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Discover Your Strengths

NOVEMBER 21ST, 2014

Discover Your Strengths

The StrengthsFinders Leadership Conference is fairly new to JMU as of last year. Since then, the program has been utilized to provide students, faculty and staff with an understanding of their strengths to improve their leadership. The conference is based on an asse…

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Coming Home for Breakfast

NOVEMBER 13TH, 2014

Coming Home for Breakfast

Exit 245 and other a capella groups like Note-oriety and Madison Project set the tone for Homecoming Late Night Breakfast as hundreds of students piled into E-Hall the night before Halloween. With friends, giveaways, a blowup ball game, and breakfast food abound, students had all their dreams fulfi…

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Let Loose at GetDown at SunDown

SEPTEMBER 16TH, 2014

Let Loose at GetDown at SunDown

A Friday evening “get down” is the perfect way to let loose after a busy week of studies. When weather permits,

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Dux Center Offers Programs, Books, Games and More!

MAY 21ST, 2014

Dux Center Offers Programs, Books, Games and More!

“Dux” is the Latin translation for “Leadership,” and leadership skills are exactly what the Dux Center offers the JMU community. Their target audience ranges from the individual to groups or organizations and they offer a wide range of resources.

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Juicy J Turns Up Convo

APRIL 29TH, 2014

Juicy J Turns Up Convo

Eager students crowded Convo on Thursday, the 24th, for the Spring Concert performances by Juicy J and Sage the Gemini. Doors opened at 7:00pm, and students swarmed—eager to claim a good spot in the pit or stands for the 8:00 start time. 500 tickets were still available when the doors opened—a number that contin…

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Saturday Night Fever at MadiTHON

APRIL 7TH, 2014

Saturday Night Fever at MadiTHON

Instead of closing at 10pm on Saturday, March 29th, the party was just getting started in UREC’s main gym, as over 700 students literally danced the night away for JMU’s first ever MadiTHON. MadiTHON was an all night dance party organized by Phi Mu and Delta Upsil…

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Finding Superpowers at JMU

FEBRUARY 25TH, 2014

Finding Superpowers at JMU

Excitement fills the morning air on Saturday, February 8th as students eagerly await JMU’s first ever Superpowers, Strengths, and Leadership Conference.  With Room 405 of Taylor hall at a comfortable capacity of around fifty students, those in attendance display a great enthusiasm for the day ahead.

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Greek Organizations Awe with Helping Hands

FEBRUARY 24TH, 2014

Greek Organizations Awe with Helping Hands

Every calendar year, JMU’s Fraternity and Sorority Life hosts the Excellence Awards to showcase Greek organizations of particular accomplishment. The Outstanding Philanthropic Event or Program award continually depicts the giving nature of JMU&r…

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New Fraternity & Sorority Life Site Puts Community First

FEBRUARY 20TH, 2014

New Fraternity & Sorority Life Site Puts Community First

On February 7th, JMU Fraternity and Sorority Life (FSL) launched a new website. The site exhibits a renewed focus on FSL news, events, and organizations. It is more user-friendly, offering a three column layout and image slider mimicking the

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The Tuesday Night TDU Buzz

FEBRUARY 4TH, 2014

The Tuesday Night TDU Buzz

It’s Tuesday night and TDU is alive with the buzz of conversation. Twilight has set in outside and the lights are low inside, giving the usually chaotic basement of Taylor Hall the look of an underground poetry bar in the city. As 7:00 pm nears, students start to trickle in and find seats, creating a cozy and dedicated audience of liste…

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Photo Contest Reveal During Study Unions

DECEMBER 4TH, 2013

Photo Contest Reveal During Study Unions

For the December shows, Madison Union Galleries decided on a different approach.  Instead of featuring only photographs from a single artist, they held a contest and invited the JMU student body to submit pictures related to two themes: 'Who Are You?' and 'My Favorite Things: Toys and More!'  Students could submit up to…

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Sammy Adams: Behind the Scenes

