Thankful for JMU


With Thanksgiving less than a week away, The Daily Duke team reflected on just a few of the things about JMU that we are thankful for.


I’m thankful for people who bring their dogs to the quad. They think they’re just taking their dog on a walk, but really they’re providing puppy deprived students with a small and fluffy gift. – Carrie


I’m thankful for the education and experiences I’ve received at JMU for allowing me to grow not only as a student, but as a person. – Julia


I’m thankful that I can live in a place where the people are genuine, the views are gorgeous, and the food is always delicious. – Stephen


I am so thankful for all of the one-of-a-kind people JMU has brought to me that I know will continue to change my life forever. – Jenny


I’m thankful for the beautiful scenery JMU has…

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Internship Success Story with the NRCS

Are you a good photographer or videographer? Do you enjoy meeting new people and telling the stories of everyday people doing extraordinary things? The Natural Resources Conservation Service is looking for Dukes to fill their Public Affairs Intern position! NRCS's Dastina Wallace gave us the scoop on the internship experience.

JMU Serves: Dukes Who Make a Difference


JMU students are eager learners, and active participants in the community. With Thanksgiving coming up, it is important to recognize Dukes that give back to the Harrisonburg community. Many students embark in college experiences that are filled with more than just classes and schoolwork. We want to recognize the students who dedicate their time to something much bigger than themselves.

Isabel Nappa is a junior social work major. Every Wednesday Isabel volunteers at Skyline Literacy where she is actively helping the Harrisonburg community improve their English. Specifically, Isabel works with immigrants who are new to the area and need assistance learning to language, or passing their citizenship test.

What is the most rewarding part about volunteering with Skyline Literacy?

“I find it really rewarding to see the community progress and get better at English. I’ve formed solid relationships with the adults, and it is amazing to see them come back…

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Holding the Door: A JMU Tradition [Video]


Holding the door for the person behind you is known to be a tradition at JMU. What may seem like second nature to some, goes a long way for others. See how this small act of kindness positively impacts students’ lives on campus.

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How Long Do I Need to Stay in this Job?

So, how long should a new professional plan to stay in their very first job or subsequent jobs? Does it really even matter?

Deloitte Consulting Intern to Employee

JMU grad student Kaitlin DeWeever shares her experience and advice as an intern and accepting a full-time offer at Deloitte Consulting.

Registration Tips and Tricks


Registration for the spring 2018 semester begins November 6th! We all know the frustrations that come with registration. Logging on to My Madison and seeing your shopping cart filled with those little blue boxes can be daunting. Here are some tips and tricks to make sure your enrollment appointment goes smoothly this year!

Visit the MAP Office!

If you’ve never heard of the MAPS or Madison Advising Peers, they are a group of students whose job is to help you with any general advising questions you may have. They can help you make a four-year plan, change your major or minor, or assist you in planning your schedule for next semester. It is a free resource and no appointment is necessary! You can visit the MAP office for general advising needs located in Roop 201 Monday-Thursday, 10am-5pm. If you are Business, Pre-Professional Health or in the Honors College, there are other…

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