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August 2014

August 20: University Supervisors Orientation Meeting - Richmond:

University Supervisors Orientation Meeting - Richmond

Location TBA

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August 20: First Public Star Party is Sept 26:

JMU Planetarium Public Star Parties -- LAST FRIDAY of every month

Mark your calendar now for our FIRST public star party of the year on Friday, September 26! Our monthly star parties is the public's opportunity to come on campus, look through our telescopes, and perhaps see our Moon, Jupiter and its 4 Galilean moons, Saturn and its majestic rings, binary stars and oh so much more!

John C. Wells Planetarium Director and staff will be on hand to answer your cosmic questions and provide impromptu live, star talks highlighting the Valley sky! While our skies are light-polluted, we will show you objects through our telescope that you cannot see with the unaided eye.

Public star parties are scheduled for the last Friday of every month. If inclement weather forces us to cancel, we will try again on Saturday. The decision to observe or not will be made by 4pm that day and will be posted on the Planetarium website, our Facebook page, and on Twitter. If you're on social media, please "follow" us on Twitter and "like" us on Facebook to find out about all our special events at the Planetarium this year!

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August 20: Cascade Phase 1 and 2 Combined Training:

This training is a combined Phase 1 and Phase 2 training. 

Phase I will go over the philosophy of the new web publishing system, Cascade. Phase 1 training is required to progress to Phase 2 technical training.

Phase II is a basic technical training for Cascade that will train users to enter content via content types (mainly news, events, stories and images) into Cascade and expose them to the basic fundamentals of using Cascade to publish their website. Phase II is recommended for Content Publishers who will actually be doing publishing of content into Cascade.

Enroll through MyMadison class number IT579.

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August 20: JMU Planetarium Re-Opens:

JMU Planetarium Re-Opens! Subscribe to our mailing list!

The John C. Wells Planetarium at James Madison University, a one-of-a-kind, state-of-the-art, hybrid facitlity, will resume its FREE Satuday public shows beginning September 6.

Due to high demand, a new family show has been added at 11 a.m.! For September, the Family shows at 11 a.m. and 1 p.m. will feature Sesame Street's One World One Sky: Big Bird's Adventure. Our Family shows at 2:15 p.m. and 3:30 p.m. will be In Search of Our Cosmic Origins. Following each full dome video presentation, we will raise our incredible Goto Chronos starball and highlight the Valley sky! We will discuss the planets, stars and constellations you can see at this time of the year in your backyard at night! Weather permitting, our solar telescopes will be set-up outside near the JMU Sundial to provide visitors with incredible views of our star, the Sun!

All shows are FREE! No tickets, no reservations, all seats are first-come, first-seated! Please join us!

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August 21: University Supervisors Orientation Meeting - Virginia Beach:

University Supervisors Orientation Meeting - Virginia Beach

Location TBA

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August 21: Drive-Thru Permit Pickup: The Parking Services permit pickup drive-thru will be available for students who purchase their permits online after August 10. The drive-thru will be located on Lakeside Service Drive outside of Parking Services and will be open August 21 and 22 from 9:00 AM - 5:00 PM, on August 23 from 11:00 AM - 5:00 PM, and August 25 and 26 from 9:00 AM - 5:00 PM. Please remember that you will be required to present a photo ID when picking up your permit at the permit pickup drive-thru or in the office.
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August 21: It's Complicated Sessions - Ethical Reasoning in Action:

As part of 1787 Orientation, more than 160 faculty and staff will facilitate interactive discussions with incoming freshmen using JMU's ethical reasoning framework, the Eight Key Questions. It's Complicated, hosted by The Madison Collaborative and Orientation, is an ethical reasoning exercise using a fictional scenario that is loosely based on Hurricane Sandy.

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August 22: Fall 2014 Assessment Day is Friday, August 22:

Fall 2014 Assessment Day will be held on Friday, August 22. All first year students are required to participate.

Assessments begin promptly at 9:15 a.m. (Session A), 12:15 p.m. (Session B), and 3 p.m. (Session C), so you should arrive 15 minutes prior to your scheduled time. You have been assigned to a testing location based on the last three digits of your JMU student ID number. To determine the time and location at which you will be completing your assessments, visit http://www.jmu.edu/assessment/JMUAssess/Aday_Upcoming.htm 

IMPORTANT! Use of any electronic device, such as a cell phone, laptop or tablet, is strictly prohibited. Unless you have been otherwise instructed by a proctor, please turn off your electronic devices and place them out of sight for the duration of the testing session. If you use your cell phone, laptop or tablet at any point during the testing session, you will be dismissed and required to attend a make-up session. Any student found to be in possession of content from the assessment session, which is the property of JMU and the Center for Assessment and Research Studies, may be referred to the Office of Student Accountability and Restorative Practices for violations of the code of student conduct.

