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September 2015

September 1: Drive-Thru Permit Pickup:

The Parking Services permit pickup drive-thru will be available for students who purchase their permits online after August 16. The drive-thru will be located on Lakeside Service Drive outside of the Parking Services office and will be open August 27 and 28 from 9:00 AM - 5:00 PM, on August 29 from 11:00 AM - 5:00 PM, and August 31 and September 1 from 9:00 AM - 5:00 PM.

Please remember that you will be required to present a photo ID when picking up your permit at the permit pickup drive-thru or in the office.

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September 1: VALIC One-On-One Counseling Sessions:

Let VALIC help you make financial decisions that are right for you. Schedule an appointment today with a consultant to discuss your personal financial situation on a confidential basis. They will be available to discuss how to help meet you financial goals with products, such as mutual funds and annuities, or other financial matters you have. Sessions start at 9:00 a.m. - 5:00 p.m. and will be held on the 3rd floor of the Wine Price building, North Campus, 752 Ott Street.

To schedule an appointment in advance call (888) 477-2680 or email sean.lankard@valic.com or email michael.cooley@valic.com or by phone at (800) 892-5558 Ext. 88900

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September 1: Breathe Well (TD2036):

Location: Wine-Price Building

Description: Asthma affects an estimated 15 million people in the United States.  Allergies affect ~50 million people in the U.S.  Our own Richmond, Virginia, was named the asthma capital of the United States by the Asthma and Allergy Foundation of America.  Most of us know someone who suffers from asthma, allergies or another breathing challenge like Chronic Obstructive Pulmonary Disease (COPD)....perhaps that person is you.  Breathing is something we all need to do in order to survive.  Learn more about how to Breathe Well with CommonHealth.

Presented by: Kristina Fischbach, CommonHealth Regional Coordinator

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September 1: Performance Management Information Session (TD1181):

Location: Wine-Price Building

Description: This session will cover the supervisors need to know items related to the performance evaluation process and a “crash course” overview of the performance management tools for Classified employees. Content of the session includes the key dates and timelines, best practices for performance management, and important reminders related to the process. Supervisors and employees are welcome to attend.

Presented by: Steve Hedrick and Jason Saunders, Human Resources Consultanting Services

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September 1: Life Program:

Location: Madison Union 304

The Leaders in International Friendship Exchange (or LIFE) program is a great opportunity for international students and local family members to connect with one another to develop mutual understanding and ultimately become friends. Attend this informational event to learn more about the program.

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September 2: Vigil for Alison Parker:

Formal portrait of Alison Parker6:45 a.m.
The Quad

Join the JMU family in remembering the life of 2012 alumna Alison Parker, a promising journalist who was killed on Aug. 26 while covering a story for Roanoke's WDBJ-TV.The early-morning vigil will mark one week since Parker was killed.

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September 3: TIAA-CREF One-On-One Counseling Sessions:

Let TIAA-CREF help you make financial decisions that are right for you. Schedule an appointment today with a consultant to discuss your personal financial situation on a confidential basis. They will be available to discuss how to help meet you financial goals with products, such as mutual funds and annuities, or other financial matters you have. Sessions start at 9:00 a.m. - 5:00 p.m. and will be held on the 3rd floor of the Wine Price building, North Campus, 752 Ott Street.

To schedule an appointment call (866) 842-2044 or log on to www.tiaa-cref.org/moc.

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September 3: 5 Choices (TD1699):

Location: All sessions except Session 4 will be held in the Wine-Price Building on the 3rd Floor.  Session 4 will meet in JMAC4, IT Training Center

Session: 1 of 5

Workshop Description: The barrage of information coming at us from multiple sources (e.g., texts, email, tweets, blogs, and alerts), coupled with the demands of our careers, are overwhelming and distracting. The sheer volume of information threatens our ability to think clearly and make wise decisions about what’s important. If we react to these stimuli without clear discernment, we fail to accomplish the goals that matter most in our professional and personal lives.

FranklinCovey’s The 5 Choices to Extraordinary Productivity solution inspires participants to apply a process that will dramatically increase their ability to achieve life’s most important outcomes. Supported by science and years of experience, this solution not only produces a measurable increase in productivity, but also provides a renewed sense of engagement and accomplishment.

“Extraordinary productivity is not about doing more. In fact, it’s about doing less. Most of us try to do too much, and as a result we give less than our best and finest effort to those few things that really matter.” ~ The 5 Choices to Extraordinary productivity

This Multi-Session workshop will include:

Choice 1: Act on the Important
After this section, participants will use common language and skill-set for determining the difference between important, less important, and unimportant investments of time and energy.

Choice 2: Go for the Extraordinary
After this section, participants will be able to:

  • Redefine their key roles as transformational rather than functional, an essential condition for achieving extraordinary productivity.
  • Set goals to ensure fulfillment of their key roles.

Choice 3: Schedule the Big Rocks

Choice 4: Rule Your Technology
After this section, participants will be able to:

  • Align their technological tools – computer, smartphone, etc. – into one system to serve their productivity needs.
  • Make “3 Master Moves” to prevent information overload that hampers productivity.

Choice 5: Fuel Your Fire

After this section, participants will be able to recharge their physical and mental energy levels continuously to increase their productivity.

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September 3: Def Poetry Jam:

Based on HBO's hit series and in collaboration with Urbintel Inc., Def Poetry Jam is a positive and thought-provoking program packed full with entertainment and artistic expression for all audiences. Featuring spoken word artists from various backgrounds and experiences, this event is free and open to the public for all to enjoy.

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September 4: Fall semester payment plan deadline: Today is the last day to enroll in the installment payment plan for the fall semester. Enrolling by this, but after August 4th, will result in your budgeted amount being distributed between 3 payments with the first payment being automatically withdrawn from your checking account or credit card on September 5th. The remaining payments will be on October 5th and November 5th. MORE >


September 4: Fall semester due date: The due date for fall semester tuition, fees, room, and board. The amount due on the student account that is not being covered by the installment payment plan or pending financial aid should be paid by this date. If not, any past due amount is eligible for a hold and potential late fees. MORE >


September 4: Fee Payment Deadline:

Payment due for fall tuition and fees

www.jmu.edu/ubo


 

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September 4: Scholarly Writers' Lockdown:

Location:  Rose Library, CFI Suite, Fifth Floor

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This registration link allows you to register for any Scholarly Writers' Lockdown dates for Fall 2015.


Need the time and space to advance or complete that writing project? Scholarly Writers’ Lockdowns provide an opportunity to faculty members who desire time and a place to focus on scholarly writing during the academic year.  Join colleagues, who will be independently working on their own writing, in a common space.  Leave with a sense of accomplishment and with increased scholarly productivity. 

Note:  Coffee is available for purchase at Starbucks. A CFI consultant will not be present during Scholarly Writers’ Lockdowns during the academic year. However, a writing consultations are available and can be requested in advance by submitting a Scholarship Consultation request here.  These requests must be made a week in advance.

Faculty participants will make progress toward:

  • Feeling an increased sense of belonging to the JMU community,and
  • Developing a holistic and integrated career plan.

Faculty participants will make progress toward the following scholarship area outcomes:

  • Advancing your scholarship agenda,
  • Advancing a current scholarly writing project, and
  • Enhancing scholarly productivity.
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September 4: Customer Service When the Customer ISN'T Right (TD1065):

Location: Wine-Price Building

Workshop Description: Count to 20. Take a deep breath. Don’t take it personally. We’ve all heard it. But how do you do it? Although we all value our customers, there are times when we can feel our blood pressure rising and we notice the tone of our voice beginning to change. In this workshop, we will study those challenging customers and create strategies to serve them effectively.

Presented by: Suzanne Vance, Training Coordinator

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September 4: Wilson Memorial HS Exhibition: Please refer to Canvas for report time. MORE >


September 4: Wine and Cheese at the Arboretum:

5-8 p.m.
Ernst Terrace, Edith J. Carrier Arboretum

Josie Showalter, manager of the Harrisonburg Farmers Market speaks on the history of the market and how it supports environmental stewardship and community well-being.

Reception begins at 5 p.m., demonstration by the executive pastry sous chef at 5:30 p.m., guest speaker at 6 p.m. Cost is $15 per person.

Live music by Lady Godiva at the Journey Stage Garden follows the lecture, beginning at 7 p.m.

Online pre-registration is needed by 5 p.m. Sept. 1; visit http://www.jmu.edu/arboretum.

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September 4: Student Org Night:

Make sure you come check out the Alternative Break Program table at Student Org Night on UREC turf toi find out how you can get involved this year!!

See you there!

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September 4: Alcoholics Anonymous:

Alcoholics Anonymous open meeting for young people is Friday night at 8pm in Madison Union 311.

There is a bus stop located on Bluestone Drive in front of Warren Hall (a part of Madison Union).  Parking is available on-campus.

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September 5: September payment plan payment: The September payment plan payment will be automatically withdrawn from the checking account or credit card set up for use on the plan. MORE >


September 5: JMU vs. Morehead State Home Game: MORE >


September 6: International Student Reception:

Location: Madison Union Ballroom

International Student Reception flyer

Dress to impress and mesmerize your friends. Trust me, there will be many opportunities to take photos. Join us for the fun, and the refreshments, Make new friends, and meet our special guest!

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

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September 7: Most Decked Out Room Contest Submission Deadline:

All submissions to our Most Decked Out Room Contest must be tweeted to @JMUResLIfe by Monday, September 7 at 11:59 p.m.

Winners will be notified via email and will be announced on the Office of Residence Life Facebook page and Twitter.

Learn more about the contest here!

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September 7: Scholarly Writers' Lockdown:

Location:  Rose Library, CFI Suite, Fifth Floor

Click to Register 

This registration link allows you to register for any Scholarly Writers' Lockdown dates for Fall 2015.


Need the time and space to advance or complete that writing project? Scholarly Writers’ Lockdowns provide an opportunity to faculty members who desire time and a place to focus on scholarly writing during the academic year.  Join colleagues, who will be independently working on their own writing, in a common space.  Leave with a sense of accomplishment and with increased scholarly productivity. 

Note:  Coffee is available for purchase at Starbucks. A CFI consultant will not be present during Scholarly Writers’ Lockdowns during the academic year. However, a writing consultations are available and can be requested in advance by submitting a Scholarship Consultation request here.  These requests must be made a week in advance.

Faculty participants will make progress toward:

  • Feeling an increased sense of belonging to the JMU community,and
  • Developing a holistic and integrated career plan.

Faculty participants will make progress toward the following scholarship area outcomes:

  • Advancing your scholarship agenda,
  • Advancing a current scholarly writing project, and
  • Enhancing scholarly productivity.
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September 7: UREC Grad Night: UREC Grad Night Flyer MORE >


September 7: Life Program:

Location: Madison Union 304

The Leaders in International Friendship Exchange (or LIFE) program is a great opportunity for international students and local family members to connect with one another to develop mutual understanding and ultimately become friends. Attend this informational event to learn more about the program.

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September 7: Finance and Quantitative Finance Career Prep Night:

Monday, September 7, 2015 | 7:00 p.m. | Zane Showker Hall, Room G6: Finance and Quantitative Finance majors are welcome to attend the Finance and Quantitative Finance Career Prep night, formerly called "Resume Night."

Students will be able to learn about concentrations and minors that are available to FIN and QFIN majors, while also learning how to create an excellent resume, how to have a successful interview, and how to use LinkedIn effectively. Lastly, students will have the opportunity to get their resume reviewed by FIN and QFIN faculty.

Please bring a copy of your resume to be reviewed!

Pizza will be available and dress is casual.  

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September 8: Final day to drop class without paying tuition: The add/drop date is the final date for the fall semester at which point a class can be dropped and the student will not be responsible for the tuition charges for the class. If you are a full time student and dropping the class will not drop you below full time there will be no tuition adjustment beyond any tuition differential or course fees charges for the particular class. MORE >


September 8: End of Add/Drop Period:

End of Add/Drop period for semester and 1st block. W grade and corresponding tuition charges will apply after this date.

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September 8: Last Day to Add or Drop A Class:

Last Day to Add/Drop a Class for semester courses and 1st Block Courses

Witdrawing from a class after the drop deadline results in a "W" grade and corresponding tuition charges, if applicable.

