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36 Physics major Matt Burton (’12), engineering major Peter Epley (’12), and art and art history major Josh Smead (’12) worked together in the Madison Art Collection to develop an iPad application for a JMU museum being named in honor of Gladys Kemp Lisanby (’49) and retired Rear Admiral James Lisanby and the Charles Lisanby collection. The trio’s virtual gallery app is designed specifically for museums, and visitors can use iPads to explore the finer details of exhibits. Within 36 hours of launching, the app was downloaded 136 times by users in 15 countries. Read more on Page 20.

Learn more at www.jmu. edu/madisonart/

15 JMU’s Lifelong Learning Institute celebrates 15 years in 2012..

35 Gov. Mills E. Godwin signed the bill authorizing Madison College to change its name to James Madison University 35 years ago, on March 22, 1977. Members of the May 1977 graduating class were given the two name options for their diplomas — 1,050 graduates received Madison College diplomas, and 94 opted for James Madison University diplomas.

5% The JMU Army ROTC program has consistently ranked in the top 5 percent of 270 U.S. universities’ programs. The Duke Battalion earned the prestigious MacArthur Award in 2010, 2004, 1998 and 1992 as one of the top U. S. ROTC units. . Learn more about JMU’s battalion at bethechange/stories/ projectNenda.shtml

1 JMU’s student-led Madison Investment Fund, which serves as a money manager for the JMU Foundation, is No. 1.

College of Business students won first place among other student teams at the 2012 International Redefining Investment Strategy Education forum.

50 The JMU Department of Social Work celebrated its 50th anniversary in March with a week of events and a gathering of students, alumni, field supervisors and professors. The department is accredited by the Council of Social Work Education. Students and alumni also honored Ann York Myers (’69), professor and head of the social work department, for her nearly 40 years service to the department. features/50anniversary.html

12 In 1789 James Madison was elected to the First Congress, where he proposed 12 amendments to the U.S. Constitution, which was adopted 225 years ago.