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April 2014

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


April 23: ETMC Technology Drop-In Day for Faculty & Staff:

We will be having another Technology Drop-In day on April 23 from noon to 5 p.m. Come to room 7255 (small conference room near ETMC) and we will be there to respond to your questions as well as demonstrate the below items:

  • We have configured two conference rooms (7255 and 3160) to allow for easy Skype video conferencing activities. One is Mac friendly and the other Windows.
  • Want to stream iOS devices wireless to a large monitor? Room 7255 has this capability. Bring your iPad or iPhone and test this out (sorry only Apple devices currently).
  • We have configured a live chat for technology support in the COE. Sitting at your computer and you have a technology question? – visit this page and begin a live technology chat session with Matt. We envision that this summer when we are not in Memorial Hall this tool will be a helpful addition to supporting you with technology concerns. However this functionality is live NOW – so feel free to try this.
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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 23: Fulbright Scholarship Information Session:

Location: Hillcrest Conference Room

Join Melinda Adams, JMU Fulbright Program Advisor, and three JMU Fulbright applicants to learn more about Fulbright scholarships. Fulbright scholarships provide full support to study, research, and/or teach English abroad.

For information on Fulbright scholarships, see http://us.fulbrightonline.org.

Participants incude:
Sarah Cochran, Fulbright English Teaching Assistant (ETA) applicant to France
Gabriela Fleury, Fulbright full grant applicant to Kenya
Kaliko Kellett-Forsyth, Fulbright ETA applicant to Argentina

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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: Jean Cash Lecture Series Speaker John Harrell:

4-5 p.m.
Room 400, Taylor Hall

John Harrell from the American Shakespeare Center presents "The Analog Humanities."

Sponsored by Sigma Tau Delta and the English department.

For information, email Dr. Marina Favila at favilamc@jmu.edu. Free.

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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: Virginia Biotechnology Open House: 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: Geology and Environmental Science Student Research Symposium:

8:30 a.m.-5 p.m.
Room 7370, Memorial Hall

The annual symposium features presentations from 35 students.

The complete symposium schedule is available at http://www.jmu.edu/_images/news/2014/2014-Geology-Symposium-Schedule.pdf.

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April 25: 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 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: Honors Symposium:

The JMU Honors Symposium provides a forum for Honors students to share their work with the public. Graduating students will present posters on their Senior Honors Projects. Oral presentations will highlight the work of students in the year-long Areas of Emphasis program.

The symposium is open to all students, faculty, alumni, and friends of the university. All are welcome.


Presentations
ISAT 136

2:00-2:15: "Kijiji: A Leadership Practicum"
Stephanie Lessard

2:15-2:40: "JMURJ: JMU's Undergraduate Research Journal"
Zach Buchin, Stephanie Chung, Jackie Jessop, Nathan Saxman, and Alexa Senio 

2:40-3:10: Research Presentations
Jonathan Hurst, "Nutritional Supplementation for Endurance Athletes"
Brendon Perry 

3:10-3:40: "How the Leadership Area of Emphasis led to the Development of the Student Honors Advisory Council (SHAC)"
Brandon Carter, Austin Ford, Dakota Gagliardi, and Jessica Hunt 

3:40-4:00: "Global Neighbors: Action Shots of Education and Service"
Chelsea Wilkins, Victoria Price, Lizzy Powell, Taylor Schuler, and Sarah Van Leeuwen

4:00-4:25: "True Collaboration: Increasing Office Partnerships to Improve Student Involvement"
Kate Athearn, Erica Blum, Lindsey Davis, Caroline Hall, Danielle Maier, Jaimie Mulligan, and Nicole Wittkopp 

4:25-4:40:  "Lessons Learned from the Dominican Republic"
Claire Elverum, Christina Nesi, Rylie Power, and Elizabeth Williams 

4:40-4:55: "One Island, Two Countries: Haitians Living in the Dominican Republic"
Haley Leopold, Kylie Skorupa, Sarah Waddle, and Lindsay Wright 

4:55-5:15: "JMU Volunteerism Recommendations"
Cyrus Vokshoor, Nikolle Holland, Kelsey Lineburg, Kylie Stoup, and Emily Winter 

ISAT 150

Panel #1: 2:30-3:00

Cara Buchanan, "Women in Terrorism: Exploring the Motivations of Women Joining Terrorist Organizations"

Kelsey Ruane, "I’m not Just a Statistic: A Qualitative Analysis of Survivors of Sexual Assault"

Sarah Stack, "The Effect of Being Incarcerated for a Felony Charge on a Virginia Inmate’s Ability to Vote and Be Successful After Released from Prison with a Focus on the City of Harrisonburg"

Panel #2: 3:00-3:30

Joe Wilson, "Black Banner & White Nights: The Travel Account of Ibn Fadlan, 921-922 CE"

Gabriela Fleury, "Lion and Livestock Conflict in the Amboseli Region of Kenya"

Brad Rogers, "Hofmeister Anion Effects on Thermodynamics of Caffeine Partition between Aqueous and Cyclohexane Phases"

