October News 2012

Chesapeake Bay cleanup is first JMUse Cafe topic

Methods for cleaning the Chesapeake Bay will be the topic for the first JMUse Cafe forum of the fall semester. The forum will be held 6:30-8:30 p.m. Wednesday, Oct. 10, in the flex space on the third floor of the Rose Library on the JMU campus east of Interstate 81.

Watershed Field Coordinator Nesha McRae of the Virginia Department of Conservation and Recreation will join JMU Political Science and Public Administration Professor Rob Alexander to discuss the complexities of improving water quality on a regional scale while maintaining a localized farm-based economy.

Registration is required for the event, which will include a light vegetarian buffet, and can be done at http://sites.jmu.edu/jmuse.

The JMU Libraries established JMuse Café in fall 2011 to provide an informal and lively forum for students, faculty, staff and the Harrisonburg community to explore together topics of public interest.More information about JMUse cafe also is available at the website. The Office of Environmental Stewardship and Sustainability is collaborating with the libraries on programming.

The next JMUse Cafe program, on Nov. 18, will address agriculture, hunger and global justice.


  • Oct 9: Art in the Arboretum Exhibition
  • Oct 10: School of Public and International Affairs Symposium
  • Oct 10: "For Sale" by Garret Lee Milton