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August 2014

August 4: Summer Poetry Camp: "In a Sea of Words":

2013 Poetry Camp finale

August 4–8, 2014Dive into creativity! Rising third to eighth graders (ages 7 to 13) make a splash with us at our tenth annual poetry camp, “In a Sea of Words.″ This day camp (no overnight stay) starts at 9am and concludes at 2pm each day on the JMU campus in Taylor Hall. Lunch and snacks are provided, and scholarships are available upon request.

Countdown to Poetry Camp


Countdown to Camp
Monday, August 4, 2014 @ 9:00 a.m.

Step 1.

Register now for Children's Poetry Camp!Step 2.

After you’ve registered,
please download the rest of our details and forms.

 Después de completar su inscripción,
favor de bajar nuestra información y formas.

 

Each of our workshops is taught by a degreed professional who is assisted by three camp counselors, which ensures a 1:4 ratio of adults to children (no more than 15 children per workshop). Children attend three workshops a day, and our goal is to inspire them to discover all the ways they can be creative with words: through writing, dance, music, art, and more. 

To stay in touch about what’s happening with Poetry Camp, please subscribe to receive updates on camp registration and activities by email or call us at (540) 568-8883.

Join us for 2014 Poetry Camp



Presented by:

Furious Flower Poetry Center [logo]
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August 4: "Virginia Insight" Public Radio Program:

3 p.m.
WMRA 90.7 FM

People who teach: Might their efforts be helped by what scientists have been discovering about the human brain? Dr. David B. Daniel, professor of psychology at JMU, thinks that is possible. But he believes it is at least as important for scientists to consider how they could benefit by listening to teachers.

Daniel, a research psychologist, is managing editor of the academic journal Mind, Brain, and Education.

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August 6: Cascade Phase 1 and 2 Combined Training:

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

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

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

Enroll through MyMadison class number IT579.

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August 10: Last Day For Permit Mailing: If you purchase your permit online after August 10, you will need to pick up your permit at the Parking Services office. Please remember that a photo ID is required when picking up your permit at the permit pickup drive-thru or in the office. MORE >


August 11: Peace Camp:

Aug. 11-15

8:30 a.m.-2:30 p.m. Monday-Friday
Warren Hall

The theme for Peace Camp is “Peace and Diversity.”

Children ages 6-13 are encouraged to register. Children 14 or older are encouraged to apply to be a junior counselor.

The cost is $60 per child but scholarships are available.

Sponsored by the Mahatma Gandhi Center for Global Nonviolence. For more information check http://www.jmu.edu/gandhicenter or call (540) 568-7249.

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August 12: CIT Training Workshops! :

Open to all WRTC graduate students:

 Grover Saunders from CIT will be offering a series of workshops for all WRTC graduate students the week of August 11 in Harrison Hall 2246:

Tuesday, August 12: Photoshop Basics—8:30-noon
Wednesday, August 13: Illustrator Basics—8:30-noon
Wednesday, August 13: Wordpress Basics—1:00-3:00
Thursday, August 14: InDesign Basics—8:30-noon

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August 12: Beginning Botanical Illustration Student Art Exhibit:

Aug. 12-22

8 a.m.-4:30 p.m. Monday-Friday
Frances Plecker Education Center, Edith J. Carrier Arboretum

Lynda Chandler, the arboretum’s artist in residence, led a five-session art workshop for adults who wanted to learn to capture the details of a plant to enjoy long after seeing it in real time in its real world. The workshop taught basics of plant morphology and how to create realistic pencil drawings of plants. Come see the students’ work.

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

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August 12: Storytime in the Understory:

11 a.m.-noon
Jurney Stage Garden, Edith J. Carrier Arboretum (rain location: Frances Plecker Education Center, Edith J. Carrier Arboretum)

Young story enthusiasts will develop an understanding of the importance of nature from children’s literature selections. Bring a picnic blanket and picnic lunch for after story time and plan to explore miles of arboretum trails.

For information, check http://www.jmu.edu/arboretum or call (540) 568-3194. No advance registration is needed. Free.

