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THE BLUESTONE 2012, Vol. 103 

The yearbook of 
James Madison University 

March 2011-March 2012 

Enrollment: 19,722 

800 S. Main St. MSC 3522 
Harrisonburg, VA 22807 

(540) 588-6541 
Twitter: @JMU_Bluestone 
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Amanda Caskey / EDITOR-IN-CHIEF 




Nora Bollinger / COPY EDITOR 

Sarah Lockwood / COPY EDITOR 




Deena Agamy 
Mavra Ahmed 
Heather Allen 
Claire Fogarty 
Lauren Gordon 
Kaitlyn Hammack 
Hannah Hayes 
Julie Hirschhorn 
Lindsey Kreger 
Haley Lambert 
Julia Lyons 
Lisa Mees 
Susannah Sack 
Donovan Seow 
Michael Tracy 
Eliza Tutle 
Christine Wells 
Elizabeth Wertz 
Amanda Wilson 


Heather Butterworth 
Meaghan MacDonald 
Jennifer Pierz 
Erica Traveline 
Anjerika Wilmer 



But this was the year of PROGRESS. 



Bridgeforth got a I ^J-story 


GATES restricting daytime traffic 

reduced our carbon footprint 

and WAYLAND Hall became the first 

renovated dorm in the country with 

LEED platinum status. 


Occupy Together sparked a movement, 

A natural prairie flourished 
on the ISAT hillside, 

Double punches on weekends _ 

finally got the O K 

And the end of the /?OSe era 

made way for new leadership. 

It was a lot. But it was change for the BETTER. 


Because we 


4 Opening 

Sophomore Jordan Schwartzbach cheers at the 
freshman pep rally during 1787 Orientation. Freshman 
students relied on their First yeaR Orientation Guides 
to introduce them to the university, 

Opening 5 


10 Opening 

Opening n 

Opening 73 





18 Madipalooza 

62 International Students 

20 Wiz Khalifa 

64 Occupy Together 

22 Graduation 

66 Halloween 

24 Freshman Orientation 

68 Parkour 

30 Freshman MOAT Trip 

70 Freedom House 

32 September 11, 2011 

72 Cars 

34 Bridgeforth Stadium 

74 Engagements and Weddings 

36 Food Co-op 

76 Sober in October 

38 What People Miss 

78 Alternative Day Trip 

40 Campus Gates 

80 Off the Record 

42 Homecoming 


82 Biking 

44 Campus Mail 

84 Geocaching 

46 Harry Potter 

86 Randy Montana 

48 Family Weekend 

88 Fashion 

50 Pet Peeves 

90 Dead Man's Cell Phone 

52 Chiddy Bang 

92 Napping on Campus 

54 Campus Expansion 

94 Sex Ratios in Majors 

56 Kansas 

96 No Shave November 

58 Inner Child 

98 Registration 

60 Fall Comedian 

lOO Route 11 Chip Factory 

76 Table of Contents 

102 Day Trips 
104 New Technology 
106 Ingrid Michaelson 
108 MLK Week 
no Big Brothers Big Sisters 
112 New Restaurants 
114 Odd Jobs 
116 Pets 

118 Teaching Assistants and Tutors 

120 Officer Conley 

122 Open Mic Night 

124 Axis Dance Company 

126 Sweeney Todd 

130 Montpelier Hall 

132 Siblings 

134 Twitter 

136 Women's Issues Debate 
138 Through Your Lens 

Features 17 

Junior Justin Calhoun lands upside down on a Velcro wall. 
Students and community members took turns donning the 
Velcro suit and sticking themselves to the wall at Madipalooza. 
photo courtesy of ASHLEY GRISHAM/ THE BREEZE 



Wiz Khalifa Rocks Sold Out Show 

Wiz Khalifa poi loi ms for a sold out crowd at the 
Convocation Center on April 2. The show was part of 
his Campus Consciousness Tour that encouraged envi 
ronmental awareness before and after the concert, 



Seniors Optimistic About Future 


t was a sea of purple hearts and golden smiles at the Convocation 
Center on May 5 as the class of 20ll gathered for Convocation. The 
room echoed with exclamations of "This is so surreal," "I can't believe 
this is happening," and "Victory!" 

Graduating senior Megan Raymond had been waiting for this moment. 
"It feels amazing to be graduating. It seems like I've been waiting for 
this day to come since I got here," said Raymond. 

A hush spread across the room as President Linwood H. Rose took his 
place on stage. When he opened with, "You're almost there," graduating 
seniors and their family and friends cheered. 

Rose encouraged the class to maintain the virtues and knowledge 
from their courses to change the world, change a life and change the fu- 
ture. He also advised them not to forget the fellowships they formed with 
professors, fellow classmates, dorm custodians and dining hall staff. Rose 
concluded by congratulating the graduating class for their accomplish- 
ments and expressed interest in watching their futures unfold. 

Following Rose, senior speaker Kristin Alexander gave a speech 
comparing college years to locations on the 1787 Orientation "mappy." 

22 Graduation 

Alexander said she thought that after freshman year, many students 
began to think of the university as their home and that over the summers, 
students missed "the way people hold doors open or always seem to be 
happy about something." 

Applause and cheers erupted, affirming the class's agreement. Alexan- 
der ended her speech on the encouraging note that although they did not 
have a mappy for the rest of their lives, their soon-to-be alma mater had 
prepared them well. 

Rose then presented valedictorian Jared Scott Anderson and intro- 
duced the guest speaker, Invisible Children co-founder, Laren Poole. As 
creator of one of the most well-known and largest non-profit organiza- 
tions in the United States, Poole told the class not to be discouraged. 

"The recession and the economy and the lack of jobs - a lot of people 
talk about that being a negative," said Poole. "I actually like to look at it as 
a positive, because without those jobs to fall back on, it's going to force 
a lot of these graduating seniors to maybe take a chance on that dream 
they've always had." 

A 2011 graduate wears her decorated cap during the spring's 
ceremony. Many students decorated their caps with encour- 
aging words for their classmates or messages of thanks to 
their parents. 

photo by DONOVAN SEOW 

This sentiment rang true with many. 

"I thought [Poole's] speech was really inspiring," said graduate 
Alexandra Conroy. "It's very untraditional and unique that he 
didn't graduate college and still ... made such an impact on the 
world. This was real, it meant something." 

Fellow graduate Sarah Carter agreed. 

"It was interesting to see someone do something with [his] life 
without going on the path that everyone else seems to be taking," 
said Carter. 

Following Poole's speech, President Rose gave closing re- 
marks and invited the class of 2011 to the Alumni Candlelight Cer- 
emony in ISAT. The next day, the class members walked across 
the stages of their colleges, received diplomas and graduated. 

"I am so excited for the future and for what's to come," said 
graduate Elizabeth Hubbard. 

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Moving In, Moving Up 


Between August 23 and 24, over 4,100 anxious and excited freshmen approached 
Exit 245 from different backgrounds and geographical areas. First yeaR Orienta- 
tion Guides (FROGs) and Residence Life staff welcomed the newest members of 
the university to 1787 Orientation. 
"When we saw the first car pull up, we were beyond excited and immediately started 
cheering and dancing around," said sophomore FROG Christie White. 

With the assistance of the Office of Residence Life, the Orientation staff and many 
other students worked tirelessly over the two days to help freshmen move suitcases and 
storage bins. 

"It was definitely physically demanding carrying all of the mini-fridges, rugs and boxes, 
but it was completely worth every second. ..everyone was so grateful that we were taking 
the time to volunteer and help with the move-in process," said White. 

As the FROGs introduced themselves to the freshmen and their parents, they pro- 
vided a sense of comfort and stability. 

"I think we also helped the parents feel a little at ease knowing that their 
child wouldn't just be left alone and had someone there for them," said junior 
FROG Chelsea Bruno. 

The FROGs' energy and generosity did not go unnoticed. 

"The FROGs made move-in so easy," said freshman McGraw-Long Hall 
resident Meredith Kipp. "I know my parents definitely appreciated all of the 
help they gave us with bringing everything up to my room, and it saved so 
much time!" 

While moving in was tiring, excitement kept everyone's energy levels high. 
"Every time you would come back down [from a dorm room], you didn't 
want to be that person just standing around, you wanted to keep going!" said Bruno. 
Move-in days were just the beginning of the five-day 1787 Orientation. 

24 Freshmen Orientation 


Sat Aug 20: 

On-campus MRDs move-in 

Band camp begins with kick-off meeting 

Tue Aug 23: 

Residence Hall Move-In (by assignment) 

Ice Cream Social 

Free Movie: "Bridesmaids" 

Game Night 

Wed Aug 24: 

Residence Hall Move-In (by assignment) 
Volleyball and Basketball Tournaments 
University Welcome 

Late Night Dining 

Thu Aug 25: 

UREC Beach Party 

Free Movie: "Thor" 

Karaoke and Open Mic Night 

Laugh Out Loud Improv Comedy 

Fri Aug 26: 

Flag Football and Soccer Tournaments 

Vendor and Resource Fair 
Pep Rally with MRDs 
Late Night Breakfast 
Magician Tim Gabrielson 
Dance Party in the Village 

Sat Aug 27: 

Major and Pre-Professional meetings 

Block Party in the 'Burg featuring Jimmy's Mad Jam 
Mentalist Devin Henderson 

Sun Aug 28: 

FROG Finale 

Freshman Catherine Flood checks in out- 
side of Potomac Hall before moving into 
her new dorm. RAs gave freshmen keys 
and other information before the first 
years settled into their dorm rooms, 
photo by DONOVAN SEOW 

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Junior FROG Brandon Walraven and his partner, 
senior Erin Henning, guided an all-male group of 32 
freshmen from Dingledine Hall. 
"It's definitely been a rewarding experience," 
said Henning, who enjoyed watching the freshmen group 
acclimate to the university, from move-in day to their first 
day of classes. 

During the week, Henning and Walraven led their 
"tadpoles" through campus for meals and large group activities. 
The illusionist act was one of the group's favorite events. 

At lunches, the freshmen mingled with other FROG 
groups, such as a female group, also from Dingledine. 

"They were a little more independent than most groups," 
said Walraven, who described his tadpoles as a diverse 
group of athletes, talkers and introverts. 

Many in the group had a positive attitude toward their FROGs. 
"You can really go to them and ask anything if you 
want. They'll be around all year," said freshman Robert van 

While the group developed relationships with their FROGs, 
they also forged friendships among themselves. A few created 
a dance move called C203, named after one of their rooms in 
Dingledine. Others played pick-up basketball together. 

"I definitely feel nostalgic. It reminds me of my freshman 
year," said Walraven. 

According to Walraven, at the beginning of the week, the 
group was unsure of how excited to act about orientation 
activities. However, by the end of the week, some told 
him they did not want orientation to end. When it did, 
their FROGs gave them some parting advice about how to 
succeed at the university. 

"I told them to get involved," said Walraven. "I think that's 
the best way to enjoy JMU." 

It seemed that this group of men heeded his advice. 
When Henning and Walraven returned to Dingledine for 
birthdays, they found that their tadpoles had adjusted to 
college well, becoming involved in club sports, fraternities 
and religious groups. 


26 Freshmen Orientation 

Members of the university Color Guard prac- 
tice one of their routines. Incoming freshmen 
participating in band experienced a different 
welcoming than their fellow classmates, 
photo by JULIA LYONS 

Hitting the Right Notes 


While most freshmen participated in 1787 
Orientation, others were introduced to the 
university through Marching Royal Dukes 
(MRDs) band camp. 
This weeklong camp, which began with an early freshmen 
move-in, involved 12-hour days that prepared band members 
for the season. 

"Going into it was kind of nerve-wracking," said freshman 
trombone player Grace Owens. "But I immediately felt like I fit 
right in ... I just felt so welcome, especially by my section, but 
[also] by staff and all the student leadership." 

Director Scott Rikkers and Assistant Director Bill Posey head- 
ed the band, but it took many to run the week. One of the gradu- 
ate assistants, Nathan Whittaker, described his job as a "jack of all 
trades," with responsibilities that included taking attendance and 
recording the band. Student leaders, from drum majors to section 

28 Freshmen Orientation 

leaders and drill instructors within individual 
sections, also contributed. 

The hot August days were split into 
sectionals, full music rehearsals, marching 
practices and drill-setting sessions. 

Between rehearsals and during meal 
times, sections participated in "section 
Olympics," competing in activities like 
scavenger hunts, obstacle courses and 
marching drills. 

While some sections bonded by trying 
to win, others took a different method. 

"With the section Olympics, the trom- 
bones always try to lose," said Whittaker. 
"I think they are losing the best." 

The trombone section's lighthearted 

attitude was one of Owens' favorite parts 
of the week. 

While she was still able to meet her 
FROGs and attend a few of the 1787 
events, Owens also learned about the 
school through her fellow MRDs. 

"If anything, I probably got a better 
sense of campus and a better sense of 
what being a JMU student was just from 
hanging out with [my section]," said Owens. 

Band camp helped the MRDs prepare 
for their shows, but it also helped prepare 
freshmen for the next four years. 

Freshmen Learn to Make it in the Wild 

Freshman Kaila Rumford takes a break from 
rock climbing during the July 18 weekend trip. 
The group also canoed and hiked on the trip, 

Setting up his belay device, freshman Blake 
Place follows safety precautions he learned 
from his trip leaders. Like Pace, other freshmen 
used the weekend as an opportunity to meet 
other students after Springboard Orientation, 


Intense and in tents - two parts of junior Daniel 
Falterman's job description. As a UREC Adventure 
staff member in town for the summer, Falterman led 
weekend trips for incoming freshmen called Madison 
Orientation Adventure Trips (MOATs). Falterman and 
four other trip leaders worked in pairs, guiding freshmen 
into woods, down rivers and up mountains. 

Falterman, who wanted to work in the outdoor 
field between undergraduate and graduate school, was 
a water specialist. He and a typically female counterpart 
led canoe trips, as well as hiking and climbing trips. 

"I really liked sharing my love of outdoors with 
people just getting started with their college experience," 
said Falterman. "I hope they thought it was worth while." 

Participants chose from a variety of trips including 
backpacking in Dolly Sods Monongahela National Forest, 
canoeing on the Shenandoah River and rock climbing at 
George Washington National Forest. 

Freshman Heather Rucker signed up for a MOAT 
called "Base Camp Shenandoah National Park." This 
trip, meant for new campers, involved sleeping in three- 
person tents, cooking meals, hiking and rock climbing. 

"It was a lot of fun," said Rucker. "We all got along 
really well and we all bonded." 

This bond began with UREC challenge course 
activities, which trip leaders facilitated upon each 
group's arrival. According to Falterman, these exercises 
"establish[ed] dynamics in the group" before they were in 
the wilderness. 

Teamwork proved valuable on the trips. 

"One day we were climbing on Little Stony Man 
[Cliffs]," said Rucker. "I was stuck and everyone was 
standing at the bottom, directing me where to go. I 
definitely felt like I had everyone's support." 

After four days and three nights of sleeping in 
tents, cooking over gas stoves and hiking a lO-mile trek, 
the nine women on Rucker's trip became close. 

"We all bonded really well and we decided 
that we wanted to keep in contact with each other," 
said Rucker, who ended up having one trip-mate in her 
residence hall and another in a class. 

As an extension of springboard orientation, 
MOATs helped freshmen prepare for college in a unique 
outdoor setting. 

"I would really want to go on one of those trips 
again, because I really like the outdoors and it made me 
experience things that I wouldn't on my own," said Rucker. 
"It made me feel more of a part of the JMU community." 






Students gather in front of Wilson Hall before 
the start of the 9/n candle-light memorial 
ceremony. Speakers shared personal stories 
and reflections about the historic day. 
photo by JULIA POWERS 


It was a defining moment, and its lO-year 
anniversary revisited the question: Where 
were you on September 11? 
As most undergraduates were children 
at the time, the lO-year anniversary allowed 
for new adult-minded reflection of the event. 

"I was in middle school," said student 
body president senior Patrick Watral. "I 
thought that it meant we were completely 
defenseless. The next day, I printed off around 
200 signs of Osama [Bin Laden]'s face with 
an X through it and put them up around the 

Watral said he and his friends were ready 
to fight back. 

"It's like we were incubated and then o/ll 
happened and made us realize how much 
bigger the world was," said Watral. 

Reuniting a Decade Later, Nation 
and Students are Stronger 

Like many students, seniors MaryMargret 
Walsh and Paula Garavel did not know what 
the World Trade Center was before the 

"None of us understood the impact of 
the situation. I mean, I even went to recess," 
said Walsh. 

"I only knew the World Trade Center as the 
Twin Towers," said senior Paula Garavel. "So at 
first, it didn't even really register...! don't remember 
being scared or anything just really confused." 

A decade later, students were still trying 
to process what happened that day. 

"This summer I realized that the lO-year 
anniversary of o/ll was coming up. It struck 
me like it struck everyone," said senior Claire 
Austin, one of the organizers for the candlelit 
remembrance on the Quad. 

Although 9/n happened a decade ago, 
each year it found a different way to make 
an impact, especially for those with a direct 
connection to the day. 

"Ten years brings me right back," said 
Walsh. "My uncle is a cop in New York City, so 
to me this anniversary means the commitment 
from people like my uncle and the effort and 
care they put into helping our country." 

For many students, the anniversary was 
a moment when they could connect with 
their classmates. 

"Every year since then, [this] has been a 
powerful day," said senior Andrew Savage, 
one of coordinators for the ceremony. "This 
year, we had the amazing chance to bring 
everyone together. It was an incredible 
feeling, to know I was a part of it and one of 
the most rewarding things I've done at JMU." 

32 September n, 2on 

All Together 
We Remember 

"I guess when you mix red, white and 
blue together you get purple," said alumnus 
Nick Langridge as he looked through the 
rain toward the candlelit quad. 

Senior Claire Austin worked with 
campus leaders and administrators to create 
this opportunity for reflection. At the event, 
which was open to the entire Harrisonburg 
community, Langridge, fellow alumnus Tom 
Culligan and President Linwood H. Rose 
shared their memories from that fateful day. 
Austin said that she would forever remem- 
ber that night. 

"I am never going to forget 9/11/01, 
and I will never forget 9/ll/n but for a much 
happier reason," said Austin. "Thousands of 
members of our community came together 
to support each other, and that's so beauti- 
ful. We should be so thankful that we have 
the opportunities we do at JMU - that we're 
getting a phenomenal education, so that we 
can go make the world better. 9/11 shattered 
our world, but it gave us the drive to put the 
pieces back together. The memorial was a 
symbol of that for me." 



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Local Co-Op Offers Fresh, Organic Goods 


New to Harrisonburg, Friendly 
City Food Co-Op opened as 
a grocery store specializing 
in organic, natural and locally 
grown food. The food cooperative, 
located in downtown Harrisonburg, built 
a relationship with local farmers and 
merchants so that consumers had the 
best possible food selection. 

With 1,391 members, the co-op 
experienced steady growth after its 
opening in summer 2011. Junior Taylor 
Evans said it was an investment in the 

"It's investing in something that's 
ethical, ethological and environmentally 
sound, so that's always a good thing," 
said Evans. 

At 4,000 square feet, Friendly City 

had a space "big enough to meet your 
retail needs, but small enough to meet 
your neighbors' needs," according to its 

"It's not a huge place so it's easy to 
walk around and look at everything," 
said Evans. 

The co-op sold products that most 
grocery stores carried: produce, meats, 
dairy, dry goods, beauty products 
and medicine. However, the co-op's 
products were all organic or natural. 

The local store even had a station 
where customers could grind their own 
peanut butter for $4 less than a jar of 
prepackaged, natural peanut butter. 

Junior Sinead Gilmore said that 
there was not a lot of mystery behind 
the foods that lined the shelves. 

"[You know] exactly where it came 
from. It makes the whole food-to-fork 
chain a lot smaller," said Evans. 

Evans echoed Gilmore's thoughts 
about eating locally-grown food. 

"Especially since they get so much 
from the farmers market, you can 
actually speak to the person who grew 
your food," said Evans. 

Evans added that Friendly City's 
staff was very knowledgeable. 

"They know what's in season, 
what's really good right now, and that's 
what's really cool, because it's not like 
Wal-Mart where the produce is this 
stagnant pile of tomatoes that looks 
the same all year round," said Evans. 
"Things change, new things come in, 
other things go out." 

Although Wal-Mart was known 
for its low prices, Gilmore said that 
Friendly City had a similar price range. 

"I think college students shouldn't 
be afraid [that it is] going to be 
more expensive," said Gilmore. "Not 
everything is super high priced, there 
are some pretty good prices too." 

Along with reasonable prices, 
Friendly City's local selection helped 
the community. 

"Your choices, including what you 
eat, impact the world around you," said 
Gilmore. "It's not something we think 
about all the time." 

Friendly City opens its doors in summer 2011. 
Many saw it as an investment in environmentally 
sound farming practices for the community, 

Locally grown, organic apples are just some of 
the fresh produce items available at Friendly 
City. The store also sold other items found in 
typical grocery stores, such as meats, dairy, dry 
goods and beauty products, 

Customers can choose between hundreds of 
types of dry goods while shopping for fresh, 
all-natural foods in Friendly City. Though 
the cooperative offered organic and locally 
grown products, it maintained competitive 
prices for college students on a budget, 

Friendly City 


A chalkboard sign at the newly opened Friendly 
City Food Co-Op in downtown Harrisonburg 
boasts the benefits of locally raised cattle. 
The cooperative specialized in locally grown, 
all-natural products, 





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$3.99/6 per box $2.12/8 per box 

$5-99/l6oz $3.68/l6oz 

$6.49/12 rolls $5.97/ 12 rolls 

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New Addition to Campus Sparks Debate 


Students returned to school to find that the rumors had become 
a reality. In an effort to make the campus pedestrian-friendly, the 
university installed four gates that closed parts of Bluestone Drive 
and Duke Drive to non-permit holders during business hours. 
Some of the groups eligible for permits included buses, handicapped 
drivers, university employees and official university vehicles. 

The new traffic flow received a glowing review from Westley Kern, an 
operator and former bus driver for the Harrisonburg Department of Public 
Transportation (HDPT). 

"From our drivers' standpoint, it's really nice," said Kern. "You don't 
have people constantly stopping in the middle of the road, dropping 
people off, picking people up, so it's definitely helped save us some time 
when we're going through the closed off portion of campus." 
Student reactions were more mixed. 

"I didn't get a parking pass due to the gates, but taking the bus isn't a 
problem," said junior Sarah Montgomery. 

Others agreed that the bus system was a good solution. 

"I think if the buses accommodate us, more people should take them. It 
saves gas and reduces traffic in the overall Harrisonburg area," said junior 
Kelsey Ostergren. 

According to Kern, the buses saw a 22 percent increase in ridership 
in the first weeks of fall semester. HDPT acquired more buses over the 
summer, which helped the overloaded routes. 

"Ideally, we would like to get back down to our regular fixed route 
service and not run all those extra buses, but if there is a demand for it, 
we'll run it," said Kern. 

To help with the influx, HDPT attempted to get more people riding 
during non-peak hours. It also proposed several campaigns, including 
another release of the "Ride Me" shirts to increase ridership. 

Greater use of the bus system decreased campus traffic. 

"I think it is nice to make JMU more of a car-free campus," said 
Montgomery. "It is much easier to cross the street. But there are a lot of 
JMU vehicles that have access to get through the gates, so it's definitely 
not without traffic." 

However, some did not agree with the gate implementation. 

"I still think that we are using more gas. Some cars now have to drive 
around campus to certain destinations, consuming more gas, rather than 
just cutting through the campus," said senior Cybill Sison. "Also, the gates 
have caused more traffic around campus, especially during rush hours." 

Junior Allison Lagonigro was not hugely affected by the gates, but did 
not think that they were a good idea. 

"Personally, I would rather have seen a no-smoking campus like Towson 
University before a no-cars campus," said Lagonigro. 

40 Campus Gates 

Features 41 



with the rest 
at the Homeco 
along with other a capella groups, the dance 
team and cheerleaders, 



Celebrating lOO Years of Alumni 


42 Homecoming 


I n 1911, the university looked a lot different. There was a small all-female 
I student body with a focus on education. In 1911 it birthed its first class 
I of alumni and homecoming celebrations soon followed. 

One hundred years later, Homecoming featured a renovated 
stadium, black jerseys and a new system for the infamous Purple Out 
shirts. For students and alumni, like Jaime Centrone, these changes 
enriched homecoming weekend. 

"[My husband and I] are very proud of how JMU has grown as a 
school, both in academics and athletics," said Centrone, who met her 
husband at the university. "It still has the great small school feel and it 
kept its historical touch... we will continue to be supporters and are happy 
to have it as a tradition of our own." 

On game day, Oct. 12, 25,000 fans flooded Bridgeforth Stadium for 
a sold out game against the Richmond Spiders. The expression, "I don't 
know about you, but I hate spiders" from Friday night's pep rally still rang 
in students' ears, as the football players took the field with black jerseys. 

Players had never worn black jerseys on the field. Friday night, before 
the game, the Duke Club Scholarship Auction sold one jersey, putting the 
remaining jerseys up for auction online after the game. All proceeds went 
to support student-athletes on campus. 

Some students began a Facebook event encouraging students to "black- 
out" to match the football team, but purple blanketed the stadium. SGA's 
new Purple Out T-shirt distribution system helped continue this tradition. 

"The new distribution system was much more efficient. Every student 
got a ticket, which guaranteed them a shirt," said sophomore Devin Ortiz. 
"It was nice, because it was much more organized." 

For some students, like senior Stephany Holguin, Homecoming served 
as a reminder that alumni were still part of the university family. 

"My only thought throughout all the Homecoming festivities was what it 
will be like to come back as alumni," said Holguin. "I hope that it is as fun as 
being a student." 

Senior Zeke Lukow also found it hard to imagine being an alumnus, 
but planned to return for as much Dukes football as possible. 

"I am a big sports fan, so I want to be able to follow my school ... it is 
something that I am connected to," said Lukow. 

The university included many new features that developed over the 
past hundred years: east campus, more majors and a renovated stadium. 
However, alumni continued to support Homecoming. A century carried 
many changes, but spirit remained strong. 

Senior Danielle Suchar and other Student Government Association 
members pass a Purple Out shirt to sophomore Monica Athey. 

Athey had to pick up a ticket earlier in the week and show her 
JACard when she got her shirt to prevent students taking multiple 





Cookies, Textbooks and Motorcycles - Oh My! 


he mailroom was a well-traveled place. There was 
a constant flow of traffic from students checking 
mailboxes, sending mail and, of course, picking 
up packages. On an average day, 1,200 to 1,500 
packages went through the mailroom, which also meant that 
the same number of students received a "package receipt 
notification" e-mail. 

According to Customer Operations Manager Barbara 
Meadows, the mailroom contained 5,700 boxes and serviced 
6,300 students. On-campus students received an array of 
items from friends and family, ranging from care packages to 
pre-ordered textbooks to online clothing purchases. 

"The most bizarre thing we've gotten in this year was a 
motorcycle that was shipped here to a student," said Meadows. 

Aside from the occasional motorcycle, students mainly 
received care packages. Freshman Tyler Sheffield was 
excited to pick up his care package of cookies from home, 
a shipment he was anticipating. But not all students knew 
what to expect when they pulled the white ticket from their 
mailbox. After receiving a package notification, freshman 
Megan Hinton was pleasantly surprised to pick up photos 
from a cousin. 

Of course, in order to receive their packages, students 
needed to open their mailbox with a three-number combination. 

"The first time I went to get my mail it took me 15 
minutes to open the box, and I haven't ever fully locked it 
since," said sophomore Emily Peterman. 

It was not uncommon to see students struggling to open 
their mailboxes. For those students, mailroom attendants 
were willing to lend a hand. 

Despite these struggles, many enjoyed going to Warren 
Hall to pick up their mail. For sophomore Shannon Yarnoff, 
nothing could replace the feeling of walking away with a box 
full of goodies, or an envelope from a loved one. 

"I love logging onto my email and seeing that I have a 
'package receipt notification' and going to see what I've 
gotten," said Yarnoff. "It always makes my day." 

With a box of goodies in hand, sophomore 
Madeleine Hines stands in the heart of 
Warren Hall's mailroom. During the first 
month of classes, the mailroom was a busy 
place with students picking up textbooks 
they ordered online, 

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Dorm Life Reveals Students' Pet Peeves 

Dirty clothes, canned food and stray 
electrical cords add to the mess of this 
upperclassmen dorm room. Along with 
dirty hall bathrooms, students were 
easily annoyed by sloppy roommates, 
photo by JULIA POWERS 


For many, college was an exciting time of discovery. 
Some discoveries - such as previously dormant pet 
peeves - were not necessarily exciting. These pet 
peeves varied among on-campus students. A common 
complaint was the cleanliness in residence halls. 

"The showers and bathrooms can get really gross," said 
freshman Eagle Hall resident Allison Walker. 

Fellow hallmate freshman Daniella Sirochinsky agreed. 
"The shower situation in Eagle is ridiculous. There's no room! I 
shouldn't have to do acrobatic tricks to get clean!" said Sirochinsky. 

While many complained about dorm bathrooms, other 
students had pet peeves about their hallmates. 

"I hate it when my hallmates run up and down the halls and 
through the bathrooms screaming really late at night. It's hard 
enough to sleep with the room being hot, because there's no air 
conditioning. I don't need to try to sleep through their screams 
too," said sophomore Chandler Hall resident Kim Mervine. 

Loud, disruptive behavior created a frustrating living and 
studying environment. 

"It drives me crazy when the guy who lives on the second 
floor plays his drum set for hours on end," said sophomore Leslie 
Johnson, who lived in Eagle Hall. "I'm trying to study or sleep in 
the comfort of my room and it's pretty much impossible." 

Students also had problems with their roommates' habits. 
"My roommate always uses and takes my stuff without 
asking and then doesn't even put it back. She just leaves it 
sitting out and doesn't clean it up," said Mervine. 
Some residents knew they irked their roommates. 
"I was really messy last year and I know that it used to drive 
my roommate completely crazy," said junior Melissa Robinson, 
a resident advisor in Chandler Hall. "The room was already 
really small and would get cluttered really easily when one of us 
didn't pick up after ourselves." 

Sometimes hygienic issues caused complaints. 
"My roommate sheds. It's terrible. Her hair just collects on 
the floor and she doesn't pick it up or anything. You have to 
walk through it to get into our room. It's so gross!" said junior 
Chandler resident Emily Schwartz. 

Living on campus broadened students' horizons. Learning to 
deal with pet peeves like loud dorm mates, disruptive hallmates 
and rude roommates was part of the package. 

so Pet Peeves 





"When teachers talk too fast 

during lectures." 

- freshman Sean Ennis 

"When people chew their 

- freshman Kara Sheehan 

"When people ask stupid 

- sophomore Hannah Tyree 

"When people scrape their 
silverware against the bottom 
of their bowl." 
-freshman Kelsey Paylor 

"When people text and they 
don't type out the word." 
-freshman Tori Kimberly 

Messy hallmates leave stray coats, sweaters 
and drinks in this student living space. Dorm 
room common areas were relaxing areas for 
students to watch TV, chat, or do homework 
- but only when clean, 
photo by JULIA POWERS 

Sophomore Levi Cooper stares at a mess 
of dirty laundry littering his dorm room 
floor in Chappelear Hall. Learning to share 
a confined space with others was just one 
of many stressors for underclassmen, 
photo by JULIA POWERS 

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For Your Buck 

Fresh Talent Finds New Fans 

Delayed in travel, Chiddy Bang and his crew arrived just in time 
to take the stage for the University Program Board's (UPB) fall 
Chiddy was the first of three semester concerts held in Wilson 
Hall's auditorium, instead of the Convocation Center. This venue change 
was mostly due to expenses of hosting events in the Convocation Center, 
according to Natalie Hamlin, public relations director for UPB. 

UPB executives chose Chiddy Bang after he ranked No. 1 in an online 
student survey. They chose rapper, and close friend of Chiddy, Chris 
Webby as the opening act. 

"[Webby] is very up-and-coming," said Hamlin. 
When the doors opened at 7 p.m., almost 1,300 students filled the 
auditorium. Tickets sold out, but the venue was not at capacity. Signs 
indicating appropriate crowd behavior, such as "No Crowd Surfing," hung 
on the walls. Prior to the show, UPB promoted the concert by giving out 15 
meet-and-greet passes. The first five people in line received these passes 
and met Chiddy and Webby after the show. UPB also distributed passes 
through a Twitter promotion and to several students wearing UPB apparel 
on campus. 

At 8:15 p.m., Webby took the stage to explosive cheers. The unsigned 
rapper performed songs from his mix tapes and treated the crowd to an 
exclusive EP that had yet to appear on iTunes. Webby left the stage with a 

"I've listened to every one of [Webby's] mix tapes and then some," said 
junior Donnie Royer. "He played a lot of crucial songs." 

After Webby left the stage, the crowd began to chant, "We want 
Chiddy." He made his appearance at 9:30 p.m. with drummer Noah 
"Xaphoon Jones" Beresin who joked about the venue. 

"I appreciate that you're on your feet in a sit down auditorium," said 
Beresin to the crowd. 

Chiddy performed songs from his most recent mix tape Peanut Butter 
and Swelly as well as music from his early career. With his song, "I Can't 
Stop," Chiddy encouraged the crowd to go crazy, prompting scrambling 
from UPB and security personnel. He also asked the crowd for topics to 
include in a freestyle rap. The list, written on a paper plate, included JMU 
girls, Lucky Charms, lions, the Redskins, a girl named Christina, condoms, 
New Orleans and Steve Jobs. 

"They gave him really tough [topics]," said freshman Daniel Hostetter. 
"The fact that he brought it all together was impressive." 

Chiddy returned to the stage after his set for his encore performance of 
"Too Fake," with Beresin filling in for rapper Big Sean. 

"I listened to Chiddy Bang in high school and the concert brought back 
lots of good memories," said Hostetter. 

Rapper Chiddy Bang performs one o 
original songs for an audience of near 
1,300 students. He asked for suggestu 
from the audience to use in a freestyle 
with subjects ranging from condoms t 
Apple creator Steve Jobs, 

Rapper Chris Webby opens the shov 
with songs from his mix tapes and ai 
unreleased EP. Webby's drumme 
Noah "Xaphoon Jones" Beresir 

later joined Chiddy Bang on stage fo 
an encore performance of Chiddy' 


Renovations Give Campus Facelift 


Like a child growing too fast for his clothes, the university 
outgrew its outdated campus and needed renovations. In 
addition to the new gates and towering stadium, campus saw 
changes in the Lakeside and Bluestone areas. 
The reconfiguration of the lake area courtyard transformed a 
cracking concrete slab into a miniature park. The overhaul included 
grassy spaces and mulched gardens to manage runoff. Wide pathways 
lined with benches divided these green spaces and led to a center 
stone-paved circle. In correlation with replacements throughout 
campus, energy-efficient lampposts lit the area. 

According to Holmes Browne, Office of Residence Life's (ORL) 
assistant director for facilities, the improvements were partially geared 
toward the 800 residents of Chandler, Eagle and Shorts Halls. 

"It's definitely a high traffic area," said Browne. "It was an 
opportunity to make the area more attractive and create green space." 

These residents also benefited from additions such as a sand 
volleyball court and sheltered concrete picnic tables with an open grill. 

"Well, it looks awesome," said freshman Eagle resident Charles 
Joseph Sciara, who lamented the loss of the basketball court, but still 
enjoyed the space. "It definitely looks really open ... there's always a lot 
of people out there." 

Another project, Wayland Hall, was a renovation for both artistic 
and environmental praise. Open to residents in the fall, the building 

was gutted and interiorly reconstructed. Thirty-eight of 150 Wayland 
residents were part of the new Arts Learning Community. These 
students took a class together and also benefited from Wayland's 
classrooms, exhibition space and soundproof practice rooms. 

Built with sustainable materials, Wayland was designed to cut 
energy costs and engineered to reduce waste. ORL hoped Wayland 
would become the first Leadership in Energy and Environmental 
Design (LEED) Platinum dorm in Virginia. According to Brown, this 
certification was a big step up from E-Hall's LEED Certified status. 

"That's a big commitment, but if we're not doing it as an institute of 
higher education, who's going to do it?" said Browne. 

While some projects were completed in time for fall semester, 
others remained under construction. Efforts continued on University 
Park, 85 acres of recreation fields off of Port Republic Road and 
Neff Avenue, designed as a backyard for students. Plans for the park 
included disc golf, trails, high ropes and low ropes courses as well as 
playing fields for pick-up sports, intramurals and varsity sports. 

In addition to the park, renovations on the Bluestone Drive steam 
plant persisted, which would enable biodiesel use. Meanwhile, east 
campus saw production of the bioscience building. 

The university's growth spurts created many needs, and like continual 
shopping for a growing child's clothes, construction was inevitable. 

Recently renovated, Wayland Hall's 
exterior still matches the gray stone of 
other buildings on campus. Wayland 
reopened for students before the fall 
2011 semester. 


Students take a stroll through the 
new Lakeside courtyard. The space 
featured walkways and benches, 

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Childhood Activities Provide A Break From Adulthood 


Dr. Suess once said, "Adults are obsolete children." Coloring 
with Crayola crayons, belting out Disney tunes and 
sleeping with fuzzy friends, students sometimes acted as if 
they attended preschool rather than college. 
For students, releasing their inner child was a respite from college's 
chaotic classes. 

"I don't really do things consciously to release my inner child. I just 
kind of do them," said freshman Emily Hunt. "I blow bubbles, I brought 
crayons to school because they're more kid-like than colored pencils, 
and I sing kid songs ... all the time." 

Disney movie nights and SpongeBob SquarePants gummy snacks 
were popular among students. Some brought an army of stuffed 
animals to ease homesickness. 

"The number of stuffed animals I brought with me and the amount 
of Disney music I listen to is disgusting. I may as well be six," said 
freshman Lauren Distler. 

Other students expressed their youthfulness by playing on slides 
and jungle gyms. 

"I went to the big playground by Stone Gate apartments and played 
on the swings, ran around and went down the slides. I didn't even care 
that everything was soaking wet after a storm," said freshman Rachel 

Even some seniors seemed to enjoy childlike activities. 

"Freshman year was a new chapter of my life, so I never thought 
about watching these '90s shows. But now that I'm a senior, I feel 
like I'm farther away from my childhood," said senior Liz Alva, who 
"YouTubed" older shows like "Keenan and Kel." 

Some planned other ways to hold on to their youth. 

"When I have kids, I will be very tempted to become a big kid 
myself," said sophomore Caleb Koch. 

Others agreed that keeping in touch with one's inner six-year-old 
was a release. 

"Sometimes you just want to go back to a non-stressful time," said 

Whether freshman or super senior, students enjoyed returning to 
their childhood passions. 

"I think [it] keeps people in touch with who they used to be," said 
junior Katherine Rooney. "[It keeps people] true to the carefree side of 

Sophomore Stefanee Boothe flies head first down a colorful slide. 
Some students found childhood activities a fun way to alleviate the 
stresses of college, 
photo by Ronald Stewart 

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Comedian Takes Audience Back to the '90s 

M 1* 

The Friday before Family Weekend, comedian Dave Coulier 
performs at the end of UPB's '90s week. Many students in the 
audience remembered Coulier as Uncle Joey from the ABC 
sitcom "Full House." 

Jeff Maurer opens for Dave Coulier in the Wilson Hall 
auditorium on Nov. 11. Maurer, a former semi-finalist on 
"Last Comic Standing," joked about the '90s during his act. 


was driving around campus trying to find 
parking, when this guy comes up to my 
car window and says, 'Cut it out!"' said 
comedian Dave Coulier, as laughs erupted 

in the audience. 

The phrase was made famous by Coulier's time 
on the popular ABC sitcom, "Full House" which many 
in the audience grew up watching. 

On Nov. n, Coulier performed at Wilson Hall 
as the fall comedian during the University Program 
Board (UPB) sponsored '90s week. 

His role as Uncle Joey on "Full House" made 
Coulier a part of many students' childhoods. 

"We thought he would appeal to the student 
body because of face recognition and his humor," 
said Natalie Hamlin, UPB's director of public relations. 

Students who attended the show were pleased 
with UPB's choice. 

"I'm a hardcore 'Full House' fan, so it was 
awesome seeing my childhood personified," said 
freshman Mollie Moran. 

The evening began with Jeff Maurer, a former 
semi-finalist on "Last Comic Standing," who opened 
for Coulier and roused the audience with witty lines 
about the '90s. 

"Remember when we had an economy that 
actually functioned and provided jobs?" joked 

When Coulier took the stage, students 
particularly enjoyed his impersonations and range of 

"He wasn't just a comedian. He was a storyteller, 
a voice actor and even a bit of a slapstick comic," 
said senior Erin Brooks. "I think my favorite part of 
his routine was at the end of the show. He did this bit 
with foreign languages where he taught the audience 
how to feign being multilingual by just saying weird 
American phrases in an accent." 

From playing the harmonica to impersonating 
Scooby-Doo, Elmer Fudd, Bullwinkle and SpongeBob 
SquarePants, Coulier entertained the audience 
during the sold-out event. 

"He's so goofy and PG on ['Full House'] that I 
was worried he'd stoop to doing X-rated stand-up, 
but he was hilarious without shocking the audience," 
said Brooks. "He seemed so down-to-earth and 
really didn't stray at all from the lovable Uncle Joey 
character that we all expected to see." 

Audience members who grew up in the '90s 
related to his stories. 

"It definitely brought back memories, especially 
when he made references to 'Full House' and Bob 
Saget," said freshman Laura Johansen. 

Brooks agreed. 

"I can't tell you how many times I heard audience 
members mumbling to each other about this 
'90s cartoon or that '90s song, saying, 'Oh god, I 
remember this!' or 'Ah! I'd forgotten how much I loved 
that,'" said Brooks. 

By the end of the night, Coulier had cast a wave 
of nostalgia in Wilson. 

"Who wouldn't want to spend a Friday night with 
Uncle Joey?" asked Brooks. 

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International Students Travel Far For Education 


Imagine traveling alone to a far away country and being immersed 
in a new, foreign culture. International students at the university 
experienced the fear of being alone and the pain of leaving family 
and friends behind but also the exhilaration of adventure. 
One international student, freshman Natalia Camacho, came 
from La Paz, Bolivia. 

"It was really hard to leave my family," said Camacho. "But we 
always try to chat or Skype, and my Dad is coming to [Washington] 
D.C. soon and I'm going to meet up with him." 

As an older international student, first year graduate student 
Thomas Grimes from Liverpool, England said the decision to go 
abroad was somewhat easier. 

"I'm used to living away from my family, but it was a little difficult 
at first," said Grimes. "Once I got to know people it was better." 

Getting to know people was one of the harder aspects of transi- 
tioning to life in a new country. 

"I didn't know many people when I came here, but I've made a 
lot of friends now," said Grimes. "I would definitely tell other interna- 
tional students to live on campus. It's easier to meet people." 

Each international student chose studying in the U.S. for differ- 
ent reasons. 

"I was looking for a good school with an undergraduate business 
program," said Camacho. "It interested me that two years ago JMU's 
business program had ranked No. 41, and now it is ranked No. 28. So 
the business school is doing really good." 

While some students attended the university for its academic 
programs, others attended to get a feel for America. 

"I've visited a few times ... And I've always wanted to live here," 
said Grimes. "I thought it would be a really cool way to see what it's 
like over here before moving here full-time." 

Despite their separate difficulties and their individual reasons 
for studying in the states, Camacho and Grimes agreed on one 
aspect - the people. 

"The people here are really nice to me," said Camacho. "The 
teachers are really patient, and when I go to their office hours they 
make sure to explain everything to me that I don't know." 

Grimes also felt welcome. 

"My favorite aspect of James Madison is just how nice everyone 
is. Everyone's up for a good time," said Grimes. "No one is ever mean 
or anything like that." 

Graduate student Thomas Grimes sports a shirt 
from his home country, England. As an older stu- 
dent, the transition was easier for Grimes, 
photo by JULIA LYON 

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Joining A Global Movement 

Protesters assemble in New York City's 
Financial District as part of Occupy Wall 
Street. Similar protests spread to areas a 
over the globe, including the university, 
photo courtesy of EMILY CASKEY 


Beginning in September, millions protested in more than 2,000 
"We must not ignore the historical processes that are taking 
place not only in the U.S. but globally, for they affect all of us," 
said senior Nathan Alvarado-Castle. 

Alvarado-Castle supported the Occupy Together movement and 
became a leading voice in the local movement. Occupy Wall Street 
was its biggest branch, but the movement also had hundreds of smaller, 
local movements around the world. While Occupy Wall Street occupied 
Zuccotti Park in the financial district of Manhattan, most local segments 
did not involve occupying a place. Local grassroots movements like 
Occupy JMU and Occupy Harrisonburg emphasized change through 
dialogue, education and a sense of community. 

"I would describe the Occupy movement as a gathering of different 
people from a range of backgrounds who have come together in 
solidarity out of concern for the future of their nation and their planet," 
said senior activist Amanda Wilson. "As [author and political consultant] 
Naomi Wolf said, Occupy is arguably 'the first large, global conflict where 
people are aligned by consciousness and not nation, state or religion.'" 
While critics argued that the movement lacked a clear purpose or 
objective, Alvarado-Castle saw this lack of structure as an advantage. 

"The structure, or lack thereof, is utilized in order to circumvent any 
categorization ... as being a movement solely evolved around one specific 
issue," said Alvarado-Castle, emphasizing democratic process and 
grassroots dialogue. 

A group of students formed Occupy JMU after watching the national 
movement spread. They formed a Facebook group in early October, 
which new students joined daily. 

Wilson noted that at first the group did not know how they could 
contribute but quickly connected with the larger Occupy Harrisonburg 
movement to help plan community actions. Occupy JMU planned 
teach-ins, documentary screenings and food drives. Their main focuses 
were education as the first step to creating change and support of those 
occupying locations around the world. 

"My hopes for the [Occupy Wall Street] movement is that it will 
reach the right people, take hold and create real, positive change," said 
Wilson. "Occupy is not a movement that can be put into a sound bite, 
and it is not a movement that is going to stop any time soon. All over the 
world, people are waking up. We are taking our world back." 



Halloween Activities Draw Students Out in the Snow 

From haunted attractions to scary movie marathons to pumpkin 
carving, Halloween was a fun-filled holiday for many. While some 
students braved the first snow of the season to attend parties, others 
celebrated in alternative ways. 
Some popular alternatives were the local haunted attractions Fear Forest 
and Luray's Darkwood Manor. 

"I really enjoyed Fear Forest," said junior Miranda Leigh. "I was a little 
scared, but I really like going to see other people get scared." 

Not all students were looking for a fright-filled holiday. The annual Campus 
Crusade for Christ (CRU) dance party was just what some were looking for 
Friday night. 

"It was in Memorial Hall this year which was pretty great," said sophomore 
Ryan Redfern, a CRU member. "A few more people came because of that. 
People from Swing Dance Club kind of stumbled upon it and danced so that 

Nightmare at UREC was another popular campus-sponsored event. 

"It's free and something different you can do on a Saturday night," said 
junior Katharine Colfelt. "It was awesome, and I really appreciated all the hard 
work that the volunteers put into it." 

Whether partying off-campus or going to the CRU dance party on-campus, 
students donned many different costumes. Students became everything from 
the cast of "Glee" to Minnie Mouse to M&M's. 

"My friends dressed as Betty and Barney [Rubble] and wanted my boyfriend 
and me to dress as Fred and Wilma [Flintstone]," said sophomore Hillary 
Hayes. "I think it was a success. We got so many compliments just walking 
around his dorm." 

Many of these couples costumes made an appearance. 

"Costumes were really cool this year," said sophomore Kelsey Campbell. "I 
saw a girl dressed as an owl, and her boyfriend was dressed as a Tootsie Pop. It 
was a really cute and different idea." 

Whatever students chose to do on Halloween, they made sure to make the 
most of their spooky celebrations. 

"My favorite part about Halloween is the creativity. You make a costume 
or decoration out of just about anything as long as you think creatively," said 
Hayes. "Plus, it's just fun to watch scary movies and enjoy time with your 

Junior Thomas Schialdi wraps senior Christina Finotti 

as a mummy in toilet paper during Nightmare at UREC. 
The events also included a costume contest, haunted 
house, free food and DJ Ty Walker, 
photo by DONOVAN SEOW 

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Street Athletes Creatively 

Maneuver Through Campus 


Running, flipping and jumping off buildings - these levels for tricks and skills, ranging from simple speed vaults to 
were normal activities for members of the Parkour flips. Although the sport was primarily individual, group mem- 
club. Parkour was a non-competitive sport where bers supported one another, 
members learned how to quickly get from one place "Half the fun is teaching other people," said Kiraly. 
to the next in the most efficient way possible. The club, which Since Parkour was not competitive, there were no contests 
started in 2007 but was inactive until 2010, practiced their for the club to enter. However, members did want to test their 
skills every Wednesday. skills, so the club set up flags on obstacles around campus as 
"It's a non-competitive sport; it all depends on you," said checkpoints. Members timed one another as they completed 
junior Daniel Guglielmo. the flag course to see how well they were doing. 

Club members trained on a weekly basis. Their training The club encouraged interested students to come out and 

included running, push-ups, sit-ups and pull-ups. try Parkour. 

"Parkour is mostly expression," said sophomore Ryan Kiraly. "We'll show you how to do some things," said Guglielmo. 