NOVEMBER 23RD, 2013

Sammy Adams: Behind the Scenes

A line of students waited outside of Wilson’s front entrance on Thursday night. At 7 p.m. on November 11th, the doors opened, and a sea of JMU students filled the rows to the max. At 8 p.m., Boston-native and rapper, Sammy Adams, jumped—literally—onstage to greet the mass of screaming admirers in the crowds. …

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LEAD Team Consultants Helps Students Discover Their Unique Leadership Skills

NOVEMBER 18TH, 2013

LEAD Team Consultants Helps Students Discover Their Unique Leadership Skills

The word “kijiji” in Swahili means village. For LEAD Team Consultants, Chris Scroggins and Cameron Young it means the same. Through their roles as Consultants, they aim to “help students discover their passions so they can go out and make a difference in the community,&rdquo…

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Ratatouille and Peanut Butter Pie!

OCTOBER 17TH, 2013

Ratatouille and Peanut Butter Pie!

Sous chef at E-hall and JMU alumni, Timoty Topling is a charismatic and endearing individual who should have his own cooking show. Throughout his two hour Cooking Workshop, hosted by Off Campus Life (OCL) on Friday, October 11th, Timoty taught attendees how to create a well-b…

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Super Sweet Late Night Breakfast

SEPTEMBER 20TH, 2013

Super Sweet Late Night Breakfast

The kingdom of King Kandy, the ever-reigning monarch of Candyland, engulfed Festival on Thursday night, September 12th, as UPB hosted a Candyland-themed Late Night Breakfast.Members of JMU’s Club Swimming team served out a menu of breakfast food that would make any candy lover’s mouth water: candy castle eggs, princess…

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JMU Clubs and Organizations Rocked the Lower Turf

SEPTEMBER 3RD, 2013

JMU Clubs and Organizations Rocked the Lower Turf

Student Activites and Involvement sponsored a successful Student Org Night August 31st on the UREC lower turf. St…

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University Unions Employee Ritter Clevenger Receives All Together One Award

MAY 15TH, 2013

University Unions Employee Ritter Clevenger Receives All Together One Award

The All Together One Awards were created to recognize and thank the individuals who embody the spirit of community at JMU. They are hosted and organized by JMU’s chapter of Omicron Delta Kappa (ODK), a National Leadership Honor Society. The first annual All Together One Awards ceremony was held in the spring semester of 2000, and ODK ha…

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University Unions Recognitions - April 2013

MAY 6TH, 2013

University Unions Recognitions - April 2013

University Unions would like to recognize our hard working and dedicated employees. For the month of March, the following people received a shout out from their colleagues: A Shout Out to Jackie Robinson “Jackie has been awesome since the day she sta…

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Study Unions Spring 2013

APRIL 25TH, 2013

Study Unions Spring 2013

University Unions hosts its annual Study Unions at Madison Union (Warren Hall and Taylor Hall) and Festival from Sunday, April 28th  through Wednesday, Thursday 2nd from 6pm to 7am. Each location will be open around the clock, offering stress relief and good-humored videos, massage therapists providing head and neck…

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UPB Spotlight Series: Singer Songwriter Circle

APRIL 24TH, 2013

UPB Spotlight Series: Singer Songwriter Circle

As the semester is coming to a close, and amidst a stressful week, there is nothing more relaxing than good music and junk food. UPB held another successful Spotlight Series, entitled the Singer Songwriter Circle, on Wednesday, April 17th. Unlike many past Spotlight series events that feature one primary artist, the night c…

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Madipoolza III Vamps it Up

APRIL 17TH, 2013

Madipoolza III Vamps it Up

Madipoolza III on Saturday April 13th, 2013 on the Festival Lawn proved to be a great way for JMU students to celebrate the new and much appreciated spring weather.  Artists Joe Robinson, Ella Mae Bowen, The Last Royals. Shwayze, Many Nights Ahead, The Lonely Biscuits, and Foxy Shazam took the stage throughout the day, leaving…

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Macklemore & Ryan Lewis Take a “Victory Lap”

APRIL 15TH, 2013

Macklemore & Ryan Lewis Take a “Victory Lap”

The Convocation Center shook from bass and a hype crowd last Monday, the 8th, as Macklemore & Ryan Lewis raised the bar for UPB’s annual Spring Convo Concert. The event sold out approximately 30 minutes before Macklemore took the stage around 9:00. “The turnout has been great! We just sold out at …

