JMU: James Madison University News http://www.west-mainland.com/news The latest news from James Madison University en-us Fri, 12 Jul 2019 07:35:53 EDT <![CDATA[JMU adopts living wage for full-time employees]]> http://www.west-mainland.com/news/2019/07/01-pr-living-wage.shtml

James Madison University has adopted a living wage for its full-time employees.

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Mon, 01 Jul 2019 12:00:00 EDT http://www.west-mainland.com/news/2019/07/01-pr-living-wage.shtml
<![CDATA[JMU dietitian offers healthy summer eating tips]]> http://www.west-mainland.com/news/2019/07/01-pr-healthy-summer-eating.shtml

Now that summer is in full swing, here are some thoughts JMU dietetics professor Jennifer Walsh has on healthy eating.

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Mon, 01 Jul 2019 12:00:00 EDT http://www.west-mainland.com/news/2019/07/01-pr-healthy-summer-eating.shtml
<![CDATA[Furious Flower presents Nikki Giovanni ]]> http://www.west-mainland.com/news/2019/06/18-Nikki-Giovanni.shtml

Nikki Giovanni will give a reading at James Madison University on Friday, June 21.

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Tue, 18 Jun 2019 12:00:00 EDT http://www.west-mainland.com/news/2019/06/18-Nikki-Giovanni.shtml
<![CDATA[Student voices: Honors capstone project an avenue for success]]> http://www.west-mainland.com/news/honors/2019/06-17-student-voices-honors-capstone-project.shtml

Honors alumni reflect on the challenges and rewards of the Honors capstone project.

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Mon, 17 Jun 2019 09:00:00 EDT http://www.west-mainland.com/news/honors/2019/06-17-student-voices-honors-capstone-project.shtml
<![CDATA[Innovative course boosts research opportunities]]> http://www.west-mainland.com/news/2019/06/13-pr-ray-enke-pitch.shtml

This approach is meeting national calls across higher ed for large-scale engagement of early-career undergraduates in authentic STEM research.

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Thu, 13 Jun 2019 12:00:00 EDT http://www.west-mainland.com/news/2019/06/13-pr-ray-enke-pitch.shtml
<![CDATA[Landmine crisis in Yemen brings JMU professor to Capitol Hill ]]> http://www.west-mainland.com/news/2019/06/12-CISR-Capitol-Hill.shtml

Ken Rutherford, director of the Center for International Stabilization and Recovery, is available to discuss the landmine crisis.

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Wed, 12 Jun 2019 12:00:00 EDT http://www.west-mainland.com/news/2019/06/12-CISR-Capitol-Hill.shtml
<![CDATA[New Dean to lead COE]]> http://www.west-mainland.com/news/2019/06/07-new-coe-dean.shtml

After a comprehensive national search, James Madison University is pleased to announce that Mark L’Esperance will become the next dean of JMU’s College of Education.

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Fri, 07 Jun 2019 12:00:00 EDT http://www.west-mainland.com/news/2019/06/07-new-coe-dean.shtml
<![CDATA[Professor makes his mark on WWI Memorial]]> http://www.west-mainland.com/news/2019/05/29-memorial-day.shtml

Professor Emeritus of english contributes two of four inscriptions to upcoming WW1 Memorial at Pershing Park in Washington D.C.

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Wed, 29 May 2019 12:00:00 EDT http://www.west-mainland.com/news/2019/05/29-memorial-day.shtml
<![CDATA[Faculty Expert Q&A ]]> http://www.west-mainland.com/news/2019/05/28-almarode.shtml

Professor of education, answers questions about his research on educational neuroscience and how the brain absorbs information.

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Tue, 28 May 2019 12:00:00 EDT http://www.west-mainland.com/news/2019/05/28-almarode.shtml
<![CDATA[JMU research published in Nature]]> http://www.west-mainland.com/news/2019/05/28-pr-article-in-nature.shtml

A paper on the research, funded by the National Science Foundation, was published May 15 in Nature. Johnson was one of the paper's eight authors.

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Tue, 28 May 2019 12:00:00 EDT http://www.west-mainland.com/news/2019/05/28-pr-article-in-nature.shtml
<![CDATA[Peers pick JMU prof. for $10,000 award]]> http://www.west-mainland.com/news/2019/05/20-rising-star-award.shtml

Justin Henriques, associate professor of engineering, has earned a Rising Star award from the Kern Entrepreneurial Engineering Network.

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Mon, 20 May 2019 12:00:00 EDT http://www.west-mainland.com/news/2019/05/20-rising-star-award.shtml
<![CDATA[Area youth to participate in inclusive sports festival]]> http://www.west-mainland.com/news/2019/05/15-inclusive-sports-festival.shtml

More than 100 central Shenandoah Valley youth have registered to participate in wheelchair basketball, sitting volleyball, pickleball and other activities.

