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Engaged with Ideas

Man in motion

What economist J. Barkley Rosser can teach us about how we adapt to a changing world.

The King has left the building

In 25 years at JMU, Senior Vice President Charlie King helped steer the university’s tremendous growth while retaining its strong sense of community.
Community Engagement

Dancing for the day care

A ballroom dance competition modeled after ABC’s hit show “Dancing With the Stars” has been helping a Harrisonburg day care center meet a growing need for services since 2010.
Civic Engagement

‘Ms. Madison’ goes to Richmond

Emily Baker (’21) learned firsthand the inner workings of Virginia’s executive branch as a Governor’s Fellow this past summer.
Engaged Alumni

A born leader

Melvin Petty (’84), co-founder and CEO of the government consulting firm ERP International, wins Ernst & Young’s prestigious Entrepreneur of the Year Award for the Mid-Atlantic region.
Being the Change

Finding her calling

Stanford professor Nicole Ardoin (’93) draws on her Madison Experience to champion environmental causes and sustainability.
JMU Nation

Well Dukes

What started as an alternative to traditional health promotion programs affected by the COVID-19 pandemic has become a popular resource for students who want to improve their health and well-being.
Engaged Learning

Writer’s block

Professor Christie Kilby’s religion class tackles the ancient art of Buddhist printing with the help of JMU Libraries’ makerspace.
Alumni Spotlight

Agility coach helps companies adapt to change

Betsy Swaney Kauffman (’97) knows a thing or two about how to navigate change. It’s what led her to launch her own company, which helps other firms become more nimble, innovative and creative.