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University Unions Recognitions - March 2013

APRIL 3RD, 2013

University Unions Recognitions - March 2013

University Unions would like to recognize our hard working and dedicated employees. For the month of March, the following people received a shout out from their colleagues: A Shout Out to Sean Maher “Sean did so much work to make the OCL website student-friendly! …

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A Scientific Late Night Breakfast

MARCH 27TH, 2013

A Scientific Late Night Breakfast

Watching UPB set up for this month’s event was more fascinating than usual. In rolled an Oxygen Bar, slime supplies, and poster cut outs of beakers and chemistry symbols—all for the Bill Nye themed Late Night Breakfast last Thursday, the 21st. Attendees migrated amongst the Oxygen Bar (where bubbled oxygen with various fla…

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Inaugural Ball 2013

MARCH 18TH, 2013

Inaugural Ball 2013

On Thursday, March 7th, University Program Board welcomed well-dressed guests to their Inaugural Ball. Festival Ballroom was decorated with a luscious atmosphere of purple lighting, drapery, and various plants provided by University Events. Five acapella groups—the Madison Project, Exit 245, Low Key, Bluestones, an…

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University Unions Recognitions - February 2013

MARCH 15TH, 2013

University Unions Recognitions - February 2013

University Unions would like to recognize our hard working and dedicated employees. For the month of February, the following people received a shout out from their colleagues: A Shout Out to the Events Staff “For all of their help and work with new system …

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Pinterest Party Gets ‘Re-Pinned’

FEBRUARY 7TH, 2013

Pinterest Party Gets ‘Re-Pinned’

Students crowded into TDU for the first ever Pinterest party hosted by UPB last Wednesday, January 30th at 8:00 pm. Tables were lined up and filled with supplies for attendees to make the crafts pinned on their ‘Arts and Crafts’ boards on Pin…

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A Magical Late Night Breakfast

NOVEMBER 26TH, 2012

A Magical Late Night Breakfast

Walking into Festival around 10:30pm-12am on Thursday, November 8th felt like you were entering a Disney movie. In reality, however, it was UPB’s Magical Kingdom Late Night Breakfast. The event was high energy from the start as students crowded in. Everyone enjoyed a fourth meal and the reminiscing and reliving of childhood memo…

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Dukes Debating Dukes

NOVEMBER 6TH, 2012

Dukes Debating Dukes

‘Is it our job to police the globe?’ ‘What is the role of the Environmental Protection Agency?’ ‘What should our nation’s health care system look like?’ Last Thursday, November 1st, attentive students and community members filled Warren Hall to hear these questions answered by JMU’s v…

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Purple and Gold Pancakes with the Duke Dog

OCTOBER 30TH, 2012

Purple and Gold Pancakes with the Duke Dog

On Thursday, October 25th, E-Hall was full of students excited for UPB’s annual Homecoming Late Night Breakfast. What made this year’s event special was that attendees had the chance to take a picture with the Duke Dog and receive a free JMU Homecoming 2012 t-shirt. The event was especially spirited thanks to the presence of the J…

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ACUI Conference 2010 A Groundbreaking Success

OCTOBER 26TH, 2012

ACUI Conference 2010 A Groundbreaking Success

After a year of meticulous planning, the 2010 Region 5 Conference went off without a hitch. Over 130 guests, including a record-breaking 60 students, attended this year’s conference, held in The Festival Conference Center and Madison Union- the “heart and soul” of James Madison University. Inspired by this year&rsquo…

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Warren's Birthday!

OCTOBER 4TH, 2012

Warren's Birthday!

