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July 2015

July 3: University Closed:

James Madison University will be closed July 3 in observance of Independence Day.

Please see the Official University Closings and Holiday Schedule and the 2015 Modified Summer Schedule for additional dates and frequently asked questions.

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July 3: Independence Day Holiday:

Classes do not meet.

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July 5: 2015 Male Academy and Female Institute Summer Programs:

2015 Male Academy and Female Institute Summer Programs

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July 6: Add with Department Permission Deadline:

Graudate
2nd Six Week

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July 6: Art in the Arboretum:

July 6-Aug. 31

8 a.m.-4:30 p.m. Monday-Friday
Frances Plecker Education Center, Edith J. Carrier Arboretum

Manita K. Bentley presents a photo art exhibit titled “Spring-Summer-Fall-Winter.” The collection showcases “a full circle of life in the place where I spend most of my time capturing the nature from the Shenandoah Valley including the Edith J. Carrier Arboretum and Botanical Gardens, which I call ‘the sanctuary for everyone,’” writes Bentley.

For information, check http://www.jmu.edu/arboretum or call (540) 568-3194. Free.

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July 7: Upperclass Room Change Forms Due:

Room Change Forms for upperclass students living on campus for the 2015-2016 academic year are due to the Housing Office by July 7th.

The form can be found here.

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July 7: Summer Band Camps: Visit jmusbc.com for more information on how to apply and pay for the 2015 Summer Band Camps. MORE >


July 7: VALIC One-On-One Counseling Sessions:

Let VALIC help you make financial decisions that are right for you. Schedule an appointment today with a consultant to discuss your personal financial situation on a confidential basis. They will be available to discuss how to help meet you financial goals with products, such as mutual funds and annuities, or other financial matters you have. Sessions start at 9:00 a.m. - 5:00 p.m. and will be held on the 3rd floor of the Wine Price building, North Campus, 752 Ott Street.

To schedule an appointment in advance call (888) 477-2680 or email sean.lankard@valic.com or email michael.cooley@valic.com or by phone at (800) 892-5558 Ext. 88900

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July 8: Performance Management Information Sessions for Supervisors of Classified Employees (TD1181):

Location: Wine-Price Building

Workshop Description: These sessions will cover the supervisors need to know items related to the performance evaluation process and a “crash course” overview of the performance management tools for classified employees. Content of the session includes the key dates and timelines, best practices for performance management, and important reminders related to the process. Employees are welcome to attend.

Presented by: Jenny Toth, JMU Human Resources

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July 8: Performance Management Information Sessions for Supervisors of Classified Employees (TD1181):

Performance Management Information Sessions for Supervisors of Classified Employees (TD1181)

Course# TD1181

Note: This workshop is capped at 15 participants.

Total Workshop Time: 2.5 Hours

Pre-requisites: None

Workshop Description: These sessions will cover the supervisors need to know items related to the performance evaluation process and a “crash course” overview of the performance management tools for classified employees. Content of the session includes the key dates and timelines, best practices for performance management, and important reminders related to the process. Employees are welcome to attend.

Presented by: Human Resources Consulting Services

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July 8: Arboretum Summer Brown-Bag Lunch Lecture Series:

Noon-1 p.m.
Pavilion, Edith J. Carrier Arboretum

Marie Rothwell, 4-H extension agent, Augusta County, presents “Backyard Chickens.”

For information, check http://www.jmu.edu/arboretum or call (540) 568-3194.

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July 8: Leading at the Speed of Trust (TD1484):

Location: Wine-Price Building

Session: 1 of 3

Target Audience: Individuals interested in learning how to turn trust into an asset.

Workshop Description: “Who do you trust and who trusts you? The skill that separates mediocre managers from highly effective leaders in today’s higher education environment is the ability to extend Smart Trust. Leading at the Speed of Trust (TD1484) raises trust from an often ignored "soft skill" to a critical leadership behavior. When we engage with others at the Speed of Trust we dramatically increase effectiveness, significantly strengthen relationships, and substantially improve the likelihood of reaching objectives. The workshop is designed to help you learn the language and practice the behaviors research shows to be common to high trust people throughout the world. You will have the advantage of getting things done easier and quicker when you leave behind the low trust culture and climate that shows up all too often in higher education. Join us to find out what Leading at the Speed of Trust is and understand the real, genuine impact trust can have on your ability to lead and be effective.”

