And Mom and Dad_ too_ by chenmeixiu



And Mom
and Dad, too!
Graduates file into Bridgeforth Stadium
as the Class of 2006 make their Madison
Experience transition from students to
alumni. U.S. Sen. George Allen addressed
the 3,111 undergraduate, 342 master’s
and nine doctoral degree recipients. The
former Virginia governor told graduates,
“James Madison, whose name graces this
university, appreciated the inseparable
bond between education and freedom.
Liberty and learning have made America
the world capital of innovation. … We need
you to ensure [that status]. My charge
and challenge to all of you is to inspire
young people to get interested in math,
science and technology. It is important for
competitiveness and the assurance of our
quality of life.” George and Susan Allen’s
daughter, Tyler, is a JMU freshman.

                                              P h o t o g r a P h b y e va n dy s o n ( ’ 0 8)
Contents                                                                                                                   fall 2006 * Vol.29 * no.4
                                                                                                                                                                                                     8 	 news fundraising tops $13.3 million, JMU sponsors national
                                                                                                                                                                                                              Homeland security symposium, new computer science concentration,
                                                                                                                                                                                                              U.S. News rankings, Madison’s 100 best nominations, new Parents
                                                                                                                                                                                                              Council chairs, “Put up Your dukes” duke dog statues and more
                                                                                                                                                                                                     11 	 By the numbers What is no. 1? and 17? How about 35, 50,
                                                                                                                                                                                                              85, 1,000 and the significance of 1787?
                                                                                                                                                                                                     13 	 Connections Madison digital image database, Madison 101,
                                                                                                                                                                                                              Be the Change, operation Purple Pride
                                                                                                                                                                                                     14 	 Purple Carpet JMU ViPs gather in Virginia’s capital to celebrate
                                                                                                                                                                                                              Madison capital
                                                                                                                                                          Wilson Hall and the                        15 	 15 Minutes Justice studies professor Peter Pham briefs a congres-                                                                    Connections
                                                                                                                                                          Quad are still the                                  sional subcommittee on international terrorism                                                                                   Black alumni Chapter members
                                                                                                                                                          heartbeat of campus,                                                                                                                                                                 connect with each other and
                                                                                                                                                          but explore the new                        16 	 Madison Century                                  b y 	F r e D 	h i l t O n 	(’96m)	 The                urban leg-
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                               incoming students. Page 69
                                                                                                                                                          look and possibilities                              ends of Madison College
                                                                                                                                                          of JMU in this issue.
                                                                                                                                                                                                     17 	 Special Report                             b y 	P a m 	b r O c K	
                                                                                                                                                                                                     	        Beautiful campus facilities raise the stakes
                                                                                                                                                                                                     18 	 Madison Scholar                                 b y 	e r i c 	g O r t O n 	(’86)	 geology                professor
                                                                                                                                                                                                              Kristin st. John investigates sands from the arctic
                                                                                                                                                                                                     19 	 Dukes Turf Baseball players slam records, academic slugging
                                                                                                                                                                                                              power and JMU athletics Hall of fame inductees

                                                                                                                                                                                                     22 	 Be the Change furious flower Center director and english
                                                                                                                                                                                                              professor Joanne gabbin and graduating sga President Wesli spencer
                                                                                                                                                                                                              (’06) discuss leading through service
                                                                                                                                                                                                     24 	 Bright Lights Jonathan Koves (’05), Ray Mason (’78), aimee
                                                                                                                                                                                                              labrecque (’97) and Wenonah Miller Hauter (’78)
                                                                                                                                                                                                     48 	 Professors You Love b y 	g e n e 	c.	F a n t 	(’84)	
                                                                                                                                                                                                     	        Honoring former anthropology professor Bill Boyer                                                                                                                  Campus now
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                 see new views of campus start-
                                                                                                                                                                                                     49 	 Mixed Media new books and Cds by professors and alumni                                                                                                                 ing on Page 28 and in the fold-
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                 out that follows Page 32
                                                                                                                                                                                                     50 	 Transformations b y 	r O s s 	P a t e r s O n 	(’90)
                                                                                                                                                                                                              Bringing medical care and building infrastructure in afghanistan
                                                                                                                                                                                                     53 	 One World b y 	m a r i s s a 	h a n K i n s 	(’02)

                                                                                                                                                                                                              Two alumnae help establish an independent, commercial television
                                                                                                                                                                                                              station in the Ukraine
                                                                                                                                                                                                     54 	 Essay Helicopter Parents by JMU Counseling Center director
                                                                                                                                                                                                              david onestak
                                                                                                                                                                                                     57 	 Real Life b y 	s t e v e n 	g a F F n e y 	(’85) Honesty in the workplace
     30 	 Walking Backward                   b y 	K a t i e 	O’D O w D 	(’07)                                                               Up Front
           JMU’s student ambassadors lead campus tours for prospective students and their parents.