"It's about your own ability to beat the boundaries of the world "We'll be happy to teach you." 
for yourself" 

Skill levels varied, so a large part of the club was learning 
from more experienced members. There were many different 

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The model home for Shenandoah Sustainable 
Technologies offers students utility-free living. The 
landlord preferred leasing the four-bedroom house 
to ISAT majors, 

Junior Nicholas Stahl removes the cover of 
the solar water heater in the basement of the 
Freedom House. Stahl found the house built by 
university alumnus Zach Fettig during his fresh- 
man year and lived there with freshman Patrice 
Bird and graduate student John Real, 

In the Freedom House basement, the solar 
water heater provides the house with clean 
water from its own rainwater runoff. The water 
was filtered in a three-step process and stored 
in a tank. 


70 Freedom House 

Solar panels on the back roof provide power for the 
Freedom House. The house also had a backup generator 
for cloudy days, 


ISAT Majors Practice Sustainable Living 


Just a lO-minute drive from campus, the 
energy-efficient Freedom House offered 
students off-campus living with no utility 

The house was designed and built by ISAT 
alumnus Zach Fettig as his senior project. After 
completing the design, Fettig started his own com- 
pany, Shenandoah Sustainable Technologies, and 
built Freedom House. The house served as the 
company's model home and had four bedrooms, 
an office, four bathrooms, a kitchen and a large 
living and dining room. 

Junior Nicholas Stahl said he found the house 
online during his freshman year. 

"I did a project on it for one of my classes and 
emailed the people to try and find out about living 
there but never heard back," said Stahl. 

At the end of his sophomore year, Stahl made 
contact with a teaching assistant who lived in the 
house and knew the landlord. Stahl signed the 

"I really like living here. There is a ton of 
space and all the furniture was free, left by old 
residents," said Stahl. 

Stahl lived in the house with Patrice Bird, a 
freshman ISAT major, and John Real, a graduate 
student completing his masters in ISAT. 

"Anyone can live here, but the landlord prefers 
ISAT majors," said Stahl. 

Photovoltaic solar panels on the roof collected 
energy during the day while the sun was out, and 
at night when the sun went down, the house used 
the collected energy to power the house. There 
was also a backup generator for cloudy days. 

The roof collected rainwater, which ran down 
the roof's metal panels and accumulated in a U- 
shaped pipe on the side of the house. From there, 
it went through three filtering processes before 
ending up in a 2,200-gallon tank in the basement. 

Geothermal heating heated and cooled the 
house, while solar water heaters provided warm 

"It's really nice not having to pay for utilities," 
said Stahl. "Though one time we left the hose on 
overnight and woke up the next morning with no 
water. Luckily the water company came within two 
hours, but we had to pay to have the tank filled 
since we messed up and left the hose on." 

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Cars Reflect Their Owners' Personalities 

nior Jonathan Combs drifts around a 
wet track. Combs was less interested in the 
appearance of his car; he just wanted the car 
to function on the track, 
photo courtesy of Jonathan Combs 


The cars that navigated the bustling streets of Harrison- 
burg were an interesting combination of used, new and 
unique. Some owners felt closely connected to their cars. 
Junior Jennifer Knight, owner of a 2009 Volkswagen 
Beetle convertible named Iggy Bug, took care of the car she had 
waited years to own. Since elementary school, Knight knew what 
kind of car she wanted to drive. 

"When I saw one in the other lane of where my mom was driv- 
ing, I was like ... 'That's an awesome car. I want that car,'" said Knight. 

The pale-yellow beetle was in pristine condition, with no 
bumper stickers marking its trunk. Instead, Knight decorated Iggy 
Bug by using the flower vase built into the car's dashboard. The car 
itself was Knight's inspiration for its name. 

"A lot of people who have beetles ... have the word 'bug' on 
their license plate. So I was like, OK 'bug's' got to be in the name 
somehow, and I want the name to be unique," said Knight. 

While Knight spent most of her time with Iggy Bug on scenic 
drives, senior Jonathan Combs had a different relationship with 
his 1995 Nissan 240sx. Timmy the 240 was a drift car that Combs 
began building in high school. 

"It's definitely still in the process of being built. I don't think that 
process will ever end," said Combs. 

Drifting was a motorsport where the driver intentionally over- 
steered, causing the car to slide around corners. 

"Think of the movie 'Fast and the Furious: Tokyo Drift,'" said 
Combs. "Terrible movie, but it clearly shows what drifting is." 

Safety was a high priority for drifters. Drivers were required to 
wear helmets and safety belts. Combs said his parents were very 
supportive of his racing. 

"They kept a positive attitude knowing that I was racing the car 
in a legal avenue on the track. My mom actually came to one of my 
drift championships that I took first place in. She got to ride around 
the track with me and said it was better than any rollercoaster out 
there," said Combs. 

While crashes were fairly frequent in the sport, Combs was 
not worried about Timmy the 240's external appearance. He just 
wanted his car to function well on the track. 

Though they used their vehicles differently, both Knight and 
Combs showed great pride in their cars. 

Senior Jonathan Combs works under the hood of his 1995 Nissan 
240sx. Combs began building his drift car in high school. 

photo courtesy of JONATHAN COMBS 

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Students Pledge Sobriety 


Last fall, a group of on-campus students set out to prove pated in Sober in October and Remember November, 

that sobriety could be fun. Sober in October and Re- "There are a lot of resources on campus that students don't 

member November were month-long events sponsored take full opportunity to participate in," said Talik. "[These pro- 

by the Office of Residence Life (ORL) that challenged grams] can extend the opportunity for students to have another 

on-campus students to remain alcohol free for two months. means of entertainment." 

"College is not all about going to parties and drinking," said Talik secured a $5,000 grant for the first-time program, which 

Kari Talik, area director for the Skyline Area and coordinator of the was used to sponsor events such as alcohol-free tailgates in the Vil- 

events. lage with university vehicles, movies at Grafton-Stovall Theater and 

On Sept. 27 at 8 p.m., students living in residence halls were dance parties. There was also Milkshakes at Midnight in the Skyline 

invited to sign a pledge in their hall office to stay sober in October Area that served over 150 students. 

and November, but they were also invited to sign anytime during Although most of the students involved tended to be alcohol 

the two-month period. The pledge asked students to recognize free outside of the event, Talik hoped to expand the event with a 

"that there are other options available in the JMU and Harrisonburg bigger staff and budget. 

communities to have a good time, while remaining alcohol free," and "Our department [ORL] is big on supporting our visions and 

to wear orange wristbands as a reminder of their promise. goals," said Talik. 

The wristbands also granted students access to free activities 
sponsored by ORL. According to Talik, over 400 students partici- 

These bright orange bracelets bear the inscription 
"Sober in October, Remember November." The 
bracelets were a reminder of the promise some 
students made to stay sober, 

76 Sober in October 

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Junior Kelsey Jonas pets one of the cows 
at Clagett Farm. On the alternative day 
trip, students learned about the dangers of 
genetically modified foods, 
photo courtesy of JACQUELINE MOODY 

Junior Jamie Stark picks dead leaves out of tree 
saplings that will one day be sold and used locally to 
prevent runoff and erosion. A group of environmentally 
conscious students traveled to Clagett Farms in Upper 
Marlboro, Md. to learn about sustainable foods, 
photo courtesy of JACQUELINE MOODY 


Hands-On Learning About Food Justice 


uring the weekend of Oct. 14, nine students stayed at Clagett Farm 
in Upper Marlboro, Md. and learned about food justice. Food justice 
meant making sure that the benefits and risks of a food's life cycle 
were fairly shared. Since the farm prided itself on producing eco- 
nomically and environmentally sustainable food, the students were excited to 
see what went on behind the scenes. 

Alternative day trips were "a chance to go within 200 miles of JMU to be 
exposed to what organizations and groups of people are doing to advocate for 
a variety of social issues," said trip coordinator Elizabeth Coates. "It is a great 
experience for direct exposure, hands-on learning and building long-lasting re- 

Students had their own personal reasons for being interested. 

"I've always been into food justice and knowing where my food comes 
from," said junior Jamie Stark, who attended the two-day excursion. "It was fun 
to get more hands-on experience and see my values reinforced." 

With the rise of genetically modified (GM) foods, such as corn and rice, 
some scientists and dietitians argued that it was more important than ever to 
become educated about food origins. 

"The government doesn't tell us what's in our food, so it's like this genera- 
tion is the experiment," said junior Elizabeth-Claire Dyer, who also went on the 

Stark also felt that food had become too processed. 

"My favorite quote is 'Let food be thy medicine,' by Hypocrates. Food has 
so many healing and preventative qualities, but people are eating so much 
processed and genetically modified foods, and it's bad," said Stark. 

Dyer agreed. 

"Our bodies aren't meant to eat all of these processed foods. Up until the 
past century, this stuff was never in our bodies," said Dyer. 

In addition to weeding, tree pruning and harvesting on the farm, the group 
attended a GM food rally in Washington, D.C. 

"It was fun going to the GM rally ... it's small, but things like these are making 
a rise," said Stark. 

Whether rallying with a group of small farmers and local businesses or har- 
vesting with their own hands, the students were satisfied with their experience. 

"It was a great group of people," said Dyer. "I feel like everyone who went 
was interested in food justice, and it was good intellectual conversation the 
whole weekend." 

One important lesson the students learned was that regardless of whether 
a person chose to support sustainable farms or city co-ops, it was making a 
difference that mattered. 

"The most important and influential thing that students can do is to tell 
dining services that food justice is something they care about," said Coates. 

78 Alternative Day Trip 

Moving Planet 


A group of bicyclists descended upon downtown 
Harrisonburg Saturday, Sept. 24 to raise awareness about 
society's impact on the environment. The event was part 
of a worldwide event called Moving Planet that involved 
people all around the globe - from Honduras, Kenya and 
England - to educate the masses on climate control. 

"This is about sustainability," said sophomore Elise 
Benusa, who co-coordinated the event. "We want to 
raise awareness about how people in the Harrisonburg 
area can promote change and take care of the environ- 

Moving Planet was a reminder that everyone could 
make a change. 

"[College students] think, 'OK, I'll just go to class, and 
when I graduate I'll do all this great stuff and make all 
this change. We want them to realize that they can make 
change now, even if it's something as small as just turning 
off the lights when they leave a room," said Benusa. 

Benusa and about 10 other rally members biked 
through the Quad to Ralph Sampson Park where they 
convened to discuss their cause. 

"There are people all over the world who really get 
this," said junior Grant Collier. "It's such a complex and 
dynamic issue, but we're constantly gathering people and 
that's what it's all about." 

After talking about human impacts and the steps 
they could take to lessen these impacts, the group biked 
to Hillandale Park. There, they hoped to speak with 
other community members attending the International 
Festival and discuss their impact on the Earth's climate. 

Junior David Medina 
Martinez weeds 
plants that will 
provide economically 
and environmentally 
sustainable food. 
Students traveled 
about 150 miles from 
the university to 
learn what advocacy 
groups were doing to 
promote food justice, 
photo courtesy 


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Juniors Emma Sacks 
and Scott McNally 

get their hands dirty 
on Clagett Farm as 
part of an alternative 
day trip to learn 
about food origins. 
Students also trav- 
eled to Washington, 
D.C. to attend a 
genetically modified 
food rally, 
photo courtesy 

Saplings bask in 
the sunlight after 
being pruned by 
students attending 
the alternative day 
trip to Clagett Farm 
in Upper Marlboro, 
Md. Students helped 
with the harvest on 
the farm by weeding 
plants and pruning 

photo courtesy 

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Music Enthusiasts Share Their Passion 


Students searching for the latest on local 
music could turn to Off the Record, a 
student-run website and magazine. Formed 
in October 2010, Off the Record members 
reported on a diverse mix of music news. 

"We try really hard to give a voice to local 
musicians who want to get their names out there," 
said senior Kathleen Hirtz, co-editor in chief and 
founder of Off the Record. 

With a staff of about 20 writers, Off the Record 
allowed students with a passion for music to pitch 
ideas and write about what they loved. 

"We don't have a space limit. We can let them put 
up whatever they want," said Hirtz. 

Hirtz got the idea for Off the Record while visiting 
a friend at Carnegie Mellon University (CMU). She 
discovered that CMU had an established music 
magazine, The Cut, and was inspired to start a similar 
music journalism outlet. 

"Looking back at it all, it's like a blur. I can't even 
believe it all happened so fast," said Hirtz. 

She created an interest group on Facebook for 
Off the Record, which generated strong feedback. 

"It's like the Big Bang, basically, just not as big," 
joked junior Troy Riemer, a member of Off the 
Record's executive staff. 

Challenges came with this success as the staff 
worked hard to convert their blog into a website. 
Senior Brendan Gilsenan, co-editor in chief, faced the 
daunting task of creating a website for the first time. 

"I spent an entire day, probably a good lO hours, 
teaching myself WordPress and building a site from 
scratch," said Gilsenan. 

The website reported on everything from 
a capella groups and local bands to big name 
performers at venues from Wilson Hall and the 
Convocation Center to off-campus. With articles on 

Chiddy Bang and Randy Montana, Off the Record 
kept the pulse of the music community alive. 

Although Off the Record was best known for its 
website, staff members also published several print 
issues. While the staff focused on building their 
website during the fall semester, one of their goals 
was to release more magazines. 

"It's rewarding to hold an article in your hand," 
said Riemer. "With this magazine, it kind of brings 
music lovers together," 

Each member of Off the Record was a self- 
proclaimed music enthusiast. 

"The more you put into music, the more you get 
out of it," said sophomore Alex Jusell, assistant editor 
in chief. "Every time I listen to an album, it's like, 'Oh, 
I was 15 when I heard that album first.' It just kind of 
connects the rest of my life." 

Senior Brendan Gilsenan 

updates Off the Record's 
website. The website 
included videos of local 
performing artists, 
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photo by RONALD 


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When she passed by a bike on the side of the road in 
her hometown, senior Samantha Seebode decided to pick 
up the old, battered bike, fix it up and bring it to campus. 

"I repainted it yellow and added some new handles to 
replace the old, torn up ones," said Seebode. "While I have 
always liked bikes, I wasn't exactly out searching for one 
when I found this one, but it has definitely turned out to be 
a good decision." 

The E.A.R.T.H and Outdoor Action Clubs started Tube 
& Lube which, along with the Cycle Share program, helped 
promote biking on campus. 

Through the Tube & Lube program, a representative 
from the Shenandoah Bicycle Company visited campus 
every other Wednesday to perform bicycle checkups. 

"The service and bike checkups are for anyone," said 
junior Nicholas Geer. 

Through programs such as Tube & Lube and Cycle 
Share and organizations such as the Triathlon Club, the 
university created opportunities for bikers of all skill levels 
and interests. 


Cycling Community Grows 

With rising gas prices and growing traffic 
congestion, many students considered 
alternative modes of getting around cam- 
pus. Biking, as a form of transportation 
and exercise, was one alternative that became increasingly 
popular among students. 

"I think the biking culture around JMU is pretty steady," 
said junior Matthew Jewell. "Whether it is the daily com- 
muters or the triathlon and cycling teams, I feel like the bike 
culture is definitely growing." 

Jewell began participating in triathlons at the age of 17 
and continued to participate as a member of the Triathlon 

"For me, triathlons have become a lifestyle. Taking care 
of my body, setting goals and seeing them through are all 
things that I feel can be applied to all aspects of life," said 

Jewell used a 2011 Cervelo P2 trial bike for his triathlon 
training, but bikes of all kinds were seen around campus. 
Students rode everything from beach cruisers to mountain 
bikes and tandem bikes. 

62 Biking 

Junior Matthew 

Jewell bikes in the 
USA Triathlon 2011 
Collegiate National 
Championship. The 
race took place in 
Tuscaloosa, Ala. 
photo by MATTHEW 

Shenandoah Bike 
Company employees 
Collin Vento and 
Whitney March work 
in the shop. Used 
bikes were available 
to rent for $30 a day. 
photo by RONALD 

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Sophomore Hillary 
Chester opens the cache 
she and her friends found 
on campus. Other caches 
were more complex like 
multi-caches or traveling 

photo by Donovan Seow 


Geocaching Provides Modern-Day Treasure Hunting 


I t spanned seven continents and more than lOO countries. 
I After lO years of activity, there were more than 1,532,000 
I active finds published and 5 million participants 
I worldwide. 

It was called geocaching. 

First officially played in May 2000, geocaching was an 
outdoor sporting activity in which "cachers" used a Global 
Positioning System (GPS) receiver on smart phones or other 
devices to find hidden caches. These caches usually consisted 
of small trinkets or keepsakes and a log for finders to sign. 
Participants plugged in coordinates of caches, found on the 
official geocaching website,, before heading 
out on their own treasure hunts. 

Senior Mark Vetal first read about the sport online. To 
defeat boredom, he decided to try it out. Since his first find in 
December 2010, Vetal found more than 120 caches. 

Media Arts and Design Technology Director John Hodges 
first started geocaching in 2007 after reading an article in the 
Daily News-Record that "peaked [his] interest." While on a Boy 
Scout trip in West Virginia, he took the time to find his first 

"A friend of mine had an old GPS ... so now I was ready to 
go," said Hodges. 

He was a little skeptical at first but decided to try to find a 
cache anyway. 

"I drove all the way out in the middle of West Virginia ... 
looked under a rock, and there was actually something there," 
said Hodges. "Finding that plastic egg just hooked me." provided Groundspeak's mobile app, 
which allowed users to view caches through the Android, 
iPhone, webOS and Windows Phone 7 mobile platforms. 

Along with multiple technological outlets to use, there 
were several types of caches to find. These could be simple, 
such as a traditional cache or a night cache, or complex, such 
as a multi-cache or a traveling cache. 

Senior Molly Andresakes was new to the geocaching game 
but found it to be a big hit among the children at an adventure 
summer camp for kids ages 5-14. Though she admitted she 
was not very good at navigating caches, and even managed to 
get her group lost a few times, she was much better at hiding 
caches for the kids. 

"I hid temporary tattoos, candy, little rocks that I painted 
gold and coupons for free mini golf in our park," said 
Andresakes. "The kids only wanted the candy though." 

Cachers in the Harrisonburg community recommended 
the sport. 

"What kid — even a grown-up kid — doesn't like a treasure 
hunt?" asked Hodges. 

84 Geocaching 

A student retrieves a cache from bushes on the Quad. 
A Groundspeak mobile app allowed participants to use 
their smart phones to find caches, 
photo by Donovan Seow 

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Country Singer Gallops into Wilson Hal 

Country artist Randy Montana performs with his five- 
person band at Wilson Hall. Montana had recently toured 
with Taylor Swift and Lady Antebullum. 

86 Randy Montana 


A buzz of excitement filled Wilson Hall's Auditorium on Nov. 
3 as students and community members waited anxiously for 
Randy Montana to take the stage. 

The second performance of the University Program Board's 
(UPB) Wilson concert series, Montana was one of the few 
country artists the university ever hosted. The crowd's reactions 
proved that they were more than ready for a country act. 

"I really like country music, so I really like that they had a 
country concert," said senior Katherine McVicker. "I wish that 
they would have done it sooner." 

Others agreed. 

"I definitely think that there is a big country fan base here," 
said senior Katherine Carroll. "I think that there's potential to 
have huge country concerts and successes in the future." 

According to senior Aqeel Akbar, UPB's vice president of 
marketing, they tried to diversify the artists brought to campus 
while still meeting their audience's preferences. 

"We got a lot of feedback on our summer survey for a 
country artist," said senior Natalie Hamlin, UPB public relations 

Around 8 p.m., opener Russell Dickerson took the stage. He 
played for about half an hour, entertaining the audience and get- 
ting fans excited to see Montana. Dickerson involved the crowd 
by asking fans to Tweet "I just got @russelled," giving the show a 

more interactive feeling. 

"I think he did a really good job of making people aware of 
his music," said Hamlin. "He definitely gained a lot of fans tonight 
by creating a connection with the crowd." 

The crowd seemed to agree. After his performance, Dicker- 
son mingled with fans, took pictures with them and signed auto- 
graphs. By the end of the night, the line to talk to him wrapped 
around the building. 

When Montana walked on stage, the crowd broke into 
cheers and applause. He stopped between songs, such as hits 
"1,000 Faces" and "Back of My Heart," to repeatedly thank 
the audience for supporting him. To show his gratitude, he 
performed a song that he had not recorded yet called "A Little 
Rock and the Rain." 

Montana played for about an hour and a half and the crowd 
broke into cheers once more when he left the stage. As they left 
Wilson, the audience excitedly chattered about the experience. 

Freshman Charnice Frazier, who won a pass to meet 
Montana for being the first in line at the concert, was especially 
excited by his performance. 

Freshman Brenna Neimanis agreed that the concert was a 

"It was such a good choice of artist," said Neimanis. 

Backstage, juniors Tiffany and Stephanie Atienza meet 
Randy Montana. The Atienza twins met Montana before 
the concert on Nov. 3. 

Opening for Randy Montana, Russell Dickerson takes 
the stage in the Wilson auditorium. By the end of the 
night, Dickerson had a line wrapping around the building 
to meet him. 




Men and Women Bash Each Other's Fashion Senses 


"Big sunglasses - sometimes they stress me 
out, because you can't see much of their face 
when they're wearing them." 
sophomore Matthew Cohen 

"Don't girls know that everyone can see their 
butts when they wear yoga pants?" 

junior Michael Efstathios 

"Sometimes leggings just don't fit right." 

senior Jeremy Cohen 

"Rompers - is it a dress or are you trying to 
wear pants? They're confusing." 
sophomore Ryan Hourigan 

I don't get why girls wear TOMS [shoes] with- 
out socks. Don't their feet get cold?" 

senior James Stewart 

"Girls come here and buy rain boots, and 
it doesn't even rain that much, but every 
girl has them." 
sophomore David Rivkin 

" Uggs - why 

would you spend $140 on slipper 


sophomore Forrest Lodge 

"Uggs - 

1 just don't think they look good." 

senior Evan Burke 

88 Fashion 


Freshman Kevin Johnson 

"1 don't get why they wear sports jer 

seys two sizes 

too big. They're not going to put pac 

s under there; 

they don't need them that big." 

sophomore Morgan Bibb 

Freshman Tyler Sheffield 

"I don't understand why boys wear hats with 
flat bills." 

sophomore Ashlyn Cox 

"What's the point in leaving the sticker on the 

freshman Meghan Dowell 

"Ties are just weird. I hate ties - bow ties too. 
It's just an ornamental piece of fabric and it 
doesn't seem to serve a purpose." 
sophomore Lyndsey Tickle 

"It's awkward looking when guys tuck their 
shirts into their boxers." 
senior Emily Mullen 

"I don't understand why a lot of guys don't tie 
their shoes; they just pull them on and off. It's 
like they're trying to fall down the steps or 

junior Margaret Fogarty 

"I don't like high black socks." 
junior Brittany Kinsella 

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On opening night, Nov. l, a 
soundtrack of ringing cell 
phones played as the audience 
trickled into Forbes Center 
Mainstage Theatre. "Dead Man's Cell Phone," 
directed by theater professor Roger Hall and 
performed by a student cast, sold a total of 
"1,400 tickets. The play begins when Jean, an 
awkward girl played by junior Amanda Kohr, 
answers a stranger's cell phone in a restaurant. 
For the next two hours, Jean gets to know the 
life of this stranger, who incidentally, is dead. 

But it took many hands for the play to reach 
this debut. Seven actors and a small ensemble 
began rehearsing Sept. 19. Rehearsals were 
Sundays through Thursdays for about two 
hours a day. Hall likened the process to the 
construction of a house from read-throughs 
and relationship building to the final technical 
and dress rehearsals. 

While the cast constructed this metaphori- 
cal house, the technical director, senior Jo- 
seph Lass, was literally building. Beginning in 
September, Lass spent 20 - 60 hours a week 
creating the set and planning the mechanical 
movements of the stage. For "Dead Man's Cell 
Phone," construction included two moving 
platforms, which glided across the stage for 

scene changes. 

"I jokingly say to my friends when they ask 
how the show was, 'No one died,'" said Lass. 
"And that's the most rewarding part - when 
everything works and no one gets hurt." 

The theater faculty was happy to bring a 
Sarah Ruhl play to Harrisonburg. 

"She's one of the hottest playwrights in the 
last 10 years," said Hall. "We thought that this 
one was especially comedic and charming." 

This quirky story prompted many laughs 
from the audience of family, friends and stu- 
dents. Some students were required to attend 
for classes. 

"I like to think I would have gone anyways," 
said sophomore Rebecca Keegan, who es- 
pecially enjoyed the slow-motion fight scene 
accompanied by primal jungle music. 

Expletive explosions, crafty sexual innuen- 
dos and a trip into the afterlife added to the 
bizarre tone of the play. 

"I think one of the interesting things about 
Sarah Ruhl is the way she combines a kind of 
realism with this kind of quirky humor that she 
has," said Hall. 

While freshman Katrina Lauer thought 
the sexual comments were unnecessary, she 
enjoyed the show. 

"I thought the actors did a really good job," 
said Lauer. 

Lauer also noticed the social commentary 
Ruhl made through monologues, which re- 
vealed each character's qualms with technol- 

"There are comments in the play about 
how technology use, in this case specifically 
cell phones ... is connecting you to someone 
through the cell phone, [but] it's disconnecting 
you, perhaps, to the person who's right there 
in the room with you," said Hall. "Ultimately, 
you're not trying to say to an audience, This 
is the message'... hopefully the theme comes 
through the characters and situations." 

In the end, Hall lauded each actor's work, 
praising junior Cameron Clarke's long mono- 
logue as the deceased character, Gordan. 

"He had one word and it's not an especially 
funny word. It's not a joke, per se, but he did 
the monologue so well that he set up this one 
word, and it got probably as big a laugh as 
anything in the show," said Hall. "I love that 
moment, because it was so actor-created." 

Noticing growth in the actors, Hall hoped 
that each student gained confidence through 
the performance. 

In the play, Jean (junior Amanda 
Kohr) eats dinner with the dead 
man's family played by senior 
Andrew Trego, junior Elizabeth 
Rumble and freshman Frances 
Nejako. Technical director senior 
Joseph Lass and crew had to 
quickly strike the stage after 
the play's final performance to 
prepare the stage for the opera, 
photo courtesy of the Forbes 
Center for the Performing 

Catching Shut Eye^etween 





Minority Sexes Find their Voices in 
Male or Female Dominated Majors 


The university's female to male ratio was 60 percent to 40 percent. Howev- 
er, this imbalance was not just evident in the university's overall population. 
Majors such as ISAT, IdLS and Art History, experienced an unequal division 
in sexes as well. 

"I started graduate school in Art History in 1980. My entering class was 18 women 
and three men," said Dean of University Studies Linda Halpern. "This divergence has 
been going on for a while." 

This unequal division within certain majors was nothing new to Halpern and was 
an issue that she thought would continue into the foreseeable future. 

"I think it is an aggregate of personal decisions. What causes those personal 
decisions, I don't have the expertise to say," said Halpern. 

Some students within these unequally-distributed majors, specifically ISAT, found 
the divide surprising. 

"It was interesting at first," said junior ISAT major Amanda Jenkins. "I wasn't 
expecting it to be so unequal." 

Yet, students found positive aspects as well. Some professors worked hard to 
make the minority sex feel more comfortable in a classroom by learning those stu- 
dents' names quickly and asking for their opinions during class discussion. 

"It ends up being an advantage a lot of the time," said junior ISAT major Calla 

Feucht. "I have a very personal relationship with all of my professors, because I have 
been one of maybe five or IO girls in my class." 

As members of the minority sex, those students found they brought a different 
perspective to class discussions. 

"For one class discussion we had, I think I brought the entire female perspective 
-just a whole new perspective of looking at things," said Jenkins. 

Many males found that having females in predominantly-male classes was ben- 

"[Females have] some of the best minds in the major, and they bring a lot of 
insight and energy to the class that just isn't there when it's an all-male environment," 
said junior Nicholas Stahl. 

While some students admitted that being a minority in a major or class could be 
intimidating, they also felt it was a worthwhile endeavor. 

"Being an ISAT major is probably one of the best choices I've ever made," said 
Feucht. "I was passionate about science, and I wasn't going to let the men scare me 
away from what I loved." 

Jenkins also echoed that sentiment. 

"If this is what you want to do, then do it. Don't worry about the [sex] distribu- 
tion," said Jenkins. 

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Giving Up the Razor 

Senior Andrew Hubble displays his 
fully-grown beard. No Shave November 
challenged participants to grow the most 
facial hair possible, 
photo courtesy of Andrew Nubble 

Writer / Grant Beck 

In recent years, November was designated as the month to put 
aside the razor and sport the best beard possible. Dubbed 
No Shave November, the month-long tradition was defined 
by one simple rule: do not shave in November. Students took 
this opportunity to take a break from their follicle-trimming rituals. 

No Shave November thrived on college campuses. Beards, 
mustaches and other forms of facial hair became a common sight. 
Those involved had a variety of reasons for participating. 

"I like being able to be lazy and have an excuse for it," said 
senior Andrew Hubble. 

Hubble normally kept some facial hair but shaved clean on 
Nov. 1 in preparation for the month. After trying a variety of styles, 
his roommates challenged him to keep a mustache for the first 
week of November. 

"It was cool to see the way people reacted to it," said Hubble. 
"I got some of the craziest looks." 

The concept of a month without shaving drew both criticism 
and praise. 

"I don't know why girls hate No Shave November," said senior 
Melissa Peay. "I find scruff attractive." 

Although the majority of participants were men, several web- 
sites dedicated to No Shave November went as far as to encourage 
women to join in the movement. 

"Not having to shave for a month would be nice, but hygiene- 
wise it would be gross," said Peay. 

Variations of No Shave November were present worldwide. 
"Movember" was an event that encouraged participants to grow 
mustaches in November. In 2004, the Movember Foundation 
was formed as an effort to promote men's health. In 2010, the 
organization raised $7-5 million in the United States alone. Money 
from donations and merchandise went to research for diseases 
that primarily affect men, such as prostate cancer. Movember also 
contributed to the Lance Armstrong LIVESTRONG Foundation to 
aid cancer research. 

Whether for a good cause, peer pressure or personal amuse- 
ment, No Shave November gave participants a chance to let out 
their inner beasts. 

96 No Shave November 

Senior Andrew Hubble trims down to a mus- 
tache on Nov. 1 in preparation for No Shave 
November. Some organizations, with their 
own take on the event, encouraged members 
to only grow mustaches, 
photo courtesy of Andrew Hubble 

Senior Andrew Hubble works on a project in 
November. Hubble kept his beard through No 
Shave November, 
photo courtesy of Andrew Hubble 

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New Website Alleviates Enrollment 

In Warren Hall, senior Claire Austen charts 
her new schedule after signing up for classes. 
Students had to adjust to MyMadison, which 
offered new features like an online shopping cart, 
photo by Ronald Stewart 

Writer / Christine Wells 

There were papers strewn across the bed. Charts and lists 
were color-coded and organized, and the student waited 
eagerly behind his computer, staring at its digital clock. 
He was preparing for class registration. 
By the end of every semester, students had to begin thinking 
about their next set of classes. Registration month was a time of 
stress, planning and advising meetings. However, some students 
were able to master the registration process and keep a cool head. 

"I don't think it's very stressful," said freshman Edward Bagsic. 
"It's just a slow process where I feel like I've been waiting forever to 
actually sign up for my classes. It's gotten easier each year." 

To make the process easier, e-campus recently updated to a 
site called MyMadison. 

"I don't think it's a big difference. When you go to e-campus 
it brings you back to the exact same site. If they were going to do 

something different with it, it probably would be more beneficial," 
said Bagsic. 

MyMadison's similarity to the original registration website made 
the transition comfortable and easy. There were also some benefits 
to the new system. 

"It definitely was easier last year because they added the shop- 
ping cart," said senior Kathryn Barela. "Previously we would have to 
add each class one by one and it took forever." 

However, the new website also caused some difficulty. 

"I remember the first time I signed up for classes I didn't know 
that I could expand the search so that I could show more than just 
three sections for each class," said Bagsic. 

Another frustration for students was the pre-assigned registra- 
tion time. Students with many credits, honors program students 
and athletes registered before classmates. 

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Some students expressed their 
registration frustration and excitement 
through Facebook statuses. 

"It's that time of year when the stress 
of class registration starts getting to 
me as I wait in anticipation and watch 
my desired classes fill up right before 
my eyes ..." 

Kathryn Scott, Sophomore 

"Done registering for classes! why 
is that always so stressful?? It's like 
cyber fighting ... but I got the last seat 
so I won :)" 
Seana Sears, Junior 

"So ... i'm actually really excited about 
the 19 credit hours of upper level 
psychology courses that i'm taking 
next semester, weird?" 
Lindsey Umstead, Junior 

"Two classes that I want are already 
filled up. Let the scheduling nightmare 

Jonathan Brooks, Sophomore 

"15 minutes left until registration and I 
only have one biology class :(" 
Hilary Kurland, Junior 

"I've never had a problem because with the old system, honors 
got to go right after athletics. So even as a freshman I got to go 
ahead of some juniors and sophomores," said Barela. 

Most students were not so lucky. Those with fewer incoming 
credits were assigned later dates and times. 

Budgeting class time was another difficulty. 

"I have had to receive one override, because the religion 
department did not offer many classes and many of the them were 
at the same time," said junior Kelsey Ostergren. "The class options 
and capacity were problems that I had to consider and made me 
hesitant on adding religion as another major." 

Whether a student made graphs or was able to sign up before 
his peers, registration always brought stress and panicked Face- 
book statuses. 

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Local Chip Factory Gains National Exposure 

Writer / Maggie Ryan 

Did you ever wonder where the chips that lined the shelves 
of Market One and local grocery stores came from? 
Since April 1992, Route n Potato Chips, located just 25 
miles from Harrisonburg in Mount Jackson, Va., made 
gourmet potato chips from a secret recipe and natural ingredients. 
Unique flavors such as Dill Pickle, Chesapeake Crab and Mama 
Zuma's Revenge, popped up in grocery stores around the country. 

With the factory less than an hour drive up Route 11, 
Harrisonburg residents could easily visit and learn how the chips 
were produced. 

Open to the public six days a week, the factory offered visitors 
the chance to sample and purchase chips, as well as partake in 
"fry viewings." Though there were no walk-through tours available, 
there were large windows in the retail store that allowed visitors 
to see the entire process, with the exception of the peeling of 
the potatoes. Factory workers were available to talk about the 
potatoes and the process. 

On the first floor of the factory, chips were peeled and fried. 
The chips were then carefully transported upstairs where each 
award-winning chip was hand seasoned before being sent back 

downstairs for bagging. All the bagging was done by hand at 
speeds that reached up to 70 bags per minute. 

"We process 14,000 pounds of potatoes a day, lOO pounds at 
time," said Frieda Sigler, an employee of Route 11 Potato Chips. 

Though the company enjoyed national success, the founders 
and employees had a special place in their hearts for the locals. 
Students could make Saturday trips to taste the free chips and 
catch a fry viewing. 

"Students have always loved us," said Sigler. 

Route 11 Potato Chips also had an innovative sustainability 

As part of the factory design, the company planted dozens 
of trees and used a white membrane roof that reflected sunlight 
and heat in the summer months to keep down cooling costs. The 
factory also used natural light, energy efficient windows and their 
own water pre-treatment system. 

In an effort to keep waste to a minimum and help local 
agricultural practices, the factory gave potato peelings and 
rejected potato chips to a local farmer to feed his cattle. 

Baskets of chips are 
available for sampling 
at the Route 11 Potato 
Chips factory. The fac- 
tory was open to the 
public six days a week, 
photo by Michael Tracy 

Route n employee 
Frieda Sigler points out 
a promotional sign for 
the chip company. Route 
11 was located in Mount 
Jackson, just 25 miles 
from the university, 
photo by Michael Tracy 

too Route n Chip Factory 

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Senior Michael Tracy explores the 
artwork at the Staunton Augusta Art 
Center. Students took trips to neigh- 
boring towns on weekends during 
the semester to escape the stresses 
of college. 

photo courtesy of MICHAEL TRACY 


From Charlottesville to 
Cities are Only a Short 

Writer / Christine Wells 

Weekends provided students time to relax and 
rejuvenate. For students who had cars at the uni- 
versity, this meant taking day trip to nearby cities. 
"I literally just had to get away," said sopho- 
more Ryan Pelais. "I was too stressed out and I needed a day off, so 
I went to Charlottesville. I love that place." 

Pelais went to Charlottesville often to visit his brother and 
other friends. He often walked around the University of Virginia 
campus, but one of his favorite spots was Christian's Pizza. 

"[My brother] always brought me to that place. They have a lot 
of different things - a good variety," said Pelais. 

Other students did not have such a strong connection to one 
particular city but instead traveled for entertainment. Senior 
Aaron Rogers followed bands like Primus and Buckethead with his 
girlfriend, senior Kathryn Barela. 

"I get to see the bands I love, and Kate is nice enough to come 
with me," said Rogers, who visited Richmond and Washington, D.C. 
for these bands. 

"It's been two or three years since they were in this area," said 

Staunton, Unique 
Drive Away 

Other students were introduced to nearby towns because of 
class requirements. Senior Erin Brooks originally went to Black- 
friars Playhouse in Staunton to see a production for a Teaching 
Shakespeare class but later returned on her own. 

"Staunton is a such a quaint little town, and the theater fits right 
into the landscape," said Brooks. "The theater is small enough to 
create its own little family. The different troupes perform five or six 
shows each, so you get to know the actors and recognize them in 
the rest of the productions." 

Brooks visited the playhouse four times in the fall semester and 
planned to see many more productions. 

"The acting is phenomenal, and they do a wonderful job of an- 
ticipating their audience and crafting an experience that appeals to 
a bunch of different age groups," said Brooks. "I highly recommend 
it to anyone who is remotely interested in theater." 

Nestled between larger cities like Richmond, Charlottesville 
and Washington, D.C. as well as quaint neighboring towns, the 
university's location was perfect for taking day trips. 

702 Day Trips 

Juniors Samantha Rimkus and Alyson 

Fox take a day trip to Washington, D.C. 
with University of the Free State, South 
Africa students. Larger cities close to 
the university were popular destina- 

photo courtesy of LERATO MOSHOLI 

Junior Chelisse Danielle Perry and Sherilyn 
Roelofse, a South African student from the 
University of the Free State, avoid the rain 
on a day trip to Washington, D.C. Day trips 
gave students a much needed break from the 
Kg rsity. 

photo courtesy of MELISA JONOCK 

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Junior Thomas Stokes checks 
his iPhone while on a computer 
at Carrier Library. Smart phones 
and other devices were common 
throughout campus, 
photo by Michael Tracy 


Tablets and Smart Phones Replace 
Notebooks and Pencils 

Writer / Meaghan MacDonald 

John F. Kennedy once said, "Man is still the most 
extraordinary computer of all." 
Apparently he did not expect some of the technology 
that was created in the 21st century. As technology 
developed exponentially, students adapted to new gadgets in and 
out of the classroom. 

Most students used laptops for all their personal and academic 
needs. But this year tablets became extremely popular and, in 
some cases, replaced laptops. One of the most popular tablets was 
the iPad 2. Junior Morales Mendizabal owned an iPad, which he 
used for more than just surfing the Internet. 

"I use it for pretty much everything," said Mendizabal. "The 
iPad gives you the option of literally flicking through apps that 
have information and content ready and packaged for you. I can be 
listening to my favorite Pandora jazz station and then just tap my 
finger twice and I can access Netflix, my e-mail, YouTube, read a 
book, play some piano and then check the weather." 

Like Mendizabal, many students used their iPads for 

Other similar tablets included Amazon's Kindle Fire and Barnes 
& Noble's Nook. While the Nook was predominantly an e-reader, 
the Kindle Fire competed with the iPad in color graphics, apps and 
Internet surfing. 

Faculty member Edward Lajoie used his Kindle for reading. 

"It is the perfect device to carry several books at once, and 

when I bring it to the beach it has no glare," said Lajoie. 

Smart phones were another growing trend in technology 
around campus, including the popular iPhone, first released in 
2007. Senior Lauren Sundquist owned an iPhone and could not 
imagine life without it. 

"I literally use my iPhone for everything — calendar, mail, as a 
camera, scanner, navigation, everything," said Sundquist. "I only 
really get on my computer for school-related assignments." 

The newest generation of the iPhone, the 4S, had a new feature 
called Siri. Siri was a speech-recognition "personal assistant" built 
into all iPhone 4S models. Users could speak to the phone, and it 
would respond with the answer. 

Sophomore Patrick Monteith used Siri's capabilities for mostly 
professional uses. 

"Siri is not the greatest for surfing the web," said Monteith, "but 
it is awesome for getting directions to places, setting reminders, 
and organizing my schedule." 

Other students found Siri to be an entertaining way to pass the 
time by asking it silly questions and requesting random information. 

As sophisticated technology spread, the gadgets in backpacks 
and pockets became smarter and smaller. 

704 New Technology 

Junior Thomas Smith goes 
over his notes from a statistics 
class on his iPad. Students used 
developing technology to keep 
up with their schoolwork and for 
entertainment purposes, 
photo by Ronald Stewart 

Sophomore Christopher 

Belcourt finishes work on his 
laptop and plays on his smart 
phone. Many students replaced 
notebooks and textbooks for the 
convenience of digital devices, 
photo by Michael Tracy 

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Participants in Martin Luther King, Jr. 
Celebration Week march toward the Quad. 
Throughout the march, the participants stopped 
to re-enact significant civil rights scenes, 
photo by GRANT BECK 

"Wake Up Running" 

MLK Speaker Encourages Students To Be 
Active Participants In King's Dream 


^ ^ he Evolution of a Dream: A Legacy that Endures" 

was the theme for Martin Luther King, Jr. 
Celebration Week. At the 25th anniversary of the 
Jan. 16 ceremony, President Linwood H. Rose noted 

its significance. 

"[It is] an annual celebration of his life and lessons," said Rose. 

The Center for Multicultural Student Services (CMSS) 
began planning for the weeklong celebration in September. The 
celebration featured community service as well as a march, Speak 
Out and formal ceremony. 

The march took place along the Quad where participants 
watched actors articulate four scenes from the civil rights 
movement. The scenes featured the Freedom Riders, voting rights 
movement and King's "I Have a Dream" speech. 

Junior Amber Smith was a part of the Freedom Riders re- 
enactment, but she also felt the impact of the other scenes. 

"It makes me want to tear up. Can you imagine doing this during 
that time?" said Smith. 

Other groups attended the march as well, such as the Latino 
Student Alliance and the Asian Student Union. 

The march ended in Transitions in Warren Hall where Speak Out 
took place. Students, staff and community members were able to 
take the stage to commemorate King and his impact. 

Junior Menbere Assefa was one student who commented during 
Speak Out. 

"It's an opportunity to live up to Dr. King's dreams," said Assefa. 

The main event of the weeklong celebration was the speech 
held on Martin Luther King, Jr. Day. The speaker, Calvin Mackie, 
was a former engineering professor at Tulane University, as well 
as a motivational speaker, entrepreneur and community activist in 
Louisiana. His message was positive. 

"The present is the last name of the past, first name of the 
future," said Mackie. 

He spoke about growing up in Louisiana and how he was able 
to overcome his struggles through hard work and persistence. Even 
though he scored low on the SAT, he was still able to receive two 
bachelor's degrees and a doctorate. 

One of the main points Mackie stressed was that we should take 
advantage of the opportunities King paved for us so that we can 
reach our own dreams and goals. 

"Wake up running," said Mackie. 

When he ended his speech, the 200-member audience in Wilson 
Hall gave him a standing ovation. The ceremony ended with a candle 
lighting, symbolizing the unity of the university and community. 

"Don't curse the darkness, light a candle," said Mackie. 

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Junior Katelyn Cutts and her 11-year-old Little, 
Sami, paint with watercolors as part of the volunteer 
program. Cutts and her Little also went to the Oct. 
8 Pink Out football game at Bridgeforth Stadium 

photo by JULIA LYONS 

Students Mentor Youth 
in the Community 


Big Brothers Big Sisters was a mentoring program with a local 
branch in Harrisonburg. The program paired an adult men- 
tor with a child, between six and 18 years old, facing adversity. 
Junior Katelyn Cutts was one of these mentors. 
Big Brothers Big Sisters only required a three-semester com- 
mitment, but Cutts had mentored her Little, 11-year-old Sami, for a year 
and wanted to continue through her senior year. 

"I knew I wanted to find a way to volunteer, so I Googled 'volunteer 
Harrisonburg' and Big Brothers Big Sisters came up," said Cutts. 

After applying, volunteers filled out a survey with their interests, loca- 
tion, personalities and preferences. From there, Big Brothers Big Sisters 
matched Bigs and Littles based on common interests. 

"They gave me three kids that I could pick from and details about 
everything about the kids, and I knew their parents' histories ... but 
when they told me about Sami, I knew [I wanted to be her Big]," said 

These Big, Little friendships had a big impact. In a survey 
conducted by the program, 83 percent of former Littles agreed that 
their Bigs instilled values and principles that guided them through 

Big Brothers Big Sisters only asked for a few hours commitment, 
a couple of times a month. However, Cutts spent two hours a week 
with her Little. 

"It's a really humbling experience to see kids from different 
backgrounds ... grow up a different way than I did," 
said Cutts. 

Cutts described her relationship with Sami 
as laid back. The two enjoyed going to the 
park, swimming, watching movies, doing crafts 
and cooking. Sometimes they planned special 
trips for football games, Sami's birthday and Big 
Brothers Big Sisters sponsored events. 

"Every year we make a list of what she wants to 
do, and this year we went to the Pink Out [football 
game]," said Cutts. "She had a JMU shirt." 

Cutts became someone Sami could have fun with 
and confide in without worrying about judgment. 

"Seeing a difference in her over the course 
of a year and just seeing the impact this 
makes on a kid is really rewarding for 
me," said Cutts. "She keeps me 
honest and constantly aware 
of being a role model." 

fresh. FLAVOR 

New Eateries Add Kick to the 'Burg 


Many students dreaded gaining the Freshman 15. Along with multiple din- 
ing halls on campus, Harrisonburg boasted delicious eateries and des- 
sert shops. Several new ones were recently thrown in the mix including 
Capital Ale House, Corgans' Publick House and Sweet Bee. 
On the corner of Port Republic Road and Devon 
Lane, Corgans' Publick House - an Irish pub - offered Irish 
hospitality, authentic foods and a wide selection of beer. The 
pub kept 12 types of beer on tap including Irish staples such as 
Guinness and Smithwick's. 

"The pricing is reasonable," said junior Ashley Parrales. 
"There is a good amount of people casually eating and drinking 
at the bar, but it wasn't crazy and out of control." 

Happy hour specials catered to budget-conscious students, 
and the pub hosted live music; quiz nights and beer tastings. 

Downtown Harrisonburg also gained Capital Ale House. 
A Richmond-based restaurant chain, it replaced the popular 
microbrewery Cally's, whose owner decided to get out of the 
restaurant business. 

"The owner had become stressed with owning a restaurant and brewing beer and 
just wanted to focus on brewing beer," said former Cally's waitress Katelyn Diehl. 

Capital Ale House offered lOO beers on tap, and its opening was well received 
within the community. 

Students who were unable to travel far from campus for a sweet treat did not 
have to look further than Sweet Bee, located off of Reservoir Street. Situated less 

than a mile from the university, this easy-to-access frozen yogurt bar drew many 

"I saw how busy it was when it opened, and it made me want to try it," said senior 
Samantha Woodward. 

Customers were cheered by the bright colors and modern 
decor. There were several options for seating, including color- 
ful bars and small tables with bright spinning chairs. White 
couches placed in the back corner allowed customers to relax 
as they ate their frozen yogurt. 

"It's bright, inviting and the decorations are really neat," 
said Woodward 

Sweet Bee was self-serve and customers paid according to 
the weight of their cup. A row of self-serve frozen yogurt ma- 
chines lined one wall and a bar of numerous toppings waited 
by the register. 

"I like that you can customize what you want on it," said 
senior Megan Lewis. 
Some unique flavors included Red Velvet Cake, Cake Batter and Thin Mint. 
Toppings ranged from the standard sprinkles and cherries to the unique chocolate- 
covered sunflower seeds and gummy worms. 

"There is no other place like it in Harrisonburg," said Lewis. "There are no other 
frozen yogurt shops so I think people will like it as a change." 

Whether fish and chips or a bowl of peanut butter frozen yogurt with hot fudge, 
Harrisonburg eateries catered to every craving. 

Left: Colorful decorations and furniture fill the interior of Sweet 
Bee. The shop was conveniently located off campus and offered 
varieties of frozen yogurt, 



Students Find Creative 
Ways To Make Cash 


Imagine after a day of classes, finding yourself in a hospital chair with a 
doctor hovering over you and a needle in your vein. Senior Jarvis Mit- 
chum found himself in this situation when he signed up to donate plasma. 
"I actually had no idea what it was at first, but my friend told me it was a 
quick way to earn cash," said Mitchum. 

Clinics paid around $30-$50 per blood plasma donation, and Mitchum 
sometimes donated up to twice a week. 

"I make an appointment online, and it takes about an hour," said Mit- 
chum. "They do a quick physical, check your iron and protein levels and then 
stick the needle in you. You need to be well hydrated." 

Making a little extra cash was a concern for many students, and with 
many taking full course loads, part-time jobs were not always possible. Stu- 
dents like Mitchum and junior Jessica Morris turned to more unique ways to 
make money. 

"I canvas for environmental issues, because as far as I'm concerned, it's 
the most effective way to reach people who want to make a change but 
aren't entirely sure how," said Morris. 

