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April 2015

April 1: Class of 2019 Gains Access to Housing System:

Welcome, JMU Class of 2019! We are so happy that you have decided to make JMU your home next year. Members of the Class of 2019 will be able to access the Online Housing System after April 1, 2015. 

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April 1: Last day to obtain departmental permission to add a class - 2nd Block: MORE >


April 1: Ross Gay - poetry reading:

Furious Flower presents Ross Gay 4/1/15

As a founding board member of the Community Orchard of Bloomington, IN, Ross Gay is deeply dedicated to sustainability—something that comes through in his abundant and ecstatic poetry. His third collection of poetry A Catalogue of Unabashed Gratitude (2015) focuses on the themes of planting and gardening. “This is a book that studies the wisdom of the garden and orchard,” he says, “those places where all—death, sorrow, loss—is converted into what might, with patience, nourish us.”

About the poet: Gay is the author of Catalog of Unabashed Gratitude (University of Pittsburgh Press, 2015), Bringing the Shovel Down (University of Pittsburgh Press, 2011) and Against Which (CavanKerry Press, 2006). His poems have been published in numerous magazines and journals, in addition to being widely anthologized. Gay is an editor for the chapbook press Q Avenue, and has happily shepherded many beautiful poets’ work into print. His Artists’ Books, in collaboration with Kimberly Thomas, are The Halo, BRN2HNT, and The Bullet. Gay is very involved in  the Bloomington community, both as a board member of the Bloomington Community Orchard and with some of the other wonderful projects in town.

This event in Taylor 405 (on the fourth floor of Madison Union) is free and open to the public.

Parking is available in lot C4 (map below) beginning at 3:30pm before the reading. Guests will not need a permit. 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.

Parking for reading: Ross Gay

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.

Furious Flower Poetry Center

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April 1: 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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April 1: Internship 101:

Want 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.

No SRVP REQUIRED!!!

Check the CAP Calendar!

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April 1: Tea Time: Tea Time is every Wednesday during semester from 2-2:45PM in Roop 103. Please join faculty and students in social time.  BYO mug if you have one. MORE >


April 1: Poster Design Workshop:

Hillcrest House

Tuesday, March 31 @ 4PM
Wednesday, April 1 @ 4PM

These informal workshops will provide an overview of how to design a poster showcasing your scholarship. Information on campus resources for poster printing will also be discussed. Students will have time to ask questions specific to their own projects. Pre-registration for these workshops is not required.

Resources for Designing Posters

The following resources provide guidelines and information on designing posters. Posters should be 36x48 in dimension. The East Campus Copy Center can print posters for as little as $12. Instructions are included in first link below.

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April 1: Poetry Reading: Ross Gay:

As a founding board member of the Community Orchard of Bloomington, IN, Ross Gay is deeply dedicated to sustainability—something that comes through in his abundant and ecstatic poetry. His third collection of poetry A Catalogue of Unabashed Gratitude focuses on the themes of planting and gardening. “This is a book that studies the wisdom of the garden and orchard,” he says, “those places where all—death, sorrow, loss—is converted into what might, with patience, nourish us.”

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April 1: Winning with Money Program:

6-7:30 p.m. (doors open at 5:30 p.m.)
Court Square Theater (simulcast also available online)

The JMU Alumni Association, in partnership with the Office of Financial Aid and Scholarships, is proud to offer a live Winning with Money event. The program consists of four speakers who will each give a 15-minute motivational and educational presentation about budgeting, debt repayment, credit and retirement.

In-person attendance: Court Square Theater doors will open at 5:30 p.m. First 230 guests get a seat in the theater and admittance to the post-event reception at Capital Ale House. You must attend the Court Square Theater live event in order to receive admittance to the Capital Ale House reception.

Live simulcast: The entire program is viewable via simulcast on http://alumni.jmu.edu/s/1591/gid3-Alumni/index.aspx?sid=1591&gid=3&pgid=1774. You may view the live simulcast by simply clicking the video icon on this web page on April 1 from 6 to 7:30 p.m. It may be viewed on any device with Internet access.

Generous donors to the Madison Trust are funding this event.

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April 2: Emerging Leaders (TD1049):

Location: Wine-Price Building

Session: 3 of 7

Session Description: The Power of Synergy

Session Three will help participants recognize that healthy and productive teams will not develop without strong leaders to lead and coach them. After completing this module you will be able to:

  • List benefits of team building
  • Understand the power of synergy
  • List characteristics of effective teams
  • Identify the components of effective team work

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



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April 2: Graduate Symposium:

Showcase of Graduate Scholarship and Creative Activity

Celebrating 60 Years of Graduate Eduation at James Madison University

April 2, 2015

9:00 a.m. - 5:00 p.m.

Festive Conference and Student Center

More information can be found on the The Graduate School website.

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April 2: 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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April 2: Donuts, Decisions, Declarations:

Where: Student Success Center Room 1075, 1st Floor.

All students who are undeclared or looking to change their major are welcome to come to this open event! There will be free Dunkin' Donuts and fun activities to help you find and explore the right major for you.

Sponsored by Career & Academic Planning
Questions? Contact Tracy Hakala at hakalatn@jmu.edu

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April 2: Showcase of Graduate Scholarship and Creative Activity Poster Session:

2-3 p.m.
Highlands Room, Festival Conference and Student Center

Twenty JMU graduate students, representing all seven colleges of the university, present their research and creative endeavors. The session is part of the all-day showcase, “Celebrating 60 Years of Graduate Education at James Madison University.” For a complete showcase schedule, check http://www.jmu.edu/grad/Graduate-Symposium.shtml.

All members of the JMU community, including undergraduate and graduate students, are encouraged to attend.

Free.

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April 2: Distinguished Alum:

"Unconventional paths:  The keys to a successful career"

Jennifer M. Ayers ('94)
Regional New Ventures Team Lead, Frontier Business Unit
Chevron Africa & Latin America
Houston, TX


4:00-5:00 PM
Memorial Hall 7370

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April 2: Resume Writing Workshop:

Learn how to write a resume from scratch. The components of a good resume writing will be covered, including content, format, and appearance.

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April 2: Graduate reception:

Location: TBA

We want to celebrate the many accomplishments of our graduating and departing students, and to personally congratulate you. If you are a graduating senior make sure to attend this event (organized in your honor).

Contact information: Hunter Swanson

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April 3: Scholarly Writers' Lockdown (Faculty Community): Location: Rose Library 5230 CFI Resource Room

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

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

Faculty participants will make progress toward the following faculty community outcomes:

  • Practicing the integration of writing as aspect of career
  • Advancing writing projects, and
  • Increasing a sense of belonging to a writing community

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

  • Enhancing scholarly productivity.
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April 3: Lecture on human nature and genetic enhancement: On April 3, from 11:00-12:30, Dr. Andy Clark, Professor of Logic and Metaphysics (University of Edinburgh), will present “Natural-Born Cyborgs? Reflections on Bodies, Minds, and Human Enhancement,” at the Madison Union Ballroom (Warren Hall 504). This lecture is free and open to the public.

The abstract of Dr. Clark's talk reads as follows: "We are entering an age of widespread human enhancement. The technologies range from wearable, implantable, and pervasive computing, to new forms of onboard sensing, thought-controlled equipment, prosthetic legs able to win track races, and on to the humble but transformative smartphone. But what really matters is the way we are, as a result of this tidal wave of self- re-engineering opportunity, just starting to know ourselves: not as firmly bounded biological organisms but as delightfully reconfigurable nodes in a flux of information, communication, and action. This gives us a new opportunity to look at ourselves, and to ask the fundamental question: Where does the mind stop, and the rest of the world begin?" MORE >


April 3: Andy Clark: Nature-Born Cyborgs? Reflections on Bodies, Minds, and Human Enhancement:

Andy Clark Lecture

Natural-Born Cyborgs? Reflections on Bodies, Minds, and Human Enhancement

Andy Clark, Professor of Logic and Metaphysics, University of Edinburgh, Scotland, UK.

Appointed Chair in Logic and Metaphysics, 2004. Former Director of the Philosophy/Neuroscience/Psychology Program at Washington University in St Louis, and Director of the Cognitive Science Program at Indiana University. Author of critically acclaimed Natural-Born Cyborgs: Minds, Technologies and the Future of Human Intelligence (2003) and Supersizing the Mind: Embodiment, Action, and Cognitive Extension (2011).  

ABSTRACT: We are entering an age of widespread human enhancement. The technologies range from wearable, implantable, and pervasive computing, to new forms of onboard sensing, thought-controlled equipment, prosthetic legs able to win track races, and on to the humble but transformative smartphone. But what really matters is the way we are, as a result of this tidal wave of self- re-engineering opportunity, just starting to know ourselves: not as firmly bounded biological organisms but as delightfully reconfigurable nodes in a flux of information, communication, and action. This gives us a new opportunity to look at ourselves, and to ask the fundamental question: Where does the mind stop, and the rest of the world begin?

When: April 3rd, 11:00 am - 12:30 pm

Where: Madison Union Ballroom

Call Larry Burton, Director, Cohen Center (540-568-4090) or email (burtonlw@jmu.edu) if you have questions.  

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April 3: POSTPONED Student Veteran Professional Development Symposium:

Student Success Center


Student Veteran Professional Development SymposiumTHIS EVENT HAS BEEN POSTPONED UNTIL THE FALL SEMESTER, DATE TBA

Come out for the Inaugural Student Veteran Professional Development Symposium!

This inaugural symposium, sponsored by Deloitte and JMU's Career & Academic Planning is targeted specifically at our student veteran population and will include a luncheon with a keynote address and a resume workshop.  It will look at VA benefits as well as examine the veterans transition and organizational cultures.

To register for this event. please go to the Career & Academic Planning: Recruit-A-Duke site as well as RSVP to Dr. Jennifer Taylor

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April 3: Seminar - Natural history and aesthetics: why care about nature?:

Bioscience 2007

Harry W. Greene, Ph.D.

Department of Ecology and Evolutionary Biology
Cornell University

The diversity of life on earth is under serious threats from human-related causes, and science plays well-known roles in addressing management aspects of this problem. My presentation will describe how natural history also plays a vital role in enhancing appreciation for organisms and environments, thereby influencing value judgments that ultimately underlie all conservation. I will first explain how an 18th century philosopher’s distinction between “beauty” and “sublime” can be used in the context of Darwin’s “descent with modification,” then illustrate this approach with snakes, African megafauna, Texas Longhorns, and California Condors.

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April 3: Cohen Center Lecture Series: Andy Clark:

Cohen Center Spring Lecture Series
12:30 p.m.
Taylor 405

Andy Clark, appointed Chair in Logic and Metaphysic (2004), University of Edinburgh.  Author of critically acclaimed Natural-Born Cyborgs: Minds, Technologies, and the Future of Human Intelligence (2003) and Supersizing the Mind: Embodiment, Action, and Cognitive Extension (2011).  

