James Madison University is a public research university in Harrisonburg, Virginia. Founded in 1908 as the State Normal and Industrial School for Women at Harrisonburg, the institution was renamed Madison College in 1938 in honor of President James Madison and James Madison University in 1977; the university is situated in the Shenandoah Valley, just west of Massanutten Mountain. Founded in 1908 as a women's college, James Madison University was established by the Virginia General Assembly, it was called The State Normal and Industrial School for Women at Harrisonburg. In 1914, the name of the university was changed to the State Normal School for Women at Harrisonburg. At first, academic offerings included only today's equivalent of technical training or junior college courses, but authorization to award bachelor's degrees was granted in 1916. During this initial period of development, the campus plan was established and six buildings were constructed; the university became the State Teachers College at Harrisonburg in 1924 and continued under that name until 1938, when it was named Madison College in honor of James Madison, the fourth President of the United States, whose Montpelier estate is in nearby Orange, Virginia.
In 1976, the university's name was changed to James Madison University. The first president of the university was Julian Ashby Burruss; the university opened its doors to its first student body in 1909 with an enrollment of 209 students and a faculty of 15. Its first 20 graduates received diplomas in 1911. In 1919, Burruss resigned the presidency to become president of Virginia Polytechnic Institute. Samuel Page Duke was chosen as the school's second president. During Duke's administration, nine major buildings were constructed. Duke served as president from 1919 to 1949. In 1946, men were first enrolled as regular day students. G. Tyler Miller became the third president following Duke's retirement. During Miller's administration, from 1949 to 1970, the campus was enlarged by 240 acres and 19 buildings were constructed. Major curriculum changes were made and the university was authorized to grant master's degrees in 1954. In 1966, by action of the Virginia General Assembly, the university became a coeducational institution.
Ronald E. Carrier, JMU's fourth president, headed the institution from 1971 to 1998. During his administration, student enrollment and the number of faculty and staff tripled, doctoral programs were authorized, more than 20 major campus buildings were constructed and national publications recognized JMU as one of the finest institutions of its type in America. Carrier Library is named after him. During the first decade of the 21st century, under JMU's fifth President Linwood H. Rose, the university continued to expand, not only through new construction east of Interstate 81, but on the west side of campus. In early 2005, JMU purchased the Rockingham Memorial Hospital campus just north of the main JMU campus for over $40 million; the hospital has since moved, JMU now occupies the site after having made substantial renovations to it. In June 2005, the university expanded across South High Street by leasing the former Harrisonburg High School building from the City of Harrisonburg. In May 2006, the university purchased the property.
The sale was approved in June 2005 for $17 million. The university named the old HHS building Memorial Hall. Completed projects include the Rose Library on the east side of campus, which opened on August 11, 2008; the John C. Wells Planetarium, first opened in 1974, underwent a $1.5 million renovation in 2008. It is now the only one of its kind in the world, its mission is public outreach. It offers free shows to the public every Saturday afternoon and hosts annual summer space camps in July; the 175,000-square-foot Forbes Center for the Performing Arts opened in June 2010, serves as the home to JMU's School of Theatre and Dance. It provides major performance venues and support spaces for the School of Music, the administrative office for the Dean of the College of Visual and Performing Arts; the rapid expansion of JMU's campus has at times created tension in the city-university relationship. In 2006, the local ABC affiliate reported that the university had nearly doubled in size in the last 20 years, including purchases of several local properties.
The university has experienced tension with local residents with occasional clashes between local police and students at a popular off-campus block party. In 2000, the party with about 2,500 students grew out of hand and required a police presence at the Forest Hills townhouse complex on Village Lane. Ten years police equipped with riot gear used force to disperse a group of 8,000 college-aged people at the party. Several participants were airlifted to a medical center in Charlottesville to treat their injuries; the university condemned the block party attendees' behavior. James Madison University is considered "More Selective" by the Carnegie Foundation for the Advancement of Teaching, it received 22,648 applications for an entering freshmen class of 4,325 for the 2012–13 academic year. The retention rate for the 2011–12 freshman class was 91.4%, the ratio of female to male students 60/40. About 38 % of students are from out of state, representing all 89 foreign countries. JMU offers 115 degree programs on the bachelor's, master's, educational specialist, doctoral levels.