If you have additional questions about Assessment Day, please visit http://www.jmu.edu/assessment/JMUAssess/Aday_Upcoming.htm or contact assessment@jmu.edu.

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August 22: Drive-Thru Permit Pickup: The Parking Services permit pickup drive-thru will be available for students who purchase their permits online after August 10. The drive-thru will be located on Lakeside Service Drive outside of Parking Services and will be open August 21 and 22 from 9:00 AM - 5:00 PM, on August 23 from 11:00 AM - 5:00 PM, and August 25 and 26 from 9:00 AM - 5:00 PM. Please remember that you will be required to present a photo ID when picking up your permit at the permit pickup drive-thru or in the office.
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August 23: Saturday Office Hours: The parking office will be open from 11:00 AM – 5:00 PM on Saturday, August 23. MORE >


August 23: Drive-Thru Permit Pickup: The Parking Services permit pickup drive-thru will be available for students who purchase their permits online after August 10. The drive-thru will be located on Lakeside Service Drive outside of Parking Services and will be open August 21 and 22 from 9:00 AM - 5:00 PM, on August 23 from 11:00 AM - 5:00 PM, and August 25 and 26 from 9:00 AM - 5:00 PM. Please remember that you will be required to present a photo ID when picking up your permit at the permit pickup drive-thru or in the office.
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August 25: Fall Semester Begins:

Fall Semester runs from August 25th to December 5th.

Have you sent in your Fall 2014 schedule yet?  If so, be sure to stop by our office to pick up your Access Plans!  Each Access Plan has a Test and Exam Accommodation Arrangement (TEAA) form attached along with detailed instructors for how to set an appointment to take your exam in our new testing space.

If you haven't emailed us a copy of the "List View" of your schedule and would like Access Plans for your classes, please do so as soon as possible!  It takes about 2 business days for us to process youur request, so the sooner we receive your schedule, the sooner you can have your Access Plans.  Please email your schedule to disability-svcs@jmu.edu.

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August 25: Display Name: Classes meet as scheduled. MORE >


August 25: Fall semester begins: Classes meet as scheduled. MORE >


August 25: Welcome Back!: The Fall Semester Begins! MORE >


August 25: Classes Begin: Fall 2014 classes begin as scheduled. MORE >


August 25: Block 1 Student Teaching: MORE >


August 25: Extended Block Student Teaching: MORE >


August 25: Monday Office Hours: The office will be open from 7:00 AM – 6:00 PM on Monday, August 25. MORE >


August 25: JMU Fall 2014 Classes Begin: MORE >


August 25: Drive-Thru Permit Pickup: The Parking Services permit pickup drive-thru will be available for students who purchase their permits online after August 10. The drive-thru will be located on Lakeside Service Drive outside of Parking Services and will be open August 21 and 22 from 9:00 AM - 5:00 PM, on August 23 from 11:00 AM - 5:00 PM, and August 25 and 26 from 9:00 AM - 5:00 PM. Please remember that you will be required to present a photo ID when picking up your permit at the permit pickup drive-thru or in the office.
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August 26: Drive-Thru Permit Pickup: The Parking Services permit pickup drive-thru will be available for students who purchase their permits online after August 10. The drive-thru will be located on Lakeside Service Drive outside of Parking Services and will be open August 21 and 22 from 9:00 AM - 5:00 PM, on August 23 from 11:00 AM - 5:00 PM, and August 25 and 26 from 9:00 AM - 5:00 PM. Please remember that you will be required to present a photo ID when picking up your permit at the permit pickup drive-thru or in the office.
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August 26: Machinal Auditions:

James Madison University Theatre

AUDITIONS


Play: MACHINAL
Audition Dates & Times: Tuesday, August 26th, 6-9 PM, and Wednesday, August 27th, 6-9pm

YOU MUST SIGN UP FOR AN AUDITION TIME SLOT


Place: Forbes Center, 1220 ACTING STUDIO
Performance Dates: October 28th-November 1st, 2014


Notes

Specific information on what to prepare for your audtion is posted on the callboard in the Estes Wing of the Forbes Center.

Callbacks will take place Thursday, August 28th

If you have questions please email Stage Manager, Dale Screiber- schre2ad@dukes.jmu.edu or Director, Terry Brino-Dean- brinodta@jmu.edu 

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August 27: Invitation to an Oral Health Education Training:

Location: Staunton Public Library, 1 Churchville Ave, Staunton, VA 24401

(540) 332-3902, www.stauntonlibrary.org

Who should attend?

Family educators, nurses, family support workers, home visitors and associated staff from any family education or home visiting program.

The Virginia Department of Health (VDH), Dental Health Program, is offering this course for home visiting or family education programs serving pregnant women; families with infants, toddlers and school age children; and families of children with special health care needs. The training will provide crucial information necessary to address the ‘silent epidemic’ of dental disease. Participants will learn the most current evidence-based information about basic oral health care and oral disease prevention. There is no registration fee for the course.