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August 15: Core Introduction to the Eight Key Questions Workshop:

We cordially invite you to attend a workshop on the Eight Key Questions, The Madison Collaborative ethical reasoning framework on Friday, August 15th, 9:00am-12:00pm, Alleghany Room, Festival Conference Center.  In this workshop you will learn more about the origins and nuances of this inquiry-based process and apply the Eight Key Questions in an interactive, discussion-based small group format. After your participation in this workshop and based on your level of interest, we welcome your deeper involvement with The Madison Collaborative and efforts to educate students in ethical reasoning. Please RSVP to mc@jmu.edu by August 11th.  

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August 16: LCVN Policy Agenda Setting:

The LCVN meeting is scheduled for Saturday, August 16, 2014, from 10 until 2 at the South University campus at Short Pump in Glen Allen. The street address is 2151 Old Brick Road conveniently across from Whole Foods.

Liz Bryant, a media/PR expert, will speak from 10-11 on developing advocacy mesages.

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August 17: transitions:

Location: JMU campus

Transitions handout

Transitions is a special orientation program for NEW international students, Third Culture Kids/Global Nomads, U.S. students living abroad and their family members to address some of the information and opportunities that they need to know as well as to enable them to grasp new concepts about the JMU culture and student life.

Go to the Transitions website to obtain more information.

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August 17: Honors Freshman Orientation:

Early move-in and orientation for incoming Honors freshmen. Move into Shenandoah (or other residence halls) on Sunday starting at 11:30 am. Special events are planned for parents of incoming students on Sunday afternoon.

Current Honors students will plan fun activities on Monday. New students will have opportunities to meet with Honors Program directors and the Academic Advisor.

Detailed information will be sent to all incoming freshman Honors students. For more information, contact the Honors Advisor at dienerjl@jmu.edu.

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August 18: Student Staff Training: An entire week devoted to training our spectacular student staff, so they are ready to assist our JMU students right when the Fall semester starts! MORE >


August 18: New Faculty Orientation:

Register

Breakfast and lunch will be provided.
Location: Festival Conference & Student Center    

New Faculty Orientation (NFO) is a one-day event designed to warmly welcome new faculty to all aspects of life at JMU. The Office of the Provost and the Center for Faculty Innovation sponsor this interactive, informative, and essential introduction to life at JMU for ALL new full and part-time faculty. In preparation for NFO, be sure to download the New Faculty Resource Guide.

Who attends NFO?

  • All new full and part-time faculty. Even if you have been at another institution, you should attend NFO to meet new colleagues and explore the academic culture of JMU.
  • Letters of Invitation from the Provost are sent via mail in July. If you do not receive an invitation, please accept our apologies. You are still invited! It is hard to catch up with you during your moving process.

NFO is designed to...

  • Welcome new faculty to the JMU community,
  • Provide new faculty with opportunities for networking,
  • Enhance the success of new faculty by encouraging a holistic approach to career development,
  • Engage new faculty in faculty development opportunities and initiatives,
  • Highlight unique aspects of JMU administration, faculty, and student culture, and
  • Provide new faculty with timely resources related to teaching, scholarship, service and more!
- See more at: http://www.jmu.edu/stories/cfi/2014/24-nfo.shtml#sthash.UxZvN8q1.dpuf
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August 18: New Graduate Student Orientation:

New Graduate Student Orientation is scheduled for Monday, August 18, 2014. 

Are you a new graduate student?  Whether you are just starting, or you are continuing at JMU as a graduate student, you need to participate in New Graduate Student Orientation!  Learn about JMU.  Meet fellow graduate students.  Learn how undergraduate life is different than the life of a graduate student.  Discover the JMU resources that will make your life more enjoyable and will help you succeed! Make sure to register!

Please visit the NGS Orientation webpage  for more information and to register! 