Participants will:

  • Understand why trust is a learnable and measurable leadership skill that makes organizations more profitable, people more promotable, and relationships more energizing.
  • Understand the hard, measurable impact of trust.
  • Quantify the real, measurable cost of the trust tax™ being paid within your organization, work group, or other relationships.
  • Master 13 behaviors common to high trust leaders around the world.
  • Learn and engage in a new language of keywords to communicate trust effectively.
  • Develop the critical leadership skill of learning to increase your propensity to extend trust.
  • Create a weekly Trust Action Plan to increase trust with all key stakeholders and relationships.

This Multi-Session workshop will include:

  • Session 1: The Case for Trust; Principles of SelfTrust & Improving SelfTrust; & Principles of Organizational Trust, pt. 1
  • Session 2: Principles of Relationship Trust, pt. 2; Building Trust & Extending and Restoring Trust & Principles of Organizational Trust, pt.1
  • Session 3: Principles of Organizational Trust, pt. 2; Organizational Credibility & Organizational Priciples of Market Trust: Building Market Trust; & Principles of Societal Trust

Presented by: Michael McCleve, Associate Director, Dux Center and FranklinCovey Leading at the Speed of Trust Certified

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July 9: Event Planning at JMU: Everyone Can Benefit (TD1006):

Location: JMAC 4, IT Training Center

Workshop Description: Outstanding occasions don’t just happen…they are created by planning ahead! Need help in planning your event? If so, join Events Management Team members as they guide you through the process of putting together the perfect event. Important resources and helpful hints will be shared with participants! Don’t panic, plan! (formerly HR1006)

Presented by: Debbie Kauffman, Festival Scheduling Coordinator, Madison Union; Sue Burket, Assistant Director, Event Management, Madison Union; Debbie Miller, Event Scheduling Coordinator, Madison Union; Ellen Callahan, Special Events Catering and Ben Lundy, Field Operations Manager, University Parking Services.

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July 10: Summer Sessions Ends:

Final Exams will be held on the last day of class or as arranged by the instructor.

Undergraduate
2nd Four Week
Eight Week

Graduate
2nd Four Week

 

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July 10: Music Listening: An Active Art:

children dancing in a circle.

The Kodály concept is a philosophy of music education inspired by Hungarian composer, ethnomusicologist, and educator, Zoltán Kodály. It stresses singing as the foundation of children’s musical development. Based on the developmental readiness of the child, the Kodály approach involves a sequential layering of skills and concepts designed to build success for every student. Instruction is based on multi-cultural folk song repertoire and art music, and includes singing, dancing, game-playing, improvisation, composition, and musical instruments. Comprehensive musicianship, music literacy, and love of music are the ultimate goals. The JMU course is one of only 23 endorsed by the Organization of American Kodály Educators.

James Madison University offers a Master of Music with a concentration in music education. Both traditional and summer-only programs are available. Six hours of Kodály course credit may be applied toward this degree.

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July 10: Cascade Overview Training:

This training what was formerly a combined Phase 1 and Phase 2 training. 

Cascade Overview Training will go over the philosophy of the new web publishing system, Cascade and also include a basic technical training for Cascade that will train users to enter content via content types (mainly news, events, stories and images) into Cascade and expose them to the basic fundamentals of using Cascade to publish their website.

Enroll through MyMadison class number IT579.

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July 10: Taking Care of the Office Caregiver...YOU! (TD1841):

Location: Wine Price Building

Workshop Description: Are you the one everyone comes to in your department when they have a question or need supplies? Do your student assistants look to you for advice and mentoring? Are there days when you feel like you have helped everyone else and have been unable to complete your own tasks?

