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  • May 9: Graduate Commencement Ceremony
  • May 9: University Commencement Ceremony
  • Apr 25: Geology and Environmental Science Student Research Symposium
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  • Nov 28
    Thanksgiving Holiday

    Nov. 28-29

    Thanksgiving Holiday.

    University closed.

  • Dec 23
    Winter Holiday

    Dec. 23 (noon)-31
    Winter Holiday.

    University closed.

  • Nov 23
    Thanksgiving Holiday

    Nov. 23-Dec. 1

    Classes do not meet.

  • Dec 2
    Classes resume

    Classes resume.

  • Dec 9
    Final examinations

    Final examinations.

  • Nov 11
    artWorks Gallery Exhibition

    Nov. 11-23

    Noon-5 p.m. Monday-Thursday
    Noon-4 p.m. Friday and Saturday
    131 Grace St.

    The exhibition features work by JMU students Allison Nickens, H. Gentry, Sarah Hade and selected Fiber Class Students. Opening reception, Nov. 11 from 5 to 7 p.m. For information, call (540) 568-7175. Free.

  • Nov 9
    John C. Wells Planetarium Shows

    1 p.m. (“Exoplanets: Worlds of Wonder”)
    2:15 and 3:30 p.m. (“Comets and Discovery”)
    Miller Hall

    The planetarium offers shows for the public, with seating beginning 10 minutes before show time on a first-come, first-seated basis. Each show is followed by a “star talk” that provides visitors with updates about the night sky, including constellations, planets and any comets that might be visible.

    For more information, including program descriptions, check http://www.jmu.edu/planetarium/index.shtml. Free.

  • Nov 14
    Just-In-Time Teaching

    Location: Taylor Hall 306
    Workshop
    This event is also offered on Fri, 15 Nov 2013 12:30 PM - 2:00 PM

    Register


    The Just-in-Time Teaching (JiTT) pedagogy blends active learning classroom methods with state-of-the art electronic communication technologies. In preparation for an interactive classroom experience, students work with strategically constructed web- based assignments with due dates just before class time. Instructors base the daily classroom activities on the student submissions. Participants in this workshop will learn the factors that would support successful implementation of JiTT, examples of how JiTT has been implemented in university classes and will actively engage in creating materials they can use in their current class(es).

    In this workshop, participants will:

    1. Learn the reasons and goals for implementing JiTT;
    2. Learn how JiTT has been and can be implemented in a college classroom;
    3. Devise questions and formulate other aspects of JiTT that can be used in participants' own classrooms; and
    4. Understand the relationship between JiTT and other flipped classroom pedagogies.

    Facilitator: Jim Benedict, Ph.D, Professor Emeritus, Department of Psychology

  • Nov 16
    John C. Wells Planetarium Shows

    1 p.m. (“Exoplanets: Worlds of Wonder”)
    2:15 and 3:30 p.m. (“Comets and Discovery”)
    Miller Hall

    The planetarium offers shows for the public, with seating beginning 10 minutes before show time on a first-come, first-seated basis. Each show is followed by a “star talk” that provides visitors with updates about the night sky, including constellations, planets and any comets that might be visible.

    For more information, including program descriptions, check http://www.jmu.edu/planetarium/index.shtml. Free.

  • Nov 23
    John C. Wells Planetarium Shows

    1 p.m. (“Exoplanets: Worlds of Wonder”)
    2:15 and 3:30 p.m. (“Comets and Discovery”)
    Miller Hall

    The planetarium offers shows for the public, with seating beginning 10 minutes before show time on a first-come, first-seated basis. Each show is followed by a “star talk” that provides visitors with updates about the night sky, including constellations, planets and any comets that might be visible.

    For more information, including program descriptions, check http://www.jmu.edu/planetarium/index.shtml. Free.

  • Nov 30
    John C. Wells Planetarium Shows

    1 p.m. (“Exoplanets: Worlds of Wonder”)
    2:15 and 3:30 p.m. (“Comets and Discovery”)
    Miller Hall

    The planetarium offers shows for the public, with seating beginning 10 minutes before show time on a first-come, first-seated basis. Each show is followed by a “star talk” that provides visitors with updates about the night sky, including constellations, planets and any comets that might be visible.

