The Shenandoah Conservatory Arts Academy (SCAA) will offer a free trial of its Barre Fusion Class tomorrow, Oct. 25, at 10 a.m. This class is a total body workout that is Pilates-based and dance-amplified. A familiarity with Barre and Pilates exercises is recommended but not essential. Beginners are welcome. Questions? Call the SCAA at 540/665-4602 or email The SCAA is located at the John Kerr Building (203 S. Cameron Street, Winchester).

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You will not be able to enter or exit the university via University Drive beginning at 5:30 p.m. on Thursday, Oct. 30, as a result of the repaving process for the realigned Millwood Avenue.

On Thursday, Oct. 30, the realigned Millwood Avenue (from the intersection of Jubal Early Drive and Apple Blossom Drive to the intersection of Millwood Avenue and Pleasant Valley Road) will close beginning at 7 p.m. for repaving. This section of road will be closed throughout the night to allow for the completion of the process. Millwood Avenue and the University Drive entrance will reopen at approximately 7 a.m.

In order to cross Millwood Avenue on foot during the repaving process, pedestrians must utilize the crosswalk at the intersection of Millwood Avenue and Pleasant Valley Road (in front of Sheetz and Halpin-Harrison Hall).

The paving is weather dependent, and the rain date for paving is Friday, Oct. 31. Questions? Contact Physical Plant Director Barry Schnoor at

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Love vinyl? Still have your turntable? The Smith Library has hundreds of vinyl LP recordings for sale. Most are classical, with some jazz and pop/rock mixed in; many are boxed sets. These recordings have been withdrawn from the library collection, so the condition varies depending on usage. Price is $1 per disc, and the sale is taking place in Smith Library’s Media Center on the third floor.

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Nursing Instructor Presents to United Nations at the Women Leaders Forum

Lisa Darsch, M.S.N., RN, an adjunct clinical instructor for the Eleanor Wade Custer School of Nursing, recently presented a talk to the United Nations on funding entrepreneurs in emerging markets.

The founder of Zero Mothers Die invited Darsch to present as part of the Women Leaders Forum. Zero Mothers Die is a global partnership initiative to save the lives of pregnant women, new mothers and their babies. The group’s aim is to reduce maternal mortality by putting mobile technologies in the hands of these women. In doing so, they hope to increase their access to healthcare and information to have a healthy pregnancy and childbirth.

The organization acts as a safety net, providing mobile phones to pregnant women in Ghana, Mali, Tanzania and Zambia. The phone comes with 30 minutes of airtime for the mother to call a physician for advice on issues with her pregnancy. The phone is also used as a management tool to allow the organization to locate the mother in cases where she is in need of specialized care.

Darsch’s connection to Africa comes from her work with entrepreneurs in Europe in the life sciences area, as well as prior missions trips to the continent. She works closely with several international organizations on projects in her subject matter expertise, including the World Health Organization, the United Nations, Zero Mothers Die, Universal Doctor, Global eHealth Consultants, the African Development Association and the European Venture Philanthropy Association as well as her own organization, CEO Collaborative Forum, which is based in Barcelona, Spain.

For those with an interest in international health, as well as the creation of policy and the implementation process, Darsch will lead a Global Experiential Learning (GEL) trip in May 2015 to Switzerland, to visit and be involved in the World Health Assembly hosted by the United Nations and the World Health Organization in Geneva. For more information on this trip, contact Darsch at

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The Career Services Office will provide transportation to the University of Virginia (UVA) Fall Job and Internship Fair on Wednesday, Oct. 29.  A van will leave Cooley Hall at 8 a.m. that day and return at approximately 5 p.m.

The UVA Fall Job and Internship Fair attracts more than 100 corporations, nonprofit organizations and government agencies. You don’t want to miss this opportunity to meet employers in person, learn about different organizations and positions, and talk with employers about your experiences. The Fall Job and Internship Fair is the perfect place to make a good first impression and start networking your way to a career. Click here for a list of employers.

If you are interested in attending, please contact the Career Services Office at or 540/665-5412 to reserve a spot. Space is limited to nine students on a first come, first served basis. For more information, visit the UVA Fall Job and Internship Fair website.

