MAD4U

What is MAD4U?!

Madison 4U hosts a variety of events in Warren Hall, Taylor Hall and the Festival, known as the Union Buildings. Come out, have fun, and make new friends!  There is always something going on with MAD4U!!

 

Click Each Event for a Full Description*:

*While we do our best to provide accurate information, the hectic nature of campus life means that details will occasionally be subject to change. The Mad4U staff will announce and update events regularly on the calendar of events as well as our MAD4U Facebook Page.  

Social

Teatime

Come celebrate "hump-day" every Wednesday at 4:00pm over tea and scones! Teatime has quickly become a tradition for community building and sharing, over a cup of hot tea provided by MAD4U. Teatime will be held outside on the beautiful Warren Patio while weather permits. Later, when temperatures chill, invite your favorite professor to join you in the hallway outside of the Student Activities & Involvement office, Warren 320.

Creative Madison Craft Night

Mad 4U hosts an open studio in the Club House, Taylor 202 every Saturday evening from 7:30 until 12am and you don't have to be an art major to come get your "creative" on! We will put out supplies for a variety of projects including card and jewelry making as well as provide the space to spread out a bit and work on art of your own imagining. Look for theme development on some Saturdays as we invite local artists and crafters for special events. Get a feather in your hair, paint a pair of Tom's, make a hula hoop, or learn to sketch for stress relief. We've got the space if you've got the time and interest, plus a cookie. What's not to love?!?

GetDown at SunDown

**Weather permitting** GetDown at SunDown will be held on Fridays at 5:30pm on the Festival Lawn through October. MAD4U brings music, treats, games, hoops, performance art! Kick off the weekend on the Lawn!


Music

Tunes at Noon

Grab your lunch and head to TDU @noon every Friday for a lunchtime showcase of student talent recruited from Open Mic Night on Tuesday. During every Open Mic Night, our talent scouts are out and listening for performers who can hold the stage for an hour long concert to celebrate week's end!

Open Mic Night

Every Tuesday night in Taylor Down Under, Madison 4 U hosts an open mic night, which gives JMU students an opportunity to be in the spotlight. Solo and small ensemble acts are welcome be it poetry, stand-up, or music as long as it's legal this is your opportunity for 20 minutes of fame! Musicians, please consider this an audition for our Tunes at Noon show every Friday in TDU!

Starting on Tuesday morning students can sign up online here.

If you are having difficulties signing up on the online form, please call 540-568-8157.


Mindfulness

Madison Meditates

Madison Meditates offers an hour of meditation practice daily. No experience is required and meditation cushions and chairs are provided. There is a variety of facilitation styles and meditation modalities offered as follows for Fall 2014:
Monday - Shari Scofield aka Jyoti facilitates. Session offers basic mindfulness and intention setting.
Tuesday - Professor Jared Featherstone facilitates. Session offers mindfulness practices and QiQong.
Wednesday - Professor Ed Brantmeier facilitates peaceful centering.
Thursday - Yoga Teacher Taylor Evans offers an hour of Ashtanga Yoga instruction. Mats provided.
Friday - Professor Liam Buckley facilitates.
   

Mindful Experience Retreat Day

 Dec. 6th 2014. Prepare for exam week spending an afternoon coming home to breath and body! details pending…


Special Events

Mario Cart & Super Smash Bros

MAD4U will be hosting a Mario Cart & Super Smash Brothers tournament event a couple of times a semester in TDU. Prizes will be awarded. Visit the events calendar for exact dates and times.

“For Love” Benefit Gala

Mad 4U will produce it's sixth annual "For Love" benefit gala in February. Past events have included "For Love for Haiti", "For Love for Tyler", "For Love for the Gulf "and "For Love for the Burg".  Keep your eyes open for the date and time coming early in January!