JMU Offers Condolences to NIU

From: Public Affairs

February 15, 2008

HARRISONBURG - The James Madison University community extends its condolences to those at Northern Illinois University in light of yesterday's shootings. JMU holds Northern Illinois in its thoughts as NIU begins to mourn its enormous loss.

In the wake of this recent tragedy, support services are available to members of the JMU community that have been touched by these events. The Counseling and Student Development Center, located in Varner House, will have counselors available for walk-in meetings. Should a need for these services arise after 5:00 p.m., on-call counselors will also be available for consultation and support at 568-6913 and

At this time, JMU officials feel the campus is a safe environment. Please be assured, if anything changes, the JMU Police and officials will take appropriate action.

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