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April 3: Global Connections:

Location: Hoffman Hall Lounge

global connections icon

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

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

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

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April 3: Philosophy colloquium: "Why Lance Armstrong Didn't Cheat":

Dr. Eric Moore

On Friday, April 3, from 3:30-5:00, Dr. Eric Moore (Longwood University) will give a talk on the ethics of doping and cheating, with a special focus on the case of Lance Armstrong.  You may be surprised to hear the conclusions he defends!

Venue: Taylor Hall 309

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April 3: Easter egg painting:

Location: Hoffman Hall Lounge

Come with your conversation partner for an afternoon of egg painting! Tea and snacks will be provided.

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April 3: A.A.:

Apr. 3 | 8-9pm | Burruss Hall 232

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

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

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April 4: Volunteer to Spruce up Spitzer!:

Spitzer Arts Center in Harrisonburg is seeking volunteers for their “Spruce up Spitzer” event on Saturday, April 4, 10:00am-2:00pm. The event is designed to clean up the grounds around the outside of the center, located at: 486 W Market St., Harrisonburg, VA 22801.

Contact Danielle at dncampbell83@gmail.com if you’re interested in volunteering or would like further information.

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April 6: Fall Registration:

Plan and discuss your schedule with your advisor and clear all debts or other obligations that may hold your registration. http://www.jmu.edu/registrar/wm_library/e-campus_Holds.pps If permission is needed to enroll in a class, obtain it from the department before attempting to register.

Undergraduate students will be assigned a registration appointment time according to the cumulative hours earned as of the third Friday of the 2015 spring semester.  If you have pending transfer or test credit, it must be posted to your transcript by the third Friday of the current semester to be included in the calculation of hours earned.  Current enrollment does not count towards hours earned as they have not yet been completed.

Undergraduate appointments are assigned by credit hours earned.  Students my register any time after their assinged registration start time, but not before.

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April 6: Fall Advanced Registration UG:

Plan and discuss your schedule with your advisor and clear all debts or other obligations that may hold your registration. http://www.jmu.edu/registrar/wm_library/e-campus_Holds.pps
If permission is needed to enroll in a class, obtain it from the department before attempting to register.

Undergraduate students will be assigned a registration appointment time according to the cumulative hours earned as of the third Friday of the 2015 spring semester.  If you have pending transfer or test credit, it must be posted to your transcript by the third Friday of the current semester to be included in the calculation of hours earned.  Current enrollment does not count towards hours earned as they have not yet been completed.

Undergraduate appointments are assigned by credit hours earned.  Students my register any time after their assinged registration start time, but not before.

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April 6: Fall Open Enrollment GR:

GR Open Enrollment:

April 6-September 8

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April 6: Post Conflict Recovery Week:

When the conflict ends, the healing begins. Join CISR from April 6-9, 2015 for a dynamic week of events discussing the physical and emotional process of recovery after conflict.

As an introduction to the event, the The Institute for Visual Studies (IVS) at James Madison University will host an exhibition of photos entitled, "How I See: A Refugee’s Experience of Harrisonburg", by Husan Abdulazeez, an Iraqi refugee living in Harrisonburg. The exhibition will run from February 10 through April 9, 2015 at the IVS Gallery at Roop Hall.

More information on the event

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April 6: Clothesline Project:

The Clothesline Project is a visual display that bears witness to sexual assault and intimate partner violence. JMU students, faculty, staff, and local community members create t-shirts to represent their experience of intimate partner violence, sexual assault, or sexual victimization. This is a completely silent event to ensure that respect is given to those who may be survivor or who may know someone who was a survivor.

To participate stop by the Madison Union Ballroom:

  • Monday, April 6: 12:00 pm-8:00 pm 
  • Tuesday, April 7: 10:00 am-5:30 pm 
  • Wednesday, April 8: 9:00 am-2:00 pm 

Interested in volunteering?

Contact Carson Rader-Bell at raderbyc@jmu.edu.
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April 6: Boards, Councils, Volunteers: What Now? (TD1986):

Workshop Description:

You want to start an alumni council or EAC or maybe you’ve had one for years but it needs new life. Leading volunteer boards is challenging but when managed properly can be rewarding for all involved. Come explore tips and tricks and learn about our new Volunteer Management Toolkit to use in your future volunteer initiatives.

Location: Taylor, Room 306

Presented by: Carrie Combs, Director of the College of Engagement and Ashley Privott, Director of Alumni Relations

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April 6: Scholarly Writers' Lockdown (Faculty Community): Location: Rose Library 5230 CFI Resource Room

click to register


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

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

Faculty participants will make progress toward the following faculty community outcomes:
  • Practicing the integration of writing as aspect of career
  • Advancing writing projects, and
  • Increasing a sense of belonging to a writing community

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

  • Enhancing scholarly productivity.
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April 6: Boards, Councils and Volunteers: What now?:

Monday, April 6, 2015

1:00-2:30pm

Taylor 306

Register through MyMadison Course TD 1986

You want to start an alumni council or EAC or maybe you’ve had one for years but it needs new life. Leading volunteer boards is challenging but when managed properly can be rewarding for all involved. Come explore tips and tricks and learn about our new Volunteer Management Toolkit to use in your future volunteer initiatives.

This workshop will be co-facilitated by Carrie Combs, Director of College Engagement and Ashley Privott, Director of Alumni Relations.

Questions? Contact Carrie Combs (teicheca@jmu.edu)

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April 6: Colloquia: Speaker: Rex Ford. Roop 103 3:45-4:45PM. More info here. MORE >


April 6: Film screening: The Mask You Live In:

Grafton-Stovall Theater

The Mask You Live In follows boys and young men as they struggle to stay true to themselves while negotiating America’s narrow definition of masculinity.

Pressured by the media, their peer group, and even the adults in their lives, our protagonists confront messages encouraging them to disconnect from their emotions, devalue authentic friendships, objectify and degrade women, and resolve conflicts through violence. These gender stereotypes interconnect with race, class, and circumstance, creating a maze of identity issues boys and young men must navigate to become “real” men.

Experts in neuroscience, psychology, sociology, sports, education, and media also weigh in, offering empirical evidence of the “boy crisis” and tactics to combat it.

The Mask You Live In ultimately illustrates how we, as a society, can raise a healthier generation of boys and young men.

View the trailer here.

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April 6: Post-Conflict Recovery Week Speaker:

7-8:30 p.m.
Room 1101, Miller Hall

Dr. Ken Rutherford, director of JMU’s Center for International Stabilization and Recovery, presents “Landmines in Our Backyard: The U.S. Civil War’s Buried History.” Having compiled years of research, Rutherford will speak about the local legacy of landmines, bringing the work CISR does abroad very close to home.

Visit the CISR website, http://jmu.edu/cisr, for a complete schedule of events.

All events are sponsored by JMU’s Center for International Stabilization and Recovery with support from JMU’s Institute for Visual Studies, Department of Justice Studies, Department of Graduate Psychology, Department of Political Science, McClung Companies and the Shenandoah Valley Battlefield Foundation.

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April 6: Russell Elliot: Reimaging R&B:

Join Madison Equality and the LGBT and Ally Education program for an evening with Russell Elliot. Russel is a performer and recording artist. He is known for his R&B that respects women, R&B with a queer voice, and a 4-song EP and music video guided by clarity, principles, & freedom.

Russell Elliot Video

7 pm  Festival Conference and Student Center, Grand Ballroom

Free

GayMU Week April 6 - 10, check out other program opportunities

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April 6: Common Ground:

Apr. 6 | 8-9pm | Madison Union 203

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

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

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

Common Ground meets Mondays in Madison Union (formerly Warren Hall) Room 203 from 8-9pm. Students can join at any point in the semester, and there is no minimum commitment for attendance.

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

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April 6: Internship 101:

Want 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.

No SRVP REQUIRED!!!

Check the CAP Calendar!

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April 7: 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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April 7: Pre-Retirement Planning II (TD1604):

Location: Wine-Price Building

Workshop Description: Preparing for retirement can seem overwhelming. This is why we have offered and continue to offer our Pre-Retirement Planning workshop I. If you attended this program in the past 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 The Pre-Retirement Planning Workshop 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? In this program we will spend more time in managing assets and understanding retirement income planning. Please join 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:

  • Budgeting
  • Retirement Income Planning
  • Debt Management
  • Investing Concepts & Planning
  • Life Insurance
  • Long-Term Care
  • Pensions
  • Social Security
  • Reverse Mortgages
  • Wills & Probate
  • Estate Planning

Presented by: Stephan Hess, CFP, Hess Financial

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April 7: Student Employment Essentials (TD1462):

Workshop Focus: News & Updates; Summer & Fall Hiring; Interviewing & Hiring Tips; Job Link

Course#: TD1462

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 Specialist, The Student Work Experience Center

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April 7: Graduation Fair:

First Annual Graduation Fair
Tuesday, April 7, 4-9 pm, E Hall (Montpelier Room)

All you need to know about Graduation!

  • Chat with staff from University Events and Alumni Relations
  • Purchase your cap and gown from the JMU Bookstore
  • Take professional headshots or cap and gown shots by GradImages

Also stop by and visit

  • JMU Athletics and Duke Club
  • Balfour (Class ring)
  • Herff-Jones (Announcements)
  • And More!!!

There will be door prizes, pizza, soda and entertainment!

Make sure to stop by Ryan Berry Productions and provide a senior reflections video for Commencement Day!

Streamers at Graduation

For additional information related to JMU Commencement weekend please view the Commencement Homepage.

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April 7: Take Back the Night:

Take Back the Night is an annual event held to support survivors of sexual violence.  Student performers, a keynote speaker, and speakout give voice and increase awareness to the severity of this issue.  

This year the keynote speaker is Wagatwe Sara Wanjuki, an activist, feminist, writer, and social media stategist.  Learn more about Wagatwe at www.wagatwe.com.

Schedule of events for Take Back the Night:

6-7 pm - Student performances

7-8 pm - Wagatwe Sara Wanjuki 

8 pm - Speakout begins 

The evening will conclude with a candlelight vigil.

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April 7: Post-Conflict Recovery Week Panel Discussion:

7-8:30 p.m.
Room 159, ISAT/CS Building

“Our Story: Harrisonburg’s Refugee Community” will examine the difficulty of being a refugee, the Harrisonburg refugee community and the local resources available. Moderated by CISR’s Peer Support and Trauma Rehabilitation Specialist Cameron Macauley, the discussion will also include presentations by Jim Hershberger and Rebecca Sprague of the Harrisonburg Refugee Resettlement Program. In addition, refugees living in Harrisonburg will share their stories and experiences.

Visit the CISR website, http://jmu.edu/cisr, for a complete schedule of events.

All events are sponsored by JMU’s Center for International Stabilization and Recovery with support from JMU’s Institute for Visual Studies, Department of Justice Studies, Department of Graduate Psychology, Department of Political Science, McClung Companies and the Shenandoah Valley Battlefield Foundation.

