• First day of school 2017 First day of school

    The new academic year kicked off with lots of smiles, school spirit and appreciation.

  • vs-rodriguez.jpg The Valley Scholars Effect

    Believers join forces to create a bright future for area youth.

  • Hall of Distinction inaugural group On the shoulders of giants

    Five distinguished educators are honored for their contributions to JMU and the teaching profession.

  • default image AASCU Honors JMU Engagement

    AASCU Honors JMU Engagement

  • Paul Bogard Professor's second book gets down to earth

    Paul Bogard's The Ground Beneath Us: From the Oldest Cities to the Last Wilderness, What Dirt Tells Us About Who We Are, gets readers to think about a natural resource that is largely taken for granted.

  • Engagement Fellows A meaningful engagement

    JMU's opening trio of Engagement Fellows has completed a rewarding year of public service.

  • mm-jennifer-marshall-portrait.jpg Finding her brave

    Jennifer Marshall ('01) transformed her battle with mental illness into triumph and galvanized a movement

  • Shahn-students 'Drawing on the Left'

    Duke Hall Gallery exhibition featuring Ben Shahn could qualify as destiny at work.

  • David Vaughn - COB Learning Complex Supply, demand and opportunity

    David Vaughn ('17) plans to become a "2020 Visionary" for the College of Business Learning Complex.

  • Pearl Scott Almond with 4-H Club Alumna celebrates 108th birthday

    Pearl Scott Almond ('30) graduated from Madison when it was still known as the State Teachers College at Harrisonburg.

  • 05-24-Hartzler-Weakley-Harris-Zingraff Chasing the Madison Vision

    I am so fortunate to not only pursue my passions but to get to work with such talented and dedicated people interested in affecting change in our community.

  • Paullin-guitar When divergent passions meet

    Alex Paullin's ('14) nonprofit organization uses music to spread the word about environmental conservation in the developing world.

  • gabriele-swimmer-mmss17.jpg A fine balance

    Biology professor Mark Gabriele ('95) shares the far-reaching effects of the student-athlete experience.

  • football celebration A culture of winning

    Madison's unmatched success in athletics in recent years is not happenstance.

  • Student-athletes-table-meeting A balanced equation

    Student-athletes have the formula for excelling on the field and in the classroom.

  • wheelchair basketball Sports as empowerment

    The ripple effects of exposure to adapted sport and disability sport can be transformational.

  • presgraves-swimmer-mmss17.jpg 'All in'

    Amanda Presgraves ('16) took the drive to succeed from the swimming pool to entrepreneurship.

  • Jamie Nicholson women's lacrosse club The club scene

    With 50 sport clubs and 23 intramural programs to choose from, there's something for almost everyone.

  • Olivia Lehman and teammates Achieving success

    JMU Athletics is committed to cultivating a quality student-athlete experience.

  • Team Infuzed from 2017 Jackson Rainey Business Plan Competition Cultivating the Entrepreneur Spirit

    Team Infuzed takes first place at the 2017 Jackson-Rainey Business Plan Competition by demonstrating savvy business skills developed in the COB 300 course, a hallmark of JMU's BBA curriculum.

  • gabbin-tobin-234212-1009.jpg 'Dr. Gabbin will see you now'

    Sean Tobin ('92), Joanne Gabbin and the importance of realizing one's gifts

  • finn-1 Renowned JMU alumnus helps prepare Media Arts and Design students

    Brad Frost, a graduate of the Media Arts and Design program and author of Atomic Design, virtually met with students to discuss his best career advice.

  • 2017-hyink-cooperman-lehman Competitive in life

    A new leadership development program helps student-athletes transition from the playing field to professional careers.

  • 19-2016JMUFB.jpg National champions

    Relive the JMU football team's run to the national championship.

  • Kin Headley From Frisco, with love

    Dukes fans showed up all season long, but few traveled a more difficult road to the FCS title game than Kin Headley ('91).

  • Adam Ballou US Soccer Can't-miss ability

    Adam Ballou ('15) hasn't let his disability keep him from reaching the pinnacle of his sport.

  • default image JMU brass band in England: Students respond to performing on an international stage

    Freshman Cassie Coss was home in Spotsylvania, Virginia, over winter break when she received a message from Mr. Kevin Stees, professor of tuba and euphonium at James Madison University and director of the internationally recognized JMU Brass Band.

  • default image The OIP and community engagement

    As concerns grow about potential changes in the U.S. immigration rules and their impact on our greater JMU community, the role of International Student and Scholar Services (ISSS) in supporting community engagement becomes all the more important.

  • gabbin-impact Larger than Life

    Aside from her long list of accomplishments, the impact of Joanne Veal Gabbin's life has been something far more important.

  • gabbin-featured The transformation into myself

    How do JMU professors guide students to success beyond graduation? Just ask Kisha Hughes.

  • Week Around the World Finding tools for social justice

    Every year, James Madison University holds International Week to provide a venue for international students and faculty to share insights about their backgrounds and cultures.

  • 17-gus-bus-white-house-ceremony.jpg The Gus Bus stops at the White House

    JMU's longstanding mobile literacy program wins a National Arts and Humanities Youth Program Award.

  • maya-angelou-tribute-234153-1009.jpg JMU salutes an American icon

    JMU's Furious Flower Poetry Center in collaboration with the Forbes Center paid tribute to Maya Angelou.

  • Semester in Scotland with map Fostering a liberal arts education abroad

    A summer program in Scotland allows JMU sophomores to complete a significant number of their General Education requirements amid the rich beauty and culture of the land.

  • Theresa Clarke Clarke Receives Top State Honor

    Marketing professor Theresa Clarke receives top honor from SCHEV.