Did you know that October 12th is the 40th Anniversary of Warren Hall? Well, mark your calendars folks because in celebration of this momentous occasion, University Unions is hosting a reception you won’t want to miss. Where: Third floor of Warren/on PatioWhen: October 12th, 12:3…

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Wilson Concert Series: Gloriana

SEPTEMBER 26TH, 2012

Wilson Concert Series: Gloriana

Ready, set, wait! Sophomore Josh Mizez stood in line for three hours in order to have the chance to participate in a “meet and greet” with Gloriana before their performance at Wilson Hall at 9:00pm on Thursday, September 20th. The wait was well worth it for Josh, who got to meet the band and take a photo with them. Josh has been a…

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Oregon Trail Late Night Breakfast

SEPTEMBER 17TH, 2012

Oregon Trail Late Night Breakfast

The 2,000-mile Oregon Trail was recreated Thursday night in Festival for the monthly Late Night Breakfast hosted by UPB. The event lasted from 10-12pm with students coming and going throughout the two-hour time period. “I’ve been to a lot of these before and I think they’re great!” said Junior Hospitality Manag…

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Recognizing JMU's Leadership: Dolley Awards

APRIL 30TH, 2012

Recognizing JMU's Leadership: Dolley Awards

The Office of Student Activity and Involvement received one hundred and forty nominations and 16 students and faculty became the proud recipients of Dolley Leadership Awards. The elegant occasion was celebrated on April 18 in the Festival Ballroom.  The award ceremony, which has been an annual occasion for over three decades, was…

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Madipalooza 2012

APRIL 24TH, 2012

Madipalooza 2012

Looking for information about Madipalooza 2013? Check out www.madipalooza.com. The Festival lawn was once again filled with the sights, sounds, and smells of celebration as the JMU community kicked off the second annual Madipalooza festival.  O…

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Study Union Spring 2012

APRIL 18TH, 2012

Study Union Spring 2012

Rooms in Warren, Taylor, and Festival will be open all night for student use from 6 PM to 7 AM starting Sunday, April 29th, through Tuesday, May 1st. Taylor Down Under will be the relaxation station with food, movies and games. In Festival, the relaxation station will be located in the Lower Drum. There will also be free neck massages…

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Madipalooza 2012

APRIL 12TH, 2012

Madipalooza 2012

Looking for information about Madipalooza 2013? Check out www.madipalooza.com. Madipalooza is an annual "Festival at Festival" on the James Madison University campus. The event is this Saturday, April 14 from 1-7 PM on the Festival Lawn. Rain location is …

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Headphone Disco

MARCH 19TH, 2012

Headphone Disco

Having--or not having--a pair of headphones was the difference between night and day at the Headphone Disco sponsored by UPB on March 1st. The event, DJ’ed by David Taylor from Scotland and Harrison Beacher (aka DJ Beach from D.C), served as a unique, creative medium to announce the Spring Convocation Concert show.

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Madison Art Gallery Shows

MARCH 16TH, 2012

Madison Art Gallery Shows

Four different art shows with very diverse styles are being featured in the Warren Nook, Transitions, and Taylor Down Under. In TDU, the work of Erin Ayres, senior and Lead Photographer for Technology and Design, is displayed. This photographer captured old and abandoned h…

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Spotlight Series: iRon Lion

FEBRUARY 28TH, 2012

Spotlight Series: iRon Lion

University Program Board’s Spotlight Series is known for meeting the interests of all attendees, and Wednesday night’s performance did just that. The event featured iRon Lion, a Rastafarian reggae artist whose soulful music drifted through Taylor Down Under. The concert was an educational showcase featuring black history. Througho…

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‘For Love, For Tyler’…Be Yourself

FEBRUARY 22ND, 2012

‘For Love, For Tyler’…Be Yourself

Free food, free music, and a great atmosphere were offered at this year’s Mad4U benefit gala for the Tyler Clementi Foundation, which was celebrated Saturday, February 18. According to the Tyler Clementi Foundation website, Tyler was a young gay man, who ended hi…

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FSL Excellence Awards: Time to Get Recognized

FEBRUARY 15TH, 2012

FSL Excellence Awards: Time to Get Recognized

The Office of Fraternity and Sorority Life received more than 300 nominations for the 2012 FSL Excellence Awards.  Members of Greek organizations and advisors submitted nominations to recognize individuals and chapters in the community. “We have different awards recognizing them for their work during the year,” said A…

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Lunar Café

FEBRUARY 14TH, 2012

Lunar Café

Quiet, colorful, and serene, Lunar Café’s unique setting at the Skyline Museum in Festival was a ripe environment for a relaxing chat. On February 7th at 7:30 p.m., Mad4U hosted its first Lunar Café of the 2012 spring semester. They equipped guests for poetic conversation with beautiful surround…

