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January 2013


January 11 - Flashpoint School Violence

3:30-5 p.m.
3rd Floor Flex Space, Rose Library

In memory of those who perished and in honor of those who survived the Sandy Hook Elementary School tragedy, this Flashpoint aims to examine the difficulty of peace building in the aftermath of school violence and to examine preventative approaches in play to deter future violent incidents in our schools. Panelists are Doug Alderfer, assistant superintendent of Rockingham County Public Schools; Joshua Bacon, director of judicial affairs at JMU; Edward Brantmeier, assistant director of the Center for Faculty Innovation and assistant professor of learning, technology and leadership education at JMU; Scott Kizner, superintendent of Harrisonburg Public Schools; Anne Stewart, professor of graduate psychology at JMU; and moderator Carol Hurney, executive director of the Center for Faculty Innovation and professor of biology at JMU.

Sponsored by the Center for Faculty Innovation at JMU; for information, check http://www.jmu.edu/cfi/programs/flashpoint/2012-13/schoolviolence.html; free.



January 12 - John C. Wells Planetarium Shows

2:30 p.m. ("Molecularium") and 3:30 and 4:30 p.m. ("Wonders of the Universe")
Miller Hall

The planetarium offers shows for the public, with seating beginning 10 minutes before show time on a first-come, first-seated basis; the first show is geared toward families with young children while the second and third shows appeal to older children and adults; each show is followed by a 25-minute "star talk" that provides visitors with updates about the night sky, including constellations, planets and any comets that might be visible; for more information, including program descriptions, check http://www.jmu.edu/planetarium/index.shtml; free.



January 12 - West Virginia Dance Company

8 p.m.
Mainstage Theatre, Forbes Center for the Performing Arts

West Virginia Dance Company consists of highly trained, professional dancers whose repertoire includes works influenced by West Virginia's rich cultural heritage. The program features an imaginative presentation of community life in Appalachia set to the unforgettable country music of Patty Loveless. The New York Times says this American masterpiece, created with soulful choreography by Doug Varone, is "filled with surprises." For tickets, check http://www.jmu.edu/jmuarts/events/011213_wvdc.shtml or call (540) 568-7000.



January 13 - Prism Gallery Exhibition

Jan. 13-March 31
Open during normal building hours, Lower Level, Festival Conference and Student Center

“Hungry Planet: What will the world eat?” a sustainability exhibit. For information, visit http://www.jmu.edu/stewardship; free.



January 13 - Really Inventive Stuff Starring Michael Boudewyns

2 and 6 p.m.
Mainstage Theatre, Forbes Center for the Performing Arts

Really Inventive Stuff actor Michael Boudewyns is a master of "ready-to-go theatrical presentations that keep the music in the spotlight." He has performed with major national and international orchestras, delighting audiences of all ages with his whimsical performances including Prokofiev's "Peter and the Wolf" and Mozart's "Toy Symphony." Features the Montpelier Wind Quintet with Beth Chandler, flute, Michele Kirkdorffer, oboe, Janice L. Minor, clarinet, Susan N. Barber, bassoon, and Ian Zook (horn). (Performance time: 1 hour without an intermission). For tickets, check http://www.jmu.edu/jmuarts/events/011313_really_inventive_stuff.shtml or call (540) 568-7000.



January 13 - Roberto Diaz Performance
2 p.m.

Recital Hall, Forbes Center for the Performing Arts

A violist of international reputation, Roberto Diaz is president and CEO of the Curtis Institute of Music. As former principal violist of the Philadelphia Orchestra, Diaz has appeared as an orchestral soloist and recitalist in major cities around the globe and has worked with many of the leading conductors of our time. For tickets, check http://www.jmu.edu/jmuarts/events/011313_roberto.shtml or call (540) 568-7000.




January 13 - Really Inventive Stuff Starring Michael Boudewyns

2 and 6 p.m.
Mainstage Theatre, Forbes Center for the Performing Arts

Really Inventive Stuff actor Michael Boudewyns is a master of "ready-to-go theatrical presentations that keep the music in the spotlight." He has performed with major national and international orchestras, delighting audiences of all ages with his whimsical performances including Prokofiev's "Peter and the Wolf" and Mozart's "Toy Symphony." Features the Montpelier Wind Quintet with Beth Chandler, flute, Michele Kirkdorffer, oboe, Janice L. Minor, clarinet, Susan N. Barber, bassoon, and Ian Zook (horn). (Performance time: 1 hour without an intermission). For tickets, check http://www.jmu.edu/jmuarts/events/011313_really_inventive_stuff.shtml or call (540) 568-7000.



January 14 - New Image Gallery Exhibition

Jan. 14-March 9

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

"Line of Sight: Views from The Age of Surveillance" by Phil Nesmith; for information, check http://www.jmu.edu/art; free.



January 14 - Sawhill Gallery Exhibition

10 a.m-5 p.m. Monday-Friday and by appointment
fourth floor, Warren Hall

The Sawhill Gallery will display the new work of JMU’s School of Art, Design and Art History faculty, representing the school’s media areas from illustration to painting to fiber-based sculptural installation. For information, call (540) 568-6407; free.



January 14 - School of Art, Design and Art History Gallery Crawl

5-8 p.m.
artWorks Gallery and New Image Gallery (131 Grace St.) and Sawhill Gallery (fourth floor, Warren Hall)

artWorks Gallery presents an exhibition of JMU student artwork ranging from painting to photography and video to sculpture highlighting the works of MFA students Jennifer Creef, Patricia Drummond, Nolan Fedorow, Evan Fitzgerald, Jennifer Tremblay, Jade Webber and Katie Zickefoose. The New Image Gallery will show the images of photographer Phil Nesmith, “Line of Sight: Views from The Age of Surveillance” from 5 to 7 p.m. The Sawhill Gallery will display the work of the SADAH faculty from 6 to 8 p.m.

