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September 2014

September 19: CSM Seminar Schedule:

CSM Seminar Schedule

Week of September 22-26, 2014

Dept. of Biology:  (in Bioscience 1007 from 12:20pm-1:10pm, unless otherwise noted).

No seminar scheduled this week

Dept. of Chemistry: (in  ISAT 159 at 3:35 pm, unless otherwise noted).

Fri, 9/26                   Dr. Robert J. Davis, University of Virginia Department of Chemical Engineering
                                 Title: Transformations of Alcohols over Solid Catalysts

Dept. of Geology:  (in Memorial 7370 at 4:00pm, unless otherwise noted. Refreshments available before seminar).

No seminar scheduled this week

Dept. of Math:  (in Roop 103 from 3:45-4:45, unless otherwise noted.  Refreshments available at 3:30).

Mon, 9/22         Hamid Semiyari, James Madison University
                         Title: Modified Picard Iteration Applied to Boundary Value Problems

Dept. of Physics: (in HHS 1301 on Thursdays from 3:30-5:00, unless otherwise noted).

No seminar scheduled this week

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September 19: Scholarly Writers' Lockdown: Location: Rose Library 3311

Register Here


Writers' Lockdowns encourage faculty writers to dive into projects with concentrated time and effort. Held on Monday afternoons and Friday mornings, these mini-lockdowns will help create a regular writing pattern during the academic year. Peace of mind provided -- faculty writers provide the words.  Coffee is available for purchase at Starbucks.

Note: Consultations must be requested in advance by emailing cfi@jmu.edu

This lockdown is designed to help faculty make progress towards the following outcomes:

  • Practice the integration of writing as aspect of career; and
  • Increase a sense of belonging to a writing community.
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September 19: Sustainability, Energy, and Environment Faculty Networking: Sustainability, Energy, and Environment Faculty Networking event.  Please RSVP by September 5th MORE >


September 19: Seminar-Vesiculogenesis and Disruption of Extracellular Vesicles in Gram-positive Bacteria:

Vesiculogenesis and Disruption of Extracellular Vesicles in Gram-positive Bacteria


Lisa Brown

PhD. Candidate
Laboratory of Dr. Arturo Casadevall, M.D., Ph.D.
Albert Einstein College of Medicine
Bronx, NY

Alumna of James Madison University

Bioscience 1007
Author Summary

Previously, extracellular vesicle production in Gram-positive bacteria was dismissed due to the absence of an outer membrane, which Gram-negative vesicles originate, and the difficulty in envisioning how such a process could occur through the cell wall.  However, recent work has shown that these bacteria produce extracellular vesicles and that the vesicles are biologically active.  Bacillus anthracis, the causative agent of anthrax disease and potential bioweapon, produces extracellular vesicles that contain anthrax toxin components, LF, EF, and PA.  Extracellular vesicles isolated from Mycobacterium tuberculosis elicit a robust immune response via TLR2 in mouse infections. Bacillus subtilis is considered the model genetic system for Gram-positive bacteria and therefore provides as an excellent organism to study the genetic and cellular machinery involved in Gram-positive vesicle production. In this study we show that B. subtilis produces extracellular vesicles similar in size and morphology to other bacteria.  We characterized extracellular vesicles using a variety of techniques, provide evidence that these vesicles are actively produced by cells, and identified a mechanism of vesicle disruption.  We found that surfactin directly disrupts vesicles as a mechanism to release vesicular cargo. To our knowledge, this is the first time a gene has been identified that affects vesicle production in Gram-positive bacteria

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September 19: Information Meeting For 2015-16 Student Teachers: The Information Meeting For 2015-16 Student Teachers will be held in the Memorial Hall Auditorium MORE >


September 19: Karen Reedy Contemporary Master Class:

JMU Dance Program Master Class 2014
Where: Earlynn J. Miller Dance Theatre - 1270
All theatre and dance majors welcome, especially non-contemporary classes!
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September 19: Assessment: Before and Beyond Examinations:

Location: Rose Library 5211; refreshments will be provided.
This event is also offered on MON, 15 Sept 2:00 PM - 3:30 PM.

Register Here


Faculty sometimes wonder what their students are thinking when they give an off-the-mark answer.  What led them down that path? Why are they not doing well on exams when the instructor has so artfully conveyed information to them?  If these questions sound familiar, then it might be time to learn about what assessment can do.  Examinations are just one way…but wouldn't it be nice to figure out what students know before they take that test? This workshop will be a hands-on exploration of different assessment techniques, including Classroom Assessment Techniques (CATs) that are simple and fast. Participants will focus on choosing the correct assessments for assignments and will also explore alternative forms of assessment. 

This workshop is designed to help faculty make progress towards the following outcomes:
  • Develop a plan to use a Classroom Assessment Technique;
  • Initiate the process of aligning objectives with assessments; and
  • Learn how to explain the difference between assessment and tests to a colleague. 

Facilitator: Patrice Ludwig, Ph.D., Departent of Biology

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September 19: Student Success Center Grand Opening:

Come join us as we celebrate the official opening of the James Madison University Student Success Center.  This is an exciting time as we hope to improve partnerships and collaborations with various parties across the campus to grow and develop classes, programs, and services that will make us the national model of student success.  We look forward to seeing you here!

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September 19: global connections:

Location: Hoffman Hall Lounge

global connections icon

Come join the international community to mingle and relax over some free tea and coffee!

This event, which is held every Friday from 3-5pm, is a perfect way to unwind after a stressful week.

Help us spread the news about this event by downloading our event flyer.

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September 19: Graduate Community Dinner:

The 2014 Graduate Community Dinner will be Friday, September 19. 

Visit the web page for the menu and to RSVP. 

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September 19: A.A.:

Sept. 19 | 8-9pm | Burruss Hall 232

Alcoholics Anonymous open, young persons' meeting is Friday nights, 8pm, Burruss Hall, room 232.

There is a bus stop across Mason Street at Miller Hall and parking is available that evening at JMU in the regular, "lined" parking spaces (no metered spaces, no reserved spaces, no fire lanes).

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September 22: iweek:

Location: JMU campus

General IWeek flyer

The JMU 2014 International Week theme is: “One World, Many Stories.” and is meant to create space for sharing our many stories and experiences to reflect our global community.

This series of events throughout the week are free and open to anyone.

Go to International Week's website to obtain more information.

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September 22: Behavior: School-wide to the Individual:

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

Do not miss the chance to register for our upcoming conference, Behavior:
School-wide to the Individual, in Charlottesville, Virginia, this September 22,
2014. There is limited seating capacity so be sure to register ASAP!
There is no cost for registration. A continental breakfast and lunch are also
included.
Date: SEPTEMBER 22, 2014, 8:00 a.m. - 4:00 p.m.
Cost: NONE (includes conference materials, breakfast and lunch)
Location: Doubletree Hotel, 990 Hilton Heights Road, Charlottesville, VA -

Register Online

View Flyer

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September 22: International Bazaar:

Location:  The Commons

The International Bazaar is a free event which features vendors, music, and displays from around the world in the heart of campus. Don't forget to bring some cash - this will be a great place to pick up gifts for your friends and family, or splurge on something for yourself! 

At noon, a drumming circle will be held.  All are encouraged to participate.

The Community Service-Learning office is looking for volunteers for the International Festival (which is another International Bazaar on a much larger scale) on Saturday, September 27th.  If you are interested in volunteering at the International Festival, sign up at the CSL table during the International Bazaar or online at volunteerspot.  

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September 22: Drumming Circle:

Location:  The Commons

Individual narratives in any formats are very valuable to our collaborative understanding and perception of the world and of our neighbors, but coming together in unison to create a world where no one is treated like a stranger is even more valuable. Come join the globally-minded community... join our drumming circle (whether you are an experienced drummer or not) which will be facilitated by Drumming Circle Facilitator Mike Deaton - Rhythm Playground.

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September 22: Discussion with Geoff Dabelko - environment, health and development research and policy efforts:

HHS 2117

Interested in new research on climate change, environment, peace and security links?  Are you thinking about a graduate degree in Environmental Studies?  How about the challenging conversation between research and policy?  Come chat about these and other topics with Dr. Geoff Dabelko, Professor and Director of Environmental Studies at Ohio University and Senior Advisor at the Washington-based Woodrow Wilson Center.  Dr. Dabelko is on campus as a Visiting Scholar talking about conducting research and policy efforts across diverse but interconnected topics in environment, health and development. At this lunch meeting he is interested in speaking with students, faculty, and staff over pizza about potential topics of mutual interest such as his recent experience with the Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change, environmental security research, or the Master’s Program he directs in the Voinovich School for Leadership and Public Affairs at Ohio University.

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September 22: Scholarly Writers' Lockdown: Location: Rose Library 3311

Register Here


Writers' Lockdowns encourage faculty writers to dive into projects with concentrated time and effort. Held on Monday afternoons and Friday mornings, these mini-lockdowns will help create a regular writing pattern during the academic year. Peace of mind provided -- faculty writers provide the words.  Coffee is available for purchase at Starbucks.

Note: Consultations must be requested in advance by emailing cfi@jmu.edu

This lockdown is designed to help faculty make progress towards the following outcomes:

  • Practice the integration of writing as aspect of career; and
  • Increase a sense of belonging to a writing community.
MORE >


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.

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September 22: Visiting Scholars Program Lecturer Geoff Dabelko:

4-5:30pm, Taylor 405

Lecturer: Geoffrey Dabelko, Professor and Director of Environmental Studies at the George V. Voinovich School of Leadership and Public Affairs at Ohio University in Athens, OH. Ph.D. in government and politics from the University of Maryland and an AB in political science from Duke University.

