James Madison University
Harrisonburg, VA 22807
- Home Sweet Home
A "great room" with a Bluestone fireplace and Madison memorabilia display is the focal
point of JMU's Alumni Center, to be built on the east side of Interstate 81. Alumni are taking
a leadership role in supporting the Alumni Center Program Fund.
- In Country Heroics
Don Price trailblazes a new graduate program while satisfying his humanitarian longings
and attacking a worldwide tragedy. This trilingual pioneer studies the health and environmental
implications of clearing landmines from Vietnam's war-torn DMZ. On his last trip, he
even rescued two children injured by an M-79 grenade.
- Epic Proportions
The Pushkin Medal that Elizabeth Neatrour received from Russia might look tiny, but it symbolizes
a sweeping career that only epic authors Pasternak and Dostoevksy could hope to chronicle. Neatrour
has devoted 40 years to Russiun studies.
- Stereotypically Stuck
Generation X'ers are selfish. Senior citizens just take up space. And neither generation will budge
form those stereotypes. Not so, says Aging and Family Studies Head Cecil Bradfield, and he's proven it.
His Intergenerational Internet Project has traditional students and older students learning
about one another and sharing perspectives on the world they share.
- Pure Glee
The mother of JMU's choral groups, the Glee Club stretches back to 1909. In its heydey under
Edna Trout Shaeffer, members serenaded audiences throughout Virginia and the East Coast.
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