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  • Apr 15
    All Together One Awards Community Gathering

    Noon
    The Commons (rain location: Grafton-Stovall Theatre)

    Created in 2000 by members of the Madison Circle of Omicron Delta Kappa, the National Leadership Honor Society, the awards are presented to members of the JMU community who embody the all together one spirit.

    Criteria for award winners are impact on the community; inspiring others; an attitude of caring, humility and kindness; a dedication to learning; working together or collaboration; and unique contribution of the person.

  • Apr 15
    Air Play Public Radio Program

    7 p.m.
    WMRA 90.7 FM

    In an all-JMU program, “Air Play” presents the JMU Guitar Ensemble, “Suite Espagnole” by Gaspar Sanz; The Madison Singers, “Ave Marie” by Tomas Luis de Victoria, “Magnificat” by Rene Clausen and Hymn to the Mother of God” by John Tavener; JMU Chorale, selections from Mozart’s Requiem; and JMU Symphony Orchestra, Piano Concerto No. 1 by Dmitri Shostakovich, with pianist Tracey Reed.

    Streamed concurrently online at http://wmra.org.

  • Apr 16
    JMuse Cafe: Making Places

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

    The JMuse Cafe is partnering with the Institute for Visual Studies and local civic groups and campus organizations to continue this year’s program on “Space, Place, and Community,” the highly successful series of community conversations and events, which started last fall. While previous events focused on Harrisonburg’s past, the spring events will offer a thoughtful public dialogue about how we can create successful public spaces and places that build community, as well as an evening of poetry on place and identity. These discussions will help us to learn from the past as we shape our future.

    “Making Places” focuses on the question “How can we create places that foster community?”

    Panelists are Dr. Linwood Rose, JMU president emeritus, and Ron Copeland, founder of Our Community Place.

    For more information, check http://sites.jmu.edu/jmuse or send email to jmuse@jmu.edu.

     

  • Apr 16
    Gilbert and Sullivan's H.M.S. Pinafore

    Set sail on the high seas with Gilbert and Sullivan’s gleeful and sassy satire H.M.S. Pinafore. This lighthearted and hilarious operetta spoofs British social mores in a convoluted tale of mistaken identity and star-crossed lovers.

    For more information and tickets, visit http://www.jmu.edu/forbescenter/events/2014/04/16-hms-pinafore.shtml

  • Apr 17
    Madison Commemorative Debate and Citizen Forum

    6 p.m.
    Wilson Hall Auditorium

    The championship round of the 14th annual debate, which draws competitive debaters from around the world, is open to the public. The debate topic is "This house believes that warrantless electronic surveillance by the U.S. Government has done more harm that good."

    Sponsored by the Rupe Foundation, Madison Debate Society and the School of Communication Studies. Free.

  • Apr 18
    Arbor Day Trees and Native Plant Sale

    April 18-19

    9 a.m.-3 p.m. Friday and Saturday
    Frances Plecker Education Center, Edith J. Carrier Arboretum

    For savvy gardeners wanting a garden filled with plants tailored by Mother Nature to be suited to regional climate and precipitation, the arboretum’s sale is the right place to shop. Shop hard-to-find native plants, shrubs and trees.

    Check http://www.jmu.edu/arboretum/ for a partial list of plants, shrubs and trees that will be offered at the sale.

  • Apr 20
    Easter Sunrise Service

    6 a.m.
    Edith J. Carrier Arboretum

    JMU RISE hosts the annual interdenominational Easter Sunrise Worship Service.

  • Apr 20
    Campus Cookies Easter Egg Hunt for JMU Students

    1-4 p.m.
    Edith J. Carrier Arboretum

    Sponsored by the Office of Residence Life, JAC card required, JMU students with JAC cards search for hidden Easter eggs holding valuable coupons and discounts to area merchants and a free cookie from Campus Cookies.

  • Apr 21
    Walk-Up Plant Sale

    April 21-Oct. 31

    9 a.m.-3 p.m.
    Edith J. Carrier Arboretum

    Shop from the entire greenhouse inventory of natives, perennials, shrubs and trees, by advance appointment only, with $50 minimum purchased required.

    Call (540) 568-3194, or visit the arboretum website to make an appointment http://www.jmu.edu/arboretum/index.html.  

  • Apr 21
    ArtWorks Gallery Exhibition

    April 21-May 1

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

    The exhibition features work by JMU undergraduate students.

    Opening reception, April 21 from 5 to 7 p.m.

    For information, call (540) 568-7175. Free.

  • Apr 22
    Earth Day Wildflower Walk in the Arboretum

    10 a.m.
    Begins at the Frances Plecker Education Center, Edith J. Carrier Arboretum

    Arboretum Director Jan Sievers Mahon leads walk highlighting the environmental benefits the arboretum provides its community.

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

  • Apr 25
    Virginia Native Trees Tour

    1 p.m.
    Frances Plecker Education Center, Edith J. Carrier Arboretum

    Arboretum Director Jan Sievers Mahon leads the tour to observe Arbor Day in Virginia.