    For more information, including program descriptions, check http://www.jmu.edu/planetarium/index.shtml. Free.

  • Dec 6
    Exam Writing 101: Aligning Tests with Learning Outcomes

    Location: Rose Library 5211; lunch will be provided at noon
    Workshop
    This event is also offered on Thu, 5 Dec 2013 8:00 AM - 9:30 AM

    Register


    In this workshop, faculty will focus on the degree to which their exam writing process reflects course content, learning objectives, and student learning. Participants will explore how tools such as learning taxonomies and formative assessments can inform exam construction and format. Participants will have the opportunity to discuss and revise their own exam questions using evidence-based strategies.

    This workshop is designed for faculty to make progress toward the following outcomes:

    • Apply learning taxonomies to current exam questions;
    • Align exam questions to specific learning objectives; and
    • Develop one or more formative/summative assessment item.

    Facilitator: Carol A. Hurney, Ph.D, Department of Biology & Center for Faculty Innovation

  • Dec 7
    John C. Wells Planetarium Shows

    1 p.m. (“Molecularium”)
    2:15 and 3:30 p.m. (“Secrets of the Sun”)
    Miller Hall

    The planetarium offers shows for the public, with seating beginning 10 minutes before show time on a first-come, first-seated basis. Each show is followed by a “star talk” that provides visitors with updates about the night sky, including constellations, planets and any comets that might be visible.

    For more information, including program descriptions, check http://www.jmu.edu/planetarium/index.shtml. Free.

  • Dec 14
    John C. Wells Planetarium Shows

    1 p.m. (“Molecularium”)
    2:15 and 3:30 p.m. (“Secrets of the Sun”)
    Miller Hall

    The planetarium offers shows for the public, with seating beginning 10 minutes before show time on a first-come, first-seated basis. Each show is followed by a “star talk” that provides visitors with updates about the night sky, including constellations, planets and any comets that might be visible.

    For more information, including program descriptions, check http://www.jmu.edu/planetarium/index.shtml. Free.

  • Dec 21
    John C. Wells Planetarium Shows

    1 p.m. (“Molecularium”)
    2:15 and 3:30 p.m. (“Secrets of the Sun”)
    Miller Hall

    The planetarium offers shows for the public, with seating beginning 10 minutes before show time on a first-come, first-seated basis. Each show is followed by a “star talk” that provides visitors with updates about the night sky, including constellations, planets and any comets that might be visible.

    For more information, including program descriptions, check http://www.jmu.edu/planetarium/index.shtml. Free.

  • Jan 11
    John C. Wells Planetarium Shows

    1 p.m. (“Legends of the Night Sky: Orion”)
    2:15 and 3:30 p.m. (“Ice Worlds”)
    Miller Hall

    The planetarium offers shows for the public, with seating beginning 10 minutes before show time on a first-come, first-seated basis. Each show is followed by a “star talk” that provides visitors with updates about the night sky, including constellations, planets and any comets that might be visible.

    For more information, including program descriptions, check http://www.jmu.edu/planetarium/index.shtml. Free.

  • Jan 13
    Spring Semester Begins

    Classes meet as scheduled.

  • Jan 18
    John C. Wells Planetarium Shows

    1 p.m. (“Legends of the Night Sky: Orion”)
    2:15 and 3:30 p.m. (“Ice Worlds”)
    Miller Hall

    The planetarium offers shows for the public, with seating beginning 10 minutes before show time on a first-come, first-seated basis. Each show is followed by a “star talk” that provides visitors with updates about the night sky, including constellations, planets and any comets that might be visible.

    For more information, including program descriptions, check http://www.jmu.edu/planetarium/index.shtml. Free.

  • Jan 25
    John C. Wells Planetarium Shows

    1 p.m. (“Legends of the Night Sky: Orion”)
    2:15 and 3:30 p.m. (“Ice Worlds”)
    Miller Hall

    The planetarium offers shows for the public, with seating beginning 10 minutes before show time on a first-come, first-seated basis. Each show is followed by a “star talk” that provides visitors with updates about the night sky, including constellations, planets and any comets that might be visible.

    For more information, including program descriptions, check http://www.jmu.edu/planetarium/index.shtml. Free.