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April 8: Apply to lead an International OR Domestic 2016 ASB trip!:

You can lead an Alternative Spring Break Trip in 2016!! It is time to apply for leading a domestic ASB and/or international ASB. Fill out this application and email it to abp@jmu.edu by noon on April 8th! Make sure you put time and thought into each answer because this is an amazing chance to make a difference in people's lives. 

Here is the New International Trip Proposal document and here is the New Domestic Trip Proposal document!

If you have questions, come by the Community Service-Learning office in the Student Success Center (2nd floor) or email us at abp@jmu.edu.

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April 8: Hiring @ JMU (TD1002):

Location: Wine-Price Building

Session: 1 of 2

Workshop Description: PAR forms/student contracts, interview questions, employment law, reference checks, diversity, payroll...Does the recruitment and hiring process seem overwhelming to you? It can be, but we have created a 2-part training session to help you! Do you hire student employees? We'll cover it! Do you hire faculty? We'll cover it! Do you hire staff? We'll cover it! (formerly HR1002)

Session 1: Employment law; Diversity considerations; Recruiting and interviewing for faculty, classified, wage and student employees; Hiring an international employee; Onboard; and Hiring paperwork for faculty, classified, wage, student and GA positions.

Session 2: Parking for new employees; Orientation of faculty, classified and wage employees; Performance evaluations for faculty, staff and student employees; Employee leave; and Payroll deadlines and classifications.

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

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April 8: Hiring @ JMU (TD1002) - Session 1:

Course# TD1002

Note: This workshop is capped at 24 participants.

Total Workshop Time: 2 - 3 Hour Sessions (6 Hours Total)

Pre-requisites: None

Workshop Description: PAR forms/student contracts, interview questions, employment law, reference checks, diversity, payroll...Does the recruitment and hiring process seem overwhelming to you? It can be, but we have created a 2-part training session to help you! Do you hire student employees? We'll cover it! Do you hire faculty? We'll cover it! Do you hire staff? We'll cover it! (formerly HR1002)

Session 1: Employment law; Diversity considerations; Recruiting and interviewing for faculty, classified, wage and student employees; Hiring an international employee; Onboard; and Hiring paperwork for faculty, classified, wage, student and GA positions.

Session 2: Parking for new employees; Orientation of faculty, classified and wage employees; Performance evaluations for faculty, staff and student employees; Employee leave; and Payroll deadlines and classifications.

Presented by: Recruitment Team, Human Resources

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April 8: Graduation Fair:

First Annual Graduation Fair
Wednesday, April 8, 9 am-1 pm, E Hall (Montpelier Room)

All you need to know about Graduation!

  • Chat with staff from University Events and Alumni Relations
  • Purchase your cap and gown from the JMU Bookstore
  • Take professional headshots or cap and gown shots by GradImages

Also stop by and visit

  • JMU Athletics and Duke Club
  • Balfour (Class ring)
  • Herff-Jones (Announcements)
  • And More!!!

There will be door prizes, pizza, soda and entertainment!

Make sure to stop by Ryan Berry Productions and provide a senior reflections video for Commencement Day!

Streamers at Graduation

For additional information related to JMU Commencement weekend please view the Commencement Homepage.

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April 8: FLLC Conference: Tolerance:

Conference
April 8-9, 2015
 
The Department of Foreign Languages, Literatures and Cultures is hosting its thirteenth conference at James Madison University with the collaboration of the Departments of English, History, Justice Studies, Philosophy and Religion, Political Science, and Sociology and Anthropology; the Schools of Art and Art History and of Music; and the support of the College of Arts and Letters.  This conference will bring together scholars/researchers from a variety of disciplines to address the meaning of tolerance, the virtue that makes peace possible.  
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April 8: Kevin Tucker - EIR Visit:

Kevin Tucker - EIR

Kevin Tucker, Owner & President of SOLitude Lake Management Company

As one of JMU's Entrepreneurs-in-Residence, Kevin will be on campus to engage with students and share his expertise in sustainability and water management.

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April 8: Wildflower Walk with the Arboretum Director:

10 a.m.
Edith J. Carrier Arboretum

Enjoy viewing dozens of bulb varieties and wildflowers in their natural habitat. For information, check http://www.jmu.edu/arboretum or call (540) 568-3194. Free.

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April 8: Understanding the Virginia Sickness & Disability Program (VSDP) (TD1204):

Location: Wine-Price Building

Workshop Description: This session will provide an overview of the Virginia Sickness and Disability Program. There will be a review of the leave received through this program, along with an understanding of the usage of this leave. In addition, there will be discussion on what constitutes a short-term disability, the effect on benefits and pay during short-term disability, and the process to begin a disability claim. The transition from short-term disability to long-term disability will also be reviewed, along with effects on benefits.

Presented by: Benefits Team, Human Resources

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April 8: Understanding the Virginia Sickness & Disability Program (TD1204):

Course# TD1204

Note: This workshop is capped at 15 participants

Total Workshop Time: 1.5 hours

Pre-requisites: None

Workshop Description: This session will provide an overview of the Virginia Sickness and Disability Program. There will be a review of the leave received through this program, along with an understanding of the usage of this leave. In addition, there will be discussion on what constitutes a short-term disability, the effect on benefits and pay during short-term disability, and the process to begin a disability claim. The transition from short-term disability to long-term disability will also be reviewed, along with effects on benefits.

Presented by: The JMU Benefits Team, Human Resources

Part of the JMU Benefits Series

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April 8: Tea Time: Tea Time is every Wednesday during semester from 2-2:45PM in Roop 103. Please join faculty and students in social time.  BYO mug if you have one. MORE >


April 8: Business Meeting:

Great Room, Leeolou Alumni Center
An agenda will be posted closer to the meeting date.
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April 8: Economics and the Gilliam Center Speaker Series: David Colander: Wednesday, April 8, 2015 | 4:00 p.m. | Zane Showker Hall, Room G1: The Economics Department and the Gilliam Center welcome guest speaker, David Colander from Middlebury College. He will be giving a speech entitled: "Complexity and the Art of Public Policy." MORE >


April 8: Special Collections Speaker Series:

4-5 p.m.
Room 301, Carrier Library

Emeritus and current members of the Student Government Association and Mary Ann Mason, graduate student in the JMU history department, present “SGA at JMU.”

Sponsored by Special Collections in JMU Libraries and Educational Technologies. Free.

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April 8: Deadline to submit Senior Honors Project for May 2015 grads:

April 8, 2015 at 5:00 PM is the deadline to submit the completed Senior Honors Project for students graduating in May 2015. For instructions on submitting the project, visit the Senior Honors Project Procedures section of the website.

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April 8: Out On Campus Panel:

GayMU week presents Out on Campus panel

Have you ever wondered what it's like to identify as lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender or queer? This panel will feature openly LGBTQ JMU students who are willing to answer any question you might have. Audience members will be able to anonymously ask the panel any question about being queer, being out on campus, coming out, etc.

6:30 - 8 pm  ISAT 0136

GayMU Week April 6 - 10, check out other program opportunities

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April 8: Post-Conflict Recovery Week Keynote Address:

7-8:30 p.m.
Room 1101, Miller Hall

Cambodian activist Aki Ra will present the keynote address. As a former Khmer Rouge child soldier, he has dedicated his life to clearing landmines and caring for child survivors. He will discuss his current efforts to remove landmines, foster orphans and run a landmine museum in Cambodia.

Visit the CISR website, http://jmu.edu/cisr, for a complete schedule of events.

All events are sponsored by JMU’s Center for International Stabilization and Recovery with support from JMU’s Institute for Visual Studies, Department of Justice Studies, Department of Graduate Psychology, Department of Political Science, McClung Companies and the Shenandoah Valley Battlefield Foundation.

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April 8: Brian Sims:

State Representative Brian K. Sims is a distinguished policy attorney and civil rights advocate from Center City Philadelphia. A member of the national campaign board of the Gay & Lesbian Victory Fund until August 2011, Sims lectures regularly about the policy and legal challenges facing the LGBT civil rights movement and is a regular lecturer at the Center for Progressive Leadership. He is the first out LGBT member of the Pennsylvania General Assembly. Learn more about Brian here.

Thursday, April 9, 8 pm 

Miller Hall 1101

GayMU week, April 6 - 10, sponsored by Madison Equatlity and the LGBT and Ally Education Program

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April 8: Tax Workshop:

Location: Forbes 1203

EVERY international student who was in the US in 2014 needs to file tax forms . 

To help you with this process, stop by at any point during this last tax workshop. You will need to bring:

  • Passport
  • I-20 or DS2019
  • Forms: W-2 and/or 1042-S (if you worked or earned a scholarship from a U.S. institution)*

> If you do NOT have a W-2 or 1042-S form click here!

Contact Information: Thomas Lavenir MORE >


April 9: Emerging Leaders (TD1049):

Location: Wine-Price Building

Session: 4 of 7

Session Description: Managing Diversity in the Workplace

This session will help you develop strategies for managing diversity in your departments. After completing this module you will be able to:

  • Identify the impact diversity may have on a department
  • Understand the benefits of a diverse workforce
  • Develop strategies for leading diverse teams

Presented by: Kellie Crawford, Recruitment Specialist, Human Resources



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April 9: Jon Craver - EIR Visit:

Jon Craver - EIR

Want career advice from Jon?

As JMU’s Executive-In-Residence, Jon will be holding office hours in April in Zane Showker Hall Office 532 for individual or small group discussions. Contact Jon or the Center for Entrepreneurship directly to set up a 30 minute appointment to receive invaluable career advice.

jon.d.craver@gmail.com - (703) 851-2755

cfe@jmu.edu

 

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April 9: Post-Conflict Recovery Week Photo Exhibit Closing Reception:

Noon-2 p.m.
Room 208, Roop Hall

In partnership with JMU’s Institute for Visual Studies, CISR will host a closing lunch reception for Husam Abudlazeez, a photographer and Iraqi refugee living in Harrisonburg, whose current exhibit, “Capturing Life,” presents his experience as a refugee living here.

Visit the CISR website, http://jmu.edu/cisr, for a complete schedule of events.

All events are sponsored by JMU’s Center for International Stabilization and Recovery with support from JMU’s Institute for Visual Studies, Department of Justice Studies, Department of Graduate Psychology, Department of Political Science, McClung Companies and the Shenandoah Valley Battlefield Foundation.

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April 9: Gay? Fine By Me T-shirt Giveaway:

Stop by the Commons and pick up a t-shirt and support GayMU week sponsored by Madison Equality and the LGBT adn Ally Education Program! 

1 - 3 pm   The Commons 

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April 9: Optional Retirement Participants-What to Expect When You Retire (TD1352):

Location: Wine-Price Building

Workshop Description: Learn what happens to your life insurance and health insurance when you retire. Gain an understanding of what is considered retirement when enrolled in an optional retirement, and how decisions you make on taking distributions can affect your benefits through the state.

