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The Bluestone, Volume 100 

The Yearbook of James Madison University 

March 2008 - March 2009 

Enrollment - 17,964 

800 S. Main St., MSC 3522 

Harrisonburg, VA 22807 

(540] 568-6541 


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£ALional Board 

Joanna Brenner, editor in cliief 
Leslie Cavin, creative director 
Natalie Wall, photography director 
Sarah Chain, copy editor 
Rebecca Schneider, managing editor 
Colleen Mahoney, supervising editor 



Lucy Romeo 


Parvina Mamatova, co-features 
Rebecca Leggett, co-features 
Lauren Babbage, classes 
Kristin McGregor, organizations 
Jessica Benjamin, sports 

Julia Simcox 
Tiffany Brown 
Kim Lofgren 
Megan Mori 
Shaina Allen 
Amy Gwaltney 
Caroline Blanzaco 
Holly Fournier 
Angela Barbosa 

Katie Thisdell 
Jen Beers 
Beth Principi 
Steph Synoracki 
Casey Smith 
Lianne Palmatier 
Matthew Johnson 
Ariel Spengler 
Karlyn Williams 
Caitlin Harrison 

Kaylene Posey 

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POSING for a picture, Ms. Madison 
winner senior Chiquita King accepts 
her award from President Linwood 
H. Rose, with his wife there to sup- 
port him. The ceremony took place 
during halftime of the Homecom- 
ing football game, where senior 
Andy Gibson was awarded Mr. 
Madison as well. 
Photo by Amy Gwaltney 

PACKED into the Convocation Center, 

university members and Harrisonburg 

residents rally for President Barack 

Obama. Almost 1 0,000 people crowded 

in, though the Convo usually only held 

7,000. For potential audience members 

who could not fit in the Convo, Obama 

spoke shortly on the UREC turf 

Photo by TImmy Austen 

MASTERS of cermonies for the joint 
end-of-semester concert for a cappella 
groups Exit 245 and The BluesTones, 
senior Bryce Nielson and a member 
BluesTones keep the crowd entertained 
during intermission. Members of both 
groups combined to create a memo- 
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theme, rtioro by Amy Gwaltney 

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SUNLIGHT shines on a student as 
she sings in praise on the Commons. 
Many religious groups chose to share 
their faith with their peers in hopes of 
enlightenment. The Commons made 
a home for many organizations and 
businesses, giving students a chance 
to explore new experiences, music and 
even free food. Photo by Natalie Wall 

A SIGN showcases student's school 
spirit, especially for arch nemesis Ap- 
palachian State University. The Dukes 
came back to beat the Mountaineers 
in a fooball game by three after a dis- 
sapointing first half. Photo by Nicole 

THE CROWD at the university's annual 
"Greek Sing"goes wild as the event 
begins. Greek Sing was part of Greek 
Week, a time for sororities and fraterni- 
ties to come together and celebrate 
through community service, philan- 
thropy and fun activities such as Greek 
Olympics and Penny Wars, among oth- 
ers. Photo by Natalie Wall 

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THE winner of "America's Next Top 
Model" at 1 787 Orientation proudly dis- 
plays her Madison spirit. The organizers 
of the five-day orientation event were 
constantly coming up with innovative 
events to make incoming freshmen 
feel welcomed and excited to be a part 
of the university community. Photo by 
Natalie Wall 

A BAND member shows his Duke pride 
as the Marching Royal Dukes take the 
field prior to one of the many football 
games that entrench Bridgeforth Sta- 
dium. After traditionally completing the 
fight song, the university's alma mater 
and the National Anthem, the MRD 
formed a path for the football team. 
At the beginning of all the games, the 
crowd was riled up thanks to the band's 
promise of an action-packed event. 
Photo by Amy Gwaltney 

ENTERTAINMENT is the name of the 
game at Sunset on The Quad during 
the university's weeklong Homecoming 
celebration. Senior. :--i Gerlach takes 
centerstage as his fellow members of 
a cappella group Exit 245 back him up. 
Students with a passion for singing had 
the opportunity to let their talent flour- 
ish among the eight premier a cappella 
groups at the university. 
Photo by Amy Gwaltney 

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JAMES Madison wears a poncho on 
Family Weekend, preventing rain dam- 
age due to the weekend's inclement 
weather. Many students did not realize 
that the university's namesake stood 
at only 5 feet 4 inches until they saw 
the lifesize statue in front of Roop Hall. 
Photo by Rebecca Schneider 

DECKED out in school spirit, a student 
dons joker-like face paint during the 
home football game against University 
of Delaware. The Dukes dominated 
during the sixth game of the season, 
winning 41-7. Many students chose 
to show their enthusiasm through a 
temporary tatoo or wild face and body 
paint. Photo by Amy Gwaltney 

PERFORMING for the Christmas Eve 
pre-show, members of Alpha Kappa 
Alpha take the stage at Operation Santa 
Claus. Every year, Student Ambassadors 
raised thousands of dollars through 
the event, which provided resources to 
underprivileged families in the Har- 
risonburg area so they could enjoy the 
holiday season. Photo by Tiffany Brown 

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POSING as the Grinch, Duke Dog en- 
tertains the crowd at Operation Santa 
Claus. The theme of the 2008 program 
was "How The Dul<e Dog Stole Christ- 
mas." The Student Ambassadors put on 
the event, only two groups performed, 
compared to 1 6 in 2008. Photo by Tif- 
fany Brown 

EXCITED and energetic First YeaR 

Orinetation Guides abd Orientation 

Program Assistants celebrate the end 

of 1 787 Orientation. FROGs and OPAs 

created a welcoming atmosphere for 

incoming freshmen each year. 

Photo by Erin Bender 

AS partof Family Weekend, alumni 

show their spirit by decorating a 

Volkswagon bus with purple and gold. 

The family won "Best Tailgating Spirit" 

during Homecoming 2006. 

Photo by Rebecca Schneider 

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complements lead 
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the band's set. Like his 
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Say Anything rocked out V^to an energetic crowd in Wson Hall 

Say Anything said anything and everything as they entertained a packed auditorium with 
outrageous rock songs, comedic comments and intense energy. 
"You know how when you go to a concert and you don't really know all the songs, so it's 
all up to the performance?" asked sophomore Michelle Koob. "Well, they were io entertaining. I 
thought they put on a really good show." 

Energy filled the stage during the hour-long set as the crowd cheered for the band to play more 
songs. Lead singer Max Bemis also proved he had a valuable stage presence as he engaged in 
comedic dialogue with the audience throughout the night. 

"It was almost like stand-up in between songs," said Koob. "1 was cracking up, like, the whole 
time, so it wasn't bad that we didn't know any songs." 

Koob decided just an hour before the show began at 8 p.m. that she wanted to go. After 
finishing dinner, she ran to her dorm to get money before finding seats in the back of the 
auditorium with two friends. ^ 

"1 knew two of their songs and I likeoWtiose, so in thebackof my head I was kind of considering 
going," explained Koob. "It was a last minute decision, but it was really fun." 

The set list was split between two albums "...Is A Real Boy" and "In Defense of the Genre." 
The band played popular songs including "People Like You Are Why People Like Me Exist," 
"BabyGirl, I'm A Blur," "Shiksa (Girlfriend]," "Every Man Has A Molly," "The Church Channel" and 
"An Orgy of Critics." 

Sophomore Melissa Smetts loved seeing her favorite song, "Wow, 1 Can Get Sexual Too," 
performed live. As a fan of the band, she thought they sounded great, even from the back of the 

"They did sing very well, especially compared to other artists who sing live," said Smetts. 

ENERGIZED by the crowd, 
bass guitarist nie. Kent 
loses himself in the music. 
A 22-year-old New York 
native, Kent formerly 
played bass for the punk- 
rock band, "Lance's Hero." 
Photo by Katie Piwowarczyk 

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Bernis offers the mic to 

tiie crowd. Bemis was 

Say Anything's primary 

songwriter, basing most of 

his songs on experience. 

Photo by Katie Piwowarczyk 

UPB announced that tickets for the spring concert 
would go on sale on Feb. 11 for $15 for jMU Access 
Card (JACard) holders or $20 without a JACard. 

Patrick White, then a member of UPB's Center Stage 
committee, worked security at the event. White was 
the 2008-09 director of the committee. 

"Everyone seemed to be having a good time," said 
White. "1 wasn't sure how popular thev were going to 
be, but they definitely were that night.'^ 

UPB chose the band based«n results aka survey sent 
to students the pr^ous summer The necision was 
based oB the number of votes the band received, as 
well as oflher factors, iri^uding availability. 

"it was a good variety to bring them here," said 
Smetts. "But I don't know'if it uas the best decision." 

Based on the amount o^energy filling the auditorium 
though, nobody in the audience seemed to be 
disappointed by the choice. 

"Since 1 didn't know the band really well, we were 
sitting in the back," said Koob.'^ut e\'eryone was 
standing up during the songs and ygu could hear, 
even in the back, people wete jumping around and 
dancing," said Koob. "I've never been so far in the 
back at a concert where there's still that much energy." 
Amid complex songs and persistent clapping, 
the bands shocked the auditorium with their eccen- 
tric power and liveliness. 

"The singer really reached out to the audience," said 
White. His favorite performance was the familiar 
song "Alive With The Glory of Love," which closed the 

Koob agreed. "1 liked how they finished the concert 
with ... the first song 1 had ever heard by them," she 
said, adding she would see them perform again if she 
could. "They know how to put on a show." 

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STRUMMING his guitar, 

Jake Turner looks out into 
the audience of 800. Say 
Anything's latest album, 
"In Defense of the Genre," 
was named one of Spin 
magazine's top 40 albums 
of 2007. Photo by /Cot/e 


both his talent^ 

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By Karlyn Williams ^ ^ 

Sororities and fraternities wowed 

the crowd in a multi-faceted 

dance competition 


greek Sing wasT prominent 
tradition at the university, 
iield annually during Greek 
Week in Godwin gym eacii spring 
semester. The event allowed sorori- 
ties and fraternities to entertain one 
another, the campus and the sur- 
rounding community. 

As assistant director of the Office of 
Student Activities and Involvement, 
Jill Courson began planning three 
months before the popular event. 

"It's entertaining and a <^reat way for 
different Greek letter organizations 
on our campus to come together and 
show off their talent and have some 
fun," said Courson. 

Greek organizations tliat partici- 
pated were required to submit their 

theme ideas to the Greek Sing Coordin^f^rs for approval. The coordinators also 
double-checked that themes were rwrepeated. 

The Kappa Alpha Theta sorority riiembers began practicing a week after their 
theme was approved, foi- one to raree hours each time they met. As the new 
chapter on campus, they did not knoVS^at to expect from the other sororities. 
"I don't think we had a disadvantage, wej^J^^ieeded to learn the ropes of Gree 
Sing," said senior Landry Bosworth, presidenTO^^gM^jiljjlliXbfi^SiSI^?^ 
us had never even attended Greek Sing, so we had a lot to learn and not much 
time to do so." 

A judging process determined the winners. With 100 possible points per each 
of the four judges, a "higli score" was more than 350 points. The judging rubric 
included the following areas: theme (10 points), dance performance (25 points], 
"hands" performance (30 points), props (15 points), soloist's performance 
(10 points) and audience appeal (10 points). All of the sections were scored per 
judge and then tallied as a whole. 

Stacey Garrett, gradu.ite assistant at the Office of Student Activities and 
involvement, judged for the first time this yean 

"The atmosphere of Creek Sing when 1 walked in about an hour before it 
started reminded me, in a good way, of a competition day," said Garrett. 
"I was really excited to see the final performances after seeing the women 


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tner represents Alpha 
Sigma Tau on the dance 
floor. The sororities held 
tryouts to determine who 
would be performers and 
who would be "hands." 
Photo by Natalie Wall 


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petition seriously. 

"Winning this event is a point 
of pride for chapters and hav- 
ing those bragging rights all' 
year is something that is sought 
after," said Courson. 

pirst-time participants Sigma 
Phj Epsilon won first placoior 
theJratemTties with the theme, 
"^fe Just Want to Dance!" 
Zena Tau Alpha came in first| 
place for the sororities with th( 
theme, "ZTAir." 

Zeta Tau Alpha's performance 
was intricate^nd the music 
clips they used fit the theme 
well. The opening song was 
"Touch the Sky," by Kanye West, 
followed b v-eirfi>i^^ n 2^ 

MEMBERS of Kappa Alpha 
sport caps and black 
beaters as their costumes. 
Despite their coordinated 
efforts, the brothers did 
not place. Photo by Natalie 

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with Me," by Michael Bubte.'Thg^Sancers changed - 
wardrobe accessories often, startmg/out msisedr^ pilots 
in hats, white^Wrts, black pants and black-treSTWhen 
the song "All Aro(ind the World" from the Lizzie McGture 
soundtrack played, theihands members operfed a banner 

that was painted like algloh,^ eind walked^TouTId it with 

even space between each member. Some of the props, 
in addition to th^ globe banner, included an enlargeg 

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their hips in unison, the 
sisters of Sigma Kappa 
flash their moves on the 
floor. Greek organizations 
had to follow strict 
time limits for their 
performances. Photo by 
Natalie Wall 


Male non-affiliates sparked the audience's enthusiasm durii 
Zeta Tau Alpha's performance by helping with cheer stunts anl 
tumbles. These elements stirred up the crowd members, whc 
applauded and cheered throughout the performance. 

There was an intermission performance by a team of 
representatives from each branch of the Black and Latino Greek 
Caucus (BLGC] — which included the majority of Greek 
Organizations under the Center for Multicultural Student Ser- 
vices (CMSS) — who stepped 
^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^ together 

This year, nine fraternities 
participated, up from only two 
in 2007. However, the fra- 
ternities were more laid 
back than sororities when 
it came to practice schedules, 
props and costumes. 

Sigma Phi Epsilon's main 

team practiced five-to-eight 

times before the performance, 

and the hands team practiced three times, including a run-through 

before they went into the gym. 

The fraternity's performance also started with a Kanye West 
song, "Flashing Lights." The dancers were dressed in black zip-up 
sweatshirts and white masks mimicking the sharp movements of 
"America's Best Dance Crew," The JabbaWockeeZ, while the hands 
flickered flashlights on the risers in the background. 

They incorporated well-known dances like "The Cuban Shuffle" 
and "Walk it Out." The soloist sang "1 Wanna Dance With Some- 
body," while the hands held up signs with each sorority's letters 

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MICROPHONE in hand, 

senior Daniel Robert Rubio 
began to nervously sing "I 
Believe I Can Fly" as part 
of Alpha Tau Omega's 
skit. Every group was 
required to have a solo 
performance, which could 
consist of a song or dance 
routine worth up to 10 
percent of the total score. 
Photo by Natalie Wall 

DRESSED in '80s workout 

attire, the men of Pi Kappa 

Alpha get down and dirty 

with a hunnorous routine. 

Many fraternities chose 

to take a comedic route 

during Greek Sing. 

Photo by Natalie Wall 

to gain audience participation and 

A unique element in Sigma Phi Ep- 
siion's performance was the addition 
of the Alpha Kappa Alpha (AKA), Inc. 

"The lovely, and ever so talented ladies 
of AKA stepped for us. Our Greek Sing 
Coordinator, [Robert Burden], decided 
to ask them about four weeks out," 
said senior Jason Myers, president of 
Sigma Phi Epsilon. "They were a 
tremendous help throughout the 
entire process." 

Chiquita King, a member of AKA 
was one of four women who stepped 
during the performance. She remem- 
bers walking into the gym thinking, 
"Wow, there are a lot of people here." 

"Greek Sing, to the social Greek 
organizations, is equivalent to the 
Homecoming Step Show for the Greek 
organizations that fall under CMSS," 
said King. "Members of each organi- 
zation dedicate their time and efforts 
to implement an entertaining show of 
quality and excellence." 


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More than 3,000 centennial 
grads gathered to commemorate 
their graduation 


raduation day: the final celebration of one's college 
experience. It was the day that most students both dread 
and dream of, a day that marked the end of college and the 
beginning of the "real world." Unlike previous years, however, the 
graduates of 2008 had the proud honor of celebrating another 
exciting event: the 100th anniversary of the university. 

Bridgeforth Stadium filled up quickly with family members and 
friends anxiously waiting to see their loved ones take the field for 
one last time. Accompanied by the university's wind symphony, 
the graduates came out looking like ants marching in their purple 

CELEBRATING her recent 
freedom, graduate Caitlin 
Bennett plays with her niece, 
Keira. The Student Government 
Association helped the 
students count down to 
graduation, starting at 200 
days. Photo by Natalie Wall 

PART of his cap art, a 

Ipus graduate conducts 

some last-minute job 

searching. Career and 

Academic Planning held 

career fairs throughout 

the year to assist in job 

placement. P/ioro by Na(o//e 


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SPORADICALLY popping up 
throughout the ceremony, 
graduate Evan Dyson made 
sure to document his last 
moments at the university. 
Dyson was involved with The 
Breeze and worked extensively 
with photography, finding the 
importance in capturing visual 
memories. Photo by Natalir Wall 


A PICTURE is taken of President Linwood H. 

Rose as he recognizes the excellence of the 

class of 2008. The centennial class consisted of 

2,696 undergraduates and 450 graduate and 

doctoratal students. Photo by Natalie Wall 

gowns, a tribute to the Centennial. The stadium was filled with 
tears, laughter and cell phones as parents and graduates tried 
desperately to find one another. 

One hundred years was a 

huge accomplishment. "When I 

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Graduation has come a long 
way. For the first gradua- 
tion, students all wore long, 
white dresses with long sleeves 
and high collars. The ceremony was held in the assembly hall of 
Harrisonburg's courthouse. Processions then moved to the new 
Virginia Theatre in downtown Harrisonburg in 1915. The first 
graduation to be held on campus in Harrison Hall was in 1916, 
where students were again dressed in all white. The first year that 
graduates wore caps and gowns was in 1917, after many requests 
from students. A tradition of a main speaker began in the 1980s, 
and separate college ceremonies began in 1993. 

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Golden Generation 

BEHIND the faculty 

backs, student 
liven up the lengthy 
ceremony by tossing a 
beach ball. Following 
the main ceremony, 
each college held 
its own ceremony to 
recognize the students 
individually. Photo b 
Natalie Wc 

Throughout the history of the university's graduations, one 
thing remained the same: the accomplishments of the graduates 
and recognition of all of their hard work. The 2008 graduation 
started off with President Linwood H. Rose welcoming the class 
of 2008 along with friends and family. "Your commencement is 
particularly special because you are the university's century-year 
graduating class," announced Rose. "Through this commencement, 
you usher in [another] century." 

Following Rose's introduction a video was shown that captured 
the history of the university, a proud moment for graduates and 
faculty to share. The video, "The Madison Century," described 
the transformation of the university over 100 years, highlighting 
changes and acknowledging current achievements. 

"For 100 years, this uncommon culture has defined the Madison 
experience and changed countless lives — lives that in turn are 
changing the world." The video provided examples of citizenship, 
student responses to society's needs and student contributions to 
business and economics. 

Student Body President graduate, Lee Brooks, introduced 
graduate Sarah Roquemore, the student speaker for the main 
ceremony. "1 could really relate to all the speeches made," said 
graduate Dre Hernandez. "They made me realize how amaz- 
ing these past four years have been and all of the memories I've 

Following, the student address, Rose introduced the com- 
mencement speaker for 2008, Thomas Dingledine. Dingledine was 
the great-grandson of William Johnston Dingledine, who helped 
persuade the Virginia General Assembly to build the State Normal 
and Industrial School for Women in 1908, which later became 
lames Madison University. Dingledine's ancestry played an impor- 
tant role in the development of the university and was involved 
with philanthropy that contributed to the university's academics 
and services. 

Dingledine's commencement address encouraged students to 
"Be The Change" by making a mark on the world and helping oth- 

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POLKA DOTS add flair and distinction to 
graduates' hats. Decorative caps enabled friends 
and family to easily find the students as they 
proceeded to their seats. Phofo by Natalie Wall 

"Be a creator of history, be the change that is so needed in 
our world today," said Dingledine. "By having a positive impact on 
others, you will create history." 

Dingledine himself was an example of helping others by donat- 
ing more than $2 million to the university. "To have a speaker talk 
about the importance of volunteering and contributing to the 
university when he himself has, is a perfect example of how each 
and every one of us takes on a responsibility to give back to |MU 
just as much as we have taken from it," said graduate Vanessa 

Following Dingledine's speech was the presentation 
of candidates for doctoral and master's degrees. It was at this 
time that graduates began to anticipate the end of the ceremony. 
Restless and excited students fidgeted in their seats and craned 
their necks to find their family members so they could share their 
final moments as a student. The Alma Matar could be heard all 
around campus as students sang along to the last song played at 
the ceremony. 

As the final words were spoken to the class of 2008 and 
students began to turn their tassels to the left, the only thing for 
graduates to do was throw their hats in the air in celebration of 
completing four hard years of college. 

"It wasn't until the wind symphony started to play at the end 
and everyone was beginning to find their families that it really hit 
me that I wasn't going to return to school next year and I had to 
say goodbye to everyone," said graduate Christina Chirovsky. 

As they left Bridgeforth Stadium, they gave hugs and kisses 
to family members and posed for pictures together. The gradu- 
ates spent their last minutes on the campus that had become their 
home. It was where they said goodbye to their parents as they got 
ready for freshman year, and it was where they said goodbye to 
their friends as they prepared to open a new chapter in their lives. 

DONNING funky 

sunglasses, graduate 
Nathan Zelena stands out 
while attempting to locate 
his friends and family. The 
Quad was a popular spot 
for photos post-ceremony. 
Pholo by Natalia Wall 

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leaping I orward 

FROGs familiarized first-year students with the ins and outs of college life 

five days before the semester began, 3,850 freshmen 
arrived for move-in and orientation. Little did they know 
how unique Madison orientation was. A hand-pici<ed 
group of First-yeaR Orientation Guides (FROGs] and Orientation 
Peer Advisers (OPAs] waited eagerly to get the exciting week 
started. 1787 Orientation was designed to ease the transition 
from life at home to life on a college campus with multiple 
workshops, concerts and cookouts. 

The entire experience, however, would not have been possible if 
it were not for the FROGs and OPAs who trained and prepared to 
welcome them. A week before freshmen arrived, the FROGs and 
OPAs met to get ready for orientation. 

"The first Saturday there, we had a FROG check-in and then we 
did massive icebreakers to loosen everyone up and get to know 
each other," said junior Polly Renter, who was a rookie FROG. 
The FROGs learned a lot about one another and the orientation 
events with their FROG group, each led by two OPAs. "The most 
beneficial part of being a FROG was the first day of fall 

orientation training," said sophomore Caroline Gray. 
"We met 10 new members of the group and did a lot of 
icebreakers and get-to-know-you activities. It was really 
important because I became close with the people who 
supported me through all my highs and lows through the 
whole process," said Gray. 

Dr. Mark Warner, senior vice president of Student 
Affairs, spoke to the groups and gave them all three goals 
to take on. The first was to leave a nickel in a soda 
machine to brighten someone's day since the price 
of soda went up from $1.20 to $1.25. The second was 
to pick up trash on campus to ease work for the cleaning 
staff, and the third was to appreciate the cleaning staff 
who worked so hard behind the scenes to keep our cam- 
pus clean. Dan Murphy, coordinator of student staff, also 
gave a presentation about customer service and how 
to appropriately answer questions and talk to parents 
and students effectively, according to Renter. 

EXECUTINii tne signature 

FROG dance, sophomore 
Mitch Ramey performs 
moves during the "Thriller" 
segment. The FROG 
dance was presented as 
a compilation of hits that 
included "Four Minutes" 
and "What Is Love?" Photo 
by Natalie Wall 

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ASKING the audience for 
help, a first-year student 
participates in Are You 
Smarter than a FROG? 
The mock game show 
addressed topics that 
related to college life: 
dorms, sex and personal 
hygiene. Photo by Natalie 

AFTER choreographing 

the "Genie In a Bottle" part 

of the FROG dance, junior 

OPA Ryan Cury shows 

the FROGs and first-years 

his moves. OPAs and 

FROGs were responsible 

for creating dances for 

different portions of the 

performance. Photo by 

Natalie Wall 

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Heaping forward 

The FROGs also met with the multicultural representatives who were there 
to provide counseling for first-year students. This year, a greater emphasis 
was placed on the relationship between the FROGs, RAs and hall directors. 

They worked as one unit to be more involved in each group's events, and 
held meetings to plan larger get-togethers. Most importantly, the FROGs met 
with the organizers of every event the freshmen attended, including move- 
in and freshmen assessment, in order to prepare themselves for the events. 

The freshmen were required to read "The Federalist Ten" by James Madison, 
an essay written to support the ratification of the United States constitution. 
The FROGs were prepared to answer questions and explain the significance 
of the challenging material. The reading was meant to mentally prepare 
first-year students for what college-level reading would be like. The students 
compared Madison's writings to those by Robert Yates, who opposed the Con- 
stitution's ratification. 

The freshmen arrived to find that the schedule for 1787 Orientation was 
jam packed with fun events designed to meet new people and ease the move- 
in jitters. 

"Coming into orientation, I expected to meet 
a whole bunch of new people and to have an 
exciting, fun week," said freshman Ashleigh 
Gunderson. "They definitely kept us busy and 
I had a lot of fun while learning about school." 
An ice cream social, a Taylor Down Under 
game night and a fair on the football field all 
helped break the ice. 

The freshmen had conversations with 
professors and a meeting with their advisers 
to ask questions about life as a student and 
to fully understand the responsibilities and 
demands of college work. 


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years and FROGs throw 
caution to the wind during 
the FROG dance. "The first- 
year students always love 
the FROG dance because 
it's full of energy and 
great songs," said senior 
FROG All Reeder. Photo by 
Natalie Wall 

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photograph is taken 
with Duke Dog during 
Quad Fest. First-years 
gathered after dinner 
with their FROG groups 
to enjoy activities and 
entertainment. Photo by 
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HOPING to beat their 

odds, first-years play 

blackjack during Casino 

Night. Students were given 

fake orientation money 

at the door to use to play 

casino card games. Photo 

by Natalie Wall 

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I eaping Forward 

"For the freshmen, the most beneficial part of orientation was meeting with 
the professors and advisors because they knew exactly what to expect... before 
stepping into their first class. Seeing orientation as a FROG made me realize how 
important that meeting was, and 1 am glad that the freshmen benefit from 
it every year," said Gray. 

Activities included an open mic and casino night, free movies such as Juno and 
I Am Legend, the Madison Beach Party at University Recreation Center, and even 
a pep rally. |MAD Is On mixed elements of The Price is Right and Family Feud to 
create a unique and interactive game show. A cappella groups, comedians, step 
groups, and dance groups performed their best for their freshmen audience at 
Jimmy's Mad Jam, and many of the freshmen also showed up to enjoy the show 
put on by Michael Anthony, a hypnotist. 

Finally, the FROGs held a closing ceremony to thank the freshmen for their 
participation and cooperation during orientation, giving a final performance of 
the legendary FROG dance. Without the encouraging and enthusiastic attitudes 
of the well-trained FROGs and OPAs, the orientation would not have been execut- 
ed to its full potential. 

SPECTATORS look on as 

brave first-years attempted 
the FROG dance. Dancing 
along, excited OPAs got 
into the groove, while 
others enjoyed the free 
entertainment. Photo by 
Natalie Wall 

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FIRST-years look fierce 
during America's Next Top 
Model, hosted by REACH 
Peer Educators. Questions 
focused on tiow to live a 
healthy lifestyle in college. 
Photo by Natalie Wall 

INTENTLY watching their 
FROGs, the first-years try to 
mimic the dance. During 
Quad Eest, the EROGs 
broke down the dance into 
parts in order to teach the 
first-years. Photo by Natalie 

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Crillinp Up AnikipdUon 

PURPLE and gold for 

Madison pride, new 

portable toilets decorate 

an on-campus parking 

lot. The portable toilets 

were placed in parking lots 

throughout the campus, 

adding spirit as well as 

convenience for tailgaters 

on game days. Photo b\ 

Natalie Wall 

By Caitlin Harrison 

Grilllnp Up Anticipation 

Students and alumni came together to celebrate Duke pride 

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the hot day. Hand 

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tailgating at the university had almost become 
more popular than the football game itself. For 
each home game, students donned spirit beads and 
colored wigs and gathered in fields and parking lots to 
tailgate. Tailgating at the university was not just a time 
for grilled food and celebratory drinking, but also an 
opportunity for family members to visit students and 
join in the school spirit. 

Most of the fall football games started in the late 
afternoon or evening, so students started tailgating early 
in the day. A typical tailgate began with shopping for 
refreshments, such as hamburgers, hot dogs, buns and 
beer. The second challenge was finding an open spot in 
a parking lot. The parking lots adjacent to the bookstore, 
Godwin field and the Champions Drive parking deck near 
Zane Showker Hall had to be empty by 5 p.m. on Fridays 
to leave space for anyone who reserved a parking spot 
for the game. Many students had friends help them drop 
their cars off in the lots the night before the game 
in order to claim a spot. 

Tailgating and football games were also a great time 
for alumni and families to come together. Alumnus and 
former Dukes football player Bruce Morton tried to make 
it to every home game he could, to see old friends and 
enjoy good company. 

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bag in his hands, senior 

Bient Kostkowski plays a 
game of corn hole. The 
university's parking lots 
were filled with students 
and alumni preparing for 
the first home football 
game of the season 
against N.C. State. Photo by 
Natalie Wall 

not have seen in years," said Morton. "Catching up, reminiscing 
and sharing in the excitement of the game and how far both JMU 
and we as individuals have come." 

Bruce's daughter, Katie, also attended the university and had 
been tailgating with her parents, who were both alumni, since 
she was in diapers. "It was always a big deal when we came down 
for games when I was younger because we would get to hang out 
with all my dad's football buddies and it was always such a fun 
experience," said Katie, a junior at the university. "That's part of 
the reason I fell in love with JMU. The atmosphere on campus on 
game days is just amazing." 

The parking lots radiated with energy before the game on Sept. 
20, when the Dukes played Appalachian State University. 
Students clogged the aisles between cars in the Hillside parking 
lot, and walking from one end to the other was nearly impos- 
sible. Students were seen on their cell phones trying to find one 
another, grilling hamburgers and hotdogs, and standing on the 
tops of cars. 

"It was really exciting for me to go tailgating because in high 
school, tailgating was not a big deal. But here it's completely 
different," said freshman Emily Jorgenson. "Tailgating is a great 
way to meet new people, relax a little, and most importantly, 
get pumped for the game!" Many students also played drinking 
games like beer pong and corn hole. 

Something new to tailgating this year was the addition of the 
purple and gold portable toilets placed in various locations in 
and around the parking lots near Hillside, Godwin Field and Zane 
Showker Hall. 

Fraternities and sororities also got involved in tailgating. junior 
Piers Trickett, the social coordinator for Delta Chi, volunteered 
to organize his fraternity's tailgate, which involved shopping 
for food and drinks and helping other members of Delta Chi 
to park their cars in the various parking lots across campus. "My 
responsibilities for the tailgates start on Friday, the day before 
the game, when I coordinate parking people's cars in Hillside 
lot so we have a space to tailgate," said Trickett. "I also have to 
buy food, get the grill and give people rides to the tailgate. After 
everyone is already at the game, I have to coordinate people to 
clean up what's left over and put it into cars." 

The Student Duke Club, an organization that gave students 
multiple benefits throughout the year, held a tailgate for its 
members before each game as well. Students received a T-shirt 
and a Student Duke Club card to use for discounts at various 
Harrisonburg businesses. "I think that the Student Duke Club 
is a really great organization because you get free food at the 
tailgate," said junior Sara Riddle. "We were also able to get into 
the game early!" 

After spending time at a university tailgate, it was easy to 
see why the community was so spirited. Tailgating provided a 
great way for students, alumni and famihes to interact with one 
another before the football games. 

"That's probably my favorite part about tailgating: meeting 
new people and just having a good time hanging out with fellow 
Dukes. 1 just think that it shows what a big family the JMU com- 
munity is and I'm so glad I'm a part of it," said Katie. 

T^'i^a-imQ 39 


By Lianne Palmatier 


UPB provided free comedy for 
alternative Friday night fun 

ow do you know a comedian has done his 
homework? When he has Googled "JMU" to 
find out that James Madison's wife, Dolly, was 

David Huntsberger of "Premium Blend" was the 
first comedian of the year to participate in Univer- 
sity Program Board's [UPB] Funny Freakin' Fridays, 
an hour-long comedy show held on the first Friday 
of every month in Taylor Down Under [TDU]. 

After a long week of tests, projects and homework, 
students gathered in TDU to relieve academic stress. 
Leaving the week behind with a few jokes and 
situational humor allowed many students to relax an 
prepare for the rest of the month. 

Different brands of humor sometimes led to 

silence, but when a comedian bombed, students 
uld offer appreciative encouragement. Coiaadians 
heard chirping crickets, giving ea^^mident a 
chaiUfcto find out what he or she considered "comedy." 

"To cnTO^t performers, we look at YouTube videos 
of comedians ajjj^iau^^ji^lSjho would be a good fit 
for JMU," said junior Kelly Patullo, president of UPB. 
"But it's not a 'behind closed doors' decision. I've had 
e-mails from students who want to see certain 
performers come to campus. We do our best to make 
it happen." 

In September, Huntsberger — deemed the 
funniest person in Austin, Texas according to 
The Austin Chronicle — arrived on stage, remarking on 
Duke Dog's crown and getting the crowd pumped up. 
He joked with the audience about evolution and aliens, 
and asked for volunteers to come up and tell a joke or 

Throughout the year, students were encouraged to 
find their inner funny bone and make fellow students 
laugh, all in hopes of finding the next breakout star. 

A special student comedy showcase was planned for 
December. Hosted by "Last Comic Standing" semi- 
finalist, Adam Hunter, the show brought both profes- 


act, comedian David 

Huntsbergi'i jokes about 

college life. Huntsberger 

was voted the funniest 

person in Austin, Texas 

according to The Austin 

Chronicle. Photo by Natalie 


sional and student c^Tedy together. 

"This year is di^erent in a couple of ways," said 
junior Annie Blemstt, UPB's director of special events. 
"First, the stu^pft comedy showcase is unique — while 
we have had.^ident comedians open for profession- 
als, they have never been the main draw to the event. 
We want^Pto see what fellow Dukes could do." 

This ^Pr also brought a chance for additional feed- 
back.^Phough students were always asked to provide 
after the shows, this year allowed students 
)te on comedians they wanted to see perform 

Tring the spring semester. This feature was created 
further cater to students who chose this form 
of entertainment over a night of partying. 

"It's a very good alternative social program that's 
engaging for students," said Patullo. "A lecture on a Fri- 
day night might not be an effective form of entertain- 
ment. A comedian is. When 1 started this program last 
year, 50 people would come. [This year] September's 
event had standing room only. More and more people 
are choosing Funny Freakin' Fridays." 

"We try to make it an event that students can count 
on as fun entertainment and an alcohol alternative," 
said Blewett. "We also seek to keep the comedians 
very diverse, yet universally funny." 

Laughing together was a way of connecting. Escaping 
cold weather with a cup of coffee, freshmen and up- 
perclassmen alike shared a sense of community. 

"I wanted to see something on Fridays specifically 


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Huntsberger engages 
the crowd. Huntsberger 
was featured on Comedy 
Central's "Premium Blend, " 
a half-hour show featuring 
rising stars in the stand-up 
business. Photo by Natalie 

STUDENTS gather around 

the stage in Taylor Down 

Under, anticipating the 

night's entertainment. 

Sponsored by UPB, Funny 

Freal<in' Fridays gave 

students a chance to 

unwind after a stressful 

weel<. Photo by Natalie Wall 

geared towards freshmen," said Patullo, who created the concept in 2007. 

"instead of sitting in a dorm room being homesick, a student can go see con- 
sistent, accessible, fun and free entertainment in the welcoming atmosphere 

Whereas UPB events were generally one-time venues. Funny Freakin' 
Fridays was held rain or shine in the laid-back atmosphere of TDU. 

"I think an important thing about Funny Freakin' Fridays is that UPB keeps 
it consistent," said Patullo. "It's always the first Friday of every month, barring 
extenuating circumstances, so people always know it's coming. When 
we have enough notice that a comedian can fit us into his or her schedule, 
we're able to make the event more fun. In winter, we can serve hot chocolate. 
In February, we can theme TDU for Valentine's Day. We're also able to then 
publicize the event to make it more exciting for everyone involved." 

To keep audiences excited, UPB co-sponsored the event with other orga- 
nizations. This brought different crowds to TDU, ensuring that new 
enthusiasm for comedians was injected each month. In October, the Latino 
Student Alliance worked with UPB to bring Erik Rivera from the Latino Laugh 
Festival and MTV's "Funny People After Dark." Known for his autobiographi- 
cal humor, Rivera gave a different perspective to growing up. 

The half-Puerto Rican and half-Guatemalan comedian showed at TDU dur- 
ing family weekend, focusing much of his routine on family matters. He joked 
about getting only one sneaker for Christmas and being forced to wait for his 
birthday for the other Likewise, he compared different ethnicities and their 
powers of arguing. Laughter filled TDU as students reflected on their own 

juniora^indsey Andrews and Stephanie Herron had attended Funny 
Freakin' ^^ays since its inception the previous year, citing its alternative 
entertainment uption as a major draw. 

UPB contmued to bring programs that could be appreciated by all 
students as vwjll as visiting comedians. Blewett and other members of the 
special eventswpmmittee reached out to different comedians through the 
student-run, student-funded organization to bring a variety of educational 
and entertaining^ents to campus. Assuring that comedians would not only 
show up, but alsowve a rewarding experience, meant contacting agents and 
maintaining profeaBonalism. 

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excellent hospitalitjwid deal with agencies in a professional manner The 
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cheesy pizza slices, waiting to take 
their first bites. The eight tense students 
then devoured their sUces as their friends 
cheered them on. 

"lust swallow, man," screamed an on- 
looker "If you throw up, you're out." 

The pizza-eating contest was just 
one event from the fourth annual Block 
Party in the 'Burg. Hosted by Harrisonburg 
Downtown Renaissance and many other 
sponsors, the event was held to introduce 
students to the downtown area. 

The skies cleared just in time for the 
block party, but wet conditions persuaded 
volunteers to set up the stage and tables in 
the first floor of the Water Street parking 
deck rather than Court Square. 

A cappella performances, break danc- 
ers, free T-shirts, walking tours and free 
food ranging from iced coffee to hot dogs 
brought students into the historic 
downtown area. 

"Even though downtown is so close, 
it takes students a while to figure out 
what's there. We really want to bridge that 

gap," explained Alexis Morehouse, promo- 
tions manager for Harrisonburg Downtown 

At the Student Ambassadors' table, senior 
Britt Edstrom readied herself to lead the 
short walking tours of the area. 

"I've lived here for three and a half years... 
[but] after the training tour for the guides, 
I learned so much about Harrisonburg 
that I didn't know about," said Edstrom. 

"Sometimes it seems like there are students, 
and then there's Harrisonburg, so this is 
an awesome way especially to get first-year 
students to immediately know about the city." 

Junior Tim O'Keefe had a similar apprecia- 
tion for the opportunity. Living off campus for 
the first time, he said the town seemed new 
to him. 

"1 wanted to learn about the downtown my- 
self," said O'Keefe, also a student ambassador. 
"After I got trained to lead the tour, 1 really 
wanted other people to learn too." 

Beginning in the parking deck, O'Keefe led 
his group past James McHone Jewelry, the 
Artful Dodger, Blue Nile, Glenn's Fair Price 
Store and the Shenandoah Bicycle Company. 

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Ambassadors were encouraged to take their groups inside 
to explore the shops as well. 

"We want students to see the businesses and not just walk 
by," said Morehouse. "The community is really the host. We re- 
ally want to specialize this just for students. We want this to be an 
educational and cultural experience." 

Businesses opened their doors, inviting guests to stop in. The 
owner of the popular Blue Nile Ethiopian Cuisine led students 
through the dining room, downstairs bar and lounge, and outside 
patio, where along with menus, there were also samples of him- 
basha bread sitting in a traditional bas- 

"We want you to remember us," said 
owner Engdawork Arefaine. 

Other businesses also appreciated the 
influx of customers in the downtown 

Shank's Bakery had a steady flow of 
customers looking at their bake cases 
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As senior Bryce Nielsen admired what 
was available in the shop, he said, "I'm 
just smelling and looking and planning for the future." 

Nielsen had also participated in the pizza-eating contest with 
cheese pizzas donated from Luigi's. 

"It was worth the experience, but maybe not the stomachache," 
said Nielsen, who took second place in the contest. "I had to sign a 
liability contract beforehand, which was slightly intimidating." 

Other hits during the block party were the performances from a 
cappella groups, including The Bluestones, Overtones and Madison 
Project. Morehouse said they were scheduled early in the evening 
in order to draw more students to the event. Next year she hopes 
to expand the block party with a showcase of student bands. 

"1 think the JMU a cappella groups really added a lot to the kick 
off of the event," she said. "They were really amazing musicians 
and that was proven by their fans who came down to hear them 
perform. The JMU break dancers also showed incredible talent and 


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Eastern Mennonite 
University and Blue Ridge 
Community College also 
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toughness with their moves right on the asphalt." 

Charlottesville's Trees on Fire captured the audience midway 
through the block party with their unique blend of genres. Sopho- 
more Callum Boggs, a Charlottesville native, came to see friends in 
the band. 

"1 think having this block party is a good idea, but I don't think 
many [students] took advantage of it," said Boggs. 

Boggs also participated in the ice cream-eating contest, sponsored 
by Kline's Dairy Bar. With cups full of frozen custard-style ice cream, 
nine contestants prepared for a possible brain freeze. Spoons ready 

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Though he had never been to Kline's 
before, Boggs said now he cannot wait 
to visit the downtown location soon. 

Senior Maggie Purdon rolled the cup 
between her hands to warm up her ice 
cream. The ice cream fanatic said she 
entered to challenge herself but had 
never been to Kline's before. 

"1 think the block party is a good way to 

welcome students and make them feel 

at home away from home," said freshman Kathleen Murphy, who 

purchased a CD from Trees on Fire. Coming from the Richmond 

area, she was excited to see a vibrant downtown area. 

Freshman Yessenia Amaya also said she will probably go down- 
town again after seeing what it has to offer "On the way here I saw 
a lot of places I had never seen before." 

Popular Harrisonburg reggae band, The Greg Ward Project, con- 
cluded the block party. Students jamming to the music stood by 
Harrisonburg residents in front of the stage, with young children 
dancing to the beat. 

Volunteering for the evening with brothers from Sigma Phi Epsi- 
lon, sophomore Thomas Pugh looked around as everyone enjoyed 
the lighthearted atmosphere. 

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he atmosphere was el'ectric and the energy 
high as students packed the Memorial Hall audi- 
torium, buzzing with anticipation. Just about 
every floor seat was filled, and people were even 
filing up to the balcony for the bird's eye view. A 
spotlight shone down on one standing microphone 
next to a shorter microphone placed in front of a 
keyboard. Somewhere in the audience, an enthusiastic 
student chanted, "WE WANT CRAIG!" Hundreds of 
others chimed in. At 8:14 p.m., Craig Robinson burst 
through the curtains to an uproar. 

When the University Program Board (UPB) 
announced that Craig Robinson would be performing 
at the university on Sept. 13, many students didn't 
recognize the celebrity's name. 

"Who's Craig Robinson?" wondered senior Walter 

An actor and a stand-up comedian from Chicago, 
Robinson was best known for his recurring role as 
Darryl Philbin, the quirky warehouse foreman with 
the deadpan stare from the hit TV series, "The Office." 

"Oh yeah, 1 love that show," said Canter. As it turned 
out, so did many other students. 

In addition to small roles on other TV series, includ- 
ing "Friends" and "Arrested Development," 
Robinson appeared in several film comedies, including 
his role as an emotional club doorman in the popular 
2007 film, "Knocked Up," with actor Seth Rogen. He 
worked with Rogen again as a sensitive hitman named 
Matheson on the 2008 cannabis-focused film, "Pineap- 
ple Express." With such a background, few could have 
expected the kind of show that was in store for them. 

After a warm welcome, Robinson, a 6-foot-2-inch 
man built like a linebacker, silently took his seat at the 
keyboard and began playing the notes to a familiar 
childhood song. After some uncomfortable chuckling 
and awkward looking around, almost everyone began 
to participate. Robinson bounced around in his seat, 
enjoying himself. 

"If you're happy and you know it, clap your hands," 

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everyone sang. They clapped. As he continued into the 
second verse, the audience clapped again. "It's 'STOMP YOUR 
FEET,' motherf---ers!" Robinson hollered over the crowed, as 
he pounded down on the keys and stopped the music. Laughter 
trickled from the few people who heard him. "It's 'stomp your feet,' 
motherf---ers," he repeated in his soft speaking voice. Laughter 
exploded from the audience. 

This kind of twisted humor was typical of Robinson's perfor- 
mance that night. He employed the ad-lib style of comedy seen 
on shows like "The Office" and "Arrested Development." Unlike 
most stand-up comedians, he did not appear to have a great deal 
of material prepared. Instead, he interacted with the audience. 
Robinson didn't even stand up, choosing rather to remain seated at 
the keyboard throughout the entire performance. 

He eventually started playing soothing elevator music. "I bet this 
is what God's answering machine sounds like," he said in his soft 
voice that demanded to be heard. He resumed the tune. "Hi. It's 
God." He played on, swaying in his chain "I know what you want. 
Call back." The crowd exploded with laughter. 

After his act ended and he had run out of funny things to do on a 
keyboard, he asked the audience if a few people wanted to come on 
stage and sing in what he called "James Madison Idol." To his sur- 
prise, about eight people came rushing up, two of whom wanted 
to be dancers. Each of the others approached the microphone and 
sang a song of his or her choice while Robinson played the key- 

FROM behind his 
keyboard, ' "i ny i lubinson 
conducts a set that 
promotes audience 
participation. "It was 
interesting that he played 
the keyboard. It brought 
an element to stand-up 
comedy that you don't 
expect to see," said senior 
Theresa Egan. Photo by 
Natalie Wall 

board. When one student appn 
sumed friend screamed her namt; 
if frightened by the blood-curdii] 
second there I was going to hav 
said Robinson. He proceeded tol 
shaping his hand into a gun andV 

One student began singing "^ 
bow," but paused, having forgotiien the rest of the words. 
Robinson leaned over and told hajf it was fine, just substitute 
the words "take your panties off,"j^^ference to a joke made 
earlier in the night. 

When the singing contest 
the stage except for one young l^y^ofte of/( 

led the microphone, a pre- 
)and Robinson reacted as 
; yell. "Man, I thought for a 

I jump in front of a bullet," 
jiitate the young man's cry, 
ainting it into the crowd. 

lewhere Over The Rain- 


She called into the audience and asked her h(. 
could give Robinson a kiss. Her boyfrieoishouted back, 
To everyone's surprise, she leaned over. gr;fr>he/ 
and kissed him right on the mouth. As if-expectirlg-tliis^obin? 
pulled her in. Men hooted and catcalledr-whije^la^iSs-shpolf^eir 
heads in disbelief When asked aboufttlafeKdurmp 
and answer portion, Robinson said noncjiala 

Fans of "The Office" dominated ttie^ 
asking about the next season and whatrtTva 
show's hilarious cast. Several young wrom/ 
were curious about the show's star hanli 
inson answered all questions, ajid even/ 
song upon request/rousiyig cheers from the 
wanted to know if Robinson was staying in Harrisont 
night, and if he would come to their parties. After the questibc 
Robinson came dpwn from the stage so people could meet him."^ 
The line stretched across/the auditorium. 

After the show, reactions varied. "It was good, but not greal'. 
Too much dead time," said senior Matthew Slater, referringto 
the lulls between jokgs.pther reactions were more enthusiastic. 
"He exceeded my expectations. Superb!" said faculty member Dre 
Deleault. He may have not had to try very hard at foup dollars a 
ticket — practically a steal for a comedian of Robjriscm's caliber — 
but the night was not abouvexpectationsi-jtistlaughs. 

CmQ V-ohmson ^ 

Holiday in Hburg 

■ ■ ^^ ^ ■ mfM 6v Rebecca Schneider 

Holiday m H burg 

Fans packed the Convo to see pop-punk band Boys Like Girls 

w « ▼ith Boys Like Girls headlining the Verizon Wireless 

^r ^r Campus Tour made its very first stop at the university 
on Sept. 26. After spending a couple weeks at home in Boston, 
the four-member, pop-punk band hit the road for Harrisonburg. 

"I guess we all had this dream to do this kind of stuff, [so] the 
fact that it's happening now is pretty awesome," said drummer 
John Keefe. "We get to experience college without the... college." 
Bassist Bryan Donahue added, "Without the homework!" 

Boys Like Girls (BLG] received the most votes on a survey 
that University Program Board [UPB] released over the summer 
"The student body's vote decides every major act that comes 
to the |MU campus; the UPB facilitates bringing that choice to 
campus," said senior Sean Santiago, vice president of marketing 
and communications for UPB. The organization met its goal of 
selling 1,600 tickets, not including sales from four days prior to 
the show. Many students jumped at the opportunity to see a great 
lineup of bands. 

"1 think it's really cool that )MU has organizations like UPB 
and 80 One Records who organize concerts like this," said junior 
Thomas Leahy, a musician who is involved in the regional music 


As a special treat, local band The Friday Night Boys (FNB] 
opened the show at 8 p.m. Planning to go on a full-time tour next 
semester, singer/guitarist senior Andrew Goldstein and other 
members showed their Duke pride by wearing jMU T-shirts on 
stage. To get the crowd fired up, Goldstein announced, "JMU is the 
best place I've ever been to in my entire life," setting the mood for 
the rest of the show. 

LIGHTS, born Valerie Poxleitner, took the stage next with her 
rhythmic and new-wave rock. The concert was the first day of her 
first tour, and she came from Toronto ready to rock out. When 
recording, she made all of her music using a computer and 
synthesizer, but while performing live she found it hard to be 
wonder woman. Accompanied by two musicians, LIGHTS had 
a ton of energy packed inside her small frame. Although most 
of the crowd members were not familiar with her songs, they still 
continued to clap and nod their heads along with the synthesized 
beats. Her new song, "Ice," got the crowd dancing. LIGHTS' energy 
helped build excitement for the main act. 

Cute Is What We Aim For came on next, and the whole crowd 


to "Broken Man," lead 


plays in front of the college 

crowd. "We actually stole 

Paul fresh out of senior 

year in high school, so he 

never even had the option 

to go to college. We were 

just, like, 'Nope you're 

going on the road. Come 

on,'" said bassist Bryan 

Donahue. Photo by 

Natalie Wall 

H6 'f&o-iiAms 


LIGHT opened for the 
main act and moved the 
crowd with her newest 
hit, "Ice." The concert 
was LIGHTS' first live 
performance on a major 
tour. Photo by Natalie Wall 

Stood up with enthusiasm. On their third tour together, the 
members of both BLG and Cute Is What We Aim For were very 
good friends, and the two bands complemented each other well. 
Cute Is What We Aim For played one of its well-known songs, 
"Situation," and talked about the 2008 election, encouraging 
students to vote and be the change. During the last song, "Prac- 
tice Makes Perfect," Goldstein from FNB jumped in to sing a few 

After much anticipation, BLG came on at 10:30 p.m. With the 
seats and floor almost entirely filled, the band started with its hit 
"Hero/Heroine." Women screamed, fans sang along and the pit 
looked like a wave, with the mass of students on the floor jump- 
ing up and down in unison. People danced in their seats, while 
others moved closer toward the floor Playing "Five Minutes To 
Midnight," "On Top of the World" and "Learning to Fall," the band 
thrived off the energy radiating from the crowd. 

"I hope that we can maybe change a couple of lives, and if that 
happens, that's awesome," said Keefe. The band succeeded in en- 
ergizing the students in the Convocation Center, leaving the stage 
sweaty and exhilarated after their hour-long performance. 

The members of BLG were down-to-earth and laid back. "Well, 
we were just approached, you know, with the opportunity to 
do [the Verizon Wireless tour] and heard that Gym Class Heroes 
did it, and they all said it's a really good time so we figured, 
hey, why not? Let's do it," said Keefe. Through touring and radio 
play, BLG developed a devoted fan base within the past few years. 

which was apparent in the many homemade "We Love Boys Like 
Girls" T-shirts worn by concert-goers. Some fans were even more 
creative. "We have this girl that comes to our shows, she's here 
and she, uh, she makes, cakes, in the shape of penises," said Keefe. 
"And I mean, that's a little bizarre. And then she wants us to eat 
them. And it's like..." he trailed off, laughing. 

Whether odd or not, the members of BLG enjoyed meeting their 
fans. "I think my favorite [part] is that we get to, you know, play 
in front of kids every night, play music that we worked really 
hard on, and get to meet so many different people, and you get to 
do things like help people and stuff, which is really, really nice," 
said Keefe. The band responded to its Facebook and MySpace 
messages as much as possible, staying loyal to fans. When on 
tour, "the majority of our afternoons really consist of interviews 
and meet-and-greets, whether it's through a fan club, or on this 
tour Verizon is setting up meet-and-greets," said Donahue. They 
did not seem to mind the press. "It's cool... who doesn't like to 
talk about themselves?" reasoned Keefe. 

The members of BLG had a reason to brag. From playing their 
first show in a small hall in southern New Hampshire, their hits 
landed them radio time and headlining tours. "Practice, and 
if you want it bad enough, it can happen," advised Keefe. BLG was 
the proof that his advice was solid. With no regrets and another 
successful concert under the band's belt, "it's been a long, fun 
ride," concluded Donahue. 

3oijs Ui^e Ciids H7 

Trendy Tasie 

By John Fitzgerald 

A new downtown restaurant attracted 
students with its orginality 

# t was a cool and quiet night in downtown Harrisonburg. The 

Ineon sign above the door glowed with a bright Clementine 
hue. Inside, senior Walter Canter accurately described the 

"The atmosphere is friggin' sweet! It feels like you've suddenly 
been zipped from Harrisonburg to some sophisticated, metro- 
politan hangout." ^^^^^^^^^ 

Strange and vibran^^ffovere^^Wfells. The entire back wall 
was painted aj|iaght pattern of yellow and orange, with scattered 
blotches o^^mison. Lighting was dim, and giew noticeably dim- 
mer asJ^Fiight went on. A candle was lit at the center of each 
table t^provide a soft glow. -^ 

Although not very spacious in terms of seating, ^knentine 
fred a great place for conversation, as long as you diafct mind 

;ing close. The menu, eclectic and classy, appeared sonlewhat 
^confusing at first, as every item was listed in lowercase letters 
with commas between the side dishes. Each new line was a 
item, which wasn't immediately apparent as the items were rigj 
on top of one another. 

The beer selection was quite diverse, but the draft beers were 
limited in comparison to the wide array of bottled beer. 

Clementine boasted ales, Belgians, lagers, pilsners, stouts, 
and porters, and for heavier drinkers, there was the Delirium 
Tremens Belgian Strong Pale Ale. For customers interested in 
a non-alcoholic beverage, the water for the table was served in 
a fancy bottle. 

Slow-turning fans spotted the ceiling, and the speakers 
were tucked up in the rafters. A diverse playlist poured from the 
speakers, ranging from the urban techno beats of Ratatat to the 
soulful tones of Al Green. The music, along with the visual atmo- 
sphere, helped set a tone that could only be described as cool. 

As an entree, the Grilled Harris Ranch Steak Medallions were a popular choice. Ste 
medallions, a whipped and delicious mound of potatoes, and a pile of fresh green beans were 
only 14 dollars. The portions seemed dainty on first glance, but ended up feeling just right. 
The desserts, however, were a different story. "Fill up on your entree and order some drinks," 
said senior Matthew Slater, "because with the desserts, you won't get the same bang for your 

By 9:30 p.m., the bar had just about filled up — but not due entirely to the appeal of a meal 
and drinks. While there was unique food, music and art at Clementine every night of the week, 
Tuesday nights held their own appeal. At 9:30 p.m., emcee josh Diamond led team trivia night at 

"Trivia night is definitely the best night at Clementine's," said senior liana Burger. "We 
formulated the perfect team made up of friends from all different majors with the theory that 

H'S f&a.iiAms 

TEAMING up for trivia 

night, students test 

tlieir knowledge of the 

obscure. The cafe held 

trivia competitions every 

Tuesday night for teams 

with up to six players. 

Photo by Enn Bender 

we'd have every category covered. ..but the questions 
were so hard! We never ever won, but it was so much 
fun to make up answers and make each other laugh. 
When we did know the answers and we actually won 
points, we'd celebrate with delicious drinks. ..actually 
we did that when we lost too." 

Clementine Cafe was host to many differer 
ists throughout the year, from musicians to a^Tteur 
filmmakers. The cafe consistently soughtj^l types 
of creative folks that want to engage i^pnd utilize 
our space." Bands from areas ranging TOvn Oklahoma 
to Philadelphia and cities as close asCharlottesville 
regularly appeared on stage. ^^ 

The bar itself was handsome^H unique. The met- 
alwork over the lights and all y^carpentry on the bar 
was hand-crafted by the owoBfand a few of his early 
waiters. ^r 

The restaurant's bal^oom was divided into 
two parts by a glass vJSi that separated the toilet 
from view. The sink, s^nnusual that it had operating 

mstructions, consis 
flat linoleuja^qiiare. 

An^l^^Dar in the basement provided chairs 
for lounging. Thursday nights attracted large crowds 

ith "Rock Band," a video game that allowed players 
to realize their rock star dreams by means of guitar, 
bass, drum pads and a microphone. The console was 
hooked to a big screen television and wired to the 
room's speakers, acting as the sole source of music for 
the downstairs bar. Patrons prayed the players had 
some musical talent to share. 

Clementine Cafe took over Harrisonburg's Strand 
Theater in 2007 and quickly gained popularity 
with many students as well as community members. 
Although most downtown restaurants aimed to pro- 
vide customers with satiable and appetite-appealing 
cuisine, Clementine stepped up the ante with a mix of 
modern fare, music, games, art and local community 
events. The owners of Clementine Cafe prided them- 
selves on "reclaiming" their "cultural integrity." 

ENTICED by Clementine's 
eclectic offerings, a group 
of friends peruses the 
menu. The restaurant 
changed its entrees often 
to keep customers coming 
back. Photo by Erin Sender 


arrisonburg residents 

elax while tuning in to 

the Appalachian State 

game. The lounge at 

Clementine's boasted a 72" 

TV, used for Monday movie 

nights and extensive 

coverage of the 2008 

election debates. Photo by 

Megan Mori 

Clementine H9 

Safely I irsi 

-____ ^ By leff Wasserboehr 

i^ublic safety responded to growing 

concerns around Harrisonburg 

STANDING on the 

Sidelines at the football 

game against Appalachian 

State University, a 

university cop keeps 

guard. With the recent 

increase in dangerous 

activity, cops took 

extra safety measures, 

especially during a highly 

anticipated event like the 

game against the Dukes' 

top rival. ':.-.:,";. -1"'. 


EQUIPPED with safety 

gear, a bicycle cop 

patrols the tailgating 

scene before the family 

weekend football game. 

Bicycle cops frequently 

showed up at tailgates to 

monitor students' alcohol 

consumption. Photo by 

Julia Simcox 

the air stood still after the accident right by the intersec- 
tion of Bluestone Drive and Duke Drive. A crowd of stu- 
dents gathered around, hands cupped over mouths, eyes 
wide with disbelief. Sophomore Bria Jahrling had been hit by 
a silver Audi while crossing the street. The accident occurred 
during a red light and left Jahrling in serious condition. She 
was transferred to the University of Virginia Medical Center, 
where she was released nearly two weeks later. 

After a missed semester, recovery at a rehabilitation center 
and several cognitive therapy sessions, Jahrling revisited what 
happened on campus in January 2008. "I never felt anger to- 
wards the school," she said. "I'm also not mad at the driver. I 
know it wasn't intentional. I guess more than anything, I was 
just bitter that someone could be so careless." 

Careless: the word that was so often associated with college 
students' driving. 

Tiffany Lynn Martin, a senior who had also encountered a 
similar type of accident, agreed. "People are just naturally im- 
patient at lights, they see green and automatically go without 
stopping to look or think." Martin's accident occurred while 
crossing the street on the corner of Bluestone Drive and South 
Main Street. The traffic light had turned green simultaneously 
as the cross signal for pedestrians to walk lit up, and the car 
turning left neglected to yield to the pedestrian. Luckily, in 
Martin's situation, a bicycle policeman saw the entire incident 
and was able to provide immediate assistance. 

Accidents like Jahrling's and Martin's happened annually on 
the large campus. Both students and faculty members worked 
hard to improve the traffic patterns on campus. 

"I also think it might help to have traffic guards watch areas 
where there are no signals that indicate when a pedestrian can 
cross," said Jahrling. "If there are people enforcing safe driving, 
drivers will be more likely to drive with caution and aware- 
ness of pedestrians." 

Traffic control was only one of the many elements to consider 
when it came to keeping the university a safe place. Incidenc- 
es of drunk driving, fear of gangs and drugs, and the looming 
prospect of a serious schoolwide attack were also things that 
the university took into consideration. The campus was in the 
never-ending process of preparing for the worst and hoping 
for the best. 

The university had its own police force incorporated into the 
public safety plan. Not only were there cruisers patrolling the 
campus, there were bicycle officers also on force. 

The bicycle patrollers became increasingly prevalent around 
campus. Their role was significant; they applied a stealth ap- 
proach to the policing game. Patrol officer Scott Drugo was re- 
cently featured in Rocktown Weekly. 

"Typically we have some sort of excitement," said Drugo. It 
was a rare night when he did not have to pedal hard for one 

50 feo-iiAfes 

IGNORING the signal, students 
cross the intersection between 
Bluestone Drive and Dul<e Drive 
to get to class during a busy time 
of the day. Careful attention to 
traffic signals was of the utnnost 
importance at this dangerous 
intersection near where 
sophomcreBria Jahrling was hit 
by a car. Moto byAmyGwali: 


I dso tKink rt mi^Kt K^lp io kave- traffic 
^(Aards iA^aich. areas lAik&re ikAre are, no 
signals thai indicate iA)i\en a pedestrian 
can cross. If tWere are ^eojc)[6 e-nforcin^ 
safe driving, drivers uotil (c?e more Itkiskj 
to drive lAHtk caiAtLon and avoareness of 
pedestrians. -sophomore ^riajakrkn^ 

reason or another. 

There were six bicycle patrollers, and they enforced safety by 
gaining access to sidewalks, dirt roads and tough terrains that were 
otherwise inaccessible by larger police vehicles. The bicycle patrol 
covered land across the city of Harrisonburg, and predominately 
served to break up fights and enforce alcohol violations. 

Just as with other college campuses across the nation, there was 
always an issue brought up about alcohol. Though underage drink- 
ing was a national issue, innovative new programs were being ac- 
cepted at the university. The idea was to educate students and fac- 
ulty about the potential negative repercussions that came into play 
with student drinking. 

Senior Dara Silbert helped in the establishment of a "designated 
driving program" called SafeRides. What truly made this idea re- 
markable was that it was absolutely free — no cost to students. 

"We would never ask for money or charge anyone. We under- 
stand as fellow students that money is an issue," said Silbert. The 
SafeRides cars started driving students in February 2007. As the 
name implied, the organization offered a service to students who 
were intoxicated or otherwise incapable of driving. It garnered 
much success since its initiation. 

"SafeRides is most definitely growing," said Silbert. "We have a 
little less than 200 members, which is the most we've ever had." 
As the campus constantly expanded, so did SafeRides. The induc- 
tion of the idea into the school community was well-received as it 
continued to prevent both potential accidents and lawsuits week- 
end after weekend. The offer was campuswide. "SafeRides is a non- 
judgmental organization that just wants to help provide a safer 
community," said Silbert. 

Safety was a concept that was constantly being remanded and 
updated. Tougher laws on alcohol, stronger police forces and traf- 
fic updates were all necessary in improving the quality of life on 

In an effort to prevent incidents like the Virginia Tech shooting in 
Blacksburg, the university updated its emergency communication 
system. Considering the fact that social interaction was becoming 
more immediate every day, the university played into this concept, 
utilizing the knowledge to its advantage. Through the updated 
emergency communication system, students had the option of re- 
ceiving crucial information by text message, voice mail or blast e- 
mail. With the power of roommates, large social circles and a total 
schoolwide population of over 16,000, this made obtaining critical 
information easy. Whether it was through personal cell phones or 
by word of mouth, the information was readily available. 

As the campus grew larger in both acreage and population, admin- 
istration responded with additional 
safety precautions. The goal was to 
maintain a safe overall environment 
at the university. This meant con- 
stantly adding new programs and 
ideas in order to prevent similar ac- 
cidents to those that had happened 
in the past. 

"I come here for an education," said 
senior Cathleen Chen. "I'm not here 
to get accosted for drinking, or get in 
a car accident. 1 just want to make it 
to my next class." 

ViAi^iiu Ga.-feii/j 51 

Walk I or I lope 

Celebrate. Remember. Fight Back. 
As Relay for Life's mantra, those words brought hope to sur- 
vivors and others affected by cancer Relay was the American Can- 
cer Society's largest fundraiser for cancer research. 

The university gathered at Bridgeforth Stadium on a rainy Sat- 
urday evening in April 2008 to celebrate the lives of those who 
had survived, to remember those who had not, and to fight for a 
cure. The theme was "Relaywood: Lights, Camera, Action." Teams 
set up tents on Godwin Field and decorated for the theme with 
Hollywood images. 

At the opening ceremony, a survivor spoke and told her own story 
of battling cancer before joining the survivors for a "survivorship" 
lap around the track. 

"The fact that we can bring in so many different kinds of people, 
but all for the same cause is just amazing," remarked junior janessa 
Muraco, co-chair of the university's Relay For Life 2009. "We are all 
fighting towards one cure, and to build a community together like 
that is incredible." 

Activities during the evening kept the 
celebration going. The acappella group. 
The Madison Project, performed, and Buf- 
falo Wild Wings held the highly anticipated 
Blazin' Wings challenge where participants 
raced to see who could finish all the wings 
in their basket first. 

Other events at Relay included a crazy hat 
lap, a three-legged race, a pie-eating contest 
and the popular Miss Relay Pageant, where 
teams nominated a male member to dress 

THE first lap is the 
"survivorship" lap, which 
honors the survivors of 
cancer. The university 
raised more than $175,000 
for Relay for Life, with 
donations made in honor 
of cancer victims and 
survivors. Photo by Leslie 

up in drag and participate in a swimsuit competition, talent and 
evening wear contest, and a Q&A session. 

Later in the evening, the Luminarias Ceremony took place. Mem- 
bers of the Relay committee set up bags on the steps of the stadium 
that spelled out "JMU" and "HOPE." As the luminarias were lit, si- 
lence fell over the crowd as they remembered those who had lost 
their battle with cancer 

Planning for Relay started months ahead of time. The Relay orga- 
nization had seven different committees that met throughout the 
year: survivorship, on-sites, donations, ceremonies, registration 
and accounting, publicity and luminarias. The survivorship com- 
mittee contacted survivors in the area and invited them to share 
their experiences. The on-sites committee got local groups to per- 
form the night of Relay and thought of ideas for the special laps 
and team competitions. 

Since Relay was run through a nonprofit organization, the dona- 
tions committee was in charge of contacting businesses for mon- 
etary, food and equipment donations. The ceremonies committee 

52 feaiares 

signs. Although each 

participant received a 

Relay for Life shirt, teams 

often opted to create 

their own. fhato by Lt",r< 


l/al kf < 


Students fought off sleep to raise funds for cancer research 


^1 By Steph Synoracki 
for rcincer rpsip^irrh ^ 


handled opening and closing ceremonies, as well as contacting the 
event's speakers. Members of the committee were also the emcees. 
Registration and accounting took care of money and made sure 
teams were registered properly. The publicity committee worked 
to promote Relay and helped with Cancer Awareness Week. The 
members of the luminarias committee filled the bags with sand, 
set them up on the stadium steps, and lit the bags. 

Relay would not have happened without the co-chairs, who were 
"really the backbones for Relay for Life and played a vital role in 
the communication between the American Cancer Society and the 
JMU Relay for Life," said graduate Alicia Romano, co-chair of Relay 
for Life 2008. 

The university had almost 200 teams participate in the event 
and raised $174,175.80 for cancer research, earning them the No. 
5 spot in the nation for schools whose enrollment fell between 
16,000 and 24,999 students. 

Some participants had been directly affected by cancer, while 
others just wanted to help the cause. Sophomore Antoine Ward 
participated "to honor and celebrate my mom who is a breast can- 
cer survivor." 

As morning came, many were still walking around the track with 
friends. Participants believed that Relay was a worthwhile event 
and they enjoyed bringing the community together to fight for a 

"Every year Relay gets bigger and better because more and more 
students become aware of what a great event it is," said Romano. "1 
have great faith that next year's Relay is going to continue on that 

plays a set in the middi^ 
of the rainy night. Otheial 

activities throughout the 
night included contests, 
games and a blow-up 
obstacle course. Photo by ^ 

Leslie Covin 

V-daQ ^or Ilk 53 

Behind I he Scenes 

Behind The 

By Matt Johnson 

sekeepers found joy in 
g with students, 
ssy conditions 


PROUDLY finishing her 

bathroom duties, Debbie 

Bogan mops her way out of 

the Treehouse bathroom. 

Bathrooms that were not 

accessible to housekeeping 

staff, such as those in 

Rockingham Hall, were 

cleaned by the residents 

sharing the bathroom. 

P/io(o by 

Natalie Wall 

Stalls stocked with toilet paper, clean show- 
ers, and empty trashcans were often taken for 
granted by students living on campus. Many 
only realized the hard work done by the housekeeping 
staff once the weekend rolled around and the students 
were left to fend for themselves. 

At 4 a.m. on weekdays, while most students were 
fast asleep in their beds, housekeeper Floyd Reedy 
began his day. As students rolled over in search of a 
more comfortable position. Reedy was already on his 
way to work. While a few students hit the snooze but- 
ton on their alarms, Reedy started his long alght-and- 
a-half-hour workday as a member of the university's 
large housekeeping team. 

The housekeepers began their day of cleaning at 
7:30 a.m. Reedy, who had worked for the housekeep- 
ing department for 11 years, began his days cleaning 
the bathrooms before he moved on to vacuuming, 
mopping and cleaning the trash rooms. 

One unusual aspect of the job that many students 
might not have known about was what Reedy referred 
to as "poop patrol." 

"Whenever there's football games, we go over to the 
stadium and [clean] the stadium," said Reedy. "Pigeon 
poop. We're on poop patrol. We get to go over and get 
[poop] off of the chairs and stuff." 

While cleaning the stadium was not the best part of 
the job for Reedy and fellow housekeeper Tana Lam, 
the worst part of the job was actually when the resi- 
dents moved out, which Lam referred to as "summer 
clean up." Housekeepers went through all the rooms in 
every dorm and did what they referred to as "totaling," 
cleaning the rooms and getting them ready for the 
next set of residents. 

"Summer clean up's the worst," said Reedy. "We 
work harder when [the students] are gone." 

When the university was in session, one of Reedy's 
and Lam's favorite parts of the job was interacting 
with students. Although Lam joked about how some- 
times it was not so bad when certain residents left. 

Reedy said that without the residents, his job would 
have been dull. 

"I like [housekeeping], I like being around the 
students. 1 don't mind the job. As far as the cleaning 
part and working around the students, 1 like that part 
the best of all. If 1 didn't get to interact with them, it 
wouldn't be worth coming in," said Reedy. 

Debra Bogan, a housekeeper in her seventh year, 
agreed that the residents played a big part in what 
made her job enjoyable. 

"I love my boys," said Bogan. "They're so sweet and 
good. They're very polite. They're always saying 'Good 
morning' and 'Have a good day.'" 

If some students' housekeepers didn't show up, 
the consequences were severe. Trash lined the hall- 
ways and scum built up in the bathrooms. Freshman 
Katherine Walthall could not imagine life without 

WITH their many tools at hand. 
Donna Smith and Debbie Morris get 
ready to clean up the Zane-Shovuker 
vending area. Aside from residence 
halls, housekeeping staff was also 
in charge of keeping academic and^ 
administrative buildings spotless. 
Photo by Natalie Wall 

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"I'm not good at cleaning bathrooms. [The dorm would] probably get 
pretty messy and neglected," said Walthall. "I guess we just expect [a 
clean dorm] and we don't really think about it. It's just clean when we get 
back [from classes] during the regular week." 

Sophomore Sara Hollands agreed that life without a housekeeper would 
have been inconvenient and dirty. She realized that many students took 
their housekeepers for granted. 

"I appreciate what they do. Some people take it for granted because they 
expect it to be clean. Cleaning after people isn't a fun thing and I respect 
them [for it^j" said Hollands. 

Both Walthall and Hollands thought it was important to acknowledge 
their housekeepers. Hollands said she always said "Hello," because ignor- 
ing someone would have been rude. Walthall agreed that being a friendly 
resident eventually paid off in the end. 

"I always say 'Hi' and have a conversation with her about my weekend 
and I ask her how she is doing," said Walthall. "They're people too and 
you shouldn't ignore them. They could end up helping you out in the 
long run." 

Walthall's theory might have been true. Reedy enjoyed cleaning 
his dorms because he was able to have a good relationship with his 
residents. HeSaid that by the end of the year he knew his residents and 
they knew him. Also, Reedy thought that most students knew how much 
work housekeepers put into making the dorms livable. 

Having worked in housekeeping for so long, both Reedy and Lam had 
their share of good and bad experiences, from residents deciding not to 
use the toilet but the floor instead, to walls covered in smashed oranges 
and shaving cream. 

"One year they put peanut butter on the toilet seat so you couldn't sit 
on it," said Reedy, "The bad thing was that it had [whole] peanuts in the 
peanut butter." 

Although some college pranks seemed funny, others crossed over into 

vandalism, which caused a mess — a mess the housekeepers had to clean up. 

"They just had an incident over [in my dorm] ... [residents] threw the 

pool balls through the wall, they just stood back there and threw it right 

through the wall on the other side, and then took one of the pool balls and put 

it in the toilet, and then the toilet wouldn't flush right," said Reedy. "So they 

inally took the toilet off the floor and it had a pool ball [stuck] in the toilet." 

Whether it was vacuuming the hallway or cleaning peanut butter off a toi- 
let seat, housekeeping was not easy. But without their housekeepers, students 
would have found it hard to survive and would soon have realized that the 
dorm did not clean itself All the housekeepers asked for in return was a smile, 
a friendly greeting, and a thanks — and that the toilets were used for their , 
intended purpose. 



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SWEEPING his way down 
the stairs, Gary Falls makes 
his way past the fifth floor 
of Eagle Hall. Cleaning the 
stairwells was a small daily 
part of the housekeepers' 
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HoiAselt^ee^in^ 35 

imess Made Simple 

Physical activities on campus made 
staying healthy a breeze 

for students who craved an exciting workout regime, the uni- 
versity offered endless ways to stay active. Students had the 
opportunity to be involved in a variety of organizations that 
focused on exercise and outdoor activity, along with free member- 
ship to the University Recreation Center [UREC]. Varsity, club and 
intramural sports were popular throughout the year with different 
levels that catered to different athletic abilities. 

"Frisbee golf became my only form of exercise my freshman year," 
said junior Connor Birknen "It was so intense and 1 made a lot of 
friends at the same time." 

Freshman Kieran Rice said, "Soccer keeps me in shape all year. It 
also keeps me motivated to run during the offseason." 

Varsity sports brought out the biggest crowds, but although they 
were most popular among spectators, other students enjoyed play- 
ing sports at a lower intensity. Club sports had the reputation of 
being more laid-back, although competition was still a large part of 
the programs. Teams traveled to other schools to compete through- 
out the yean 

"I started participating in Club Swimming with a few of my 
friends," said senior Clare Flach. "I was training for a triathlon and 
being in the water for at least four days a week really helped me get 
into shape." 

Students used the pool at UREC to swim casually, to train for 
meets or water polo tournaments, or just to play water basketball 
with a few friends. Lifeguards and EMTs were always scheduled in 
case of a problem. 

Classes such as kickboxing, yoga, Pilates, step and cycling were 
available at UREC. Students could sign up for classes online 24 
hours in advance, choosing days and times that were convenient 
for them. 

"Step classes worked well with my schedule and they were a ton 
offun," said junior Liz Town. "It worked my entire body and always 
got my heart rate up, but 1 could also socialize with my friends at 
down points." 

Aside from formal classes, students who just wanted to work 
up a sweat and get their hearts racing could go to UREC at almost 
any time of the day. UREC was open both early and late to allow 
students the flexibility of going before their day officially started, 
or when they were done with classes and studying. All forms of 
equipment were available in the weight rooms for people of differ- 
ent training ability and levels. 

"I spent most of my time in the weight room downstairs working 
on building muscle," said senior Will Pearce. "There were times in 
the day when the gym was more crowded than others, but once I 
learned to work around those times, it was easy for me to get in 
the gym and get a good workout in." 

UREC also offered programs outside of its main facility, including 
group trips that allowed students to broaden their horizons. Rock 
climbing, caving, hiking, horseback riding and camping trips were 
all organized by UREC throughout 
the year Students could sign up 
online or in the building if they dis- 



MENTALLY preparinq 
himself, senior 

gets ready to 

bench another 90-pound 

set. The downstairs 

weight room at UREC 

was popular among 

many of the males at the 

university. P/ioto by /(my 


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covered a trip that sparked their interests. 

"I went camping with a group of students over a week- 
end in the Shenandoah National Park," said senior Emily 
Hoffman. "UREC provided any equipment that we did not 
already have." 

Students who did not want to attend an organized event 
had the opportunity to get a group of friends together 
and go camping on their own. Hiking and bike trails were 
popular among students who wanted to take advantage 
of the outdoors. 

"My friends and I all got together one weekend and 
decided to go camping and hiking for one day and night," 
said sophomore Adam Hicks. "We used tents that we had 
brought from home and went hiking for an entire Satur- 
day. It was a great way to explore the valley." 

"I started mountain biking a lot my freshman year and 
then got all my friends involved," said junior Andy Koch. 
"We usually go to George Washington National Forest or 
Reddish Knob. There are some great trails out there." 

Students got involved in many other outdoor activities 
around campus. Some rode their bikes to class, walked 
to work, or took their dogs for a daily stroll down Port 
Republic Road. 

"I rode my bike to class whenever the weather allowed 
me to," said senior Eileen Graham. "I was able to get my 
exercise in without making an extra trip to the gym." 

Senior Ali Anderson acknowledged "it was a long walk 
from Devon Lane every day, but it was worth it when 
the weather was nice. I felt refreshed when I made it to 
my classes because the walk always woke me up in the 

Students also enjoyed the parks near campus. Tennis 
courts, basketball courts, tracks and playgrounds were 
available for public use around Harrisonburg. 

"I took my dog for a walk every weekend at Purcell Park 

ON the multi-use court 

at UREC, senior Mike 
Richardson steals the ball 
from senior M : -m . 

Volleyball and basketball 
pick-up games occurred 
often in the gymnasium. 
Photo byAmyGwaltney 

when it wasn't too cold," said junior Tiffany Burbic. "The track made it 
easy for me to make my way around without my dog getting into any 

Students looked off campus to find classes offered in the city too. 
Dance studios, karate classes and cage fighting were all available 
throughout Harrisonburg. Less intense dancing could be found at lo- 
cal restaurants on certain nights of the week for anyone interested. 

"1 found Dancing with Karen [a ballroom, Latin and swing dance 
studio] last year when 1 was looking for a place to continue dancing," 
said junior Andrea Mueller. "1 started dancing when I was six and have 
been doing it ever since. I was scared that I wouldn't find a place to 
dance when I came to school." 

The university provided students with a variety of opportunities to 
stay active around campus, from walking to class to relieving some 
stress with a karate lesson. 

ENJOYING a sunny day, 

junior iVIaryShindler 
tosses a Frisbeewith 
a friend on the Quad. 
Students found the Quad 
,i relaxing place to hang 
out with friends, play with 
flogs and have a catch. 
. hoto by Amy Gwaltney 

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loo Years lo nememt3er 

IN celebration of 100 

years, students, faculty 

and staff gather on the 

Quad for an unusual 

picture. Participants 

were allowed to keep 

their gold or purple 

placard as a souvenir. 

Photo courtesy of JMU 

Photography Service'- 

BENT over his keyboard 
in concentration, stand-in 
keyboardist Robert Smith 
accompanies Mae during 
their set. Mae's original 
keyboardist left the band 
in 2007, so Smith stepped 
in and toured with the 
band when necessary. 
Photo by Rebecca Schneider 

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-\[AY\{or Candace Avalos 

EXTENDING neaily to 

the end of the Quad, 
students wait in line to 
, pick up their tickets to 
I the free Mae concert. 
(Dear Dear, a band 
formed by university 
students, opened 
[the concert put on as 
I part of the centennial 
I celebration. Photo by 
' Rebecca Schneider 

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ZOO lA&^^s [o Kememkper 

The Centennial highlighted university history in a weeklong celebration 


One of the first things I remember hearing when 1 was 
visiting JMU the summer before my freshman year 
was that 1 would witness the centennial," said junior Candace 
Avalos. "It felt awesome to know that 1 was going to partake 
in such an important time in history where we can celebrate our 
progress over 100 years." 

Students present during the 2007-2008 academic year were 
fortunate enough to be a part of a historical celebration. The 
centennial celebration began on Monday, March 10 with a com- 
munity university reception in Memorial Hall. The reception was 
by invitation only, and it was in celebration of the local support 
for the placement of the university in Harrisonburg when it was 
first founded. 

The Crazy Centennial Celebration Commons Day took place 
on the Commons midweek and was put on by the University 
Program Board [UPB). Students could get temporary spray tat- 
toos, purple snow cones and 
university themed drinks. After 
the Commons Day, students 
made their way over to the 
Quad for the "All Together One 
Hundred" photograph. Seniors 
received gold placards, while 
the underclassmen, staff, fac- 
ulty and alumni received purple 
placards. The students holding 
purple cards outlined the gold 
'100' that was created by the se- 
niors holding up their cards. A 
few students held up other ob- 
jects, like a skateboard or a dif- 
ferent colored T-shirt, in hopes 
of standing out from the crowd 
in the photo. The photo was tak- 
en from the top of a ladder at the 
front of the Quad, and also from 
a plane that flew over the Quad 
numerous times. 

Senior Jeremy Winston created 
a Facebook group for the pho- 
to. "Being there for the picture 
leaves a historical mark in your 
memory as well as on the cam- 
pus," said Winston. "1 created the 
group so I could show off the ap- 
preciation and pride that exists 
for this institution. Not only was 
I standing next to my fellow stu- 
dents, I was also standing next 
to staff, faculty and members of 

the Harrisonburg community. I think it is special that we all could 
come together as a whole to celebrate exactly what the 'I was 
there!' card says: All Together 100." 

Wednesday's events concluded with a faculty emeritus reception, 
which was a formal unveiling of the emeritus bricks on the west 
side of Carrier Library. University President Linwood H. Rose; Dn 
Joanna Carr, the senior vice president of University Advancement; 
and Nancy O'Hare, the president of the JMU Emeriti Association, 
all spoke at the ceremony. 

The Madison Cup Debates took place Thursday, March 13 from 
8:30 a.m. to 7 p.m. The James Madison Day Commemorative De- 
bate took place annually during Madison Week. It was open to any 
college, according to graduate Claire Evans, a public relations ma- 
jor who helped promote the debate. Each of the participating six 
pairs argued for or against the debate topic: whether the United 
States should chart a new course toward peace in the Middle East. 
The university's debate team selected the topic based on issues 
that affected the U.S. The debate pair from Johns Hopkins Univer- 
sity, who argued the opposing side of the topic, was awarded the 
Madison Cup and $5,000 on Friday during the final round of the 

Friday, March 14 was officially James Madison Day, and was 
stacked with centennial events. Some events, like the Centennial 
Campaign Luncheon and the Dingledine and Johnston Portrait Un- 
veiling, were by invitation only. 

Governor Tim Kaine spoke in the morning at the Convocation 
Center and delivered the Centennial Address to students, faculty, 
staff and Harrisonburg residents. Friday afternoon, guests were 
invited to attend the dedication of the new statue that was placed 
in front of the College of Integrated Sciences and Technology build- 
ing. The statue depicted a larger-than-life-sized James Madison, 
holding a quill and a piece of paper. Bruce and Lois Forbes, class of 
1964, donated the statue. 

Saturday's events consisted of fireworks and a concert. Saturday 
morning was Madison Fest, a centennial celebration event for stu- 
dents and residents of the Harrisonburg community. 

In the evening, a concert was held in the Wilson Hall Audi- 
torium. Students began to line up for Mae and the opening band 
Dear Dear starting at 3:30 p.m., and the concert began at 6:30 
p.m. Wilson Hall was not packed to capacity, but students enjoyed 
the eye-catching backgrounds and slideshows the bands used dur- 
ing the show. Mae played some of their popular songs, including 
"Summertime," "Suspension" and "Embers and Envelopes." The 
centennial week concluded on Saturday evening with fireworks 
and hot chocolate outside the Festival Conference and Student 

"The centennial is important because it marks a span of time in 
which JMU has grown so much," said Avalos. "But it isn't the finish 
line because there's so much more to see and so many more places 
to grow." 

CeniennLd CdehraiiOn 39 

Going Green 

By Steph Synoracki 

Students, faculty and staff took initiatives to 
become more environmentally friendly 

as many students arrived on campus 
for the fall semester, they noticed the 
changes to the campus environment. 

These changes, both subtle and obvious, 
were part of the university's initiative to 
participate in the "Go Green" phenom- 
enon that seemed to have taken over 
the nation. 

One of the most notable changes students 
found was in two of the university's dining 
facilities. Both D-Hall and Mrs. Greens went 
"trayless" to help conserve water and the 
energy spent by washing so many trays on 
a daily basis. 

