LEARN ABOUT THE NJWC NEXT WEEK

The [Not Just] Women’s Center (NJWC) has opened its doors for the fall 2014 semester, and the center will staff a table in the Brandt Student Center (BSC) from Monday, Sept. 22, through Friday, Sept. 26. Stop by and learn about what it is and what it does, pick up a teal ribbon to show your support, and perhaps buy a brownie while you’re there.

The [Not Just] Women’s Center is always located in Cooley Hall, Room 210. It’s run entirely by students with the support of the Laurel Center, Winchester’s women’s shelter. For more information, contact the NJWC’s head peer mentor Kaedy Fischer at kfischer10@su.edu.

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DO YOU RIDE A BIKE TO CAMPUS? USE THESE NEW BICYCLE RACKS

There are now four new bicycle racks on campus, so feel free to use them at your leisure. They are located at: the Brandt Student Center (BSC); Aikens Athletics Center; behind Shingleton Gymnasium outside of the Ewing Dance Studio entrance; and behind Allen Dining Hall near the Henkel Hall parking lot.

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LIBRARY ROOFING PROJECT STARTS SOON

Next week, Anderson Roofing is scheduled to begin installing a new roof on the Alson H. Smith Jr. Library. The work should begin the week of Sept. 22, and is slated to take two weeks. During that time, there should be no disruption to traffic flow in the vicinity of Smith Library, nor to the day-to-day activities in the library.

As with any re-roofing project, the weather will control the schedule. So, the project may begin a day or two later or end a day or two later. If major updates to the schedule must be made, they will be communicated via the SUN-e. Questions? Contact Physical Plant Facilities Project Manager Jeff Davis at jdavis2@su.edu.

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PROPOSAL DEADLINE EXTENDED TO SEPT. 30 FOR BLACKBOARD CONFERENCE

Do you use Blackboard on a regular basis? Have something to share about using Blackboard and related technologies to better reach learners and expand the reach of learners’ knowledge?

The Virginia Blackboard Users Group (VaBUG) has extended its deadline for proposals for the group’s fifth annual conference, to be held at the Holiday Inn at Valley View, in Roanoke, Virginia, on Friday, Oct. 24. The proposal deadline is now Tuesday, Sept. 30. This conference is free of charge.

What exciting ways have you been utilizing Blackboard and other technologies in the past year? The VaBUG conference is a great opportunity for Blackboard users to discover, discuss, learn and share best practices.

This year’s theme is “Broadening Educational Horizons,” and you can access additional information at http://vabug.org. You can also follow VaBUG on Facebook.

In order to afford members the best possible personal and professional development opportunities, VaBUG asks instructors, administrators, staff members and any other interested members to submit proposals for concurrent sessions for this year’s conference.

Sessions will be organized along the following tracks:

• Blackboard administration
• Instructional design
• Faculty best practices
• K-12 best practices

Please consider participating as a presenter, and pass this message along to someone you feel may be interested in participating.

For more information, please contact George Hoffman in the Center for Teaching and Learning at ghoffman@su.edu.

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LEARN HOW THE BI-WEEKLY PAY SCHEDULE WILL AFFECT YOUR PAYCHECK

Attention salaried employees: the new bi-weekly pay schedule will begin on Friday, Oct. 3. There are two additional sessions scheduled for employees to learn more about this conversion: Thursday, Sept. 18, at 2 p.m., and Thursday, Sept. 25, at 10 a.m. Both sessions will be held in the Wilkins Administration Building, Wilkins Conference Room (second floor).

Please take time to understand how this transition will affect your paycheck. There is also information on the Payroll organization on Blackboard. Contact Payroll Manager Beth Wilson at payroll@su.edu or 540/542-6297 with any questions or to schedule a time to review information if you are unable to attend.

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WOMEN: SIGN UP FOR FREE SELF DEFENSE CLASS

For the second year, the Department of Public Safety is offering free Rape Aggression Defense (R.A.D.) classes for all university women – students, faculty and staff. All classes are taught by certified R.A.D. instructors Adam Smith and Kelcey Webster, who are both Department of Public Safety officers. The next R.A.D. classes are offered on the following Wednesdays: Oct. 1, Oct. 8, Oct. 15, and Oct. 22.

Women who took the RAD class in 2013-14 are welcome to take the class again for review or to attend the last session of each class, which now includes simulation. Simulation involves students using the techniques they’ve learned in class to fight off an aggressor in simulated real-life scenarios.

Sign up now via safety@su.edu or R.A.D. sign up.

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ATTEND THESE CONSERVATORY PERFORMANCES THIS WEEKEND

“In the Red and Brown Water” by Tarell Alvin McCraney and directed by Kirsten Trump: Friday, Sept. 19, at 8 p.m.; Saturday, Sept. 20, at 2:30 p.m. and 8 p.m.; and Sunday, Sept. 21, at 2:30 p.m. in the Glaize Studio Theatre. The palpable longings of this world. The sacrificial truths of being human. The coming of age of a young woman in a small Louisiana town. The performance features blues guitarist, Billy Thompson. This production contains adult language and content. Ticketed performance.

