August 5 - Virginia Software Summit
The 2013 Virginia Software Summit will take place on August 5, 2013 at James Madison University in Harrisonburg, Virginia. The program is tentatively scheduled to run from 8 a.m. to 3 p.m. More information, including registration, will be available soon. In the meantime, please save the date.
About the Summit: The Virginia Software Summit brings together higher ed and our software vendor partners to discuss innovative, improved and more cost effective ways to provision software for faculty, researchers, staff and students. From licensing negotiation to tracking and reporting software use, managing software is complex. The emergence of cloud computing and continued economic pressure adds complexity to an already challenging software management environment for platform vendors, application vendors and higher education software consumers.
See the Virginia Software Summit site for information on past events: http://virginiasoftwaresummit.org
August 5 - Ninth Annual Children's Poetry Camp
9 a.m.-2 p.m. Monday-Friday
The theme of this year's camp, for rising third to rising eighth graders, is "Words In Motion." The goal of the poetry camp is to inspire children to explore all the ways they can be creative with words.
The cost of the camp is $75 for the week and includes lunch and a snack each day. Scholarships are available.
Registration begins April 8 at http://www.jmu.edu/furiousflower.
Sponsored by the Furious Flower Poetry Center.
August 13 - Storytime in the Understory
Edith J. Carrier Arboretum
Children will develop an understanding of the importance of nature from children’s literature selections. Bring a picnic blanket or lawn chairs and a brown-bag picnic lunch for after storytime. For more information, check http://www.jmu.edu/arboretum.