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  • Jul 6
    Art in the Arboretum

    July 6-Aug. 31

    8 a.m.-4:30 p.m. Monday-Friday
    Frances Plecker Education Center, Edith J. Carrier Arboretum

    Manita K. Bentley presents a photo art exhibit titled “Spring-Summer-Fall-Winter.” The collection showcases “a full circle of life in the place where I spend most of my time capturing the nature from the Shenandoah Valley including the Edith J. Carrier Arboretum and Botanical Gardens, which I call ‘the sanctuary for everyone,’” writes Bentley.

    For information, check http://www.jmu.edu/arboretum or call (540) 568-3194. Free.

  • Jul 8
    Arboretum Summer Brown-Bag Lunch Lecture Series

    Noon-1 p.m.
    Pavilion, Edith J. Carrier Arboretum

    Marie Rothwell, 4-H extension agent, Augusta County, presents “Backyard Chickens.”

    For information, check http://www.jmu.edu/arboretum or call (540) 568-3194.

  • Jul 14
    Storytime in the Understory

    11 a.m.-noon
    Edith J. Carrier Arboretum

    The monthly program helps children develop an understanding of the importance of nature from children’s literature selections. Bring a picnic blanket or lawn chairs and a brown-bag picnic lunch for after storytime.

    For more information, check http://www.jmu.edu/arboretum.

  • Jul 14
    Botanical Illustration Workshop

    July 14, 16, 21, 23 and 28

    1:30-4:30 p.m. Tuesdays and Thursdays
    Frances Plecker Education Center, Edith J. Carrier Arboretum

    Botanical Illustration in Pen and Ink is a five-session workshop for adults who want to learn how to produce different strokes and create tone by using stipple and line. Lynda Chandler, artist in residence, teaches the workshop series.

    For information, including a supply list, syllabus and registration details, check http://www.jmu.edu/arboretum/botanical-ink-illustration-registration.shtml or call (540) 568-3194. Workshop fee is $125.

  • Jul 15
    Arboretum Summer Brown-Bag Lunch Lecture Series

    Noon-1 p.m.
    Pavilion, Edith J. Carrier Arboretum

    Brian Wagner, principal biologist with Ecosystem Services, presents “Stream Restoration.”

    For information, check http://www.jmu.edu/arboretum or call (540) 568-3194.

  • Jul 15
    "With Good Reason" Public Radio Program

    3 p.m.
    WMRA, 90.7 FM

    Dr. Christian Davis, associate professor of history at JMU, says there is a relationship between the racial subjugation the occurred in Germany’s African colonies and the rise of an anti-Semitic movement back home – a movement that would later form the ideological core of Nazism.

  • Jul 17
    Broadway Classics - A Musical Theatre Revue

    Summer in the Shenandoah Valley just got better! The Forbes Center and JMU's School of Theatre and Dance will once again present musical theatre programming in the summer. This musical celebration features both Golden Age and contemporary classics, from Oklahoma! to Les Miserables and Cats to current Broadway hits. Features JMU musical theatre students. To enjoy a boxed bistro meal before the show, order by July 14.

    For tickets and further information, visit http://www.jmu.edu/forbescenter/events/2015/07/17-broadway-classics.shtml

  • Jul 19
    JMU Vocal Arts Camp

    July 19-25
    8:45 a.m.-8:15 p.m. Sunday-Saturday

    A weeklong celebration of choral singing!

    This July 19-25, under the auspices of the Choral Area at James Madison University, talented middle- and high-school singers from around the state will have the opportunity to share in a weeklong summer experience of choral singing. In addition to daily rehearsals, movement classes and group social activities, campers receive daily Kodaly-based and Orff musicianship classes.

    Lynnel Joy Jenkins and Dr. W. Bryce Hayes, nationally recognized leaders in choral music education, will conduct our Vocal Arts Summer Camp Choruses. They will be joined by special guest appearances of the choral and music education faculty of James Madison University and supported by JMU music students as music counselors and music interns.

    For more information and registration information please check our website www.jmu.edu/vocalartscamp or contact Dr. Tonya Menard, administrative director, at vocalartscamp@jmu.edu.

  • Jul 22
    Arboretum Summer Brown-Bag Lunch Lecture Series

    Noon-1 p.m.
    Pavilion, Edith J. Carrier Arboretum

    Bland Crowder and Marion Lobstein of the Flora of Virginia Project present “Flora of Virginia App.”

    For information, check http://www.jmu.edu/arboretum or call (540) 568-3194.

  • Jul 29
    Arboretum Summer Brown-Bag Lunch Lecture Series

    Noon-1 p.m.
    Pavilion, Edith J. Carrier Arboretum

    Dr. James McNeil from the Smithsonian-Mason School of Conservation presents “Fireflies, Sustaining Nature’s Lights.”

    For information, check http://www.jmu.edu/arboretum or call (540) 568-3194.

  • Jul 31
    Summer Blue Moon Carriage Rides

    7-10 p.m.
    Edith J. Carrier Arboretum

    Enjoy being drawn through the woodlands of the arboretum by beautiful Belgium and Percheron teams of horses and an experienced coachman on a warm summer night in a romantic convertible carriage.

    For information and prices, check http://www.jmu.edu/arboretum or call (540) 568-3194.

  • Aug 5
    Arboretum Summer Brown-Bag Lunch Lecture Series

    Noon-1 p.m.
    Pavilion, Edith J. Carrier Arboretum

    Dr. Katrina Gobetz, associate professor of biology at JMU, presents “Bats, Our Night Visitors.”

    For information, check http://www.jmu.edu/arboretum or call (540) 568-3194.

