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    JMU commits to take new actions in support of the maker movement on their campuses and in their communities.

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    2015 was a great year for JMU and many memories were shared by all. For the last "Throwback Thursday" of 2015, we've compiled a chronological list of momentous moments brought to you on our social media channels.

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    Opera star Denyce Graves encouraged the JMU winter commencement graduates to choose love over fear as they embark on their post-college lives

  • Kiplinger logo Kiplinger's names JMU a best value college

    In its 2016 rankings, Kiplinger's Personal Finance ranks James Madison University No. 34 in the top 100 Best Values in Public Colleges and No. 164 among all public and private colleges in the company's Top 300 Best College Values

  • Innovation Update thumb Drones, pop up classes and more: Fall 2015 innovation update

    What sorts of skills would be necessary on a team charged with improving the safety of detecting and disabling landmines? How about monitoring and improving air quality? Or saving an endangered

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    The James Madison University community is mourning the loss of physics professor Don Chodrow

  • default image James Madison University Selects Jonathan R. Alger as Sixth President

    The James Madison University Board of Visitors has unanimously selected Mr. Jonathan R. Alger to serve as the next president of James Madison University.

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    Expanding Your Horizons (EYH) is a free one-day conference aimed at girls in grades 7-10. The girls each participate in exciting, hands-on workshops organized by JMU mathematics and statistics faculty and attend a keynote speech by a prominent woman

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    Expanding Your Horizons (EYH) is a free one-day conference aimed at girls in grades 7-10. The girls each participate in exciting, hands-on workshops organized by JMU mathematics and statistics faculty and attend a keynote speech by a prominent woman

  • default image An open door to the world

    James Madison University is the top master"s-level institution in the country in the number of students who participate in short-term study-abroad programs, according to a report released this week by the Institute of In

  • default image NSF Grant Boosts Digital Forensics

    Dr. Florian P. Buchholz (Associate Professor, Computer Science) and Dr. Hossain M. Heydari (Professor, Computer Science) have received $916,714 from the National Science Foundation for "Scholarship for Service: Digital F

  • default image Harry Potter and the Muggle Scholars

    Rumors of the death of Harry Potter in the hallowed halls of academia are greatly exaggerated. Indeed J.K. Rowling's "the boy who lived" is alive and well, and poised to take center stage at James Madison University next month.

  • default image Be the Exchange

    There are many stories of JMU students and alumni who take to heart the challenge to "Be the Change." A small group of students visiting the university this fall agreed to live this motto from day one of college.

  • default image Delta Sigma Theta Sorority Inc. Celebrates 40 Years at JMU

    James Madison University is typically known to "Purple Out" for Homecoming each year, but for a special group of alumni, this year the color to wear was red " Delta Sigma Theta Sorority Inc. red. The Iota Alpha chapter o

  • default image JMU in LA: We love it!

    There are many stories of JMU students and alumni who take to heart the challenge to "Be the Change." A small group of students visiting the university this fall agreed to live this motto from day one of college.

  • default image Ireland Trip Provides Travel-Abroad Opportunity for Future Teachers

    When Alicia Zinda steps into a classroom to teach earth science, her students will be learning from someone who has not only been taught how to teach, but who has some worldly hands-on experience with the subject, especi

  • default image KANSAS and JMU Rock

    The James Madison University Symphony Orchestra is getting the opportunity of a lifetime. It will take the stage with KANSAS as part of the legendary rock band's Collegiate Symphony Tour. The collaborative concert begins

  • default image Board of Visitors Meeting, September 23, 2011

    The James Madison University Board of Visitors met Friday, September 23, 2011, in the Board Room of Madison"s Festival Conference and Student Center.

  • default image International Week to shed light on Middle East

    To many Americans, the Middle East is a collection of war-torn, oil-rich nations that have become a staple on the evening news. But those who have studied and lived in the region paint a different picture, one that is no

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    To many Americans, the Middle East is a collection of war-torn, oil-rich nations that have become a staple on the evening news. But those who have studied and lived in the region paint a different picture, one that is no

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    Toni South is glad to be getting back into a JMU classroom this fall, this time as a teacher.

  • default image Board of Visitors Orientation

    The James Madison University Board of Visitors will conduct a new member orientation on Wednesday, August 31, 2011 at 9 a.m. in the Board Room of the Festival Conference and Student Center. Public comment will not be rec

  • default image Learning Before Classes Begin

    They unloaded packed cars, met their roommate, slept the first night in their new bed and now, on their first full day of James Madison University's orientation, students were ready to learn during Preface @ JMU, an inte

  • default image No Time For A Break: Construction Projects Progress in Summer

    A lot goes on at JMU during summers, and one of the most noticeable activities is construction.

  • default image Ready, Set to Go!

    More than 4,100 freshmen are joining the James Madison University student body for the 2011-12 academic year as the fall semester begins Monday, Aug. 29, when classes meet as scheduled.

  • default image JMU Welcomes the Class of 2015

    James Madison University's Convocation Center was buzzing with excitement this afternoon as more than 4,100 freshmen gathered with their Freshman Orientation Guides at the official kick-off to August Orientation, the Uni

  • default image Extreme Makeover Makes Residence Hall One Of A Kind

    Walking into the lobby of the newly renovated Wayland Hall you immediately feel like you are somewhere important. You know you are at JMU, but this version of residential living elevates the on-campus experience to new l

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    Walking into the lobby of the newly renovated Wayland Hall you immediately feel like you are somewhere important. You know you are at JMU, but this version of residential living elevates the on-campus experience to new l

  • default image Rare Book Still Teaches

    "Acts and Monuments of these Latter and Perilous Days" sounds like the latest gloom-and-doom financial tome hitting the bookshelves and zapping into electronic readers. Rather, it is a 1563 first edition volume of John F

  • default image Hungry eyes: JMU spotlights growing problem

    The face of hunger is forlorn, often frantic, at times unflinching. It is also increasingly familiar.

  • default image Service Before Self this Thanksgiving

    While the majority of James Madison University's students are looking forward to a break from classes and some time at home at Thanksgiving, a group of 30 students is looking forward to a week of long travel, hard work a

  • default image Striking Gold: Student Research Leads to Chance Discovery

    After its highly acclaimed inaugural season last year, the Forbes Center for the Performing Arts at James Madison University is excited to announce its 2011-12 season.

  • default image Arts Converge to Make 2011-12 JMU Season

    After its highly acclaimed inaugural season last year, the Forbes Center for the Performing Arts at James Madison University is excited to announce its 2011-12 season.


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