Students brought their concern for the en- 
vironment to the university's attention, ac- 
cording to Dining Services Director Stepha- 
nie Hoshowen President Linwood H. Rose 
took the comments to heart and designed a 
program to make the university a "greener" 

Rose organized the Institute for Stew- 
ardship of The Natural World to aide in 
preserving natural resources and helping 
the local environment. This program, led 
by Executive Director Christie-Joy Brodrick 
Hartman, was divided up into five core 
areas: awareness, education and research, 
operations, campus accessibility, and poli- 
cies and practices. Each committee was in 

STANDING thigh-deep 

in muck, senior U-i1 Joyce 
fishes out a TV EARTH 
club spent an afternoon 
in September removing 
trash from the pond in 
the Aboretum. Photo by 
Megan Mori 

60 fe^iiAires 

charge of developing initiatives and strategies relative to its 
focus area. The organization worked to provide environmen- 
tal stewardship at the local level as well as regionally, nation- 
ally and internationally. 

The institute planned to build a new Leadership in Environ- 
mental Energy and Design [LEED) certified dining facility on 
the east side of campus. In order for the building to be LEED- 
certified, it was required to use "recycled and sustainable 
materials in the [construction]," be energy efficient, and meet 
certain landscaping qualifications, according to Hoshower. 
The new green dining facility was planned to open in the fall 

Hoshower noted that the university took on many "initia- 
tives to reduce [its] ecological footprint." In all of the dining 
facilities, environmentally friendly reusable bags were avail- 
able for purchase. These specially designed bags were used 
to carry food back to the dorms or apartments instead of the 
plastic bags that were previously the only option. Java City 
and Starbucks on campus also helped in the effort by offering 
Fair Trade coffee, which supported sustainable and equitable 
trading relationships. 

At the beginning of each year, students flooded D-Hall to 
pick up the new reusable mug, designed around recycling. 
Eco-friendly efforts seemed to be everywhere. Dining Services 
bought products from local growers as much as possible. 
Some members of the student government association went 
to an apple orchard and hand-picked apples that were served 
in D-Hall. 

Some of the more subtle environmental changes had been in 
effect since the previous year. All university buses ran on 

SENIOR Alis'.,i vV.ilsli, junior 
Justine O'Neill, and freshman 
Meredith Routt empty 
containers of pond water 
before placing them in a 
trash bag. Volunteers wore 
waders and boots to protect 
their pants and shoes from 
pond water and mud on the 
banl<s. P(7olo by Megan Mon 

SHALLOW waters 

hide litter at the edge 

of the pond, causing 

volunteers to keep their 

eyes peeled for sunken 

objects. Although Earth 

Weekin April was EARTH 

club's main event, club 

members kept busy in the 

community throughout 

the year. Photo by Megan 


Jrm (aoes Oimen 61 | 

Going Green 

DANGLING garbage from 
her gloved hand, junior 

Jui.tine iJ'Nfilt pauses 

toshowoff her find. 

EARTH club members also 

participated in a similar 

cleanup day at Blue Hole the 

same weekend. Photo by 

Megan Mori 

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biodiesel fuel that was better for the air. Other university vehicles used an eth- 
anol blend. Incandescent campus lights w^ere replaced with fluorescent lights 
and low-flush toilets and urinals were installed. With all of these changes, 
Rose's plan was to make the university a more eco-friendly campus and en- 
courage students to actively participate in the initiative. 

"I think it is really great that JMU is taking the initiative and going green, 
said junior Liz Towson. "They are making major and minor changes around 
campus from new green construction to going trayless in D-Hall. And as 
much as 1 dislike [not having] trays, it has given me the opportunity to contrib- 
ute and do my part." 

Sophomre Andrew Piske felt the same way. "JMU is making a worthy and 
admirable effort to make the campus greener and the university's concern is 
very apparent to the students." 

The university hoped to work with the City of Harrisonburg to make a com- 
post mixture that was more environmentally friendly. The mixture comprised 
the university's food, waste and lawn and tree clippings. The compost was used 
in landscaping on campus. The Institute wanted all of "campus waste fryer oil 
to be recycled into a feedstock for biodiesel fuel production," said Hoshowen 
This biodiesel fuel would then have been used to run university buses. 

The university also continued to build a relationship with farmers in the 
Harrisonburg area. Rose believed that it was important to realize that actions 
would have an impact on the future; the natural resources that were preserved 
would last far into the future. 

Marley Green, student representative to the board of visitors, presented an 
idea for a student center for sustainability. Here, students and the community 
would be able to "explore all the ways they can reduce their environmental 
footprint," said Green. 

To help, Hoshower suggested that students use the "recycle" mug, buy used 
textbooks, purchase Fair Trade coffee from Java City and Starbucks, and re- 

62 f&atiAres 

A POSTER in Chandler 
Hall's trash room reminds 
residents to recycle. The 
university participated in 
RecycleMania, an annual 
10-week competition held 
from mid-January to late 
March to promote waste 
reduction. Photo by Kim 


cycle. Hoshower also suggested that students check out "green" Web sites that 
provided tips for how each citizen could do his or her part to help the environ- 

"On a campus our size, we have an opportunity to make a significant impact 
on what goes into the waste stream and how much energy and water is used. 
The university participates in efforts because it's the right thing to do, not be- 
cause it's the latest trend," said Hoshower. She also believed that if the uni- 
versity could impact the students to carry out the green 
message, they could better influence future leaders. 

Green also thought it was extremely important for the 
university to be part of the "Go Green" effort because "as 
a university, an institution of higher learning, we are a 
model for how society should be, or how it could be. It 
is up to us to show society what it can mean to be sus- 
tainable." He suggested that students welcome the idea 
of biking, walking or taking a bus to campus more often. 
"We need to reduce the amount that we buy, consume, 
and throw away," said Green. If every student did that, 
they would be doing their part to help the environment. 
All of the efforts that the university employed "will 
ultimately result in changing our culture, community, 
and campus to a whole new definition of environmental 
stewardship," said Hoshower, all the more reason to con- 
tinue the commitment throughout the university to help 
the environment. 

FRESHMAN Meredith 

liijuii digsaround 
in shallow water to 
retrieve a piece of trash. 
Aside from cleaning 
up areas of campus, 
EARTH club focused on 
improving the university's 
environmental record 
with regards to areas 
including sustainability 
and recycling. Photo by 
Megan Mori 

JynU (aoes (amen 63 

Pay li Forward 

Craig Scott d^^n^his message by saying he did not hate 
the two youn^men who murdered his sister and two best 
friends. The audiente'sat in silence. 
As a survivor of the ColunijiiJiie High School massacre, Scott 
spoke with kindness and cofl^|s^£n at the Convocation Center 

Standing on a podium betweeri^fc^gttot video screens, Scott 
spoke to an audience that practically filTe3aii entire side of the are- 
na. He gave a harrowing firsthand account of theT.olumbine High 
School shootings that took the lives of 12 student^jaae ts^her and 
both shooters on April 20, 1999. 

The first person killed at Columbine was Scott's older sMgr, 
chel Joy Scott. Rachel was known as a girl filled with compass! 
who went out of her way to make others feel better and who lived 
life to the fullest every day. 

Scott struck a chord with the audience when he explained that 
Anne Frank was his sister's role model. He emphasized two impor- 

tant connections between the girls: both wrote journals filled with 
hope, and both would be remembered through these journals. 

A month before the shootings, Rachel wrote an essay in which 
she said, "1 have this theory that if one person can go out of their 
way to show compassion, then it will start a chain reaction of the 

In tribute to Rachel, her family created the nonprofit organiza- 
tion, "Rachel's Challenge," which reached over 1.5 million people 
per yean Through this organization, Scott and his family took turns 
speaking to audiences across the United States, challenging them 
to follow five life rules: Choose positive influences, keep a journal 
filled with life goals, show acts of kindness to others, eliminate 
dice and tell those you care about that you love them. 
.ti' L'nci%,jjj^entation, audience members were encouraged 
to sigl^eir n iiiii^m 1 1| inin i hanging on the wall. The banner 
said, "1 accept Ra 

During Scott's presenta! 

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tional rollercoaster ride as he retold his tale of what happened at 
ColumBine, including seemg his two f^^§£^s shot and killed in the 
school library. His story wasa?ttJft»paniec! by local TV news videos 
from a Channel 4 News report as well as 3^9*4^311 from a^eacher 
also stuck in the library. -"Hk^^^''*^ 

The Convocation Center took on an eerie atmosphere a^Scott 
shared some of the events that transpired after his sister's death" 
He recalled how his sister always said she knew she was going to 
die young, but she knew would be famous and make an impact on 
the world. 

Even stranger was the story Scott told about a man in Ohio who 
had a recurring dream of a girl's eyes crying, her tears falling upon 
a rose growing from the ground. He had this dream every night 
after he saw Rachel's picture on the television. When he contacted 
Rachel's father and asked him if it meant anything to him, he po- 
litely replied it did not. 

The next day, her father picked up Rachel's bag from the police 
station where it had been kept as evidence. In the book bag was Ra- 
chel's journal and on the last entry there was a drawing of a girl's 
tears falling upon a rose that was growing out of the ground. This 
entry was made during the class period before the shooting; her 
teacher had seen her drawing it. There were 13 teardrops in the 
picture and 13 people were murdered by the shooters that day. 

At that point, it seemed as if everyone in attendance was about 

to drop his or her head in grief. Every time audience members got 
lumps in their throats and were holding back their tears, Scott 
softened the mood with some much-needed comic relief. 

Junior Tiffany Feathers said Scott told a powerful story, but she 
most enjoyed how he showed his funny side by demonstrating 
sqme of his dance moves. 

Others students, including senior Nichole Pulkowski, found a 
dee^^r meaning amid all the laughter and tears. "You're not always 
that nice pers^fej^vho helps everyone out," said Pulkowski. "1 want 
to be that pe^^^n that is nice to everyone." 

Pulkowski also said she heard Rachel Scott's father speak when 
he visited the univeisity the previous year, but this event provided 
a "different perspective bemuse Scott was there at the shooting." 

junior Erin Plecker said that she heard how inspirational Rachel's 
father was at last year's presentation, which caused her to attend 
this year's event. In fact, her father wasf o motivating, the first uni- 
versity chapter of "Friends of Rachel ' was started here at the uni- 
versity. At the beginning of the presentation, "Friends of Rachel" 
presented Scott with his own T-shirt and dedared him an honor- 
ary Duke. Many audience members expr^l^ desire to become 
a part of the university's chapter. 

After Scott completed his 90-minute presentation, hundreds of 
audience members stood inline waiting for their ^ance to tell him 
they accepted Rachel's Challenge. 

FRIENDS of Rachel group 
members wear T-shirts 
with the university 
chapter's motto on 
the back. The mantra 
encompassed Rachel's 
message of compassion. 
' now by Shaina Alien 

V.^cke[s Ckdlen^3 65 

[l^urni Bapels 

By Matt Johnson 

Fire destroyed a popular 
breakfast destination 

david Jerlinski, the owner of Mr. I's, was just about to leave 
for work when his brother called him and said the deli 
was burning on the news. "I just didn't know what to 
imagine, and when I pulled up there everything was in a blaze and 
I thought it was totally burnt down," said jerlinski. "It wasn't, but 
it's almost as bad as being burnt down with all the smoke damage 
and water damage. It was just horrible, just a big mess." 

Mr. )'s had opened its doors to the Harrisonburg community 19 
years prior, when owners David and jo Jerlinski got the idea from 
their cousin. After they discussed the suggestion, the two made 
the move to Virginia to open Mr. J's. 

"My first cousin moved down to Harrisonburg about a year and 
a half before we did," said David. "We came to visit and we just 
liked the area. When we decided to move down here, we needed 
a job, so my cousin suggested bagels. We 
looked into it in New jersey and went to 
bagel places, and then moved down." 

Since the opening of the first Mr J's on 
East Market Street, the business expand- 
ed to two other locations, first to Rocking- 
ham Square in 1998 and then to Harmony 
Square in 2002. But on the morning of 
Sept. 11, the Rockingham Square location burned down after a fire 

as started in the Chinese restaurant next to it. 

Students were devastated by the news of the fire. Senior Victoria 
Eberle and sophomore Tara Higgins remembered feeling shocked 
and saddened. Others guessed who had started the fire in the Chi- 
nese restaurant. New China, which fire officials determined was 

"I figured it's probably an employee," said junior Mallory Wein- 
gartner. "That's the first thing I thought of [when 1 heard about the 
fire], it's probably some angry person that worked there." 

Luckily for students and other customers, the owners planned 
to fully rebuild the deli by the spring of 2009. During the rebuild- 
ing process, customers were still able to choose between the two 
other locations. 

Since Mr. J's was built in 1990, it had become a popular 
off-campus spot for many students. Higgins considered Mr. J's 
to be a social arena on the weekends, while Weingartner liked it 
because it was the only place she could 
get a quick breakfast, unlike IHOP and 
similar places where there was a long 
line on Saturday and Sunday mornings 
Eberle however, just enjoyed Mr. J's for 
its bagels, calling them "great hangover 

CONES line the 

Rockingham Square 

parking lot after a fire 

burned down one of the 

three Mr. J's Bagels and Deli 

locations. The Rockingham 

Square location was the 

second Mr. J's location built, 

established in 1998. . < 

by Angela Barbosa 

WITH the line to the door, 

a mob crowds into Mr. J's 

at the Harmony Square 

location. "Mr. J's bagels are 

like heaven," said senior 

Katherine Norris. "I don't 

know how to describe it, 

they just are." /'/i fc by 

Lucy Romeo 

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A CHAIN-LINK fence, caution 
tape and barbed wire prevent 
pedestrians from entering the 
destroyed Mr. J's. Numerous 
precautions were tal<en to 
protect the pedestrians and 
prevent the burned location 
from sustaining further 
damage. Photo by Angela 

THE Rockingham Square 
deli remains closed to 
customers. The burned 
down Mr. J's forced 
regulars to frequent the 
other two locations in 
Harrisonburg. Photo by 
Angela Barbosa 


David realized how important the university's community was to 
Mr. J's. 

"I wonder how business would be if JMU wasn't here," said David. 
"We probably wouldn't have three stores because there probably 
wouldn't be a need for it... business would be a lot less." 

But with the university's student body reaching upwards of 16,000 
students, the success of Mr. J's was something David never had to 
worry about. With plenty of customers, he was able to enjoy his 
favorite part of the job: meeting the regulars. David enjoyed being 
able to interact with customers and meet new faces, especially the 
students. The people he had been able to meet over the years of be- 
ing in business touched his life. He said he was happy that his store 
was a popular spot for many students, but knowing that sometimes 
gave him "a big head." 

Many students hoped that Mr J's would continue to be a part of 
the community. Of course, for some frequenters of the bagel shop, 
life was different without Mr. J's Rockingham Square location to go 
to every week for their daily breakfast needs. 

But students continued to frequent the other locations. "This year 
we come every other week, and buy a bunch of bagels and bring 
them home," said Weingartner. 

Whether it was the delicious bagels or the social atmosphere, Da- 
vid hoped that students continued to come and enjoy his bagels — 
even if it was to just nurse a hangover 

rf[r.Js 3^Qds & X)ek & 

1he Boys Are Back In lown 

The Boys Are 

JBilf^ ^^ g ^^f^ By Ariel Spengler 

Back In Town 

The local band, The Friday Night Boys, gained a national fan base 

every Saturday morning, students piled into 
Gibbons Hail to fill their stomachs with a hot 
breakfast. Hair unwashed and adorned in sweatpants, 
the only other plans some of them had made for the 
rest of the morning was to get back into bed. Senior 
Andrew Goldstein, on the other hand, was headed 
down the highway with his bandmates to perform 
another show along the East Coast. This had become a 
regular occurrence for the founder of the power-pop 
band, The Friday Night Boys (FNB]. 

"I just wanted a less serious band that was based 
around having fun," said Goldstein, who formed the 
band in the winter of 2006 and was surprised by its 
rapid rise to fame. 

Fun was an understatement for FNB, whose catchy 
songs reflected their upbeat and fun-loving personali- 
ties. Vocalist/guitarist Goldstein and his three other 
bandmates, vocalist/guitarist Mike Toohey, bassist 
Robby Reider and drummer/vocalist Chris Barrett, 
worked together to create a unique sound that their 
listeners could enjoy as much as the band did. 

Their fan base in northern Virginia attracted the 
attention of the influential TV station, MTV. Since their 
appearance on Total Request Live [TRL] in the sum- 
mer of 2008, life for the band had been nothing short 
of a whirlwind. 

"The fan response, especially online, has grown tre- 
mendously," said Goldstein, talking about the band's 
popular Web sites on both MySpace and purevolume. 
Their MySpace page had reached over two million 
views since its founding almost two years ago, with an 
average of 12,000 visits to the 
site each day. 

Following their TV appear- 
ance, FNB obtained a record 
label from Fueled By Ramen 
Records, an indie label that 
represented bands such as 

SINGING the harmony to 

"Thursday Night Pregame," 

vocalist/guitarist Mike 

Toohey embraces the 

crowd's energy. The band's 

label, Fueled By Ramen 

Records, also sold FNB 

merchandise on its Web 

site. Photohy Natalie Wall 

6^ featiAms 

Panic At The Disco, Gym Class Heroes and Paramore. 

After signing with Fueled By Ramen Records in the summer of 2007, FNB 
released three albums within a year and a half. "TRL was a huge help for 
iTunes sales as well," said Goldstein, referring to their most recent Extended 
Play (EP) album, "That's What She Said," which was released October of 
2008. They planned on touring for the remainder of the year. 

It was tough for the band to move around as much as it did. However, FNB 
was ready to make that commitment. Although band members usually re- 
sided in Fairfax, Va., the group relocated to Harrisonburg so Goldstein could 
finish his senior year at the university. 

"It has been hectic," said Goldstein, a psychology major who juggled 18 
credit hours along with touring. "I am almost never here on the weekends 
because we are playing shows." 

FNB believed it was worthwhile, however. In the months that they were on 
tour, they visited cities such as Boston, Philadelphia and New York City. 

"The major setbacks are not getting enough sleep and not being able to go 
to Highlawn [Rocktown Grille]," admitted Goldstein, with a laugh. 

While most weekends the band had to live without the familiar sights of 
Harrisonburg and the university, there was one special occasion where they 
combined both the band and the university. In September 2008, FNB opened 
for Boys Like Girls in the university's Convocation Center. 

"It was incredible," said Goldstein, thinking back to that night, which Goldstein 

WITH drumstick in hand, 
drummer Chris Barrett 
points out to his fans. Band 
members l<ept their trailer 
full of equipment in the 
Hunter's Ridge Apartment 
Complex parking lot 
during the year. Photo by 
Natalie Wall 

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Tfie Bovs Are Back In lown 

said had been one of the most memorable shows the 
band played. "It was awesome sharing the stage with 
a band that has been playing for such large crowds for 
quite some time." 

Boys Like Girls had not been the only band to attract 
large crowds that night. FNB was approached by fans 
of their own. 

"A lot of high school students came up to us after the 
show," said Goldstein, who confessed that the high 
school age range found their songs more appealing 
than the college students. "Our primary audience is 
more based around teenage girls." 

It was no surprise that girls fell in love with FNB. 
Their good looks and addicting songs were an attrac- 
tive combination. What continued to surprise most 

people was the fact that Goldstein single-handedly 
wrote and recorded all of their songs. 

As for inspiration, "1 usually go out and party and 
something funny or random happens each time," said 
Goldstein. "1 wake up the next morning and write 
something down." 

The result was almost immediate success. With 
albums under their belts, FNB was prepared to take 
the music industry by storm. Goldstein had not yet 
decided upon whether he would pursue graduate 
school. "We will see what happens," said Goldstein. "I 
would be interested to play a show [in Harrisonburg] 
sometime." Perhaps the university had not seen the 
last of FNB. 

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university, senior and 
band frontman Andrew 
Goldstein roci<s out with 
his fellow bandnnate IVIil<e 
Toohey. The band enjoyed 
being able to combine 
both aspects of their life 
into one show. Photo by 
Natalie Wall 

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Gearlnp Up 

WITH the increase of 

students and lack of 
parking, bike racks were 
filled to capacity. It was 
not uncommon to see 
the overflow of bikes 
chained to trees, posts and 
benches. Photo by 
Megan Mori 

Bicycles became 

a popular 


mode of 

for students 

WHIZZING by Wilson Ha 

a student makes her way 

to class. Biking was also a 

part of "No Drive Day" on 

Oct. 17, an effort to reduce 

the amount of drivers, that 

was put on by students 

and the Harrisonburg 

Department of Public 

Transportation. Photo by 

Rebecca Schneider 

Wheels spinning and feet pedaling, they rolled through 
campus, meandering around pedestrians. There were 
Schwinns, Treks, Raleighs, Gary Fishers and Spaldings. 
With baskets and bells, paint and rust, bikes were a part of the uni- 
versity life. Whether to hurry across campus, save money or enjoy 
the experience, biking created a community for riders. 

"It's quick and it's fast," said senior Kevin Edwards. "It makes life 

Edwards, who had ridden his whole life, used his bike to get 
to campus from his home off Port Republic Road. Harrisonburg 
Department of Public Transit bus routes did not run near his 
house, so he rode up and down the infamous Port Republic Road 
hill every day. Even with the traffic, he never had any difficulties on 
the road. 

Junior Sarah Layman, however, hoped that over time biking would 
get easier for her Her sore and tight legs let her know how many 
hills she had ridden. 

"1 hate my bike," she said. "There are hills everywhere. Wherever 
you go to class there are hills." Even so. Layman considered the pain 
worth those 15 extra minutes of sleep she had every morning. 

"Sleep is an awful reason to make that choice, I know," she ac- 
knowledged. "But biking is a lot quicker and I don't have to get up 

The convenience of biking through campus inspired many to adopt 
this form of alternative transportation. Racks beside dorms and 
buildings overflowed with seats and wheels toppling over Bikes 


RIDING away from his class, 
sophomore Bryan Moen heads 
towards his dorm. "It gets me where 
I need to be faster. And it's easier," 
said Moen. Photo by Natalie Wall 

beach cruiser along the top of the Quad. 

"It's just kind of fun," she said. Parking on campus was incon- 
venient from her Main Street apartment, and most of her friends 
also rode to class. Staying fit was an added bonus for her. 

When sidewalks were crowded, Albanese said she hopped off 
her bike to avoid hitting pedestrians. Having been on the pedes- 
trian side of a bike accident, she wanted to prevent it from happen- 
ing to others. 

But sometimes problems did happen. Chains got caught, brakes 
failed and tires deflated. 

Senior Jeff Joyce knew how to help. He organized a free bike 
repair day on the Commons on Oct. 15. After similar "Tube and 
Lube" repair days the previous year, Joyce hoped to continue bi- 
monthly ones for the spring. 

"Let's try to get this bike going and get you out of here," Joyce 
said to a student whose bike had broken brakes. 

Other students worked on tires and chains as riders lined up 
with their bikes. Within the first hour, Joyce said they had fixed 13 
bikes and there was still a line. 

Biking was not just an individual hobby. It brought the commu- 
nity together. 

Senior Nicholas Melas helped freshman Michael Obeng repair 
his popped tire. Together, they removed the tube, found the hole 
and covered it with putty. 

"You learn a lot by doing it yourself," said Melas while describing 
a bike repair program he worked with while studying in Australia. 

Obeng was impressed with the Environmental Awareness and 
Restoration Through Our Help (EARTH) Club event since he had 
not been able to use his bike since the semester began. 

Barefoot men and skirt-wearing women waited on the unusu- 
ally warm October afternoon. The university's second annual No 
Drive Day coincided with the event. Urging the community to use 
alternative transportation, EARTH Club gave popula^JIRI DEJI EH 
public transportation T-shirts to anyone riding busesl^ 
walking to campus.^ 


the city had a support system for bikers. For instance, all buses 
were equipped with front-loading racks for bikes. He said many 
students who lived off Port Republic Road rode their bikes down 
in the morning and took the bus back up the hill in the afternoon, 
bikes in tow. 

"It's actually amazing," said Smith-Walter "The traffic is backed 
all the way up the hill, but there's a bicycle lane that's basically 
empty. People can jump on their bikes at Ashby and sail through 
traffic that would take them 15 minutes in their car. They just 
shoot right down the hill, so they're saving a lot of time." 

As the university expanded over the years, classrooms grew 
further apart. Some schedules required students to go from East 
Campus to Memorial Hall in 15 minutes. 

"You know you're going to have to pick it up if you want to do 
that in 15 minutes on foot," said Smith-Walter. "But if you have a 
bike, you can do that really easily." 

Some students rode just for fun. Joyce and the EARTH Club also 
sponsored community bike rides. Groups of students with varied 
experience rode through campus and downtown, enjoying each 
other's company and the journey. 

As senior Mark Hitchko waited for Joyce's help at the bike repair, 
he described nearby trails. Unfortunately, his classes got in the 
way of riding for fun. 

"I love just going fast, jumping around and even feeling the wind 
in your hair," he said. "I wish I was down here more in the summer 
to take advantage of this area." 

As freshman Sachiko Hanamura waited for Joyce to work on her 
bikes tires, she was surprised to see the popularity of biking. Com- 
ing from Northern Virginia, she never had a need to ride. Once she 
arrived at the university, it became an everyday activity. 

It tooWHanamura seven minutes to get to her classes when 
shsl^K'm^i^^^, realj^fast" every morning. 

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By Katie Thisdell 

The local farmers' market made a stop on campus 

as the popping sounds of kettle corn filled Warren Patio, 
customers lined up for a sweet and salty afternoon snack. 
Bags full of apples and cucumbers hung on the arms of students, 
faculty and staff who walked past vendors at the first on-campus 
farmers' market. 

Hosted by Dining Services and the Harrisonburg Downtown 
Farmers' Market, the Oct. 2 event lasted from 8 a.m. to about 3 p.m. 
Several vendors from the downtown market sold their produce to 
the university community. 

"If more people buy locally, it will help everyone in the long run," 
said Marian Showalter, president of the downtown market. 

Pints of sweet raspberries disappeared first as customers lin- 
gered over the tastes of summer. Sophomore Amanda Coale pur- 
chased the last container from vendor Dorothy Miller, along with a 
bag of beans. She planned to use the beans with potatoes to cook a 
meal for her parents over family weekend. 

"I'll probably eat all the raspberries on the way back to my dorm," 
said Coale. 

The other tables at the market showcased fall produce, including 
pumpkins and sweet potatoes. Summer's last tomatoes, peppers 
and squash also lay on the tables. 

"I love fresh produce, and especially with this economy you haw 
to support locals as much as you can," said Coale. "And why not? 
It's so easy to do. And fresh, natural foods are great for your mind 
and body." 

Junior Emily Shrader noticed the market as she walked through 
campus. Being able to use her meal plan encouraged her to look at 
what was available. Students could make purchases with Dining 
Dollars, FLEX or cash. 

"I haven't decided what I want to buy yet," she said as she walked 
past the bountiful tables. "I like this fresh food that you don't really 
get on campus." 

Dining Services worked towards buying more local produce 
through its Green Thread Initiative. According to Director of Op- 
erations Marco Levesque, buying locally was beneficial towards 
minimizing the university's carbon footprint. 

"We want to create an awareness of local farmers and products 
that are available in the area," said Levesque. "Hopefully, students 
will want to be a part of this sustainability initiative and will enjoy 
the local produce that farmers brought to campus." 

Dining Services also set up a table at the market with produce 
they bought from the Shenandoah Valley Produce Auction. Dolly 

PERUSING the colorful 
options, a customer 
admires the selection of 
fresh produce. Downtown 
Harrisonburg Farmers' 
Market was open twice 
a week from March to 
December. Photo Oy 
Shaino Allen 

FRESH apple cider and 

vegetables are sold at 

the university's farmers' 

market. Students were 

able to use dining dollars 

to buy locally grown 

produce. .^'i'i'JiuDj 

Shaina Allen 

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A STAND sells fall 
vegetablej^at are grown 
without-pesticjdes. Dining 
Services hostedthe event 
on tliepatioof Wi 

Lawson from Vending Services said they wanted to niake sure 
there were enough choices for customers. After seeing'the other 
vendors, Lawson said that she was impressed with the displays. 

"They have some very nice produce, a nice variety^-andTtlce 
prices," said Lawson. "Everyone seems to be enjoying the experi- 
ence and interested in what we have to offer." 

As Lawson arranged pots of purple and white mums on the 
patio and refilled containers of potatoes and squash, she said the 
customers had a varied appreciation for the produce. 

"Those people that know the difference between fresh local 
products and are experienced are enjoying this," she said, while 
fixing the display of yellow heirloom tomatoes. "Some people are 
learning. We're hoping to help educate them on this difference." 
Eric Bendfeldt, extension specialist for the Virginia Cooperative 
Extension, explained that the market was a learning experience 
for the university. 

"We just want to create a general awareness of the farming 
community that surrounds JMU and how important it is," said 
Bendfeldt. "An effort like this is to educate students through a 
combination of building public awareness and community ser- 

As Miller stood behind her table with watermelons, mint leaves 
and plump blackberries, she explained that her Circle M Farm 
was only 15 miles away from the university. One student ques- 
tioned the price of the watermelons, but although they might 
have been priced slightly higher. Miller said she had picked them 
the night before Miller had sold her produce at the downtown 
market for two years, but enjoyed spending the day at the uni- 

"1 had my doubts when 1 came here, because you never know," 
she said. "But I do think it's worth it now." 

As she sold her produce. Miller realized it was her last market 
day of the season. 

Sophomore Wes McGrew volunteered at the nearby Dining 
Services table. As a member of EARTH Club, he understood the 
environmental impact of local farmers' markets. 

"I jumped at this opportunity," he said. "1 knew 1 had to sell 
vegetables again because I had such a good time working on a 

farm all summer." 

McGrew describ/d a disc()nnect between HaiViSQnburg_an^ the 
university community. \ j 

"This is an eksy way to bridgefth^t gap," he sale . "We can support 
anoth^Side orthe economy that doesn't always get support from 
LjMtr, noUike WaKMart or anything." 

Showalter sajd'the time of the yea^ was tW biggest challenge 
with plann^ijg;/^ sprfng market feHtoo early in the growing season, 
while fruits and vegetal^les^ere almost finished producing in the 

"Somebody's got to be willing to step up there the first time 
though," said Showalter. "Otherwise, we'll never know if this will 

Groups of students walked away from the market holding pump- 
kins to decorate their rooms for the fall. More customers came 
during lunchtime and between classes. At one point, Showalter 
couldn't keep up with the line for his kettle corn. Though it had 
been slow in the morning, the market quickly became a popular 

Sophomore Natalie Stickel strolled between the tables after notic- 
ing everyone in the area. 

"This is the first time I've heard about this," she said. "It's some- 
thing they should do more often." A native of Lancaster, Pa., Stickel 
said she was used to going to farmers' markets. She bought apple 
cider before continuing on to her class. 

"If you want good food, we're here in the Shenandoah Valley," said 
McGrew. "It's all around us." 


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I amilv Mailers 

A STUDENT'S mother 

oversees her son's grilling 
skills before the football 
game against Hofstra 
University. IVlany families 
went all out, showing their 
Duke spirit with purple 
and gold plasticware. 
Photo by Julia Simcox 

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DONNED m purple 

apparel, senior John 

Goodman and a family 

friend enjoy the sunny 

afternoon. The weather 

was unusually warm for 

family weekend. Photo by 

Julia Simcox 

Parents and siblings came together with 
students to enjoy an event-packed weekend 

By Nicole Brigagliano 

5 t was not uncommon to walk onto a campus of 
■ purple and gold on Saturday afternoons in the 
J» fall. But for the first weekend in October, the 
crowd was filled with people of all ages from all dif- 
ferent states. Family weekend was in full effect. 

Since the university set the date in November 2007, 
the family weekend committee had been hard at work 
to prepare for what it hoped would be a successful 

The committee, consisting of representatives from 
Parent Relations, Parking Services, Dining Services 
and the University Recreation Center [UREC), orga- 
nized 14 new events according to Sherry King, direc- 
tor of Parent Relations and Tracey Kite, assistant di- 

"We just keep adding to it, not taking away," said Kite. 
"The activities we offer go above and beyond." 

With over 30 different events packed in from Friday 
to Sunday, parents and family members were seen all 
over campus. 

"There is something for everybody," said King. "You're 
going to see a lot of people this weekend doing a lot of 

One of the new events was "Back to School" for par- 
ents. During the event, organized by Kite, parents 
could attend more than 130 classes on Friday. 

"I was surprised to see the feedback that we did," 
said Kite. 

Of the 130 options, classes ranged from marching 
band to Web development to victimology. It was a 
chance for parents to live vicariously through their 

Friday also offered families the opportunity to at- 
tend campus tours and sporting events, including 

field hockey and volleyball games. 

Friday night wrapped up with comedian Vicki Law- 
rence taking Wilson Hall's stage in her show, "Vicki 
Lawrence and Mama: A Two-Woman Show." 

The biggest event of all was the football game against 
Hofstra University on Saturday afternoon. 

With 16,109 people in attendance, according to ESPN, 
com, the game was sold out by the first weekend in July. 
Attendance at the football game made it the largest 
event of the weekend, according to Parent Relations. 

Students and parents alike waited around Bridge- 
forth Stadium in the hours prior to kickoff to get to 
their seats. Luckily, the university had events planned 
for them as they waited. 

Godwin Field was transformed into a mini market 
with more than 20 participating vendors. Families lis- 
tened to the sounds of swing band Blue Suede as they 
shopped around for university apparel and learned 
about different student groups on campus. The Univer- 
sity Outpost "FanZone" even allowed families to enjoy 
an inflatable moon bounce and giveaways. 

Chad Phillips, a freshman from Chesapeake, Va., hung 
out with his parents, Sherry and Rick Phillips, at the 
Godwin Field Festival waiting to head into the game. 

"To see [Chad] of course and to meet his friends and 
see campus was the best part of the weekend," said 
Sherry. They loved seeing what he had accomplished. 

The Phillips family was excited about the football 
game, but Chad was also excited about an event he had 
helped plan for his dorm. 

Chad was the recreational representative for the 
Frederickson Hall Community Council. The hall had 
planned a parents' social where the parents of the stu- 
dents living in that dorm could "meet and greet." 

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"It's just so parents get to know and meet the new 
people you hang out with," said Chad. 

It was the first year the dorm was putting on the event, 
and Chad hoped it would be a success. 

Freshman Meghan Ward's parents drove down from 
Bristol, Conn., for the weekend. 

"It's nice seeing everyone's families and the hospital- 
ity of the university for the parents," said Ward. 

Ward's brother, Steve, a graduate from the University 
of Delaware, said, "They always put on a good show 
when the parents come out." 

But the Phillips and Ward families were not the only 
ones enjoying what the university had planned for 

Freshman Kyle Rogers and his parents, Michael and 
Susan Rogers, from Rockville Centre, N.Y., enjoyed their 
Saturday at the Picnic on the Commons and the football 

"It's outstanding how everyone chips in and gets the 
place prepared for the events," said Michael, as he fin- 
ished his hamburger 

"Even the hotels are decorated in purple and gold!" 
added Susan. 

Families could eat the "fantastic feast" at Gibbons 
Hall, followed by the Pops concert featuring the univer- 
sity's chorus, brass band, wind symphony and March- 
ing Royal Dukes. 

With so many events planned and so many families, 
it was no surprise that multiple events were sold out. 
But that was not the only problem. Hotels were booked 
as far as an hour south and an hour north, according 
to King. 

In particular, lodging for parents had always been a 
problem on family weekends. According to King and 
Kite, freshman parents were at a disadvantage, as stu- 
dents did not know if they were accepted into the uni- 
versity until much after the announcement of the date 
of family weekend, when hotels were mostly already 

"We try to get the word out as quickly as possible," said King. 

Parent Relations and the Parents Council sent letters and cards 
home to families informing them of the dates as well as order 
forms for football tickets and reservation forms. 

By doing so, they hoped to lessen the problem, especially when 
parents of upperclassmen booked hotels up to a year in advance. 
With the large number of events offered to families and the lim- 
ited space available for lodging, family weekend proved to have 
everything; university spirit, fun, families and of course, purple 
and gold. 

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JUNIOR KaitlynHaynal 
and her mother Mona 
take a break from planned 
activities to relax with 
their dogs, Zoey and IVliley, 
on the Quad. Students 
took advantage of family 
weekend to show their 
parents popular spots on 
campus. Photo by Rebecca 

PLAYING a game of corn 
hole, a student tailgates with 
her family before the game 
against Hofstra University. 
The Dukes won 56-0, the 
record largest conference 
margin of victory, according to Photo by Julia 


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Game Plan 

Bv Sarah Chain 

Students found fun and competition 
through intramurals 

With names like Skillz That Killz, Joose R 
Us, and Kicking Koalas, it was easy to 
see at first glance that each intramural sport at the 
university was what the gateman in the Wizard of Oz 
might have called "a horse of a different color." While 
the university offered a wide variety of sports at the 
varsity and club levels, some students were looking 
for a more laid-back league to play in. 

"It's more of a fun thing to do," said graduate stu- 
dent Craig Whitcher, secretary for the Sports Club 
Council. "You can put a team together with whoever 
wants to play." 

Junior Lauren Patrick said, "I did try out for the 
Club volleyball team freshman yean 1 didn't make it, 
but 1 still wanted a way to play competitively." 

Unlike varsity or club sports, intramurals also of- 
fered faculty, staff and their spouses an opportunity 
for some competition, provided they possessed a 
jMU Access Card or a University Recreation Activity 
Card. Undergraduate and graduate students were 
required to be enrolled in a minimum of seven credit 

Mathematics professor Anthony Tongen jumped 
on the chance to be part of intramurals when he 
arrived at the university. Having participated in 
intramural flag football as an undergraduate student 
at the University of Pittsburgh, Tongen continued 
to play during his time as a graduate student and a 
postdoctoral researcher Being involved with student 
organizations like InterVarsity and Campus Crusade 
for Christ provided him with an opportunity to play 
not only with fellow faculty members, but also with 

"Intramural sports are a great way to interact with 
students outside of the classroom," said Tongen. "1 
also think it is good for students to see that a great way of staying 
in shape as you get older is joining leagues." 

To keep the playful atmosphere intact, professional athletes 
were ineligible to play and all varsity and junior varsity athletes 
were barred from their given sport. Teams assigned themselves a 
level (one, two or three), depending on the participants' or team's 
experience with the sport and knowledge of the rules or strate- 
gies involved. Students in club sports were limited to the upper 
two levels of play, and only two club athletes were permitted per 
team. The rules were all created to keep the teams fair, according 
to Drew Savalador, graduate assistant for intramurals and special 

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ATTEMPTING to pull off an 

opponent's flags, junior Ethan 

Sherman and sophomore 

Andrew Robertson compete In 

a rousing game of flag football. 

Intramural flag football was 

a great way for students to 

de-stress from their hectic 

schedules, p''^ ■■• ■ "> Sfi;;';:.j ''.:: 

PREPARED to take the ball 

down the court, a student 

shows off his skills during an 

intramural Indoor soccer game 

in the Multi-purpose Activity 

Center In UREC. The World FC 

team won the indoor soccei 

Intramural championship for 

the Mens division 3. Photo' 

Tiffany Bro'A 


EYES on his team, junior Josh Althouse, waits for his turn 
on the court. To promote sportsmanship and teamwork, 
UREC gave points to teams based on the players' conduct, 
and only those with an average of 3.0 points were eligible 
for playoffs. P/7oro by Tiffany Brown 

FLAGS fly as a group of students compete in an 
intramural flag football faceoff. Students could 
form their own teams or join one already in 
existence. Photo by Shaina Allen 

Intramural sports fell into three seasons: fall, spring, and sum- 
mer, with options ranging from indoor soccer to racquetball 
doubles to inner tube water polo. iVIost sports offered both men's 
and women's teams, while some also offered coed team options. 
Coed teams had special rules, according to Whitcher, to ensure 
that there was a certain number of women on each team, and that 
they received the ball a certain number of times. 

Officials were usually students who had participated in a 
two-day clinic. The first day consisted of an information session 
where potential officials learned the rules of the game, and the 
second day provided a hands-on opportunity to officiate. 

Players chose between forming their own team and allowing 
the Intramural Office to assign them to one. Organizations such as 
the Student Government Association (SGA) and many sororities 
and fraternities took advantage of intramural sports as a way to 
get together outside of regular meetings. 

"I think members enjoy the fact that they see people in different 
settings by playing sports," said senior Tommy Bluestein, captain 
of SGA's floor hockey team. "I think this is integral for groups that 
do a lot of business in a meeting room ... it can help to relieve 
some stress." 

Senior Dan Stana organized an SGA flag football team for similar 

"I wanted to try and get people to get to know one another better 
outside the realm of just SGA," said Stana. "It was great to know new 
members, what they are into, and have fun in the process." 

Aside from bonding with members of an organization, players 
enjoyed the relaxed atmosphere of intramural sports. 

"It's not as competitive or serious," said junior Teri Swinson. "It 
is a great thing to do for a break from studying ... get some exercise, 
blow off some steam, and escape from homework for an hour." 

Swinson first heard about intramurals during her freshman 
year, when someone in her math class asked her to play on a flag 
football team. As a member of Pi Sigma Epsilon, she also often 
played on her fraternity's teams. 

For every sport, the University Recreation Center [UREC) worked 
hard to emphasize good sportsmanship in the intramural league. 

"Each team gets a sportsmanship rating after every game," said 
Swinson. The officials assigned each team a number on a scale 
from zero to four 

"Zero is like a fight," said Salvador. "Four would be perfect." 

Each team needed an average score of 3.0 over four games to 
be eligible for playoffs. Sportsmanship points were also docked 
for not showing up to a scheduled game, according to Salvador. 
Teams reserved a playing space with a $20 forfeit bond, which 
paid the referee and site costs in the event of a no-show. The sec- 
ond time a team failed to show up for a game, they were ejected 
from the league. 

"We all hold each other accountable not to take advantage of the 
system," said Swinson. 

The members of the winning team of playoffs in each level re- 
ceived a T-shirt, along with bragging rights until the next season. 

"Everyone wants to win obviously, because the champions get a 
T-shirt," said Swinson. 

"Yeah, I hear they're pretty coveted," acknowledged Salvador. 

T-shirt or not, intramurals were a popular choice for their social 

"Joining intramurals was one of the best things I could have 
done. I absolutely love it," said Swinson. "People on my teams 
have become some of my best friends." 

Salvador added, "It's especially great if you're a freshman. It's a 
great way to meet people. It's also great for players who are good, 
but can't quite make a club team. Or for people who are scared of 
the weight rooms." 

Salvador had high hopes for the program in the future. Having 
played intramural water polo as an undergraduate student before 
he arrived at the university as a graduate assistant, he planned 
to reorganize inner tube water polo and advertise to encourage 
more teams to apply. He also spoke of beginning a four-on-four 
flag football team or a kickball team. 

"It's all tentative," said Salavador, but if student reaction was any 
indicator, intramural sports were sure to stay popular regardless 
of changes. 




by turiyn Williams 

IV star Doug Lansky shared the 
tricks and trades of travel 

efore his show, Doug Lansky sat quietly on the steps 

by Memorial Hall Auditorium, prepared to take the stage. 

The lobby bustled with students and University Program 

Board (UPB) members. Some students came to find out more 

■ I about traveling, while others came to win the Eurail pass worth 

I $1,200. Three friends, seniors Jason Vitale and Nathaniel Elllston 

I and sophomore Marisa Shapiro, all hoped that one of them would 

win the pass. 

"We made a deal that if any of us won, we would all go together," 
said EUiston. 

As the 130 people in attendance took their seats in Memorial 
Hall, the screen on the stage went black. Text appeared with vari- 
ous quotes about traveling. 

Then the show morphed into a comedy act. Lansky revealed his 
humor as he took control of his audience by typing comments on 
the screen. He made the audience members introduce themselves 
to the person next to them, called out UPB members' embarrass- 
ing moments, and commanded the audience to stand up randomly 
while UPB's arts and culture coordinator, junior Rachelle Mc- 
Cracken, read Lansky's biography, sending laughter throughout 
the auditorium. 

Lansky was a world traveler who was hired from a pool of 6,000 
applicants to write a travel col- 
umn, "Vagabond," that reached 
10 million readers in 40 major 
newspapers. He also worked 
for National Geographic and the 
Travel Channel. 

At the start of his "Get Lost" 
presentation, he focused on how 
this was the time in life, as young 
adults, to travel. 

"I hope you'll do it, before you 
get the house, the extra fancy car, 
the kids, the cats, the dogs; all 
that stuff. Once you have all that 
stuff it's not a journey, it's a vaca- 
tion," said Lansky. , 

He covered all the basic questions in an uncensor 
What to do? How to get around? Where to stay? ' 
What to eat? And the popular topic, "How do "m 

Lansky didn't hide the truth; he put pict^^^^HFthe scr 
to show the realities of traveling. He §/^^^^^t. 10 m' 
talking about the varieties of toilets 1^ 
travels in over 100 countries in th^^^HFyears < 

strated how sickening some of 
"dreaded squatter" was a hoM 
to provide stability since m 
toilet paper was out of tJ^I 
of a high-tech toilet ii^ 
ous settings. ,^| 

He briefed the 
traveling, sucl 
described dk 
was to ha^fl 
you got i^^^pFketed, 
and a i^^^Klet. He ' 
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control and vari- 

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,0 dangerous to travel. He 
fe while traveling. One tip j 
■u about $10 dollars in it, so if 
■es only got away with some cash 
tended if everything was stolen not 
^travel insurance agency. They could 
tarry on the trip in a few days, depend- 

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ON one of his journeys, 

Doug L.insky gets wax 

removed from his ears, as 

shown in his slideshow. 

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TEMPORARILY sidetracked 
by trying to fix a microphone, 
Doug Lansky continues to 
entertain the audience. During 
his presentation, Lansky gave 
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Another myth was the more passport stamps acquired, the bet- 
ter the experience. Lansky spoice of the merits of travel without 
pausing for a picture in front of every postcard-worthy place. He 
also said a thick wallet could often isolate the tourist from the 
real experiences as a traveler 

"At the end of a trip you're going to remember the four or 
five days you spent crossing a desert on camel a lot more than 
spending 15 minutes you spent getting your picture taken in 
front of a famous building," said Lansky. 

He recommended finding things of interest on the trip or find- 
ing a job to earn extra cash. Something most students did not 
think about was a possible way to earn cash while traveling. 

"There are so many opportunities to expose yourself in a 
diverse atmosphere, especially through working abroad," said 
junior Jill Johnston. "Hearing about ice bartending and underwa- 
ter hotel services really struck my attention" 

Lansky took several jobs while traveling. He was a bartender at 
an ice hotel in Sweden, where many guests would ask for scotch 
on the rocks and Lansky would have to say that he didn't serve 
scotch "on the rocks" but "in the rocks" — the glasses were made 
out of ice. 

In Florida, he worked for an underwater hotel as a bellboy. 
Instead of the traditional bellboy uniform, Lansky was equipped 
with full scuba gear because he had to swim with the bags to the 

"The coolest part of this was actually when you leave. It was 
sort of fun, I thought, to exit through that hole; it felt like you 
were leaving through the bathtub," said Lansky. 

At the end of the presentation, it was time to award the Eurail 
pass. To make things interesting, Lansky and McCracken took 
turns drawing tickets from the clear container to name the five 
finalists in the running for the pass. Then the competition start- 

ed. Each finalist had to sing two to four seconds of a song with no 
repeats among finalists. If there was a song repeated, that finalist 
was out. Shapiro was in the final two with graduate student Molly 

Mercer won with the classic Christmas tune, "Jingle Bells" and 
began jumping up and down on the stage and shrieking with joy. 
Her friends, who were sitting in the second row, joined Mercer for 
a "group hug." 

"'Oh my goodness I'm going to Europe!'" thought Mercer, after 
she realized she won the pass. 

Mercer was nervous because she did not like to sing in public. 
But she and her friends hoped to visit Europe in the summer be- 
fore they all began teaching in the fall, so she tried her best. 

"We had tossed the idea around and the trip was in preliminary 
planning stages, but winning the pass solidified that we are actu- 
ally going to do it. I was shaking, I was too excited to know what 
to think!" said Mercer. 

Mercer planned to use her pass herself, since she could not 
physically split the pass she won. But the other three girls 
planned to book their passes and divide the total of the three 
between the four, so everyone got a little bit of savings. They were 
still in the planning process of the trip but did plan on taking 
Lansk/s advice. '*1&flK 

Mercer was interested in Lansky's advice to pay the extra money 
to get a sleeper car on the Eurail train if traveling overnight, to 
avoid wasting the next day making up for the sleep. 

Students that went to the presentation gained knowledge and 
skills, and even students who went for pure entertainment left 
with a positive attitude toward traveling. 

"The presentation was hilarious and inspired me to make more 
of an effort to see the world," said junior Matt Rollings. 

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GETTING into the music. The 
Chuck Shaffer Picture Show 
band members David Stiefel, 
Patrick Kenny, Ryan Johnson 
and Kenny Kominic perform 
at Rocktown Grille. Bars in 
Harrisonburg were popular 
places for up-and-coming 
bands. Photo courtesy ot Ryan 

throughout . 

ERVOUS Habits lead vocalist senior 
ketti closes his eyes and sings 
The band performed a 
20-mint^^^^lHarrisonburg's VFW 
Hall in 2^^^^^k|kDtic College Radio 
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he university offered an incredible range of music. 
For students whose interests varied from Bach to 
The Beatles, the university had plenty of music 
organizations to audition for or join. As for those who 
took pride in their listening skills rather than their sing- 
ing or playing skills, they also benefited from organiza- 
tions who entertained students at Taylor Down Under 
[TDU], Wilson Hall, the Convocation Center and local 
bars in Harrisonburg. 

There were five total choral opportunities on campus. 
The auditioned choirs were The Madison Singers (24 
voices}, JMU Chorale (65 voices] and Treble Chamber 
Choir (16 voices). The non-audition choirs were the 
men's chorus (40 voices] and the women's chorus (40 

"I'm excited about every genre, and I'm especially pas- 
sionate about conducting," said Dr. Patrick Walders, di- 
rector of choral activities. 

Madison Singers was composed of both men and 
women. The group performed in the Shenandoah Val- 
ley, on the East Coast and in Virginia. They even trav- 
eled to Prague, Germany and the Czech Republic in 
2006. Overseas, they joined together with the Czech's 
National Orchestra in Smetana Hall to perform Orff's 
Carmina Burana. 

With an extensive mix of sopranos, altos, tenors and 
basses, the singers came together with beautiful mu- 
sic for the community to hear. Their distinctive sound 
was heard on campus at Wilson Hall, and off campus at 
local churches where choirs regularly performed. The 
churches were better suited for the singers' beautiful 
acoustics, where organs often accompanied them. 
The university also provided students with a great 

ensemble of a cappella groups. With a total of eight groups started, funded 
and run by students, the groups provided listeners with a unique and fun 
style. These groups included BluesTones, Into Hymn and Notoriety, all female 
groups; Exit 245, Clear Cadence and The Madison Project, all male groups; and 
OverTones and LowKey, both coed groups. 

"To be a part of these groups is, in one word, a blessing," said Rachel Tombes, 
a former member and president of the BluesTones. "All eight groups together 
truly are a community and are all extremely supportive of one another as well 
as very close friends." 

Groups performed at various events, including on-campus fundraisers like 
Operation Santa Claus, Up 'Til Dawn, SafeRides, Take Back The Night and Greek 
community philanthropy events. The groups could also be heard at local Har- 
risonburg events and other colleges and universities along the coast. 
Sophomore Thomas Tombes decided to join the a cappella group Exit 245 be- 
cause of the rising success of the group. Exit 245 developed 
great performing skills with hard work and dedication that 
the group members put into every rehearsal. 

"Exit 245 is a lifestyle that takes extreme commitment, 
patience and dedication," said Tombes. "I love being in the 
group more than anything else I do here at jMU." It was obvi- 
ous when they performed that the men of Exit 245 had as 
much fun singing as the audience had listening. 

The wide variety of music styles left students with no ex- 
cuse to avoid involvement. With places like The Pub, TDU, 
The Artful Dodger, Wilson Hall, Memorial Auditorium, the 
Convocation Center and Rocktown Grille, student musicians 
and local artists were able to expand their fan bases and 
play their music for other students. 

junior Thomas Leahy played locally and on campus as a 
solo artist, and recorded other students at the university. 

"I bought recording equipment for [high school] gradu- 
ation and started to teach myself," said Leahy. "I ran into a 
pretty big producer by chance, and he started teaching me a 
lot of tricks that helped me get a jump start on learning the 
ropes of digital recording." Relying on help from others and 
a natural talent for performing and recording music, Leahy 
recorded student groups such as The Chuck Shaffer Picture 
Show, The Super Octavius, The Avenue and Exit 245. 

DRESSED in '80s flair, senior 
Robert Plono plays alongside 
fellow Ocean Spilling Over 
bandmate Geoff Snow. The 
band's MySpace page listed 
its music under the genres of 
metal, hardcore and crunk. 
Photo by Leslie Covin 

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-senior V.i^anJoknson 

FOCUSED on his fingers, 
senior Zach Wall of 
Nervous Habits rocks out 
for the crowd. Nervous 
Habits played shows 
around Harrisonburg and 
as far away as Washington, 

D.C. ^-''/O.'OCOU.'ffiy of 

Timothy Skirven 

SOLDIERS of Jah Army's 

lead vocalist and guitarist 

Jacob Hemphill looks out 

into the audience. SOJA's 

most recent album, "Get 

Wiser," was based on 

breaking down society's 

"blinders" to find truth. 

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For anybody interested in a mix between Incubus, Finch and 
Chris Daughtry, The Chuck Shaffer Picture Show [CSPS] was a 
band to notice. Two of the four members of the band were alumni 
of the university, one an undergraduate, and one a graduate i 
University of South CaroHna. The group consisted of iead^^felisf 
guitarist Ryan Johnson, vocalist/guitarist Kenn^^^|||PlR:, drum- 
mer Patrick Kenny, and bassist David Stiefe^Mgether for a year, 
the band members already had gathei^dWSf^ student-fan base. 
They spread the word throughoui^Bpjros by passing out free 
CDs on the Quad and the ConTiadBBpjey held shows on and off 
campus, and could be hear^^pHarnsonburg's radio stations 98.5 
Rock and DCIOI. 
Their fan base, hox^pi. was not just limited to the university. 
"People have tra^ftd from Staunton and NOVA to come see us," 
said Ryan John^p^ut here in Harrisonburg and in many other 
areas, we alw^Bhave somebody bleeding purple in the crowd." 

For locay^Hp. such as CSPS, 80 One Records was a great way 
for studa^Bwho wanted their sound to be heard. The label gave 
Hcholson & Rousseau a head start on their futures, 
lelp of Record Deal Rumble, 80 One Records gave < 
is for bands and artists to be put on the label. Market- 
/Htingness to work with the record label and other Har- 
rg connections were all taken into account whe na ifciding 
ands to add to the label. 80 One Records was tWpBfect 

break for any sUj|kflnnusTcrarn&ho possessed ' 

Oppoj^t^SKHBaheneiits from the label inciuiuu mi. Ih, 
ping their material professionally recorded and cii 
"uteH on national and local levels, all for free. There was also the 
chance to open for the many amazing concerts at the Convoc;^ 

"Fall 2008 has been an incredible building semester for 80 One 
Records," said Danny Lampton, director of 80 One Records. "We 
are planning bigger and better things than ever before." 

At Record Deal Rumble, bands and solo artists were given the 
chance to show off their talent in an attempt to be the second 
band that 80 One Records would promote that year. One band 
that was not afraid to rock out and show the audience a good time 
was March to The Arctic. The band started in 2003 and consisted 
of vocalist/guitarist Arthur Sanzo, vocalist/bassist Mike Sanzo, 
and vocalist/guitarist Christian Gehring. The band performed at 
TDU, parties and bars such as 8X10 and Fletchers. The band put 
out its first CD, "Don't Wake the Smellephant," in 2006 and had 
recently recorded another demo. They classified their sound as 
"genre of aw^ome," according to Arthur. 

The university made sure students were spoiled with good 
music and exciting^ifintertainment all around. Campus venues and 
local bars in Harrisd|tairg provided great opportunities to check 
out the latest music. 



Alpha Kappa Delta Phi organized a 
week in support of women 

• t began as a tiny flame ignited in the cool 
■ October air. As it grew in size and strength, 
JL the flame leapt up to the bed sheets, flung 
itself upon the drapes and within 30 seconds 
had consumed the entire room in a blaze. Hun- 
dreds of students looked on as the two dorm 
rooms, one a male's and the other a female's, 
burned to the ground in the middle of Hunter's 
Ridge Apartment Complex. Harrisonburg Fire 
Station workers had constructed the rooms 
and oversaw the entire event, lighting the fires 
to demonstrate how swiftly a small flame in- 
side a dorm room could spread to an inferno. 
The dorm fire demonstration, which oc- 
curred on Friday, Oct. 3, was the grand finale of 
events in the third annual "Combat Women's 
Violence Week," hosted by alpha Kappa Delta 
Phi. What do dorm fires have to do with wom- 
en's violence? 

"We wanted to put together an event that 
would not only benefit female students," said 
sophomore Jay Ahn, president of alpha Kappa 
Delta Phi. "Fire is a very serious issue that's rel- 
evant to everyone, whether you live in a dorm 
or off-campus housing. Fire safety isn't always our top priority, and 
by watching how fast the dorm room catches on fire, one should 
realize the importance of keeping his or her room fire-proof and 
understand the gravity of fire-related incidents." 

Though the other events were more concerned with the issue of 
women's violence and how to fight it, the goal of raising awareness 
was certainly a motif that strung them all together. 

"Nuts About My Body" was held in Taylor Hall and over a hundred 
students attended, where many of them were forced to find seats 


to break a chokehold, 
OfficerE.L Rader, Jr., and 
freshman Michel-June 
Rodriguez Pateha take a 
hands-on approach to the 
workshop. Knowledge 
of practical self-defense 
methods was important 
even in the small city of 
Harrisonburg. Photo by 
Angela Barbosa 

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on the floor since all the chairs had been fllled. A peer advising 
group from the Student Outreach and Wellness Center used maga- 
zine advertisements as examples of the high physical standards 
created by society for men and women alike. 

"Eating disorders are a product of society's unhealthy definition 
of women's beauty," said Ahn. "It may not be someone physical- 
ly attacking women, but such obsession with being thin has put 
many women through the mental and physical illness that is an 
eating disorder. So eating disorders are indeed a form of violence 
against women that we need to keep on flghting against." 

To combat our society's harsh superficiality, the peer group used 
a peanut to symbolize a person, in that the shape of a peanut's 
shell does not determine what was inside. They explained how the 
perception of beauty is relative, and that self-confidence is the key 
to true happiness. 

The week's main course was Tuesday's self-defense workshop, 
"Fear Be Gone!" Room 404 of Taylor Hall was so packed that chairs 
had to be carried from across the hall to make seats for everyone. 
The first half of the workshop was a talk by staff members from 

the Student Outreach and Wellness Cen- 
ter about the legal definition of sexual 
assault and how one should respond to 
such cases. The second half was run by 
a university police officer who talked 
about his own experience with sexual 
assault cases and gave tips on how to 
distract and escape from an attacker. 

"We might think it's funny when we 
hear phrases such as 'poke his eyes,' 
'kick his groin,' or 'stab him with your 
keys,'" said Ahn, "but when we're put in 
a situation where our lives depend on it, 
we will be thankful that someone taught 
us such skills." 

On Wednesday, Oct. 1, alpha Kappa Delta Phi sold its popular 
"Support My Rack" T-shirts on the Warren Hall patio, and contin- 
ued to sell them throughout October. 

"One of our sisters who lost her nanny (who was a second mother 
to her] to breast cancer came up with the idea [for the shirt's slo- 
gan]," said Ahn. During the month of October, the 16 sorority mem- 
bers sold over 500 shirts and made $3,000. With other fundraisers, 
they raised a total of $7,000. 

"Our goal is to raise $8,000 or more," said Ahn. One hundred per- 
cent of the proceeds beneflted the Susan G. Komen Foundation, the 
world's largest breast cancer awareness and research foundation. 

"I'm proud to attend a university where students don't just sit idly 
by, but hive the generosity and the initiative to help raise money 
and awareness for such an admirable cause," said senior Theresa 
Egan. "1 think it's impressive what those girls have done." 

Thursday's event was a showing of the film, "Breast Cancer Dia- 
ries," a documentary about a former local news reporter and anchor 
named Ann Murray- Paige who was diagnosed with breast cancer at 
age 38. "Ann's video diaries offer an intimate chronicle of a young 
mother's nine-month journey with breast cancer, punctuated with 
humor, poignancy and romance," said Ahn. 

Over 100 students turned out to watch the film; every seat in the 
Showker room was filled. The fllm highlighted the importance of 
early detection. 

"Cancer is hard to beat, but it is easy to treat at its early stages," 
said Ahn. "Self-breast examination and annual mammograms have 
saved thousands of lives from breast cancer, and women as young 
as 20 should learn how to conduct self-breast exams, because ev- 
ery woman is at risk." 

Self-confidence, self-defense, early detection and fire safety: all of 
these valuable lessons were taught to hundreds of eager students 
during the third annual Combat Women's Violence Week. 

It was an important week for an important cause, made possible 
by the 16 generous women of alpha Kappa Delta Phi. 

LEADING the first part 
of the "Fear Be Gone!" 
workshop, graduate 
student and Sexual Assault 
Prevention Coordinator 
Megan Brill defines sexual 
assault. Varner House 
offered a series of weekly 
group meetings that also 
included body image, 
eating disorders and 
coping with anxiety. Photo 
bv Antieln Barboia 

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Cultured Cuisine 

The small city 

f ethnic foods 


With food choices from almost every cdTB^ent and a wide 
array of countries, it was not necessitate hop on a 
plane to take one's taste buds on an adventure in tW^mall city of 

Classy, warm and inviting, the downtown Ethiopian I'^gStaurant, 
Blue Nile, was both healthy and environmentally conscious. By us- 
ing free-range local lamb and eggs, the owners supported tn^^cal 
economy and gave their food a fresh taste. 

"Our food is flavorful and filling," said Mickey Arefaine, the ge 
eral manager of Blue Nile. "Ethiopian people are known for having 
healthy food to begin with, but we also take measures to go the 
extra step." Arefaine said they used organic ingredients in some 
dishes, such as their well-known peanut butter soup. 

With a lunch buffet priced at about $10 and dinner entrees from 
$8 to $18, Blue Nile was an exotic, reasonably priced restaurant 
that students, tourists and locals enjoyed. 

"A lot of people told us the Valley wasn't open for Ethiopian food, 
but the Valley has welcomed us," said Arefaine. "I'm definitely im- 
pressed with how many people are willing to try something new." 

The recipes came from Arefaine's mother, who was born in Ethio- 
pia. The restaurant played Ethiopian music, and colorful woven 
baskets decorated the original, historic walls. 

Arefaine believed that by going to independently owned res- 
taurants, "you're giving back to the community and you're actu- 
ally experiencing the town. You don't get that with corporate res- 
taurants." Harrisonburg had choices that appealed to every taste 

palette. Arefaine believed the small city was on par with bigger 
cities, such as Charlottesville, when it came to the number and 
authenticity of ethnic restaurants. 

"They had good service and they explained everything [on 
the menu]," said senior Holly Kable. Each entree came with in- 
jera, a type of flat bread that Kable found to be filling. "Moving 
from D.C., Harrisonburg has a better restaurant selection than 1 
thought they would," said Kable. "1 think they have a good vari- 
ety, 1 just don't know how authentic they all are." Although Har- 
^risonburg covered a large range of different foods, she wanted 

I see more than one good restaurant for each type, 
loving away from Africa and into Asia, Taste of Thai was a 
pOT^ar place to eat among students — so popular in fact, that 
the^fctaurant had to be expanded about five years ago to ac- 
comms™|te the growing number of customers. With an elegant 
yet casul^^tmosphere. Taste of Thai offered tasty Asian favor- 

Tom Phone»h, a chef and family member of the owners from 
Thailand, rave^^out the student workers and the delicious 
food. "1 [have] w^^d at so many restaurants before and came 
here to put it all tdgethcr," said Phonelath. With sophisticated 
decoration in the dinii1||koom, entrees ran from about $9 to $17. 
Popular dishes include^«^spy beef, sesame chicken and pad 
thai, according to Phonelan^k 

"The quality [of the food]^fc^ally good, that's why it's real- 
ly busy on weekends," said Ph^^ath. Taste of Thai employed 

HANDWOVEN baskets 

from Ethiopia decorate 

the walls of Blue Nile. The 

restaurant used some 

locally produced and 

organic ingredients in 

its mea\s. Pnoto by Amy 


90 feaiiAfes 






CHEFS Soon Yong Hong 
and Bayat Bileg prepare 
fresh sushi for a hungry 
customer. "It's really hard 
to find good sushi in 
Harrisonburg, so it's great 
that this place exists," said 
junior Rebecca Schneider. 
Photo by Megan Moii 

[just down 
ation for un- 

ent. There are 
said junior Steve 
hey do carry out 
od food." 
wide assortment of 
u know the area, it's 
said Whitsitt. He em- 
had in finding different 




many students part time, and with the restaurant be^ 
the street from Memorial Hall, it was a convenient 
dergraduate workers. 

"The food is good, not too heavy and just d 
not really any other Thai places in Harrisonb 
Whitsitt. "I've been there like five or six tim 
too. So it's cool, you just call ahead and pick 

Whitsitt believed Harrisonburg house 
ethnic food. "But it's hard because unless 
difficult to find a good ethnic place to 
phasized the trouble students without Cj 
restaurants throughout the city. 

Xenia, a Mediterranean kebob gri 
fared a casual setting and low price 
istan, a country where the food w, 
ranean cuisine, Xenia's food was g< 

Friendly with the customers, m 
any complaints since the openin^ 
"The food is healthy, good food 
of good vegetarian sides." 

Pictures of Greece, Italy an^Kurdistan were placed under clear 
tabletops and gave custorn^^ visions of where the recipes came 
from. Although a small e^Kry, the food was packed with flavor and 
spices. With hummus^PH clay-oven pita bread made fresh daily, 
customers left sat\sf0n, and often spread the word of the great 
food, according^^^ia. 

With mealsj^fmg from about $5 to $10, Xenia's prices and qual- 
students. Xenia encouraged the student population 
to come by offering 15 percent off with a JMU Access Card and was 
in the process of allowing students to pay with FLEX. 

The restaurant opened because Harrisonburg was home to about 
100 Kurdish families, and they wanted a familiar place to eat, ac- 
cording to Zana. The eatery later served a diverse population of 
loyal customers in the mood for a Mediterranean meal. 

"I love it when I see new customers over here, and they try the 
food and they like it," said Zana. "We are one of the only places in 

'ated on Burgess Road, of- 
un by a family from Kurd- 
early identical to Mediter- 

Zana Hama had not heard 
f the business three years ago. 
fresh, cheaper and we have lots 

Harrisonburg with this type of food." 

Junior Amanda Coates said she had not tried many different eth- 
nic restaurants around Harrisonburg. She enjoyed Kyoto Japanese 
Steakhouse, where the food was cooked on stoves in front of the 
seated customers. "It was just everyone wanted to go out to dinner. 
It's a little expensive for me though," said Coates. 

Students often went to Kyoto for special occasions such as birth- 
days or dates. The chefs were well-trained, cracked jokes and in- 
teracted with the customers while they cooked. 

While the authenticity of ethnic restaurants in Harrisonburg was 
sometimes questioned, many were owned and managed by fami- 
lies coming from different countries around the globe. Blue Nile, 
Taste of Thai and Xenia were all examples of restaurants run by 
families who knew their culture's food well. Although on-campus 
dining services offered a wide selection of food types, many stu- 
dents chose to try something daring and new. Through this vast 
assortment, students were able to explore the tastes of the world 
without leaving the 'Burg. 

SHOWING off his 

chopstick skills, 
Xavier Beverly eats 
at Sushi Jako. Sushi 
Jako is a Japanese- 
Korean Restaurant 
located on Neff 
Street. Photo by 
'.':egan Mori 

'EtkniC CiALSLne 91 


CeiLIp & Go Qui 

Cieilip & 

Creatively themed 
parties spiced 
up the night 

ollege students, friends, fraternity Bothers, v 
unteers, and sometimes, ninjas. Th 
year, students hosted hundreds of theme^|rties. Re- 
gardless of whether a student played the n^fa school 
hottie or the alien, chances were there wa^Wtime 
when he or she chose a costume in lieu of the regular 

"Actors get to be someone else onstage," said sopho- 
more Jackie Knight. "At a theme party, you get to em- 
body a different personality." 

But costumes were sometimes slightly embarrass- 
ing. "My friend went to a 'holiday' party," said senior 
Jessica Herninko. "She went as Labor Day and natural- 
ly, dressed as if she were pregnant. On her walk home, 
someone pulled over and asked if she was all right." 

Many students enjoyed rehashing their nights and 
discussing the outfits they'd seen. 

"I love looking at all the crazy pictures afterwards," 
said junior J.B. Brown. 

Facebook was often the vehicle to get the word out 
about the existence of a theme party. Through Face- 
book's invite feature, suddenly 100 friends could be 
made aware that Thursday was highlighter nigh^ri- 
day was for togas and Saturday had a beach^ieme 

Some students relished the creativity r^fcired for 
the themes. 

"The best part about theme parties is Be prepara 
tion," said junior Casey Wheeler. "For a '^s party, 
created a playlist for each year of the decadeSkwas 
approximately 120 songs." 

THE '80s are wel 

represented by neon 

colors, flash y pants and 

tube socH^^^Mnne 

party injJ^^^st Hills 

apartme^^onn^ex. "We 

thre^Ky cousin^>21st 

birthd^Barty," said senior 

Lesli^avin, "and I got to 

wear a ha purple dress — it 

wa^j^some." fhoto 

tour (H^ of Kale Gibbs 

92 featiAfes 


favorite football teams, 
sophomore Aimee Huynh, 
and juniors Lindsay 
Williams, Jessica Sok and 
Chrlstabelle Darby show 
off their jerseys. Allegiance 
to sports teams varied 
among students from 
different areas. Photo 
courtesy of Theresa Finley 

Th^J|90s party seemed to i^jwace the '80s partj/K^of years prior. While stu- 
dentstould dress in tlTeu|»reggings and heav)j^*fakeup, choosing slap bracelets 
md Mbydol^rp^^^as popular as wajl^ 

"flfflR'^Osparties are overdoneaJifl a '90s party is new and different," said 

2nior Shelby Trumble. "It's b^#lmse you remember the music and there are a 
iJ^^good memor\e^jj0imen you were in elementary school." 

O^W^UKpttlPflemes ranged from the Anything But Clothes party, where 
students could create outfits out of everyday items, to the Robots and Ho'bots 
theme, which made plentiful use of aluminum foil. 

Theme parties often had somewhat degrading titles but most people took 
them in stride. CEOs and Corporate Hoes was standard. Students dressed in 
sexy "professional" clothes. Ties and secretary-esque glasses made the event 
playful. The preference was to go all out despite any embarrassing garb. 

Some students preferred parties with an easy theme so that they could party 
hop without looking ridiculous. However, other students wore their costumes 
as a badge of pride to show they had been out at a theme party. 

Tk&i^e Panies 93 

CeiUp & Co Out 


POSING as husband and 

wife, junior Kate Gibbs 

and sophomore Ashley 

Hill imitate couples that 

elope. Sigma Sigma Sigma 

sisters celebrated "Vegas 

Night" for their theme 

party. Photo courtesy of 

Kate Gibbs 


Actors ^ei io he someone e[se on sia^e. At 
a ikeme p^rt^, ijoia ^ei to emhodij a. 
MWeni persondiiij. 

-sopkomoreJiXck{.e Knt^Kt 

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PUMPED up, freshman 

Emilep Haverkamp rocks 

out to the song, "Call On 

Me" from a Jock Jams 

medley. Jock Jams came 

out with five volumes, 

a "Megamix"and an 

"All Star" volume. I'hoto 

courtesy of Tfieresa Finley 

Ransacking the Goodwill stores and thrift shops scour- 
ing for great costumes, student getups often sparked 

"I wore a Mickey Mouse jersey, spandex bike shorts, 
jellies and a beaded choker at my '90s party," said 

Senior Richard Kelsey said, "I've been to many kinds 
of theme parties. They're great and a good chance for 
people to get together It's a great icebreaker that al- 
lows you to dress up completely different than usual 
and have fun while doing it. A creative theme gives the 
event a really great mood." 

Some theme parties, however, tended to be exclu- 
sive events. While strangers were usually welcome at 
regular parties, a theme party often denied guests who 
hadn't dressed up. 

"1 would suggest only having theme parties if it's 
your close friends, because it's not that much fun with 

strangers," said senior Dana Martinez. "It can get awk- 
ward. Usually, I'm going to more than one place and the 
costume wouldn't be appropriate. In that situation, I'd 
rather go to a regular party." 

"1 only like theme parties if I'm in the mood and if 
I know everyone at the party," said Herninko. "Some- 
times I don't feel like trying to put together an outfit." 

Theme parties were also foe to the procrastinating 
student. "I don't usually go to theme parties," said se- 
nior Mike Reed. "I'm probably the least forward-think- 
ing person ever and 1 literally procrastinate everything, 
so theme parties don't fit into my lifestyle." 

Whether students were passionate or aloof about 
theme parties, the parties provided a chance for quite 
a few laughs and made the typical night seem much 
more significant. "You get to wear things you never 
would get to, making the party more memorable," said 
sophomore Meghan Huber 

Tkeme Parties 95 

Students went 
off campus 


scenery and 


Sunny skies, the sound of a nearby basketball 
game, and the smell of freshly cut grass invited 
students out of their apartments and into the commu- 
nity. Weather permitting, there was always a crowd at 
one of the parks in Harrisonburg. 

"The parks incorporate more of the Harrisonburg 
community outside of the college crowd," said long- 
time Triathlon Club member, senior Katherine Well- 

Many students agreed that it was a nice change of 
pace to be around different age ranges and to surround 
themselves with Harrisonburg community members, 
rather than just students. "There are more families 
and kids in the parks," said Welling. 

So which park did students love the most? It was 
all relative. Welling, who practiced for triathlons with 
her club for many months of the year, preferred Hil- 
landale Park. "It has some cool mountain bike and run- 
ning trails," said Welling. In addition, Hillandale Park 
had 12 picnic areas, a basketball court and a volleyball 

The members of Triathlon Club took advantage of 
Hillandale Park every chance they could. "The tri-club 

does our end-of-the-year cookout at the picnic areas in 
Hillandale," said Welling, "We also have done road cy- 
cling races that leave from Hillandale." 

Emily Meholic, a senior and resident of the Sunchase 
Apartments, preferred a different park. "I am a big fan of 
the Arboretum because it's so close to where I live." 

This scenic and beautiful park was the perfect hike to 
campus for many students who lived in either Sunchase 
or Stonegate Apartments. "It takes less than 10 minutes 
to get to the east side of campus from Sunchase," said 
Meholic, who tried to walk to campus every chance she 
could. "It's a great alternative to taking the bus or driv- 
ing and it's very relaxing." 

The Arboretum was popular among students for its 
combination of relaxation and exercise. "The trails 
through the Arboretum are great for taking walks and 
there is even a pavilion for picnics," said Meholic. 

On the weekends, many people came to the Arbore- 
tum to feed the ducks in the pond, study at the picnic 
tables, or talk with friends in the shade of the trees. 

"There are always local families there and it's fun to 
see the kids playing and the parents enjoying a part of 
the [university] campus," said Meholic. 

96 f&o-ioires 

For senior and avid sports fan Katie Fitzger- 
ald, Purcell Parl< was her favorite place to hang 
out on the weekend. "I love that you can walk 
through the trails and see all the football teams 
and little league teams practicing," said Fitzger- 

Along with a walking trail, the park had three 
picnic areas, a Kid's Castle playground, four ten- 
nis courts and ball fields with concession stands. 
With many places to play, it was no wonder that 
teams gathered so often in Purcell Park. 

The park was also a great place for university 
clubs and organizations to get together. Mehol- 
ic was an active member in Alpha Phi Omega 
(APO), the coed service fraternity, a group that 
took advantage of Purcell Park whenever pos- 

"We hosted our brother party there," said Me- 
holic. "We decorated a pavilion and brought 
food and set up all of our activities for the broth- 
ers around it." 

APO also grilled food and played kickball at 

I Purcell Park for fellowship events. "It's a great 
place for organizations to host events, especially 
in the fall when the weather is nice," said Me- 
Senior Mary Martin, the president of APO, tried 
to organize as many events as she could at the 
parks. "I like Purcell because you can be sur- 
rounded by little kids playing t-ball games while 
your university organization is playing a game of flag 
football," said Martin. 

Out of ail the parks in town, Purcell Park attracted 
more of the Harrisonburg community. "I like Purcell 
Park because it brings together the students from [the 
university] and the Harrisonburg community," said 

On warm weekends, the park was filled with families. 
Whether the kids played on the playground, couples 
walked their dogs on the trails, or teams practiced in 
the fields, Purcell Park offered a welcoming enyiron- 

ment. -^jpviP'^^^^nr^VHpHE^ 

The parks in Harrisonburg offered stucfent^ienty 
of places to eat, play and exercise. But how did they 
hold up in comparison to the Quad on the university 

"Sometimes the Quad is a bit overcrowded," acknowl- 
edged Welling, "but that's part of the atmosphere." 

"This year, with the construction. ..on South Main 
Street, the Quad loses some of its appeal," said Fitzger- 
ald, who admitted that she tried to spend more time at 
the parks as a result of the tunnel construction at the 
end of the Quad. "I think it's going to be really conve- 

nient when it's finished and the Quad will look beautiful 
again. But during the construction, I would rather be at 
Purcell Park." 

Meholic still enjoyed the Quad's atmosphere, despite 
its current construction, "I like the Quad because it's 
good for people-watching and for meeting your friends," 
said Meholic. "1 like that I know whenever 1 go there, I'm^ 
going to see someone 1 know." 

Martin, also a member of Student Ambassadors, took 
a different perspective on her love of the campus green. 
■J'To me, the Quad signifies all the history that's been 
there, with the tunnels under it and the old buildings 
around it," said Martin. "However, I like the parks be- 
cause not everything there is purple and gold and I feel 
like part of the community and not just stuck in the uni- 
versity bubble." 

Many students at the university took advantage of the 
warm weather every chance they could. Whether stu- 
dents raced bikes with the Triathlon Club at Hillandale 
Park, walked to campus through the beautiful Arbore- 
tum, or caught a game of flag football at Purcell Park, 
every park had something to offer 





«V^^ BvleffWasserboehr J^ V V 


As the weather grew colder, students 
appreciated the change of seasQn§J|. 

• n a great American farmer's town 60 miles south- 

Ieast of Harrisonburg, )ames Madison's former es- 
tate, Montpelier, stood tall. The fourth president of 
the United States built his home on 2,750 acres of roll- 
ing hills and rich deciduous piedmont forest. 

The university's Fall Colors Tour was a trip to the 
prestigious forest, sponsored by The Edith J. Carrier 
Arboretum and led by Norlyn Bodkin, a retired biology 
professor who taught at the university. 

"Its main focus was, of course, on plants. We try to 
do things that introduce our participants with anything 
that might be different in the plant world," said Bod- 
kin. "So when you think of a 300-year-old forest, that's 
a real treat. It's an educational thing too. A lot of people 
don't know a whole lot about botanical science." 

The expedition embarked on a damp autumn day in 
mid-October, a testament to the spirit of the people who 
showed up. A cold rain fell from the sky and landed in 
the soil, arising again only to hover above the leaf-car- 
peted trail floor as mist. The white Chevrolet Astrovan 
suited for 12 people left the Arboretum's parking lot 
sharply at 8 a.m., housing a collection of damp rain- 
jacketed nature enthusiasts from the Rockingham com- 
munity, side-by-side with a few students. The objective 
was to see some of the most massive trees in Virginia 
as they thickened and further implanted themselves 
deeper in the soil over the last 200 to 300 years. 

Walking through the forest, tour participants could 
sense its historical presence. 

"There was almost something indescribable about it," 
said senior Cathleen Chen. "And even in the rain and 
bad weather, the natural beauty of these giant trees 
took precedence over our wet clothes." 

Bodkin found the expedition extremely moving" 
well. "I was really impressed, and I've been a botanist 




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all my life," said Bodkin. "And it was still just striking." 
In 1700, the Piedmont region was an extravagant 
8,000-mile stretch of undisturbed hardwood decidu- 
ous forest. Hickories, tulip poplars and an assortment 
of oaks stood tall in the dark rich Davidson soil of East 
Appalachia. More than 300 years later, most of that 
same Piedmont land had been developed into sprawl- 
ing towms and cities as the population grew. 

"Oh, much of the Piedmont region has been modified 
by man," said Bodkin. "But you've got these isolated 
places like 'The Big Woods' that have never been clear 
cut or modified. It's remarkable." i* ^m 

The trail turned out to be fascinating from a histori- 
cal perspective as well. As students and members of 
the community endured a two-mile hike through The 
Big Woods, they glanced at oaks that had been plant- 
ed shortly before James Madison himself walked the 
grounds. There was an emotion that was tough to de- 
scribe when the landmark forest was thought of from 
this historical perspective. 

"People get to see what our primitive forest was like," 
said Bodkin. "It gives you a little perspective of what 
it might have looked like when the early settlers came 
upon the new world. What you're actually looking at 
in The Big Woods, is exactly what the early Europeans 
and settlers saw." 

James Madison laid eyes upon the trees when they 
were 20 to 40 years old. A student had the ability to 
look at the exact same set of trees 200 years later, as 
they had broadened and flourished. Trees weathered 
from wind, rain and time. 

"It was a trail of history, of learning," said Chen. "It 
was a haunting experience to say the least. It was defi- 
nitely one of those experiences where you know it is 
going to stick with you." 

The massive poplars and oaks stood frozen in time, 
shedding orange, red and yellow leaves all over the for- 
est floor Bark-encrusted veins slithered like lightning 
rods up the 120-foot trunks of the trees. And what was 
truly remarkable about these trees, was that in other 
soils, the same genus of tree, whether it was an oak or 
a tulip poplar, would have been about two-thirds the 
size they were in The Big Woods, fully matured at 80 
feet rather than 120 feet. 

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ENJOYING the mild 

temperatures of autumn, 
senior Alissa Walsh plays 
in the leaves. Tours went 
to Shenandoah Valley to 
appreciate the fall foliage. 
Phota^uMegan Mori 


The forest was declared a national historic landmark 
officially in 1960, and in 1983, Marion Du Pont Scott 
gave the land to over to the National Trust for Historic 
Preservation. The U.S. Department of the Interior kept 
the land under protection and in pristine condition 
since its indoctrination. 

"The stretch is the best example of a mature forest 
dominated primarily by liriodendron tulipifera and lin- 
dera benzoin in the Piedmont of eastern North Ameri- 
ca," according to Albert E. Radford, a biology professor 
at the University of North Carolina. 

"While this experience is not as striking as the Red- 
woods of the West Coast, you get to see some of the 
best of what the deciduous-type forest can offer," said 

The forest continued to thrive and its future looked 
to be ensured by the people maintaining Montpelier. A 
new trail through the landmark Big Woods had been 
proposed and was in the process of being passed. The 
proposed trail would cover another stretch of Pied- 
mont land that had been inaccessible for hundreds of 
years. The charming forest was a delight, and guided 
tours were offered throughout the spring and fall. 


LEADING the way, a 

Montpelier employee 

takes a group of students 

and community members 

on a colorful tour of the 

estate in Orange, Va. 

Despite the rain, the Fall 

Colors Tour took place in 

on October 25. Photo by 

Jeff Wasserboehr 

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"Reno 911!" actors perform standup for students 


'm a racist, a--hole, prick... and I play one on TV," said 

1 Carlos Alazraqui, one of the "Reno 911!" TV stars who 
performed a stand-up act at the university on a Friday 

Alazraqui and Cedric Yarbrough, well known for playing Depu- 
ties Garcia and [ones on the Comedy Central show, "Reno 911!," 
gave a comedic performance to an enthusiastic crowd in Wilson 
Hall on Oct. 24. 

Alazraqui began the show solo by cracking jokes about Virginia, 
Senator )ohn McCain and President-elect Barack Obama, and him- 

He also commented about how to create world peace: flushing 
toilets. He joked that if people would flush after themselves, in- 
stead of leaving a "present" for others to see, the world would be a 
much happier place. 

Alazraqui then asked if anyone drank, and the crowd went crazy 
in response. This led Alazraqui to reminisce about his days as a 
college student. 

"My two roommates," said Alazraqui, "they used to pour beer in a 
humidifier to see if they could get drunk while they slept." 

Alazraqui ended his solo performance by playing the harmonica 
before he was cut off by Yarbrough's entrance, accompanied by 
"Eye of the Tiger." The interruption spurred an "impression-off," 
similar to a dance-off or walk-off for performers. Alazraqui wowed 
the crowd with his impressions of Bill Clinton and George W. Bush, 
but Yarbrough won the crowd with his impersonations of Bill Cos- 
by and Gnarls Barkley. His win led into his solo act. 
After finishing his rendition of "Crazy" by Gnarls Barkley, Yar- 

brough informed the crowd that he had only been doing standup 
for two weeks, and that he was not as professional as Alazraqui. He 
did, however, offer some advice for college students. 

"Now is the time to f-k people," Yarbrough yelled at the audi- 

Yarbrough's solo act led into a brief video segment of some of the 
funniest moments on "Reno 911!." Once the clip had ended, Alaz- 
raqui and Yarbrough walked on stage dressed in their uniforms as 
Deputies Garcia and Jones. 

They then allowed the audience to ask questions about them- 
selves and their co-stars. One student asked whom they would eat 
first if they were stranded on a desert island. The victim was Rain- 
eesha, played by actress Niecy Nash. 
Another student asked the cops how many drugs they were on. 
"Is cocaine a drug?" asked Yarbrough. 
"I just call Rush Limbaugh for my drugs," said Alazraqui. 
They finished the show by having an audience member, fresh- 
man Michael Obeng, come on stage for improv. Deputies Garcia 
and Jones questioned Obeng about the armed robbery of actress 
Halle Berry. 

"It was so fun," said Obeng. "It was so exhilarating being up on 
stage [and] being up there with them. Being up close and personal 
with them like that, and performing, it was really good." 

Freshman Alex DeSisto, an avid fan of "Reno 911!," also enjoyed 
the show. 

"I thought [the show] was amazing," said DeSisto. "'Reno 91 1!' is 
one of my favorite shows and they're both hilarious." 
DeSisto's favorite part of the show was Yarbrough's impression of 
Bill Cosby, but he was surprised about how 
good the actor was at stand-up comedy. 

