One aspect of driving to campus that can deter some potential drivers is fighting for a parking space. Student drivers who venture into one of our concrete jungles are exposed to a world of tight turns and revved engines. Each driver is in a race against fellow Dukes, and more importantly, the clock. The following list … Continue reading The Six Types of Parkers at JMU [Video]
Co-written by: Michelle Mullins There are often limits to what one's peers and professional network can offer. Mentors can serve as a third-party resource to help their mentees navigate their professional journey. Mentors can instill confidence in their mentees, and provide them with access to opportunities that would unavailable otherwise. While many individuals have had a mentor … Continue reading The Value of Mentorships
You’ve probably been told that journaling is a good habit to get into when you’re in college. These are the years you’ll look back on and wonder, “What was I thinking? What was I feeling when this happened?” So if you're wondering, yes, journaling is something you should definitely consider picking up. According to the … Continue reading Do You Journal?
As spring break came to a close last week, the end of the semester is now in plain sight. This portion of the semester often brings high levels of stress, an increased intake of caffeine, final presentations, job interviews, and of course the oh-so-dreaded final exams. It's easy to feel consumed by all of the … Continue reading Inspirational Quotes
The opportunities to get involved at JMU are quite endless, and our Bare Naked Ladies club is an incredible example of how everyone at our university has a place to feel loved and right at home. Who are JMU's Bare Naked Ladies? The Bare Naked Ladies (BNL) of JMU are a group of women dedicated … Continue reading The Bare Naked Ladies of JMU
Each year, a collection of JMU students spend their spring break on one of several unique service-learning trips. These Alternative Spring Breaks (ASBs), are unlike anything one could expect to find on a leisurely voyage to the beach. While the "traditional" spring break plans are perfect for unwinding, some Dukes opt for an experience volunteering rather … Continue reading Experience Alternative Spring Breaks With JMU
Happy James Madison Day, Dukes! James Madison was our fourth president and named the "Father of the Constitution" for his crucial role in drafting and implementing the United States Constitution and the Bill of Rights. In addition, he served as U.S. Secretary of State under President Thomas Jefferson. In order to honor the man that … Continue reading Happy James Madison Day!
Background on the Holiday Students all across campus will soon pull out their tacky green attire and commence the annual celebration of Saint Patrick's Day. However, not everyone knows the reason for celebrating this popular holiday. Saint Patrick was the patron saint of Ireland, who died on March 17th. The feast of Saint Patrick was a reprieve … Continue reading A Look at Ireland: Saint Patrick’s Day
On Thursday, March 1st, the College of Business held the latest installment of its C-Suite Speaker event with distinguished guest Bill Nash, president and CEO of CarMax. Nash graduated from JMU in 1991 with a degree in accounting. CarMax is the nation's largest used-car retailer and has been one of Fortune Magazine's "100 Best Companies … Continue reading CoB C-Suite Speaker: Bill Nash
Chances are if you're reading this, you love JMU. According to Gallup, JMU alumni are more likely than graduates from comparable universities to strongly agree that their university is passionate about the long-term success of its students and to strongly agree that their education was worth the cost. In fact, over 90% of alumni say they enjoyed … Continue reading Why Give on Giving Day