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Researching a Better Life


Matthew Williams currently works as a research associate for the CISR, an opportunity that has allowed him to work with congressional members, CISR's Department of Defense partners and a wide variety of nonprofit partners to advocate for survivors of war and conflict.
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Senior Musical Theatre Major Takes Strides Toward Graduation and a Promising Future


Mary Kathryn Johnson believes that God has hard-wired her to be in the arts.
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Memoirs and Dr. Mary Thompson
Dr. Mary Thompson, Associate Professor of English and Coordinator of the Women's and Gender Studies Program at J.M.U., investigates literary and popular culture representations of reproductive justice issues.


Innovative Program Wins Governor's Award
While high-stakes tests dominate the high school landscape, students — particularly by their senior year — are yearning to see if there is more to their education.


Seeking a more effective response system
In the past few decades, the world has been shaken like never before by the effects of natural disasters, social turmoil and political unrest.


College of Education Unveils the Transfer Student Peer Advising Center
Until this year, JMU College of Education students transferring from other schools had no specialized supports to help them navigate the ins and outs of becoming a student and teacher licensure candidate.


Grad Students Learning Through Virtual World
Every day in hospitals and healthcare facilities around the country, medical professionals are tasked with finding better solutions for their patients.


Dr. Evan Friss Publishes a New Book on the History of Cycling and American Cities
Dr. Evan Friss and his book on the History of Cycling and American Cities.


2015 JMU Valedictorian Shares Memories, Recipe for Success
"Keep working hard, but never forget to enjoy what you're doing," was Anthony Poehailos' take-home message at the College of Visual and Performing Arts Commencement Ceremony.

Anthony Poehailos

International Student Leadership Conference
This spring, the OIP's International Student and Scholar Services, in partnership with Eastern Mennonite University, brought together approximately 250 participants across the U.S. for the 25th annual International Student Leadership Conference.

International Programs

RN-BSN Program Faculty Share Their Own Journey with Students
The JMU RN/BSN online program provides access to higher education for working nurses across the Commonwealth.

JMU Nursing Faculty

Ethics in Motions with Dr. Erica Lewis
Dr. Erica Lewis, a professor in the Department of Nursing, has spent much of her professional career studying the nature of ethics and how to best teach it to others.

Dr. Erica Lewis

Charlie Newman Jr. Creates Awareness for Aortic Dissections
"A lot of people know about the heart, heart disease, and heart attacks, but the aorta is your main artery that feeds the heart," said Charles "Charlie" Newman Jr., Newman Sr.'s son and a double duke at JMU.

Charles and Charlie Newman

Student Brings Medical Expertise to Africa
JMU student Kory Schaeffer, is inspired by his time in Haiti through JMU's Alternative Spring Break program that it brings him to Ghana.

Kory Schaeffer

DMA Student Bids a "Farewell" to JMU with Arrangement
As one of his last arrangements, DMA student Mark Ardrey-Graves arranges a song called "Farewell to You" for the Treble Chamber Choir's performance at the Caladh Nua concert held at the Forbes Center for the Performing Arts in March.


Accounting Professor Nancy Nichols Elected President of American Taxation Association
Nichols has been involved with ATA for many years. She says, "I became a member of ATA while I was in my PhD program. The ATA has been there all along my professional journey, providing opportunities to meet and work with colleagues, many of whom became co-authors, mentors, and close friends."

Professor Nichols

Counseling and Supervision Doctoral Student Receives NBCC Fellowship
Doctoral student Jamie Rice has been awarded a prestigious fellowship with the National Board Certified Counselors Foundation (NBCC).

Jamie Rice

Faculty Conductor Leads Wind Symphony to National Convention
Professor Steve Bolstad knew "From the time I was a sophomore in high school, I knew I was going into music."

Steve Bolstad

Marketing Student Hopes to Bring COB Skills Back Home to India
Marketing student Kunal Jain is planning on using the skills that he has gained while at the College of Business at his family's businesses in New Delhi, India.

Kunal Jain

Spotlight: Professor Josh Linder
Professor of Sociology and Anthropology, Dr. Josh Linder, has been widely recognized for his research efforts.

Dr. Josh Linder

Gail Moruza, a sixth year engineering major with minors in biology and mathematics, learns how education can challenge you.

Gail Moruza

Kimberlee Robertella Glinka (2010) discovers the importance of "stakeholder buy-in" during her collaborative learning experience in Malta
Masters student develops multidisciplinary skills that help her balance profit and the public good in the business community.

Kimberlee Robertella Glinka

Research Faculty Member is Energized by Her Students
Communication Sciences and Disorders Professor, Dr. Brenda Ryals says "good students lift you up and make you better than you are."

Dr. Ryals

JMU Social Work Professors Honored at the Council Social Work Education Annual Meeting
During the annual meeting for social work educators and students, the Council on Social Work Education (CSWE) honored two JMU professors, Dr. B.J. Bryson and Dr. Lisa McGuire.

Drs. Bryson and McGuire

Senior Danielle Gallagher Puts the Spotlight on JMU's Ireland Programs
Senior Danielle Gallagher brings her Ireland experience back to Harrisonburg through collaboration with the Madison Art Collection.

Danielle Gallagher's Ireland Picture

In the Spotlight...Opera Spotlight, That Is
A chance encounter in London, Ontario brings Sebastian Haboczki to JMU.

Sebastian Haboczki

AHRD Faculty Attend International Conference on Human Resource Development
Over this past summer, Dr. Diane Wilcox and Dr. Noorie Brantmeier, professors in the Learning, Technology, and Leadership Education (LTLE) Department attended the International Conference on Human Resource Development and Practice Across Europe held in Edinburgh, Scotland

AHRD Faculty in Scotland

Dr. Andre Neveu and Social Media: A New Approach to Teaching Economics
Social media and teaching are finding a nice balance in the College of Business, thanks to the efforts of innovative professors such as Dr. Andre Neveu, who is an Assistant Professor of Economics.

Dr. Neveu

Junior Josh Humphries Life's Work to Better the USA
Josh Humphries exemplifies the spirit of civic engagement that suffuses JMU. The junior from Roanoke, VA, came here to major in political science, but his involvement in the world of politics and public policy is already well underway.

Josh Humphries