There will be a free bus transporting guests between the artWorks and New Image galleries on a 10-minute schedule beginning at 5:30 p.m. and running through 8:30 p.m.

Gallery visitors may park for free in Lots C6 and C14 for the artWorks and New Image receptions and the Grace Street Parking Deck for the Sawhill reception. Free.



January 14 - School of Art, Design and Art History Gallery Crawl

5-8 p.m.
artWorks Gallery and New Image Gallery (131 Grace St.) and Sawhill Gallery (fourth floor, Warren Hall)

artworks Gallery presents an exhibition of JMU student artwork and the New Image Gallery will show the images of photographer Phil Nesmith, “Line of Sight: Views from The Age of Surveillance” from 5 to 7 p.m. The Sawhill Gallery will display the work of the SADAH faculty from 6 to 8 p.m. There will be a free bus transporting guests between the artWorks and New Image galleries on a 10-minute schedule beginning at 5:30 p.m. and running through 8:30 p.m. Gallery visitors may park for free in Lots C6 and C14 for the artworks and New Image receptions and the Grace Street Parking Deck for the Sawhill reception. For information, visit http://www.jmu.edu/artandhistory; free.



January 17 - Martin Luther King Jr. Celebration Week March and Speak Out

4-6 p.m.
Meet at the James Madison statue near Varner House, end in Transitions, Warren Hall

This year's theme is "His Courage Will Not Skip This Generation."
Sponsored by the Center for Multicultural Student Services; for information, check http://www.jmu.edu/multicultural or call (540) 568-6636; free.



January 19 - John C. Wells Planetarium Shows

2:30 p.m. ("Molecularium") and 3:30 and 4:30 p.m. ("Wonders of the Universe")
Miller Hall

The planetarium offers shows for the public, with seating beginning 10 minutes before show time on a first-come, first-seated basis; the first show is geared toward families with young children while the second and third shows appeal to older children and adults; each show is followed by a 25-minute "star talk" that provides visitors with updates about the night sky, including constellations, planets and any comets that might be visible; for more information, including program descriptions, check http://www.jmu.edu/planetarium/index.shtml; free.



January 21 - Martin Luther King Jr. Day

Martin Luther King Jr. Day.

University closed.



January 21 - Martin Luther King Jr. Celebration Week Speaker

7-9 p.m.
Wilson Hall Auditorium

Dr. Marc Lamont Hill, hip-hop intellectual, mentor, television show host, associate professor at Columbia University and the founding board member of a nonprofit organization geared toward youth, speaks at the annual observance.

This year's theme is "His Courage Will Not Skip This Generation."

Sponsored by the Center for Multicultural Student Services; for information, check http://www.jmu.edu/multicultural or call (540) 568-6636; free.



January 22 - Fred Hersch Performance

8 p.m.
Recital Hall, Forbes Center for the Performing Arts

Dubbed by Vanity Fair magazine as "...the most arrestingly innovative pianist over the last decade or so," Fred Hersch is a multiple Grammy nominee with more than three-dozen recordings. Hersch was awarded Jazz Pianist of the Year 2011 by the Jazz Journalists Association. For tickets, check http://www.jmu.edu/jmuarts/ or call (540) 568-7000.



January 23 - Why Madison? Presidential Listening Tour Event, Virginia Beach

6-8 p.m.
Sandler Center for the Performing Arts

As James Madison University embarks on a new era, the JMU Alumni Association and the Duke Club invite you to offer President Jonathan Alger your thoughts on why Madison matters to you.

Registration required. Reply to Jessica Cutrufello, (540) 568-7787 or universityevents@jmu.edu.

Business attire.

More information about the Why Madison Listening Tour: http://www.jmu.edu/whymadison.



January 25 - Mike Rayburn Performance

8 p.m.
Concert Hall, Forbes Center for the Performing Arts

JMU alumnus Mike Rayburn, dubbed "The World's Funniest Guitar Virtuoso," is a world-class musician, stand-up comedian and one of the most innovative entertainers you will ever experience. A regular performer at New York's Carnegie Hall, Rayburn draws from a wealth of life experiences as an adventurer, business owner, comedian, guitarist, author, philanthropist, husband and father to deliver a hilarious, motivational and musically magnificent message. For tickets, check http://www.jmu.edu/jmuarts/ or call (540) 568-7000.



January 26 - John C. Wells Planetarium Shows

2:30 p.m. ("Molecularium") and 3:30 and 4:30 p.m. ("Wonders of the Universe"), Miller Hall: The planetarium offers shows for the public, with seating beginning 10 minutes before show time on a first-come, first-seated basis; the first show is geared toward families with young children while the second and third shows appeal to older children and adults; each show is followed by a 25-minute "star talk" that provides visitors with updates about the night sky, including constellations, planets and any comets that might be visible; for more information, including program descriptions, check http://www.jmu.edu/planetarium/index.shtml; free.



January 28 - JMU Percussion Ensemble

8 p.m.
Concert Hall, Forbes Center for the Performing Arts

For tickets, check http://www.jmu.edu/jmuarts/ or call (540) 568-7000.



January 29 - "Bully" Documentary Film Showing

6:30 p.m.
Memorial Hall Auditorium

The film, which recently advanced in voting for nominations in the current Oscar competition, focuses on bullying in U.S. schools; a panel discussion follows the screening; sponsored by the College of Education with support from many university and community partners; free.


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