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The Bluestone, Volume 98 

The Yearbook of James Madison University 

March 2006 - March 2007 

Enrollment: 15,687 

800 South Main Street, MSC 3522 

Harrisonburg, VA 22807 

(540) 568-6541 

Digitized by the Internet Archive 

in 2011 with funding from 

LYRASIS IVIembers and Sloan Foundation 

Editorial Board 

Maria Nosal, Editor in Chief 

Jenny Young, Creative Director 

Mindi Westhoff, Fall Photography Director 

Revee TenHuisen, Spring Photography Director 

Sara Wist, Copy Director 

Kara Beebe, Managing Editor 

Rachael Groseclose, Co-Supervising Editor 

Joanna Brenner, Co-Supervising Editor 


Theresa Kattula, assistant features 

Katie Piwowarczyk, assistant features 

Michelle Melton, classes 

Leslie Cavin, organizations 

Lane Bobbins, sports 


Nancy Daly 

Meghan DeSanto 

Jewels Gundrum 

Tara Hepler 

Kellie Nowlin 


Laura Becl<er 

Brianne Beers 

Stephen Brown 

Katie FitzGerald 

Jean Han 

Sunny Hon 

Kati Kitts 

Eleni Menoutis 

Katie O'Dowd 

Victoria Shelor 


Stephanie Hardman 


6 Opening 
6 Features 

1 54 Classes 

242 Organizations 
3 1 2 Sports 
366 Closing 
384 Index 


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"/ /o\/e JMU because of the people. There is something about 
this place that has a positive effect on the way people carry 
themselves every day. The eyes of people associated with the 
university light up when they hear the words 'JMU' and they 
are genuinely excited." 

-senior Gwendolyn Brantley 

I 8 ' Opening 

Positioned at ihe corner of South Main 
Street and Bluestone Drive, the James 
Madison University sign welcomes students 
and visitors to campus. This entrance led to 
the Quad and the Bluestone area of campus. 
Photo by Revee TenHuisen Walking through 
campus, students make their v/ay to the 
football game during Homecoming weekend. 
Both students and alumni crowded campus to 
tailgate before the game against the College 
of William & Mary. Photo by Candace Edmonds 
Greeting students as they enter the Quad, 
the James Madison statue is located across 
from Varner House. The statue was mod- 
eled to be a life-sized representation of the 
former president. Photo by Jewels Gundrum 
Sitting with local Harrisonburg children, 
senior Adriane Mullins watches a scary 
movie. The event was sponsored by members 
of an SCOM 350 class who were required to 
perform a service-learning activity. Photo by 
Revee TenHuisen 

Opening 191 

Holding up signs, participants in "The 
Duke is Right" attempt to put the steps of a 
safe sexual encounter in order, "The Duke 
is Right" was an interactive game show that 
aimed to teach freshmen about drug, alcohol 
and sex safety. Photo by Katrina Putker Dis- 
playing the university's distinct bluestone, 
Keezell Hall houses the departments of 
foreign languages and literature and English. 
Keezell was located next to Wilson Hall and 
was one of the original university buildings. 
Photo by Revee TenHuJsen Taking notes, a 
student moves her studying outdoors. The 
Quad and other outdoor gathering places 
were popular for studying and hanging out 
with friends during the warmer months of 
the year. Photo by Rachel Bianton Waving in 
the wind, the American flag flies in front of 
Wilson Hall. The flag was at half-staff for 30 
days following the death of former President 
Ford. Photo by Jewels Gundrum 

10 i Opening 

"JMU professors are connected with their students, whether 
it's helping us understand a difficult topic or giving guidance 

on careers: 

-senior Will Schnorr 



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"JMU visitors usually commend us on our selection of on- 
campus food... there's something to be said by that." 

-junior Michael Kray 

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Displaying the time, D-Hail welcomes 
hungry students. D-Hall was a popular place 
for students to eat and was open every day 
for breakfast, lunch and dinner. Photo by 
jewels Gundrum Drawing on the sidewalk, 
senior Allison Brooks participates in "Chalk a 
Block" during Childhood Cancer Awareness 
Week. Brooks served as executive director 
of Up "til Dawn, the organization that spon- 
sored the event. Photo by Revee TenHuisen 
Facing South Main Street, Cleveland Hall 
houses academic offices. Cleveland Hall was 
one of the original dormitories on campus 
when it was first built in 1 936. Photo by 
Katrina Putker Holding a pet nicknamed 
SMAD Dog, junior Amy Fisher participates in 
the SMAD Dog Days picnic. Students could 
interact with their peers and professors and 
enjoyed free hot dogs. Photo by Katrina Putker 

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Shouting to the crowd. Theta Chi brothers 
raise money for their 12 Days Project. The 
proceeds from the fundraiser went to the 
Harrisonburg Mercy House. Photo by Rachel 
Blanton Serving as a landmark, Newman 
Lake offers students a peaceful environment. 
When formed in 1967. the lake covered 
1 1 acres but the size decreased to 9.7 
acres due to construction- Photo by Katnna 
Putker Entertaining the audience, junior 
Natalie Munford dances during Sunset on the 
Quad. Mozaic was a dance club that focused 
on hip-hop styles. Photo by jewels Gundrum 
Offering a quiet getaway, the Edith J. Car- 
rier Arboretum displays the many colors of 
fall. The Arboretum featured trails that led 
through an Oak-Hickory forest, a lake and 
gardens. Photo by jewels Gundrum 

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"JML/ is a wonderful place to be. Everyone is so friendly 
and it's nice that you can leave your personal belongings 
anywhere on campus and know that they will be safe; n^iost 
schools don't have that luxury The campus is gorgeous dur- 
ing every season; it's the perfect home away from home. 

-senior Kelly Wooten 

Opening i 151 



Team USA puts forth its best effort in the 
2006 Olympic Games, by Stephen &rown 

the 20th Winter Olympics were held in 
Torino, Italy, throughout the month of 
F"ebruary. Events were covered by NBC and 
broadcast by all of their networks, includ- 
ing MSNBC, USA and CNBC. In fact, the Winter 
Olympics received the most network airtime of 
anv previous Winter Olympics, totaling over 400 
hours of coverage. The popularity of the events 
made all the surprises, disappointments and drama 
visible to students. 

As a whole. Team USA achieved mixed results in 
Torino. Though it was touted as the greatest collec- 
tion of winter sport athletes in United States Olym- 
pic histor\, the team won fewer medals than they did 
in Salt Lake Citv in 2002. They did, however, rank 
second in the medal count with 25 medals, nine of 
which were gold. 

Americans competed in many events with a dif- 
ferent set of expectations for each. For example, the 
ski team, represented by world-class skiers Daron 
Rahlves, Lindsey Kildow, Jeremy Bloom and Bode 
Miller. All four were considered gold medal con- 
tenders entering the Olympics, yet all four wound 
up medal-less. Ted Liget)', a skier who received little 
fanfare before and even dining the Olvmpics, was 
the onh' American skier to earn a medal, winning 
gold in the alpine combined event. "I'm surprised 
the ski team did as poorly as they did. I expected 
more from them. Bode Miller in particular," said 
senior Jacob Wright. 

In contrast, the men's curling team made history 
as the first Americans to win a bronze medal in 
the event. This achievement did not go unnoticed 
among student fans. "I find curling to be the unsung 
hero of the Olympic games," said junior Drew Mas- 
sengill. "If you actually learn the rules of the game, 
vou will soon find yourself jumping on your couch 
and screaming for whiche\er team you want to win." 

Predictions also fell short for the figure skating 
competition. American skater Sasha Cohen came to 
the Olympics favored to win the gold and seemed to 
be on her way to doing just that after winning the 
first event, the short program. Unfortunately, a few 
ugh' falls in the long program cost her what seemed 
like a sure gold medal and she was resigned to 
silver. This allowed Japan's Shizuka Arakawa to 
claim her nation's only medal in the Olympics by 
winning the gold. "A lot of hard work goes into fig- 
ure skating. I was really impressed with the grace 
the figure skaters displayed in their routines and it 
was great that Sasha Cohen won silver despite fall- 
ing," said graduate Adam Taylor. 

Team USA's women's ice hockey team was ex- 
pected to win at least a silver medal, considering the 
team had ne\er received anything less since the initial 
inclusion of women's hockev in the 1998 Olvmpics. 
After struggling to find its magic touch during the 
preliminaries, the team lost to Sweden in a shootout 
in the quarterfinals. Though the team ended up \\ ith 
a bronze medal, its performance was considered 

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Winter Olympics 1191 


Skiing in the men's slalom 
event, Austrian athlete Benja- 
min Raich passes by a red gate. 
Raich won two gold medals 
at the Olympics, one in giant 
slalom and one in the slalom, 
Photo courtesy ofMCT Campus 

Maintaining a calm expres- 
sion. Kimberly Derrick races 
in the 1.000-meter ladies' 
quarterfinals competition. 
Derrick represented the 
United States in the event. 
Photo courtesy ofMCT Campus 

Waving to the cheering 

crowd, Shizuku Arawaka 

triumphantly clutches her 

gold medal, Arawaka claimed 

gold for Japan in the ladies' 

free skating program. Photo 

courtesy ofMCT Campus 

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Hanging around the neck 
of Apollo Anton Ohno, a 
gold and a bronze medal 
gives the United States' med- 
al count a boost. Ohno's 
successes were vital to the 
United States' standing in 
the Torino Olympics. Photo 
courtesy of MCI Campus 

Holding tJ^t3!s;Tfag above 
his head. Chad Hedrick 
celebrates after finishing the 
men's lO.OOO-meter speed 
skating competition. Hedrick 
secured a silver medal for 
the United States. Photo 
courtesy ofMCT Campus 

a disappointment, prompting calls for Team USA's 
coach Ben Smith to resign following the tournament. 
The men's ice hockey team also entered the 
Olympics with high expectations. Ranked sixth 
among the 12 nations competing in the tournament, 
the team was expected to contend for a medal, if 
not the gold. The team opened the tournament 
with a tie against Latvia, a team that failed to win a 
single game during the tournament. Subsequently, 
Team USA went on to win only one of their five 
preliminary games, beating only Kazakhstan and 
losing to Russia, Slovakia and Sweden. The team 
also lost to Finland in the quarterfinals. A team that 
consisted entirely of professional NationSfrlockey 
I League (NHL)-caliber players limped out of the 
^Kynipics, disappointing both fans and themselves. 
Team USA was not the only team to perform be- 
low expectations. Team Canada failed to defend its 
gold medal from the 2002 games, losing three of their 
!; six games b\ 2-0 scores and going h"6me without any 
medals. This was shocking for a team that, on paper, 
was more talented than an NHL All-Star team. Finland 
came from behind to win the silver medal, losing to 
the powerful Swedes in the gold medal game. Several 
upsets occurred, such as Switzerland's 2-0 win over 
Canada and their 3-2 victory over the Czech Republic, 
both powerhouse hockey nations. 

In the speed skating event. Team USA proved to 
be inspirational. Most notably, the team made history 
when Shani Davis became the first black man from 

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any country to win an individual gold medal at the 
Winter Olympics tor the 1,000-mcter speed skate. 
Davis's teammate Joey Cheek won the 500-meter 
race and afterward announced he was donating his 
gold medal bonus of $25,000 to a charity organized 
to help children in war-torn Darfur. He later won 
a silver medal in the 1,000-meter race, adding to his 
original donation. 

Headlines out of Torino were dominated 
b) the feud between Davis 
and teammate Chad Hedrick, 44 
who won a gold, silver and 
bronze medal in three differ- 
ent events. After Davis won his 
gold medal, the majority of 
the attention was paid to the 
tact that Hedrick would not 
congratulate Davis, overshad- 


owing the positive history 

made that day. The feud continued when Davis and 
Hedrick finished 2nd and 3rd, respectively, in the 
1,500-meter race and did not acknowledge each 
other while on the podium. 

At the conclusion of the 2006 Winter Olym- 
pics, the flame was prepared for the 2008 Summer 
Olympics in Beijing and Americans left Torino with 
a bittersweet blend of pride and underachievement. 
The United States team would have the 21st Winter 
Olympics to redeem itself. 

to be 

the unsung n£XO of 
the OhjflAplt games. '' 

— junior Drew Massengill 



Winter Olympics 121 

celebrating history 

Celebrating Our 

The community takes a week to pay homage 
the university's namesake. byRachadGrosedose 


3 pay homage to v^ 

Conversing with Senior 
Vice President of Student Af- 
fairs and University Planning 
and Analysis Mark Warner, 
former SGA President 
Wesli Spencer anticipates 
the delivery of fiis speecfi at 
the wreatfi-iaying ceremony 
honoringjames Madison. 
Spencer spoke about the 
importance of education to 
Madison during his 
administration. Photo by 
Mindi Westhoff 

On a cold and windy March 15, students 
and faculty gathered around the James 
Madison statue to commemorate the 255th 
birthda)' of the university's namesake and 
begin a week-long celebration. During the wreath- 
laying ceremony that began at 10:30 a.m.. Senior Vice 
President for Student Affairs Mark Warner spoke, 
along with former Student Government Association 
President Wesli Spencer. Both commented on the 
importance Madison placed on education. Everyone 
in attendance enjoyed cake to complete the celebration. 
Later that day, Oscar-winning actor and ]:)oliti- 
cal activist Richard Dreyfuss delivered the keynote 
speech at the Endowed Scholar- 
ship Luncheon. "I've had three 
ambitions in m\ life," Dreyfuss 
said. "One was to be an actor, 
one was to be the senator from 
New York or California, and the 
other was to teach history...! 
didn't want to become an of- 
fice-holder, I just wanted to be 
in\olved in politics." 

Dreyfuss was a research 
member at Oxford University, 
developing a curriculum for 
teaching civics in American 
public scht:)ols. Despite its im- 
portance in our government, he believed civics was 
missing from American classrooms. "Civility is more 
than manners," Dreyfuss said. "Civility is the oxygen 
democracy requires." Civilitv, he said, requires "tools 
of reason, logic, dissent [and] debate." 

Dreyfuss expressed how special it was to be 
present because the university represented the tools 
of civility needed in democracy. "What is happening 
here today is as strong and fresh a blast of the oxy- 
gen of civilit\ that is recjuired by democracy," said 
Dreyfuss. He mentioned that James Madison noted 
in "Federalist 10" the nccessit)' of practicing "the 
social contract to agree to disagree." 

Dreyfuss concluded by assuring the audience that 
he was not speaking for "so petty a thing as partisan- 
ship, " but for the future of the nation. "America, 

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the Lhiited States, from the beginning aspired to 
be a unique place," he said. "America is the finest, 
most appropriate answer to the question, 'How can 
people live together and honor freedom and justice 
and opportunity?'. ..But America is a process, it is 
not a done deal. America does not happen by itself." 

The following day, Dreyfuss delivered the James 
Madison reading from "Federalist 10" at the Madi- 
son Day Ceremony. At 2:30 p.m., faculty members, 
community residents and students gathered in Wil- 
son Hall to once again honor Madison. The event 
began with a processional of honored facult\ mem- 
bers and the singing of "The Star-Spangled Banner" 
by voice professor Dorothy Madison. Band director 
J. Patrick Rooney led the Wind Symphony, who 
performed throughout the event. Spencer greeted 
guests, followed by a performance of "Fort McHen- 
ry Suite" by the symphony. University President 
Linwood H. Rose presented an honorary doctorate 
to former senator Harry F. Byrd Jr. for embodying 
the values of the university and of Madison. Rose 
then introduced the speaker for the event, Michael 
Beschloss. Beschloss was a best-selling author and 
historian of the presidency. 

The audience laughed as Beschloss entertained 
them with anecdotes and jokes about former 
presidents, including Lyndon Johnson, Franklin 
D.Roosevelt and Harry Truman. He spoke of how 
consuming it can become to try to understand the 
life of someone with such great responsibility. Bes- 
chloss also stressed the importance of the passage of 
time when judging a president's effectiveness. 'James 
Madison benefited from the passage of hindsight and 
time," he said. "Because of the wa\' he designed the 
system, it matters a great deal who is president." 

Another major event of the week was the Madi- 
son Cup Debate, sponsored by the debate team. 
Attendants included students and faculty from the 
uni\ersit\. Eastern Mennonite University and the 
Harrisonburg cc)mmunit\. The debate featured 
24 college teams from around the countrN, ini hid- 
ing George Mason University, Yale Univeisity and 
Liberty University. The debate considered whether 
or not the theory of intelligent design has a role in 


Imitating the famous 
figure, this professional re- 
enactor impersonates James 
Madison delivering one of 
his many powerful speeches. 
Madison was not just a 
president, he was also a 
brilliant writer and teacher. 
Photo by Mindi Westhoff 

Lying on a table outside 
of Wilson Hall, pamphlets 
detailing James Madison's life 
are available for students to 
pick up, Madison's birthday 
celebration was held annu- 
ally on March 1 6. Photo fay 
Tara Hepler 

high school biology courses. The preliminary de- 
hates occurred at 8:30 and 11 a.m., followed by the 
final round at 5 p.m. The Madison Cup was award- 
ed to Yale University who also took home the first 
place prize of $5,000. Second place was awarded to 
the College of William & Mary and third place to 
the University of Richmond. 

Madison Week also gave students an opportuni- 
ty to apply skills learned in class. Students in SCOM 
461, a public relations campaign class, were assigned 
Madison Day public relations for a class project. A 
group of five students were responsible for pro- 
moting the week and increasing awareness around 
campus. Graduate Lisa Facinelli, a member of the 
group, said they used banners, radio announce- 
ments, flyers, sidewalk chalk, the university Web site 
and a press release in "The Breeze" to advertise for 
the week. According to Facinelli, their hard work 
paid off. "I'd say it was a success because there was 

a good turnout for all of the events," she said. "We 
tried to instill a sense of community within theJMU 
campus and Harrisonburg citizens." The group also 
designed Madison Day shirts with the logo "We 
are Madison" on the back to promote a message 
of togetherness. "I know for our group specifically 
working on this campaign, we felt honored to be 
involved in such a campus-wide event and had a lot 
of fun planning the activities as well as getting out 
on campus to talk about the events with students," 
Facinelli said. 

According to the press release, the goal of Madi- 
son Day was to encourage the idea of citizenship 
among students and the communit)'. This goal was 
achieved through speakers, debates and student 
participation. Civility, the breath of oxygen needed 
for democracy, described by Dreyfuss and instilled 
by James Madison, was showcased throughout the week. 

Madison Week 1231 

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Providing entertainment 

for campus and community 

members alike, university 

groups create a variety of 

different activities- In an 

effort to increase attendance 

througfiout the town. )Mu- 

bilee included games for all 

ages Photo by Tara Hepler 

It was a beautiful spring da)' on March 1 8 as over 
1,500 people made their way to Godwin Field 
for Madison Festival. Kno^vn more common!)' as 
jMubilee, the event provided a day of entertain- 
ment and interaction for both university students and 
Harrisonburg residents. 

Created bv former Student Goxernment Association 
President Tom CuUigan and graduate Corey Schwartz, 
jMubilee debuted in 2005 and aimed to foster student 
and community relations in a relaxed and fun atmo- 
sphere. The event also raised money for Mere)' House, 
a local transitional housing shelter. 

Campus and community organizations pro- 
vided carnival-type games from face painting and 
tug-o-war to a kids' moon bounce and an inflat- 
able rock-climbing wall. There was also a main stage 
set up where a variety of groups such as Exit 245 
and the Harrisonburg Clogging Club performed. 
The Universit)' Program Board sponsored the final 
performance by comedian Tim \'oung. a graduate 
of the universitv. Aramark provided those attending 
with free food including hot dogs, cotton cand)-, ice 

cream bars, apples and popcorn. Coca-Cola provided 
refreshments for the daw 

As with an\' da)-long event, there was a great deal 
of planning rec]uired, especially considering the ambi- 
tious goals Schwartz set for the occasion. 

"Our first goal was to increase attendance to the 
event. In fact, we ended up more than doubling the 
attendance from the first year," said Sch^vartz. 
"Second was to get a more even split of conmiunity 
and campus people there. The first year it was about 
20 percent communit)', 80 percent campus. This year 
it was more like 40 percent community and 60 per- 
cent campus. Lastlv, we wanted to demonstrate that 
so manv different organizations and campus groups 
can work together at JMU to pull off something this 
grand, this meaningful and this important for the 
future of JMU and Harrisonburg relations." 

After the success of the 2005 jMubilee, the steer- 
ing committee had an entire year to plan. During the 
fall, the jMubilee executive staff sought sponsorship 
and funding for the event b)' recruiting universit)' and 
commimit\' orijanizations. The dav would not have 

Enjoying the beautiful 

weather, a young member of 

the Harrisonburg community 

takes advantage of the many 

activities provided for her age 

group. The festival kicked off 

during the afternoon and fun 

and games continued until 

sunset- Photo by Tara Hepler 

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I Godwin Field plays host to a day of food, 

fun and fundraiSing. byjoanna Brenner 

gone smoothly without the volunteers who rallied 
together before, during and after the event. 

Sophomore Meghan BoUenback was a member 
of the marketing/public relations division for the 
event. She helped prepare by designing advertise- 
ments and writing letters to campus organizations, 
asking them to participate in the event by sponsor- 
ins an activity booth. She also wrote letters to 
Harrisonburg residents informing them about 
jMubilee. On the day of the event, BoUenback photo- 
graphed activities and performances, worked in dif- 
ferent food stations and helped set up and take down 
all the tables and chairs. In the end, everything was 
a success, high hopes for future jMubilees. 

"We use Godwin field for the event, and I would 
love to see it completeh' filled with activity booths," 
said BoUenback. "I think the more clubs we have 
involved, the more awareness there will be around 
campus about jMubilee. And then that could lead to a 
greater turnout and to us raising more money to give 
to the Harrisonburg Mercy House. The whole event 
is about giving back to the Harrisonburg community. 

and I think we could give back more if we can get 
more participation." 

In the end, the day was a success, made evident by 
the smiles of the 1,500 attendants, ages two to 72. "It 
was just a nice way to spend a Saturday afternoon," said 
sophomore Meredith Halvorsen. "I liked seeing little 
kids from around Harrisonburg all running around and 
having a good time, as well as all the entertainment." 

Breaking it down, the 
Breakdance Club entertains 
attendants. Circle K. Safe 
Rides and Zeta Tau Alpha 
were among other clubs that 
participated in the event. 
Photo by Tara Hep/er 

Experiencing a state of 
inebriation, a student wears 
beer goggles to create an 

usion of intoxication. The 
goggles simulated the effects 
of excessive alcohol con- 
sumption. Photo by Taro Hep/er 

jMubilee 1251 


Student groups organize to increase awareness 
of violence against women, by Mindiwesthofr 

Conversing in hushed voices, groups of three 
or four students apiece littered tiie floor of 
Taylor 305 every Tuesday night through- 
out the spring semester. As freshly baked 
cookies made their way around the room, group 
leaders and members planned energeticallv, barely 
able to contain their excitement. Known as the co- 
alition, the men and women behind the 11th annual 
Take Back the Night event were especially eager 
throughout the month of March as the main event 
grew nearer. On March 28, after months of promo- 
tion and fundraising, the night finalh' arrived. 

Take Back the Night, originally called "Reclaim 
the Night," began in 1976 in Belgium as a way to 
spread awareness of sexual violence against women. 
The highlight was a candlelight vigil and march 
through campus, symbolizing women's desire to walk 
through the night without fear of attack. Expanded 
to include the experiences of men and children 
as well. Take Back the Night grew to become an 
international phenomenon as well as an annual 
event at the university. 

Each vear, the Take Back the Nia;ht Coalition 
passed t)ut fl\ers and flooded Potty Mouth with news 
of the event and ways the student body could help. 
A concert was held in Februar)- as a fundraiser for 
the evening, featuring a cappella groups, studeiu 
bands, the Duke Dog and the Breakdance Club. 

1 26 I Features 


In the three days surrounding the main event, the 
Take Back the Night coalition organized a number of 
events students could attend, inchiding a paper doll 
workshop. The entire student body was invited to 
hear Officer Peggy Campbell speak about women's 
safety and the self-defense class RAD, offered by the 
Harrisonburg Police Department. Attendants, most 
of them women, were sriven old magazines to cut 
out words that reminded them of sexual assault. For 
some, creating the dolls provided an outlet for their 
pain, fear and frustration. Many found this process 
to be therapeutic. "Turning our thoughts into images 
was an effective way of dealing with and understand- 
ing our feelings about these kinds of abuses and also 
allowed us a creative outlet to express the emotions 
they conjure up," said junior Laura Goodwyn. The 
dolls were hung throughout campus, three purple 
dolls for each pink doll, to remind students of the 

harrowing statistic that one in four college women 
will be the victim of sexual assault. 

The Office of Residence Life helped provide the 
campus with visual confirmation of the meaning behind 
Take Back the Night. For two days. Transitions was 
transformed into a home for The Clothesline Project, 
another tradition of Take Back the Night. Participants 
"aired their dirty laundry" by painting t-shirts with 
their feelings about sexual assault or their reactions 
to being a friend or family member of a victim. 

The week culminated in the actual Take Back 
the Night program, which included guest Jackson 
Maynard, a male survivor who told his story to a 
filled Grafton-Stovall Theater. Several members of 
the coalition. One in Four and Campus Assault Re- 
sponsE provided the audience with statistics on sexual 
assault and then teamed up to take turns reading 
the lyrics to popular rap songs. The members read 

Shining light on objectifica- 
tion of females, senior Will 
Sellers reads lyrics from 
a popular rap song which 
negatively depicts and de- 
grades women. One in Four, 
a participating organization 
in the event, helped raise 
awareness of sexual violence. 
Photo by Mindi Westhoff 

Lining the walls of Transi- 
tions, T-shirts painted with 
survivors' stories provided 
students with an outlet 
for their emotions. The 
Clothesline Project was 
on display for two days for 
students to view. Photo by 
Mindi Westhoff 

Take Back the Night 1271 


Standing in the entrance 

to Grafton-Stovall Theatre. 

a stop sign displays star and 

moon shapes containing 

messages. People put into 

writing what they wished 

to reclaim for themselves. 

Photo by Mindi Westhoff 

Reading over notes and 

flyers, members of the 

sexual abuse prevention 

group One in Four discuss 

the event's proceedings 

with the coalition. One in 

Four was named for the 

appalling statistic that one in 

four college women will be 

the victim of sexual assault. 

Photo by Mindi Westhoff 

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the lyrics, which used derogatory names for women 
and depicted them giving oral sex or submitting 
themselves to men, on stage to shed light on this 
frequently overlooked issue. 

The evening closed with a candlelight vigil through 
the darkness as participants engaged in silent personal 
reflection. "Take Back the Night betters the JMU 
community because it breaks the silence and lets us 
all be heard," said senior Amber Guthrie. "It is about 
encouragement to stand up for yourself and those you 
care about, continuing the lifelong struggle of surviving 
and supporting those who need comfort." 

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rocka.:' ■e ainidtheebcll: 

Artists and fans unite at 
MACRoCk to celebrate 1 
years of independent music. 

by Sunny Hon 

mainstream music is often criticized 
for its lack of originality. The highly 
commercialized music industry is 
frequent!)' blamed for corrupting the 
artistry of musical ingenuity. While music is a major 
component of the entertainment business, it is also 
a boulevard of expression. Regardless of genre, artists 
use their musical abilities as platforms to bare their 
souls and tell their stories. The Mid-Atlantic College 
Radio Conference (MACRoCk), a festival of musical 
expression, celebrated the spirit of independent music 
and film, personifying this untainted ideal. 

MACRoCk was the brainchild of WXJM, the 
university's student-run radio station, developed in 
1997 in response to the rapidly growing commer- 
cialization of the music industry. The first conference 

Celebrating 10 years of in- 
dependent music, Rocktown 
Weekly advertises the annual 
musical event. The confer- 
ence encouraged participa- 
tion from students and the 
Harrisonburg community. 
Photo by Mindi Westhoff 

Rocking out for indepen- 
dent music fans, lead singer 
Vinnie Carvana of I Am the 
Avalanche performs at The 
Pub. Other performances 
were held both on campus 
and around town. Photo by 
Mindi Westhoff 

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was created as a result of the growing opinion that 
corporate sponsorships and big businesses were not 
and should not be the perimeter for the real meaning 
of music. As homage to music great and small, the 
conference offered a venue for lesser-known musicians 
to play alongside nationally popular artists. Through 
grassroots organizations and a volunteer staff, the 
event promoted not only independent music, but also 
art, intellect, business and culture. It was a unique are- 
na where artists, music labels and fans could interact 
%vith one another and support the music they enjoyed. 
The 350 attendees witnessed 20 inaugural bands kick 
off a decade of independent music in Harrisonburg. 
Elliot Smith was among the acts that performed at the 
first MACRoCk, placing many songs featured in the 
motion picture "Good Will Hunting." 

MACRoCk has continued to promote this arena 
of musical expression. Over the years, the event 
has drawn a plethora of independent and under-pro- 
moted musicians from across the country, includ- 
ing notable bands such as Fugazi, The Appleseed 
Cast and Dashboard Confessional. Young and old 
alike filled the concert halls and allowed the musical 
notes to carry them away. 

This year, on its 10th anniversary, MACRoCk 
took on its most orchestrated undertaking since its 
inception. "We started by breaking up our workload 
among all of the people on committee," said senior 
Jenn Disse, MACRoCk committee member. "Some 
people worked on contacting booking agents for 
the bands we wanted, others worked on contacting 
local businesses for advertising trades. Over 600 ap- 
plications were received to participate in the event, 
resulting in a final list of over 100 performances. 
The festival occurred over a two-day period in 
different locations throughout the university and 
Harrisonburg, such as Court Square Theatre, The 
Pub, Godwin Hall, The Little Grill, Grafton-Stovall 
Theatre and Captain Tee's. Each location hosted 
a different genre of music, including rock, metal, 
mellow rock, hip-hop and hardcore. In addition 

to music, the event also included an independent 
music label exposition, panels to educate and engage 
the attendees and a film festival for independent 
filmmakers. These events were held at different sites 
around campus. The films were shown at Grafton- 
Stovall Theater and the label expo was in Warren 
Hall. For the price of admission, attendees not only 
gained access to great music, but also to the confer- 
ence's many other programs. "One of the events 
that I always love about MACRoCK is the label expo 
that is held on Saturday morning," said Disse. "It is a 
great opportunity to see what is out there in regards 
to grassroots organizations and independent labels." 

Godwin Hall was home to the metal genre. The 
artists played enthusiastically, giving their audience 
the metal fix they craved. Bands like Triac rocked 
the roof off with their edgy sound and powerful 
instrumental excellence. 

Just a few minutes away in downtown Harrisonburg, 
the Court Square Theater hosted the mellow rock 
showcase. Musicians Jonah Matranga and William El- 
liott Whitmore serenaded music lovers crowded into the 
small theater. Such an atmosphere provided an intimate 
concert experience. "I was introduced to MACRoCk 
a few years ago when I was visiting colleges, and I've 
looked forward to the event every year since," said 
junior Royce Soberano. 

Like fast food and baseball, music has always 
been a driving force in American culture. The inno- 
vations of independent music have helped transform 
popular culture since the underground movement of 
jazz and blues. The rise of rock n' roll in the 1950s 
produced an era of new social ideas and tolerance. 
Musical pioneers such as Louis Armstrong, Miles Da- 
vis and Elvis Presley led the way in transforming the 
nation's social climate. While the current major music 
industry is marked by calculated business decisions 
and wordy contracts, MACRoCk has continued to 
celebrate the basic essences of music, expression and 
creativity, showcasing a period in time when musi- 
cians performed for the love of art. 


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Dancing during Greek 

Sing, senior Amy McLaren 

embodies Alpha Phi's "You 

Got Served" theme. Alpha 

Phi started planning its 

routine in the fall and began 

practices in the spring. Photo 

by Mindi Westhoff 

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Greek Week 2006 mixes good times 

with a great cause, hy Stephen Bmwn 


.reek life was on full display to students this 
year. Well, for a week at least. Members 
of the various sororities and fraternities 
spent the week of April 9 reaching out to 
|nt body, raising money for charity and just 
plain old good time. Mardi Gras was the 
week's theme and by no coincidence; it figuratively 
embodied the basic purposes of the events: fun, 
bringing people together and fundraising for Hur- 
ricane Katrina relief. 

Greek Week stressed ideals not always associat- 
ed with sororities and fraternities at universities in 
general. "When I say 'our ideals,' I mean the ideals 
we pledged to uphold as Greeks; good scholarship, 
service to our community, fine character and strong 
friendships, just to name a few," said Panhellenic 
Council President Melinda Harvey. "This allows us 
to be hands-on and reach students that might not 
otherwise hear about or be interested in Greek life 
-^nd-aflowsTis to dispel any^ negativesti 

The week started with Shack-A-Thon, an event 
that subjected Greeks to a rather uncomfortable way 
of living, though it proved to be one of the most 
enjoyable events of the week. Each sorority and fra- 
ternity threw together pieces of cardboard to form 
lawn outside the Festival Conference and Student Cen- 
ter. For four days, each Greek organization manned 
their cobbled shacks at all times with teams consist- 
ing of at least two members. While sturdy shelter 
was hard to come by, food and entertainment were 
more readily available. "It was great to see everyone 
together playing games like volleyball, soccer, foot- 
ball, card games and so on during the daytime," said 
junior Bekah Reiter, a member of Sigma Kappa. 

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Shack-A-Thon, in onl) its second year, gave a 
glimpse of the hardships life can present, frequentl)' 
without warning. Participants, though, had the for- 
tune of being able to walk away at anytime. Each 
shack at Shack-A-Thon had jars set up to collect 
donations for the victims of Hurricane Katrina. Each 
Greek organization also made a monetary contribu- 
tion to be permitted to secure a spot in Shack-A-Thon. 

As if good times and good company weren't enough, 
the sororities and fraternities were awarded points 
throughout the week to determine a Greek Week 
winner. Although some events had clear winners and 
losers, such as Greek Sing, the percentage of each 
organization's members who attended each event 
decided most other point allocations. The chapter 
with the most points at the end of the week was 
declared the winner of Greek Week. 

The week pressed on with the JMU Band Show- 
case on April 13. Those in attendance got a close 
look at some of the musical acts at the university. 
Though the performing bands were required to 
have at least one Greek member, the doors were 
open to anyone who happened to be passing. Despite 
the lack of an actual winner, the showcase highlight- 
ed some of the aspects of a diverse student body. 

Greek Sing was the culmination ot the week's 
festivities, a tradition that has remained over the 
last several years. The best song and dance rou- 
tines the participating sororities and fraternities 
had to offer were performed in Godwin Hall. 
Critiqued by unaffiliated judges in several catego- 
ries, such as best props and best crowd appeal, the 
performers moved and grooved with the desire to 
be named Greek Sing's best, an honor awarded to 
Alpha Sigma Alpha. 

While there were not any significant changes 
made from previous years, there was still plenty of 
fun to be had. The dunk tank during Commons 
Day presented an opportunity for students to dunk 
university staff members and sorority and frater- 
nity presidents. It also tightened student bonds 
through its high-traffic location, bringing more 
students into the fold and promoting Greek unit\- 
among non-Greeks. 

According to Senior Phil Giordano, president of the 
Inter-Fraternity Council (IFC), all profits from the 
events, after deducting the costs of equipment and rent- 
als, went to charity. None of the proceeds went to 
the participating organizations, and their efforts 
led to more than .$2,000 in charitable donations. 


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Gathering on the 
Commons, students sur- 
round the Plinko board 
during Commons Day. The 
Commons served as a venue 
for sororities and fraterni- 
ties to showcase their orga- 
nizations' activities. Photo by 
Mindi Westhoff 

Displaying messages of 

dedication to Hurricane 
Katrina relief, cardboard 
shacks line the lawn in front 
of the Festival Conference 
and Student Center. Deco- 
rating the shacks was a fun 
activity that involved many 
chapter members. Photo by 
Mindi Westhoff 

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^ I 

Assistant Greek Coordinators Kristen Eastman 
and J. P. Smyth organized the entire week's events 
in coordination with Panhellenic Council and 
IPC. While room reservations, fire code permits 
and similar issues were arranged far in advance, 
actual event planning started in January with 
weekly meetings and brainstorming sessions. 

The task was considerable, especially in light 
of the various locations required for each event 
and the large amount of people involved. Even so, 
Greek members generally seemed to react positively 
to the events. "We came together as a community of 
Greeks, and it was a great experience to be a part 
of something like that," said sophomore Fred Rose. 

It was hard to measure the success of an event 
like Greek Week. Attendance was lower than in pre- 
vious years due to the shortened length of the week 
and with Spring Break only a week away. Also, 
there was no quantitative way to measure student 
bonding. However, the Greeks raised thousands of 
dollars for relief efforts, made their presence known 
around campus and entertained themselves and the 
student body, even if it was only jokes made at the 
expense of their blown away, dilapidated shacks. 


We all 
as a 

of Greeks. ^' 

-sophomore Fred Rose 

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starvingfc rattention 


Starving for 


Students increase their awareness of the 
world's hunger problems, by jean Han 

)u are Enrique. You are a 40-vear-old man. 
When the civil \var ended in your home 
country, Guatemala, you returned with 
nearly 130 other families after living in Me\i- 
cj^refugee camps for man\- \ears. \'ou received very 
Imie government assistance, but got some help from 
an Oxfam-funded group to buy some cows so your 
children could have milk. It has been difficult, but \'ou 
are determined to make a new start. 

Students assumed this and several other identities 
during the April 26 Hunger Bantiuet held in the 
Festival Conference and Student Center's Highlands 
Room. Each participant randomh- selected a card ^vith 
a description of his or her new identity and were 
grouped based on these income levels. Students par- 
ticipated in their roles for the diuation of the e\ent 
to experience hunger statistics on a personal level. 
Modeled after a campaign led b)' Oxfam, an 
international non-governmental organization ded- 
icated to eliminating himger and poverty throughout 
the world, the third annual Hunger Banc|uet was 
sponsored h\ Communit\ Ser\'ice-Learning (CS-L) 
as the culminating event of the "Hunger Knows No 
Boimdaries" campaign. The hope was to increase 
awareness of the extent of economic and nutritional 
disparities that exist locally and internationallv. Their 
slogan, "Get a taste of hunger. Come eat like the rest 
t)f the world," exemplified the hunger experienced h\ 
millions ^\•orldwide. 

The vast majority of students were placed in the 
lowest income group and instructed to sit on the floor. 
A smaller group representing the middle-class was 
allowed to sit in chairs, and a verv limited nimiber of 
students were seated at a white, linen-draped dining 
table, representing members of the highest income 
group. During the introduction, CS-L student staff 
members Jill Treacy and Carly Eccles explained that 
the group make-up illustrated the imbalance and 

ineciualit\' of peoples" access to food. "15 percent 
of the world population has access and security to 
70 percent of the world's food," Treacv said. 
Through this exercise, students learned that no 
one is able to choose the circimistances into which 
they are born. "Everyone on earth has the same 
basic needs; it is only our circumstances, where 
we live and the cidture into which we are born, 
that differ," said Eccles. "Some are born into 
relati\e prosperitv and securit^•, while millions, 
through no choice of their own, are born into pov- 
erty. As each of us walked in the door here today, 
we drew our lot at random. Look around, and 
you can see that equality and balance don't exist 
here." Participants learned that hunger was not only 
about having enough food for everyone, but also 
about having access to power and resources. 

Following the distribution demonstration, the 
few luck\ enough to be in the highest income group 
feasted on a steak dinner served with crab cakes, wild 
rice, steamed vegetables and a choice of beverage 
and dessert. Waiters were at their service while they 
dined at the tableclothed table. The middle-income 
group received a meal from a buffet table. Students 
stood in line to receive small helpings of rice, beans 
and bread and butter. There was no fancy table, only 
chairs. The lowest income group was forced to eat on 
the floor and shared a single trav of rice and a water 
container of "toxic water." The largest in vokmie of 
the income groups received the smallest amoimt of 
food. There was barely enough for each person to 
snag a handful of rice. This was an experience that 
ga\e students a realistic picture of the eating condi- 
tions iov nK)st of the world. 

.\fter the banquet meal, participants reflected 
on their recent experiences with one another. A 
representative from each income group was asked 
to stand u|) and share his or her thoughts. Senior 


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Dining in style, select 
students simulate the 
luxuries of a high-income 
lifestyle. These lucky few 
were provided with gener- 
ous amounts of choice foods 
such as steak, wild rice and 
crab cakes. Photo courtesy of 
Community Service Learning 

Eating within their social 
class groups. Hunger Ban- 
quet participants listen and 
learn from event speakers. 
The event, sponsored by 
Community Service- 
Learning, was organized 
to increase awareness of 
poverty and hunger issues. 
Photo courtesy of Community 
Service Learning 

T^•rone White spoke on behalf of the middle-class 
rroup. "It's interesting how the group I was sitting 
in was considered middle class, yet when we think 
of the American middle class, the food that we 
eat isn't the same for [people of the] middle class 
around the world," he said. 

Geography professor Mary Tacy was one of the 
guest speakers at the bancjuet. Tacy had just returned 
from her annual trip to Haiti and shared some of her 
experiences with the audience. She started by clarify- 
ing the different definitions of hunger and describing 
various levels of nourishment. She continued with 
comparisons of the average calorie consumption by 
country, Ethiopia being at the bottom of the list. 
Tacy pinpointed two major issues as the causes 
of hunger. "Bottom line, people are hungry be- 
cause of poverty and the lack of access to clean 
water," she said. 

Oxfam representative Rasa Zimilicki was the 
second guest speaker invited to the banquet. She 
explained the mission of Oxfam and what the orga- 
nization does to reduce hunger around the world. 
Its short-term goal was to provide humanitarian 
relief, but its long-term goal and main focus was 
on grassroots partnerships. "Grassroots partnerships 

is what gives people the ability to become self-suf- 
ficient," she said. Zimilicki also talked about the ef- 
fects of trade on the state of poverty. "Trade can lift 
millions of people out of poverty," she said. "Trade 
affects poverty, hunger and social injustice." In clos- 
ing, she told participants that college students are 
especially capable of facilitating change because they 
have the education and the access to resources that 
many impoverished people do not have. She firmly 
stated that students are the creative source of change. 
So what exactly can college students do? "Help make 
trade fair," Zimilicki concluded. 

Some students came to the Hunger Banquet not 
knowing what to expect, perhaps just looking for a 
free meal. Most left with empty stomachs but with 
something of greater substance to fill their minds. 
They left with a deeper understanding of global 
hunger and poverty, and more importantly, the moti- 
vation to do something about it. 

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Graduates gather to celebrate the 
past and look toward the future. 

by Mindi Westhoff 

ane Showker Field appeared overrun with 
thousands of people to the family mem- 
bers sitting in the highest seats of Bridge- 
forth Stadium on Mav 6. Armed with cell 
phones to locate their loved ones, the 2006 gradu- 
ates were ready with hugs and jo\ous shouts in 
celebration of their last day as college students. 

"For the first time since orientation, the entire 
class was in the same place as we commemorated 
oiu' accomplishments and reflected on the time we 
spent together," said graduate Gear\ Cox. ""It was an 
awesome feeling being with both friends and strang- 
ers, and a little sad since well probably never be 
assembled like that again." 

At 8:30 a.m., the 3,111 graduates from every 
college were led onto the field h\ the undergraduate 
Student Ambassadors. In has become customary 
behavior for Commencement, graduates immediately 
tore out their cell phones, threw one hand up to 
shield their faces from the sun and scanned the stands 
for family members. Many were successful, while 
several continued their search once seated. Somehow, 
among the sea of decorated caps, floating bubbles 
and brighth- colored leis, the class of 2006 managed 
to tjuiet themselves as fellow class member Michele 
Milam began to sing "The Star-Spangled Banner." 

After a brief greeting bv university President 
Linwood H. Rose, graduate Kristin \a\ lor presented 

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Standing out in the crowd, 

celebrates the culmination 
of her college career. This 
creative display of happiness 
attracted photographers 
from The Bluestone. Pho- 
tography Services and The 
Daily News Record. Photo by 
Mindi Westhoff 

Graduation 1431 

Waiting patiently for 

their turn at the podium, 

student speakers and invited 

guests sit on stage at the 

Commencement ceremony 

in Bridgeforth Stadium 

Speakers included the SGA 

president and a Senior Class 

Challenge representative. 

Photo by Mindi Westhoff 

Rose with a check for $19,577.21. The gift was given 
on behalf of the Senior Class Challenge, a program 
designed for seniors to give back to the university 
even before graduation. Over eight percent of the 
senior class participated. 

Former Student Go\ernnient Association President 
VVesIi Spencer took the stage next, both to introduce 
tlie student speaker and to thank tlie students for al- 
lowing him to serve as their student body president. He 
spoke of the university and the feelings he associated 
with it, saying, "There is beauty in the coming together 
of people who care for us, and who have come heie to 
celebrate what we care for. And that's our education." 

Drawing on the memories of her fellow class- 
mates, graduate Katherine Landi, valedictorian of 
the College of Arts and Letters, spoke of traveling in 
packs as freshmen, the many changes to the campus 
and the football team's success in 2004. She com- 
mended her smiling peers on their constant friendl) 
faces, door-holding and general sense of camarade- 
rie, saying, "We stopped being just classmates and 
roommates and students and we became a fainily. 
You can't pinpoint when exactly that moment was, 
but you feel it." 

As Sen. George Allen took the stage, students 
sat in hushed anticipation, waiting to hear what the 
University of Virginia (UVa) graduate had to say. A 
man who considered James Madison his philosophical 
hero, Allen earned both an imdergraduate degree in 
history and a law degree from UVa. After serving 
in the Virginia House of Delegates, Allen was elected 
governor of Virginia and then senator in 2000. Allen 
warmed up the graduating class with jokes before 
mging them to "keep Virginia and America a strong, 
\ ibrant and forward-moving place." Specifically 
commending those students who hel])ed rebuild after 
Hurricane Katrina, Allen attributed the spirit 
of JMU to their supportive families. Sen. Allen 

also praised the graduates of the College of Inte- 
grated Science and Technology for their contribu- 
tion to the nation's aspiration of becoming "the 
world capital of innovation." After informing the 
student boch that his daughter woidd be attending 
the imi\ersit\ in the fall, Allen pleaded with them, 
sa}ing "Don't hold me against her." 

After the K)ni])leti()n of the doctoral and master 
degrees |3resentations, Pro\t)st and \'ice President 
for Academic Affairs Douglas Brown addressed the 
graduating seniors once more with directions for 

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individual college ceremonies. As Milam sang the 
alma mater, the graduates stood silently, reflecting 
on the years passed. The wind symphony played the 
recessional, signifying the end of commencement 
as parents flooded the field. Roses in one hand, cam- 
eras in the other, family members rushed toward 
their graduates with both tears and laughter. 

"Graduation day was a surreal experience four 
years in the making," said graduate Bree Mills. "For 
the first time, I thought that four years was just not 
long enough! Today, I'm proud of my alma mater and 
know that wherever I go, Madison will be with me." 

Accepting her diploma, an 

exhilarated College of Arts 
and Letters (GAL) graduate 
shakes hands with an admin- 
istrator on Hillside Field. 
Due to its size, CAL held 
Commencement ceremonies 
on both Hillside Field and the 
Quad. Photo by Mindi Westhoff 

Showcasing their exquisitely 

decorated caps, graduates 
wait to receive their diplomas. 
The unique caps helped 
parents identify their students 
among the large crowd. Photo 
by Mindi Westhoff 

Waving excitedly, graduate 

locates her parents amid the 
sea of enthusiastic families. 
Although students of all 
majors were included in the 
main ceremony, they were 
divided and seated by col- 
lege. Photo by Mindi Westhoff 

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Incoming freshmen are welcomed 
with five days of orientation activities. 

by Elizabeth Carpenter 

think of it as boot camp, complete with train- 
ing, superior officers, good square meals and 
even a uniform. In preparation for fresh- 
man move-in day and 1787 Orientation, the 
Orientation Program Assistants (OPAs) and First 
yeaR Orientation Guides (FROGs) were rigorously 
trained and made ready to orient the 3,700 recent 
high school grads to a whole new world of D-Hall, 
dorms, book-buying and bus schedules. 

OPAs spent the summer in a fog of purple and 
white stripes while the FROGs received two loud 
yellow shirts and three long days of preparation 
before the freshmen arrived in August. Through all 
this, they were pumping up their Madison spirit and 
storing the energy they would need to survive 14- 
hour days and the cheek muscles necessary to keep 
perpetual smiles on their faces. This was only a 
glimpse of what the OPAs and FROGs experienced 
before the anticipated arrival of the eager class of 2010. 
Ralph Waldo Emerson said, "Nothing was ever 
accomplished without great enthusiasm," and that 
was exactly the attitude keeping the university afloat 
during the orientation process. Sophomore Sarah 
Rotruck, a FROG, said that she had "never met so 
many people completely committed and enthusiastic 
about making an impact at their school and other 
people's lives." 

On August 23, the freshman class moved into 
the university among a sea of mayhem with tightly 
packed cars and over-crowded dorm rooms. 

Orientation 147! 


Bonding during orienta- 
tion, four freshmen girls sing 
karaoke to "My Heart Will 
Go On." Freshmen had the 
opportunity to have a little 
fun after Meadow Mania 
while waiting for Jimmy's 
Mad Jam to begin. Photo by 
Mindi Westhoff 

Participating in "The 
Duke Is Right," upper- 
classmen perform a skit 
that parodies a best-hits 
compilation about alcohol 
awareness. "The Duke Is 
Right" was an annual part 
of orientation presented by 
R.E.A-C.H, peer educators. 
Photo by Mindi Westhoff 

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Gliding through the air in a 
harness, junior Berna Mazon 
jumps off a trampoline dur- 
ing Meadow Mania. This new 
event included numerous 
moon bounces, inflatable 
slides and castles. Photo by 
Mindi Westhoff 

Enticing the crowd, a 
FROG prepares to throw 
purple beads into the sea of 
freshmen in Bridgeforth Sta- 
dium. After freshmen were 
welcomed into the stadium 
by the marching band, they 
awaited the beginning of 
their first pep rally as Dukes. 
Photo by Mindi Westhoff 

The freshmen and their families witnessed the 
infamous FROG Dance and received a short wel- 
come from university President Linwood H. Rose 
at the Convocation Center during the University 
Welcome that afternoon. 

The next day included a mix of academia and fun, 
topped off by a competitive, costumed audience at "The 
Duke Is Right," a popular event created to increase 
knowledge about alcohol use and sexual and health put 
on by the R.E.A.C.H. Peer Educators annually. Friday 
morning hosted the pell-mell, campus-wide scavenger 
hunt designed to orient freshmen to the layout of the 
university. The night ended with a pep rally in Bridge- 
forth Stadium to truly expose the initiates to the "I 
Bleed Purple" mentality of the university. 

Activities during 1787 were designed to make 
the class of 2010 feel truly welcome. Freshman 
Patrick Gracey described his experience, saying, 
"I learned my way around the campus and felt 

as though I belonged at JMU." At first, however, 
Gracey had been skeptical and unenthusiastic about 
the orientation process as a whole, but ended up 
attending many of the optional events. 

Feeling comfortable at the university also meant 
getting to know the much-anticipated random 
roommate. During a program called "The Naked 
Roommate," columnist and author Harlan Co- 
hen detailed, through song, all of the potentially 
awkward situations that could arise when living 
with a stranger. 

The main attraction of the evening was a perfor- 
mance by hypnotist Michael C. Anthony. Anthony 
randomly selected students from the audience to 
hypnotize. Much to the amazement of the audience, 
Anthony made students fall in love with broomsticks, 
believe they were in a tropical location and even 
hold their legs out perpendicular to their body for 
over 20 minutes. 

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Coming together, freshmen 
Laura Rogers and Natalie 
Kowalski dance in the middle 
of the circle of their FROG 
group during the 1787 picnic. 
FROG groups played many 
icebreakers throughout ori- 
entation to get to know each 
other. Photo by Mindi Westhoff 

Taking the field, the March- 
ing Royal Dukes kick off the 
pep rally for the class of 2010. 
At the pep rally, students 
learned the fight song and 
saw performances by cheer- 
leaders, the Dukettes and 
the Marching Royal Dukes. 
Photo by Mindi Westhoff 

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Saturday was filled bv the only university tests 
that did not require studying: assessments. These 
evaluations were designed to measure the effective- 
ness of the university's general education program. 
Following assessments, the freshmen were given a 

i proverbial spoonful of sugar to revive them after 
three hours of exams and to celebrate the beginning 
of their college careers. Meadow Mania was held 
on the Festival Lawn and included music, inflata- 
bles and free food. 

1787 Orientation came to a close on Sunday with 
a final goodbye at Freshman Convocation. The five 
days FROGs spent with the freshmen included qual- 
ity time developing relationships with each other and 
new students, as well as creating a bond the fresh- 
men would carry on throughout their entire college 
experience. Senior Mike Keith, a FROG, said that 
1787 was vital to the university. "It allows [the fresh- 
men] to build friendships before they ever step foot 
in a classroom," he said. "There has to be a reason 
that this university is rated one of the happiest and 
friendliest campuses in America, and I think that 
1787 Orientation and the attitudes it instills are a 
big part of that." 

Freshman Orientation was a time of change and 
transition from one chapter in life to another. The 
name "1787" was coined from the year James Madi- 
son and fellow Founding Fathers wrote the United 
States Constitution, symbolizing the beginning of a 
new America. Sophomore Ashley Smith, an OPA, 
summed up the motto of 1787, saying, "Here at JMU 
we strive to be the change, and after being exposed to 
1787, the students have the ultimate drive to do so." 

1787 was unique to the university not only in its 
purpose but also in its very existence. Think back 
to freshman year and try to imagine how different 
the acclimation process would have been without 
the orientation staff. Freshman Dan Albis described 
the role of the FROG in this way: "I knew I could 
always call them with any questions I had. If they 
didn't have the answer, they made sure to tell me 
where I could find it." 

Being involved in orientation meant taking re- 
sponsibility for other people's experiences and their 
first impressions of the university. Participants in ori- 
entation agreed that it felt great to know they were 
actively making a difference in someone else's life 
and providing the freshmen with experiences they 
would value throughout their time at the university. 

Imitating Michael Jackson's "Thriller" 
moves, OPAs Ashley Smith and Christopher 
Ellis teach eager freshmen the infamous 
FROG dance. While OPAs were more in- 
volved with Summer Springboard orientation, 
they trained and supervised the hundreds 
of FROGS during 1787. Photo by Mindi 
Westhoff Performing for the crowd. FROGs 
demonstrate their opening dance before 
inviting the freshmen to join them. This dance 
was performed for parents and students at 
the University Welcome on move-in day. 
Photo by Mindi Westhoff Sporting themed 
costumes, freshmen dance while waiting for 
the third showing of "The Dul<e is Right" to 
begin. Freshmen dressed in the most creative 
costumes bettered their chances of getting on 
stage during the show. Photo by Mindi Westhoff 

Orientation 1 5 1 


Fans get pumped for famous musical 
guests to take center stage. 

1 52 I Features 

O.A.R. by Maria Nosal 

as the lights dimmed and the music started, 
the crowd in the Convocation Center 
exploded with energy. The students were 
packed into the gym on April 6, waiting 
for the band they selected to take the stage. 

"When I heard O.A.R. was coming to JMU I was 
excited because I had never seen them perform," said 
senior Kate Ardolino. 

When the time came to decide which band to 
bring for the spring concert, the University Program 
Board (UPB) decided to let the students choose. 

"The process that the musical events commit- 
tee went through for that show was to survey the 
students on who they would like to see the most," 
said senior Katie Kindig, former director of musical 
events for UPB. "We had an online poll on the UPB 
website that we advertised intensely all over campus 
and we also had hard copy surveys completed." 

Students completed the survey by choosing from 
seven bands selected by UPB's Musical Events Com- 
mittee. The committee chose bands based on genre, 
popularity and availability. After the voting was 
completed, UPB tallied the votes and placed a bid 
with the winning band. 

"We felt that surveying the students was the 
most fair way to indicate who the students wanted," 
said Kindig. 

O.A.R., which stood for "Of A Revolution," first 
came to the university in 2001 and played at Wilson 
Hall. This time, a much larger crowd greeted them, 
which was no longer something foreign to the band. 

Originally from Rockville, Md., O.A.R. had been 

making a name for itself by touring colleges since 
1997. It had released seven albums, including three 
live collections. The band's third album, "Risen," 
debuted as No. 11 on the Billboard top Internet sales 
charts in 2001. O.A.R. was known for its energetic 
shows, jam style songs and lyrics to which college 
students could easily relate. 

The tour, sponsored by Major League Baseball 
(MLB) and Sony Playstation, offered a unicjue oppor- 
tunity for students before the show. In an area similar 
to a club house set up outside the Convocation Cen- 
ter gym, students could demo the new video game 
"MLB '06: The Show," whose soundtrack featured 
O.A.R. Students could also participate in contests 
and giveaways. 

The sponsorship also allowed for more creativity 
from the band. Huge screens and elaborate lighting 
added details to the performance. 

The opening band. Army of Me, took the stage 
at 8 p.m. This was the first show of its tour with 
O.A.R., which continued through May and included 
12 shows. "I'm just really excited about getting in 
front of all the people at JMU and showing them 
what Army of Me is all about," said lead singer 
Vince Scheuerman. "We just recorded our best 
record ever and I think it's great. I'm really excited 
for people to hear it." 

The half-hour set included songs from their new 
album, the band's debut with Atlantic Records. They 
performed "Perfect," "Still Believe in You" and "Go- 
ing Through Changes," a song also featured in "MLB 
06: The Show." 

Speaking to the crowd at 
the Convocation Center, 
lead singer Marc Roberge 
of O.A.R. prepares to begin 
another set. Roberge and 
drummer Chris Culos co- 
founded the band in 1996. 
Photo by Mindi Westhoff 

Watching in amazement. 
a group of excited audience 
members enjoys the musical 
entertainment of Custer. 
The band was known for 
its unique sound, which 
included a combination of 
acoustic guitars, drums, 
bongos and cymbals. Photo by 
Mindi Westhoff 

UPB Concerts 1531 


Guitarist Brad Tiirsi, a universit\' alumnus, never 
thougiit lie would end up pia\ iug at the Convocation 
Center. "Brad told us lie had seen shows there, and 
now for us to be playing on that stage is just exciting. 
It's a great opportunity," said Scheuerman. 

The band, originally from Washington D.C., had 
been together since 1999. The show helped to build 
excitement as students found their way into their 
seats for the main performance. 

At 9 p.m., O.A.R. took the stage with lights flash- 
ing and intensifying the energy as saxophone player 
Jerry DePizzo played a solo. The two-hour set began 
with "52-50" from the band's newest album, "Stories of a 
Stranger." The set ended with an encore, includ- 
ins "Dakota" and a 20-minute \'ersion of their most 
popular song, "Crazy Game of Poker." "The concert 
was fun and I was pretty impressed by their live show," 
said Ardolino. 

For fans, the set was a perfect mix of old and new 
songs. It included some of the bands most popular songs 
such as "I Feel Home," "Anyway" and "Hey Girl," as 
well as multiple songs from their new album and a 
cover of U2's "Bloody Sunday." 

"My favorite part of the O.A.R. concert was 
how they played songs from their newest album, and 
when thev introduced a new song of theirs called 
'The Stranger,"" said senior Kristen Maher. "Overall 
I would say that the concert was one of the best I've 
been to at JMU." 

The concert proved to be a good time and a suc- 
cess both for students and UPB. "I believe the show 
was amazing and both the students and UPB members 
were very satisfied with the turnout," said Kindig. 
"The Convocation Center was packed with scream- 
ing fans. This concert displayed the energy that realh' 
represents a good JMU show." 

GUSter ty KaHe FitzGerald 

Satisfied fans went home with a smile after 
Guster and openers Eddie Cain Irvin and Copeland 
rocked the Convocation Center on Oct. 9. Each 
band brought a different sound to the stage and as 
heads bobbed and cameras flashed, the concert was 
a huge success. 

What concert-goers probably did not realize was 
the amount of preparation recjuired to organize such 
an exciting event. UPB volunteers spent manv hoius 
during the days before the event building the stage, 
putting up lights, getting the speakers ready and trans- 
forming the Convocation Center into a concert haven. 

Looking out across the 

packed Convocation 

Center, bass player Ben| 

Gershman strums his guitar 

Gershman was an original 

member of O.A.R. Photo by 

Mindi Westhoff 

Despite the immense amount of work that went 
into the setup, UPB Vice President of Marketing 
and Commimications Jeremy Paredes said, "Aside 
from the concert itself, setup and take down was 
one of the easiest I've ever been a part of. We got 
out in record time after the concert and had a great 
time doing it." 

The university's own Eddie Cain Irvin and band 
members senior Phil Saraceno and junior John Kro- 
nstain started the show. Though it was not a packed 
house, their talent and energy blew the crowd away, i 
"It's good to know we're accomplishing things," said 
Irvin, who signed a contract with 80 One Records 
last year and had just released his first CD a week 
before the concert. 

"Thev have the dri\e and passion and I could 
not be more proud of them," said Maleika Cole, di- 
rector of 80 One Records. "I'm like a proud mama." 

Irvin, who had been playing piano since the age 
of five and writing songs since 10th grade, played 
a short, energized set. Each song had a different 
sound, full of beautifully-synergized piano melo- 
dies that kept people's attention. "The stage looked 
enormous," said Kronstain. "But it felt professional 
being up there." 

As more people filed into the Convocation 
Center, Copeland took the stage. Despite the lead 
singer's illness who said, "Sorry you have to hear 
me cracking notes," they still put on a solid |Der- 
formance that attracted an enthusiastic crowd that 
danced and sang along. 

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UPB Concerts I 55 1 


"I was impressed that he sounded so good," said 
senior Jacob Wilson. "You could only tell he was 
sick when he was talking." 

The Copeland lead singer seemed to be reading 
the audience's mind when he asked, "You guys stoked 
to see the mightv Guster?" as the crowd cheered in 
anticipation for the headliner. Results from an online 
survey sponsored by UPB ranked Guster as one of the 
top five choice bands students wanted to see perform. 
"We were very excited when we heard Guster 
could come," said junior Haley Rice, UPB Market- 
ing Committee member. 

After about 45 minutes, the lights finallv illumi- 
nated the stage, signaling Guster "s entrance. The en- 
tire floor was packed with people and when Guster 
appeared, everyone started screaming and jumping 
while cameras flashed like paparazzi. "If you can't 
sing, then scream, because tonight's the night," said 
lead singer Ryan Miller as the band began. 

"It was the last night of their tour," said freshman 
Keely Flynn. "So they were really high on energy and 
they played the perfect mix of old and new stuff." 

Some songs were refurbished for the live 
performance. Miller sang into a modulator for 
"Airport Song," and a banjo melody played by 
touring member Joe Pisapia accompanied "Barrel 
of a Gun." Other fan favorites that had everyone 
singing were "What You Wish For," "Diane" and 
"Center of Attention." As the chords to the slow, 
melodic song "Demons" started, the entire room 
lit up with cell phone lights as students held 
them up and swayed back and forth. 

Each band member brought something unique 



Showing her support 

for the band. Tiffany Mink 
wears a Guster T-shirt to 
help promote sales for the 
band- All of the perform- 
ing bands' merchandise 
was available for purchase 
by concert-goers. Photo by 
Mmdi Westhoff 

Leaning into the micro- 
phone, Ouster's lead singer 
Ryan Miller sings to the 
crowd. The original mem- 
bers of Guster met in 1992 
at Tufts University. Photo by 
Mindi Westhoff 


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to the concert. Drummer Brian Rosenworcel's 
combination of bongos and cymbals played with his 
bare hands and Miller's goofy sense of humor when 
he asked the crowd to "dig deep and pull out your 
inner co\vbells for this song" both helped to get the 
crowd pumped. 

"I think Guster is one of the greatest live bands I 
have ever seen," said senior Samantha Engler. "They 
are just so intense and enthusiastic live. Listening to 
their CDs, as wonderful as they are, can never come 
close to comparing to how they are live." 

After playing a two-hour, 14-song set. Miller 
made no pretenses that their encore was going to be 
spontaneous and asked the crowd to do a Queen-st)'le 
boom-boom-clap cheer to get them back on. Though 
it didn't really work out the way he asked, Guster 
came back for its encore with as much energy as 
they had in the beginning of their set. 

"For the concert itself, I was very happy. The 
numbers were great, and while we did not have a 
sold-out crowd, I think everyone there had the great- 
est time," said Paredes. "It was great seeing the crowd 
looking up from the floor; everyone was on their feet 
once Guster hit the stage. That made it all worth it." 

UPB Concerts 1571 

5 years of ^eOiMi 

Students take time to remember the events of September ^ 
1 1 on the fifth anniversary, byvictona shehr 

Addressing students and 
faculty at Grafton-Stovall The- 
atre, senior 
elicits emotions as he speaks 
about the unity of Americans 
proceeding September II 
As president of the Muslim 
Student Association, Mansur 
also stressed the importance 
of accepting all cultures. Photo 
by Mindi Westhoff 

September 11 will forever be linked witl: tiie 
terrorist attacks that befell the nation in 2001. 
For the fifth anniversar)', students. faciilt\ and 
members of the Harrisonburg community 
united to commemorate the lives lost in the trials of a 
national tragedw 

The Student Government Association (SGA) 
sponsored the evening's main commemoration e\ent 
held in Grafton-Stovall Theatre. The program 
hosted several speakers organized bv senior Michael 
Dreyfuss, recipient of the 2006-2007 undergraduate 
fellowship on terrorism, awarded by the Foundation 
for the Defense of Democracies. 

Featured guest speaker Captain Roberta Lavin 
emphasized the importance of preparedness in 
national crisis situations such as September 1 1 . La\in 

was chief of staff 
in the U.S. Depart- 
ment of Health and 
Human Services' 
Office of Public 
Health Emergency 
Preparedness and 
pointed out some 
critical things to 
remember in emer- 
gencv situations. 

Lavin suggested 
looking at emer- 
gency preparedness 
hom an academic 
pers]3ective and apphing those skills to respond to 
disaster situations. "Scientists, doctors and nurses all 
have the skills needed to prevent disaster," she said. 
"Your first responder is going to be the person sitting 
next to you. That is why it is so important for the 
entire school and community to learn basic first aid. " 
Lavin also emphasized that promoting hate or fear 
will not prevent terrorism. "We should instead trv to 
understand other people's differences," she said. 
Acceptance was another common theme shared 
by all speakers at the commemoration event. In addi- 
tion to Lavin, universitv President Linvvood H. Rose 

and senior Samier Mansur, president of the Muslim 
Student Association, also spoke. "9/11 may have 
made us more cautious and even suspicious of other 
cultures, but our responsibility is to bridge the gaps 
of diversity," Rose said. He added that the university 
has an important commitment to mutual respect and 
appreciation for other cultures. 

Rose reminded the audience of the feelings 
and emotions experienced that day. "The people 
of America became united in a very significant 
way," he said. "We hugged a little tighter that day. 

"As time passes our memories will become hazier, 
but we shouldn't feel guilty about that," Rose con- 
cluded. "It's the body's way of dealing with it." 

Similarl)-, Mansur encouraged the audience to be 
"critical, passionate and vigilant." 

"A beautiful moment emerged when we put aside 
oin- differences for once to mourn," Mansur said. 
"What became of that harmony?" 

Calling September 11 the "trauma of our genera- 
tion," Mansin- asked the audience to consider what 
its legacy will become. "Let it be a legacy of hope; 
a lasting good," he said. 

At the end of the program, Dreyfuss invited 
the audience to the Commons for a candle lighting 
ceremony in memory of those who were killed in the 
tragedy. Students and other members of the commu- 
nity gathered on the Commons to share fire from the 
candles. A moment of silence ensued and emotions ran 
high as the candles flickered in the autumn breeze. 

For some students, tears fell quickh- as images 
of September 11 replaved. Reflecting on where she 
was when the news broke, junior Rebecca Dixon 
recalled asking the critical question, "Evervbody's 
getting out, right?" 

Freshman Emily Weidner said she initially 
thought the news broadcast was a movie. "Some of 
us didn't even know what the trade centers were," she 
said, "but ^\■e knew something big had happened." 

In addition to the main commemoration event, 
political science and justice studies professor Glenn 
Hastedt presented "9/11 Five Years Later: The Fate 
of Intelligence Reform." In the lecture. Hastedt 

1 58 I Features 

discussed the element of surprise on September 1 1 
and \vh\' these tragedies came as a surprise to United 
States inteUigence. "Analysts did not connect the 
dots," he said. 

Since September 11, Hastedt said domestic poli- 
tics have triumphed over international politics. "The 
9/11 families lobbied to get a reform in the White 
House," he said. "Intelligence problems are ine\ita- 
ble. Surprise happens in spite of warning. Intelligence 
comes in pieces." Those missing pieces are replaced 
by intuition, self-confidence and the knowledge that 
histor\' repeats itself. 

So is another September 11 possible? "Yeah. 
Surprise ^sill happen. We" 11 be surprised again," 
Hastedt said. "Intelligence is not fortune telling," 
he added. "What intelligence can tell us is trends, 
breakpoints, the decisions being made and how oth- 
ers will react to things." 

"Terrorism is still a threat," said Dre\fuss. The 
fifth anniversary commemoration, ho\\e\er. was 
designed to provide an outlet for emotions and re- 
flection. "It's a time for remembrance. There is not 
so much of a political objective," Dre)'fuss added. 

SGA President Brandon Eickel was pleased 
^vith the turnout and glad to organize the memo- 
rial event. "I appreciate that people cared enough to 
come out tonight for the fifth anniversary. I see how 
people were personally affected and I'm glad that 
this event allowed them to remember and reflect," 
Eickel said. 

Terrorism gives no warning. No one can predict 
when, where or even why it strikes. We can trv to 
reform intelligence or learn basic first aid and emer- 
gency preparedness, but the one thing emphasized 
was that we all should make an effort to welcome 
diversity and embrace each other's differences. 

Honoring lives lost in the 
tragedy, students participate 
in a candle-lighting ceremony 
on the Commons. The events 
enabled students to reflect 
on the importance of being 
prepared for an emergency. 
Photo by Mindi WesthofjT 

9/1 I Remembrance 1591 

Potential new members 
experience the many faces 

of sisterhood, by Chnsme Hulse 

September 4 kicked off the beginning of Greek 
recruitment witii an explosion of Greek let- 
ters and recruitment T-shirts all over campus. 
Members of Panhellenic Council manned the 
sign-u]> table on the Commons and registered over 
600 women hoping to join one of the university's 
eight sororities. 

Any woman interested in going through recruit- 
ment filled out an application, paid a registration fee 
and was later put into a group under the leadership 
of a rho chi. Rho chis were older sorority members 
responsible for directing the potential new members 
(PNMs) through recruitment, keeping them up 
to date on information and serving as their mentors. 
Each rho chi was disaffiliated from her chapter for 
the month surrounding recruitment and did not 
reveal her chapter to any PNM. 

"My favorite part of recruitment was meeting all 
of the wonderful girls in my rho chi group," said 
sophormore Macon Hollister. "I loved everyone 
and I really felt like it was a great way to meet 
such a random group of girls." 

Recruitment began on September 14, following 
the previous day's orientation during which the PNMs 
met their rho chis and learned about recruitment's 
mutual selection process. During round one, which 
took place over a two-day period, the PNMs visited 
every sorority house on Greek row and then ranked 
each house according to preference. Each subsequent 
day allowed the PNMs to return to fewer houses, 
spending increasingly more time in each. 

The atmosphere during recruitment made it a 
unique and interesting experience. Anyone walking 
down Greek Rt)w encountered scores of women 
camped out witii their rho chis or waiting in line to en- 
ter one ot the houses. There were radios, lawn chairs 
and blankets on the grass, topped with a mountain of 
purses, schoolbooks and snacks. 

Right before each round started, the houses opened 
their doors and sorority members began chanting 
their respective songs. Whistles were blown in unison 
all along the row as the PNMs filed into the houses. 
Once inside, they were paired up with a sister and 
led to the basement. There were countless sisters 

Sitting in a circle of PNMs. 
senior , a rho 

chi, explains the recruitment 
process. Many of the women 
participating in recruitment 
looked to their rho chis for 
guidance throughout the pro- 
cess. Photo by Mindt Westhoff 

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Blowing her whistle, 
Panhellenic President 

indicates the 
beginning of a round. Each 
sorority introduced its philan- 
thropy to PNMs during round 
two. Photo by Mindi Westhoff 

Giving a warm welcome, 
President and 

Vice President of Membership 
Stephanie Myers greet women 
as they enter the Delta Delta 
Delta house. PNMs placed 
their name cards in a basket 
as a record of their visit. Photo 
by Mindi Westhoff 

Recruitment 1611 


Cheering and clapping, the 
sisters of Sigma Sigma Sigma 
welcome new members into 

the house on Bid Cel. Rho chis 
were also re-affiliated with 

their sororities on this exciting 
night. Photo by Mindi Westhoff 

Embracing in excitement, 
Zeta Tau Alpha sister 

. '_ . - 1 congratulates a 

new member on joining the 

sorority. After five days of 

recruitment, both new and 

existing members expressed 

their joy at its completion. 

Photo by Mindi Westhoff 

Grabbing new member 
Caley Smith by the arm. Zeta 
Tau Alpha sister Whitney 
Gee leads her into the house 
on Bid Cel. The evening 
marked the culmination of 
the recruitment process. 
Photo by Mindi Westhoff 

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lining the hallway and stairwell, smiling and still 
chanting. The PNMs were offered refreshments and 
finger foods as they conversed with the sisters, trying 
hard not to shout above the racket. 

"My favorite part of being a sister during recruit- 
ment is being able to meet all of the girls and think- 
ing, 'This could be my little sister!' It's just a really 
exciting, though exhausting, experience," said sopho- 
more Tiffany Mothershead, a member of Alpha Phi. 
"I went through recruitment last year to meet people, 
I just had no idea how many I would meet!" 

Most of the houses made an effort to help each 
PNM meet as many sisters as possible during her time 
in the house so she would have a good idea of each 
sorority's dynamics. The chanting resumed as the 
PNMs left the house and returned to their rho chis. 

"Going into the first house for the first time was 
so intimidating. I had so many butterflies in my 
stomach as each house sang and cheered for their 
chapter," said sophomore Katie Shaffer. "I received 
wonderful impressions of the sisters in the first house 
and every house I went to; every chapter presented 
something different and wonderful." 

Finding out to which houses each PNM would 
return was a significant part of the recruitment 
process. After the first round, PNMs returned to up 

to six houses during round two, up to four during 
round three and finally, up to two on preference 
night. Each day, the rounds got longer, allowing for 
more intimate interaction between the sisters and 
PNMs. On September 19, the women who accepted 
bids joined their future sisters for Bid Celebration. 

"I was a nervous wreck waiting for each callback! 
I never knew exactly when I was supposed to hear 
from my rho chi and would hop online and ask other 
people who were rushing if they had heard anything 
yet and where they were going for the day," said Shaf- 
fer. "I clutched my phone very tightly and it did not 
leave my side until I received that important phone call." 

It was truly a multi-dimensional experience. The 
PNMs experienced many aspects of the sororities: 
they met individual sisters, saw pictures of house life, 
learned about each chapter's philanthropy, played 
get-to-know-you games and watched skits and songs 
performed by the sisters. For instance, Delta Gamma 
put on its own "American Idol" show, complete with 
sister judges and performers. Alpha Phi did a skit 
based on "Project Runway" and performed its own 
version of Paris Hilton's "Stars Are Blind." "I en- 
joyed our skit. It was so fun to watch over and over 
again!" said Mothershead. 

Throughout the week of recruitment, the unity 
between all the sororities was evident. Sisters from 
each chapter sported unity T-shirts with the message, 
"You'll enjoy the ride, regardless of which wave you 
catch" on the back. The houses chose to be coopera- 
tive and supportive of each other instead of fueling 
competition on the row. 

"It was the best feeling in the world to open the 
bid and finally end the anticipation of where you 
were going to be," said Shaffer. "Going into the 
house and down into the basement and hearing all 
your sisters cheer for you and hug you was incred- 
ible and one of the greatest moments in my life." 






fine by me 

the uncertainty felt by the members of Madi- 
son Equahty proved unnecessary as the Stu- 
dent Government Association (SGA) senate 
voted unanimously to give front end budget 
(FEB) status to the group. 

Though Madison Equality, formerly known as 
Harmony, had been on campus for more than 30 
years, it was not until this year that it qualified 
for FEB status. The group, dedicated to bettering 
the lives of the campus" lesbian, ga\-, bisexual and 
transgender (LGBT) community, was required to 
illustrate its impact on the university community 
through presentations to SGA budget committees 
and the senate to receive the financial support. The 
group was also the first organization to receive FEB 
status since the 1970s. 

"It was kind of unreal to have that validity from 
our peers," said senior R.J. DeSmedt, co-president of 
Madison Equality. "It was a very strong moment of 
unit)- to ha\'e them say it's as important to them as we 
think it is. It's a step in the right direction." 

Madison Equality was a major player in the 
spring's weeklong Ga)'MU event. Included was a da\' 
of silence during which members of Madison Equal- 

iJ^i \^ : 

ity refused to speak. This event hoped to symbolicalh 
demonstrate how often homosexuality was forced 
into secrecy because of intolerance. Members also 
carried signs with statistics showing the percentage 
of LGBT students who had been harassed or forced 
to keep silent about their sexual orientation at some 
point in their lives. The day ended when students 
were invited to break the silence and listen to people 
share their experiences with others. 

"It really was a great way to voice our opinion 
without talking about it," said senior Emily Watson. 
"I really liked that faculty and staff also got involved 
to show their support for the LGBT community." 

GayMU also gave the campus a look inside the 
lives of homosexual couples and their children with 
the black and white photography exhibit "Love 
Makes a Family," displayed in Carrier Library 
throughout the week. 

The week ended with 'gay? fine by me' day when 
students wore their T-shirts displaying the slogan in 
support of the homosexual community. Financed 
by the LGBT and Ally Education Program, the 
event was organized largely by members of Madison 
Equality and drew hundreds of participants, mam- of 

^ ^^ »7 "«.^.. 

p ^nrO 

Reflecting the theme 

of the day, shirts and pins 

lay on a table for students 

during 'gay? fine by me' 

day. Discussions were held 

as part of the event and 

allowed students to share 

their experiences, Photo by 

Mindi Westhoff 



i •-!1' 





^av? i 

I 64 I Features 

students show their support for the lesbian, gay, bisexual 
and transgender community, by Mmdiwesthoff 

Madison Equality i 65 1 


Watching the chosen 
speaker, a group of students 
attend the opening ceremony 
of the weeklong GayMU event 
sponsored by Madison Equal- 
ity. The week started at 5p,m, 
with an opening ceremony 
on the Commons, featuring 
faculty member Chris Gates- 
man as the first speaker. Photo 
by Mindi Westhoff 

SiTxrNG in a circle, members 
of Madison Equality discuss 
their experiences with 
students in Hillary Wing- 
Richards' Introduction to 
Women's Studies Class. Panel 
topics included the Marriage 
Amendment, gender roles, 
stereotypes and individual 
coming-out stories. Photo by 
Mindi Wesihoff 

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whom were not members of the ckib. At noon, stu- 
dents gathered for a group photo in the shirts, \vhich 
was later posted on the national website. More than 
500 new shirts were given out, vasth' increasing the 
total number of shirts distributed. 

"We've done a lot of fundraising to afford the 
T-shirts," said junior Kristen Brady, co-president 
of Madison Equality. "We don't want people to 
have to pay for them." 

In addition to GayMU week, the club partici- 
pated in National Coming-Out day on Oct. 11. To 
give students an outlet for their views, Madison 
Equality sponsored a discussion panel and encour- 
aged students to wear their 'gay? fine by me' shirts. 
Junior Rachael Flood, educational coordinator of 
Madison Equality, organized weekly panels for a 
variety of classroom and dorm events during which 
club members answered questions about their views 
on homosexuality and the trials they faced. 

"Man)' times, we have students randomly ap- 
proach the panelists on campus in order to thank 
[them] and let them know that they understand 
[LGBT] issues and the community better than 
before," said Flood. 

Madison Equality also organized a team to par- 
ticipate in Relay for Life. Taking a peculiar twist on 
fundraising, the club embraced the Save Fluffy Cam- 
paign, which consisted of a stuffed bear in a cage. 
Participants voted for Fluffy to survive or perish with 
their monetar)' donations. The money raised went to 
cancer research. 

Along with Intervarsity Christian Fellowship, the 

club co-sponsored a 5K run for AIDS. Due to the 
\ery different nature of the two organizations, mem- 
bers of Madison Equality felt the impact the event 
had on the community would be much more potent. 

"We made the greatest strides this year, meet- 
ing as two executive boards," said Brady. "The main 
purpose is to put our differences aside and come 
together for this srreat cause." 

Though the club received a blow with the passing 
of the Marriage Amendment on Nov. 7, the mem- 
bers continued their fight. The amendment to the 
Constitution of Virginia defined marriage as a union 
between one man and one woman and also deemed 
anything resembling a marriage between same-sex 
couples to be unconstitutional. 

"We are in the midst of planning our protest," 
said Brady. "We're going to wear the pink triangles 
which were used by the Nazis to identify and kill 
over 10,000 homosexuals during the Holocaust." 

As Madison Equality continued its struggle to- 
ward social and sexual equality, one thing remained 
certain. With the support of the SGA and hundreds 
of students behind them, Madison Equality was set 
to create great change. 

"Our impact has been positive and we have 
shown simply that the [LGBT] community should not 
be feared or hated," said Flood. "We are the same as 
everyone else; we love, we hate, we fall up the stairs, 
procrastinate on writing a paper, go to the movies, 
play on the Quad and laugh with friends. The only 
difference is we happen to fall in love [with] and are 
attracted to [members of] the same sex." 

Manning a table, junior 
Mate Weiner looks on as 
a student holds up a sign 
displaying statistics about 
LGBT students and harass- 
ment. The university offered 
an LGBT and Ally Education 
Program that fostered equal- 
ity regardless of sexual ori- 
entation through education. 
Photo by Mindi Westhoff 

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Students engage in an open forum with Ron Jeremy 
and Craig Gross on the effects of pornography, by jean Han 

Over an hour beture the event was sched- 
uled to begin, students had already 
started to slowly congregate around the 
Wilson Hall steps. The restless hush 
gradually grew into a loud buzz after just half an 
hour. Students seemed to have one person in mind 
when they came out that night, the legendary porn 
star, Ron Jeremy. 

Students' interest in Jeremy varied from comi- 
cal to more serious reasons. "I came here today 
because I'm interested in the issue, Fd like to hear 
what both sides have to present, and I'm also a 
little curious to see if Ron will whip it out and run 
around stage," said senior Pete Haenlein. Senior 
Jessica Johnston was there on a slightly more seri- 
ous note. "I think it will be really interesting to see 
how respectful Ron will be," she said. 

Jeremy visited the imiversity on Sept. 13 as part 
of the Porn Debate Tour, a debate in which Jeremy 
verbally sparred Craig Gross on the issue of por- 
nography. Gross was pastor and foimder of XXX 
Church, an organization that addressed people's 
problems with pornography. His organization offered 
counseling to those in the porn business who wished 
to leave the industry. Jeremy drew from his exten- 
sive adult industry experience as a star of more than 
1,800 adult films spanning his career. 

The doors opened at 8:30 p.m., and by the time 
the debate was scheduled to start, all of the crimson 
velvet seats were filled. The atmosphere inside the 
auditorium was more like a concert than an educa- 
tional debate. Students yelling and doing the wave 
accompanied the loud minniur of the crowd. Chants 
of "Ron! Ron! Ron!" penetrated tlie air. 

When the two speakers finally took the stage 
after a suspenseful delay, the audience's fervor broke 
out into a deafening roar. Introductory speeches 
were made and the format of the debate was 

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Discussing the issue of 
pornography, debaters 
voice their opinions and 
respond to questions from 
the audience. The event 
provided an open forum for 
discussion and debate on a 
controversial issue. Photo 
courtesy of Brian Dillensnyder 

explained. The debate was structured around the 
audience's questions. First, each debater made its 
opening statements and then the floor was opened 
up to the students. Two microphones were set up on 
each side of the stage, and anyone was encouraged 
to come up and ask either debater a question. 

The 30-year-old pastor resembled a college 
student, sporting long, shaggy hair and colorful 
sneakers. Gross started his opening statement with a 
joke to prove that he had a sense of humor about the 
issue, and assured the audience that he wasn't trying 
to shut the porn industry down or condemn Jeremy. 
Instead, he offered an opposing view of the porn is- 
sue and explained some downsides of the industry. 

Gross argued that the porn industry presented 
a dead end for most people in more ways than one. 
He spoke about how porn created unrealistic expec- 
tations about sexual intimacy and led to disappoint- 
ment in relationships because expectations were not 
met. He also talked about the double standard in the 
porn industry and how it exploited women. "Very few 
girls get to Jenna [Jameson] 's level," he explained. 
"Most get subjected to horrible sexual activities they 
didn't know they were signing up for." 

Appropriately, Ron Jeremy was the advocate who 
spoke on behalf of the porn industry. He agreed 
with Gross, admitting that porn was unrealistic. He 
attributed his success as a porn star to the mental 
techniques he used during his work. "We have to 
think of disgusting things," he said, explaining how 
porn stars kept themselves focused. 

In response to Gross's opinion of the industry's 
double standard, Jeremy argued that Gross was 
focusing on those at the bottom of the barrel. "There 
are 25 women who own their own [porn] com- 
panies and have men working for them, and that's 
not female empowerment?" Gross stated. "We want 
people doing porn if they are happy with it. We don't 

want imbalanced people. You have to have the 
right personality." 

Jeremy also made the distinction between him- 
self and other porn stars. "There are some idiots in 
the industry, but we try to weed them out," he said. 
"There are a few bad apples in the porn industry, 
but you don't close down the whole church just be- 
cause of a few bad apples," he added, in reference 
to the sexual scandals revolving around the Catho- 
lic Church. Despite this, he supported Gross and 
his organization, which Gross himself verified. "We 
[XXX Church] have been well received in the porn 
industry," he said. "We have the only booth at the 
conventions that just has two regular guys instead 
of porn actresses," he joked. 

Sex advice and jokes were dispersed throughout 
the speeches, and there was plenty of playful banter 
between the two debaters. Despite the humor, Gross 
let the audience know that they were both very un- 
derstanding of each other. "We came here together, 
rode here together, and after this we are probably 
going to have dinner together," he said. 

Questions from the audience ranged from 
Jeremy's religious affiliation and spirituality to the 
effects of the porn industry on Jeremy's intimate 
relationships to sex advice. 

Students were both surprised and impressed by 
the debate. "I felt that the students asked some very in- 
telligent questions, and the answers were interesting," 
said senior Jordan Cohn. "It was nice to see both sides 
of the debate, and I felt both speakers were highly 
intelligent and made for an interesting event." 

Some students learned more than they expect- 
ed. "It was much different than what I thought it 
was going to be like coming from Craig Gross," said 
junior Maleika Cole. "His perspective on the adult 
film industry was very, very interesting and actually 
made me have a lot more respect for him." 

Senior Dana Bobrowski also appreciated the 
ideas Gross presented during the debate. "I thought 
they both had very valid arguments," she said. "And 
as a Christian, I really enjoyed Craig Gross's argu- 
ment because he sounded like an intelligent Christian 
for once. He didn't just quote the bible, he actually 
used hard facts. It was more like he happened to be 
Christian, and I really enjoyed that." 

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Decorating hands, an 

Indian Bazaar vendor 

specializes in henna art. 

Henna was a traditional 

Indian arc of painting 

temporary tattoos on the 

body. Photo by Kellie Nowhn 

Enjoying the musical per- 
formance, spectators listen 
as Devapriya Nayak plays 
the tabta during the opening 
ceremony on the Commons. 
The tabta was an Indian 
percussion instrument com- 
posed of two hand drums. 
Photo by Mindi Westhoff 

Admiring the jewelry, 
freshman ex- 

amines the detail of the rings 
sold at the Indian Bazaar. 
In addition to jewelry, the 
Indian Bazaar also featured 
food, music, yoga and body 
henna. Photo by Ketlie Nowlin 

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Students and faculty experience a taste of India through a 

week of cultural events. byBzabeth Carpemer 

Over 100 flags waved brightly to the beat 
of a drum on the Commons during the 
university's annual International Week 
held Sept. 25-29. India was the focus of 
2006 International Week, and through the week's 
events, students were able to experience a glimpse of 
the south Asian nation through films, music, lectures 
and cultural fairs. 

International Week was sponsored by the Office 
of International Programs (oIP) to raise awareness 
of other cultures on a campus with only 10 percent 
minority students. "As citizens of the world... suffi- 
cient global knowledge... is essential to make informed, 
responsible decisions," said Lee Sternberger, execu- 
tive director of oIP. 

On Monday afternoon, Devapriya Nayak, a tabla 
player from West Bengal, India, taught a masters 
music class, which was the first of many musical 
events during the week. On Wednesday, Indian mu- 

sic caught students off guard while it subtly played in 
the Festival Grand Ballroom. Reflecting India, held 
in Anthony-Seeger Hall on Wednesday evening, was 
a free concert that featured North Indian classical 
music and subsequent Western pieces inspired by the 
Indian style of music. The Madison Singers and the 
university Jazz Ensemble also performed to represent 
the true melding of Eastern and Western cultures. 

A more traditional learning method was em- 
ployed with multiple lectures throughout the week. 
Prianjali Mascarenhas and Usha Nayar were respon- 
sible for feeding culture to the minds of tomorrow. 
Mascarenhas, a design planner, opened his lecture 
with a discussion on how urban areas in India 
morphed from colonial to modern times to become 
vast contemporary cities. 

Nayar discussed the distinct possibility of a 
partnership between the United States and India 
based on shared values. Despite different beliefs 

Replicating a Ringoli 
pattern, sophomore 

creates her 
own version of Indian art. 
These patterns were com- 
monly found in Indian cloth- 
ing, blankets and wail hang- 
ings. Photo by Ketfie Nowlin 

Moving with the music, 
show participants get into the 
moment during the fashion 
show. Dancers performed at 
the Taste of India and Fashion 
Show, one of the closing 
events of International Week. 
Photo by Mindi Westhoff 

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and practices, sophomore Jenii Gardner saw its 
relevance because it "[allowed] people of different 
cultures to experience things they have never seen 
or known before." 

To truly experience the spice of life, students 
went to the Indian Bazaar held in the Festival 
Grand Ballroom. The bazaar included body henna, 
yoga and a slide-show presentation of Indian culture 
and music, as well as food and tea samples from 
vendors. International Week, recognized the crowd- 
drawing power of food and ended its week of cel- 
ebrating India with a combination of food and fash- 
ion. At A Taste of India and Fashion Show, there 
was a veritable splash of color as models worked the 
runway in traditional Indian clothing and dance. 

International Week provided not only a feast 
for the mouth, but for the eyes as well. Two films 
were shown to further illustrate Indian culture and 
dynamics. Films were an effective tool, bringing 

the topic a little closer to home by focusing on the 
faces and lives of real people. Students flocked to 
the Mondav night showing of Mira Nair's first film, 
"Salaam Bombay!" The movie chronicled the lives 
of children on the streets of Bombay and educated 
viewers on a childhood shaped by selling tea, beg- 
ging for money and steering clear of the police. It 
showcased a way of life that was polar-opposite to 
the lives of most university students. 

The second film, "Monsoon Wedding," was a 
drama set in the Piuijabi cultme. The award-win- 
ning film, also directed by Nair, detailed comedic 
disaster as a young, modern Indian girl forgoes an 
affair with a married television producer in ex- 
change for an arranged marriage with a Texan In- 
dian. The East and tiie West were not far apart as 
viewers saw themselves and their families reflected 
in the production. 

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Painting a festival-goer's 

face, an Eastern MennonJte 

student participates in 

the International Festival. 

The festival, held annually, 

invited local merchants 

and restaurants as well as 

performers and artists. Photo 

by Nancy Daly 

Awaiting purchase, hand- 
made shoes provide colorful 
decoration and showcase 
Indian handiwork. The ven- 
dor, the Home Store India 
Emporium, traveled from 
Charlottesville to participate 
in International Week. Photo 
by jewels Gundrum 


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Featuring North Indian 
classical music, musicians 
Aashish Khan and Salar 
Nader perform at Anthony- 
Seeger Hall. Khan and Nader 
were accompanied by pia- 
nists, violinists and vocalists 
at Reflecting India: A Musical 
Event. Photo by Mindi Westhoff 

Gathering information 
about different countries, 
freshman Kristin Dickerson 
considers her options for 
studying abroad. The Study 
Abroad Fair gave students 
the opportunity to learn 
about programs offered by 
both JMU and other univer- 
sities. Photo by Keliie Nowlin 


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Starting off the week, 
tabia player Devapriya Nayak 
performs at International 
Week's opening ceremony. 
Nayak kicked off the week's 
events while providing 
entertainment for those 
passing by the Commons. 
Photo by Mindi Westhoff 

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Providing entertainment 
between events, fresh- 
men Khalid NadJm and 
Parmjeet Kaur dance for 
spectators. The traditional 
Indian dance was performed 
during intermission at the 
Taste of India and Fashion 
Show. Photo by Mindi Westhoff 

Linking arms, freshman 
Emerald Nguyen, sophomore 
Sanju Bhambhani and fresh- 
man Elizabeth Cook show off 
traditional Indian fashions. 
The fashion show followed 
the Taste of India event. 
which allowed participants 
to sample traditional Indian 
foods. Photo by Mindi Westhoff 

Working together. Inter- 
national Week dancers give 
spectators a sample of Indian 
culture. Various Indian dances 
could be traced back to dif- 
ferent regions of the country. 
Photo by Mtndi Westhoff 

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ing their careers at the university, a study abroad 
fair was held on Thursday afternoon. Students were 
given the opportunity to speak with program direc- 
tors and representatives about different options such 
as international internships and semester abroad 
programs. Studying abroad was a popular way for 
students to experience other cultures first-hand. 

"[Without International Week], not many 
people would be educated about different cultures 
or perspectives on life," said sophomore Dianna 
Lau. By participating in the events included in this 
smorgasbord of Indian culture, one could not help 
but realize the importance of diversity. 

Giving students and faculty 
the opportunity to experience 
a taste of culture, Indian food 
is served at Taste of India. 
Food, characterized by its use 
of herbs and spices is impor- 
tant to the country's culture. 
Photo by Mindi Westhoff 

International Week I 75 1 



Students take a weekend 
show off the university to 
family members. 

by Elizabeth Carpenter 

Letting loose, freshman 
Brianne Baudean spends 
some quality time with her 
family at the Godwin Field 
Festival. Due to the inclem- 
ent weather, the event and 
its activities were moved 
inside Godwin Hall, Photo by 
Mindi Westhoff 


■ ith each fall came the opportunity 
to show off one's stomping grounds 
to those who frequently footed the 
tuition bill. Family Weekend was 
held Oct. 6-8, and despite the forecast for a rain- 
soaked weekend, "there was still a big turnout for 
the weekend because football tickets were sold out 
and hotel rooms sold out," said Sherr\- King, direc- 
tor of Parent Relations. 

Preparations for Family Weekend began months 
in advance, sometimes as early as March. Football 
ticket sales for Satiuday's game began on March 1 , a 
full seven months before the actual event. Not onlv 
was there a strong desire to attend the event and 
spend time with loved ones, the sold-out game also 
reflected the ticket frenzy that has occurred since 
the football team's success in 2004. 

As well as ordering football tickets far in advance, 
many family members made their hotel reservations 
months, if not a full year, before the weekend. 
The official Familv Weekend Web site went as far as 
to warn families to make their reservations early due 
tci the difficulty in securing accomodations. Massanu- 
tten Resort, Staunton and Winchester pro\ided lodg- 
ing ior those imable to find a room in Harrisonbing. 
Families lucky enough to live close by elected to skip 
the hassle of booking a hotel and instead drove to the 
universitv for specific activities. 

For freshmen. Family Weekend provided an 
()])portunit\ to show off the campus the\ had come 
to know and love. The confused and lost faces from 
move-in day were gone and had been replaced by 
confident smiles as students introduced their new 
friends. Families were given the chance to check-up 
on their students to see how well thev iiad ada|)ted 
to their new environment of college classes, dining 
halls and new people and places. 

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poses together for pictures 
in front of Wilson Hall. 






Wilson Hall hosted the A 
Cappella-Thon, where the 
group joined forces with 
the musical sounds of other 
university a cappella groups. 
Photo by Mindi Westhoff 


Family Weekend 



It did not take long to learn that traffic nio\'ed 
slowly both in and out of campus during Family 
Weekend. Many students tried to escape the crowds 
by finding things to do with their families off campus. 
Freshman Nina Szemis said her favorite thing about 
Family Weekend was "getting a chance to eat off cam- 
pus and go shopping." This statement was an echo of 
the non university-related activities that many students 
elected to do with their visiting family members. 

Not all families chose to visit during Family Week- 
end, however. Man\ cited the doubling of the campus 
population as their main reason for avoiding the event. 
With extra-crowded everything, many students chose 
to go home for the weekend and have their families 
visit at a less hectic time. Other students opted to stay 
and "treat it as any other weekend," such as junior 
Mike Keith. "[Tailgating before the football game 
was] a good opportimity to meet my friends" parents," 
Keith added. Whether spent with one's own family, or 
that of a friend or roommate, the weekend provided a 
nice break from the usual and a chance to spend some 
quality time with friends and family. 

Although there were many activities offered 
Friday through Sunday, one of the highlights of the 
weekend was the football sjame on Saturda\' afternoon 
against the University of Rhode Island. Bridgeforth 
Stadium was a blur of purple ponchos as students and 
families alike braved the rain in dedicated support of 
the Dukes and cheered them on to a 35-23 victory. 
With each touchdown, the stadium erupted in a storm 
of purple and gold streamers as parents were engulfed 
in a wave of undeniable school spirit. "It was freezing 
cold and kind of miserable sitting in the rain this year, 
but it was worth it to eat a hotdog and sit at a football 
game with my dad," said senior Riva Furman. 

During halftime, the Parents of the Year Award 
was presented to Tim and Jean Ranch, parents of 
freshman Courtney Rauch. 

In addition to the game, there were tons of other 
activities to highlight many other university depart- 
ments. Satinday boasted a number of University 
Recreation Center (UREC)-sponsored events for all 
ages. Early risers could experience the splendor 
of the Shenandoah Valley on a two-hoin- morning 
hike to Hidden Rocks and Reddish Knob or take 
a canoe trip down the Shenandoah River. 

UREC opened its doors on Saturday morning for 
students and families to take on an indoor challenge 
and tlinib the 35-foot climbing wall. A family yoga 
class was also organized for students wishing to start 
the day off on the right foot, as well as giving their 
families a glimpse of UREC's group fitness program. 

Although the university offered its students na- 
tionally ranked dining options all year rtnuid. Family 
Weekend highlighted some of Dining Services" best 
meals. Held in D-Hall, the gala dinner on Saturday 
night featured a delicious assortment of food, such as 
she-crab soup, pasta primavera, salmon, prime rib, 
asparagus, cranberry-glazed carrots and rice pilaf. 
Trays of decadent desserts completed the feast. 






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Standing in the extended 
mountain pose, freshman 
Kelly Pacullo and mother 
Terrie Patullo participate 
in UREC's Family Yoga 
class. The event was one of 
UREC's programs organized 
specifically for Family Week- 
end. Photo by Kellie Now/in 

Scaling the rugged rock 
wall. Morgan and Todd De- 
Long take the opportunity to 
experience all UREC has to 
offer. The university hosted a 
variety of activities over the 
course of the weekend for 
students and their families. 
Photo by Kellie Nowlin 



Celebrating their 
victory, freshman 
Courtney Rauch's parents 
proudly accept the Parents 
of the Year Award. The 
announcement was made 
during halftime of the football 
game. Photo by Mindi Westhoff 




Braving the weather, foot- 
ball fans cheer on the Dukes 
from the stands through the 
wind and rain on Saturday. 
The game resulted in a 
win over the University of 
Rhode Island Rams with 
a score of 35-23. Photo by 
Mindi Westhoff 

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Joining their voices, "Cel- 
ebrate ABBA" performers 

sing a compilation of son 

and dance for the audiem 

at Wilson Hall. The sold-o 

show featured popular soq 

including the hit, " 
Mia." Photo by Mjndf 

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The A Cappella-Thon concert on Sunday after- 
noon served as a culmination of the weekend's 
events. The performance featured several of the uni- 
versity's a cappella groups, including the BluesTones, 
Madison Project, Into H)nin and Overtones. "[Fam- 
ily] Weekend is ahva)'s one of our favorite concerts 
to perform at because we get to sing for our families 
and the crowd is always so packed and excited," said 
senior Erin Frye, a member of Note-oriety. "There is 
so much energy and we always look forward to it." 