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Mardi Gras

FEBRUARY 14TH, 2012

Mardi Gras

Purple, gold, and green filled Festival Lower Drum, trimming Festival with an early Mardi Gras treat. The Late-Night Breakfast on February 9th featured games such as golfing, bead tossing, and an inflatable cash cube. The event also offered commodities you could walk away with such as ‘money’ gum, beads, personal street signs…

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Funny Freakin' Friday: Eric Nieves

FEBRUARY 12TH, 2012

Funny Freakin' Friday: Eric Nieves

On Friday night, Taylor Down Under was filled with laughter as comedian Eric Nieves took the stage. University Program Board’s Funny Freakin’ Friday was yet again a huge hit. Every available seat was filled and the crowd even overflowed into the hall, eager to listen to the comedy show. Nieves knew his audience, and his jokes rang…

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Spotlight Series: A Wednesday Night with Annie Lawrence

JANUARY 28TH, 2012

Spotlight Series: A Wednesday Night with Annie Lawrence

University Program Board hosted a Spotlight Series event featuring Annie Lawrence, a JMU senior and WRTC major. Lawrence’s album, Light is Stronger, is currently listed on iTunes for $4.95 and includes five tracks which she composed herself. This upcoming artist, who first began performing at her local church and regional theat…

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Live at the Drum: January 26

JANUARY 28TH, 2012

Live at the Drum: January 26

Talented performers, free pizza, and beanbag chairs: Mad4U knows just how to draw a college crowd. This month’s Live at the Drum, held in the Festival Lower Drum from 9 p.m. to 11 p.m., featured student singer Lexie Hayden and the acoustic quartet Big Creek Revival.  Kristen Sowden, Mad4U Graduate Assistant, w…

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A Sugary Night

JANUARY 24TH, 2012

A Sugary Night

Many childhood memories were evoked as students walked into the Festival Lower Drum on Thursday night from 10 p.m. to 12 p.m. Bubbly colors, various types of candy, and vibrant music had transformed the room into a Willy Wonka themed UPB Late Night Breakfast. University Program Board designed a ‘sweet and sugary’ night for…

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Student Org Night 2012

JANUARY 22ND, 2012

Student Org Night 2012

Student Org Night 2012 showcased nearly 200 student organizations. Each was represented with a combination of vigor, enthusiasm, bright colors, and even prizes in the Festival Conference Room from 9-11pm on January 19th. Though the event was indoors, students were pleased with both the set-up and space provided at this year’s ev…

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Relaxation Station

DECEMBER 11TH, 2011

Relaxation Station

With finals coming up and everyone looking for an escape from studying, University Program Board’s “Relaxation Station” couldn’t have come at a better time. Held on Friday, December 9th, from 8:00 P.M. to 12:00 A.M. in Transitions, the event was a huge success. The experience featured…

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Local Laughs

DECEMBER 11TH, 2011

Local Laughs

Joe Townsend, a junior SMAD major, opened for nationally known comedian Ace Guillen at University Program Board’s Funny Freakin’ Friday.  Townsend began his comedic adventures at Potomac Valley High School where he was given the unique opportunity to work with S.O.F.A Troupe, a well-known improv group. Th…

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A Very Merry Creative Madison

DECEMBER 9TH, 2011

A Very Merry Creative Madison

Imagine walking into a room on campus in which you had the freedom to do any sort of art and craft.  Well thanks to Creative Madison, you can do anything your mind and heart desires in the Clubhouse (Taylor 202) every Saturday from 7:30 to 10 p.m.  Last weekend, this event was Christmas-themed and Mad4U called i…

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Blast From the Past

NOVEMBER 16TH, 2011

Blast From the Past

Chanting Nsync and Britney Spears lyrics, climbing giant blow-up mountains, and chowing down some Mickey Mouse pancakes were some of the activities enjoyed at University Program Board’s 90’s-themed Late Night Breakfast on November 10th. Since the majority of current students at JMU grew up in the 90s, the Late Night Breakf…