It comprises 78 academic programs, including the College of Arts and Letters.
Patrícia da Costa Freitas is an American-born Brazilian windsurfer, who specialized in Neil Pryde RS:X class. She represented Brazil in three editions of the Olympic Games and captured her first individual title in sailing career at the 2011 Pan American Games in Guadalajara, Mexico. Holding a dual citizenship between Brazil and the United States, Freitas resides in Rio de Janeiro where she sails and trains for the Rio de Janeiro Yacht Club under her personal coach and mentor Lucas Souza; as of September 2013, Freitas is ranked as one of the top ten sailors in the world for the sailboard class by the International Sailing Federation, following her successes at the South American and World Championships in her home nation. Freitas made her official debut at the 2008 Summer Olympics in Beijing, where she placed eighteenth in the newly introduced RS:X class with a net score of 135 points. At the 2011 Pan American Games in Guadalajara, Freitas dominated the races with a remarkable grade of 12 to claim the gold medal in the women's sailboard class, edging out the host nation's Demita Vega by a 16-point gap.
The following year, Freitas competed for her second Brazilian team in the RS:X class at the 2012 Summer Olympics in London by receiving a berth from her result at the ISAF Sailing World Championships in Perth, Western Australia. Struggling to attain a higher position during the early stages, Freitas managed to pull off a second and an eighth-place finish in the final legs, but missed a chance to succeed for the medal race with a fourteenth-place effort and a net score of 110 points. At the 2012 Summer Olympics, she finished in 13th place, she qualified again for her home Olympics in Rio 2016, finished in 8th at those Games. Patrícia Freitas at World Sailing NBC Olympics Profile
The Martha Washington Stakes is an American Thoroughbred horse race held annually in mid February at Oaklawn Park Race Track in Hot Springs, Arkansas. Open to three-year-old fillies, it is contested on dirt over a distance of one mile. Inaugurated in 1979, it was raced at 6 furlongs until 2003 when it was modified to its present distance; the Martha Washington Stakes was run in two divisions in 1979 and 2008. Speed record: 1:36.40 - Rachel Alexandra Largest winning margin: 13 1⁄2 lengths - Eight Belles Most wins by a jockey: 7 - Pat Day Most wins by a trainer: 3 - William H. Fires 3 - Robert E. Holthus Most wins by an owner: 3 - Patricia B. Blass Road to the Kentucky Oaks The 2009 Martha Washington Stakes at Thoroughbred Times Video at YouTube of Eight Belles winning the 2008 Martha Washington Stakes Video at YouTube of Rachel Alexandra winning the 2009 Martha Washington Stakes
Natalia Altea Jiménez Sarmiento known professionally as Natalia Jiménez is a Spanish singer and songwriter. She was the lead singer of the Spanish pop band La 5ª Estación which rose to fame in Mexico in 2000, she decided to leave the band and continue with her successful solo career. She has been a coach on La Voz Kids USA and La Voz... Mexico. Natalia Jiménez Sarmiento was born on December 29, 1981, to a Spanish father, a singer and a Portuguese Romani mother. Jiménez married her long time boyfriend and manager, Daniel Trueba, at the beginning of 2016; the couple had their first child, a daughter named Alessandra, on October 21, 2016. In 2007, Jiménez featured in the album Real by Puerto Rican singer Ednita Nazario, performing a duet song titled "No", composed by Armando Avila and herself. Jiménez performed the vocals for "Lo Mejor de Mi Vida Eres Tu", the Spanish-language version of Ricky Martin's 2010 single "The Best Thing About Me Is You". Singer Joss Stone performed the vocals for the English-language version.