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August 18: Scientific Teaching Workshop:

We welcome you to join us for a day of workshops based on the principles of Scientific Teaching (9am -4pm 18 August 2014). This approach to course design capitalizes on our tendencies as scientists to prefer to work from evidence. The goal of the day is to introduce participants to the principles of scientific teaching, and to stimulate conversation amongst our colleagues around themes common to our sub-disciplines. Participants will develop action plans for implementing each of the workshop themes into their own courses. Consider signing up as a group if you would like to focus on cross course integration of content or skill themes! The day will include 4 workshops: Scientific Teaching, Active Learning, Assessment, and Diversity. There is no cost for the event and lunch and snacks will be provided. The link to the registration form is below. Once we have a list of participants, we will send details for the day including location and parking information. 

https://docs.google.com/forms/d/10N2kZDS6R-s4PodTJAbnZXvh990HNJ86woqnQnqStaU/viewform?usp=send_form

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August 18: ADP New Student Orientation Program: All incoming Adult Degree Program students will attend this orientation session as required.  MORE >


August 19: Cascade Phase 3 Training:

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

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

Enroll through MyMadison class number IT578.

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August 20: Cascade Phase 1 and 2 Combined Training:

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

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

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

Enroll through MyMadison class number IT579.

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August 21: Drive-Thru Permit Pickup: The Parking Services permit pickup drive-thru will be available for students who purchase their permits online after August 10. The drive-thru will be located on Lakeside Service Drive outside of Parking Services and will be open August 21 and 22 from 9:00 AM - 5:00 PM, on August 23 from 11:00 AM - 5:00 PM, and August 25 and 26 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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August 21: It's Complicated Sessions - Ethical Reasoning in Action:

As part of 1787 Orientation, more than 160 faculty and staff will facilitate interactive discussions with incoming freshmen using JMU's ethical reasoning framework, the Eight Key Questions. It's Complicated, hosted by The Madison Collaborative and Orientation, is an ethical reasoning exercise using a fictional scenario that is loosely based on Hurricane Sandy.

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August 22: Fall 2014 Assessment Day is Friday, August 22:

Fall 2014 Assessment Day will be held on Friday, August 22. All first year students are required to participate.

Assessments begin promptly at 9:15 a.m. (Session A), 12:15 p.m. (Session B), and 3 p.m. (Session C), so you should arrive 15 minutes prior to your scheduled time. You have been assigned to a testing location based on the last three digits of your JMU student ID number. To determine the time and location at which you will be completing your assessments, visit http://www.jmu.edu/assessment/JMUAssess/Aday_Upcoming.htm 

IMPORTANT! Use of any electronic device, such as a cell phone, laptop or tablet, is strictly prohibited. Unless you have been otherwise instructed by a proctor, please turn off your electronic devices and place them out of sight for the duration of the testing session. If you use your cell phone, laptop or tablet at any point during the testing session, you will be dismissed and required to attend a make-up session. Any student found to be in possession of content from the assessment session, which is the property of JMU and the Center for Assessment and Research Studies, may be referred to the Office of Student Accountability and Restorative Practices for violations of the code of student conduct.

If you have additional questions about Assessment Day, please visit http://www.jmu.edu/assessment/JMUAssess/Aday_Upcoming.htm or contact assessment@jmu.edu.

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August 22: Drive-Thru Permit Pickup: The Parking Services permit pickup drive-thru will be available for students who purchase their permits online after August 10. The drive-thru will be located on Lakeside Service Drive outside of Parking Services and will be open August 21 and 22 from 9:00 AM - 5:00 PM, on August 23 from 11:00 AM - 5:00 PM, and August 25 and 26 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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August 23: Saturday Office Hours: The parking office will be open from 11:00 AM – 5:00 PM on Saturday, August 23. MORE >


August 23: Drive-Thru Permit Pickup: The Parking Services permit pickup drive-thru will be available for students who purchase their permits online after August 10. The drive-thru will be located on Lakeside Service Drive outside of Parking Services and will be open August 21 and 22 from 9:00 AM - 5:00 PM, on August 23 from 11:00 AM - 5:00 PM, and August 25 and 26 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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August 25: Fall Semester Begins:

Fall Semester runs from August 25th to December 5th.