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Cupcake Wars

NOVEMBER 5TH, 2011

Cupcake Wars

Food Network was not the only one celebrating Halloween with cupcakes. JMU’s University Program Board hosted its second annual “Cupcake Wars” on October 26th in Taylor Down Under. Students lined up to register for the cupcake decorating contests and sophomore Emily McGlone expressed her anticipation. “I lo…

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Spotlight Series: November 2nd

NOVEMBER 5TH, 2011

Spotlight Series: November 2nd

As outstanding voices and perfect harmonies drifted through Taylor Down Under, many JMU students were drawn to UPB’s Spotlight Series on Wednesday, November 2nd. Student band Big Creek Revival opened for The Lumineers, a folk group from Denver, Colorado.  Big Creek Revival is an acoustic folk quartet consisting of JMU stude…

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Spotlight Series: October 19th

NOVEMBER 4TH, 2011

Spotlight Series: October 19th

“Check, check, is this mic on?” was the introduction to vibrant guitar playing that engulfed Taylor Down Under as the band, The Will to Survive, played one of its most popular songs. Spotlight Series, a special concert series that hosts JMU-linked bands currently on the rise, staged The Will to Survive on October 19th at 8…

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Elizabeth and the Catapult

OCTOBER 30TH, 2011

Elizabeth and the Catapult

Elizabeth and the Catapult came to James Madison University on October 5th as part of University Program Board’s Spotlight Series Event. This trio, based in New York, performed in Taylor Down Under from 7:00 to 8:00 p.m. Their music inspired students to sing along and even buy the group’s CDs. Elizabeth and the Catapult also visi…

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Glow Golf

OCTOBER 30TH, 2011

Glow Golf

With music filling the speakers, lights dancing across the ceiling, and energy in the air, University Program Board’s Glow in the Dark Mini Golf event was the place to be on Friday, October 14th. The Spirit and Traditions committee, usually in charge of hosting the notorious Late Night Breakfast and Funny Freakin’ Friday, were als…

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Harry Potter Matinee

OCTOBER 25TH, 2011

Harry Potter Matinee

The Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows Part 2 matinee on Sunday, October 23rd featured face painting, trivia, and a raffle where attendees could put their ticket in one of the boxes featuring each of Hogwarts houses: Gyffindor, Hufflepuff, Ravenclaw, or Slytherin. University Program Board hosted an afternoon of fun activities for m…

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Late Night Harry Potter Breakfast

OCTOBER 21ST, 2011

Late Night Harry Potter Breakfast

Anyone walking into Festival on October 13th from 10 p.m. to 12 a.m. was in for a very magical surprise. The entire building was transformed into a Harry Potter-themed fantasy world for this month’s late night breakfast. University Program Board’s Spirit and Traditions Committee filled each room and corner with fun activities…

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Warren's 40th

OCTOBER 14TH, 2011

Warren's 40th

Cupcakes laid out in the shape of Warren Hall and apple cider drew both students and faculty to the Warren Birthday celebration on October 12th from 12:20-2pm. However, it wasn’t just these scrumptious treats that made the set-up so eye-catching; the event also featured a timeline of the JMU/Warren community since it’s start in 1971. The…

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Off Campus Fair

OCTOBER 3RD, 2011

Off Campus Fair

Free t-shirts, popcorn, lemonade, candy, and pens covered the tables of off-campus housing developments and local retailers advertising to students at the Off-campus Housing Fair on September 27th. The fair, hosted by JMU’s Off-campus Life, took place during lunchtime. This was opportune for students at Festival for lunch during the 11-…

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Late Night Homecoming Breakfast

OCTOBER 3RD, 2011

Late Night Homecoming Breakfast

JMU's University Programming Board hosted “Homecoming Late Night Breakfast” as a way to allow students a fun and safe alternative to ‘going out’, says Natalie Hamlin, UPB’s Public Relations director. She adds that on these evenings, UPB encourages tradition, celebration, and a carefree good time. UPB offe…

