Madison Magazine

Article Title

Fall 2005 Issue



James Madison University

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Table of Contents

All Pham, all the time

Last spring's papal succession puts new justice studies professor Peter Pham on the media's speed dial and on the evening news. Page 24

The healing power of play

After last year's tsunami devastated many of the countries and families around the Indian Ocean, graduate psychology professor Anne Stewart remarks about her work with the children of Sri Lanka and their amazing resilience. Page 31

A Tree of Knowledge

Graduate psychology professor Gregg Henriques offers up an audacious new theory to encompass, well, everything we know—or think we know—from science to culture. Page 36

Forever young

When firebrand Mildred Hammond ('52) retired as a school librarian, she turned her husband's life upside down. She dragged the lifelong livestock farmer with her to clown school, and now "Bubble B and Mr. B" spend their time spreading joy. Page 46

Full Frame Page 1

Your letters Page 4

Editor's Note Page 5

Contributors Page 6


JMU President Linwood H. Rose on Madison's word‐of‐mouth reputation Page 7

Forever Young

Bubble B creates smiles and enjoys life Page 46


Commencement commences; Madison music to come to the Kennedy Center; Debate team wins Public Sphere Award; No alcohol, no regrets; Greater Madison Hall of Fame inductees Page 8

By the Numbers

What's No. 1? Page 11

Madison Scholar

Professor alleviates dry‐eye syndrome Page 12

A Madison Century

Test your knowledge of JMU football history Page 13


President George Bush's biodisel fuel speech Page 15

Purple Carpet

Ralph Roop receives Honorary Alumnus Award, plus James Madison Day celebration Page 16

Up Close

Madison Connection caller Katie Ott ('05) Page 18

Special Report

Who pays for higher education? Page 19

Dukes Turf

It's next year. Will Mickey Matthews do it again? Plus Redskins' Tom Ridley ('05), gymnast Jason Woodnick ('05) and women's golf's CAA ride Page 21

Bright Lights

Artist Jim Crable, dancer Erica Mercke ('05), screenwriter Don Rhymer ('82), executive Amy McPherson ('83) Page 26

Professors You Love

Theater professor and costumer Pam Johnson Page 30


How do great souls communicate? Page 33

Picture This

Crisscross the Quad Page 34

Real Life

The obesity epidemic reaches the Sesame Street crowd Page 54

Mixed Media

Colin Pine ('96) narrates Year of Yaoplus The Third Translation by Marr Bondurant ('93) Page 56


What's the right way to start a family? Page 58


Elaine Toth Hinsdale ('85) elected president of the alumni board; Madison Cup threepeat Page 62

My Madison

The 1958 Jackson Hall nine remain tight Page 63


Spring 2005 class reunions Page 65

Metro Dukes'

Relay for Life Page 67

One Potato

Potato Farmer of the Year Jeff Campbell Page 69

Picture This

A Quad wedding: Sharon Chewning ('96) and Josh Espinoza ('95) Page 70

Tidewater Chapter's

Annual beach party Page 71

Class Notes

News from alumni; JMUWorks; Class of 1955, ADP, Blass and Horning memorial scholarships; Richmond's Freshman Send‐Off Picnic; plus In Memoriam Page 72


Anne Stewart's tsunami relief Page 31


Matt Bondurant ('96) meets and greets Page 56

Friends Forever

Jackson Hall's 1958 "Dining Divas" Page 64

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Full Issue








Madison is an official publication of James Madison University and is produced quarterly for alumni, parents of JMU students, faculty and staff members, and friends of the university. It is produced by the Division of University Advancement. Editorial and advertising offices: JMU, MSC 5718, Harrisonburg, VA 22807.



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