Ultimatel)', the goal of Family Weekend was to 
share one's home away from home with the people 
one cared about most. Students invited their parents 
to visit year after year in hopes that they would soon 
come to love the university just as much as they did. 

Singing in harmony, juniors 
John Farris and Tiffany Kim 
of Low Key use hand mo- 
tions to enhance their per- 
formance. Low Key, a co-ed 
a cappella group, was the 
second youngest group 
at the university. Photo by 
M'mdi Westhoff 

Looking out into the audi- 
ence, emcees sophomore 
Pete Haenlein and junior 
Jessi Elgin call out names for 
raffle winners during the A 
Cappella-Thon. A cappella 
shows were popular among 
students and families alike. 
Photo by Mindi Westhoff 

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^^^g wo student-run galleries, artWorks Gallery 

H (the new name for the former Artworks, The 

H Other and Madison galleries) and the New 

^■^Image Gallery, found a new home in the 

historical Graves Electric Building on Grace Street. 

These galleries were previously in the Zirkle House 

were relocated in order to make room for a future 

arts complex. The School of Art and Art History 

sponsored exhibitions in both galleries. 

artWorks was the universit)''s student-run gallery 
and showcased work by undergraduate and gradu- 
ate students. The New Image Gallery, located in a 
separate room adjacent to artWorks, featured con- 
temporary, professional photography by regional, 
national and international artists. 

Three students' exhibits were shown at a time in 
artWorks. The white, moveable walls allowed artists 
a free setup to arrange the gallery to best fit their 
exhibits and for the art to speak for itself. The loft 
had plenty of open space in which to walk around as 
well as improved lighting. 

"I have found artWorks Gallery to be a wonder- 
ful space for an exhibit. The setup and aesthetic is 


^ Artistic students showcase their talents in 
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Displaying creativity 

and versatility, the exinibit 

shov/cases just one of the 

many artistic innovations that 

could be found at the new art 

gallery. The nev/ moveable 

walls were very conducive to 

this type of artwork. Photo fay 

Nancy Daly 

lovely," said senior Cassie Ford, whose artwork was 
on display at the end of October. "Because it is a 
historical building, the interior brick walls and ceil- 
ing rafters have been preserved. This contrasting 
with the white walls, both moveable and permanent, 
gives the space a very classy and refined feel." 

Everyone seemed satisfied with the new gallery 
location. "The space that we have now is amazing 
and its location will prove beneficial as part of the 
performing and visual arts scene at JMU," said senior 
Resa Eickson, fall semester artWorks director. 

As a student-run gallery, artWorks provided stu- 
dents with internships for credit and gave them the 
opportunity to gain gallery work experience. Three 
internships were offered: gallery assistants, assistant 
director and artWorks' director. As a gallery assistant 
intern, students learned how to install shows and 
learned about different areas of a gallery. The assis- 
tant director helped the director and also learned the 
ins and outs of the director's position. The director 
internship gave students a chance to experience gal- 
lery oversight and management first-hand. 

"As the director, my responsibilities include 
scheduling exhibits, reviewing artists, helping with 
installations, guiding the gallery assistants and tak- 
ing care of any problems or issues that may arise 

Scanning the list, se- 
niors Jessica Anderberg, 
Andrea Foote and Lea 
Deglandon read the com- 
ments on the guest book. The 
location of the gallery offered 
new opportunities to student 
artists as well as those seeking 
internships with the gallery. 
Photo by Nancy Daly 

within the gallery," said Erickson. "But I do share 
these responsibilities with the graduate adviser and 
assistant director." 

For the gallery assistants, the internship was a 
stepping-stone into the world of art galleries. "I am 
planning on doing a show next year, so this is good 
experience for me," said junior Jennie Doll, a gal- 
lery assistant intern. "I know what is going on." 

Some of the gallery assistants' duties included 
gallery-sits two hours a week, painting and spackling 
the walls before and after every show and helping 
artists with their shows. "We are assigned an artist, 
and help them set up and take down their collection," 
said Doll. "We have to give them the policies, such as 
making sure they are not hanging anything from the 
ceiling or painting on the walls." 

At the end of each semester, reviews were held 
for potential exhibiting artists. Each artist presented 
his or her work and ideas to the graduate adviser, the 
director and the assistant director, who collectively 
decided which artists would receive a show. Each 
exhibit was displayed for two weeks. 

Ford was chosen in the previous April to display 
her art, after showing the review board a few samples 
of her work and speaking with the gallery directors 
on how she wanted to exhibit. "Essentially it has taken 
my whole life to prepare for this," said Ford, though 
the work she exhibited was completed only in the past 
year. "Artwork always builds upon experience." 

Once Ford knew she was chosen to exhibit, the 
process of getting ready for the show began. "After 
finally deciding I had the pieces and the amount of 
work I wanted to show, it took me several months 
to get everything else together," said Ford. She had 
a number of details to tend to, such as framing, ad- 
vertising and installations, before she was ready to 
put the display together. 

"As prepared as I thought I was before the week 
of opening, I was amazed at how much work and 
time was involved in actually installing the show and 
getting ready for the opening reception," said Ford. 
"I had help from my family and friends and could 
not have done it by myself." 

Seeing one's own artwork on display for the first 
time helped the artists realize that all their hard 
work had been worth it. "It is wonderful to have this 
experience and I was very proud to see my work up 
on the walls," said Ford. "In a way, it really brings 
the work to life. The gallery setting with the white 
walls and spotlights gives the final touch that brings 
my work into the realm of fine art." 

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Stopping to look at a map, 

sophomores Russell Maynard 

and Shannon Lamm plan their 

route through the corn maze 

at Hess Greenhouse. The 

maze was specially designed 

for Hess and included game 

stations, clues and games 

sheets. Photo by Kellie Nowlin 

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Students celebrate the season by discovering 
all the Shenandoah Valley has to offer. 

by Eleni Menoutis 

as the leaves changed colors and the temper- 
ature began to drop, students traded their 
Blue Hole trips for a plethora of autumn 
activities offered around Harrisonburg. 
"Harrisonburg may not always seem so exciting 
to most JMU students, but during the fall, there 
are an endless number of things to do," said junior 
Andrea Hernandez. "It is because of fun activities 
like pumpkin picking and small fall festivals that 
make Harrisonburg feel a little more like home." 
Fall was one of the highlights of Harrisonburg 
life due to the many hidden treasures the culturally- 
rich town provided college students and residents. 
Fall decorations, autumn-inspired treats and trips 
along Skyline Drive were just a few of the things 
that made The Friendly City so enjoyable. 

What would fall be without pumpkin picking, 
corn mazes and hayrides? Hess Greenhouse spon- 
sored Back Home on the Farm, the signature corn 
maze featuring tractor and wagon rides, pumpkin 
picking and painting, and many different mazes. 
After hours of fun, autumn-lovers could sit down 

among the pansies and mums to enjoy the scenery. 

For an older, more cultured crowd, the fall Har- 
risonburg Museum and Gallery Walk encouraged 
both residents and visitors to explore the many art 
venues located in the historical downtown area. 

The free walking tour of downtown art gal- 
leries and museums was held during Homecoming 
weekend. University alumni, students, families and 
friends toured the arts and cultural district with 
local Harrisonburg residents and experience the 
city's rich culture. 

Farmers' markets were a great way for members 
of the community to gather and shop while enjoying 
the perfect fall weather. The downtown Harrisonburg 
Farmers' Market, open mid-April to Thanksgiving 
every Tuesday and Saturday, was where gardeners 
and farmers sold locally grown produce, freshly-baked 
breads, pastured meats and colorful flowers. 

Trips along scenic Skyline Drive exposed the 
beauty of the season. Skyline Drive ran 105 miles 
north and south along the crest of the Blue Ridge 
Mountains in Shenandoah National Park with 

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Standing 16 cans high, a 

formation of canned goods 

begins to take on the shape 

of a witch's hat. Extrava- 

CAN-za. organized by SCOM 

350 students, was one of 

many food drives held in the 

fall. Photo by Revee TenHuisen 

75 overlooks of the Shenandoah Vallev and the 
Piedmont Plain. "The views in Harrisonburg are 
always nice, but the fall is a great time." said junior 
Victoria Shelor. Deer, black bears and wild turkeys 
meandered along the roadsides that were left to 
grow wild during the fall. Visitors continued to 
escape to the stimning site, making 2006 the 75th 
annixersary of Skyline Drive. 

In addition to Skvline Drive, the Edith J. Car- 
rier Arboretum located on campus provided another 
opportunity to experience falls splendor. The pic- 
turesque 125-acre reserve was abundant with forests, 
streams and a peaceful pond. Classes and lectines on 
horticulture and enxiionmental issues were held there, 
though people niainK \ isited to relax, explore and ap- 
preciate the nature and wildlife of Harrisonburg. 

Althoush locals knew downtoxMi Harrisonburg for 

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Sporting a triceratops 
costume, a happy dog 
participates in Halloween 
festivities. Many pet owners 
included their four-legged 
friends in the day's events. 
Photo by jewels Gundrum 

Laughing at a ridiculous 
wig, juniors Gate Groenburg 
and Sarah Friedman shop 
for Halloween accessories 
at Glen's Fair Priceed Store. 
Located in downtown 
Harrisonburg, the store was 
a great resource for students 
looking for Halloween cos- 
tumes. Photo by Nancy Doly 

its arts and culture, students appreciated it more for 
Kline's Dairy Bar and Glen's Fair Priced Store. Kline's 
was home to the best homemade ice cream around 
and was a local favorite. Once autumn arrived, pump- 
kin ice cream was one of its specialties. "I love going 
to Kline's in the fall for the pumpkin ice cream," said 
junior Stephanie Hardman. "It tastes just like pump- 
kin pie and it's delicious. It's definitely worth the trip." 
When the days turned too cold for ice cream, students 
traded their frozen treats for Kline's gourmet coffee. 
Located right down the road was Glen's Fair 
Priced Store, a popular place for students to look 
for Halloween costumes and decorations at great 
prices. "My roommate and I got our Halloween 
costume at Glen's," said junior Jessica Lerman. 
"We got red suspenders and these firefighter hats 
for just five dollars!" 

^^ It tasted just like 
pumpkin pie and it's detooUS. 

It's de.(jtH(fe?y worth tlie trip. '' 

-junior Stephanie Hardman 

Fall Season 1871 


Adorning a doorstep, 

carved pumpkins provide a 

student's town house v^ith 

lively decor Students also 

decorated their homes using 

orange lights, spider webs 

and Halloween window de- 

cals, Pholo by jewels Gundrum 

Lending itself to a student's 

imagination, a pumpkin is 

transformed into a jack-o- 

lantern. Pumpkin carving kits 

with various patterns were 

available at local retail stores. 

Photo by jewels Gundrum 

Keeping a steady hand. 
|unior Maggie Grandon uses 
precision to create a pump- 
kin carving- Students en|oyed 
taking part in Halloween tra- 
ditions during the fall season. 
Photo by Sarah Thomas 

Scooping out seeds, sopho- 
more Jenny Gurman and 
senior Meryl Rubin prepare 
their pumpkins for carving. 
Carving pumpkins allowed 
many students to re-live 
joyful childhood memories. 
Photo by jewels Gundrum 

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ents attempt to Separate 

seeds from the pumpkin 

p. Pumpkins were utilized 

t only as decorations, but 

fso provided a healthy snack 

= >-«a*5^sted seeds. Photo by 

■' jewels Gundrum 

Visiting the caverns right outside Harrisonburg 
was another fall favorite for many students. "The cav- 
erns are a really great way to escape from reality for 
a little while," said junior Brianne Beers. "The caves 
are fascinating and almost breathtaking." Endless 
Caverns, Grand Caverns, Luray Caverns and Shenan- 
doah Caverns were all located near Harrisonburg. 
Guides held walking tours through the caverns and 
explained the history of the caves. Around Hallow- 
een, the caverns offered haunted tours. "Even though 
the Halloween decorations at the Endless Caverns 
were geared toward young kids, they still managed to 
frighten me!" said Beers. 

There were more than enough fun-filled activi- 
ties to keep a person busy during Harrisonburg's 
fall season. Taking advantage of what The Friend- 
ly City had to offer was a great way to spend one's 
time with family and friends. 

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Alumni and students unite for a week of 

"Lights, Camera, JMU"-Style fun. by Bnanne Beers 

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Making cotton candy. Kristin 
Gardner, director of the 
Office of Healtfi Promotion, 
and senior Ally Samselski take 
some time to laugfi during 
Commons Day, Otfier activi- 
ties included an eating con- 
test, carnival games for prizes 
and diving for rubber ducks. 
Photo by Mmdi Westhoff 

Being wrapped in streamers, 
sophomore Seth Bearman 
participates in one of the 
many games played during 
Sunset on the Quad. The 
winners of the games were 
awarded prizes such as T- 
shirts. noise makers and tow- 
els. Photo by Mmdi Westhoff 

ronieconiing was the time of year when stu- 
dents, faculty and aliunni came together 
to embrace and celebrate the university. 
^Vith numerous exciting events such as 
C;t)mnions Da\, Sunset on the Quad and a parade 
tlirough campus, a sense of magic and thrill took 
over the university. The theme reached new heights 
as "Lights, Camera. JMU!" captivated the campus. 

Most events had their own sub-tliemes. The first 
Homecoming activity was the banner contest. Clubs 
and organizations designed banners to go along with 
the theme of "Madison Movie Classics." The goal 
was to bring classic movies to life through the ban- 
ner decoration. The banners were later displayed in 
Transitions so students could vote for their fa\orites. 
This year, the Student Goxernment Association 
(SGA) took first place, sho^ving tremendous creativity 
through their incorporation of the movie "8 Mile" 
into their design. 

Cameras flashed and the red carpet \vas rolled out 
for Holh^vood Showdown, a ne^\■ event sponsored b\ 
the Uni\ersitv Program Board (UPB). The event was 
an interactive game show that tested students" movie 
knowledge. In each round, several questions were 
asked of participants, and the\', as well as the audi- 
ence, competed for the correct answer. Junior Rob 
Roodhouse was the lucky winner and became the 
proud new owner of a DVD player. 

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"It was a successful event for two reasons: it ful- 
filled our mission statement by providing an enter- 
taining and different [event on] campus, and out of 
the people surveyed, 95 percent said that this event 
was 'good' or 'excellent,'" said junior Allison Beisler, 
vice president of Campus Relations for UPB. 

Sunset on the Quad was a special event that made 
Homecoming a unique and extraordinary experience. 
"The night is just to get the students pumped about 
Homecoming and hopefully continue to attend all of 
the other wonderful events of the week," said senior 
Sara Twigg. Students came out to enjoy an evening of 
performances, free food and games against the back- 
drop of a stunning sunset overlooking the Quad. 

Walking through the Commons was always enjoy- 
able, but during Homecoming, it was a whole new 
experience. Commons Day lifted spirits and created 
excitement through eating contests, a photo booth 
and a variety of games. A Walk of Fame, based on 
the infamous Hollywood sidewalks, included alumni 
such as Gary Clark and Charles Haley and other 
university celebrities like Zane Showker and President 
Linwood H. Rose. 

Homecoming would not have been the same 
without its very own procession of decorated floats. 
The parade attracted a tremendous number of 
people, all eager to see Carrier Drive illuminated by 
purple and gold and delight in the loud enthusiasm 

Exciting the crowd as the 
first fraternity to present 
their routine, the men of 
Kappa Alpha Psi perform 
during the Homecoming 
step show. The show, held 
in Wilson Hall, drew a large 
crowd filled with alum from 
the fraternities and sorori- 
ties that performed. Photo by 
Mindi Westhoff 

Showing school spirit, loyal 
fans use their van to express 
their enthusiasm during 
Homecoming week. Alumni 
flocked to the university 
on Saturday to attend the 
Alumni Tailgate and football 
game that followed. Photo by 
Candace Edmonds 

Reflecting a view of the 
packed Bridgeforth Stadium, 
a police officer's sunglasses 
shield his eyes on the sunny 
day. The number of police at 
the Homecoming game was in- 
creased due to the large num- 
ber of people in attendance. 
Photo by Mindi Westhoff 

Homecoming 193 


Scrunching her face, 

sophomore Lisa Pearce lets 

her new puppy Bosley kiss 

her face during Sunset on the 

Quad. Sunset on the Quad 

featured performances by a 

cappella groups and dance 

clubs. Photo byjeweh Gundrum 

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Passing by onlookers, 
seniors Sara Twigg and 
Ally Samselski hand out beads 
and pompoms during the 
Homecoming Parade through 
Carrier Drive. Clubs and 
organizations competed against 
each other for the best float as 
they rode past judges during the 
parade. Photo by Kellie Nowiin 

Beginning their routine, 
members of Alpha Kappa Al- 
pha sorority dance during the 
Homecoming step show. The 
sororities and fraternities 
were judged on costumes, 
vocal clarity and routine. 
Photo fay Mindi Westhoff 

that overcame the campus. 

Three universit)' faculty members comprised the 
panel of judges for the float competition. The floats 
were judged in various categories, including Most 
Spirited, Best Interpretation of Theme and Best 
Composition and Production. The Student Duke 
Club won Most Spirited with its passionate embrace- 
ment of university pride. The impressive quality of 
the float created by the Women's Resource Center 
^son Best Composition and Production. The Eques- 
trian Team took home Best Interpretation of Theme 
with its creative, eclectic visuals and costumes. The 
overall winner of the float competition was Student 
Ambassadors. The decorations resembled an awards 
show and consisted of Duke Dog statues and a black 
backdrop with purple curtains and stars. 

"The parade was the best it's ever been this year... 
each participant was just bigger and better and a lot 
more energetic." said junior Hannah Murrow, a mem- 
ber of the Homecoming Student Spirit committee. "I 
am very proud of the accomplishments of our commit- 
tee this year. All of our hard work paid off profusely! 
We just really enjoyed every part of planning and 
we thoroughly enjoyed the day of the parade. I 
really look forward to coming back as an [alumna] 
and seeing how great next year will be." 

Immediately following the parade was the annual 
pep rally organized by Student Ambassadors. "As 
Ambassadors, part of our mission... is to serve present 
students, as well as past and future [students]," said 
senior Amber Garrity, a member of Student Ambas- 
sadors. "All we expect of the students is to bring their 
spirit for JMU. The pep rally is an event for students 
to express how much they love JMU." 

It was easy to show some spirit after watching 
performances by Madison Dance and the Dukettes, 
playing trivia games and winning giveaway items. 
The pep rally culminated in the crazed distribution 
of the SGA's wildly famous "Purple Out" T-shirts. 
"Students are alwa)'s really excited and can wear their 
Purple Out shirts to the football game," said senior 
Aimee Cipicchio, vice president of Student Affairs 
for the SGA. "It is SGA's way of giving back to the 
school during the most spirited week of the year." 

The Mr. and Ms. Madison competition honored a 
male and a female student recognized by their peers 
as embodying the spirit of the university. Senior Tripp 
Purks was named Mr. Madison 2006 and the title of 
Ms. Madison 2006 was awarded to senior Linia Dun- 
can. "I was absolutely blown away during the event. I 
was honored, ecstatic and humbled all in the same mo- 

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Walking up to the fence, 

the Marching Royal Dukes 

play "Firedance" during 

the post-game show. Many 

students and alumni stayed 

in the stadium after the 

game to see the show. Photo 

by Mmdi Westhoff 

ment," said Purks. "When I first came to JMU I never, 
ever would have thought that I would have been stand- 
ing on that field, but it just goes to show the enormous 
impact that this school has on its students." 

All of these incredible events together served one 
major purpose: to get everyone energized and eager 
for the big Homecoming football game. After the 
widely popular tailgating tradition, fans were over- 
joyed when the Dukes won 31-17 over the College of 
William c^- Mar)-. 

It appeared that the year's Homecoming was a suc- 
cess. "[Homecoming] is an amazing experience that ev- 
ery student looks forward to. I'm extremely sad about 
being a senior [and] graduating, but the beauty about 
Homecoming is that it is designed exactly for the pur- 
pose for biinging the JMU community back together." 
said senior Beth Pope, Student Spirit Committee chair. 
"However hectic our lives ma\- be with classes, work, or 
our lives after graduation. Homecoming is always the 
time [that] reminds us that we are all together one." 

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Conversing with an officer, 
students ask permission to 
rush the field at the end of 
the game. Many students 
left early to avoid the large 
crowd exiting the stadium 
after the final whistle. Photo 
by Mindi Westhoff 

Raising her flag with pride, 
senior Alison Miller faces the 
alumni during the Marching 
Royal Dukes' halftime show. 
The songs were also per- 
formed during the post-show 
following the football game 
for the student section to 
enjoy. Photo by Mindi Westhoff 

Homecoming 1971 

making .statment 


OrangeBand provides 

opportunities to discuss 

controversial issues in 

constructive ways. 

by Victoria Shelor 

Lining the walls of Taylor 
Down Under (TDU). 
OrangeBand information 
decorates a bulletin board 
and informs students of 
upcoming events- Because 
of Its central location, many 
OrangeBand events were 
held m TDU, including dis- 
cussion groups and movies 
Photo by Mindi Westhoff 

the university's chapter of The OrangeBand 
Initiative had one goal at the root of its 
cause: engaging students. OrangeBand was 
an organization that encouraged and pro- 
moted conversations about vviiat mattered, and 
students were the ones who decided what that was. 
An OrangeBand represented an issue, idea, concern 
or topic of importance to each student. 

The idea was to get an orange piece of fabric, tie it 
to something visible, like a backpack or purse, and use 
it to spark conversation, hopefully with someone with 
an opposing opinion on the issue. An OrangeBand 
represented any social or political issue, or any other 
topic as long as it was relevant to that person and 
promoted the opportunity for discussion and thought. 

Senior T)ler Burton, president of the imi\ersit\'s 
chapter, said the organization was about getting stu- 
dents to think about something more substantial than 
simply "having a good time." 

"The attitude at JMU seems to center around 
things going on outside of the classroom that maybe 
don't matter as much as people think they do right 
now, things like gc)ing out and ha\ing fun." Burton 
said. "That's disappointing." 

The organization did not have formal membership 
but was open to anyone who cared about particular 
topics and wanted to discuss them with others. There 
were about seven active members who ct)ordinated 
atid planned e\ents. 

Each semester, the organization .sponsored Action 
Campaigns, which were a series of forums featuring 
guest speakers with different viewpoints. "The key 
is to show i)()ili sides of the issue." Button said. The 
organization made a point of iiuliiding rejjreseutation 
from man\ positions on tine issues in order to be fair 
and examine lluni from all angles. 

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Signifying issues of 
debate, OrangeBands hang 
from students' backpacks. 
The OrangeBand Initiative 
had three other chapters 
across the nation. Photo by 
Mindi Westhoff 

Discussing controversial 
topics, Tyler Burton speaks 
with other students at Taylor 
Down Under. The Orange- 
Band Initiative gave students 
an opportunity to grow 
through debate with others. 
Photo by Mindi Westhoff 

In the fall semester, OrangeBand held an event to 
discuss the issue of immigration in America. Members 
talked about the Mexican-American border problem. 
"Immigration is a huge concern in our country right 
now," Burton said. "People talk about immigrants tak- 
ing jobs from Americans, but are they taking jobs that 
Americans want?" 

Junior Kourtne)' Rusow brought up the issue of 
healthcare and how it was a problem related to im- 
migration. "If we ask, 'Why are people coming to 
America?' the answer is because of the opportunities," 
Burton said. 

Senior Matt Cover added, "Even if it's working in a 
factory, it's still seen as an opportunity by somebody." 

Students discussed not only Mexican immigiants, but 
also immigrants from other areas such as Eastern Europe. 

The organization also partnered with the Clean 
Energy Coalition in the fall and held an event to 
discuss the issue of energy and the idea of renewable 
energy. At this event, a documentary entitled "Kilo- 
watt Ours" was shown, which dealt with the issue of 
energy attainment and production in America. 

"This film takes a stance on converting to renew- 
able energy, but there was an opportunity provided 
afterward to open the discussion up to both sides of 
the issue," said Burton. 

OrangeBand held another event featuring the 

documentary "Border War." This documentary and 
the discussion that followed dealt with the Mexi- 
can-American border and immigration issues. The 
event featured the filmmaker who spoke about the 
film, which furthured the group discussion. 

The organization teamed up with members 
of the Earth Club, as well as other organizations, 
to promote civil discourse on an array of topics. 
"Hopefully by working with other organizations 
and offering a wide variety of topics, we will be 
able to draw a larger number of students," said 
sophomore Rebecca Ledebuhr. 

The organization made an effort to inform students 
about the featured topics at each event by handing 
out fact sheets beforehand that assisted with the course 
of the discussion. 

OrangeBand held a weekly event, Fridays at Five, 
which featured a myriad of discussion topics. Students 
fed off of each other's comments and arguments and 
kept the debates on topic and relevant. 

"My experience with OrangeBand has been noth- 
ing short of amazing," Ledebuhr said. "I attended the 
Idealist Conference in Nashville, Tennessee, where 
OrangeBand started, and from that point on, I knew 
this was a great organization and that having it at 
JMU would be a great idea." 

So, what's your OrangeBand? 

OrangeBand 1991 




The former president's home 
undergoes renovation to 

perSerVe its roots, by Stephen Bmwn 

the university was named after one of Amer- 
ica's greatest patriots and statesmen, James 
Madison. Not far from Harrisonburg was 
the place that Madison called home: Mont- 
pelier, the 18th centur)- brick house nestled in 
the foothills of the Piedmont region of Virginia. 
Located just outside the town of Orange, Vir- 
ginia, Montpelier was about an hour's drive from the 
university. Students were able to take advantage of 
touring the location where the country's fourth presi- 
dent spent his leisine time and raised his children. 
Built in 1760, Madison lived there until his death in 
1836. His widow, Dolley, eventually sold the house in 
1844. Ownership of the house changed hands several 
times over the years until the duPont family bought 
it in 1901. They later bet|ueathed the estate to the 
National Trust for Historic Preservation (NTHP) in 
1983, which had operated the location since then. 
In 2003, the NTHP began the process of re- 
storing the mansion to its suggested 1820s appear- 
ance. The restoration project aimed for completion 
by 2007. Throughout the process, however, por- 
tions of the mansion remained open to the public 
for tours and viewings. In some cases, these rooms 
were furnished with pieces actually owned by the 

Madisons, and in others, furniture owned by the 
house's various owners. 

Peggy Seiter Vaughn, director of connmmica- 
tions for the Montpelier Foundation, said, "As layers 
of histor)' are peeled away, new details are revealed 
almost daily, like the imprint of an original roof 
line buried behind a plaster wall, Madison-era paint 
hidden behind a piece of molding, and a mouse nest 
that contained fabrics, wallpaper and a scrap of let- 
ter in Madison's own handwriting." 

NTHP allowed visitors to tour the house and 
also provided guided walking tours for those who 
wanted to hear the full story. It was best to take 
advantage of the offer, as it was included with the 
entrance fee of $11. In fact, admission to almost 
every other attraction at Montpelier was included 
with the ticket price. 

One attraction was the restored garden behind 
the mansion. The garden was believed to be as 
large as four acres in Madison's time, but subse- 
ciuent owners reduced its size and even altered the 
terrain. The newh' restored garden was about half 
the size of Madison's garden and included plants 
that Madison had planted as well as those planted 
in the 20th century. 

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Standing in Montpelier 
Station. James Madison's 
mansion undergoes full 
restoration. When it was 
built in 1760, the house 
was the second largest in 
Orange County. Photo by 
Mindi Westhoff 

Lining the shelves of the gift 
shop, wine and champagne 
glasses are decorated with 
the Montpelier logo. Located 
in the Visitors' Center, the 
gift shop also included Mont- 
pelier magnets, figurines, 
jewelry and other items. 
Photo by Mindi Westhoff 

Welcoming visitors as they 
drive toward the mansion, 
the Montpelier racetrack 
spans miles of territory in 
Orange County. Though the 
racetrack itself was not al- 
tered, plans for the mansion 
included removing wings not 
part of the original mansion. 
Photo by Mindi Westhoff 

"The house and garden really complement each 
other well," said senior Avery Daugherty. "It gives the 
place a tranquil feeling, but also a kind of stately at- 
mosphere. You feel like you're actually in the 1800s." 

Also available to visitors as part of the entrance 
fee was access to the James Madison Landmark 
Forest. 200 acres of pristine, virtually undisturbed 
forest lined the property line of Montpelier. The 
forest's rich soil allowed the trees to grow about 20 
to 30 feet higher than the average height for their 
species. Two mile-long trails ran through the for- 
est, enabling visitors to take a serene hike through 
the forest that Madison himself often traversed. 

Montpelier also featured an education center to 
accompany the main house and garden where visi- 
tors could see exhibits dating from Madison's tenure. 
Some exhibits included the "Treasures from the 
Madisons" Collection, which displayed furniture and 
artwork owned by the Madisons, and, in some cases, 
even made at Montpelier. There was also an exhibit 
on Madison's role in the framing of the Constitution 
and the young democracy created therein. 

Those who wanted to pay their respects to the 
father of the Constitution could visit the Madison 
Family Cemetery located at Montpelier. The ceme- 

tery was the final resting place for several generations 
of Madisons, including the former president and his 
wife. Generations of Madisons were born, raised and 
buried at Montpelier. 

While all these features of Montpelier were in- 
cluded in the ticket price, one event was not, though 
it was worth the extra cost. This event was the Mont- 
pelier Hunt Races, an annual day of steeplechase rac- 
ing and other entertainment. The finest horses came 
to Montpelier on Nov. 4 for racing on Montpelier's 
front lawn, a tradition begun by the duPont family 
in the early 1900s. There was even something for ca- 
nine enthusiasts as the day began with a Jack Russell 
Terrier race and canine demonstration. 

"The place is really worth the trip. To see where 
James Madison lived and thought is really inspiring 
in a way," said senior Andrew Gore. "It definitely 
made me appreciate JMU a little bit more than I 
probably did before." 

Montpelier I 101 I 

everyone sdomgit 


'Doing It 

Popular fads and trends 
consume the lives of 
students everywhere. 

by Elizabeth Carpenter 

Killing time after lunch, 
senior Avery Daugherty plays 
songs on his ipod. Many stu- 
dents preferred earbuds to 
larger headphones because 
they were lightweight and 
easier to put into bacl<packs- 
Pfiolo by Mindi Westhoflf 

Playing on the viewer's 

sense of curiosity with 

its complicated plot, the 

hit ABC drama "Lost" is 

among many network shows 

popular among students 

The show spawned action 

figures, a board game and 

clothing- Pholo tHuslrotion by 

Mindi Westhoff 

as far as women's fashion was concerned, 
those in vogue were frequently seen wearing 
skinnv jeans, a popular jean stvle that flat- 
tered nian\ body types. Appearing in many 
\\ell-\isited clothing stores, skinny jeans made a repeat 
appearance after their glory days in the 1980s. Skin- 
tight from hip to ankle, the)- promised to create a sleek 
and svelte silhouette. Sophomore Lindsey Mayberry 
approved of the look because "the\' look cute and hip" 
tucked into her Ugg boots. 

Striding hand in hand with skinnv jeans was 
their cousin, leggings. Also hailing from the era of 
big-haired rock and roll, they resembled the leg- 
gings worn under bright, baggy sweatshirts with 
scrunched down tube socks. This time, leggings 
were frequently seen under denim skirts or dresses, 
ending at either mid-calf or the ankle. For some, 
leggings ^vere a warm and fashionable \vay to extend 
the wearing life of spring clothing into the cooler 
seasons, "giving you more options than just long 
pants," said senior Stephanie Brummell. Available 
in stores across the nation, they came in a variety 
of styles, colors and patterns. 

Oversized sunglasses worn in the style of Jackie 
Onassis effectively created a surprisingly sleek 
and confident look. Seen on both women and men 
across campus, the trend surpassed the fashion 
barrier between the sexes and one onlv had to slip 
on a pair to feel aloof and protected from the prv- 
ing eves of the world. While manv fashion enthusi- 

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Making a comeback, leg- 
gings are worn under skirts 
and long shirts to make 
summer clothes appropriate 
for colder weather. Leggings 
became a popular fashion 
trend in the 80s. worn first 
for exercise and eventu- 
ally for mainstream fashion. 
Photo by Mindi Westhoff 

Completing an outfit, 
popped collars are a fashion 
trend followed by both men 
and women. In the 80s, the 
popped collar was worn 
specifically to portray a 
"preppy" status. Photo by 
Mindi Westhoff 

Fads I 103! 

everyone sdl@iiinif it 

Adding a splash of color 
to an outfit, ballet flats arc 
seen paired with |eans. Fea- 
tured in various magazines, 
fashion experts suggested 
wearing the shoes with the 
new skinny jeans. Photo by 
Kellie Nowim 

Making a call, a trend- 
follower uses her slim, 
brightly colored RAZR cell 
phone. When RAZRs first 
came onto the market in 
early 2004. prices ranged 
from $500 to $800. but 
later became less expensive 
Photo by Sarah Thomas 

Awaiting his pur- 
chase voucher, senior 
Harry Orell camps out in 
front of Circuit City to buy 
a Nintendo Wii, After the 
Playstation 3 sold out in less 
than a day. many students set 
up tents and chairs outside of 
Wal-Mart. Target and other 
stores to be the first in line 
to buy new game consoles. 
Photo by Mindi Westhoff 

asts chose to support the fashion, not everyone 
was impressed by the look. "[It looks like] girls are 
tr\ing hard," said freshman Travis Gulick. 

For the guys on campus, it was not the clothes 
that made the man, but the hair. In recent vears, 
tlu-re iiad been an increase in the popularity of 
long hair as guys rebeled from the days of short, 
military-inspired cuts or the spiked, gelled look. 
There were a number of possible explanations for 
this |)hcn()menon. For some, it was a reflectit)n of 
the popular sinfer lifestyle that influenced cloth- 
ing styles and leisme activities. For others, the long 
hair frenzy was a result of laziness and empty 
wallets. Growing hair long was simple and cost 
effective for most guys and the stylish edge that it 
gave them was an added bonus. 

The recent appearance of longboards continued 
to engulf the sand-in-hand smfer trend. A longboard 
was a longer skateboard that measured between 90 
and 150 cm. The greater weight and length made it 
a perfect transportation option because its extended 
frame did not allow for more complex trick mas- 
ter\. Riding a longboard was topically referred to as 
"cruising," and traveling downhill was done in long s- 
shapes, known as "carving." Students used longboards 
as a cjuick and effective wa\" to maneuxer iheii wav 
aroimd campus. 

rile latest craze in the "amiiiQ woild was Nin- 
tendos release of its newest gaming console, Wii. on 
Nov. 19. "The Nintendo Wii has had such effetti\e 
maikcting that getting a hold of one when it's finall) 

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Offering protection from 
the sun, oversized sunglasses 
are worn by spectators during 
a football game. After they 
were featured in Hollywood 
films, the glasses became a 
popular trend for young peo- 
ple. Photo by Mindi Westhoff 

released will be very difficult, which is why I'm going 
to camp out the night before to get mine," said senior 
Harry Orell. Nintendo's marketing efforts included 
subtle tactics to appeal to demographics previously 
less interested in gaming, such as women and adults. 

Another aspect that differentiated Wii from 
its predecessors was the design of its games, which 
could be picked up and played without much prior 
experience. "Wii is a completely new way of gam- 
ing. Because of its new control scheme, previous 
gaming skills are pretty much worthless. Everyone 
will be starting from square one, not just new 
users," said Orell. Wii was released with its killer 
app, "The Legend of Zelda: Twilight Princess." 
Xbox 360 also experienced a reawakening during 
the year with the much-anticipated release of its 
killer app, "Gears of War." 

Many students turned to their TVs on a weekly 
basis to stay up-to-date with the latest developments 
in their favorite television shows. "Grey's Anatomy," 
a medical drama that developed the personal and 
professional lives of surgical interns, was popular 
choice among women. 

For viewers who loved the suspense of reality 
TV, "Project Runway" featured a group of fashion 
designers competing to win the opportunity to show 
his or her clothing line at New York City's Fashion 
Week. "LOST" took the university by storm as it 
followed the lives of a group of plane crash survivors 
on a mysterious tropical island. "'LOST' is life" said 
senior Anna Lewis. "The rest is just details." 

"Family Guy" provided many with some light- 
hearted comedy through its depiction of a dysfunctional 
cartoon family. Whatever the choice, popular television 
shows were a great way for students to unwind and take 
a break from their studies. 

Motorola's RAZR completely redefined the cell 
phone, making the clunky, standard function phones 
of the past obsolete. The RAZR became yet another 
way for students to proclaim their technologi- 
cal advancement to the world. Before the release of 
the RAZR, camera phones took top notch in the 
list of trendy gadgets, but with its laser-cut key- 
pad and superior design, the RAZR represented a 
sophisticated, urban lifestyle. The LG Chocolate, 
geared toward women with its sleek, minimalist 
design, allowed users to download music directly 
onto the phone, browse the wireless Internet and 
had a built-in camera/camcorder. The Chocolate 
also featured an advanced navigation system and 
Bluetooth capabilities. 

Though the Apple iPod was first released in 
2001, its popularity had yet to subside. Originally 
available only in its clean, trademark white, the 
iPod constantly expanded its product line to include 
bright color options and smaller, sleeker designs. 
New color screens were capable of playing down- 
loadable TV shows and movies upon command. 

Exorbitant price tags and uncertain trends 
failed to faze students. Many drew enjoyment from 
both following fads and looking toward the future 
in anticipation of the next big item. 

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one stop sk) 

The Dayton Farmers' Market hosts a 
unique array of vendors from produce 
stands to toy stores, by Ekni Menoum 

mam students wished the\ could avoid 
the busy Wal-Mart crowds and just 
enjo) themselves while shopping. 
The Dayton Farmers' Market was 
the perfect place to leisurely visit over 20 stores with 
local and imported goods from around the world. At 
the market, quality and variety were high and prices 
and hassle were low. 

"The Dayton Farmers" Market is a great Har- 
risonburg find. They have unique gift shops that are 
perfect for fun gifts." said senior Meghan O'Donnell. 
"The farmer's market is also the perfect place to get 
fresh snacks and seasonal treats." 

The Dayton Farmers' Market was the original 
farmers' market in the area. A year-round, indoor 
market located off of Route 42, it was open Thurs- 
day to Satinday from 9 a.m. to 6 p.m. On the way 
to the market, it was not imconnnon to ]3ass rinal 
roads with horses and buggies, farms, country 
stores and roadside stands. 

Residents from all around Virginia visited the 
market, especially those from the Harrisonburg com- 
munitv. "I like how people from all over town come 
to sell their homemade got)ds," said junior .Andrea 
Hernandez. Ail of the produce was fresh and many 
items were homemade, providing a welcome change 
from shopping at the local grocery store. 

With thousands of goods, several unique 
shops and different weekly specials, shoppers were 
guaranteed to find what thev needed. The Cheese 
Place sold bulk foods, baking supplies, candies and 
nuts, while Ten Thousand \'illages supplied fairh 
traded handicrafts from around the world. "M\ 
favorite part of Dayton Farmer's Market are these 
amazing handmade baskets sold at Ten Thousand 
\'illages, I think I have bought every style and 
size!" said senior Renee Goldsmith. "I use the bas- 
kets for storing m\ fruit, keeping mv jewelrv and 
as decoration." 

For those looking to spice up their dorm room 
or apartment. Fragrant Expressions specialized in 
aromatheiapy, fragrances, jewelry, candles and health 
and beauty items. Sandra Kay's featured clocks, 
rangin": from wall and mantle versions to motion and 
radio-controlled tvpes. Framed and un-framed water- 
color prints from local artist Lisa Geiman of Fishers- 
ville, Va., were also a\ailable for purchase. Geiman's 
collection of brilliantly colored prints and decorative 
mailboxes were only available at Sandra Kay's. 

Zola's offered handmade dried flower designs, 
candles and gifts. Localh grt>wn mums of exception- 
al ciualit\ and price and creative flower arrangements 
for fall were also available for purchase. One of 
Zola's more popular items was its locally-made apple 

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Providing a one-of-a-kind 
taste, jars of homemade 
jams, line the shelves of 
Hank's, a merchant offering 
soups, salads and other 
homemade goods. The mar- 
ket gave the Harrisonburg 
community a chance to 
support local farmers. Photo 
by Maria Nosal 

Taking advantage of the 
variety of items. Dayton 
Farmers' Market custom- 
ers brovi'se the selection in 
Crafty Hands. Many visitors 
were surprised to find stores 
that sold items other than 
fruits and vegetables. Photo 
by Sarah Thomas 

Greeting visitors, the 
Dayton Farmers' Market 

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butter. "Zola's apple butter is the best kind around," 
said junior Sarah Ramirez. "I always spread it on my 
homemade beer bread!" 

Warfel's Sweet Shoppe was known for its home- 
made fudge, truffles, peanut brittle and handmade 
quilts. Other signature homemade candies included 
chocolate pecan toffee, old fashioned creme fudge, 
chocolate creme truffles, caramel pecan turtles, as- 
sorted chocolates and sugar-free chocolates, all also 
available online. 

Other Dayton Farmers' Market shops included 

which sold books of both gen- 

Books of Merit, 
eral and Christian interest. Country Chimes, 
which featured pottery, afghans, rugs, baskets and 
collectibles, and the Country Village Bake Shop 
that specialized in breads, pies, cookies, cakes and 
seasonal goods. The Kaffee Klatsch offered whole 
coffee beans, flavored coffees, espresso and teas, 
and The Pretzel Shop was known for its huge, 
fresh pretzels and homemade biscotti. 

"What's not to love about Dayton's market?" said 
senior Audrey Valentine. "It's got amazing fair trade 
products, knick-knacks, and of course, little snackies 
from Grandma's Pantry. Plus, have you tried the cin- 
namon pretzel? Seriously, the best pretzels ever!" 

It was no wonder the Dayton Farmers' Market 
was popular among Virginia locals and students 
alike; it offered a great variety of products, thou- 
sands of unique and handmade goods, high quality 
and reasonable prices. The owners were friendly 
and the customers, social and appreciative. 

"What I enjoy most about the Dayton Farmers' 
Market is that everyone has something to offer," 
said junior Brianne Beers. "Each time I visit the 
market I walk away with a different piece of culture 
that I can take with me and pass on and share." 

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Some students were singers, wliile others pre- 
ferred to be athletes. Others cliose to hone 
tlieir dancing skills, and with the diverse col- 
lection of dance clubs at the university, each 
could easily find a style which best refiected their 
abilities. Perhaps they were attracted to the classic 
grace of ballroom dancing, or maybe the melodies 
of big band and jazz. Whatever their preference, 
dancing was popular and everyone had the chance 
to join a club or take a class to let loose. 

Foi students who enjoyed reliving the early 
1900s, the .Swing Dance Club was a perfect fit. With 
tile upbeat big band music, jazzy lyrics and ail-around 
energy, swing dancing was a must for all those look- 
ing for a classic, stylish and flamboyant dance type. 

"I love the openness of the group and the chance 
practice gives me to get away from the stress of dorm 
life and the intensity of my workload for a couple 
of hours!' said freshman Christina Gregory. "[The] 
Swing Dance Club provides me with a hilarious group 
of unique guys and girls with whom to learn how to 
dance without the raunchiness of 'grinding.' I just can't 
help but look forward to it each and every week!" 

There were several variations in the swing 

Learning the right 

steps through the right 


by Christine Hulse 

dance category, including the East Coast, Balboa 
and Charleston st)'les. "Swing dance is unique in 
that imlike other forms of dance, unlike ballroom 
dancing in particular, it allows the lead to be cre- 
ativeT said junior Valerie Hargis, president of the 
Swing Dance Club. "There's an 'anything goes' 
air about swing clancing that is non-existent in 
many other forms of dance. ..and besides, where 
else do you get to do aerials?" 

Those interested in classic dance could register 
for DANC 144, a course dedicated to ballroom danc- 
ing, and receive credit for mastering this intricate 
form. Despite the implication of the comse title, the 
class was very inclusive of different styles, including 
the foxtrot, tango and even some swing. The comse 
was verv popular and offered two sections, allowing 
many students to enroll. 

Although the ballroom dancers were not in- 
volved in competitions against other schools. the\' 
had the chance to sln)\v off their skills by attending 
dance events. As part of the class, they were required 
to perform at a minimum of three different socials. 

"This class tries to incorporate dances of all dif- 
ferent styles, time periods and cultures^' said junior 


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Locking hands with her part- 
ner, junior Beth Lacy executes 
a move at Swing Dance Club 
practice, The club held separate 
practices for both beginner 
and intermediatelevel dancers. 
Photo by Mindi Westhoff 

Defying gravity, a Break- 
dance Club member flips 
in front of a crowd of fasci- 
nated students and fellow 
members. The Breakdance 
Club was founded in 1997 
and performed at campus 
events such as Alternative 
Spring Break fundraisers and 
Student Organization Night. 
Photo by Mindi Westhoff 

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Mekenzie Williams. "It is wonderfully eclectic, and 
starts out basic enough for the beginner. It is the 
best elective I've ever taken!" 

Anyone who had ever attended a football game 
was fortunate enough to experience a performance 
b\ the Dukettes. Formed more than a decade ago, 
the group was a small collection of women with 
extreme talent. They developed various routines 
based on whatever music they were working with, 
whether it was the marching band's ensemble or 
their own musical selection. 

The Dukettes did more than add to the glory 
of the marching band. They attended an autumn 
dance camp and competed during the Universal 
Dance Association's National Collegiate Competi- 
tion in January. Their talent was also showcased 
at other events such as pep rallies and parades. In 

Keeping in sync, the 
Dukettes perform on 
the Commons during the 
Homecoming pep rally. The 
Dukettes' regular season 
ran from May to March. 
Photo by Mindi Westhoff 

order to prepare routines to show off, they prac- 
ticed two or more hours each evening. 

"The best thing about our team is the camara- 
derie. These intelligent ladies truly have a special 
bond that grows throughout the year and with 
every experience they have togetherr said Suzanne 
Trow, head coach. "They are supportive of one 
another and are supportive of JMU and proud to 
be able to [be] a part of something so special!' 

Remember high school dances? There was always 
the one guy who decided to start breakdancing. Well, 
for all of those individuals, there was the Breakdance 
Club, where participants could work out all their ex- 
cess energ)' with others who shared their passion. With 
style names such as locking, top-rock and krumping, 
how could breakdancing be anything but energetic? 

Comprised of about 30 members of both men and 

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women, the club attended other schools" breakdance 
jams and performed at many different uni\ersitv 
events. The Breakdance Club's most prominent e\'ent 
was their annual breakdance competition called Circles. 

"Breakdancing, more properly called "Bboying! 
has the notable distinction of being the only well- 
recognized form of dance that takes place mosth 
on the ground;' said sophomore Matt Lowman. "It 
is also one of the most \ ibrant and physical dance 
styles in existence." 

For those who still had not found a place in the 
university's dance community, Madison Dance was 
another option. Composed of about 45 members, 
this group made their presence known b\' performing 
at universitN events such as Relay for Life and Smiset 
on the Quad. Madison Dance was divided into sub- 
groups, creating specialized teams for jazz, street 
style, lyrical and hip-hop. 

On the same side of the style tracks was Moziac 
Dance Club, a co-ed club \\'hose main passion was hip- 
hop. Mozaic also gave its members the opportunit\ to 
learn other stales of dance, such as African or modern. 

"We try to bring an array of people together to 
have fun and perform for others," said senior Renee 
Goldsmith, president of Mozaic. "We work realh 
hard to bring together dances that we think the JMU 
campus will enjoy." 

W'nh such a variety of options, whatever style 
students preferred, the university most likely of- 
fered some variation of it. So blast that techno, 
jazz or classical music, and get dancing. 


Wearing brightly colored 

T-shirts. Madison Dance 

members shake it during 

Sunset on the Quad. The 

styles of dance performed 

by the group included ballet. 

hip-hop. jazz and tap. Photo 

by Mmdi Westhoff 

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Dancing in front of Wilson 
Hall, freshman Erica Ponder, 
senior Nikki Jenkins and 
freshman Milencia Pankey 
perform at Sunset on the 
Quad. Mozaic Dance Club 
was comprised of a group 
of ethnically-diverse male 
and female dancers. Photo by 
jewels Gundrum 

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The Women's Resource 

Center provides students 

with support to get through 

both daily problems and 

crisis situations. 

by Katie O'Dowd 

\l J[\ 

the Women's Resource Center (WRC) promot- 
ed well-being for all JMU students through 
the support and celebration of women. The 
center provided crisis and long-term counsel- 
ing for issues such as sexual assault, dating violence 
and eating disorders. 

"Because these things happen on campus every- 
day, we are here as support for the students as they 
are on their road to recovery," said Heather Driver, 
assistant director of the WRC. 

Freshman Casey Tappan initially planned to vol- 
unteer at the center for one semester, but enjoyed it 
so much that she decided to help out again the fol- 
lowing semester. "The center's mission is a notable 
one," she said. "I love working for the organization." 

Serving as a forum for the discussion of women's 
issues, the center hosted various events throughout 
each school year to educate and empower the imiver- 
sity community. 

"The center is of importance to JMU because 
it is involved in both prevention and interven- 
tion efforts," Driver said. "We are a resource for 
ail students to learn about very important issues 
that most all of them will come into contact with 
sometime before they graduate from JMU." 

On Sept. 21, the center sponsored "Get Carded 
Day." Volunteers handed out informational cards 
on the Commons to inform students about sexual 
assault, how to reduce their risk and what to do if 
they were sexually assaulted. 

"I knew 15 years ago when I came to campus 
that there was little on campus regarding preven- 
tion, response and support regarding harassment, 
assault and eating disorders," said Associate Direc- 
tor Hillary Wing-Richards. "I wanted this center to 
be for all students." 

From Oct. 2-6, in honor of Domestic Violence 
Awareness Month, the center displayed the Silent 
Witness Virginia exhibit on the Commons with life- 

sized silhouettes that represented women, children 
and men who had been victims of abuse. Surviving 
family members or friends submitted the names and 
stories of victims for the display. 

On March 27, the center organized Take Back 
the Night, an event designed to raise awareness of 
violence against women and sexual assault. Vari- 
ous university music groups performed at the event 
every year, followed by a speak-out during which 
survivors could share their experiences. Those in 
attendance then carried candles around campus to 
break the silence and shed light on sexual assault. 
The center also sponsored the Clothesline Proj- 
ect, a display of shirts made by people affected by 
sexual violence. 

"There is no one issue that is the biggest for 
young women," Driver said. "Women are faced 
with multiple issues every day, including dealing 
with the pressures of managing school, work and 
their social lives." 

The center also sponsored the annual Woman of 
Distinction Award every year to celebrate a woman 
who, as defined on the center's Web site, "inspires us 
through her imagination, innovation and dedication; 
her exemplary talent and achievements; her strength 
in character and the sincerity in which she serves." 

Students and faculty members could nominate 
a woman they believed deserved recognition by the 
university commimity. The award was presented to 
a student, facultv or staff member. 

"The awards helped connect the connnunit) and 
show the impact JMU women are having on others' 
lives," said junior Jenna Cook, who served on the 
selection committee for the awards. 

Along with annual programs and events, the 
center provided additional resources for the com- 
munity. Once a month, students and facult)' gathered 
to discuss and share stories. The center hosted open 
forums and discussed topics such as women in politics 

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Welcoming students, the 
doors of the WRC are open 
for visitors. The WRC spon- 
sored Get Carded Day and 
Tal<e Bacl< the Night. Photo 
by Mindi Westhoff 

Greeting visitors, a bell 
sits in the front of the WRC. 
located on the fourth floor of 
Warren Hall. Both men and 
women were invited to vol- 
unteer and attend the events 
sponsored by the WRC. 
Photo by Mindi Westhoff 

Filling a shelf within 
the WRC, pamplets on 
sexual assault and violence 
are available for students 
to take. In addition to 
providing informational 
pamplets. WRC published an 
electronic newsletter each 
semester. Photo illustration by 
Mindi Westhoff 

and child abuse pievention. The center also housed 
a resource library, where students could check out 
books, magazines, articles and videos. 

"Young men on campus come here to discuss 
their frustrations and pain when a friend is assaulted, 
[and] friends of victims feel supported when they 
come to ask for help for a friend who is purging and 
hinging and they are concerned about her safety 
and health," said Wing-Richards. "The impact is the 
knowledge that there is a place to go in crisis and also 
that they will be heard and responded to." 

Sophomore Sarah LaPrade, who volunteered at 
the center for a semester, said the center was a nice 
environment for students. "Being female, if anything 
were to happen, it's reassuring to have a place on 
campus to go that isn't intimidating," she said. 

Begun in 1991 as a department of the Univer- 
sity Health Center, the WRC continued to grow 
and always offered its services and support to 
anyone in need. 

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Bars provide students with a 
fun escape from academic life. 

by Sunny Hon 



he bar scene was as integral to college life as 
football was to the autumn season. Local col- 
lege bars had long been a place for students 
to wind down from their hectic academic 
lives to relax and socialize. While alcohol consump- 
tion was always an option, for most students, the bar 
culture was more about having a good time with 
friends and meeting new people. 

"I think going to a bar brings you into contact 
with people your age," said senior Sam McKelvey. 
"The feeling of being out gives you a sense that you 
did something that night." 

Harrisonburg boasted a wide selection of bars 
for its college-aged crowd. The most popular ones 
included Rocktown Grill, The Pub, Buffalo Wild 
Wings (Bdub's), Ham's, Dave's Downtown Taverna 
and Mainstreet Bar and Grill. Some of the bars 
featured sports-themed environments, while others 

the bar scene. 

On the days of major sporting events, spoVts 
enthusiasts piled into bars such as BDub's and 
Dave's to enjoy the games with others who shared 
their love for sports. These sports bars highlighted 

a variety of games on multiple large screen televi- 

sions, ana patrons couia watcn a numoer or cruicai 
sports match-ups simultaneously. With tasty appetiz- 
ers, drinks and fervent fans, these bars created an 
atmosphere that was conducive to sports viewing. 

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For others, good music was alwa\s synonymous 
with c]uality bars. The Pub, Rocktown, Dave's and 
Mainstreet frequently featured great music and of- 
fered live performances by local bands. The popular 
Richmond-based band Carbon Leaf frequently made 
stops at The Pub to perform for its Harrisonburg 
fans. Mainstreet and Dave's also had local bands 
showcase their musical ingenuity. Dave's featured 
an open mic night on Sundays. Students from the 
university's music department frequently took advan- 
tage of these opportunities for performance practice. 
"You can always find li\e jazz on \Vednesda)s at Da\'e's 
Taverna," said senior Chris Cushwa. 

In addition to live music, these bars also had DJs 
spinning timeless classics and the latest hits. The mu- 
sic often resonated with the patrons of the bars and 
helped create the identities of these establishments. 
Good music provided another dimension to a bar 
scene, making the atmospheie come alive. 

Of course, a bar was not a bar unless it served 
great drinks. In addition to a plethora of beer selec- 
tions both bottled and on tap, many bars served a 
variety of mixed drinks. Cocktails such as rum and 
coke, vodka and cranberry juice, gin and tonic, cos- 
mopolitans and margaritas were popular choices in 
all bars. "I love going to [Rocktown] and BDub's be- 
cause they have Blue Moon on tap," said senior Jenny 
Yoimg. "Add an orange and you've got perfection." 

"Happ\- hour" was a favorite term among bar-goers. 
Occurring in the early evening, many bars drastically 
reduced prices on certain drinks. These specials were 
popular among students, providing them great drinks 
at great prices. Dave's offered $2 pitchers and Luigi's, 
also located in downtown Harrisonburg, featured $2 
margaritas on Wednesday nights, hi addition to various 
drink specials. Chili's' happy hour offered free chips 
and salsa and Buffalo wings. Students flocked to these 
happy horn- locations for a wallet-friendly good time. 

Thursday nights at Rocktown were packed with 
students taking advantage of beer specials from 7-9 
p.m. and great prices on mixed drinks from 8-9 
p.m. "Thmsday nights at [Rocktown] are the only 
place you can get dollar rail drinks, three dollar 
pitchers, see everyone you know and still be home 
at midnight," said senior Marissa Velleco. 

Friday and Saturday nights were not the only 
nights to be at the bar. Throughout the week, 
bars hosted different themes to bring new life to 
the t\ pical bar routine. Live music and special DJs 
were some of the features used to keep the bar 
scene fresh during the week. 

Another popidar theme was Ladies' Night. 
Rocktown held a tremendously popular Ladies' Night 
on Thursdays when females were admitted without a 
cover charge. Students packed these establishments to 
get an early start on their weekends. 

Many bars in the Harrisonbiug area had a great 
menu selection. Bdub's provided a myriad of wing 
choices, along with other popular foods. This variety 
also helped maintain the bar as one of the popular 
places for watching sports. 

Dave's Taverna had a menu fidl of delicious 
entrees from classic American platters to Greek 
cuisine. "Dave's Taverna has good food, good beer. 
is conducive to meeting people and simply is eas) 
to hang out at," said junior Bobby Toms. Aside 
from being bars, both these places had a restaurant 
element that made them great sit-down places for 
meals with friends and family. 

In college towns, bars were built for the enjoy- 
ment of their collegiate patrons and Harrisonburg 
was no different. The bar scene in Harrisonburg pro- 
vided a great selection of places to unwind. Whether 
it was to watch an important sporting event, or sim- 
plv to meet up with friends, bars had the drinks, food 
and atmosphere to keep their guests entertained. 

"The bar can act as a central location for mul- 
tiple people to meet," explained senior Drew Hayes. 
"Instead of just going to one person's place, you'll 
be able to meet together for drinks. There are also 
benefits to drinking at a bar. It gives you the oppor 
tunity to meet other people if you want to, and you 
can also get additional items such as food or cards to 
make drinking more enjoyable." Simply put, there 
were always good times to be had at one's favorite 
Harrisonburg bar. 

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Twisting off a bottle cap, 
bartender Dawn Kresslein 
prepares to serve a drink for 
a guest at Mainstreet Bar and 
Grill. Though bars mainly 
served as environments for 
socializing, they also pro- 
vided employment for many 
university students. Photo by 
Mindi Westhoff 

Conversing with each 
other, friends enjoy a meal 
at BDub's. BDub's was a 
popular spot for students 
looking for quality food and 
drinks at good prices. Photo 
by Mindi Westhoff 








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Crowding the bar, students 

Watching from their seats, 

order drinks at Rocktown 

visitors at The Pub enjoy 

Grill, formally Highlawn 

the night's performance by 

'avilion. Due to the lowered 

Midnight Train. Many local 

drink prices, 7:30 was the 

bars featured bands and 

most popular time on Thurs- 

entertaining performances 

day nights for students to go, 

in order to attract students. 

and the line often stretched 

Photo by Mindi Westhoff 

across the parking lot. Photo 

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Fit to 


Through classes and well- 
ness programs, group fitness 
instructors promote healthy 

lifestyles, ty Kane O'Dowd 


^^^our, three, two. one! the group fitness instruc- 
P tor counted enthusiasticalh' as she led her class 
K through a vigorous and challenging workout. 
B The University Recreation Center (UREC) of- 
fered 23 different group fitness classes, such as step 
aerobics, body sculpt and voga, for which students 
could register online 24 hours in advance. The 
classes were organized into three levels, so students 
coidd choose a class that matched their own indi- 
vidual ability level and experience. 

"Group classes are a better way to be motivated 
to work out because you can go with your friends or 
because vou have someone pushing you to keep go- 
ing," said senior Stephanie Brummell, who took both 
step aerobics and athletic boxing classes at UREC. 

Group fitness classes gave gym-goers the oppor- 
tunity to participate in classes taught bv the best kind 
of motivators: their own peers. Student instructors 
designed and taught the fitness classes themselves. 

Those interested in becoming group fitness 
instructors signed up for an eight-week class, which 
included a combination of lecture and practical 
woik in the studio. 

During the eight weeks, students had to pass a 
written certification exam to demonstrate their mas- 
tery of topics including safety, fitness benefits, muscle 
kinesiology and nutrition. Another step in the hiring 
process was a try-out, in which they demonstrated 
their own 32-count breakdown. Finally, students 
were called in for indi\idual interviews. The new 
instructors then team-taught for a semester before 
the\' began teaching on their o\\n. 

Sophomore Joanna Brenner said she was hooked 
the first time she took a cycle class, which persuaded 
her to become a group fitness instructor at UREC. 
"I thrive off panting and sweating, and I wanted to 
be able to share my passion for physical fitness with 
other people," Brenner said. 

A self-described "drenched-in-sweat kind of 
girl," Brenner's favorite class to teach was cycling. 
"If you're not panting, \ou're not doing it right," 
she said. "Cycle is one of the best cardiovascular 
workouts I've ever had." 

Because cycling was one of the few classes of- 
fered that did not rely on the 32-count breakdown, 
instructors were free to make their own CDs and be 
more creative with the workout. "I love to theme my 
classes and throw in some siuprises," Brenner said. 

The group fitness instructors leained new 
technicjues and choreography at the Southeast Col- 

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Cheering with the kids, 

ophomore Joanna Brenner and 

senior Kendra Fink put their 

hands together before 

\ breaking off into their team 

'for "Corn, Pilgrims. Turkey!" 

f he game, a human version of 

rock, paper, scissors, kicked 

off Kid's Night Out. 

Photo fay Aiindi Westhoff 

Group Fitness 1121 

legiate Fitness Expo each vear. Student fitness leaders 
performed a demo, which was a choreographed 
routine demonstrating the classes thev taught. The 
university's demo always included hip-hop, funk, step, 
yoga and kickboxing, said Anya Hosteller, one of the 
group fitness managers at UREC. 

"JMU is always well represented and respected 
as a group fitness program at [the] expo," Hostetler 
said. "It's a great opportunity to see what the other 
coUeafiate facilities aie offerinti and have a lot of fun!" 

HoU)' Wade, UREC's group fitness and wellness 
coordinator, discovered yoga through teaching. "It 
is my favorite class to teach," she said. "It challenges 
me as an instructor. It is incredibly beneficial for the 
body. I see myself practicing yoga in some way m\ 
entire life." 

Wade, who had taught for 12 years, became an 
instructor because she had always loved dance and 
movement. "More importantly, I quickly saw it as a 
way to impact others," she added. "And there is al- 
ways something new to learn so vou don't get bored." 

Senior Alexandra Caspero, who had been an in- 
structor at JMU since her freshman year, first taught 
group fitness classes in high school. "It's addictive," 
she said. "Once you U\ it...\ou want to continue. I am 
also an advocate of healthy lifestyles." 

Caspero said she liked to teach step because it 
was a challenge to come up with creative combos 
participants. She also enjoyed yoga when she was 
feeling "zen-like." 

Along with teaching classes, Caspero was also 
in charge of wellness programs at UREC, such as 
the blood drive oi- partner massages. The programs 
often correlated with Wellness Passport events, a 
requirement for students enrolled in GHTH 100. 

"It relates to the wellness side of group fitness 
since it is a combined area," Caspero explained. "It 
also lets our participants be active in the wellness 
side of fitness." 

Not onh was groujj fitness a great wav to stay 
healthy, it also created a strong bond among the 
instructors outside the studio. 

Senior Lauren Schlegel organized the team- 
building component of the group fitness program. 
Group fitness differed from other jobs because ev- 
eryone had different work schedules, therefore in- 
structors were not able to see everyone on a given 
day, she said. "We greatly value having a cohesive, 
unified staff, and teambuilding is one way for us 
to spend time together bonding," Schlegel said. 

Some of the activities she organized included 
movie nights, game nights and gift exchanges. 
"Teambuilding pro\ides time for us to get to know 
each other outside of UREC, deepen friendships and 

enjoy the other staff [members]," Schlegel added. 

Brenner said group fitness instructing changed 
her life. "Not only do I love fitness and staying in 
shape, but being part of the group fitness and well- 
ness staff is like having a second famih." Brenner said. 

The job was not all fun and games: it coidd 
be very time-consuming. "You can never cancel 
a class," Caspero said. Although she sometimes 
wanted to work out on her own instead of teach- 
ing, she was always glad she stuck with it at the 
end of class. 

The instructors trained over the summer to 
prepare for the new school year and become reac- 
quainted with the classes and technicjues. Usually 
the instructors conducted the training themselves, 
but this \ear they learned from two guest instruc- 
tors. "Both guest instructors were yer\ hel])ful and 
gave us great ideas for classes," Brenner said. 

Brenner said she sometimes spent time jilamiing 
foi- class on her own in addition to attending group 

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Grabbing some cashews, 

feasts on delicious snacks 
before a relaxing game 
night. Teambuilding nights 
allowed instructors to bond 
outside of the studio. Photo 
by Joanna Brenner 

training. "When a participant approaclies )ou at the 
end of class to tell you he or she had a great workout, 
it's completely worth it." 

UREC also offered options for those looking for 
a more challenging or unique workout. H20 Chal- 
lenge worked core endurance, strength and respira- 
tory endurance in the water. Hip Hop classes incor- 
porated fun dance moves into an everyday workout, 
hi the Triathlon class, participants spent 20 minutes 
cycling, 20 minutes running and 20 minutes in the 
pool. Athletic Conditioning combined cardiovas- 
cular drills and strength training, and Body Sculpt 
helped tone and strengthen the entire body. 

A great aspect of group fitness classes was that 
there was something for everybod)', whether one pre- 
ferred an intense cardiovascular workout, resistance 
training or deep stretching. Not only did the instruc- 
tors provide students and faculty with the opportu- 
nity to stay physically fit, they also offered programs 
to promote mental health as well. 

SxEPPrNG up to her bench, 

demonstrates the next move 
during her "Happy Hour" 
class. Happy Hour classes 
gave instructors the op- 
portunity to create a unique 
class for participants. Photo 
by Mindi Westhoff 

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duke's do 

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s graduation neared, wor- 
ries over grades and finding 
a job faded during a night of 
strealiing across the Quad. 
College was the perfect time to let loose 
and make memories, and the upcoming 
reality of graduating inspired many stu- 
dents to participate in certain must-dos 
before entering the real world. While 
there were many classic areas of campus 
that students attempted to explore, there 
were other popular activities not as com- 
monly known. 

Junior Jessica Johnston got involved 
in some risky business during her time at 
the university. At the end of her sopho- 
more year, she and a friend explored the 
tunnels underneath the Quad. 

"No one was on campus and we were 
on the Quad anyway, it was a [Saturday], we figured 
it'd be sketchierjto go at night," Johnston said. "If 
we had got caught they couldn't really have done 
much but tell us to get out." 

Johnston also climbed onto the roof of Wilson 
Hall. "I was with a group [of] friends in Wilson, we 
were studying and got bored so we climbed through 
the boys' bathroom window on the first floor." 
Senior Ryan Tamborini got all the way into the 
Wilson Hall cupola. "There was a dead bat up there 
and it was pretty nasty," said Tamborini. "It was a 
risk well worth taking though, simply because each 
of the [things to do before graduation] hold some., 
form of significance to this university and its history 
here in Harrisonburg." 

Other Quad-related activities included streaking, 
sharing a kiss on the Kissing Rock, taking pictures 
with the James Madison statue and swimming in 
Newman Lake. 

"Jumping in Newman Lake was probably one of 
the best experiences of my entire life, even though I 
smelled like sewage and fertilizer for approximately 
three weeks," said senior Kenta Ferrin. "There were 
20 of us involved in a mass swimming and it was a 
great bonding experience because we were able to 
act and feel like kids again." 

The UREC climbing wall was a special feature 
on campus not always utilized. Senior Eric Kirsh- 
enbaum climbed the rock wall the summer before 
his freshman year through a summer enrichment 
program. "I was a little nervous at first," said Kir- 
shenbaum. "I don't really like heights or anything, 
but it wasn't bad at all." Kirshenbaum also made 
his way onto the roof of the Festival Conference 
and Student Center and attempted to get into the 
Wilson Hall cupola. 

It was a must to eat at D-Hall on grilled cheese 
Thursday at least once and to spend some excess 
dining dollars at Lakeside Express. The arboretum 
also deserved a visit, whether for a quiet study loca- 
tion or a romantic date. 

There were a number of traditional dining 
experiences located off campus. Harper's Country 
Market & Deli, a Mennonite-owned store located on 
Route 33 West, sold homemade goods and also had 
a small restaurant with inexpensive items such as hot 
dogs, soup and chili. 

"I found out about it freshman year from a 
friend of mine that went quite frequently with her 


Things To Do Before Graduation I 125 

duke's "j'^do!? 

Reading on a warm day. 

junior Carly Swift and senior 

Eric Firnhaber stretch out 

and relax in a tree on the 

quad. On nice weather days, 

students were often found in 

the trees reading, sleeping or 

talking with friends. Photo by 

Mindi Westhoff 

friends. It was originall)' called 'Good and Hearty' 
and it only cost 50 cents for a hot dog and a coke," 
jiHiior Margaret LoPresti said. "It's just so typical 
Harrisonburg, and it's so cheap, and so fun to go 
hang out with friends." Harper's had more recently 
begun charging 75 cents for a hot dog and soda, and 
15 extra cents for chili. 

Other places to check out before leaving Harri- 
sonburg were Jess' Quick Lunch, Dave's Downtown 
Taverna and Kline's Dairy Bar. 

Blue Hole, a popular swinmiing hole, was also 
located off of Route 33. In the siunmer months, stu- 
dents flocked to the secluded area to enjoy a day of 
swimming and picnicking. 

Pranks were a timeless tradition for all ages, 
but became especially popular during one's college 
)ears. Sophomore Kelh Davis was the victim of a 
prank involving D-Hall hamburger patties. After 
finding a ninnber of patties in both a friend's and 
her own backpacks, Davis and her friend decided 
to retaliate against the perpetrator. "We decided 
to use hamburgers also, so one day at D-Hall my 
friends and I took abt)ut 17 binger patties and put 
them in our JMU mugs and then that night while 
he was gone we snuck into his room and put the 

patties in his bed," Davis said. 

While some pranks involved food, others in- 
volved personal property. Sophomores Laura Moore, 
Rebecca Popp and Rebecca Byrd were driving down 
West View Street when the}- saw their friend's moped 
parked outside of his house, so they decided to take 
it. "It was an opportunity to have fun, and play a 
practical joke on a friend," said Byrd. "He came to 
our house and jokingly held us hostage with air-soft 
giuis. A person outside saw we were in distress and 
they told him where the moped was." 

For students less inclined to participate in activi- 
ties that might have resulted in sanctions, there were 
always more admirable things to do before gradua- 
tion. Try not to skip a class for an entire month. Ride 
the drunk bus without having had a single drink. 
Make friends with a professor or a Dining Services 
employee. Attend a concert downtown. College was 
considered to be 
the best four (or 
five, or six) years 
of one's life, and 
students did their 
best to make those 
years memorable. 

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Resting on the windshield 
of a car, a parking ticket 
awaits an illegally-parked 
student. Many students 
received one or more park- 
ing tickets during their time 
at the university. Photo by 
Candace Edmonds 

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Members of the Ultimate 
Frisbee teams combine eccentricity 
with hard work to make it to the 
national championship. 

by Joanna Brenner and Kati Kitts 

8 V'« 

Preparing to make a pass. 

freshman Matthew Himewright 

extends his arm back to 

throw the Frjsbee around 

his opponent, sophomore 

Austin Timberlake. Although 

the team held some games at 

the university, they also traveled 

as far as Ohio for tournaments. 

Photo by Mindi Westhoff 

Leaning against the feet 

of an Ultimate member, a 

Frisbee displays the eccentric 

name of the team. Ultimate 

Frisbee vs/as one of the only 

sports that could create silly 

and alternative names for the 

teams. Photo by Mindi Westhoff 


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the university's Ultimate Frisbee teams 
were known for many things: silly pants, 
bizarre nicknames, D-Hall shirts and be- 
ing just plain cool. Although their unique 
style was the foundation that molded the teams, the 
members used this uniqueness of spirit to fuel hard 
work at practices and determination to win each 
game and make it to nationals. 

Practice started with running to warm up, 
followed by drills and scrimmages. At the end of 
practice, the members were required to sprint and 
wind down with some relaxing yoga. "One thing 
people don't realize about Club Ultimate is how 
much of a commitment it is. We practice roughly 
10 hours a week, unless we have a tournament, 
in which case we are playing between six to eight 
90-minute games over the weekend," said senior 
Jae Miner, captain of the men's team, called the 
Flying Hellfish. "You have to have a solid skill set, 
be athletic and be in good shape to prosper in 
this sport." 

At the beginning of the year, the men's and 
women's teams had already traveled to Maryland, 
Ohio, North Carolina and Virginia and participatd in 
a tournament at each location. After the tournaments, 
they played in sectionals, which included all the teams 
from the area in the Ultimate Players Association. 
The Flying Hellfish began the 2006 season with 
high expectations. "Our team has hopes of making 
a run at nationals this year," Miner said. "We had 
our best placement in a long time last year, finish- 
ing ninth in the Atlantic Coast region." The team 
was not all about winning though, which was part of 
what made the sport so unique. 

One of those "unique" aspects of the team was 
the nicknaming. It was tradition in Club Ultimate 
for the members to have nicknames in place of 
their regular names. Each member received his or 

Following through, 
junior Mike DePaulo and 
Drew Moorcones watches as 
a Frisbee flies past the oppos- 
ing team. The tournaments 
throughout the season led up 
to the Hellfish Bonanza at the 
end of the season. Photo by 
Mindi Westhoff 

Breaking past her de- 
fender from UNC senior 
Beth Kimball scores a point 
in the semi-finals of East 
Carolina University's tourna- 
ment. Potential Ultimate 
members were separated 
during initial practices to 
learn the basics during 
workshops held during 
pre-season. Photo courtesy of 
Katie Piwowarczyk 

her nickname from another member of the team. 

In addition to the creative nicknames, the teams 
also had a specific "flair," or their own personal style. 
The women's team, called the B'monks, defined 
themselves with flamboyant clothing, Beastie Boys 
music and comical cheers. All of these combined 
aspects formed the backbone of the Ultimate Frisbee 
teams: the spirit of the game. 

"I love the spirit of the game. It can get competi- 
tive, but ultimately it's all about good sportsman- 
ship and having a good time," said junior Katie 
Piwowarczyk. "We got a lot of compliments on our 
crazy pants at the last tournament we went to. We 
take pride in the fact that we can play hard and get 
flaired out too." 

Miner explained that the spirit of the game had 
a lot to do with the fact that games were self-offici- 
ated. The players on the field called the fouls, and 
the person called out was free to decide whether he 
or she was actually guilty of the foul. This decision 
affected what happened with the call. 

"Ultimate Frisbee has a unique culture on and 
off the field. Games are self-officiated, and respect 
for your opponent as well as having fun are more 
important than the score," said junior Audrey 
Stone. "After every game, we make up goofy cheers 
or play fun games with our opponents. You defi- 
nitely don't see that kind of mutual support and 
camaraderie in every sport." 

Although having fun definitely came first for the 
Utimate Frisbee teams, they still had high hopes of 
making it to the national championship. According 
to co-captain Bonnie Ludka, winning games in the 
past was a "rare occurrence." 

"This year, we have already been to two cham- 
pionship games, creating quite an upset at multiple 
tournaments. The improvement is exciting and 
inspiring. We are working hard and having a blast 
doing it. I believe that JMU is known among the Fris- 
bee community as an extremely spirited, respectful 
team, and I couldn't be more proud," said Ludka. 

The Ultimate Frisbee team continued to leave 
a lasting legacy on the university. Their creative, 
cheerful spirit came together with hard work to 
make for another successful year. 

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Legislation requires 
administration to cut 
several university 

sports teams, by sunny Hon 


It was a shot heard around the university. 
On Sept. 29, the university Board of Visitors 
(BO\') announced that 10 of the university's 28 
varsity teams would be eliminated in order to 
become Title IX compliant, effective July 1, 2007. 
This decision became one of the most controversial 
issues on campus and resulted in an instantaneous 
student reaction. 

Title IX of the Education Amendment of 1972 
was a civil rights legislation penned by former dem- 
ocratic congresswoman Patsy Mink of Hawaii. The 
bill, in summation, stated that "No person in the 
United States shall, on the basis of sex, be excluded 
from participation in, be denied the benefits of, or 
be subjected to discrimination under anv education 
program or activity receiving federal financial as- 
sistance." It was a means of combating the continual 
gender discrimination on all levels in the education 
system, and it did so by initiating a proportion cjuota 
during the Carter Administration in 1979. 

The law was inter])reted to ha\e three key com- 
ponents with wliicli all jniblic schools were required 

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Watching as students leave 
the Save Our Sports rally, 
a student wears a T-shirt 
protesting the sports cuts. 
The rally was one of many 
protests held by students 
after the decision. Photo by 
Mindi Westhoff 

Seated in the Convocation 
Center, students gather to 
protest the Title IX decision. 
The event was led by a group 
of students and was covered 
by Channel 3 News. Photo by 
Keilie Nowlin 

Title IX 113 1 

a I recti on 

Displaying her opinion, 

a student wears a Save 

Our Sports ribbon on her 

backpack In addition to the 

protests and discussions 

held, many students formed 

Facebook groups in order 

to express their opinions on 

the decision to cut 10 sports. 

Photo by Mindi Westhoff 

Soliciting students at the 
start of the Save Our Sports 
rally, organizers of the event 
seek signatures for their 
petitions protesting the Title 
IX compliance decision. The 
rally was held on the Com- 
mons and had the highest 
attendance of any protest 
concerning the cuts. Pholo by 
Mindi Westhoff 

Passing through the Com- 
mons, students sign Title 
IX petitions based on their 
hometowns. The SGA trav- 
eled to Washington. D.C.. 
with the petitions to protest 
the university's decision 
Photo by Mindi Westhoff 

to comply: pro\ ide athletic opportunities that were 
.substantialh proportionate to the student enroll- 
ment, demonstrate a continual expansion of athletic 
opportunities for the under-represented gender 
and full and effective accommodation of the inter- 
est and abilit\' of the under-represented gender. In 
terms of imiversit)- athletics, the number of \arsity 
teams provided for men and women was required to 
be proportionate to the ratio of the male to female j 
population at the school. Since its inception, the 
legislation was a source of heated debate. 

After much deliberation b) the BOV and under 
the coiniseling of Title IX expert Lamar Daniels 
of Atlanta, Ga., and the Virginia attorney general's 
office, the decision was made to cut 10 varsity sports 
to meet the Title IX legislation requirements. This 
conclusion was subsequently annoimced in a press 
lonfeience. The affected sports programs were 
men's archery, cross-countr\ , gymnastics, swim- 
ming, wrestling, indoor and outdoor track and 
wt)men's archer\. fencing and gymnastics. 

Under the Inirning fluorescent lights of the 
C'.on\()c ation Center, one of the assistant athletic 
directoi's broke the news to the 144 soon to be 
cx-studeiu-athletes. "It came to me as a surprise 
and to ever\-one else," explained freshman naiiicl 

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K Mt 

Grant, a member of the men's gymnas- 
tics team. "Very surprising, it came out 
of nowhere," added freshman Jimm\ 
Mitchimi. a wrestler. 

Within daii's of the news, both students 
and athletes quickly organized to combat 
the verdict and attempt to find ways to 
saye their beloved sports programs. The 
Sttident GoNernment Association (SGA) 
held an open discussion to develop a plan 
of action to address the dilemma. Both 
impacted and unaffected athletes came 
together at the Convocation Center to 
discuss potential courses of action. Ad- 
dressing a crowd of nearly 250 people, 
senior Jennifer Chapman, a member 
of the cross-countr\- and track team, 
jjroposed a "Save Our Sports" campaign 
to be kicked off by a mass petitioning ef- 
fort during Family Weekend, held Oct. 
6-8. The men's swim team took over the 
Commons on Oct. 27 to increase student 
involvement and hosted a rally on Nov. 1. 
The events hosted speakers such as Terri 
Lakowski, a five-time Olympic medalist 
swimmer and representative from the 
Women's Sports Foundation, and John 
Naber, an athlete who won four gold 
medals in the 1976 Olympic Games held 
in Montreal, Canada, to appear alongside 
, J student speakers. Hundreds of students 
ijM stopped by the Commons to sign peti- 
w^M tions and letters, which the Parents' 
^H Coalition sent to various government 

In addition to these campaign activities held 
on campus, SGA organized a protest at the Depart- 
ment of Education in Washington, D.C., to express 
frustration regarding Title IX. Many debates were 
held in the SGA senate house regarding the stance 
the student council should take on the matter. While 
these varsity programs were important to the ath- 
letes involved, a number of senators felt the reinstate- 
ments of these programs would put a financial strain 
on the university's finite resources and have negative 
effects on the rest of the university. The conflict 
bet^^•een the athletes and the university could )ield no 
winners, only athletes without their sports. 

For many of the affected athletes, the termina- 
tion of their respective programs also spelled the end 
of their structured competitive careers. Athletes 
who had spent the past decade refining their abili- 
ties and perspiring beads of tireless dedication in 
hopes to one day step into the collegiate sporting 
arena had their dreams crushed in one fateful mo- 
ment as the lights of their competitive careers were 
prematurely extinguished. 

This held especially true for underclassmen, 
who had yet to fully experience collegiate sports. 
Mitchum believed that the elimination of wrestling 
could be the end of his competitive career. "Title IX 

is destroying my dreams of becoming an AU-Ameri- 
can wrestler at a school I love," he said. 

"When June 2007 rolls aroimd, I will no longer 
have a competitive career as an National Collegiate 
Athletic Association varsity gymnast," Grant said. 
While there were club sports offered by the univer- 
sity, for many varsity athletes this alternative was 
not a realistic substitute. "Most of the sports [that 
^^•ere] cut are very competitive through high schocjl," 
said sophomore Stirling Van Winkle. "We all come 
from very structured and competitive lifestyles, and 
the thought of participating in a club sport, with no 
real knowledgeable coach, with no structure to the 
workouts and no real motivation to succeed is a slap 
in the face." 

As the sun set on this year's athletic season, for 
some varsity teams it was their very last. Unless the 
decision was overturned, pommel horses would 
collect dust, rings would arbitrarily hang from the 
ceilings and fencing swords would remain sheathed. 
Student-athletes left their respective sports, not be- 
cause of injuries or through loss of motivation, but 
because of the governance of a higher power. Many 
of these students were caught between the possibility 
of transferring to another school and the thought of 
losing the friends they had made in the school they 
otherwise loved. 

Giving their side of the 
story, members of the men's 
swim team speak at the Save 
Our Sports rally. Other 
speakers included junior 
Brandon Eickel. president 
of the Student Government 
Association, and Stacy Fuller, 
student representative to the 
BOV. Photo by Mindi Westhoff 

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Displaying traditional holiday colors, 
poinsettias add a sense of festivity to Holiday 
Celebrations Around the World. The $3 ad- 
mission fee included a full dinner with dishes 
from different parts of the world. Photo by 
jewels Gundrum Pointing to the audience, 
members of Madison Dance end their perfor- 
mance of "All I Want for Christmas is You" 
at Operation Santa Claus. The event was 
presented by Student Ambassadors to raise 
money for the children of the Harrisonburg/ 
Rockingham Department of Social Services- 
Photo by Mindi Westhof/^ Playing their instru- 
ments in unison, violinists from the symphony 
orchestra perform at Holidayfest. The event 
was one of the Shenandoah Valley's oldest 
annual holiday concerts. Photo by Nancy Daly 

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Students, faculty and families celebrate 

the holiday season with charity events, 

concerts and festivities, by Eiem Menoum 




Projecting her voice into 
the mic, sophomore Teryn 
Oglesby of Into Hymn 
performs a solo during 
Operation Santa Claus. The 
event also featured other 
musical, comedic and dance 
performances. Photo by 
Mindi Westhoff 

Holiday Season I 135 


'' Without the SlTOffR ^T^r fellow students, 
we would not be able to D/UQiu^the holidays 
for underprivileged cfcW/iea '' 

— smor Bea£nvin 

the holiday season was a time of happiness, 
love and celebration. The university shared its 
holiday spirit through events such as Holiday 
Celebrations Around the World, the Chil- 
dren's Holiday Party. Holidavfest and the Annual 
Tree Lighting Ceremony. Organizations participated 
with events such as Theta Chi's 12 Days Project, Uni- 
versity Recreation Center (UREC)'s Warm a Winter 
Wish and the holiday centerpiece workshop held at 
the Edith J. Carrier Arboretum. 

Holiday Celebrations Around the World was 
a fun-filled event sponsored bv the Counseling and 
Student De\elopment Center's Peer Mentor Program, 
the Center for Multicultural Student Services, the Uni- 
versity Program Board and the Centennial Scholars 
Program. The evening event took place Dec. 4 in 
the Festival Conference and Student Center Grand 

Enjoying the multicultural 
food options, sophomores 
Quinncee Payne and 
Kiara Cox wear traditional 
Kwanzaa dress at Holiday 
Celebrations Around the 
World The celebration 
included presentations about 
various ethnic and religious 
holidays in the winter sea- 
son. Photo by jewels Gundrum 

Adorning a table at Holi- 
day Celebrations Around 
the World, a Hanukkah bear. 
menorah dish, Stars of David 
and dreidels represent tradi- 
tions of the Jewish holiday. 
The dreidel game was played 
by spinning the top and gain- 
ing or losing chocolate coins, 
depending on which Hebrew 
letter it landed- Photo by 
Jewels Gundrum 

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Ballroom where guests paid $3 at the door to enjoy 
food, fun and entertainment. A jazz band and Zulu 
dancers performed in honor of the different winter 
holidays celebrated around the world, including 
Chinese New Year, Christmas, Hanukkah, Kwanzaa, 
Ramadan and Three Kings. Student organizations 
around campus came to share their holida\- celebra- 
tions with guests. 

The Famih- Children's part^■ was a da\'time festivity 
for the yoiHig children and grandchildren of univer- 
sity faculty and staff in celebration of the Christmas, 
Hanukkah and Kwanzaa holidays. The event took 
place Dec. 10 and included refreshments, holiday 
videos, face painting and special guest performances. 
It concluded with the reading of a holiday story by 
President Lin^vood H. Rose. 

Holidayfest, the university's seasonal concert that 

featured the universit)' chorale, brass band and sym- 
phony orchestra, celebrated the holida\s on Dec. 4 
in Wilson Hall. The 65-voice chorale performed the 
Christmas portion of Handel's "Messiah," accompa- 
nied by faculty members Doroth\' Maddison, Suzetta 
Glenn, John Little, In Dal Choi and Patricia Bradv. 
The 75-member symphony orchestra performed 
"Sleigh Ride" and "Christmas Festival" by Leroy 
Anderson, "Christmas Favorites" by Bruce Chase and 
"Concerto Grosso," arranged by Arcangelo Corelli. 

Following the Holidayfest concert, guests crowd- 
ed around the holiday tree on the Quad with hot 
chocolate and cookies and watched as Rose lit the 
tree. The brass band performed as guests accompa- 
nied it with sing-along carols. 

Theta Chi shared in the holiday season by giving 
back to the community with the seventh successful 
year of its 12 Days Project. "We love how it allows 
not only us, but the entire JMU and Harrisonburg 
community to work for a noble cause by bring- 
ing holiday cheer to the underprivileged children 
of Harrisonburg," said senior Ian McCleary. "The 
motto of Theta Chi is 'The Helping Hand,' which we 
strive to make a reality everyday, and we intend to 
do that this year and for the following years to come 
through our 12 Days Project." 

The 12 Days Project was held on the Commons 
and ran from Nov. 27 to Dec. 8. The trailer was 
manned day and night as brothers collected donations 
of cash, FLEX and toys. All members of the university 

Looking at the candy 
canes hanging on UREC's 
Warnn a Winter Wish 
tree in the lobby, junior 
Anthony Hamzeh makes 
his selection. Students, 
faculty and UREC employees 
participated by buying gifts 
for families in need. Photo by 
Sarah Thomas 

Admiring each other's 
traditional dress, senior 
Samier Mansur and visiting 
friend Julie Chowdhury enjoy 
the activities of Holiday Cel- 
ebrations Around the World. 
Mansur was president of the 
Muslim Student Association 
and helped sponsor the event. 
Photo by Jewels Gundrum 

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I 1 38 I Features 

and Harrisonburg communities were encouraged 
to help support and impact the hves of those less 
tortunate in a positixe way. 

"The great thing about tliis pioject is to see 
the overwliehning support that we receive from the 
JMU communit)' for such a worthwhile cause," said 
senior Ben Erwin. "Without the support of our fellow 
students, we would not be able to brighten the holidays 
for [Harrisonburg's] underprivileged children." 

UREC also contributed to making children's holi- 
da)'s a little bit brighter through its Warm a Winter 
Wish program. UREC teamed up with the Valley 
AIDS Network, First Step and the Harrisonburg Mer- 
cv House to provide gifts to those in the community 
in need of a little extra love and holiday spirit. The 
goal was to send at least four gifts to each family. 

Anyone could participate simply by going to UREC 
and picking a candy cane from the tree. Each candy 
cane had a person's name on it and the student bought 
a gift for the individual in need. Gifts were returned 
to UREC by Dec. 12 in time for the wrapping party 
on Dec. 13, a time of gift-wrapping, food and fun 
for students and UREC employees alike. 

UREC also helped out overwhelmed parents 
during the holiday season who could not seem to 
find time for shopping through an event called Kid's 
Night Out. On Dec. 16 from 5:30-9:30 p.m., UREC 
and the Alternative Break Program teamed up to 
give children ages 4 to 13 a fun night of games and 
activities while parents treated themselves to kid-free 
shopping. Kids had UREC to themselves as they 
swam, rock climbed, played with arts and crafts and 
enjoyed a pizza party. 

The Edith J. Carrier Arboretum also celebrated 
the holidays b)' hosting a holiday centerpiece workshop 
on Dec. 16, taught by Melanie Rowan, an arboretum 
volunteer and master gardener. The class was limited 
to 20 participants and reservations were required. The 
$35 holiday workshop included an instructional video 
demonstrating proper pruning techniques for gather- 
ing greenery and lessons on how to make centerpieces 
out of twigs, cones, berries, greens and accessories of 
faux fruit and candles. 

The holiday season at the university was filled with 
numerous events, donations and celebrations. From 
concerts to tree lighting ceremonies to helping those in 
need, members of the community had the chance to 
enjoy the holidays with those they loved while giving 
back to those in need. 

Following along in their 
pamphlets, freshmen Julia 
Echols and Bonnie Weath- 
erill sing carols at the Annual 
Tree Lighting Ceremony. 
Event speakers included 
Rose and Brandon Eickel. 
president of the Student 
Government Association. 
Photo by jewels Gundrum 

Holiday Season I 139 



Graduates commemorate their 
time at the university in a 
traditional way. bysarawist 


1 new join- 
ers of their 
sit\' gradu- 
*ir academic 

before setting off to enibar 
neys and begin the next cl 
hves, on Dec. 16, 503 uii 
ates were recognized foi 
achievements at tiie second convocation of the 97th 
annual Commencement ceremonw 

"Graduating from JMU was the best day of my 
Hfc. Attending college here was an experience that 
1 will never forget. This place that I have come to 
call home the past few years has become more than 
that, it's a wav of life: it's the huge famih that vou are 
a part of every da\' whether vou like it or not," said 
graduate Kari Kilgore. 

The banners of each of the six academic colleges 
hung proudly on stage as the graduates marched 
into the Convocation Center to "Heroic Suite" by G.P. 
Telemann, performed b\ the Madison Brass Quintet. 
"Walking in was surreal, I couldn't believe it was actual- 
ly happening," said graduate Corey Goggin. "I was one 
of the few who somehow foimd ni)- famih' in the crowd 
immediateh', so it made it even more like a dream. " 

While most students considered participation in 
the Commencement exercise to be the traditional wav 

to culminate their college careers, many did not kno\\' 
that aspects of the ceremon^• had their own histories. 

Although the\ were frequentlv printed in college 
publications or displa\ed on classroom podiums, most 
students did not realize that each banner was de- 
signed to include symbolic letters, shapes and colors. 
Additionallw the academic costume, more commonh 
known as the cap and gown, had a number of mean- 
incrs with resjard to ccjior and stvie established bv 
the American Coimcil on Education. Usually black, 
bachelor's gowns had closed, pointed sleeves. The 
gown's hood, an ornamental fold down the back of 
the gown, featured a two-inch, colored velvet band. 
The band's color varied depending on the graduate's 
field of stud\ and the lining of the hood was deco- 
rated in the colors of the graduate's alma mater. 

Once the graduates and audience members took 
their seats, College of Visual and Performing Arts 
graduate James Myers performed "The Star-Spangled 
Banner." Douglas Brown, provcjst and vice president 
for academic affairs, introduced and recognized 
members of the uni\ersit\' administration and the 
deans of the colleijes, then invited universitx President 
Linwood H. to the podium. 

Rose welcomed the graduates and their families 
and friends, "especialh ili<it ime person who took my 

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Standing out in the crowd, 
a student wears a decorated 
cap during the alma mater. 
The alma mater, as well as 
the national anthem, was 
performed by graduate James 
Myers. Photo hy Mindi Westhoff 

reserved parking space," joked Rose. After a round 
of applause for the graduates, Rose said, "You will be 
forever defined by your JMU experience, and identi- 
fied as an alumni of this institution. No matter what 
else happens in your life, what additional roles you 
take on, or what additional degrees you may receive, 
this fact will remain unchanged. As a graduate of 
James Madison, you embody the values upon which 
our academic community is built: excellence, integrity 
and mutual respect." Rose encouraged the gradu- 
ates to set their goals high, strive for excellence, and 
aspire for more, congratulated them on their achieve- 
ments, and introduced the Commencement speaker, 
Charles H. Foster Jr. 

Foster was chairman of LandAmerica Financial 

Group Inc. LandAmerica was a Fortune 500 Com- 
pany and appeared on Fortune's list of Most Admired 
Companies. Foster was also serving his second term 
on the university's Board of Visitors. "It is indeed 
an honor to be part of this 2006 Commencement, 
especially to address this particular graduating class, 
because. ..we have something in common," said Foster. 
"When Governor Warner first appointed me, it was 
as a member of the Board of Visitors class of 2006, 
therefore we entered JMU at just about the same 
time. We have experienced JMU together over just 
about the same period." 

Foster spoke of current events, fads and university 
improvements that the graduates and he had expe- 
rienced together during their time at the university. 

December Graduation 114 II 


Gathering a bundle of 
diplomas, a representative 
from Student Ambassadors 
helps out during Commence- 
ment. Members of the group 
assisted in other ways, includ- 
ing leading graduates to their 
seats during the processional- 
Photo by Mindi Westhoff 

Thanking their parents 
during the keynote address, 
students stand in apprecia- 
tion. The address was given 
by Charles H. Foster Jr., a 
member of the university 
Board of Visitors. Photo by 
Mindi Westhoff 







■fff ^ 



Addressing the graduat- 
ing class. Rose introduces 
the keynote speaker. Rose 
referred to the keynote 
speaker, Charles H, Foster 
Jr., as a "friend of the univer- 
sity," Photo by Mindi Westhoff 

Smiling at her parents, grad- 
uate Jams Holcombe returns 
to her seat after accepting her 
diploma. Holcombe graduated 
with a Bachelor of Arts in Me- 
dia Arts and Design and was 
a member of Tau Beta Sigma. 
Photo by Mindi Westhoff 

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"We have witnessed... the threats of terror ism... we have 
seen, heard and sometimes entered the debate on... 
stem cell research. ..immigration policy, and even here 
on campus, the morning-after pill," said Foster. "We 
have watched the evolution of things like G 
Facebook...and such pop culture phenome 
'American Idol.'" He also mentioned campus develop 
ments such as wireless networks, the Leeolou Alumni 
Center and renovations to residence halls, academic 
buildings and dining facilities. 

Foster stressed to the graduates the importance of 
not being concerned about their career paths and to not 
be afraid to explore. He detailed his first few jobs, and 
said it was not until the fifth that he became involved 
in a field that would carry him through the rest of his 
career. "Careers are not gentle slopes of easy mountain 
hiking. There are going to be ravines and unforeseen 
obstacles, and if you don't slip and slide a bi 
probably aren't testing yourself enough." 

"Whatever path you choose, never forg 
legacy of the Madison experience. Take an active 
role. Be the change," concluded Foster. 

Upon completion of Foster's speech, Brown re 
turned to the podium to present the candidates for 
graduation, with special recognition for those 
graduating with honors, followed by the conferring 
of degrees by Rose. 

After each graduate walked across stage and 
received his or her diploma, there was a final round of 
applause and a standing ovation for the class of 2(^ 
"I had to choke back tears the whole time," said, 
gin. "Somehow I made it almost to the end, after 
back to my seat from walking across stage, then 1 just' 
lost it. They were happy tears!" 

Myers led the graduates and audience members 
in the "JMU Alma Mater," then faculty members and 
graduates filed out of the Convocation Center to the re- 
cessional, "My Spirit Be Joyful," composed by J.S. Bachr— 

"The support, the love and the passion that each 
one of us has for this school is overwhelming. Les- 
sons were not just taught to us, they were learned," 
said Kilgore. "As I was sitting at graduation, I still 
remember[ed] exactly why I came here in the first place. 
I bleed purple. We all do. We are the Dukes of JMU.^ 



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December Graduation i 1431 


Hillel members have 

the chance to travel to 

Israel for free. 

by Kati K/tts 


^^^ ew organizations at the university offered 

H students the chance to fly across the world 

■ and spend ten days exploring a foreign coun- 

B try... for free. In December, however, that is 

exactly what Hillel did. The group teamed up with 

two other organizations, Taglit-Birthright Israel 

and Shorashim, to provide a lucky group of Jewish 

students with the opportunity to go to Israel. 

"Hillel sees this as a unique opportunity to 
provide a service to thejewish student body at JMU. 
There is something uniquely empowering about tra\'- 
eling to Israel with your fellow Dukes," said senior 
Jacob Forstater, program coordinator. "Students 
return to JMU having made lasting connections and 
incredible friendships with their fellow students. It 
truly helps to create a imique Jewish community at 
JMU. [The program] has been a great way to create 
and expand thejewish community at JMU; people 
come back from this trip excited and want to meet 
other Jews at [the university]. It has truly been one 
of the major reasons our Hillel is one of the fastest 
growing Hillels in the nation and a reason we're 
turning heads ^vherever we go." 

Taglit-Birthright Israel, the program that pro- 
vided funding for the trip, was founded in 2000. Its 
Web site stated that the organization's founders cre- 
ated the program in an attempt to close the grow- 
ing gap between thejewish community and the 
rest of the world by sending tiiousands of young 
Jewish adults to Israel and to strengthen participants' 

Jewish identities. The founders also believed that it 
was every Jewish person's birthright to visit Israel. 
In six years, Taglit-Birthright sent over 110,000 
young adults from all over the world on the trip. 
The universit\'s Hillel had been organizing trips for 
two years and had ahead)' sent 130 students to Israel. 
In addition to working with Taglit-Birthright, Hillel 
also teamed up with Shorashim, an organization that 
staffed the trip and handled most of the logistics. 

Once participants arrived in Israel, they were 
joined by Israelis their own age who were given a 
IO-da\' leave from serving in the arm^•. "This is one of 
the most unique experiences; seeing Israel the Israeli 
way, through the eyes of yours peers," said Forstater. 
On the trip, students traveled through Israel from the 
mountains in the North to the deserts in the South. 
They visited Jerusalem, Tel Aviv and Tzfat. "The itin- 
erary is incredibly extensive. On oin- trip, participants 
engage in a nimiber of imique opportunities, from 
challenging hikes, to floating in the Dead Sea, rappel- 
ling down the world's largest naturalh" formed crater 
and riding camels through the desert," said Forstater. 

"Going into a trip that is known as 'amazing' and 
filled with awes created a sense of [apprehension] 
of the people I would meet, the activities I would 
partake in and the overall experience because it was 
built up to be so amazing," said sophomore Irina 
Rasner. "Before the trip, I felt that I was pretty 'in- 
tune' with my Jewish identitw but no\v that I ha\e 
sone to Israel and sta^■ed there an extra week, I felt 

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Leading the group, fresh- 
man : :z "- starts his 
descent down the rock trail at 
the Jilaboon. The jilaboon was 
located in the north of Israel 
in the Golan Heights. Photo 
courtesy ofKaeta Goldman 

Smiling for the camera, 
senior poses 

inside an old bunker. The bun- 
ker was in Har Bental. over- 
looking Israel and Syria. Photo 
courtesy ofKaela Cotdman 

Looking over the desert at 
the top of Mount f^asada, 
sophomore hrr. ~::.;.ner 
enjoys the sunrise. Mount 
Masada was located on the 
top of a rock plateau in the 
Judean Desert. Photo courtesy 
ofKaela Goldman 

like I was coming from one home to another." 