                                                                                                                                            1	 Full Frame
     32	 Campus Map                                                                                                                                                                                  60 	 The Reunion Interview liz sollenberger (’61) shares her
           see old views and new additions to campus in the foldout that follows Page 32.
                                                                                                                                            4	 22807 Your letters                                             Madison experience in a spring Reunion interview with Karen Bowman
     36	 A Madison Love Story                       b y 	K a r e n 	D O s s 	b O w m a n                                                                                                             61 	 news spring Reunion Weekend fun, Carolyn abitbol (’67) is “Back
     	     dick Roberts’ $1 million gift for the shirley Hanson Roberts Concert Hall is in gratitude for                                    6	 Contributors                                                   in the ’Burg,” Black alumni Chapter Reunion Weekend, Tidewater
           Madison’s gift to him — his sweetheart of 50 years.                                                                                                                                                Beach Party, alumni duo create unique wrestling program, chapter
                                                                                                                                            7	 Directions                                                     news and a student ambassador’s thoughts on alumni
     40	 The Performing Arts Center                               b y 	m a r g i e 	s h e t t e r l y                                             President linwood H. Rose
     	     The new center will showcase and centralize the arts for JMU and the community. also:                                                  says that JMU’s changing                           63 	 My Madison             b y 	s a n D e 	s n e a D 	(’82) Memories of two Madison

           Q&a with arts benefactor Judy strickler (’60), the estes family gift and JMU’s art honors.                                             campus is a tangible reflec-                                presidents with Carolyn Caricofe Rabunsky (’56)
                                                                                                                                                  tion of unceasing efforts to                       70 	 Up Close                    b y 	D a r c i e 	r O b e r g e 	(’06)
     46 	 Doing Wonders              b y 	m a r g i e 	s h e t t e r l y                                                                          provide an environment for                                  Mary frances Turner darst (’38) turns 100                                                                                        A Madison Love Story
           The new Plecker athletic Performance Center boosts academic success and athletics camaraderie                                          student success.
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                               dick Roberts makes a sweetheart
           to become the study center of choice.                                                                                                                                                     72 	 Class notes news from alumni, JMUWorks, scholarship thanks
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                               of a gift. Page 36
                                                                                                On ThE COvER: Photograph from the porch of Jackson Hall by Tom Cogill

2   M a d i s o n   M ag a z i n e                                                                          w i l s o n h a l l P h o t o g r a P h b y b r i a n d i l l e n s n y d e r ( ’ 0 8)   b . a . C . a n d e a s t C a m P u s P h o t o g r a P h s d i a n e e l l i o t t ( ’ 0 0) ; r o b e r t s b y m a r k at k i n s o n                                     fa l l    2 0 0 6    3
                                                                               22807                                                                                                                        22807                                                                 {Editor’s note}

                                                                  Your letters                                      particular report discussed television and
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                  Campus views
                                                                                                                                                                       Be the chAnge
                                                                                                                    did not even review the impact of ads now
     fall 2006              * Vol.29 * no.4                                                                         regularly popping up on most Web sites, in
                                                                  Honoring Virginia Beverage                        popular children and teen magazines or on
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                  ‘No matter when you graduated,
     Boa R d of V isiToR s 20 06 -20 07
     J o s e p h 	Da m i c o ( ’ 76, ’ 77M), Rector               not many of us live to be 100 years of            billboards. The last time i attended a local                                                                                                                  campus has changed’
     m e r e D i t h 	 s t r o h m	 G u n t e r , 	 Vice Rector   age — much less to have such a rich and           sporting event, i was hard pressed to find a       Madison professors, students, alumni and donors have been changing the

     m a r k	 t.	 B o w l e s 	( ’86 )                            rewarding life. Miss Virginia Beverage (’34)      scoreboard that didn’t tell me to drink Coca-                                                                                                                              student ambassador said that
     J . 	s c o t t	 B r i D G e f o r t h 	( ’86 )                                                                                                                    world since the university’s founding in 1908. as the university prepares to
     r o n a l D 	c . 	 D e v i n e 	( ’ 78 )
                                                                  of Monterey was one of my best elemen-            Cola. Much of this media contains elaborate                                                                                                                                recently, and it inspired the
                                                                  tary school teachers. she passed away Jan.        marketing campaigns often using popular            cross into the next Madison Century, the rest of the world is beginning to                                              focus of this issue.
