Other Events

October 16: eVA Overview - IT502

October 16: How to Prepare for an Active Shooter Event (TD2100)

October 16: Write on Site

October 16: Fulbright Research Projects: From France to Finland (Roundtable)

October 16: I'm a Search Committee Member - Now What? (TD2338)

October 16: Tea with the Dean

October 16: More Than Measures

October 17: Global Ethics Day

October 17: Using Emotional Intelligence to Manage Workplace Disappointment (TD2189)

October 17: Identity, Ethics and Volunteerism with Endangered Species

October 17: Contemplative Practices for Self-Care (Faculty Community)

October 17: Anti-Racism: Theory and Research (Scholarly Talk)

October 17: ECC - Fast Paced Turn-Taking

October 17: Washington Semester Information Session

October 17: RFC Film Screening of A Better Man

October 18: Little Red Corvette 2.0 (TD2289)

October 18: Infusing Fun Into the Workday (TD2176)

October 18: No Excuse for Abuse Domestic Violence

October 19: STEP Wilderness Therapy Retreat

October 19: Write on Site

October 19: Editing: Hard Copy and Electronic (TD1450)

October 19: ROUNDTABLE -- Young Voters in 2018: What's the same and what's different?

October 19: AACP: Ready, Set, Go! (TD2277)

October 19: Seminar: Building the Human Brain: Cytoskeletal Regulation of Neurodevelopment

October 19: WGSS Porch Party

October 20: Vox Luminis - J.S. Bach Motets

October 21: Instascammed

October 22: Add/Drop Deadline 2nd block

October 22: MADtalk: A Talk About Whiteness

October 22: The 38th Annual JMU Contemporary Music Festival featuring the music of Libby Larsen

October 23: JMU Student Life (TD2034)

October 23: Visiting Scholar Libby Larsen

October 23: Write on Site

October 23: Content Development and Design for Cascade and Beyond (TD2150)

October 23: Tea with the Dean

October 23: CRCF Information Session

October 23: JMU Sentara RMH Collaborative After Hours

October 24: Planning for Retirement Today and Taking Advantage of All That JMU Offers! (TD2265)

October 24: Planning for Retirement Today and Taking Advantage of All That JMU Offers! (TD2265)

October 24: Contemplative Practices for Self-Care (Faculty Community)

October 24: Honors College Homecoming Week Celebration Lunch

October 24: How to Start a Successful Mentoring Relationship (Workshop)

October 24: Writing for Machines

October 24: ECC - Emailing Professors

October 24: Straight/Curve Film Screening and Discussion

October 25: Withdrawal deadline for semester classes

October 25: The $6,000 Egg: 10 Golden Rules of Customer Service

October 25: Book Club

October 25: Body Empowerment Table

October 25: How to Start a Successful Mentoring Relationship (Workshop)

October 25: Madison Caucus for Gender Equality Happy Hour

October 26: Homecoming Weekend

October 26: Homecoming

October 26: Homecoming

October 26: Write on Site

October 26: Event Planning at JMU: Everyone Can Benefit (TD1006)

October 26: Lotsmart Fonjong, Ph.D.

October 26: PUBLIC LECTURE -- European Colonialism and the Creation of Fragile States in Africa: Interrogating the Quest for Anglophone Nationalism and Human Rights Violations in Cameroon

October 26: Seminar: Development and validation of a novel fluorescent biosensor to measure forces acting on the nuclei of living cells

October 26: Allies to Accomplices: Building Meaningful Spaces of Solidarity For Faculty and Students (Roundtable)

October 26: Philosophy & Film Club: Amour

October 26: WGSS Alumni Panel

October 26: Cascade Open Lab Training

October 27: Football vs Stonybrook

October 28: Humayun Khan

October 29: Democracy in Peril?