Although many students believed Israel to be a 
dangerous place, Rasner said she never felt unsafe 
during her trip. "I sometimes feel in greater danger 
here in Harrisonburg than in Israel, the country 
v^'here supposed bombs go off. .right and left. This 
kind of safety was a bit surprising, but incredibly 
satisfying and reassuring." 

As Rasner 's trip drew to a close, she experienced 
sadness at the thought of leaving what had become 
her most comfortable place, new best friends and 
amazing places that had taken her breath away. 
"The bittersweet feeling still lies within me as I 
remember the 4 a.m. hike up Masada, everyone's fa- 
vorite Jew of the day, the 'Morning Song', the light- 

ing of the menorah outside of the Western Wall, the 
tears, the laughs, but most importantly, the amazing 
people I got to know and share such an unforget- 
table experience with. Birthright gave me [these 
experiences] and so much more that [will affect] me 
for the rest of my life." 

"In just an instant, by stepping off a plane you go 
from being a minority to being in the majority; it's a 
uniquely powerful feeling to for the first time be able 
to look around and go, 'Oh hey, they're Jewish too," 
said Forstater. "Participating in Birthright has been 
an absolutely life-changing experience for me. For 
years I learned about Israel... but at the same time, 
there is a significant difference between learning and 
experiencing; that's the power of Birthright." 

Birthright Trip I 145 I 

The university unites to 
celebrate the civil rights leader's 

accomplishments, by jean Han 

■^ — he Center for Multicultural Student Services 
(CMSS) outdid itself with the 20th annual 
Martin Luther King Jr. celebration. "This is by 
far the best MLK celebration that I've attended 
since I've been here," said junior Michael Frempong, 
master of ceremonies for the formal program. The 
theme was 'The Strength of a Word, the Passion of 
a Dream, Be the Change by Living His Vision." It 
demonstrated the goal that CMSS was striving to 
achieve with the celebration. "We wanted to impact 
students," said graduate student LaTasha Smith, MLK 
committee co-chair. "We chose this theme because we 
realh \\anted people to think about who they are in 
the world and how the)' react to society." 

A student committee organized the celebration 
week, which was completely student facilitated. The 
MLK committee planned all fall semester and worked 
the events as well. Starting Jan. 10, the university 
participated in se\'eral exents to honor the life of the 
civil rights movement leader. 

On Unity Da)', there was a craft activity on the 
Commons co-sponsored by Alpha Kappa Alpha 
Sororit)', Inc. Faculty, staff and students wrote com- 
ments about ^\'hat the)' would have said to King on a 
banner, ^vhich was later posted near the campus post 
office for the rest of the week. "It was a great experi- 
ence to see the people ^vho actualh' took the time to 
write a message or speak it through a video camera," 
said junior Elizabeth Ogunwo, publicity chair, "but it 
was disheartening to see ho^^' the majorit)' of the 
students didn't take time to acknowledge the program 
or even the whole week of celebration." Later that 
evening, there was a free showing of "Citzen King," 
co-sponsored b) UPB. 

The following day, universit)' students, facult)' and 

1 46 Features 

staff participated in the traditional MLK march and 
speak out to show support for equaHty. The march 
began at the Integrated Science and Technology 
building steps and ^vent through the Village residence 
area into \\'arren Hall. "The march symbolizes what 
previous people went through, and how they fought 
for some of the freedoms \ve no^v enjoy," said Arthur 
Dean, director of CMSS. "It motivates and reminds 
us that there are still things that haven't changed that 
need our energy." 

The most visible program that CMSS produced 

every year was the formal ceremony, which took 
place on King's birthday. Cornel West of Princeton 
University, one of the nation's most provocativt 
lie intellectuals, was the highlighted guest speaker 
for the program. 

West began his address with a promise to be 
honest and candid, and warned the audience that he 
meant to shake the soul of each person inside Wilson 
Hall that night. West challenged each student to fol- 
low in King's footsteps. Although his speech was 
fierce, it was spotted with witty quips and jokes. The 
audience laughed, cheered and listened to West's 
words in quiet reverence. He ended his speech on a 
serious note. "It's time to muster the courage to think 
critically," West said. "That's why King was so differ- 
ent. He had walked the dream he talked." 

"I think the program touched a small group 
of students in a great way," said Smith. "I think 
it caused a lot of students to think in an uncomfort- 
able, but necessary way." 

Another MLK celebration event was the Step 
Back and Remember Forum, co-sponsored by the 
Black Student Alliance. Harrisonburg community 
members shared stories of what life was like in the 
area during the 1950s and 1960s. During Guess My 
Race, audience members had the opportunity to ask 
questions of a veiled group of participants regarding 
their likes and dislikes in order to determine their 
races. "Some students were surprised at some of the 
answers. It was a good activity because it challenged 
our stereotypes," said Dean. 

"The forum allowed us to step back and remember 
his words, that what mattered was the content of your 
character, not the color of your skin," added Ogunwo. 

The next event was a mock trial of the case of 
Brown v. Board of Education of Topeka, which was 
co-sponsored by the university chapter of the National 
Association for the Advancement of Colored People 
(NAACP). "People left knowing a lot more than when 
they came," said sophomore Stephanie Washington, 
recording secretary of the university's NAACP chapter. 

To finish off the weeklong celebration, 26 stu- 
dents went to Charlottesville, Va., to provide service 
and help build a house for the second annual Habitat 
for Humanity service trip. "It was amazing to see the 
students ignore the freezing temperature outside and 
just focus on building the house," said Smith. 

"CMSS is for multicultural students, which 
means it's for everybody because everybody has 
culture," said Smith. "MLK week commemorated a 
leader who fought for equality for everyone." 

Welcoming the audience, 


and Tamika Jeffries and junior 
foshua Brov.'n sing during the 
introductory performance. 
The university Contempo- 
rary Gospel Singers also 
performed an expression 
piece during the ceremony. 
Photo by Kellie Now/in 

Lighting a candle, an audi- 
ence member commemo- 
rates the life of Martin Luther 
King Jr. After organization 
and department representa- 
tives lit candles, audience 
members were invited to 
join in the lighting ceremony. 
Photo by Kellie Nowlin 

Martin Luther King Jr. I 1471 

unique, beaytafyHjfabulousvagiiniai 

unique, beautiful, fabulous 

Entertaining the audience, 
junior Jess Wjsecarver per- 
forms during the intermis- 
sion. Wisecarver performed 
both original and popular 
songs dealing with issues 
related to women. Photo by 
Revee TenHuisen 

Expressing the monologue 
with movements, sopho- 
more Bnana Marcantoni per- 
forms "Reclaiming Cunt." 
The monologue aimed to 
remove the derogatory 
connotation from the word. 
Photo by Revee TenHuisen 

Play featuring monologues 
of feminine issues draws 
crowd of all ages and 

genders, ty Stephanie Hardman 

as mid-February approached, students had several 
things to look forward to: flowers, cards, candy and V- 
Day. Not the V-Day that involved cupids and conversa- 
tion hearts, but rather, the movement that stood for 
"Valentine, Vagina and Victory," the cornerstone of which was 
the performance of Eve Ensler's "The Vagina Monologues." 
The Obie Award-winning play was performed at the uni- 
versity's Festival Conference and Student Center Ballroom on 
Feb. 12 and 14. The production, sponsored by the V-Day 2007 
Worldwide Campaign, the University Health Center Office 
of Health Promotion and theJMU V-Day Committee, drew 
crowds of both genders and all ages. The play was performed 
and produced by university students and staff under the direc- 
tion of senior Emily Wyatt. 

The performance began with a chorus of responses to the 
question, "If your vagina could talk, what would it say?" from 
performers seated among audience members. The performers, 
who embodied the spirit of the women whose monologues they 
portrayed by speaking in the first person, were confidently clad 
in dressy black ensembles, and each incorporated a red band of 
cloth into her outfit in a unique way. 

The monologues were the product of interviews Eve Ensler 
had conducted with hundreds of women of all ages. Each wom- 
an's story about experiences with her vagina covered a different 
facet of womanhood. While some stories maintained a humorous 
tone, describing the joy of moaning or an awkward first sexual 
experience, others were poignant and heartbreaking. These sto- 
ries gave exposure to the reality of sexual abuse and rape both 
in the United States and in war-torn nations around the globe. 
The controversy surrounding the Comfort Women, thousands 
of young women who were forced into sexual slavery to serve the 
Japanese Army during World War II, was also addressed. 

148! Features 

The production shed hght on tiaditionally taboo or inti- 
mate topj^^WN^unding female genitalia such as OB/GYN 
visits, m^turbatioi^nd Ej^ffsffti^on. It also served as a reas- 
suranceiio many wol^n in the aiimknce that they were not 
alone inlheir hatred ror OB/GYN vi^s because of the tools 
involved,Vpecifically after hearing a Bant about the "mean 
cold, duck »ns." 

All of t™e proceeds from the eveiw were donated to help 
end violence»gainst women, a portion of which went to local 
organizationlFirst Step: A Respo^e to Domestic Violence 
and the univisity organizatioo^ne in Four. The mission 
of the V-Day movement was AB raise awareness within local 
communities with the ovei^ff go3.1 of ending violence against 
females worldwfce. 

After descrirang the many reasonsj^y the female sex organ 
was in no way inferior to that of me ra&leorgan, the crowd 
roared with appllnse after an actress said,\rWlwN3eeds a hand- 
gun when you've got a semiautomat 

The performance evoked a rang ; of emotions /h its viewers, 
from surprised laughter to sadness a id sympathjirOverall, those 
who saw the production left with a f eling of^Jrope and positivity. 
Senior Lisa Pelegrin said, "As a wornajXlfs a really empowering 
production. It really celebrates whcrwe are." 

Raising her arm, senior 
Becky Eschenroeder per- 
forms the monologue "The 
Little Coochi SnorcherThat 
Could." The monologue 
described one woman's 
experiences with rape and 
sexual self-discovery. Photo 
by Revee TenHuisen 

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Up 'n Running 

eliminate drunk driving, by jean Han 

t i on a Saturday. You and your friends 

lia\f ijctii cirinking and know you should not dri\c 
home in your cuirent state. So who are you eoinff 
, to call? Not the Ghostbusters, but SafeRid 

Those familiar with SafeRides might have remem- 
beied seeing students hand out informational fliers 
over the five years that continuously touted the 
organization's mission. The is of SafeRides 

had been working intensely to make the SafeRides 
dieam become a reality: to create a safer coinnuniii\ 
1)\ working to prevent drunk driving through edut 
tion about the dangers of drinking and driving and 
providing a safe and free designated drixing service to 
students on the weekends. 

" Tlie nifnil)t'rs (.)f SafeRides haw worked luird loi 
the past few years," said team leader sophomore Dara 
Silbert. "Many people don't realize the effort and 
dedication that so many SafeRides members lia\'e put 
into making this happen." 

SafeRides had a tumultuous histoiy since its in- 
ception in the spring of 2003. when LmuIsin Tliom- 
as founded the organization and ili 
board was created. Thomas modeled SafeRides ali 
C.VRl*OOL, a similar organization at Texas A&-\] 
University. To get things started, the executixe hoard 
focused on finding an insurance pro\ 
ing. Due to the high costs of operating SalcRides ior 
just a single weekend, as well as ihe liabilil^ ln^,.K,.,l 
with having college studeut.s pic k u|) i 
students, this pro\'e( ' lifficult i 

Although getting siai itci was difticuu, me orga- 
nization was deterred further when one of its execu- 
tive directors lost all the liability information that had 

been collect ig the organization 1; a 

and a half. L nionunately. this was only tlic giou|«'-''' 
first obstacle. AdditioiialK'. fhic to t!u- large liabilii 
involved, tin financial h 

support SafeRides with its insurance <jr spons( 
organization. SafeRides had to find its own insii, .>, 
carrier, which was extremely expensixf 

The organization caught a bri c 

a corporation, which enabled it to make a deal uiili 
Fnierprise Rent-A-(Jar. SafeRidc-; wms iIkm alili- 1,1 

I cars and purchase liabil 
ance without having to go througl rnal insur- 

ance carrier. Things really starieo 10 uirn aroimd 
at the beginning of sprint 2006 when the Office of 
Heallli I'roniulioii and il hli Cciii 

decided to .sponsor the organization, whicli gave il an 
on-campus office as a base for headcjuarters. 

SafeRides pushed even further bv applving for 
non-|3r(:>(ii stain 

in January 2007. 1 nc msi weekend ol clrn iiig w. 
Febriiaiv 16-17 and was a luioc success. Nfcnilici 


kend. Every weekend since was et|ually succe.ssful. 

Vlembership in SafeRides was not just about 
providing a designated driving service. NTenihers also 
educ.ited ll ; omniiur 1- 

gers of drinking and tiii\ing by speaking at lesidence 
halls and other campus pr<».i un^ nul l,v li.wiino Ws 
annual program in the t 

Ride, One Life." Thi 1 ion also held SafeRides 

Week in the .spring, xviiic n nn liided fundraising events 
such as the Ilot Rod Hot Bod date auction and Rock 
Off, a battle of the bands competition. 

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1 50 Features 

Closing the back hatch, 
senior Carolyn Bradford 
gets ready to start picking 
up students. The four rental 
cars were assigned a color in 
order to prevent confusion 
throughout the night. Pholo 
by Revee TenHuisen 

Audrey Hancock , 

[HOiio a driver 

Mie next assignment. 
,ers of any class paid 

_. tf of $15 per semester 

to cover T-shirt and driving 
manual expenses. Photo by 
', Revee TenHuisen 

track of the intbfriin^ phone 
calls from students. SafeRides 
used an organized system to 
track calls and their drivers ev- 

Friday and Saturday night. 

by Revee TenHuisen 

aising efforts did not stop tliert-. There 

were lettfer-writing parties to ask friends and families 
for donations during which directors tirelessh' wrote 
proposals for grants from the government and busi- 
nesses. The organization also scouted out btisinesses 
rthe area for sponsorsiiip. 
Being a part of SafeRides meant being part (jf 
a team. There were seven teams, each \vitli unique 
names such as the RoughRiders and Bootyiicious. 
All 150 members were organized into teams, includ- 
ing executive board members and the seven team 
leaders. The teams were ( reated for socializing, 
team building and ensuring that every member was 
having fun and felt connected to the organization. 
||l "The exec members realh' do a good job of making 
every part (;f SafeRides fun whether it's weekly meetings 
or a run-through for training," said sophomore Maggie 
Cannon. "You make so man)' friends so fast tliat doing 
things for the club doesn't (eel like an obligation." 

^^^^^^^^ve that we're providing a service 
to the community, my favorite part about SafeRides 
is the people," said .sophomore Kelly Moore. "It's just 
a big family.. .e\er)'one knows everyone else and they 
just like to have a goijci riine. When \ou're around 
them, it's a very relaxed and fim atmosphere but we 
can still get things done." 

Although members of the organization's general 
body highly praised the executive board for the orga- 
nization's success, senior Carolyn Bradford, student 
executive director of SafeRides, felt otherwise. "The 
exec uti\e board is only as strong as the general bod\, 
and they were the driving force behind our efforts 
because we [the executive board] wanted to make 
sure they [the general body] saw the SafeRides dream 
become a realit)," said Bradford. "It's so rewarding to 
see all the hard work and determination finally pay 
off. I know that this group and the services that it 
piovides will leave a lasting legacy at JMU." 



Students photograph JMU life 
as they know it. 


"The First Game" 
Submitted by Mike Livesey 

PLACE: ca.^;-^-„uw= 


"Dukes' Grand Entrance" Submitted by Katie Kropf 


"Late To Class" Submitted by Dana jacobsen 

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III >iljaH 



college of 

arts & letters 



[161] Magazine Production [166] Alan Neckowitz" 

[162] Russian Program [169] Communication Resource Center 

[165] Women's Studies [1^0] Washington Semester 

artd eJ letters 

the write stuff 



Housed throughout buildings on the Quad, the 
College of Arts & Letters (CAL) consisted of 11 dif- 
ferent academic programs specializing in the study of 
social sciences, humanities, arts, communication and 
pre-professional areas. 

CAL students had man\ opportunities to apply 
what they learned in class to real-world experiences. 
Those studying anthropolog)- could participate in field 
schools over the summer to earn four, five or eight 
credits. Programs were held at Montpelier, and in 
Chevelon, Ariz., and Puglia, Italv. 

In addition to experiencing other cultures, the 
programs allowed students to take part in field methods 
such as site survey, testing and excavation. Students 
identified artifacts in the field and were introduced to 
laboratory strategies for preparing artifacts. 

Senior Ashley Atkins participated in the field school 
in Arizona. Atkins learned about the area after taking 
an anthropology of the Southwest class taught bv 
Dr. Julie Solometo, director of the field school. "Because 
I took that class, I had a background of the archaeol- 
ogy and culture of the area I was going to be studying. 
Hands-on experience is the best wav to learn, so it re- 
ally expanded ni)' knowledge on Southwest archaeology. 
Virginia archaeology and Southwest archaeology are 
very different fields, so it added to my knowledge of 
archaeology as a multi-disciplined field." 

As part of the public history concentration of the 
history major, students were able to document and 
research historic area buildings in the historic preser- 
vation class. Through this hands-on experience, they 
prepared a nomination for the National Register of 
Historical Places. 

The English department sponsored many publica- 
tions, which allowed students to apply their writing and 
editing skills to published works. The Literary Itch was 
a publication of Sigma Tau Delta, the International 
English Honors Society. Sister Speak, published twice 
yearly, was the university's feminist literary journal. 
The Literary Arts Society published gardy loo, the 
university's Magazine of the Arts, quarterh'. Fugue was 
published by the university Honors Program yearly. 
Many of these ]3uhlications accepted submissions from 
student volimteers. 

Through a variety of real world and hands-on 
experiences, students in CAL were able to gain 
valuable lessons both in and out of the classroom, [hy 
Rachael Groseclose] 


• Foreign Languages, Literatures and Culture 

• School of Communication Studies 

• English 

• History 

• School of Media Arts and Design 

• Philosophy and Religion 

• Political Science 

• Sociology and Anthropology 

• Institute ol Technical and Scientific 

• Writing Program 


• Improve foundation skills fostered by 
general education courses: writing, criti- 
cal thinking, information access through 
technology and, where appropriate, foreign 

• Develop the ability to use writing to 
acquire knowledge and to communicate 
ideas ettectively through writing-intensive 
courses required in the major. 

• Enrich cultural perspectives essential to 
ettective citizenship in the 21st century; 
global awareness and appreciation of 
American cultural diversity. 

Most Popular Majors 

1. English - BA 

2. Media Arts and Design - BA 

3. History - BA 

Information compiled from 
log/06/index. html. 

1158! Classes 

[abubaker - carroi 

Sarah Abubaker, Political Science; Richmoi!-' 
Benjamin Aitken, English; Syosset, N.Y. 
Jennifer Amaral, SCOM; Parsippany, N.J. 
Elizabeth Anderson, Int. Affairs; Bnilington, Va. 

Craig Andersson, Public Admin.; Mountainside, N.J. 
Kate Ardolino, Foreign Languages; Madison, Conn. 
Ashley Atkins, Anthropology; Richmond, Va. 
Katie Austen, SMAD; Manassas, Va. 

Rachel Avery, Justice Studies; Baltimore, Md. 
Mary-Katherine Barry, SCOM; Springfield, Va. 
Kara Beebe, SMAD; Haymarket, Va. 
Cheryl Behrens, SCOM; Califon, N.J. 

Jennifer Bodie, Foreign Languages; Alexandria, Va. 
Colin Boggess, Philosophy and Religion; Bedford, Va. 
Nina Bonacic-Doric, English; Great Falls, Va. 
Gregory Brandon, SMAD; Herndon, Va. 

Amy Brennan, History; Springfield, Va. 
Martin Brown, Foreign Languages IDLS; Potomac, Md. 
Bridget Bullis, Public Admin.; North Syracuse, N.Y. 
Emily Burt, TSC; Kennett Square, Pa. 

Tyler Burton, Philosophy and Religion; Harrisburg, Pa. 
Thomas Bustard, Public Admin.; River Vale, NJ. 
Sibel Canlar, SCOM; Bow, N.H. 
Brittany Carroll, Justice Studies; Humble, Texas 

Seniors I 1591 

[carter - flanagan] 

Emily Carter, Foreign Languages: Miliica Mill, N.|. 

Daniel Casanova, SMAD; Richmond, \a. 

Amanda Cheney, SCOM; Bethesda, Md. 

Lindsay Church, SMAD; Fredericksburg. \'a. 

Travis Clark, English; Berwvn, Pa. 

Megan Costello, Int. .Affairs; Winchester, Va. 

Allison Craigue, Foreign Languages; Sterling, V'a. 

Lori Craley, SMAD; Germantown, Md. 

Jenna Creel, English; Sterling, Va. 

Courtney Culbertson, English; Harrisonburg, Va. 

Leah Cutler, SCOM; Oakton, Va. 

Julie Daniel, Foreign Languages; Arlington, Va. 

Tiffany Dann, History; Miami, Fla. 

Avery Daugherty, Public Admin.; Suffolk, Va. 

Ashley Davis. TSC; Salem, Va. 

Sara DeMaria, Philosophy and Religion; Fairfield, Conn 

Jessica Dodt, SCOM; Midlothian, Va. 

Michael Dreyfuss, Justice Studies; Reston, Va. 

Bryan Egan, International Affairs; Hackettstown, N.J. 

Dana Ericson, SCOM; Tnmibull, Conn. 

Carly Estock, SCOM; Chesapeake, Va. 

Craig Finkelstein, International Affairs; Burke, Va. 

Katie FitzGerald, SMAD; Williamsburg, Va 

Katie Flanagan, SMAD; Woodbridge, Va. 

II 60 I Classes 


reai- u^or 



Curio, a magazine produced by students in the 
school of media arts and design, covered Harrison- 
burg and its sinrounding communities. Students tak- 
ing SMAD 321, Feature Magazine Production, worked 
on Curio as well as South Main Online and Madison 
101, two other student productions. Curio was a 
nonprofit publication that focused less on the university 
and put the spotlight on local businesses, residents and 
the Shenandoah Valley. 

Throughout its 29 years of publication, Curio has 
spotlighted members of the surrounding community as 
well as those of the university. It also featured stories 
on the history of the Shenandoah Valley and busi- 
nesses in the area. Curio was available for free to the 
community in locations around the Valley, including 
Downtown Books and Glen's Fair Price Store. 

Professor Dave Wendelken founded Curio in 1978 
as an extra-credit project. "[I was] teaching feature 
writing at the time and students were writing what 
I thought were very good articles about the commu- 
nity, but The Breeze wasn't printing them because [it] 
covered campus news." 

"The Breeze is a good stepping stool for Curio... 
magazines [are] a different experience," said senior Jill 
Yaworski, executive editor of Curio. 

Wendelken encouraged students to broaden their 
skills by participating in publications and keeping up 
with the news and recent technology. He hoped to 
improve Curio by "experimenting with new software 

[and] trying to add video and audio to [the] Web site." 

What Wendelken created to be a fun project turned 
into a respected publication that demonstrated the 
creativity and professionalism of the university's journal- 
ists and photographers. "Our goal is to produce a good 
regional general-interest publication [to] distribute in 
the community," Wendelken said. 

"Most of the time we work in class brainstorming 
ideas," Yaworski said. "I [work] primarily with writers 
[and helping the staff] understand the design process." 

Wendelken explained that it was extremely help- 
ful when students had a publication in their portfolios 
that paralleled a publication for which they were trying 
to work. Students like Yaworski, who started work- 
ing in newspaper but were also gaining experience in 
magazine production, were given a strong opportunity 
through SMAD 321 to advance their skills as writers, 
editors, designers or photographers. 

SMAD 321 students not only focused on Curio but 
also spent time working on South Main Online and 
Madison 101. South Main Online was a Web site that 
featured semi-offbeat news geared toward a younger 
crowd. It originally began as a magazine but because 
of funding issues, was moved to the Internet. Madison 
101 served as a guide to the university for parents and 
incoming students. It featured stories that helped accli- 
mate students to the university and surrounding area, 
such as defining campus lingo, and recommending 
area day trips and restaurants, [by Laura Becker] 

Glancing at an old 
edition of the magazine, 
seniors Meagan Mihaiko and 
Jill Yaworski prepare to in- 
terview class members who 
applied to be staff members. 
Mihaiko and Yaworski ap- 
plied for their Curio editor 
positions in the fall semester 
and selected the remainder 
of the staff in the spring. 
Pfioto by Kellie Nowlln 



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Seniors 116! 









, u, 

a foreign 

With its rich heritage and wealth of history, Russia 
had been a part of the record books long before the 
birth of Christopher Columbus and the discover)- of 
the Americas. From the Scythian tribes throughout 
Classical Antiquity to the fall of the Soviet Union in 
recent years, the history of Russia had many stories. In 
the 1970s, the university recognized the need to bring 
a Russian studies program to facilitate those inter- 
ested in studying the Eurasian culture. The program 
was founded by Elizabeth B. Neatrour and had since 
drawn a fair amoimt of interest from the student body. 
"It goes through different phases," explained Mary 
Louise Loe, program adviser. "There was a decrease 
of interest in the [1980s] and an increase in the past 
five to six years." 

The Russian studies minor offered students a 
broad interdisciplinarv perspective of Russian culture, 
history, political institutions, economy and geography. 
The program expanded students" understanding and 
knowledge of the Russian and non-Russian peoples of 
the former Soviet Union by offering courses spanning 
five disciplines including economics, geography and 
political science. Students were able to take coiuses on 
anything from Russian literature of the 19th centtny 
to Russian foreign policy to economics in transition. 

The program included five professors: Loe, John 
Gentile, Marina Rosser, Stephany Gould Flecker and 
John Scherpereel. Through the instruction of 
these five distinguished professors, students of the 
program were able to gain a general sense of Russia 
and its people. 

In addition to the everyday classroom settings, 
students in the program had the option of spending a 

summer touring Russia while learning about the Rus- 
sian language and culture. Students who participated 
in the excursion experienced Moscow and its famous 
sites, including Red Square and the Kremlin. They 
also toured St. Petersburg and visited such places as St. 
Isaac's Cathedral and the Hermitage Museum. Since it 
was an academic trip, the students spent two weeks at 
the Pyatigorsk State Linguistic University, a prestigious 
liberal arts school, studying the Russian language. "I 
only did one [trip abroad] in [1989] which was a really 
good time because that's when the Soviet Union was 
splitting up, so it's like a honeymoon, " said Loe. "It was 
probably the best time in 100 years. Everybody was 
practically dancing in the streets." 

Students involved in the Russian minor had many 
diverse interests and goals. The program "prepares 
people who would go into go\ernment work or interna- 
tional business in which they would do work in Russia," 
said Loe. Since many students were from Washington, 
D.C., area, a number of them went to work for the 
government. The program also prepared students to 
fin ther their education. "Over the years," continued 
Loe, "we ha\e placed a number of students in very good 
graduate programs. We have students who have gone 
to participate in summer programs both in Middlebury 
College, Indiana University and St. Petersburg." 

From the time of its inception, many students 
passed through the program and went on to contrib- 
ute to society, even in faraway nations. As the Russian 
society continued to grow and prosper, the interdisci- 
plinary minor was extremely important in educat- 
ing those interested in the giant that was Russia, [by 
Sunny Hon] 

Writing on the board. 
Stephany Plecker spells out 
Russian words- Plecker also 
spent time writing the text- 
book used in Russian 101 
Photo by Revee TenHuisen 

1 62 1 Classes 

[flores - hopkins] 

Allison Flores, TSC; Hampton, Va. 
Ashley Forman, SCOM; Yorktown, Va. 
Shelby Frank, SCOM; Virginia Beach, Va. 
Sarah Friedfeld, Int. Affairs; Vienna, Va. 

Erin Frye, SCOM; Midlothian, Va. 
Amber Garrity, TSC; Columbia, Md. 
Stephanie Genco, Political Science; Fallston, Md. 
Jesse Giampa, SMAD; Yorktown, Va. 

Erika Gnong, Public Admin.; Marshfield, Mass. 
Corey Goggin, SMAD; Williamsburg, Va. 
Brian Goodman, SCOM; Ossining, N.Y. 
Rachael Groseclose, SMAD; Richmond, Va. 

Jewels Gundrum, SMAD; Harrisonburg, Va. 
Ashley Hamrick, Political Science; Burke, Va. 
Donna Handley, English; Arlington, Va. 
Jenafer Hardy, SMAD; Pulaski, Va. 

Meredith Harris, Anthropology; Richmond, Va. 
Nicole Hawksby, SCOM; Old Greenwich, Conn. 
Tessa Herland, TSC; North Andover, Mass. 
Laura Hinton, English; Newport News, Va. 

Janis Holcombe, SMAD; Stafford, Va. 
Andrea Holden, SCOM; Ashland, Va. 
Elizabeth Holena, TSC; Easton, Pa. 
Brenton Hopkins, Public Admin.; Seaford, Va. 

Seniors I 163 I 

[hqyt - leopold] 

Jennifer Hoyt, SCOM; Alexandria, Va. 

Kathleen Hunt, SMAD; Portsmouth, R.l. 

Ashley Hunter, SMAD: Herndon, \'a. 

Megan Izatt, SCOM; Massapequa, N.^'. 

Courtney James, Philosophy and Religion; Bridgeton, N.J. 

Sarah Jessee, SMAD; Midlothian, Va 

Megan Johnson, SMAD; Fairfax Station, \'a. 

Elizabeth Jones, SMAD; Haymarket, Va. 

Theresa Kattula, SMAD; Vienna, Va. 

Shannon Keating, SMAD; Chantilly, Va. 

William Kenlon, English; Fredericksburg, Va. 

Amy Kesler, SCOM; Durham, N,C. 

Jenessa Kildall, SMAD; Alexandria, Va. 

Esther Kim, SMAD; Fairfax, Va. 

Jeffrey Kinard, Justice Studies; Centreville, Va. 

Katie Kindig, SCOM; Milford, Del. 

Kristen Kirby, English; Medway, Mass. 

Kati Kitts, English; Richmond, Va. 

Sarah Koch, SCOM; Boonton Township, N.J. 

Ashley Kohlhepp, English; Lively, \'a. 

Ryan Kraska, SMAD; Kings Park, N.V 

Casey Kreft, Sociology; Stafford, Va. 

Bridget Legler, Justice Studies; Virginia Beach, Va. 

Lauren Leopold, English; Yorktown, Va. 

I 1 64 1 Classes 



As a predominantly female university, it was no 
surprise that the women's studies minor was quickly 
gaining popularity. The program consisted of 18 cred- 
it hours relating to gender and equality issues affecting 
women, and emphasized a thorough consideration of 
professional opportunities as well as social justice issues 
concerning the female perspective. 

"Many of us worry about the contemporary media- 
culture messages sent to our daughters and sons and 
the [women's studies] classroom offers opportunities for 
thoughtful young men and women to think about their 
own personal relationships and the social and cultural 
implication of women's lives in larger context," said Ann 
Janine Morey, director of the women's studies program. 

According to Morey, the minor was approved in 
1992 and further developed due to a growing interest 
in gender and power. "So much about all civilizations 
depends upon the ^vork and compassion of women, and 
yet in many cultures, including our own, the poten- 
tial and the achievements of women are devalued or 
ignored," said Morey. 

The minor had of two required courses, an intro- 
duction class and a capstone for issues and research in 
women's studies, and left the remainder of the credit 
hours open to many different areas of study. A popular 
class among students was ENG 368, Women's Fiction. 
Senior Mindi "W'esthoff described the class as a collec- 
tion of novels and plays by female authors with a focus 
on the search for a female modern formation. 'V\^hile 
Westhoff enjoyed the subject matter of the class, it was 
a particular professor that contributed significantly to 
the appeal of the class. 

"Mary Thompson is the most fascinating and im- 
pressi^•e ^\oman I've ever met in my life," said Westhoff 

"She really drives the women's studies program and 
makes people want to take the courses. She's a really 
good mentor. She helps make difficult material digest- 
ible, and is not afraid to be opinionated." 

In addition to the women's studies minor, another 
way members of the university were able to express 
their views on women's issues was by joining the Wom- 
en's Caucus Student Interest Group, which stemmed 
from the university Faculty Women's Caucus. Ac- 
cording to professor Melissa Aleman, the caucus was 
formed over 30 years ago to address the civil rights of 
women faculty at the university. The group addressed 
issues including equality in pay and representation of 
female voices in leadership. 

"In short, the faculty caucus serves as a watchdog 
group to question process, standard procedures and 
climate for their impact on women at JMU," said Ale- 
man. The student caucus idea started when Faculty 
Women's Caucus dominion lecturer Susan C. Bourque 
met with a group of female students to discuss the 
"sense of disempowerment that was evident even among 
female students that faculty had targeted as 'leaders.'" 
The Dominion Lecture Series was a program for the 
Faculty Women's Caucus that brought a notable woman 
to speak at the university on issues important to women. 
The conversation led to an open discussion, which even- 
tually led to the creation of a student interest group. 

The caucus featured a program called "Pizza and 
a Conversation" in the fall, during which topics such 
as body image and images of women at the university 
were discussed. The program was popular and met 
weekly after the first gathering. 

"The conversations are open, reflective and take 
on a ieaderless' feeling," said Aleman. "The last two 
meetings students wanted to keep on talking for over 
two hours before conversation even started to close, 
and the conversation seemed to be continuing in pairs 
as students left." [by Joanna Brenner] 

Attending the Women's 
Caucus Student Inter- 
est Group, juniors 

Taylor Parnham and 
Brittany Tiplady flip through 
the most recent edition 
of Sister Speak. Students 
discussed feminism and the 
negative connotations and 
stigmas frequently associated 
with the movement. ?):\oXo by 
jewels Gundrum 




Seniors I 165 I 






ad mad 

In the fall of 1973, when the university was still 
known as Madison College, a young professor from 
Connecticut applied to teach English and journalism 
classes. Thirty-four years later, media arts and design 
professor Alan Neckowitz would retire. "I could not 
imagine a job I would've liked more," said Neckowitz. 
"It has been such a fulfilling and rewarding experience." 

For 68 semesters, Neckowitz not only taught classes 
such as news writing, media and politics and media 
ethics, but was also an adviser for The Breeze and a 
professor for two semester abroad programs in London, 
England and Italy as well as a summer abroad prijgram 
in Ireland. "The idea of introducing students to cultures 
different from their own was really rewarding to 
both me and my students," said Neckowitz. 

Before Neckowitz came to the university, he had 
several different jobs, which included working as a copy 
editor for the Hartford Courant and as the suburban 
editor for the Willimantic Chronicle, where he later be- 
came editor in chief. These experiences prepared him 
to teach news writing, a class that's concepts Neckow itz 
believed could only be learned by actually doing. The 
class resembled an actual newsroom, in which Neckow- 
itz acted as the editor and students as reporters. 

"We learned all the basics of news writing: how to 
interview and write clear, concise articles," said senior 
Samantha Thurman. "I really enjoyed going out 
around campus and coming up with a story." 

It was a two-way street for Neckowitz, as he also 
enjoyed reading his students" stories. "I learned some- 
thing new about [the universit)] ever)' time I read one," 
said Neckowitz. 

The other classes Neckowitz enjoyed teaching 
were media and politics, media ethics and media 
literacy. "I have really been able to do research and 
satisfy my curiosity about media behavior," said Neck- 
owitz. "I've influenced a number of students to start 
looking at the way they consume media." He loved to 
bring in videos of what was going on at the time and 
make examples for his students. Neckowitz's main goal 
was to give his students the freedom to evaluate and 
provoke critical thinking. 

Both the media and the ]jt)liticians never failed 

Sitting in his office, profes- 
sor Neckowitz reads the 
front page of The Breeze. In 
addition to teaching classes, 
he also served alongside 
Roger Soenksen as an ad- 
viser for The Breeze. Photo 
by Kellie Nowlin 

to produce scandals so there was always something to 
talk about and critique in his media and politics class, 
according to Nekowitz. For senior Paul Bleau, a politi- 
cal science major, taking the class was the first time he 
really evaluated the media of politics. "It was pretty 
interesting to see different newspapers and networks' 
biases of politics," said Bleau. "I never really studied it 
in-depth, so it opened my eyes." 

Neckowitz also took pleasure in being an adviser 
to students and The Breeze. He loved helping students 
in the process of finding potential careers, working on 
their resimit^s and choosing clips for their portfolios. 
"[Neckowitz] got so many e-mails from me when I was 
in class scheduling crises," said senior Katie Wvszynski, 
one of his advisees. "He always calmed me down and 
helped me solve the problem." 

Though much had changed at the universitx in 34 
\ears, Neckowitz believed the students had remained the 
same. "The students who work for The Breeze ha\e the 
same passion and dedication that the\' did back then." 

Neckowitz and his wife planned on traveling a 
great deal after his retirement. They wanted to walk 
on the Italian Riviera and go to plays and concerts, 
but most im]3ortantl\, Neckowitz wanted to conc|uer 
the stack ot liooks he desired to read. "I have bought 
at least three to five books a month," said Neckowitz, 
"but I usually ended up only reading a half a book a 
month while teaching." He also planned on continu- 
ing his media history research and would probably be 
in the library from time to time. 

For 68 semesters, Neckowitz taught and influ- 
enced many students and made sure they had kept an 
open mind. "If there was one thing I learned in his 
classes, it was to form an opinion after looking at all of 
the different points of view," said Wysznski. "He will 
be greatly missed." [by Katie FitzGerald] 

II 66 I Classes 

[loeb - o'neil] 

Lauren Loeb, SCOM; Brick, NJ. 

N4allor)' Lopata, History; Great Falls, Va. 

Evelyn Lucia, Foreign Languages; Blackwood, N.J. 

Albin Mailhes, Political Science; Virginia Beach, Va. 

Kelly Malone, English; Carrollton, Va. 
Laura Marcantonio, Sociology; Fairfax Station, Va. 
[ennifer Martell, Public Admin.; Virginia Beach, Va. 
Rebecca Martinez, English; Succasunna, N.J. 

Nicole Martorana, SMAD; Harrisonburg, Va. 
Kathryn McAbee, English; South Boston, Va. 
Jennifer Mcllwee, English; Edinburg, Va. 
Heather McKay, SMAD; Gwynedd Valley, Pa. 

Meagan Mihalko, SMAD; Oak Hill, Va. 
Kristin Mitas, Int. Affairs; Fairfax, Va. 
Nazia Mitha, TSC; Richmond, Va. 
James Modlin, History; Midlothian, Va. 

Jordan Morris, Justice Studies; Pulaski, Va. 
Erica Morrison, History; Annandale, Va. 
John Nevin, Int. Affairs; Harrisonburg, Va. 
Jessica Norman, History; Northbrook, 111. 

Maria Nosal, SMAD; Centreville, Va. 
John O'Connell, SMAD; Centerville, Va. 
Elizabeth O'Farrell; Int. Affairs; Riverside, Conn. 
Sean O'Neill, Justice Studies; Centreville, Va. 

Seniors I 1671 

[page - shultz] ' 

Gwendolyn Page, English; Kings Park, N.Y. 

TifTan\ Painter, TSC; Mt. Jackson. \'a. 

Ryan Paladino, Int. Affairs; Allegenv, N.^'. 

Lauren Palcko, TSC; Phoenixville, Pa. 

Lisa Pannucci, History; Belle Mead, N.J. 

Jeremy Paredes. SMAD; Woodbridge, Va. 

David Peshler, History; Smithtown, N.\'. 

Brittney Pierce, English; Overland Park. Kan. 

John Pollard, English; Christiansburg, Va. 

Bethany Pope, Justice Studies: Dovlestown, Pa. 

Katrina Putker, SMAD; Kilmore, .Australia 

Collin Ray, History; Centreville, Va. 

Amanda Reed, Philosoph)- and Religion; Dublin, \^a. 

Tammy Rickman, English; Winchester, \'a. 

Nathaniel Ring, SM.AD; Baltimore, Md. 

.Amber Robinson, SCOM; Rixeyville, Va. 

Julia Robinson, SMAD; Fairfield, Conn. 

Megan Sampson, History; Huntington, N.Y. 

Ashley Schaefer, English; Virginia Beach. Va. 

Joel Schneier, English; Burke, Va. 

Jeanine Schum, Sociology; Wilton, Conn. 

Christopher Scott, History; Point Pleasant, N.J. 

Ashley Shell, Foreign Languages; Wirtz. Va. 

Andriana Shultz, SCOM; Lebanon, Pa. 

11681 Classes 


makes perfect 

Shakv knees, sweaty palms. dr\ mouth and a 
quivering voice were some of the common indica- 
tions of the nerves students felt when delivering a 
speech. It was one of the most common causes for 
anxiety among students but was something everyone 
was required to do at some point throughout his or 
her career as a student or in the workplace. 

The Communication Resource Center (CRC) in 
Wilson Hall provided help for students to overcome 
their anxieties and any other speech and presentation 
concerns. The center provided students with resources 
and assistance to perfect their oral communication skills. 
Its specialties were speech preparation, speech anxiety 
reduction, speech delivery, speech outlining, communica- 
tion theor)- and Microsoft Office PowerPoint application. 

With a staff of six undergraduates, a graduate 
assistant and a faculty adviser, the CRC team worked 
with students and faculty on any matter relating to 
presentations, whether academic or professional. 

Working in the CRC allowed the student staff, 
made up entirely of communication studies majors, to 
meet many interesting people and put their commu- 
nication skills to use. "As a communications major, I 
thought this position could give me experience in the 
field," senior Holly Boiling said. 

The CRC staff provided tips for those hoping to 
get the most out of their services. Suggestions included 
coming in to practice and beginning preparation well 
in advance of the actual presentation date. It also 
suggested bringing a VHS tape or DVD-R in order to 
review performance practices. Students often benefited 
from watching a recording of their speeches so they 
could adequately critique themselves. Members of the 
CRC maintained that they were speech consultants. 

not miracle workers, so those seeking help should do 
so early, in order to allow suggestions and modifica- 
tions to be made to their presentations. 

There were, however, some miracle-like stories 
that stood out in the staff's memories. When Gina 
Scarpulla met one of her most memorable students, 
Ben, he was suffering from a classic case of presen- 
tation anxiety. Luckily, he came to the CRC two 
months before his presentation at a math conference 
at the university as well as in North Carolina. Scar- 
pulla worked diligently with Ben every week to pre- 
pare for the conference. When the big day arrived, 
Scarpulla attended Ben's presentation. "I was so ner- 
vous," she said, "but he nailed the presentation and 
the dean of the math department even complimented 
his performance." Afterward, Scarpulla received an 
e-mail from Ben thanking her for her help in prepar- 
ing him for the math conference. "It was so touching 
to see how I contributed to his success," she said. "It 
makes the job worthwhile." 

In addition to working individually with clients on 
speeches and presentations, the CRC staff also held 
workshops for classes interested in their services. In 
the workshops, students practiced giving impromp- 
tu speeches in front of the class while the CRC staff 
evaluated their performances. 

"The workshops were good practice for students 
to see what was good and what needed work," Rabino- 
vitch said. 

The staff also gave tours of the CRC facility, which 
included two practice rooms, each equipped with an 
LCD projector, a VCR and monitor, VHS videotaping 
equipment, a DVD player, a computer, speakers, an 
overhead projector and a podium. \hy Victoria Shelor] 














Setting up equipment, se- 
nior Kristine Bayles prepares 
to help students with their 
presentations. Bayles served 
as a speech consultant and 
was also a communication 
major. Photo by Tara Hepler 

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The political science department sponsored Wash- 
ington Semester, a semester-long internship program 
based in Washington, D.C The fall semester special- 
ized in political science internships and events, while 
the spring session concentrated on global affairs. It was 
similar to a stud\' abroad program, with students spend- 
ing a semester awav from the imi\ersitv while working; 
in internships and taking classes. 

To become involved in the program, students first 
applied and were accepted for the semester of their 
choosing. Although there were no rigid requirements 
for acceptance, students had to demonstrate their 
commitment to the educational intent of the program 
as well as their academic strength. Acceptance to the 
program did not, however, guarantee a student an 
internship. "Very few students have internships set up 
before they apply," said Dr. David Jones, associate profes- 
sor in the political science department and coordinator 
of Washington Semester. "You have to a]3pl\ ]3rettv far 
in advance. Thev find their own internshijjs, but that 
usualh' follows their connnitnient to the program." 

Washington Semester consisted of more than just 
semester-long internships in the nation's capital. Stu- 
dents were also registered for 12 credit hours. Intern- 
ships counted for six and they also took two political 
science courses, POSC 301W and either POSC 351 
or POSC 361, depending on the semester in which the 
students participated. Classes were held at night to ac- 
commodate students" internships, which were generally 
Mondays through Thursda\s. Fridays were reserved for 
panel discussions. 

Panel discussions hosted professionals from variotis 
fields and occasional special guests. "The highlight 
of the semester, for me, was our class discussion with 
former Deputy Secretary of State Richard Arniitage," 
said senior Matt Poland. "It was these kinds of grou]) 
activities that really brought worth to the program. 1 
really enjoyed it." 

During the semester, students lived in Bo.ston Univer- 
sity Washington Center in Woodley Park, in the heart 
of the city. Students could opt to live elsewhere, however, 
which was convenient for students native to the city or 
those who wanted to explore the surroimding area. 

The benefits of participating in Washington Se 
mester were not limited to the citv atmosphere. "The 
workload is lower in the summer [internships] and 
[Richmond, Va.,] and Washington D.C., are flooded 
with interns. Internship providers are telling us that 
they need more people during the academic \ear," 
said Jones. "Both because they are able to work foi the 
entire semester and because there are fewer interns 

in Washington at the time, students get a feel for what 
its like to wot k lull time in a substantive job rather than 
administratixe woi k." 

The students echoed Jones's sentiments. "From 
doing the program," said Poland, "I gained a lot of 
hands-on knowledge of public service. I interned at a 
Washington think t.uik. the Center for the Study of 
the Presidenc\, so I learned the inner workings of a 
non-profit organization." 

Senior Meredith Kaufman said, "Every da)' I took 
the Metro to work and walked past the Senate offices. 
That was something I never thought I'd be able to do." 

Washington Semester also drew students to the 
imiversitv. Kaufman said, "When I chose to come to 
JMU, one of the things that attracted me about it was 
the Washington, D.C, program. I did not want to live in 
the city for my whole college career but the semester idea 
was a perfect fit for me." 

Althoueh students onh \vorked for the semester, their 
experiences frec]uentl\ led to future opportunities. The 
piogram helped its pai ticipants get their post-undergradu- 
ate careers started. "After my internship," said Kaufman, 
"I was sure that I wanted to do a campaign after I gradu- 
ated because it was something I loved to do. I gained so 
much knowledge as well as contacts from my internship." 

Jones summed it up, saying, "You work with students 
who transform during the course of just three months. 
It's a life-changing experience and it's very rewarding to 
be a part of that." [bv Stephen Brown] 

Standing m front of a statue 
at ttie World War II Memo- 
rial, students take a moment 
to capture their trip. When 
not working or attending 
class, students took time to 
explore the city. Photo cour- 
tesy of Lauren Hnatowski 

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Hi)lle\' Simmons, English; Toms River, N.f. 
Katiir\n Simnis, English: Fallston, Md. 
Lola Sizemore, SMAD; Kennebunk, Maine 
Michelle Skutnik, TSC; VVestport, Conn. 

Neal Sonnenberg, SMAD; Falls Church, Va. 
Randi Sponenberg, TSC; Huntington, N.Y. 
Seth Stabler, Int. Affairs; Charlottesville, Va. 
Jessica Sterling, Anthropolog)'; Seaford, Va. 

Kimberly Stern. Anthropolog)'; Virginia Beach, Va. 

.Alicia Stetzer, SMAD; Manassas, Va. 

Maria Strachan, SCOM; OIney, Md. 

Allison Strickland, Sociology; Richmond, Va. 

Stephen Tamburrino, Int. Affairs; Ellicott City, Md. 
Samantba Tburman, SMAD; Chesapeake, Va. 
Laura Tutino, English; New Providence, N.J. 
Rebecca Ullrich, Justice Studies; Staunton, Va. 

Adrienne Vaughn, SMAD; Yorktown, Va. 
Wendy Waldeck, TSC; Virginia Beach, Va. 
Elizabeth Walsh. Political Science; Bethesda, Md. 
Philip Wilkerson, History; Alexandria, Va. 
maiHSMitiii Matthew Wilson, SCOM; North Garden, Va. 

Elissa Winarski, TSC; Lederach, Pa. 
Ashley Wirth, Sociology; Dedham, Mass. 
Melissa Woolson, Int. Affairs; Centreville, Va. 
!| Jenny Young, SMAD; Falls Church, Va. 

Solomon Zacchini, Sociology; Fredericksburg, Va. 

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[177] Life Skills 
[178] The Alberts 
[181] Adjunct Faculty 

[182] Mark Usry 

[185] Feel Your Boobies 

[186] Madison Class Challenge 



competitive markets 

From accounting to international business to 
marketing, the College of Business (COB) offered a 
variety of majors and areas of study to fit the interests 
of man)' students. Located in Zane-Show ker Hall, 
COB was accredited by the Association to Advance 
Collegiate Schools of Business. 

COB offered ten undergraduate majors and two 
graduate programs. About 22 percent of the student 
body was enrolled in the college taught by 114 full- 
time faculty members. The college also implemented 
an Entrepreneur in Residence program with alumnus 
John Rothenberger, CEO and founder of Strategic 
Enterprise Solutions Inc. Rothenberger graduated in 
1988 and returned to the college as the first Entrepre- 
neur in Residence. As part of the Center for Entrepre- 
neurship and the College of Business' Management 
Department, the program allowed students and faculty 
to interact with successful entrepreneurs. 

COB students were exposed to a wide range of 
classes through the requirement of COB 300, Integrat- 
ed Functional Systems, as part of their coursework dur- 
ing their jiniior year. The course incorporated finance, 
management, marketing and operations and students 
worked in teams to develop their own business plans. 
According to the college's Web site, this "synthesis pre- 
pares our students to understand the interrelationships 
among business systems and giyes them an incredible 
advantage over students from other schools. " 

Once students completed COB 300, they focused 
on taking upper-level courses in their specific majors. 
Many students carried their education beyond the 
classroom by becoming involved in professional organi- 
zations and clubs related to their majors. Madison Mar- 
keting Association (MMA) held an etiquette banquet 
Oct. 4 in the Festival Conference and Student Center 
Grand Ballroom, where students had the opportunity 
to dine with employers from Clear Channel Communi- 
cations, State Farm Insurance, Apex Systems Inc. and 
other companies. The dinner featured guest speakers 
who discussed professional dress and behavior. 

Senior Erica Tuten, a marketing major and mem- 
ber of MMA said, "Being a marketing major has made 
me feel that upon my graduation I will be able to enter 
the competitive business world and use critical think- 
ing and communication skills to benefit the company 
I am employed by and its offerings to consumers." [h\ 
Rachael Groseclose] 


• Accounting 

• Computer Information Systems and 
Operation Management Science 

• Economics 

• Finance 

• Hospitality and Tourism Management 

• International Business 

• Management 

• Marketing 


• The College ot Business aspires to be 
among the top 10 percent ot undergraduate 
business programs in the nation, striving 
for excellence and continuous impro\ement 
in undergraduate learning. 

• Undergraduate programs are based on 
solid toundations in general education and 
an integrated business core curriculum. 

• OHers a v\'ide variety ol programs that 
emphasize theory, application and experi- 
ential learning in a business discipline. 

• Faculty are committed to providing an 
exceptional educational e.xpenence tor 
students, with an emphasis on de\eloping 
leadership, technology, communication and 
integrative skills. 

Most Popular Majors 

1. Marketing- BBA 

2. Management - BBA 

3. Finance - BBA 

Information compiled from 

174! Classes 


Tamara Abdelmoty, Int. Business: Centre v-.i. 
Manoel-raphael Abejuela, HTM; Sterling, Va. 
Nadia Aboulhouda, HTM; Fredericksburg, Va. 
Kelly Bagwell, Management; Port Monmouth, N.J. 

Allison Baucom, Marketing; Virginia Beach, Va. 
Carrie Bean, Marketing; Herndon, Va. 
Laura Beichert, Finance; Mahopac, N.Y. 
Jessica Bennett, Economics; Olney, Md. 

Jessica Bergkuist, Management; Alexandria, Va. 
Ajda Berryman, Int. Business; Williamsburg, Va. 
Kirby Bevis, Accounting; Springfield, Va. 
Daniel Bise, Accounting; Glade Spring, Va. 

Dana Bobrowski, Finance; Broomall, Pa. 
Thomas Bonham, Accounting; Chester, Va. 
Derek Boyd, Accounting; Glen Mills, Pa. 
Elizabeth Branch, Accounting; Suffolk, Va. 

Amy Breeding, Economics; Chantilly, Va. 
Keisha Brown, HTM; Frederick, Md. 
Kimberly Burkett, Finance; Franklin, Va. 
Julianna Calabrese, Marketing; Wallington, N.J. 

Danielle Calderone, Accounting; Dix Hills, N.Y. 
Marisa Cappel, Management; Fairfax, Va. 
Brian Carnes, Management; Leesburg, Va. 
Jennifer Cartis, Int. Business; Stafford, Va. 

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Alexandra Carucci. Int. Business; Udca, N.V. 

Jennifer Cewe, Marketing: Fairfax Station, \'a. 

Crystal Charlesworth. Management; Sterling, \ a. 

C\nthia Chen, Int. Business; Burke, \a. 

Chelsea Cheung, International Business; Richmond, Va. 

James Chilton, CIS; Grayslake, 111. 

Cameion Clark, Marketing; Mechanics\ille, Va. 

Elizabeth Clarke, Management; Staunton, \a. 

James Clous, Finance; Huntington Station, N.Y. 

Daniel Collier, Economics; Reston, \'a. 

Rachel Cook, Marketing; Williamsburg, Va. 

Michael Cordingley, Marketing; Herndon, \'a. 

Brian Courter, Economics; McLean, Va. 

Kathleen De Sear, Management; Woodstock, \'a. 

Joseph Decardi-Nelson; Accounting, Ghana 

Soniya Desai, Finance; Harrisonburg, Va. 

Laura Drimimond, .Accounting; Strasburg, Va. 

Robert Dunn, Finance; Mooresville, N.C. 

Charles Edmunds, .Accounting; McKennev, Va. 

Samantha Engler. Int. Business; Richmond, Va. 

Benjamin Erwin, Finance; Middleburv, Conn. 

Cristina Fabiano, Accounting; Scotch Plains, NJ. 

Ashley Fassell, Finance; Baltimore, Md. 

Ashley Fennig, Finance; Columbia, Md. 

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n learn 

University students worked diligently for years in 
order to receive their diplomas and step out into the 
real world. Yet, as many left their college days behind 
and moved on to reality, they found themselves bewil- 
dered and struggling to make adult decisions inde- 
pendently. The university offered a class that hoped 
to sohe this common problem. The life skills seminar 
was available to help students expand the imperative 
knowledge that was not generally a component of 
formal teaching education yet was indispensable to 
ever^da)' life. 

Professor Brad Roof developed the Life Skills: 
Real Skills for Real Life class in 1999. "There was 
[concern] from the parents and students that we didn't 
have any personal business enforcement. The course 
was designed to sfive students, resrardless of their 
major, some skills in managing their own business 
affairs," Roof said. 

The College of Business and the Virginia Society 
of Certified Public Accountants offered the life skills 
class as a seminar series, which was held every Tues- 
day for two hours from the beginning of January until 
the end of February. The seminar cost $189, which 
some considered a small price to pay considering the 
vast amount of knowledge and skills students acquired 
during the course of the class. 

There were seven sessions, and each covered a 
different topic about which many students were either 
confused or had naive preconceptions. Each class 
consisted of a two-hour discussion informing students 
about an assortment of situations they would probably 
encounter throughout their lives, along with resource 
material and handouts. It also featured a recruited 
expert in the field being discussed. "The speak- 
ers were practitioners in their fields with 10 to 30 
years of experience. They presented the fundamentals 
of their topic area, gave examples from personal 
experience and answered specific questions from the 
students. Many of the speakers have been with us for 
more than five years. They don't 'sell their wares,'" 
said Carol Hamilton, College of Business professor. 

Speaking during the life 

skills class, attorney David 

Penrod discusses practical 

legal advice. Penrod touched 

on issues such as contracts 

and legal matters concerning 

marriage and divorce. Photo 

Joe Leake from FXB Southeast and Mark DeMara- 
is from Planters Bank & Trust discussed personal bank- 
ing. Their talk dealt with issues surrounding checking 
and savings accounts and the proper use of credit cards, 
something many students had trouble managing. 

The financial markets session provided descrip- 
tions and explanations for common perplexing finan- 
cial terms, instruments and methods. Gary Nichols 
from Ameriprise Financial taught the students about 
these topics. 

Tom Northrop from Challenger, Gray & Christ- 
mas, Inc. taught the Career/Life Planning seminar. 
This provided insight into the numerous obstacles one 
frequently' encountered when searching for a job. It 
also helped enlighten students on tips and skills when 
going on interviews. 

Insurance was also a perplexing topic for students, 
but thanks to an informative seminar by Allstate 's Steve 
Johnson, students gained a clearer understanding of the 
concepts involved. Throughout the discussion, various 
kinds of insurance were explained, including automo- 
bile, life, accident, homeowner's and renter's. 

A major benefit of the life skills class was that it was 
open to students of all years and majors. "It becomes a 
survey to create an awareness in students of what the 
issues are associated with their own personal business af- 
fairs," said Roof. 

Over time, the life skills class had become ground- 
breaking. It began as a class of 45 to 50 students and 
had grown to around 150 students a year. Due to 
word of mouth, others learned about the incredible 
benefits gained from the two-month class and students 
increasingly took advantage of the opportunity. 

The university began working with the Virginia 
Society of Certified Public Accounts to create a toolkit 
that could be distributed to other campuses to begin 
other life skills classes. [b\' Brianne Beers] 

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or a kind 

One of Dr. Joseph Albert's favorite memories 
came from his first days as a professor. 

"I wanted to see how much attention I was getting 
from my students, so I used "portotious' and 'iictuai' 
in the same sentence," he said. "No one batted an eye 
[even though] they are not words, until 1 said, "and 
that will be on the test."" 

Albert was a finance professor in the CloUege of 
Business (COB), where he taught a wide range of 
classes. "Of these, I really don't have a favorite, I like 
them all for different reasons, " he said. 

His FIN il'-) class was for members of the Madison 
Investment Fund, a campus organization responsible for 
managing a portion of the university's endowment. 
"I really enjoy working with this group of highly 
motivated students," he said. 

Albert also taught FIN 450, a course for ciuantitative 
finance majors, a degree program he started in 1994. 
"I also enjoy teaching the graduate students in both our 
on-campus program and our Web-based program." 

His wife, Licia, a former real estate agent, served 
as an adjunct COB professor and taught FIN 210, 
Principles of Real Estate. "Her ability to connect her 
experiences in real estate to the course topics made the 
information prat tical and rele\'ant to the students," said 
senior Phil Horton. 

Senior Kate Newman also thought the class was 
helpful. "I found the class to be very beneficial for the 
future when I decide to own mv own home," she said. 

Although Joseph substituted for his wife on oc- 
casion, the couple never taught together. "When my 
father passed away, it was in the middle of the May 
session, and [Joseph] was able to teach my class for me 
so I could be home where I needed to be," Licia said. 

Sharing the same profession, the couple had a lot 
to discuss at home. "We obviously talk about oiu" classes 
and classroom experiences, frustrations and successes, 
and get both empathy and feedback from each other," 
Joseph said. 

Licia added, "We can discuss the same things, and 
he knows what I'm teaching, so if something new comes 
up that I'm not aware of, he can helj) me." 

Before moving to Virginia, Joseph worked at the 

Presenting a problem to 

students, Joseph Albert 

teaches a class about buying 

and selling stocks. Albert 

and his wife Licia were part 

of an international real 

estate organization. Photo by 

Revee TenHuJsen 

University of North Texas, where he and his wife met. 
Licia was a graduate instructor in Joseph's department. 
After dating for a couple of years, the) married in 1982. 
"Although we liked the imiversity, Texas siunmers 
do not compare to sunmier in the Shenandoah \'alle)," 
he said. 

When the couple met, Licia was pursing a career 
in real estate development. "We realized the lifestyle 
of a professor is very different from somebody in real 
estate," she said. After working in real estate to decide 
if that was the career path she wanted to follow, she 
ultimately chose to become a professor like her hus- 
band. "Being a professor allows me to work and have a 
family," she said. 

Joseph and Licia had three children who were 
alread\ following in their academic footsteps. Both of 
their sons graduated from the university in 2006 and 
their daughter, a student at Blue Ridge Community 
College, would also attend the university. 

Licia earned her bachelor's degree in music from 
Baylor University and her Master of Business Adminis- 
tration (MBA) at the University of North Texas. Joseph 
graduated from the Universit)' of South Florida and 
received his doctorate from Georgia State University. 
Prior to teaching at the University of North Texas, he 
taught briefly at Oglethorpe University in Atlanta, Ga. 

"As with so many careers, mine was accidental," 
Joseph said. "I did ^vell as an undergraduate and one of 
m)' professors suggested I consider pursuing my Ph.D." 

Joseph pursued business due to his interest in eco- 
nomics and markets. Although Licia was an undergrad- 
uate music major, she decided to earti her MBA because 
she felt it was the most marketable graduate degree: "A 
very common reason for choosing a ciegree program," 
Joseph said. 

When they were not working in the classroom, 
they were ski instructors at Massanutten Resort. They 
spent the previous summer on their boat on Smith 
Mounlain Lake in \'irginia. \hy Katie O'Dovvd] 

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Susanna Finger, International Business; ;V, 
Abigail Floyd, International Business; Richm- 
Christopher Franzoni, CIS; Manalapan, N.J. 
Stacy Freed, HTM; Mechanicsville, Va. 

Andrew Garber, Finance; Richmond, Va. 
John Giudice, Economics; Forest, Va. 
Kellie Grathwol, HTM; Bridgewater, Va. 
Brent Hardie, Finance; Millersville, Md. 

Caitlin Hartigan, Marketing; Salisbury, Md. 
Maria Heiser, Management; Spring Grove, Pa. 
Adam Hendricks, Accounting; Sterling, Va. 
Heather Hetland, Management; Springfield, Va. 

Philomena Hoar, Finance; Chesapeake, Va. 
Sara Hoffmann, Quantitative Finance; Centreville, Va. 
Meredith Hoyle, Marketing; Virginia Beach, Va. 
Meredith Hughes, Marketing; Alexandria, Va. 

Michael larrobino, Management; Easton, Mass. 
Alina lorgulescu. Management; Pitesti, Roma 
LaTasha Johnson, Finance; McKenny, Va. 
Brittany Jones, Int. Business; Ashland, Va. 

Melissa Karlick, Economics; Herndon, Va. 
Brian Kennedy, Marketing; New Providence, N.J. 
Tyler Kennedy, Management; Culpeper, Va. 
Doyeon Kim, Int. Business; South Korea 

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Matthew Klein, Accounting; Potomac, Md. 

Brooke Kriesten, Marketing: Manassas, Va. 

Christine Lapera, Management; Lewes, Del. 

Christopher LaSpada, Management; Asbim, N.J, 

Bethan\' Lawrence, Finance: Madison. Conn 

Emily Leibel. HTM: Dresher, Pa. 

Pamela Leon, Int. Business: Falls Church, \'a. 

David Libbares, Accounting; Clifton, Va. 

Lindsey Lowerv, Management; Stuarts Draft, Va. 

Sara Lowery, Marketing; Richmond, Va. 

Gregor)' Macur, Finance; Chesapeake, Va. 

Justin Main, Economics: Gray, Maine 

Elizabeth Marcucci, Management; Falls Church, Va. 

Anika Mascarenhas, Management: United Arab Emirates 

Ralph Mason, Marketing: Midlothian, Va. 

Katie McSween, Finance; Alexandria, Va. 

Michael Michigami, Finance; Voorhees, N.J. 

Matthew Miller, Finance: Catharpin, Va. 

Jae Miner, CIS; Herndon, Va. 

Adam Morehouse, Finance; Long Valley, N.J. 

Justin Meyers, Accounting; Dayton, Va. 

Therese Muldoon, Marketing: Fairfax, Va. 

Allison Miuphy, Finance; Chantilly, Va. 

Colleen Murphy, Management; Chantilly, Va. 

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To be an adjunct faculty member was "an honorific 
title that ma^■ be granted to a person who teaches at the 
university on a part-time basis or who serves the uni- 
versitN- in a significant capacity without compensation," 
according to PoHcv 2104 in the university's Manual of 
Policy and Procedures. The title defined an indi\idual ^vho 
was more than a part-time faculty member. 

"Generally adjuncts do not have any departmen- 
tal responsibilities [such as] advising [or] serving on 
committees," said Alysia Davis, an adjunct professor 
in Cross Disciplinary Studies. "Adjuncts are paid on a 
per-class basis, not paid a salary or hourly wages." 

Davis previously taught at Emory University, 
where she worked on her dissertation in women's stud- 
ies. "Being an adjunct has not been a career decision 
for me, per se," she said. "I am currently working on 
finishing my Ph.D., so adjunct teaching affords me 
an opportunity to be involved in the classroom and to 
interact with students." 

Finding a feminist communitv within the universi- 
ty played a part in Davis" move to Harrisonburg. "I've 
been lucky that Dr. [Anne Janine] Morey and other 
faculty who teach women's studies at JMU have been 
so welcoming to me." 

"When she was not working on her dissertation, 
she adjunct taught at two other universities as well. "I 
really enjoy interacting with students," Davis said. "I 
love to see the 'click' moment when students begin to 
understand difficult concepts. I enjoy trying to find new 
ways to incorporate course concepts into students' lives 
through the use of media [and] group projects. I think 
that my primary role as an instructor is to teach critical 
thinking skills. The absolute best part of teaching is 
when I see students begin to truly think for themselves." 

The number of hours an adjunct spent preparing 
for class was not significantly different from a full-time 
professor. "We're still responsible for devel- 
oping a syllabus and course content, writing 
lectures, attending and facilitating class, 
grading tests and assignments and giving 
support to students." Davis said. 

According to the policy manual, the 
department head assigned specific respon- 

Checking his e-mail, adjunct 

faculty member Cherian Pu- 

limootil waits for a student's 

assignment. Pulimootil taught 

General Education philosophy 

and religion courses as well as 

a religions of India class. ?ho\.o 

by Revee TenHuisen 

sibilities for adjunct faculty members. Time spent as 
an adjunct professor did not count toward tenure. 
The title also did not guarantee future employment 
at the university. 

Privileges of adjunct faculty included the use of 
the librar\' and other universit}' facilities and participa- 
tion in scheduled university events, activities and meet- 
ings on the same basis as full-time faculty members. 

Frank Raiter, an adjunct professor in the College 
of Business (COB), came to the university from Wall 
Street in New York, N.Y., after retiring from Standard 
& Poors Rating Services in 2005. Raiter recruited 
students from the university over the years and be- 
came friendly with COB professors Joseph Albert and 
Dr. Alfred Francfort. "I was impressed with the quality of 
the graduates we hired over the years," he said. 

Raiter accepted his job at the university after Al- 
bert and Francfort recommended him for a position. 
"The best part of teaching is being in a position to 
help students get started on their careers and assisting 
in their search and interview preparation." 

Another adjunct professor. Dr. Karen Kwiatkowski, 
taught in the political science department for three 
years. "I wanted to teach and was not really interested 
in full-time work," she said. "I did think, and still do, 
that it could help if I want to compete later for a full- 
time faculty position." 

Kwiatkowski also taught online and in class at the 
University of Maryland University College, as well as 
for the online American Military University. "Teach- 
ing has been my interest for a long time," she said. 
"After I retired from the military in 2003, I moved 
in that direction." Teaching, she said, is dynamic and 
fun. She enjoyed working with students and shar- 
ing "knowledge, perspectives and information." 
[by Katie O'Dovvd] 




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the cl 

e Class 

Between planning a studv abroad program and serv- 
ing as an adviser for various organizations, Mark Usry 
was still able to find time to make his class memorable for 
his students. "[Professor Usry] was one of the best teach- 
ers I have had here at JMU," said senior Brent HarcHc. 

Students in Usry's COB 218, Legal Environment 
of Business, classes did not just learn about cases the\ 
studied, they acted as members of the jury. Usry started 
by presenting the facts of a case, including the circum- 
stances and parties involved. Students then participated 
as jury members, weighing evidence and considering 
possible decisions and outcomes. Usry filled the class 
with enthusiasm as he shared his knowledge and passion 
for business law. The class was taught with a mixture of 
lectures, videos, activities and projects. Classroom discus- 
sions focused on stories straight from recent headlines. 

"He was flawless in his lectures and provided [up] 
to-date examples of law and ethics that really helped 
me connect the law to today's times," said Hardie. "I 
had him freshman year and he is still open to talking to 
me whenever I have a question." 

In order to encourage class participation, Usry 
made sure students felt comfortable when ex]3ressing 
their opinions. Students were encomaged to speak up 
and add their personal experiences and knowledge to 
discussions. "He made it a comfortable environment 
in which dialogue and debate were conmionplace," said 
senior Andy Lucas. 

Usry also served alongside Dr. Traci Pipkins, a professor 
from the writing program, as the program co-director 

for a summer session in Central Europe. The program 
lasted for almost three weeks and participants visited 
coimtries within Central Europe, including Germany, 
Austria, Hungar\' and the Czech Republic. Students 
took two classes abroad, GHUM 251, Hate, Hope and 
Healing, and I BUS 298, Business Environment of 
Europe. The courses focused on the history and culture 
of those who survived Nazi and Communist oppression 
as well as the effects of politics, culture and history on 
business in a given region. 

"The flow of the program is great," said Usry. "Just 
enough sites and briefings and downtime. [Students 
enjo)] the abilitx' to discuss what the\- have seen and 
heard and then write about it." With groups between 
12 and 16 students, Usry added that it was also easy for 
students to get to know each other. 

Throughout the trip, students were constantly 
traveling, visiting castles, local businesses, manufacturing 
plants and viewing crown jewels and art. Usry also ar- 
ranged for students to meet with politicians, ambassadors 
and local businessmen, giving them the opportimity to 
learn about the countrs "s businesses and culture. 

In addition to teaching and directing a study 
abroad program, Usry was also the facidty adviser 
of Sigma Nu fraternitv', of which he was also a member, 
the adviser to the business fraternity Delta Sigma Pi 
and worked with several campus-wide organizations, 
including the Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual, Transgender 
and Ally resource center. [b\- Kara Beebe, Rachael 
Groseciose St Alaria Nosal] 

Displaying a la/out of the 

court structure to students. 

Mark Usry discusses a court 

case involving Wal-Mart. In 

addition to teaching business 

lav/. Usry was a program 

director for the Summer in 

Central Europe program. 

Photo by Revee TenHuisen 

1821 Classes 

[nance - richardsor . 

Scott Nance, Management; Reston, Va. 
Trevor Nardone, Qiiantitati\e Finance; Keswic k, 
Brian Naujelis, Marketing; Forest, Va. 
Kathryn Newman, Marketing; Richmond, Va. 

Blake Nicosia, Marketing; Hillsborough, N.J. 
Emily Noonan, Economics; Fairfax, Va. 
Kaitlin O'Neil, Accounting; Bristow, Va. 
Jonathan Parker, CIS; Danville, Va. 

Evan Perlmutter, Marketing; Mt. Sinai, N.Y. 

Rachel Persica, Marketing; Springfield, Va. 

Zach Peterson, Finance; Amhest, N.H. 

Charlotte Pevraud, Int. Business; Minnetonka, Minn. 

Sarah Phillips, Finance; Richmond, Va. 
Evan Pick, Finance; Springfield, Va. 
William Pilson, Marketing; Woohvine, Va. 
Stephen Plastino, Management; Pelham, N.Y. 

August Politano, Accounting; Malverne, N.Y. 

John Priest, Finance; Mt. Sinai, N.Y. 

Gregory Prince, Accounting; Herdon, Va. 

Matthe^v Proffitt, Quantitative Finance; Mechanicsville, Va. 

Alicia Quinn, Marketing; Braintree, Mass. 

Christina Ramirez, Accounting; Downey, Calif. 

\Iollie Randa, Management; Springfield, Va. 

Athena Richardson, Int. Business; Port Jefferson Station, N.Y. 

Seniors I 1831 

[robinson - vaughan] 

Aniaiida Robinson, Int. Business Fiiiiuice: West Chester, Pa. 

Jonathan Rohrer, HTM: Midlothian, Va. 

Jessica Roth, HTM; Atlanta, Ga. 

Kristin Rupert, Management: Stafford. Va. 

Phil Saraceno, Marketing; Scotch Plains. N.J. 

Jason Sasala. Int. Business Finance; Herndon, Va. 

Tiffanie Saunders, Management: Forest, Va. 

Alexis Scarborough, HTM; Matawan, N.J. 

Brisbane Severino, HTM: Ashburn, Va. 

Sarah Simmons, Management: Oakton, \'a. 

Nicole Spagnoli. HTM: Cedar Knolls, N.J. 

Matthew Stein. Finance: Falls Church, Va. 

Gregory Sullivan, Marketing: West Nvack, N.Y. 

Laura Sweeney, Management; Hamburg, N.J. 

Sean Sweeney, Economics; Winslow Twp., N.J. 

William Tabri, Accounting: Ashbiun, Va. 

Revee' Tenhuisen, Finance: Hummelstown, Pa. 

Lindsey Thacher, Accounting; Unionville, Pa. 

Tamara Torano. Finance: Glenwood, Md. 

Brittney Townsend, Marketing: Glen Allen. Va. 

Dexter Trivett, Management; New Kent, Va. 

Julia Trombley. CIS; Centreville. Va. 

Sara Twigg, HTM; Clinton. N.J. 

Christopher Vaughan, Int. Business: Richmond. Va. 

I 1 84 I Classes 





From April 2-8, 2006, Zeta Tau Alpha sponsored 
several breast cancer awareness activities, highlighted 
by an event called Feel Yoin- Boobies (FYB). FYB was 
founded by Leigh Hurst, a two-year breast cancer 
survivor who started the campaign in an attempt to 
educate )Oung women about breast cancer and the im- 
portance of doing breast self-examinations, even at an 
early age. She also created innovative and educational 
products to promote awareness of and eventually help 
put an end to breast cancer. 

"Breast cancer can hit anybody at any age," Hurst 
said. "I just remember thinking 'I can't believe this is hap- 
pening to me.' The only thing I could hear was 'cancer'." 

Hurst, who had been diagnosed with breast cancer 
at the age of 33, was celebrating the anniversary of 
her two-year survivorship. "I remember thinking my 
whole life was changed in a very bad way," she said. 

Hurst said the only reason she found the lump, 
which felt like the size of a peanut, in her breast was 
because she was very in tune with her body. "If I had 
waited until my mammogram age, this would be 
a whole different story. If you rely on doctors who 
only examine you once a year, you're taking a huge 
risk," Hurst said. "If at 33 it wasn't Sfetting through 
to me to do a breast exam, I definitely didn't think it 
would get through to anyone younger." 

Hurst did not have any of the risk factors for breast 
cancer, ran marathons and was in good health. "Only 
you know what the normal feeling of your breast is, and 
when it doesn't feel right," Hurst said. "Your body is 

perfect. It was given to you and you should love it." 

FYB was started by accident when Hurst realized 
that she had a story to tell and that most of her family 
and friends were too shy to ask questions about the sub- 
ject. FYB was simply a strategy for getting her friends 
to talk about breast cancer "I wanted ni)' friends to feel 
comfortable to ask me questions so they could learn 
to talk about it," Hurst said. "I'm trying to talk about an 
important message in a light-hearted way." 

After age 30, women had a one in 250 chance of 
getting breast cancer. The standard age to start getting 
mammograms was 40, and women had a one in eight 
chance of getting breast cancer in their lifetimes. Statis- 
tically, Caucasian women were most likely to get breast 
cancer out of all ethnicities, but African-American 
women were most likely to die from the disease. The 
general survival rate for all women was 87 percent in 
the first five years. 

Sophomore Annie Buchanan said that she had not 
thought about doing monthly breast exams before hear- 
ing Hurst speak. "I really enjoyed her presentation," 
Buchanan said. "You don't hear about these things, and 
it's something every woman needs to know." 

For sophomore Katharine Tweedy, it was Hurst's 
personal testimony that inspired her to start doing 
breast self-exams. "I thought it was really directed 
to my age. I had never thought about breast cancer," 
Tweedy said. "Her story makes you want to do it. It 
was a really, really, really good presentation and I'm 
going to do my part." 

In some ways Hurst said that having 
breast cancer really clarified a lot of things 
for her. "It feels good to do [FYB] and it 
feels like I'm supposed to be doing it. I'm 
really lucky and my life is really good. I 
never [think] T wished I never had it,'" 
Hurst said. "Every day I live is a better day 
than before, especially if I hadn't learned 
the lessons I had when I had breast cancer." 
[by Maggie Miller] 

Telling her survival story, 
Leigh Hurst discusses the 
importance of breast self- 
exams. Hurst, the founder 
of Feel Your Boobies, 
spoke at the university two 
years after being declared 
cancer-free. Photo counesy of 
Kathleen McKay 





Seniors I 1851 









Duke Dog. Homecoming Weekend. D-Hall brunch. 
Tlie kissing rock. For seniors, 2007 marked four years 
of friendship, fun and the occasional late-night pizza. 
While they looked back fondly at their undergraduate 
careers, seniors often forgot to take a moment to thank 
their home avva\' from home. 

The Madison Class Challenge (MCC) was one way 
to thank and give back to the university. The MCC 
was a student-run giving program that highlighted the 
importance of private donations to the luiiversitv. The 
campaign operated under the Madison Fund w ithin the 
university development office. 

"We encourage students to make a donation to the 
university as a celebration of their time here at JMU," 
said MCC Adviser Kellv Snow. "We want to educate 
students about why giving back to the imiversitv is so 
important, so that as thev go out into the world and 
become JMU alumni, thev will understand and make 
their annual contributions to their alma mater." 

The MCC began in 1989 as the Senior Class Chal- 
lenge. In previous sears, the program was exclusive to 
the senior class. When the program became the Madi- 
son Class Challenge in 2006, it still focused primarily 
on seniors, but also expanded to include students in all 
folu- classes. Snow said MCC hoped to be a "compre- 
hensive four-year student giving program" by 2010. 

"The MCC strives to instill the importance of 
giving while students are still at Madison in hopes 
that the\' will continue to support the institution after 
graduation," said senior Gwendolyn Brantley, MCC 
student director. 

\'olunteers led the MCC by becoming members of 
the steering committee. Seniors who wanted to give 
back to the imiversity before they graduated could also 
become challenge captains. The cajjtains foimd tun 
ways to encourage senior involvement during the year. 

"The reason I chose to do MCC is simple," said 
senior Stephanie Brummell, challenge captain. "JML 
has given me some of the best learning, most challeng- 
ing and overall rewai ding experiences of my life. What 
better way [is there] to show how thankful I am than b\ 
making sure that as time passes, the opportunities will 
only grow for future students?" 

The year's campaign was based on the number of 
seniors who participated versus a definite dollar amount. 

Every dollar counts. Snow said. "I think sometimes 
students have a preconceived notion that thev have to 
give a lot of moms, therefore, the\ do not give at all 
because they don't ha\e that kind of monev to give. We 
understand that students don't have a lot of money so 
we don't expect to raise a crazy amount of money." 

In 2006, 288 seniors made donations. Members of 
the MCC hoped to increase the number of senior gifts 
to 500 in 2007. "Students should know that MCC ex- 
ists to educate and gain support, not drain students of 
their money," Brantley said. 

Many students did not realize how important 
private dollars were in the growth and sustainability of 
the imiversit\'. "\Vhile tuition covers a large chunk of a 
student's time here at JMU, private dollars go above and 
bevond tuition to create the total Madison experience," 
said Snow. "UltimateK, it takes a little bit more money 
to make JMU the awesome place that it is." 

Students coidd choose which department their 
donations benefited. Among others, the MCC accepted 
donations for the Madison F'und, Student Affairs, 
Duke Club, athletics, s( hohirshijjs or any specific col- 
lege of study. 

"Seniors can make sure the money they donate 
goes directh to the department, sport, organization 
[or] school that they want it to, assuring them that the 
mone\' they donate will be spent on bettering the part 
of Madison that made his or her own experience here 
so special," Brummell said. 

The MCC also hosted various publicity events 
throughoiu the year to inform students about the 
program. Dining Senior Week, it sponsored the senior 
D-Hall dinner where seniors could vote on the menu. 
n>N KalK-O'Dowd) 

Displaying a count: of 
seniors who had donated, 
the Madison Class Challenge 
sign stands in front of the 
Commons. The sign stood 
TS a reminder to students to 
donate and as a challenge to 
surpass the donations made 
by the previous year's class. 
Photo by Revee JenHu\%en 

1186! Classes 

[waller - ziegler] 

Douglas Waller, CIS; Ailinglon, Va. 
Jennifer Walsh, Marketing; Sumerduck, Va. 
Katrina Weiss, Management; Carlisle. Mass. 
Jennifer Weitzei, Marketing; Williamsburg, Va. 

Jeffrey Wilson, Management; Medford, N.J. 
Katelyn Wiltshire, Accounting; W.Milford, N.J. 
Heather Windham, Accounting: Winchester, Va. 
Sara Wist, Accounting; Manassas, Va. 

Saralyn Woodruff, Accounting; Harrisonburg, Va. 
Mary Worden, HTM; Culpeper, Va. 
Andrew Wright, Management; South Hill, Va. 
Elizabeth Young, Accounting; Arnold, Md. 

Brian Zalewski, Accounting; Ridgefield, Conn. 
Michael Ziegler, Finance; Towson, Md. 

Seniors 1 1871 



college of 

[193] Corner Bistro 



shaping minds 

The College of Education (COE) offered under- 
graduate, graduate and service programs for students 
interested in pursuing professional careers in the fields of 
education and teaching. 

The curriculum and various departments in COE 
strove to "prepare professionals who value civic respon- 
sibility and social justice." In addition, it sought to help 
students learn how to "engage all learners in reflection, 
discovery, renewal and transformation," according to 
the program's Web site. 

COE began the school year with the relocation from 
its former home in Roop Hall to Memorial Hall, located 
on South High Street. The universit) leased Memo- 
rial Hall, formerly Harrisonburg High School, in 2005. 
After 20 years in Roop Hall, COE made the move in 
June 2006 to join the departments of geology and earth 
science and military science. The new location provided 
the much-needed room for expansion of the college and 
would also be the future home of the Department of 
Learning, Technolog) and Leadership and the Educa- 
tion Support Center. 

Coursework for education students was often 
accompanied by field experience. This gave students the 
opportunity to apply their knowledge of the methods 
of learning from their studies through participation in 
various classroom settings. Education majors' field experi- 
ence practicums often correlated with the specific areas of 
education they were studying. Many candidates gained 
valuable experience through student teaching in local 
elementary middle and high schools. "My practicums gave 
me a lot of knowledge and experience that I can carry 
with me into my future career," said senior Anna Cox. 
"The relationships I built with the students and teachers 
are ones that I will never forget." 

While most COE students were placed in practicums 
in Harrisonburg and its surrounding communities, some 
were fortunate enough to take their studies abroad. In 
May and June of 2006, eight COE students participated 
in an International Practicum program. The program 
gave these students the opportunity to travel to and com- 
plete practicum requirements in Melbourne, Australia. 
[b\- Kara BeebeJ 


Adult Degree Program 
Indi\'idualized Study 
Interdisciplinary Liberal Studies 
Military Science 


• To educate tor the multiple protessions 
included in the college at both the under- 
graduate and graduate levels, not merely 
by transmitting skills and knowledge but 
by stimulating creativit3', developing cog- 
nitive abilities and encouraging the testing 
of hypotheses and reinterpretation oFthe 
human e.xpenence. 

• To encourage a balanced tacult\' orienta- 
tion toward teaching, research, scholar- 
ship, community service and professional- 
ism that recognizes individual strengths 
and preferences of the college's faculty. 

• To create an en\'ironment that fosters an 
atmosphere ot open communication among 
students, faculty' members and community. 

• To anticipate societal needs and provide 
necessary resources for implementing et- 
fective off-campus programs now and in 
the future. 

Most Popular Majors 

1. Interdisciplinary Liberal Studies - BS 

2. Individualized Study - BIS 

3. Education (preparatory') 

Information compiled from 

II 90 I Classes 


Mfirium Ahmad, IDLS; Manassas, Va. 
Samantha Albright. IDLS; Woodbridge, Va. 
Priscilla Bocskor, ISS; Vienna, Va. 
Kristin Bretz, IDLS; Bethesda, Md. 

Jemma Cairns, IDLS; Bowie, Md. 
Federico Carcich, ISS; Cutchogue, N.Y. 
Dana Ceccacci, ISS; Hillsborough, N.J. 
! Emily Davis, IDLS; Oak Hill, Va. 

Hugh Dawson, ISS; Chesapeake, Va. 
Michelle Demski, IDLS; Stephens City, Va. 
Amy Evans, IDLS; Cherry Hill, N.J. 
Nichole Furr, IDLS; Glade Hill, Va. 

Julie Gallagher, IDLS; Duxbury, Mass. 
Taryn Goodwin, IDLS; Petersburg, Va. 
Virginia Hanner, IDLS; Fairfax, Va. 
Amanda Harris, IDLS; Richmond, Va. 

Rachel Harris, IDLS; Sterling, Va. 
Tatiana Horacek, IDLS; Richmond, Va. 
Stephanie Johnson, IDLS; Stuarts Draft, Va. 
Jessica Jones, ISS; Pitman, N.J. 

Catherine Klocek, IDLS; Fairfax Station, Va. 
Catherine Kropf, ISS; Herndon, Va. 
Erich Lantz, IS; Harrisonburg, Va. 
Christine LaPointe, IDLS, Far Hills; NJ. 

Seniors 1191 

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Heather Laychak, IDLS; Huntingtown, Md. 

Jemie Lee, IDLS,; Clifton, \'a. 

Anna Lewus, ISS: Oak Ridge, N.J. 

Kathi\n Long, IDLS; Rockville, Md. 

Rachel Maddy, IDLS; Harrisonburg, \'a. 

Lauren Martina, IDLS; North Plainfield, N.J. 

Amy McLaren, ISS; Salem, \'a. 

Jennifer Meidlinger, IDLS; Sterling, Va. 

Alison Miller, IDLS; Vienna, Va. 

Lauren Mondy, IDLS; Mechanicsville, Va. 

Natalie Moore, IDLS; Stow, Mass. 

Allison Moriartv, IDLS; Pennington, N.J. 

Jennifer Moubray, ISS; Elkton, Va. 

Morgan Muelenaer, IDLS; Roanoke, Va. 

Diane Mussoline, IDLS; Haddonfield, NJ. 

Ashle)' Pattie, IDLS; Madison, Va. 

Erin Poppe, ISS; Herndon, \'u. 

Shana Rigney, IDLS; Rocky Mount, Va. 

Carole Ryan, IDLS; Virginia Beach, \'a. 

Jean Schawaroch, ISS; Ashburn, Va. 

Lindsay Seller, IDLS; Roanoke, Va. 

Christie Shull, IDLS; Herndon, Va. 

Callan Simmins, ISS; Lawrenceville, N.J. 

Natalie Stanzione, IDLS; Coatesville, Pa. 

Katherine Theobalds, ISS; Alexandria, Va. 

Lori Thomas, IDLS; Mechanicsville, Va. 

Kimberly Vanartsdalen, IDLS; Bethlehem, Pa. 

Heather Williams, IDLS; Roanoke, Va. 

Lindsay Williams, ISS; Richmond, Va. 

1921 Classes 


for business 

One aspect of the university that was widely recog- 
nized was its highly rated cuisine. In every dining facility, 
students often waited in long lines to get meals, so it was a 
welcome addition when Corner Bistro was built in Memo- 
rial Hall and opened in the fall. "It was opened to provide 
a dining option for students, faculty and staff who have 
classes or work at Memorial Hall or nearby," said Angela 
Ritchie, marketing program manager. 

Memorial Hall, formerly Harrisonburg High School, was 
newly renovated by the university and housed the College 
of Education and the Department of Military Science, and 
also provided classroom space for a number of other courses. 

Corner Bistro included West End Deli and Java City 
coffee bar. Students and faculty had an eclectic range of food 
from which to choose at the deli, including paninis, deli 
sandwiches, soups and salads. Freshly 
brewed coffee, espresso and specialty 
beverages were made to order at Java 
City as well as various desserts. Corner 
Bistro was open Monday through Friday 
from 7:30 a.m. to 2:00 p.m. In addition 
to the two seating areas, Corner Bistro 
accommodated those on the go with the 
option to carry out. 

"I was really excited when they put 
the new dining hall in," said senior Kim 
McDonald. "We're so far away from 
campus and it's a great place to get 
something to eat before or after class. 
It's really convenient for the people in 
the education program." 

Both the West End Deli and Java 
City accepted meal plan punches as well as cash, FLEX, dining 
dollars, dining dollars GOLD and credit cards as payment. 

"We are improving the aesthetics of the dining area 
by adding a large framed photo of campus and also bulle- 
tin boards to act as an information center where students 
can post information," Ritchie said. "The before and after 
photos show quite a transformation from where we started 
to where we are now." 

The customers at Corner Bistro seemed to be fully 
satisfied with the latest installment. "It was nice to finally 
have a place to eat. At lunchtime it was always packed. My 
friends and I had three-hour classes, so professors were 
always supporting us to go during our break," said junior 
Christina Chirovsky. Students' feedback was extremely 
positive and the staff continued to take suggestions from 
students in order to continually improve their dining expe- 
riences at the new facility, [by Brianne Beers] 




Standing in line, students 
wait to order from West 
End Deli, part of the Corner 
Bistro located in Memorial 
Hall. The Corner Bistro was 
a convenient place for edu- 
cation majors to eat. Photo 
by Revee lenHuisen 

Seniors M93I 

college of ^ ^^^ 

integrated science & technology 

9] Conservation 

pOO] Nutrition 140 
[203] Clickers in Class 

[204] Facilities Planning 
and Management 

,|207] Sports Media Relations 
[208] Salameh Nematt 

["^i] Tyler Allen 











high tech solutions 

Spanning across Godwin Hail, Johnston Hail and 
tlie Integrated Science & Technology/Computer 
Science and Health and Human Services building on 
the East campus, the College of Integrated Science 
Sc Technology (CISAT) housed 19 undergi aduate 
programs. These ranged from health sciences and 
dietetics to computer science and psychology. Many of 
the college's programs were interdisciplinary, which al- 
lowed students to study subjects that encompassed a fu- 
sion of math, science and technolog}. Programs within 
the college stressed a hands-on approach to learning, 
giving students the opportunit\' to apply their class- 
room knowledge in several of the college's labs. 

The innovative nature of both CISAT's facilities 
and curriculum prepared students for careers in a 
rapidi)' changing world. The college aimed to arm its 
students with the knowledge and skills to confront the 
issues facing modern society. "When I was thinking 
about my major, I knew I wanted to work with people 
and be very hands-on, not sitting behind a desk staring 
at a computer screen, so I found health sciences to fit 
perfecth' into the criteria I was looking for in my fu- 
ture career," said freshman Jessica Goddard, a health 
sciences major. 

Many students in the college benefited from being 
able to work closely with faculty members. According 
to jiuiioi kinesiology major Garrett Allison, "The col- 
lege has excellent professors who are experts in their 
fields, and it also provides the lab ecjuipment necessary 
to train you for your given profession." 

Through the use of cutting-edge lab equipment 
and innovative computer software, students were able 
to put into practice what they had learned in their 
classrooms. "As a kinesiology major, we spend time 
in the Human Performance Lab, which has a DEXA 
machine, as well as a V02max machine, that allow us 
to test the human body's compostion and abilities," 
explained Allison. 

While students within CISAT studied a broad 
spectrum of subjects in a plethora of majors, advance- 
ment of society was a common goal that ran through all 
programs of study. The use of modern technology and 
opportunities to obtain first-hand experience helped 
these students attain that goal, [by Stephanie Hardman] 


• Communication Sciences and Disorders 

• Computer Science 

• Health Sciences 

• Integrated Science & Technology 

• Kinesiology 

• Nursing 

• Psychology 

• Social Work 

• To develop and sustain a community ol 
faculty that pursues high-quality instruc- 
tional, scholarly and service opportunities. 

• To loster, among both faculty and stu- 
dents, life-long professional development, 
personal growth and commitment to ethi- 
cal behavior. 

• To contribute to the betterment of society 
at local, regional, national and global levels. 

• To promote and support a collaborative, 
Interdisciplinary perspective. 

• To promote the wise use of appropriate 
technology and the application ol scientific 
principles to everyday lite. 

Most Popular Majors 

1. Health Sciences - BS 

2. Kinesiology - BS 

3. Nursing - BSN 

Information compiled from 
log/06/index. html. 


1961 Classes 

[adler - i 

l.indsey Adlcv, Social Work; Virginia F);_. 
Christopher Anderson, Kinesiology; Fairfax, \; 
.SalK Ap]3iah, Health Sciences: Centreville, Va. 
Jeremy Balch, ISAT; Portsmouth, Va. 

Amanda Barber, Nursing; Annapolis, Md. 
Stephanie Earnhardt, Nursing; Springfield, Va. 
Michael Barrett, ISAT; Centreville, Va. 
Kelly Berger, Kinesiology; Columbia, Md. 

David Bittner, ISAT; Roan, Va. 

Jennifer Bock, Health Sciences; Fredricksburg, Va. 

Marisa Bortone, HSA; Frankford, N.J. 

Lynn Bounds, Health Sciences; Denton, Md. 

Becca Bourne, Dietetics; Richmond, Va. 
Courtney Boyd, Psychology; Dover, Del. 
Laura Boyer, Kinesiology'; Richmond, Va. 
Nadine Bradley, Kinesiology; South Africa 

Rachel Branch, Psychology; Herndon, Va. 
Roger Brookes, Kinesiology; Mechanicsville, Va. 
Joe Callis, Kinesiology; Hampton, Va. 
Lawrence Callis, Kinesiology; Hampton, Va. 

Christine Cappa, ISAT; Springfield, Va. 
Elizabeth Carter, Social Work; Falls Church, Va. 
Angela Cheung, Nursing; Oak Hill, Va. 
Christina Chiaro, CSD; South Huntington, N.Y. 

Seniors I 1971 

[christopher - ethridge] 

Ashley Christopher, Health Sciences; Long \'alley, NJ, 

Ashley Clark, Psychology; Richmond, Va 

Crystal Clark, Psychology: Harrisonburg, Va 

Lauren Clary, CSD; Richmond, \'a. 

Cassandra Class, Psychology; Lewes, Del 

Derek Cole, Computer Science Mathematics; Blue Ridge, Va 

Brittany Cook, CSD; McLean, Va 

Melynda Cotten, Psychology; Chesapeake, Va 

Jo Coyner, HSA; Waynesboro. Va 

Erin Crawley, ISAT; Springfield, Va 

Sarah Crockett, Health Sciences; Wythyille, Va 

Chiquita Cross, Psychology; Portsmouth, \'a 

Michael Dardozzi, CSD; Green Lane, Pa 

Thomas Davidson, ISAT; McLean, Va 

Channing Dayis, CSD; Sharps, Va 

Whitney Dear, CSD; Virginia Beach, Va 

Christina DeBacco, Psychology; Williamsburg, Va 

Amanda Denney, Psychology; Hampton, Va 

Rachele Douglas, Psychology; Richmond, Va 

Linia Duncan, CSD; Moneta, Va 

Sarah Dunevant, Dietetics; Lynchburg, Va 

Dana Edwards, Health Sciences; Montyille, N.J 

Kyle Engan, Computer Science; Thornton, Pa 

Young Ethridge, Kinesiology; King George, Va 

I 1981 Classes 



As the United States continued to face increasing 
energy costs, the notion that earthly resources had a 
finite limit was becoming an undeniable reality. Va- 
rieties of conservation methods emerged as solutions 
to the growing number of environmental detriments. 
The university's Integrated Science & Technology 
(ISAT) department was part of a greater worldwide 
network of people trying to create an environmen- 
tally sound future for generations to come. Through 
much research and dedication, the department put a 
number of energy conservation projects into action, 
such as windmills, solar panels and burning trash for 
alternative energy sources. While these efforts may 
have seemed insignificant, they were only small pieces 
of a grander, greener puzzle. 

ISAT focused on creating solutions to real world 
human issues by combining science, technology, busi- 
ness and social components to appropriately manage 
sophisticated dilemmas. With many hands-on labora- 
tories, students familiarized themselves with the equip- 
ment that would ultimately allow them to develop 
applicable solutions to existing problems. 

ISAT was involved in a host of conservation proj- 
ects aimed at making a better tomorrow. Windmills, 
solar panels and trash burning were only a small part 
of ISAT's conservation efforts. The program actually 
dove much deeper. Within the ISAT department was 
the Center for Energy and Environmental Sustainabil- 
ity (CEES). Sustainability studies and the science be- 
hind it operated on the understanding that sustainable 
development could advance human well-being and 
quality of life while protecting environmental quality, 
conserving resources and meeting human needs at an 
acceptable financial cost. The idea of sustainability 
maintained that the current generation should not 

Pointing out the changes 

on the screen, senior Kevin 

Kidd shows group members 

seniors Chad Reams and 

Thomas Davidson how the 

program will create a random 

location to place their Radio 

Frequency Identification tags. 

Some senior thesis projects 

developed in the labs of 

ISAT were implemented into 

society with the intention to 

improve and conserve. Photo 

by Revee TenHuisen 

compromise posterity's ability to meet its needs. The 
center promoted sustainable lifestyles and community 
and business practices through research, education 
and outreach. By conducting integrated studies of 
energy, natural resources, social needs and economic 
development, the center could better work toward a 
sustainable society. 

Within CEES were five cornerstone programs, 
including air quality, water quality, alternative fuels and 
renewable energy education and research programs 
within ISAT. Over the years, many major government 
and university-sponsored studies took place to advance 
knowledge of energy and how to efficiently maintain 
air and water quality. The university's alternative fuel 
program made many strides in its exploration of life 
beyond the use of fossil fuels. Students involved with 
the concentration worked on finding better ways to sub- 
stitute hydrogen, compressed natural gas, biodiesel and 
ethanol for garden-variety fuels at the local pumps. The 
university's efforts on biodiesel and collaboration with 
the City of Harrisonburg's transit authority received 
acknowledgement from President George W. Bush in 
the summer of 2005. Fuel cells and electric and hybrid 
vehicles were among the many projects worked on by 
students in the alternative fuels concentration. 

Each year, ISAT faculty brought in over $2 mil- 
lion of grant and contract-supported research funds. 
These funds directly contributed to the growth of 
ISAT programs and allowed members of the ISAT 
family to work toward the goal of a greener univer- 
sity and society. By conducting integrated research 
and continuing the promotion of the implementation 
of more sustainable practices, ISAT hoped to foster 
a collective culture of natural resource awareness for 
future generations, [by Sunny Hon] 







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for thought 

After years of having their meals prepared for 
them by their parents, many college students found 
it difficult to learn to cook on their own. While some 
students relied on delivery services or convenient micro- 
wavable options, others took an active step in learning 
culinary techniques. These skills could be learned in 
NUTR 140, Contemporary Foods. 

The class, which was open to all majors, focused on 
proper methods for food selection, purchasing, plan- 
ning, preparation and service. Students learned from 
a combination of lectures and hands-on cooking labs. 
Starting with the basic concepts, they learned how 
to measure different solid and liquid ingredients and 
about the consequences of improper food preparation. 

"I think it would be beneficial for students of oth- 
er majors to take this class because believe it or not, a 
ton of people do not have basic common sense about 
things like measuring and therefore will not be able 
to cook for themselves when thev are on their own 
without their parents to cook for them," said freshman 
Selena Hilton-Aragon, a dietetics major. 

The class was composed of lectures as well as lab 
sessions that allowed students to apply the concepts 
learned in the classroom. Labs took place in the 
kitchen, where students worked in pairs to prepare dif- 
ferent dishes incorporating a specific ingredient each 
session. At the end of a lab, each pair was required 
to taste all the dishes their classmates had prepared. 
They then rated different aspects of each dish using a 

one-to-five rating scale. Lab tests consisted of questions 
based on the particular ingredients. 

"Lab is the best part because you really learn about 
the quality of certain foods," said senior Kendra Fink. 
"It's like a cooking class in high school but more fun 
and in-depth. I like being able to cook and try out 
things Lve never tried before." 

