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The Honors challenge

Photo of Diego Salinas in a rehearsal of the production of Stop Kiss

Want academic challenges? Diego Salinas ('18) says that's why he chose JMU's Honors Program.
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Honors and the arts

Photo of JMU senior Courtney Jamison and other performers rehearsing for Mainstage performance

Want an academic opportunity that you can mold into what you want and need? Senior Courtney Jamison recommends exploring JMU's Honors Program.
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Forbes Center's 2014-15 Fifth Anniversary Season
Rosanne Cash, Garrison Keillor and Ailey II top Forbes Center's 2014-2015 Fifth Anniversary Season.

Challenge, yes, but also support
Caitlin McAvoy says studying musical theatre at JMU challenges students with intensity but provides plenty of encouragement.

Art education program partners with local schools
JMU students get hands-on opportunities teaching art skills during art nights

Collaboration and planning key to Rembrandt exhibit
Collaboration and planning key to Rembrandt exhibit

JMU double Fulbright awardee teaches in Korea
Professor Sang Yoon, JMU's first two-time Fulbright award winner, shares her talents and knowledge with students in Korea.

A Moment in the Spotlight
A master class experience with Tony Award winner Patti LuPone gives JMU students a chance to learn and perform with the best.

Hidden in History
Can the history of a forgotten neighborhood shape the future? JMuse's "Remembering Place" series gives the Harrisonburg community a forum for reflection and discussion.

Becoming a 'citizen leader'
Actor, stagehand, playwright are just a few of theater major George Dippold's experiences in a program that merges the economic and creative sides of theater.

Behind the scenes: From IDEA grant to reality
Each year at JMU, creative and multidisciplinary ideas to enhance diversity come to fruition thanks to the Innovative Diversity Efforts Award (IDEA) Grants program. One example: Dress and Identity in African Cultures exhibition.

Dress and Identity in African Cultures: A great IDEA
A JMU IDEA grant bolsters a professor's vision for an exhibit highlighting cultural diversity. And JMU students get hands-on gallery and museum experience bringing the idea to reality.