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...
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...
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...
A scholarship with teeth
What has opened the door to possibilities, changed the future and helped dreams come true? Madison Forever.
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.
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 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.
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)
Mapping an innovative course
JMU faculty work with high-school seniors and their teachers on complex real-world projects&#151;evacuation plans, crime patterns, land conservation.
For Ugandans, by Ugandans
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...
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.
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.
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.