While the class offered a basic overview of food 
groups and preparation and supplied students with 
recipes and ideas for new cooking styles, many stu- 
dents found it conducive to various food-related career 
endeavors. Junior dietetics major Christina Koschak 
was eager to appl) the skills she learned in the class 
to a futine career with the government organization 
Women, Infants and Children. She learned simple 
ways to spice up recipes by adding certain ingredients 
to make them more appealing for the people she would 
be helping. "I'll be able to teach them how to prepare 
simple meals, " she said. 

For dietetics majors, the class was a prerequisite for 
higher-level courses. Many students in other majors, 
however, viewed the class as an opportimity to branch 
out of their usual class schedules. The idea of having 
a chance to cook and eat in the classroom appealed to 
many students and afforded them the opportunity to 
gain experience in a new realm. Acquiring culinary 
competence helped them banish the stereotype of col- 
lege students living solely off ramen noodles and pizza, 
[bv Joanna Brenner & Stephanie Hardman] 

Measuring vegetable oil 

for a recipe, sophomore 

Lauren Walston and senior 

Jeremy Tipton participate in 

the lab component of NUTR 

140. The class consisted of 

a lecture, as well as a lab 

that allowed students to 

apply their knowledge in the 

kitchen. Photo by Kettle Nowlin 

12001 Classes 


Natalie Ewell, Dietetics; Richmond, V'a. 
Laura Favin, Psycholog)'; Rockville, Md. 
Eric Ferrara, Computer Science; Vienna, Va. 
Emilv Fletcher, Health Sciences; Amelia Island, Fla. 

Georgette Flood, Psychology; Fairfax, Va. 
Elizabeth Flook, Nursing; Virginia Beach, Va. 
Morgan Flynn, Health Sciences; Knoxville, Md. 
Melissa Francisco, Nursing; Stafford, Va. 

Robert Gallerani, ISAT; Simsbury, Conn. 
Jessica Galliani, Psychology; Stafford, Va. 
Chelsea Garfield, Kinesiology; Fredericksburg, Va. 
Patrick Gay, Kinesiology; Warrenton, Va. 

Ryan Geary, ISAT; Virginia Beach, Va. 
Christopher Gennaro, ISAT; Danbury, Conn. 
Tiara Gentry, CSD; Hampton, Va. 
Bryan Ghee, Athletic Training; Cheltenham, Pa. 

Jessica Gidwani, Health Sciences; Manassas, Va. 
Philip Giordano, Kinesiology; Sewell, N.J. 
Renee Goldsmith, Health Sciences; Southold, N.Y. 
Alex Goryuk, Computer Science; Mt. Crawford, Va. 

Millie Graham, Nursing; Salisbury, N.C. 
Kristen Grathwol, Nursing; Bridgewater, Va. 
Stevie Gray, Kinesiology; King George, Va. 
Lauren Grindle, Psychology; Sterling, Va. 

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Chesney Grizzard, Psycholog)'; Ashland. Va. 

Alyssa Gurney, CSD: Manassas, Va. 

Megan Gustafson. Health Sciences; Swanzey, N.H. 

Lindsay Haag. Nursing; Arlington, Va. 

Ashleigh Hail, Social Work; Fairfax. Va. 

Megan Harmon, Psychology; Denton, Md. 

Rhiannon Hart. Health Sciences; Virginia Beach, Va. 

Lora Harvell, Nmsing; Richmond. Va. 

Krista Hedderich, ISAT; Harrisonburg, Va. 

Laura Higgins. Health Sciences; Covington. Va. 

Lindsey Hiteshew, ISAT; Gary. N.G. 

Claire Hoffman. Nursing: Springfield, Va. 

Jessica Horning, Social Work: Ashburn. Va. 

J. Alex Horsley, ISAT; Yorktown, Va. 

Jessica Hussey, Kinesiology; Canada 

Brian Hutchison, Geographic Science; Oak Ridge, N.J. 

Angela Ishee, Dietetics; Charlottesville, Va. 

Justin Jenkins, ISAT; Huddleston, Va. 

Jacob Jobe, Kinesiology; Appomattox, Va. 

David Kaufmann, Psychology: Yorktown, \'a. 

Julie Keeler, Social Work; Newport News, Va. 
Megan Kelley, Nursing; Manassas, Va. 

Mariana Kershteyn. Health Sciences; Burke, Va. 


Tsegereda Kifle, Health Sciences; Arlington, Va. 

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Although an increasing number of classes were 
requiring the use of student response pads, or clickers, 
many sfudents were unfamiliar with the way the technol- 
ogy worked. Clickers were electronic response pads that 
emitted radio signals that were picked up b)' a receiver 
connected to the USB port of an instructor's computer. 

In classrooms equipped with einstruction's Class- 
room Performance System (CPS). instructors could 
integrate multiple-choice questions into their lectures, 
and students pressed a button on their hand-held re- 
mote control devices to submit their answers. A display 
of the class' answer distribution was created after students 
had submitted their responses, and the students and 
instructor could then discuss the results. Students" 
answers remained anonymous and could onh' be identi- 
fied by individual registration numbers. 

While the CPS technology had been around for 
some time, it had only caught the attention of Ameri- 
can educators in the last few years. The technology 
was used for the first time at the university during the 
fall semester of 2005. 

The university's Center for Instructional Technol- 
ogy (CIT), Media Resources and members from Li- 
braries and Educational Technologies worked together 
to provide support for instructors who were interested 
in using CPS. Media Resources set up the hardware 
in classrooms while CIT trained instructors to use 
the software. "There is a decent sized learning curve 
in terms of learning the software, but after teachers 
decide on how they want to incorporate it into their 
class, it's easy to use every day," said Andrea Adams, 
an administrator of CIT. 

Students in Dr. Thomas Benzing's emaronmental issues 
class did not have much difficulty adjusting to the tech- 
nology. His students used the clickers to record atten- 

dance and to respond to checkpoint questions. Benzing 
also gave the option of using the clickers to answer the 
multiple-choice sections of his last two exams. "Mul- 
tiple-choice questions for exams done through clickers 
are faster than Scantron," said Benzing. "I can give the 
students their grades as they walk out of the room, but 
only a portion of my exams are multiple choice, the 
other part is essay, which is done traditionally." 

Benzing used CPS for several reasons, but pri- 
marily to gauge students' understanding through the 
instantaneous nature of the software. "In the past, I 
assumed that if a couple people answered correctly, 
they were representative of the class," said Benzing. 
"Now I can ask the whole class and get the whole class 
to respond." 

According to a survey conducted by the CIT in the 
fall semester, most of the professors who used clickers 
had large class sizes. "Using the clickers was a more 
interactive way to see how everyone was doing with the 
material," said junior Jenna Cook. "It made everyone 
involved, rather than just having one person raise their 
hand. Since our answers were anonymous, I think it 
helped people feel more comfortable about answering a 
question because they had the ability to get the question 
wrong without the class knowing it." 

Others felt there were some drawbacks. "The 
only thing I disliked about using the clickers was that 
I often forgot to bring it to class with me," said junior 
Stephanie Hardman. "On days when I forgot it, I felt 
like I was missing out on part of the class." 

As of the fall semester, CIT noted that 14 instruc- 
tors used clickers in their classrooms. "The people who 
are using it now are instructors that like instructional 
technology, and like incorporating new strategies into 
the classroom," said Adams. "I think as the success 
of this technology is proven through each class, it 
will catch on with other instructors." [by Jean Han] 

Submitting her response, 
a student uses a clicker to 
participate in GEOL 1 10. 
Graphs recording student 
responses were displayed on 
the projector after students 
submitted their answers. 
Photo by Revee TenHuisen 




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for improvement 

There was much more involved in taking care of 
a baseball stadium than one typically thought, and the 
students of KIN 436, Facilities Planning and Manage- 
ment in Sport and Recreation, had the chance to expe- 
rience first-hand how much planning and management 
was required to successfully run a facilit\. Instead of 
reading a textbook, the students put on hard hats and 
got to work. 

After Brad Babcock completed two memorable jobs 
at the university as a baseball coach and working for the 
Athletics Administration, he decided to give teaching a 
shot and started a new course, facilities management, as 
part of the sports management jjrogram. 

"When I woiked for Athletics Administration, 
my biggest responsibility was facility planning, mak- 
ing schedules of who used the facility at what time and 
maintaining it," said Babcock. The objective of the class 
was to gain valuable knowledge on how facilities were 
managed and how they were built. The class focused 
on structures and facilities around the campus and 
throughout the Harrisonburg community. 

"We learned how to manage a facility from differ- 
ent aspects, including day-to-day, safety and function- 
ality," said jimior Brandon Lapetina. "We also focused 
on the Americans with Disabilities Act and how that 
affects buildings and facilities being built." The class 
also learned about risk management and what to do in 
case of an emergencv dining an athletic event, accord- 
ing to junior J. C. Cartwright. 

"Though I don't foresee mvself reallv tr\ing to 
pursue a career in the field of facilities management, 
it's good to be familiar with it. especially if vour major 
is sports management," said junior Jamie Rogers. 

Babcock 's students knew they were being taught 
from experiences from Babcock 's own career. "Mr. 

Babcock is a very knowledgeable person. He has been 
a coach, athletic director and an events manager for 
JMU in the past," said Cartwright. "There is no text- 
book for the class because he feels that what he teaches 
us is all we have to know. I believe that it is a good way 
to teach because his students will have a first-hand 
experience of his knowledge." 

The class took various field trips and learned 
more than any book could teach. Different sites visited 
were Gold's Gym, Harrisonbvirg High School, Har- 
risonburg Parks and Recreation and Memorial Hall's 
new Softball and baseball fields. 

"Ever\thing is taken into consideration, from the 
appropriate lighting to how many seats there should 
be in the stadium and what kind of grass should be 
grown," said senior Allyn Trueblood. 

"Even though I took the class because it was lequired 
for sports management, it was really interesting," said 
Lapetina. "I'm not sure what I want to do as a job, but it's 
nice to be able to see what has and has not ^vorked in simi- 
lar situations. It gives me a heads up on how I might run a 
stadium or recreation center in the future." 

One of the most memorable site visits was a trip 
to the Robert and Frances Flecker Athletic Perfor- 
mance Center while it was under constiiiction. The 
lead architect guided students, discussed the design 
of the building and showed them the different stages 
of development. "We wore hard hats and really got 
some hands-on experience," said Babcock. 

"Hands-on" was the best wav to describe the class. 
"I'm tr)ing to give back to students in a creative way," 
explained Babcock. "It is important to see things first- 
hand. It is easy to read it in a book, but the students 
will be so far ahead of the game if they do plan to 
have a career in this." [by Katie FitzGerald] 

Using real examples. 
Brad Babcock instructs 
students in his class on legal 
issues relating to facilities 
management KIN 436 gave 
students an opportunity to 
gain hands-on experience 
regarding the necessary 
planning and management 
of sports facilities. Photo by 
Revee TenHuisen 

12041 Classes 


Kari Kilgore, Kinesiology; Sterling, Va. 
Elizabeth Kimball, Geographic Science; Baltiii, 
Kathr)n Klein, CSD; Ponte Vedra Bch., Fla. 
Benjamin Knear. Computer Science; Afton, Va. 

Sarah Kulp, Health Sciences; Moorestown, NJ. 
Marcela Kwon, Health Sciences; Fairfax, Va. 
Jeff Laarz, Health Sciences; Poquoson, Va. 
Rachel Lachance, Psychology; Baltimore, Md. 

Jamee Lawson, Health Sciences; Vinton, Va. 
Monica Lazur, Kinesiology; Mechanicsburg, Va. 
.\dam Lee, Computer Science; Ijamsville, Md. 
Jerrine Lee, Kinesiology; Cumberland, Va. 

Matthew Lesser, Kinesiology; Hampton, Va. 
Adam Lowe, Psychology; Burke, Va. 
Gregory Lowe, HSA; Huntington, N.Y. 
Kristen Lundsten, Psychology; Dover, N.J. 

Andrew Luther, Psychology; South Kingstown, R.L 
Joanna Lynch, Psychology; Annandale, Va. 
Bernadette Macdonald, CSD; Falls Church, Va. 
Kristen Maher, Nursing; Brookhaven, Pa. 

Kara Makara, Psychology; Arlington, Va. 
Adam Mathews, Computer Science; St. Paul, Va. 
Thalahne Mayer, Health Sciences; Richmond, Va. 
Benjamin McAndrews, Athletic Ti-aining; Virginia Beach, Va. 

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Kristen McAneny, Psycholog)'; Westampton, N.J. 

Colleen McConnell, CSD: Logan Township, N.|. 

Lindsay McCormick, CSD; Victoria, Va. 

Lori McVay, Health Sciences; Keeling, Va. 

Karol Mendoza, Psychology; Danbury, Conn. 

Sofanit Mesfin, HSA; Harrisonburg, Va. 

Eileen Meyer, Nursing; Olney, Md. 

Kelsey Michl, Health Sciences; Dorset, \'t. 

Heather Miron. Social Work; Roanoke, Va. 

Dayid Mock, Kinesiology; Woodbridge, Va. 

Brianne Murphy, Ps)'chology; Silver Spring, Md. 

Laura Mustian, Nursing; Richmond, \a. 

Ashley Nesselrodt, Nursing: Winchester, Va. 

Joanne Niere, Health Sciences; Surprise, Ariz. 

Rebecca Norton, CSD: Cummaquld, Maine 

Kimberly O'Connor, Health Sciences; Centreville, Va. 

Patrick Olin, ISAT; Manassas, Va. 

Anne O'Neil, Health Sciences: Frederick, Md. 

Lawrence Osborn, Psychology'; Springfield, \'a. 

Rachel Palenski, Nursing: McLean, Va. 

Stefanie Parker, Kinesiology; King William, Va. 

Elena Patarinski, Psychology: Waynesboro, Va. 

Michael Pawlo, ISAT; Long Valley, N.J. 

Tiffany Payne, Social Work; Warrenton, Va. 

12061 Classes 


tke sidelines 

Although the university was on the brink of its ap- 
plication of Title IX adjustments that would terminate 
a number of varsity sports teams, the sports programs 
continued to draw large and diverse crowds of athletic 
fans along with local and national media. The varsity 
teams and the public had a reciprocal relationship. 
The teams wanted publicity and people to fill the 
venues during games, while the public hoped to be a 
part of a sporting world in which the media attracted 
sports fanatics to tune in to games. The university's 
Sports Media Relations served as the liaison between 
the varsity teams and the public. 

The office of Sports Media Relations was staffed 
by a number of sports fans, including four public 
relations professionals with over 75 combined years of 
experience in college athletics, a publications coordina- 
tor/graphic designer and a sports photographer. More 
than 100 promotional materials, including media 
guides, game programs, schedule cards, schedule post- 
ers and ticket brochures, were produced each year. 
The photography department also provided the news 
media with easy access to images of the university's 
athletic competitions. 

Headed by Director Gary Michael, the Sports 
Media Relations staff also maintained the athletic 
program's Web site. The office was responsible for 
publicizing the accomplishments of teams, athletes and 
coaches, the preparation and distribution of stories 
on the university athletic competitions to the news 
media, staffing home events and updating and main- 
taining statistics, records and historical data. Staff also 
prepared printed media guides, nominated athletes 
for honors, maintained a telephone hotline for fans. 

provided results of university athletic competitions 
and managed the JMU Sports Broadcasting Network. 

The immense amount of responsibilities could 
not be fulfilled without outside help. Sports Media 
Relations employed a number of students to help with 
its operations. The student employees' duties included 
not only secretarial work but also the controlling of 
the scoreboard of the football stadium, including the 
JumboTron and its video display. 

The students working for Sports Media Relations 
were diverse in their academic concentrations, ranging 
from kinesiology to media arts and design to commu- 
nication studies. Nonetheless, they were all sports fans 
in one way or another. By working for Sports Media 
Relations, students were able to gain valuable experi- 
ence in public relations and working with the media, 
and ultimately helped bring the spotlight onto the 
varsity teams of the university. 

Sports Media Relations played an important role 
in the success of the university's athletic programs. 
Through its operations, the office was able to serve as 
a liaison between the public and the university's teams. 
While the office functioned like a well-oiled machine, 
its operation would not have run as smoothly without 
the devoted people working toward the common goal 
of promoting the university's sports programs, [by 
Sunny Hon] 

Watching through the 
video LCD screen, senior 
Stephen Lackey follows the 
action of the athletes. Sports 
Media Relations hired a num- 
ber of university students 
to help videotape and edit 
sporting events for coaches, 
players and publicity. Photo 
courtesy ofSlephen Lackey 






Seniors 12071 



for peace 

On Sept. 13. students crowded into a packed 
lecture hall to hear Salameh Xematt, the \Vashhigton 
Bureau Chief of Al-Hayat International Arab Daily, 
a London-based Arabic language newspaper, speak 
about the future of relations between the United 
States and the Muslim world. The lecture, entitled, 
"The World is Not Fiat: A Clash of Civilizations or a 
New World Order?" was part of the Tolstoy Lecture 
Series sponsored by the university's Maiiatma Gandhi 
Center for Global Nonviolence. 

Dr. Sushil Mittal, Hinduism professor and founder 
of the Gandhi Center, spoke about the event. "The 
Mahatma Gandhi Center for Global Nonviolence 
enhances di\ersitv in thought and international educa- 
tion bv increasing the capacity of people to think on 
an inter-cultural and inter-civilizational basis," he said. 
"International education builds respect and ties 
between nations, advances learning and scholarship 
and is a powerful force in replacing myths and misin- 
formation with knowledge and understanding. The 
level of our students' global skills and understanding 
will, in large measure, determine our ability to man- 
age international conflict, promote peace and exercise 
leadership in the 2 1st century." 

One focus of Nematt's talk was to bring a ne\\ 
perspective to the events of Sept. 11, 2001. He noted 
the effects of colonization, saving it left the people of 
the Middle East and North Africa feeling bitter and 
disillusioned. They felt that their regimes served the 
West, rather than their own people. He also explained 
the desperate situation in which many Middle-Eastern 
people found themselves li\'ing, situations that left 
people facing extreme!)' high levels of unemployment, 
illiteracy and poverty. 

"I think Mr. Nematt gave the most informative 
and reality-based perspective on the war on terrorism 
that I have ever come across," said sophomore Chris 
Gray. "He strayed from the rhetoric that is being 
thrown around so easily these days about Islamic Fas- 
cism or American Imperialism and focused on what 
I too believe to be the root cause of Middle Eastern 
terrorism: poverty and oppression. I think this kind 
of presentation is extraordinarily important to a col- 
lege campus. Not only is it the job of a good student 
to question and engage the world we live in, it is also 
important for American citizens to rethink what we 
call 'the war on terror.'" 

Senior Heather Luciano agreed, saying, "I found 
him to be really insightful because he had such a uni- 
versal perspective on events in the Middle East that was 
refreshing. We usually look at the Middle East from a 
Western point of view and Salameh Nematt broadened 
that perspective by simply letting us view Lebanon and 
Jordan through his own personal experience." 

Nematt pointed out that imder no circumstances 
was he trying to justify terrorism, but simply trying 
to explain it. He said that 90 percent of Al Qaeda's 
terrorist victims were Muslim and that terrorism today 
"is plaguing Muslims first." He emphasized that the 
conflict was not a clash between Muslim and Christian 
ci\ ilizations, but if terrorism continued to be dealt 
with as a religious threat, that is what it would become. 
Nematt also stressed that violent action produced 
violent reactions and suggested that the United States 
should lead the process of building a global strategy to 
bring peace to the region. 

Overall, the event was an enlightening experience 
for all who attended. As Mittal said, "International 
scholars like Salameh Nematt bring unique perspectives 
to their work. They assist us, and more importantly our 
students, to become conscious of our presuppositions... 
They offer a second lens through which all could look, 
a second language in which all could speak. They invite 
us to think about our own values, beliefs and practices 
and about those of people who authentically hold ones 
that are different from ours. This is the best way to pre- 
pare oin- students to find their way through the actual 
world." [by Kati Kittsj 

Presenting as part of 
the Tolstoy Lecture Series 
in Global Nonviolence, 
Salameh Nematt discusses 
relationships between the 
United States and the Mus- 
lim world- The lecture was 
free and open to the public 
Photo by Sarah T/jomos 

1 208 I Classes 

[peace ._ 

Erin Peacock, Psychology; Culpeper, Va. 

Susan Peck, Psychology; Staunton, Va. 

Katel)n Pennisi. Health Sciences; Leonardtown, Md. 

Da\id Perry, ISAT; Middletown, Va. 

Jov Petway, Social Work; Hampton, Va. 
Alex Porteous, Geographic Science; Oakton, Va. 
Stacey Powdrell, Kinesiolog)'; Pittsburgh, Pa. 
Kevin Ray, ISAT; Courtland, Va. 

Amanda Reedy, Psychology; Harrisonburg, Va. 
Karen Reinhard, CSD; Abingdon, Va. 
Gregory Rice, Biotechnology; Roanoke, Va. 
Jennifer Richards, Psycholog)-; Purcellville, Va. 

Jody Roberts, CSD; Pilesgrove, N.J. 

Kurt Rohrbacher. Computer Science; Catonsville, Md. 

Shannon Romer, Nursing; Vienna, Va. 

Brandon Rothschild, CSD; Chesapejike, Va. 

Meryl Rubin, Health Sciences; Metuchen, N.J. 
Erica Ruley, Psychology; Lexington, Va. 
Andrew Rutherford, Kinesiology; Harrisburg, Pa. 
Rebecca Scherer, Psycholog)'; Herndon, Va. 

Jennifer Schranz, Social Work; Wilmington, Del. 
Carolyn Schubert, Kinesiology; Charlottesville, Va. 
Jessica Schudda, Psychology; Virginia Beach, Va. 
Bridget Schultz, Psychology; Ridgewood, N.J. 

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Allison Schutz, Geographic Science; Centreville, \'a. 

Rachel Scott, Nursing; Charlottesville, \'a. 

Mark Shuey, Health Sciences; Fincastle, Va. 

Jennifer Sievers, Psychology; Bethesda, Md. 

Samantha Simmons, Psychology; Staunton, Va. 

Brian Singer, Computer Science; Charlotte, N.C. 

Elizabeth Siron, Nursing; Orange, Va. 

Sarah Steinbach, Kinesiology; Doylestown, Pa. 

Kathryn Stockton, Nursing; Midlothian, Va. 

Meghan Stockton, CSD; Louisa, Va. 

Brigid Strain, Kinesiology; Mount Vernon. Va. 

Kristin Styles, Nursing; Montgomery, N.|. 

Hannah Swan, Social Work; Lovingston, Va. 

Lisa Taff, Kinesiolog)'; West Chester, Ohio 

Anna Taggart, Psychology; Charlottesville, Va. 

Melissa Thomas, Health Sciences; Reston, Va. 

Brianna Tokar, ISAT; Miller Place, N.Y. 

Jonathan Tonilin, CSD; Virginia Beach, Va. 

Kimberly Weishaar, Health Sciences; Yorktown, Va. 

Meredith Wessels, Psychology; Aurora, Ohio 

Kevin Winston, Kinesiology; Beltsville, Md. 

Ashley Young, ISAT; Mechanicsville, Va. 

Chelsea Young, Social Work; Defiance, Ohio 

1210 I Classes 

first daughter 

Growing up was already a difficult task; imagine 
growing up the daughter of a senator. Freshman 
Tyler Allen's father, George Allen, was a former Re- 
publican senator and governor of the Commonwealth 
of Virginia. Not many students could say that about 
their fathers. 

Allen was born into the world of politics. Her fa- 
ther had been in politics since she was a baby growing 
up in Charlottesville, Va., when he was a member of 
the House of Delegates. After her father was elected 
governor when she was 5 years old, she moved into the 
governor's mansion in Richmond, Va. "That was a 
lot of fun. I hated how the secret service would drive 
me to school every day, though. I wanted to ride the bus 
like everyone else!" Allen said. 

Allen made sure the special treatment and atten- 
tion did not get to her head. "People always ask me if 
living in the governor's mansion was like the most ex- 
travagant life in the world, but I was so young, I didn't 
become snobby with all the maids, cook and fancy 
parties. I was oblivious to the whole thing," she said. 

Her life as the senator's daughter seemed to come 
straight from movies and television, as she lived in 
a world where fundraisers, speeches and important 
get-togethers were regular day-to-day activities. While 
her father did most of the talking, Allen made sure to 
always stand by her dad with a smile on her face. 

It was not always a fairytale, however, for the rising 
sophomore. When Allen's father ran against Chuck 
Robb for a seat in the Senate, the family moved to Al- 
exandria, Va., less than a month before Sept. 11, 2001. 
One of the Aliens' new neighbors was in the plane that 
crashed into the Pentagon. "What a tragic way to meet 
the neighborhood: at a candlelight vigil in the cul-de- 
sac," Allen said. Her family also endured heartache 
with her father's last campaign for re-election in 2006. 
"People were attacking us without proof of their stories, 
people who didn't even know us," said Allen. "All of 
these attacks forced our family to become closer than 

ever before." 

Allen and her father may have shared their drive 
and determination, but as far as career preference 
went, the two were on separate paths. Journalism, 
rather than politics, was Allen's calling. "I don't think 
I would ever be a politician because then I'd probably 
have to live in Northern [Virginia]. People there can 
be so rude; protestors came to our house!" Allen said. 

Her mind was set on studying print journalism as 
a media arts and design major. Allen's goals were clear. 
"My dream is to write for a music magazine, like Alter- 
native Press," she said. She also had plans to write her 
own autobiography in which she could fully express her 
thoughts and experiences throughout her life. 

The university seemed to be a great fit for Allen. 
She fell in love with the atmosphere of the campus. "All 
the people are really nice, I had known a lot of people 
who had come here and they all loved it," she said. 

Having her best friend, freshman Meg Gerloff, 
here with her at the university helped her a lot. "She 
is one of the craziest people I know!" Gerloff said of 
Allen. "[But] that's not what I love about her. It's rare 
to ever see her not smiling." The longtime friend was 
with Allen throughout the entire campaign season. 
"She was there for me and she would get so mad at the 
papers with me because she knew my dad was really a 
nice guy," said Allen. 

For most people, freshman year was always a 
major adjustment and could be very difficult to get 
through. For Allen, her freshman year was an amaz- 
ing experience. "I've learned a lot about myself and 
others," she said. 

Allen's friends and family had high expectations 
for her future. "With a great education and experienc- 
es in the beautiful, historic and wholesome Shenando- 
ah Valley at JMU, I expect and hope that Tyler will be 
guided by solid principles and lead a successful, happy, 
healthy life with loyal friends," her father, George Al- 
len, said, [by Brianne Beers] 

Demonstrating her sup- 
port for her father, freshman 
Tyler Allen stands with her 
family as her father gives a 
speech as part of his cam- 
paign tour. During election 
time Allen often made public 
appearances with her family. 
Photo courtesy of Tyler Allen 



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With an emphasis on research, the College of Sci- 
ence & Mathematics (CSM) was dedicated to preparing 
its students for careers in industry, education, medicine 
and government. Whether interested in financial math, 
geology or zoology, students were provided with several 
useful resources to enhance their knowledge. 

The department of geology and environmental sci- 
ence brought about a significant change in its curricu- 
lum by introducing a new Bachelor of Arts degree in 
an earth science program. The program would provide 
students with the certification necessary to teach earth 
science in a classroom setting. 

According to the No Child Left Behind Act, 
high school teachers were required to have at least a 
bachelor's degree in the subject they taught. Before the 
installation of this program, there were not any degrees 
offered in earth science in the state of Virginia. Those 
interested in teaching the course were typically geology 
majors, which did not always secure all the requirements 
necessary to teach earth science. By taking advantage of 
the program, prospective earth science teachers would 
not have to return to school to complete 1 8 more credit 
hours, which had been the previous requirement. 

As well as new additions to the program, CSM also 
offered students several resources to further their scien- 
tific education. One of these resources was an observa- 
tory located in a campground in Stokesville, Va. The 
campground was home to a 14-inch telescope under a 
16-foot dome and provided astronomy students with the 
chance for dark-sky observation. 

With the development of new programs and a 
chance for hands-on experience, the sky was the limit 
for CSM students. More significant changes were 
expected for the future, [by Joanna Brenner] 


• Biology 

• Chemistry 

• Geology and Environmental Studies 

• Mathematics and Statistics 

• Physics 


• Provide foundational understanding of 
science and mathematics for the educated 

• Provide an exemplary program in 
mathematics and science for prospective 

• Provide the educational basis and techni- 
cal skills to prepare science and mathemat- 
ics students lor the workforce. 

• Provide the theoretical and practical 
foundations for success in professional and 
graduate programs. 

Most Popular Majors 

1. Biology- BS 

2. Chemistry - BS 

3. Mathematics - BS 

Information compiled from http://jmu.edii/cata- 
log/06/in d ex. htm I. 

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C'hristina Adams, Biology; Fredericksbui l-. 
Sandra Aja, Biology; Easton, Md. 
Kristen Angster, Biology; Richmond, Va. 
Nabil Bishara, Biology; Great Falls, Va. 

Andrew Cardoni, Biology; Baltimore, Md. 

Kathleen Carroll, Biology; Union, N.J. 

Justin Crawford, Physics; York, Pa. 

Taryn Cummens, Chemistry; Vineyard Haven, Mass. 

Peter Day, Biology; Reston, Va. 
Kathleen Fry, Biology; Ellicott City, Md. 
Kristen Grathwol, Biology; Bridgewater, Va. 
Christopher Halnon, Biology; Culpeper, Va. 

Katherine Inge, Biology; Vinton, Va. 
Elizabeth Kelly, Biology; Virginia Beach, Va. 
Kyle Kretschmer, Biology; Sparta, N.J. 
Joshua Krueger, Biology; Bristow, Va. 

Mark LeMunyon, Physics; Oak Hill, Va. 
Bonnie Ludka, Physics; Crofton, Md. 
Gordon McGuire, Biology; Linden, Va. 
Brian Monck, Biology; Randolph, N.J. 

Christopher Myers, Geology; Pittsgrove, N.J. 
Timothy Pote, Physics; Stafford, Va. 
Myles Robinson, Biology; Fairfax, Va. 
Sheinei Saleem, Biology; Kurdistan 

Seniors 12151 

[ i>av'ia - Williams] 

Kelli Savia, Biology; Hayniarket, V'a. 

Kelly Sharbel, Mathematics; Alexandria, V'a. 

Owen Shufeldt, Geology'; Woodstock, N.Y. 

Anita Singh, Biology; Ashburn, Va. 

Beattie Stmgill, Biology; Marion, Va. 

Karina Tarn, Biology; Hong Kong 

Rebecca Taylor, Biology; Andover, N.J. 

Emily Treadaway, Biology; New City, N.Y. 

Danielle Vacca, Mathematics; Lorton, Va. 
Abby Williams, Biology; Germantown, Md. 

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\yy service 

Gonave Island, located 20 miles west of the main- 
land of Haiti, was one of the poorest areas in the 
world. In Pointe-a-Raquette, only 2 percent of inhabit- 
ants had formal employment in 2006. Charcoal 
production led to a state of deforestation on the island. 
Medical supplies and health care were inadequate 
to meet the demands of the population. This was why 
the International Partnership for La Gonave (IPLG) 
was created in 2005. 

University professors Dr. Tom Syre, Dr. Tammy 
Wagner and Dr. Mary Tacy traveled to Gonave in 2003 
to set up the partnership and establish their headquar- 
ters in Pointe-a-Raquette. The IPLG was created to 
aid Gonave, Haiti, in improving its infrastructure and 
quality of life for its citizens. 

Members of IPLG ranged from church groups to 
private individuals, as well as members of the univer- 
sity faculty and student body. The requirement for 
membership was only to be "...interested in working to 
better conditions on the island," said Tacy, director of 
the IPLG. Tacy had been the director of the organiza- 
tion since its inception in 2005 and observed the 
effects of the IPLG in helping transform Gonave. 

Projects performed by the partnership and its 
affiliates varied from telecommunications and data 
collection to improving the water supply and nutrition 
and health care fields. The projects were funded by 
various sources, including the university's Office of 
International Programs, IPLG members and private 
contributions from outside individuals and organiza- 
tions. Recent projects included mapping out an 
economic plan for the island based on the United Na- 
tions" Millennium Development Goals and the recent 
completion of construction on a house that would 
serve as the model for sustainable housing on the 
island. The house included electricity through solar 

energy, natural vegetation that could be used for cool- 
ing and gutters on the roof that collected rainwater 
for drinking, bathing and other uses. 

One of the most important projects underway, said 
Tacy, was grant writing. "We have been operating on 
small, private donations from here and there. In order 
to make some of the bigger projects we have planned 
actually happen, we need funding," she said. The orga- 
nization was in the process of applying for non-profit 
status, which would allow the IPLG to accept donations 
as well as apply for grants. 

To date, the island's woes had not disappeared, 
but optimism ran high. "The most rewarding part of 
my involvement in the project on La Gonave is to go 
back now and see the fruits of our, the 'partners', ef- 
forts," said Tacy. Such efforts led to the establishment 
of an elementary school on the island, which taught 
30 kindergarten and first grade students. The school 
expected to help the children on the island start their 
educations and paths to self-sustenance. 

The main goal of the partnership was to help the 
inhabitants of Gonave sustain the island themselves 
through economic planning and infrastructure. "When 
I ask the people of La Gonave what they need, the 
number one answer to my question is 'jobs,'" said Tacy. 
"If the people have jobs, they can feed their families, 
obtain health care and send their children to school. 
They do not need to beg or to accept handouts." 

Through the IPLG's efforts, Gonave began a steady 
transformation toward development. In the few years 
since the organization's inception, tangible results were 
seen on the island. With studies being performed that 
would tell how to fight the environmental degradation 
plaguing the island and the possibilities of wind power 
as a source of energy, it was only a matter of time 
before real change took hold, [by Stephen Brown] 

Standing over solar panels, 
a worker installs the solar 
modules that power the 
water pump. Frank Viscomi, 
a university engineer, helped 
install the pump which pro- 
vided over 5,000 gallons of 
water on a daily basis. Photo 
courtesy of Mary Tacy. 









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Students of the College of Visual &■ Pertoiniing 
Arts (CVPA) were encouraged to explore human 
nature through the many facets of artistic expres- 
sion. Whether in the school of art and art history, the 
school of music or the school of theatre and dance, 
each student was pushed to "create, perform, inter- 
pret, research, teach and think critically about the 
arts," according to the college's Web site. 

With its recent split from the College of Arts 
& Letters, many students found the college to be 
more conducive to their specific needs. "I think, we 
branched off from the College of Arts & Letters in 
order to emphasize the arts conuiiunitx here at JMU 
and give it a stronger definition," said Dr. Roger 
Hall, theatre professor. 

A popular outlet for students of the college to 
broaden their artistic horizons was the Masterpiece 
Season, which provided everyone at the university with 
the opportunity to experience cultural events in art, 
art history, music, theatre and dance. The school 
of theatre and dance hosted the New Dance Festival 
in Duke Hall at the Latimer-Shaeffer Theatre Sept. 8- 
9. The show featured contemporary and modern dance 
performed b) university students and staff as well as 
visiting professional choreographers. 

The Masterpiece Season also featiued main stage 
plays performed in the Latimer-Shaeffer Theatre, in- 
cluding "The Laramie Project," the controversial story 
of the town's reaction to the murder of gay teenager 
Matthew Shepherd, from Nov. 7-11. 

"'The Laramie Project' was a really good choice 
for a main stage show this season because it has a re- 
ally meaningful message and people were able to get 
a new found perspective after seeing the show," said 
sophomore Lauren Misciosia, a theatre major. "The 
show also really represented how talented the people 
in the theatre program are because the)- had to play a 
multitude of different characters at the same time." 

CVPA also featured two art galleries in which stu- 
dents had the opportunity to view the works of others. 
The New Image Gallery, sponsored by the school of 
art and art history, highlighted modern photography 
displays while the Sawhill Gallery featured contem- 
porary regional and international works of art. [b\- 
Joanna Brenner] 



Art and Art History 

Theatre and Dance 


• To prepare students to be articulate, 
eltective and inspiring perlormers, educa- 
tors, creators, scholars and protessionals in 
the arts. 

• To attain recognition and leadership in 
the arts at the regional, national and global 

• To enhance, develop and sustain un- 
dergraduate and graduate programs ol 

• To support cultural, aesthetic and intel- 
lectual diversity, and to loster interdisci- 
plinarv exchange. 

• To oiler students instruction and learn- 
ing e.xperiences which incorporate the 
latest technology, research and practices. 

• To engage the surrounding community 
as an active partner in promoting and 
experiencing the arts. 

Most Popular Majors 

1. Studio Art- BFA 

2. Music - BM 

3. Theatre and Dance - BA 

Information compiled from 

1220! Classes 

[ad am J 

Catherine Adams, Art; Willianishui i;. ' 
Kmily Aikman. Art: Dunkirk. Md. 
Sarah Anderson, Music; Arlington, Va. 
Jessica Bavolack, Studio Art; Rockville, Va. 

[aymie Boudreau, Theatre and Dance; Pine City, N.Y. 
Megan Bove, Interior Design; Massapequa, N.Y. 
]amie Bowies, Art; King William, Va. 
Louise Bowling, Studio Art; Charlottesville, Va. 

Dorsey Brynn, Theatre and Dance; Ashburn, Va. 
Kris Cho, Studio Art; Winchester, Va. 
Kathleen Culligan, Theatre and Dance; McLean, Va. 
[onathan Cushwa, Music; Martinsburg, W.Va. 

Lauren Darrell, Music; Weyers Cave, Va. 
Meghan DeSanto, Studio Art; Virginia Beach, Va. 
Rebecca Edwards, Music; Chesapeake, Va. 
Andrea Foote, Art; Sandston, Va. 

Kathryn Gedney, Music; Clifton Park, N.Y. 
Anna Louise Gionfriddo, Art; Vienna, Va. 
Elizabeth Hochkeppel, Art; Salem, Va. 
Katherine Hutchins, Art; Culpeper, Va. 

Gloria Kim, Music Industry; Fairfax, Va. 
Neal Kowalsky, Theatre and Dance; Sparta, N.J. 
Drew LaGravenese, Music; Clinton, N.J. 
Kaitlin McPherson, Art; Centreville, Va. 

Seniors 1221 I 

[meador - young] 

Jessica Meador, Art: Richmond. \',i. 

Kathrvn Nett. Music; \brktown. V'a. 

David Oimstead. Music; Potomac Falls. \'a. 

Heather Ormond. .Art, Hanover, \\i. 

Timotin Paredes. Nhisic; Dumfries. Va. 

Elizabeth Piuitz. Graphic Design; Daleville. Wis. 

Frederick Schneider. Graphic Design: St. Michaels. Md. 

Kerry Schroppe. Interior Design; Virginia Beach. \'a. 

C;had Schwartz, Music; Fairfax, Va. 

Alec Sherman. Nhisic: Harrisonburg. \'a. 

Courtney She\chuk. Nhisic; Manlius. N.\'. 

Heather Smith, Music; \'irginia Beach, \'a. 

Travis Smith. Music: Colonial Heights. Va. 

Aaron Spring. Music; C'harlottesville. Va. 

Dana Stucke\. Interior Design; Chester. Va. 

Shelly Thiss, Theatre and Dance; Richmond, Va. 

Zachar\ \\'infre\'. Art; Newport News, Va. 
Dawn Vbung. Theatre and Dance: East Setauket. N.V. 

1 222 I Classes 

to an art 

On the outside, Duke Hall ma)' have seemed like 
just another building on the Quad, but once the doors 
were opened, one ^s•as exposed to a \vhole new artistic 
world. From sculpture to painting and weaving, the art 
department at the university offered a wide variety of 
classes appealing not only to art majors, but also to 
students in other areas of study. 

The art major at the university allowed students to 
specialize in five different areas of concentration: gen- 
eral fine arts, graphic design, interior design, indus- 
trial design and teacher licensure for pre-kindergarten 
through 12th grade education. Each concentration 
required students to take ART 140, Two-Dimensional 
Design, and ART 160, Drawing I. These core classes 
provided students with basic art concepts applicable to 
more intricate artistic endeavors. 

According to sophomore Erin Mahoney, in ART 
140 students learned to work with line and color. 
"We did a project where we had to sketch at least 100 
outlines of Mickey Mouse's head. Every time it over- 
lapped, we had to use a different color," said Mahoney. 
"The stuff you learn is stuff you can use in any aspect 
of art, concept and design.'" 

ART 160 taught students to draw effectively and 
use acquired techniques in other styles of drawing. 
The class focused on perspective, circles and boxes, as 
well as other detail work. 

"We did projects where we would take small things 
and enlarge them," said freshman Rebecca O'Bryon. 
"I liked the assignments. They were creative, but it 
was also a surprising amount of work." 

After completing these foundational classes, students 
then moved on to classes that focused on their specific 
area of study. The studio art department offered a vari- 
ety of courses from ceramics and computer animation to 
photography. According to the School of Art and Art 
History's Web site, the Bachelor of Fine Arts degree in 
studio arts was "intended for those students whose goal is 
the professional production of visual art." 

Students interested in pursuing careers in mov- 
ies, entertainment and gaming could focus on the 
computer animation concentration of studio arts. The 

Wiping off the excess ink. 

senior Kat Corrin cautiously 
perfects her wooden print. 
Art students spent many Sat- 
urdays and Sundays diligently 
working on projects due in 
the upcoming week. Photo by 
Revee TenHuisen 

university established this as the first computer anima- 
tion program in \'irginia. Pulling from their painting 
and drawing skills, students learned how to create and 
animate digital objects, textures, human facial expres- 
sions and movements. Using advanced software like 
MAYA and Lightwave, students also learned how to 
create 3-D effects found in video games and movies. 
In ART 349, Animation: 3-D Character Animation, 
students learned how to create cinematic 3-D effects 
such as fire and explosions. The class was part lecture, 
part studio work in which students followed the rules 
of physics to simulate forces in animation. 

Metal and jewelry was another class that allowed 
students to express their creative talents. Professors 
worked with students to help them develop their work 
and understand its relations to contemporary art. In 
ART 322, Metal and Jewelry, students learned tech- 
niques such as metal finishing and stone setting. 

The sculpture department was an avenue explored 
by art students with a more traditional interest in art. 
Rather than working with computers and advanced 
technology, students in sculpture classes made use of 
traditional materials, concepts and ideas when develop- 
ing their artwork. By learning both classic and contem- 
porary approaches to sculpting and having access to the 
needed studios and hardware, students expressed their 
individual ideas about art through sculpture. Outdoor 
sculpture pieces were on display in front of Duke Hall 
for university students and the community and provided 
examples of the sculpting art form. 

Students interested in art expressed themselves in 
many ways through the offerings found in the School 
of Art and Art History. By laying a solid foundation 
in basic art concepts, students were able to apply their 
skills to the creative areas of their choice, [b^- Kara 
Beebe, Joanna Brenner & Rachael Groseclose] 





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[226] Chorus Classes 
[229] Self-Defense Class 
[230] Eddie Cain Irvin 

[9 .'^7] Ramenga Osotsi 
[ ] Tom Arthur 
[237] ROTC 

[ ] Honors Program 

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the music 

For many people, singing was a casual past time, 
but for others it was a full-time passion. The choral 
program at the universit)' consisted of five cht)irs: the 
Madison Singers, Chorale, Treble Concert Choir and 
Women's and Men's Choruses. These groups were liv- 
ing testimt)nies of students who loved singing, whether 
they were music majors or not. Though the choirs were 
all considered classes, they involved a great deal of time 
and effort outside of the classroom. 

"I originally joined because I just enjoyed singing. 
I came for the music and sta\ed for the fun, inviting 
atmosphere," said sophomore Ke\in Irby, who partici- 
pated in the Men's Chorus foi* three semesters, but had 
no plans to make it a part of his career. 

The Men's and Women's Choruses practiced sepa- 
rately but often collaborated in concerts. "By splitting 
into Men's and Women's Choruses for rehearsal, we 
gain more time for sectionals and get access to a wider 
range of music for performance bv singing as separate 
choruses and then singing together as a larger one," 
said Irby. 

Different songs that the University Chorus sang this 
year ranged from pieces by Mozart to musicals. "Our 
dedication is not to a particular type [of music], but to 
the ([uality of performance," said Irby. "Therefore, 
as long as we're making music, and more im|3ortantly 
good music, we're happy." 

Under the direction of Patrick Walders, the direc- 
tor of choral activities. Chorale and the Madison Sing- 
ers had a blossoming year. According to Walders, the 
members of Chorale made a positive impression when 
they performed at the Virginia Music Educators State 
Conference in November. The Madison Singers took a 
trip to Europe in July where they performed with the 
Czech National Orchestra in Prague, Czech Repub- 

lic. They started a recording project in March that 
would be available at the imiversit) Bookstore, and 
be used as a fiuidraiser tor the choirs, enabling tliem 
to travel and record more frequently. "We've em- 
braced our roles as ambassadors of JMU, and for 
music aroimd the state and region," said Walders. 

Participation in Chorale and Madison Singers was 
not for the faint of heart. Chorale required an audi- 
tion that consisted of sight-reading, vocalization and a 
prepared piece. Madison Singers held a callback session 
during which the student sang with the ensemble. Be- 
ing a part of these groups required a great deal of time 
and discipline, but as many of the members testified, it 
was also a very rewarding experience. 

Junior Jessica Brown was in Chorale for four se- 
mesters and in Madison Singers for three semesters. 
"I chose to be in both ensembles because they are the 
finest auditioned ensembles on campus," said Brown. 
"We have sung some absolutely amazing and beautiful 
once in a lifetime pieces. Madison Singers is so reward- 
ing because we move at a very rapid rehearsal pace 
and there is so much individual accountability." 

Madison Singers sang many difficult pieces, one of 
which was a rhythmically challenging contemporary 
piece simg in Hebrew, entitled "Psalm 81." The group 
sang the piece at the Contemporary Music Festival 
in February. One of Brown's favorite songs simg by 
Chorale was "Cloudburst," an incredible and powerful 
song involving percussion that mimicked a rainstorm. 

In 2006, Chorale participated in several events, 
such as Choral Fest, the Pops Concert during Family 
Weekend and a Fall Concert, among others. Madison 
Singers did some opera choruses at the Blackfriar's 
Theatre in Staunton, Va. and performed at alumni 
luncheons and other events, such as Relay for Life. 

According to Brow n, the imiversity's clu)rus classes 
were incredibly rewarding. "Dr. Walders is the most 
talented choral director I have ever worked with. 
I learn something new each day I set foot in his class- 
room," said Brown. "He continues to challenge us and 
keeps us excelling. He cares about the program and 
proxides so many opportiuiities for it to grow." , ■ 

Reading from his 
songbooks.a member of the 
the Chorale class practice 
for their next performance. 
The class met on Tuesdays 
and Thursdays from 
2:00-3: 15 p.m. and also 
rehearsed outside of class. 
?hQlQ by Keihe Nowlin 

1 226 I Classes 


Kelsey Aciau; 
Min Chung J 
Marc Aiello, _ 
Emily Aitken, 
Victoria Akins, 2i.iO'-- 
Ashley Alexander, 2i)0' 

Kristina Alff, 2010 
Alexandra Allen. 2010 
Elizabeth Allen, 2009 
Meg Allin, 2010 
Alessandra Alvarez, 2008 
Samantha Amateis, 2010 

Elizabeth Anderson, 2010 
Kristin Andrews, 2008 
Danielle Armstrong, 2010 
Courtney Austin, 2010 
Candace Avalos, 2010 
Rebecca Ayers, 2009 

Alexander Bailey, 2009 
Megan Bailey, 2010 
Robert Bailey, 2010 
Grayson Ballard, 2010 
Pratik Banjade, 2010 
Amanda Banks, 2009 

Charneice Barnes, 2010 
Courtney Barnes, 2009 
Mark Bauman, 2008 
Alexandra Beck, 2010 
Brent Beissel, 2009 
Denise Beyer, 2010 

Brandon Birckhead, 2010 
Rachel Bishop, 2009 
April Black, 2010 
Timothy Blake, 2010 
Rebecca Boies, 2010 
Christine Bolon, 2009 

Tabitha Bost, 2008 
Landry Bosworth, 2009 
Brittany Boveri, 2010 
Amberly Bowling, 2008 
Nicole Bragg, 2010 
Peyton Brauer, 2010 

Rachel Bremer, 2010 
Lynn Brosmer, 2009 
Asia Brown, 2008 
Nicole Brown, 2010 
Lauren Brumfield, 2010 
Michelle Buddenhagen, 2009 

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Rebecca Biilko. 2010 

Josh Burnette, 2009 

Elaine Bussjaeger, 2010 

Alvson Buller. 2009 

Elizabeth Callis, 201(1 

Mark Caplinger, 2010 

Elizabeth Carpenter, 200S 

Jeanette Carter, 2010 

Tarin Carter, 2010 

Daniel Cartis, 20 1 

Jessica Chocklett, 2009 

Suiiiiti Chopra, 20 1 

Meagan Clark, 2010 

Jessica Clatterbuck, 2009 

Benjamin Cohen, 2008 

Katherine Cook, 2010 

Susan Cook, 2008 

Lindsey Cooper, 2009 

Bryan Couch, 2009 

Elizabeth Crew, 2009 

Paul Crisman, 2011) 

Renee' Crutchfield, 2010 

Casey Culpepper, 2008 

Leigh Cuher, 2010 

Melissa Cummings, 20 1 

Caitlin Cunningham, 2010 

Heather Cyphers, 2009 

Christine Dale, 2008 

Chistabelle Darby, 2010 

Kristen Darby, 2008 

Maria Davis, 2010 

Robert De Laat, 2010 

Sarah DiDomenico, 20 1 

Chris Dilbeck, 2009 

James Dillon, 2010 

Courtney Doby, 2009 

Kristen Dotson, 2009 

Meganne Do\vne\', 2009 

Jaclyn Drumheller, 2010 

Vanessa Durant, 2009 

Matthew Early, 2009 

LaTrice EUerbe, 20 1 

Ke\in Elliker, 2008 

Angel Elza, 2010 

Stephen Enokida, 20 1 

Laura Fenno, 2010 

Cynthia Ferrufino, 2008 

Stephanie Feulner, 2008 

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The ladies of Godwin 0353 meant business. KIN 
157, Self-Defense for Women, was a class started 
through the efforts of students in the women's studies 
program and women \\ho had faced dangerous situ- 
ations in the past. 

Offered by the kinesiolog\' department as one of 
many basic instruction activities, KIN 157 was a one- 
credit block course. 

Part-time professor Denise McDonough taught 
students self-defense techniques to build their confi- 
dence and give them ammunition against possible at- 
tacks. McDonough had taught self-defense for almost 
ten years. Her style was "more karate, more aikido," 
said McDonough. 

Senior Elizabeth Young took the class "just so if 
I was ever in a situation where I was attacked or felt 
uncomfortable, I would know what to do." 

Senior Laura Romaniello needed an additional 
credit to graduate and decided to enroll in the course. 
"It [seemed] like a good class to take, [it] could help in 
the future," she said. 

Young and Romaniello appreciated McDonough 's 
approach to teaching. The students learned two 
or three moves per class, and used each other to 

practice what they had been taught. Romaniello said 
that McDonough always gave the students pointers on 
how to do a move more easily or to be more effective. 

"She teaches us the principles of things, not 
just the moves," Young said. "She"s really down to 
earth and she really knows what she's doing. I feel 
more comfortable walking around Harrisonburg 
at night," Young said. 

Students learned a number of different moves 
using various parts of the body that were intended 
for different purposes. "I like moves with tlie wrist 
because it doesn't take much effort and it's easy to 
remember, but it hurts; it's extremely effective," said 
senior Julie Podell. 

Junior Stac)' Freed said, "She's taught us how to get out 
of chokes and how to not compete with your own strength." 

McDonough hoped that her students would gain 
awareness of their surroundings and be prepared to 
defend themselves if necessary. "What I get out of it, 
and hope that [the students] get out of it, is that vou 
have to be smart. You have to be aware, [and] trust 
your instincts." said McDonough. "You don't have to 
be strong to defend yourself, you have to be smart." 
[hy Laura Becker] 

Practicing with each 
other, sophomore 
Amy Powell and senior 
Beth Hochkerc i demon- 
strate self-defense moves. 
The class was offered Tues- 
days and Thursdays as a block 
course. Pfioto by Keilie Nowlin 




Underclassmen ! 229 i 




man band 

Eddie Cain Irvin, a senior from Buffalo, N.Y., be- 
came tire second artist to release a CD through 80 One 
Records, the university's student-run record label. The 
album, "Life Die Life Dedicated" was released Oct. 4. 

Drummei' John Kronstain, a jimior from Newport 
News, Va., and bassist Phil Saraceno, a senior from 
Scotch Plains, N.J., joined Irvin after the signing to form 
Eddie Cain Irvin, the band. Neither had ever imagined 
walking into a band that already had a record deal. 

Irvin"s music career started back in the summer 
of 2005 when his parents allowed him to focus on his 
music rather than getting a job. "I spent the whole sum- 
mer making music so when I came back to school that 
fall, I had a r2-track CD to show to 80 One Records," 
Irvin said. 

The next step was to look for band mates. Irvin had 
already been playing with Saraceno when Irvin's girl- 
friend found the missing link b\ introducing Kronstain 
into the mix. 

"We just started jamming one day and it all came 
together," Irvin said. Initially, the group members each 
had their own different influences, but ultimateh had 
similarities that held them together. "We have started 
to understand each other better, so it makes it easier to 
play together." 

Kronstain had been playing the drums since the 
sixth grade and was a percussion major at the univer- 
sity. He had played in everything from church bands 





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and marching bands to stage shows at Busch Gardens 
in Williamsburg, Va. 

Saraceno played percussion, guitar and bass and 
was involved in his own rock band in his hometown. 
He was also briefly involved in an acoustic band and 
another rock band during his time at the university 
before joining with Ii \in and Kronstain. 

Eddie Cain Irvin was a blend of "James Taylor 
with Jason Mraz rhythms and Ben Folds piano," Ir- 
vin said. "We try to mix it up so there is something 
for everyone." 

Generally, the genre of the band was ]jiano pop 
rock, but the songs it played jumped between styles. 
Some songs had a jazz and funk feel, while others 
were more edgy. "You could be crying at the begin- 
ning of a song and by the end, you're banging heads," 
Kronstain said. 

Irvin did most of the writing for the band. "God 
is specifically in a few songs," Irvin said. "Love is the 
main focus, while some songs are about happiness, 
lies. Mother Nature, the butterfly effect and some are 
about music itself." 

The band pla\ed shows on campus and in the Har- 
riscjiiburg area, iniluding opening for The Pat McGee 
band, C^opeland and Guster. Playing at 17(S7 Orienta- 
tion allowed Eddie Cain Irvin to build a strong fan 
base among freshmen. 

Irvin recorded "Life Die Life Dedicated" with his 
keyboard before Saraceno and Kronstain joined the 
band. "I love listening to it and I'm not even on it," 
Kronstain said. 

The band was looking forward to releasing a CD that 
included all three members but had not finished it yet. 

"When working with a student label, at the end of 
the da\' they have to go home and do their homework," 
Kronstain said, "so we've become more ]5roactive and 
started doing things on our own." 

Acting as managers of the band, 80 One Records 
had people booking their shows, promoting the band 
and looking for record labels foi the iiand after its 
members would graduate. 

Longevity was one of Eddie Cain It \ ins biggest 
ambitions. "We don't want to be a one-hit-woiuler," 
Kronstain said. "We want to be rocking whi'n we're 
80." \)y \ ictona ihclorj 

Practicing for an upcom- 
ing performance, senior 

works on 
perfecting his songs, Irvin 
performed at shows both 
on and off campus Photo by 
Rachel 6/anton 

12301 Classes 

1 1 IV 

Erin Finch '. 
Timotiiy Fi 
Alvssa Fislr 1. 
Josepli Fosfii, _ 
Dcnisc Frariko, 2'>'J 
Stacy Fuller, 2008 

Leislon Gaddis. 2010 
Joseph Garcia, 2010 
Eleanor Garretson, 2010 
Courtney Gearhart, 2008 
Matthew Getts, 2008 
Darinde Gijzel, 2010 

Kristin Gilbert, 2009 
Ari Giller-Leinwohl. 2010 
Katherine Godwin, 2009 
Natalie Godwin, 2010 
Derek Goff, 2008 
Derrick Gonzalo, 2010 

Alynn Gordon, 2010 
Stacy Gravely, 2010 
Elizabeth Griffing, 2010 
Christine Gross, 2010 
Claire Guenthner, 2010 
Ashley Gutshall. 2008 

Chelsea Gutshall, 2010 
Meredith Guzman, 2009 
Victor Gyamfi. 2008 
Brittany Haas, 2008 
Emily Haines, 2009 
Kristen Hamlin, 2009 

Kati Hancock, 2009 
Kimberly Hancock, 2010 
Whitney Hanner, 2010 
NazliHaq, 2010 
Haley Harmon, 2010 
Lindsay Harmon, 2008 

Breighana Harris, 2010 
Kristy Harris, 2010 
Holly Hartman, 2009 
Anna Henderson, 2008 
Tara Hepler, 2008 
Steven Hildebrand, 2010 

Ralph Hill, 2010 
Leslie Hindman, 2009 
Elizabeth Holdner, 2010 
Bethany Holley, 2009 
Katie Houff, 2010 
Meghan Hovanic, 2010 

Underclassmen I 23 1 I 




Kristin Hubbard, 2008 

Sarah Hudson. 2010 

Morgan Hughes, 2010 

Emiliy Inge, 2010 

Rachel Inge, 20 1 

Sarah Irbv, 2008 

Jenna Janocha, 2008 
Alexjarvis, 2008 
Kunaljhanjee, 2010 
\Villiani Jones, 2009 
Kristen Keller, 2010 
Parker Kellev, 2010 

Paula Keough, 2009 

Westley Kern, 2008 

Hyerin Kim, 2009 

Lauren Kimmey, 2008 

Chiquita King, 2009 

Stephanie King, 2008 

Samuel Kirtley, 2010 

Jason Knight, 2010 

Allison Knighton, 2008 

Brenton Kohler, 2009 

Elliott Kuelz, 2008 

Jacqueline Kurecki, 2010 

Linda Laarz, 2010 

Alex Lacc|uement, 2009 

Jennifer Lam, 2010 

Laura Lamie, 2008 

Nicole Lee, 2009 

Jessie Lewis, 2010 

Lauren Lewis, 2008 

AlvinLin, 2010 

Jessica Loftis, 2008 

Kathryn Logan, 2010 

Renee Lott, 2009 

Lorinda Loucks, 2010 

Rebekah Lowe, 2010 

Cheryl Macatangay, 2010 

Devon MacPherson, 2010 

Lauren Madey, 2008 

Michelle Madey, 20 1 

Jacqueline Manley, 2010 

Tiffany Martin, 2009 

Brian Mason, 2008 

Erin Mathews, 2009 

Lainen Mattson, 2010 

Matthew May, 20 1 

Kelly Mayhew, 2010 

12321 Classes 


Ramenga Osotsi, a professor in the English Depart- 
ment, -was the kind of educator who was constantly 
teaching. As many of his students would say, he was 
not the type to answer a question directl)'. Instead, he 
shaped his answers in a way that made students think, 
question their presumptions and shift their perspectives. 
Even the simplest inquiries, such as "where are you 
from?" received carefully worded responses, such as, "I 
am from Africa, in that part of the ^vorld that colonial- 
ism decided to call Kenya. And 1 was born in Nairobi." 

Osotsi completed the majority of his education in 
Kenva, where his foundation in African literature was 
laid. He received his master's degree from the Univer- 
sitv of Nairobi then traveled to the United States to 
earn his doctorate degree at the University of Indiana 
at Bloomington. In order to study oral literature, 
however, he had to switch from comparative litera- 
ture to folklore, where he found a greater expertise 
in African literature. After graduating, he went back 
to Africa to teach at Kenyatta University. Two years 
later, when the university advertised for a position in 
world literature, Osotsi returned to the United States. 

Osotsi's grandmother asked him why he was going 
to America, and wondered why he could not remain 
in Africa to teach students there. When Osotsi could 
not think of a response, she told him that if he went, 
he must make sure to teach them that Africans also 
had things worth knowing. These words stuck with 
Osotsi, who said, "I'd like to imagine that what I do 
is slightly more than a job, that I do have something 
to say, that you guys do need to learn from 
those people over there. I'm supposed to 
teach you guys that we have something 
that is worth knowing." His grandmother's 
picture hung on the wall of his office. 

In the spring, Osotsi taught African 
literature, world literature and introduction 
to Africana literature. In the past, he also 

Leading a discussion. Ramen- 
ga Osotsi explains the impact 
of racism to students. Osotsi 
and Dr. Jennifer Coffman of 
the anthropology depart- 
ment also designed the study 
abroad program in Africa, 
Photo by Meghan DeSanto 

taught oral and comparati\e literature courses. His 
classes were heavily based on discussion and debate. 
He liked to encourage students to answer their own 
questions and let them figure out the answer them- 
selves rather than giving it to them directly. 

"His class is really thought-provoking. The class is 
called 'Studies in African Literatme,' but it should be 
called something more like 'Breaking Your Assump- 
tions About Life,"" said senior Alexandra Meador. "The 
class really challenges you to adopt different perspec- 
tives [and] to look at life from a completely different 
angle. You thought time was like a straight line? Maybe 
it's circular. He asks the important questions, and 
expects us to give him well thought-out answers." 

Challenging familiar perspectives was a prominent 
theme for Osotsi. He said that many students came into 
his classes with a one-dimensional. Western perspective. 
He explained that they were often unaware that people 
in other parts of the world spoke equally as passionately 
about the universality of Muyaka's poetr\', for instance. 
One overall lesson he hoped all of his students learned 
from him ^vas "that there is no universality; everything 
is unique and interesting and different." 

He also hoped to impart upon his students a 
sense of social responsibility as a result of studving 
literature. He stressed that learning to look at a situa- 
tion or story through a different lens, "does not mean 
that you lose your perspective. No, it means that you 
recognize all these other perspectives and deal with 
them." [by Kati Kitts] 




Underclassmen I 233 I 







Dr. Thomas Arthur's career path was anything but 
hnear. The long-time professor and former head of 
the School of Theatre and Dance hung up his boots 
this year after more than 30 years of teaching. 

Arthur grew up in a wealthy suburb of Chicago, 111. 
The acting bug ijit him in high school, wliere he was 
president of his .school's theatre club. He graduated with 
a Bachelor of Science from Northwestern Universit\ 
in 1959, and although he studied acting both in high 
school and at Northwestern, he said he never felt 
comfortable with the way he was taught. 

Instead of pmsuing a full-time acting career, Ar- 
thur was hired bv an advertising firm, where he worked 
for the next five years. In his off-time, he worked in the- 
atre productions. He eventuallv had to decide between 
advertising and acting. 

"I could've retired when I was 40," said Arthur, 
had he staved in advertising. In a surprising move, 
but one that would lead to many more intangible 
benefits, Arthur decided to go back to school to 
continue his education. 

Arthur earned his Ph.D. in American studies from 
Indiana Universitv in 1973. He then decided to teach 
at the universit). "I had directed at Sweet Briar 
[University] in Virginia twice and realK liked the 
climate, which matters to me. I also liked Don Mc- 
Conkey, the dean who offered me the job," he said. 

The pursuit of a full-time acting career never took 
hold of Artliui. "I am not a person who loves to be the 
center of attention," he said, "and an actor needs to be 
comfortable with being the center of attention." 

In a fortuitous meeting with his friend Tom King, 
a former professor of theatre at the university, the 
two contemplated what might happen if students were 
more in\olved in teaching themselves the technicjues 
of good acting rather than simplv attending lectures. 

Arthur and King were hired together to help 
im|jrove the theatre department, and Arthur was 
made department head, a position he held for most 
of the next 20 years. He and the rest of the faculty 
worked hard to make the theatre department what it was 
today. "It was a group effort. All of us worked so hard 
together," said Arthur. 

In 2001. Arthur's colleagues and peers rec- 
ognized him witii the Carl Harter Distinguished 
Teacher Award, given annuailv to a member of 
the faculty from each of the university's academic 
schools. "I was really proud that a group of colleagues 
I respected would award me this wav," Arthur said. 

Despite the extraordinary career and life he led, 
none of those things compared to the one most cher- 
ished part of his life. When he moved to Harrison- 
biug, Arthiu' met tiie woman who would become his 
wife and partner for the rest of his life. Dr. Kathleen 
Arthur, head of the art history department. "I was 
tiuinderstruck," he said when reflecting on his first 
encounter with her. 

Arthur's decision to retire was not due to fatigue 
or lost passion. "I'm 70 years old," he said. "I don't 
even think it's a]3propriate to go on teaching. Nobody 
wanted me to retire, at least so I'm told, and that's how 
I wanted it to be when I retired." [b\ Stephen Brow n] 

Sitting among tiis students, 
Tom Arthur listens to guest 
speaker Artella Bowden. 
an alumna of the theatre 
program. Bowden discussed 
starting a career in New 
York, N.Y.. after gradua- 
tion with students. Photo by 
Revee TenHufsen 

12341 Classes 



Patrick M(. : 
Jazmine Ml' . 
Andvew McK':: 
Michael McNali' 
Jonathan Mead;<,;-,, 
1 homas Melton, 20v.;'.; 

Jaci<ie Milam, 2009 
Karen Mimm, 2008 
Lauren Miscioscia, 2009 
Kayla Mittelman, 2009 
Kristina Mohler. 2010 
Andrew Montoya, 2010 

Gene Morrello, 2010 
Lauren Murphy, 2010 
Jessica Nauta, 2009 
Christopher Nee, 2010 
Christina Nelson, 2008 
Jenna Nelson, 2010 

Tara Nemith, 2009 
Chelsea Norman, 2010 
Rosanne North, 2008 
Christine O'Hara, 2008 
Sean O'Laughlin, 2008 
Jenna Oddo, 2008 

Kelley Oliver, 2010 
Michael Oliver, 2009 
Erika Orantes Pedrero, 2010 
Angela Orndorff, 2009 
Ashley Palmateer, 2010 
John Parks, 2009 

Brittney Pearce, 2010 
Siana Pentcheva, 2010 
Lauren Peterson, 2008 
Emily Phillips, 2010 
Amanda Pirkle, 2010 
Ashley Pluta, 2010 

Kay lene Posey, 2010 
Cassandra Poder, 2010 
Caitlin Price, 2010 
Lesie Pumphrey, 2010 
Christina Raeder, 2008 
Rachael Ragland, 2008 

Maggie Ramseyer, 2010 
Margaret Ransone, 2008 
Leah Ray, 2010 
Bryan Regalado, 2008 
Carolyn Rehman, 2009 
Renee Revetta, 2009 

Underclassmen 12351 

idoost - tViomas] 

Joiiatlian Rezadoost, 2010 

Halfv Rice. 2008 

Matthew Richaid. 2010 

Amber Richards. 20 1 

Sara Riddle, 2010 

Tara Rife. 2009 

ElyseRitter, 2010 

Lane Robbins, 2008 

Danielle Roberson. 2010 

Wes Rogers. 2010 

David Rosenberg. 2009 

Sarah Rosendale. 2010 

Jennifer Rotz. 2008 

Carolyn Rupert, 2009 

Kaitlyn Ruvel. 2008 

Allison Rvan, 2010 

JoseSantana. 2010 

Lauren Saunders. 2010 

Elizabeth Sav. 2010 

Amanda Scheffer. 2010 

Adam Schilpp. 2008 

Andrew Schmidt, 2010 

Kristi Schoenfelder. 2008 

Thomas Schrack, 2009 

Justin Scuiletti. 2008 

Andi-ea Secrist. 2008 

Kristi Sekulski. 2010 

Samantha Serone. 2009 

Robert Sewell, 2010 

Jessica Shives, 2010 

Amanda Slade, 2010 

Ashlev Smith, 2009 

Calev Smith. 2010 

Sean Smith, 2010 

Thomas Smith. 2010 

Aaron Sobel. 2008 

Alex Solan, 2009 

Elizabeth Sonimers, 2008 

Caleb Spaulding, 2010 

Nicole Spiker, 2009 

Cliff Stanley, 2010 

Ja\ nell Stoneman, 2009 

Kerb\ Stullei-, 2009 

KellenSuber, 2010 

Kelley Sutton, 2008 

Ana Swartley, 2008 

Thais Teotonio, 2010 

Sarah Thomas, 2008 

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m line 

The university's Reserve Officers" Training Corps 
(ROTC) program consistent!)' ranked in the top 5 ]3er- 
cent in the nation among over 270 universities. In 2006 
it was the number one ranked ROTC program in the 
countrv on the East Coast. Since 1975, the program 
had been an integral part of the university. 

The university hosted 95 cadets, plus 200 students 
who were enrolled in ROTC classes, ranging from 
freshmen to seniors. There was a male to female 
ratio of 60-to-40 and 30 percent of the cadets were on 
the dean's list. The ROTC program included mem- 
bers of Greek organizations, athletic teams, service 
organizations and honor societies. 

A four-)'ear scholarship was awarded to excep- 
tional cadets who passed the Army physical fitness 
test each semester, were within the height and weight 
requirements for his or her age and gender, sustained 
a 2.0 or higher GPA and participated in ROTC class 
and required events. 

"About 16 students per )'ear are awarded the foiu- 
year scholarship," Capt. Lesley Kipling said. The schol- 
arship guaranteed full tuition, a living expense stipend 
and a $900 annual book allowance. 

ROTC success was based on a 100-point merit sys- 
tem. Academic GPA counted for 40 percent, leadership 
activities and performance comprised 45 percent and 
physical fitness performance was 15 percent. 

The ROTC program was multifaceted and ad- 
dressed the academic, physical, extracurricular, social 
and interpersonal aspects of college life. Students took 
basic or advanced military science classes, or chose 
military leadership as a 37-credit minor. 

Some of the exciting organizations that catered 
to cadets were the Color Guard, Scabbard and Blade, 
Ranger Group, Cannon Crew and a championship 
intramural soccer team. 

Color Guard, a popular ROTC group on campus. 

gave cadets the opportimity to demonstrate their skills 
at home football games, men's home basketball games 
and several memorials and ceremonies around the 
Harrisonburg area. The advanced facing and marching 
movements and the displav of the nation's colors repre- 
sented the honor and dignity for which the grouj) stood. 

Scabbard and Blade was the luiiversity's nationally 
recognized militar) honor society. The club met once a 
week in a semesterlong candidacy class to learn Army 
and military skills. The cadets participated in various 
activities including caving, survival training, scuba div- 
ing, paintball and firearms training. Before the cadets 
were initiated into the society, a final exam to test their 
knowledge at the end of the semester was administered. 

The ROTC's Fourth Brigade Ranger Challenge 
was open to all cadets. The members of the Ranger 
Group put their technical, tactical and physical 
skills to use to prepare them to become leaders at 
ROTC events and to eventually become military of- 
ficers. The training was often strenuous and required 
extra effort and dedication from the cadets. 

The Cannon Crew was responsible for creating 
the boom that accompanied touchdowns scored at 
home football games. The group of cadets learned the 
commands and functions of firing a cannon and used 
a replica of a Revolutionary War cannon for special 
events around campus. 

After participating in the ROTC program, many 
students moved on to exciting careers and internships 
in the Army. "Some were commissioned as Army offi- 
cers, where they chose to become a part of the regular 
Army, the National Guard or to go into the Army 
Reserves, which had 16 basic branches," Kipling said. 

According to Kipling, some popular choices for 
ROTC graduates were continuing on to airborne 
school, air assault school, northern warfare school or 
summer nursing training. | b\ Victoria Sheior] 

Wiping off his camera. Maj. 

Bob Busk continues to clean 

up before boarding the van 

back to the university. Busk 

had a hands-on teaching 

style in the class as well as in 

his geology class at Turner 

Ashby High School. Photo by 

Revee TenHu/sen 



Underclassmen 12371 







The Honors Program, founded in 1961. was a 
unique route for those students who excelled academi- 
cally- The program offered smaller classes and rec|uired 
an independent study. It also stressed the importance of 
critical thinking and creativity. 

"It was. to be honest, mostly because of mv par- 
ents' encouragement that I applied to the Honors Pro- 
gram," said sophomore Gretchen Powell. "The perks 
of getting an earlier registration time and smaller class 
sizes definitely kept me interested, and I was really 
excited when I learned that I was accepted." 

Junior Daniel Turissini applied for the program 
because he wanted his experience at the uni\ersit\ to be 
academically challenging. He joined the Honors Learn- 
ing Community and benefited from the program in 
several ways. Among other benefits. Honors Program 
students had "'increased scholarship opportunities... and 
designation of 'Honors Scholar' on [diplomas and 
transcripts]." Turissini said. He was also accepted 
into the IS.AT program, a program that onl)- accepted a 
maximum of 10 students per year. 

Members of the Honors Program were also given 
the privilege of early registration. "I've been able to 
get into a lot of the classes that I need for mv major 
because I've been able to sign up for llieni earlier than 
some people. That has definiteh been beneficial," 
said sophomore Laura Hudgens. "One of my favorite 
things about being in the program is that there's a 
loimge and computer lab for honors students in Hill- 

crest. I like going there to get work done because it's a 
nice place to relax, and usually isn't too crowded." 

Hudgens initialh heard about the program from 
her sister, who participated in it program during her 
time at the imiversity. "Also, I think I got a letter in 
the mail from the program saying that I was eligible 
to apph to be an honors scholar, so I just filled out the 
application, and got into the program," said Hudgens. 

Although the Honors Program had a number of 
perks, it could also be stressful at times. Participants 
were recjuired to take at least one honors class per 
semester and had to de\ote six credit hours to a senior 
thesis before graduation. "The classes are really great 
though. usualK much smaller than usual, and eyer\one 
in class is pretty much on the same playing field in terms 
of their goals and aims for the class," said Powell. 

"I feel like the professors who run the program are 
willing to work with students if the\ have qtiestions or are 
having ti'ouble getting something done." said Hudgens. 

Despite ha\ ing a positive reputation among mem- 
bers, some students felt the program could have been 
improved by providing help to students w'hen setting up 
their necessary coinses. "I would suggest an optional one- 
on-one meeting each year to map out course schedules, so 
ret]uirements are more easily organized," said Tiuissini. 

"All in all, it's definitely an experience being able 
to take seminars and honors sections of [General 
Education] classes, and the early registration definitely 
doesn't hurt either!" said Powell. !jy Laura Becker] 

Sitting atop the hill next 
to Carrier Library. Hillcrest 
House greets visitors with 
facilities specifically for 
honors students. Students 
accepted into the program 
spent time working, study- 
ing, sleeping and eating in the 
university building- Photo fay 
Roche/ b\anlon 

1238! Classes 


Alcxandru" ■ 
Lauren Tin 
Shelby Tiumi,.. 
Joe Turner, 200 -^ 
Shavonne Turnei 
Lisa Ulmer, 200b 

Christina Vandcnbc-rgh, 2009 
Ariana Vanderveldt, 2010 
Brittany Vera, 2008 
Lacey Viar, 2008 
Theresa Von Tersch. 2010 
Saraii Wagoner, 2008 

Kimberly Walker, 2009 
David Walters, 2009 
Jane Walters, 2010 
Nicholas Walthall, 2009 
Lee Anne Ward, 2009 
Sarah Ward, 2010 

Allie Weissberg, 2010 
Sarah Weitzel, 2010 
Curtis White, 2010 
Daniel Wiiberger, 2009 
Brittany Williams, 2010 
Karlyn Williams, 2010 

Lindsay Williams, 2010 
Christopher W'illis, 2010 
Charell Wingfield, 2008 
Allen Wolford, 2009 
Benjamin Wolford. 2008 
Dan Wolgemuth, 2009 

Sara Woods, 2009 
Heather Worthley 2010 
Sara Yannello, 2009 
Sarah Young, 2010 

Underclassmen I 239 I 

ing the vision J 

Dr. Joanne B. Carr Dr. Douglas Brown 

Senior Vice President for 
University Advancement 

Provost and Vice President for 
Academic Affairs 

Dr. Mark Warner 

Senior Vice President for 

Student Affairs and University 

Planning and A7ialysis 

Charles W. King Jr. 

Senior Vice President for 
Administration and Finance 

Dr. David Jeffrey 

College of Arts and Letters 

Dr. Robert D. Reid Dr. Phillip Wishon Dr. Linda Cabe Halpern 

College of Business 


College of Education 

University Studies 

Dr. Jerr) Benson 


College of Integrated Science 
and Technology 

Dr. David Brakke Dr. Marilou Johnson 


College of Science and 


College of Visual and 

Performing Arts 

Dr. Ronald E. Carrier 


I 240 I Classes 


the vision 

As the university's fifth president, Virginia native 
Lin^vood H. Rose had served the university in a num- 
ber of positions since 1975 and entered his eighth 
year as president at the beginning of the 2006-2007 
academic year. Rose led the university and its various 
departments in helping students become "educated 
and enlightened citizens who will lead productive and 
meaningful lives" by providing the needed programs, 
facilities and services, according to the administra- 
tion's Web site. 

In July 2006, Gov. Tim Kaine appointed Rose 
to the Commonwealth of Virginia's Economic De- 
velopment Strategic Planning Steering Committee. 
July 2006 also saw a movement by the president to 
adopt a statement from the Madison Commission, 
which made recommendations for revisions of the 
university's mission, values and vision statements. 

Douglas Brown served as the vice president for 
academic affairs. The Office of Academic Affairs' goals 
included providing strong educational, major, profes- 
sional and graduate programs along with encourag- 
ing active learning, critical thinking and the lifelong 
pursuit of knowledge. A strong focus was also placed 
on the integration of university and professional pro- 
grams with the General Education Program. 

Senior Vice President of Administration and 
Finance, Charles King Jr. sought to support the 
university mission and vision by encouraging effective 
communication between staff and the university com- 
munity. This approach ensured satisfaction through 
divisions in budget management, business services, 
finance, human resources, information technology, 
intercollegiate athletics and public safety. 

The Office of University Advancement and its 
Senior Vice President Joanne Carr managed the 
relationship between the university and its various 
constituencies, which included alumni, parents, 
donors and members of the local community. The 
office monitored the change in financial support 
to the university from year to year and marked the 
"most successful year ever for private gift support" 
at the end of the 2006 fiscal year, according to the 
division's Web site. 

Also driven by the core university mission, val- 
ues and vision, the Division of Student Affairs and 
University and Planning and Mark Warner, senior 
vice president, were committed to organizing and 
planning university programs and services. With the 
constant growth and advancement of the university, 
the office ensured that these programs and services 
maintained quality and distinction. !.■> BccbcJ 




Dr. Linwood H. Rose 


Administration I 241 


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by Victoria Shelor 

Alpha Kappa Alpha Sorority, Inc. supports AIDS research and prevention. 

Founded at Howard University on Jan. 15, 1908, 
Alpha Kappa Alpha Sororit)-, Inc. was the first Black 
Greek-lettered organization. The solemn principles 
of sisterhood, scholarship and service to all mankind 
had since been the basis of its existence. 

Through various programs, Al]jha Ka]3|3a Al]jha 
strove to uplift the communitv. The Lambda C:hi 
chapter served the uni\ersit) and Harrisonburg 
communities through various programs and service 
projects. It was chartered in 1978 by 16 students of 
the university. 

The sorority held a coat drive, participated in 
Adopt-A-Highway and co-sponsored a canned food 
drive with Kap|)a Alpha Psi Fraternit)', Inc. in wiiich 
all of the donations received were given to the Bo) s 
& Girls Clubs of America. 

Alpha Kappa Alpha was a close-knit organization 
that encomaged high scholastic and ethical standards 
witliin its familv. The group participated in Extraor- 
dinary Service Programs. "This \ision embraces 
programs with five platforms designed to excite, gal- 
vanize and ignite the passions of more than 180,000 
members worldwide," said senior Ancha Jordan. 

The goal of these progiams was to transfer 
enthusiasm into a collective resolve, in order to diiect 
members" talents, energy and creativity into realizing 
Alpha Kappa Alpha's enormous potential for empow- 
erment, security and progress. 

The sorority organized programs including 
stud) halls, a technology workshop and an AIDS in- 
formational session during AIDS Awareness Week. 
The sorority also held the annual SKEE WEEK, a 
week full of community service projects, Mr. and 

Ms. Enchantment Paiieant and AKA Flashback, an 
evening remembering the 1990s. 

With just six members, the sorority had a strong 
commitment to promoting unity and friendship. 
The members worked to help alleviate problems 
and work through issues concerning women. This 
enhanced their social li\es and maintained a pro- 
gressive interest in the college atni()S|)here. 

A \\-oman was selected for membership in Alpha 
Kappa Alpha through an application process on the 
basis of how active she was throughout campus and 
in the community and good academic standing. 

The chapter was recognized for academic achieve- 
ment in 1990 and 1992 through 1997. In 2003 it 
was recognized by its attainment of the National 
Association for the Advancement of Colored People 
(NAACP)'s Highest Sororit)' Grade Point Average Ini- 
a<ie Award. It also received the NAACP's communit\' 
service award for sororities. Most recently, the sororit) 
won the 2006 NAACP Best Greek Organization of 
the Year award. 

The sorority strove to keep a strong bond not just 
between its current members, but with alumnae as 
well. "Most alumnae come bat k din ing Homecom- 
ing," said Jordan. "We kee]D in contact with alumnae 
as far as letting them know about the programs we 
are holding and they give us ideas aboiU what 
programs to do." 

"Being a part of AKA has been a wonderful ex- 
perience and I am blessed to be a part of something 
so extraordinary," said Jordan. "As a member I was 
able to give back to ni)' connnunity through service 
and form sisterly bonds along the way." 

Alpha Chi Si^ma 

The Gamma Kappa chapter of 
Alpha Chi Sigma (ACS) was a 
chemistry fraternit)' that lent sup- 
port and service to the chemistry 
communities of the university and 
Harrisonbing. ACS sought to bind 

its members through friendship, 
strove to advance the tliemistr) field 
and aid its members in the achieve- 
ment of their goals as chemists. 

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Robin l.ucas; Second row: Robert Aiuirews, RachatI (>Iark. Rachel C^oiu bt-nom. 
Allyscm |niu-s; Back row: Tmii l)c\'urc, Cbiis Kanr. I'bibp |anncv. Brandiin Amis. 

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community service. Photo by 

Mindi Westhoff 

Front row: Tamika Jeffries, Ancha Jordan; Back row: Mikonia Warner, Elizabeth 
Ogunwo, Gina Harp, Ladaisha Ballard. 

Alpha Kappa Psi 

Alpha Kappa Psi was a coed profes- 
sional business fraternity with the 
goal of combining business and 
professionalism with community 
service and social camaraderie. The 
fraternity was open to all business 
majors and minors. 

Front row: Karen Mimm. Sarah Simmons, Mary Worden, Chris Ellis: Back row: 
Tyler Kennedy. William Pilson. Caitlin Collins, Rvan Vaughan, Charlotte Peyraud, 
Meredith Hoyle. 

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Competing for pomes, 
performs a solo during the 
Greek Sing performance. 

Each sorority performed a 
themed routine at the com- 
petition, which occurred 
at the end of Greek Week, 
Photo by Mindi Westhoff 

Keeping m character. 

graduate Angela Stellute 

dances during Greek Smg. 

The sorority's theme for the 

event was "You Got Served," 

Photo by Mmdi Westhoff 

Front row: Maggie ELkcLJcu \Vliil(js.cai vci, Linil\ IJuiuh, Aiiuiiida Walsh, Jamie 
McCloskey. Taylor Vaughn. Meghan O'Donnell; Second row: Rachel Gottlieb, Lisa 
Jennings, Jenny Young. Ashley Hampton, Meredith Crook, Danielle Danko, Melissa 
Evans, Tabitha Richmond, Juliet Shalon, Kara Geary, Melissa Short. Krystal Dula, Amy 
McLaren; Third row: Caroline Sharp, Areizo Said. Samantha Moore, Alex Robertson, 
Kari Presttm, Maggie Ford. Allison Stickeis, Elizabeth Montgomery. Hunter Arey. 
Christine Minutolo, Kari Friedman, Grace Barth, Erin Flint. Meredith Rauh, Haodi 
Wang; Fourth row: Wendy Waldeck, Sara Gwinn. Julie Podell, Lauren Kimmey, Lea 
Woodard, Jenna Janocha. Ashley Strickland, Tiffany Mothershead, Casey Cidpeppei. 
Alexandra Montgomery. Mary Anne Bertola, Tiffany Loving, Kollene Sistek, Julia Rob- 
inson. Brooke Kelly. Kate Ardolino, Lindsey Smith; Back row: Brittany Coady, Lindsav 
Jarman, Kelley Kolar, Stephanie Tan. Lisa Klassen, Samautha Serone. Jessica Walczak. 
Katie Hyson, Sashajarufe, Katie Bucklev. Jordan Nice-Burdon. Patricia Duncan. Sara 
Schoeb, Sheryl Bashoff, Clare Badgley, Caitlin Burgess. 

Alpha Phi Om&Qa 

The Chi Gamma chapter of Alpha 

Phi Omega was a national, coed 

service fraternity based on the three 

cardinal principles of the Bo)' Scouts 

of America: leadership, friendship 

and service. Members built lasting 

relationships and valuable leadership 

skills while serving the university and 

surrounding commimity. 

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Front row: [ohn Nettles. Anne Harris. Nicole Patlcrsdii. David Martin, Jennilcr Ftaliii, 
Katie Long. Amanda Scanlon. Jessica Norman; Second row: Lauren Seablom. Emily 
Meholic, Elizabeth Ferree. Meghan Hummer. Aslilev Davison. Stacey Dvoryak. Kelly 
Shanley; Third row: Danielle Pohien. Craig Esquivel, Julia Pagones, Jason Bliss. Katie 
Stewart, Laura Trumbo. Jen Lifland. Jeremy Jones; Back row: Lindsey Adier, Joanna 
Paeno, Michael Dardo/zi, Lane Robbins. Sarah Harsc he. Jod\ Rcjberts. 

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Alpha Phi helps raise money to promote cardiovascular health research 

Alpha Phi was founded in 1872 as an orga- 
nization to support women as they made their way 
through college. The Theta Iota chapter of Alpha 
Phi, founded at the university in 1991, upheld the 
high ideals of womanhood, scholarship, service and 
sisterly love and kindness. 

"When it comes to Alpha Phi, there is only one 
\vord that comes to mind: support," said junior Lizzie 
Dowling. "No matter what, if you need a shoulder 
to cry on, a story to tell or a laugh to share, there is 
always someone there to experience it with you." 

Alpha Phi took first place during Greek Week in 
the spring. Although the sisters were not fortunate 
enough to win the coveted title of Greek Sing cham- 
pions, they spent countless hours preparing in order 
to ensure a flawless performance of their "You Got 
Served "-themed routine. "We have a lot of practices, 
three to four days a week when it gets close to the 
performance, but on the day of Greek Sing it is a ton 
of fun and worth it," said senior Joy Hanner. 

In February, the sisters held their annual event, 
A-Phiasco. This was a weeklong series of events 
that raised money for the Alpha Phi Foundation, 
a national organization that raised money to help 
promote awareness of heart disease in women. The 
chapter retained 15 percent of the proceeds for a 
community project of its choice and sent the re- 
mainder of the money to the Alpha Phi Foundation. 
The sisters donated their portion to the Cardiac 
Care Unit of Rockingham Memorial Hospital. 

As the weather began to get cooler, the ladies 
organized their first fall philanthropy event, a golf 
tournament at Lakeview Golf Course. "This fall we 
organized a golf tournament that was held during 
[Family Weekend]," said senior Meghan O'Donnell, 
former director of administration. "Parents came 
and played golf with their daughters, had brunch 
and just enjoyed their time visiting." Although not 
all the sisters' families were able to attend, many 
sponsored holes throughout the course, bringing 
the total amount of money raised to $2,000. The 
money was donated to the Alpha Phi Foundation 
and the Red Dress Campaign, a national campaign 
launched in 2002 that aimed to educate women 
that heart disease was not just a men's issue. 

After the chapter selected its new officers for 
the 2007 calendar year, old officers and the newly- 
elected officers attended an officer leadership retreat. 
"Old officers met with new officers to review how 
their terms in office went, things they learned and 
what they would improve on," said O'Donnell. "After 
they had a working breakfast about those things, 
the old officers left and the new officers stayed for 
the rest of the day to meet with their department to 
set goals for the next year." The day included team- 
building activities led by Outriggers and a speaker 
who ran a leadership workshop. 

The sisters of Alpha Phi improved and expanded 
their chapter through new programs while continu- 
ing to develop and enhance exisiting events. 

American Criminal 

Justice Association 

The American Criminal Justice As- 
sociation was founded to further the 
education and profession of crimi- 
nal justice. The group was open 
to members formally interested in 
criminal justice as a field of study or 

Front row: Kenned)' Boyle. Renee Bounds. Lauren Brice, Stephanie King: Back row: 
Jordan Morris. Bob Lytle, Harry Ailes. Katlin Saville. 

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by Elizabeth Carpenter 

The sisters of ASA take home the Greek Sing title. 

The Beta Epsilon chapter of Alpha Sigma Alpha 
(ASA) had a busv year decorated with triumphs. 
ASA aimed to promote high ideals and standards 
and emphasized balance among its four areas of in- 
tellectual, physical, social and spiritual de\elopment. 

To start off the year, ASA hosted its district's 
regional conference at the uniyersity. "It was a huge 
success," said senior Catherine Winders, former ASA 
president. "Women from ASA chapters throughout 
the \^irginia, Maryland and Penns\lyania area gath- 
ered to work on leadership and team building." 

In March, ASA hosted its annual philanthrop\' 
event, ASA Madness, which consisted of an inter-fra- 
ternal basketball tournament that raised money for 
the Special Olympics and the S. Jime Smith Founda- 
tion. The S. June Smith Foundation woiked to prcnide 
financial resources for the S.June Smith Center, a 
resource for children with developmental needs and 
their families. ASA sisters served as coaches for dif- 
ferent fraternit\' teams and helped them pla\ to \ ictorw 
ASA donated $1,000 to its chosen charities. 

ASA was not onh invohed in its o\\n philanthrop- 
ic endeavors, but also actively participated in other 
Greek organizations' philanthropies, including Sigma 
Chi's Derby Days. Although ASA was not the win- 

ner of the event, it was able to give over $500 to the 
Children's Miracle Network on behalf of Sigma Chi. 

In addition to welcoming back alumnae dur- 
ing the spring's Alumni Weekend, the sisters also 
celebrated Beta Epsilon's 65th anni\ersary. 

ASA was awarded the title of 2006 Greek Sing 
winner dining Greek Week for its "ASA Saves the 
Day" theme. "\Ve worked hard and it paid off," said 
sophomore Stephanie Warner. "When we heard that 
we won, our coaches were crying because they were 
so happy. It was a very special bonding moment for 
us that we will never forget." 

In preparation for formal recruitment in the fall, 
a number of members spent time over the summer 
redecorating the chapter house's basement, includ- 
ing applying new wallpaper. "We also attended our 
National Convention in Boston, Mass.," said W'inders. 
"We sent two delegates to the convention and were 
able to help pass new bylaws and meet ASA women 
from throughout the nation." 

As the semester drew to a close, .^SA ended its 
year by initiating its new pledge class. "We \\ere able 
to recruit amazing new women that will have an 
impact on both our chapter and the uni\ersit\' during 
their time at JMU," said Winders. 

Association of 

Computing Machinery 

The Association of Computing Ma- 
chinery provided an academic and 
social network for computer science 

majors and minors. The associa- 
tion \vas founded in 1947 and made 
great advancements in the field of 
information technology for both 
students and professionals. 

Front row: Elizabeili .Adams, Kendal Miller, Ben Knear: Back row: .Alex C.oryiik, Jason 
.Schulze. Aniit Bhatia. 

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Reaching co che side, a 
dancer leads her ASA sisters. 
During the spring semester, 
the sorority hosted ASA 
Madness, a basketball tourna- 
ment among the fraternities. 
Photo by Mindi Westhoff 

Front row: Rachel Hammer, Laura Wilson, Katie Parnsh, Allison Smith. Catherine 
Winders. Danielle Vacca, Courtney Curlett. Allyson Alvare, Callie Rivett. Nicole Mimken; 
Second row: Stephanie Weber, Lena Gamar. Taylor Buchanan. Whitney Mercer. Linny 
Sahagian, Kristen Matthews, Gabriella Romaniello. Ashley Biyins; Third row: Katie Hag- 
gerty, Evin Page, Laura Hefty, Shannon Alexander, Lindsey Kammar, Kayla Campbell, 
Kerby Stulier, Ashley Fitzgerald. Christine Yellin: Fourth row: Kristen Schab, Julie Mar- 
getich, Christina Lloyd-Williams. Elyse Bodamer, Emily Thomson, Lauren Turner. Allison 
Perez. Shelley Pierce. Shea Maloney. Laura Murdoch-Kitt: Back row: Sarah \'igliotti. 
Sarah Colby. Meghan Grant, Caroline Walls, Meg Ta\lor, Carleigh Smith, Bethany AJyare, 
Sarah Perrv. Lindsay Baldino, Carly Goodman, Anne Birkhead, Natalie Raeder. 

Front row: Lauren Searson, Mallory Miller. Jenessa Kildail. \'ictoria Lushbaugh: Second 
row: Sara Woods, Keryn Dohanich, Tina Larson, Katie Kindig: Back row: Elizabeth 
Montgomery, Erin Frye, Ashley Forman, Caroline Skelly, Tricia White. Oliva Ferber. 

Association of Women 
in Communication 

The Association of Women in 

Communication encouraged the 

advancement of women in all fields 

of communication through various 

workshops and programs. Members 

were encouraged to recognize their 

excellence and leadership skills in 

order to become leading forces in 

the evolving communication era. 

Alpha Sigma Alpha 2491 

■alpha Sigma tau 

Staying in sync, members 

of AST perform cheir 

dance at Greek Smg. The 

sorority's theme was "Boy 

Bands," and sisters danced 

to songs by the Backstreet 

Boys and N'SYNC. Photo by 

Mindi Westhoff 

Convening in their house 
basement, AST members 
spend some free time 
hangtng out. Social events al- 
lowed sisters to spend time 
together despite their hectic 
schedules, Photo courtesy of 
Meredith Rosanelh 

Front row: Erin McCaffery, Michelle Skutnik, Sarah Gyselings. Betii Branch, McKenzie 
Ball. Riva Fiirman, Meredith Rosanelli, Monica Lazur, Maris Ford. Lindsev Mayberry, 
Whitney Welsh. Samantha Green. Lynsey Leib, Katie O'Neill; Second row: Ash- 
ley Bronson. Jaime Silverman, Lindsay Fraser, Mary Beth Conley. Mary Lowry, 
Mary Hays, Lisa Talley, Alison Damiano. Briana Webber, Morgan Sohl, Ashley White. 
Jamie Fernandez, Brittany Lee, Claudia Torres. Rachel Hatcher; Third row: Courtne\ 
Ulrich. Lisa Rosenbaum. Caitlin Bennett, Rebecca Walmsley, Katie Finch. Kalherine 
Clark, Kate McFarland, Megan Wilson, Nooshin Rezazad. Belhanv Riley. Elizabeth 
Carpenter. Lauren Miscioscia. Emily Jessee. Karla Bayles. Christine O'Brien, Rachel 
deCourcy, Erin Faulds. Erin Hobson; Fourth row: Sara Benghauser. Kristin Fogei. 
Kimmy Thompson, Joanna Miller. Megan Shea, Lisa Kramer. Mallory Shields. Baylev 
Lesperance. Hayley Cain. Jenna Eisenhart, Rebekah Brewer. Amber Mendres. Ashk\ 
Wirth. Nina Szemis. Lauren Arthur, Kellie Hayes. Erin Devening. Aila Altman; Back 
row: Caitlin Feneriy, Katie Foley. Dianna Lau. Marissa Longo, Jacquelyn W'alsh. Anne 
Gill. Megan Winand. Hannah Lacko, Jen Parco. Jenn Gardner. Kristen W'estbrook. 
Vanessa Stevens, Katy Foucar-Szocii. Casey Culien. Allie Heyman, Casev Bloomfield. 
Alicia Bobrowski. Kristin Cassell. Jennifer Marrash. 

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Best Buddies provided support and 
friendship to members of the coni- 
munit)' with mental disabiHties and 

created mutually beneficial relation- 
ships with them. Students created 
one-on-one friendships, aided with 

emplo)ment opportunities and spent 
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row: Kaitlynn Fatig. Liz Chalker, Sarah Booth. I. .una Kriii;li: Back row: .\aron Ncshitl, 
Andrew Montoya, Kyle Duffy, Megan McKce. 

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ves'with a variety of philanthropic causes 

Success was something every organization strove 
for, and Alpha Sigma Tau (AST) was no exception. 
The university recognized AST for its efforts at 
the 2006 Fraternity/Sorority Excellence Awards 
when it was proclaimed a 4-Star Chapter and won 
the Recruitment and External Relationships Award 
among Greek life. 

During Greek Week, AST participated in Greek 
life's annual philanthropy event, Shack-A-Thon, 
which raised money for Habitat for Humanity and 
the Hurricane Katrina relief fund. AST was also an 
active competitor in Kappa Alpha Order's annual 
philanthropy event, Rosebowl, an event that raised 
money for the Muscular Dystrophy Association. In 
the spring, the sisters of AST organized a team for 
Relay for Life, an all-night walk organized in support 
of the American Cancer Society. 

In the spring, AST held its annual 5K run for 
AIDS, an event that resulted in over $1,500 in dona- 
tions to the Valley AIDS Network. In the fall, the 
ladies organized a benefit concert held at The Pub 
that included a performance by Nathaniel Baker. 
AST raised over $1,600, which was donated to the 
Broward House in Washington, D.C., accordinsf to 
junior Whitney Welsh, philanthropy chair. AST also 
held highway cleanup activities on Cantrell Avenue as 
part of its community outreach program. 

Its performance during Greek Sing gave AST 
bragging rights after it received the Best Riser Cho- 

reography award for its "Boy Bands" theme. 

AST's work did not end with the spring semes- 
ter, as sorority delegates attended the 2006 National 
Convention at Disney World in Florida over the 
summer. AST members mingled with their sisters 
from across the nation in a series of organized meet- 
ings, lectures and events. They also had the opportu- 
nity to lounge poolside or ride roller coasters in 
the theme park. 

In the fall, AST started the semester off with 
the most important thing to the continuation of 
any organization: recruitment. Through workshops 
with other sororities, the sisters were able to have 
an amazing recruitment, through which they se- 
lected over 40 women for their newest pledge class. 
"Recruitment was such a blast this year. Having our 
whole chapter together and being able to meet our 
potential new members was so exciting," said junior 
Rachel Hatcher. "It was a great bonding experi- 
ence, and I can't wait for next year." AST's recruit- 
ment theme was "AST's Secret," which played off of 
victoria's Secret and its PINK line. 

Soon after recruitment ended, it was time for 
Family Weekend. Old and new members gathered 
in AST's basement to meet friends and family. 
Homecoming, Alumni Weekend and Founder's 
Day provided opportunities to draw current and 
alumnae chapter members back together, bringing 
a great year to a close. 

^eta Alpha Psi 

Beta Alpha Psi was a professional 

business fraternity for accounting 

and finance students with the main 

objective of promoting excellence in 

the business information field. The 

Eta Delta chapter was chartei ed in 

1985 and its goals were achieved 

through participation in meetings, 

socials and seminars. 

Front row: Christine Mui, Catherine Gartzke, Sandy Luu, Laccy \'iar; Second row: Kara 
Barnard, Veronica McNutt, Cat Watchko, Lauren Westfall; Back row: Joseph Decardi- 
Nelson, Wesley Wiggins, Joe Scanlan, Shawn Harrison, Adam CeruUi. 

Alpha Sigma Tau I 251 




V_-/ by Laura Becker 

The Bluestone staff works to create memories that last a lifetime. 

As a stuclciit-i un piiblicatit)ii. The Blufstonc 
sought to portray the university in a professional 
vet engaging manner through its production of the 
yeai l)ook. "Tlie Bluestone was a nationally acclaimed 
book and has won several awards [o\er] the \ears," 
said senior Maria Nosal, editor in chief. "'We've 
worked hard to maintain the reputation of The Blue- 
stone, while giving the students a book they will 
enjo)' and accurately portrays the past year." 

Nosal began her invohement witJi The Blue- 
stone her junior year, wlien she held the pt)sition of 
creative director. "I've realh' enjoyed working on 
The Bluestone and liked doing the day-to-da)' work 
and even our deadlines," said Nosal. "Distribution 
week was probably my favorite time. We got to see 
how all our hard work came together and the rest 
of the school got a book that ho|)elull\ iIk\ will 
cherish for years to come." 

Senior Sara Wist started as a staff writer her 
sophomore year and then held the position of cop\ 
editor for two years. "My high school yearbook 
staff constantly used [The Bluestone] for ideas and 
inspiration," said Wist. "Being a member of The 
Bluestone staff was something I was very excited 
about. Since freshmen weren't able to become staff 
members, I waited all year and as soon as the posi- 
tions were advertised in the spring, I applied." 

