JMU Community Calendar Spring/Summer 2012 : Page 1

S P R I N G/S U M M E R 2012 Come! Play! Learn! Join! Community Calendar Newly invigorated and seeking your input We are energized and focused on our mis-sion — to advance a positive and mutually beneficial relationship among JMU, Harri-sonburg and Rockingham County — and we are encouraged by the progress we’ve made and excited at the opportunities the future holds. And with more than 100 members, we are delighted that so many community members have joined our effort. In the past several months, we’ve had several things happen that will inform our decisions moving forward. We hosted sev-eral events on campus, one at the Leeolou Alumni Center and one at the John C. Wells Planetarium, and have another planned for this summer that introduces University Park to the local community. We’ve also conducted several community forums with local businesses and students about ways to collaborate for the betterment of our com-munity. These types of activities are major steps in the right direction. As we move forward, we want your input — what do you think can and should be done to strengthen the relationship between JMU and the Harrisonburg and Rocking-ham County community? Are there other things you see from your position in the community you’d like to share? What kinds of information and stories would you like to see reflected in this Community Calendar? Would you like to receive an email publica-tion? Please tell us your preferences. You can get in touch with us by using the con-tact information below or by using the post-age-paid postcard in this calendar. We want to hear from you! Sincerely yours, There’s so much to do at JMU! Public Star Gaze First Friday evening of each month, Astronomy Park. Join us for a free star gaze from Astronomy Park, located in the meadow behind the Physics and Chemis-try building. Observe Jupiter with its Gali-lean satellites, Saturn and its majestic rings, Mars, Venus or even the Moon through a telescope. Bring your family! Check the John C. Wells Planetarium website for more information and plans for inclement weather: www.jmu.edu/planetarium. JMU Mineral Museum 8 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. week­ days. See more than 550 colorful and glisten-ing crystal and gemstone specimens from around the world, arranged in the fol-lowing displays: Systematic: by chemistry and structure. Locality: Elmwood, Tenn., and Virginia Minerals. Fluo-rescent Mineral: glow under ultraviolet light. Memorial Hall, Entrance E. Call ahead: (540) 568­6130; http:// csm.jmu.edu/minerals Adult Degree Program Information Sessions May 14, June 11, noon and 5:30 p.m., Memo­ rial Hall. The Adult Degree Program pro-vides adults older than 23 years old with the opportunity to continue their education in a program that addresses individualized needs, goals and time sched-ules. JMU faculty members help each stu-dent create an individualized program that incorporates a professional core concentra-tion of at least 30 credit hours and includes all the elements necessary to earn a bache-lor’s degree. Free information sessions are held on the second Monday of every month. For more information: Office of Outreach and Engagement, (540) 568­4253; www.jmu. edu/outreach; and outreach@jmu.edu. Strategies for Success Workshops GMAT: April 18, 6–7:30 p.m.; LSAT: April 19, 6–7:30 p.m., Memorial Hall. Free workshop that provides proven tips and strategies for success on the LSAT and GMAT. Open to JMU students and the public. For more information: Office of Outreach and Engagement, (540) 568­4253; www.jmu. edu/outreach; and outreach@jmu.edu. JAMES R. SIPE JR. Greater Madison president MORE INSIDE FOR ALL AGES I I www.facebook.com/greatermadison greatermadison@gmail.com (540) 568-4750 Arts, nature, science, sports! Learn about your neighbors

Newly Invigorated And Seeking Your Input

We are energized and focused on our mission — to advance a positive and mutually beneficial relationship among JMU, Harrisonburg and Rockingham County — and we are encouraged by the progress we’ve made and excited at the opportunities the future holds. And with more than 100 members, we are delighted that so many community members have joined our effort.

In the past several months, we’ve had several things happen that will inform our decisions moving forward. We hosted several events on campus, one at the Leeolou Alumni Center and one at the John C. Wells Planetarium, and have another planned for this summer that introduces University Park to the local community. We’ve also conducted several community forums with local businesses and students about ways to collaborate for the betterment of our community.
These types of activities are major steps in the right direction.

As we move forward, we want your input — what do you think can and should be done to strengthen the relationship between JMU and the Harrisonburg and Rockingham County community? Are there other things you see from your position in the community you’d like to share? What kinds of information and stories would you like to see reflected in this Community Calendar? Would you like to receive an email publication? Please tell us your preferences. You can get in touch with us by using the contact information below or by using the postage- paid postcard in this calendar. We want to hear from you!

Sincerely yours,

JAMES R. SIPE JR.

Greater Madison president

www.facebook.com/greatermadison

greatermadison@gmail.com

(540) 568-4750.

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There's So Much To Do At JMU!

Public Star Gaze

First Friday evening of each month, Astronomy Park. Join us for a free star gaze from Astronomy Park, located in the meadow behind the Physics and Chemistry building. Observe Jupiter with its Galilean satellites, Saturn and its majestic rings, Mars, Venus or even the Moon through a telescope. Bring your family! Check the John C. Wells Planetarium website for more information and plans for inclement weather: www.jmu.edu/planetarium.

Adult Degree Program Information Sessions

May 14, June 11, noon and 5:30 p.m., Memorial Hall. The Adult Degree Program provides adults older than 23 years old with the opportunity to continue their education in a program that addresses individualized needs, goals and time schedules. JMU faculty members help each student create an individualized program that incorporates a professional core concentration of at least 30 credit hours and includes all the elements necessary to earn a bachelor’s degree. Free information sessions are held on the second Monday of every month. For more information: Office of Outreach and Engagement, (540) 5684253; www.jmu. edu/outreach; and outreach@jmu.edu.

JMU Mineral Museum

8 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. weekdays. See more than 550 colorful and glistening crystal and gemstone specimens from around the world, arranged in the following displays: Systematic: by chemistry and structure. Locality: Elmwood, Tenn., and Virginia Minerals. Fluorescent Mineral: glow under ultraviolet light. Memorial Hall, Entrance E. Call ahead: (540) 5686130; http:// csm.jmu.edu/minerals

Strategies for Success Workshops

GMAT: April 18, 6–7:30 p.m.; LSAT: April 19, 6–7:30 p.m., Memorial Hall. Free workshop that provides proven tips and strategies for success on the LSAT and GMAT. Open to JMU students and the public. For more information: Office of Outreach and Engagement, (540) 5684253; www.jmu. edu/outreach; and outreach@jmu.edu.

Read the full article at http://browndigital.bpc.com/article/There%27s+So+Much+To+Do+At+JMU%21/1040464/108394/article.html.

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