Freshman David Scala reverted to another odd way of making extra 

"Last summer I worked at an equestrian veterinarian office, and I worked 
with fecal samples," said Scala. "Horses are so prone to parasites in their 
fecal matter. I worked at looking at the feces under a microscope, counting 
the number of parasite eggs in a couple of grams of poop and passing the in- 
formation on to the doctors who prescribed anti-parasitic medicines to the 
horses. It got pretty stinky, but I learned a ton about equestrian science." 

Others turned to jobs that were outside of their comfort zones. 

"I worked as a cook at a country club near Richmond. I'm a marketing 
major and have never had experience as a cook before ... One Saturday, 
there was a tennis camp that we had to cook for," said junior Matthew Klein. 
"Despite other orders piling up and a fryer blew out, sparks and all. I was a 
little concerned for my safety at that moment." 

While these ways of making extra money may have been out of the ordi- 
nary, the students said their job descriptions were worth the puzzled looks. 

"People say that you're just doing it for the money, but I do it for a 
greater cause," said Mitchum. "I just think of how people who need marrow 
transplants feel when they know there's a donor." 

Morris agreed. 

"It is incredibly interesting, because you never know who or what will 
be waiting for you behind a door - it could be your greatest supporter, 
someone who disagrees with your cause entirely or someone who isn't even 
aware of the issue and has the opportunity to learn about [it]," said Morris. 

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Posing with her dog, Nola, junior Holly Betancourt 

takes a break from her walk on the Quad. Nola was an 
8-year-old rescue found in Georgia that Betancourt 
adopted over winter break, 
photo by DEENA AGAMY 


Pets Provide Companionship 
At The University 

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From Shih Tzu to goldfish, students loved their pets. 
The constant maintenance and attention was not 
always easy, but some looked past this in favor 
of keeping a furry (or scaly) friend with them at 


Junior l-lolly Betancourt adopted a dog and brought her 
to her apartment for spring semester. 

"I pet-sat for a neighbor's dog over the summer and 
loved the experience," said Betancourt. "I began research- 
ing different dog breeds and fell in love with Shih Tzu ... I 
knew I wanted to adopt a dog, so I looked on a bunch of 
rescue organization websites. Over winter break, I adopted 
my dog Nola, who is a Shih Tzu mix from the Lost Dog and 
Cat Rescue [Foundation] in Arlington, Va." 

Owning a pet while taking a full course load did pose 
some problems, though - especially when it came to leaving 
a pet home alone. 

"When I was picking classes for this semester, I tried to 
keep in mind how long I would be gone from my apartment 
on any given day, because I did not want to have to leave 
my dog for more than four to five hours in one stretch," said 
Betancourt. "The way my classes worked out, I have two 
night classes, which is nice because it allows me to be at the 
apartment during the day with my dog if I need to." 

For students living on campus, larger pets were not an 
option. However, the Office of Residence Life did allow 
dorm residents to keep fish. 

"My roommate and I decided to get a fish, because we 

are both animal lovers," said freshman Haley Sims. "He isn't 
really a distraction at all, and we both take care of him and 
feed him. Having a fish just adds a little something homey 
and fun [to the dorm]." 

However, even smaller pets came with responsibilities. 

"The annoying part is cleaning his bowl, but we just do 
that on Fridays after our classes and it really doesn't take 
too long," said freshman Rachel Allen. "The worst part is 
figuring out how to take care of him over breaks. Luckily, 
my roommate only lives four hours away and I live about 
two, so we just switch who takes him. But the car ride is 

Some students found the joys of owning a pet out- 
weighed the cleanups and distractions. 

"If you're sitting in a chair, my dog will put her paws up 
or sometimes she'll come into the bathroom when I'm taking 
a shower and go up to the bathtub, and she's trying to see 
where I am," said Betancourt. 

Freshman Megan DiMaiolo agreed that pets were worth 
having around. 

"I have a blue Betta fish named Elvis. He enjoys blow- 
ing bubbles to the surface of the water and likes to play 
with his reflection. He also gets very excited when it's time 
for breakfast, and he jumps for food. I grew up with fish at 
home so I knew how to take care of them," said DiMaiolo. 

Whether a lost dog recue or a fish named after a rock 
star, students learned the pleasures and responsibilities of 
owning pets. 

One-year-old Jasper pauses during a walk with his 
owner sophomore Carrie Segelhorst. Segelhorst 
said Jasper was very social and loved going for 
walks on the Quad, 
photo courtesy of CARRIE SEGELHORST 

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Tutors and Teaching Assistants Lend a Hand 

Senior Anthony Speziale tutors senior Mason 
Moomaw. After spending time in the Science 
and Math Learning Center as an underclassman 
Speziale decided to become a tutor, 
photo by JULIA LYONS 


Teaching Assistants (TAs) and student tutors 
were essential resources for students. The 
helpful attitude and knowledge TAs and 
student tutors provided made even the most 
daunting concepts clear. 

"The Science and Math Learning Center has 
helped me so much over the course of my college 
career," said sophomore Seong Ju Kim. "I'm really 
thankful for the tutors and JMU for providing the extra 
help that students need to get a better understanding 
in science and math." 

Tutoring was an opportunity for students who had 
a concrete understanding of a subject to be employed 
on campus. They were paid for helping solidify basic 
concepts to other students. 

"I spent a lot of time in the Science and Math 
Learning Center as an underclassman being tutored 
and just doing homework," said senior Anthony 
Speziale, physics tutor. "My sophomore year I decided 
to become a tutor. I figured I might as well get paid to 
be here." 

Along with student tutors, TAs were employed in 
a variety of departments ranging from music to chem- 
istry. Their responsibilities included aiding professors 
and clarifying information for students when neces- 
sary. However, being a TA was not solely about the 
academics. TAs formed meaningful relationships with 

students that extended beyond the course material. 

"Because WRTC 460 is a prerequisite for 461 and 
462, I assist the same students for two consecutive 
semesters," said Kara Sordelett, WRTC graduate as- 
sistant. "I tend to be laid back, and I have had students 
approach me with concerns, not always related to 
course work. I appreciate the trusting bond that's 
formed over the year." 

Many TAs helped professors prepare for classes, 
took attendance, mentored students, led discussions 
and held office hours where students who needed 
extra help could visit them. 

"Learning is best if you can explain it and teach 
it to someone else. That cements your knowledge," 
said senior Michael Morris, a chemistry TA. "It's so 
rewarding when you see the students have that 'ah-ha' 
moment, and you know that they understand what 
you've just explained to them." 

Being a TA was a chance for students to get a 
closer look at teaching as a profession. 

"It's really demystified the whole thing," said gradu- 
ate student Derick Stackpole, a history TA. "I realized 
how much work it is to teach and how difficult it is to 
keep kids engaged and interested. I've enjoyed being 
a TA; it's great to see students come to class and learn 
what I'm teaching." 

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720 Officer Conley 

(left) Officer Conley introduces himself to students in the Car- 
rier Library Starbucks. Conley made it his goal to meet every 
student on campus, 

(left) Officer Conley files paperwork on the hood of his 
cruiser. Many students appreciated his friendly demeanor 
and the respect he showed others, 

Armed Friendly 

Officer Conley Befriends Student Body 


I I War ~^ ^° ' earn ^ e name °f ever Y student on this campus," said 
I Officer Conley. 

With over 18,000 students at the university, it seemed like 
I a lofty goal, but Conley was ambitious. According to Conley, 
he met approximately 10,000 students over the course of his seven years 
patrolling campus. 

Conley had been doing police work for 25 years, but he especially 
treasured his time at the university. 

"I love it here. The people are great; everyone is so friendly and nice," 
said Conley. 

And the students reciprocated this feeling. Junior Lisa Heise fondly 
remembered her first encounter with Conley. On a cold, rainy night when 
she and a teammate were late for soccer practice, Conley offered the two 
a ride. 

"He genuinely cares about people," said Heise, who found his 
demeanor unexpected for a law enforcement officer. "He's really cool. He 
assumes you're a good person right off the bat." 

One reason students were so accepting of Conley was because he 
believed that mutual respect was key in any relationship - especially when 

it came to that of officer and student. 

"I don't tell people what to do. I ask them," said Conley. "I have no 
problem going up to a group of students I don't know and asking them how 
their day is going." 

Despite being friendly to students, Conley still had to uphold his 
responsibilities as a police officer. He said the hardest part of his job was 
when students broke the law and forced him to act as an officer instead of 
a friend. 

"It's hard, but at the end of the day ensuring everyone's safety is the 
most important thing," said Conley. 

Ultimately, Conley wanted to change how students viewed police 

"It's more important for police officers to have a positive impact on 
young people than it is to have a negative one," said Conley. "I would like 
to change the way people view law enforcement as a whole." 

In the future, Conley hoped to run for sheriff of Page County, his home 
county. Until then, though, he was happy working at the university. 

"I don't take anything for granted. I look at every day as a blessing," 
said Conley. 

Open Mic Night Offers a Stage for All 


At 8 a.m. on Tuesdays, students began calling the Taylor 
Down Under (TDU) hotline to sign up for 20-minute 
sets during Open Mic Night. At 7 p.m. on the same 
day, regular performers, fresh-faced musicians, 
comedians, dancers and poets performed for a laid-back 

Senior Matthew Redabaugh began working for Open 
Mic Night as a junior when a Super Smash Bros, tournament 
introduced him to Mad4U. Part of the Student Activities and 
Involvement Center, Mad4U provided free creative-oriented 
events for students including Open Mic Night. 

Redabaugh worked at Open Mic Night every week. 

"We particularly like this event, because it gives people a 
chance to express themselves, gives people a chance to, like, 
show their art and more importantly, it gives us a chance to pull 
people for other events," said Redabaugh. 

Mad4U often used Open Mic Night performers for other 
concert series they held, like the Friday afternoon event, Tunes 
at Noon. 

Open Mic Night drew regular performers as well as their fans. 

"Andrew Rohlk, who has been pretty popular around the JMU 
scene ... he got his start here so it was nice to see him sort of 
grow from Open Mic," said Redabaugh. 

Another regular, junior John Knetemann, matured musically 
by performing regularly at Open Mic Night. He began playing the 
spring semester of his freshman year and continued to perform 
almost every week. 

"I remember the whole thing. I remember every song I 
played," said Knetemann about his first time performing at Open 
Mic Night. "It was the first time I had ever sang in public. The first 
four songs were horrible, and the fifth song was really good." 

His fifth song, an Avett Brothers track, "Lounging Around," 
required Knetemann to sing like he meant it. 

"It was kind of like make it or break it. I was like, 'OK, I know 
I'm scared, but I have to give lOO percent on this anyway. I can't 
hold back,'" said Knetemann. 

Since his first performance, Knetemann developed his 
own fan base, which included his girlfriend, sophomore 
Kathryn Flocco. Knetemann met Flocco and her friends after 
a performance during her freshman year. Flocco was another 
regular face every Tuesday. 

"It's a really chill environment," said Flocco. "You can socialize 
with friends or do your homework. It's kind of nice to just relax 
and have live music playing for you." 

While Flocco liked the atmosphere of Open Mic Night, the 
artists and their music also kept her coming back. 

"It's really cool to hear people put their own twists on covers, 
especially if they do it acoustically. But I also think it's really cool 
to hear music people have written themselves and wrote the 
lyrics for," said Flocco. 

Sometimes performances caused audience members to stop 
whatever they were doing and listen. Knetemann could not forget 
one of his first performances at TDU. 

"I played Jeff Buckley's 'Hallelujah,' which is a hard song to 
play - or play right. I played it really, really well and people came 
in from playing pool," said Knetemann. 

Knetemann encouraged anyone to try performing at Open 
Mic Night. 

"The microphone isn't as scary as it looks," said Knetemann 
with a laugh. 

On stage at Taylor Down Under, sophomore Hyong Kyu 
Park sings for students. Park borrowed the acoustic guitar 
from junior John Knetemann for his performance, 
photo by JULIA LYONS 

Freshman Richard Webster performs during 
Open Mic Night. During his set, Webster sang 
"Maybe" by Jack Johnson, 
photo by JULIA LYONS 

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Highlight the 
Power of 

On stage, dancers from the Axis 
Dance Company perform one of 
three minimaiistic routines. After 
the recital, the dancers gave a 
brief question and answer session 
and explained how they wanted 
to challenge stereotypes through 


124 Axis Dance Company 


^™ he house lights dimmed and the audience waited 
in anticipation as the first notes of music filled the 
concert hall. Lights illuminated an empty stage and 

I the first dancer entered from behind the curtain. 
Wearing simple gray clothing, an ensemble of student dancers 
began the night of contemporary dance. 

Earlier that day, on Jan. 21, audience members entered 
the Mainstage Theatre at the Forbes Center for the Per- 
forming Arts to watch the AXIS Dance Company perform. 
Founded in 1987, the company included dancers with mobile 
disabilities from quadriplegics to amputees. This particular 
performance featured two dancers in wheelchairs. 

Professor Kate Trammell was instrumental in bringing 
the company to the university. She believed that dance had 
something for everyone. After one and a half years of prepa- 
ration, collaboration with the community and fundraising, her 
dream to work with the AXIS Dance Company came true. 

The recital consisted of three minimalistic routines, 
focusing on the dancers instead of props. For the first, Light 
Shelter, several students and Trammell joined the dancers 
of the company. The second routine, To Color Me Different, 
featured two dancers from the company alone on the stage. 
After a short intermission, the recital ended with Full of 
Words, a routine that added several props such as a bathtub 
and armchair. 

'After the first [routine] I had this sad feeling, but I didn't 
know why I was feeling sad," said sophomore Alexandria Sch- 
roder. "After the second [routine], I suddenly realized it was 
because I wanted to be a part of it. I'm sad I'm not in it." 

Thunderous applause followed each routine. The night 
concluded with a standing ovation from the entire audience. 

"I've never seen anything like it before," said Schroder. 
"It's really amazing." 

After the recital, the dancers returned to the stage for a 
brief question and answer session. One dancer said that their 
purpose was to make people stare and challenge stereotypes. 
Many students enjoyed the discussion. 

"[It] added so much value to it," said senior Chet Craft. "It 
just made it so real." 

Thomas Moran, another professor and a key organizer, 
clearly summed up the company's mission. As someone with a 
disability, he learned to accept the way he moved. Instead of 
fixing his movements, he embraced them. 

"There are people with disabilities, but they're not being 
held back. They're just doing what they can and pushing their 
limits," said Craft. 

At the Mainstage Theatre at the Forbes Center for the 
Performing Arts, members from the Axis Dance Company 
perform. The recital consisted of three routines: Light Shelter, 
To Color Me Different and Full of Words, 

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Sketches drawn by "Sweeney Todd" costume designers 
lay on a table backstage. Under the direction of Pamela 
Johnson, student and professional costume designers 
worked 40 hours a week, 

During rehearsal, junior Alexander Neal 
holds sophomore Maria Biancht as junior 
Logan Troyer looks on. The three actors 
played Sweeney Todd, the Beggar Woman 
and Mrs. Lovett, respectively, 

"Sweeney Todd" 
Comes to Forbes 


fl" utting on a musical required a great deal of time and 

■ preparation. The university's rendition of Christopher 
wmg0r Bond's "Sweeney Todd: The Demon Barber of Fleet 
Street" was no exception. It was a huge production 
with 31 performers and an 18-piece orchestra. 

Auditions for the musical were held in the middle of No- 
vember and took place over the course of several days. While 
waiting for their turns to audition in the Forbes Center for the 
Performing Arts, students talked and laughed with each other. 
The atmosphere was friendly, but they all seemed a little more 
nervous as they wished each other good luck. 

After the show was cast, actors had to return from winter 
break five days early to begin rehearsal. Rehearsals continued 
from the day the students got back until the day before open- 
ing night and were typically at least five hours long, six days a 

Not all actors were required to be at every rehearsal, but 
the stage manager, senior Sondra Ridley, was there for each 

"I am in charge of the collaboration between technical and 
dramatic aspects of the production, as well as running rehears- 
als and being at all meetings," said Ridley. "I've been working on 
this show 40 hours a week since Thanksgiving." 

Costume design took approximately five weeks and was 
influenced by a number of factors. 

"Our costume lab functions 40 hours a week and more 
the week before dress rehearsals," said Pamela Johnson, the 
costume designer. "The design of the costumes has to fit the 
time period of the show, be functional for the people wearing 
it, work with the other costumes and be possible with the time, 
materials and personnel we have. It is definitely a balancing 

The costume shop was primarily made up of students, along 
with a head designer and a few professionals. Johnson started 
with 40 costume sketches and from there, working within the 
constraints of the production, turned her drawings into what 
the audience saw onstage. 

The set for the play was elaborate. Construction began in 
November and designers recruited the school of engineering 
to help with the project. Like the rest of the play, students 
were the primary force behind set design. 

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Junior Alexander Neal performs as Sweeney Todd in the 
university's rendition of Christopher Bond's "Sweeney Todd." 
Neal and other members of the cast rehearsed five hours a 
day, six days a week to prepare for their roles. 


Senior Andrew Trego, playing Tobias Ragg. and junior 
Logan Troyer, playing Mrs. Lovett, share a moment during 
a musical number in "Sweeney Todd." Trego's character was 
an orphaned boy taken under the wing of Mrs. Lovett as 
she helped Sweeney Todd plot his revenge, 


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123 Sweeney Todd 

The play was challenging with difficult music and 
mature, sinister content. Director Kate Arecchi chose 
to emphasize the play's dark side but counterbalanced 
it with humor. 

"We have focused more on the world of 1840s 
London, the social class structure of the time period 
and how that influences the behavior of the charac- 
ters," said Arecchi. 

During the final two weeks before the show, stu- 
dents in the backstage costume makeup sound and 
lighting departments worked 15-hour days. 

Michelle Smith. "I help the cast apply makeup, fix their 
hair and get into costume." 

cast members get ready for the show, most applied 

"It takes me about 30 minutes to apply all the 
makeup and get it right," said sophomore Maria 
Bianchi, who played the Beggar Woman. "1 have never 
had to do makeup that makes me look elderly before 
this show." 

Many of the male cast members wore fake facial 
hair for the production. The hair was attached with a 
special adhesive that moved naturally with the actors' 

to it you barely notice it," said junior Jacob Dickey, 
who played Judge Turpin. 

Cast members also had to adjust to wearing micro- 
phones so they could project over the live orchestra. 

"It's definitely something you notice at first, but 
after a while you forget it's there," said junior Gregory 
Stowers, a member of the 23-person ensemble. 

The cast also spent time getting to know their 

"The hardest part about playing Sweeney Todd 
was getting into his mind set," said junior Alexander 
Neal. "He is one of those characters you don't want to 
go too far into." 

Sweeney Todd was not the only character that was 
difficult to relate to. The Beggar Woman was a crazed 
character with perverted tendencies. 

"1 adapted to the physical condition of the charac- 
ter since she is old and limps and worked from there," 
said Bianchi. 

All their hard work paid off. When the show 
opened on Feb. 21, it was to a sold-out theater. By the 
end of the night, the audience gave the performance a 
standing ovation. 

"f really liked it. The set was fantastic, and the 
music was really well done," said sophomore Courtney 

you get used 




Latest Campus Addition Raises Questions 

On a Friday afternoon, 
junior Emma Dowdy works 
in a Montpelier Hall graphic 
design lab. Professors and 
students had mixed feelings 
about holding classes in 
what used to be Rocking- 
ham Memorial Hospital. 

photo by 

Junior Amanda Sullivan 

waits for a ride outside the 
entrance to Montpelier 
Hall. During construction, 
there was only one hard-to- 
find entrance, 
photo by 


Frustrated with circling the monstrous building's perimeters, the driver 
finally rolled down his car window and asked a passerby where the 
entrance to "Montpelier-or-something" was. The pedestrian, a student, 
shrugged and said he was looking for the same thing. 
Montpelier Hall, formerly the East Tower of Rockingham Memorial Hospital, 
opened to confused students and faculty on the first day of spring semester. After 
more than six months of construction, the interior was remodeled, but the Cantrell 
Avenue entrance was hidden from the rest of campus by caution tape and gated-off 
parking lots. 

"It is out of the way compared to everything else, especially since the only 
entrance faces off campus," said sophomore Christopher Szutenbach-Gallo. "But it's 
nice to have a late class there, because I can go to Dukes immediately after class." 

Montpelier Hall was part one of the university's extensive plans with Moseley 
Architects to develop North Campus, a project modeled around plans for a student 
success center. As construction continued on Constitution Hall (the former West and 
North Towers) and Madison Hall (the former Rockingham Cancer Center), students 
could take advantage of computer labs, art classrooms and the health center in 
Montpelier Hall. 

The former hospital debuted to mixed opinions. 

"I was really disgusted," said sophomore Michael Kruczkowski who took GRPH 
206: Introduction to Typography in Montpelier Hall. "I went to the info session and 
when they told us that a lot of the graphic design classes were going to be in this 
building, I was kind of excited but, at the same time, I thought this is going to be 
weird. I had surgery and that kind of brings back the awkward memories." 

Others did not mind the nitrogen controls and X-ray lights that still littered some 
of the new classrooms. 

"I personally don't mind it," said senior Maggie Josey, who was enrolled in the 
same typography class. "I know some people are kind of creeped out by it, but they 
could have put some more effort into taking down anesthesia signs though." 

While many of the first-floor classrooms were placeholders until more perma- 
nent departments and offices could move in, not all students were disturbed by the 
building. Graphic design classes made use of old X-ray lights, using them to help with 
tracing, and art history classes took advantage of the large spaces. 

"The spaces are oddly shaped, but it's not totally inconvenient, because they are 
large and open," said junior Molly Delaney. "I'm an art history major, so we use the 
projectors all the time. And the weird room shapes and lighting setups throw things 
out of whack, but we've managed so far." 

Szutenbach-Gallo agreed that the building was suitable for classrooms. 

"There are large rooms with projectors and fit plenty of desks," said Szutenbach- 
Gallo. "All the areas that classes are currently in, they have finished the construction. 
So it feels like any other building." 

Two weeks after the stressful search for the entrance, a sign appeared before 
the stoplight on Cantrell Avenue. It read Montpelier Hall and had a big black arrow 
pointing the way to the entrance. However, by that point, many students had already 
adopted the building into their schedules. 

Junior Caitlin Wilkinson volunteered in Montpelier Hall and did not mind the 

"Montpelier might be in an inconvenient location for some people, but that's not 
any worse than having to shuffle between both halves of campus while dashing to 
class," said Wilkinson. 

730 Montpelier Hall 

Remnants of the old Rockingham Memo- 
rial Hospital are still visible in Montpelier 
Hall. Some art classes used old X-ray 
machines to backlight their projects 
during critiques, 
photos by MICHAEL TRACY 




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Freshman Margaret Rice waits in the lobby of Montpelier Hall by a post decorated 
to look like a tree created for a class project. While art students waited for Duke 
Hall to be renovated, they decorated their temporary home, the former Rocking- 
ham Memorial Hospital, 
photo by JULIA CRAMER 

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132 Siblings 

Siblings at the University 


Legacy: an applicant whose parents, grand- 
parents or older siblings attended the 
university. In the fall 2011 applicant pool, 
1.550 applicants had siblings at the univer- 
sity - l,Ol8 of those applicants were admitted and 538 
enrolled in the university. 

"Each year, more and more siblings apply to the 
university, and each year, as admission competition 
increases, the admissions decision making process 
becomes more challenging," said Michael Walsh, dean 
of admissions. "The legacy label basically only serves 
as a tiebreaker in evaluating a candidate. They have to 
be competitive in all of the other categories." 

Once sibling applicants decided to enroll in the 
university, they were in for a unique experience. 

"The best part about [having a sibling here] is that 
when you really need something, you can always count 
on them to drop whatever they're doing and come 
make sure you're OK," said senior Katherine Hibson, 
whose twin brother and younger sister both attended 
the university. 

The Hibson siblings had always been close, both in 
age and friendship. When it came to applying for col- 
lege, they had every intention of going their separate 
ways and escaping the Hibson label. However, they all 
ended up at the same school. 

"We are still able to have our own lives, but it's 
nice knowing we can see each other when we want to," 

said Hibson. "Overall, we just really enjoy hanging out 
with each other." 

Other siblings had a greater age gap between 
them. Senior Charles Amerena's younger brother, 
James, was a freshman at the university. 

"It's good to have him here because it feels like 
home sometimes," said Charles Amerena. "Ever since 
high school we've been tight, because we played 
lacrosse and football together." 

The Amerena brothers watched Baltimore Ravens 
games on Sundays and went to men's basketball games 
together. James Amerena enjoyed the perks of having 
an upperclassman as a sibling. 

"He can drive me to get stuff off campus," said 
James Amerena. "If I need to go to Walmart I just call 
him instead of taking the bus." 

Parents with multiple children at the university also 
reaped benefits. 

"My parents absolutely love the fact that we all 
go here," said Hibson. "We're all only two hours from 
home, and in terms of logistics, it's so much easier. 
Plus, my parents are both alumni, so they have season 
tickets to football games." 

While brothers and sisters at the university still 
admitted to occasional sibling squabbles, they also 
recognized the benefits of always having a family mem- 
ber nearby. 

#jmu - Where the girl to 
boq ratio is 96*... At least I 
con count on @JmuSa/eRides 
taking me home tonight. 


The Twitter account JMU Girl 
Problem teams with SafeRides to 
design a T-shirt for fundraising. The 
popular Twitter account had more 
than 4,000 followers and posted 
tweets about everyday problems 
women faced at the university, 
photo courtesy of ALICIA PETTIS 


@JMUBiddies How many bid- 
dies does it take to figure out 
the punch system? 
Oct. 5, 2011 3:24 p.m. 

@SpottedJMU Shoutout to my 
boyfriend, who's in the hospital 
this Valentine's Day with a se- 
vere case of non-existence. 
Feb. 14, 2012 12:38 a.m. 

@JMUgirlproblem Thank good- 
ness I still have my freshman 
year mappie. # youneverknow 
Feb. 17, 2012 1:03 p.m. 

@JMU Rainy + cold = good 
study weather. Where are you 
going to study today? # jmu 
# examcountdown 
Dec. 7, 2011 1:11 p.m. 

Freshman Alicia Inkrote checks her Twitter account 
before class. Besides following celebrities, spoof 
accounts and friends, students could follow official 
university accounts such as the JMU Twitter account 
or JMU Athletics for news and updates, 
photo by DEENA AGAMY 




The University Embraces 
Social Media Outlet 


As prospective students received acceptance letters in the spring, 
they began reaching out to the JMU Twitter account (@JMU). 
Twitter was a social networking website in which users could 
post status updates of 140 characters or less. The university's 
account, started in August of 2008 by a group of administrators in the Office of 
Public Affairs, did not let these perspectives' 140 characters go unnoticed. 

In addition to replying to and re-tweeting accepted students' tweets, @ 
JMU acted as a liaison for other on-campus organizations and promoted their 
activities for its more than 8,000 Twitter followers. One public affairs official 
said that the goal of the Twitter accounts and Facebook pages was to attract 
students through a medium they knew well - social media. 

"One of the challenges [is to] understand that you're representing the 
university. [Our] goal is to engage the students," said the official, who preferred 

to remain anonymous. 

The university also had other official accounts - Dining Services, UREC, The 
Bluestone and The Breeze to name a few - all of which provided information on 
activities and news for students. UREC's marketing coordinator, Kristin Gibson, 
was in charge of the recreation center's tweets. 

"It seems like the students who are coming to JMU in the next year or two 
have really embraced Twitter more than the current college generation," said 

This acclimation to social media was apparent through the numerous 
student-run accounts. Most of these unofficial accounts started because a 
student began to tweet about unusual things around campus. For instance, the 
self-proclaimed JMU Gossip Girl (@SpottedJMU) re-tweeted things that others 
saw from a person wearing a penguin suit on the Quad to an incredibly long 
Starbucks line. The account had more than 4,000 followers. 

Another account that started as an inside joke, but grew in popularity, was 
JMU Biddies (@JMUBiddies). According to Urban Dictionary, a biddie was the 
female equivalent of a "bro." 

"The responses have been generally positive and comical," said the admin- 
istrator for @JMUBiddies, who also preferred to remain anonymous. "I choose 
not to re-tweet anything too raunchy." 

Some students occasionally found the page offensive, but sophomore 
Rachel Tacci, a follower of @JMUBiddies, enjoyed its comedy. 

"I think the account is pretty funny. I can see how it could be offensive, but 
for the most part, I think it's harmless," said Tacci. 

For the student-run accounts, anonymity was important. The student admin- 
istrator for JMU Girl Problem (@JMUgirlproblem), which had more than 4,000 
followers, strictly protected her identity. 

"In real life, I can't ever keep a secret ... So it's really ironic that I've kept this 
secret for so long. I also kind of like how the account is just some anonymous 
JMU girl, because my tweets could be about any one of us," said the administra- 

Twitter accounts showcased the university's online presence and how the 
community embraced social media. 

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Let's Get 

Organizations Debate Women's Issues 


On Feb. 8 in Miller noi, JMU College Democrats hosted a debate on 
women's issues between several student political organizations including 
JMU College Republicans, Madison Liberty and the feminist discourse 
blog ShoutOut! JMU. Each group had a chance to state its position 
on a variety of topics concerning women, which ranged from sex education to the 
implementation of Title IX, a law that eliminated gender discrimination in educational 

Junior Christopher Justis, representing JMU College Democrats, stressed the 
importance of decreasing the wage disparity between men and women. He referenced 
the 2010 United States Census Bureau statistic that, on average, women were paid 78 
cents to a man's dollar for the same work. 

"You can't fix something if you pretend it's not broken," said Justis. "Sexism is alive 

Nicole Clarke, a sophomore representing JMU College Republicans, said that the 
issues the debate addressed were important because "women's issues are issues for 
everybody." Clarke added that the debate was not about women gaining more rights 
than men. 

"Women or men should not be given special privileges," said Clarke. 

The most heated debate of the evening was about abortion as a privacy issue. 
Senior Matthew Long of JMU College Republicans said he found abortion "absolutely 
appalling." The other three groups stated that abortion should be rare but argued that 
without legalized abortions women would seek dangerous illegal abortions. 

Junior Emily Meyers of ShoutOut! JMU said that "no government body, particularly 
one made of 82 percent men, should control what a woman does to her body." 

"Our bodies must cease to be used as a political tool," said Meyers. 

Sophomore Rania Sheikh attended the debate as an extra credit assignment for her 
government class. An international student, Sheikh said she did not know much about 
American political groups and was surprised that she agreed with each group in some 

"It was fun to see them all in a debate setting without fighting," said Sheikh. "I liked 
hearing all sides. I learned a lot." 

Students were able to ask questions and register to vote after the debate. 

"JMU has a reputation of having a non-politically active environment," said Clarke. 
"Debates like these are so important to have. You have to recognize that the other side 
is just as firm in its beliefs as you are in yours." 

Debaters listen to sopho- 
more Nicole Clarke from 
JMU College Republicans 
respond to the moderator's 
question. At the end of 
the night, students in the 
audience were given the op- 
portunity to ask the panelists 
their own questions, 
photo by DONOVAN SEOW 

736 Women's Issues Debate 

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"Spring Spirit" 
Kelsey Loy 





he Bluestone's student photo contest 

"Seasons Collide" 
Michael Watkins 

738 Through Your Lens 

"Track of Time" 
Michael Watkins 

Features tj9 

"Framed By Autumn" 
Michael Watkins 

740 Through Your Lens 

"We Are the Dukes of JMU" 
Chelsea Wilkins 

"JMUnity: A Fallen Duke Remembered" 

Courtney Ambrose 

Features ui 






744 College of Arts and Letters 

148 Faculty Profile : Shelly Hokanson 

152 SMAD 305 : Multimedia Reporting 
or Magazine Production 

154 Hopscotch Magazine 


Jocelyn Allen 

Media Arts and Design 

Grant Beck 

Media Arts and Design 

Grant Bell 

Media Arts and Design 

Christopher Booth 

Media Arts and Design 

Christa Brown 

Political Science 

Amanda Caskey 

Media Arts and Design 

Eliza Charbonneau 

Communication Studies 

Lindsey Fay 

Modern Foreign Languages 

Alexandra Foundas 


746 College of Arts and Letters 

Kelly Gatewood 

Modern Foreign Languages 

Derrick Gonzalo 


Tiffany Hawkins 

Public Policy and Administration 

Anjelica Hendricks 

Political Science 

Jantzen Hensley 


Jaime Hughes 

Modern Foreign Languages 

Zuleika Lim 

Political Science 

Matthew Long 

Political Science 

Greg McCarley 

Justice Studies 

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Madison 101 



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Shelly Hokanson gives a lecture in her SMAD class. Hokanson 
taught classes in web design. 
Photos by Ronald Stewart 

Faculty Profile: Shelly Hokanson 

Writer / Hannah Hayes 

Shelly Hokanson was a tattooed lady and a fierce online 
guild warrior, but also a first-year SMAD professor. 
Before Hokanson's work at the university began, she 
already knew it was meant to be. 
"When I saw the JMU position, I knew this was the exact job 
I wanted," said Hokanson. "It was exactly where I wanted to be. I 
knew I just had to send a resume. The next thing you know I was 
accepting a job. It has worked out quite well here." 

Teaching was her passion, although it wasn't always her first choice. 
"I briefly wanted to be an accountant, for like five minutes," said 
Hokanson. "I was also in computer repair and network administration. 
I finally got an opportunity to teach a web design night class, and 
from then on that is what I have done and love to do." 

About a third of the SMAD faculty was hired in the past five 
years, and Hokanson took this opportunity to make her own mark 
on the department. 

"In respect to the SMAD area, I think I have a good mix of 
teaching experience and industry experience," said Hokanson. 
"All of my work has been freelance work, so basically it is all 
entrepreneurial. I think that my approach to the whole industry 
fits well with the 'be the change' spirit of JMU." 
This perspective came across to her students. 

"She is incredibly relatable," said senior Christopher Booth. 
"She acts like a college student sometimes, but she definitely 
knows what she is talking about. You can really tell she loves her work." 

Hokanson spent her free time playing an online game called 
Ultima Online. 

"The game is a predecessor to World of Warcraft, but most 
people have not heard of it because it is old. It had its 14th 
anniversary in September, and I will celebrate my 14 years in 
December. About a third of my life I have been playing this game," 
said Hokanson. 

The SMAD professor combined her love of web design and 
gaming into one reality. 

"I have a website that I started eight years ago, and it is 
for people that play tamers in the game," said Hokanson. "The 
premise of this tool on my website is that a user can input all of 
their stats, and it will rank it and give you a star rating. It became 
the second most popular third-party website for the game." 

Hokanson sought to bring her dedication and fresh 
perspectives to the SMAD program. 

748 College of Arts and Letters 

First year SMAD professor Shelly Hokanson drinks her favorite 
chai tea as she looks over e-mails. About a third of the SMAD 
faculty was hired in the past five years. 
Photos by Ronald Stewart 

Academics 749 


What did you take for your B.A. 
Philosophy Requirement? 

Along with intermediate proficiency in a foreign language, one 
requirement for students graduating with a Bachelor of Arts at the uni- 
versity was a course in philosophy. Students could take any class in the 
department with the exception of GPHIL 120: Critical Thinking, which 
was already a general education option. 

Course options ranged from the basic GPHIL lOl: Introduction to 
Philosophy to PHIL 367: Topics of Philosophy of Law. Students major- 
ing or minoring in philosophy or religion were not required to take an 
extra philosophy course to satisfy their degree requirements. 

750 College of Arts and Letters 

Amy Ray 

Public Policy and Administration 

Zachary Rolfe 


Nicole Sawyer 

Communication Studies 

Christine Skutnik 

Media Arts and Design 

Christine Sparrow 

Communication Studies 

Charles Suddith 

Public Policy and Administration 

Brooke Peckins 

PHIL 385: Buddhist Thought 

I've just always wanted to know about new religions because I 
was raised Catholic and that's the only religion I know. I wanted 
to learn different points of view ... More than any other religion, 
Buddhism is more of a philosophy. It's not judgmental or competi- 
tive; it's how you think about life ... It's the one religion that wasn't 
associated with wars, the only religion that's actually peaceful ... I 
feel like I got a lot out of the class. 


Sallie Drumheller 

GPHILlOl: Introduction to Philosophy 

I wanted to get a base understanding of the field of philosophy. 
We learned how to read philosophical texts and talk about them. 


Academics 757 


SMAD 305: Multimedia Reporting 
or Magazine Production 

University students spend a month 
in the hill town of Urbino, Italy. They 
teamed up to create a web documentary 
on the town and the people who lived 

photo courtesy of Steve ANDERSON 

Writer / Haley Lambert 

Last summer, 26 students embarked on a trip to Ur- 
bino, Italy to study abroad, round out their resumes 
and broaden their horizons. 
While in Italy, the students enrolled in SMAD 305: 
Multimedia Reporting or Magazine Production, in which they 
learned in a real life setting. The students picked an aspect of 
the Urbino culture and immersed themselves in it to create a 
multi-media project including written articles, video segments 
and pictorials. 

"I did mine on atheism in Urbino," said senior Robert 
Boag. "Another guy did his on the one barber shop that was 
in the town." 

These projects enabled students to hone their skills. 

"Students got to develop skills in storytelling by learning 
about what made a good story, how to find one and how to 
pitch it to an editor," said Program Director Steve Anderson. 
"Then they learned how to tell it, not just in writing, but 
through text, photography and video." 

Having to learn and develop these skills in a different 
country pushed the students to work harder at producing a 
quality end product. 

"A lot of the professors were Pulitzer Prize winning pro- 

fessors and they weren't all from JMU, and a lot of the other 
students there were really talented in specific areas," said 
Boag. "When all of that mixes together, it kind of forces you 
to learn how to produce a little bit better." 

However, not every aspect of the Urbino program focused 
on learning in a classroom setting and hands-on projects. 
Some of it came from locals and other study abroad students. 

"I really liked that there were kids from so many other 
countries and other schools there too," said Boag. "It was nice 
to hang out with kids from places like Singapore and Canada. 
It made things a little more interesting and entertaining." 

Broadening the students' horizons was one of the main 
goals of the Urbino trip. 

"Students have told me that at the end of the process 
they felt more confident that they can do things like this in 
the future, and that's a huge aspect of the program," said 

Many students would agree that this was their favorite 
aspect of the trip. 

"It was really helpful to get outside of America, build a 
portfolio, have a good time and get a little bit of a different 
experience," said Boag. 

752 College or Arts and Letters 

Sunflowers carpet the hills in the Marche region around 
Urbino. Students from universities in Singapore and 
Canada joined the group of 13 university students, 
photo courtesy of STEVE ANDERSON 

At night, students take a 
break from the University 
of Urbino cafeteria and eat 
in the town. The students 
also lived in the dorms of 
the university, which was 
founded in 1506. 
photo courtesy of STEVE 

Students and professors 
pose for the group photo in 
Urbino, Italy. In addition to 
the 13 university students, 
others came from schools 
like Iowa State Univer- 
sity, University of British 
Colombia and University of 
California at Santa Cruz, 
photo courtesy of Steve 

Sophomore Mojan Nour- 

bakhsh listens to video 
editing tips from professor 
Ryan Parkhurst. The 2011 
Urbino project was an 
effort of The Institute for 
Education in International 

photo courtesy of Steve 

Senior Robert Boag, professor Steve Anderson and senior Kerri DeVries 

work on a video assignment in Urbino. In December 2011, the students' 
website won an Editor and Publisher award for best College/University 
Website: Journalistic or Documentary Report, 
photo courtesy of STEVE ANDERSON 

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Senior Jamie Breitner, junior Ross Kirby 
and professors Mark Parker, Maria 
Odette Canivell and Fletcher Linder 

admire their work on Hopscotch. In 
ENG 302 students wrote, illustrated and 
published their own children's stories, 
photo by Julia Lyons 

Hopsc otch Magaz ine 

Writer / Levi May 

A board of students from the English and Id LS deparments 
put their imaginations on paper where children could see them in 
living color. Some began this process by taking ENG 302: Children's 

Hopscotch magazine was a collection of short stories meant for 
children that were both written and illustrated by students. English 
professor Maria Odette Canivell sparked the idea for this magazine 
a few years ago. 

"We want to get children to read stories again as well as create a 
venue for students to publish their work," said Canivell. 

Students on the board created by Canivell wrote the stories. 
Each story also included colorful pictures drawn by the author. 

Junior Id LS major Erin Quigley found these homework assign- 
ments enjoyable, as well as educational. 

"It's a cool class," said Quigley. "I think I'm going to write my first 
story about a talking animal or something." 

Students in Canivell's class submitted a minimum of two stories. 
Additional stories were written by students outside of the class. At 
the end of each semester, the Hopscotch student board decided 

which stories to publish. Many elementary schools in the Shenan- 
doah Valley received the magazine free of charge. 

This charitable venture received $2,000 a year in university 
funding. With this money, printed copies reached about 200 copies 
of Hopscotch each semester. 

But not just local school children read these stories. Copies of 
Hopscotch made it to parts of Northern Virginia and beyond. 

"I took some copies with me on a summer trip to Malta," said 
Fletcher Linder, the Id LS director who was responsible for half of 
the magazine's funding. 

Linder donated copies of Hopscotch to four elementary schools 
during his trip, as a tool for schools teaching English to children. 

"The students get excited about it," said Linder. "It really shows 
how work at the university level can reach children in all grades." 

Hopscotch had the potential to cross a language barrier. Born in 
Guatemala and raised in Spain, Canivell wanted to reach out to the 
Spanish-speaking community. 

"I hope to make it bilingual in future issues," said Canivell. 

754 College of Arts and Letters 

Hopscotch's cover caters to its young audience with bright colors. Professor 
Maria Odette Canivell hoped to make the magazine billingual in the future, 
photo courtesy of Maria Odette Canivell 

James Madison University 

Spring 2008 


n ies for Uifhlreti by Older Children 

Hand-drawn artwork is featured in the pages of Hopscotch. Authors typically 

wrote and illutrated their stories. 

photo courtesy of MARIA ODETTE CANIVELL 

:nlow and saw the big yellow moon 
jeared playing the bassoon ! 
ot to play his tunes so loud, 
only if he could join the crowd. 

Oliver and his friends, 
hric and Lou. were curious 
little caterpillars who 
enjoyed crawling through 

c a le r p ilia r ft . Fo r t u n a t e 1 y, 
Jay was a friendly bird v> ho 
did not want to eat the little 
caterpillars, as main bird* 

A black and white sketch delights children 
in local elementary schools. Since 2008, 
more than 1,200 copies of the magazine 
were published and distributed around the 
Shenandoah Valley. 

photo courtesy of Maria Odette Canivell 

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college ot 


756 College of Business 

162 COB 300 : Study Abroad 
in Belgium 

165 Business Owners 


Melissa Dow 

Computer Information 

Brittany Ecker 


Adam Farrell 


758 College of Business 

What do you want to do 
with your major? 

Students outside of the College of Business might think business majors were all the same. In reality, while 
business students took some integrated courses, there were a variety of majors. Students worked with 
everything from people skills to numbers in accounting business administration, computer information 
systems and management science, economics, finance and business law, hospitality and tourism manage- 
ment, international business, management, marketing and quantitative finance. These TO majors led to an 
even wider array of desired careers. 

Ranna Mohajer, junior 

I am majoring in business-to-consumer marketing with a minor in 
management science. I am currently a marketing intern promot- 
ing Dell products, which has been a great experience. In the next 
few years, I would like to go into business process management 
within a company's marketing department in order to help save 
money through reducing costs or making certain processes more 

Jeno Pizzarro, senior 

It was impossible not to cultivate the interest I had in economics 
into my major area of study given what was going on in the world 
at that time. I am going to be a consultant for IBM next year in 
D.C. and will be using the analytical framework I developed at 
JMU to help cities, government agencies and other public sector 
institutions deliver services more effectively and efficiently. I am 
really excited to put my training in econometrics, forecasting and 
business in general to work solving problems like crime, traffic 
and limited access to quality healthcare. 

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Joseph Jacoutot 


Danielle Kelley 


Mayra Perez-Rosas 


COB 300: Integrated Functional Systems 

After taking a core of classes, business students 
had to apply for COB 300. Acceptance into this 
12-credit, one semester foundation of business 
course acted as a student's entrance into the College 
of Business. Usually taken junior year, the course 
required students to juggle the classes and their 
assignments, as well as create a full business plan in 
groups of six to seven. 

After discarding about five serious ideas, junior 
Taylor Selby's group decided to create an organic 
linens company. 

"We had heard that manufacturing rather than 
service companies were easier," said Selby. "It was 
something that didn't always really exist, and organic 
is a growing trend. We had watched a lot of videos 
about 'made in [America]' so we decided we wanted 
to be good for the community and good for the envi- 

The group of six had to map out everything including 
salaries, bonuses, buyers for their products and from 
where to purchase palettes and bubble wrap. The 
group called to get insurance quotes, learned how 
cotton was made and evaluated product prices. 

"We had two to three pages of assumptions," said 
Selby. "And 75 percent of them had to be based off 
of fact." 

Selby said that finding time was one of the hardest 
parts, but that she learned a lot about teamwork. 
Plus, it didn't hurt her resume. 

Juniors Alexandra Vilas, Caroline Strand, Mitchell Mori, Jie Hong, 
David Judd and Taylor Selby pose after presenting their final proj- 
ect. Presentations were about 15 minutes long plus five minutes of 
questions directed toward the group, 
photo courtesy of Taylor Selby 

"The employers that know JMU definitely really like it," 
said Selby. "They're definitely impressed when you tell them 
you took a 12-credit course." 

760 College or Business 

David Rao 


Alyssa Richardson 


Ryan Sherman 


Timeline of a Business Plan 

First Day of Class 

Idea Submission: Present idea in the form of a poster board presentation to the 
a""'* " " COB 300 faculty, students and business volunteers. 

Benchmark One: Provide background information on the industry and introduc- 
tory information about a business idea. Includes where the business will operate, 
concerns an investor is likely to have and a discussion of industry trends. 

Benchmark Two: Revise benchmark one, identify customers, develop a market- 
ing strategy and develop a five-year financial statement. 

Coaching Session: Meet with a faculty member for a mandatory review of 
benchmark two evaluation and suggested improvements. 

Business Plan: Submit a formal business plan and present it to investors. The 
main sections of this plan include an executive summary, business and product 
"™ mmmmmmmm ^^ mmmm description, marketing, human resources and management, operations and pro- 
cesses and a financial plan. 

Enter the Business Plan Competition: The teams with the top plans qualify for 

the competition, which will be judged on another 20-minute presentation to be 

given the following semester. Winners may receive cash or scholarship awards. 

Last Day of Class 

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Juniors Andrew Mannarino and Devin Patel land safely 
after skydiving in Interlaken, Switzerland. During the dive, 
they could see landmarks from other countries, such as a 
mountain range in France, 
photo courtesy of DEVIN Patel 

Donning professional business-wear, juniors 
Rebecca Weingartner, Victoria Avara and 
Jennifer Bergamotto stand in front of a 
display of international flags. After completing 
the study abroad program, students earned a 
concentration in European Business, 
photo courtesy of Victoria Avar A 

762 College of Business 

Junior Devin Patel and senior Benjamin 
Mcgarry take a break during a tour in Budapest, 
Hungary to have some fun. To better understand 
concepts they studied in a classroom setting, 
students went on field trips to businesses and 
historic districts in Europe. 

photo courtesy of Devin Patel 

Juniors Lauren Boyd, Andrew Mannarino, Anna 
Bosshard, Devin Patel, Victoria Avara and Jennifer 
Bergamotto enjoy a horse carriage ride in Killarney, 
Ireland. The ride took them through beautiful scenery, 
such as a park with medieval castles and large lakes, 
photo courtesy of RYAN FREELAND 

C OB 5QO: Integrated Functional Systems 

Writer / Nora Bollinger 


Take COB 300 in Antwerp, Belgium - it is so much 
easier than taking it on campus." 
At least, that was the rumor among many business 
majors dreading the 12-credit intensive. COB 300 
required that students create a detailed business plan. The 
perk to taking the course in Antwerp was that students could 
forgo the business plan in lieu of a concentration in European 
Business. However, for students who experienced the study 
abroad trip first hand, it was not that easy. 

"Honestly, people downplay how challenging taking COB 
300 abroad is, and I strongly believe that is a misconcep- 
tion," said junior Heather Terk. "Not only do we have to 
balance taking the same courses as students at JMU taking 
COB 300, but we also travel ... [and] the professors have 
a different teaching style compared to professors at JMU. 
English is not their first language, so various language barriers 
affect our learning." 

Terk and her trip mates took COB 300 and COB 301 
for a total of 15 credits and stayed in apartments close to 
the 160-year-old University of Antwerp, where they also at- 
tended classes. As a group, they traveled to Ireland, Prague, 
Budapest, Vienna and Munich to study businesses in differ- 

ent countries. But, they also had free time to travel in smaller 
groups or on their own. 

"[A few of my friends and I] went to Italy for Thanksgiving 
break ... Italy was by far my favorite place that we went to 
this semester. In Florence, we went on a vespa tour through 
Tuscany and in Venice, we went on a gondola ride on the 
canal," said Terk. 

Faculty Member in Residence Cheri Beverly stressed 
that despite this free time, students still had plenty of study- 
ing to do. 

"I think some students hear the stories of how much 
traveling is possible, of the legal beers and the active youth 
culture, night life and forget that there are courses involved," 
said Beverly. "I think it is easy to forget how hard you had to 
work, especially around exams and end of semester, and just 
remember the fun stuff - which is what you tell your friends 
and peers." 