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Wed, 15 May 2019 12:00:00 EDT http://www.west-mainland.com/news/2019/05/15-inclusive-sports-festival.shtml
<![CDATA[Faculty Expert Q&A ]]> http://www.west-mainland.com/news/2019/05/14-daniel-morales.shtml

Professor of history, answers questions about his research on immigration, borderlands, race and ethnicity and Latin/x history.

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Tue, 14 May 2019 12:00:00 EDT http://www.west-mainland.com/news/2019/05/14-daniel-morales.shtml
<![CDATA[National Bike to Work Day ]]> http://www.west-mainland.com/news/2019/05/13-bike-day.shtml

History professor, Evan Friss is available to discuss the history of cycling for National Bike to Work Day

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Mon, 13 May 2019 12:00:00 EDT http://www.west-mainland.com/news/2019/05/13-bike-day.shtml
<![CDATA[Teacher Appreciation Week ]]> http://www.west-mainland.com/news/2019/05/07-teacher-appreciation.shtml

A professor from The College of Education is available to discuss the importance of Teacher Appreciation Week and the value that teachers bring to classrooms.

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Tue, 07 May 2019 12:00:00 EDT http://www.west-mainland.com/news/2019/05/07-teacher-appreciation.shtml
<![CDATA[JMU Board of Visitors to attend meeting]]> http://www.west-mainland.com/news/2019/05/07-bov-notice.shtml

Three members of the Board of Visitors will attend a meeting that otherwise does not require public notice.

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Tue, 07 May 2019 12:00:00 EDT http://www.west-mainland.com/news/2019/05/07-bov-notice.shtml
<![CDATA[Faculty Expert Q&A ]]> http://www.west-mainland.com/news/2019/05/01-cathryn-molloy.shtml

Professor of writing, rhetoric and technical communication, answers questions about her research on rhetoric of health and medicine and rhetoric of mental healthcare.

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Wed, 01 May 2019 12:00:00 EDT http://www.west-mainland.com/news/2019/05/01-cathryn-molloy.shtml
<![CDATA[Spring Commencement Ceremonies Honor Graduates]]> http://www.west-mainland.com/news/2019/04/30-spring-commencement.shtml

JMU congratulates the 2019 graduates at ceremonies this weekend.

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Tue, 30 Apr 2019 12:00:00 EDT http://www.west-mainland.com/news/2019/04/30-spring-commencement.shtml
<![CDATA[Board of Visitors Summary of Actions & Discussions - April 26, 2019]]> http://www.west-mainland.com/news/2019/04/26-bov-summary.shtml

The James Madison University Board of Visitors met Friday, April 26, 2019, in the Board Room of Madison’s Festival Conference and Student Center.

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Fri, 26 Apr 2019 03:55:00 EDT http://www.west-mainland.com/news/2019/04/26-bov-summary.shtml
<![CDATA[New state support helps JMU roll back in-state tuition increase]]> http://www.west-mainland.com/news/2019/04/26-tuition-update.shtml

Thanks to an influx of support from Richmond for the coming academic year, the JMU Board of Visitors voted to roll back a planned tuition increase on in-state students.

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Fri, 26 Apr 2019 02:55:00 EDT http://www.west-mainland.com/news/2019/04/26-tuition-update.shtml
<![CDATA[Pollinator gardens teach valuable lessons]]> http://www.west-mainland.com/news/2019/04/24-pollinator-gardens.shtml

Students in upper level geographic science classes and their professors are building raised garden beds to support pollinators this week.

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Wed, 24 Apr 2019 12:00:00 EDT http://www.west-mainland.com/news/2019/04/24-pollinator-gardens.shtml
<![CDATA[Faculty Expert Q&A]]> http://www.west-mainland.com/news/2019/04/24-alan-levinovitz.shtml

Alan Levinovitz, professor of religious studies, answers questions about his research at the unique intersection between food and religion.

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Wed, 24 Apr 2019 12:00:00 EDT http://www.west-mainland.com/news/2019/04/24-alan-levinovitz.shtml
<![CDATA[Graduate students unlock local prohibition history ]]> http://www.west-mainland.com/news/2019/04/24-prohibition-event.shtml

During the 2018-2019 academic year, a team of JMU graduate students uncovered and digitized 6,379 prohibition-era legal records to create an interpretive website.

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Wed, 24 Apr 2019 12:00:00 EDT http://www.west-mainland.com/news/2019/04/24-prohibition-event.shtml
<![CDATA[ Experts can discuss climate for Earth Day]]> http://www.west-mainland.com/news/2019/04/17-earth-day.shtml

With the observation of Earth Day on Monday, April 22, the JMU media relations team has compiled a list of faculty experts who can discuss environmental issues.