     l o i s	 J .	 f o r B e s 	( ’6 4)
     c h a r l e s	 h . 	 f o s t e r 	 J r .                     3, 2006. from 1943 to 1946, she volun-            children’s characters to promote candy, soda,      take notice. it happens through the individual achievements and service that                                               “i can’t believe it,” we rou-
     J o h n 	“ c h u B B y ”	 G r ov e r ( ’81)
                                                                  teered for the american Red Cross in the          sugarcoated cereals, snacks and fast food.         put the power of knowledge to work, embodying President James Madison’s                                    tinely hear from alumni returning to
     J i m 	 h a r t m a n ( ’ 70 )
     s t e p h e n 	 r .	 l e e o l o u ( ’ 78 )                  south Pacific. she taught elementary and          sadly enough, even Sesame Street and the dis-                                                                                                                 Madison for their 50th reunions. not
     e .	r ay 	 m u r p h y                                       high school in Harrisonburg and Highland          ney Channel’s Playhouse Disney have brought        belief that a self-governing people “must arm themselves with the power                                    surprisingly, these alumni are awed by
     w h a r t o n	B .	 r i v e r s 	J r . ( ’02P)                County and was principal at Blue grass            Mcdonalds onboard as a “proud sponsor.”            which knowledge gives.” in helping to create and establish a new kind of                                   the transformation that has occurred
     l a r r y	 m . 	 r o G e r s ( ’ 79, ’81M)
     J u D i t h 	 s .	 s t r i c k l e r ( ’60 )
                                                                  school. Her contributions may inspire             This startling statistic was meant to jump off     government, Madison himself changed the world. His example, in turn, has                                   since the 1950s, before the bluestone
     l i n Da 	 Z e c h e r                                       others to choose the teaching profession.         the page in hopes that it would raise aware-                                                                                                                  Quad began to give way to the red brick
                                                                                                                                                                       inspired the Madison community. Visit often
     s tac y	f u l l e r ( ’08 ), Student Member                  	 A nnA	Long	WAtson	(’42), Hopkins, S.C.          ness about this very disturbing trend and                                                                                                                     of “back campus.”
     D o n n a	 h a r p e r ( ’ 77, ’81M, ’86 ed.s.), Secretary                                                                                                        and meet Madison people who have found ways, both big and small, to Be
                                                                                                                    pressure the advertisement industry to reduce                                                                                                                    now younger alumni are saying the same
     PR esidenT
                                                                  Too much junk — just bunk?                        or regulate the food ads targeted to kids, use     the Change. new world changers are added weekly. if you know some world                                    thing. That’s because in the last decade,
     l i n w o o D	h .	r o s e	
                                                                  The “fighting Childhood obesity” article          popular media to promote healthier eating                                                                                                                     campus has continued to grow with enroll-
     diVision Heads                                                                                                                                                    changers, please share the news with the rest of the JMU community online
     D o u G l a s	t.	B r o w n
                                                                  [Real life column, fall 2005] contains an         and exercise habits, and above all, support                                                                                                                   ment, resulting in expanded facilities on the
     Provost and Vice President, Academic Af fairs                assertion which i think is, on the face of it,    initiatives to reduce the time children spend      (at, or mail in this form.                                                        eastern side of interstate 81. Many of these
     J oa n n e	 c a r r                                          incredible. To wit, the following sentence:       sitting in front of a screen, be it from a tele-                                                                                                              facilities — like the Physics/Chemistry and
     Senior Vice President, University Advancement
                                                                  “in fact, children who watch television are       vision, video or computer. Read the report:                                                                                                                   Health and Human services Buildings —
     c h a r l e s	 k i n G
     Senior Vice President, Administration and Finance            exposed to 40,000 advertisements for junk              n o m i n at e 	 a 	 w o r l D 	 c h a n G e r                                                             have risen in just the last few years.