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September 8: End of Add/Drop period semester and 1st block:

End of Add/Drop period for semester and 1st block.

W grade and corresponding tuition charges will apply after this date.


 

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September 8: ResumePREP:

Madison Union Ballroom

Join us on Tuesday, September 8 from 11:00 a.m. - 3:00 p.m. to have your resume reviewed by experienced professionals in a casual, relaxed environment. Professional reviewers are recruiters from various companies, and staff from Career & Academic Planning. Please arrive with a copy of your resume, and you will have a personal review on a first-come first-served basis. This is a great opportunity to prepare your resume for Career Fair. Contact recruitaduke@jmu.edu.

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September 8: Storytime in the Understory:

11 a.m.-noon
Edith J. Carrier Arboretum

The monthly program helps children develop an understanding of the importance of nature from children’s literature selections. Bring a picnic blanket or lawn chairs and a brown-bag picnic lunch for after storytime.

For more information, check http://www.jmu.edu/arboretum.

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September 8: Resume PREP:

Location: JMU Madison Union Ballroom, Warren Hall, 170 Bluestone Dr Harrisonburg, VA 22801 (map)

ResumePREP provides an opportunity for you to have your resume reviewed by an experienced professional in a casual, relaxed environment. Please arrive with a copy of your resume and you will get to meet with an employer for 10 minutes on a first-come first-served basis. This is a great opportunity to gain valuable feedback on your resume in preparation for the Fall Career Fair! CAP staff will also be on-hand for resume reviews. Note the new location.

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September 8: Life Program:

Location: Roop Hall 327

As you already know, the LIFE program is a great opportunity for international students and local family members to connect with one another to develop mutual understanding and ultimately to become friends. During this kick-off meeting individuals who are matched will be informed of their match, and be provided with time to connect and share.

For driving and parking information, contact Hunter Swanson.

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September 9: Alt. Weekend Break Trip Leader Applications Due!: Want to get away for the weekend? Love doing service? Become an Alternative Weekend Break Leader! Check out the Weekend Breaks for the 2015 fall semester and see which one you would like to lead! Download the application here and email it to abp@jmu.edu by September 9th! MORE >


September 9: COVITS 2015:

Held in Richmond, VA 

Overview

Government Technology’s passion is helping spread best practices and spurring innovation in the public sector. COVITS is designed to do just that. The summit has an advisory board that gathers public- and private-sector leaders to create an agenda designed to make that passion relevant and actionable to the state and local government organizations attending the summit. Participants tell us they use the inspirational keynotes, leadership discussions, networking breaks, and the timely topics discussed in the numerous breakout sessions to help advance the goals of their organizations.
 
If you influence or participate in technology decisions or implementations at any level, you will want to attend.  Don't miss this opportunity to see the latest in digital government solutions, keep abreast of current policy issues, and network with key government executives, technologists and industry specialists.

This Year’s Topics Include:

  • Innovation and Leadership
  • Digital Government Trends
  • Emerging Technologies
  • Mobility and Citizen Engagement
  • Data and Analytics
  • Cyber Security
  • Cloud Services
  • Collaboration

Registration Information

Open to Public Sector only.
Registration Fee per person: $85.00
Registration by credit card only; no billing.

If you represent a Private Sector organization and are interested in attending the Event, please contact Heather Earney, Sales Operations Manager (916) 932-1435.

For more information, please visit the COVITS website

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September 9: Individual Professional Development Plan Workshop (TD1152):

Location: Wine-Price Building

Workshop Description: Individual Professional Development Plan: What is it? And how do I use it?
Developing a realistic personal plan for professional growth and development can be challenging and overwhelming. During this session, the Individual Professional Development Plan (IPDP) will be reviewed and the steps to create a meaningful plan will be covered. Participants will also have time to work on or complete their own IPDP.

Presented by: Steve Hedrick, JMU Human Resources Consulting Services

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September 9: Internship 101:

Location SSC 3270 (within CAP office, 3rd floor of the Student Success Ctr) (map)

DescriptionWant an internship, but are not sure where to start? Learn what you need to consider when getting started on your internship search in a small group format. All sessions are held in SSC 3270 (on the 3rd floor of the Student Success Center in the Career & Academic Planning Suite). No RSVP required.
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September 9: Beginning Piano Classes for Adults:

Beginning Piano Classes for Adults

Piano Keys

  • Learn the basics of the piano and how to read music
  • Play folk, light classics, and easy jazz
  • Compose a song
  • Learn in a relaxed friendly environment
  • 12 weeks/1 hour class per week
  • Limited space – 14 per class

Times and Dates

Wednesdays at 6:00pm
Beginning Sept. 9th
Instructor Dr. Tonya Menard

Or

Fridays at 12:20pm
Beginning Sept. 11th
Instructor Mrs. Candace Wilson Bush

Music Building
880 S. Main St  (on the quad)
Parking in Warsaw Deck

Registration

Registration preferred by Wednesday September 2, 2015.

Contact: Dr. Tonya Menard by email - menardtm@dukes.jmu.edu

Course Fee: $250.00 (Check only payable to James Madison University, includes books and materials)

Dr. Tonya Menard

Dr. Tonya MenardDr. Tonya Menard is a graduate of James Madison University with a DMA in Piano Performance, Literature and Pedagogy.  She is a nationally certified teacher through the Music Teachers National Association (MTNA) and a past president of the Tidewater Music Teachers Forum.  She is the current state theory chair for Virginia Music Teachers Association, working with a team of VMTA teachers to include twentieth-century idioms into precollege theory curricula.  Her theory research was published under the title “20th-Century Theory, It’s About Time: The Compositional Techniques of Maurice Ravel” in the April/May 2013 American Music Teacher magazine.  Dr. Menard is a collaborative and solo artist, lecturer, private vocal coach, piano, and theory teacher, as well as the primary accompanist for the JMU Chorale.  She teaches courses at JMU and Mary Baldwin College including piano pedagogy, class piano, and private lessons. Additionally, Dr. Menard enjoys conducting the Page County Community Choir and serves as the Administrative Assistant for the School of Music's annual Vocal Arts Camp.

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September 9: conversation partner program:

Location: Festival, Allegheny

Conversation Partner Program Kick Off event

Are you interested in practicing another language and to share your culture with another JMU friend? Come to Allegheny Room on Sept. 9th at 7pm to find out more about it!

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

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September 10: Lightning in a Bottle: Transformative Classroom Management (Workshop):

Location: Student Success Center room 1075; a light breakfast will be provided.

Click to Register

This event is also offered on FRI, 11 Sep at 12:00 PM - 1:30 PM in Rose Library

Faculty whose pedagogy includes highly contextualized, problem-solving exercises talk about ‘catching lightning in a bottle’ when content and student engagement align to produce significant learning experiences.  These incidents don’t happen by chance: they are the result of good classroom management skills by instructors who take the role of mediator, skillfully connecting student-based inquiry with course goals through transformative teaching.  This workshop introduces the principles of transformative teaching, provides participants opportunities to evaluate their own ‘lightning’ experiences, and suggests classroom management strategies to enhance inquiry.

Faculty participants will make progress toward these teaching outcomes:

  • Appreciating pedagogy--the art and science of teaching and learning--as a significant higher education endeavor,
  • Identifying factors that influence pedagogical choices, and
  • Creating assignments and/or courses that support higher-level learning (deep learning).

Faculty participants will make progress toward these workshop outcomes:

  • Exploring the principles of Transformative Teaching,
  • Evaluating their own classroom management practices, and
  • Identifying techniques that create contexts for transformative learning experiences.

Facilitator: Carole Nash, Ph.D., Department of Integrated Science and Technology 

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September 10: Copy & Card Services and the Computer Loan Program (TD1026):

Location: Wine Price Building

Workshop Description:

Campus Card Services
Becky Hinkle, Director of Business Services, will share the How and Why of a critical aspect of JMU life….the JACard. It is your official identification, the mode of entrance to many buildings on campus and a can buy you an afternoon soda or snack from vending!

JMU Copy Centers
The JMU Copy Center delivers…literally! Not only can they handle full color and digital printing, copy, stuff and mail out your big projects, prepare Coursepacks and do copyright research, they will bring your job right to your office! Lisa Rhodes, Copy Centers Manager and Becky Hinkle, Director of Business Services, will give you an overview of the JMU Copy Centers and answer any questions you may have.

Computer Loan Program
Did you know that all full-time, non-probationary JMU employees are eligible to participate in the computer loan program? Lisa Coffman from the Business Services Office and a representative of the JMU Bookstore will tell you about this tremendous benefit and how to get involved in it.

Presented by: Office of Institutional Research; Lisa Rhodes, Manager, Copy Center; Becky Hinkle, Director of Business Services; Lisa Coffman, Business Services Coordinator; and a representative from the JMU Bookstore

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September 10: Resume Writing Workshop:

Location: SSC 3270 (within CAP office on 3rd floor of Student Success Center) (map)

Learn how to write a resume from scratch.  The components of good resume writing will be covered, including content, format, and appearance. All Resume Writing Workshops are held in the Student Success Center, 3rd Floor, Room 3270 (CAP Conference Room).

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September 10: 5 Choices (TD1699):

Location: All sessions except Session 4 will be held in the Wine-Price Building on the 3rd Floor.  Session 4 will meet in JMAC4, IT Training Center

Session: 2 of 5

Workshop Description: The barrage of information coming at us from multiple sources (e.g., texts, email, tweets, blogs, and alerts), coupled with the demands of our careers, are overwhelming and distracting. The sheer volume of information threatens our ability to think clearly and make wise decisions about what’s important. If we react to these stimuli without clear discernment, we fail to accomplish the goals that matter most in our professional and personal lives.

FranklinCovey’s The 5 Choices to Extraordinary Productivity solution inspires participants to apply a process that will dramatically increase their ability to achieve life’s most important outcomes. Supported by science and years of experience, this solution not only produces a measurable increase in productivity, but also provides a renewed sense of engagement and accomplishment.

“Extraordinary productivity is not about doing more. In fact, it’s about doing less. Most of us try to do too much, and as a result we give less than our best and finest effort to those few things that really matter.” ~ The 5 Choices to Extraordinary productivity

This Multi-Session workshop will include:

Choice 1: Act on the Important
After this section, participants will use common language and skill-set for determining the difference between important, less important, and unimportant investments of time and energy.

Choice 2: Go for the Extraordinary
After this section, participants will be able to:

  • Redefine their key roles as transformational rather than functional, an essential condition for achieving extraordinary productivity.
  • Set goals to ensure fulfillment of their key roles.

Choice 3: Schedule the Big Rocks

Choice 4: Rule Your Technology
After this section, participants will be able to:

  • Align their technological tools – computer, smartphone, etc. – into one system to serve their productivity needs.
  • Make “3 Master Moves” to prevent information overload that hampers productivity.

Choice 5: Fuel Your Fire

After this section, participants will be able to recharge their physical and mental energy levels continuously to increase their productivity.

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September 10: An Evening of Mozart (featuring Dorothy Maddison, soprano):

Dorothy MaddisonIN THE FORBES CONCERT HALL

JMU voice faculty member Dorothy Maddison will take the stage for An Evening of Mozart featuring the JMU Symphony Orchestra and a semi-staged production of Mozart's opera, The Impresario.

Soprano Dorothy Maddison has a B.M. honors and distinction from St. Olaf College and a M.M. and D.M.A. in vocal performance from ASU. During her 20-year professional career in Europe, Maddison was a full-time soloist with the Stadttheater Döbeln (Germany), where she had lead roles in Les Contes d’HoffmannLucia di LammermoorOrphée aux Enfers, and Le Nozze di Figaro. She sang Christine in the Yeston-Kopit version of Phantom.

Maddison is co-author of Kein’ Angst Baby!, a guide book for singers in the German audition process. Recordings include Christmas Art Songs (Mario Balzi, piano) and Songs for Bertha and Brenda: Two song cycles for soprano featuring ME (Brenda Ueland) by Libby Larsen and Brautlieder by Peter Cornelius.

Since joining JMU in 2002, her engagements include singing for the vice president of Brazil, the Staunton Music Festival and Haydn’s Creation in 2012 in London. Her recent collaborations with composer Larry Taylor include the song cycle Marie Curie and the role of older Psyche in his opera Eros and Psyche.