Words, Words, Words: Thursday, Sept. 18, at 8 p.m. at the Bright Box Theater. Shenandoah Conservatory’s EDGE Ensemble ignites the second New Music season with a program full of meaning and mystery. Featuring works utilizing the sampled, pre-recorded, and live human voice. This performance contains strong language. Ticketed performance.

Common Ground (Wind Ensemble): Saturday, Sept. 20, at 8 p.m. in Armstrong Concert Hall. Celebrating the 200th anniversary of the National Anthem, the Wind Ensemble performs Carolyn Bremer’s “Early Light,” highlighting themes from the Star Spangled Banner. Also featuring guest composer Kristin Kuster’s “Interior,” John Mackey’s “Aurora Awakes” inspired by U2′s “Where the Streets Have No Name” and Stephen Michael Gryc’s “Masquerade Variation on a Theme of Sergei Prokofiev.” Ticketed performance.

The Romantic Cello (Clyde Thomas Shaw, cello; and John Chernoff, piano): Sunday, Sept. 21, at 3 p.m. in Goodson Recital Hall. Performing Alexander Glazunov Chant du Ménestrel, op. 71; Nickolai Myaskovsky Sonata No. 1 in D Major, op. 12; and Sergei Rachmaninoff Sonata in G Minor, op. 19. Free performance.

For ticket availability, call the box office at 540/665-4569.

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GRADUATING IN DECEMBER? BE SURE TO MEET THIS OCT. 1 DEADLINE

If you qualify for December 2014 graduation, you must submit a graduation application on WebAdvisor before Wednesday, Oct. 1.

To access the graduation application, log in to your WebAdvisor student account and look for “Application for Graduation.” Again, all students planning to graduate in December must submit an application by Wednesday, Oct. 1.

If you’re uncertain about whether you qualify for December graduation, please review your degree audit with your adviser immediately. Students are strongly encouraged to meet with their adviser before applying to ensure eligibility for graduation. Questions? Contact Degree Audit and Conferral Specialist Valerie Taylor in the Registrar’s Office at 540/665-4537.

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THIS WEEK IN SHENANDOAH SPORTS

Volleyball and women’s soccer highlight another busy week of home events with two contests each here in Winchester between Wednesday, Sept. 17, and Sunday, Sept. 21.

Women’s Soccer (1-4-1, 1-0 ODAC): The women’s soccer team, fresh off of its first win of the season, a 9-0 victory over Randolph College Saturday, hosts Christopher Newport on Wednesday, Sept. 17, at 5 p.m. and Sweet Briar on Saturday, Sept. 20, at 1 p.m.

Please note this new time for Saturday’s ODAC contest with the Vixens.

Volleyball (8-3, 1-0 ODAC): Following a non-league contest on Wednesday, Sept. 17, at Gettysburg, coach Jaime Terenzi’s volleyball squad hosts Bridgewater on Friday, Sept. 19, and Eastern Mennonite on Saturday, Sept. 20, in a pair of important ODAC matches.

Men’s Soccer (3-3, 0-1 ODAC): Men’s soccer, like volleyball, plays on the road on Wednesday, Sept. 17, before returning home for a weekend ODAC contest.

Shenandoah plays at local rival Marymount on Wednesday, Sept. 17, and hosts Emory & Henry on Friday, Sept. 19, at 6 p.m. in its home ODAC opener.

Men’s Golf: The men’s golf team hosts its only home event of the fall season on Saturday, Sept. 20, and Sunday, Sept. 21, at Shenandoah Valley Golf Club outside of Front Royal, Virginia.

Football (1-1, 0-0 ODAC): The football team plays its second straight home game on Saturday, Sept. 20, when longtime rival Ferrum visits for a 7 p.m. non-league contest.

This is the Hornets final non-conference game of the season. The squad is off next week and begins ODAC play on Saturday, Oct. 4, at Bridgewater.

Cross Country: Cross country returns to action for the first time since the opening week of the season with the Shenandoah Valley Invitational, a meet co-hosted by Bridgewater and Eastern Mennonite.

Field Hockey (2-4, 0-0 ODAC): Field hockey plays a non-conference game at Stevenson on Saturday, Sept. 20.

Women’s Golf: The women’s golf team plays its inaugural match in program history on Saturday, Sept. 20, in Conover, North Carolina. The Hornets will be competing in the annual ODAC Preview Match hosted at Rock Barn Golf Club.

Women’s Tennis (0-0, 0-0 ODAC): Women’s tennis plays at the ITA South-Southeast Regionals in Fredericksburg this weekend. 

All home events this week will have live stats and video. Links for both can be found on the team schedule pages.

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COMP TICKET POLICY IN EFFECT FOR ALL ATHLETIC CONTESTS

Shenandoah University students with valid I.D. receive complimentary admission to all regular season athletic events. Employees (faculty and staff) receive complimentary admission for themselves and one guest to all regular season athletic contests. All students and employees must present their Shenandoah University I.D. at the ticket gate.

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