Events

Online Registration for 2015 Fall Semester

Monday, May 25
12:00 am – 11:59 pm
Online Registration for 2015 Fall Semester opens March 23 for graduate students and students with 84.00 or more completed credits; opens March 26 for students with 54.00 to 83.99 completed credits; opens March 31 for students with 24.00 to 53.99 completed credits; and opens April 3 for students with 23.99 or fewer completed credits. (Visiting and new students use paper registration forms.) Contact Hornet Central at 540/665-4514 or hornetcentral@su.edu

Memorial Day

Monday, May 25
12:00 am – 11:59 pm
Memorial Day; classes do not meet; administrative offices are closed.

Information Session for Nursing Accelerated Second Degree Program

Friday, May 29
9:30 am – 12:00 pm
Information Session for Nursing Accelerated Second Degree Program begins with check in at 9:30 a.m. at the Health Professions Building (1775 N. Sector Lane, Winchester). Learn about admissions, financial aid, prerequisite coursework and transfer credit information. Have questions answered and enjoy a nursing facilities tour. Click Here to register or contact the Office of Admissions at 800/432-2266 or Admit@su.edu

Last Day to Apply for August Degree Conferral

Monday, June 1
12:00 am – 11:59 pm
Last Day to Apply for August Degree Conferral. Contact Hornet Central at 540/665-4514 or hornetcentral@su.edu

Open House for Transfer Students

Thursday, June 4
12:30 pm – 2:30 pm
Open House for Transfer Students begins with check in at 12:30 p.m. in the Brandt Student Center, lower level lobby. Learn about admissions, financial aid, transfer credit and meet with faculty. Enjoy campus tours, too. Click Here to register, or contact the Office of Admissions at 800/432-2266 or Admit@su.edu.

Orientation for New Students

Friday, June 5
8:00 am – 4:00 pm
Orientation for New Students begins with check in at 8 a.m. in the Brandt Student Center. This event is for all new freshman and transfer students who will attend Shenandoah in the fall. Contact Amy Sine in the Office of Enrollment Management & Student Success at 540/665-4517 or asine@su.edu

Leadership by Design

Sunday, June 14
12:00 am – 11:59 pm
Leadership by Design, hosted by the Center for Public Service & Scholarship, is a residential program for rising high school seniors from across the Commonwealth of Virginia. Contact CPSS Director Karen Schultz at kschultz@su.edu

Payment Due for Summer 2 Classes

Monday, June 15
12:00 am – 11:59 pm
Payment is Due for Summer 2 Session Classes. Contact Hornet Central at 540/665-4514 or hornetcentral@su.edu

Orientation for New Students

Friday, June 19
8:00 am – 4:00 pm
Orientation for New Students begins with check in at 8 a.m. in the Brandt Student Center. This event is for all new freshman and transfer students who will attend Shenandoah in the fall. Contact Amy Sine in the Office of Enrollment Management & Student Success at 540/665-4517 or asine@su.edu

Orientation for New Students

Monday, June 29
8:00 am – 4:00 pm
Orientation for New Students begins with check in at 8 a.m. in the Brandt Student Center. This event is for all new freshman and transfer students who will attend Shenandoah in the fall. Contact Amy Sine in the Office of Enrollment Management & Student Success at 540/665-4517 or asine@su.edu

Independence Day

Friday, July 3
12:00 am – 11:59 pm
Independence Day; classes do not meet; administrative offices are closed.