Provides MUS 195 Credit

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September 11: Scholarly Writers' Lockdown:

Location:  Rose Library, CFI Suite, Fifth Floor

Click to Register 

This registration link allows you to register for any Scholarly Writers' Lockdown dates for Fall 2015.


Need the time and space to advance or complete that writing project? Scholarly Writers’ Lockdowns provide an opportunity to faculty members who desire time and a place to focus on scholarly writing during the academic year.  Join colleagues, who will be independently working on their own writing, in a common space.  Leave with a sense of accomplishment and with increased scholarly productivity. 

Note:  Coffee is available for purchase at Starbucks. A CFI consultant will not be present during Scholarly Writers’ Lockdowns during the academic year. However, a writing consultations are available and can be requested in advance by submitting a Scholarship Consultation request here.  These requests must be made a week in advance.

Faculty participants will make progress toward:

  • Feeling an increased sense of belonging to the JMU community,and
  • Developing a holistic and integrated career plan.

Faculty participants will make progress toward the following scholarship area outcomes:

  • Advancing your scholarship agenda,
  • Advancing a current scholarly writing project, and
  • Enhancing scholarly productivity.
MORE >


September 11: Altruistic Brain Theory: Mechanisms Underpinning Behaviors that Obey an Ethical Universal:

Grafton-Stovall Theater

Donald Pfaff, professor at The Rockefeller University, will present a lecture on "Altruistic Brain Theory: Mechanisms Underpinning Behaviors that Obey an Ethical Universal." The lecture takes the position that altruistic behavior can be treated as a natural neurobiological phenomenon, regulated by mechanisms that are universal across the scope of humans' brains.  Most importantly, an efficient theory of how these mechanisms work will be presented; a brief digest of the book The Altruistic Brain.  This theory explains a wide range of prosocial behaviors without making any special assumptions about human neurophysiological capacities.  Explaining altruistic behavior in this mechanistic way is perfectly compatible with evolutionary theories.  While countervailing tendencies toward male aggression must be admitted (and can be explained), we think that prosocial mechanisms explain a very large percentage of the behaviors shown by a very large percentage of people.

Dr. Pfaff is a member of the National Academy of Sciences and a fellow of the American Academy of Arts and Sciences. The author of several books on the brain and behavior, he received the 2005 Award for Excellence in Professional and Scholarly Publishing (medical science category) of the Association of American Publishers for his book, Brain Arousal and Information Theory. He received the 2010 Ipsen Foundation Prize in Neuronal Plasticity and the Daniel S. Lehrman Lifetime Achievement Award in Behavioral Neuroendocrinology in 2011.

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September 11: Visiting Scholar Lecture: Altruistic Brain Theory:

Location: Grafton-Stovall Theatre

Click here to register


Dr. Pfaff

Donald Pfaff, Rockefeller University, is a member of the National Academy of Sciences and a fellow of the American Academy of Arts and Sciences. The author of several books on the brain and behavior, he received the 2005 Award for Excellence in Professional and Scholarly Publishing (medical science category) of the Association of American Publishers for his work, Brain Arousal and Information Theory. He received the 2010 Ipsen Foundation Prize in Neuronal Plasticity and the Daniel S. Lehrman Lifetime Achievement Award in Behavioral Neuroendocrinology in 2011.

Abstract: "Altruistic Brain Theory: Mechanisms Underpinning Behaviors that Obey an Ethical Universal." The lecture takes the position that altruistic behavior can be treated as a natural neurobiological phenomenon, regulated by mechanisms that are universal across the scope of humans' brains. Most importantly, an efficient theory of how these mechanisms work will be presented; a bried digest of the book The Altruistic Brain. this theory explains a wide range of prosocial behaviors without making any special assumptions about human neurophysiological capacities. Explaining altruistic behvior in theis mechanistic way is perfectly compatible with evolutionary theories. While countervailing tendencies toward male aggression must be admitted (and can be explained), we think that procosial mechanisms explains a very large percentage of the behaviors shown by a very large percentage of people.


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September 11: Lightning in a Bottle: Transformative Classroom Management (Workshop):

Location: Rose Library room 5211; a working lunch will be provided.

Click to Register

This event is also offered on THU, 10 Sep at 8:00 AM - 9:30 AM in the Student Success Center

Faculty whose pedagogy includes highly contextualized, problem-solving exercises talk about ‘catching lightning in a bottle’ when content and student engagement align to produce significant learning experiences.  These incidents don’t happen by chance: they are the result of good classroom management skills by instructors who take the role of mediator, skillfully connecting student-based inquiry with course goals through transformative teaching.  This workshop introduces the principles of transformative teaching, provides participants opportunities to evaluate their own ‘lightning’ experiences, and suggests classroom management strategies to enhance inquiry.

Faculty participants will make progress toward these teaching outcomes:

  • Appreciating pedagogy--the art and science of teaching and learning--as a significant higher education endeavor,
  • Identifying factors that influence pedagogical choices, and
  • Creating assignments and/or courses that support higher-level learning (deep learning).

Faculty participants will make progress toward these workshop outcomes:

  • Exploring the principles of Transformative Teaching,
  • Evaluating their own classroom management practices, and
  • Identifying techniques that create contexts for transformative learning experiences.

Facilitator: Carole Nash, Ph.D., Department of Integrated Science and Technology 

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September 11: Global Connections:

Location: HOffman Hall Lounge

Global Connections flyer

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 stresfful week.

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

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September 11: Alcoholics Anonymous:

Alcoholics Anonymous open meeting for young people is Friday night at 8pm in Madison Union 311.

There is a bus stop located on Bluestone Drive in front of Warren Hall (a part of Madison Union).  Parking is available on-campus.

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September 11: Eisenhower Dance headlines the New Dance Festival:

Eisenhower Dance, Detroit’s premier contemporary dance company, returns to the Forbes Center to perform an exciting collection of repertory by nationally-known guest choreographers. This year’s New Dance Festival also features JMU’s award-winning dance faculty members.

For ticket and further information, visit http://www.jmu.edu/forbescenter/events/2015/09/11-eisenhower-dance.shtml

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September 12: JMU Band Day // JMU vs. Lehigh Home Game:

All high school band students are invited to James Madison University to march at halftime with "Virginia's Finest" Marching Royal Dukes.

More information about the event is available here.

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September 12: JMU Student Veterans Association 9/11 5K:

The 9/11 JMU SVA 5k welcomes runners and walkers of all levels and of all ages. This event is the perfect opportunity for you to personally come out and thank your local veterans, their families, and first responders in an annual, fun, and family friendly environment! All proceeds benefit Operation Enduring Freedom & Operation Iraqi Freedom Student Veterans at James Madison University.

Just $19.11 includes race t-shirt, light breakfast, and service activities at the event. All proceeds benefit student veterans at JMU, creating a "military supportive" community on campus and in the community.

To register, click here.

Runner from 2014 SVA 9/11 5K

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September 12: Computer Based Praxis Test:

The James Madison University Praxis testing site is located in the Assessment & Testing Center (formerly known as the Ashby Lab) in the basement of the Ashby Residence Hall. It can be accessed through a small entry door on the ground floor to the right of the main hall steps. 

We offer testing on Saturdays once a month, twice a month in January and September. Please remember that not all tests are offered on all testing dates. Go to the ETS website for further information and to register at http://www.ets.org/praxis.

- See more at: http://www.jmu.edu/coe/esc/praxis.shtml
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September 14: KAW: Maddi Gras!:

Yes, the pun was intended, because this is a Mardi Gras themed event to kickoff our Hurricane Katrina Awareness Week! Make sure you come to the Commons between 11 and 2 to see what we have going on.

We will be tie dying shirts, playing jazz music, handing out beads and much more!

You don't want to miss this! See you there!!!

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September 14: Scholarly Writers' Lockdown:

Location:  Rose Library, CFI Suite, Fifth Floor

Click to Register 

This registration link allows you to register for any Scholarly Writers' Lockdown dates for Fall 2015.


Need the time and space to advance or complete that writing project? Scholarly Writers’ Lockdowns provide an opportunity to faculty members who desire time and a place to focus on scholarly writing during the academic year.  Join colleagues, who will be independently working on their own writing, in a common space.  Leave with a sense of accomplishment and with increased scholarly productivity. 

Note:  Coffee is available for purchase at Starbucks. A CFI consultant will not be present during Scholarly Writers’ Lockdowns during the academic year. However, a writing consultations are available and can be requested in advance by submitting a Scholarship Consultation request here.  These requests must be made a week in advance.

Faculty participants will make progress toward:

  • Feeling an increased sense of belonging to the JMU community,and
  • Developing a holistic and integrated career plan.

Faculty participants will make progress toward the following scholarship area outcomes:

  • Advancing your scholarship agenda,
  • Advancing a current scholarly writing project, and
  • Enhancing scholarly productivity.
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September 14: KAW: American Red Cross Info Session:

Come to the American Red Cross Information Session in the Student Success Center room 3270 to hear about what the American Red Cross does and how you can have a future career with disaster relief. You can also get information about the upcoming Alternative Thanksgiving Break to New Orleans!!!

This is a co-sponsered event with the Career and Academic Planning center!

#KatrinaAwarenessWeek

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September 14: Dominion Lecture: "The New Networked Campus Anti-Rape Movement":

Caroline HeldmanPresented by Dr. Caroline Heldman
Festival Highlands Room
Reception following in same location

Dr. Heldman will discuss the campus sexual assault epidemic and new efforts to combat it. She will examine the brief history of the new Campus Anti-Rape Movement and what it has accomplished since its inception in 2013. This lecture will emphasize best practices for activists who are interested in shifting rape culture on college campuses.

Dr. Caroline Heldman is Associate Professor of Politics at Occidental College in Los Angeles, CA. She specializes in the presidency, media, gender, and race in the American context. Heldman earned her Ph.D. in Political Science from Rutgers University and graduated summa cum laude with a degree in Business Management from Washington State University. She has been active in “real world” politics as a congressional staffer, campaign manager, campaign consultant, and political activist. Heldman has also been active in the new campus anti-rape movement. She was the lead Title IX complainant against Occidental College, co-founded the Oxy Sexual Assault Coalition with student Audrey Logan, co-founded End Rape on Campus (EROC), and co-founded Faculty Against Rape (FAR). Heldman works with survivor activists across the nation to hold their schools accountable.

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September 14: Dominion Lecture: "The New Networked Campus Anti-Rape Movement":

Caroline HeldmanPresented by Dr. Caroline Heldman
Festival Highlands Room
Reception following in same location

Dr. Heldman will discuss the campus sexual assault epidemic and new efforts to combat it. She will examine the brief history of the new Campus Anti-Rape Movement and what it has accomplished since its inception in 2013. This lecture will emphasize best practices for activists who are interested in shifting rape culture on college campuses.

Dr. Caroline Heldman is Associate Professor of Politics at Occidental College in Los Angeles, CA. She specializes in the presidency, media, gender, and race in the American context. Heldman earned her Ph.D. in Political Science from Rutgers University and graduated summa cum laude with a degree in Business Management from Washington State University. She has been active in “real world” politics as a congressional staffer, campaign manager, campaign consultant, and political activist. Heldman has also been active in the new campus anti-rape movement. She was the lead Title IX complainant against Occidental College, co-founded the Oxy Sexual Assault Coalition with student Audrey Logan, co-founded End Rape on Campus (EROC), and co-founded Faculty Against Rape (FAR). Heldman works with survivor activists across the nation to hold their schools accountable.

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September 14: Dominion Lecture with Dr. Caroline Heldman:

Caroline Heldman"The New Networked Campus Anti-Rape Movement"
Presented by Dr. Caroline Heldman

Festival Highlands Room
Reception following in same location

Dr. Heldman will discuss the campus sexual assault epidemic and new efforts to combat it. She will examine the brief history of the new Campus Anti- Rape Movement and what it has accomplished since its inception in 2013. This lecture will emphasize best practices for activists who are interested in shifting rape culture on college campuses.

