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April 2014

April 16: Institue for Visual Studies Colloquium, Drs. Melissa and Carlos Aleman:

  • Family Photos and Storytelling in Multicultural Homes
  • Drs. Melissa Aleman (Communication Studies & The Graduate School) and Carlos Aleman (Communication Studies) discuss their research examining storytelling in multicultural families and explore family photos as a space for contesting and collaborating cultural codes. Their presentation and the discussion that follows will consider the ways people use family photos to open up the possibility to embrace contradiction and multiplicity in family identities.

http://www.jmu.edu/ivs/events.html

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April 16: Wednesday Workshop for 499 B-C Students:

Topics include: Undergraduate Publishing Opportunities

All Honors students are welcome to attend!

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April 16: JMuse Cafe: Making Places:

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

The JMuse Cafe is partnering with the Institute for Visual Studies and local civic groups and campus organizations to continue this year’s program on “Space, Place, and Community,” the highly successful series of community conversations and events, which started last fall. While previous events focused on Harrisonburg’s past, the spring events will offer a thoughtful public dialogue about how we can create successful public spaces and places that build community, as well as an evening of poetry on place and identity. These discussions will help us to learn from the past as we shape our future.

“Making Places” focuses on the question “How can we create places that foster community?”

Panelists are Dr. Linwood Rose, JMU president emeritus, and Ron Copeland, founder of Our Community Place.

For more information, check http://sites.jmu.edu/jmuse or send email to jmuse@jmu.edu.

 

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April 16: Gilbert and Sullivan's H.M.S. Pinafore:

Set sail on the high seas with Gilbert and Sullivan’s gleeful and sassy satire H.M.S. Pinafore. This lighthearted and hilarious operetta spoofs British social mores in a convoluted tale of mistaken identity and star-crossed lovers.

For more information and tickets, visit http://www.jmu.edu/forbescenter/events/2014/04/16-hms-pinafore.shtml

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April 17: NYC Uncubed:

April 17, 2014 | nyc.getuncubed.com
 
Find your dream job, conquer carnival games, speak with a founder, & play with puppies... all at Uncubed.
 
On Thursday, April 17th, JMU’s heading to New York City for the country’s most exciting gathering of hiring startups: NYC Uncubed. Featuring Meetup, GrubHub & Seamless, BarkBox, Birchbox, Thrillist, HuffPost Code, WeWork, AppNexus, & 70+ more of the country's biggest innovators. All skill sets welcome!
 
Plus enjoy talks & classes with company founders, C-levels, & more—as well as contests, karaoke, a live art battle, & other outrageous interactions throughout the day.
 
For more information and to receive JMU's promo code, email: cfe@jmu.edu
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April 17: The Principles and Practice of Effective Classroom Discussions:

Location: Rose Library 5211
Workshop

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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  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
  • Collaborate with colleagues to identify effective responses to common challenges of classroom discussions.

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

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April 17: 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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April 17: 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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April 17: Gilliam Center presents Matthew Kahn: Matthew Kahn from the University of California, Los Angelas, will present "Climatopolis: How Our Cities will Thrive in the Hotter Future" on Thursday, April 17, 2014 from 3:30 p.m. to 4:30 p.m. in Zane Showker Hall, room 106. MORE >


April 17: Madison Commemorative Debate and Citizen Forum:

6 p.m.
Wilson Hall Auditorium

The championship round of the 14th annual debate, which draws competitive debaters from around the world, is open to the public. The debate topic is "This house believes that warrantless electronic surveillance by the U.S. Government has done more harm that good."

Sponsored by the Rupe Foundation, Madison Debate Society and the School of Communication Studies. Free.

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April 17: Pulsars, Magnets, Black Holes, Oh My! The Wickedly Cool Stellar Undead: The John C. Wells Planetarium presents the LAST public science talk of the year on Thursday, April 17 at 7pm, at James Madison University's MEMORIAL HALL AUDITORIUM!

Pulsars, Magnetars, Black Holes, Oh My! The Wickedly Cool Stellar Undead!