Whether business majors chose to believe the rumors 
or not, both Beverly and Terk agreed that the trip was 

"I think the rewards when you finish the semester are 
worth the extra energy and discomfort," said Beverly. 


Christopher Trainer 


Sandra Tran 


Kelly-Ann Wallace 

Computer IS 

Kaye-Ann Wallace 

Computer IS 

Caroline Webber 


Gilbert Welsford 


764 College or Business 

Sophomore Anisha Sharma stands inside of a 
Subway restaurant. Sharma owned three Subway 
restaurants in Northern Virginia, 
photo by Michael Tracy 

Junior Daniel Kastner details a Ferrari belonging 
to one of his clients. Kastner owned his own auto 
detailing shop in his home state, New Jersey, 
photo courtesy of Daniel Kastner 

Business Owners 

Writer / Claire Fogarty 

Meeting a new boss can be intimidating, but for two 
students, they were their bosses. Sophomore Anisha 
Sharma and junior Daniel Kastner owned their own 

Sharma had an interest in business since she began writing 
checks for her mother at age 12. Three years ago, she applied for 
her real estate and franchise licenses and opened three Subway 
stores in Northern Virginia. Sharma's responsibilities included writing 
paychecks, managing salaries and bills, communicating with managers 
and employees and making sure her Subways stayed in compliance. 

"I choose what I want to do as long as I get my work done," said 
Sharma. "Having this experience at my age is something not many 
students get to have. The experience means the world to me." 

However, balancing college life and business life was difficult. 

"While I'm in school, it's hard to do as much as I want to do," said 
Sharma. "If I gave all my time to it, I could open up more stores. But 
when I'm away, my grandfather and mother keep me in the loop. It's 
not just work for me. It's fun." 

Kastner was another business-savvy student. A car enthusiast, 
he borrowed money from his parents and began researching how 
to operate his own auto detailing company. Seven years ago, he 
became the owner of Premier Shine Auto Detail in his home state of 
New Jersey. Between detailing cars, keeping in contact with clients, 
managing expenses and finances and social networking, Kastner did 
not have a lot of free time. 

"It's hard managing myself and my time," said Kastner. "But if you 
have a dream and you know it's going to work, you have to go for it." 

Sharma and Kastner encouraged other passionate students 
to consider opening their own businesses. Both considered it a 
rewarding experience with many benefits - even if it was hard at 

"Expect failure; that's how you grow," said Kastner. "I learned to 
be very hardworking from my business, which helps my schoolwork. 
In a way they help each other." 

Junior Daniel Kastner buffs the body of a Ferrari 
at his auto detailing shop. Student business owners 
sometimes found it difficult to balance work and 
school during the semester, 
photo courtesy of DANIEL KASTNER 

Academics 765 


college or 


766 College of Education 

168 DANC 479 : Methods 
Teaching Dance 


Kyle Butler 

Interdisciplinary Liberal Studies 

Stephanie Cheatham 

Interdisciplinary Liberal Studies 

Emily Collins 

Interdisciplinary Liberal Studies 

DANC 479: Methods 
of Teaching Dan ce 

Writer / Anjerika Wilmer 

If you think dancing is hard, try teaching a room full of children 
the basics. Students aspiring to become dance teachers for 
grades K-12 could enroll in the College of Education's teacher 
licensure in dance program. Started in fall 2006, this program 
was only available to dance majors. 

"Not anyone can be in the teaching licensure in dance program. 
They have to be accepted into our program first," said Suzanne 
Miller-Corso, licensure program adviser. 

Before they began their teaching practicum, students registered 
for DANC 479: Methods of Teaching Dance. In this course, they 
learned how to create unit plans, devise lesson plans and evaluate 
methods of teaching. Miller-Corso was one of several instructors 
who taught the class. 

Miller-Corso's area of concentration was musical theater and 
jazz tap, but one of her greatest joys was teaching students how to 

"I love imparting my knowledge about music and what I've 
learned as a teacher to them," said Miller-Corso. 

"It's exciting to see students evolve into teachers," said Miller- 

Women in the dance studio prepare for class to start. 

Students who passed the state-licensing exam after 
graduation were certified to teach dance in 49 states, 
including Virginia, 
photo by Julia Lyons 

Once students completed their coursework and passed the 
state-licensing exam, they were able to student teach K-12 students 
in Virginia and 48 other states. 

Alison Hanchey was one of the first two university graduates to 
participate in the licensure program. 

"The dance program at JMU teaches the depth of dance as an 
art form, as something alive and growing, and finally as something 
that can bring forth change and accomplish anything," said Hanchey. 

Another student, Lauren Eaton, taught at Fairfax County 
Public Schools during the fall semester. She used dance to educate 
elementary school students on the life cycle and body parts of a 

"Their dancing was so beautiful and pure. I even learned more 
about the butterfly just watching them," said Eaton. 

As for the future of the licensure program, Miller-Corso was 

"I think it will grow once more people become aware of it," said 

768 College of Education 


Seniors Dora Duvisac, Kerry Doyle and Allison Cole- 
man chat together before DANC 479 begins. The class 
was only offered to students majoring in dance. 

photo by Julia Lyons 

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no College of Integrated Science and Technology 

174 The East Campus Hillside 
Naturalization Project 

176 Faculty Profile : Steven 

178 ISAT 280 : Destination 


Debi Banawoe 


Meaghan Campbell 

Communication Sciences 
and Disorders 

Elizabeth Comitz 


Annunciata Corey 

Communication Sciences 
and Disorders 

Lauren Crisman 

Communication Sciences 
and Disorders 

Alexandra Davidson 

Communication Sciences 
and Disorders 

Peter Epley 


Kathleen Francis 

Health Sciences 

Agnieszka Frank 


772 College of Integrated Science and Technology 

Quaneisha Green 

Health Sciences 

Ashleigh Gunderson 


Samantha Karnes 


Kristen Kaufmann 


Sarah Montgomery 


Alison Murtha 


Amilie Napier 

Health Sciences 

Matthew Piotrowski 


Jessica Reedy 


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** 7 *>" 

The East Campus Hillside 
Naturalization Project 

Writer / Heather Allen 

A scared squirrel under a bush was the inspiration for 
the East Campus Hillside Naturalization project, 
located on the hill in front of the ISAT building. ISAT 
professor Wayne Teel noticed the animal in distress 
and watched the squirrel as it avoided a red-tailed hawk sitting 
in a branch above. Teel realized that he was the only witness to 
this scene. 

"I got the idea in my head that what we needed was to edu- 
cate students on how to see what was going on around them," 
said Teel. 

Teel thought about how students view the landscape. 

"The way we're running and managing the landscape by 
mowing extensive areas of lawns and basically creating an 
artificial landscape, we were training students to not look [at the 
environment]," said Teel. 

Teel originally sent out the proposal for the project in 2006, 

but it did not receive attention until 2008 when President Lin- 
wood H. Rose commissioned a committee on sustainability. 

Phase one began in fall 2011 - the conversion of the lawn into 
a prairie. After phase one of the project, there was an increase 
in bird life. The committee for the Hillside Project planted 25 
species of native plants, like Black-Eyed Susans, and several tree 
species at the bottom of the hill. Teel, other ISAT professors 
and their students also designed an edible forest garden and a 
watershed buffer to prevent erosion. 

The edible forest garden included many native bush and 
tree plants such as the American Chestnut, which almost went 
extinct in 1926 from a fungal infection. 

By creating a natural landscape, students could interact with 
nature and observe the different species that lived in the area. 
The project managers hoped to blend nature with educational 
opportunities for the future. 

174 College of Integrated Science and Technology 

Academics us 


Faculty Profile: Steven Frysinger 

Writer / Erica Traveline 

As a professor and director in the Environmental 
Information Systems and Environmental Management 
programs, Steven Frysinger was passionate about 
students learning outside the traditional classroom 
setting. One way that Frysinger accomplished this was by teaching 
in Germany. 

Since 2003, Frysinger spent about two months each year 
teaching block courses at the Saarland University of Applied 
Science in Germany. The program also provided the opportunity 
for American students to travel to Germany with Frysinger and 
work with German faculty on environmental and energy studies. 

"Given the opportunity to interact with one another in new 
environments, American and German students learn so much from 
each other," said Frysinger. "The cultural exchange is phenomenal 
and many lifelong friendships have been formed." 

Frysinger's passion for the environment was not limited to his 
courses. He also owned a 44-acre certified organic farm outside 
of Harrisonburg. Frysinger cooperated with a young farmer to sell 
organic hay and, occasionally, grain to a local dairy farm. 

"There is a growing student interest in agriculture, especially 
local and sustainability," said Frysinger. "This interest has led to the 
creation of special course offerings and has allowed me to have 
students come study the farm." 

Before coming to Harrisonburg, Frysinger lived in New Jersey 
where he also followed his passion for the outdoors and the 
environment. He served as a volunteer game warden, which was 
a childhood dream, and made substantial strides in developing a 
recycling program in the state's Chester Township. 

"I worked to increase the frequency of recycling pick up from 
once a month to once a week," said Frysinger. "Our committee also 
implemented a fee for every 30 pounds of garbage, which aimed at 
encouraging people to recycle." 

As a result of his efforts, recycling rates increased from nine 
percent to about 65 percent. From New Jersey to Harrisonburg 
and all the way to Germany, Frysinger promoted environmental 

Steven Frysinger poses in Saarland, Germany. He directed a 
program that gave university students the opportunity to learn 
from foreign environments and professors, 
photo courtesy of STEVEN FRYSINGER 

176 College of Integrated Science and Technology 

Steven Frysinger's students pose in Saarbrucken, a German city two hours 
east of Paris. The region was active in the alternative energy and sustainable 

industrial systems, 
photo courtesy of STEVEN FRYSINGER 

Academics 177 

A Destination ImagiNation crowd sits at the 
Global 2011 opening ceremony. Traveling from 
all over the globe, 20,000 students competed 
in instant and central challenges, 

Destination ImagiNation 
members pose at an 
event. Interested students 
could take a Destination 
ImagiNation class or join 
the club. 

photo courtesy of 
Destination Imagination 

us College of Integrated Science and Technology 

The Destination ImagiNation group along with 
professors Jonathan Spendel and Elizabeth 
Armstrong celebrate their win. The group went 
on an annual trip to Knoxville, Tenn. to compete, 

ISAT 280: Destination Imagination 

Writer / Claire Fogarty 

Destination ImagiNation (Dl) was a unique 
group that brought together students with 
passion for creativity, problem solving and 
teamwork. This one-credit fall course, three- 
credit spring course and club was open to all students. 

Dl focused on two types of challenges: instant chal- 
lenges and central challenges. Instant challenges were 
five or 10 minutes long and gave students a situation that 
required them to build something, act out a skit or com- 
municate to accomplish a task. Central challenges were 
more time consuming and required groups to create their 
project with a low budget over a full semester. 

Senior Christen Rhodes had been involved with Dl 
since her freshman year. She was an engineering major 
and took the class every semester, not only because it met 
major requirements, but also because she enjoyed it. 

"Most of my really great friends I've made at JMU have 
been from Dl," said Rhodes. "It's a chance for people to 
see who you really are." 

Every year, students had the opportunity to go to 
Knoxville, Tenn. in June to compete with 20,000 other 
students from all over the globe. 

"The sponsors of Dl are big organizations and corpora- 
tions," said sophomore Hannah Gutman, president of the 
university's Dl team. "We get to meet with the heads of 
the sponsors at Globals, and they talk about why they see 
Destination ImagiNation as valuable. Some companies are 
utilizing 'instant challenge' situations for interviews. It's 
very useful in the corporate world." 

Gutman participated in Dl when she was in elementary 
school, so she was thrilled to learn the university also 
hosted the program. 

"Dl taught me how to put myself out there in front of 
people," said Gutman. "It gave me the courage to get out 
there and try. And a lot of times we'll fail, but you have to 
learn from your mistakes and do better in the future." 

Academics 779 


Ashley Scott 

Communication Sciences 
and Disorders 

Hillary Scott 

Communication Sciences 
and Disorders 

Kayla Swartz 

Health Sciences 

Morgan Thomas 


Jonathan Torchia 

Computer Science 

Alexander Troum 

Health Sciences 

78o College of Integrated Science and Technology 

What is your concentration? 

ISAT was a broad area of study. So after 
taking a core of classes during their 
freshman and sophomore years, ISAT 
majors declared sectors to narrow their 
junior year studies. Picking three sectors 
allowed them to get a taste for three 
different fields, so they could pick one or 
sometimes two as their senior year con- 
centration. These categories ISAT majors 
could pick as their sectors, and eventu- 
ally as concentrations, were applied 
biotechnology, energy, engineering and 
manufacturing, environment, information 
and knowledge management and tele- 
communications. With approval, custom 
concentrations were also allowed. 

Junior Logan Kendle measures the pH of Naked Creek for his water project in ISAT 320: Funda- 
mentals of Environmental Science and Technology I. This was part of a two-course series taken by 
ISAT majors who chose environment as one of their sectors, 
photo by Sarah Lockwood 

Amanda Jenkins, junior 
Biotechnology & Environment 

For environment, I knew I wanted to do get into sustainability. I 
really want to go down the sustainable living path in my life. And I 
wanted to do biotech so I could get into how genetic engineering 
affects agriculture. You can put together environmental sustain- 
ability and biotech and really couple those together. Later in life, 
I'd like to get into organic farming and teach people about it." 



Samuel Glier, junior 

"I've always had an interest in a sort of IT, computer science field 
and telecom encompasses those things. Maybe something along 
the lines of a private contracting, IT, anything like that. Network 
was probably my favorite telecom class so far. It was a lot of lab- 
based activities, working on a computer programming and using 
networking tools. I think the part I liked about it was that it was 
more lab-based than lecture-based." 

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782 College of Science and Mathematics 

184 GEOL 300 : Intro To Igneous 
And Metamorphic Petrology 

187 Engineering Capstone Projects 

188 Pre-Med 

Elizabeth Johnson's 

GEOL 300 class visits 
geological formations 
in Highland County. 
Johnson's students 
studied and identified 
different types of rocks, 
photo courtesy of 
Elizabeth Johnson 

GEOL 300: Introduction to 
Igneous and Metamorphic Petrology 

Writer / Sarah Lockwood 

£ £ ■ ust like every other skill ... to identify 

I rocks you have to practice, and it's a lot 
I harder outside," said geology professor 
^^^F Elizabeth Johnson. 

So she took the 14 students in her GEOL 30O: 
Introduction to Igneous and Metamorphic Petrol- 
ogy class on field trips. 

While sedimentary rocks, like those that make 
up the Bluestone buildings, were easy to find in 
Harrisonburg, Johnson had to dig a little to find 
igneous and metamorphic rocks for her students. 
Igneous rocks were formed from magma and 
metamorphic rocks were those that had changed 
from other types of rocks. 

This was the third time Johnson taught the 
class, which was usually offered in the spring, but 
was offered both semesters this year to accom- 
modate for the growing major. Field trips were 
common, but this was Johnson's first time taking 
the students to Trimble Knob, a small volcano. She 
did not know quite what to expect, but the class 
still learned valuable field skills. 

"I had them walk all the way around it trying to 
find where it changes texture," said Johnson. "You 
can see all the different features out there, and I 

think we had a good time." 

The assignment was to observe the features 
and take notes. 

"If you're actually going to be a geologist ... you 
have to have practice so that's why we try to take 
them out. And we're lucky," said Johnson. "Here, 
there's rocks everywhere." 

The trip to Trimble Knob sparked junior Derek 
Guzman's interest. As one of his three required 
research credits, he studied the volcanic feature 
with Johnson. His role included some field re- 
search as well as literary research on the area. 

"There's essentially no research on it," said 
Guzman. "Right now, my theory will hold as much 
water as anyone else's." 

His conclusions would contribute to Johnson's 
overall research project. 

"By going out and looking at the stuff, you 
see how cool and kind of interesting it is," said 
Johnson. "These things are out there, but people 
haven't studied them very much ... They can tell 
us all kinds of stuff about the layers underneath 
the crust, the mantle and what's going on under 

Most of the rocks Johnson and Guzman 

studied were from the Eocene age, or about 35 
million to 50 million years old. Plate boundaries 
usually caused volcanic activity, but there were no 
plate boundaries in the area, so one of their main 
queries was why the volcano erupted in the first 

"The fact that there was volcanic activity in 
the area should shock the average person," said 

Johnson felt that research was another key 
component to becoming a geologist. 

"You don't really understand why you're doing 
something at the beginning," said Johnson of stu- 
dents, whom she felt slowly began "to really [take] 
ownership of the project." 

She especially enjoyed working with under- 
graduate students. 

"For undergrads, just doing the research is the 
point, and so you can try almost anything," said 
Johnson. "You never know what you're going to 

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Sophomore Derek Guzman takes a break 
from examining a rock in a petrographic 
microscope. Microscopes such as these 
were used to cut rocks and view the 
minerals in their structures, 
photo by Michael Tracy 

Students from Elizabeth Johnson's 

petrology class prepare to examine Trimble 
Knob. This small volcano was located just 
outside Monteray, Va., about 60 miles from 
the university. 

photo courtesy of ELIZABETH JOHNSON 

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Kelsey Bradshaw 


Nicholas Calabrese 


Kathryn Holmes 


Jindong Kang 


786 College of Science and Mathematics 

Robert Nagel, an adviser to seniors completing their 
engineering capstone, stands by an engineering sign in 
the ISAT building. The students were part of the first 
graduating class of engineers, 
photo by Deena Agamy 

Engineering Capstone Projects 

Writer / Jennifer Pierz 

Forty-six students applied the basic principles of science 
and mathematics to develop economical solutions. These 
students were the first graduating class of engineers. 

This new major, spawned by a collaboration of ISAT and 
Math and Science professors, required students to complete 
engineering capstone projects. Faculty members proposed 
different project ideas and lO groups picked their capstones 
from the list. 

For one capstone, seniors William Graham, Timothy 
Brooks, Jack Cash, Robert McCloud and Connor Heede 
developed a reactor that transformed waste from E-Hall 
into fertilizer. The group spent two years meeting for five to 
eight hours a week and, during their time working together, 
formed lasting connections. 

Robert Nagel, one of the team's faculty advisors, guided 
the students. 

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"These projects pull together all the design and science 
at James Madison University," said Nagel. 

Adebayo Ogundipe, the team's other advisor, agreed that 
the projects provided valuable skills. 

"Even though these students feel as if they are only 
participating in engineering basics, they go on to learn much 
more than they anticipated," said Ogundipe. "During these 
projects you learn information that not even classes here 
would teach you. You get a chance to see what you are really 
capable of." 

The projects, including robots and compost reactors, 
gave engineering students the opportunity to build useful 
tools for the university, as well as portfolio pieces of which 
they could be proud. 

MCAT books sit on junior Seana Sears' desk as she anticipates a 
long study session. The 20 to 30 recommended hours of studying 
was daunting for many medical students. 

photo by Sarah Lockwood 


Writer / Heather Allen 

Junior Seana Sears was unbothered by the sight of blood 
or any internal organs for that matter. She, like others 
in the Pre-Medicine (Pre-Med) program, wanted to be 
a doctor. Inspired by her parents, Sears knew that she 
wanted to do something in the medical field, but it was a trip to an 
operating room that solidified her dream to be a surgeon. 

"The doctor pulled out a lipoma," said Sears. "He handed it to 
me, and I was like This is it. This is what I want to do.'" 

With studying all night, challenging courses and competitive 
peers, the program was difficult. Pre-Med students, majoring 
in biology, chemistry or physics, had to meet certain academic 
requirements, including a high GPA and good Medical College 
Admission Test (MCAT) scores. There was a lot of pressure, which 
senior Drew Riggleman knew all about. 

Riggleman took the MCAT in Spring 20ll. He wanted to get 
into medical school the fall after he graduated, and the Pre-Med 
program recommended students apply 12 to 15 months in advance. 

The Kaplan MCAT course recommended that students spend 
the months before the test studying 20 to 30 hours a week. 

"A lot of people take organic [chemistry], physics and 
physiology junior year to get ready for the MCAT. So you're 

studying for those classes, and you're studying for the MCAT as 
well," said Riggleman. 

Maintaining a competitive GPA was also important. The 
Pre-Med program stressed the science GPA, BCPM (biology, 
chemistry, physics and mathematics), which weighed more heavily 
on medical school applications. 

In order to look good on medical school applications, many 
students, including Riggleman, looked for experience working in 
hospitals or other health care facilities. 

"In the summer, I shadow a cardiothoracic surgeon, who does 
open heart surgery, and a bariatric surgeon, who does gastric 
bypass surgery," said Riggleman. "I also scribe in the emergency 
room ... That was fun. You learn a lot, and you really learn how to 
think when you're under pressure." 

Sears also prepared herself for medical school applications 
by participating in undergraduate research, tutoring chemistry 
and studying for the MCATs. But to her, it was all part of the big 

"Medical situations can be the scariest times in a person's life," 
said Sears. "I want to be that person who knows everything they 
need and be that comfort as well." 

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college or 


790 College of Visual and Performing Arts 

192 THE A 303 : Actor Movement 
194 MUI : Songwriting 


In the Forbes Center for the Performing Arts Mainstage Theatre, junior Michael 
Swan uses techniques he learned in THEA 303 in his performance in "Our 
Country's Good." Swan saw improvement in his posture during the course, 
photos by Richard Finkelstein 

THEA 303: Actor Movement 

Writer / Heather Butterworth 

For over an hour, the class of 15 reverted to its most primitive 
state. The students grunted at one another while they moved, 
crouched on their hands and knees. Strange sounds and non- 
words replaced spoken language. They relied on their instincts to 
play out a power struggle. 

Physical exercises like this helped theater students work 
through awkward feelings to perfect their acting techniques in 
THEA 303: Actor Movement taught by adjunct professor Robert 
Smith. The class, a special topic not usually offered, would soon 
become part of the regular curriculum, said Smith. 

The course focused on exercises in three acting techniques: 
Laban, Viewpoints and Animal Work. According to Smith, these 
physical techniques allowed the actor to broaden his expression 
and develop better body awareness. During the semester, 
students acted out breaking into a store full of alligators and 
performed 15-minute shows without saying a word. 

These exercises served as an actor's core. 

"From this foundation, they develop ways to physically 

express character and intention through their own creativity," said 

Smith's class came at the perfect time for Michael Swan, 
a junior theater major balancing two roles in the play "Our 
Country's Good." The exercises constantly reminded him of his 
weakest point as an actor. 

"It was incredibly difficult for me to stand up straight for my 
soldier role consistently," said Swan. 

After talking to Smith about slouching, Swan became aware of 
how his body looked on stage. 

"In the end, it wasn't perfect, but it was a lot better than 
before," said Swan. "Over the course of the semester, I've found 
myself gradually improving and being more self-aware. [Smith] 
doesn't let me get away with my old habits." 

Teaching this course was "a fantastic experience" for Smith. 

"I am so passionate about physical storytelling on stage and 
the outward expression of the actor," said Smith. 

192 Visual and Performing Arts 

Junior George Dippold performs in 
"Our Country's Good" at the Forbes 
Center for the Performing Arts in 
October. Dippold took Robert Smith's 
Actor Movement course in the fall as he 
prepared for this role, 
photos by Richard Finkelstein 

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Joseph Taylor speaks to students in his songwriting 
class during a lecture. Taylor gave his class the tools and 
guidelines to be successful writers and lyricists. 

photo by Deena Agamy 

MUI: Songwriting 

Writer / Hannah Hayes 

After experiencing a life-threatening situation, 
junior Anthony Little switched his career from 
minimum-wage worker to student. 
"I was robbed at my job at gunpoint and then 
left that job ... I then decided to come back to school to follow 
my passion: music," said Little. 

Little enrolled in MUI 315 and 410: Songwriting, taught by 
Joseph Taylor, and slowly began to understand what his own 
personal style of music was and how he could express it. 

"I write primarily Christian music, but I am an artist and I 
just write what I feel," said Little. "I might write a song about 
my wife, love or the Lord. I really just draw from my life 

While recognizing emotions was easy to do, it was much 
harder to put lyrics onto paper and create a well-balanced 

"A lot of times I felt like I had writer's block," said 
sophomore Nathan Scholz. "I would think my music sounded 
awful, but then we learned on the first day of class that 
everyone else felt the exact same way, which was really cool." 

As students started to push boundaries, they learned 
formulas for creating music. 

"This class has taught me about the structure of songs, 
creating clarity and how to be creative in the way I express 
lyrical content of my emotions," said Little. 

Throughout the semester, Taylor taught students to write 
songs that followed certain guidelines. Some stayed within 
their favorite genre, while others used the opportunity to 

"The first song I wrote in here was with an acoustic guitar," 
said Scholz. "I have done several songs from an alternative 
standpoint, and I am in a rock band so I also write for that." 

All students had to perform for their peers, but for some 
students, it was not their first time performing. 

"I performed once at Six Flags in the Washington, D.C. 
area. But I have basically been performing since this summer," 
said Little. 

For Little and Scholz, Taylor's songwriting class helped 
them express their thoughts and feelings through music. 

794 Visual and Performing Arts 



796 Underclassmen 

198 Tech Level I and ISST Tests 
201 GCOM : Presentations 


Tech Level I and ISST Tests 

Writer / Julie Hirschhorn 

rom operating Microsoft Word to properly citing 
bibliographies, all freshmen were required to pass the Tech 
Level I and Information Seeking Skills Test (ISST). These tests 
ensured that students developed essential skills to perform 

basic research and communication tasks at the university. 

Taken in the Ashby Computer Lab, these tests had to be passed by 
the given deadline - Nov. 18 for Tech Level I and April 22 for ISST - or a 
hold was placed on students' accounts. When the deadline neared, the 
lines for the lab were usually out the door. 

"For most students, it's probably not as important as it was maybe 
15 years ago because of increasing use of computers in that time span 
... but since [Word, PowerPoint and Excel] are the most basic types of 
computer programs all classes require in some fashion, I would assume 
that's why JMU still requires it," said senior Anthony Bowman. 

While some students viewed these technology tests as just another 
assignment (some teachers gave grades for completing the tests), others 
had qualms with the tests. 

"I had several issues with how they were conducted," said freshman 
Gabriela Wolfe. "I had issues with getting answers right, because I 
didn't answer the question in the exact steps they wanted, despite the 
fact that there are multiple ways to get the program to perform certain 

Some students were also irked that the tests seemed to be geared 
to those with certain platform experience. 

"If they had a Mac test option, I feel like that would be better," 
said freshman Katherine Bishop. "Since a good chunk of the school 
uses Macs and not PCs. That way, people wouldn't spend five minutes 
looking for a button that is not in the same place on their Macs." 

Despite these annoyances, technological proficiency was necessary 
for academic success. 

Freshman Shelby Fields 
and sophomore Amanda 
Maggio prepare to take 
the ISST test in the Ashby 
computer lab. As test 
deadlines neared, the lines 
outside grew, 
photo by Ronald Stewart 

After the rush during 
the Tech Level l Nov. 
18 deadline, the Ashby 
computer lab is a ghost 
town. Freshmen were 
required to take the 
test on Microsoft Word, 
PowerPoint and Excel, 
photo by Ronald Stewart 

Signs outside the entrance to the Ashby computer lab 
instruct students to turn off their cell phones before 
they enter. Students could use the lab for standardized 
test taking or to spend time between classes, 
photo by Ronald Stewart 

798 Underclassmen 

Katherine Booker 

Kathleen Bryant 

Stephanie Bucher 

Samantha Burch 

Jacob Cumins 

Chelsea Curtis 

Abigail Dorman 

Ethan Dorton 

Morgan Dunsmore 

Daniel Dziuba 

Julian Fadullon 

Danielle Fagan 

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Hannah Fauber 

Claire Fogarty 

Margaret Fogarty 

Janice Gardner 

Alexander Gilmore 

Troy Howell 

Laura Johansen 

Ashley Kalavritinos 

Chelsea Kirton 

Jullian Kline 

Haley Lambert 

Kathleen Landes 

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GCOM: Presentations 

On the Quad, freshman 
Julie Rooney studies for 
her GCOM class. At the 
end of the class, freshmen 
had to take the same 
standardized test, 
photo by Lauren Gordon 

Writer / Haley Lambert 

Sweaty palms, nervous tremors and shaky 
voices were all common symptoms in GCOM 
121: Presentations, GCOM 122: Individual 
Presentations and GCOM 123: Group 

"It's always a little unnerving when you get up in 
front of people," said freshman Matthew Sackett. 

GCOM was a required general education course 
involving public speaking, which many students were 
reluctant to take. 

"Growing up, I was always in plays so I was used 
to being in front of a big crowd," said freshman Julie 
Rooney. "I haven't done that in a while, and it's harder 
because I'm doing it for a grade now." 

Giving a speech in front of their classmates stressed 
many students and bred nervousness and anxiety. 

"My hands shake, my voice shakes and I shift from 
foot to foot," said Rooney. 

Some developed methods to calm their nerves and 
ease their anxiety in order to improve performance. 

"I practice a lot before I give my speech and notice 
how I'm showing my nervousness and focus on stopping 
that," said Rooney. 

Some professors filmed their students' speeches so 
that they could focus on stopping their nervous habits. 

"I wish we were filmed more often," said Rooney. "It 
was a lot easier to notice what I was doing wrong when I 
watched the film afterwards." 

While many students found practicing before class 
helpful to their individual presentations, others found 
comfort in presenting with others. 

In GCOM 123: Group Presentations, students 
were placed in groups with their peers and gave 
presentations together. 

"It's easier being part of a group presentation," said 
Sackett. "It feels like there's less pressure because there 
are other people up there with you." 

Despite the built-up nerves and anxiety, some 
students acknowledged that they gained confidence. 

"I want to be a lawyer when I grow up, so I feel that 
this is helping me to prepare for that," said Rooney. 

Many students just chose to go through the class 
with a positive attitude. 

"I go into it thinking that if I make a fool out of 
myself, JMU is such a big school," said Sackett. "I'll 
never have to see those people again." 

Freshman Matthew 
Sackett prepares to speak. 
Some GCOM classes had 
students work in groups to 
calm their nerves, 
photo by Lauren Gordon 

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Kathleen Landes 

Abby Lantzy 

Britanie Latimer 

Laura McGraw 

Jonathan Nichols 

Renee Olson 

Emily Pelto 

Dudley Pittman 

Mary Pitts 

Samuel Post 

Delia Rowan 

Louanne Simonic 

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204 Administration 

206 Office of the President 

208 Student Affairs / 
Administration & Finance 

209 Academic Affairs 


Office of the President 

Writer / Julia Cramer 

On Dec. 8, 2010, President Linwood H. Rose 
announced he would be leaving at the end of 
June 2012, after a 14-year presidency and 35-year 
history with the university. 
"It's certainly a rare circumstance, for James Madison in 
particular, in that we've only had five presidents in 102 years," 
said Nick Langridge, assistant to the president. "There's a lot of 
sense of anticipation on campus but at the same time, we're also 
excited to celebrate and honor Dr. Rose." 

Langridge said Rose worked hard tying up loose ends in his 
final year as president. 

"I know that Dr. Rose really wants to leave the university in 
the best shape that it's ever been," said Langridge, adding that 
Rose's biggest priority was always the students. 

Donna Harper, executive assistant to the president, worked 
with Rose for more than TO years. 

"I've learned a lot from him about what being a leader 
is about," said Harper. "I have learned how to make sure 
you're always looking at all sides of a situation and taking into 
consideration what is best for the student." 

Langridge saw the evidence of Rose's strengths in the 
numbers. With 23,000 students applying for undergraduate 
admission each year, student satisfaction rates of more than 94 
percent, a retention rate of more than 93 percent of freshman 
and a graduation rate of 83.4 percent, it was clear to Langridge 
that Rose had made his mark. Another accomplishment Rose 
prided himself on was the student to faculty ratio which was 
reduced from 19=1 to 16:1. 

In addition to his presidency, Rose served on the Governor's 
Higher Education Commission, and he was the president of the 
Council of Presidents, which included all of the presidents of 
Virginia's public universities. 

"He's really been able to tackle some of the big issues 
confronting higher education in this time," said Langridge. 

One issue in particular Rose worked on was funding. 
According to Langridge, Rose chaired a committee charged 
by the governor and secretary of education to create a new 
structure for incentive funding. Under the new system, schools 
would be rewarded for successful graduation rates, retention 
rates and enrollment growth. 

"He's incredibly self-sufficient, whereas some Presidents may 
like to have a speech writer or may like to have someone make 
their PowerPoint presentations or work on their computers, he 
does all of that," said Langridge. "[He] brings the most out of the 
people who work around him and creates a real sense of team." 

On Nov. 28, it was announced that Jonathan R. Alger would 
be the sixth president of the university, after serving as senior 
vice president of Rutgers University. Rose began preparing briefs 
for the president-elect, and the office started working with Alger 
so he would be ready when he took over on June 30, 2012. 

However, Rose continued to work hard in his final year as 

"He doesn't leave anything to chance," said Harper. "He 
continues to make sure that anything we're involved in is done 
the best it can be done." 

206 Administration 

President Linwood H. Rose gives his remarks 
during the December 2011 graduation ceremony. 
Rose was president of the university for 14 years, 
photo courtesy of JMU Photography Services 

Nick Langridge works in Alumnae Hall as assistant to 
the president. Langridge was also secretary for the 
search committee tasked with finding a replacement for 
President Linwood H. Rose, 
photo by Julia Cramer 

Donna Harper, executive 
assistant to the president, edits 
a paper in her office. Harper 
admired Rose, whom she called 
a leader of integrity, 
photo by Julia Cramer 

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Student Affairs and 
University Planning 

Senior Vice-President 
of Student Affairs and 
University Planning 
Mark Warner peruses 
the books in his office. 
Warner helped plan 
many new initiatives 
for the university, 
including the 
renovation of the old 
Rockingham Memorial 
photo by Ronald 

Senior Vice President 
Charles King Jr. looks 
over documents in 
preparation for his 
visit to the Virginia 
General Assembly. 

The Division of 
Administration and 
Finance housed many 
operations including 
Human Resources, 
capital construction, 
facilities management, 
Dining Services, 
parking and real 
estate acquisition, 
photo by Ronald 

Writer / Nora Bollinger 

Walking through campus any weekday, it was obvious that 
the Division of Student Affairs and University Planning 
was busy. With parts of the former Rockingham Memorial 
Hospital blocked off and construction teams crowded 
around the soon-to-be Biosciences building, the school's grounds seemed 
more like a construction zone than a university. 

"We're in a big planning stage right now with the student success 
center that's going to be in the hospital," said Mark Warner, the senior vice 
president of the division. "Our concern is not just physical design, but how 
do we make sure that it aligns with our philosophical beliefs about student 
development and student services." 

The planning side of the division decided to use one of the old hospital 
towers for most of the functions that previously occupied Wilson Hall: the 
Writing Center, Disability Services, Orientation and Career and Academic 

However, hiring architects and engineers to remodel the old hospital 
was only one concern of the 12-department division. Student Affairs and 
University Planning was a large program, which also included many student- 
centered departments, such as Judicial Affairs, the Counseling Center, 
University Health Center, Residence Life and University Recreation. 

"I kind of live in two worlds, but we're all in one division," said Warner. 
"Our goal is to create unity where students can flourish, and we can foster 
their growth and development as whole people." 

As for Warner's own long-term goals for his division, he focused on the 

"I want them to leave here being well rounded," said Warner. "I've seen 
amazing, amazing things that our students have accomplished, and my hope 
is that from their Madison experience, they're going to gain the skills, the 
knowledge, the abilities and the confidence to go out there and, not only live 
and realize their dreams, but have that positive impact on others." 

Administration and Finance 

Writer / Sarah Lockwood 

All things fiscal and physical - that was the purview of The 
Division of Administration and Finance, according to Senior 
Vice President Charles King Jr. He was right; the office housed 
everything from human resources and budgeting to landscaping 
and public safety. 

With so many offices involved, there were many accomplishments. 
"We continued to receive a clean audit which is always important," said 
King. "Within the budget office, we worked very closely with Academic 
Affairs and developed a six-year plan that was required by the state." 

In addition, Administration and Finance oversaw the completion of 
Wayland Hall, the implementation of an IT advancement system, the setup of 
the campus gates and the stadium renovation, a project special to King. 

"Collegiate athletics is special to me anyways, but this was a project that 
I probably got more involved with than any other capital project," said King, 
noting that timing the project around two separate football seasons was 

"What I think we've done is we've changed the game day atmosphere 
completely," said King. "The community has embraced the stadium ... When 
you look at it, I think we did a pretty nice job." 

King was glad to have a reprieve from the state budget reductions, which 
had been a challenge. He was also excited about his new boss. 

"I'm hopeful based on the limited time I've met with him," said King of 
future university President Jonathan R. Alger. "But we'll see. He's going to 
have to feel us out and us feel him out." 

King eagerly anticipated the work the office would complete under 
new administration. From the fall openings of the Biosciences building 
and University Park to the beginning of renovation on the old Rockingham 
Memorial Hospital west tower, King knew that the Office of Administration 
and Finance had "a lot to do." 

208 Administration 

Academic Affairs 

Writer / Amanda Caskey 

Interim Provost and Senior Vice President A. Jerry Benson and the 
Office of Academic Affairs addressed several goals during the 2011-12 
academic year. 
A major focus of the division was to continue working with the 
Faculty Senate and the Division of Student Affairs and University Planning 
to study the level of academic rigor at the university. After receiving reports 
from task forces set up to examine challenges in classes, Benson said there 
will likely be several changes to programs throughout the university. 

During the previous summer, the Madison Institute, made up of invited 
faculty members, reported recommendations to Academic Affairs. 

"It'd be something like changing something we do in Freshman 
Orientation, for instance," said Benson. "We, then, turn it over to those 
individuals and maintain contact." 

Academic Affairs also completed the Collaborative on Academic 
Careers in Higher Education (COACHE) survey, which addressed junior 
faculty members' needs and perceptions about how the university supports 
their professional careers. The survey, last taken in 2008, allowed the 
administration the "opportunity to look at changes at the university and 
compare ourselves to peer universities," said Benson. 

Probably one of the biggest changes the university would see in coming 
years was the reorganization of the College of Integrated Science and 
Technology, the College of Science and Mathematics and the School of 
Engineering. The Board of Visitors had recently approved a change that 
would form two different colleges to encompass these stem programs. 

The College of Health and Behavioral Studies and a college for applied 
sciences and engineering would be created to better structure core 
curriculum. However, Benson said changes would not be immediate and 
would occur when the office could attain the proper financial resources. 

"I would hope within the next academic year we would be able to do 
that," said Benson. 

The division was also involved in a collaborative effort with George Mason 
University, the University of Virginia, Virginia Tech and Cisco Systems to look 
at innovative ways to use technology. 

The 4-VA collaborative shared resources by conducting an advanced 
Chinese language course throughout "telepresence classrooms" at the 
universities. 4-VA also looked into putting together an online degree program 
in Virginia. 

"These are obviously four well-respected institutions in the 
Commonwealth ... we're trying to create a program Virginians would find 
useful and helpful for the tough economy," said Benson. 

Interim Provost and Senior Vice 
President- A. Jerry Benson reviews 
reports in his office in Alumnae 
Hall. Benson was involved in the 
reorganization of the math and science 
related schools, 
photo by Ronald Stewart 

Academics 209 

270 Administration 

George Sparks 


College of Visual and 
Performing Arts 

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Dr. David F. Brakke 


College of Science 
and Mathematics 

Dr. David K. Jeffrey 


College of Arts and Letters 

Dr. Linda Cabe Halpern 


University Studies 

Dr. Irvine Clarke III 

Interim Dean 
College of Business 

Mr. Ralph A. Alberico 


Libraries and Educational 

Dr. Reid J. Linn 


Graduate School 

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216 Alpha Sigma Alpha 
218 Alpha Phi 
220 The Bluestone 
222 The Breeze 

224 Contemporary Gospel Singers 

226 Delta Gamma 

228 Delta Sigma Theta 

230 Into Hymn 

232 Kappa Alpha Theta 

234 Kappa Pi 

236 Kids Klub 

238 MacUU 

240 Madison Investment Fund 

242 Phi Mu 

244 Sigma Kappa 

246 Student Government Association 
248 Zeta Tau Alpha 

250 Alpha Kappa Delta Phi 

251 Alpha Sigma Tau 

252 Alpha Phi Omega 

253 American Medical Student Association 

254 Asian Student Union 

255 Black Student Alliance 

256 Chinese Student Association 

257 Circle K International 

258 Delta Delta Delta 

259 Honors Program Student Board 

260 Inter-Cultural Greek Council 

261 Kappa Alpha Psi 

262 Sigma Alpha lota 

263 Sigma Gamma Rho 

264 Sigma Sigma Sigma 

265 Society for Human Resource Management 

266 Society of Professional Journalists 

267 Student Ambassadors 

268 Students Helping Honduras 

269 Theta Chi 

270 Vietnamese Student Association 

271 Zeta Phi Beta 

272 Not Featured List 


Sigma > 


Founded by five women at 
Longwood University in 1901, 
the original charter for Alpha 
Sigma Alpha (ASA) sought to 
cultivate friendship among its members. 

"It's an amazing group of girls," said 
junior Victoria Ruehlin, president of ASA. 
"We are really tight knit." 

Ruehlin joined ASA during her 
freshman year. As president of ASA, 
Ruehlin worked with a 17-member 
executive board and the national 
organization to sponsor events and 
manage the day-to-day activities of the 

"It's really special for me to give back 
to my sorority," said Ruehlin. 

With 160 sisters, ASA was one of the 
larger Greek sororities at the university. 
After formal fall recruitment, they added 
59 new members. 

According to Ruehlin, the university's 
Beta Epsilon Chapter shaped women of 
poise and prepared sisters for life after 

"We look for girls who share our core 
values and are very well rounded and 
enthusiastic," said Ruehlin. 

The sisters of ASA prided themselves 
on their charitable work with numerous 
organizations. ASA's two national 
philanthropies were the Special 
Olympics and the S. June Smith Center, 
an organization that supported special 
needs children and promoted their full 

participation in schools and communities. 

In recent years, ASA participated 
with Phi Gamma Delta (FIJI) in the Miles 
for Medals event to aid the Special 
Olympics. Leading up to the university's 
Homecoming football game, the two 
Greek organizations chartered a bus from 
Richmond to Harrisonburg. Members of 
ASA and FIJI ran alongside the bus in 
shifts and carried the game ball. Last fall, 
the event raised close to $11,000 for the 
Special Olympics. 

"A lot of sororities have well-known 
philanthropies ... we really want to make 
this our own event and help promote the 
Special Olympics," said Ruehlin. 

In March, the sorority also put on 
Maddison Madness to raise funds and 
awareness for the Harrisonburg chapter 
of Mothers Against Drunk Driving. The 
weeklong event featured several proceed 
nights and speakers and culminated in a 
basketball tournament. 

"We've developed a strong 
relationship with local law enforcement 
and community leaders through 
Maddison Madness," said Ruehlin. 

Ruehlin believed the best part of her 
position was getting to know different 
people and organizations. 

"I've learned so much about myself 
through my sisters," said Ruehlin. "I can't 
imagine JMU without ASA." 

Juniors Christina Coughlan, Nicolette Minutillo and Averie Griffin head 
to a theme party. Alpha Sigma Alpha was one of the larger sororities on 
campus with almost 160 members, 
photo courtesy of ALPHA SIGMA ALPHA 

276 Alpha Sigma Alpha 

Front Row (L to R): Claire Cunningham, Crystal Barkley, Victoria Montano, Melanie Yovino, Carly Sharbaugh, Chelsea 
Wiggins, Kelli Caputy, Natalie Johnson, Jordan Randazzo, Rachael Morin, Sarah Kneemiller, Mary Harrison, Ariel Nally, Allyson 
Johnson, Alexandra Picarcl, Meagan Callahan. Second Row (L to R): Casey LaPrade, Riley Alexander, Christina Cappuccio, 
Siena Cardamone, Emma Frolia, Elisabeth Nugent, Devon Brzezynski, Alyssa Levis, Elizabeth Cyr, Madelyn Eubanks, Meghan 
Freudenheim, Allison Straley, Brittany Coffin, Kaitlyn Grossman, Jessica Corrigan, Sarah Rayner, Taylor Shoptaw, Natalie 
Beyer, Kelley Costa, Taylor Huff. Third Row (L to R): Victoria Ruehlin, Kristin Garrett, Mackenzie Alexander, Haley Bien, Melissa 
Lloyd-Williams, Vaughn Colleluori, Lauren Balboni, Kelsey Coleman, Leah Paulson, Kelly Bien, Virginia Lascara, Allison White, 
Katharine Helm, Haley White, Rachel Lee, Genevieve Turcott, Hannah Aiken, Emily Smith, Amy Smith, Moira Cosgrove, Alea 
Connolly. Fourth Row (L to R): Abigail Potter, Jenna Smith, Tara Goode, Amy Majeski, Stacie Gregorius, Erika Yancey, Alexandra 
Lord, Chelsea Mohindroo, Sabrina Jauer, Marisa Day, Rebecca Gibbs, Lisa Diana, Emily Hollern, Jennifer Dobbins, Kathryn 
Laukaitis, Madison Kiser, Sarah Lukhard, Mallory Cain, Meredythe Fallon, Kaitlin Peterson, Julia Rose, Laurie Poggiali, Ragan 
Killen, Lauren Jenison, Alexandra Fenimore, Catherine Witko, Kathleen Knauf, Jenna Howard, Nicole Kossefis, Caslin Berman, 
Kimberly Matthews, Madison Jones, Donya Mossadegiti. Fifth Row (L to R): Shannon Engel, Haylie Ahart, Elizabeth Sullivan, 
Kendra Edwards, Halley Burnell, Elisabeth Mirenda, Phoebe Schilling, Caroline Bonn, Kathryn Gray, Michelle Crowe, Margaret 
Kraus, Megan Brooks, Emily Keck, Kara Schab, Elizabeth Vincent, Mary Callahan. Sixth Row (L to R): Valerie Fazio, April Cargill, 
Carolina Herrera, Megan Runkel, Molly Thompson, Jenna Cunningham, Catherine Moncure-Wine, Jessica Herbert, Erin Kraft. 

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Posing by the James Madison statue, Alpha Phi sisters 
celebrate after a home football game. The women spent time 
fundraising for their cause, cardiac disease. 

photo courtesy of ALPHA PHI 

Front Row (L to R): Susanne Rhodes, Allyson Baker, Ann Smith, Shelby Allard, Melissa Parker, Katy Summerlin, Courtney Railing, 
Elizabeth Russell, Courtney Wardwell, Jessica Lowman, Mandy Heisler. Second Row (L to R): Emily Quinn, Heather Nunziato, 
Morgan Seckinger, Katelyn Soriano, Julia Rubee, Brooke Harris, Anna Raines, Lindsey Martin, Elisabeth Bixby-Eberhardt, Kristen 
Zalewski, Kathleen Timm, Madison Lader, Danielle Blot, Alyssa Howell. Third Row (L to R): Janene Senofonte, Suzanne Dunn, 
Alison Parker, Brittney Tardy, Megan Roth, Cara Livingston, Molly Reilly, Jennifer Thomas, Rebecca Sweet, Katilynn Solomon, 
Chelsea Seaton. Fourth Row (L to R): Melissa Griffis, Janelle Scudder, Mara Metroka, Annie Spencer, Kelsey Peyton, Bonnie 
Jordan, Kait Solomon, Maureen Cashman, Grace Cisco, Kelsey Elam-Geuting, Alissa Bowman. 

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Alpha Phi 


Alpha Phi sisters host the Penny Wars competition. Alpha Phi competed with other 
social fraternities and sororities to get the most pennies in their bins, 
photo courtesy of ALPHA PHI 


As a sorority that incorporated support, sisterhood, 
friendship and a home away from home, Alpha Phi made 
its mark on campus. 
"Alpha Phi has an extremely successful philanthropy, 
called The Alpha Phi Foundation, which is dedicated to advancing 
leadership development, encouraging academic excellence, 
improving women's heart health, supporting sisters in need and 
educating about the value of philanthropy," said junior Elisabeth 
Bixby-Eberhardt, Alpha Phi president. 

Founded at Syracuse University in 1872, the sorority was 
dedicated to philanthropy, education and service. The university 
chapter upheld these values by holding various activities throughout 
the year. 

"Throughout the month of February, we promote cardiac care 
and have our prominent APHIASCO week where we sell the JMU is 
for Lovers shirts, provide pamphlets and information on heart health 
and at the end of the week, on Saturday, we have our Move Your 
Phi't 5K and Red Dress Gala," said Bixby-Eberhardt. 

This year, the sorority focused its efforts on APHIASCO. 

"This year we want to make our philanthropy bigger than it has 
ever been. Heart Disease is the number one killer of women in the 
United States, and we want everyone in the Harrisonburg and JMU 
community to know this," said Bixby-Eberhardt. 

To achieve this goal, they added an athletic event, Hoops for 
Hearts, to their week of philanthropy. 

Raising around $17,000 each year, Alpha Phi took pride in its 
ambitious and involved pledge classes. 

"We are super pumped about our philanthropy and want others 
to understand why we are so passionate about it," said Bixby- 

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Putting together a 352-page publication in 12 months 
was no easy task. Senior Amanda Caskey learned this 
first hand during her year as editor-in-chief of The 
Bluestone. Despite the demanding work load, she 
found the position rewarding. 

"I like having input in every area: design, photography and 
copy," said Caskey. 

Until its current name came about in 1962, the yearbook 
began publication in lQlO as The School Ma'am. Funded by the 
university through the Student Government Association, the 
yearbook was distributed to students for free at the end of 
spring semester. 