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Wed, 17 Apr 2019 12:00:00 EDT http://www.west-mainland.com/news/2019/04/17-earth-day.shtml
<![CDATA[JMU expert can discuss measles outbreak]]> http://www.west-mainland.com/news/2019/04/16-measles-expert-pitch.shtml

Audrey Burnett, an associate professor of health sciences at James Madison University, is an expert on infectious diseases and community health.

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Tue, 16 Apr 2019 12:00:00 EDT http://www.west-mainland.com/news/2019/04/16-measles-expert-pitch.shtml
<![CDATA[Experts can discuss impact of Notre Dame fire]]> http://www.west-mainland.com/news/2019/04/16-notre-dame-fire.shtml

JMU professors discuss the Notre Dame as an icon of French history, architecture, and engineering.

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Tue, 16 Apr 2019 12:00:00 EDT http://www.west-mainland.com/news/2019/04/16-notre-dame-fire.shtml
<![CDATA[JMU rocket scientist, students head to launch ]]> http://www.west-mainland.com/news/2019/04/16-lubert-rocket-launch.shtml

Caroline Lubert looks for ways to reduce launch noise, which would improve safety and cut costs of launches.

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Tue, 16 Apr 2019 12:00:00 EDT http://www.west-mainland.com/news/2019/04/16-lubert-rocket-launch.shtml
<![CDATA[Unique way to aid in the prevention of texting and driving]]> http://www.west-mainland.com/news/2019/04/12-Marketing-research-texting-ads.shtml

Marketing played a central role as research demonstrates how to create effective ads against texting while driving.

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Fri, 12 Apr 2019 12:00:00 EDT http://www.west-mainland.com/news/2019/04/12-Marketing-research-texting-ads.shtml
<![CDATA[Reporters invited to see grant in action]]> http://www.west-mainland.com/news/2019/04/12-upcare-event.shtml

Media are invited to Page Memorial Hospital in Luray from noon-2 p.m. Monday, April 15, to interview nursing students, nursing faculty and PMH staff.

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Fri, 12 Apr 2019 12:00:00 EDT http://www.west-mainland.com/news/2019/04/12-upcare-event.shtml
<![CDATA[Shoptalk with JMU faculty about upcoming NY Auto Show]]> http://www.west-mainland.com/news/2019/04/11-Scrogham-auto-show.shtml

JMU’s car expert provides insight into upcoming trends the New York Auto Show.

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Thu, 11 Apr 2019 12:00:00 EDT http://www.west-mainland.com/news/2019/04/11-Scrogham-auto-show.shtml
<![CDATA[Professor brings historical role-play to classroom]]> http://www.west-mainland.com/news/2019/04/09-historical-roleplay.shtml

Role-playing seeks to draw students into the past, promote engagement with big ideas, and improve intellectual and academic skills, says Rebecca Brannon.

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Tue, 09 Apr 2019 12:00:00 EDT http://www.west-mainland.com/news/2019/04/09-historical-roleplay.shtml
<![CDATA[Local veterans embark on honor flight ]]> http://www.west-mainland.com/news/2019/04/09-honor-flight.shtml

Honor Flight— Top of Virginia will be honoring over 40 local WWII, Korea, and Vietnam veterans with a trip to visit their memorials.

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Tue, 09 Apr 2019 12:00:00 EDT http://www.west-mainland.com/news/2019/04/09-honor-flight.shtml
<![CDATA[Students improve free food distribution with healthy food tasting, recipes ]]> http://www.west-mainland.com/news/2019/04/04-pr-neighborhood-produce-market.shtml

While the produce market has enjoyed success, a pair of JMU seniors have boosted the success by offering food tastings, nutrition information.

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Thu, 04 Apr 2019 12:00:00 EDT http://www.west-mainland.com/news/2019/04/04-pr-neighborhood-produce-market.shtml
<![CDATA[Board of Visitors to consider 2019-20 tuition and fees at April 26 meeting; Will hold public hearing on tuition ahead of meeting on April 9]]> http://www.west-mainland.com/news/2019/03/26-tuition-notice.shtml

Students will have an opportunity to share comments with members of the Board.

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Wed, 03 Apr 2019 11:50:00 EDT http://www.west-mainland.com/news/2019/03/26-tuition-notice.shtml
<![CDATA[The value of science]]> http://www.west-mainland.com/news/2019/04/02-mvs-barbara-schall.shtml

"Science needs to serve society,” Barbara Schaal tells students, faculty and community members.

