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September 2014


September 1   - Art in the Arboretum

Sept. 1-Oct. 31

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

Artist and educator Jewel Yoder Hertzler, who recently retired from teaching at Broadway High School, exhibits encaustic and oil paintings that reveal the play of light on color-rich tress and rocks, mountains and valleys.

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



September 9   - Storytime in the Understory

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

Young story enthusiasts will develop an understanding of the importance of nature from children’s literature selections. Bring a picnic blanket and picnic lunch for after story time and plan to explore miles of arboretum trails. No advance registration is needed.

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



September 13 - Children's Monarch Migration Tagging Workshop

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

A workshop program with Linda Marchman, owner of Social Butterflies, teaches tagging for migratory monarch butterflies that emerged from their pupae. The program includes a lecture, a tagging demonstration and the release of butterflies to start migration from the arboretum.

Beginning at noon, registrants also enjoy a butterfly craft activity with Gail Napora, creative activity facilitator, to create a memento of their released butterfly.

Cost is $25. To register, check http://www.jmu.edu/arboretum or call (540) 568-3194.


September 13 - Remarkable Trees Field Trip

7:45 a.m.-5 p.m.

Meeting in the parking lot at the Frances Plecker Education Center, Edith J. Carrier Arboretum

Enjoy a tour with destinations including viewing the Remarkable White Oak of the Oak Ridge Estate in Nelson County, a tree known to be about 400 years old. Then see the Lesesne State Forest where American chestnut restoration research in under way with the Virginia Department of Forestry.

A $10 fee per person includes transportation and tour. To register by Sept. 10, check http://www.jmu.edu/arboretum or call (540) 568-3194.



September 22 - Dominion Lecture Series

Portrait of Dr. Leah P. Hollis
Dr. Leah P. Hollis

7-8 p.m.
Transitions, Warren Hall

“Changing Agents: Inclusive Excellence as Path to Innovation” presented by Dr. Leah P. Hollis, diversity trainer and consultant. With shifting demographics in staff, students and community, any university needs inclusive practices in leadership. Such inclusive leadership practices that embrace diversity and civility assist in maintaining a healthy environment. The keynote speech will reflect on the diversity and innovation that emerge from a culture of inclusion.

The lecture will be introduced by Mrs. Mary Ann Alger and a reception will follow the lecture in the same location. For information, contact Kristi McDonnell at (540) 568-7998.

Free admission.


September 22 - Visiting Scholars Program Lecturer Geoff Dabelko

Geoff Dabelko4 p.m.
Room 405, Taylor Hall

Geoff Dabelko, professor and director of Environmental Studies at Ohio University, presents “The Periphery Isn’t Peripheral: Acting on the Integration Imperative for Sustainability.”

http://www.wilsoncenter.org/staff/geoffrey-d-dabelko

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


September 22 - Visiting Scholars Program Lecturer Gary Packard

5:30 p.m.
Gary PackardRoom 2105, Harrison Hall

Col. Gary Packard, professor and head of the Department of Behavioral Sciences and Leadership at the U.S. Air Force Academy, presents “Gays in the Military: Why the All-Volunteer Force Didn’t ‘Break’ with the Repeal of ‘Don’t Ask, Don't Tell.’”

http://www.usafa.edu/df/dfbl/faculty.cfm

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



September 26 - Fall Plant and Bulb Sale

Sept. 26-27

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

Perennials, shrubs and tress planted in the fall establish to be ready for a spring bloom that will burst into enviable color.

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


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