Dr. Caroline Heldman is Associate Professor of Politics at Occidental College in Los Angeles, CA. She specializes in the presidency, media, gender, and race in the American context. Heldman earned her Ph.D. in Political Science from Rutgers University and graduated summa cum laude with a degree in Business Management from Washington State University. She has been active in “real world” politics as a congressional staffer, campaign manager, campaign consultant, and political activist. Heldman has also been active in the new campus anti-rape movement. She was the lead Title IX complainant against Occidental College, co-founded the Oxy Sexual Assault Coalition with student Audrey Logan, co-founded End Rape on Campus (EROC), and co-founded Faculty Against Rape (FAR). Heldman works with survivor activists across the nation to hold their schools accountable.

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September 14: The Multimedia Trombone (featuring Andrew Lankford, trombone):

Andrew Lankford

IN THE FORBES RECITAL HALL

Andrew Lankford is the trombonist with the Madison Brass, the solo trombonist with the Massanutten Brass Band, and a member of Mr. Jefferson's Bones. Everything in this concert includes video projection, audio tracks, theatrical elements, or a combination of all three.

As a soloist, Lankford has appeared at the Eastern Trombone Workshop, The Kennedy Center, and as a featured soloist with the JMU Symphony Orchestra, JMU Brass Band, Massanutten Brass Band, JMU Wind Symphony, JMU Jazz Band, JMU Concert Band, Armstrong Community Band, UNCG Symphony Orchestra and Louisiana Tech Jazz Ensemble.

Lankford holds a B.M. in music education from the University of North Carolina at Greensboro, a M.M. in trombone performance from the University of Kansas, and a D.M.A. in trombone performance from the University of North Carolina at Greensboro. His primary teachers include Randy Kohlenberg and Max Bonecutter.

An associate professor of trombone, Lankford joined the faculty of James Madison University in 2001. Before coming to JMU, Lankford held teaching positions at Louisiana Tech University, Armstrong Atlantic State University and the University of North Carolina at Greensboro.

Provides MUS 195 Credit

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September 14: KAW: Welcome to New Orleans Documentary:

Come to the Madison Union Ballroom to see a Documentary Screening "Welcome to New Orleans" with a Q&A following the documentary with Malik Rahim (who is featured in the Ducumentary!!!). The first 100 guests get free popcorn! So get there early!!

This is a passport event (occupational and intellectual) so come out and get credit!! Does it get any better?!

#KatrinaAwarenessWeek

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September 15: Green Office Assistant (TD1516):

Location: Wine-Price Building

Workshop Description: Make a difference in your office's environmental impact! Part of the Administrative Assistant Certificate Program, this workshop will focus on "green" best practices for assistants. Bring your ideas, learn from the experience of others, and obtain tools from JMU's Office of Environmental Stewardship and Sustainability to support your efforts.

Presented by: Amanda Bodle, Program Coordinator, Office of Environmental Stewardship and Sustainability

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September 15: Internship 101:

Location SSC 3270 (within CAP office, 3rd floor of the Student Success Ctr) (map)

DescriptionWant an internship, but are not sure where to start? Learn what you need to consider when getting started on your internship search in a small group format. All sessions are held in SSC 3270 (on the 3rd floor of the Student Success Center in the Career & Academic Planning Suite). No RSVP required.
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September 15: KAW: Science on the Sphere:

Come to Memorial Hall 5110B at 12:30pm to learn about the Climate Change Module! How do they track hurricanes? Come early because only the first 49 people can participate!

This event is co-sponsered with the Department of Interdisciplinary Liberal Studies.
This is a passport event (intellectual and environmental)!

#KatrinaAwarenessWeek

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September 15: Resume Writing Workshop:

Location: SSC 3270 (within CAP office on 3rd floor of Student Success Center) (map)

Learn how to write a resume from scratch.  The components of good resume writing will be covered, including content, format, and appearance. All Resume Writing Workshops are held in the Student Success Center, 3rd Floor, Room 3270 (CAP Conference Room).

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September 15: Student Employment Essentials (TD1464):

Workshop Focus: News & Updates; Supervising Student Employees, Student Employee Discipline; Safety & Accident Reporting

Course#: TD1464

Location: Wine-Price Building

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.

Presented by: Amber Weaver-Shifflett, Student Employment Manager, The Student Work Experience Center

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September 15: Track II Honors Orientation:

Location: TBD

This orientation session will introduce new Track II Honors students to the goals and mission of Honors, program curricula and expectations, and the many opportunities open to JMU Honors students. Honors staff and veteran Honors students will be on hand to meet you and answer any questions.

All new Honors students are expected to attend. If you are unable to participate, please email the Honors academic advisor, Jared Diener, at dienerjl@jmu.edu

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September 15: KAW - Natural Disaster or Manmade Disaster?:

Caroline Heldman and Malik Rahim, founders of Lower Ninth Ward Living Museum and Common Ground Relief, are coming to talk to us about Hurrican Katrina! This is a Passport Event (intellectual) and speakers that you do not want to miss! Join us at 7pm in Grafton Stovall Theatre!

This event is co-sponsered with CMSS!

#KatrinaAwarenessWeek

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September 15: KAW: Open Mic Night:

Come out to Open Mic Night in TDU!!! Theme: Slam Poetry, but you can show off any talent you have!!


#KatrinaAwarenessWeek

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September 16: Resume Writing Workshop:

Location: SSC 3270 (within CAP office on 3rd floor of Student Success Center) (map)

Learn how to write a resume from scratch.  The components of good resume writing will be covered, including content, format, and appearance. All Resume Writing Workshops are held in the Student Success Center, 3rd Floor, Room 3270 (CAP Conference Room).

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September 16: KAW: Tea Time:

Come join us for tea at Madison Union Patio for tea time, co-sponsered with Mad4U! We will have a discussion oabout different organizations who's mission is to help areas affected by disasters. This event is free!

#KatrinaAwarenessWeek

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September 16: KAW: Celebration of Community at E-hall:

Come to E-hall for a night of New Orleans cuisine, Mardi Gras themed! Creole and cajun food, live music from zydeco band, and information about NOLA/Hurrican Katrina! Use a punch and come on out! This is a passport event (social)!

#KatrinaAwarenessWeek

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September 16: Honors Study Abroad Info Session:

Location: TBD

Learn more about upcoming study abroad opportunities available through the Honors Program:

Honors Seminars Abroad: Three-week Maymester courses open to first- and second-year Honors students.

Oxford, Cambridge, and St. Andrews: Summer, semester, or full year study abroad experiences at Britain's oldest and most respected universities. Oxford and St. Andrews are ideal for sophomores and juniors; Cambridge is open to students in any year. Students receive Honors credits through these study abroad programs.

Faculty study abroad leaders and students with study abroad experience will discuss program details, application information, and answer questions.

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September 16: Gilliam Center Speaker: Jennifer Baker:

Zane Sowker Hall, G005 | "Visible Hands: Virtue in the Market"

Jennifer Baker is a graduate of Brown University (B.A. in Philosophy and Political Science, 1995) and the University of Arizona (Ph.D., 2003). Her research is on virtue ethics, and she looks to ancient ethical theories as positive examples of how ethics ought to be done today. She teaches courses on ethical and political theory, environmental ethics and philosophy, business ethics, bioethics, and American philosophy.  

See all upcoming and past Gillaim Center Speakers here

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September 16: KAW: DEEP Impact:

Come to the Madison Union Ballroom for a night of DEEP Impact at 7pm! THis is a co-sponsered event with CMSS and is a night that you don't want to miss out on. Find out how you can make a meaningful impact on JMU's campus.

#KatrinaAwarenessWeek

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September 16: after jmu:

Location: oIP parking lot

Life after JMU event flyer

A football game is simply more than attending the game. A part of this cultural experience is to tailgate, in other words to get together before the game with friends by enjoying food, refreshments, playing games and wearing the color of your team. Make this experience even more special by connecting with international alumni and their friends.

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

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September 17: Last Day to Add a course with Departmental Pemission: A permission saves a seat for the student.  The STUDENT must register for the course on MyMadison. MORE >


September 17: Last day to obtain departmental permission to add a class: Last day to obtain departmental permission to add a class for semester and 1st block courses. MORE >


September 17: ICMA-RC One-On-One Counseling Sessions:

Let ICMA-RC help you make financial decisions that are right for you. Schedule an appointment today with a consultant to discuss your personal financial situation on a confidential basis. They will be available to discuss how to help meet you financial goals with products, such as mutual funds and annuities, or other financial matters you have. Sessions start at 9:00 a.m. - 5:00 p.m. and will be held on the 3rd floor of the Wine Price building, North Campus, 752 Ott Street.

To schedule an appointment contact Steve McGregor at 855-253-1453 toll free or email SMcGregor@icmarc.org.

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September 17: KAW: Is Your Apartment Ready?:

Is your apartment ready if a natural disaster would occur in Harrisonburg? How can you get prepared? Come find out in the Highlands Room from 11-1. This is an event co-sponsered with Residence Life.

#KatrinaAwarenessWeek

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September 17: 5 Choices (TD1699):

Location: All sessions except Session 4 will be held in the Wine-Price Building on the 3rd Floor.  Session 4 will meet in JMAC4, IT Training Center

Session: 3 of 5

Workshop Description: The barrage of information coming at us from multiple sources (e.g., texts, email, tweets, blogs, and alerts), coupled with the demands of our careers, are overwhelming and distracting. The sheer volume of information threatens our ability to think clearly and make wise decisions about what’s important. If we react to these stimuli without clear discernment, we fail to accomplish the goals that matter most in our professional and personal lives.

FranklinCovey’s The 5 Choices to Extraordinary Productivity solution inspires participants to apply a process that will dramatically increase their ability to achieve life’s most important outcomes. Supported by science and years of experience, this solution not only produces a measurable increase in productivity, but also provides a renewed sense of engagement and accomplishment.

“Extraordinary productivity is not about doing more. In fact, it’s about doing less. Most of us try to do too much, and as a result we give less than our best and finest effort to those few things that really matter.” ~ The 5 Choices to Extraordinary productivity

This Multi-Session workshop will include:

Choice 1: Act on the Important
After this section, participants will use common language and skill-set for determining the difference between important, less important, and unimportant investments of time and energy.

Choice 2: Go for the Extraordinary
After this section, participants will be able to:

  • Redefine their key roles as transformational rather than functional, an essential condition for achieving extraordinary productivity.
  • Set goals to ensure fulfillment of their key roles.

Choice 3: Schedule the Big Rocks

Choice 4: Rule Your Technology
After this section, participants will be able to:

  • Align their technological tools – computer, smartphone, etc. – into one system to serve their productivity needs.
  • Make “3 Master Moves” to prevent information overload that hampers productivity.

Choice 5: Fuel Your Fire

After this section, participants will be able to recharge their physical and mental energy levels continuously to increase their productivity.

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September 17: Brain 101 (TD1469):

Location: Wine-Price Building

Workshop Description: I have a brain that contains 50 – 100 billion neurons, each registering and transmitting 250 – 2,500 impulses a second. Research shows I am at least 1,000 times smarter than a mouse and 500,000 times smarter than a fruit fly. I contain within me this amazing organ that can process sights, sounds and smells all at once. How is it, then, that I can sit through a 4-hour class and not remember one single thing?

Recent research has given us exciting insight into how the brain learns. What we find is that many environments fail to take into consideration what happens naturally within us – learning. Truth is, we are always learning. Unfortunately, there are times when we just aren’t learning what was intended.

Join us as we explore ways to incorporate brain-based learning into our workplace.

In this workshop participants will:

  • gain a basic understanding of how the brain works.
  • discuss “distractions” that can effect learning.
  • strategize ways to enhance learning.

Presented by: Brian Charette and Jennifer Testa

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September 17: Honors Study Abroad Info Session:

Location: TBD

Learn more about upcoming study abroad opportunities available through the Honors Program:

Honors Seminars Abroad: Three-week Maymester courses open to first- and second-year Honors students.

Oxford, Cambridge, and St. Andrews: Summer, semester, or full year study abroad experiences at Britain's oldest and most respected universities. Oxford and St. Andrews are ideal for sophomores and juniors; Cambridge is open to students in any year. Students receive Honors credits through these study abroad programs.

Faculty study abroad leaders and students with study abroad experience will discuss program details, application information, and answer questions.

