The Daily Duke is Graduating

As we celebrate thousands of students graduating this weekend, there is another important entity that is graduating: The Daily Duke. Although The Daily Duke is not returning, this isn't goodbye. After four years of interns publishing content on The Daily Duke blog, our interns' creative work is moving to JMU's main channels, where they will continue to … Continue reading The Daily Duke is Graduating

CoB C-Suite Speaker: Bill Nash

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

Why Give on Giving Day

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

10 Winter Activities Around Harrisonburg

Even though the holidays are over, winter is still in full swing. If you're on the search for some fun things to do in the 'Burg (on- and off-campus!) before the semester really kicks into gear, make this blog post your first stop. 1. Massanutten If you haven't yet been snow tubing at Massanutten (like me), … Continue reading 10 Winter Activities Around Harrisonburg

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

JMU Secret Society IN8 Recognizes Altruistic Students

Campus was abuzz with whispers among students who noticed eight letters with candles displayed on the Wilson hall steps this morning. Word quickly spread that the equivocal IN8 Reticent Order had recognized its eight outstanding students for the semester. If you're not sure what IN8 is or does, you're part of the majority. IN8 is … Continue reading JMU Secret Society IN8 Recognizes Altruistic Students