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Local Inauguration Viewing Locations

Saturday, January 17, 2009


Here are the local University locations where you can view Barack Obama’s swearing-in ceremony on Tuesday, January 20 around noon: James Madison University – Grafton Stovall Theater and Festival Ballrooms Eastern Mennonite University – Common Grounds Coffee House Bridgewater College – Cole Hall Auditorium Know of others? Add them in the comments!

Your “green” idea could be worth $100k

Friday, December 19, 2008

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JMU’s Center for Entrepreneurship has a competition on for the JMU community (which includes all Harrisonburg residents) to find the best viable business plans for sustainable businesses.  The contest defines sustainability as “development that meets the needs of the present without compromising the ability of future generations to meet their own needs.”  The winner will […]

Relative Housing Prices and Demographic Shifts in the Valley

Friday, November 28, 2008


A handful of stories in the local media this week have reported on the continuing state and regional shifts in age-related demographics, with some interesting implications for the Shenandoah Valley.

Seeing stars

Monday, November 17, 2008


A recent AP story extols the popularity of the newly-renovated Wells Planetarium at JMU: The rededicated planetarium opened in September, and school officials say the 66-seat facility has been packed every weekend…The renovation included building a new 30-foot inner dome, a new projection system, new chairs and a new heating and air conditioning system.  The […]

College Classes for Local Kids

Friday, November 7, 2008


JMU and the local schools are partnering to offer fun and educational courses for children in the “College for Kids” program. Topics include “Lego Robotics”, “Video Game Design”, and “A Taste of World Languages,” (which introduces kids to the Arab and Russian languages, traditions, and food).  The courses are taught by JMU Faculty and community […]

Latest Eco-News & Events at JMU

Sunday, October 12, 2008


James Madison University announced the formation of “The Institute for Stewardship of the Natural World” in September, which will be led by Dr. Christie-Joy Brodrick Hartman, formerly a professor in the Integrated Science and Technology department. President Linwood Rose’s “Commission on Environmental Stewardship and Sustainability” recommended the action of forming the Institute to help JMU […]

Kaine announces cuts, JMU down $5.4 million

Thursday, October 9, 2008

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Today Governor Tim Kaine announced sweeping budget cuts in the Commonwealth for the 2009 fiscal year, including a $5.4 million reduction at James Madison University. JMU had originally been appropriated nearly $84.3 million, and will now work with $78.9 million.

Veterans Memorial Stadium Demolition Monday, Sept. 22

Thursday, September 18, 2008


From JMU Public Affairs: HARRISONBURG – Demolition of Veterans Memorial Stadium at the former Harrisonburg High School will begin at noon on Monday, Sept. 22. The aging facility will be replaced by a new softball / baseball complex but will retain the Veterans Memorial Stadium name.

JMU names new MBA director

Wednesday, June 18, 2008

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On Tuesday, James Madison University announced that Paul E. Bierly has been appointed as the new director of Master of Business Administration programs. Bierly – who holds degrees from Rutgers University, Wharton School, and the University of Pennsylvania – has been employed by JMU for the past 10 years, six of which were spent as […]

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    Friendly City Food Co-Op, Harrisonburg’s consumer-owned grocery, invites the community to come see its new destination for natural, organic and locally-produced products at the store’s grand opening 11 a.m.-5 p.m. July 9 at 150 East Wolfe Street.

  • Friendly City Becomes Member of National Cooperative Grocers Association

    HARRISONBURG, VA — Friendly City Food Co-op, slated to open this month in Harrisonburg, Va., has become the newest member of the National Cooperative Grocers Association (NCGA), a business services cooperative serving 120 consumer-owned food co-ops nationwide.

  • Harrisonburg Recognized as a Bike Friendly Community

    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.