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September 17: KAW: Compassion in times of Natural Disaster, Crisis, and Trauma:

Come to the Student Success Center room 1075 to learn the roles of resiliency and compassion during times of natural disaster, crisis, and trauma. This event is co-sponsered with the Counseling Center and will be very insightful. This is a passport event (emotional)!!!!

#KatrinaAwarenessWeek

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September 17: Optional Practical Training (OPT) Session:

Location:  OIP Conference Room

Optional Practical Training (OPT) informational session. 

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September 17: MVS: Mr. Stewart Harris:

Forbes Center Concert Hall

The Office of the President, in conjunction with the Madison Institutes of JMU’s department of Outreach and Engagement, welcomes Stewart Harris. Harris is a Professor of Law at Appalachian School of Law (ASL) and host of National Public Radio's (NPR's) Your Weekly Constitutional.  

Professor Harris graduated from Princeton University in 1983 and then went on to the University of Pennsylvania Law School in Philadelphia, where he graduated in 1986.  While there, he won the Law School's Edwin R. Keedy moot court championship.

Professor Harris then worked for the federal government in Washington, DC, where he spent four years on Capitol Hill advising the Army Corps of Engineers as well as in private practice focusing on environmental, civil rights and First Amendment law.

Prior to joining the ASL faculty, Professor Harris taught at the University of Florida College of Law.

In 2011, Professor Harris created a public radio show, Your Weekly Constitutional (YWC), which is produced at WETS-FM, the NPR affiliate in Johnson City, Tennessee, and syndicated nationally.  YWC is underwritten by Montpelier, the historic home of the Father of the Constitution, James Madison.  The show is on Facebook and Twitter, and podcasts are available on iTunes.  As part of the lecture, Professor Harris will be taping an upcoming episode of Your Weekly Constitutional.

Professor Harris will serve as the first speaker opening the third year of the Madison Vision Series on Constitution Day, September 17th, 2015.

This event is free and open to the public.

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September 17: Reginald Dwayne Betts - poetry reading:



Reginald Dwayne BettsAuthor of the memoir A Question of Freedom (2010) and the poetry collection Shahid Reads His Own Palm (2010), Betts spent more than eight years in prison, where he completed high school and began reading and writing poetry. After his release, he founded a book club for African American boys while attending Prince George’s Community College in Largo, Maryland. Later, he was a full scholarship student at the University of Maryland, where he earned his Bachelor of Arts. Betts’ writing has garnered accolades and awards, and he is a Cave Canem Workshop fellow.

This event in Madison Union 405 is free and open to the public.

Guest parking is available without a permit in lot C4 beginning at 3:30pm before the reading. All parking regulations for JMU students, faculty and staff will remain in effect, and students attending the event are required to park in appropriate student parking lots with a JMU parking permit.

Regular enforcement will continue in other parking lots, and you may receive a parking citation if parked in restricted lots. Parking is prohibited in specialty spaces such as Service Vehicle spaces, handicap spaces without proper permit, or expired meters. Parking is also prohibited in Fire Lanes.

This event is presented in partnership with the Center for Multicultural Student Services.

Furious Flower Poetry Center      

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September 17: KAW: Drowning and Self-Rescue:

Come to the UREC Pool to understand what to do when you see someone drowning and how to self-rescue. This is a passport event (environmental) where you will practice self-preservation swim techniques, practice floating techniques, and understand the drowning process and see what it looks like.

#KatrinaAwarenessWeek

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September 17: JMuse Café presents "You're the Expert": You're the Expert is a live show, podcast, and public radio program that uses comedy to make academic research more accessible and exciting. Through games, sketches, and hilariously misguided guesses, a panel of hilarious comedians will try to get to the bottom of what a distinguished professor in an obscure field does all day. You won't want to miss being part of the audience for this live show and podcast taping, hosted by Chris Duffy, at Court Square Theater in downtown Harrisonburg, September 17 at 7:30 pm. Sponsored by JMU's Physics and Astronomy Department and FREE and OPEN TO THE PUBLIC! MORE >


September 18: Census date:

Census date is the final day to withdraw from the university and not be liable for the tuition costs.

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September 18: Last Day to Add/Drop a Class: This is the last day a student can add or drop a class. MORE >


September 18: Last day to withdrawal from the University: Last day to withdrawal from the University with cancellation of tuition charges.  Student must withdrawal from all classes to be eligible for refund. MORE >


September 18: Cultural Training on Veterans Issues:

This full-day core competency training for clinicians addresses cultural and clinical concerns of student Veterans and Service members at universities and colleges. The morning session presents a comprehensive overview of challenges associated with the deployment cycle, campus reintegration and outreach strategies for this unique group of students. Staff from non-clinical departments such as student affairs, financial aid, and disability services are strongly encouraged to join in the morning. The afternoon session is intended for clinical staff and provides an overview of culturally-informed treatment approaches for common deployment-related problems including posttraumatic stress disorder (PTSD), traumatic brain injury (TBI), sleep problems, and suicidal behavior.

James Madison University and the Center for Deployment Psychology (CDP) are pleased to present an exciting training opportunity.

DATE: Friday, September 18, 2015

TIME: 7:30am - 5:00pm (training starts promptly at 8:00am)

WHERE: James Madison University Festival Conference and Student Center, 1301 Carrier Drive, Harrisonburg, VA 22807

REGISTER BY: Friday, September 11, 2015

REGISTER AT: http://deploymentpsych.org/training

For questions regarding the conference or registration, please contact:

Melinda Fox, M.A., Ed.S.
Resident in Counseling
Liaison to Athletics & Coordinator of Veteran Services
Active Minds Faculty Advisor
Email: fox3mm@jmu.edu
Phone: (540) 568-6552

Continuing Education credits for this learning activity will be awarded by James Madison University and accredited by PESI, Inc. The cost for CEs is $20.00

View the PDF

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September 18: Cascade Overview Training:

This training what was formerly a combined Phase 1 and Phase 2 training. 

Cascade Overview Training will go over the philosophy of the new web publishing system, Cascade and also include 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.

Enroll through MyMadison class number IT579.

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September 18: Scholarly Writers' Lockdown:

Location:  Rose Library, CFI Suite, Fifth Floor

Click to Register 

This registration link allows you to register for any Scholarly Writers' Lockdown dates for Fall 2015.


Need the time and space to advance or complete that writing project? Scholarly Writers’ Lockdowns provide an opportunity to faculty members who desire time and a place to focus on scholarly writing during the academic year.  Join colleagues, who will be independently working on their own writing, in a common space.  Leave with a sense of accomplishment and with increased scholarly productivity. 

Note:  Coffee is available for purchase at Starbucks. A CFI consultant will not be present during Scholarly Writers’ Lockdowns during the academic year. However, a writing consultations are available and can be requested in advance by submitting a Scholarship Consultation request here.  These requests must be made a week in advance.

Faculty participants will make progress toward:

  • Feeling an increased sense of belonging to the JMU community,and
  • Developing a holistic and integrated career plan.

Faculty participants will make progress toward the following scholarship area outcomes:

  • Advancing your scholarship agenda,
  • Advancing a current scholarly writing project, and
  • Enhancing scholarly productivity.
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September 18: Fall Plant and Bulb Sale:

Sept. 18-19
9 a.m.-3 p.m. Friday and Saturday
Frances Plecker Education Center, Edith J. Carrier Arboretum

Fall is a great time to plant! Temperatures moderate and soil holds warmth allowing for rapid root development. Perennials, shrubs and trees planted in the fall establish to be ready for a spring bloom that will burst into enviable color. Shop the sale with friends and family for a fun way to enhance the beauty of your home or business landscape.

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

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September 18: Focus: The Hidden Driver of Excellence (TD1826):

Location: Wine-Price Building

Workshop Description: How well can you focus on what really matters and ignore appealing or seemingly harmless distractions? We all have competing demands on our precious time. The skill of attention, the ability to focus, is critical to achieving excellence. Join us as we explore ways to maintain our focus despite a sea of daily distractions that can keep us from achieving our important personal and professional goals.

In this workshop, participants will:

  • Explore the anatomy of attention
  • Examine the concept of attention as it relates to self-awareness , other awareness and systems awareness
  • Learn how sharpening attention enhances emotional intelligence
  • Develop an understanding of Smart Practice and the true secret to becoming an expert at anything
  • Learn what it means to be a Well-Focused leader
  • Flex our Focus muscles by participating in a brief exercise focusing on our breath

This workshop is based on the book: Focus: The Hidden Driver of Excellence by Daniel Goleman.

Presented by: Jennifer Campfield, Director of Training and Development

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September 18: KAW: Art Gallery Reception:

Come to the Madison Union Art Gallery for the Hurricane Katrina Gallery Reception. Enjoy the pictures and refreshments :)

This event is co-sponsered with Madison Union!

#KatrinaAwarenessWeek

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September 18: Visiting Scholar Katrina Powell:

"Transnational Sites of Identity in Gendered Narratives of Displacement"
Presented by Katrina Powell, English, Virginia Tech
Taylor 404

Reception: Women's and Gender Studies Fall Porch Party
4:00-6:00pm
530 S. Mason Street (Dr. Louise Temple's house)

Displacement narratives, whether of exile, natural disaster, civil unrest, or eminent domain, often construct the autobiographical narrator’s precarity in relationship to institutional systems.  These systems might include refugee camps, large institutions for persons with intellectual and developmental disabilities, and waiting lines for natural disaster relief.  Narratives of displacement written or spoken from these seemingly disparate contexts can testify to the lived experience of displacement and to Western audience demands for narrative constructions of rescuer/rescued tropes, where refugees, exiles, and the “warehoused” are expected to be heroic and grateful.  When gendered narratives fall outside these expectations, they are considered weak, chaotic, and naive of institutional strictures (Baines). 

Examining narratives from several transnational contexts (United States, Sudan, Sri Lanka), this presentation elucidates the interior, inward constructions of narrative identity that disentangle physical pain from forcible displacement.  These alternative narratives privilege interiority and examine one’s identity in relation to displacement, rather than solely contained within that displacement, where gendered identity is always already moving and where being displaced is only one part of many of one’s identity. 

Katrina Powell is Associate Professor of English and Director of Women’s and Gender Studies at Virginia Tech. Her research and teaching interests include autobiography, research methods, literacy studies, and writing. 

Please contact Dr. Mary Thompson (thompsmx@jmu.edu) with questions about these events.

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September 18: Shenandoah Valley Regional Studies Seminar:

3:35 p.m.
Room 107, Jackson Hall

Lynn Rainville, an independent scholar, presents “WWI in the Valley.”

The seminar series is intended to give scholars at colleges, universities, museums, libraries and other institutions a regular forum at which to consider topics of regional interest, pertinent, but not restricted, to the Shenandoah Valley of Virginia.

Seminar sessions are open to the general public. Sponsored by the JMU history department. Free.

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September 18: WGS Fall Porch Party:

530 S. Mason Street (Louise Temple's house)

Everyone is welcome! Any questions should be directed to Dr. Mary Thompson (thompsmx@jmu.edu). Please RSVP to Kristi McDonnell (mcdonnkc@jmu.edu). 

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September 18: global connections:

Location: HOffman Hall Lounge

Global Connections flyer

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 stresfful week.

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

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September 19: Computer Based Praxis Test:

The James Madison University Praxis testing site is located in the Assessment & Testing Center (formerly known as the Ashby Lab) in the basement of the Ashby Residence Hall. It can be accessed through a small entry door on the ground floor to the right of the main hall steps. 

We offer testing on Saturdays once a month, twice a month in January and September. Please remember that not all tests are offered on all testing dates. Go to the ETS website for further information and to register at http://www.ets.org/praxis.

- See more at: http://www.jmu.edu/coe/esc/praxis.shtml
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September 19: tailgate:

Location: oIP parking lot

tailgate flyer

A football game is simply more than attending the game. A part of this cultural experience is to tailgate, in other words to get together before the game with friends by enjoying food, refreshments, playing games and wearing the color of your team. Make this experience even more special by connecting with international alumni and their friends.

