Next Month

January 24: JMU JobLink (IT195)

January 24: STC Student Chapter meeting

January 24: An Evening with Pat Metheny

January 25: Project Management for Non-Project Managers (TD1775)

January 25: Reading the Red Flags: Help Students/Colleagues in Need (TD2101)

January 26: Cultivate Your Calm (TD2171)

January 26: StrengthsFinder 2.0 (TD1695)

January 26: Happy Hour

January 26: Display Name

January 27: Withdraw from university with cancellation of tuition charges

January 27: Scholarly Writers' Lockdown

January 27: Basic Finance & Budgeting: Getting Your Financial Ducks in a Row (TD1373)

January 27: Creating Quality Rubrics (Workshop)

January 27: Display Name

January 27: On-campus AA Meeting

January 30: Scholarly Writers' Lockdown

January 30: Joseph Epstein: The Ideal of Culture

January 30: JMU Percussion Ensemble

January 31: Apply for Finish Your Writing Project (Faculty Community)

January 31: Extreme Couponing (TD2045)

January 31: Social Media in the Workplace (TD2083)

January 31: SMAD faculty film screening 2017

February 1: Project Management for Non-Project Managers (TD1775)

February 1: Employee Leave 101 (TD1209)

February 1: Employee Leave 101 (TD1209)

February 1: JMU CommonHealth Campaign: Biggest loser Kick-off

February 1: -PRISM Informational Meeting at the EJC Arboretum

February 2: Beyond Monologues: Fostering Authentic In-Class Discussion among Students (Workshop)

February 2: Congratulations! You're a Supervisor, Now What? (TD1396)

February 2: Here to Help/ H2H

February 2: No Complaining Rule (TD1344)

February 2: Film Screening: The Gas Weapon

February 3: Scholarly Writers' Lockdown

February 3: Managing Generations in the Workplace (TD1971)

February 3: Growth Mindset in Grant Writing (Roundtable)

February 3: Growth Mindset in Grant Writing (Roundtable)

February 3: Beyond Monologues: Fostering Authentic In-Class Discussion among Students (Workshop)

February 3: Honors Option Proposals Due

February 4: A Night of JMU Mens Basketball

February 6: Scholarly Writers' Lockdown

February 6: Grants: Post-Award Practices & Procedures (TD1502)

February 7: Weigh the Waste

February 7: Student Assessment Day

February 7: Withdraw deadline for 1st block

February 7: Fostering Accountability Through Building Trust (TD2185)

February 7: CS-L Open House

February 7: Delegation Made S.I.M.P.L.E. (TD2059)

February 7: Student Employment Essentials (TD1460)

February 8: Careers in Service Fair

February 8: opt walk-in session

February 9: Ballin on a Budget

February 9: Business Writing & Proofreading (TD1021)

February 9: Nonverbal Moves Can Make a Message (TD2186)

February 9: Happy Hour

February 9: life after jmu

February 10: May Symposium Conference Day: Call for Proposals

February 10: Scholarly Writers' Lockdown

February 10: Get a Grip (Joint Health) (TD2153)

February 10: Furious Flower at AWP - reading

February 10: Looking at our Roots

February 11: Taking Flight for 25

February 12: Residence Hall Day

February 12: Valentine's Day Horse-Drawn Carriage Rides at the EJC Arboretum-

February 13: Strut Your Stuff

February 13: Scholarly Writers' Lockdown

February 14: Leaders Eat Last (TD1951)

February 14: Event Planning at JMU: Everyone Can Benefit (TD1006)

February 14: I See the Point: The Art of Visual Facilitation (TD2073)

February 14: -Valentine's Day Moonlight Carriage Rides

February 14: Valentine's Day Night Out

February 15: -Kokedama Moss Ball and Fern Terrarium Workshop

February 15: Going Green in the Bistro

February 15: LGBTQ 101: Understanding Gender and Sexual Diversity (TD2056)

February 16: Congratulations! You're a Supervisor, Now What? (TD1396)

February 16: Is It Covered? Know Your Health Insurance and Flex Account (TD1351)

February 16: Is It Covered? Know Your Health Insurance and Flex Account (TD1351)

February 16: Generation Z is Here! (TD2061)

February 17: Scholarly Writers' Lockdown

February 17: Basic Finance & Budgeting: Getting Your Financial Ducks in a Row (TD1373)

February 17: Cascade Open Lab Training

February 17: work visa

February 17: Farewell Alternative Weekend Breaks

February 18: fun and games

February 19: Share Your AB Experience

February 20: Ben Shahn Drawing on the Left

February 20: Scholarly Writers' Lockdown

February 20: Dr. Frans de Waal: Are we Smart Enough to Know How Smart Animals Are?