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

  • Apr 25
    Logic and Reasoning Institute Colloquium

    3:30 p.m.
    Institute for Visual Studies, Room 208, Roop Hall

    Professor Michael Palmer of the Teaching Resource Center at the University of Virginia presents “Discovering Infinit(ies).” Free.

  • Apr 26
    Wildflower Walk in the Arboretum

    10 a.m.
    Begins at the Frances Plecker Education Center, Edith J. Carrier Arboretum

    A Virginia Native Plant Society docent guided tour.

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

  • Apr 27
    Join us for the FVC and PASO Scholarship COLOR 5k!

    Flyer for Color 5kHosted by The Friends of Valley Charities and JMU's Public Affairs Student Organization, the FVC and PASO Scholarship Color 5k will be held Sunday, April 27, 2014 at 10:00 a.m. on the Festival Lawn at James Madison University. Participants will be doused from head to toe with various colors at each mile marker! All proceeds from the color run will be donated to The Friends of Valley Charities Scholarship, a grant for JMU students who have cancer or are directly affected by cancer. Entry fees are as follows:

    Non-Student
    $30 until April 2, 2014
    $35 until April 25, 2014
    $40 until April 27, 2014

    Kids (strollers are welcome) & teams of 5 or more
    $15 until April 2, 2014
    $20 until April 25, 2014
    $20 until April 27. 2014

    Student
    $20 until April 2, 2014
    $20 until April 25, 2014
    $20 until April 27,2014

    *Inspirational Home Stretch signs may be purchased for $30 per sign. These signs feature words of encouragement for participants and are displayed along the final stretch of the 5k. Click here for more information on purchasing an Inspirational Home Stretch sign. Purchase forms must be submitted by April 10, 2014.

    To register online, click here. Or for a print copy of the registration form, click here. Make checks payable to Friends of Valley Charities, 4245 Lucy Long Drive, Harrisonburg, VA 22801.

    For information on sponsoring the 5k, click here

    Register by April 1 and you will receive a free race t-shirt and one free raffle ticket. Additional raffle tickets may be purchased on race day to help raise funds for The Friends of Valley Charities Scholarship.

    Race packets will be available for pick up on Friday April 25 from 4:00 to 6:00 p.m. in the lobby of Zane Showker Hall or on race day.

    For additional details and race updates, click here.

    Support this scholarship by joining us on Sunday, April 27 for the FVC and PASO Scholarship COLOR 5k! 

  • Apr 27
    JMU Symphony Honors Concert

    Experience the excitement of the JMU Symphony Honors Concert as the JMU Symphony Orchestra accompanies the winners of the prestigious School of Music Concerto Competition.

    For more information and tickets, visit http://www.jmu.edu/forbescenter/events/2014/04/27-jmu-symphony-honors-concert.shtml

  • Apr 29
    Clybourne Park

    By Bruce Norris

    “Vital, sharp-witted and ferociously smart” (The New York Times), Clybourne Park pits Race against Real Estate in this 2011 Pulitzer Prize and 2012 Tony Award-winning play. Two generations of characters dance around social politics in one house on two afternoons, 50 years apart. Features students from JMU’s School of Theatre and Dance. Contains adult language.

    For more information and tickets, visit http://www.jmu.edu/forbescenter/events/2014/04/29-clybourne-park.shtml

  • Apr 30
    Arboretum Tour Celebrating Historic Garden Week

    1 p.m.
    Begins at the Frances Plecker Education Center, Edith J. Carrier Arboretum

    Arboretum Director Jan Sievers Mahon leads a tour focusing on the arboretum’s bulb collection, wildflowers and flowering shrubs and trees.

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

  • May 2
    Final examinations

    May 2-8 (Friday-Thursday)
    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

  • May 10
    Mother's Day Carriage Rides

    May 10-11

    6:30-9:30 p.m. Saturday and Sunday
    Leave from the Frances Plecker Education Center, Edith J. Carrier Arboretum

    Give mom a special and memorable celebration with a carriage ride through the natural beauty of the arboretum.

    Costs vary per person for adults and children, and per private carriage. Call (540) 568-3194 for more information.

  • May 26
    Memorial Day

    University closed.

  • Jul 4
    Independence Day

    University closed.

  • Aug 11
    Peace Camp

    Aug. 11-15

    8:30 a.m.-2:30 p.m. Monday-Friday
    Warren Hall

    The theme for Peace Camp is “Peace and Diversity.”

    Children ages 6-13 are encouraged to register. Children 14 or older are encouraged to apply to be a junior counselor.

    The cost is $60 per child but scholarships are available.

    Sponsored by the Mahatma Gandhi Center for Global Nonviolence. For more information check http://www.jmu.edu/gandhicenter or call (540) 568-7249.

  • Nov 27
    Thanksgiving Holiday

    Nov. 27-28

    University closed.

  • Dec 24
    Holiday

    Dec. 24-31

    University closed.

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