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 Montpelier Magazine


National champions!

No name to No. 1: The JMU Dukes set a road-game playoff record on their way to the 2004 NCAA Division I-AA National Championship. Read all about it.

Furious Flower Poetry Conference
The luminaries of African-American poetry gather at JMU and bring to life the black poetic tradition -- from the first-known slave narratives of the 1700s to the Harlem Renaissance of the 1930s to the Black Arts Movement of the 1960s, right up to the present.

Campus expands -- again
JMU is still growing. This time, if the Virginia General Assembly approves, the adjacent Rockingham Memorial Hospital will become part of campus.

Some enchanted evening
Black tie Homecoming Gala celebrates Madison involvement with awards presentations to four special alumni and faculty and staff members.

Professors You Love
Senior Tiffany Gricher ('05) waxes eloquent about the impact business professor Steve Welpott has had on her life.

A principal leader
Alumna Nancy Davenport ('71) mentors students, teachers and fellow principals alike from her elementary school in
Virginia Beach.

Further Pursuits
News briefs: A master's in nursing, campus speakers, Duke Dog, and award-winning professors, students and programs.

Madison Spirit
The NFL's most ardent fan, Homecoming by Angie Krum Drakulich ('98), Ms. Wheelchair Virginia, a Dean legacy, JMUWorks, a professional alumni network and highlights of alumni.