February 20: Write for Rights

February 21: Game On: Personal Power Plays (TD2167)

February 22: Retirement 101: Understanding Your VRS Retirement (TD1212)

February 22: Retirement 101: Understanding Your VRS Retirement (TD1212)

February 22: Cascade Overview Training

February 22: Leave a Mark

February 23: Crafting Culture to Create Happy and Productive Teams (TD2172)

February 23: opt walk-in session

February 23: Happy Hour

February 23: Dinner with a Local Active Citizen

February 24: Scholarly Writers' Lockdown

February 24: Fourth Annual STEM Educator's Workshop

February 24: UREC Cooking Class

February 24: cooking demo

February 24: Dr. Paul Nedelisky to give LRI talk

February 24: Honors project pre-submission form deadline for May 2017 grads

February 27: Scholarly Writers' Lockdown

February 27: tax workshop

February 28: First block ends

February 28: Women and Leadership: Working Through Barriers and Biases (TD2067)

February 28: opt walk-in session

February 28: Ben Shahn Art and Civic Engagement

March 1: Legendary Service - The Key is to Care (TD2081)

March 2: Emerging Leaders (TD1049)

March 2: Engaged Scholarship Networking Lunch

March 2: Gateways to Inclusion (TD1829)

March 3: Scholarly Writers' Lockdown

March 6: Spring Break Begins

March 6: Spring Break

March 7: Teach With Style (TD1836)

March 7: Pre-Retirement Planning (TD1372)

March 7: Student Employment Essentials (TD1461)

March 10: Parking Services Closed

March 10: University Closed

March 10: JMU Closed

March 10: Google Geo Teacher Institute at JMU

March 10: Cascade Open Lab Training

March 13: Classes Resume

March 13: First day of 2nd block classes

March 13: Scholarly Writers' Lockdown

March 13: Deadline for Professional Development Fund

March 14: Injured at Work-What Next? Understanding Workers Compensation (TD0119)

March 14: Injured at Work-What Next? Understanding Workers Compensation (TD0119)

March 15: Diversity Conference 2016

March 15: Birds of the Arboretum with Diane Lepkowski-

March 15: opt walk-in session

March 16: Emerging Leaders (TD1049)

March 16: Film Screening: Maidan

March 17: Apply for Writing Renewal Retreat Summer 2017

March 17: Withdraw deadline for semester courses

March 17: Scholarly Writers' Lockdown

March 17: Meetings, Bloody Meetings (TD1740)

March 17: Annual Stewardship Luncheon

March 20: Add/Drop for 2nd block

March 20: Advance registration for summer 2017

March 20: Scholarly Writers' Lockdown

March 20: Spring Business Meeting

March 21: Greening Your Office (TD1516)

March 21: Pre-Retirement Planning (TD1372)

March 21: 10 Tips for Listening, Talking and Writing Effectively at Work (TD2058)

March 22: Stop the Crickets: Engaging Your Audience (TD1967)

March 22: DiSC I: Assessment & Introduction (TD1086)

March 23: Emerging Leaders (TD1049)

March 23: Cascade Overview Training

March 23: Gregory Pardlo - poetry reading

March 23: Happy Hour

March 24: Scholarly Writers' Lockdown

March 24: Basic Finance & Budgeting: Getting Your Financial Ducks in a Row (TD1373)

March 24: Philosophy colloquium with Dr. Lydia Patton

March 24: Hillcrest Scholarships application deadline

March 24: islc

March 27: Scholarly Writers' Lockdown

March 27: Core Introduction to the 8KQ Workshop

March 28: The JMU Registrar's Office (TD1319)

March 28: Making the Most of Your One-on-One Meetings (TD2174)

March 29: Add with departmental permission for 2nd block

March 29: Courage at Work (TD2074)

March 29: Madison Vision Series: Mary Ellen Callahan

March 30: Emerging Leaders (TD1049)

March 30: opt walk-in session

March 31: Scholarly Writers' Lockdown

March 31: tax workshop

April 1: Gwendolyn Brooks Centennial Celebrations - photographic exhibit

April 3: Registration begins for Fall 2017

April 3: Scholarly Writers' Lockdown

April 3: Gwendolyn Brooks Bench Dedication and Community Reading

April 4: Pre-Retirement Planning II (TD1604)

April 4: Student Employment Essentials (TD1462)

April 5: Hiring @ JMU (TD1002)

April 5: I Can't Work, Now What? Understanding the VSDP (TD1204)

April 5: I Can't Work, Now What? Understanding the VSDP (TD1204)

April 6: Core Introduction to the Eight Key Questions

April 6: Emerging Leaders (TD1049)

April 6: Mentoring for Growth (TD2079)

April 6: Optional Retirement Participants, What to Expect When Retiring(TD1352)

April 6: Optional Retirement Participants, What to Expect When Retiring(TD1352)

April 6: "Seeing in the Dark: Using Nature's Celestial Clocks to Discover Gravitational Waves"