Lecture: The Periphery Isn’t Peripheral: Acting on the Integration Imperative for Sustainability
Environmental and human security issues are fundamentally interconnected — consider, for example, climate change, food shortages, fresh water access, and global health threats. Recognizing how each affects the other offers a number of benefits in practice as well as research but too often our focus and understanding remains within each topical or disciplinary silo. Unfortunately, efforts to address development and environmental issues as interconnected are too often crippled by four “tyrannies”: 1) tyranny of the inbox; 2) tyranny of immediate results; 3) tyranny of the single sector; and 4) tyranny of one dimensional measures of success.  These tyrannies, in policy and scholarship, often force us to dismiss issues on the so-called periphery of our efforts.  But the periphery isn’t peripheral and the integration imperative, while challenging to execute in analysis and practice, is showing signs of success.  Ohio University’s Dr. Geoff Dabelko, director of Environmental Studies will share his insights from 20 plus years working on breaking down barriers and collaborating across sectors in international environmental and development policy settings.  This event is part of International Week and the Visiting Scholars program at JMU.

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September 22: The Periphery Isn¿t Peripheral: Acting on the Integration Imperative for Sustainability:

Location: Taylor 405

Title: The Periphery Isn’t Peripheral: Acting on the Integration Imperative for Sustainability

Who: Visiting Scholar Geoffrey Dabelko, Director of Environmental Studies at Ohio University

Description: Environmental and human security issues are fundamentally interconnected — consider, for example, climate change, food shortages, fresh water access, and global health threats. Recognizing how each affects the other offers a number of benefits in practice as well as research but too often our focus and understanding remain within each topical or disciplinary silo. Unfortunately, efforts to address development and environmental issues as interconnected are too often crippled by four “tyrannies”:

  1. tyranny of the inbox;
  2. tyranny of immediate results;
  3. tyranny of the single sector; and
  4. tyranny of one-dimensional measures of success.  

These tyrannies, in policy and scholarship, often force us to dismiss issues on the so-called periphery of our efforts.  But the periphery isn’t peripheral, and the integration imperative, while challenging to execute in analysis and practice, is showing signs of success. 

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September 22: Artist Lecture: Wole Lagunju: Please join us for Artist Wole Lagunju's Lecture in the Duke Hall Gallery of Fine Art. MORE >


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.

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September 22: Wole Lagunju Exhibition Reception: Please join us for Wole Lagunju's Exhibition Reception in the Duke Hall Gallery of Fine Art. MORE >


September 22: Business - Finance: Sign up for a mock interview with a finance professional.  Check the Department's Canvas site for more information and sign-up. Attire: Business. MORE >


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.

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September 22: Dominion Lecture:

Leah Hollis"Changing Agents: Inclusive Excellence as Path to Innovation"
Presented by Dr. Leah Hollis
Transitions, Warren Hall

With shifting demographics in staff, students and community, any university needs inclusive practices in leadership. Such inclusive leadership practices that embrace diversity and civility maintain a healthy environment. The keynote speech will reflect on diversity and innovation that emerge from a culture of inclusion.

Dr. Leah P. Hollis is the Founder and President of Patricia Berkly, LLC, a diversity training and consulting group. Dr. Hollis is a noted trainer, educator, and researcher. She has an exemplary career in higher education administration where she has held senior leadership and faculty posts. Dr. Hollis has taught at Northeastern University, the New Jersey Institute of Technology, and Rutgers University. She received her Doctorate of Education in Administration, Training and Policy Studies from Boston University as a Martin Luther King, Jr. Fellow and earned certifications in EEO Law/Affirmative Action and Conflict Resolution and Investigation from the American Association for Affirmative Action. She has served as a diversity trainer for Northeastern University and speaks regionally and nationally as a diversity trainer and consultant on topics such as race, gender, ethinicity, equality and access. She has authored two books: Unequal Opportunity: Fired without cause? Filing with the EEOC... and Bully in the Ivory Tower: How Aggression and Incivility Erode American Higher Education.

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September 22: Dominion Lecture:

Leah Hollis"Changing Agents: Inclusive Excellence as Path to Innovation"
Presented by Dr. Leah Hollis
Transitions, Warren Hall

With shifting demographics in staff, students and community, any university needs inclusive practices in leadership. Such inclusive leadership practices that embrace diversity and civility maintain a healthy environment. The keynote speech will reflect on diversity and innovation that emerge from a culture of inclusion.

Dr. Leah P. Hollis is the Founder and President of Patricia Berkly, LLC, a diversity training and consulting group. Dr. Hollis is a noted trainer, educator, and researcher. She has an exemplary career in higher education administration where she has held senior leadership and faculty posts. Dr. Hollis has taught at Northeastern University, the New Jersey Institute of Technology, and Rutgers University. She received her Doctorate of Education in Administration, Training and Policy Studies from Boston University as a Martin Luther King, Jr. Fellow and earned certifications in EEO Law/Affirmative Action and Conflict Resolution and Investigation from the American Association for Affirmative Action. She has served as a diversity trainer for Northeastern University and speaks regionally and nationally as a diversity trainer and consultant on topics such as race, gender, ethinicity, equality and access. She has authored two books: Unequal Opportunity: Fired without cause? Filing with the EEOC... and Bully in the Ivory Tower: How Aggression and Incivility Erode American Higher Education.

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September 23: Business - Finance: Sign-up for the FIN& QFIN Mock Interviews with finance professionals. Go to the Department Canvas site to sign up. Attire: Business. MORE >


September 23: Cascade Phase 3 Training:

This course is an Open Lab, for those that have been through Cascade Phase II Training and have a production login to Cascade, hosted by members of the web development team dealing with questions regarding your specific site in Cascade.

Cascade Phase III Training will take place at the IT Training Center (JMAC4).

Enroll through MyMadison class number IT578.

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September 23: Multilingual Writers' Community Meeting:

Location: Room 1160 of the Learning Centers in the new Student Success Center (1st floor).

Writing is like running, only practice will help you improve.

Weekly writing practice gives you a chance to consistently develop your skills.

  • We meet in a small group.
  • You don’t need to bring an assignment to work on, but you can if you want.
  • Please bring a laptop or notebook with you.
  • Each week, you decide what aspect of writing to work on.
  • If you choose, you may publish your work on the blog to document your progress, show friends and family at home, and to share with other writers.
  • There are no grades.
  • There is a professional, Kristen Shrewsbury, at every meeting to offer guidance if you want it.
  • People typically make friends here.
  • You do not need to commit to attend every week, though regular practice will show the greatest results.
  • We welcome all English proficiency levels, all native languages, and all writing abilities.
  • We would love for you to join us!
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September 23: EPIC Center and Information Technology Tours:

Stop by the 4th floor of the Student Success Center to explore the new and innovative classroom spaces of the EPIC Center and to learn more about the services and people of the Help Desk, the IT department that takes care of figuring out your computer problems!

Tours will occur from Noon-1pm and from 3pm-4pm.  If you miss the first one you can always catch the later one.

We look forward to seeing you there!

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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 http://www.jmu.edu/cap/fair/grad.shtml for more details. 

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September 23: Graduate and Professional School Fair:

Location: Festival Conference & Student Center

More than 100 graduate schools, medical schools, and law schools will be recruiting and providing information on their graduate programs.

Sponsored by the Northern Shenandoah Valley Regional consortium: Bridgewater College, Eastern Mennonite University, James Madison University, and Mary Baldwin College. Students from all 4 universities will be in attendance.

For more information visit: http://www.jmu.edu/cap/fair/grad-students.shtml
Contact: Laura Ryman, rymanle@jmu.edu, 540-568-7065


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September 23: Digital Story Telling: Documenting a Community in Urbino, Italy:

Location:  Taylor 405

Students in the "Summer in Urbino, Italy" program engage in independent interactions with residents of a small community in the Marche Region of Italy. The experiential program involves a digital storytelling project in which each student conducts field research and produces a web-ready multimedia journalism story on a person, place or event in the area. 

The intensive program utilizes University of Urbino foreign language students, who serve as interpreters/translators. Working with both academic and professional faculty (including a Pulitzer prize-winning journalist), JMU students are joined by a group of students who come from other universities in the United States, Canada and Turkey.

The presentation will include a presentation of student work featuring the text, photos and videos created, but also discuss learning outcomes and cultural benefits of such a program.

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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.

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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 http://www.jmu.edu/cap/fair/grad.shtml for more details.

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September 23: English Conversation Club meeting:

Location: Suite 1160 in the Student Success Center (Enter the Learning Centers on the 1st floor)

Gain confidence speaking English.

Join fellow JMU students for conversation in a small group and a low pressure, fun environment. In English Conversation Club you can:

  • Learn vocabulary
  • Try out new language
  • Talk with new people
  • Speak without pressure
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September 23: Student Debate:

Location:  Grafton Stovall

The JMU Debate Society and Office of International Programs are excited to announce the fourth annual International Week Public Debate. 

The public debate follows the long-table format used in the JMU Madison Cup public debate tournament held every spring in Harrisonburg.

The debate will feature three two-person teams affirming and three two-person teams negating the following resolution: “Local communities have, on balance, benefited from globalization”. Following the debate, a discussion will take place.

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September 23: Thanksgiving and January Breaks Info Session: Learn more about our two Alternative Thanksgiving Breaks and our Alternative January Break at our info session in Taylor 402! MORE >


September 23: Marriage and the State Forum:

For Immediate Release: September 8, 2014

Contact:  Rita Dunaway: (540) 830-1229; rita.dunaway@gmail.com

HARRISONBURG, Va.;The Community Dialogue Project will sponsor a public forum entitled, "The State and Marriage; Understanding Two Perspectives" at Thomas Harrison Middle School in Harrisonburg, Va., on Tuesday, September 23rd, at 7 p.m. This structured dialogue will 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. She has written four books on marriage, including The Case for Marriage (with University of Chicago Prof. Linda J. Waite) and Debating Same-sex Marriage (with Prof. John Corvino).

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; Equality Virginia is the leading statewide, non-partisan advocacy, outreach and education organization for LGBT (Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual and Transgendered) Virginians.

