Gold Standard of Transfer Programs
JMU's Transfer Summer Springboard orientation program won national recognition from the National Association of Student Personnel Administrators as the Grand Gold Award winner for 2012.
JMU PR students are traveling the world learning from their international counterparts
May Means Service
48 JMU students began their summer break by volunteering to help rebuild New Orleans, La.
The Galapagos connection
JMU alum and scientist Carole Baldwin ('81) guided Zach Foltz ('08) from a junior biology major trying to break into marine biology into a promising scientist overseeing a Smithsonian-leased island off Belize.
Changing the world one person at a time
It's not just a slogan. It is Madison&#151;a living, evolving university where change is the status quo. Equipped with the power that knowledge gives, JMU students, faculty and alumni work toward a brighter future in nearly every sector of...
Cheaper and more portable than a bike, its practicality can't be denied. JMU history professor Howard "H" Gelfand says skateboarding offers a way to reduce our carbon footprint. He knows; he's a concrete shredder from way back.
Red, Blue and JMU
Virginia Republican Dave Rexrode ('01) and Democrat David Mills ('02) graduated from JMU within a year of each other and hold mirror positions as executive directors of the two primary Virginia political parties.
Bob Gordon honored for 50 years at JMU
He's described as the kind of professor who "is exactly what universities need more of." Professor Bob Gordon's exceptional, and continuing, career at JMU is honored by the J. Robert Gordon Scholarship given to a freshman with a...
Phi Beta Kappa and love of learning
"I came in as a media arts and design major, and added a Spanish major and a minor in political communications. People ask me how I have managed...I just say,'I love to learn,'" says Allison Gould, an inaugural member of JMU's...
Helping secure the vote in Afghanistan
Army 1st Lt. Tyler Moyer ('08) served a 10-day mission to recon and secure the polling sites in Afghanistan from the Taliban during the presidential election.
Talk about performance!
<strong> Dance major Kelsey Hickson ('10) combines pre-med, biology, dance and community service in her routine </strong><br/> By Jacquelyn Walsh ('09)
QEP Steering Committee to submit report
The committee tasked with developing a quality enhancement plan for the university is set to deliver their report to the university"s accrediting body, the Southern Association of Colleges and Schools Commission on Colleges.
Carly Starke knows firsthand that genetic variations can lead to disease. She's hopeful that the research she began as a JMU freshman using molecular biology and biochemistry techniques put her on a path to finding cures through genetic research.
Following his bliss
Piano performance/music composition major Andrew T. Pham ('11) chose JMU and the School of Music for its focus on performance and the approachability of the faculty. "I got such a positive feeling from the music professors," he recounts.
Called 'America's outcasts,' homeless children are innocent victims of economic downturns, cutbacks in social programs, and lack of affordable housing. But JMU's innovative approach to solving problems that seem to have no simple...