Other Events

November 16: Dining Services Closes at 7:30 PM for Thanksgiving Break

November 17: Thanksgiving Break

November 17: Residence Halls Close for Thanksgiving Break

November 17: Football at Towson

November 19: Thanksgiving Holiday

November 19: Nov 19 - Strategic Doing™ Webinar

November 19: University Closed

November 22: Thanksgiving Day

November 24: Residence Halls Reopen

November 24: Dining Services Reopens at 4:30 PM

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

November 26: Classes Resume

November 27: Professional Grant Development Institute (January Symposium)

November 27: Write on Site

November 27: AAAD Minor Info Session

November 27: Aurora De Armendi

November 28: Pre-Retirement Planning (TD1372)

November 28: Pre-Retirement Planning (TD1372)

November 28: Contemplative Practices for Self-Care (Faculty Community)

November 29: Toward Successful Cooperative Learning (Workshop)

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: Write on Site

November 30: Seminar: Human Pathogens on Plants: A Case Study of Salmonella in the Tomato Pre-harvest Environment

November 30: Toward Successful Cooperative Learning (Workshop)

December 4: Write on Site

December 4: Religion Gone Wild

December 5: Contemplative Practices for Self-Care (Faculty Community)

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: Write on Site

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

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 3: Professional Grant Development Institute (January Symposium)

January 4: January Symposium 2019

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

January 15: Add Drop Deadline Semester and 1st Block

January 15: Mistakes I Made at Work: 25 Influential Women Reflect on What They Got Out of Getting It Wrong

January 16: Myers-Briggs Type Indicator (MBTI) Temperaments (TD1259)

January 16: Kennedy Center's Me...Jane: The Dreams & Adventures of Young Jane Goodall

January 17: Procurement Overview: The ABC's of Purchasing at JMU (TD1104)

January 17: Ouch! That Hurts: Speaking Up or Staying Silent, The Choice is Yours (TD1399)

January 18: Preparing Faculty to Be Inclusive Teachers (Institute)

January 18: Advanced AACP Connect: Managing Multiple Bosses (TD2146)

January 18: Kyle Abraham/A.I.M.

January 21: Martin Luther King Jr. - Holiday

January 22: Successful Communication Via Devices (TD2152)

January 23: Jeremy Denk

January 24: Add Departmental Permission - Semester and 1st Block

January 24: 8 Dimensions of Leadership

January 24: JMU JobLink (IT195)

January 25: Withdraw from University Deadline

January 25: Advanced AACP Overview (TD2144)

January 27: A Holocaust Remembrance - I Never Saw Another Butterfly

January 29: Benefits Basic Training(TD2274)

January 30: Basic Finance & Budgeting: Getting Your Financial Ducks in a Row (TD1373)

January 31: Use Candor to Improve Performance (TD2359)

January 31: Schubertiade - Celebrating Schubert's birthday

February 4: Grants: Post-Award Practices & Procedures (TD1502)

February 4: SUCCESs: Making Ideas Stick

February 5: Student Assessment Day

February 5: Withdraw deadline for 1st block classes

February 5: Finding Focus: Managing Multiple Priorities (TD2038)

February 5: Benefits Basic Training(TD2274)

February 5: Student Employment Essentials (TD1460)

February 6: Achieve More by Fearing Less

February 7: 5 Choices (TD1699)

February 7: DiSC for AACP (TD2194)

February 8: The Platinum Rule (TD1485)

February 8: Board of Visitors Meeting

February 9: Shanghai Opera Symphony Orchestra

February 12: Event Planning at JMU: Everyone Can Benefit (TD1006)

February 12: Focus: The Hidden Driver of Excellence (TD1826)

February 12: Benefits Basic Training (TD2274)

February 14: 5 Choices (TD1699)

February 14: Retirement 101: Understanding Your VRS Retirement (TD1212)

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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