Summer 2 Classes Begin

Monday, July 6
12:00 am – 11:59 pm
Summer 2 Session Classes Begin today. Contact Hornet Central at 540/665-4514 or hornetcentral@su.edu

Orientation for New Students

Friday, July 10
8:00 am – 4:00 pm
Orientation for New Students begins with check in at 8 a.m. in the Brandt Student Center. This event is for all new freshman and transfer students who will attend Shenandoah in the fall. Contact Amy Sine in the Office of Enrollment Management & Student Success at 540/665-4517 or asine@su.edu

Information Session for Nursing Accelerated Second Degree Program

Saturday, July 11
9:00 am – 12:00 pm
Information Session for Nursing Accelerated Second Degree Program at the Northern Virginia Campus (44160 Scholar Plaza, Leesburg) begins with check in at 9 a.m. Learn about admissions, financial aid, prerequisite coursework and transfer credit information. Have questions answered and enjoy a campus tour. Click Here to register or contact the Office of Admissions at 800/432-2266 or Admit@su.edu.

National Jazz Workshop

Sunday, July 12
12:00 am – 11:59 pm
National Jazz Workshop is designed for high school students (including rising 9th graders), educators, professionals and jazz enthusiasts of all levels and abilities. This is an overnight camp with evening activities. Contact NJW Director Matt Niess via matt.niess@nationaljazzworkshop.org or visit http://nationaljazzworkshop.org

Appalachian Trail Conservancy Biennial Conference

Friday, July 17
12:00 am – 11:59 pm
Appalachian Trail Conservancy Biennial Conference, “Hiking Through History,” at Shenandoah University includes camping on the field behind the Brandt Student Center, workshops in Henkel Hall, evening presentations in Armstrong Concert Hall, registration and exhibits in Shingleton Gymnasium, receptions and musical entertainment in the BSC Ferrari Room. The Appalachian Trail Conservancy Biennial Conference is co-hosted by Potomac Appalachian Trail Club (PATC) and Mountain Club of Maryland (MCM). Some attendees will live in residence halls and dine in the Allen Dining Hall. Volunteers are needed to lead the 80-plus hikes that take place during the conference and volunteers are needed to lead excursions, help with workshops, registration and other duties. CONFERENCE IS OPEN TO THE PUBLIC. Register via www.atc2015.org

Bassoon & Oboe Camp

Tuesday, July 28
12:00 am – 11:59 pm
Bassoon & Oboe Camp, hosted by Shenandoah Conservatory and Bocal Majority Camps, is open to all middle school through high school oboe and bassoon players. Professors Ryan Romine and Stephen Key teach lessons, coach chamber music, lead masterclasses and help with reeds. Campers may choose to commute ($350) or live on campus ($695) for a chaperoned camp experience. Register via https://bocalmajority.formstack.com/forms/virginia

Summer Sessions 1 & 2 Classes End

Friday, August 14
12:00 am – 11:59 pm
Summer Sessions 1 & 2 Classes End; grades are due three business days after the final exam. Contact Hornet Central at 540/665-4514 or hornetcentral@su.edu

Fall 2015 Semester Payment Due

Saturday, August 15
12:00 am – 11:59 pm
Fall 2015 Semester Payment is due today. Avoid the drop; make your tuition payment on time. Fall 2015 registrations will be dropped if balance is not paid by today. Check your student account via WebAdvisor. Payments can be made online, too. Contact Hornet Central at 540/665-4514 or hornetcentral@su.edu

Course Design Academy, Day 1

Monday, August 17
8:00 am – 5:00 pm
Day 1.Mainly for new faculty, experienced faculty may want to join this CTL workshop as mentors or to revise their classes. This will be a practical workshop covering curriculum construction, "scaffolding" material, "flipped" classes, technology, and strategies to achieve deeper learning. Time for working on syllabi and course materials is scheduled.This is a two-day workshop scheduled for Monday, August 17 & 18. Attendance at both sessions is recommended but not mandatory. A small stipend is available for those who attend both days. Lunch will be provided.Please register HERE.Location: TBDFor more information, email ctl@su.edu. 

