Other Events

July 31: Alive With Words - poetry camp

August 1: Fall 2016 open enrollment

August 1: Housing Assignments Released

August 1: Open Enrollment

August 3: Social Media in the Workplace (TD2083)

August 3: Manager to Leader: Have You Made the Move? (TD2173)

August 3: Among Teams Communication (TD2229)

August 4: Last day of summer 2017 classes (6W2 GR) (8W GR) (12W GR)

August 4: Advanced AACP Overview (TD2144)

August 8: Eight Key Questions for Ethical Reasoning Workshop

August 8: Quarterly SEA Committee Meeting

August 8: -Storytime in the Understory

August 9: JMU Veterans Organizational Meeting

August 9: A Plan With a Purpose (TD1066)

August 9: SWaM Vendor Fair

August 10: WeCare Organizational Meeting

August 11: Advanced AACP Connect: Everyday Gap Analysis (TD2147)

August 14: Cascade Open Lab Training

August 16: Game On: Personal Power Plays (TD2167)

August 16: JMU Capital Projects SWaM Outreach Event

August 17: Communication During Organizational Stress (TD2230)

August 18: Fidelity One-on-One Counseling Sessions

August 18: SEA You at the Faculty/Staff Picnic

August 20: transitions

August 21: New Faculty Orientation

August 22: ICMA-RC One-on-One Counseling Sessions

August 22: Freshman Ice Cream Social

August 23: Cascade Overview Training

August 23: Freshman Orientation

August 24: Drive-Thru Permit Pickup

August 24: It's Complicated Facilitation - Campus Wide

August 25: Fall 2017 Assessment Day

August 25: Drive-Thru Permit Pickup

August 26: Saturday Office Hours

August 26: Drive-Thru Permit Pickup

August 28: Fall 2017 classes begin

August 28: First day of classes for Fall

August 28: Drive-Thru Permit Pickup

August 28: Met Life On-campus Counseling Sessions

August 28: Picturing Harrisonburg: Visions of a Shenandoah Valley City since 1828

August 29: Get Noticed and Get Ahead by Being Your Best at Work (TD2190)

August 29: Drive-Thru Permit Pickup

August 29: Performance Management Information Session (TD1181)

August 29: Performance Management for Supervisors of Classified Employees TD1181

August 30: Honors College Track II Application Deadline

August 31: Student Permits Expire

August 31: The Power and Science of Good Habits (TD2065)

August 31: 5 Choices (TD1699)

September 1: Customer Service When the Customer ISN'T Right (TD1065)

September 1: Wine and Cheese in the Trees Lecture at the JMU Arboretum

September 4: Cascade Overview Training

September 4: New Image Gallery Opening Reception: "School Memories: The Loss in Danwon High"

September 5: Add/Drop deadline for semester and 1st block

September 5: Legendary Service: The Key is to Care (TD2081)

September 5: New Image Photography Exhibition: "School Memories: The Loss in Danwon High"

September 5: Alternative Weekend Break Leader Info Session

September 5: Wampler Lecture: "The Photograph as Document"

September 6: MU Wellness Fair

September 6: Individual Professional Development Plan Workshop TD1152

September 6: Individual Professional Development Plan Workshop (TD1152)

September 7: Met Life On-campus Counseling Sessions

September 8: Honors College Cookout

September 8: Philosophy colloquium with Dr. Cathal Woods

September 8: Honors Option Contracts Due

September 10: Alternative Weekend Break Leader Application

September 12: Greening Your Office (TD1516)

September 12: ICMA-RC One-on-One Counseling Sessions

September 12: -Storytime in the Understory

September 12: Honors Study Abroad Info Sessions and Fair

September 13: Honors Study Abroad Info Sessions and Fair

September 14: Add with Department Permission Deadline for semester and 1st block

September 14: Happy Hour 2017

September 15: Withdraw from University with cancellation of tuition charges and refund

September 15: Think About It, Brain Health (TD2155)

September 15: Cascade Open Lab Training

September 16: JMU Football Faculty and Staff Appreciation Day

September 19: Opening Reception: Who Wore What Here

September 20: Exhibition: Who Wore What Here

September 21: Be Your Customer's Hero (TD2179)

September 21: Dominion Lecture

September 22: Family Weekend

September 22: Fidelity One-on-One Counseling Sessions

September 22: Cultivate Your Calm (TD2171)

September 22: Philosophy colloquium with Dr. Hubert Mono Ndjana

September 22: Honors Option Proposals Due

September 23: Honors College Family Weekend Breakfast

September 26: Withdraw with W grade or change a course credit option for 1st block

September 27: Cascade Overview Training

September 28: Happy Hour

September 29: Board of Visitors Meeting

October 2: LGBTQ 101: Understanding Gender and Sexual Diversity (TD2056)

October 3: Connections Day

October 4: SWaMfest

October 5: What Every JMU Supervisor Needs to Know (TD2104)

October 5: Met Life On-campus Counseling Sessions

October 6: The Office of Sponsored Program's Recognition Reception

October 9: Training Rules film screening

October 12: Retirement 101: Understanding Your VRS Retirement (TD1212)

October 12: What Every JMU Supervisor Needs to Know (TD2104)

October 12: Happy Hour

October 13: Graduation Application due to major advisor

October 13: Last day of 1st block classes

October 13: Ethical Reasoning for Everyone (TD2139)

October 16: First day of 2nd block

October 16: Matt Eich, Artist's Talk: Will You be Mine?

October 16: Honors Capstone Project Workshop

October 16: Gallery Talk & Opening Reception: Will You be Mine?

October 17: ICMA-RC One-on-One Counseling Sessions

October 17: Photography Exhibition: Will You be Mine?

October 17: Honors Capstone Project Workshop

October 18: Pre-Retirement Planning (TD1372)

October 19: 9th Africana Studies 2017 Interdisciplinary Conference

October 19: What Every JMU Supervisor Needs to Know (TD2104)

October 19: DiSC for AACP (TD2194)

October 23: Add/Drop deadline for second block

October 24: Essentialism: The Disciplined Pursuit of Less (TD2180)

October 25: Pre-Retirement Planning (TD1372)

October 25: Infusing Fun Into the Workday (TD2176)

October 26: Withdraw with W grade or change a course credit option for semester

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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