While the session will bear some resemblances to a traditional debate, its organizers have structured it to foster mutual respect and a deeper understanding of the two perspectives rather than to produce a winner. The final segment of the program will allow for respectful audience participation through facilitated small-group discussions.

This is the second encounter organized by the Community Dialogue Project, whose goal is to bring liberal and conservative elements of the community together to discuss important cultural issues at a deeper level and with greater civility than is typical in today's polarized, partisan environment; The Community Dialogue Project organizers are:

Dr. Lori Britt, Director of the Institute for Constructive Advocacy and Dialogue and the 4C - Campus Community Civic Collaborative at James Madison University;

Rita M. Dunaway, Staff Counsel with Center for Self-Governance and Deputy Director of The Valley Family Forum;

John Fairfield, Research Fellow at Eastern Mennonite University's Center for Interfaith Engagement;

Tim Frost, Facilitating Pastor at Covenant Presbyterian Church;

Dr. Barry Hart, Professor of Trauma, Identity and Conflict Studies at Eastern Mennonite University's Center for Justice and Peacebuilding; and

Dr. William Bryce Hayes, Assistant Director of Choral Music at James Madison University;

For more information, please contact The Community Dialogue Project at CommunityDialogueProject@gmail.com.

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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 CommunityDialogueProject@gmail.com.

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September 23: How I Learned To Drive:

Winner of the 1998 Pulitzer Prize for Drama
By Paula Vogel

Hold onto the wheel for “a most compelling ride” through one woman’s memories of her harrowing childhood in rural Maryland in the 1960s. Through a series of flashbacks and flash-forwards, Li’l Bit shares her story of survival through an inappropriate sexual relationship initiated by her Uncle Peck during her first driving lesson. Features students from JMU’s School of Theatre and Dance.

Contains sexual content. Parental discretion advised. 

For tickets and further information, visit http://www.jmu.edu/forbescenter/events/2014/09/23-learned-to-drive.shtml

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September 23: Concert: Musically Speaking:

Location:  Forbes Center Concert Hall

The Staunton Music Festival will bring to the Forbes Center Concert Hall a musical take on “One World, Many Stories,” offering an eclectic mix of musical traditions. The program features JMU music department faculty and students and includes a world premiere jazz composition by Chuck Dotas.  Join us for an hour or so of musical adventure.

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September 23: The Society of Human Resource Development Welcomes: Sally Fulkert: Tuesday, September 23, 2014 | 8:00-9:30 p.m. | Zane Showker Hall, Room 102: Sally Fulkert from the Darla Moore School of Business at the University of South Carolina will be giving a lecture at JMU. MORE >


September 24: Furious Flower: Seeding the Future of African American Poetry: The Furious Flower Poetry Center invites you to save the date for our third decade-defining conference. The three-day conference will examine the significance and development of black poetic expression over the last century, assess the current conversations and controversies in the field, and suggest new avenues for inquiry for the next twenty-five years. International in scope, the conference will examine the impact of African American poetry on poets and scholars around the world, with an emphasis on emerging voices. Marking the twentieth year since our historic 1994 conference, this conference asks, “what’s next” for black poetic expression.
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September 24: Fleet Learning Expo and Efficient Technology Symposium: The NAFA Old Dominion Chapter and Virginia Clean Cities are hosting the 2014 FLEET Learning Expo and Efficient Technology Symposium (FLEET).  The two-day event will attract fleet managers, technicians, and future customers from across the region to learn about vehicle technologies and products.  Multiple sponsorship opportunities have been developed to best suit your organizations needs. More MORE >


September 24: Furious Flower:

VOLUNTEER OPPORTUNITY

Furious Flower Poetry Center needs volunteers to help at its once-a-decade conference on September 24-27. This conference brings together some of the best established and emerging poets of color, with major scholars and critics from all over the nation. We could use your help to give our some 1000 guests an outstanding impression of JMU. Sign-up via Volunteer Spot: http://vols.pt/itp6Zq

If you have any questions or want to get your club involved call or email  Elizabeth Hoover 540-568-2694 or hoovered@jmu.edu

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September 24: Furious Flower Poetry Conference:

Seeding the Future of African American Poetry: Sept. 24-27, 2014Held only once a decade, this much-anticipated gathering of poets and scholars features readings by many of the best established and emerging African American poets writing today—and all of these readings are free and open to the public.

For more information and to reserve your place at the Furious Flower Poetry Conference, please visit FuriousFlower2014.com, or call us at (540) 568-8883.

James Madison University and the Furious Flower Poetry Center are committed to creating events that are accessible to all. If you need an accommodation related to a disability or condition please contact us at least two weeks in advance to ensure that we are able to best meet your needs. You can email or call Elizabeth Hoover: hoovered@jmu.edu or 540-568-2694.


Schedule of Events

The following is subject to change as we get closer to the conference. Last updated September 18, 2014. Most of the events are free and open to the public. Those *with asterisks* require registration or tickets.

If you intend to drive onto the JMU campus, please consult our parking guide.

Wednesday, September 24, 2014

1 – 5 p.m. Registration, Festival Conference Center (upper level)

6 – 7:30 Gallery opening and reception, Duke Hall Gallery

Meet the artist and view his work: Time collapses as Nigerian artist Wole Lagunju merges images from the Victorian era with Yoruba Gelede to create intriguing paintings, and pop culture becomes bedfellows with archetypal imagery in his kaleidoscopic works. Such genre-bending speaks to the notions of identity, gender, power, and difference. It also generates conversations about multiculturalism, globalization and transcultural ethos.

8 p.m. *Opening concert,* Forbes Center for the Performing Arts

Fusion: Poetry Voiced in Choral Song: featuring Aurelia Williams (soloist), Morgan State University Choir directed by Eric Conway), and JMU Chorale (directed by Jo-Anne van der Vat-Chromy) with original music composed by Randy Klein and based on the poetry of Margaret Walker, Michael Harper, and Yusef Komunyakaa

(Your ticket for this concert is included with conference registration. If you want to purchase additional tickets, you can do so here.)

Thursday, September 25, 2014

8 a.m. – 5 p.m. Registration, Festival Conference Center Lobby

8 – 8:30 a.m. *Continental breakfast,* Festival Conference Center Ballroom

8:30 – 9:15 a.m. Opening session, Festival Conference Center Ballroom

Documentary: Furious Flower I and II

Occasion by Joanne Gabbin, Executive Director of Furious Flower Poetry Center, JMU

Welcome by Jonathan Alger, President of James Madison University

Remarks by Jerry Benson, Provost and Senior Vice President for Academic Affairs, JMU

9:30 – 11:30 a.m. Critics’ roundtable, Festival Conference Center Ballroom

The Black Avant-Garde: Formal Poetic Innovation by Black Artists in America, moderated by Lauri Ramey, California State University, Los Angeles; with Aldon Lynn Nielson, Mendi Lewis Obadike, C. S. Giscombe, Douglas Kearney, Mark McMorris, Tyrone Williams, Meta DuEwa Jones

11:45 a.m. – 1:15 p.m. Lunch break

1:30 – 3:30 p.m. Special session, Festival Conference Center Ballroom

S.O.S. Calling All Black People: Honoring the Memory of Amiri Baraka, a panel discussion with John H. Bracey, Jr., Sonia Sanchez, and James Smethurst; poetry readings by Tony Medina, jessica Care moore, Evie Shockley, Quincy Troupe, Haki Madhubuti

4 – 5:15 p.m. Concurrent sessions, Taylor Hall 

Black Aesthetics (Taylor 302)
Moderator: Arlette Miller Smith, John Fisher College

Panther Teacher: Sarah Webster Fabio and the Black Arts Movement    
Michael New, Keene State College

Sonia Sanchez: Inviting Ancestors to Chandelier Sound   
Becky Thompson, Simmons College

We Are Cowboys in the Boat of Ra: Sonny Rollins and Ishmael Reed’s Black Cowboy   
Brian Flota, James Madison University

Chain-Chain-Change Your Mind: The Rhetorical Successes of the Black Arts Movement
Sarah RudeWalker, Penn State University

Black Poetry = Black Pedagogy? (Taylor 405)

We Poets Too: The Dynamics and Consequence of Rap as an Area of Concentration for the MFA in Creative Writing 
Dennis Winston, Howard University

Don’t Deny My Voice: Seeding Poetry and the Poetics of Effective Instruction and Learning 
Jeffrey D. Mack, Albany (GA) State University (moderator); Zanice Bond, Tuskeegee University; Deborah Ford, Mississippi Valley State University

Craft Focus: Metaphor (Taylor 305)

Metaphor beyond Hermeneutics in the Book of Isaiah
Valerie Sweeney Prince, Allegheny College

Navigating the Binary and the Redefinition of Blackness 
Hoke (Bro Yao) Glover, Bowie State University

Recapitulation, Prophecy, and Power: Metaphor, Mullen, and Muse Drudge
Monifa A. Love Asante, Bowie State University

In the Tradition (Taylor 309)

Celebrating the 21st Anniversary of a Seminal Anthology of Young Black Writers  
Kimberly A. Collins, Spalding University (moderator); Artress Bethany White, Carson-Newman University; Esther Iverem, Washington, D.C.; Tony Medina, Howard University; Thomas Sayers Ellis, Lesley University

Poets of Place: Margaret Walker and Brenda Marie Osbey (Taylor 306)
Moderator: Deborah McDowell, University of Virginia 

For Her People: A Tribute to Margaret Walker
Page Laws, Norfolk State University

Summoning Our Saints: The Poetry of Brenda Marie Osbey 
Thadious Davis, University of Pennsylvania; John Wharton Lowe, University of Georgia; Reggie Scott Young, University of Louisiana, Lafayette; Malin Pereira, University of North Carolina, Charlotte

Poetry of the Black Diaspora: Transgressing Borders (Taylor 402)

The Metic Experience of the Black British Writer: Challenging the Margins 
Malika Booker, London, England; Roger Robinson, London, England; Nick Makoha, London, England