Presented by: Julie Byers, Benefits Team Leader, Human Resources

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April 9: Optional Retirement Participants-What to Expect When You Retire (TD1352):

Course# TD1352

Note: The workshop is capped at 15 participants.

Total Workshop Time: 1.5 Hours

Pre-requisites: None

Workshop Description: Learn what happens to your life insurance and health insurance when you retire. Gain an understanding of what is considered retirement when enrolled in an optional retirement, and how decisions you make on taking distributions can affect your benefits through the state.

Presented by: Julie Byers, Benefits Team Leader, Human Resources

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April 9: No Excuses: Foundations for Accountability, Ethics and Values (TD1833):

Location: Wine-Price Building, 3rd Floor

Workshop Description: Lack of effective accountability is the number one issue holding back performance in organizations today. Improving accountability at every level has proven to directly impact the positive outcomes of teams in the work place and beyond. Come learn how effective accountability leads to the execution of outcomes, not just talk or apologies, and explore a process that is easily learned and implemented to achieve effective accountability.

Participants in this workshop will learn to:

  • Demonstrate the skills needed to implement accountability with results
  • Develop methods to prepare for the accountability process and discussion
  • Determine what it takes to get “success” for all parties in the outcomes
  • Understand effective accountability versus ineffective accountability

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

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April 9: Display Name:

OPT

Optional Practical Training is available for F-1 students who would like to legally work here in the U.S. in a field related to their major.  This session will give you details on the application process needed to obtain work authorization. This will be the last OPT workshop for spring semester! 

OPT applications can be filed with USCIS 90 days prior to program completion or within the 60 day grace period following program completion.  Our office strongly recommends applying before completing your program because applications can take 60 to 90 days to be approved by USCIS.

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April 9: Peacebuilding and Economic Development in Kosovo (Scholarly Talk) :

Location: East Campus Dining Hall, Montpelier Room.  A light reception to follow from 5pm-6pm.

Click to register


Former Minister of Finance and Economy for Kosovo and former Ambassador of Kosovo to Japan, Ahmet Shala, will explore Kosovo’s difficult past, challenging present, and promising future in this jointly sponsored talk by James Madison University and Eastern Mennonite University.   Ambassador Shala will explore the role of peacebuilding for creating prosperity in Kosovo, the Balkans, and South East Europe.  The political and socio-economic challenges of Kosovo will be contrasted with rich potentials of a highly motivated youth population, natural resources, and ecotourism.   Participants will learn about Kosovo and the region, while exploring the role of economic development in the long-term process of peacebuilding in the aftermath of violent conflict. The event will be followed by a festive reception. 

Faculty participants will make progress toward:

  • Understanding the history of the conflict in Kosovo,
  • Exploring how economic development can lead to a peaceful future, and
  • Appreciate the perspective of a former diplomat.

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

  • Appreciating the diverse forms, purposes, and communication modes of scholarship in higher education.

Facilitator: Ahmet Shala, Former Ambassador of the Republic of Kosovo to Japan, Political Science and Justice Studies

Partners/Sponsors:   

  • Eastern Mennonite University,
  • JMU Office of the President,
  • JMU Political Science and Justice Studies Departments

Additional event information:

The Montpelier room is located on the upper level of the East Campus Dining Hall.  The East Campus Dining Hall is located just off the corner of University Boulevard and Carrier Drive.  Parking is available in the D3 lot for this event, no permit will be nessesary from 3:30pm until 6:30pm (D3 lot only).  The D3 lot is on Carrier Drive just off of University Boulevard and extends uphill into the gravel lot.  Click here for a campus map.

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April 9: Lecture: Transforming Lives with Russian Literature:

The Elizabeth B. Neatrour Russian Studies Lecture Series and the JMU Department of Foreign Languages, Literatures, and Cultures presents

"Transforming Lives with Russian Literature"  
 Dr. Andrew Kaufman

April 9, 2015  at  5:30pm , Highlands Room of the Festival Center

Dr. Kaufman is the author of Give War and Peace a Chance: Tolstoyan Wisdom for Troubled Times and the creator of the "Books Behind Bars" program, which teaches Russian literature to incarcerated youth. To learn more about Dr. Kaufman, please visit his website www.andrewkaufman.com 

The lecture will be at 5:30pm in the Highlands Room of the Festival Center on the campus of James Madison University. A reception and book sale will follow the lecture.

The lecture is in English and is open to the public.


For more information, please contact Stephany Plecker, pleckesg@jmu.edu 

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April 9: Departmental Awards Ceremony:

An evening to honor our outstanding graduates.  Awards presented include the Ikenberry Award for outstanding graduating senior, the Mathematics and Statistics Research Award recognizing research accomplishments in the mathematical sciences, as well as awards presented to the outstanding seniors in Statistics, applied mathematics, pure mathematics and mathematics education.

Location: Roop 103

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April 10: Brainstorm Conference 2015:

VSTE is partnering with the Shenandoah Valley Technology Consortium and James Madison University to present the fourth annual Brainstorm 2015 on Friday, April 10, in Harrisonburg, Virginia. Hands-on with a focus on making, creating and collaborating.

K-12 TEACHERS in the Shenandoah Valley: Make sure you mark your calendars!

The 2015 Brainstorm Conference will be held in the home of the JMU College of Education: Memorial Hall.
For more information, visit the conference website: 

http://events.vstereg.org/events/brainstorm-2015-make-and-take/

Conference Schedule:

http://brainstorm2015.sched.org

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April 10: Scholarly Writers' Lockdown (Faculty Community): Location: Rose Library 5230 CFI Resource Room

click to register


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

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

Faculty participants will make progress toward the following faculty community outcomes:

  • Practicing the integration of writing as aspect of career
  • Advancing writing projects, and
  • Increasing a sense of belonging to a writing community

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

  • Enhancing scholarly productivity.
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April 10: Basic Finance & Budgeting: Getting Your Financial Ducks in a Row (TD1373):

Location: Wine-Price Building

Session: 4 of 4

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

This Multi-Session workshop will include:

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

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

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April 10: Fidelity One-On-One Counseling Sessions:

Let Fidelity 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 (508) 284-3109 or log on to www.fidelity.com/atwork/reservations
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April 10: Resume Writing Workshop:

Learn how to write a resume from scratch. The components of a good resume writing will be covered, including content, format, and appearance.

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April 10: Board of Visitors Meeting:

The meeting will be held at 1:00 p.m. in the Board Room of the Festival Conference and Student Center at JMU. Public comment will not be received.

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April 10: Looking at human impacts on our environment from a planetary perspective:

Memorial Hall Sphere Theater 5110B

Science on a Sphere gives students a chance to view their world in a new perspective.  The Sphere is a room-sized, global display system that uses computers and video projectors to display planetary data, analogous to a giant animated globe.  Students will look at the global environment and major human impacts from this unique perspective, as we discuss global climate change, food production, and energy use by the increasing human population.

This presentation is coordinated by the ISNW Awareness and Programming Committee.

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April 10: Global Connections:

Location: Hoffman Hall Lounge

global connections icon

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

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

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

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April 10: A.A.:

Apr. 10 | 8-9pm | Burruss Hall 232

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

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

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April 11: Cherry Blossom:

Location: Godwin Steps

Cherry Blossom Festival flyer

Now the moment a lot of you have been waiting for is here - Registration for the DC Cherry Blossom Festival is now open! 

The DC trip is an all-day trip on Saturday, April 11th. 

The bus will leave JMU early in the morning and we should return to campus around 9:30pm.

There is a lot of fun stuff to do during the festival so be sure to bring enough money to enjoy the many different activities some of which are free and some may cost a fee. 

Since there is a lot of interest in this trip, we are asking students to register by coming to the ISSS office which is located in JMAC 6 Suite 23 to sign up and to sign a waiver form.  Our office is open Monday through Friday from 8am to 5pm.

Contact information: Raquel Suarez

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April 11: 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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April 11: FVC & PASO Scholarship Glow 5K:

Saturday, April 11, 2015 | 8:00 p.m.-10:00 p.m. | University Park: 

The Friends of Valley Charities and the JMU Public Affairs Student Organization are teaming up to host the first Glow 5K. All of the proceeds from the race go to Friends of Valley Charities Scholarship Fund, which provides grants to JMU students who have cancer or are directly affected by the disease. 

The race will begin and end at University Park (Upark), which is located at 1090 Devon Lane in Harrisonburg, Va. 

Click here to register. 

You can also display poster boards with messages honoring loved ones who were affected by cancer on the concluding segment of the race. The signs can say things like "in honor of," "in memory of," or simply words of encouragement. You can purchase a sign on the FVC website for $30 per sign. 

Race packets can be picked up on Friday, April 10 from 5-7 p.m. in the Zane Showker Hall lobby. 

For additional details and race updates, email fvc@fvconline.org or call 540-246-8174.

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April 13: Fall Open Enrollment UG:

UG Open Enrollment:

April 13-May22
August 3-September 8

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April 13: Monarch Butterfly Talk:

Noon-1 p.m.
Frances Plecker Education Center, Edith J. Carrier Arboretum

Gail Napora presents an informative talk that includes the monarch’s paths and patterns in the species’ migration between Mexico and Virginia. Also see the wonders of monarch lifecycle stages in lovely photographs. The talk will help monarch enthusiasts understand host plants, especially the native milkweeds, and how important they are for the monarch’s survival.

Register for this free talk by visiting http://www.jmu.edu/arboretum.

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April 13: Scholarly Writers' Lockdown (Faculty Community): Location: Rose Library 5230 CFI Resource Room

Click to register


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

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

Faculty participants will make progress toward the following faculty community outcomes:

  • Practicing the integration of writing as aspect of career
  • Advancing writing projects, and
  • Increasing a sense of belonging to a writing community

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

  • Enhancing scholarly productivity.
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April 13: 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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April 13: Colloquia: Speaker: Matthias Beck. Title: Parking Functions and Friends. Roop 103 3:45-4:45PM. More info here. MORE >


April 13: MVS: Lawrence Lessig:

Forbes Center Concert Hall

The Office of the President, in conjunction with the Madison Institutes of JMU’s department of Outreach and Engagement, welcomes Lawrence Lessig. Lessig is the Roy L. Furman Professor of Law at Harvard Law School, and most recently served as the Director of the Edmond J. Safra Center for Ethics at Harvard University. Prior to rejoining the Harvard faculty, Lessig was a professor at Stanford Law School, where he founded the school's Center for Internet and Society, and at the University of Chicago. He clerked for Judge Richard Posner on the 7th Circuit Court of Appeals and Justice Antonin Scalia on the United States Supreme Court. Lessig serves on the Board of Creative Commons, MAPLight, Brave New Film Foundation, The American Academy, Berlin, AXA Research Fund and iCommons.org, and is on the advisory board of the Sunlight Foundation. He is a Member of the American Academy of Arts and Sciences, and the American Philosophical Association, and has received numerous awards, including the Free Software Foundation's Freedom Award, Fastcase 50 Award and being named one of Scientific American's Top 50 Visionaries. Lessig holds a BA in economics and a BS in management from the University of Pennsylvania, an MA in philosophy from Cambridge, and a JD from Yale.