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Tue, 02 Apr 2019 12:00:00 EDT http://www.west-mainland.com/news/2019/04/02-mvs-barbara-schall.shtml
<![CDATA[JMU students take the "win” by volunteering at the Final Four]]> http://www.west-mainland.com/news/2019/04/02-Final-Four.shtml

While many basketball enthusiasts are checking their brackets for the madness of March, students at JMU are eagerly preparing for a behind-the-scenes experience at the NCAA basketball tournament.

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Tue, 02 Apr 2019 12:00:00 EDT http://www.west-mainland.com/news/2019/04/02-Final-Four.shtml
<![CDATA[SAP executive and JMU alumna named spring commencement speaker]]> http://www.west-mainland.com/news/2019/04/01-may-commencement-speaker.shtml

Named as one of Fortune magazine’s Most Powerful Women in Business and by Forbes as one of the Most Powerful Women in the World and Technology, Jennifer Morgan, alumna of JMU, is selected as the May commencement speaker.

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Mon, 01 Apr 2019 12:00:00 EDT http://www.west-mainland.com/news/2019/04/01-may-commencement-speaker.shtml
<![CDATA[Artists’ ideas about race in the 1940’s]]> http://www.west-mainland.com/news/2019/04/01-ott-fellowship.shtml

JMU professor to examine art during the desegregation movement through a prestigious residential fellowship

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Mon, 01 Apr 2019 12:00:00 EDT http://www.west-mainland.com/news/2019/04/01-ott-fellowship.shtml
<![CDATA[Message from President Alger on Southview Fire]]> http://www.west-mainland.com/news/2019/03/29-message-on-southview.shtml

While the fire displaced around 40 of our students, we are thankful that all of our students involved are safe and did not sustain injuries.

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Fri, 29 Mar 2019 03:00:00 EDT http://www.west-mainland.com/news/2019/03/29-message-on-southview.shtml
<![CDATA[Expert can discuss National Poetry Month]]> http://www.west-mainland.com/news/2019/03/25-national-poetry-month.shtml

Lauren K. Alleyne with the Furious Flower Poetry Center can discuss the importance of National Poetry Month and the power of the written word.

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Mon, 25 Mar 2019 12:00:00 EDT http://www.west-mainland.com/news/2019/03/25-national-poetry-month.shtml
<![CDATA[Grisham and McDermott talk their craft]]> http://www.west-mainland.com/news/2019/03/22-grisham-and-mcdermott-talk-their-craft.shtml

Writers Alice McDermott and John Grisham gave a JMU audience a glimpse of the writer's world.

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Mon, 25 Mar 2019 12:00:00 EDT http://www.west-mainland.com/news/2019/03/22-grisham-and-mcdermott-talk-their-craft.shtml
<![CDATA[Expert can discuss the battle for congress ]]> http://www.west-mainland.com/news/2019/03/22-marty-cohen.shtml

Marty Cohen, associate professor of political science, discusses the battle for congress in his newest book, "Moral Victories in the Battle for Congress: Cultural Conservatism and the House GOP."

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Fri, 22 Mar 2019 12:00:00 EDT http://www.west-mainland.com/news/2019/03/22-marty-cohen.shtml
<![CDATA[NATO invites students to present project]]> http://www.west-mainland.com/news/2019/03/22-nato-students.shtml

Three JMU students will tavel to Croatia this weekend to present their solution for helping NATO improve its efficiency in deploying troops

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Fri, 22 Mar 2019 12:00:00 EDT http://www.west-mainland.com/news/2019/03/22-nato-students.shtml
<![CDATA[JMU to host evolutionary biologist Barbara Schaal]]> http://www.west-mainland.com/news/2019/03/19-MVS-speaker.shtml

Schaal, an evolutionary biologist, will speak Monday, April 1 in a lecture titled, “Serving Society Through Science: Facts, Communication, Policy.”

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Tue, 19 Mar 2019 12:00:00 EDT http://www.west-mainland.com/news/2019/03/19-MVS-speaker.shtml
<![CDATA[JMU students help city school kick off spring ]]> http://www.west-mainland.com/news/2019/03/19-first-day-of-spring.shtml

To kick off the first day of spring, a group of JMU students will work in gardens

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Tue, 19 Mar 2019 12:00:00 EDT http://www.west-mainland.com/news/2019/03/19-first-day-of-spring.shtml
<![CDATA[JMU Giving Day on March 21; University seeks to set new record]]> http://www.west-mainland.com/news/2019/03/18-giving-day.shtml

Donors to James Madison University can unlock an extra $200,000 for student scholarships by topping last year’s JMU Giving Day record of 5,095 gifts.

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Mon, 18 Mar 2019 03:50:00 EDT http://www.west-mainland.com/news/2019/03/18-giving-day.shtml
<![CDATA[JMU expert can discuss tornado threat in Virginia]]> http://www.west-mainland.com/news/2019/03/18-tornado-expert-pitch.shtml

Mace Bentley, a professor of geographic science in the School of Integrated Science, can discuss the threat of tornadoes in Virginia.