Administrative professionals and office assistants are often the hub and the go-to person in their departments. Being involved with so many people and tasks can lead to increased stress and put you at risk for job burnout. It is important to take the time to care for yourself.

In this workshop participants will:

  • Learn how to balance yes and no
  • Develop a strategy for prioritizing responsibilities and relationships
  • Discuss communication techniques that can help convey empathy and assistance without adding to your to-do list
  • Learn how to make pampering yourself a priority

Presented by: Renee Reed, Employment Outreach Specialist, Human Resources

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July 12: MOVE:

What

MOVE, a state-wide event for rising 9th, 10th, and 11th grade African-American males with a disability and their parents.

Attendees will learn to overcome barriers, become self-determined, and graduate high school college and career ready.

Parents will learn to support their sons and better navigate the educational system.

When

Sunday, July 12, 2015, 11:00 a.m.- Tuesday, July14, 2015, 5:00 p.m.

Where

DoubleTree by Hilton Hotel, Charlottesville, VA

This event is FREE.
Mileage will be reimbursed; meals and hotel stay are provided.

Application Due Date - May 8, 2015

Applications will be reviewed and acceptance letters will be sent by May 22, 2015. NO LATE APPLICATIONS WILL BE ACCEPTED.

The event is capped at 50 participants.

Complete Online Application Form

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July 13: Delegation and Feedback (TD1295):

Location: Wine-Price Building

Workshop Description: Delegating responsibility involves trust, authority and effective communication. Delegating a task and providing feedback without micro-managing can be a delicate balancing act.

In this session participants will learn how to:

  • Analyze tasks for delegation
  • Select delegatees
  • Assign tasks
  • Execute task delegation
  • Provide feedback sessions
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July 14: Course Withdrawal Deadline GR - 8 Week:

Course Withdraw Deadline

Last day to declare or change a grading or repeat option

Graduate
Eight Week

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July 14: Storytime in the Understory:

11 a.m.-noon
Edith J. Carrier Arboretum

The monthly program helps children develop an understanding of the importance of nature from children’s literature selections. Bring a picnic blanket or lawn chairs and a brown-bag picnic lunch for after storytime.

For more information, check http://www.jmu.edu/arboretum.

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July 14: Botanical Illustration Workshop:

July 14, 16, 21, 23 and 28

1:30-4:30 p.m. Tuesdays and Thursdays
Frances Plecker Education Center, Edith J. Carrier Arboretum

Botanical Illustration in Pen and Ink is a five-session workshop for adults who want to learn how to produce different strokes and create tone by using stipple and line. Lynda Chandler, artist in residence, teaches the workshop series.

For information, including a supply list, syllabus and registration details, check http://www.jmu.edu/arboretum/botanical-ink-illustration-registration.shtml or call (540) 568-3194. Workshop fee is $125.

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July 14: StrengthsFinder 2.0 (TD1695):

Location: Wine-Price Building

Workshop Description: Do you have the opportunity to do what you do best every day? What are your strengths? Chances are, you don’t know. All too often, our natural talents go untapped. From the cradle to the cubicle, we devote more time to fixing our shortcomings than to developing our strengths. Gallup's Clifton Strengths Finder assessment is the first step in helping people identify their talents.

In this workshop, participants will:

  • Learn the components that make up your strengths
  • Identify obstacles to maximizing your talents
  • Discover your top five strengths themes
  • Develop strategies to maximize your talents

This workshop is based on the book StrengthFinders 2.0 by Tom Rath.

Presented by: Raymond Brown, Jr., Professional Development Specialist

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July 15: 3-Day Summer Program:

July 15, 2015 - 9am - 5pm

July 16, 2015 - 9am - 5pm

July 17, 2015 - 9am - 5pm

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July 15: Arboretum Summer Brown-Bag Lunch Lecture Series:

Noon-1 p.m.
Pavilion, Edith J. Carrier Arboretum

Brian Wagner, principal biologist with Ecosystem Services, presents “Stream Restoration.”

For information, check http://www.jmu.edu/arboretum or call (540) 568-3194.