The yearbook was divided into an editorial board and staff. 
The staff included writers, photographers and designers who 
contributed content throughout the year, while the editorial 
board included the editor-in-chief, copy editors, photography 

editor, creative director, managing editor, 
supervising editor and business manager. This 
group of editors finalized the staff's work so it was 
ready for publication. 

Senior Grant Beck, managing editor, said that it 
was a great experience. 

"I've learned a lot of things that I'll be able to 
take into the professional world with me," said 

His job included working with representatives 
from student organizations and the Forbes Center 
for the Performing Arts, as well as copy editing. 

The yearbook was submitted in five parts 
throughout the year, creating five deadlines 
for the staff to meet. Each deadline included 
different feature ideas that the editorial board 
brainstormed. They thought up feature ideas 
through various means. 

"We just go by what we hear," said Beck. 
"Basically [we] just talk to friends, roommates and 
look online." 

Junior Julia Cramer was the supervising 
editor. Her main duties included editing stories 
and collecting sports information, like team photo 
names and most valuable player statistics. She 
mentioned the difficulty of balancing school work 
with her position but stressed the professional 
experience as well. 

"This is definitely something I'm interested in 
and want to continue doing in the future," said 

One thing the board agreed on was the 
collective appreciation of their working 
environment. Even though it was a professional 
publication, the staff enjoyed working together, 
which made for a congruent experience. 

Editor-in-Chief senior Amanda Caskey makes 
proof corrections to a spread featured in 
the 2011-2012 yearbook. During deadlines, 
members of the editorial board wrote 
captions, edited stories and tweaked spreads. 


220 The Bluestone 


The Breeze 


The Breeze produced approximately 9,500 copies of each 
issue in one semester. Published every Monday and 
Thursday, the student-run newspaper had been a part of 
the university since 1922. 
The Breeze covered news events within the university, 
Harrisonburg community and United States. Some of these events 
were admitting males into the university, the closing and construction 
of Rockingham Memorial Hospital and the national presidential 

"I really like that [The Breeze] is responsible for producing 
something that people will read and that people seem interested in," 
said junior Victoria Foster, editor-in-chief. 

About 15 students made up the editorial staff for The Breeze and 
dedicated themselves to publishing quality stories that contained 
factual information. 

"[The goal of The Breeze is] to keep students informed and to 
be a trustworthy source in news and everything that's going on on 
campus," said Foster. "To really be able to communicate well with our 
readers and make sure that we are doing the best job we can to be 
accurate and helpful and professional." 

This responsibility was one reason Foster enjoyed working for 
The Breeze. 

"I like the responsibility, feeling like I'm doing something 
important," said Foster. "It's kind of my way of being involved in the 

Students began communicating with The Breeze using social 

"We've generated a lot more followers on Facebook and Twitter," 
said Foster. "I've realized that people really look to us for the news." 

However, she was not satisfied with just branching out through 
social media. She wanted to expand The Breeze's reach into other 
multimedia outlets as well. 

"One of my big goals is to develop a multimedia end of The 
Breeze," said Foster. "We're actually trying to work on redesigning 
the website, and we're also working on creating a mobile app." 

Life Editor junior Jeffrey Wade works with Adobe InDesign to lay out his section. Wade 
worked at The Breeze since his freshman year, writing and editing reviews of popular 
television shows and music groups, 
photo courtesy of THE BREEZE 

222 The Breeze 

Gospel Singers 

Contemporary Gospel Singers perform during the university's Martin Luther King, Jr. 
Celebration Week. Any student could join the group without an audition, 


Contemporary Gospel Singers (CGS) welcomed vocalists 
with all levels of experience. 
"When I first came to the choir I could sing but ... 
not that well," said senior President Frank Fleming. "But 
I learned. My proudest moment is when I see that in someone else." 

CGS was invited to perform at universities and churches 
across the state, but they were more than just an organization for 
the musically inclined. The executive council's mission was for all 
members to find what they were looking for in the organization, 
whether that was friendship, greater involvement on campus or the 
opportunity to develop a relationship with Christ. To keep their 
organization welcoming, CGS decided not to hold auditions. 

"I accepted an invitation to join, because I wanted to be a part of 
a group that shared the love of Jesus Christ," said junior Treasurer 
Tekeya McDonald. "[I've gotten] to learn a lot about Christian music 
and experience the power of a voice." 

No matter the reason members joined the group, they stayed 
because they were passionate and part of the family. Their bond 
translated through their music. 

"It's not like we have a bunch of Aretha Franklins," said Fleming. 
"But people learn to sing together and trust the director and trust 
each other." 

CGS changed since it was founded in 1972. Originally, it was 
considered the only multicultural organization on campus and, as a 
result, was large. But as the university became more diverse, CGS 
changed from a mass choir to a passionate close-knit group. 

While the group frequently traveled for performances, they also 
made a mark on campus performing at Homecoming and Family 
Weekend events, creating the Spring Fling concert and volunteering 
and performing for Martin Luther King, Jr. Celebration Week. 

Fleming hoped to return one day after graduation and still see 
the same organization - true to its values, but growing and making 
positive steps with the university. 

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Delta Gamma 


It was a huge year for Delta Gamma 
(DG) and when the sorority took its 
picture on Bid Cel day, it was obvious 
just how big it was. DG went from 80 
members at the start of fall recruitment 
to 127 members. While there were 
definitely perks to a larger chapter - more 
personalities, diversity, resources and 
people to know - junior Caitlyn Pugsley, 
DG president, said her main goal was to 
make sure that they maintained a small 
chapter feeling. 

"We've grown so much," said Pugsley. 
"But I wanted to maintain the close 
relationships we've always had and 
continue things on the direct path that we 
were on." 

Junior Liz Davis was also nervous that 
a bigger organization could change their 
close-knit sisterhood. 

"It was definitely a challenge for our 
chapter to suddenly be so large and have 
so many women, but everyone really 
stepped up to the plate," said Davis. "I 
was concerned that by taking such a large 
class we might not be as tight knit as we 
previously were. That turned out to be 
false though, because we are as close as 
ever and now we just have even more 
sisters to help 'Do Good!"' 

DG not only grew in size but also in 
impact. For the second year in a row, 
the organization was recognized as the 
sorority with the most community service. 
The service hours came from dedication 
to their national philanthropy, Service for 
Sight, and their local partnerships with the 
Virginia School for the Deaf and the Blind 
and the Virginia Mennonite Retirement 

Davis hoped to visit after graduation 
and see the whole campus involved with 
their main philanthropy event, Anchor 
Splash. The sorority held this swimming 
competition every spring in which teams 
competed in relay races and synchronized 

The sisters also volunteered as tutors, 
firefighters and soccer coaches on campus 
and in the community. They were proud 
of their involvement and contributions 
outside of Greek Life. 

"We're not just sorority girls," said 
Pugsley. "We're involved in many other 
organizations on campus." 

As DG continued to grow in size, 
they made an even bigger impact on the 

Juniors Katherine Sommers and Nana Robbins 
sophomores Lindsay Bruno and Christina 
Quint and junior Stephanie Jansen make their 
sorority's signature gesture before an event. The 
chapter stressed their motto, "Do Good" - a play 
on their initials, 
photo courtesy of DELTA GAMMA 

Front Row (L to R): Rachel Bramhall, Dominique Rodriguez, Norah Curtis, Erica Scardelletti, Eryn Berquist, Gillian Hayes, Fiona Hoehn, Lindsay Terrio, Hannah Tunstall, Caitlyn 
Pugsley, Maggie MacLeish, Laura Morrison, Amanda Bedini, Amanda Leizear. Second Row (L to R): Danielle Dutta, Hana Robbins, Sarah Hayes, Kelsey Ruane, Jenna Ashworth, 
Sean Morgan, Katherine Salgado-Velez, Olivia Smith, Holly Farris, Pauline Medrano, Kaitlin Acton, Brianna Leggett, Katrina Miles, Melanie Gilbert, Emily Phelps, Audrey 
Ferebee. Third Row (L to R): Allison Lowden, Elizabeth Cook, Kathryn Dudek, Katherine Lentz, Elizabeth Burdick, Elisabeth Palmer, Ashleigh Henry, Jessica Young, Kelly Ford, 
Elisabeth Seiden, Christina Quint, Rachel Berry, Melissa Jackson, Stephanie Giba. 

226 Delta Gamma 

Freshman Kaitlyn Devlin, sophomore Kylie 
Lambourne and junior Carlyn Woodward pose for a 
photo in matching letters. The girls were recognized 
as the sorority with the most community service 

photo courtesy of DELTA GAMMA 

Junior Brenna Hovey and sophomores Nicole 
Fischer and Katherine Salgado-Velez dress as 
Beanie Babies for an event. Although the chapter 
grew after fall 2011 recruitment, the girls still strove 
to remain close. 

photo courtesy of DELTA GAMMA 

Organizations 227 


Sigma Theta 


The lota Alpha chapter of Delta Sigma Theta Sorority, Inc. 
was one of 12 chapters in the Inter-Cultural Greek Council 
on campus. Chartered in 1971, the lota Alpha chapter, 
composed predominantly of black women, was dedicated 
to sisterhood, scholarship and service. 

"I joined Delta Sigma Theta Sorority, Inc. because I love to serve 
and am very passionate about being an advocate in the community," 
said senior TAirra Belcher, chapter president. 

During the 2011 Homecoming week, the chapter recognized its 
40th year on campus and hosted more than IOO members for the 

While the chapter was relatively small, they still left a lasting 
mark on the community. Their service initiatives included a variety of 
activities such as participating in the Adopt-A-Highway program, the 
Ruby Slippers Project and the Coleman Love Christmas program. 

Throughout the year, the chapter also coordinated on-campus 
events to raise money for various philanthropic organizations. During 
the fall semester, they hosted a date auction and donated the 
proceeds to a scholarship fund for the children of Sept. 11 victims. In 
the spring, they held their annual fashion show during Prospective 
Students' Weekend, and gave the earnings to a different charity each 

"We are always looking for a new way to support the community," 
said Belcher. 

With strong roots and a common history, Delta Sigma Theta 
Sorority, Inc. promoted a strong bond between chapters from 
different campuses. 

"One of the most rewarding parts of being in Delta Sigma Theta 
Sorority, Inc. has been networking and learning the intensive history 
of the sorority," said Belcher. 

With its rich history, strong bonds and passion for service, this 
small chapter of Delta Sigma Theta Sorority, Inc. made a large impact 
both on campus and in the community. 

The university's small lota Alpha chapter of Delta Sigma Theta Sorority, Inc. 
hosts more than IOO alumni for their 40th anniversary. The sorority was 
founded by 22 women at Howard University, 

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Into Hymn 

Juniors Carly Ochinero and Erin Kohlhorst and senior Cecelia Pecka perform at Into 
Hymn's fall 2011 concert. The group held two end-of-the semester concerts each year 
and was in the process of releasing their fifth CD. 
photo courtesy of INTO HYMN 


Into Hymn was an all-female Christian a cappella group devoted 
to glorifying God. Through their songs, the group conveyed 
messages of hope and love. 
"Our songs are meant to encourage and show what the 
Lord is like through song," said junior Carly Ochinero, Into Hymn's 

Into Hymn sang at local churches as well as benefit concerts 
and the A-Cappella-Thon - an event that featured all seven of the 
university's a cappella groups. 

Into Hymn sang a diverse selection of songs. Along with hymns, 
the women covered secular songs by music groups such as the 
Goo Goo Dolls, Owl City and Carolina Liar. By the end of spring, 
they hoped to release their fifth CD, which would be available for 
purchase by the general public. 

Out of all of their performances, Into Hymn's end-of-the- 
semester concerts in the fall and spring took the most planning. For 
each of these concerts, the group chose a theme, created a video 
and decorated a venue. They performed all of the songs that they 
learned over the course of the semester and wrote short testimonies 
that tied into their theme. 

The 15-member group elected new individuals every two 
semesters to fill the positions of president, music directors and a 
devotions coordinator. However, despite these titles, the group did 
not believe in a hierarchy. 

"We see each member as individually important and unique to 
the group," said Ochinero. "We see it as though we're all called by 
the Lord to be in this group, and so, we don't want to give people 

Into Hymn was a very close-knit group. 

"We just have a huge lasting friendship. I can share with them; no 
one will judge," said Ochinero. 

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Kappa Alpha Theta (Theta) was founded in 1870 as the 
first Greek fraternity for women. The university's Eta Rho 
chapter was charted in December 2007 and consisted of 
117 members. Theta continued to grow and, in the fall of 
2011, welcomed 64 new members into their chapter. 

"Our 64 newest sisters have been a great addition to our 
chapter," said senior Jennifer Sinnott, Theta president. "Many of 
them are already serving in leadership positions; it's been great to 
see them step up." 

Theta's philanthropy was Court Appointed Special Advocates 
(CASA), a national organization of 955 local community programs 
that supported volunteers serving children. Local CASA volunteers 
could support and represent neglected or abused children in the 
court system. Theta sisters were assigned to certain children in 
Harrisonburg and made sure each had a voice in the court system. 

The sorority also held fundraisers like Rock the CASA, which 
was a talent show held in Grafton-Stovall Theatre to raise money for 
their cause. Other philanthropic events they participated in were 
Rock4RAK, Rosebowl, Tri-Delta Triple Play, DG Anchor Splash and 
FIJI Philanthropy Week. 

"Being a part of Theta has made me feel like I've found my place 
at JMU," said sophomore Kaitlyn Schwartz. "It's gotten me more 
involved. The opportunities that are given to us for leadership and 
being a part of something bigger are just two reasons why I love 
being in Theta." 

Theta was recognized for having the highest honor of scholarship 
and the most community service hours in the Greek community. 
Theta sisters were strong leaders, dedicated to community service 
and scholarship and focused on finding ways to enrich their lives 
with the sisterhood. 

"Theta is a great environment," said Sinnott. "It's fun, bright 
and goofy. We love to laugh, but we can be serious. We know 
we're all there for each other to have a good time and benefit our 


Kappa Alpha Theta (Theta) sisters pose inside of their chapter house. Theta's primary 
philanthropy was Court Appointed Special Advocates, which helped neglected and 
abused children in the court system, 

232 Kappa Alpha Theta 

Seniors Caitlin Udall and Laura Butler and juniors 
Victoria Pietrucha and Jennifer Sinnott cheer for 
new members at Bid Day Celebration. In the fall of 
2011. Kappa Alpha Theta welcomed 64 new members 
into their sorority. 

photo courtesy of KAPPA ALPHA THETA 

Front Row (L to R): Lindsay Mallak, Danielle Cooper, Jennifer Sinnott, Justine Chan, Christina Galofaro, Kelsey Phillips. Second 
Row (L to R): Grace Brassell, Kristen Bemarducci, Alexandra Hahn, Rebecca Danker, Katherine Darlington, Caitlin Baker, Victoria 

Organizations 233 


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At the art studio, sophomore Amanda Jacob and junior Caitlin 
Patterson discover who their Bigs are during their annual Big Find. 
Pledges followed a maze of strings where they collected various 
objects and then found their Bigs at the end of the maze. 

photo courtesy of KAPPA PI 

Front Row (L to R): Lisa Dragani, Natalia Wozniak, Yi Hsuan Ke, Emma Dowdy, Shea Goitia, Paige Ramsey. Second Row (L to R): 
Laura Filkoski, Sarah Wink, Christine Sibilia, Rachel Wright, Brittany Cassandra. Third Row (L to R): Morgan Wells, Victoria Hall, 
Matthew Tiemann, Daniel Dechiara, Donald Jenkins. 

234 Kappa Pi 

Kappa Pi 

Kappa Pi Bigs left clues, such as bunny ears or butterfly wings, for 
their Littles throughout a string maze before revealing themselves at 
the end of the maze. Kappa Pi honored brotherhood through events 
that the Pledge Czars organized during the school year, 
photo courtesy of KAPPA PI 


Kappa Pi was an honors fraternity open to students 
majoring or minoring in Studio Art or Art History. Along 
with creating artwork at the university, they also worked 
with local children. 
They served the community by painting murals at local 
elementary schools. At Fulks Run Elementary School the fraternity 
painted a fairytale mural. 

"They'll contact us and ask us to go in and paint murals and stuff," 
said senior Ashley Creech. "So you're, like, standing there painting 
on the wall and [children] will say, 'Why are you painting on the wall? 
You're not allowed to draw on the wall.' They're so cute." 

Kappa Pi also decorated Bridgeforth Stadium during its 
renovation. The fraternity painted a mural on the third floor of the 
stadium to distract from the construction. However, the mural was 
torn down as the stadium neared completion. 

The group of about 50 students spent the year fundraising by 
cleaning the football stadium, cleaning up after basketball games and 
paying dues for their end-of-the-year event. 

Each year, the fraternity put on a Very Special Arts (VSA) event 
for local adults and children with special needs. In the beginning 
of April, the group held the themed event, and the 2011 carnival 
included a petting zoo, face painting and murals. 

Senior Danielle Strickler said the event's activities usually 
focused on sensory art activities like beads "they can touch and run 
their hands over." 

The participants' ages ranged from elementary school children to 
20-year-old adults. 

"It's a big reason why I'm continuing in Kappa Pi. It's like a life- 
changing event," said Creech. 

VSA was worth the time and planning Kappa Pi put into it. 
"I'm going to be an elementary art teacher so the experience 
is great and just the looks on their faces ... they're enjoying every 
minute of it," said Creech. "It's something that they don't have to 
fully understand to appreciate." 

Organizations 235 


Kids Klub 


Members of the university's Kids Klub dedicated their 
time to reaching out to children in the Harrisonburg 
area through tutoring, mentoring and hosting game 

The organization sponsored activities such as Monster Mash, an 
event held at Valley Mall on Halloween that gave local children an 
opportunity to dress up, play games and trick-or-treat. They also held 
Kids' Night Out at UREC for kids in the community. 

Kids Klub focused on creating a fun environment for kids who 
did not have a lot of opportunities to be carefree or interact with 
others due to illness, monetary issues or family problems. 

"Our mission statement is to enrich the lives of children around 
the Harrisonburg community through volunteering with the kids 
and being supportive role models for them," said senior Jennifer 
Langrock, Kids Klub president. 

However, not all of Kids Klub's events were game related. The 
club frequently held tutoring sessions and traveled to schools to 
lend a hand to teachers and students. 

"A bunch of our members tutored around Harrisonburg, and 
we're going to continue to do that and whatever other schools ask of 
us," said Langrock. 

It was also important to Kids Klub leaders that they raise 
awareness about children's issues. One issue was children who were 
left at home alone because their parents could not afford daycare. 
In order to raise awareness for these concerns, members of the club 
printed and posted fliers around campus and the community. They 
also advertised proceeds nights at local restaurants such as Chili's, 
where lO percent of the night's earnings went to children's charities 
in the area. 

Kids Klub dedicated as much time as possible over the course of 
the semester to enhancing the lives of local children - an endeavor 
they thought was worthwhile. 

"I love when kids recognize me from past events," said Langrock. 
"That's really exciting." 

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Hannah Hayes / Writer 

From helping students experience their 15 minutes of 
fame through Open Mic Night to learning how to tie-dye, 
Mad4U, an organization that emphasized student life, 
connected students through creativity. 
"I feel that the reason most of our activities were creative based 
was because of our supervisor [Shari Scofield]," said Kristin Sowden, 
graduate assistant. "She believed that our country and college 
campuses were undergoing a creative crisis. We valued the ability to 
think outside the box and be who you were, which was clear in our 

Mad4U offered many programs that appealed to a diverse range 
of students. 

"Interestingly, some JMU students got to campus and really did 
not know who they were, what they loved or how to engage in a 
positive way with others," said Supervisor Shari Scofield. "We sought 
to remedy this, or at the very least, we provided a wide array of 
options for radical engagement and rigorous participation." 

Programs varied in popularity from week to week, but Tea Time 
and Creative Madison consistently gained support throughout the 

"I think that Tea Time provided a unique opportunity to talk with 
other students and professors and enjoy some tea and scones at 
the same time," said junior Laura Wiechecki. "Likewise, Creative 
Madison encouraged trying things that you had not necessarily done 
before, like water coloring or tie-dying." 

Along with making arts and crafts and sharing scones with 
professors, Mad4U constantly tried to create a sense of community. 

"I really wanted every student to feel like they belonged 
somewhere, anywhere really," said Wiechecki. "I think it was 
especially important in college to strongly identify one's interests and 
establish who you are as a person, uninfluenced by others." 

Getting involved in the organization was as simple as stopping by 
the Office of Student Activities & Involvement or showing up to one 
of their events. 

"Each and every one of us was here with unique, authentic and 
remarkable talents to contribute toward the betterment of all," said 
Scofield. "We were an innovative, friendly and creative crew who was 
committed to welcoming anyone into the fold." 

Matthew Redabaugh jokes with Trees on Fire at a Mad4U event. The organization put 
on concerts and other creative events for the university, 
photos courtesy of MADdU 

238 MADdU 





The Madison Investment Fund 
(MIF) was a unique student-led 
equity investment organization 
that managed a portion of 
the university's endowment. MIF was 
involved in the entire process from 
choosing investments to managing those 
investments over time. 

"We are not stock pickers," said junior 
Daniel Dziuba, energy sector manager. 
"We don't listen to what CNN has to say. 
It's what we see from our experience, 
from us following the news, from keeping 
up with the market, where we see trends 
going and see where we need exposure." 

MIF focused on three different 
aspects: fiduciary responsibility to the 
university and its donations, professional 
development and educational growth. 
For professional development, MIF 
reached out to alumni for potential 
networking opportunities. The 
educational aspect focused on teaching 
analysts about the financial world and 
giving them hands-on experiences. 

The organization had about 40 
members divided into IO portfolio 
managers, seven sector managers and 
three associate managers. In each 
group, there were also about three to 
four analysts in charge of doing research 
on new investments or re-analyzing 
those that MIF already held. A typical 

workweek for a basic analyst was about 
15-20 hours. 

As the organization was highly 
selective, getting accepted into MIF was a 
rigorous process. Senior Edwin Andrews, 
president and technology sector 
manager, explained that they received 
about 40-60 resumes and only 25 made it 
to the interviewing round. The interview 
process was similar to the interview 
style that companies like Goldman Sachs 
operated. It was a two-hour process 
broken up into six 15-minute interviews in 
which applicants were asked about their 
market knowledge and knowledge of the 
fund. Andrews said only nine applicants 
were accepted. 

Those accepted were given a world 
of opportunities to build their resumes, 
get hands-on experience in the financial 
world and contact an extensive alumni 
network. Many alumni found careers 
with companies like Goldman Sachs or 
Morgan Stanley and tried to help current 
members in the workforce. 

"I found my job through connections 
with MIF," said Andrews. "I'm going to 
be at Deloitte doing financial instrument 
valuation and secularization. I heard 
about this job through an alumni I know 
a few years back, so there is definitely a 
strong connection." 

Sophomores Scott Salopek and Andrew McMillan give a presentation on nuclear 
energy at a Madison Investment Fund meeting. The group managed a portion of the 
university's endowment, 
photo by JULIA LYONS 

240 Madison Investment Fund 

Senior Edwin Andrews starts a Madison Investment Fund 
meeting in Zane Showker Hall. The group had an extensive 
application process and often networked with alumni, 
photo by JULIA LYONS 

Front Row (L to R): Erin Byrne, Melissa Band, Megan White, Sarah Dolson, Sandy Dolabany, Bryan Stretton. Second Row 
(L to R) : Yifan Zhang, Brendan English, Daniel Dziuba, Sean Hollern, Scott Salopek. Third Row (L to R): Ian Healey, Andrew 
McMillan, Joshua Lancaster, Lyle-Kennedy Schiavone, Michael Kapnick, Andrew Chatham, Douglas Peppel. Fourth Row (L to 
R): Luke Davis, Nicholas Gonzalez, Jean-Pierre Kril, Edwin Andrews. Fifth Row (L to R): Percival Ticharwa, Daniel Curtis, Brian 
Ellenberger, Jack Hareza, Matthew Per, Advisor Elias Sermaau. Sixth Row (L to R): Sean Moore, Michael Frank, John Elduff, 
Robert Kozlowski, David Lilja, Shane Durkin. 

Organizations 24i 


Seniors Jessica Kuhn, Heather Leary and Giovanna Pizzadili and junior 
Rachel Shamey show support for Delta Gamma's Anchor Splash. The event 
benefitted Service for Sight, a program that promoted sight preservation and 
provided services to the visually impaired, 
photo courtesy of PHI MU 


The year marked important milestones in Phi Mu's 
transition on campus. After a year of taking chances 
and trial-and-error, the sorority began solidifying 
their place at the university. 
Phi Mu moved to Greek Row, making them more visible in 
the community and giving them a place to call home. 

"Obviously our girls love the house," said senior Phi Mu 
President Amanda Tram. "It makes us feel more like we have 
a place to go." 

The house also meant that Phi Mu was ready to partici- 
pate in formal recruitment. Their first recruitment presented 
its fair share of challenges to the chapter. 

"The hardest part was just trying to teach a large group 
of girls the entire processes in general," said Tram. "A lot of 
us hadn't gone through formal recruitment before, so it was 
hard for them to grasp the process when they hadn't been 
through the other end." 

However, Tram also said it was by far their greatest 

"It was definitely a great bonding experience, because we 
went through so much together. And it was very rewarding to 
see all of our hard work and how it all came out to be in the 
end. We were so excited to extend 75 bids on bid day." 

The chapter spent the rest of the semester making sure 

that their newest pledge class felt comfortable, happy 
and at home. The sisters welcomed them with cupcakes, a 
performance from Madison Project, taco nights, ice cream 
socials, roller-skating, retreats and movie nights. 

The chapter also worked on establishing their philan- 
thropy, The Children's Miracle Network. During recruit- 
ment, every potential new member decorated a square 
for a poster. For each square, Phi Mu donated 50 cents 
to the North Carolina Miracle Network, where junior 
Heather Fryar's sister was being treated for liver cancer. 
Their main event, though, was a Greek soccer tournament, 
which they hoped to continue in the future. 

"The first year was our experimental year for sure," said 
Tram. "We wanted to see what would work best within our 
chapter and within the community to see what reactions 
we would get from them." 

Although the year may have been a series of firsts and 
trials, the sisters were excited to see what they could do 
with this foundation in the years to come. 

"We are looking forward to this upcoming year," said 
junior and President-elect Christina Douglas. "We have 
learned so much from the past executive board and have 
so many great ideas to continue to help our chapter grow 
and achieve." 

242 Phi Mu 

Front Row (L to R) : Rachel Hamrick, Rebecca Patterson, Melissa Gray, Emily Washenko, Erin Kearney, Caroline Kowalski, Blake Nixon, Cassidy Moellers, Meade Stone, Sarah 
Luck, Jillian Van Winkle. Second Row (L to R) : Christina Douglas, Devyani Shenoy, Lindsay Nguyen, Jenna Graziani, Giovanna Pizzadili, Kerri DeVries, Jessica Kuhn, Meredith 
Blomquist, Rachel Shamey, Kaitlin Holbrook, Emily Harmon, Nicole Bandy, Mary Gettas, Brittany Azzouz, Jennifer Vetter. Third Row (L to R): Tracey Smith, Jaymie Kreiling, 
Amanda Tram, Anika Goyal, Kathleen Dawson, Haley Knight, Christie Evans, Rachael Padgett, Megan Gumersell, Sarah Dehnbostel, Meredith Freund, Kimberly Ledwell, Eve 
Johannesen. Fourth Row (L to R): Stefanie Rottini, Heather Fryar, Margaret Pilson, Alyssa Woodling, Jessica Chiu, Kristen Clevenger, Allison Hayes, Molly Egan, Leah Schy, 
Rachael Kaufman, Kathryn Beitel, Alyssa Attanasio, Kaitlyn Kendrick. Fifth Row (L to R): Emily Fay, Gabrielle Rounbehler, Lindsay Bakum, Kimber Williams, Morgan Miller, 
Jessica Battaglini, Blair Belote, Brittney Jacks, Jennifer Nelson, Erin Mordhorst, Samantha Yurick, Lisa Covert, Natalie Craig, Jacquelyn Davis, Sarah Koransky. Sixth Row (L to 
R): Erica Buerger, Josie Zeman, Mary Gillum, Elizabeth Laubach, Maribeth Jones, Samantha Ryan, Kelly Sykes, Jessie Shnaible, Jamie Pacer, Samantha Willingham, Suzanne 
Huffine, Sarah Watt, Tyra Graves, Andrea Costello. 

Organizations 243 


Sophomore Kathryn McClure leads Sigma 
Kappa to the Quad. The sorority and its 
new members, walked to the steps of 
Wilson Hall for their group photo, 
photo courtesy of SIGMA KAPPA 

Front Row (L to R): Allison Miller, Amy Buckiewicz, Justine Scheller, Callie Timpanaro, Maria Micalizzi, Michelle Feo, Jessica 
Stecher, Carina Cavalheri, Nicole Cone, Erica Searfoss, Kayla Walsh, Lauren Trentham, Christine Webb. Second Row (L to 
R): Carissa Patti, Christie Antetomaso, Lindsey Rubright, Jenna Greenstein, Natalie Salsini, Lauren Sasso, Claudia Zorate- 
Bustamante, Wendy Liang, Mimi Lalaa, Ellen LoManto, Sidney Williams, Brittany Ballentine. Nicole Pellegrino. Third Row (L to R): 
Danielle Hughes, Alexis Ring, Audrey Hart, Alexis Harvey, Laura Anderson, Bridget Gumersell, Jordan Connell, Meghan White, 
Lindsay Wilson, Hannah Glenn, Marlise Gravina, Christine Tedesco, Jennifer Landers, Rebekah Colopy, Anna Averill, Kouryn 
Lupino, Brooke Williams. Fourth Row (L to R): Jennifer Fuctts, Megan Anise, Alexa Greenstein, Lauren Waters, Jillian Strutz, 
Jocelyn Giovino, Samantha Simon, Sarah Bonsall, Sarah Butters, Victoria Vassalotti, Maggie Breithmayer. Christina Kalafsky, 
Meaghan McKeever, Brianne Hurley, Keri DeTorres. Fifth Row (L to R): Joanna Kirby, Jaclyn Mazza, Jacqueline Strasser. Skyler 
Dimasi, Michelle Cocco, Erica Wise, Jessica Roy, Karlyn Galante, Rylie Trenchard, Sarah Mecke, Maureen Greim, Ruby Katz, 
Brooke Bialkowski, Valerie Lipari, Macy Henry, Monica Blanco. 

244 Sigma Kappa 

Sigma Kappa 


Founded in 1874, Sigma Kappa was one of the first female 
Greek organizations. Its number of sisters reached 154 the 
previous year, making Sigma Kappa one of the university's 
biggest organizations. But despite the sorority's size, the 
sisters still spent time together as a group. 

Sisters who rushed Sigma Kappa went on an annual eight-week 
training program to better acquaint themselves with the sorority's 
background and to connect with one another. 

President of Sigma Kappa, junior Joanna Kirby, said that she 
was not surprised when others complimented her on how well the 
members in her sorority got along. 

"Because we love each other, it's more than a sisterhood. It's a 
family," said Kirby. 

In addition to bonding with one another, Sigma Kappa also 
focused on community service. They raised money for Alzheimer's 
disease through a 5K run, canned food drives and clothing donations. 
Locally, Sigma Kappa also helped nearby high schools by donating 
old prom dresses. Each sister was required to bring in an old dress 
for less-privileged girls. 

However, being a member of Sigma Kappa was not all work and 
no play. Each year, Sigma Kappa hosted a Turkey Bowl in which 
male participants competed in a flag football game and female 
participants competed in a capture the flag game. Each team played 
for a turkey dinner cooked by the Sigma Kappa sisters. 

From being awarded seven out of 11 awards in the Fraternity and 
Sorority Life Awards to receiving "most improved chapter," Sigma 
Kappa possessed a group of girls dedicated to doing all they could 
for the community as well as showing a passion for sisterhood. 

Kirby noted that Sigma Kappa did not have a "paying for friends" 

"It's something true - something real," said Kirby. 

Above: Sigma Kappa seniors pose in the fountain outside Burruss Hall. It was 
tradition for the seniors to jump in the fountain on the night they extended a bid 
to their new sisters. 

Below: Sigma Kappa sisters junior Brittany Glenn, sophomores Rebecca 
Hoffman, Christine Tedesco and Kathryn McClure, and juniors Colleen 
MacDowell and Lauren Fisher pose in the basement of their house. The women 
were waiting for recruitment to start, 
photos courtesy of SIGMA KAPPA 

Organizations 245 




The Student Government Association (SGA) 
was a university-sponsored organization on 
campus that focused on listening and respond- 
ing to student needs. Senior Susanna Chacko, 
speaker of the senate, highlighted one of SGA's efforts. 

"We had our big student engagement week where 
we had students fill out surveys about top issues like 
transportation, financial aid and dining services," said 

The organization had three main objectives: coordi- 
nating student programming events, providing student 
organizations with funding and maintaining community 
relations. Through the organization of class councils 
and student-elected members of the Senate, the SGA 
provided many services. 

One of these services was to sponsor and finance 

campus organizations. Organizations that came up 
short on their fundraising could apply for a contingen- 
cy from SGA where, upon approval from the Finance 
Committee, they would receive a monetary contin- 
gency package. 

"Groups on campus, clubs or organizations can 
ask us for a request for money for a program they're 
putting on, and we're able to sponsor them with the 
money the university has given us," said Chacko. 

Besides the Finance Committee, other Senate com- 
mittees included Legislative Action, Student Services, 
Academic Affairs, and Community and Traditions. 

The Legislative Action Committee went to Rich- 
mond and Washington, D.C. to lobby for the students. 
One of the issues they addressed was Petition 21, 
which requested more financial aid for public univer- 

"[They] lobby interests for higher education and 
things that help the students," said Chacko. 

In addition to working with other organizations, 
SGA also sponsored specific events. Among them 
were Homecoming favorites Purple Out and Mr. and 
Ms. Madison, as well as educational activities. The 
freshman and sophomore classes hosted a seminar on 
how to be successful in college, while the senior class 
held a seminar about life after college. 

SGA members supported many programs on cam- 
pus, all of which focused on their mission to represent 
the student body. 

Front Row (L to R): Susanna Chacko, Emily Douillard, Jacolyn Collis, Morgan Miller, Taylor Vollman, Taylor Brodin. Second Row (L to R): Colby Kammermann, Gina Mogavero, 
Danielle Suchar, Erin Brooks, Abigail Ware, Sravanti Chaganti, Julie Hirschhorn, Kathleen Murphy. Third Row (L to R): Megan Willis, Laura Wilkins, Samantha Kirshner, Alicia 
Pettis, Nadia Masroor, Lauren Holder, Jessica Morris, David Scala, Kenya Pennington, Caroline Morse, Nicole Bologna. Fourth Row (L to R): Kathryn Stolp, Chelsea Whitman, 
Adrienne Sime, Kaitlin Thomas, Courtney Herb, Meredith Wood, Rahath Alam, Kelsey McCamey, Elizabeth Ramirez, McKenzie Quinn. Fifth Row (L to R): Pat Smith, Andrew 
Luethke, Jeffrey Blevins, Bryan Jacobs, Collin Russell, Bryan Estep, Joseph Jedlicka, Nicholaus Maggio, Jordan Descovich. Sixth Row (L to R): Jacob Mosser, George Wilkes, 
Robert Copper, Tyler Steve, Tyler LedDuke, Patrick Watral, Russell Zeltner, Mark Grant, Grant Bigman, Matthew Klein. 

246 Student Government Association 


Tau Alpha 


Sophomore Chelsea Almeida, president of the university's 
chapter of Zeta Tau Alpha sorority (ZTA), was looking to 
become a bigger part of the community when she went 
through Greek recruitment during her freshman year. 
"Everything that I had hoped to experience in an organization, I 
found in Zeta," said Almeida. "I was looking for sisterhood." 

As part of the ZTA sisterhood, each member had to complete at 
least five hours of community service and participate in philanthropic 
events throughout the year. ZTA provided opportunities to volunteer 
at Harrisonburg elementary schools, nursing homes and Our 
Community Place, a Christian community center. 

Through ZTA, Almeida said she was able to get involved in the 
community and meet people. 

"I couldn't ask for a better group of girls to spend my college 
years with," said Almeida. 

With a focus on breast cancer awareness and education, the 
women of ZTA organized social events to raise money and bring 
attention to the cause. 

During October, they hosted a 5K walk/run and aided with the 
Pink Out of Bridgeforth Stadium during the Oct. 8 football game. 
The women also handed out educational pamphlets and pink ribbons 
during a Washington Redskins game. 

Their goal, as always, was to raise more money for breast cancer 
awareness than in previous years - and they succeeded. In the fall 
semester, ZTA raised $12,000 for their cause, nearly double the 
money raised the year before. 

In addition to philanthropy, ZTA hosted semi-formals and 
sisterhood events like movie nights in the sorority house's basement. 
According to Almeida, trips to Sweet Bee, Chipotle and Grafton- 
Stovall Theatre intensified their bonds and created a trusting 

ZTA's program council was in charge of organizing the sorority's 
events throughout the year. The women of the sorority revamped 
the council, which allowed for better planning and more events, 
as well as more communication between other sororities and 
fraternities during philanthropic events. 

Above: Sophomores Autumn Dougherty, Jessie Ufferfilge, Catherine Lopez, Kath- 
erine Zumbo and junior Deanna Kohnstam tailgate before the Oct. 8 football game 
against the University of Maine. The women of Zeta Tau Alpha supported breast cancer 
awareness and education by helping the Dukes pink out the stadium. 

Below: Sisters of Zeta Tau Alpha pose for a picture during formal fall recruitment. 
The members hosted many sisterhood events to intensify bonds and create a trusting 

photos courtesy of ZETA TAU ALPHA 

248 Zeta Tau Alpha 

New sisters and freshmen Erin Wallace, Pooja Rastogi 
and Geordan Burton, sport Zeta Tau Alpha's letters. 
Members completed at least five hours of community 
service and participated in philanthropic events 
throughout the year, 
photo courtesy of ZETA TAU ALPHA 

Front Row (L to R): Lauren Martin, Amanda Werner, Darielle Cooper, Abigail Tucker, Alyssa Williams, Allison Smith, Sarah Dunn, 
Elizabeth Farmer, Summer Roberts. Second Row (L to R): Alyssa Foster, Kaila Dey, Megan Taliaferro, Brittain Campona, Lauren 
Strup, Marlane Taylor, Courtney Wright, Danielle Atar, Lindsey Vasco, Catherine Lopez, Amelia Wood. Third Row (L to R): 
Lauren Durfee, Kendra Frisbie, Pooja Rastogi, Jessica Bergman, Jenna Frantz, Olivia Paulini, Kristen Fialdini, Erin Wallace, Sarah 
Jones, Emma Massie, Kate Nirschl. Fourth Row (L to R): Austin Alley, Bailey Fern, Susan Sease, Shannon Donegan, Chelsea 
Loblein, Natasha Miner, Kaylin Blackwell, Morgan Busey, Geordan Burton, Lindsey Bauer, Morgan Galea, Katherine Farmer. 
Fifth Row (L to R): Corinne Kelly, Chelsea Almeida, Kathryn Roberts, Erin Connors, Samantha Blake, Rachel Diemert, Chelsea 
Doubleday, Lowell Moore, Bridget O'Keefe, Lisa Mees, Chelsea Salko, Morgan Baggesen, Kathleen Kohman. 

Organizations 249 


Alpha Kappa Delta Phi 

Front Row (L to R): Avian Tu, Ashleigh Rojanavongse, Russie Tran, Sendy Tran. Second Row (L to R): Christina Pickman, Michelle Agtuca, Silvie Chang, Ingrid Caranzo, Irene 

Alpha Kappa Delta Phi sought 
to make successful leaders 
by assisting and challenging 
its members to reach their maximum 
potential. The group hosted the 
annual Real Dukes Wear Pink charity 
to raise awareness for breast cancer. 

250 Alpha Kappa Delta Phi/ Alpha Sigma Tau 


Alpha Sigma Tau 

Front Row (L to R): Sydney Meyer, Esha More, Alexandra Baxter. Second Row (L to R): Jennifer Schmit, Rachel DeGraba, Elissa Edwards, Kelsey DiBenedetto, Courtney 
Matson, Allison Brown, Margaret Gray, Jenny Parravani. Third Row (L to R): Jennifer Morasco, Megan Kerns, Courtney Cripps, Emily Douillard, Ashley Marinacci, Megan 
Kohanik, Shannon Yarnoff, Hillary Hayes, Alexandria Cole, Charlene Wood, Jennifer Urban. Fourth Row (L to R): Alison Shoaf, Chelsey Carbaugh, Chelsea Adams, Jenna 
Novick, Meghan Farrell, Marion-Margaret Jones, Katelyn Evoy, Alexa Johnson, Sarah Callaway, Sara Coit, Nicole Florio. Fifth Row (L to R): Rachel Petri, Samantha Mermer, 
Melanie Tran, Madilyn Smith, Lauren Faliskie, Sarah Kauffman, Katherine Alberter, Catherine Fitzmaurice, Meaghan Campbell, Rachel Palumbo, Elizabeth Malley, Kathryn 

Alpha Sigma Tau sorority prided 
itself on strong sisterhood, 
philanthropic work and 
leadership development. Founded by 
eight women in 1899, the university's 
chapter grew to 160 members in the 
spring of 2012. 

Organizations 257 


Alpha Phi Omega 

Front Row (L to R): Cory Keffer. Rachael Donnelly, Vivi Sperling, Marly Arbaiza, Emily Lucas-Fitzpatrick, Krysten Yee, Erin Mancini, Kerin Sweezey, Mariel Rakus. Second Row 
(L to R): Erin Mahoney, Spencer Billett, Lauren Pesta, Mary Ann Mason, Juliet Schwarz, Jillian Wasson, Andrea Kukoff, Lauren Herring, Megan Laskey. Third Row (L to R) : 
Logan Leverett, Joshua Crites, Kyle Kollegger, Brice Struthers, Chelsea Merdich, Elizabeth Geraghty, Chelsea VanBuskirk. 

Founded in 1925, Alpha Phi 
Omega was a service fraternity 
that sought to serve the 
university, community and nation. 
All students were eligible for 
membership and Alpha Phi Omega 
was the only coed service fraternity 
on campus. 

252 Alpha Phi Omega / American Medical Student Association 

American Medical 
Student Association 

Front Row (L to R) : Eloisa Amaya, Abdullah Mamun, Afia Ukor, Reza Mortazavi. Second Row (L to R): Michael Partin, Marlena Daly, Kimberly Okafor, Abby Perlin. 

The main goal of the American 
Medical Student Association 
was to raise awareness about 
medical issues facing the world, 
such as AIDS. The group collected 
donations for food banks in 
Harrisonburg and on campus and also 
hosted blood drives. 

Organizations 253 


Asian Student Union 

Front Row (L to R): Aileen Anonas, Ha Tang, Kristin Silver, Kaitlin Silver. Second Row (L to R): Tahsin Chowdhury, Jessica Chu, Jiraporn Rojural. Connie Wang, Thao Thai, 
Abdullah Mamun. Third Row (L to R): Bibiana Oe, Wendy Cheng, Olivia Stout, Brittany Bailey, Emily Guan, Erica Hwang, Michelle Rudman. Fourth Row (L to R): Chang Ta 
Tian-Hao Wang, Anthony Hwang, Travis Turk, Paulo Dorado, Andrew Evangelista. 

I n 1971, The Asian Student Union 

I (ASU) began as the China 

I Watchers Club of Madison College. 
ASU's purpose was to spread Asian 
culture throughout the university and 
Harrisonburg community. Each year, 
ASU held a culture week and culture 
show, which exhibited the various 
cultures of Asia. 

254 Asian Student Union / Black Student Alliance 

Black Student Alliance 

Front Row (L to R) : Daveon McMullen, Shannon Clarke, Adrena May, Loleeta Dalton. Second Row (L to R) : Jessica Bailey, Brittany Hill, Bianca Leake. 

As an advocate for the black 
student voice on campus, 
the Black Student Alliance 
promoted forward movement. With 
50 members, the organization hosted 
Forward Movement Week in the fall 
semester and Ebony Exposure Week 
in the spring semester. 

Organizations 255 


Chinese Student Association 

Front Row (L to R) : Ha Tang, Wendy Cheng, Xuan Yao, Jessica Chu, Alethea Spencer, Kristin Brouillard. Erica Hwang. Second Row (L to R): Yanou Song, Linda Zeng, James 
Bui, Thao Thai, Paulo Dorado, Christopher Davis, Michelle Rudman. Third Row (L to R) : Travis Turck, Tian-Hao Wang, Anthony Hwang, Chang Tan, Andrew Evangelista. 

The goal of the Chinese Student 
Association was to share 
Chinese culture and traditions 
with the university. Founded in 2006, 
the organization achieved several 
awards for excellence, including the 
CMSS Exceptional Impact Award and 
Diversity Enhancement Award. 

256 Chinese Student Association / Circle K International 

Circle K International 

Front Row (L to R): Christine Pellack, Sara LeDuc, Catherine Mathers, Kathryn Gong, Patricia Longmire. Second Row (L to R): Nicole McCulloch, Aneta Nikolic, Artemis 
Floros, Allison Ruchinskas, Morgan Bibb, Kasey Mann, Morgan Ewing, Heather Howell. Third Row (L to R): Justin Kibiloski, Stephanie Pellack, Kathleen Wilkinson, Laura 
Blades, Carly Starke, Elizabeth Hamlin, Mary Katherine McCarty, Leannah Williams, Margaret Fogarty. 

Circle K International 
promoted service, leadership i 
and fellowship through 
community service. As a part of the 
largest collegiate community service 
organization, Circle K worked with 
other groups like UNICEF and March 
of Dimes. 

Organizations 257 


Delta Delta Delta 

Front Row (L to R) : Allison Games, Brittany Alper, Cynthia Knott, Rachel Williams, Alexandra Vermillion, Mary Katherine Hayth, Lisl Magboo. Nicole Meador, Stephanie Lyons, Patricia Sutherland, 
Danielle Galloway, Nancy DeCaro. Second Row (L to R): Rebecca Lippman, Jo-Elle Moser, Kelly Macdonald, Taylor Wertheimer, Kristen Dasch. Marina Mezzetti, Amanda Toney, Christen Showker, 
Carlisle Nottingham, Stephanie Coyle, Jennifer Corser, Nicole Buscema, Lauren Corneal, Amy Malinowski, Erin Maley. Third Row (L to R): Allison Part, Stacey Diapoulis, Allison Blumer, Christina Liou, 
Allison Emmons, Lindsay Malinchak, Frankie Mooney, Kaitlyn Clinage, Alexandra Short, Meghan Zimmermann, Femke Morelisse, Aimee Banting, Kelsey Savage, Chelsea Eisenberg, Sara Pavich. Fourth 
Row (L to R):Kathleen Baker, Stephanie Strickland, Julia Ledwith, Katherine Grube, Shelby Denn, Emily Weinberger, Ashley Ruger, Amanda Ault, Sarah Macur, Alexandra Mitchell, Kelsey Clark, Caila 
Pinkleton, Grace Beyer. Fifth Row (L to R): Hope Mattern, Kelsey Linke, Kelly Lynch, Amanda Maddaloni, Sallie Suttle, Margaret Schmelzinger, Kristen Hotz, Meghan Lloyd, Ashley Howard, Kelsey 
Peck, Rachel Evans, Kathleen Siciliano, Lisa Snopek, Caitlyn Klotz, Erica Super, Heather Fox, Brittney Becker, Molly Hoff master. Sixth Row (L to R): Brea Calhoun, Kaitlyn Blair, Meghan Melina, Rebecca 
Myron, Carolyn Pierson, Kelly Fazio, Robin Frake, Emily Rupertus, Meredith Wood, Melissa Margulies, Caitlyn Klotz, Courtney Guy, Katie Bacon. 

Founded in 1888, Delta Delta 
Delta sought to develop a 
perpetual bond of friendship 
among its members. The university's 
chapter raised money for St. Jude 
Children's Research Hospital with 
events such as Triple Play and Reese's 

258 Delta Delta Delta /Honors Program Student Board 

Honors Program Student Board 

Front Row (L to R): Daniel Richardson, Seana Sears, Sarah Konecnik. 

tarted in 2011, the Honors 

Program Student Board 

provided social programming 

and outreach for the university's 

Honors Program. The group hosted 

Midnight Breakfasts, which were 

open to all students the week before 

exams, and organized a Scrabble 

Tournament in Harrisonburg. 

Organizations 259 


Front Row (L to R): Mahlet Mebrahtu, Teresa Rusin. Second Row (L to R): Kenneth Tinsley, Brent Butler, Moussa Sow. 

Established in 2009, the Inter- 
Cultural Greek Council 
represented all the multicultural 
Greek letter organizations under 
the Center for Multicultural 
Student Services. The organization 
represented 11 multicultural 
fraternities and sororities. 

260 Inter-Cultural Greek Council / Kappa Alpha Psi 

Brotherhood and a sense of 
achievement united members 
of Kappa Alpha Psi. The Nu 
Lambda chapter at the university had 
17 members and was open to all males 
at the university. 

Organizations 267 


Sigma Alpha Iota 

Front Row (L to R): Nicole Mauro, Chelsea Kidd, Lauren Desrosiers, Emily Green, Chelsea Taylor. Second Row (L to R): Michele LaRosa, Natalie Lauri, Kathryn Lucca, Ashleigh 
Rera, Margaret Ryan, Rachel Wilson. 