Dr. Scott Ransom, National Radio Astronomy Observatory (NRAO)

The biggest stars burn the fastest and brightest, and when they die, they do so spectacularly, exploding as supernovae and leaving behind some of the most fantastic objects in the universe: neutron stars and black holes. In this talk, Dr. Ransom will discuss how these crazy objects are created, some of their amazing properties and why we (probably!) don’t need to worry about them too much here in our cozy homes on Earth.

Pulsars, Magnetars, Black Holes, Oh My! The Wickedly Cool Stellar Undead MORE >


April 18: Last Day to Submit Work for Incomplete Grades:

Last day for students to submit work to faculty for the removal of "Incomplete" grades for the 2013 Fall Semester.
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April 18: Friday Writers' Lockdown:

Location: Rose Library 3311
Lockdown

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Friday Writers' Lockdowns encourage faculty writers to dive into projects with concentrated time and effort. Held on Fridays, these mini-lockdowns will help you 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.

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April 18: Arbor Day Trees and Native Plant Sale:

April 18-19

9 a.m.-3 p.m. Friday and Saturday
Frances Plecker Education Center, Edith J. Carrier Arboretum

For savvy gardeners wanting a garden filled with plants tailored by Mother Nature to be suited to regional climate and precipitation, the arboretum’s sale is the right place to shop. Shop hard-to-find native plants, shrubs and trees.

Check http://www.jmu.edu/arboretum/ for a partial list of plants, shrubs and trees that will be offered at the sale.

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April 18: Distinguished Alumni Seminar: Dr. Mary Garcia-Cazarin: MORE >


April 18: Exploring Mental Health:

Location: Rose Library 5211; lunch will be provided at noon.
Roundtable

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The third in a series of roundtables on developmental teaching and student learning, this discussion is designed to build awareness of the state of mental health for college students.  In partnership with the CFI, the Counseling and Student Development Center (CSDC) will engage participants in informed, reflective dialogue designed to explore mental health issues on university campuses and specific concerns associated with the JMU student population.  Faculty and staff will be invited to share their perspectives; facilitators will also provide information about services provided at the CSDC in an attempt to address students' needs and concerns. 

This roundtable is designed for faculty to make progress towards the following outcomes:

  • Increase awareness of the state of mental health for college students in general and at JMU;
  • Gain knowledge about student concerns from the perspectives of faculty members and CSDC staff;
  • Learn about services offered at the CSDC for students; and
  • Learn about how to use the CSDC as a resource.

Facilitators: Shirley Cobb, Nina Critz, Patricia Crocker, Leslie Gerrard, and Colleen Tennyson.

Authentic Partners: Counseling and Student Development Center, Student Affairs and University Planning

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April 18: Engineering Capstone Day:

Location: Festival

Engineering Seniors will be presenting their research projects. All faculty are welcomed to attend.

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April 18: 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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April 20: Easter Sunrise Service:

6 a.m.
Edith J. Carrier Arboretum

JMU RISE hosts the annual interdenominational Easter Sunrise Worship Service.

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April 20: Campus Cookies Easter Egg Hunt for JMU Students:

1-4 p.m.
Edith J. Carrier Arboretum

Sponsored by the Office of Residence Life, JAC card required, JMU students with JAC cards search for hidden Easter eggs holding valuable coupons and discounts to area merchants and a free cookie from Campus Cookies.

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April 21: MFA exhibit: Jade Webber: MFA student Jade Webber exhibits her work at Sawhill Gallery. She will present her gallery talk at 2pm on May 2nd at Sawhill Gallery. MORE >


April 21: JMU ROTC All American Challenge : MORE >


April 21: 499A application and proposal due: 499A applications and proposals are due today MORE >


April 21: Walk-Up Plant Sale:

April 21-Oct. 31

9 a.m.-3 p.m.
Edith J. Carrier Arboretum

Shop from the entire greenhouse inventory of natives, perennials, shrubs and trees, by advance appointment only, with $50 minimum purchased required.

Call (540) 568-3194, or visit the arboretum website to make an appointment http://www.jmu.edu/arboretum/index.html.  

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April 21: ArtWorks Gallery Exhibition:

April 21-May 1

Noon-5 p.m. Monday-Thursday
Noon-4 p.m. Friday and Saturday
131 Grace St.

