following outcomes:

  • Identify core professional values and/or commitments; and
  • Develop a clear statement of professional purpose.

Facilitator: Douglas Harrison, Ph.D., Department of English and Center for Faculty Innovation

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October 2: 7 Habits of Highly Effective People:

Location: Wine Price Building

Session: 5 of 8

Workshop Description: The objective of the Seven Habits of Highly Effective People is to empower people and organizations to significantly increase their performance capability as they work to achieve worthwhile purposes through understanding and living Principle-Centered Leadership. This program emphasizes the principles underlying the basic habits of highly effective people and aims to help individuals across a wide range of self-development levels enhance their personal and interpersonal effectiveness.

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October 2: Coffee and Conversations on Ethical Reasoning:

The Madison Collaborative provides the time, place, coffee, breakfast snacks, and a provocative prompt. You provide the questions and conversations. Join others who are using the 8KQ ethical reasoning strategy to learn from our corporate experience. Please RSVP to mc@jmu.edu by September 29.

Location: HHS 0014, basement level of the Health and Human Services building on east campus.

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October 2: Go Put Your Strengths To Work:

Location: Wine Price

Workshop Description: Fewer than a quarter of us play to our strengths. We spend a lot of time and effort on trying to improve our weak areas when, in reality, we should be leveraging our strengths. You have two options, continue working on your weaknesses or learn how to make the most of your strengths. It’s your choice.

In this workshop, participants will:

  • Learn why strengths are not “what you are good at” and weaknesses are not “what you are bad at”
  • Identify specific Strengths
  • Discuss obstacles that prevent people from playing out their strengths
  • Learn how to overcome obstacles
  • Determine actions that can be taken to leverage your Strengths
  • Leverage the Strengths of others

This workshop is based on the book Go Put Your Strengths to Work by Marcus Buckingham.

Presented by: Raymond Brown, Jr., Professional Development Specialist and Michael R. McCleve, Associate Director, Dux Center

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October 2: Go Put Your Strengths To Work:

Location: Wine Price

Workshop Description: Fewer than a quarter of us play to our strengths. We spend a lot of time and effort on trying to improve our weak areas when, in reality, we should be leveraging our strengths. You have two options, continue working on your weaknesses or learn how to make the most of your strengths. It’s your choice.

In this workshop, participants will:

  • Learn why strengths are not “what you are good at” and weaknesses are not “what you are bad at”
  • Identify specific Strengths
  • Discuss obstacles that prevent people from playing out their strengths
  • Learn how to overcome obstacles
  • Determine actions that can be taken to leverage your Strengths
  • Leverage the Strengths of others

This workshop is based on the book Go Put Your Strengths to Work by Marcus Buckingham.

Presented by: Raymond Brown, Jr., Professional Development Specialist and Michael R. McCleve, Associate Director, Dux Center

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October 2: Roanoke Program Open House: Perspective students are invited to attend and learn more about the MPA program that is offered at the Roanoke Higher Education Center.  Applications are currently being accepted for the next cohort that will begin in May 2015. MORE >


October 2: Grammar Hour:

Location: SSC 1160 (in the Learning Centers Suite of the Student Success Center)

Be clear with better grammar.

Each week, spend one hour with Madeline to have all your grammar questions answered. Additionally, each week we will cover one grammar point, such as:

  • passive and active voice
  • perfect tenses
  • using tenses appropriately

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October 2: Galaxy Collisions, Starbursts and Giant Black Holes:

Galaxy Collisions, Starbursts and Giant Black Holes

Thursday, Oct. 2, 2014, 7 p.m., Wilson Hall

Dr. Aaron Evans, Department of Astronomy, University of Virginia 

One of the major discoveries in the 1980s was the discovery of a population of "infrared bright" galaxies. These galaxies, which had not been identified in visible-light surveys of the sky, turned out to be pairs of galaxy in the process of smashing into each other. This talk summarizes the ways in which modern ground- and space-based telescopes have been used to uncover the prodigious star formation and giant black hole activity at the hearts of these infrared galaxies triggered by these collisions.  

Please SHARE on Social Media!

https://www.facebook.com/events/359326290892415/

https://twitter.com/JMUPlanetarium/status/515245964349952000

Galaxy Collisions, Starbursts and Giant Black Holes

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October 2: JMU Brass Band:

The JMU Brass Band is the university’s premier brass ensemble. Directed by professor of music Kevin Stees, it is one of only a few collegiate brass bands in the United States.

For tickets and further information, visit http://www.jmu.edu/forbescenter/events/2014/10/02-brass-band.shtml

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October 3: Scholarly Writers' Lockdown: Location: Rose Library 3311

Register Here


Writers' Lockdowns encourage faculty writers to dive into projects with concentrated time and effort. Held on Monday afternoons and Friday mornings, these mini-lockdowns will help create a regular writing pattern during the academic year. Peace of mind provided -- faculty writers provide the words.  Coffee is available for purchase at Starbucks.

Note: Consultations must be requested in advance by emailing cfi@jmu.edu

This lockdown is designed to help faculty make progress towards the following outcomes:

  • Practice the integration of writing as aspect of career; and
  • Increase a sense of belonging to a writing community.
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October 3: JMU Mail Service Overview, Managing Department & Building Keys Development:

Location: Wine Price

Workshop Description: You have a critical piece of mail to go out; you put it in an Inter-Office Mail envelope, add the MSC code and drop it in the plastic mail bin, certain that it will get where you need it to go. However, with a campus as large as JMU, with all of the outlying areas and offices, HOW DO THEY DO IT? Learn the tips and “tricks of the trade” along with special services that Mail Services can provide your department.

Managing Department and Building Keys can be confusing and cumbersome; however, it is one of the most essential duties on campus! Come get a “lock” on the “key” facets of this important topic. Participants will learn about the mechanics and safeguards to keep in mind while the custodian of JMU keys.

Presented by: Tina Custer, Customer Operations Manager with Pitney-Bowes and Robert Hoyle, JMU Lockshop Supervisor

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October 3: JMU Mail Service Overview, Managing Department & Building Keys Development:

Location: Wine Price

Workshop Description: You have a critical piece of mail to go out; you put it in an Inter-Office Mail envelope, add the MSC code and drop it in the plastic mail bin, certain that it will get where you need it to go. However, with a campus as large as JMU, with all of the outlying areas and offices, HOW DO THEY DO IT? Learn the tips and “tricks of the trade” along with special services that Mail Services can provide your department.

Managing Department and Building Keys can be confusing and cumbersome; however, it is one of the most essential duties on campus! Come get a “lock” on the “key” facets of this important topic. Participants will learn about the mechanics and safeguards to keep in mind while the custodian of JMU keys.

Presented by: Tina Custer, Customer Operations Manager with Pitney-Bowes and Robert Hoyle, JMU Lockshop Supervisor

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October 3: Basic Finance & Budgeting: Getting Your Financial Ducks in a Row:

Location: Wine Price

Session: 1 of 4

Workshop Description: This workshop is designed to help you understand and evaluate your values and behaviors as they pertain to spending and budgeting; develop an effective personal budget to assist you in meeting your goals; learn methods to debt reduction; understand investing fundamentals; design effective strategies to meet your investment objectives, take appropriate risks, and understand the financial tools available to you both inside and outside of JMU.

This Multi-Session workshop will include:

  • Session 1: Values and Behaviors Pertaining to Spending and Budgeting
  • Session 2: Savings Part 1 (Goals and basic investing fundamentals)
  • Session 3: Zero-based Budgeting and Debt Reduction
  • Session 4: Savings Part 2

Presented by: Brad Barnett, Senior Associate Director, Financial Aid Office and Stephan Hess, CFP, Hess Financial

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October 3: Seminar: Maternal effects contribute to adaptive evolution:

"Maternal effects contribute to adaptive evolution: the cascading effects of phenology"

Laura Galloway, Ph.D.
Evolutionary Biologist and Department Chair
Department of Biology, University of Virginia

Bioscience 1007

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October 3: Reflect, Refine, Plan: Comprehensive Career Mapping, Part I:

Location: Student Success Center 1075; lunch will be provided

Register Here


With so many demands on faculty energy and time, how do faculty develop a meaningful plan for career development that’s both comprehensive and flexible enough to accommodate the unexpected? This workshop introduces participants to the foundations of good career mapping: identifying key values, career commitments, and professional goals. (Part II, offered later this semester, will engage participants in practical exercises for making decisions and creating a multi-year career plan). Participants will leave with the key components of a statement of professional purpose or mission to guide career planning.

This workshop is designed to help faculty make progress towards the following outcomes:

  • Identify core professional values and/or commitments; and
  • Develop a clear statement of professional purpose.

Facilitator: Douglas Harrison, Ph.D., Department of English and Center for Faculty Innovation

MORE >


October 3: Core Introduction to the Eight Key Questions Workshop:

We cordially invite you to attend a workshop on the Eight Key Questions, The Madison Collaborative ethical reasoning framework on Friday, October 3rd, 1:00pm-4:00pm, Student Success Center, Room 4043.  In this workshop you will learn more about the origins and nuances of this inquiry-based process and apply the Eight Key Questions in an interactive, discussion-based small group format. After your participation in this workshop and based on your level of interest, we welcome your deeper involvement with The Madison Collaborative and efforts to educate students in ethical reasoning. Please RSVP to mc@jmu.edu by September 29th.  

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October 3: Gale McNeeley Movement Theatre Master Class:

JMU Dance Program Master Class 2014
Where: Earlynn J. Miller Dance Theatre - 1270
All theatre and dance majors welcome, especially non-contemporary classes!
 
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October 3: JIN Lecturer and Nobel Laureate: Eric Maskin: Friday, October 3, 2014 | 1:30-2:30 p.m. | Zane Showker G005: Eric Maskin from Harvard University will be giving a lecture called "Elections and Strategic Voting: Condorcet and Borda." For information about Eric Maskin, please visit http://scholar.harvard.edu/maskin/home. MORE >


October 3: The General Education Student Conference: This event recognizes the essential role of General Education: The Human Community in providing JMU undergraduates with a quality liberal education. The general education program serves as the core curriculum of the university, comprising about one-third of every undergraduate’s degree regardless of major. At the conference, held annually on the Friday of Family Weekend, participants give formal, academic presentations designed to showcase the high quality work that occurs in introductory classes. Students must be nominated by their professors in order to participate, and those accepted partner with their faculty sponsors to craft polished conference sessions. To further celebrate, the event concludes with a gala banquet that features a keynote address by the program’s Distinguished Teaching Award recipient. MORE >


October 3: global connections:

Location: Hoffman Hall Lounge

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Come join the international community to mingle and relax over some free tea and coffee!

This event, which is held every Friday from 3-5pm, is a perfect way to unwind after a stressful week.

Help us spread the news about this event by downloading our event flyer.

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October 3: opt:

Location: oIP Conference Room (Suite 22)

OPT Session flyer

Optional Practical Training (OPT) is temporary employment that is directly related to your major field of study. If you want to work off-campus as an F-1 student, one way to do so is to be approved for OPT. 

Come learn more about it and how to apply.

Help us spread the news about this event by downloading our event flyer.

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October 3: Dr. Yanjie Zhang, JMU:

In ISAT 159
 

Come hear Dr. Yanjie Zhang from the Department of Chemistry and Biochemistry at James Madison University

Title: Research in the Zhang Laboratory-Thermodynamics in Interdisciplinary Studies

Please vist our seminar site for a full list of future seminars.

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October 3: Gale McNeeley presents "Archy and Mehitabel":

Gale McNeeley presents his one-man show Archy and Mehitabel. 

Friday, October 3rd, Studio Theatre

Free Admission

Original interpretations of newspaperman and humorist Don Marquis' classic tales of a cynical cockroach (Archy, a poet in a previous life) and an irreverent alley cat (Mehitabel, Cleopatra in one of her prior lives) as they muse about society in the early 1900s.

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October 3: A.A.:

Oct. 3 | 8-9pm | Burruss Hall 232

Alcoholics Anonymous open, young persons' meeting is Friday nights, 8pm, Burruss Hall, room 232.

There is a bus stop across Mason Street at Miller Hall and parking is available that evening at JMU in the regular, "lined" parking spaces (no metered spaces, no reserved spaces, no fire lanes).

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October 4: Jazz 4 Justice:

Featuring the JMU Jazz Ensemble and Faculty

Take a walk down memory lane with hits from the big-band swing era. This annual concert features JMU’s Jazz Ensemble directed by Dr. Chuck Dotas, as well as award-winning faculty members and a special guest conductor. Musicians of all levels are encouraged to bring their instruments and join in a post-concert jam session in the Grand Lobby. This concert is in cooperation with Virginia State Bar’s Diversity Conference and benefits the Diversity Conference, Blue Ridge Legal Services, Inc. and JMU’s School of Music scholarships.

For tickets and further information, visit http://www.jmu.edu/forbescenter/events/2014/10/04-jazz-justice.shtml

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October 6: Scholarly Writers' Lockdown: Location: Rose Library 3311

Register Here


Writers' Lockdowns encourage faculty writers to dive into projects with concentrated time and effort. Held on Monday afternoons and Friday mornings, these mini-lockdowns will help create a regular writing pattern during the academic year. Peace of mind provided -- faculty writers provide the words.  Coffee is available for purchase at Starbucks.

Note: Consultations must be requested in advance by emailing cfi@jmu.edu

This lockdown is designed to help faculty make progress towards the following outcomes:

  • Practice the integration of writing as aspect of career; and
  • Increase a sense of belonging to a writing community.
MORE >


October 6: Conference Presentations Workshop:

On Monday October 6, 2014 at 6pm in Student Success Center Assembly Rroom, The Communication Center offers a workshop designed to help you improve your conference presentation. Whether you are preparing for your first conference or a veteran conference presenter, faculty and tutors offer tips and strategies for giving the best conference presentations.  - See more at: http://www.jmu.edu/events/commcenter/2014/10/06-conference-presentations-workshop.shtml#sthash.rzVkFDB0.dpuf

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October 6: Conference Presentations Workshop: On Monday October 6, 2014 at 6pm in Student Success Center Assembly Rroom, The Communication Center offers a workshop designed to help you improve your conference presentation. Whether you are preparing for your first conference or a veteran conference presenter, faculty and tutors offer tips and strategies for giving the best conference presentations.  MORE >


October 6: Information sessions on Northern Ireland Teaching Practicum May 2015:

Join us in Memorial Hall at Java City! Beginning at 7pm, this session will give students a chance to hear more about the trip: four weeks spanning mid-May to mid-June.

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October 6: Common Ground:

Oct. 6 | 8-9pm | Warren Hall 403

What do we have in common? More than we think!

Common Ground is a group program for JMU students who want to explore, evaluate, or have questions about the role of alcohol, tobacco, and other drugs in their life. 