  • Aug 11
    Storytime in the Understory

    11 a.m.-noon
    Edith J. Carrier Arboretum

    The monthly program helps children develop an understanding of the importance of nature from children’s literature selections. Bring a picnic blanket or lawn chairs and a brown-bag picnic lunch for after storytime.

    For more information, check http://www.jmu.edu/arboretum.

  • Aug 28
    Fall 2015 Assessment Day

    All first-year students are required to participate.

    Assessments begin promptly at 9:15 a.m. (Session A), 12:15 p.m. (Session B), and 3 p.m. (Session C), so you should arrive 15 minutes prior to your scheduled time. You have been assigned to a testing location based on the last three digits of your JMU student ID number. To determine the time and location at which you will be completing your assessments, visit http://www.jmu.edu/assessment/JMUAssess/Aday_Upcoming.htm.

    IMPORTANT! Use of any electronic device, such as a cell phone, laptop or tablet, is strictly prohibited. Unless you have been otherwise instructed by a proctor, please turn off your electronic devices and place them out of sight for the duration of the testing session. If you use your cell phone, laptop or tablet at any point during the testing session, you will be dismissed and required to attend a make-up session. Any student found to be in possession of content from the assessment session, which is the property of JMU and the Center for Assessment and Research Studies, may be referred to the Office of Student Accountability and Restorative Practices for violations of the code of student conduct.

    If you have additional questions about Assessment Day, please visit http://www.jmu.edu/assessment/JMUAssess/Aday_Upcoming.htm or contact assessment@jmu.edu.

  • Sep 8
    Storytime in the Understory

    11 a.m.-noon
    Edith J. Carrier Arboretum

    The monthly program helps children develop an understanding of the importance of nature from children’s literature selections. Bring a picnic blanket or lawn chairs and a brown-bag picnic lunch for after storytime.

    For more information, check http://www.jmu.edu/arboretum.

  • Sep 18
    Shenandoah Valley Regional Studies Seminar

    3:35 p.m.
    Room 107, Jackson Hall

    Lynn Rainville, an independent scholar, presents “WWI in the Valley.”

    The seminar series is intended to give scholars at colleges, universities, museums, libraries and other institutions a regular forum at which to consider topics of regional interest, pertinent, but not restricted, to the Shenandoah Valley of Virginia.

    Seminar sessions are open to the general public. Sponsored by the JMU history department. Free.

  • Oct 16
    Shenandoah Valley Regional Studies Seminar

    3:35 p.m.
    Room 107, Jackson Hall

    Alexia Jones Helsley of the University of South Carolina, Aiken, presents “Richard Pearis of Winchester.”

    The seminar series is intended to give scholars at colleges, universities, museums, libraries and other institutions a regular forum at which to consider topics of regional interest, pertinent, but not restricted, to the Shenandoah Valley of Virginia.

    Seminar sessions are open to the general public. Sponsored by the JMU history department. Free.

  • Nov 13
    Shenandoah Valley Regional Studies Seminar

    3:35 p.m.
    Room 107, Jackson Hall

    Patrick Hollis of JMU presents “Capital Hunger: Food, Taste and Civilization in Confederate Richmond.”

    The seminar series is intended to give scholars at colleges, universities, museums, libraries and other institutions a regular forum at which to consider topics of regional interest, pertinent, but not restricted, to the Shenandoah Valley of Virginia.

    Seminar sessions are open to the general public. Sponsored by the JMU history department. Free.

  • Jan 15
    Shenandoah Valley Regional Studies Seminar

    3:35 p.m.
    Room 107, Jackson Hall

    Andrei Kushnir, an independent artist, presents “Painting the Picturesque Shenandoah Valley Landscape.”

    The seminar series is intended to give scholars at colleges, universities, museums, libraries and other institutions a regular forum at which to consider topics of regional interest, pertinent, but not restricted, to the Shenandoah Valley of Virginia.

    Seminar sessions are open to the general public. Sponsored by the JMU history department. Free.

  • Feb 19
    Shenandoah Valley Regional Studies Seminar

    3:35 p.m.
    Room 107, Jackson Hall

    Guy Aiken of the University of Virginia presents “A Quaker New Deal for Southern Appalachia.”

    The seminar series is intended to give scholars at colleges, universities, museums, libraries and other institutions a regular forum at which to consider topics of regional interest, pertinent, but not restricted, to the Shenandoah Valley of Virginia.

    Seminar sessions are open to the general public. Sponsored by the JMU history department. Free.

  • Mar 18
    Shenandoah Valley Regional Studies Seminar

    3:35 p.m.
    Room 107, Jackson Hall

    Jim Schruefer of JMU presents “Good Union People: The Shared Experience of White Unionists, Slaves and Free Blacks in the Civil War Shenandoah.”

    The seminar series is intended to give scholars at colleges, universities, museums, libraries and other institutions a regular forum at which to consider topics of regional interest, pertinent, but not restricted, to the Shenandoah Valley of Virginia.

    Seminar sessions are open to the general public. Sponsored by the JMU history department. Free.

  • Apr 15
    Shenandoah Valley Regional Studies Seminar

    3:35 p.m.
    Room 107, Jackson Hall

    Emily Schimmel of George Mason University presents “A ‘Protected and Profitable Valley’: The People and Arts of Wythe County, Virginia.”

    The seminar series is intended to give scholars at colleges, universities, museums, libraries and other institutions a regular forum at which to consider topics of regional interest, pertinent, but not restricted, to the Shenandoah Valley of Virginia.

    Seminar sessions are open to the general public. Sponsored by the JMU history department. Free.

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