New Madison magazine issue revealed at award-winning event

Extra, extra! The newest edition of Madison magazine, JMU’s official publication, is available

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by Khalil Garriott (’04)

Madison magazine cover reveal

SUMMARY: Ahead of its launch to the public, the Madison magazine staff held an exclusive gathering that was the latest iteration in an award-winning event series.

HARRISONBURG, Va. — The latest issue of Madison magazine, the official publication of James Madison University, was revealed Sept. 1 in the Center for Global Engagement’s office.

More than 50 people attended the event, which recently won a national award. Madison Magazine Release Parties won a Gold award, the top honor, in the Special Event category of the 37th Annual Educational Advertising Awards. The Educational Advertising Awards is the largest, oldest and most respected educational advertising awards competition in the country. In 2022, more than 2,000 entries were received from 1,000-plus colleges, universities, and secondary schools from all 50 states and several foreign countries. 

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Following the dramatic reveal of a large version of the cover — which the general public had not been privy to seeing previously — was a thoughtful Q&A between Meg Mulrooney and Felix Wang. The JMU faculty members conversed about Mulrooney’s cover profile of Yuri Nemoto (’46) and Wang’s efforts with the APIDA Caucus. With the backdrop of the issue’s theme of “Supporting Student Success,” they also shared ways that Asian American students can be successful at JMU and support avenues on campus for students from APIDA communities. 

Meg Mulrooney
Also a professor of History, Meg Mulrooney chairs the Campus History Committee. Her research on the history of JMU plays an integral part in telling the full story of the institution and people connected to it. If you knew Yuri Nemoto (’46) or have a similar story to share, the committee would like to hear from you at

Mulrooney said, “I am grateful to the magazine staff for choosing Yuri Nemoto’s story for the magazine and for creating such a meaningful way to share it with the world. We all showed an ethic of care in recognizing the harm she and her family experienced, and the way her story illuminates a broader legacy still affecting the present.”

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Last week’s iteration was the fifth in the ongoing event series. Over time, the Madison magazine brand has been employed as a valuable franchise at events. You can submit story ideas by emailing the staff. 

“What a wonderful event,” said Ann Marie Coe, associate director of University Advancement events. “It’s always a pleasure collaborating at this event, and having Meg and Felix was an added bonus.” 

The magazine is now available across campus and will be distributed in mailboxes beginning Sept. 12.

Jasmine and Jada White
Attendees Jada (left) and Jasmine White gathered in Madison Hall to celebrate the Fall 2022 issue of the longstanding, award-winning publication. The students were featured in the article “Connections STEM From Community” by Kristen Essex.
Felix Wang
Prior to joining the Honors College as the assistant dean, event speaker Felix Wang was the senior associate executive director for the Center for Global Engagement.


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Published: Tuesday, September 6, 2022

Last Updated: Thursday, January 4, 2024

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