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

Half of the fun is to tailgate and the rest is to actually attend the game.  So let’s go as a large group to cheer for the Dukes! In order to do so, you will need to obtain a ticket:

  • Alumni should purchase general admission tickets (to give you access into the student seating areas where we can all sit together). You may purchase tickets at the gate before entering.
  • Students will be admitted free of charge but you are to reserve your ticket online (beginning: 2 weeks prior to the game).
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September 19: KAW: Dynamic Earth:

Come to the John C. Wells Planitarium (Miller Hall) to see a full dome presentation showing impacts on natural disasters on the larger climate narrated by Liam Neeson! This will be a spectacular presentation that you do not want to miss out on!

#KatrinaAwarenessWeek

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September 19: MR. JOY:

What happened to Mr. Joy? One of the most acclaimed, new playwrights and performers of our time, Daniel Beaty returns to the Forbes Center to explore that question and others related to race and class in his explosive solo play, MR. JOY. This hilarious and heartwarming piece of theatre taps into the pulse of contemporary American culture. Adult content and language.

For tickets and further information, visit http://www.jmu.edu/forbescenter/events/2015/09/19-mr-joy.shtml

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September 21: I-Week Book Display:

In celebration of the 2015 I-Week theme, "Food and Food for Though: Feeding your Global I.Q." Carrier and Rose Library will be showcasing collections and pieces that highlight feeding your global I.Q.

Location: Carrier and Rose Library

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September 21: International Bazaar:

The International Bazaar is a free event that will feature vendors, music, and displays in the heart of campus. Vendors and student groups, bringing merchandise from around the world, will be there. Don't forget to bring some cash - this will be a great place to pick up gifts for your friends and family, or splurge on something for yourself!

Location: The Commons (Rain Location: Madison Unions Ballroom)

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September 21: Scholarly Writers' Lockdown:

Location:  Rose Library, CFI Suite, Fifth Floor

Click to Register 

This registration link allows you to register for any Scholarly Writers' Lockdown dates for Fall 2015.


Need the time and space to advance or complete that writing project? Scholarly Writers’ Lockdowns provide an opportunity to faculty members who desire time and a place to focus on scholarly writing during the academic year.  Join colleagues, who will be independently working on their own writing, in a common space.  Leave with a sense of accomplishment and with increased scholarly productivity. 

Note:  Coffee is available for purchase at Starbucks. A CFI consultant will not be present during Scholarly Writers’ Lockdowns during the academic year. However, a writing consultations are available and can be requested in advance by submitting a Scholarship Consultation request here.  These requests must be made a week in advance.

Faculty participants will make progress toward:

  • Feeling an increased sense of belonging to the JMU community,and
  • Developing a holistic and integrated career plan.

Faculty participants will make progress toward the following scholarship area outcomes:

  • Advancing your scholarship agenda,
  • Advancing a current scholarly writing project, and
  • Enhancing scholarly productivity.
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September 21: Cascade Open Lab Training:

This course is an Open Lab, for those that have been through Cascade Overview 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 Open Lab Training will take place at the IT Training Center (JMAC4).

Enroll through MyMadison class number IT578.

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September 21: Basic Grant Writing (TD1500):

Location: Wine-Price Building

Workshop Description: This overview workshop will cover basic questions that should be addressed when considering a grant proposal. How do you find funding sources and choose the best one for your project? What are some practices that would increase chances for funding? What planning should take place in the initial design of the proposal to ensure that a funded project will be successfully completed? The workshop will be structured toward individuals that have not applied for sponsored programs before or have applied, but have not received funding. Time will be provided to address specific questions.

Presented by: John Hulvey, Director of Sponsored Programs Administration and Accounting

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September 21: Hunger in Haiti:

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. The talk also includes statements direct from the inhabitants of La Gonave on what they want you to know about living with hunger.

Location: Highlands Room, Festival

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September 21: Hunger in Haiti: 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. The talk also includes statements direct from the inhabitants of La Gonave on what they want you to know about living with hunger. MORE >


September 21: Rape Aggression Defense Systems Classes:

Sept. 21, 28, Oct. 5, 12 and 19

6-9 p.m. each Monday, JMU Police Department training room

The women’s only, 15-hour class is divided into five three-hour blocks.

The class includes instructional material such as risk reduction strategies, defensive mindset, and patterns of encounter. Students will learn physical defense techniques, such as strikes, knees and kicks. They will learn how to escape from abduction attacks such as wrist grabs, bear hugs and choke holds. There is a small section devoted to defense on the ground. The final day is a dynamic simulation exercise where the student can practice what they have learned in a controlled, safe scenario.

Instructors are Sgt. John Campbell, events and crime prevention coordinator at the JMU Police Department, and Bob Hicks, an employee with the Bridgewater Police Department.

To register for the class, email Campbell at campbejc@jmu.edu or call (540) 568-6910.

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September 21: Photo Contest Reception:

Each year since 2000, International Week has brought with it the bonus of wondrous images from the cameras of students, faculty and staff and their journeys abroad.  View the best from I-Week 2015 as you enjoy refreshments and congratulate the contest winners, who present a visual slant on “Food and Food for Thought: Feed Your Global I.Q.”

Location: Prism Gallery, Festival Lower Level

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September 21: Concert: Food for Thought:

The Staunton Music Festival will bring to the Forbes Center Concert Hall a musical take on “Food and Food for Thought,” offering an eclectic mix of musical traditions. The program features JMU music department faculty and students and includes a world premiere jazz composition by Chuck Dotas.  Join us for an hour of musical adventure

Location: Forbes Center Concert Hall

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September 22: American Cuisine: The International Melting Pot:

Come learn and sample how Asian, French, and Mexican cuisines have influenced many American “fusion” dishes.

Location: Festival Patio (Rain Location: Highlands Room)

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September 22: Love It, Don't Leave It (TD1678):

Location: Wine-Price Building

Workshop Description: If you are waiting for your company to care, your boss to leave, your colleagues to stop being mean, for someone to promote you, to land an exciting project or make more money before you are happy with your job, you may have a long time to wait. It is time to take responsibility for your work life. In this session we will cover some practical strategies for career growth, work/life balance and communication.

In this workshop participants will:

  • Understand how personal attitude and actions impact job satisfaction
  • Learn strategies to take responsibility for work life.

This workshop is based on the book Love It, Don’t Leave It: 26 Ways To Get What You Want At Work by Beverly Kaye and Sharon Jordan-Evans.

Presented by: Bobby Zaepfel, JMU Human Resources

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September 22: Graduate School Fair:

Location: Ballroom, JMU Festival Conference & Student Center, 1301 Carrier Drive, Harrisonburg, VA 22801 (map)

Contact: Laura Ryman, rymanle@jmu.edu, 540.568.7065
Description: More than 100 graduate schools, medical schools, and law schools will be recruiting and providing information on their graduate programs.  Students are not required to register in advance.

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September 22: NSVR Graduate and Professional School Fair:

The Northern Shenandoah Valley Regional Graduate and Professional School Fair will be held Tuesday, September 22, 4 - 7 pm. 

For more information and to register, please visit www.jmu.edu/gradfairs

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September 22: Local & Global: Food for Thought:

The Local & Global: Food for Thought program is designed to engage the collegiate and surrounding community with conscious thought on food production, acquisition, and justice in both the local and global arenas. The event will feature a screening of Living on One, which one film critic describes as a look into the hardship and hope of extreme poverty. After the film, participants will engage with a diverse panel to bring the global vision into the local arena.

Location: Grafton-Stovall Theater

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September 22: Food Insecurity and Related Health Issues in South Africa:

Students who participated in the summer 2015 study abroad program titled “International Health and HIV/AIDS in South Africa” will present their group digital story-telling projects followed by a panel discussion.

Location: Madison Unions 405

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September 23: Doing Engaged Community Scholarship Abroad (Roundtable):

Location:  Student Success Center Room 1075; light lunch will be provided starting at 12PM.

Click to register


This roundtable begins with practical advice from two faculty recently completing engaged community scholarship in Ireland; including ways to involve students in scholarship; awareness of diverse types of scholarship; and ways to connect teaching abroad opportunities to one’s scholarly agenda. Faculty will discuss strategies for producing scholarship of engagement embedded in study abroad locations. Attendees will have the opportunity to share ideas, questions and experiences related to their own study abroad adventures or future teaching/research plans.

Faculty participants will make progress toward these scholarship area outcomes:

  • Appreciating the diverse forms, purposes, and communication modes of scholarship in higher education,
  • Forming collaborative scholarly projects with students, faculty, & staff at JMU and other institutions, and
  • Practicing the integration of scholarship with teaching and other career aspirations.

Faculty participants will make progress toward these program outcomes:

  • Appreciating scholarship of engagement as a viable research pathway,
  • Planning ways to involve undergrad and grad students in scholarship, and
  • Learning ways to productively blend scholarship and community engagement.

Facilitators:  

Moderator:  Jen Almjeld, PhD, Writing, Rhetoric and Technical Communication.

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September 23: Congratulations! You're a Supervisor, Now What? (TD1396):

Location: Wine-Price Building

Session: 1 of 2

Workshop Description: It is exciting and a little scary when you become the supervisor. While the job duties may be familiar, learning to supervise people can be a little daunting. In this workshop you will learn about ten critical skills that new supervisors need to be successful and network with other supervisors from around campus.

In this workshop participants will learn about:

  • Supervisor/team relationships and responsibilities
  • Planning and prioritizing team tasks
  • Delegating tasks
  • Developing team members
  • Problem Solving
  • Downward and Upward Communication
  • Encouraging teamwork
  • Modeling desired behavior
  • Discipline, praise and recognition

Presented by: Gregory Gum, Manager, Systems & Operations; Shea Tussing, HR Consultant, Human Resources; Steve Hedrick, HR Consultant, Human Resources

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September 23: Italian Cuisine: Where the Americas and the Arab World Meet:

Italians are known for their delicious food! The Italian Club will provide a cooking demonstration with tastings and enlighten you on how the Arab World has influenced their commonly used ingredients.

Location: Madison Unions 405

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September 23: I-Week Public Debate:

The James Madison University (JMU) Debate Society and Office of International Programs are excited to announce the 5th annual International Week (I-Week) Public Debate. The resolution for this year's debate is "Globalization, on balance, has benefited local food cultures.”  The public debate follows the long-table format used in the JMU Madison Cup public debate tournament held every spring in Harrisonburg. The debate will feature three two-person teams affirming and three two-person teams negating the resolution. Following the debate, a discussion will take place and audience participation is encouraged.

Location: Madison Unions Ballroom

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September 23: I-Week Trivia Night:

Come join us for I-Week Trivia Night - a fun opportunity to engage with everyone while testing your global knowledge.  Our very own Delo Blough (Director of ISSS) will be testing your international trivia knowledge revolving around the I-Week theme of "Food and Food for Thought; Feeding your Global IQ." 

Come with your team of 6 or fewer participants, or join/create a team when you arrive at Beyond.  Prizes will be awarded and appetizers will be provided.  Space is limited, so join us early.  

Location: Beyond, 50 West Water Street

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September 24: Study Abroad Fair:

Interested in going abroad? Come and learn about different study abroad programs that await – India, Ireland, Jordan, Japan, Scotland, and Spain… The JMU list of programs goes on to include over 65 different programs in 30 different countries. JMU semester, short-term, and graduate program directors and representatives will be available to share their experience and to answer your questions. In addition, you will also have the opportunity to speak and learn about programs from other universities and providers.

Location: Festival Grand Ballroom

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September 24: 5 Choices (TD1699):

Location: Session 4 will meet in JMAC4, IT Training Center

Session: 4 of 5

Workshop Description: The barrage of information coming at us from multiple sources (e.g., texts, email, tweets, blogs, and alerts), coupled with the demands of our careers, are overwhelming and distracting. The sheer volume of information threatens our ability to think clearly and make wise decisions about what’s important. If we react to these stimuli without clear discernment, we fail to accomplish the goals that matter most in our professional and personal lives.

FranklinCovey’s The 5 Choices to Extraordinary Productivity solution inspires participants to apply a process that will dramatically increase their ability to achieve life’s most important outcomes. Supported by science and years of experience, this solution not only produces a measurable increase in productivity, but also provides a renewed sense of engagement and accomplishment.

“Extraordinary productivity is not about doing more. In fact, it’s about doing less. Most of us try to do too much, and as a result we give less than our best and finest effort to those few things that really matter.” ~ The 5 Choices to Extraordinary productivity

This Multi-Session workshop will include:

Choice 1: Act on the Important
After this section, participants will use common language and skill-set for determining the difference between important, less important, and unimportant investments of time and energy.

