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PHOTO: Talia StartsmanStartsman Receives Nursing Student of the Year Award

February 5, 2016

Senior nursing student, Talia Startsman, has been named Nursing Student of the Year by the March of Dimes. Her hard work and excellence were recognized at the 2015 Virginia Nurse of the Year Gala.

PHOTO: Human Performance LabVideo Tour: The Human Performance Lab

January 19, 2016

Take a video tour of the Kinesiology Department's Human Performance Lab. This large laboratory space is utilized as research and instructional space for numerous undergraduate and graduate Kinesiology classes.

PHOTO:Kimberly D.R. DuVallHow a Psychology Professor Became a Student Favorite

December 11, 2015

Kimberly D.R. DuVall, lecturer of psychology at JMU and better known as "Professor D," received the ranking of top-rated professor in the nation on the popular website RateMyProfessors.com.

PHOTO: JMU Students volunteeringStudents Volunteer Medical Assistance in Rural Areas

November 16, 2015

This semester students traveled to RAM sites in Grundy and Lee County, VA. as a part of Social Work 314: Rural Health, a course facilitated by Dr. Laura Hunt Trull.

PHOTO:Alex Saal teachingA Graduate Studying Abroad

November 10, 2015

Alex Saal '15 shares her experiences working in Ecuador with Manna Project International for a year as a program director.

Nursing faculty member Erika Sawin was awarded a Fulbright-Nehru scholarship to teach nursing, public health, and medical students at the Jawaharlal Institute for Postgraduate Medical Education and Research (JIPMER) in Puducherry, India in spring 2015.

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    Spring Break. Classes do not meet.
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