A commitment to music unified 

j \ members of Sigma Alpha lota. 

Founded on June 12, 1903, 

the sorority worked to promote 

music in communities through 

volunteer work and philanthropic 

efforts. The group had 26 active 

members at the university. 

262 Sigma Alpha Iota /Sigma Gamma Rho 

Front Row (L to R): Selamawit Mamo, Kimani Boykins, Shannon Clarke. Second Row (L to R): Angelina Sobel, Angela Jenkins, DaNae Colson, Chernon Moore. 

Founded on a predominately 
white campus in 1922, Sigma 
Gamma Rho aimed to 
enhance the quality of life within the 
community through public service, 
leadership development and youth 

Organizations 263 


Sigma Sigma Sigma 

Front Row (L to R): Lauren Vacca, Megan Noronha, Kaitlen Brown, Molly Haggerty, Molly Mobley, Lana Miller, My-Anh Le, Nicole Spielsinger, Lauren Dill, Jaqueline Lobdell, Megan Willwerth, 
Courtney Wilson, Morgan Chenault. Second Row (L to R): Ashley Ostendorf, Jocelyn Kyle, Dyana Bertinetti, Lauren DiRuggiero, Hannah Fauber, Danielle Epifanio, Samantha Conigliaro, April Lauyer, 
Janel Cajigas, Emily Lynch, Chandler Tyrrell, Kristina Leahong, Lindsay Butler. Third Row (L to R): Dineen Connolly, Shea Hestmark, Olivia Lynch. Jessica Boyle, Kara Stucklen, Madeline Keimig, Jessie; 
Campbell, Alcinda Brubaker, Tania Bordcosh, Maura Gunning, Emily Rose, Samantha Norman, Caroline McKinley. 

Sigma Sigma Sigma strived to 
reach their highest potential 
in friendship, character and 
conduct. The 178-member group had 
three philanthropies: The Robbie 
Page Foundation for terminally 
ill children, The Leslie George 
Foundation for eating disorder 
awareness and Pauls Walk for ALS. 

264 Sigma Sigmga Sigma /Society for Human Resource Management 

Society for Human 
Resource Management 

Front Row (L to R): Jessica Tormena, Leslie Spotswood, Marina Shimanski, Caitlin Brown, Natalie French. Second Row (L to R): Corbin Pillow, Paul Perruzza, Keith Miller, Samuel Astley. 

The Society for Human Resource 
Management was open to 
students of all majors with 
an interest in human resource 
management. Every month the 
group brought human resource 
professionals to the university for 

Organizations 265 


Society of 

Professional Journalists 

Front Row (L to R): Kassandra Hoffmeister, Matt OToole, Kaitlin Holbrook, Sarah Lockwood, William Manch, Lani Furbank. 

Revived in 2010, the university's 
chapter of the Society of 
Professional Journalists 
was part of the oldest and largest 
recognized journalism organization. 
The group welcomed all those 
interested in journalism and public 

266 Society Of Professional Journalists / Student Ambassadors 

Front Row (L to R): Sally Campbell, Lauren Trani, Sara Jo Malinske, Alyssa Vairs, Katherine Brown, Megan Crawford. Second Row (L to R): Claire Austin, Jordan Moore, Daniel Feldman, Matthew 
Merritt, Matthew Wisniewski, Matthew Klein, Ciara Ryan. 

Student Ambassadors was an 
organization dedicated to 
serving the university's alumni, 
student body and prospective 
students. The group gave tours 
through campus for prospective and 
incoming students and their families. 

Organizations 267 


Students Helping Honduras 

Front Row (L to R): Alexa Johnson, Brianna Lauffer, Lisa Turner. Second Row (L to R): Betsy Kaeberle, Carson Rader-Bell. Morgan Leary, Laura Smith. 

Students Helping Honduras 
sought to build a movement 
of young leaders to empower 
orphaned and vulnerable children in 
Honduras. The organization worked 
with a nationwide nonprofit to raise 
awareness at the university and 
coordinate trips to Honduras every 

268 Students Helping Honduras / Theta Chi 

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Front Row (L to R): Daniel Mento, James Fey, Corey Swanson, Anthony Riley, Joshua Meza-Fidalgo, Thomas Harrison, Ethan Lohr. Second Row (L to R): Harrison Wallace, Jason Farber, Timothy 
Nguyen, Graydon Uyeda, Russell Gibson, Patrick Mellon, Michael Sliwinski. Third Row (L to R): Bradford Davis, Gregory Wrobel. 

Open to all men on campus, 
Theta Chi sought to create 
better men through truth, 
temperance and tolerance. Since 1972, 
the fraternity initiated almost 700 
brothers. Each fall semester, Theta 
Chi hosted the 12 Days Project raising 
over $40,000 in all. 

Organizations 269 


Vietnamese Student Association 

Front Row (L to R): Trami Nguyen, Ha Nguyen, Amber Nguyen, Jessica Chum, Connie Wang, Emily Guan, Loan Nguyen. Second Row (L to R): Ha Tang, Thao Thai, Paulo Dorado, Christopher Davis, 
Erica Hwang, Nikita Iszard, Mary Tata. Third Row (L to R) : Bryan Vu, Chang Tan, Dara Nget, Jacob Albert. 

The 60 members of the 
Vietnamese Student Association 
strived to promote awareness 
and increase understanding of the 
Vietnamese culture throughout the 
university. Their annual culture show 
was open to the entire campus and 
presented many traditional dances, 
clothing and music. 

270 Vietnamese Student Association / Zeta Phi Beta 

Front Row (L to R): Jasmine Walker, Dezirae Brown, Devan Ellison, Tiffany Collins, Jelesa Anthony, Grace Flanagan. Second Row (L to R) : Martine Jackson, Loleeta Dalton, Jessica Albert, Ashley 
Johnson, Shenika Marable. 

n Spring 2009, Zeta Phi Beta 
sorority was reactivated at the 
university. The organization 
was action oriented and strived 
to exemplify the principles of 
scholarship, service, sisterly love and 
finer womanhood. 

Organizations 271 






272 Not Featured Organizations 

Not Featured Organizations 

Active Minds 
Advent Hope Campus Ministries 
African Student Organization 
Agape Christian Fellowship 
Air Force ROTC 
Aletheia Campus Organization 
Alpha Chi Sigma 
Alpha Epsilon Delta 
Alpha Epsilon Pi 
Alpha Kappa Alpha 
Alpha Kappa Psi 
Alpha Phi Alpha 
Alpha Psi Omega 
Alpha Sigma Tau 
Alpha Tau Omega 

American Choral Directors' Association 

American Criminal Justice Association 

American Institute of Graphic Arts 

American Society of Mechanical Engineers 

American String Teachers Association 

Amnesty International 

Animal Rights Coalition 

Anime Club 

Anthropology Club 

Army ROTC Cadet Association 

Association for Childhood Education International 

Association for Computing Machinery 

Association for Health Communicators 

Association for Women in Communications 

Association of Black Psychologists 

Association of Information Technology Professiona 

Astronomy Club 

Bahai Association 

Baptist Collegiate Ministries 

Bellydance Club 

Best Buddies 

Beta Alpha Psi 

Beta Beta Beta National Biology Honors Society 
Billiards Club 

Blue Ridge Church of Christ Christian Fellowship 

Bowling Club 

Brass Band Club 

Breakdance Club 

Bring Your Own Spirituality 

Brothers of a New Direction 

Campus Assault ResponsE 

Campus Crusade for Christ 

Canterbury Episcopal Campus Ministry 

Catholic Campus Ministry 

Catholic Knights of Columbus 

Celtic Club 

Center for Multicultural Student Services 
Chi Alpha Christian Fellowship 
Chi Sigma lota 

Chinese Students and Scholars Association 
Cinemuse Film Club 
Club Golf 

Club Managers Association of America 

College Democrats 

College Republicans 

Colleges Against Cancer 

Council for Exceptional Children 

Dance Company 

Dance Theatre 

Debate Union 

Delta Chi 

Delta Sigma Phi 

Delta Sigma Pi 

Destination ImagiNation 

Dietetic Association 

Divine Unity 

Do It Yourself Enthusiasts Club 
Double Reed Society 
Dukes for Life 
E.A.R.T.H. Club 

Electric Automobile Association 
Engineering Club 
Environmental Management Club 
Eta Sigma Gamma 

Exceptional Education Ambassadors 
Exit 245 

Fellowship of Christian Athletes 
Financial Management Association 
Flute Club 

For the Love Of Colorguard 

Fraternity & Sorority Life 


French Club 

Friends of Rachel 

Future Social Studies Educators 

Gamma Sigma Sigma 

Gardy Loo Literary & Arts Magazine 

Geography Club 

Geology Club 

German Club 

Graduate Student Association 
Greek InterVarsity 
Habitat for Humanity 

Health Administration Student Assocation 
Hermandad de Sigma lota Alpha 

Human Resources Development Club 
Institute for Electrical and Electronic Engineers Com- 
puter Society 
Interfraternity Council 
International Student Association 
International Tuba-Euphonium Association 
InterVarsity Christian Fellowship 
Invisible Children 
ISAT Honor Society 
Italian Club 

Japanese Language and Culture Club 
Jete L Esprit Dance 
JMU Fruit Lovers Association 
Justice Studies Student Organization 
Kappa Alpha Order 
Kappa Delta Pi 
Kappa Kappa Psi 

Kappa Pi Art and Art History Honor 
Kappa Sigma 
Keyboard Association 

Korean Student Association 

La Unidad Latina, Lambda Upsilon Lambda Fraternity 
Lambda Alpha Epsilon 
Is Lambda Chi Alpha 

Lambda Phi Epsilon Interest Group 
Latin Dance Club 
Latino Student Alliance 
Latter-Day Saint Student Association 
Liberty in North Korea 
Living Buddhism 
Longboard Club 
Low Key 

Lutheran Campus Ministry at Muhlenberg 
Madison American Advertising Federation 
Madison Association of Clarinetists 
Madison Athletic Training Student Organization 
Madison Eco Learning Community & Alumni 
Madison Economics Club 
Madison Equality 
Madison Flyfishers 
Madison Historians 
Madison HIV/AIDS Alliance 
Madison Jump 
Madison Liberty 
Madison Marketing Association 
Madison Motorsports 
Make Your Mark On Madison 
March of Dimes Collegiate Council 
Mathematics and Statistics Club 
Model United Nations 
Mortar Board 
Mozaic Dance Team 
Muslim Student Association 
National Art Education Association 
National Association for Music Education Collegiate 
National Association for the Advancement of Colored 

Natinal Residence Hall Honorarium 
National Science Teachers Association 
National Society of Collegiate Scholars 
NAtional Society of Leadership and Success 
National Society of Minorities in Hospitality 
National Student Speech Language Hearing Association 
Net Impact 

Network of enlightened Women 
New & Improv'd 
Nicaraguan Orphan Fund 

Nursing Student Association 
Off the Record 
Omega Psi Phi 
Omicron Delta Kappa 
One in Four 
Opera Guild 

Orthodox Christian Fellowship 
Outdoor Adventure Club 
Panhellenic Council 
Peace House 
Peer Mentor Program 
Peers Reaching Others through Motion 
Pentecostal Students and Associates 
Phi Alpha Delta 
Phi Alpha Honor Society 
Phi Alpha Theta History Honors Society 
Phi Beta Delta 
Phi Chi Theta 
Phi Epsilon Kappa 

Phi Gamma Delta 
Phi Mu Alpha Sinfonia 
Phi Sigma Pi 

Physician Assistant Student Society 

Pi Gammu Mu International Honors Society for Social 


Pi Kappa Alpha 

Pi Kappa Phi 

Policy & Administration Student Organization 

Pre-Dental Society 

Pre-Med Association 

Pre-Occupational Therapy Association 

Pre-Physical Therapy Society 

Pre-Optometry Club 

Pre-Pharmacy Society 

Pre-Physician Assistant Club 

Presbyterian Campus Ministry 

Pre-Vet Society 

Professional Convention Management Association 
Psi Chi 

Psychology Club 

Psychology Peer Advising 

Public Relations Student Society of America 


Relay for Life 



Rop Learning Community 



Science Fiction/Fantasy Guild 

Service Learning Without Borders 
Sigma Alpha Epsilon Pi 
Sigma Alpha Lambda 
Sigma Alpha Omega 
Sigma Chi 

Sigma Delta Pi National Collegiate Hispanic Honor 

Sigma Gamma Epsilon 

Sigma Nu 

Sigma Phi Epsilon 

Sigma Tau Delta 

Sign Language Club 


Ski Club 


Social Justice League 

Social Work Organization 

Society for Technical Communication 

Society of Manufacturing Engineers 

Society of Musicians/Artists for Collaboratice Creating 

Society of Physics Students 

Society of Women Engineers 

Sociology Club 

Speech Team 

Sport and Leisure Association of Madison 
Spreading Positive Change 
Stratford Players 

Student Association of Teachers of English 

Student Duke Club 

Student Greater Madison 

Student Occupational Therapy Association 

Student Officials Organization 

Student United Way 

Student Veteran's Association 

Student Wellness Outreach 

Student Wind Energy Association 

Students for Democratic Society 

Students for Minority Outreach 

Student in Free Enterprise 

Tau Beta Sigma 

Tau Kappa Epsilon 

TEACH Education Ambassadors 

The BluesTones 

The Madison Project 

The Overtones 

The Student Academy of Audiology 
To Write Love On Her Arms 
TOMS Campus Club 
Trombone Association 
Turning In 

United States Institute for Theatre Technology 

University Program Board 

Unix Users Group 

Virginia Biotechnology Association 


Walt Disney World College Program Alumni Association 

Women in Technology 

Women of Color 

Word is Born Writer's Society 






278 Baseball 
280 Softball 
282 Women's Lacrosse 
284 Men's Tennis 
286 Women's Tennis 
288 Women's Track and Field 





The baseball team finished first in the 
Colonial Athletic Association (CAA) 
tournament with 21 wins, 9 losses and an 
overall record of 42-19- Junior catcher 
Jake Lowery contributed to this success, leading 
the team with 24 homeruns. 

"I do what I can to try and help the team win, 
so I try to be a team guy first before all the other 
individual wins," said Lowery, who was also the 
CAA player of the year. 

One of the secrets to his success might have 
been the size of his bat. 

"I switched bats. I went from a 33-inch bat to a 
34-inch bat, so I think that might have made a dif- 

ference," said Lowery. "I think [that a] little bigge 

sweet spot ... helped a little 

Senior shortstop David Herbek joked about 
how the team was not always the best. 

"We just know we're a good team and we 
expect to be where we are. Anything less than 
first place in the conference is unacceptable," 
said Herbek. 

The most memorable moment for Herbek was 
the first game of the season against Bucknell. 

"We scored 15 runs in the first inning. Me and Jake 
[Lowery] both had three homeruns," said Herbek. 

According to Herbek, the coaches did not 
pressure their star players. 

"They expect you to play to your strengths 

and they'll put you in the lin 

think that'll give us the best chance to win," sai 
Herbek. "They don't come up and say, 'You need 
to do this, this, this here.' They say, Alright you do 
this well and this well, continue to do that. We'll 
figure the rest out.'" 

There was friendly competition between 
teammates, as well. With 15 homeruns, Herbek's 
personal record was second to Lowery's. 

"I feed off of [Lowery] and his success and 
hopefully he does the same for me," said Herbek. 

This competition, in addition to low pressure 
from coaches and strong determination, culmi- 
nated in a successful season. 

cher Evan 

Scott rifles a pitch 
to home plate. Scott 

as part of a strong 
bullpen, which helped 
lead the Dukes to the 
No. 1 spot in the CAA. 
photo courtesy of 


Bucknell 37-7 
Bucknell 9-2 
Bucknell 26-15 
Bucknell 19-12 
Le Moyne 7-11 
Le Moyne 14-7 
Le Moyne 16-8 
Le Moyne 4-1 
Radford 12-5 
William and Mary 5-4 
William and Mary 6-4 
William and Mary 5-3 
VMI 2-8 

Hofstra 3-4 

George Mason 5-9 

Delaware 5-10 

Northeastern 5-0 

Hofstra 21-8 

George Mason 11-9 

Delaware 12-11 

Northeastern 4-2 

Hofstra 13-12 

George Mason 10-8 

VMI 4-10 

Georgia State 4-0 

Virginia 3-7 

Liberty 16-12 

UNC Wilmington 12-2 

UNC Wilmington 13-7 

VCU 12-8 

Georgia State 9-6 

UNC Wilmington 6-5 

Old Dominion lo-l 

VCU 2-4 

Georgia State 3-16 

UNC Wilmington 9-6 

Florida International University 11-7 

VCU 4-1 

Georgia State 9-6 

Virginia Tech 7-5 

North Carolina 0-14 

Cornell 6-4 

Maryland 13-12 

Virginia Tech 4-8 

Maine 5-2 

Cornell 13-12 


Longwood 4-6 

North Carolina 3-9 

Old Dominion 4-5 


Towson 13-9 

Old Dominion 13-2 


Towson 7-3 

Old Dominion 8-lO 

Maryland 6-1 

Towson 11-1 

Longwood 8-9 

Delaware 4-5 

Northeastern 5-0 

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to R): Ashley Burnham, Heather Widner, Katie Spitzer, Chelsea Ryan, Lauren Robison, Olivia McPherson 
ns. Second Row (L to R): Lori Botkin, Casey Mansfield, Haley Johnson, Megan Shinaberry, Michelle Clohan, 
Cassidy Clayton, Caitlen Manning, Caitlin Sandy, Catherine Clavin, Jasmine Butler, Cara Stecher, Lindsey Tomasz, 
Anna Klumpp, Kaitlyn Barbour. 

The Spotlight 

Caitlin Sandy 
Outstanding Freshman 


Fayetteville, N.C. 


• Games Played: 50 

• Games Started: 47 

• Batting Average: .279 

• Home Runs: 1 

• RBIs: n 


• First Team All-CAA 
. CAA All-Rookie Team 

• VaSID Second Team All-State 

• CAA Rookie of the Week 

• JMU Athletic Director Scholar-Athlete 
IFCA All-America Scholar-Athlete 



Saint Joseph's 6-5 
Bucknell 0-4 
Saint Joseph's 2-3 
Coastal Carolina 6-2 
Bucknell 4-0 
Seton Hall 6-0 
Robert Morris 10-4 
Charlotte 3-2 
Robert Morris 2-3 
Seton Hall 6-2 
Georgetown 15-1 
Campbell 3-1 
Indiana 1-5 
Norfolk State 4-1 
Norfolk State l-O 
Charleston Southern 11-8 
Stony Brook 2-4 
Fairfield 1-2 
Maine 11-4 

North Carolina State 4-8 
Radford 5-4 
Radford 1-2 
Lehigh 4-0 
St. John's 5-6 
Binghamton 2-1 
Lehigh 10-1 
St. John's 13-12 
UNC Wilmington 3-0 
UNC Wilmington 8-0 
UNC Wilmington 7-9 
George Mason 7-1 
George Mason 7-3 
George Mason 4-3 
Virginia 0-6 
Delaware 5-4 
Delaware 3-4 
Delaware 4-5 
Liberty 4-3 
Liberty 7-9 
Hofstra 3-11 
Hofstra 6-16 
Hofstra 0-3 

George Washington 5-2 
George Washington 2-1 
Georgia State 0-8 
Georgia State 2-11 
Towson 0-6 
Towson 6-8 
Towson 1-2 
Drexel 3-9 
Drexel 9-3 
Drexel 4-2 

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George Washington 12-5 
Virginia Tech 11-9 
Fairfield 13-10 
Yale 9-5 
Richmond 16-11 
Princeton 10-5 
Loyola (Md.) 7-11 
Maryland 8-17 
George Mason 21-7 
Old Dominion 14-3 
William and Mary 11-9 
Towson 9-10 
Delaware 9-5 
Drexel 9-8 
Hofstra 9-8 
Virginia 16-14 
William and Mary 11-9 
Towson 8-6 
Princeton lO-ll 

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William and Mary 1-6 

Duquesne 6-1 

Robert Morris 7-0 

Old Dominion 2-5 

St. Bonaventure 6-1 

Virginia Tech 0-7 

St. Francis (Pa.) 7-0 

St. John's 3-4 

Case Western Reserve 6-1 

The Citadel 5-2 

Coastal Carolina 2-5 

Norfolk 6-1 

Longwood 4-3 

Delaware 4-3 

Howard 0-7 

Richmond 5-2 

George Mason 6-1 

VCU 1-6 

Radford 2-5 

UNC Wilmington 1-4 

Front Row (L to R): Tom mi Nissinen, Grigoriy Vladimirsky, Bertrand Moulin, Jovan Milic. Back Row (L to R).- Head Coach Ste- 
ven Secord, Florent Sentenac, Matthew King, Yaroslav Voznenko, Ryan Pool, Assistant Coach Zack Watson. 

The Spotlight 


• Third Team All-CAA doubles with 
partner Mike Smith as a Junior 

• JMU Athletic Director Scholar-Athlete 


• ll-io in singles play 

• 12-12 in doubles play 


• JMU Athletic Director Scholar-Athlete 

264 Men's Tennis 


Players did not need to be born in the United States to play for 
the university's tennis team; all they needed was a racket - and, 
of course, some well-developed hand-eye coordination. With 
the addition of three international players, the men's tennis team 
was composed of athletes from all over the world. Coach Stephen Secord 
recruited players from as close as 125 miles away in Lorton, Va. T to over 
16,000 miles away in Melbourne, Australia. 

Tommi Nissinen, a junior from Finland, said that having such a diverse 
team had its benefits. 

"There are many eye-opening situations where you can learn to see 
things from a totally different perspective," said Nissinen. "There is so much 
to learn from each other." 

These different perspectives played to the team's advantage. Although 
the athletes began their season with a loss to the College of William and 
Mary, they quickly rebounded with successive wins against Duquesne 
University and Robert Morris University. 

Then, after winning a match against the University of Delaware in 
Norfolk, the team secured their place in the Colonial Athletic Association 

Championship Quarterfinal. Nissinen said that this match against the 
University of North Carolina Wilmington was one of the best of the season. 

"After losing a very dramatic doubles point, we just kept doing our best 
in singles," said Nissinen. "Every match was close and each one of them 
could have gone either way." 

Although the match was ultimately a loss for the Dukes, junior 
Australian-native Ryan Pool believed that it made the team stronger. 

"The score was 4-1 but easily could have been the other way around," 
said Pool. "Hopefully a result like that motivates the team to take the next 
step [in coming years]." 

Nissinen agreed. 

"I just remember the unbelievable effort and great spirit we showed that 
day," said Nissinen. "Despite the loss, I was very proud of the way we played. 
If we can find that same approach to the sport, I think we have a great 
season ahead of us." 

The team ended its season with an overall record of 12-8, its second 
winning season in a row. 

"If we can learn to make every practice, every match and every season 
count more, we will be very successful in the future," said Nissinen. 

286 Women's Tennis 

Sophomore Michelle Nguyen serves 
an ace during a match. Nguyen won the 
Flight "Bl" singles title at the Radford 
Invitational tournament, 
photo courtesy of 

Sophomore Katherine Bulling de 

powerful serve to her opponent. Bullin 
14-6 singles record and a lO-Q doubles recon 
during the 2on season, 
photo courtesy of 


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Front Ro 

t Row (L to R): Maria McDonald, Whitney Staton, Morgan Price, Katie Gorman, Marissa McDonald. Kristen Landry, Lauren Privette, Jessica 
is, Jordan Simmons. Second Row (L to R): Jamie Lott, Megan Barnes, Jasmine Waddeil, Adrena May, Annie Reiner, Brittany Wilhelm, Stacey 
es, Morgan Sheaffer, Ch'ristianna Moss. Third Row (L to R): Jessica Wheeler, Sarah Jochem, Ciarra Morris, Michele Savarese, Jacki Smith, 
Dy Poore, Jenifer Monk, Kristen Green, Nicole Gilbert. Fourth Row (L to R): Julie Strange, Kelsey Langton, Aubrie McAlpine, JaQuonna Lott, 
na Johnston, Ashley Williams, Katie Harman, Kelsey Seymour, Rachel Hagan. Fifth Row (L to R): LaTisha Pryor, Erin Lopresti, DaQuaa Scott, 
iny Simmons, Lizzy Powell, Jacki Ferrance, Carrie Payne, Jiel Westbrook. 

Gabby Poore, Jenifer Monk, Kristen C 
Brenna Johnston, Ashley Williams, Ka 
Destiny Simmons, Lizzy Powell, Jacki I 


W ith a considerable number of ath- 
letes, the Women's Track and Field 
team persevered throughout the 
season and made their mark in the 
Colonial Athletic Association (CAA). 

"The most challenging aspect ... was realizing that 
although we were young, we were definitely contend- 
ers as individuals and as a team," said sophomore 
Jennifer Monk. 

For Monk, the indoor Eastern College Athletic 
Conference Championship in Boston was one of the 
most memorable events of the season. Right before 
the event, Monk found out that she had a spot in the 
pentathlon - an event that involved shot put, high 
jump, a hurdling race, sprint and long jump. Although 
she felt scared and somewhat undeserving, Monk 
placed in the top eight in the event. 

"[The pentathlon] marked a huge step in breaking 
through my mental barrier ... and gave me confidence 
going into the outdoor season," said Monk. 

Along with both team and individual event spe- 
cific training, mental preparation played a large role in 
the team's success. The coaching staff, including head 
coach Ta'Frias, was instrumental in this preparation. 

"My coach always wrote out my specific goals 
for each event on a piece of paper before every 
meet. Before the meet started, I mentally tried to get 
relaxed and remember my goals," said Monk. 

Each meet presented different challenges and 
inspired new goals, so it was important for runners to 
know what to focus on for each event. As a competitor 
in multiple events, Monk had to be mentally "prepared 
to handle the high and lows" of individual events. 

With a young team, it was important for the 
members to spend time learning about their team 
mates and finding ways to complement one another's 
strengths and weaknesses. 

"I felt like the team really came together as a 
whole and took interest in what all of the other 
athletes were doing, not just the ones in their event 
areas," said Monk. 

This move toward positive change set an important 
precedent for the team. Reflecting on the season as a 
whole, Monk was happy with the season's outcome. 

"We gained confidence and respect as a team 
this year and I hope everyone carries [that] into 
next season." 

288 Women's Track and Field 

Sophomore Marissa McDonald completes a 
long jump during a meet. McDonald was one of 
the CAA's Women's Co-Field Athletes of the 

photo courtesy of 

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Katie Gorman 
Outstanding Runner 

Lafavette Hill, Pa. 

).26 in 3,000 m 
.18 in 5,000 m 

DOm run CAA champion (All-CAA) 
DOm run No. 6 (All-East) at ECAC 

CAA Track Athlete of the Week 
• CAA Commissioner's Academic Award 



290 Fall Sports 


294 Cross Country 
296 Field Hockey 
298 Football 
300 Men's Golf 
302 Women's Golf 
304 Men's Soccer 
306 Women's Soccer 
308 Volleyball 




Though sports teams often lend themselves 
to tight bonds, the cheerleading team 
formed a particularly strong family through 
both joy and sadness. 
In April 2011, the squad competed in the 
National Cheerleading Association College National 
Championship in Daytona Beach, Florida. 

"The team bonding that happened in Daytona was 
unbelievable," said senior Lauren Maira. "Our squad 
put in HO percent each and every day. We gave it our 
all on the mat and left Daytona with zero regrets." 

With that experience under their belts, the 
squad returned to practice in the fall with greater 

"We like to say that [Coach Kelly Moore] runs our 
practices like we are in the Army. There is rarely any 
downtime, and every second of practice is perfectly 
mapped out," said Maira. 

The opportunity to cheer in the new stadium also 
motivated the squad to perform their best. 

"Cheering in the new stadium was amazing," said 
junior Lacey Peter. "When we stepped onto the field 
at the first home game this year, I could not wipe the 
smile off my face. I feel like the new stadium really 
brings a whole new energy and spirit to the games." 

On Nov. 5, the season came to a halt when senior 
Nicholas Keatts passed away. 

His teammates remembered Keatts as a leader in 
the squad's mission to promote school spirit and act 
as role models for the entire community. 

As a team, they supported each other after their 

"I have never been on a team like this one," said 
Peter. "Everyone is there for each other through 
anything and everything. It is great to know that you 
have a whole group of people that you can fall back 
on when times get rough." 

Front Row (L to R): Kelsey O'Connor, Lauren Maira, Kristen Slaughter, Mary Sykes. Second Row (L to R): Shannon Connolly, Lauren Proctor, Blair 
Rosen, Erin O'Neil, Haley Svedba, Brittney Shannon, Katilynn Wyatt, Stefani Paige, Haley Hansen. Third Row (L to R): Head Coach Kelly Moore, 
Laura Outhous, Julianne Balzo, Madison Slater, Sarah Jones, Joyce Theisen, Alana Misuria, Kirsten Fry, Stephanie Buchar, Lacey Peter, Hannah Berg, 
Jessica Phillips, Katherine Wrona, Assistant Cohach Caitlin Leete. Fourth Row (L to R): John Grezcylo, Nicholas Keatts, Emmanual Fairly, Lamar 
Walker, Andrew Pa, Chris Neville, Nicholas Sloane, Kel Rossi. Fifth Row (L to R): Nicholas Harrison, Phillip Holljes. 

292 Cheerleading 




The women's cross country team had a long, 
successful season from September until mid- 
November. The athletes arrived at the university a 
week before fall semester began and trained until 
the beginning of Thanksgiving break. The team 
attended a total of six meets during their season, 
including one race at home and one postseason 

Winning at the Colonial Athletic Association 
(CAA) Cross Country Championships last year, there 
was no stopping them. The athletes practiced six 
days a week and spent the seventh completing a 
light run or alternative routine. Coach Dave Rinker 
implemented several new training practices that 
focused on greater weekly mileage and increased 

"On a medium Wednesday run last year, I only 
ran about seven or eight miles and this year I was 
doing 1Q or n miles/' said junior Katie Harman. "We 

also have been lifting more in the weight room, 
which has helped a lot with my overall strength." 

The team kept many of the same goals as 
the previous season, including their goal to 
win the Eastern College Athletic Conference 
(ECAC) or compete at the NCAA Cross Country 
Championships. One change was their focus on 
individual improvements. 

"The goal that I think was most important to our 
season was to race the fast 1,000 meters of each 
race," said senior Jess Zozos. 

These goals and extended practices helped. For 
the second year in a row, the team won the CAA 
Championships and placed eighth out of 35 in the 
NCAA Southeast Regional. Cross country finished 
their season in New York placing fourth in the ECAC 

This winning team consisted of seven freshmen, 
four sophomores, nine juniors and two seniors. 

Several runners stood out from the crowd, including 
Harman, Zozos, juniors Katie Gorman and Stacey 
Nobles and freshman Kristen Landry. 

"Kristen Landry has had a very solid freshman 
year. I think in the future she will be one of our top 
runners. She has a lot of natural talent and drive," 
said Harman. 

All of the athletes were team-oriented this 

"We have great chemistry and always have a 
great time together," said Harman. "I think it's an 
awesome thing when you can have all your best 
friends on a team with you." 

Zozos agreed. 

"Some people would say that cross country is an 
individual sport, but my team would say it is a team 
sport." said Zozos. "Every member of the team runs 
as hard as possible." 

294 Cross Country 



Looking toward the season, the women's field 
hockey team was optimistic. With many 
freshman starters, the team was one of the 
youngest in the nation. 
The season began Aug. 26. After a particularly 
painful loss to Duke University in their ninth game, 
the Dukes needed a win. The players could have 
been discouraged, but they proved themselves at 
Longwood University. Freshman Ysaline Nobels' 
overtime score led the Dukes to a l-O win over 
Longwood, in what Coach Antoinette Lucas called 
the season's turning point. Lucas said she saw the 
women's passion for the game that day. 

One of the team's most valuable assets was 
freshman Taylor West, a midfielder and forward who 
signed as a junior in high school. West led the team in 
scoring until a shin injury slowed her down. Despite 

missing a few games, she never doubted the team. 

'Our team has great potential," said West. "We 
have the desire to win." 

With injuries that allowed her time to sit back and 
analyze her team, West appreciated the work ethic 
and skills of her teammates. 

Lucas, who had coached the team for eight years, 
led the team to the Colonial Athletic Association 
(CAA) Championships where they lost to Old 
Dominion University, finishing Q-lO overall and 4-4 in 
the CAA. She had high hopes for the future, as the 
team grew older. 

"I really think that we have the skills to be in the 
finals of the NCAA," said Lucas. "The team, being so 
young, is more excited and has more opportunity to 
improve as a whole." 


Rutgers 1-5 

Appalachian State 4-1 
Ohio State 0-2 
Virginia 0-3 
Radford 2-1 
Richmond 2-1 
Drexel 3-4 
Towson l-O 
Northeastern 1-2 
Hofstra 1-4 
VCU 2-1 
Duke 1-9 
Longwood l-O 
North Carolina 0-3 
Old Dominion 1-7 
William & Mary 3-1 
Delaware l-O 
Delaware 2-1 
Old Dominion 1-6 


ThirrJ Dow 

The Spotlight 

Jenna Taylor 


thian, Va. 

es Played: 19 
es Started: 19 

unior National CI 

First Team All-CAA 

• CAA Championships All-Tournament Tear 

• Preseason All-CAA Team 

Fall Sports 297 




Coming off a winning season, which began 
with the defeat of Division 1-A Virginia 
Tech, the football team hoped to do well 
in the new stadium. 
After losing to the University of North Carolina, 
which was in Division i-A, the season picked up and 
the Dukes won four consecutive games. Their fourth 
win, a homecoming game against the University of 
Richmond, came after some hiccups in the season. 

Monday, Sept. 26, Director of Athletics Jeff 
Bourne and Head Coach Mickey Matthews 
announced the suspension of starting redshirt 
junior quarterback Justin Thorpe and redshirt junior 
linebacker Chase Williams. 

The following Saturday, Oct. 1, with Thorpe and 
Williams out of play for five games and redshirt 
sophomore tailback Dae'Quan Scott injured in the 
second quarter, underclassmen dominated the 

"Dae'Quan [Scott] goes down and Jordan 
[Anderson] comes in and does a great job," said 
Matthews in the Oct. 3 press luncheon. "He's a very 
talented athlete." 

Redshirt freshman quarterback Jace Edwards' 
performance supported sophomore tailback Jordan 
Anderson's two touchdowns. Edwards filled Thorpes 
shoes after his suspension. Despite a rainy second 
half and inexperience on the field, the Dukes crushed 
the Richmond Spiders 31-7 

The next weekend, the Dukes lost to the 
University of Maine in overtime, but then won 
against Villanova University during Family Weekend. 
Away from their home turf, the Dukes lost the next 
two games to Old Dominion University and New 
Hampshire University but made the playoffs with 
their final two wins of the regular season. 

With Thorpe back on the field, the Dukes ended 

their home season with a strong win against the 
University of Rhode Island. 

"I never would have guessed that I would come 
back and play immediately," said Thorpe in the post- 
game press conference. "But I thanked God that I 
did. The coaches called the right plays, and we just 

Their win against the University of Massachusetts 
secured the Dukes a spot in NCAA Division playoffs. 
They beat Eastern Kentucky University in the first 
round, moving on to compete with North Dakota 

Bridgeforth Stadium hosted a live broadcast of 
the Dec. 3 game free to students. Club seats could 
also be purchased. 

The Dukes fell to the North Dakota State 
Univeristy Bisons 26-14 in the second round of the 
NCAA Division l championship. 

North Carolina 10-42 
Central Conn. State 14-9 
Liberty 27-24 
William & Mary 20-14 
Richmond 31-7 
Maine 24-25 
Villanova 34-10 
Old Dominion 20-23 
New Hampshire 10-28 
Rhode Island 31-13 
Massachusetts 34-17 
Eastern Kentucky 20-17 
North Dakota State 14-26 

298 Football 




A fter the men's golf fall season came to an 
m \k end, Head Coach Jeff Forbes reflected 
^^^^L on their finish. 

m m "In the fall, we had both ups and 

downs," said Forbes. "We played poorly in two 
tournaments and then turned it around in our fourth 
tournament and we won it." 

The Dukes competed in five fall tournaments, with 
final rankings ranging from No. 16 overall, to first place. 
The team's standout tournament was the Barnabas 
Health Intercollegiate in Bedminster, N.J, where they 
won the team championship. The tournament was 36 
holes on Oct. 15 and 16, and players faced challenging 
weather conditions. 

"It was very windy, and they received a lot of rain," 
said Forbes. "The course was very soft, and wind 
began to really pick up towards the final holes." 

Despite unfavorable conditions, the team kept 
their composure and rallied from behind to claim first 
place overall. Senior Chris Wellde and freshman Trey 
Smith stood out during the Barnabas tournament, 
Wellde led the Dukes with an overall score of 
even-par 144, finishing in a 4-way tie for the top 
spot and taking home medalist honors. Smith had a 
breakout year as well, placing ninth overall with fellow 
teammate senior Mike Smith in Bedminster and higher 
in other tournaments. 

"Considering the conditions of the last day, they 
played over and above anything that I expected," said 
Forbes, regarding the team's performance as a whole. 

The men's golf team finished their fall season at 
the Outerbanks/Old Dominion University Kilmarlic 
Collegiate Invitational, tying for eighth place overall. 
With the spring championship season in view, Forbes 
and the rest of the team had their eyes set on the 
Colonial Athletic Association Championship and had 
high hopes for the rest of the season. 

"We're hoping we can turn it around for the spring 
season," said Forbes. "I know we have a chance to win 
this year." 

300 Men's Golf 

Junior Ryan Vince strokes his shot as he 
looks to make it closer to the cup. Vince 
had a career low of 67 for a single round, 
photo courtesy of 

The Spotlight 

Senior Chris Wellde lines up his shot in order tc 
sink a putt. Wellde averaged 747 strokes in six 
rounds and played over two tournaments in 20K 
photo courtesy of 

The Spotlight 




■■■■^ y the end of the men's soccer season, 
^^^J^ the team had made it to the Colonial 

I m Athletic Association (CAA) semifinals. 
mmmmtr Hosting the tournament, the Dukes lost 
to the University of Delaware in penalty kicks after 
a 90-minute regulation game and two lO-minute 
overtime periods. Despite the setback, the team still 
made the NCAA tournament, which many players 
agreed was due to their tight team bond. 

"We lost lO players last year, including four 
starters," said senior Jason Gannon, one of three 
captains. "This year we play a lot more as a team and 
less as individuals." 

Senior goalie Justin Epperson agreed. 

"We all love each other like family and will work and 
try our best on and off the field every day," said Epperson. 

To form this bond, the team listened to a lot of 
techno music before their games. 

"It really helps get us pumped up and focused," 
said freshman midfielder Jonathan Barden. 

Another pregame ritual was the traditional huddle 
and captain's speech. 

"It was a real honor being voted co-captain this 
year," said Gannon, who shared the captain title with 
senior Patrick Innes and junior Paul Wyatt. "It was 
definitely one of the highlights of my season." 

Hosting the CAA tournament was very exciting 
for the players as well. 

"We haven't been in the tournament in several years, 
and getting to host it is a big advantage," said Gannon. 

Gannon's teammates were equally excited about 
hosting the tournament. Barden said that their 
attitude entering the tournament was to "be careful 
to keep the motivation up, and don't think you've 
achieved anything yet." 

"We made it our goal to prove that we are a 
good team, not just in the CAA, but in the nation and 
getting to host the tournament really proved that," 
said Epperson. 

Apart from hosting the CAA tournament, the 
team spent a lot of time on the road and had to make 
some sacrifices. 

"We try to take a lighter course load in the fall 
to compensate for the class time we will miss," said 
Gannon. "We also give up a lot of weekends." 

The team spent a lot of time together in 
conditioning and practices. 

"It sounds really cliche but my teammates will be some 
of my best friends for the rest of my life," said Gannon. 

Florida Atlantic l-O 
UNC Asheville4-1 
Longwood 3-3 
North Carolina 1 
Lafayette l-O 
Towson 3-0 
West Virginia 2-0 
Northeastern 2-0 
UNC Wilmington l-O 
Delaware 3-2 
VCU 1-2 

George Mason 2-1 
William & Mary l-O 
Georgia State l-O 
Old Dominion 3-2 
Drexel 0-2 
Hofstra 0-3 
Delaware 2-2 
Wake Forest 2-0 
Connecticut 0-3 

304 Men's Soccer 





Sometimes it just does not click. Coming 
from the 2010 Colonial Athletic Association 
(CAA) Championship winning season, the 
women's soccer team hoped to be back- 
to-back champs. However, for the first time since 
playoffs became selective in 2002, they fell short of 
making the CAA playoffs. 

"Although we all get along ... on the field we 
never bonded," said redshirt junior co-captain Kelly 
Germain. "I think team chemistry was our biggest 

Sophomore Becky Sparks felt that the team no 
longer had a star player to lead them. 

"It was frustrating, because there are players on 
our team who wanted to be that person," said Sparks. 
"I'm not saying we didn't work hard. We trained hard, 
and we did everything we had to, but when it came 

down to it, we didn't get the job done." 

The team tried to connect in many ways. 
Following their tradition from earlier years, the 
women broke into families with at least one senior 
"mom" per group. These families spent the preseason 
bonding through activities like scavengers hunts. With 
names such as "Mickey Mouse Club" and "Barney and 
Friends," the groups ate meals together and became 
close which contributed to their overall team unity. 

"We're all just basically one team though. We're 
one family," said Germain. 

Sessions with the university sports psychologist 
also helped the team talk about bonding, as well as 
their highs and lows. 

Some of these highs included their 6-0 win over 
the University of Pittsburgh and their tie with the 
University of Maryland, but they also celebrated 

individual successes. 

"Some of our biggest moments are when 
individuals succeed," said Germain. "Like the first 
time one of our freshmen, Katie Hyland, scored ... 
that was a highlight." 

Other player successes included the placement 
of sophomores Lauren Wilson and Becky Sparks 
on the All-CAA Second Team. In addition, freshman 
Shannon Rano earned CAA All-Rookie Team honors. 

Acknowledging that it was an off season, Germain 
looked toward the next season with hope. 

"We need to just come back strong next year 
and regroup," she said. "Hopefully we gain that team 
chemistry and are successful." 


Villanova 1-1 
Virginia Tech 1-3 
Pittsburgh 6-0 
Stony Brook l-O 
Richmond 2-0 
Georgetown 0-2 
Maryland O-O 
Pennsylvania O-l 
Hofstra 4-3 
Northeastern 2-4 
Towson l-O 
George Mason O-l 
Georgia State l-O 
UNC Wilmington 2-0 
Drexel O-l 
Delaware 2-2 
William & Mary 1-3 
Old Dominion 3-2 
VCU 0-2 

Front Row (L to R): Isabel Chang, Shannon Rano, Laura Trevillian, Yolie Anderson-Golhor, Ariana Ruela, co-captain Jessica Barndt, 
co-captain Kelly Germain, Olivia Tomoff, Katie Menzie. Second Row (L to R): Athletic Training Student Kelsey Littlefield, Amalya Clay- 
ton, Stephanie Hamilton, Susan Heyman, Katie Hyland, Elisa Davidson, Lauren Wilson, Becky Sparks, Dana O'Brien, Sam Scalf, Kelly 
Abt, Athletic Training Student Mark Holmes, Manager Nan Tucker. Third Row (L to R): Volunteer Assistant Coach Jon McClure, Head 
Coach David Lombardo, Madyson Brown, Danielle Corey, Haley Miller, Mollie Leon, Ellen Forest, Marlee Stynchula, Kate Courter, 
Sam Lofton, Theresa Naquin, Athletic Trainer Lisa Friesen, Athletic Trainer Tom Kuster, Associate Head Coach Bobby Johnston, As- 
sistant Head Coach Rachel Chupein. 

306 Women's Soccer 

The Spotlight 

Redshirt junior midfielder Kelly Germain 
hits a header over a defender. Germain 
was one of the team's co-captains, 
photo courtesy of 

Redshirt sophomore Theresa Naquin clears 
the backfield during a game. The Dukes 
missed the CAA playoffs for the first time 
since 2002 with a record of 8-8-3. 
photo courtesy of 

During a match, senior forward Yolie 
Anderson-Golhor looks to pass the ball. 
Anderson-Golhor was also a member of the 
Ottawa Fury club team in Ontario, Canada, 
photo courtesy of 

Fall Sports zo7 



II A r ith a relatively new coaching staff 
™L Mm m 

- ; came a fresh perspective. Lauren 

Steinbrecher, appointed head coach 

in 2010, introduced a new theme for 

the volleyball team: making their season a story. 

"We have talked about putting a little extra 

effort into living each day to its fullest — to making it 

memorable," said Steinbrecher. "So we have worked 

hard to not only get better in the gym but truly enjoy 

the experiences off the court." 

The team bonded off the court through preseason 

canoe trips, pregame meals at Vito's and a weekend 

trip to Lynchburg, V.A. Redshirt junior Natalie Abel 

said the coaches introduced some of their more 

eccentric bonding experiences in surprise letters that 

gave ambiguous directions such as, "Meet here with 

your bathing suit and some coins." 

"We're all really good friends, and we have a really 
unique team," said Abel. "I've never been this close to 
a group of girls, and I've been on teams for years." 

But the players' season was not all off-the-court 
team building. The women also practiced every 
Monday through Friday and spent most of their 
weekends on tour buses, traveling to away games. 

"It's not easy. You have to schedule your classes 
to be done by two every day or you can take night 
classes from seven on ... it's hard but honestly it 
forces you to manage your time," said Abel, who 
added that being a volleyball player is like having a 
full time job. 

Junior Danielle Erb agreed. 

"It gets monotonous ... coming in and practicing 
for two to three hours then having games on the 

weekends," said Erb. "But we have to remember it is 
a game, it's not work. Volleyball is a game, and we just 
need to relax and have fun on game day." 

Overall, their hard work on the court and team 
sprit off the court translated to a winning season. 
Including their preseason, the Dukes ended the 
Colonial Athletic Association tournament with an 
overall record of 20-n. 

"Volleyball is such a team sport, and when players 
bond through various team activities they play hard 
for each other on the court," said Steinbrecher. 
"Great things won't happen without that team 

Front Row (L to R): ASyssa Hall, Martha Stewart, Morgan Maddox, Keliy Turner, Holly Wail, Megan Wlechmann, 
Haley Jacobsen, Kelly Maguire, Katie Daorai. Second Row (L to R): Assistant Coach Casey Steinbrecher, Head 
Coach Lauren Steinbrecher, Assistant Coach Ron Sweet, Danielle Erb, Natalie Abel, Lizzy Briones, Kristi 
Richardson, Athletic Trainer Stephanie Pikus. Team Manager Caitlin Pa pi I i, Volunteer Assistant Coach Drew 
Lovering, Graduate Assistant Coach Lauren ranelii. 


Green Bay 2-3 
Dayton 0-3 
North Dakota 3-2 
Lehigh 3-2 

Coastal Carolina 3-0 
Robert Morris 3-0 
Wright State 3-0 
Davidson 3-1 
High Point 3-0 
East Tennessee State 3-0 
Georgetown 2-3 
Appalachian State 0-3 
Liberty 3-1 
William & Mary 3-0 
VCU 3-1 

George Mason 3-0 
Delaware 1-3 
Towson 3-1 
Radford 3-1 
Hofstra 3-0 
Northeastern 3-2 
VCU 3-0 

William & Mary 3-0 
UNC Wilmington 1-3 
Georgia State 1-3 
Norfolk State 3-0 
George Mason 3-2 
Delaware 2-3 
Towson 1-3 
Georgia State 3-0 
Delaware 2-3 
VCU 0-4 

308 Volleyball 

Junior outside hitter Danielle Erb spikes 
the ball in hopes of scoring a point 
against East Tennessee State University. 
Erb was a team leader with 265 kills, 
photo courtesy of 

Junior setter Megan Wiechmann sets 
the ball for freshman outside hitter Lizzy 
Briones. Wiechmann contributed to the 
team's 20-11 season record with 106 sets 
and 13 kills, 
photo courtesy of 

Redshirt junior Natalie Abel jumps to block a 
return from the opposing team. Abel, an outside 
hitter, was named CAA Player of the Week for 
the weeks of Sept. 6 and 12. 
photo courtesy of 

jjjj ij 

Natalie Abel 

Redshirt Junior 
Media Arts and Design 
Washington, Pa. 


• Matches Played: 31 

• Matches Started: 31 

• Kills: 350 

• Aces: 27 

• Digs: 376 

Holly Wall 
Senior Spotlight 


Communications Sciences and Disorders 
Kaukauna, Wise. 


• Matches Played: 31 

• Matches Started: 30 

• Kills: 283 

• Aces: 34 

• Digs: 317 


• Preseason All-CAA honorable mention 

• JMU Days Inn Invitational MVP 

• High Point Classic MVP 

. CAA Offensive Player of the Week (Sept. 6 and 
Sept. 12) 


• Green Bay Comfort Inn and Suites Volleyball 
Classic All-Tournament team 

• JMU Athletic Director Scholar-Athlete (2010) 

• JMU Coca-Cola Classic All-Tournament team 

Fall Sports 309 





310 Winter Sports 

312 Men's Basketball 
314 Women's Basketball 
316 Swim & Dive 



A Ithough the Dukes' season did not play 
m % out as anticipated, ending the year with a 
I % record of 12-20, the team remained positive, 
m m strong and hardworking through adversity. 

