Madison Magazine

Article Title

Winter 2009 Issue



James Madison University

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Table of Contents

An Unparalleled Investment

In this special section, read about the transforming Madison Experiences made possible by donors to JMU's triumphant Madison Century capital campaign. Page 16

Alvin and Nancy Baird's legacy

The Baird Attention and Learning Disabilities Center is a community resource and hands‐on learning opportunity for students. Page 18

Making the greatest impact

Jarl ('84) and Elizabeth Bliss ('84) support both JMU students and professors by multiplying the power of a gift. Page 19

'We have arrived'

The senior vice president for university advancement chats with the Madison Century Campaign co‐chair about the successes of the university's first capital campaign. Page 20

The Dingledine family legacy of support

The Dingledine family has always had a special place in the Madison legacy of support and continues to have an impact on JMU's future. Page 25

Full Frame

Signature moment for the performing arts Page 1


Your Letters Page 4


JMU President Linwood H. Rose on Madison's triumphant capital campaign Page 5

Performing Arts Center takes center stage

The combined efforts of several major Madison Century campaign donors are changing the face of campus and the future of performing arts at JMU. Learn more about this symphony of major support on Page 22.

A gift of love

Dick Roberts honored his wife by funding the Shirley Hanson Roberts Center for Music Performance in the future Performing Arts Center. Page 23

Still supporting the team

The center named for Frances and the late Bob Plecker brings together the best advantages for superior athletic and classroom performances. Page 26

The investment of a lifetime

Jim and Julie Riley ('99P, '05P) create the first privately funded Centennial Scholarship to address diversity. Page 28

Madison Century Campaign Report

What do future world changers say about the impact of your campaign donations? Thank you to all campaign donors. Page 29

By the Numbers

What is No. 2 in the Madison Century campaign? What about 19, 40, 246 and 174,524? Page 6


Madison Art Collection and College of Education celebrate Virginia Indian history, Goodman & Company supports accounting fellowship, JMU goes green, $1.5 million grant for science education, Gandhi statue gift Page 7

Picture This

Historic presidential nominee visit by Barack Obama and College Republican‐sponsored events engage James Madison's principles Page 10

Dukes Turf

Dramatic gridiron comebacks Page 13

Recapping the Madison Century

JMU's first capital campaign is successful on many fronts including a final total that topped the $50 million goal by $20 million Page 14

Homecoming 2008

Blogging, tailgating, cheering on the Dukes Page 53

Alumni News

Alumni board drafts plan to extend the Madison Experience, Kathy LaMar ('12P) shares a Family Weekend diary, and Richmond alumni volunteers head back to school Page 57

Homecoming stomp

No. 1 JMU handles Delaware 41‐7. Page 53

Rally in the Valley

Seniors Tina Douroudian (third from left) and Sarah Mead (second from right) covered the Obama Rally for MadisonOnline, and Sarah provides more reflections on Page 10

Richmond Dukes head back to school

Richmond alumni rolled up their sleeves to clean up the grounds at George Wythe High School. Page 60

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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 3610, Harrisonburg, VA 22807.



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