Panel #3: 3:30-4:00

Tate Burkholder, "Role of novel RTX-like proteins in Bordetella avium virulence"

Carly Starke, "An Approach to Bordetella avium as a Universal Poultry Live Vaccine Platform for the Expression of Foreign Antigens"

Michael Rudloff, "Structural and Functional Analysis of Disease Causing Mutations in the M10 Domain of Titin"

Panel #4: 4:00-4:30

Catherine Antosh, "The Irgun and the PLO: The Role of Terrorism in the Israeli-Palestinian Conflict”

Emma Martin, "Palestine and Hezbollah”

Ken Trumpoldt, "Martyrdom: A Different Perspective"

Panel #5: 4:30-5:00

Alan Tate, "Canine Clinical Study for Tear Lacritin as a Treatment for Dry Eye"

Josh Temple, "Difference FTIR studies on the effects of buffers on nucleotide binding to RecA"


Poster Session
2:00-5:00, ISAT Hallway

Joe Balsamo, “Exploring Multimodal Inputs to the Developing Auditory Midbrain”

Lindsay Bruno, “A Study into the Diagnosis of Obesity in Infants Less than Two Years Old in the State of Virginia”

Tracy Caldwell, “Structural Analysis of the Ig59 Domain of Obscurin”

Allie Casto, “A ‘Complex’ Analysis: Identification of Symbiosis Genes Using Gel Shift”

Chris Chrzan, “Dependence of the Nociceptive Withdrawal Response in the Rat Hindlimb on Stimulus Location and Initial Hindlimb Position”

Kayla Eppard, “Studying the Effects of Physical Activity on the On-task and Off-task Behaviors of an Elementary School Student with ADHD”

Morgan Hedden, “Seebeck and Electrical Conductivity Measurements of Manganese (IV) Oxide Particles as a Function of Electrical Resistance and Packing Density”

Breanna Lee,

Zachary Ochoa, “Bric And The Road To Superpowerdom”

Michael Partin, “Isolation of Methicillin-Resistant Staphylococcus (MRCoNS) from a Manure-Contaminated Stream in the Shenandoah Valley of Virginia”

Erica Searfoss, “Heart Rate Variability in Habitual College-aged Snorers”

Elizabeth Smith, “An Examination of the Relationship between Mindset, Attitudes Toward Affirmative Action, and Perceptions of Diversity Increasing Initiatives”

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April 25: 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 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: Morrison-Bruce Center's ColorBlast 5K:

7:30-9 a.m. check-in
9 a.m. races start at Festival Conference and Student Center Lawn

Whether you choose to run or walk the 5K course located on JMU’s campus is completely up to you. Colored powder will be thrown on participants at every kilometer of the course, and then blasted on everyone at the finish line.

After you finish, you are invited to stay around to play tailgating games such as corn hole or Frisbee until the ColorBlast Raffle starts.

When you check in the morning of the run, you will be entered for a chance to win gift cards to your favorite restaurants and other prizes. You will also receive a T-shirt upon registration.

We will kick off the morning at 9 a.m. with our Daisy Dash, 1/2-mile run, for children under 12 years old. These participants will also get to take part in the color fun.

The ColorBlast 5K will then start at 9:30 a.m., with waves of runners, joggers and walkers so you can pick your pace and get the most color possible.

Sponsored by the Morrison-Bruce Center for the Promotion of Physical Activity for Girls and Women.

For more information, including registration fees, check http://www.jmu.edu/mbc/colorblast.html.

Open to JMU students, faculty, staff and the public.

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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: 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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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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Current Month

May 2014

May 1: Professional Development Conference MORE >

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

May 1: Graduate Community Picnic 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 >

May 9: Graduate Commencement Ceremony MORE >

May 9: Lavender Graduation MORE >

May 9: Graduate Commencement MORE >

May 9: Graduate Commencement Ceremony MORE >

May 9: Graduate Commencement May 2014 MORE >

May 9: EFEX Graduate Reception MORE >

May 9: Undergraduate Commencement Ceremony MORE >

May 9: University Ceremony MORE >

May 9: University Commencement Ceremony MORE >

May 10: College of Education and University Studies Commencement Ceremonies MORE >

May 10: College of Integrated Science and Engineering Commencement Ceremony MORE >

May 10: College of Visual and Performing Arts Commencement MORE >

May 10: College of Education and University Studies Commencement Ceremony MORE >

May 10: College of Business Commencement Ceremony MORE >

May 10: Undergraduate College Commencement Ceremonies MORE >

May 10: College of Health and Behavioral Studies Commencement Ceremony MORE >

May 10: College of Science and Math Commencement Ceremony MORE >

May 10: College of Visual and Performing Arts Commencement Ceremony MORE >

May 10: College Commencement Ceremonies MORE >

May 10: JMU ROTC Spring Commissioning Ceremony MORE >

May 10: Mother's Day Carriage Rides MORE >

May 10: Undergraduate College Commencement Ceremonies MORE >

May 20: Cascade Phase 3 Training MORE >

May 20: Cascade Phase 3 Training MORE >

May 26: Memorial Day MORE >

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

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

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