It is a free, confidential, non-judgmental opportunity to connect with and engage in conversations with other students who have similar understanding and experiences with substances.

Common Ground meets Mondays in Warren Hall Room 403 from 8-9pm. Students can join at any point in the semester, and there is no minimum commitment for attendance.

Please contact the group facilitator Heidi Jordan in the University Health Center with any questions.

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October 7: Multilingual Writers' Community Studio Session:

Location: Room 1160 of the Learning Centers in the new Student Success Center (1st floor).

Writing is like running, only practice will help you improve.

Weekly writing practice gives you a chance to consistently develop your skills.

  • We meet in a small group.
  • You don’t need to bring an assignment to work on, but you can if you want.
  • Please bring a laptop or notebook with you.
  • Each week, you decide what aspect of writing to work on.
  • If you choose, you may publish your work on the blog to document your progress, show friends and family at home, and to share with other writers.
  • There are no grades.
  • There is a professional, Kristen Shrewsbury, at every meeting to offer guidance if you want it.
  • People typically make friends here.
  • You do not need to commit to attend every week, though regular practice will show the greatest results.
  • We welcome all English proficiency levels, all native languages, and all writing abilities.
  • We would love for you to join us!
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October 7: Economics Seminar Series: Thomas M. Humphrey: Tuesday, October 7, 2014 | 4:00 p.m. | Zane Showker Hall, Room 622: Thomas M. Humphrey from the Richmond Reserve Federal Bank is visiting the College of Business. His lecture is entitled "Arresting Financial Crises: The Fed versus the Classicals." MORE >


October 7: English Conversation Club:

Location: Suite 1160 in the Student Success Center (Enter the Learning Centers on the 1st floor)

Gain confidence speaking English.

Join Adam and fellow JMU students for conversation in a small group and a low pressure, fun environment. In English Conversation Club you can:

  • Learn vocabulary
  • Try out new language
  • Talk with new people
  • Speak without pressure

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October 7: Body Image & Self-Acceptance Workshop:

Oct. 7 | 7pm | HHS 1209

How do you feel about your body? Are you self-critical or do you accept yourself as you are? Or do you rely on other people to assure you of your physical desirability and worthiness of love?

This workshop will focus on body image and self-acceptance and is facilitated by the Counseling Center Program Assistants.

This event is limited to 55 participants, so arrive early. It is co-sponsored by the University Health Center, Counseling Center, REACH, Operation Beautiful, and Fraternity and Sorority Life.

This workshop is part of Fat Talk Free Month. Change the way you think and speak about your body. Change the conversation. End fat talk.

Contact UHC Health Educator Veronica Jones for more information.

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October 7: Gone Missing:

Written by Steve Cosson from interviews by the Civilians
Music and Lyrics by Michael Friedman

Gone Missing, dubbed "a cunningly constructed show" by The New York Times, is a wry and whimsical documentary musical about things that go missing: keys, personal identification, a Gucci pump, or one’s mind. It was conceived in 2003 by the Civilians, an acclaimed investigative theatre company in New York City, from man-on-the-street interviews. 

Contains adult content.

For tickets and further information, visit http://www.jmu.edu/forbescenter/events/2014/10/07-gone-missing.shtml

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October 8: Pre-Retirement Planning:

Location: Wine Price

Session: 1 of 2

Workshop Description: Do you have questions about retirement? If so, this session will help answer some of those. Although this program is open to anyone, it will be most helpful to those who are 50 years of age or older or are within 5 years of retirement. This program is designed to be a comprehensive introduction to important issues and concepts that every pre-retiree should become familiar with.

Topics include:

  • Understanding retirement income needs
  • Understanding your JMU retirement benefits
  • Selecting appropriate withdrawal rates. Inflation and longevity
  • Estate planning and the transfer of assets
  • Addressing end of life health concerns. And much more

Presented by: Stephan Hess, CFP, Hess Financial

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October 8: Community Service-Learning:

Come visit the Community Service-Learning suite to find out how you could make an impact on our local, national, or global community through meaningful service experiences.

We're located on the 2nd floor of the Student Success Center.

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October 8: Grant Writing 101 : Just the Basics:

Location: Rose Library 5211; lunch will be provided at noon.

Register Here


Interested in writing a successful grant?  Learn the basics of grant writing in this workshop.  Using a logic model to guide attendees through the process of grant writing, an ultimate goal is to help faculty outline a successful grant proposal. The logic model will enable attendees to think through the value propositions, project objectives and goals, key project activities, resources, budget details, and a dissemination plan. Whether going after a thousand dollar or hundred thousand dollar grant, participants will find value for developing a proposal in this workshop. 

This workshop is designed to help faculty make progress towards the following outcomes:

  • Learn the basics of grant writing and grant review procedures;

  • Use a logic model to outline a grant proposal; and

  • Gain tips for successful proposal writing.

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October 8: Visiting Scholars Program Lecturer Andrew Morris-Singer:

6:30 p.m.
Andrew Morris-SingerRoom 2301, Health and Human Services Building

Andrew Morris-Singer, physician; instructor, Harvard Medical School; president and principal founder, Primary Care Progress, presents “Revitalizing Primary Care: All Hands on Deck.”

http://primarycareprogress.org/morris-singerbio

Sponsored by the College of Arts and Letters. For information, call (540) 568-6472. Free.

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October 9: 7 Habits of Highly Effective People:

Location: Wine Price Building

Session: 6 of 8

Workshop Description: The objective of the Seven Habits of Highly Effective People is to empower people and organizations to significantly increase their performance capability as they work to achieve worthwhile purposes through understanding and living Principle-Centered Leadership. This program emphasizes the principles underlying the basic habits of highly effective people and aims to help individuals across a wide range of self-development levels enhance their personal and interpersonal effectiveness.

MORE >


October 9: Making a Useable Budget & Getting Out of Debt:

Location: Festival Conference and Student Center, Ballroom A

Session Description: Have you ever felt like there was too much month left at the end of the money? Do you have debt that you wish you could dump? If so, you are not alone. In fact, the Wall Street Journal reported that 70% of Americans live paycheck to paycheck. This two-hour interactive class will guide participants in developing a budget (case study provided), discuss the issues that go into creating and maintaining a usable budget, review societal shifts that have gotten us to this point, and give you some techniques to help eliminate your debt. Oh yea…and you will have fun doing it!!

Presented by: Brad Barnett, JMU, Financial Aid & Scholarships

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October 9: Identity Theft - Who's Got Your Number?:

Location: Festival Conference and Student Center, Ballroom C

Session Description: Learn valuable tips on how to protect your Social Security number from fraud, become skilled at spotting phony phishing attacks in your inbox, learn how to shop safely online, and know what to do if you're a victim of fraud.

Presented by: CommonWealth One Federal Credit Union

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October 9: 457 Accounts and the VRS Hybrid Plan:

Location: Festival Conference and Student Center, Ballroom B

Session Description: Learn the ABC’s of the 457 account and the Hybrid Plan, including retirement basics and investing. Learn of employer matching monies to ensure that you are getting the most out of your money.

Presented by: Steven McGregor, ICMA-RC

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October 9: Blood Drive:

12:30-5 p.m.
Room 2018, Health and Human Services Building

Students in the master’s degree in physician assistant studies program sponsor a blood drive for Virginia Blood Services as part of National Physician Assistant Week.

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October 9: Investments 101:

Location:  Festival Conference and Student Center, Ballroom B

Session Description: Learn about the different types of investments (i.e., stocks, bonds, mutual funds) and how a little common sense will go a long way in managing—and enhancing—your wealth.

Presented by: Stephen Krech, Ameriprise

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October 9: Health Insurance - What to Expect with Retirement:

Location: Festival Conference and Student Center, Ballroom C

Session Description: Health insurance is a huge consideration when contemplating retirement. Learn what happens to your health insurance upon retirement, including costs, current programs including Medicare, and policies concerning the State health benefits program.

Presented by: Susan Jones, Department of Human Resource Management

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October 9: Wealth, Innovation and DiversityDisplay Name:

Location: Wine Price

Workshop Description: History has shown that there is a direct correlation between diversity and innovation and between innovation and wealth. By explaining this connection, the Wealth, Innovation and Diversity workshop will help leaders see that tapping into the strengths of a diverse workgroup is essential to organizational success.

In this workshop, participants will experience and learn:

  • A new understanding of the value of diversity
  • The connection diversity has to innovation and wealth
  • What mutualism is and why it is so important to our future
  • Why diversity is a natural and vital part of our universe

Presented by: Raymond Brown, Jr., Professional Development Specialist

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October 9: Cascade Phase 1 and 2 Combined Training:

This training is a combined Phase 1 and Phase 2 training. 

Phase I will go over the philosophy of the new web publishing system, Cascade. Phase 1 training is required to progress to Phase 2 technical training.

Phase II is a basic technical training for Cascade that will train users to enter content via content types (mainly news, events, stories and images) into Cascade and expose them to the basic fundamentals of using Cascade to publish their website. Phase II is recommended for Content Publishers who will actually be doing publishing of content into Cascade.

Enroll through MyMadison class number IT579.

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October 9: The Importance of Your Credit Score:

Course #TD1927

Location: Festival Conference and Student Center, Ballroom C

Session Description: Learn how to build, manage, and maintain a great credit score.

Presented by: Thomas Katovsich, Virginia Credit Union

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October 9: What You Need to Know about Social Security:

Course #TD1928

Location: Festival Conference and Student Center, Ballroom C

Session Description: Review the basic social security program, considerations regarding the future of Social Security, and a question-and-answer session.

Presented by: Dena Collett, Social Security Administration

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October 9: 403(b), Roth 403(b) and Roth IRAs - Making Your Money Work For You:

Location: Festival Conference and Student Center, Ballroom B

Session Description: Learn the difference between pre-tax and after-tax accounts, limits, and which account offers the most advantages to you and why.

Presented by: Sean Lankard, VALIC

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October 9: Estate Planning:

Location: Festival Conference and Student Center, Ballroom B

Session Description: Discuss the importance of estate planning, such as having a Will, a Power of Attorney, and an Advanced Medical Directive.

Presented by: Phil Stone Jr.

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October 9: 529 College Savings Plans:

Location: Festival Conference and Student Center, Ballroom C

Session Description: Learn the options that are available to plan for the future expenses of higher education. Discuss the differences in the plans and which plan may be best for your situation.

Presented by: Becky Robinsion, Virginia College Savings Plans

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October 9: Long-Term Care:

Location: Festival Conference and Student Center, Ballroom C

Session Description: Explore the purpose of long-term care of the growing statistics supporting the need for this benefit. Discover what long-term benefits are available to you as a State employee.

Presented by: Julie Byers, JMU, Human Resources

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October 9: Grammar Hour:

Location: SSC 1160 (in the Learning Centers Suite of the Student Success Center)

Be clear with better grammar.

Each week, spend one hour with Madeline to have all your grammar questions answered. Additionally, each week we will cover one grammar point, such as:

  • passive and active voice
  • perfect tenses
  • using tenses appropriately
MORE >


October 10: Coming Out Day:

October 11 is National Coming Out Day to celebrate coming out as lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender, queer (LGBTQ), or as an ally.

The JMU LGBT & Ally Education Program will have an informational table on the Commons from 11am-2pm on Oct. 10.

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October 10: JMU Family Weekend: MORE >


October 10: 10-harrisonburg-and-rockingham-bike-walk-summit:

For Immediate Release
CSPDC Contact: Bonnie S. Riedesel, (540) 885-5174, bonnie@cspdc.org
Kevin McDermott, (540) 885-5174, kevin@cspdc.org

3rd Annual Harrisonburg & Rockingham Bike-Walk Summit Set Agenda will highlight “The Benefits of Bicycling and Walking Tourism”

STAUNTON (September 15, 2014) — The Shenandoah Valley Bicycle Coalition (SVBC) and the Harrisonburg-Rockingham Metropolitan Planning Organization (HRMPO), in partnership with the City of Harrisonburg and Rockingham County will conduct the 2014 Harrisonburg & Rockingham Bike-Walk Summit from 8:00 am to 2:30 pm on October 10, 2014, on the James Madison University (JMU) campus.
Each year the Bike-Walk Summit brings together a broad range of partners who are working to make Harrisonburg and Rockingham County a great biking and walking community to live in and visit. This year the summit will focus on bicycle tourism and feature a keynote address from Ginny Sullivan, Director of Travel Initiatives for the Adventure Cycling Association.

Harrisonburg Vice-Mayor Charles Chenault talks about the value of the Summit: “Biking of all sorts has become a mainstay of our local tourism industry and again another major component for leading healthy lives. The Summit allows us to gain knowledge from our stakeholders as well as experts from outside our area to help us move forward by effectively leveraging our funds and keeping these pursuits as safe as possible.” The JMU Bike and Pedestrian Committee and the Office of Community Service-Learning are event co-hosts.


The summit will begin with a social breakfast for attendees, and include a networking lunch. In addition to the keynote address on "The Benefits of Bicycling and Walking Tourism" from Ms.
Sullivan there will be a welcome address from JMU President Jon Alger. A Year in Review presentation will showcase the many accomplishments related to bicycling and walking in the
region in the past year. Throughout the day there will be interactive sessions designed and facilitated by JMU's Insitute for Constructive Advocacy and Dialogue (ICAD) that focus on assessing the bicycling and walking culture of the region, generating ideas for the community based on what we learn about bicycle and walking tourism, and developing priorities, setting goals, and planning to accomplish those goals. A summit social will follow at Ruby’s Lounge (Clementine Café Basement.)

Please contact Kevin McDermott at kevin@cspdc.org, or 540-885-5174 for additional information on the event.
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October 10: Colin Mochrie & Brad Sherwood: Two Man Group:

Colin Mochrie and Brad Sherwood, stars of the Emmy-nominated Who’s Line Is It Anyway?, have teamed up to present an evening of extraordinary improvisational comedy. Using their quick wit, Colin and Brad take contributions from the audience to create hilarious and original scenes, just like a live version of Who’s Line!

This show is improvised.  The performers do not control audience suggestions.  Parental discretion advised.

For tickets and further information, visit http://www.jmu.edu/forbescenter/events/2014/10/10-colin-and-brad.shtml

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October 10: Scholarly Writers' Lockdown: Location: Rose Library 3311

Register Here


Writers' Lockdowns encourage faculty writers to dive into projects with concentrated time and effort. Held on Monday afternoons and Friday mornings, these mini-lockdowns will help create a regular writing pattern during the academic year. Peace of mind provided -- faculty writers provide the words.  Coffee is available for purchase at Starbucks.