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Mon, 18 Mar 2019 12:00:00 EDT http://www.west-mainland.com/news/2019/03/18-tornado-expert-pitch.shtml
<![CDATA[Poverty expert to speak at JMU, city church]]> http://www.west-mainland.com/news/2019/03/18-poverty-sepaker.shtml

Dr. Laura Lein, an expert on the cycle of poverty, will present, "Understanding and Interrupting the Effects of Poverty," 7-9 p.m. Tuesday, March 19.

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Mon, 18 Mar 2019 12:00:00 EDT http://www.west-mainland.com/news/2019/03/18-poverty-sepaker.shtml
<![CDATA[Alumni issue challenge to spur JMU Giving Day record]]> http://www.west-mainland.com/news/2019/03/18-rothenbergers-challenge-gift.shtml

Hitting the goal for number of gifts received will unlock a $200,000 gift to the Centennial Scholars program.

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Mon, 18 Mar 2019 12:00:00 EDT http://www.west-mainland.com/news/2019/03/18-rothenbergers-challenge-gift.shtml
<![CDATA[Joneses' gift aims to advance STEM]]> http://www.west-mainland.com/news/2019/03/15-stanley-and-rosemary-jones-gift.shtml

The couple wants to assist deserving students in attaining high-quality education to advance the country’s scientific and technological capabilities.

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Fri, 15 Mar 2019 12:00:00 EDT http://www.west-mainland.com/news/2019/03/15-stanley-and-rosemary-jones-gift.shtml
<![CDATA[Girls to experience joys of STEM ]]> http://www.west-mainland.com/news/2019/03/13-pr-expanding-your-horizons.shtml

More than 225 girls are signed up to attend the event that features 22 workshops designed to foster and support the participants’ interest in STEM.

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Wed, 13 Mar 2019 12:00:00 EDT http://www.west-mainland.com/news/2019/03/13-pr-expanding-your-horizons.shtml
<![CDATA[John Grisham to host Alice McDermott at JMU March 20]]> http://www.west-mainland.com/news/2019/03/07-grisham-mcdermott.shtml

Author John Grisham will host National Book Award winner Alice McDermott for a conversation about books, publishing, and the writing process.

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Thu, 07 Mar 2019 08:00:00 EST http://www.west-mainland.com/news/2019/03/07-grisham-mcdermott.shtml
<![CDATA[Professor featured at books and brews ]]> http://www.west-mainland.com/news/2019/03/06-inman-majors.shtml

Inman Majors will be discussing his newest book on Tuesday, March 12, at Pale Fire Brewing Company in Harrisonburg, VA and Wednesday, March 13, in Crozet, VA.

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Wed, 06 Mar 2019 12:00:00 EST http://www.west-mainland.com/news/2019/03/06-inman-majors.shtml
<![CDATA[JMU in DoE wind power competitions]]> http://www.west-mainland.com/news/2019/03/05-wind-power-competitions.shtml

James Madison University has been selected by the U.S. Department of Energy to participate in the 2020 Collegiate Wind Competition.

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Tue, 05 Mar 2019 12:00:00 EST http://www.west-mainland.com/news/2019/03/05-wind-power-competitions.shtml
<![CDATA[Expert can discuss Ash Wednesday ]]> http://www.west-mainland.com/news/2019/03/01-ash-wednesday.shtml

Philosophy and religion professor available to discuss why individuals who may not be devout, feel the pull to recognize, practice and sacrifice things for lent.

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Fri, 01 Mar 2019 12:00:00 EST http://www.west-mainland.com/news/2019/03/01-ash-wednesday.shtml
<![CDATA[Experts can discuss topics for Women's Month]]> http://www.west-mainland.com/news/2019/03/01-womens-month.shtml

The JMU media team has compiled a list of faculty experts from a variety of disciplines who can discuss the various issues that affect women.

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Fri, 01 Mar 2019 12:00:00 EST http://www.west-mainland.com/news/2019/03/01-womens-month.shtml
<![CDATA[JMU students invited to intelligence hackathon]]> http://www.west-mainland.com/news/2019/02/27-special-ops-hackathon.shtml

The design for the next innovation in high tech sleuthing equipment could come from a group of James Madison University students.

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Wed, 27 Feb 2019 12:00:00 EST http://www.west-mainland.com/news/2019/02/27-special-ops-hackathon.shtml
<![CDATA[JMU Achieves Highest Level of Management Autonomy]]> http://www.west-mainland.com/news/2019/02/22-level-three-autonomy.shtml

Earning level three is the highest level of management autonomy for public institutions of higher education in VA.