Have you sent in your Fall 2014 schedule yet?  If so, be sure to stop by our office to pick up your Access Plans!  Each Access Plan has a Test and Exam Accommodation Arrangement (TEAA) form attached along with detailed instructors for how to set an appointment to take your exam in our new testing space.

If you haven't emailed us a copy of the "List View" of your schedule and would like Access Plans for your classes, please do so as soon as possible!  It takes about 2 business days for us to process youur request, so the sooner we receive your schedule, the sooner you can have your Access Plans.  Please email your schedule to disability-svcs@jmu.edu.

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August 25: Display Name: Classes meet as scheduled. MORE >


August 25: Fall semester begins: Classes meet as scheduled. MORE >


August 25: Welcome Back!: The Fall Semester Begins! MORE >


August 25: Classes Begin: Fall 2014 classes begin as scheduled. MORE >


August 25: Monday Office Hours: The office will be open from 7:00 AM – 6:00 PM on Monday, August 25. MORE >


August 25: Drive-Thru Permit Pickup: The Parking Services permit pickup drive-thru will be available for students who purchase their permits online after August 10. The drive-thru will be located on Lakeside Service Drive outside of Parking Services and will be open August 21 and 22 from 9:00 AM - 5:00 PM, on August 23 from 11:00 AM - 5:00 PM, and August 25 and 26 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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August 26: Drive-Thru Permit Pickup: The Parking Services permit pickup drive-thru will be available for students who purchase their permits online after August 10. The drive-thru will be located on Lakeside Service Drive outside of Parking Services and will be open August 21 and 22 from 9:00 AM - 5:00 PM, on August 23 from 11:00 AM - 5:00 PM, and August 25 and 26 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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August 26: Machinal Auditions:

James Madison University Theatre

AUDITIONS


Play: MACHINAL
Audition Dates & Times: Tuesday, August 26th, 6-9 PM, and Wednesday, August 27th, 6-9pm

YOU MUST SIGN UP FOR AN AUDITION TIME SLOT


Place: Forbes Center, 1220 ACTING STUDIO
Performance Dates: October 28th-November 1st, 2014


Notes

Specific information on what to prepare for your audtion is posted on the callboard in the Estes Wing of the Forbes Center.

Callbacks will take place Thursday, August 28th

If you have questions please email Stage Manager, Dale Screiber- schre2ad@dukes.jmu.edu or Director, Terry Brino-Dean- brinodta@jmu.edu 

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August 27: Invitation to an Oral Health Education Training:

Location: Staunton Public Library, 1 Churchville Ave, Staunton, VA 24401

(540) 332-3902, www.stauntonlibrary.org

Who should attend?

Family educators, nurses, family support workers, home visitors and associated staff from any family education or home visiting program.

The Virginia Department of Health (VDH), Dental Health Program, is offering this course for home visiting or family education programs serving pregnant women; families with infants, toddlers and school age children; and families of children with special health care needs. The training will provide crucial information necessary to address the ‘silent epidemic’ of dental disease. Participants will learn the most current evidence-based information about basic oral health care and oral disease prevention. There is no registration fee for the course.

For more information and registration details, download and read the full informational flyer (PDF).

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August 27: Machinal Auditions:

James Madison University Theatre

AUDITIONS


Play: MACHINAL
Audition Dates & Times: Tuesday, August 26th, 6-9 PM, and Wednesday, August 27th, 6-9pm

YOU MUST SIGN UP FOR AN AUDITION TIME SLOT


Place: Forbes Center, 1220 ACTING STUDIO
Performance Dates: October 28th-November 1st, 2014


Notes

Specific information on what to prepare for your audtion is posted on the callboard in the Estes Wing of the Forbes Center.

Callbacks will take place Thursday, August 28th

If you have questions please email Stage Manager, Dale Screiber- schre2ad@dukes.jmu.edu or Director, Terry Brino-Dean- brinodta@jmu.edu 

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August 29: Wine and Cheese Lecture:

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

Mark Thompson from Starr Hill Brewery in Crozet, Va., speaks about artisanal craft brewing.