April 7: Board of Visitors Meeting

April 7: Scholarly Writers' Lockdown

April 7: Derailed Communication (TD2188)

April 8: big event

April 10: Cascade Open Lab Training

April 10: Scholarly Writers' Lockdown

April 10: tax workshop

April 11: Withdraw deadline for 2nd block

April 11: Our Iceberg is Melting (TD1828)

April 11: Give 'em the Pickle (TD1616)

April 11: opt walk-in session

April 11: Kris Sealey - Visiting Scholar lecture

April 11: DEADLINE to submit Honors Capstone Project for May 2017 grads

April 12: Hiring @ JMU (TD1002)

April 12: Life Insurance: Your Family Might Depend Upon It Someday (TD1350)

April 12: Life Insurance: Your Family Might Depend Upon It Someday (TD1350)

April 13: Last day to submit Fall 2016 Incomplete work

April 13: Workplace Substance Abuse Management for Supervisors (TD1398)

April 13: Emerging Leaders (TD1049)

April 13: Introduction to Myers-Briggs Type Indicator (MBTI) (TD1242)

April 13: Happy Hour

April 13: Film Screening: Leviathan

April 14: Last day to submit a December graduation application to advisor

April 14: Scholarly Writers' Lockdown

April 14: Not Everyone Gets a Trophy (TD1741)

April 14: Basic Finance & Budgeting: Getting Your Financial Ducks in a Row (TD1373)

April 14: DEADLINE to submit Honors Capstone Project application and proposal

April 17: Scholarly Writers' Lockdown

April 17: Gwendolyn Brooks Centennial Poetry Prize winners - reading

April 18: How to Prepare for an Active Shooter Event

April 18: Cascade Overview Training

April 19: Micro-inequities Exclude (TD2168)

April 19: opt walk-in session

April 20: Honors Symposium

April 20: Emerging Leaders (TD1049)

April 20: Lighten Up Your Team: Creating Collaboration (TD2169)

April 20: Telecom, Facility Coordinators & Building Repairs (TD1048)

April 20: Spring Social

April 21: Scholarly Writers' Lockdown

April 21: graduation reception

April 22: -Greg Moyers Gives a Guided Bird Walk at the EJC Arboretum

Ongoing Attractions

Edith J. Carrier Arboretum
Open daily dawn to dusk
Off University Boulevard
Contains a wide variety of trees and plants native to Virginia; call (540) 568-3194 for tours; free.

JMU Meteorite Collection
Open daily
First- and second-floor hallways, Physics and Chemistry Building
Features fragments of meteoroids that survived passage through the atmosphere to fall to the earth's surface as masses of metal or stone; includes specimens from Diablo Canyon, Ariz., the Sahara Desert and the Central European Strewn Field; free.

Masks from Around the World Collection at the College of Education
8 a.m.-6 p.m. Monday-Friday
Lobby of War Memorial Auditorium, Memorial Hall
Featuring 50 masks, this collection was donated to the college for use by its students interested in studying the interplay between cultural ideals and masks; the collection includes masks used in performance, masks of Asia and masks of Europe; free.

JMU Mineral Museum
8 a.m.-4:30 p.m. Monday-Friday
Room 6139, Memorial Hall
The Department of Geology and Environmental Science opens its collection of over 550 crystals and gemstones from around the world to the public; for information, call (540) 568-6130; free.

JMU Libraries and Educational Technologies' Special Collections
10 a.m.-4 p.m. Monday-Thursday and by appointment
Room 207, Carrier Library
Features manuscripts, rare books and periodicals, oral histories and other resources for study, including many acquisitions focusing on the Central Shenandoah Valley; for information, call (540) 568-3612; free.

“Dressing for Shakespeare in Shenandoah” Exhibition
Open during library hours through February 2018
Historic west wing of Carrier Library
Presented by JMU Libraries and Educational Technologies, the exhibition illustrates the importance of the Bard in the first 50 years of JMU history, with a focus on 1916, when the 300th anniversary of Shakespeare’s death was commemorated on campus and in Harrisonburg. The exhibition includes images and ephemera from JMU’s Special Collections showing the two-day celebration, which included a mile-long parade and an outdoor pageant. Also featured are items from the JMU School of Theatre and Dance’s historic clothing and costume collections, as well as Shakespearean costumes from the Federal Theatre Project (1935-39). Students and Shakespeare, a related exhibition on the second floor of the library, near the Special Collections Reading Room, is also available.

The little Gallery Underground
Open during music library hours
JMU Music Library, Room B59, Music Building
The gallery is a place for music visualized. It features rotating displays of art by local artists, both within the JMU community and beyond. What makes the gallery unique is the connection between visual art and music. For more information, visit

John C. Wells Planetarium
Miller Hall
The planetarium offers full-dome shows and special events for the public; groups can schedule visits by calling (540) 568-4071; check the planetarium's website at for the latest information; free.

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