One of the most exciting things for me after I committed to attending JMU was wondering what my future roommate would be like, dreaming about the dorm room we'd decorate together, and planning all the fun times we would surely have with our hallmates once we finally moved in. For some students, being placed into … Continue reading JMU22: Residence Halls 101
Tune your FM dial to 88.7 WXJM and you will hear JMU's very own student-run radio station. Since October of 1990, the broadcast has expanded immensely, featuring various talk shows and programs that run day and night. Now, the station is known for more than just its refreshing hip-hop playlists. The JMU radio station functions … Continue reading JMU Radio: 88.7 WXJM
Madipalooza or "The Festival at Festival" will be celebrating their 8th annual music festival on April 14th. From food and games to great music, this is an event that you do not want to miss! Check out 2017 Madipalooza: Manoa Bell and his band Gryzzle are extremely excited to be participating in Madipalooza this year. Originally … Continue reading Madipalooza 2018
The JMU School of Communication Studies and the Relationships, Love, Happiness Project will hold the 2018 Love Talk Summit on April 17th. This event will educate students, faculty, and community members about the inner workings of romantic relationships through panel discussions with experts, student-created mini-documentaries, and other presentations relevant to achieving happy, healthy romantic bonds with others. Students … Continue reading Love Talk Summit 2018
This Friday marks the night of Relay for Life held right here on campus. The activities start at 6 pm and will continue through the night until 6 am on Hillside Field. The 12-hour fundraising event supports the American Cancer Society and last year, JMU was the third largest collegiate Relay in the nation. This year, … Continue reading Why Relay?
Are you looking to learn the fundamentals of how to organize and operate a business? Interested in learning about how Steve Jobs, Bill Gates and Mark Zuckerberg started their own business and how you can too? JMU is introducing an Entrepreneurship Minor for non-COB students. Admission to the minor is competitive and limited to 30 students. … Continue reading JMU’s New Entrepreneurship Minor!
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