One of the things I noticed right away when I embarked on my college journey three years ago is that money disappears very quickly. After buying textbooks, a JMU parking pass, school supplies, groceries, paying rent and other bills, and splurging on the occasional dinner out with friends, my bank account is well on its … Continue reading Looking for a job? We’ve got you covered!
Hurricane Harvey flooded Houston with 52 inches of rain last week making it the most devastating storm the U.S. has seen since 2005. Harvey damaged about 94,000 homes and killed at least 45 people as it pummeled the Texas coast with its strong winds and record-breaking flooding. Watching people of all ages having to leave … Continue reading Organizations That Are Making A Difference
As a senior about to experience her last recruitment, I have a few words of advice for those interested in rushing a sorority- or PNMS (potential new members)- and sisters currently in a sorority. Don't blink. Take it all in. The sore feet from wearing heels that you've just realized are way too high. The cheers … Continue reading My Last Sorority Recruitment…As Told By a Senior
After being away from JMU for the summer it seems as if current construction projects, such as D-Hall and the new hotel and conference center, have popped up over night. JMU's strategic plan, called The Madison Plan, is a six-year plan for development at the University until 2020. The plan, which began in 2014 with … Continue reading JMU Construction Update
It has probably been a whirlwind of emotion for you these past two weeks. From Orientation to dorm room assignment, it can seem like a daunting task to have to find where you belong amid the chaos of a new environment. You have already experienced a great deal of what it means to be a … Continue reading Remember To Breathe: Advice For Freshmen & Transfer Students
For many JMU students, summer is a time to relax and unwind from a busy school year, often back in their hometowns. But for some lucky Dukes, this past summer turned into an unforgettable adventure in a foreign country! Studying abroad gives students the opportunity to break out of their comfort zones, expand their worldview, … Continue reading Dukes Study Abroad
Now that we’re beginning to settle into our classes and new busy schedules, it’s time to start making the most of every moment here at JMU. As Dukes, we are also members of the wonderful Harrisonburg community, and there are so many new - and even not so new - places for us to explore! … Continue reading What’s New for You in Harrisonburg, Dukes?
If you were looking for an excuse to indulge in one of Jack Brown's famous burgers, now's your chance. The downtown Harrisonburg staple is donating 100% of their profits to victims of Hurricane Harvey in Houston, Texas. This past week, Hurricane Harvey slammed the Gulf Coast, leaving thousands homeless. The city was devastated by the … Continue reading Jack Brown’s to Donate 100% of Profits to Hurricane Harvey Victims
Throughout the summer, Dukes got to put the skills they've learned in class to the test. Internship programs are a great way for students to learn about a certain field and prepare them for the "real world.” Whether you're a nursing major or business major, there are ample opportunities to gain experience in a vast … Continue reading JMU Summer Internships
It's been one week since first year students moved into their new residence halls, waved goodbye to their parents, and began 1787 Orientation. Listen to what students, parents, RAs and FROGs had to say about move-in day!