Talking Trethewey, Talking Truth, Talking Time (Taylor 400)
Moderator: Opal Moore, Spelman College

Ruthless Memory in Thrall and Native Guard
Keith Leonard, American University

Natasha Trethewey’s Thrall: History, Truth, and Resonance
Annette Debo, Western Carolina University

The Poetics of Time and Place in Natasha Trethewey 
Meta DuEwa Jones, Howard University

History, Memory, and Nostalgia in the Works of Natasha Trethewey 
Nagueyalti Warren, Emory University

5:30 – 7:30 p.m. Dinner break

8 – 10:30 p.m. Poetry reading, Wilson Hall Auditorium

Nikki Giovanni, Thomas Sayers Ellis (with James Brandon Lewis and Luke Stewart), Brenda Marie Osbey, Marilyn Nelson, Aracelis Girmay, Afaa Michael Weaver, Patricia Smith, Major Jackson

Friday, September 26, 2014

8 a.m. – 5 p.m. Registration, Festival Conference Center Lobby

7:30 – 8:30 a.m. *Continental breakfast,* Taylor Hall (307)

8 – 9:15 a.m. Concurrent sessions, Taylor Hall

Blues across Borders (Taylor 302)
Moderator: J. Indigo Eriksen, Northern Virginia Community College

The Evolving Imagination in Two Pan-African Poetic Forms
Anthony Kellman, Georgia Regents University

The Diasporic Crux: The Sculpted Ocean in “Requiem for Aunt May” by Ishion Hutchinson and “Griot or Keeper of Begots” by Erica Hunt  
Mildred R. Mickle, Penn State University

The Landscape of Exile in the Poetry of Dennis Brutus and Arthur Nortje 
Stan Galloway, Bridgewater College

Jayne Cortez and Circum-Atlantic Dialogue
Renee M. Kingan, College of William and Mary

“For a Single, Beautiful Word”: The Construction of Blackness in the Parsley Massacre
J. Indigo Eriksen, Northern Virginia Community College

The Crucible of Affrilachia (Taylor 400)

The Affrilachian States of America: Making a Space for Black Regional Poetry  
Keith S. Wilson, Covington, Kentucky 

“Scratch Out a New Picture”: Seven Years of pluck! Magazine
Mitchell L. H. Douglas (moderator), Indiana University; Phillip B. Williams, Washington University, St. Louis; Aziza D. Barnes, New York; Nate Marshall, University of Michigan; Ama Codjoe, Bronx, New York

Form as Resistance: Performance and Composition Strategies in the Avant-Garde (Taylor 305)
Moderator: Hilary Holladay, University of Virginia 

“Who Stole the Soul?”: An Avant-Garde History of the Dark Room Collective 
Keith D. Leonard, American University

“Soundtrack for a Generational Shift”: The Visual Representation of Music in Evie Shockley’s The New Black 
Laura E. Vrana, Penn State University

Loud and Queer: Spoken Word Poetics and Sexual Politics  
McKinley Melton, Gettysburg College

Sex as Resistance in the Poetry of Melvin Dixon
Christopher Rose, Portland Community College

Green Is the New Black (Taylor 404)

Black and Green and Read All Over: African American Nature Poetics 
Camille T. Dungy, Colorado State University (moderator); Douglas Kearney, CalArts; Gregory Pardlo, Columbia University; Kendra Hamilton, Presbyterian College

Keeping the Torch Lit (Taylor 402)

The Furious Flower Poetry Summer Seminars on Lucille Clifton (2009) and
Sonia Sanchez (2011)
DaMaris Hill, University of Kentucky (moderator); Becky Thompson, Simmons College; Antoinette Brim, Capital Community College; Sandra Staton-Taiwo, Alabama State University; Patricia Biela, Hampton, Virginia; Colena Corbett, University of South Carolina

The Power of Collectives (Taylor 405)

Carolina African American Writers Collective: A Critical Fellowship 
Lenard D. Moore, University of Mount Olive (moderator); L. Teresa Church, Durham, North Carolina; Raina J. Leon, St. Mary’s College; Grace C. Ocasio, Charlotte, North Carolina

The Watering Hole: A Space that Sustains Black Poetry and Community 
Candace G. Wiley, University of South Carolina; Monifa Lemons, Columbia, South Carolina; Remica Bingham-Risher, Old Dominion University; Amoja "MoMan" Sumler, University of Arkansas at Little Rock; Jennifer Bartell, Coastal Carolina University

Publishing Visionaries (Taylor 306)

Willow Books and the Future of African American Poetry 
Reginald Flood, Eastern Connecticut State University; Derrick Harriell, University of Mississippi; Randall Horton, University of New Haven; featuring readings by Kelly Norman Ellis, Chicago State University; Curtis L. Crisler, Indiana University, Perdue University Fort Wayne

10 a.m. – 12 p.m. Critics’ roundtable, Festival Conference Center Ballroom

Diaspora Poetry: Black Poetry Crossing, Expanding, and Challenging Borders, moderated by Daryl Cumber Dance, University of Richmond; with Kwame Dawes, Brenda Marie Osbey, Lorna Goodison

12:15 – 1:45 p.m. Lunch break

*Laureate’s luncheon,* Festival Conference Center Ballroom (advance purchase of tickets required; registration closes 9/16/14)

Introduction by Nikki Giovanni, Distinguished Professor at Virginia Tech

Keynote by Rita Dove, Commonwealth Professor at University of Virginia

Closing remarks by Dolores Kendrick, Poet Laureate of the District of Columbia

2:15 – 4:45 p.m. Poetry reading, Wilson Hall Auditorium

Rita Dove, Frank X Walker, Ekere Mariahadessa Tallie, Elizabeth Alexander, Cornelius Eady, Toi Derricotte, Yusef Komunyakaa, Ishmael Reed

6:00 – 7 p.m. Gallery reception, Festival Conference Center's Lisanby Museum
(Note: this is correct; the start time was revised after our program booklet went to print.)

For the 2004 Furious Flower Poetry Conference, Malaika Favorite was commissioned to paint a 24-portrait museum piece to serve as the major attraction, and it is featured here. Favorite layered the portraits of famous black poets with fragments of the poets’ writing and images to create, as art historian Maureen Shanahan writes in the International Journal of Art & Design Education (June 2010), “an interactive visual-textual body of poets and poetry.”

7:30 – 10 p.m. *Lifetime Achievement awards gala,* Festival Conference Center Ballroom

Rita Dove presented by Elizabeth Alexander

Toi Derricotte presented by Cornelius Eady

Michael Harper presented by Anthony Walton

Yusef Komunyakaa presented by Hermine Pinson

Marilyn Nelson presented by Opal Moore

Quincy Troupe presented by Keith Gilyard

Ishmael Reed presented by Mursalata Muhammad

Special performance by Orchesis Dance Ensemble, Bethune-Cookman University (Carla Lester, director) 

10:30 p.m. – 1 a.m. Poetry jam, Festival Conference Center Ballroom

Tyehimba Jess, Kamilah Aisha Moon, Dawn Lundy Martin, Douglas Kearney, Mendi Lewis Obadike, Tennessee Reed, Duriel Harris; with music by DJ Phaze

Saturday, September 27, 2014

7:30 – 8:30 a.m. *Continental breakfast,* Taylor Hall (307)


8 – 9:15 a.m. Concurrent sessions, Taylor Hall 

Archaeologies and Archives: Uncovering the Silenced Voices of Women (Taylor 302)
Moderator: Patricia Lespinasse, Binghamton University

“It Is Dangerous to Defy the Gods”: The Poetics and Politics of Silence in Women’s Poetry of the Harlem Renaissance
Michelle J. Pinkard, Tennessee State University

Recognizably (new) Black: Reading Evie Shockley’s “mesostics”
Sequoia Maner, University of Texas at Austin

Archaeologies of Black Women’s Memory: Grace Nichols’s I is a long memoried woman and Nagueyalti Warren’s Margaret
Shirley Toland- Dix, UNCF/Mellon Programs

Beast Inside: The Trope of the Animal in African American Poetry (Taylor 306)

Writing as Metamorphosis in Thylias Moss’s Slave Moth
Jeffery Westover, Boise State University

Everything Is Animal
Aracelis Girmay, Hampshire College; Rachel Eliza Griffiths, Sarah Lawrence College; Kamilah Aisha Moon, Medgar Evers College; Samantha Thornhill, Juilliard School

Interrogating the Avant-Garde (Taylor 400)

What Is African American about the Black Avant-Garde? 
Erica Hunt, New York (moderator); Tonya Foster, City University of New York; Dawn Lundy Martin, University of Pittsburgh; John Keene, Rutgers University; Tyrone Williams, Xavier University; Evie Shockley, Rutgers University

Reimagining Tropes (Taylor 305)
Moderator: Dana Williams, Howard University

Landscape, Love, and the Likeness of Black Women in the Poetry of Frank X Walker
Shauna Morgan Kirlew, Howard University

“Shut Your Rhetorics in a Box”: Social Commentary in Gwendolyn Brooks’s The Anniad 
Bryan Duncan, Bridgewater College

“Live in the Along”: Temporal Vocabularies in Gwendolyn Brooks’s Poems of Childhood  
Rachel Conrad, Hampshire College

In between the Sacred and the Violated: Understanding Rita Dove’s Mother Love
Althea Tait, University of Arizona

Technology-Driven Composition (Taylor 402)

Visual Poetry
Reginald O. Johns, Hampton, Virginia

Electronic Corpse: The Role of Social Media in Collaborative Poetry-Making
M. Ayodele Heath, Atlanta, Georgia; Christina Springer, Santa Clara, California; Joel Dias-Porter, Atlantic City, New Jersey

Golden Shovel Anthology Honoring Gwendolyn Brooks
Peter Kahn, Chicago, Illinois; Patricia Smith, College of Staten Island, CUNY

10 a.m. – 12 p.m. Critics’ roundtable, Grafton-Stovall Theatre

Going Too Far: The Queer Poetics Distraction from Issues of Race and Class, moderated by Jericho Brown, Emory University; with Mendi Lewis Obadike, Roger Reeves, L. Lamar Wilson

12 – 1:15 p.m. Lunch break

12:30 – 3 p.m. Special session for K – 12 teachers, Taylor Hall (405)

Presented by University of Virginia’s Center for Liberal Arts: an introductory panel on teaching African American poetry (confers professional development credits and requires separate registration; email rla@virginia.edu or register onsite)

1:30 – 3 p.m. Open mic, Grafton-Stovall Theatre

Emcee: Tim Seibles, Old Dominion University

Special performance by dance students, JMU School of Theatre and Dance (Cynthia Thompson, director)

3:30 – 5:30 p.m. Poetry reading, Grafton-Stovall Theatre

Remica Bingham-Risher, Jericho Brown, Camille Dungy, Patricia Spears Jones, Samantha Thornhill, A. Van Jordan, Michael Harper

5:45 – 7:45 p.m. Dinner break

8 – 10:30 p.m. *Conference finale,* Wilson Hall Auditorium

Praised for his music’s “elusive beauty” (DownBeat), and for his “style informed by tradition but not encumbered by it” (Philadelphia City Paper), saxophonist Ravi Coltrane brings his quartet to JMU for the close of the 2014 Furious Flower Poetry Conference. 

