Montpelier Spring 2003
Within a few years, James Madison University students will be able to learn and perform in a splendid new facility for our theater and dance programs. Although funded in large part by a bond issue, private funding will be needed.
Ed Estes' gift of $2.5 million, the largest in university history, sustains a JMU family heritage and will help build the future Dorothy Thomasson Estes Center for Theatre and Dance.
JMU celebrates the fourth president's birthday with the James Madison Day convocation and an intercollegiate student debate on civil rights and the Patriot Act.
According to James Madison, success began with Donald Robertson, the 18th-century teacher and schoolmaster in Colonial Virginia, by history professor Dorothy A. Boyd-Rush.
Sound artist Richard Chartier ('93) studies the interstices of silence, yet his minimalist aesthetic is creating some noise - at the Whitney Museum of American Art and around the world.
It's three-fourths of our planet and two-thirds of our bodies. But while water is ubiquitous, it's not everywhere. JMU scientists investigate the impact humans have on that amorphous compound.
Batman has Robin. Butch has Sundance. Bugs has Daffy. Houston's giant Rocket, Yao Ming, has interpreter Colin Pine ('96), who's acquired a celebrity status all his own.
World War II RAF pilot, English professor and Winston Churchill Finest Hour Award recipient Geoffrey Morley-Mower returns his squad leader's WWII diary to the author's family.
Letters, Professors You Love, research with solar panels, wrestling and running with the bulls, faculty books and a high-tech classroom comes into its own.
Bluestone Journal: pre-NCAA basketball, JMUWorks: Salem's music teachers, D.C. job fair, and intriguing alumni in publishing, in the air and dancing - oh, and fleece feet, too.