The Bluestone's office was in the basenunl ol 
Roop Hall, where staff members toiled throughout 
the year to produce a book that "students [would] 
be able to look back on in 20 years, flip through the 
pages and read the stories and remember their time 
at the university," according to Nosal. 

"The Bluestone is kind of forgotten about all 

\ear, but its great to see everyone excited and in- 
terested in the book when it comes out. A challenge 
and frustration of ours is that so many students 
don't even know what The Bluestone is," Wist said. 

Students frequently correlated school publica- 
tions with endless hours of work and constant dead- 
lines. While The Bluestone certainly had positions 
that required dedication and time, the organization 
also offered positions where students chose the num- 
ber of assignments the\ worked on and the amount 
of time thev \vere willing to commit. "There are a 
number of different areas involved in the ]3roduc- 
tion of the book, making getting inx'olved with 
The Bluestone a great option for a large variety of 
people with differing interests," Wist said. 

Staff members were able to request specific 
assignments and had more responsibility than con- 
tributing members. C:t)ntributors to The Bluestone 
gained an idea of how the \earbt)ok staff operated 
without having to make a serious commitment. 

Sophomore Rachel Sarah Blanton was unable to 
get into a photography class and decided to pursue 
her passion by contributing photographs to The 
Bluestone. While Blanton was not rec|uired to take 
a certain number of assignments each semester, she 
still enjoyed being available for events. "I got a dif- 
ferent outlook on things because I went to different 
events that I normally wouldn't have gone to if I 
wasn't taking pictures of them," Blanton said. 

The Bluestone held reoiilar staff meetings and 
encouraged members to familiarize themselves with 
The Associated Press Stylebook, a writing resource 
used by the editors. The Bluestone was distributed 
in the spring at several locations around campus. 

The bluestone Information 

National Yearbook Conventions: 

• CMA Spring National College Media Convention 
The Roosevelt Hotel, New York City 

Avvj;c/s; Silver Crown Certificate, Silver Medalist Certificate, Certificate of 
Merit in Yearbook Student Lite Spread, Certificate of Merit in Organization or 
Greek Writing, Second Place Certificate in Opening and Closing Spread Design 

• 85tb Annual ACP/CMA National College Media Convention 
Adam's Mark Hotel, St. Louis, Mo. 

Awards: 2005 Yearbook Pacemaker Finalist Award 

• Yearbook.comp Fifth Annual National College Yearbook Workshop 
Hampton Inn & Suites, New Orleans, La. 


I 252 i Organizations 

Placing phocos, senior 
jnny Young works on an 
organization spread. Young 
served as creative director 
and, along with a team of 
designers, was responsible 
for the design of the book. 
Photo byMindi Westhoff 

Editing stories, junior 

and seniors 

work during the third 
deadline. The editorial board 
stayed a few days after finals 
to complete the deadline. 
Photo by Mindi Westhoff 

Front row: Mindi Westhoff. Sara Wist, Rachaei Groseclose, Maria Nosal, Joanna Brenner, 
Jenny Young, Kara Beebe; Second row: Rachel Blanton, Meghan DeSanto. Sarah Thomas. 
Michelle Melton, Leslie Gavin. Kellie NowHn; Back row: Stephanie Hardman, Theresa 
Kattula, Lane Robbins, Tara Hepler, Revee TenHuisen, Nancy Daly. 

The dhestom Information 


• First published as the Schooima'am during the 1909-1910 school year 

• First volume was only 122 editorial pages as opposed to its current 408 pages 

• In 1962, the name was changed to The Bluestone 

• In 1980, feature stories were introduced to the book for the first time 

• The Bluestone staff earned their first awards in the late 1990s 

• In 2000, the book was placed among the top four college yearbooks in the country 

The Bluestone I 253 I 

•the breeze 

Waiting for stories to 

arrive. |unior 

checks her e-mail for any 

updates. Czartsy was the 

assistant news editor and 

worked with seniors Rachana 

Dixit and Dominic Desmond. 

both news editors. Photo 

courtesy of Evan Dyson 

Looking over past issues. 
senior l takes a 

break during a production 
day. The editorial board 
spent Sundays and Wednes- 
days producing the paper 
that was put in circulation 
the next day. Photo courtesy 
of Evan Dyson 

Front row: Caiit- Wliiic. KflK Fishei. Janessa KUdall. Dana Fiore, Nazia Mitiia: Second 
Row: \farv Frances Czarstv. Alicia Stetzer, Rachana Dixit. Matthew Stoss, Evan Dvson. 
Meghan O'Donnelh Third Row: John Galle. Lauren Pack. Jill Vaworski, Brian Sostak. 
Brittanv Hanger; Fourth Row: Brian Goodman. Brian Hansen. Eric Trott. Chris Swecker: 
Back row: Erik Pitzer, Graham Neal. Gil Harrison, Bryan Pope. 

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The Breeze Editorial Staff 

Advertising Staff 

Editor in Chief: Matthew Stoss 

Ads Manager: Meghan O'Donnell 

Managing Editor: Caite White 

Asst. Ads Manager: Bryan Pope 

News Editor: Rachana Dixit 

Specialty Advertising Executive: Lola Sizemore 

News Editor: Dominic Desmond 

Ads Design Lead: Brian Sostak 

Asst. News Editor: Mary Czartsy 

Asst. Ads Design Lead: Laura Egbert 

Sports Editor: John Galle 

Sports Editor: Brian Hansen 

Ads Executives: Dana Fiore, Phil Finch, 

Opinion Editor: Brian Goodman 

Brittany Hanger, Gil Harrison, Erin Riley 

Arts & Entertainment Editor: Jill Yaworski 

Risharddi Townes 

Arts & Entertainment Editor: Kelly Fisher 

Copy Editor: Jenessa Kildall 

Ad Designers: Chris Swecker, Eric Trott, 

Copy Editor: Alicia Stetzer 

Nazia Mitha, Lindsey Norment 

Art Director: Lauren Pack 

Photo Editor: Evan Dyson 

Online Editor: Erik Pitzer 

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■^ by Laura Becker 

Student journalists develop skills for the future. 

Named the Best Ail-Around Non-Daily Student 
Newspaper in the country b\- the Society of Profes- 
sional Journalists, The Breeze continued to bring 
news and entertainment to the campus community 
every Monday and Thursday. The Breeze varied in 
length and offered campus, regional, national and in- 
ternational news coverage along with entertainment 
reviews and sports coverage. The paper was distrib- 
uted at locations around campus and could always be 
spotted in morning classes as students scrambled to 
concjuer the bi-weekly Sudoku puzzles or crosswords. 

The Breeze employed writers, editors, pho- 
tographers, designers and advertisers, but anyone 
could volunteer to take photos, write stories, create 
graphics or work on the Web site. Volunteers were 
paid for their work after writing five articles or 
participating in five productions. 

Senior Matthew Stoss, editor in chief, strongly 
believed that The Breeze was a forum meant more 
for student writers than for student readers. "The 
first reason [it] existed was for students to learn to 
be journalists. Without The Breeze, I wouldn't have 
really started my career. It gave me the opportunity 
to write," said Stoss. "It's hands-on, and lets you 
build clips to show potential employers. You learn a 
lot more working for an actual ne^vspaper than you 
ever would sitting in a classroom." 

Stoss said he owed a lot to The Breeze because 
it prepared him for future employment in the 
journalism field. "If it weren't for working for The 
Breeze, I would have never gotten an internship. 
The opportunities that [The Breeze] creates if you 
put the effort into it are unbelievable," Stoss said. 

Sophomore Jeff Genota enjoyed being able lo 
showcase his interest in international affairs through 
his weekly column titled "In The Know." "I wanted 
to write because I felt that it was important to 
educate undergraduates about foreign policy and 
international affairs," said Genota. 

One of the most rewarding qualities The Breeze 
possessed was the opportunity it gave staff members 
to use their interests to create quality productions. 
"I enjoy being able to write down what I feel inside, 
and being able to improve my writing. It's kind of 
a passion to write something well and make a good 
argument about what you're trying to say," Genota 
said. The Breeze accepted both letters to the edi- 
tor and submissions for its "Darts and Pats" section 
from students. 

The friendly environment of The Breeze of- 
fice, located in Anthony-Seeger Hall, encouraged 
students to drop by and check out how production 
of the paper was run. Monthly meetings were held 
by section editors to allow writers and contributors 
to sign up for stories. A student could be mailed 
prospective stories by contacting a section editor. 
Information about The Breeze and its staff was 
available on the newspaper's Web site, which also 
provided full-length stories from the most recent 
issues of the paper. 

"I don't think there is any other group on cam- 
pus that has such a daily interaction with students 
because the paper lies around until the next one 
comes out," said Stoss. "Plus, anyone can write for 
the paper or submit letters to the editor. It is the 
most visible organization on campus." 

The brt&it Information 


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by Eleni Menoutis 

Student volunteers provide support to victims of sexual assault. 

Campus Assault ResponsE (CARE) was a stu- 
dent-established organization made up ot xoluntcers 
who offered conij^assioii and support to sexual assault 
survivors. Victims had a free and confidential sup- 
port system available to them, which included a tele- 
phone helpline service and a peer assistant program. 

Those who had been directly or indirectly 
affected by sexual assault could visit the Women's 
Resource Center for CARE assistance or call the 
helpline for information and crisis intervention. 
The private helpline service operated 24 hours a 
day, seven days a week for primary and secondary 
survivors of sexual assault and rape. 

"All CARE \()kmteers that operate the helpline 
ha\e undergone at least 30 hours of intensi\e train- 
ing," said senior Sarah Williams, CARE training co- 
ordinator. When victims called the CARE helpline, 
thev were directed to a voicemail where thev left a 
name and a number where thev could be reached. 
The CARE volimteer on call was then paged and 
responded to the message within \b minutes, ac- 
cording to Williams. 

CARE training was taken very serioush to ensure 
the Cjualitv of the group's services. It was competitive 
and not all who ajjplied trained or immediateh began 
as helpline operators. Sessions were mandatorw If 
prospective trainees could not attend for the required 
duration, their applications were filed for next semester's 

The trained CARE volunteers conferred with 
other health care professionals about sexual assault 
situations and served on an organizational commit- 
tee. CARE volunteers were able to actively support 
victims by helping them press charges and accompa- 

n\ ing them to court. 

It was not necessary to be trained in order to 
become a member of C.4RE. Those who were not 
trained were still a \ ital part of the organization 
and helped out w ith the campus-wide programs. All 
CARE members were involved in informing the uni- 
\ersit\' communit\' meinbers about its services, goals 
and fundraising acti\ ities. 

CARE provided educational programs and pre- 
sentations to individual organizations, clubs, classes 
and residence halls. A featured speaker was invited 
to the university to bring attention to the issues of 
sexual assault and rape. "We also annually per- 
form "Rape is not Sex,' which is a plav of sorts that 
discusses the stereotypes and m\'ths about rape and 
sexual assault," said W'illiams. 

There were many other university events that 
supported CARE and sexual assault prevention. Get 
Carded Day was held on the Commons and offered 
students helpful information cards explaining how to 
reduce their risk and what to do if they were sexuali\ 
assaulted. Take Back the Night was an evening de\ot- 
ed to ending \iolence against women. The Clothesline 
Project was a visual display of shirts made by those 
affected bv abuse and assault. CARE was the primary 
organization working toward ending assault against 
women and pro\'iding support for those affected. 

"CARE has held a special place in my heart since 
it began," said Hillary Wing-Richards, associate di- 
rector of the Office of Sexual Assault Prevention and 
Women's Resource Center. "CARE has weathered 
storms and ups and downs through the \ears, but be- 
cause it is such a valuable group on campus, it always 
survives, just like the siuvivors they work with." 

^lack 2x\d Latino 
Greek Caucus 

Founded in 1970, the Black and 
Latino Greek Caucus regulated 
and governed the relationships, 
standards and policies of all Black 
and Latino Greek-lettered organiza- 
tions at the imivensitv. Collabora- 
tion among groups was encouraged 
through community service, meet- 

ings and programs. 


•"ront row: Trent Buslev, Rvan Griffin. Nicolas Jaiamillo. Clii(|uiia Gross. Lucia Ro- 
as. Ladaisha Ballard. Brandon Borne; Second row: Renzo ()li;uin, Bvron Williams 
Taniika Jeffries, Anclia Jordan. Gina Harp. Ariel Francisco; Back row: Milionia 
Warner. Kameron Spencer. Rashad I'itsenbarger. Ghris Cooks. Brandon Artis. Paris 
-lamillon, Jackie Casallas. 

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Reading over training 
manuals, members of CARE 
educate themselves on the 
procedures of the organiza- 
tion. Previous experience 
was not a requirement for 
volunteers, therefore there 
was a rigorous training 
process. Photo courtesy of 
Brittany Vera 

Lending their attention, 
CARE volunteers watch a 
demonstration during train- 
ing. The training process 
was very demanding and 
required dedication and 
committment. Photo courtesy 
of Brittany Vera 

Front row: Stephanie Tigue. Caitlin Howard, Maria Gandolfo, Kimberly Rodgers; Back 
row: Sarah VViliiams, Katie Daniels, Emily Butzer, Charlotte Lynn Libby, Brittany Vera. 

1 *Vlr 

3\ack Student Alliance 

The Black Student Alliance served 
as a support group and community 
for minority students. The group 
represented and articulated the 
issues of minority students and of- 
fered support during the orientation 
of Black students and their involve- 
ment in university activities. 

Front row; Pamela Carbajal, Quinncee Payne, Muso Chukwu: 
Saxton, Elizabeth Osunwo, Kellv Greer. 

Back row: Treshona 

CARE 12571 


Spinning the wheel. CS-L 
members draw names of hope- 
ful ASB winners. The program 
was so popular. CS-L used a 
lottery system to ensure fair- 
ness when signing up for tnps 
Photo by Revee TenHuisen 

CTH^RiNG together, junior^, 

and senior '-y Dear 

work on the CS-L schedule 
board. CS-L offered service 
opportunities that included 
semester-long placements. 
community projects and ASB 
trips. Photo by Mindi Westhoff 

Front row: I'.arl) Eccles, Dani Goodson. Kelly Greer, Kelh Guinan, Kaitlni tlustei 
Second row: Becca Bourne. Caitlyn Boyer. Whitney Dear. Debbie Fox: Third row 
Lorelei Esbenshade. Walt Ghant. Jill Treac\ ; Back row: Andrew Mills, Dana Farrill 
Rich Harris. Lanren Franson. 

K^^o-L inTorrna'vion 

Mission Statement: 


Community Service-Learning was a partnership joining 

• Alternative Break Program 

students, faculty, staff and the surrounding communi- 

• Alumni Service Break program 

ties by identifying and coordinating intentional service 

• America Reads and Community Work 

opportunities to cultivate social responsibility and life- 


long learning, thereby fostering a generation of leaders 

• Community Projects Program 

committed to positive social change. 

• JMU Alumni Chapters hosting |MU 

Alternative Break Teams 


• Partnership with JMU Alumni Relations 

• Founded in 1986 by faculty members Cecil Bradfield 

• Placement & Support for Course-based 

and Ann Myers 


• Developed from the belief that service was the heart 

• Service-Learning Resource Center 

of higher education 

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'oi'Ks on^Ki|^Hning ser- 
vice fair. ThKnBual serVi^ 

fair was held in February ari 

provided scudencs wich an 

opportunicy to learn about 

national and incernacionali 

organizations such as Peacr' 

Corps. AmeriCorps an 

Teach for America. Photo b 

Mindi Westhoi 




by Jean Han 

CS-L encourages community service locally and abroad. 

Man\' students did not know what Community 
Service-Learning (CS-L) was or what it did. It was 
a method of teaching in which students learned and 
developed through active participation in thought- 
fully organized community service. 

CS-L coordinated partnerships with more than 
75 service agencies to help meet the needs of the 
communitv and improve the standard of living in 
the Shenandoah Valley. About 700 students volun- 
teered each semester in Harrisonburg and par- 
ticipated in events that included the International 
Festival, the Service Fair and the Hunger Banquet. 

CS-L offered service opportunities in the local 
community to meet the diverse interests of students, 
faculty and staff. One of the ways students partici- 
pated was through semester placements, in which stu- 
dents took service-learning courses that placed them 
\vith local agencies in the communit)' for a semester. 

Students could get involved through Community 
Projects, a partnership that matched community 
needs with university students and professional 
groups. "Community projects is one of our primary 
functions," said Harris. "Community agencies have 
events and projects they need help with and contact 
our offices; then individual students, organizations 
and clubs can get matched up. CS-L is sort of like a 
matching service." 

Students could also reach communities outside 
the area through the Alternative Break Program 
(ASB). About 250 students fully immersed them- 
selves in national and international communities. 
There were 25 ASB trips over spring break; five 
of which were international and went to Dominica, 
Jamaica, the Dominican Republic and Guatemala. 

Students volunteered in soup kitchens, planted trees, 
repaired trails, constructed playgrounds and most im- 
portantly, built relationships with those they helped. 

"This has been an exciting year for the Alter- 
native Break Program," said Lorelei Esbenshade, 
director of ASB. "There has been incredible inter- 
est from the student body in participating on all of 
the trips, we have an outstanding and passionate 
group of leaders, and the faculty and staff of JMU 
has been very supportive and willing to get involved. 
The strength of the program lies in the enthusiasm 
and collaboration received from the entire campus." 

In response to the destruction of the Gulf 
Coast by Hurricane Katrina, CS-L offered trips 
that focused on rebuilding New Orleans, La. "A 
big thing that happened last year with CS-L and 
we are planning again this year is the hurricane 
relief trips," said Esbenshade. "We sent three trips 
last year and this year we will send two; there is an 
ASB trip going to New Orleans over spring break 
and another group in May." 

In the past, CS-L helped the university win 
several service volunteer awards. The university was 
highly ranked on the U.S. News and World Reports 
list for service-learning programs, as well as on The 
Princeton Review. CS-L helped the university rank 
No. 2 nationally in mid-size universities for active 
Peace Corps volunteers, with 65 active alumni, and 
rank No. 138 for all time Peace Corps volunteers, 
with 288 alumni having served. 

"We are a continuing service," said Harris. "I'm 
proud to be a part of an organization that allows for 
our faculty and students to get involved not only in 
our local community but in the world community." 

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Spiritua ity 

Bring Your Own Spirituality was a 
university organization dedicated to 
providing an open environment for 
students of different religious and 
secular backgrounds to come togeth- 
er in discussion. Members joined 
together in a free and responsible 
search for truth and meaning. 

Front row: Elizabeth Ross, Julie Caran: Back row; Revin Caran, Joe Doherty, Holly 
Boiling, Meredith Wessels. 

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v_y by Kati K 


The ladies of Tri Delta raise money for St. Jude Children's Research Hospital. 

Being recognized as the uni\eisit\"s soiorit\ Chap- 
ter of the Year in 2005 gave the ladies of Delta 
Delta Delta (Tri Delta) a great deal to li\e up to 
in 2006. They managed to earn their title while 
going above and beyond expectations, epitomiz- 
ing the values of their organization. "Service, 
philanthropy, academics and developing a strong 
character are all important ideals to members of Tri 
Delta, and that is reflected through om- top GPA 
ranking, strong communitv ser\ ice involvement and 
our members' involvement in outside activities," said 
senior Meagan Mihalko, former president. 

"Having been a part of Tri Delta since my fresh- 
man vear, I have seen our sorority morph into the 
strong Chapter of the Year it is now," said senior 
Beth Cromwell. 

One of the many ways Tri Delta stood out on 
campus was through its strong commitment to hu- 
manitarian causes. "More than anything, I'm proud 
of our philanthropic accomplishments," said Crom- 
well. In March of 2006, the ladies co-sponsored the 
first Run for Hope with Theta Chi fraternit}-. The 
5K raised money for Tri Delta's national philan- 
thropy, St. Jude Children's Research Hospital. In 
October, the ladies raised over $3,000 for St. Jude 
with their Charity Denim fundraiser, which took 
place during their Triple Play Week. "Charitv Denim 
is an event where designer jeans are sold at wholesale 
prices and a percentage of the profits go to a philan- 
thropic cause," explained Mihalko. "Our event was a 
huge success." 

While the ladies of Tri Delta took academics 
and philanthropy seriously, they managed to have 

a lot of fun as well. In ihc spring ihe\ participated 
in Greek Sing, an annual performance competition 
between all eight of the universitv's sororities. Their 
theme was "Deltas Gone Wild," and the sisters took 
home the award for Best Crowd Appeal. During the 
summer, four sisters, seniors Meagan Mihalko. Me- 
lissa Woolson and Stephanie Wilson and junior Kate 
Heubach, attended the Tri Delta Convention held in 
Hollywood, Calif. The Tri Delta Executive Office 
also recognized the chapter as a "two-star chapter," 
which, according to Mihalko, was "the highest honor 
a collegiate chapter [could] receive." 

In the fall, Tri Delta began one of its most 
important and fundamental activities: recruitment. 
The new members were carefullv selected through 
a complicated matching process. Although recruit- 
ment could be a verv time-consuming and tiring 
process, the ladies of Tri Delta did their best to make 
it fun through the incorporation of their recruitment 
theme, "Tri Deltas in Paradise," which featured tropi- 
cal music, leis and bright colors. Tri Delta initiated 43 
new members into its Iota pledge class. 

In November, the sisters participated in the 
appointment of a new officers' council, a process 
called slating. Members nominated each other 
for positions, and then a committee reviewed the 
nominations and selected the candidates it believed 
were most cjualified for the positions. Looking 
back, Mihalko said, "Tri Delta accomplished a 
lot over the past year." Most importantly, the 
group forged lifelong connections with each oth- 
er. "One of Tri Delta's purposes," said Mihalko, 
"is to establish a perpetual bond of friendship." 


Career Education Officers were 
peer educators who volunteered 
with the office of Career and Aca- 
demic Planning. The group pre- 
sented career workshops to organi- 
zations and residence halls. 

Front row; Lauicn Kinuiicy. Sarah SiiiiiiKHis; Back row: .\niy Bi ceding. Jennie Fhnn, 
C'handra Lane. 

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Dancing during Tri Delta's 

"Deltas Gone Wild" routine, 


entertains the crowd with her 

moves. The Tri Delta Executive 

Office recognized the Gamma 

Tau chapter for its accredita- 






tion plan, a report on the 
operations of the chapter. Photo 
by Mindi Westhoff 

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formance, the hands section 



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performs choreographed, 
synchronized background 
motions. The hands section 
practiced twice a week for 
the majority of spring semes- 
ter leading up to Greek Sing. 
Photo by Mindi Westhoff 


Front row: Allison Garfield. Sara Wist, Meagan Mihaiko, Tami Torano, Megan Johnson, 
Melissa VVoolson: Second row: Amanda Deutinger, Beth Cromwell. Heather Hussey, 
Priyanka Bhatia, Ariel Greenlee, Rachel Barker, Beth Vahabzadeh, Adriane Mullins, Sara 
Borsari, Lindsay Campbell, Amy Breeding, Rachel Couchenour, Sydney Paul; Third row: 
Kate Cogswell, Sarah Johannes. Heather Denucce, Stephanie Marino, Amanda Bornarth, 
Kimberly Simmons, Charlotte Claflin, Katie Bennett, Lindsey Troup, Carla Blumenthal, 
Katherine Cestare, Kim Fuhrmeister, Jaime Benator, Shannon Thacher; Fourth row: 
Laura MacNaughton. Lauren Hoffman, Kristin Birk, Emily Johnson, Michelle Panasie- 
wicz, Beth Cipollo. Beth Foster. Stephanie Graves. Elizabeth Wilkins.Juli Jacobs. Becca 
Webb, Caitlin Kuzma, Briana Marcantoni. Rebecca Trudel, Cristen Cravath; Fifth row: 
Ashley W' hite, Li Mcintosh, Katie Shaffer. Whitney Seulke, Heather Cote, Eve Brecker, 
Ashley Oakey, Lauren Maggitti, Erica Calys, Mary W^augaman. Stephanie Scamardella, 
Sara Shell, Ally Goff. Kristin Halberstadt, Kate Kennedy; Back row: Erica Walker, Grace 
O'Sullivan. Anne Blessing, Alii Marshall. Lauren Coble, Stephanie Galing, Lyndsay 
Hooper, Ashley Garcia, Alison Malinchak, Maggie Guy, Tamara Kinney, Sarah Fuchs, 
Danielle Buckley, Dana Vetter, Jackie Cole, Kim W^inters. 

Front row: Traise Rawlings. Molly Campbell. Jennifer Bishop, James Loizou, Morgan 
DeHaven, Danielle Fowler, Daniel Jurich, Christine Smith; Second row: Lauren Mur- 
phy, Jessi Lewis, Mike Fletcher. Anne Feild, W'ill Martz, Eric W'uestewarld, Corbin 
Craft, John Pierce; Back row: Garrett Johnson. Will Fawlev, Andrew Williams. Ryan 
Hoiman, Drew Massengill, Robert Gordon, David Garland. 


Cinemuse was the university's pre- 
mier film club that aimed to educate 
the community about classic, inde- 
pendent and foreign films through 
exposure, discussion and analysis. 
The group was founded in 2005 
and hoped to help aspiring directors, 
screenwriters and actors come togeth- 
er to explore their interest in film 
through various activities and events. 

Delta Delta Delta 126! 

•delta Sigma theta sorority, inc. 

Sharing memories, a 

scrapbook displays Delta 

Sigma Theta's red and black 

colors The book was one of 

many scrapbooks available 

for viewing at the Delta 

Sigma Theta luncheon. Photo 

by jewels Cundrum 

Enjoying time 
with sisters, alumna 
Marcma Williams dmes at 
the Delta Sigma Theta lun- 
cheon for alumnae and cur- 
rent members. The luncheon 
was held in the Highlands 
Room and celebrated the 
sorority's 35th anniversary. 
Photo by jewels Gundrum 

Performing during a step 
show, members of Delta 
Sigma Theta incorporate 
their "Supergirl" theme 
The sorority was founded 
in 1913 at Howard Univer- 
sity by 22 women. Photo by 
Mmdi Westhoff 

Front row: Kanieron Spencer, Chiquita Cross. Linia Duncan. 

Circle K 

Circle K was started in 1936 by Ki- 
wanis International and became the 

largest collegiate service organiza- 
tion in the world. The organization 
performed service projects through- 
out the communit\' to promote 

service, fellowship and leadership. 

Front row; BlII.i Taul. |,iiiiu- t^iiiiiui, Al.iiii.i \ iii.niu. lUliia Paul. ,S('iii\.i Dtsai; 
Second row: Linda Laarz. Mamit- SiU-n. Jcniiilci Sthwarl/, Emily Thornton, .Allison 
Forrest, Snzanne Fleming; Back Row: Parag I'ai ikh. Meredith Wessels, .Avery Daugh- 
ert\. Holly Boiling, Matthew Sears, 

1 262 I Organizations 

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DST members participate in events like Adopt- A- Highway to better the community. 


Delta Sigma Theta Sorority, Inc. strove to make 
a difference at the university on the basis of schol- 
arship, sisterhood and service. As the first Black 
Greek organization chartered on campus, the Iota 
Alpha chapter was private and nonprofit. 

Delta Sigma Theta's most important principle 
was to offer both assistance and support through its 
reputable programs in the community. The orga- 
nization established a five-point thrust system that 
served as the root of these programs. The five-point 
thrust consisted of economic development, educa- 
tional development, international awareness and 
involvement, political awareness and involvement 
and physical and mental health. "Our main goal was 
service to our surrounding community and fellow 
peers," said senior Chiquita Cross. 

The members of Delta Sigma Theta worked ex- 
tremely hard to contribute as much as they could 
to both the campus and the community. This 
included church clean-ups and the Adopt-A-High- 
wa)- program. On Saturdays, the sorority mentored 
local girls aged 11-14 as part of a program known 
as Delta Academy. The girls were tutored in the 
areas of technology, self-esteem and academic suc- 
cess. The sorority's Miracle on 35th Street toy drive 
provided 75 children at the Boys & Girls Clubs of 
America with a day of fun activities. Every child 
received a gift from the drive. 

Delta Sigma Theta started the year with its an- 
nual back to school barbecue before classes started. 
It was an opportunity for incoming freshmen to 
mingle with and meet other students. 

The chapter commemorated its 35th anniversary 
in 2006 and members organized a weekend of activi- 

ties. Many chapter alumnae attended the celebration, 
including eight of the 1 1 charter members. 

The sorority and its members were awarded 
manv honors. Senior Linia Duncan, vice president, 
won the coveted honor of Ms. Madison during 
Homecoming. One of the biggest accomplishments 
for Delta Sigma Theta was winning the Center for 
Multicultural Student Services-sponsored Home- 
coming step show competition. The women not only 
placed first, but also received Best Costume and 
Best Entrance recognitions. "We work very hard to 
balance schoolwork, jobs, executive board positions 
in other organizations, a personal life, and Delta 
Sigma Theta, and we usually excel in all areas," said 
junior Tiffany Griffin. 

Delta Sigma Theta joined with Kappa Alpha Psi 
Fraternity, Inc., to plan Code Red Weekend, an event 
that raised money for the Valley AIDS Network. Sev- 
eral exciting events took place, including the Blackout 
Party, which was co-sponsored by the Black Student 
Alliance. One of the sorority's main events was its an- 
nual date auction, called Choose Your Flavor. 

The members of Delta Sigma Theta worked to- 
gether diligently to accomplish their goals while mak- 
ing a positive difference. "I love being a Delta and 
furthermore a Delta in this chapter. We do so much, 
and it is time consuming, yet it is so rewarding to 
know that you helped to make something happen on 
this campus," said Cross. "Every day, we're out there 
representing those letters Delta Sigma Theta, trying 
to help those who may not know or understand who 
we are or what we're about. We knew this wasn't go- 
ing to be easy when we decided to become members, 
but nothing worth being a part of ever is easy." 

Club Swimming 

Club Swimming allowed students of 

all levels to develop their swimming 

skills while making new friends. 

The club held two-hour practices 

five days a week and students could 

compete in swim meets. 

Front row: Meghan Uncapher, Will Waite, Theresa DeCoursey, .^udra Socinski, Emily 
Braun, Emily Barker, Dana Humbert, Mandi Reeder: Second row: Molly McHarg, John 
Gullickson, Megan Kennedy, Jessica Novak, Katelyn Hodges, Sarah Bowling, Courtney 
Rejzer, Christa Samaha; Back row: Melissa Dunn, Beth Strickler, Pat Allgier, Annie 
Marks, Kelly Patullo, Molly-Armine Manwaring, Adrienne O'Rourke. 

Delta Sigma Theta Sorority, Inc. 1 263 I 

•equestrian club 

me reins 

by Victoria Shelor 

Equestrian Club members compete in regional horse shows. 

While striving to enhance horsemansliip skills, 
the members of the Equestrian Club bonded over a 
common love for horseback riding, competition and 
horses themselves. 

The Equestrian Club was established in 1994. 
Members trained under a new coach, Debbie Crist, 
an alumna of the universitv with over 30 \ears of 
experience in riding, showing and coaching hunt 
seat equitation. 

The club recently relocated and began riding out 
of a new barn, Brilee Farms, outside of New Mar- 
ket, Va. The facility was primarily a western reining 
barn, Init welcomed all riding disciplines. It provided 
the club with a state-of-the-art riding ring and the 
opportunity for the riders to improve their skills and 
prepare for competitions. 

The club competed in several regional intercol- 
legiate horse shows. The Tournament of Champions 
at Hollins University was its first show in which it 
competed against schools from all o\er the East 
Coast. At its first regular season horse show, hosted 
by Radford University, the imiversity's team placed 
third among a number of Virginia colleges. The 
team's fall season horse shows took place at Hollins 
University where the team placed seventh, and at 
Randolph Macon Women's College and Bridge- 
water College where it placed fourth in bi^h. In the 
spring, the team also competed at the University of 
Virginia, Sweet Briar College, Hollins University 
and Bridgewater College. 

Anywhere from eight to 15 members of the club 
were invited to ride at the horse shows. "Man) club 
members come and cheer on our competing mem- 
bers," said senior Emily W'ilkins. Crist selected these 

members on the basis of their riding abilities and 
how much effort the\' put in the club and in practices 
throughout the season. "Still, the riders rotate for 
each horse show," said Wilkins. 

"We ride the hosting school's horses," Wilkins 
said. "Before each part of the competition begins, the 
rider will pick the name of a horse out of a hat and 
that will be the horse they will compete on for the 
day," she said. 

The shows provided something for everyone, 
from beginner walk and trot to open three-foot jump- 
ers. The club had riders in each division and everv 
rider was vital in securing points for the entire team. 

The club participated in Ride With Pride, a 
therapeutic riding organization that helped those 
with disabilities through alternative therapy with 
horses. "This was our first year working with this 
specific program," Wilkins said. 

Club members went to the farm once or twice a 
week to muck out the stalls, groom the horses or assist 
with riding lessons. "We also raised money to donate 
to the Jimmy Fund to support the fight against 
cancer," Wilkins said. 

Working with Mercy House, members of the 
Etjuestrian Club created holiday fruit baskets and 
cooked dinner for those in need around Thanks- 
giving. Aroinid the holiday season and Valentine's 
Day, the club created festive cards to disti ibute to 
musing homes in the Harrisonburg area. 

"It was wonderful to be so close to such a great 
group of students that share the same passions about 
riding and horses," Wilkins said. "The club has 
allowed me to do so many great things and create 
friendships that will last a lifetime." 


College Republicans 

The College Republicans had been 
actively involved with the univer- 
sity and in the Harrisonburg area 
for over 20 years. They promoted 
conservative values such as Constitu- 
tional freedoms and limited go\ern- 
ment b)' campaigning at national, 
state, local and campus levels. 

Front row: Setli Binstcd. I. aura Fcnno. I. .una Priinci. l)i'\()n Harris. Julia Pagones, 
Juliana Comer; Second row: .Astu-lv liertoiii. Astiton Brown. Kathryn McAbee. Tory 
Federwisch, Kellv O'Brien: Bacl< row: \ticliael Varborough. Jarrett Ray, Mike Sargent, 
Eric Lane, .Anthon\ Riedcl. [ohn l^rake. 

1 264 I Organizations 

Trotting on horseback. 

sophomore Danielle Par- 
kinson compeces in the Ad- 
vanced Walk Trot Canter. 
Equestrian members earned 
points for participation in 
events and competitions and 
each member was required 
to earn at least 18 points 
per semester. Photo courtesy 
of Teresa Garbee 

Posing with their awards, 
Equestrian Club members 
celebrate finishing third 
place at Regionals. The 
Equestrian Club consisted of 
about 50 members with 10 
to 20 members competing in 
intercollegiate shows. Photo 
courtesy of Teresa Garbee 

Front row: Sarah Petri, Bridget Holroyd, Hillar\ Williams, Kari Kilgore. Danielle 
Parkinson, Katie Johnson. Stephanie Knowles, Teresa Garbee, Lyndsey Russell, Emily 
Wilkins: Second row: Jennifer Baumler, Elizabeth Lange. Anne Toms, Bryn Irwin, 
Courtney Henderson, Nina Bence. Bridget Cere, Lauren Jones, Micheai Fuzy; Third 
row: Taralyn Wiggins, Rosalie Chilton, Morgan Hughes, Megan Hughes, Leslie Carlson, 
Megan McKee. Rachel Bray. Paige Bahr, Tara Nemith, Elizabeth Ellis. Devon Rowan. 
|anelle Nadeau; Back row: Adrianna Nannini, Lindsay Harris, Jennifer Arthur. Jenna 
Kisenhart. Lindsay Scaife, Samantha Baer, Amber Mendres, Carter Shewbridge, Lee 
StClair, Amanda Litton, Maggie Foley, Allison Smyrl, Ashley Farina. 


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Panes Theatre 

Dance Theatre was a group open 
to dance and theatre majors and 
minors that encouraged interest 
in the community and on campus 
about art and art education. Mem- 
bers shared their creative talents 
by working at retirement communi- 
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Front row: Dawn Young, Sarah Burke, Ashley Tucker, Karin Anderson. Eve Karlin; 
second row: Christina Joyner. Annelise Egan, Laura Tutino, Katie Houff, Jaymie Bou- 
dreau; Back row: Jillian Boelte, Kathleen Ferraro, Sara Hoke, Chloe Wendt, Danielle 
Figueroa, Sarah Lokitis. 

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Matt Beck: Back row: Seth Doleman. Kyle Huchison. Nathaniel Baker. Mattliew Dun 
Chris Talkv, Jasun Itam. 

Pelta Epsibn Chi 

Delta Epsilon Chi was a professional 
organization and the local chaptei- 
of DECA Inc. The organization 
fostered an appreciation of the 
American free enterprise system 
and provided leadership and career- 
oriented opportunities to develop 
future leaders in marketing. 

Front row: k.iiir ( ohict. Fariba Babaeizadeh, Am.iiul.i Kri iis. Krisiin |(ilinsun; Second 
row: Lauren Carlson, Stephanv Barber. Mary-Colleen Mmijlu, Antlu)n\ KiMer; Back 
row: Rex Bradford. John Beltrane. Bobby Flook.Joe Rishell. 

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Exit 245 uses talent and hunnor to attract enthusiastic crowds time after time 

Exit 245 was an all-male a cappella group that 
enthralled audiences with its amazing beat-box and 
singing abilities. The group's songs ranged from all- 
time favorite Disney classics such as "A Whole New 
World" from "Aladdin" to "Fix You" by Coldplay. 

The men of Exit 245 came across as an easygo- 
ing group of guys. "Many of the best friends I made 
at JMU have come from this group," said senior 
Mike Cordingley, president of Exit 245. "It is incred- 
ible to watch the group dynamics change over 
the past four years, but one thing has remained 
constant and that is the friendships formed through 
the group. Another incredible thing about being in 
Exit [245] is that we work our butts off rehearsing, 
learning new music, touring up and down the east 
coast and it all pays off when we get the response 
we want from a crowd because they like what they 
hear and how we perform." 

The responses to Exit 245's performances proved 
that all the members' hard work really did pay off. 

Exit 245 was placed on the 2007 "Best of College 
A Cappella (BOCA)" album, produced by Varsity Vo- 
cals. Its cover of "Fix You" was selected for the album. 
"It feels amazing to be selected to be on 'BOCA' 
2007," said Cordingley. "We have worked extremely 

hard as a group and to be receiving that kind of 
recognition makes it all feel worth it. It is such a great 
honor to be selected to be a part of something as well 
respected as the 'BOCA' compilations." 

Exit 245 participated in concerts for programs 
such as Operation Santa Claus in which the profits 
were contributed to a variety of causes. On Dec. 8, 
the group performed at one of its biggest concerts 
of the year, the Exam Slam Cram Jam, an event 
organized with the hope of providing students with 
an entertaining way to wind down before final exam 
week. At the concert, which was performed to a full 
house, four new songs were premiered. The event 
featured a full lighting rig and professional sound 
system. The crowd went wild over the hilarity of Exit 
245's intermission video, which featured the group 
members' transformation from "geek to sleek." The 
event also gave the group the opportunity to honor 
senior James Minnix, as it was his last concert of his 
four years with the group. 

"We are also hoping to record a new CD next 
semester to be released in the fall of 2007," said 
Cordingley. "A consistent goal in Exit is to continue 
to push the envelope with the caliber of our perfor- 
mances and our music." 

Eta Sigma Gsimma 

The goal of Eta Sigma Gamma was 
to enhance student knowledge and 

appreciation of the health disci- 
pline. The group sponsored Stack- 
ing Up Against Hunger, a week- 
long event dedicated to collecting 
canned food for local food shelters. 

Front row: Melissa Carrithers. Laura Higgins. Chrysta Terenzi. Ashley Roberts; Second 
row: Kristi Schoenfelder, Meagan Stanford, Jennifer Bock, Michelle Solomon; Back row: 
Joseph Signorino, Katelyn Pennisi, Anne Blair, Kristen Flanagan. 

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by Stephen Brown 

Fencing Club members duel it out while forming lasting bonds. 

The Fencing Club offered its members plenty of 
opportunities to play a unique sport and meet new 
and interesting people. 

Merriam-Webster's dictionary defined fencing 
as "the art or practice of attack and defense with 
the foil, epee, or saber." A student-run organiza- 
tion, the Fencing Club epitomized the virtues of 
fencing. Junior and Vice President of the Fencing 
Club Duncan Bell said, "There's something very 
cool about the concept of fencing." 

The clubs practices varied, but followed a basic 
outline. Foin^ training and instructional sessions were 
held each week, two for beginners and two for ad- 
vanced members. Conditioning drills and proper stance 
practice would usualK' open a training session, followed 
by the actual application of learned technicjues. 

Although the sport of fencing retiuired great 
skill and footwork, the club was open to anyone 
at any experience level, from both the imiversitv 
and Harrisonburg communities. In fact, it was not 
unusual to have two people of vastly different age 
groups fence with each other. The only criterion 
for match competitions was the respective skill 
level of each participant. 

The club participated in various tournaments 
throughout the year, which were sponsored by the 
United States Fencing Association (USFA), the 
governing body for American fencing. Tt) partici- 
pate, interested participants registered with USFA 
and paid a $50 fee that allowed them to partici- 
pate in tomnaments for up to one vear. The club 
held two tournaments in February and March, 
bringing a high level of competitive fencing to the 
university community. 

Some of the club's members were tjuite profi- 
cient, with five members ranked by USFA. USFA 
used an A to E ranking scale. An A constituted 
Olympic-level fencers. Three club members earned a 
D and two earned an E. The onh' way to get ranked 
was to win. not just place in, a tournament. "All of 
\our success as a fencer is through you, and so are all 
of your failures," said Bell. 

Members also participated in several teambuild- 
ing and social events. In the spring, the club held a 
social that brought members together outside of a 
fencing atmosphere for a night t)f dancing and fiui. 
The club also orchestrated video scavenger hunts, 
where objectives ranged from buving 37 cents worth 
of gas to swimming in Newman Lake. These events 
encoiuaged tighter relationships between members 
and bridged the gap between beginners and ad- 
vanced members. 

The future of the Fencinij Club looked brisht, 
although mostly at the expense of the university's 
varsity team. The team was placed on the chop- 
ping block due to Title IX requirements, and 
so the Fencing Club prepared for the increased 
ecjuipment and funding that would accompan)- the 
team's disappearance. Expected ecjuipment in- 
cluded a renovated practice room, new sabers and 
padding and sensors that detected when a blow was 
landed on an opponent. 

The Fencing Club forged strong friendships 
throughout the \ear that kept members coming 
back. Sophomore Sarah Ta\lor said, "Even if stab- 
bing my friends for fun wasn't entertaining enough, 
I would be compelled to keep coming to practice 
just for the people." 

Fashion Pesign Club 

The Fashion Design Club began in 
2003 and its purpose was to keep 

up-to-date with the latest fash- 
ion trends while giving students a 
chance to design and showcase their 
own work. In 2006 the club held its 
first annual Spring Fashion Sho\v. 

Front row: Nicole Brii^ai^liaiui. I..mrt'n llill. Aiiml.i Anioako. Jessica Sgucglui. l..iin 
Robbins: Back row: Laiircn M.iwii, I'.iisa Tlionipson, l.\'ndsav Hooper. Jennitci Ross 
Emily Mait)n. 

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Finding her size, sopho- 
more Nicole Lee selects her 
fencing jacket. Jackets were 
equipped with a cable con- 
nected to a scoring console. 
Photo by Mindi Westhoff 

Competing in a match. 

sophomore Tiiv : ilvv 
jjphi:;;, and Walter Canther 
try to earn points in the 
target spots. There were 
over 100 collegiate fencing 
programs nationwide. Photo 
by Saroh Thomas 

Front row: Carolyn Stewart, Laura Robbins, Sarah Taylor, Nicole Haibert, Nicole Lee; 
Second row: Jenna Debs, Beth Lacy, David Blore, Will Brown, Claudia Gutierrez, Timmy 
Jopling; Back row: Stephen Schiller, Mike Dreyfuss, Brent Kohler, Scott Bell, Duncan Bell. 

Front row: Vinod Nourayan, Pratik Banjade, Khalid Nadim, Nishal Patel, Wei Wu, Mat- 
thew Getts; Second row: Soniya Desai, Sumiti Chopra, Leena Patel, Nehali Shah, Helna 
Patel; Back row: Doyeon Kim, Reetika Sethi, Heeral Bhalala, Anika Mascarenhas. 

International Student 

The International Student Associa- 
tion was a social organization that 
created a safe environment for inter- 
national students and enhanced the 
awareness of diversity on campus. 
The group held international din- 
ners and sponsored a culture show 
in the spring to both embrace and 
promote interaction among students 
of all backgrounds. 

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check-in sheet, sophomores 

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has been properly returned. 
FLOC helped to manage the 

equipment and sign in for the 

Marching Royal Dukes. Photo 

by Mindi Westhoff 

Organizing the flags and 

poles, juniors Michell 

Drauszewski and Suzrinn. 

Gendreau pack up equipment. 

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Front row: Stephanie Monroe, Vicki Stratton, Ashiee Schade. Erica Lamber, Katrina 
Finch; Second row: Ralph Hill, Caitlin Stevens, Patty Jacobsen, Catherine Nighten- 
gale, Jen Bon; Back row: Michelle Lainen Allison, Erin Johnson, Suzanne 
Gendreau, Laura Gooding. 

JMU ^reakdancin^ 

The Breakdance Club was created 
in 1997 to promote hip-hop culture 
at the university and focused on 
fellowship, creativity and combat- 
ing adversity. In the spring, the club 
hosted CIRCLES, a competition 
featuring breakdance groups from 
across the nation. 

Front row: Jessica Johnston, Raphael Villacrusis, Lindsay Jaworski; Second row: Buddy 
Rushing. Sarah Thomas, Jacque Marrow, Tiffany Tran, Jin Song, Richard Kim, Jeremy 
Jackson, Amanda Jaworski; Third row: Molly Hoffman, Kelly Mixon, Emily Baldo, Em- 
ily Carter, John McCaulley, T.J. Hill. Eric Trott. Matthew Lowman. Deborah Archer; 
Back row: Aaron Walker, Rachel Beth Fame, Patrick Page, Pal Tucker, Slink Davis, 
Darinde Gijzel, Erik Bates, John Telefeyan, John Real, Rex Bradford, James Poyner. 

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Enthusiasts form a new club to support colorguard members. 

by Kati Kitts 

Most students were familiar with the award-win- 
ning Marching Ro)ai Dukes (MRD) who performed 
during halftime of every home football game. Con- 
sequently, most students were also familiar with the 
flag-twirling and rifle-tossing sections that brightened 
up the shows every year. What most students did not 
know, however, was that the colorguard had its own 
organization to brighten things up: a newly formed 
club called For the Love of Colorguard (FLOC). 

"For the Love of Colorguard, affectionately nick- 
named FLOC, is an organization here at JMU that 
works to help the JMU colorguard," explained junior 
Michelle Drauszewski. "We've officially been an 
organization here at JMU for one semester, and with 
marching band, it sure has been a busy semester!" 

During football season, FLOC members took 
an inventory of all the flags owned by MRD, many 
more than it used for shows. This involved cleaning 
and sorting stacks of bins and poles stored in the 
basement of Eagle Hall. Throughout the season, a 
FLOC committee was in charge of bringing snacks 
to the colorsuard in the stands at all the football 
games. "We work really hard to keep the morale 
high during the season," said Drauszewski. At the 
conclusion of the season, FLOC members helped 
the colorguard equipment managers collect all the 
equipment and uniforms, making sure the turn-in 
process ran smoothly. 

Off duty, the members of FLOC maintained a 
close bond with the rest of the colorguard. "I get 
along really well with [everyone]," said Drauszewski. 
"It's a unique atmosphere because we work together 
on the marching band field, off the marching band 
field and we enjoy hanging out with each other 

socially. They are like a family away from home!" 

In addition to supporting the colorguard, FLOC 
helped local high school groups. In the spring, it 
invited every high school and middle school within a 
40-minute drive to attend a weekend clinic. "It was 
a two-day mini-camp where we had weapons and 
dance, advanced flag and dance and beginner flag 
and dance," said sophomore Erica Lambert. "Every- 
one in FLOC was involved, from being choreogra- 
phers to techs, as well as helping with registration, 
equipment and other various jobs. Our theme was 
'Guard on Broadway,' with each group picking a 
Broadway song to choreograph to." 

FLOC also played a major role in getting the 
newly formed winterguard on its feet. "The JMU 
Winterguard was sponsored by FLOC. Financial 
things were done through FLOC, and we tried to 
help with the organization as much as we could," said 
senior Erin Johnson. "We made a donation to the 
JMU Winterguard to help lower membership dues 
and give that group a good start." 

FLOC was set up like a Greek organization, with 
recruitment in fall and spring. "This organization is 
amazing because of its members. It is such a dynamic 
group of people who are dedicated to helping oth- 
ers," said graduate Patty Jacobsen. "I joined because 
I love Colorguard and it was a great opportunity to 
get involved; I stayed because I fell in love with this 
organization and what we do." 

"We've had a ton of growth in the last year, and 
the future looks amazing for us," said Johnson. "We 
really feel that we can make a difference and sup- 
port colorguard. Everything we do is For the Love 
of Colorguard." 

Front row: Brian Lundgren, Dave Carbone, Michael Wzorel;, Brian Temple, Andrew Wright, 
Drew Bowman; Second row: Blake Heimall, John Dondero, Ryan Leeolou. Mitch Davey, 
Chris Lewis, Kevin Surmaceweiz, Craig Dixon, Andrew Smith, Daniel Simpkins, Zak Devesty; 
Third row: Asa Kurland, Jared Brown, Jeff Dixon, Conor Larkin, Simon Goldberg; Back row: 
Jordan Goldberg, Dan Wears, Chris Gwaltney, Neal Speas, Adam Hahn, David Baskervill, Jus- 
tin Hayes, Mickey Nagle, J.M. O'Toole, Mike Gerrity, Cole Smith, Pat Thornton, Kai Steuer. 

Kappa Alpha Order 

The purpose of Kappa Alpha Order 
was to uphold the ideals of gentle- 
manly conduct and respect for the 
reverence of God and women. In 
addition to holding social events, 
brothers of Kappa Alpha Order de- 
voted tiine to raising money for the 
American Cancer Society and their 
philanthropy, the Muscular Dystro- 
phy Association. 

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Members of IFC manage inter-fraterni 

Comnuinit) service was at the heart of the In- 
terfraternity Council (IFC) as members kept them- 
selves busy putting on various events that bettered 
the community. IFC was the governing body of 
the men's fraternities at the university. In conjunc- 
tion witli the Panhellenic Council, IFC worked to 
enhance Fraternity and Sorority Life as well as help 
the university and greater global communities. 

"Our purpose is to promote the overall (]uality 
of fraternity life at JMU. In addition, we work to 
coordinate the inter-fraternal relationship between 
social fraternities at JMU," said senior Philip C.ior- 
dano, IFC president. "We aim to protect our ideals 
and standards as fraternity men, which include but 
are not limited to community service, high sciiolas- 
tic achievement and brotherhood." 

IFC worked hard to create a sense of comnui- 
nitw and many of its events were centered on gi\ing 
back to the surrounding area. 

"I feel like we have accomplished a lot this past 
year by sponsoring community service events, host- 
ing speakers, proposing higher academic standards 
and creating a forum where chapters can share 
their ideas, concerns and upcoming events," said 
junior Robert Kramer, public relations chair. 

In conjunction with Panhellenic and Relay for 
Life, IFC sponsored Chad Crittenden's appear- 
ance at the university in April 2006. Crittenden, a 
contestant on the hit TV show, "Sinvivor: Vanu- 
atu," presented "Discovering the Will to Survive," a 
program that focused on his journey from being a 
cancer survivor to his appearance on the show. 

The IFC also co-sponsored the "Why Wait... 
Donate!" program that collected used blankets, 

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y relationships. 

comforters and otiier items liial would have other- 
wise been thrown away by students mo\ing out of 
dorms and donated them to the needy. 

"We have put on a variety of philanthropic 
events such as Greek Week to [raise] thousands of 
dollars for philanthropies such as Habitat for Hu- 
manity and Camp LInali," said IFC Treasurer Alan 
Crouch. "We also teamed up with other organiza- 
tions such as the [Student Government Association] 
to help raise money for the Big Event." Other events 
IFC co-sponsored with the SGA were a canned food 
drive and "Robert's Rules of Order," a seminar to 
help chapter meetings rim more efficiently. 

IFC put considerable effort into helping frater- 
nities become the best they could be. "Direct feed- 
back is vital to our success and making IFC a valuable 
resource to our community," said Giordano. 

According to Kramer, men's fraternities were 
relatively new to the universit)', since it only became 
coed in recent history. This created opportunities 
to craft positive traditions within the chapters and 
guided them toward discovering their full potentials 
as fraternities. "Creating a forum where chapters 
can share their ideas, concerns and upcoming events 
is important to have," said Kramei'. 

Giordano was especially proud that IFC com- 
pleted its resource manual over the past year. "We 
surveyed chapters and the most common needy ar- 
eas were combated with solutions to the problems," 
said Giordano. "They were distributed to chapters 
to help all chapters work toward excellence." 

The IFC strove to ensure friendship and coor- 
dination among social fraternities and to promote 
fraternal life and values. 

Kappa Kappa Psi 

Kappa Kappa Psi was a national 
honorary coed band service fra- 
ternity with members from the 
Marching Royal Dukes, the band 
program and the School of Mu- 
sic. The Eta Omicron chapter was 
founded in 1980 and assisted the 
director of bands in developing 
enthusiasm and leadership. 

Front row: Tara Harrison, .Anne C'armack. Kclsry Fraser, Kathim Pearso, Courtney 
Moore, Asliley Hamrick: Second row: Fdward Savoy, Rachel Hutcliins. Frica Lambert, 
Crystal Ptiiilips. Annaka Welt\. Katlirvn Cicdney, Jessica Cutler; Third row: CA'tithia 
Monthie. Matttiew \A'aIlace. Suzanne Gendreau. Kim Wisener, Michelle Drauszewski, 
Rachel Ledebuhr: Back row: Lacie Martin, Taniara Stroud, Wes Evans, Chris Sziiba, 
Jessica Jones, Sam Howard. 

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Listening during a meeting. 
IFC executive members 
sophomore l.ii . I'l onds 
and graduate student Alan 
Crouch answer questions. 
IFC was the governing body 
for men's fraternities. Photo 
by Mindi Westhoff 

Front row: Jake Rhoads. Nathaniel Clarkson, Alan Crouch. Jonathan Swartz; Back row: 
Louis Burgdorf, Philip Giordano, Michael Buonocore, Robert Kramer. 

Kids Klub 

Kids Klub was an organization with 
approximately 50 members whose 
purpose was to enrich the lives of 
children in the Harrisonburg com- 
munity. Members helped children 
both educationally and recreational- 
ly by organizing activities at schools 
and serving as role models. 

Front row: Monica Fitzgerald. Gwendolyn Page, Kristin Gilbert, Brittney Pearce, Kelly 
Meehan, Kathleen Caggiano; Second row: L)nn Grubb, Kacie Morgan, Laura Fenno, 
Jackie Kurecki, Becki Wise, Heather Shuttleworth, Jacqueline Proffitt; Back row: 
Danielle Bean, Ryan Doren, Seth Binsted, Kim Burkins, Erica Waltrip, Adam Regula. 

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Front row; Renee Nice. Michelle Demski, Christy Ambis. Jessica Brown. Courtney Sheads; 
Second row: Sarah Stedman. NataHe Beth Shuber. Brett Batten, Teryn Oglesby; Back 
row: Susannah Thomson. Charlotte Martin, Ashley Moore, Claire Harvey, Anne Murra). 

Lambda Pi Eta 

Lambda Pi Eta was the communica- 
tion studies honor society founded 
in 1994 to educate and honor stu- 
dents in the communication field. 
Students sponsored a book drive 
for children and gave speech work- 
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by Katie FitzGerald 

Into Hymn sings to bring glory to God. 

The members of the Christian female a cap- 
pella group Into Hvmn experienced a whirhvind 
of events. Not onl\' did tiiey record and release 
their third CD, "Surrender," they also sang at 
functions around the university. Despite their busy 
schedules, the ladies had fun fulfilling their goal of 
bringing glory to God. The mission on their Web 
site stated, "We feel we have been given a gift and 
have been called to a mission of sharing Christ's 
message of love through the performance of a cap- 
pella music." 

The hard work of putting the CD together paid 
off in the end. "It is fitting that our CD is called 
Surrender,'" said senior Michelle Demski, Into 
Hymn's secretary. "We had to give up a lot of our 
free time to learn new music and record our songs. 
Although it was a lot of work, it was completely 
worth it once we got the CD back." 

The group recorded with university graduate 
Graham Cochrane of Silver Sun Productions, and 
used a different process than used when recording 
previous CDs. Each member came in individu- 
ally to record her voice part, and then Cochrane 
digitally stacked each voice track on top of one 
another. Demski said the quality of this CD was 
better than the others because it was cleaner and 
the women knew their songs better. 

In addition to recording once a week and learn- 
ing new music, the members of Into Hymn per- 
formed at concerts and held usual business meetings 
and practices. "I am so pleased with the final product," 
said senior Natalie Shuber. "I hope it will bless the 
people that buy it as much as it blessed me to be a 
part of it." 

The CD release concert on Nov. 11 was a hit. 
The group performed some of the songs from the 
CD, which attracted buyers. "'Lifesong' [by Casting 
Crowns] is one of my favorite songs to sing," said 
Shuber. "It is what being a Christian is all about. It's 
not about shoving God down people's throats. It's 
simply about living a life that glorifies him." 

Other songs they sang were "He Lives in You" 
from "The Lion King," "Heaven," one of Demski's 
favorites, and "Worship Medley," a compilation of 
different worship songs. "I love singing Worship 
Medley," said freshman Brett Batten, who was new 
to the group this year. "It is a song which paints 
out the real reason why our group is in existence: 
to bring glory to God." 

Into Hymn performed at many campus events, 
including Jimmy's Mad Jam, Operation Santa Claus, 
Zeta Tau Alpha's breast cancer benefit concert and 
Sunset on the Quad. The women also performed at 
various events throughout the community. "I loved 
singing at the Valley Mall's charity where all the lit- 
tle kids sang with us," said Shuber. "There was one 
particular little girl that followed us everywhere, 
and wanted to sing all of the songs with us." 

The group also tried to take a trip to each of 
the member's home churches before graduating. 
During the spring, the members of Into Hymn 
traveled to Winchester, Deltaville and Chesapeake, 
Va., Ithaca, N.Y. and Maryland. The spring con- 
cert was April 28 in the Festival Conference and 
Student Center Grand Ballroom. 

"The dynamic of the group is really like a sister- 
hood. We are a family," said Demski. "The girls are 
all a blessing to me." 


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cisco, Diego Ramallo, Sean Santiago, David Molina; Back row: Tomas Regalado-Lopez, 
Karol Mendoza, Veronika Varfolomeeva, Sophia Chaale, Nicolas Soria. 

Latino Student Alliance 

The Latino Student Alliance was 
created in 1995 to unite Latino 

students on campus and heighten 
interest in Latin American culture. 

The group sponsored events like 
jCelebracion Latina! in the spring to 
raise money for nonprofit organiza- 
tions in Harrisonburg that provided 
assistance to the Latino community. 

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by Elizabeth Carpenter 

Low Key welcomes new members while participating in charitable causes. 

Low Key was the second yt)ungest a cappella 
group at the university and aimed to bring together a 
group of students who loved to sing and iiave an op- 
portunity to have fun and niai<.e music. During its two- 
lunn practices three days a week. Low Key assembled 
sets of Top 40 songs from man\' different st)Ies. 

In January of 2006, Low Ke\' released its first 
album, entitled "Long Time Comin"." The CD con- 
tained 14 tracks, many of which were covers of well- 
known songs, such as "You and I Both" by Jason 
Mraz, "Let Go" by Frou Frou and "Spiderwebs" by 
No Doubt. "Let Go" was featured on the 2006 "Best 
of Ciollege A Cappella (BOCA)" compilation album, 
which featured 20 tracks from recently released col- 
lege a cappella albums across the nation. 

Throughout the \ear. Low Key sang at main 
different concerts. Many of these events were bene- 
fit concerts for organizations such as Take Back the 
Night, Relay for Life, Up 'til Dawn, tlie Can It! food 
drive and Zeta Tau Alpha's breast cancer awareness 
late night breakfast, according to junior John Farris, 
president of Low Key. The group also performed at 
events aroiuid cam]3us, such as Sunset on the Quad, 
Jinmiv's Mad Jam, and the A Cappella-Tlion dmiTig 
Family Weekend. 

Over 125 people participated in the auditions 
to fill the openings created by members who had 
graduated the previous spring. Although Low Key 
graduated seven of its members, it did not always 

accept the same ann)unt oi new members to fill 
these spots. "We don't have a set number of people 
that we take, we address our needs [and] what voice 
parts we lack and then... see who fits what we are 
looking for," explained Farrow. "We like the small 
feel, we'll keep that up." Low Key welcomed three 
new members in the fall. 

The big event of the year was the group's "Low 
Key Actually" concert that occurred at the end of 
the fall semester. The event's name was a parody of 
the holiday movie, "Love Actuall)." Traditionally, 
Low Ke\' held its big blow-out concert at the end of 
the school year, but switched it up to coincide with 
the rest of the a cappella connnunity's big concerts. 
In addition to songs by Low Key, the show consisted 
of videos spoofing the mo\ie and performances by 
Mockapella from the Uni\ersit\ of Maryland. 

Low Ke) member Jordan Lukianuk was extreme- 
1\ happy about how the concert turned out, saying 
that "it was the best concert we've had because we re- 
ally decided to put our heads together and bring it all 
together. ..and we really wanted to exceed everyone's 
expectations of us." 

The members of Low Key continually strove 
to be different from other a cappella groups. The^■ 
valued the small-group feeling they got from their 
organization and the love and respect that it elicited. 
"Low Key is not just an a cappella group, but a wa\' 
of life," said Farris. 

Madison Advertising Club 

Madison Advertising Club's goal was 
to educate students on how to excel 

in a career of advertising. It held 
conferences with award-wiiniing ad- 
vertisers and brought representatives 
from leading advertising graduate 
schools to the university. 

Fronl row: tJiidsiiv C.luinh, Sara ColjauHh, MaH^K' NinUir, [..aura Anne Si/i-niorc; 
Bacli row: Allison /VmlioTn. \l.iiis.i WV-lni. Mi<lu-llc B(ir/ini>, I.intiscN Aiicirews. 

I 276 1 Organizations 

Front row: Annie Barnes, Briana Marcantoni. Tiffan\ Kim: Second row: Scott Brody, 
Kmily Dean, Zack Moody, Colin Wright: Back row: Tim Hall. Billy Smith, Sarah 
Anderson, Jordan Lukianuk, John Farris. 

Front row: Kim Rushforth. Nicole Seney, Molly Strickland. Holly McCarraher. Kristin 
Styles, Dana Ceccacci; Second row: Claire Howell. Brittany Sarvcr. Jessie VVilmoth. 
Angel Walston, Rachel Caro, Tara Williams. Jessica Harvell; Third row: Jenna Thibault, 
Amanda Rogers, Courtne\ Ranch. Ashley Banek, Kathlenn Brennan, Carrie Pomer- 
antz, Meg Barden; Back row: Caroline Beazley. Lauren Yuhasz. Renee Revetta, Colleen 
Carney, Erika Gramstad, Catherine Rothwell. 

Madison Dance 

Madison Dance Club gave students 
an outlet to show off their perfor- 
mance and dance skills in many 
different dance styles, including 
tap, jazz, ballet and hip-hop. The 
group practiced many hours a week 
to perform at a variety of events at 
the university. 

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Front row: Jolni Robinson. Blaine \'oLing. Paul Put kt-tt. Jot-l Cit-rlath. Mithatl Snow: 
Second row: Drew Brittle. Daniel Fitzgerald, Josh Prill. Jeienn [olmson: Back row: 
Jeremy Winston. Danny Capp. Mike Held, Zach Gerg. 

Madison Equality 

Formerly known as Harmony, 
Madison Equalit)' was a support 
group for the universit\ 's lesbian, 
ga\, bisexual and transgender stu- 
dents. Members organized events 
such as GayMU to promote aware- 
ness and acceptance of all sexual 

Front row: M.iiid\ Kiilu. Amber C'.atltUn Cieorge. Mitlu-lk- M.asuura. Krisien Brady; 
Second row:Jeft Kneislc\. ]i) Forrest. Kristitie C.c>l)h. Fori Idleld, Joeile Teasley, Tiffany 
Spraguc. F'orresI Hinton: Third row; Cihristiiia V. Lee. Kinibt-rU Rudgers. Sarah Weilzcl. 
Latira Anderson. Michelle Camardi, Riehelle I'lol/. C.ul Tavlui. Melissa Newman. Golriz 
Asgari: Back row:Eli.!abeth Anderson. Mattluw <)!nei. R| DeSmedt. Brian Turner. 
Chris Beach-Rehner. )oe Rlissell. Brian (ioodin.ui. Skippii Tollkuhn. Rachael Fltxid. 

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by Laura Becker 

The Madison Project adds new members to its musical ensemble. 

Founded in 1996 by J.R. Snow and Dave Keller, 
the university's all male a cappella group, The 
Madison Project, continued to impress students with 
its stunning harmony. The group performed hun- 
dreds of shows since its debut in 1997 and had since 
released six albums. Fifteen men, ranging from 
freshmen to seniors, made up the group. "[The 
organization's goal is] to provide entertainment for 
the campus and surrounding communities by foster- 
ing fellowship and music," said senior Paul Puckett, 
president of The Madison Project. 

Auditions for The Madison Project were held 
at the beginning of each semester and were very 

Junior Michael Snow joined the group as a fresh- 
man and worked as the group's musical director. His 
older brother, J.R. Snow, was one of the founders of 
The Madison Project. "The group dynamic changes 
every year. ..simply because of. voices and opin- 
ions," said Snow. "This year was a different year be- 
cause the group is young musically. All of the other 
members were either brand new, or had a year of 
experience. This presented a great challenge because 
the group could go whatever way we wanted to, and 
we had to work hard to put it in the right direction." 

The Madison Project spent a lot of time over the 
year working on new music, as it had spent a long 
time preparing for its 10th anniversary show the 
previous year and was not able to focus on develop- 
ing new material. 

"Whether we sang for 10 people at a dorm 

show, or for 1,200 people at a year-end show, the 
rush was so amazing and our fans that came out 
were the best out there. [The] Madison Project 
would not be around singing without people that 
enjoyed hearing our sound," said Snow. 

Upcoming plans for the group included record- 
ing its sixth studio album and participating in the 
International Championship of Collegiate A Cap- 
pella, a competition between a cappella groups across 
the nation. All the time together that was required to 
accomplish these goals helped foster strong friend- 
ships among members. 

"At times we hated each other, but at other 
times, there were no other people in the world I'd 
rather see. Making music brings people together 
like nothing else can," said Snow. "It takes hard 
work and concentration, but when 14 guys are all 
thinking and doing the same thing, there is a special 
bond that happens." 

As the music director for the group. Snow had 
a lot of responsibility. He taught each of the dif- 
ferent parts, voice dynamics and performance and 
was also responsible for running weekly rehearsals 
and served as the default arranger for the group. 
"It's incredible when I come into practice and teach 
a group of guys from all different backgrounds to 
come together and make this amazing sound," said 
Snow. "Madison Project has been the one thing in 
college that I can't see my college career without. 
The friends I have made and the experiences I have 
had are something I would never trade." 

Front row: Martha Vicedomini, Jordan Richmond. Susan Tran, Therese Muldoon, Lisa 
Taff; Second row: Mariel Abbitt. Kristin Wood. Dustin Ashman, Jordan Anderson, 
Becky Jefferies. 

Madison Marketing 

Madison Marketing Association 
offered opportunities to those 
interested in obtaining marketing 
experience to further their career 
goals. Throughout the year, mem- 
bers gained marketing knowledge 
and skills through guest speakers, 
community events and open forums 
with university and outside experts 
in the field. 

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^ by Laura Becker 

Student comedians entertain audiences with improvised performances. 


The popularity of New & Improv'cl. the uni\er- 
sitv's hilarious, sidesplitting ini]jrovisation (impiox) 
group, had explcxled since its inception in 1999. li 
was so popular that the Taylor Down Under statt 
recjuested a doubling of the group's late night shows. 

While all performances were unscri|)ted, the 
group met regulai 1\ to jjractice different games and 
familiarize themseKes with how other members 
performed. New .Si; hiiprov"d held auditions each year 
along with workshops where students learned impro- 
visation technic|ues and games. 

New & Improv'd, the onl\ impro\ group at the 
university, made a huge mark on campus lite with its 
multi]3le performanies pel month. "\Ve\e had a lot big- 
ger crowds and personally, a lot of people knew me this 
vear," said sophomore Jackie Southee, historian and 
secretary. "I think this year has been a little better, we 
had a lot more regulars that came to the sho^vs." 

Southee came to the uni\ersit\' with some previ- 
ous improv experience, but was still intimidated by 
the talent she saw in the New & Improv'd perform- 
ers. One thing in particular that she noted about the 
group was the members' abilities to work with each 
other. "Evervone has their own little quirk. We're all 
good at improv but e\eryone has certain things that 
they excel in," said Southee. 

Sophomore Martin Makris auditioned w ith .South- 
ee in the fall of 2005. His favorite part about New & 
Improv'd was the friendships between the members. 
"We just goofed around, we had a great time. We're 

actuallv reallv good friends, a bunch of us hang out on 
the weekends. It gave me that organization, that group 
that was like my second family," said Makris. 

The group sometimes performed with othei 
organizations to help raise money for charity. "It's 
a prett\ tight-knit group of jjeople. We did a lot 
of charities for free, we're such a small organi/atioii 
that we're happ\ to help other groups with theii 
goals," said junior Lindsav Long. "We had huge 
shows just about every week, while other groups onl\ 
performed large shows once a semester. We had two, 
two-horn- long shows once a month. We performed 
for dorms and held workshops in addition to oui 
legulat^ [shows]." 

While the group cerlainh knew ho\v to ha\e fun 
on stage, each upperclassman had the opportunit\' to 
hold an office, whether in advertising, booking shows 
or keeping track of decisions that were made between 
members. "This year I felt more involved with t In- 
decisions being made as far as business goes, being 
more senior in tlie group," said Makris. "We're all on 
the same level, we listened to the freshmen as much 
as we listeneci to the director. I felt I had a bettei 
view of what goes on in the group." 

New & Improv'd guaranteed a good time. "Be- 
sides the fact that we're fiimn, it's a nice escape and 
improv is not considered to be a play form. A lot oi 
students didn't know that we even have a theater on 
campus, but they know that we have improv. People 
always had fun at our shows," Long said. 

Madison Motorsports 

Madison Motorsports fueled those 

with a need for speed. Whether 

through atitocrossing, ralhcrossing 

or even just hosting car shows, the 

members of Madison Motorsports 

participated in a variety of regional 

and national niotorsport events. 

From io\»: R\.iii 1 li.iMi. Mike 1) Aiiiuii. 1>.i\rI l...i,d-.|)i.cil. k lltsui. A.iic.ii Cla- 
llam; Second row: Ian Rallill. Sliea KcrniKlle. Ban y Dai. Mark Lolls: Back row: |ustiii 
Hensli-\. Wiiliain i-tuninicl. Don Fitzpatrick. Justin Ciallaniore. .Adani t.ce. 

1 280 Organizations 

Acting as director 
during the game "Story, 
Story, DIE," sophomore 
|,-ickic Soiir.!)-.!' points to 
members to add new lines to 
the story. The point of the 
game was for members to 
smoothly tell a story pieced 
together by a director. Photo 
by Mindi Westhoff 

Laughing with other 
members, juniors Patrick 

':.|i,i' kv and Lindsay Long 
and sophomore Martin 
Mnkris await their turns 
in the game "Who Invited 
You?" The game gave each 
member a quirky personality 
and the host had to guess 
the identity of each guest. 
Photo by Mindi Westhoff 

Improvising their emo- 
tions at the end of a game, 
members of New & Improv'd 
discuss the death of a mem- 
ber who could not survive. 
The group had a variety of 
set games to choose from at 
each performance. Photo by 
Mindi Westhoff 

Front row: Lindsay Long. Jackie Southee, Martin Makris. Stefan Gural; Back row: Chris 
Parthemos, Jared Singer, Patrick Shanley, Selcuk Koruturk, Brandon Shockney. 

Mozaic Pance Club 

Open to all students interested in 

auditioning, Mozaic Dance Club was 

a hip-hop dance group founded in 

the fall of 2003. Its mission was to 

showcase all types of dancers who 

enjoyed expressing themselves in 

various styles of dance. 

Front row: LaTrice Ellerbe. Rani English. Renee Goldsmith. Erica Corbett. Chiquita 
King: Second row: Milencia Pankey. Erica Ponder, Amanda Wilhams. Breighana Harris, 
Leila Saadeh; Back row: Brittney Levitt, Nikki Jenkins, Nicole Milone, Carrie Pomerantz, 
Natalie Munford. 

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Front row: Krin l-i \c. AIHmjii Strickland, Johanna Lewis. Jenny KirmIc. Kti r\ Diinox.iii, 
Lindsay Breitenberg, Katie Hickev; Back row: Jonnelle Morris. Chelsea Mendenhall. 
Brianna Darcey, Rachel Rodgers, Christine Berg. Lauren Slarck. 


Through a variety of programs, 
the university's chapter of National 
Association for the Advancement 
of Colored People brought aware- 
ness to minority and under-served 
groups throughout campus. Pro- 
grams included a unitv mixer and 

a back to school night with role 
models, food and fun. 

Front row: Asiihrn joncs. jcniiic Lcf. Ciclcsu- 1 In 
Tiara Gentr\. Kt\sLci1 C.arrcd. Stephanie Reese. 

Back row: K.iiiiLUm Spencer. 

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The ladies of the all-female a cappella group work on their fourth CD 

c the group's 

final concert, senior 

f- sings a rendition 

Vorld We Know" 

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le group performed the 

: half of the show in white 

dresses and tennis shoes. 

Photo by Mindi Westhoff 

Note-oriety was the first all-female a cappella 
group at the university. Formed by Kelly Myer and 
Bonnie Estes in 1998, its goal was to bring together 
-svomen who could share their love and passion for 
music. Note-oriety did a remarkable job of promot- 
ing the a cappella style and gained an ever-increas- 
ing audience at the university. 

Note-oriety performed at many different func- 
tions as members shared their beautiful voices with 
the university community. Whether singing at other 
organizations" benefit concerts to raise money or 
singing at its own events, there was no doubt that 
audiences were captivated by Note-oriety's talented 
performances. The group had an eclectic repertoire 
that included songs by Evanescence as well as Whit- 
ney Houston. 

What made Note-oriety so exceptional was not 
only its ostensible and appreciative love for music, 
but also the members' love for one another. "The 
girls in Note-oriety were truly some of my best 
friends in the world," said senior Erin Frye. "The 
group had a bond that is unshakable. I feel honored 
to sing with such unbelievable musicians, and such 
genuine, loving people." 

The ladies were constantly on the go with jam- 
packed schedules. They rehearsed three times a 
week for up to two hours each practice. The group 
not only worked hard to perfect its old pieces 
but also constantly arranged and learned new 

songs. Over fall break, Note-oriety went on toiu' in 
Richmond, Va., and sang at two local chinches and 
Cosby High School. 

Note-oriety showed off its Christmas spirit and 
helped the university celebrate the holiday season by 
hosting "Twas the Night Before Christmas," its end 
of the semester concert, which over 300 people at- 
tended. The Festival Conference and Student Cen- 
ter Grand Ballroom was decorated with poinsettias 
and strings of lights. Going along with the theme of 
the evening, members of the group read their own 
version of Clement Clarke Moore's poem through- 
out the concert. Note-oriety showcased three new 
songs, "You Thought Wrong" by Kelly Clarkson and 
Tamyra Gray, "Walking On Broken Glass" by Annie 
Lennox and "Thinking Over" by Dana Glover. 

"I am so proud of Note-oriety and all of the hard 
work that we've put in this semester," said junior 
Katie Hickey. "We have accomplished a lot, what with 
our tour, gigs, recording, plus this concert. It was a 
lot, but we got it done, and it was wonderful!" 

It was fair to say Note-oriety achieved remark- 
able success. "This group has given so much to me: 
an outlet to express my devotion and passion for 
music, a chance for me to grow as an individual 
and a leader, a chance to be a part of a profession- 
al, student-run organization, and most importantly, 
Note-oriety has given me the closest friends I've 
ever had," said senior Johanna Lewis. 


National Society of 
Collegiate Scholars 

National Society of Collegiate 
Scholars was composed of students 
dedicated to outstanding academic 
achievement. Founded in 1994, the 
society's members attained GPAs of 
3.4 or higher and had opportunities 
to get involved in community service 
and leadership activities. 

Front row: Anne Stilwell. Megan Morri; 
Munson, Katie Piwowarczyk. 

Wilder; Back row: James Modlin, Greg 

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^ the tone 

by Katie O' Dowel 

The Overtones celebrate its 10th year and release its fourth album. 

Senior President Kirslin Riegler knew where slie 
belonged the moment she stepped into the Over- 
tones" room during auditions her freshman year. 
Riesler said sire loved "making great music" whh lier 
best friends. 

"We are a unique group w itli interesting person- 
ahties and different majors," Riegler said. "Having 
five theatre majors mixed in with the otliers makes 
the dynamic so awesome." 

Junior Laura Lavman joined the Oxertones be- 
cause she loved tiie a cai:)]3ella communitx at the uni- 
versit)'. "There are eigiit groups, and \\e are all friends 
and each others" biggest supporters,"" she added. 

This environment also attracted senior Sean 
Mclntyre to the Overtones when he was a sopho- 
more. "The a cappella community as a whole is a 
great one to be inxoived in," Mclnt\ re said. "Every- 
one knows ever\one, all are wekoming and we have 
a great time together." 

Rieeler encouraged M(lnt\re to audition altei" 
the\ did a musical together. "She told me the grou]) 
needed basses, so I tried out and was luckv cnougli 
to make it," Mclnt\ re said. 

The best thing about being in the Overtones, 
Layman said, was tlie opportunit)' to perform around 
campus and be a part of a group coinpletely run by 
students. The responsibilities could be a downside. 
"The worst part is the stress of iimning Nour own 
group without hel]) from adults," added La\inan. 

Junior Katherine Lipovsky joined the Overtones 
to "keep music in her life," and said it took a lot of 
commitment to be inxohed but was worth iIk' time 
and effort. 

The Overtones sang at events both on and off 

campus throughout the \ear. "Were a coed grou|), 
and we do a lot of songs that verv few people ha\t' 
heard before and make them ]jo]3ular to our follow- 
ing," said Mclntrye. 

In October, the Overtt)nes performed as part of 
Acappellooza at the Universit\ of Michigan, which 
cliose the best a cappella groups to perform at the 
annual event. "It was an honor to be invited and 
a great experience for us to meet and mingle with 
other a cappella groups from all over," said La\ man. 

On Nov. 28, the 0\ertones performed at a high 
school in Charlottesville, \'a. Soon after, the group 
ended the first semester with its Pajama Jam concert 
on Dec. 2. The singers wore pajamas dining the 
performance and encouraged audience members to 
come dressed for bed. The group also frequently 
performed at charit\ events on campus. 

"Overtones is just full of fun people," said Li- 
]3o\skv. "We aren"t just people who get togetlier and 
sing. Were friends who get together and sing. W'e 
like keeping our nimibers low so vou can be realh 
great friends with e\eryone in tlie group." 

Along with its bus)' concert schedule, the gioup 
also recorded its fourth CD, "The Red Room Ses- 
sions," last year and hild its lOth anniversary contert 
in the spring. 

The Overtones made a profit from its CD sales 
and from various fundraising events helcf through 
out the year. Members occasionally organized bake 
sales or raffles for the concerts to raise additional 
money foi futine CD production. 

Through all these events and performances, mem- 
bers of the Overtones were able to develop their musi- 
cal abilities and created lifelong friends in the process. 

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to Kings Dominion. 


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Kellv Median; Second row: Jcniiii \ilson. Lauren Burlew. Melissa Perry. Laura Hud- 
*ens, Railiael Ilant-N. Me^an lohnsoti: Back row: Kristen Mailer. C'laire (iueutlmer. 
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Photo by Mindi Westhoff 

Front row: Corinne Grosser. Katherine Lipovsky. Pete Haenlein. Laura La)man, Kirstin 
Riegler; Second row: Josh Brown, Brandon McFarling. Kristin Keinz, Sean Mclntyre; 
Back row: Brian Cianella, Rachel Schur, Brett MacMinn, Jessi Elgin, William Rousseau. 

Panhsllenic Council 

Panhellenic Council governed the 

university's eight sororities and 
stressed the main goals and princi- 
ples of each sororit)-. Representatives 
from each chapter served on Panhel- 
lenic and focused on scholarship, risk 
management, educational program- 
ming and inter-sorority relations. 

Front row: Marissa Velleco, Kristin Schmitt: Back row: .Amanda Judge, Megan Kelly, 
Stephanie Nelson, Melinda Harve)-. 

Overtones i 285 I 

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Concentrating on their 
"moves, senior 

and sophomore 

participate in Greek 

Sing. The group had a theme 

of "USA" for the event. 

Photo by Mindi Westhoff 

Front row: Dana Watkins, Melinda Harvev. Katie Smith. Tricia Weaihei turd: Second row: 
Cassif Hulnian. Stephanie Smerdzinksi. Lauren Bull. Kristin Schmitt. Masor Haer, Sarah 
Abubaker. Erin Bailev, Sarah Bandvke. Marisa Laufer. C^ara Lanzetta. Kate McGowan 
Third row: Lauren Shalleck. Shannon Aniann. Krvstle Bach. Meghan Jenninirs. Kathleen 
Hum. Lauren May, Caithn Grasmick. Jessie Giampa. Kathervn Downes; Fourth row: 
Toni Lonibardozzi. Annie Cecil. Melissa McNamera. .Amanda Blatk. Ai)b\ Kaulman. Kat 
Liggett. Kristin Tedone. Ashley Reus, Brittani Smith. Kelh DeIRiegi>: Fifth row: Jessica 
Hill. Sarah French. Jessica Zink, Tricialyn Guarascio. Hallie Founds. Anna Ctibban. Jaime 
Guild. Raciiele Fink, Christina Tafaro, Callie Cole, Rebecca Hrabcc, Kyndell Hurdle. 
Kristi Blomstrann, Danielle Alleya. Rachel DiGirolamo. Kelly Rowell: Sixth row: Danielle 
Pouliol. FJena Lagos. Rebekah Reiter. Joanna D'Ercole. Kell\ Christian. Katie Flocrsh. Au- 
brey Schluth. Lindsay Smith. Laura Spataro, Lauren Jurd. Claire Whitley. Justine Rocc<> 
Macie Jenkins. Rebecca Hasbrouck, Valerie Kozachuk. Kelsey Toscancj. F.leni Menouti-., 
Brianne Beers; Seventh row: Chelsea Smith, Nicole Thornton, Kelly Seal, Lucy Axtou. 
Dana Criscuolo. Kavleigh King, Kate McNichol, Kelly Burgess. Kaithn Hanley, Melissa 
Chin, Rebecca Hunt/, Stephanie Heintz, Caitlin Howard. Rosie Neugroschel. Christina Pa- 
pafotis. Allison Beasley. Kelsey Murray. Megan Smith. Missy Dtidkin. Christina Chiroysk\. 
Andrea Hernandez. Jessica Cheng, Vanessa Herrada. Kim Edwards. \'ictoria Matkowski, 
Lauren Jensen. Allison Little. Anna Pickeral. Courtney Cadel; Back row: Leatme Ashle\. 
Michelle V^erde. Jessica Tomlinson, Brittany Hartley, Noel Grim, Kelly Seaman. Kirstin 
Robinson. Courtney Needle. Julia Robinett. Sephanie Crowley. Macon Holliser. Lynsi \Lu- 
thews, Katie Lockhart. Stephanie Laris, Christy Smith, Becki Weis. Lauren Proske. Tar\n 
Crampton. Lauren Bell. Melissa D'Ercole. Kelly Dubin, Kim Noa, Mallory Weingariner. 
Kim Riewerts, Marissa Vendito. Kristen Monahan. Abb\ Harper. Deyin Gunther, Tara 
Higgins. Angelica Moss. Dana Martinez, Amy Schlinger. Katelyn Thyrring, Emily Bass. 

Phi Mu Apha Sinfonia 

Tlie members of Phi Mii .\lplia 
Sinfonia promoted the excellence of 
creati\'it)' and music education. The 
Gamma Alpha chapter was estab- 
lished at the university in 1969 and 
its members were dedicated to the 
promotion of music in America. 

Front row: Andnw Badgett. t:hl isti)|jlu-l Musgiiug. James Minnix. Ueven Song, Ian 
Sti ickkr; Second row: William Shell, Rdger Plielps, C.raig MacHcnrv. Gary English 
Sack row: Michael Strickler, Jamie .Mhert, T.i\l<>t W'.ilkiiis. Kevin t.lkins, Maie Powell 

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Da spends a week raising money for Alzheimer's disease research. 

Sororities created a home away from home for 
mam- women at the university. After an o\er\\helm- 
ing recruitment process, they gained not only new 
sisters but also a second family. 

"I joined Sigma Kappa because I felt the most at 
home with the girls I met in the sorority," said senior 
Sarah Abubaker, who joined during her freshman 
)ear. '"I was looking for an older sister figure, and I 
got that from my big." 

Junior Kayleigh King, who became a sister last 
year, said she knew Sigma Kappa would be a "per- 
fect fit." "I fell in love with all of the girls I met," 
King said. "Everyone loves being around each 
other and having a good time. Sigma Kappa makes 
a point to create and maintain lasting friendships 
that withstand most arguments and fights." 

Junior Becca Hrabec valued the diversity in 
Sigma Kappa when she went through the recruit- 
ment process. "I observed a great deal of diversity 
within the sisters," Hrabec said. "Although they 
had a great deal in common, each sister brought 
something new and different to the table, whether 
it be a funky dance or a native background." 

Senior Abby Kauffman also appreciated the 
uniqueness each woman brought to the sorority. "We 
have girls who are involved in so many other things 
and have such different personalities, but together 
everyone fits perfectly." 

Kauffman joined Sigma Kappa her junior year 
to become more involved and meet new people. 
"The best thing about Sigma Kappa is knowing 

that you always have someone there for you at any 
time," Kauffman said. "Whether you need some- 
one to help with homework, hang out with when 
you're bored, or to get you through your toughest 
times, you always have a sister there." 

Sigma Kappa sponsored a variety of social events 
throughout the year to celebrate sisterhood. Some of 
the events included a fall formal in Annapolis, Md., a 
Christmas Cocktail and a Valentine's Day Cocktail. 

"The best part about being in Sigma Kappa is 
the sense of community it's given me," said Hrabec. 
"As much as I love it, college can be stressful and 
frustrating at times; dealing with the chaos and 
being away from home isn't so bad after all, knowing 
vou have a family here who's either been through it 
or is going through it." 

The sisters came together to raise money for 
their philanthropy, Alzheimer's disease. They spon- 
sored 5K walks in the past, but they were not always 
a success, so the sisters decided to try a philanthropy 
week to raise money and awareness. All the money 
was donated to Alzheimer's research. 

One of Sigma Kappa's most successful events 
was a benefit concert at Dave's Downtown Taverna 
on Nov. 15, which raised over $400. The sisters also 
sold lollipops on campus and sponsored an IHOP 
night to further support their cause. 

"Our philanthropy week was an amazing suc- 
cess," King said. "Seeing all of our sisters support- 
ing such an amazing cause made me proud to be in 
Sigma Kappa." 

Front row: Joshua Yoo. Renee Revetta. Steve Winward, Ryan Tuttle, Evan Lauderdale, Ste- 
ven Kulsar, Justin Seidel, Marielle Bonaroti; Second row: Thanh Lam, Jessica Washington, 
Ashleigh Ohver, Danielle McGhee. Ainslee Smith, Jessi Groover, Stephanie Murphy, Jessica 
Hasbrouck. Leanne Carpio; Third row: Jaclyn Allgier, Carolyn Rehman, Evelyn Lee Lucia, 
Joelle Jacques. Colleen Bressler, Heather .Anderson, Keisha Brown, Krisztinajankura, Lau- 
ren Martina; Back row: Matt Takane, Kimberly Brown, Alyssa Gaughen. Caroline Bickley, 
Aaron Nesbitt, Keith Schwizer, Tim Sandole, Geoff Schroeder, Gregory Macur. 

Phi Sigma Pi 

As the only coed honors fraternity 

on campus, members of Phi Sigma 
Pi prided themselves on demon- 
strating outstanding scholarship, 
service and fellowship. Members 

participated in community service 
and educational programs, which 

included raising money for the Na- 
tional Multiple Sclerosis Society. 

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■5ign language club 





\^<^ by Stephen Brown 


The Sign Language Club breaks the silence among the hearing-impaired. 

The Sign Language Club was relati\el\ new on 
the university's long list of organizations, but it cer- 
tainly contributed to the diverse options from which 
students could choose. The club represented not just 
the hearing and speech-impaired pojjulations in the 
Harrisonburg commimitv. but also the hearing com- 
munitv. "Our goal is to expose and educate students 
to deaf culture and American Sign Language," said 
senior Chesney Grizzard, president of the club. 

The club held weekU meetings for sign language 
lessons and discussions of rele\ant issues. Lessons 
were led bv the ckd^'s officers, who divided the 
nu-nilHTship into two groups: novice signers and 
signers with experience. "Not only do you get to 
learn an\ weird word you've ever wanted to know, 
but they teach it in categories and ways you will re- 
member," said senior Channing Davis. The groups 
pla\ed games like "Telephone" or "20 Questions" 
using only sign language and learned to sign the 
university "Fight Song." 

The club also discussed issues regarding the 
deaf community. Social, cultural and political topics 
were alwa\ s up for debate. Members were encour- 
aged to maintain an active dialogue between the 
deaf and hearing communities in hopes of narrow- 
ing the divide between the two and to propagate a 
better imderstanding of both ways of life. 

Senior Lauren Martina. \ice president, said, "1 
think we are special because altln)ugh we don't have 
a strong social aspect to our organization, we have 
students teaciiing other students." The group repre- 
sented students who wanted to learn something new 
and radicalh' different. 

"I joined the club when I was a freshman solely 

because I wanted to leai n sign language. I am a 
special education major and have never been trulv 
exposed to sign language but I'm aware of how use- 
ful it is in a classroom," added Martina. 

Although the club did not focus as heavilv on 
social events, it did orchestrate an event called 
Silent Suppers on a biweekly basis. The idea was to 
have members of the club, sign language students at 
the universit\' and members of Harrisonburg's deaf 
communit\' sit down togethei for dinner without 
speaking a word. Oiclers were placed b\' signing, 
using pencil and paper oi mereh pointing, which 
forced members to use wiiat ihe\ had learned, as 
the\ would in a conxentional language class. 

In the spring, the club led a passport event 
entitled "Sign Language 101," where the club edu- 
cated students about deaf people in societ}'. They also 
taught students various ways of interac ting and com- 
municating w ith deaf people. The event promoted 
the sign language club's presence on the campus as 
well as an understanding of deafness. 

The club members raised money for various 
causes. They sold T-shirts in the spring to help pay 
for club activities and operations. In a more global 
effort, they helped raise money for ComCare In- 
ternational, a nonprofit organization that provided 
solar-powered hearing devices for disadvantaged 
peo]:)le in impoverished nations. "Although this is 
not an official philanthrope we work each semester 
towards giving this great organization any mone\' 
we raise," said Martina. The initiatixe exemplified a 
connection the members of the Sign Language Club 
felt with the deaf community as a whole and the les- 
sons learned from their membership. 

Pi Sigma Epsibn 

Pi Sigma Epsilon was the onh na- 
tional coed marketing and sales fra- 
ternity and assisted its members in 
de\eioping practical skills to fnrther 
their marketing careers. Fraternity 
e\ents included marketing research, 
professional speakers, sales projects 
and social events. 

Front row: NiKlitlk- Soiiii. josh |oiits. Cium\ic\f Ricbcl. Scott \ance, Steplien Lackf\. Betsy 
Maiig; Second row; Aslilty KIstio. Briana Tsanias. Ntaribeth Boiifils. Camillf SallcHc. Monii|uf 
Hli\ nil. Alislc\ Slicrrod. Klaiiic Robb-M( Clialli. Allison Baiucini. Kristin .Andrews; Third Row: 
Paul Trigeiro. Ratelyn Mitchell. V.m\\\ Ncjonan. Will Roth. Amanda Sobczali. Antie Balder. Sarali 
Reever, Victoria Oliver. Tyler .Adams, C.ristoph \'on inihol; Fourth row: Fariba Babaeizadeh. Bella 
Kotlyar, Owen Priestman, Jessica Rawlings. .Allison McKaney. Amanda Mainer, Kendall C^apps, 
Emily Kiselak, Kerri Mangan; Back row: .Alana Gerrity. Mike Oillespie. Kylejillson. Mark Sleidlei. 
Brent Itardie. Katie Mistretta. Laiia .Amer. Kelse\ Pack, Joe namiano. 

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Leading the group, seniors 

Chesney Grizzard and 
Audra Blickcnstaff conduce 
drills on geographical 
names. To sign a city, its 
name was either finger 
spelled, or the first letter of 
the city was signed if it cor- 
responded to the location. 
Photo fay Mindi Westhoff 

Watching the film "Sound 
and Fury," members of the 
Sign Language Club learn 
about cochlear implants. The 
movie discussed the con- 
troversy over the use of the 
surgical implants that helped 
create auditory sensations 
and threatened the traditional 
ifestyle of deaf culture. Photo 
by Mindi Westhoff 





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Front row: Amy Hillman, Kim Daniels, Maria Illiano, Laura Wilson, Megan Mitchem; 
Second row: Joseph Signorino, Daniel Midkiff, Laura Beyer, Samantha Serone, Dana 
Edwards, Adam Bowen-VanDamia; Back row: Mark Cury, Kyle Bailey, Kim Weishaar, 
Catherine Rothwell, Kristi Schoenfelder, Whitney Griffith. 


Therapy Society 

The Pre-Physical Therapy Society 
was an organization for those seek- 
ing careers in the physical therapy 
profession. Members gained expe- 
rience through a physical therapy 
exposition where physical therapy 
professionals met and spoke with 
members about the field. 

Sign Language Club 1 289 1 

■student ambassadors 

Leading a group tour. 

junior Laura Sucszc cheers 

on university visitors and 

fellow ambassadors as they 

race to the end of the Quad 

and back. Suozzo led a group 

of eighth graders on a tour 

through campus. P/ioto by 

Mindi Westhoff 

Collecting donations. 

student ambassadors run 

the donation table outside 

of Operation Santa Claus. 

People could erther donate 

$5 or an unwrapped gift for 

admission to the event. Photo 

by Mindi Westhoff 

Dressing in the Home- 
coming theme, juniors 
bh:innon i nacner and 
Dan Boxer host the pep rally. 
Other ambassadors dressed 
as famous duos such as Tom 
Cruise and Katie Holmes as 
they walked down the red 
carpet. Photo fay Mindi Westhoff 

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Front row: Heather Cote, Dan Boxer, Bradley Nelson. Tina Miller, Amber Garritv. 
Elizabeth Puritz, Beth Cromwell, Greg Prince. Kenta Ferrin; Second row: C^andace Ha\. 
Brooke Meikle, Rebekah Goldman. Sarah Koch, Alexandra Ludmer, Colleen Cronin. 
Robyn Graff. Stephanie Marino. Amanda Sarver, Bonnie Creech. Raven Adams. Laura 
Suozzo; Third row: Chris Smarle. Amit Kakar, Ben Erwin. Tripp Purks. Mary-Mason 
Wright, Lindsay Breitenberg. Jennifer Drogus, Rachel Brnton. Michelle Skutink. Lisa 
Kramer, Kiri Thompson. Dorath\- Ourednik. Lauren Backenstose; Fourth row: KanH'r\ n 
Kitts. Lindsey Harriman. Jennifer Burdick, Meghan McCormick. Kristina Erkenbrack, 
Karen Reinhard, Margaret Schullv. Tommy Hendrickson, Allvson Toolan. Amand.t 
Denney. Ally Samselski. Kate Williams. Maria Powell. Tanii Torano; Back row: Ste\en 
Kulsar, Bria Gardner, Rob Anderson. Rvan Shepler. Dan Kane, Lee Aim /ondag. C.iiris- 
tina Urso, Shannon Thacher, Kevin Elliker, Craig Ramseyer. Ronakh Maramis. Coi \ 
Giordano. Sarah Johannes. Jenna Krauss, Brian James. 


tion Santa Clau$^ 
EcnriG C; c - hands, 
flyers to passing studer 
Operation Santa Claus 
lected unwrapped giftsj. 
money for needy childre^rfin 
the Harrisonburg commu- 
nity. Photo by Mindi Westhoff 

Student /Mpaeesidore Mormatm 


• Founded in 1988 and worked to serve the office of President 
Ronald Carrier with projects around campus. 

• Evolved into an organization that helped past, present and 
future university students. 

• Programs included Madison RR.l.D.E., Operation Santa Claus, 
Parents of the Year award and the Carrie Kutner Scholarship 


• 102 active members 

• 50-55 new members added in the spring 

1 290 I Organizations 


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by Kati Kitts 

The Student Ambassadors recruit prospective students to the university 

Multiple factors contributed to a student's deci- 
sion to attend a certain college. Some people chose 
based on academics, others on sports, and a few even 
chose based on social aspects. While every person 
had his or her own motivations, many students at 
the university had one particular reason in common: 
their student ambassadors. Those Energizer bunny- 
like students in purple shirts played a major role in a 
prospective student's decision to attend the university. 

"Whether it is through tours, Duke for a Day, 
CHOICES, or open houses, the feeling you get when 
a student tells you that they came here because of you 
is irreplaceable," said junior Katelyn Belcher. These 
enthusiastic volunteers endured all kinds of weather, 
memorized numerous facts about the university and 
constantly braved walking backward in their flip- 
flops, all so visitors ^\•ould \ezve with a positive impres- 
sion of the university. What many people did not 
know, however, was that giving tours was only a small 
part of a very large job. 

"Student Ambassadors extends so far beyond the 
purple polo. It is what lies underneath that polo that 
defines the organization," said junior Alicia Romano. 
"We are dynamic leaders because we are all unique. 
Every single ambassador brings something new and 
different to the table, however, we are all driven by 
the same passion and selfless desire to serve JMU." 

Junior Dan Boxer agreed and said, "Student am- 
bassadors are d)'namic leaders who serve [past, present 
and future] students. What I like most about the orga- 
nization is how we join and are instantly accepted into 
deep culture and tradition. W'e then work with one 
another to develop the skills and pave the way for the 

future of the university. We live our mission internally, 
as well as externally." 

Student Ambassadors sponsored Operation 
Santa Claus, which collected money and toys for 
the children of Harrisonburg-Rockingham County 
Department of Social Services. "Knowing that you 
have made a difference in someone's life is what 
makes this event truly special," said junior Stephen 
DePasquale. The group also organized the Carrie 
Kutner Scholarship, a Relay for Life team and Duke 
for a Day, a program that allowed high school seniors 
to shadow ambassadors for one day. 

All of the group's funding went toward the orga- 
nization as a whole. "At most colleges, ambassador 
groups are heavily funded by alumni associations or 
admissions departments. Here at JMU that is not the 
case," said senior Amber Garrity. "We are, however, 
graciously funded by the Student Government Asso- 
ciation. In order to make the most of our funds 
we are one of the only front end budget groups that 
does not reward our executive council members with 
stipends or scholarship. ..Among an organization of 
over 100 members we choose to serve voluntarily. We 
are not paid or driven by anything but our pride in 
service to JMU." 

Sophomore Brooke Meikle summed up her 
experience, saying, "To me. Student Ambassadors is 
[an] opportunity. It is an opportunity to grow, learn, 
interact and impact. The satisfaction I get out of my 
involvement with this organization is indescribable; it's 
as if I get to celebrate the culture of James Madison 
University with ever)' tour, event and fundraiser. My 
JMU experience would not be the same without SA." 