Course Design Academy, Day 2

Tuesday, August 18
8:00 am – 5:00 pm
Day 2.Mainly for new faculty, experienced faculty may want to join this CTL workshop as mentors or to revise their classes. This will be a practical workshop covering curriculum construction, "scaffolding" material, "flipped" classes, technology, and strategies to achieve deeper learning. Time for working on syllabi and course materials is scheduled.This is a two-day workshop scheduled for Monday, August 17 & 18.  Attendance at both sessions is recommended but not mandatory. A small stipend is available for those who attend both days. Lunch will be provided.Please register HERE.Location: TBDFor more information, email ctl@su.edu. 

New Faculty Orientation 2015-16

Friday, August 21
8:00 am – 5:00 pm
This day-long orientation will be held in Hester Auditorium on Friday, August 21. Speakers, breakout groups, and a variety of resources will round out the day. Lunch and snacks will be provided. For more information contact the Center for Teaching and Learning at ctl@su.edu.

Last Day to Register

Friday, August 28
12:00 am – 11:59 pm
Last Day to Register for 2015 fall semester classes to avoid late registration fee. Contact Hornet Central at 540/665-4514 or hornetcentral@su.edu

Fall Semester Classes Begin

Monday, August 31
12:00 am – 11:59 pm
Fall Semester Classes Begin today.

Labor Day

Monday, September 7
12:00 am – 11:59 pm
Labor Day; classes do not meet and administrative offices are closed.

Announcements

MAKE YOUR WALKING COUNT THIS SUMMER

Shenandoah University hosts the week-long Appalachian Trail Conservancy Biennial Conference in mid-July. Planning for the conference and thinking about the 2,189-mile Appalachian Trail made the Division of Student Life wonder if employees who are on campus this summer could – collectively – walk 2,189 miles.

Can we? Let’s try.

Sign up to join the “Walk the AT” team by Saturday, May 30, and then keep track of how many miles you walk each week between Monday, June 1 and Friday, July 17. A form and more details will be sent when you officially sign up. All miles will count toward the 2,189-mile total.

For reference, the track behind the Brandt Student Center is 1/4 mile; the Loudoun Street Mall is 1/3 mile from Piccadilly to Cork Street; and a lap around campus is one mile (Wade Miller Drive, LP Hill Drive, University Drive, OBT parking lot). Of course, you can use your pedometer app or Fitbit to keep track, too.

To register and make your miles count, send an email to studentlife@su.edu by May 30.

EVENTSCALENDAR@SU.EDU IS EASY TO REMEMBER, ESSENTIAL TO USE

Everyone who plans any university-related performances, athletic events, lectures, meetings or special events needs to make sure their events are on the university-wide master calendar. The master calendar lets others know about your events, helps you schedule events and helps you avoid conflicts, too.

To share your event information, you only need to remember eventscalendar@su.edu.

Send details at least three days in advance, but seven days, a few weeks or even a month are better. Then, allow at least 48 hours for the event to be added to su.edu/events. This calendar automatically generates calendar content for the daily SUN-e, the weekly Your Student Life email, the Shenandoah University app, etc.

So, use eventscalendar@su.edu whenever you’re hosting an event.

PAY ATTENTION TO THESE UPCOMING AP FISCAL YEAR-END DEADLINES

The Accounts Payable (AP) Office is preparing to close out its 2015 fiscal year books in a timely manner in order to be prepared when the auditors arrive.

The last day to request payments or reimbursements for this fiscal year, for travel, etc. that have occurred by that date, is Friday, June 5. For travel that occurs between June 5 and Tuesday, June 30, please submit paperwork as soon as possible, but no later than Monday, July 6.

Questions? Please contact AP at acctspay@su.edu.

TAKE NOTE OF THESE CAMPUS SUMMER HOURS

ALLEN DINING HALL:
The dining hall serves lunch only from 11:30 a.m. to 1 p.m., Monday through Friday (except May 15), until mid-June when on-campus summer camps and conferences begin. Continue to read SUN-e for dining hall updates.

