Ensuring JMU’s Student Organizations Are Safe Places

While attending a Student Organization Night training session, I thought it was going to mostly be a review of the logistics of the night itself. Org. Night promised to be an evening where people could connect with both new and old groups, all in the hopes of finding their niche and making new friends. Especially when JMU provides events that promote building social connections like the post-student org night event, “Dukes After Dark”. It was to be quite literally “lit” with glow sticks, light-brites, glow-in-the-dark corn hole and more. Continue reading

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An Ethical Educator

As students, faculty, and staff of JMU, we understand what an important role education plays in changing people’s lives for the better. Our professors work hard to enlighten and prepare students to become engaged citizens, while students work hard to retain knowledge and realize their full potential. Continue reading

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An Exemplar of Rights: Paypal

No matter what sort of company you work for, chances are you’ll be faced with issues that force you to choose between what’s economically profitable for your work and what’s morally right for the people who work with you. Continue reading

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An Exemplar of Authority: Alison Parker (’12) and JMU Alums

The family we gain through our alumni network is a powerful authority. JMU alums, especially those in our departments or fields of study, can influence our career decisions and where we make our first real break in the post-college world. These professionals are people we look to for advice and connections. After all, they are who we aspire to be: alumni of James Madison University. Continue reading

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An Exemplar of Empathy: Justin White (’10)

With all the turmoil happening around the world, many of us have experienced profound empathy for those affected. In fact, our Exemplar of Character blog post showed what it means to put words into action and reach out to those who need help. In that post, we recapped a story about residents of Brussels, Belgium who offered their assistance and opened their homes to victims of three recent terrorist attacks. This week’s story features one of our own as an exemplar of empathy, an alum who came from Greece back to JMU to share his experiences.

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