"We've undergone a challenging campaign, mostly 
because of the depth of injuries," said Head Coach 
Matt Brady. "But our guys have remained extremely 
positive and upbeat. We continue to work everyday to 
get better and to keep building our program." 

At the start of the season, Brady, who completed 
his fourth year as head coach, expected his team to be 
a top competitor in the 2012 Colonial Athletic Associa- 
tion championship, aiming to make it to the Final Four. 
However, several key players suffered injuries and were 
unable to play the entire season. The Dukes did not 
give up hope, though. 

"Our bond was strong. We all were striving for the 
same goal, and that kept us together," said sophomore 
Christian Pierce. 

The Dukes' 60-58 win over University of Pennsylva- 
nia (Penn) was proof of the team's enduring strength. 
Redshirt junior A. J. Davis led the offense by scoring 

19 points. Meanwhile, the defense held off Penn to 
secure a well-earned win. 

"Beating University of Pennsylvania in their own 
building was one of my proudest moments as a coach 
this season," said Brady. "We had to play great defense 
for 40 minutes to get the win." 

After beating Penn, the Dukes went on to prove 
they were a team to be reckoned with, winning against 
another tough competitor, Hofstra University (Hofstra). 
In the last few seconds, senior Anthony "Humpty" 
Hitchens drained a shot as the buzzer sounded and 
the Dukes walked away with a 62-60 win. 

"This was huge for our team. We came in here 
believing we could win this game, and we proved it," 
said Pierce. 

The Dukes were hopeful that their team would 
come back even stronger next season. 

"Returning players are excited to do what we 
talked about - to navigate our team into a top four 
finish," said Brady. "That's our greatest hope for next 






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1 ^UP^ ' 


Philadelphia (Exhibition) o8-£ 
Canisius 82-73 
La Salle 83-92 
Robert Morris 77-82 
Rider 86-69 
Penn 60-58 

Hofstra 62-60 

Kent State 51-71 

Citadel 67-49 

George Washington 62-57 

Rhode Island 60-79 

Stetson 71-69 

Old Dominion 61-67 

William and Mary 61-68 

Northeastern 56-68 

Hampton 74-67 

VCU 45-65 

George Mason 83-89 

UNCW 69-61 

Hofstra 69-71 

Georgia State 58-74 

William and Mary 59-47 

George Mason 79-89 

East Tennessee State 56-70 

Old Dominion 71-80 

Delaware 80-85 

Drexel 56-63 
Towson 58-56 
Georgia State 64-67 
Detroit 70-82 
Drexel 61-78 
Towson 65-59 
UNCW 59-70 

312 Men's Basketball 



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The Spotlight 

mum mm m 



Sports Management 
hiflicothe. Ohio 


• Games Played - 30 

• Games Started - 30 

• Total Points - 447 

• Assists - m 

Andrey Semenov 
Most Improved 

Redshirt Junior 
international Business 
St. Petersburg, Russia 


• Games Played - 32 

• Games Started - 32 
•Total Points - 326 

• Assists - 59 


• Topped 20 points for the first time at JMU with 
26 in opener v. Canisius 

• Hit l t OOO career points on Dec. 19 

• Playing through illness, matched career high with 
26 points and six three-pointers v. Stetson 

• 23 points with five three-pointers against ODU 
while playing a career-high 43 minutes for a com- 
bined two-game total of 82 minutes in four days 

• Matched career high with 27 points and seven 
assists at George Mason University 


• IO points and four assists in season-high 35 
minutes v. Kent State 

• Season highs of nine rebounds and four assists 
at George Washington 

• Matched career best with five assists to go with 
eight points v. ODU 

• Season high and career-high tying 10 rebounds at 
VCU to go with seven points 

Winter Sports jtj 


Above: During a home game, Senior Rachel Connely blocks her oppo- 
nent's shot. The team lost to Delaware University 65-72 on Jan. 29- 
photo courtesy of SPORTS MEDIA 

Right: Redshirt senior Lauren Whitehurst takes a shot in a game against 
the University of Maryland Eastern Shore. The women's basketball team 

won the Nov. 17 home game, 61-53- 
photo courtesy of SPORTS MEDIA 


Lauren Whitehurst 
Senior Spotlight 

Redshirt Senior 
Chesapeake, Va. 


• Games Played - 33 

• Games Started - 33 

• Total Points - 311 

• Assists - 25 


• Games Played - 33 

• Games Started - 33 

• Total Points - 485 

• Assists - 121 


• Team Captain 


. CAA Player of the Week (Feb. 12) 

• College Sports Madness CAA Player of the 
Week (Feb. 12) 

• Primetime Performers ( 
Weekly Honor Roll Jan. 22 

• Lehigh Christmas City Classic All-Tournament 

• Richmond Times-Dispatch "Rising Star" 

• Preseason All-CAA First Team 

• Team captain 

314 Women's Basketball 


From beating the George Mason University 
Patriots to a close win against the Drexel Uni- 
versity Dragons, the women's basketball team 
had a successful season. During the season, 
the goal of winning the Colonial Athletic Association 
(CAA) championship was on their minds. 

One of their season highlights was beating Virginia 
Commonwealth University 64-43 on Jan. 5. 

"We made a statement by beating them by 20, 
which is double of what we beat them by in last year's 
semifinal game of the CAA Tournament," said fresh- 
man Briana Jones. "It was an electrifying win to get, 
especially in our house." 

The team's 14 players strived to win each of their 
30 games. However, with junior forward Nikki New- 
man injured, the Dukes had to band together to meet 
their goals. One of these goals was to defeat the much 
talked about Hofstra University (Hofstra) team 81-63 
on Jan. 19- 

"When we beat Hofstra, we were at their place," 
said Jones. "This was quite the feat to accomplish 
at someone else's gym. There was also a lot of hype 
around them before that game, and we came out and 
made another statement that we were a force to be 
reckoned with." 

The team not only bonded on-court, but carried 

"Our team is like one huge family. We have each 
other's backs and tell one another the truth no matter 
what the situation may be," said Jones. "We have fun 
together, and we love each other." 

When they were not in the Convocation Center 
playing a game or practicing, the team enjoyed hanging 
out at each other's houses, going to the movies and 
going out to eat. 

"We pretty much do everything together," said 
Jones. "We just have fun to keep the team morale 
high, whether it be on the court or off." 

Front Row (L to R): Briana Jones, Kiara Francisco, Kirby Burkholder, Jasmine Gill, tri-captain Tarik Hislop, Tanica Anderson, Debbie Smith, Toia 
Giggetts. Jazmon Gwathmey. Second Row (L to R): Assistant Coach Sean O'Regan, Graduate Assistant Sarah Williams, Director of Operations 
Tim Clark, Crystal Ross, tri-captain Nikki Newman, Rachel Connely, tri-captain Lauren Whitehurst, Kanita Shepherd, Assistant Coach Jennifer 
Brown, Assistant Coach Lindsay Smith, Athletic Trainer Erin Cash, Head Coach Kenny Brooks. 

Junior Tanica Anderson plays zone defense as 
her opponent brings the ball up the court. During 
the season, the women's basketball team beat 
top teams Virginia Commonwealth University and 
Hofstra University, 
photo courtesy of SPORTS MEDIA 


Calif (Pa) 75-30 
Quinnipiac 81-73 
American 68-64 
UMES 61-53 
MTSU 60-46 
Liberty 62-58 
Towson 58-65 
Maine 64-47 
Central Conn. 71-64 
Virginia 53-59 
Richmond 66-74 
Rhode Island 77-42 
Duquesne 56-49 
VCU 64-43 
Georgia State 62-50 
Drexel 43-60 
Towson 67-57 
Hofstra 81-63 
William and Mary 50-40 
Georgia State 76-45 
Delaware 65-72 
Old Dominion 57-55 
George Mason 49-45 
Drexel 56-51 
VCU 65-64 
UNCW 63-52 
Northeastern 50-61 
Hofstra 80-61 
Old Dominion 63-44 
George Mason 66-54 
George Mason 64-54 
Drexel 50-67 
Davidson 64-49 
Wake Forest 84-76 

Winter Sports 375 





ith an undefeated record in the 
Colonial Athletic Association (CAA) 
and a 13-2 overall record, the women's 
swim and dive team enjoyed many 

"It's been one of our best seasons yet," said junior 
ver Kimberly Helfrich. "We beat two dominating 
swim programs: West Virginia [University] and Rutgers 

The diving team also took first place on the boards 
at the Princeton Invitational. 

"We wanted to focus just on ourselves and not 
worry about other teams. I think we accomplished 
that," said Helfrich. 

The women worked hard all season and endured 
intense practices so they could beat their rivals. 



Marshall 211-89 
Radford 253-47 
Campbell 236-62 
Navy 187-113 
Virginia Tech 41-99 
North Carolina St. 49-91 
West Virginia 156-144 
Old Dominion 220-131 
William and Mary 204-141 
George Mason 247-103 
Northeastern 213-138 
American 182-86 
VMI 185-53 
Georgetown 175-113 
Rutgers 161-139 

"We approached each practice trying to make 
changes and improve how we perform," said Helfrich. 
"1 think our record shows how well we've done with it.' 

Many members of the team swam for their high 
schools and were used to trying to improve them- 
selves as athletes. However, some noted differences 
between high school and university swim teams. 

"The practices and meets are more intense and 
rewarding, and everyone truly wants to be there and 
give anything for the team," said Helfrich. 

While the swim and dive team spent much of 
their time training for meets, they also made time to 
have fun and give back to the community. The team 
joined forces with Project CLIMB (Children Learning 
to Improve Movement Behaviors) and encouraged 
children with disabilities to play and feel comfortable 

in the water. 

The women made sure to enjoy themselves before 
meets, as well. 

"We love to sync up our iPods and dance," said 
Helfrich. "It gets us loose and laughing. It's the best 
way for us to prepare and be pumped up for the 

As a team, they encouraged and supported each 
other, which helped them reach their individual and 
group goals. 

"I loved being encouraged to accomplish my goals 
by some of my closest friends - my teammates," said 
Helfrich. "I also love to help my teammates accomplish 
theirs. We call ourselves a family." 

The Spotlight 


First place in lOOO Freestyle against Rutgers 
First place in 200 Individual Medley against RU/ 

First place in 3 meter diving (CAA Pod) Big Al, 


First Place in 1-meter Diving (Navy, Big Al, AU/ 
GU/VMI, Rutgers) 

First Place in 3-meter Diving (Navy, Rutgers) 

Winter Sports zn 


The original campus buildings are surrounded in 
change, from Bridgeforth Stadium renovations to 
North Campus construction. Despite these additions, 
the Quad remained the heart of campus and Wilson's 

cupola the geographical center of Harrisonburg, 

Closing 321 

On Dec. 17, 20H, President Linwood H. Rose speaks at 
the commencement ceremony. Graduates attended 
the Saturday ceremony at the Convocation Center, 
but they did not receive their official diplomas until 
professors finalized grades. 


Students throw the traditional purple and gold 
streamers at a football game. With Bridgeforth Sta- 
dium's expansion, the student section spread into the 
newly constructed endzone. 


Closing 323 

Senior Katherine Brown hands out free T-shirts to sti 
on Madison Forever Day. Volunteers, including Presidei 
wood H. Rose and President Emeritus Ronald Carrie 
shirts to individuals seen holding the door open for c 
photo courtesy of JMU PHOTOGRAPHY SER 

The James Madison statue outside the entrance 

to ISAT faces a sunset. Bruce and Lois Forbes, 

1964 alumni, donated the statue in honor of the 

university's lOOth birthday. 

photo courtesy of JMU PHOTOGRAPHY 


Closing 325 

Gladys Lisanby, a 1949 alumna, cuts the ribbon to open 
Skyline Museum. Lisanby and her husband sponsored the 
museum's opening exhibit of the life work of artist and set de- 
signer Charles A. Lisanby, which ran from Jan. 23 to March 3. 



Closing 327 


This year has been a difficult one. Major life decisions 
and changes made inevitable by the looming graduation 
date have weighed on my mind like no other. And then 
there was The 2011-2012 Bluestone. 
I started with The Bluestone as a sophomore and never ever 
EVER thought I'd get the opportunity to lead so many wonderful 
people in the production of this gorgeous book, and for that, I 
am grateful. 

But for the rest of my editorial board, I am especially grateful. 
Ya'll have helped me more than you know, and I could never 
thank you enough. 

Sarah, you are probably the most driven, dedicated and 
talented person I know. You always know how to calm me down 
and fix any mistake. Your creative thinking and ability to see the 
bigger picture will take you far. You're going to be a great editor- 
in-chief next year, and I can't wait to see the book. Crisis averted. 

Nora and Julia, I feel the need to pair you together, because 
that's how I like to think of you. You two are so crazy and made 
office hours enjoyable. You both always knew how to make me 
laugh while still being terribly productive (still trying to figure 
out how you did that). You both are going to be wonderful at 
whatever you do in the future. Just please keep playing Words 
With Friends with each other. 

Grant, hell of a year. You kept me sane (most of the time) and 
I know it killed you when I'd try to do everything on my own - "I 
GOT this, I swear" was mumbled way too often. Our shared 
affinity for hip-hop, cheap wings, Tuesday night drinks and dumb 
YouTube videos have saved my life this year, and for that I thank 
you. YOLO (don't hate). 

Ron, I want to thank you first and foremost for NOT being 
from Richmond. I appreciate all your hard work this year and for 
keeping cool when things got rough. You always found a way, and 
I am so thankful for that. You are very talented in many ways, and 
you're going to do great things. 

Bryce, I know things didn't quite turn out the way we 
would've hoped, but I do thank you for putting in the time and 
energy that you did in order to create a wonderful design for this 
book. We couldn't have started it without you, and I hope you 
know how grateful I am for that. 

To all the staff and contributing members of The Bluestone, 
I thank you for all of your hard work and dedication to this year- 
book. We quite literally couldn't have done it without you. 

I would also like to thank our adviser, Kristi Shackelford, for 
all of her help in keeping things organized and for keeping me 
calm. Thank you to all of the university offices and organizations 
for your support. And last, but certainly not least, I would like 
to thank the housekeepers of Roop Hall for keeping the office 
clean, especially after deadline weekends. We appreciate all of 
your hard work more than you know. 

To my high school yearbook adviser, Sue Ardelji, you planted 
the seed. You taught me everything I know, and I wouldn't be in 
this position without you. Also, let's stop the lies - I know I'm your 

To my friends and family, you all know how insane this year 
has been, and I think I owe apologies more than thanks in many 
cases. I am sorry I spent most of the year MIA and possibly not 
being a very good friend. But I appreciate and thank you for all 
your love and support. Mom, Dad and Emily, thank you for always 
listening to me vent and picking me up when I needed it. 

Thank you JMU for being my home for four years. These 
were the best years of my life (I'm sure of it). Go Dukes! 

328 Editor Letters 


I've always been a memories person. As a kid, I watched my 
mom scrapbook and made a couple pages of my own. There's 
one particular cutout of my dad that could have used a 
steadier hand or the "undo" of Photoshop. I have composi- 
tion notebooks full of my nightly scribbles - attempts to capture 
all the "important" moments of each day. On my l6th birthday, 
I cried when my mom played the PowerPoint she made of my 
childhood. OK so you get the point: I would have jumped ship 
to Neverland a long time ago if it existed. The nostalgia in me is 

Maybe that's why I've always gravitated to yearbooks. I love 
memories. But there are some other things that make the gig 
pretty cool. For one, I get to work with awesome people. 

Thanks to my lovely co, Nora, for keeping me sane. I was 
nervous about sharing a position, and it ended up being the best 
experience I could have asked for. You're amazing. You taught 
me about the power of smiley faces and exclamation points. I'll 
always be there to remind you about the "ten" or "10" rule. And 
you can - and will, I'm sure - catch everything else. 

Julia, your sarcasm was scary at first. But you keep me on my 
toes and you're hilarious. You're spontaneous and silly while be- 
ing really hardworking and driven. Plus I loved pulling all of Nora's 
master plan pranks with you. 

Grant and Amanda, thanks for entertaining with your old- 
married-couple antics. Amanda, you set the bar really high for 
next year. Expect some calls. You know your shiitake mushrooms. 
Grant, you are the headline master. Kudos and sorry we couldn't 
print some of your, well, more creative ones. I know you're both 
going to do great things. Best of luck in the real world. 

Ron: Thanks for all your work. You're a really talented photog- 
rapher, and I always especially enjoyed seeing your shots from 
concerts and events. Wouldn't be surprised to see your work on 

To the staff and contributing writers, designers and photog- 
raphers: Thanks for putting up with our demanding ways and 
(usually) turning things in on time. Without your hard work, there 
would be nothing for us to edit and edit and edit and edit. So 
thanks, because we love editing. No, but really, without you there 
wouldn't be any content. 

To my roommates, Sarah, Seana and Taylor: Thanks for giving 
me laughs and hugs to come home to every night. I don't know 
how I lucked out so much. 

Mom and Dad, thanks for the encouragement, the love, the 
opportunities, the awesome genes and of course for the financial 
support that allows me to do yearbooks instead of waitressing. 
Josh and Jamie, I don't know why you'd ever be reading this, but 
you're pretty cool too. 

For my high school yearbook adviser, Trish Lyons, making 
yearbooks was about so much more than words and images. It 
was a service to the school - a loving, passionate process that 
she likened to just about everything from childbirth to seafaring 
voyages. Thanks for passing it on, Ms. Lyons. You were the best 
teacher, and now you are a great friend. 

I do love preserving memories. Although my 21st birthday flip 
through of my high school senior year yearbook was an excep- 
tion, yearbooks are not so much about melancholy nostalgia 
anymore. Part of capturing the moments and stories of a school 
year is about making way for new memories. It's about sticking 
those memories in a much-less-magical rememberal of sorts, so 
that our hearts can be filled with more. Preserving memories is 
great, but here's to making a bajillion more. 

Closing 329 


Well, this is the 
second time 
around, and I am at 
a complete loss for 
words. My original version has been lost 
in the mounds of paper that consume 
my room, which inadvertently sums up 
my college career here at JMU. I sup- 
pose that is a good thing; it was a little 
too deep to begin with. Maybe I'll find 
it one day and use it for the acknowl- 
edgement section for one of the many 
books I plan to write. Of course, that 
hinges on whether or not I can ever 
get that book deal every writer craves. 
Or maybe I'll add it to the end of one 
of my coffee table books - assuming 
my images become something people 
wish to see. Well, whatever its fate, I am 
certain of one thing: It will not be mak- 
ing an appearance in the 2011-2012 JMU 
yearbook - sad face. 

Well, on to my thank yous ... 

Thanks to everyone on staff for making this year's yearbook 
what it is. Thank you to the designers, writers and of course 
photographers. This was my first go as a photography director, 
and I can say I learned a lot. For that, I have to thank Cherylin for 
telling me to apply and Amanda for hiring me. 

To my photographers: No assignment is a bad assignment 
as long as you put the max amount of effort into it; you stand 
to learn something every time you look through the viewfinder. 
Also, remember that technical skills transfer across mediums. So 
yes, even if you shoot rocks (M. Tracy), that can help you shoot 
people. One thing to remember though: You have to work a little 
faster. We don't have all day. 

About my single picture: This is the only picture in the year- 
book that I really ever care to see again. Is it the most technically 
sound? Not by a long shot, but that means nothing. If a person 
cannot relate to an image or develop some feeling to it, then the 
image is a failure. To me, this image is everything. It was the first 
major milestone in my life (graduating high school) and the last 
picture I ever took with my grandmother and great-grandmother 
together, healthy. 

330 Editor Letters 


Well, it's finally done you guys. I'm not going 
to lie, there were times when I didn't think 
we were going to pull this thing off. It took a 
lot of time and effort (not to mention a few 
headaches), but we pulled through and got it done! It has been 
such a great experience to be a part of The Bluestone staff and 
have the opportunity to work with such an awesome group of 

Amanda: Thanks for being such an awesome editor-in-chief! 
I truly admire the amount of dedication you put into this book. 
I'm pretty sure you spent more time in Roop G6 than any other 
person ever. You kept us all on track and helped make this a 
great personal and professional experience. You are going to 
kill it in New York next year. Just remember, we'll always have 

Sarah: You are simply amazing. You were a fantastic copy 
editor, and then you turned around mid-year and became an 
awesome creative director. You stepped up in the clutch when 
we needed you and surpassed every expectation. You are going 
to do so great as editor-in-chief next year. 

Nora: I really hope that this year has boosted your apprecia- 
tion for rap music, but unfortunately I still won't be listening to 
folk music any time in the near future. Also, if you keep playing 
your headphones that loud you will go deaf by the time you turn 
30. You were a great copy editor and so much fun to work with. 

Julia: I have to give you credit for all the little jokes and 
pranks you came up with around the office, usually at my ex- 
pense. I also have to concede to your supremacy in Words With 
Friends. Good luck with your senior year. 

Ron: If I could only hear a random fact from you every day 
for the rest of my life I would be a happier person. You were a 
lot of fun to hang around with on deadline, and I had a great time 
working with you. 

Bryce: I had a great time working with you and hope to see 
you around the 804. 

I have to give special thanks to all my friends old and new 
here at JMU. You guys have made my time here the best four 
years of my life, and I can't wait to see what the future has in 
store for all of you. I also want to thank my family for always 
being there for me and keeping me grounded through all the 
insanity. My time at JMU has been amazing and this university 
will always be one of my favorite places on this Earth. Deuces. 

Closing zzi 




Eliza Tutle Elizabeth Wertz Amanda Wilson 

334 Staff 


Deena Agamy 

Lauren Gordon 

Julia Lyons 

Michael Tracy 


Heather Allen 

Claire Fogarty 

Hannah Hayes 

Julie Hirschhorn 

Haley Lambert 

Lisa Mees 

Christine Wells 

Closing 335 


The 2012 Bluestone, volume 103, was created by a student staff and proudly printed by Balfour Publishing 
Company and Komori presses at the Dallas, Texas facility. The 352 pages, which cover March 20H to March 
2012, were submitted on compact disc and the Internet using Macintosh versions of Adobe InDesign CS5 
and Microsoft Word 2008. Photographs were edited using Adobe Photoshop. Graphics were created 
with Adobe InDesign CS5. Tammy Bailey served as the publishing representative and Pam Ringold as the 
account executive. 


Amanda Caskey, Bryce Praught and Sarah Lockwood developed the theme: Evolve. Julia Cramer, Nora 
Bollinger, Grant Beck and Ronald Stewart were also involved in brainstorming and selecting the theme. 


Designed by Bryce Praught in collaboration with Sarah Lockwood, the process color lithocote cover has a 
satin lamination and a Morocco Small grain application. The endsheets were printed with ink on one side, 
including full-bleed on all sides. Endsheet paper stock is 65-pound cover weight and the content paper is 
"lOO-pound dull enamel. 


Sarah Lockwood designed dividers and title pages. Bryce Praught designed feature pages and academic 
and sports dividers. A staff of seven designers helped design the student life features, academics and 
varsity sports sections. Bryce Praught and Sarah Lockwood edited their creations. All section design, layout 
and typography were developed and finalized by Bryce Praught and Sarah Lockwood. 


The 2012 Bluestone used the Nuetra Text font family. Most text, including body copy and captions is Nuetra 
Text Book. Copy is 8 point with 12-point leading while captions are 7 point and 8.4-point leading. Various 
other styles, including Demi Alt, Bold, Light, Light Italic, Book SC Italic and Bold SC Italic, were used in 
attributions and sidebar titles. 


Unless otherwise noted, all photographs were taken by The Bluestone staff and contributing 
photographers. Portraits in the academics section were taken by Candid Color Photography of 
Woodbridge, Va. Group photographs in the organizations section were taken in collaboration by Ronald 
Stewart, photography editor, and members of the photography staff. Sports Media Relations provided all 
athletic photos, unless otherwise noted. All digital photos were taken on a Nikon D7000, Nikon D90, Nikon 
D80, Cannon 7D and Cannon Tli. 


The featured groups purchased pages within the organizations section. All university-recognized 
organizations were invited to purchase coverage through direct e-mailing, informational e-mails and through 
updates on The Bluestone's Facebook page and Twitter account. 


Editorial content does not necessarily reflect the views of the university. The editor-in-chief accepts 
responsibility for all content in the book. 


The Bluestone is located in Roop Hall, room G6. The staff can be contacted at MSC 3522, 800 S. Main St., 
Harrisonburg, Va. 22807 and at (540) 568-6541. The e-mail address and the 
website is The Twitter account is @JMU.BIuestone and the Facebook 
page is The Bluestone Yearbook. 

336 Colophon 



Our Families 

The Caskey family 
The Praught family 
The Lockwood family 
The Bollinger family 
The Stewart family 
The Beck family 
The Cramer family 