     m a r k	 wa r n e r ( ’ 79, ’81M, ’85ed. s.)                 food per year.” i submit, not only is this        of-Media-in-Childhood-obesity.pdf.                  Madison people change the world every day. Do you know a world changer?                                      Most recently, attention has returned to
     Senior Vice President, Student Af fairs and                  statement not “fact,” as claimed, but it’s        	 L isA 	tArtA meLL A 	K immeL ,	r.D.	(’92)                                                                                                                   the locus of the original Madison campus,
     University Planning                                                                                                                                               y o u r 	 i n f o r m a t i o n 	 (In case we need additional information)
                                                                  bunk! now, take the author’s hypothetical           Author, “Fighting Childhood Obesity”                                                                                                                        as fundraising and planning proceed for the
     r a l p h	 a l B e r i c o
                                                                  child who watches television three hours                                                             name:                                                                                                      future Performing arts Center, which will
     Libraries / Educational Technolog y                          per day. This assertion translates into that      Remembering Alvin Baird                                                                                                                                       be built on south Main st. opposite the
     a .	 J e r r y	B e n s o n                                   child (notice the author puts no qualifi-         The JMU community experienced a sad                                                                                                                           Quad and re-energize the focus on the arts.
     Integrated Science and Technolog y
                                                                  cations on the word “children” — this             loss with the passing of alvin Baird on                                                                                                                           it was announced two years ago that the
     Dav i D 	 f.	 B r a k k e
     Science and Mathematics                                      happens to all of them — being exposed            June 7. His financial gifts were exception-                                                                                                                   facilities of Rockingham Memorial Hos-
     l i n Da 	 h a l p e r n                                     to 36.5 junk food commercials for every           ally generous; but his gifts of passion, time      Phone number:                                   e-mail address:                                            pital will become part of JMU in 2010,
     General Education
                                                                  hour of television watching. averaging in         and attention to the faculty, staff and stu-                                                                                                                  when the hospital completes the construc-
     Dav i D 	 k .	 J e f f r e y 	(interim)
     Arts and Letters                                             the time “children” spend watching PBs,           dents working in the alvin V. Baird atten-                                                                                                                    tion of its own new center of operations in
     m a r i l o u	 J o h n s o n 		 interim)
                                   (                              sports channels, and the like, where there        tion and learning disabilities Center will         nominee	information                                                                                        a new and expanded location.
     Visual and Performing Arts                                   is no or limited advertising aimed at “chil-      be what we remember most. alvin was on                                                                                                                           Just this year, the westernmost point of
     r e i D	li n n
     Graduate and Outreach Programs
                                                                  dren,” this number easily must explode to         campus working in the center every week                                                                                                                       Madison has moved farther west to incor-
     r o B e r t 	 D .	 r e i D                                   more than 40 junk food commercials per            for the past few years and met and encour-         address:                                                                                                   porate the former Harrisonburg High
     Business                                                     hour. Why, there would be hardly any time         aged many students along the way. His                                                                                                                         school as the new headquarters for the Col-
     p h i l l i p 	 m .	 w i s h o n                             for advertising for violent movies, pop Cds       commitment to making a difference in the                                                                                                                      lege of education. now known as Memo-
                                                                  and all the other ailments that the next          lives of individuals with learning and atten-      Phone number:                                   e-mail address:                                            rial Hall, JMU has preserved the building’s
     a lUMni assoCi aTion offiCeR s                               issue’s charlatan will want to use to scare       tion problems was personal and steadfast.                                                                                                                     original purpose as a focal point for public
     e l a i n e 	 t o t h 	 h i n s Da l e ( ’85), President                                                                                                          brief summary of how this nominee has changed the world:
                                                                  people, under the rubric of “fact.” i do not      Those of us working in the center hope to                                                                                                                     education and for community outreach.