Note: Consultations must be requested in advance by emailing cfi@jmu.edu

This lockdown is designed to help faculty make progress towards the following outcomes:

  • Practice the integration of writing as aspect of career; and
  • Increase a sense of belonging to a writing community.
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October 10: Science on a Sphere Open House:

Memorial Hall 5110B

Experience JMU's Science on a Sphere® Theater, a captivating illustration of our complex and interconnected world at this open house event. Researchers at the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA) originally developed Science on a Sphere® (SoS)  as an educational tool to help illustrate Earth System science to the general public.

This program is part of a larger programming effort for A Book for the 'Burg, a new community reading experience. The event is free of charge, open to the public, and does not require participants to have read the book.

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October 10: Community Emergency Response Team (CERT) II :

Location: Wine Price

Series: 2 of 2

Session:  1 of 8

Series Description: In the level II CERT Training participants will build on their basic training with classes such as search and rescue, animal response modules, flood response for CERT and more. There is more opportunity to interact with firefighters, police and emergency communications. This class is a must for all who want a more active role in emergency preparedness projects in their community.

Presented by: Captain Arthur Miller; Lieutenant Wanda Willis and Paul Helmuth of the Harrisonburg Fire Department; Jetta Earhart, Harrisonburg Police Animal Control Officer; Lieutenant Karen Will of the Rockingham County Department of Fire and Rescue; Tony Brown, Fire/Safety Engineer at JMU; and Kevin Lanoue, Crime Analyst/Emergency Management Specialist at JMU

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October 10: Seminar: Genetics of Alcohol-Related Behavior:

"Investigating the genetics of alcohol-related behavior in the Drosophila model"

Mike Grotewiel, Ph.D.
Associate Professor and Director of Admissions
Department of Human and Molecular Genetics
CU Alcohol Research Center
Virginia Commonwealth University

Bioscience 1007

Abstract

Alcohol use disorders (AUDs) such as alcohol abuse are serious health challenges. Despite a large hereditary component to AUDs, few genes have been unambiguously implicated in their etiology. The fruit fly, Drosophila melanogaster, is a powerful model for exploring molecular-genetic mechanisms underlying alcohol-related behaviors and therefore holds great promise for identifying and understanding the function of genes that influence AUDs in humans. This seminar will focus on ongoing cross-species genetic analyses in flies and humans that should lead to a better understanding of conserved mechanisms that influence ethanol-related behaviors and AUDs.

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October 10: A Fulbright Experience in Tanzania:

Location: Taylor 404; lunch will be provided at 12.

Register Here


Join Dr. Jacqueline Henninger, Artist in Residence in the College of Visual and Performing Arts, who will discuss her experiences as a Fulbright Scholar both teaching and researching at Tumaini Univeristy in Tanzania, East Africa.  Formerly, Dr. Henninger was faculty at both the Butler School of Music and The Ohio State University.  In this scholarly talk, she will discuss her personal and professional learning as a recent Fulbright scholar and how those experiences have impacted her students. Faculty interested in Tanzania, engaged scholarship, multicultural music education, and engaged learning will find value in this talk. 

This scholarly talk is designed to help faculty make progress towards the following outcomes:
  • Appreciate the opportunities and challenges of a Fulbright experience.

Facilitator: Jacqueline C. Henninger, Ph. D., Fulbright Scholar

Cosponsors: Office of International Programs, Office of Diversity, College of Visual and Performing Arts, and School of Music.

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October 10: Emily Oleson Rhythmic Dance Master Class:

JMU Dance Program Master Class 2014
Where: Earlynn J. Miller Dance Theatre - 1270
All theatre and dance majors welcome, especially non-contemporary classes!
 
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October 10: General Education Student Conference:

1:30-5:30 p.m.
Rose Library

The 10th annual conference is designed to recognize the exceptional academic learning experiences JMU undergraduates have in their general education courses. Participants, nominated by their professors, are grouped into panels to present their outstanding work.

Check http://www.jmu.edu/gened/about/Conference%20Information.shtml for a complete schedule of panel presentations.

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October 10: global connections:

Location: Hoffman Hall Lounge

global connections icon

Come join the international community to mingle and relax over some free tea and coffee!

This event, which is held every Friday from 3-5pm, is a perfect way to unwind after a stressful week.

Help us spread the news about this event by downloading our event flyer.

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October 10: Dr. Jasmine Hunt Dmitriou, Energy & Environmental Policy Advisor:

In ISAT 159
 

Come hear Dr. Jasmine Hunt Dmitriou, Energy & Environmental Policy Advisor, Office of Senator Dick Durbin

Title: TBA

Please vist our seminar site for a full list of future seminars.

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October 10: A.A.:

Oct. 10 | 8-9pm | Burruss Hall 232

Alcoholics Anonymous open, young persons' meeting is Friday nights, 8pm, Burruss Hall, room 232.

There is a bus stop across Mason Street at Miller Hall and parking is available that evening at JMU in the regular, "lined" parking spaces (no metered spaces, no reserved spaces, no fire lanes).

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October 11: Home Football Game:

When the university hosts a home football game, parking is restricted in the lots
surrounding Bridgeforth Stadium. Refer to posted signs. Home football game dates and
times are available on the JMU Sports website at www.jmusports.com.

Beginning at 4:00 PM on the Friday before each home football game, C3, G Lot, P Lot, C4
Lot, R1 Lot, R6 Lot, Convo F and the Champions Drive Deck are reserved and access is
restricted through the conclusion of the football game on Saturday. Only those vehicles
displaying a valid football parking permit or authorized permit issued by Athletic Facilities
and Events will be granted access.

On game day, all vehicles parked in reserved areas that are not displaying a valid football
parking permit or authorized permit issued by Athletic Facilities and Events are subject to
towing and a $100 fine.

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October 11: Scholarship Breakfast: Join us in the Highlands Room in the Festival Student and Conference Center as we recongnize our ourstanding and deserving CoE Scholarship recipients. MORE >


October 11: Fall 2014 WRTC Alumni Council Meeting:

Date and Time: October 11, 2014 11:00–2:00 PM EST

Location: James Madison University, Harrisonburg, Virginia

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October 11: JMU Pops! Music from Stage and Screen:

Les Miserables, Star Wars, Riverdance, and more!

This one-of-a-kind musical extravaganza showcases some of JMU's finest music ensembles: JMU's Brass Band, Symphony Orchestra, Madison Singers and Chorale, as well as the Marching Royal Dukes. Audiences of all ages will enjoy music from Riverdance, a medley of James Bond themes, John Williams' unforgettable Star Wars Suite, plus songs from Les Miserables and Gershwin favorites.

For tickets and further information, visit http://www.jmu.edu/forbescenter/events/2014/10/11-jmu-pops.shtml

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October 12: Fall Color Horse-Drawn Carriage Rides:

2-5 p.m.
Edith J. Carrier Arboretum

Celebrate the 2014 fall tree color in the arboretum in a memorable way. The beauty of the woods in fall color can be enjoyed in a carriage drawn by beautiful Percheron horses.

For reservations and prices, check http://www.jmu.edu/arboretum or call (540) 568-3194.

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October 13: Ally Week:

National Ally Week is Oct. 13-17 this year. It is organized by the Gay, Lesbian, & Straight Education Network to engage in a national dialogue about how everyone in and out of school can work to become better allies to LGBT youth.

The JMU LGBT & Ally Education Program will have informational tables from 11am-2pm on the Commons Oct. 14 and Oct. 16.

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October 13: Beyond the 300: The Classical World and You:

Beyond the 300: The Classical World and You Exhibit

Opens 10/13/14 in the Lisanby Museum

Curated by Classical Studies Senior Amanda Castellano

For more information, visit Madison Art Collection.

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October 13: Flu Vaccine Clinic:

Oct. 13 | 9am-5pm | University Health Center Walk-in Clinic entrance

$23 flu shot

$40 FluMist (ages 4-49)

Cash, check, credit card, NO FLEX

Free flu shots with Aetna, Anthem, or Medicare Part B insurance card in hand (FluMist $40)

Receipts can be provided for potential reimbursement from other health insurance providers (check with your insurance provider)

The JMU Flu Vaccine Clinic is being provided by Maxim Health Systems for two days only, Oct. 13 at the Walk-in Clinic entrance of the University Health Center, located on the corner of Mason Street and Martin Luther King Jr. Way, from 9-5, and Oct. 14 in the Highlands Room of the Festival Conference and Student Center from 8-2:30

Parking is very limited and not close to either location, but there are bus stops at both locations

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October 13: Student Letter Writing Session - Festival Allegheny Room:

Student Letter Writing Session - Festival Allegheny Room

For more information about these sessions

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October 13: Scholarly Writers' Lockdown: Location: Rose Library 3311

Register Here


Writers' Lockdowns encourage faculty writers to dive into projects with concentrated time and effort. Held on Monday afternoons and Friday mornings, these mini-lockdowns will help create a regular writing pattern during the academic year. Peace of mind provided -- faculty writers provide the words.  Coffee is available for purchase at Starbucks.

Note: Consultations must be requested in advance by emailing cfi@jmu.edu

This lockdown is designed to help faculty make progress towards the following outcomes:

  • Practice the integration of writing as aspect of career; and
  • Increase a sense of belonging to a writing community.
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October 13: Understanding and Using the Grievance ProcedureDisplay Name:

Location: Wine Price

Workshop Description: Learn the fundamentals of using the grievance procedure to resolve workplace disputes. Participants will learn about the roles and responsibilities of the grievant, management respondents, agency head, the Department of Employment Dispute Resolution, hearing officers, and the courts in resolving grievances.

NOTE: All supervisors and managers of classified employees are required to take this course.

Presented by:
Jenny Toth, HR Consultant, Human Resources

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October 13: Making Your Scholarship Your Passion:

Location: Rose Library 5211

Register Here


In this roundtable, faculty will be given the opportunity to rekindle the fire in their research through discussion and engagement with their peers about their passions. Conversation will focus on the issues that faculty care most about, how they are currently incorporating these issues into their scholarship agenda, and targeted strategizing about new ways to incorporate their passions into their work in the future. Faculty can expect to make connections with others in the JMU community doing interesting work, and to brainstorm ideas for future scholarship at this event.

This roundtable is designed to help faculty make progress towards the following outcomes:

  • Increase self-awareness of research interests;
  • Reflect on current scholarship agenda/projects;
  • Discuss scholarship and network with other faculty; and
  • Generate ideas for final scholarship products.

Facilitator: Jennifer Byrne, Ph. D., Political Science

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October 13: Research Presentations - Northern Ireland May '14:

Come to the Memorial Hall Forum and see research projects prepared by each of the practicum students that traveled to Northern Ireland in May 2014.  Each student will share a research topic that they explored while abroad.  Participants can gain a clearer idea of the practicum experience and ask questions one-on-one during these informal exhibits

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October 13: Children's Fall Art Workshop:

Oct. 13, 15 and 17

4:30-6 p.m. Monday, Wednesday and Friday
Frances Plecker Education Center, Edith J. Carrier Arboretum

Artist Jewel Yoder Hertzler teaches the three-session workshop for children ages 7 to 12. The fall-themed workshop is part of an ongoing series of seasonal workshops for children’s art instruction that will allow children to produce their own botanical journals. The October workshop focuses on drawing fall leaves, nuts and seed pods found in the arboretum.

Cost is $35, which includes sketch journal and pencil.

To register, check http://www.jmu.edu/arboretum or call (540) 568-3194.

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October 13: Visiting Scholars Program Lecturer Ed Sarath:

7 p.m.
Room 2105, Harrison Hall

Ed SarathEd Sarath, professor of music and director of the program in creativity and consciousness studies at the University of Michigan, presents “Creativity, Consciousness and the Future of Education: Jazz as Change in the 21st Century Academy.”

http://www.music.umich.edu/faculty_staff/bio.php?u=sarahara

Sponsored by the College of Arts and Letters. For information, call (540) 568-6472. Free.

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October 13: Common Ground:

Oct. 13 | 8-9pm | Warren Hall 403

What do we have in common? More than we think!

Common Ground is a group program for JMU students who want to explore, evaluate, or have questions about the role of alcohol, tobacco, and other drugs in their life. 

It is a free, confidential, non-judgmental opportunity to connect with and engage in conversations with other students who have similar understanding and experiences with substances.

Common Ground meets Mondays in Warren Hall Room 403 from 8-9pm. Students can join at any point in the semester, and there is no minimum commitment for attendance.

Please contact the group facilitator Heidi Jordan in the University Health Center with any questions.

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October 14: Flu Vaccine Clinic:

Oct. 14 | 8am-2:30pm | Festival Highlands Room

$23 flu shot

$40 FluMist (ages 4-49)

Cash, check, credit card, NO FLEX

Free flu shots with Aetna, Anthem, or Medicare Part B insurance card in hand (FluMist $40)

Receipts can be provided for potential reimbursement from other health insurance providers (check with your insurance provider)

The vaccine is being provided by Maxim Health Systems for two days only, Oct. 13 at the Walk-in Clinic entrance of the University Health Center, located on the corner of Mason Street and Martin Luther King Jr. Way, from 9-5, and Oct. 14 in the Highlands Room of the Festival Conference and Student Center from 8-2:30

Parking is very limited and not close to either location, but there are bus stops at both locations

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October 14: Cascade Phase 3 Training:

This course is an Open Lab, for those that have been through Cascade Phase II Training and have a production login to Cascade, hosted by members of the web development team dealing with questions regarding your specific site in Cascade.

Cascade Phase III Training will take place at the IT Training Center (JMAC4).

Enroll through MyMadison class number IT578.

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October 14: Multilingual Writers' Community Studio Session:

Location: Room 1160 of the Learning Centers in the new Student Success Center (1st floor).

Writing is like running, only practice will help you improve.

Weekly writing practice gives you a chance to consistently develop your skills.

  • We meet in a small group.
  • You don’t need to bring an assignment to work on, but you can if you want.
  • Please bring a laptop or notebook with you.
  • Each week, you decide what aspect of writing to work on.
  • If you choose, you may publish your work on the blog to document your progress, show friends and family at home, and to share with other writers.
  • There are no grades.
  • There is a professional, Kristen Shrewsbury, at every meeting to offer guidance if you want it.
  • People typically make friends here.
  • You do not need to commit to attend every week, though regular practice will show the greatest results.
  • We welcome all English proficiency levels, all native languages, and all writing abilities.
  • We would love for you to join us!
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October 14: Student Letter Writing Session - Transitions Room, Warren Campus Center:

Student Letter Writing Session - Transitions Room, Warren Campus Center

For more information about these sessions

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October 14: Alexi Sherrill Dance Conditioning Master Class:

JMU Dance Program Master Class 2014
Where: Earlynn J. Miller Dance Theatre - 1270
All theatre and dance majors welcome, especially non-contemporary classes!
 