(Your ticket for this concert is included with conference registration. Additional tickets are available for purchase here.)

Ongoing Exhibits

Visit any of these installations and exhibits throughout the conference.

Art of Wole Lagunju at Duke Hall Gallery; see description above for the opening on Wednesday, 9/24, at 6 p.m. The exhibit is open throughout the conference, 10am-5pm.

The Growing Exhibit at Carrier Library: C. B. Claiborne captures the spontaneous, impulsive, reflective, and unexpected moments of the 2014 Furious Flower Poetry Conference on film. Photographs are added to the digital exhibit each day, culminating in a conference vignette.

Standing Among Poets in Warren Hall (Transitions): Photos captured and selected by Lynda Koolish feature Lucille Clifton among her poet friends. Other photographs made by C. B. Claiborne show the spirit of artistic community that formed during previous Furious Flower poetry conferences.

Beyond Mountains in the Festival Conference Center lobby (near registration tables): Photos by students in the fall 2013 “Performance for the Lens” class taught by JMU’s Professor of Art, Corinne Diop, are based on Nadine Pinede’s chapbook, An Invisible Geography.

Art of Malaika Favorite at Festival's Lisanby Museum; see description above for the reception on 9/26 at 6pm. The exhibit is open throughout the conference, 10am-4pm.

Furious Flower Conference Exhibit in Warren Hall (Transitions): The JMU Bookstore features the books of poets and critics participating in the conference. More than 100 titles are available. In addition, select items from the Furious Flower catalog are on display and available for purchase. This exhibit opens Thursday, September 25 (2-6pm) and continues Friday, September 26 (8am-6pm) and Saturday, September 27 (8am-6pm).

Artifacts at Warren Hall patio: Vendors are on hand throughout the conference approximately 9am-5pm with fabrics, clothing, jewelry, perfumes, art, and artifacts. In case of rain, the vendor exhibits will be housed inside Warren Hall (Transitions).

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September 24: Office of Disability Services' Open House in the New Student Success Center:

Where: Student Success Center, Suite 1202

Come celebrate the Office of Disability Services' move to the new Student Success Center!  We'll be holding tours to show off our new space and food will be stationed in a variety of places, so you'll never be far from a snack.  There will be giveaways, doorprizes, and games!  Come join us for a great time!

Photograph of a paper sign that says Open House This Way.

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September 24: Free Hugs:

If politics, classes, money troubles, or life in general has you feeling down, a FREE HUG might be just what you need to turn that frown upside-down.  Conversely, if you feel like a million bucks and everything is going your way, come share the love and positive energy!

This Counseling Center event will be held on the 1st floor of the Student Success Center.

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September 24: Study Abroad Fair:

Location:  Festival Grand Ballroom

Are you nterested in going abroad?

Come and learn about different study abroad programs that await – India, Ireland, Jordan, Japan, Scotland, and Spain…The JMU list of programs goes on to include over 65 different programs in 30 different countries.

JMU semester, short-term, and graduate program directors and representatives will be available to share their experience and to answer your questions. In addition, you will have the opportunity to speak and learn about programs from other universities and providers. 

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September 24: LGBT & Ally Education Program Open House:

Sept. 24 | 11am-2pm | Student Success Center 1313

Come enjoy food and fun, and learn about the resources and programs the LGBT & Ally Education Program puts on each semester at the LGBT & Ally Education Program Open House 11am-2pm Sept. 24 in the Student Success Center room 1313.

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September 24: Virginia Center for Transportation, Innovation, and Research Seminar Series:

Health and Human Services Building, Room 1209

Virginia Center for Transportation Innovation and Research (VCTIR) Fall Seminar Series

Asphalt Material Performance
Stacey D. Diefenderfer, Ph.D., P.E. Senior Research Analyst

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September 24: Congratulations! You're a Supervisor, Now What?:

Location: Wine Price

Session: 1 of 2

Workshop Description: It is exciting and a little scary when you become the supervisor. While the job duties may be familiar, learning to supervise people can be a little daunting. In this workshop you will learn about ten critical skills that new supervisors need to be successful and network with other supervisors from around campus.

In this workshop participants will learn about:

  • Supervisor/team relationships and responsibilities
  • Planning and prioritizing team tasks
  • Delegating tasks
  • Developing team members
  • Problem Solving
  • Downward and Upward Communication
  • Encouraging teamwork
  • Modeling desired behavior
  • Discipline, praise and recognition

Presented by: Gregory Gum, Manager, Systems & Operations; Shea Tussing, HR Consultant, Human Resources; Steve Hedrick, HR Consultant, Human Resources

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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.

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September 24: Centennial Scholars Program:

Come visit the Centennial Scholars Program to see what services we offer to help students become successful.

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September 24: I-Week Photo Contest Reception:

Location:  Festival Prism Gallery

Each year since its beginning in 2000, International Week has brought with it the bonus of wondrous images from the cameras of students, faculty and staff and their journeys abroad.  View the best from I-Week 2014 as you enjoy refreshments and congratulate the contest winners, who present a visual slant on “One World, Many Stories.”

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September 24: MADISON HONORS: Resume Writing Workshop:

LOCATION: HHS 0014

Madison Honors is hosting a Resume Writing Workshop presented by Career and Academic Planning on Wednesday, September 24 at 6:45PM in HHS 0014. Students will be able to learn the steps towards writing a resume from start to finish and ask questions about resume-crafting. Students do not need to have a resume written to attend this workshop. However, attending the workshop with a first draft completed can be beneficial so that you can make edits as needed.

OPEN TO ALL HONORS STUDENTS.

Presented by Madison Honors, the official student organization of the JMU Honors Program.

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September 24: I'd Like to Buy an Enemy:

Location:  Court Square Theater, 41 Court Square, Downtown Harrisonburg

A hilarious and poignant satire that explores peace, justice, and the American way…

Starring Ted Swartz and Tim Ruebke and directed by JMU's very own Ingrid DeSanctis, this thought-provoking show allows us to laugh at ourselves, while engaging us to think about the place of the U.S. in the world, to confront the fear that is such a large part of our culture, and to consider how we can work for peace and justice in this country and in the world. Admissions to the show is free and open to students and faculty of JMU with a limited number of seats for the general public. 

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September 24: Fusion: Poetry Voiced in Choral Song:

A Collaborative Project with JMU's Furious Flower Poetry Center

This uplifting choral celebration features Broadway sensation Aurelia Williams, the Morgan State University Choir directed by Eric Conway, and the JMU Madison Singers and Chorale, with original music composed by Randy Klein and based on the poetry of Margaret Walker, Michael Harper and Yusef Komunyakaa.

For tickets and further information, visit http://www.jmu.edu/forbescenter/events/2014/09/24-fusion.shtml

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September 25: The Principles and Practices of Effective Classroom Discussions:

Location: Student Success Center 1075; light breakfast will be provided.

Register Here


The best classroom discussions involve the exchange of ideas and a process of discovery that, when they work, can seem effortless and natural to students. But for effective classroom discussions to happen, they almost always require careful planning and thoughtful reflection. What role does discussion play in the learning process? What are the component parts of a discussion and how do faculty members balance the need for order and freedom in creating a discussive space for learning? This workshop explores the conceptual anatomy of classroom discussions, examines the best practices in designing and deploying discussions in lesson plans, and provides participants the opportunity to work together to find practical responses to the common pitfalls of discussions in the classroom. 

This workshop is designed to help faculty make progress towards the following outcomes:
  • Explore the cognitive and operational phases of classroom discussions;
  • Examine best practices in creating and cultivating discussions with students; and
  • Identify effective responses to common challenges of classroom discussions

Facilitator: Douglas Harrison, Ph.D., Center for Faculty Innovation & Department of English

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September 25: 7 Habits of Highly Effective People:

Location: Wine Price Building

Session: 4 of 8

Workshop Description: The objective of the Seven Habits of Highly Effective People is to empower people and organizations to significantly increase their performance capability as they work to achieve worthwhile purposes through understanding and living Principle-Centered Leadership. This program emphasizes the principles underlying the basic habits of highly effective people and aims to help individuals across a wide range of self-development levels enhance their personal and interpersonal effectiveness.

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September 25: Military MOJO:

The Ritz-Carlton Pentagon City

1250 South Hayes St.

Alexandria, VA

Military MOJO is a premier veteran hiring event hosted nationally. Their candidates are exclusively Officers (including Warrant Officers) and Senior Non-Commissioned Officers. There are no fees for hires at MOJO and they encourage companies to bring additional staff so they may interview on-site at the career fair. Each candidate receives a resume review and is prepped for the face to face with employers. This ensures ROI for both the candidates and the companies attending their events. They offer corporate sponsorships, veteran outreach opportunities and pricing for small businesses.