Choice 2: Go for the Extraordinary
After this section, participants will be able to:

  • Redefine their key roles as transformational rather than functional, an essential condition for achieving extraordinary productivity.
  • Set goals to ensure fulfillment of their key roles.

Choice 3: Schedule the Big Rocks

Choice 4: Rule Your Technology
After this section, participants will be able to:

  • Align their technological tools – computer, smartphone, etc. – into one system to serve their productivity needs.
  • Make “3 Master Moves” to prevent information overload that hampers productivity.

Choice 5: Fuel Your Fire

After this section, participants will be able to recharge their physical and mental energy levels continuously to increase their productivity.

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September 24: Internship 101:

Location SSC 3270 (within CAP office, 3rd floor of the Student Success Ctr) (map)

DescriptionWant an internship, but are not sure where to start? Learn what you need to consider when getting started on your internship search in a small group format. All sessions are held in SSC 3270 (on the 3rd floor of the Student Success Center in the Career & Academic Planning Suite). No RSVP required.
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September 24: Landmines, Bosnia, and the Legacy of Princess Diana:

The Food for Thought: International Anti-Landmine Advocacy and the Legacy of Princess Diana program will feature personal stories and artifacts from Ken Rutherford, the Director of JMU’s Center for International Stabilization and Recovery (CISR) related to his 20 years of international advocacy to reduce the ramifications of landmines and other unexploded ordnance in post-conflict areas around the world. The event will include a reception with foods from the Balkans region of Southeastern Europe, to complement Dr. Rutherford’s stories of his early advocacy days working with Princess Diana in Bosnia and Herzegovina.

Location: Festival Grand Ballroom

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September 25: Scholarly Writers' Lockdown:

Location:  Rose Library, CFI Suite, Fifth Floor

Click to Register 

This registration link allows you to register for any Scholarly Writers' Lockdown dates for Fall 2015.


Need the time and space to advance or complete that writing project? Scholarly Writers’ Lockdowns provide an opportunity to faculty members who desire time and a place to focus on scholarly writing during the academic year.  Join colleagues, who will be independently working on their own writing, in a common space.  Leave with a sense of accomplishment and with increased scholarly productivity. 

Note:  Coffee is available for purchase at Starbucks. A CFI consultant will not be present during Scholarly Writers’ Lockdowns during the academic year. However, a writing consultations are available and can be requested in advance by submitting a Scholarship Consultation request here.  These requests must be made a week in advance.

Faculty participants will make progress toward:

  • Feeling an increased sense of belonging to the JMU community,and
  • Developing a holistic and integrated career plan.

Faculty participants will make progress toward the following scholarship area outcomes:

  • Advancing your scholarship agenda,
  • Advancing a current scholarly writing project, and
  • Enhancing scholarly productivity.
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September 25: Basic Finance & Budgeting II (TD1637):

Location: Wine-Price Building

Workshop Description: Putting your financial house in order and maintaining it that way is a continuous process of asking questions and making good decisions. We want to help you in that process.

If you attended Basic Finance and Budgeting I you know we covered many topics in a short amount of time and it was a lot to take in. That’s why we are offering Basic Finance and Budgeting II. This single 2.5 hour session has been designed for past participants to come together again. Is there something you’re still fuzzy on? Do you want to hear something again or ask some additional questions? Do you have a success story to share?

Please join Brad Barnett and Stephan Hess for an informal follow up session. There will not be a formal presentation so bring as many questions as you can. We will do our best to answer them or at least point you in the right direction. As a reminder here were some of the main topics that were discussed in the first program as well as some new ones:

  • Values and Behaviors Pertaining to Spending and Budgeting
  • Zero-based Budgeting and Debt Reduction
  • Savings, Goals and Basic Investing Fundamentals

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

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September 25: Are You Connected? Explore Community Engagement at IIHHS (Roundtable):

Location:  Blue Ridge Hall room 325; light refreshments provided by IIHHS.

Click to register


The Institute for Innovation in Health and Human Services is a hub of community connections at JMU. From its visionary origins in 2003, it has grown into a home for over two dozen clinical service and community outreach programs, operating with over $6 million in external funds. Its mission is to engage students in career preparation by promoting scholarship, providing interprofessional learning experiences, and connecting our campus with communities through innovative programs that advance quality of life. Join us to discover how we pursue that mission and to hear from four faculty members teamed with program directors how their stories as scholars and educators unfolded in rewarding ways at IIHHS.  

Participants will make progress toward these teaching outcomes:

  • Identifying factors that influence pedagogical choices,
  • Practicing the integration of scholarship and teaching, and
  • Integrating knowledge of student development models in teaching philosophies and practice.

Participants will make progress toward this career planning outcome:

  • Accessing resources to enhance career plans.

Participants will make progress toward these program outcomes:

  • Exploring IIHHS as a hub of community-focused teaching and research;
  • Identifying practices that integrate learning and engagement in a variety of non-campus settings;
  • Developing a greater appreciation of applied, multi-disciplinary research.  

Facilitator:  Rhonda Zingraff, Ph.D., IIHHS Director and Associate Dean of the College of Health and Behavioral Sciences.   

Partner:  JMU IIHHS (Institute for Innovation in Health and Human Services)

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September 25: CISE Faculty Meeting:

Join us for the CISE Faculty Meeting

3:30 - 5:00 p.m.

nTelos Room (ISAT/CS 259)

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September 25: Global Connections:

Location: Hoffman Hall Lounge

Global Connections flyer

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 stresfful week.

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

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September 25: World Cup Soccer Tournament:

The Office of International Programs (oIP) is hosting its annual World Cup Soccer Tournament during this year's International Week.   The 6 v 6 tournament is open to the JMU community. The tournament structure will depend on the number of teams that participate, however teams will likely play at least three 25-minute, games with a chance to advance to a playoff round. 

To register for the tournament, submit a team roster to Jonathan Kratz. Individuals can register without a team, but there is no guarantee they will be able to participant.  If more than 6 individual registrations are received, they will be placed on the same team.  Please read the details below before submitting your roster. 

Details:

  • Roster will include first and last names, eIDs, team name and team captain (main contact person).
  • Rosters should include a minimum of 6 players and a maximum of 11 players.
  • Co-Ed (male and female) teams are encouraged.
  • Members of the JMU Men’s and Women’s Intercollegiate Soccer teams and Men’s and Women’s Club soccer teams are not eligible to play. 
  • JMU Intramural rules will apply.
  • The first 10 teams will be accepted into the tournament; additional teams will be considered depending on the tournament structure.

The deadline to submit your team is Sunday, September 20.

Location: University Park

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September 25: Furious Flower Advisory Board - annual meeting:



Information on this event is forthcoming; time and place TBD.

 

Furious Flower Poetry Center

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September 25: BizBlitz:

BizBlitz

James Madison University, Zane Showker Hall

[Who Should Attend?]

Aspiring entrepreneurs, designers, programmers, developers, marketers, and dreamers: BizBlitz is for you

[What is BizBlitz?]

During this 54-hour high-energy weekend, attendees bring their ideas and join efforts in a fast-paced workshop. We will build prototypes, form teams & start companies. Mentors will provide valuable feedback. Cash prizes will be awarded!

BizBlitz is the former Shenandoah Valley Startup Weekend

Questions?

Visit www.svic.biz/bizblitz

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September 25: Dinner with Community-Service Learning:

In Jinny Fleischman’s own terms “A meal is the whole experience of getting together and sharing with friends”, and since “La conversacion es el paso del alma” (“Conversation is food for the soul”),  … let’s feed ourselves! Come join us for a family-style dinner. Cultural performances, food, conversation and sharing will be at the center piece of this evening’s event. Everyone is welcome to attend this free event but space is limited.

Location: Festival Grand Ballroom

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September 26: Shenandoah Undergraduate Mathematics and Statistics Conference 2015:

SUMS at JMU is an annual conference promoting undergraduate research in mathematics, statistics, and their applications. It features contributed undergraduate research talks, invited talks aimed at a general undergraduate math audience, a poster session, and panels about graduate school, undergraduate research, and math careers. 

The date for 2015 is September 26.

More information and registration instructions can be found here.

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September 26: International Festival:

Hey Students,

The Harrisonburg International Festival is scheduled for Saturday, September 26th at Hillandale Park (rain or shine). There will be great food, fun, and festivities for all! You can even bring your dog! Check out the website for more details

http://www.harrisonburg-international-festival.org/online/

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September 26: Harrisonburg International Festival:

Celebrating our community’s rich intercultural diversity, the Harrisonburg International Festival proudly invites you to its 18th Annual event.  Bringing together an extravaganza of performing, visual, and culinary arts this microcosm of the world offers a smorgasbord of mouth-watering delicacies, an array of musical talent and dance, creative folk art, language and educational learning opportunities, a World Bazaar of unique hand-made and imported art and souvenirs for all ages, and opportunities to share your thoughts for enhancing our intercultural community and engaging global concerns with like-minded people.  You will find delicious foods and pastries from all over the world, a generous showcase of talent in music and dance from international artists, a parade of amazing tapestries in cultural fashion and dress; and a host of community organizations dedicated to the causes of environmental sustainability, social justice, and peace. 

Location: Hillandale Park

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September 26: International Festival: Come out to the International Festival! We will be providing bus transport to the Hillendale Park where the festival is being held. It will be a great day! Come whenever you can and stay as long as you would like. Check out different cultures, try different foods, and much more! MORE >


September 26: Jazz 4 Justice (featuring the JMU Jazz Ensemble and Faculty):

Jazz 4 Justice

IN THE FORBES CONCERT HALL

Take a walk down memory lane with hits from the big band swing era. This annual concert celebrating five years at the Forbes Center 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 Blue Ridge Legal Services and JMU’s School of Music scholarships.

Provides MUS 195 Credit

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September 27: Ian Zook, horn:

IN THE FORBES RECITAL HALL

Ian ZookIan Zook is an active orchestral and solo performer, and has appeared in concerts throughout the United States, Europe and Asia. He joined the faculty of James Madison University in 2009 and performs frequently with the Madison Brass. As a soloist, he has performed with numerous ensembles including the JMU Brass Band at the Kennedy Center, the Charlottesville & University Symphony Orchestra, the Virginia Baroque Consort, and most recently the Chamber Orchestra of Charlottesville in performances of Benjamin Britten’s Serenade for Tenor, Horn and Strings.

Zook’s orchestral experience is extensive and has included positions with the Princeton and Haddonfield Symphony Orchestras, and performances as a substitute musician with the Philadelphia Orchestra and the Harrisburg, Richmond, Delaware and Vermont Symphonies. 

Zook holds a B.M. from the University of North Carolina – Chapel Hill, a M.M. from the University of Michigan, and is a doctoral candidate at Rutgers University.

Provides MUS 195 Credit

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September 28: Fall 2015 Career & Internship Fair:

Location: JMU Festival Conference & Student Center (map)

DescriptionFor more information about the Fall 2015 Career Fair, visit: https://www.jmu.edu/cap/fair/career-fairs-students.shtml.edu/cap/fair/career-fairs-students.shtml

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September 28: Fall Career & Internship Fair:

Join us on Monday, September 28 and Tuesday, September 29 from 11:00 a.m. – 3:00 p.m. in the JMU Festival Conference & Student Center (mapfor the Fall 2015 Career Fair. 

The Career & Internship Fair is held once per semester and is an opportunity for you to learn about jobs and internships available, talk with employers representing different organizations, and network. 

Learn more about the fair and how to prepare.

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September 28: Scholarly Writers' Lockdown:

Location:  Rose Library, CFI Suite, Fifth Floor

Click to Register 

This registration link allows you to register for any Scholarly Writers' Lockdown dates for Fall 2015.


Need the time and space to advance or complete that writing project? Scholarly Writers’ Lockdowns provide an opportunity to faculty members who desire time and a place to focus on scholarly writing during the academic year.  Join colleagues, who will be independently working on their own writing, in a common space.  Leave with a sense of accomplishment and with increased scholarly productivity. 