For more information and registration details, download and read the full informational flyer (PDF).

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August 27: Machinal Auditions:

James Madison University Theatre

AUDITIONS


Play: MACHINAL
Audition Dates & Times: Tuesday, August 26th, 6-9 PM, and Wednesday, August 27th, 6-9pm

YOU MUST SIGN UP FOR AN AUDITION TIME SLOT


Place: Forbes Center, 1220 ACTING STUDIO
Performance Dates: October 28th-November 1st, 2014


Notes

Specific information on what to prepare for your audtion is posted on the callboard in the Estes Wing of the Forbes Center.

Callbacks will take place Thursday, August 28th

If you have questions please email Stage Manager, Dale Screiber- schre2ad@dukes.jmu.edu or Director, Terry Brino-Dean- brinodta@jmu.edu 

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August 29: Track II Applications Due: Deadline to submit applications to join the Honors Program as a Track II Honors Scholar. Visit the Track II Application page to apply. MORE >


August 29: Wine and Cheese Lecture:

5 p.m.
Ernst Terrace, Edith J. Carrier Arboretum

Mark Thompson from Starr Hill Brewery in Crozet, Va., speaks about artisanal craft brewing.

The evening’s schedule is a reception beginning at 5 p.m., a demonstration by the JMU director of catering at 5:30 p.m. and guest speakers at 6 p.m.

The cost is $15 per person. Online pre-registration is needed by 5 p.m. Aug. 26. Visit http://www.jmu.edu/arboretum.

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August 29: Student Org Night: Visit our table on the UREC Turf to find out more about our program and see what other clubs and organizations JMU has to offer! MORE >


August 29: A.A.:

Aug. 29 | 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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August 30: reception:

Location: Bridgeforth Stadium

International Reception flyer

Come, mingle, meet new and returning globally minded students while enjoying some refreshments. Dress to impress especially as we will be taking a group picture!

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

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August 31: 2013-2014 Student Permits Expire: Student permits from the 2013-2014 academic year will expire Aug. 31, 2014 MORE >


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September 2014

September 1: Professional Development Conference MORE >

September 1: Wole Lagunju Exhibition MORE >

September 1: Scholarly Writers' Lockdown MORE >

September 1: Business - Finance MORE >

September 2: Last Day to Add/Drop a Class MORE >

September 2: Add/drop deadline MORE >

September 2: Last day to Add Drop fall classes MORE >

September 2: Multilingual Writers' Community Meeting MORE >

September 3: Commonwealth of Virginia Information Technology Summit (COVITS) MORE >

September 3: Funding for 4-VA: Success Stories and Lessons Learned MORE >

September 3: Alternative Spring Break Domestic Leader Info Session MORE >

September 3: Multilingual Writers' Community Meeting MORE >

September 4: Sparking Active Engagement with Interactive Learning MORE >

September 4: Learning Centers Open House MORE >

September 4: Learning Center Open House MORE >

September 4: 3rd Floor Open House MORE >

September 4: Multilingual Writers' Community Meeting MORE >

September 4: Conversation Partner Program Kickoff Event MORE >

September 5: Honors option forms due MORE >

September 5: Digital Humanities and Social Sciences Institute MORE >

September 5: Scholarly Writers' Lockdown MORE >

September 5: Sparking Active Engagement with Interactive Learning MORE >

September 5: global connections MORE >

September 5: SVGLA First Friday Potluck at ArtWorks Gallery MORE >

September 5: Christopher K. Morgan & Artists MORE >

September 5: A.A. MORE >

September 8: Martyr of Dixie Exhibition MORE >

September 8: Communication Center Fall 2014 Opening MORE >

September 8: Benefits, Pitfalls and Strategies for Team Teaching MORE >

September 8: Scholarly Writers' Lockdown MORE >

September 8: Martyr of Dixie Opening Reception MORE >

September 8: Information Literacy MREST Workshop MORE >

September 8: Business - Finance MORE >

September 9: Storytime in the Understory MORE >

September 9: The Art of the Puppet MORE >

September 9: REACH Open House MORE >

September 9: Learning Partner Info Session MORE >

September 9: Alternative Spring Break Domestic Leader Info Session MORE >

September 9: Multilingual Writers' Community Meeting MORE >

September 10: REACH Open House MORE >

September 10: University Health Center Open House MORE >

September 10: Multilingual Writers' Community Meeting MORE >

September 10: Meet the Firms MORE >

September 11: Last day to add class with departmental permission MORE >

September 11: Last day to Add/Drop with Dept. Permission MORE >

September 11: Telling Your Story: How to Document Effective Faculty Performance MORE >

