Harrison Connect, Here we come!!

We created a poll for a new blog name and now our name is Harrison Connect. Thank you for all of you who voted.

Like our new name, we will do our best to connect people around SCOM by creating fun stories about them or about us.

Right before the homecoming weekend, we added a special story about one of beloved JMU Debate team members, Mark Waugh.

Mark’s family, Professor Mike Davis, and the University founded a memorial fund for Mark. Here is a link to donate.

Under my gift will support select “Other” and enter “Mark Waugh Memorial Fund”.

Speech Team

The JMU Speech Team returned from their largest tournament this semester with impressive accomplishments.  The team finished 14 out of over 40 schools and over 400 competitors, including 16 of the Top Twenty teams from last year’s National Individual Events Tournament.  The individual results are as follows:

Jessie Burr (JR, SMAD/ENG) Semi-finalist in Impromptu Speaking–Top 12 out of 126 Speakers

Zach Healy (SR, SMAD/SCOM) 4th Informative Speaking–out of 87 Speakers

Nathan Selove (FR, SCOM/THEA)  Novice Prose Semi-Finalist–Top 12 out of 52 Speakers and Novice After Dinner Speaking CHAMPION

The team, coached by Lee Mayfield and Alyssa Reid, travels this weekend to Seton Hall University.

Teaching Assistant

We added a story of our very first Teaching Assistants for our first graduate program. Please read it here, if you missed it.

Alumni Award Nomination  

The deadline to apply for the Alumni Award is February 15th, for all you amazing alumni you will not want to miss this deadline!

The award is given annually to an alum who manifests the following criteria:

a.     Outstanding contributions to the discipline/profession

b.     Outstanding service to the department, university, community, region, nation

c.     SCOM major, minor, co-curricular and extracurricular programs alumni are eligible

You can nominate yourself, too!!

The award is presented at the year-end SCOM Celebration event in the Spring semester. More information on the award and the procedure/deadlines for submitting a nomination packet can be found by clicking on this link.

Now, it is already one month away from the end of the semester. Let’s finish this semester strong!!

If you have any events or activities of SCOM to share, please send information to Dr. Isaac Woo (woocw@jmu.edu) or Chelsea Legendre (legendcj@dukes.jmu.edu) or Tweet us @JMUSCOM.