BOX OFFICE SUMMER HOURS:
The box office in the Ohrstrom-Bryant Theatre lobby is open from 10 a.m. to 6 p.m. Tuesday through Friday, beginning May 26. The box office is also open two hours prior to each Shenandoah Summer Music Theatre performance. Regular hours resume Monday, Aug. 17. (Regular box office hours are 10 a.m. to 6 p.m. Monday through Friday and two hours before every performance.)

BRANDT STUDENT CENTER SUMMER HOURS:
The Brandt Student Center is now open 8 a.m. to 6 p.m., Monday through Friday, until Friday, Aug. 16. The Brandt Student Center is closed on Saturdays and Sundays as well as Monday, May 25 (Memorial Day), and Friday, July 3 (Independence Day). The BSC Fitness Room is also open 8 a.m. to 6 p.m. Monday through Friday.

Campus bookstore summer hours are 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. Monday through Friday, and campus mail is open from 8:30 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. Monday through Friday. Jazzman’s and the Food Court are closed during the summer months. For more information, contact studentlife@su.edu.

DEPARTMENT OF PUBLIC SAFETY
The Department of Public Safety is staffed around the clock every day throughout the year. Its office is on the ground floor of Wilkins, overlooking the big SU. Contact 540/678-4444 or safety@su.edu. In the event of an emergency, call 911.

SHENANDOAH SALVAGE CO.
The Shenandoah Salvage Co. (Cooley Hall, Room 204) is open by appointment or happenstance. Contact Alice Morgan at amorgan@su.edu.

SMITH LIBRARY
The Smith Library is open 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. Monday through Friday, and closed on weekends until May 15. Beginning Monday, May 18, the library is open 9 a.m. to 8 p.m. Monday through Thursday; 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. on Friday; 1 to 8 p.m. on Sunday; and closed Saturday.

HEALTH SCIENCES LIBRARY
The Health Sciences Library in the Health Professions Building is open 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. Monday through Friday. It is closed weekends.

WILKINS WELLNESS CENTER
The Wilkins Wellness Center is open 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. Monday through Friday. It is closed Monday, May 25, and Friday, July 3.

ADVISORS – PLEASE HAVE YOUR ADVISEES VERIFY THEIR REGISTRATION IN STUDENT PLANNING

With every new system there is a learning curve. The Registrar’s Office has heard that some students thought they had completed the registration process, when in fact, that was not the case. Please take a moment to remind your students to verify their summer and/or fall terms in Student Planning for successful registration. Your students may need to toggle to see upcoming terms. Their class schedule will appear green if successfully registered.

As online registration is now closed for summer terms, any unsuccessful or incomplete registration must be done on paper. Fall registration remains open through Friday, July 10.

As a reminder, here is a review of the steps your advisees need for Student Planning:

1) Meet with advisor
2) Add courses to plan for approval either by selecting from My Progress or searching the Course Catalog.
3) Request advisor review under the Advising tab under Plan Your Degree and Schedule and email advisor.

Once advisor has approved…

4) Choose sections for each course by clicking on the grey bar that reads “View other sections” – sections will appear in yellow on the weekly grid.
5) Click the Register Now button in the top right corner of the screen. If the registration was successful, the courses will then appear in green.

If students weren’t able to get into all of their classes and must choose other options, start again at step 2.

Please bookmark this link for the Shenandoah University Student Planning Help video. If you or your advisees have any other questions, please contact Niccole Gatliff at ngatliff@su.edu or 540/542-6508.

GCP 2016 NOW ACCEPTING APPLICATIONS

The Global Citizenship Project (GCP) 2016 application is now open to all full-time Shenandoah University students, staff and faculty. GCP is a Shenandoah University-funded, truly unique international travel and educational experience offered annually during spring break.

Applicants submit an original one-page essay describing their personal and/or professional interest in the Global Citizenship Project and how they envision sharing their experiences with others upon their return to Shenandoah University the following year.

Essays are reviewed anonymously by a selection committee of previous GCP travelers, and selectees will be announced in late October 2015. Destination countries will be revealed in November 2015. The online application deadline is Monday, Sept. 14, 2015 at noon.