REGISTER: www.militarymojo.org

Online registration for the Washington, DC event will close Friday, September 12th so your resume can be given to the companies to review before the event!

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September 25: Marriage Dilemmas of Urban Indian Women: Location: Rose Library 5211; lunch will be provided at 12.

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Young educated urban women in contemporary India are caught between growing aspirations and opportunities offered by the globalizing world and the traditional cultural expectations related to marriage. Join visiting scholar Dr. Shagufa Kapadia who will present findings from in-depth qualitative research with emergent adult women in Baroda-India. This scholarly talk will explore how Indian women negotiate marriage related personal wishes with family expectations in a landscape that fluctuates between cultural continuity and discontinuity. This scholarly talk, featuring a Fulbright scholar, will explore how Indian women negotiate marriage related personal wishes with family expectations in a landscape that fluctuates between cultural continuity and discontinuity.

This scholarly talk is designed to help faculty make progress towards the following outcomes:
  • Gain perspective on the Indian cultural worldview and gender issues in the contemporary context of flux;
  • Be motivated to explore non-Western perspectives in social sciences; and
  • Appreciate an academic presentation based on in-depth qualitative research.

Facilitator: Shagufa Kapadia, Ph. D., Department of Human Development and Women’s Studies Research Center, Maharaja Sayajirao University of Baroda, India

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September 25: Middle Eastern Connection:

Location:  Festival Highlands Room

This program will give students an opportunity to meet staff at JMU from the Middle East and to learn about their native countries, including Egypt, Iraq, Jordan, Lebanon, and Palestine.

The program will include a PowerPoint presentation, displays from each country, a sampling of authentic Middle Eastern food, and a belly dance performance. 

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September 25: Middle Eastern Connection :

Location:  Festival Highlands Room

This program will give students an opportunity to meet staff at JMU from the Middle East and to learn about their native countries, including Egypt, Iraq, Jordan, Lebanon, and Palestine.

The program will include a PowerPoint presentation, displays from each country, a sampling of authentic Middle Eastern food, and a belly dance performance. 

This event is part of JMU's International Week celebration.

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September 25: Gilliam Center Speaker Series: Alex Padilla: Thursday, September 25, 2014 | 5:00-6:30 | Zane Showker Hall, G005: Alex Padilla will be giving a speech entitled, "Immigration: Don't Worry, Be Happy!" For information about Alex Padilla please visit http://www.alexandrepadilla.com/. MORE >


September 25: Poetry Reading - One World, Many Poems:

Location:  Larkin Arts, 61 Court Square, Downtown Harrisonburg

The poetry reading at Larkin Arts will explore the International Week theme of “One World, Many Stories” through the medium of poetry. Students and community members will share original poetry inspired by their cultural and travel experiences. A set list of poets will begin the reading, with open mic time at the end for other participants to share their own poems that relate to the “One World, Many Stories” theme.    

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September 25: I-Week Trivia Night!:

Location:  Beyond, 50 West Water Street, Downtown Harrisonburg

Come join us for I-Week Trivia Night - a fun opportunity to engage with everyone while testing your global knowledge.  Our very own Delo Blough will be testing your international trivia knowledge revolving around the I-Week theme of "One World, Many Stories." 

Come with your team of 6 or fewer participants, or join/create a team when you arrive at Beyond.  Prizes will be awarded and appetizers will be provided.  Space is limited, so join us early.  



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September 26: Virginia Nurses Association Fall Leadership Symposium: Virginia Nurses Association Fall Leadership Symposium, September 26 and 27, Richmond, Virginia. MORE >


September 26: Finish Your Writing Project:

Dates: Wednesdays 10/8, 10/22, 11/12, 12/3; lunch will be provided on 12/3
Time: 1:00PM-4:30PM

Location: Rose Library 5211

Apply by Fri 9/26 at 5pm


In this scholarly writers' group, individual scholarly productivity will be fostered through participation in a writing community that encourages and supports the cultivation and completion of writing projects. The hallmarks of this facilitated scholarship community include: developing an individual scholarly writer’s profile; developing a writing project plan; guided peer review of drafts; time for writing; editing deadlines; and celebration of success. Whether working on a manuscript, book project, or other writing project, this experience will help scholars move toward project completion.

This community is designed to help faculty make progress towards the following outcomes:

  • Increase self-awareness of writing process and habits;
  • Hone peer and self-editing skills; and
  • Complete or nearly complete a writing project for submission.

Facilitator: Jennifer Byrne, Ph.D., Department of Political Science

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September 26: Scholarly Writers' Lockdown: Location: Rose Library 3311

Register Here


Writers' Lockdowns encourage faculty writers to dive into projects with concentrated time and effort. Held on Monday afternoons and Friday mornings, these mini-lockdowns will help create a regular writing pattern during the academic year. Peace of mind provided -- faculty writers provide the words.  Coffee is available for purchase at Starbucks.

Note: Consultations must be requested in advance by emailing cfi@jmu.edu

This lockdown is designed to help faculty make progress towards the following outcomes:

  • Practice the integration of writing as aspect of career; and
  • Increase a sense of belonging to a writing community.
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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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September 26: Yoga Day:

Location:  UREC - MAC Gym

Even within the world of Yoga, there are many stories.  Yoga has many different styles.  Some focus more on the physical form, while others emphasize on meditation.  Regardless, this ancient art has become a more common practice in the West, creating more understanding of Eastern philosophy and culture in our society.  By becoming more peaceful on the inside, we're able to be more calm with situations that come up in life.  This creates a more peaceful world.  Delight in a class where you can let go of judgment, competition, and expectation.  Enjoy the experience.

Time

Instructor

Format

9:00-10:00 AM

GF Staff

Yoga Fit:

This class combines traditional yoga postures and modern fitness for an incredible mind/body workout that will increase strength, endurance, and flexibility. Expect basic to intermediate poses. All fitness levels welcome.

10:15-11:30 AM

Keala

Upside Down & Inside Out:

Explorations of inversions and arm balances.

11:45-12:30 PM

Keala

Bind Workshop:

Bind (verb): to tie or fasten something; to wrap around with something as to enclose.

 Cultivate knowledge necessary to (safely) warm up for, progress into and relax throughout a series of several yoga binds.  Binding requires finding a balance between ease & effort—these asanas (poses) are not so much an “advanced” practice as they are a continuous journey to physically deepen and add variation into your yoga practice.  Most of all—binds are a way to unite the mind and body!

1:00-1:45 PM

Meredith

Power Yoga Fusion:

This is not your mother’s yoga class. Bring a water bottle and prepare to sweat through this high-intensity power yoga class where you will build strength, regain focus, enhance flexibility, and leave feeling more refreshed than a run through campus.

2:00-2:45 PM

GF Staff

Restorative Yoga:

Celebrate National Yoga Day.  Enjoy this class where you truly get to relax and renew.  Restorative Yoga utilizes props to assist your body into a state of full relaxation.

3:00-4:00 PM

Veronica

The More the Merrier:

Spice up your yoga practice by adding in some partner and group work to your poses in this all-levels class.

4:15-5:00 PM

Donovan

Yoga for Rock Climbing:

This class will focus on strengthening grip muscles and increasing flexibility for climbing.

5:30-7:00 PM

GF Staff

Yoga Rave:

Happy National Yoga Day! Come celebrate with our only Happy Hour of the week:  a Yoga Rave! A party on your mat.  This music-driven Yoga concert allows you to explore and express your yoga in a fun way. 

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September 26: Closing Ceremony:

Location:  The Commons

Celebrate the closing of international Week by observing the many talents and performances provided by JMU's very own cultural organizations as you enjoy some international finger foods and refreshments.

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September 26: Women Speaking Up and Out Through Latina Dance-Theater:

Location: Forbes Center for the Performing Arts - Whitman Conference Room; lunch will be provided at 12.

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Join Dr. Eluza Santos, founder of Companhia de Artes Eluza Santos in Brazil, to explore dance-theater as a means for women’s empowerment.  Dance-theater is an interdisciplinary approach that uses movement, theater, voice, singing, video technology, and the visual arts to produce pieces that are strong, rich, and often controversial. Dr. Santos will lead conversation about the role of the arts in women’s empowerment through the examination of two specific projects, the Latina Dance Theater Project and Projeto EluzArtes.  

This roundtable is designed to help faculty make progress towards the following outcomes:
  • Appreciate dance-theater as a form of women’s empowerment; and
  • Explore interdisciplinary avenues for advocacy for diversity issues.

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September 26: Board of Visitors Meeting:

Unless otherwise announced, meetings will be held at 1:00 p.m. in the Board Room of the Festival Conference and Student Center at JMU. Public comment will not be received.

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September 26: Eluza Santos Brazilian Dance Forms Master Class:

JMU Dance Program Master Class 2014
Where: Earlynn J. Miller Dance Theatre - 1270
All theatre and dance majors welcome, especially non-contemporary classes!
 
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September 26: global connections:

Location: Hoffman Hall Lounge

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Come join the international community to mingle and relax over some free tea and coffee!

This event, which is held every Friday from 3-5pm, is a perfect way to unwind after a stressful week.

Help us spread the news about this event by downloading our event flyer.

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September 26: Dr. Robert J. Davis, UVa:

In ISAT 159
 

Come hear Dr. Robert J. Davis of the Univeristy of Virginia Department of Chemical Engineering.

Title: Transformations of Alcohols over Solid Catalysts.

Please vist our seminar site for a full list of future seminars.