On November 12, 2010, after appearing and performing at the 2010 Latin Grammys with Ricky Martin, Jiménez announced her solo album and said she hoped to release her first single in January 2011. She announced that the band La Quinta Estación was not broken up and that she and Angel Reyero, her bandmate, were focusing on solo projects, she said, "The band is still there, everything is still there, one day we will release another album ". Jiménez's first single as a solo artist, "Por Ser Tu Mujer", was released on April 5, 2011, her self-titled debut album Natalia Jiménez was released on June 2011 in the United States. In early 2013, it was reported that Jiménez had been working on her second studio album as a solo artist, the album was scheduled to be released in the summer. However, during the 2013 Billboard's Most Influential Women in Latin Music luncheon, Natalia confirmed the album would be released by the end of the year and stated the album would be bilingual. In March 2014, she became a coach on the second season of Telemundo's TV series La Voz Kids alongside Prince Royce and Roberto Tapia.
In 2015, she returned as a coach on the third season of La Voz Kids alongside Daddy Yankee and Pedro Fernández. She was named that season's winning coach, she returned to La Voz Kids as a coach for the fourth season in 2016, her team won that year as well. Her second solo album, titled Creo en Mi, was released on March 17, 2015, features the singles "Creo en Mi" and "Quedate con Ella", her third album, Homenaje a La Gran Señora, was released on December 9, 2016. Her fourth album, México De Mi Corazón was released August 30, 2019. Notes:Homenaje a la Gran Señora is a tribute album to late singer Jenni Rivera. Footnotes: 1 Based on the Billboard Top Latin Albums chart. 2002 - Clase 406 soundtrack 2002 - Tributo a los Hombres G 2003 - Dame Tu Cuerpo soundtrack 2006 - Now Esto Es Musica! Latino 2015 - La Voz Kids 2018 - La Voz... México As a solo artist: with La Quinta Estación: Official website Natalia Jiménez on Facebook
Picnic is an album by Texas-based folk singer-songwriter Robert Earl Keen, released in the United States in 1997 on Arista Records. All tracks written by Robert Earl Keen, except where noted "Undone" – 3:47 "Over the Waterfall" – 4:30 "Levelland" – 5:11 "I Wonder Where My Baby Is Tonight" – 4:08 "Oh Rosie" – 5:23 "Runnin' with the Night" – 4:15 "The Coming Home of the Son and Brother" – 3:53 "Shades of Gray" – 5:07 "Fourth of July" – 3:59 "Then Came Lo Mein" – 3:57 Nancy Blake - cello Rich Brotherton - electric guitar, backing vocals, acoustic guitar John Keane - steel guitar, keyboards, electric guitar, backing vocals, acoustic guitar Gurf Morlix - electric guitar Joel Morris - drums Tim O'Brien - mandolin Mark Thomas Patterson - drums Dave Schools - bass guitar Margo Timmins - vocals, backing vocals Bill Whitbeck - bass guitar, backing vocals Tim White - organ, accordion Robert Earl Keen - vocals, acoustic guitar
Too Good To Go is a mobile application that connects customers to restaurants and stores that have unsold, surplus food. The application covers major European cities; the company was created in 2016 by Mette Lykke in Denmark. According to Crunchbase, it was created in 2015 by Chris Wilson, Jamie Crummie and Klaus B. Pedersen; the application was launched in Switzerland in November 2016. It was launched in France by Lucie Basch in 2016. In February 2019, the company raised an additional 6 million euros in a new round investment. In August 2019, Too Good To Go was launched in Austria. In September 2019, Too Good To Go acquired the Spanish startup weSAVEeat and merged it into its own brand. In November 2019, the offer of Too Good To Go extended to plants through a partnership with the French retail plants company Jardiland. In December 2019, Too Good To Go partnered with the French grocery retail stores Intermarché, donated 60K euros to the French charity Restaurants du Cœur. Too Good To Go is a free mobile application that connects customers to restaurants and stores that have unsold, surplus food.
Too Good To Go has 350 employees in Europe. Official website