September 11: Cascade Phase 1 and 2 Combined Training MORE >

September 11: Multilingual Writers' Community Meeting MORE >

September 12: Last Day to withdraw from University for refund MORE >

September 12: Scholarly Writers' Lockdown MORE >

September 12: Benefits, Pitfalls and Strategies for Team Teaching MORE >

September 12: Telling Your Story: How to Document Effective Faculty Performance MORE >

September 12: Meet your Conversation Partner! MORE >

September 12: ICCE Event MORE >

September 12: EMERGENCY written and performed by Daniel Beaty MORE >

September 12: A.A. MORE >

September 13: Remarkable Trees Field Trip MORE >

September 13: Children's Monarch Migration Tagging Workshop MORE >

September 13: tailgate MORE >

September 15: Celebrating Furious Flower Exhibit MORE >

September 15: REACH Open House MORE >

September 15: Scholarly Writers' Lockdown MORE >

September 15: Assessment: Before and Beyond Examinations MORE >

September 15: Information Meeting For 2015-16 Student Teachers MORE >

September 15: Madison Research Fellows: Mixed Methods Research MORE >

September 15: Business - Finance MORE >

September 15: Denson Paul Pollard, bass trombone MORE >

September 16: Information Meeting For 2015-16 Student Teachers MORE >

September 16: REACH Open House MORE >

September 16: Multilingual Writers' Community Meeting MORE >

September 16: Information Meeting For 2015-16 Student Teachers MORE >

September 17: The $100,000 Classroom MORE >

September 17: Cohen Center Grand Opening MORE >

September 17: Jerome McGann Keynote Address MORE >

September 17: Information Meeting For 2015-16 Student Teachers MORE >

September 17: MVS: William Mims MORE >

September 17: Legislative Dinner in the Valley MORE >

September 17: Multilingual Writers' Community Meeting MORE >

September 18: Multilingual Writers' Community Meeting MORE >

September 18: Information Meeting For 2015-16 Student Teachers MORE >

September 19: Scholarly Writers' Lockdown MORE >

September 19: Information Meeting For 2015-16 Student Teachers MORE >

September 19: Assessment: Before and Beyond Examinations MORE >

September 19: A.A. MORE >

September 22: iweek MORE >

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

September 22: Drumming Circle MORE >

September 22: Scholarly Writers' Lockdown MORE >

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

September 22: Visiting Scholars Program Lecturer Geoff Dabelko MORE >

September 22: Artist Lecture: Wole Lagunju MORE >

September 22: Visiting Scholars Program Lecturer Gary Packard MORE >

September 22: Wole Lagunju Exhibition Reception MORE >

September 22: Business - Finance MORE >

September 22: Dominion Lecture Series MORE >

September 22: Dominion Lecture MORE >

September 22: Dominion Lecture MORE >

September 23: Business - Finance MORE >

September 23: Cascade Phase 3 Training MORE >

September 23: Multilingual Writers' Community Meeting MORE >

September 23: Graduate and Professional School Fair MORE >

September 23: Graduate and Professional School Fair MORE >

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

September 23: Student Debate MORE >

September 23: Thanksgiving and January Breaks Info Session MORE >

September 23: How I Learned To Drive MORE >

September 23: Concert: Musically Speaking MORE >

September 24: Furious Flower: Seeding the Future of African American Poetry MORE >

September 24: I-Week Photo Contest Reception MORE >

September 24: Fleet Learning Expo and Efficient Technology Symposium MORE >

September 24: Furious Flower Poetry Conference MORE >

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

September 24: Study Abroad Fair MORE >

September 24: REACH Open House MORE >

September 24: Multilingual Writers' Community Meeting MORE >

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

September 24: Fusion: Poetry Voiced in Choral Song MORE >

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

September 25: Marriage Dilemmas of Urban Indian Women MORE >

September 25: Multilingual Writers' Community Meeting MORE >

September 25: Middle Eastern Connection MORE >

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

September 25: I-Week Trivia Night! MORE >

September 26: Virginia Nurses Association Fall Leadership Symposium MORE >

September 26: Yoga Day MORE >

September 26: Scholarly Writers' Lockdown MORE >

September 26: Fall Plant and Bulb Sale MORE >

September 26: Closing Ceremony MORE >

September 26: Board of Visitors Meeting MORE >

September 26: Martha Nussbaum Lecture MORE >

September 26: JMU World Cup Soccer Tourament MORE >

September 26: A.A. MORE >

September 27: International Festival MORE >

September 27: Harrisonburg International Festival MORE >

September 29: JMU Fall Career Fair MORE >

September 29: Scholarly Writers' Lockdown MORE >

September 29: Common Ground MORE >

September 30: 30-first-city-council-candidates-forum MORE >

September 30: JMU Wind Symphony MORE >

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