Shenandoah Honors Faculty Retirees

This spring, the university community honors four highly respected, long-term faculty members as they prepare for retirement. Professor of Music (Theory) Donald Black, M.F.A., M.A.; Director of Church Music and Professor of Music (Organ, Harpsichord) Steven Cooksey, Ph.D.; Professor of… Read More

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Scrutinizing ‘Quality’ – Obama Administration Proposes New College Ratings System

In his 2014 State of the Union Address in January, President Barack Obama reaffirmed his intention to hold U.S. colleges and universities accountable for quality and affordability. As a result, higher education institutions can expect more media dialogue and governmental… Read More

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Musical Theatre Program Director and Associate Professor of Music Theatre Jonathan Flom, M.F.A., Releases New Book

Musical Theatre Program Director and Associate Professor of Music Theatre Jonathan Flom, M.F.A., released a new book, “Act Like It’s Your Business: Branding and Marketing Strategies for Actors,” published by Scarecrow Press. “I’m particularly proud of this book because it represents… Read More

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Linde’ Hayen Herman – 1924-2013

Shenandoah Conservatory lost a dear friend and an accomplished faculty member in August. The celebrated actor and educator Lindé Hayen (Creekmore) Herman of Strasburg, Va., died on August 12, 2013. Lindé served as director of the Children’s Theatre at Shenandoah… Read More

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CREATIVE ENERGY Sparking Connections That Fuel the Future

On an overcast afternoon in August, a member of Shenandoah’s staff walked across Sarah’s Glen toward the Ohrstrom-Bryant Theatre. The air reverberated with the thrum of heavy equipment breaking rock at the construction site for the new Health & Life Sciences… Read More

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Shenandoah University celebrates the 10-year anniversary of its Global Citizenship Project (GCP)

Shenandoah University’s Global Citizenship Project (GCP) was conceived 10 years ago when the estate of Dr. Nancy Larrick Crosby, a former trustee and friend of the university, made a generous contribution to Shenandoah to use to further its mission in a meaningful… Read More

Perfecting Their Craft-11-2013

PERFECTING THEIR CRAFT Shenandoah Conservatory Prepares Artists for Careers in Film, Television and New Media

Actor, author, director and filmmaker J.J. Ruscella, M.F.A., assistant professor of theatre/acting and director of Shenandoah Conservatory’s new acting program, and his artistic colleagues are on a mission. That mission — and they choose to accept it — is to… Read More