October 30: Write on Site

October 30: Cascade 8 Training

October 30: Tea with the Dean

October 30: Model African Union applications are due on Oct. 30

October 30: Corporations are People Too

October 30: Visiting Scholar Kent Greenfield

October 30: The Bleeding Edge Film Screening

October 30: She Kills Monsters

October 31: Add Departmental Permission - 2nd Block

October 31: Contemplative Practices for Self-Care (Faculty Community)

October 31: ECC - University Urban Myths

November 1: Eight Key Questions for Ethical Reasoning Workshop

November 1: Investing 101 (TD2358)

November 1: Investing 101 (TD2358)

November 1: Clear as Mud (TD1482)

November 1: Documentary Screening for All Ages: an up close look at butterflies, hummingbirds, bees, bats and flowers

November 1: JMU study-abroad applications are due on Nov. 1

November 2: Write on Site

November 2: Advanced AACP Overview (TD2144)

November 2: Seminar: Stress hormones as multi-scale modulators of disease risk in a changing world

November 2: Start with Why: How Great Leaders Inspire Everyone to Take Action

November 2: Soweto Gospel Choir

November 5: Registration Begins for 2019 Spring Semester

November 5: First day of registration for Spring 2019

November 6: Write on Site

November 6: The Ideal Team Player (TD2235)

November 7: Pre-Retirement Planning (TD1372)

November 7: Contemplative Practices for Self-Care (Faculty Community)

November 7: Nov 7 - Engagement for the Public Good

November 7: Campus Risk Management & Safety Update (TD1036)

November 7: ECC - Is this plagiarism?

November 8: Engaging Students through Meaningful Reflection, Inquiry, and Feedback (Workshop)

November 8: Reflect, Re-create and Rock Your Retirment

November 8: Greening Your Office (TD1516)

November 8: SEA Dutch Treat Lunch

November 8: Book Club

November 8: Puppy Pride-November

November 8: Vievee Francis - Poetry Reading

November 8: Vievee Francis

November 8: Madison Caucus for Gender Equality Happy Hour

November 8: Painting Bees & Molding Wax: The Role of Pollinators in the Artist's Studio

November 9: Write on Site

November 9: Seminar by Kelton McMahon, University of Rhode Island

November 9: Engaging Students through Meaningful Reflection, Inquiry, and Feedback (Workshop)

November 9: Board of Visitors Meeting

November 9: Dead Man Walking featuring the JMU Opera Theater

November 10: Honors College Open House

November 10: JMU Faculty & Staff Appreciation Day with JMU Football

November 12: FALL 2018 Career Day

November 12: Grants: Post-Award Practices & Procedures (TD1502)

November 12: Cascade Open Lab Training

November 13: DMV Connect on Campus

November 14: Pre-Retirement Planning (TD1372)

November 14: Pre-Retirement Planning (TD1372)

November 14: Creating a Visual Model of Human Knowledge

November 14: Visiting Scholar Robert Brown

November 14: Reduced Shakespeare Company

November 15: 11-15-thesis-due-tgs

November 15: 11-15-may-grad-app-due

November 15: Withdrawal deadline for 2nd block classes

November 15: Graduation Application Deadline to the Registrar - Spring 2019

November 15: eVA Overview - IT502

November 15: Washington Semester applications are due on Nov. 15

November 16: Seminar by Natasha Woods

November 16: Philosophy & Film Club: Vagabond

November 17: Thanksgiving Break

November 19: Thanksgiving Holiday

November 19: University Closed

November 26: Incomplete work Spring/Summer 2018 due to instructor

November 27: Professional Grant Development Institute (January Symposium)

November 27: AAAD Minor Info Session

November 28: Pre-Retirement Planning (TD1372)

November 29: Presentation in Your Pocket (TD2181)

November 29: Book Club

November 29: Cascade 8 Training

November 29: DEADLINE: Honors Capstone Final Project for Dec. 2017 Grads

November 29: DEADLINE: Capstone Project Application and Proposal

November 30: Seminar by Rebecca Bell, FDA

December 5: IQ or EQ? Both Please! (Emotional Intelligence Basics) (TD2060)

