Winter 2001 Issue Now Online!
A Heart of
[Purple and] Gold
A $500,000 gift from Ralph and Inez
Roop ('35) establishes an English professorship, bolsters three scholarships
and adds to a lifetime of giving -- both in dollars and participation
in the JMU community.
Two couples have taken the South
by its palate. Diners are flocking to Bruce and Susan Molzan's successful
chain of Ruggles restaurants in Houston and to Joe and Dottie Ryan's
South End Brewery and Smokehouse restaurants in the Carolinas.
Trey Ellet ('92) knows what it means
to make the rent. He's been living in New York City, where the price
is high, but where his prize is the lead role in Broadway's Rent.
Montpelier's five-part series
on James Madison concludes as the retired president and last remaining
founding father compiles his notes on the Constitutional Convention
and dispenses sage advice to younger generations and distinguished visitors.
Grade -- Since 1908
Amid a national debate over the
woes of public schools and teacher testing, the report card for education
is actually improving. Since 1908, roughly 20 percent of JMU's graduates
have been teachers, and today they count among the best in the nation.
As America faces the longest teacher
shortage in history, JMU remains committed to producing the best teachers
ever, says President Linwood H. Rose. But to keep them, society must
respect and reward teachers for inspiring young minds and preparing
our next generations.
Former art department head Crystal
Theodore has spent a lifetime making the hard choices and mastering