Student Ambassadors Information- 

Application Process: 

• Essay 

• Group interview 

• individual Interview 

• Begins in September and ends in |anu- 

« Must have 2.5 cumulative GPA 

" Must have at least 3 semesters left at 

the university 

• Cannot be abroad during the following 
spring semester 

Executive Officers: 

President: Amber Garrity 

VP of Admission: Kenta Ferrin 

VP of Membership: Brad Nelson 

VP of Alumni: Elizabeth Puritz 

Tour Coordinator: Dan Boxer 

Secretary: Tina Miller 

Treasurer: Greg Prince 

Committee Coordinator: Beth Cromwell 

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by Joey Gundrum 

Fans join the Student Duke Club to show their loyalty to university sports. 


Many students, especially those new to the 
university, often wondered who the crazy, spirited 
students were that showed up at least two hours 
before football games began. They were usually 
clad head-to-toe in purple and gold and sometimes 
sported bod)' paint and wigs. Positioned at the 50- 
yard line, these students were the loudest fans and 
the last to leave the stadium. 

They were the members of the Student Duke 
Club (SDC), a student spirit group founded in 2000. 
"It was exciting to see how decked out everyone gets 
to attend the game," said freshman Kelly Oelkers. "I 
was surprised at how many people were there and 
it was so much fun being amidst the other. 

This student organization was put together for 
those who loved supporting university athletics. By 
donating $25, students received certain advantages 
at all of the athletic events during the school year, 
plus other discounts and benefits. Some of these 
included a club T-shirt, access to tailgate parties, 
reserved tickets for Homecoming and Family Week- 
end football games, road trips to select away games 
and various discounts at off-campus restaurants. 

The monetary donation was used for student-ath- 
lete scholarships, and SDC was the only athletic fund- 
raising organization recognized by the university. 

SDC was one of the fastest growing clubs on 

campus. Its membership climbed from 926 members 
during the 2005-2006 school year to an astonishing 
1,675 members in the fall semester. 

"Over the summer, we set a membership goal of 
1,100. With the Student Duke Club now sitting at 
almost 1,700 members, it is easy to see we shattered 
our initial goal," said senior Erik Pitzer, president 
of SDC. "Each year we hold the general goal of 
increasing athletic support from the JMU student 
bod\'." The club received the Duke Club 110% 
Award and was also awarded the President's Award 
h\ university President Linwood H. Rose. 

When the football season came to an end, 
SDC prepared for the upcoming basketball season. 
"One of the new, exciting SDC events has been 
the addition of the '6th Man" rewards program for 
attending basketball games," said Pitzer. "Members 
get credit for their attendance at both men's and 
women's games; the more games you attend, the 
more rewards you accumulate." 

SDC would continue growing for years to come. 
"Next year I hope all underclassmen renew their 
membership and all SDC seniors make the transi- 
tion into the graduate Duke Club," said Pitzer. "I 
also hope to continue providing worthwhile benefits 
to members throughout the year. The SDC wants 
to be the vehicle that leads the changing athletic 
culture at JMU." 

Si^ma Alpha Lambda 

Sigma Alpha Lambda, a national 
leadership and honors organization, 

emphasized community service, 
personal development and lifelong 
professional fulfillment. Once ad- 
mitted to the organization, students 
were able to earn scholarships and 
awards such as the Path to Excel- 
lence award and the Emerging 
Leaders Scholarship. 

Front row; Katherine Godwin, Xikki Jenkins, Chase Melton, Lindan Brown; Back row: 
Katrina Reed, Kara Barnard. Sarah Phillips, Jazmine McBee, Sarah Overdorff. 

1 292 I Organizations 

Sitting in the SDC section 
of Bridgeforth Stadium, 
a loyal fan watches the 
Homecoming football game, 
SDC reserved sections of 
seating for its members 
during home football and 
basketball games. Photo by 
Mindi Westhoff 

Taking the microphone 
in his hand, senior SDC 
President Enk Piczer intro- 
duces his fellow executive 
board members to freshmen 
during the 1787 Orientation 
pep rally. The club made an 
attempt to recruit freshmen 
before the semester began. 
Photo hy Mindi Westhoff 


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Front row: Paige Sumner. Renc-c Revetta, Megan Ridgway, Maribeth Bonlils; Back 
row: John Johnson, Matt Letnaunchyn, Erik Pitzer, Michael Shockey, Taylor Adkins. 

Front row: Alhson Craigue, Emily Carter, Sydney Paul, Alexandra Meador, Nichole Or- 
ndorff; Second row: Evelyn Lee Lucia, Lisa Rowen, Brynn Dorsey, Erin Johnson; Back 
row: Ryan Paladino, Sarah Jackson, Tina Masic, Alison Ware, Brantley Jarvis. 

Si^ma Pelta Pi 

Sigma Delta Pi was an honor soci- 

ety that recognized those students 

who attained excellence in the study 

of the Spanish language. Members 

gained a deeper understanding of 

the Spanish language by involving 

themselves in organizations such 

as Big Brothers Big Sisters and the 

Shenandoah Valley Migrant 

Education Program. 

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by Katie FitzGerald 

SGA representatives support students on matters of importance. 

The Student Government Association (SGA) 
was the student body's voice and represented what 
students wanted to see happen at the university. "It 
is our role to serve the students to the best of our 
abilitv, " said senior Aimee Cipicchio, vice president 
of student affairs. "Ever\thing that we do needs 
to be done keeping in mind that our pinpose is to 
serve in their best interests." 

One of the most important roles of SGA was 
to act as a support svstem for students when thev 
needed representation for what mattered most. 
SGA experienced this first-hand when it had to 
tackle the Title IX decision regarding the elimina- 
tion of 10 varsity sports. "The Title IX decision 
came as a major shock to us just as it did to the rest 
of the students here," said junior Lee Brooks, 
vice president of administrative affairs. "One of the 
misconceptions was that the SGA knew this was 
going to happen, which is untrue. This is one of 
the reasons we were shocked as student leaders and 
the voice of the student bodv, that no students were 
consulted before this decision was made." 

In response to Title IX, SGA passed a Bill of 
Opinion, which required 10 percent of the student 
bodv to sign in affirmation and carried significant 
weight to the administration. This bill urged the 

universit\ Board of Visitors and the administration 
to re-evaluate their decision. "This wasn't done in 
expectation of a reversal of the decision, but rather 
as a statement to the administration that we are 
unhappv with the wav this decision was made as 
well as the decision itself." said Brooks. 

SGA also aided student-athletes with their 
protests, rallies and events for the Save oin- Sports 
movement. "This showed our connection to the stu- 
dents and that their elected representatives were in 
support of them and their endeavors," said Brooks. 

Another project that was the result of SGA's 
influence was a Student of the Month program 
that accepted applications from students nomi- 
nating their peers. Students selected the winner 
each month. The winners received a free lunch at 
Madison Grill with President Linwood H. Rose or 
Vice President for Student Affairs Mark Warner, 
a special parking pass for the month, a $50 gift 
certificate to the university Bookstore and a special 
resolution and honor bv SGA. 

Cipicchio was in charge of the "Purple Out" 
T-shirt distribution and organizing Mr. and Ms. 
Madison during Homecoming, organizing the 
student Commencement speaker, awarding two 
scholarships and creating a campus unity event. 

Class Counci 

The Class Council \vorked to unify 

students in all four class levels 
through academic programs, com- 
munity service projects and social 
gatherings. The group also helped 
to instill leadership in students. 


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Front row: Katelvn Gram. Min.i Guning. Nicole Ferraro, Aimee Cipicchio: Second row 
Lindsay Dowd. Emily Watson. Candace Avalos. Kvle Hoffman. Chiquita King: Back 
row: Michael Hughes, Tara Rife. Bethany Pope, Ryan Slepesky. 

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Front row: Robert Burden. Brandon Eickel. Aimee Cipicchio, Lee Brooks: Second row: 
\icole Ferraro, Jessica Landis. Ashley Pluta, Lindsay Dowd, Katelyn Grant. Leslie Gavin. 
Emil\ Watson. Gliiquita King; Third row: Mina Gurung, Amber Richards. Heather Shuttle- 
worth. Lexi Hutchins. Fred Rose, Bethany Pope, Ashley Elstro; Back row. Candace .\valos. 
Trisha Farley, Tara Rife, Jessica Jones, Jake Kline, Yash Patel, Dan Stana, Oscar Jaramillo. 

Executive Council 

The members of the Executive 
Council served as representatives to 
the administration and oversaw the 
entire Student Government Asso- 
ciation. The council consisted of a 
president, vice president of admin- 
istrative affairs, vice president of 
student affairs and treasurer. 

Front row: Robert Burden, Brandon Eickel, .Aimee Cipicchio, Lee Brooks. 

Student Government Association I 295 I 

■student qovemment association 

"I focus on events and programs which unite the 
student body, and I act as an adviser to the class 
officers," said Cipicchio. 

Another unexpected event was the College 
of Education's implementation of a $400 student 
teaching fee for education majors. SGA helped 
a small group of education majors piusue meetings 
with the dean to repeal this fee. 

"Although we cannot take full responsibilit)' for 
this repeal, we did offer advice and support to those 
students who did not take this," said Brooks. "This 
to me is even more powerful than SGA taking ac- 
tion. Having students with specific concerns come 
to us with an idea and a goal is exact i\' what our 
organization is about, and it makes me happy to see 
students with this level of motivation." 

Rummaging through bags. 

Junior Class Secretary 

Katelyn Grant looks through 

an assortment of donated 

toys The toys were for 

Angel Tree, a program that 

provided underprivileged 

children with holiday gifts. 

Photo by Mind/ Westhoff 

Displaying rules and regula- 
tions, a list describes the 
proper decorum for the SGA 
office. The SGA officers were 
required to hold at least five 
office hours per week. Photo 
by Mindi Westhoff 







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Executive Council 


Director of Communications 

Brandon Eickel 

Leslie Cavjn 

Vice President of Administrative Affairs 

Director of Information Technology 

Lee Brooks 

Matt Levellle 

Vice President of Student Affairs 

Director of Leadership Programs 

Aimee Cipicchio 

Fred Rose 

Executive Treasurer 


Robert Burden 

Rob Roodhouse 

Speaker of the Senate 


Stephanie Genco 

Shari Kornblatt 

Chief of Staff 

Layne lohnson 

Macon Hollister 

Director of Government Relations 

Executive Assistant 

David Allen 

Trjsha Farley 

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The Eight Senate Committees: 

Interesting Facts: 

• Academic Affairs 

• SCA was composed of three branches; the Ex- 

• Communications and Internal Affairs 

ecutive Council, the Student Senate and the Class 

° Community Affairs 


° Diversity Affairs 

• SGA was founded in 1914 

• Finance 

• SGA's Constitution was created in 1976 

• Food Services 

•> Legislative Action 

• Student Services 

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^ by Brianne Beers 

Members encourage prospective minority students to attend the university. 

Suidcnis for Miii()rit\' Outreach (SMO) was a ser- 
vice organization that made a difference, striving to 
better the university and its community. Its objective 
was to help recruit minoritv students to the univer- 
sity. The organization developed and implemented 
annual outreach and recruitment programs. It was 
also dedicated to hosting other multicultural events 
at the university and in the general public. SMO 
committed itself to encouraging diversity and unity 
among students on campus. 

SMO was founded in 1989 and had come a long 
wav, influencing the university and its students both 
culturall\ and intellectualh . Making sure students 
felt like they were part of a famih was imperative to 
SMO's success. 

SMO held Take-A-Look Da\' and Prospective 
Students Weekend, two distinct recruitment events 
co-sponsored with the Office of Admissions. It also 
coordinated a Bowl-A-Thon. \Vith its signatiue open 
houses and various events, the organization was 
able to successfully complete its mission. 

Take-A-Look Day was a multicultural open 
house integrated into the university's recruitment 
effort. "This dynamic effort to attract students of 
color is C]uite beneficial for an institution of higher 
learning where new ideas and views flourish in the 
minds and in the actions of every student," said se- 
nior Ladaisha Ballard. The program was ]3i imaiih 
geared toward prospective students of color who 
were contemplating attending the imiversitv. Pro- 
spective students interested in learning more about 
the university came to visit for a day of academic 
and information sessions with their families. 

During Prospective Students Weekend, high 

school seniors who had been accepted to the univer- 
sity were invited to the campus for a weekend. These 
potential students stayed in residence halls with 
current students for three days and two nights. The 
main purpose of this program was to give students a 
chance to familiarize themselves with the universit\' 
and glimpse college life first-hand. 

"Once we got the students here, we had a Skate 
Jam and Bowl-A-Thon event where all students 
w-ere welcome to come out and have fun. Its just 
a wa\' of connecting with ])co]jle," said sophomore 
Tiffany Johnson. 

Social interaction was highh' encouraged between 

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university organizations and SMO took part in the 
friendly competition dining the Bowl-A-Thon held at 
\'alley Lanes. The mone\' raised from the event was 
donated to the American Cancer Society. 

Communit^• service also pla\ed an important role 
in the organization. SMO donated canned goods 
to needy schools and also invited children from the 
Harrisonburg area to the uni\ersit\ for a few horns 
of fim. 

SMO deservingiv achieved recognition for all of 
its hard work and humble efforts. Student Organiza- 
tion Services recognized several organizations for 
their efforts, and SMO was among those acknowl- 
edged for its event, Skate Jam. The organization 
received the President's Award for Campus-Wide 
Event on April 19. 2006. 

"I personally feel that SMO is a wonderful and 
important organization because we are an organiza- 
tion that recruits [minority] students to JMU," said 
Johnson. "So, in the words of om- executi\e board, 
"We're kind of a big deal"." 

UIDIN6 a group of visitors, 
senior n a Gentry gives 
a tour of campus during 
Take-A-Lool< Day. The 
event provided prospective 
students with information 
about admission, the Center 
for Multicultural Student 
Services, financial aid and 
the Centennial Scholars Pro- 
"hoto by Ke//(e Now/in 

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Racing Club 

The Ski and Snowboafd Racing Club 
provided both avid and novice skiers 
with tlie opportunity to get a\va\" on 
ski trips to resorts nearby and ftnther 
north. Membership was open to all 
students, whether they preferred ski- 
ing or snowboarding. 

Front row: Eric Hoppniaiin. S.itah Kornian. iiri Stiiinid, Anna Koriiian, Natrisiia 
RakestraAv, Jeffre)- Schenkel; Second row: .\shle\ .Alexander. Hope Hackeiiie\er, Li[id,sa\' 
Oldfield. Kim Murrell. Caitlin Daxis, Callie Johnson. Ana Swartle\: Third row: Morganne 
Woodson. Jim Bonrne. Craig JohTtsmi, Sle\en [.oiig, Linda Nugent. Kendra Bassi. Casey 
Boutwell. Sean Sullivan. John Larkin: Back row: Jelt KIlis, ("hris Run\on, Jeff" Dews, Beat- 
lie .Sturgill. James Clous. Clarke .\rgenl>righl. R\an Kivastek. Lamen Peterson. 

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Talking co prospective 
students and families during 
the Take-A-Look Day fair, 
freshmen Justin Harris and 
•^tonna Bobbitt present in- 
formation on the Centennial 
Scholars Program. The pro- 
gram was developed to help 
fund college for qualified, 
under-represented students. 
Photo by Keilie Nowlin 

Displaying the organiza- 
tion's logo, a T-shirt for Stu- 
dents for Minority Outreach 
promotes av^'areness on 
campus. The group fostered 
academics, leadership and 
social development among 
both current and prospec- 
tive minority students. Photo 
by Keilie Nowlin 

Front row: Tiffany Johnson, Sha)na Scoggins, Diachelle Crawle), Taiin Carter; 
Second row: Linia Duncan. Jerrica Browder, Angela Saunders, Whitney Davis, Jackie 
Slaughter; Back row: Stephanie Reese, Meagan Lyies. Ladaisha Ballard. Francesca 
Leigh. Monique Hall. 


Sophomore Cass Counci 

The Sophomore Class Council was 
responsible for creating and promot- 
ing unity among members of the 
sophomore class. Projects that the 
council headed included the Ring 
Premiere, an event that debuted the 
class ring design, and Water Balloon 
Fight on the Quad. 

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Front row: Andrew Gibson, Tara Rife, Chiquita King, Jeff Watson. 

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■tae kwon do 


Demonstrating motions. 
junior and 

senior run 

through drills. The club was 
composed of three different 
levels: beginner, intermedi- 
ate and advanced, Photo by 
Keliie Nowlin 

Forcing his opponent. 
sophomore ' nthony Balady, 

to the floor, sophomore 
works on 
developing his techniques. At 
practices, instructor Jona- 
than Price often handed out 
awards of achievements and 
grades to members. Photo by 
Keliie Nowlin 

Sparring his opponent, a 

Tae Kwon Do Club member 

works on his strategies of 

attack. Advanced students 

frequently helped lead the 
class. Phoio by Kellie Nowlin 

Front row: Brandon Lee. John Giudice. \\'end\ Chang, Colleen Store\', Erin Crawiew 
Caitlin Fitzpatrick, Alex Kim. Anthony Baladv. Dana Jacobsen, Geoff Wellington, Mike 
Lt\'es\'; Second row: Win McCormack, Shirley Druetto. Abb\ Fitzgibbon, Sarah Sushner. 
Megan Kierce, Jennifer Martell, Saryenaz Allahyerdi. Mike Shomaker; Back row: Colin 
Bussert, Jordan Morris, Jonathan Palmer. Deyin Nelson, Julia Schoelwer, Greg Brandon, 
Ben Hein, Corey Garig, Stephen Plastino, Dayid Petri. Joshua Schuchman, Andrew 
West, Adam Mathews, Bryan Graham, Glenn Henderson. Jonathan Price. 

Swing Panes Cub 

The Swing Dance Club allowed 

both beginning and advanced 

dancers to hone their swing dance 

skills and take part in communit)' 

service activities. The club, created 

in 1998, was recognized as a sports 

club in 2006. 

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Front row: Gretchen Bobber, Helen 1 ilcomb, Asiiic\ MLWilliams. Linda Laarz, 
Christine Hulse, Beth Lacy, Alicia Breig, Alaina Vinacco; Second row: Jenna Nelson, 
Heather Worthley, Parmjeet Raur. Miriam O'Neill, Amanda Glover, Libby Lamb, 
ohn Hall. Ryan Doren; Third row: Sam Anderson. Will Brown, \ alerie Hargis. Chris- 
ina Gregory, Michelle Tillery. Joe Doherty. Matthew Lowman. \'anessa Knight: Back 
row: Scott MacHardy. Stephanie Haas, Sean O'Brien. Maggee Dorsey. Andrew Smith. 
Vick Bakewell, Sam DuVal. Lauren McHale. 

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by Sunny Hon 

Tae Kwon Do Club members develop their skills while spreading knowledge. 

The art of Tae Kwon Do, loosely translated 
as "the way of the foot and the fist," had been a 
part of Korean culture for many generations. The 
traditional art form was a combination of physical 
athleticism and mental discipline. Students of Tae 
Kwon Do endured many years of tireless training 
in order to master the art of kicking and punch- 
ing passed down since the early days of Korean 
history. Over time, the popularity of Tae Kwon 
Do spread across the globe and ultimately became 
an Olympic sport. Such popularity reached the 
university in 1981, and resulted in the conception 
of the Tae Kwon Do Club. 

For a small monthly fee, students trained and 
climbed the ranks along with other devotees to the 
sport. Students of different training backgrounds, 
from novices to seasoned veterans, were welcomed 
to join. The club was founded with the objective of 
stimulating interest in the art form among students, 
faculty and staff. "I was attracted to [Tae Kwon Do] 
when I was younger because I thought it looked cool, 
but 1 was attracted to the club because I had been 
training before and because everyone in the club 
seemed so nice and welcoming," explained senior 
Melissa Alfano, a first degree black belt. 

For a 10-year period following its inception, the 
club changed its art form concentration from Tae 
Kwon Do to the styling of the Japanese Karate. In 
1994, the club reverted back to its original form 
and was since known as the Tae Kwon Do Club. 
Under the instruction of Jonathan Price and An- 
drew Carnahan, training sessions were held at the 
University Recreation Center three times a week for 
all belt levels. 

Aside from the usual weeklv training sessions, 
members of the club also participated in a myriad 
of other activities. They not only tried to better 
themselves as individuals, but also assisted in bet- 
tering their local community. "The [Tae Kwon Do] 
club is involved with several activities, ranging from 
monthly club dinners to participating in tourna- 
ments with other colleges and community service 
activities such as teaching sororities a self defense 
101," said junior Brandon Lee, president of the club 
and a brown belt. 

The most rewarding part of being in any orga- 
nization was the camaraderie one developed with 
people with similar interests. To members of the 
Tae Kwon Do Club, such an idea was not foreign. 
"We are strangers at first, but the longer you stay, 
you will develop a stronger sense of cohesion with 
your class as you continue to train," explained Lee. 
"You will endure many difficulties and challenges, 
but you'll have people at your back encouraging you 
every step of the way. They say that Tae Kwon Do is 
a sport of individuals, but I tend to disagree because 
very few people can make it to the top without 
someone pushing them from below." 

In addition to the friendships created by the 
common love for the sport, the lessons learned 
in Tae Kwon Do went far beyond board breaking 
and fighting stances. Many lifelong lessons were 
also communicated through the traditional Ko- 
rean teachings. "Tae Kwon Do, like a lot of things 
in life, yields exactly what you put into it. If you 
dedicate the time and effort to strengthen yourself 
and help others, then it will pay off in the long 
run," said Lee. 

The Madison Rei/ieiv 

The Madison Reviev^ was a student- 
run, conservative-based newspaper 
published bimonthly since 2004. 
The publication's goal was to keep 
the students informed on 
political issues. 

Front row: .^dnenne \^aughn, Victoria Elizabeth Mathieu, .\lison Ward; Back row: Jar- 
rett Ray, Anthony Riedel, Michael Yarborough, Kirsti Jespersen. 

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■tau beta sigma 

/CX I ICyl Ly v_y v-/ i^Ly v^y by Katie O'Dowd 

Tau Beta Sigma encourages musical leadership among women 

Outside of the music building, many students did 
not know about a unique group of women on campus, 
Tau Beta Sigma, a national honorary band sorority. 

According to its mission statement, Tau Beta 
Sigma "provides service to collegiate bands, encour- 
ages the advancement of women in the band profes- 
sion and promotes and enriches an appreciation of 
band music through recognition, leadership de\elop- 
ment and the education of its members." 

Junior Anastasia Christofakis said the best thing 
about the sorority was the sisters themselves. "Each one 
of them is an amazingly talented, driven, successful 
woman," said Christofakis. "They all have such drive 
and motivation in life, which in itself is motivating to 
me. It is an honor to be a member of Tau Beta Sigma." 

Sisters were required to be involved with one music 
ensemble per year. Interested women attended rush 
events and interviewed with sisters. "This organiza- 
tion is a small, tightly-bonded group where everyone 
would do anything for anyone in the sisterhood," said 
sophomore Amanda Banks. 

Most women joined Tau Beta Sigma because a 
sister invited them, said junior Dawn Cercone. "If we see 
someone we believe to have the qualities of a sister, we 
ask them to rush," added Cercone. "Other girls also will 
come to our posted rush events so we can meet and gieet." 

"When I joined in fall 2003, it was a very small 
organization with great leadership opportunities," said 
senior Heather Wetzel, president of Tau Beta Sigma. 
"We have kept that reputation while at the same 
time expanding our membership to include amazing 
women who promote our purposes and ideals." 

The members of Tau Beta Sigma were involved 

in a variety of service events throughout the year, 
such as Adopt-A-Highway, Habitat for Humanity and 
a self-defense class for women. Thev also organized 
a Battle of the Bands for high school and college stu- 
dents. "We are all tied together b)' our lo\'e for music 
and service," said Christofakis. 

Tau Beta Sigma assisted the marching band with 
events throughout the year, set up equipment before 
and after games and collected and distributed uni- 
forms for members. "Getting the chance to serve the 
band is awesome, especially since I get to do it with 
even more amazing sisters," said Banks. 

The sisters also sponsored a variety of fundraising 
events bv selling Marching Ro\al Dukes merchandise. 
They also sold bagels in the Music Building every 
Wednesday. Their profits helped to serve the band, or 
went to charities such as VHI's Save the Music Foun- 
dation, the Simon Youth Foundation and disaster 
relief funds. They also participated in the Day of Giv- 
ing at the Valley Mall, where they paid $10 to shop, 
which \vas then donated to a charity. 

Spring semester was especially busy for the Tau 
Beta Sigma sisters. March, which was Save the Music 
month, also marked the chapter's 20th anniversary. 
The\' held a two-day celebration for cmrent and past 
members. They also planned various activities to pro- 
mote music and organized fundraisers throughout 
the month for VHTs Save the Music Foundation. 

Along with their service projects, the sisters also 
grew closer at social events. "The best thing about be- 
ing in Tau Beta Sigma is the bond that our sisterhood 
has," said Wetzel. "We are a very close-knit group of 
women who love music, service and each other." 

Working sceadjiy? senior 

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blanket for a fundraiser 
during Homecoming's Parade 
of Champions. In addition to 
the social events, the group 
was also required to dedicate 
a number of service'hours 
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Tnathon Cub 

The Triathlon Club aimed to pro- 
vide a foundation for improving 
ph}'sical fitness and served as a wa\' 
for its self-motivated members to 
keep in shape. Aside from training 
together, members had the op- 
portunit\' to compete in regional 
triathlon events. 


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From row: Julie Gliesing, Christie 0'H,ira. Jeniia Faviii. Heather Ratasiewicz. Emily 
Haller, Tina Wolf. Alison Ware; Second row: Julie Fry. Sarah Robarge. CJ. Marshall 
Erin O'Donnell, Dana Humbert, Dana C'orriere, Beth Strickler; Third row: Michae 
Thompson, Kristen Brammer, Benjamin Brown, Brian Picknallw Katie Naeher, Michae 
Foehrkolb, Dave Peyser, Sarah Shell, Eric Schramm; Back row: Jeff Turner, Mark Bau 
man, Jason Pitt, Parag Parikh, Dylan Love. Chase Lyne, Cameron Clark, Tim Pole 

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Front row: Lisa Jeffers, Teresa Rubin, Stacy Christofakis, Rachel Hockenben y, Heather 
\Vetze!. Amanda Banks. Erin Poppe. Andrea Sherrill; Second row: Ashley Clark. Emily 
Bentz, Melissa Pankow, Brittany Knight, Bethany Curzio, Anna Korman; Back row: Lee 
Anne Ward. Janis Holcombe. Candace Funderburk. Genevieve Clarkson, Kayla Mittel- 
man, Liz Connors. 


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Up 'ti Pawn 

Up 'til Dawn was the collegiate or- 
ganization established to raise both 
funds for and awareness of St. Jude 

Children's Research Hospital. Its 
members participated in letter-writ- 
ing parties, where they worked in 
teams to write letters to family and 
friends in hopes of receiving dona- 
tions for St. Jude. 

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Front row:Jamie Riegel. Rachael Groseclose, Jennifer Moubray, Alena Lawson; Second 
row: Revee TenHuisen, Kristen Cella, Meghan Tyler; Back row: Katherine Eves. Allison 
Brooks, Allison Guinta, Emily Watson. 

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■theta chi 

Giving the nurse his 
information, freshman 
Mau Dol"^ : signs up to 
donate blood at the Catholic 
Campus Ministries house- 
The blood drive was co- 
sponsored by Alpha Sigma 
Tau. Photo by Mindi Westhoff 

Manning the table, junior 
solicits dona- 
tions for the 12 Days Project. 
Each member of the frater- 
nity was required to work 
at least seven hours and stay 
overnight once in the trailer. 
Photo by Mindi Wezthoff 

Front row: Luke Ogdeii, Mike Brown, Ben Erwin, Sam Uanserume, Fred Rose, Mike 
Milanesi: Second row: Robert Kramer, John LoCicero, Bradley Lands, Benjamin Rosen- 
berger, Gerard Kasza, Matt Portner; Back row: Jordan Barbour, Matt Dorting, Philip 
Giordano, Thomas Webb, Wyatt Brown, Ian McCleary, Chris Russo. 

Vietnamese Student 

The Vietnamese Student Associa- 
tion aimed to develop unity among 

students with an interest in Viet- 
namese culture, as well as to spread 

awareness and promote under- 
standing of the Vietnamese way of 
life. With the intent of serving the 

community, the association cele- 
brated Vietnam's history by hosting 
campus events. 



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Front row: Del Ciela Basiho, Kimberly Trai 
Vguyen, Anita Nguyen, Elizabeth Say. Dun 
Hoang-Anh Levo, Thang Pham, Brian Li, 

. Anh Pham. Linda Ha; Second row: Eric 
I Pham. Julie Ha; Back row: Kim Nguyen 
Vicki Truong. Adrianne Maraya, Daeze 

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by Amanda Albach 

Brothers bring joy to underprivileged children throughout the commun 


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hildren at the Harrisonburg 

Jjjjp^cy House. The group 

almost filled an entire semt 

truck with nearly $6,000 

worth (^teifts collected 

during the l2lfcOTs Project. 

Photo)iy M^iWesthoff 

Picking up seven new members was an easy feat 
for the Eta Kappa chapter of Theta Chi fraternity 
when news spread like wildfire that it had been 
awarded the title of Fraternity of the Year for the 
past three years. 

Fall rush brought in a large number of pro- 
spective members that gave the fraternity a diverse 
group from which to choose. Theta Chi gained an 
exclusive group that consisted of seven freshmen, 
all with one thing in common: good character. 

The new pledge class was not the only reason 
why the brothers were proud, as they also celebrated 
their anniversary during the year. "This year is the 
150th anniversary of our founding, which has just 
been awesome for us and our brothers internation- 
ally," said senior Ben Erwin. 

Not only had the fraternity been established 
for many years, its community service endeavors 
had been recognized by various media as well. For 
the past seven years, Theta Chi put on the 12 Days 
Project on the Commons as part of the brothers' 
commitment to charity. They collected monetary 
and toy donations for the underprivileged children 
of Harrisonburg. "Typically, we donate our collec- 
tions to the Toy Convoy which is a part of the 
Salvation Army," said senior Ian McCleary. "This 
year, however, we decided to work with a more local 
organization so that the toys and donations remain 
in the local area." 

All the proceeds collected went to the Harrisonburg 
Mercy House. Mercy House was a shelter located in 

downtown Harrisonburg that was built to help less 
fortunate children in the area. 

President Linwood H. Rose showed interest in 
Theta Chi's 12 Days Project as well. To show his 
support for the fraternity and its cause, on Nov. 28, 
Rose stayed overnight in the 12 Days trailer with a 
few of the brothers. "It was really exciting to have 
him as a part of the project," said Erwin. 

The student body population also showed an im- 
mense amount of support for the fraternity, especial- 
ly after it was enticed by free hot chocolate provided 
by the brothers. 

When Theta Chi was not busy organizing its 
own philanthropy, members helped other Greek 
chapters as well. The brothers participated in 
events such as giving blood at annual blood drives. 
They cleaned up local roads through the Adopt- 
A-Highway program and co-sponsored a 5K run 
with Delta Delta Delta. Consistent commitment 
to the community made the fraternity stand out 
within the university. 

When the Title IX decision brought down the 
pride of a lot of men around campus, the men of 
Theta Chi stood up for sports programs and their 
causes. Brothers cheered on their fellow Dukes as 
they participated in rallies held around campus 
in protest of the decision to eliminate 10 varsity 
sports teams. 

Theta Chi embodied commitment. The brothers 
maintained positive attitudes and showed support both 
for the university and Harrisonburg communities. 

Front row: Erica Corbett, Treshona Saxton, Ancha Jordan, Kelly Greer. 

Women of Color 

Women of Color was a Center for 

Multicultural Student Services 

organization that took pride in 

facilitating positive discussions of 

minority issues within the university 

and surrounding communities. The 

organization provided women of all 

color with a strong support system 

for the development of self-love. 

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by Jean Han 

UPB restructures its executive council and hosts quality entertainment. 

The University Program Board (UPB) experi- 
enced many major changes over the year, including 
a significant revamp of its organizational structure. 
UPB had been an active organization since 1977. but 
had never before constructed the executive council 
into a hierarch) and reformed its committees. 

"I've been on the executive council for four years 
so I've seen UPB go through a lot of changes, but 
this last year was probabiv the most drastic change, 
because we changed the structure of the executive 
board," said senior Jeiemv Paredes, vice president of 
marketing and communication. "It has been such a 
positive change for UPB, but it has been really dif- 
ferent. We had a round table style structure before, 
whereas now it is a pvramid structure. It has been re- 
ally great for the lines of communication, something 
that is so crucial for any organization." 

While the reorganization was important to 
the success of UPB, it was a process that required 
a significant amount of time to complete. "Obvi- 
ously the transition isn't completely over; we're still 
going through some transitional issues." he added. 
"It has cleared up a lot of things and consolidated 
a lot of areas." 

Senior Christopher Beach, director of center 
stage, the group of UPB members that scheduled 
the spring and fall concerts, viewed the organiza- 
tional structure change in a similar light. "At first we 
were all kind of skeptical, because some of the roles 
seemed kind of repetitive, but as we programmed 
more, people defined their own roles, and we eventu- 
ally all worked well together," said Beach. 

UPB was a student organization that strove to 
enhance the overall universitv experience by provid- 
ing a variety of cultural, educational and entertain- 
ment programs and services that appealed to diverse 
audiences. As one of the largest organizations on 
campus, UPB was managed by the new executive 
council of 12 student directors who led over 200 
committee members. UPB members got a chance to 
work in the newly formed committees of film, center 
stage, marketing, contemporary issues, special events 
and one of the few student-run record labels in the 
United States: 80 One Records. 

UPB sponsored events such as lectures, concerts 
and movies. The first major event that UPB orga- 
nized for the year was an exciting debate between 
porn industry icon Ron Jeremy and XXX Church 
pastor Craig Gross on the topic of pornography. "I 
think that our porn star debate was a really great 
way to set up the beginning of the year," said Pare- 

des. "We were worried about interest at first, but 
we ended up having over 1,000 people there and 
almost filled up all of Wilson." 

"It was a great way to kick off the year and 
great for UPB because it was such a successful event 
in the first few weeks of school and it gave us some 
high standards to meet for the rest of the year," 
Paredes added. "In the past I don't think we had 
such a great event so early in the year, which was 
excellent just to be a part of." 

Other major events dining the year included 
Fantasy Casino Night, which showed students what 
gambling was like in Las Vegas, Nev. Students 
redeemed the chips they won from the games for 
raffle tickets, which were drawn at the end of the 
night for prizes. Students also got the chance to 
listen to blues music and spoken words when Jayne 
Cortez and the Firespitters performed at Wilson 
Hall. Some students were also lucky enough to listen 
to the golden words of National Poetry Slam Cham- 
pion and Def Poetry Jam artist Mayda del Valle. 

As usual, UPB had popular movies pla)ing at 
Grafton-Stovall Theatre throughout the year, but 
around the holidays it implemented a co-sponsor- 
ship that benefited a local charity. Movie-goers who 
watched "Little Miss Sunshine" were given the op- 
portunity to feel that they did something charitable 
during the holiday season, since proceeds from the 
showing went to benefit Operation Santa Claus. 

One of the highlights for 80 One Records was the 
CD release show it held for one of its newest artists, 
senior Eddie Cain Ir\in. "I was really happy, we all 
worked realh hard to make sure it would go well," 
said junior Maleika Cole, director of 80 One Records. 
"We sold a ton of CDs and there were over 200 people 
there. I was really excited with the turnout." 

The Eddie Cain Irvin band also had the op- 
portunity to open for well-known bands Copeland 
and Guster at the much-anticipated concert at the 
Convocation Center. "I'm proud of the teamwork of 
all the committee members in putting together the 
Convocation show," said Beach. 

80 One Records also added another artist to 
its label, graduate student Doug Roberts. Roberts 
began working with UPB in October and started 
recording in January. 

Even with the drastic structural changes, UPB 
did an incredible job of creating memorable experi- 
ences for many students. "W'e try to program as 
man\' informational, eduiationai and entertaining 
programs as possible," said Beach. 

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helps prepare information 
outside of the "Culture 
Shock" show. UPB helped 
promote the e 
featured autheni1«^^sme 
and panelists from African. 
Asian. Filipino, Guyanese and 
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Reaching toward a student 

with a smile, junior 
-.bdciraznq serves popcorn 
at the "Little Miss Sunshine" 
premiere. UPB members ar- 
rived and set up 40 minutes 
before the start of each 
show. Photo by Nancy Daly 

Making it official, musician 
Doug Roberts signs his first 
recording contract with 80 
One Records as director 
unior ''inlcEka Cole looks 
on. The record was funded 
through UPB and relied on 
the efforts of student volun- 
teers. Photo by Mindi Westhoff 

\JFd Information 


80 One Records 

• Created in the fall of 2003 by student directors 
Sean Branigan and Matt Stuart and was one of the 
only student-run record labels in the country 


• Committee members created and marketed the 
film schedule to the university 

Center Stage 

• Selected the bands and comedians to appear at 
the university 

Special Events 

• Co-sponsored events on and off campus such as 
International Week and Homecoming. 

Marketing and Communication Staff 

• Promoted UPB as a whole behind the scenes and 
produced calendars about events on campus. 

Contemporary Issues 

• Brought the "Here and Now" to the campus to 
create awareness 

« Events included the cultural newsletter The Needle 
and Casino Nights. 

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Front row: Devon Han is. Jciiniici Disse, Mollie Randa. Jess Siemens, Morgan DeHaven. 
Jillian Hornstein-St. Claire; Second row: Christina Nelson. Emily Langhorne. Sarah 
Delia, Foster Hardiman. Danielle Roberson. Jennifer Bishop; Third row: Katie Abbott. 
Brittany Stanzel. Logan Leichtman, Jimmy Oliverie, Brian Riggs, Carrie Brothers, Phil 
Mathews; Back row: James Taylor. Becky Martinez, Mark Maskell. Robert De Laat, 
David Garland. Mike Hudson. 

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General Manager: Jess Siemens 

Prog. Rock: Chelsea Hersch, 

Brian Kim 

Business Manager: Morgan DeHaven 

lazz: Patrick Stanley 

Programming Manager: Mollie Randa 

Loud Rock: Ian Howden 
RPM: Mark Maskell 

Second Line Management 

World: Marley Green 

Big Events: Jake Adams, Greg Haugan 

D] Board: Lisa Derry, Dylan Love, Amanda Phillips 

Historian: Cassie Summer 

Librarian: Caria Cox 

Underwriting Directors: Carrie Brothers, Anna Santiago 

Publicity: John O'Connell, Amanda Phillips, Kevin Wisener 

News Director: Patrick White 

Technical Directors: Mark Maskell, Ben Turner 

Traffic Director: Omar Nasery 

Webmaster: Dylan Love 

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WXJM broadcasts more live shows from its new location. 

For those students who were not aware that 
the university even had a radio station, it may have 
seemed that WXJM had recently come out of hid- 
ing and finally placed itself on the map as one of 
the more unique student organizations the univer- 
sity had to offer. 

WXJM was a completely student-run radio sta- 
tion that supplied the Shenandoah Valley with a 
variety of new and under-represented music, news, 
sports and original programming. The station gave 
students the opportunity to learn how to run a non- 
commercial radio station, including the broadcast- 
ing, communication and production aspects, as well 
as music industry experience. Students tuned into 
WXJM on 88.7 FM to listen to several different 
music genres such as progressive rock, jazz, world, 
electronica, urban, Americana and loud rock, all 
of which were categorized within the independent 
music scene. 

The station had been around since 1990, and 
originally aired from Anthony-Seeger Hall, but relo- 
cated in 2005 to its new home off Cantrell Avenue. 
One of the ways WXJM was getting noticed was 
through its large number of shows. "This year we 
have collaborated with on-campus venues such as 
TDU and Festival, and other live performance or- 
ganizations like [the University Program Board], 80 
One Records, and the Music Industry Association," 
said senior Morgan DeHaven, WXJM's business 
manager. "Our collaboration with these groups re- 
sulted in arrangements like the free monthly 'WXJM 
Presents,' shows at [Taylor Down Under], which were 
intended to expose students to a variety of bands 

of different genres, both local and touring, encour- 
age involvement with the station and to act as a 
stepping stone to off-campus shows at other live 
Harrisonburg venues." 

According to DeHaven, WXJM had been able 
to bring more live programming to campus and 
the community. In addition, WXJM hoped to use 
its resources for charitable reasons. The station 
featured six shows held around campus in the fall, 
including indie rock, loud rock, hardcore and 
Americana genres. 

"This year is also the year we're bringing back 
Cool-Aid, a benefit concert that takes place in Janu- 
ary," DeHaven added. "WXJM chooses an organiza- 
tion to be the beneficiary of the event, and this year 
is the newly formed Green Coalition at JMU." 

Junior Carla Cox, WXJM librarian, was happy 
with how the new management was handling things at 
the station. "I'm really impressed with the collabora- 
tion of WXJM managers [and] the amount of shows 
on campus and around Harrisonburg," said Cox. 

One of WXJM's goals for the year was to increase 
awareness of the station, both within the university 
and throughout the Harrisonburg area. It accom- 
plished this through its pioneer print advertising cam- 
paign. "As a result of the posters around campus, a lot 
of people around campus could put a face to WXJM," 
said senior John O'Connell, publicity director. 

It seemed that most of the members of WXJM 
were excited about how the station was turning a 
new leaf. "I've noticed a lot more openness to ideas 
and possibilities," said Cox. "Everyone is upbeat and 
excited to bring WXJM back to what it once was." 

WXJM Information- 


• In 1984, the SGA voted to establish WXJM, a 
student-run, student-organized radio station. 

• Began sponsoring the annual Mid-Atlantic 
College Radio Conference in 1997. 

• Broadcasted twenty hours each day, seven 
days a week. 

Typical Wednesday Programming: 

Midnight-2 a.m. - "Airlock" with Mike Keane (RPM) 

2-6 a.m. - off air 

6-8 a.m. - Sean Youngberg (Freeform) 

8-10 a.m. - Becky Martinez (Prog) 

W-noon - Jason Misterka (Jazz) 

Noon-2 p.m. - "New American Language" with Boug 

Woodhouse (Americana) 
2-4 p.m. - Fabiana Talbot (Loud Rock) 
4-6 p.m. - "Sound Affects" with Omar Nasery (Prog) 
6-8 p.m. - "Dayglo Duo" with Emily King and Robert 

Kramer (Prog) 
8-9 p.m. - "JMU Sports Talk" with Jennifer, James 

and Tyler (Talk) 
9-10 p.m. -Speciality (Talk) 

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by Elizabeth Carpenter 
ZTA sisters join in the fight against Breast Cancer. 

Widely known for raising more money than any 
other sorority, the members of Zeta Tau Alpha (ZTA) 
continued to pour their efforts into October's Breast 
Cancer Awareness (BCA) month. ZTA raised over 
$15,000 in previous vears. which was donated directh' 
to the Susan G. Komen Breast Cancer Foundation. 

ZTA's philaiuhrop\ month was comprised of 
many events with the intention of not only involving 
the university community, but also family, friends 
and those in the surrounding area. This was ac- 
complished with its kick-off event, a 5K held during 
Family Weekend whicli drew attention and donations 
from students' families. 

Another component of ZTA's philanthropy was 
its popular Breastival. This interactive fair drew the 
attention of the university with flyers that listed the 
frightening realities of breast cancer, including the 
facts that one person was diagnosed with breast can- 
cer every three minutes, every 14 minutes someone 
died of breast cancer and that over 215,000 women 
were diagnosed with breast cancer every year. The 
event, which was free, was completely devoted to 
increasing education surroimding breast cancer. 

The list of BC^.A activities was long. Events 
included a Grab-A-Date auction, a jewelry par- 
ty, the Late Night Breakfast and Survivor Night. 
ZTA sisters also sold BCA cookbooks and their 
popular "Madison" T-shirts, according to senior 

Rachel DuVal, ZTA historian. 

The annual Late Night Breakfast took the uni- 
versity by storm. "It raised the most money that Late 
Night Breakfast ever has for any event," said junior 
Alii Knighton. For only a dollar, students enjoyed 
an all-\ou-can-eat breakfast, a pumpkin carving 
contest and performances h\ Alpha Kappa Alpha 
Sorority, Inc.'s step team, the BluesTones, Exit 245, 
Into Hymn, Low Key, Madison Dance. Madison Proj- 
ect and Note-oriety. 

Giving back to the community was important 
to Greek life at tiie universitw and members of 
ZTA frequenth' participated in other organizations' 
fundraising efforts. "Zetas participate in other phi- 
lanthropies on campus as well," said Du\'al. "Some 
included Up 'til Dawn, Madison Challenge and 
Relay for Life." 

Recruitment of new members was vital to a 
sorority's continuation and growth. Along with the 
seven other sororities, ZTA participated in formal 
recruitment from Sept. 14-19. "We had a very sui- 
cessful recruitment this year and gained new, very 
in\olyed members," said Du\'al. "Our theme for 
recruitment sums up ZTA well by saying, "In order to 
be irreplaceable, one must always be different.'" 

The university looked forward to seeing where 
ZTA would go next in defining itself as a sororit\' 
and an integral part of Greek life. 

Women's Cub Vbleyba 

Women's Club \'olleyball offered 
students the opportunity to hone 
their skills, practice as a team and 
compete against other club teams. 
The club aimed to piomote athleti- 
cism and teamwork in a moderately 
competitive environment. 

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Downey. Caillin Rock: Second row: Alyssa Schneider, Katherine Pahls. Chelsea Ridd, 
Cassie Jefferies. Amanda Johnson. Meghan Durretl. Morgan Dietrick; Back row: 
Kelsev Perkev. Ashley Elder, Margaret Serkes. Brina Baker, Jessica Ncwconib, Jessica 
Liss, Kelly Robinson. Jenn Pacchiana. 

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Serving cheir fellow stu- 
dents, members of ZTA work 
at the Late Night Breakfast. 
Proceeds from the event 
went to the Susan G. Komen 
Breast Cancer Foundation, 
Photo by Candace Edmonds 

Carving her jack-o-tantern, 
a ZTA sister participates in 
the Late Night Breakfast. 
The group also sponsored 
a 5K run, jewelry party and 
date auction to raise breast 
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Front row; Jamie Atkinson, Alexandra Bassett, Melissa Lohrcr, Caiiyn Lawler, Kat Thom- 
as, iMeredyth Harrison, Caley Smith, Molly Hoover, Megan Erb. Kathleen Harper; Second 
row: Emily Oliver, Corrie Glennon. Allie Sinapi, Nicole Van Natta, Danelle Pompa, Ally 
Ramser, Leah Chow, Stephanie Mandra, AH Nelson, Anne Gerald. Nichole Price, Sarah 
Keller; Third row: Heather Biron, Allison Peters, Chelsea Harrison, Marisa Geisser, Sara 
Luscombe, Amy Latchford, Ashton Garafalo, Nicole Sahara. Katie Montague. Rachel 
Karamessinis, Casey Hazlegrove, Allie Fields, Heather Ford, Michele Robel, Hannah Stell, 
Heather Gammon. Hunter Spencer; Fourth row: Nicole Orokos. Caitlin Harrison, Brit- 
tany Beczkiewicz, Lindsey Kircher. Angela Bereski, Amanda Raus. Jenee Briscoe, Debra 
Shirk, Fallon Casner, Hart Franko, Meryl Mullins, Megan Koptish, Jenny Barber. Katie 
Rotelli. Leanne Bossa, Abby Weaver; Fifth row: Kim Tyler, Kathryn Betz, Ashley Bruno, 
Mary Miller, AH Thompson, Emily Belyea, Lyndsi Armenio, Adrienne Hayden. Laura 
Morgan, Megan Sheeran, Eliisa Wright, Kristen O'Connor, Ashley Atkins, Katherine Par- 
rott, Kate Ziehl, Carrie Allen, Stephanie Brummel, Susan Loney, Courtney Kurtz, Brit- 
tany Townsend, Brittany DiOrio. Megan Corker, Sarah Stedman, Whitney Gee, Megan 
Cipperly, Allison Beisler, Ali Ward; Sixth row: Palmer Valentine, Sandy SoUaccio, Sarah 
Hagen. Meredith Hauf, Kristin Larkin, Katie Whiteman, Julia Marchetti, Kaitlyn Rawlett, 
Laura Karr, Elaine Puleo, Claire Evans, Sara Lyddan, Emily Muniz, Lynne Murray, Erin 
Adams, Christina Schifano. Katie Van Buskirk, Claire Hawse, Emma Fletcher, Toni 
Pokorny, Melyssa Hancock. Carlye Gallagher, Alii Knighton. Jenna Stenderup; Seventh 
row: McKenzie Healy, Erin Rose, Jordyn Fitzpatrick, Katie Reese, Emily Cosse. Lauren 
Dillon, Amanda Forth, Anna Konova, Torri Merriam, Amanda Williams Keri Lynch, 
Blair Loughrie, Lauralee Glasgow, Ashley Perry, Rachel DuVal, Meaghan Ford, Lauren 
Zondag, Elizabeth Crew; Back row: Nikki Smith, Kim Lally, Lee-Ann Zondag, Margaret 
SchuUy. Leann Bonanno, Sherry Parker, Gwendolyn Brantley, Kaitlan Deal, Mary Mason 
Wright, Megan Baskette, Meg McCann, Laura Taylor, Margaux Zanelli. 

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Women's Water Foo 

The Women's Water Polo Club 
sought to have fun with the game 
while striving to uphold its reputa- 
tion in the Collegiate Water Polo 

Association. The team, which start- 
ed as coed in the early 1990s and 

was divided into separate men's and 
women's teams in 1998, accepted 

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Front row: Jacqueline Patrell, Nicole Martinez, Amy Townsend, Laura Dwyer, Emii) 
Cosse, Lauren Grindle, Karen Hayes; Second row: Amanda Sharp, Taryn Richards 
Jen Kinsey, Allison Chaplin, Heidi Lindenfelser; Back row: Tiffany Mothershead 
Theresa Smith, Vanessa Shepperson, Elizabeth Steffy, Liz Snellings, Emily Fano 
Eleanor Garretson. 

new members who were interested 
in learning the game. 

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13141 Spring Sports 

316 archery 

318 baseball 

320 lacrosse 

322 Softball 

324 men's tennis 

326 women's tennis 

328 men's track and field 

330 women's track and field 

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Spring Sports I 3 1 5 I 


Pulling his arm back, junior 

Jedd Greshock aims for the 

bull's-eye. As a sophomore. 

Greshock was a member of 

the U.S. men's silver medalist 

team at the World University 

Games. Photo courtesy of 

Sports Media Relations 




• Ail-American Team 

• U.S. Intercollegiate National 
Championships bronze-medalist 
women's recurve team 

• Sixth at U.S. Intercollegiate 

• All-East Region 

• New Jersey Indoor champion 

• Virginia Indoor champion 

• Fifth at U.S. Indoor Championships 

Katrina Weiss 

Carlisle, MA 


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• All-East Region 

• Virginia Indoor runner-up 

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• Placed 29th in U.S. Intercol- 

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legiate Championships 

Andrew Holben 


Roanoke, VA 

I 3 16 I Sports 

kby Laura Becker 

Most prospective students chose the university 
for its variety of programs and demographics. Senior 
Katrina Weiss and junior Jacob Wukie made their 
choices based solely on the archery team, ranked 
second in the nation. 

Wukie, an Ohio native, discovered the imiversity 
\ia the Internet. "I saw what schools placed high in 
different competitions andJMU was one of them," 
said Wukie. "I came and visited with the coach and 
some of the team members and decided to come 
here. I wouldn't have even known JMU existed if I 
hadn't been interested in archery." Weiss, originally 
from Massachusetts, learned of the university in 
high school from other archers. 

Sophomore Brittany Lorenti began shooting with 
her father at age seven. "Archery was definitely a 
big part of my decision to come to JMU. I wanted to 
continue my archery career and study biology at the 
same time," she said. "To me, my only options were 
Texas A&M or JMU, and since JMU is much closer 
to home, I picked JMU." 

The archery team was composed of four squads: 
a men's and women's recurve and a men's and wom- 
en's compound. There were roughly four archers per 
squad, along with a head coach, assistant coaches, 
team captains and squad captains. 

Official practice for the archery team began in 
mid-October, but that did not prevent the archers 
from practicing year-round. First semester practice 
ran three times a week, and during the season the 
team met five days a week. Each practice lasted two 
hours, not including any individual preparation. 
Similar to most sports, the archery team traveled 
to other schools for competitions. "We had 10 or 
12 competitions last year, and three of them were 
[held at the university]," Wukie said. 

Despite the fact that a few members were new 
to the sport, the team came in second at Nationals. 

"Everything is individual until Nationals, where your 
performance affects the ranking of the team," said 
Wukie. "We shot really well. We wanted first — the 
past two years we've been the closest to beating 
Texas A&M than anyone else." 

Wukie, Weiss and Lorenti were only three of the 
many skilled archers on the team, but their individ- 
ual accomplishments reflected the team's hard work 
and dedication. Wukie, Lorenti and junior Braden 
Gellenthien were named to the 2007 Senior U.S. 
Archery Team. The three traveled to Slovakia over 
the summer for the World University Championship. 
Gellenthien won an individual gold medal and was 
a member of two gold-medal teams, one of which 
included Lorenti. Lorenti was also a member of a 
bronze-medal team; she played with two Texas A&M 
women and beat Great Britain with a score of 20-18. 

"It was a pretty amazing season. A lot happened 
that I am so incredibly proud of. I never thought I 
would accomplish so much in one year of shooting," 
said Lorenti. "All that hard work and practice paid 
off which makes me want to work harder [next] year 
at continuing to accomplish great things and my 
goals for [next] year. I can't say much other than to 
say that it was a season of a lifetime." 

Wukie felt confident about the season as well. He 
won every state tournament in which he participated 
and placed strong in other competitions. "I'm aiming 
to make the 2008 Olympic team," he said. 

Weiss, one of the captains, was extremely proud of 
the team's efforts. "I think everyone gave everything 
they had, and I couldn't have asked for more as a 
captain," Weiss said. "I had big dreams for the team. I 
wanted everyone to be as excited about it as I was." 

The archery team's main goal for next season 
was to continue to raise each individual's skill level 
and take first in the nation. Based on their perfor- 
mance this season, this was an attainable target. 

Maintaining a watchful 
eye. sophomore Nick Kale 
gears up to shoot. Kale 
ranked 48th in the 2006 U.S. 
National Target Champion- 
ships. Photo courtesy of Sports 
Media Relations 

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Tagging out a runner, 

graduate Nate Schill keeps 

his glove steady. Schill was 

among 64 players listed on 

the Dick Howser Trophy 

watch list, compiled by the 

National Collegiate Baseball 

Writers Association, Photo 

by Mindi Westhoff 

Leaning in for a bunt, 
graduate Michael Cowgill 
holds his bat as he prepares 
to make a hit. On April 
29. Cowgill became the 
university's all-time home- 
run leader in its 37-year 
baseball history. Photo by 
Mindi Westhoff 








George Washington 















William & Mary 



Virginia Tech 














Old Dominion 


















George Mason 












George Washington 



Georgia State 









UNC Wilmington 



Georgia State 




UNC Wilmington 







Batting Average: 0.343 
Homeruns: 8 
Hits: 72 
Runs: 30 


• One of 64 players on 
the Dick Howser Trophy 
Watch List 

Kellen Kulbacki 

Palmyra, PA 

13181 Sports 

* by Brianne Beers M^ | * 



The 2005-2006 baseball season exemplified 
\vhat ever)' team hoped to accomplish. The team set 
a goal of fort)- wins and of playing in the conference 
tournament. Their journev toward achieving these 
goals was anything but easy, with various setbacks 
along the way. Yet the Diamond Dukes only came 
out stronger and completed their season with an 
incredible record of 39 wins and 21 losses. 

"This year was a complete 180 from last year," 
junior Kellen Kulbacki said. "Our team has bonded 
tremendously and has come together to be a close- 
knit group." 

The baseball team had exceptional coaches who 
not only made sure the team bonded, but also en- 
sured the men were both mentally and physically pre- 
pared for every game. In his ninth year, Joe "Spanky" 
McFarland served as the team's head coach, assisted 
bv Jav Sullenger and Travis Ebaugh. Their coaching 
philosoph)' was based mainly on mental preparation. 
Each player on the team was required to see a sports 
psychiatrist once a month. Physical preparations were 
more strenuous, with 6 a.m. conditioning four times 
a week and practices from 2-5 p.m. everyday. These 
obligations were essential factors in the success and 
quality of the team and its performance in each game. 

The Dukes experienced a few roadblocks 
throughout the season, including a number of inju- 
ries. The team lost pitcher Travis Miller to an elbow 
injury, hurting their starting rotation. However, 
thev were able to bounce back when junior Kurt 

Houck, recipient of the Kevin Nehring Rookie of 
the Year Award, filled in for Miller, performing un- 
believably well. Senior Davis Stoneburner, one of the 
team's most prominent plavers, suffered from a knee 
injury early on, costing him playing time for the rest 
of the season. Despite various injuries, the Dukes 
stepped up and the team prevailed with teamwork 
and great players who rose to the expectations. 

The team overcame the odds in their fight to get 
to the National Collegiate Athletic Association's re- 
gional tournament. The players traveled to Wilming- 
ton, N.C., to participate in a conference tournament. 
During one of the games, the Dukes scored a prom- 
ising lead of seven runs but blew their advantage in 
the eighth inning, making them one game short of 
qualifying for the regional tournament. Although 
devastated by the loss, the team and coaches were 
still proud of the season's accomplishments. Kulbacki 
was named National Co-Player of the Year by "Col- 
legiate Baseball" newspaper. He was also named the 
2006 Colonial Athletic Association (CAA) Baseball 
Player of the Year. Seniors Nate Schill and Michael 
Cowgill joined Kulbacki on the All-CAA first team. 

"One of the biggest moments of the season was 
when we won conference, the last game of the year, 
we came in first place," said sophomore Lee Buja- 
kowski. "It was during senior day and there were a 
lot of seniors on the team, so it was really special for 
them." The 2006 season was one that would truly 
go down in history. 

Completing a play, senior 
Rob Alceri throws the ball in 
from the outfield. Outfielders 
were responsible for acting 
quickly to prevent runners 
from advancing to another 
base. P/ioto by Mindi Westhoff 

Winding up. sophomore 
Justin Wood extends his 
body to throw a powerful 
pitch. Pitchers played an 
important role in the overall 
success of the team. Photo by 
Mindi Westhoff 

Front row: Rob Akieri, Brett Garner, Matt MacDougall, Michael Cowgill, Matt Ibwsend, 
Joe Lake, Justin Wood. Matt Sluder, Skyler Doom; Second row: Chris Johnson, Trevor 
Kaylid, Travis Miller, Jacob Cook, Davis Stoneburner, Greg Nesbitt. Geoff Degener, Matt 
Bristow, R\an Reid, Kellen Kulbacki, Bobby Lasko; Back row: Assistant Coach Rob McCoy, 
Assistant Coach Jay Sullenger, Steven Caseres, Jason Kuhn, Lee Bujakowski, Kurt Houck, 
Brett Sellers, Nate Schill, Dan Santobianco, Josh Eye, Clay McKim, Pat Riley. Assistant 
Coach Travis Ebaugh, Head Coach Spanky McFarland. 

Baseball 1319 

l acrosse 

by Jackie Albright 

"I • and Sara Wist! 

Strength/ wnum bers 

The womens lacrosse team did not lack in expe- 
rience this season, despite its youth. Though there 
were only three seniors on the team, the year ended 
with an overall record of 15-5 and a conference 
record of 6- 1 . 

Preparation for the season was not something 
that was taken lightly. "Rain, snow or sunshine, 
we practiced through everything. Our mental and 
physical toughness was challenged each and every 
day' said sophomore Jaime Dardine. "The practices 
and training were hard but we all knew in the end it 
would help us excel and get us that much closer to 
achieving our goal." 

As a result of the teams dedication and tough 
training from the beginning, the season started 
off with a bang in a 22-6 victory over Longwood 
University. The Lady Dukes also defeated Loyola 
University 14-8, Old Dominion University 14-8 
and the University of Delaware 16-5. Minor losses 
such as those to the University of Notre Dame 1 2- 
1 1 and the College of William & Mary 1 2-6 did not 
damper the teams spirit. 

The best part of the season for many members 
of the team was the 14-8 win over Hofstra Uni- 
versity in the championship game of the Colonial 
Athletic Association (CAA) Womens Lacrosse 
Tournament. "The highlight was winning CAAs 




• IWLCA/US Lacrosse Ail- 
American third team 

• Ranked among NCAA leaders 

in caused turnover average 
(12th, 1.95) 

• All-South second team 

• CAA Defensive Player of the 

• Ali-CAA first team 

Kylee Dardine 

Broomall, PA 

• CAA ail-tournament team 

• Led team in caused turnovers 
and ranked third in ground balls 

and proving that JMU still has the heart and drive 
to be the best^ said Jaime Dardine. "It also showed 
that all of our hard work paid off and that only 
happened because we worked so well as a unit and 
so close as a team." 

Senior Kelly Berger, tri-captain, led the season 
with 59 goals and 34 assists and was named the 
season's Most Valuable Player. The Coaches Award 
was earned by graduate Brooke McKenzie, also a 
tri-captain. Sophomore Kim Griffin was presented 
the Dukes' Rookie of the Year award and the 
Unsung Hero award was received by senior Lynlea 
Cronin. Five players were awarded All-State Honors: 
Berger, Cronin, McKenzie, junior Kylee Dardine 
and graduate Betsey Priest. 

The team finished the season ranked 13th in 
the nation by the Intercollegiate Women's La- 
crosse Coaches' Association. Although the Lady 
Dukes lost to Duke University in the quarterfinals 
of the National Collegiate Athletic Association 
Lacrosse Tournament, both the season and the 
team members certainly deserved the recognition 
they received. "Our team has such great depth 
and so much skill from the freshmen to the se- 
niorsT concluded Jaime Dardine. "It is our goal to 
prove that we will never give up, and no matter 
the challenge, we will overcome it as a team'' 







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Front row: Sarah Steinbacli, Maria Bosica. Brigid Strain, Sarah Marr. Jaime Dardine. 
Morgan Kimberly. Jess Brophy; Second row: Ashley Bevington, Julie Stone, Cap- 
tain Livv\' King, Captain Brooke McKenzie. C'.o-Captain Kellv Berger, Kelly Wetzel, 
Brooke Rhodey, Kylee Dardine; Third row: Lynlea Cronin. Betsey Priest. Janice 
Wagner. Libb\' Cannon; Back row: Lauren Bradley. Kim Griffin. Emily Haller, Colleen 
O'Keefe, Mary Fran Sheiton, Jackie Gateau. 

13201 Sports 













Virginia Tech 



Notre Dame 





















Old Dominion 



William & Mary 









George Mason 

















Extending her arms, junior 
Natasha Fuchs completes 
a pass to a teammate. Swift 
passing and coordination were 
essential to the team's suc- 
cess. Photo by Mindi Westhoff 

PosrriONiNG herself to 
defend against an opponent, 
sophomore Kim Griffin 
keeps her eye on the ball. 
Griffin was ranked among 
leaders in caused turnover 
average in the NCAA. Photo 
by Mindi Westhoff 

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Following through, sopho- 
more Amber Kirk swings at 
the ball, hoping for a home run. 
Kirk made her debut this sea- 
son as third baseman against 
Wichita State on February 17 
Photo by Mtndi Westhoff 




Batting Average: 0.295 
Homeruns: 2 
Hits: 43 
Runs: 24 


• Second team AJl-CAA short- 
stop in 2004 
•CAA Player of the Week 

Katie George 

Virginia Beach, VA 














Norfolk State 





George Mason 






Georgia State 



Saint Francis 



UNC Wilmington 



George Washington 













Norfolk State 









Norfolk State 







Mount St. Mary's 



Maryland East. Shore 


Appalachian State 





Maryland East. Shore 


Prairie View A&M 


Wichita State 


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• 1 • by Sara Wist 1 . 


With a strong offense and skilled pitching team 
complimented by fresh talent, the softball team 
aimed from the beginning to put all their effort and 
ability into being the best they could be. "Doing 
little things like [working very hard in the weight 
room and on the turf] brought our team together 
and helped us stay focused with all aspects of the 
game',' said sophomore Julia Dominguez. 

The season opened with a number of wins for 
the Lady Dukes, who defeated both Prairie View 
A&M University and the University of Maryland 
Eastern Shore 11-0. The team went on to earn wins 
over Niagara University, Norfolk State University 
and Cornell University over a two-day period. In 
the following weeks, however, the team lost double- 
headers to both the University of North Carolina 
at Wilmington and Radford University, as well as a 
number of other losses, such as those to Brown Uni- 
versity 6-7 and the University of Delaware 1-2. 

On March 15, the team experienced one of its 
proudest moments of the season: a win over its rival, 
the University of Maryland, during a double-header 
at home. Dominguez scored two home runs that day, 
one in each game, while sophomore Meredith Felts 
pitched a shutout during game one. 

The Lady Dukes closed the season with a 4-1 
loss to Drexel University, earning an overall record 
of 24-28. "We hit a few bumps in the road during 
conference play, resulting in us not qualifying;' said 
senior Renee Bounds. 

Although the season was not quite as successful 
as they had hoped, the Lady Dukes set a number 
of new records and several of the younger team 
members were recognized for their stellar perfor- 
mances. With 10 home runs during the season, 
Dominguez defeated the existing record of six and 
senior Andrea Long beat the existing record of 1 3 
stolen bases in a season with her 18 steals. Domin- 
guez, Felts and sophomore Kaitlyn Wernsing were 
named to the Colonial Athletic Association Softball 
All-Rookie team. "We had a very strong team with 
everyone making a contribution',' said Bounds. 

The team worked hard all season and was 
awarded in many ways for its dedication and per- 
sistence. With goals for next season already set, the 
Lady Dukes were ready to take on new challenges. 
"We had high expectations and goals for the season 
that we did not seem to reach but [we] are ready 
and looking forward to meeting [them next] year!' 
said Dominguez. "We are all looking forward to 
[next season] and ready to take on new challenges!' 

Front row: Katie George. Meredith Felts, Tamara Carrera, Jenny Clohan, Jenn Chavez, 
Katie Cochran, Renee Bounds, Krista Landing; Second row: Julia Dominguez, Sally 
Smith, Whitney Eye, Katie Schray. Back row: Kaitlyn Wernsing. Briana Carrera, Megan 
Smith, Kelly Berkemeier, Andrea Long, .^^mber Kirk. 

Winding up for a pitch, soph- 
omore Jenny Clohan prepares 
to throw the ball toward the 
waiting batter Clohan started 
in the season's opening game. 
Photo by Mindi Westhoff 

Positioning herself 
mid-swing, graduate 
Kelly Berkemeier prepares to 
send the ball out of the park. 
Berkemeier's hit was the 
beginning of the comeback 
against Vilianova on March 
1 9. Photo by Mindi Westhoff 

Softball 1323 

men's tennis 

anna Brennerl 

_ by Joanna Brenner! 

game,^^/, match 

Although the men's tennis team closed its season 
after the first round of the Colonial Athletic As- 
sociation (CAA) Conference Championships in Wil- 
liamsburg, Va., the season was still complete with 
singles and doubles shut-outs and individual honors, 
as well as nine more wins than the previous season. 

The men opened their season at the Virginia 
Commonwealth University (VCU) Invitational on 
January 21 with losses to both East Tennessee State 
University and VCU. They cjuickly bounced back the 
following day, wrapping up the tournament with a 
victory over Georgetown University, the team's first 
win. Senior Brian Clay defeated Georgetown's Ken- 
neth Wong 6-3 in the first set and 6-4 in the second 
set, and sophomore Jesse Tarr came out victorious 
as well. Graduate Bob Allensworth also scored 6-3 
and 7-6 against Georgetown's Kevin Killeavy. Tarr 
triumphed again the following week in Washington, 
D.C. against George Washington University's Mus- 
tafa Genscoy in two of his three matches. 

"The team goal was to come together as a unit 
and give 100 percent every time we went out on the 
court," said Tarr. 

Though the Dukes were defeated twice in the 
following two weeks, they used those upsets to fuel 
their first shutout of the season against Howard 
University on February 20. This was the Dukes' 
first prominent doubles showing with Clay and 
graduate John Snead upsetting Howard players 
with a score of 8-4. Snead won his singles match 
with scores of 6-2, 4-6 and 6-2. 

According to Tarr, the highlight of the season 
came on the weekend of March 31 when the Dukes 
played and defeated Hofstra University and the Uni- 
versity of Delaware, two of their biggest conference 
rivals. This was sophomore Carlin Campbell's time 
to shine, with a 6-2, 6-1 win in his single's match. 
The overall scores for the Delaware and Hofstra 
matches were both 4-3. 

From that point on, the season went back and 
forth with wins and losses. On April 7 the men 
traveled to Fredericksburg to play the University 
of Mary Washington. Although the Dukes took the 
doubles point, they were still defeated by a score of 
4-3. On April 9, the Dukes reversed this defeat with 
a victory over Longwood University at home with 
the same score of 4-3, followed by a 7-0 triumph 
over Shepherd University on April 11. 

April 21 marked the first day of competition in the 
CAA cham])ionship in Williamsburg, Va. The Dukes 
lost to the College of William & Mary with a score of 
4-0, but the season was definitely not a disappoint- 
ment. Not only were there outstanding singles and 
doubles performances from every player throughout 
the entire season, on April 12, Snead and Tarr were 
named the CAA Men's Tennis Doubles Team of the 
Week. Also, on April 20, Snead was named a finalist of 
the JMU Male Scholar-Athlete of the Year award. 

The men's tennis team closed its season with 
honors, awards and the hope of promising future 
seasons. They increased their record this year, 
and planned to do it again in 2007. 

Front row: Michael McGettigan, Jesse Tarr, Brian Rubenstein, Bob .-Mlensworth, John Snead; 
Back row: .'\ssistant Coach Dave Emery, Scott Davidson, Don Davidson, Carlin Campbell, 
Brian Clay, Head Coach Steve Secord, 

Maintaining his concentra- 
tion, iunior Carlin Campbell 
keeps a close eye on the ball. 
Campbell held a 12-11 record 
in the doubles competition. 
Photo by Mindi Westhoff 

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East Tennessee State 





Old Dominion 


George Washington 



Virginia Tecli 



William & Mary 














Coastal Carolina 



Norfolk State 




George Mason 



Mount St. Mary's 




UNC Wilmington 









Mary Washington 



Washington & Lee 




William & Mary 


Pulling in close to make the 
shot, graduate John Snead 
tries to make solid contact 
with the ball. Snead won his 
last five consecutive matches, 
ending the season with a 
12-1 1 record in the doubles 
competition. Photo courtesy of 
Sports Media Relations 

Taking a forehand shot, 
senior Brian Clay prepares 
to return the ball. Clay 
ended the season with an 11-4 
record in the singles competi- 
tion. Pl^oto hy Mindi Westhoff 



1 2-2 record in singles play 


• CAA Doubles Team of the 
Week with teammate Jesse Tarr 

• CAA third team in doubles 

John Snead 

Richmond, VA 

Men's Tennis 13251 


women's tennis 


Standing strong for 

a volley, sophomore 

Barrett Donner prepares 

to return her opponent's 

shot- Volleys, balls hit before 

they touched the ground. 

required quick thinking 

and agility. Photo courtesy of 

Sports Media Relations 






William & Mary 








Old Dominion 



Sacred Heart 





Norfolk State 





George Washington 





UNC Wilmington 
























Old Dominion 



Spring singles record of 14-6 


• Voted team MVP Lauren Graham 

• ITA Academic Ail-American Senior 

Richmond, VA 

Front row: Aslik-y Rcylicr. Lauren Graham, Annie Day, Barrett Donner, Marv Napier, 
Kristin Nordstrom; Back row: Catherine Philhps, Anna Khoor. 

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(^ by Kati Kitts 1 


Beauty, brains and \icious backswings all de- 
scribed the ladies of the women's tennis team in a 
nutshell. After winning 14 matches, the women also 
earned the Intercollegiate Tennis Association's All- 
Academic honors, a title only bestowed on teams 
earning a 3.20 grade point average or higher. It was 
ihe fourth vear in a row women's tennis received 
this honor. In addition, four team members achieved 
scholar-athlete status. The ladies' hard work on the 
court certainl)- did not affect their performance 
in the classroom. 

The season started out rouo-h, with two losses in 
early February. The team was defeated in Williams- 
burg by the College of Charleston and The College of 
William 8c Mary. In March, they traveled to Orlando, 
Fla., and secured their first win, a 6-1 victory 
over Duquesne University. They continued to shine in 
Florida, beating teams from both Vilianova University 
and Sacred Heart Universit)'. Back in Virginia, the 
ladies lost to the University of Richmond but 
bounced back quickly with a 7-0 win against Norfolk 
State University. The remainder of March saw two 
wins and two losses, but in April the team hit its stride. 
The women won seven consecutive matches against 
Hofstra University, Towson University, the Univer- 
sity of Delaware, Radford University, Longwood Uni- 
versity, Shepherd University and Georgetown Univer- 
sity. The ladies finished their season in late April at the 

Colonial Athletic Association tournament in Newport 
News, where they defeated Hofstra but ended the 
season with a loss to Old Dominion University. 

"Last spring was a tough season... we played some 
really tough matches," said co-captain Mary Napier. 
"We had four new freshmen this year which added 
a lot of depth to our team. I'm hoping that [in the 
fall] we can work really hard to improve our game so 
that when it comes time for our dual matches [next] 
spring, we'll be even better." 

As the season came to a close, the team received 
yet another honor. The university named graduate 
Ashley Reyher the 2005-2006 Female Co-Scholar 
Athlete of the Year. During her time on the team, 
Reyher 's percentage of doubles wins was a career best 
for the university and her singles mark made the top 
ten. Later that summer, Reyher was also honored 
with an Academic All-State Award. 

Looking to the future, Napier exclaimed, "We 
are really excited about the upcoming season!" Despite 
a fantastic record of wins and numerous academic 
honors, the Lady Dukes felt that the secret to their 
success lay in the solid relationships formed between 
the members. "Our team is such a great team because 
we are all so close," said Napier. "We are great 
friends and do a lot of things together which not only 
helps our friendships, but improves our team in the 
long run!" 

Preparing to make contact, 
senior Catherine Phillips starts 
her bacl<swing. Swinging as far 
back as possible resulted in a 
more powerful shot. Photo by 
Mindi Westhoff 

Taking a backfiand swing, 
senior Lauren Graham uses 
all of her strength. Because 
players used their less- 
dominant hand, these shots 
required additional control. 
Photo by Mindi Westhoff 

Women's Tennis 1327! 

men's track and field 


by Eleni Menoutis 

The men's track and field season was marked 
with both university and team-breaking records 
and victorious meets, along with a new set of chal- 
lenges for future athletes and a positive outlook for 
years to come. 

The season opened with the Navv Invitational, 
where junior C.W. Moran and graduate Allen 
Carr finished first and second, respectively, in the 
5,000-meter race. In February, a number of team 
members improved their times at the \'irginia 
Tech Indoor Track Challenge. Sophomore Chris 
Ward set two personal records, one in the 1.000 
and the other in the 800, while Carr improved his 
mile time to 4 minutes, 1 1 seconds. 

Major highlights of the season included Moran 
running his first 10k in 29:36 at Stanford Universi- 
ty and Carr placing third in the mile at the Intercol- 
legiate Association of Amateur Athletes in America 
(IC4A) Indoor Championships. The Dukes' 4x800- 
meter relay team, which consisted of Carr, gradu- 
ates Paul Cawley and Evan Kays and senior David 
Baxter, placed sixth at the IC4A Championships 
held in Princeton, N.J. The\' timed in at 7:37 dur- 
ing the championship round and ad\anced to the fi- 
nals with a time of 7:37.33, barely losing to Cornell 
University's time of 7:33.43. Junior Doron White 
broke Matt Bess's universitv record in the hammer 

Front row; Will Sliutriiidkci . Janitrs Priiuz. BiaiidDii Dick, Stt\f 1 anibuiiiiui. Maulicw 
Berrodin. Matt Bailev. Sani Horn. Scott Tekesky, James Snvder; Second row: Spencer Ka- 
tona. Kyle Siska. Ryan Colas. Paul Uliich. Pete Serkes, Mark Rinker. William Hawthorn. 
Chris Ward. Tanner Cummings. Eric Slowinski: Third row: Nick Oltman. Pete No\ick. 
Tim Young, Chris Franzoni, James Burns; Back row: Teddv Kranis. Chris Brandlein. 
Jeff Kuhland. Dan Rylands, Bryan Buckland. David Baxter, C.W. Moran, Josiah Cadle. .Vn- 
drew Waring, Rainer Fiala. S.Jordan Cole, Kevin Brinklev. Doron White. Ben Knight. 

Extending his arm. senior 
Justin Main prepares Co 
throw the javelin. Main fin- 
ished in the top 10 for javelin 
at the Virginia Common- 
wealth University Ram Invita- 
tional in March. Photo courtesy 
of Sports Media Relations 

and set a team record in the discus while compet- 
ing at the Patriot Open Invitational in Fairfax, Va. 
He won the event with a throw of 48.52 meters and 
broke the university record of 47,14 set last season 
by Chris Brandlein, 

Thev all "[survived] the demands of academics 
and athletics, while putting up with the nuances of 
teammates, coaches and professors," said Bill Wal- 
ton, director of track and field and cross-countrv. 

Though the team was very talented, scoring at 
a major championship, setting and breaking notable 
records and making it into the top university lists 
was not only because of the men's natural athleti- 
cism. These noteworthy accomplishments were a 
result of the athletes' dedication, strength and com- 
mitment. Practices consisted of hard runs at race 
pace, "It takes about a dozen before \ou reallv get 
into the racing mode," said Coach Dave Rinker. "It 
doesn't hurt a lot more to run fast than it does to 
run slow, so you might as well just get in on the ride 
and go with it." 

The season was one of triumph and success. 
The men "set the tone for future athletes as 
attempts are made to better those marks," said 
Walton, "They also provided a measure of future 
reflection as athletes look back to see the mark 
thev left behind." 

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Pushing off with his leg. 
sophomore Brandon Dick 
strides past his opponents. In 
addition to a home Invitational 
and meets at Virginia colleges, 
the team competed in two 
events at the prestigious Penn 
Relays. Photo courtesy of Sports 
Media Relations 

Pulling ahead. C.W. Moran. 
trailed by his fellow team- 
mate, leads the pack, aiming 
for a strong finish. Moran was 
named the JMU Invitational 
Champion after beating 47 
other runners at New Mar- 
ket Battlefield. Photo courtesy 
of Sports Media Relations 

^ spot 



400-m (49.5[R]), 500-m 
(1:08.23), 800-m (1:56.86) 


• Member of 1 1th place 4x800 
relay team at the IC4A Cham- 

• 1 1th in the 800 at the JMU 

• Placed fifth in the 4x400 relay 
at the CAA championships. 

Peter Novick 

RockviUe, MD 

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women's track and field 

Concentrating on 

her landing, sophomore 
Aspen Foster balances her- 
self after clearing a hurdle- 
Foster, like many others on 
the team, competed in both 
track and field and cross- 
country events- Photo courtesy 
of Sports Media Relations 

Pumping her arms to 

momentum, sophomore 

LaVonne Ellerbe passes a 

competitor during a race. 

Sprinters practiced intensely 

to maintain full body strength 

and endurance. Photo courtesy 

of Sports Media Relations 

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#by Katie O'Dowd /^ • | 



To motivate the team and create a fun atmo- 
sphere. Coach Bill Walton began every practice with 
a joke. "Coach Walton is like my second dad," said 
sophomore Danna Frink. "He always encouraged us 
to stop by his office and tell him what ^vas going on 
in our lives." 

Junior Bethany Riley echoed Frink's sentiments. 
"Our entire coaching staff is so great," said Riley. 
"They ^vere always willing to stay longer to show us 
the right techniques, and they were always coming up 
\\ith new drills for us." 

The Lady Dukes depended on each other for 
inspiration. "I absolutely adore my teammates," Riley 
said. "They were the reason I was motivated to go to 
practice everyday. We practiced together, ate together 
and hung out together at night. The team bonding 
was amazing!" 

This support was necessary to endure five practices 
a week, which alternated between running, lifting and 
technique drills. 

The toughest part of the season occurred while 
the team was still training, said junior Gina Casella. 
"We were constantly working out and even had to 
get up early on Sunday mornings to travel for long 
runs," she said. "It was very time consuming and ex- 
hausting sometimes, but it helped us to be ready for 
the actual mid-season." Despite the challeng- 
ing preparation, the women knew their hard work 
would pay off in the end. "We still had to suck it up 
and compete every weekend, no matter how sore 

Front row: Laurie Hints, La\onne Elleibe. Cassandra McCaity. Rrislina Kline. Krislin 
Summers, Renee Lott, Katie Cornett, Emalee Kohos, Nicole Rabinowitz: Second row: 
Cliristine Nicewonger. Leslie Anderson, AUegra Smith, Danielle Wiilox. Emily Stewart. 
Lauren Loeb, Jessica Russell, Caitlin O'Malley, Case)' Rowley, Aspen Foster, Bethan\- 
Riley; Third row: Elaina Orphanides, Jess Wolff, Tiffany Cross. Michelle Beardmore, 
Kelh' Payne. Jen Chapman. Tara Williams, Joanne Britland, Jacqueline Chapman, Dena 
Spickard; Fourth row: Michelle Tyree, Candace Nelms, Rashonda Roberson, Marissa 
Biggins, Kristin Saunders. Gina Caselia, Sarah DiCarlo, Nell)' Anderson, Shannon Saun- 
ders, Meghan Kneemiller, Becca Hoogland, Kell)' Sherrard, Jessica Wade, Cait Fiocchi, 
Kat Berka, Rebecca Eisenhauer: Back row: Danna Frink, Jen Burkhart, Liz Poremsky, 
Jaime Taggart, Brittany Yates, Whitney Dunbar, Casey Rascoe, Elle Tansey. Alison 
Macdonald, Christy Ward. 

we were," Frink said. 

The women had a strong showing at the CAA 
Women's Track and Field Championships cjn April 
21 and 22 in Richmond, Va. Senior Adrienne Mayo 
won the triple jump, sophomore Leslie Anderson 
took first in the 400-meter race and sophomore Jes- 
sica Wade placed fifth in the shot put. Both the 400 
relay team, which included Frink, Mayo, Anderson 
and senior Michelle Tyree, and the 1,600 relay 
team, composed of T)'ree, junior Marisa Biggins and 
sophomores Renee Lott and LaVonne Ellerbe, took 
fourth in their respective races. In the end, the Lady 
Dukes placed fourth overall behind the College 
of William & Mary, Northeastern University and the 
University of North Carolina at Wilmington. 

The Penn Relays in April were another of the 
team's biggest competitions. Not only did the 1,600 
relay team meet the qualifying standard for the 
Eastern College Athletic Conference (ECAC) Cham- 
pionships, the 800 relay team, which included Lott, 
Biggins, Tyree and Anderson, also clocked the 
fourth-best time in school history. 

At the ECAC Championships. Anderson placed 
sixth in the 400. Wade finished 19th in the shot put 
and Mayo finished 22nd in the triple jump. 

While the women hoped to improve both indi- 
viduall)' and as a team next season, they all looked 
forward to deepening the bond they shared the most. 
"The best thing about being on the team is that it 
starts to feel like a family," Frink said. 




Triple Jump: 40-9 3/4 
Long Jump: 19-3 1/2 
60-m: 8.27, 200-m: 26.95 


• Placed 10th in triple jump 
and I6th in long jump at 
ECAC Championships 

• Tied for 35th in triple jump at 
NCAA East Region 

• CAA triple jump champion 

• Placed 22nd in triple jump at 
ECAC Championships 

• ECAC 400-m relay qualifier 

• JMU Athletic Director 
Scholar Athlete 

Adrienne Mayo 

Reston, VA 

Wonnen's Track and Field I 33 1 

I 332 I Fall Sports 

334 cheerleading 

336 men's cross country 

338 women's cross country 

340 field hockey 

342 football 

344 golf 

346 men's soccer 

348 women's soccer 

350 volleyball 

fall sport.q 

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by Victoria Shelor 


Swift and precise, the university's cheerlead- 
ers stomped, clapped and leapt to every move with 
compelling spirit. With practices held three days a 
week including a 5:30 a.m. practice and games every 
weekend, the cheerleaders trul\' "bled purple." 

"This is the first year we've actually gotten to 
travel to away games," senior EniiK Burt said. It was 
exciting for the squad to broaden its horizons and 
show off its moves away from the luiiversity as well as 
on home turf. 

"It's a good feeling to cheer for the team dming 
a good season," Burt said. The university's football 
team had a great season of eight wins and three losses. 

Cheerleading was a year-long sport. The st|uad got 
in some rigorous practice time during the summer and 
then cheered for the football team in the fall and the 
basketball teams in the winter. The squad also com- 
peted in the CanAm national competition in M\rtle 
Beach, S.C., in the spring. 

"We are all very excited for the opportunity to 
compete this year," Burt said. "This is the first time 
we've been able to compete in years, so it's a new 
experience for all of us." 

Junior Rosanne Baker said, "Unfortunately, 
the university does not fund us for competitions, 
so it makes it difficult for us to compete. We are not 
allowed to fundraise either, so we rely completely on 
donations to pay for any competitions." 

Buit added, "We aie hopeful that this is a small step to- 




• Years Cheering: 3 
•Major: Technical and 
Scientific Communication 

• Minor: Human 
Resource Development 


• Two-time MVP 

• Co-captain of the 
Cheerleading Squad 

Lauren Palcko 

Phoenixville, PA 

Setting up with fellow team- 
mates, senior Lauren Palcko 
prepares for a stunt during 
the Homecoming pep rally. 
Requirements for the varsity 
squad included not only toss 
stunts, but also back hand- 
springs and complex gymnas- 
tics. Photo by Mindi Westhoff 

Charging the field, the 
cheerleading squad provides 
pre-game entertainment for 
football fans. Spectators fed 
off the squad's enthusiasm 
during sporting events. Photo 
by Mmdi Westhoff 

ward building the progiiuii back ujj to \s hat it used to be." 

It was not easy for the squad to find time during 
the hectic basketball season to prepare for competi- 
tions. "Because of the demanding schedule and the 
lack of funding, this is the first time in the two years 
I've been on the sciuad that we've been able to make 
it to a competition," Baker said. 

Under the coaching of Tameka Fitzgerald, the 
squad consisted of six women and nine men. The team 
was led by co-captains Stuart Bell and Lauren Palcko. 

"We are all basically a family," said Palcko. "Each 
and every one of us knows each other so well. We 
are always together inside and outside of practice. 
It makes college so much more important and 
enjoyable, knowing we have this close network." 

The squad was able to stay motivated despite 
the challenges it faced with funding and a demand- 
ing schedule. The cheerleaders worked hard to build 
a high level of spirit at the university and to prove 
the program's potential. 

"Cheering at JMU is amazing at thes games," 
Palcko said. "The fans are great and I love the 
intense environment when cheering. It helps me 
to have such pride in our school." 

The squad's seniors found it tough to leave 
behind the experiences they had with such a close- 
knit team. "I will always cherish the memories I've 
had with the squad and how much it has changed 
me," Palcko said. 


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Rising above the crowd, the 
cheerleaders work together 
to build a formation. Balance 
and strength were required 
in order to properly execute 
these types of stunts. Photo 
by Mindi Westhoff 

Performing a cheer, 
sophomore Jessica Sunkin and 
senior Brandon Brahms rally 
the crowd at a home football 
game. The cheerleaders were 
coached by Tameka Fitzger- 
ald, a 2004 university gradu- 
ate. Photo by Mindi Westhoff 


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Front row: Courtney Doherty, Jessica Sunkin, Emily Burt, Lauren Palclco, Rosanne 
Baker, Berna Mazon; Back row: Ryan Wilder, Sean Douglas, T.J. Van Wagner, Brandon 
Brahms, Stuart Bell, Nick Bass. 

Cheerleading I 335 I 

men's cross-country 

Pumping his arms, freshman 

Scoct Tekesky maintains 

a steady pace throughout 

the race. Tekesky was a top 

runner for the team coming 

in 94th at the Paul Short 

Invitational in Bethlehem. Pa. 

and 58th in the Chile Pepper 

Festival in Fayetteville. Ark. 

Photo by Mindi Westhoff 

Crossing the finish line, 
a runner, makes his way 
past a crowd of onlookers 
during the Men's Invitational 
at New Market Battlefield. 
Longwood University. Chris- 
topher Newport University 
and Eastern Mennonite Uni- 
versity were among the other 
schools that competed. 
Photo by Mindi Westhoff 




• Led team to 3rd place at 
VMI invitational 

• Finished 13th with time 
of 27:10.95 in 8,000-m 

James Snyder 

Downingtown, PA 

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m W I by Jean Han 


The men's cross-countr)- team experienced its 
most triumphant season yet and was victorious at 
each of its meets, placing at the top of its competi- 
tion. This season wzs one of the best in years. "So 
far this season we have performed well at every 
meet we've gone to and I fully expect that we will 
continue to do so the remainder of the season," 
said senior C.VV. Moran, the team's top runner. 

A large part of the team's success was due to the 
collective outlook the members had on what they 
expected to achieve during the season. The additions 
of freshmen Scott Tekesk)- and James Burns also con- 
tributed to the team's continual strength. "We have 
one of the best teams that has been here in several 
vears," said Moran. "The guys on the team all have 
the right attitude and that makes a huge difference 
when times get tough." 

The Dukes opened up the season in September 
by hosting the JMU Invitational at New Market 
Battlefield. Moran finished fourth out of 86 runners 
^^•ith a time of 25 minutes and 26.9 seconds, placing 
the Dukes in third place. Other top runners included 
Tekesky, who finished 15th with 26:16.13, and junior 
Andrew Waring, who finished 18th with 26:23.5. 

Moran finished fourth again at the end of Septem- 
ber at the Paul Short Invitational hosted by Lehigh 
University. He finished the 8,000-meter race in 24:06, 
leading the Dukes to a 14th place finish out of 42 
teams. Moran placed at the top of 278 runners. War- 
ing was 86th with a time of 25:39 and Tekesky was 
94th with 25:43. 

On Oct. 14, the Dukes performed strongly 

at both of the day's meets. At the Chile Pepper 
Festival hosted by the University of Arkansas, 
Moran finished 18th overall out of 289 runners, 
leading the Dukes to an eighth place finish out of 
33 teams. He finished the 10,000 in 29:27,5 for a 
15th place finish out of 257 collegiate runners and 
received the top time among American runners 
in the race, earning him the honor of Colonial 
Athletic Association (CAA) Runner of the Week. 
Tekesky finished 58th in 31:04,5, senior Bryan 
Buckland placed 76th in 31:28.7 and Waring fol- 
lowed closely with 31:30.5. That same day, fresh- 
man James Snyder led the Dukes to a third-place 
finish at the \'irginia Military Institute Invitation- 
al, He finished 13th and completed the 8,000 with 
a time of 27:10.95. 

The Dukes competed their fiercest and finest 
at the CAA fall championship competition and ful- 
filled high expectations. Moran set a course record, 
winning the championship with a time of 24:33.39 
in the 8,000, leading the Dukes to a second place 
win. "It was a good feeling winning the champi- 
onship this year," said Moran. "I had come close 
multiple times over the last few years and could 
never quite pull it out. I knew I could and should 
win as long as I stayed focused, and it was exciting 
to cross the finish line first." 

Ninety-two runners completed the race, and other 
top runners included Buckland, who finished 14th 
in 25:42.47, Waring in 16th in 25:49.77, Tekesky, 
who finished 17th with 25:51.05 and junior James 
Printz who finished in I9th with a time of 25:56.74. 

Front row: Will Shoemaker. Rvan Colas. Reed Ulrich. James Printz. Brandon Dick, 
James Snyder. Chris Ward. Matt Bailey; Second row: Sam Horn. Peter Serkes, Nick 
Oltman. Peter Novick, Tim Voung, Mark Rinker. James Burn, Tanner Cummings. Scott 
Tekesky; Back row; Bryan Btickland, David Baxter, CW Moran, Josiah Cadle, Andrew 
Waring. Ben Knight. 

Pushing it through the 
last stretch, Brandon Dick 
finishes the race during the 
university invitational. In the 
first meet, the James Madison 
Men's Cross-Country Invita- 
tional the team finished third. 
Photo by MIndi Westhoff 

Men's Cross-Country 13371 

women's cross-country 


by Sunny Hon 


There was more to distance running than just 
right foot, left foot, repeat. The women of the cross- 
country team had running broicen down into a game 
of strategy and planning. "A race strategy is something 
that we talk about before every meet," explained 
sophomore Erin Bender. "Sometimes our coach tells 
us who we need to stay on pace with and for how long, 
[and] sometimes he knows the difficulty and the ter- 
rain of the course, and he can inform us about that." 

As much as cross-country was labeled an individu- 
al sport, it was also a team sport. "Obviously individu- 
als are always trying to improve their times and be 
competitive as far as where they place in races," said 
junior Michelle Beardmore. "There is also team scor- 
ing where the top five finishers from each team are 
given scores based on where they placed in the race." 
The Dukes kept the women's cross-country program 
competitive among its rivals every season. 

As in previous seasons, the Lady Dukes brought 
a sense of unwavering competitiveness to the start- 
ing line. The beloved veteran coach, Dave Rinker, 
led the steadfast team. An alumnus of the univer- 
sity, Rinker had been with the program for eight 
years. "He's a great support system," said senior 
Sarah DiCarlo. "[He is] always willing to listen, and 
he knows what it takes both mentally and physically 
to be a great runner and racer. The thing I love the 
most about him is his silly jokes and the way he 
makes practice lively by being both serious and 
goofy all in one practice session. He can be serious 
when we need it, supportive and encouraging when 
we need it, and just a much needed comic relief 

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• 1,500-m (4:54.11) 
•3,000-m (10:22.44) 
•5,000-m (17:49.00) 


• Named CAA Cross- 
country Female Athlete 
of the Year 

Dena Spickard 

Marion, VA 

Keeping in stride, senior 

Elaina Orphanides makes 

her way toward the finish 

line. Orphanides earned 

the CAA Commissioner's 

Academic Award for the 

2005-2006 season. Photo by 

Mindi Westhoff 

when we need it the most." Under such phenomenal 
leadership, the Dukes entered the season beaming 
with confidence. 

The team kicked off with theJMU Invitational 
at New Market Battlefield. It finished third in the 
point total behind Duke University and Georgetown 
University. Senior Dena Spickard, clocking in at 19 
minutes and 20 seconds, led the team and finished 
fourth overall on the 5,100-meter course. A month 
later, Spickard went on to finish first in the Colonial 
Athletic Association Cross-Country Championships 
in Delaware where she completed the 6,000 in 21:33, 
10 seconds ahead of her nearest competitor. Other 
highly anticipated meets of the season included the 
National Collegiate Athletic Association (NCAA) 
regional meet. Eastern College Athletic Conference 
championships and the NCAA national meet. 

Unlike other sports, a season of cross-country 
lasted the majority of the year. Runners trained tire- 
lessly to maintain peak physical conditions and keep 
up with the strenuous schedule. 

"Usually [we] run about 40-70 miles a week. We 
practice tired, race tired and work through the 
fatigue and aches and pains together," said DiCarlo. 
"When I am healthy, I train everyday. I usually run 
five days a week and have two alternative training 
days where I still do a workout, but in a form that 
doesn't pound on my legs and body such as the ellip- 
tical, bike or pool running." 

Such dedication embodied the spirit of athletic 
excellence. As the sun set on another brilliant season, 
a new beginning was just a few short months away. 





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Leading the pack, freshman 
Brittany Lussier pushes her 
way through the remainder 
of the race. Lussier finished 
the 5.100-meter run at New 
Market Battlefield in 22:06. 
Photo by Mindi Westhoff 

Pacing herself, junior 
Gina Casella leads her team- 
mates up a hill. As a member 
of Foot Locker's All South 
third team in high school, Ca- 
sella brought skill and experi- 
ence to the team each season. 
Photo by Mindi Westhoff 

Front row: Erin Bender, Amber Lussier, Kate Otstot, Brittany Lussier. Emily Hellmuth; 
Second row: Tina Forgach, Stephanie Shenk, Sara DiCarlo, Danielle Willox, Jessica Russell, 
Casey Rowley, Ashley Leberf^nger; Third row: Holly Fredericksen. Kelly Payne, Joanne 
Britland, Michelle Beardmore, Gina Casella, En:iily Stewart, Elaina Orphanides, Rebecca 
Hoogland, Aspen Foster; Back row: Jessica Propst, Allison Paris, Caitlin O'Malley, Dena 
Spickard, Obelety Yacob, Jennifer Chapman, Christy Ward, Kelly Sherrard. 

Women's Cross-Country I 3391 

field hockey 

Bending down to reach the 
ball, sophomore Ashley Walls 
concentrates on keeping it 
away from her opponent. 
Ashley's two sisters, sopho- 
mores Lauren and Melissa, 
were also members of the 
team. Photo by Mindi Westhoff 





Kent State 










Michigan State 



St. Joseph's 












Old Dominion 








William & Marv 





















^ « . JM 

• Tied tor team lead in 




• Co-recipient of JMU's 


Female Athlete of the Year 

•Dartfish/NFHCA All- 

Baillie Versfeld 

America second team 


• All-America second team 


•NFHCA All-South first 



• Eastern CAA All-Star 


Front row: Meghan Bam, Courtiiev Remington. Laura Pruett. Melissa Walls. Jennv Shoiklev. 
lauien Walls. Melissa Stefaniak. Ashlev Walls. Jessie Dawson. Krisien O'Rourke: Back row: 
Head Coach Antoinette Lucas. Regan Shouldis. Tara King. Jennv Eakin. Lauren Stefaniak. 
Maureen Klingler. Baillie \'ersfeld, Chelsea Garfiel d. Mallory Counihan. Merel Bioekhui- 
/en. Kelsey Cutchins, Assistant Coach Julie Munson. Assistant Coach Cathv Coalkev. 

1340! Sports 

M^ I by Brianne Beers ^ 


Every team was on a mission to accomplish its 
goals during the season, and it was safe to say that 
the field hockey team had done so. The long and 
strenuous practices, 6 a.m. runs and lifting sessions 
ultimately paid off. The team's goal was to win the 
Colonial Athletic Association (CAA) tournament 
and they succeeded in doing just that. 

"Coach Lucas had given us an analogy before 
the game of the main character in 'Cinderella Man' 
and how he did the unthinkable, beat the unbeat- 
able, just kept taking the punches and ^vhen he had 
his shot to take the punch, he did it and he won the 
match from the one punch," explained senior Laura 
Pruett. "That's exactly what happened in [the CAA 
championship] game." 

The CAA championship win did not come 
^sithout a constant fight. The Lady Dukes defeated 
Old Dominion University (ODU), a powerhouse 
team ranked third in the nation with only one loss 
on its record this season. It was as if the win was 
taken from a movie; ODU was leading until the 
last minute, when sophomore Melissa Walls made 
a goal, handing the Dukes the victory. The team 
proved to its skeptics that it was strong and trium- 
phant. In addition to its win over ODU, the team 
received a bid to the National Collegiate Athletic 
Association tournament, reaching its second goal. 

The Lady Dukes' success was undoubtedly well 
deserved. As the saying went, practice made perfect. 
"Our practices are intense and sometimes very hard. 

but we have a great coaching staff that always keeps 
us on our toes," said junior Lauren Stefaniak. 

The team trained and placed year-round. For 
each game, members of the team followed the same 
preparation: focus on the moment and the obstacle 
in front of them, taking it one game at a time. 

"Our team dynamic is so great. Everyone is always 
motivated and willing to work harder than the girl 
standing next to [her]. It's just awesome to be a part of 
such a special group of girls," said Stefaniak. Through 
teamwork, the ladies were able to do something they 
had not done in a long time: win the CAA tourna- 
ment and also make it to the NCAA tournament. 

Despite the occasional rough patch, the Lady 
Dukes achieved unquestionable success, including a 
number of individual accomplishments. Womensfield- named goalkeeper Kelsey Cutchins the 
National Rookie of the Week, sophomore Melissa 
Walls was named the Second Team All-Confer- 
ence pick and senior Baillie Versfeld and freshman 
Meghan Bain were honored as First Team All-Con- 
ference performers in the CAA. The team moved up 
four spots to rest at No. 13 in the nation. 

"I think it has to do with the feeling you get when 
you step out on the field, whether it's just for two 
minutes or starting every game," said senior Court- 
ney Remington. "Everything you've done has contrib- 
uted to preparing you for that moment and you just 
want to give it all you've got to help your teammates 
and team be successful. It's the greatest feeling." 