Dr. Lessig will serve as the sixth and final speaker in the 2014-2015 Madison Vision Series.

This event is free and open to the public.

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April 13: Deadline to submit Senior Honors Project Application and Proposal:

The Senior Honors Project application form and proposal for students in 499A must be submitted to the Honors Program main office by 5:00 PM. Visit the Senior Honors Project Application and Proposal section for more information.

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April 13: Visiting Scholar Judith Jellison:

Judith Jellison, Mary D. Bold Regents Professor in Music and Human Learning; University Distinguished Teaching Professor, University of Texas at Austin

“Too Much Stuff, Not Enough Time: Essentials About Inclusion”

Monday, April 13, 6 p.m.

2105 Harrison Hall

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April 13: Visiting Scholars Program Lecture:

6 p.m.
Room 2105, Harrison Hall

Judith Jellison, Mary D. Bold Regents Professor in Music and Human Learning and Distinguished Teaching Professor, University of Texas at Austin, presents “Too Much Stuff, Not Enough Time: Essentials About Inclusion.”

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

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April 13: Common Ground:

Apr. 13 | 8-9pm | Madison Union 203

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

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

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

Common Ground meets Mondays in Madison Union (formerly Warren Hall) Room 203 from 8-9pm. Students can join at any point in the semester, and there is no minimum commitment for attendance.

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

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April 14: Deadline to withdrawal with W for 2nd Block: Deadline to withdrawal with "W" for 2nd Block or changing course credit options (Course withdrawals or credit option changes will not be processed after the end of the course adjustment period) MORE >


April 14: Phase II Training (TD0607):

Location: Wine-Price Building

New Employee Orientation, Phase Two, is intended to familiarize new employees with the culture and beliefs of the JMU community. Also discussed are additional "fringe" benefits. Phase Two is open to ALL non-student employees of the university.

To register a non-classified employee for Phase Two Orientation, e-mail the employee's name, e-mail address and supervisor's name to jobs@jmu.edu or call (540) 568-6165.

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April 14: 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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April 14: All Together One Community Gathering:

Noon
The Commons
(Rain location: Grafton-Stovall Theatre)

The JMU chapter of Omicron Delta Kappa presents its annual All Together One Awards to members of the JMU community. Criteria for selection are building community, inspiring others, having a caring attitude, possessing a dedication to learning and demonstrating a commitment to working together.

For more information, check http://www.alltogetherone.org.

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April 14: Give 'em the Pickle (TD1616):

Location: Wine-Price Building

Workshop Description: “Your business is not what you sell: it’s who you serve. So Give ‘em the Pickle!” ~ Bob Farrell, Farrell’s Ice Cream Parlour

Customer service is about who you serve and how you serve them. This fun, interactive session is all about taking care of the customer. Participants will learn how to connect with customers, anticipate customer needs, delight customers and inspire others.

In this session, participants will:

  • Assess team and personal service
  • Identify customers
  • Identify “Pickles”
  • Determine strategies for “giving away pickles”
  • Develop “Pickle” action and accountability plans

Presented by: Amanda Leech, Assistant Director at JMU Alumni Relations

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April 15: December 2015 Graduation Application deadline:

https://www.jmu.edu/registrar/students/graduation.shtml

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April 15: Hiring @ JMU (TD1002):

Location: Wine-Price Building

Session: 2 of 2

Workshop Description: PAR forms/student contracts, interview questions, employment law, reference checks, diversity, payroll...Does the recruitment and hiring process seem overwhelming to you? It can be, but we have created a 2-part training session to help you! Do you hire student employees? We'll cover it! Do you hire faculty? We'll cover it! Do you hire staff? We'll cover it! (formerly HR1002)

Session 1: Employment law; Diversity considerations; Recruiting and interviewing for faculty, classified, wage and student employees; Hiring an international employee; Onboard; and Hiring paperwork for faculty, classified, wage, student and GA positions.

Session 2: Parking for new employees; Orientation of faculty, classified and wage employees; Performance evaluations for faculty, staff and student employees; Employee leave; and Payroll deadlines and classifications.

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

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April 15: Hiring @ JMU (TD1002) - Session 2:

Course# TD1002

Note: This workshop is capped at 24 participants.

Total Workshop Time: 2 - 3 Hour Sessions (6 Hours Total)

Pre-requisites: None

Workshop Description: PAR forms/student contracts, interview questions, employment law, reference checks, diversity, payroll...Does the recruitment and hiring process seem overwhelming to you? It can be, but we have created a 2-part training session to help you! Do you hire student employees? We'll cover it! Do you hire faculty? We'll cover it! Do you hire staff? We'll cover it! (formerly HR1002)

Session 1: Employment law; Diversity considerations; Recruiting and interviewing for faculty, classified, wage and student employees; Hiring an international employee; Onboard; and Hiring paperwork for faculty, classified, wage, student and GA positions.

Session 2: Parking for new employees; Orientation of faculty, classified and wage employees; Performance evaluations for faculty, staff and student employees; Employee leave; and Payroll deadlines and classifications.

Presented by: Recruitment Team, Human Resources

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April 15: Wildflower Walk with the Arboretum Director:

10 a.m.
Edith J. Carrier Arboretum

Enjoy viewing dozens of bulb varieties and wildflowers in their natural habitat. For information, check http://www.jmu.edu/arboretum or call (540) 568-3194. Free.

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April 15: 5 Choices (TD1699):

Location: All sessions except Session 4 will be held in the Wine-Price Building on the 3rd Floor. 

Session: 5 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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April 15: Tea Time: Tea Time is every Wednesday during semester from 2-2:45PM in Roop 103. Please join faculty and students in social time.  BYO mug if you have one. MORE >


April 15: Life Insurance Overview (TD1350):

Location: Wine-Price Building

Workshop Description: Do you know how much life insurance you have as a state employee? Do you know what happens to your life insurance when you retire? Are you interested in purchasing additional life insurance but are uncertain of the costs or the process? This workshop will review all of this information and more.

Presented by: Tara Roe, JMU Benefits Team, Human Resources

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April 15: Life Insurance Overview (TD1350):

Course# TD1350

Note: This workshop is capped at 15 participants.

Total Workshop Time: 1.5 Hours

Pre-requisites: None

Workshop Description: Do you know how much life insurance you have as a state employee? Do you know what happens to your life insurance when you retire? Are you interested in purchasing additional life insurance but are uncertain of the costs or the process? This workshop will review all of this information and more.

Presented by: Dianna Banks, JMU Benefits Team, Human Resources

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April 16: Biosymposium 2015: Biosymposium MORE >


April 16: Workplace Substance Abuse Management for Supervisors (TD1398):

Location: Wine-Price Building

Workshop Description: Supervisors have a responsibility to maintain a safe and productive working environment for employees. Employees who come to work under the influence of alcohol or other drugs can reduce the safety of the workplace and the productivity of our workforce. Come to this training to learn more about what to do when you observe an employee who is displaying impairment in the workplace from the use of alcohol or other drugs.

This training will assist supervisors in learning how to:

  • Recognize behaviors that may indicate impairment from alcohol or drug use
  • Work effectively with their HR Service Center Representative to develop a plan of action when impairment is observed
  • Identify performance problems and handle potential crisis situations
  • Make referrals to appropriate agencies for evaluation and treatment

This training is designed to comply with JMU Policy #1110 - Alcohol and Other Drugs. All supervisors are strongly encouraged to attend.

Presented by: Jenny Toth, Human Resources Consulting Services

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April 16: Emerging Leaders (TD1049):

Location: Wine-Price Building

Session: 5 of 7

Session Description: RISE Above Conflict

Prospective leaders will be provided with new strategies to deal with conflict proactively and effectively. By the end of this module, you will be able to:

  • Identify the most common causes of conflict in an organization
  • Identify outcomes of dealing with conflict constructively
  • Follow the steps to effectively deal with conflict
  • Identify resources for conflict resolution

Presented by: Jenny Toth, HR Consultant, Human Resources



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April 16: Safe Zone Workshop:

Become a Safe Zone member, and help us make a difference on JMU’s campus.

Safe Zone JMU was proposed in the 1996-97 academic year and became operational the following year. It was initially funded by grants from the Commission on Community ($500) and the Shenandoah Valley Gay and Lesbian Alliance ($250). Safe Zone offers:

• Individuals interested in learning more about the Safe Zone program attend a workshop - 2 or 3 are offered every semester. [The session is required if one wishes to participate in the program.]

• Individuals sign a "contract" for confidentiality purposes when they decide to become a participant in Safe Zone and they're given a Safe Zone sticker to place at their work station or on their door.

• Currently there are over 300 participants consisting of faculty, staff, and students.

Three Coordinators in conjunction with a Madison Equality student representative coordinate and supervise the training sessions, events, and the listserv.

• Additional resources, information, updates, and requests are available on the Safe Zone website and are distributed on the closed Safe Zone listserv maintained by one of the coordinators.

Members of the JMU community who participate in the Safe Zone Program: 

  1. Believe that our campus is enriched by the diversity of gay, lesbian, bisexual, transgender, queer, and intersex people.
  2. Are aware of the presence of gay, lesbian, bisexual, transgender, queer, and intersex students and colleagues and are willing to engage them in genuine dialogue and interaction.
  3. Are willing to discuss issues impacting gay, lesbian, bisexual, transgender, queer, and intersex people's lives in a nonjudgmental manner.
  4. Are willing to assist individuals in accessing support and information resources on campus and in the community.
  5. Pledge to maintain confidentiality.
  6. Comfortably use inclusive language, avoiding stereotyping, and do not assume gender binaries or heterosexuality.

When you're ready to join, check out the membership workshops. The Spring 2015 Workshop Schedule:

  • Monday, Feb 9, 3-5pm – Student Success Center, Conference Room 1311
  • Friday, Feb 27, 3-5pm – Madison Union 304 (Taylor Hall)
  • Tuesday, Mar 24, 10-12pm – Student Success Center, Conference Room 1311
  • Thursday, Apr 16, 3-5pm – Student Success Center, Conference Room 1311

Direct workshop questions to:
Jeremy Hawkins
University Unions
Festival, Suite 1100E - MSC 4206
E-mail: hawkinjl@jmu.edu

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April 16: Graduate Student Symposium 2015: Grad Symposium Flyer MORE >


April 16: SMAD Spring Banquet 2015:

Herb Ankrum

OPEN TO ALL SMAD STUDENTS. Join us for the SMAD Awards Ceremony and Dinner where we recognize our graduating seniors for their academic achievement and outstanding contributions to our concentrations. We’ll also be announcing the winners of the SMAD scholarships. Students, alumni, faculty, staff, donors, and friends of SMAD will be together for this annual evening of celebration.