"1 was surprised, I'd never seen Cedric do 
any stand up," said DeSisto. "I've seen Carlos 
on Comedy Central, but Cedric was actually 
pretty funny." 

Even those who were not avid fans of the 
TV series were able to find humor in the 
performance. Senior Mike Livesey, who had 
only seen a few episodes of "Reno 911!," 

CAMERA in hand, Carlos 
Alazraqui takes pictures 
of co-comedian Cedric 
Yarbrough. Yarbrough, 
who opened the show, 
left shortly after this scene 
as Yarbrough took center 
stage telling "big dick 
jokes." t'hoto by Natalie 

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thought that the show was funny and entertaining. 

"[My favorite part] was probably the transition be- 
tween the two comedian's separate acts," said Livesey. 
"How they were acting [together] was really funny." 

Senior Sean Santiago, vice president of marketing 
and communication for the University Program Board 
(UPB), said that the show went well, and that it had 
met their expectations. He explained that a list of avail- 
able performers was provided to UPB, and committee 
members picked who was most relevant to the univer- 

Before "Reno 911!," Alazraqui was known for his 
stand-up acts, as well as for his voice work on many 
animated movies and cartoon series, most notably as 
the voice of Rocko on "Rocko's Modern Life." 
Yarbrough's career picked up after he starred in "Reno 
911!." Since his character on the series began, he had 
appeared in small roles in many motion pictures, such 
as "The 40-Year-Old Virgin." In addition to the show, 
he was also known for his voice work on the Cartoon 
Network series, "The Boondocks." 

A nearly full Wilson Auditorium saw the two TV stars 
and comedians visit the university. 

"It was a great show," said Obeng, "and the people 
that missed it really missed out on something funny." 

AFTER making his big 
entrance and falling to the 
floor, actor Cedric Yarbrough 
grabs his leg as part of his 
routine. Yarbrough, who 
played Deputy Jones on "Reno 
9111," made his debut halfway 
through the show to "Eye of 
the Tiger." Photo by Natalie 

POINTING towards the audience, comedian 
Carlos Alazraqui does an impression of 
former president Bill Clinton. Along with 
playing Deputy Jones on "Reno 911!," 
Alazraqui was featured on Comedy Central's 
"Premium Blend." h'hoto by Natalie Wall 

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s many Americans tuned into their favorite news 
broadcasting networks covering one of the most 
historic elections in U.S. history, cold and sleepless stu- 
dents huddled together in a line that started at entranc- 
es E and F of the Convocation Center and snaked all the 
way around the University Recreation Center (URECJ. 
They ate food, read books and played card games as they 
waited in anticipation for doors to open for President- 
elect Barack Obama's rally. 

The last presidential candidate who visited the uni- 
versity was Stephen Douglas — in 1858. He ran against 
Abraham Lincoln. 

"Obama is the first major political figure to roll through 
here in a long time, not to mention it's a week before the 
election and I'm still undecided," said senior Nick Pas- 
carella. "I'd like to see what he has to say." 

It was 2:30 a.m. when the first few people arrived at 
the Convocation Center for the speech scheduled to 
begin at 5:15 p.m. The community was not aware of 
Obama's visit until five days before his arrival, and the 
news spread like wild fire. Whispers of "Did you hear 
Obama's coming?" were heard across campus, and life 
changed for a day. 

"I decided to pick up extra hours at Top Dog to cover 
for people who attended the rally," said junior Jacqueline 
Wagner "I worked from 1 1 a.m. to 6 p.m., and it was one 
of the slowest days I've ever worked. The line at Star- 
bucks was the longest because everyone was getting 
coffee and hot chocolate to keep warm in line all day." 

Some professors announced that they would not be 
taking attendance, while others decided to postpone 
assignments. But even if professors chose not to, many 
students put academics on the back burner in hopes of 
being a part of history in the making. 

By Joanna Brenner 

Students, faculty and community members waited for 
hours in the cold, until the doors finally opened at 3:15 
p.m. The doors closed an hour prior to Obama's arrival, 
leaving some seats unfilled and many cold fans disap- 
pointed at the door, unable to witness the rally from in- 
side. Obama's speech was broadcast on a large screen in 
Festival, Godwin and Bridgeforth Stadium. He also made 
a brief appearance on the UREC turf for the crowd of 
people unable to get a seat in the Convocation Center. 

The Convocation Center buzzed with anticipation. Gov. 
Tim Kaine and Sen. Mark Warner took the stage first, but 
when Obama arrived and walked down to the podium, 
the crowd exploded with excitement. 

"Being able to shake his hand was amazing. How many 
people can say they have done that with a president?" 
said sophomore Andrew Tran, who witnessed the rally 
from risers behind the podium. 

Obama appealed to Duke spirit immediately. "I've 
heard there is a campaign 'Duke Dog for President,'" said 
Obama. "1 can understand why you might vote for the 
Duke Dog, but he is not on the ballot, so you might want 
to try Barack Obama instead." 

In the rest of his speech, Obama spoke of his stance on 
the economy slump, tax cuts, health insurance and the 

After speaking about his plan for the nation, he paused 
and told the audience members that they could sit if they 
wanted. The audience replied with cheers and continued 
to stand throughout his 40-minute speech. 

Obama's overwhelming appeal made his rally a suc- 
cess for the university's community. The rally and the 
campaign for change became a major stepping stone in 
university history as well as national history. 

A week 
before the 
elect Barack 
on campus 

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Secret SeCft'ty 




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CHOOSING 22 postcards 

to post every Sunday on his 

Web site proved a difficult 

process for Frank Warren, 

Along with creatively 

decorated postcards, Warren 

said he had also received 

deflated balloons, napkins 

and Polaroids. Photo b. 

Megan Mon 






the line extended past the front entrance to Wilson 
Hall. By 6:50 p.m., students were still waiting with 
anticipation for the doors to open for Frank Warren's 
PostSecret presentation, scheduled to begin at 7 p.m. 
Once the doors opened, students scrambled to find a 
seat in the packed auditorium. The lights dimmed. 

"My name is Frank, and 1 collect secrets," began War- 

In four years, Warren had collected more than a quar- 
ter million secrets mailed on postcards to his home 
mailbox in Germantown, Md. On average, he received 
about 1,000 secrets per week. He posted the "Sunday 
Secrets" weekly on his blog, 
Warren chose postcards each week that reflected mul- 
tiple emotions that were connected through a cohesive 

The project began on the streets of D.C. when Warren 
decided to hand out blank postcards, inviting strang- 
ers to participate in a community art project by mailing 
him their secrets, whether serious or funny. 

Four months later, Warren stopped passing out post- 
cards. But postcards continued to pour in — he knew 
then that the project had a mind of its own. In 2005, 
The Ail-American Rejects made a $2,000 donation to 
the Suicide Prevention Hotline in exchange for the use 
of the PostSecret postcards in their music video, "Dirty 
Little Secret." The Suicide Prevention Hotline was a ser- 
vice that Warren worked with closely. 

Warren hit a serious note during the presentation 
when he mentioned that he received more postcards 
about suicide, self-harm and loneliness than about 
crimes or homicides. He told the audience that for the 
amount of people that the Wilson auditorium held, 75 
people would think about taking their lives, and 22 

people were sitting next to people who would actually try it. 

Warren was a friend of Reese Bulter, the founder of the Suicide Prevention 
Hotline. When Bulter needed financial assistance for the hotline, Warren posted 
the e-mail on his blog and the hotline received about $30,000 from regular visi- 

When Warren polled the audience, he asked if any of them had sent in a secret. 
Several hands went up. A girl in the front who raised her hand received one of the 

four PostSecret books. 

Often referred to as "the most trusted 
stranger in America," Warren went on to de- 
scribe the different fashions in which he re- 
ceived secrets, including on fruits, vegetables, 
room card keys and a one-pound bag of cof- 
fee. However, he said the most interesting se- 
crets were the ones that he never got to read. 
One woman e-mailed him and said she tore 
up her secret before she sent it, because it felt 
terrible to see it written. 

Postcards were mailed to Warren from coun- 
tries all over the world, and he said he was 
not surprised by the differences, but by the 
similarities. The postcards contained similar 
trends about happiness, funny stories, and 
sexual taboos, even when they were written 
in different languages. 

"Sharing a secret can be transformative," said 
Warren. "People can repossess a situation 
where they felt like a victim and take power." 

Jrm Geaeis 103 

Secret Society 


Near the end of the presentation, Warren invited members of the audience 
to share a secret or ask a question. Students told sad, dark and funny secrets. 
One girl approached the microphone and announced that she had her "first 
random hook-up on the drunk bus. ..but was completely sober," a statement 
that received a roaring applause from the audience. 

Senior Nishi Vijay was new to the PostSecret community, but liked the idea of 
sharing secrets publicly. 

"I see the purpose because it's therapeutic," said Vijay. "It's shocking but it's 

University Program Board (UPB) booked Warren after a great deal of student 

"Although we did not conduct a poll, we knew in advance that it would be an 
event that would draw a lot of interest," said junior Rachelle McCracken, direc- 
tor of UPB's arts and culture committee. "It is clear that it did after seeing the 
amazing turnout!" 

The estimated attendance of the presentation was 1,150 people. Campus As- 
sault ResponsE (C.A.R.E.] and Student Wellness and Outreach were two orga- 
jiizations that co-sponsored the event with UPB. 
UPB put together a PostSecret project for the university called ]MU Secrets 
advertise Warren's visit. Students could create a postcard and drop it off in 
rren Hall. The postcards were on display in the Warren Hall third floor gal- 
for the remainder of the semester. UPB also contacted local newspapers 
media to get the word out. 

'arren had done multiple presentations on other college campuses, and said 
that the project spoke well with young people because they were more Web- 
iterate and were more likely to share a secret. He also said that he secretly left 
messages at each school. 

The girl who received the book at the beginning of the presentation vv^s-Wcky 
enough to find the message in the back of the book, which re^dr^he world 
needs to hear your voice." He seemed to be impressei-wffn the willingness 

and trusKof students to share 
their secre\^ in front of so many 

Warren no\^ "It's cold out- 
side, but it's wJitjji in here.' 


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WAITING for a meet and 
greet\<ith Frank Warren, 
5tudent?1ine up by the 
left wall of Wihon Hall to 
purchase his books for up 
to S30. Books avaPsble for 
sale included, "A liferhpe 
of Secrets," "PostSecret, 
"My Secret" and "Secret 
Lives of Men and rapmen." 

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describing the origination 

of PostSecret, artist and 

creator Franl< Warren 

explains how it all started 

as a small art project. 

PostSecret had grown 

internationally, with 

secrets submitted from 

countries such as England, 

Spain and Brazil. Photo by 

Megan Mori 

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Jrm Gecreis 107 " j 

Duke l)op I or Presideiii 


Alumni and family gathered on campus, 
reminiscing about their past and 
witnessing the changes 

dressed in a bright purple cape and spandex, Madisonman came out once 
a year to crown Ms. Madison during halftime of the anticipated football 
game, a coveted honor that culminated the end of a spirited Homecom- 
ing week. With more than 10 scheduled events throughout the week, it was 
hard for anyone to miss out on the abundant Duke spirit. 

Kicking off Homecoming was the banner contest with the theme "Duke Dog 
for President!" The clever contest was a spinoff of the Star Spangled Banner, 
adding a bit of Duke Dog flair with the "PAW-Spangled Banner." Students who 
wished to participate submitted banners that were hung in Transitions to be 
judged. Students were also able to view the banners online and vote for their 

The Commons showed off Duke spirit with "Commons Day." With free food, 
games and prizes, students participated on their way to class. An eating con- 
test was set up and students could make their own campaign buttons. To end 
a hard and long-lasting campaign, the University Program Board (UPB] served 
a delicious late night breakfast in Festival. 

The Homecoming Alumni Golf Tournament was hosted the day before the 
football game. Since 1999, the event had been available for all alumni, along 
with their families and friends. Participants who registered joined in on the 
fun on a warm Halloween morning. Goodies given out included an Alumni gift 
pack, beverage vouchers, and free breakfast and lunch. An awards presenta- 
tion was set up for the top three and last-place teams, and the first-place team 
won an invitation to the Madison Cup. 

Later that day was the Homecoming Parade, which began on Duke Drive. 
Students showed their dedication to Duke Dog by lining up in the streets and 
cheering on the university's clubs and organizations. The Marching Royal 
Dukes led the parade, followed by elaborate floats put together by student 
organizations such as SafeRides and the Student Duke Club. 

"Sunset On The Quad" followed the parade with a "Paws and Stripes Forever" 
theme. The Quad was decorated with a huge blow up Duke Dog and purple 
banners on every lamp post. There was a moon bounce, trick or treating and 
performances by a cappella and dance groups. The Student Government As- 
sociation also distributed "I Bleed Purple" T-shirts. 

At the pep rally, the university's first football coach. Dr. Challace McMillin 
spoke to the crowd about the growing success of the football team. He an- 
nounced how the football team was the university's first team to win 10 games 
in a regular season. "We strive very hard for that," said McMillin. A loud roar 
of cheers followed his comments as students showed their enthusiasm for the 

Another speaker to address the crowd was alumnus Mark Warner, the vice 
president of Student Affairs. He started out by asking the crowd four ques- 
tions: "Do you bleed purple? Do you want Duke Dog for President? Do you 
love JMU? Will you give money back when you're alumni?" The assembly 

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V ^^ By Jen Beers 

Ho^ecominQ 109 

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of students, faculty and alumni all answa^^ach ques- 
tion with an enthusiastic and thun^^!l^"yes." 

Warner then went on to tall^^^t how friendships 
should be remembered at ^^miversity and reflected 
on the "Sunset On The ( 

"When you see a sun^^think of JMU friends. )MU is 
home, [and] there is^^place like home," said Warner. 

On Saturday, the tvd annual Homecoming tailgating 
contest took plac^rior to the game. Tents, balloons, 
university pride Hd delicious food filled the park- 
ing lots. Alumni, CM^ent students, family and friends 
joined together to ha^^good time and prepare for the 

When it was time to pacT 
Stadium filled up quickly. Pur| 
stadium's stands as dedicatee 
pumped up for the game. 

Homecoming marked another J 
football team. With a victory o\j 
aware, 41-7, the football playj 
other reason to celebrate s\, 

"I never made it to the. 

the tents, Bridgeforth 
^and yellow filled the 
id excited fans got 

for the university's 
the University of Del- 
P^ave the university an- 
Tan incredible weekend, 
sail game last Homecom- 
ing, so this year was th^^st time for me," said sopho- 
more Chelsea Bov^^^It was the perfect day and the 
perfect win. Aiy|^Fans in the stands were so proud to 
be a part oyM^hat day." 
At h^M^KT President Linwood H. Rose and his wife 
led seniors Andy Gibson and Chiquita King with 
Te title of Mr. and Ms. Madison. Gibson and King were 
both elected by their peers and each showed an ex- 
treme amount of love for their university. 


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ENJOYING a plush ride, 
nominees for Ms. Madison 
participate in the parade 
the day before the winner 
is announced. Chiquita 
King was nominated by 
SGA, interviewed as a top- 
ten finalist and voted on 
by the student body to win 
the award. Photo by Amy 


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TAKING pictures to document 
his last Homecoming at the 
university, senior Brandon 
Bebout snaps a shot of the 
T-shirt distribution on the Quad 
Students lined up two hours 
in advance to get small and 
medium shirts with the writing, 
"I Bleed Purple" on the back. 
Phofo courfesy of Alex Jerasa 

Hom.ecom'{.n^ ill 

Duke Pop I or lYesldeni 

FACE down in plates of 
cereal, students compete 
in a no-hands-allowed 
eating competition. 
The event was part of 
Commons Day, which 
celebrated "Land of The 
Free, Home of The Dukes." 
Photo by Leslie Covin 

"When applying for Mr. Madison, they say he should 
embody the spirit of the university. But going beyond 
that, he should be someone who gives back on behalf 
of themselves and JMU," said Gibson. 

Their parents, along with the 2007 Mr and Ms. Madi- 
son winners, accompanied Gibson and King on the field 
when they received the award. 

A second award was also given out when the winner 
of the banner contest was revealed. In first place was 
Madison Equality, and in second place was Student 

A performance by the Center for Multicultural Student 
Services (CMSS) on Saturday night brought the week- 
end to a close. CMSS' step show in Wilson Hall included 
over 150 student performers and volunteers. 

"All CMSS wants is to have fun with JMU alumni and 
our current students as we showcase the hard work of 
our Greek Student Leaders," said Martin Ispizua, pro- 
gram assistant for CMSS. "This show is meant for our 
students to meet and reunite with alumni that could 
provide opportunities for employment or just connec- 
tions with the world outside of college." 

Homecoming was more than just parades and football 
games. It was a time where current and previous stu- 
dents of the university could bring out their purple and 
gold gear to celebrate their Duke pride. 


spotlight, baritone 
Thomas Tombes, a 
sophomore in Exit 
245, croons a Ben 
Harper cover. Exit 245 
performed as part of 
"Sunset on The Quad " 
alongside dance- 
groups and a DJ. Photo 
by Amy Gwaltney 

112 featiAres 

Hoi^^cominQ 113 

Home Away From Home 


On bright sunny days at the university, many students flocked to the Quad. Some lay in the sun, 
while others threw a Frisbee. The entire area was covered with students enjoying one of their 
favorite on-campus hangouts. 

From the Quad to Taylor Down Under (TDU), it was easy for students to find a favorite spot, whether 
it was a building, lawn or dining hall. 

"I really like the Arboretum," said junior Paige Abe. "You can go on hikes with your friends and 
there's a really nice area to sit around the pond." 

Abe also enjoyed the Edith ]. Carrier Arboretum because she thought it was like getting off campus. It 
had a quiet and peaceful atmosphere, and was a great place to sit and think. Other students, however, 
preferred a more social environment. 

"[1 like] the Quad because you can pretty much see everybody there," said sophomore Emily Samul- 
ski. "It's a social place. I feel connected to the rest of the campus because everyone has to walk through 
there to get to class." 

Sophomore Kyle Seymour agreed. "The Quad's always nice because there are so many people there 
that it's a friendly environment to just relax between classes," said Seymour 

TDU was also a popular place among students. Senior Sondra Vitaliz enjoyed TDU because there was 
always something going on, whether it was Funny Freakin' Fridays or live music. Vitaliz found TDU 
to be a very "relaxed and comfortable" place. When it came to socializing over a meal, however, she 
preferred D-Hall. 

"D-Hall [is my favorite place to eat] because I feel like it's a place where people can get what they 
want," said Vitaliz. "It's slower and not so fast-foodish. I find dining halls to be a great place to hang 
out after you're done eating. One time at D-Hall I stayed and talked for two hours after 1 was done 

Some students had mixed feelings concerning the popular dining place. 

"Entering D-Hall is a range of emotions," said sophomore Jason Ginnow. "First there's anticipation, 
and then there's either sadness or extreme jubilation, depending on what they're offering." 

With the university ranked No. 5 in the nation for best food according to the Princeton Review, stu- 
dents had the opportunity to pick their favorite meals from a large variety of dining options. 

"I like eating at Festival because of Cranberry Farms and the crepe breakfast place," said Abe. "I usu- 
ally find it to be pretty busy, but when you actually sit down to eat, it's pretty laid back." 


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Students found comfort in popular campus spots 

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Home Away From Home 

LOUNGING in the sun 

in front of Wilson Hall, 
juniors Jordan Col'' and 
Lauren Root engage in 
a conversation about 
tfieir studies. The Quad 
was a favorite spot on 
campus for many students, 
whether it was to study 
between classes or to 
simply relax. Hhuio by Amy 

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beside the Kissing Rock 

on the Quad. The legend 

of the Kissing Rock stated 

that if one kissed his or 

her significant other on 

the rock, they would be 

destined to wed. I'hoto .!n 

Angela Barbosa 

A SWEATER acts as 

a makeshift pillow as 
sophomore Amanda 
Hell ion dozes on the 
couches on the second 
floor of the Carrier Library. 
IVlany students utilized the 
comfortable couches and 
the solace of the libraries 
for a quick nap between 
classes. Photo by Angela 

Another favorite dining facility was Market One, a fa- 
cility that offered pizza, burgers, sandwiches, soup and 
a Java City coffee ban 

"Market One [is my favorite] because they have the 
best food and easy access to coffee," said Samuiski. 

For some, dining facilities also provided a place to 

"I really like to study in Top Dog early in the morning 
because 1 can sit down at a booth with a cup of coffee 
and I have enough room for all of my books," said Abe. 

Others preferred a quieter atmosphere to study. Sam- 
uiski liked to study on the second floor of Carrier Li- 
brary due to limited traffic, which allowed her to focus 
more on her work. 

Some changes to different areas of the campus, such as 
furniture changes at TDU and the reduction of the Air- 
port Lounge (APL) in Warren Hall, left some students 

Abe agreed. "1 was really sad when I saw that they 
changed the APL, when they made it smaller, because 
space is already so limited around campus." 

Samuiski believed that the changes to the APL and 
TDU made those areas less accessible and less inviting 
because students knew that they were not guaranteed 
a place to study since so many people used those areas. 
Vitaliz believed that the changes made to TDU and the 
APL were a step in the wrong direction on the univer- 
sity's part. "The school needs more [places to study and 
hang out]," she said. "I feel like there aren't that many 
places to just sit down and relax." 

On the other hand, the opening of the East Campus 
Library [ECL] created a new place for students to study 
and hang out. 

"I feel like the opening of the new ECL has cleared out 
some of the on-campus hangout spots," said Abe. "So I 

^vonie Cay\A^iAS G^ots U7 

By Steph Synoraci 

live activities encouraged Halloween spirit around campus 

B if ou could hear people screaming from the forest 
as you stood in line. Men and women dressed up 
in Halloween masks, sneaking up on students 

"and breathing heavily. The trek through the haunted 

' forest hadn't even begun. 

In addition to dressing up in store-bought or home- 

i made costumes for Halloween, students found festive 
ways to keep the spirit of the holiday alive. Harrison- 

|burg and neighboring cities hosted a slew of activities 
to offer the public during the month of October. 

One of the closest and most popular Halloween attrac- 
tions was Fear Forest, located off Route 33 in Harrison- 

i.burg. In its third year running, visitors to Fear Forest 
walked or ran through a haunted forest. On first arriv- 
ing to the attraction, which was located in the middle 
of nowhere, event-goers were taken into the forest on a 

The hayride traveled on a dark pathway to the ac- 

Jtual forest, where students and Harrisonburg resi- 

I dents stepped off the hayride, bought their $7 ticket, 
and waited in line for their turn to enter. Closer to the 
entrance, screaming was heard from inside the mess 
of trees. The entrance was made up of a black wooden 
structure with narrow walkways. Fear Forest employ- 
ees hid in the entrance, breathing deeply as groups 
walked by. 

Once in the forest, the pathway 
wound and dropped. As the path 
moved on, participants encoun- 
tered haunting scenes, includ- 
ing an old man cooking a body 
part over a fire and a possessed 
little boy running out to a group 
of people. Women called out for 
help and creatures jumped out 
from behind trees. 

Tents were set up along the 
pathway with different themes 

such as a spider motif As groups of people walked 
through, motion-sensored spiders moved across the 
tent and spider-like webs hung down. Event-goers 
feared for their lives when men with chainsaws came 
up behind them and made a startling noise. 

"Be scared to enter the Fear Forest," said senior Britt- 
ney Pearce. "Watch out for the chainsaws. ..they will 
come after you." 

Another scene in the forest was an old trailer with 
bloodstains all over it, with a little old woman sitting 
outside by a fire. 

Junior Ashley Barbee went to Fear Forest with her 
sorority the previous year as a sisterhood event and 
vowed to go every Halloween. "It's different from all 
the other haunted places I've been to," said Barbee. 
"It's so dark in the forest that you don't know what to 
expect next. The hayride to the forest is a nice added 
touch too." 

Darkwood Manor, located in downtown Luray, Va., 
was another frequently visited attraction among stu- 
dents. This haunted house comprised many rooms and 
narrow hallways, each room attributed to a different 
movie set. Actors dressed the part and played a signifi- 
cant role in the experience of this haunted place. 

One by one, groups entered the house and were greet- 
ed by the "theatre" owner and a gothic-looking wom- 

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HOLLOWED out, a carved 

pumpkin makes an unusual 

ma'ik for sophomore bnc 

Daley during the Homecoming 

tailgate. Because Halloween 

and Homecoming fell on the 

same weekend, many students 

who tailgated before the 

game also dressed to show 

their Halloween spirit. Photo by 

Amy Gwaltney 

FOLLOWi;.iu = 

uniorGma Ve 

on a difficult puinpi.!,.^. -, 

design. Students bought 
pumpkins at stores like 
Wal-Mart or picked their own 
pumpkins at local farms. Phoro 
by.Vffony Brown 

en holding onto the popcorn machine. As groups made their way 
through the house, they encountered various scenes from films 
such as "The Mad Scientist" and "Indiana Jones." 

Customers also had to go through a corn maze on the outskirts of 
the premises. People were hidden throughout and jumped out as 
the groups made their way back inside the haunted house. 

"I thought it was really scary and 1 screamed the whole way 
through," said junior Jen Methvin, a first-time visitor. "I would defi- 
nitely recommend [it to people] for next yean Go early in the eve- 
ning though, because the lines get insane." 

Of course, there were other fun Halloween activities to take part 
in besides the scary stuff. Many students visited local farms to go 
pumpkin picking, navigate corn mazes and look at animals. 

"I have never been to a real pumpkin patch," said junior Theresa 
Wakenight. "As a child, my family would take my sister and I to get 
an already picked pumpkin, so I was really excited to be able to 
experience picking my own pumpkin this year." 

Students often frequented Hess' Greenhouse, just two minutes 
fi-om city limits. Named "Back Home on The Farm," Hess' Green- 
house provided a three-and-a-half acre corn maze for students and 
families. Each year, the maze had a theme, such as horses. In addi- 
tion to the main maze, Hess offered a few smaller mazes for chil- 
dren and another called the "Cat's Cradle Maze," where people had 
to find their way out through tricky pathways. 

Visitors could also watch as cows and goats grazed in their pens, 
where some students snapped pictures of the animals. 

EXPERIENCING his first Halloween, Mateo 
Kurtz prowls around in his bear costume 
at Fall Pest, hosted by Our Community 
Place (OCP), a non-profit organization 
that emerged from the Free Food for All 
Soup Kitchen held at The Little Grill. Fall 
Fest offered live music, a costume contest, 
homemade root beer floats and pumpkin 
decorating, among other activities. Photo 
by Rebecca Schnedier 


Personal louch 

Painting unique pottery was an enjoyable pastime 

Students looking for alternative entertainment to the usual 
party scene found a new and creative \Nay to spend their 
weekends: You Made it! Paint Your Own Pottery. 

Located in downtown Harrisonburg across from the Massanut- 
ten Regional Library, You Made It! offered people of all ages a 
chance to create their own ceramic masterpieces to add to their 
homes or give as gifts. 

You Made It! was run by a local mother and son: Joan Clasbey and 
David Miller Clasbey came up with the idea when her daughter 
gave her a hand-painted utensil holder that matched her kitchen. 
Clasbey found the gift touching and personalized. A few weeks 
later, Clasbey saw a young couple going on a pottery date set up by 
Oprah. At that moment, You Made It! was conceived. Miller came 
back from school and dedicated himself to helping his mother. 

Every person who walked through the door of You Made It! was 

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greeted by Clasbey or Miller. From then on, they assisted the cus- 
tomers in creating their art. 

"When someone walks in the door and asks what to do, I tell 
them to pick anything they want to paint," said Miller "Our job is 
to show you how, from zero painting ability to the graduate level." 

Customers chose a table to work on and then scoped out the 
room for the pottery piece of their choice. You Made It! had every- 
thing from picture frames to dog bowls to vases. Sample pieces 
were displayed to show different painting techniques. 

Once customers picked the pieces they wanted to paint, Clas- 
bey and Miller helped them get the supplies they needed. Sup- 
plies varied from an assortment of paints to sponges, brushes 
and stamps. 

"The employees were super nice and helpful," said junior Erin 
Mahoney. "They were more than willing to teach me a cool bubble 
technique to use on my pasta bowl." 

You Made It! hosted many events throughout the year. Frater- 
nities and sororities often held special events at the downtown 
pottery place. Kids of all ages and even some teenagers had their 
birthday parties there. Some corporations planned corporate out- 
ings to You Made It!. 
"People think going to a place like that would be really expensive, 
but you can spend as much or as little as you want. It is definitely 
worth the money," said Mahoney. As Miller explained, customers 
paid the amount of the piece plus a 50 percent studio fee. 

Junior Adam Sutphin decided to go to You Made It! and see 
what he could do. "1 feel like You Made It! is one of those 
undiscovered treasures downtown," said Sutphn. "It offers a 
nice alternative to what most consider a typical weekend at 
JMU. And a tip for all the guys out there, it's a great place to 
take a date. lets her get to know your sensitive side, even if 
you don't think you have one." 

You Made It! became such a popular place to go that University 
Program Board (UPB) held a college night there. Sarah Sunde, stu- 
dent and activities involvement administrator, thought of the idea 
while she and her friend were at You Made It! over the summer. 
Sunde received a grant "to offer Friday night events to provide 
alternative entertainment for students to show them that there 

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sonburg than just partying. "From that, You Made 
It! night was born!" 

Junior Annie Blewett, UPB special events head, 
executed Sunde's idea. "We had approximately 100 
students come throughout the night ... You Made 
It! was so packed that some people had to wait for 
a table," said Blewett. Shuttles ran from campus to 
bring over students who lived in dorms. 

College night was "crazy, but great" according to 
Miller. With four kiln loads of pottery. Miller and 
Clasbey were up until 1 a.m. taking care of it all. 
"The students produced beautiful work and they 
were quite proud of themselves," said Miller. 

Even though Clasbey and Miller were kept busy 
during college night, they had a great time seeing 
friends bond over their pieces and laughing at the 
silly techniques. 

BRUSHES and paint in hand, junior LeiLani 

Ching gathers needed supplies during the 

University Program Board's (UPB) event. 

"I contacted [You Made It!] and they were 

thrilled to open for students," said Student and 

Activities Involvement Administrator Sarah 

Sunde. Photo by Natalie Wall 

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■ • J • y^ i By Katie Thisdell & Beth Principi 1 

Igniting Change 

Students impacted the community while impacting themselves 

WRAPPED up like a mummy, 
bigs and littles participate 
in Lutlieran Presbyterian 
Campus Minstry's Fall Party 
for Big Brothers Big Sisters 
(BBBS) of Rockingham 
County. BBBS matched 
university students with 
elementary students in the 
area. . . i Kaut Thisdell 

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I I 


ike a fire, the enthusiasm spread through dorms 
and classrooms, into local elementary schools and 
soup kitchens. The flames of hard work helped 
build friendships along the way. Students ignited the 
campus and community with their service. 

Serving free lunches on Mondays, teaching sports for 
Special Olympics on Tuesdays and visiting with nurs- 
ing home residents on Wednesdays were just some of 
Alpha Phi Omega's (APO) weekly projects. 

They did not stop there. Members of the university's 
chapter of the national coed service fraternity also built 
houses following Hurricane Katrina, cleaned pet cages 
at the Society for the Prevention of Cruelty to Animals 
(SPCA] and harvested vegetables for local food banks. 
Throughout the university, students carried on this 
spirit and committed themselves to serving the com- 
munity. Whether through classes, organizations or 
personal dedication, they showed their care and con- 
cern for others. 

"We start with small service for the brotherhood, 
then reach out to the community and then globally," 
said senior Mary Martin, president of APO. 

SEEDS drop to the ground 
as senior Alison Glace 
plants potatoes and onions 
at Volunteer Farm in 
Woodstock, Va. Volunteer 
Farm provided freshly grown 
produce for local low-income 
families. Photo by Leslie Covin 

iI2 DfiVSi 

|p focal families 

TOYS and monetary 
donations are collected by 
seniors Matt Portner and 
Chris Bemo, brothers of 
Theta Chi during the ninth 
annual "12 Days Project." 
The proceeds of this year's 
event were donated to 
Harrisonburg's Habitat for 
Humanity and Mercy House. 
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Ipniiing' Change 

The 73 brothers committed to at least 30 hours of ser- 
vice per person each semester, but most went beyond that 
requirement. With over 2,000 hours in past semesters, the 
spirit of helping others strengthened in its members. 

"I think everyone can serve in some capacity," said Martin. 
"Even if you think it's insignificant, everything is a big deal." 
Senior Caitiin Anzalone, the vice president of service for 
APO, remembered her first service experience cooking lunch 
for the Free Food for All Soup Kitchen hosted weekly at the 
Little Grill Collective. The weekly project that moved across 
the street to Our Community Place became one of Anzalone's 
favorite projects. 

"It's so easy to connect to people there," said Anzalone. "And 
I love cooking, so it's a great match for me." 

Forming relationships with the community was vital for the 
brothers. Whether meeting with a child weekly at the Salva- 
tion Army after-school program or teaching an adult to play 
basketball for the Special Olympics, the personal connec- 
tions reinforced the importance of the group's dedication to 

"You get to know a lot of people," said Martin. "It's those 
smiles from the athletes you're teaching how to play basket- 
ball that mean everything. It's not an 'us versus them' men- 
tality. We all work together." 

Not all of the brothers' service projects were tied to APO. 
Some just wanted to spread the light into others' lives. 

For instance, Anzalone became a Big through Big Brothers 
Big Sisters (BBBS) because of her interest in helping kids. 
She ate lunch with her 8-year-old Little weekly at his school, 
and cheered him on at his football games. 

"I love kids, and this is one of those things where being one- 
on-one and getting to build that relationship makes it worth 
it," she said. "A lot of kids in this community really need that 

fEETH in hand, senior 

Sarah Marr teaches a 

t: student at a school in 

Nicaragua the proper 
way to brush his teeth. 

i'Marr went to Nicaragua 
through one of the 
many Alternative Break 
programs offered by the 
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HASTILY gulping, Dav. 

LaRosj competes in the 

hot dog eating contest for 

"Rock for R.A.K.." Alpha Tau 

Omega sponsored "Rock 

for RA.K., " which stood for 

Random Acts of Kindness. 

Photo by Caroline Blii< 

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CROUCHED down in a 
flower bed, sophomore 

Stepnjiiie l-.iss.ini plants 

flowers for The Big Event. 

Sponsored by the Student 

Government Association, 

The Big Event focused on 

bridging the gap between 

Harrisonburg and the 

university community. 

Photo courtesy of Nicole 


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HANDS fly as the ladies of 

Zeta Tau Alpha compete 

in a charity volleyball 

tournament. ZTA also 

participated in "Rock for 

R.A.K," which was held on 

the Rockingham County 

Fairgrounds on Sept. 2. 

Phofo by Caroline Blanzacc 

Since college students rarely had a chance to spend 
time with kids, BBBS was a popular organization. Bigs 
were matched with Littles between the ages of 6 and 
18. Whether through a school-based match such as 
Anzalone's or a community-based match, BBBS helped 
Bigs and Littles developed lasting friendships. 

Senior Rachel Wheat hoped to be a role model for her 
Little and teach her the value of education. 

"1 think it's important to encourage Littles and be a 
positive force in their lives," said Wheat. "This program 
provides opportunities that they might not have." 

According to Amanda Kearney, the executive director 
of BBBS of Harrisonburg-Rockingham County, about 
66 percent of Bigs comes from the university. "It cer- 
tainly is an important institution for us," said Kearney. 

Many wanted to make a connection in Harrisonburg 
by helping local children, according to Kearney. 

"What better way to give back to the community in 
which you live, whether as a permanent resident or as 
a student, than by having fun with a child who could 
use a friend?" said Kearney. 

Wheat also volunteered each week at the front desk 
of the Harrisonburg Rockingham Free Clinic, giving 
out medications and interpreting Spanish for patients. 
"It's a great experience and helps me keep up with my 
Spanish," she said, describing how community service 
could help both parties involved. 

"Volunteering has really shaped my college career 
and who 1 am," said Wheat. "It really opens your eyes 
and gives you a new perspective on life." 

The flame of service spread to the university's cur- 
riculum, too. 

Wheat said service was a requirement for her practi- 
cal Spanish course. Students met in the classroom to 
discuss various issues and then used the language to 
help others. Once a week, they taught English to His- 
panic adults at the Career Development Academy in 
Memorial Hall. 

"It was so rewarding to work one-on-one with stu- 
dents who were trying so hard to learn English," she 
said. "Volunteering is as much a commitment as you 
want to make it." 

Community Service Learning (CS-L) was a univer- 
sity office that made partnerships like this happen. It 
joined students, faculty, staff and members of the sur- 
rounding community by planning service opportuni- 
ties. CS-L coordinated with more than 75 community 
service agencies to help better residents' lives in the 

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JAMMING out to the "The Legend of 
Zelda," graduate : and 

senior I , perform during the 

Alpha Epilson Pi Retro Video Games 
Quartet. The proceeds from the event 
were divided between the Shaare Zedek 
Medical Center in Jerusalem and Chai Life. 
Photo by Natalie Wall 

Shenandoah Valley. 

The "learning" aspect of service was incorporated into 
students' academics when they reflected back on their 
experiences and how it affected their own lives. The 
unique learning experience helped to foster a lasting 
commitment to service for all the students involved. 

Through local and international projects, over 1,200 
students participated in CS-L annually and helped thou- 
sands of people, creating positive memories. 

CS-L also coordinated the popular Alternative Break 
Programs (ABPJ, which were a rewarding way students 
could spend their breaks. Instead of the typical trips 
home or to warmer destinations, students served com- 
munities across the world, igniting others to share their 
cause. Thanksgiving and Spring Break trips ranged 
from feeding the hungry and homeless in Atlanta, Ga., 
to helping at a primary school in Treasure Beach, Ja- 
maica. Other groups continued to provide relief in New 
Orleans for Hurricane Katrina victims. 

Back in Harrisonburg, the university encouraged lo- 
cal involvement in the community as soon as students 
moved into their freshman dorms. One of the programs 
in the Gifford residence hall was Teer Learning Com- 
munity. In the program, about 20 freshmen took their 
general education classes together and volunteered to- 
gether through CS-L. 

Tim Ball, a professor in the School of Communication 
Studies, taught the general communications course for 
Teer. Following the CS-L model, he tried to associate 
what they learned in the community to class content. 

"This is different from just volunteering because with 
service, we want them to reflect afterwards," said Ball. 
"We want them to try to see that there are connec- 

Many students came from privileged backgrounds, he 

USINGa trowel to lay 
bricks, senior Jordan 
Eiuidiin builds up a wall 
for a building project 
in Nicaragua during 
an Alternative Break 
program. These programs 
offered national as 
well as international 
opportunities for 
students to volunteer 
during their breaks. Photo 
courtesy of Shah Kornblatt 

said, and were unaware of Harrisonburg's social issues. 
Through community service, Teer exposed freshmen 
to their new city and issues they might not otherwise 
have seen. 

In the fall, Teer participants volunteered for two 
days with Habitat for Humanity. They built a fence and 
cleaned the organization's Bridgewater office. 

"There are some people who like to do service on their 
own, but it's more fun to do in a group and have that 
shared experience," said Ball. 

The university's Habitat for Humanity chapter sparked 
involvement in communities all around Virginia. By 
building homes, students gave people in need a place to 
live and raise their children. 

"Habitat works in partnership with people in need to 
build and renovate decent, affordable housing," said se- 
nior Sara Christie, secretary for Habitat for Humanity. 
Students worked side-by-side with the future owners 
of the homes. 

"The families put in hundreds of hours of their own 
labor into building their homes and the homes of oth- 
ers," said Christie. "Their mortgage payments go into a 
revolving fund for Habitat that we used to build more 

Sophomore Maggie McGraw said there was no better 
feeling than building a house for families in need. "It's 
nice to meet the people who are going to eventually live 
there," said McGraw. "They are so grateful." 
When members showed up on sight, they did not know 
what to expect. Some days they laid down foundations, 
and on other days they painted walls and shingled 

"You never know what you are going to be doing, and 
that is why it is so exciting," said McGraw. 

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Igniting Change 

GIVING thanks, junior Samath,) 

FItsgerald and Jill Courson and senior 

Evin Page, talk with Harrisonburg 

community members. Sorority and 

fraternity members gave back to the 

Harrisonburg community by putting 

together a thanksgiving dinner, with 

enough food for 70 people. Photo by 

Natalie Wall 

LETTING off some steam after a 
busy day helping at the Volunteer 
Farm in Woodstock, Va., members 
of Student Ambassadors jump 
with delight. All food grown by the 
Volunteer Farm was donated to the 
Blue Ridge Area Food Bank. I'hcto 
courtesy of Heather Cote 

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GETTING Ready for an 

Italian feast, senior Brent 

Levy takes bread out of 

the oven. The Wesley 

House hosted a Brother- 

to-Brother night where 

the Bigs spent quality time 

with their Littles. Photo by 

Megan Mori 

Christie expresssed similar feelings about helping the community. 
"In my opinion, there is nothing better in life than giving back," said 
Christie. "My goal is to help shape the world into a better place." 

Everybody seemed to want to spread the flame of service in the 
community, including other Greek organizations. Sigma Phi Ep- 
silon was a perfect example of a fraternity that gave back to its 
community. Its members volunteered around town at elementary 
school book fairs, giving out Halloween candy on Greek Row, and 
working with Harrisonburg Downtown Renaissance, an organiza- 
tion that worked to revitalize downtown into a prosperous and 
vibrant city center. Sophomore Tom Pugh, a member of Sigma Phi 
Epsilon, enjoyed being involved in the area. 

"Helping out in Harrisonburg gets us involved in a new town 
away from home," said Pugh. "It helps us feel like we have a new 
home and gives us a sense of belonging." 

Others in the Greek. community, such as Sigma Kappa, had their 
own stories about helping out in their community. The sisters of 
this sorority tutored children at local schools, held canned food 
drives and organized a memory walk to raise money for Alzheim- 
er's Research. Many of the sisters also exceeded the required num- 
ber of community service hours. 

Senior Kelly Rowell, president of Sigma Kappa, believed the best 
part about helping the community was reaching people outside of 
the university. "Service helps people be humble," said Rowell. "It 
makes us appreciate the aspects of life that are important." 

With their motto being, "Live to serve. Love to serve," members of 
Circle K International recognized the importance of dedication to 
leadership and service. 

The Kiwanis-affiliated chapter focused their help on children, 
holding service events for children ages 6 to 13. Secretary of Circle 
K, junior Alexis Bergen, said their activities included writing let- 
ters to fourth grade pen pals and walking with students during the 
Keister Elementary School walk-to-school days. They also volun- 
teered at the Harrisonburg Children's Museum and participated in 
Big Brothers Big Sisters. 

Freshman Ellen Peterson expressed the excitement in sending 
letters to a local fourth grader to share their lives. "Most of these 
kids didn't have the best role models, so it is really encouraging 
that they have someone to talk to and who will listen to what they 
have to say," said Peterson. 

After corresponding back and forth, the members met their pen 
pals at the end of the year. "It was rewarding, affecting someone's 
life in a positive way by just being a friend," said Peterson. 

For these organizations to function, the members had to have the 
dedication to set fire to the hearts of those around them, showing 
them the importance of service. Circle K ignited the community by 
finding ways to address the problems. According to Bergen, "Circle 
K encourages students to be more active in their community, which 
will hopefully continue to follow them when they become adults." 

Bergen's attitude was an example of how many students felt to- 
wards helping the surrounding area. The university exemplified 
selfless acts for the good of the community around them. Bergen 
said it best: "One person can make a difference, even if it's as simple 
as brightening someone's day." 

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Noticable trends spread throughout campus 


lothes make the man. Naked people have little or no 
influence on society." Popular fashion fads throughout 
the university community revealed that Mark Twain's quote still 
reigned true. 

During the warmer months, women wore colorful sundresses 
and accessorized with beaded necklaces, pearls and bracelets that 
were stacked to cover an entire wrist. Large earrings also proved 
popular as accessories, bringing outfits full circle. 

Lightweight scarves appeared on cooler days to accent a summer 
dress, often with tights or leggings worn to keep legs warm in cool 

Women's manicured toes were displayed in flip-flops or hidden in 
ballet flats. Both men and women boasted Rainbow brand leather 
flip-flops that could be purchased at Pacific Sunwear and depart- 
ment stores. Many students appreciated the quality of Rainbows, 
which were known to last longer than rubber-soled flip-flops. 
Reefs were another popular brand. 

Plaid patterns broke up the monotony of simple dresses and 
shorts, a trend spotted on both men and women. Students enjoyed 
the ability of plaid clothing to be casual enough for every day, or 
classy enough for a date. 

"I had five pairs of plaid shorts and wore them almost everyday," 
said freshman Cory Valentine. "They were the most comfortable 
shorts 1 had ever bought and they went with everything. 1 could 
wear a plain T-shirt with them or dress them up." 

Students even sported plaid shoes. Sperry Topsider was a well- 
known brand, selling boat shoes in traditional leather, unusual col- 
ors, and of course, plaid patterns. 

"My favorite pair of shoes were my Sperrys," said junior Meghan 
Hovanic. "I was looking for a pair of shoes that were comfortable 
and fashionable and I found the perfect ones. I saw them all the 
time on campus." 

During the warmer months, many women treated campus as a 
runway, parading to class in high heels in bright hues of pink, yel- 
low and blue, among others. Espadrilles, heels with a rope or rub- 
ber sole made to look like rope, became very popular and were 
thought to be more comfortable than dramatic heels. With a cam- 
pus of 676 acres and a seemingly endless number of hills, comfort 
was a priority for those who walked to classes. 

"If I wanted to dress up an outfit or a dress, 1 wore my espadrilles 
simply because they were the easiest to walk in across campus," 
said freshman Emma Simons. "Most of my heels were too high to 
wear for a long time." 

Many men on campus usually kept their outfits simple — a pair of 
shorts and a plain T-shirt. Some could be seen wearing a button- 

down or polo shirt from Abercrombie & Fitch or Ralph Lauren, 
which could be purchased in almost any colon 

Most men, however, took the easy route when it came to their 

"I wore a T-shirt and shorts every day when it was warm," said 
senior Mike Columbus. "It took me about five minutes to get ready 
for class in the mornings." 

When temperatures began to drop in November and December, 
students brought out fur-lined shoes, sweatshirts, fleeces, sweat- 
pants and scarves. 

Uggs, suede boots lined with sheepskin, kept feet toasty warm, 
and even students who did not own a pair of Uggs sported cheaper 
knock-off versions. 

"I wore my Uggs almost every day during the winter," said junior 
Jessica Brown. "1 have three pairs of them in different colors so I 
had a pair for almost every outfit. I liked to wear them with leg- 
gings, which kept me warmer than I thought they would." 

Uggs were also worn with popular skinny and straight leg jeans. 
Skinny jeans were easily tucked into Uggs, while the more tradi- 
tional flare jeans were large enough to go over the boots. 

On colder mornings, when students had to pry themselves out 
of bed, students with early classes often opted for sweatpants and 
sweatshirts, while those who had more time to get ready in the 
mornings pulled on tights or leggings, and a long cardigan over top. 
Heavy coats and scarves were saved for the more wintry days. 

Fleeces were chosen over heavy, waterproof winter coats, with 
the most popular brand names being The North Face, Eastern 
Mountain Sports and Mountain Wear. 

Both brands were available in many colors for both sexes, al- 
though black was the most prominent and versatile. Mountain 
Wear fleeces were lightweight and windproof, while The North 
Faces varied in thickness and some were water resistant for driz- 
zly days. 

To keep all body parts warm, pashmina scarves were popular 
among the women. The scarves were made of a special kind of 
cashmere and came in both basic colors and intricate designs. 
Women often matched their scarves to their outfits for the day. 

When football season started, students could be seen sporting 
their favorite teams' jersey. Redskins, Eagles, Steelers, Giants — all 
were spotted around campus. Rivalries flared and students also 
wore other apparel demonstrating support for their teams. 

Whether apparel was influenced by popular brand names, the 
weather conditions or their favorite sports teams, many students 
found their outfit choices following fads. 

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GRAPHIC sneakers boast 
a bold Volcom logo. 
Founded as a grassroots 
company, Volcom gained 
notoriety for its "Youth 
Against Establishment" 
philosophy and its unique 
designs. Photo by Amy 

PROUD of his original 
style, freshman Brendon 
Jucks shows off a bold 
graphic Vurt Polo. Thick 
plastic glasses were also 
a popular item among 
those with poor vision and 
even those with normal 
eyesight. Photo by Amy 

CASUALLY dressed, 

a student sports a 
Ralph Lauren sweater 
and a pashmina scarf. 
Some students wore 
cashmere scarves made 
from a special breed of 
goat indigenous to the 
Himalayas, while others 
chose blends that cost less. 
Photo by Amy Gwaltney 

U-skion fads 131 k 

A Spot of Tea 

each Wednesday at 4 p.m., Shari Scofield and University Pro- 
grams (formerly University Unions) invited members of the 
university community to join them for an afternoon teatime. 

"I wanted to bring people together and I wanted to do something 
different," said Scofield. She hoped the event would create a sense 
of community among students, staff and faculty. 

She researched many other college Web sites until she stumbled 
upon a similar program at another school. She chose Wednesday 
afternoon for the teatime because so many students and staff had 
meetings and classes in the evening. The event was a hit. 

"The main reason I kept holding the teatime was because so many 
people came up to me and told that it made their day," said Sco- 

Junior Kelly Patullo became a regular attendee. "I liked to come 
every Wednesday because it was nice to see the other people that 
come," said Patullo. "It was also nice to know that there was some- 
thing on campus that was free and available for students and pro- 

Teatime was held outdoors on the Green Roof Terrace between 
Grafton-Stovall Theatre and Taylor Hall, a location chosen to draw 

attention to the Green Roof and the university's efforts to become 
a "greener" campus. When the weather became colder and the 
event moved to the fourth floor of Warren Hall, hot chocolate was 
also served. Cinnamon and raspberry scones were available to 
students on a first-come, first-served basis, although they ran out 

When teatime first began, there were a few regular attendees 
and a handful of people who stopped by on their way to a class or 
meeting. As it continued, however, teatime spread through word 
of mouth and more people began to show up. 

Seniors Jasmine Banks and Leyla Serway both enjoyed the op- 
portunity for an opportunity to relax. "It's a nice break from a busy 
day or a busy week," said Serway. "It's a great time to relax and 
catch up with friends." 

Banks agreed. "It's a good way to connect with people and meet 
new people." 

Sophomore Kelly Gatewood worked with Dining Services on the 
special events committee and helped University Programs serve 
the tea, hot chocolate and scones. "The afternoon tea is a good 
time to stop and take a break from work," said Gatewood. "People 

MUFFINS and other 

baked goods are set 

out by Director of 

University Programs 

Shari Scofield in 

preparation for the 

weekly teatime 

on the Green Roof 

Terrace. The teatime 

was held every 

Wednesday between 

4 and 5 p.m. Photo 


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Weekly teatime held by 
University Programs creat 
a new social opporunity 

CUPS in hand, senior 
Trisha Farley and junibrs'"-' 
Nicole Ferraro and 
Candace Avaios engage in 
a humorous conversation 
over tea and hot chocolate. 
Originally the teatime 
was set outdoors, but as 
the weather grew colder 
the program was moved 
indoors to Warren Hall. 
f'huto by Leslie Covin 






liked to stop by and say hi." 

It was an especially nice break for all the peo- 
ple working in Warren Hall; the free tea and 
hot chocolate were near their workspaces. 

Often the tea would have a large pad of paper 
displayed with a weekly poll. One poll ques- 
tion was "What builds community for you?" 
Students wrote answers that usually related 
to friendship and meeting people at the tea. 
Sophomore Peter Fisher-Duke wrote that he 
planned to return to the remaining teas held 
throughout the year. 

The tea was a success, and students, faculty 
and staff enjoyed attending. "The number of 
people who attended was not staggering by 
any means, but the enthusiasm for the pro- 
gram was tremendous," said Scofield. "We 
make people smile in a big way." 

DILIGENTLY answering 

the question, "What 
builds community for 
you?," sophomore Peter 
Fisher-Duke writes out his 
response. Attendees were 
asked to give feedback 
to the weekly question 
displayed on a poster. 
Photo by Leslie Covin 

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Off-camDus emolovment oonortunites attracted students 


One morning, I was trying to speed up the line, so I 
steamed up more milk than 1 should have, and while 
1 was walking, I dropped the hot milk onto my legs 
in front of 20 customers," said junior Kerry Shannon, a barista at 
the coffee shop attached to Barnes & Noble. "They laughed at me." 

Barista, waitress, dance instructor, delivery driver, receptionist — 
full-time students took advantage of the many job opportunities 
that were off campus in order to either acquire skills that they 
needed in the future or just to earn extra spending money. Like 
Shannon, some students had quite the stories to share. 

"If you want to know what it's like working in a kitchen, watch the 
movie, 'Waiting,'" said senior Tim Woodland, a grill cook at Texas 
Steakhouse. "It's pretty accurate." 

Woodland started at Texas Roadhouse in 2007, after a friend sug- 
gested he apply. The best part was free food during his shifts, al- 
though working late on wed^pi^ghts was not his favorite 

"But they're really goo^^roout ^[king around my class sched 
ule," said Woodland. 

Senior Kendel HilJ^Pand worked 

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worked with were a team 

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busy," said Hillebrand. 

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ON a Saturday morning, 
senior Savannah Bolin 
and juniorCaitlin 
Metritl review housing 
applications while working 
for the Ashby Crossing 
apartment complex. Bolin 
and Merritt agreed that it 
was a good job, and they 
both knew friends who 
tried to find a similar job. 
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SHIRTS are scanned by 

senior Katie Woltar as she 

works during a game day at 

the University Outpost. The 

OutPost was popular on game 

days because free gameday 

buttons were given away to 

the university community. 

Photo by Natalie Wall 

ing the beginning classes the foundation of dance, such as body 
placement, helped Young brush up on the basic skills of her danc- 
ing as well. 

The classroom atmosphere was different from what Young was 
used to and she noticed that the younger students were more up- 
tight than the older ones. 

"The older ones were just there to have fun and enjoy a new hob- 
by that a lot of them have wanted to do for a while," said Young. 

Although she was younger than half her students, Young was still- 
respected by her students because she was more advanced than 

Young worked two hours a week, with the occasional private les- 
son on the side. A large staff at the studio meant fewer classes to 
teach per person. 

Each instructor had the opportunity to pick what day he or she 
wanted to work, but the downside was that each faculty member 
had to stay until Memorial Day in May, after the semester ended. 
Memorial Day weekend was when the end of the year recitals took 
place. But the reward of seeing the students' work presented on 
the stage of the Wilson Hall auditorium gave a sense of accomplish- 
ment to the faculty and dance students. 

Young's favorite part of teaching was seeing her students improve 
from week to week. She was excited when her students success- 
fully did a difficult step that they worked on in class for several 
weeks. Her least favorite part was when students did not under- 
stand a step. 

"1 get frustrated sometimes when they can't get a step," said Young. 
"Everyone in the room could feel the negative energy." 

Young's job helped to prepare her for a career after graduation. 
As a double major in English and dance, Young was interested in 
teaching dance in the future. 

Another specialized job was sophomore Samantha Reed's front 
desk clerk position at the Holidav^yaon East Market Street. Reed 
started working at the Holida^^^i^fcober. An average workday 
as a front desk clerk begaij^^countin^^^ register drawer upon 
arrival at 8 a.m., checkii^^uests out bei^| noon, and assigning 
rooms and keys to the^Ksts that checked ™|t 3 p.m. 

She chose to worker the Holiday Inn bec^Ke she had worked 

MUSTARD is squirted onto a turkey 
sandwich by senior Moira Holt, as she 
works at Cinnamon Bear Bakery & Deli. 
The restaurant served salads, sandwiches, 
and soups along with breakfast, which 
was served all-day. Photo by Natalia 



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encouraged sjWents to get as much worl^xperience 
as they possij^ could. At the same time, RBd realized 
that being a ^dent was a full-time job, and ^ving a job 
made life a Mmore complicated. 

"Having aBal job on top of all the classesBid school 
work has Hen hard to balance out," said RBd. "How- 
ever, my v^f k is very flexible and understanc^g, which 
helps a loi 

Many Midents who chose to work off carrots were 
focused^ earning extra money for the expeKes that 
college Mquired, while others were more foBsed on 
gaininswperience. Whatever the reason, stude«s prac- 
ticed \«.iable skills like time management, patiSpe and 
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Promoting the polls, senior 
Michelle Woods holds up a 
iign offering rides to the polls. 
Woods and fellow members 
of the College Democrats 
worked the Commons all day 
promoting participation in 
the election. Photo by Julia 

A LINE extends in 
front of Stone Spring 
Elementary School at 
7:30 a.m. Many students 
expected to hit the polls 
early to beat the rush, 
but instead waited in line 
for over an hour. Photo by 
Angela Barboso 

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A historic election got students politically involved 


the 44th presidential election made history for the nation, but 
students made their own history during the campaign by be- 
coming highly involved. With many students exercising their 
right to vote for the first time in a presidential election, they were 
prepared to hit the polls. Student groups on campus encouraged 
participation, whether through absentee ballots, or registering to 
vote in Harrisonburg. 

"We have been hitting the ground hard," said College Democrat 
president, senior David Doyle McKinney. "Knocking on doors, 
making phone calls, talking to voters and getting out the vote for 

The College Democrats were among 
the first in line to hear President-elect 
Barack Obama's speech in October 
when he came to the university, and 
acquired front-row seats to the his- 
toric event. 

"The upcoming election is our No. 
1 priority right now," said McKinney, 
speaking about the organization's 
goals prior to Election Day. "It's im- 
perative for us to elect Barack Obama ^^z:^^^^^^^^^^^^ 
as our next president." 

Junior Ashton Brown, spokesperson 
for the College Republicans, lobbied on behalf of the Republican 
ticket. "I am excited to cast my ballot for John McCain and Sarah 
Palin, who could possibly be our first female vice president." 

Brown, along with other dedicated members of the College Re- 
publicans, was also very active in the campaigning months. "We 
have been making phone calls to voters in Rockingham County, 
going door-to-door in local neighborhoods, volunteering multiple 
times a week on the Commons on campus, as well as volunteering 
for the statewide and local candidates," said Brown. 

The Student Government Association (SGA) also organized many 
election-related activities. 

"The SGA held a monthlong voter registration drive through our 
Legislation Action committee to prepare for the election," said 
senior Larson Thune, student body president. "Volunteers from 
the committee had registration forms for nearly all 50 states and 

helped students to correctly fill out the paperwork." 

Besides helping with registration forms, SGA mailed over 1,600 
absentee ballot applications for students, and arranged for free 
busing to the polls on Election Day. They also organized a debate 
between College Democrats, College Republicans and Libertarians, 
which preceded the televised Town Hall debate between Senator 
John McCain and Obama. 

"I've seen a lot of passion from students on both sides," said Thune, 
prior to the election. "Even if students aren't participating directly 
in the election, 1 think they are paying close attention to the issues 
in the race and the proposals put forth by both candidates so they 

can make an informed decision on 

Nov. 4." 

The unexpected visit to the univer- 
sity from Obama on Oct. 28 helped 
to sway voters' opinions, resulting 
in a Democratic win in Rockingham 
County, and the first Democratic win 
in Virginia since 1964. 

Obama was the first presidential 
candidate to visit Harrisonburg since 
Stephen Douglas in 1858, when he 
ran against Abraham Lincoln. "I think 
Obama's visit to campus will really 
energize the democratic voters and maybe swing some voters who 
are undecided," said Thune, prior to the Obama rally. 

McKinney agreed, adding, "I've talked about it with many people 
who are still undecided and they're excited to see him. It might 
make the difference for many voters who are on the fence." 

The presidential candidate's speech was centered on the univer- 
sity students and their priorities. He mentioned tax cuts for those 
making under $250,000 annually, as well as his efforts to make it 
more affordable for young Americans to attend college. He also em- 
phasized the importance of paying teachers higher salaries. And 
because many college students became active in environmental 
Issues over the past few years, Obama brought up his "green" plat- 
form, which students awarded with a round of applause. 
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Many students believed that Obama's win would have a profound 
effect on the nation. When the results were announced the evening 
of Nov. 4, Obama spoke in Grant Park in his hometown of Chicago. 

"It's been a long time coming," said Obama. "But tonight, because 
of what we did on this day, in this election, at this defining mo- 
ment, change has come to America." 

Students also acknowledged the effect the win would have on the 

"JMU, and even campuses around the nation, are great social 
melting pots," said senior William Thomas Webb. "If an African- 
American is elected president, it will electrify the campus and I am 
excited to see how race relations, society and our perceptions of 
politics in general change at the collegiate level if Obama wins." 

Brown agreed. "This is a historical election at such a critical time, 
not only for our country, but also in our own lives when we are 
entering the job market and living on our own." 

Undoubtedly, this election was a historic one. For the first time on 
the ballot, Americans chose between electing the first black presi- 
dent and electing the first female vice president. 

"We are history in the making," said McKinney. "It goes to show 
how far this country has come in terms of acceptance." 

Senior Cari Zuckerman, who watched the election closely, added, 
"I'm proud that most of the citizens in this country can look be- 
yond race and gender and simply vote for who they think will do 
the best job." 

McCain also spoke about the historic change that would come 
to America on election night. "A century ago. President Theodore 
Roosevelt's invitation of Booker T. Washington to dine at the White 
House was taken as an outrage in many quarters. America today 
is a world away from the cruel and frightful bigotry of that time. 
There is no better evidence of this than the election of an African- 
American to the presidency of the United States." 

With the election behind them, college students turned their 
attention on the years ahead, and the changes that Obama had 
promised them. 

"The road ahead will be long, and the climb will be steep," warned 
Obama on election night. "We may not get there in one year or one 
term, but America, I have never been more hopeful than I am to- 
night that we will get there." 

The university students appeared ready for the uphill battle. 

"We are usually written off as uninvolved, but I see a change," said 
Webb. "We are seeing a major shift in generational politics and I 
am excited to be a part of it, as I believe everyone else here at JMU 

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prepares for the election on Nov. 
4. Life size cutouts were just one 
of the ways students showed their 
involvement in the election. Photo 
by Angela Barboia 

CHEERS can be heard 
from the Salem High 
School football stadium 
as Gov. Sarah Palin 
campaigns in Roanoke, Va. 
The rally was scheduled 
to be held in the Salem 
Civic Center on Oct. 27, 
but because of the size of 
the crowd, the event was 
moved outdoors to the 
stadium. P-'riio b\ i-tv 

GOV. Tim Kaine, President- 
elect Barack Obama and 
Sen. Mark Warner join hands 
during the rally held in the 
Convocation Center on 
Oct. 28. Kaine and Warner 
provided the introduction 
for Obama's anticipated 

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for college students, Mondays meant the start of a new week 
of classes and homework. 
For freshman Matthew Jung, it also meant his Monday night 
ritual: bowling at Valley Lanes. Jung enjoyed bowling with a group 
of friends at a special discount rate of $2 for shoes and $2 per 

"It's cheap, that's a priority," said Jung. 

Louise Shirkey, a cashier at Valley Lanes for about 25 years, wel- 
comed university students who came to bowl. 

"They love our cosmic bowl," said Shirkey. 

Cosmic bowl was offered Friday and Saturday nights from 10:30 
p.m. until 1:30 a.m. ,with disco lights and music pumping. Valley 
Lanes also had another special on Wednesday nights: buy one 
game, get one free. 

"You bring your friends and have a good time," said Shirkey. 

On a Wednesday night, second year graduate student, Karol Men- 
doza, wore a smile as she stood waiting to skate around the rink at 
Funky's Skating Rink. 

"I don't know how to skate," said Mendoza, laughing. 

It was the second time this year Mendoza and other sisters from 
their sorority, Gamma Sigma Sigma, had gone to Funky's Skating 
Rink, harking back to the popular childhood activity. 

"It's really cheap and it has good music," added sophomore Isa- 
bella Fuentes. 

Joanne Wills had bought Funky's Skating Rink three months prior 
and saw quite a few students come to enjoy themselves. 

"On a Wednesday we get about 30 [students] or so," said Wills. 
"They just seem to know each other." 

On Wednesday nights, it cost $1 to get in and $1 for roller skates, 
$3 if one wanted roller blades or inline skates instead. 

"We know they don't have a lot of money," said Wills. "It's a good 
place for people underage and people who want to stay out of trou- 

Wills hoped to start a college night in the future. She wanted to 
include not just students from the university but from Bridgewater 
College and Eastern Mennonite University as well. 

"I think it would work better if they had their own night; it's fun 
to mix with your own age group," she added. 

Other ways to be a kid again were seasonally based. 

When October rolled around last fall, junior Kelly Mayhew and 
her two friends had a pumpkin carving party, where they played 
fun music and carved four pumpkins over a two-day period. 

"It was Halloween. Obviously we can't go trick or treating any- 

more, so it was a good way to still do something fun," said May- 

After getting pumpkins at Wal-Mart, Mayhew, her housemate and 
a close friend carved a pirate ship in one pumpkin, a window with 
a silhouette of a cat and spider in another, and the wicked queen 
from Snow White in another 

"It seems so simple and childlike, but it's still a lot of fun and a 
nice way to take a break," said Mayhew. "It only happens once a 

Junior Lindsey Merritt recalled going sledding last year during 
the winter months. 

With a small group of friends, Merritt sledded down the hill in 
front of the Integrated Sciences and Technology [ISAT] building, or 

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JOKINGLY pointing at 
their friend buried in 
the leaves, sophomores 
Laetetia Bergeron and Kelly 
Gatewood find time to 
goof off between classes. 
Leaves on campus and 
in Harrisonburg parl<s, 
part of the exquisite fall 
foliage in the Shenandoah 
Valley, provided ample 
opportunity to play. Photo 
by Donovan Seow 

"rolled" according to Merritt. 

It was a great way to talk and meet other students and share laughs. For her, 
the best part was getting to be creative. 

"We were making up sleighs out of paper bags and other objects," said Merritt. 

Merritt also remembered going ice-skating on what she calls the "awkward 
pond" by ISAT. 

After seeing two other people ice-skating on it, Merritt and her friend de- 
cided to join in the festivities. 

"Sometimes you get caught up in your schedule of classes and going to work 
and you don't take advantage of the spontaneous things that pop up," said 

The best part about going ice-skating for her was the impulsive nature of the idea. 

"It totally reminded me of being a kid, like those snow days you had when you 
were younger," added Merritt. 

There were also activities located within a short drive of the university. 

The Safari Zoo, located 60 miles south on Interstate 81, offered a thrill for 
adventure seekers. 

For $12 a person, customers could drive their cars through a safari filled 
with animals including camels, lamas, zebras and ostriches. There was also an 
option to pay for a bucket of food to feed to the animals as they approached 
the car 

Junior Candace Workman did the hour-long ride witli her mom earlier in the semester 

"The animals are very accustomed; they know that cars equal food," said Workman. 

For the price, one was able to drive through as many times as desired. Work- 
man explained that it was a different experience whether driving or riding as a 
passenger. Workman and her mother drove through two times, allowing each 
to experience the zoo to its full potential. 

The Safari Zoo offered a guided wagon tour for an additional small fee. 

"It was very, very fun," said Workman. "It was the most fun thing I've done 
that's close to school and not in Harrisonburg." 

With activities varying by season and places like bowling alleys and skating 
rinks, no wonder students loved to act like kids again. 

HAPPILY pumping his 
legs, junior Todd Jones 
pushes off to swing 
higher. Parks like Purcell 
with a playground 
often proved enticing 
for students. Photo by 
Kimberly Lofgren 

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^^ "There never seems to be a shortage of ridiculous 

In 2008, women wore Ugg boots and spandex leggings. Men wore 
tight jeans or plaid shorts. Almost everyone wore The North Face 
jackets. However, another common fashion trend of the year was 
clothing purchased for less than $5. In other words, thrift stores. 

Luginbuhl became familiar with the ins and outs of thrift store 
shopping when she helped organize a $5 prom sponsored by Cam- 
pus Crusade for Christ. 

"It basically meant that whatever you wore could cost no more 
than five dollars," explained Luginbuhl. "You were supposed to 
wear something that would be appropriate for a prom, such as a 
dress or tux. You can really be creative there." 

Most attendees did just that. Luginbuhl shopped with other par- 
ticipants at the downtown Goodwill, and discovered some inter- 
esting prom attire. 

"1 loved all the dresses from the '80s, but honestly, mine was 
my favorite," said Luginbuhl. "The top was black velvet with puffy 

sleeves and a big velvet bow in the back. The bottom half was 
shiny plastic polyester material. It also wasn't long enough, which 
made it even more awkward." 

The women's Ultimate Frisbee team also had fun dressing up in 
thrift store clothing. Junior Jacqueline Wagner, a member on the 
team, enjoyed playing in tournaments while dressed in ridiculous 
and cheap costumes. 

"We dress up in outfits we like to call 'flair,'" explained Wagner, 
"Players are known to find onesies. One player likes to wear a pur- 
ple one-piece outfit that she got at Goodwill. We frequently find 
spandex from the children's section that have flowers and other 
prints on them." 

The team has only two requirements according to Wagner: items 
with sparkles and wild prints. "It's almost always a success," she 

Senior Brenna Rutledge threw a theme party in her off-cam- 
pus apartment, an event that also encouraged students to shop 
around in the local thrift stores for inexpensive clothing to fit the 

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Perez. Students siiopped 

not only for costumes, but 

also for everyday clothing 

items at local thrift stores, 

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BOWSING through 
le colorful collection 
f dresses, junior Nicole 
nernian shops at Plato's 
loset. Plato's Closet 
ought and sold gently 
sed, popular brand name 
ttire. Photo by Rebecca 

PRACTICING his swing, 

senior I i;e Jamison tries 

out a driver in Tried and 

True. Thrift stores around 

Harrisonburg sold wares 

such as plates, vases and 

even golf clubs along with 

traditional clothing items. 

Phulu by Julia Sim- 

"We love going to tacky sweater parties, but it was too hot in Sep- 
tember to be wearing sweaters," said Rutledge. "Instead, we threw 
a Tacky Luau party." 

Dress at the Tacky Luau ranged from Hawaiian shirts to flip-flops 
with socks. 

"I wore a purple floral muumuu," said Rutledge. "My roommate 
wore a one-piece bathing suit meant for old ladies." 

Sophomore Mike Bock attended the party in full costume, an en- 
semble he threw together from thrift store items. 

"I chose cutoff jean shorts for my costume because 1 saw Tom 
Cruise wearing them in that beach volleyball scene in Top Gun," 
said Bock. "Everyone loves Tom Cruise, right?" 

Many students at the university agreed that thrift stores were a 
popular choice. Many even had a favorite location at which they 
frequently shopped. 

"I would say that Goodwill on South Main Street is my favorite," 
said Luginbuhl. "It's very convenient." 

Wagner agreed. "Goodwill is my favorite because there are two 
locations. They have a wide variety, and I almost always find some- 
thing that I want to pick up," she said. "I know lots of people who 
get their Halloween costumes from materials found at Goodwill." 

Rutledge and Bock highly recommended Goodwill for student 
parties. "There's a large selection of clothing," said Rutledge. 

"They're cheap and if you look you can find lots of good stuff," 
added Bock. "Just make sure you wash it first." 

Senior Emily Gill, however, preferred Mercy House over other 

thrift stores. 

"I did community service there, so I got to know it well," said Gill. 
"It had some good small luggage pieces that I have used for school- 
bags. And they have a lot of cool mugs and dishes." 

Besides Goodwill and Mercy House, the Harrisonburg area had a 
lot of other, smaller thrift stores to choose from. Wagner frequent- 
ed Tried and True and a thrift store in downtown Harrisonburg, 
Grandma's Closet. 

A lot of students also liked the fact that they could drop off un- 
wanted clothing at a few of the stores. Goodwill and Salvation 
Army were two stores that would take old clothes that students 
no longer wanted. Plato's Closet paid students for brand name 
clothing such as Abercrombie & Fitch or Ralph Lauren, and then 
sold the gently used clothing in their stores for much less than the 
original price. 

Whatever the reason, thrift stores were popular places to shop 
for students. 

"I believe that the thrift stores serve as a big costume closet for a 
lot of JMU students," said Wagner. 

Luginbuhl agreed. "I absolutely believe that JMU students will al- 
ways use thrift stores," she said. "A large number of us do not have 
a lot of money. I cannot tell you how many people are paying their 
own way through college. We all have to wear clothes, so wherever 
we can get them for the best price, we will." 

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By Jen Beers M ^ 

& Rebecca Schneider ■ m 

Students expressed themselves# in a variety of artistic mediums 

for some people, art may have seemed too abstrdBfeto try to consider 
the artist's inspiration and intended message. Butfor those wlio found 
enjoyment in the arts, there were m^^piaces in the Harrisonburg area 
where artists could showcase their creative talent to the community. 

On the west side of campus, Duke Hall served as a home away from home 
for many art students. Housing th^Bbool of Art and Art History (SAAH], the 
building's high ceilings, large wino^ws and brightly lit rooms allowed for in- 
spiration. The building had studios for the different concentrations: ceramics, 
sculpting, drawing, design (interior, industrial, graphic), photography, weav- 
ing, and metals and jewelry. ^^ 

Through the art curriculum.^raents were encouraged to find different meth- 
ods of motivation for their pieces. For senior Rebecca Musser, the process came 

"For me, the process begiagjM/ith light, movement of the hands, the mind and 
the soul and then a plunge into making," said Musser. "Just make. Don't think it 
all through. Discover as you go. Play. Follow the light." 

In a concentration such as photography, professors taught students basic tech- 
niques and skills, while encouraging each student to apply their own creativity. 
By learning how to propei"^ake photographs and edit them, students crafted 
their ideas together from personal, imaginative and historical concepts. 

"We look at work by contemporary and historical artists, but each student has 
to find their own unique personal vision that uses their interests and styles," 
said Corinne Diop, area headfOr the photography program. "Some people are 
inspired by walking around and finding scenes to photograph while others 
stage objects or people — even themselves in self portraits — for their images." 
Allowing members from all discip^^s from the university community to 

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SCULPTING one of her last 
projects, senior hin r 
Traynhdiii meticulously 
works on the final touches 
of her artwork. Traynham 
hoped to work as a high 
school art teacher after 
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during class, sophomore 

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a soldering technique. 

Soldering Is Is a process In 

which two or more metal 

Items are joined together 

by melting and flowing a 

filler metal into the joint. 

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work togeth^5TOfi innovative projects, the Institute for Vi- 
sual Studies [IVS] was a center for scholarly, scientific and 
creative inquiry into the nature and workings of images. 
As both a laboratory ^^ studio, IVS enabled students to 
work in new, collaboi^He environments. 

"Students are creating artwork that expands beyond 
one subject by utilizing interdisciplinary thought when 
representing or describing the visual realm," said Chelsea 
Beroza, public relations representative for IVS. 

IVS had become a leader in the field of image technology, 
according to its Web site. IVS worked with the Madison 
Digital Image Database (MDID], a collection of digital im- 
ages primarily used for the teaching and study of art and 
art history. The collection also included a histology collec- 
tion and the university photography collection. 

In the fall, IVS presented highlights from "Picture It!," a 
project that allowed students to submit photographs that 
showed their experience at the university through their 
own perspective. 

Students could also display their creative pieces at the 
artworks Gallery, located at 131 W. Grace St., across from 
the art studio. The artWorks Gallery included undergrad- 
uate and graduate students' artwork and was managed by 
students enrolled in SAAH. All students and community 
members were welcome to visit the gallery. 

To have their pieces featured at the gallery, students 
needed to apply a semester in advance and had to be in- 
terviewed and approved by Assistant Director Katie [en- 

Musser, student director of the artworks Gallery, and 

graduate assistant Sam Hunter, created the calen- 
dar of events. Opening events v^^held every other 
Monday from 5 to 7 p.m. ^B 

In addition to the artWorks Gallery, an outflow of 
creativity beamed from the hallways and classrooms 
of Duke Hall, from the walls of the Sawhill Gallery, 
the Gallery at Festival, and from the c^^^y cases at 
Taylor Down Under 

"My role is to show the best student work in the 
most professional manner possible," said liiap- "I 
aim to give student artists a chance to experience a 
gallery show which can not only provide a great op- 
portunity for many people to view their work, but 
also a glimpse of possible future options of profes- 
sionally showing their artwork." 

Although many students were not directly involved 
in the arts culture at the university, some were un- 
aware that they had an inner artist that was waiting 
to be released, whether through traditional or inno- 
vative art forms. 

"Students can let their research paper become art 
as they work to find the perfect words and sources," 
said Musser. "Cooking a good meal can be art at 
home as one labors to celebrate texture and taste. 
Music, dancing, the list could go on." 
Whether through drawing, painting, sculpting, cook- 
ing or performing, the arts surrounded the commu- 
nity. Students may not have realized it, but they were 
participating in the arts each day they spent at the 
university. l\fll 

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A multitude of faiths sparked 
religious groups on campus 


TAKING a break from music 
freshman Amilie Napier 
and sophomore Meredith 
Sizl'mioih enjoy LPCM's 
Wednesday service. LPCM 
also offered a student-led 
Christian education group 
on Thursday evenings. 
Photo by Leslie Covin 

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the first amendment of the Bill of Rights states, "Congress 
shall make no law respecting an establishment of religion, or 
prohibiting the free exercise thereof." James Madison intro- 
duced this amendment to the first United States Congress in 1789. 
Flash forward two centuries and James Madison's presence could 
still be felt on campus. 

With a diverse student body, the university accommodated stu- 
dents and their needs for religion away from home. Students had 
a place to turn to whether they were involved with the Christian, 
Jewish, Islamic or Baha'i Faith, whether they were looking for un- 
derstanding or tolerance, whether they needed guidance or ac- 
ceptance. With more than 15 religious organizations on campus, 
students had the opportunity to practice their faith. 

The Lutheran Presbyterian Campus Ministry [LPCM) was a 
Christian nonprofit organization on campus. Sophomore Meredith 
Sizemore, a LPCM outreach intern, said its main goal was "to be 
open and let students know that they will always have a Christian 
home open to them." 

LPCM provided many opportunities throughout the year for stu- 
dents to get involved. They worked with Big Brothers Big Sisters 
and turned their home base, Haas House, into a homeless shelter 
for various community outreach programs. LPCM also held weekly 
worship services and provided student-led programs on Christian 

EYES closed in worship, 
students gather together 
on the Commons for praise 
and song. Organizations 
could reserve space on 
the Commons for a variety 
of reasons, including 
promotion of their groups. 
Photo by Natalie Wall 


With all the Christian organizations on campus, how was 
LPCM different from all the others? "1 like to believe that be- 
cause of our smaller scale, it is more possible for LPCM to 
reach out to individuals on a grander scale," said Sizemore. 

After every service, local churches provided members with 
free home-cooked meals. The meals served as an opportunity 
to connect with students. 
Other organizations such as Bring Your Own Spirituality 
(BYOS) aimed to promote discussions involving all religions. 
Liz Ross, graduate student and president of BYOS, discussed 
how this interfaith group was dedicated to the discussion, un- 
derstanding and tolerance of other faiths, religions, beliefs and 

"The belief is that the more we know and understand about 
other faiths and religions, the more tolerant and understand- 
ing we become," said Ross. "That creates less of a possibility for 
hatred towards others while strengthening your faith." 

BYOS was affiliated with the Unitarian Universalist religion, 
but students did not have to be to a Unitarian Universalist to 
participate. "We just want to promote tolerance and under- 
standing of other faiths and religions on the JMU campus," said 

fettgicn On C^^piAS IH7 

noil' t Stop Relievin' 

Organizations on campus did not restrict their members 
from exploring their faith. The Canterbury Episcopal Campus 
Ministry (CECiVi] had a distinct Anglican style to their wor- 
ship. "Our worship is liturgically based," said Lauren Minnich 
Lockey, CECM's Reverend. 
But even with their distinct approach to worship, reverend 
Lockey knew that members might need to search and chal- 
lenge their religious beliefs. "Though we are supported by a 
denomination, and clearly Christian, we are not doctrinal in 
our approach to faith," said Lockey. "College is a time to ex- 
plore, and this is a safe place to explore who you are as God's 
precious child." 

The CECM met every Sunday for a Holy Communion ser- 
vice, followed by a home-cooked meal. There were bible 
studies at least twice a week where students led discussions 
and left room for questions. They went on two mission trips 
and participated in an Alternative Break program. 

Another fun way to spread the word of God was through 
song. Contemporary Gospel Singers represented many dif- 
ferent religious denominations, but "all shared love for gos- 
pel music and ministry," said junior Erica Ponder, president 
of the Contemporary Gospel Singers. 

Ponder and the choir could be found at their annual Fam- 
ily Weekend concert. Homecoming concert and their Gospel 
Extravaganza. They also performed at churches throughout 
the Harrisonburg community as well as other colleges in Vir- 

"We are one choir, with one voice, serving one God," said 
Ponder "It is an organization where the gift of song is exer- 

cised for the intention to minister, glorify God and spread the 

The Jewish population held its place on campus as well. Hillel 
held events almost every week, including a Hookah and Hum- 
mus Social, Shabbat dinners and game nights. 

Also catering to the smaller Jewish population on campus. Al- 
pha Epsilon Pi (AEPi) was a national coed Jewish fraternity at 
the university. "AEPi provides a place for Jews to come together 
and feel a part of not only the Jewish religion butjustbea part of 
an organization on campus," said junior Jesse Wasserman. 

Fraternity members participated in Habitat for Humanity and 
other philanthropies through fundraisers at Cold Stone and 
Qdoba. AEPi interacted with other Greek organizations on cam- 
pus during "Halloween on The Row" and through intramural 
sports. As the only Jewish fraternity on campus, AEPi tried to 
reach out to other organizations and bring together the com- 
munity, despite religious affiliation. 

The Baha'i Faith was also represented on campus, a faith fo- 
cused on the spiritual unity of all humankind. They sponsored 
lectures, discussions, informational meetings and activities to 
teach their faith to others, emphasizing the underlying unity of 
all major world religions. There were weekly meetings where 
students studied from a book called "Reflections on The Life of A 
Spirit." This book was part of a series that brought together the 
study of the Baha'i Faith with "community services on the grass- 
roots level" said freshman Adib Amini, a Baha'i representative. 

Many students on campus shared the same passion James 
Madison showed 200 years earlier All groups had their own be- 
iefs, but tolerance and understanding were not forgotten. 

I I 

IN preparation for LPCM's 
Wednesday evening worship 
service, sophomore Katie Thisdell 
sets the elements on the altar. 
After the service, students 
gathered at Haas House for a 
home-cooked meal. Photo by 

STANDING behind conga drums, 
senior John Parks and junior 
Rob Colwell play alongside 
other worship band members. 
Christian Student Union met 
weekly on Thursday evenings 
for music and fellowship in an 
intimate family setting. ' '■':by 


Th& heke^ (S thai ih& mora \^& l^noiA) 
and lAnd&rsiand ahoai otk&r faiths a.nd 
reli.Qi.ons, ike more iolerani and iA.nder- 
6iandi.nQ v^e become. 

-QradiAO-ie sttAdeni Uz "Ross 

JUNIOR Elisa Fernandez 
sings solo at an IntoHymn 
performance. IntoHymn's 
fall semester concert had 
a "True Life: I Have An 
Obsession" theme. Photo 
Oy Julia Simcox 

'R&ii^LOn On C^m^iAS IH9 

ourih Meal 

By Casey Smith 


Serving up Late Night Breakfast, UPB gave students an alternate evenin 

Students danced around Festival, ice-skated through the Commons, and 
enjoyed breakfast food throughout the year at an event organized by the 
University Program Board's (UPB) special events committee. The special 
events committee organized Late Night Breakfast and other events to provide 
a break for students. 

Late Night Breakfast became a staple on campus for many students who en- 
joyed spending time with other students who wanted to have an alcohol-free 
good time on a Thursday night. 

The event occurred once a month from 10 p.m. to midnight. Students were 
entertained by Djs, music, dancing and great food. Raffle tickets were often sold 
to students for a small price. Winners were generally given two tickets to see a 
movie at Grafton-Stovall Theatre or vouchers for dinner at Madison Grille. Stu- 
dents had to stay until nearly midnight to find out the winners for the raffle. 

For months that contained a holiday or two, UPB specified a theme for the 
Late Night Breakfast. 

In October, a Halloween theme was demonstrated through spider webs, 
graveyard decorations, pumpkin-shaped cookies and pumpkin painting. The Dj 
played popular music interspersed with Halloween-inspired tunes. 

Students enjoyed an inflatable haunted house that was located on the lawn in 
front of the Festival Conference Center Henna tattoos and fortunetellers were 
also a part of October's Late Night Breakfast. 

"I liked the song choice, the pumpkin cookie decorating and the candy apples," 
said freshman Cybill Sison. "They spiced it up a little instead of making it the 
same event every month." 

In December, students skated around an ice rink on the Commons in front of 
D-Hall. Others enjoyed a traditional breakfast inside D-Hall or participated in 
crafts and activities outside. 

Many students felt the themed Late Night Breakfasts added to the event as a 

"It made it more festive and interesting," said freshman John Strang. "If they 
were all the same they would get boring after the first few." 

Late Night Breakfast was fun alternatives to going out on Thursday nights. 
They provided a social environment where it was easy to meet people and to 
enjoy a conversation over a meal. 

Students found out about Late Night Breakfast through advertisements, post- 
ers and event tables on the Commons. Students on the special events commit- 
tee put time and effort into making banners that could be seen in many differ- 
ent buildings on campus. Posters were hung around campus and fliers were 
handed out on the Commons as students walked to and from class. 

"My friends and I saw it on one of those table event things and we just decided 
to go," said Sison. "We also saw advertisements on the papers on the tables in- 
side D-Hall." Sison attended almost every Late Night Breakfast. 

Students who attended Late Night Breakfast rarely went to the event to stay 
only for a few minutes. The event offered so many different options for crafts, 
games and entertainment that it was hard for a student to choose what to do 

"Once we got in there, we couldn't leave," said Sison. "There were so many 
things to do that it took forever to choose which ones were most interesting." 
Organizations were always looking for ways to reach out to students. Some Late 
Night Breakfasts were co-sponsored by other organizations, sororities or fra- 

ternities. October's Late Night Breakfast was co-spon- 
sored by the Zeta Tau Alpha (ZTA) sorority. ZTA took 
care of the food and service for the event. 