STUDENT LIFE NEEDS WOODEN PICTURE FRAMES

Student Life needs wooden picture frames – any shape or size – for an arts and crafts class on Wednesday, April 29. Contact Maggie McCampbell Lien at mmccampb@su.edu and she’ll pick up your donated frame(s), or drop off the frame(s) at the Brandt Student Center Information Desk.

Sweet Tea, a downtown Winchester business that specializes in unique finds and redesigns, will lead a free “Frame Your Bloom” class from 6 p.m. to 8 p.m. Wednesday, April 29, in the Brandt Student Center. To sign up, go to Frame Your Bloom Class.

STUDENTS: HAVE YOU REGISTERED FOR FALL 2015 YET?

Undergraduate and graduate students: As you prepare to leave campus for summer break, be sure you’ve registered for your fall 2015 courses. Student-athletes and full-time undergraduate students must be registered for a minimum 12 credit hours to maintain athletic and financial aid eligibility.

After online registration closes on Friday, July 10, all new registrations and course adjustments must be done on paper and will require necessary payment before the form(s) can be processed. Students who are registered for their courses prior to July 10, will receive a billing statement and have the ability to pay their tuition and fees online before the due date of Saturday, Aug. 15. Questions? Contact Hornet Central at HornetCentral@su.edu or 540/665-4514.

THREE EARN ALL-ODAC ACCOLADES

Three members of the Shenandoah University men’s golf team have earned All-ODAC honors in selections announced at the league’s banquet on April 20, as part of championship weekend.

Head Coach Scott Singhass has been named as the Jack Jensen Coach of the Year while juniors Evan Cocke and Doc Schulte were named to the league’s first and second team, respectively.

Singhass earns the program’s first-ever Coach of the Year award after leading the Hornets to three top three finishes this season including a tie for the championship at the Glenn Heath Shipbuilders Memorial on April 13.

The Hornets have recorded three sub-300 rounds this season and had a best-ever ninth place showing at the Camp Lejeune Intercollegiate at the end of March.

Cocke won the Camp Lejeune, shooting a four-under-par 210 to win the tournament by one stroke. The Centreville, Virginia native has a 75.80 stroke average this season with three top 10 finishes including that one win.

Schulte, now a two-time All-ODAC honoree, has a 76.33 stroke average with three top 10 finishes and one sub-par round.

His best round this season was a one-under 69 in the first round of the Camp Lejeune Intercollegiate.

The squad is in the midst of competing at the 2015 ODAC Championships at the Rock Barn Golf Club in Conover, North Carolina. Monday’s opening round was suspended; the tournament picked up today, April 21, at 7:30 a.m. with the completion of the first round in addition to the final 18-hole round.

MEN’S BASKETBALL REGISTRATION OPEN

Shenandoah University Head Men’s Basketball Coach Rob Pryor announced on March 27, that registration for his 2015 summer camps are now open.

Pryor, who has just completed his fourth year as the Hornets head coach, will host two summer basketball camps for boys ages 7-16: one from Monday, June 22, through Friday, June 26, and another from Monday, August 3, through Friday, August 7.

The day camps run from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. from Monday to Thursday and 9 a.m. to noon on Friday. Lunch is included in the $165.00 camp tuition for the first four days.

For additional information, please visit the camp page or contact Pryor at 540/665-4567.

VOLLEYBALL ANNOUNCES CAMPS

Shenandoah University Head Volleyball Coach Jaime Terenzi has announced her spring and summer camp dates.

Terenzi, who has led her Hornets to three ODAC Tournament appearances in the squad’s three years of league play, will have two spring camp dates (Saturday, March 28, to Sunday, March 29; and Saturday, April 25, to Sunday, April 26) and two summer camp dates (Monday, June 29, through Thursday, July 2; and Monday, July 6, through Thursday, July 9).