Maneuvering past her 
opponents, freshman 
Meghan Bain moves the ball 
down the field. The skills 
of the Lady Dukes were 
strengthened by the coach- 
ing of Antoinette Lucas, a 
member of the 1996 U.S. 
Olympic Team. Photo fay 
Mindi Westhoff 

Using her body to block 
an opponent, sophomore 
Melissa Walls keeps the ball 
in her possession. The team 
had a winning season and 
earned the No. 2 seed in the 
CAA Championships. Photo 
by Mlndi Westhoff 

Field Hockey I 34 1 


Clutching the ball 

in one arm, senior 

Alvin Banks pushes forward 

as an opponent tackles htm. 

Banks began the season 

ranked fourth in rushing 

yards in the team's history. 

Photo by Mindi Westhoff 







Bloom 3 


Appalachian State 21 


Northeastern 14 


VMI 7 


Rhode Island 23 


New Hampshire 23 


William & Mary 17 


Richmond 10 


Delaware 24 


Villanova 2 1 


Towson 3 


Youngstown 35 

From row: Clayton Matthews, Chuck Suppon. Phil Minafield, Akeem Jordan, Mike Parham, 
Isaiah Dottin-Carter, David Rabil, Head Coach Mickey Matthews, Ardon Bransford, Justin 
Rascati. D.D. Boxiey, Corey Davis, Alvin Banks, Kevin Winston, Maurice Fenner, Will 
Patrick, Scott Cook. Kr)stal Roach; Second row: Dominque White, Antoinne Bolton, L.C. 
Baker, Evan McCoUough, Scotty McGee, Darrieus Ramsey, Joe Kluesner, Tony LeZotte, 
Nick Adams. Will Nowell, Adam Ford. Eugene Holloman. Rowdy Rudd, John Baranowsky. 
Justin Hughes. Marvin Brown; Third row: Reggie Berry. Ray Brown, Mike Pope, DJ. 
Brandon. Hassan Abdul-Wahid. Franklin Martin, Randy Landers, Jason Pritchard, Patrick 
Ward, Scott Lemn, Marcus Haywood, Justin Barnes, Terrence Apted, Shelton Johnson, 
Will Patrick, John Meyer; Fourth row: Arthur Walker, Josh Milinichik, Rahmad Powell, 
Jason Dosh, Ryan Dean, Bosco Williams, Mike Caussin, J.D. Skolnitsky. Matt Jones. Reggie 
Hicks, Arthur Moats, David Hill; Fifth row: Rockeed McCarter. Trae Kenney. Drew Dudzik, 
Jonas Rawlins, Sean Price, Marcus Charity, Vernon Eason, Sam Daniels, Andre Parrott, 
Chris Clarke, Brett Ainsley, Kyle Connaghan; Sixth row; Quintrel Thomas, Jerald Brown. 
Steve Crooks, Zach Costen, Brandon Monroe, Ronnell Brown, Elijah McCall, .Arthur Moats. 
Donell Brown. Marcus Turner. Diew Adams. Griff Yancey, Jamal Sullivan; Seventh row: 
Charlie Newman, Jemaris Sanders, Keith McPherson, Gerren Griffin, Matt Goff, Dominique 
Smith, Theo Sherman; Back row: Josh George, Chris Wiesehan, Kyle Gillenwater, J.C. Price, 
Josh Haymore. Jim Durning. Ronald Setts, Anthonv Biancanello, PJ. Wellhouse. Alrich Chu, 
Ben McAndrews. Megan Santos. Chip West. George Barlow, Ulrick Edmonds, Chris Malone. 
Jeff Durden. Eric Reifinger, Pete Johnson. Photo courtesy ofCitchell's Photography 

1 342 I Sports 

by Eleni Men 

noutis W 

nogutSy noglory 

A new sense of pride swept through the loyal 
Dukes' football fans this year as the team closed the 
season with a notable 9-3 record and participated in 
the National Collegiate Athletic Association (NCAA) 
Division I Championship playoffs. The men demon- 
strated their true skills, dedication and sportsman- 
ship to both their fans and each other. 

"Football is the ultimate team game," said head 
coach Mickey Matthews. "I love the camaraderie with 
the players and coaches, and I live for the competition." 

The team members felt the same way. "We care 
about each other so much that we play for each 
other, the fans, the school, even the critics who 
thought we were going to be a flop this season," said 
senior Michael Parham. 

The team set the same goals each year. They 
hoped to win the Atlantic 10 Championship and the 
National Championship. The team followed its motto: 
Take it one game at a time. The senior players set the 
team's preparations and discipline. "Our standards are 
high because our players expect more out of them- 
selves than the casual observer," said Matthews. 

Although the Dukes did not continue to the finals, 
the opening round of the NCAA Division I playoffs 
against 'Voungstown State University was a worthy 
fight. The team had not played Youngstown State 
since 1992, an away game that the Dukes won 52-49. 
Unfortunately, the Dukes did not walk away with the 
win this year; Youngstown State prevailed by a mere 
four points in the final minutes to win the game with a 
final score of 35-31. 

The Dukes held a 29-9 overall record, a 13-2 
conference mark, the National Championship in 
2004 and a 9-3 season record and playoff bid for the 
2006 season, their seventh playoff appearance. Only 
three Atlantic 10 Conference teams made it to the 
playoffs, and the Dukes were one of the privileged 
teams to advance. During the season, the Dukes went 
up against Appalachian State University and the Uni- 
versity of New Hampshire, two No. 1 ranked teams. 
The Dukes defeated New Hampshire 42-23 but lost 
to Appalachian State 21-10. 

The 2006 season was marked by a number of 
season highlights. Senior quarterback Justin Rascati 
was invited to participate in the televised Las Vegas 
Ail-American Classic, an all-star event dedicated to 
outstanding football players with professional poten- 
tial. Senior linebacker Akeem Jordan was named a fi- 
nalist for one of the most prestigious football awards, 
the Dudley Award. Similar to a Most 'Valuable Player 
award, the Dudley Award was presented every year 
to "Virginia's most talented Division 1 player. Jordan 
also had the honor of being appointed the Atlantic 10 
Defensive Player of the Year and the leading tackier 
for both the university's team and the conference. The 
football program also surpassed its record for season 
football ticket sales. 

The football team raised the standards for future 
teams to beat. Fans and critics could not say enough 
about the remarkable season, nor could opponents. The 
Dukes played with confidence and skill, and made fans, 
teammates, coaches and the entire university proud. 




• Position: Defensive End 


• Led JMU in stops for loss 
and sacks 

• Second in the A- 10 in sacks 

• Tied for sixth in stops for 

• Named first-team all-state 
by the state's sports 
information directors 

Kevin Winston 

Beltsville, MD 

Breaking away from the 
pack after the snap, senior 
Justin Rascati attempts 

to sidestep an opponent. 
Rascati started in every 
game for the past two years. 
Photo by Mindi Westhoff 

Recovering a fumble, 
senior Akeem Jordan heads 
toward the endzone. The 
Dukes defeated the College 
ofWilliam& Mary 31-17 dur- 
ing the Homecoming game. 
Photo by Mindi Westhoff 

Football 13431 


• by Kati Kitts f^t^ 

If there was one word to describe the 2006 
men's and women's golf teams, it would have been 
"determination." From the start of the season, the 
players worked hard to reach their full potentials, 
both individualh' and as a team. 

Freshman Mike Meisenzahl said his personal 
goals for the year were "to qualify for as many tour- 
naments as possible and to help the team to the best 
of [his] ability." As a whole, the team hoped "to place 
at the top at any tournament, to improve each time 
[it played], hopefulh' to ha\e all the guys play well 
enough to win a tournament, improve all the \\-a\ up 
to [the Colonial Athletic Association (CAA) tourna- 
ment] and place \'er\' high at CAAs," said Meisenzahl. 

Sophomore Tim Driver also anticipated "big 
things in 06-07," saying, "We [returned] a lot of our 
core players and everyone has improved. " 

The men's team began its season with a fifth place 
finish at the Rutgers Uni\ersit\' Invitational, besting 11 
other teams. The men continued to excel in their sec- 
ond tournament, the Sea Trail Intercollegiate, placing 
third out of 20 teams. At the Joe Agee Invitational, 
the Dukes finished in ninth place, then shot back up 
to place third at the Poplar Hill Intercollegiate. The 
Dukes finished the season with a sixth place finish out 
of 18 teams at the ODU/Seascape Invitational. 

Senior Joe Scheffres credited more than just hard 
\\ork to the team's impressi\e performances. "\\'e are 

all verv good friends," Scheffres said. "That helps 
build the team chemistry. Our team is great because 
we all know what to do to help each other. If some- 
one is struggling a bit. then another player is right 
there to help him out to get back on track." 

The members of the women's team formed 
equally strong bonds. "Our team has an amazing 
relationship. We push each other to get better and 
try our hardest," said senior Catelyn Eddy. "[The 
seniors] want to leave James Madison with a bang 
and are going to do so. Our goal is to \\\n CAAs 
and go to [the National Collegiate x\thletic Associa- 
tion toinnament] , and we have to fight!" 

The Lady Dukes began their fall season h\ 
finishing ninth at the Nittany Lion Women's Invi- 
tational, defeating five other teams. The team 
performed even better at the Yale Intercollegiate, 
earning a seventh place finish. Although the East- 
ern College Athletic Conference Championships in 
Williamsburg, V^a., were canceled due to inclement 
weather, the Lady Dukes finished out their fall sea- 
son with a solid ninth place at the Spider In\ita- 
tional in Richmond, Va. Captain Diana Meza had 
an indi\ idual score that tied her for eighth place 
out of 69 competitors. 

All in all, both teams played remarkably well. 
The\' worked hard, formed close friendships and most 
of all, maintained a constant, fierce determination. 

, spot 



• Career stroke average: 78.5 


• Tied for 13th at the USF 
Waterlefe Invitational 
•Sixth place at the Colonial 
Athletic Association 

Kiley Bishop 

Oak Hill, VA 

Front row: Kylie Dunster, Mary Chamberlain. Ashley Mantha, Meagan Hayes, Kiley Bishdj) 
Calelvn Eddy, Diana Meza, Mary Stevens: Second row: Head Coach Paul Gooden. Field- 
ing Brewbaker. Chris O'Neill, Michael Meisenzahl, Michael Chupka, Assistant Coach 
Daniel Green: Back row: Scott Marino. Joe Scheffres, Tim Driver. Reagan McNecr 

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Wfi^ '^W 1 

• Career stroke average: 75.4 



• Won the ODU/Seascape 

^■i ^ ^^M 

Collegiate Invitational 

Scott Marino 

• Tied for seventh at the 


Drew Upton Classic 

Fairfax, VA 

• Tied for eighth at the 

CAA Championships 

Positioning her club behind 
the ball, senior Diana Meza 

steadies herself for a shot. 
Meza was the team's captain 
and finished in the Top 10 in 
two tournaments to lead the 
team. Photo courtesy of Sports 
Media Relations 

Bending down to place his 
ball on the green, sophomore 
Fielding Brewbaker eyes the 

hole in preparation for his 
next shot. Brewbaker led the 
men's golf team with a record 
of 70-73- 1 43. Photo courtesy of 
Sports Media Relations 

Golf ; 345 

men s soccer 


Known for its blend of speed and endurance, the 
game of soccer was often hailed as the most popular 
sport across the globe. The men of the university's 
soccer team exemplified the very essence of this 
global sensation with their hard work and dedication 
to athletic excellence. 

Like all other sports, the soccer season began long 
before the first whistle of the season opener. Summer 
amateur leagues such as the Premier Development 
League were set up for college players to keep their 
games sharp during the long collegiate competition 
hiatus. "I ha\'e placed in this league for two years," 
said senior Jon Britton, second leading scorer of the 
season. "Besides pla)'ing, our strength and conditioning 
coach writes a plan for lifting to get stronger and for 
running to get fit." 

The intense training did not stop at the beginning of 
the season. "We pla\' six days a week and lift once or 
twice a week, depending on the schedule," explained 
Britton. Led by long-time veteran head coach, Tom 
"Doc" Martin, the Dukes looked to build on the 
success of the pre\i<jus season. 

"Doc has a real competitive edge," said Britton about 
the team's coach. "You can tell he hates to lose and 
it certainly shows in his overall record in his tenure at 
JMU." In his 19 years at the university, Martin amassed 
a \sinning percentage of 72.4. 

With eight returning starters, the Dukes were not 
short of on-field leadership. "We want to finish in 
the top two in the conference and win the conference 
tournament," said Britton. "I [know] that this is very 

tough to do, so we still [have] plenty of work ahead 
of us." Such confidence was not simply rhetoric. The 
Dukes fired through the gates with two decisive wins 
over Seton Hall Universit\' and the Alabama A&-M 
Universit\ Bulldogs. 

After tailing in the third game to Davidson College, 
the Dukes went on a six-game winning streak as they 
dribbled past the 49ers of the University of North 
Carolina-Charlotte, the Georgia State University 
Panthers and the Drexel University Dragons. The 
streak included two dominating wins against the 
Bison of Howard University and the Great Danes of 
the University at .Albany. 

The month of October proved to be a bit more 
challenging for the Dukes in captming the ever-elusive 
"W'." Nonetheless, they were able to come away with 
three ties against in-state rivals the College of Wil- 
liam & Mary, Old Dominion University and Virginia 
Commonwealth University. The team was also able 
to bring home a victory over the George Mason 
University Patriots. The Dukes' season ended with a 
record of 9-5-3. Although it was a record of which 
to be proud, the Dukes fell just sh\- of cjualih iiig 
for post-season play. 

Despite a disappointing ending to an other- 
wise great year, the team came away with a win- 
ning record and gave its fans another thrilling 
season. Under the experienced tutelage of Mar- 
tin, the era of great Dukes soccer \\ould continue 
for )ears to come with another exciting season 
just around the corner. 

, spot 



• Goals Scored: 14 

• Points: 46 


• Tied for 1 2th on JMU's 
career assist list 

• VCU Classic All-Tour- 
nament Team 

Mark Totten 

Chalfont, PA 

i 346 1 Sports 

Dodging Gaby Seguin- 

Gauthier, a fallen University 
at Albany player, sophomore 
Kyle Morsink races to get the 
ball. Although Albany was not 
part of the CAA. the Dukes 
won the Sept. 16 game 5-1. 
Photo by Mindi Westhoff 

Leaping off the ground, 
senior MarkTotten prepares 

to head the ball. In his career 
at the university. Totten was 
a three-year starter. Photo by 
Revee TenHuisen 

Battling for possession, 
sophomore Nick Zimmerman 
tries to beat his opponent, Old 
Dominion University's Ross 
Mackenzie, to the ball. The 
game went into two overtime 
periods, but ended in a tie. 
Photo by Revee TenHuisen 





Seton Hall 



Alabama A&M 













Georgia State 



UNC Wilmington 







Old Dominion 



William & Mary 









George Mason 


Men's Soccer 13471 

women s soccer 

Challenging the op- 
posing goalie, freshman 
Corky julien plans a 
maneuver to score- Juhen 
was a member of che (CAA) 
All-Rookie Team in 2006 
Photo fay Mindi Wesihoff 










West Virginia 



South Carolina 






Virginia Tech 


Wake Forest 



George Washington 



Georgia State 

UNC Wilmington 








Old Dominion 



William & Marv 









George Mason 








• Goals Scored: 18 

• Points: 47 


• CAA All-Tournament 

• CAA Commissioners M 
Academic Award 

Sarah Cebulski 

anotick, Ontario 

Trailing behind che ball, 
freshman Morven Ross goes 
in for the steal. Ross and 
teammates were led by head 
coach. Dave Lombardo. who 
was in his 17th season. Photo 
by Mindi Westhoff 

Running up to her opponent, 
senior Sarah Cebulski tries to 
take possession of the ball 
Cebulski tied for third on the 
team in goals and was award- 
ed the CAA Commissioner's 
Academic award in 2005, 
Photo by Mindi Westhoff 

348 Sports 

I M^ - by Joey Gundrum ^ 


The women's soccer team was off to a rough 
start at the beginning of the season, losing its first 
three games. Although the team's potential looked 
promising with seven returning starters, it lost grad- 
uates Kim Argy, a two-time All-Region, three-time 
All-Conference player, and Jessica Husse)', a four-year 
starter, two key players from the previous season. 

"Our season started off pretty rocky," said senior 
Kara Dunston. "We struggled with a lot of injinies 
and we had a very young, inexperienced team, but 
we've come together, and recently we have been play- 
ing some of our best soccer." 

After the first three losses, the Lady Dukes 
fought back, winning their fourth game of the season 
against the University of Richmond. "Our season 
is getting stronger and stronger as we speak," said 
junior Annie Lowry. 

The Dukes continued to improve their record 
to 2-3 after defeating Virginia Tech, who at the 
time had an undefeated record of 3-0-1. The team 
bonding and chemistry kicked in during a September 
game against George Mason University. The 3-0 win 
over the Patriots bumped the ladies up to a 3-4-0 
record. As the season progressed, the team improved 
its record to 11-8-2. 

One of the Lady Dukes' most memorable tri- 

umphs came after a 3-1 victory over Virginia Com- 
monwealth University during which Lowry made her 
first career hat trick and the 15th three-goal perfor- 
mance in universit)' history. "Our goal is to become 
the first team ranked in the 6th seed to capture the 
[Colonial Athletic Association (CAA)] Championship, 
and to get a bid into the [National Collegiate Athletic 
Association] tournament," said Lowry. 

"This team clawed and scratched its way into 
respectability," said coach David Lombardo. "We 
rebounded from some early losses and put together 
a strong second half of the season to qualifv for the 
CAA tournament." The Lady Dukes were excited 
and determined to prove their capabilities at the 
tournament, especially after the 2-0 shutout against 
the Universitv of North Carolina-Wilmington. 

The Lad)' Dukes were on a winning streak and 
made their first title appearance since winning 
the 2002 crown. The team attributed its suc- 
cess streak to a well-bonded team and playing 
cohesively. "It's kind of scary how close we are," 
said Dunston. "It's hard not to be close with your 
teammates when you see them ever\dav." 

This strong bond helped the team overcome 
its rocky beginning and empowered it to achieve a 
higher level of play. 

Front row: Assistant Coach \Vhitne\' Sajko, Jenna Blackman. Jess Remmes. Maggie Mcfad- 
den, Natalie Ewell. Lauren Madey, Sarah Cebulslvi: Second row: Trainer Lauren Lom- 
bardozzi, Rachel Chupein. Megan Deaver. Lindsa)- Bowers. Mandy Miller. Cork)- Julien, 
Melanie Schaffer. Morven Ross, Kim Germain, Trainer Tessa Dejesus. Assistant Coach 
Jason Moore; Back row: Assistant Coach Jessica Hussey, Head Coach Dave Lombardo, 
Diane Wszalek, Lauren Wiest, Kara Dunston, Lyanne Dupra. Lauren Bell, Missy Reimert, 
-Annie Lowry, Teri Maykoski, Laura Hertz, Shannon Seipp, Stephanie Poucher, Associate 
Head Coach Greg Paynter, Head Trainer Brad Patchett. 

Women's Soccer i 349 I 


Jumping to spike 

the ball, freshman 

Kaitlin McFaddin uses 

strength to propel herself 

into the air McFaddin was 

MVP of her high school team 

and proved to be a valuable 

asset to the university. Photo 

by Kellie Nowlin 



Caring for the Comm 



























UNC Asheville 

Florida Atlantic 

Wake Forest 

Colorado State 



Georgia State 

UNC Wilmington 


William & Mary 




George Mason 




UNC Wilmington 

Georgia State 


William & Mary 


George Mason 




















Giving all her effort, junior 
Jena Pierson falls to the 
ground to make a shot. Pier- 
son posted fifth In digs and 
tied for seventh in service 
aces in the CAA. Photo by 
Mindi Westhoff 

Exerting full force, sopho- 
more Kelsey McNamera pre- 
pares to bump the ball. 
McNamera was a member 
of the CAA All-Rookie 
team as a freshman. Photo 
by Mindi Westhoff 

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_ by Stephen Brown | 


Expectations were high for the Lad\' Dukes even 
before the season started. Coaches of the 10 Colo- 
nial Athletic Association (CAA) schools picked the 
team to finish fourth in the conference after its sixth 
place finish last year, illustrating the growing respect 
the team had earned of late. 

The team started the season by meeting those 
expectations, winning the JMU Days Inn Invitational 
Tournament with a 3-1 record. The team struggled 
in its next few matches, falling to a 4-5 record in the 
first month of play, however, the Lady Dukes went 
on to win 11 of their next 12 matches, starting with a 
Sept. 15 match against conference opponent Georgia 
State University. The team lost only four of its next 
five matches, which led to a showdown against confer- 
ence leader and nemesis Hofstra University, which had 
an II-4 all-time record against the team heading into 
the match. 

Though the team lost that particular match, it 
rebounded with eight straight wins. Against the 
University of North Carolina-Wilmington on Oct. 
20, the Lady Dukes held their opponent to less than 
20 points in two games en route to a 3-1 decision. 
One week later, they won their second meeting of 
the year against defending CAA champions Virginia 
Commonwealth University (VCU). Head coach Disa 
Garner said, "The 2006 year has been a great season 
for the [Lady] Dukes. They are competing very con- 
sistently and have continued to improve and develop 
as a team throughout this season." 

During their 11-1 streak, several players were 
recognized with various honors. Middle blocker Al- 
lyson Halls was named Co-Player of the Week in the 
CAA after averaging 4.46 kills per game, 5.23 
points, 1.54 digs and 1.31 blocks in three wins 
against Liberty University and conference opponents 
the College of William & Mary and VCU. 

Halls was later joined by libero Jena Pierson, 
who won the same honor for her play during the 
week ending Oct. 14. Freshmen Nicole Fenner 
and Kaitlin McFaddin both received Rookie of 
the Week honors on Sept. 18 and Oct. 16, re- 
spectively. Senior Hanna Porterfield said, "Our 
team is so tough to beat because we have so many 
good players. On any given night, one player 
can have a standout night, so it's tough for other 
teams to prepare to play us, because we have so 
many weapons." 

The team entered the final week of the season 
with an 18-7 record overall, earning second place in 
the CAA. The team's only losses since Sept. 9 were 
against top seeded Hofstra and rival William & 
Mary, good signs for the team heading into the 
CAA tournament. 

"When we as a team step onto the court, we all 
know that it is business time and that our personal 
matters get set aside," said McFaddin. "Just like on 
every team, the team should be your first priority, 
and when every team member masters this mindset, 
victory is almost inevitable." 





• Kills: 1 (6x) last vs. 

• Digs: 38 at VCU 

-;*- •-- ~^Sm[ 


• CAA Co-Player of the 
Week < 

• Second all-time in career 
digs at JMU 

Jena Pierson 

>an Antonio, TX 

Volleyball ! 35 1 

1 352 I Winter Sports 

354 men's basketball 

356 women's basketball 

358 fencing 

360 gymnastics 

362 swim and dive 

364 wrestling 

winter .s ports I 

Winter sports 13531 


men's basketball 

bby Laura Becker * W g 


The men's basketball team had a busy season with 
multiple near-wins. Junior Gabriel Chami believed the 
team started out well, but admitted there were some 
bad games mixed in with the good. "We learned from 
both. We are a young team that is growing up along 
the way," Chami said. 

Chami was from Argentina and spoke English 
as a second language. He had lived in the United 
States for three years and felt that his team, along 
with the university, embraced him and helped him 
overcome cultural challenges. 

"There were a couple of turning points in the 
season that I think that the team has grown from," 
said sophomore Kyle Swanston. "One of the high- 
lights of the season was at the [University of Central 
Florida] tournament when we realized that we could 
be really good on defense and in turn it helped our 
offense. That gave our team a lot of confidence be- 
cause we could see our work paying off. Of course 
any time you win games it is a highlight, but I think 
that our best basketball is ahead of us." 

Head coach Dean Keener, along with his three 
assistant coaches, had only been at the university for 
three years. "He [Keener] wants to win right away, 
and he would do anything to achieve that, but if we 
happen to lose, he always tries to maintain a positive 
[attitude]," Chami said. 

Chami and Swanston both agreed that team 
goals were more important than personal goals. "Per- 
sonal achievements come when your team plays well," 
Swanston said. 

"On the personal side, I wanted to elevate my 
game a little more than my freshman and sopho- 
more [years] and be able to do anything to help 
this team win, and I believe that for the most part 
I am accomplishing those little personal goals," 
Chami said. 

Although the Dukes ended the season with a 
7-23 overall record and a 4-14 conference record, 
the team played some good games throughout the 
season. Although it lost to challenging opponents 
such as Towson University and Virginia Common- 
wealth University, the team defeated conference 
rivals the University of Delaware and Old Domin- 
ion University. 

On Feb. 17, the Dukes made their first Bracket- 
Busters appearance on ESPN against Siena College, 
whose team was on a five-game winning streak. 

"A goal that [we] had going into this season was 
to make a stride toward being one of the top teams in 
the league and get out of the bottom of the [Colonial 
Athletic Association]," said Swanston. "We definitely 
made strides to become better... we're young and still 
learning every day." 

Front row: Cary Cochran, Assistant Coach Jon Babul, Matt Hilton. Abdulai Jalloh, Tei- 
laiHc C'aitci, Lewis Laniplcy. Piiric Ciiitis, JaQiian Bray, Assistant C^oach Jake Morton, 
Assistant Coach Mike Kelly; Back row: Siienj;ih and Conditioiiinj" Coach Greg Werner. 
Head Coach Dean Keener, i:oll)ey Santos, Juwann James. Dazzinond Thornton, Matt 
Parker, Cahriel C:hanii, Ben Thomas, Kyle Swanston, Joe Posey, Athletic Trainer John 
Kalteiiborn, Manage! Kugene Paik. 

Pulling back, sophomore 

Colbey Santos makes sure 

to keep the ball out of his 

opponent's reach. During 

the 2005-06 season, Santos 

played in all of the Dukes' 

28 games, starting in eight 

of these games. Photo by 

Revee TenHuisen 

Catching his breath 

after a play, sophomore 

Joe Posey questions a 

referee's call. In the previous 

season, Posey set a career 

high of 14 points in one game. 

Photo by Pevee TenHutsen 

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Wake Forest 

Mount St. Mary's 



Eastern Kentucky 

Old Dominion 



Youngstown State 

Texas-Pan Am 

New Jersey Tech 











UNC Wilmington 



George Mason 



Old Dominion 



Georgia State 






George Mason 






William & Mary 






William & Mary 









Siena College 









George Mason 




• Points: 28 

• Rebounds: 13 

• Assists: 5 

• Steals: 2 

Terrance Carter 
Honors Junior 

• Starter in the university's District Heights, MD 
exhibition game and in 

each of its first six regular- 
season contests 

Looking back, sophomore 
juwann James prepares for 
the next play. James was 
named CAA rookie of the 
year for the 2005-06 season. 
Photo by Revee TenHuisen 

Men's Basketball I 355 1 

-.TE^5SSRWS}JKi5S^»BIp3p5W'«5SF ' 

women's basketball 

Jumping above her oppo- 
nents, lunior Tamera Young 
prepares to make a shot 
Young was an All-CAA and 
Ail-CAA Defensive candi- 
date. Photo by Revee TenHuisen 







East Carolina 






George Washington 















Savannah State 



Walce Forest 






Coppin State 






Georgia State 



George Mason 



WilHam & Mary 






UNC Wilmington 









Old Dominion 



William & Mary 












George Mason 









Old Dominion 






Shirley McC^^neuvers ' 

the ball aroumji^opponent. 
McCalt scored her I.OOOth 
career point on Jan. 21, 
after missing seven games in 
2006 due to an injury. Photo 
courtesy of Sports Media 


Fighting for the ball, senior 
Meredith Alexis and junior 
Jennifer Brown take on 
Northeastern players. In Feb- 
ruary. Alexis broke the career 
scoring record, exceeding the 
former record of 1.607 points. 
Photo by Revee TenHuisen 

13561 Sports 



by Katie FitzGerald 

Making headlines and breaking records were 
dominant themes in the lives of the women's basketball 
team members this year. Coach Kenny Brooks guided 
the team to its first place ranking in The Associated 
Press Top 25 since 1988. Senior Meredith Alexis 
broke the school career-scoring record and senior Les- 
le\^ Dickinson was named to the 2007 ESPN Magazine 
Academic All-District III Women's Basketball Second 
Team for the second consecutive year. All in all, it was 
a season that went down in the books. 

The women's team was the most experienced 
team in the country, with four seniors and a junior 
who had been in the starting lineup since they set 
foot on campus as freshmen. Through Feb. 11, they 
had 394 combined career starts, according to an 
ESPN article on the Lady Dukes. 

The cumulative experiences of the team mem- 
bers helped explain their success in a 27-win season 
that saw the Dukes fall to only Auburn University, 
George 'Washington University, Delaware and Old 
Dominion. In an ESPN article on the Lady Dukes, 
Brooks said, "We know about us, we know what we 
need to do so we can spend more time zeroing in on 
what our opponents try to do. We have also developed 
a trust that in tight games and in tough situations 
we know we can work it out." 

Being a close-knit team also helped the team 
further its success. Brooks took the Lady Dukes 
on a trip to Italy last summer, which greatly tight- 
ened their bonds. For Dickinson, some of the most 
memorable moments were from the trip, during 

Front row: Strength and Conditioning Coach Greg Werner, Lesley Dicivinson, Jennifer 
Harris. Jasmin Lawrence, Andrea Benvenuto, Shameena Felix, MaLisa Bumpus. Shirle\- 
McCall, Kisha Stokes, Athletic Trainer Sherry Summers; Back row: Director of Opera- 
tions Nathan Hale, Assistant Coach Jackie Smith, Tamera Young, Nana Fobi-Agyeman, 
Nina Uqdah, Jennifer Brown, Meredith Alexis, Brentne)- Moore, Head Coach Kenny 
Brooks, Assistant Coach Nikki Davis, Assistant Coach Laphelia Doss. 

which the team pla)ed exhibition games against Ital- 
ian teams in Montecatini and Venice and an exhibi- 
tion game against the Italy and Germany Selection 
Team in Como. The team played very well in these 
games, which gave members something to look 
forward to upon their return to the United States. 

Dickinson helped the team to the second-high- 
est scoring effort in school history: 34 points in an 
overtime win against Hofstra University in 2005. 
This past season, she was one of four current Dukes 
in the 1,000-point club, the most in the country 
from one team. "Time really does fly, and I guess 
you don't realize it until you have just five games left 
in your season," said Dickinson. "It's been a lot of 
fun and definitely a huge learning experience." 

Alexis, who was one of the most dominant 
players in the Colonial Athletic Association (CAA), 
led the Dukes both in scoring, with 18.5 points 
per game, and rebounding, with 11.7 rebounds 
per game, this past season. Alexis broke the school 
career scoring record at the game against George 
Mason University, where the Dukes won 88-60. 
She got her record-breaking point on a free throw 
with 1:52 remaining in the first half. She scored 20 
points to move her career total to 1,618, breaking 
the former university record of 1,607 held by Holly 
Rilinger ('97). Alexis was also named the CAA 
women's basketball Player of the Week five times in 
one season. 

Alexis stated, "We want to make this the most spe- 
cial year in school history." The team did just that. 




• Points: 16 

• Rebounds: 7 

• Assists: 14 

• Steals: 6 


• Third on JMU's career 
assist list (538) 

• Eighth in NCAA in 

• Eighth on CAA career 
assist list 

• All-CAA candidate 

Andrea Benvenuto 

Ancaster, Ontario 

Women's Basketball I 3571 


by Sunny Hon W 


All good things must come to an end. This \vas 
true for the women's fencing team, which marked its 
final season at the university. The university Board 
of \'isitors voted to cut a number of varsity sports 
teams to complv with Title IX legulations bv the 
fall of 2007. Sadly, the fencing team was among 
those cut. Regardless, the team hoped to end its 
existence at the university on a high note. 

Fencing was a modern-day Olympic sport that 
was comprised of the use of three weapons: the 
foil, the epee and the sabre. Each of these weapons 
had its own categorv of competition with distinct 
rules. Wearing protective gear, including form-fit- 
ting jackets, under-arm protectors, gloves, breeches 
and masks, fencers competed in point-system match- 
ups w'nh a number of rules and regulations to 
guide the duels. 

Led bv Coach Paul Campbell, the universit\'s 
three-member fencing team embarked on its final 
season, kicking it off with the Hangover Classic in 
Richmond. \'a., where freshman Nicole Ando placed 
third in the sabre competition with a record of 6-4. 
Weeks later, the team traveled back to Richmond for 

, spot 



• Record: 19-15 


• Competed in both the 
Foil and the Sabre 

• Competed at the 
International School of 

Liz Conley 

Alexandria, VA 

Lunging toward each 
other, two fencing members 
practice their moves. All 
weapons, including swords, 
batons and clubs, were di- 
rectly maneuvered by hand 
Photo by Revee TenHuisen 

the Winter Ratings Wrangle. Ando and junior An- 
gela Stagliano both competed in the sabre category 
where thev placed 14th and 18th respectively. The 
next dav took the team to Sweet Briar, Va., for the 
Sweet Briar Invitational. Ando stole the show, placing 
first among 14 competitors in the sabre categor\' with 
a sweeping record of 13-0. 

February and March started off at home and 
were followed by trips to Atlanta, Ga., and Williams- 
burg, V'a., for the United States Fencing Association 
(USFA) Open, the USFA North American Cup and 
the Virginia Division Open. The season culminated 
with the \'irginia Intercollegiate Women's Fencing 
Championship in Harrisonbmg. The final season 
proved to be unforgettable. 

When the cold January air descended upon the 
uni\ersit\- in the upcoming spring, the fencing team 
would be a distant memory. \\'hile the team could 
be looked back upon by future generations in pages 
of text and perhaps a few photographs, the clink- 
ing of the swords in competition and the echoes of 
traditional swordsmanship would be forever silenced 
in the athletic arenas of the universit\-. 

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13581 Sports 

Engaging themselves in 
combat and defense, students 
prepare to finish their match. 
Fencers used techniques in- 
cluding cutting, stabbing and 
bludgeoning in their duels. 
Photo by Reve6 TenHu/sen 

Fencing 13591 


dm^ by Brianne Beers 


This year, the members of the men's and wom- 
en's gymnastics teams faced some heart-wrenching 
news, finding out their teams would be eliminated 
by fall 2007. Despite knowing the end of the road 
was near, the teams' strength and bonds with each 
other prevailed. 

"This year, our team was faced with the horrible 
fact that our sport was being cut. The decision was 
even ^^•orse since we had 1 1 freshmen on our 
team, which is about half of the team. These girls 
found out their g) mnastics career was being cut 
short a month after they got to school and had no 
idea what to expect," said senior Natalie Moore, co- 
captain. "Our team dvnamic has been verv strong 
because of this Title IX decision and has brought 
this team far closer than we could have imagined 
even though it was for a horrible reason." 

The decision may have brought an end to the 
teams, but not to their spirits. They came together 
as one to overcome this hardship. 

The women practiced diligenth' Monda\" through 
Fridav to show the universit\' what it would be miss- 
ing. "We have some very strong personalities on our 
team, which makes for very strong leaders. We are 
all very supportive of each other." said senior Nicole 
Simmons, co-captain. 

The Lady Dukes had worked hard to achieve 
their goals since the team was first founded, and 
their last year was no exception. "Our goals for the 
season [were] to improve on yesterday and continue 
to strive for the perfect 10.0," said head coach Roger 
Burke. The team showed its strength and motiva- 
tion when competing at the Eastern College Athletic 
Conference Championships and USA Gymnastics 
Collegiate Nationals, as well as at each of its meets. 

The season marked new team high scores and 
outstanding performances. The Lady Dukes posted 
a season high mark on the vault at the Universit\' of 
North Carolina meet. Freshman Donna Lee scored 
the highest mark on both the vault and the meet for 
the gymnastics team. 

During a home meet against the Tribe of the 
College of ^Villiam &: Mar}-, junior Melissa Mor- 
ganstern showed off her talent when she finished 
first in the floor exercise. This event helped the 
uni\ersit)'s team score the highest team score out of 
all the events during the day. They also took the top 
four places. Freshman Emily Usle scored the team's 
record high number for the season on the balance 
beam. Ultimately, the g) mnasts' season posting set 
a ne^v team high score. 

The gymnastics team will forever leave a mark 
in team members' hearts. "I think that [being on 
the team] has made me a more well rounded person 
that I couldn't have been had I not been a gymnast," 
said Simmons. 

The men's team posted a team score of 159.25 
at the Navv Open to come in third place in its first 
meet of the season. The Naval Academy's team 
came in first place with 194.05 and the College of 
William & Mary took second with a score of 186.65. 

The Dukes finished in eighth place at the West 
Point Open at the end of January, where sophomore 
Stirling Van Winkle set a season high individual 
mark on the floor exercise and a season high team 
mark on the pommel horse. 

As w'ell as contributing to the Dukes' success in 
their last season, \'an Winkle was also named the 
College Division National Gymnast of the Week by 
National Collegiate Athletic Association coaches. 



Front row: Briana Carper. Erika Gunerman, Kim Parsons. Heallier Ikilllcr, Eiiiil\ L sli . 
Allison Truglio, Donna Lee, Elyssa Rosenbaum, Laura Messinger. Christina Ruiz; Second 
row: Lyndsey Heine, Melissa Morganstern, Christine Skiffington, Erin Hynes, Morgan 
Liss, Allison Burkett. Kerry Giffuni, Stacy Sklar, Nicole Blades; Back row: Katie Maranuk, 
Rilev Barrar. Elly Hart, Natalie Moore, Nicole Simmons. Jennifer Kriicger. 

Front row: Robert Federui). Derrick Holbeil. Slnling \'an Winkle; Back row: .\dam 
Ondira. Patrick, Buokjans. R\an Satterbeld, Dan Grant. Tra\ is Eiler. 

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Extending up into the air, 
junior Derrick Holbert pre- 
pares to finish his routine 
before dismount. Parallel 
bars were used by male 
gymnasts only. Photo by 
Revee TenHuisen 

Applying chalk and 
preppingfor their 
uneven bars routines, 
sophomores Riley Barrar and 
Elyssa Rosenbaum await their 
turns. At the highest level 
of gymnastics, uneven bar 
routines required skills from 
five different element groups. 
Photo by Revee TenHuisen 




• Floor: 9.775 

• Vault: 9.600 

• Bars: 9.500 

• Beam: 9.625 

• All-around: 37.550 


• Only gymnast to com- 
pete in the all-around for 
the Dukes 

Melissa Morganstern 

Falmouth, Maine 






• Floor: 7.650 

'* '^'i^^l 

• Pommel horse: 8.500 


• Rings: 7.600 

• Parallel Bars: 7.500 


• High Bar: 6.750 Stirling Van Winkle 


Honors Tallahassee, FL 

• NCAA qualifier on 

pommel horse 

• NCAA Collegiate Divi- 

sion National Gymnast of 

the Week 

Gymnastics I 361 I 

swim & dive 




• 100 back (50.79) 
•200 back (1:50.59) 

• 100 fly (51.20) 

• 200 IM (1:58.06) 


• CAA Swimmer of the 

, spot 




•50 free (24.15) 

•200 free (1:53.83) 




• Ranked 82nd nationally 

Allison Keel 

in Division I in the 100 


free (5 1 . 1 3) at the Terra- 

Mechanicsville, VA 

pin Cup Invitational 







Virginia Tech 



George Mason 



UNC Wilmington 












Old Dominion 



William & Mary 



Virginia Tech 






George Mason 



UNC Wilmington 



East Carolina 






Old Dominion 



William & Mary 


Resting after a swim, junior 
Grace deMarrais watches and 
waits as her teammates finish 
the rest of a relay. As a sopho- 
more, deMarrais was a finalist 
in four events at the Bucknell 
Invitational. Photo courtesy of 
Sports Media Relations 

Swimming freestyle, senior 
John Chartier pops up for 
a breath, Chartier picked 
up points in the 200 free at 
the 2005 CAA Champion- 
ship. Photo courtesy of Sports 
Media Relations 

13621 Sports 

I • • y ^ * by Eli2 


izabeth Carpenter 

The uni\ersity's swim and dive team had a tumul- 
tuous vear. It began as a fairly routine season. It all 
changed with the enforcement of Title IX, a law that 
had been in effect since 1972, but had not been en- 
tirely recognized at the university until this year. 

The compliance with Title IX went into effect 
on July 1, 2007. The swim and dive team pushed 
through with a heroic season, showing the university 
exactly what it would be losing. The women's final 
record was one first place finish, six second places 
and one 11th place. The men's final record for the 
season was seven first place finishes, one second place 
and one seventh place. 

The women's team persevered in the Colonial 
Athletic Association (CAA) Championship meet at 
George Mason University in February. The team fin- 
ished in ninth place with 186 points overall and pulled 
together to place fifth in the 400 freestyle event, with 
a season-best time of 3 minutes, 31.24 seconds. Senior 
Allison Keel took fifth place with 51.53 in the 100 
freestyle. Freshman Beth Feather placed 12th in the 
200 breaststroke with a season-best time of 2:27:64. 
Another personal best went to sophomore Jessica Lee 
in the 200 butterfly, with a time of 2:10:50. Finishing 
16th in the 200 backstroke, junior Gailey Walters 
bagged a time of 2:10:99. 

The men's team's season ended with a bang, do- 
ing justice to the last time the men would ever swim 
together in a collegiate event. The team finished 

second at the CAA Championship meet with 206 
points, trailing George Mason by only five points. 
Sophomore Russell Smyth set a personal best and a 
school record in the 200 individual medley with a 
time of 1:50:10. Smyth also swam in the 400 medley 
relay for another gold medal with teammates senior 
Josh Fowler, sophomore Ethan Sherman and senior 
John Char tier, earning a collective time of 3:28:85. 

Swimming was not only a team sport, but an 
individual sport as well. At the CAA meet, the high 
scorer for the women's team for the season was Keel, 
who tied for 20th place overall with 34 points. There 
were three high scorers for the men's team. Smyth 
tied for first place with an overall score of 60 points. 
Fowler ranked fourth with 54 points and junior 
Brian Freitag placed 11th overall with 45 points. 

The divers made a splash in the news as well, 
placing in the top 16 teams among their competi- 
tors. Junior Kyle Knott placed seventh overall in the 
one-meter board event with a total score of 226.35. 
Sophomore John Hamlett, who received a total score 
of 178.15, a personal best for the sophomore diver, 
nabbed 12th place. 

Knowing that this was their last year competing 
at the university must have made a difference to the 
swimmers and divers because the athletes came 
through with impressive performances. Instead of 
falling apart or throwing in the towel, the athletes 
exemplified what it meant to be a collegiate athlete. 

Front row: Alex Chudoba, Joshua Klotz, Kyle Knott, Brandon Sockwell, Joe Moore, 
Andrew Wingert, Clay Downey, Justin Stauder, Ethan Sherman, Brian Freitag; Second 
row; Steven Evans, Jared Tschohl, Blaine Wingfield, Russell Smyth, Jonny Kibler. 
Mitch Dalton, Matt Fox, Dan Smullen; Back row: Justin Parker, Chris Medhurst. John 
Chartier, Josh Fowler, Jacob Torok, Tom Martin. 

Front row: PJ. Naber, Katie Globig, Lindsay Fournier, Allison Russell, Grace deMarrais, 
Shannon Sparks, Kelly Murphy, AH Miller, Michelle Callis; Second row: Ashton Goodwil- 
lie. Erica Bechtol. Laura Ginish. Gailey Walters, .'\llison Keel, Jamie Coyle, Beth Feather, 
Meghan Heil; Back row: Julie Stefanski, Amanda Hauck, Jessica Lee, Jennifer Morris, 
Christina Gennari, Nancy Richardson, Rachel Smith, AHison Gould. 

Sv^im & Dive I 363 



# A ^ by Victoria Slneior 

pinning emaown 

It was a tough season, l)iit the members of tlie 
vvresthng team ah\a\s fought like it was their last 
meet. In September, the university made the decision 
to cut the wrestHng program due to Title IX require- 
ments, along with nine other teams. The team 
members persevered through the season with the 
knowledge that it would be their last. "It was a huge 
emotional blow to everyone on the team and to all 
our supporters." junior Scott Yorko said. 

Coached b)- Josh Hutchens with assistant coach 
Ryan Wilman, the wrestling team faced a lot of 
adversity throughout the season. 

The team felt stronglv about Hutchens' coaching 
style. The captains, seniors Marcus Bartlev and An- 
drew Robarge and junior Brandon Luce, all agreed, 
"there's never been anv lack of enthusiasm on his 
part, and his main focus, other than improving us as 
a wrestling team, is building our overall characters as 
young men." 

The highlight of the season was a weekend trip to 
Colorado in December. "Traveling long distances can 
be tedious at times," said Yorko, "but when traveling 
with the team, there's a lot of down time and every- 
one got to spend a great deal of this time hanging out 
with each other and truh getting to know one another." 

On the trip, the team won its first dual match 
of the season with a 30-12 win over Utah Valley 
State College at the Jack Hancock Wrestling Duals 
at the Colorado School of Mines. The team went 
1-3, losing to Eastern Michigan University, Montana 
State Universit\-\'orthern and Central Missouri State 

University. Luce and junior Jon Di\'elio helped the 
team, each going 3-1. Sophomore Ivan Lagares also 
boosted the team's performance with a 15-9 win 
against Eastern Michigan. 

Bartley earned fourth place in the 197-pound 
weight class as the top finisher for the university in 
the 2006 Old Chicago Northern Colorado Open at 
the Universit)' of Northern Colorado. 

The team won 31-9 against Johns Hopkins Uni- 
versity. Thanks to Luce and junior Louis Sweet, the 
team started with a strong 12-0 lead. Then Yorko, 
along with freshmen Jimmy Mitchum and Nick Broc- 
coli and senior Jeff Jacobs, gave the team a no-contest 
25-0 lead with just four matches left in the meet. 

The team lost three times in the Hokie Classic at 
\'irginia Tech in November against Virginia Tech, 
Gardner-Webb Universit)- and Libert)- Uni\ersity. Re- 
fusing to give in, Robarge gave an inspiring perfor- 
mance in the 197-pound weight class and went 2-0 
with t^\•o falls against A'irginia Tech and Libertv. 

At the 2007 \'irginia Duals in Januar)', the team 
earned a fourth-place finish in the eight-team Ameri- 
can College Division. At the 2007 Colonial Athletic 
Association (CAA) Duals, the team lost to Boston 
Universit\' and Rider University, causing it to drop to 
5-17 overall and 0-4 in the CAA. 

"Being a team without scholarships, competing in 
a conference with other teams that do offer money 
to their wrestlers, we face tough competition," Yorko 
said, "but we are able to hanc; in there fairh well 
gi\en the circumstances." 

Front row: Ivan Lagares, Johnny Baunian. Mike Meagher, .Andrew Robarge, Zack 
Winfrey. Lee Carsten. Nhat Nguyen, Brandon Luce. Stephen Gunther; Second row: 
Scott Yorko, Eric Nadeau, Louis Sweet. Thang Ho. Nick Broccoli, Shawn Hurst. Jon 
DiWUo, Jimm\' .Mitchum, John Hollowa\ : Back row: .Assistant Coach Rvan Wilman, 
Marcus Bartlev, Jefl Jacobs, Kyle Manlev. Mark Logan, Clay Edwards, Pat Finch, Kwaku 
Duliour-Donkor, Head C^oach Josh Hutchens, 

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lead with his second pin 
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Scott Yorko 

Philadelphia, PA 

Listening to music, fresh- 
man Patrick Finch prepares 
and relaxes before a match. 
The Dukes came off a 6-13 
record for the 2005-06 sea- 
son. Photo by Revee TenHuisen 

Positioning his body. 
junior Jon DiVello works to 
prevent being pinned by his 
opponent. The Dukes picked 
up their first CAA win of the 
season in January. Photo by 
Revee TenHuisen 

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"JML/ /s siyc/7 a unique community because not one personality 
defines this campus. You liave tlie spirited ambassadors and 
Student Dul<e Club types. Then there are the more understated 
intellectuals studying on the Quad, the fitness crazed over at 
UREC and the science types over at ISAT/HHS." 

-senior Renee Goldsmith ^ 

368 Closing 




Facing east, the windows of the Festival 
Conference and Student Center reflect the 
rising morning sun. The facility, commonly 
referred to simply as "Festival," served as a 
venue for many campus events. Photo by Revee 
TenHuisen Using all their strength, football 
players and students play tug of war on the 
Commons. The competition was just a small 
part of the season's pep rally festivities. 
Photo by Candace Edmonds Connecting to 
the Health and Human Services Building, the 
Chemistry and Physics Building glows in the 
evening light. The building was a recent addi- 
tion to the university's Skyline area. Photo by 
Revee TenHuisen Performing for onlookers, 
a Madison Dance member shows off her 
moves. Madison Dance, along with other 
dance groups, performed at Sunset on the 
Quad. Photo by Jewels Gundrum 

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Pumping up the crowd, cheerleaders run 
across the field with flags spelling out "Madi- 
son," Members of the cheerleading squad 
performed at both football and basketball 
games. Photo by Katrina Putker Providing a 
lookout, a window onto the Quad displays 
a view of freshly fallen snow in the winter 
season. The university was forced to cancel 
classes on several days during the school year 
due to inclement weather. Photo by Jewels 
Gundrum Playing with her kitten, a student 
spends time outside on the Quad. Students 
could frequently be seen playing with their 
pets on nice days. Photo by Rachel Blanton 
Leading the way from Alumnae Hall to Shel- 
don Hall, the snow-covered path is marked 
by footsteps. Many students enjoyed taking 
in the picturesque campus scenery on snowy 
days. Photo by Revee TenHuisen 

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"My favorite thing about the university is coming down Uni- 
versity Boulevard after a big snow and seeing all the trees 
covered in ice and the campus under a clean white blanket 
with the snowy mountains behind it all. It makes you realize 
how truly special J Mil is." 

-senior Meghan O'Donnell 

Closing 371 

"The people are what really make JMU stand out from other 
schools. There Is a sense of community unlike any I've ever 
seen, from the way people hold doors open, to the way they 
open up their apartment parties to people they don't even ^ 
know, to the way they could talk for hours to a strang er In an - 
other state who went to JMU 30 years ago." 

-senior Alicia Stetzer 

372 Closing 

Serving as a resource center, Carrier Library 
houses tools to help students with their stud- 
ies, including electronic books, special collec- 
tions and an interlibrary loan program. Carrier 
Library's first book was The Bible, a gift from 
the president of Hollins Institute, now Hollins 
University. Photo by Revee TenHuisen Enjoying 
the weather, a student reads outside on the 
Quad. On warm days, the Quad was filled 
with students doing school work or hanging 
out with friends. Photo hy Katrina Putker Sit- 
ting at the front end of the Quad, the kissing 
rock catches falling leaves during the autumn 
season. The kissing rock was a unique and 
historic feature of the university. Photo by 
Revee TenHuisen Standing behind the crowd, 
members of the Marching Royal Dukes watch 
the bonfire. The bonfire and a pep rally were 
held on Hillside Field the night before the 
University of Delaware football game. Photo by 
Katrina Putker 

Closing I 373 ! 


I can't believe the book is complete and four years of 
college have flown by. I'm honored to have had the opportu- 
nity to work as editor of The Biuestone this past year. My two 
years on the Ed Board have been an amazing experience and 
I have learned so much. 

All this would not have been possible without the hard 
work and dedication of the wonderful ladies of the Ed Board, 
the Basement Beauties. I couldn't think of a better group 
to be with for countless hours working and listening to the 
six-song rotation of QlOl, even without power at times. No 
one ever did play "highs and lows" with me! 

Sara, we've survived two years, 11 deadlines, 816 pages, 
multiple jogs through airports and a mvriad of travel adven- 
tures. These past two years on the Ed Board with vou have 
been both adventurous and rewarding. Your dedication to 
your job and desire to better the book in evervway possible 
absolutely amazes me. I am so thankful for vour attention to 
detail and everything you've done. 

Jenny, you never seemed to get frustrated with me even 
when I skipped over your training or forgot to tell you things 
tnitil the last minute. Without vour quick kerning abilities I 
would have lost many more hours of sleep. You were always 
calm and patient which always helped to keep my stress level 
down. I enjoyed our late nights and early mornings perfecting 
pages, even if it did include random bursts of singing. 

Kara, you always seemed to have things finished before I 
e\'en asked you. Even when you had annoying or tedious tasks, 
you never complained. You are such a hard working indi\idu- 
al and I am grateful for all your work and patience. 

Rachael, you were always willing to help out anywhere 
you were needed. You were always so quick to get the sports 
information and never complained. You've done so much for 
this book and I am thankful for all your work. 

Joanna. I don't think I have ever met anyone with such a 
big love for yearbook. Your never-ending headline ideas always 
helped to move things along. You seem to have everything 
planned out and I wish you the best of luck with those plans! 

Stephanie, you went above and beyond anything I ever 
expected. I can't think of a better person to be editor next 
)ear. You always knew when to step up and help. Even when I 
expected you to be long gone, you were there helping out in 
every way possible. I wish you the best with next year's book: I 
have so much confidence that you will only improve it. 

Revee, I am so grateful for \our help and stepping up just 
when we needed you. You weren't afraid to do more than just 
your job duties, but always willing to help out wherever needed. 

Mindi, I greatly appreciate everything you did for this 
book. I wish you the best of luck in all your endeavors. 

The staff all \our hard work and dedication to this book 
is greatly appreciated. This book would not have been pos- 
sible without each and every one of you. 

Erin, I learned so much from you. Thank you for your 
confidence in me, your advice and many phone calls to check 
on me. I wouldn't have been able to do this without your help. 

Kristi, I couldn't have done this without you. You helped 

with every aspect of the book and always wanted to know if 
there were other ways to help. Your advice for the different 
situations I faced helped get me through the year. It was quite 
an exciting year and a learning experience for both of us. 
Thank you for all you did for The Biuestone this year. 

Brian Hunter, your constant encouragement and under- 
standing always pushed me to make this book the best that I 
could. You always helped me with all my frantic last minute 
phone calls and e-mails. Thank you for all your support. 

My roommates, Kristen, Emily and Jess, you girls always 
accepted deadline or proofs as an excuse for anything; the 
late nights, the early mornings or the crankiness. Your sup- 
port and understanding helped me get through this year, even 
if it was just a person to vent to. Meghan, you're pretty much 
part of the "fam. Sometimes I worry they like you more than 
me. Even though you thought I was beyond crazy at times, I 
know vou supported me. Renee you always seemed to know 
just when a girl needed a good trip filled with a good music, 
good food and good times. 

To my family, thank you for everything. Mom, you are 
the strongest ^\•oman I know. You've done so much for me and 
the family and without your love and support I \vould not be 
who I am today. You're always there to give me a little break in 
my day with your phone calls and know just when not to call 
because of deadlines. Dad, you constantly push me to do my 
best. You are such a hard-working man and I strive to be more 
like )ou. Words cannot describe how much I appreciate every- 
thing you have done for me. You are the best. Jennifer, you've 
been such a great role model for me. You are so supportive of 
everything I do. Gregory, you and Becky just love deadlines. 
Your late night calls always provided a little humor on stressful 
deadline weekends. Christina, whenever a break was needed 
a trip to you was in order. We ate in a Cockaboose together, 
it doesn't get any better than that. Anthony, the bailer, you 
always make me proud when you ask ine for advice. You are 
such a unique younger brother. Emily, you've experienced a 
deadline first-hand. You're the best little sister a girl could ask 
for. Thanks for always keeping tabs on me and always giving me 
your honest opinion. I love having you as a sidekick! 

Rita and Nichole, it seems like just yesterday we were 
sitting in the Westfield yearbook lab and now four years later, 
we've grown and changed so much yet remained so close. 
Rita, you are such an inspiration to me. Your outlook on life 
and love for the world always brightened my days. I cherish 
our friendship and am thankful for all the support you've 
given me. I'm grateful for all of our good times and memo- 
ries. Nichole and your obsession with "The Office" seemed 
to provide perfect comic relief just when needed. I love our 
forever-long AIM chats. We've made so many memories over 
these past four years and have filled up my memor\- jar, I am 
thankful for all of them. 

The university, thank you for the experiences, the memo- 
ries, the friends and the lessons. These past four years have 
certainly been memorable. JMU is such a distinct community 
and I hope this book shows how special it truly is. 

Editor in Chief 

i374l Closing 

jenny s 

Five deadlines, three blown fuses, countless hours spent in the 
basement of Roop hall and — voila! — a yearbook is made. It's hard 
to believe I'm graduating and I have to say goodbye to JMU. I can't 
imagine a better place to have spent the past four years and I will 
truly miss the time I spent here. 

To the Ed Board, thank you all for making the deadline weekends 
fun and enjoyable. Maria. I don't think deadlines would have run as 
smoothh without your checklists. Your infectious laugh and crazy fam- 
ily stories easily passed the time while kerning. This book is amazing 
because of your dedication and leadership. Sara, I admire the patience 
and devotion it took you to read through and edit every single story. 
Revee and Mindi, thank you for making my job easy by giving me 
such beautiful photos to work with. Rachael. we share a mutual love 
for Thursday nights and now that the book is finished we won't ever 
have to miss another one. Kara, thank vou for introducing me to the 
screaming cat on \outube. it was the highlight of deadline four. Joanna, 
your upbeat attitude, random stories and pure love for yearbooks 
always kept deadlines entertaining. Stephanie, thanks for baking those 
delicious cookies and staving into the wee hours of the night to help 
kern sports stories. Vou will make a fantastic editor in chief next year. 

Theresa, without \our encouragement and support I wouldn't have 
taken on this position. I'm so glad you were on staff and I looked forward 
to \oiu' visits to the office because \ou always had a good stor)' for me. 
Katie, Lane, Leslie and Michelle, I couldn't have asked for a better design 
staff. I appreciate all your hard work and wish vou luck for next year. 

Natalie, from locker buddies in high school to roommates in 
college you've been my partner in crime over the past four years. I'm 
thankful for those memorable nights you convinced me to go out when 
I wanted to stay in. We better live together next year because I don't 
know what I would do if you weren't in the room next to mine. 

To m\ .Alpha Phi sisters and especially the .Absolut family. I am 
so happy you all have been a part of my life. We've shared a lot of 
great memories and I hope we keep in touch long after graduation. 

To my friends from home, thank you for always being there for 
me even when we were miles apart. Lydia, thank you for the suppoi t- 
ive IMs and late night phone calls. I love how well you understand 
me even now when were in different time zones. Kaia, ever since we 
met in kindergarten I knew wed be best friends. \Ve'll always share a 
mutual love for the Pancake House and hopefulh' one da\' we'll get to 
tra\el the world together. 

Will, after four years of long distance I am happ\ to say goodbye 
to the 300 miles separating us. I can't begin to even explain the impact 
you've had on my life. Thank you for alwa\s making me laugh and 
encouraging me to take naps instead of doing ni\ homework. I can't 
wait for the man\ ad\ entures that lie ahead of us, starting with Einope 
this summer. 

To Mom and Dad, thank you for footing the bill for the best four 
years of my life. I don't know where I'd be without \oin- constant sup- 
port and encoinagement. Thank \ou for all the advice and guidance 
over the \ears. Julie, you've been a great role model for me growing 
up and I lo\e how we become even closer as we get older. 

To JMU, thank you for all the great memories. 

Creative Director 

mindi's letter 

Congratulations, staff, on what I already know will be the most impressive 
issue to date! 

Sara and Maria, vou continue to impress me with \our hard work and new 
ideas deadline after deadline. Jenny, Kara and Rachael, you've been a great addi- 
tion to the Ed Board and we couldn't have done it without you. A special thumbs 
up to Joanna for being the hardest-working and most impressive woman I know. 
Stephanie and Jewels, I've had fun times with you this year. Thanks for being 
killer staff members and. more importantly, super cool chicks. 

Dad, thanks for always supporting my dreams no matter ho\v dead-end they 
sometimes seem to me. Mom, thanks for bragging about me to the family. It's 
always nice to have a fan, even when we're far apart. Casey, thanks for all the 
phone calls full of performance poetry and your tales of cross-country journeys. 
And\-, \ou rock. Congrats on the most advanced taste in music of any 18 year old 
I know. Caleb and Matt, you're rapidly becoming some of my best friends in addi- 
tion to being killer younger brothers. 

Harr\', you ha\e challenged me at every turn and I know I'm a better photog- 
rapher and person because of it. Thank you for helping me realize not only when 
to keep pushing but also when to step back and let life unfold v^^ithout my help. I 
love you so much. To Judi and Harry, thank you for welcoming me into your fam- 
ilv and for the refuge that 17560 Circuit Rider Drive has become. 

A\er\- and LeeAnne. thanks for m)- best birthda\- ever and good times playing 
Apples to Apples and Guitar Hero. Jason, you will always have a special place in 
my heart as m\ dearest and most loyal friend in the \vorld. I love you, dude. 

Fall Photograpy Director 

revee's letter 

I never dreamed that I would be one of those people writing a letter in the 
back of a book, but there's always room for surprises. Working as a Bluestone 
photographer for the past three years has been an amazing experience ^vith its chal- 
lenges and re^\"ards. 

First, I \sould like to thank the Ed Board for welcoming me on staff halfway 
through the )'ear. It is great to be able to adjust with such ease. Maria, thanks for all 
the input and ideas for shooting pictures. Jenn}', thank you for your hard \\'ork coor- 
dinating the pictures for all the layouts. Sara, Joanna, Stephanie, Rachael, and Kara, 
thank you for all the help with captions and headlines. You gals are awesome! 

Second, I would like to thank my roommates and the buds for supporting my 
ideas and decisions. Asha and Angela, I value your opinions and appreciate all 
you have done for me in the past years. Joe and Jordan, thanks for all the support 
even if it was through sarcasm. 

Mom, Dad, Kyle, Katie and Aaron, you mean the world to me. I can't say 
thank you enough for the times you've visited me, listened to me, cared for me 
and supported me. Thanks for guiding me toward my dreams and grounding 
me in mv faith. 

Finally, I thank Jesus Christ for saving me and for His Father's grace and 
mercy when I fall. "There is one body and one Spirit — just as you were called to 
one hope when you were called — one Lord, one faith, one baptism; one God and 
Father of all, who is over all and through all and in all" (Ephesians 4:4). 

Spring Photograpy Director 

Closing 13771 

Sara's letter 

I could not have asked for a more memorable college experience and 
the fact that four years have already come and gone is unbelievable. It 
has been an honor to be on The Bluestone's staff for the past three years, 
and holding the position of copy director has been very rewarding. 

To the Ed Board, although deadline weekends were long and 
stressful on occasion, I could not have picked a more talented group 
of people to put together this 408-page book. Maria, our eventful 
traveling experiences and nights out in big cities made for a fun and 
nteresting vear. Though the year had its share of ups and downs, I 
was constantly amazed by your ability to remain calm and levelheaded 
through it all. Congratulations on such a wonderful publication. 

Jenny, your fantastic design ideas and eye for detail have shaped 
the book into what it is. I'm sorry I never learned to kern! Mindi, I've 
admired all your hard work and talent over the past two years and 
enjoyed our constant bantering in the office. Revee, thank you for step- 
ping up in our time of need. You've done a great job. Kara, I was con- 
stantly impressed by vein- dedication to so many different aspects of the 
book, from checking hundreds of names to creating great ads. Rachael, 
your easy-going attitude was a welcome addition in the office and I'm in 
awe of yom- patience. I wish each of you the best of luck next year! 

Joanna, vour impressive knowledge of grammar rules certainly 
made my life easier! Thanks for brightening up deadline weekends with 
your entertaining stories. Stephanie, thank vou for all your help over 
deadline, whether it was editing, coming up with headlines or writing 
stories. Good luck to both of vou next year! I know The Bluestone is in 
good hands. 

I can't thank the writing staff enough. I know you all struggled at 
times to finish stories in unrealistic amounts of time and track down 
sources who wouldn't respond, but without your perseverance, there 
would be no copy in this book. Thank you for never giving up! 

To the women of Delta Delta Delta, my involvement in such an 
outstanding chapter has made a huge impact on my life and I am 
grateful for all the experiences we have shared. Svd, Courtney and Juli, 
I'm grateful to be able to call you my family and will miss )ou all very 
much next year. 

k&co., from trekking through snowstorms to the Lion and crazy 
Thursdays at the Lawn, to devouring all of our glorious feasts and 
sharing our daily LOST theories, I can't imagine any better people 
with whom to have spent my senior year. I will miss each one of you 
immensely and am so thankful for your friendship. 

JMU, thank you for four years of friendships, memories, experi- 
ences and fun. There's nowhere else I would have rather spent this tiine. 

Mom and Dad, thank \ou for yom' constant support and encour- 
agement and for always being there whether I needed help or just 
someone to talk to. Your love and guidance mean everything to me. 

"Raise a glass for ignorance, drink a toast to fear, the beginning 
of the end has come, that's why we all are here. Strike up the band 
to play a song and try hard not to cry, and fake a smile as we all say 
goodbye." -Jars of Clay 

Copy Director 

378 Closing 

kara's letter 

Wow, I can't believe the year is over and the book is final!)' done! 
It seems like just yesterday when all of us were in the office introduc- 
ing ourselves to each other and brainstorming the first story and 
theme ideas. Now, a year has flown by and we have an amazing book 
to show for all the long hours and hard work. It feels so great to know 
that I played a part in such a prestigious publication. 

This was mv first and only year on staff, and I couldn't have imag- 
ined a better experience or found a better organization to participate in 
during my last year at JMU. Despite the long deadline weekends, spend- 
ing long hours in the basement of Roop and feeling unbelievably sleep- 
deprived at times, I learned so much and had such a great experience. 

To the Ed Board, you gave me something to look forward to every 
time I came into the office. Talking and laughing with you guys always 
provided the needed relief from what seemed like endless editing and 
caption, headline and sub-head writing. I couldn't have imagined it 
without you all. Maria, you were an amazing leader and always willing 
to help with anything and everything. I greatly admired your dedica- 
tion to the book and everyone involved in it, thanks for everything. To 
the rest of the Ed Board, I'm so glad I got to know all of you. You are 
all so talented in so many ways and I learned so much from each one of 
you. Joanna and Stephanie, I know you two will do an amazing job on 
the book next year. 

To my family, you have been a constant source of support for 
which I will be forever grateful; I love you all so much. Mom, you are 
so amazing, fun, intelligent, caring, kind and someone I have always, 
and will always, look up to. Thank you for your love and encourage- 
ment. Dad, you have always been there for me through thick and thin, 
and I can't thank you enough for everything you've done for me. To 
my big brothers, you have played such an important role in my life and 
helped me become the person I am today. Mary and Alison, I have had 
so much fun the last two summers. These have been some of the best 
times of my life, filled with so many wonderful memories, thank you so 
much for everything. 

To all of my friends, at home and at school, thank you for the 
endless support and all the fun times we have had together. My best 
friends, Taylor and Robby, you have been constants in my life. "We 
have so much history and I'm so lucky to have you two in my life. To 
my wonderful roommates and best friends at JMU; Wendy, Anna and 
Megan, you have made the last two years at JMU so incredibly amaz- 
ing. Whether I needed someone to talk to, go out with, hang out with 
or just goof around with, you guys were always there. I don't think I 
could have picked a better living situation, I love you guys. And to all of 
the wonderful people and friends I have come in contact with over the 
years, you each have brought something special to my life, thank you. 

I can't believe I will graduating soon and going off into the real 
world. JMU has become a second home to me and it will be unbeliev- 
ably sad to leave. The university has given me so many great experi- 
ences, fun times and allowed me to meet so many incredible people. I 
can't wait to look back on this book in the future and remember all of 
these wonderful memories of JMU. 

Managing Editor 

rac hael's letter 

As I began writing this letter 1 came to realize that mv time at JMU is quickh drawing 
to an end. While that idea still seems strange to me, 1 am also filled with gratitude for my 
time here. I've met some of my best friends and have had some incredible opportunities. 
The past four years have been the most amazing time of mv life thanks to the wonderful 
people who have made a lasting impact on me. 

The past two vears serving on The Bluestone has been a wonderful experience because 
of the people I've worked with. To the Basement Beauties of the Ed Board. \ou are talented 
and amazing women that have made each deadline a lun experience. 

To Mayr and Kelli, I could not have asked for better freshmen roommates. From late 
night dance parties to destroving every lamp in our room. I've never had as much fun as I 
did living in that cramped room with you girls. 

To mv roommates. I can't imagine life without you after graduation, but 1 know we 
W'ill always stav close. Erin, I can't believe we've practicallv lived together all of college! You 
are truly one of the sweetest people I've ever met and I feel blessed to have you in mv life. 
Ash, we have grown so much since meeting in junior kindergarten! You have been there for 
me through everything and are one of the most loyal friends I've ever had. Steph, on top of 
being one of the most fun people to go out with, you are such a talented writer and editor. 
You will go far! Tina, vou will alwavs be a roomate to me. I will miss our messv apartment, 
trving to get ready by 6:30 on Thursdavs, and Erin's random baking that happened at just 
the right times. I love you all! 

To my neighbors Kelly and Erica, I'm so glad we became so close, I feel like you all are 
my second roommates. To my girls from home, Lauren and Amanda, it's a testament to our 
friendship that we remain this close after so many years. To John, you are still one of mv 
best friends. \'our continued support means so much to me. 

Thanks to mv familv for alwavs being there for me. Your support has helped me get to 
where I am todav and will guide me in the future. 

So manv people at JMU have touched mv life and I thank vou. Although I can't wait 
for what the future holds, I am so lucky to be able to look back on the amazing memories of 

Co-Supervising Editor 

's letter 

It seems like vesterda\ that I was sitting in D-Hall tor mv \er\ first time; I hadn't even de- 
cided if I wanted to be a Duke vet, but began to make inquiries about being part of the vear- 
book staff Now as mv first vear on the editorial board comes to a close, I could not be more 
proud to have been part of such a prestigious publication and an incredible and dxiiamic staff 

To the members of the Editorial Board (aka Basement Beauties): Stephanie, I can't say 
your name without thinking dedication. You didn't have to. but you staved in the office with 
us for 16 hours at a time; you are extremely hard-working and talented. Rachael. you were 
mv partner in crime. Even though we both had no idea what our jobs entailed at the begin- 
ning of the semester, we seemed to figure it out prett\ well together. Kara, I will really miss 
sitting in the other room for two hours writing sub-headlines with you — you're so good at 
them! Revee, vour ability to step up and take on any responsibilitv is remarkable. Jenny, 
you are kind and patient and above all, talented. The spreads look amazing. I admire your 
talent. Mindi, you are one of the main reasons I was even on the Editorial Board this year. 
You helped me realize my potential. You have a truly remarkable eye for composition and 
understand journalism better than anvone your age. Sara. I have looked up to you since my 
freshman year when I forced m\' wav onto the staff. I have never met anyone who put quali- 
tv before quantitv as mtich as you do. You will leave big shoes to fill. And last but certainlv 
not least, to my amazing editor in chief Maria: What an expert leader you have been. You 
never missed a step with vour constant hand-outs and agendas you made for us everv 
week. Somehow you seemed to have every angle covered. You are an extremely talented 
person, and I greatly appreciate everything you've done. 

To my wonderful roommate Fegan: There is no one else with wlioiu I'd rather watch 
10 seasons of "Friends" in a row. Thank you for not only being the best roommate ever, but 
one of my best friends. To my fellow group fitness instructors; Thank you all for being not 
only fabulous co-workers, but amazing friends. I look forward to many more grapevines, 
power squats and jab/cross combos next year. And last but most certainly not least, to my 
parents: I am only allotted a certain amount of space for this letter but there is nothing in 
the world that would allow me ample room to express how grateful I am for you. 'You both 
are ct)nstant reminders of not only mv potential, but what I somedax strive to be. Thank 
you tor all your love and support. JOANNA BRENNER 

Co-Supervising Editor 

13801 Closing 

hluestone staff 

Are we reallv finished? It is hard to comprehend all we have accom- 
plished in onlv five deadlines. While I mostly feel exhilaratingly liberated to 
have completed the book, a part of me is genuinely saddened not to have any 
more weekends in the basement of Roop Hall to look forward to — at least not 
until next fall! When I first accepted the position of producer, I was complete- 
ly unsure of what it entailed. With a lot of help and support, however. I realh 
was able to grasp ^vhat I was doing here, and with that, I began to love it. 

To the ladies of the Ed Board, thanks so much for taking me in as 
more than just a staff member — working with you all has been great! This 
year has been an amazing experience for me, as it has allowed me to meet a 
group of truh- wonderful and dri\en women who ^^•ill sureh- lead very suc- 
cessful lives. To my roommates, thanks for dealing with the constant tease 
of smelling freshly baked cookies in our kitchen, only to find out I'd be 
taking them into The Bluestone office (sorry). Cristen, I loved our "scoop 
me up at the statue" system we developed for our 6:00 p.m. BDub's dinners 
every Saturday of deadline — what a tradition. 

Tojae, thanks for vour perpetual belief that I could do anything I 
genuinely wanted to. I remember you were the one pushing me to polish my 
resume and submit my application for The Bluestone 
in the first place — I'm so thankful for that! 

To mv family, thanks for the unending support 
that I have received from all of you, not excluding 
the occasional "yearbook dork" comment from Mi- 
chael. I always know that regardless of how I choose 
to dedicate my time, )ou ^^•ill always be proud of me 
and support my endeavors. 


Brianne Beers: "There is no one who could do a better job with writing a life 
story on me than m)self. Nobody can truly put into words what I have been 
through as well as I could. I would love to do this someday when I can look 
back, reflect, and write." 

Stephen Brown: "The guys that write for the show "Lost" just because they'd 
make it crazy cool!" 

Laura Becker: "I would like Jeanne Marie Laskas, a columnist for The 
Washington Post Magazine, to write my life story. She can find humor in 
every situation. I love reading her column, so I would think she would do a 
fantastic job w-riting all about me!" 

Katie FitzGerald: "I would want William Shakespeare to write my life 
story. He was one of the greatest playwrights in history and he would weave 
a web of love, passion and the different states of the human mind to make 
my life storv- something worth reading." 

Jean Han: "If I could have anyone write my life story, it would be Jean Grae. 
She is an incredibh- talented hip-hop artist and is knoxvn for her ability to write 
poetic, creative lyrics. She would be able to take my life story from the mun- 
dane and make it into something beautiful." 

Sunny Hon: "Mitch Albom, because he's one of my favorite writers. He 
always has such great insight about life and everything pertaining to it. In 
addition, he's a great sports columnist." 

Rati Kitts: "My sister, because she's my best friend and she knows me bet- 
ter than anyone." 

Katie O'Dowd: "Jennifer Weiner, who wrote "In Her Shoes," because 
she's one of my favorite authors." 

Victoria Shelor: "Vladimir Nabokov, because his writing is ground-break- 
,ng and beautiful." CONTRIBUTING WRITERS 

Amanda Albach 

Jackie Albright 

Elizabeth Carpenter 

Joey Gundrum 

Christine Hulse 

Maggie Miller 

"We adore chaos because we love to prociuce order!' 

-M.C. Escher 

Leslie Gavin 
Theresa Kattuia 
Michelle Melton 
Katie Piwowarczyk 
Lane Robbins 

"I think the best pictures are often on the edges of any 
situation, I don't find photographing the situation nearly 
as interesting as photographing the edges." 

-■VV^illiam Albert Allard, 
"The Photographic Essay" 

Candace Edmonds 
Katrina Putker 

Nancy Daly 
Meghan DeSanto 
Jewels Gundrum 
Tara Hepler 
Kellie Nowlin 

Closing 1381 


The 2007 Bluestone, volume 98, was created by a student staff and printed 
by Taylor Publishing Company in Dallas, Texas. The 408 pages were submitted 
on compact disks using Macintosh versions of Adobe InDesign CS, Photoshop 7.0 
and Microsoft Word 2004. Brian Hunter served as publishing representative and 
Glenn Russell as account executive. 

The theme, Distinct, was developed by Kara Beebe, Joanna Brenner, Rachael 
Groseclose, Stephanie Hardman, Maria Nosal, Jenny Young, Mindi Westhoff and 
Sara Wist. The opening and closing sections and index were designed bv Jennv 
Young. Each of the other four sections were designed bv Jenny Young, Theresa 
Kattula, Katie Piwowarczyk, Lane Robbins, Leslie Gavin and Michelle Melton. 

Designed by Jenny Young, the cover is a white 5266 Matara material with 
silkscreen of purple 268 applied. Endsheets are Rainbow Deep Purple and 100 lb. 
paper was used. 

Type styles include - body copy: Seville size 10 pt. with 13 pt. leading; captions: 
Gill Sans size 7 pt. with 8.5 pt. leading. The features section used three primarv fonts: 
Genesis, Bern and Muse Script. The classes section used Gochin. The organizations 
section used Cheerstype and Athena. The sports sections used Skia, Adobe Gara- 
mond and Verdana. Subheadlines within the features and organizations sections 
used Century Gothic. 

Pages within the organizations section were purchased by the featured group. 
All uni\ersit)- recognized organizations were invited to purchase coverage with the 
options of two-thirds of a spread or an organization picture. 

Unless otherwise noted, all photographs were taken b)' The Bluestone photogra- 
phy staff and contributing photographers. Portraits in the classes section were taken 
by Candid Color Photography of Woodbridge, Va. Group photos in the organiza- 
tions section were taken b\- Candid Color Photography, fall Photogiaphy Director Mindi 
Westhoff or submitted by the organization. All athletic team photos were provided 
by Sports Media Relations. All film was developed and printed by Wal-Mart Photo 
Labs. All digital photos were taken with a Nikon 100. 

Editorial content does not necessarily reflect the views of the university. The 
editor in chief accepts responsibility for all content in this book. 

The Bluestone office is located in Roop Hall, room G6. The staff can be contacted 
at MSC 3522, Harrisonburg, VA 22807; (540) 568-6541: jmu_bIuestone(a) 

13821 Colophon 

Special Thanks 

Our Families 

Beebe family 
Brenner family 
Groseclose family 
Hardman family 
Nosal family 
TenHuisen family 
Westhoff family 
Wist family 
Young family 

Candid Color 

Kurt Araujo 
Carlton Wolfe 


Sports Media Relations 
University Photo Services 

Local Business 

Friendship Industries 

Taylor Publishing Company 

Brian Hunter 
Glenn Russell 

University Staff and Offices 

Accounts Payable 

David Shifflett 

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 

Student Organization Services 

University Faculty and 

Media Board members 
Kristi Schackelford 

University Organization 

University Program Board 

Business Manager 

Meghan O'Donnell 

Colophon 13831 



Abbitt, Mariel 279 

Abbott, Katie 308 

Abdelmoty, Tamara 175 

Abdelrazaq, Mona 307 

Abdul-Wahid, Hassan 342 

Abejuela, Manoel-Raphael ... 


Aboulhouda, Nadia 175 

Abubaker, Sarah 159, 286 

Adams, Andrea 203 

Adams, Catherine 221 

Adams, Christina 215 

Adams, Drew 342 

Adams, Elizabeth 248 

Adams, Erin 3! I 

Adams, Jake 308 

Adams, Kelsey 227 

Adams, Nick 342 

Adams, Raven 290 

Adams, Tyler 288 

Adkins, Taylor 293 

Adier, Lindsey 197,246 

Ahmad, Merrium 191 

Ahn, Min Chung 227 

Aiello, Marc 227 

Aikman, Emily 221 

Ainsley, Brett 342 

Aitken, Emily 227 

Aja, Sandra 215 

Akins, Victoria 227 

Albert, Jamie 286 

Albert, Joseph 178 

Albis, Dan 51 

Albright, Samantha 191 

Aleman, Melissa 165 

Alexander, Ashley... 227, 298 

Alexander, Shannon 249 

Alexis, Meredith 356, 357 

Alfano, Melissa 301 

Alff, Kristina 227 

Allahverdi, Sarvenaz 300 

Allen, Alexandra 227 

Allen, Carrie 31! 

Allen, David 296 

Allen, Elizabeth 227 

Allen, Tyler 21! 

Allensworth, Bob 324 

1384! Closing 

Alles, Harry 247 

Alleva, Danielle 286 

Allgier, Jaclyn 287 

Allgier, Pat 263 

Allin, Meg 227 

Allison, Garrett 196 

Allison, Lauren 270 

Alpha Chi Sigma 244 

Alpha Kappa Alpha Sorority, 

Inc 244-245 

Alpha Kappa Psi 245 

Alpha Phi 247-248 

Alpha Phi Omega 246 

Alpha Sigma Alpha 248 

Alpha Sigma Tau 251-252 

Altieri, Rob 319 

Altman, Aila 250 

Alvare, Allyson 249 

Alvare, Bethany 249 

Alvarez, Alessandra 227 

Amann, Shannon 286 

Amaral, Jennifer 159 

Amateis, Samantha 227 

Ambis, Christy 274 

Amer, Lana 288 

American Criminal Justice 

Association 247 

Amoako, Angela 268 

Anderberg, Jessica 83 

Anderson, Christopher... 197 

Anderson, Elizabeth 


Anderson, Heather 287 

Anderson, Jordan 279 

Anderson, Karin 265 

Anderson, Laura 278 

Anderson, Leslie 330, 331 

Anderson, Nelly 331 

Anderson, Rob 290 

Anderson, Sam 113, 300 

Anderson, Sarah 221, 277 

Andersson, Craig 159 

Andrews, Kristin 227, 288 

Andrews, Lindsey 276 

Andrews, Robert 244 

Angster, Kristen 215 

Anthony, Allison 276 

Anzuini, Steve 266 

Appiah, Sally 197 

Apted, Terrence 342 

Archer, Deborah 270 

Archery 316-317 

Ardolino, Kate... 53, 159.246 

Arey, Hunter 246 

Argenbright, Clarke 298 

Argy, Kim 349 

Armenio, Lyndsi 3 1 1 

Armstrong, Danielle 227 

Arthur, Jennifer 265 

Arthur, Lauren 250 

Arthur, Thomas 234 

Artis, Brandon 256 

Art Classes 223 

Asgari, Golriz 278 

Ashley, Leanne 286 

Ashman, Dustin 279 

Association of Women in 

Communication 249 

Association of Computing 

Machinery 248 

Atkins, Ashley.. 158, 159,31! 

Atkinson, Jamie 3 1 1 

Austen, Katie 1 59 

Austin, Courtney 227 

Avalos, Candace 

227, 294. 295 

Avery, Allison 71 

Avery, Rachel 159 

Axton, Lucy 286 

Ayers, Brandon 244 

Ayers, Rebecca 227 


Babaeizadeh, Fariba 


Babcock, Brad 204 

Babul, Jon 354 

Bach, Krystle 286 

Backenstose, Lauren 290 

Badgett, Andrew 286 

Badgley, Clare 246 

Baer, Samantha 265 

Bagwell, Kelly 175 

Bahr, Paige 265 

Bailey, Alexander 227 

Bailey, Erin 286 

Bailey, Kyle 289 

Bailey, Matt 328, 337 

Bailey, Megan 227 

Bailey, Robert 227 

Bain, Meghan 340, 341 

Baker, Amie 288 

Baker, Brina 310 

Baker, L.C 342 

Baker, Nathaniel 266 

Baker, Rosanne 334 

Bakewell, Nick 300 

Balady, Anthony 300 

Balch, Jeremy 197 

Baldino, Lindsay 249 

Baldo, Emily 270 

Ball, McKenzie 250 

Ballard, Grayson 227 

Ballard, Ladaisha 

245, 256, 298, 299 

Bandyke, Sarah 286 

Banek, Ashley 277 

Banjade, Pratik 227, 269 

Banks, Alvin 342 

Banks, Amanda 


Baranowsky, John 342 

Barber, Amanda 197 

Barber, Jenny 31! 

Barber, Stephany 266 

Barbour, Jordan 304 

Barden, Meg 277 

Barker, Emily 263 

Barker, Rachel 261 

Barlow, George 342 

Barnard, Kara 25!, 292 

Barnes, Annie 277 

Barnes, Charneice 227 

Barnes, Courtney 227 

Barnes. Justin 342 

Barnhardt, Stephanie 197 

Barrar, Riley 360 

Barrett, Michael 197 

Barry, Mary-Katherine .... !59 

Barth, Grace 246 

Bartley, Marcus 364 

Bar Scene in Harrisonburg... 


Baseball 318,319 

Bashoff. Sheryl 246 

Basilio, Del Ciela 304 

Baskervill, David 271 

Baskette, Megan 3 ! I 

Bass, Emily 286 

Bass, Nick 335 

Bassett, Alexandra 3! I 

Bassi, Kendra 298 

Bates, Erik 270 

Batten, Brett 274, 275 

Baucom, Allison !75, 288 

Baudean, Brianne 76 

Bauman, Johnny 364 

Bauman, Mark 227, 302 

Baumler, Jennifer 265 

Bavolack, Jessica 221 

Baxter, David 328, 337 

Bayles. Karia 250 

Bayles, Kristine !69 

Beach, Christopher 


Beach-Rehner, Chris 278 

Bean, Carrie 175 

Bean, Danielle 273 

; Beardnnore, Michelle 

331,338, 339 

Bearman, Seth 92 

, Beasley, Allison 286 

! Beazley, Caroline 277 

' Bechtol, Erica 363 

! Beck, Alexandra 227 

Beck, Matt 266 

Becker, Laura 381 

Beczkiewicz, Brittany 311 

Beebe, Kara 159,253.379 

Beers, Brianne...89, 107, 286 

Behrens, Cheryl 159 

Beichert, Laura 175 

Beisler, Alii 307 

Beisler, Allison 93, 311 

Beissel, Brent 227 

Belcher, Katelyn 291 

Bell, Duncan 268, 269 

Bell, Lauren 286,349 

Bell, Scott 269 

Bell, Stuart 334, 335 

Beltrane, John 266 

Belyea, Emily 3 1 1 

Benator, Jaime 261 

Bence, Nina 265 

Bender, Erin 338, 339 

Bender, Michelle 244 

Benghauser, Sara 250 

Bennett, Brian 295 

Bennett, Caitlin 250 

Bennett, Jessica 175 

Bennett, Katie 26! 

Benson, Jerry 240 

Bentz, Emily 303 

Benvenuto, Andrea 357 

Benzing, Thomas 203 

Bereski, Angela 3! I 

Berg, Christine 282 

Berger, Kelly 197,320 

Bergkuist, Jessica 175 

Berka. Kat 33! 

Berkemeier, Kelly 323 

Berrodin, Matthew 328 

Berry, Reggie 342 

Berryman, Ajda 175 

Bertola, Mary Anne 246 

Bertoni, Ashely 264 

Bess, Matt 328 

Best Buddies 250 

Beta Alpha Psi 25! 

Betz, Kathryn 31! 

Bevington, Ashley 320 

Bevis, Kirby 175 

Beyer, Denise 227 

Bhalala, Heeral 269 

Bhambhani, Sanju 74 

Bhatia, Amit 248 

Bhatia, Priyanka 26! 

Biancanello, Anthony 342 

Bickley, Caroline 287 

Biggins, Marisa 33 1 

Binsted, Seth 264, 273 

Birckhead, Brandon 227 

Birk, Kristin 261 

Birkhead, Anne 249 

Biron, Heather 31 1 

Bise, Daniel 175 

Bishara, Nabil 215 

Bishop, Jennifer 


Bishop, Kiley 344 

Bishop, Rachel 227 

Bittner, David 197 

Bivins, Ashley 249 

Black, Amanda 286 

Black, April 227 

Blackman, Jenna 349 

Black and Latino Greek 

Caucus 256 

Black Student Alliance .... 257 

Blades, Nicole 360 

Blair, Anne 267 

Blake, Timothy 227 

Blanton, Rachel 252, 253 

Bleau, Paul 166 

Blessing, Anne 261 

Blickenstaff, Audra 289 

Bliss, Jason 246 

Blomstrann, Kristi 286 

Bloomfield, Casey 250 

Blore, David 269 

Bluestone, The 252-253 

Blumenthal, Carla... 260, 261 

Bobber, Gretchen 300 

Bobbitt, Kionna 299 

Bobrowski, Alicia 250 

Bobrowski, Dana 

69, 175, 306, 307 

Bock, Jennifer 197, 267 

Bocskor, Priscilla 191 

Bodamer, Elyse 249 

Bodie, Jennifer 159 

Boelte, Jillian 265 

Boggess, Colin 159 

Boies, Rebecca 227 

Bollenback, Meghan 25 

Boiling, Holly 169,259 

Bolon, Christine 227 

Bolton, Antoinne 342 

Bon, Jen 270 

Bonacic-Doric, Nina 159 

Bonanno, Leann 31 1 

Bonaroti, Marielle 287 

Bonfils, Maribeth 288, 293 

Bonham, Thomas 175 

Bookjans, Patrick 360 

Booth, Sarah 250 

Bornarth, Amanda 261 

Borne, Brandon 256 

Borsari, Sara 261 

Bortone, Marisa 197 

Borzino, Michelle 276 

Bosica, Maria 320 

Bosley, Trent 256 

Bossa, Leanne 3 1 1 

Bost, Tabitha 227 

Bosworth, Landry 227 

Boudreau, Jaymie.... 221, 265 

Bounds, Lynn 197 

Bounds, Renee 247, 323 

Bourne, Becca 258 

Bourne, Jim 298 

Bourne, Rebecca 197 

Boutv^ell, Casey 298 

Bove, Megan 221 

Boveri, Brittany 227 

Bowen-VanDamia, Adam 


Bowers, Lindsay 349 

Bowles, Jamie 221 

Bowling, Amberly 227 

Bowling, Louise 221 

Bowling, Sarah 263 

Bowman, Drew 271 

Boxer, Dan 290, 291 

Boxley, D.D 342 

Boyd, Courtney 197 

Boyd, Derek 175 

Boyer, Caitlin 258,259 

Boyer, Laura 197, 289 

Boyle, Kennedy 247 

Bradford, Rex 266, 270 

Bradley, Lauren 320 

Bradley, Nadine 197 

Brady, Kristen 67, 278 

Brady, Patricia 137 

Bragg, Nicole 227 

Brahms, Brandon 335 

Brakke, David 240 

Brammer, Kristen 302 

Branch, Beth 250 

Branch, Elizabeth 175 

Branch, Rachel 197 

Brandlein, Chris 328 

Brandon, D.J 342 

Brandon, Gregory .... 159,300 
Bransford, Ardon 342 

Madison Patron 

(iiiiilrihiiliinis iif$H/() ay iiunr /^ 

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Mr. K.- Mrs. II. liiij-wcll 
I'oii Monmoiilli, N.|. 

Mr. X.- Mrs. K.C. Bovvdc-n 
Mciulhain, N.J. 

Kichard Winn & Oorinnc Urotk-rick 
Wcsllurd, Mass. 

Kin i*v.' licvcrly (iarniil 
I lunlcTsvilk', NX'.. 

Bcacli, Va. 

W. Alan cVC- Jancl 1.. Day 
Rcslon, Va. 

Manassas, Va. 

1)1-. X.- Mrs. 

IVach, V; 

I'aivi/. & I'ai- 
Chanlillv, Va 

Kiislv Ma 

(aaig & Kli/.al) 
i^oanokc, Va. 

Ritlimond, Va. 

I'm. I) it .M; 

Index 385 

Brantley, Gwendolyn 

8, 186, 311 

Brauer, Peyton 227 

Braun, Emily 263 

Bray, JaQuan 354 

Bray, Rachel 265 

Brecker, Eve 261 

Breeding, Amy 

175, 260, 261 

Breeze, The 254- 255 

Breig, Alicia 300 

Breitenberg, Lindsay 

282, 290 

Bremer, Rachel 227 

Brennan, Amy 159 

Brennan, Kathlenn 277 

Brenner, Joanna 

120, 121,253,380 

Bressler, Colleen 287 

Bretz, Kristin 191 

Brewbaker, Fielding 

344, 345 

Brewer, Rebekah 250 

Brice, Lauren 247 

Brigagliano, Nicole 268 

Bring Your Own Spirituality 


Brinkley, Kevin 328 

Briscoe, Jenee 3 1 1 

Bristow, Matt 319 

Britland, Joanne 331, 339 

Brittle, Drew 278 

Britton, Jon 346 

Broccoli, Nick 364 

Brody, Scott 277 

Broekhuizen, Merel 340 

Bronson, Ashley 250 

Brookes, Roger 197 

Brooks, Allison 13, 303 

Brooks, Kenny 57 

Brooks, Lee ....294,295,296 

Brophy, Jess 320 

Brophy, Jessica 321 

Brosmer, Lynn 227 

Brothers, Carrie 308 

Browder, Jerrica 299 

Brown, Ashton 264 

Brown, Asia 227 

Brown, Benjamin 302 

Brown, Donell 342 

Brown, Douglas 140, 240 

Brown, Gwendolyn 307 

Brown, Jared 271 

Brown, Jennifer 356, 357 

Brown, Jerald 342 

Brown, Jessica 226, 274 

Brown, Josh 285 

13861 Closing 

Brown, Joshua 147 

Brown, Keisha 175, 287 

Brown, Kimberly 287 

Brown, Lindan 292 

Brown, Martin 159 

Brown, Marvin 342 

Brown, Mike 304 

Brown, Nicole 227 

Brown, Ray 342 

Brown, Ronnell 342 

Brown, Will 269,300 

Brown, Wyatt 304 

Brugh, Laura 250 

Brumfield, Lauren 227 

Brummell, Stephanie 

102, 120, 186,311 

Bruno, Ashley 3 1 1 

Bruton, Rachel 290 

Brynn, Dorsey 221 

Buchanan, Annie 185 

Buchanan, Taylor 249 

Buckheit, Sara 109 

Buckland, Bryan 328, 337 

Buckley, Danielle 261 

Buckley, Katie 246 

Buddenhagen, Michelle... 227 

Bujakowski, Lee 319 

Buiko, Rebecca 228 

Bull, Lauren 286 

Bullis, Bridget 159 

Bullock, Melanie 307 

Bumpus, MaLisa 357 

Bunch, Emily 246 

Buonocore, Michael 273 

Burden, Robert 295, 296 

Burdick, Jennifer 290 

Burgdorf, Louis 273 

Burgess, Caitlin 246 

Burgess, Kelly 286 

Burke, Roger 360 

Burke, Sarah 265 

Burkett, Allison 360 

Burkett, Kimberly 175 

Burkhart, Jen 331 

Burkins, Kim 273 

Burlew, Lauren 284 

Burn, James 337 

Burnette, Josh 228 

Burns, James 328, 337 

Burt, Emily 159,334, 335 

Burton, Tyler 98,99, 159 

Busk, Bob 237 

Bussert, Colin 300 

Bussjaeger, Elaine 228 

Bustard, Thomas 159 

Butler, Alyson 228 

Butzer, Emily 257 

Byrd, Rebecca 126 


Cabe Halpern, Linda 240 

Cadel, Courtney 286 

Cadle,Josiah 328, 337 

Caggiano, Kathleen 273 

Cain, Hayley 250 

Cairns, Jemma 191 

Calabrese, Julianna 175 

Calderone, Danielle 75 

Callis, Elizabeth 228 

Callis,Joe 197 

Callis, Lawrence 197 

Callis, Michelle 363 

Calys, Erica 261 

Camardi, Michelle 278 

Campbell, Carlin 324 

Campbell, Kayla 249 

Campbell, Lindsay 261 

Campbell, Molly 261 

Campbell, Paul 358 

Campbell, Peggy 27 

Camphouse, Beth 123 

Canlar, Sibel 159 

Cannon, Libby 320 

Canther, Walter 269 

Caplinger, Mark 228 

Capp, Danny 278 

Cappa, Christine 197 

Cappel, Marisa 175 

Capps, Kendall 288 

Caran, Julie 259 

Caran, Kevin 259 

Carbajal, Pamela 257 

Carbone, Dave 271 

Carcich, Federico 191 

Cardoni, Andrew 215 

CARE 256-257 

Career Education Officers... 


Carlson, Lauren 266 

Carlson, Leslie 265 

Carmack, Anne 272 

Carnahan, Andrew 301 

Carnes, Brian 175 

Carney, Colleen 277 

Caro, Rachel 277 

Carpenter, Elizabeth 

228, 250 

Carper, Briana 

Carpio, Leanne 

Carr, Allen 

Carr, Joanne B 

Carrera, Briana 

Carrera, Tamara 

Carrier, Ronald E 

Carrithers, Melissa 

Carroll, Brittany 

Carroll, Kathleen 

Carsten, Lee 

Carter, Elizabeth 

Carter, Emily... 160, 270, 

Carter, Jeanette 

Carter, Tarin 228, 

Carter, Terrance 354, 

Cartis, Daniel 

Cartis, Jennifer 

Cartwright, J.C 

Carucci, Alexandra 

Casallas, Jackie 

Casanova, Daniel 

Casella, Gina 331, 

Caseres, Steven 

Casner, Fallon 

Caspero, Alexandra 

Cassell, Kristin 

Caussin, Mike 

Cavin, Leslie 


Cawley, Paul 

Cebulski, Sarah 348, 

Ceccacci, Dana 191, 

Cecil, Annie 

Cella, Kristen 

Cercone, Dawn 

Cere, Bridget 

Cerulli, Adam 

Cestare, Katherine 

Cewe, Jennifer 

Chaale, Sophia 

Chalker, Liz 

Chamberlain, Mary 

Chami, Gabriel 

Chang, Wendy 

Chaplin, Allison 

Chapman, Jacqueline 

Chapman, Jennifer 


Charity, Marcus 

Charlesworth, Crystal.... 

Chartier, John 

Chavez, Jenn 

Cheerleading 334- 

Chen, Cynthia 

Cheney, Amanda 

Cheng, Jessica 




Cheung, Angela 197 

Cheung, Chelsea 176 

Chiaro, Christina 197 

Chilton, James 176 

Chilton, Rosalie 265 

Chin, Melissa 286 

Chirovsky, Christina 

193, 286 

Cho, Kris 22! 

Chocklett, Jessica 228 

Chopra, Sumiti 228, 269 

Chorus Classes 226 

Chow, Leah 311 

Christian, Kelly 286 

Christofakis, Anastasia... 302 

Christofakis, Stacy 303 

Christopher, Ashley 198 

Chu, Alrich 342 

Chudoba, Alex 363 

Chukwu, Muso 257 

Chupein, Rachel 349 

Chupka, Michael 344 

Church, Lindsay 160, 276 

Cianella, Brian 285 

Cinemuse 26! 

Cipicchio, Aimee 


Cipollo, Beth 26! 

Cipperly, Megan 3 1 1 

Circle K 262 

Claflin, Charlotte 26! 

Clark, Ashley 198, 303 

Clark, Cameron 176, 302 

Clark, Crystal 198 

Clark, Katherine 250 

Clark, Meagan 228 

Clark, Rachael 244 

Clark, Travis 160 

Clarke, Chris 342 

Clarke, Elizabeth 176 

Clarkson, Genevieve 303 

Clarkson, Nathaniel 273 

Clary, Lauren 198 

Class, Cassandra 198 

Class Council 294 

Clatterbuck, Jessica 228 

Clay, Brian 324, 325 

Clickers in Class 203 

Clohan, Jenny 323 

Clous, James 176, 298 

Club Swimming 263 

Coady, Brittany 246 

Coalkey, Cathy 340 

Cobaugh, Sara 276 

Cobb, Kristine 278 

Cobban, Anna 286 

Coble, Lauren 26! 

Cochran, Cary 354 

Cochran, Katie 323 

Coffman, Jennifer 233 

Cogswell, Kate 261 

Cohen, Benjamin 228 

Cohn, Jordan 69 

Colas, Ryan 328, 337 

Colby, Sarah 249 

Cole, Callie 286 

Cole, Derek 198 

Cole, Jackie 26! 

Cole, Maleika 

54, 69, 306, 307 

Cole, S. Jordan 328 

College of Arts & Letters .... 


College of Business 174 

College of Education 190 

College of Integrated 

Science & Technology 196 

College of Visual & 

Performing Arts 220 

College Republicans 264 

Collier, Daniel 176 

Collins, Caitlin 245 

Comer, Juliana 264 

Comer, Katie 266 

Commons Day 92 

Communication Resource 

Center 169 

Conley, Liz 359 

Conley, Mary Beth 250 

Connaghan, Kyle 342 

Connors, Liz 303 

Cook, Brittany 198 

Cook, Elizabeth 74 

Cook, Jacob 319 

Cook, Jenna 114, 203 

Cook, Katherine 228 

Cook, Rachel 176 

Cook, Scott 342 

Cook, Susan 228 

Cooks, Chris 256 

Cooper, Lindsey 228 

Corbett, Erica 281, 305 

Cordingley, Mike 

176, 266, 267 

Corker, Megan 3 1 1 

Corner Bistro 193 

Cornett, Katie 33 1 

Corriere, Dana 302 

Cosse, Emily 31 1 

Costello, Megan 160 

Costen, Zach 342 

Cote, Heather 261, 290 

Cotten, Melynda 198 

Couch, Bryan 228 

Couchenour, Rachel 


Counihan, Mallory 340 

Courter, Brian 176 

Cover, Matt 99 

Cowgill, Michael 318,319 

Cox, Anna 190 

Cox, Caria 308, 309 

Cox, Geary 42 

Cox, Kiara 1 36 

Coyle, Jamie 363 

Coyner, Jo 198 

Craft, Corbin 261 

Craigue, Allison 160, 293 

Craley, Lori 160 

Cramer, Renee 307 

Crampton, Taryn 286 

Cravath, Cristen 26! 