The exhibition features work by JMU undergraduate students.

Opening reception, April 21 from 5 to 7 p.m.

For information, call (540) 568-7175. Free.

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April 21: Psychology Student Poster Session: The Psychology Department is sponsoring this event. Psychology majors are welcome to attend. MORE >


April 21: Dukes Step Up! Informational Practice Sessions: The University Health Center is seeking dynamic, energetic student leaders to be part of the exciting Dukes Step Up! initiative for this fall's incoming first year students.

  • 1pm April 21
  • 4pm April 21
  • 2pm April 22
  • 4pm April 24
  • 1pm April 25

Informational Practice Sessions will be approximately 45 minutes and held at the new University Health Center in the Student Success Center.

Please email Veronica Jones or Lesley Eicher if you are interested in attending.

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April 21: Step Up For Survivors:

April 21 | 5pm | Commons

Walk with Campus Assault Response to raise awareness and show support to survivors of sexual assault and intimate partner violence.

Step Up is a walk dedicated to showing support for survivors at JMU and in the Harrisonburg community. The event starts on the Commons and will end at the Larkin Arts Center in downtown Harrisonburg, where the Collins Center is sponsoring a survivor art show.

See who's going on Facebook. For more information contract Kim Johnson.

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April 21: Dukes in Recovery:

Apr. 21 | 7pm | Festival Conference Room 3

Dukes in Recovery is an anonymous, student-led program that provides a support network for students who are recovering from alcoholism and/or substance addiction.

This support network enables students to come together and discuss how they can support each other through their journey towards sobriety. It provides a non-judgmental, non-critical, and anonymous forum for discussion with JMU students who share the common challenge of staying sober.

Dukes in Recovery is not affiliated with any other addiction treatment programs, and is only for JMU students.

No audio or visual recording, cameras, or transcription of the meetings are permitted.

Please contact the University Health Center's Substance Abuse Prevention office with any questions.

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April 22: Powers of Scale exhibit:

This exhibition will include works from students in the Powers of Scale in Systems Design and Place-Making class. In this applied course, students explored and evaluated the design of a physical system (in this case, Grace Street) at multiple scales utilizing a variety of methods from different disciplines.

Join us for the opening reception at 11am April 22nd in Roop 208.  This exhibit will run until May 7th, 2014.

http://www.jmu.edu/ivs/events.html

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April 22: Earth Day Wildflower Walk in the Arboretum:

10 a.m.
Begins at the Frances Plecker Education Center, Edith J. Carrier Arboretum

Arboretum Director Jan Sievers Mahon leads walk highlighting the environmental benefits the arboretum provides its community.

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

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April 22: Ehsan Ahmed presents on Religion and Ethical-Based Economic Systems :

The Department of Economics and Gilliam Center Seminar series continues with "Religion and Ethical-Based Economic Systems: Some Insights into Islamic Economics," presented by JMU professor of Economics Dr. Ehsan Ahmed.  

Dr. Ahmed will present on Tuesday, April 22, 2014 from 3:30 p.m. to 4:30 p.m. in Zane Showker Hall, room 106. 

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April 22: Tuesday Workshop for Honors Students:

Topics include: Undergraduate Research Grant Opportunities; National Fellowship Opportunities

All Honors students are welcome to attend!

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April 23: Fishburne Military School In-Ranks Inspection : MORE >


April 23: JMU ROTC Basic Lab Rappelling : MORE >


April 23: CSM Faculty Recognition Reception:

CSM Faculty Recognition Reception to be held on 4/23/14

Event will be held in the Festival Conference Center, Highlands Room.

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April 24: 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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April 24: 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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April 24: April Meeting:

Location: Taylor 305

Refreshments starting at 3:15pm

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April 24: Va Bio: We will introduce each of the Deans and Department Heads to the guests at the beginning of a brief overview of the BIOT Program in Bioscience 1007.  This will be followed by tours of the Bioscience building, Physics and Chem building, and ISAT led by our BIOT students. Then we will finish with refreshments and informal chats with our students.   MORE >


April 24: Public Star Party:

The LAST THURSDAY of every month, the John C. Wells Planetarium and JMU's Department of Physics & Astronomy presents free, public star parties at Astronomy Park (located on JMU's campus east of I-81)!