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October 14: Bluff Point Faculty Info Session:

To further discuss possibilities for the new field laboratory for research and teaching at Bluff Point in the Northern Neck of Virginia, the Office of Research and Scholarship will host a second information session on Tuesday, October 14, from 2:00-4:00 PM in the ISAT/CS Building, Room 259 (nTelos Room).  This session will focus on opportunities to conduct research and educational programs at Bluff Point through a discussion with Sharon Sharp.  Sharon serves as the university’s coordinator at Bluff Point and brings a wealth of knowledge and experience in developing projects in the Northern Neck region.  We encourage faculty members to attend this session and share their potential interest in utilizing the facility.
 
This facility will provide JMU with the opportunity to conduct research and teaching exercises in its pine forests and saltwater marshes neighboring the Chesapeake Bay.
 
Please plan to attend this information session if your schedule allows—no RSVP or registration required. 

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October 14: Student Employee Evaluations, Motivating Students, Federal Work Study Training/Monitoring, FWS Budgets:

Location: Wine Price

Workshop Description: Whether you are a new or seasoned supervisor of student employees, this workshop will focus on the student employment process/hiring paperwork, supervising student employees, policies and procedures and other resources to help you in the student employee-supervisor relationship. General information will be covered in each session with specific topics scheduled each month to help answer any questions or to assist supervisors in their positions.

Workshop Focus: News & Updates, Student Employee Evaluations, Motivating Students, Federal Work Study Training/Monitoring FWS Budgets

Course Number: TD1465

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October 14: English Conversation Club:

Location: Suite 1160 in the Student Success Center (Enter the Learning Centers on the 1st floor)

Gain confidence speaking English.

Join Adam and fellow JMU students for conversation in a small group and a low pressure, fun environment. In English Conversation Club you can:

  • Learn vocabulary
  • Try out new language
  • Talk with new people
  • Speak without pressure

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October 14: Screening of Girl Rising:

Join the  JMU Future Social Studies Educators (FSSE) for a screening of the movie Girl Rising. The purpose of FSSE is to unite students, alumnae, and professionals in service, community, personal growth and enrichment in the field of social studies.

Girl Rising is a global campaign for girls’ education using the power of storytelling to share the simple truth that educating girls can transform societies. Girl Rising unites girls, women, boys and men who believe every girl has the right to go to school and the right to reach her full potential.

In the spirit of this movement, the Future Social Studies Educators will be accepting donations and selling t-shirts to support the Nasaruni Academy for Maasai Girls in Kenya. 100% of the proceeds from this event will go directly to the Academy.

For more information on the Nasaruni Academy, visit the FSSE website: www.fsse.weebly.com/philanthropy

 RSVP for this event on Facebook  

"Educating girls can break cycles of poverty in just one generation. Educated girls stand up for their rights, marry and have children later, educate their own children, and their families and communities thrive. Yet millions of girls around the world face barriers to education that boys do not. Removing barriers such as early marriage, gender-based violence, domestic slavery and sex trafficking means not only a better life for girls, but a safer, healthier and more prosperous world for all."

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October 14: Girl Rising film screening:

Grafton-Stovall Theatre 

“From Academy Award-nominated director Richard E. Robbins, Girl Rising journeys around the globe to witness the strength of the human spirit and the power of education to change the world. Viewers get to know nine unforgettable girls living in the developing world: ordinary girls who confront tremendous challenges and overcome nearly impossible odds to pursue their dreams. Prize-winning authors put the girls’ remarkable stories into words, and renowned actors give them voice.” Visit the film's website here

The screening is hosted by the Future Social Studies Educators (FSSE). Admission is free. Donations will be accepted and t-shirts available for purchase. All proceeds go to our philanthropy project: the Nasaruni Academy for Maasai Girls in Narok, Kenya. We are working to expand the girls’ school by building dorms, latrines, protective gates, and other projects to create a safe and efficient school for these and more girls in the Maasai community. Find more information on the project here. Contact FSSE’s service leader, Meagan Dalton, for any further information.

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October 14: Marianne Gedigian:

Marianne Gedigian has served as acting principal flute with the Pittsburgh Symphony, Boston Pops Orchestra, and Boston Symphony Orchestra and can be heard on dozens of Evening at Pops television broadcasts and on the soundtracks for Saving Private Ryan and Schindler’s List.

For tickets and further information, visit http://www.jmu.edu/forbescenter/events/2014/10/14-marianne-gedigian.shtml

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October 15: Student Letter Writing Session - Taylor Hall Room 405:

Student Letter Writing Session - Taylor Hall Room 405

For more information about these sessions

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October 15: Leadership for Supervisors Series:

Location: Wine Price

Series: 1 of 6

Series Description: The Leadership for Supervisors Series consists of six popular Training and Development Department leadership workshops. Each session focuses on a different leadership topic and will emphasize practical application for supervisors. The series is structured to allow networking and discussion of supervisory challenges as they pertain to each topic.

Workshop Description:

Managers, Supervisors and Leaders: What's the Difference?
How are managers, supervisors and leaders different? Are they different? In this session participants will explore the differences.

In this workshop participants will:
  • Learn about the differences between managers, supervisors and leaders
  • Assess their management, supervision and leadership strengths
  • Identify their leadership values
  • Explore their own leadership philosophy
  • Develop a manager/supervisor/leader action plan

Presented by: Dr. George Sparks, Dean of the College of Visual and Performing Arts

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October 15: ADP Information Sessions:

Wednesday, October 15, 2014

Two free sessions - at noon and at 5:30 p.m.

Ice House – 127 W. Bruce St.

Have you been thinking about completing your bachelor’s degree but are unsure how? James Madison University’s Adult Degree Program will hold two free information sessions on Wednesday, October 15 at noon and again at 5:30 p.m. at the Ice House, 127 West Bruce Street. Adults 22 and older are invited to attend!

To learn more, visit the Adult Degree Program website or email adp@jmu.edu.

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October 15: Economics Seminar Series: Mark Weisbrot: Wednesday, October 15, 2014 | 4:00-5:30 p.m. | Zane Showker Hall, Room G002: Mark Weisbrot from the Center for Economics and Policy Research visits the College of Business. His lecture is entitled "Did NAFTA Help Mexico? And Assessment after 20 Years." MORE >


October 15: Senior Honors Project Info Session:

The Honors Program is offering two informational sessions on the Senior Honors Project:

  • Wednesday, October 15 at 5pm
  • Thursday, October 16 at 5pm

Both sessions are in Taylor Hall, room 302.

These meetings are for students about to start their Senior Honors Project within the next two semesters and for those already working on their project. Honors Program staff will answer questions and go over the process from how to get started to how to submit the completed project.

All students who will be starting Honors Projects in the new few semesters are STRONGLY encouraged to attend one of the two sessions.

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October 15: Senior Honors Project Info Session:

The Honors Program is offering two informational sessions on the Senior Honors Project:

  • Wednesday, October 15 at 5pm
  • Thursday, October 16 at 5pm

Both sessions are in Taylor Hall, room 302.

These meetings are for students about to start their Senior Honors Project within the next two semesters and for those already working on their project. Honors Program staff will answer questions and go over the process from how to get started to how to submit the completed project.

All students who will be starting Honors Projects in the new few semesters are STRONGLY encouraged to attend one of the two sessions.

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October 15: Veteran and Military Family Support Group:

Parade Rest
853 W Main St., Suite 103
Charlottesville, VA 22902

The stresses of military and veteran family life can sometimes be overwhelming. Just talking with others who share your experiences and concerns can make it manageable.

Be a part of our ongoing peer facilitated support groups! We will share information and ideas about how to care for ourselves and our families. Each meeting will be focused on the participants needs and not a facilitator’s agenda.

Linkages to local resources will be available at these meetings. Open to ALL family members, dependents, and caregivers of:

  • Veterans of ANY combat era and military branch
  • Reserve, National Guard, and active duty members
  • Military contractors and DoD civilians deployed to a combat theatre
  • Currently deployed service members

For more information contact:
Suzanna Erlichman
Family Support Specialist
Spouse of an OEF veteran
540-273-4733
Email: serlichman@racsb.state.va.us

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October 15: Body Image & Fat Talk with the REACH Peer Health Educators:

Oct. 15 | 7pm | Festival Highlands Room

Join the REACH peers to chat about the thin-ideal, muscular-ideal, fat-talk, and all things body image!

This event is limited to 55 participants, so arrive early. It is co-sponsored by the University Health Center, Counseling Center, REACH, Operation Beautiful, and Fraternity and Sorority Life.

This workshop is part of Fat Talk Free Month. Change the way you think and speak about your body. Change the conversation. End fat talk.

Contact UHC Health Educator Veronica Jones for more information.

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October 15: 15-second-city-council-candidates-forum: Come listen to and ask questions of City Council candidates about their goals for Harrisonburg. This is a great way to be an informed and engaged voter. MORE >


October 15: Alternative Thanksgiving and January Break Community Celebration:

Come out to the Alternative Thanksgiving and January Break Community Celebration if you're a participant!

October 15th, from 8-10 pm in Allegheny, Festival!

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October 16: Student Letter Writing Session - Festival Allegheny Room:

Student Letter Writing Session - Festival Allegheny Room

For more information about these sessions

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October 16: 7 Habits of Highly Effective People:

Location: Wine Price Building

Session: 7 of 8

Workshop Description: The objective of the Seven Habits of Highly Effective People is to empower people and organizations to significantly increase their performance capability as they work to achieve worthwhile purposes through understanding and living Principle-Centered Leadership. This program emphasizes the principles underlying the basic habits of highly effective people and aims to help individuals across a wide range of self-development levels enhance their personal and interpersonal effectiveness.

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October 16: Reflect, Refine, Plan: Comprehensive Career Mapping, Part II:

Location: Rose Library 5211; light breakfast will be provided

Register Here


This workshop builds on the skills and insights of Part I, which focused on identifying key values and commitments necessary to build effective career maps (however, participants need not have taken Part I to participate in this event). In this session, participants will engage in practical exercises for making decisions about how to use their time and energy as part of a multi-year career plan. Participants will leave with specific goals, objectives, and activities – pegged to timelines and benchmarks - in at least one area of faculty life.

This workshop is designed to help faculty make progress towards the following outcomes:

  • Articulate specific career goals in at least one area of faculty life; and
  • Develop concrete objectives that measure progress toward goals and purpose.

Facilitator: Douglas Harrison, Ph.D., Department of English and Center for Faculty Innovation

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October 16: The WRTC Graduate Program Open House:

WRTC Graduate Suite—Harrison 2276

Come learn about the program and application process, talk with faculty and current students, and attend part of a graduate course. The entire program runs twice that day. Drop in anytime.

No RSVP is necessary except to visit the graduate classes, as space is limited. Email us at wrtcgrad@jmu.edu by Monday, Oct. 6 to secure your space in one of the classes.

We look forward to seeing you on the 16th!

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October 16: 6th Africana Studies Annual Interdisciplinary Conference:

Icons, Bridges and Milestones: Rethinking Africana Studies

The conference will feature scholars from across the globe presenting papers, panels, posters and other presentations on the theme “Icons, Bridges and Milestones: Rethinking Africana Studies.” We hope you will join us for the following events.

Thursday, October 16

Exhibition and Talkback Session | 3:00-4:30pm | Festival, Conference Rooms 4 & 7

"Iconic Africana: Photographic Exhibition of Notable Africana Scholars, Pioneers, and Leaders"
Moderated by: Dr. Aderonke Adesanya, James Madison University

"Critical Voices: African and Africana Studies Dialogue with Africana Scholars"
Moderated by: Dr. Samuel Obeng, Indiana University

Celebrating Africana Cultures | 6:00pm | Blue Nile Ethiopian Restaurant (181 N. Main Street)

Featuring entertainment and cuisine* of the Africana World

*An Ethiopian buffet will be available for a fee.

Friday, October 17

Featured Speakers  | 9:00am | Festival Allegheny Room

"Rethinking Africana Studies in the 21st Century"
Dr. Bessie House-Soremekun, Indiana University-Purdue University Indianapolis

"The Niche of Africana Studies in a Science-Driven World"
Dr. Yvonne Harris, James Madison University

Special Roundtable | 12:45pm | Festival Allegheny Room

"Rethinking Africana Studies"
Chaired by: Dr. Samuel Obeng, Indiana University

Panelists:

Dr. Maghan Keita, Villanova University
Dr. Wilson Ogbomo, Western Michigan University
Dr. Cheikh Thiam, Ohio State University
Dr. Sundiata Chua-Jua, University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign

Keynote Lecture | 5:30pm | Festival Ballroom A

“Coping with Multiple Paradigms: Africana Studies in the Age of Fragmentation and Globalization
Dr. Akinwunmi Ogundiran, UNC Charlotte

Please note there will be concurrent sessions running from 10:30am-12:00pm, 2:30-4:00pm, and 4:00-5:20pm. View the Africana Studies program for more information.

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October 16: MVS: Jeff Rosen:

Forbes Center Concert Hall

The Office of the President, in conjunction with the Madison Institutes of JMU Outreach and Engagement, welcomes Jeffrey Rosen. Mr. Rosen became President and Chief Executive Officer of the National Constitution Center in 2013. He is a law profesor at George Washington University as well as a noted journalist who's essays and commentaries have appeared in the New York Times Magazine, The Atlantic Monthly, on National Public Radio, and in The New Yorker.

Mr. Rosen will be this year's second speaker in the Madison Vision Series.

This event is free and open to the public.

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October 16: A Look at Hunger in Haiti on World Food Day:

ISAT 259

The theme of this year’s World Food Day is Family Farming: Feeding the World, Caring for the Earth. On the island of La Gonave in Haiti, many of the 100,000 inhabitants are undernourished or malnourished. Fishing, farming and fuel production are activities that produce food, or money with which to buy food.  Unfortunately, nature does not always cooperate and many of the current practices to provide food are not sustainable. This talk by Dr. Mary B. Tacy focuses on the current practices and what can be done to make them less harmful to the Earth while increasing the food supply.

This program is part of a larger programming effort for A Book for the 'Burg, a new community reading experience. The event is free of charge, open to the public, and does not require participants to have read the book.
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October 16: Grammar Hour:

Location: SSC 1160 (in the Learning Centers Suite of the Student Success Center)

Be clear with better grammar.

Each week, spend one hour with Madeline to have all your grammar questions answered. Additionally, each week we will cover one grammar point, such as:

  • passive and active voice
  • perfect tenses
  • using tenses appropriately
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October 17: Fall 2014 Student Teacher's Conference: The Fall 2014 Student Teacher's Conference will be held in Taylor Hall MORE >


October 17: Scholarly Writers' Lockdown: Location: Rose Library 3311

Register Here


Writers' Lockdowns encourage faculty writers to dive into projects with concentrated time and effort. Held on Monday afternoons and Friday mornings, these mini-lockdowns will help create a regular writing pattern during the academic year. Peace of mind provided -- faculty writers provide the words.  Coffee is available for purchase at Starbucks.