Balfour Publishing Company 

Tammy Bailey 
Pam Ringold 
Technical Support 

Candid Color Photography 

Kurt Araujo 
Russ Reed 

Photography Seryices 

Sports Media Relations 
University Photography Services 
CISAT Creative Services 

University Staffs and Offices 

Accounts Payable 

Events and Conferences 

Facilities Management 

Financial Aid and Scholarships 

JMU Helpdesk 

JMU Police 

Mail Services 

Office of the Registrar 

Procurement Services 

Recycling Staff 

Roop Hall Housekeeping 

Office of Student Activities and Involvement 

University Unions 

University Faculty & Administration 

President Linwood H. Rose 
University Media Board 
Kristi Shackelford 

University Organization 

University Program Board 

Closing zzi 



Abet Natalie 308, 309 

Abt, Kelly 306 

Acton, Kaitlin 226 

Adams, Alyssa 30 

Adams, Ashley 296 

Adams, Chelsea 251 

Aducci, Katrina 302 

Agamy, Deena 74, 75, 94, 116, 135, 

187, 194, 195, 221, 335 

Agtuca, Michelle 250 

Ahart, Haylie 217 

Ahmed, Mavra 334 

Aiken, Hannah 217 

Akbar, Aqeel 89 

Alam, Rahath 246 

Alberico, Ralph A 211 

Albert, Jacob 270 

Albert, Jessica 271 

Alberter, Katherine 251 

Albright, Kevin 312 

Alexander, Kristin 22 

Alexander, Mackenzie 217 

Alexander, Riley 217 

Alger, Jonathan R 206 

Allaband, Dana 296, 297 

Allard, Shelby 218 

Allen, Heather. 36, 54, 57, 108, 

135, 220, 246, 278, 302, 174, 188, 

221, 335 

Allen, Jocelyn 146 

Allen, Michael 299 

Allen, Rachel 117 

Alley, Austin 249 

Almeida, Chelsea 248, 249 

Alper, Brittany 258 

Alpha Kappa Delta Phi 250 

Alpha Phi 218 

Alpha Phi Omega 252 

Alapha Sigma Alpha 216 

Alternative Day Trip 80 

Alva, Liz 58 

Alvarado-Castle, Nathan 64 

Amaya, Eloisa 253 

Ambrose, Courtney 141 

Amerena, Charles 132, 133 

Amerena, James 132, 133 

American Medical Student 

Association 253 

Ames, Bethany 230 

Amott, Kindra 272 

Ancarrow, Casey 282, 283 

Anderson, Jared Scott 22 

Anderson, Jordan 298 

Anderson, Laura 244 

Anderson, Steve 152, 153 

Anderson, Tanica 315 

Anderson-Golhor, Yolie 306, 307 

Andresakes, Molly 86 

Andrews, Edwin 240, 241 

Andriescu, Ruxandra 286 

Anise, Megan 244 

Anonas, Aileen 254 

Antetomaso, Christie 244 

Anthony, Jelesa 271 

Apel, Diana 282, 283 

Araujo, Kurt 337 

Arbaiza, Marly 252 

Arecchi, Kate 129 

Armstrong, Elizabeth 179 

Ashworth, Bethany 296, 297 

Ashworth, Jenna 226 

Asian Student Union 108, 254 

Assefa, Menbere 108 

Astley, Samuel 265 

Asuncion, Irene 250 

Atar, Danielle 249 

Athey, Monica 43 

Atienza, Stephanie 89 

Atienza, Tiffany 89 

Attanasio, Alyssa 243 

Austin, Claire 32, 33, 98, 267 

Avara, Victoria 162, 163 

Averill, Anna 244 

Axis Dance Company 124, 125 

Ayers, Zachary 312 

Ault, Amanda 258 

Azzouz, Brittany 243 


Baggesen, Morgan 249 

Bagsic, Edward 98 

Bailey, Brittany 254 

Bailey, Jessica 255 

Bailey, Tammy 337 

Bailey, Taylor 296 

Baker, Allyson 218 

Baker, Caitlin 233 

Baker, Kathleen 258 

Bakum, Lindsay 243 

Bala be r, Evan 239 

Balboni, Lauren 217 

Ballentine, Brittany 244 

Balzo, Julianne 292 

Banawoe, Debi 172 

Band, Melissa 241 

Bandits & Beggers 18 

Bandy, Nicole 243 

Banting, Aimee 258 

Barbour, Kaitlyn 280 

Barden, Jonathan 304, 305 

Barela, Kathryn 98, 102 

Barkley, Crystal 217 

Barndt, Jessica 306, 307 

Barnes, Megan 294, 288 

Barra, Angela 217 

Baseball 278 

Bastidas, Adam 304 

Battaglini, Jessica 243 

Bauer, Lindsey 249 

Baukin, Anna 93 

Baxter, Alexandra 251 

Bean, Meredith 243 

Beck, Grant 33, 52, 76, 108, 109, 

146, 196, 216, 220, 221 

Becker, Brittney 258 

Bedini, Amanda 226 

Beggs, Andrew 223 

Beitel, Kathryn 243 

Belcher, T'Airra 228, 229 

Belcourt, Christopher 105 

Bell, Grant 146 

Belote, Blair 243 

Benson, A. Jerry 209, 210 

Benson, Tara 296 

Benusa, Elise 8l 

Berdini, Victoria 94 

Beresin, Noah 52 

Berg, Hannah 292 

Bergamotto, Jennifer 162, 163 

Bergman, Jessica 249 

Berman, Caslin 217 

Bernarducci, Kristen 233 

Berquist, Eryn 226 

Berry, Rachel 226 

Bertinetti, Dyana 264 

Betancourt, Holly 116, 117 

Beverly, Cheri 163 

Becon, Katie 258 

Beyer, Grace 258 

Beyer, Natalie 217 

Bialkowski, Brooke 244 

Bianchi, Maria 127, 129 

Bibb, Morgan 91, 257 

Bien, Haley 217 

Bien, Kelly 217 

Bieszczad, Sarah 296 

Big Brothers Big Sisters HO 

Bigman, Grant 246 

Biking 84 

Billett, Spencer 252 

Biondi, Emily 283 

Biraghi, Hayley 94 

Bird, Patrice 70, 71 

Bishop, Katherine 198 

Bixby-Eberhardt, Elisabeth.... 218, 219 

Black Student Alliance 255 

Blackfriars Playhouse 102 

Blackwell, Kaylin 249 

Bladel, John 278, 279 

Blades, Laura 257 

Blair, Kaitlyn 258 

Blake, Samantha 249 

Blanco, Monica 244 

Blankenbaker, Sarah 75 

Blevins, Jeffrey 246 

Blomquist, Meredith 243 

Blot, Danielle . 218 

Blumer, Allison 258 

Boag, Robert 152 

Bobbit, Steve 18 

Bollinger, Nora 130, 131, 132, 163, 

208, 221, 285, 308 

Bologna, Nicole 246 

Bonaparte, Lakayla 224 

Bonn, Caroline 217 

Bonsall, Sarah 244 

Booker, Jasmine 224 

Booker, Katherine 199 

Booth, Christopher 146, 148 

Boothe, Stefanee 58 

Bordcosh, Tania 264 

Borny, Timothy 12 

Bosshard, Anna 163 

Botkin, Lori 280 

Bourne, Jeff 35 

Bowman, Alissa 218 

Bowman, Anthony 198, 224 

Boyd, Lauren 163 

Boykins, Kimani 263 

Boyle, Jessica 264 

Bradshaw, Kelsey 186 

Brady, Matt 312 

Brakke, David F 211 

Bramhall, Rachel 226 

Brassell, Grace 233 

Breithmayer, Maggie 244 

Breitner, Jamie 154 

Brewer, Shabril 302 

Bridgeforth Stadium 34 

Briones, Lizzy 308 

338 Index 

Brodin, Taylor 246, 247 

Brooks, Erin 61, 102, 246 

Brooks, Jonathan 99 

Brooks, Kenny 315 

Brooks, Megan 217 

Brooks, Mollie 158 

Brooks, Timothy 187 

Brophy, Annie 283 

Brouiilard, Kristin 256 

Broussard, Lauren 316 

Brown, Allison 251 

Brown, Caitlin 265 

Brown, Christa . 146 

Brown, Conner 279 

Brown, Dennis John 279 

Brown, Dezirae 271 

Brown, Emma 316 

Brown, Jennifer 315 

Brown, Kaitlen 264 

Brown, Katherine 267, 324 

Brown, Madyson 306 

Brown, Tiffany 10 

Browne, Holmes 54 

Brubaker, Alcinda 264 

Brubaker, Laurel 230 

Bruno, Chelsea 24 

Bruno, Lindsay 226 

Bryant, Kathleen 199 

Brzezynski, Devon 217 

Bucher, Stephanie 199, 292 

Buckiewicz, Amy 244 

Buckley, Georgina 223 

Buckley, Jeff 122 

Buerger, Erica 243 

Bui, James 256 

Bulling, Katherine 286, 287 

Bullock, Cedric 304, 305 

Bungarden, William 223 

Burch, Samantha 199 

Burdick, Elizabeth 226 

Burke, Evan 90 

Burkholder, Kirby 315 

Burnell, Halley 217 

Burnham, Ashley 280, 28l 

Burns, Caroline 316 

Burton, Geordan 249 

Buscema, Nicole 258 

Busey, Morgan 249 

Butler, Brent 260 

Butler, Jasmine 280, 281 

Butler, Kyle 168 

Butler, Laura 233 

Butler, Lindsay 264 

Butters, Sarah 244 

Butterworth, Heather .... 136, 192, 248 
Byrne, Erin 241 


Cain, Mallory 217 

Caitlin Papili 308 

Cajigas, Janel 264 

Calabrese, Nicholas 186 

Calhoun, Brea 258 

Calhoun, Justin 19 

Call, Allison..... 158 

Callahan, Mary 217 

Callahan, Meagan 217 

Callaway, Sarah 251 

Camacho, Natalia 62, 63 

Campbell, Jessica 264 

Campbell, Kelsey 66 

Campbell, Meaghan .......172, 251 

Campbell, Sally 267 

Campona, Brittain 249 

Campus Crusade for Christ 66 

Campus Expansion ....54 

Campus Gates 40 

Campus Mail 44 

Canivell, Maria Odette 154,155 

Capital Ale House 112 

Cappuccio, Christina 217 

Caputy, Kelli 217 

Caranzo, Ingrid 250 

Carbaugh, Chelsey 251 

Cardamone, Siena 217 

Cargill, April 217 

Carr, Joanne 210 

Carrier, Ronald 211, 324 

Carroll, Katherine 89 

Cars 72 

Carter, Sarah 23 

Casey Cavanaugh Band 18 

Casey, Sarah 35 

Cash, Erin 315 

Cash, Jack 187 

Cashman, Maureen 218 

Caskey, Amanda 18, 86, 146, 209, 

220, 221 281, 328 

Caskey, Emily 64, 65 

Cassandra, Brittany 234 

Cavalheri, Carina 244 

Center for Multicultural Student 

Services 108, 109 

Centrone, Jaime 43 

Chacko, Susanna. 246, 247 

Chaganti, Sravanti 246 

Chakrian, Cally 282, 283 

Chan, Justine 233 

Chang, Isabel 306 

Chang, Silvie 250 

Charbeneau, Alexandra 316 

Charbonneau, Eliza 146 

Chatham, Andrew 241 

Chaudhry, Rahul 304 

Cheatham, Stephanie 168 

Chenault, Morgan 264 

Cheng, Wendy 254, 256 

Chester, Hillary 86 

Chiddy Bang 52, 53, 82 

Chinese Student Association 256 

Chiu, Jessica 243 

Cho, Ryan 158 

Chowdhury, Tahsin 254 

Chu, Jessica 254, 256 

Chum, Jessica 270 

Chupein, Rachel 306 

Circle K International 257 

CISAT Creative Services 175, 337 

Cisco, Grace 218 

Clark, Kelsey 258 

Clark, Tim 315 

Clarke, Cameron 92, 93 

Clarke, Irvine 211 

Clarke, Nicole 136 

Clarke, Shannon 255, 263 

Clavin, Catherine 280 

Clayton, Amalya 306 

Clayton, Cassidy 280 

Clevenger, Kristen 243 

Clinage, Kaitlyn 258 

Clohan, Michelle 280 

Coates, Elizabeth 80 

Cocco, Michelle 244 

Coffin, Brittany , 217 

Cohen, Jeremy 90 

Cohen, Matthew 90 

Coit, Sara 251 

Cole, Alexandria 251 

Cole, Mitchell 93 

Coleman, Allison 169 

Coleman, Kelsey 217 

Colfelt, Katharine 66 

Colleluori, Vaughn 217 

Collier, Grant 81 

Collins, Emily 168 

Collins, Tiffany 271 

Collis, Jacolyn 246 

Colopy, Rebekah 244 

Colson, DaNae 263 

Combs, Jonathan 67, 72, 73 

Comitz, Elizabeth 172 

Cone, Nicole 244 

Conigliaro, Samantha 264 

Conley 120, 121 

Connell, Jordan 244 

Connely, Rachel 314, 315 

Connolly, Alea 217 

Connolly, Dineen 264 

Connolly, Shannon 292 

Connors, Erin 249 

Conroy, Alexandra 23 

Contemporary Gospel Singers 224 

Cook, Elizabeth 226 

Cook, Gina 243 

Cooper, Danielle 233 

Cooper, Darielle 249 

Cooper, Levi 51 

Copper, Robert ....246 

Corey, Annunciata 172 

Corey, Danielle 306 

Corgans' Publick House 113 

Corneal, Lauren 258 

Corrigan, Jessica 217 

Corser, Jennifer 258 

Cosgrove, Moira 217 

Costa, Kelley 217 

Costello, Andrea 243 

Coughlan, Christina ..216 

Coulier, Dave 60, 61 

Courter, Kate 306 

Covert, Lisa 243 

Cox, Ashlyn 91 

Coyle, Stephanie 258 

Craft, Chet 125 

Craig, Natalie 243 

Cramer, Julia 21, 106, 122, 131, 206, 

207, 220, 221 235, 333 

Crawford, Matt 300 

Crawford, Megan 267 

Creech, Ashley 235 

Cripps, Courtney 251 

Criscuolo, Andrea 316 

Criscuolo, Melissa 316 

Crisman, Lauren 172 

Crites, Joshua 252 

Crowe, Michelle ...217 

Cuddeback, Tim 312 

Culligan, Tom 33 

Cumins, Jacob 199 

Cundiff, Trent 279 

Cunningham, Claire 217 

Cunningham, Jenna 217 

Curtis, Chelsea 199 

Curtis, Daniel 241 

Curtis, Norah 226 

Cutchins, Lindsay 296, 297 

Cutts, Katelyn HO, in 

Cycle Share 84 

Cyr, Elizabeth 217 


Dahn, Alyssa 230 

Daily News-Record 86 

Dalton, Loleeta 255, 271 

Daly, Marlena 253 

Daniels, Gene 304 

Danker, Rebecca 233 

Daorai, Katie 308 

Darkwood Manor 66 

Darlington, Katherine 233 

Dasch, Kristen 258 

Davidson, Alexandra 172 

Davidson, Elisa 306 

Davis, A. J 312 

Davis, Bradford 269 

Davis, Caitlin 39 

Davis, Carleigh 223 

Davis, Christopher 256, 270 

Davis, Jacquelyn 243 

Davis, Liz 226 

Davis, Luke 241 

Dawson, Kathleen 243 

Day Trips 102 

Day, Marisa 217 

Dead Man's Cell Phone 92 

DeCaro, Nancy 258 

Dechiara, Daniel 234 

DeGraba, Rachel 251 

Dehnboste!, Sarah 243 

Delaney, Molly 130 

Delta Delta Delta 258 

Delta Gamma 226 

Delta Sigma Theta 228 

Closing 339 


DeLuca, Alexa 48, 49 

DeLuca, Kathy 48 

DeMasters, Leah 286 

Denecke, Taylor 230 

Denn, Shelby 258 

Dentler, Meg 283 

Descovich, Jordan 246 

Desrosiers, Lauren ...,262 

Destination ImagiNation 178, 179 

DeTorres, Keri 244 

Devine, Daniel 223 

Devlin, Kaitlyn 227 

DeVries, Kerri 243 

Dey, Kaila 249 

Diana, Lisa 217 

Diapoulis, Stacey 258 

DiBenedetto, Kelsey 251 

Dickerson, Russell 89 

Dickey, Jacob 126, 129 

Diehl, Katelyn 113 

Diemert, Rachel 249 

Dill, Lauren 264 

DiLullo, Daniel 304 

DiMaiolo, Megan 117 

Dimasi, Skyler 244 

Dining Services 135 

Diouf, Alioune 312, 313 

Dippold, George 193 

DiRuggiero, Lauren 264 

Distler, Lauren 58 

Division of Administration and 

Finance 208 

Division of Student Affairs & 

University Planning 18, 208 

DJ Yanzee 18 

Dobbins, Jennifer 217 

Dolabany, Sandy 241 

Dolly Sods Monongahela National 

Forest 31 

Dolson, Sarah 241 

Donegan, Shannon 249 

Donnelly, Rachael 252 

Donner, Ida 286 

Dorado, Paulo 254, 256, 270 

Dorman, Abigail 199 

Dorton, Ethan 199 

Doubleday, Chelsea 249 

Dougherty, Autumn 248 

Douglas, Christina 242, 243 

Douglass, Megan 286 

Douillard, Emily 94, 246, 247, 251 

Dow, Melissa 158 

Dowdy, Emma 130, 234 

Dowell, Meghan 91 

Dowell, Sam 312 

Downar, Jackie 296 

Doyle, Kerry 169 

Dozier, Rachel 46 

Dragan, Laurissa 230 

Dragani, Lisa 234 

Drumheller, Sallie 151 

Dubay, Shannon ^.316 

Dudek, Kathryn 226 

Duke Dog 35 

Dunford, Patrick 107 

Dunn, Sarah 249 

Dunn, Suzanne .......................218 

Dunsmore, Morgan 199 

Durfee, Lauren 249 

Durkin, Shane 241 

Dutta, Danielle 226 

DuVal, Catherine 230 

Duvisac, Dora ......169 

Dyche, Jeff 94 

Dyer, Elizabeth-Claire 80 

Dziuba, Daniel 199, 240, 241 

D'Addario 57 


E. A. R.T.H 84 

Eaton, Lauren 168 

Ecker, Brittany 158 

Edwards, Elissa 251 

Edwards, Jace 298 

Edwards, Kendra 217 

Efstathios, Michael 90 

Egan, Molly 243 

Ehart, Phil 57 

Eisenberg, Chelsea 258 

Elam-Geuting, Kelsey 218 

Elduff, John 241 

Ellenberger, Brian 241 

Ellison, Devan 271 

Elmer Fudd ...61 

Emmons, Allison 258 

Engagements and Weddings 74 

Engel, Shannon 217 

England, Hannah 67, 195 

English, Brendan ....241 

English, Kyle 95 

Ennis, Sean ..51 

Epifanio, Danielle 264 

Epley, Peter 172 

Epperson, Justin 304 

Erb, Danielle 308, 309 

Eshleman, Meghan 283 

Estep, Bryan 246 

Etienne, Aaron 304 

Eubanks, Madelyn 217 

Evangelista, Andrew 254, 256 

Evans, Christie 243 

Evans, Rachel 258 

Evans, Taylor 36 

Everett, Sarah 322 

Evoy, Katelyn 251 

Ewing, Morgan 257 

Eyring, Jennifer 223 


Fadullon, Julian 199 

Fagan, Danielle 199 

Fairly, Em manual 292 

Faliskie, Lauren 251 

Fall Comedian ....60 

Fallon, Meredythe 217 

Falterman, Daniel 31 

Family Weekend 48 

Fanelli, Lauren 308 

Farber, Jason 269 

Farmer, Elizabeth 249 

Farmer, Katherine 249 

Farquhar, Lynn 296 

Farrell, Adam 158 

Farrell, Meghan 251 

Farris, Holly 226 

Fashion 90 

Fauber, Hannah 200, 264 

Fay, Emily 243 

Fay, Lindsey 146 

Fazio, Kelly 258 

Fazio, Valerie 217 

Fear Forest 66 

Feldman, Daniel 267 

Fenimore, Alexandra 217 

Feo, Michelle 244 

Ferebee, Audrey 226 

Fern, Bailey 249 

Ferrance, Jacki 1, 288 

Ferrel, Rachel 223 

Fettig, Zach 70, 71 

Feucht, Calla 94, 95 

Fey, James 269 

Fialdini, Kristen 249 

Fields, Shelby 198 

Filkoski, Laura 234 

Finkelstein, Richard 128,129 

192, 193 

Finotti, Christina 66 

Fischer, Nicole 227 

Fisher, Rachel 58 

Fitzmaurice, Catherine 169, 251 

Flanagan, Grace 271 

Fleming, Frank 225, 226 

Flocco, Kathryn ....122 

Flood, Catherine 25 

Flores, Trevon .....312 

Florio, Nicole 251 

Floros, Artemis 257 

Fogarty, Claire...35, 44, 69, 90, 119, 165, 

179, 200, 221, 232, 282, 312, 335 
Fogarty, Margaret 71, 91, 121, 127, 

200, 221, 257, 304 

Foltz, Alex 279 

Forbes Center for the Performing 

Arts 57,92, 93,125,127 

Forbes, Bruce 325 

Forbes, Jeff 300 

Forbes, Lois 325 

Ford, Kelly 226 

Forelich, Erin 21 

Forest, Ellen 306 

Foster, Alyssa 249 

Foster, Victoria 222, 223 

Foundas, Alexandra 146 

Fox, Alyson 103 

Fox, Heather 258 

Frake, Robin 258 

Francis, Kathleen 172 

Francisco, Kiara 229,315 

Frank, Agnieszka .172 

Frank, Michael 241 

Frantz, Jenna 249 

Frazier, Charnice 89 

Frederick, Anthony 223 

Freedman, Marie-Michele .....21 

Freedom House 70 

Freedom Riders 108 

Freeland, Ryan 163 

French, Kathleen 195 

French, Natalie 265 

Freshman Moat Trip 30 

Freshmen Orientation 24, 26, 28 

Freudenheim, Meghan ......217 

Freund, Meredith 243 

Friendly City Food Co-Op 36, 37 

Friesen, Lisa 306 

Frisbie, Kendra 249 

Frolia, Emma 217 

Fry, Kirsten 292 

Fryar, Heather 242, 243 

Frysinger, Steven 176, 177 

Fuctts, Jennifer 244 

Fultz, Troy 107 

Furbank, Lani 266 

Futter, Josh 279 


Gaines, Allison 258 

Galante, Karlyn 244 

Galea, Morgan 249 

Gallo, Angela 230 

Galloway, Danielle 258 

Galofaro, Christina 233 

Gannaway, Devin 230 

Gannon, Jason 304, 305 

Garavel, Paula 32 

Gardner, Janice 200 

Gargula, Mary 316 

Garrett, Kristin 217 

Gatewood, Kelly 147 

Gatling, Yvonne 230 

Gayne, Mary 65 

Geer, Nicholas 84 

Geider, Courtney 129 

Geocaching 86 

George Washington National 

Forest 31 

George, Hannah 296 

Geraghty, Elizabeth 252 

Germain, Kelly 306, 307 

Gettas, Mary 243 

Giba, Stephanie 226 

Gibbs, Rebecca 217 

Gibson, Kristin 135 

Gibson, Russell 269 

340 Index 

Giggetts, Toia 315 

Gilbert, Melanie 226 

Gilbert, Nicole .* 1, 288 

Giles, Julianne 283 

Gill, Jasmine 315 

Gillum, Mary 243 

Gilmore, Alexander 200 

Gilmore, Sinead 36 

Gilsenan, Brendan 82 

Gingher, Susanne 316 

Giovino, Jocelyn 244 

Glenn, Hannah 244 

Glier, Samuel 181 

Goins, Rayshawn 312 

Goitia, Shea 234 

Goldstein, Amy 296 

Gong, Kathryn 257 

Gonzalez, Nicholas 241 

Gonzalez, Teresa . 210 

Gonzalo, Derrick 147 

Goode, Tara 217 

Gooden, Paul 302 

Gooderham, Andrew 296 

Gordon, Lauren 70, 71, 94, 95, 121, 

126, 127, 201, 335 

Gorman, Katie 288, 289, 294 

Goyal, Anika 243 

Graduation 22 

Graham, William 187 

Grant, Mark 246 

Graves, Tyra 243 

Gravina, Marlise 244 

Gray, Kathryn 217 

Gray, Margaret 251 

Gray, Melissa 243 

Graziani, Jenna 243 

Green, Emily 262 

Green, Kristen 288 

Green, Quaneisha 173, 224 

Greenstein, Alexa 244 

Greenstein, Jenna 244 

Greer, Billy 57 

Gregorius, Stacie 217 

Greim, Maureen 244 

Grezcylo, John 292 

Griffin, Averie 2l6 

Griffis, Melissa 2l8 

Grimes, Thomas 62, 63 

Grisham, Ashley 19 

Groben, Bill 304, 305 

Grossman, Kaitlyn 217 

Grube, Katherine 258 

Guan, Emily 254, 270 

Guglielmo, Daniel 69 

Gumersell, Bridget 244 

Gumersell, Megan 243 

Gunderson, Ashleigh 173, 237 

Gunning, Maura 264 

Gutman, Hannah... 179 

Guy, Courtney 258 

Guzman, Derek 184, 185 

Gwathmey, Jazmon 315 


Hagan, Rachel 288 

Haggerty, Molly .....264 

Hahn, Alexandra 233 

Hall, Alyssa 308 

Hall, Roger 92 

Hall, Victoria 234 

Halloween 66 

Halpern, Linda..... 95 

Halpern, Linda Cabe 211 

Hamilton, Stephanie 306 

Hamlin, Elizabeth 257 

Hamlin, Natalie 61, 89, 106 

Hammack, Kaitlyn 334 

Hamrick, Rachel 243 

Ham's Restaurant 107 

Hanchey, Alison 168 

Hannesdottir, Eva 316 

Hansen, Haley 292 

Hansen, Preston 236, 237 

Hareza, Jack 241 

Harman, Katie 1, 2, 288 

Harmon, Emily 243 

Harper, Donna 206, 207 

Harrington, Griffin... 42, 43 

Harris, Brooke 2l8 

Harrison, Mary 217 

Harrison, Nicholas 292 

Harrison, Thomas 269 

Harrisonburg Department of Public 

Transportation 39, 40 

Harry Potter 46 

Hart, Audrey 244 

Hart, MaryRuth 18 

Harvey, Alexis 244 

Hawkins, Tiffany 147 

Hayes, Allison 243 

Hayes, Gillian 226 

Hayes, Hannah... 43, 75, 148, 194, 238, 

292, 335 

Hayes, Hillary 66, 251 

Hayes, Sarah 226 

Haynes, Ian 279 

Hayth, Mary Katherine 258 

Healey, Ian . 241 

Heede, Connor 187 

Heise, Lisa 121 

Heisler, Mandy 218 

Helfrich, Kimberly 316 

Helm, Katharine 217 

Helock, Melissa 316, 317 

Hendricks, Anjelica 147 

Hendrix, Abby 282, 283 

Hennessy, Anna 57 

Henning, Erin 26 

Henry, Ashleigh 226 

Henry, Macy 244 

Hensley, Jantzen 147 

Herb, Courtney 246 

Herbek, David 278, 279 

Herbert, Jessica 217 

Herrera, Carolina 217 

Herrick, James 189 

Herring, Lauren .252 

Hestmark, Shea 264 

Heyman, Susan ....306 

Hibson, Katherine 132, 133 

Hibson, Kyle 132 

Hibson, Sara 132 

Hill, Brittany 255 

Hines, Madeleine 44 

Hinton, Megan 44, 45 

Hirschhorn, Julie 58, 61, 80, 114, 117, 

198, 219, 221, 246, 315, 335 

Hirtz, Kathleen 82 

Hislop, Tarik 314, 315 

Hitchens, Anthony 312, 313 

Hodges, John 86 

Hoehn, Fiona 226 

Hoffmaster, Molly 258 

Hoffmeister, Kassandra 266 

Hokanson, Shelly 148, 149 

Holbrook, Kaitlin 243, 266 

Holder, Lauren 246 

Holguin, Stephany 43 

Holland, Samantha 316 

Hollands, Sara 21 

Hollern, Emily 217 

Hollern, Sean 241 

Holljes, Phillip 292 

Holman, Emily 316 

Holmes, Kathryn 186 

Holmes, Mark ....306 

Holmgaard, Kelsey. 316 

Holzhauer, Lisa 283 

Homecoming 42 

Hong, Jie 160 

Honors Program Student Board ..259 

Hood, Enoch 312 

Hooper, Aimee 316 

Hore, Esha 251 

Hostetter, Daniel 52 

Hotz, Kristen 258 

Hourigan, Ryan 90 

Hovey, Brenna 227 

Howard, Ashley 258 

Howard, Jenna 217 

Howell, Alyssa 218 

Howell, Heather 257 

Howell, Troy 200 

Howerton, Michael 279 

Hubbard, Elizabeth 23 

Hubble, Andrew 96, 97 

Huff, Taylor 217 

Huffine, Suzanne 243 

Hughes, Danielle 244 

Hughes, Jaime 147 

Hunt, Emily 58 

Hurley, Brianne 244 

Hutchinson, Eric 18 

Hwang, Anthony 254, 256 

Hwang, Erica 254, 256, 270 

Hwang, Jane 348 

Hyland, Katie 306 

Information Seeking Skills Test 198 

Inkrote, Alicia 135 

Inner Child 58 

Innes, Patrick 304, 305 

Inter-Cultural Greek Council 260 

International Students 62 

Into Hymn 230 

Invisible Children .......22 

Iszard, Nikita 270 

Ivey, Kathryn 169 


Jacks, Brittney 243 

Jackson, Jackarie 299 

Jackson, Martine 271 

Jackson, Melissa 226 

Jacob, Amanda 234 

Jacobs, Bryan 246 

Jacobsen, Haley ...308 

Jacoutot, Joseph 160 

Jansen, Stephanie 226 

Jauer, Sabrina 217 

Jeans, Brittany .....280 

Jedlicka, Joseph 246 

Jeffrey, David K 211 

Jenison, Lauren 217 

Jenkins, Amanda 95, 181 

Jenkins, Angela .263 

Jenkins, Donald 234 

Jewell, Matthew 84, 85 

JMU College Democrats 136 

JMU College Republicans 136 

JMU Photography Services .207 

Jochem, Sarah 288 

Johannesen, Eve 243 

Johansen, Laura 61, 200 

Johanson, Kelly 316 

Johnson, Alexa 251, 268 

Johnson, Allyson 217 

Johnson, Ashley 271 

Johnson, Elizabeth 184, 185 

Johnson, Haley 280 

Johnson, Jack 123 

Johnson, Kevin 91 

Johnson, Leslie 50 

Johnson, Morgan 316 

Johnson, Natalie 217 

Johnson, Pamela 126, 127 

Johnston, Bobby 306 

Johnston, Brenna 288 

Jonas, Kelsey 80 

Jones, Briana 315 

Jones, Madison 217 

Jones, Maribeth 243 

Jones, Marion-Margaret 251 

Closing 341 


Jones, Mary Claire 223 

Jones, Paul 223 

Jones, Sarah 249, 292 

Jonock, Melisa 103 

Jordan, Bonnie 218 

Josey, Maggie 13O 

Jotso, Nicole 316, 317 

Judo!, David 160 

Jusell, Alex 82 

Justis, Christopher 136 


Kaeberle, Betsy , 268 

Kalafsky, Christina 244 

Kalavritinos, Ashley 200 

Kammermann, Colby 246 

Kane, Taylor 316 

Kang, Jindong 186 

Kansas 56, 57 

Kapnick, Michael 241 

Kappa Alpha Psi 261 

Kappa Alpha Theta 232 

Kappa Pi 234 

Karasinski, John 84 

Karnes, Samantha 173 

Kastner, Daniel 165 

Katz, Ruby 244 

Kauffman, Sarah 251 

Kaufman, Rachael 243 

Kaufmann, Kristen 173 

Kaylor, Brian 65 

Ke, Yi Hsuan 234 

Kearney, Erin 243 

Kearney, Nathaniel 224 

Keatts, Nicholas 292, 293, 348 

Keck, Emily 217 

Keegan, Rebecca 92 

Keenan and Kel 58 

Keffer, Cory 252 

Keimig, Madeline 264 

Kelley, Danielle 160 

Kelly, Corinne 249 

Kendle, Logan 181 

Kendrick, Kaitlyn 243 

Kern, Westley 40 

Kerns, Megan.... 251 

Khalifa, Wiz 20 

Kibiloski, Justin 257 

Kidd, Chelsea 262 

Kids Klub 236 

Kilien, Ragan 217 

Kilmon, Ryan 279 

Kim, Daniel 46,47 

Kim, Seong Ju 119 

Kimberly, Tori 51 

Kimener, Ashley 283 

King, Charles 208, 210 

King, Matthew 284, 285 

Kinsella, Brittany 91 

Kipp, Meredith 24 

Kiraly, Ryan 68, 69 

Kirby, Joanna 244, 245 

Kirby, Ross 154 

Kirshner, Samantha 246 

Kirton, Chelsea 200 

Kiser, Madison 217 

Klaes-Bawcombe, Shelley 283 

Klarman, Jillian 21 

Klein, Matthew 114, 246, 247, 267 

Kline, Jullian 200 

Klotz, Caitlyn 258 

Klumpp, Anna 280 

Knauf, Kathleen 217 

Kneemiller, Sarah 217 

Knetemann, John 122, 123 

Knight, Haley 243 

Knight, Jennifer 72, 73 

Knight, Trevor 279 

Knott, Cynthia 258 

Koch, Caleb 58 

Koch, Tucker 300 

Kohanik, Megan 251 

Kohlhorst, Erin 230 

Kohman, Kathleen 249 

Kohnstam, Deanna 248 

Kohr, Amanda 92, 93 

Kollegger, Kyle .......252 

Konecnik, Sarah 259 

Konishi, Alisa 283 

Koransky, Sarah 243 

Kossefis, Nicole , 217 

Kowalewski, Cas 84 

Kowalski, Caroline, 243 

Kozlowski, Robert , 241 

Kraft, Erin 217 

Kraus, Margaret 217 

Kreger, Lindsey 334 

Kreiling, Jaymie 243 

Kril, Jean-Pierre 241 

Kruczkowski, Michael 130 

Kuhn, Jessica 242, 243 

Kukoff, Andrea 252 

Kurland, Hilary 99 

Kuster, Tom 306 

Kyle, Jocelyn 264 


Lader, Madison 218 

Lagonigro, Allison 40 

Lajoie, Edward 104 

Lalaa, Mimi 244 

Lambert, Haley.....22, 50, 62, 66, Si, 89, 

95, 152, 200, 201, 221, 222, 236, 316, 


Lambourne, Kylie 227 

Lancaster, Joshua 241 

Landers, Jennifer 244 

Landes, Kathleen 200, 202 

Landry, Kristen 288 

Lane, Ariel 282, 283 

Langridge, Nick 33, 206, 207 

Langrock, Jennifer 236, 237 

Langston, Brittni 224 

Langston, Douglas 279 

Langton, Kelsey 288 

Lantzy, Abby 202 

LaPrade, Casey 217 

Larkin, Kara 237 

LaRosa, Michele 262 

LaRue, Betsy 189 

Lascara, Virginia 217 

Laskey, Megan 252 

Lass, Joseph 92 

Latimer, Britanie 202 

Latino Student Alliance 108 

Laubach, Elizabeth 243 

Lauer, Katrina 92 

Lauffer, Brianna 268 

Laukaitis, Kathryn 217 

Lauri, Natalie 262 

Lauyer, April 264 

Lazas, Matthew 21 

Le, My-Anh 264 

Leadership in Energy and 

Environmental Design 54 

Leahong, Kristina 264 

Leake, Bianca 255 

Leary, Heather 242 

Leary, Morgan 268 

LedDuke, Tyler 246 

LeDuc, Sara 257 

Ledwell, Kimberly 243 

Ledwith, Julia 258 

Lee, Rachel 217 

Leeper, Rich 300 

Leete, Caitlin 292 

Legaspi, Maria , 63, 302 

Leggett, Brianna 226 

Leigh, Miranda 66 

Leizear, Amanda 226 

Lentz, Katherine 226 

Leon, Mollie 306 

Leverett, Logan 252 

Levis, Alyssa 217 

Lewis, Megan 113 

Liang, Wendy 244 

Lights in the Fog 18 

Lilja, David 241 

Lim, Zuleika 147 

Linder, Fletcher 154 

Linke, Kelsey 258 

Linn, Reid J 211 

Linnertz, Katie 283 

Liou, Christina 258 

Lipari, Valerie 244 

Lippman, Rebecca 258 

Lisanby, Charles A 327 

Lisanby, Gladys 327 

Little, Anthony 194, 195 

Littlefield, Kelsey 306 

Livingston, Cara 218 

Lloyd, Meghan 258 

Lloyd-Williams, Melissa 217 

Lobdell, Jaqueline 264 

Loblein, Chelsea 249 

Lockwood, Josh 47 

Lockwood, Sarah....28, 31, 46, 92, 94, 

181, 184, 188, 189, 208, 220, 221, 

266, 286, 298, 306, 329 

Lodge, Forrest 90 

Lofton, Sam 306 

Logan, Billy 279 

Logsdon, Amber 26 

Lohr, Ethan 269 

Lomady, Mary Kate 282, 283 

LoManto, Ellen 244 

Lombardo, David . 306 

Long, Matthew 136, 137, 147 

Longmire, Patricia 257 

Lopez, Catherine 248, 249 

Lopresti, Erin 288 

Lord, Alexandra 217 

Lott, Jamie 288 

Lott, JaQuonna 288 

Lovell, Sharon.. .210 

Loverde, Angelina 38 

Love ring, Drew 308 

Low Key 42 

Lowden, Allison .226 

Lowery, Jake 278, 279 

Lowman, Jessica 218 

Loy, Kelsey 138 

Lucas, Antoinette 296 

Lucas-Fitzpatrick, Emily 252 

Lucca, Kathryn 262 

Luck, Sarah 243 

Luethke, Andrew 246, 247 

Lukhard, Sarah 217 

Lukow, Zeke 43 

Lupino, Kouryn 244 

Lynch, Emily 264 

Lynch, Kelly 24, 258 

Lynch, Olivia 264 

Lyons, Julia....28, 29, 41, 62, 63, HO, 118, 

119, 123, 154, 168, 169, 175, 221, 240, 

241, 335 

Lyons, Stephanie 258 


Macdonald, Kelly 258 

MacDonald, Kelsey 283 

MacDonald, Meaghan ....104, 221, 223, 
240, 242, 300 

Mackie, Calvin lo8, 109 

MacLeish, Maggie 226 

Macur, Sarah 258 

Mad Rush 327 

Mad4U 122, 238 

Maddaloni, Amanda 258 

Maddox, Morgan 308 

Madipalooza 18 

342 Index 

Madison Investment Fund 240 

Madison Liberty 136 

Madison Orientation Adventure Trips 

Magboo, Lisl 258 

Maggio, Amanda 198 

Maggio, Nicholaus 246 

Maguire, Kelly 308 

Mahoney, Erin .... 252 

Maira, Lauren .....292 

Majeski, Amy 217 

Mak, Ginger 302, 303 

Malerba, Maria 286 

Maley, Erin 258 

Malinchak, Lindsay 258 

Malinowski, Amy 258 

Malinske, Sara Jo 267 

Mallak, Lindsay 233 

Malley, Elizabeth 251 

Mamo, Selamawit 263 

Mamun, Abdullah 253, 254 

Manch, William 266 

Mancini, Erin 21, 252 

Mann, Kasey 257 

Mannanno, Andrew 162, 163 

Manning, Caitlen 280 

Manrau, Karel 304 

Mansfield, Casey 280 

Mansion on the Moon... 21 

Marable, Shenika 271 

March, Whitney 85 

Marching Royal Dukes 28 

Marcus, Philip 261 

Margulies, Melissa 258 

Mannacci, Ashley 251 

Marks, Arman ...312, 313 

Martin Luther King Jr. Week 108 

Martin, Carrie 18 

Martin, Lauren 249 

Martin, Lindsey 218 

Martinez, David Medina 81 

Mason, Mary Ann 252 

Masroor, Nadia 246 

Massaroni, Patrick 312 

Massie, Emma 249 

Mathers, Catherine 257 

Mathews, Amanda 283 

Matson, Courtney 251 

Mattern, Hope 258 

Matthews, Kimberly 217 

Matthews, Mickey 298 

Maurer, Jeff 61 

Mauro, Nicole 262 

Mausteller, Kathryn 348 

May, Adrena 255, 288 

May, Levi 154 

Mayer, Scott 279 

Mazza, Jaclyn 244 

McAlpine, Aubrie 288, 289 

McCamey, Kelsey 246 

McCarley, Greg 147 

McCarty, Mary Katherine 257 

McCashin, Robert 57 

McCloud, Robert 187 

McClure, Jon 306 

McClure, Kathryn 244 

McConnel, Jim 18 

McCulloch, Nicole 257 

McDonald, Maria 2, 288 

McDonald, Marissa 288, 289 

McDonald, Tekeya 224, 225 

McFarland, Joe 279 

McFarland, Tyler 279 

Mcgarry, Benjamin 163 

McGraw, Laura 202 

McHugh, Caitlin 282, 283 

Mclnturff, Patrick 279 

McKeever, Meaghan 244 

McKinley, Caroline 264 

McLaughlin, Christian 304 

McLouth, Rebecca 283 

McMahon, Sean 99 

McMillan, Andrew 240, 241 

McMullen, Daveon 255 

McNally, Scott 81 

McPherson, Olivia 280 

McVicker, Katherine 89 

Meador, Nicole 258 

Meadows, Barbara 44 

Mebrahtu, Mahlet 260 

Mecke, Sarah 244 

Medrano, Pauline 226 

Mees, Lisa 32, 48, 64, 221, 225, 226, 

249, 335 

Melina, Meghan 258 

Mello, Sarah 59 

Mellon, Patrick 269 

Mendieta, Catalina 316 

Mendizabal, Morales 104 

Menghetti, Sarah 283 

Mento, Daniel 269 

Menzie, Katie 306 

Mercadante, Kelsey 90 

Merdich, Chelsea 252 

Mermer, Samantha 251 

Merritt, Matthew 30, 31, 267 

Merullo, Nicholas 279 

Mervine, Kim 50 

Messiah, Trey 304 

Metroka, Mara 218 

Mey, Amanda 230 

Meyer, Sydney 251 

Meyers, Emily 136 

Meza-Fidalgo, Joshua 269 

Mezzetti, Marina 258 

Micallzzi, Maria 244 

Michaelson, Ingrid 106, 107 

Middleton, Jason 279 

Miles, Katrina 226 

Milic, Jovan 284, 285 

Millen, James 312 

Miller, Allison 244 

Miller, Haley 306 

Miller, Keith 265 

Miller, Lana 264 

Miller, Mac 21 

Miller, Morgan 243, 246 

Miller-Corso, Suzanne 168 

Miner, Natasha 249 

Minutillo, Nicolette 216 

Mirenda, Elisabeth 217 

Misuria, Alana 292 

Mitchell, Alexandra 258 

Mitchum, Jamel 24 

Mitchum, Jarvis 114 

Mobley, Molly 264 

Moellers, Cassidy 243 

Mogavero, Gina 246 

Mohajer, Ranna 159 

Mohindroo, Chelsea 217 

Moncure-Wine, Catherine 217 

Monk, Jenifer 288 

Montana, Randy 82, 88, 89 

Montano, Victoria 217 

Monteith, Patrick 104 

Montgomery, Sarah 40, 173 

Montpelier Hall 130 

Moody, Jacqueline 80, 81 

Moomaw, Mason 119 

Mooney, Frankie 258 

Moore, Chernon 263 

Moore, Devon 312 

Moore, James 150, 223 

Moore, Jordan 267 

Moore, Kelly 292 

Moore, Lowell 249 

Moore, Sean 241 

Moran, Mollie 61 

Moran, Thomas 125 

Morasco, Jennifer 251 

Mordhorst, Erin 243 

Morelisse, Femke 258 

Morgan, Sean 226 

Mori, Mitchell 160 

Morin, Rachael 217 

Morris, Ciarra 288 

Morris, Jessica 114, 246 

Morris, Michael 119 

Morris, William 239 

Morrison, Addy 316 

Morrison, Laura 226 

Morse, Caroline 246 

Mortazavi, Reza 253 

Moser, Jo-Elle 258 

Mosholi, Lerato 103 

Moss, Christianna 288 

Mossadegiti, Donya 217 

Mosser, Jacob 246 

Moulin, Bertrand 284 

Movember 96 

Moving Planet 81 

Mozingo, Chad 300, 301 

Mullen, Emily 91 

Munoz, Michael 24 

Munson, David 279 

Murphy, Kathleen 246 

Murtha, Alison 173 

Muscatelli, Angelica 302 

MyMadison 98 

Myron, Rebecca 258 


Nagel, Robert 187 

Nally, Ariel 217 

Napier, Amilie 173 

Napoli, Alexandra 283 

Napping on Campus 94 

Naquin, Theresa 306, 307 

Nashwinter, Krista 21 

Neal, Alexander 127, 128, 129 

Neimanis, Brenna 89 

Nejako, Frances 92, 93 

Nelson, Jennifer 243 

Neville, Chris 292 

New Restaurants 112 

New Technology 104 

Newcity, Colin 304 

Newman, Nikki 315 

Nget, Dara 270 

Nguyen, Amber 270 

Nguyen, Ha 270 

Nguyen, Lindsay 243 

Nguyen, Loan 270 

Nguyen, Michelle 286, 287 

Nguyen, Timothy 269 

Nguyen, Trami 270 

Nicely, Elizabeth 230 

Nichols, Jonathan 202 

Nijjar, Balrahj 239 

Nikolic, Aneta 257 

Nimitz, Kristin 286 

Nirschl, Kate 249 

Nissinen, Tommi 284, 285 

Nixon, Blake 243 

Njuki, Nick 304 

No Shave November 96 

Nobels, Ysaline 296 

Nobles, Stacey 288 

Nobles, Stacy 2 

Noftsinger, John 21 0 

Norman, Samantha 264 

Norman, William Van 65 

Noronha, Megan 264 

Nottingham, Carlisle 258 

Novick, Jenna 251 

Nugent, Elisabeth 217 

Nunziato, Heather 218 


O'Connor, Tamaren 150 

O'Regan, Sean.... 315 

Oates, Edward 75 

Obeng, Michael 261 

Occupy Together 64 

Ochinero, Carly 230, 231 

Oe, Bibiana 254 

Off The Record 82 

Office of Academic Affairs 209 

Office of Residence Life... 24, 54, 76, 

Office of Student Activities & 

Involvement 272 

Ogundipe, Adebayo 187 

Okafor, Kimberly 253 

Closing Z4Z 


Olson, Renee 202 

Open Mic Night 122 

Ortiz, Devin 43 

Ortiz, Kris 74, 75 

Ostendorf, Ashley 264 

Ostergren, Kelsey 40, 99 

Outdoor Action Clubs 84 

Outhous, Laura 292 

Owens, Grace 28 

Owen, Zachary 348 

O'Brien, Dana 306 

O'Connor, Kelsey 292 

O'Driscoll, Rob 312 

O'Keefe, Bridget 249 

O'Neil, Erin 292 

OToole, Matt 266 


Pa, Andrew 292 

Pacer, Jamie 243 

Padgett, Rachael 243 

Paige, Stefani 292 

Palmer, Elisabeth 226 

Palmucci, Jacqueline 286, 287 

Palumb, Rachel 296 

Palumbo, Rachael 150 

Palumbo, Rachel 251 

Park, Eun 189 

Park, Hyong Kyu 123 

Parker, Alison 218, 223 

Parker, Mark 154 

Parker, Melanie 150 

Parker, Melissa 218 

Parkour 68 

Parrales, Ashley 113 

Parravani, Jenny 251 

Part, Allison 258 

Partin, Michael 253 

Pate, Kinsey 286, 287 

Patel, Devin 162, 163 

Patterson, Caitlin 234 

Patterson, Rebecca 243 

Patti, Carissa 244 

Paulini, Olivia 249 

Paulson, Leah * 217 

Pavich, Sara 258 

Pay I or, Kelsey 51 

Payne, Carrie 288 

Payne, Kayla 150 

Peay, Melissa 96 

Peck, Kelsey 258 

Pecka, Cecelia 230 

Peckins, Brooke 151 

Pelais, Ryan 102 

Pellack, Christine 257 

Pellack, Stephanie 257 

Pellegrino, Nicole 244 

Pelto, Emily 202 

Pennington, Kenya 246 

Peppel, Douglas 241 

Per, Matthew 241 

Perez-Rosas, Mayra 160 

Perlin, Abby 253 

Perrotta, Leah 283 

Perruzza, Paul 265 

Perry, Chelisse Danielle 103 

Perry, Lauren 195 

Pesta, Lauren 252 

Pet Peeves 50 

Peter, Lacey 292 

Peterman, Emily 44 

Peterson, Kaitlin 217 

Peterson, Kathryn 251 

Petri, Rachel 251 

Pettis, Alicia 246 

Peyton, Kelsey 218 

Phelps, Emily 226 

Phi Mu 242 

Phillips, Bill 312 

Phillips, Jessica 292 

Phillips, Kelsey 233 

Phillips, Lauren 95 

Picard, Alexandra 217 

Pickman, Christina. 250 

Pierce, Christian 312 

Pierson, Carolyn 258 

Pierz, Jennifer 187 245, 296 

Pietrucha, Victoria 233 

Pigninelli, Anthony 150 

Pikus, Stephanie 308 

Pillow, Corbin 265 

Pilson, Margaret 243 

Pinkleton, Caila 258 

Piotrowicz, Megan 282, 283 

Piotrowski, Matthew 173 

Pittman, Dudley 202 

Pittman, Keynan 312 

Pitts, Mary 202 

Pizzadili, Giovanna 242, 243 

Pizza rro, Jeno 159 

Place, Blake 31 

Poff, Kaitlyn 316 

Poggiali, Laurie 217 

Polglase, Geoffrey 35 

Pomatto, Christine 223 

Pool, Ryan ..284, 285 

Poole, Laren 22 

Poore, Gabby 288 

Porter, Rachael 224 

Posey, Bill 28 

Post, Samuel 202 

Potter, Abigail 217 

Poveda-Moreno, Esther 65 

Powell, Lizzy 288 

Powers, Julia 32, 33, 50, 51 

Price, Morgan 288 

Primus and Buckethead 102 

Prince, Kemar 304 

Privette, Lauren 288 

Proctor, Lauren 292 

Propst, Jo Ann 239 

Pryor, LaTisha 288 

Pugsley, Caitlyn 226 

Quidditch 46 

Quigley, Erin 154 

Quinn, Emily 218 

Quinn, McKenzie 246 

Quint, Christina 226 


Rader-Bell, Carson 268 

Ragsdale, David 57 

Railing, Courtney 218 

Raines, Anna . 218 

Rakus, Mariel 252 

Ramirez, Elizabeth 246 

Ramsey, Paige 234 

Randazzo, Jordan 217 

Rano, Shannon .....306 

Rao, David 161 

Rastogi, Pooja 249 

Ray, Amy 151 

Raymond, Megan 22 

Rayner, Sarah 217 

Real, John 70, 71 

Redabaugh, Matthew 122, 238, 239 

Redfern, Ryan 66 

Reed, Russ 337 

Reedy, Jessica 173 

Registration 98 

Reilly, Kevin 312 

Reilly, Molly 218 

Reiner, Annie 288 

Reiske, Eric 279 

Rera, Ashleigh 262 

Reverb 21 

Reynisson, Otto 304 

Rhoads, Emily 283 

Rhodes, Christen 179 

Rhodes, Susanne 218 

Rice, Margaret 131 

Richardson, Alyssa 161 

Richardson, Daniel 259 

Richardson, Kristi 308 

Ricketti, John 304 

Ridley, Sondra 127 

Riemer, Troy 82 

Riggleman, Drew 188 

Rikkers, Scott 28 

Riley, Anthony 269 

Rimkus, Samantha . 103 

Ring, Alexis 244 

Ringold, Pam 337 

Rivkin, David 90 

Robbins, Hana :226 

Roberts, Kathryn 249 

Roberts, Summer 249 

Robinson, Melissa 50 

Robinson, Shelby 283 

Robison, Lauren 280 

Rodriguez, Dominique 226 

Roelofse, Sherilyn 103 

Rogers, Aaron 102 

Roguski, Amy 283 

Rohlk, Andrew 106, 107 

Rojanavongse, Ashleigh 250 

Rojural, Jiraporn 254 

Rolfe, Zachary 151 

Rooney, Julie 201 

Rooney, Katherine 58 

Rose, Emily 264 

Rose, Julia 217 

Rose, Linwood H....7, 22, 33, 108, 109, 
174, 206, 207, 247, 323, 324, 337 

Rosen, Blair 292 

Ross, Crystal 315 

Rossi, Kel 292 

Roth, Megan 218 

Rottini, Stefanie 243 

Rounbehler, Gabrielle 243 

Route 11 Chip Factory 100 

Rowan, Delia 202 

Rowe, Louis 312 

Rowling, J. K 46 

Roy, Jessica 244 

Royer, Donnie 52 

Ruane, Kelsey ....226 

Rubee, Julia 218 

Rubright, Lindsey 244 

Ruchinskas, Allison 257 

Rucker, Heather 31 

Rudman, Michelle 254, 256 

Ruehlin, Victoria 216, 217 

Ruela, Ariana..... 306 

Ruger, Ashley 258 

Ruhl, Sarah 92 

Rumble Down Under 106 

Rumble, Elizabeth 92 

Rumford, Kaila .....31 

Runkel, Megan 217 

Rupertus, Emily 258 

Rusin, Teresa 260 

Russell, Collin 246 

Russell, Elizabeth 218 

Ryan, Chelsea 280 

Ryan, Ciara 267 

Ryan, Maggie lOO 

Ryan, Margaret 262 

Ryan, Samantha 243 


Sack, Susannah 334 

Sackett, Matthew 201 

Sacks, Emma 81 

Sakamoto, Nicole 302, 303 

Salgado-Velez, Katherine 226, 227 

Salko, Chelsea 249 

344 Index 

Salopek, Scott 240, 241 

Salsini, Natalie 244 

Sandy, Caitlin 280 

Sanmartin, Juan 63 

Sanmiguel, Valentina 302 

Sasso, Lauren 244 

Saunders, Madison 90 

Savage, Alexandra 316 

Savage, Andrew 32 

Savage, Chelsea 316, 317 

Savage, Kelsey 258 

Savage, Margo 296, 297 

Savarese, Michele 288 

Sawyer, Nicole 151 

Saylo, Jade 296 

Scala, David 114, 246 

Scalf, Sam 306 

Scardelletti, Erica 226 

Schab, Kara 217 

Schell, Evan 304 

Scheller, Justine 244 

Schialdi, Thomas 66 

Schiavone, Lyle-Kennedy 241 

Schilling, Phoebe 217 

Schmelzinger, Margaret 258 

Schmit, Jennifer 251 

Scholz, Nathan 194, 195 

Schroder, Alexandria 125 

Schwabenland, Alexandra 283 

Schwartz, Emily 50 

Schwartz, Kaitlyn 232 

Schwa rtzbach, Jordan 5 

Schwarz, Juliet 252 

Schy, Leah 243 

Sciara, Charles Joseph 54 

Scofield, Shari 238, 239 

Scooby-Doo 61 

Scott, Ashley 180 

Scott, Dae'Quan 298 

Scott, DaQuaa 288 

Scott, Evan 278, 279 

Scott, Hillary 180 

Scott, Kathryn 99 

Scudder, Janelle 218 

Sea rf oss, Erica 244 

Sears, Seana 99, 188, 189, 259 

Sease, Susan 249 

Seaton, Chelsea 218 

Seckinger, Morgan 218 

Secord, Stephen 285 

Secord, Steven 284 

Seebode, Samantha 84 

Segelhirst, Carrie 117 

Seiden, Elisabeth 226 

Selby, Taylor 160 

Semenov, Andrey 312, 313 

Senofonte, Janene 2l8 

Sensabaugh, Kathleen 223 

Sensabaugh, Katie 223 

Sentenac, Florent .....284 

Seow, Donovan 23, 24, 25, 66, 67, 83, 
86, 87, 106, 107, 136, 137 

September 11, 2011 32 

Sermaau, Elias 241 

Seymour, Kelsey 288 

Shaban, Charles 279 

Shackelford, Kristi 337 

Shaghasimpour, Telman 63 

Shamey, Rachel 242, 243 

Shannon, Brittney 292 

Sharbaugh, Carly 217 

Sharma, Anisha 165 

Sharp, Jonathan 299 

Sheaffer, Morgan 288 

Sheehan, Kara 51 

Sheffield, Tyler 44, 45 

Sheikh, Rania 136 

Shellenberger, Elise 107, 230 

Shenandoah Bicycle Company 84, 85 

Shenoy, Devyani ....243 

Shepherd, Kanita 229, 315 

Sherman, Ryan 161 

ShiffJet, Elizabeth 189 

Shimanski, Marina 265 

Shina berry, Megan 280, 281 

Shnaible, Jessie 243 

Shoaf, Alison 251 

Shoptaw, Taylor 217 

Short, Alexandra 258 

Showker, Christen 258 

Sibilia, Christine 234 

Siciliano, Kathleen 258 

Sigler, Frieda lOO 

Sigma Alpha lota ...262 

Sigma Gamma Rho 263 

Sigma Kappa 244 

Sigma Sigma Sigma 264 

Sill, Megan 126 

Sills, Jenelle 224 

Silva, Fabiolla Brennecke Da 93 

Silver, Kaitlin 254 

Silver, Kristin 254 

Sime, Adrienne 246 

Simmons, Destiny 288 

Simmons, Heidi 230 

Simmons, Jordan 288 

Simon, Samantha 244 

Simonic, Louanne 202 

Simpson, Jimmy 304 

Simpson, John 69 

Sinnott, Jennifer 232, 233 

Sirochinsky, Daniella 50 

Sison, Cybill 40 

Skutnik, Christine 151 

Skyline Museum 327 

Slater, Madison 292 

Slaughter, Kristen 292 

Sliwinski, Michael 269 

Sloane, Nicholas 292 

Slogik, Nicholas 279 

Smiertka, Sam 296 

Smith, Allison 249 

Smith, Amber 108 

Smith, Amy 94, 217 

Smith, Ann 218 

Smith, Debbie 315 

Smith, Emily 217 

Smith, Gabrielle 203 

Smith, Jacki 288 

Smith, Jenna 217 

Smith, Laura 268 

Smith, Lindsay 315 

Smith, Madilyn 251 

Smith, Michelle 129 

Smith, Michelle Kay 93 

Smith, Mike 300, 301 

Smith, Olivia 226 

Smith, Pat 246 

Smith, Robert 192, 193 

Smith, Thomas 105 

Smith, Tracey 243 

Smith, Trey 300 

Snopek, Lisa 258 

Snyder, Katrina 21 

Sobel, Angelina , 263 

Sober in October 76 

Society for Human Resource 

Management 265 

Society of Professional Journalists .. 


Solomon, Kait 218 

Solomon, Katilynn 2l8 

Sommers, Katherine 226 

Song, Yanou 256 

Sordelett, Kara 119 

Soriano, Katelyn 218 

Sow, Moussa 260 

Sowden, Kristin 238, 239 

Sparks, Becky 306 

Sparks, George... 211 

Sparrow, Christine 151 

Speak Out 108 

Spencer, Alethea 256 

Spencer, Annie 218 

Spendel, Jonathan 179 

Sperling, Vivi 252 

Speziale, Anthony 119 

Spielsinger, Nicole 264 

Spitzer, Katie 280 

Sports Media Relations 337 

Spotswood, Leslie 265 

Stackpole, Derick n8, 119 

Stahl, Nicholas 70, 71, 95 

Stark, Jamie 80 

Starke, Carly 257 

Starkloff, Kaci 283 

Staton, Whitney 288 

Staub, Jason 47 

Stecher, Cara 280, 281 

Stecher, Jessica 244 

Steinbrecher, Casey 308 

Steinbrecher, Lauren 308 

Steinwedell, Mikela 230 

Steve, Tyler 246 

Stewart, James 90 

Stewart, Martha 308 

Stewart, Ronald 34, 35, 38, 39, 54, 

55, 56, 57, 58, 59, 60, 61, 67, 68, 69, 
76, 77, 82, 83, 84, 85, 88, 89, 98, 99, 
lOl, 105, 109, 124, 125, 128, 129, 130, 
132, 148, 149, 198, 208, 209, 221 224, 
225, 330, 348 

Stiles, Nicole 283 

Stitzel, Corey 312 

Stokes, Thomas 104 

Stolp, Kathryn 246 

Stone, Meade 243 

Stout, Olivia 254 

Stowers, Gregory 129 

Straley, Allison 217 

Strand, Caroline 160 

Strange, Julie 288 

Strasser, Jacqueline 244 

Stretton, Bryan 241 

Strickland, Stephanie 258 

Strickler, Danielle 20, 21, 48, 49, 52, 

53, 235 

Strup, Lauren 249 

Struthers, Brice 252 

Strutz, Jillian 244 

Stucklen, Kara 264 

Student Activities and Involvement 

Center 122 

Student Affairs & University Planning 


Student Ambassadors 267 

Student Association 253 

Student Government Association 

43, 246 

Students Helping Honduras 268 

Stynchula, Marlee 306 

Suchar, Danielle 43, 246 

Suddith, Charles 151 

Sulko, Stacey ...93 

Sullenger, Jay 279 

Sullivan, Amanda 130 

Sullivan, Caitlin 283 

Sullivan, Elizabeth 217 

Sullivan, Sarah 237 

Summerlin, Katy . 218 

Sundquist, Lauren 104 

Super, Erica 258 

Susko, Anna 316 

Sutherland, Matthew 223 

Sutherland, Patricia 258 

Suttle, Sallie 258 

Svedba, Haley 292 

Swan, Michael 192 

Swanson, Corey 269 

Swartz, Kayla 180 

Sweeney Todd 126, 128 

Sweet Bee 113 

Sweet, Rebecca 218 

Sweet, Ron 308 

Sweezey, Kerin 252 

Swindle, Gene 312 

Swing Dance Club 66 

Sykes, Kelly 243 

Sykes, Mary 292 

Szutenbach-Gallo, Christopher ...130 


Tacci, Rachel 135 

Tacoronte, Brittany 74, 75 

Taliaferro, Megan 249 

Closing 345 


Talik, Kan 76 

Tan, Chang 254, 256, 270 

Tang, Ha 254, 256, 270 

Tantilio, Brooke 112 

Tarafas, Stephanie 296 

Tardy, Brittney 218 

Tata, Mary 270 

Tate, Jarred 279 

Tau, Alpha Sigma 251 

Taylor Down Under 99r 122 

Taylor, Chelsea 262 

Taylor, Jenna 296, 297 

Taylor, Joseph 194 

Taylor, Marlane 249 

Teaching Assistants and Tutors 118 

Tech Level I 198 

Tedesco, Christine 244 

Tee I, Wayne 174, 175 

Tenaglia, Matt 279 

Terk, Heather 163 

Terno, Lindsay 226 

Thai, Thao 254, 256, 270 

The Bluestone 135, 220 

The Breeze 135, 222 

The Movement and Brenton Duvall.. 

The Science and Math Learning Center 


Theisen, Joyce 292 

Theta Chi 269 

Thigpen, Clifton 203 

Thomas, Jennifer 218 

Thomas, Kaitlin 246, 247 

Thomas, Mary-Kate 203 

Thomas, Morgan 180 

Thompson, Courtney 42 

Thompson, Ethan 203 

Thompson, Molly 217 

Thompson, Tierra 224 

Thornton, Tyler 279 

Thorpe, Justin 298 

Throo, Robert 348 

Thyroff, Emily 30 

Ticharwa, Percival 38, 241 

Tickle, Lyndsey 91 

Tiemann, Matthew 234 

Tierney, Sean 279 

Timm, Kathleen 218 

Timpanaro, Callie 244 

Tinsley, Kenneth 26O 

Tomasz, Lindsey 280 

Tomoff, Olivia 306 

Toney, Amanda 258 

Toohey, Mary Jane 283 

Torchia, Jonathan 180 

Tormena, Jessica 265 

Torruella, Tatiana 229 

Townsend, Joseph 279 

Tracy, Michael.... 26, 27, 36, 37, 44, 45, 
54, 65, 73, IOO, 102, 104, 105, 112, 
113, 114, 115, 131, 165, 185, 335 

Trainer, Christopher 164 

Tram, Amanda 242, 243 

Trammell, Kate 125 

Tran, Melanie 251 

Tran, Russie 250 

Tran, Sandra 164 

Tran, Sendy 250 

Trani, Lauren 267 

Traveline, Erica 24, 39, 84, 94, 176, 

228, 288 

Trego, Andrew 92, 93 

Trenchard, Rylie , .....244 

Trentham, Lauren .244 

Trevillian, Laura 306 

Troum, Alexander 180 

Troyer, Logan 127, 128 

Tu, Avian 250 

Tube & Lube 84 

Tucker, Abigail 249 

Tucker, Nan.. 306 

Tunes at Noon 122 

Tunnell, Desiree 39 

Tunstall, Hannah 226 

Turck, Travis 256 

Turcott, Genevieve 217 

Turk, Travis 254 

Turley, Ahna 239 

Turner, Kelly 308 

Turner, Lisa 268 

Turner, Walker 279 

Tutle, Eliza 221, 334 

Twitter 134 

Tyree, Hannah 51 

Tyrrell, Chandler 264 


Udall, Caitlin 233 

Udoh, Otobong 203 

Ufferfilge, Jessie 248 

Ukor, Afia 253 

Ultima Online 148 

Umar, Jamal 304 

Umstead, Lindsey 99 

University Photography Services 


University Program Board... 18, 21, 61, 
89, 106, 337 

Urban, Jennifer 251 

UREC 18, 31, 66, 135, 236 

Uyeda, Graydon 269 


Vacca, Lauren 264 

Vairs, Alyssa 267 

Valadja, Alexander 279 

VanBuskirk, Chelsea 252 

Vandeberg, Keri 106 

Vasco, Lindsey 249 

Vassalotti, Victoria 244 

Vento, Collin 85 

Vermillion, Alexandra 258 

Versfeld, Bailey 296 

Versfeld, Courtney 296 

Vetal, Mark 86 

Vetter, Jennifer 243 

Vietnamese Student Association 


Vilas, Alexandra 160 

Vince, Ryan 300, 301 

Vincent, Elizabeth 217 

Vladimirsky, Grigoriy 284, 285 

Vollman, Taylor 203, 246 

Voznenko, Yaroslav 284 

Vu, Bryan 270 


Wachob, Lucas 137 

Waddell, Jasmine 288 

Wade, Jada 224 

Wade, Jeffrey 222, 223 

Wald, Melissa Von 94 

Walker, Allison 50 

Walker, Jasmine 271 

Walker, Lamar 261, 292 

Walker, Melissa 203 

Walker, Ty 66 

Wall, Holly 308, 309 

Wallace, Erin 249 

Wallace, Harrison 269 

Wallace, Kaye-Ann 164 

Wallace, Kelly-Ann 164 

Wallin, John 312 

Walraven, Brandon 26 

Walsh, Kayla 244 

Walsh, MaryMargret 32 

Walsh, Michael 133 

Wang, Connie 254, 270 

Wang, Tian-Hao 254, 256 

Wardwell, Courtney 2l8 

Ware, Abigail 246, 247 

Warner, Mark 18, 208, 210 

Warren, Javarius 224 

Waryn, Kellie 94 

Washenko, Emily 243 

Wasson, Jillian 252 

Waters, Lauren.. 244 

Watkins, Michael 12, 138, 139, 140 

Watral, Patrick 32, 246, 247 

Watson, Zack 284 

Watt, Sarah 243 

Webb, Christine 244 

Webber, Caroline 164 

Webby, Chris 52 

Webster, Richard 123 

Weeks, Laura -..223 

Wein, Rachel 296 

Weinberger, Emily 258 

Weiner, James 279 

Weingartner, Rebecca 162 

Weisensale, Auburn 296 

Wellde, Chris 300, 301 

Wells, Christine ... 40, 72, 98, 102, 113, 
125, 335 

Wells, Julius 312 

Wells, Morgan 234 

Welsford, Gilbert 164 

Werkheiser, Cole 296 

Werner, Amanda 249 

Werner, Greg 312 

Wertheimer, Taylor .....258 

Wertz, Elizabeth 221, 334 

Wessel, Nikola 63 

Wessels, Nikola 302 

West, Taylor 296 

Westbrook, Tiel 288 

Wheeler, Jessica 288 

Whitaker, Mike 304 

White, Allison 217 

White, Andrew 94 

White, Christie 24 

White, Haley 217 

White, Megan 241 

White, Meghan 244 

White, Ted 279 

Whitebread, Tim ...304 

Whitehurst, Lauren 314, 315 

Whitman, Chelsea 246 

Whitmore, Garrett 300 

Whitmoyer, James 159 

Whittaker, Nathan 28 

Widner, Heather 280 

Wiechecki, Laura 238, 239 

Wiechmann, Megan 308, 309 

Wienecke, Meghan 283 

Wiggins, Chelsea 217 

Wijngaarden, Robert van 26 

Wilhelm, Brittany 288 

Wilkes, George 246 

Wilkins, Chelsea 141 

Wilkins, Laura 203, 246 

Wilkinson, Caitlin 130 

Wilkinson, Kathleen 257 

Williams, Alyssa 249 

Williams, Ashley 288 

Williams, Brooke 244 

Williams, Chase 298 

Williams, Kimber 243 

Williams, Leannah 257 

Williams, Rachel 258 

Williams, Richard 56, 57, 261 

Williams, Sarah 315 

Williams, Sidney 244 

Willingham, Samantha 243 

Willis, Megan 246 

Willis, Zach 304 

Willwerth, Megan 264 

Wilmer, Anjerika 82, 168, 231 

Wilson, Amanda 64, 334 

Wilson, Courtney 264 

Wilson, Lauren 306, 307 

Wilson, Lindsay 244 

Wilson, Rachel 262 

Wink, Sarah 195, 234 

Winkle, Jillian Van 243 

346 Index 

Wise, Erica 244 

Wishon, Phillip 210 

Wisniewski, Matthew 267 

Witko, Catherine 217 

Wojcik, Lauren 283 

Wolf, Naomi 64 

Wolfe, Gabriela 198 

Women's Issues Debate 136 

Won, Sin Hye 316, 317 

Wood, Amelia 249 

Wood, Caroline 203 

Wood, Charlene 251 

Wood, Meredith 246, 258 

Wood ling, Alyssa 243 

Woodward, Carlyn 227 

Woodward, Samantha 113 

Workman, Audrey 203 

Wozniak, Natalia 234 

Wright, Courtney 249 . 

Wright, Rachel 234 

Wrobel, Gregory 269 

Wrona, Katherine 292 

Wyatt, Katilynn 292 

Wyatt, Paul 304 


Yancey, Erika 217 

Yao, Xuan 256 

Yarnoff, Shannon...... 44, 251 

Yaroslav, Voznenko 284 

Yee, Krysten 252 

Young, Jessica 226 

Yovino, Melanie 217 

Yurick, Samantha 243 

Zabel, Monica 283 

Zalewski, Kristen 218 

Zeltner, Russell 246 

Zeman, Josie 243 

Zeng, Linda 256 

Zeta Phi Beta 271 

Zeta Tau Alpha 248 

Zhang, Yifan 38, 241 

Zimmermann, Meghan 258 

Zinda, Alicia 230 

Zorate-Bustamante, Claudia 244 

Zozos, Jess 2 

Zozos, Jessica 288 

Zumbo, Katherine 248 



Jonathan and Debbie Young 
Rose Ngujen 

Dennis and Martha Dodson 
Luke Burris 

Brenden Patrick Hughes 
Thomas and Robin Ballweg 
Jeff and Mary Witko 
Graham H. Neal, Jr and Diana Neal 
Dr. and Mrs. R. Allen Macllwaine 
The Panetta Family 
Matthew Burton 
Darlene Folds 

Matthew Taylor Blackburn and Family 

Joseph and Susan Legan 

Sue Brown Fanning 

Nick Sloane, Class of 2012 

Sarah Christine Mink, Class of 2012 

Robert and Nancy Beard 


Mr. and Mrs. Richard Buffington 

Sandy and Tom Savage 

Nick and Dianna Gettas 

Julie Bailey with Excursions, LLC 

Erica Jeanette Taylor 

Ken and Sue Wood 

Raymond L. Dandrea, D.D.S. 

Michael Warren Belovitch 

The Bakum Family 

Eric and Barb Simpson 

Dan and Cindy Loving 

Phillip Duvall Holljes 

Debbie Ahalt Currier 

Frank and Linda Leonard 

Leslie A. Donovan and Charles Rhodes 

Mr. and Mrs. Dennis McCarthy 

Trey Secrist 

Bob and Carolyn Leighton 
The Bosshard Family 
Steve Irons 
Ryan Gurtz 

In Memory of Howard E. Gross "Hawk 11 
Emily Hagy 

John, Sue and Anthony Dally 
Kevin and Barbara Allen 


Tom and Maura Higginbotham 

Samantha Kempin 

Henry and Elaine Grusler 

Mark, Susan Mayer and Kelly Gooch 

Brian Allen and Susan Barbash 

Anonymous Donors 

Mr. and Mrs. Alan Keagy 

Susan and Dean Chow (for Samantha D'Ambola) 
Thomas and Janice Call 
Hyekyong Park 

The Butler Family - We Love you Kyle! 
David and Marcia Huntley 

Kathleen Shields, R. Barry Shields and Kaitlyn Shields 
The Couture Family 
Tom and Pam Necessary 
Randy and Josanne Pearsall 


Closing 347 

In Memoriam 

Steven Knott 

FEB. 29, 2012 

Jane Hwang 

NOV. 11, 2011 

Nicholas Keatts 

NOV. 5, 2011 

Kathryn Mausteller 

OCT. 10, 2011 

Robert Throo 

SEPT. 2, 2011 


Closing 349 

THE BLUESTONE 2012, Vol. 103 

The yearbook of 

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March 2011-March 2012 

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