- Graduating May 2022
Sam Coulson is a member of the Writing Team and is starting his sophomore year at JMU. He is an English major with minors in Creative Writing and Math. Though Math may seem like a strange choice , Sam enjoys working with numbers and treats math problems like puzzles. He found out about TAD through fellow writer, Naomi Stuart. After meeting Sam through the sketch comedy group, Maddy Night Live, she suggested he apply for a position.
Sam likes to spend his free time reading. Being an English major, he is always looking for a new book to thumb through. He also enjoys movies and TV shows. His favorite show of all time is Buffy the Vampire Slayer.
“It’s ridiculous,” he says. “It ran for way to long, but it is so much fun.” In fact, he loves the show so much he wrote an essay on the series for his college application.
While working at TAD, Sam hopes to learn more about working as a writer and in a team oriented office setting to help further his career. As of now, he is not sure where he’ll end up in five years time. He has considered going to graduate school, but he has not committed to the idea. Ideally, he’d like to have a job where he’s reading all day. The one place he doesn’t see himself working is Taco Bell. The chain has blocked him on Twitter for DMing them too much.
Exceptional Student Employees Honored with Director’s Awards
“These students are each perfect examples of what a committed employee looks like. They’ve gone above and beyond in each of their positions and will continue to do great work in the future. The awards were presented to the deserving students at the University Unions Student Employee Appreciation Banquet.
TAD’s Guide to Thanksgiving Food
“How can you spice things up while maintaining the traditions of the season? What do you do with all of your Thanksgiving leftovers? Well, TAD has you covered. The Writing Team has gathered some of the best, most simple recipes around to get you through this holiday season with a belly full of good food.”
Find Your Place at Madison Union’s Open House!
Stop by between classes to grab some lunch and spend some time getting to know Madison Union on Wednesday, September 4 from 11am to 2pm! Make your way around the building to taste dips, fruits, veggies, and sweets.
Exceptional Student Employees Honored with Director’s Awards
Working a job in any capacity can be difficult, but add in a full class schedule and a job gets more challenging. Each year the Director’s Awards at JMU are awarded to outstanding student employees working in University Unions.
Escape Deep Sea Danger at UPBreak Free!
Do you like mysteries? Do you feel like challenging yourself with an elaborate puzzle? On Saturday, March 30th, from 4-10PM, UPB is hosting an escape room competition on Festival Lawn!
Get Excited about Giving at Late Night Breakfast!
Who Let the Dukes Out at Late Night Breakfast? Find out on Thursday, March 21st from 10pm-12am in Festival! Show your school spirit and fill up on free breakfast food with UPB’s Late Night Breakfast. This event is centered around Giving Day and will be the last stop on the Giving Day bus tour. JMU Spirit will be in full swing!
UPB Breaks the Routine with Late Night Breakfast
When the routine of college life gets you down, the one thing that can revive your spirit is free food. UPB’s Late Night Breakfast, a JMU staple thrown multiple times throughout the semester, is one means to this end. Last Thursday, September 26th, the event in Festival did not disappoint.
Daniel Franzese Taps into Mean Girls Nostalgia for Comedy Night
As students flooded into Grafton, the iconic mantra “on Wednesdays we wear pink” seemed to echo. UPB members were all decked out in pink shirts in honor of Daniel Franzese, known widely for his role as “Damien” in the now classic film Mean Girls, who was performing for Comedy Night.
Performers Deliver Laughs and Realness at the UPB and SOGIE Drag Show
Festival Ballroom was a little bit shinier than normal on Saturday, October 5th. UPB and Sexual Orientation, Gender Identity, and Expression (SOGIE) put on a Drag Show featuring the glamorous drag queens of Rhinestone Productions.
Go Back to the 70s with UPB Bingo
Looking for a good, groovy time? If so, be sure to go to UPB Bingo on Saturday, November 2nd from 8-10 PM in TDU!
Get to Know New People at the OCL Roommate Mixer
Everyone’s heard a roommate horror story and while listening to them can be fun, no one wants to live one. If you want to avoid a rough roommate experience, check out Off Campus Life’s Roommate Mixer on Thursday, November 14th from 7:30-9:00 PM in the Festival Highlands Room.
Get Excited About Fraternity Recruitment at IFC Info Night
Are you looking for your group at JMU? Do you want to join a tight-knit brotherhood? If so, make sure to come out to the JMU Interfraternity Council Info Night on January 19th from 6:00-8:00 PM in Festival Ballroom.
Stock Up on Groceries at OCL’s Pop-Up Pantry
Are you a student on a fixed income in search of free food? If you’re looking to be an at-home cook on a tight budget, the office of Off-Campus Life (OCL) is throwing a Pop-Up Pantry where students can pick up free groceries on January 27th from noon to 6 PM in Festival Conference Room 4.
TAD Expresses Gratitude with Another Tadentines Day
As we reach another Valentine’s day, it’s easy to get bogged down thinking about romance, elaborate gifts, and fancy dinners. However, here at TAD, we are expressing another form of appreciation for each other.
FSL Invites You to Join the Movement to End Human Trafficking
The issue of human trafficking is complex and close to many people’s hearts. If you’re looking to gain more insight into this topic, make sure to come out to Join the Movement to End Human Trafficking, an event put on by Fraternity and Sorority Life on Monday, February 24th at 7pm in the Festival Highlands Room.
Celebrate Spring with Madipalooza and UPB’s Madipalooza After Dark
As spring approaches, we celebrate the return of warm weather, flowers, and leaves, but here at JMU we also celebrate the return of one of our most exciting yearly traditions: Madipalooza. Mark your calendars for Madipalooza 2020 on Saturday, April 25th starting at 1pm.