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Montpelier - Summer 1999

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  • 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 university.

  • 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 school systems.

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