Keynote Speaker: Herb Ankrom 

We’re pleased to announce that Herb Ankrom, class of 1994, will be our keynote speaker. Herb has 17 years as a producer and production executive in L.A. He’s currently the co-executive producer and show- runner for two HGTV pilots shooting on location in Tennessee, Georgia and Alabama. His career in reality television includes work as a senior producer on the ABC hit Extreme Makeover Home Edition – winner of two Emmy Awards. Movie credits include Bourne Identity, Cruel Intentions and She’s All That.

SMAD Spring Banquet 2015 | Thursday, April 16 | 6:00 p.m. | Festival Ballroom A Attire: Business | Tickets: $15.58 ($10.58 + JAC Dining punch) Pre-register and pay by April 10th at: https://commerce.cashnet.com/smad

Questions – Call 540-568-7007 | smadbanquet@jmu.edu

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April 16: Visiting Scholars Program Lecture, Alice Butler-Smith:

6 p.m.
Room 1302, Health and Human Services Building

Alice Butler-Smith, assistant professor, School of Advanced Military Studies, presents "Designing Operations, Designing Futures: The Practice of Military Art and Science in the Asymmetric Present."

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

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April 16: Visiting Scholar Alice Butler-Smith:

Alice Butler-Smith, Assistant Professor, School of Advanced Military Studies

Topic TBA

Thursday, April 16, 6 p.m.

1302 HHS

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April 16: SRM Senior Sendoff:

SAVE THE DATE!!!

Location: East Campus Dining Hall - Montpelier Room (Upstairs)

Program: Barbeque Buffet Dinner, Keynote Speaker, & Awards

Registration information to follow at a later date.

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April 16: The Gluten Lie And Other Myths About What You Eat:

Join JMuse Café as we host Alan Levinovitz, author of The Gluten Lie: And Other Myths About What You Eat. Professor Levinovitz will hold a discussion on the myths that dominate our diets. Light buffet provided. Free and open to the public. For more information visit jmu.edu/jmusecafe.

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April 16: Sonnets for Teens - workshop:

Sonnets from Gutenberg

The Staunton Public Library hosts this evening workshop on a classical and popular poetic form. From the Italian sonetto, the sonnet is “a little sound or song” usually composed of 14 lines.

This event, meant especially for teens and taught by Furious Flower’s assistant director, Elizabeth Hoover, is free and open to the public.

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April 16: Visiting Scholars Lecture:

"Dreams Deferred: Undocumented Children and Children of Undocumented Parents”        
Presented by Dr. Elzbieta M. Gozdziak, Director of Research, Institute for the Study of International Migration (ISIM), Georgetown University
Madison Union Ballroom (5th floor, Warren Hall)
Reception to follow

Dr. Gozdziak is Editor of International Migration, a peer reviewed, scholarly journal devoted to research and policy analysis of contemporary issues affecting international migration. Formerly, she held a senior position with the Office of Refugee Resettlement (ORR) and the Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration (SAMHSA) in the US Department of Health and Human Services. She taught at the Howard University’s School of Social Work in the Social Work with Displaced Populations Program, and managed a program area on admissions and resettlement of refugees in industrialized countries for the Refugee Policy Group. Prior to immigrating to the US, she was an Associate Professor of Anthropology at the Adam Mickiewicz University in Poznan, Poland. Dr. Gozdziak’s research interests include forced migration, immigrant integration, human trafficking, child labor, violence against women, religion and spirituality. Dr. Gozdziak teaches introduction to cultural anthropology, medical and applied anthropology classes, and a seminar on immigrant integration in North America and Europe as part of course offerings at the Department of Anthropology. 

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April 16: Visiting Scholar Elzbieta Gozdziak:

Elzbieta Gozdziak, Research Director, Institute for the Study of International Migration, Georgetown University

“Dreams Deferred: Undocumented Children and Children of Undocumented Parents”

Thursday, April 16, 7 p.m.

Madison Union Ballroom

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April 16: Visiting Scholars Program Lecture:

7 p.m.
Madison Union Ballroom

Elzbieta Gozdziak, research director, Institute for the Study of International Migration, Georgetown University, presents “Dreams Deferred: Undocumented Children and Children of Undocumented Parents.”

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

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April 17: Last Day to complete Incomplete work for Fall semester: MORE >


April 17: SMAD Day:

Harrison Hall - Ground Floor

SMAD Day is the School of Media Arts and Design's annual career day.  Our alumni and non-alumni media professionals return to campus for a series of panel discussions, resumé workshops, and recruitment.

The spring SMAD Dog Day picnic is part of the festivities from 2:30-4:30 on the patio behind Ashby.

Sessions and picnic are open to all SMAD students.

Dress for success, polish up your resumé and come learn from leaders in the media who know why SMAD majors are distinctive candidates for industry positions.

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April 17: Scholarly Writers' Lockdown (Faculty Community): Location: Rose Library 5230 CFI Resource Room

click to register

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

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

Faculty participants will make progress toward the following faculty community outcomes:

  • Practicing the integration of writing as aspect of career
  • Advancing writing projects, and
  • Increasing a sense of belonging to a writing community

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

  • Enhancing scholarly productivity.
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April 17: Senior Capstone Project Symposium:

9 a.m.-5 p.m.
ISAT/CS Building and Health and Human Services Building

The 19th annual symposium features more than 100 students from undergraduate programs in integrated science and technology, geographic science, and intelligence analysis presenting their capstone projects. Free.

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April 17: Cultura y Comunidad: Teacher Workshop: Located in the Hiner Room, Memorial Hall. Morning refreshments and lunch will be provided. Please RSVP to Kristi McDonnell at mcdonnkc@jmu.edu. More information is coming soon! MORE >


April 17: Arbor Day Trees and Native Plant Sale:

April 17-18
Friday and Saturday
12:30-3 p.m.
Frances Plecker Education Center Parking Lot, Edith J. Carrier Arboretum

In the prime time of spring, the arboretum offers a wide selection of wildflowers, contrasting foliage plants like native ferns, and unusual shrubs and trees. To honor those who educate youth, all city and county public school teachers receive 15 percent off all tree purchases with school ID. For information, check http://www.jmu.edu/arboretum or call (540) 568-3194.

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April 17: VALHEN Lecture: Richmond, Tuscon, and Raza Studies: Educational Equity and Culturally Relevant Curriculum in U.S. Public Schools:

Join Dr. Lara Coggin, Professor at Virginia Commonwealth University, as she presents, “Richmond, Tuscon, and Raza Studies: Educational Equity and Culturally Relevant Curriculum in U.S. Public Schools,” a lecture brought to JMU as part of the Virginia Latino Higher Education Network (VALHEN) lecture series.

Located in the Forum, Memorial Hall. A reception will follow the talk. This event is part of Cultura y Comunidad.

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April 17: Global Connections:

Location: Hoffman Hall Lounge

global connections icon

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

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

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

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April 17: Philosophy colloquium: "Should We Study the History of Philosophy?" :

Dr. Nathaniel Goldberg

On Friday, February 13th (3:30-5:00), Dr. Nathaniel Goldberg (Washington & Lee University) will give a talk entitled "Should We Study the History of Philosophy?"  There are many reasons to study the history of philosophy.  This talk tries to figure out if there are any good ones.

Venue: Duke Hall 2039

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April 17: Economics Speaker Series: Debra Stevens Fitzgerald: Friday, April 17, 2015 | 3:30 p.m. | Zane Showker Hall, Room 106: The College of Business welcomes guest speaker, Debra Stevens Fitzgerald from Blue Ridge Community College and the Harrisonburg Planning Commission. She will be giving a speech entitled: "Economic Issues of Urban Planning in the City of Harrisonburg." MORE >


April 17: Academic Portfolio Institute Application:

Are tenure, promotion, or other career milestones coming up? A few seats are still available for JMU 2015 Academic Portfolio Institute.  The Institute will be held June 22-26.

Click to apply 

Applications due Fri 4/17, 5pm.


Academic Portfolio Institutes provide faculty opportunities to create a professional, reflective portfolio that integrates faculty accomplishments in teaching, research/scholarship, and service/leadership into a single document. Portfolio Institutes are four-day intensive experiences in which participating faculty are paired with a trained mentor who provides one-on-one support, guidance, and feedback in drafting the portfolio and selecting evidence. The resulting document is typically 15-20 pages plus appendices. This comprehensive portfolio combines thoughtful reflection on faculty performance and effectiveness with hard evidence of accomplishment and development.

Participants will make progress toward:

  • Engaging in evidence-based reflection about their faculty roles;
  • Identifying career milestones;
  • Enhancing and supporting their career development plans; and
  • Developing and fostering productive mentoring relationships.

Participants will make progress toward the following career development goals:

  • Appreciating the fluidity, complexity, & changing demands of academic careers;
  • Achieving self-defined career milestones;
  • Integrating career development within the context of university, unit, & disciplinary missions;
  • Accessing resources to enhance career plans.

Faciltators:

Peter Seldin
J. Elizabeth Miller
Douglas Harrison MORE >


April 17: A.A.:

Apr. 17 | 8-9pm | Burruss Hall 232

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

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

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April 18: JMU World Cup Soccer Tournament:

JMU World Cup Soccer Tournament

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April 18: MADE xChange:

The Department of Engineering is pleased to present the xChange, an annual event in April that highlights student presentations, posters, and prototypes from capstone and research projects. The 2015 xChange will be held on Saturday, April 18th on the first floor of the HHS/ISAT building. 
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April 18: Community Service Day: MORE >


April 20: Fairy Houses and Gnome Homes:

Noon-1 p.m.
Frances Plecker Education Center, Edith J. Carrier Arboretum

Children and adults are welcome for a reading of stories about fairies and building fairy houses or gnome homes. Bring a brown-bag lunch to enjoy during the story.

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

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April 20: Workshop on Cyber Intelligence:

Trends in Education, Training and Workforce Gaps

Monday, April 20, 2015

8:00 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. 

James Madison University Festival Conference and Student Center

Harrisonburg, VA (two hours from Washington, D.C.)


Cyber intelligence is the acquisition, monitoring, and analysis of information about cyber threat actors’ capabilities and activities so as to inform decision making (Software Engineering Institute, CMU, 2013).  It is strategic and proactive perspectives to cybersecurity challenges.


Organizers

JMU Intelligence Analysis Program

JMU Office of Research & Scholarship

JMU Military & Operational Intelligence Organization (student organization)

 

Workshop Objectives

  1. Discuss Intelligence and National Security Alliance (INSA) Cyber Intelligence Task Force’s  white paper on status of cyber intelligence (Intel) education, training, and workforce gaps
  2. Share experience and insight about education, training, workforce gaps, and curriculum development such as interdisciplinary undergraduate courses, graduate education, certificates, and training programs
  3. Identify opportunities for academic collaboration with industry, non-profit organizations, and government (e.g., National Defense University (NDU), MARFORCYBERCOM, FBI Cyber Intel Group, and DHS)
  4. Expand outreach to academic, students, businesses, and government (federal, state, and local) communities about cyber intelligence, an emerging specialty
Workshop Agenda

 

Registration Information

The cost of registration is $85.00, which includes continuing education credit.  Presenters are from the federal government, private industry, and academic communities.