Come look through our telescopes and see Mars, Jupiter and its 4 Galilean moons, our own Moon, binary stars, and oh so much more!

Telescope observing is weather-dependent so check with the Planetarium's website, Facebook and Twitter sites to see if observing will take place as scheduled. IF NOT, our back-up night will Saturday!

Please join us for a family-friendly, fun evening of star gazing!

Public Star Party at Astronomy Park!

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April 25: Honors Symposium: Honors Symposium (open to all) MORE >


April 25: Friday Writers' Lockdown:

Location: Rose Library 3311
Lockdown

Register


Friday Writers' Lockdowns encourage faculty writers to dive into projects with concentrated time and effort. Held on Fridays, these mini-lockdowns will help you 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.

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April 25: Rescheduled Tie-Dye:

We're excited to announce that our Active Citizen Continuum Tie-Dye event from Active Citizen Week has officially been rescheduled for April 25th from 11:00am-1:00pm on the Commons! All tie-dye materials will be provided except for the material you want to tie-dye, so bring something white (hint: your Alternative Breaks t-shirt!).

Come learn about being an active citizen all while making your own tie-dye creation.

Can't wait to see you there!

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April 25: Meltdown in the Arctic: Understanding Changes in the Greenland Ice Sheet Ice:

ISAT/CS Room 236

A presentation by Dr. Thomas Mote, Professor and Head of the Geography Department at the University of Georgia will focus on the surface mass balance and surface hydrology of the Greenland Ice Sheet. He'll discuss the melt rate in recent decades and impacts on sea level. Tom will include information about conducting field work on the ice and use of satellite data.  He'll also provide stories of camping on the ice, viewing northern lights, and Greenland in general. This presentation is sponsored by the JMU Geospatial Technology Steering Committee.

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April 25: Seminar: "Fighting the Amphibian Chytrid Fungus":

Fighting the Amphibian Chytrid Fungus: Proactive Identification of Amphibian Probiotics in Madagascar

Molly Bletz, Research Associate

Bioscience Bldg room 1007

The chytrid fungus Batrachochytrium dendrobatidis (Bd) attacks the skin of amphibians and has caused widespread amphibian declines and extinctions around the world with concomitant effects on ecosystems. Much of Madagascar's rich frog fauna inhabits regions predicted by ecological-niche modeling to be optimal for Bd, and therefore Bd is an inevitable threat to Malagasy amphibians. A proactive strategy is necessary to protect these endemic frog species from declines and extinctions such as those seen in Central American when Bd arrived.

Recent work in the Harris lab at JMU has shown that some skin bacterial species on amphibians inhibit Bd.  To proactively develop disease mitigation strategies, we have designed a screening protocol to identify effective probiotics and have started an initiative in collaboration with the government of Madagascar to collect and identify effective probiotics for Malagasy amphibians. So far we have sampled the skin bacteria from 120 species and over 1000 individuals.  Eight hundred bacterial isolates have been cultured from these samples, and challenge assay to determine whether the isolates can inhibit Bd are underway. Several inhibitory isolates have already been found, and all inhibitory isolates will be candidate probiotics that could help protect and conserve Malagasy frogs.

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April 25: Occupational Therapy Oral Research Presentations: Occupational Theraphy is sponsoring this event. All are welcome to attend.  MORE >


April 25: Art History Forum: The Art History Forum will be held at the Duke Hall Gallery Court. MORE >


April 25: Virginia Native Trees Tour:

1 p.m.
Frances Plecker Education Center, Edith J. Carrier Arboretum

Arboretum Director Jan Sievers Mahon leads the tour to observe Arbor Day in Virginia.

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

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April 25: 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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April 25: Logic and Reasoning Institute talk:

"Discovering Infinit(ies)"
Professor Michael Palmer
Teaching Resource Center, University of Virginia 
April 25
3:30 PM
Roop 208
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April 25: Logic and Reasoning Institute Colloquium:

3:30 p.m.
Institute for Visual Studies, Room 208, Roop Hall

Professor Michael Palmer of the Teaching Resource Center at the University of Virginia presents “Discovering Infinit(ies).” Free.