Late Night Breakfast provided students with an atmo- 
sphere where it was easy to talk to friends and have a 
good time. Pumpkin painting, fortunetellers, ice-skat- 
ing and other offerings made the events fun for stu- 
dents with a variety of interests. 

"I was glad we had those because I don't think schools 
like Virginia Tech and George Mason University have 
them," said Sison. "I just think that Late Night Breakfast 
was pretty much amazing all around." 

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junior Leena Patel 

paints a henna tattoo on 


freshman Alex Knabe's 

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DIGGING in with both 
hands, freshmen Yvonne 
Cheng and Jordan 
Damiano dress their 
caramel apples in sprinkles 
and nuts. Zeta Tau Alpha 
co-sponsored the event 
with UPB to raise money 
for its philanthropy, ''\t. 

FUNNY designs on 

freshman Sarah Al-Haj's 
pumpkin show the 
lighter side of Halloween. 
Participants were 
encouraged to dress up 
in costume for October's 
event, where pumpkin 
painting was offered for 
free, h'hoio by Notohe Vvui) 

Late Tlcgfit BmMasi 131 

Sex and the l^iirg 

"Slumber Parties" took 
on a new meaning... 

EXCITED to see the 
"Hummingbird," a student 
poses with the state-of- 
the-art sex toy. Slumber 
Parties offered specific 
packages with themes, 
like "Girls Night In." Photo 
courtesy of Rachel Moulding 

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Seniors Fegan Hewitt and Katharine Norris liosted a slumber 
party at their apartment in September — but there were no 
sleeping bags, no pillows, no late-night movies and no one spent 
the night. The girls did, however, sample edible lotions and play a 
double-ended dildo game. 

"It was kind ofawkwardbecause we were in a crowd of people we 
didn't know that intimately," said Hewitt. "We had to break barri- 
ers, but it was a lot of fun being outgoing and feminine." 

The parties were anything but the norm. Whereas the average 
student might have spent the night learning a new calculus equa- 
tion, these pleasure parties educated attendees on the latest and 
greatest of lubricants and loving one's body. A females-only event, 
these parties allowed women to explore the taboo subject of plea- 
surable sexual experiences. 

Education and empowerment led graduate student Rachel Mauld- 
ing to begin distributing for Slumber Parties, Inc. in February 2008. 
Females hosted parties in their homes, in their apartments, and 
even in apartment complex clubhouses to get the word out. Mauld- 
ing presented products ranging from lotions to vibrators, and 
guests were encouraged to get comfortable by touching, tasting 
and smelling the products. This allowed students to understand 
their sexualities without fear of judgment. 



At the end of the night, each woman went into a private room to 
discuss purchases. It remained very discreet to avoid any embar- 
rassment. Several women, however, would share what they pur- 
chased as they waited for friends to complete the process. 

"It's always a girls-only event that is a good time to bond with 
your girlfriends and spend time with them," said junior Megan 
Hopkins. "Also, 1 think it's great to show girls that are more shy 
that sex is a perfectly natural topic to talk about, and to help them 
become more comfortable with their sexual side." 

Tupperware, candles, scrapbooks and cosmetics get-togethers 
were for the past as sex toy parties took a firm hold in the univer- 
sity culture, complete with finger foods and cocktails. 

Events allowed females to explore sexuality, but also encouraged 
them to become distributors as well. This unusual employment 
opportunity benefited Maulding, who got to choose the amount 
of time and effort she wanted to devote to it, and ultimately her 

"My best friend graduated from JMU last December, and come 
January I realized 1 needed something to fill all my free time," said 
Maulding. "I went to my roommate's slumber party and heard the 
distributor say that no one from her company was local to Harri- 
sonburg and that jMU was a gold mine waiting to be tapped into." 
She saw a good business investment and signed up that night. "My 
first month I sold over $10,000 to JMU alone and haven't looked 
back since," said Maulding. "A lot of girls attend for the fun and 
silly atmosphere but leave the party much more educated on they 
subject of sexuality." -''^7 y' 

Going with a group o^£w*twte'nTa'd'?ThtT5rotr?'ss.<)f getting to 1^/fow 
one another and themselves more comfortable/ \ ,/ 

"I think an/'gipwould attend a slumber part* if she was with her 
friends," saiW junior Allie Gibbs. "They're a funfand unconventional 
way to hang out with your friends and try sc^methiiig new. Some 
people probably aren't so into the idea, but oncip you realize it's not 
'bad,' just different, people tend to have a lot ow'un." \ 

Although/he sexual revolution officially occurred ih the 1960s, 
television |hows like "Sex and the City" and its m<}vie\counterpart 
embraced^ex and self-pleasure, featuring a gfatipo flour women 


CURIOUS about 

the "Enhance the 
Romance" game, 
students look at "glow 
dice." To play the 
game, lovers rolled 
the dice to decide 
how they would begin 
their evening. I'-'ioro 
courtesy of Rachel 

who asserted their independence and confidence. Sex toys were dealt 
with frankly on the show, including the "Rabbit," which was prominent- 
ly featured on an episode of"Sex and the City" in its first season. Sales of 
the vibrator increased tremendously due to its appearance on the show, 
so Slumber Parties, Inc., offered the toy in its catalog. Friends could then 
grill one another over who was the Samantha and who was the Char- 
lotte, all in a safe and comfortable environment. 

"The best part about these slumber parties is it's for all girls, even girls 
who are waiting to have sex," said Hopkins. "1 just feel like for girls to 
talk about sex openly, they are considered sluts or something. And that 
isn't how it should be. Girls have sex and want to be pleasured just as 
much as boys do." 

And so the attendees let the men wonder A certain level of exclusiv- 
ity made the parties more enjoyable. With the no-men-allowed policy 
in place, myths about what went on circulated. However, Maulding and 
other pleasure party consultants offered products for both one's self 
and for partners. Partners could log onto a Web site and decide before- 
hand what products they wanted to make their sex life more enjoyable, 
he actual shows themselves are female-only, but men play a huge 
role Itj^the female's sexual development," said Maulding. "All partners 
%. should D^^ respectftfTand suppoftiye of each other The more educated 




amjempowered women feel on the slTbjettr-tjSe'lnore educated their 
partn^.Ga»^ecome in helping them achiev^'triife pleasure." 

Gibbs sg/d, "I think society is getting muclj-'bettjer about accepting the fact 
that woi/en aren't going to stand on the Adelines and let the men have all 
the fun./ •' ■' 



ADMIRING the sparkling 

samples, students pass around 

authentic Slumber Parties pieces 

of lingerie. Maulding offered 

guests 10 percent discounts 

if they tried on any of the 

samples. Photo courtesy of Rachel 


GeK Toij Parties 133 

Rolling Out The Purple Carpet 

"Rotlin^ Otxi The, 

Graduates Istepped into 



e are all champions," said 
President Linwood H. Rose, 
as he greeted and congratulated nearly 700 
graduate candidates at the second convo- 
cation of the 99th annual commencement. 
Rose's statement reminded the winter 
graduates that although the Dukes' football 
team had lost to the University of Montana 
in the semifinal playoff game the night be- 
fore, a championship was only a possession; 
and just like the football players, all gradu- 
ate candidates were champions in the suc- 
cess they achieved during their time at the 

Faculty, families and friends convened at 
10 a.m. on Dec. 13 in the Convocation Cen- 
ter to watch their students and loved ones 
become graduates of the university. After 
the graduates walked to their seats dur- 
ing the processional, fellow graduate Emily 
Beard Foster led the crowd in the national 

The graduates were silent as they took 
their seats and Rose began his congratula- 
tory speech. "We've left you with a world en- 
cumbered with many problems," said Rose, 
referring to the world's wars, oil dependence 
and climate change. But, he continued, these 
wei^TTere!^|oDDortunitie^d^ssed up js 
would "slay a few dragons along the way" to 
help to solve some of these issues. 




BOASTING a decorated 
^student makes hei 

eabie In tl"if-j crowd 
Students personalized their 
caps so that family members 
and friends could find them 
easily among the sea of 
purple and gold. Photo by 
Natalie Wall 

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eagerly anticipate the 
delivery of their diplomas. 
Many students celebrated 
graduation by going out to 
dinner with their families. 
Photo by Natalie Wall 

At the conclusion of his speech, Rose introduced the morning's commence- 
lent speaker, 1977 alumnus Joseph Damico. Damico was a founding partner 
and served as an operating principal of RoundTable Healthcare Partners. With 
more than 31 years of healthcare industry operating experience, Damico was 
also the chairman of the board of ACI Medical Devices Inc., Ascent Healthcare 
SolutionsaHpen Surgical Products Inc., Avalign Technologies and Vesta Inc. 
Damico s^Wd on the university Board of Visitors regularly. 

"I thought the speaker was really good," said graduate Will Farlow. "Every- 
thing he talked about was applicable, not just a random inspirational speech. 
He gave us advice on how to succeed in life." 

In his speech, Damico told graduates that there were three simple keys to suc- 
cess: balance, working well with others and good manners/common sense. To 
ichieve balance, he said, "One should follow the six Fs: faith, family, fitness fi- 
"hance, philanthropy— I can't spell — and fun. When you think about my speech, 
/ou'll think, 'he talked a lot about the F word,'" said Damico. 

V&cemher CimdiAaiLon 155 

Rolling Qui I tie l\irple Carpel 

SOON to be graduates, students listen 
to the address by Joseph Damico, a 
member of the university's board of 
visitors. The ceremony lasted just over 
tvi(0 hours. Photo by Natalie Wall 


&)(-di&d h&caase of /all ihe (s'M.iWup pwt on 
^mdiAMion. It's ike lAlUmate o^od. v^oiAm 

The end of Damico's speech signaled the moment that everyone 
had been waiting for — the conferring of degrees by Rose and the 
anticipated presentation of the candidates. 

Provost and Senior Vice President for Academic Affairs Douglas 
Brown presented candidates for doctoral dissertations, graduate 
theses and educational specialist projects first, and then Dean Reid 
Linn presented graduate school students. Following the graduate 
students, deans from each college at the university presented un- 

"When I was getting ready to walk 1 was excited because of all the 
buildup put on graduation. It's the ultimate goal you're working 
towards," said Farlow. 

At the end of the presentation of the graduates, Foster once again 
led the crowd in the university's alma mater. Graduates threw their 
caps up in excitement and began the next chapter of their lives. 

AS the Board of Visitors 
looks on. President 
Linwood H. Rose 
delivers his thoughts on 
commencement. Rose 
was the fifth president in 
the university's 100-year 
history. Photo by Natalie 

DIPLOMA in hand, 

a graduate contains 
her excitement. 
The first December 
commencement was held 
in 1985. Photo by Natalie 

Vecemher drada^iion 137 '\ 

I^arade of Champions 

By Amy Schlinger 

"^^xN & Caitlin Harrison 

K^ ^^^rrsYA^ 


The MRD took over the Big 
Apple during the Maq^'s 
Thanksgiving Day Parade 

the Marching Royal Dukes (MRD] made its second appearance in the Macy's 
Thanksgiving Day Parade on Nov. 27, 2008. Students and alumni came from all 
over the country to support the MRD. 

The marching band, color guard and the Dukettes woke at 2 a.m., on the day of the pa- 
rade to begin preparing to be in Herald Square by 3 a.m., for dress rehearsal. By 7 a.m., 
the streets had begun to fill with excited families and supporters. Children sat on their 
parents' shoulders, and some brought ladders to stand on for a better view. 

"It was amazing to see all ofthe JMU and MRD posters and supporters along the parade 
route," said sophomore Natalie Irvin, a member ofthe color guard. "1 didn't realize until 
afterwards that we performed each ofthe two songs about 20 times; I just knew my arms 

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hurt and that I was really tired, so it was spectacular to have 
so many people cheering us on and wishing us well while we 
marched through New York City." 

During the performance, the band played "76 Trombones," a 
piece from the musical The Music Man, and "1941," by John Wil- 

Senior Amy Drewes was one of the students who made the trip 
into the city to see the parade. Drewes, who lived in New Jersey, 
took the ferry to New York and walked to the parade location. 
She thought it would be a great year to go see the parade be- 
cause members of the MRD were performing. 

"I had made a sign for the Dukes the night before the parade 
and as they were coming down the road 1 held it up so they 
could see they had fans there too," said Drewes. "1 even had my 
picture taken and published by a Macy's photographer." 

A great deal of preparation went into the parade's application 
process, beginning two years before the parade. The MRD was 
required to fill out an application and submit photos, videos and 
letters of recommendation to the JVJacy's selection committee. 
But the MRD did have one thing in its favor. 

"The MRD had performed in the 2001 parade, and the Macy's 
committee likes to have bands return," said Band Director Scott 
Rikkers. "We were selected as the largest band in the parade 
among over 200 other applications." 

The MRD was the biggest group to perform at the parade, 
which made it difficult to prepare and perform in Herald Square, 
a small area for such a large number. "We didi^lLtrti^~know 
what we were dealing with until the dress rehearsal the^Born- 
ing before the parade," said, seflier Vicki Strattorj, a^membei^f 
the color guard. cL^Sj^ y — — ^ - ^^. /^^^ 

Rikkers agreed thatme^ize constraints of Herald Square*nade 
it hard to prepare. "Getting ready foCjthe H^ald Square p^-for- 

FLAGSin theair, the 
color guard leads the 
band through the three- 
hour parade. Earlier that 
morning, the MRD had 
a run-through of the 
parade at 3 a.m., leaving 
little time for sleep. 
Photo by TimmyAusren 

mance was most challenging — we had to figure out a way to fit 475 
band members in the space that most 200-member bands would 
fill... and still be able to move around a bit," said Rikkers. "But, we 
were able to mark out the Herald Square dimensions on Hillside 
Field, which helped us better prepare for that routine." 

The MRD began practicing in October in order to record its songs 
and videos to submit to the Macy's committee. 

"We prepared by having extra practices, including some two-a- 
day practices where we had morning practice from 7 a.m. to 9 a.m., 
and then evening practices with the band from 5 p.m. to 6:30 p.m.," 
said junior Lauren Hensel, a member of the Dukettes. 

The extra practices paid off, however, as the Dukes marched 
through Times Square. After the conclusion of the parade, the en- 
tire group had to pose for a required picture. Again, size becam 

"We almost couldn't fit because we were so big," said sophomore 
saxophone-player Kevin Sennett. "It took 30 minutes to get all 
the pictures done." 

The large group required 140 hotel rooms and 11 charter buses, 
which became a burden when driving through the busy streets of 
New York City. Despite "how expensive the experience was, MRIV 
members did not have to spend Iheir own money. The university 
and MRD alumni donated enough money to cover transportation 
costs, hotel accominbdations, food and other expenses. 

"My favorite part of the,aKperience was representing not only the 
MRD, but the JMU nation^) the rest of our country," said Gio Vick, 
a sophomore who pla^d the mellophone iiflthe band. "Being in 
the Macy's Thanksgiving Day Parade really pu\ James Madison in 
the limelight, and reai 


ard-working nature of this 

7f[acij's TK^nksgcvmg Va(j Pamde 139 

FLOWERS pinned to shirts, 

members of UPB checl< 

in participants during 

the speed dating event, 

which occurred a few days 

before Valentine's Day. The 

event gave students an 

opportunity to meet new 

people and find a date 

before the big day. Photo 

courtesy of UPB 

DRIZZLED chocolate 

rests atop a chocolate 

heart accompanied by 

two savory strawberries, 

a special dessert available 

during Madison Grill's 

Valentine's Day dinner. 

Students and staff who 

chose to take their 

significant others to 

Madison Grill for dinner 

had the option of this 

dessert along with many 

new items on the menu. 

Photo courtesy of Dining 


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While many viewed Valentine's Day as a ploy for card and 
flower companies to make money, others saw the holiday 
as a designated time to spend with the ones they cared about most. 

All around campus, Feb. 14 was celebrated in a number of differ- 
ent ways. Many campus organizations hosted events during the week 
leading up to Valentine's Day in which students and faculty could 
participate. Whether a student had a valentine or not, there was 
something for everyone. 

Groups on campus sold flowers and candy in abundance. Tau Kappa 
Epsilon (TKE) set up a table on the Commons where students could 
stop by during the week and order roses for that special someone. 
Roses were offered in either singles or dozens, with delivery avail- 
able. TKE also took orders through phone and Facebook, and set up 
tables outside the Wal-Mart shopping center. 

"We hope that we were able to make some students' Valentine's Day 
a little more memorable," said junior Brandon Birckhead. 

Alpha Kappa Alpha [AKA] provided students with the option of 
sending a "Valentine Gram" to their peers. The gram consisted of 
flowers, a balloon, candy and a personal message. All the students 
had to do was give their names, the names of the intended recipient 
and the message they wished their recipients to read. 
-v.- "\Yg began selling the Valentine Grams the third week in January, 
just to be sure to get the interest of people and allow [students] to 
gather their funds, if necessary," said senior Tiffany Graves. 

AKA publicized the event through mass e-mails, chalk advertise- 
ments on the Commons, posts on Facebook, flyers and information 
provided on the AKA Web site. 

"We sold over 100 Valentine Grams this year, and we think that was 
very successful since we are considered a small sorority in compari- 
son to the other social sororities on campus," said Graves. 

Valentine's Day was not only about flowers and candy, however, as 
many decided to forgo the material gifts and simply spend quality 
time together. 

"I made a rack of lamb using the first recipe that came up on Google," 
said junior Nima Maher. "i screwed up the recipe a tiny bit and the 
fire alarm went off I improvised the cooking times to make up for my 
blunder and the lamb tasted great." 

From past experiences, many students knew to avoid busy restau- 
rants with long waits. Cooking at home created a more intimate at- 
mosphere and a more cost-effective evening. 

if preparing a meal together was not romantic enough, students 
could take their dates to Madison Grill's "Sweetheart of A Deal" din- 
ner. Sous Chef Chris Sions prepared this Valentine's Day special, 
which included bruschetta or crab-stuffed baby portabellas for start- 
ers and was followed by a cobb salad. The main course consisted of 
either steak medallions and shrimp or grilled chicken and roasted 

Reservations were highly recommended as the restaurant quickly 
filled up with hungry visitors. Madison Grill made 170 dinners dur- 
ing the course of the evening, and roughly a quarter of the guests 
chose to take part in the Valentine's special. 

Students, both single and in 
relationships, enjoyed what 
Valentine's Day had to offer 

Casablanca, noted as one of the most romantic movies of all time, was 
shown on Valentine's Day at Grafton-Stovall Theatre. Students paid the 
regular price of $2.50 per person for the showing. About 40 students 
attended, mostly as couples. 

A number of students and faculty enjoyed a "Sweetheart Serenade" 
by the Mozaic dance team on their Valentine's Day. Four or five team 
members arrived at each sweetheart's abode and entertained him or 
her with a song and dance. 

"Mozaic sponsored it last year with great success so we decided to do 
it this year," said junior Karlyn Williams. "It made money, it was fun and 
it was a great way for the team to bond." 

Single students were able to enjoy Feb. 14 too, as there were plenty 
of other activities. The University Program Board (UPB) sponsored a 
"Speed Dating" event. This "dress-to-impress" event was held in the 
Festival Ballroom the Wednesday before Valentine's Day. 

Speed dating officially began when students were presented with a 
"date card" listing 10 males or females they would have the chance to 
"date" throughout the evening. Participants rotated through the stu- 
dents on their cards, conversing with each for four minutes. In case stu- 
dents needed help getting the conversation rolling, conversation start- 
ers were provided at each table. 

"It was kind of weird at first," said sophomore Katie Thisdell. "I mean, 
how much can you really get to know a person in only four minutes? So 
it seemed like a lot of my conversations were similar, talking about the 
basics in our lives." 

After each "date," students checked off one or two of the three options 
on their cards: "date worthy," "friend material" or "not interested." If 
both participants checked the same option, UPB sent their date's name, 
e-mail address and phone number 

"I figured it wouldn't hurt to go to the event, because you never know 
what could happen," said Thisdell. "I could have met a ton of weird guys, 
or some nice ones, or maybe even the one. Who knows!" 

Last but not least, one of the most anticipated Valentine's events on 
campus was Alpha Phi's "King of Hearts Male Auction." In its third year 
running. Alpha Phi's event brought together talented male students and 
a large audience of females in the mood for entertainment. 

"Three guys, Andy Adams, Dan McBride and Michael Daley, did an 
interpretive skit of the movie Titanic to 'My Heart Will Go On' by Celine 
Dion," said Stephanie Tan, Alpha Phi's president. "One was the captain 
of the boat, one guy was Jack, and another guy wore a wig and dressed 
up as Rose. It was a hilarious skit that everyone laughed [at] and en- 

The bidding for the talented gentlemen started at $10 and stopped 
when the bid could no longer be beat. Junior John Rich received the 
highest bid at $110. Alpha Phi raised a total of $1,400, which was do- 
nated to the Alpha Phi Foundation. The foundation supported cardiac 
care through the American Heart Association. 

Whether students were in a budding relationship or enjoying the sin- 
gle life, all were able to take advantage of the events available on cam- 
pus throughout the week of Valentine's Day. 

Vdeniine's Va(j 161 

Ihursday Night lineup 

Students explored Harrisonburg IN • ^^ v' 

hotspots, craving late-night fun I / §y\ J^ I M 1/^ 

By Lianne Palmatier I 

as Thursday approached, many students sought an oppor- 
tunity to celebrate the end of the week. With a slew of res- 
taurants opening their doors to Thursday-night crowds, students 
were guaranteed a variety of options. 

Better known among students as Highlawn, Rocktown Bar and 
Grill was the premier nightspot for years, despite changes of own- 
ership. But after misrepresentation of alcohol sales, the bar was 
forced to shut down and owner Issac Coe was charged with tax 
fraud. Students sought a new Thursday night location. Several 
new and renovated bars and restaurants sprouted, attempting to 
replace Rocktown as the ultimate Thursday destination. 

"I used to go to Rocktown before it closed," said senior Katie 
Hyson. "It was the hot place to be on a Thursday night a nd it ha d 
a great dance floor." ^^^^^ 

The crowded location could practically assure "Siatstudents 

would run into their acquaintances on the dance floor The bar 

catered to students who hoped to push the week's stresses to the 

back burner. -^^^^ ^^^^^ ^^^^ 

"\ like my Thursday night outings to inclirf^^od friend^^od 

music to dance to, and a variety of drink options," said Hyson. 

Harrisonburg restaurants were happy to oblige. Unfortunatelj^B 
being new on a Thursday night was a mi.xed blessing, jimdel's, lo ' 
cated at 1594 S. Main St., saw the influ^^^twdents at^^fruggled 
to meet the demands. ^^^^^^ ^^^^^^ 

"I went to Jimdel's one Thursday after it recently opened" said 
senior Shannon Abbott. "1 had fun and the music was pretty good, 
but the location ran out of beer and I think they were selling six 
packs instead of pitchers. I think that once they meet the demands 
of students, the bar might survive." ^'^ 

Surviving in a town with a student body eager for the latest fun 
required bars to maintain and increase their Thursday night atten- 
dance. Pane's Restaurant, located at 3190 S. Main St., chose to re- 
open its underground country-western bar, Chisolm's, with a new 
look and attitude. The result was the Basement Lounge, with DJ 
Mark Maskell spinning "Classic Thursdays." Chisolm's was closed 
for three years prior to the renovations, but owners hoped to draw 
a new crowd thirsty for a new Thursday hotspot. 
"I decided to host a party at the Basement Lounge after evaluat- 
ing all the other places in town," said Maskell, a 
2008 graduate of the university. "I selected the 
Basement Lounge over all the other places be- 
cause of its size, character, location, style, liquor 
license, staff and overall appeal. The renovations 
are really nice, the bar is beautiful, the decor is 
simple yet stylish and atmosphere is unique, 
warm and inviting." 

Making sure the location was inviting proved 
important because the bar was located farther 
from many students' residences. Still, the club's 
atmosphere drew a large crowd. 

"The Basement Lounge is definitely a unique 
venue with its own feel and vibe," said Maskell. 
"Even though it's one big room, it still has 
warm feel to it because it's hidden in the base- 
ment. It's like a secret underground party. Every 
time 1 come in, 1 feel like I'm part of the under 
ground rave scene in the early '90s because it's 
this really awesome club hidden under a family, 
restaurant — the last place anyone woul 
expect to^^d a wicked nightclub." 

The Artful Dodger relied on its atmosphere as 
well, offering their Thursday nights with a little 

TAKING it to thedance'ftoor. a 
student lets loose on a Thursday night 
,it Bourbon Street during the first 
iinniversary of its opening. The event had 
a semiformal Mardi Gras theme and was 
full of loud music, intense lights, food 
and drinks. Photo by Ncnolie Wall 

162 f&aiiAms 

ose of culture. Salsa classes, followed by salsa music, provided stu- 
dents with an escape from tests and homework. 
Restaurants also offered select happy hour deals. Students could be 

und relaxing with friends at the local Chili's or at El Charro for lower- 
priced margaritas. Dave's Downtown Taverna and Clementine Cafe, lo- 
cated downtown, were also popular options for late-night crowds. 
W" "I like going to Dave's because it's a more relaxing atmosphere," said 
junior Drew Lyons. "I can sit upstairs and get good food while hanging 
out with great friends. 1 like that it's not wall-to-wall people, so I can 
hear the person next to me." 

To compete with the other area's options, Clementine hosted a senior 
night, sponsored by the Student Government Association. 

The event invited seniors to come to Clementine Cafe for free finger 
foods, and to play the collaborative video game. Rock Band, so everyone 
could feel like a rockstar 

Still, live music and ladies' nights dominated Thursday nights. Music 
was a central ingredient that encouraged attendance. So whether stu- 
dents chose The Pub, Bourbon Street or the Basement Lounge, they 
were sure to be entertained. With Rocktown's closing, it was anyone's 
guess what the newest hotspot would prove to be, but there were defi- 
nite possibilities at each restaurant. 

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stage at Bourbon 
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ntinued until 2 a.m. 
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A Fresh Perspective 

By Kaiie Bowles 

Geese and 

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Team Spirit from JMU Peers 

By Dara Silbert 

Snow Day Paradise 

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College on 

the Quad. 

Coined "The College on the Quad" according to its Web site, the Col- 
lege of Arts and Letters (CAAL] was made up of three distinct schools: 
the School of Liberal Arts, the School of International and Public Af- 
fairs and the School of Communication, Information and Media. 

The schools within the college were formerly different divisions. The 
restructuring process began three years ago when faculty workgroups 
suggested dividing the college into three separate entities, according 
to David Jeffrey, dean of CAAL. 

"We anticipate that when the economy improves, the three units, 
now schools, will become colleges with their own deans and gover- 
nance structures," said Jeffrey. 

Regardless of what school students were in, each program was com- 
mitted to helping students achieve common objectives. These included 
improving foundational skills that were fostered by general education 
courses such as writing, critical thinking, information access through 
technology and foreign language. 

Another goal of CAAL was to develop the ability to communicate 
ideas effectively through writing-intensive courses. 

The final goal of CAAL was to enrich cultural perspectives essential to 
effective citizenship in the 21st century. These included global aware- 
ness and appreciation of American cultural diversity. 

Within CAAL, resource and service centers were instituted to advance 
students. The Center for Liberal and Applied Social Sciences [CLASS] 
was a newly created academic unit within CAAL that was created to 
support and enhance creative curricular and scholarly development in 
the social sciences and humanities. CLASS also provided an environ- 
ment that encouraged and sustained faculty innovation in interdisci- 
plinary education. 

The Center for Public Broadcasting also supported the goals set forth 
by the college and allowed the university to serve the public radio lis- 
teners in the Shenandoah Valley and Charlottesville area. There were 
four noncommercial public radio stations that all carried the same 
programming and were licensed to the university's Board of Visitors. 

The overall mission of CAAL was to serve multiple vital needs of stu- 
dents. It offered high quality programs of specialized study in the so- 
cial sciences, humanities, communication and the arts. CAAL provided 
a challenging array of courses designed to promote lifelong learning 
and rich cultural opportunities for students and the entire university 
community, information compiled from 

an's office 

David Jeffrey, Dean 

Carolyn Ware, Administrative Assistant 
Laura Wiseman, Secretary 

Joseph Fitzgerald, Computing Liaison 


ComnuHiication Studies 


Foreign Languages, Literatures & Cultures 


International Affairs 

Justice Studies 

Media Arts & Design 

Philosophy & Religion 

Political Science 

Public Policy & Administration 

Sociology & Anthropology 

Writing, Rhetoric & Technical Communication 

Most Popular Majors: 
Media Arts & Design (717] 
Communication Studies (593) 
English (429] 

Full-Time Undergraduates: 3,631 

Part-Time Undergraduates: 79 









SENIOR Eileen Graham 
looks on as photojournalism 
instructor Tommy 
Thompson explains 
different types of flashes. 
The class required 
participation and a 
professional portfolio as 
the final project. Photo by 
Megan Mori 

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Always a reader, Inman Majors noticed in high school that most 
of the fiction he read was set in New York, Boston or Paris. The 
novel, "Death in the Family," by James Agee, was a "revelation" for 
the fiction-writing professor 

Set in Knoxville, Tenn., Majors' hometown, the novel made it 
easy for him to relate the setting as well as the author's insight. 
When he read the words of Agee, he knew he wanted to be a writ- 
er. However, he did not tell anyone because he was unsure how 
to capture his dream. He took one fiction writing class in college, 
but it was not until he turned 26 that he decided to go to graduate 
school to pursue the art of writing. 

Majors worked dually as a professor in the creative writing de- 
partment and a published author of three novels. His most recent 
novel, "The Millionaires," was published in January 2009. Majors 
traveled to promote the political novel, a stark contrast from his 
previous two novels, dramatic and comedic pieces respectively. 

"1 never want to write the same book twice," said Majors. 

He made it a habit to write two to four pages a day in the morn- 
ings, when his mind was less cluttered. 

"I'm more natural in the morning," said Majors. 
His position at the university was the first job that afforded 
him time to write during the school year. He wrote 
at the computer for about two hours a day, com- 
piling about 20 pages a week. "The Millionaires" 
was a four-year process, including writing, edit- 
ing and publishing. 

He tried a more serious approach for his first 
novel, but it took three years to get published. 
Knowing he had to continue writing, the idea of 
another serious novel was "too depressing." He 
tried comedy and said even if it did not get pub- 
lished, he could make himself laugh for a couple 
years while he wrote it. 

The comedy genre suited him well because it 
encapsulated his laid-back attitude and sense of 
humor that was apparent not only through his 
writing, but also in the classroom setting. 

The average class period was a discussion-based 
workshop led by the students. The class arranged 
their desks in a circle, including Majors, to ease 
the communication when critiquing one another's 
work. Four pieces of fiction were typically reviewed 

LISTENING to his stuudents' 

suggestions, Professor Inman 

Majors fields comments 

during a class workshop. Many 

students found his creative 

writing classes popular due to 

the usefullness of his detailed 

critiques. Photo by Natalie Wall 

By Karlyn Williams 

in a class period. 

"The critiques aren't hard to take, but he won't let anyone be dis- 
respectful," said senior Sarah Delia. "He'll counter a negative com- 
ment with a positive one." 

The teaching style Majors used was unlike that of most profes- 
sors. Insisting he was not the only person with valid opinions and 
suggestions to offer, he wanted the students to learn from one an- 
other's successes and struggles by recommending their own com- 
ments to their peers rather than relying solely on his commentary. 

"He offers more guidance than instruction," said senior Kristina 
ErkenBrack. "He told us there is not one way to write, and to better 
your writing you have to do a lot of bad writing before you do good 

Senior Kenny Lass described Majors' teaching style as selfless and 
refreshing, finding his subtle writing tips the most interesting part 
of class. 

"Every now and then Majors will slip in some of his thoughts about 
writing," said Lass. "Sometimes 1 think if you aren't listening closely 
enough you might miss them. But this isn't because he doesn't want 
us to get better He just doesn't want us to be forced to believe what 
he believes about writing." 

i7H CUsses 

Matthew Alcide; History; New Hyde Park, N.Y. 

Alex AUenchey; Philosophy And Religion; Arlington, Va. 

[ohn Almquist; History; Falls Church, Va. 

Travis Altomonte; Anthropology; Staten Island, N.Y. 

Steven Anzuini; TSC; Highstown, N.|. 

[Brittany Astrup; International Affairs; Hackettstown, N.J. 

Ashley Bertoni; Political Science; Centreville, Va. 
Thomas Bluestein; History; Virginia Beach, Va. 
Nicole Bradshaw; English; Franklin, Va. 

Kathleen Brennan; Communication Studies; Nashua, N.H. 
Joanna Brenner; SMAD; Middletown, Md. 
Nicole Brigagliano; SMAD; Malverne, N.Y. 

Tanique Carter; Sociology; Glen Allen, Va. 
Lauren Catalano; Anthropology; Washington, N.] 
Leslie Cavin; SMAD; Roanoke, Va. 

Ross Chilcoat; Communication Studies; Elicott City, Md. 

Lindsey Cooper; SMAD; Staunton, Va. 

Courtney Cornwell; International Affairs; Virginia Beach, Va.l 


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Heather Cote; Communication Studies; Richmond, Va. 

Christopher Craig; History; Munasquan, N.J. 

Kathryn Daughtry; Political Science; Richmond, Va. 



Caitlin Davis; Studio Art; Downingtown, Pa. 

Sarah Delia; English; Herndon, Va. 

ourtney Dixon; Communication Studies; Montgomery, N.Y. 

ICourtney Doby; Communication Studies; Fredericksburg, Va. 
William Driggers; International Affairs; Fairfax, Va. 
Samantha Elchenko; SMAD; New Hope, Pa. 

Paula Ferguson; Communication Studies; Troutville, Va. 

Erin Finch; English; Midlothian, Va. 

John Fitzmaurice; History; Nutley, N.|. 

Jennifer Frey; SMAD; Perry Hall, Md. 

Jeffrey Genota; Political Science; Falls Church, Va. 

Ryan Girard; Political Science; Centreville, Va. 

Lindsey Golden; Justice Studies; Oak Hill, Va. 

Christopher Gray; History; Chesapeake, Va. 

Christina Guglielmo; TSC; Allendale, N.J. 

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'Y T' * It By Katie Thisdell^ 

Visual Impact 

Walking into the Institute of Visual Studies (IVS] in Roop Hall, students ■ 

found a large, open area instead of a traditional classroom. There was a com- ^ 

fortable sitting area with chairs and couches, an office, high-tech equipment 
and tables that were easily moved. Several times each semester the space was 
filled with exhibits that showcased students' work or complemented current 

IVS created multidisciplinary courses for students that explored the power 
of images. Director David Ehrenpreis developed the institute with faculty 
members from different departments. 

"I noticed people all around campus were using images more and more," 
said Ehrenpreis. "Everyone looks at images differently, and we wanted to 
capture that enthusiasm of looking at them in a multidisciplinary way." 

The IVS offered two courses each semester, limiting class size to about 16 
students. Each class was discussion-based and team-taught by two professors 
from different departments. 

In normal university courses, Ehrenpreis said students typically did not have the chance to create new 
things based on what they were learning. He wanted them to explore new concepts and take risks with their 

"They are somewhat experimental classes," explained Ehrenpreis. "The hope was to do something that you 
don't normally get to do." 

Junior Oksana Naumenko liked how her "Studio Seminar in Aesthetics" course was structured. The combi- 
nation of psychology, philosophy and art challenged her, especially with the complicated readings. 

"It was interesting to hear different perspectives of students in different disciplines," said Naumenko. "It 
was really interesting to hear things that were so different from my own ideas." 

Students created projects throughout each course to reflect its topics. Each semester culminated in an exhibition. For example, 
Naumenko hoped her project evoked the feelings of awe and chills. She and other members of her small group covered a ceiling 
with photos and images of treetops and sky so viewers would have the effect of lying on the ground in a forest. 
Other IVS courses included Image and Text: The Art of Persuasion, and Math and Art: Beautiful Rigor. 

Senior Grace Barth took the image and text course, which Ehrenpreis co-taught with English professor Kurt Schick. Barth also 
interned with IVS in 2008. 

"We analyzed persuasive elements in visual media as well as the art of rhetoric in writing," said Barth. "The class had a much 
less traditional structure than all other classes I have taken. Since IVS is an experimental space, we were free to bring things to 
class that we thought were relevant or explore things that interested us, and I really liked the freedom and flexibility of that." 

Many of the final projects for the exhibit were 
related to different types of campaigns. "It looked 
great and brought together faculty, staff, friends 
and other members of the JMU community who 
came to see what we had accomplished," said 

Ehrenpreis said all the students taking IVS 
courses were highly motivated and excited to be 
learning in new ways. 

"You bend your mind in ways they're not nor- 
mally bent," he said, "and that's the whole point." 

A VISUAL studies 

assignment captivates 
studentsas they put 
their final touches 
on their project. The 
students had the 
opportunity to use an 
3-D printer that made 
plastic models using 
computer files. Photo 
courtesy of Institute for 
Visual Studies 

COMBINING the disciplines of 
art and math, students in IVS 
create works of visual impact. 
Students vi/ere required to 
keep journals to reflect on 
their images and ideas. Photo 
courtesy of Institute for Visual 






G&niors 177 

By Caitlin Harrison 

A Vassion tor People 

MORE than two million 
flamingos make up the 
background as students 
studying abroad in Kenya 
walk over the birds' 
feathers, bones and dung. 
The students headed 
back to the vehicles and 
continued to explore 
Nakuru National Park. 
Photo courtesy of Sarah 

For more than a decade, Jennifer Coff- 
man worked in the Kajiado District in Ke- 
nya, researching wildUfe conservation and 
wildhfe resource management. Coffman 
regularly led study abroad trips to Kenya 
and traveled there with students during 
the summers of 2003, 2005 and 2007. Be- 
tween May and June, students from the uni- 
versity could earn six credits studying a wide range of topics from 
anthropology to the environment. 

"I think everyone who takes her class realizes what a great person 
she is, but being able to go to Kenya with her was an honor," said 
senior Colleen Mahoney. "Thanks to her, I learned so much on my 
trip and had a life-changing experience." 

Traveling and studying in Kenya helped senior Justin Broughman 
decide how he wanted to spend his working life. 

"Over the past six or so years, Dr. Coffman 
has created one of the most unique study 
abroad programs at JMU," said Broughman. 
"It is easily the greatest thing that 1 have ever 
done in my life, hence why I'm dedicating my 
adult life to Africa". 

An Africana studies minor, Broughman 
planned to return to Kenya on an internship 
with Coffman after graduation. 

Coffman was an anthropology professor at the 
university, but also taught Africana studies, en- 
vironmental studies and interdisciplinary lib- 
eral studies courses. She took the time to learn 
each student's name, giving the class a personal 

"What makes Dn Coffman special is that she 
has an undying passion for the material on 
which she teaches," said Broughman. "Because 
of her passion for the subject matter and all- 

POSED for a photo in the Kajiado District in 

Kenya, Jennifer Coffman and friends enjoy some 

leisure time. The men helped students learn 

about the different cultures and landscapes in 

Kenya. Photo courtesy of Jennifer Coffman 

around friendly demeanor, the class, in turn, becomes enjoyable." 

Coffman also created and oversaw the university's Farm Intern- 
ship program, an internship where students worked with local 
farmers while learning agricultural techniques. 

"Although they ate daily, they had little knowledge about the ori- 
gins or production processes of what they consumed," said Coff- 

Students received credits for participating in a variety of farm- 
ing practices, including small-scale farming techniques, renewable 
energy and local ecology. 

"Dn Coffman is an absolute wealth of information, and is clearly 
passionate about what she teaches," said senior Sarah Midkiff "She 
pushes students to make real connections and contextualizes ev- 
erything that is being discussed. You learn an incredible amount in 
each lecture, and it's difficult not to get excited about what you're 

Outside the university, Coffman was on the board for a program 
called Carolina for Kibera (CFK] that provided athletic programs 
to youths living in Kibera, East Africa's largest slum. The program 
was affiliated with the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill, 
and helped to stop violence through developments within the com- 
munity. CFK promoted youth leadership and cooperation between 
different ethnicities and genders. 

"She is the most intelligent person 1 have ever met and she is in- 
credibly interesting to listen to," said Mahoney. 

Broughman agreed. "Upon graduation, 1 aspire to be like Dn Coff- 
man," he said. "She has dedicated her life and professional career 
to a handful of issues and topics and is the most devoted person to 
her research that I have ever had the privilege of meeting." 

17^ Classes 

Lauren Hafer; Justice Studies; Elverson, Pa. 

Sara Hagan; Communication Studies; Centerville Va. 

Emily Haines; International Affairs; McLean, Va. 

Ariana Harner; Political Science; Staunton, Va. 
Bridget Henig; Communication Studies; Rockville, Md. 
Turner Hilliker; SMAD; Dumfries, Va. 

Phillip Hoegel; SMAD; Ashburn, Va. 
Emily Hoffman; SMAD; Mathews, Va. 
Jeana Horton; SMAD; )onesville, Va. 

Brian Hurst; SMAD; Springfield, Va. 

Meghan Hyatt; SMAD; Richmond, Va. 

Krisztina Jankura; Political Science; Oakville, Ontario 

Heather Killen; Anthropology; Gordonsville, Va. 
Chiquita King; SMAD; Franklin, Va. 
Justin Kirkland; English; Boydton, Va. 

Jennifer Koch; Modern Foreign Languages; Floral Park, N.Y. 
Michael Kump; SMAD; Smithtown, N.Y. 
Laura Kurth; English; Springfield, Va. 





Joseph Lagravenese; SMAD; Clinton, N.]. 

Kenneth Lass; Enghsh; New Orleans, La. 

David Lawrence; Philosophy And Religion; Wayne, 


Nicole Lee; Communication Studies; Chester, Va. 
Rebecca Leggett; SMAD; Roanoke, Va. 
1 [ennifer Lloyd; Modern Foreign Languages; Lancaster, Pa. 

Colleen Mahoney; SMAD; Guilford, Conn. 
Russell Maynard; International Affairs; Fredericksburg, Va. 
Colleen McPadden; Communication Studies; Herndon, Va. 

Michael Moeck; Sociology; Stephens City, Va. 
Megan Mori; SMAD; Richmond, Va. 
Molly Mueller; SMAD; Midland, Va. 

Adrienne O'Rourke; SMAD; Westfield, N.j. 

Hilary Page; Anthropology; Franklin Co., Va. 

Nicole Pallardy; Spanish; Leesburg, Va. 

Quinncee Payne; Communication Studies; Bear, Del 

|Macie Pridgen; Communication Studies; Virginia Beach, Va. 

Crystal Prigmore; Anthropology; Alexandria, Va 

- "^ By Steph Synoracki 

Point. focu5. Snoot 

Freezing moments in time, School of Media Arts and Design 225: 
Photojournalism (SMAD 225) incorporated creative angles, artistic 
talent and documentation of events. An active photographer him- 
self, SMAD instructor Tommy Thompson had taught photojournal- 
ism at the university for more than 30 years. Thompson captured 
the minds of students eager to learn the skills and composition 
needed to be a photojournalist. 

Thompson referred to the class as "boot camp" due to its intense, 
hands-on nature. "They learn by making mistakes," said Thomp- 

Students learned the basics of photography and grasped an un- 
derstanding of techniques in class, but most of the class was fo- 
cused on outside assignments that would prepare them for the real 
world. A portfolio consisting of a minimum of 20 photographs was 
the final assignment, accounting for 50 percent of the final grade 
for the course. 

Thompson wanted to force students outside of their comfort 
zones. For example, one assignment was to photograph President 
Linwood H. Rose performing his official duties around campus, 
such as declaring Mr. and Ms. Madison at the Homecoming halftime 
show. Another assignment required students to photograph formal 
portraits of public officials, such as the police chief or mayor. 

"They can't be in a cocoon bubble," said Thompson. 

Students typically enjoyed the fast pace and variety of assign- 

"The class was a hands-on extravaganza," said junior Sean Young- 
berg. "We took pictures of events ranging from [Obama's visit to 
JMU] to children trick-or-treating, and everything in between." 

Typically, the course was filled to capacity during registration, 
meaning only 17 students had the chance to experience the cov- 

eted class per semester. 

"I only got in because I stalked the class on e-campus all summer 
long to watch for someone to drop it, and it paid off," said junior 
Jessica Dodds. 

SMAD 225 was the only photojournalism course offered at the 
university, something Thompson took pride in. Students complet- 
ed anywhere from 12 to 15 assignments during the semester in 
addition to the final portfolio. These projects helped students to 
develop a professional portfolio for future job opportunities. 

Students needed a digital single-lens reflex [SLR] camera for the 
course. If they did not own an SLR camera, they had the opportu- 
nity to borrow one from the SMAD checkout center or rent one for 
the semester at Glen's Fair Price, a local camera store downtown. 

Many guest speakers visited the class and talked about their pho- 
tojournalism experiences to provide tips on what employers look 
for. Normally, three or four former students were among these guest 
speakers, including award-winning photojournalist Casey Temple- 
ton, a 2006 graduate. Templeton, who spoke to the class during the 
fall semester, had been named 2005 College Photographer of the 
Year, and was working as a professional wedding photographer 

Thompson received his diploma from the university when it was 
called Madison College. After graduation, he became the supervi- 
sor of photography for the university and held the position for 28 

"I've been able to achieve most of my goals," said Thompson, 
"even though 1 stayed local." Thompson was also a freelance pho- 
tographer for United Press International for 15 years. In 2009, he 
was still an active photographer, changing his focus to work more 
with corporate material. 
With a wealth of experience and knowledge in the photography 

field, Thompson was able to shed light 
on many principles of photojournal- 

"He really knows what he's talking 
about and has tons of experience," 
said Dodds. 

The best part about teaching photo- 
journalism to students was his pride 
in their work, according to Thompson. 
He loved to see his former students 
succeed and hoped he gave them a 
little bit of guidance. 

"Thompson is the kind of professor 
shy people have nightmares about," 
said Youngberg. "He's open, outgoing 
and critical. But he is one of the best 
teachers I've had at JMU." 

CAMERAS ready, instructor 
Tommy Thompson and students 
experiment witin a variety of flash 
settings. Junior Sean Youngberg 
said, "I am not artsy and had no 
photo experience coming into the 
class, but I left with newly honed 
skills and a new found love of 
photography." Photo by Megan Mori 




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-p^ #1 I • By Karlyn Williams -|^ #' | ^ 

Building Bridges 

Through her teaching and vokinteering experiences, Spanish pro- 
fessor Karina Kline-Gabel realized the Latino community in Harri- 
sonburg was burying rather than embracing its heritage. Her goal 
became to help bilingual and bicultural youth discover courage and 
confidence in the Latino culture, something that she had taken for 
c/5 granted as a child of a Columbian mother and an American-born father 

(^ A pen pal program was Kline-Gabel's first idea, which morphed 

a into a face-to-face program known as AMISTAD, the Spanish word for 

^ friendship. Funding for the change came from a $10,000 grant from 

y. the Office of International Programs. 

The grant afforded AMISTAD the ability to set up an after-school 

4—> program at Thomas Harrison Middle School (THMS). Kline-Gabel 

^ was able to provide a unique experience for the middle school stu- 

^_i dents and university volunteers by bringing in speakers and having 

O craft days with elaborate supplies to ease the initial tension between 

^ university student volunteers and THMS students. THMS had been 

QJ the only school where the program was held, but there was interest 

-^ at three other middle schools in the area. 

(^ "It's the happiest and saddest circumstance because though it's flattering, we don't want to develop too 

quickly," said Kline-Gabel. 

Focusing the program around middle school students was ideal for the program, according to Kline-Gabel. 
She believed that they were at the best point in life to be mentored. The university students often experienced 
a role reversal when the middle school students taught them something about the Latino culture. 

The program was not just about cultural exchange, but also friendship. AMlSTAD's motto was "building bridges through friendships." 
AMISTAD provided outdoor games, music and trivia activities during the after-school program to connect the American and Latino cul- 
tures while developing relationships between the volunteers and students. 
Junior Grace Pemberton participated in AMISTAD for the past three semesters and her favorite activity was a mock election. 
The week before the election, the volunteers taught the students about the electoral system, democracy and the roll of the presidency 

through trivia. Following the game, all students 


SMILES can be seen around 
the table as senior Melissa 
Class and children at AMISTAD 
discuss the differences in 
their cultures. AMISTAD gave 
the children the opportunity 
to speak their minds about 
whatever the subject was that 
day. Photo courtesy of Karina 
Kline Oabel 

cast their own ballots and received an "1 Voted" 
iced cupcake. 

"1 think the kids enjoyed this because people 
were actually concerned about their opinions and 
included them in a process that one day awaits 
them," said Pemberton. 

A volunteer needed to be decently fluent in 
Spanish when the program first began. However, 
due to the second and third generation bilingual 
middle school students who participated in the 
program, this was no longer a requirement. 
"Today, any JMU student with any major can ben- 
efit from AMISTAD, as long as they have an inter- 
,,-.„.....^ L, , est in the Latino culture," 

LEARNING about Latino 

cuture, a student goes said Kline-Gabel. 

through worksheets with 
children at AMISTAD. 
Along with readings about 
Latino culture, students 
played games, listened 
to music and danced 
with the children. Photo 
( curtesy ot Karma Kline- 

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Aldis Rasums; SMAD; Hackettstown, N.J. 

Emily Reid; English; Franktown, Va. 

Renee Revetta Media Arts And Design Export PA 

Darley Richard; English; Virginia Beach, Va. 
Sarah Robarge; SMAD; Harrisonburg, Va. 
Michele Robel; English; Baltimore, Md. 

Kelly Robinson; justice Studies; Alexandria, Va. 
Frederick Rose; Communication Studies; Virginia Beach, Va 
Steven Sacalis; Political Science; Voorhees, N.|. 

Dana Shifflett; Political Science; Ruckersville, Va. 
Julia Simcox; International Affairs; Chantilly, Va. 
leffrey Skutnik, |r; SMAD; Westport, Conn. 

Casey Smith; Communication Studies; Newport News, Va. 
Kiera Smith; Communication Studies; Westwood, N.J. 
Morgan Sohl; Modern Foreign Languages; Eatontown, N.J. 

Joanna Solch; SMAD; Ringwood, N.J. 

Daniel St. John; Justice Studies; Newport News, Va. 

laynell Stoneman; SMAD; Middletown, Del. 









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Krister) Strunk; Political Science; Centieville, Va. 

Alyson Therres; SMAD; Hampstead, Md. 

Kristi Vansickle; Anthropology; Bowie, Md. 

Timothy Wacha; Sociology; West Caldwell, N.|. 

Alison Ward; SMAD; Herndon, Va. 

Cody Warner; Philosophy and Religion; Williamsburg, Va. 

Jacqueline Weisbecker; Communication Studies; Plainsboro, N.|. 

Jessica Wells; Political Science; Baskerville, Va. 

Lori Whitacre; SMAD; White Post, Va. 

Katelyn Williams; English; Roanoke, Va. 

Walter Williams; International Affairs; Powhatan, Va. 

Whitney Wilson; SMAD; Tappahannock, Va. 

Sarah Woodhouse; Communication Studies; Virginia Beach, Va. 

# /^ "W ' 1 i -1 " ^ By Steph Synoracki • g 

i/e, Liberty, Pursuit 

Professor Elaine Chisek, who received her Juris Doctor and Master 
of Laws from Tulane Law School, taught Political Science 326: Civil 
Rights [POSC 326} by focusing mainly on Supreme Court decisions in 
her discussion-based course. Students discussed topics such as the 
free speech and religion clauses in the First Amendment, cruel and 
unusual punishment in the Eighth Amendment and the Equal Protec- 
tion Clause in the Fourteenth Amendment. 

One of the course's objectives was to provide "an overview of the 
perennial issues presented to governments committed to preserv- 
ing individual rights and liberties," said Chisek. Students also worked 
on "developing and sharpening critical thinking and argumentation 
skills" through analysis of specific Supreme Court rulings. 

Senior Cliff Sacalis decided to take Chisek's class after discussing 
Court decisions in another one of her courses, Constitutional Law. 
"Professor Chisek is, and this is tough for me to say, the most en- 
thusiastic teacher I've had in the political science department," said 
Sacalis. "You can tell she really puts her emotion into teaching and 
enjoys what she does." 

Senior Jeff Watson also had similar feelings about the class and 
Chisek's manner of teaching. "Professor Chisek is an extraordinary 
professor... her teaching style is great," said Watson. "[We had] an 
open discussion and explanation of each case we studied." 

Watson explained that Chisek came into teaching this course with 
an impressive amount of experience with law. 

"Those experiences further allow her to teach this class efficiently 

[and it] doesn't really feel like you're listening to another person re- 
gurgitate the information back to you," said Watson. 

Students were required to read and understand difficult texts and 
apply class discussions to hypothetical law situations on Chisek's 
exams, according to Sacalis. Students also needed to think "critically 
and analyze current cases on the docket and present them in mock 
trial [format] to the class," he said. 

One aspect of the course Sacalis most enjoyed was learning about 
what rights individuals "try to claim and vice versa, and [what rights] 
the government tries to deny," said Sacalis. Through constant 

discussion of Supreme Court decisions and their impact on citizens of 
the United States, students gained an appreciation for their rights and 
for the challenges the Court faced in making a decision. 

Students who took POSC 326 were prepared to enter any area of law 
due to the course load and depth of discussions. 

"As a JMU student preparing for law school in fall 2009, 1 feel like this 
class really brushed up on some important skills I'll be using in law 
school," said Sacalis. 

Both Sacalis and Watson recommended that students take Chisek's 
course because it dealt with individual rights, and students were 
bound to find more than one of the course topics interesting. 

"I can't stress enough how much I got out of this course," said Sacalis. 
"It challenged me academically and got my mind churning on all dif- 
ferent aspects of the government and our rights as citizens." 


Professor Elain Chisek 
discusses Supreme 
Court cases during class. 
"The majority of class 
time is spent reading an 
analyzing the Supreme 
Court's landmark and 
recent decisions in the 
areas of civil liberties 
and individual righs," 
said Chisek. Photo by 
Julia Simcox 




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Snow Me 
tne Money 

Ranked in the top 5 percent of undergraduate business schools in 
the nation by BusinessWeek, the university's College of Business (COB) 
contained rigorous courses and influential professors. 

"All of the COB classes are challenging in their own way," said junior 
Jordan Liles. "But the professors are willing to go over everything and 
work with you." 

With dark brown marble floors and round tables that were con- 
stantly filled by studying students, Zane Showker Hall was home to 
most COB classes. 

The college's mission was to "commit to preparing students to be 
active and engaged citizens who are exceptionally well-qualified lead- 
ers for success in a global competitive marketplace," according to its 
Web site. Continually updating the program, COB tried to maintain its 
competitive nature with other undergraduate business programs. 

To be accepted into COB, students were required to take 10 core 
business classes while maintaining above a 2.8 GPA. Within the col- 
lege, majors chose from 10 undergraduate programs, including ac- 
counting, economics, marketing and quantitative finance. 

One of the most widely known COB courses was COB 300. Through 
this semester-long, 12-credit class, students worked in small groups 
to create a professional business plan. The business plan integrated 
finance, marketing, operations and management. 

"Everyone always says it's so challenging, and it was, but it was also 
the most rewarding class I've ever taken," said junior Will Toler. "It 
was an interesting experience. You learn to work with people you 
don't know." 

In 2008, COB graduates who took the Uniform Certified Public Ac- 
countants Examination had the 11th highest pass rate in the nation 
among students without advanced degrees. The CPA exam was a li- 
censing examination that certified accountants, helping graduates 
obtain better jobs after graduation. 

"I think the business school is well-known because the professors 
are very qualified and have a ton of experience in their fields," said 

"All the teachers always have such vast experience, whether in writ- 
ing books, winning awards or working high up in the professional 
field," said Liles. "They really take what they know from their fields 

and help students to apply it." \nlniini,lii,n , nmnilnl Imm imuMiu/t.ulal,\q/UH 


Robert Reid, Dean 

Philip DuBose, Associate Dean, 

Academic Programs 
Kimberly Foreman, Associate Dean, 

Human Resource & Administration 
Joyce Guthrie, Associate Dean, 

Student Services 


Computer Information Systems 


Finance and Business Law 

Hospitahty and Tourism Management 

International Business 



Management Science 

Quantitative Finance 

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COB by the 

Most Popular Majors: 
Marketing (824] 
Finance [735] 
Management (705) 

Full-Time Undergraduates: 3,831 

Part-Time Undergraduates: 83 



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their notes, students listen 
to a class held in Zane 
Showker Hall. Students 
often stayed in Showker 
between classes to catch 
up on homework. Photo by 
Tiffany Brown 

Genlors V2Q 




Mind Your 

# By Beth Principi 

Own Business 

The "Crystal Ball" Doritos advertisement cost $2000 to create 
and ended up No. 1 in USA Today's Ad Meter focus group, awarding 
the unemployed creators of the commercial a $1 million prize from 
Frito-Lay. The creators, two brothers who considered themselves 
entrepreneurs, took their idea and made it a reality. 

"1 think the same thing could happen here, a team can come out 
and change the world," said Dennis Tracz, the director for the Cen- 
ter for Entrepreneurship (CFE) in the College of Business. 

The CPE held the Sustainable Business Plan Competition in April, 
which allowed students to take their ideas to the next level. 

"Each team submitted an executive summary," said Carol Ham- 
ilton, the assistant director for the CFE. The judges then selected 
eight to 10 teams to move into the semifinals round. The decision 
was based on theprofitability of the market and the viability of the 
plan, according to Hamilton. 

The semifinalists submitted final business plans and four finalists 
were chosen. The finalists were selected based on "the proximity 
to launch, long-term viability of the business model, future growth 
potential and strength of the sustainability component in the busi- 
ness plans," said Hamilton. The four finalists pitched their ideas to 
the judges in April in a competition that was open to the public. 

In past years, the competition was open only to business majors, 
but 2009 was the first year that the Sustain- 
able Business Plan Competition was offered 
to the university as a whole. 

"We extended eligibility to graduate and 
undergraduate students, alumni, faculty 
and staff to encourage innovation and en- 

trepreneurship among the )MU nation," said Hamilton. "Successful 
venture teams are comprised of individuals with a variety of skills 
and experience. Solo acts are difficult to launch. Our non-business 
majors are often the 'idea' people, while our business majors ask 
'but how do we make money?' It is a wonderful combination." 

The competition opened doors to future opportunities. "Winners 
of the university-wide competitions are eligible to participate in 
other competitions," said Tracz. 

By extending the eligibility, the competition had the potential of 
harvesting an array of different innovative ideas. Many ideas were 
directed towards sustainability in the environment. 

"Since green technology requires high capital investment, I ex- 
pected to see more tangible approaches to sustainability, such as 
resource conservation," said Hamilton. 

A brighter and "greener" future required new and exciting ideas. 
The Sustainable Business Plan Competition gave these ideas a 
chance to flourish. 

"The JMU Sustainable Business Plan Competition brings the JMU 
community and local community together by building businesses," 
said Hamilton. "It creates jobs and boosts the economy in the re- 
gion. Together we can achieve a better quality of life for ourselves 
and future generations." 

CONVENING, on a sunny Sunday afternoon, 

junlorTylerConta, sophomore Allison Bailey, 

sophomore Bagsby Pharr, senior John Nettles 

and junior Heather Robertson from the "Net 

Impact" organization discuss ways to bring 

sustainability to the business world. "We are 

trying to bring JMU one step closer to being 

green,"said Nettles. P/ioro by ies/ieCavm 

190 Classes 

Kurt Austin; Finance; Baltimore, Md. 

Leah Babel; Accounting; Olmsted Falls, Ohio 

Alexander Bailey; Management; North Reading, Mass. 

Andrew Bailey; Finance; Herndon, Va. 

Chonie Bailey; Finance; Waynesboro, Va. 

Nathaniel Balos; International Business; Orange County, Calif. 

lasmine Banks; HTM; Southhampton, N.Y. 
Stephany Barber; International Business; Riva, Md. 
Brent Beissel; Finance; Mohrsville, Pa. 

Rachael Beloff; HTM; Langhorne, Pa. 
Zachary Blanco; Accounting; Levittown, Pa. 
Brad Bloomer; Finance; Wallkill, N.Y. 

Vaneli Bojkova; HTM; Herndon, Va. 

lames Bourne ]r; International Business; Vienna, Va. 

Jerrica Browder; Accounting; Sutherland, Va. 

Rachel Bruton; Marketing; Silver Spring, Md. 
Mark Bushey; Marketing; Gardners, Pa. 
Nicholas Campo; Finance; Bay Shore, N.Y. 









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Hunter Caudill; Quantitative Finance; Chesapeake, Va. 

Julia Chase; Accounting; Cumberland, Maine 

lessica Chocklett; Marketing; Daleviile, Va. 

Christopher Clark; Finance; Alexandria, Va. 

Carol Clemmensen; HTM; Langhorne, Pa. 

Matthew Cogossi; Management; Williamsburg, Va. 

Thomas Costello; Finance; Vienna, Va. 

Lance Cothern; Accounting; Harrisonburg, Va. 

Elizabeth Crew; Marketing; Montpelier, Va. 

Michael D'Amico; Management; Centreville, Va. 

Zachary Devesty; Quantitative Finance; Navesink, N.]. 

Christopher Dewitt; Marketing; Middletown, Md. 

Steven Dewitt; Finance; Middletown, Md. 

Diana Doody; Marketing; Virginia Beach, Va. 

Leslie Duscotch; Accounting; Sterling, Va. 

Kristen Dotson; Management; Suffolk, Va. 
Jonathan Doyle; Finance; Kings Park, N.Y. 
Kevin Dubs; Management; Annandale, Va. 

reaching . 

^^m^ C^ J § ^ # By Matt Johnson 


A thought in passing became a reality in 2005 when Harrison- 
burg's Chinese Language School opened and instructors began 
teaching their students Chinese language and culture. 

The idea arose when history professor J. Chris Arndt, father of 
two adopted Chinese girls, mentioned to business professor Ping 
Wang that he wanted his girls to someday attend a Chinese school, 
but the closest one was in Charlottesville. 

"It turns out that Dr. Wang is kind of the central organizing force 
for the local Chinese community," said Arndt. "So he came to our 
[Chinese New Year] celebration and announced that he was estab- 
lishing a Chinese school for children." 

Wang, Arndt and Arndt's wife, Andi, worked together to open the 
school. The Arndts advertised the school and found a place to call 
home: the Muhlenberg Lutheran Church on Route 33. Wang found 
a teacher and other resources the school would need. In 2005, the 
school was ready to open. 

"We established this school for children, adopted children, and 
also anyone else who is interested," said Chris. "And it's primar- 
ily so children originally from China can learn about their culture 
, [and] some language skills." 

The school taught students Chinese language and culture through 
various methods. They made crafts using Chinese characters, 
learned Chinese folk dances and played recognition games such 

as "Simon Says" using Chinese words, which helped the students 
learn basic words and numbers. 

Andi felt like the school gave even more to its students. 

"If these children, in the future, want to travel to China, want to 
search for more personal history in China, want to work for some 
kind of organization that straddles the East and the West, they 
would have the choice," said Andi. "What [the school] gives them 
is the choice." 

The Arndts said that their daughters, Olivia and Ruby, enjoyed 
going to the school, which met every Saturday at 10 a.m. 

"It maintains their cultural heritage," said Chris. "That's some- 
thing that they need to know about, and when you adopt a child 
[from China], the Chinese government urges you to do that." 

Not only was the school helping its students, but the community 
as well. Wang said that sometimes the group helped bridge the 
gap for visiting Chinese citizens on business. 

"1 think in a sense, when you talk about community, over the 
years we had a lot of contacts talk about [their] businesses in Chi- 
na and ask me to help them," said Wang. "So we did some of those 
translations [for them]." 

Each year the school added one or two students to the roster, 
and with a growing Chinese community, it appeared that the 
school would be a lasting institution. 

BOOKS before them, 
students learn the 
basics of speaking 
Chinese from Professor 
Ping Wang. The school 
was open to a variety 
of ages, ranging 
from young children 
to adults Photo by 
Donovan Seow 




Gemors 193 

The Game 

By Katie Thisdell 

Senior Amanda Panuline did not want to learn about the busi 
ness world from her parents. Though they had tried to tell her that 
certain skills would give her an edge in her future, she did not be- 
lieve them. 

Then they enrolled her in the College of Business' [COB) "Real 
Skills for Real Life" and "Outclass the Competition" seminars. After 
just a few weeks, she understood what her parents were talking 

"1 just hope to gain a bit more knowledge about business, and 
by getting this pretty brief overview, I think it will just allow me 
to expand my ideas about the future and maybe help me become 
aware of new opportunities," explained Panuline. 

The course was first offered in 1999, when COB joined with the 
Virginia Society of Certified Public Accountants to teach students 
valuable real-world information. Speakers discussed different 
types of insurance, financial markets, job search tips, and advice 
on interviews and job applications. 

"These life skills are things students normally wouldn't learn 
in an academic setting but they need in everyday life," said Susan 
Floyd, the program's coordinator 

For seven weeks, students listened to accomplished business 
professionals speak on a range of issues. In Zane Showker Hall, 
at least 60 students learned about topics 
from personal banking to legal matters. 

"1 think the speakers we have had are 
really helpful because they have so much 
direct experience," said Panuline. "The 
stigma associated with business is that it 
is a somewhat drab field, but the speakers 
really break the information down into lay- 
man's terms and make it interesting." 

The separate etiquette session was new 
for 2009, after a pilot seminar one night 
the previous year 

"Etiquette is definitely an essential skill," 

said Floyd. "You can get in the door with a 

resume and cover letter, but then you have 

seven seconds to make an impression." 

Through the five-week etiquette program, 

RESPONDING to a question 

from a student, David Penrod 

speal<s about understanding 

financial marl<ets. Life skills 

topics included personal 

banking, legal matters, job 

searching and financial planning. 

Photo by Tiffany Brown 

of Life 

Floyd said students would grow more confident in professional 
settings. It culminated with a formal dinner in April with a recep- 
tion line, toast and a speaker. This gave students the opportunity 
to practice presenting themselves and the dining skills they had 

The life skills program cost $189 and the etiquette session cost 
$159. A discount was offered if a student signed up for both class- 

"The value of the session is really good, especially in this econo- 
my," Floyd said. "This is something that will give students a com- 
petitive edge." 

Panuline agreed that the speakers' tips were important to put 
students ahead during harsh economic times. 

Students from all majors could participate in the program. 

"It offers a great opportunity to network with people from differ- 
ent majors and expand your breadth of knowledge, all while enjoy- 
ing yourself," Panuline said. 

She said she recommended the program to many friends and 
already threatened her boyfriend into taking it the next time it's 

She admitted her parents "were regrettably right all along." 

m cuss&s 

Brittany Edstrom; HTM; Mechanicsville, Va. 

Ashley Elstro; International Business; Chapel Hill, N.C. 

Lindsey Embry; Management; Chesapeake, Va. 

Katelyn Engle; Finance; Cinnaminson, N.|. 

Andrew Erdely; Finance; Wall, N.). 

Kristin Fahy; Management; Hingham, Mass. 

Elise Fecko; HTM; Carlisle, Pa. 

Donald Fitzpatrick; Management; Vienna, Va. 

Megan Flora; HTM; Roanoke, Va. 

Joseph Fogel; Accounting; Sewickley, Pa. 
Heather Ford; Marketing; Roanoke, Va. 
Anna Fowler; Management; Dumfries, Va. 

Timothy Ganoe; Management; Boiling Springs, Pa. 
Bradley Garfield; Finance; Germantown, Md. 
Michael Geiger; Finance; Vienna, Va. 

Derek Goff; Management; Warrenton, Va. 
George Graves IV; Finance; Potomac, Md. 
Allen Green IV; HTM; Fredericksburg, Va. 







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Gregory Groves; Marketing; Whaleyville, Md. 

Devon Harris; Marketing; Suffolk, Va. 

C\nthia Henry; International Business; Virginia Beach, Va. 

Dianna Hirschberg; Management; East Rockaway, N.Y. 
lacob Housman; Management; Chestnut Hill, Mass. 

Chandler lorio; Management; Winchester, N.Y. 

Christopher )ohnson; Marketing; Shrewsbury, N.J. 

John lohnson; Management; Southport, Conn. 

Kiley Johnston; HTM; Hebron, Conn. 

Ryan Katz; Marketing; Freeport, N.Y. 

Mahsa Kazemifar; HTM; Great Falls, Va. 

James Keiser; Management; Standardsville, Va. 

James Knoblach; Finance; Rockville Center, N.Y. 

Jennifer Kochesfahani; Marketing; Cockeysville, Md. 

Nicholas Krattinger; Accounting; Waynesboro, Va. 

Tracy Rummers; Marketing; Virginia Beach, Va. 

Samantha Laroche; Economics; Gloucester, Va. 

Emma Laverty; Marketing; Audubon, Pa. 

The Real Deal 

By Lianne Palmatier 

When business majors and non-business majors came together 
to create and hone a business concept from the ground up, John 
Rothenberger, the first "Entrepreneur in Residence," at the univer- 
sity, gave advice and served as a resource for the developing entre- 

Students in Marketing 472: Venture Creation, sought the guid- 
ance of Rothenberger, founder and CEO of Strategic Enterprise 
Solutions Inc. [SE Solutions], to ensure their ideas were on target 
for launching a business. As a 1988 graduate with a bachelor's de- 
gree in business administration in marketing, Rothenberger was a 
professional gem for students with entrepreneurial dreams, a re- 
source that had been previously untapped. 

"This gives students an opportunity to talk to a proven, successful 
entrepreneur who is a business school alumni from JMU, a person 
much like themselves," said Rothenberger 

With more than 16 years of executive leadership experience, 
Rothenberger was able to show students all over campus that en- 
trepreneurship was a legitimate prospect. As the entrepreneur in 
residence, Rothenberger held regular office hours on campus in 
addition to co-teaching the venture creation class. 

"Venture Creation is a class that is really geared toward the entre- 
preneurial student," said Rothenberger "It focuses on the creation 
of new innovations and small businesses." 

The class launched a business from one of the student groups 
and paired the teams with entrepreneurs that would coach them 
throughout the semester The class exposed students to high per- 
formance, result-oriented teamwork, according to Rothenberger 

Rothenberger's work both on and off campus provided inspira- 
tion. He served as a member of the university's executive advisory 
council as well as a regular judge for the College of Business' annu- 
al business plan competition. He used his experience to encourage 
students to pursue alternative career options by finding a niche. 

After founding and serving as president of the IT company. Aspire 
Technology Group, which received honors from publications like 
Forbes magazine, Rothenberger started SE Solutions, an IT solu- 
tions company focused on helping the Department of Homeland 
Security. Using real-world knowledge of starting a viable business, 
Rothenberger advised students on what to expect when starting 
a business, how to address roadblocks and when to seek fund- 
ing from venture capitalists, all in the context of pursuing viable 

"Students may be able to get questions answered that they were 
unable to get answered before at JMU," he said. "It gives them hope 
and validation that they can pursue their dreams and be success- 

ACCOMPLISHED entrepreneur John 
Rothenberger discusses strategies with 
students. Rothenberger aided students 
in developing businesses in the class that 
inspired Craving Cookies, the popular 
cookie delivey company created by JMU 
students. Photo courtesy of Photography 


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*^^^ ^^^^ ^^^ By Ariel Spengler ^ 

B e Our Guest 

Most university students could not say that they had attended a 
wine tasting for class credit. Most could also not admit to having 
gone on a field trip or to cooking and serving a meal to 200 guests. 
Hospitality and Tourism Management (HTM] majors, however, did 
ail three. 

"We focus on the hospitality industry in respect to hotels, restau- 
rants, country clubs, meetings, event planning and other branches 
of the industry," said senior jen Everdale. 

The HTM major differed from other majors on campus because 
of its abundance of hands-on classes. 

"1 believe that a combination of traditional learning and the 
hands-on approach is a great way for students going into the hos- 
pitality industry to learn," said senior Rachel Fame. 

The experience gained outside of classroom lectures appealed to 
many students. 

"1 love how hands-on the program is," added Everdale. "Outside 
of the classroom, HTM students need to complete hundreds of 
hours of industry-related work and an internship, and our profes- 
sors bring in lots of guest speakers." 

One of the most challenging requirements for HTM majors was 
the completion of their theme dinner during their senior yean In 
groups of six or seven students, they had to prepare a dinner for 
200 or more guests — from the decorations and entertainment to 
the dinner and cleanup. 

Everdale and Fame completed their theme dinner in January. Be- 
fore they could begin planning, however, they took an entire se- 
mester to prepare. 

"The deliverable," said Everdale. "The two words no HTM student 
wants to hear." 

The deliverable was a 250-page project completed before the 
dinner that contained all of the plans for the event. The project 
was the end result of their semester-long preparation. 

"During the planning stages, groups meet at least once a week 
and are in constant contact with one another all semester long," 

CROWN and wings on, sophomore Patrick Crosson 

stands over the pumpkin display during UPB's 

Halloween Late Night Breakfast. Crosson, an HTM 

major, focused on special events for the evening. 

Phoro courtesy of Brittany flosofo 

DRESSED up, Linzie BIythe 

and her friends pose 

during their internship at 

Disney World. The Disney 

internship took place 

during one semest'' 

and summer, providr 

students with a great 

deal of experience in the 

service industry. Phoro 

couf fesy of Brittany Rosato 

said Fame. "You really grow to either love or hate your group mem- 
bers. 1 loved mine." 

The groups hosted their event in the Festival Ballroom. Everdale 
and Fame's dinner theme was "A Night at The Oscars," which includ- 
ed paparazzi at the door, a huge Oscar statue and a dashing host in 
a tuxedo. Meanwhile, the group worked tirelessly behind the scenes 
to ensure the event ran smoothly. 

"Think of comparing it to your wedding," said Everdale. "It is the 
most exciting yet terrifying day of your life." 

Six courses and three performers later, their theme dinner came 
to a close. 

"After the dinner, we clean up, sleep a little, breathe, and relax 
for the first time since the previous semester," said Everdale. "Some- 
times there are tears." 

The team was required to prepare one final binder full of budget 
information, employee evaluations and a timeline of the night's events. 

"I proved to myself that I am prepared to manage an event similar 
to the one that my group and 1 planned and executed," said Fame 
after the event. 

Everdale was glad to have such a strong group dynamic. "I had the 
best team 1 could ever imagine," said Everdale. "They taught me a 
hundred different lessons that I would never be able to thank them 
enough for." 

After the yearlong commitment, HTM majors walked away with a 
life experience to help them in the future. 

"1 would feel comfortable taking on a hospitality job after gradua- 
tion," said Everdale. 

Fame agreed. "All of my work experience and my internship have 
been some of my most valuable learning." 

19^ Classes 

lennifer Lodder; Marketing; Riverdale N.j. 

Robert Lurie |r; Quantitative Finance; Short Hills, N.] 

Alison Maccarone; Finance; Quakertown, Pa. 

Karen Maddox; Marketing; Poquoson, Va. 
Christopher Martin; Finance; Cedar Grove, N.), 
Kelly Mathis; Accounting; Virginia Beach, Va. 

Jaclyn McArdle; International Business; Cedar Knolls, N.) 
Thomas Melton; Economics; Sandston, Va. 
Scott Meyer; Management; Hillsborough, N.J. 

Jeremy Miller; Finance; Berryville, Va. 

Katelyn Mitchell; Management; Greensboro, N.C. 

Tanya Mobed; Economics; Pakistan 

John Moffa; Management; Lake Grove, N.Y. 
Kristina Mohler; Management; Winchester, Va. 
Rachael Morris; HTM; Harrisonburg, Va. 

lason Motala; Finance; Arlington, Va. 

Hanane Mouhssine; Int'l Business; Sterling, Va. 

Jeffrey Mullen; Finance; Marlton, N.J. 














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Katherine Norris; Accounting; Richmond, Va. 

Tess O'Brien; HTM; Reston, Va. 

Keisey Pack; HTM; Mount Crawford, Va. 

Jessica Parsons; Management; Virginia Beach, Va. 

Amy Priddy; Management; Newport News, Va. 

Bernard Quinn |r; Finance; Saint James, N.Y. 

Erica Ramirez; International Business; Fairfax, Va. 

Carolyn Rehman; HTM; Silver Spring, Md. 

Katherine Reis; Marketing; Ellicott, Md. 

Jaclyn Roles; Management; Reston, Va. 

Mary Rosenthal; Management; Street, Md. 

Samantha Salamone; HTM; Garden City, N.j. 

Catherine Sawin; Marketing; Alexandria, Va. 

Stephanie Scamardella; HTM; Holmdel, N.J. 

Thomas Schrack; Accounting; Bayville, N.Y. 

Brian Scott; Quanitative Finance; Port Murray, N.J. 

Bianca Sheldon; Accounting; Landing, N.J. 


By Sarah Chain 

Blindfold a group of students, place unmarked cups of various 
soft drinks in front of them, and see if they can distinguish between 
the sodas. If you guessed that they would have no problems distin- 
guishing a lemon-lime soda from a cola, you would be mistaken. 

Projects like the soft drink challenge were typical class periods 
for Marketing 385: Buyer Behavior (MKTG 385). Kenneth Bahn, 
one of the professors who taught the course in the College of Busi- 
ness, began the experiment to explore the theory of perception and 
whether taste actually sold a food product, or if something else 
about the brand did. 

"I suspected people could tell the difference between Coke and 
Pepsi, but what really surprised me was that an overwhelming ma- 
jority could not tell the difference between Coke and Sprite," said 
senior Matthew Stowell. 

Senior Brooks Clifford agreed. "It shows just how much market- 
ing plays a role in our perceptions of a product." 

The perception experiment was just one of the projects in MKTG 
385 that helped students to understand how consumers behaved 
in the marketplace — and why. 

"It's impossible to develop any kind of marketing strategy or poli- 
cy without first understanding your target market," said Bahn. 

Because of this need, MKTG 385 focused on identifying pat- 
terns in consumption and possession of products. Bahn assigned 
a research-intensive paper on a controversial issue in marketing, 
encouraging students to apply different consumer behavior theo- 
ries discussed in class. In the fall semester, topics ranged from the 
presidential election and campaign to the ethics of advertising to 

young kids. 

Clifford chose "women in sports" as his topic and interviewed 100 
people for his paper and presentation. He then compiled the infor- 
mation to formulate a theory about whether people thought it was 
fair that female athletes got paid much less than men in sports. 

Professor Val Larsen, who also taught the course, assigned 
students a similar paper using consumer interviews to support the 
textbook's ideas or formulate their own theories about consumer 

"Other classes familiarize people with numbers and spread- 
sheets," said Larsen. "But people also need to be able to deal with 
these unstructured problems." The paper encouraged students to 
pay attention to details as consumers related their experiences, fo- 
cusing on how things fit together in a pattern or coherent picture. 
"It's pretty similar to the kinds of things that would be done in 
certain kinds of anthropological studies or sociological studies us- 
ing qualitative data," said Larsen. 

Marketing students appreciated the open-ended, unstructured 
nature of the course, along with the opportunity to choose their 
own research topics. 

"just reiterating what we are taught is not enough," said junior 
Blythe Klippstein. "We need to apply the theories and practices 
ourselves to topics that interest us." 

Students were free to choose a theory discussed in class that 
interested them, or look for patterns in their interviews and then 
formulate their own theories. In either approach, Bahn and Lar- 
sen encouraged their students to gather details and examples from 

consumers' lives to allow a new 
coherence to emerge. 

It was simple to differentiate 
between a good and poor paper, 
according to Larsen. "A strong 
paper is like an 'Aha!' experi- 

The theories the class explored 
allowed students to under- 
stand what drove a consumer to 
choose one brand over another, 
knowledge that would be used 
for careers post-graduation in 
sales, advertising and marketing 

WITH Wal-Mart's weekly 
insert in hand, a student 
compiles research for his 
marketing paper. Students 
interviewed more than 100 
sources for their paper that 
applied consumer theory to 
a controversial marketing 
issue. Photo by Julia Simcox 


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Crunching Numbers 

Imagine going to class for four and a half hours a day, 
and then returning home and doing four and a half hours 
of iiomework. For six weeks each summer this was the 
daily routine for students who planned to become Certi- 
fied Public Accountants (CPAs). 

"It is an exhausting pace," said Professor Paul Copley. "It 
was the first class of students that gave the program the 
name 'CPA Exam Boot Camp."' 

In 2004, Copley and Professor Brad Roof came up with 
the course as an alternative way to prepare students, of- 
fering a review of the material tested on the CPA exam. 

"Despite all of the studying and long hours, it really did 
pay off in the long run," said Cara Bunker, who graduated 
in 2007 and participated in the program that summer. 

Becker CPA Review, a company that helped students 
prepare for the exam, endorsed the reviews and provided 
the materials. Copley talked to the regional manager of 
Becker and proposed a six-week course, a much shorter 
time period than Becker normally recommended. They 
agreed that if 30 students signed up, Becker would test 
the different format. 

"This manager later admitted to me that as he left my of- 
fice, he said to his companion, 'Copley is crazy if he thinks 
he can get 30 students,'" said Copley. 

Forty-five students signed up for the first class. 

After graduation, if students had a job lined up, the tra- 
ditional preparation approach for the exam had gradu- 
ates working full time and going to class once 
a week for six months, using their free time to 
study. Copley's Boot Camp provided the same 
review in a much shorter period for students 
who preferred to take the exam directly after 

"JMU students are bright and they imme- 
diately saw the advantages of the condensed 
course," said Copley. The summer course was 
also advantageous for students who still had 
leases in Harrisonburg, as it allowed students 
to live in their own apartments or townhouses 
and finish out their leases. 

DILIGENTLY taking notes, students 

listen to their professor during their 

four-and-a-half-hour CPA class. 

The CPA exam focused on different 

accounting topics such as financial 

reporting and auditing. 

Photo courtesy of Julia Simeon 

The CPA exam tested students on four different topics: 
financial reporting, auditing, regulation and business en- 
vironment. According to Copley, more than 40 percent of 
CPA candidates failed all four parts. The national passing 
rate was 16 percent, but 46 percent of the students who 
took the Boot Camp passed in 2005. 

The university was ranked 25th for performance on the 
exam compared to 2,000 other colleges and universities. 
It also had the 11th highest pass rate among students 
without advanced degrees. 

"I went into my first day of work feeling truly prepared 
and ready for the challenges of the working world," said 
graduate Jake Kinney, in an e-mail to Dr Copley. Kinney 
graduated in 2007, and passed all four parts of the CPA 
exam after finishing the exam preparation. "Each of [the 
professors] have given me so much knowledge helping to 
develop the tools to succeed and I truly appreciate their 
hard work," said Kinney. 

Copley felt that overall the program was a success. 
"From the School of Accounting's point of view, the 
Boot Camp provides exactly what we wanted," explained 
Copley. "|MU now has a brand name - if you hire JMU 
graduates, there is a very high probability that those indi- 
viduals will show up to work in September with this exam 
behind them. This sets us apart from most other schools 
in the country." 

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David Smallfield; Management; Fairfax County, Va. 
Daniel Smullen; Marketing; Oreland, Pa. 
Kerry Stanton; Finance; Hillsborough, N.|. 

Sarah Strup; HTM; Oakton, Va. 

Michael Swinson; Accounting; Harrisonburg, Va. 

Megan VLasho; HTM; Alexandria, Va. 

Meredith Ward; Marketing; Fredericksburg, Va. 
Steven Wilkinson; Economics; Annandale, Va. 
lames Williams; HTM; Virginia Beach, Va. 

Allison Wood; Marketing; Richmond, Va. 

Timothy Woodland; Management; Center Moriches, N.Y. 

Eui Yoon; Economics; Harrisonburg, Va. 

Garrett Zaino; Finance; Great Falls, Va. 



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By Rebecca Schneider 

The university began in 1908 as a college for education, and the 
fundamental mission statement and principles had not changed 
significantly since then. The College of Education (COE) was a 
professional program for America's future teachers. COE had 
different programs of study, each concentrating on a specific 
aspect of one's educational and career goals. 

The early, elementary and reading education department 
focused on literacy and developmental learning for elementary-aged students. Junior 
Eden Middleton, an aspiring math or science teacher in the Elementary Education 
[ELED] program, enjoyed her subject area classes the most. 

"1 like focusing on math and science and ways to teach them to younger students," said 
Middleton. "It has been a lot of fun learning how to break down concepts to levels that 
each age group can comprehend. [The professors] did an awesome job relating math 
subjects to our future as elementary school teachers." 

The early, elementary and reading education department also ran the Young Children's 
Program, a preschool for children ages 3 to 4. Each class had a teacher who was sup- 
ported by a staff of students. The program served as practical experience for COE students. 

The exceptional education department was dedicated to preparing students to teach 
and serve individuals with exceptional circumstances. The department housed three 
programs: Gifted Education, Special Education [SPED] and Teaching English as a Sec- 
ond Language. There was an option for students majoring in Interdisciplinary Liberal 
Studies [IdLS] to minor in SPED, allowing them to interweave different areas of knowl- 
edge into various disciplines. 

"IdLS allows us to take some very interesting classes from all different majors," said 
junior Lauren Lamore. "I was able to take religion and U.S. politics as well as an abnor- 
mal psychology class last semester and really loved them." 

Another department housed by COE was learning, technology and leadership educa- 
tion. Students learned about topics including educational foundation, leadership and 
development. Human resource development and adult education programs were also available. 

The newly established Career Development Academy met the needs of adults age 17 
and older who did not speak English as their primary language. Through the academy, 
COE reached out to Harrisonburg's diverse community. 

The middle, secondary and mathematics education department offered a program 
that prepared teachers to positively influence their students and society, including pre- 
professional and graduate programs that led to an initial licensure in middle and sec- 
ondary education and/or a Masters of Arts in Teaching. 

All COE departments, faculty, students and resources were located in Memorial Hall, 
a short walk from the main campus. 

"Being away from the rest of campus isn't too fun," said Middleton, "but overall I am 
still very happy with the program." 

The environment promoted enthusiasm for education in the students and faculty. 

