Madison Magazine

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Summer 2008 Issue



James Madison University

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A perfect storm

Bruce and Lois Cardarella Forbes ('64) have always had a heart for JMU students. Their latest gift -- ”in a long list of contributions to Madison -- ”is the largest in the university's history. Page 28

The new century's president

An excerpt from Madison Century, the book commemorating JMU's centennial, chronicles Linwood H. Rose's first 10 years of leadership Page 34

A Q&A with Linwood H. Rose

President Linwood H. Rose talks about sustaining and celebrating the JMU character. Page 42

100 years of Madison Experience

What traditions from the university's first century will continue to flavor the Madison Experience of the second century? Find out what these alumni, students, JMU parents and professors say. Page 44

Pitching baseball

Tom Ward ('79) grew up watching the Washington Senators play baseball in the nation's capital. After serving in the front office of three pro sports expansion franchises, he is back home as senior vice president for marketing for the Washington Nationals. Page 50

Full Frame

What a week! This special foldout keepsake highlights the historic Centennial Week events. Page 1


Your Letters Page 4

Contributors Page 6


JMU President Linwood H. Rose on the Centennial Celebration culmination. Page 7

Gov. Timothy Kaine headlines the Centennial convo

Gov. Tim Kaine saluted JMU on its 100th birthday and compared Madison's success to the commonwealth's progress. See more photos from Centennial Week on Page 20.


Centennial Commencement, vocal library donation, Merck supports JMU‐RMH Collaborative, alum shares National Archives' treasures at the James Madison Center and more Page 8

By the Numbers

Who's No. 1? What's No. 9? How about 30, 50, 100 and 8,000? Page 11


Share your Madison Experience with a prospective student, Be the Change, Mickey Matthews on the MadiZONE and MadisonOnline Page 13

Dukes Turf

Teresa Garbee ('08) interviews new men's basketball coach Matt Brady Page 14

Special Report

Class of 1958 honors a favorite professor, makes a special gift and ensures the Madison Experience during their 50th reunion Page 17

Purple Carpet

Centennial fireworks fly as alumni, professors, students, donors and community members feted Madison's 100th Page 20

Bright Lights

Pastry chef Kim Davis Cuthbert ('92), WNBA draft pick Tamera Young ('08) and Virginia administrator of the year Stan Stewart ('78) Page 24


JMU Institute for Visual Studies director David Ehrenpreis writes about Xu Bing's "new ways of seeing." Poetry by Ginny Ficker ('08) Page 52

Professors You Love

Professor Raymond Dingledine Jr. made history exciting Page 57

Mixed Media

Books by alumni including: Shenandoah National Park Simply Beautiful, How to Get Sued: An Instructional Guide, The 10 People Who Suck and Traveler's Tool Kit: Mexico and Central America Page 58


Alumni Association launches new Web site and reorganizes alumni chapters, new affinity chapters, Notes from the Road alumni tour and 2008 JMU football away‐game tailgates Page 59

My Madison

A Centennial Week recap by a longtime JMU benefactor Page 61


Seven alumni return to Madison to lead the administration and support the JMU Office of the President Page 63

Friends for life

1961 classmates reconnect annually Page 69

Be the Change

Two alumni raise funds and awareness for cancer research Page 70

Class Notes

News from alumni, scholarship thanks, and alumni highlights on Ericka Floyd ('06), Meredith Rosanelli ('07) and Patrick Spero ('00) Page 72

Pitching baseball

Tom Ward ('79) welcomes JMU fans to the Washington National's new $611 million stadium, which opened on March 30. Page 50

Celebrating 100 Years of the Madison Experience

Whether you found your soul mate, best friend or mentor at JMU, traditions from the first 100 years of the Madison Experience endure. Page 44

Xu Bing's 'new ways of seeing'

Square word calligraphy by Xu Bing brings the message that "art is for the masses" (far right of scroll). Page 52

A perfect storm

Longtime Madison benefactors Bruce and Lois Cardarella Forbes ('64) bring "Big Jim" to campus. Page 28

the new century's president

It's all in the details. Judith Rose helps her husband prepare for one of many centennial engagements. Page 34

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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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