Attention all Shenandoah University employees: A single monetary donation can help multiple causes in our community and enter you for a chance to win one of several giveaways. Lunch parties will be awarded to the department that donates the most money and the department that has the highest percentage of giving.

Shenandoah University will gather donations through Friday, Nov. 21, for the United Way of Northern Shenandoah Valley’s annual fundraising campaign. With your support, our university community can assist a diverse group of nonprofit organizations to aid community education, income and health.

These organizations include Big Brothers/Big Sisters, Habitat for Humanity, AIDS Response Effort (ARE), National Alliance on Mental Illness (NAMI), WATTS and many more. All donations are distributed by the United Way to nonprofit agencies. However, you can designate your gift to a specific agency.

If you have not yet received a pledge form, please pick one up in the Athletic Department Office in the lobby of Shingleton Hall. Then, return the form and payment to the Athletic Department Office, Attention Doug Zipp by Nov. 21. Questions? Contact Director of Intercollegiate Athletics Doug Zipp dzipp@su.edu or 540/665-4566.

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Missed Homecoming 2014? Want to reminisce about last weekend? The Homecoming 2014 video is now online, so click here to witness the sights and sounds of the big weekend!

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The Oct. 30 edition of SUN-e indicated an incorrect date for an upcoming business school event. Maurice Jones, secretary of commerce and trade for the State of Virginia, will speak at Shenandoah University’s Harry F. Byrd, Jr. School of Business at 5:30 p.m. on Tuesday, Nov. 18, in Halpin-Harrison Hall, Stimpson Auditorium.

The event is free and open to the public. A 5 p.m. reception precedes the 5:30 p.m. presentation. The event is hosted by The Harry F. Byrd, Jr. School of Business Distinguished Lecture Series. For more information, contact Donna Fazio at 540/665-4572 or dfazio@su.edu.

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The Wilkins Wellness Center, in conjunction with the Virginia Department of Health (VDH), will offer free STD testing on Wednesday, Nov. 19, at the Wilkins Wellness Center. This is a confidential urine test; testing will done by VDH staff members, and only VDH staff will know your test results.

The appointment takes about 15 minutes. To schedule an appointment, call Director of Health Services Ron Stickley at 540/665-5483 or stop by the Wellness Center located in Racey Hall. Appointments will not be scheduled by email, and please do not leave a phone message, as there is specific information that must be collected during the registration process.

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The Psychology Club will host a Practicum Night on Thursday, Nov. 6, at 5:30 p.m. in Halpin-Harrison Hall, Room 106. Psychology professors will speak about each of the practicums they offer and what one must do to register if interested.

This is open to anyone, not strictly Psychology Club members. Anyone and everyone is welcome, and free food is provided. If you are interested in attending or want more information, contact Psychology Club President Darlena Poling at dpoling11@su.edu.

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Junior Danielle Burris is a now a candidate for Academic All-America honors in All-District selections announced on Oct. 30 by the College Sports Information Directors of America (CoSIDA).

Burris, a 3.98 student as a Kinesiology/Pre-Physical Therapy major, was named to the Capital One All-District V first team in voting conducted by CoSIDA.

As a first team member, Burris now moves on to the national ballot for Academic All-America consideration.

Should she be selected, the Cooksville, Maryland, native would become the 14th student-athlete in school history, and second women’s soccer player, to earn Academic All-America honors.

Shenandoah has had at least one student-athlete in each of the past eight years named Academic AA.

To be eligible for Academic All-America honors, student-athletes must have at least a 3.3 GPA on a 4.0 scale and be a starter or important reserve on their team. Nominees are voted on in one of eight national districts by CoSIDA members with first team All-District honorees moving on to the national ballot for Academic All-America consideration.

This season, Burris leads the Hornets with seven goals and four assists for 18 points. She earned third team All-ODAC honors last season.

The team captain was named to the Stellar One ODAC All-Sportsmanship last season as well as earning Academic All-State honors.

