After graduating from James Madison University in 1991, Master Sergeant Mark Thiele’s music career has spanned over decades. Having studied under James Madison University music professor, Kevin Stees, Master Sgt. Thiele expanded his career by playing in Walt Disney World’s “The Tubafours” for two years. He has since gone on to play in five presidential inaugurations … More Alumni Highlight: “The President’s Own”
Feeling like a poor college student? This post may be of interest to you! Working on campus is not only a convenient way to make some extra cash, you may even be able to find a job that’s applicable to your career goals! During my first few years in college I definitely felt the wrath of … More Looking for an on-campus job?
*The information below has been taken directly from James Madison University Center for Assessment and Research Studies website (https://www.jmu.edu/assessment/Students/aboutAday.shtml). This is a reiteration of that information for the purpose of raising awareness. For more information, please visit the Assessment and Research Studies website. This year, Assessment Day is on Tuesday, February 7th, and just about everyone … More Assessment Day: SparkNotes Version
Over winter break while JMU football was out in Texas scoring a national championship, the JMU Theatre Department was winning big in New Jersey! January 3rd-7th, students competed in multiple areas at the Kennedy Center American College Theater Festival (KCACTF). Students competed in the categories of: Acting Musical Theatre Playwriting Dramaturgy Critical Response Scenic Design Sound Design … More JMU Theatre Department Wins Big!
Choosing where to go to college can be one of the most exciting, nerve racking, and dramatic moments of an 18-year-old’s life. There are so many possibilities out there and it is made out to be one of the biggest decisions one can make. If you are struggling with that decision, The Daily Duke team … More Advice to Prospective Students
Happy Martin Luther King Jr. Day dukes! You’re probably excited to have the day off from classes, but let’s also take a minute to reflect on who we’re honoring this holiday and why: Martin Luther King Jr. was a key nonviolent activist leader during the Civil Rights Movement and is the only American to have … More Honoring Martin Luther King Jr.
Graduating this May? Trying to find a new job for after graduation? Don’t stress! Here are some helpful sites to help get your foot in the door before graduation in May! Recruit a duke: James Madison University’s job website to help future alumni find a job. This website allows you to make your own profile and … More On the hunt for jobs or internships?
I think it’s safe to say that 2017 will be the best year since the year we invented sliced bread (1928, in case you were wondering). While it’s important to focus on your new year’s resolutions, it’s just as important to view this new year as a chance to optimize your mind and get motivated. … More Keep Your Motivation for the New Year
Put down the textbook for a second. Read something that isn’t a chart or equation for the first time in weeks. Also, breathe. Close your eyes and step outside. Doesn’t that fresh air feel nice? You need that. The fourth floor of ECL gets too stuffy. Guess what. This soon ends. Although it feels like you … More A Love Letter To Students During Finals
As someone who has already graduated once (almost a double duke!), I understand the feeling that many seniors are having in this moment. For those who are graduating in December – YOU DID IT!!!! In a week, you will be a college graduate! For some, this is an exciting adventure and, for others, you might … More Last Day of Classes!