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November 2014


November 3 ( 8:00 AM - 4:30 PM )   - Art in the Arboretum

Nov. 3-Dec. 23

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

Artist, basket weaver and potter Brenda Fairweather works with clay to create usable pottery that is dishwasher and microwave oven safe. Pottery is part of Fairweather’s heritage, as J.D. Heatwole was an ancestor who made pottery in the Shenandoah Valley before the Civil War. She also uses fibers and materials found in the Valley to create one-of-a-kind baskets.

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



November 4 ( 6:00 PM - 8:00 PM )   - Visiting Scholars Program Lecturer Pilar Perez Solano

6 p.m.
Pilar Perez SolanoRoom 2105, Harrison Hall

Pilar Perez Solano, documentary filmmaker, presents “The Making and Meaning of ‘Las maestras de la Republica.’”

http://www.imdb.com/name/nm1429327/

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



November 5 ( 7:00 PM - 8:30 PM )   - "Platanos Y Collard Greens"

7 p.m.
Memorial Hall Auditorium

The off-Broadway play, written by David Lamb and now in its 10th season, is a hilarious romantic tale that asks if love between blacks and Latinos can survive. The New York cast of “Platanos Y Collard Greens” will tell the story of two college students, strangers from different cultures, who fall in love at first sight. This stage performance will also include a question-and-answer session with the cast directly following the performance.

Sponsored by the Center for Multicultural Student Services. Free.


November 5 ( 4:00 PM - 5:30 PM )   - Keynote Address by Zerlina Maxwell

4-5:30 p.m.
Grafton-Stovall Theatre

“From Catcalling to Sexual Assault: How We Can All Work to End Gender-Based Violence” by Zerlina Maxwell, a nationally recognized speaker on domestic violence, sexual assault, and gender inequality and featured on various outlets like MSNBC, Fox News, Ebony.com, TIME and CNN. Reception with light refreshments to follow (Warren Patio).

For more information: https://www.facebook.com/events/1483574131932024/.

“‘It’s On Us’: Campus Conversations & Initiatives to Prevent Sexual Assault” is a community engagement project organized by POSC 371 – Women & Politics in Comparative Perspective. Special thanks to our sponsors: College of Arts & Letters, Cross Disciplinary Studies, Office of the Provost, Office of Equal Opportunity, Political Science, Justice Studies, Women & Gender Studies, Communication Studies, WRTC, Sociology & Anthropology, and the SGA. For more information: https://www.facebook.com/JMUCommunityEngagementProject.



November 6 ( 6:30 PM - 8:00 PM )   - JMUse Cafe

6:30-8 p.m.
Third-floor Flex Space, Rose Library

Dr. Chris Hughes, JMU professor of physics and astronomy, presents “Plastic Electronics, Gold and the Physics of Baseball.” Featuring JMU's New and Improv'd Comedy Troupe.


November 6 ( 4:00 PM - 6:00 PM )   - "It's On Us" Roundtable Discussion

4-6 p.m.
Grafton-Stovall Theatre

‘It’s On Us’: Campus Conversations & Initiatives to Prevent Sexual Assault

Student-led roundtable discussion on campus efforts to promote healthy, consensual relationships and prevent sexual assault, followed by moderated small group discussions in Taylor 404 with light refreshments provided. The roundtable discussion will feature representatives from SGA, Madison Equality, The Men’s Program, CARE, The Red Flag Campaign, the Office of Equal Opportunity, OSARP, and the University Health Center, as well as JMU alum Raychel Whyte, member of the Governor’s Task Force on Combating Campus Sexual Violence and President Obama's White House Task Force to Protect Students From Sexual Assault. For more information: https://www.facebook.com/events/1722467454644935/

“‘It’s On Us’: Campus Conversations & Initiatives to Prevent Sexual Assault” is a community engagement project organized by POSC 371 – Women & Politics in Comparative Perspective. Special thanks to our sponsors: College of Arts & Letters, Cross Disciplinary Studies, Office of the Provost, Office of Equal Opportunity, Political Science, Justice Studies, Women & Gender Studies, Communication Studies, WRTC, Sociology & Anthropology, and the SGA. For more information: https://www.facebook.com/JMUCommunityEngagementProject.


November 6 ( 12:00 AM - 5:00 PM )   - "Celebrating 60 Years of Graduate Programs at JMU" Displays

Nov. 6-30

During normal library hours
Carrier and Rose Libraries

Carrier and Rose libraries are celebrating six decades of graduate programs at JMU with displays featuring books about The Graduate School as well as books authored by alumni of the JMU graduate programs. The Carrier display is next to the Ask a Librarian desk on the first floor, and the Rose display is on the bookshelf next to the front desk.



November 11 ( 7:00 PM - 8:30 PM ) - Veterans Day Performance

7-8:30 p.m.
Grafton-Stovall Theatre

JMU students present “In Our Own Voice: Women Veterans Tell Their Story” by playwright Beverly Coyle, a production of the Psychotherapy and Spirituality Institute. The 90-minute program is a play-in-monologues, drawn from interviews given by women veterans and those still serving in the Armed Forces, and a discussion with the audience, led by a mental health professional and women veterans.



November 12 ( 5:00 PM - 6:00 PM ) - Special Collections Speakers Series

Jeremy Rosen
5 p.m.
Room 301, Carrier Library

University of Utah Professor Jeremy Rosen will present a talk on "'Pride and Prejudice' and Scullery Maids: Minor Characters, Romance and Jane Austen Genre Fiction." Sponsored by the College of Arts and Letters, Department of English and Office of Access and Inclusion.


November 12 ( 6:00 PM - 8:00 PM ) - The Madison Plan Presidential Vision Tour 2014-15, New York City

The DiMenna Center, Cary Hall, 450 W 37th Street, New York, NY 10018

Join President Jonathan R. Alger for the unveiling of The Madison Plan, the new strategic plan of James Madison University.

Event is free and open to the public. Registration required at http://advancement.jmu.edu/madisonplanNYC. Questions should be directed to Whitney Sajko at (540)568-7274.



November 19 ( 6:00 PM - 8:00 PM ) - The Madison Plan Presidential Vision Tour 2014-15, Northern Virginia

Westfields Marriott, 14750 Conference Center Drive, Chantilly, Va. 20151

Join President Jonathan R. Alger for the unveiling of The Madison Plan, the new strategic plan of James Madison University.

Event is free and open to the public. Registration required at http://advancement.jmu.edu/madisonplanNOVA. Questions should be directed to Whitney Sajko at (540)568-7274.


November 19 ( 6:30 PM - 8:00 PM ) - JMUse Cafe

6:30-8 p.m.
Third-floor Flex Space, Rose Library

Poetry and Science

Join us for readings and discussion of Poetry and the Cosmos. We'll cut through nebulae, call forth celestial spheres, defy the gravity of language, and shed light on dark matter!



November 22 ( 12:00 AM - 12:00 PM ) - Thanksgiving Break

Nov. 22-30

Classes do not meet.



November 26 ( 1:00 AM - 11:59 PM ) - Thanksgiving Holiday

Nov. 26-28

University closed.


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