Other Events

November 23: Thanksgiving

November 25: Residence Halls Reopen from Thanksgiving Break

November 27: Incomplete work due to instructor for Spring/Summer 2017

November 27: Classes Resume

November 27: Scholarly Writers' Lockdown

November 27: Open House Facebook Live Panel

November 28: Improving Productivity by Putting Procrastination in Its Place (TD2177)

November 28: The Art of Asking Questions (TD2080)

November 28: Geology Seminar Series

November 28: STC Workshop - iMovies and Photos

November 28: Catalyst Quartet

November 29: Retirement 101: Understanding Your VRS Retirement (TD1212)

November 29: Open House

November 30: Apply to be an Engaged Teacher Scholar

November 30: Final Exam Forms Deadline

November 30: What Every JMU Supervisor Needs to Know (TD2104)

November 30: The Value of Play in Your Personal and Professional Life (TD1934)

November 30: How Can I Use Debate In My Classes? (Workshop)

December 1: Scholarly Writers' Lockdown

December 1: Fall 2017 Honors College Symposium

December 1: Seminar: Title TBA

December 1: How Can I Use Debate In My Classes? (Workshop)

December 1: Seminar

December 1: DEADLINE: Honors Capstone Final Project for Dec. 2017 Grads

December 1: Harrisonburg: The Musical

December 1: AA Meeting

December 2: Mystery of the Christmas Star Returns

December 2: Holidayfest: Believe

December 4: Scholarly Writers' Lockdown

December 4: MADtalk: Annie Lorenzoni, Class of 2020, "Living with the Indigenous population of America

December 5: Getting Naked

December 5: Ask A Nurse-Rose

December 5: HR Document Retention (TD2273)

December 5: JMU Jazz Ensemble and Jazz Band

December 6: Do You Hear What I Hear? (TD2170)

December 6: Puppy Pride

December 7: Ask A Nurse-Carrier

December 7: Advanced AACP Connect: Brainstorming Basics (TD2148)

December 7: Met Life On-campus Counseling Sessions

December 7: Puppy Pride

December 7: Geology Seminar Series

December 7: Dancescapes

December 8: Last day of semester and 2nd block classes

December 8: Semester and 2nd Block Classes End

December 8: Cascade Open Lab Training

December 8: Put Your Best Foot Forward

December 8: Seminar

December 8: JMU Wind Symphony and Symphonic Band

December 8: AA Meeting

December 9: Final Exam for semester and 2nd block

December 9: JMU Symphony Orchestra

December 10: JMU Brass Band

December 11: Cascade Overview Training

December 12: eVA Overview

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

December 12: Nine Minutes on Monday: The Quick and Easy Way to Turn Managers into Leaders (TD1825)

December 13: 2018 Holiday Gala

December 14: Happy Hour

December 15: Graduate School Commencement

December 15: Madtalk: Why I Donated My Kidney to a Stranger

December 15: Deadline to apply to Track II Honors

December 15: Graduate Commencement

December 16: Undergraduate December Commencement

December 16: Winter Break Begins

December 16: Undergraduate Graduation Ceremony

December 16: Undergraduate Commencement

December 18: Two Elevators Off Line in Mason Street Parking Deck

December 19: Two Elevators Off Line in Mason Street Parking Deck

December 20: Parking Services Closed

December 20: JMU Closed for Winter Break

December 31: First Night Harrisonburg 2017

January 4: January Symposium 2018

January 8: First Day of Classes

January 9: The Talent Code: Greatness Isn't Born. It's Grown. Here's How.

January 9: Social Media in the Workplace (TD2083)

January 12: Brain Health, Think About It (CommonHealth) (TD2155)

January 12: Advanced AACP Connect: Managing Multiple Bosses (TD2146)

January 12: AACP: Ready, Set, Go! (TD2277)

January 12: Extreme Couponing (TD2045)

January 12: The 13-Story Treehouse

January 15: Martin Luther King Jr. - Holiday

January 16: Add Drop Deadline Semester and 1st Block

January 16: Achieve More by Fearing Less

January 18: Procurement Overview: The ABC's of Purchasing at JMU (TD1104)

January 18: Cultivate Your Calm (TD2171)

January 19: Advanced AACP Overview (TD2144)

January 19: Honors Option Contracts Due

January 19: So Percussion

January 22: Dublin Irish Dance - Stepping Out

January 23: Managing Generations in the Workplace (TD1971)

January 23: JMU JobLink (IT195)

January 25: Add Departmental Permission - Semester and 1st Block

January 25: Can Innovation Be Taught? (Scholarly Talk)

January 25: 12 Tips for Retooling Your Time Management

January 25: Successful Communication via Devices (TD2152)

January 26: Withdraw from University Deadline

January 26: Can Innovation Be Taught? (Scholarly Talk)

January 30: Connections Day

January 30: HR Document Retention (TD2273)

February 2: Honors Option Proposals Due

February 4: Cantus - Discovery of Sight

February 5: Grants: Post-Award Practices & Procedures (TD1502)

February 6: Withdraw deadline for 1st block classes

February 6: Student Assessment Day

February 6: Benefits Basic Training(TD2274)

February 6: Student Employment Essentials (TD1460)

February 6: JMU Percussion Ensemble

February 7: Retirement 101: Understanding Your VRS Retirement (TD1212)

February 7: Congratulations! You're a Supervisor, Now What? (TD1396)

February 8: SUCCESs: Making Ideas Stick

February 8: Senior Dance Concert

February 9: Making Your Metabolism Work for You (CommonHealth)

February 9: Board of Visitors Meeting

February 11: The Steel Wheels

February 13: Event Planning at JMU: Everyone Can Benefit (TD1006)

February 13: Nonverbal Moves Can Make a Message (TD2186)

February 13: Benefits Basic Training (TD2274)

February 13: Madison Vision Series: Lynn Pasquarella

February 13: JMU Symphony Orchestra

February 15: Opera Spotlight: An Evening in Strauss' Vienna

February 16: Write it Right; Say it Correctly (TD2175)

February 16: Philosophy colloquium with Dr. Marc Hight

February 17: JMU Jazz Ensemble and Jazz Band

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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