  • rankin-hartinger-234189-01935.jpg Look deeper, think better

    Want to master critical reasoning skills? JMU English professor Mark Rankin says studying the humanities is a great place to start.

  • steve-smith-232838-1023.jpg 'The ultimate connector'

    Friends band together and create a scholarship honoring their friend Steve Smith ('71, '75M).

  • carrier-library-reopening-234135-1049.jpg The heart of the university

    Libraries and Educational Technologies at JMU is meeting the scholarly needs of students and faculty with specialized spaces and resources.

  • cisr-rutherford-portrait-234091-1005.jpg Making a safer world

    CISR director Ken Rutherford shares some reflections on the center's two decades of work to improve lives around the globe.

  • Cheryl Beverly at Fort Knox How to think, not what to think

    Leadership education at JMU bridges the civilian and military worlds to provide superlative results.

  • Evan Friss on C-SPAN JMU's own lectures in history

    History professor Evan Friss presents a lecture on "The Suburbs" for C-SPAN series.

  • contagion-234043-4087.jpg Outbreak

    Contagion, the latest case study in ethical reasoning from the Madison Collaborative, asks JMU freshmen to decide which groups should receive a life-saving vaccine

  • atkinson-panel-group-234128-7930.jpg Matters of state

    In her work for the State Department, Emma Atkinson ('09) has managed conventional weapons destruction programs around the globe.

  • snp-Elmar-gravestone Park's natural beauty belies a lost culture

    Centennial anniversary of National Park Service offers time for reflection on the history, value and future of the parks

  • Sam Collier - 2016 Learning by Doing

    As director of experiential learning, Sam Collier plans and promotes programs that give students hands-on opportunities to develop their professional skills.

  • Jim Acosta portrait Truth teller

    CNN senior White House correspondent Jim Acosta ('93) discusses the Obama presidency, the American political landscape, Cuba and the state of journalism

  • Mary Gowan and Brent Berry - Brent Berry Food Drive - 2016 CoB Community Donates Food, Health Items to Salvation Army

    The College of Business community participated in the eighth annual Brent Berry Food Drive, donating more than 6,000 food items, baby products and hygiene necessities to the Salvation Army.

  • CIS Graduate, Hailey Fleming on Graduation Day 2015 The Power of Connections

    For Hailey Fleming, business is personal. Relationships with professors and networking opportunities with JMU alumni gave the 2015 graduate's career a jump start while she was a student.

  • chbs free clinic huddle JMU's Counseling and Psychological Services partners with Harrisonburg-Rockingham Free Clinic

    JMU graduate students from CAPS are bringing behavioral services to patients of the Free Clinic

  • bonded-gurniak-234171-1005.jpg A bonding experience

    JMU senior and Honors student Matthew Gurniak combined his love for chemistry and theater to create a musical

  • gus-bus-samantha-harris-234236-1010.jpg On the bus

    Student volunteers say that working with the Reading Road Show/Gus Bus Program has brought them closer to the community

  • Rebecca Brannon mug Historically human

    For history professor Rebecca Brannon, research is about more than reading old texts and learning new facts

  • Jason Harris mug Master storyteller

    Advertising executive Jason Harris' ('93) firm is the creative force behind some iconic corporate brands, but increasingly he's focused on the power of social good campaigns.

  • Display Name only Big changes ahead for Office of International Programs

    Spring Semester 2017 will bring a major transformation to the OIP: a new space - Madison Hall - and a new name - the Center for Global Engagement

  • Tammy and Aric Noboa A force for transformation

    Couple's leap of faith inspired a dream they couldn't ignore

  • opera-thomas-raiquan-234144-8477.jpg Opera, unexpected

    Raiquan Thomas didn't always have his sights set on a serious music career, but JMU alumnae changed that

  • non-traditional-sandlin.jpg The nontraditional Madison Experience

    Adult students bring academic focus and valuable life perspectives to the classroom

  • non-traditional-sandlin.jpg The nontraditional Madison Experience

    Adult students bring academic focus and valuable life perspectives to the classroom

  • 29-emeriti_kozlowski_portrait.jpg Two generations of service

    Two deeply connected alumni share the reasons they contribute their time and resources to JMU

  • 26-James-Orrigo-Portraits Going 'Outside the Music Box'

    Alumni couple bring cheer to children in hospitals across the nation

  • Family meeting with student A helping hand

    International students benefit from mentors, friendships with local families

  • Five JMU Students who were Collegiate ECHO Challenge Winners 2016 Practical Learning Experience Propels Students to the Top

    Out of 225+ entries and 30 semifinalists, JMU's Ubique Consulting team earned the 3rd place Bronze Award in the Marketing EDGE Collegiate ECHO Challenge.

  • Generic CoB News Image Mentoring Student Researchers

    A rising junior marketing major, Jami Adler already has co-authored a published research paper in her field - even before taking her first marketing course at JMU.

  • Google Online Marketing Challenge 2016 Winners posing around Duke Dog statue JMU Wins Big in 2016 Google Marketing Challenge

    Two teams of JMU marketing students earned $20,000 for two Virginia non-profits by competing in the ninth annual Google Online Marketing Challenge (GOMC).

  • JMU College of Business Study Abroad Photos - Europe and South and Central America CoB Abroad

    Students from JMU's College of Business (CoB) became world travelers this summer, broadening their horizons while gaining a glimpse of how business is conducted in other parts of the world.

  • spatial history borg and andrick When worlds come together

    A JMU history professor and a geographic information science specialist are developing an affordable, interactive mapping tool

  • ireland trip documentary Teaching an old culture new tricks

    A nonprofit organization in County Clare, Ireland, has a toolkit to help preserve the region's rich oral history thanks to a visit from JMU professors and students

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