James Madison University
Harrisonburg, VA 22807
- Literature In Flower
Jacqueline Brice-Finch awakens her classrooms with the voices and visions of Caribbean
women, whose stories stem from the cultural crossroads of Old World and New and the
center of the Americas. The professor helps their literature flower in MaComere,
a new journal for scholars around the world.
- A Separate Peace
Divorced parents have served on JMU's Parents Council before, as single parents. But Bob
and Beth Downs serve together - as a couple - for the good of their son and the
- Beat the Clock
In one massive display of professional event production, Media Arts and Design
students and alumni chronicle 24 hours of campus life in the 30-minute documentary,
One Day, One University.
- Lactose Intolerant
After graduation, John Rothenberger ('88) could have taken the easy road and
joined his family's dairy operation. Instead, he plunged into the information technology
market. Last fall Inc. magazine ranked his company No. 334 in its top 500 list
of the nation's fastest-growing companies, and Virginia Business ranted it
fourth among its "Fantastic 50."
- No Laughing Matter
Mark Warner's not kidding, but he can chuckle over the irony: His new how-to on
being a happy and confident human being is one of the well-known Idiot's Guide series.
- A Strictly High-Grade School
Teacher education scenes from the 1950s and '60s show JMU teachers practicing the
teaching skills they'll take into Virginia public schools upon graduation. Between 1943
and 1958, Madison had supplied 2,636 teachers, more than any other college in the state.
Originally, Harrisonburg's South Main Street Public School provided the proving ground
for JMU's future teachers. They soon branched out into Rockingham County's rural
one-room schools. In 1958 JMU opened Anthony-Seeger Campus School for student teachers
to gain classroom experience. Today, JMU places more than 600 students a year in 17
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