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July 2015

July 28: Core Introduction to the Eight Key Questions Workshop:

Student Success Center, Room 4046

We cordially invite you to join us for a workshop on the Eight Key Questions, the Madison Collaborative ethical reasoning framework.  In this workshop you will learn more about the origins and nuances of this inquiry-based process and apply the Eight Key Questions in an interactive, discussion-based small group format. After your participation in this workshop and based on your level of interest, we welcome your involvement with The Madison Collaborative and efforts to educate students in ethical reasoning. This workshop provides an excellent foundation for deeper work with the Eight Key Questions and for facilitating an It's complicated session during 1787 August Orientation. Coffee and light refreshments are provided.

Please email to register or with any questions.


July 28: July Committee Meeting:

July Staff Emeriti Committee Meeting

Date:  July 28, 2015 at 2:00 PM

Location:  Wine Price Building, Conference Room 3030


July 29: Last day to adjust August payment plan payment:

Today is the final day to adjust the August payment of the fall semester payment plan. The payments will be invoiced tomorrow and will not be able to be adjusted after that point. If you need to make a payment plan adjustment, please contact our office at or 540/568-6505.

Any adjustments that will increase the plan will require the payment plan account holder to log on to M3 and confirm the adjustment before the payment is invoiced to take effect.


July 29: Co-Teaching and Universal Design for Learning: Creating Powerful Instruction:

July 29-30, 2015

Sponsored by: Virginia Department of Education Region 5 Training/Technical Assistance Center

There will no cost to attend this event
Stipend will be $100 per day for 10-month employees
Mileage will be reimbursed for up to 1 driver per team. Teams must include: an administrator and identified 2015-16 co-teachers


Hotel accommodations will be the responsibility of attendees. Participants electing to stay overnight will book and pay for their own hotel accommodations. Room blocks at the state rate of $83.00 have been arranged as folllows:

Fairfield Inn & Suites
1946 Medical Avenue, Harrisonburg
Click this link for reservation
540.433.9333 (reference School Improvement Conference)
Book by July 8, 2015

Residence Inn
1945 Deyerle Avenue, Harrisonburg
Call 540.437.7426 (ask for TTAC Group rate)
Book by June 29, 2015


Yvonne Conder,


July 29: Digital Ethics & Reputation Damage in a Social Media Culture (TD1558):

Location: Wine-Price Building

Workshop Description: This workshop will give adults, professionals and teaching candidates insight into today's social web and media from an adult perspective. Adults are coming online using social media at a rapid rate using Facebook, Twitter and other Web2.0 tools. They face reputation damage, identity theft, virus intrusion, professional discipline, job loss and more if they are not careful with their cellphones and web browsers. Strategies for dealing with compulsive media use and protecting ones privacy will be covered.

Presented: Joe Showker (JMU '79) - National Advisory


July 29: Arboretum Summer Brown-Bag Lunch Lecture Series:

Noon-1 p.m.
Pavilion, Edith J. Carrier Arboretum

Dr. James McNeil from the Smithsonian-Mason School of Conservation presents “Fireflies, Sustaining Nature’s Lights.”

For information, check or call (540) 568-3194.


July 30: Individual Professional Development Plan Workshop (TD1152):

Location: Wine-Price Building

Workshop Description: Individual Professional Development Plan: What is it? And how do I use it?
Developing a realistic personal plan for professional growth and development can be challenging and overwhelming. During this session, the Individual Professional Development Plan (IPDP) will be reviewed and the steps to create a meaningful plan will be covered. Participants will also have time to work or complete their own IPDP.

Presented by: Jenny Toth, JMU Human Resources Consulting Services


July 30: Move It Virginia (TD2035):

Location:  Wine-Price Building

Description: The benefits of our modern and efficient world do not come without a cost.  For many of us that cost is an excessively sedentary lifestyle.  With long hours at our desks, commutes and relaxing at home in front of TVs, computers, tablets and smartphones, many of us spend 8 hours or more sitting each day – that’s more time than most of us  spend sleeping! And, it may be surprising that the latest research shows that even a dedicated exerciser cannot make up for the negative effects of sitting all day with a daily workout. Inactivity isn’t only expanding our waistlines and draining our energy, it is literally killing us.  It’s time to find a better balance between time on our feet and time on our rears.

Presented by: Kristina Fischbach, CommonHealth Regional Coordinator


July 31: Final summer tuition deadline: Final deadline for tuition payments for summer 2015 and prior. If amounts are not paid by this date then fall enrollment will be dropped. Postmarked dates on payments sent by mail and received later will not be sufficient. MORE >

July 31: Room/Roommate Assignments Announced:

Room assignments and roommate information will be emailed to first year students on July 31. Move in for first year students is August 25 and 26 from 9:00am to 2:00 pm, depending on which residence hall the student has been assigned to. 

Until then, check out our Move In Guide for a list of what to bring and what to leave at home! 


July 31: Summer Blue Moon Carriage Rides:

7-10 p.m.
Edith J. Carrier Arboretum

Enjoy being drawn through the woodlands of the arboretum by beautiful Belgium and Percheron teams of horses and an experienced coachman on a warm summer night in a romantic convertible carriage.

For information and prices, check or call (540) 568-3194.


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August 4: Emotional Intelligence (TD1753) MORE >

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August 27: Drive-Thru Permit Pickup MORE >

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