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September 26: Martha Nussbaum Lecture:

Martha Nussbaum

Martha Nussbaum is the Ernst Freund Distinguished Service Professor of Law and Ethics at the University of Chicago, appointed in the Philosophy Department, Law School, and Divinity School. She is an Associate in the Classics Department and the Political Science Department, a Member of the Committee on Southern Asian Studies, and a Board Member of the Human Rights Program. She is the founder and Coordinator of the Center for Comparative Constitutionalism. Her publications include Aristotle's De Motu Animalium (1978), The Fragility of Goodness: Luck and Ethics in Greek Tragedy and Philosophy (1986, updated edition 2000), Love's Knowledge (1990), The Therapy of Desire (1994), Poetic Justice (1996), For Love of Country (1996), Cultivating Humanity: A Classical Defense of Reform in Liberal Education (1997), Sex and Social Justice (1998), Women and Human Development (2000), Upheavals of Thought: The Intelligence of Emotions (2001), Hiding From Humanity: Disgust, Shame, and the Law (2004), Frontiers of Justice: Disability, Nationality, Species Membership (2006), The Clash Within: Democracy, Religious Violence, and India's Future (2007), Liberty of Conscience: In Defense of America's Tradition of Religious Equality (2008), From Disgust to Humanity: Sexual Orientation and Constitutional Law (2010), Not For Profit: Why Democracy Needs the Humanities (2010), and Creating Capabilities: The Human Development Approach (2011). She has also edited fourteen books. Her Supreme Court Foreword, "Constitutions and Capabilities," appeared in 2007 and will ultimately become a book to be published by Harvard.

This event is open to the public. 

Contact Larry Burton, Director, Cohen Center (cohencenter@jmu.edu) if you have questions. 

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September 26: JMU World Cup Soccer Tournament:

Location:  University Park

The Office of International Programs (oIP) is hosting its annual World Cup Soccer Tournament during this year's International Week. 

The 6 v 6 tournament is open to the JMU community. The tournament structure will depend on the number of teams that participate, however teams will likely play at least three 25-minute, games with a chance to advance to a playoff round. 

To register for the tournament, submit a team roster to Jonathan Kratz. Individuals can register without a team, but there is no guarantee they will be able to participant.  If more than 6 individual registrations are received, they will be placed on the same team.  Please read the details below before submitting your roster. 

Details:

  • Roster will include first and last names, eIDs, team name and team captain (main contact person).
  • Rosters should include a minimum of 6 players and a maximum of 11 players.
  • Co-Ed (male and female) teams are encouraged.
  • Members of the JMU Men’s and Women’s Intercollegiate Soccer teams and Men’s and Women’s Club soccer teams are not eligible to play. 
  • JMU Intramural rules will apply.
  • The first 10 teams will be accepted into the tournament; additional teams will be considered depending on the tournament structure.

The deadline to submit your team is Sunday, September 21.

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September 26: Transgender singer/songwriter Namoli Brennet:

Sept. 26 | 5:30-7pm | Festival Lawn

Mad4U presents transgender singer/songwriter Namoli Brennet as part of the GetDown at SunDown series, 5:30-7pm on Sept. 26.

Namoli Brennet has been touring with her own brand of moody and inspiring folk since 2002. She's a breathtaking and moving performer, and her sweet, road-weary voice is as quick to deliver her wit and humor as it is a turn of phrase.

She's a top-notch songwriter who's known for her insightful lyrics and poetic language, but it's her live performances that set her apart from the conventional label of singer/songwriter. On stage she reveals deft acoustic guitar chops, often incorporating foot percussion, loops, vocoder and Kaki-King style tapping to create a broad, layered soundscape.

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September 26: A.A.:

Sept. 26 | 8-9pm | Burruss Hall 232

Alcoholics Anonymous open, young persons' meeting is Friday nights, 8pm, Burruss Hall, room 232.

There is a bus stop across Mason Street at Miller Hall and parking is available that evening at JMU in the regular, "lined" parking spaces (no metered spaces, no reserved spaces, no fire lanes).

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September 27: Home Football Game:

When the university hosts a home football game, parking is restricted in the lots
surrounding Bridgeforth Stadium. Refer to posted signs. Home football game dates and
times are available on the JMU Sports website at www.jmusports.com.

Beginning at 4:00 PM on the Friday before each home football game, C3, G Lot, P Lot, C4
Lot, R1 Lot, R6 Lot, Convo F and the Champions Drive Deck are reserved and access is
restricted through the conclusion of the football game on Saturday. Only those vehicles
displaying a valid football parking permit or authorized permit issued by Athletic Facilities
and Events will be granted access.

On game day, all vehicles parked in reserved areas that are not displaying a valid football
parking permit or authorized permit issued by Athletic Facilities and Events are subject to
towing and a $100 fine.

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September 27: DMV 2 Go Mobile Office Visits:

Big Game Trophy Show
4808 South Valley Pike
Harrisonburg, VA 22801

DMV Dedicated to Serving Military Members, Veterans and Families

RICHMOND - The Virginia Department of Motor Vehicles’ five mobile customer service centers, called DMV 2 Go, are traveling across the state providing services to military members, veterans, and their families. Each full service office provides all DMV transactions. DMV staff can assist with services specific to veterans including applying for the Virginia veterans ID card. DMV offers more than 30 military-themed license plates.

Thanks to DMV’s partnerships with other government agencies, customers may also now purchase certified copies of Virginia birth certificates, obtain E-ZPass transponders, and apply for their hunting or fishing licenses on all five DMV mobile offices.

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September 27: International Festival:

17th International Festival

Celebrate our CommUNITY of Cultures
September 27, 2014

at Harrisonburg, Virginia’s beautiful Hillandale Park

For Harrisonburg Festival Website, click here!

TO VOLUNTEER CLICK HERE!

12:00 PM to 6:00 PM

Celebrating our community’s rich intercultural diversity, the Harrisonburg International Festival invites you to join us for our 17th Annual event Saturday, September 27 2014 from 12:00PM – 6:00PM at Hillandale Park. This event is free, with plenty of food and crafts available for purchase.

As we have since its inception in 1995, this unusual event brings together an extravaganza of performing, visual, and culinary arts and a world of beautiful people offering a remarkable smorgasbord of mouth-watering delicacies, musical talent and dance, creative folk art, language and intercultural learning opportunities, a World Bazaar of exquisite hand-made and imported art and souvenirs, and a world of stories waiting to be shared!

You will find friends from all over the world, foods from Ethiopia, Mexico, India, Thailand, Europe, Puerto Rico, and Central America, talent in music and dance from Aztec, Filipino, Irish, Chinese, and Kurdish artists, storytelling from our Native American heritage, a parade of cultural fashion and dress, and dedicated partners for a better world working for environmental sustainability, green energy, and peace.

For details see http://www.harrisonburg-international-festival.org/online/

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September 27: Harrisonburg International Festival:

Location:  Hillandale Park

Celebrating the JMU and larger Harrisonburg community’s rich intercultural diversity since 1997, the Harrisonburg International Festival proudly invites you to their 17th annual celebration. 

Be prepared to witness and partake in an extravaganza of performances, and culinary arts this microcosm of the world has to offer. The array of musical talent, dance, creative folk art, language and educational learning opportunities, along with a World Bazaar of unique hand-made and imported art and souvenirs for all ages, will provide countless opportunities to share your thoughts for enhancing our intercultural community and engaging in global concerns with like-minded people. 

Shuttles will be made avaiable for you to easily attend this unique and very popular event.

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September 28: DMV 2 Go Mobile Office Visits:

Big Game Trophy Show
4808 South Valley Pike
Harrisonburg, VA 22801

DMV Dedicated to Serving Military Members, Veterans and Families

RICHMOND - The Virginia Department of Motor Vehicles’ five mobile customer service centers, called DMV 2 Go, are traveling across the state providing services to military members, veterans, and their families. Each full service office provides all DMV transactions. DMV staff can assist with services specific to veterans including applying for the Virginia veterans ID card. DMV offers more than 30 military-themed license plates.

Thanks to DMV’s partnerships with other government agencies, customers may also now purchase certified copies of Virginia birth certificates, obtain E-ZPass transponders, and apply for their hunting or fishing licenses on all five DMV mobile offices.

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September 29: WMRA Fall Drive:

Volunteer for WMRA's Fall Drive

It's pledge time again, and we are looking for volunteers to assist us.

We hope you can join us when we kick-off the WMRA Fall 2014 Pledge Drive Monday, September 29th with Morning Edition, and end on Saturday, October 4th with Blues Valley!

Please sign-up for our Fall Pledge Drive on VolunteerSpot today!

Zanetta "Zee" Ford
Director of Membership and Volunteer Services

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September 29: JMU Fall Career Fair:

Career Internship Fair

September 29th & 30th, 2014 from 11am-3pm

Festival Conference & Student Center

Student Contact: Chad Gensel, genselca@jmu.edu 
Employer Contact: Chris Campbell, campbecm@jmu.edu 

This career fair will provide full-time and internship opportunities to a variety of majors. Current JMU students (undergraduate and graduate) and alumni are welcome to attend.

Information for Students 

Information for Employers 

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September 29: Scholarly Writers' Lockdown: Location: Rose Library 3311

Register Here


Writers' Lockdowns encourage faculty writers to dive into projects with concentrated time and effort. Held on Monday afternoons and Friday mornings, these mini-lockdowns will help create a regular writing pattern during the academic year. Peace of mind provided -- faculty writers provide the words.  Coffee is available for purchase at Starbucks.

Note: Consultations must be requested in advance by emailing cfi@jmu.edu

This lockdown is designed to help faculty make progress towards the following outcomes:

  • Practice the integration of writing as aspect of career; and
  • Increase a sense of belonging to a writing community.
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September 29: Common Ground:

Sept. 29 | 8-9pm | Warren Hall 403

What do we have in common? More than we think!

Common Ground is a group program for JMU students who want to explore, evaluate, or have questions about the role of alcohol, tobacco, and other drugs in their life. 

It is a free, confidential, non-judgmental opportunity to connect with and engage in conversations with other students who have similar understanding and experiences with substances.

Common Ground will meet weekly in Warren Hall Room 403 from 8-9pm, beginning Monday, Sept. 29. Students can join at any point in the semester, and there is no minimum commitment for attendance.