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July 15: Leading at the Speed of Trust (TD1484):

Location: Wine-Price Building, 3rd Floor

Session: 2 of 3

Target Audience: Individuals interested in learning how to turn trust into an asset.

Workshop Description: “Who do you trust and who trusts you? The skill that separates mediocre managers from highly effective leaders in today’s higher education environment is the ability to extend Smart Trust. Leading at the Speed of Trust (TD1484) raises trust from an often ignored "soft skill" to a critical leadership behavior. When we engage with others at the Speed of Trust we dramatically increase effectiveness, significantly strengthen relationships, and substantially improve the likelihood of reaching objectives. The workshop is designed to help you learn the language and practice the behaviors research shows to be common to high trust people throughout the world. You will have the advantage of getting things done easier and quicker when you leave behind the low trust culture and climate that shows up all too often in higher education. Join us to find out what Leading at the Speed of Trust is and understand the real, genuine impact trust can have on your ability to lead and be effective.”

Participants will:

  • Understand why trust is a learnable and measurable leadership skill that makes organizations more profitable, people more promotable, and relationships more energizing.
  • Understand the hard, measurable impact of trust.
  • Quantify the real, measurable cost of the trust tax™ being paid within your organization, work group, or other relationships.
  • Master 13 behaviors common to high trust leaders around the world.
  • Learn and engage in a new language of keywords to communicate trust effectively.
  • Develop the critical leadership skill of learning to increase your propensity to extend trust.
  • Create a weekly Trust Action Plan to increase trust with all key stakeholders and relationships.

This Multi-Session workshop will include:

  • Session 1: The Case for Trust; Principles of SelfTrust & Improving SelfTrust; & Principles of Organizational Trust, pt. 1
  • Session 2: Principles of Relationship Trust, pt. 2; Building Trust & Extending and Restoring Trust & Principles of Organizational Trust, pt.1
  • Session 3: Principles of Organizational Trust, pt. 2; Organizational Credibility & Organizational Priciples of Market Trust: Building Market Trust; & Principles of Societal Trust

Presented by: Michael McCleve, Associate Director, Dux Center and FranklinCovey Leading at the Speed of Trust Certified

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July 15: "With Good Reason" Public Radio Program:

3 p.m.
WMRA, 90.7 FM

Dr. Christian Davis, associate professor of history at JMU, says there is a relationship between the racial subjugation the occurred in Germany’s African colonies and the rise of an anti-Semitic movement back home – a movement that would later form the ideological core of Nazism.

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July 16: "Don't Look at Me in that Tone of Voice!" (TD1709):

Location: Wine-Price Building

Workshop Description: “I am happy to help with that project”, I say as I bite my lip and rub my neck. Which do you believe - my words or my actions? Research has shown time and time again that 50 to 70 percent of our communication comes from non-verbal cues - body language. We rely heavily on these subtle – and not so subtle – ways of communicating how we truly feel. We use clichés such as “it’s not what you said, it’s how you said it” and “actions speak louder than words” because, when receiving conflicting messages, we almost always choose what a person does over what a person says. In this class, we will discuss many of the ways in which we communicate non-verbally, so that we can use these signs and signals to communicate more effectively.

In this workshop participants will:

  • Learn the most common non-verbal cues and what they mean
  • Identify the non-verbal cues he/she uses most often
  • Develop a plan for ensuring that words are consistent with body language

Presented by: Jennifer Campfield, Director of Training and Development

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July 17: Professional Health Care Interpreter Training:

 “Bridging the Gap” Health Care Interpreter Training

Nationally-Recognized 40-Hour Program

Dates for Next Scheduled Courses

July 13-17, 2015--9 a.m. to 6 p.m.

October 3 & 4, 10, 17 and 24, 2015—9 a.m. to 6 p.m.

