Job Interview Tips and Tricks from a JMU Alum

Whether you're a senior searching for post-grad opportunities, or a freshman looking for an on-campus job, it never hurts to brush up on your interviewing skills. Meghan Sarver graduated from James Madison University in 2004 with a degree in economics. She remembers her time at JMU fondly, and was a Marching Royal Duke all four years. … Continue reading Job Interview Tips and Tricks from a JMU Alum

Nasaruni Academy for Maasai Girls

Senior Communication Studies major Erin Brown encourages you to imagine what your life would be like without any further education past the age of nine. Devastatingly, for many children around the world, the obstacles faced in getting an education are nearly insurmountable. This is true in the Southwestern region of Kenya, particularly for girls. In … Continue reading Nasaruni Academy for Maasai Girls

History Students Uncover 1939 Travel Diary

You may be familiar with this popular and ever relevant quote about our amazing school: But, do you know anything about the woman who said it? Alpha Spitzer was born and raised in Broadway, Va., making her very close to Harrisonburg, Va. from the start of her life. Spitzer graduated from State Teachers College at … Continue reading History Students Uncover 1939 Travel Diary

Interviews with Past and Present Dukes

While JMU has undergone some pretty major changes since its 1908 inception, I believe the spirit of Madison has remained largely the same. I interviewed an alumna from the class of 1988 as well as a current student from the class of 2019 to see how their experiences at JMU differed, and what common themes … Continue reading Interviews with Past and Present Dukes

JMU: Then and Now

Whether it was Madison College or James Madison University when they attended, many alumni and current students alike agree that Madison gave them an experience unlike any other. In honor of Homecoming, here's a post dedicated to all the ways JMU has evolved throughout the years. No matter your class year, we hope JMU still … Continue reading JMU: Then and Now

Weekend Watch: The Skeleton Festival

Don't miss out on the biggest thing to happen in Harrisonburg since College GameDay. The Harrisonburg Downtown Renaissance will be hosting their annual Skeleton Festival, Tomorrow, October 21st, from 4-8 pm inside the Turner Pavilion. We went ahead and included a brief preview of what to know about the event. 4-6 PM: Trick-or-Treating & Good Eating If … Continue reading Weekend Watch: The Skeleton Festival