Note: Consultations must be requested in advance by emailing cfi@jmu.edu

This lockdown is designed to help faculty make progress towards the following outcomes:

  • Practice the integration of writing as aspect of career; and
  • Increase a sense of belonging to a writing community.
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October 17: Visiting Scholars Program Lecturer Bessie House-Soremekun:

9 a.m.
Allegheny Room, Festival Conference and Student Center

Bessie House-Soremekun, public scholar of African American Studies, Civic Engagement and Entrepreneurship and director of Africana Studies at Indiana University-Perdue University Indianapolis, presents “Rethinking Africana Studies for the 21st Century.”

Sponsored by the College of Arts and Letters. For information, call (540) 568-6472. Free.

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October 17: Community Emergency Response Team (CERT) II :

Location: Wine Price

Series: 2 of 2

Session:  2 of 8

Series Description: In the level II CERT Training participants will build on their basic training with classes such as search and rescue, animal response modules, flood response for CERT and more. There is more opportunity to interact with firefighters, police and emergency communications. This class is a must for all who want a more active role in emergency preparedness projects in their community.

Presented by: Captain Arthur Miller; Lieutenant Wanda Willis and Paul Helmuth of the Harrisonburg Fire Department; Jetta Earhart, Harrisonburg Police Animal Control Officer; Lieutenant Karen Will of the Rockingham County Department of Fire and Rescue; Tony Brown, Fire/Safety Engineer at JMU; and Kevin Lanoue, Crime Analyst/Emergency Management Specialist at JMU

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October 17: 5th Annual Wind Energy Open House:

10 a.m.-2 p.m.
Small Wind Training and Testing Facility across from Rose Library

Breeze by the Small Wind Training and Testing Facility for a tour and to learn how the Virginia Center for Wind Energy is engaging communities at JMU, in Virginia and throughout the mid-Atlantic region.

For information, call (540) 568-8770. Free.

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October 17: Professional Book Club: "The 3rd Alternative: Solving Life's Most Difficult Problems":


The 3rd Alternative: Solving Life’s Most Difficult Problems
by Stephen R. Covey

The 3rd Alternative introduces a breakthrough approach to conflict resolution and creative problem solving, transcending traditional solutions to conflict by forging a path toward a third option, a 3rd alternative that moves beyond your way or my way to a higher and better way—one that allows both parties to emerge from debate or even heated conflict in a far better place than either had envisioned.


Course# TD1854    Competency: Customer Service  

Session Information: Friday, October 17, 2014, 11:00 AM – 12:00 PM, Wine-Price

Facilitated by: Michael McCleve, Associate Director, Dux Center, Madison Union

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October 17: Professional Book Club: "The 3rd Alternative: Solving Life's Most Difficult Problems":


The 3rd Alternative: Solving Life’s Most Difficult Problems
by Stephen R. Covey

The 3rd Alternative introduces a breakthrough approach to conflict resolution and creative problem solving, transcending traditional solutions to conflict by forging a path toward a third option, a 3rd alternative that moves beyond your way or my way to a higher and better way—one that allows both parties to emerge from debate or even heated conflict in a far better place than either had envisioned.


Course# TD1854    Competency: Customer Service  

Session Information: Friday, October 17, 2014, 11:00 AM – 12:00 PM, Wine-Price

Facilitated by: Michael McCleve, Associate Director, Dux Center, Madison Union

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October 17: Reflect, Refine, Plan: Comprehensive Career Mapping, Part II:

Location: Rose Library 5211; lunch will be provided

Register Here


This workshop builds on the skills and insights of Part I, which focused on identifying key values and commitments necessary to build effective career maps (however, participants need not have taken Part I to participate in this event). In this session, participants will engage in practical exercises for making decisions about how to use their time and energy as part of a multi-year career plan. Participants will leave with specific goals, objectives, and activities – pegged to timelines and benchmarks - in at least one area of faculty life.

This workshop is designed to help faculty make progress towards the following outcomes:

  • Articulate specific career goals in at least one area of faculty life; and
  • Develop concrete objectives that measure progress toward goals and purpose.

Facilitator: Douglas Harrison, Ph.D., Department of English and Center for Faculty Innovation

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October 17: Ingrid De Sanctis Text & Movement Master Class:

JMU Dance Program Master Class 2014
Where: Earlynn J. Miller Dance Theatre - 1270
All theatre and dance majors welcome, especially non-contemporary classes!
 
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October 17: global connections:

Location: Hoffman Hall Lounge

global connections icon

Come join the international community to mingle and relax over some free tea and coffee!

This event, which is held every Friday from 3-5pm, is a perfect way to unwind after a stressful week.

Help us spread the news about this event by downloading our event flyer.

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October 17: Dr. Ray Lundy, Bazooka Candy Brands:

In ISAT 159

National Chemistry Week Kickoff Seminar.

Theme: The Sweet Side of Chemistry - Candy

Speaker: Dr. Ray Lundy, Director of R&D/QA at Bazooka Candy Brands

Title: Confectionary Chemistry and Other Musings

Sponsored by JMU SAACS.

Please vist our seminar site for a full list of future seminars.

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October 17: A.A.:

Oct. 17 | 8-9pm | Burruss Hall 232

Alcoholics Anonymous open, young persons' meeting is Friday nights, 8pm, Burruss Hall, room 232.

There is a bus stop across Mason Street at Miller Hall and parking is available that evening at JMU in the regular, "lined" parking spaces (no metered spaces, no reserved spaces, no fire lanes).

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October 18: Madison International Experiential Learning Project: Madison International students will engage in multiple experiential learning activities within the local community focusing on the themes of sustainability, global education, conflict resolution, human rights and religious and cultural understanding. MORE >


October 18: Academic Open House:

Join the College of Education by taking part in this Fall Academic Open House!

You will learn more about:

Academic Programs
Admissions
Diversity Programs
Financial Aid
General Education Program
Honors Programs
Services provided to JMU students
Study Abroad Programs

You can participate in:

Campus tours
Residence hall tours
Student Organization Fair
University Recreation Center Open House

CoE Licensure Program Sessions are from

10-10:45; 11-11:45 in Taylor Hall, 4th Floor

Inclusive Early Childhood

Elementary Education

Teaching English as a Second Language

Special Education

Middle Education

Secondary Education

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October 18: Pumpkin Carving:

Location:  OIP Parking Lot

Come with your Conversation Partner to the oIP parking lot for a fun afternoon of pumpkin carving and sweet surprises.  Show us your creative jack-o-lantern patterns! There will be hot apple cider along with some light snacks. Don’t forget to dress warmly!

Pumpkin Curving

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October 20: Block 2 Student Teaching: MORE >


October 20: Rothstein's First Assignment Exhibition:

New Image Gallery Presents: Rothstein's First Assignment Exhibition featuring Artist Richard Robinson.

Both the exhibition and the film Rothstein’s First Assignment confront the fate of a mountain society Rothstein documented when he worked as a photographer for Resettlement Administration. In October of 1935, Rothstein was assigned to the mountains of Virginia to photograph residents before they were moved from their homes by government officials to make way for Shenandoah National Park. Hired by Roy Stryker, his professor at Columbia University, Rothstein became the first photographer of the Department of Agriculture’s Resettlement Administration, an agency that would become the Farm Security Administration (FSA). Later joined by Walker Evans, Dorothea Lange, Ben Shahn, and others, Rothstein and his fellow FSA photographers produced the most important photographic document of the Great Depression.

Inspired by the re-photographic work of William Christenberry and Mark Klett, Robinson initially set out to complete a re-photographic project of Rothstein’s Virginia photographs. Following Christenberry’s approach in his native Hale County Alabama, where he re-documented much of Walker Evans’s FSA work appearing in Let Us Now Praise Famous Men, Robinson re-documents many of the sites featured in Rothstein’s 1935 project depicting what was then Madison County. Similarly influenced by Mark Klett’s work for the Re-photographic Survey Project (RSP), where Klett re-documents nineteenth century portrayals of the American West, Robinson also surveys change in an American landscape. Through the documentation of formerly inhabited land, his photographs record a contemporary viewpoint of the land seized from mountain residents for the creation of a National Park.

Unexpectedly, Robinson’s straightforward project led to written and photographic records that raise complex and difficult questions regarding the connection of documentary photography to the earlier practice of eugenic photography. In the midst of his project, Robinson discovered that many of the children Rothstein photographed in the mountains of Madison were forcibly sterilized after being relocated to The Colony, an infamous government institution in Lynchburg, Virginia. Contrary to published accounts that Rothstein’s subjects were moved to government resettlement camps, Robinson unearthed documentation confirming that many women and children were moved to The Colony, some just days after Rothstein photographed them.

Richard Knox Robinson is an award winning photographer and filmmaker based near Charlottesville, Virginia. His first film, “The Beekeepers”, premiered at Sundance in 2009 in the New Frontiers Shorts Program and went on to screen in Toronto and Telluride, winning Best Short Documentary at The Atlanta Film Festival. Robinson’s photography has been published and exhibited widely, appearing in numerous publications including Time, Smithsonian, National Geographic Traveler and The Washington Post Magazine as well as in the photography annuals, Communication Arts and American Photography.  For more information on the artisit, visit his website.

This exhibition runs from October 20, 2014 until December 5, 2014 in the New Image Gallery. The opening reception is in New Image on October 20, 2014 from 5-7pm.

robinson

Richard Robinson,  "Leaning Tree.  Charles Corbin Site.  Corbin Mountain.
Shenandoah National Park, 2011."  44" x 44",  Archival Ink Jet Print from scanned Black and White 2 1/4 Negative.

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October 20: Rebecca Kamen Exhibit:

Rebecca Kamen’s work explores the nexus of art and science. Her work has been informed by wide-ranging research into chemistry, cosmology, spirituality and philosophy. She has also investigated rare books and manuscripts, utilizing these scientific collections as a muse in the creation of her work.

Kamen has exhibited and lectured both nationally and internationally in China, Hong Kong, and Egypt. She has been the recipient of numerous fellowships – including the Virginia Museum of Fine Arts – and her work is represented in many private and public collections.

Please join us for the exhibit, which runs from October 20, 2014 to December 5, 2014 in the Duke Hall Gallery of Fine Art.

Artist Lecture will take place in Duke Hall Gallery on October 20 from 5-6pm, immediately followed by the Opening Reception from 6-7:30pm.

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Rebecca Kamen, Fluid

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October 20: Scholarly Writers' Lockdown: Location: Rose Library 3311

Register Here


Writers' Lockdowns encourage faculty writers to dive into projects with concentrated time and effort. Held on Monday afternoons and Friday mornings, these mini-lockdowns will help create a regular writing pattern during the academic year. Peace of mind provided -- faculty writers provide the words.  Coffee is available for purchase at Starbucks.

Note: Consultations must be requested in advance by emailing cfi@jmu.edu

This lockdown is designed to help faculty make progress towards the following outcomes:

  • Practice the integration of writing as aspect of career; and
  • Increase a sense of belonging to a writing community.
MORE >


October 20: Rothstein's First Assignment Opening Reception: Please join us for the Rothstein’s First Assignment Opening Reception in New Image Gallery. MORE >


October 20: Artist Lecture: Rebecca Kamen: Please join us for Artist Rebecca Kamen's lecture in Duke Hall Gallery of Fine Art. MORE >


October 20: The Madison Plan Presidential Vision Tour 2014-15, Washington, D.C.:

6-8 p.m.

Bank of America, 730 15th Street, NW, 10th Floor Penthouse

Join President Jonathan R. Alger for the unveiling of The Madison Plan, the new strategic plan of James Madison University.

Registration required. Reply to (540) 568-5353 or donorrelations@jmu.edu.

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October 20: Rebecca Kamen Opening Reception: Please join us for Rebecca Kamen's Opening Reception in Duke Hall Gallery of Fine Art. MORE >


October 20: Common Ground:

Oct. 20 | 8-9pm | Warren Hall 403

What do we have in common? More than we think!

Common Ground is a group program for JMU students who want to explore, evaluate, or have questions about the role of alcohol, tobacco, and other drugs in their life. 

It is a free, confidential, non-judgmental opportunity to connect with and engage in conversations with other students who have similar understanding and experiences with substances.

Common Ground meets Mondays in Warren Hall Room 403 from 8-9pm. Students can join at any point in the semester, and there is no minimum commitment for attendance.

Please contact the group facilitator Heidi Jordan in the University Health Center with any questions.

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October 21: Raving Fans:

Location: Wine Price

Workshop Description: This workshop discusses ways individuals and teams can improve their customer service skills in order to turn dissatisfied customers into Raving Fans.

In this workshop participants will:

  • Learn three rules for creating raving fans
  • Discuss roadblocks to delivering exceptional customer service
  • Create a Raving Fans action plan

This workshop is based on the book Raving Fans by Ken Blanchard and Sheldon Bowles.

Presented by: Pat Kennedy, Administrator, IIHHS

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October 21: Raving Fans:

Location: Wine Price

Workshop Description: This workshop discusses ways individuals and teams can improve their customer service skills in order to turn dissatisfied customers into Raving Fans.

In this workshop participants will:

  • Learn three rules for creating raving fans
  • Discuss roadblocks to delivering exceptional customer service
  • Create a Raving Fans action plan

This workshop is based on the book Raving Fans by Ken Blanchard and Sheldon Bowles.

Presented by: Pat Kennedy, Administrator, IIHHS

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October 21: Multilingual Writers' Community Studio Session:

Location: Room 1160 of the Learning Centers in the new Student Success Center (1st floor).

Writing is like running, only practice will help you improve.

Weekly writing practice gives you a chance to consistently develop your skills.

  • We meet in a small group.
  • You don’t need to bring an assignment to work on, but you can if you want.
  • Please bring a laptop or notebook with you.
  • Each week, you decide what aspect of writing to work on.
  • If you choose, you may publish your work on the blog to document your progress, show friends and family at home, and to share with other writers.
  • There are no grades.
  • There is a professional, Kristen Shrewsbury, at every meeting to offer guidance if you want it.
  • People typically make friends here.
  • You do not need to commit to attend every week, though regular practice will show the greatest results.
  • We welcome all English proficiency levels, all native languages, and all writing abilities.
  • We would love for you to join us!
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October 21: Core Introduction to the Eight Key Questions Workshop:

We cordially invite you to attend a workshop on the Eight Key Questions, The Madison Collaborative ethical reasoning framework on Tuesday, October 21st, 1:00pm-4:00pm, Student Success Center, Room 1075.  In this workshop you will learn more about the origins and nuances of this inquiry-based process and apply the Eight Key Questions in an interactive, discussion-based small group format. After your participation in this workshop and based on your level of interest, we welcome your deeper involvement with The Madison Collaborative and efforts to educate students in ethical reasoning. Please RSVP to mc@jmu.edu by October 15th.  