"You wouldn't be in the program if you didn't have a passion for teaching, which is 
something we all bond over," said Middleton. "The camaraderie between students is 

Using the COE as their joining force, the teachers of tomorrow graduated well 
equipped to teach the upcoming generations in the classroom, infomuitiim compiled from 


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Phil Wishon, Dean 

Margaret Shaeffer, Associate Dean 

Margaret Kyger, Assistant Dean 

Joyce Conley, Secretary 

Catherine Hoffman, Administrative Assistant 

Yvonne Miller, Administrative Assistant 

Violet Sherman, Secretary 



Early, Elementary & Reading Education 
Exceptional Education 

Learning, Technology & Leadership Education 
Middle, Secondary & Mathematics Education 

Military Science 

Most Popular Majors: 
Interdisciplinary Liberal Studies [823) 
Education [246) 
Exceptional Education [43) 

Full-Time Undergraduates: 810 

Part-Time Undergraduates: 13 

CHILDREN listen intently 
to a classmate's father 
play tlie guitar. Students 
in COE recieved valuable 
experience by worl<ing 
with children. Photo by 
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Genlors 207 

From the 

Ground Up 

By Matt Johnson I 

Commonly known as the "Little Manhattan" of the south in the first 
half of the 20th century, McDowell County, W.Va., had since become 
the eighth poorest county in the United States. During Thanksgiving 
break, a group of students partnered with Aid for America and traveled 
to McDowell to help revitalize this once vibrant coal-mining town. 

"[McDowell] had been neglected," said education professor Mary 
Slade, who led the trip. "It was a place that desperately needed some 
help. Very little work had been done." 

Slade, along with a group of 50 students and members of the commu- 
nity, went to McDowell during Thanksgiving break to help the pover- 
ty-stricken area. While there, one group gutted an old building called 
"Tyson Towers," once a large hotel with a guest list including Harry 
Truman and Lyndon Johnson, which caught fire as the result of an ad- 
dict leaving his methamphetamine unattended. 

Four businesses and housing for 31 families were lost as a result of 
the fire, according to junior Vinod Narayan. "We did a lot of gutting 
and debris cleanup so this building could be deemed ready to be re- 
built again," said Narayan. "All my peers worked tirelessly to pull water 

and fire-damaged debris from the building so the rebuilding process could start.' 

DONNING work boots, gloves and dust masks, 
seniors AJ Wolford and Jason Myers and sophomore 
Zach Hally assess the damage in the hotel before they 
begin to remove fire and water-damaged debris. The 
A second group worked in a citizen s home, helping to improve its run-down condition. "My building once housed a hotel named Tyson Towers. 

group, for about three days, helped rebuild this woman's house," said senior Justin Brough- Photo courtesy of JusunSroughman 
Broughman said his group tore down wallpaper in the second floor bedrooms to find coal dust hiding in the walls from years of the 

homeowner burning coal. After they cleaned the coal dust and took out the old 
paper-thin insulation, they brought in new drywall to put up, a job later finished 
in December by a fraternity from the university, Sigma Phi Epsilon. 

The groups also put together and handed out 500 Thanksgiving boxes filled 
with traditional holiday food for the families in McDowell, which many would 
have otherwise gone without. 

"It was one of the most amazing experiences ever, because we were able to talk 
to the residents of the town as we gave them these turkey dinners that they could 
take home and enjoy with their families," said Narayan. 

Broughman felt that it was really important, not only for him, but for everyone, 
to volunteer 

"It's my opinion that any able-bodied person that has the means to help others, 
should help others," said Broughman. "If you're muscular you should be carrying 
drywall to the second floor of this house, and if you're a millionaire you should 
donate to a certain cause. I think that's what embodies the human spirit." 

The trip to McDowell was just the first of many. Those involved planned to use 
their knowledge to help create businesses, jobs and a place for the children in the 
area to have educational resources. 

"Here we all are sitting on this campus with a wealth of knowledge, research 
and ideas," said Slade. "Why not take it to a place [like McDowell]?" 

FITTING a screw on the bit, junior Layla Tannous prepares to secure the 
sheetrock to the wall. New drywall covered walls that had been purged of coal 
dust, giving the room a clean slate. Photo courtesy of Jw,!/!! Brouqiinmn 

20S CUsses 

Kathryn Allen; IdLS; Falls Church, Va. 
Cassondra Beahm; IdLS; Edinburg, Va. 
Catherine Black; IdLS; Baltimore, Md. 

Alicia Bobrowski; IdLS; Broomall, Pa. 

Allison Bourne; IdLS; Fairfax, Va. 

John Bradshaw; IdLS; McGaheysville, Va. 

Kathleen Caggiano; IdLS; Middletown, Del. 
Ashley Clark; IdLS; Petersburg, Va. 
Katie Conway; IdLS; Bohemia, N.Y. 

Catherine Cooper; IdLS; Staunton, Va. 
Shauna Corbo; IdLS; Manasquan, N.]. 
Matthew Cranston; IdLS; Parkton, Md. 

Sarah Creamer; IdLS; Midlothian, Va. 
Lauren Doane; IdLS; Springfield, Va. 
Darianne Dolewski; IdLS; Ivanhoe, Va. 

Amy Fitzgerald; IdLS; Chester, Va. 
Stephanie Garrett; IdLS; Chesterfield, Va. 
Tiffany Graves; IdLS; Louisa County, Va. 






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Stefanie Gumas; IdLS; Chesapeake, Va. 

Holly Hartman; IdLS; Harrisonburg, Va. 

Casey Hazelgrove; IdLS; Botetourt, Va. 

Aimee Heishman; IdLS; Edinburg, Va. 

Bethany Holley; IdLS; Salem, Va. 

Kathryn Hyson; IdLS; Scottsville, Va. 

Emily Law; IdLS; Asburn, Va. 

]aimie Lofurno; IdLS; Elkins Park, Pa. 

Courtney Luongo; IdLS; Harleysville, Pa. 

Jenna McDonald; IdLS; Virginia Beach, Va. 
Cassandra Moore; IdLS; Perry, Okla. 
Janine Morrison; IdLS; Milliard, Ohio 

Tara Neel; IdLS; Hallwood, Va. 

Nicole Orokos; IdLS; Richmond, Va. 

Ashley Owen; IdLS; Wakefield, Va, 

Michele Ritner; IdLS; Manassas, Va. 

Amber Roberts; IdLS; Crewe, Va. 

Carolyn Rupert; IdLS; Stafford, Va. 

child's Play 

By Steph Synoracki ^^f 

A playful atmosphere existed in the west wing of Anthony-Seeger Hall, where 
young children engaged in social interactions with one another while learning 
basic motor skills that they would build on the rest of their lives. Every Monday 
through Friday, a dozen or so three and four year olds gathered to learn and play. 

The Young Children's Program [YCP] was designed as a learning experience for 
juniors in their first semester of early childhood education courses. The students 
acted as both observers and teachers during their time at YCP. Approximately 30 
to 40 juniors participated in this program each semester These students assisted 
two teachers, Nancy Guerrier and Kelly Rooney, throughout the day. 

Sue Hutchinson, the coordinator of YCP, focused on three main objectives with 
her student assistants. They gained an understanding of child development, ap- 
propriate curriculum for young children and how to effectively interact with chil- 
dren of that age. 

The YCP teachers took advantage of the university's campus as much as possible, 
whether it was taking the kids over to the Music Building to learn about sound oi- 
letting the children ride around the Convocation Center on tricycles. 

Each day, the children's growth was supported in the areas of cognitive, physi- 
cal and artistic development as well as social and emotional development. Daily 
activities such as painting, building with blocks, reading, snack time and special 
guests all helped to meet these goals. In addition, classroom routines incorporated the use of written 
and oral language, numeracy, science and social studies, according to the YCP Student Staff Handbook. 

Family involvement was very important at YCP. The program provided a minimum of four family 
events per year, along with a number of other communications. Daily messages were posted at the 

ART IS the subject of the day as 
children in the program utilize 
their pink and blue paint, creating 
masterpieces. Along with artistic 
development, students involved 
focused on physical, cognitive, 
social and emotional skills with the 
entrance of YCP and weekly news- children. Photo by Wmtofgren 

letters were sent home to family members to let them know 
about upcoming events. Parents had the opportunity to speak 
with teachers at conferences during the school year as well. 
Monthly program newsletters and class schedules were posted 
on the YCP Web site. 

Children enjoyed special events such as a visit by a classmate's 
father to play the guitar for them. He strummed a few songs for 
the children while they sang along and clapped. Then they were 
given the chance to show their talent on the guitar 

junior Katie Wood enjoyed her experience at YCP. Once a week, 
Wood spent the day surrounded by young children eager to play 
and learn. The other days of the week, she was busy learning 
about early childhood and development in two courses within 
the College of Education. She liked watching the children inter- 
act with one another and helping them with art activities. Wood 
was unsure of her post-graduation plans, but hoped this learn- 
ing experience would point her in the right direction. 

At the end of the day, the children proudly went home with 
their masterpiece paintings and stories of the days' activities, 
while the teaching assistants left with smiles on their faces, 

looking forward to another day 

SHARING his knowledge, a father gj- yCP 

teaches children about his electric 

guitar during the Young Children's 

Program (YCP) in Anthony-Seeger 

Hall. YCP was a semester-long 

program for juniors who majored in 

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Gemors 211 

Army Stron 

J By Ariel Spengler 

When 6 a.m. rolled around, senior Chandler Moser and ju- 
nior Kristin Smith forgot about trying to squeeze in a few extra 
hours of sleep. For them and dozens of other Army Nursing 
majors, it was time for physical training. 

The course was known "lovingly" as PT, according to Moser. 

So why did they decide to take on the extra workload? 

"I grew up as a military brat," said Smith. "1 always knew that 
1 would one day pursue my own path in the military." 

Moser decided early on to join the Army ROTC, but it was 
only after speaking with his mother that he chose to major in 
nursing as well. 

"The biggest influence in my decision was my mother, who is 
also a nurse," said Moser. "Hearing her hospital stories growing 
up would both disgust and intrigue me." 

The nursing major was known for its heavy course load and 
grueling exams, so investing in an equally strenuous ROTC pro- 
gram was a big commitment. 

"Army ROTC Cadets on a nursing scholarship have the added 
benefit of taking an already burdensome nursing major and 
piling on ROTC work on top of that," said Moser. 

"We aren't just trained to become nurses; we are trained to 
become officers in the Army Nurse Corps," added Smith. "We 
go through physical training, leadership labs and field training 

Army Nursing students were required 
to take all the same classes as nursing 
majors, as well as at least six additional 
military science credits per semester. 
They were also expected to attend PT 
three mornings per week. Summer train- 

ing courses were additional options. 

Smith planned to attend that summer's leader's training 
course held at Fort Knox in Kentucky. 

"We learn to become excellent leaders," said Smith. 

The hard work did not end after graduation. Both Smith and 
Moser had high hopes for their futures: pass their National 
Council Licensure Examination and then be commissioned as 
Army Officers. 

"From there, most fledgling nursing officers will spend the 
first year or two as a medical-surgical staff nurse in a large 
Army medical center," said Moser. "It is a process not unlike 
what a civilian nurse would go through." 

Smith hoped to go to a Leadership Development and Assess- 
ment Course where she could graduate as a Second Lieutenant 
and be commissioned into active duty in the Army. 

"ROTC nurses know they have a secure future for as long as 
they want to continue in the Army," said Moser 

It was a demanding four-year program with the university, 
but it was something they would recommend to other hope- 

"Being a nursing major is strain enough on one's life emo- 
tionally, personally and physically," said Smith. "But it is all 
achievable, and if it's what you want, it's worth it in the end." 

POSING for the camera, 

senior Chandler Moser 

shows off his Army Nurse 

fashion. Phofo courtesy ot 

Chandler Moser 

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Amanda Rutherford; IdLS; Winchester, Va. 
Jennifer Schiavone; IdLS; Miller Place, N.Y. 
Lauren Sorrentino; Elementary Education; East Rockaway, N.Y. 

Ann Spector; IdLS; Jackson, N.J. 
Amanda Steenfott; IdLS; Arlington, Va. 
Kerby Stuller; IdLS; Richmond, Va. 

Amy Sutphin; IdLS; Warrenton, Va. 
Raphael Villacrusis; IdLS; Woodbridge, Va. 
Kristine Wasser; IdLS; Leesburg, Va. 

Kevin Zeiler; Education; Baltimore, Md. 

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East Side 

Developed in the early '90s as a response to Virginia's desire to 
address the rapid social and economic changes of the world and 
strengthen Virginia's leadership position among the states, the 
College of Integrated Science and Technology [CISAT) comprised 
professional programs that promoted interdisciplinary education 
to enhance the quality of life in the modern world. 

The three main goals of CISAT were commitment to an inter- 
disciplinary curriculum, emphasis on innovation and belief in 
the value of technology and professional preparation, according to 
its Web site. 

The college contained the departments of computer science, 
communication science and disorders, graduate psychology, 
health sciences, integrated science and technology, kinesiology, 
nursing, psychology and social work. 

Students and faculty within the college focused largely on im- 
proving society at local, national and international levels. 

CISAT International, a program that combined faculty and stu- 
dents, worked to develop a curriculum that prepared students for 
living and working in a global society by emphasizing the skills 
needed to thrive in a multicultural environment. 

Through the university's Lifelong Learning Institute, faculty 

taught non-credit classes to adults older than 50 years of age. 
"There are no exams or grades in the courses, just a sharing with 
others in the interest of learning," according to Director Nancy 

Students were paired with adults to co-mentor children in the 
Shenandoah Valley through Generations Together, a program that 
worked to break down the stereotypes based on age. 

Founded on an innovative approach to education, CISAT encour- 
aged students to use creativity to seize the opportunities 
that arose at the university. 

Student projects ranged from developing a method to 
make solar energy a more affordable prospect for the 
general public to applying knowledge from psychology 
lectures to understand the state of mental health in 
Ghana — and using the information to help Ghanaians. 

Through research, international travel and commu- 
nity service, CISAT emphasized the growth of students 
as individuals in addition to the importance of academic 
knowledge, accomplishing its goal of educating students 
and preparing them to enter the professional world. 


SENIOR UndfjiP^^^^ 

motivates senior citizens 
to exercise and stay active 
at Sunnyside Retirement 
Center. Sunnyside hosted an 
annual senior fitness testing 
program that PROMotion 
members attended. Photo 
courtesy of Kristen McGoldrick 

can's office 

Jerry Benson, Dean 

Rhonda Zingraff, Associate Dean 

Jonathan Spidel, Assistant Dean 


Communication Sciences & Disorders 

Computer Sciences 

Health Sciences 

Integrated Science & Technology 




Social Work 


CiSAT by the 

Most Popular Majors: 

Health Services Administration (838) 

Kinesiology (829] 

Psychology (787] 

Full-Time Undergraduates: 4,590 

Part-Time Undergraduates: 133 

HAVING completed a 
simulation, senior Casey 
Bloomfield discusses her 
actions with IVlarjorie 
Scheikl. Feedback from 
fellow students and 
professors allowed 
students to recognize 
their errors and find ways 
to correct them. Photo by 
Natalie Wall 

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Mm By Lianne Palmatier i 

In an era where multiple programs were developed to increase 
the daily activity of children and improve the overall health of 
youth, the importance of physical activity for every child was not 

In Kinesiology 313: Adapted Physical Education [KIN 313), Pro- 
fessor Thomas Moran and his students worked with children with 
special needs to learn skills that they were less likely to pick up in 
regular gym programs. 

"This program, Project CLIMB [Children Learning to Improve 
Movement Behaviors), was created to give the disabled students 
in our community the chance to participate in physical activity 
that was specifically designed for them," said senior Stephanie 

Each student was paired with a special needs child from the 
Harrisonburg area at W.H. Keister Elementary School. Through 
involvement in the program, the students not only taught the chil- 
dren, but also learned from them throughout the process. 

The class helped Hobeck decide what she wanted to do with 
her life. Hobeck applied and was accepted to graduate school at 
the University of Virginia, where she planned to study and work 
specifically with children who have disabilities. 

"I met and befriended a little boy who changed my world," said 
Hobeck. "He taught me so much more than I'm sure I 
ever taught him, about life and being the best that you 
can be." 

The main purpose of this program was to give one- 
on-one attention to participating children that they 
would not be able to receive in a normal class. With a 
full physical education class, children did not always 
receive individualized attention. Project CLIMB was 
tailored to fit disabled children's needs to work on 
specific strengths and improve on weaknesses. 
"Dr Moran is an inspiration," said senior Heather Shif- 
flett. "The stories he shared with us in class opened 
my mind and made me realize that anything in life is 
possible. It is important to have a program like Project 
CLIMB available for students with disabilities. They 

PREPARING for physical activities, graduate 

student Meghan Wyka gets to l<now children in 

Project CLIMB. Activities tool< place at W.H. Keister 

Elementary School in Harrisonbrg. Wioio tou/lesyu; 

Meghan Wyka 

need to be active just like anybody else." 

It was often harder for students with disabilities to find programs 
that suited their needs, because there were not as many programs 
available to them. Making this activity available led to several suc- 
cess stories and allowed students a glimpse into what their future 
careers might entail. 

"I was a student who had very little experience getting involved 
with students with disabilities," said senior Andrew Camporeale. 
"After being involved with Project CLIMB, I have gained a life- 
changing perspective on teaching and life in general." 

By the last day of the program, the students had made a friend and 
could see the progress made over the semester. 

"On the final day of class, my student had an amazing day," said 
Shifflett. "He worked harder than ever and stayed motivated the 
entire time. This was special because I was really able to see his 
progression from day one." 

A change in perspective was important to be successful in the 
program. Life-changing for both the students and children, the pro- 
gram contributed an added understanding to students' lives. 

Senior John Parks agreed. "Dr. Moran was an incredibly influen- 
tial and inspirational professor who showed us that physical limi- 
tations do not have to limit the effect that a person can have on 

21^ Classes 

Yasir Abdul-Rahman; Health Sciences; Stafford, Va. 
Alison Adler; Health Sciences; Fairfax Station, Va. 
Daniele Armstrong; Social Work; Harrisonburg, Va. 

Rebecca Ayers; Health Sciences; Richomond, Va. 
Clare Badgiey; Psychology; Reston, Va. 
Kacey Bardwell; Psychology; Sterling, Va. 

Elizabeth Bihn; CSD; Blue Bell, Pa. 
Martha Bilicki; Psychology; Alexandria, Va. 
Meaghan Bishop; CSD; Wantagh, N.Y. 

Stephen Blankenship; Athletic Training ; Virginia Beach, Va. 
Marielle Bonaroti; Health Sciences; Export, Pa. 
Laura Brady; Health Sciences; Herndon, Va. 

Fielding Brewbaker; Kinesiology; Salem, Va. 
Michelle Buddenhagen; Health Sciences; Chesapeake, Va. 
Brian Burk; ISAT; Annandale, Va. 


Alyson Butler; CSD; Forest, Va. 

Melissa Carrithers; Dietetics; Newport News, Va. 

Tyler Carroll; Kinesiology; Winchester, Va. 











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Tarin Carter; Kinesiology; Richmond, Va. 

Sarah Chappel; Geographic Science; Elkton, Va. 

Marissa Chiantella; Geographic Science; Leesburg, Va. 

Cari Clark; Health Sciences; South Boston, Va. 

Jamie Claytor; Psychology; Mt Sidney, Va. 

Christopher Collins; Kinesiology; Fairfax, Va. 

Nicole Cottone; Psychology; Middleton, Mass. 

Bryan Couch; Sports Management; Potomac Falls, Va. 

Kiara Cox; Kinesiology; Virginia Beach, Va. 

Renee Crutchfield; CSD; Harrisonburg, Va. 

Heather Cyphers; Nursing; Reading, Pa. 

Ashley Daniels; Health Sciences; Richmond, Va. 

Lauren Dawson; Health Sciences; Gretna, Va. 

Phillip Decker; Kinesiology; Danville, Va. 

Patricia Dejesus; Health Sciences; Clifton, Va. 

Morgan Dietrick; CSD; Ashland, Va. 

Andrea Dillon: Psychology; Springfield , Va. 

Benjamin Dolewski; Kinesiology; Setauket, N.Y. 


Out of the Box 

By Nicole Brigagliano 

Could you build a structure from playing cards that weighed 85 grams 
and could hold 900 pounds? Students in the Destination ImagiNation 
[DI] program could — and did. 

Destination ImagiNation was a worldwide nonprofit educational orga- 
nization that connected students from the elementary to the university 
levels through creative thinking. Each year, students competed against 
one another at regional, state and global competitions. 

"Dl's whole idea is combining creative problem solving and critical 
thinking," said Elizabeth Armstrong, professor of Dl. 

Started at the university as a club in 2004, Dl became a course offered 
year-round shortly after Members of the class elected officers to lead 
alongside two professors, Jonathan Spindel and Armstrong. 

In the fall semester, students became familiar with the Dl format and 
learned instant challenges, group problems to be solved within five min- 
utes. In the spring, students formed teams and worked on their chosen 
central challenge, performed at competitions throughout the semester 

Each year, five central challenges were offered in categories including 
technical, theatrical, structural, improv and combo. All categories required teams to write a skit that related to the 
problem and perform the challenge in a short period of time. 

"You form such an intensely close bond with your group members," said junior Kate Morris, who had taken Dl 

for two years. "You form a unit." 

PREPARING to drop a 

baseball down a pipe, 
junior Katie Morris solves 
an assigned problem witin 
the five-minute time limit. 
Destination ImagiNation 
challenged its students in 
regional, state and global 
competitions. Photo by 
Caroline Blanzoco 

Between brainstorming, research, building sets and writ- 
ing scripts, groups met anywhere from three to 10 hours 
per week outside of class time during the spring semester Within four months, 
students were expected to complete a central challenge and familiarize themselves 
with Instant challenges. 

"It's a lot about being able to look at multiple sides of a problem," said senior Laura 

Theobald had been involved in Dl since middle school and helped the program at 
the university take shape. As an art major, Theobald believed one of the best parts 
was how Dl brought together all different majors. 

"I get very isolated in the 'art land' and it's nice to interact with people of different 
majors and concentrations," said Theobald. 

At competitions, the central challenge, worth 240 points, was ultimately what the 
teams spent most of their time on. Side trips, worth 60 points, provided an outlet 
for individuals within the group to showcase their own talents, including dancing, 
singing or playing a musical instrument. 

"This organization is all about creativity and not being so afraid of putting yourself 
out there," said Theobald. "And thinking outside the box." 

As the only university in Virginia to have a Dl program, the global competition was 
the highlight of the semester. 

Held annually at the University of Tennessee, globals enabled the university's Dl 
program to compete against other universities from around the world, including 
schools from British Columbia, Korea and Brazil. In last year's competition of more 
than 1,000 teams, the university's teams took home two second place finishes and 

a fourth place finish. 

Ultimately, Dl enabled students to develop leadership 
skills and think creatively. 

"You explore the craziest of thoughts," said Theobald. 
"You learn skills you can't learn in a classroom." 

KNEELING over, a student puts 
the finishing touches on his 
solution during a Destination 
ImagiNation meeting. The club 
was also a class that offered 
students one credit in the fall, 
and three credits in the spring. 
Photo by Caioline Blanzaco 

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•v^ I I • By Sarah Chaii 


Wayne Teel, an environmental science professor at tlie university, 
was a living and breathing example of a man who created his own 
path. More than 30 years after beginning his study of the environ- 
ment, he remained involved with the growing ecological concerns 
present in our society today. 

A chemistry major in the early '70s, Teel chose the program be- 
cause there was no environmental science option at Seattle Pacific 
University (formerly Seattle Pacific]. After graduating, Teel joined 
forces with Mennonite Central Committee, a relief and develop- 
ment arm of the Mennonite Church. He worked in Sudan for two 
years teaching high school chemistry, and in Kenya for four years 
as an agroforestry teacher The book he authored based on his lec- 
tures, "The Pocket Dictionary of Trees and Seeds in Kenya," sold 

"We had to reprint it a couple of times, which is kind of surpris- 
ing," said Teel. "1 think it just met a demand that was there, and we 
just happened to tap into it." 

After graduate school and a return trip to Africa, Teel ended up 
involved with Eastern Mennonite University, and through a con- 
nection at James Madison University, taught one semester as a re- 
placement for a woman on maternity leave. When the woman left 
permanently, Teel was hired as a full-time professor in 2000. 

In the last decade, Teel had worked to implement a series of 
changes for the university and the surrounding area, most focused 
on sustainability and natural resource management. As an adviser 
to a handful of student projects each semester, Teel encouraged 
his students to use a hands-on approach to problems they encoun- 
tered in their research and implementation of their project. 

"Learning about the environment is very interesting, but Dr. 
Teel has helped us make our ideas reality," said senior Bonnie 
Tang, who partnered with senior Nico Jaramillo to plant a for- 
est of 500 trees, bushes, perennials and herbaceous plants that 
would filter out storm water runoff from the new Rockingham 
Memorial Hospital buildings in Harrisonburg. "He's a great pro- 
fessor to go to for environmental projects since he is particu- 
larly focused on the applied aspects of study," said Tang. 

As a member of the Campus Sustainability Commission, Teel 
also became involved with the Institute for Stewardship of the 
Natural World in hopes of using the landscape of the univer- 
sity's campus as an educational setting to promote ecological 
literacy. Teel believed the campus could be both environmen- 


experiment, Professor 

Wayne Teel tests the 

ammonia in rainwater 

samples from the ISAT 

roof. The test would 

show the affects of 

increased ammonia in the 

Chesapeake Bay. 

Photo by Nalalic Wall 

tally sound and of educational value. 

His roots in agroforestry and his experiences in Kenya also heav- 
ily influenced the projects with which he was involved on campus. 
After coming across knowledge of Terra Preta, a type of soil in the 
Amazon that held a large amount of organic matter and nutrients 
for long periods of time, Teel set up a test study at the universi- 
ty with seniors Allison Avery and Caitlin Boyer, and junior Annie 
Cantrell. The students began testing the use of biochar, a method of 
using charcoal created from agricultural waste products and waste 
wood to enrich soil nutrition. 

"Dn Teel gave us a lot of direction, education resources and help- 
ful hints, yet ultimately let us have freedom over the project," said 
Avery. "It was a good balance between supervision and standing 
back in observation." 

Boyer agreed. "He knows his stuff inside and out. He remained 
very involved, yet allowed us to design and carry out the plans." 

Although it had been nearly 15 years since Teel worked and re- 
search in Africa full time, he remained involved in projects in Kenya. 

"I keep my toes in Africa too, a little bit," said Teel, referring to 
a student project involving three seniors who were researching a 
way to change cow manure into biogas that could be used as a re- 
frigeration system to cool the cow's milk and preserve it for sale. 

"Our project has been hard to tackle because of its scope, but Dr. 
Teel's knowledge is incredibly broad," said senior Dan Levitt. "He 
brings a great deal of experience from all around the world to the 
classroom, which is invaluable." 

Tang agreed. "His main focus is to have us work, use our minds 
and to have all of us make a contribution to the community." 

Katherine Eaton; Psychology; Wilmington, Del. 
Raechel Eddy; Psychology; Sterling, Va. 
Theresa Egan; Psychology; Hockessin, Del. 

lennifer Eisenhart; Psychology; Baltimore, Md. 
|eri Emery; Health Sciences; Spotsylvania, Va. 
Morgan.Eppes; Health Sciences; King William, Va. 

Samantha Esnaola; Kinesiology; Fair Lawn, N.j. 
Krystle Fanzo; Athletic Training; Pittsburgh, Pa. 
Gale Feather; CSD; Fort Washington, Pa. 

Allison Forrest; Kinesiology; Chesapeake, Va. 
Porshia Foster; Psychology; Virginia Beach, Va. 
Christopher Frazier; Psychology; Charlottesville, Va. 

Julie Fry; Nursing; Gaithersburg, Md. 
Stephanie Gallagher; CSD; Westville, N.|. 
Maureen Gately; Dietetics; Catonsville, Md. 

Julie Gaven; CSD; Round Hill, Va. 
Chris Gesuald; Psychology; Wayne, N.J. 
Kayleigh Gomes; Psychology; Centreville, Va. 






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Meaghan Gould; Health Sciences; Richmond, Va. 
Jamie Grandizio; Kinesiology; Baldwin, Md. 
Candice Gray; Social Work; King George, Va. 

Megan Gray; Kinesiology; Culpepper, Va. 

Candice Groseclose; Health Sciences Administration; Urbanna, Va. 

Jodee Gulaskey; Kinesiology; Export, Pa. 

Lauren GuUi; Nursing; Roanoke, Va. 

Jillian Hady; Health Sciences; York, Pa. 

Brittany Hamilton; Dietetics; Bridgewater, Va. 

Heather Hahn; Psychology; Ramsey, N.J. 

Victoria Hanneman; Nursing; Springfield, Va. 

Mesbaul Haque; Computer Science; New York, N.Y. 

I Catherine Harmon; Health Services Administration; Tappahannock, Va 

Benjamin Hein; Computer Science; Alexandria, Va. 

Margaret Hillery; Dietetics; Albany, N.Y. 

Jordan Hoffman; Social Work; Matthews, Va. 

Vi'hitney Hulock; Health Sciences; Chesapeake, Va. 

Brittany Hurlock; Health Services Administration; Lignum, Va. 

\r A -y- I I y -^ ^ By Karlyn Williams >^ • /^ 

What s Your Sian? 

Faith Hill and Jennifer Hudson opened Superbowl XLIII singing 
"America the Beautiful" and "The Star-Spangled Banner" respective- 
ly. Off to the side of the small stage stood a woman rapidly moving 
her hands in time with the music, using sign language to allow the 
hearing impaired to participate in pre-game festivities. 

Although the interpreter was not a university alumna, students in 
Communication Sciences and Disorders 420: Introduction to Sign 
Language [CSD 420) could very well take her place on the football 
field in the future. Open to all majors, CSD 420 gave students hands- 
on experience to further understand the skills necessary to commu- 
nicate with the deaf culture in a dynamic group setting. 

While the usual instructor, Kate Belzner, was finishing up her Ph.D 
dissertation during the spring semester, graduate student Steven 
Kulsar was assigned to teach the two sections as a part of his gradu- 
ate assistantship through the audiology program. 

"I won't lie, it was daunting to accept the task of teaching two class- 
es of students who really are my peers," said Kulsar. "But after the 
first day 1 was settled." 

Kulsar had come up with his own teaching theory that if he could 
make the class laugh at least once during the class period, it was a 
success, and he would know the students were paying attention. 

Brenda Seal, a professor within the CSD program, assigned Kulsar 
to teach the course because of his knowledge and skills in American 
Sign Language [ASLJ. He practiced his skills throughout the com- 
munity by interpreting in religious and educational settings, as well 
as serving as a teaching assistant to Rachel Bavister, a deaf woman 
from Staunton who taught the Sign II class. 

"I'm pleased with the dedication and energy Steven has committed 
to his teaching so far," said Seal. "I expect him to grow as a teacher. 

COLORS are the theme ot 
interim instructor Steven 
Kulsar'; classes he runs 
through the vocabulary for 
that day. CSD 420 allowed 70 
students per section each 
semester, a much larger 
number than most language 
courses. Photo by Donovan 

primarily because he has that desire to 
be successful." 

Unlike other language courses, which 
had a more intimate setting, CSD 420 
had a cap of 70 students per section. The 
large class size generally had no effect 
on the students, so long as they could 
see what Kulsar was signing. For Kulsar, 

however, the tricky assignment was how to give the expressive 
quizzes to each of the 140 students individually. 

"[The expressive quizzes] seem the most intimidating because of 
the one-on-one interaction with the instructor," said junior Christi 

Others found the final presentation overwhelming, where stu- 
dents worked in groups of three to five people to develop a cooking 
show, song or other speech that was preapproved by Kulsar. Then 
they signed their performances in front of the class. 

"The final project seems challenging because you have to memo- 
rize the entire presentation and successfully interpret the song or 
whatever by using at least 50 different signs per person," said ju- 
nior Hollie Dudrow. "It's a lot of requirements." 

The most challenging for the majority of the students was finger- 
spelling. It was one thing to know the alphabet, but another to be 
able to recognize the patterns when decoding a word. 

Dudrow and Johnson both said the easiest part was the ability to 

remember certain signs because they looked similar to what they 

represented. For Kulsar, the ability to sign the same concept many 

different ways in order for the receiver to 

understand the message was the easiest 


"This is how I really learned to sign," said 
Kulsar "It wasn't through classes, it was by 
putting myself in situations where I had to 
communicate effectively." 

SPELLING out words 
during Introduction to 
Sign Language, interim 
instructor Steven Kulsar 
signs the letter "A". For 
the class' final project, the 
students had to memorize 
a presentation and 
interpret a song. 
Photo by Donovan Seow 









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By Sarah Chain ^ *| /^ I 

Practice Makes Perrect 

Duke Dog was famous. Most students had visited the James 
Madison statute on the Quad and Big lim on East Campus. A Dui<e 
family most students had not met, however, included Simon, 
Similena and Simetta, the high-fidelity patient simulators used by 
students in the nursing program. 

Simon and Similena were really one in the same — an adult 
patient simulator with anatomically correct changeable parts — 
but both the adult and infant high-fidelity patient simulators had a 
motherboard inside, and were fully programmable. They changed 
physiologically in response to a student's actions, making them 
excellent teaching tools. 

"One of the main ways that nursing education is evolving is by 
using technology, in particular high-fidelity simulators, to enhance 
learning," said Professor Jamie Lee. "[The simulators] provide 
a realistic learning environment which has a cause and effect 
component that mimics real practice." 

Bought as part of a Health Resources and Services Administration 
[HRSA) grant five years ago, fall semester was the first time both 
the two high-fidelity and two mid-fidelity simulators were used to 
their full capacity. Prior to this year, they were only used as static 

"Learning how to operate equipment and develop scenarios is 
very time consuming," said Monty Gross, an associate professor 
in the nursing program. The company that created and sold the 
simulators offered an annual two-day programming course so 
instructors could learn to program the simulators. 

Although the program's goal was to use the simulators in the 
nursing fundamentals course taken by sophomores, as of the 
spring semester the nursing students only used the high-fidelity 
patient simulators in their senior year, according to nursing 
instructor Marjorie Scheikl. Juniors practiced simulations with the 

CIRCLED around 

instructor Marjorie 

Scheikl, students learn 

how to administer a 

proper IV both quickly 

and carefully. Nursing 

majors later used their 

newly learned skills and 

applied them using 

the patient simulators. 

Photo by Natalie Wall 

mid-fidelity adult and infant scrubs on, senior Whitney Lynch looks 

over her infant high-fidelity simulator, while 

in a task-oriented manner. senior Jaclyn Levis reads her directions. The 

"Here's VOUr patient this university purchased the simulators as a 

part of the Health Resources and Services 

is what's going on, you need Administration grant. Photo by Natalie Wall 

to Start an IV, you need to 

get a catheter in," explained 

Scheikl. Senior level simulations required more critical thinking, 

such as 'This is what's going on, what do you do first,' according 

to Scheikl. 

As the university began accepting more nursing students to 
adjust to the rising shortage of nurses in the medical field, issues 
arose in area hospitals concerning space for students' clinical 

"Patients don't stay as long at hospitals either, and we cannot 
guarantee certain clinical experiences for nursing students," said 
Scheikl. "Using the simulation lab helps, number one, to relieve 
some of the clinical space we're looking for, but it also guarantees 
that our students are going to be exposed to particular patient- 
case scenarios." 

Audio-visual equipment recorded the sessions, which allowed 
students to debrief and review with one another and their 
instructors after the simulation was completed. 

"During the debriefing, the professor gives us observations and 
instructions so we learn," said senior Ashley Renkes. "Simulations 
are about making mistakes so we don't do the same with a live 

Lee reiterated the point. "As we all know, when we make errors, 
we remember them better than when we perform correctly." 

Student responses to the simulators were generally positive, 
according to the professors who used them often. 

"Students usually say that they feel more prepared for patient 
care than they did prior to the simulation," said Lee. According 
to Gross, students asked for more opportunities to work with the 
simulators in new scenarios. 

The greatest benefit, according to Lee, was that "students act 
like they are enjoying their learning." 

226 CUsses 

Margaret Inge; Health Sciences; Blackstone, Va. 
Kristin Innes; Health Sciences; Wall, N.J. 
Will |acob; Kinesiology; Chesapeake, Va. 


Evan Jacobs; Computer Science; Roanoke, Va. 

Reece Johnson; ISAT; Toano, Va. 

Kacie Johnston; Psychology; Ellicot City, Md. 

Nick Kale; Kinesiology; Duxbury, Mass. 

Rebecca Kaye; Dietetics; North Merrick, N.Y. 

Paula Keough; Health Services Administi-ation; Powhatan, Va. 

Anasa King; Psychology; Virginia Beach, Va. 
Brenton Kohler; Computer Science; Midlothian, Va. 
Jamie Koslosky; Health Sciences; Yardley, Pa. 

Jeffrey Kuhland; Kinesiology; Forest, Va. 

Sean Lavi'rence; Computer Science; Boones, Va. 

Pamela Lopchinsky; Health Sciences; Westchester, Pa. 

Allison Lorenzi; CSD; Chantilly, Va. 

Kristin Lovallo; Psychology; Old Greenwich, Conn. 

Carissa Lynch; Social Work; Winchester, Va. 






iMior^ 22^' 

Tracey Lytle; Health Sciences; Alexandria, Va. 

Christopher Magno; Psychology; Hanover Township, N.). 

Stephanie Mandra; Health Sciences; Bloomfieid, N.|. 

Candice Manning; CSD; Salem, Va. 

Eva Martinez; Kinesiology; Annandale, Va. 

Christine Mason; Psychology; Alexandria, Va. 

Erin Mathews; Health Sciences; White Post, Va. 

Allen Maxey; Health Sciences; Chester, Va. 

Stephanie Miller; Nursing; King George, Va. 

Genna Molina; Dietetics; Woodcliff Lake, N.J. 

Jennifer Molinaro; Health Sciences; Manasquan, N.j. 

Katherine Moroz; Health Sciences; Warminster, Va. 

Kaitlyn Neckar; Nursing; Manassas, Va. 

Jenna Nelson; Health Sciences; Manakin Sabot, Va. 

Nadia Nowzadi; Health Sciences; Manassas, Va. 

Sean O'Laughlin; Nursing; Midlothian, Va. 

John Parks; Kinesiology; Williamsburg, Va. 

Jessica Paul; Health Sciences; Virginia Beach, Va. 

I ^ ^ ^y Nicole Brigagliano ^ 

lead the Pack 

"You make a difference" was written across the white board in Taylor 
306. That was the quote Mark Warner, senior vice president of Stu- 
dent Affairs, wrote at the beginning of each class. It was not something 
that was talked about, but it was something that the students thought 
about each Tuesday afternoon, setting the scene for Health 439: Lead- 
ership (HTH 4393. 

Offered once a semester, HTH 439 filled up with students almost 
instantly. The course began at the university 18 years ago, and Warner 
had taught it for 15 of those years. 

The class was composed of 40 students from a variety of majors, 
ranging from finance to art. 

"Some people in the class 1 have known all four years, some I'm in 
organizations with and others 1 haven't had the opportunity to know 
and I'm excited that this course will give me that opportunity," said 
senior John Nettles. 

Each week, groups of students did 30-minute presentations on differ- 
ent topics. Topics ranged from mentoring to customer senice, all of which were related to leadership. 

These group presentations allowed for what Warner called "candid discussion," resulting in the openness of 
the students. 

With his strong passion for leadership, HTH 439 enabled Warner to pass along his ideas to others. 

"I want to give them leadership tools that they'll be able to use immediately and tools that will service them 
for a lifetime," said Warner 

Senior Jesse Wright had been looking forward to the class since his sophomore year. 

"The content of this class is applicable all the time," said Wright. 

But the content was not the only aspect that drew Wright into taking the course. Ha\ing Warner as a professor was an important con- 
dition. Warner's personality was "magnetic," accord- 

WARNER demonstrates his 
new eyes' philosophy to 
the students. Each class was 
started by sharing adventures 
and new experiences from the 
week before. Photo ccunesy of 
Layne Johnson 

ing to Wright. 

"It's like getting new batteries ever\' time you go 
to class. When you see him you can't help but be in- 
spired," said Wright. 

For Warner and students alike, HTH 439 was not a 
course; it was an e.xperience. 

"It's based on creating a community in a classroom 
setting," said Warner. "It's very interactive in nature." 
Warner hoped that by the end of the course, students 
would have learned how important their leadership 
was in the world and to their friendships. 

He also hoped that his students would live out 
their own mission statements that each of them had 
created at the beginning of the semester. 
"It's a vigorous but fun learning environment," said 
Warner "It's absolutely the highlight of my week." 

SENIORS Jared Laser and 
"iary Stetson present to the 
class on priority management. 
The class was split up into 
groups of four to do consulting 
presentations for the rest of 
the class. Pholo courtesy of 
Tora Rife 

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T^ jj' By Caitlin Harrison # 



Ever thought that learning to read and create an official map 
would land you a job within the government? Students and grad- 
uates in the geographic science program at the university had a 
wealth of opportunities to work in certain parts of the govern- 
ment, such as the CIA or the State Department. 

The geographic science program had three concentrations: Ap- 
plied Geographic Information Science (AGIS], Environmental 
Conservation, Sustainability and Development [ECSD] and Global 

Students in the AGIS concentration were able to get jobs with the 
government and CIA, while others were able to secure jobs work- 
ing with the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA]. ECSD ma- 
jors were educated in land planning and resource conservation. 
Students were able to get jobs with government agencies like the 
EPA, the U.S. Forest Service and the National Park 
Service. With a degree in global studies, students 
prepared for jobs within the State Department and 
for service jobs like the Peace Corps. 

"I chose to become a geographic science major 
because 1 love the outdoors, being in it and using 
it correctly," said junior James Lee. "1 love learning 
about the Earth and solving problems and inter- 
preting imagery to make a difference. There's so 
much out there to solve, and I want to be able to 
take part in that." 

All geographic science students were required to 
take a core of 14 to 17 credits of geography, with 
classes like physical geography, thematic cartogra- 
phy and cultural geography. 

Sophomore Wesley McGrew took a memorable 
and unexpectedly fun global food production class. 

"I took the class on kind of a whim; 1 thought tak- 
ing a farming class was actually kind of funny," said 
McGrew. "But after the first day I knew the class 
was going to be awesome." 

The class used geography to look at farming tech- 
niques all over the world and find alternatives and 
solutions for economically viable, and environmen- 
tally friendly farming. 

STANDING at the front of the 
room. Professor Henry Way 
leads a cultural geography 
class. Demographic change 
and diversity of language were 
two concepts covered in the 
course. Photo by Natalie Wall 

"The class was so inspirational that 1 spent the following summer 
working on an eco- friendly farm," said McGrew. A double major in 
environmental studies and geographic science, McGrew hoped to 
eventually get a few internships before trying to find a permanent 

With a degree in geographic science, students were able to ques- 
tion problems in the environment within both urban and rural 

"I hope to find a job where 1 can be making a positive effort at 
using the most potential our Earth can give us to help solve the 
problems that we as humans are trying to fix, whether that may be 
in conservation work, geographic information systems or govern- 
ment work," said Lee. 

250 Classes 

Brittney Pearce; Health Sciences; Emporia, Va. 
Alexander Pennine; Computer Science; Basking Ridge, N.|. 
David Peyser; Heaitii Sciences; Lake Grove, N.Y. 

ChanteJ] Phillips; ISAT; Staunton, Va. 
Brian Picknally; Kinesiology; Oreland, Pa. 
John Pierce; Psychology; Alexandria, Va. 

Matthew Portner; Psychology; Virgina Beach, Va. 
Whitney Powell; CSD; Elkton, Va. 
Sophia Rarhai; Nursing; Alexandria, Va. 

Kirk Richardson; Athletic Training Education; Salem, Va. 
Megan Ridgeway; Kinesiology; Richmond, Va. 
AnnMarie Riggleman; Social Work; Harrisonburg, Va. 

jordon Robinson: Kinesiology; Woodstock, Va. 
Ashley Rolley; Psychology; Woodbridge, Va. 
Brittany Russell; Health Sciences; Parksley, Va. 

Kacey Sax; Psychology; Mt. Laurel, N.]. 

Heather Schifflett; Kinesiology; Greene County, Va. 

Maria Schoen; Nursing; Rochelle, Va. 










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Wliitney Scott; Athletic Training Education; Charlottesville, Va. 

Dara Silbert; CSD; Crownsville, Md. 

Ashley Smith; Health Sciences; Alexandria, Va. 

Ashley Smith; Health Sciences; Alexandria, Va. ng^iit 


I Kiera Smith; Communication Studies; Westwood, N.j. 

Jonathan Spiker; Computer Science; Harrisonburg, Va. 

Sarah Sprouse; CSD; Ashland, Va. 
Kendall Stagaard; Psychology; Chatham, N.j. 
I Meagan Stanford; Health Seivices Administi'ation; Vii-ginia Beach, Va 

Maggie Stark; Psychology; Honolulu, Hawaii 

lessica Stepien; Kinesiology; Manassas, Va. 

Shaun Stever; Kinesiology; Falls Church, Va. 

George Strangos; Athletic Training; Hillsborough, N.j. 

Chrysta Terenzi; Health Sciences; Huntington, Va. 

Casey Terrell; Social Work; Richmond, Va. 

Emily Thomas; ISAT; Mukilteo, Wash. 

Rebecca Thomas: CSD; Gaithersburg, Md. 
Emily Thompson; Dietetics; Schnecksville, Pa. 
Stephanie Tigue; Psychology; Flemington, N.j. 
Elizabeth Toms; Psychology; Philadelphia, Pa. 

^^ # • By Jen Beers | "m jr # J 

Criminal Minds 

Despite television's emphasis on DNA testing and other sci- 
entific tests in solving crimes, there was more to a crime inves- 
tigation than time spent in a lab. In Pyschology 312: Forensic 
Psychology (PSYC 312], taught by Professor JoAnne Brewster, 
students learned the psychological processes outside scientific 
investigations. There were no labs associated with PYSC 312. In- 
stead, the class was devoted to understanding the study of crime 
and law that went along with an investigation. 

Forensics was relatively new to the study of psychology. The 
class focused on topics that were crucial to investigating a crime, 
including jury selection, victimology, eyewitness testimony, child 
victims and testimony, types of crimes and criminals, serial kill- 
ers, and legal requirements of expert witnesses. 

"The nature of psychology is to be very research-oriented," said 
senior Jessica Raines, a former tutor for the course. Forensic psy- 
chology used the scientific method to study crime and the law by 
exploring the causes and effects related to an investigation. 

Senior Erin Ovitt said, "The class focuses on how psychology 
has a role in our justice system, so it was really about law and 

Students were taught how to evaluate claims and make sure 
they were based on sound reasoning. The effect of the public's 
opinion towards trials, criminals and crimes were studied as 

"It assumes that the 
students have little previ- 
ous knowledge about the 
court system, so the class 

is taught emphasizing how the system works," said Ovitt. 

Most students who took the class were psychology majors with 
a criminal justice minor but it was open for non-psychology ma- 
jors as well. Brewster taught the course through lectures and 
PowerPoint presentations, along with movie clips relevant to 
the current discussion. Guest speakers were also popular, in- 
cluding members of the Air Force Office of Special Investigation 
or former students who had spent time working in prisons as 

Students interested in forensics psychology had many career 
opportunities to look into after graduation. Psychological re- 
searchers could act as expert witnesses on topics ranging from 
the reliability of an eyewitness testimony to the mental state of 
a defendant. Forensic psychologists performed evaluations used 
for competency to stand trial and for insanity competency. Other 
possible careers included counseling for prisoners. 

Through the course, students learned to link theories of human 
behavior and human nature with science, further increasing the 
chance that future crime investigations could be solved success- 

STUDENTS of Professor 

Brewster listen intently 
to her lecture. Photo by 
Natalie Wall 

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Healthy Hahits 

J By Jen Beers 

Peers Reaching Others Through Motion [PRO- 
Motion) was a volunteer organization made 
up of about 20 active University Recreation 
Center [UREC] group fitness instructors. The 
group fitness instructors involved with PRO- 
Motion encouraged a healthy lifestyle through 
programs that promoted wellness and fitness. 

PROMotion focused on emotional and social 
wellness and healthy lifestyles, according to 
senior Alison Stamper. In order to achieve this 
wellness, the PROMotion staff stressed the im- 
portance of balance in a person's life, both so- 
cial and personal. 

Seniors Stephanie Garrett and Kristen McGol- 
drick, co-presidents of PROMotion, set up pro- 
grams at retirement communities and schools. 
Contacts associated with the organization 
included Sunnyside Retirement Community 
and schools such as John Wayland Elementary 
LEADING a children's aerobic School, Plains Elementary School and Harrisonburg High School. 

class, senior Alison Stamper 

promotes the development Sports teams and Greek organizations also took advantage of PROMotion. In addition, PROMotion 

of a healthy lifestyle at a local could be found at a Variety of booth fairs and fundraisers such as Kids' Night Out, a weekly program 

elementary school. PROMotion ^ o j r o 

members worked with people across America that provided kids with a safe and healthy environment. 

of all different ages. j^ „g(- gj., gyetnt Started, instructors began with icebreakers to set up a warm and friendly environ- 


ment for the group. Participants then chose among yoga, kickboxing and aerobics. They ended with a 
social or personal wellness portion consisting of a game or lesson. 

To become involved in PROMotion, a student had to first be a UREC employee. More than half of the UREC staff took an inter- 
est in joining PROMotion. 

"Getting involved with PROMotion has given me a great outlet to give back and to also learn about my own life," said senior 
Jessica Myers. "We have a great time putting programs together, and more importantly, building rela- 
tionships with some wonderful people inside and outside the organization." 

Members worked hard to make a difference in people's lives locally and globally. Whether it was 
traveling to the Bahamas each year to lead programs at an elementary school in Nassau, or running 
programs in Harrisonburg, PROMo- ^gf^ i 

tion helped its members grow as 
individuals while helping others. 

'LISTENING' is the name of the game 

as group fitness instructors work with 

children in UREC during Kids' Night 

Out. The event was an opportunity 

for the children to climb the rock wall, 

go swimming and do arts and crafts. 

23H CUG^es 

Matthew Troum; Health Sciences; Ocean View, N.| 
Allison Tiuglio; ISAT; Franklin Square, N.Y. 
Shelby Trumble; Health Sciences; Rockville, Va. 

Paul Tucker; Computer Science; Virginia Beach, Va. 

I effrey Turner; ISAT; Prafftown, N.C. 

Diana Van Hook; Health Sciences; Williamsburg, Va. 

Alexandra Vanaman; ISAT; Waliingford, Pa. 

Christina Vandenber^; Athletic Training Education; State College, Pa. 

Larissa Via; Geographic Science; Bristol, Va. 

Lauren Wails; Health Sciences; Berlin, N.]. 
\ Melissa Walls; CSD; Harrisonburg, Va. 

Katherine Waybright; Nursing; Richomond, Va. 

Matthew Wetherbee; Kinesiology; Marlblehead, Mass. 
Whitney White; Psychology; Centreville, Va. 
Shane Whitehead; Kinesiology; Annville, Pa. 
Tara Widgins; Health Sciences; Chesapeake, Va. 

Kayla Williams; Dietetics; Lynchburg, Va. 
Danielle Willox; Kinesiology; Stevensville, Md. 
Kelly Workman; Psychology; Harrisonburg, VA 
Marie Zambeno; Psychology; New Castle, Del. 













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Housing the departments of biology, chemistry, geology and envi- 
ronmental science, mathematics and physics, the College of Science 
and Mathematics (CSM) provided ample opportunities for more 
than 1,000 students to get their hands dirty. With undergraduates 
working towards employment in research, industry, education and 
government, CSM promoted active learning experiences and collab- 
orative research programs with faculty. 

CSM also offered secondary education programs in biology, chemis- 
try, mathematics and physics, encouraging students to combine their 
passions for math and the sciences with an eagerness to teach others. 

Students interested in pursuing a degree in secondary education 
got a head start through the Science and Math Learning Center, a 
tutorial facility that employed more than 20 undergraduate students 
to assist students "in their application and mastery of the concepts 
found in first-year math and science courses," according to its Web 

"Every day we have students come in confused about what they are 
learning," said junior Teri Swinson, a tutor at the center. "Sometimes 
they just need a little extra explanation, but more often, they need 
support that they can do math. Most understand how to do it, but 
they do not believe in their own capabilities." 

The college also continued its participation in the National Science 
Foundation's Research Experiences for Undergraduates, a summer 

research program for students studying in the fields of science, 
engineering and mathematics. Working in groups of two under 
a faculty mentor, undergraduates spent eight weeks in June and 
July researching concepts ranging from organic chemistry to 
number theory to molecular biology. 
"We stress learning science by doing science," said David Brak- 
ke, dean of CSM. 

In the physics department, faculty and students witnessed the 
opening of the John C. Wells Planetarium to the pub- 
lic in the fall. Located in Miller Hall, the planetarium 
offered free shows on Saturdays during the academic 
year Twenty-minute films were followed by a short 
talk that provided visitors with information about 
constellations, planets and comets that may have been 
visible at that time. 

Whether the college was interacting with the com- 
munity or developing the scientists and mathemati- 
cians of tomorrow, collaboration between students 
and faculty was key. 

"We deliver quality instruction in small class sizes," 
said Brakke, "where faculty are committed to excel- 
lence in undergraduate education, information compile 






Dean's Office 

David Brakke, Dean 

Judith Dilts, Associate Dean 

Robert Hanson, Assistant Dean 

Micliael O'Neill, Technology Coordinator 

Brenda Barker, Adminstrative Assistant 







CSM by the 

Most Popular Majors: 
Biology (821) 
Chemistry [171) 
Mathematics (150) 

Full-Time Undergraduates: 1,256 

Part-Time Undergraduates: 45 

KNEELING 50 he can see 

the graduated cylinder 
at eye-level, a student 
measures the appropriate 
amount in his organic 
chemistry lab. Chemistry 
was often a student's most 
difficult course in his or 
her undergraduate career. 
Photo by Kim Lofgren 





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Pernors 239 '| 

Next Generation 

By Lianne Palmatie 







ADJUSTMENTS are made to 
part of a catapult by engineering 
students in preparation for their 
final launch as part of the "Duke 
Dog Fling." Problem solving was 
only one of the objectives of 
the engineering program. Photo 
courtesy of Kenan Picasa 

To meet the demands of maintaining the educational environ- 
ment and staying competitive among other Virginia colleges and 
universities, the academic roster was expanded to include an engi- 
neering program focused on sustainability. The program w/as run 
under the School of Engineering, separate from the other six col- 
leges within the university. 

"Sustainability is something that we as a global society need to 
focus on before we jeopardize our planet," said freshman Peter 
Epley. "An engineering degree will help me to have the skills to de- 
sign some of the technologies of tomorrow and keep myself mar- 
ketable in today's job market." 

With a broader approach than rival programs, the Bachelor of 
Science degree encompassed traditional engineering training as 
well as business and communication skills. The class of 2012 was 
the first to be admitted in the introductory year, with plans for tak- 
ing transfer students in 2010. 

"JMU has been growing for many years now and in order to stay 
competitive with the other Virginia universities, I think jMU need- 
ed to add an engineering degree," said Epley. "While the program is very new, I believe it has a lot of poten- 
tial to compete with UVA and Virginia Tech because of its non-traditional approach and focus." 
The non-conventional approach suited the new students, who were anxious to pursue the new major. 
"1 have always been good at mathematics and science," said freshman Stefan Jobe. "When 1 was young 
somebody told me that I would make a perfect engineer because I am good with putting things together." 

A base in mathematics and science was important, but the program also focused largely on the future and 
how the field was developing. 
"Engineering as a degree is changing," said freshman Michelle Beatty. "The old engineering curriculum is being revised to incorporate 

communication and business. [As a new 
program], jMU can make the best, most 
updated program available without hav- 
ing to worry about university politics." 

With plans for the program in constant 
development, students and faculty of 
the new school had the opportunity to 
explore possibilities such as adding an 
option to minor in engineering and in- 
clusion of real-world implementation, 
which would prepare students for the 
Fundamentals of Engineering pre-licen- 
sure exam. 

"I believe this program is going to be 
the cutting-edge school everyone looks 
to as a model," said Beatty. 

SPECTATORS watch as 

engineering students 
and instructors catapult 
a stuffed Duke Dog over 
the festival lawn. The 
engineering program 
focused on creativity and 
life-long learning, rtiolo 
: Kenan Picasa 

2H0 CUsses 

David Berry 111; Chemistry; Norfolk, Va. 
Kelly Beyer; Mathematics; Manassas, Va. 
Joy Binda; Geology; Manorville, N.Y. 

Gina Costanzo; Mathematics; Manassas, Va. 
Lisa Derosa; Geology; Basking Ridge, N.J. 
John Drakejr; Biology; Richmond, Va. 

Gina Fredericks; Biology; Wanaque, N.j. 
Karl Gorzelnik; Biology; Fairfax, Va. 
Lynn Grubb; Statistics; Chesapeake, Va. 

Kerri Guth; Biology; Herndon, Va. 
Cindy Gutierrez; Biology; Fairfax, Va. 
Jennifer La; Mathematics; Harrisonburg, Va. 

Lauren Lindros; Mathematics; Harrisonburg, Va. 
Brittany Lorenti; Biology; Trumbull, Conn. 
Molly McHarg; Mathematics; Fairfax Station, Va. 

Jackie Milam; Mathematics; Penn Laird, Va. 
Elizabeth Napoda; Biology; Fairlawn, N.J. 
Sheila Ngongbo; Biology; Fairfax, Va. 

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Andrew Owen; Biology; Williamsburg, Va. 

Beth Quinton; Mathematics; Stafford, Va. 

Dena Restaino; Biology; Randolp, N.J. 

Courtney Sullivan; Biology; Massapequa Park, N.Y. 
Quang Iran; Biology; Centreville, Va. 
Lok-Kun Tsui; Physics; Richmond, Va. 

Aaron Vitiello; Biology; Richmond, Va. 
Daniel Wilberger; Physics; White Post, Va. 
Ryan Wilding; Mathematics; Herndon, Va. 

Allen Wolford |r; Biology; Harrisonburg, Va. ■! 

GATHERING supplies for an 

experiment, sophomores 

Amy Merrill and Melissa 

Reitano measure out their 

chemicals. Students worked 

in great detail, applying 

what they learned in lectures 

during their lab periods. 

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!« jj- # • -w- By Casey Smith # | | 

Mission Impossible 

Chemistry 341-342: Organic Cliemistry [CHEIVI 341-342) 
became a deal breai<er for many students. Required for 
chemistry and biology majors and students hoping to start a 
career in the field of medicine, the two-part class was offered 
during the fall, spring and summer and proved frustrating 
for many students. 

"Many of my friends did not pass the class and decided to 
switch majors or concentrations," said junior Rose DiPeppi. 
Organic chemistry was not a requirement for health science 
majors, but DiPeppi had to take it as a pre-professional re- 
quirement. She passed both parts the first time around. 

"It was amazing to see the amount of people start the se- 
mester and then see how many were left at the end," said se- 
nior Theresa Decoursey. "It was also interesting to see the 
turnover rate between semesters." Decoursey passed the 
first part and had to retake the second part, like many other 

Students were not sure what to expect when they began the 
course, which increased the high dropout rate. 

"Organic was more interesting than general chemistry," said DiPeppi. "However, it was a lot of memo- 
rization and thinking outside of the box. It was not as math-based and you had to be able to use bits of 
everything you learned to make a final project." 

Even if students arrived in class with a wide range of knowledge in the field of chemistry, the pace of 
the course and the amount of information presented in such a short time period overwhelmed many 

"Everyone struggled." said senior Danny Dales. "Most of the class 
got too behind." Dales did not pass his first time around, but re- 
took both parts in the summer and said he found it easier to con- 
centrate on the material without the distraction of other classes. 
With so much to cover in so little time, students had to find the 
most efficient way to study after being in class for two and a half 
hours per week. 

"1 spent two hours a day studying and before tests I would study 
for about 25 hours," said DiPeppi. "The dry erase boards in the 
library were amazing for group study sessions. The best study 
method was to get a group of people together to study and work 
through problems. Also, my teacher gave me problem sets each 
week that really helped and prepared me for the tests." 

"Flashcards were essential in this class," said Dales. "1 also 
grouped similar concepts onto big note sheets which helped too. 1 
also bought an organic chemistry study book. 1 used the 'Organic 
Chemistry Demystified' book and it helped immensely." 

Although some students found the course nearly impossible, 
with a lot of work and persistence, students made it through. The 
class also proved to others that biology or chemistry just was not 
the major for them. 

"No matter how hard you work, you may not get the grade you 
want," said DiPeppi. "However, if you push yourself really hard 
and don't let a grade put you down, the class is possible." 

SAFETY glasses on, 

sophomores Elizabeth 
Hubbard and Amy 
Merrill review their notes 
near the end of class. 
Organic chemistry was 
a six-credit course that 
lasted two semesters. 
Photo by Kim Lofgren 












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Photo by Natalie Wall 

2HH Classes 

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of VisiAd 

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The College of Visual and Performing Arts [CVPA] emphasized 
artistic expression as an integral part of a college student's ca- 
reer, with degrees in art, art history, music, theatre and dance. 
With 1,124 undergraduate students, the college fostered close 
friendships among classmates. 

"I love being part of the CVPA because I get to be a part of 
such a tight-knit group," said sophomore Bria Jahrling. "The girls 
I dance with aren't just my classmates and my friends... they're 
like my family." 

According to its Web site, the college aimed for its students to 
support cultural, aesthetic and intellectual diversity and to fos- 
ter interdisciplinary exchange. 

A brand new performing arts center was also under construc- 
tion, to be completed in 2010. The new building would add 
"complete, world-class facilities" to the college, according to its 
Web site. 

The School of Art and Art History offered degrees in studio art, 
graphic design, interior design, industrial design, art education 
and art history. The Madison Art Collection gallery, located in the 
Festival Conference and Student Center, contained more than 
3,000 art and cultural objects from the Neolithic era through the 
20th century, and was only one of the four art galleries provided 

for students in the school. 

Students in the School of Music could study brass, piano, strings, 
voice, woodwinds, jazz, ensembles, music education, musicolo- 
gy/enthnomusicology, music industry and theory/composition. 

While the Music Building on the Quad, which opened in 1989, ■ 
was the central facility for the advancement of musical educa- 
tion, the new performing arts center would also house a large 
ensemble rehearsal hall, as well as addi- 
tional practice rooms, classrooms and of- 
fice space, according to its Web site. 

Due to its small size, the CVPA made teach- 
er/student relationships more personal, 
which made the learning environment 
more constructive for many students. 

"The dance program faculty really know 
us personally and are important not only as 
teachers, but as mentors," said senior liana 
Burger "They take real personal interest in 
our lives and our futures, and their one-on- 
one guidance is invaluable." information mm- 

C Dean's office 

George Sparks, Dean 

Marilou Johnson, Associate Dean 

Nancy Gray, Administrative Assistant 



Art & Art History 


Theatre & Dance 


Art (502) 

Music (410) 

Theatre & Dance (181) 

Full-Time Undergraduates: 1,080 

Part-Time Undergraduates: 44 

COOLING off metals in 
the sink, students prepare 
to create their projects in 
ART 225: Beginning Metal 
and Jewelry. Students 
were assigned three major 
projects: an arm piece, an 
ear piece and a ring. Photo 








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Dressinq the Part 

^^ By Katie Thisdell 

Designing a costume was not just about putting clothes on an ac- 
tor. Designers researched everything about a show, from the time 
period to a character's motivation and personality. Theatre 333: 
Costume Design (THEA 333) taught students the intricacies in- 
volved in this research. 

"It is kind of a combination of a studio art class; a literature class, 
since we're analyzing te.xt; and then lots of psychology to learn about 
characters," explained Professor Pam Johnson. 

The course, limited to 15 students, was offered once a yean While 
students did not build costumes in the course, they learned every- 
thing about designing costumes for any type of performance. 

Johnson emphasized how important collaboration was in theatre, 
with costume design just one piece of the larger art form. 

"The costume that is worn by the actor has to allow the actor to 
function and serve the character, it has to serve the director's con- 
cept, and then it is in front of something that someone else designs, 
standing in light that someone else designs," said Johnson. 

The course began by comparing fashion and design. Students then 
examined basic design principles like color theory. Johnson also 
taught drawing techniques so even students without an art back- 
ground could design. 

"I don't really consider myself an artist in the drawing and painting 
sense," said senior Brittanny Krause. "But Pam would have us turn 
in sketches every other week to improve our drawing skills, which 
really comes in handy when you want to sketch out rough designs 
and silhouettes for projects that you're working on." 

An important part of the course was researching scripts, history, 
characters and other aspects of performances. 

"This makes 
the course more 
theoretical, but 
the goals are to 
make students 
really appreci- 
ate the complex- 
ity and subtle- 
ties that go into 
design, and re- 
ally make them 
keener observ- 
ers of their own 
world," said 


DISPLAYING their costume 

sketches for their peers to 

critique, junior Kristen Siegert 

and senior Lauren Ramsey, 

tack up their designs. Ideas 

for sketches originated from 

aspects including a character's 

personality, the era of the 

show and the setting of the 

scene. Photo by Natalie Wall 

Senior Anna Neubert took the course in the spring of 2007. "The 
class was a lot of work, I'll say that first," Neubert said. "But it was 

Half the course was about figure drawing and working with water- 
colors, while the other part was reading scripts. "For example, how 
to interpret what the playwright provides through the text about 
what the character is wearing," said Neubert. "Sometimes they come 
right out and say 'What a lovely blue dress you're wearing, Lily.' But 
other times you have to decide what they would likely be wearing 
depending on their personality, as well as the season, the situation, 
the wealth, etc." 

Using what they had learned, students then adapted a play to an- 
other setting. They used well-known actors to develop the project. 

"The projects were fun and creative," said Neubert. "Our final proj- 
ect was a production of 'Twelfth Night,' but our imaginary cast was 
the characters of Pierce Brosnan, Halle Barry, Liam Neeson and Owen 
Wilson. It was really challenging, but loads of fun." 

Krause added that this hypothetical production was "a great thing 
to have in your portfolio." 

Neubert believed the skills in the course would help her future ca- 
reer. "It's hard to watch a play or movie now without trying to figure 
out the designer's motivations for their color choices and costume 
designs," she said. 

The course helped both Krause and Neubert, who designed cos- 
tumes for plays at the university. Though Krause said the February 
production of "Ubu Roi" at Theatre II had many characters, she used 
skills from Johnson's class to design their costumes. 

"To be a costume designer you really have to have a high apprecia- 
tion for theatre and a com- 

J^ M^ plete understanding of the 


show you're working for," 
she said. 

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Margaret Bavolack; Theatre And Dance; Rockville, Va. 
|ared Bookbinder; Music; Springfield, Va. 
Gillian Bowman; Studio Art; Ruckersville, Va. 

Catherine Gresham; Art History; Ladysmith, Va. 
I'layne Harris; Music; Fredericksburg, Va. 
Krica Hays; Studio Art; French Creek, W.Va. 

Addison Howell; Music; Williamsburg, Va. 
Laura Hurley; Art History; Marchfield, Mass. 
Anne Lindsay; Studio Art; Charlottesville, Va. 

Jessica Maggi; Studio Art; Sterling, Va. 
Michael Miragliotta; Music; Bridgewater, N.|. 
Klizabeth Morgan; Music; Harrisonburg, Va. 

Ryan O'Donnell; Studio Art; Clifton, Va. 

Susan Pearce; Art History; Winchester, Va. 

Sheri Powell; Studio Art; Centreville, Va. 

Meredith Schultz; Music Education; Farmingville, N.Y. 

Jacqueline Stader; Studio Art; Springfield, Va. 
Audrey Stiebel; Studio Art; Mechanicsville, Va. 
Steven Stiles; Studio Art; Dumfries, Va. 
Patrick White; Music Industry; Falls Church, Va. 







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Kristina Altf 

Shaina Allen 

Timothy Austen 

Angela Barbosa 

Caroline Blanzaco 

Eric Blumenthal 
Erin Brooks 

Mark Caplinger 
Sarah Chain 
Jason Clancy 

Sean Combs 

Donna Culver 

Amy Curtis 

Brittany Douglas 

Stephanie Edwards 

Timothy Finney 

Catherine Fitzmaurice 

Alexandra Foundas 

Kathleen French 

Hunter Gallalee 

Eleanor Garretson 

Kelly Gatewood 

Cora Gnegy 

Kaitlyn Gordon 

Chelsea Gutshall **" 

Amy Gwaltney 

David Hall 

John Haney 

Henry Harper 

Kristy Harris 

Emma Hershey 

Steven Hildebrand 

Kristyn Hole 

Kathryn Holmes 

Sara Ibrahim 

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indine Your Way 

C^ J By Ariel Spengler ^y 

Move-in day could be a terrifying event for freshmen, in a univer- 
sity of approximately 17,000 students that increased in numbers 
each year, the move intimidated both new students and parents. 
Traffic, lines for the elevators, new roommates and saying goodbye 
to parents added to the stress. 

"I think I cried a little bit in the beginning of the year," said Ari- 
elle Kook, a freshman from Columbia, Md. "It was incredibly over- 
whelming to be totally on my own." 

Kook and her fellow classmates took on the daunting responsibil- 
ity of finding their places among new people and organizations, 
finding solace in getting involved. 

"1 have really plugged in with some groups that are like second 
families to me," said Kook, citing Intervarsity, an on-campus Chris- 
tian organization; Into Hymn, an all-girl Christian a cappella group; 
and the crew that worked on the musical, "City of Angels." Different 
groups helped her not to get lost in the crowd. 

"Getting involved has really made the campus seem smaller to me," 
said Kook. "I have come to realize how much |MU has to offer." 

Freshman B| Gruber had similar success his first year by joining 
the university's drama club, The Stratford Players. 

"Stratford made my year what it was," said Gruber "I've done 
shows with them, done strike with them, and had class with the 
people involved with Stratford every day." 

Gruber's favorite memory of the year was his role in his first uni- 
versity show, "Anyone Can Whistle." 

"It was great," said Gruber "It's been an awesome experience 
so far." 
Kook had wonderful memories of the campus as well. 
"I have really enjoyed simply being able to get lunch or dinner with 
people I am living with and going to school with," said Kook. "It's so 
different from anything I experienced when I lived at home." 

Her bad memories, however, involved being when her roommate 
left her for the weekend. 

"She's only done it twice, but it's rough when there's no one in the 
room with you," said Kook. 
Kook was also afraid of getting lost in the crowd during classes. 
"I expected huge lecture halls and professors that didn't really 
care about you," said Kook. "But my French class had 15 people in 
it. I don't feel like my classes are impersonal anymore." 
Gruber had a different, albeit popular complaint. 
"Exam week," shuddered Gruber. 

Although the exams were often difficult, the classes turned out to 
be much better than expected. 

"My major took a little more work than I expected," said Gruber, a 
musical theatre major. "But it was totally worth it." 

Besides studying for exams and rushing to club meetings, under- 
graduates had to find fun activities during down time. 

"I have gone to UREC classes," said Kook. "It's amazing. The facili- 
ties are beautiful and I love how it makes you want to work out!" 
For Gruber, it was the entertainment. 

"I saw some of the comedi- 
ans," he said. "It was a great 
alternative to partying on the 

With so many friends and ac- 
tivities to explore, the university 
quickly felt like home for many. 
"The people are so fun and 
supportive here," said Kook. "I 
know I am going to grow both as 
a person and a student at jMU." 

ENJOYING the beginning of 
their weekend, freshmen Sally 
Cambell, Brittany Cassandra 
and Kelsey Souleret spend a 
Friday night at You Made It! 
The do-it-yourself pottery 
studio proved a popular 
off-campus attraction for 
underclassmen. Photo by 
Natalie Wall 




Underclassmen 233 


Connectinq Cultures 

^/ By Jen Beers 

Sent to Sierra Leone in the '70s as a Peace Corps volunteer, 
Professor Joseph Opala never imagined he would spend 17 years 
in the small country off the western coast of Africa. Entrenched 
in research, Opala filmed two documentaries and arranged a 
homecoming with descendents of slaves taken away from their 
homes hundreds of years ago, putting together a connection that 
would change the lives of Sien-a Leonians and Aft-ican-Americans alike. 

Opala graduated from the University of Arizona with a bach- 
elor's degree in anthropology and a passion for studying the his- 
tory of Native Americans. Soon after graduation he joined the 
Peace Corps and was sent to Sierra Leone, where he spent three 
years as a volunteer. Opala had some difficulty getting used to 
the different culture at first, but by the third year, he fell in love 
with the country. 

During his time in Africa, Opala developed an interest in re- 
searching the slave trade and the history of Bunce island, a 
slave castle on the coast of Sierra Leone. His dedication to his 
research allowed him to make significant discoveries. 

Through extensive research, he found that most slaves from 
Bunce Island had been taken over to plantations in coastal South 
Carolina and Georgia, known as the GuUah region. African-Amer- 
icans living in this area were able to trace their ancestry back to 
families in Sierra Leone. This exciting find became known as the 
"GuUah Connection." His connection and research began appear- 
ing in school textbooks. 

"My life is about bringing scholarship 
together with community service and 
making history relevant so people can 
use it in their lives," said Opala. 

Sierra Leone's government then used 
Opala's information to increase heritage 

Opala gave briefings in D.C., did inter- 
views with CNN and wrote articles for 

The Washington Post. As a professor in the history department at 
the university, he also took a liking to the students and the small 
city of Harrisonburg. 

Students related to the material he taught and many trav- 
eled overseas. They also took an interest in the Peace Corps, 
which helped the university rank as one of the top 25 colleges in 
corps recruitment. 

Opala contributed to the university by creating honors courses 
that related to his studies in Africa. Some of these classes focused 
on African-American history and culture through film, African 
language and storytelling, and the history of slavery. 

He also worked together with students at the National Museum 
of Natural History to create an exhibit about his research that 
made it to the Field Museum of Natural History in Chicago. 

Opala reached his students through his knowledge and the use 
of storytelling. 

"He could lecture for every single class and I would be enthralled 
to sit there," said junior Sarah Chain. 

His lectures showcased his thorough comprehension of 
African culture. 

"The most interesting part of the class was his experiences," said 
freshman Jessica Jones. "If he taught every subject 1 would choose 
him for a teacher every time." 

GATHERING oral history 

research on Tasso Island, 

Professor Joseph Opala 

speaks with Chief Alimamy 

Rakka and a Sierra Leonian 

man from the island. 

Tasso Island was just half 

a mile from Bunce Island, 

so many villagers who 

Opala spoke with were 

descendants of men and 

women who had worked 

at the slave castle, hhouj 

courtesy of Joseph Opala 

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Sean Jenkins 
Matthew Johnson 
Donna Jones 
Jacqueline Kurecki 

Phuong La 
Stephen Lee 
Tehnyr Lee 
Yuri Lee 
Bethany Magee 

Cara McCabe 
Katherine McKinney 
Ashley McPike 
Andrew Midgette 
Kate Mordecai 

Katherine Morton 
Sarah Newlon 
Katherine Nowell 
Lane O'Brien 
Kelley Oliver 

Emily Phillips 
Matthew Phillips 
Kaylene Posey 
Cassandra Potler 
Caitlin Price 

Maggie Ramseyer 
Jillian Regan 
Alyssa Richardson 
Lucy Romeo 
Amanda Scheffer 

Rebecca Schneider 
Amanda Slade 
Thomas Smith 
Christine Sparrow 
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Emily Strickler 

Brittnie Sykes 

Stephanie Synoracki 

Stephen Taylor 

Katie Thisdell 

Joshua Thompson 
Kira Thompson 
Jennifer Turner 

Aubrey Tuttle 
Chelsea Verdin 

Lexi Vlasho 
Brock Wallace 

Sarah Ward 
Jessica Weaver 
Lindsay Weida 

Bryce Williams 

Karlyn Williams 

Miranda Williams 

Sam Williams 

Anjerika Wilmer 

Sarah Young 



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Expanding Networks 

When first-year students began their college careers looi<ing for 
extracurricular activities to become involved in, Make Your Mark 
On Madison (MYMOM) was often one of their top choices. MYMOM 
was a student-run leadership program that gave students the op- 
portunity to listen to keynote speakers and interact with their 
peers every Monday night during the fall semester. 

"The purpose of the MYMOM program was for participants [fresh- 
men and sophomores] and leadership counselors [juniors and se- 
niors] to gain insight into their own personal values, leadership 
styles, facilitation techniques, and decision-making skills and pro- 
cesses through a semester-long leadership program," said junior 
Kelly Patullo. 

Patullo was chosen as the student director of MYMOM for 2009- 
2010. She and co-director junior Nicole Ferraro would be in charge 
of planning, implementing and evaluating the program. 

"MYMOM was designed to be a springboard into authentic in- 
volvement at school as well as a safe and comfortable environment 
to meet new people and express yourself," said Patullo. 

Groups of freshmen and sophomores were assigned a counselor 
to meet with once a week for a semester 

"Every Monday night, we met up with our council for dinner and 
then went to our MYMOM meeting," said freshman Christine Dono- 
van. "At each meeting, we listened to a presentation from either 
a faculty member or alumni of jMU. Their talks gave us valuable 
information in strengthening our leadership skills and involve- 
ment in school. Many presentations were inspiring and left us with 

advice in how to successfully 'make our mark' on Madison while 
staying true to our personal values and beliefs." 

Aside from the weekly meetings, students also participated in 
community service events, including a casino night for a local re- 
tirement home. 

Students joined MYMOM for many different reasons. It was not 
pertinent that students joined as freshmen, but it helped as stu- 
dents moved through the program and wanted to become counselors. 
"As a freshman, 1 decided to get involved in MYMOM because I 
simply wanted something to do that seemed like it would get my 
foot in the door for future involvement at school," said Patullo. 
For others, it was a family member's encouragement. 
"My mom actually got me interested in MYMOM, believe it or not," 
said freshman Melanie Gilbert. "She saw the program and thought 
it would be great for me." 
MYMOM's booth at student organization night was another great pull. 
"I learned about MYMOM from the student organization night and 
thought it would be a good experience," said freshman Stephanie 
Birkett. "1 was very involved in high school and figured MYMOM 
would help me learn different areas about school, as well as learn 
more about myself." 

MYMOM provided students with an opportunity to create new 
friendships with other students who had similar interests. Al- 
though the program may have cut into study time on Monday 
nights, the program taught students important aspects of leader- 
ship that would help them in the future. 

"MYMOM was overall a phenomenal 
program that I wish every single incom- 
ing student had an opportunity and pas- 
sion to get involved with," said Patullo. 
"1 truly felt that involvement in this 
program guided students into success 
throughout their college careers." 

GOOFILY posing on the 
kissing rock, MYIVIOM student 
directors and staff smile for 
a photo. The MYIVIOM staff 
worked in pairs of two with 
small groups of freshmen and 
sophomores to discuss topics 
such as communication and 
diversity. Pholo courtesy of Molly 





Underclassmen 257 


By Rebecca Schneider 

President Linwood H. Rose and his support staff wori<ed behind 
the scenes to make the day-to-day activities of the university 
happen. Administration members strove "to provide exceptional 
faculty, well-maintained facilities, diverse activities, outstanding 
support services and an environment for learning and explor- 
ing" to all students who pursued an education at the university, 
according to Rose. 

Through this mission, Rose and the senior administration han- 
dled routine operations of the university and oversaw the major 
divisions of the institution: Academic Affairs, Student Affairs and 
University Planning, Administration and Finance, and University 
Advancement. They were each committed to providing a superior 
educational experience for students, in addition to an accessible 
workplace for faculty and staff. 

The Division of Academic Affairs and Provost Douglas T. Brown 
worked together to offer students many "new and innovative 
programs... as well as stellar programs in the liberal arts and 
sciences, business, health professions and education," according 
to its Web site. Academic Affairs also provided services to faculty 
and staff that were intended to enhance professional develop- 
ment and promote continuing education. 

Aiming to improve all aspects of the university community, 
every development underwent serious consideration by the Divi- 
sion of Student Affairs and University Planning. 

"The university's planning process is at the core of everything 
we do," said Senior Vice President Mark Warner With many 
developments expected in the upcoming years, the Campuswide 
Master Plan project was approved by the Board of Visitors, which 
would act as a long-range road map for the future of the physical 

As the campus continued to evolve, the Division of Adminis- 
tration and Finance began the first stages of improving athletic 
facilities on campus. The need for more seating was magnified by 
the success of the university's intercollegiate athletics. During the 
2008 season, "the [football] team had nine wins over teams that 
were nationally ranked... and finished the year ranked third na- 
tionally," noted Brian Charette, assistant vice president of human 
resources, training and performance. 

With the continuing accomplishments of the Dukes, planning 
and designing began for the construction of the existing home 
side and northern end zone seating sections of Bridgeforth Sta- 
dium to expand seating capacity and support facilities, scheduled 
to begin in October 2009. In addition, the construction of the new 
Softball and baseball complex on the site of Memorial Hall began 
during the 2008-2009 academic yean 

Linwood H. Rose 

Although expanding the curriculum, the campus and the sur- 
rounding area, the university still made advancements towards 
reducing its environmental footprint. The university conserved 
thousands of gallons of water by eliminating service trays in din- 
ing facilities, according to Administration and Finance. 

With the close of "The Madison Century" campaign in June 
2008, the Division of University Advancement was glad to an- 
nounce that the goal they had set was "smashed." 

"Alumni and friends of the university have shown that a culture 
of philanthropy — a new sprit of involvement after graduation — a 
commitment to giving back to Madison — has begun to flourish," 
according to Senior Vice President Joanne Cam 

The university community was something to cherish. "When 
you come to jMU, you will feel the positive spirit of friendliness, 
caring, price and collaboration that characterize those associated 
with the university," said Rose. 

Warner was proud to announce that in 2009, "[the adminis- 
tration] unveiled 'The Madison Way' a statement that is being 
shared to promote and perpetuate the special culture we have at 

Enforcing the university's mission statement, administration 
members, faculty, staff, students and alumni were "a community 
committed to preparing students to be educated and enlightened 
citizens who lead productive and meaningful lives." For years, 
administrators would maintain that vision while continuing to 
make advancements toward the future. 

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Joanne Carr 

Senior Vice President for 
University Advancement 

Douglas Brown 

Provost and Vice President for 
Academic Affairs 

Mark Warner 

Senior Vice President for 

Student Affairs and University 

Planninq and Analysis 

Charles King, Jr. 

Senior Vice President for 
Adminstration and Finance 



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Vice Provost for Science, Technology, Vice Provost for Research 
Enqineerinq and Mathematics and PnbUc Service 

Teresa Gonzalez 

Vice Provost for Academic 
Program Support 

David Jeffrey 

College of Arts and Letters 






Robert D. Reid 

College of Business 

Phillip Wishon Linda Cabe Halpern 

College of Education 

University Studies 

Sharon Lovell 

Dean, College of Integrated 
Science and Technology 

David Brakke 

Dean, College of Science and 



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George Sparks 

Dean, College of Visual and 
Performing Arts 

Ralph Alberico 

Dean, Libraries and Educational 

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ic ^SuSAS^^s¥ I 

By Katie Thisdell 

/" I The coed business fraternity, Alpha Kappa Psi, 

^^ was dedicated to leadership. 

f<ing buslnill and pleailire, Alpha Kappa Psi (AKPsi) united its 
hers throughout the year. The coed business fraternity hosted 
essiannl and social events for the 89 brothers of AKPsi, en- 
agms its membt'is to form close relationships while helping 
oneanothei;^^ '»i._ 

I "We never are alone," said president Mary Rosenthal, a senior 
^•iTey are truly my brothers. When we are walking around campus 
and especially in Showker, you always see a friendly face willing to 
stop and talk." 

The brothers knew that there would always be someone there 
for them. 

"Whenever anyone in the fraternity needs help, someone is al- 
ways willing to lend a hand, and I love that about AKPsi," said se- 
nior Jessica Naquin, vice president of membership. "Also, our fra- 
ternity loves to give back to |MU and the community." 

The brothers were dedicated to raising money for the Cystic Fi- 
brosis Foundation. Each spring, they held an annual golf tourna- 
ment, and they hoped to sponsor a 5K as well. 

"We want to be able to contribute more money to this cause," said 
Rosenthal. "Everyone is very excited about this opportunity." 
Aside from service opportunities, rushing and pledging the frater- 
nity was an experience that the brothers would not forget. Naquin 
was known as the "Pledge Mom" for her role in helping the new 
brothers during fall rush. Since this was such an important time for 
new pledges, she said it was a large responsibility, but worth it. 

"I loved being able to have such an impact on their lives," said 
Naquin. "I think they will be great brothers and hopefully 1 helped 

with that." Naquin joined the fraternity after transferring 
to the university her sophomore yean Looking for a group 
to join, she went to the first rush event. "I immediately 
knew that was where I belonged," she said. 

AKPsi helped brothers become better leaders, not just in the busi- 
ness world, but also in their own lives. 

"Since joining AKPsi, 1 have become more confident and my net- 
working abilities have become stronger than ever," said senior Alex 
Hawthorne. "1 can't express how much AKPsi has done for me as an 

The fraternity went through ups and downs and changed over 
the years, but Naquin said she liked seeing how it had come out 
on top. 

"Our progression and how AKPsi has made us all better busi- 
ness leaders and individuals is awesome," she said. They worked 
on passing traditions down to the new brothers, since there was a 
large graduating class. "We know we are leaving the fraternity in 
good hands," said Naquin. 

Brothers participated in activities from snow tubing and corn 
mazes to family gatherings and a formal. There were leadership 
seminars and corporate speakers as well. 

"I was able to figure out what classes to take, who the 'better' 
professors are, go to lunch with groups of people, and practice in- 
terviewing with them," said Rosenthal. "I learned so much about 
the business world, professionalism, myself, leadership and how to 
truly enjoy the time 1 have in college with my friends." 