     J o n 	 o f f l e y ( ’89), President Elect
     James	r.	katZman (’89), Immediate Past President             understand why this number did not jump           continue this work with the same dedica-                                                                                                                         This issue of Madison pulls all of this
                                                                  off the page at the editors as unsustainable.     tion that he exhibited. for many of us who                                                                                                                    together with an aerial photograph of
     Pa R e n T s C oU nC i l of f iC e R s
     Dav e	a n D	p h y l l i s	p r u e t t (’07P), Chairs
                                                                  	 B iLL 	s pAr roW, Midlothian, Va.               knew him best, his passing also represents                                                                                                                    JMU today as well as a foldout map (see
                                                                                                                    the loss of a good friend. our lives became                                                                                                                   Page 32) illustrating campus in more
     Madison is an official publication of James Madison
     University and is produced quarterly for alumni, parents     * The author responds: Unfortu-                   intertwined as we came to know him and                                                                                                                        detail. articles and other updates present
     of JMU students, faculty and staff members, and
     friends of the university. It is produced by the Division    nately, the startling statistic that “a typical   his wife, nancy Chappelear Baird (’40).                                                                                                                       Madison’s most recent areas of concentra-
     of University Advancement. Editorial and advertising         child sees about 40,000 ads a year on TV          We will miss him and be inspired by his                                                                                                                       tion and the people who believe in JMU
     offices: JMU, MSC 5718, Harrisonburg, VA 22807.
     JMU does not discriminate on the basis of race, color,       alone” is indeed fact based on a review of        legacy for many years to come.                                                            Mail completed form to Be the Change, University Editor’s Office,   so much they are helping to make these
     national origin, religion, gender, age, veteran status,                                                                                                                                                                            MSC 3610, JMU, Harrisonburg, VA 22807.
     political affiliation, sexual orientation or disability      more than 40 studies by the Henry J. Kai-         	 stev en 	W.	e vAns ,	p h .D.                                                                   Mail or fill out this form online:   campus improvements possible.
     (in compliance with the Americans with Disabilities          ser family foundation’s report, The Role          	 Director, Alvin V. Baird Attention and
     Act) with respect to employment or admissions, or in
     connection with its programs or activities.                  of Media in Childhood Obesity (2004). This          Learning Disabilities Center                      How can you Be the Change? Learn more:                                           	 P am 	b rOcK , Editor

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                                                                                    COnTRIBUTORS                                                                                                        DIRECTIOnS

     fall 2006                * Vol.29 * no.4
                                                                                                   Alison Cooper (’93) and Robyn Gerstenslager (’04) tag-
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                         JMU’s changing landscape
     pa m	B r o c k
                                                                                                   teamed the Tidewater Chapter Beach Party for Madison as                                                                             Changing campus is a tangible reflection of unceasing ef forts to provide
                                                                                                   photographer and writer (see Page 66). When she’s not behind
     Assistant Editor                                                                              a camera, Cooper teaches third grade at Hermitage elementary
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                       an environment for student success

     m i c h e l l e	h i t e ( ’88)
                                                                                                   school in Virginia Beach. entering her 12th year of teaching,
     Art Director                                                                                  Cooper is completing a master’s degree that will give her an                                                          he college or university                                                       students become more selective in their
     B i l l	t h o m p s o n
                                                                                                   endorsement on her teaching license as a math teacher special-                                                        campus is a fundamen-                                                          choice of schools, the quality of campus
     JMU Histor y Editor                                                                           ist. gerstenslager, a Jeep lover and country music fan, lives in                                                      tal part of an institution’s                                                   facilities is often a deciding factor.