Key Concepts Covered During BTG Course

  •  Basic Interpreting Skills
  •  Roles of the interpreter
  • Code of Ethics
  •  Intervening
  • Health Care in the U.S.
  •  Medical Terminology; Anatomy & Physiology
  •  Culture and its impact on Interpreting
  •  Interpersonal Skills and Advocacy
  •  Professional Development

 Requirements

Must be proficient in English and a second language

Must pass oral and written language proficiency exam (call to schedule)

Location

Summer course meets at Covenant Presbyterian Church, Harrisonburg, VA

Fall course meeting at Sentara RMH Medical Center, Harrisonburg, VA

Fees

Health Care Language Proficiency Test $50.00

“Bridging the Gap” Course & Exam $500.00 (Discount for full time college students)

For More Information

Blue Ridge AHEC 540.568.2576

Email BTGtraining@jmu.edu

Website http://www.brahec.jmu.edu/

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July 17: SEA Summer Social:

SEA Summer Social

The Staff Emeriti Association invites you and a guest to our 2nd event!

WHEN:  Friday, July 17 from 5:30-8:00 p.m.

WHERE: At the Cross Keys Vineyards courtyard, 6011 E. Timber Ridge Road,

            Mt. Crawford, VA (www.crosskeysvineyards.com)

Come join fellow Staff Emeriti for a relaxing social at the Cross Keys Vineyards’ Finally Friday event featuring music by Mike Davis.    

We will have tables reserved for our group.  Light fare, wine by the glass and non-alcoholic beverages (sodas, tea, coffee, water) will be available for purchase.  No cover charge.  If it rains, the event will be moved inside.

RSVP your attendance and a guest by July 10th: staffemeriti@jmu.edu

Plan now to attend…..see you at the courtyard!

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July 17: Broadway Classics - A Musical Theatre Revue:

Summer in the Shenandoah Valley just got better! The Forbes Center and JMU's School of Theatre and Dance will once again present musical theatre programming in the summer. This musical celebration features both Golden Age and contemporary classics, from Oklahoma! to Les Miserables and Cats to current Broadway hits. Features JMU musical theatre students. To enjoy a boxed bistro meal before the show, order by July 14.

For tickets and further information, visit http://www.jmu.edu/forbescenter/events/2015/07/17-broadway-classics.shtml

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July 19: JMU Vocal Arts Camp:

July 19-25
8:45 a.m.-8:15 p.m. Sunday-Saturday

A weeklong celebration of choral singing!

This July 19-25, under the auspices of the Choral Area at James Madison University, talented middle- and high-school singers from around the state will have the opportunity to share in a weeklong summer experience of choral singing. In addition to daily rehearsals, movement classes and group social activities, campers receive daily Kodaly-based and Orff musicianship classes.

Lynnel Joy Jenkins and Dr. W. Bryce Hayes, nationally recognized leaders in choral music education, will conduct our Vocal Arts Summer Camp Choruses. They will be joined by special guest appearances of the choral and music education faculty of James Madison University and supported by JMU music students as music counselors and music interns.

For more information and registration information please check our website www.jmu.edu/vocalartscamp or contact Dr. Tonya Menard, administrative director, at vocalartscamp@jmu.edu.

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July 20: Course Withdrawal Deadline - GR 2nd Six Week:

Course Withdraw Deadline

Last day to declare or change a grading or repeat option

Graduate
2nd Six Week

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July 20: ePar, Account Codes, and Hours Tracking (TD1916):

Location:  Wine-Price Building

Description:
A key responsibility for administrative assistant support staff is understanding how positions are classified at JMU and what the requirements are for hours of work.  This information session will introduce you to the many classifications of positions and the process for establishing, monitoring and tracking of hours of work related to the Affordable Care Act.  The PAR process will be reviewed and clarified related to both ePAR and paper PAR.

Course Objectives:

  • Position classification overview
  • Affordable Care Act and state requirements on hours of work
  • When to use ePAR and when to use paper

Presented by: Amber Lam, Human Resources Consulting Team

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July 21: JMU JobLink (IT195):

Location: JMAC 4, IT Training Center

Workshop Description: JMU JobLink is a university-wide tool that serves faculty, staff and students. The software streamlines the recruiting and reporting processes.