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'H/1 I^IM Psi 

^PHjl l^Tyi P&v 


MODELING their shirts, 

members imitate the pose 
shown on the back. The quote, 
"Got A Little Business In You?," 
played off a popular Captain 
Morgan advertisement. Photo 
courtesy of Kelly Salire 


Front Row: Marsha Shenk, Mary Rosenthal, Meghan Bollenback, Katy Lovin, Kristen Taylor, Megan Ngo, Nicole Furtado, Kerry Mat- 
thews, Patty Grinnell; Second row: Nick Snider, Alex Hawthorne, Tyler Austria, Kimberly Wojno, Kelly Mitchell, Lynda Carr, Carter 
Cole, Nicole Rodenbaugh, Alyson Therres, Elizabeth Johnson, Kristen Dunn; Back Row: Mike O'Shaughnessy, Sean Aldo, Justin 
Kimlel, Steve Jackson, Lee Jamison, Chris Jenkins, Jessica Naquin, Christopher Perez, Kate Wieczorek, David Daniele 

-He^is o^JoU 


HAVING braved the 
rain, members of Alpha 
Phi pose for a cheerful 
picture at Relay for Life. 
Participants from the 
university raised nearly 
$200,000 for the American 
Cancer Society. Photo 
courteiy of Joanna Kim 


26H Or^amzaiwns 

Front Row: Shannon Nelson, Emily Strickler, Michelle Hammerle, Becky Wardwell, Kayla McKechnie, Emily Lindamood, Jessica Shel- 
ton; Second Row: Toni Ivanova, Clare Badgley, Jessica Fox, Lisa Klassen, Alison Huffstetler, Kelley Kolar, Johanna Kim; Back Row: 
Whitney Lemke, Sara Schoeb, Kaitlin Solomon, Ashley Smith, Megan Ridgway, Katie Hyson, Kaitlin Salmon, Casey Culpepper 


The sisters of Alpha Phi 
$15,000 for their cardiac ca 

By Steph Synoracki 

more than 

^of the Theta Iota chapter of Alpha Phi shared a 
Fd with one another as they worked together to 
^rareness and raise money for their philanthropy, the 
jFoundation. The foundation was designed to pro- 
tthcardiac care, offer a chance to develop leader- 
ship s^lls and encoiirage women to be giving individuals. 

Although fiindiaisers were carried on throughout the year. Al- 
pha PM held its philanthropy week during the spring semester, 
aroun4 Valentine's Day. "Ai^asco," as it was called, was "an excit- 
ing, fun-filled week whef^^e sisters get to interact with the JMU 
community to raise money for an important cause," said junior Ali 

The week began on Feb. 9 with the "Move your Phi't" 5K walk/ 
run. On Monday, the ladies hosted the "King of Hearts" male auc- 
tion in Grafton-Stovall Theatre, where male students performed 
talents and were bid on by women of the university. The theatre 
was filled with laughter throughout the whole event. 

Tuesday and Wednesday of Aphiasco were proceeds nights 
at Ham's Restaurant and Tutti Gusti. Alpha Phi participated in 
"Jairn'Bail" with many other campus organizations on Thursday, 
a fundraising event where members of each group stood behind 
a fake jail scene, hoping that friends and fellow students would 
help post their bail. On Friday, Aphiasco came to an end with the 
Red Dress Gala held in the Festival Ballroom. A guest speaker from 
Rockingham Memorial Hospital spoke at the event concerning 
women's heart health. 

In addition to the daily events, "JMU is for LOVERS" T-shirts were 
sold on the Commons Monday through Friday. Alpha Phi's fund- 
raising goal for Aphiasco was $15,000, which they passed by al- 
most $800. The money was donated to the Alpha Phi Foundation, 
and in celebration of their fundraising efforts, the foundation do- 

nated $11,475 to Rockingham Memorial Hospital Women's Health 
Focus in honor of the university's chapter of Alpha Phi. 

As president, junior Stephanie Tan's goal was "to keep our women 
involved in our history and philanthropy [through] retreats among 
other educational programming provided by Alpha Phi Internation- 
al. We also utilize our Unity Chair in creating events to strengthen 
the bonds of our sisterhood." Unity Chair members were in charge 
of promoting harmony in the chapter. 

The ladies of Alpha Phi came in first place in the Greek Switch Step 
Show in the fall, hosted by Sigma Gamma Rho. The girls worked 
with a coach from Sigma Gamma Rho to choreograph their own 
piece. "It was a great opportunity to unite the entire Greek com- 
munity at James Madison University," said Tan. 

Theta Iota had a lot to be proud of, as they were the recipients of 
two awards at the Collegiate Awards Banquet in 2008: Excellence 
in Chapter Leadership and Outstanding Advisory Board. 

One of the most memorable times of the year for many sisters was 
the Big/Little Week, where older sisters of Alpha Phi were able to 
share their excitement with the new members. 

"The new girls were really excited and their Bigs gave them all 
kinds of presents and surprises. They even had some a cappella 
groups... sing to the girls on the Quad," said senior Jacquelyn Ga- 

As friends and as sisters, the ladies of Alpha Phi created a special 
bond throughout the year that they would carry for the rest of their 

"Alpha Phi has shown me that 1 can have so many great friends 
with such different personalities," said Anderson. "I am lucky to be 
part of an organization where 1 can spend time with amazing girls 
that I can call my sisters." 

Aipfv^ Pfic 265 *^^ 


Hostesses of many 

community service 

projects, the ladies 

of Alpha Kappa Alpha 

encouraged high 

educational and 

ethical standards. 

Their primary goals 

included resolving 

issues concerning 

women, promoting 

unity and 

providing service. 

ALpl^jx, iCxfynx, ALfUa^ 

Front Row: Tiffany Graves, Telmyr Lee, Tiara McKeever; Back Row: Renee Newsom, Quinncee Payne, Chiquita King 

Established in the 
spring of 2003, Alpha 
Kappa Delta Phi was 
the only Asian-Amer- 
ican sorority on cam- 
pus. The ladies raised 
more than $4,000 for 
the Susan C. Komen 
Foundation during their 
"Real Dukes Wear Pink" 
charity dinner where 
they promoted sister- 
hood, scholarship, 
leadership and Asian 

ALfU^ kjxfpx- ^eijbx, TixZ 

Front Row: Kristen Hoang, Nancy Phan, Jenny Chung, Hong-Quy Duong, Kim Nguyen, Emily Poly, Flor Militar; Back Row: Phuong 
La, Delia Chen, Jill Lu, Jay Ahn, DuyNhat Nguyen, Courtney Wu, Nabila Hafez 

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The first 
fraternity founded for 
and by black males, 
Alpha Phi Alpha 
required candidates to 
have a CPA of at least 
2.5 and be registered 
to vote. Promoting 
academic excellence 
and service to the 
community were three 
of the organization's 
primary goals. 

ALfU^ yUji ALjI^jx. 

Front Row: Justin Harris, Emmanuel Jefferson, Matthew Locl<e, Zachary Lane, Aamir Cobb, William McCoy; Back Row: Brandyn 
Green, Dominique Scott, Shaun Harris, Winston Bland, Paris Hamilton, Victor Gyamfi, Brandon Brown 

Front Row: Han Nguyen, Christine Lam, Priscilla Odango; Second row: Nammy Nguyen, Leanne Carpio, Adrianne Maraya, Michael 
Wu, Reza Mina; Back Row: Kevin Loftus, Jessie Salvador, Nona Aragon, Jacob Albert, Jonathan Belmonte 

Working to educate 
students and the 
community about 
Asian culture, the 
Asian Student Union 
held its 1 0th annual 
culture show in 
November. The show 
featured performances 
inspired by China, 
Korea, the Philippines 
and Vietnam. 

Asauxja^ StuAe^ U^sJjOvk. 

Un{.v&rsi.i(j OrQamzaiionS 261 

Sxsier, Sisier 

SPOUTING some attitude, 

members of AST perform 

as part of Greek Sing. 

Greel< Sing was the finale 

to Greek Week, winere 

sororities and fraternities 

came together to unite the 

Greek community. Photo 

by Natalie Wall 



2&B O^QanLzaiiOns 

Front Row; Sara Christie, Emily Jessee, Caitlin Fenerty, Kristin Cassell; Second Row: Lyndsay Campbell, Ashley Jones, Molly Shea, 
Chelsea Richter, Jennifer Campbell, Victoria Bradley, Ashley Earnhardt, Amanda Malinowski; Third Row: Jamie Dalsimer, Stephanie 
Leffke, Brianne Allison, Jenny Donaldson, Kendall Meyer, Mallory Shields, Liz Schwieder, Erin Devening, Heather Martin; Back Row: 
Ariel Brown, Katelin Mikuta, Krista Rockhill, Jacquelyn Walsh, Lauren Miscioscia, York Woodsmall, Nina Szemis 


By Lianne Palmatier 

Alpha Sigma Tau spread AIDS awareness 
throughout Harrisonburg 


If philantn^Py was a sport, the ladies of Alpha Sigma Tau [AST] 
would have been at the top of the pack. Their philanthropy was 
AIDS Awareness, and members hosted a slew of events to raise 
money aj^romote AIDS awareness throughout the Harrisonburg 
I "V^^^Hi an AIDS Benefit Concert, had blood drives, a 5K run/ 
vvall^n^ports events," said junior Megan Gardiner. Other than 
^ins a\v^i^^^^a\so supported the Pine Mountain Settle- 
ment SchoorandHabitat for Humanity. 

"We put on a "Band-Aid" concert, from which all proceeds went 
directly to AIDS awareness," said junior Bayley Lesperance. "We 
also had a capture the flag event. Commons days and sponsored a 
movie at Grafton-Stovall Theatre." 

The ladies focused on events on campus and around Harrison- 
burg, demonstrating love for the university as well as their com- 

In addition to working with organizations to better the commu- 
nity, members also worked together to better their relationships 
with others and among themselves. They spent time getting to 
know one another during events and in their spare time. 

"What was special about AST was that each sister had her own 
unique identity. We were a group of diverse women who shared 
a common interest in sisterhood, service and scholarship," said 
Gardiner. "My favorite aspects of being in a sorority were the spe- 
cial bonds of sisterhood and the amazing friendships that were 
formed. It was a great feeling to be a part of something bigger than 


To be in AST, members had to maintain a minimum grade point 
average of 2.5. They recognized the need to maintain good grades 
as well as be involved with the community 

"We also recognized girls who got better than a 3.0 every se- 
mester with a special dinner, and at our parents banquet. We took 
school work very seriously," said Lesperance. 

"Our requirements clearly showed that we were women of schol- 
arship who believed in high standards of learning," said Gardiner. 
"The moment I walked into the AST basement, I felt at home. The 
women who greeted me were genuine and obviously loved to be 
around each other." 

Lesperance said, "I felt the most comfortable in AST. Each soror- 
ity was great, but I felt that I personally clicked more with the girls 
in AST." 

The sisters each shared a special bond with one another that 
would not have been possible without the hard work they put in 
during the school yean The events they sponsored and teamwork 
all contributed to the friendships formed among the girls. 

"The people were what I found most special about AST," said Gar- 
diner "All the girls I met held a special place in my heart, and I can 
say that looking back, I would not be who 1 am without the girls 
that I met in AST." 

AlpK^ Gi^ma Vi(A 269 

^oUxetLu Love. 

By Sarah Chain 

Alpha Tau Oij^^lga was full of 
friendship and service 

At first glafiiee. Alpha Tau Omega [ATO) might have seemed Hke an 
anomaly for a Greek organization. 

"ATO IS nut looking for 'frat guys,'" said senior AJ Macey. "The chap- 
ters made up of men from many different areas and backgrounds, 
^^Ich helps to keep fi'esh ideas flowing." 

Membeis of ATO went past stereotypes to focus on leadership and 
service to the c^miinity-^O's values w/ere based off the beliefs 
of Christianity and not Greek mythology, according to junior Keith 

"We strive to be servant leaders... we strive to do more than better 
ourselves, we try to make an effect on those around us," said Reilly. 

Service projects included weekly tutoring programs at Spotswood 
Elementary School, volunteer work at Sunnyside Retirement Home 
and fundraising events like Rock for Random Acts of Kindness 
(RAK]. Rock for RAK was an all-day event dedicated to raising mon- 
ey for Big Brothers Big Sisters. 

Despite the rain during the event in September more than 20 
organizations joined ATO to raise nearly $4,000. 

In the spring semester the fraternity planned on leading a trip for 
Spotswood students to go to Monticello, James Madison's estate. 
Members raised money to help pay for the cost of the trip and ac- 

companied the students as chaperones. 

The Kappa Zeta chapter of ATO colonized at the university in the 
fall of 2006, with 38 men. As a founder of ATO, Macey saw the fra- 
ternity come together in the beginning. 

"I saw that the guys originally involved were something I wasn't 
able to find in other fraternities here," said Macey. "We all worked 
very hard, got a little lucky, and ATO snowballed into what it is to- 

ATO helped to develop its members' accountability, work ethic, 
service and leadership, all while making lasting friendships at the 

The fraternity organized two intramural teams, flag football and 
indoor soccer, where members could get to know one another in a 
laid-back atmosphere. Both teams took the championship title in 
2007. Aside from sports, different "families" of brothers took turns 
on Sunday evenings cooking for the whole chapter, according to 

"1 have no doubt that I will have ATOs in my wedding party," said 
Reilly. "We have a large graduating class in the spring, but none of 
us see their departure as a final goodbye." 

270 OrQamzations 

BROTHERS in ATO huddle 
around a fellow member of 
the fraternity during their 
Greek Sing performance. 
The members' performance 
was based on a Jock Jams 
spoof. Photo by Natalie Wall 

HOT dogs raised in 
preparation, brothers 
junior Charlie Franker and 
senior Dave Larosa take on 
an eating contest in Rock 
for RAK (Random Acts 
of Kindness). The event 
included a dunk tank, 
mechanical bull, volleyball 
tournament and live 
music. Photo courtesy of 
Caroline Blanzaco 

FrontRow: Adam Smith. Matthew Lyons; Second Row: David Tashner. Daniel Finn, John McAuley. Nicholas Passero, Michael Bollard. Jacob J Rauh. Dominic Fudesco. Kyle Sloveken. Robert de Laat. 
Joshua Kingsbury. Zach Marshall. Joseph A. Keane II. Benjamin Steiner Carmack. Paul Perruzza. Zackary Lopez: Third row: Ryan McCormack. Ryan Alexander Link. Matthew Robert Lilja. AJ Mahar. 
Christopher James Lyon. Andrew Hamilton Reese, Andrew Jon Macey, Manhew Alexander Passero. Joshua Joseph Rauh. Brian Matthew Tordella. Daniel James Bolen, Benjamin S. Crlss. Sean Young- 
berg; Back Row: Christopher Manin. Richard Kelsey. Charlie Franker, Nathan Solow. Scott W Regan. Matthew Wetherbee. Jonathan 5. Lyons. Christopher Wood, Zachary Bauer, 

Only two years old 

at the university, the 

Association for 

Childhood Education 

International (ACEI) 

focused on preparing 

elementary education 

majors for teaching 

positions. Events 

focused on service and 

volunteer opportunities 

in the community 

involving young 


Focused on promoting 

unity among Black 

and Latino Creek 

organizations on 

campus, the Black 

Latino Creek Caucus 

held three major events 

throughout the year. 

Creek Week, Creek 

Cookout and the 

Alumni Step Show all 

provided opportunities 

for members of the 

Creek community to 


Front Row: Caitlin Munson, Julie Simpson, Jennifer Chevalier, Julia Urban, Shannon McCullough, Caitlin Pinnella, Aly Gitlin; Back 
Row: A.J- McClung, Brandy Talbott, Sarah Creamer, Laura Ginish, Michele Ritner, Sarah Young, Caroline Fischer, Katie Conway 

272 Or^amzO-iLOns 

Front Row: Sam Everett, Justin Wilson, Ashley Daniels, Angel Brockenbrough, Quinncee Payne, Shaun Harris; Second Row: Briana Harris, L. 
Nell Smircina, Victoria Gaines, Telmyr Lee, Tiffany Graves, Tiara McKeever, Chiquita King, Ashley Clarke, William McCoy. Zachary Lane; Third 
row/: Roy McDonald, Chervon Moore, Karla Smith, Rashaunda Jadson, Britnie Green, Brandon Brown, Vernita Fisher; Back Row: Rashonda 
Roberson, MynikTaylor, Anasa King, Jessica Wade, Ivaco Clarke, Renee Newsom, Courtney Dixon, Winston Bland 


Hip-Hop Summit 
Week, Blacl< History 
Week and Ebony Ex- 
posure Week were just 
a handful of the Black 
Student Alliance's 
events during the 
year. Members worked 
to support recruitment 
of black students, as- 
sist in their orientation 
and promote interac- 
tion and involvement 
in school activities. 

^Lxck Stude:^ AlUc^j^uie. 

Front Row: Katie Morris, Jalisa Johnson, Janna Hall, Jade Hillery, Asya Toney; Second Row: MynikTaylor, Bianca Newton, Jessica 
Bailey, Justin Carter; Back Row: Brandyn Green, Bradley Davis, KD Doxie, Donte Jiggetts 

^OCC£. ^cdL CLdr 

Front Row: Pat Lay; Second Row: Emily Ciccarelli, Kathryn Owens. Erica Harriman, Leslie Haase, Matt Acosta, Brittany Morgan, 
Emilia Randier, Rachel Johnson, Julia McCurdy, Haley Westman; Back Row: JJO'Malley, Brian Fridley, Jeno Pizarro, Laura Henschen, 
Jason Pitt, Travis Blacl<, Zack Neurohr, Phil Blake, Isabelle Puryear 

With about 40 mem- 
bers, the Bocce Ball 
Club grew at a rapid 
rate. Established in 
2007, the club ws 
dedicated to bridging 
the gap between stu- 
dents and the elderly, 
a feat accomplished 
by trips to local 
retirement homes. 

UniversLiij OfQanLzaiions 273 % 

^SulL's Cy 

By Beth Principi 

hery Club was the 2007. I 

)nnQ r.-.i-l/-ir.-.l /-h-.rr.i-.i/-»r. V/ 

The Arch( 

and 2008 national champion 

/ere very busy. The students bled pur- 
jtional championships in two years. 
■ was officially cut as a varsity sport a 
national championship in 2007. 
ionships than any varsity sport on 
fas bitterness between the 
Ministration and the club members over being cut. But senior 
Brittany Lorenti, treasurer of the club, said that simply was not the 

"We really used it to our advantage," said Lorenti. "We learned 
everything that goes into running a club sport efficiently." 

Whether it was recruiting on campus or fundraising for different 
tournaments, the new club members learned the ropes and swung 
their way to a second national championship win. 

As the reigning 2007 and 2008 national champions, their goal for 
the next season was to win another national championship. Senior 
Nick Kale, president of Archery Club, said he had high hopes for the 
upcoming season. 

"We have been practicing five days a week for most of the semes- 
ter and everything is going great," said Kale. "What I'm impressed 
with is how many freshmen are dedicated to learning how to shoot 
and wanting to improve." 

The first thing freshmen had to decide was what type of archery 
they would participate in. There were two styles, compound and 

"Compound shooters are allowed a scoped sight, release aids, 
and their bows use cams to help store energy and shoot faster," ex- 

plained Kale. "Recurve is a type of bow that uses sights 
that are not scoped, no release aids, and does not have 

Recurves and compounds did not shoot against each other in 
any competitions, and recurves were the only bows allowed in the 

Kale, who shot recurve, was an AU-American in 2008, while 
Lorenti made the world team in 2006 and 2008, which brought her 
to Slovakia and Taiwan. Senior Jacob Wukie, who left in 2008 to 
train as an alternate for the 2008 United States Olympic Archery 
Team, came back for the upcoming season. 

"We are very proud to have such a high caliber archer train and 
shoot in our program," said Kale. 

Wukie was not the only archer in the club to compete on an in- 
ternational level. "This team is comprised of an amazing group of 
archers from around the country," said Lorenti. "We have had nine 
world champions and have won 20 individual and mixed team 

With Archery Club's great success, it may have seemed that the 
talent came naturally to these athletes, but members were quick 
to say otherwise. "It takes lots and lots of shooting," said Kale. "You 
can usually find me shooting six to seven times a week." 

By counting the championships and honors the archers had com- 
piled in the last two years, it was apparent that becoming a club did 
not stop this team of ace shooters. 

27H Or^anLzdiLons 

POSING for the camera, 
the team holds up their 
bows. The Archery Club 
won more national 
championships than any 
university varsity sport. 
Photo courtesy of Nick Kale 

Front Row: Nick Kale, Chris Booth, Mike Ashton, Maegan Pisman, Bryan Brady, Brittany Lorenti; Back Row: Katie Jepson, Jacob 
Wukie, Nathan McCullough, Scott Einsmann, Paul Sexton, Stephanie Gallagher, Tyler Martin 

Arckeru cLdr 

Awk&ri^ CliAh 273 ""% 

V2au> -HorserxMier 

MOUNTED on the horse, junior 

Allison Sniyrl practices in the ring. 

The Equestrian Club had practiced 

at Brilee Farm near the university 

since 2006. Photo Courtesy of Leslie 


SOARING through the air, 
junior Leslie Carlson practices 
a jump. The Equestrian 
Club competed against 
other Virginia colleges at 
shows organized by the 
Intercollegiate Horse Show 
Association. Photo courtesy of 
Leslie Carlson 

CauesirAuxj^ cLdr\ 

I Front Row: Johanna Pedersen, Colby Bohn, Rosalie Chilton, Allison Killam, Matt Dickard; Second Row: Nikki Morris, Vanessa Colley, 

Liz Lange, Morgan Fink, Tessa Amey, Jillian Regan; Back Row: Allison SmyrI, Sophia Romanow, Maggie Foley, Leslie Carlson, Adriana 

276 Or^^nizaiLons 


tjTRAINER Bobby Jones and 
^junior I esiie c ilion watch 

another club member ' 

,show. Members bought 
straining packages and fit the 
^sessions in around their class : 

schedules. Photo courtesy of 

Leslie Carlson 



By Caitlin Harrison 

uestrian Club members overcame challenges 
to win their first show in three years 

Obstacles-wme the name of the game for the 

Equestrian ClubaMembers focused on building 

d competiti\L> team from scratch after major 

changes were made a few years prior 

"Three years ago, our team had to/ind a new facility, new horses 

and a new coach," said junior Allison Smyrl. "Our past and present 

members have wo iked tremendously hard to build this program 

back up from the ground." 

Even though the Equestrian team at the university was a club 
sport, the members still competed against varsity teams from oth- 
er schools. The team won its first show in three years in October 
at Hollins University. Aside from the 13 members of the team who 
rode competitively, there were more than 70 other riders who did 
not compete. 

"What I think is most significant about this year is that we have 
riders of all different ages and experience levels on our show team," 
said junior Leslie Carlson. "Our freshmen have done really well for 
themselves and the team. Also, we have very few seniors this year, 
but the leadership has been better than ever." 

Team members practiced at Brilee Farm, located about 20 min- 
utes from campus. During show weeks, the riders practiced for an 
hour up to three times a week, and also practiced with their trainer, 
Bobby jones. Riders paid for a lesson package from the trainer, and 

then made the lesson times work with their class schedules. The 
riders practiced on horses owned by Brilee Farm and private own- 
ers. Private owners allowed the riders to practice on their horses 
in exchange for discounted boarding at the farm. 

The Equestrian Club raised money through proceeds nights at 
various businesses such as Qdoba and Coldstone Creamery, and 
through concessions at football and basketball games. The team 
also raised funds through Sally Foster, a company that offered a 
variety of gifts to be sold, with 50 percent of profits going to the 
team or organization. 

"The Equestrian Club is a very successful self-achieving organi- 
zation," said senior Danielle Parkinson. "Everyone works together 
to make money, do their part in community service and achieve 
points as a club team. Its past and present committed members 
have helped the Equestrian Club to sustain its successful timeline 
over the years." 

A great deal of experience was not necessary to join the team, and 
all levels were accepted. Events outside of practice and the friend- 
ships between members were what the men and women enjoyed 

"I have been a part of the Equestrian Club since my freshman year 
at JMU," said Parkinson. "The riding was great, the showing was 
great, but I feel that it was the people I met, and the friendships I 
made that really was my favorite part of the Equestrian Club." 

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Diligently working to 
discuss a tender sub- 
ject, Campus Assault 
ResponsE (CARE), 
spread awareness 
dealing with sexual 
assault and support of 
survivors. CARE began 
a helpline open four 
days a week, and had 
recently expanded 
its hours to 24 hours 
a day, seven days a 

To promote 
Career and Academic 
Planning, Career Edu- 
cation Officers (CEO) 
provided workshops 
for groups on campus 
including clubs and 
residence halls. CEO 
was formed in 1 994 
to work with outreach 

CcKjreer GiLkCjxLicvs^ Officers 

Front Row: Brigid Jacobs, Christine Schaefer, Emily Phillips, Kira Thompson, Katy Johnson; Back Row: Chandra Lane, Alaina Vinacco, 
Kelly Carr, Joe Fogel, Ryan Doren, Jane Arrowsmith 

27^ OrQamzaiions 


s»case?!K'SPR=:!<s- ■: 

Front Row: Phoebe Liu, Michael Wu; Second Row: Diana Pei, Natalie Ngu, Han Nguyen, Than-Thuy Nguyen, Erica Villacrusis; Third 
Row: Karen Sin, Alida Huynh, Thanh Nguyen, Wendy Hou, Cathleen Nguyen, Michelle Huynh, Raphael Villacrusis, Christine Lam; 
Back Row: Jacob Albert. Minh Nauven, Michael Nauven.Tian-Hao Wanci, Jonathan Belmonte, Junzhou Shi, Jason Chuang, Julie Ha 


Front Row: Emily Correa, Ashley Scott, Vince Battistone, Traise Rawlings, Molly Greenhood, Elizabeth Chidester; Second Row: 
Jessica Weaver, James Loizou, Kimmy Rohrs, Anne Love Feild, Shawn Bush, Corbin Craft, Garrett Johnson, Joshua Thompson; Back 
Row: Tyler McLeod, Nick Young, John Pierce, Andrew Williams, Steven Irons, Derek Silvers, GregTarmargo 

Committed to diver- 
sifying and enlighten- 
ing the university, the 
Chinese Student As- 
sociation shared tradi- 
tional Chinese culture 
and history. Fundrais- 
ing for victims of the 
Sichuan Earthquake 
that happened in May 
was the group's main 
focus for 2008. 

With opportunities for 
film discussion and 
production, Cinemuse 
provided a place for 
aspiring filmmakers to 
meet and create video. 
Hosting an annual film 
festival with showings 
both on and off cam- 
pus was Cinemuse's 
main event of the year. 

UmversliQ OrgamzaiLOns 279 

CROONING to the ladies, 

sophomore Austin Colby 

1 T* . I • ^1 • I L gets into the "Prom" theme 

JlV Th£. >UvK£Loi/xt of Exit 245s end-of-the- 

'^ semester show. A vocal music 

education major, Colby sang 

the baritone voice part in the 





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DECKED outin full 
costume, senior Joel 
Gerlach pauses between 
songs. As part of the 
"Prom" theme, members 
portrayed popular high 
school stereotypes. Photo 
by Amy Gwoltney 


2^ Or^anizaiLons 

Front Row: Adam Spalletta, Denny Norris, Evan LaLiberte, Jim Smith; Second Row: Doug McAdoo, David Batteiger, Tyler Bradley, 
Matt Beck, Joel Gerlach: Back Row: Steven Anzuini, Seth Doleman, William Rousseau, Austin Colby, Kyle Hutchinson, Drew Daniels, 
Thomas Tombes 


A cappella group Exit 245 promotes 
their fifth studio album 

Energ ^crazin ess and talent were the first things that 
carno^O' rmWHiien someone mentioned Exit 245, ac- 
cormng to freSmnan Evan LaLiberte. A new member in 
the fall sen^to^jt&Liberte was the most recent addition to the 
university^^pniere all-male a cappella group, along with fresh- 
men Drew^^^els, Jim Smi th and Tyler Bradley. Ranging from 12 
to 17 memSl^lipSTaiHgflS^^semester, Exit 245 had been trav- 
eling up and down tlie East Coast for more than ten years perform- 
ing at colleges, high schools and competitions. 

"All the guys in the group are really close, and we always have a 
great time wherever we go," said LaLiberte, who added that his 
favorite part so far of being in the group was performing shows 
outside of the university. 

The group had released five studio albums and one live album 
since its inception in 1998, the most recent being "Limelight," in 
April 2008. Although recording was difficult, tedious and time- 
consuming, the musicians found it to be a highly rewarding pro- 

"When you're walking through the Village and you hear your CD 
being blasted out of a random dorm window from across the way, 
you can't help but smile and feel good about it," said sophomore 
David Batteigen "We've made something someone else loves." 

For the first half of the year, however, members took a semester- 
long break from recording to focus on performing. 

"With the time and financial commitments that follow recording 
sessions, it is difficult for us to always get to perform to the extent 
we would prefer," said senior Seth Doleman, president of Exit 245. 

Exit 245 was eager to perform its new pieces for the university 

community. The group could be seen at a variety of philanthropic 
events like Operation Santa Claus, and Greek fundraisers like The- 
ta's Mr CASAnova. But the group's biggest shows on campus were 
the end-of-the-semester concerts held in December and April, 
which showcased a handful of first-time performances. In Decem- 
ber, the group debuted "In Love With A Girl," originally by Gavin De- 
graw; "If You Really Love Me," originally by Stevie Wonder; "Burnin' 
Up," originally by the Jonas Brothers; and "Do You Believe Me Now," 
originally by Jimmy Wayne. 

The concert was held in junction with The BluesTones' end-of-the- 
semester concert, mixing the styles of Exit 245 with the all-female 
voices of The BluesTones for an experience that members of both 
groups enjoyed. The idea originated when a lack of venues were 
available for the groups to have separate shows. The groups worked 
together for the anticipated intermission video built around the 
"Prom" theme, and performed a rendition of "Somebody to Love," 
originally by Queen. 

"We just decided to combine forces and make it one of the largest 
a cappella concerts that JMU has ever seen," said Doleman. 

Although Exit 245 performed an average of 70 shows per year 
and practiced three or more times a week, members found plenty 
of time to relax. When not performing, they supported one another 
outside of music. 

"As much as we enjoy singing together, the best part of being in 
Exit is the brotherhood," said junior Jason Itam. 

Sophomore Thomas Tombes agreed. "Spending as much time to- 
gether as we do, we form a bond that is nothing short of a brother- 
hood. We're an extremely tight knit group of guys." 

&tt 2^ 2^ 


By Katie Thisdell 

Ov ikE. ^€i^jMcn 

The fencing club taught themselves 
the ins and outs of the sport 

Surpn^jlllgj^re was more to fencing than just stabbing oppo- 
nenj^^Knibe^rof the Fencing Club learned the basic skills before 
fighting others in the "family-oriented" sport, according to senior 
Sarah Taylor.the club's president. 

"Beginnin g feny^n g is different because you just want to get really 

»it," said I^^Bi'But you have to learn the basics before you can 
ifea rooiii^W 

With four pr articps a week in the Memorial Hall auxiliary gym, 
members had several options. Tuesdays and Thursdays were drill- 
based lessons for beginners, while Mondays and Wednesdays were 
for the advanced members, or those who had completed one se- 
mester of training. 

"That's when we're free-fencing and we each know what we have 
to work on," said Taylor 

Sophomore Melanie Demaree said that since there was no coach, 
the members helped one another. "Your opponents tell you where 
you're weak and how to improve," she said. 

Junior Scott Bell joined the club as a freshman with no experi- 
ence, and two years later was teaching other beginners. 

"That shows how quickly you can improve if you don't give up on 
it," he said. Bell did not stop learning, either "You could say that I 
teach the beginners how to fence, and they teach me how to teach," 
he said. 

Fencers learned to use the three different types of blades: the foil, 
saber and epee. Each was for a different target area on the body. 
For example, when a fencer fought with the light and flexible foil, 
he or she only scored points for hitting an opponent in the torso 

area. With an epee, though, points could be scored "from the shoe- 
laces to the mask," according to Taylor. 

The type of blade that a fencer chose "depends on their personal- 
ity," said Taylor 

Fencers wore the recognizable white protective outfits, including 
lame jackets that registered points electronically. 

"When you're fencing, you're vulnerable, so you have to think 
about what your opponent might do," said Demaree. "If you just 
attack blindly, you'll get hit a lot." 

Members, several of who were rated nationally, also attended 
tournaments through the United States Fencing Association. 
Though it was difficult to be ranked, Taylor said "it comes naturally 
to some." 

There was more to the club than just practicing the sport. The 
small group was a tight community that had social activities out- 
side of practices. 

"We're a wacky bunch, but we're also an accepting one," said Bell. 
"We try to keep a focus on how being part of the Fencing Club is 
more than just getting to stab people. It's also about meeting new 
people and making friends." 

Though the club was not widely known on the university's cam- 
pus, the members constantly told others students about what they 

"Most people are impressed and surprised to hear that I fence," 
said Taylor. "But it's fun, athletic and competitive. You get a rush 
from doing it." 

2^ 0r^^niz^ttt?ns 

SQUARING off, freshman 
Patrick Dunford aims at 
his opponent. The sport of 
fencing dated all the way 
back to the 12th century. 
Photo courtesy of Sarah 

Front Row: Megan Godbey, Sarah Taylor, Melanie Demaree, Lindsay Weida, Brigitte Roussos; Back row: Scott Bell, Bryan Moen, 
Ford Lautenschlager, Patrick Dunford 

-^ewcAvv* cLdr 

fencing CliAh 2^ 



Started as a fraternity 

at Washington State 

University in 1 936, 

Circle K International 

had clubs around 

the world. Service 

opportunities for 

members ranged 

from a pen pal 

program with a local 

elementary school 

to spending time 

with residents at 

Sunnyside Retirement 


Composed of 

representatives from 

each class, Class 

Council worked to unify 

each class through 

social gatherings, 

academic programs 

and community service. 

Members were elected 

each year to serve on a 

council for each class. 

Circle^ IC Jvv££rvvA£cOku\i. 

Front Row: Alexis Bergen, Meredith Sizemore, Jenna Ashworth, Amanda Ressin, Elizabeth Allen; Back Row: Kelly Pilkerton, Jennifer 
Schwartz, Jillian Russell, Donna Jones, Marianne Bradshaw, Parag Parikh 

SQA cLxss Cou^uiaIs 

2^H: OfQa-niz^iiOns 

Front Row: Sarah Kavianpour, Caitlin McPartland, Amber Richards, Margaret Eberly, Heather Shuttleworth; Second Row: Carlos 
Ruiz, Greg Hogan, Candace Avalos, Nicole Ferraro, Stephanie Kissam; Back Row: Brock Wallace, John Sutter, Evan Botello, Anthony 
Russo, Timmy Austen 

Club Cheer's main 
purpose was to 
compete at the 
regional and national 
levels. The team was 
very competitive 
against varsity teams 
at other universities, 
which was seen as a 
huge accomplishment 
since Club Cheer was 
self-run and 


Front Row: Janey Tazzioli, Audrey Smith, Ashley Yates, Christine Maniey, Sarah Perkinson; Second Row: Kelly Gooch, Amanda 
Michetti, Maria Schmitt, Rebecca Marksteiner, Casey Drumheller, Lindsey Wall; Back Row: Ashley Ward, Christine Borkowski, Julia 
Dates, Katie Gorham, Jess Griffin, Sarah Sams 

Club Cross Country 
and Track Club 
focused on offering an 
enjoyable environment 
for runners to train 
and compete. The 
team dedicated 
much of its time to 
organizing a sports 
festival for the 
mentally challenged in 
the local community. 

cLdr Cress Cou^dj^ & TtaJi 

Front Row: Anne Ralston, Laura Cascio, Amy Sullivan; Second Row: Brittany Burke, Alii Ayres, Laura Wheat; Back Row: Eric Sch- 
ramm, James Ashworth, Jake Fishman, Matt Harmon 

Unmrsdij Or^O-mzo-iLOns 235 

A 4^resU. ShurL 

By Matt Johnson 

A TresU. Shirt 

Kappa Alpha Theta began its first full 

year at the university 

Alpha Theta (KAT) saw many firsts this year. The sisters 
leir first full year at the university and moved onto campus 
lo the Giee k community. 

enja^B^Mig a part of the Greek community, and they have 
ally sHiiportive with us coming onto campus," said senior 
Bos»rth, president of the sorority. 
The university's chapter officially began in December 2007, after 

Ildents had pledgeithe sorority a month prion 
incc they joined the Greek community, KAT instantly became in- 
volved, supporting SafeRides, Student Ambassadors, Greek Week, 
Relay for Life and many more organizations. 

"We just really try to support everyone," said junior Kristin Kleis, 
vice president of public relations. "We try to go out to everything." 

KAT also helped raise money for Court Appointed Special Advo- 
cates [CASA] during its first philanthropy week, an organization 
that represented abused and neglected children in court. 

"Our philanthropy is CASA, and [philanthropy week] went really 
well," said Kleis, who worked with the sorority to raise more than 
$500. "It was a great learning experience. We raised some mon- 
ey for the CASA nationally We even donated some to the CASA of 

Another first for the sorority was having the opportunity to move 
onto campus. The building in the Treehouses that used to be Elm 
(a freshman dorm) provided KAT with a house on Greek Row. 

"We were excited to get [the house]," said Bosworth. "It's been 
amazing living there. I've gotten closer to all the ladies on my floor 
and it's been a great experience." 

The year also brought KAT its first rush week. 

"We had our first recruitment process, which went really well," 
said Kleis. "We did take quota this year, which is good in sorority 

Overall, KAT did well during its first year at the university, meet- 
ing each new experience with passion and enthusiasm. 

"I think we met all those firsts in strides," said Kleis. "I think that 
we had our ups and downs, but for the most part, the sisters really 
represented what our values are and really showed that they can 
be a strong organization here at JMU." 

Kleis also believed that the diverse group of women was excited 
to not only be a part of the Greek community, but also to be a part 
of something bigger. Bosworth felt that the sorority was a strong 

"[We have a] strong sisterhood," said Bosworth. "Even though it's 
only been a year, the bond that we've established is really strong." 

Kleis said, "It's a very supportive community. [It] gives its mem- 
bers every opportunity to excel here at )MU." 

Overall, KAT became a very close family in less than a year, with 
many of its sisters becoming close friends. 

"It's been a great experience," said sophomore Jessica Barnett. 
"I've met a lot of great sisters that have become some of my best 
friends. It's helped me improve my leadership skills, and it's helped 
me enjoy college more." 

2S6 Or^^niz.a.iwns 

AS part of Kappa 
Alpha Theta's first fall 
recruitment, recruits 
sophomore Allie Graff 
and junior Tracy Galofaro 
socialize at a rush event. 
The Eta Rho chapter began 
at the university in 2007. 
Photo by Lauren Baggage 

kj\ffn(x, ALylx/x, TUeLx^ 

Front Row: Jess Valsechi, Stephanie Kissam, Maria Gandolfo, Shelby Trumble, Samantha Reynolds, Christa Samaha, Summer Loub, 
Kathleen Lee; Second Row: Lauren Babbage, Katelyn Hodges, Michael Fuzy, Michele Topping, Katie Minese, Chelsea Ronayne, 
Danielle Chelena, Jenny Sinnott; Third Row: Jessica Chambers, Jordan Huskey, Becki Schumm, Kelsey Owens, Katie Duffy, Amanda 
Rutherford, Kim Burkins, Ashley Barbee, Rebecca Thomas; Back Row: Kerri Lawrence, Landry Bosworth, Carly Arnwine, Lindsay 
Dornan, Jessica DiLeo, Jessica Maurer, Sarah Pryor, Katherine Reis, Emily Dean, Julie Piepenbring 

Ka^^a Alpk^ Tkeia 2^ 


HOISTING signs onto their backs, 
members of Madison Equality 
make sure safety is a priority 
during their community service. 
The group picked up litter along 
Gay Street in Harrisonburg. Phofo 

SWINGING the door closed, 

a student enters the closet. 

The structure was set out on 

the Commons for a day so 

students could write their 

thoughts on the inside walls 

and then "come out" of the 

closet. P/iofo courtesy 0/ 

Leigh Williami 


TAKING a moment to 
goof off, group members 
balance on the railroad 
tracks by Gay Street. The 
clean up project was part 
of Madison Equality's 
commitment to service. 
Phoio Louiteiyolieigh 

Front row: Kristina Blehm, Leinaala Robinson, Kelly Clouston,JoelleTea5ley, Leigh Williams, Naomi De Gallery; Back Row: Marjorie 
Cook, Alesha Godino, Juliana Cochran, Kristin Engelmann, Tori Lannetti, Gemma Hobbs 

Madi^^ Equality spread acceptanAe^of the lesbian, 
gay, bisexual and transgendered communities 

By Caitlin Harrison 

Madison Eqi^ity went through many changes throughout the 


|e re QVV^RIpiring the group more," said junior MeHssa Brown, 

I prjpneatoftlie c-b. "We're also dying to be more inclusive of 

thetrans^rrdelHrbranJJBBbe Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual and Trans- 

ge^j^Tic yJJil^ commi^^^^Btovtraight supporters. We want 

Fone to feel safe and w-eWURT^ 

: of the group's newest additions was the "Coming Out Closet" 
A wooden structure, rectangular in shape and meant to look like a 
closet, was set out on the Commons on Oct. 11, which was National 
Coming Out Day. 

"The concept is that anj'one can go in, confidentially write any 
secret they might have on the inside of the closet, and then literally 
and figuratively 'come out' about it," said sophomore Lei Robinson, 
the events coordinator for the group. 

The "Coming Out Closet" was part of Madison Equality's annual 
GayMU week, where they handed out free purple and gold T-shirts 
that read: "Gay? Fine By Me." Anyone on the Commons who wanted 
one could take one, and at the end of the day, everyone took a pic- 
ture together. 

"It's a just movement to involve everyone — gay, straight, trans- 
gendered, or whatever you may identify as — who is OK with the 
LGBT community," said Brown. "A little way to say 'Hey, 1 support 
you guys.' A simple shirt can help someone who is insecure in their 

owTi identity feel more comfortable on campus." 

Another way that Madison Equality got the word out about the 
LGBT community was through classroom panels. Professors invit- 
ed three to four members of Madison Equality to come and discuss 
with their class. 

"They're a great way of putting a human face to the LGBT cause," 
said sophomore Faith DeGallery, the educational coordinator for 
the group. "1 think it's a lot easier for people to identify and re- 
late to a person rather than a paragraph in a textbook. Their func- 
tion is primarily to educate the campus on LGBT issues and to give 
students a unique opportunity to understand what it's like to be 
somebody who is LGBT." 

Madison Equality usually did about 30 to 40 panels each semester, 
and the group was recognized for their work with a Dolley Award 
in Outstanding Educational Programs from the university. 

Madison Equality's mission was to promote acceptance and tol- 
erance through awareness and education, because the group be- 
lieved everyone deserved to find a place where they fit in. 

"My favorite part of Madison Equality has to be knowing that we 
are making a safe place for people to be who they are, regardless of 
their sexual orientation, gender identity, race, religion [or] political 
affiliation," said BrowTi. "I think that's unique when we live in such 
a divisive society." 

TYiadiSon t/iiAdiii^ 239 

Holding tryouts 

once a semester for 

new members, Club 

Softball welcomed 

anyone who had 

played softball 

in a competitive 

environment. The 

team recently joined 

the National Club 

Softball Association. 


Front Row: Erin Henning, Courtney Wallace, Jill Zeller, Kristen Taylor, Kristin Wojtowycz, Haley Harmon, Kelly Nardo; Back Row: Lauren Ellis, 
Nicki Averse, Shelby Webb, Shea Thomas. Rosalie Serra, Lynsey Carter, Kelly Weber, Amanda Reeves 

Furthering the goals of 

the Democratic Party 

both on campus and 

in the surrounding 

community, College 

Democrats had been 

active since 1 975. It 

was the only group 

on campus officially 

associated with the 

Democratic National 


ow: NoraTMcL 

Front Row: NoraTWcLeese, Angela Barbosa, Michelle Woods, Sophie Brown, Sherry Vaughan, MelanieGoff; Back Row: Ed Rozynski, Kevin 
Settle, Megan Sanko, David McKinney, Hana Uman, Dimitry Pompee, Andy Eblin, Parth Joshi 

290 Or^amziO-iLOns 


Covdje^^orxru gospel SAssjiers 


Front Row: Felicia Bracey, Devan Ellison, Telmyr Lee, Tyiesha Brooks, Amy Leggett, Brittnie Sykes, Lauren Smith, BrittanyTTopkins, 
Brittany Ransome, Erica Ponder; Back Row: Nideria Brown, Cyndle Hash, Grace Flanagan, Cassandra Howell, Heavenly Hunter, 
Demetrius Lancaster, Danielle Blue, Korey Lamb, Jasetta Perkins, Doron White 

Established as an 
organization in 1 972 
under the Center for 
IVIulticultural Student 
Services, Contemporary 
Gospel Singers' goal 
was to spread the 
gospel through music. 
Members used the gift 
of music to lend a hand 
and guide others. 

Truth, self-sacrifice 
and friendship were 
the three fundamental 
values of Delta Delta 
Delta, whose members 
focused largely on 
their philanthropic 
connection to St. Jude 
Children's Research 
Hospital. The 
university's chapter 
raised more than 
$25,000 for this and 
other charities in the 
past year. 

Front Row: Stephanie Galing, Sara Arizzi, Jillian Boyd, Caitlin Nicholson; Second Row: MelanieTorano, Callie McGee, 
Stephanie Peace, IVloira Gallagher, Sonja Webster, Meg Gerloff, Alicia Grasso, Rebecca Trudel, Cristen Cravath; Third Row: 
Jenna Stone, Ashley Jensen, Jackie McKay, Laura Spinks, Stacy Mackin, Jamie Puhek, Olivia Fritsche, Vi Nguyen, Sara Kraus, 
Grace O'Sullivan, Kate Freshwater, Leslie Boyer; Back Row: Anne Blessing, Alison Malinchak, Skyla Thomas, Lauren Coble, 
Samantha Platania, Arlene Carney, Ashley Ward, Courtney Koncelik, Jessica Williams, Alyssa Whitby, Lindsey Halverson, 
Lauren Harris, Kate Klipfel, Christina HIatky 

UniversLtij Or^^nizaiLons 291 

SLxiH. vDukIl 

BRACED for the rebound, 

junior Miitt PrjII keeps his 

eye on the ball. The team 

placed first in the East Coast 

Basketball League. Hhoto by 

Natalie Wall 

JUMPING for the shot, 
junior David Ramsey soars 
over his competition. The 
team used the facilities in 
the University Recreation 
Center to host home 
games. Photo by Natalie 

292 Or^amzaiions 

Front Row: Jake Ruppert, David Ramsey, Thomas McNally, Luke Atwood, Curtis Houper, Steven Asher, Mike Grant; Second Row: 
Caleb Jones, Brian Veith, Man Wetherbee, Chase Ahmad, Bilal Ahman, Zach Bauer; Back Row: Andy Pierce, Graham Griffith, David 
Anderson, Matt PralLTodd Crissey, Mohamud Mohamud, Matt Chnstopher 

ARMSjraised in a grouf) 
huddiffthe team merrti(^rj 
psych themselves up for "' 
game. The team did si 
by playfrig like a unii 
thani handful of mj 
ndividuals, accordj 
graduate studei* 
Anderson. Photo b 


By Steph Synoracki 

Men's Club Basketball was named the university's 
2008 Sports Club of the Year 

Feet piimfc,tterect across the court, the buzzer sounded, and 


)wd clieere 

the crowocTTeefed in excitement; the men's club basketball team 
had just \^i- the East Coast Basketball League (ECBL). The club 
basl^^gflteam beat Virginia Tech 68-63 in the final round of the 

CoacT and graduate student )ake Ruppert led the 19 other mem- 
bers o^h^^am through intense practices and energetic games as 
the n^^^Bied a brotherhood with one another during the sea- 

ie\ like I belong to a big family of 20 brothers," said graduate 
student Dave Anderson. "Our personalities just work well together 
and we immediately became great friends." 

Before games, the men listened to a warm-up mix on a boom box 
that they brought everywhere, according to senior Andy Pierce. 
The music helped them loosen up and prepare for the game. 

Aside from joining in the team rituals, Pierce had two of his own. 
First, he would eat a peanut butter and jelly sandwich before each 
game. "Second... I untie my shorts, re-tuck in my jersey and then 
re-tie my shorts. If I forget either of these things, my whole game is 
thrown off," said Pierce. 

The team practiced in the Memorial Hall gymnasium two to three 
times a week and played about 40 games during the season. One of 
the most memorable matches, according to junior Mohamud Mo- 
hamud, was the game against Howard University. 

"We won in a close contest where our team showed heart and 
determination... I think that will help guide us to more victories in 
the future," said Mohamud. 

Another game that stood out to team members was "]MU Jambo- 
ree." The men were divided into two different teams, purple and 
gold. "The purple team lost to Richmond in overtime during the 
semifinals. It was really rewarding to see the gold team beat Rich- 
mond by over 20 points. It just shows how deep our team is," said 

The men had something else to be proud of. They went from being 
ranked number 34 in sports clubs at the university to being named 
"2008 Sports Clubofthe Year" as voted by a panel from the Univer- 
sity Recreation Center. 

In addition to playing a game all the players loved, team members 
volunteered at the local Boys and Girls Club. The team visited the 
boys and girls twice a semester and played basketball with them. 

"It is a great experience for the team, because I believe we are 
benefiting just as much as the kids," said Mohamud, the community 
service chain 

Ruppert recalled some of his best times with the team. "One of my 
favorite memories is turning the team around to a well-respected, 
winning organization," said Ruppert. "The friendships I have made 
with these 19 other individuals is something I will always remem- 
ber during my time at James Madison." 

Tfien's CliAh Basi^eihdl 293 

7evui£r >CoV>aM Cj}jre, 

By Sarah Chain & Lianne Palmatier 

Tb^J^£r Lo\/^ 

The Nursing Stud 


ssociation was ' 
helping others 

In a major committed to serving the community, nursing stu- 
dents joined '¥be Nursing Student Association [NSA] to further 
their dedication. In addition to community service, NSA involved 
student mentorship and scholarship under the mission of the Vir- 
ginia Nur^r^ Student Association (VNSA). 

"This is similar to the mission of jMU NSA, but on a larger scale, 
incorporating most nursing schools throughout Virginia," said se- 
ji^Tlaura Hudgens, president of the group. "VNSA holds an an- 
nual conference for nursing schools in the state, which gives our 
local chapter a chance to shine at the state level." The university's 
NSA had won the most active constituency award for six of the past 
seven years. 

Although the nursing program did not begin until a student's 
junior year, NSA provided an opportunity to learn more about the 
field as an underclassman. Students had the chance to organize 
blood drives and alcohol awareness events. 

The organization tried to become more involved in community 
service activities on campus. "This semester we started an alcohol 
awareness campaign in order to educate students about respon- 
sible drinking," said Hudgens. "Our campaign included an alcohol 
awareness Hollywood Squares game, and a benefit concert to raise 
money for Mothers Against Drunk Driving." 

Another major part of the alcohol awareness campaign was the 

placement of 1400 black balloons in the Integrated Sciences and 

Technology [ISAT] building, with each balloon representing the 

alcohol-related death of a college student. 

"There was an awesome response from that, and we even had sta- 

tistics on the plasma TVs in ISAT," said senior Rachel Brown, vice 
president of NSA. 

The campaign not only provided awareness of responsible drink- 
ing, but also gave the organization face time around the univer- 

"In the past we have primarily volunteered throughout the Harri- 
sonburg community, but this year we are trying to be more actively 
involved in the JMU campus," said Hudgens, whose favorite activity 
this year was the 12 Days of Christmas project. 

Through the project, the NSA sponsored a local family in need to 
make its holiday season better. This gave members the chance to 
give back and meet people in the community. 

"For 12 days in December we either drop gifts off at their house 
or take the children out for an activity," said Hudgens. Activities 
included movie nights, seeing "The Nutcracker," or taking the chil- 
dren to get their pictures taken with Santa. 

"Just the other day me and a group of members took two young 
girls of a family to see Madagascar 2 at the movie theater," said se- 
nior Morgan Gentry. "Just knowing that all of us taking our time to 
hang out w/ith them really made them happy, made me appreciate 
what our organization does." 

Hudgens, who had participated in the project since her fresh- 
man year, loved the project because she knew how much the help 
meant to parents. 

NSA provided the opportunity for nursing students to share their 
passion with other people. 

Brown summed it up. "To know that you are making a difference 
in a person's life is priceless." 

29^ Org^ntz^tcc?n5 

DRESSED in themed attire, 
junior Katya Chopivsl<y 
enjoys the dance. "To see 
the smile on the seniors' 
faces was touching, and 
their excitement and 
giddiness over tal<ing 
pictures with 'Elvis' was 
such a great sight," said 
Chopivsky, Photo courtesy 
of Laura Hudgens 

Front Row: Alexandra Norris, Sara Hill, Alexa Greenstein, Kristin Parisi, Rachel Lauren Brown, Laura Hudgens, Nicole Santarsiero, Cari 
Zuckerman; Second Row: Morgan Gentry, Brooke Garrity, Pamela Elias, Jenna Baker, Ashley Viars, Samantha Chason, Julie Penfield, 
Jenny Hunter: Back Row: Whitney Hodgen, Claire Guenthner Ashlyn Wallace, Rebecca Hatch, Mary Margaret Morgan, Rachel Otto, 
Sarah Buhrman, Katya Chopivsky 

Tlt^rsmg GiiAdeni AssodaiLon 293 'I 

The Delta Sigma Theta 


sisterhood was 

committed to public 

service and academic 

achievement. Delta 

Sigma Theta held an 

Annual Date Auction, 

Annual Crimson and 

Cream Affair and 

Fashion Show, and a 

Unity Cookout. 

^elkx, S>uij4iiv TUeLx, 

Front Row: MynlkTaylor, Ashton Jones, Rashaunda Jackson, Adriane Lanier, L. Nell Smircina, Ashley Daniels; Back Row: Ivaco Clarke, Nicole 
Carter, Courtney Dixon, Jerrica Browder, Vernita Fisher, Marissa Blair 

In service to the 

music community, 

Kappa Kappa Psi 

(KKPsi) consisted of 

leaders dedicated 

to activities inside 

and outside the 

band. The Marching 

Royal Dukes, the 

School of Music and 

other community 

music programs 

all benefited from 

KKPsi's dedication to 


iCxppx, kjxppx, T!s>c 


2% OrQamza.tLOns 

Front Row: Erica Lambert, Stephanie Hunt, Ashley Porter, Vicki Stratton, Rebecca Ledebuhr, Jennifer Koch, Caitlin Callahan, Jill Stover; Sec- 
ond Row: Alexander Davis, Kimberly Woods, Michelle Drauszewski, Rachel Ledebuhr, Ashley Fuller, Brian Giordano, Alexandra Gawler, Kelsey 
Holland; Back Row: William Deacon, Bret Zawilski, Daniel Carpenter, Durrell Lew/is, Steven Colella, Kevin O'Brien, Patrick Haggerty, Avery 




Front Row: Renee Revetta, Alexandrea Ellis, Amanda Rogers, Courtney Shimer, Claire Howell, Rachel Caro, Ashley Banek, Jenna 
Thibault; Second Row: Kerry Doyle, Kamryn East, Samantha Silva, Alison Swanner, Sarah Heller, Alicen Harris-McDonnell, Brittany 
Barbou, Brittany Tyler; Third Row: Emily Sushko, Heather Ford, Jen Davis, Heather Ballew, Melissa Fischer, Melissa Bechard, Brittany 
Sarver, Alyssa Dennis, Kaitlyn Kapach; Back Row: Allie Dixon, Summer Childrey, Jessica Bailey, Megan Hayes, Courtney Rauch, Gaby 
Fulton, Lauren deCelle, Lauren Yuhosz, Kaitlin Ewen, Kayla Strickland 

o^v ^>cs£or>cA>v5 

The goal of Madison 
Dance was to provide 
a creative outlet for 
students who loved to 
dance. The members 
had a show at the 
end of each semester, 
which showcased about 
1 routines they 

-^^GuicSO^V '5)<XkU:£. 

Commitment to social 
and service events 
distinguished Madison 
Historians from 
other organizations 
that focused on just 
academics. One of the 
group's major projects 
was the creation and 
placement of historical 
highway markers that 
told a brief history of 
the university. 

Front Row: Emily Gardiner, Matt Dickard, Jeremy Lyons, Shannon Kudlick, Amanda Scheffer, Amy Cerminara, Ashley Sako, Holly Hartman; 
Back Row: Sarah Mink, Lauren Kade, Daniel Smith, Julianne Tarabek, Zachary Cady, Alyssa Fisher, Matthew Richard 

Unmrsiii^ Or^amzaiLons 297 

4-AxsL Jk*Y>res&to*vs 

By Steph Synoracki 

Stufent Ambassadors showed off the 
' campus to prospective students 

At any point during the school day, students donning purple col- 
lared^^jte coifld be seen throughout campus leading a group of 
eag|#^otehtial students and their families around the university's 
cajMus. These tour guides were the university's Student Ambas- 

§^s an ambassador, a studeri|^as given "the chance to make a dif- 
ference 111 someone's decisitm to attend our amazing university," 
saTn" senior Kristina ErkenBrack, president of the organization. "I 
get to tell students how friendly everyone is and what they will 
experience on campus, and then 1 get to watch them walk around 
wide-eyed as they realize it's true." 

Each ambassador became interested in the organization for a 
different reason, junior Christina Hillgrove's dad was a tour guide 
at the university and he inspired her to join Student Ambassadors 
with the stories he told of his tours. 

"At first, I wanted to have a lasting impact on undecided seniors 
or excited juniors visiting JIMU, and then it became about leaving a 
lasting impact upon the community, jMU and prospective students 
alike," said Hillgrove. 

Senior Heather Cote, vice president of membership, had the uni- 
versity at the top of her list and was proud to be a Duke. "I saw 
Student Ambassadors helping out with so many different aspects 
of campus, and they always seemed like they had such a good time 
together," said Cote. "Not only is it an organization that makes a 
huge difference on our campus, but everyone in Student Ambas- 
sadors is truly close and shares genuine friendships that extend far 
beyond the college years." 

Junior Lauren Patrick was in her sophomore year and consider- 
ing transferring to another school when she stumbled upon Stu- 
dent Ambassadors. "I knew I had to do something to feel a part of 

29^ Or^anLzatLons 

this school," said Patrick. "I researched all of the clubs and organi- 
zations and kept coming back to Student Ambassadors. They were 
a tight knit, amazing bunch that were so involved. I wanted that." 

During the application process, more than 300 students applied 
for membership. It was a tough and grueling process for both ap- 
plicants and current members of Student Ambassadors, but those 
who were accepted brought dedication to the organization. 

Student Ambassadors went through a big change during the 2008- 
2009 school yean As president, ErkenBrack implemented changes 
to the organization's outreach committee. "Part of our motto is 
'Serving present students,' and we wanted to improve on how we 
did that," said ErkenBrack. 

The newly re-formed committee worked with other campus or- 
ganizations to recognize the hard work individuals put forth on 
campus. The Outreach committee also sponsored the first "Words 
of Wisdom: Defining the Madison Experience," where the organiza- 
tion brainstormed new ways to serve the present student body. 
The members of Student Ambassadors were involved in many cam- 
puswide activities throughout the year, including Operation Santa 
Claus and Family Weekend. Members also worked with the Office 
of Alumni to create a Student Alumni Association, encouraging stu- 
dents to be "contributing alumni to JMU from day one," said Cote. As 
part of this new program, "street teams" were formed, composed of 
Student Ambassadors who scoped the university campus looking 
for students in college apparel. Those in school colors received gift 
cards to local businesses and those wearing clothes from another 
college received gift certificates to the university bookstore so they 
could purchase university apparel. 

As Hillgrove said, "Student Ambassadors are truly people who 
have selflessly dedicated their talents to serve others." 

LADIES from Student 
Ambassadors entertain 
the university community 
as part of Operation Santa 
Claus. The group held the 
event as a fundraiser for 
Social Services. Photo 
courtesy of Kristina 

StiMiei^ AiMlrcLSS^^Jbrs 

Front Row: Nick Zurlo, Jen Morganstern.Tara Vaezi, Alison Huffstetler, Rebekah Goldman, Alice Riley Ryan, Emily Perry, Brittany Ed- 
strom, Christa Samaha, Eve Karlin; Second Row: Jessica Huddleston, Allie Weissberg, Melissa Noble, Rachel Navarrete, Irina Rasner, 
Kelsey Pack, Ashley Elstro, Rachel Bruton, Casey Hazlegrove, Janine Morrison, Heather Cote, Allyson Toolan, Kristin Alexander; Back 
Row: Kim Wheeler, Evan Witt. Bryan Couch, Christine Hillgrove, Katie Manges. Emma Young, Connor Birkner, Tim O'Keefe, Zachary 
Devesty, Athony Russo, James Morrissey, Kristina ErkenBrack, Sarah Marr 

GiiAdeni AiM.hassadors 299 


^JS(f to ilx£, Occy^sio^ 

SERVING fellow students, senior Chiquita King works the 
caesar salad line on the Thursday night before Thanksgiving 
break at "SGA Serves You at D-Hall." SGA members took the 
place of dining services employees for a night to interact 

with the student body. ''1)<^!o I'v i^-^:hr '__inan 

HEADING up the "medium" 
line, junior Nicole Ferraro 
pumps up the crowd at the 
anticipated "Purple Out" 
T-shirt distribution on the 
Friday night before the 
Homecoming game. SGA 
members gave out 3,000 
shirts each year. Photo by Leslie 

Siude:^ ^overvuHjevvt 

^^TO-jO(^A A-tL^OtA_ ^'■°"*''ow:Mindy Gross, Trishena Farley, Leslie Cavin, Stephanie Kissam, Susanna Chacko, Chiquita King, Matthew Silver, Susan 

Ghanem, Kathleen Lee, Areizo Said; Second Row: Sean Banks, Sarah Kavianpour. Caitlin McPartland, Amber Richards, Jacob Ewers, 
Nicole Ferraro, Margaret Eberly, Chelsea Ronayne, Laura Spinks, Heather Shuttleworth, Larson Thune; Third Row: Greg Hogan, 
Katherine Cole, Ashlyn Wallace, Karen Stefanski, Anthony Russo, Victor Gyamfi, Timmy Austen, Fred Rose, Andrew Elgert, Adam Hall 
Candace Avalos; Last Row: Brock Wallace, Justin Broughman, John Scott, Bryan Moen, Tommy Bluestein, John Sutter, Evan Botello, 

300 Organizations 

Carlos Ruiz, Katilin Solomon, Dan Stana 

ASgraduate Lindsa, Dowel passes 
thetorch, junior Cdndace Avalos 
becomes the new vice president of 
student affairs. At theend-of-the- 
year executive transition banquet, 
seniors left underclassmen with 
valuable words of wisdom. Photo by 
Leslie Covin 

By Katie Thisdell 

TZ^SC io iUe. Ocovscovc 

Student Government Association 
represent, inform, serve and edu 

The Su^^t Government Association (SGA) wanted ail students 
to JiavJHoice on campus. More tlian 100 elected senators repre- 
sente^me university community. 

"I really like being involved in decisions for the greater good 
of the scl^^^nd I like representing students," said sophomore 
^ss president John Sutter "1 like being the voice for the students. 
H like making sure their voices are heard by the administra- 

fhe members atteTOed w^eekly Senate meetings on Tuesday eve- 
nings, in addition to their individual committee meetings. They 
made decisions on everything from how much money different 
campus organizations should receive, to what types of food to in- 
clude at the biannual "SGA Serves You at D-Hall" nights. 

SGA was divided into eight committees: academic affairs, com- 
munications and internal affairs, community affairs, diversity 
affairs, finance, food services, legislative action and student ser- 
vices. Students voted for representatives to Class Council, which 
represented each academic year, and the Executive Council, which 
represented the student body. 

Student Body President senior Larson Thune joined the organi- 
zation the previous year because he "wanted to have a first hand 
role in improving the student body." 

"My goal is to bring more awareness to the questions students 
are asking about," said Thune. Throughout the year, guest speak- 
ers went to Senate meetings to talk about student concerns such 
as voter registration. 

Senior Caitlin Briska, the chair of the legislative action commit- 

members strove to 
cate their fellow students 

tee, said SGA's largest project was focused on the fall election. More 
than 1,600 students registered to vote and applied for absentee 
ballots. SGA also organized a mock presidential debate and a bus 
service to the polls. 

"Our voter registration project was a lot of work, but affected a lot 
of students," said Briska. 

Many members, including sophomore Laura Spinks, learned 
leadership by being involved with SGA. 

"1 plan to use the skills that I've learned here later in my life," said 
Spinks, who wanted to be involved in government in the future. 

Sutter agreed, and said he learned how to work with groups of 
students and debate effectively. "You don't really get the whole 
scope of being a leader until you're actually practicing it," he said. 

Thune was impressed by the dedication and involvement of the 
senators. He said he had been in other groups that were not as 
structured and efficient. 

"This is a cool experience to work with an organization full of 
highly motivated student leaders," he said. 

Throughout the week, members could be found in the SGA office 
in Taylor Hall. Whether planning SGA events or just doing home- 
work, it was a busy place. 

"I sometimes feel like 1 live in the office," said Sophomore Class 
Treasurer Brock Wallace. 

SGA was a large time commitment, but was worth it for most 
members. As Sutter listed his weekly meetings and projects, he 
said, "You want to put time into it to reach out to constituents. It's 
also what you put into it." 

GiiA-deni (kovernmeni Assodaiion 301 

Focused on providing 
opportunities to learn 
and apply marketing 
principles, Madison 
Marketing Association 
was a nonprofit orga- 
nization that operated 
independently from 
the marking depart- 
ment at the university. 
Its main event was 
the Etiquette Banquet, 
which provided net- 
working opportunities 
for its members. 


Front Row: Emma Laverty, BIythe Klippstein, Heather Hancock; Back Row: Laura Harrington, Michael Fleming, Casey Fagan 

The Mozaic Dance 

Club provided both 

men and women with 

the opportunity to 

express themselves 

through dance in a 

team atmosphere. 

Members held a 

hip-hop clinic every 

third Monday of each 

month, encouraging 

dancers of all levels 

to learn something 



302 Of^amzaiiOns 

Front Row: Sandra Iran, Maya Fiellin, Sue Kim, Zena Saadeh, Katelyn Johnson, Leila Saadeh; Second Row: Rachel Schmitt, Meredith Routt, 
Reza Mina, Kendra Burek, Rebecca Lesnoff, Melissa Swaringen; Back Row: Mary Sheehan, Karlyn Williams, Nicole Sanders, Lindsay Harmon, 
Justine Noel, Nideria Brown 


The NAACP worked 
to educate the public 
about the adverse 
effects of racial 
discrimination. Unity 
Weekend was the 
organization's main 
event, a series of 
programs that worked 
to bring together 
campus organizations 
and their members. 


Front Row: Tracy Lanier, Krishna Ingram, Ashley Smith; Back Row: Alan VanellTanique Carter, Sean Smith, Stephanie Reese, Crystal Prigmore 

National Society 
of Minorities 
in Hospitality, 
established at the 
university in 1 998, 
was a business-based 
club that addressed 
the diversity and the 
career development 
of its members. 
The goal of the club 
was to develop and 
strengthen a working 
relationship between 
student members and 
professionals in the 
hospitality industry. 

Front Row: Emily O'Day, Victoria Rama, Thanh Lam, Kierra Jones, Erika Maxberry, Aisha Alami; Second Row: Je^e Wasserman, Dennis 
Romero, Ashley Pond, Ambrish Patel, Sharnell Myles, Jeremy Bramow, Deborah Barnett, Amy Hunt; Back Row: Christopher Shockey, Chirag 
Patel, Allen Green, Lucy Romeo, Bnttany Rosato, Frank Fleming, Anmol Sidhu, Katrina Crammer, Cathy Snyder (Advisor) 

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Foote takes a quiet 

moment before his gold 

belt test. Ranks were 

differentiated by color and 

degree. Photo courteiy ._' 

Julia Schoelwer 

CLUB members prepare 
for their belt tests in 
November. Correctly 
performing patterns 
and breakings allowed 
members to move up in 
rank. Photo courtesy of 
Julia Schoelwer 

Front Row: Emilee Wirshing, Matthew Silver, Shannon Nelson, Sachiko Hanamura, Alexandra Kelley, Dana Jacobsen; Second Row; 
Julia Schoelwer, Anthony Balady, Ryan Farrell, Peter Chan, Jon Asgari James Morrissey; Back Row: Adam Moyer, Leo Dove, Sean 
Yeisley, Piro Polo, Joshua Schuchman, Adam Wermus 


The T^Kwan Do ClubStla 

By Matt Johnson 

r knowlecf^c 

ared thei 

For man^^^^e, Tae Kwon Do was seen as a cool way to fight the 
bad gu^^TO^Hfe members of the university's club, it was about 
learnthgthe art and making friends. 

One difference that set the Tae Kwon Do Club apart from other 
cluHgjps that the members were actually learning the art, and 
wepPPsch working to improve their own skills. A professional in- 
st^ ctorjohn Price, led each meeting along with other students and 
worked witli the members to help them move up in the ranks. 

a try to run [the meetings] as close to a [Tae Kwan Do] school 
sible," said junior Julia Schoelwer, who first taught Tae Kwan 
Do while still in high school. "We have actual forms and combina- 
flWR^that people need to learn. We teach them proper martial arts. 
We have belt tests and belt ceremonies." 

Teaching its members and helping them perfect the art was the 
club's focus. Senior Joshua Schuchman, president of the club, said 
they were constantly practicing. 

"If you can do something slow, we then make it fast," said Schuch- 
man. "If you are fast, we make it smooth and accurate. It all kind 
of builds." 

Another aspect that the members enjoyed was the atmosphere 
and the opportunity to interact with one another. 

"You're getting together to learn how to fight," said senior Dana 
Jacobsen, who described the atmosphere of the club as fun and 
friendly. "That's pretty cool, that's different." 

"We're a very close club, we hang out with each other," said Schoe- 

of martial arts 

Iwer. "When someone's sick, we look after them." 

Schuchman liked the respect members had for each other "I love 
the 'Yes, sir' attitude," he said. "So often we forget the simple cour- 
tesy of respect in life. A few hours a week where everyone is sir or 
ma'am is a good thing." 

Not only were the members respectful, but they also took what 
they learned and grew from it personally. 

"I think Tae Kwon Do is great," said Jacobsen. "It definitely boosts 
your confidence, and teaches you to think on your own because 
you have to be able to be motivated yourself to want to learn. I like 
that it gives you confidence to be able to tackle the next belt." 

New for the club this year was a practice facility built in the base- 
ment of Godwin Hall. 

"The University Recreation Center [UREC] recently took three of 
the old racquetball courts in Godwin and knocked down the walls 
between them and has built us a room," said Schoelwer. "It's really 
nice. It gives us a place to hang punching bags. We're going to have 
lots of space, nice wooden floors, mirrors... it's beautiful. We're 
very excited about it." 

Overall, the members of the Tae Kwon Do club not only improved 
their skills within the art, but also changed as people. 

"I love this club," said Schuchman. "It has opened my eyes to a 
whole way of going about things, like how to work as a team and 
still excel on your own. 1 love how people change during their time 
here. They grow while training, it's just so cool to watch." 

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During the la^vveek of classes in the spring, the telltale yellow 
Penske truck made its way around campus. The Bluestone had ar- 
rived. Students pcned over the yearbook to see what was featured 
and which pictures made it in. 

B eh ioid^e scenes, writers, photographers, designers and editors 
had^^en working on the book since March 2008. With deadlines, 
sti^^s and diligence, the staff made sure the yearbook would be 
lilable to the student body in the spring. 

the editoiialJ^^^wjM-ked 14-hour deadline days to organize a 
rlwiiul of pho^^P^s, stories and layouts that cluttered The 
Bluestone's office. By the end of the process, students had a 400- 
page book that represented their year at school, with little knowl- 
edge of the initial puzzle the editors and staff had to deal with. 

The puzzle began with an application process that led to stu- 
dents being assigned several tasks to produce the final product. 
Deadlines throughout the year kept the staff intensely busy. The 
number of pages due at times seemed never-ending, but the edi- 
tors ensured that all pages were submitted on time, a feat that they 
were proud of 

"We all pull together to get things done," said junior Sarah Chain, 
copy editor of The Bluestone. "I'll probably feel like a proud mother 
when it finally comes out in the spring." 

The staff worked hard throughout the year to produce a maga- 
zine-style narrative of life around the university. Students who had 
never been on staff learned first-hand what production consisted 
of, including the time commitment and the importance of being a 
representative for The Bluestone. 

"This is my first year on The Bluestone" said Chain. "1 did my high 
school yearbook for a bit when I was a freshman, but it was noth- 

The Bluestone staff worked together 
to create more than just a scrapbook 

ing like this. Being an editor is a huge time commitment, and I feel 
much more invested in the book." 

Invested in making the book dynamic, staff and editors played a 
vital role in making sure deadlines were met. 

"This is my first year on ed board, so things were very differ- 
ent," said senior Leslie Cavin, creative director. "1 feel like 1 have a 
much bigger part in this book and 1 get to see the whole thing put 
together for the first time. Before, being a designer, 1 would just 
design the spread and then not see it again until I saw the book in 
the spring." 

Despite the stress, the staff banded together to accomplish the 
goal of giving the student body a book of memories. Because of this, 
friendships developed and made dealing with deadlines a little eas- 

"I've begun to form a really close bond with the other ed board 
girls," said junior Rebecca Schneider, managing editor "You learn a 
lot about each other, especially after a 14-hour day for deadline. We 
can get pretty silly, or sometimes annoyed, but all in all, we comple- 
ment each other very well." 

The Bluestone staff also had the opportunity to travel and make 
connections with others to swap ideas for future yearbooks. 

"This summer, I had the chance to go to New Orleans for a year- 
book workshop sponsored by our publisher, Taylor," said Schneider 
"It's awesome to come together with all of the other 'yearbook 
nerds,' who turned out to be some of the coolest people I've met in 
my travels." 

All in all, the staff came together to produce a keepsake that stu- 
dents could enjoy. 

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over the third edits of an 
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WITH a borrowed lens 
from The Bluestone 
office, junior Rebecca 
Schneider stands in the 
press pit at the Obama 
rally on campus. Staff 
members were given 
access alongside national 
media in the first rally by a 
presidential candidate in 
Harrisonburg since 1858. 
Photo by Natatlie Wall 



Front Row: Lucy Romeo, Colleen IVlahoney, Kaylene Posey, Joanna Brenner, Sarah Chain, Leslie Cavin, Natalie Wall, Rebecca Sch- 
neider; Second Row: Caitlin Harrison, Katie Thisdell, Kristin McGregor, Parvina Mamtova, Caroline Blanzaco, Angela Barbosa, IVlegan 
Mori; Back Row: Steph Synoracki, Rebeca Leggett, Matthew Johnson, Casey Smith, Julia Simcox, Lauren Babbage, Shaina Allen 

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Dedicated to 

decreasing rape and 

sexual assault on 

campus, members of 

One in Four presented 

a one-hour workshop to 

educate men on how to 

help a woman recover 

from a rape experience. 

The all-male group 

presented programs 

to residence halls and 

other organizations. 

O^ve Aj^ -hour 

Front Row: Paul Perruzza, Peter Mooney, Duncan Campbell, Stephen Hunt; Back Row: Christopher Wood, Stephen McGinley, 
Andrew Hamilton Reese, Jaleal Sanjak, Michael De France, Jason Wallace 

Providing an 

opportunity to 

engage with other 

students who share 

their faith, members 

of the Orthodox 

Christian Fellowship 

(OCF) sponsored 

social and spiritual 

activities. OCF 

was a partnering 

organization with the 

Interfaith Coalition 

on campus. 

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Front row: Nora Turner, Al-Sherkia, Amanda Predel, Samantha Syiek; Back Row: Thomas Manuel, Sam Williams, Peter Chekin 

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Front Row: Mary Margaret Walsh, Gigi Galiffa, Shannon Spadt, Brittany Young, Laura Alderson, Sarah Smith; Back Row: Daniel Snyder, John 
Stafford, Michael Shields Jr., Bobby Creedon, Miguel Albornoz, David Rea, David Little 

Five albums 
boasted the musical 
talent of the 
university's popular 
coed a cappella 
group. Gaining 
new members 
by audition 
each semester, 
The Overtones 
encouraged anyone 
with an interest in 
singing to audition. 

Established in 
1997, the Pre- 
Physical Therapy 
Society assisted 
students in gaining 
knowledge about 
programs and the field 
of physical therapy. 
The club hosted 
an annual physical 
therapy expo, giving 
students a chance 
to network with 
representatives from 
graduate schools. 

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Front Row: Alaina Hesse, Will Jacob, Samantha Serone, Lauren Pierce; Back Row: Hallie Snyder, Qlianeisha Green, Marielle Bonaroti 



By Casey Smith 



Members of the T(fialhlon Club swam, 
sprinted and pedared to the finish line 

Athletes in the Triathlon Chib were committed. Students ran, 
biked,aiuLswam:iin all kinds of terrains. While triathlons may have 
soinaied iiiamidating to some, others had no qualms about jump- 
in the pool, getting out on the other side to put on their sneak- 
fand pedaling their way to the finish line. 
iJuteveiy triathlon was an^epic struggle," said sophomore No- 
elle Biirgess. "fhe fronman races that were on television were in- 
sane, but people could do several different lengths of triathlons [at 
the university], including the sprint, the Olympic length, the Half- 
Ironman and Ironman. Personally, I enjoyed the Olympic length the 

Triathlons catered to many different athletes. Some students 
grew up swimming for their high school's or neighborhood's sum- 
mer teams; some ran track or cross country in high school, and 
some trained on their bikes a few hours a week. Whatever a per- 
son's background, triathlon had something to offer him or hen All 
the athlete had to do was fill in the gaps. 

"I liked training for the swim the most, and I performed the best 
on it because I swam in high school," said Burgess. "Swimming in a 
triathlon was very different compared to a pool with lane lines, but 
my background helped me either way." 

While almost every athlete had a specialty in a triathlon, each had 
a portion that needed improving. 

"I had to train extremely hard for the running because it had nev- 
er come naturally to me," said senior Christina Wolf. "If I missed a 
single day I felt like I had lost a year's worth of training — ridicu- 
lous, but it was true." 

While some already knew parts of a triathlon would be hard for 
them to complete, others had never even tried some things. 

"Before Triathlons, I had never even touched a road bike," 
said Burgess. "That part was always the hardest for me." 

Triathlon Club drew in athletes not only because it pro- 
vided a good source of exercise, but also because of the strong bond 
the team formed when doing such strenuous activity. When ath- 
letes struggled, they looked to one another for support, and more 
often than not, the person beside them was willing to help. 

"I love the unity that triathlons bring," said senior Emily Haller, 
president of the club. "Not everyone can say they have done a tri- 
athlon, but those who have show respect for everyone." 

Once athletes completed a triathlon, they realized there was no 
other sport like the one they had decided to take on. 

"Triathlons were not a sport only a few special elite racers could 
do," said Haller. "It was a sport with a huge learning curve. It was 
a sport where every type of athlete was shown and respected. If 
someone had the determination to do a race, then that in and of 
itself, was very special." 

Members of the club trained every day of the week, but never for- 
got how much they loved the sport they were working so hard for. 

"I loved arriving the morning of the race to see bikes, athletes 
lined up for body marking, and the sun just beginning to peak out 
from the horizon," said graduate student Julie Gliesing. "I loved 
everything about the sport; training outdoors, living an active life- 
style, and experiencing the camaraderie among athletes. It was im- 
portant to enjoy this sport; otherwise, it was pointless." 

"The most important thing was to enjoy what we were doing," 
said Gliesing. "We loved triathlons. We wouldn't have done them if 
we didn't." 

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HANDS raised in enthusiasm, 
members of the Triathlon Club 
cheer on their teammates as they 
finish the race. Club members 
participated in the Angels Race 
Triathlon as part of the College 
Challenge, which drew college 
clubs from across Virginia and the 
Carolinas. P/ioto courtesy o^£m;/y 

Front Row: Emily Haller, Mae Hynes, Julie Fry, Jacqueline Palmer, Kathleen Thompson, Megan Lewis; Second Row: Mil<e Jones, 
Stephanie Larson, Nicole Sanders, Eric Wagner, Katherine Welling, Andrea Brown, Dana Corriere; Back Row: Patrick Watral, Chris 
Brown, Tyler SteeL Mike Kern, Greg Bove, David Farber, Mike Bock 

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Actively encouraging 

students to 

become involved in 

department activities 

was the Psychology 

Club's main initiative. 

For those interested 

in job opportunities 

in psychology, the 

club also offered a 

chance to learn about 

available occupational 

and education 


Front Row: Kailyn Lavoie, Kathy Wacks, Laura Zinn, Oksana Naumenko, Daisy Silva; Back Row: Shannon Taube, Robert Agler. Craig 
Abrahamson, David O'Connor, Elise Freeman 

Sigma Gamma Rho 

and their programs 

were hallmarked 

by public service, 

education of youth 

and leadership 

development. The 

Lambda lota Chapter 

went inactive in 

1997, but was 

reactivated in 

spring 2007. 

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Front Row: Candace Cottrell, Chervon Moore, Karia Smith, Victoria Gaines, Ashley Clarke; Back Row: Ashley Perry, Britnie Green, Rashonda 
Roberson, Jerrell Green, Angel Brockenbrough 


Front Row: Telmyr Lee, Shayna Scoggins. Adriane Lanier, Tiara McKeever, Diachelle Crawley; Back Row: Ivaco Clarke, Angela Saunders, Jessie 
Salvador, Rashaunda Jackson 

The Students for 
Minority Outreach 
was a student- 
run organization 
that promoted 
the university as 
a progressive and 
ethnically diverse 
campus. Its members 
worked with the 
Admissions Office 
and participated in 
Take-A-Look Day 
and Prospective 
Students Weekend. 


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Front Row: Melanie Flick, Julia Barnes, Brittany Knight, Amanda Banks, Amanda Bell, Geraldine Fiesta; Second Row: OWistophe 
IWcCharen, Lee Anne Ward, Grace McMahan, Amanda Rummel, Kariann Farenholtz, Sarah French, Sarah Klinger; Back Row: Gen 
evieve Clarkson, Chelsea Cockburn, Danielle Liette, Kayla Mittelman, Emily Long, Hilary Rocheleau 

The only band sorority 
at the university, Tau 
Beta Sigma promoted 
an appreciation of 
band music through 
recognition, leader- 
ship and education. 
Any student enrolled 
in a university music 
ensemble was eligible 
for membership. 

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Part of the national 

union of Vietnamese 

Student Associations 

(VSA), the university's 

chapter promoted 

and celebrated the 

history of Vietnam. Its 

premiere event was 

the annual VSA Culture 

Show in the spring. 

Reaching out to 

students and the 

community was the 

purpose of Wesley 

Foundation. Members 

balanced community 

service in Sister 2 Sister 

and Brother 2 Brother 

with social gatherings 

like their annual Root 

Beer Keg Party. 


Front Row: Thanh-Thuy Nguyen, Natalie Ngu, Cathleen Nguyen, My-Ha Moon, Michelle Huynh, Thanh Nguygen, Christine Lam, 
Han Nguyen, Karen Sin; Back Row: Jacob Albert, Faheem Hamidzada, Minh Nguyen, Michael Nguyen, Jonathan Belmonte, Jason 
Chung, Julie Ha, Michael Wu, Alida Hunyh 

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Front Row: Lacy Kegley, Lindsey Merritt, Christina Vandenbergh, Natalie Godwin, Melanie Demaree, Kimberly Campbell; Second 
Row: Brent Levy, Jenna Nelson, Tana Wright, Rachel Drummond, Stephanie Garrett, Annalisa Adams, Danielle Hodgkins, Rebecca 
Thomas, Jaynell Stoneman; Back Row: Matt Leslie, Bobby Dunne, Brayden Zanks, Jamie Jackson, Daniel Sumner, Andrew Hijjeh, 
Drew Richard, Mollie Brooks, Mike Klein 


Begun as a coed team 
in the early 1990s 
and later divided 
into separate men's 
and women's teams 
in 1998, Women's 
Club Water Polo 
invited anyone to 
join and play on an 
intercollegiate level. 
"Have fun and play 
hard" were their only 


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Front Row: Chelsea Verdin, Julie Fry, Rachel Zimmerman, Jillian Pope, Allison Spangler, Emily DeMeo; Second Row: Katie Jenkins, 
Theresa Smith, Katie Bain, Kelly Foelber, Alii Chaplin, Heidi Lindenfelser, Lauren Rotsted; Back Row: Shannon McKernin, Amanda 
Sharp, Kelsey Karach, Allie Krafft, Colleen Callahan, Tiffany Mothershead 

Created by students 
in the 1990s, 
the WXJM station 
promoted alternative 
music genres while 
encouraging students 
to better understand 
the basics of radio. 
Those who completed 
the DJ training process 
were eligible to 
become members of 
the club. 

Front Row: Claire Kita, Elizabeth Bihn, Sarah Delia, Krystel Hoist, Foster Hardiman, Brigitte Roussos, Rachel Mulheren; Back Row: 
Ryan Auvil, Eric Wueslewald, Jason Flory, Carrie Brothers, Amanda Phillips, Jessica Lonett, Parker Girard, Brett Abrams, Josh Mead 



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I he bhampions \ 

Players piled high in the middle of the baseball diamond after 
winning the Colonial Athletic Association (CAA) tournament 
against Towson University. The men's varsity baseball team had 
entered the tournament seeded second. After placing runner-up 
in the tournament for five years, the baseball team won its sixth 
consecutive game to clinch the 2008 CAA Championship title at 
Brooks Field in Wilmington, N.C. The Dukes were the only team to 
win more than four games in the tournament. Led by senior Kurt 
Houck, who pitched a four-hitter, the team beat Towson 6-1, win- 
ning the first title since the team began participating in the CAA 
tournament 23 years ago. 

"The most memorable moment was when we won the cham- 
pionship game and had the dog pile on the field," said Coach Joe 
"Spanky" McFarland. "It was so special because we had never won 

After winning the CAA Championship, the team earned an auto- 
matic bid to the 2008 NCAA Baseball Championship. The Dukes 
went on to the elimination game of the Raleigh Regional, where 
they lost to University of South Carolina 7-5. The team ended its 
season with a record of 39-19, the seventh-highest win total in 
program history. 

"Even though we lost the game, there was a feeling that no matter 
what the score, our team could hang with the best and compete at 
a very high level," said junior Jason Kuhn, a pitcher for the Dukes. 
"If there was any way to go out, that was it. They had to earn 
that walk-off, which is far better than us just giving it to them. 
There was a 'never quit' attitude that we brought into games." 