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October 21: English Conversation Club:

Location: Suite 1160 in the Student Success Center (Enter the Learning Centers on the 1st floor)

Gain confidence speaking English.

Join Adam and fellow JMU students for conversation in a small group and a low pressure, fun environment. In English Conversation Club you can:

  • Learn vocabulary
  • Try out new language
  • Talk with new people
  • Speak without pressure
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October 21: JMU Symphonic Band:

For tickets and further information, visit http://www.jmu.edu/forbescenter/events/2014/10/21-symphonic-band.shtml

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October 22: JMU JobLink:

Location: JMAC4, Room ITTC 101

Workshop Description: JMU JobLink is a university-wide tool that serves faculty, staff and students. The software streamlines the recruiting and reporting processes.

Users Guide

Presented by: Jennifer Kester, Recruitment/Employment Team Leader, Human Resources

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October 22: JMU JobLink:

Location: JMAC4, Room ITTC 101

Workshop Description: JMU JobLink is a university-wide tool that serves faculty, staff and students. The software streamlines the recruiting and reporting processes.

Users Guide

Presented by: Jennifer Kester, Recruitment/Employment Team Leader, Human Resources

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October 22: Pre-Retirement Planning:

Location: Wine Price

Session: 2 of 2

Workshop Description: Do you have questions about retirement? If so, this session will help answer some of those. Although this program is open to anyone, it will be most helpful to those who are 50 years of age or older or are within 5 years of retirement. This program is designed to be a comprehensive introduction to important issues and concepts that every pre-retiree should become familiar with.

Topics include:

  • Understanding retirement income needs
  • Understanding your JMU retirement benefits
  • Selecting appropriate withdrawal rates. Inflation and longevity
  • Estate planning and the transfer of assets
  • Addressing end of life health concerns. And much more

Presented by: Stephan Hess, CFP, Hess Financial

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October 22: Leadership for Supervisors Series:

Location: Wine Price

Series: 2 of 6

Series Description: The Leadership for Supervisors Series consists of six popular Training and Development Department leadership workshops. Each session focuses on a different leadership topic and will emphasize practical application for supervisors. The series is structured to allow networking and discussion of supervisory challenges as they pertain to each topic.

Workshop Description:

Curse of the Vanishing Employees
After investing in recruiting and training employees, you certainly don't want them to disappear. It is happening too often and productivity suffers. Participants will study a typical organization where people are disappearing and those that are left are on their way out. They will then explore why high turnover may not be just an upper-management problem and discover five ways individual supervisors, managers and team members can make a difference between employees staying...and vanishing.

In this workshop participants will:
  • Understand the importance of retaining employees
  • Learn the main reasons why employees stay with an organization or leave it
  • Understand how individual supervisors and managers can prevent job turnover, even though they may not control organizational policy.
  • Determine the goals and values that make work worthwhile for their team members
  • Find ways to make their working environment one that motivates employees and inspires commitment
Presented by: Steve Hedrick, HR Consultant Team Leader, Human Resources


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October 22: Special Collections Speakers Series:

“The Community Photo Scanning Project of the Daily News-Record”
4 p.m.
Room 301, Carrier Library

Peter Yates, editor and general manager of the Daily News-Record, will discuss how the Harrisonburg newspaper’s scanning project resulted in a book of local history.

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October 22: Intimate partner violence speaker Melissa Fabello:

Oct. 22 | 7-9pm | Festival Ballroom

Speaker Melissa Fabello presents "Bleeding Love: Pop Music, Advertising, and the Normalization of Dating Violence," 7-9pm, Oct. 22 in the Festival Ballroom.

Fabello is a sex educator with a specialty in body image, as well as a fierce feminist activist. In 2013, she received her M.Ed. in Human Sexuality at Widener University, where her research focus was on the media's perpetuating of societal myths and how that affects healthy sexual development in adolescent girls. Melissa currently works as Editor for Everyday Feminism and as a Community Educator for a local domestic violence agency. With a passion for advocacy and a drive for liberation, Melissa's online work revolves mostly around teenagers, body image, female sexuality, and media literacy.

The event is sponsored by the LGBT & Ally Education Program, Madison Equality, CARE, and is presented by the Red Flag Campaign as part of Red Flag Week.

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October 22: 22-flyinginfo:

Come check out the Alternative Spring Break Flying Info Session!

In Festival, Highlands from 7-9pm, on October 22nd!

Come see what our flying trips are all about!

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October 22: "Can Ethics Be Taught?" Student Public Debate:

Students, faculty, and JMU community: please join us for a student public debate on the topic "Can Ethics Be Taught" that is being co-sponsored by JMU Debate and The Madison Collaborative: Ethical Reasoning in Action. Please contact Dr. Mike Davis or The Madison Collaborative for additional information.

Location: Miller Hall, Room 1101

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October 22: Alternative Spring Break Flying Lottery:

Sign up for an Alternative Spring Break Flying trip!

Sign up for the lottery here: (link will be available starting October 22nd at 9pm)

It is open from October 22nd at 9pm - October 27th at midnight.

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October 23: Sol & Luna:

LATIN BALLET OF VIRGINIA
October 23-26, 2014
Glen Allen, VA
A History of Power, Passion and Love!
Inspired by Princess Malinalli, of the Aztec Empire, and Queen Juana I de Castilla, of Spain who lived during the conquest and colonization of the New World.
Please visit www.latinballet.com for location/schedule/tickets.
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October 23: 7 Habits of Highly Effective People:

Location: Wine Price Building

Session: 8 of 8

Workshop Description: The objective of the Seven Habits of Highly Effective People is to empower people and organizations to significantly increase their performance capability as they work to achieve worthwhile purposes through understanding and living Principle-Centered Leadership. This program emphasizes the principles underlying the basic habits of highly effective people and aims to help individuals across a wide range of self-development levels enhance their personal and interpersonal effectiveness.

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October 23: Reinventing Yourself at Mid-Career:

Location: Student Success Center Room 1075

Register Here


In this roundtable targeting mid-career professors, participants will discuss ways to reinvent themselves in order to enhance the vitality of their work. Reinvention might involve making significant changes to one’s teaching, research, and/or community engagement – or adopting new roles and responsibilities within the University or profession. Discussion facilitators will share their own stories of reinvention and join other participants in discussing the multiple pathways to renewal and reinvention post-tenure. Participants will have the opportunity to engage in self-reflection about their place in the profession, generate ideas for reinvigorating their careers, and develop connections with other mid-career faculty at JMU. 

Facilitators:  
Natalie Kerr Lawrence, Ph.D., Center for Faculty Innovation
Beth Eck, Ph.D., Department of Sociology
Traci Zimmerman, Ph.D., School of Writing, Rhetoric and Technical Communication

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October 23: Barbara Hernandez Lecture :

Barbara Couden Hernandez is Director of Physician Vitality and Professor, School of Medicine, at Loma Linda University.  She is a Licensed Marriage and Family Therapist and a Doctor of Psychology.  Her theoretical orientation is Cognitive Behavioral Therapy and her specialty is in attachment disorders.  Dr. Hernandez holds degrees in marriage and family therapy, nursing, and family social science and is a licensed marriage and family therapist. She has directed therapy clinics, supervised therapists in training, worked as an ICU nurse for 20 years, maintained a psychotherapy private practice, and taught in counseling, psychology, social work, and marriage and family therapy graduate programs. She holds membership in the Collaborative Family Health Association, National Council on Family Relations, American Balint Society, and is a clinical diplomat of the American Association for Marriage and Family Therapy. Dr. Hernandez received her Ph.D. in family social science from the University of Minnesota in 1993. 

This event is open to the public.

Contact Larry Burton, Director (cohencenter@jmu.edu) if you have any questions. 

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October 23: Grammar Hour:

Location: SSC 1160 (in the Learning Centers Suite of the Student Success Center)

Be clear with better grammar.

Each week, spend one hour with Madeline to have all your grammar questions answered. Additionally, each week we will cover one grammar point, such as:

  • passive and active voice
  • perfect tenses
  • using tenses appropriately
MORE >


October 23: Speaker Scott Beaulier:

Thursday, October 23, 2014 | 5:00-6:30 p.m | Zane Showker Hall, room G005:  Dr. Scott Beaulier is the Adams-Bibby Chair of Free Enterprise and Executive Director of Troy University's Manuel H. Johnson Center for Political Economy, which is housed in the Sorrell College of Business. Dr. Beaulier is also the Division Chair of Troy University's Economics and Finance Program. Beaulier will be giving a lecture entitled "The Not So Impossible: America's Pension Tsunami Is Coming to a State Near You." For more information about Beaulier, please visit http://scottbeaulier.com.

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October 23: Visiting Scholars Program Lecturer Caty Borum Chattoo:

7 p.m.
Caty Borum ChattooRoom 2105, Harrison Hall

Caty Borum Chattoo, professor of public communication and executive in residence, School of Communication, American University, presents “Designing for Impact: A Strategic Approach to Storytelling.”

http://www.american.edu/soc/faculty/chattoo.cfm

Sponsored by the College of Arts and Letters. For information, call (540) 568-6472. Free.

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October 24: Writing Renewal Retreat:

Fri, 10/24 from 1:00 PM - 8:00 PM; Sat 10/25 from 9:00 AM - 5:00 PM; Sun 10/26 from 9:00 AM - 1:00 PM

Location: Camp Horizons Retreat Center - Click here for directions

Meals will be provided. Overnight stay encouraged, yet optional. 

Apply by Wed, 10/15 at 5pm.


Seeking renewal for writing projects? Engage in a three-day writing retreat with a community of faculty writers at Mountain Valley Retreat Center at the base of Massanutten Mountain near Harrisonburg, VA.  Stimulate creativity and reconnect with scholarship passions as you reflect, dialogue, and engage in writing.  Enjoy contemplative practices such as nature walks, quiet centering/mindfulness meditation, music, and more.  Renew your sense of inspiration and hope as you move toward completion of a writing project. Overnight stay encouraged, yet optional. Meals and housing will be provided courtesy of CFI.

This community is designed to help faculty make progress towards the following outcomes:

  • Developing metacognitive awareness of writing process and habits
  • Advancing a writing project
  • Practicing peer review
  • Generating tips for writing productivity
  • Appreaciating contemplative practivices for increasing focus, awareness, and well-being
  • Renewing enthusiasm for scholarly writing

Facilitator: Edward J. Brantmeier, Ph.D., Department of Learning, Technology, and Leadership Education & Center for Faculty Innovation

Facilitator: Cathryn Molloy, Ph. D., Writing, Rhetoric, and Technical Communication

Faciltator: Jennifer Byrne, Ph. D., Political Science

Facilitator: Shari DeLeo Scofield, Coordinator of Mad4U

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October 24: Scholarly Writers' Lockdown: Location: Rose Library 3311

Register Here


Writers' Lockdowns encourage faculty writers to dive into projects with concentrated time and effort. Held on Monday afternoons and Friday mornings, these mini-lockdowns will help create a regular writing pattern during the academic year. Peace of mind provided -- faculty writers provide the words.  Coffee is available for purchase at Starbucks.

Note: Consultations must be requested in advance by emailing cfi@jmu.edu

This lockdown is designed to help faculty make progress towards the following outcomes:

  • Practice the integration of writing as aspect of career; and
  • Increase a sense of belonging to a writing community.
MORE >


October 24: Basic Finance & Budgeting: Getting Your Financial Ducks in a Row:

Location: Wine Price

Session: 2 of 4

Workshop Description: This workshop is designed to help you understand and evaluate your values and behaviors as they pertain to spending and budgeting; develop an effective personal budget to assist you in meeting your goals; learn methods to debt reduction; understand investing fundamentals; design effective strategies to meet your investment objectives, take appropriate risks, and understand the financial tools available to you both inside and outside of JMU.

This Multi-Session workshop will include:

  • Session 1: Values and Behaviors Pertaining to Spending and Budgeting
  • Session 2: Savings Part 1 (Goals and basic investing fundamentals)
  • Session 3: Zero-based Budgeting and Debt Reduction
  • Session 4: Savings Part 2

Presented by: Brad Barnett, Senior Associate Director, Financial Aid Office and Stephan Hess, CFP, Hess Financial

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October 24: Community Emergency Response Team (CERT) II :

Location: Wine Price

Series: 2 of 2

Session:  3 of 8

Series Description: In the level II CERT Training participants will build on their basic training with classes such as search and rescue, animal response modules, flood response for CERT and more. There is more opportunity to interact with firefighters, police and emergency communications. This class is a must for all who want a more active role in emergency preparedness projects in their community.

Presented by: Captain Arthur Miller; Lieutenant Wanda Willis and Paul Helmuth of the Harrisonburg Fire Department; Jetta Earhart, Harrisonburg Police Animal Control Officer; Lieutenant Karen Will of the Rockingham County Department of Fire and Rescue; Tony Brown, Fire/Safety Engineer at JMU; and Kevin Lanoue, Crime Analyst/Emergency Management Specialist at JMU

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October 24: Christopher K. Morgan Contemporary Master Class:

JMU Dance Program Master Class 2014
Where: Earlynn J. Miller Dance Theatre - 1270
All theatre and dance majors welcome, especially non-contemporary classes!
 
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October 24: global connections:

Location: Hoffman Hall Lounge

global connections icon

Come join the international community to mingle and relax over some free tea and coffee!

This event, which is held every Friday from 3-5pm, is a perfect way to unwind after a stressful week.

Help us spread the news about this event by downloading our event flyer.

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October 24: A.A.:

Oct. 24 | 8-9pm | Burruss Hall 232

Alcoholics Anonymous open, young persons' meeting is Friday nights, 8pm, Burruss Hall, room 232.

There is a bus stop across Mason Street at Miller Hall and parking is available that evening at JMU in the regular, "lined" parking spaces (no metered spaces, no reserved spaces, no fire lanes).

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October 24: JMU Madison Singers and Chorale:

The Madison Singers is the advanced, auditioned choral chamber ensemble at JMU. Ranging from 60-80 voices, the JMU Chorale is an auditioned and highly select choir.

For tickets and further information, visit http://www.jmu.edu/forbescenter/events/2014/10/24-madison-singers-chorale.shtml

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October 25: Harrisonburg Walk to End Alzheimer's:

Registration at 8am | Walk at 9:15 am
Location: Rockingham County Administration Parking Lot
20 East Gay Street
Harrisonburg, VA 22801
Route Length: 2 miles
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October 25: paintball:

Location: Godwin Steps

let's play paintball flyer

Paintball is an exciting recreational game and organized sport played around the globe, outdoors and indoors. It is a game of tag using balls made with gelatin shells filled with water soluble dye fired with a gun using compressed gas. Are you up for the challenge?

