Madison Magazine

Article Title

Spring 2006 Issue



James Madison University

Publication Date


Table of Contents

Bright Lights

Internationally recognized graphic designer Kristie Kinch ('06), Spanish professor Karina Kline‐Gabel and civil affairs commander Maj. Gen. Buz Altshuler ('76M) Page 28

Priscilla's Homecoming

Ripped from her home in Sierra Leone, little Priscilla was thrown into shackles, then into the hold of a ship for a harrowing journey through the Middle Passage, before she landed in America into a life of slavery. Two and a half centuries later, in a story that has captured media attention worldwide, JMU faculty member Joe Opala takes Priscilla's descendant back home. Page 38


Every April, hundreds of bands, deejays, panelists and devotees from the mid‐Atlantic flock to the stages of JMU and Harrisonburg for a two‐day indie rock festival staged by Madison's student‐run WXJM. With hip‐hop, alt‐country, punk, metal, folk and more, it's an orgy of sound and energy. Page 48

Alumni Eye

Two alumni write their views of Homecoming 2005 Page 63

Full Frame Page 1


Your Letters Page 4

Contributors Page 6


According to JMU President Linwood H. Rose, a JMU education packs a lot of power. You're proof. Page 7

Special Section

What do all these Madison professors, students, alumni and donors share? Page 8


Checking the program of WXJM's annual indie show which showcases lesser‐known bands and films Page 48


Cindy Coolbaugh ('70) gets a piece of the Nobel Peace Prize, students' cybersecurity video takes honors, award‐winning sociology professor, national honors for chemistry students' research, Lego competition puts fun in science, MLK Jr. Day and more Page 14

By the Numbers

What's No. 1? And 2? And 10? How about 17, 78, 205, 587 or 21,479? Page 17

Madison Scholar

David Jaynes could lead to a breakthrough for treating diabetic ulcers and bedsores Page 18

Madison Century

May Day was Madison's longest‐running and most cherished tradition, lasting into the early '70s, when impatience with antiquated rules and rituals by then prevailed Page 19


The James Madison Center, The Needle, Online Centennial news, Operation Purple Pride, Online Shakespeare database Page 21

Purple Carpet

Homecoming Gala awards, the Physics‐Chemistry Building grand opening and Harrison Hall grand re‐opening Page 22

Dukes Turf

Matt Magerko's All‐America honor, plus JMU strength coach earns national distinction Page 24

15 Minutes

Madison events and people in the news Page 27

Mixed Media

Gus the Bus, plus An Ecology of High‐Altitude Infancy: A Biocultural Perspective, Hip‐Hop Inc., PerceptiveTravel.com and Honesty Works! Page 26

Professors You Love

Kinesiology professor Judi Flohr raised standards Page 32


We should make of education a sacred trust to bring together all of America in all of its diversity Page 33

Real Life

A rain‐soaked nationals hasn't dampened the spirit of triathlete Barbara Carson‐Campbell ('95M), who hits the half‐century mark fitter than ever Page 54


What do a dietitian, health services administrator, nurse, physician assistant, psychologist and social worker have in common? Not much, until an interprofessional health ethics course brings them together Page 55

Up Close

School of Media Arts and Design major and Madison photographer Casey Templeton ('06) wins the 2005 College Photographer of the Year and with it an internship with National Geographic Page 58


Metro Duke's latest service project—VolunteerFest—is so popular, it's a party; 1993 alumnae group marks 12th Christmas connection; 2005 Homecoming Photo Contest winners Page 59

New Chapter

Beantown heats up as New England alumni stoke the purple pride Page 60

My Madison

Watch Us Play Page 61

Madison Legacies

The Madison Experience spawns a teaching tradition for five sisters Page 68

Class Notes

News from alumni, JMUWorks, Margot Knight ('74), Anna Fariello ('93), 1st Lt. James Sheasley ('02) Page 72

Picture This

Mindi Westhoff ('07) captures QB Justin Rascati in action at Homecoming Page 80

Priscilla's Homecoming

History professor Joe Opala links American slave descendant to her home in Sierra Leone Page 38

Bright Light

Kristie Kinch's artistic statement against fur wins international acclaim Page 28

Homecoming 2005

Duke Dog never fails to get the fans howling. Two alums share Homecoming stories Page 63

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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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