Roanoke Valley Schools, Teachers, and Students Earn Top Awards for Teen-Related Traffic Crash and Fatality Prevention Efforts
The Liberty and Jefferson Forest high school YOVASO clubs were among the 15 award winners recognized during the annual Youth of Virginia Speak Out About Traffic Safety (YOVASO) Awards Banquet held Saturday night, July 16, at James Madison University (JMU) in Harrisonburg, Va. A Liberty High School teacher was also recognized, as well as two students from Jefferson Forest High School. From Roanoke Co., Northside High School was recognized, as well as a Life Counselor at the school.
Three Virginia colleges enter agreement to bring virtual mental health services to students
Virginia Tech announced in a press release Thursday that they, along with James Madison University and Virginia Commonwealth University, have entered into an agreement with TimelyMD for student telehealth and tele-mental health services.
Friday Sports Roundup
Ethan Moore finished 8th in shot put yesterday. (Recorder photo by Mark Pifer) Track: Highland's Ethan Moore wins All-State honors. Ethan Moore of Highland High School finished 8th in the shot put Friday, winning all-state recognition at the Class 1 State Track Championships at James Madison University. Moore's best throw of the day was 42-7½.therecorderonline.com
JMU new arena tour
Every turn with a view of the 8,500 seat arena. “There’s so many different ways you can describe it, it really took my breath away the first time i walked in with the court down, it took your breath away. Fans can enjoy a great view from the arena, donors can hang out in the Campanelli club before games, the walls honoring JMU’s rich basketball history. The lower level includes a new weight room, practice gym, sports medicine suite, nutrition station, men’s and women’s locker rooms, studio, control room, media room and more. The court, bleeding with JMU purple, boasts a huge graphics package, removeable surface for concerts or events, and room for 44 courtside seats.
The Latest: Australian hot spot extends state of emergency
(AP Photo/Andy Brownbill)MELBOURNE, Australia Australias hot spot Victoria state on Wednesday extended its state of emergency for another six months as its weekly average of new COVID-10 infections dipped to 95. The state health department reported 90 new infections and six deaths in the latest 24-hour period. ___WASHINGTON Federal officials will begin shipping tens of millions of rapid coronavirus tests to state governors this month for use in reopening schools. ___LAWRENCE, Kan. The University of Kansas is requiring no fans at athletic events and Kansas State University is battling four new coronavirus outbreaks. In the Manhattan, Kansas, health officials say the four newest outbreaks include 10 positive cases among the Kansas State football team.
JMU temporarily transitions to online learning as campus sees rapid increase in positive cases
HARRISONBURG, Va. James Madison University will temporarily transition to online learning with few exceptions through the month of September. In a statement released Tuesday, university president Jonathan Alger said most in-person classes will transition online by Monday. JMU initially started the academic year with a mix of in-person, hybrid and online classes. We spent the last several months planning to start this year with a mix of in-person, hybrid, and online classes. In-person classes will transition online no later than this coming Monday, Sept. 7.
JMU cancels fall football season, hoping to play in the spring
HARRISONBURG, Va. There will be no football in 2020 at James Madison University. On Friday, the university announced that it has suspended its fall football season, with hopes of a spring season. James Madison has suspended its fall football season & turns focus to hopeful FCS spring campaign.#GoDukeshttps://t.co/uaJlNS9Wv5 pic.twitter.com/dp47vWRhtD JMU Football (@JMUFootball) August 7, 2020In July, when the CAA, the conference in which JMU plays, announced its fall football season was canceled, JMU said it was still planning to play fall football. The CAA is planning to have a spring football season. As of Friday afternoon, greater than 50 percent of FCS institutions have postponed their fall football season.
JMU not giving up on fall football, despite CAA canceling conference play
HARRISONBURG, Va. While the Colonial Athletic Association will not have football this fall, James Madison University isnt giving up on a fall season quite yet. On Friday, the CAA announced its decision to suspend conference play this fall for football. That includes football as well as other Fall sports, said athletic director Jeff Bourne said. We believe that we have a responsibility to explore all of the possible options at this point in time. Accordingly, while the majority of CAA institutions have decided not to continue with Fall football, we are currently looking at how to rebuild a schedule for the Fall season while following health and safety protocols and guidance.
JMU is renaming halls that bear names of Confederate leaders
HARRISONBURG, Va. Virginia's James Madison University is renaming three buildings that bear the names of Confederate leaders. The Richmond Times-Dispatch reports that university's board of visitors voted to change the names of three halls following requests by students, alumni and campus organizations. The school in Harrisonburg has removed signs for the buildings on the quad and assigned temporary names. And Maury Hall is named for Matthew Fontaine Maury, a scientist and Confederate naval officer. James Madison was the slave-owning fourth U.S. president and chief architect of the U.S. Constitution.
Fleming football sending 40 percent of their senior roster to next level
Roanoke, Va. – It’s a number we like to talk about, and the larger it gets, the better off we all are. Forty percent of William Fleming’s senior class is headed to play football in college. Daequan Nichols is a versatile talent, passing for 1000 yards and 8 touchdowns, and catching five as well. “It makes us feel great knowing that we have this many people are determined --not just to go to college but to play sports in college. Not many people get to play at the next level,” Nichols said.
Deaquan Nichols setting the standard for the neWFleming at the home of the Colonels
ROANOKE, Va. Deaquan Nichols has been a difference-maker for William Fleming, in more ways than one. One of the things we had to figure out was where to put him, said William Fleming head football coach, Jamar Lovelace. So I wanted to be the best student and the best athlete, Nichols said. Im just a kid from Roanoke City, William Fleming High School. This school is always talked bad about but yet I can go to Princeton, Harvard, go to all these great schools.
JMU to continue with online learning for remainder of semester, postponing graduation
University leaders say degrees will be conferred on time in May and diplomas will be mailed this summer, in accordance with the standard university process. (1/4) — JMU (@JMU) March 18, 2020ORIGINAL STORYAnother local university is adjusting operations during the new coronavirus (COVID-19) outbreak. Starting on March 23, university officials say most classes will be held online until at least April 5. The university will stay open to provide student services, including those provided by the University Health Center and Counseling Center. University officials say there will be another update by at least March 27 regarding the plan of action after April 5.
Bath EDA to participate in industrial hemp project
WARM SPRINGS James Madison University is leading a project called Industrial Hemp for the Shenandoah Valley, and last Wednesday the Bath County Economic Development Authority agreed to pledge $2,100 toward a grant application. County administrator Ashton Harrison said JMU will need $53,000 to make the application, and the university has said it will pay for half of those costs. The project would be conducted in Go Virginia Region 8, which includes Bath, Augusta, Clarke, Frederick, Highland,...therecorderonline.com