• default image Artistic venture provides glimpse of Alaskan landscape
    Adventurers Gary Freeburg and George Johnson explore unique Alaskan terrain to capture images of harsh beauty
  • default image Summer in Scotland: Culture, castles, kilts and classes
    Scotland is home to medieval castles, kilts, the Loch Ness Monster - and JMU's first study-abroad program focused on earning general education credits
  • default image Zipcar is coming to JMU
    Faculty, staff and students at JMU can now have wheels with no strings attached.
  • default image 'Double Fulbrighter' to teach in Korea
    Two-time Fulbright Award winner prepares to return to South Korea
  • default image Recipe for better fuel mileage to be presented at research review
    Wouldn't it be nice to be able to mix water with gasoline to save some money at the pump?
  • default image A Rotary scholar and humanitarian goes abroad
    News of receiving $27,000 from the Skelton Endowed Ambassadorial Scholarship from Rotary District 7570 was not the only thing Ta was ecstatic about
  • default image Residence Life Starts Something That Matters
    Residence Life based their theme for the year on TOMS' founder Blake Mycoskie's book Start Something That Matters
  • default image JMU students, faculty to transform parking spots into parks
    Downtown parking spaces will be transformed into temporary parks this weekend as part of a community benefit event
  • default image State Department Recognizes Contributions of JMU Fellows
    Emma Atkinson was handed a portfolio with some of the most relevant foreign policy topics "and allowed to jump right into them."
  • Kate Kessler gives students a taste of the Appalachian Trail A taste of the Appalachian Trail
    Take a course syllabus with elements from multiple disciplines such as economics, geography, history, sociology and psychology. Combine that with academic freedom in an adventurous setting. The result? A defining experience...
  • Lisa Shull created the Explore More Discovery Museum for children Play, learn, succeed
    Children's museums provide a pure learning experience, a place where children follow their own interests, set their own pace, and discover new opportunities and talents. Lisa Shull ('85, '91M) and a team of volunteers brought the...
  • Children's museums provide a pure learning experience, and Lisa Shull ('85, '91M) and a powerful team of volunteers brought the experience to kids throughout the Shenandoah Valley Building the dream
    What's at the heart of change? While many seek governmental solutions, others identify volunteerism as the key to positive transformation. It happens in JMU's community every day. One example, a commitment to the area's children yielded...
  • Zach Daniels A scholarship with teeth
    What has opened the door to possibilities, changed the future and helped dreams come true? Madison Forever.
  • Students in Dr. Brooks Hefner's American Pulp course Detectives scour rare periodicals for clues to 20th century life
    Can a better understanding of the past inform our future? Students in Dr. Brooks Hefner's American Pulp course scour popular literary genres including Black Mask magazines to reveal the full gamut of cultural anxiety and aspiration.
  • Duke Dog with fans Happy Birthday, Duke Dog!
    It was 30 years (210 dog years) ago, in a packed brand-new Convocation Center, that Duke Dog walked onto the basketball court and captured the hearts of the JMU nation.
  • Exterior view of Freedom House Is green living practical?
    Many people want to live a greener lifestyle, but an eco-friendly home seems out of reach for the average consumer. Often, green-housing requires deep pockets, and compromising spaces and house designs. JMU alum Zach Fettig ('06) had a solution.
  • give-surf-children.jpg Give and Surf, Inc
    After putting his marketing degree to work in the business world, Neil Christiansen ('06) decided to forsake his hectic commute for his biggest passions, helping others and surfing. Give and Surf, Inc. was born.
  • JMU alumna Gladys Kemp Lisanby ('49) rallies women artists of the Gulf Coast in Hurricane Katrina's aftermath Disaster and rebirth - a story of change
    <strong>JMU alumna Gladys Kemp Lisanby ('49) rallies women artists of the Gulf Coast in Hurricane Katrina's aftermath </strong><br/> By Jan Gillis ('07)
  • JMU professor Bob Kolvoord takes his GIS technology course into high schools Mapping an innovative course
    JMU faculty work with high-school seniors and their teachers on complex real-world projects—evacuation plans, crime patterns, land conservation.
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    Can we reduce poverty, create jobs and build communities in the world's developing nations? Working with the people of Gulu, Uganda, JMU sculpture major Daniel Morgan ('10) learned a valuable lesson about creating a better future, a lesson...
  • saturday-morning-physics-banu.jpg Cecilia McGough's Pulsar Discovery
    Dr. Adriana Banu says Saturday Morning Physics at JMU allows area students to explore cutting-edge research topics. One student used the experience as foundation for a special scientific achievement, discovery of a pulsar.
  • Julie Bragg Sheppard ('94) is living her dream of being a local news anchor at CBS affiliate WTVR-6 in Richmond, Va. Living the dream
    Julie Bragg Sheppard ('94), who majored in mass communication and political science at JMU, says she's living her dream of being a news anchor. Her ties to Madison helped land her first job.
  • Amanda Kuhnley, JMU honors student and Dingledine Scholar Unconfined challenges
    She wanted a good challenge, so Amanda Kuhnley took an interdisciplinary approach. Integrated science and technology, art history, classical studies, and studio art combined into one incredible project.

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