Users Guide

Presented by: Jennifer Kester, Recruitment/Employment Team Leader, Human Resources

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July 21: Personal Mission, Vision and Values (TD1770):

Location: Wine-Price Building

Workshop Description: Personal mission, vision and value statements define who you are and what is important to you. They give you a sense of clarity and purpose as well as guide decisions and actions. If you have started working on personal mission, vision and value statements and want to complete them or have been thinking about writing them but have not started, this workshop is where you need to be.

In this workshop, participants will:

  • Learn about personal mission, vision and value statements
  • Write and/or finish personal mission, vision and value statements
  • Create a visual graphic depicting personal mission, vision and value statements

Presented by: Raymond Brown, Jr., Professional Development Specialist

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July 22: CGEMS Genome Data Carpentry and Genome Browser workshop:

Save the date!

CGEMS is hosting a free Genome Data Carpentry workshop, coupled with a workshop on using the UCSC Genome Browser, from July 22nd to July 24th, 2015.

More information to follow

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July 22: Solving the Great Workplace Mystery (TD1008):

Location: Wine-Price Building

Workshop Description: People who are most successful at work aren't the most 'talented', they're the ones who understand what business they're in and who all those people are that we call 'bosses', 'co-workers', 'students' and the rest. In this fast-paced session, you'll learn a new perspective on customer service and how it can energize the way you feel about work.

In this workshop participants will:

  • Learn how employee engagement impacts customer service
  • Identify the critical elements of workplace fulfillment as revealed in the Q12
  • Make the connection between fulfillment and customer service performance
  • Learn some important customer service fundamentals

Presented by: Raymond Brown, Jr., Professional Development Specialist

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July 22: Cascade Open Lab Training:

This course is an Open Lab, for those that have been through Cascade Overview Training and have a production login to Cascade, hosted by members of the web development team dealing with questions regarding your specific site in Cascade.

Cascade Open Lab Training will take place at the IT Training Center (JMAC4).

Enroll through MyMadison class number IT578.

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July 22: Arboretum Summer Brown-Bag Lunch Lecture Series:

Noon-1 p.m.
Pavilion, Edith J. Carrier Arboretum

Bland Crowder and Marion Lobstein of the Flora of Virginia Project present “Flora of Virginia App.”

For information, check http://www.jmu.edu/arboretum or call (540) 568-3194.

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July 22: Leading at the Speed of Trust (TD1484):

Location: Wine-Price Building, 3rd Floor

Session: 3 of 3

Target Audience: Individuals interested in learning how to turn trust into an asset.

Workshop Description: “Who do you trust and who trusts you? The skill that separates mediocre managers from highly effective leaders in today’s higher education environment is the ability to extend Smart Trust. Leading at the Speed of Trust (TD1484) raises trust from an often ignored "soft skill" to a critical leadership behavior. When we engage with others at the Speed of Trust we dramatically increase effectiveness, significantly strengthen relationships, and substantially improve the likelihood of reaching objectives. The workshop is designed to help you learn the language and practice the behaviors research shows to be common to high trust people throughout the world. You will have the advantage of getting things done easier and quicker when you leave behind the low trust culture and climate that shows up all too often in higher education. Join us to find out what Leading at the Speed of Trust is and understand the real, genuine impact trust can have on your ability to lead and be effective.”

Participants will:

  • Understand why trust is a learnable and measurable leadership skill that makes organizations more profitable, people more promotable, and relationships more energizing.
  • Understand the hard, measurable impact of trust.
  • Quantify the real, measurable cost of the trust tax™ being paid within your organization, work group, or other relationships.
  • Master 13 behaviors common to high trust leaders around the world.
  • Learn and engage in a new language of keywords to communicate trust effectively.
  • Develop the critical leadership skill of learning to increase your propensity to extend trust.
  • Create a weekly Trust Action Plan to increase trust with all key stakeholders and relationships.