December 5: Winter 2017 Honors College Symposium

December 5: Puppy Pride-December

December 6: Book Club

December 6: Dancescapes featuring JMU's Virginia Repertory Dance Company

December 7: Last Day of Classes

December 7: Last day of class - semester and 2nd block

December 7: The Energy Bus (TD2234)

December 8: Final Examinations

December 8: Final Exams - semester and 2nd block

December 8: Holidayfest: Selections from Handel's Messiah

December 12: eVA Overview - IT502

December 12: Holiday Gala

December 13: Laser Cut an Ornament (TD2360)

December 13: Madison Caucus for Gender Equality Happy Hour

December 14: Graduation Ceremonies

December 14: Cascade Open Lab Training

December 14: Honors College Winter Medallion Ceremony

December 14: Laser Cut an Ornament (TD2360)

December 14: 12-14-commencement

December 15: Undergraduate Commencement Ceremony

December 19: University Closed

January 7: First Day of Classes

January 8: Do You Hear What I Hear? (TD2170)

January 10: 12 Tips for Retooling Your Time Management

January 11: AACP: Ready, Set, Go! (TD2277)

January 11: Taste of the Forbes

Event Resources


Ongoing Attractions

Edith J. Carrier Arboretum
Open daily dawn to dusk
Off University Boulevard
Contains a wide variety of trees and plants native to Virginia; call (540) 568-3194 for tours; free.

JMU Meteorite Collection
Open daily
First- and second-floor hallways, Physics and Chemistry Building
Features fragments of meteoroids that survived passage through the atmosphere to fall to the earth's surface as masses of metal or stone; includes specimens from Diablo Canyon, Ariz., the Sahara Desert and the Central European Strewn Field; free.

Masks from Around the World Collection at the College of Education
8 a.m.-6 p.m. Monday-Friday
Lobby of War Memorial Auditorium, Memorial Hall
Featuring 50 masks, this collection was donated to the college for use by its students interested in studying the interplay between cultural ideals and masks; the collection includes masks used in performance, masks of Asia and masks of Europe; free.

JMU Mineral Museum
8 a.m.-4:30 p.m. Monday-Friday
Room 6139, Memorial Hall
The Department of Geology and Environmental Science opens its collection of over 550 crystals and gemstones from around the world to the public; for information, call (540) 568-6130; free.

JMU Libraries and Educational Technologies' Special Collections
10 a.m.-4 p.m. Monday-Thursday and by appointment
Room 207, Carrier Library
Features manuscripts, rare books and periodicals, oral histories and other resources for study, including many acquisitions focusing on the Central Shenandoah Valley; for information, call (540) 568-3612; free.

“Dressing for Shakespeare in Shenandoah” Exhibition
Open during library hours through February 2018
Historic west wing of Carrier Library
Presented by JMU Libraries and Educational Technologies, the exhibition illustrates the importance of the Bard in the first 50 years of JMU history, with a focus on 1916, when the 300th anniversary of Shakespeare’s death was commemorated on campus and in Harrisonburg. The exhibition includes images and ephemera from JMU’s Special Collections showing the two-day celebration, which included a mile-long parade and an outdoor pageant. Also featured are items from the JMU School of Theatre and Dance’s historic clothing and costume collections, as well as Shakespearean costumes from the Federal Theatre Project (1935-39). Students and Shakespeare, a related exhibition on the second floor of the library, near the Special Collections Reading Room, is also available.

The little Gallery Underground
Open during music library hours
JMU Music Library, Room B59, Music Building
The gallery is a place for music visualized. It features rotating displays of art by local artists, both within the JMU community and beyond. What makes the gallery unique is the connection between visual art and music. For more information, visit https://www.jmu.edu/music/little-gallery.shtml.

John C. Wells Planetarium
Miller Hall
The planetarium offers full-dome shows and special events for the public; groups can schedule visits by calling (540) 568-4071; check the planetarium's website at http://www.jmu.edu/planetarium/index.shtml for the latest information; free.

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