Madison Magazine

Article Title

Spring 2008 Issue



James Madison University

Publication Date


Table of Contents

Beautiful charity

Former Miss Virginia, USA, Patricia Southall Smith ('92) and her husband, Emmitt Smith, are helping others -- mostly children -- to fulfill their dreams. Page 30

The Madison Century's university era

An excerpt from Madison Century, the book commemorating JMU's centennial, chronicles how President Ronald E. Carrier, "Uncle Ron," shaped Madison into a respected regional university. Page 32

Saving lives in South Africa: Be the Change and serendipity

Amy Porter Zacaroli ('88), JMU health science professor Debra Sutton, JMU students and a little help from serendipity perfectly demonstrate the JMU Be the Change attitude as well as its tremendous value to all who are touched by it. Page 40

Full Frame Page 1


Your Letters Page 4

Contributors Page 6


JMU President Linwood H. Rose on celebrating 100 years in the making. Page 7

Be the Change

The JMU Be the Change spirit comes full circle in South Africa as a health science professor teaches Be the Change to students; an alumna lives Be the Change; South Africans learn to help themselves and Be their own Change; and students determine to embody Be the Change in their own lives. Page 40


Phoef Sutton ('81) addresses December grads, NAACP chair Julian Bonds keynotes MLK Week celebration, composer Steve Reich headlines 28th Contemporary Music Festival, Geology Society of America recognizes student duo's research, Virginia science teachers honor ISAT professor and more Page 8

By the Numbers

Who's No. 1? What's No. 4? How about 14, 16, 87 and 19,350? Page 11


JMU Alumni Association launches new Web site, Centennial Celebration connections, Center for Economic Education, MadisonOnline Page 13

Special Report

Portraits in Bluestone is a transcendent musical experience Page 16

Purple Carpet

Virginia legislators toast JMU's 100th, Pruden Educational Technology and Media Center dedication, campaign scops in Roanoke, Philadelphia and Bristol Page 18

Dukes Turf

Tamera Young ('08) sinks JMU points record, Bridgeforth Stadium expansion, women's soccer honors and Betty Jaynes' hall of fame nod Page 20


Poetry by English professor Laurie Kutchins and onggi art by ceramics professor Sukjin Choi Page 23

Bright Lights

Vice provost for research and public service John Noftsinger ('85), history professor Alexander Leidholdt and Milken Educator Amy Macaleer ('01) Page 26

One World

13‐and‐under baseball team hits a home run for South Dakota's Oglala Lakota children Page 45

Professors You Love

Professor Norlyn Bodkin's dream turns into an outdoor classroom Page 47

Mixed Media

Books and music by alumni and professors: China Ghosts, Kid Tales: A Children's Storybook Without Illustrations, Mental Health Issues in the Criminal Justice System, We are His Poets, and We Fell in Love at JMU Page 48


Alumni mentorship program, Centennial Challenge, Alumni Volunteer Weekend, Black Alumni Chapter Leadership Weekend, Metro Dukes Job Fair and more chapter news Page 49

Distinguished Alumni Awards

Army general, teacher and longtime chapter volunteer take 2007 awards Page 50

Legacy Luncheon

JMU Alumni Association welcomes Class of 2011 Page 51

My Madison

Striking a chord for the Wilson Hall clock tower chimes Page 52

Homecoming 2007

Alumni and JMU parents tailgate Purple and Gold style, Spirit and Entrée Contests winners Page 53

Class Notes

News from alumni, scholarship thanks, JMUWorks musical theater professor Kate Arecchi's passion project at the Papermill Theatre, and alumni highlights on Monica Frey ('02), Jeffrey Crecz ('03) and Sam Wilson ('02) Page 58

Homecoming Fever

The sun always shines on Homecoming. Even a one‐point loss to Richmond didn't deter alumni, students and parents from enjoying the Tailgate of the Century. Page 53

Art ambassador

Art professor Sukjin Choi teaches traditional Korean ceramics to JMU art students and shares her "onggis" with the local community. Page 24

'Uncle Ron'

Ronald E. Carrier's vision and confidence in students helped him shape Madison into a respected regional university during his 27 years as president. Page 32

Composing a legacy

American composer Steve Reich headlines the Contemporary Music Festival, sharing his musical mastery with professors and student composers. Page 14

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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 3610, Harrisonburg, VA 22807.



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