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Madison: the magazine of James Madison University

Madison, the tablet edition, is the 2015-16 Grand Award winner for Electronic and Digital Media, presented by the Council for Advancement and Support of Education Southeast District III.

Madison readers have access to the magazine in both print and digital editions. The print edition of Madison publishes three times a year, and digital editions of the magazine are available in the months in between!

In the May 2016 digital issue:

Readers can continue to read full print editions of Madison on the web and selected stories from our digital and print editions will be featured online in “Editor’s picks.”

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Editor's picks

Read selected stories from recent editions online. For digital edition stories, you can also download the Madison app to access the digital editions on your tablet and get the full interactive experience.

Photo of model simulation profilesModeling the world

Approximately 60 JMU students are learning the arts of diplomacy, debate and compromise in five model international simulations. [May 2016 - digital]
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Lucy Simms exhibitLocal history comes to life

Students and Harrisonburg community members come together to create an exhibit honoring an iconic African-American educator. [May 2016 - digital]
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Photo of Copperman with Dierks BentleyNashville connection

A bevy of Dukes are staking their claim in Music City and enjoying rewarding careers on the stage and in the studio. [May 2016 - digital]
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Photo of Jeff TickleSupport for engineering

When Jeff Tickle ('90) heard about JMU's innovative approach to engineering, he wanted to be a partner in its success. [May 2016 - digital]
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Photo of SGA members at CapitolMaking their voices heard

SGA members traveled to the state Capitol in Richmond in February to lobby legislators on issues of importance to the student body. [May 2016 - digital]
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Photo of archaeology professor Dennis Blanton and studentRedrawing Soto's map?

JMU archaeologist Dennis Blanton and his students are interpreting clues that challenge what we know about the path of Spanish explorer Hernando de Soto. [Spring/Summer 2016 - print]
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Photo of JMU Drone ProjectThe challenge of drones

An innovative interdisciplinary class takes problem-solving to new heights. [Spring/Summer 2016 - print]
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Photo of Athletics Integrated ModelPerformance and health

JMU's new Integrated Health and Sports Performance Model maximizes performance and wellness of student-athletes. [Spring/Summer 2016 - print]
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Photo of Art InnovationThe art of finding the best solution

Creative solutions to problems benefit from the power of a multidisciplinary approach that includes the arts. [Spring/Summer 2016 - print]
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Photo of motivationMotivating middle schoolers

JMU researchers team up with local teachers to elicit their students' best efforts. [Spring/Summer 2016 - print]
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Photo of engineering studentA visionary $2.5M investment

Jeff Tickle's gift to the College of Integrated Science and Engineering supports JMU's efforts to produce engineers focused on problem-solving. [Spring/Summer 2016 - print]
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Photo of Joe ShowkerThe good, the bad, and the downright dangerous

Joe Showker's ('79) foresight in computer literacy and Internet safety became a clarion call for digital ethics. [Spring/Summer 2016 - print]
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Photo of Kara McGuirk-AllisonOn her 'A' game

"By the age of 28, I had my dream job," says Kara McGuirk-Allison ('95), "and it would never have happened without the connections and foundation I received from JMU." [Spring/Summer 2016 - print]
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Photo of wearable air sensorsBreathing easier

Wearable sensors being developed by JMU students would collect air-quality data at various locations and times for use by both individuals and communities. [March 2016 - digital]
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Photo of Arthur and Shonda Moats and their familyThere's more to Moats

Moats, a 2013 NFL Walter Payton Man of the Year Award nominee with the Buffalo Bills, is known for his generosity and community involvement. [February 2016 - digital]
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Photo of Valley ScholarsIf you could change one thing...

JMU’s Valley Scholars get immersed in a Shark Tank-style simulation in civic engagement. [February 2016 - digital]
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Photo of G.J. and Heather Hart with President Jon AlgerThe heart of the Harts

Give back and make the world a better place—that's the philosophy of G.J. ('84) and Heather Hart [Winter 2016 - print]
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Photo of Hiroshima Peace Memorial CeremonyThe promise of peace

Can we build international peace? This report highlights how partnerships and friendships may be the key [Winter 2016 - print]
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Photo of ICAD forumA return to civility

While public dialogue on important issues degenerates into shouting matches, this JMU institute pursues constructive dialogue [Winter 2016 - print]
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Photo of JMU's Washington CenterHanging our shingle in D.C.

Building on the success of the Washington Semester, JMU expands its presence in the nation's capital [Winter 2016 - print]
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