Note:  Coffee is available for purchase at Starbucks. A CFI consultant will not be present during Scholarly Writers’ Lockdowns during the academic year. However, a writing consultations are available and can be requested in advance by submitting a Scholarship Consultation request here.  These requests must be made a week in advance.

Faculty participants will make progress toward:

  • Feeling an increased sense of belonging to the JMU community,and
  • Developing a holistic and integrated career plan.

Faculty participants will make progress toward the following scholarship area outcomes:

  • Advancing your scholarship agenda,
  • Advancing a current scholarly writing project, and
  • Enhancing scholarly productivity.
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September 28: Jennifer Parker-Harley, flute:

Jennifer Parker-HarleyAn experienced orchestral flutist, Dr. Jennifer Parker-Harley currently teaches flute at the University of South Carolina in Columbia. She appears as a frequent performer in music series, schools and conventions across the country.

Prior to returning to her native state of South Carolina, Parker-Harley was a member of the Columbus Symphony Orchestra in Ohio for eight years. During her tenure in Columbus, she appeared as a soloist with the CSO, as well as with many other orchestras in the Central Ohio area. Parker-Harley has also been a member of the Ft. Wayne Philharmonic and the Chautauqua Symphony Orchestra, and has performed with the Cincinnati Symphony, the St. Louis Symphony, the Symphony Orchestra Augusta, the South Carolina Philharmonic and the Charleston Symphony Orchestra.

An active recitalist and prizewinner in several national competitions, including the 1998 and 2001 Young Artist Competition of the National Flute Association (NFA), Parker-Harley appears as a frequent performer at the NFA’s annual convention and has also been a featured performer on NPR’s Performance Today as a member of the National Music Festival Wind Quintet. Parker-Harley has recorded on the Denon and Beauport Classical labels. Her solo CD, Words and Music, which features flute music inspired by poetry, will be released on the Titanic label in October 2015.  

Parker-Harley is an honors graduate of the Interlochen Arts Academy. She holds a bachelor’s degree and a performer’s certificate from the Eastman School of Music, and graduate degrees from Michigan State University and the University of Cincinnati College-Conservatory of Music. www.jenniferparkerharley.com

Provides MUS 195 Credit

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September 29: Last day to adjust October payment plan payment:

Today is the final day to adjust the October payment of the fall semester payment plan. The payments will be invoiced on the 30th and will not be able to be adjusted after that point. If you need to make a payment plan adjustment, please contact our office at ubo@jmu.edu or 540/568-6505.

Any adjustments that will increase the plan will require the payment plan account holder to log on to M3 and confirm the adjustment before the payment is invoiced to take effect.

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September 29: Deadline to withdrawal with W for 1st Block:

Deadline to withdrawal with W for 1st Block or changing course grading options.  Course withdrawals or credit option changes including repeats will not be processed after the course adjustment deadline.


 

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September 29: 16th Annual Engagement Scholarship Consortium:

Engaged Scholarship: Advancing Rigor, Elevating Impact

The Engagement Scholarship Consortium journey continues at Penn State in 2015!

We look forward to welcoming you to the 16th annual conference as we work together to advance engaged scholarship as an intrinsic, transformational component of the student, faculty, and staff experience. 

Video: 16th Annual Conference: Advancing Rigor, Elevating Impact.

Important Dates

  • Preconference: Sunday, September 27, and Monday, September 28, 2015

  • Conference: Tuesday, September 29, and Wednesday, September 30, 2015

Registration

Hosted by the eastern region

More information can be found on their website.

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September 29: Anton in Show Business: By Jane Martin

Winner of the 2001 American Theatre Critics Steinberg New Play Award, this crazy comedy follows the joys, pains and absurdities of three actresses cast in Anton Chekhov’s Three Sisters at a regional theatre in San Antonio, Texas. Join the journey of the “three sisters,” Holly, Lisabette and Casey, in their quest to make it in the world of show business! Features students from JMU’s School of Theatre and Dance.

Adult language and content.

For tickets and further information, visit http://www.jmu.edu/forbescenter/events/2015/09/29-anton-in-show-business.shtml

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September 29: Fall 2015 Career & Internship Fair:

Location: JMU Festival Conference & Student Center (map)

DescriptionFor more information about the Fall 2015 Career Fair, visit: https://www.jmu.edu/cap/fair/career-fairs-students.shtml.edu/cap/fair/career-fairs-students.shtml

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September 29: Managing for Employee Engagement (TD1827):

Location: Wine-Price Building

Workshop Description: We all know what engaged employees look like. They are enthusiastic about their work. They care about the organization and its goals. They’re willing to go the extra mile to get the job done. Is that what you see when you look around?

Based on Patrick Lencioni’s book, The Three Signs of a Miserable Job, this training enables us to learn the keys to transforming any job to be more rewarding and fulfilling. Employees who feel rewarded and fulfilled experience greater job satisfaction which leads to improved performance. That’s a real win/win!

In this workshop, participants will:

  • Examine the three underlying factors that make a job miserable
    • Anonymity
    • Irrelevance
    • Immeasurement
  • Identify the costs of job misery and the benefits of reducing it
  • Explore how susceptible we are to each of the Three Signs, our own strengths and weaknesses as managers
  • Learn how to identify whether our direct reports are miserable
  • Develop strategies for improving job satisfaction by eliminating the Three Signs in our workplace

Presented by: Jennifer Campfield, Director of Training and Development

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September 29: Shake Shack Information Session:

Shake Shack will be holding an information session in Godwin Hall Room 384.

For more information contact Neil Marrin at marrinnd@jmu.edu.

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September 30: Congratulations! You're a Supervisor, Now What? (TD1396):

Location: Wine-Price Building

Session: 2 of 2

Workshop Description: It is exciting and a little scary when you become the supervisor. While the job duties may be familiar, learning to supervise people can be a little daunting. In this workshop you will learn about ten critical skills that new supervisors need to be successful and network with other supervisors from around campus.

In this workshop participants will learn about:

  • Supervisor/team relationships and responsibilities
  • Planning and prioritizing team tasks
  • Delegating tasks
  • Developing team members
  • Problem Solving
  • Downward and Upward Communication
  • Encouraging teamwork
  • Modeling desired behavior
  • Discipline, praise and recognition

Presented by: Gregory Gum, Manager, Systems & Operations; Shea Tussing, HR Consultant, Human Resources; Steve Hedrick, HR Consultant, Human Resources

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September 30: Latino Film Festival:

The Latino Film Festival at Court Square Theater (41-F Court Square, Harrisonburg) will feature five films:

  • Behavior / Cuba
  • Ciudad Delirio / Colombia
  • On the Road, Somewhere / Dominican Republic
  • Marshland / Spain
  • All of Me / Mexico

View the poster for movie descriptions, dates and showtimes.

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Current Month

October 2015

October 1: TIAA-CREF One-On-One Counseling Sessions MORE >

October 1: Go Put Your Strengths To Work (TD1904) MORE >

October 1: Grand Celebration of Innovation, Art, and Scholarship MORE >

October 1: Optional Practical Training (OPT) Session MORE >

October 2: JMU Family Weekend MORE >

October 2: JMU Family Weekend MORE >

October 2: Scholarly Writers' Lockdown MORE >

October 2: Basic Finance & Budgeting: Getting Your Financial Ducks in a Row (TD1373) MORE >

October 2: JMU Mail Service and Building & Department Keys Overview (TD1024) MORE >

October 2: global connections MORE >

October 2: The Second City - Fully Loaded MORE >

October 3: Family Weekend // JMU vs. Stony Brook MORE >

October 3: JMU POPS! Heroes and Villains MORE >

October 5: October payment plan payment MORE >

October 5: Scholarly Writers' Lockdown MORE >

October 6: VALIC One-On-One Counseling Sessions MORE >

October 6: Poetry Reading by Karenne Wood MORE >

October 6: Karenne Wood - poetry reading MORE >

October 7: reading MORE >

October 7: First Lady Suite - the Musical MORE >

October 8: Sometimes You Win, Sometimes You Learn (TD1974) MORE >

October 8: 5 Choices (TD1699) MORE >

October 8: Wealth, Innovation and Diversity (TD1830) MORE >

October 8: MVS: Dr. George Kuh MORE >

October 9: Scholarly Writers' Lockdown MORE >

October 9: VALHEN Conference MORE >

October 9: An Introduction to Structural Equation Modeling MORE >

October 9: Board of Visitors Meeting MORE >

October 9: global connections MORE >

October 10: Computer Based Praxis Test MORE >

October 10: JMU vs. Towson Away Game MORE >

October 12: Scholarly Writers' Lockdown MORE >

October 12: Understanding and Using the Grievance Procedure (TD1151) MORE >

October 13: Matha Pitha Guru Deivam: Teaching in India as a Fulbright-Nehru Scholar MORE >

October 13: Student Employment Essentials (TD1465) MORE >

October 13: Julie Fowlis: Music of the Scottish Isles MORE >

October 14: Grace Hopper Celebration of Women in Computing MORE >

October 14: JMU Flu Vaccine Clinic MORE >

October 14: Pre-Retirement Planning (TD1372) MORE >

October 14: Leadership for Supervisors Series (TD1509) MORE >

October 15: Graduation Applications Due for May 2016 graduates MORE >

October 15: JMU Flu Vaccine Clinic MORE >

October 15: Cultivating the Just and Peaceable Self MORE >

October 15: Sometimes You Win, Sometimes You Learn (TD1974) MORE >

October 15: Retirement 101: Understanding Your VRS Retirement (TD1212) MORE >

October 15: The Value of Play in Your Personal and Professional Life (TD1934) MORE >

October 15: But I Don't Have Customers (TD1774) MORE >

October 16: Classes End - 1st block MORE >

October 16: Scholarly Writers' Lockdown MORE >

October 16: Cascade Open Lab Training MORE >

October 16: international pow wow MORE >

October 16: Shenandoah Valley Regional Studies Seminar MORE >

October 17: Parade of Champions MORE >

October 17: WRTC Alumni Council Fall Meeting MORE >

October 19: Mentor Program Kickoff MORE >

October 19: 2nd Block First Day of Classes MORE >

October 19: Scholarly Writers' Lockdown MORE >

October 19: What Can Sponsored Programs Do For You? (TD1501) MORE >

October 19: linker info session MORE >

October 20: Cascade Overview Training MORE >

October 20: Raving Fans (TD1355) MORE >

October 21: JMU JobLink (IT195) MORE >

October 21: Pre-Retirement Planning (TD1372) MORE >

October 21: Leadership for Supervisors Series (TD1509) MORE >

October 22: Sometimes You Win, Sometimes You Learn (TD1974) MORE >

October 22: Brain 202 (TD1572) MORE >

October 22: MVS: Mr. Russ Reeder MORE >

October 23: JMU Homecoming MORE >

October 23: Scholarly Writers' Lockdown MORE >

October 23: Basic Finance & Budgeting: Getting Your Financial Ducks in a Row (TD1373) MORE >

October 23: Writing Renewal Retreat(Faculty Community) MORE >

October 23: global connections MORE >

October 24: Homecoming // JMU vs. Richmond Home Game MORE >

October 24: Tenebrae MORE >

October 26: End of Add/Drop period for 2nd block MORE >

October 26: Scholarly Writers' Lockdown MORE >

October 27: JMU Student Life (TD2034) MORE >

October 27: Office of Student Activities and Involvement (TD1106) MORE >

October 28: Leadership for Supervisors Series (TD1509) MORE >

October 29: 7th Africana Studies Annual Interdisciplinary Conference MORE >

October 29: Last day to adjust November payment plan payment MORE >

October 29: Last Day to Withdrawl with a W MORE >

October 29: Deadline to withdrawald with W for Fall term MORE >

October 29: 2015 Job Shadow Day MORE >

October 29: Sometimes You Win, Sometimes You Learn (TD1974) MORE >

October 29: Better Living Through Negativity (TD1975) MORE >

October 29: Winning with People (TD1832) MORE >

October 29: Peggy Brooks-Bertram - lecture MORE >

October 30: Exhibition Performance - Cary Band Day MORE >

October 30: Scholarly Writers' Lockdown MORE >

October 30: Event Planning at JMU: Everyone Can Benefit (TD1006) MORE >

October 30: Halloween Haunt MORE >

October 30: linker application deadline MORE >

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