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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 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 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.”

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.’”

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

September 23 - Special Collections Speaker Series

“Carrier and JMU Libraries: 75 Years of Mobility and Innovation”
4 p.m.
Room 301, Carrier Library

John Reed of JMU’s Libraries and Educational Technologies staff will discuss the impact that Carrier Library, and all the JMU libraries, have had on the lives and work of students and faculty.

September 23 - Graduate and Professional School Fair

The Northern Shenandoah Valley Regional Graduate and Professional School Fair happens Tuesday, September 23, 4 to 7 pm, in the Festival Ballroom. 

Recruiters from many different graduate and professional schools will be available to answer your questions and provide information about applying and attending graduate school. 

Visit for more details.

September 23 - Public Forum, "The State and Marriage: Understanding Two Perspectives"

7 p.m.
Thomas Harrison Middle School

The Community Dialogue Project is a structured dialogue to present the community with two different perspectives on the law and public policy concerning marriage. The traditional position – that the legal definition of marriage should be restricted to unions of one man and one woman – will be presented by Maggie Gallagher, senior fellow with the American Principles Project. The view that the state should not distinguish between heterosexual and homosexual unions in defining marriage will be presented by James Parrish, executive director of Equality Virginia.

For more information, contact The Community Dialogue Project at

September 24 - "With Good Reason" Public Radio Program

3 p.m.
WMRA, 90.7 FM

Dr. Ann-Janine Morey, associate vice provost, Cross Disciplinary Studies and Planning, and professor of English at JMU, discovered that old photos of people with their pets can teach us a lot about class.

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 or call (540) 568-3194.


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