Madison Magazine

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Winter 2018 Issue


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Remembering Ronald E. Carrier

One of the country's most dynamic and effective college administrators, Carrier catapulted JMU to prominence during his 27‐year presidency (1971‐98) and left his mark on a grateful campus community. Page 30

A Candid Conversation with Linwood H. Rose

Former president reflects on what made Carrier great Page 43

Our 'Uncle Ron'

Members of the Madison family pay their respects to Carrier Page 46

The Next Big Idea?

Enterprising spirit pervades JMU Page 38

To Catch a Snake

Student researchers help tackle Florida's python problem Page 52

Continuum of Care

Nursing graduate leading community effort to keep chronic patients out of ER Page 56

Art and Everything Else

Professor Kathy Schwartz champions the role of art education in a visual world Page 60

Full Frame

ESPN's College GameDay returns to JMU's Quad for live broadcast Page 1


Carrier tributes Page 4

Contributors Page 6


President Jonathan R. Alger reports on JMU's work with Growth4VA campaign Page 7

News & Notes

COB teams master final Google Online Marketing Challenge; Goldberg leads civic engagement center; ISAT students win NOAA science contest; David Ehrenpreis' new book highlights Harrisonburg's storied past; X‐Labs recognized with Virginia technology award Page 8

Faculty Voices

JMU professors offer perspectives on topics of the day Page 11

Envision the future

COB to get a new look Page 12

Pulling up on his own bootstraps

JMU senior Michael Johnson takes on the challenge of the nursing program and ROTC Page 18

JMU Nation

New Union Bank & Trust Center to open in 2020 Page 20

Bright Lights

JMU senior Dylan Russell puts his skills to work in internships in London, D.C.; Najeeha Khan ('17) and Kayla Barker ('17) put civic engagement into practice in hometown Page 26

Alumni News

Highlights from Homecoming; new Alumni Association directors; President Heather Hedrick ('00) outlines the benefits of Madison Network Page 64

Prized Protector

Paul Spraggs ('78) helps JMU students 'engineer' career success Page 68

Ride with JMU Pride

JMU license plates support student scholarships Page 70

Class Notes

Updates from JMU alumni; Future Dukes; Celebrations Page 72

Picture This

A mural celebrating unity graces the Center for Global Engagement's new home in Madison Hall Page 80

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