JMU Community Calendar Winter 2012 : Page 2

T H E R E ’S SO M U CH TO D O AT J M U JMU Mineral Museum Community Calendar NonProfit Institute Event: Branding Your Nonprofit Jan. 25, 11:30 a.m. to 1 p.m. Branding is a major buzzword in nonprofit circles, but it often isn’t clear what branding means, how it’s done or why it’s beneficial. For this event, a nonprofit branding expert and marketing consultant will explain everything you need to know about nonprofit branding. You’ll leave know-ing whether to pursue branding for your non-profit and you’ll gain many practical tips and resources to successfully navigate a brand-ing campaign — from planning to assessment. (540) 568-4253; outreach/; and 8 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. weekdays. See more than 550 colorful and glistening crystal and gemstone specimens from around the world. Memorial Hall, Entrance E. Call ahead: (540) 568-6130; Poetry Reading by Frank X Walker Adult Degree Program Information Sessions Jan. 9, Feb. 13, March 12, April 9, noon and 5:30 p.m. The Adult Degree Program provides adults over 23 years old with the opportunity to continue their education in a program that addresses individualized needs, goals and time schedules. JMU faculty mem-bers help each student create an individual-ized 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. Information ses-sions are held on the second Monday of every month. (540) 568-4253; outreach/; and March 22. Frank X Walker co-founded the Affrilachian Poets group in 1991 and is the editor of poetry anthol-ogies and the author of four poetry collec-tions. He is the recipient of the 2006 Thomas D. Clark Literary Award for Excellence and the 2005 Lannan Literary Fellowship in Poetry. His most recent book, When Winter Come: The Ascension of York , captures the voice of an enslaved man traveling with Lewis and Clark. It is described as “an astonishing col-lection of poems that ushers Frank X Walker into the company of other memorable poets like Roethke, Hugo, Clifton and Dove.” Free and open to the public. Sponsored by Furious Flower Poetry Center. (540) 568-2694;; or furiousflower/ Astronomy lessons and local produce at the farmer’s market Astronomy professors and students offered a stunning (and safe) view of the sun through the Coronado solar telescope at the Har-risonburg Farmer’s Market and placarded themselves with posters urging marketgoers to “Ask me about Black Holes” or “Ask me about Big Bang.” All this activity is designed to empower the curious to ask questions, illustrate that science is fun, creative and an exciting process, and nurture a sense of wonder and awe for the universe. Look for additional opportunities to learn about the universe at the farmer’s market. Start-ing again in January, once a month, weather permitting, specific dates and rain dates TBA. Anca Constantin at Holly Marcus’ From the Perspective of Eternity was among the images by local photographers on exhibit at Homecoming. Recognize this face? Of course not! That’s because photojournalist Holly Marcus (’03) is always busy behind the camera, shooting for local and national media and covering community and JMU events. This fall, photographers were the center of atten-tion at Full Frame 100: Celebrating Madison Alumni Photog-raphers , a photo exhibit at Homecoming. Along with submitting works for the exhibit, Marcus joined a panel of alumni photographers who shared experiences and insights with aspiring student photographers. See some terrific photos inside this issue of Madison . Some of the other native sons and local residents featured in the exhibit were Ted Alvis (’06), Pat Augsburger (’95), Cathy Kushner (’87), Steve Emerson (’85), Jill Koeppen (’92), Mike Miriello (’09) and Daniel Robinson (’08). 2 M A D I S O N C O M M U N I T Y C A L E N DA R BR AND ART WORK BY VICTOR CORREIA / THINKSTOCK; WALKER PHOTOGR APH BY R ACHEL ELIZ A GRIFFITHS; ASTRONOMY BY ANCA CONSTANTIN; MARCUS BY J EREMIAH KN U PP

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