     f r e D	h i lt o n ( ’96M)
                                                                                                   Chesapeake. The school of Media arts and design graduate and                                                          character. When you think                                                         at JMU, we are already doing an excep-
     MadisonOnline Editor
                                                                                                   former Breeze writer’s beach party article is her first for Madison.                                                  about Madison, what                                                            tional job with regard to facilities mainte-
     Ja n	G i l l i s	( ’07)
                                                                                                                                                                                                                         images come to mind? The                                                       nance. i regularly receive comments about
     Editorial and Design Student Assistants                              Donna Ragsdale Dunn (’94, ’00M) recently left her market-                                                                     Quad and its distinctive bluestone build-                                                       the beauty, cleanliness and quality of JMU’s
     h a l i 	 c h i e t 	( ’07)
     k at i e 	 f i t Z G e r a l D 	 ( ’07)
                                                                          ing and education position at the Northern Virginia Daily in                                                                  ings? newman lake? d-Hall? The isaT-                                                            campus from alumni, parents and members
     k at i e 	 o ’ D o w D	( ’07)                                        strasburg, Va., as she welcomed a daughter, isabella emily,                                                                   Cs building? The Commons? JMU’s much                                                            of the community. our students also give
     k e va n 	 m ac i v e r 	 ( ’06 )	                                   in april. dunn and her husband, Randy (’93), adopted                                                                          beloved buildings and grounds are part of                                                       us high marks on the quality and aesthetics
     Da r c i e 	 r o B e r G e 	( ’06 )
                                                                          their son, graham, from Bogota, Colombia, in 2005. dunn                                                                       the very fabric of this institution and play                                                    of our buildings and grounds, with 93 per-
     Wr i t e r s , P h o t o g r a p h e r s , I l l u s t r a t o r s   wrote about the international adoption experience in the                                                                      a key part in each person’s unique Madi-                                                        cent satisfied or very satisfied with the gen-
     m a r k	 at k i n s o n
     B r u c e	 B l a i r	 ( ’06M)
                                                                          Transformations department in the fall 2005 issue of Mad-                                                                     son experience. These are the places where                                                      eral condition of our building and grounds,
     k a r e n	 D o s s	 B o w m a n                                      ison. in this issue, dunn profiles alumni Wenonah Miller                                                                      memories were made. Where relationships                                                         92 percent satisfied or very satisfied with the
     t o m	 c o G i l l                                                   Hauter (’78), aimee labrecque (’97) and Raymond Mason                                                                         were built. Where inquiry, discovery and                                                        attractiveness of campus and campus land-
     h a n n a h	 Daw e s
                                                                          (’78) for the “Bright lights” department on Page 24. now                                                                      discourse were celebrated.                                                                      scaping, and 86 percent satisfied or very sat-
     p h i l 	 D e J o n G 	 ( ’05)
     B r i a n 	D i l l e n s n y D e r 	 ( ’08 )	                        a freelance writer, dunn lives in lynchburg.                                                                                     no matter when you graduated from                                                            isfied with classroom and laboratory facili-
     m o r Ga n 	 Dy e	 ( ’05)                                                                                                                                                                          JMU, or first became affiliated with the                                                        ties. This outstanding feedback is a credit to
     e va n 	 Dy s o n 	( ’08 )                                                                   Ross Paterson (’90) is a founding organizer of glocal Ven-                                            university, i would wager that the campus                                                       our buildings and grounds employees, who
     c h r i s 	 e D wa r D s	
     D i a n e 	 e l l i o t t 	 ( ’0 0 )
                                                                                                  tures inc., an international nonprofit development organi-                                            has changed considerably. even our newest                                                       are second to none in their commitment to
     G e n e 	c .	 fa n t, 	 P h .d.	                                                             zation. in the Transformations article on Page 50, Paterson                                           graduates will find that the campus skyline                                                     keeping Madison safe and attractive.
     e r i c 	G o r t o n	 ( ’86 )                                                                writes about trying to fight terrorism in afghanistan by                                              has changed since they left last May. as you read through this             Unfortunately, when it comes to the issue of space there is
     J u D	 G u i t t e a u
                                                                                                  reconstructing hope and rebuilding agricultural, educational                                          issue of Madison, i hope you enjoy seeing the images of campus          room for improvement. only 74 percent of students agree that
     Ga r y	 k e m p s t o n
     m i c h a e l	 k i e r n a n                                                                 and medical infrastructures. Paterson is married to his “JMU                                          and learning about the recent renovations and additions.                JMU classrooms have adequate space, while only 65 percent agree
     c at h y 	 k u s h n e r 	 ( ’87)                                                            sweetheart,” shannon souvenir (’89). They live in Keller,                                                it is important, however, to keep in mind the reason we              that our laboratories have adequate space.
     t r ac i e 	 m e a D o w s 	 ( ’97)                                                          Texas, with their three children: erin, 12, Jenna, 11, and                                            undergo these renovations and expansions to the campus. it is              With increasing enrollments over the last few decades and an
     Dav i D 	 o n e s ta k ,	P h .d.