  • Feb 11
    Student Assessment/Faculty Assistance Day

    No classes 8 a.m.-4 p.m. Evening classes (those beginning at 4 p.m. or later) meet as scheduled.

  • Mar 10
    Spring Break

    March 10-14

    Classes do not meet.

  • Mar 17
    Classes resume

    Classes resume today after Spring Break.

  • May 5
    Final examinations

    May 5-9
    As scheduled

  • May 9
    Graduate Commencement Ceremony

    10 a.m.
    JMU Convocation Center

  • May 9
    University Commencement Ceremony

    3 p.m.
    Bridgeforth Stadium

  • May 10
    College Commencement Ceremonies

    9 a.m.
    Various locations

  • Nov 21
    Scholarship Agendas: Organize Projects and Manage Your Time

    Location: Taylor 306
    Workshop
    This event is also offered on Fri, 22 Nov 2013 12:30 PM - 2:00 PM

    Register


    Amidst the busy nature of teaching, scholarship, and service, faculty need to reflect on their personal scholarly process, prioritize projects, and manage scholarship agendas. This workshop will aid participants in prioritizing scholarship projects and in building a timeline for completing projects for 2014 and beyond. Walk away with a scholarship timeline and clarified priorities for research projects in the new year.

    Facilitator: Edward J. Brantmeier, Ph.D, Department of Learning, Technology, and Leadership Education & Center for Faculty Innovation

  • Nov 2
    Field Trip to Nelson Rocks Canopy

    8 a.m.-5 p.m.
    Field trip departs and returns to the parking lot of the Frances Plecker Education Center, Edith J. Carrier Arboretum

    Experience over a mile of fun through the Nelson Rocks canopy. Enjoy 12 exhilarating zip lines, three adventurous sky bridges and a 40-foot assisted rappel back to the forest floor with a canopy tour. Or for a rock-climbing adventure like no other, registrants can choose to experience the Via Ferrata, which offers a mile of fixed-anchor, pro-guided rock climbing with a sky bridge transition between rock faces.

    No experience needed for either tour. Just be in relatively good shape, and weight between 70 and 250 pounds. Enjoy an all-day van tour visiting regional sites that are home to some of our area’s most incredible trees and nature resources.

    Pack your lunch. Cost: $90 per person, transportation included, pre-registration required online at http://www.jmu.edu/arboretum.

  • Nov 2
    John C. Wells Planetarium Show

    11 a.m.
    Miller Hall

    The planetarium offers an extra showing of “Comets and Discovery” for JMU’s Homecoming Weekend, with seating beginning 10 minutes before show time on a first-come, first-seated basis.

    For more information, including a program description, check http://www.jmu.edu/planetarium/index.shtml. Free.

  • Nov 2
    John C. Wells Planetarium Shows

    1 p.m. (“Exoplanets: Worlds of Wonder”)
    2:15 and 3:30 p.m. (“Comets and Discovery”)
    Miller Hall

    The planetarium offers shows for the public, with seating beginning 10 minutes before show time on a first-come, first-seated basis. Each show is followed by a “star talk” that provides visitors with updates about the night sky, including constellations, planets and any comets that might be visible.

    For more information, including program descriptions, check http://www.jmu.edu/planetarium/index.shtml. Free.

  • Nov 11
    Adult Degree Program Information Session

    Noon
    Room 3165, Memorial Hall

    The informal session includes a brief overview of the program and a question-and-answer segment.

    No preregistration is required. For information, call Pamela Hamilton at (540) 568-6824. Free.

  • Nov 11
    Adult Degree Program Information Session

    5:30 p.m.
    Room 3165, Memorial Hall

    The informal session includes a brief overview of the program and a question-and-answer segment.

    No preregistration is required. For information, call Pamela Hamilton at (540) 568-6824. Free.

  • Nov 13
    Remembering Place: Poetry and Place

    6:30-8:30 p.m.
    Third Floor Flex Space, Rose Library

    JMuse Cafe is excited to partner with the Institute for Visual Studies to bring programming for this year on Space, Place, and Community.

    More information is available at http://sites.jmu.edu/jmuse. Free.