The price is $25 per person (which will cover transportation, entrance fee, the Semi-Automatic Marker, ammo, goggles and mask). Space is limited (only 40 seats). To reserve your seat and pay the $25 registration fee you will need to go online (on and after October 13).

Help us spread the news about this event by downloading our event flyer.

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October 26: Intersex Awareness Day:

Intersex Awareness Day is Oct. 26. It is an international day of grass-roots action to highlight the challenges faced by intersex people and end the shame, secrecy and unwanted genital cosmetic surgeries on intersex children.

The JMU LGBT & Ally Education Program will have an informational table on the Commons from 11am-2pm on Oct. 27.

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October 27: Decade Days: 1960s: Decade represented at Dining Halls and in social media: 1960s MORE >


October 27: Spring registration begins: Regisration begins for the Spring 2015 semester. Visit Registrar's Office for more details. MORE >


October 27: Scholarly Writers' Lockdown: Location: Rose Library 3311

Register Here


Writers' Lockdowns encourage faculty writers to dive into projects with concentrated time and effort. Held on Monday afternoons and Friday mornings, these mini-lockdowns will help create a regular writing pattern during the academic year. Peace of mind provided -- faculty writers provide the words.  Coffee is available for purchase at Starbucks.

Note: Consultations must be requested in advance by emailing cfi@jmu.edu

This lockdown is designed to help faculty make progress towards the following outcomes:

  • Practice the integration of writing as aspect of career; and
  • Increase a sense of belonging to a writing community.
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October 27: Visiting Scholars Program Lecturer Alice Honig:

Alice HonigMemorial Hall Auditorium

Alice Honig, professor emerita, Syracuse University, presents “Infant Mental Health: Insurance for our Future.”

http://falk.syr.edu/faculty/HonigAlice.aspx

Sponsored by the College of Arts and Letters. For information, call (540) 568-6472. Free.

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October 27: Purple Out:

Presented by:The Student Government Association and the Student Alumni Association

Throw on your favorite Purple Out shirt and come to the Festival Lawn, as and members of the Madison community gather together in an opening ceremony to kick off Homecoming Week.

President Alger will be in attendance to kick off the T-shirt distribution, which will serve as the official start to Homecoming Week. The event will also include food and a DJ.

Students will be able to secure a shirt by registering on a link that will be copied to a mass e-mail, on JMU Homecoming Facebook page and on the SGA website.

Students must print their confirmation e-mail or they will not be guaranteed a shirt.

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October 27: Common Ground:

Oct. 27 | 8-9pm | Warren Hall 403

What do we have in common? More than we think!

Common Ground is a group program for JMU students who want to explore, evaluate, or have questions about the role of alcohol, tobacco, and other drugs in their life. 

It is a free, confidential, non-judgmental opportunity to connect with and engage in conversations with other students who have similar understanding and experiences with substances.

Common Ground meets Mondays in Warren Hall Room 403 from 8-9pm. Students can join at any point in the semester, and there is no minimum commitment for attendance.

Please contact the group facilitator Heidi Jordan in the University Health Center with any questions.

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October 27: JMU Percussion Ensemble:

The JMU Percussion Ensemble, directed by William C. Rice and Dr. Michael Overman, consists of nearly 30 students and has performed throughout the East Coast, including concerts at the Virginia Music Educators Association Convention and Virginia Days of Percussion.

For tickets and further information, visit http://www.jmu.edu/forbescenter/events/2014/10/27-percussion-ensemble.shtml

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October 28: Decade Days: 1970s: Decade represented at Dining Halls and in social media: 1970s MORE >


October 28: Pep My Ride:

Time TBD: Pep My Ride Join the Student Alumni Association and get your ride pepped out, Homecoming style FOR FREE. Stay tuned for more details including exact time and location.

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October 28: Home Visiting: Investing from the Start — Building for the Future:

Marriott Hotel, Richmond VA

Registration opening soon

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October 28: Office of Student Activities and Involvement:

Location: Wine Price Building

Workshop Description: Learn more about what Office of Student Activities and Involvement offers the students and campus. From how to start a new student organization, campus wide events, to fraternities and sororities. We will discuss policies and resources you can take advantage of for yourselves and the students you work with.

Presented by: Suzanne Delaney, Coordinator for Student Organizations

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October 28: Office of Student Activities and Involvement:

Location: Wine Price Building

Workshop Description: Learn more about what Office of Student Activities and Involvement offers the students and campus. From how to start a new student organization, campus wide events, to fraternities and sororities. We will discuss policies and resources you can take advantage of for yourselves and the students you work with.

Presented by: Suzanne Delaney, Coordinator for Student Organizations

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October 28: Multilingual Writers' Community Studio Session:

Location: Room 1160 of the Learning Centers in the new Student Success Center (1st floor).

Writing is like running, only practice will help you improve.

Weekly writing practice gives you a chance to consistently develop your skills.

  • We meet in a small group.
  • You don’t need to bring an assignment to work on, but you can if you want.
  • Please bring a laptop or notebook with you.
  • Each week, you decide what aspect of writing to work on.
  • If you choose, you may publish your work on the blog to document your progress, show friends and family at home, and to share with other writers.
  • There are no grades.
  • There is a professional, Kristen Shrewsbury, at every meeting to offer guidance if you want it.
  • People typically make friends here.
  • You do not need to commit to attend every week, though regular practice will show the greatest results.
  • We welcome all English proficiency levels, all native languages, and all writing abilities.
  • We would love for you to join us!
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October 28: English Conversation Club:

Location: Suite 1160 in the Student Success Center (Enter the Learning Centers on the 1st floor)

Gain confidence speaking English.

Join Adam and fellow JMU students for conversation in a small group and a low pressure, fun environment. In English Conversation Club you can:

  • Learn vocabulary
  • Try out new language
  • Talk with new people
  • Speak without pressure
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October 28: Body Image & Self-Acceptance Workshop:

Oct. 28 | 7pm | HHS 1209

How do you feel about your body? Are you self-critical or do you accept yourself as you are? Or do you rely on other people to assure you of your physical desirability and worthiness of love?

This workshop will focus on body image and self-acceptance and is facilitated by the Counseling Center Program Assistants.

This event is limited to 55 participants, so arrive early. It is co-sponsored by the University Health Center, Counseling Center, REACH, Operation Beautiful, and Fraternity and Sorority Life.

This workshop is part of Fat Talk Free Month. Change the way you think and speak about your body. Change the conversation. End fat talk.

Contact UHC Health Educator Veronica Jones for more information.

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October 28: Machinal:

By Sophie Treadwell

Inspired by the sensationalist 1927 trial of Ruth Snyder, Sophie Treadwell’s expressionistic portrayal of the events and forces surrounding Snyder’s alleged crime leaves open the question of guilt. Suffocated by her manipulative mother, overbearing husband and the dehumanizing industrialism that drives Prohibition-era New York City, a “Young Woman” makes the ultimate bid for freedom. Features students from JMU’s School of Theatre and Dance. 

Adult content. 

For tickets and further information, visit http://www.jmu.edu/forbescenter/events/2014/10/28-machinal.shtml

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October 29: Decade Days: 1980s:

Decade represented at Dining Halls and in social media: 1980s

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October 29: Leadership for Supervisors Series:

Location: Wine Price

Series: 3 of 6

Series Description: The Leadership for Supervisors Series consists of six popular Training and Development Department leadership workshops. Each session focuses on a different leadership topic and will emphasize practical application for supervisors. The series is structured to allow networking and discussion of supervisory challenges as they pertain to each topic.

Workshop Description:

The FISH! Philosophy
The FISH! Philosophy uses four principles to create a work environment where employees are alive, engaged and committed. These principles (Be There, Play, Make Their Day and Choose Your Attitude) focus on the idea that organizations are successful when each individual is successful. How does this happen? Well, you can start by having fun! As the creator of the philosophy states, "work made fun gets done".

In this workshop participants will:
  • Learn the 4 FISH! Principles
  • Generate ideas to apply principles to their workplace
  • Have fun!

Presented by: Debby Boyle, Computing HelpDesk Manager

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October 29: CAA Blood Drive:

Join us for the 13th annual Colonial Athletic Association Blood Challenge. The blood drive will take place in Transitions. Registration will be available in the fall.

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October 29: ASB Driving Info Session:

Alternative Spring Break Driving Info Session

If you're interested in learning more about the 2014 Alternative Spring Break driving trips, head out to our info session! Learn more about our online lottery sign-up process that starts on Wednesday, Oct. 29th and closes at midnight on November 4th.

We look forward to seeing you and talking about both break opportunities at the info session! Don't miss out!!

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October 29: Men's Soccer vs. William and Mary:

Location: University Park

Put on your purple and gold and come out to cheer on the JMU Men's Soccer team.

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October 29: Alternative Spring Break Driving Lottery:

Sign up for the Alternative Spring Break Driving Lottery! Check out the trips under our "Trip Descriptions" tab, and sign up for the lottery! 

The lottery is open October 29th at 8:30pm and closes November 5th at midnight.

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October 30: Decade Days: 1990s:

Decade represented at Dining Halls and in social media: 1990s

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October 30: Coffee and Conversations on Ethical Reasoning:

The Madison Collaborative provides the time, place, coffee, breakfast snacks, and a provocative prompt. You provide the questions and conversations. Join others who are using the 8KQ ethical reasoning strategy to learn from our corporate experience. Please RSVP to mc@jmu.edu by October 24.

All faculty, staff, and administrators are welcome.

Location: Memorial Hall, Hiner Room. 

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October 30: Nightmare at UREC:

Every Halloween, UREC transforms from a recreation center to a spooky, haunted building on campus. Join UREC during Homecoming Week for UREC's 5th Annual Halloween celebration: Nightmare at UREC on Thursday, October 30, 2014 from 9:30pm-1am! Your JACard is your admission ticket. Guests are $5 on FLEX. Children under the age of 16 are not permitted.

Be led through the Haunted House by a "Henchman" through a labyrinth of CREATURES OF THE NIGHT! Avoid ZOMBIES! Additional GHASTLY ENTERTAINMENT includes a DJ and dance, costume and dancing contests, free food and inflatable games.

Do you dare?

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October 30: "Don't Look at Me in that Tone of Voice!":

Location: Wine Price

Workshop Description: “I am happy to help with that project”, I say as I bite my lip and rub my neck. Which do you believe - my words or my actions? Research has shown time and time again that 50 to 70 percent of our communication comes from non-verbal cues - body language. We rely heavily on these subtle – and not so subtle – ways of communicating how we truly feel. We use clichés such as “it’s not what you said, it’s how you said it” and “actions speak louder than words” because, when receiving conflicting messages, we almost always choose what a person does over what a person says. In this class, we will discuss many of the ways in which we communicate non-verbally, so that we can use these signs and signals to communicate more effectively.

In this workshop participants will:

  • Learn the most common non-verbal cues and what they mean
  • Identify the non-verbal cues he/she uses most often
  • Develop a plan for ensuring that words are consistent with body language

Presented by: Jennifer Campfield, Director of Training and Development

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October 30: "Don't Look at Me in that Tone of Voice!":

Location: Wine Price

Workshop Description: “I am happy to help with that project”, I say as I bite my lip and rub my neck. Which do you believe - my words or my actions? Research has shown time and time again that 50 to 70 percent of our communication comes from non-verbal cues - body language. We rely heavily on these subtle – and not so subtle – ways of communicating how we truly feel. We use clichés such as “it’s not what you said, it’s how you said it” and “actions speak louder than words” because, when receiving conflicting messages, we almost always choose what a person does over what a person says. In this class, we will discuss many of the ways in which we communicate non-verbally, so that we can use these signs and signals to communicate more effectively.

In this workshop participants will:

  • Learn the most common non-verbal cues and what they mean
  • Identify the non-verbal cues he/she uses most often
  • Develop a plan for ensuring that words are consistent with body language

Presented by: Jennifer Campfield, Director of Training and Development

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October 30: Grammar Hour:

Location: SSC 1160 (in the Learning Centers Suite of the Student Success Center)

Be clear with better grammar.

Each week, spend one hour with Madeline to have all your grammar questions answered. Additionally, each week we will cover one grammar point, such as:

  • passive and active voice
  • perfect tenses
  • using tenses appropriately
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October 30: Visiting Scholars Program Lecturer Charles Morgan:



Charles Morgan

Room 1261, Harrison Hall

Charles Morgan, research psychiatrist/associate clinical professor of psychiatry at Yale University, presents “Stress vulnerability and stress reliance; why people differ in their responses to traumatic events: Insights from psycho-neurological studies of Special Forces.”

http://medicine.yale.edu/psychiatry/people/charles_a_morgan-2.profile

Sponsored by the College of Arts and Letters. For information, call (540) 568-6472. Free.

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October 30: Alternative Spring Break Flying Placement Night: If you registered for the Alternative Spring Break Flying Lottery, make sure to come to the placement night to get picked for a trip! 8-11pm in the Festival Ballroom! MORE >


October 30: JMU Wind Symphony:

The Wind Symphony, under the direction of Stephen P. Bolstad, is the premier woodwind, brass and percussion ensemble at JMU. The Wind Symphony is committed to performing the great works of the wind-band’s core repertoire while also exploring the best of contemporary composition.

For tickets and further information, visit http://www.jmu.edu/forbescenter/events/2014/10/30-wind-symphony.shtml

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October 30: Late Night Breakfast:

East Campus Dining Hall

Join UPB for this special edition of Late Night Breakfast! All your favorites will be served up, and Ehall will be decked out with games, inflatables, giveaways, and all the purple and gold pride that comes with Homecoming week.

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October 31: Class of 1979 35th Reunion:

Join your classmates back on campus for your 35th reunion weekend, October 31 - November 2, 2014!  Highlights of the weekend include the Alumni Golf Tournament, exploring the revitilized downtown Harrisonburg Friday night, Homecoming Headquarters and the football game on Saturday and reliving the 80s Saturday night with '80s tribute band, The Reflex.

For all the details and to register click here

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October 31: Alpha Gamma Delta Reunion:

Join your sisters Homecoming weekend for the Alpha Gamma Delta Reunion! We're planning to tailgate Saturday and then cheer on the Dukes at the Homcoming football game. Saturday night it's time to party '80s style with The Reflex, an 80s tribute band.  Sunday join your sisters for a farewell brunch at D-Hall. To register click here.



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October 31: Decade Days: 2000s:

Decade represented at Dining Halls and in social media: 2000s

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October 31: Class of 1989 25th Reunion:

Join your classmates back on campus for your 25th reunion weekend, October 31 - November 2, 2014!  Highlights of the weekend include the Alumni Golf Tournament, exploring the revitilized downtown Harrisonburg Friday night, Homecoming Headquarters and the football game on Saturday and reliving the 80s Saturday night with '80s tribute band, The Relfex.

