Jul 31: Harrisonburg Turks Game, 7:30 PM to 10:00 PM - Veteran Memorial Baseball Stadium (Eagle Field)
Aug 11: Women's Soccer vs. Wake Forest, 7:00 PM to 9:00 PM - U Park Stadium: Come watch the Women's Soccer Dukes in thier first exhibition of the season, then the fall season kicks off with the Fairfield Inn by Marriott JMU Invitational on Friday, August 19 and Sunday, August 21.
Aug 13: Meet the Dukes, 6:00 PM to 8:00 PM - Bridgeforth Turf
Aug 14: Women's Soccer vs. Longwood, 7:00 PM to 9:00 PM - U Park Stadium
Aug 19: VCU vs. Northwestern, 2:30 PM to 4:30 PM - U Park Stadium
Aug 19: Women's Soccer vs. Arkansas, 7:00 PM to 9:00 PM - U Park Stadium
Aug 21: VCU vs. Arkansas , 11:30 AM to 1:30 PM - U Park Stadium
Aug 21: Women's Soccer vs. Northwestern, 2:00 PM to 4:00 PM - U Park Stadium
Aug 22: International Student Orientation, 8:00 AM to 11:00 PM - Madison Union TDU
Aug 22: Mengjiao Wang Art Exhibition - Closing, 8:00 AM to 9:30 PM - Duke Hall 2027: Exhibit dates: May 5 - August 22, 2016I was born and raised in China, Beijing. I moved to the United States when I was nineteen. After I began my journey at school in the United States, I feel homesick everyday and I realize that how important my family is, so many of my works are showing the love for my family. After 2 years since I moved to america, i received the news that my grandfather was passed away. He used to take me to his studio, and strongly influenced my opinions of art. The bond felt some kind lost. There are a lot of emotions stuck in my mind. I really want to go back to China and be with my family forever. I believe you can actually hear my voice from some of my art works. I think art is a magic. I still remember when I was little, my grandfather took me to a ceramics studio, I could make a perfect mug without taking any ceramics class. I enjoyed it and I just played when I was free. Ten years later, I am here to study art and take ceramics class with my early childhood memory. I could not make a good mug on the wheel when I started taking the ceramics class here at JMU. I was so disappointed and wanted to give up on ceramics, the only thing that kept me doing ceramics is my belongings attached to ceramic. Finally a miracle came out somehow-- my piece "Come Back" turned out successfully. My art220 professor asked me to take ceramics as my concentration and she told me that I really have talent on ceramics. That is how every thing changed since then. Art is a magic, it brought me back to my early childhood, let me believe fate and also art reminded me of my grandfather, who loved me very much and introduce me in to the art world, but left me forever. I can not pay his love back anymore. I believe that my grandfather would be very happy for me if he could see I am doing art. Art is very important for me not only I really love it, but also art is a part of my life.