When clicking the above registration link, you will be asked to create a JMU account.  This is necessary for our system to process your registration information.

Register for the Workshop Now


Directions and Parking

Parking is available at Convocation Lot A (D8 on the JMU campus map).  If using Google Maps for directions, type in the “JMU Convocation Center” as your destination. 

Lot A is on the south side of the Convocation Center, and is accessible from University Blvd.  From there, a JMU shuttle will transport you to the Festival Conference and Student Center (G7 on the campus map).  The shuttle will be available from 7:30 to 9:00am, and will return attendees to their vehicles from 4:00 to 7:00pm.  If you would prefer to walk from Lot A to Festival or vice versa, the travel time is approximately 10-15 minutes by way of University Blvd. and Carrier Dr.  Please contact Ben Delp at (540) 568-1661 if you have ADA requirements and/or travel concerns. 



Lodging

Residence Inn by Marriott
1945 Deyerle Avenue
Harrisonburg, VA 22801

To receive the state government rate of $83, contact:
Jo Horst, Director of Sales
(540) 236-6093
johanna.horst@marriott.com
(limited availability of rooms at this rate)

Fairfield Inn & Suites Harrisonburg
1946 Medical Avenue
Harrisonburg, VA 22801
(540) 433-9333

Quality Inn
1881 Evelyn Byrd Avenue
Harrisonburg, VA 22801
(540) 442-1515



Contact

Ben Delp, delpbt@jmu.edu, (540) 568-1661 MORE >


April 20: MFA Group Show:

Duke Hall Gallery of Fine Art

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April 20: Scholarly Writers' Lockdown (Faculty Community): Location: Rose Library 5230 CFI Resource Room

Click to register


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

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

Faculty participants will make progress toward the following faculty community outcomes:
  • Practicing the integration of writing as aspect of career
  • Advancing writing projects, and
  • Increasing a sense of belonging to a writing community

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

  • Enhancing scholarly productivity.
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April 20: Colloquia: Student research presentations. Roop 103 3:45-4:45PM. More info here. MORE >


April 20: Community Sendoff: Alternative May Break Participants: We're excited to see you all for out Community Sendoff tonight at the Highlands room in Festival from 8-10 pm! MORE >


April 20: Common Ground:

Apr. 20 | 8-9pm | Madison Union 203

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

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

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

Common Ground meets Mondays in Madison Union (formerly Warren Hall) Room 203 from 8-9pm. Students can join at any point in the semester, and there is no minimum commitment for attendance.

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

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April 21: Basic Strategic Planning (TD1772):

Location: Wine-Price Building

Workshop Description: Many of us have participated in SWOT sessions, helped develop mission statements or contributed to a strategic plan. What we normally do not experience is the process behind developing a strategic plan.

In this workshop participants will:

  • Understand the purpose of strategic planning and what is included in a strategic plan
  • Learn a strategic planning process
  • Learn strategies to use during the strategic planning process
  • Practice using strategic planning processes and strategies

Presented by: Dr. Nick Swartz, Associate Professor, Political Science Department

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April 21: Cohen Center Lecture Series: James and Marcia Day Childress:

Cohen Center Spring Lecture Series
4:00 p.m.
Taylor 306

James Childress and Marcia Day Childress.  James Childress is University Professor & John Allen Hollingswroth Professor, Ethics, UVa.  Marcia Day Childress is Associate Professor of Medical Education (Medical Humanities), Director, Programs in Humanities, UVa.

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April 21: Poet-Tree reading:

Edith J. Carrier ArboretumCelebrate National Poetry Month with this outdoor reading at the Edith J. Carrier Arboretum on the JMU campus. Bring your own or someone else’s nature poem to share, read it by the Poet-Tree, then leave it in the basket on the tree.

Enter the arboretum off of University Blvd., park near the education center, then walk down the hill to the Poet-Tree, where we’ll gather by the large weeping willow on the east side of the pond.

Presented by the Furious Flower Poetry Center.

 
 
 
 
We need the tonic of wildness ... At the same time that we are earnest to explore and learn all things, we require that all things be mysterious and unexplorable, that land and sea be infinitely wild. ... We can never have enough of nature.
—Henry David Thoreau

 

Furious Flower logo

 
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April 21: James Childress and Marcia Childress Lecture:

Lecture: April 21, 2015

4 p.m., Taylor 306,

James Childress, University Professor & John Allen Hollingsworth Prof, Ethics, UVa

and Marcia Day Childress, Ph.D.
 Associate Professor of Medical Education (Medical Humanities)
Director, Programs in Humanities, UVa

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April 21: 2015 HM Senior Send Off:

SAVE THE DATE!!!

Location: Bridgeforth Stadium Club

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April 22: Guided Bird Walk:

8 a.m.
Meets at the Pavilion, Edith J. Carrier Arboretum

Greg Moyers, birding expert and photographer, leads the walk through the arboretum.

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

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April 22: Administrative Assistant Day - "Because I'm Happy" (TD1998):

Location: Wine-Price Building

Workshop Description: Happy is as happy does... No, really. New research has shown that we can actually act our way into a feeling of contentment and joy, regardless of the circumstances in which we find ourselves. Happiness can be synthesized. It can be produced. It can be manufactured. It's a choice. That's good news, isn't it?

During this workshop, participants will:

  • Learn how the brain identifies and processes "happiness."
  • Identify circumstances that trigger happiness in your own brain.
  • Create strategies for creating happiness in your future.

Presented by: Jennifer Testa, Co-Owner, Learnership Solutions, LLC

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April 22: Tea Time: Tea Time is every Wednesday during semester from 2-2:45PM in Roop 103. Please join faculty and students in social time.  BYO mug if you have one. MORE >


April 22: JMU Jazz Ensemble and Jazz Band:

The JMU Jazz Ensemble and Jazz Band were founded in 1971. JMU jazz groups have performed at the Kennedy Center for the Performing Arts' Terrace Theater, Montreux International Jazz and Blues Festival, North Sea Jazz Festival and Virginia Music Educator's Association annual convention.

For tickets and further information, visit http://www.jmu.edu/forbescenter/events/2015/04/22-jazz-ensemble-jazz-band.shtml

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April 23: 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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April 23: JMU JobLink (IT195):

Location: JMAC 4, IT Training Center

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

Users Guide

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

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April 23: Emerging Leaders (TD1049):

Location: Wine-Price Building

Session: 6 of 7

Session Description: Customer Service in Your Own Backyard

Session Six will help prospective leaders understand that those they lead may be their most important customers. After completing this professional development course, you will be able to:

  • Identify all of your customers, both internal and external
  • Apply basic customer service tips to the employees within your department
  • Create a strategy for building appropriate relationships with those you may lead
  • Develop ways to balance office friendships with business relationships

Presented by: Suzanne Vance, Training Coordinator, Training and Development



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April 23: Wildflower Walk with the Virginia Native Plant Society:

10 a.m.
Starts at the Frances Plecker Education Center, Edith J. Carrier Arboretum

Take a walk in the wildflowers led by Michael Seth. For information, check http://www.jmu.edu/arboretum or call (540) 568-3194. Free.

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April 23: Telecom, Facility Coordinators & Building Repairs (TD1048):

Location: Wine-Price Building

Workshop Description: JMU Telecommunications provides services to faculty, staff, students and departments. To more fully understand the breadth and depth of their services, join us! This workshop will cover telephone access, cable services, voice mail options, campus net and campus link functionalities and much more. Policies, procedures and best practices will be covered in the workshop as well. You will learn what to do, when to do it, and how to do it by participating.

Facility Coordinators or Building Coordinators have an important role…they are the source of contact for emergency, repair, or construction concerns. This workshop is designed to cover the duties and responsibilities of those assigned to these roles. Join us and learn, ask and share!

Presented by: Melissa Mayhew, Work Control Center Supervisor and Susan Dean, Assistant Director, Telecommunications

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April 23: WRTC Awards Ceremony and Reception:

WRTC Awards Ceremony and Reception will take place on Thursday, April 23 in the Festival Ballroom B/C from 4:00-6:00p.m. 

Save the date!

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April 23: CoB Welcomes Alice Rivlin:

On April 23, 2015 the CoB welcomes Alice Rivlin, the first woman to be Vice Chair of the Federal Reserve (1996-99), the founder and first Director of the Congressional Budget Office, and a recipient of a  MacArthur “genius” grant, among many other important positions and honors.  She will speak on “The Rising Cost of Health in the United States.”

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April 24: WRTC Day and WRTC Faculty Symposium:

WRTC Day and the WRTC Faculty Symposium will take place on Friday, April 24

Students, come out to network with WRTC alumni and faculty who will be conducting workshops about internships, graduate school, interviewing and more!

Faculty, come out to participate in the Faculty Symposium (as a presenter and/or attendee). 100-word proposals are due February 13 to the Faculty Development Committee in care of Heather Comfort at comforhe@jmu.edu

The full schedule for WRTC Day will be available after Spring Break. 

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April 24: Scholarly Writers' Lockdown (Faculty Community): Location: Rose Library 5230 CFI Resource Room

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

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

Faculty participants will make progress toward the following faculty community outcomes:

  • Practicing the integration of writing as aspect of career
  • Advancing writing projects, and
  • Increasing a sense of belonging to a writing community

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

  • Enhancing scholarly productivity.
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April 24: Art History Alum-Student Luncheon and Art History Forum: Duke Hall MORE >


April 24: Innovate LIVE:

Innovate LIVE

Innovate LIVE is a crowd-sourced, energy-packed, festive convergence of Local Innovators, Visionaries, and Entrepreneurs.

Staunton Street

Over three days, social entrepreneurs, community organizers, and artistic creators will converge in coffee shops, patios, and classrooms to explore the next wave of innovative ideas that are transforming our local communities.  Sustainability, cooperation, the new economy,  arts and music will be the lenses through which we explore local opportunities for change and evolution. Together, we will develop and share the tools to build more vibrant communities and more creative lives.

The open-air format includes interactive workshops hosted by successful entrepreneurs, keynotes from leading change-makers, funding forums for new projects, and laid-back evenings for odd minds and young ideas to mingle.

The festive convergence will be held on the streets, in the schools, and among the restaurants, bars, and coffee shops of historic downtown Staunton, Virginia.

Come for the inspiration, stay for the local food, music, and community. We are ready to play.

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April 24: Time Management: Reducing Stress in Your Life (Workshop):

Location:  To be announced. A light lunch will be provided. Seating is limited, please pre-register.

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In this workshop, participants will create a long-term map that will help them make better decisions. Participants will define their key sources of happiness, life priorities, and personal highlights. They will learn how one’s thoughts can be harnessed to help reach goals, and how NOT to schedule moments in one’s day, week, or life. Participants will plot out their life and, along the way, they will work with a handful of fellow travelers to fine-tune and check each other’s plans. 