Crawford, Justin 215 

Crawley, Diachelle 299 

Crawley, Erin 198, 300 

Creech, Bonnie 290 

Creel, Jenna 160 

Crew, Elizabeth 228, 31! 

Criscuolo, Dana 286 

Crisman, Paul 228 

Crockett, Sarah 198 

Cromwell, Beth 


Cronin, Colleen 290 

Cronin, Lynlea 320 

Crook, Meredith 246 

Crooks, Steve 342 

Cross, Chiquita 

198, 256, 262, 263 

Cross, Tiffany 33 1 

Crouch, Alan 272, 273 

Crowley, Sephanie 286 

Crutchfield, Renee 228 

CS-L 258-259 

Culbertson, Courtney 


Cullen, Casey 250 

Culligan, Kathleen 221 

Culligan, Tom 24 

Culpepper, Casey.... 228, 246 

Culver, Leigh 228 

Cummens, Taryn 215 

Cummings, Melissa 228 

Cummings, Tanner.. 328, 337 

Cunningham, Caitlin 228 

Curlett, Courtney 249 

Curtis, Pierre 354 

Cury, Mark 289 

Curzio, Bethany 303 

Cushwa, Chris 1 18 

Cushwa, Jonathan 221 

Madison Patrons 

Conlributions of $100 or more 

Mr. & Mrs. L. Wayne Kirby 
Mechanicsville, VA 

Barbara &; Bob Koster 
East Brunswick, N.J. 

Thomas & Marilyn Lowenfi'fi 
Kings Park, N.Y. 

Ronald & Linda Maurer 
Johnstown, Pa. 

Dr. Douglas and Mrs. Barbara 

Meyer, Mia, Elizabeth, Darren 


King George, Va. 

Susan J Miller ~ 

Vienna, Va. 

Bill & Darlene Milona 
Roanoke, Va. — 

Richmond, Va. 

ser PliiUijjs 

Gar & Barbara Riegler 
Rockville, Md. 

Kathy & Pat Roche 
Ashburn, Va. 

David & Crystal Rudko 
Williamsburg, Va. 

Robert & Debra Shindler 

Troy, Va. 

Edward T. & Joanne S. Stever ^ 
Falls Chucrh, Va. 

Carlos & Cynthia Teichert 
Pensacola, Fia. 

Phan Nguyen & Trang Huong Thi 
Sterling, Va. 

Jessie Welborn 
Rex, Ga. 

Dr. Jack & Diane Wilberger 
Sewickley, Pa. 

Doug Wra)' 
Tampa, Fla. 

Index ■ 387 

Custer, Kaitlin 258 

Cutchins, Kelsey 340, 341 

Cutler, Jessica 272 

Cutler, Leah 160 

Cyphers, Heather 228 

Czartsy, Mary Frances.... 254 



D'Amico, Mike 280 

D'Eramo, Carissa 43 

D'Ercole, Joanna 286 

D'Ercole, Melissa 286 

Dai, Barry 280 

Dale, Christine 228 

Dalton, Mitch 363 

Daly, Nancy 253, 381 

Dal Choi, In 137 

Damiano, Alison 250 

Damiano, Joe 288 

Dance Clubs 108-113 

Dance Theatre 265 

Daniel, Julie 160 

Daniels, Katie 257 

Daniels, Kim 289 

Daniels, Sam 342 

Danko, Danielle 246 

Dann, Tiffany 160 

Darby, Chistabelle 228 

Darby, Kristen 228 

Darcey, Brianna 282 

Dardine, Jaime 320 

Dardine, Kylee 320 

Dardozzi, Michael... 198, 246 

Darrell, Lauren 221 

Daugherty, Avery 

101, 102, 160 

Davey, Mitch 271 

Davidson, Don 324 

Davidson, Scott 324 

Davidson, Thomas.. 198, 199 

Davis, Alysia 181 

Davis, Ashley 160 

Davis, Caitlin 298 

Davis, Channing 


Davis, Corey 342 

Davis, Emily 191 

Davis, Kelly 126 


Davis, Kyle 34 

Davis, Maria 228 

Davis, Nikki 357 

Davis, Slink 270 

Davis, Whitney 299 

Davison, Ashley 246 

Davison, Hugh 19! 

Dawson, Jessie 340 

Day, Annie 326 

Day, Peter 215 

Dayton Farmers' Market 


Deal, Kaitlan 311 

Dean, Emily 277 

Dean, Ryan 342 

Dear, Whitney 198,258 

Deaver, Megan 349 

DeBacco, Christina 198 

Debs, Jenna 269 

Decardi-Nelson, Joseph 


deCourcy, Rachel 250 

DeCoursey, Theresa 263 

Degener, Geoff 319 

Deglandon, Lea 83 

DeHaven, Morgan 


Dejesus, Tessa 349 

Delia, Sarah 308 

DeLoatch, Crystal 147 

DelRiego, Kelly 286 

Delta Delta Delta. ...260-26 1 

Delta Epsilon Chi 266 

Delta Sigma Theta Sorority, 

Inc 262-263 

DeMarrais, Grace.... 362,363 

Demski, Michelle 


Denney, Amanda 198, 290 

Denucce, Heather 261 

DePasquale, Stephen 291 

DePaulo, Mike 129 

Derry, Lisa 308 

Desai, Soniya 176, 269 

DeSanto, Meghan 


DeSmedt, R.J 64,278 

Desmond, Dominic 254 

Deutinger, Amanda 261 

Devening, Erin 250 

Devesty, Zak 271 

DeVore, Tom 244 

Dews. Jeff 298 

De Laat, Robert 28, 308 

DiCarlo, Sara 339 

DiCarlo, Sarah 331, 338 

Dick, Brandon. 328, 329, 337 

Dickerso, Kristin 73 

Dickinson, Lesley 357 

DiDomenico, Sarah 228 

Dietrick, Morgan 310 

DiGirolamo, Rachel 286 

Dilbeck, Chris 228 

Dillon, James 228 

Dillon, Lauren 31 1 

Dimond, Danielle 123 

DiOrio, Brittany 311 

Disse, Jennifer 33, 308 

DiVello,Jon 364,365 

Dixit, Rachana 254 

Dixon, Craig 271 

Dixon, Jeff 271 

Dixon, Rebecca 58 

Doby, Courtney 228 

Dodt, Jessica 160 

Dohanich, Keryn 249 

Doherty, Courtney 335 

Doherty, Joe 259, 300 

Doleman, Seth 266 

Doll, Jennie 83 

Dominguez, Julia 323 

Dondero, John 271 

Donner, Barrett 326 

Donovan, Kerry 282 

Doom, Skyler 319 

Doren, Ryan 273, 300 

Dorsey, Brynn 293 

Dorsey, Maggee 300 

Dorting, Matt 304 

Dosh, Jason 342 

Doss, Laphelia 357 

Dotson, Kristen 228 

Dottin-Carter, Isaiah 342 

Douglas, Rachele 198 

Douglas, Sean 335 

Dowd, Lindsay 294, 295 

Dowling, Lizzie 247 

Downes, Katheryn 286 

Downey, Clay 363 

Downey, Meganne.. 228, 310 

Drake, John 264 

Drauszewski, Michelle 


Dreyfuss, Michael 

58, 160,269 

Driver, Heather 114 

Driver, Tim 344 

Drogus, Jennifer 290 

Druetto, Shirley 300 

Drumheller, Jaclyn 228 

Drummond, Laura 176 

Dubin, Kelly 286 

Dudkin, Missy 286 

Dudzik, Drew 342 

Duffour-Donkor, Kwaku. 

Duffy, Kyle 

Dula, Krystal 

Dunbar, Whitney 

Duncan, Linia 

95, 97, 198, 262, 263, 

Duncan, Patricia 

Dunevant, Sarah 

Dunn, Melissa 

Dunn, Robert 

Dunster, Kylie 

Dunston, Kara 

Dupra, Lyanne 

Durant, Vanessa 

Durden, Jeff 

Dure, Matthew 

Durning, Jim 

Durrett, Meghan 

Duston, Stephanie 

DuVal, Rachel 310 

DuVal, Sam 

Dvoryak, Stacey 

Dwyer, Laura 

Dyson, Evan 





Eakin, Jenny 340 

Early, Matthew 228 

Eason, Vernon 342 

Eastman, Kristen 39 

Ebaugh, Travis 319 

Eccles, Carly 40, 258 

Echols, Julia 139 

Eckel, Maggie 246 

Eddy, Catelyn 344 

Edmonds, Ulrick 342 

Edmunds, Charles 176 

Edwards, Clay 364 

Edwards, Dana 198, 289 

Edwards, Kim 286 

Edwards, Rebecca 22! 

Egan, Annelise 265 

Egan, Bryan 160 

Egbert, Laura 254 

Eickel, Brandon 

....59, 133, 139,295,296,297 

Eickson, Resa 83 

Eifler, Anthony 266 

Eiler, Travis 360 

Eisenhart, Jenna 250, 265 

Eisenhauer, Rebecca 331 

Elder, Ashley 310 

Elgin, Jessi 81,285 

Elkins, Kevin 286 

Ellerbe, LaTrice 228,281 

Ellerbe, LaVonne 330, 331 

Elliker, Kevin 228, 290 

Ellis, Christopher 51, 245 

Ellis, Elizabeth 265 

Ellis, Jeff 298 

Elstro, Ashley 288,295 

Elza, Angel 228 

Emery, Dave 324 

Engan, Kyle 198 

Engler, Samantha 57, 176 

English, Gary 286 

English, Rani 281 

Enokida, Stephen 228 

Equestrian Club 264-265 

Erb, Megan 311 

Ericson, Dana 160 

Erkenbrack, Kristina 290 

Erwin, Ben 

139, 176,290,304,305 

Esbenshade, Lorelei 


Eschenroeder, Becky 149 

Esquivel, Craig 246 

Estock, Carly 160 

Eta Sigma Gamma 267 

Ethridge, Young 198 

Evans, Amy 191 

Evans, Claire 3! I 

Evans, Melissa 246 

Evans, Steven 363 

Evans, Wes 272 

Eves, Katherine 303 

Ewell, Natalie 201, 349 

Exit 245 245-267 

Eye, Josh 319 

Eye, Whitney 323 


Fabiano, Cristina 176 

Facilities Planning and 

Management 204 

Facinelii, Lisa 23 

Fads 102-105 

Fall in Harrisonburg 84-89 

Fame, Rachel Beth 270 

Family Weekend 76-81 

Fanning, Nikki 310 

Fano, Emily 3! I 

Farina, Ashley 265 

Farley, Trisha 295,296 

Farrill, Dana 258 

Farris,John 81,276,277 

Fashion Design Club 268 

Fassell, Ashley 176 

Fatig, Kaitlynn 250 

Faulds, Erin 250 

Favin, Jenna 302 

Favin, Laura 201 

Fawley, Will 261 

Feather, Beth 363 

Federico, Robert 360 

Federwisch, Tory 264 

Feel Your Boobies 185 

Feild, Anne 261 

Feldman, Sara 145 

Felix, Shameena 357 

Felts, Meredith 323 

Fencing Club 268-269 

Fencing Team 358 

Fenerty, Caitlin 250 

Fenner, Maurice 342 

Fenner, Nicole 35 1 

Fennig, Ashley 176 

Fenno, Laura ...228, 264, 273 

Ferber, Oliva 249 

Fernandez, Jamie 250 

Ferrara, Eric 201 

Ferraro, Kathleen 265 

Ferraro, Nicole 294, 295 

Ferree, Elizabeth 246 

Ferrin, Kenta... 125, 290, 29! 
Ferrufino, Cynthia ..228, 275 

Feulner, Stephanie 228 

Fiala, Rainer 328 

Fields, Ailie 311 

Field Hockey 340-341 

Figueroa, Danielle 265 

Finch, Erin 231 

Finch, Katie 250 

Finch, Katrina 270 

Finch, Pat 364 

Finch, Patrick 365 

Finch, Phil 254 

Finger, Susanna 179 

Fink, Kendra 121,200 

Fink, Rachele 286 

Finkelstein, Craig 160 

Finney, Timothy 231 

Fiocchi, Cait 33! 

Fiore, Dana 254 

Firnhaber, Eric 126 

Fisher, Alyssa 23! 

Fisher, Amy 13 

Fisher, Kelly 254 

Fitzgerald, Ashley 249 

Fitzgerald, Daniel 278 

FitzGerald, Katie 160, 381 

Fitzgerald, Monica 273 

Fitzgerald, Tameka 334 

Fitzgibbon, Abby 300 

Fitzpatrick, Caitlin 300 

Fitzpatrick, Don 280 

Fitzpatrick, Jordyn 3 1 1 

Flanagan, Katie 160 

Flanagan, Kristen 267 

Fletcher, Emily 201 

Fletcher, Emma 31 1 

Fletcher, Mike 261 

Flint, Erin 246 

Floersh, Katie 286 

Flood, Georgette 201 

Flood, Rachael 67,278 

Flook, Bobby 266 

Flook, Elizabeth 20! 

Flores, Allison 163 

Floyd, Abigail 179 

Flynn, Jennie 260 

Flynn, Keely 56 

Flynn, Morgan 20! 

Fobi-Agyeman, Nana 357 

Foehrkolb, Michael 302 

Fogel, Joseph 23 1 

Fogel, Kristin 250 

Foley, Katie 250 

Foley, Maggie 265 

Football 342-343 

Foote, Andrea 83, 22! 

Forbes, Megan 330 

Ford, Adam 342 

Ford, Cassie 83 

Ford, Heather 311 

Ford, Maggie 246 

Ford, Maris 250 

Ford, Meaghan 311 

Forgach, Tina 339 

Forman, Ashley 163, 249 

Forrest, Jo 278 

For stater, Jacob 144 

Forth, Amanda 3 1 1 

For the Love of Colorguard. 


Foster, Aspen 


Foster, Beth 260, 261 

Foucar-Szocii, Katy 250 

Founds, Hallie 286 

Fournier, Lindsay 363 

Fowler, Danielle 261 

Fowler, Josh 362,363 

Fox, Debbie 258 

-Diamond F. 

Cimlrihii/miis ofS'yO - $HHI 

Robert & Susan Baldassari 
Vienna, Va. 

Lina & William Alcide 
New Hyde Park, N.Y. 

Mr. & Mrs. Brian F. Alles 

Westminster, Md. 

George & Susan Baltimore 
Ashburn, Va. 

Don & Angela Barber 
Riva, Md. 

Barry & Deborah Barnard 
Manassas, Va. 

Jim & Teri Baskerville 
McLean, Va. 

Sandy & Larry Brody 
Herndon, Va. 

William & JoAnne Brothers 
Poquoson, Va. 

James Y. & Barbara L. Chilton 
Grayslake, III. 

Courtney's Mama 
Dover, Del. 

Paul & Pani Crampton 
Hagerstown, Md. 

Nancy & Sid Crockett 
Wytheville, Va. 

Pasquale & Maria DeDonato 
Charlottesville, Va. 

Paul & Patricia Elstro 
Chapel Hill, N.C. 

Dr. & Mrs. Jonathan Evans 
Butler, Pa. 

Index I 389 1 

Fox, Matt 363 

Fralin, Jennifer 246 

Francisco, Ariel 256, 275 

Francisco, Melissa 201 

Frank, Shelby 163 

Franko, Denise 23! 

Franko, Hart 31! 

Franson, Lauren 258 

Franzoni, Christopher 


Fraser, Kelsey 272 

Fraser, Lindsay 250 

Fredericksen, Holly 339 

Freed, Stacy 179,229 

Freitag, Brian 362, 363 

Frempong, Michael 146 

French, Sarah 286 

Friedfeld, Sarah 163 

Friedman, Kari 246 

Friedman, Sarah 87 

Frink, Danna 33 1 

Fry, Julie 302 

Fry, Kathleen 215 

Frye, Erin 

81, 163, 249, 282, 283 

Fuchs, Natasha 321 

Fuchs, Sarah 261 

Fuhrmeister, Kim 261 

Fuller, Stacy 133,231 

Funderburk, Candace 303 

Furman, Riva 78, 250 

Furr, Nichole 191 

Fuzy, Micheal 265 

Gaddis, Leiston 23! 

Galing, Stephanie 261 

Gallagher, Carlye 3! I 

Gallagher, Julie 19! 

Gallamore, Justin 280 

Galle,John 254 

Gallerani, Robert 201 

Galliani, Jessica 201 

Gamar, Lena 249 

Gammon, Heather 311 

Gandolfo, Maria 257 

Garafalo, Ashton 3! I 

Garbee, Teresa 265 

Garber, Andrew 179 

Garcia, Ashley 261 

13901 Closing 

Garcia, Joseph 231 

Gardner, Bria 290 

Gardner, Jenn 250 

Gardner, Kristin 92 

Garfield, Allison 26! 

Garfield, Chelsea ....201, 340 

Garig, Corey 300 

Garland, David 261, 308 

Garner, Brett 319 

Garretson, Eleanor 


Garrett, Krystal 282 

Garrity, Amber 

95, 163,290,291 

Gartzke, Catherine 251 

Gateau, Jackie 320 

Gatesman, Chris 66 

Gaughen, Alyssa 287 

Gay, Patrick 201 

Gay? Fine by me 64-67 

Gearhart, Courtney 23! 

Geary, Kara 246 

Geary, Ryan 20! 

Gedney, Kathryn 221, 272 

Gee, Whitney 311 

Geisser, Marisa 31 1 

Gellenthien, Braden 317 

Genco, Stephanie.... 163, 296 

Gendreau, Suzanne 


Gennari, Christina 363 

Gennaro, Christopher.... 201 

Genota, Jeff 255 

Gentile, John 162 

Gentry, Tiara 


George, Amber Cathlyn 


George, Josh 342 

George, Katie 322, 323 

Gerald, Anne 3! I 

Gerg, Zach 278 

Gerlach.Joel 278 

Gerloff, Meg 211 

Germain, Kim 349 

Gerrity, Alana 288 

Gerrity, Mike 271 

Getts, Matthew 231, 269 

Ghant, Walt 258 

Ghee, Bryan 201 

Giammittorio, Stephanie.. 45 

Giampa, Jessie 163, 286 

Gibbons, Lindsey 276 

Gibson, Andrew 299 

Gidwani, Jessica 201 

Giffuni, Kerry 360 

Gijzel, Darinde 231, 270 

Gilbert, Kristin 231, 273 

Gill, Anne 250 

Gillenwater, Kyle 342 

Giller-Leinwohl, Ari 23! 

Gillespie, Mike 288 

Ginish, Laura 363 

Gionfriddo, Anna Louise 


Giordano, Cory 290 

Giordano, Philip 


Giudice, John 179, 300 

Glasgow, Lauralee 3! I 

Glenn, Suzetta 137 

Glennon, Corrie 31 1 

Gliesing, Julie 302 

Globig, Katie 363 

Glover, Amanda 300 

Gnong, Erika 163 

Goddard, Jessica 196 

Godwin, Katherine 


Godwin, Natalie 23! 

Goff, Ally 26! 

Goff, Derek 23! 

Goff, Matt 342 

Goggin, Corey 140, 163 

Goldberg, Jordan 27! 

Goldberg, Simon 27! 

Goldman, Rebekah 290 

Goldsmith, Renee 

106, 112,201,281, 368 

Golf 344-345 

Gonzalo, Derrick 23! 

Gooden, Paul 344 

Gooding, Laura 270 

Goodman, Brian 

163, 254, 278 

Goodman, Carly 249 

Goodson, Dani 258 

Goodspeed, David 280 

Goodwillie, Ashton 363 

Goodwin, Taryn 191 

Goodwyn, Laura 27, 29 

Gordon, Alynn 231 

Gordon, Robert 261 

Gore, Andrew 101 

Goryuk, Alex 201, 248 

Gottlieb, Rachel 246 

Gould, Allison 363 

Gracey, Patrick 49 

Graff, Robyn 290 

Graham, Aaron 280 

Graham, Bryan 300 

Graham, Lauren 326, 327 

Graham, Millie 201 

Gramstad, Erika 277 

Grandon, Maggie 88 

Grant, Daniel 133, 360 

Grant, Katelyn 


Grant, Meghan 249 

Grasmick, Caitlin 286 

Grathwol, Kellie 179 

Grathwol, Kristen....20l, 215 

Gravely, Stacy 231 

Graves, Stephanie 26! 

Gray, Chris 208 

Gray, Stevie 20! 

Greek Sing 39 

Greek Week 34-39 

Green, Daniel 344 

Green, Marley 308 

Green, Samantha 250 

Greenlee, Ariel 26! 

Greer, Kelly 


Gregory, Christina 


Greshock, Jedd 316 

Griffin, BJ 266 

Griffin, Gerren 342 

Griffin, Kim 320, 321 

Griffin, Ryan 256 

Griffin, Tiffany 263 

Griffing, Elizabeth 231 

Griffith, Whitney 289 

Grim, Noel 286 

Grindle, Lauren 201, 311 

Grizzard, Chesney 

202, 274. 288, 289 

Groenburg, Cate 87 

Groover, Jessi 287 

Groseclose, Rachael 

163,253, 303, 380 

Gross, Christine 23! 

Grosser, Corinne 285 

Group Fitness 120-123 

Grubb, Lynn 273 

Guarascio, Tricialyn 286 

Guenthner, Claire... 231, 284 

Guild, Jaime 286 

Guinan, Kelly 258 

Guinta, Allison 303 

Gulick, Travis 104 

Gullickson, John 263 

Gundrum, Jewels 163, 38! 

Gunerman, Erika 360 

Gunther, Devin 286 

Gunther, Stephen 364 

Gural, Stefan 281 

Gurman, Jenny 88 

Gurney, Alyssa 202 

Gurung, Mina 294, 295 

Gustafson, Megan 202 

Guthrie, Amber 29 

Gutierrez, Claudia 269 

Gutshall, Ashley 23 1 

Gutshall, Chelsea 231 

Guy, Maggie 261 

Guzman, Meredith 231 

Gwaltney, Chris 271 

Gwinn, Sara 246 

Gyamfi, Victor 23! 

Gymnastics 360-36! 

Gyselings, Sarah 250 


Ha, Julie 304 

Ha, Linda 304 

Haag, Lindsay 202 

Haas, Brittany 231 

Haas, Stephanie 300 

Hackemeyer, Hope 298 

Haenlein, Pete 68, 81, 285 

Haer, Masor 286 

Hagen, Sarah 3 1 1 

Haggerty, Katie 249 

Hahn, Adam 27! 

Haines, Emily 23! 

Halberstadt, Kristin 26! 

Halbert, Nicole 269 

Hale, Nathan 357 

Hall, Ashleigh 202 

Hall. John 300 

Hall, Monique 299 

Hall, Roger 220 

Hall, Tim 277 

Haller, Emily 302,320 

Halls, Allyson 35! 

Halnon, Christopher 215 

Hamilton, Carol 177 

Hamilton, Paris 256 

Hamlin, Kristen 23! 

Hammer, Rachel 249 

Hampton, Ashley 246 

Hamrick, Ashley 163, 272 

Hamzeh, Anthony 137 

Hancock, Kati 23! 

Hancock, Kimberly 23! 

Hancock, Melyssa 31! 

Handley, Donna 163 

Haney, Rachael 284 

Hang, Betsy 288 

Hanger, Brittany 254 

Hanley, Kaitlin 286 

Hanner, Joy 247 

Hanner, Virginia 19! 

Hanner, Whitney 23! 

Hansen, Brian 254 

Haq, Nazli 23! 

Hardie, Brent.. 179, !82, 288 

Hardiman, Foster 308 

Hardman, Stephanie 

87, 203, 253, 38! 

Hardy, Jenafer !63 

Hargis, Valerie 108, 300 

Harmon, Haley 23! 

Harmon, Lindsay 23! 

Harmon, Megan 202 

Harp, Gina 245, 256 

Harper, Abby 286 

Harper, Kathleen 3 1 ! 

Harriman, Lindsey 290 

Harris, Amanda 19! 

Harris, Anne 246 

Harris, Breighana 231, 28! 

Harris, Devon 264, 308 

Harris, Jennifer 357 

Harris, Jeremy 289 

Harris, Justin 299 

Harris, Kristy 23! 

Harris, Lindsay 265 

Harris, Meredith !63 

Harris, Rachel 19! 

Harris, Rich 258 

Harrison, Caitlin 3! ! 

Harrison, Chelsea 3! ! 

Harrison, Gil 254 

Harrison, Meredyth 3!! 

Harrison, Shawn 25! 

Harrison, Tara 272 

Harsche, Sarah 246 

Hart, Elly 360 

Hart, Rhiannon 202 

Hartigan, Caitlin 179 

Hartley, Brittany 286 

Hartman, Holly 231 

Harvell, Jessica 277 

Harvell, Lora 202,284 

Harvey, Cassandra 275 

Harvey, Claire 274 

Harvey, Melinda 


Hasbrouck, Jessica 287 

Hasbrouck, Rebecca 286 

Hastedt, Glenn 58 

Hatcher, Rachel 250,25! 

Hauck, Amanda 363 

Hauf, Meredith 31! 

Haugan, Greg 308 

Hawksby, Nicole 163 

Hawse, Claire 3 1 1 

Hawthorn, William 328 

Hay, Candace 290 

Hayden, Adrienne 31 ! 

Hayes, Drew 118 

Hayes, Justin 271 

Hayes, Karen 250, 3! I 

Hayes, Kellie 250 

Hayes, Meagan 344 

Haymore, Josh 342 

Hays, Mary 250 

Haywood, Marcus 342 

Hazlegrove, Casey 31! 

Healy, McKenzie 31 ! 

Hedderich, Krista 202 

Hefty, Laura 249 

Heil, Meghan 363 

Heimall, Blake 271 

Hein, Ben 300 

Heine, Lyndsey 360 

Heiner, John 266 

Heintz, Stephanie 286 

Heiser, Maria !79 

Held, Mike 278 

Hellmuth, Emily 339 

Henderson, Anna 231 

Henderson, Courtney ....265 

Henderson, Glenn 300 

Hendricks, Adam !79 

Hendrickson, Tommy 290 

Hensley, Justin 280 

Hepler, Tara 231,253,38! 

Herland, Tessa 163 

Hernandez, Andrea 

85, 106,286 

Herrada, Vanessa 286 

Hersch, Chelsea 308 

Hertz, Laura 349 

Hester, Jack 280 

Hetland, Heather 179 

Heubach, Kate 260 

Heyman, Allie 250 

Hickey. Katie 282,283 

Hicks, Reggie 342 

Higgins, Laura 202, 267 

Higgins, Tara 286 

Hildebrand, Steven 23! 

Hill, David 342 

Hill, Jessica 286 

Hill, Lauren 268 

Hill, Ralph 231,270 

Hill, T.J 270 

Hillman, Amy 289 

Hilton, Matt 354 

Hilton-Aragon, Selena ....200 

Diamond PatrohS 

Cunlrilmiiims nj SV) - SIIKI 

N. Kinjrslovvii, R.I. 

Yorklown, Va. 

VVcslci'villc, Ohio 

Ni( k ii: Dianiia Gcllas 
Midlothian, Va. 

I'liihp (). (iiorclano 
.Scwcli, N.J. 

Taylor & Bclsy Hay 
Ri(l,u;efiekl, Conn. 

Frank & CJail Higgins 
Covington, Va. 

John & Tammy Higgins 
Avon, Conn. 

Cul|3cpcr, Va. 

Gres'-orv |; 

VVallinsilbrd, Cxjnn. 

Blue Ridge, Va. 

Rliss& Joanne Kesler 
Durham, N.C. 

Rarrie & Steve Kimball 
Baltimore, Md. 

Brad & Kim l.aFoliette 
Yoi-k, Pa. 

Ml-. & Mis. Laiiw 
Stcrlinii;, Va. 

Index 1391 

Himewright, Matthew.... 128 

Hindman, Leslie 231 

Mines, Laurie 33 1 

Hinton, Forrest 278 

Hinton, Laura 163 

Hiteshew, Lindsey 202 

Ho, Thang 364 

Hoar, Philomena 179 

Hobson, Erin 250 

Hochi<eppel, Beth 229 

Hochkeppel, Elizabeth.... 221 

Hockenberry, Rachel 303 

Hodges, Katelyn 263 

Hoffler, Heather 360 

Hoffman, Claire 202 

Hoffman, Kyle 294 

Hoffman, Lauren 261 

Hoffman, Molly 270 

Hoffmann, Sara 179 

Hoke, Sara 265 

Holben, Andrew 316 

Holbert, Derrick 360 

Holcombe, Janis 

142, 163,303 

Holden, Andrea 163 

Holdner, Elizabeth 231 

Holena, Elizabeth 163 

Holiday Celebrations 

Around the World 134 

Holiday Season 134-139 

Holley, Bethany 231 

Hollister, Macon 


Holloman, Eugene 342 

Holloway, John 364 

Holman, Cassie 286 

Holman, Ryan 26! 

Holroyd, Bridget 265 

Homecoming 90-97 

Hon, Sunny 381 

Hoogland, Rebecca..33l, 339 

Hooper, Lyndsay 261, 268 

Hoover, Molly 311 

Hopkins, Brenton 163 

Hoppmann, Eric 298 

Horacek, Tatiana 191 

Horn, Sam 328,337 

Horning, Jessica 202 

Hornstein-St. Claire, Jillian... 


Horsley,J. Alex 202 

Horst, Shawn 364 

Horton. Phil 178 

Hostetler, Anya 122 

Houck, Kurt 319 

Houff, Katie 231,265 

Houtz, Rebecca 286 

Hovanic, Meghan 231 

Howard, Caitlin 257, 286 

Howard, Sam 272 

Howden, Ian 308 

Howell, Claire 277 

Hoyle, Meredith 179,245 

Hoyt, Jennifer 164 

Hrabec, Becca 287 

Hrabec, Rebecca 286 

Hsu, Anna 124 

Hubbard, Kristin 232 

Huchison, Kyle 266 

Hudgens, Laura 238, 284 

Hudson, Mike 308 

Hudson, Sarah 232 

Hughes, Justin 342 

Hughes, Megan 265 

Hughes, Meredith 179 

Hughes, Michael 294 

Hughes, Morgan 232, 265 

Hulse, Christine 300 

Humbert, Dana 263, 302 

Hummel, William 280 

Hummer, Meghan 246 

Hunger Banquet 40-41 

Hunt, Kathleen 164,286 

Hunter, Ashley 164 

Hurdle, Kyndell 286 

Hurst, Leigh 185 

Hussey, Heather 261 

Hussey, Jessica 202, 349 

Hutchens, Josh 364 

Hutchins, Katherine 221 

Hutchins, Lexi 295 

Hutchins, Rachel 272 

Hutchison, Brian 202 

Huynh, Monique 288 

Hynes, Erin 360 

Hyson, Katie 246 

larrobino, Michael 179 

llliano, Maria 289 

Infeld, Lori 278 

Inge, Emiliy 232 

Inge, Katherine 215 

Inge, Rachel 232 

Interfraternity Council 


International Partnership for 

La Gonave 217 

International Student 

Association 269 

International Week 70-75 

Into Hymn 274-275 

lorgulescu, Alina 179 

Irby, Kevin 226 

Irby, Sarah 232 

Irvin, Eddie Cain 

54, 57, 230 

Irwin, Bryn 265 

Ishee, Angela 202 

Itam, Jason 266 

Ives, Alison 34 

Izatt, Megan 164 


Jackson, Jeremy 270 

Jackson, Sarah 293 

Jacobs. Jeff 364 

Jacobs, Juli 26! 

Jacobsen, Dana 300 

Jacobsen, Patty 270, 271 

Jacques. Joelle 287 

Jalloh, Abdulai 354 

James, Brian 290 

James, Courtney 164 

James, Emily 270 

James, Juwann 354, 355 

Jankura, Krisztina 287 

Janney, Philip 244 

Janocha, Jenna 232, 246 

Jaramillo, Nicolas 256 

Jaramillo, Oscar 295 

Jarman, Lindsay 246 

Jarufe, Sasha 246 

Jarvis, Alex 232 

Jarvis, Brantley 293 

Jaworski, Amanda 270 

Jaworski, Lindsay 270 

Jefferies, Becky 279 

Jefferies, Cassie 310 

Jeffers. Lisa 303 

Jeffrey. David 240 

Jeffries, Tamika 


Jenkins, Justin 202 

Jenkins, Macie 286 

Jenkins, Nikki 


ennings, Lisa 246 

ennings, Meghan 286 

ensen, Lauren 286 

espersen, Kirsti 30! 

essee, Emily 250 

essee, Sarah 164 

hanjee, Kunal 232 

illson, Kyle 288 

immy's Mad Jam 48 

jMubilee 24-25 

MU Breakdancing 270 

obe, Jacob 202 

ohannes, Sarah 261, 290 

ohnson, Amanda 310 

ohnson, Callie 298 

ohnson, Chris 319 

ohnson, Craig 298 

ohnson, Emily 261 

ohnson, Erin....270, 271, 293 

ohnson, Garrett 26! 

ohnson, Jeremy 278 

ohnson, John 293 

ohnson, Katie 265 

ohnson, Kristen 266 

ohnson, LaTasha 179 

ohnson, Layne 296 

ohnson, Marilou 240 

ohnson, Megan 


ohnson, Pete 342 

ohnson, Shelton 342 

ohnson, Stephanie 191 

ohnson. Tiffany 298, 299 

ohnston, Jessica 

68, 125,270 

ones. Allyson 244 

ones, Ashton 282 

ones, Brittany 179 

ones, David 170 

ones, Elizabeth 164 

ones, Jeremy 246 

ones, Jessica ....191. 272, 295 

ones. Josh 288 

ones, Julie 109 

ones, Lauren 265 

ones. Matt 342 

ones, William 232 

opiing, Timmy 269 

opiing, Timothy 269 

ordan, Akeem 342, 343 

ordan, Ancha 

244, 245, 256, 305 

oyner, Christina 265 

udge, Amanda 285 

ulien. Corky 348, 349 

13921 Closing 

Jurd, Lauren 286 

Jurich, Daniel 261 


Kakar, Amit 290 

Kale, Nick 317 

Kaltenborn, John 354 

Kammar, Lindsay 249 

Kane, Chris 244 

Kane, Dan 290 

Kappa Alpha Order 271 

Kappa Kappa Psi 272 

Karamessinis, Rachel 31! 

Karlick, Melissa 179 

Karlin, Eve 265 

Karr, Laura 3! I 

Kasza, Gerard 304 

Katona, Spencer 328 

Kattula, Theresa 

164,253,274, 38! 

Kauffman, Abby 286,287 

Kaufman, Meredith 170 

Kaufmann, David 202 

Kaur, Parmjeet 74, 300 

Kaylid, Trevor 3 1 9 

Kays, Evan 328 

Keane, Mike 309 

Keating, Shannon 164 

Keel, Allison 362,363 

Keeler, Julie 202 

Keener, Dean 354 

Keinz, Kristin 285 

Keith, Mike 51,78 

Keller, Kristen 232 

Keller, Sarah 311 

Kelley, Megan 202 

Kelley, Parker 232 

Kelly, Brooke 246 

Kelly, Elizabeth 215 

Kelly, Megan 285 

Kelly, Mike 354 

Kenlon, William 164 

Kennedy, Brian 179 

Kennedy, Kate 261 

Kennedy, Megan 263 

Kennedy, Tyler 179, 245 

Kenney, Trae 342 

Keough, Paula 232 

Kern, Westley 232 

Kernodle, Shea 280 

Kerns, Amanda 266 

Kershteyn, Mariana 202 

Kesler, Amy 164 

Khoor, Anna 326 

Kibler, Jonny 363 

Kidd, Chelsea 310 

Kidd, Kevin 199 

KidsKlub 273 

Kierce, Megan 300 

Kifle, Tsegereda 202 

Kildall, Jenessa 


Kilgore, Kari ... 140, 205, 265 

Kim, Alex 300 

Kim, Bobby 266 

Kim, Brian 308 

Kim, Doyeon 179, 269 

Kim, Esther 164 

Kim, Gloria 22! 

Kim, Hyerin 232 

Kim, Richard 270 

Kim, Tiffany 81,277 

Kimball, Beth 129 

Kimball, Elizabeth 205 

Kimberly, Morgan 320 

Kimmey, Lauren 

232, 246, 260 

Kinard, Jeffrey 164 

Kindig, Katie 53, 164,249 

King, Chiquita 


King, Emily 309 

King, Kayleigh 286,287 

King, Livvy 320 

King, Sherry 76 

King, Stephanie 232, 247 

King, Tara 340 

King Jr., Charles W. 240 

Kinney, Tamara 261 

Kinsey, Jen 3 1 1 

Kipling, Lesley 237 

Kirby, Kristen 164 

Kircher, Lindsey 3 1 1 

Kirk, Amber 322,323 

Kirshenbaum, Eric 125 

Kirtley, Samuel 232 

Kiselak, Emily 288 

Kitts, Kameryn 290 

Kitts, Kati 164, 381 

Klamut, Carrie 289 

Klassen, Lisa 246 

Klein, Kathryn 205 

Klein, Matthew 180 

Kline, Jake 295 

Kline, Kristina 331 

Klingler, Maureen 340 

Klocek, Catherine 191 

Klotz, Joshua 363 

Kluesner, Joe 342 

Kneale, Jenny 282 

Knear, Benjamin 205, 248 

Kneemiller, Meghan 331 

Kneisley, Jeff 278 

Knight, Ben 328, 337 

Knight, Brittany 303 

Knight, Jason 232 

Knight, Vanessa 300 

Knighton, Allison 


Knott, Kyle 363 

Knowles, Stephanie 265 

Koch, Sarah 164,290 

Kohler, Brenton 232, 269 

Kohlhepp, Ashley 164 

Kohos, Emalee 33 1 

Kolar, Kelley 246 

Konova, Anna 3 1 1 

Koptish, Megan 31! 

Korman, Anna 298, 303 

Korman, Sarah 298 

Kornblatt, Shari 296 

Koruturk, Selcuk 28! 

Koschak, Christina 200 

Kotlyar, Bella 288 

Koucheravy, Elizabeth 307 

Kov^alski, Natalie 50 

Kowalsky, Neal 22! 

Kozachuk, Valerie 286 

Kramer, Lisa 250, 290 

Kramer, Robert 

272, 273, 304, 309 

Kranis, Teddy 328 

Kraska, Ryan 164 

Krauss, Jenna 290 

Kray, Michael 12 

Kreft, Casey 164 

Kresslein, Dawn 119 

Kretschmer, Kyle 215 

Kriesten, Brooke 180 

Kronstain, John 54, 230 

Kropf, Catherine 191 

Krueger, Jennifer 360 

Krueger, Joshua 215 

Krzastek, Ryan 298 

Kuelz, Elliott 232 

Kuhland,Jeff 328 

Kuhn, Jason 319 

Kuhr, Mandy 278 

Kulbacki, Kellen 318,319 

Kulp, Sarah 205 

Kulsar, Steven.. 287, 289, 290 

Kurecki, Jackie 273 

Kurecki, Jacqueline 


Kurland, Asa 27! 

Diamond Patrons 

Cunlribiilioiis uf$VI - $100 

Timothy A. & Barbara M. Lcdloid 
Glen Allen, Va. 

Joe & Nita Lee 
Norfolk, Va. 

Drs. Ban & Susan LoPresti 
Smithfield, Va. 

Chris & Mary Ellen McCoy 
Yorktown, Va. 

Mr. & Mrs. Frank P. McCrawJr. 
Manassas, Va. 

Peter & Eva McHale 
Ringoes, N.J. 

Mr. & Mrs. Kevin C. Miller 
Catharpin, Va. 

Mr. & Mrs. Frank E. Mullen 
North Easton, Mass. 

Teri & Bruce Murrell 
Stony Brook, N.Y. 

Harry & Judi Orell 
Beaverdam, Va. 

John W. Parker, III & 
Lisa M. Parker 
Nokesville, Va. 

Donna A. Pasqua 
Timonium, Md. 

Dr. & Mrs. Andrew Pepin, Jr. 
Great Falls, Va. 

Erin Poppe 
Oak Hill, Va. 

George D. & Paige Roach 
Scottsvilie, Va. 

Donald & Caroline Roberson 
New Market, Md. 

Kurtz, Courtney 3 1 1 

Kuzma, Caitlin 261 

Kwiatkowski, Karen 181 

Kwon, Marcela 205 

Laarz.Jeff 205 

Laarz, Linda 232, 300 

Lacanlale, Daezel 304 

Lachance, Rachel 205 

Lackey, Stephen 207, 288 

Lacko, Hannah 250 

Lacquement, Alex 232 

Lacrossee 320-32! 

Lacy, Beth 110,269, 300 

Lagares, Ivan 364 

Lagos, Elena 286 

LaGravenese, Drew 221 

Lake, Joe 319 

Lakutina, Sveta 70 

Lally, Kim 311 

Lam, Jennifer 232 

Lam, Thanh 287 

Lamb, Libby 300 

Lambda Pi Eta 274 

Lamber, Erica 270 

Lambert, Erica 


Lamie, Laura 232 

Lamm, Shannon 84 

Lampley, Lewis 354 

Landers, Randy 342 

Landi, Katherine 44 

Landing, Krista 323 

Landis, Jessica 295 

Lands, Bradley 304 

Lane, Chandra 260 

Lane, Eric 264 

Lange, Elizabeth 265 

Langhorne, Emily 308 

Lantz, Erich 191 

Lanzetta, Cara 286 

Lapera, Christine 180 

Lapetina, Brandon 204 

LaPointe, Christine 191 

LaPrade, Sarah 1 15 

Laris, Stephanie 286 

Larkin, Conor 271 

Larkin,John 298 

Larkin, Kristin 31 1 

3941 Closing 

Larson, Tina 249 

Lasko, Bobby 319 

LaSpada, Christopher 180 

Latchford, Amy 311 

Latino Student Alliance .. 275 

Lau, Dianna 75, 250 

Lauderdale, Evan 287 

Laufer, Marisa 286 

Lawler, Cailyn 3 1 1 

Lawler, Marita 244 

Lawrence, Bethany 180 

Lawrence, Jasmin 357 

Lawson, Alena 303 

Lawson, Jamee 205 

Laychak, Heather 192 

Layman, Laura 284, 285 

Lazur, Monica 205, 250 

Leberflnger, Ashley 339 

Ledebuhr, Rachel 272 

Ledebuhr, Rebecca 99 

Lee, Adam 205,280 

Lee, Brandon 300, 301 

Lee, Brittany 250 

Lee, Christina 278 

Lee, Donna 360 

Lee, Jemie 192 

Lee, Jerrine 205, 282 

Lee, Jessica 363 

Lee, Nicole 232,269 

Leeolou, Ryan 271 

Legler, Bridget 164 

Leib, Lynsey 250 

Leibel, Emily 180 

Leichtman, Logan 308 

Leigh, Francesca 299 

Lemn, Scott 342 

LeMunyon, Mark 215 

Leon, Pamela 180 

Leopold, Lauren 164 

Lerman, Jessica 87 

Lesperance, Bayley 250 

Lesser, Matthew 205 

Letnaunchyn, Matt 293 

Leveille, Matt 296 

Levo, Hoang-Anh 304 

Lewis, Anna 105 

Lewis, Chris 271 

Lewis, Jessi 261 

Lewis, Jessie 232 

Lewis, Johanna 282, 283 

Lewis, Lauren 232 

Lewus, Anna 192 

LeZotte, Tony 342 

Li, Brian 304 

Libbares, David 180 

Libby, Charlotte Lynn 257 

Lifland,Jen 246 

Liggett, Kat 286 

Lin, Alvin 232 

Lindenfelser, Heidi 3 1 1 

Lipovsky, Katherine 


Liss, Jessica 310 

Liss, Morgan 360 

Little, Allison 286 

Little, John 137 

Litton, Amanda 265 

Livesy, Mike 300 

Lloyd-Williams, Christina 


LoCicero, John 304 

Lockhart, Katie 286 

Loe, Mary Louise 162 

Loeb, Lauren 167, 331 

Loftis, Jessica 232 

Logan, Kathryn 232 

Logan, Mark 364 

Lohrer, Melissa 3 1 1 

Loizou, James 261 

Lokitis, Sarah 265 

Lombardo, David 349 

Lombardozzi, Lauren 349 

Lombardozzi, Toni 286 

Loney, Susan 3! I 

Long, Andrea 323 

Long, Kathryn 192 

Long, Katie 246 

Long, Lindsay 280, 281 

Long, Steven 298 

Longo, Marissa 250 

Lopata, Mallory 167 

LoPresti, Margaret 126 

Lorenti, Brittany 317 

Lott, Renee 232, 33! 

Lotts, Mark 280 

Loucks, Lorinda 232 

Loughrie, Blair 3 1 1 

Love, Dylan 302, 308 

Loving, Tiffany 246 

Lovitt, Brittney 281 

Lowe, Adam 205 

Lowe, Gregory 205 

Lowe, Rebekah 232 

Lowery, Lindsey 180 

Lowery, Sara 180 

Lowman, Matt 112 

Lowman, Matthew.. 270, 300 

Lowry, Annie 349 

Lowry, Mary 250 

Low Key 276-277 

Lucas, Andy 182 

Lucas, Antoinette 340 

Lucas, Robin 244 

Luce, Brandon 364 

Lucia, Evelyn 167 

Lucia, Evelyn Lee 287, 293 

Luciano, Heather 208 

Ludka, Bonnie 129, 215 

Ludmer, Alexandra 290 

Lukianuk, Jordan 276, 277 

Lundgren, Brian 271, 273 

Lundsten, Kristen 205 

Luscombe, Sara 31 1 

Lushbaugh, Victoria 249 

Lussier, Amber 339 

Lussier, Brittany 339 

Luther, Andrew 205 

Luu, Sandy 25! 

Lyddan, Sara 311 

Lyies, Meagan 299 

Lynch, Joanna 205 

Lynch, Keri 311 

Lyne, Chase 302 

Lytle, Bob 247 


Macatangay, Cheryl 232 

Macdonald, Alison 331 

Macdonald, Bernadette.. 205 

MacDougall, Matt 319 

MacHardy, Scott 300 

MacHenry, Craig 286 

MacMinn. Brett 285 

MacNaughton, Laura 261 

MacPherson, Devon 232 

MACRoCk 30-33 

Macur, Gregory 180, 287 

Maddison, Dorothy 137 

Maddy, Rachel 193 

Madey, Lauren 232, 349 

Madey, Michelle 232 

Madison Advertising Club 


Madison Class Challenge 


Madison Cup Debate 22 

Madison Dance 277 

Madison Day Ceremony .. 22 

Madison Equality 278 

Madison Marketing 

Association 279 

Madison Motorsports 280 

Madison Week 22-23 


Madison Project, The 


Madison Review, The 301 

Magazine Production 161 

Maggitti, Lauren 261 

Maher, Kristen..54, 205, 284 

Mahoney, Erin 223 

Mailhes, Albin 167 

Main, Justin 180, 328 

Makara, Kara 205 

Makris, Martin 280,281 

Malinchak, Alison 261 

Malone, Chris 342 

Malone, Kelly 167 

Maloney, Shea 249 

Mandra, Stephanie 311 

Mangan, Kerri 288 

Manley, Jacqueline 232 

Manley, Kyle 364 

Mansfield, Patrick 284 

Mansur, Samier 58, 137 

Mantha, Ashley 344 

Manwaring, Molly-Armine.... 


Maramis, Ronaldy 290 

Maranuk, Katie 360 

Maraya, Adrianne 304 

Marcantoni, Briana 


Marcantonio, Laura 167 

Marchetti, Julia 3 1 1 

Marcucci, Elizabeth 180 

Margetich, Julie 249 

Maria, Sara De 160 

Marino, Scott 344, 345 

Marino, Stephanie ....261, 290 

Marks, Annie 263 

Marr, Sarah 320 

Marrash, Jennifer 250 

Marrow, Jacque 270 

Marshall, Alii 261 

Marshall, C.J 302 

Martell, Jennifer 167, 300 

Martin, Charlotte 274 

Martin, David 246 

Martin, Franklin 342 

Martin, Lacie 272 

Martin, Tiffany 232 

Martin, Tom 

346, 363 

Martina, Lauren 

192, 287, 288 

Martinez, Becky 308, 309 

Martinez, Dana 286 

Martinez, Nicole 3 1 1 

Martinez, Rebecca 167 

Martorana, Nicole 167 

Martyn, Emily 268 

Martz, Will 261 

Mascarenhas, Anika 


Masic, Tina 293 

Maskell, Mark 308 

Mason, Brian 232 

Mason, Ralph 180 

Massengill, Drew 


Mathews, Adam 205, 300 

Mathews, Erin 232 

Mathews, Hil 308 

Mathieu, Victoria Elizabeth 


Matkowski, Victoria 286 

Matsuura, Michelle 278 

Matthews, Clayton 342 

Matthews, Kristen 249 

Matthews, Lynsi 286 

Matthews, Mickey... 342, 343 

Mattson, Lauren 232 

Maurer, Amanda 288 

Maurone, Gina 36 

Mawn, Lauren 268 

May, Lauren 286 

May, Matthew 232 

Mayberry, Lindsey... 102, 250 

Mayer, Thalaline 205 

Mayhew, Kelly 232 

Maykoski, Teri 349 

Maynard, Russell 84 

Mayo, Adrienne 33 1 

May Graduation 42-45 

Mazon, Berna 49, 335 

McAbee, Kathryn.... 167, 264 

McAdoo, Doug 266 

McAllister, Jenny 250 

McAndrews, Ben 342 

McAndrews, Benjamin.... 205 

McAndrews, Patrick 235 

McAneny, Kristen 206 

McBee, Jazmine 235, 292 

McCaffery, Erin 250 

McCall, Elijah 342 

McCall, Shirley 356,357 

McCann, Meg 3 1 1 

McCarraher, Holly 277 

McCarter, Rockeed 342 

McCarty, Cassandra 331 

McCaulley, John 270 

McCleary, Ian.. 137,304,305 

McCloskey, Jamie 246 

McCollough, Evan 342 

McConnell, Colleen 206 

McCormack, Win 300 

McCormick, Lindsay 206 

McCormick, Meghan 290 

McCoy, Rob 319 

McDonald, Kim 193 

McDonough, Denise 229 

Mcfadden, Maggie 349 

McFaddin, Kaitlin 350,351 

McFarland,Joe 319 

McFarland, Kate 250 

McFarling, Brandon 285 

McGee, Scotty 342 

McGettigan, Michael 324 

McGhee, Danielle 287 

McGowan, Kate 286 

McGuire, Gordon 215 

McHale, Lauren 300 

McHarg, Molly 263 

Mcllwee, Jennifer 167 

Mcintosh, Li 261 

Mclntyre, Sean 284, 285 

McKaney, Allison 288 

McKay, Heather 167 

McKee, Megan 250,265 

McKelvey, Sam 117 

McKenna, Andrew 235 

McKenzie, Brooke 320 

McKim, Clay 319 

McLaren, Amy 

34, 192,246 

McNally, Michael 235 

McNamera, Kelsey 350 

McNamera, Melissa 286 

McNeer, Reagan 344 

McNichol, Kate 286 

McNutt, Veronica 25! 

McPherson, Kaitlin 22! 

McPherson, Keith 342 

McSween, Katie 180 

McVay, Lori 206 

McWilliams, Ashley 300 

Meador, Alexandra 


Meadows, Jonathan 235 

Meadow Mania 49, 51 

Meagher, Mike 364 

Medhurst, Chris 363 

Meehan, Kelly 273,284 

Meholic, Emily 246 

Meidiinger, Jennifer 192 

Meikle, Brooke 290,291 

Meisenzahl, Michael 344 

Meisenzahl, Mike 344 

Melton, Chase 292 

Melton, Michelle 253,381 

Melton, Thomas 235 

Men's Basketball 354-355 

Men's Cross Country 


Diamond Patrons 

ConlribiUions of$W - $10(1 

Jim & Colleen Robinson 
Krdcnheim, Pa. 

Sieplien & Francine Roth 
Aianta, Ga. 

Roger & Cindy Schranz 
Wilmington, Del. 

Mr. & Mrs. David Singer 
Charlotte, N.C. 

Samantha Smingier 
Ashburn, Va. 

Steve & Leslie Spencer 
Centreville, Va. 

Melissa Thompson 
Woodbridge, Va. 

Les & Fay Tinsley 
Manassas, Va. 

Capt & Mrs. Loren Tschohl 
Chesapeake, Va. 

Walter, Gloria, Jeffrey, Jennifer 
& Jasmine Turner 
Goochland, Va. 

Kate Burke Walsh 
Rockville, Md. 

Jon & Rachel Wist 
Manassas, Va. 

Kimberly & Donald Wood 
Sterling, Va. 

Ray & Diane Woods 
Collingswood, N.J. 

Martin & Helen Zoltowski 
Colts Neck, NJ. 

Index i 395 i 

Men's Soccer 346-347 

Men's Tennis 324-325 

Men's Track and Field 


Mendenhall, Chelsea 282 

Mendoza, Karol 206,275 

Mendres, Amber 250, 265 

Menoutis, Eleni 286 

Mercer, Whitney 249 

Merriam, Torri 3 1 1 

Mesfin, Sofanit 206 

Messinger, Laura 360 

Meyer, Eileen 206 

Meyer, John 342 

Meza, Diana 344, 345 

Michael, Gary 207 

Michigami, Michael 180 

MichI, Kelsey 206 

Midkiff, Daniel 289 

Mihaiko, Meagan 

61, 161, 167,260,261 

Milam, Jackie 235 

Milam, Michele 42 

Milanesi, Mike 304 

MiIinichik,Josh 342 

Miller, AN 363 

Miller, Alison 97, 192 

Miller, Joanna 250 

Miller. Kendal 248 

Miller, Mallory 249 

Miller, Mandy 349 

Miller, Mary 311 

Miller, Matthew 180 

Miller, Tina 290,291 

Miller, Travis 319 

Mills, Andrew 258 

Mills, Bree 45 

Milone, Nicole 281 

Mimken, Nicole 249 

Mimm, Karen 235,245 

Minafield, Phil 342 

Miner, Jae 129, 180 

Miner, Lauren 308 

Mink, Tiffany 56 

Minnix, James 266, 286 

Minutolo, Christine 246 

Miron, Heather 206 

Miscioscia, Lauren... 235, 250 

Misciosia, Lauren 220 

Misterka, Jason 309 

Mistretta, Katie 288 

Mitas, Kristin 167 

Mitchell, Dana 310 

Mitchell, Katelyn 288 

Mitchell, Melissa 123 

Mitchem, Megan 289 

Mitchum, Jimmy 133, 364 

13961 Closing 

Mitha, Nazia 167,254 

Mittal, Sushil 208 

Mittelman, Kayla 235, 303 

Mixon, Kelly 270 

Moats, Arthur 342 

Mock, David 206 

Modlin, James 167,283 

Mohler, Kristina 235 

Molina, David 275 

Monahan, Kristen 286 

Monck, Brian 215 

Mondy, Lauren 193 

Monroe, Brandon 342 

Monroe, Stephanie 270 

Montague, Katie 311 

Montgomery, Alexandra 


Montgomery, Elizabeth 


Monthie, Cynthia 272 

Montoya, Andrew... 235, 250 

Montpelier 100-101 

Moody, Zack 277 

Moorcones, Drew 129 

Moore, Ashley 274 

Moore, Brentney 357 

Moore, Courtney 272 

Moore, Jason 349 

Moore, Joe 363 

Moore, Laura 126 

Moore, Natalie 192, 360 

Moore, Samantha 246 

Moran, C.W. ... 328, 329, 337 

Morehouse, Adam 180 

Morel, Bethany 303 

Morey, Ann Janine 165 

Morgan, Kacie 273 

Morgan, Laura 31 1 

Morganstern, Melissa 


Moriarty, Allison 192 

Morrello, Gene 235 

Morris, Jennifer 363 

Morris, Jonelle 282 

Morris, Jonnelle 282 

Morris, Jordan 

167, 247, 300 

Morris, Megan 283 

Morrison, Erica 167 

Morsink, Kyle 347 

Morton, Jake 354 

Moss, Angelica 286 

Mothershead, Tiffany 

63,246, 311 

Moubray, Jennifer.... 192, 303 

Moyers, Justin 180 

Mozaic Dance Club 281 

Muelenaer, Morgan 192 

Mui, Christine 25! 

Muldoon, Therese .. 180, 279 

Mullins, Adriane 9, 261 

Mullins, Meryl 311 

Munford, Natalie 281 

Muniz, Emily 311 

Munson, Greg 283 

Munson, Julie 340 

Murdoch-Kitt, Laura 249 

Murphy, Allison 180 

Murphy, Brianne 206 

Murphy, Colleen 180 

Murphy, Kelly 363 

Murphy, Lauren 235, 261 

Murphy, Mary-Colleen.... 266 

Murphy, Stephanie 287 

Murray, Anne 274 

Murray, Kelsey 286 

Murray, Lynne 3 1 1 

Murrell, Kim 298 

Murrow, Hannah 95 

Musgnug, Christopher.... 286 

Mussoline, Diane 193 

Mustian, Laura 206 

Myers, Christopher 215 

Myers, James 14! 

Myers, Stephanie 6! 


Naber, PJ 363 

Nadeau, Eric 364 

Nadeau, Janelle 265 

Nadim, Khalid 74.269 

Naeher, Katie 302 

Nagle, Mickey 271 

Nance, Scott 183, 288 

Nannini, Adrianna 265 

Napier. Mary 326, 327 

Nardone, Trevor 183 

Nasery, Omar 308, 309 

National Association for the 
Advancement of Colored 

People 282 

National Society of 

Collegiate Scholars 283 

Naujelis, Brian 183 

Nauta, Jessica 235 

Naylor, Kristin 42 

Neal. Graham 254 

Neatrour, Elizabeth B 162 

Neckowitz, Alan 166 

Nee. Christopher 235 

Needle. Courtney 286 

Nehring. Kevin 319 

Nelms, Candace 331 

Nelson, AN 31! 

Nelson, Brad 29! 

Nelson, Bradley 290 

Nelson, Christina....235, 308 

Nelson. Devin 300 

Nelson. Jenna 

235, 284, 300 

Nelson, Stephanie 285 

Nematt, Salameh 208 

Nemith, Tara 235, 265 

Nesbitt, Aaron 250, 287 

Nesbitt, Greg 319 

Nesselrodt, Ashley 206 

Nettles, John 246 

Neugroschel, Rosie 286 

Nevin, John 167 

Newcomb, Jessica 310 

Newman, Charlie 342 

Newman, Kathryn 

178, 183 

Newman, Melissa 278 

New & Improv'd 280-28! 

New Art Gallery 82-83 

Nguyen, Anita 304 

Nguyen, Emerald 74 

Nguyen, Eric 304 

Nguyen, Kim 304 

Nguyen. Nhat 364 

Nice. Renee 274 

Nice-Burdon, Jordan 246 

Nicewonger, Christine 33! 

Nicosia, Blake 183 

Niere. Joanne 206 

Nightengale, Catherine .. 270 

Noa, Kim 286 

Noctor, Maggie 276 

Nolte, Jenny 282 

Noonan, Emily 183, 288 

Nordstrom, Kristin 326 

Norman, Chelsea 235 

Norman, Jessica 167, 246 

Norment, Lindsey 254 

Norris, Denny 266 

North, Rosanne 235 

Norton, Rebecca 206 

Nosal, Maria 

167,252,253, 374 

Note-oriety 282-283 

Nourayan, Vinod 269 

Novak, Jessica 263 

Novick, Pete 328 

Novick, Peter 329. 337 

Nowell, Will 342 

Nowlin, Kellie 253,381 

Nugent, Linda 298 

Nursing Student Association 


Nutrition 140 200 


O'Brien, Christine 250 

O'Brien, Kelly 264 

O'Brien, Sean 300 

O'Bryon, Rebecca 223 

O'Connell, John 

167, 308, 309 

O'Connor, Kimberly 206 

O'Connor, Kristen 31 1 

O'Donnell, Erin 302 

O'Donnell, Meghan 


O'Dowd, Katie 381 

O'Farrell, Elizabeth 167 

O'Hara, Christie 302 

O'Hara, Christine 235 

O'Keefe, Colleen 320 

O'Laughlin, Sean 235 

O'Malley, Caitlin 331,339 

O'Neil, Anne 206 

O'Neil, Kaitlin 183 

O'Neill, Chris 344 

O'Neill, Katie 250 

O'Neill, Miriam 300 

O'Neill, Sean 167 

O'Rourke, Adrienne 263 

O'Rourke, Kristen 340 

O'Sullivan, Grace 261 

0'Toole,J.M 271 

Oakey, Ashley 26! 

Oddo, Jenna 235 

Odmark, Jake 266 

Oelkers, Kelly 292 

Ogden, Luke 304, 305 

Oglesby, Teryn 135, 274 

Ogunwo, Elizabeth 

146, 245, 257, 262 

Oldfield, Lindsay 298 

Olguin, Renzo 256 

Olin, Patrick 206 

Oliver, Ashleigh 287 

Oliver, Emily 3 1 1 

Oliver, Kelley 235 

Oliver. Matthew 278 

Oliver, Michael 235 

Oliver, Victoria 288 

Oliverie, Jimmy 308 

Oltman, Nick 328, 337 

Ondira, Adam 360 

Operation Santa Claus... 134 

OrangeBand 98-99 

Orell, Harry 104, 105 

Orientation 46-51 

Orndorff, Angela 235 

Orndorff, Nichole 293 

Orokos, Nicole 3 1 1 

Orphanides, Elaina 


Osborn, Lav^rence 206 

Osotsi, Ramenga 233 

Otstot, Kate 339 

Ourednik, Dorathy 290 

Overdorff, Sarah 292 

Overtones 284-285 


Pacchiana, Jenn 3 1 

Pack, Kelsey 288 

Pack, Lauren 254 

Paeno, Joanna 246 

Page, Evin 249 

Page, Gwendolyn .... 168, 273 

Page, Patrick 270 

Pagones, Julia 246, 264 

Pahls, Katherine 310 

Painter, Tiffany 168 

Paladino, Ryan 168, 293 

Palcko, Lauren 


Palenski, Rachel 206, 284 

Palmateer, Ashley 235 

Palmer, Jonathan 300 

Panasiewicz, Michelle 26! 

Panhellenic Council 285 

Pankey, Milencia 113, 281 

Pankow, Melissa 303 

Pannucci, Lisa 168 

Papafotis, Christina 286 

Parccjen 250 

Paredes, Jeremy 

54, 168,306,307 

Parents of the Year Award 


Parham, Michael 343 

Parham, Mike 342 

Parikh, Parag 302 

Paris, Allison 339 

Park, Eugene 354 

Parker, Jonathan 183 

Parker, Justin 363 

Parker, Matt 354 

Parker, Sherry 3 1 1 

Parker, Stefanie 206 

Parkinson, Danielle 265 

Parks, John 235 

Parnham, Taylor 165 

Parrish, Katie 249 

Parrott, Andre 342 

Parrott, Katherine 3 1 1 

Parsons, Kim 360 

Parthemos, Chris 281 

Patarinski, Elena 206 

Patchett, Brad 349 

Patel, Helna 269 

Patel, Leena 269 

Patel, Nishal 269 

Patel, Yash 295 

Patrell, Jacqueline 3 1 1 

Patrick, Will 342 

Patterson, Nicole 246 

Pattie, Ashley 192 

Patullo, Kelly 79,263 

Paul, Sydney 261, 293 

Pawlo, Michael 206 

Pawlo, Mike 86 

Payne, Kelly 331,339 

Payne, Quinncee 136, 257 

Payne, Tiffany 206 

Paynter, Greg 349 

Peacock, Erin 209 

Pearce, Brittney 235, 273 

Pearce, Lisa 94 

Pearso, Kathlin 272 

Peck, Susan 209 

Pedrero, Erika Orantes.. 235 

Pelegrin, Lisa 149 

Pennisi, Katelyn 209, 267 

Pentcheva, Siana 235 

Perez, Allison 249 

Perkey, Kelsey 3 1 

Perlmutter, Evan 183 

Perron, Kyle 307 

Perry, Ashley 60, 311 

Perry, David 209 

Perry, Melissa 284 

Perry, Sarah 249 

Persica, Rachel 183 

Peshler, David 168 

Peters, Allison 31! 

Peterson, Lauren 235, 298 

Peterson, Zach 183 


Kathy & Keith Adkins 

Susan Barbash & Brian Allen 

Joseph & Michele Arelz 

Mr. & Mrs. Bill Armes 

Irawaty & Jacob F. Baker 

Don & Paula Bedner 

Lawrence & Michelle Bowling 

Randy & Cathy Br 

Davio & Kim Bryant 

The Carcich Family 

Chris & Rachel Cataldo 

Alan &Jo Ann Chiet 

P. Chinch 

a T. Church 

Kris Carlson Cook 

Spencer Lee Diamond 

Carolyn Doescher 

Index 3971 

Petri, David 300 

Petri, Sarah 265 

Petway, Joy 209 

Peyraud, Charlotte. 183, 245 

Peyser, Dave 302 

Pham, Anh 304 

Pham, Dung 304 

Pham, Thang 304 

Phelps, Roger 286 

Phillips, Amanda 308 

Phillips, Catherine... 326, 327 

Phillips, Crystal 272 

Phillips, Emily 235 

Phillips, Sarah 183,292 

Phi Mu Alpha Sinfonia 286 

Phi Sigma Pi 287 

Pick, Evan 183 

Pickeral, Anna 286 

Picknally, Brian 302 

Pierce, Brittney 168 

Pierce, John 26! 

Pierce, Shelley 249 

Pierson,Jena 350, 35! 

Pilson, William 183,245 

Pipkins, Traci 182 

Pirkle, Amanda 235 

Pitsenbarger, Rashad 256 

Pitt, Jason 302 

Pitzer, Erik 254,292,293 

Pivs'owarczyk, Katie 


Pi Sigma Epsilon 288 

Plastino, Stephen 183, 300 

Plecker, Stephany 162 

Plotz, Richelle 278 

Pluta, Ashley 235,295 

Podell, Julie 229,246 

Pohlen, Danielle 246 

Pokorny, Toni 311 

Poland, Matt 170 

Politano, August 183 

Pollard, John 168 

Pomerantz, Carrie. ..277, 281 

Pompa, Danelle 3 1 1 

Ponder, Erica 113, 281 

Pope, Beth 

96, 97, 1568, 274, 295 

Pope, Bryan 254 

Pope, Mike 342 

Popp, Rebecca 126 

Poppe, Erin 192. 303 

Poremsky, Liz 33! 

Porteous, Alex 209 

Porterfield, Hanna 35! 

Portner, Matt 304 

Posey, Joe 354 

Posey, Kaylene 235 

13981 Closing 

Pote, Tim 302 

Pote, Timothy 215 

Potler, Cassandra 235 

Poucher, Stephanie 349 

Pouliot, Danielle 286 

Powdrell, Stacey 209 

Pov^ell, Amy 229 

Pov^ell, Gretchen 238 

Powell, Marc 286 

Powell, Maria 290 

Powell, Rahmad 342 

Poyner, James 270 

Pre-Physical Therapy 

Society 289 

Preston, Kari 246 

Price, Caitlin 235 

Price, J.C 342 

Price, Jonathan 300, 30! 

Price, Nichole 31! 

Price, Sean 342 

Priest, Betsey 320 

Priest, John 183 

Priestman, Gwen 288 

Prince, Gregory 


Printz, James.... 131, 328, 337 

Pritchard, Jason 342 

Pritt, Josh 278 

Proffitt, Jacqueline 273 

Proffitt, Matthew 183 

Propst, Jessica 339 

Proske, Lauren 286 

Pruett, Laura 340, 34! 

Pruner, Laura 264 

Puckett, Paul 278,279 

Puleo, Elaine 3! I 

Pulimootil, Cherian 181 

Pumphrey, Lesie 235 

Puritz, Elizabeth 290, 291 

Purks, Tripp 95, 290 

Putker, Katrina 168 


Quinn, Alicia 183 


Rabil, David 342 

Rabinowitz, Nicole 33! 

Raeder, Christina 235 

Raeder, Natalie 249 

Ragland, Rachael 235 

Raiter, Frank 181 

Rakestraw, Natrisha 298 

Ramallo, Diego 275 

Ramirez, Christina 183 

Ramirez, Sarah 107 

Ramser, Ally 3 1 1 

Ramsey, Darrieus 342 

Ramseyer, Craig 290 

Ramseyer, Maggie 235 

Randa, Mollie 183,308 

Ransone, Margaret 235 

Rascati, Justin 342, 343 

Rascoe, Casey 33 1 

Rasner, Irina 144, 145 

Ratasiewicz, Heather 302 

Ratliff, Ian 280 

Rauch, Courtney 

78, 79, 277 

Rauh, Meredith 246 

Raus, Amanda 3! I 

Rawlett, Kaitlyn 31! 

Rawlings, Jessica 288 

Rawlings, Traise 26! 

Rawlins, Jonas 342 

Ray, Collin 168 

Ray,Jarrett 264, 301 

Ray, Kevin 209 

Ray, Leah 235 

Real, John 270 

Reams, Chad 199 

Recruitment 60-63 

Reed, Amanda 168 

Reed, Katrina 292 

Reeder, Alison 289 

Reeder, Mandi 263 

Reedy, Amanda 209 

Reese, Katie 3! I 

Reese, Stephanie 282, 299 

Reever, Sarah 288 

Regalado, Bryan 235 

Regalado-Lopez, Tomas 


Regula, Adam 273 

Rehman, Carolyn ....235, 287 

Reid, Robert D 240 

Reid, Ryan 319 

Reifinger, Eric 342 

Reimert, Missy 349 

Reinhard, Karen 209, 290 

Reiter, Bekah 35 

Reiter, Rebekah 286 

Rejzer, Courtney 263 

Remington, Courtney 340 

Remmes, Jess 349 

Rens, Ashley 286 

Reserve Officers' Training 

Corps 237 

Revetta, Renee 235, 287 

Revetta, Renee 277, 293 

Reyher, Ashley 326, 327 

Rezadoost, Jonathan 236 

Rezazad, Nooshin 250 

Rhoads, Jake 273 

Rhodey, Brooke 320 

Rice, Gregory 209 

Rice, Haley 56,236 

Richard, Drew 307 

Richard, Matthew 236 

Richards, Amber 236, 295 

Richards, Jennifer 209 

Richards, Taryn 3 1 1 

Richardson, Athena 183 

Richardson, Nancy 363 

Richmond, Jordan 279 

Richmond, Tabitha 246 

Rickman, Tammy 168 

Riddle, Sara 236 

Ridgway, Megan 293 

Riebel, Genevieve 288 

Riedel, Anthony 264, 30! 

Riegel, Jamie 303 

Riegler, Kirstin 284, 285 

Riewerts, Kim 286 

Rife, Tara 


Riggs, Brian 308 

Rigney, Shana 192 

Riley, Bethany 250, 331 

Riley, Erin 254 

Riley, Pat 319 

Ring, Nathaniel 168 

Rinker, Dave 328, 338 

Rinker, Mark 328,337 

RishelLJoe 266 

Ritchie, Angela 193 

Ritter, Elyse 236 

Rivett, Callie 249 

Roach, Krystal 342 

Robarge, Andrew 364 

Robarge, Sarah 302 

Robb-McGrath, Elaine ....288 

Robbins, Lane 

236,246,253,268, 381 

Robbins, Laura 269 

Robel, Michele 31! 

Roberson, Danielle 


Roberson, Rashonda 33! 

Roberts, Ashley 267 

Roberts, Jody 209, 246 

Robertson, Alex 246 

Robinett, Julia 286 

Robinson, Amanda 184 

Robinson, Amber 168 

Robinson, John 278 

Robinson, Julia 168, 246 

Robinson, Kelly 310 

Robinson, Kirstin 286 

Robinson, Myies 215 

Rocco, Justine 286 

Rock, Caitlin 310 

Rodgers, Kimberly...257, 278 

Rodgers, Rachel 282 

Rogers, Amanda 277 

Rogers, Jamie 204 

Rogers, Laura 50 

Rogers, Wes 236 

Rohrbacher, Kurt 209 

Rohrer, Jonathan 1 84 

Rojas, Lucia 256 

Romaniello, Gabriella 249 

Romaniello, Laura 229 

Romano, Alicia 291 

Romer, Shannon 209 

Ron Jeremy 68, 69 

Roodhouse, Rob 92, 296 

Roof, Brad 177 

Rooney, J. Patrick 22 

Rosanelli, Meredith 250 

Rose, Erin 3! I 

Rose, Fred 

39, 295, 296, 304 

Rose, Linwood H 

22,42,49,58, 137, 140 

Rosenbaum, Elyssa 360 

Rosenbaum, Lisa 250 

Rosenberg, David 236 

Rosenberger, Benjamin... 304 

Rosendale, Sarah 236 

Ross, Elizabeth 259 

Ross, Jennifer 268 

Ross, Morven 348, 349 

Rosser, Marina 162 

Rotelli, Katie 3 1 1 

Roth, Jessica 184 

Roth, Will 288 

Rothschild, Brandon 209 

Rothwell, Catherine 

277. 289 

Rotruck, Sarah 47 

Rotz, Jennifer 236 

Rousseau, William 285 

Rowan, Devon 265 

Rov^ell, Kelly 286 

Rov/en, Lisa 293 

Rowley, Casey 331, 339 

Rubenstein, Brian 324 

Rubin, Meryl 88, 209 

Rubin, Teresa 303 

Rudd, Rowdy 342 

Ruiz, Christina 360 

Ruley, Erica 209 

Runyon, Chris 298 

Rupert, Carolyn 236 

Rupert, Kristin 184 

Rushforth, Kim 277 

Rushing, Buddy 270 

Rusow, Kourtney 99 

Russell, Allison 363 

Russell, Jessica 331, 339 

Russell, Joe 278 

Russell, Lyndsey 265 

Russian Program 162 

Russo, Chris 304 

Rutherford, Andrew 209 

Ruvel, Kaitlyn 236 

Ryan, Allison 236 

Ryan, Carole 192 

Rylands, Dan 328 


Saadeh, Leila 281 

Sahara, Nicole 3 1 1 

Sahagian, Linny 249 

Said, Areizo 246 

Sajko, Whitney 349 

Saleem, Sheinei 215 

Sallette, Camille 288 

Samaha, Christa 263 

Sampson, Megan 168 

Samselski, Ally....92, 95, 290 

Sanders, Jemaris 342 

Sandole, Tim 287 

Santana, Jose 236 

Santiago, Anna 308 

Santiago, Sean 275 

Santobianco, Dan 319 

Santos, Colbey 354 

Santos, Megan 342 

Saraceno, Phil.... 54, 184, 230 

Sargent, Mike 264 

Sarver, Amanda 290 

Sarver, Brittany 277 

Sasala, Jason 184 

Satterfield, Ryan 360 

Saunders, Angela 299 

Saunders, Kristin 33 1 

Saunders, Lauren 236 

Saunders, Shannon 331 

Saunders, Tiffanie 184 

Savia,Kelli 216 

Saville, Katlin 247 

Savoy, Edward 272 

Saxton, Treshona.... 257, 305 

Say, Elizabeth 236, 304 

Scaife, Lindsay 265 

Scamardella, Stephanie... 261 

Scanlan, Joe 251 

Scanlon, Amanda 246 

Scarborough, Alexis 184 

Schab, Kristen 249 

Schade, Ashlee 270 

Schaefer, Ashley 168 

Schaer, Kim 275 

Schaffer, Melanie 349 

Schawaroch, Jean 193 

Scheffer, Amanda 236 

Scheffres, Joe 344 

Schenkel, Jeffrey 298 

Scherer, Rebecca 209 

Scherpereel, John 1 62 

Schifano, Christina 31 1 

Schill, Nate 318,319 

Schiller, Stephen 269 

Schiipp, Adam 236 

Schlegel, Lauren 122 

Schlinger, Amy 286 

Schluth, Aubrey 286 

Schmid, Rachel 298 

Schmidt, Andrew 236 

Schmitt, Kristin 285, 286 

Schneider, Alyssa 310 

Schneier, Joel 168 

Schnorr, Will II 

Schoeb, Sara 246 

Schoelwer, Julia 300 

Schoenfelder, Kristi 

236, 267, 289 

Schrack, Thomas 236 

Schramm, Eric 302 

Schranz, Jennifer 209 

Schray, Katie 323 

Schroeder, Geoff 287 

Schubert, Carolyn 209 

Schuchman, Joshua 300 

Schudda, Jessica 209 

Schully, Margaret 290, 311 

Schultz, Bridget 209 

Schuize, Jason 248 

Schum, Jeanine 168 

Schur, Rachel 285 

Schutz, Allison 210 

Schwartz, Corey 24 

Schwizer, Katie 310 


Shannon K. Dougherty 

R.J. & Brendajay Dunn 

Barry & Joanne Emswiler 

Alvin J. & Shirley H. Everett 

Frank & Sue Farina 

Dr. & Mrs. W. Michael Felts 

Darrell & Kathie Fisher 

Martin & Sheri Ford 

Tim & Darlene Gentry- 

Cynthia & Richard Goodale 

Doug & Jaye Groseclose 

Dr. & Mrs. Ronald Hatclier 

Chris & Maria Hen- 

Melissa Indiveri 

Kaczmarski Family 

John & Barbara Keaton 

Bruce & Claudia Kirk 

Index 399 

Schwizer, Keith 287 

Scoggins, Shayna 299 

Scott, Christopher 168 

Scott. Rachel 210 

Scuiletti, Justin 236 

Seablom, Lauren 246 

Seal, Kelly 286 

Seaman, Kelly 286 

Sear, Kathleen De 176 

Searson, Lauren 249 

Secord, Steve 324 

Secrist, Andrea 236 

Seested, Jamie 260 

Seidel, Justin 287 

Seller, Lindsay 192 

Seipp, Shannon 349 

Sekulski, Kristi 236 

Sellers, Brett 319 

Sellers, Will 27 

Seney, Nicole 277 

September II 58-59 

Serkes, Margaret 31 

Serkes, Pete 328.337 

Serone. Samantha 

236. 246, 289 

Sethi, Reetika 269 

Setts, Ronald 342 

Seuike, Whitney 261 

Severino, Brisbane 184 

Sewell, Robert 236 

Seymore, Amy 84 

Sgueglia, Jessica 268 

Shaffer, Katie 63.261 

Shah. Nehali 269 

Shalleck. Lauren 286 

Shalon, Juliet 246 

Shanley, Kelly 246 

Shanley, Patrick 281 

Sharbel, Kelly 216 

Sharp, Caroline 246 

Sharp, Amanda 3 1 1 

Shea, Megan 250 

Sheads, Courtney 274 

Sheeran. Megan 3 1 1 

Shell, Ashley 168 

Shell, Sara 261 

Shell, Sarah 302 

Shell, William 286 

Shelor, Victoria 86. 381 

Shelton, Mary Fran 320 

Shenk, Stephanie 339 

Shepler, Ryan 290 

Shepperson. Vanessa 311 

Sherman, Ethan 363 

Sherman, Theo 342 

Sherrard, Kelly 331,339 

Sherrill, Andrea 303 

14001 Closing 

Sherrod, Ahsley 288 

Shewbridge, Carter 265 

Shields, Mallory 250 

Shirk, Debra 311 

Shives, Jessica 236 

Shockey, Michael 293 

Shockley, Jenny 340 

Shockney. Brandon 28! 

Shoemaker, Will 328, 337 

Shomaker, Mike 300 

Short, Melissa 246 

Shouldis, Regan 340 

Shuber, Natalie 275 

Shuber, Natalie Beth 274 

Shuey, Mark 210 

Shufeldt, Owen 216 

Shull. Christie 192 

Shultz, Andriana 168 

Shuttleworth, Heather 


Siemens. Jess 308 

Sievers, Jennifer 210 

Sigma Alpha Lambda 292 

Sigma Delta Pi 293 

Sigma Kappa 286-287 

Signorino. Joseph 267, 289 

Sign Language Club 


Silverman. Jaime 250 

Simmins, Callan 192 

Simmons. Holley 171 

Simmons, Kimberly 26! 

Simmons, Nicole 360 

Simmons, Samantha 210 

Simmons, Sarah 


Simms. Kathryn 17! 

Simpkins, Daniel 27! 

Sinapi, Allie 3 1 1 

Singer, Brian 210 

Singer, Jared 28! 

Singh, Anita 216 

Siron. Elizabeth 210 

Siska, Kyle 328 

Sistek, Kollene 246 

Sizemore, Lola 


Skelly, Caroline 249 

Skiffmgton, Christine 360 

Ski and Snowboarding 

Racing Club 298 

Sklar, Stacy 360 

Skolnitsky.J.D 342 

Skutnik. Michelle 


Slade. Amanda 236 

Slaughter. Jackie 299 

Slepesky, Ryan 294 

Slowinski, Eric 328 

Sluder. Matt 319 

Smarte. Chris 290 

Smerdzinksi, Stephanie... 286 

Smith, Ainslee 287 

Smith, Allegra 33! 

Smith, Allison 249 

Smith, Andrew 271, 300 

Smith, Ashley 51,236 

Smith, Billy 277 

Smith, Brittani 286 

Smith. Caley 236.311 

Smith, Carleigh 249 

Smith. Chelsea 286 

Smith. Christine 261 

Smith. Christy 286 

Smith, Cole 271 

Smith, Dominique 342 

Smith, Jackie 357 

Smith, Katie 286 

Smith, Lindsay 286 

Smith, Lindsey 246 

Smith, Megan 286, 323 

Smith, Nikki 31! 

Smith, Rachel 363 

Smith, Sally 323 

Smith, Sean 236 

Smith, Theresa 3 1 1 

Smith, Thomas 236 

Smullen. Dan 363 

SmyrI, Allison 265 

Smyth, J. P 39 

Smyth, Russell 363 

Snead, John 324. 325 

Snellings, Liz 31 1 

Snow, Kelly 186 

Snow, Michael 278,279 

Snyder, James 


Sobczak. Amanda 288 

Sobel. Aaron 236 

Soberano. Royce 33 

Socinski. Audra 263 

Sockwell. Brandon 363 

Soenksen, Roger 166 

Softball 322-323 

Sohl, Morgan 250 

Solan, Alex 236 

Sollaccio, Sandy 3 1 1 

Solometo, Julie 158 

Solomon, Michelle 267 

Sommers. Elizabeth 236 

Song, Deven 286 

Song, Jin 270 

Sonn, Michelle 288 

Sonnenberg. Neal 17! 

Sophomore Class Council.... 


Soria. Nicolas 275 

Sostak. Brian 254 

Southee, Jackie 280, 281 

Spagnoli, Nicole 184 

Spalletta, Adam 266 

Sparks, Shannon 363 

Spataro, Laura 286 

Spaulding, Caleb 236 

Speas, Neal 27! 

Spencer, Hunter 3! I 

Spencer, Kameron 

256, 262, 282 

Spencer, Shannon 310 

Spencer, Wesli 22. 44 

Spickard. Dena 


Spiker, Nicole 236 

Sponenberg, Randi... 171, 307 
Sports Media Relations .. 207 

Sprague, Tiffany 278 

Stagliano, Angela 358 

Stabler, Seth 17! 

Stana, Dan 295 

Stanford, Meagan 267 

Stanley, Cliff 236 

Stanley, Patrick 308 

Stanzel, Brittany 308 

Stanzione. Natalie 192 

Starck. Lauren 282 

Stark, Lauren 283 

Stauder. Justin 363 

StClair. Lee 265 

Stedman, Sarah 274, 311 

Stefaniak, Lauren 340, 34! 

Stefaniak, Melissa 340 

Stefanski, Julie 363 

Steffy, Elizabeth 311 

Steidler, Mark 288 

Stein, Matthew 184 

Steinbach. Sarah 210. 320 

Stell, Hannah 311 

Stellute, Angela 246 

Stenderup, Jenna 3 1 1 

Sterling. Jessica 171 

Stern, Kimberly 171 

Sternberger, Lee 71 

Stetzer, Alicia... 171, 254, 372 

Steuer, Kai 271 

Stevens. Caitlin 270 

Stevens. Mary 344 

Stevens. Vanessa 250 

Steward. Naomh 97 

Stewart. Carolyn 269 

Stewart. Emily 331. 339 

Stewart. Katie 246 

Stickels, Allison 246 

Stilwell, Anne 283 

Stockton, Kathryn..2IO, 284 

Stockton, Meghan 210 

Stokes, Kisha 357 

Stone, Audrey 129 

Stone, Julie 320 

Stoneburner, Davis 319 

Stoneman, Jaynell 236 

Storey, Colleen 300 

Stoss, Matthew 254, 255 

Strachan, Maria 17! 

Strain, Brigid 210, 320 

Stratton, Vicki 270 

Strickland, Allison.... 171, 282 

Strickland, Ashley 246 

Strickland, Molly 277 

Strickler, Beth 263,302 

Strickler, Ian 286 

Strickler, Michael 286 

Stroud, Tamara 272 

Students for Minority 

Outreach 298-299 

Student Ambassadors 


Student Duke Club.. 292-293 
Student Government 



Stuller, Kerby 236,249 

Sturgill, Beattie 216, 298 

Styles, Kristin 210, 277 

Suber, Kellen 236 

Sullenger, Jay 319 

Sullivan, Gregory 184 

Sullivan, Jamal 342 

Sullivan, Sean 298 

Summer, Cassie 308 

Summers, Kristin 33! 

Summers, Sherry 357 

Sumner, Paige 293 

Sunde, Sarah 307 

Sunkin, Jessica 335 

Sunset on the Quad 92 

Suozzo, Laura 290 

Suppon, Chuck 342 

Surmaceweiz, Kevin 27! 

Sushner, Sarah 300 

Sutton, Kelley 236 

Swan, Hannah 210 

Swanston, Kyle 354 

Swartley, Ana 236, 298 

Swartz, Jonathan 273 

Swecker, Chris 254 

Sweeney, Laura 184 

Sweeney, Sean 184 

Sweet, Louis 364 

Swift, Carly 126 

Swing Dance Club 300 

Syre, Tom 217 

Szalay, Jamey 145 

Szemis, Nina 78, 250 

Szuba, Chris 272 


Tabri, William 184 

Tacy, Mary 41, 217 

Tae Kwon Do Club 


Tafaro, Christina 286 

Taff, Lisa 210,279 

Taggart, Anna 210 

Taggart, Jaime 33 1 

Takane, Matt 287 

Take Back the Night.... 26-29 

Talbot, Fabiana 309 

Talley, Chris 266,267 

Talley, Lisa 250 

Tam, Karina 216 

Tamborini, Ryan 125, 305 

Tamburrino, Stephen 171 

Tamburrino, Steve 328 

Tan, Stephanie 246 

Tansey, Elle 331 

Tappan, Casey 114 

Tarr, Jesse 324 

Tau Beta Sigma 302-303 

Taylor, Adam 18 

Taylor, Carl 278 

Taylor, James 308 

Taylor, Laura 3 1 1 

Taylor, Meg 249 

Taylor, Rebecca 216 

Taylor, Sarah 268, 269 

Teasley, Joelle 278 

Tedone, Kristin 286 

Tekesky, Scott 


Telefeyan, John 270 

Temple, Brian 271 

TenHuisen, Revee 


Tennis, Women's 327 

Teotonio, Thais 236 

Terenzi, Chrysta 267 

Thacher, Lindsey 184 

Thacher, Shannon ....261, 290 

Thayer, Ryan 280 

Theobalds, Katherine 193 

ThetaChi 304-305 

Thibault, Jenna 277 

Things to do before 

Graduation 124-127 

Thomas, Ben 354 

Thomas, Celeste 282 

Thomas, Eboni 289 

Thomas, Kat 311 

Thomas, Lori 192 

Thomas, Melissa 210 

Thomas, Quintrel 342 

Thomas, Sarah 


Thompson, Alexandria... 239 

Thompson, AN 3 1 1 

Thompson, Elisa 268 

Thompson, Kimmy 250 

Thompson, Kiri 290 

Thompson, Michael 302 

Thomson, Emily 249 

Thomson, Susannah 274 

Thornton, Dazzmond 354 

Thornton, Nicole 286 

Thornton, Pat 27! 

Thurman, Samantha 

166, 17! 

Thyrring, Katelyn 286 

Tigue, Stephanie 257 

Tillery, Michelle 300 

Timberlake, Austin 128 

Tiplady, Brittany 165 

Tipton, Jeremy 200 

Titcomb, Helen 300 

Title iX Decision 130-133 

Tokar, Brianna 210 

Tollkuhn, Skippii 278 

Tomlin, Jonathan 210 

Tomlinson, Jessica 286 

Toms, Anne 265 

Toms, Bobby 118 

Toolan, Allyson 290 

Torano, Tamara 184 

Torano, Tami 261, 290 

Torcivia, Stephanie 244 

Torok, Jacob 363 

Torres, Claudia 250 

Toscano, Kelsey 286 

Totten, Mark 346, 347 

Townes, Risharddi 254 

Townsend, Amy 3 1 1 

Townsend, Brittney 


Towsend, Matt 3!9 

Tran, KimbeHy 304 

Tran, Susan 279 


DavitI & Luanne Kollcda 

Caliiy & Mark Kost 

Jel'F Kolscii & Connie Lambert 

The Laser Family 

Mr. & Mrs. John N. Lawlessjr. 

Charles & Rebeeta Lonu; 

Ludka Family 

Mr. & Mis. Jon Macey 

Mark Minick 

Mr. & Mrs. Charles U. Muller, Jr. 

Don & Nancy Nicolson 

Dan & Robin Noakes 

Patrick J. Noonan 

Joe & Jeanne O'Dowd 

Ellen & Marty O'Neill 

Kalh\ & Bob Orchant 

John & Suzanne O'Rourke 

Tran, Tiffany 270 

Trask, Lauren 239 

Travers, Meagan 244 

Treacyjill 40,258 

Treadaway, Emily 216 

Triatiilon Club 302 

Trigeiro, Paul 288 

Trivett, Dexter 184 

Trombley, Julia 184 

Trott. Eric 254,270 

Troup, Lindsey 261 

Trow, Suzanne Ill 

Trudel, Rebecca 261 

Trueblood, Allyn 204 

Truglio, Allison 360 

Trumble, Shelby 239 

Trumbo, Laura 246 

Truong, Vicki 304 

Tsarnas, Briana 288 

Tschohl, Jared 363 

Tucker, Ashley 265 

Tucker, Pat 270 

Turissini, Daniel 238 

Turner, Ben 308 

Turner, Brian 278 

Turner, Jeff 302 

Turner, Joe 239 

Turner, Lauren 249 

Turner, Marcus 342 

Turner, Shavonne 239 

Tuten, Erica 174 

Tutino, Laura 171, 265 

Tuttle, Ryan 287 

Tweedy, Katharine 185 

Twigg, Sara 95,93, 184 

Tyler, Kim 31! 

Tyler, Meghan 303 

Tyree, Michelle 33 1 

Uqdah, Nina 357 

Urso, Christina 290 

Usie, Emily 360 

Usry, Mark 182 



Vacca, Danielle 216,249 

Vahabzadeh, Beth 261 

Valentine, Audrey 107 

Valentine, Palmer 62, 311 

Vanartsdalen, Kimberly.. 192 
Vandenbergh, Christina.. 239 

Vanderveldt, Ariana 239 

Van Buskirk, Katie 311 

Van Natta, Nicole 311 

Van Wagner. T.J 335 

Van Winkle, Stirling 


Varfolomeeva, Veronika 


Vaughan, Christopher 184 

Vaughan, Ryan 245 

Vaughn, Adrienne 170, 301 

Vaughn, Taylor 246 

Velleco, Marissa 118,285 

Vendito, Marissa 286 

Vera, Brittany 239, 257 

Verde, Michelle 286 

Versfeld, Baillie 340,34! 

Vetter, Dana 261 

Viar, Lacey 239,251 

Vicedomini, Martha 279 

Vietnamese Student 

Assocation 304 

Vigiiotti, Sarah 249 

Villacrusis, Raphael 270 

Vinacco, Alaina 300 

Volleyball 350-351 

Von Imhof, Cristoph 288 

Von Tersch, Theresa 239 

Uanserume, Sam 304 

Ullrich, Rebecca 17! 

Ulmer, Lisa 239 

Ulrich, Courtney 250 

Ulrich, Paul 328 

Ultimate Frisbee 128-129 

Uncapher, Meghan 263 

University Program Board.... 


Up 'til Dawn 303 

14021 Closing 


Wade, Holly 122 

Wade, Jessica 331 

Wagner, Janice 320 

Wagner, Tammy 217 

Wagoner, Sarah 239 

Waite, Will 263 

Walczak, Jessica 246 

Waldeck, Wendy 171,246 

Walders, Patrick 226 

Walker, Aaron 270 

Walker, Arthur 342 

Walker, Erica 261 

Walker, Kimberly 239 

Wallace, Matthew 272 

Waller, Douglas 187 

Walls, Ashley 340 

Walls, Caroline 249 

Walls, Lauren 340 

Walls, Melissa 340,341 

Walmsley, Rebecca 250 

Walsh, Amanda 246 

Walsh, Elizabeth 171 

Walsh, Jacquelyn 250 

Walsh, Jennifer 187 

Walston, Angel 277 

Walston, Lauren 200 

Walters, David 239 

Walters, Galley 363 

Walters, Jane 239 

Walthall, Nicholas 239 

Walton, Bill 328, 33! 

Waltrip, Erica 273 

Wang, Haodi 246 

Ward, Alison 301, 311 

Ward, Chris 328, 337 

Ward, Christy 331,339 

Ward, Lee Anne 239, 303 

Ward, Patrick 342 

Ward. Sarah 239 

Ware, Alison 293,302 

Waring, Andrew 328, 337 

Warner, Mark 22,240 

Warner, Miltonia 245, 256 

Warner, Stephanie 248 

Washington, Jessica 287 

Washington. Stephanie.... 147 

Washington Semester 170 

Watchko, Cat 251 

Watkins, Dana 286 

Watkins. Taylor 286 

Watson. Emily 

64. 97, 294, 295, 303 

Watson, Jeff 299 

Waugaman, Mary 261 

Wears, Dan 271 

Weatherford, Tricia 286 

Weatherill, Bonnie 139 

Weaver, Abby 3 1 1 

Webb, Becca 261 

Webb, Thomas 304 

Webber, Briana 250 

Weber, Marisa 276 

Weber, Stephanie 249 

Weidner, Emily 58 

Weiner, Matt 67 

Weingartner, Mallory 286 

Weis, Becki 286 

Weishaar, Kim 289 

Weishaar, Kimberly 210 

Weiss, Katrina..l87 3l6, 317 

Weissberg, Allie 239 

Weitzel, Jennifer 187 

Weitzel, Sarah 239, 278 

Wellhouse. P.J 342 

Wellington, Geoff 300 

Welsh, Whitney 250,25! 

Welty, Annaka 272 

Wendelken, Dave !6I 

Wendt, Chloe 265 

Werner, Greg 354, 357 

Wernsing, Kaitlyn 323 

Wessels, Meredith. ..210, 259 

West, Andrew 300 

West, Chip 342 

Westbrook, Kristen 250 

Westfall, Lauren 25! 

Westhoff, Mindi 


Wetzel, Heather 302,303 

Wetzel, Kelly 320 

White, Ashley 250,26! 

White, Caite 254 

White, Curtis 239 

White, Dominque 342 

White. Doron 328 

White. Patrick 308 

White. Tricia 249 

White, Tyrone 4! 

Whiteman, Katie 3!! 

Whitescarver, Jen 246 

Whitley, Claire 286 

Wiesehan, Chris 342 

Wiest, Lauren 349 

Wiggins. Taralyn 265 

Wiggins. Wesley 25! 

Wilberger. Daniel 239 

Wilder, Holly 283 

Wilder, Ryan 335 

Wilkerson. Philip !7! 

Wilkerson, Stephanie 284 

Wilkins, Elizabeth 26! 

Wilkins, Emily 264,265 

Williams, Abby 216 

Williams, Amanda.... 281, 31! 

Williams, Andrew 26! 

Williams, Bosco 342 

Williams, Brittany 239 

Williams, Byron 256 

Williams, Elizabeth 307 

Williams, Heather 192 

Williams, Hillary 265 

Williams, Karlyn 239 

Williams, Kate 290 

Williams, Laurie 289 

Williams, Lindsay.... 192,239 

Williams, MarcinAa 262 

Williams, Mekenzie Ill 

Williams. Sarah 256,257 

Williams, Tara 277 331 

Willis, Christopher 239 

Willoughby, Sarah 284 

Willox, Danielle 331,339 

Wilman, Ryan 364 

Wilmoth, Jessie 277 

Wilson, Jacob 56 

Wilson, Jeffrey 187 

Wilson, Laura 249.289 

Wilson, Matthew 171,274 

Wilson, Megan 250 

Wilson. Stephanie 260 

Wiltshire, Katelyn 187 

Winand, Megan 250 

Winarski. Elissa 170 

Winders, Catherine 


Windham, Heather 187 

Winfrey. Zack 364 

Wing-Richards, Hillary 

66, 114,256 

Wingert, Andrew 363 

Wingfield, Blaine 363 

Wingfield, Charell 239 

Winslow, Ardaith 245 

Winston. Jeremy 278 

Winston, Kevin 


Winters, Kim 261 

Winter Graduation 


Winter Olympics 18-21 

Winward, Steve 287 

Wirth, Ashley 171,250 

Wise, Becki 273 

Wisecarver. Jess 148 

Wisener. Kevin 308 

Wisener. Kim 272 

Wishon, Phillip 240 

Wist. Sara 

Witman, Emily 36 

Wolf, Tina 302 

Wolff. Jess 33! 

Wolford, Allen 239 

Wolford, Benjamin 239 

Wolgemuth, Dan 239 

Women's Basketbal 


Women's Club Volleyball 


Women's Cross Country 


Women's Resource Center.. 


Women's Soccer 348-349 

Women's Studies 165 

Women's Tennis 326 

Women's Track and Field 


Women's Water Polo 3 1 1 

Women of Color 305 

Wood. Justin 319 

Wood. Kristin 279 

Woodard. Lea 246 

Woodruff. Saralyn 187 

Woods, Sara 239. 249 

Woodson. Morganne 298 

Woolson, Melissa 


Wooten, Kelly 15 

Worden. Mary 187 245 

Worthley, Heather 


Wright. Andrew 187 27! 

Wright. Colin 277 

Wright. Ellisa 39.31! 

Wright, Mary-Mason 


Wszaiek, Diane 349 

Wu. Wei 269 

Wuestewarld. Eric 261 

Wukie. Jacob 317 

WXJM 308-309 

Wyatt. Emily 148 

Wyszynski. Katie 166 

Wzorek. Michael 27! 

Yaworski. Jill 161.254 

Yellin, Christine 249 

Yi, Bo Ram 250 

Yoo, Joshua 287 

Yorko, Scott 364,365 

Young, Ashley 2!0 

Young, Blaine 278 

Young, Chelsea 210 

Young, Dawn 265 

Young, Elizabeth 187,229 

Young, Jenny 

I!8, 171,246,253,376 

Young, Sarah 239 

Young, Tamera 356, 357 

Young. Tim 328.337 

Youngberg, Sean 309 

Yuhasz. Lauren 277 



Zacchini. Solomon 17! 

Zaiewski, Brian 187 

Zanelli. Margaux 31 1 

ZetaTau Alpha 310-3!! 

Ziegler, Michael !87 

Ziehl, Kate 3! I 

Zimmerman, Nick 347 

Zink, Jessica 286 

Zondag, Lauren 3 ! I 

Zondag. Lee-Ann 290, 3! I 


Yacob, Obelety 339 

Yancey. Griff 342 

Yannello, Sara 239 

Yarborough. Michael 


Yates, Brittany 33 ! 


Heidi M. Ramev 

Mr. & Mrs. Joiialhaii Rice 

Tom &: F.lleii Rite 

Mr. & Mrs. Gorman Ro.senberffer 

Vincent M. Sales 

Maria & Robert Sant^■e 

Bob & Sue Searson 

Mary Lvnn Seeman 

Diane & Floyd Spencer 

Greg & Kay Spiuill 

Jeff& Wendy Steinhoff 

Miguel A. Rosa & Nivea T. Vela7,c|iiez 

Daniita Waldemar Walentek 

Cindie Moulton & Richard Wark 

Mr. & Mrs. Raymond Yannello 

Susan Young 

liS mMM m imi ' , 

Index I 403 1 

Justin Marshall Armitage 
Richard F Whitman 

In Memoriam 405 




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