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April 25: Undergraduate Juried Exhibition:

Join us for the undergraduate juried exhibition opening reception at ArtWorks gallery on April 25th from 5-7pm.  This exhibit runs until April 30th, 2014.

http://sawhillartworks.tumblr.com/

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April 25: Conversation Partner- Restaurant Hops:

Location:  Downtown Harrisonburg

Experience the Downtown restaurants with your conversation partner.  We'll walk from Hoffman Hall to the downtown area, where you and your parnter plus others can select from one of the many restaurants. We'll meet at Klines ice cream for dessert then head back to campus.  Taste the Downtown flavor!

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April 25: THMS Arts Adventures Poetry Slam:

Poetry slam and art exhibition on THMS on 4/25/14Harrisonburg’s Thomas Harrison Middle School students present their “Postcard Poems” to parents and community members at the THMS library. Participants in the THMS Arts Adventures programming, they will have completed two workshops to create the poetry with Furious Flower’s Kyra Bennington, Jasmine Jones, and Logan Hill.

 

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April 26: 2014 JMU Dukette Try-out:

2014 DUKETTES TRY-OUTS 

 

ALL CURRENT AND INCOMING JMU STUDENTS INTERESTED IN JOINING THE JMU DUKETTES DANCE TEAM SHOULD PLAN TO ATTEND THE 2014 AUDITIONS, APRIL 26-27.

Additional information about the event will be posted here - check back for directions, try-out requirements, and an itinerary.  

Questions about the auditions?  Please contact the JMU Dukettes coatch, JULIA URBAN, or the team at jmudanceteam@gmail.com.

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April 26: Wildflower Walk in the Arboretum:

10 a.m.
Begins at the Frances Plecker Education Center, Edith J. Carrier Arboretum

A Virginia Native Plant Society docent guided tour.

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

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April 27: Join us for the FVC and PASO Scholarship COLOR 5k!:

Flyer for Color 5kHosted by The Friends of Valley Charities and JMU's Public Affairs Student Organization, the FVC and PASO Scholarship Color 5k will be held Sunday, April 27, 2014 at 10:00 a.m. on the Festival Lawn at James Madison University. Participants will be doused from head to toe with various colors at each mile marker! All proceeds from the color run will be donated to The Friends of Valley Charities Scholarship, a grant for JMU students who have cancer or are directly affected by cancer. Entry fees are as follows:

Non-Student
$30 until April 2, 2014
$35 until April 25, 2014
$40 until April 27, 2014

Kids (strollers are welcome) & teams of 5 or more
$15 until April 2, 2014
$20 until April 25, 2014
$20 until April 27. 2014

Student
$20 until April 2, 2014
$20 until April 25, 2014
$20 until April 27,2014

*Inspirational Home Stretch signs may be purchased for $30 per sign. These signs feature words of encouragement for participants and are displayed along the final stretch of the 5k. Click here for more information on purchasing an Inspirational Home Stretch sign. Purchase forms must be submitted by April 10, 2014.

To register online, click here. Or for a print copy of the registration form, click here. Make checks payable to Friends of Valley Charities, 4245 Lucy Long Drive, Harrisonburg, VA 22801.

For information on sponsoring the 5k, click here

Register by April 1 and you will receive a free race t-shirt and one free raffle ticket. Additional raffle tickets may be purchased on race day to help raise funds for The Friends of Valley Charities Scholarship.

Race packets will be available for pick up on Friday April 25 from 4:00 to 6:00 p.m. in the lobby of Zane Showker Hall or on race day.

For additional details and race updates, click here.

Support this scholarship by joining us on Sunday, April 27 for the FVC and PASO Scholarship COLOR 5k! 

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April 27: JMU Symphony Honors Concert:

Experience the excitement of the JMU Symphony Honors Concert as the JMU Symphony Orchestra accompanies the winners of the prestigious School of Music Concerto Competition.

For more information and tickets, visit http://www.jmu.edu/forbescenter/events/2014/04/27-jmu-symphony-honors-concert.shtml

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April 28: Dukes in Recovery:

Apr. 28 | 7pm | Festival Conference Room 5

Dukes in Recovery is an anonymous, student-led program that provides a support network for students who are recovering from alcoholism and/or substance addiction.