She is a member of the Alpha Chi and Alpha Lambda Delta honor societies in addition to holding membership in the Shenandoah University Health and Life Sciences Club. Off-campus, Burris is involved in Habitat for Humanity and Hungry Hearts, volunteers at the Salvation Army and Bass-Hoover Elementary School and as a reading mentor at Quarles Elementary School.

The Academic All-America team will be announced next month.

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Have you seen the President’s Report yet? This 2014 Year in Review gives a snapshot of the many accomplishments and successes of Shenandoah University throughout the past year.

Read details about Shenandoah’s campaign to raise awareness of its presence in the region through the “University AND you” spring 2014 campaign; learn about the expansion of graduate health professions programs in Northern Virginia; hear from the university’s newest dean, Timothy Ford, Ph.D., dean of the School of Health Professions; and find out how Shenandoah has partnered with the local community in recent months.

There’s so much more included in the President’s Report, so take a closer look today at http://shenandoahandyou.com/presidents-report/.

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Need a tutor for music theory courses? You’re in luck. Drop-in tutoring for this subject is now available on Monday and Wednesday evenings from 7 p.m. to 9 p.m. in Ruebush Hall, Room 243. Tutors can assist with several undergraduate MUTC courses including MUTC 099, MUTC 101, Chromatic, Diatonic, Theory for Music Theatre, Ear Training, Twentieth Century, Form and Analysis and remedial Theory for graduate students. Questions? Contact Erin Beaupre at 540/665-4928 or ebeaupre@su.edu.

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The Shenandoah University field hockey team completed its regular season on Oct. 29, with a 2-1 ODAC victory over Eastern Mennonite.

Shenandoah (11-6, 6-2 ODAC) ties a program record for victories in a season with the win over the Royals (4-14, 2-6).

Coach Ashley Smeltzer-Kraft‘s club had to rally for the win, however, as EMU scored the game’s initial goal in the 22nd minute.

Jenessa Derstine tallied that goal for the Royals, poking a rebound past Shenandoah keeper Jenna Rampale to give the visitors the early lead.

Shenandoah, outshot 5-2 in the opening stanza, turned up the heat following the break, taking four of the six shots in the final 35 minutes.

The last of those shots, by senior Ashley Cross with just 1:56 remaining, put the Hornets on top to stay.

Cross knocked in her team leading 12th goal of the year as freshman Elizabeth Pardo slid her feed right across the goalmouth to the waiting Cross, who only had to tap the shot over the line for the game-winner.

Pardo had brought the game back to level in the 56th minute when she redirected a Moriah Woods feed from the right corner.

Pardo, camped on the left post, only had to deflect the shot in to tie the game.

Rampale had three saves with Alana Meadows helping her out with two defensive stops.

The Hornets now move on to the ODAC Tournament beginning on Saturday, Nov. 1.

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The Shenandoah University men’s soccer team completed its season on Oct. 29, with a 2-0 ODAC victory over visiting Randolph-Macon.

The win pushes Shenandoah (5-12-1, 2-8-1 ODAC) past the Yellow Jackets (4-13, 2-9) for 10th place in the league standings.

The fifth win of the season also matches the combined win total of the past three seasons.

Nate Long scored what proved to be the game-winner as his header of a Jonathan Mitchell pass snuck just inside the left post in the 75th minute.

With 17 seconds left in the extremely physical contest, Shenandoah was awarded a direct kick just outside the 18-yard box.

Seamus Doherty took full advantage, ripping his waist-high shot past Macon keeper Michael Bly for the final goal of the game.

The Hornets played the final 11 minutes with a man advantage as R-MC was issued the first of its two red cards at the 79:02 mark.

Following the final whistle, an additional red was issued to the ‘Jackets.

Shenandoah outshot its visitors 12-5 while Macon took three of the game’s four corners.

The 2015 Shenandoah schedule will be announced in early spring

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