  • Nov 3
    A Conversation with Glennon Doyle Melton

    “Building Community Among Women”

    3-5 p.m.
    Highlands Room, Festival Conference and Student Center

    Glennon Doyle Melton (’99) is the author of the New York Times bestselling memoir, “Carry On, Warrior.” She is the founder of Momastery.com, an online community where close to 100,000 readers meet daily to read Melton's shameless and hilarious essays about marriage, motherhood, faith, addiction, recovery and connection. She is also the creator and president of a nonprofit organization that has connected countless families in need with hundreds of thousands of dollars in critical resources. Melton has been featured on “The TODAY Show,” NPR, “The Talk,” Ladies’ Home Journal, Woman’s Day, Glamour, Family Circle and Parents magazine, among other television and print outlets. An inspirational, side-splittingly funny exploration of the power of living with love, forgiveness and honesty, Melton is a friend who emboldens us to believe in ourselves and reminds us that the journey is the reward. By shedding our weapons and armor, we can stop hiding, competing, striving for the mirage of perfection, and build better lives in our hearts, homes and communities.

    The event is free and open to the public, but please register at https://secure.www.alumniconnections.com/olc/pub/JMD/event/showEventForm.jsp?form_id=161637.

    “Carry On, Warrior” will be on sale at the event.

     

  • Nov 5
    Children's Nature Workshop

    Nov. 5-7

    4-6 p.m. Tuesday-Thursday
    Edith J. Carrier Arboretum

    Artist Lenna Frances Keefer leads the workshop for children ages 7 to 12. The fall-themed workshop in an ongoing series of seasonal workshops for children’s art instruction allows children to produce their own botanical journal. The sessions focus on root structures, acorn and hickory nut sketches and colored deciduous leaves. Interdisciplinary historical, plant lore, Native American plant culture, basic science skills and tree identification will be taught alongside botanical drawing.

    This workshop will continue next into a winter session for children who can continue their journals in January with a winter bare twig and dormant woody plant botanicals section.

    A $35 fee for the November section includes sketch journal and pencil.

    Register at http://www.jmu.edu/arboretum.

  • Nov 13
    Madison Vision Series: Cynthia Cooper

    3:30-5 p.m.
    Grafton-Stovall Theatre

    The Office of the President, in conjunction with the Madison Institutes of JMU’s department of Outreach and Engagement, welcomes Cynthia Cooper, WorldCom corporate whistleblower and internationally recognized expert on ethics and leadership, for the Madison Vision Series: Contemporary Issues in an Engaged Society.

    This event is free and open to the public.

  • Dec 14
    Commencement

    10 a.m.
    Convocation Center

    Graduates and their families and friends will hear guest speaker G.J. Hart, executive chairman, chief executive officer and president of California Pizza Kitchen. Hart is a member of the JMU College of Business Executive Advisory Council.

  • Jan 1
    New Year's Day and additional holidays

    Jan. 1-3

    University closed.

  • Jan 20
    Martin Luther King Jr. Day

    University closed. Classes do not meet.

  • Mar 17
    Madison Vision Series: Jeff Rosen

    4-5 p.m.
    Concert Hall, Forbes Center for the Performing Arts

    The Office of the President, in conjunction with the Madison Institutes of JMU’s department of Outreach and Engagement, welcomes Jeff Rosen, CEO of the National Constitution Center, for the Madison Vision Series: Contemporary Issues in an Engaged Society.

    This event is free and open to the public.

  • May 26
    Memorial Day

    University closed.

  • Jul 4
    Independence Day

    University closed.

  • Nov 27
    Thanksgiving Holiday

    Nov. 27-28

    University closed.

  • Dec 24
    Holiday

    Dec. 24-31

    University closed.

  • Oct 31
    "Virginia Insight" Public Radio Program

    3 p.m.
    WRMA 90.7 FM

    Two JMU faculty members, Dr. Christine May, assistant professor of biology, and Dr. Thomas Benzing, professor of integrated science and technology, are among the guests on “The Stream Doctors.” Maybe you don’t fish or spend much time out in nature. If so, what could efforts to improve the health of Shenandoah Valley streams and waterways have to do with you? Scientists involved in those efforts have an answer. (One hint: their work might just affect your health too.)

    May, a researcher in the field of aquatic ecology, and Benzing, a researcher in the field of environmental toxicology, are co-organizers of a recent scientific symposium on the health of Virginia’s mountain streams.

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