The Brandt Student Center Fitness Room will be closed Friday, July 25, through Sunday, Aug. 3, while new flooring is installed and other improvements are made.

During the summer months, the Fitness Room is open from 8 a.m. to 6 p.m. Monday through Friday for students and employees with Shenandoah University I.D. When classes resume, the Fitness Room is open to student and employees 8 a.m. to 11 p.m. Monday through Friday, and 11 a.m. to 11 p.m. Saturday and Sunday. The Fitness Room is free to use.

For more information, contact Assistant Director of Student Engagement for Recreation & Fitness Kyle Farrell at 540/665-4790 or

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Play in the annual Pharmacy Golf Classic on Friday, Aug. 1, at Rock Harbor Golf Course! It begins with a shot gun start at 1 p.m. that day. The cost is $75 for individual registration and $300 for team registration. Sponsorships are available, too. The day ends with dinner and awards presentation. Deadline to register is Friday, July 25. Payments for registration and/or sponsorships must be sent to: Shenandoah University, Office of Advancement (Code PHSGLF), 1460 University Dr., Winchester, VA 22601.

Proceeds benefit First-Year Pharmacy Student scholarships at Shenandoah University Bernard J. Dunn School of Pharmacy. Questions? Contact Bernard J. Dunn School of Pharmacy Administrative Assistant Missy Luttrell at 540/678-4332 or

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In August 2012, Shenandoah unveiled a simplified, color-coded parking system, eliminating two of the previous four hang tag colors. Hang tags were eliminated, and now all cars belonging to students and employees have stickers in the lower-left rear windshields: RED for students, BLUE for employees.

Parking in the inappropriate parking lot will result in a parking ticket. Find a list of Shenandoah’s more than 20 parking lots and their color designations at Parking & Driving Policy.

For more information, contact Department of Public Safety Officer Cody Cochran at 540/665-4725 or

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Are you interested in helping your peers succeed academically? If so, please consider becoming a tutor! Tutoring is a paid position, with flexible hours. You may tutor any course in which you received an A or B. Tutors are needed for a wide variety of subjects including Physics, Music Theory, Business, Math, Biology, Chemistry, and more! If you’re interested, please contact Learning Services Specialist Erin Beaupre at

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On Tuesday, July 29, attend Emeriti Retirement Health Solutions Explained from 10 to 11 a.m. or 1 to 2 p.m. in the Brandt Student Center, Room 118. Do you know Shenandoah has a benefit plan that can help with health-care costs in retirement? Have you noticed “Emeriti” on your pay voucher and TIAA CREF statement, but don’t know what it is? Do you know the university is contributing to a plan for those benefited employees 35 and over with at least one year of service? Don’t have an HSA but want to invest money for future medical expenses? Shenandoah University has adopted a retiree health plan through the Emeriti Program and these free sessions will help you understand them. Questions? Contact Human Resources & Benefits Manager Kim McDonald at

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Rising senior Jaclyn Mohlmann and the Hornets women’s track & field program have been honored by the U.S. Track and Field and Cross Country Coaches Association (USTFCCCA) for academic achievement in selections announced on July 22, by the organization.

Mohlmann, an MBA student, was named as a USTFCCCA Scholar-Athlete while also being a member of a women’s program that earned All-Academic team honors.

All student-athletes competing at either the NCAA Indoor or Outdoor National Championships with GPAs of at least 3.30 on a 4.0 scale were eligible for the individual award.

The USTFCCCA recognized all teams achieving at least a 3.1 average GPA on a 4.0 scale.

Mohlmann has a 3.46 GPA following her first year in the MBA program.

The 15-woman track & field program had a 3.22 average GPA this past year. That squad was one of 12 (of 20) at Shenandoah to achieve at least a 3.0 GPA.

Individual honors | Team honors

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Shenandoah University Head Women’s Basketball Coach Melissa Smeltzer-Kraft announced on July 21, that she has added Meghan Sullivan to her staff as lead assistant.

Smeltzer-Kraft, who took over the program in May, brings Sullivan on as her full-time assistant.