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Fri, 22 Feb 2019 12:00:00 EST http://www.west-mainland.com/news/2019/02/22-level-three-autonomy.shtml
<![CDATA[Expert available to discuss teachers’ strikes]]> http://www.west-mainland.com/news/2019/02/21-teachers-strike.shtml

Bill White is available to discuss what causes teachers to go on strike, as well as the positive and negative effects they have on the education system.

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Thu, 21 Feb 2019 12:00:00 EST http://www.west-mainland.com/news/2019/02/21-teachers-strike.shtml
<![CDATA[SMAD professor wins 2019 Farrar Award]]> http://www.west-mainland.com/news/2019/02/21-mellinger-award.shtml

Dr. Gwyneth Mellinger has won the 2019 Farrar Award in Media & Civil Rights History for her article "An Idea Before Its Time: Charles S. Johnson, Negro Columnist."

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Thu, 21 Feb 2019 12:00:00 EST http://www.west-mainland.com/news/2019/02/21-mellinger-award.shtml
<![CDATA[Next Dean of Libraries Announced]]> http://www.west-mainland.com/news/2019/02/20-dean-of-libraries.shtml

James Madison University announces the appointment of the next dean of Libraries.

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Wed, 20 Feb 2019 12:00:00 EST http://www.west-mainland.com/news/2019/02/20-dean-of-libraries.shtml
<![CDATA[JMU professor spearheads RAM clinic]]> http://www.west-mainland.com/news/2019/02/19-ram-clinic.shtml

Remote Area Medical is an organization based in Knoxville, Tennessee that collaborates with host groups all around the country to hold its clinics.

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Tue, 19 Feb 2019 12:00:00 EST http://www.west-mainland.com/news/2019/02/19-ram-clinic.shtml
<![CDATA[Paralympic athletes to lead kinesiology lab ]]> http://www.west-mainland.com/news/2019/02/18-paralympic-athletes-visit.shtml

Three Paralympic athletes and three accomplished wheel chair basketball players from the Charlottesville Cardinals will lead a pair of Paralympic Skill Labs

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Mon, 18 Feb 2019 12:00:00 EST http://www.west-mainland.com/news/2019/02/18-paralympic-athletes-visit.shtml
<![CDATA[Students to present at premier IT conference]]> http://www.west-mainland.com/news/2019/02/18-Educause-conference.shtml

Knupp and Allen will be the only undergraduate students presenting by themselves Wednesday, Feb. 20, at the EDUCAUSE Learning Initiative annual conference

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Mon, 18 Feb 2019 12:00:00 EST http://www.west-mainland.com/news/2019/02/18-Educause-conference.shtml
<![CDATA[Berkeley Glenn Elementary partners with JMU for energy activities]]> http://www.west-mainland.com/news/2019/02/14-energy-activities.shtml

Students at Berkely Glenn Elementary School will examine where energy comes from, read books about energy,

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Thu, 14 Feb 2019 12:00:00 EST http://www.west-mainland.com/news/2019/02/14-energy-activities.shtml
<![CDATA[Alumni advocate for JMU as Unleashed tour wraps successful trifecta of events]]> http://www.west-mainland.com/news/2019/02/14-trifecta-unleashed-events.shtml

There are no limits to the possibilities when the JMU community is unleashed.

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Wed, 13 Feb 2019 11:59:00 EST http://www.west-mainland.com/news/2019/02/14-trifecta-unleashed-events.shtml
<![CDATA[Chemistry professor earns $100,000 research award]]> http://www.west-mainland.com/news/2019/02/13-cottrell-scholar.shtml

Paul Raston, an assistant professor of Chemistry at James Madison University, has been awarded a $100,000 Cottrell Scholar Award.

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Wed, 13 Feb 2019 12:00:00 EST http://www.west-mainland.com/news/2019/02/13-cottrell-scholar.shtml
<![CDATA[ROTC luncheon to honor Vietnam veterans]]> http://www.west-mainland.com/news/2019/02/12-veterans-luncheon.shtml

James Madison University ROTC is hosting the 5th annual Vietnam War Commemoration Luncheon on Friday, February 15, from 10:45 a.m. - 2:30 p.m.

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Tue, 12 Feb 2019 12:00:00 EST http://www.west-mainland.com/news/2019/02/12-veterans-luncheon.shtml
<![CDATA[JMU to name new residence hall after Paul Jennings, a Madison family slave]]> http://www.west-mainland.com/news/2019/02/11-jenningshall.shtml

In Fall 2019, James Madison University will open a new residence hall that will be home to 500 students and bear the name Paul Jennings Hall.