For all the details and to register click here.

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October 31: Scholarly Writers' Lockdown: Location: Rose Library 3311

Register Here


Writers' Lockdowns encourage faculty writers to dive into projects with concentrated time and effort. Held on Monday afternoons and Friday mornings, these mini-lockdowns will help create a regular writing pattern during the academic year. Peace of mind provided -- faculty writers provide the words.  Coffee is available for purchase at Starbucks.

Note: Consultations must be requested in advance by emailing cfi@jmu.edu

This lockdown is designed to help faculty make progress towards the following outcomes:

  • Practice the integration of writing as aspect of career; and
  • Increase a sense of belonging to a writing community.
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October 31: Political Science Alumni Day:

JMU Department of Polictical Science and Alumni Board present Alumni Day. Join us for a day of networking and kick off Homecoming weekend with alumni of the political science department. 

9a.m. - 2p.m. Alumni Classroom Visits 

2 p.m. - 4 p.m. Alumni reception in Taylor 306 Juniors and seniors are encouraged to attend to meet alumni and professors in their fields of study.  Refreshments will be served.

Please RSVP to Sierra Shaw at sierra.a.shaw@gmail.com by October 17.

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October 31: Here to Help (H2H) Workshop:

Location:  Festival Conference and Student Center: Highlands Room; light breakfast will be served.

Register Here

This workshop, followed by discussion, will introduce participants to the benefits that direct engagement can have with individual students as they face the challenges of balancing their academic careers and the other spheres of life as a college student. Learning from experts from the Health Center, the Office for Substance Abuse, and Counseling Services, will explore the many existing programs that help support students in lead successful lives on campus, and how faculty can serve as a referral point for students seeking these resources.  Participants who join the H2H program will receive a sticker for their office door to publicize their participation in the program and their willingness to help students seeking resources.

After the H2H training session, faculty will be able to identify:

  • Signs of distress in students and steps they can take to assist students
  • Disruptive classroom behavior and develop an intervention plan to reduce its occurence
  • A dangerous student
  • Actions they can take to help mitigate risk

Facilitators:  Amy Sirorcky-Meck, Tia Mann, David Onestack, Elizabeth Howley

Co-sponsors:  Here to Help

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October 31: Event Planning at JMU: Everyone Can Benefit:

Location: Wine Price

Workshop Description: Outstanding occasions don’t just happen…they are created by planning ahead! Need help in planning your event? If so, join Events Management Team members as they guide you through the process of putting together the perfect event. Important resources and helpful hints will be shared with participants! Don’t panic, plan! (formerly HR1006)

Presented by: Debbie Kauffman, Festival Scheduling Coordinator, Madison Union; Sue Burket, Assistant Director, Event Management, Madison Union; Debbie Miller, Event Scheduling Coordinator, Madison Union; Ellen Callahan, Special Events Catering and Ben Lundy, Field Operations Manager, University Parking Services.

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October 31: Community Emergency Response Team (CERT) II :

Location: Wine Price

Series: 2 of 2

Session:  4 of 8

Series Description: In the level II CERT Training participants will build on their basic training with classes such as search and rescue, animal response modules, flood response for CERT and more. There is more opportunity to interact with firefighters, police and emergency communications. This class is a must for all who want a more active role in emergency preparedness projects in their community.

Presented by: Captain Arthur Miller; Lieutenant Wanda Willis and Paul Helmuth of the Harrisonburg Fire Department; Jetta Earhart, Harrisonburg Police Animal Control Officer; Lieutenant Karen Will of the Rockingham County Department of Fire and Rescue; Tony Brown, Fire/Safety Engineer at JMU; and Kevin Lanoue, Crime Analyst/Emergency Management Specialist at JMU

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October 31: Sigma Gamma Rho 25th Anniversary Reunion :

Join alumni and friends for the Sigma Gamma Rho 25th Anniversary Reunion!  A full weekend of activities has been planned including community service event and welcome back dinner on Friday.  On Saturday join your sisters to tailgate and cheer on the Dukes at the football game followed by a reception and the annual Homecoming Step Show.  Finish up your weekend at a workship service on Sunday.

For all the details and to register click here.

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October 31: Class of 1984 30th reunion:

Join your classmates back on campus for your 25th reunion weekend, October 31 - November 2, 2014! Highlights of the weekend include the Alumni Golf Tournament and exploring the revitilized downtown Harrisonburg Friday night.  On Saturday stop by Homecoming Headquarters on your way through the Class of 1984 progressive tailgate and cheer on the Dukes at the football game. Relive the '80s Saturday night with '80s tribute band, The Relfex.

For all the details and to register click here

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October 31: Homecoming Alumni Golf Tournament:

Hosted by the Harrisonburg Alumni Chapter
Spotswood Country Club
Additional information and registration can be found here.  

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October 31: Fight Song T-shirt Day:

The Commons
Remember that “Upside Fight Song Tshirt” you received your freshmen year? Well now’s the time to wear it with pride! If you’re spotted wearing the shirt around campus you’ll get a coupon to the JMU Bookstore! In addition, the Student Alumni Association will be on the Commons from 12pm-2pm giving out beads and pomp poms to anyone who stops by.

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October 31: The 7000 Mile Journey: Fulbright Experiences in South Korea :

Location: Duke Hall Court; lunch will be provided at 12.

Register Here


Professor Sang Yoon, JMU’s first two-time Fulbright Scholar, will discuss her experiences of both teaching and researching in South Korea. Professor Yoon embarked in cross-cultural exchanges through teaching graphic design at Hong Ik University in 2007 and at Kyung Hee University in 2013. In this scholarly talk, Professor Yoon will also share research from her 2007 study, “The Street Graphics of Seoul” and her 2013 study, "Making of Culture in Seoul Business Signboards." Faculty interested in a particular Fulbright project that featured cross-cultural exchange as foundational to the teaching and research process will find value in this scholarly talk.

This scholarly talk is designed to help faculty make progress towards the following outcomes:
  • Appreciate the dynamics of cross-cultural exchange between JMU and Korean students; and
  • Appreciate the opportunities and challenges of a Fulbright experience.

Facilitator: Sang Yoon, M.F.A., School of Art, Design and Art History

Cosponsors: Office of International Programs, Office of Diversity, and School of Art, Design, and Art History

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October 31: Sig Ep Homecoming Reunion: Join your Sig Ep brothers for the annual Homecoming weekend! On Friday join us for the annual golf tournament, reception and then social time at the House.  Saturday we will hold our traditional pre-game tailgate starting at 9am followed by the football game.  For details click here. MORE >


October 31: Ryan Corriston Spooky Modern Master Class:

JMU Dance Program Master Class 2014
Where: Earlynn J. Miller Dance Theatre - 1270
All theatre and dance majors welcome, especially non-contemporary classes!
 
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October 31: global connections:

Location: Hoffman Hall Lounge

global connections icon

Come join the international community to mingle and relax over some free tea and coffee!

This event, which is held every Friday from 3-5pm, is a perfect way to unwind after a stressful week.

Help us spread the news about this event by downloading our event flyer.

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October 31: Deadline to submit 2015-2016 Student Teaching Applications: Deadline to submit 2015-2016 Student Teaching Applications to the Education Support Center, MEMH Room 7230 MORE >


October 31: Centennial Scholars 10th Anniversary:

Centennial Scholars is celebrating a big anniversary and we welcome our alumni back to campus to celebrate.  We will have a mixer Friday ngiht with current Centennial Scholars students as well as alumni and special guests. Saturday is the Homecoming football game and annual Step Show.

For all the details and to register click here.

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October 31: Friday Night in Downtown Harrisonburg:

Swing into downtown Harrisonburg when you get to town Friday night and meet up with your classmates and friends!  Over the last few years, downtown has experienced tremendous growth and has recently been designated the First Culinary District in Virginia and named the Great American Main Street!  Come see what downtown has to offer!

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October 31: A.A.:

Oct. 31 | 8-9pm | Burruss Hall 232

Alcoholics Anonymous open, young persons' meeting is Friday nights, 8pm, Burruss Hall, room 232.

There is a bus stop across Mason Street at Miller Hall and parking is available that evening at JMU in the regular, "lined" parking spaces (no metered spaces, no reserved spaces, no fire lanes).

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November 2014

November 1: Home Football Game MORE >

November 1: Cheerleading Reunion MORE >

November 1: Art Education Homecoming at Duke Hall MORE >

November 1: Homecoming Dukes' 5K Run/Walk MORE >

November 1: Art Education Homecoming at Duke Hall MORE >

November 1: Duke Hall Open House MORE >

November 1: Homecoming Headquarters MORE >

November 1: Alpha Phi Alpha 35th Anniversary MORE >

November 1: Dukettes Reunion MORE >

November 1: The Breeze Farewell Seeger Open House MORE >

November 1: MADISON HONORS: Homecoming Tailgate MORE >

November 1: Phi Mu Homecoming Reunion MORE >

November 1: Dia de los Muertos (Family Festival) MORE >

November 1: JMU Dukes vs. the William and Mary Tribe MORE >

November 1: 80s Night at JMU Homecoming MORE >

November 1: Annual Homecoming Step Show MORE >

November 1: Duke Ellington and Billy Strayhorn's Such Sweet Thunder MORE >

November 2: Homecoming to Duke Hall: Duke Hall Open House MORE >

November 3: Scholarly Writers' Lockdown MORE >

November 3: Workplace Substance Abuse Management for Supervisors MORE >

November 3: Common Ground MORE >

November 4: Eat, Drink, and Be Mindful MORE >

November 4: MBTI (Myers-Briggs Type Indicator) Dynamics MORE >

November 4: MBTI (Myers-Briggs Type Indicator) Dynamics MORE >

November 4: Visiting Scholars Program Lecturer Pilar Perez Solano MORE >

November 4: Hunger Banquet MORE >

November 5: Harmonious Suspension MORE >

November 5: Leadership for Supervisors Series MORE >

November 5: Alzheimers Series: When It Strikes at an Early Age MORE >

November 5: Alzheimers Series: When It Strikes at an Early Age MORE >

November 5: Ethical Reasoning Case Study Design and Pedagogy MORE >

November 5: Saving for a Rainy Day - Taking Advantage of Savings Opportunities MORE >

November 5: Saving for a Rainy Day - Taking Advantage of Savings Opportunities MORE >

November 5: MVS: iDebate Rwanda MORE >

November 6: Cascade Phase 3 Training MORE >

November 6: Winning with People MORE >

November 6: Business Meeting MORE >

November 6: Gilliam Center Speaker Series: Paul Cantor MORE >

November 6: Body Image & Self-Acceptance Workshop MORE >

November 6: Plastic, Electronics, Gold, and The Physics of Baseball MORE >

November 6: Alternative Spring Break Driving Placement Night MORE >

November 7: Nicolas Johnson Movement Theatre Master Class MORE >

November 7: Scholarly Writers' Lockdown MORE >

November 7: Basic Finance & Budgeting: Getting Your Financial Ducks in a Row MORE >

November 7: Community Emergency Response Team (CERT) II MORE >

November 7: 2nd Annual Veterans and Spouses Conference MORE >

November 7: UMD Student Sustainability Advisors: How Terps Leave Small Footprints MORE >

November 7: global connections MORE >

November 7: Economics Seminar Series: Vipul Bhatt MORE >

November 7: A.A. MORE >

November 7: La Bohème MORE >

November 8: Twinkling Stars Conference MORE >

November 10: Public Advocacy Contest MORE >

November 10: Scholarly Writers' Lockdown MORE >

November 10: Orientation Meeting for Spring 2015 Student Teachers MORE >

November 10: Deadline to submit requirements for Spring or May 2015 Student Teaching MORE >

November 10: Common Ground MORE >

November 10: An Evening of Storytelling with Garrison Keillor MORE >

November 11: Eat, Drink, and Be Mindful MORE >

November 11: Scholarship Agendas: Organize Projects, Manage Your Time MORE >

November 11: Spring Semester Hiring, FWS & Reporting Earnings on FAFSA MORE >

November 11: Spring Semester Hiring, FWS & Reporting Earnings on FAFSA MORE >

November 11: Alternative Spring Break Flying Letter Writing Party MORE >

November 12: Leadership for Supervisors Series MORE >

November 12: Clear as Mud MORE >

November 12: Clear as Mud MORE >

November 12: Special Collections Speakers Series MORE >

November 12: The Madison Plan Presidential Vision Tour 2014-15, New York City MORE >

November 12: Fall Student Dance Concert MORE >

November 13: Cascade Phase 1 and 2 Combined Training MORE >

November 13: Winning with People MORE >

November 13: Display Name MORE >

November 13: Display Name MORE >

November 13: Philip Kitcher Lecture MORE >

November 13: Speaker Anthony Gill MORE >

November 14: Scholarly Writers' Lockdown MORE >

November 14: Basic Finance & Budgeting: Getting Your Financial Ducks in a Row MORE >

November 14: Community Emergency Response Team (CERT) II MORE >

November 14: JIN Lecturer and Nobel Prize Winner Oliver Williamson MORE >

November 14: Injustice and the Dubious Value of Anger MORE >

November 14: 2014 Le Gourmet MORE >

November 14: thanksgiving MORE >

November 14: A.A. MORE >

November 14: JMU Brass Band MORE >

November 15: Academic Open House MORE >

November 16: Parallel Exit - Exit Stage Left MORE >

November 17: Scholarly Writers' Lockdown MORE >

November 17: Common Ground MORE >

November 18: Eat, Drink, and Be Mindful MORE >

November 18: The Object of Play MORE >

November 18: Motivational Theory and Philosophical Anthropology after Harlow's Monkeys: The Economics of Love and a 'Spiritual' Ethics for Every Day MORE >

November 19: Leadership for Supervisors Series MORE >

November 19: Economics Seminar Series: Alan Isaac MORE >

November 19: The Madison Plan Presidential Vision Tour 2014-15, Northern Virginia MORE >

November 19: Alternative Weekend Break Community Celebration MORE >

November 20: Transgender Day of Remembrance MORE >

November 20: Coffee and Conversations on Ethical Reasoning MORE >

November 20: Poetry and Science Part 1: Poetry, Physics, and the Cosmos MORE >

November 21: Scholarly Writers' Lockdown MORE >

November 21: Community Emergency Response Team (CERT) II MORE >

November 21: Professional Book Club: "If It Wasn't for the Customers I'd Really Like This Job" MORE >

November 21: Professional Book Club: "If It Wasn't for the Customers I'd Really Like This Job" MORE >

November 21: A.A. MORE >

November 22: Home Football Game MORE >

November 22: Thanksgiving Break MORE >

November 27: Thanksgiving Holiday MORE >

November 27: Thanksgiving Holiday MORE >

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