This Multi-Session workshop will include:

  • Session 1: The Case for Trust; Principles of SelfTrust & Improving SelfTrust; & Principles of Organizational Trust, pt. 1
  • Session 2: Principles of Relationship Trust, pt. 2; Building Trust & Extending and Restoring Trust & Principles of Organizational Trust, pt.1
  • Session 3: Principles of Organizational Trust, pt. 2; Organizational Credibility & Organizational Priciples of Market Trust: Building Market Trust; & Principles of Societal Trust

Presented by: Michael McCleve, Associate Director, Dux Center and FranklinCovey Leading at the Speed of Trust Certified

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July 23: Editing: Hard Copy and Electronic (TD1450):

Location: JMAC4, IT Training Center

Workshop Description: This session begins with editing hard copy documents using standard copy marking symbols. In addition, this course teaches you how to use Microsoft’s track changes feature to edit documents electronically. Electronic editing is one of the best editing tools for collaborating on documents you write for your office.

After completing this session, you will be able to:

  • Use copy marking symbols correctly
  • Use track changes when you want to mark up documents electronically
  • Accept or reject your revisions
  • Insert, view, edit, and delete comments

Presented by: Cindy Allen, Instructor and Internship Coordinator, School of Writing, Rhetoric, and Technical Communication

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July 24: Summer Sessions Ends - UG Six and Ten Week:

Final Exams will be held on the last day of class or as arranged by the instructor.

Undergraduate
Six Week
Ten Week



 

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July 25: Computer Based Praxis Test:

The James Madison University Praxis testing site is located in the Assessment & Testing Center (formerly known as the Ashby Lab) in the basement of the Ashby Residence Hall. It can be accessed through a small entry door on the ground floor to the right of the main hall steps. 

We offer testing on Saturdays once a month, twice a month in January and September. Please remember that not all tests are offered on all testing dates. Go to the ETS website for further information and to register at http://www.ets.org/praxis.

- See more at: http://www.jmu.edu/coe/esc/praxis.shtml
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July 27: Cyber Defense Boot Camp for Virginia High School Technology Teachers:

Overview

The Department of Computer Science at James Madison University is offering a five-day boot camp from July 27-31, 2015 to cover the basics of Cyber Defense for high school technology teachers. This boot camp will provide interested teachers with the opportunity to learn the fundamentals of Cyber Defense and provide them with a complete set of course material (lecture slides, lab projects, and tools) to take to their home institutions.

Participants will learn:

  • The basics of setting up and administering a Windows operating system
  • Hardening techniques for securing Windows hosts
  • What tools attackers commonly use to perform reconnaissance on their targets
  • How and why attackers perform password cracking, network sniffing, and other attacks
  • The tools defenders typically utilize to defend their systems and respond to incidents

It is important to note that we will not be trying to teach the participants how to be attackers (we will be sure to point out the legal and ethical issues of all techniques that we will cover), rather we will focus on helping them to understand the types of things that attackers typically do, how the attackers intend to use that information, and what defenders can do to protect themselves and their systems.

After completing the boot camp, we hope that participants will be inspired to continue their own exploration of information security and cyber defense and also involve interested students at their school in these activities through some sort of group or club. We will also provide information about the CyberPatriot program and how your school can compete.

How to Apply

If you are interested in participating, please complete the online application by June 30, 2015. Participants will receive $1,500 to cover the costs associated with the trip, travel, learning materials, educational expenses, lodging and meals. If you have any questions, please e-mail Brett Tjaden at tjadenbc@jmu.edu.

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July 28: July Committee Meeting:

July Staff Emeriti Committee Meeting

Date:  July 28, 2015 at 2:00 PM

Location:  Wine Price Building, Conference Room 3030

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July 29: Co-Teaching and Universal Design for Learning: Creating Powerful Instruction:

July 29-30, 2015

Sponsored by: Virginia Department of Education Region 5 Training/Technical Assistance Center

There will no cost to attend this event
Stipend will be $100 per day for 10-month employees
Mileage will be reimbursed for up to 1 driver per team. Teams must include: an administrator and identified 2015-16 co-teachers

Hotel

Hotel accommodations will be the responsibility of attendees. Participants electing to stay overnight will book and pay for their own hotel accommodations. Room blocks at the state rate of $83.00 have been arranged as folllows:

Fairfield Inn & Suites
1946 Medical Avenue, Harrisonburg
Click this link for reservation
540.433.9333 (reference School Improvement Conference)
Book by July 8, 2015

Residence Inn
1945 Deyerle Avenue, Harrisonburg
Call 540.437.7426 (ask for TTAC Group rate)
Book by June 29, 2015

Questions?