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Mon, 11 Feb 2019 08:00:00 EST http://www.west-mainland.com/news/2019/02/11-jenningshall.shtml
<![CDATA[Madison Vision Series speaker delivers message of hope]]> http://www.west-mainland.com/news/2019/02/11-mvs-justice-thomas.shtml

Society has been seriously broken in the past and remains fractured today, but there are ways to mend it, Justice John Charles Thomas says.

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Mon, 11 Feb 2019 12:00:00 EST http://www.west-mainland.com/news/2019/02/11-mvs-justice-thomas.shtml
<![CDATA[February 2019 Board of Visitors Summary of Actions & Discussions]]> http://www.west-mainland.com/news/2019/02/08-bovsummary.shtml

The James Madison University Board of Visitors met Friday, February 8, 2019, in the Board Room of Madison’s Festival Conference and Student Center.

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Fri, 08 Feb 2019 03:00:00 EST http://www.west-mainland.com/news/2019/02/08-bovsummary.shtml
<![CDATA[Experts can discuss aspects of Valentine's Day]]> http://www.west-mainland.com/news/2019/02/06-vday-pitch.shtml

Marketing professional and relationship expert can discuss retail trends and heartfelt gift giving for Valentine's Day.

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Wed, 06 Feb 2019 12:00:00 EST http://www.west-mainland.com/news/2019/02/06-vday-pitch.shtml
<![CDATA[Students advocate for immunization programs]]> http://www.west-mainland.com/news/2019/02/05-pr-shot-at-life.shtml

Four James Madison University nursing students and their advisor have been selected to attend the annual Shot@Life Champion Summit

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Tue, 05 Feb 2019 12:00:00 EST http://www.west-mainland.com/news/2019/02/05-pr-shot-at-life.shtml
<![CDATA[JMU governing board to meet Friday (2019)]]> http://www.west-mainland.com/news/2019/02/05-bov-notice.shtml

The JMU Board of Visitors will meet on Feb. 8

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Tue, 05 Feb 2019 12:00:00 EST http://www.west-mainland.com/news/2019/02/05-bov-notice.shtml
<![CDATA[Unique Insight into the Upcoming Super Bowl]]> http://www.west-mainland.com/news/2019/01/30-super-bowl-insight.shtml

Faculty with JMU offer insight into their experiences in managing the logistics of an event of this magnitude and examine questions that aren't often making headlines.

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Wed, 30 Jan 2019 12:00:00 EST http://www.west-mainland.com/news/2019/01/30-super-bowl-insight.shtml
<![CDATA[JMU to host Justice John Charles Thomas]]> http://www.west-mainland.com/news/2019/01/28-mvs-justice-thomas.shtml

JMU will host Justice John Charles Thomas, a retired justice of the Supreme Court of Virginia, for a Madison Vision Series event on campus Feb. 7

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Mon, 28 Jan 2019 03:00:00 EST http://www.west-mainland.com/news/2019/01/28-mvs-justice-thomas.shtml
<![CDATA[Unleashed campaign hits Atlanta as JMU surpasses $130 million mark]]> http://www.west-mainland.com/news/2019/01/24-atlanta-unleashed-event.shtml

Welcome to Atlanta, JMU’s Unleashed fundraising campaign.

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Thu, 24 Jan 2019 11:00:00 EST http://www.west-mainland.com/news/2019/01/24-atlanta-unleashed-event.shtml
<![CDATA[Students experience poverty in simulation]]> http://www.west-mainland.com/news/2019/01/24-pr-living-in-poverty.shtml

More than 100 students from multiple majors will participate in the "Life in the State of Poverty Simulation" on March 29.

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Thu, 24 Jan 2019 12:00:00 EST http://www.west-mainland.com/news/2019/01/24-pr-living-in-poverty.shtml
<![CDATA[Events to Honor the Legacy of Dr. Martin Luther King Jr.]]> http://www.west-mainland.com/news/2019/01/17-MLK-Day-Events.shtml

James Madison University will host a variety of events next week to celebrate the life and legacy of Dr. Martin Luther King Jr.

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Thu, 17 Jan 2019 12:00:00 EST http://www.west-mainland.com/news/2019/01/17-MLK-Day-Events.shtml
<![CDATA[Rocket Age Exhibition Opens at Lisanby Museum]]> http://www.west-mainland.com/news/2019/01/15-Rocket-Age-Exhibit.shtml

This spring, the Lisanby Museum at JMU hosts a new exhibit.

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Tue, 15 Jan 2019 12:00:00 EST http://www.west-mainland.com/news/2019/01/15-Rocket-Age-Exhibit.shtml
<![CDATA[Online nursing programs ranked 30th]]> http://www.west-mainland.com/news/2019/01/15-nursing-ranking.shtml

Online graduate nursing programs offered by the JMU School of Nursing improved by 67 places from 2018 in the latest national ranking by U.S. News & World Report.