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Due to a scheduling conflict, an upgrade to the Self Service application server, originally scheduled for Thursday, Oct. 23, has been changed to Monday, Oct. 27. The upgrade will begin at noon on that day.

While the upgrade takes place, you will not be able to install software on your Mac using the Self Service application. It is expected that the upgrade will be complete and Self Service back online by 5 p.m. on Oct. 27.

If you need assistance with a software installation during the outage, please contact the Help Desk at 540/665-5555 or You may also monitor the Institutional Computing (IC) Help Desk Facebook page for status updates.

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“American Textures,” a documentary film by director Arnd Wächter, will be shown at 6 p.m. on Monday, Oct. 27, in the Brandt Student Center, Ferrari Room. It is free and open to the public. Wächter will be an attendance, too, and a question-and-answer session is scheduled after the movie.

“American Textures” is a feature documentary that follows six American youth of Latino, Caucasian and African-American backgrounds as they travel together through North Carolina, Georgia and South Carolina. Together, they develop the courage, skills and trust to have frank conversations about issues of race, class and culture in the U.S. Their shared travel experiences, shared emotions and shared discoveries about each other become the doorway to deepen our understanding of the others and society.

Members of the Shenandoah and Winchester communities are invited to see this extraordinary film. Bring your dinner if you like. Desserts, coffee and tea provided. Contact Interim Associate Director of Student Engagement for Intercultural Programs Maggie McCampbell Lien at 540/535-3531 or

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The Shenandoah University women’s soccer team turned in a top five all-time performance on Oct. 22, in an 11-0 ODAC victory over Hollins.

The 11 goals scored is the fifth best game total in program history for Shenandoah (7-9-1, 7-4 ODAC) and the most scored since the Hornets joined the ODAC prior to the 2012 season.

Sophomore Averi Rosena scored just 2:11 into the contest to give Shenandoah all of the offense it would need versus Hollins (0-14, 0-10).

The Hornets added first half goals in the third, 23rd, 31st, 33rd and 45th minutes to take a 6-0 lead into the halftime locker room.

Freshman Rebecca Angerome, who made one save in 22:18 of action in the goal, had a natural hat trick in a span of 7:53 midway through the second half.

Angerome was one of 11 women who registered at least one point in the victory.

Shenandoah outshot its hosts 59-2 and took all five corner kicks.

Sophomore Erin Septer, who played the initial 30:17 in the goal, matched Angerome with one save.

Nicole Pratt played the middle 37:25 and did not have to make a save.

Coach Liz Pike‘s team completes its regular season on Friday, Oct. 24, with a 5 p.m. home contest against Roanoke. A win will clinch fifth place in the regular season race for Shenandoah.

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The Fall 2014 issue of Shenandoah magazine has just been released and will hit mailboxes next week, but why wait for your hard copy when you can have a sneak peek via the online version? Click here to visit Shenandoah e-magazine, which includes original magazine content as well as additional video footage.

Celebrate Shenandoah’s newly completed Health & Life Sciences Building and learn about some of its signature features; discover the why the university, in partnership with Northern Virginia-based health system Inova, renovated space in the university’s Northern Virginia Campus-Scholar Plaza facility to accommodate expanded graduate programs in OT, PT and PA studies; and discover how the Shenandoah AND You campaign is raising awareness of our university throughout Northern Virginia and Washington, D.C.

Tell us your story. Do you have information to share? If you have news or faculty accomplishments, we’re now gathering information for the next online issue, which will cover news, faculty accomplishments and stories occurring from September through November. Please send your news to by Monday, Dec. 1. Questions? Contact Managing Editor Cathy Loranger at or 540/665-4510.

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Institutional Computing (IC) will host a Computer Sale and Auction on Friday, Oct. 24, at 2 p.m. outside of the IC Help Desk, located in Howe Hall. IC will offer IBM desktops and laptops, as well as Macintosh computers for sale. 2010 iMLearning MacBook Pros will also be sold with prices ranging from $382 to $450.  IC also has an assortment of Apple mobile devices for sale.

Please note the sale/auction is only for university faculty and staff. All equipment is sold “as is,” all sales are final, and you must be present to make purchases. Only cash and check payments are accepted. For more information about the sale and auction, IC requests you email Please do not call the Help Desk regarding the sale.

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