Please contact the group facilitator Heidi Jordan in the University Health Center with any questions.

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September 30: The Society of Human Resource Development Welcomes: Raymond Brown: Tuesday, September 30, 2014 | 6:00-7:30 p.m. | Zane Showker Hall, Room G003: Raymond Brown from the JMU Training and Development Department is going to be giving a lecture.  MORE >


September 30: 30-first-city-council-candidates-forum: Location to be announced. This is the first of two opportunities to listen to and ask questions of Harrisonburg City Council candidates. It is a great way to be an informed and engaged voter. MORE >


September 30: JMU Wind Symphony:

The Wind Symphony, under the direction of Stephen P. Bolstad, is the premier woodwind, brass and percussion ensemble at JMU. The Wind Symphony is committed to performing the great works of the wind-band’s core repertoire while also exploring the best of contemporary composition.

For tickets and further information, visit http://www.jmu.edu/forbescenter/events/2014/09/30-wind-symphony.shtml

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October 2014

October 1: Alternative Break Program T-Shirt Competition MORE >

October 1: Perfect Phrases for Customer Service MORE >

October 1: Congratulations! You're a Supervisor, Now What? MORE >

October 1: Latino Film Festival MORE >

October 1: Alternative Thanksgiving and January Break Lottery MORE >

October 2: Reflect, Refine, Plan: Comprehensive Career Mapping, Part I MORE >

October 2: 7 Habits of Highly Effective People MORE >

October 2: Coffee and Conversations on Ethical Reasoning MORE >

October 2: Go Put Your Strengths To Work MORE >

October 2: Roanoke Program Open House MORE >

October 2: JMU Brass Band MORE >

October 3: Basic Finance & Budgeting: Getting Your Financial Ducks in a Row MORE >

October 3: JMU Mail Service Overview, Managing Department & Building Keys Development MORE >

October 3: Reflect, Refine, Plan: Comprehensive Career Mapping, Part I MORE >

October 3: Core Introduction to the Eight Key Questions Workshop MORE >

October 3: Scholarly Writers' Lockdown MORE >

October 3: Gale McNeeley Movement Theatre Master Class MORE >

October 3: JIN Lecturer: Eric Maskin MORE >

October 3: The General Education Student Conference MORE >

October 3: opt MORE >

October 3: global connections MORE >

October 3: A.A. MORE >

October 3: Gale McNeeley presents "Archy and Mehitabel" MORE >

October 4: Jazz 4 Justice MORE >

October 6: Scholarly Writers' Lockdown MORE >

October 6: Conference Presentations Workshop MORE >

October 6: Conference Presentations Workshop MORE >

October 6: Common Ground MORE >

October 7: Gilliam Center Speaker Series: Thomas M. Humphrey MORE >

October 7: Gone Missing MORE >

October 8: Pre-Retirement Planning MORE >

October 8: Community Service-Learning MORE >

October 8: Grant Writing 101 : Just the Basics MORE >

October 8: Visiting Scholars Program Lecturer Andrew Morris-Singer MORE >

October 9: 7 Habits of Highly Effective People MORE >

October 9: Making a Useable Budget & Getting Out of Debt MORE >

October 9: 457 Accounts and the VRS Hybrid Plan MORE >

October 9: Identity Theft - Who's Got Your Number? MORE >

October 9: Health Insurance - What to Expect with Retirement MORE >

October 9: Investments 101 MORE >

October 9: Cascade Phase 1 and 2 Combined Training MORE >

October 9: The Importance of Your Credit Score MORE >

October 10: JMU Family Weekend MORE >

October 10: 10-harrisonburg-and-rockingham-bike-walk-summit MORE >

October 10: Colin Mochrie & Brad Sherwood: Two Man Group MORE >

October 10: Community Emergency Response Team (CERT) II MORE >

October 10: A Fulbright Experience in Tanzania MORE >

October 10: Scholarly Writers' Lockdown MORE >

October 10: Emily Oleson Rhythmic Dance Master Class MORE >

October 10: global connections MORE >

October 10: A.A. MORE >

October 11: Home Football Game MORE >

October 11: JMU Pops! Music from Stage and Screen MORE >

October 12: Fall Color Horse-Drawn Carriage Rides MORE >

October 13: Beyond the 300: The Classical World and You MORE >

October 13: Flu Vaccine Clinic MORE >

October 13: Scholarly Writers' Lockdown MORE >

October 13: Making Your Scholarship Your Passion MORE >

October 13: Visiting Scholars Program Lecturer Ed Sarath MORE >

October 13: Common Ground MORE >

October 14: Flu Vaccine Clinic MORE >

October 14: Cascade Phase 3 Training MORE >

October 14: Alexi Sherrill Dance Conditioning Master Class MORE >

October 14: Student Employee Evaluations, Motivating Students, Federal Work Study Training/Monitoring, FWS Budgets MORE >

October 14: Marianne Gedigian MORE >

October 15: Leadership for Supervisors Series MORE >

October 15: The Department of Economics Welcomes: Mark Weisbrot MORE >

October 15: Senior Honors Project Info Session MORE >

October 15: Senior Honors Project Info Session MORE >

October 15: Veteran and Military Family Support Group MORE >

October 15: 15-second-city-council-candidates-forum MORE >

October 16: 7 Habits of Highly Effective People MORE >

October 16: Reflect, Refine, Plan: Comprehensive Career Mapping, Part II MORE >

October 16: MVS: Jeff Rosen MORE >

October 17: Fall 2014 Student Teacher's Conference MORE >

October 17: Visiting Scholars Program Lecturer Bessie House-Soremekun MORE >

October 17: Community Emergency Response Team (CERT) II MORE >

October 17: Reflect, Refine, Plan: Comprehensive Career Mapping, Part II MORE >

October 17: Scholarly Writers' Lockdown MORE >

October 17: Ingrid De Sanctis Text & Movement Master Class MORE >

October 17: global connections MORE >

October 17: A.A. MORE >

October 18: Madison International Service Project MORE >

October 18: Pumpkin Carving MORE >

October 20: Block 2 Student Teaching MORE >

October 20: Rebecca Kamen Exhibit MORE >

October 20: Rothstein's First Assignment Exhibition MORE >

October 20: Scholarly Writers' Lockdown MORE >

October 20: Artist Lecture: Rebecca Kamen MORE >

October 20: Rothstein's First Assignment Opening Reception MORE >

October 20: Rebecca Kamen Opening Reception MORE >

October 20: Common Ground MORE >

October 21: Core Introduction to the Eight Key Questions Workshop MORE >

October 21: JMU Symphonic Band MORE >

October 22: Leadership for Supervisors Series MORE >

October 22: Pre-Retirement Planning MORE >

October 22: Special Collections Speakers Series MORE >

October 22: 22-flyinginfo MORE >

October 22: Intimate partner violence speaker Melissa Fabello MORE >

October 22: "Can Ethics Be Taught?" Student Public Debate MORE >

October 23: Sol & Luna MORE >

October 23: 7 Habits of Highly Effective People MORE >

October 23: Barbara Hernandez Lecture MORE >

October 23: Speaker Scott Beaulier MORE >

October 23: Visiting Scholars Program Lecturer Caty Borum Chattoo MORE >

October 24: Writing Renewal Retreat MORE >

October 24: Community Emergency Response Team (CERT) II MORE >

October 24: Basic Finance & Budgeting: Getting Your Financial Ducks in a Row MORE >

October 24: Scholarly Writers' Lockdown MORE >

October 24: Christopher K. Morgan Contemporary Master Class MORE >

October 24: global connections MORE >

October 24: JMU Madison Singers and Chorale MORE >

October 24: A.A. MORE >

October 25: Harrisonburg Walk to End Alzheimer's MORE >

October 25: paintball MORE >

October 27: Spring registration begins MORE >

October 27: Decade Days: 1960s MORE >

October 27: Scholarly Writers' Lockdown MORE >

October 27: Visiting Scholars Program Lecturer Alice Honig MORE >

October 27: Purple Out MORE >

October 27: JMU Percussion Ensemble MORE >

October 27: Common Ground MORE >

October 28: Home Visiting: Investing from the Start — Building for the Future MORE >

October 28: Pep My Ride MORE >

October 28: Decade Days: 1970s MORE >

October 28: Machinal MORE >

October 29: Decade Days: 1980s MORE >

October 29: CAA Blood Drive MORE >

October 29: Leadership for Supervisors Series MORE >

October 29: Men's Soccer vs. William and Mary MORE >

October 29: ASB Driving Info Session MORE >

October 29: Alternative Spring Break Driving Lottery MORE >

October 30: Decade Days: 1990s MORE >

October 30: Nightmare at UREC MORE >

October 30: Visiting Scholars Program Lecturer Charles Morgan MORE >

October 30: JMU Wind Symphony MORE >

October 30: Alternative Spring Break Flying Live Lottery MORE >

October 30: Late Night Breakfast MORE >

October 31: Decade Days: 2000s MORE >

October 31: Alpha Gamma Delta Reunion MORE >

October 31: Class of 1979 35th Reunion MORE >

October 31: Class of 1989 25th Reunion MORE >

October 31: Community Emergency Response Team (CERT) II MORE >

October 31: Fight Song T-shirt Day MORE >

October 31: Homecoming Alumni Golf Tournament MORE >

October 31: Class of 1984 30th reunion MORE >

October 31: Sigma Gamma Rho 25th Anniversary Reunion MORE >

October 31: Sig Ep Homecoming Reunion MORE >

October 31: The 7000 Mile Journey: Fulbright Experiences in South Korea MORE >

October 31: Scholarly Writers' Lockdown MORE >

October 31: Ryan Corriston Spooky Modern Master Class MORE >

October 31: global connections MORE >

October 31: Deadline to submit 2015-2016 Student Teaching Applications MORE >

October 31: Friday Night in Downtown Harrisonburg MORE >

October 31: Centennial Scholars 10th Anniversary MORE >

October 31: A.A. MORE >

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