May 1 ( 8:00 AM - 5:00 PM ) - Art in the Arboretum
May 1-June 30
8 a.m.-5 p.m. Monday-Friday
Frances Plecker Education Center, Edith J. Carrier Arboretum
James Madison University senior Paige Ramsey has found joy in creating art in digital form. New-media art is two-dimensional art that is digitally created or presented, brought about because of constantly improving technology. In this exhibition, Ramsey combines screen prints with painting and digital art for an exciting and eclectic presentation.
For information, check http://www.jmu.edu/arboretum or call (540) 568-3194. Free.
May 2 ( 1:00 AM - 11:59 PM ) - Final examinations
May 2-8 (Friday-Thursday)
May 9 ( 1:00 PM - 6:00 PM ) - Do Sets Exist? Mini-Conference
Room 114, Cleveland Hall
Set theory is often claimed to provide the foundation of mathematics. Everything in the mathematical universe (numbers, functions, vectors) is supposed to be reducible to sets. But what are sets? Is there a unique universe of sets? Do sets exist? Which axiomatization of set theory is correct?
Elizabeth Brown of JMU, Jim Cargile of the University of Virginia and Michele Friend of George Washington University will consider these questions and more.
May 10 ( 6:30 PM - 9:30 PM ) - Mother's Day Carriage Rides
6:30-9:30 p.m. Saturday and Sunday
Leave from the Frances Plecker Education Center, Edith J. Carrier Arboretum
Give mom a special and memorable celebration with a carriage ride through the natural beauty of the arboretum.
Costs vary per person for adults and children, and per private carriage. Call (540) 568-3194 for more information.
May 16 ( 5:00 PM - 12:00 AM ) - Wine and Cheese Lecture
Ernst Terrace, Edith J. Carrier Arboretum
Troy Lucas and Jennica Lucas from local Lucas Roasting Company in Broadway discusses the coffee roasting process, relationships with international growers and climate change and the future of coffee. Includes a demonstration by the executive pastry team at JMU.
Cost is $15 per person and includes two beverages of choice, cheeses and crackers and a coffee-infused dessert tasting.
Online preregistration required by 5 p.m. May 13 at http://www.jmu.edu/arboretum.
May 21 ( 3:00 PM - 12:00 AM ) - "With Good Reason" Public Radio Program
WMRA, 90.7 FM
Dr. Lee Ward, acting director of the University Health Center, assistant professor of integrated science and technology and author of “First Generation College Students,” is a guest for an encore presentation of “First in the Family.” Nearly a third of college students in the United States are first-generation – meaning their parents and grandparents didn’t go. For many of these students, entering academia can feel like moving to a foreign land. Ward says colleges should embrace these students.
May 24 ( 11:30 AM - 12:00 AM ) - Concert in the Arboretum
Jurney Stage Garden, Edith J. Carrier Arboretum
Bring a picnic, picnic blanket or lawn chairs to enjoy Just Jazzin’ performing.
For information, call (540) 568-3194. Free.
May 26 ( 1:00 AM - 11:59 PM ) - Memorial Day