Yvonne Conder, Conderyx@jmu.edu
540.568.6746

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July 29: Digital Ethics & Reputation Damage in a Social Media Culture (TD1558):

Location: Wine-Price Building

Workshop Description: This workshop will give adults, professionals and teaching candidates insight into today's social web and media from an adult perspective. Adults are coming online using social media at a rapid rate using Facebook, Twitter and other Web2.0 tools. They face reputation damage, identity theft, virus intrusion, professional discipline, job loss and more if they are not careful with their cellphones and web browsers. Strategies for dealing with compulsive media use and protecting ones privacy will be covered.

Presented: Joe Showker (JMU '79) - National Advisory Board-WebWiseKids.org

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July 29: Arboretum Summer Brown-Bag Lunch Lecture Series:

Noon-1 p.m.
Pavilion, Edith J. Carrier Arboretum

Dr. James McNeil from the Smithsonian-Mason School of Conservation presents “Fireflies, Sustaining Nature’s Lights.”

For information, check http://www.jmu.edu/arboretum or call (540) 568-3194.

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July 30: Individual Professional Development Plan Workshop (TD1152):

Location: Wine-Price Building

Workshop Description: Individual Professional Development Plan: What is it? And how do I use it?
Developing a realistic personal plan for professional growth and development can be challenging and overwhelming. During this session, the Individual Professional Development Plan (IPDP) will be reviewed and the steps to create a meaningful plan will be covered. Participants will also have time to work or complete their own IPDP.

Presented by: Jenny Toth, JMU Human Resources Consulting Services

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July 30: Individual Professional Development Plan Workshop (TD1152):

Course# TD1152

Note: This workshop is capped at 16 participants.

Total Workshop Time: 1 Hour

Pre-requisites: None

Workshop Description: Individual Professional Development Plan: What is it? And how do I use it?
Developing a realistic personal plan for professional growth and development can be challenging and overwhelming. During this session, the Individual Professional Development Plan (IPDP) will be reviewed and the steps to create a meaningful plan will be covered. Participants will also have time to work or complete their own IPDP.

Presented by: Jenny Toth, Human Resources Consulting Services

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July 30: Move It Virginia (TD2035):

Location:  Wine-Price Building

Description: The benefits of our modern and efficient world do not come without a cost.  For many of us that cost is an excessively sedentary lifestyle.  With long hours at our desks, commutes and relaxing at home in front of TVs, computers, tablets and smartphones, many of us spend 8 hours or more sitting each day – that’s more time than most of us  spend sleeping! And, it may be surprising that the latest research shows that even a dedicated exerciser cannot make up for the negative effects of sitting all day with a daily workout. Inactivity isn’t only expanding our waistlines and draining our energy, it is literally killing us.  It’s time to find a better balance between time on our feet and time on our rears.

Presented by: Kristina Fischback, CommonHealth Regional Coordinator

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July 31: Room/Roommate Assignments Announced:

Room assignments and roommate information will be emailed to first year students on July 31. Move in for first year students is August 25 and 26 from 9:00am to 2:00 pm, depending on which residence hall the student has been assigned to. 

Until then, check out our Move In Guide for a list of what to bring and what to leave at home! 

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July 31: Summer Blue Moon Carriage Rides:

7-10 p.m.
Edith J. Carrier Arboretum

Enjoy being drawn through the woodlands of the arboretum by beautiful Belgium and Percheron teams of horses and an experienced coachman on a warm summer night in a romantic convertible carriage.

For information and prices, check http://www.jmu.edu/arboretum or call (540) 568-3194.

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