Sullivan, a 2010 graduate of Elmira (N.Y.) College, comes to Shenandoah after four seasons as an assistant coach at Catholic University of America.

While at CUA, the Elmira, New York native helped the Cardinals to a pair of Landmark Conference titles and was the first assistant on a staff that was named Landmark Coaching Staff of the Year in 2013-14.

The Cards were regionally or nationally ranked in three of her four seasons at the school.

She also earned her Master’s Degree in management with a leadership concentration from Catholic in 2014.

“I was very impressed with Meghan throughout the interview process,” Smeltzer-Kraft said. “She is passionate about coaching basketball and Division III. She has been part of successful programs as both a student-athlete and a coach, and I know she will bring that winning mentality to our program as well.”

As a student-athlete, Sullivan was a four-year member of the Soaring Eagles program, assisted them to an Empire 8 title in 2007 and graduated magna cum laude as a business administration major.

With the Hornets, Sullivan will be involved in all aspects of the program including practice and game management, opponent scouting and player development.

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Shenandoah To Host Virginia Private College Week

What makes Virginia private colleges and universities stand out from others across the nation? Prospective college students will find out during Virginia Private College Week 2014, slated for Monday, July 28, through Saturday, Aug. 2.

Shenandoah University will once again welcome hundreds of potential students and their families during the week, giving campus tours and holding information sessions twice each weekday and an information session and tour on Saturday.

Students who visit at least three of the 24 participating member schools of the Council of Independent Colleges in Virginia (CICV) will receive three application fee waivers. Students may use the waivers to apply to any three participating CICV colleges for free.

The member schools will host daily programs for rising high school seniors (Class of 2015) and juniors (Class of 2016), and these students will learn about the quality and affordability of private colleges. Private colleges distinguish themselves from many state universities by offering small classes and personal attention from faculty. Most have generous financial aid and scholarship programs.

Virginia Private College Week tours at Shenandoah University begin each day at 9 a.m. and 2 p.m. in the Brandt Student Center. On Saturday, Aug. 2, only one tour will be given, beginning at 9 a.m. Each tour of main campus includes an information session by the Office of Admissions.

For more information about Shenandoah University’s participation in Virginia Private College Week, contact the Office of Admissions at 800/432-2266 or Register at Walk-ins are welcome, too.

For more information about Virginia Private College Week, visit

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Get social and tell FORBES what makes Shenandoah unique and special! Each year, the magazine ranks America’s Top Colleges based on graduation rate, student satisfaction, post-graduate success and student debt. This year, they want to hear from you.

FORBES is asking students and alumni across the country tweet all about what makes their college special via the FORBES #MyTopCollege social media campaign. So, take some time to give Shenandoah a shoutout, and don’t forget to include @Forbes and @ShenandoahU in your tweets!

You can visit this interactive map to find out which campuses have the most school spirit leading up to the annually published FORBES Top Colleges ranking on Wednesday, July 30.

Everyone who submits their own college fun fact or unique tradition has a chance to appear on and in FORBES magazine. Use #mytopcollege on Twitter, Instagram and Facebook.

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Shenandoah University Director of Intercollegiate Athletics Doug Zipp has announced a series of open houses to gather feedback about the logo designs for the university’s new primary athletics mark.

In February, the university contracted with Skye Dillon Design of Florham Park, New Jersey to design new athletic marks and the design process on the primary mark is preparing to be completed.

Before a primary mark is selected, the design committee, led by Zipp, will hold presentations discussing the process including its origins, its current state and the next steps before selecting a new logo.

A series of prospective primary marks will be unveiled as part of the presentation and feedback on these marks from those in attendance is invited.

Student-athletes, Shenandoah faculty and staff and fans are all encouraged to attend one of these presentations and offer their thoughts on the prospective primary marks.

Public presentations are planned for 2 p.m. on Monday, July 21; 5 p.m. on Tuesday, July 22; and 8 a.m. on Thursday, July 24. All presentations will be held in Halpin-Harrison Hall, Room 226, and are planned for durations of 30-45 minutes.

In addition to a new primary mark, secondary marks as well as a font system are being designed. The public will be invited to offer feedback on the secondary marks and font systems later this summer.

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