The evening’s schedule is a reception beginning at 5 p.m., a demonstration by the JMU director of catering at 5:30 p.m. and guest speakers at 6 p.m.

The cost is $15 per person. Online pre-registration is needed by 5 p.m. Aug. 26. Visit http://www.jmu.edu/arboretum.

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August 29: Student Org Night: Visit our table on the UREC Turf to find out more about our program and see what other clubs and organizations JMU has to offer! MORE >


August 30: reception:

Location: Bridgeforth Stadium

International Reception flyer

Come, mingle, meet new and returning globally minded students while enjoying some refreshments. Dress to impress especially as we will be taking a group picture!

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

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August 31: 2013-2014 Student Permits Expire: Student permits from the 2013-2014 academic year will expire Aug. 31, 2014 MORE >


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September 2014

September 1: Professional Development Conference MORE >

September 1: Wole Lagunju Exhibition MORE >

September 2: Last Day to Add/Drop a Class MORE >

September 2: Multilingual Writers' Community Meeting MORE >

September 3: Commonwealth of Virginia Information Technology Summit (COVITS) MORE >

September 3: Alternative Spring Break Domestic Leader Info Session MORE >

September 3: Multilingual Writers' Community Meeting MORE >

September 3: Conversation Partner Program Kickoff Event MORE >

September 4: Mid-Atlantic Sustainability Conference MORE >

September 4: Multilingual Writers' Community Meeting MORE >

September 5: Digital Humanities and Social Sciences Institute MORE >

September 5: global connections MORE >

September 5: SVGLA First Friday Potluck at ArtWorks Gallery MORE >

September 5: Christopher K. Morgan & Artists MORE >

September 8: Martyr of Dixie Exhibition MORE >

September 8: Martyr of Dixie Opening Reception MORE >

September 9: Storytime in the Understory MORE >

September 9: The Art of the Puppet MORE >

September 9: Learning Partner Info Session MORE >

September 9: Alternative Spring Break Domestic Leader Info Session MORE >

September 9: Multilingual Writers' Community Meeting MORE >

September 10: Multilingual Writers' Community Meeting MORE >

September 11: Cascade Phase 1 and 2 Combined Training MORE >

September 11: Multilingual Writers' Community Meeting MORE >

September 12: Meet your Conversation Partner! MORE >

September 12: ICCE Event MORE >

September 12: EMERGENCY written and performed by Daniel Beaty MORE >

September 13: tailgate MORE >

September 15: Celebrating Furious Flower Exhibit MORE >

September 15: Denson Paul Pollard, bass trombone MORE >

September 16: Multilingual Writers' Community Meeting MORE >

September 17: The $100,000 Classroom MORE >

September 17: Cohen Center Grand Opening MORE >

September 17: Legislative Dinner in the Valley MORE >

September 17: Multilingual Writers' Community Meeting MORE >

September 18: Multilingual Writers' Community Meeting MORE >

September 22: Behavior: School-wide to the Individual MORE >

September 22: iweek MORE >

September 22: Artist Lecture: Wole Lagunju MORE >

September 22: Wole Lagunju Exhibition Reception MORE >

September 22: Dominion Lecture MORE >

September 23: Cascade Phase 3 Training MORE >

September 23: Multilingual Writers' Community Meeting MORE >

September 23: Thanksgiving and January Breaks Info Session MORE >

September 23: How I Learned To Drive MORE >

September 24: Furious Flower: Seeding the Future of African American Poetry MORE >

September 24: Fleet Learning Expo and Efficient Technology Symposium MORE >

September 24: Furious Flower Poetry Conference MORE >

September 24: Office of Disability Services' Open House in the New Student Success Center MORE >

September 24: Multilingual Writers' Community Meeting MORE >

September 24: Fusion: Poetry Voiced in Choral Song MORE >

September 25: Multilingual Writers' Community Meeting MORE >

September 26: Virginia Nurses Association Fall Leadership Symposium MORE >

September 26: Board of Visitors Meeting MORE >

September 30: 30-first-city-council-candidates-forum MORE >

September 30: JMU Wind Symphony MORE >

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