Faculty participants will make progress toward:

  • Creating a time map of events and projects that will serve as a tool for making decisions.
  • Appreciating how stress is the ultimate time-manager for most people
  • Understanding strategies to reduce stress related to career planning  

Faculty participants will make progress toward the following career development outcomes:

  • Demonstrating knowledge of university-wide resources to support career roles and responsibilities
  • Accessing resources to enhance career plans

Facilitator:  Bob Eliason, College of Business 

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April 24: JMU Cyber Security Town Hall Meeting:

Health and Human Services Building Room 1301

 

Agenda

The 2015 Virginia Cyber Security Commission Town Hall Series stops in Harrisonburg on April 24th.  The purpose of this Town Hall Series is to introduce the public to the mission of the Virginia Cyber Security Commission.  Established by Governor Terry McAuliffe in 2014 through Executive Order Number 8, the Virginia Cyber Security Commission brings together experts from the public and private sectors to develop recommendations that will help to position Virginia as a leader in cyber security.  This event will feature keynote and panel presentations, as well as a question-and-answer session with commission members.  The talks will focus on a variety of cyber security topics, including recent national hacks, best practices, federal and state programs, cyber education, and cybercrime to name a few.



Parking Information/Registration

 

Featured Speakers

Yvonne Harris, JMU, Vice Provost for Research and Scholarship – Dr. Harris serves as the first Vice Provost for Research and Scholarship at James Madison University.  In this role, she provides leadership over the Offices of Sponsored Programs, Technology Innovation, Research Integrity, and Research Development and Promotion, in addition to five research and outreach centers addressing security and energy issues.  Dr. Harris previously served as the Associate Vice President of Sponsored Programs at Chicago State University, where she was responsible for the administration and management of $125 million in federal and state grants. 

Edna Reid, JMU, Associate Professor of Intelligence Analysis – Dr. Reid retired as an intelligence analyst at the FBI.  Prior to arriving at JMU, she taught at several universities in the U.S. and Singapore, such as the University of Arizona, Clarion University, St. Jose State University, and Rutgers University.  At the University of Arizona, she served as a research scientist in the Artificial Intelligence Lab.  Formerly, she was an entrepreneur with an Internet start-up in Malaysia.

Vernon McCandlish, General Electric Company, Senior Malware Analyst – Mr. McCandlish earned a B.S. in Physics from Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute and a M.S. in Utica College’s Economic Crime Management program.  He holds three industry certifications: Certified Information Systems Security Professional (CISSP), Certified Risk and Information Systems Control (CRISC), and GIAC’s Reverse Engineering Malware (GREM).

Andrew H. Turner, VISA, Vice President & Head of Global Security – Mr. Turner developed, from the ground up, VISA’s Cyber Security organization, including the Attack Surface Management, Threat Intelligence, Incident Response and Digital Brand Protection Programs.  He also implemented a Cyber Fusion based program utilizing intelligence collection, analysis and overall sensor enrichment to actively monitor and defend against global threats to the VISA enterprise and ecosystem.  Prior to joining VISA, Mr. Turner served as Cyber Intelligence Practice Director for the Microsoft Corporation.

Jennifer Bisceglie, Interos Solutions Inc., CEO – Ms. Bisceglie has more than 20 years of commercial technology and business operations experience in cyber security, business process re-engineering, and commercial technology implementation for diverse companies, industries, and governments.  In 2005, Jennifer launched Interos to deliver comprehensive supply chain solutions to federal agencies looking to mitigate their supply chain risk and enable them to conduct business as effectively as possible.

Rear Admiral Bob Day, U.S. Coast Guard (ret), Commission Executive Director – Rear Admiral Robert E. Day Jr. formerly served as the Assistant Commandant for Command, Control, Communications, Computers & Information Technology and was the Commander of Coast Guard Cyber Command.  RADM Day holds a Bachelor of Science Degree in Electrical Engineering from the United States Coast Guard Academy and a Master of Science Degree in Telecommunications Systems Management from the Naval Postgraduate School in Monterey, California.


Social Media

Engage in the conversation on Twitter using the hashtag #cyberVA



For More Information

Contact Ben Delp @ delpbt@jmu.edu

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April 24: Honors Symposium:

Madison Union Ballroom (Warren Hall, 5th floor)
Time: 2:30-4:30

The JMU Honors Symposium provides a forum for Honors students to share their work with the public. Graduating students will present posters on their Senior Honors Projects. Other Honors students will present ongoing scholarship from a variety of contexts. The symposium is run as a poster session, a kind of open house where participants display posters which describe their scholarship. The symposium is open to all students, faculty, alumni, and friends of the university. All are welcome.


Information for Presenters

Students interested in presenting their work should email Dr. Melinda Adams (adams2mj@jmu.edu) by April 10, 2015 with the following information:

  • Name
  • Major
  • Year
  • Title of presentation
  • 2-3 sentence description

If you are a senior and have completed a Senior Honors Project Pre-Submission Form indicating that you will present at the Honors Symposium, you do not need to contact Dr. Adams. Your pre-submission form serves as confirmation of your participation in the symposium.

Poster Design Workshops

March 31, 4:00 PM in Hillcrest House
April 1, 4:00 PM in Hillcrest House

These informal workshops will provide an overview of how to design a poster showcasing your scholarship. Information on campus resources for poster printing will also be discussed. Students will have time to ask questions specific to their own projects. Pre-registration for these workshops is not required.

Resources for Designing Posters

The following resources provide guidelines and information on designing posters. Posters should be 36x48 in dimension. The East Campus Copy Center can print posters for as little as $12. Instructions are included in first link below.

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April 24: Global Connections:

Location: Hoffman Hall Lounge

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

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

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

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April 24: Student Research Symposium:

Student Research Symposium

*schedule to be announced*


Memorial Hall 7370

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April 24: A.A.:

Apr. 24 | 8-9pm | Burruss Hall 232

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

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

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April 25: Save The Day 5K:

9:15 a.m.
Festival Conference and Student Center Lawn

Calling all superheroes! Come join The Morrison-Bruce Center for the Promotion of Physical Activity for Girls and Women for its first Save the Day 5K. Dress up as your favorite superhero and race to the finish!

Stick around after the race to push your superhero strengths to the limit and for the chance to win some awesome prizes.

Price of registration for students is only $12.50 and includes a race T-shirt.

Don't wait to register at http://www.jmu.edu/kinesiology/cppagw/5k.html!

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April 25: Benefit for the Wounded Warriors of Virginia:

Come out to the Spotsylvania Towne Centre on April 25th for a Benefit for the Wounded Warriors of Virginia. The event will feature a motorcycle rodeo, live music and information regarding veteran services throughout Virginia. It is sponsored by the Spotsylvania Sherri's Office.

Questions? Contact Major Don Thodos at (540) 507-7196 or via email: dthodos@spotsylvania.va.us.

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April 26: Spring Picnic:

You are invited to enjoy the company of students and faculty at the Math & Stat. department spring picnic.

We ask that faculty bring a dish (side or dessert) to share. 

Location: Shelter 2 in Purcell Park.Shelter 2 is closest to the kid’s castle.  Directions can be found here.

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April 27: Scholarly Writers' Lockdown (Faculty Community): Location: Rose Library 5230 CFI Resource Room

click to register


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

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

Faculty participants will make progress toward the following faculty community outcomes:
  • Practicing the integration of writing as aspect of career
  • Advancing writing projects, and
  • Increasing a sense of belonging to a writing community

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

  • Enhancing scholarly productivity.
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April 27: Colloquia: Speaker: Will Traves. Title: Geometry: Old and New. Roop 103 3:45-4:45PM. More info here. MORE >


April 27: Film screening: The Hunting Ground:

Grafton-Stovall Theater

From the Academy Award-nominated filmmaking team behind THE INVISIBLE WAR, comes a startling exposé of sexual assault on U.S. campuses, institutional cover-ups and the brutal social toll on victims and their families. View the trailer here.

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April 27: Common Ground:

Apr. 27 | 8-9pm | Madison Union 203

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

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

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

Common Ground meets Mondays in Madison Union (formerly Warren Hall) Room 203 from 8-9pm. Students can join at any point in the semester, and there is no minimum commitment for attendance.

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

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April 28: Eric Major - IPO Process and Managing a Post-IPO Business:

Eric Major

Eric Major - President, CEO & Co-Founder, K2M

Zane Showker Hall G-7

In his third session in a three-part series, JMU’s Entrepreneur-In-Residence, Eric Major, will share lessons learned in:

  • The Process to Decide to go public vs. M&A

  • The Decision to Go Public: Timing & Why?

  • The S-1 Process and choosing partners: Banks, Accounting Firms and Legal Firms

  • Drafting the S-1

  • The Road Show and Pricing

  • Post IPO Life and management challenges

  • Communicating with Shareholders and Analysts

  • Competing in a Global Market

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April 28: Primal Leadership: Unleashing the Power of Emotional Intelligence (TD1823):

Location: Wine-Price Building

Workshop Description: As leaders, our emotions are contagious in our organization. Whether we are a supervisor with leadership responsibilities or a non-supervisor who leads without a formal leadership role, we can all contribute to creating a positive, energized and collaborative working environment. This session will allow us to explore how a person in tune with him or herself and the people they work with can create a sense of resonance in the workplace that leads to increased productivity and job satisfaction.

In this workshop, participants will:

  • Develop an understanding of the meaning of “resonant leadership” and its importance in a fostering a productive work environment
  • Learn about the four domains of emotional intelligence leadership competencies: self-awareness, self-management, social awareness and relationship management
  • Understand why employees who are emotionally engaged accomplish more
  • Identify ways that the development of emotional intelligence skills leads to greater movement towards positive change and growth

This workshop is based on the book Primal Leadership: Learning to Lead with Emotional Intelligence by Daniel Goleman, Richard E. Boyatzis and Annie McKee.

Presented by: Jennifer Campfield, Director of Training and Development

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April 29: Tea Time: Tea Time is every Wednesday during semester from 2-2:45PM in Roop 103. Please join faculty and students in social time.  BYO mug if you have one. MORE >


April 30: Visiting Scholar Philip Davies:

Philip Davies, Director, Brunel Centre for Intelligence and Security Studies, Brunel University, UK

“Intelligence, Politics and Government: National Intelligence Cultures and National Intelligence Systems”

Time and location TBA

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April 30: End of semester and 2nd block classes: MORE >


April 30: Emerging Leaders (TD1049):

Location: Wine-Price Building

Session: 7 of 7

Session Description: The Cherry Tree Approach

This professional development course will help participants recognize the importance of integrity and honesty in a leadership role. After completing this module you will be able to:

  • Define ethics
  • Define integrity
  • Develop strategies for making ethical decisions
  • Identify the importance of integrity in the workplace

Presented by: Rick Larson, AVP, Human Resources, Training and Performance



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April 30: End-of-year Social: Details coming soon! MORE >


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May 21: It's Okay to Be the Boss (TD1742) MORE >

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