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Kijiji Kicks Off

SEPTEMBER 29TH, 2011

Kijiji Kicks Off

Maybe you’ve heard of Kijiji as a leadership assembly, or even a cultural student organization, but did you know that Kijiji is a service organization aimed to help the Harrisonburg and JMU communities? Members of Kijiji have the opportunity to create a “Change of Action Plan” that facilitates a long term project to …

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Spotlight Series: Everyone's Heart

SEPTEMBER 28TH, 2011

Spotlight Series: Everyone's Heart

Comfortable chairs, dimmed lights, and great music. As if that trio isn’t inviting enough, University Program Board’s Spotlight Series also offers free cookies. It’s every college student’s dream event. On Wednesday, September 21st, Spotlight Series featured the acoustic Indie Rock group Everyone&rsq…

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Meaningful Message from Dr. Martin

SEPTEMBER 27TH, 2011

Meaningful Message from Dr. Martin

“College is not about IQ. It’s about I will,” Doctor Joe Martin, National Campus Speaker of the Year, insisted during his appearance in Grafton-Stovall Hall. University Program Board’s efforts to hold the event on Tuesday, September 20th were greatly appreciated due to Dr. Martin’s appealing and applicable m…

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Movie on the Lawn

SEPTEMBER 20TH, 2011

Movie on the Lawn

What could be better on a rainy night at the end of the week than a comfortable setting and a movie? University Program Board presented this opportunity for JMU students living on and off campus at 9 p.m. on Thursday, September 22. UPB provided an appealing atmosphere for a movie viewing including free popcorn, cotton candy, and a showing of …

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Funny Freakin' Friday

SEPTEMBER 19TH, 2011

Funny Freakin' Friday

If laughter is the best medicine, Funny Freakin’ Friday is the cure for all types of school sickness—from senioritis to boredom or stress. The event occurs every Friday from 8:00 p.m. to 9:00 p.m. in Taylor Down Under, and is guaranteed to elicit a chuckle. This past Friday, September 16th, the TDU stage feature…

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Student Org Night 2011

SEPTEMBER 14TH, 2011

Student Org Night 2011

With about 250 student organizations represented at Student Org Night 2011, the Convocation Center was off-the-wall with energy and excitement. Tables located outside of the basketball arena doors were stocked with free sodas, hotdogs, pens, and maps of the student organizations. Equipped with these free goods, students were fully prepared to…

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Madison Art Gallery Opening

SEPTEMBER 13TH, 2011

Madison Art Gallery Opening

Calling all photographers! Send your portfolio to Madison Union Art Galleries and you could have your own show—completely free of charge.  Once a month, Madison Union looks for new artists to feature. The show will present around sixteen of your photos, which will appear in Warren, TDU, or Transitions for one month. Each ar…

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MAD4U Weekly Events

SEPTEMBER 13TH, 2011

MAD4U Weekly Events

TUESDAYS- Open Mic Night The lights are low, the acoustic is pulsing, and the entire audience is singing along to sophomore Mustafa Qarghah’s rendition of “Sweet Caroline”.  For anyone without Tuesday night plans, Open Mic Night in Taylor Down Under is the place to be. With artists ranging from …

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Madipalooza is a Success

APRIL 12TH, 2011

Madipalooza is a Success

This past weekend JMU students took to Festival Lawn for a carnival like atmosphere. After months of planning and anticipation, Madipalooza occurred on the afternoon of April 9.  The less-than-desired weather didn’t keep over 6,000 students from attending and enjoying the free food, prizes, games and live entertainment that was off…

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Spring 2011 Student Org. Night

JANUARY 26TH, 2011

Spring 2011 Student Org. Night

The second semester Student Org Night was busting at the seams with energy in the Ballroom at Festival from 9-11p.m. Just like last semester, all 350 plus student organizations were in attendance. The main difference between the January’s student org night and September’s was that the turf at UREC was much more accommodating for the quant…

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Late Night Breakfast and Student Org Night

JANUARY 12TH, 2011

Late Night Breakfast and Student Org Night

This January, the University Program Board is teaming up with the Office of Student Activities and Involvement for Student Org Night with a board game themed Late Night Breakfast. Come and learn about the over 350 student organizations at JMU, including UPB. After you had your fill in the ballroom, come downstairs in Festival and act like a k…

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