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Tue, 15 Jan 2019 12:00:00 EST http://www.west-mainland.com/news/2019/01/15-nursing-ranking.shtml
<![CDATA[ University to open Monday at 10 a.m.]]> http://www.west-mainland.com/news/2019/01/14-delayed-opening.shtml

Due to the inclement weather, James Madison University will open at 10 a.m. on Monday, Jan. 14, 2019. All classes scheduled to start before 10 a.m. are cancelled.

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Mon, 14 Jan 2019 05:30:00 EST http://www.west-mainland.com/news/2019/01/14-delayed-opening.shtml
<![CDATA[Dr. Michael Busing named dean of the College of Business]]> http://www.west-mainland.com/news/2018/12/18-cob-dean-annoucement.shtml

After a national search, James Madison University is pleased to announce that Dr. Michael Busing will become the next dean of JMU’s College of Business.

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Tue, 18 Dec 2018 04:05:00 EST http://www.west-mainland.com/news/2018/12/18-cob-dean-annoucement.shtml
<![CDATA[TLC hit series features JMU professor]]> http://www.west-mainland.com/news/2018/12/17-TLC.shtml

Rebecca Brannon, professor of history at James Madison University, will be featured as an expert historian on the hit TLC show “Who Do You Think You Are?”

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Mon, 17 Dec 2018 12:00:00 EST http://www.west-mainland.com/news/2018/12/17-TLC.shtml
<![CDATA[JMU Recognizes December Graduates]]> http://www.west-mainland.com/news/2018/12/11-december-commencement.shtml

More than 930 members of the campus community will graduate during the annual December commencement.

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Tue, 11 Dec 2018 12:00:00 EST http://www.west-mainland.com/news/2018/12/11-december-commencement.shtml
<![CDATA[Student filmmakers showcase documentaries ]]> http://www.west-mainland.com/news/2018/12/11-filmmakers.shtml

Student filmmakers worked on a series of short non-fiction films that tell the stories of Harrisonburg High School students involved in the Scholars' Latino Initiative.

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Tue, 11 Dec 2018 12:00:00 EST http://www.west-mainland.com/news/2018/12/11-filmmakers.shtml
<![CDATA[JMU’s Unleashed campaign makes first tour stop in Richmond]]> http://www.west-mainland.com/news/2018/12/05-richmond-unleashed-event.shtml

Alumni, donors and friends of the university unite in Richmond to kick off Unleashed tour.

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Wed, 05 Dec 2018 11:00:00 EST http://www.west-mainland.com/news/2018/12/05-richmond-unleashed-event.shtml
<![CDATA[Wrapping party for families in need ]]> http://www.west-mainland.com/news/2018/12/05-wrappingparty.shtml

Every holiday season, UREC receives wish lists of individuals and families from First Step, Mercy House and Brain Injury Connections of the Shenandoah Valley.

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Wed, 05 Dec 2018 12:00:00 EST http://www.west-mainland.com/news/2018/12/05-wrappingparty.shtml
<![CDATA[Augmented reality, internet of things in showcase]]> http://www.west-mainland.com/news/2018/12/05-innovation-summit-pitch.shtml

The summit, from 3-6 p.m. in Lakeview Hall adjacent to the Port Republic Road entrance to JMU, will include five-minute presentations

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Wed, 05 Dec 2018 12:00:00 EST http://www.west-mainland.com/news/2018/12/05-innovation-summit-pitch.shtml
<![CDATA[Student innovation aids nonprofits]]> http://www.west-mainland.com/news/2018/11/30-community-innovations.shtml

A local nonprofit that provides health care to the homeless is on the path to improving its service with the help of five JMU students.

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Fri, 30 Nov 2018 12:00:00 EST http://www.west-mainland.com/news/2018/11/30-community-innovations.shtml
<![CDATA[Reading Road Show is the Recipient of a $75,000 Award]]> http://www.west-mainland.com/news/2018/11/29-reading-road-show-award.shtml

The Chick-fil-A Foundation honored the Gus Bus with the True Inspiration Award and a $75,000 donation.

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Thu, 29 Nov 2018 12:00:00 EST http://www.west-mainland.com/news/2018/11/29-reading-road-show-award.shtml
<![CDATA[Project funds initiative to address childcare in VA]]> http://www.west-mainland.com/news/2018/11/29-ycp-grant.shtml

With more than 3.25 million Virginians living in areas without sufficient childcare facilities to meet their needs, The Young Children’s Program at James Madison University is doing its part to find a solution.

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Thu, 29 Nov 2018 12:00:00 EST http://www.west-mainland.com/news/2018/11/29-ycp-grant.shtml
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