This support network enables students to come together and discuss how they can support each other through their journey towards sobriety. It provides a non-judgmental, non-critical, and anonymous forum for discussion with JMU students who share the common challenge of staying sober.

Dukes in Recovery is not affiliated with any other addiction treatment programs, and is only for JMU students.

No audio or visual recording, cameras, or transcription of the meetings are permitted.

Please contact the University Health Center's Substance Abuse Prevention office with any questions.

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April 29: George Selgin Presentation: George Selgin of University of Georgia will present "Operation Twist-the-Truth: How the Fed Misrepresents its History and Performance" on Tuesday, April 29, 2014 from 3:30 p.m. to 4:30 p.m. in Zane Showker Hall, room 106.  MORE >


April 29: Family Connection:

Looking for something fun to do this summer? Come volunteer for Family Connection and watch kids ranging from 2 months to 6 years of age while their parents attend parenting classes! Dinner will be provided!

When: Every Tuesday starting April 29th - July 22nd from 5:00pm - 8:45pm

For more information contact Mitzi Wolfe at mkwolfe@sentara.com

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April 29: Clybourne Park:

By Bruce Norris

“Vital, sharp-witted and ferociously smart” (The New York Times), Clybourne Park pits Race against Real Estate in this 2011 Pulitzer Prize and 2012 Tony Award-winning play. Two generations of characters dance around social politics in one house on two afternoons, 50 years apart. Features students from JMU’s School of Theatre and Dance. Contains adult language.

For more information and tickets, visit http://www.jmu.edu/forbescenter/events/2014/04/29-clybourne-park.shtml

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April 30: Arboretum Tour Celebrating Historic Garden Week:

1 p.m.
Begins at the Frances Plecker Education Center, Edith J. Carrier Arboretum

Arboretum Director Jan Sievers Mahon leads a tour focusing on the arboretum’s bulb collection, wildflowers and flowering shrubs and trees.

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

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April 30: MVS: Christopher Phillips:

3:30 p.m.
Grafton-Stovall Theatre

The Office of the President, in conjunction with the Madison Institutes of JMU’s department of Outreach and Engagement, welcomes Christopher Philips; a foremost specialist in the Socratic Method, who reminds us that we ought to ask questions – “not about any chance question,” as Socrates put it in Plato’s Republic, “but about the way one should live.”  Dr. Phillips is the recipient of the Distinguished American Leadership Award and, most recently a Senior Fellow with the Center for Programs in Contemporary Writing at the University of Pennsylvania. Phillips has inaugurated Socrates Cafe, Constitution Café and Spirit of ’76 Café dialogue projects. These groups are not just about good conversation; “It’s grass-roots democracy,” as Phillips told Time magazine. “It’s only in a group setting that people can hash out their ideas about how we should act not just as an individual but as a society.”

Dr. Phillips will serve as the sixth and final speaker in the Madison Vision Series inaugural year.

This event is free and open to the public.

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April 30: Dr. Bill Hawk to speak on ethical reasoning:

"Ethical Reasoning: Beyond Rationalization to Better Decisions"
Professor William Hawk, JMU Department of Philosophy
April 30
3:30 PM
Roop 208
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May 2014

May 1: Professional Development Conference MORE >

May 1: Last day of classes for Spring Semester MORE >

May 1: Vipul Bhatt presents "A Reformation of Normative Economics" MORE >

May 1: Philosophy & Religion May Day Potluck! MORE >

May 1: Conversation Partner- Closing Event MORE >

May 2: Final Exams MORE >

May 2: Final examinations MORE >

May 5: Service Learning Activity Poster Presentations MORE >

May 5: Dukes in Recovery MORE >

May 6: MGT 472 Venture Creation Class Competition MORE >

May 7: Occupational Therapy Poster Presentations MORE >

May 9: Spring Commencement MORE >

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May 9: Lavender Graduation MORE >

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May 20: Cascade Phase 3 Training MORE >

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May 29: Cascade Phase 1 and 2 Combined Training MORE >

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