Madison Magazine

Article Title

Winter 2006 Issue



James Madison University

Publication Date


Table of Contents

Special Report

Benchmarking reveals Madison's astonishing achievment Page 19

Bright Lights

Math professor Laura Taalman, chemistry whiz Michael Peretich ('06), Pfizer star Michele Kelly ('90), DoD exec Debra Fillippi ('78) Page 26

How will we communicate?

With the upsurge in non‐English speaking children in America's classrooms, "It's not in to be monolingual," says JMU's English as a Second Language program founder, Solange Lopes‐Murphy. Teachers are turning to ESL programs for training and endorsement to effectively reach and teach their students. Page 36

West Wing Dukes

White House insiders Liza Wright ('92) and Meg Hauck ('95) serve as assistants to President George W. Bush. Wright is assistant to the president and director of presidential personnel and Hauck is special assistant to the president for legislative affairs. Page 48

First Football

As My Madison recounts, those first stalwart but hard‐luck Dukes did their job back in 1972—got a future national championship program off the ground. Page 63

Full Frame Page 2


Your Letters Page 4

Contributors Page 6


JMU President Linwood H. Rose on preparing for JMU's Centennial Celebration in 2008 and looking beyond to the university's second century in 2012. Page 7

ESL Reality

It's not 'in' to be monolingual in today's public school classrooms. Page 36


Two new doctoral programs, students win IT title, Fulbright sends profs to Cairo, Centennial Celebration planning, Microsoft supports education program, space suit work, estate planning brunch Page 8

By the Numbers

What's No. 1? And 6 And 12? Page 11

Madison Scholar

ISAT prof Jonathan Miles shows where the wind blows Page 12

Madison Century

Ducky memories around Newman Lake Page 13


James Madison Day, Truth is on its Way, Admissions Web site, Centennial Online, Operation Purple Pride, Katrina Relief Page 15

Purple Carpet

9\textfractionsolidus{}11, Constitution Day, Plecker Center grand opening, music and achievement at the Kennedy Center Page 16

All Steinway

An anonymous $1 million gift bestows exclusive status on School of Music Page 18

Dukes Turf

Walls sisters are triple field hockey threat, top collegiate lacrosse player, one stroke short at U.S. Amateur Page 20

15 Minutes

Constitution Day and other Madison events and people in the news Page 24

Professors You Love

Piano professor Eric Ruple spurred the motivation within Page 30


The true nature of global terror: "We can't allow the normality of the normal world" blind us to the true nature of global terror Page 31

Real Life

A perennial example and advice on staying young from daffodil expert Suella Reynolds Robinson ('30) Page 54

One World

Excerpts from a nursing student's Katrina relief journal Page 55


A voice from the storms tell a story of havoc and healing Page 57

Mixed Media

A mother's tragedy by Maxene Shank Kleier ('41), plus The Changing Face of Economics, alumni starring in The Lance Krall Show. Page 59


Duke Dog challenges all comers to crank up the purple pride, important dates, chapter activities and networking Page 61

New Chapter

Chicago alumni bring a taste of the 'Burg to the shores of Lake Michigan Page 62

Legacy Luncheon

Eighty new freshmen hail from the Dukes gene pool Page 65

Thank you, Mr. Jones

May grad enters Chicago's Inner City Teaching Corps Page 66

Back in the 'Burg

Tripping the light with dance studio owner Grace Manly Machanic ('58) Page 71

Class Notes

News from alumnil, JMUWorks, a Disneyland reunion and Sweet 100. Page 72

Bright Light

Math professor Laura Taalman is winning awards and students. Page 26

Madison Century

Newman Lake picturesque and full of memories Page 13

Alumni Networking

It's great to be Young, Gifted and Black in Washington, D.C. Page 69

Material Type

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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