Despite their success on the field, the players managed to stay 

"We were all really close. There were not many 'cliques' on our 
team. Each person could hang out with everyone and nobody re- 
ally cared," said Kuhn. "We were a team — a good one at that. From 
the social guys to the shy ones, country to punk rockers, preppy to 
the weird ones — we all fit in together and fought as a single unit. 
Each player had a role and everyone held that person accountable 
for that role." 

Coach McFarland added, "the team chemistry was outstanding. 
We actually did some team-building activities outside of the field." 

Pitchers Trevor Knight, Munson and Turner Phelps were named 
Freshman Ail-Americans when three different national orga- 
nizations released their post-season honors. It was the second 
consecutive season that three Dukes were named Freshman Ail- 

The Dukes also produced a major league baseball pick when 
sophomore Steven Caseres, first baseman, was picked in the ninth 
round of the draft by the Los Angeles Dodgers organization. 

The Dukes had a season the players would not soon forget. After 
being down by eight runs in the last round, the team stormed back 
to make it to the finals, which led to victory and celebration after 

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- .285 batting average 
-Played 135 games 
-Started in 113 games 


- Tied for sixth in the CAA in hits (76) 

- Tied for seventh in sacrifice flies (4) 

- MVP of fall Purple and Gold Series 

First Row: David Herbek, AlexValadja, Shaun Villenave, Joe Lake, Mike Fabiaschi, McKinnon 
Langston, Trevor Knight, James Weiner; Second Row;: John Mincone, Matt Browning, Alex 
Foltz, Brett Garner, Trevor Kaylid, Kevin Munson, Turner Phelps, Dustin Crouch, MattTownsend; 
Third Row: Chris Johnson, Jason Kuhn, Steven Caseres, Brett Sellers, Kurt Houck, Lee Buja- 
kowski, Kyle Hoffman, Justin Wood, J.C. Menna; Fourth row: Director of Baseball Operations 
Chris Kelty, Assistant Coach Ted White, Head Coach "Spanky" McFarland, Assistant Coach Jay 
Sullenger, Assistant Coach Josiah Jones 

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RACING to strike out his 
opponent, senior Brett 
Garner rushes the ball 
to third base. Garner 
hit a home run and 
scored twice against the 
University of Delaware 
in game three. Photo 
coui tesy of Sports Media 

FOLLOWING through on 
his pitch, graduate Trevor 
Kaylid throws a fastball to 
the hitter. Kaylid notched 
his first win of the season 
by beating Virginia Tech, 
where he went five 
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By Beth Principi 


Bases were not the only things the softball team stole all season. 
The university's softball team also stole the spotlight in the Colo- 
nial Athletic Association (CAA] with an overall record of 32-22, 
a second-place CAA tournament finish and a third place finish in 
the CAA Championship. 

Perhaps the most predominant and astounding accomplishment 
of this young, seven-year program was a 13 -game winning streak, 
which trampled over seven teams and lasted a total of 32 days. 
This streak, which led the team to its first CAA title game, was cut 
short by a loss to Hofstra University, who was ranked first overall 
and went on to win its seventh consecutive championship. 

The fighting Dukes did not go down easily in the last two games 
of the season against Hofstra. Facing elimination, Hofstra held on 
as the Dukes tried to shut them out, resulting in the third longest 
game in the university's softball history. The game ended in the 
bottom of the 1 1th inning when Hofstra hit a home run, winning 
the game and clinching the CAA title. 

Even though the Dukes fell short of the crown, they were more 
determined than ever to win in the following season. 

"It was one of the hardest losses I've ever experienced. Getting 
that far, playing 1 1 innings, and putting so much into the game, it 
was a terrible feeling coming in second. The loss makes me want 
to win it even more next year," said senior Kaitlyn Wernsing, the 

Dukes' second baseman. 

The new softball program showed improvement year after year. 
Coach Katie Flynn had been the head coach since the program was 
created seven years prior, and had been building up the program 

"During the summer, everyone on the team is given a condition- 
ing packet and a lifting packet. In addition to this 1 usually pitch 
three to four days a week," said senior Meredith Felts, star pitcher 
for the Dukes. 

"My off-season training is probably the toughest training I go 
through all year," said senior Amber Kirk, the teams' third base- 

When the lady Dukes finally did get to step on the diamond, they 
were more than prepared. Before each game, they would listen to 
music and even bust a move to get hyped for the game. Moments 
before leaving the locker room, the team huddled together to pray 
and give thanks for "keeping everyone on both teams healthy and 
for allowing us to play the sport at the level we do," recalled Kirk. 

The season was a monumental one for the lady Dukes, and even 
though it was not a perfect ending, there was much hard work to 
be proud of. With so many overwhelming accomplishments both 
individually and as a team, the softball team paved the way for 
great improvements. 

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Front Row: Lauren Robison, Julie Smith, Shannon Moxey, 
Lauren Mernin, Jenny Clohan, Courtney Simons, Amber Kirk, 
Melissa Hill Back Row: Jenn Chavez, Katie Spitzer, Kaitlyn 
Wernsing, Brittney Lyddane, Julia Dominguez, Chel'sea Ryan, 
Meredith Felts, Katie Cochran, Shannon Outman, Brittney Dy- 
son, Kendra Johnson 



Meredith Felts 


Sports Management 

Greenville, NC 


- 397 strikeouts 

- .177 batting average 


- University's all-time leader in wins (43), 
strikeouts (397) and shutouts (12) 

- Single-season record holder in strikeouts 
(152), wins (17) and shutouts (5) 

- Two-time All-CAA selection 



For 40 years, women had come together at the university to 
dominate ground balls, check opponents' sticks, and avoid the 
crease while scoring. For the 30 women on the lacrosse team this 
season, keeping the winning tradition alive turned out to be a chal- 
lenge. Despite the obstacles, the team stuck together and refused 
to crack under pressure. 

"Overall, I feel that our season was like a rollercoaster ride," said 
graduate Julie Stone, a midfielder. "We were up and down with 
our success." 

The team ended the season with eight wins, after losing tough 
matches to The College of William & Mary and University of 
Delaware by one goal. In fact, eight of the 17 games were deter- 
mined by one last scoring attempt, only sometimes resulting in the 
Dukes' favor Stone managed to score the final goal against Stan- 
ford University, a proud accomplishment. 

"We had been struggling to come out on top in tight games, but 
we finally made it happen in [that] game," said Stone. 

Focusing on the games ahead was tough for the players rebound- 
ing from difficult losses. "The best way to deal with any of the 
setbacks we experienced during the season was to put them 
behind us and keep looking forward," said junior Meredith Torr, 
a defender. "For a good part of the season, I was still really focused 
on the first two losses we had against Dartmouth and Yale. Every 


Julie Stone 



Annandale, VA 


- Games played- 69 

- Games started- 64 

- Goals- 79 
-Assists- 13 

- All-conference second team 
-Team captain 

- IWLCA Academic Honor Roll 

- Conference Commissioner's Academic Award 

- JMU Athletic Director Scholar Athlete 

By Lianne Palmatier 

time a game didn't turn out well I would think that it had some- 
thing to do with us losing those games.'s so stressful to play 
that way." 

Not dwelling on losses encouraged the team to prepare for up- 
coming games, occasionally alleviating competitive stress with an 
impromptu dance party. "As a team we prepared for tough games 
by watching film and going over scouting reports." said Stone. 
"Personally, during pregame I always tried to relax by enjoying 
watching my other teammates dance around the locker room." 

By staying focused on an overall team goal and not getting 
overwhelmed by the competition, the team went on to beat Long- 
wood University, Virginia Tech and Colonial Athletic Association 
opponents Hofstra University and Drexel University. Balancing the 
excitement with a focus on achieving their objectives led to a posi- 
tive 40th season for the Dukes. 

"It was great to be a part of such an important landmark in jMU 
lacrosse history," said Torn "It's easy to focus on the things that 
didn't go well during the season because it didn't turn out how 
we had hoped, but I think we learned so much more about mental 
toughness, who we are as players, and who we are as a team that 
it actually helped to build our character Celebrating 40 years of 
jMU lacrosse this season reminded me again what a special pro- 
gram we have and how lucky I am to be a part of it." 
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First row: Kiersten McLouth, Jackie Gateau, Lauren Bradley, Brooke 
Rhodey, Lucy Lynch, Team Captain Jessica Brophy; Second row: Assis- 
tant Coach Lindsay Lewis, Head Coach Shelley Klaes-Bawcombe, Kim 
Griffin, Mary Fran Shelton, Brigid Strain, Natasha Fuchs, Team Captain 
Annie Wagner, Kelly Wetzel, Team Captain Julie Stone, Team Captain 
Emily Haller, Alex Menghetti; Third row: Assistant Coach Jessica Wilk, 
Jaime Dardine, Jessie Heisterman, Meghan Wienecke, Janice Wag- 
ner, Caitlin Sullivan, Mary Kate Lomady, Lexy Schwabenland; Fourth 
row: Morgan Kimberly, Meredith Torr, Liz Walsh, Michelle Maier, Jess 
Boshko, Susan Lines, Morgan Kelly, Diana Apel, Team Manager James 

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BLOCKING a shot on 

goal, sophomore Alex 
Menghetti defends 
Duke territory. In 2007, 
Menghetti was selected as 
an all-star at the U.S.W.L. A 
National Tournament. 
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William & Mary 



Old Dominion 















George Mason 



IN the process of 
defending the goal, 
senior Mary Fran Shelton 
prepares to cradle the ba 
and deflect it away from 
the net. Shelton was a JIVIU 
Athletic Director Scholar 
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her serve, senior Anna 
Khoor prepares to smash 
the ball. Khoor was team 
captain and CAA Player 
of the Week in April 2008. 
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AFTER hitting a successful 
backhand, sophomore 
Rebecca Erickson watches 
the ball soar over the net. 
Erickson played No. 1 
singles and doubles for the 
Dukes. Pnouj cou/ resy of 
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Campbell 4 

VCU 5 


Hampton 2 

Old Dominion 7 


Norfolk State 1 


North Dakota 1 




Creighton 1 


Evansville 2 


Howard 3 


Richmond 6 


Liberty 6 


Longwood 5 


Radford 6 


Hofstra 5 


Delaware 6 



By Bethany Blevins 

With a group of only eight players, the women's tennis team 
faced a difficult season with tough competition. The thought of 
facing off with top rivals like The College of William & Mary and 
University of Delaware, however, did not discourage the players 
from enjoying their season and becoming close as a team. 

The team met for two hours six times a week and also lifted 
weights for 45 minutes a week, adding in various workout classes. 
Due to a small roster and frequent practices, a close chemistry 
united the team. 

"Our team was the closest that it has ever been this past sea- 
son," said junior Anna Khoor "We all can rely completely on each 
other for anything." The ladies stayed close by meeting outside 
of practices to watch movies, have potluck dinners and enjoy one 
another's company. 

The team cooperated to achieve similar goals on the court. "Com- 
ing into the season we really tried to stay focused and keep our 
eye on the ball," said junior Barrett Donner "We set personal goals 
and goals for the team... anything from staying positive to double 
faulting only twice a set. We had a great team with a lot of gifted 

athletes, but when it comes to competing, tennis is an intensely 
mental sport. In my opinion, you have to be on your game, not 
only physically, but almost more mentally." The team fought to 
obtain a good standing in the Colonial Athletic Association [CAA) 
tournament and earn recognition for its ability. 

"The most challenging match during the season was probably at 
the CAA tournament when we had to play William & Mary in the 
second round after beating George Mason University," said Donnen 

The Dukes finished eighth in the CAA Championships after losing 
to William & Mary at the Huntington Park Tennis Center in New- 
port News, Va. Despite this loss, the team appreciated the season 
together and cherished the strong bond of friendship among the 
group. The team was also happy to announce that teammates 
sophomores Rebecca Erickson and Kristin Nimitz were named 
to the CAA Women's Tennis All-Conference third team. Donner 
received the coach's award, and Nimitz was named most valuable 
player by her teammates after winning 11-9 overall and 15-15 
in doubles play with four different partners. 

Injoinidtion compiled fruni 

Ida Donner, Barrett Donner, Rebecca Erickson, Kelly Maxwell, 
Anna Khoor, Briana Jain, Kristin Nimitz, Alyssa Brandalik 



Kristin Nimitz 



Richmond, VA 


- No. 1 doubles player 
-No. 2 singles player 

- Went 12-6 in doubles play 

- Went 1 1-9 in singles play 


- Team MVP 

- Dean's List (Spring 2008) 

- Commissioner's Academic Award 

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By Matt Johnson 

With its first recruits in team history, the tennis team served up 
a rocky season, ending with a disappointing loss to Old Dominion 
University [ODU] in the Colonial Athletic Association [CAA] Quar- 

The team began its season at the University of Virginia fall clas- 
sic, with graduate Jesse Tarr and sophomore Mike Smith ranked 
46th in the country for doubles. Tarr and Smith lost their first 
match 8-6 to Boise State University, but redeemed themselves 
with a 9-8 win over a team from Stetson University. In the semi- 
finals, however, Tarr and Smith lost to state rival ODU. With all 
players eliminated after the second round, singles did not fare 
well either. The Dukes hit a high point in the next two matches at 
the Virginia Open and the Hampton Roads Invitational, but ended 
their fall matches on a rough note, with no players making it past 
the second round at the Intercollegiate Tennis Association Cham- 

The spring matches did not result in fresh wins as the team had 
hoped, but instead continued the trend from the fall season. The 
Dukes began in spring with a loss to Virginia Commonwealth 
University, and despite two subsequent wins, hit a midseason wall, 
losing four straight matches. The Dukes improved their season 
with a four-game winning streak, but lost to Longwood University 
4-3 in a painfully close match, ending their run of luck. 

The Dukes then hosted the CAA Round Robin, where they lost 
2-4 against University of North Carolina Wilmington and won 6-1 



Jared Robinson 


Sports Management 


South Africa 


- Went 10-6 In doubles play 

- Went 12-7 In singles play 


- CAA co-Rookie of the Year 


over University of Delaware. They ended the regular season with a 
4-3 win against Georgetown University. In the CAA Quarterfinals, 
the eighth-seeded Dukes were eliminated with a loss to the third- 
seeded ODU Monarchs, bringing the post season to a close. 

"The season was sort of taking the right steps towards a new era, 
and I think we worked really hard," said Steve Secord, who had 
coached the team for 15 years. ■ 

Secord said that last season, his focus as a coach was improving 
every aspect of each player's game, as well as prepping the team 

"Some programs, they almost take themselves too seriously. 
Don't get me wrong, we work hard, but we enjoyed it, and we ■ 
were able to remember it's a game," said Secord. 1 

Junior Mike Smith agreed. "We had a lot of fun," said Smith. "1 
think that's why we do so well... We play so relaxed and enjoy it. 
The looser you are, the more you can do what you need to on the 

Being relaxed allowed the Dukes to end some days with an 
impressive win. 

"Winning all of those matches were high points," said CAA co- 
Rookie of the Year, sophomore Jared Robinson. Robinson also 
spoke of his low point, a disqualification for throwing his racket 
over the net in a moment of frustration. 

As for the future of the team, he had high hopes. "We had a good 
season," said Robinson, "and hopefully we're gonna get better as 
the years progress." 

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row: Head Coach Steve Secord, Jared Robinson, Carlin Camp- 
bell, Brian Rubenstein, Jesse Tarr, Assistant Coach John Snead 

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EYES on his opponent, 
junior Mike Snnith crouches 
in anticipation. Smith 
was selected as All-CAA 
second team in doubles 
with graduate partner 
Jesse Tarr. Pnoro rouneiy 
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WITH force, senior Chris 

Armes serves the ball 

to his opponent. Armes 

was a Commissioner's 

Academic Award recipient 

and participated in two 

tournaments in doubles 

play and four in singles 

play. Photo courtesy of 

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East Carolina 



North Carolina 

William & Mary 

Old Dominion 




The Citadel 

Norfolk State 

George Mason 


UNC Wilmington 


Vfie^n's Tennis 


Tanique Carter 



Richmond, VA 

Erin Harrison 

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courtesy ol Sports Media 



- Holds school records in 60m (7.51) and 
200m (24.28) 

-Holds school records in 100m (11.72) and 
200m (23.87) 


- Fourth place in 200m and fifth place in 
60m at ECAC Championships 

- Fourth place in 200m and fifth place in 
100m at ECAC Championships 

- ECAC Athlete of the Week 

- Second place in 200m, third place in 
100m, and second place in 400m relay at 
CAA Championships 

- CAA Athlete of the Week 

- JMU Athletic Director Scholar Athlete 

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WITH one foot in front 

of the other, seniui 

LaVonne Ellerbe preparui 

to leap over the hurdle. 

In 2007, Ellerbe placed 

second in the Colonial 

Athletic Association 

Championships in the 

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By Nicole Brigagliano 

On your mark. Get set. Go! 

With the sounds of gunshots resonating through the air, the 
women's spring track and field team took off for the 2008 season. 
For both Coach Cox and the athletes, the season was a success. 

The women did more than compete at meets up and down the 
East Coast; they smashed school records and proved themselves 
to be top three material. 

By the end of the season, senior Tanique Carter, senior Christine 
Nicewonger and junior Rebecca Eisenhauer had broken eight 
school records. 

Records were broken in events such as the 100-meter race, 200- 
meter race, 400-nieter race, 800-meter relay and discus over the 
course of the season. Many records were broken multiple times. 
But for the team there were more hurdles than the ones on the 
track. Injuries largely impacted the 2008 season. 

"The biggest challenges are always injuries," said Coach Cox. 
"They're always at the worst time for athletes and the team." 

But despite these obstacles, the team members proved they 
were still in the race, taking home third place at the Colonial 
Athletic Association (CAA) Conference Championships. Their 
score was only points away from second place. 

"I think we had our ups and downs," said senior Jessica Nauta, a 
heptathlete and hurdler. "Our main focus was conference and we 
came together when we needed to." 

Bottom row: Marisa Biggins, Leslie Anderson, Lana McGow- 
an, LaVonne Ellerbe, Casey Pagan and Jamie Obendorfer; 
Middle row: Krissy Kline, Rashonda Roberson, Katelyn Guer- 
riere, Claire Smith, Danna Frink, Renee Lott, Bethany Riley and 
Tanique Carter; Last row: Christine Nicewonger, Amy Rem- 
mer, Jessica Nauta, Nicole Rabinowitz, Chelsea High, Olivia 
Alford, Emily Stewart, Ryan Olexson, Candace Nelms and 

Jessica Wade ^.uunesy of Kmsy Klme 



At a two-day meet at The College of William & Mary, the wom- 
en's team competed against nine other universities in the confer- 
ence. Of the nine, William & Mary proved to be the team's No. 1 
threat: a team that had dominated the CAA Conference Champion- 
ship for many years. 

"They have a lot of depth on their team," said senior Leslie 
Anderson. "They can just stick people in events, enabling them to 
earn points." 

Anderson ran the 200-meter race and 400-meter race, and com- 
peted in the long jump. 

By the end of day two, the team snatched up third place, with 
outstanding performances by junior Katelyn Guerriere and se- 
niors Caitlin O'Malley and Jessica Wade. 

For senior Renee Lott, who ran the 200-meter race, 400-meter 
race, 800-meter race and 4x400-meter relay, taking home sixth 
place in the 4x400-meter relay was one of the most memorable 
moments of the season. The relay team, consisting of Lott, gradu- 
ate Marisa Biggins, junior Lana McGowan and senior Leslie 
Anderson, not only qualified for the Eastern College Athletic 
Conference Championships (ECAC), but also helped to secure the 
team's third place spot in the CAA Conference Championships. 

"It's instant satisfaction," said Lott. "You do all this training and 
then for one event there's all this build up and if you succeed it's 

The track and field team had not placed that high at the CAA 
Conference Championships in a long time. 

"Normally we are fourth, fifth, or sixth," Anderson said. "That 
shows we are improving as a team." 

The Penn State Relays in Philadelphia proved to be another suc- 
cessful meet for the team. Of the five relays that the Dukes com- 
peted in, three of them qualified for the ECAC finals. The 4x400- 
meter relay team was able to race to the finish line in first place, 
earning them a spot in finals as well as a medal. 

Because track and field is a sport based on many individual 
events, the women grew to be one another's support system. Be- 
ing part of the team was important to crush school records and 
rise in rankings. 

"There's no way to win or accomplish goals if [you're] not there 
as a team," said Anderson. "Having them there is so advantageous. 
They are helpful to have around... they encourage you to get 
through it." 

Senior Jessica Wade couldn't agree more. "It becomes a tradition. 
It's the normal, the common. It's fun." 
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The men's golf team began the year in sunny Hawaii. This was 
a first-time experience for the team, where the men finished sev- 
enth out of 14 teams in the Kaua'i Collegiate Invitational. The in- 
vitational took place at the Puakea Golf Course in Kaua'i, Hawaii, a 
par-72 course that measured up to 6,954 yards. 

Back on the university's turf, team members made sure to prac- 
tice hard to help them compete in other matches too. Every Mon- 
day, Wednesday and Friday, the men got up to start strength train- 
ing and conditioning at 5:45 a.m. While in season, they practiced 
six days a week, and did not stop after the fall season; the team 
had a spring season as well. 

"Our practices are very relaxed and fun, but are based around 
productivity," said senior Fielding Brewbaker, co-captain. "All of 
the drills we do are very meaningful and are focused on certain 
aspects of the game that we as a team need to improve on." 

Jeff Forbes, coach for the team for the past two years, assigned 
drills to the team that made practice competitive and interesting. 

The men kicked off their regular season in Sunset Beach, N.C., 
where they tied for fifth out of IB teams in the Sea Trail Intercol- 
legiate, hosted by Elon University. Their score was an impressive 
comeback from being in 16th place after shooting a 310 the first 




Fielding Brewbaker 




Salem, VA 

-Career Rounds: 70 
-Career Average: 75.4 


-Named CAA co-Golfer of the Week 

Oct. 16 

-Recorded six top 20 finishes in 

2007-2008 season 

By Jen Beers 

day. Junior Michael Meisenzahl helped out the team by finishing 
sixth out of 96 golfers. 

Meisenzahl was also named a Colonial Athletic Association (CAA] 
Player of the Week in September. Another teammate to receive 
Player of the Week honors was Brewbaker, who was awarded CAA 
Co-Golfer of the Week in October 

Fall proved to be a successful season for the Dukes, their stroke 
average dropping almost nine shots from the previous year A few 
changes had been made since not all the players from the 2007 sea- 
son returned to the team, but openings gave way for rising stars. 
Five freshmen were new to the 10-man team. One freshman, Mike 
Smith, made news while in Hawaii by tying for 34th place and firing 
a 1-over-par 217. 

Co-Captains Brewbaker and senior Tim Driver did their jobs as 
leaders for the team, andhelpedadd to the talent of the Dukes. Each 
of the men finished under-par in the top 20 overall in Hawaii. 

"I like the fact that although we are a team we are playing an indi- 
vidual sport," said Driver "The mental aspect of the game is unlike 
any other sport. You have to concentrate for four or five hours at a 
time with plenty of downtime in between to lose focus." 
Informution compiled from 

First row: Jack Bonifant, Mike Smith, Michael Meisenzahl, Tim 
Driver, Matt Neely; Back Row: Coach Forbes, Garrett Whitmore, 
Fielding Brewbaker, Jhonny Montane, Chad Mozingo, Chris 

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Driver's career average 
was 75.8, and he finished 
in the top 20 overall at 
the invitational in Kaua'l, 
Hawaii. Photo courtesy of 
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By Beth Principi 

when golf was invented in Scotland during the 12th century, it was 
restricted to men. In fact, a rumor claimed that the word "golf" is an 
acronym for "Gentlemen Only, Ladies Forbidden." Now, almost ten 
thousand years later, the members of the women's golf team were out to 
prove they were just as good as the men. 

Paul Gooden coached the team, which consisted of one junior, four 
sophomores and two freshmen. 

Freshman Nicole Sakamoto believed that even with a younger team, 
they still had a strong bond on and off the green. 

"I don't think what grade you're in makes a difference, it's the person 
you are that matters," said Sakamoto. 

The team worked to prove that being young was not a guarantee that 
they would suffer during the season. 

The team opened the season by placing sixth out of 17 teams at the 
Sea Trail Invitation in North Carolina. Sophomore Catherine Gunnars- 
son placed 14th out of 93 players in individual scores. 

Sophomore Kristin Harrington finished in 44th place, and was 
pleased with her performance. 

"On the first day of the first tournament, I shot a 76," said Harrington. 
"I did poorly last year, so to come out strong was very important for me." 

Her strength was not only important for her score, but also for the team. 

"It's nice to be in control of your own game since golf is more of an in- 
dependent sport," said Harrington. "However, there is still a lot of team 

pressure there because each of our scores counts for the team score." 

Harrington explained, "I cannot be pulled out of the game if I am 
having a bad hole like in basketball. There are no time-outs." 

No time-outs ended up being a problem for the team members in 
their last invitation in the fall season. They placed 1 1th out of 20 teams 
in the East Carolina University Lady Pirate Invitational. 

Freshman Valentina Sanmiguel said that even though they scored a 
low score of 301 on the second day, the other days' higher scores nega- 
tively affected their overall finish. 

"It hurt our rankings," said Sanmiguel. "It was very disappointing." 

The lady Dukes did not dwell on the bad invitational, because they 
had a year-round schedule. Having a short offseason and traveling all 
around the country could have been a threat to the players academically. 

"It requires responsibility and desire to succeed," said Sanmiguel. 
"You need to learn how to handle your time and you need to rest." 

Harrington had a similar outlook. "We miss so much more class than 
other athletes and sometimes it is hard to make up work. On the other 
hand, it is fun to be able to compete all the time and travel to so many 
different places." 

With every invitational the ladies competed in, their future as a team 
grew brighter. They proved that being young was not a sign of inexpe- 
rience, but of talent and opportunity for the future. 

InforniutiDu compiled from 

Coach Paul Gooden, Laura Mesa, Kristen Harrington, Kristen 
Treglia, Nicole Sakamoto, Catherine Gunnarsson, Valentina San- 
miguel, Shannon Kramer, Mary Chamberlain, Kelly Lynch 





Mary Chamberlain 


Justice Studies 

Dennis, MA 

-Career Rounds: 52 
-Career Average: 80.6 


-Commissioner's Academic Award 

-Shot a 2007-2008 season and team- 
low round of 73 in the second round of 
the Sea Trail Intercollegiate 

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The women's cross country team got off to a great start when 
sophomore Alison Parris fuiished the university's first race of the 
season with a win. 

"It's the perfect mixture of endurance and tactics," said Parris, 
who proved to be a huge competitor in the season, despite being 
diagnosed with anemia early in her freshman year, forcing her to 
take an 18-month absence from the sport. 

"1 love running because it's more than a sport — it's a lifestyle," 
said Parris. "The benefits of running are great — 1 feel healthy and 
fit, yet 1 can still eat whatever I want." 

Parris had help in the season from junior Jess Propst. 
"I've been running since I was in sixth grade, so I can't imagine my 
life without it now," said Propst. "But the thing that really drives me 
is the competitive aspect. 1 love racing and the feeling of satisfac- 
tion 1 get from a great race." 

The season for the women's cross country team upheld Propst's 
wishes, especially against the members biggest competitor — ^The 
College of William & Mary. 

"They have been the team to beat for the past few years," said 
Propst, "but we're getting closer and closer to being on their lev- 

The team's coach, Dave Rinker, pushed the women during the 
season, ensuring that they would be ready for anything that was 


Aspen Foster 



Virginia Beach, VA 



-2008-2009 12th-place finish at CAA 


-2007-2008 Third-place finish at CAA 



-All-conference CAA team 
-Conference CAA Commissioner's 
Academic Award 

By Ariel Spengler 

thrown at them. ! 

"In the summer, Coach Rinker gives us a training schedule that's 
mapped out with what we have to do for every week," said Propst, 
explaining the rigorous offseason. 

"That's what sets running apart from all other sports — there is 
no offseason!" said Parris. "We constantly train seven days a week, 
every week." 

At this point, most members of the team are used to the pressures 
of running every day. Propst started running at a very young age, 
but continued to get better each yean 

"I love lowering my times," said Propst. "I wasn't horrible in high 
school, but I've definitely improved a whole, whole lot since I've 



JUNIOR Brittany Lussier 
takes care to stay inside 
the flags that mark the 
course. Lussier's twin, 
Amber, also ran on the 
team. Photo courtesy of 
Sports Media 

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Parris did not start cross country until high school, but she 
excelled quickly. In her sophomore year, she qualified for the 
prestigious high school meet, Nike Outdoor Nationals. 

"My father persuaded me to take it up," said Parris. "He 
ran cross country and track for Purdue University, and en- 
couraged me to take up running. 1 have been in love with the 
sport ever since." 

Since the women had been together so often, they became 
more than just teammates. Every practice and meet brought 
them closer 

"We all support and encourage one another," said Parris. 
Propst agreed. "As a team, we always do a cheer on the 
starting line." 

The women's cross country team members kept each other 
motivated through another tough season. 

Before each race, Propst told herself, "This is what you've 
worked so hard for, so let's go out and get it done!" 
Infurmation compiled from 

GOING It alone, junior 
Holly Fredericksen remains 
motivated to do her best. 
Frederickson was a JMU 
Athletic Director Scholar 
Athlete in the 2007-2008 
season. Ftioto courtesy of 

LIPS pursed in 
determination, sophomore 
Bridget Draper maintains 
her pace. The university 
hosted an invitational in 
early September to kick off 
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of Sports Media 

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the ball, sophomore Amy 
Daniel hits down field. 
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hockey because her older 
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Twenty-two women stood dispersed in a grid-like form, the hunger to 
win uniting the team. The intensity in their eyes masked butterthes that 
filled their stomachs as the seconds until the start of the field hockey 
game ticked away. 

"You just get like "We can do it... but what happens if we don't? I re- 
ally want to win, but what happens if I make this mistake?'" said senior 
Melissa Walls, proving that even captains still had nerves. 

Melissa's sister and co-captain Ashley said, "But all of that disappears 
when the whistle is blown." Both had been on the team since their fresh- 
man year. Ashley, Melissa and senior Lauren Walls, who also played on 
the team, were a set of triplets who were recruited from Eastern Regional 
High School in New Jersey. 

The women's field hockey team went 18-3, winning the conference 
for the third time in a row. The only other team to hold three straight 
conference titles was Old Dominion University, one of the Dukes' big- 
gest rivals. 

"You kind of get goose bumps," said Ashley, after beating University ot 
Virginia for the first time in years. "It's like being on a roUercoaster— you 
don't really know what to do, [whether] to high-five or hug." 

The women advanced to the National Collegiate Athletic Association 
(NCAA) playoffs, but lost in the first round. 

"It was a long bus ride home," said Melissa. "But I think that the coaches 
put it in the best way possible, that you can't look at this as being an aw- 
ful season 'cause it wasn't, you have to look at all the accomplishments 
you made." 

Although they lost only one starting player from the year before, seven 
freshmen joined the team. Six of them were redshirted, meaning they 



would suit up for games, but not play. 

"They worked hard even though they knew they weren't going to play, 
in order to make us better," said Ashley. 

Trusting one another was important to the team's dynamic, and the 
team was close as a result. 

"It is so important, maybe not for men's, but for women's sports, to 
feel like you are part of a group," said coach Antoinette Lucas, in her 
fifth year as the head coach. Close relationships differentiated the team 
from those in the past.- 

"We worked on playing as a team, not just one person," said Ashley. 
"We didn't work well as a team before." 

Coach Lucas was also responsible for the difference in the team this 
season. Both she and the players knew that the team was good, but never 
really got to show it in the past. With a more difficult schedule this year, 
Lucas was able to push her team to do its best. 

"She worked us harder and disciplined us harder because she knew we 
were good and what we could potentially do," said Melissa. 

With the successful season behind them, the team's thoughts were now 
about future teams and what aspects from this year could be carried on. 

"Success breeds success," said Lucas. 

After seeing how well it had worked this season, Lucas planned to re- 
cruit for a more solid team overall. Although she would miss the seniors, 
she knew success was obtainable in the future, just with different players. 
Information compiled from 

First Row: Erica Henderson, Kelsey Cutchins, Regan Shouldis, Kristen 
O'Rourke, Jessie Dawson, Margo Savage, Alisha Moran; Second Row: Head 
Coach Antoinette Lucas, Megan Matthews, Tara King, Meghan Bain, Ashley 
Walls, Melissa Stefaniak, Melissa Walls, Lauren Walls, Jenny Eakin, student 
trainer Nina Szemis, student trainer Pat Deal; Back Row: Assistant Coach 
Ryan Langford, Assistant Coach Julie Munson, Lindsay Cutchins, Dolores de 
Rooij, Randi Segear, Becky Hilgar, Melissa McNeils, Amy Daniel, Courtney 
Parmeter, Sarah Warlick, Erin Johnson, Athletic Trainer Jackie Downar 


Lauren Walls 


Health Service 


Berlin, NJ 

-33 Career Goals 
-21 Assists 


-Preseason All-CAA 

-CAA Player of the Week Sept. 2 & 

Oct. 6 

-Made National Honor Roll on Oct. 

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By Jen Beers 

Filled with energy and excitement, the team tried hard on Nov. 7 
to take victory in the last game of the season. But best efforts aside, 
they lost to Towson University by one goal in the regular season 
finale. The season ended with an overall record of six wins, nine 
losses and three ties. Seven out of their nine losses were by just one 
goal. But all home games ended as wins, a definite positive for the 
team. The Dukes placed 10th in the Colonial Athletic Association 
[CAA) rankings with a 3-7-1 record. They were three games from 
making the CAA Tournament. 

The team members started out their season in Louisville, Ky, 
where they played two games. They lost both games, the first to 
Butler University and the second to University of Louisville. 

Senior Nick Zimmerman, captain, led the team with six goals and 
five assists. Starting every game, he ranked in the top 10 in the CAA 
in both goals and assists. 

With 23 goals scored by the team all season, sophomore CJ Sa- 
pong came in second after Zimmerman, scoring five goals. Sapong 
was named 2007 CAA Men's Soccer Rookie of The Year and was 
First Team Ali-CAA in 2008 for the second consecutive year 

"1 love [playing forward] because it's the best one to be in to score 
goals," said Sapong. 

The team tried out a different tactic for most of the season. Last 

season they had four defenders, five midfielders, and one forward. 
This year. Coach Tom Martin mixed things up a bit with four de- 
fenders, four midfielders and two forwards. 

"The new formation took a lot of pressure off of CJ," said sopho- 
more Kieran Rice. "Instead of playing with just one forward, we 
played with two." Seniors Esteban Maldonado and Kyle Morsink 
alternated as the second forward. 

Another change to the season was the rotation of goalkeepers. 
Sophomore Ken Manahan and redshirt freshman Justin Epperson 
each played nine games, with a total of 71 saves. 

New players also added to the momentum of the team. Junior 
Joel Senior transferred to the university, started and played all 18 
games. Three freshmen played: Ryan O'Neil, Jason Gannon and Pat- 
rick Innes. O'Neil was also selected to the CAA All-Rookie Team. 

With so many competitive teams in the CAA, the Dukes played 
every opposing team with heart and dedication. Even though some 
games did not go in their favor, the men worked hard in the offsea- 
son by weight training and endurance running. 

Sapong said, "My love for the game and my teammates are what 
motivate me to compete every day." 

Information compiled from 


Nick Zimmerman 



Tampa Bay, FL 

-13 Career Goals 
-21 Assists 


-All-conference (CAA) first team 
-Team captain, led the team in goals 
and points 

-CAA Player of the Week and ECAC 
Offensive Player of the Week Sept. 7 

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Front Row: Joel benior, Kevin Howell, Patrick Innes, David banford, Andrew Harvey, Jake Arnold; 
Second Row: Jonathan Smithgail, CJ Sapong, Stefan Durr, Jean Tshimpaka, Damien Brayboy, Kieran 
Rice, Rahul Chaudhry, Kyle Morsink, Esteban Maldonado, Alex Nydal, Bakari Williams; Back Row: Patrick 
Stevens, Ville ("V") Wahlsten, team captain Nick Zimmerman, Billy Swetra, Matt White, Ken Manahan, 
Justin Epperson 

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Penn State 




William & Mary 



George Mason 

Georgia State 

Old Dominion 


UNC Wilmington 





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Richmond 2 

Washington State 2 

Syracuse 1 

Wyoming 1 

Colorado 4 

West Virginia 1 

Penn State 

Virginia Tech 3 

George Mason 2 


UNC Wilmington 

Georgia State 2 



Old Dominion 2 

William & Mary 

Northeastern 1 

Hofstra 1 

VCU 2 

Northeastern 2 


Wake Forest 

Portland 3 

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By Kerry Matthews 



The women's soccer team had a phenomenal year, with both indi- 
vidual honors and a stellar record of wins. The team finished with 14 
wins, seven losses and one tie. 

Individual players advanced their own career records with a series of 
awards. Junior Corky Julien was named to the Colonial Athletic Asso- 
ciation (CAA) All- American third team and led the team in scoring 16 
goals — a school season record. She was also named to the All-Atlantic 
Region Team, along with fellow players senior Kim Germain and junior 
Teri Maykoski. On Nov. 14, the Dukes faced University of Georgia in 
the first round National Collegiate Athletic Association (NCAA) Tour- 
nament. Their win was due in large part to sophomore Diane Wszalek's 
career-high eleven saves. 

Beginning the season, the team was labeled as the underdog. But 
sophomore Maggie McFadden noticed a "really strong senior class, 
with a lot of leaders that helped out in that stance." 

Senior Rachel Chupein, captain of the team, also added that the suc- 
cess of the ladies season came from the mindset of Coach Dave Lom- 
bardo. "He looks to find good people [as opposed to just] good players, 
and he's a big reason why a lot of us came here," said Chupein. In the 
NCAA Tournament, each conference received an automatic bid. Since 
the Dukes did not win the CAA conference, they thought their goal of 
being in the tournament was shattered. 

The highlight of the season was receiving an at-large bid, granted by 
invitation, into the NCAA tournament. Their bid was based on the diffi- 
culty of their schedule of games and their performance at those games. 

McFadden commented that being accepted into the tournament was 
great because "everyone saw the Penn State win, and everyone saw that 
on national television. They played their hearts out." Although she was 
injured this season with back problems, McFadden still traveled with 
the team. 

"The ultimate goal was to win the CAA Tournament," said sophomore 
Teresa Rynier. Although the women did not win the tournament, they 
still traveled all the way to Portland, Ore., which was a first for the team. 

"We lost 3-2, but we gave them a game," said Rynier. Although they 
did not win the tournament, they seemed more disappointed at the 
losses in the regular season to teams they should have beaten and were 
expected to beat, according to Rynier. 

Overall, the women were surprised and ecstatic to be admitted to 
the NCAA Tournament and were always working to be a top 25 team. 
They were underdog at the beginning of the season, but with the help 
of senior leadership and big goals, their impressive performance in the 
season allowed their acceptance into the tournament, a proud invita- 
tion indeed. 
Information compiled from 

Front Row: Katie Dye, Lauren Wiest, Mandy Millei, Lindidy Bowi^ib, Jf ib Kf iiinieb, (.die [ibiiiyei, 
Teresa Rynier, Kelly Germain, Ariana Ruela; Second Row; Yolie Anderson-Golhor, team co-captain 
Kim Germain, team co-captain Rachel Chupein, Ashley Flateland, Corky Julien, IVlorven Ross, Megan 
Fessler, Crissy Parmer, Kristen Conrad, Head Coach Dave Lombardo; Back Row: Student Athletic Trainer 
Deanna Roberts, Athletic Trainer Nell Brazen, Student Assistant Coach Annie Lowry, Assistant Coach 
Whitney P. Sajko, Student Athletic Trainer Katie Dillon, Lauren Bell, Teri Maykoski, Jordan Zarone, 
Stephanie Poucher, Missy Reimert, Diane Wszaiek, Ellen Kimbrough, Jessica Barndt, Raeanna Simmons, 
Lisa Heise, Corinna Strickland, Student Assistant Coach Maggie McFadden, Assistant Coach Bobby 
Johnston, Assistant Coach Jon McClure 


Corky Julien 
-14 Career Goals 
-8 Assists 


-Conference CAA Player of the Year and 

a member of the All-conference CAA first 


-Conference CAA Player of the Week Oct. 


-Soccer America Team of the Week and 

conference CAA Player of the Week Oct. 5 

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By Beth Princlpi 

Like a rollercoaster, the women's volleyball team's season con- 
sisted of highs and lows, battles to the top, and falls to the bottom. 
The team finished its season with a record of 13-18 overall. 

"We had some really good things that we did, but then there where 
things we needed to improve on," said freshman Leanna Heston. "1 
think it is something that we need to put behind us and start pre- 
paring hard for the next season to come." 

Training for the next season was the top priority for the entire 
team, with 12 of the 15 players returning. 

"We are a young team this yean We only have three seniors, one 
junior and the rest are freshmen and sophomores," said sophomore 
Sofia Lindroth. "There were a lot of close games that could have 
went either way." Those close games included 3-2 defeats from 
George Mason University, Murray State University and Hofstra Uni- 

The lady Dukes were predicted to finish fourth in the Colonial 
Athletic Association (CAA) during the preseason, but finished sev- 
enth overall. 

They faced stiff competition against the University of California, 
Berkley, ranked fifth in the nation, and against Northeastern Uni- 
versity, who finished first in the CAA. 


Sophomore Lindsay Callahan said that Berkley was the ladies' 
toughest game of the season, but they played strongest against 
South Florida University. They lost in three matches, but Callah- 
an still said it was the best game the team played. "We felt we had 
nothing to lose and stuck together as a team," said Callahan. 

The team's bond on the court was credited to the three seniors, 
Lauren Miles, Michelle Johnson and Kelsey McNamara. "Lauren was 
the captain of the team and did a great job," said Heston. "Michelle 
and Kelsey were good role models and helped the younger players 
transition throughout the season." 

It was inevitable that the team members would grow close when 
they were around each other as much as these girls were. "In sea- 
son we practice in the gym 20 hours a week and watch a lot of film 
to prepare for matches," said Callahan. "Out of season we are more 
focused on lifting, conditioning and making technical improve- 

The girls were preparing for the next season with one thing on 
their mind: revenge. 

"I'm excited for the upcoming season," said Callahan. "It should be 
a different team." 
Information compiled from 

Lauren Miles 



Tampa, FL 


-Made more than 3,000 assists 
throughout her college career 

-Preseason All-CAA 

-Recipient of JMU Thomas and Karyn 
Dingledine Scholarship for 
Achievement in Academics and Service 

3^ Gj^ons 

Front Row: Natalie Abel, Kay Weninger, Holly Wall, Jessica 
Zeroual, Kelly Turner, Kaitlin McFaddin, Kelly Johnson; Second 
Row: Volunteer Assistant Coach Travis Patera, Assistant Coach 
Ryan Parker, Lauren Fanelli, Kelsey McNamara, Leanna Heston, 
Sofia Lindroth, Assistant Coach Brian Grimes, Head Coach Disa 
Garner; Back Row: Michelle Johnson, Morgan Maddox, Lauren 
Miles, Lindsay Callahan. 

SPIKING the ball over the net, sophomore 
Lindsay Callahan scores a point. Callahan 
supported the team by scoring double- 
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New Hampshire 




Murray State 





UC Riverside 








St. Francis 


Moman State 



Ga. Southern 

South Florida 






George Mason 





UNC Wilmington 


Georgia State 





Norfolk State 

William & Mary 






George Mason 


Georgia State 
UNC Wilmington 






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ball. The Dukes practiced 
three hours a day during 
the week and lifted 
weights for an hour twice 
a week to improve their 
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By Karlyn Williams 

The Dukes achieved a winning 10-1 overall record and 8-0 confer- 
ence record, crowning them Colonial Athletic Association (CAA) 
champions and the No. 1 seed going into the National Collegiate Ath- 
letic Association (NCAA) playoff rounds. 

Senior Rodney Landers summed up the regular season as "surreal." 
"It's hard to put into words because we had all kinds of victories," said 
Landers. "We had come from behind wins and blowout wins." 

Many games ended with fourth-quarter big plays for the win as time 
ran out, namely the games against Appalachian State University, Uni- 
versity of Richmond and Villanova University. 

The greatest highlight for both fans and players was the victory over 
Appalachian State, who had won the CAA championship consistently 
since 2005. 

"Coming back from 21-0 at halftime to beat the No. 1 team in the 
nation at night under the lights was crazy," said junior Shawn McEvoy. 
"After tailgating in packed parking lots all day and seeing the amount 
of alumni come back for the game, then rushing the field when the 
game was over — it simply capped off" what was probably one of the 
greatest football games I have ever seen." 

The away game against the University of Richmond Spiders was truly 
a team effort. After being down eight points with three and a half min- 
utes remaining in the game, the Dukes came through with an eight- 
yard touchdown and a completed two-point conversion pass, tying the 
game. With about a minute remaining, it was Richmond's ball. The 
Dukes' defense stopped the play, forcing the Spiders to punt. Junior 
Scotty McGee caught the punt and ran 69 yards down the sideline for 
the touchdown to clinch the win, 38-31. 

Another fourth quarter win against the Villanova Wildcats resulted 
from a completed "Hail Mary" pass that bounced off' a Villanova de- 
fender's helmet into the hands of junior Bosco Williams as time ex- 

"I didn't expect to catch the ball because that play rarely works, I just 
wanted to be in a position to catch it," said Williams. 

Up to the final drive, Landers said he did not realize the magnitude 
ot that moment; if the pass had been incomplete the Dukes would have 
lost the game. 

"When I let it go I wanted to give my guy a chance," said Landers. 
"I didn't know Bosco was going to come down with it, it was basically 
throw it up for that area." 

Landers missed the initial moment of the catch because the linemen 
started running downfield, blocking his view. It was only when the 
sidelines erupted that he realized the victory belonged to the Dukes. 

Being the No. 1 seed had its perks, most prominently a home field 
advantage for the playoffs. Bridgeforth Stadium hosted the first playoff 
game since 1994 and continued to host the remainder of the playoff 
games as the Dukes strove for the NCAA victory. 

They won against No. 8, Wofford University in the first round, 38-35. 
In round two, the Dukes took on Villanova for a second time. The game 
was a nail biter, with Landers scoring a one-yard rush with 1 :38 remain- 
ing in the fourth quarter for the win. The win advanced the Dukes to 
the semifinal game, where they hosted the University of Montana. The 
game was televised on ESPN2. 

Montana ended the Dukes' 12-game winning streak, 35-27, by forcing 
four turnovers. Although the Dukes scored first in the game. Landers 
suffered an injury just before halftime, and the team couldn't hold onto 
their lead. But with their 12-game winning streak, the university tied 
Boise State for the second-longest active winning streak in all of Divi- 
sion I. 

Overall, the Dukes had a season to be proud of 
Information compiled from JMUSports.coni 



Rodney Landers 



Virginia Beach, VA 

-Career yards: 1,754 
-Career touchdowns: 15 


-Received the Payton Award and league 
player of the year candidate as a 
combined rushing/passing threat 
-Nation's top returning QB rusher after 
being among only two QBs in the top 65 
nationally in rushing in 2007 

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SCOTTYMcGee cheers 
on the team from the 
sidelines. A popular 
saying on campus was 
"Don't get Scotty McGee 
a present, because he'll 
just return It," in reference 
to his impressive skills on 
the field. Photo by Amy 

350 Sports 

Front Row: Tucker Wyatt, Patty Dorfer, Evan McCollough, Dave Stannard, Jason Pritchard, Hassan Abdul-Wahid, Rodney 
Landers, Mickey Mattliew^s, Terrence Apted, Patrick Ward, Darrieus Ramsey, Marcus Haywood, Scott Lemn, Shelton Johnson, 
Eugene Holloman, Clayton Matthews, Dr. Kent Diduch; Second Row: Reggie Hicks, Marcus Charity, Dominique White, J.D. 
Skoinitsky, Mike Caussin, Rockeed McCarter, Bosco Williams, Trae Kenney, Arthur Moats, Dorian Brooks, Donnie Smith, Chris 
Clarke, Sam Daniels, Scotty McGee, Jamaris Sanders; Third Row: Kirby Long, Jon Williams, Julius Graves, Colin Fitz-Maurice, 
D.J. Bryant, Jonas Rawlins, Scott Noble, Charlie Newman, Josh Baird, Ryan Flanagan, Theo Sherman, Jerald Brown, Quintrell 
Thomas, Lee Reynolds, Brandon Randolph; Fourth Row: Bill Roman, Jon Rose, Pat Williams, Corwin Acker, Vidal Nelson, 
Markus Hunter, Drew Dudzik, Jason Dosh, Matt Goff, Donnell Brown, Jamal Sullivan, Ronnell Brown, Griff Yancey, Brett 
Ainsley; Fifth Row: Chad Byers, Matt Lockley, Doug McNeil, Mike Allen, Matt Simonic, Aaron Butler, Lue Akuak, Andy Smith, 
Dixon Wright, Roane Babington, Brandon Monroe, Marcus Turner, Arthur Walker, Gerren Griffin; Sixth Row: Chris Beaver, Tim 
Baldwin, Justin Phillips, Max Alexandre, Greg Woodson, Matt Mares, Justin Thorpe, Matt Walker, Jamie Veney, Lucas Peterson, 
Karl von Allmen, Earl Watrford; Seventh Row: Austin Tuell, Brian Barlow, Chase Williams, Aaron Harper, Teveion Cuffee, Steve 
Yakopec, Andrew Holmes; Eighth Row: J.C. Price, Aldrich Chu, Andrew Harper, Isai Bradshaw, Pete Johnson, Mark Hendricks, 
Ulrick Edmonds, Kyle Gillenwater, Daniel Lanphier, Scott Cook, Kelly Murphy, Jo Gundrum, Amy Smith, George Strangos; 
Back Row: Brian Enedy, Pete Shifflett, George Barlow, Jim During, Josh Haymore, Chris Malone, Jeff Durden, Margaret Carey, 
RJ. Wellhouse, Allison Forrest, Leah Morrison, Chris Hite, Brandon Alderman 

IPLOYING some fancy 
i)twork, senior Rodney 
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Front Row; Molly Chilton, Morgan Sterner, Rosie Ortiz, Anne Bianchi, Danielle Romero, 
Annie Lewis; Second Row: Heather Merner, KatWorton, Sarah Ratchford, Kendall Hicks, Rachel McDon- 
nell, Jen Lodder, Lorin Whitt, Sarah Smith, Jennifer Tatanish, Kelsey O'Connor, 

Kristlna Mohler, Stephanie Simms; Back Row: Alicia Chace, Brittany Fortner, Kristin Sachs, NIkki Beatty, 
Nina Passero, AngellcaBaylor, Brittany Ford, Erin Albery, Madison Furman, Lauren Maira 

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By Karlyn Williams 

Coming off a first place win in their first competition in 10 years last 
March, members of the varsity cheerleading team held open tryouts in 
the spring, leaving a few open spaces for incoming freshmen to try out 
in the fall. 

"There is so much hard work and [so many] dedicated hours put 
into cheer between practice and conditioning," said senior Greg Perrow, 
captain. "It has been challenging physically and mentally dealing with 
this large commitment." 

Perrow was one of 1 1 men on the 49-member varsity cheerleading 
team. A former high school football player, he decided to try out after a 
group of cheerleaders approached him at a game. 

The skills required to make the team were a variety of tumbling exer- 
cises, executing stunts properly and personality in front of head coach 
Tameka Burroughs and assistant coach Magen Brock. Those who pos- 
sessed the abilities necessary for making the team were placed on either 
the coed squad or the all-girl squad. 

The reason for two squads within the varsity team was to ensure there 
would be cheerleaders on both the student and alumni sections during 
football games, men's and women's basketball games, pep rallies and 
other events. The coed squad cheered at the men's basketball games, 
while the all-girl squad cheered at women's games. 

The coed squad had 1 1 men and eight women, allowing for ample 

spotters during complex pyramid stunts and partner stunts. In previ- 
ous years the coed squad had to cut a few stunts because they did not 
have enough spotters. Having spotters during a stunt was important 
because of safety precautions. Trust in teammates was not gained, but 

"At this point, we all just know that we have to trust each other from 
the beginning," said senior Jennifer Lodder. "Practicing the stunt over 
and over until it is solid is the only way to gain more trust. But in the 
beginning, we just go for it and assume someone will be there if it goes 

Both teams practiced and conditioned together in Godwin Hall's 
gymnastics room. They practice on average two to three days a week 
for two hours each practice. Each practice consisted of a warm-up run 
around campus or Godwin Hall, stretches and tumbling. After the ini- 
tial warm-up they rehearsed new stunts for the upcoming games and 
perfected older stunts. 

"Watching each of them progress in skill level and in maturity through- 
out their years is rewarding," said Brock. "The team works very hard 
and is composed of very dedicated athletes who cheer because they 
truly enjoy it." 
Informution compiled from / 

Front Row: Lauren Schick, Courtney Doherty, Holly Stevens, Kate McCoy, Leigh Culver, 
Rachel Johnson, Briana Guertler, Mary Sykes, Matt Hill; Back Row: John Nguyen, Nicholas Bass, Em- 
manuel Fairley.Ty Freeman, Greg Perrow, Paul Crisman, Aaron Wimer, Tyler Bradley, Sean Sommers 


Courtney Doherty 


Graphic Design 

& Art History 

Doylestown, Pa. 

-Voted captain of the 2008-2009 season 

-Voted "most dedicated" in both the 
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After a disappointing season, the men's basketball team made a 
valiant comeback under their new head coach, Matt Brady. 

Brady, who began coaching in 1987, adjusted well to his first year 
at the university. 

"It's been a terrific experience for me and my whole staff," said 
Brady. "We inherited a group of returning players that were anx- 
ious and excited about the opportunity to have a winning season." 

By the middle of the season, Brady had already led the team to 
surpass last season's conference and overall wins. 
"The chance to work with Coach Brady is a treat, because he brings 
a lot of teaching to the table," said senior Kyle Swanston. "I feel like I 
learn something new every day when 1 come to practice." 

The key to success was defense, according to Brady. 

"We have introduced a new philosophy here," said Brady. "To 
have a championship level team you have to build your program 
around defense. And to that end, I believe that we're making great 
Senior Juwann James believed the team's success this season came 
from having a great group of men and a strong coach. "I say [our 
success is] because of the players' mentality and the coach's effort 
to push the guys," said James. "This year's players have shown that 
they really want to work on their game, and that they are really 
passionate about winning. Being a four-year player, I have seen a 
lot, but this year it was about just coming together and winning." 

The entire season, however, was not a complete string of highs ac- 
cording to James, who missed a few games due to a medical condition. 

"One low point was when Coach Dean Keener got fired. He was the 
guy who recruited me," said James. "He was like a father figure to 
me, but at the same time he taught me how to push through adversity." 

Another change this season was the resurgence in the support of 
the team from the university and the community. 

"I think one of my highest points [this season] is winning and get- 
ting fans to come back into the Convocation Center to support us," 
said James. 

Brady agreed that the support from the administration and the 
community had been great. 

"I think we have been welcomed with open arms, especially from 
an administration that is eager to help us put JMU at the top of this 
league," said Brady. "The community support is terrific and it's 
been fun to watch people get excited about our team." 

James said that overall, it was a team with which he was happy to 
share the court. 

"I think that I am surrounded by a great group of guys, and these 
are guys that I feel like are going to have my back, on and off the 
court," said James. "I would have to credit a lot of my success to my 
teammates, because regardless of a good or bad game, they have 
always been confident in my abilities." 

Information compiled from 


Juwann James 

Jacksonville, Fla. 




-523 Career Rebounds 

-109 Career Steals 


-Scored in double figures 18 times, in- 
cluding five straight games before hav- 
ing seven points at Hofstra 
-The 10th Duke with 1,000 points and 
500 rebounds 
-The second Duke with 1,000 points, 500 
rebounds and 100 assists and steals 

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Front Row: Andrey Semenov, Devon Moore, Heiden Ratner, Ben Louis, Ryan Knight, Abdulai 
Jalloh, Pierre Curtis, Stephen Kendall, Scott Renkin, Julius Wells, Juwann James; Back Row: 
Matt Brady (head coach), Corey Stitzel (assistant coach), Orlando "Bino" Ranson (assistant 
coach), Louis Rowe (graduate assistant), Kyle Swanston, Alvin Brown, Matt Parker, Dazzmond 
Thornton, Greg Werner (strength & conditioning coach), John Kaltenborn (sports medicine), 
Kevin Hargrove (director of operations), Rob O'Driscoll (assistant head coach) 


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Old Dominion 



William & Mary 



UNC Wilmington 



George Mason 





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PUSHING the ball to the 
hoop, senior Kisha Stokes 
and sophomore Jalissa Taylor 
leap past Liberty University 
defenders. "In my four years 
at JMU, I've never had to sit 
out a game," said Stokes, 
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Boston College 









VA Tech 









St. Francis (NY) 






George Mason 











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Old Dominion 


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The fountain of youth poured into the gym of the women's basketball 
team, fulfilling the thirst for victory. 

The lady Dukes consisted of four freshmen, four sophomores, two 
juniors and two seniors, making it a considerably young team. With 
skeptic voices following their every move in preseason, team members 
had a tough road ahead of them. But the women persevered, and the 
team of 12 won their first two home games, setting a tone for the rest 
of the season. 

"We knew we had a lot of work to do and a lot of doubters to silence," 
said senior Kisha Stokes. "Many critics predicted we would not do so 
well because we were a young team." 

Those critics were silenced after the Dukes' first game, a game that 
junior Nana Fobi-Agyeman remembered as one of the most important 
during the season. 

"That game set a morale for us," said Agyeman. "It also showed the 
freshmen what JMU was really about and what our coaches expected from us." 

After that game, the Dukes did not lose at home until the 15th game 
of the season. With a record of 10-4, the team faced Virginia Common- 
wealth University (VCU) at home and lost with a score of 81-48. 

"We pride ourselves on having one of the toughest gyms to play at," 
said Agyeman. "Losing to VCU by that much at home was unacceptable." 
After falling hard at home, the Dukes clawed back. Four games lat- 
er, the women had one of the best victories of the season, beating Old 

Dominion University (ODU) 72-67. The Dukes ended ODU's Colonial 
Athletic Association (CAA) home game winning streak of 37 games. 

"It was the first time in my four years to beat them at their place," said 
Agyeman. "It was the greatest triumph as a team and as an individual." 

With triumph came hard work. The women who made up the uni- 
versity's basketball team had been preparing for these games ever since 
they picked up a basketball. Freshman Kiara Francisco said she had 
started playing basketball when she was a little girl. 

"I got into basketball at an early age playing in youth city leagues," said 
Francisco. "I was always talented in athletics, but I still had to work hard." 

Stokes, on the other hand, took some convincing to get into basketbaO. 

"I attended a community center and the basketball coaches there saw 
something in me that said basketball," said Stokes. "At the time I was 
running track for a boys and girls club in Brooklyn, and cheerleading at 
the center. After a long time of [others] trying to convince me to play, I 
gave in and decided to give it a try. Ever since, I have been in love." 

Regardless of how old they were when they shot their first basket, the 
women worked hard every day to prepare for the upcoming games. The 
team held practice five or six days a week throughout the season. Their 
hard work prepared them for the tough competitors ahead. 

"We take it one game at a time," said Stokes. "We never look ahead or 
past another team." 
Information compiled from ] 

Front Row: Klara Francisco, Courtney Hamner, Kisha Stokes, Nina Uqdah, Dawn Evans, Brittany 
Crowell, Sarah Willianns; Back Row: Director of Operations Jenna Burkett, Assistant Coach Sean 
O'Regan, Student Assistant Coach Nana Fobi-Agyeman, Jalissa Taylor, Rachel Connely, Lauren 
Jimenez, Kanita Shepherd, Associate Head Coach Jackie Smith Carson, Head Coach Kenny 
Brooks, Assistant Coach Nikki Davis 


Dawn Evans 




Clarksville, Tenn. 


-Averaged 13.5 points per game 

-115 assists in the 2007-2008 season 


-Conference Player of the Week Nov. 

16, Nov. 30 and Jan. 4 

-School record seven consecutive 

games with 20+ points 

-School record 25 consecutive games 

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By Casey Smith 

"Fam-wha? FAMILY!" said freshman Lauren Broussard. 
When describing the women's swim and dive team, the word 
most often used was "family." The team was a group of women who 
swam together, ate together and decorated posters and banners to- 
gether. By practicing with one another or hanging out socially nine 
or 10 times a week, team members practically became sisters. 

"1 think the best word to describe the group of women was 'fami- 
ly,'" said swim coach Samantha Smith. "They depended on each oth- 
er and they supported one another. That allowed them to grow as 
student athletes, but even more as a group of outstanding people." 

Diving coach Rebecca Benson felt the same about the team as a 

"We were one of the few swimming and diving teams that truly 
behaved as one unit," said Benson. "It made the whole team closer 
and we had a lot of fun." 

The women swam for hours a day and lifted a few times a week. 
Practices throughout the season were intense, especially when 
they traveled to Florida Atlantic University (FAU] for their yearly 
training trip. 

"The hardest training of the year is done at FAU," said Smith. "The 
team spends eight straight days training." 

"It was incredibly challenging," said sophomore Layne Eidemiller, 
who was a freestyle sprinter. "We woke up at five in the morning 
and worked out intensely for at least two or more hours a day." 

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Northeastern, VMI/Georgetown, at the 

Bucknell Invitational and at the CAA 

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-2007-08 CAA Commissioner's Academic 

The intensity of the sets and other exercises came as a shock to 
some new members. 

"Florida training was probably the hardest week of training I have 
ever done," said freshman Morgan Hammond. "We swam between 
five and seven thousand yards each practice, then we lifted or did 
dryland for an hour, and then we had to go swim again later that 

Despite the rigorous training, the women were drawn to the at- 
mosphere of the swim team. 

"All the girls were so close," said freshman Melissa Helock. "When 
I looked at other schools, the teams didn't seem to get along like 
they did. That was a huge factor for me." 

Broussard experienced similar feelings on her visit. "I just knew 
this was where I was supposed to be. I don't know many other 
teams who were as close as we were and I knew those girls would 
be there for me, no matter what." 

Although this past season was not the team's first, it was unique 

"We continue to get better every single meet and other teams 
notice that about us," said senior Jessica Lee, a captain. 

Broussard concluded, "No other school I ever saw showed me 
the same opportunities that 1 found here: great academics and a 
wonderful team." 
Injormation compiled from 

Front Row: Erika Lupacchino, Morgan McCarthy, Meghan Lewis, Layne Eidemiller, Kristen 
Wolla, Becca Hunt, Emily Konieczny, Lisa Colapietro, Lindsey Stevenson; Second Row: Nancy 
Richardson, Lauren Broussard, Morgan Hammond, Lara Beth Elder, Melissa Helock, Chelsea 
Savage, Christina Lepore, Jessie Everett, Jessica Lee, Christina Gennari; Third Row: Carrie 
Greene, Samantha Holland, Beth Feather, Lauren Kranz; Back Row; Julie Stefanski, Meghan 
Hell, Jen Morris, P.J. Naber, Amanda Hauck, Emily Vance, Allison Gould, Jackie Hartman. 

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A VIEW of the packed football game 
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outside the stadium. Family Weekend 
football games were one of the few 
games that required purchasing a ticket 
by a certain time, so many fans had to 
find alternative seating for this popular 
event. Photo by Rebecca Schneider 

IMITATING a lonely cowboy, a frater- 
nity member takes his place during 
Greek Sing. Sororities and fraternities 
usually took months to prepare their 
performances and props for the annual 
event that united the Greek community. 
Photo by Natalie Wall 

CONSTRUCTION for the new Per- 
forming Arts Center is underway on 
a sunny day. It was only one of many 
new changes to the university's cam- 
pus, as plans for expansion paralleled 
the university's growing population. 
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embellishes the front of Wilson Hall dur- 
ing Sunset on The Quad. The event was 
onlyoneof the six events that united 
the Madison community in celebration 
of Homecoming. Photo by Amy Gwaltney 

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of the Greek Sing competition. Ten per- 
cent of men and 1 2 percent of women 
joined fraternities and sororities at the 
university due to the strong Greek 
reputation of brother and sisterhood. 
Photo by Amy Gwaltney 

PARENTS are filled with university 

pride at the Family Weekend football 

game. The weekend offered families the 

opportunity to learn about campus life 

and was jam-packed with performances 

and events. Photo by Rebecca Schneider 

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Joanna's Ld 

I am a yearbook nerd at heart. As 1 write this letter, 1 find it hard 
to believe that I have completed production of my seventh and final 
book. There will always be little things that 1 will look back on wish- 
ing I had done differently, but nothing will change how proud I am of 
each of the staffs with which 1 have collaborated; especially the dy- 
namic team that produced Ignite. 

Being the editor in chief of /^n/te has been surreal. When 1 was hired 
at the end of my junior year, I told my parents that 1 didn't think 1 could 
do it. 1 look back in hindsight now, doubling over with happiness. I did 
it; but 1 could not have done it without the help and guidance of some 
of the most spectacular people I have ever met. 

Kristi, you were my backbone this year. I could not have been blessed 
with a better adviser Every time I freaked out, 1 didn't feel better until 
I talked to you. You have an answer for everything, and 1 truly appre- 
ciate all the sacrifices to your own schedule you made for our book. 
You are extraordinary — 1 don't know how you handle being in charge 
of the catalog. The Bluestone and a graduate-level class, yet still have 
time to send us cookies and pizza money. You really are the best. 

Leslie, oh help us. If Kristi was my backbone, you were my right arm. 
Not only are you a magnificent designer, you are dedicated, respon- 
sible and go above and beyond the tasks that are expected of you. Re- 
member at 2 a.m. when we thought the 88 pages we had finally com- 
pleted all corrupted? Now that was a HOOT. I am proud of your faith, 
especially since you represent it through the Jonah symbol on your 
neck. I'll be sure to tell you whenever 1 purchase my first Weatherbee 
weather reporter, so you better keep in touch with me! 

Becky, you started out as my star writer, and blossomed into a leaden 
Thank you for always keeping me on track, and for stepping up at ev- 
ery possible opportunity. I am so excited for you to tackle the 2010 
edition of The Bluestone as the editor in chief; 1 know the book is in 
good hands. Your leadership and management skills, in addition to 
your artistic vision, will lead it to the success it deserves. I will never 
forget chasing you down Bourbon Street at 1 a.m. 

Sarah, we are the same person! At the beginning of the year, when 
you took over my former position on the editorial board, I felt like 
1 had hired another me; but I was wrong. We may share the same 
mysterious passion for grammar but in reality, you were the copy edi- 
tor that I never was. 1 am really going to miss all our awesome [and 
slightly awkward] office-hour conversations. Don't forget to try all 
the things on your list! 

Natalie, this year would just not have been the same without your 
zany (I think that's everyone's favorite adjective for you] personality. 
Thanks for being on top of the photography like a pro, especially for 
the classes section, which has some of the least compelling photo ops 
in the history of photography. There are two things 1 wish for you in 
life: that you will always continue to foster your passion for photogra- 
phy, and that you will marry Seth Rogen. 

Colleen, oh Colleen, what a pleasure it has been to get to know you 
and become close with you. You amaze me — 1 think you sneezed at 
least 872 times during our fifth deadline, yet you were still upbeat and 
willing to work so diligently. 1 love how parallel our lives seemed to be 

throughout the year and I thank you so much for being an incredible 
resource for me. I know you are going to do something extraordinary 
for our world. You are a role model. 

Lucy, I am SO happy you were a part of our team this year I feel like 
we should put a note in the back of the book that says, "90 percent of 
the captions were written by Lucy Romeo." You are so talented, and I 
know you will go very far in life. Thanks so much for all your help! 

To the Ignite staff: 1 have truly loved and appreciated your enthusi- 
asm. I can't tell you how excited 1 was to see so many of you come out 
to our theme meeting at the beginning of the year and then continue 
to flex your journalistic muscles throughout the rest of the year. Your 
stories, photos and designs have shaped Ignite into an unforgettable book. 

To the lovely ladies of 12401: Can you believe it? We are going to be 
college graduates. Crazy! Fegan, 1 can't believe our four-year legacy is - 
coming to an end. Remember our first day in Shorts? "Hi, I'm Joanna." 
It's hard to think that we barely knew each other then, now that four 
years of O.C. marathons, Mrs. Green's lunches and Mexican vacations 
are almost behind us. Our relationship is extraordinary. Even though 
in a few months we will no longer be living together, I will always con- 
sider you my eternal roommate. Ashley, knights of Columbus! We are 
growing up. I love how much closer you and 1 have grown over the 
past two years. Remember when we skunked Eric and Caleb? Might 
be my favorite BP experience ever Even though you will always be the 
better player I am proud of myself for aiding you in that victory, and 
proud of us in so many other ways. Katherine, a.k.a. Katarzina, 1 am so 
happy you became a proud member of our wall, and an animated part | 
of our apartment this year You are so silly! Having you as our room- 
mate was so much fun — you always want to go out and have fun and 
it's just great! 1 will really miss you. 

Adam, 1 don't think 1 would have made it through the year without 
you. Knowing that I would get to see you at the end of a week pulled 
me through. 1 remember 1 was so excited to see you once that 1 had 
an entire conversation with Katherine about cheese because 1 was so 
giddy. I missed you being right across the street, but wouldn't take 
back any of our ping-pong games, listening to '90s on 9 or our trying 
out new meals with you for anything. Thank you for being my rock. I 
love you. 

Aileen, there really are no words. If anyone has any questions about 
the specialness of our relationship, they should just refer to our wall- 
to-wall on Facebook. I can't believe we are both yearbook EICs ... what 
a family of geeks we are. But really, thanks for everything. 

And last but not least. Mom and Dad: I don't really know how to 
put into words how lucky I am to have parents like you. It seems like 
with every step you take you are thinking of Aileen and me. As I say 
everyyear you are constant reminders of the kind of person I strive to 
be. You've heard me cry, freak out and break down over the last four 
years, and you've never given up on me. Though you didn't write any 
captions or take any pictures. The Bluestone could not have been com- 
pleted without you two. I love you. 

I'm really going to miss this windowless cave with yellow walls, but I 
am excited for the next step. Thank you all so much. 

310 CloSLn^ 

JoannA 3fenn6r. Editor in chie 

CloSLn^ 311 

Leslie's Letter 

You would never imagine that a publication like this could come from the room it 
does. Through six long weekends in the dungeon of Roop Hall in a room with yellow 
padded walls, the 2009 Bluestone was made. We did it! 

First off, 1 want to thank the girls on the editorial board. Without them there 
wouldn't be a book, let alone a book this great. Jo, Sarah, Colleen, Becky, Natalie and 
Lucy, I must say we have had some of the strangest conversations, but I wouldn't 
change a thing. It has been great getting to know you girls. Becky, congrats on editor 
in chief! I can't wait to see the 2010 Bluestone. 

Jo, it's complete! After my computer almost crashing after a deadline, doing a 
"happy" dance when we finally got the panel flow to work, and making me recount 
the amount of pages we submitted 50 million times during deadline, it has been 
a crazy ride, but a great experience to say the least. You really have been a strong 
pillar throughout this whole process and we couldn't have done it without you! I'm 
glad I finally learned how to spell "courtesy." 

To my designers, Parvina, Rebecca, Kristen, Lauren and Jessica, I couldn't have 
done it without you. Thanks for all your hard work throughout each deadline and 
for pushing the envelope on your designs to help make this book great. I can't wait 
to see what each of you do in the future. 

I would also like to thank my roommates, Emily, Lauren and Claire, for allowing 
me to go in hiding for weekends at a time. You all supported me and allowed me 
to vent at times when needed. Thanks for everything. I know 363 will always be a 
home to me! 

Thanks to my friends here at school for allowing me to use "yearbook" as an 
excuse for anything and everything. You all provided me inspiration and support 
throughoutthe whole process. ■ 

I wanted to give a shout out to my little, Stephanie, for all her late-night visits and 
phone calls during deadline that provided entertainment not only for me, but the 
rest of the editorial board. 1 love you and don't know what I will do without you 
next year. 

And last, but certainly not least, I want to thank my family for always supporting 
my passions and pushing me to be the person I am today. Thank you for always 
encouraging me to do the best I can in everything I do. Mom, I'm glad I am turning 
into you. 

To everyone who has touched my life while at jMU, my SGA and LPCM friends who 
have become my family, thank you for everything. I am a better person because of 
each and every one of you. THANK YOU! ^M 

L^si^L^ C^vm. Creative Director 

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Well, Sarah Elizabeth Chain, this is now the third time I have had to rewrite this 
ultimately special letter. Word should definitely have automatic save. So in re- 
taliation 1 am going to talk in constant exclamations! I'm screaming this sentence 
right now!! 

Any who [any who or any whom-I never know!), onto the subject of 12-hour 
days, a crap load of Jason Mraz and my obnoxious mouth, face and whole being!! 
Well guys, we have come to that special, special place where only we can come 
and co-exist. That happy place, oh, that happy place. A mixture of coffee, match 
smoke and my feet seemed to waft in the air Mustard yellow never looked so 
good on carpeted walls! 

After spending so much time together, 1 think some apologies are needed. Okay, 
maybe you guys aren't as horrible as I am, but I must say I did some terrible 
things, 1 said some mean words and honestly... 1 don't really like you guys. Yeah, 
that's right 1 said it... )K!! 

Now, on to the apologies: 

Joanna, I'm sorry you never fired me. Honestly, you probably should have. I'm 
also sorry for the smell of my feet. They really do smell. But I am truly sorry this 
is our last deadline together. Good times in the yellow-lined psych ward. 

Sarah, I'm sorry you can't be me. But let's get real here... no one is as cool and 
amazingly good-looking as myself. Just look at my pictures. Every moment spent 
with you has been a pleasure, and I'm ready to spend my lifetime with you. Just 
remember: "Was this Halloween?" "No." 

Colleen, you 1 owe the most apologies to-you had to be seen in class with me, 
and the truth is, I'm embarrassing. But your gracious soul and loving heart took 
me in with open arms and a spoonful of peanut butter. And I couldn't have been 
happier. So thank you for coming down and saving my life, you special girl, you. 

Becky, I'm sorry but I am going to steal your amazing camera. No, seriously I am. 
I just thought 1 should apologize before doing the deed. Seriously, without you 1 
could not function. Thank you for cleaning up my messy desk and always making 
me laugh. You always provided me with just what I need and for that I am forever 
indebted. Loves you. 

Last, but not in the very least, Leslie. I am truly sorry, but 1 still think Jesus is hot. 
And if I ever got the chance to date him, I would. Thank you for your patience and 
for never getting too offended for whatever came out of my mouth. 

I would also like to thank Lucy, sweet Lucy, my photographers and everyone in 
the whole world! 

This year has been awesome and I couldn't do it with any of you amazingly 
awesome ladies. But just remember you could have never done it without me.... 
never. Because I am so damn awesome! Hugs and kisses! 

Ifiaialie TO-^H Photography uirector 

yXMdie's LeAi&i 

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1 My roommate Jaequi and me 

It is difficult to fathom that after a lifetime of weekends in The Bluestone's office, we 
will finally hold in our hands a 400-page book. It has been a wonderful experience 
and I cannot wait for everyone to enjoy the final product. 

The book could not have come together in the way it did without the contributions 
of the ladies of The Bluestone's editorial board. You all made the deadlines entertain- 
ing, to say the least. 

Joanna, you led us through the year with enthusiasm that no one else could have 
shown. From my training last spring to the final deadline, you were there every step 
of the way to show me how great The Bluestone could be. You know I'll be calling you 
next year at midnight on a Saturday to ask the proper hyphenation of "lifelong." 

Leslie, when you dive into the professional world, I have two snippets of advice: 
courtesy and integration. Keep your spell check on! What a boring group it would 
have been without you — and what a hungry group without your monsters. You put 
your heart and soul into the book, and it would have fallen to pieces without you. 

Becky, your dedication to even the smallest of tasks helped us all stay on track this 
year. Thanks for keeping me on my toes with AP style and diligently working to im- 
prove every article. I know you will excel as editor in chief next year, and 1 can't wait 
to see what you have planned. 

Colleen, 1 loved every new doodle of your initials when you edited an article — it 
gave me something to look forward to, especially on longer deadlines. Your eye for 
detail and easygoing demeanor will serve you well as you take your next step into 
the real world. 

Natalie, it has been quite the year getting to know you, and 1 wouldn't have done 
it any other way. You kept me in good spirits throughout deadline weekends. You'll 
always be my zany friend. 

Lucy, everyone knows we couldn't have completed T/je B/uestorie without your help. 
From writing captions to brainstorming headlines, you were always willing to lend a 
hand wherever needed, and we all appreciate it more than words can show. 

To my roommate and my friends, thanks for understanding when 1 went missing 
for days at a time. And of course, to Chris, 1 know planning our visits around deadline 
weekends wasn't easy, but I appreciate your ability to handle it all in stride. Thanks 
for helping me de-stress when things got too crazy. Mom and Dad — although I'm not 
sure you'll ever understand a deadline weekend is all weekend, thanks for support- 
ing me and being proud of the things 1 accomplished. 

And because 1 cannot end without mentioning our lovely carpeted cave, thanks to 
the office for being my second home this year. I should have paid rent consideringhow 
much time I spent between classes napping on the couch or typing away on my computer 

Overall, it's been an unforgettable year. 

G^fak CW^K.Y\, Copy Editor 

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I cannot believe it. The yearbook is finished! It has been a fantastic year working 
on the book and I am so grateful to have been a part of the process. When I first 
w^alked into the windowless office last spring, I could not even begin to imagine 
how much I would learn in a room with mustard-yellow carpet covering all of the 

Jo, you have been a great leader and really brought out the best in all of us. 
Thank you for being so supportive throughout the year, both inside and outside 
the office. Your dedication to the yearbook was inspiring and you are going to be 
amazing at whatever you choose to do in the future. 

Sarah, thank you for keeping everything organized. Whether it was putting all the 
organization papers in folders or sorting all the pens by color, you really helped 
everything run smoothly. Your poems were inspiring to say the least. 1 tried writ- 
ing one for you, but alas, your talent outshone mine. 

Natalie, thank you for always making us laugh. The amount of funny quotes that 
streamed out of your mouth will not soon be forgotten. And next time you want to 
sew buttons on your shirt, please just let me know and I will help you. I can't wait 
for the "Dress like your favorite Jimmy John's sandwich" themed-party. 

Becky, "put it this way," you have been a great person to work with. I am so grate- 
ful for your kindness and for everything you do — especially when you brought 
in medicine when I was sick. I'm envious of your quick yet accurate editing and I 
know you will make a great editor in chief of The Bluestone next year. 

Leslie, thank you for your endless spirit [i.e. Christmas] and for keeping the edi- 
torial board under control when it got too boisterous. 1 can't wait to show people 
your monster recipe. 1 know you will be incredibly successful in the future. 

Lucy, did it hurt when you fell from heaven? You have been the best producer I 
could ever ask for Thank you for writing about a million captions each deadline 
weekend. Your dedication to the book was shown through your hard work and 1 
greatly appreciate it. 

Evan, what would my college experience have been like without you? 1 can't 
even imagine. Thank you for being such a supportive boyfriend and best friend. 
You have the best 10 jokes I have ever heard and your listening skills far surpass 
any person I have ever met. These past three years have been incredible with you 
and 1 appreciate the fact that you always [actually usually] know what to say to 
keep me laughing. 

To the boys of Lambda Chi Alpha, especially the ones living at the house, thank 
you guys so much for letting me basically live with you this past yean I had some 
great times and appreciate all you have done to make me feel welcome. 

To my friends I met in China and Kenya, I have had some of the most amazing 
adventures with you all. Thank you for creating so many memories and fantastic 

And last, but certainly not least, I would like to thank my family for endless love 
and encouragement. Thank you for always believing in me. 1 am the luckiest per- 
son in the world to have such a wonderful family and I look forward to spending 
time at home this summer. 

Supervising Editor 

CoUens Letter 

Closing 31b 

3 ecl^(^'s Leiiei 

It seems like yesterday that the ed board girls first met and barely said a word. Six deadlines 
later, we are done, and we may have learned a little too much about each other. Fortunately, 1 
have gained great friends out of the process. Oh yeah, we created an amazing 400-page book 

|o, you should be so proud of this book. You pulled the staff together to create a masterpiece. 
Thank you for pushing me to do bigger things along the way. You are a hard act to follow, and 
1 think that wherever you end up after graduation, you will be triumphant. 

Leslie, you have put so much time and dedication into this book. Your creativity shines. 
Whenever you think you can not "think outside of the box," 1 hope you will find inspiration on 
every page of this book. 

Colleen, you are funny, compassionate and hardworking. You have a good head on your 
shoulders and whatever you choose to do in the future, I am positive that you will be success- 
ful. Your doodles always brightened my day. 

Lucy, thank you so much for all your hard work and dedication. You saved me from writing 
dreaded captions and headlines. 

Sarah and Natalie, you guys crack me up. I was worried that this past semester would be 

difficult for me, and you both helped pick me up. I think that you are both great co-workers, 

yl but more importantly, friends. With nights at El Charro, or just hanging out, it is never a dull 

moment. I'm looking forward to seeing what next year will bring!!! [Yes, I'm that excited that 

1 need those exclamation points.) 

Kelsey and Kelsey, although our lives have been hectic, and we may not always be close to 
one another, you both continue to have a very special place in my life. You are sisters to me. ■ 

Steve, although you still don't understand what exactly a "deadline" is, thanks for talking 
to me on breaks and keeping my spirits up. We went into this year hoping for the best and 1 
couldn't be happier with how things have turned out. Our visits mean the world to me, and 1 
couldn't ask for a better boyfriend. I love you. 

Mom, I appreciate your pep talks during deadlines. If I was screaming or crying, you were 
there to calm me down and bring me back to earth. Your strength inspires me. You are my 
best friend. 

Dad, because of you, 1 have learned so many life lessons. Whenever things get tough, you pop 
into my head, telling me to take it one step at a time. I will always be your little girl, and you 
will always be my daddy. 

And to Roop G6, expect an extreme makeover 

I'm sorry to whomever 1 haven't mentioned. You have all helped in one way or another, and 
1 am eternally grateful. Love you all. ^j-n / /^ / J 

Until next time. Peace out. \s.6'l<p6CC^ Z>Ch}'\S^l/A&t 

Managing Editor 

376 ClosLnQ 

This Wc).s my first year working for The Bliiestone and it is safe to say that 1 
have never seen more dedication than I have in that little, vi'indowless office. 
The editors are phenomenal people — never have I felt so welcome and re- 
spected so quickly going into something this important. Thank you for taking 
a chance on me. I've enjoyed every minute of it. 

Next I would like to take this opportunity to express my gratitude towards 
my family. Mom, you are my rock. Thank you always for pushing me to be 
myself and reassuring me that is enough in any situation. I love you. Dad, you 
have always pushed me to do my best and overcome whatever life throws at 
me; you are my inspiration. And Frankie, you are growing up to be a great 
person, thank you for keeping me in check; I know that wherever life takes 
you, good things will follow. 

It's hard to believe I have only been here for two years and I am finding my- 
self calling it home more and more, thanks to my friends. 

Allison, you have stood by me and supported me more than 1 could have 
ever thank you for. Thank you for putting up with my shenanigans; I am con- 
fident that you will make a brilliant vet someday, just stay away from fish. 

Sean and James, you guys are absolutely incredible. Sean, you are flipping 
hysterical, thank you for always listening and always bringing a smile to my 
face when I needed it most. James, you are one of my best friends here, thank 
you for always being there, and if I ever am stuck on a desert island and can 
only bring one person, darn tooting it will be you. 

Jillian, you are amazing and so full of heart, I'm so happy I've met someone 
here with such great musical and television show taste. Kelly Osborne thanks 

To the ladies of D-Wing and the boys who visit, you all are insane and 1 love 
you for it. Thank you so much for being so open and sharing the love, you all 
are beautiful. 

Here is to my friends, past, present and future, you know who you are. You 
have seen me through thick and thin, you are my lifesavers and I can only 
promise to always be there for you in return. I am so utterly happy that I have 
met all of you, whether it was through hall wars, cake fights, or when 1 had my 
face painted in a unique way and it just wasn't my night. Thank you. 

L.(A-CJA '^Ow\.60, Producer 

ClosmQSTT "'ji 

Kristin McGregor 

Lauren Babbage 

Parvina Mamatova 

Rebecca Leggett 

Jessica Benjamin 

Kimberly Lofgren 

Tiffany Brown 

Megan Mori 

Not Pictured: 

Angela Barbosa 

Amy Gwaltney 

Shaina Allen 

Caroline Blanzaco 

Julia Simcox 

37"^ Closing 





Matt Johnson 
Steph Synoracki 
Katie Thisdell 
Caitlin Harrison 
Nicole Brigagliano 
Casey Smith 

Not Pictured: 
Lianne Palmatier 
Ariel Spengler 
jen Beers 
Karlyn Williams 
Beth Principi 

Kaylene Posey 
Business Manager 

Ciosm^SlQ "% 


C olophon 2009 

The 2009 Bluestone, volume 100, was created by a student staff and printed by Taylor Publish- 
ing Company in Dallas, Texas. The 400 pages, which cover March 2008 through March 2009, were 
submitted on compact discs using Macintosh versions of Adobe InDesign CS3, Photoshop 7.0 and 
Microsoft Word 2004. Brian Hunter served as publishing representative and Glenn Russell as ac- 
count executive. 

The theme. Ignite, was developed by Joanna Brenner, Leslie Cavin, Sarah Chain, Colleen Mahoney, 
Rebecca Schneider and Natalie Wall. Leslie Cavin designed the dividers and index. Leslie Cavin and 
Rebecca Schneider designed the opening and closing sections. Each of the other four sections were 
designed by Leslie Cavin, Lauren Babbage, Jessica Benjamin, Rebecca Leggett, Parvina Mamatova 
and Kristen McGregor The flame used throughout the folio on each page was designed by Parvina 

Designed by Leslie Cavin, the cover is gray matte with gold silkscreen and UV varnish. The end- 
sheets are Rainbow Oatmeal with an application of gold silkscreen. The contents paper is 100 lb. 
matte enamel. 

Type styles included - body copy: Cambria size lOpt.; captions: Myriad Pro size 7.5pt. The features 
section used Dream Orphans, Angelina and Apple Garamond. The classes section used Gentium. 
The organizations section used Anke Calligraphic FG. The sports section used Urban Sketch and 
Charcoal CY. Subheadlines within the features section used Apple Garamond. Subheadlines within 
organizations used Lucida Sans. 

