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Performing Arts Center Announces Community Open Houses

Friday, September 24, 2010

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JMU’s new Forbes Center for the Performing Arts is hosting free open house tours and events for the Harrisonburg community on Sunday, Sept. 26, from 1 to 5 p.m. and Saturday, Nov. 6, from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m.

Viva el Spaghetti: Local music fest celebrates eighth year

Tuesday, September 21, 2010

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Viva el Spaghetti: Local music fest celebrates eighth year

As a rising senior music major at JMU Mickey Glago asked himself the question that every artist faces: “How can I make my work matter?” For Glago the answer was to shift his focus from solely performance and move into the business side of the entertainment industry. His new major required an internship and Glago […]

JMU Rejoices at Football Win Over VT

Saturday, September 11, 2010

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JMU Rejoices at Football Win Over VT

Harrisonburg is buzzing tonight over the JMU football team’s surprising victory against Virginia Tech, playing on VT’s home field in Blacksburg. The final score was 21-16.

Breeze, CA office reach settlement

Tuesday, June 1, 2010

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Breeze, CA office reach settlement

The Commonwealth Attorney’s Office has agreed to limit the scope of its request for photographs related to the civil disturbance on Village Lane from The Breeze and to reimburse The Breeze for $10,000 in legal fees.

Cuccinelli supports seizure of Breeze photographs

Wednesday, April 21, 2010

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Cuccinelli supports seizure of Breeze photographs

The state attorney general told the Harrisonburg-Rockingham Chamber of Commerce that he didn’t believe the seizure of more than 900 photographs from the campus newspaper was a first amendment issue, the Daily News-Record reports.

JMU Professor’s Op-Ed in NYT

Thursday, April 8, 2010

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The New York Times published an op-ed by JMU professor of engineering Karim Altaii about the desolation of the once world-class higher education system in Iraq as a result of war, and the steps needed to rebuild.  Conducting a study for the State Department, Altaii recently “…visited with 200 faculty members and administrators in Iraq…” […]

Local Prof Ranked First In Rate My Professor “Top List”

Friday, March 19, 2010

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Kimberly Duvall-Early, a psychology instructor at JMU, has been declared the highest rated professor in the nation by the Web site ratemyprofessors.com. Rate My Professors is a decade old review site where students can anonymously rank their college teachers on a one to five scale in six different categories and leave comments. In this environment, which […]

JMU to Host Virtual Fashion Show

Tuesday, December 1, 2009

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JMU’s recently publicized virtual campus, launched in the online virtual world of Second Life, is hosting a virtual fashion show and open house “in an effort to introduce local and global community members to JMU’s virtual campus.”  The show will start at 4:00pm on Friday, December 4th Thursday, December 3rd, in Second Life.

1918 Spanish Flu in Harrisonburg

Sunday, April 26, 2009

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Today, the Department of Homeland Security identified swine flu as a public health emergency for the United States.  Between breaking news reports and news segments with medical information, attention is also turning to a forgotten chapter in American (and local) history: the 1918 “Spanish flu” which sickened half of the world’s population at the time and […]

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    May 2: Harrisonburg was honored when the League of American Bicyclists announced the latest round of Bicycle Friendly Community (BFC) designations over the weekend to kick off May as National Bike Month.