     e l i Z a B e t h	 p u r i t Z 	( ’07)
                                                                                                  Jamie, 8. Paterson coaches his children in several sports.                                            not progress for progress’ sake. Rather, the renovation, acquisi-       ever-evolving curriculum, we have had to work creatively and
     m a r G i e 	 s h e t t e r ly                                                                                                                                                                     tion and construction of new buildings are an absolute necessity        strategically to ensure that we have adequate, up-to-date facilities
     s a n D e	 s n e a D 	( ’82 )                                        Madison magazine intern Darcie Roberge (’06) is a media                                                                       to ensure that our buildings and grounds continue to meet the           that accommodate the needs of our students and faculty. This
     c o r y 	s u t e r	( ’06 )
                                                                          arts and design major and music minor. she served as execu-                                                                   needs of our students and faculty.                                      commitment was the catalyst behind our expansion across i-81,
     c a s e y 	 t e m p l e t o n 	 ( ’06 )	
     B r yo n 	t h o m p s o n                                            tive editor of the student produced Madison 101 and editor                                                                       i recently ran across a study conducted by aPPa (the profes-         the acquisition of Memorial Hall and Rockingham Memorial
     r i char D	th o m p so n                                             of Sister Speak, the JMU women’s literary magazine. she also                                                                  sional organization for educational facilities professionals) on        Hospital, and the development of our new Performing arts Cen-
     m at t h e w 	 w o r D e n                                           served as a contributing writer for The Breeze. in this issue’s                                                               The Impact of Facilities on Recruitment and Retention of Students.      ter, which we plan to break ground on next fall.
     Contributing Of f ices                                               Class notes section, Roberge profiles marathon runner david                                                                   The study found that nearly 67 percent of survey respondents               We are a community committed to preparing students to
     offices of alumni, Media Relations, sports Media                     R. Meyer (’88) and director of the Virginia interfaith Cen-                                                                   indicated that overall quality of campus facilities was a key con-      become educated and enlightened citizens who lead productive
     Relations, Photography services, University editor
                                                                          ter for Public Policy doug smith (’93). she also writes about                                                                 sideration in their decision to attend their respective college or      and meaningful lives. This statement drives all we do, and the
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                                                                          Harrisonburg resident Mary frances Turner darst (’38), who                                                                    university while 76 percent indicated that the quality of facilities’   changing campus landscape is a tangible reflection of our unceas-                                            celebrated her 100th birthday in May (Page 70).                                                                               maintenance factored into their choice of school. on our own            ing efforts to provide an environment where academic inquiry can
     E-mail:                                                                                                                                                                         campus, 66 percent of those responding to the 2005 first Year           thrive and students can prosper.
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                                                                                                        Mindi Westhoff (’07) has published feature and profile                                          survey indicated that the appearance and setting of the university
     MSC 3610, James Madison University                                                                 photographs in several issues of Madison. in this issue                                         were very important in choosing JMU.
     Harrisonburg, VA 22807                                                                             she captures Madison graduate and centenarian Mary                                                 Perhaps even more revealing, aPPa’s national survey found
     Correction: The Summer 2006 issue of Madison                                                       frances Turner darst (’38) on Page 70. Westhoff also                                            that a significant percentage of prospective students rejected an
     omitted three photography credits. Brian Dillensnyder
     (’08) photographed James Madison Day speaker
                                                                                                        serves as a staff photographer for Bluestone, the JMU                                           educational institution due to inadequate facilities: nearly 30         	
     Michael Beschloss and the campaign announcement                                                    yearbook. last semester she was recognized by the Uni-                                          percent because it lacked a facility they deemed important; 26.1 per-   	                              l inwOOD 	h.	r Ose
     event, which appear on Pages 3 and 13. Jenny Baker                                                 versity information staff as part of the “What Will You                                         cent because an important facility was inadequate; and 16.6 percent                                    President
     (’08) photographed the Madison Project’s 10th anni-
     versary, (Pages 3 and 61). Kathy Lam photographed                                                  Become?” student leadership challenge.                                                          because an important facility was poorly maintained. as the top                                        James Madison University
     the Madison Cup debate (Page 13).

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