Pages within the organizations section were purchased by the featured groups. All university 
recognized organizations were invited to purchase coverage with the options of a full spread or an 
organization picture. 

Unless otherwise noted, all photographs were taken by The Bluestone photography staff and con- 
tributing photographers. Portraits in the classes section were taken by Candid Color Photography 
of Woodbridge, Va. Group photos in the organizations section were taken by Natalie Wall, photog- 
raphy director, Sarah Chain, copy editor, and Rebecca Schneider, managing editor All athletic team 
photos were provided by Sports Media Relations unless otherwise noted. All digital photos were 
taken on a Canon Digitial Rebel XTl, Fuji S6000 or Nixon D60. 

Editorial content does not necessarily reflect the views of the university. The editor in chief ac- 
cepts responsbility for all content in the book. 

The Bluestone is located in Roop Hall, room G6. The staff can be contacted at MSC 3522, Harrison- 
burg, VA 22807; [540] 568-6541; 

330 Closing 

Our Families 

University Staff and Offices 

Brenner Family 

Accounts Payable 

Cavin Family 

Events and Conferences 

Chain Family 

Facilities Management 

Mahoney Family 

Financial Aid and Scholarships 

Schneider and Grey Families 


Wall Family 

JMU Police 
Mail Services 

Candid Color 

Office of the Registrar 

Kurt Araujo 

Procurement Services 


Carlton Wolfe 

Recycling Staff 

Roop Hall Housekeeping 



Steve Smith 

Sports Media Relations 

Office of Student Activities and Involve- 

University Photo Services 


Taylor Publishing Company 

University Faculty and Administration 

Brian Hunter 

Media Board members 

Glenn Russell 

Roger Soenksen 
Kristi Shackelford 

Business Manager 

Kaylene Posey 

University Organization 

University Program Board 


Closing 331 "^'^j 


Abdul-Rahman, Yasir 219 

Abdul-Wahid, Hassan ... 348, 350 

Abe, Paige 114 

Abel, Natalie 346 

Abrahamson, Craig 312 

Abrams, Brett 315 

Acker, Corwin 350 

Acosta, Matt 273 

Adams, Annalisa 314 

Adler, Alison 219 

Agler, Robert 312 

Ahmad, Chase 292 

Ahmad, Bilal 292 

Ahn, Jay 88, 266 

Ainsley, Brett 350 

Akuak, Lue 350 

Al-Haj, Sarah 151 

Ai-Sherkia 308 

Alami, Aisha 303 

Alazraqui, Carlos 100 

Albanese, Angela 72 

Alberico, Ralph 259 

Albert, Jacob 267, 279, 314 

Albery, Erin 352 

Albornoz, Miguel 309 

Alcide, Matthew 175 

Alderman, Brandon 350 

Alderson, Laura 309 

Aldo, Sean 263 

Alexander, Kristin 299 

Alexandre, Max 350 

Alff, Kristina 252 

Alford, Olivia 331 

Allen, Elizabeth 284 

Allen, Kathryn 209 

Allen, Mike 350 

Allen, Shaina 

3, 64, 65, 74, 75, 80, 81, 252, 307 

Allenchey, Alex 175 

Allison, Brianne 268 

AUmen, Karl von 350 

Almquist, John 175 

Alpha Epsilon Pi 148 

Alpha Kappa Alpha 266 

Alpha Kappa Delta Phi 266, 88 

Alpha Kappa Psi 262, 263 

Alpha Phi 264, 265 

Alpha Phi Alpha 267 

Alpha Phi Foundation 265 

Alpha Phi Omega 97, 123 

Alpha Sigma Tau 268, 269 

Alpha Tau Omega ..124, 270, 271 

Althouse, Josh 81 

Altomonte, Travis 175 

Amaya, Yessenia 43 

Amey, Tessa 276 

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Amini, Adib 148 

Anderson, AM 57, 265 

Anderson, David 292, 293 

Anderson, Leslie 331 

Anderson-Golhor, Yolam 345 

Andrews, Lindsey 41 

Anthony, Michael 36 

Anzalone, Caitlin 124, 128 

Anzuini, Steven 175, 280 

Apel, Diana 324 

Apted, Terrence 350 

Aragon, Nona 267 

Archery Club 274, 275 

Arefaine, Engdawork 43 

Arefaine, Mickey 90 

Arizzi, Sara 291 

Armes, Chris 328, 329 

Armstrong, Daniele 219 

Armstrong, Elizabeth 221 

Arndt.Andi 193 

Arndt, J.Chris 193 

Arnold, Jake 342 

Arnwine, Carly 287 

Arrowsmith, Jane 278 

Asher, Steven 292 

Ashton, Mike 275 

Ashworth, James 285 

Ashworth, Jenna 284 

Asian Student Union 267 

ACEl 272 

Astrup, Brittany 175 

Atwood, Luke 292 

Austen, Timothy 252 

Austin, Kurt 191 

Austria, Tyler 263 

Auvil, Ryan 315 

Avalos, Candace 

58, 133, 300, 301 

Averse, Nicki 290 

Avery, Allison 222 

Ayers, Rebecca 219 

Ayres, Alii 285 

Babbage, Lauren 3, 287, 307 

Babel, Leah 191 

Babington, Roane 350 

Badgley Clare 219, 264 

Bahn, Kenneth 201 

Bailey, Alexander 191 

Bailey, Andrew 191 

Bailey, Chonie 191 

Bailey, Jessica 273, 297 

Bain, Katie 315 

Bain, Meghan 341 

Baird, Josh 350 

Baker, Jenna 295 

Balady, Anthony 304 

Baldwin, Tim 350 

Ball, Tim 127 

Ballew, Heather 297 

Balos, Nathaniel 191 

Banek, Ashley 297 

Banks, Amanda 313 

Banks, Jasmine 132, 133, 191 

Banks, Sean 300 

Barbee, Ashley 287 

Barber, Stephany 191 

Barbosa, Angela 


Barbou, Brittany 297 

Bardwell, Kacey 219 

Barker, Brenda 239 

Barkley Gnarls 100 

Barlow, Brian 350 

Barlow II, George 350 

Barndt, Jessica 345 

Barnes, Julia 313 

Barnett, Deborah 303 

Barnett, Jessica 286 

Barrett, Chris 68 

Barth, Grace 177 

Bass, Nicholas 353 

Batteiger, David 280, 281 

Battistone, Vince 279 

Bauer, Zachary 271, 292 

Bavister, Rachel 225 

Bavolack, Margaret 249 

Baylor, Angelica 352 

Beahm, Cassondra 209 

Beatty, Michelle 240 

Beatty, Nikki 352 

Beaver, Chris 350 

Bebout, Brandon Ill 

Bechard, Melissa 297 

Beck, Katie 121 

Beck, Matt 280 

Beers, Jen 3, 28 

Beino, Chris 123 

Beissel, Brent 191 

Bell, Amanda 313 

Bell, Lauren 345 

Bell, Scott 282,283 

Belmonte, Jonathan 


Beloff, Rachael 191 

Belzner, Kate 225 

Bemis, Max 20, 21, 22 

Bendfeldt, Eric 75 

Benjamin, Jessica 3 

Bennett, Caitlin 28 

Benson, Jerry 217, 259 

Benson, Rebecca 360 

Benton, Amanda 117 

Bergen, Alexis 129, 284 

Bergeron, Laetetia 141 

Berry III, David 241 

Bertoni, Ashley 175 

Beverly, Xavier 91 

Beyer, Kelly 241 

Bianchi, Anne 352 

Big Brothers Big Sisters 

122, 124,129,147,270 

Biggins, Marisa 331 

Bihn, Elizabeth 120, 219, 315 

Bileg, Bayat 91 

Bilicki, Martha 219 

Binda, Joy 241 

Birkner, Connor 56, 299 

Bishop, Meaghan 219 

Black Latino Greek Caucus ....272 

Black Student Alliance 273 

Black, Catherine 209 

Black, Travis 273 

Blair, Marissa 296 

Blake, Phil 273 

Blanco, Zachary 191 

Bland, Winston 267, 272 

Blankenship, Stephen 219 

Blanzaco, Caroline 

3, 124, 126, 221, 252, 271, 307 

Blehm, Kristina 288 

Blessing, Anne 291 

Blevins, Bethany 32 

Blewett, Annie 40, 121 

Bloomer, Brad 191 

Bloomfield, Casey 217 

Blue, Danielle 291 

Bluestein, Thomas ...81, 175, 300 

BluesTones 85 

Blumenthal, Eric 252 

Blythe, Linzie 198 

Bobrowski, Alicia 209 

Bocce Ball Club 273 

Bock, Mike 143, 311 

Bodkin, Norlyn 98 

Bogan, Debra 54 

Boggs, Galium 43 

Bohn, Colby 276 

Bojkova, Vaneli 191 

Bolen, Daniel James 271 

Bolin, Savannah 134 

BoUenback, Meghan 263 

Bonaroti, Marielle 219, 309 

Bonifant, Jack 334 

Bookbinder, Jared 249 

Booth, Chris 275 

Borkowski, Christine 285 

Boshko, Jess 324 

Bosworth, Landry ..24, 286, 287 

Botello, Evan 300 

Bourne Jr, James 191 

Bourne, Allison 209 

Bove, Greg 311 

Bowers, Lindsay 345 

Bowles, Chelsea 110 

Bowman, Gillian 249 

Boyd,Jillian 291 

Boyer, Caitlin 222 

Boyer, Leslie 291 

Boys and Girls Club 293 

Boys Like Girls 46, 69 

Bracey, Felicia 291 

Bradley, Lauren 324 

Bradley, Tyler 280, 281, 353 

Bradley, Victoria 268 

Bradshaw, Isai 350 

Bradshaw, John 209 

Bradshaw, Marianne 284 

Bradshaw, Nicole 175 

Brady, Bryan 275 

Brady, Laura 219 

Brady Matt 356 

Brakke, David 238, 239, 259 

Bramow, Jeremy 303 

Brandalik, Alyssa 327 

Brayboy, Damien 342 

Brazen, Nell 345 

Brennan, Kathleen 175 

Brenner, Joanna 

3,103, 154,175,307,380 

Brewbaker, Fielding 


Brewster, JoAnne 233 

Brigagliano, Nicole 

77, 140, 175, 221, 229, 331, 379 

Brill, Megan 89 

Bring Your Own Spirituality.. 147 

Briska, Caitlin 301 

Brock, Magen 353 

Brockenbrough, Angel. .272, 312 

Brooks, Dorian 350 

Brooks, Erin 252 

Brooks, Kenny 359 

Brooks, Lee 30 

Brooks, MoUie 314 

Brooks, Tyiesha 291 

Brophy, Jessica 324 

Brosnan, Pierce 248 

Brothers, Carrie 315 

Broughman, Justin 

178, 208, 300 

Broussard, Lauren 360 

Browder, Jerrica 191, 296 

Brown, Alvin 356 

Brown, Andrea 311 

Brown, Ariel 268 

Brown, Ashton 137 

Brown, Brandon 267, 272 

Brown, Chris 311 

Brown, Donnell 350 

Brown, Douglas ....156, 258, 259 

Brown, J. B 92 

Brown, Jerald 350 

Brown, Jessica 130 

Brown, Melissa 289 

Brown, Nideria 291, 302 

Brown, Rachel 294, 295 

Brown, Ronnell 350 

Brown, Sophie 290 

Brown, Tiffany 3 

Browning, Matt 320 

Bruton, Rachel 191, 299 

Bryant, D. J 350 

Buddenhagen, Michelle 219 

Buhrman, Sarah 295 

Bujakowski, Lee 320 

Bullard, Michael 271 

Bulter, Reese 105 

Bunker, Cara 202 

Burbic, Tiffany 57 

Burden, Robert 27 

Burdun, Jordan 127 

Burek, Kendra 302 

Burger, liana 48, 246 

Burgess, Noelle 310 

Burk, Brian 219 

Burke, Brittany 285 

Burkett, Jenna 359 

Burkins, Kim 287 

Burroughs, Tameka 353 

Bush, George W. 100 

Bush, Shawn 279 

Bushey, Mark 191 

Butler, Aaron 350 

Butler, Alyson 219 

Byers, Chad 350 

Byun, Woojoo 114 

Cady, Zachary 297 

Caggiano, Kathleen 209 

Callahan, Caitlin 296 

Callahan, Colleen 315 

Callahan, Lindsay 346, 347 

Cambell, Sally 253 

Campbell, Carlin 328 

Campbell, Duncan 308 

Campbell, Jennifer 268 

Campbell, Kimberly 314 

Campbell, Lyndsay 268 

Campo, Nicholas 191 

Camporeale, Andrew 218 

Campus Assault ResponsE ....278 

Campus Crusade for Christ 


Gamut, Jacquelyn 265 

Canter, Walter 44, 48 

Canterbury Episcopal Campus 

Ministry 148 

Cantrell, Annie 222 

Caplinger, Mark 252 

Career Education Officers 278 

Carey, Margaret 350 

Carlson, Leslie 276, 277 

Carmack, Benjamin Steiner ..271 

Carney, Arlene 291 

Caro, Rachel 297 

Carpenter, Daniel 296 

Carpio, Leanne 267 

Carr, Joanne 59, 258, 259 

Carr, Kelly 278 

Carr, Lynda 263 

Carrier, Ronald 259 

Carrithers, Melissa 219 

Carroll, Tyler 219 

Carson, Jackie Smith 359 

Carter, Justin 273 

Carter, Lynsey 290 

Carter, Nicole 296 

Carter, Tanique 


Carter, Tarin 220 

Cascio, Laura 285 

Case, Parker 23 

Caseres, Steven 320 

Casey, Shaun 138 

Cassandra, Brittany' 253 

Cassell, Kristin 268 

Catalano, Lauren 175 

Caudill, Hunter 192 

Caussin, Mike 350 

Cavin, Leslie 


Cerminara, Amy 297 

Chace, Alicia 352 

Chacko, Susanna 300 

Chain, Sarah 

3, 80, 201, 216, 222, 226, 238, 


Chamberlain, Mary 337 

Chambers, Jessica 287 

Chan, Peter 304 

Chaplin, Alii 315 

Chappel, Sarah 220 

Charette, Brian 258 

Charity, Marcus 350 

Chase, Julia 192 

Chason, Samantha 295 

Chaudhry, Rahul 342 

Chavez, Jenn 323 

Cheerleading 333, 353 

Chekin, Peter 308 

Chelena, Danielle 287 

Chen, Cathleen 51, 98 

Chen, Delia 266 

Cheng, Yvonne 151 

Chevalier, Jennifer 272 

Chiantella, Marissa 220 

Chidester, Elizabeth 279 

Chilcoat, Ross 175 

Childrey, Summer 297 

Chilton, Molly 352 

Chilton, Rosalie 276 

Chinese Student Association. 279 

Ching, LeiLani 121 

Chirovsky, Christina 29, 31 

Chocklett, Jessica 192 

Chopivsky, Katya 295 


Contributions o! 

Thomas & Sadie O'Conner. Ill 

Scou & Patricia Creech 

Earle & Elizabelh Martin 

Eric & Ae You Norby 

Joseph Peter Miele 

Stephen Baldassaris Family 

Richard & Margaret Von Cersdorff 

Amy Lee 

Mr & Mrs. Steven E. Mcleod 

Phan Nguyen 

Christian Student Union 


Christie, Sara 127, 268 

Christopher, Matt 292 

Chu, Aldrich 350 

Chuang, Jason 279, 314 

Chung, lenny 266 

Chupein, Rachel 344, 345 

Ciccarelli, Emily 273 

Clifford, Brooks 201 

Cinemuse 279 

Circle K International 129, 284 

Clancy, Jason 252 

Clark, Ashley 209, 272, 312 

Clark, Cari 220 

Clark, Christopher 192 

Clarke, Ashley 272, 312 

Clarke, Chris 350 

Clarke, Ivaco 272, 296, 313 

Clarkson, Genevieve 313 

Clasbey, Joan 120 

Class, Melissa 182 

Claytor, Jamie 220 

Clear Cadence 85 

Clemmensen, Carol 192 

Clinton, Bill 100 

Clohan, Jenny 323 

Clouston, Kelly 288 

Club Cheer 285 

Club Cross Country & Track. ..285 

Club Softball 290 

Club Swimming 56 

Coale, Amanda 74 

Coates, Amanda 91 

Cobb, Aamir 267 

Coble, Lauren 291 

Cochran, Juliana 288 

Cochran, Katie 323 

Cockburn, Chelsea 313 

Coffman, Jennifer 171, 178 

Cogossi, Matthew 192 

Colapietro, Lisa 360, 361 

Colby, Austin 280 

Cole, Carter 263 

Cole, Jordan 116 

Cole, Katharine 300 

Colella, Steven 296 

College Democrats 

136, 137,290 

College Republicans 137 

Colley, Vanessa 276 

Collins, Christopher 220 

Columbus, Mike 130 

Colwell, Rob 149 

Combs, Sean 252 

Community Service Learning 


Conley, Joyce 207 

Connely, Rachel 359 

Conrad, Kristen 345 

Contemporary Gospel Singers 


Conway, Katie 209, 272 

Cook, Marjorie 288 

Cook, Scott 350 

Cooper Catherine 209 

Cooper, Lindsey 175 

Copley Paul 202 

Corbo, Shauna 209 

Cornwell, Courtney 175 

Correa, Emily 279 

Corriere, Dana 311 

Cosby, Bill 100 

Costanzo, Gina 241 

Costello, Thomas 192 

Cote, Heather 


Cothern, Lance 192 

Cottone, Nicole 220 

Cottrell, Candace 312 

Couch, Bryan 220, 299 

Courson, Jill 24, 128 

Cox, Kelly 331 

Cox, Kiara 220 

Craft, Corbin 279 

Craig, Christopher 176 

Crammer, Katrina 303 

Cranston, Matthew 209 

Cravath, Cristen 291 

Crawley, Diachelle 313 

Creamer, Sarah 209, 272 

Creedon, Bobby 309 

Crew, Elizabeth 192 

Crisman, Paul 353 

Criss, Benjamin 271 

Crissey, Todd 292 

Cross Country 333, 338 

Crosson, Patrick 198 

Crouch, Dustin 320 

Crowell, Brittany 359 

Cruise, Tom 143 

Crutchfield, Renee 220 

Cuffee, Teveion 350 

Culpepper, Casey 264 

Culver, Donna 252 

Culver, Leigh 353 

Curtis, Amy 252 

Curtis, Elizabeth 278 

Curtis, Pierre 356 

Cury, Ryan 33 

Cutchins, Kelsey 341 

Cutchins, Lindsay 341 

Cyphers, Heather 220 


Dales, Danny 243 

Dalsimer, Jamie 268 

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Damiano, Jordan 151 

Damico, Joseph 155, 156 

Daniel, Amy 340, 341 

Daniele, David 263 

Daniels, Ashley 220, 272, 296 

Daniels, Drew 280, 281 

Daniels, Sam 113, 350 

Dann, Nathan 57 

Darby, Christabelle 93 

Dardine, Jaime 324 

Daugherty, Avery 296 

Daughtry, Chris 87 

Daughtry, Kathryn 176 

Davis, Alexander 296 

Davis, Nikki 359 

Davis, Bradley 273 

Davis, Caitlin 176 

Davis, Jen 297 

Dawson, Jessie 341 

Dawson, Lauren 220 

De France, Michael 308 

De Gallery, Naomi 288 

De Latt, Robert 271 

De Rooij, Dolores 341 

Deacon, William 296 

Deal, Pat 341 

Dean, Emily 287 

Dear Dear 58 

DeCelle, Lauren 297 

Decker, Phillip 220 

Decoursey, Theresa 243 

DeGallery Faith 289 

DeGraw, Gavin 281 

De Jesus, Patricia 220 

Delia, Sarah 174, 176, 315 

Delta Delta Delta 291 

Delta Sigma Theta 296 

Demaree, Melanie 


DeMeo, Emily 315 

Dennis, Alyssa 297 

De Rose, Lisa 241 

DeSisto, Alex 100 

Devening, Erin 268 

Devesty, Zachary 192, 299 

DeWitt, Christopher 192 

DeWitt, Steven 192 

Dickard, Matt 276, 297 

Diduch, Kent 350 

Dietrick, Morgan 220 

DiGiovanni, Paul 46 

DiLeo, Jessica 287 

Dillon, Andrea 220 

Dillon, Katie 345 

Dilts, Judith 239 

Dingledine, Thomas 30 

Dingledine, William Johnston 


Diop, Corinne 144 

Di Peppi, Rose 243 

Dixon, Allie 297 

Dixon, Courtney 


Doane, Lauren 209 

Doby, Courtney 176 

Dodds, Jessica 181 

Doherty, Courtney 353 

Doleman, Seth 280, 281 

Dolewski, Benjamin 220 

Dolewski, Darianne 209 

Dominguez, Julia 322, 323 

Donahue, Bryan 46 

Donaldson, Jenny 268 

Donner, Barrett 327 

Donner, Ida 327 

Donovan, Christine 257 

Doody, Diana 192 

Doren, Ryan 278 

Dorfer, Patty 350 

Dornan, Lindsay 287 

Dosh, Jason 350 

Dotson, Kristen 192 

Douglas, Brittany 252 

Dove, Leo 304 

Dowd, Lindsay 301 

Downar, Jackie 341 

Doxie, KD 273 

Doyle, Jonathan 192 

Doyle, Kerry 297 

Drake Jr, John 241 

Draper, Bridget 339 

Drauszewski, Michelle 296 

Driggers, William 176 

Driver, Tim 334, 335 

Drugo, Scott 50 

Drumheller, Casey 285 

Drummond, Rachel 314 

DuBose, Philip 189 

Dubs, Kevin 192 

Dudrow, HoUie 225 

Dudzik, Drew 350 

Duffy, Katie 287 

Dunford, Patrick 283 

Dunn, Kristen 263 

Dunne, Bobby 314 

Duong, Hong-Quy 266 

Durden, Jeff 350 

During, Jim 350 

Durr, Stefan 342 

Duscotch, Leslie 192 

Dye, Katie 345 

Dyson, Brittney 323 

DAmico, Michael 192 


Eakin, Jenny 341 

Earnhardt, Ashley 268 

EARTH Club 61, 73, 75 

East, Kamryn 297 

Eaton, Katherine 223 

Ebeiie, Victoria 66 

Eberly, Margaret 300 

Eblin, Andy 290 

Eddy, Raechel 223 

Edmonds, Ulrick 350 

Edstrom, Brittany 

42, 195, 299 

Edwards, Kevin 72 

Edwards, Stephanie 252 

Egan, Theresa 45, 88, 89, 223 

Ehrenpreis, David 177 

Eidemiller, Layne 360 

Einsmann, Scott 275 

Eisenhart, Jennifer 223 

Eisenhauer, Rebecca 331 

Elchenko, Samantha 176 

Elder, Lara Beth 360 

Elgert, Andrew 300 

Elias, Pamela 295 

Elise Freeman 312 

EUerbe, LaVonne 330, 331 

Ellis, Alexandra 297 

Ellis, Lauren 290 

Ellison, Devan 291 

EUiston, Nathaniel 82 

Elstro, Ashley 195, 299 

Embry, Lindsey 195 

Emery, Jeri 223 

Enedy, Brian 350 

Engelmann, Kristin 288 

Engle, Katelyn 195 

Epley, Peter 240 

Epperson, Justin 342 

Eppes, Morgan 223 

Equestrian Club 276, 277 

Erdely, Andrew 195 

Erickson, Rebecca 326, 327 

ErkenBrack, Kristina 

174, 298, 299 

Esnaola, Samantha 223 

Evans, Claire 59 

Evans, Dawn 359 

Everdale, Jen 198 

Everett, Jessie 360 

Everett, Sam 272 

Ewen, Kaitlin 297 

Ewers, Jacob 300 

Exit 245 85, 112,280,281 


Fabiaschi, Mike 320 

Fagan, Casey 302, 331 

Fahy, Kristin 195 

Fairley, Emmanuel 353 

Falls, Gary 55 

Fame, Rachel 198 

Fanelli, Lauren 346 

Fanzo, Krystle 223 

Farber, David 311 

Farenholtz, Kariann 313 

Farley, Trishena 133, 300 

Farlow, Will 155, 156 

Farrell, Ryan 304 

Feather, Beth 360 

Feather, Gale 223 

Feathers-Brown, Tiffany 65 

Fecko, Elise 195 

Feild, Anne Love 279 

Felton, Lindsey 216 

Felts, Meredith 323 

Fencing Club 282, 283 

Fenerty, Caitlin 268 

Fenner, Nicole 347 

Ferguson, Paula 176 

Fernandes, Zach 56 

Fernandez, Elisa 149 

Fessler, Megan 345 

Field Hockey 333, 341 

Fiellin, Maya 302 

Fiesta, Geraldine 313 

Finch, Erin 176 

Fink, Morgan 276 

Finn, Daniel 271 

Finney, Timothy 252 

Fischer, Caroline 272 

Fischer, Melissa 297 

Fisher, Alyssa 297 

Fisher, Vernita 272, 296 

Fisher-Duke, Peter 133 

Fishman, Jake 285 

Fitzgerald, Samantha 128 

Fitz-Maurice, Colin 350 

Fitzgerald, Amy 209 

Fitzgerald, John 44 

Fitzgerald, Joseph 173 

Fitzgerald, Katie 97 

Fitzmaurice, Catherine 252 

Fitzmaurice, John 176 

Fitzpatrick, Donald 195 

Flach, Clare 56 

Flanagan, Grace 291 

Flanagan, Ryan 350 

Flateland, Ashley 345 

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Fleming, Michael 302 

Flick, Melanie 313 

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Flory, Jason 315 

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Foreman, Kimberly 189 

Forrest, Allison 223, 350 

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Foster, Emily Beard 154 

Foster, Porshia 223 

Foundas, Alexandra 252 

Fournier, Holly 3 

Fowler, Anna 195 

Fox, Jessica 264 

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Freeman, Elise ■. 312 

Freeman, Ty 353 

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Fridley, Brian 273 

Friends of Rachel 64 

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Fuchs, Natasha 324 

Fudesco, Dominic 271 

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Fuller, Ashley 296 

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Fultz, Stephanie 278 

Furman, Madison 352 

Furtado, Nicole 263 

Fuzy, Michael 287 


Gaines, Victoria 272, 312 

Galiffa, Gigi 309 

Galing, Stephanie 291 

Gallagher, Moira 291 

Gallagher, Stephanie 223, 275 

Gallalee, Hunter 252 

Galofaro, Tracy 287 

Gamma Sigma Sigma 140 

Gandolfo, Maria 278, 287 

Gannon, Jason 342 

Ganoe, Timothy 195 

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Gardiner, Megan 269 

Garfield, Bradley 195 

Garner, Brett 320, 321 

Garner, Disa 346 

Garretson, Eleanor 252 

Garrett, Stacey 24 

Dr. & Mrs. William CBroUiers 

Mr Alexander Siatil 

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led a Joanne Siever 

Dennis a Dianne O'Keefe 

The Kelley Family 

Candy k Rudy Kiffor 

Debbie k Peie Losso 

Stephen Warnock 

Dr Julia Donovan 

Paul k Debbie Sykes 


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Garrett, Stephanie 


Garrity, Brooke 295 

Gateau, Jackie 324 

Gateiy, Maureen 223 

Gatewood, Kelly 

132, 133, 141, 252 

Gaven, Julie 223 

Gawler, Alexandra 296 

Gehring, Christian 87 

Geiger, Michael 195 

Gennari, Christina 360 

Genota, Jeffrey 176 

Gentry Morgan 294, 295 

Gerlach, Joel 280 

Gerloff, Meg 291 

Germain, Kelly 345 

Germain, Kim 345 

Gesualdi, Chris 223 

Ghanem, Susan 300 

Gibbs,Allie 152 

Gibbs, Kate 94 

Gibson, Andy 110 

Gilbert, Melanie 257 

Gill, Emily 143 

Gillenwater, Kyle 350 

Ginish, Laura 272 

Ginnow, Jason 114 

Giordano, Brian 296 

Girard, Parker 315 

Girard, Ryan 176 

Gitlin,Aly 272 

Glace, Alison 123 

Gliesing, Julie 310 

Gnegy, Cora 252 

Godbey, Megan 283 

Godino, Alesha 288 

Godwin, Natalie 314 

Goff, Derek 195 

Goff, Matt 350 

Goff, Melanie 290 

Golden, Lindsey 176 

Goldman, Rebekah 299 

Goldstein, Andrew 46, 68 

Gomes, Kayleigh 223 

Gonzalez, Teresa 259 

Gooch, Kelly 285 

Gooden, Paul 337 

Goodman, John 76 

Gordon, Kaitlyn 252 

Gorham, Katie 285 

Gorman, Cara 138 

Gorzelnik, Karl 241 

Gould, Allison 360 

Gould, Meaghan 224 

Graff, Allie 287 

Graham, Bryan 305 

Graham, Eileen 57, 173 

Grandizio, Jamie 224 

Grant, Mike 292 

Grasso, Alicia 291 

Graves IV, George 195 

Graves, Julius 350 

Graves, Tiffany 

209, 266, 272 

Gray, Candice 224 

Gray, Caroline 32 

Gray, Christopher 176 

Gray, Megan 224 

Gray, Nancy 247 

Green IV, Allen 195,303 

Green, Brandyn 267, 273 

Green, Britnie 272, 312 

Green, Jerrell 312 

Green, Marley 62 

Green, Quaneisha 309 

Greene, Carrie 360 

Greenhood, Molly 279 

Greenstein, Alexa 295 

Gresham, Catherine 249 

Griffin, Gerren 350 

Griffin, Jess 285 

Griffin, Kim 324 

Griffith, Graham 292 

Grimes, Brian 346 

Grinnell, Patty 263 

Groseclose, Candice 224 

Gross, Melinda 300 

Gross, Monty 226 

Groves, Gregory 196 

Grubb, Lynn 241 

Gruber, Jonathan 253 

Guenthner, Claire 295 

Guerrier, Nancy 211 

Guerriere, Katelyn 331 

Guertler, Briana 353 

Guglielmo, Christina 176 

Gulaskey, Jodee 224 

GuUi, Lauren 224 

Gumas, Stefanie 210 

Gunderson, Ashleigh 34 

Gundrum, Jo 350 

Gunnarsson, Catherine 337 

Guth, Kerri 241 

Guthrie, Joyce 189 

Gutierrez, Cindy 241 

Gutshall, Chelsea 252 

Gwaltney, Amy 


Gyamfi, Victor 267, 300 


Ha, Julie 279,314 

Haas, Michael 310 

Haase, Leslie 273 

Habitat for Humanity 


Hady Jillian 224 

Hafer, Lauren 179 

Hafez, Nabila 266 

Hagan, Sara 179 

Haggerty, Patrick 296 

Hahn, Heather 224 

Haines, Emily 179 

Hall, Adam 300 

Hall, David 252 

Hall, Janna 273 

Haller, Emily 310, 311, 324 

Hally Zach 208 

Halpern, Linda Cabe 259 

Halverson, Lindsey 291 

Hama, Zana 91 

Hamidzada, Faheem 314 

Hamilton, Brittany 224 

Hamilton, Carol 190 

Hamilton, Paris 267 

Hammerle, Michelle 264 

Hammond, Morgan 360 

Hamner, Courtney 358, 359 

Hanamura, Sachiko 73, 304 

Hancock, Heather 302 

Haney, John 252 

Hannemann, Victoria 224 

Hanson, Robert 239 

Haque, Mesbaul 224 

Hardiman, Foster 315 

Hargrove, Kevin 356 

Harmon, Catherine 224 

Harmon, Haley 290 

Harmon, Lindsay 302 

Harmon, Matt 285 

Harner, Ariana 179 

Harper, Aaron 350 

Harper, Andrew 350 

Harper, Ben 112 

Harper, Henry 252 

Harriman, Erica 273 

Harrington, Kristen 337 

Harrington, Laura 302 

Harris, Briana 272 

Harris, Devon 196 

Harris, Elayne 249 

Harris, Justin 267 

Harris, Kristy 252 

Harris, Lauren 291 

Harris, Shaun 267, 272 

Harris-McDonnell, Alicen 297 

Harrison, Caitlin 3, 38, 307 

Harrison, Erin 330 

Hartman, Christie-Joy Brodrick .. 


Hartman, Holly 210, 297 

Hartman, Jackie 360 

Harvey, Andrew 342 

Hash, Cyndle 291 

Hatch, Rebecca 295 

Hatcher, Rachel 24 

Hauck, Amanda 360 

Haverkamp, Emilee 94 

Hawthorne, Alex 262, 263 

Hayes, Megan 297 

Haymore, Josh 350 

Haynal, Kaitlyn 79 

Haynal, Mona 79 

Hays, Erica 249 

Haywood, Marcus 350 

Hazlegrove, Casey 210, 299 

Heil, Meghan 360 J 

Hein, Benjamin 224 • 

Heise, Lisa 345 

Heishman, Aimee 210 

Heisterman, Jessie 324 

Heller, Sarah 297 

Helock, Melissa 360 

Hemphill, Jacob 86 

Henderson, Erica 341 

Hendricks, Mark 350 

Henig, Bridget 179 

Henning, Erin 290 

Henry, Cynthia 196 

Henschen, Laura 273 

Herbek, David 320 

Hernandez, Dre 30 

Herninko, Jessica 92 

Herron, Stephanie 41 

Hershey, Emma 252 

Hesse, Alaina 309 

Heston, Leanna 346 

Hewitt, Fegan 152 

Hicks, Adam 57 

Hicks, Kendall 352 

Hicks, Reggie 350 

Higgins, Tara 66 

High, Chelsea 331 

Hijjeh, Andrew 314 

Hildebrand, Steven 252 

Hilgar, Becky 341 

Hill, Ashley 94 

Hill, Faith 225 

Hill, Matt 353 

HiU, Melissa 323 

Hill, Sara 295 

Hillebrand, Kendel 134 

Hillery Jade 273 

Hillery, Margaret 224 

Hillgrove, Christine 298, 299 

Hilliker, Turner 179 

Hirschberg, Dianna 196 

Hitchko, Mark 73 

Hite, Chris 350 

Hlatky Christina 291 

Hoang, Kristen 266 

Hobbs, Gemma 288 

Hobeck, Stephanie 218 

Hodgen, Whitney 295 

Hodges, Katelyn 287 

Hodgkins, Danielle 314 

Hoegel, Phillip 179 

Hoffman, Catherine 207 

Hoffman, Emily 56, 57, 179 


Hoffman, Jordan 224 

Hoffman, Kyle 320 

Hogan, Greg 300 

Hole, Kristyn 252 

Holland, David 148 

Holland, Kelsey 296 

Holland, Samantha 360 

Hollands, Sara 55 

Holley Bethany 210 

Hollister, Macon Ill 

Holloman, Eugene 350 

Holmes, Andrew 350 

Holmes, Kathryn 252 

Hoist, Krystel 315 

Holt, Moira 135 

Hong, Soon Yong 91 

Hook, Diana Van 235 

Hopkins, Brittany 291 

Hopkins, Megan 152 

Horton, Jeana 179 

Hoshower, Stephanie 60 

Hou, Wendy 279 

Houck, Kurt 320 

Houper, Curtis 292 

Housman, Jacob 196 

Hovanic, Meghan 130 

Howard, Caitlin 278 

Howell, Addison 249 

Howell, Cassandra 291 

Howell, Claire 297 

Howell, Kevin 342 

Hubbard, Elizabeth 243 

Huber, Meghan 95 

Huddleston, Jessica 299 

Hudgens, Laura 294, 295 

Hudson, Jennifer 225 

Huffstetler, Alison 

264, 278, 299 

Hulock, Whitney 224 

Hunt, Amy 303 

Hunt, Becca 360 

Hunt, Stephanie 296 

Hunt, Stephen 308 

Hunter, Adam 40 

Hunter, Heavenly 291 

Hunter, Jenny 295 

Hunter, Markus 350 

Hunter, Sam 145 

Huntsberger, David 40, 41 

Huynh, Alida 314 

Hurley, Laura 249 

Hurlock, Brittany 224 

Hurst, Brian 179 

Huskey, Jordan 287 

Hutchinson, Kyle 280 

Hutchinson, Sue 211 

Huynh, Aimee 93 

Huynh, Alida 279 

Huynh, Michelle 279, 314 

Hyatt, Meghan 179 

Hynes, Mae 311 

Hyson, Katie 210, 264 


Ibrahim, Sara 252 

Incubus 87 

Inge, Margaret 227 

Ingram, Krishna 303 

Innes, Kristin 227 

Innes, Patrick 342 

Interfaith Coalition 308 

InterVarsity 80, 253 

IntoHymn 85, 149, 253 

lorio, Chandler 196 

Irons, Steven 279 

Ispizua, Martin 112 

Itam, Jason 281 

Ivanova, Toni 264 


ackson, Jamie 314 

ackson, Rashaunda 296, 313 

ackson, Steve 263 

acob,Will 227,309 

acobs, Brigid 278 

acobs, Evan 227 

acobsen, Dana 

255, 304, 305 

adson, Rashaunda 272 

ahrling, Bria 50, 246 

ain, Briana 327 

alloh, Abdulai 356 

ames, Juwann 356, 357 

amison, Lee 142, 143, 263 

ankura, Krisztina 179 

aramillo, Nico 222 

efferson, Emmanuel 267 

effrey David 172, 259 

enkins, Chris 263 

enkins, Katie 145, 315 

enkins, Sean 255 

ensen, Ashley 291 

epson, Katie 275 

erlinski, David 66 

erlinski, Jo 66 

essee, Emily 268 

iggetts, Donte 273 

imenez, Lauren 359 

MU Chorale 84 

obe, Stefan 240 

ohn, Daniel St 183 

ohnson, Christine 225 

ohnson, Christopher 196, 320 

ohnson, Elizabeth 263 

ohnson, Erin 341 

ohnson, Garrett 279 

Johnson, Jalisa 273 

Johnson, John 196 

Johnson, Katelyn 302 

Johnson, Katy 278 

Johnson, Kelly 346 

Johnson, Kendra 323 

Johnson, Marilou 247 

Johnson, Matthew 3, 255, 307 

Johnson, Michelle 346, 347 

Johnson, Pam 248 

Johnson, Pete 350 

Johnson, Rachel 273, 353 

Johnson, Reece 227 

Johnson, Ryan 86, 87 

Johnson, Shelton 350 

Johnston, Bobby 345 

Johnston, Jill 83 

Johnston, Kacie 227 

Johnston, Kiley : 196 

Jones, Ashley 268 

Jones, Ashton 296 

Jones, Josiah 320 

Jones, Bobby 277 

Jones, Caleb 292 

Jones, Donna 255, 284 

Jones, Jessica 254 

Jones, Kierra 303 

Jones, Mike 311 

Jones, Todd 141 

Jorgenson, Emily 39 

Joshi, Parth 290 

Joyce, Jeff 60,73 

Jucks, Brendon 131 

Julien, Christina 345 

Jung, Matthew 140 


Kable, Holly 90 

Kade, Lauren 297 

Kaine, Tim 59, 103, 139 

Kale, Nick 227, 274, 275 

Kaltenborn, John 356 

Kapach, Kaitlyn 297 

Kappa Alpha Theta 286, 287 

Kappa Kappa Psi 296 

Karach, Kelsey 315 

Karlin, Eve 299 

Katz, Ryan 196 

Katz, William 121 

Kavianpour, Sarah 300 

Kaye, Rebecca 227 

Kaylid, Trevor 320, 321 

Kazemifar, Mahsa 196 

Keane II, Joseph A 271 

Kearney, Amanda 126 

Keefe, John 46 

Keener, Dean 356 

Kegley, Lacy 314 

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David. Rosemary k Lauren biuwn 

Mr & Mrs. L Wayne Kirby 

Dr & Mrs. Charies W. Phillips 

Dr& Mrs. William LBaugner 

Ric & Sharon Siruihers 

Mr & Mrs. Charles S. Simms IV 

Dicl< Winn & Corinne Broderick 

Kirk & Donna Blackburn 

Kelly & Krisiin Baltimore 

Keiser, James 196 

Kelley, Alexandra 304 

Kelly, Morgan 324 

Kelsey, Richard 95, 271 

Kelty, Chris 320 

Kendall, Stephen 356 

Kenney, Trae 350 

Kenny Patrick 87 

Kent, Alex 21 

Keough, Paula 227 

Kern, Mike 311 

Khoor, Anna 326, 327 

Killam, Allison 276 

Killen, Heather 179 

Kim, Johanna 264 

Kim, Sue 302 

Kimberly, Morgan 324 

Kimbrough, Ellen 345 

Kimlel, Justin 263 

King, Anasa 227, 272 

King, Charles 259 

King, Chiquita 


King, Sherry 77 

King, Tara 341 

Kingsbury, Joshua 271 

Kinney, Jake 202 

Kirk, Amber 323 

Kirkland, Justin 179 

Kissam, Stephanie 


Kita, Claire 315 

Kite, Tracey 77 

Klaes-Bawcombe, Shelley 324 

Klassen, Lisa 264 

Klei, Kristin 286 

Klein, Mike 314 

Kline, Krissy 331 

Kline-Gabel, Karina 171, 182 

Klinger, Sarah 313 

Klipfel, Kate 291 

Klippstein, Blythe 201, 302 

Knabe, Alex 151 

Knight, Brittany 313 

Knight, Jackie 92, 94 

Knight, Ryan 356 

Knight, Trevor 320 

Knoblach, James 196 

Koch, Andy 57 

Koch, Jennifer 179, 196, 296 

Kochesfahani, Jennifer 196 

Kohler, Brenton 227 

Kolar, Kelley 264 

Kominic, Kenny 87 

Koncelik, Courtney 291 

Konieczny, Emily 360 

Koob, Michelle 20,21 

Kook, Arielle 253 

Koslosky, Jamie 227 

Kostkowski, Brent 39 

Krafft, AUie 315 

Kramer, Shannon 337 

Kranz, Lauren 360 

Krattinger, Nicholas 196 

Kraus, Sara 291 

Krause, Brittanny 248 

Kudlick, Shannon 297 

Kuhland, Jeffrey 227 

Kuhn, Jason 320 

Kulsar, Steven 225 

Kummers, Tracy 196 

Kump, Michael 179 

Kurecki, Jacqueline 255 

Kurth, Laura 179 

Kyger, Margaret 207 


La, Jennifer 241 

La, Phuong 255, 266 

Lafferty, Rachel 95 

LaGravenese, Joseph 180 

Lake, Joe 320 

LaLiberte, Evan 280, 281 

Lam, Christine 267, 279, 314 

Lam, Tana 54 

Lam, Thanh 303 

Lamb, Korey 291 

Lambert, Erica 296 

Lamore, Lauren 206 

Lampton, Danny 87 

Lancaster, Demetrius 291 

Landers, Rodney ....349, 350, 351 

Lane, Chandra 278 

Lane, Zachary 267, 272 

Lange, Liz 276 

Langford, Ryan 341 

Langston, McKinnon 320 

Lanier, Adriane 296, 313 

Lanier, Tracy 303 

Lannetti, Tori 288 

Lanphier, Daniel 350 

Lansky, Doug 82 

LaRoche, Samantha 196 

La Rosa, Dave 124, 271 

Larsen, Val 201 

Larson, Stephanie 311 

Laser, Jared 229 

Lass Jr, Kenneth 174, 180 

Lautenschlager, Ford 283 

Laverty, Emma 196, 302 

Law, Emily 210 

Lawrence, David 180 

Lawrence, Kerri 287 

Lawrence, Sean 227 

Lawrence, Vicki 77 

Lawson, Dolly 74 

Lay Pat 273 

Layman, Sarah 72 

Leahy, Thomas 46, 85 

Ledebuhr, Rachel 296 

Ledebuhr, Rebecca 296 

Lee, James 230 

Lee, Jamie 226 

Lee, Jessica 360 

Lee, Kathleen 287, 300 

Lee, Nicole 180 

Lee, Stephen 255 

Lee, Telmyr 


Lee, Yuri 255 

Leffke, Stephanie 268 

Leggett, Amy 291 

Leggett, Rebecca 


Lemke, Whitney 264 

Lemn, Scott 350 

Leon, Mike 116 

Lepore, Christina 360 

Leslie, Matt 314 

Lesnoff, Rebecca 302 

Lesperance, Bayley 269 

Levesque, Marco 74 

Levis, Jaclyn 226 

Levitt, Dan 222 

Levy, Brent 314 

Lewis, Annie 352 

Lewis, Lindsay 324 

Lewis, Durrell 296 

Lewis, Meghan 311, 360 

Lichtenberg, Eden 286 

Liette, Danielle 313 


Liles, Jordan 188 

Lilja, Matthew Robert 271 

Limbaugh, Rush 100 

Lindamood, Emily 264 

Lindenfelser, Heidi 95, 315 

Lindros, Lauren 241 

Lindroth, Sofia 346 

Lindsay, Anne 249 

Lines, Susan 324 

Link, Ryan Alexander 271 

Linn, Reid 156 

Little, David 309 

Liu, Phoebe 279 

Livesey Jr., Mike 100 

Lloyd, Jennifer 180 

Locke, Matthew 267 

Lockey, Lauren Minnich 148 

Lockley Matt 350 

Lodder, Jennifer 199, 352, 353 

Lofgren, Kim 3 

Loftus, Kevin 267 

Lofurno, Jaimie 210 

Loizou, James 279 

Lomady, Mary Kate 324 

Lombardo, Dave 345 

Lonett, Jessica 315 

Long, Emily 313 

Long, Kerby 350 

Lopchinsky, Pamela 227 

Lopez, Zackary 271 

Lorenti, Brittany ....241, 274, 275 

Lorenzi, Allison 227 

Lott, Renee 331 

Loub, Summer 287 

Louis, Ben 356, 357 

Lovallo, Kristin 227 

Lovell, Sharon 259 

Lovin, Katy 263 

LowKey 85 

Lowry, Annie 345 

Lu,Jill 266 

Lucas, Antoinette 341 

Luginbuhl, Rachel 142 

Luongo, Courtney 210 

Lupacchino, Erika 360 

Lurie Jr, Robert 199 

Lussier, Brittany 339 

Lutheran Presbyterian Campus 

Ministry 147 

Lyddane, Brittney 323 

Lynch, Carissa 227 

Lynch, Kelly 336, 337 

Lynch, Lucy 324 

Lynch, Whitney 226 

Lyon, Christopher James 271 

Lyons, Jeremy 297 

Lyons, Jonathan 271 

Lyons, Matthew 271 

Lytle, Tracey 228 


Maccarone, Alison 199 

Maccubbin, Kristen 278 

MacDonald, Lindsay 144 

Macey, Andrew Jon 270, 271 

Mackin, Stacy 291 

Maddox, Karen 199 

Maddox, Morgan 346 

Madison Dance 297 

Madison Equality 288, 289 

Madison Historians 297 

Madison Marketing 302 

Mae 58 

Magee, Bethany 255 

Maggi, Jessica 249 

Magno, Christopher 228 

Mahar,A.J 271 

Mahoney, Colleen 

3, 90, 178, 180, 188, 307, 380 

Mahoney, Erin 120 

Maier, Michelle 324 

Maira, Lauren 352 

Majors, Inman 171, 174 

Make Your Mark On Madison. 257 
Maldonado, Esteban 342 


Malinchak, Alison 291 

Malinowski, Amanda 268 

Malone, Chris 350 

Mamatova, Parvina 3, 307 

Manahan, Ken 342 

Mandra, Steplianie 228 

Manges, Katie 299 

l^^anley, Christine 285 

Manning, Candice 228 

Manuel, Thomas 308 

Maraya, Adrianne 267 

March To The Arctic 87 

Marching Royal Dukes 78, 296 

Mares, Matt 350 

Marketti, Mike 84 

Marksteiner, Rebecca 285 

Marr, Sarah 124, 299 

Marshall, Zach 271 

Martin, Christopher 199, 271 

Martin, Heather 268 

Martin, Mary 97, 123 

Martin, Tiffany Lynn 50 

Martin, Tom 342 

Martin, Tyler 275 

Martinez, Dana 95 

Martinez, Eva 228 

Mason, Christine 228 

Mathews, Erin 228 

Mathis, Kellie 199 

Matthews, Clayton 350 

Matthews, Kerry 263 

Matthews, Megan 341 

Matthews, Mickey 350 

Maulding, Rachel 152 

Maurer, Jessica 287 

Maxberry, Erika 303 

Maxey, Allen 228 

Maxfield, Bethany 298 

Maxwell, Kelly 327 

Mayhew, Kelly 140 

Maykoski, Ten 345 

Maynard, Russell 180 

McAdoo, Doug 280 

McArdle, )aclyn 96, 199 

McAuley John 271 

McCabe, Cara 255 

McCain, John 100,137 

McCarter, Rockeed 350 

McCarthy, Morgan 360 

McCharen, Christopher 313 

McClung.A. J 272 

McClure, Jon 345 

McCollough, Evan 350 

McCormack, Ryan 271 

McCoy Kate 353 

McCoy William 267, 272 

McCracken, Rachelle 82 

McCullough, Nathan 275 

McCuUough, Shannon 272 

McCurdy Julia 273 

McDonald, Jenna 210 

McDonald, Roy 272 

McDonnell, Rachel 352 

McEvoy, Shawn 349 

McFadden, Maggie 345 

McFaddin, Kaitlin 346 

McFarland, Joe 320 

McGee, Callie 291 

McGee, Scotty 349, 350 

McGinley, Stephen 308 

McGoldrick, Kristen 234 

McGowan, Lana 331 

McGraw, Maggie 127 

McGregor, Kristin 3, 307 

McGrew, Wesley 75, 230 

McHarg, Molly 241 

McKay, Jackie 291 

McKechnie, Kayla 264 

McKeever, Tiara 266, 272, 313 

McKernin, Shannon 315 

McKinney David 137, 290 

McKinney, Katherine 255 

McLeese, Nora 290 

McLeod, Tyler 279 

McLouth, Kiersten 324 

McMahan, Grace 313 

McMillin, Challace 108 

McNally Thomas 292 

McNamara, Kelsey 346 

McNeil, Doug 350 

McNeils, Melissa 341 

McPadden, Colleen 180 

McPartland, Caitlin 300 

McPike, Ashley 255 

Mead, Josh 315 

Meholic, Emily 96 

Meisenzahl, Michael 334 

Melas, Nicholas 73 

Melton, Thomas 199 

Mendoza, Karol 140 

Menghetti, Alex 324, 325 

Menna,J. C 320 

Menoutis, Eleni 29 

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Men's Chorus 84 

Men's Club Basketball ...292, 293 

Men's Golf 333, 334 

Men's Soccer 333, 342 

Men's Tennis 319 

Mercer, Molly 83 

Merner, Heather 352 

Mernin, Lauren 323 

Merrill, Amy 242, 243 

Merritt, Caitlin 134 

Merritt, Lindsey 140, 314 

Mesa, Laura 337 

Meyer, Kendall 268 

Meyer, Scott 199 

Michetti, Amanda 285 

Middleton, Eden 206 

Midgette, Andrew 255 

Midkiff, Sarah 178 

Mikuta, Katelin 268 

Milam, Jackie 241 

Miles, Lauren 346 

Militar, Flor 266 

Miller, David 120 

Miller, Jeremy 199 

Miller, Mandy 345 

Miller, Stephanie 228 

Miller, Yvonne 207 

Mina, Reza 267, 302 

Mincone, John 320 

Minese, Katie 287 

Mink, Sarah 297 

Miragliotta, Michael 249 

Miscioscia, Lauren 268 

Mitchell, Katelyn 199 

Mitchell, Kelly 263 

Mittelman, Kayla 313 

Moats, Arthur : 350 

Mobed, Tanya 199 

Moeck, Michael 180 

Moen, Bryan 

73, 282, 283, 300 

Moffa.John 199 

Mohamud, Mohamud 292, 293 

Mohler, Kristina 199, 352 

Molino, Genua 228 

Molinaro, Jennifer 228 

Monroe, Brandon 350 

Montano, Jhonny 334 

Moon, My-Ha 314 

Mooney Peter 278, 308 

Moore, Cassandra 210 

Moore, Chervon 272, 312 

Moore, Devon 356 

Moran, Alisha 341 

Moran, Thomas 215, 218 

Mordecai, Kate 255 

Morehouse, Alexis 42 

Morgan, Brittany 273 

Morgan, Elizabeth 249 

Morgan, Mary Margaret 295 

Morganstern, Jen 299 

Mori, Megan 



Moroz, Katherine 228 

Morris, Debbie 54 

Morris, Jen 360 

Morris, Katie 221, 273 

Morris, Nikki 276 

Morris, Rachael 199 

Morrison, Janine 210, 299 

Morrison, Leah 350 

Morrissey James 299, 305 

Morsink, Kyle 342 

Morton, Bruce 38 

Morton, Katherine 39, 255 

Moser, Chandler 212 

Motala, Jason 199 

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Phil & Linda Moffett 

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Donald & Terry Canoies 

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Mothers Against Drunk Driving . 


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Moxey, Shannon 323 

Moyer, Adam 304 

Mozaic Dance 302 

Mozingo, Chad 334 

Mueller, Andrea 57 

Mueller, Molly 180 

Mulheren, Rachel 315 

Mullen, Jeffrey 199 

Munson, Julie 341 

Munson, Caitlin 272 

Munson, Kevin 320 

Muraco, Janessa 52 

Murphy, Dan 32 

Murphy, Kathleen 43 

Murphy Kelly 350 

Murray-Paige, Ann 89 

Musser, Rebecca 144 

Myers, Jason 208 

Myers, Jessica 234 

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Narayan, Vinod 208 

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Nash, Niecy 100 

National Society of Minorities in 

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Nauta, Jessica 331 

Navarrete, Rachel 299 

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Nelms, Candace 331 

Nelson, Jenna 228, 314 

Nelson, Shannon 264, 304 

Nelson, Vidal 350 

Nemith, Tara 200 

Nervous Habits 84, 86 

Nettles, John 229 

Neubert, Anna 248 

Neurohr, Zack 273 

Newlon, Sarah 255 

390 ClosLn^ 

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Newsom, Renee 266, 272 

Newton, Bianca 273 

Ngo, Megan 263 

Ngongbo, Sheila 241 

Ngu, Natalie 279, 314 

Nguyen, Cathleen 279, 314 

Nguyen, DuyNhat 266 

Nguyen, Han 267, 279, 314 

Nguyen, John 353 

Nguyen, Kim 266 

Nguyen, Michael 279, 314 

Nguyen, Minh 279, 314 

Nguyen, Nammy 267 

Nguyen, Thanh-Thuy 279, 314 

Nguyen, Thanh 279 

Nguyen, Vi 291 

Nicewonger, Christine 331 

Nicholson and Rousseau 53 

Nicholson, Caitlin 291 

Nielsen, Bryce 43 

Nimitz, Kristin 327 

Noble, Melissa 299 

Noble, Scott 350 

Noel, Justine 302 

Noftsinger, John 259 

Norris, Alexandra 295 

Norris, Denny 280 

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Nowell, Katherine 255 

Nowzadi, Nadia 228 

Nursing 295 

Nursing Student Association 


Nydal, Alex 342 

Gates, Julia 285 

Obama, Barack 

100, 103, 137, 139 

Obendorfer, Jamie 331 

Obeng, Michael 73, 100 

Ocean Spilling Over 85 

Odango, Priscilla 267 

Olexson, Ryan 331 

Oliver, Kelley 255 

Olmsted, Katherine 278 

One in Four 308 

Opala, Joseph 251, 254 

OrangeBand 136 

Orokos, Nicole 210 

Orthodox Christian Fellowship ... 


Ortiz, Rosie 352 

Otto, Rachel 295 

Outman, Shannon 323 

Ovitt, Erin 233 

Owen, Andrew 242 

Owen, Ashley 210 

Owens, Kathryn 273 

Owens, Kelsey 287 

Owens, Nancy 216 

O'Brien, Kevin 296 

O'Brien, Lane 255 

O'Brien, Tess 200 

O'Connor, David 312 

O'Connor, Kelsey 352 

O'Day Emily 303 

O'Donnell, Ryan 249 

O'Driscoll, Rob 356 

O'Hare, Nancy 59 

O'Keefe, Tim 42, 299 

O'Laughlin, Sean 228 

O'Malley Caitlin 331 

O'MalleyJJ 273 

O'Neil, Ryan 342 

O'Neill, Justine 61, 62 

O'Neill, Michael 239 

O'Regan, Sean 359 

O'Rourke, Adrienne 180 

O'Rourke, Kristen 341 

O'Shaughnessy, Mike 263 

O'Sullivan, Grace 291 


Pack, Kelsey 200, 299 

Page, Evin 128 

Page, Hilary 180 

Palin, Sarah 137 

Pallardy, Nicole 180 

Palmatier, Lianne 3, 40 

Palmer, Jacqueline 311 

Panuline, Amanda 194 

Parikh, Parag 284 

Parisi, Kristin 295 

Parker, Matt 356 

Parker, Ryan 346 

Parkinson, Danielle 277 

Parks, John 149,218,228 

Parmer, Crissy 345 

Parmeter, Courtney 341 

Parris, Alison 338 

Parsons, Jessica 200 

Pascarella, Nick 103 

Passero, Matthew Alexander 


Passero, Nicholas 271 

Passero, Nina 352 

Patel, Ambrish 303 

Patel, Chirag 303 

Patel, Leena 151 

Patera, Travis 346 

Pateiia, Michel-June Rodriguez .. 


Patrick, Lauren 80, 298 

Patullo, Kelly 40, 132, 257 

Paul, Jessica 228 

Payne, Quinncee ...180, 266, 272 

Peace Corps 254 

Peace, Stephanie 291 

Pearce, Brittney ....118, 119, 231 

Pearce, Susan 249 

Pearce, Will 56 

Pedersen, Johanna 276 

Pei, Diana 279 

Pemberton, Grace 182 

Penfield, Julie 295 

Pennino, Alexander 231 

Penrod, David 194 

Perez, Christopher 142, 263 

Perkins, Jasetta 291 

Perkinson, Sarah 285 

Perrow, Greg 353 

Perruzza, Paul 271, 308 

Perry, Ashley 312 

Perry Emily 299 

Peterson, Ellen 124, 129 

Peterson, Lucas 350 

Peyser, David 231 

Phan, Nancy 266 

Phelps, Turner 320 

Phillips, Amanda 315 

Phillips, Chad 77 

Phillips, Chantell 231 

Phillips, Emily 255,278 

Phillips, Justin 350 

Phillips, Matthew 255 

Phillips, Rick 77 

Phonelath, Tom 90 

Pi Sigma Epsilon 81 

Picknally, Brian 231 

Piepenbring, Julie 287 

Pierce, Andy 292, 293 

Pierce, John 231, 279 

Pierce, Lauren 309 

Pilkerton, Kelly 284 

Pinnella, Caitlin 272 

Piske, Andrew 62 

Pisman, Maegan 275 

Pitt, Jason 273 

Piwowarczyk, Katie 20, 21 

Pizarro, Jeno 273 

Platania, Samantha 291 

Flecker, Erin 65 

Plono, Robert 85 

Polo, Piro 304 

Poly, Emily 266 

Pompee, Dimitry 290 

Pond, Ashley 303 

Ponder, Erica 148, 291 

Pope, Jillian 315 

Porter, Ashley 296 

Portner, Matthew 123, 231 

Posey, Kaylene ...3, 255, 307, 381 

Potler, Cassandra 255 

Poucher, Stephanie 344, 345 

Powell, Shed 249 

Powell, Whitney 231 

Poxleitner, Valerie 46 

Prall, Matt 292 

Pre-Physical Therapy Society 


Predel, Amanda 308 

Price, Caitlin 255 

Price, J. C 350 

Priddy Amy 200 

Pridgen, Made 180 

Prigmore, Crystal 180, 303 

Principi, Beth 3 

Pritchard, Jason 350 

PROMotion 234 

Propst, Jess 338 

Pryor, Sarah 287 

Psychology Club 312 

Pugh, Thomas 43, 129 

Puhek, Jamie 291 

Pulkowski, Nichole 65 

Purdon, Maggie 43 

Puryear, Isabelle 273 


Quinn Jr., Bernard 200 

Quinton, Beth 242 


Rabinowitz, Nicole 331 

Rader, E. L 88 

Radford, Albert E 99 

Raines, Jessica 233 

Rakka, Alimamy 254 

Ralston, Anne 285 

Rama, Victoria 303 

Ramey, Mitch 32 

Ramirez, Erica 200 

Ramsey, Darrieus 350 

Ramsey, David 292 

Ramsey, Lauren 248 

Ramseyer, Maggie 255 

Randier, Emilia 273 

Randolph, Brandon 350 

Ransome, Brittany 291 

Ranson, Orlando 356 

Rarhai, Sophia 231 

Rasner, Irina 299 

Rasums, Aldis 183 

Ratchford, Sarah 352 

Ratner, Heiden 356 

Rauch, Courtney 297 

Rauh, Jacob J 271 

Rauh, Joshua Joseph 271 

Rawlings, Traise 279 

Rawlins, Jonas 350 

Rea, David 309 

Reddish, James 324 

Reed, Mike 95 

Reed, Samantha 135 

Reeder, Ali 34 

Reedy, Floyd 54 

Reese, Andrew Hamilton 


Reese, Stephanie 303 

Reeves, Amanda 290 

Regan, Jillian 255, 276 

Regan, Scott W. 271 

Rehman, Carolyn 200 

Reid, Emily 183 

Reid, Robert 189, 259 

Reider, Robby 68 

Reilly, Keith 270 

Reimert, Missy 345 

Reis, Katherine 200, 287 

Reitano, Melissa 242 

Relay For Life 286 

Remmer, Amy 331 

Remmes, Jess 345 

Renkes, Ashley 226 

Renkin, Scott 356 

Ressin, Amanda 284 

Restaino, Dena 242 

Renter, Polly 32 

Revetta, Renee 183, 297 

Reynolds, Lee 350 

Reynolds, Samantha 287 

Rhodey, Brooke 324 

Rice, Kieran 56, 342 

Richard, Darley 183 

Richard, Drew 314 

Richard, Matthew 297 

Richards, Amber 300 

Richardson, Alyssa 255 

Richardson, Kirk 231 

Richardson, Mike 57 

Richardson, Nancy 360 

Richter, Chelsea 268 

Riddle, Sara 39 

Ridgway, Megan 231, 264 

Riggleman, AnnMarie 231 

Riley Bethany 359 

Rinker, Dave 338 

Ritner, Michele 210, 272 

Rivera, Erik 41 

Robarge, Sarah 183 

Robel, Michele 183 

Roberson, Rashonda 


Roberts, Amber 210 

Roberts, Deanna 345 

Robertson, Andrew 80 

Robinson, Craig 44 

Robinson, Jared 328 

Robinson, Jordon 231 

Robinson, Kelly 183 

Robinson, Leinaala 288, 289 

Robison, Lauren 323 

Rocheleau, Hilary 313 

Rockhill, Krista 268 

Rodenbaugh, Nicole 263 

Roege, Jacob 126, 246 

Rogers, Amanda 297 

Rogers, Kyle 78 

Rogers, Michael 78 

Rogers, Susan 78 

Rohrs, Kimmy 279 

Roles, Jaclyn 200 

RoUey, Ashley 231 

Rollings, Matt 83 

Roman, Bill 350 

Romano, Alicia 53 

Romanow, Sophia 276 

Romeo, Lucy 


Romero, Danielle 352 

Romero, Dennis 303 

Ronayne, Chelsea 287, 300 

Roof, Brad 202 

Rooney Kelly 211 

Root, Lauren 116 

Roquemore, Sarah 30 

Rosato, Brittany 303 

Rose, Frederick 183, 300 

Rose, Jon 350 

Rose, Linwood H 29, 30, 


Rosenthal, Mary 200, 262, 263 

Ross, Liz 149 

Ross, Morven 345 

Rothenberger, John 187, 197 

Viam.ond vairons 


Rachel E. Green 

Julea Lilcocitan Moran 

Bob & Debbie Simmons 

Robert Oldham 

Robert & Laura Yoder 

Nadia Lee Charity 

Archie & Elizabeth Waii<er 

Emily Sarah Law 

Harvey & Gienda Regan 

Mark & Deb Chain 

Jay & Cathy Goil<in 

Joanne & Tim Regan 

James & Cheryl Thorton 

Patricia Church 

Mr. & Mrs. William Hoover 

Dr & Mrs. Anthony Russo 

Dr. & Mrs. Nick Gettas 

Rotsted, Lauren 315 

Rousseau, William 280 

Roussos, Brigitte 283, 315 

Routt, Meredith 61, 63, 302 

Rowe )r., Louis 356 

Rowell, Kelly 129 

Roy, Matthew 145 

Rozynski, Ed 290 

Rubenstein, Brian 328 

Rubio, Daniel Robert 27 

Rude, Julian 96 

Ruela, Ariana 345 

Ruiz, Carlos 300 

Runimel, Amanda 313 

Rupert, Carolyn 210 

Ruppert, Jake 292, 293 

Russell, Brittany 231 

Russell, jillian 284 

Russo, Anthony 299, 300 

Rutherford, Amanda 213, 287 

Rutledge, Brenna 142 

Ryan, Alice Riley 299 

Ryan, Chel'sea 322, 323 

Rynier, Teresa 345 


Saadeh, Leila 302 

Saadeh, Zena 302 

Sacalis, Steven 183 

Sachs, Kristin 352 

SafeRides 42, 85, 286 

Said, Areizo 300 

Sajko, Whitney R 345 

Sakamoto, Nicole 337 

Sako, Ashley 297 

Salamone, Samantha 200 

Salire, Kelly 38 

Salmon, Kaitlin 264 

Salvador, Jessie 267, 313 

Samaha, Christa 287, 299 

Sams, Sarah 285 

Samulski, Emily 114 

Sanders, Jamaris 350 

Sanders, Nicole 302, 3 1 1 

Sanford, David 342 

Sanjak, Jaleal 308 

Sanko, Megan 290 

Sanmiguel, Valentina 336, 337 

Santarsiero, Nicole 295 

Santiago, Sean 101 

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Sanzo, Arthur 87 

Sanzo, Mike 87 

Sapong, CJ 342 

Sarver, Brittany 297 

Saunders, Angela 313 

Savage, Chelsea 360 

Savage, Margaret 341 

Savalador, Drew 80 

Sawin, Catherine 200 

Sax, Kacey 231 

Say Anything 21, 22,23 

Scamardella, Stephanie 200 

Schaefer, Christine 278 

Scheffer, Amanda 255, 297 

Scheikl, Marjorie 217, 226 

Schiavone, Jennifer 2 1 3 

Schick, Kurt 177 

Schick, Lauren 353 

Schifflett, Heather 231 

Schmitt, Maria 285 

Schmitt, Rachel 302 

Schneider, Rebecca 

3,46,58, 160,380 

Schoeb, Sara 264 

Schoelwer, Julia 304, 305 

Schoen, Maria 231 

Schrack, Thomas 200 

Schramm, Eric 285 

Schuchman, Joshua 304, 305 

Schultz, Meredith 249 

Schumm, Becki 287 

Schwabenland, Lexy 324 

Schwartz, Chad 126 

Schwartz, Jennifer 284 

Schwieder, Liz 268 

Scofield, Shari 132 

Scoggins, Shayna 313 

Scott, Ashley 279 

Scott, Brian 200 

Scott, Dominique 267 

Scott, John 300 

Scott, Rachel Joy 64 

Scott, Whitney 232 

Seal, Brenda 225 

Secord, Steve 328 

Segear, Randi 341 

Sellers, Brett 320 

Semenov, Andrey 356 

Senior, Joel 342 

Serone, Samantha 309 

Serra, Rosalie 290 

Serway, Leyla 132 

Settle, Kevin 290 

Sexton, Paul 275 

Seymour, Kyle 114 

SGA Class Councils 284 

Shaeffer, Margaret 207 

Shannon, Kerry 134 

Shapiro, Marisa 82 

Sharp, Amanda 315 

Shea, Molly 268 

Sheehan, Mary 302 

Sheldon, Bianca 200 

Shell, Sarah 96 

Shelton, Jessica 264 

Shelton, Mary Fran 324, 325 

Shenk, Marsha 263 

Shepherd, Kanita 359 

Sherman, Ethan 80 

Sherman, Nicole 143 

Sherman, Theo 350 

Sherman, Violet 207 

Shi, Junzhou 279 

Shields, Mallory 268 

Shields Jr., Michael 309 

Shifflett, Dana 183 

Shifflett, Heather 218 

Shifflett, Pete 350 

Shimer, Courtney 297 

Shindler, Mary 57 

Shirkey, Louise 140 

Shockey, Christopher 303 

Shouldis, Regan 341 

Showalter, Marian 74 

Shrader, Emily 74 

Shuttleworth, Heather 300 

Sidhu, Anmol 303 

Siegert, Kristen 248 

Sigma Gamma Rho 265, 312 

Sigma Kappa 129 

Sigma Phi Epsilon 129 

Silbert, Dara 50, 51, 232 

Silva, Daisy 312 

Silva, Samantha 297 

Silver, Matthew 300, 304 

Silvers, Derek 279 

Simcox, Julia , 

3, 50, 76, 79, 136, 142, 

143, 149, 183, 185, 201, 202, 307 

Simmons, Raeanna 345 

Simms, Stephanie 352 

Simonic, Matt 350 

Simons, Courtney 323 

Simons, Emma 130 

Simpson, Julie 272 

Sin, Karen 279, 314 

Sinnott, Jenny 287 

Sison, Cybill 150 

Sizemore, Meredith 

146, 147,284 

Skolnitsky J. D 350 

Skutnik, Jeffrey 183 

Slade, Amanda 255 

Slade, Mary 208 

Slater, Matthew 45 

Smallfield, David 203 

Smetts, Melissa 21 

Smircina, L. Nell 272, 296 

Smith, Adam 271 

Smith, Amy 350 

Smith, Andy 350 

Smith, Ashley 232, 264, 303 

Smith, Audrey 285 

Smith, Casey 

3,56, 130, 150, 183, 

243, 257, 307, 310, 320, 360, 379 

Smith, Claire 331 

Smith, Daniel 297 

Smith, Donna 54 

Smith, Donnie 350 

Smith, Jim 280, 281 

Smith, Julie 323 

Smith, Karla 272, 312 

Smith, Kiera 183, 232 

Smith, Kristin 212 

Smith, Lauren 291 

Smith, Mike 328, 329, 334 

Smith, Robert 58 

Smith, Samantha 360 

Smith, Sarah 309, 352 

Smith, Sean 303 

Smith, Theresa 315 

Smith, Thomas 255 

Smith-Walter, Aaron 73 

Smithgall, Jonathan 342 

SmuUen, Daniel 203 

Smyrl, Allison 276, 277 

Snead, John 328 

Snider, Nick 263 

Snow, Geoff 85 

Snyder, Cathy 303 

Snyder, Daniel 309 

Snyder, Hallie 309 

Softball 319,323 

Sohl, Morgan 183 

Sok, Jessica 93 

Solch, Joanna 183 

Soldiers of Jah Army 86 

Solomon, Kaitlin 264, 300 

Solow, Nathan 271 

Sommers, Sean 353 

Sorrentino, Lauren 213 

Souleret, Kelsey 253 

Spadt, Shannon 309 

Spalletta, Adam 280 

Spangler, Allison 315 

Sparks, George 247, 259 

Sparrow, Christine 255 

Spector, Ann 213 

Spengler, Ariel 3 

Spiker, Jonathan 232 

Spindel, Jonathan 217, 221 

Spinks, Laura 291, 300, 301 

Spitzer, Katie 323 

Sprouse, Sarah 232 

St. John, Daniel 183 

Stader, Jacqueline 249 

Stafford, John 309 

Stagaard, Kendall 232 

Stamper, Alison 234 

Stana, Dan 81, 300 

Stanford, Meagan 232 

Stannard, Dave 350 

Stanton, Kerry 203 

Stark, Maggie 232 

Steel, Tyler 311 

Steenfott, Amanda 213 

Stefaniak, Melissa 341 

Stefanski, Julie 360, 361 

Stefanski, Karen 300 

Stepien, Jessica 232 

Sterner, Morgan 352 

Stetson, Hillary 229 

Stevens, Holly 353 

Stevens, Patrick 342 

Stevenson, Lindsey 360 

Stever, Shaun 232 

Stewart, Emily 331 

Stickel, Natalie 75 

Stiebel, Audrey 249 

Stiefel, David 87 

Stiles, Steven 49 

Stitzel, Corey 356 

Stokes, Kisha 255, 358, 359 

Stone, Jenna 291 

Stone, Julie 324 

Stoneman, Jaynell 183, 314 

Stoveken, Kyle 271 

Stover, Jill 296 

Stowell, Matthew 201 

Strain, Brigid 324 

Strang, John 150 

Strangos, George 232, 350 

Stratton, Vicki 296 

Strickland, Corinna 345 

Strickland, Kayla 297 

Strickler, Emily 256, 264 

Strunk, Kristen 184 

Strup, Sarah 203 

Student Alumni Association ..298 

Student Ambassadors 

97, 128, 286, 298, 299 

Student Government Association 


Students for Minority Outreach 


Stuller, Kerby 213 

Sullenger, Jay 320 

Sullivan, Amy 285 

Sullivan, Caitlin 324 

Sullivan, Courtney 242 

Sullivan, Jamal 350 

Sumner, Daniel 314 

Susan G. Komen Foundation 


Sushi Jako 91 

Sushko, Emily 297 

Sutphin, Adam 120 

Sutphin, Amy 213 

Sutter, John 300, 301 

Swanner, Alison 297 

Swanston, Kyle 356 

Swaringen, Melissa 302 

Swetra, Billy 342 

Swim & Dive 355, 360 

Swinson, Michael 203 

Swinson, Teri 81, 238 

Syiek, Samantha 308 

Sykes, Brittnie 256, 291 

Sykes, Mary 353 

Synoracki, Steph 3, 256, 307 

Szemis, Nina 268, 341 


Tae Kwan Do Club 304, 305 

Talbott, Brandy 272 

Tan, Stephanie 265 

Tang, Bonnie 222 

Tannous, Layla 208 

Tarabek, Julianne 297 

Tamargo, Greg 279 

Tarr, Jesse 328 

Tashner, David 271 

Tatanish, Jennifer 352 

Tau Beta Sigma 313 

Taube, Shannon 312 

Taylor, Jalissa 358, 359 

Taylor, Kristen 263, 290 

Taylor, Mynik 272, 273, 296 

Taylor, Sarah 282, 283 

Taylor, Stephen 256 

Tazzioli, Janey 285 

Teasley, Joelle 288 

Teel, Wayne 215, 222 

Templeton, Casey 181 

Terenzi, Chrysta 232 

Terrell, Casey 232 

The Ail-American Rejects 105 

The Bluestone 306, 307 

The BluesTones 43, 281 

The Chuck Shaffer Picture Show.. 


The Friday Night Boys 68 

The Greg Ward Project 43 

The Jonas Brothers 281 

The Madison Project ....43, 52, 85 

The Madison Singers 84 

The Overtones 43, 85, 309 

The Retro Video Games Quartet .. 


Theobald, Laura 221 

Therres, Alyson 184, 263 

ThetaChi 123 

Thibault, Jenna 297 

Thisdell, Katie 3,21,42, 

72,74, 122,149,177,194,248, 

Thomas, Emily 232 

Thomas, Quintrell 350, 351 

Thomas, Rebecca ...232, 287, 314 

Thomas, Shea 290 

Thomas, Skyla 291 

Thompson, Emily 232 

Thompson, Joshua 256, 279 

Thompson, Kathleen 311 

Thompson, Kira 256, 278 

Thompson, Tommy 173, 181 

Thornton, Dazzmond 356 

Thorpe, Justin 350 

Thune, Larson 137, 300, 301 

Tigue, Stephanie 232 

Tisinger, Gate 345 

Toler,Will 188 

Tombes, Rachel 85 

Mr. & Mrs. Zactiery D. Taylor 

Dr k Mrs. W. Mchael Felts 

Carole & Brian Erwin 

William & Barbara Costa 

John & Marian McCralh 

The Marr Family 

Francis & Chesley Moroz 

Ann k Phil Cardace 

Darren & Kaihle Fisher 

Roy & TonI Beers 

Mr & Mrs. Joseph Aretz 

John & Slgrid Suddarih 

Maureen & Stephen Fiinsten 

Carrie & Scott Carrier 

Elaine & Henry Grusler 

Marshall & Blllle Vaughan 

Tom & Kathy Matecl<l 

Karen & Mick Gulll 

Shirley McPhate 

Dan & Kenita Brugh 

Susan Barbash & Brian Allen 

Tombes, Thomas 


Toms, Elizabeth 232 

Toney, Asya 273 

Tongen, Anthony 80 

Toohey, Mike 68 

Toolan, AUyson 299 

Topping, Michele 287 

Torano, Melanie 291 

Tordella, Brian Matthew 271 

Ton-, Meredith 324 

Town, Liz 56 

Townsend, Matt 320 

Towson, Liz 62 

Track & Field 319 

Tracz, Dennis 190 

Tran, Andrew 103 

Tran, Quang 242 

Tran, Sandra 302 

Traynham, Hanna 145 

Treble Chamber Choir 84 

Trees on Fire 42, 43 

Treglia, Kristen 337 

Triathlon Club 96, 310, 311 

Trickett, Piers 39 

Troum, Matthew 235 

Troxel, Emily 140 

Trudel, Rebecca 291 

Truglio, Allison 235 

Trumble, Shelby 


Tshimpaka, jean 342 

Tsui, Lok-Kun 242 

Tucker, Paul 235 

Tuell, Austin 350 

Turner, Jake 23 

Turner, Jeffrey 20, 235 

Turner, Jennifer 256 

Turner, Kelly 346 

Turner, Marcus 350 

Turner, Nora 308 

Tuttle, Aubrey 256 

Tyler, Brittany 29 


Ultimate Frisbee Team 142 

Uman, Hana 290 

University Program Board 

44, 59, 82 

Uqdah, Nina 359 

Urban, |ulia 272 


Vaezi, Tara 299 

Valadja, Alex 320 

Valentine, Cory 130 

Valsechi, jess 287 

Van Hook, Diana 235 

Vanaman, Alexandra 235 

Vance, Emily 360 

Vandenbergh, Christina 


Vanell, Alan 303 

Van Sickle, Kristi 184 

Vaughan, Sherry 290 

Veith, Brian 292 

Veney, Jamie 350 

Verdin, Chelsea 256, 315 

Via, Larissa 235 

Viars, Ashley 295 

Vietnamese Student Assocation .. 


Vijay Nishi 106 

Villacrusis, Erica 279 

Villacrusis, Raphael 213, 279 

Villenave, Shaun 320 

Vinacco, Alaina 278 

Virginia Nursing Student Asso- 
ciation 294 

Vitale, )ason 82 

Vitaliz, Sondra 114 

Vitiello, Aaron 242 

Vlasho, Lexi 256 

Vlasho, Megan 203 

Volleyball 333, 346 

Voznenko, Yaroslav 328 

Wacha, Timothy 184 

Wade, Jessica 272, 331 

Wagner, Eric 311 

Wagner, Jacqueline 103, 142 

Wagner, Janice 324 

Wagner, Annie 324 

Wahlsten, Ville 342 

Walders, Patrick 84 

Walker, Arthur 350 

Walker, Matt 350 

Wall, Holly 346 

Wall, Lindsey 285 

Wall, Natalie 3,307 

Wallace, Ashlyn 295, 300 

Wallace, Brock 256, 300, 301 

Wallace, Courtney 290 

Wallace, Jason 308 

Walls, Ashley 341 

Walls, Lauren 235, 341 

Walls, Melissa 235, 341 

Walsh, Alissa 61, 98 

Walsh, Jacquelyn 268 

Walsh, Liz 324 

Walsh, Mary Margaret 309 

Walthall, Katherine 54 

Wang, Ping 187,193 

Wang, Tian-Hao 279 

Ward, Alison 184 

Ward, Antoine 53 

Ward, Ashley 285, 291 

Ward, Lee Anne 313 

Ward, Meghan 78 

Ward, Meredith 203 

Ward, Patrick 350 

Ward, Sarah 256 

Wardwell, Becky 264 

Ware, Carolyn 173 

Warlick, Sarah 341 

Warner, Cody 184 

Warner, Mark 

.32, 103, 108, 139, 229, 258, 259 

Warren, Frank 104, 105, 107 

Wasser, Kristine 213 

Wasserman, Jesse 148, 303 

Watkins, Fred 134 

Watral, Patrick 311 

Watford, Earl 350 

Way Henry 230 

Waybright, Katherine 235 

Wayne, Jimmy 281 

Weaver, Jessica 256, 279 

Webb, Shelby 290 

Webb, William Thomas 138 

Weber, Kelly 290 

Webster, Sonja 291 

Weida, Lindsay 256, 283 

Weiner, James 320 

Weingartner, Mallory 66 

Weisbecker, Jacqueline 184 

Weissberg, Allie 299 

Wellde, Chris 334 

Wellhouse, P J 350 

Welling, Katherine 96, 311 

Wells, Jessica 184 

Wells, Julius 356 

Weninger, Kay 346 

Werner, Greg 356 

Wermus, Adam 304 

Wernsing, Kaitlyn 323 

Wesley Foundation 314 

Westman, Haley 273 

Wetherbee, Matt 92 

Wetherbee, Matthew 

235, 270, 271 

Wetzel, Kelly 324 

Wheat, Laura 285 

Wheat, Rachel 126 

Wheeler, Casey 92 

Wheeler, Kim 299 

Whitacre, Lori 184 

Whitby Alyssa 291 

Whitcher, Craig 80 

White, Dominique 350 

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White, Doron 291 

White, Matt 342 

White, Patrick 22, 249 

White, Ted 320 

White, Whitney 235 

Whitehead, Shane 235 

Whitmore, Garrett 334 

Whitsitt, Steve 91 

Whitt, Lorin 352 

Widgins, Tara 235 

Wieczorek, Kate 263 

Wienecke, Meghan 324 

Wiest, Lauren 345 

Wilberger, Daniel 242 

Wilborn, Kevin 139 

Wilding, Ryan 242 

Wilk, Jessica 324 

Wilkinson, Steven 203 

Williams, Andrew 279 

Williams, Bakari 342 

Williams, Bosco 349, 350 

Williams, Bryce 256 

Williams, Chase 350 

Williams, James 203 

Williams, Jessica 291 

Williams, Jessie 286 

Williams, Jon 350 

Williams, Karlyn 

3,24,82,104, 134,174, 

182, 225, 256, 302, 349, 353, 379 

Williams, Katelyn 184 

Williams, Kayla 235 

Williams, Leigh 288 

Williams, Lindsay 93 

Williams, Miranda 256 

Williams, Pat 350 

Williams, Sam 256, 308 

Williams, Sarah 359 

Williams, Walter 184 

Willox, Danielle 235 

Wills, Joanne 140 

Wilmer, Anjerika 256 

Wilson, Justin 272 

Wilson, Owen 248 

Wilson, Whitney 184 

Wimer, Aaron 353 

Winston, Jeremy 59 

Wirshing, Emilee 304 

Wiseman, Laura 173 

Wishon, PhilUp 207, 259 

Witt, Evan 299 

Wojno, Kimberly 263 

Wojtowycz, Kristin 290 

Wolf, Christina 310 

Wolford Jr, Allen 208, 242 

Wolla, Kristen 360 

Woltar, Katie 134 

Women's Basketball 

355, 328, 359 

Women's Chorus 84 

Women's Golf 333, 337 

Women's Lacrosse 319, 324 

Women's Soccer 333, 345 

Women's Tennis 319, 327 

Women's Track & Field 331 

Women's Water Polo 315 

Wonder, Stevie 281 

Wood, Allison 203 

Wood, Christopher 271, 308 

Wood, Justin 320 

Woodhouse, Sarah 184 

Woodland, Timothy 134, ,203 

Woods, Kimberly 296 

Woods, Michelle 136, 290 

Woodsman, York 268 

Woodson, Greg 350 

Workman, Candace 141 

Workman, Kelly 235 

Worton, Kat 352 

Wright, Dixon 350 

Wright, Jesse 229 

Wright, Tana 314 

Wszalek, Diane 345 

Wu, Courtney 266 

Wu, Michael 267, 279, 314 

Wuestewald, Eric 315 

Wukie, Jacob 274, 275 

WXJM 315 

Wyatt, Tucker 350 

Wyka, Meghan 218 


Xenia 91 

Yakopec, Steve 350 

Yancey, Griff 350 

Yarbrough, Cedric 100 

Yates, Ashley 285 

Yeisley, Sean ; 304 

Yoon, Eui 203 

Young, Alyson 134 

Young, Brittany 309 

Young, Emma 299 

Young, Nick 279 

Young, Sarah 256, 272 

Youngberg, Sean 181, 271 

Yuhasz, Lauren 297 


Zaino, Garrett 203 

Zambeno, Marie 235 

Zanks, Brayden 314 

Zarone, Jordan 345 

Zawilski, Bret 296 

Zeiler, Kevin 213 

Zelasko, Sarah 213 

Zelena, Nathan 31 

Zeiler, Jill 290 

Zeroual, Jessica 346 

Zeta Tau Alpha 126, 150, 151 

Zimmerman, Nick 342, 343 

Zimmerman, Rachel 315 

Zingraff, Rhonda 217 

Zinn, Laura 312 

Zuckerman, Cari 138, 295 

Zurlo, Nick 299 

Barry & Joannp Fm<;\vilpr 

Lisa & Murray Rosenbach 

Elliot & Leonora Oriiz 

RicfiardPKatz and Family 

D. Michelle Gregory 

John & Barbara Lawless 

Don & Angela Barber 

Warwick & Tom Tomfohr 

Enrique A. Bellini 

Caitlyn M. Fralin 

Stephen & Linda Austin 

Rose & Frank Armour 

Mr & Mrs. Mark Kress 

Edward & Amanda Perry 

Tom & Maura Higginbotham 

Karen Janine Walentek 

Dr & Mrs. Brian Torre 

Cerow Family 

Mike k Michele Bradsliaw 

Ronald Maurer 

Cayle & Micheal Bennett 




396 ClosLng 

Victoria Alcaniam 
Gh^err^ Anderson 



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