James Madison University
Harrisonburg, VA 22807
- President Rose
After a five-month, nationwide search, Linwood H. Rose becomes only the fifth president in JMU's 90-year
history. The board of visitors made the announcement on Sept. 9 and predicted a smooth transition for JMU
and the new president, who has 23 years of experience in higher education at JMU.
- House Special
Hospitality major Sarah Pleacher wins a national award from the industry's most prestigious organization,
the American Hotel Foundation.
- Wag the Dog
First there was Rin Tin Tin, then Lassie and finally Duke Dog. Since he bounded onto the scene 26 years
ago to become a friend to JMU fans everywhere, Duke Dog has evolved from a majestic English bulldog to an
award-winning wild and fuzzy mascot.
- Chatter Power
The students of Madison Connection take to the phones during the school year to keep in touch with
alumni and parents and raise funds for JMU.
- First Ladies
Following in the footsteps of America's first First Lady Dolley Madison, the wives of JMU's presidents
have each imbued the university with her special touch at a unique time in its history.
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