For additional information or to sign up for a spring/summer camp, please click the link below.

Camp signup site

JAPANESE TEA EVENT MOVED TO 2 P.M.

The Japanese Tea Café will still be held today, Feb. 17, and is from 2 p.m. to 5 p.m. in the Brandt Student Center main hallway. Enjoy four traditional Japanese teas (white, black and two green) and Japanese cookies. FREE

BASEBALL TO HOLD COACHING CLINIC

Shenandoah University Head Baseball Coach Kevin Anderson and his staff will hold a free coaching clinic this weekend.

Anderson and assistants Bruce Cameron, Nick Sborz, Joe Bittner and Jacob Mays will hold the clinic beginning at 9:45 a.m. on Saturday, Feb. 7, in Aikens Athletic Center on the Shenandoah University campus.

Clinic topics include coaching styles, warmups, hitting and pitching techniques as well as practice and game approaches designed to maximize efficiency and success.

The clinic is designed for youth and high school baseball and softball coaches.

“My assistants do a great job of teaching the game to our players, and I know this ability will translate to the youth coaches in the area,” Anderson said. “I look forward to a great day of talking baseball.”

This clinic is offered on a bi-annual basis with the next one planned for late winter, 2017.

MOHLMANN NAMED ODAC ATHLETE OF THE WEEK

Senior Jaclyn Mohlmann has been named ODAC Athlete of the Week for women’s indoor track & field in selections announced on Feb. 2, by the league office.

Mohlmann won the indoor pentathlon on Jan. 30, at the Captains Invitational hosted by Christopher Newport, besting a 15-woman field that featured nine competitors from NCAA Divisions I and II.

Mohlmann won three of the five events in the competition and coasted home to a 93-point win.

On Jan. 31, she set a new school record in the 400 meters.

This is third time in the past two years she has earned ODAC Athlete of the Week accolades.

Mohlmann and her teammates are back in action on Sunday, Feb. 8, at the Vince Brown Invitational hosted by Christopher Newport.

MARK YOUR CALENDAR: 2015 SUMMER ORIENTATION DATES SET

The 2015 Summer Orientation dates are as follows: Friday, June 5; Friday, June 19; Monday, June 29; and Friday, July 10.

DOING RESEARCH AT SHENANDOAH? BE SURE TO GET YOUR HUMAN SUBJECT RESEARCH CERTIFICATION

Shenandoah University researchers planning to conduct studies with human subjects should attain Collaborative Institutional Training Initiative (CITI) certification in Human Subject Research. Certification information is kept on file per compliance regulations and accessed when you submit a protocol.  Certification must only be renewed every three years.

To complete your CITI certification, follow these steps:

  1. Go to www.citiprogram.org
  2. Follow the instructions for new account registration.
  3. Your registration information will be emailed to you; be sure to save this email for future reference.
  4. To complete your certification, click on “Main Menu” and follow the instructions.
  5. When you complete the course, SAVE AND PRINT your certification for your records. Your certification information will be accessed automatically by Axiom when you submit a research protocol.

A help file is available from the Center for Teaching and Learning. If you have questions about the new electronic IRB protocol submission process, contact Megan Bowers at mbowers@su.edu or the Center for Teaching and Learning at ctl@su.edu.

MEN’S BASKETBALL HOSTS BRIDGEWATER

The Shenandoah University men’s basketball team begins its final homestand of January by hosting Bridgewater College tonight, Jan. 21, in a 7 p.m. ODAC contest.

The game is the second meeting of the season between the Hornets and Eagles. On Dec. 3 in Bridgewater, BC was a 73-64 victor over Shenandoah.

The Hornets outscored their hosts 42-37 in the second half of that contest, but could not make up a 14-point halftime deficit.

Ed Reddick, who was later named ODAC Player of the Week, had 16 points and 16 rebounds for the hosts.

Xavier Alston led a 43-rebound effort for Shenandoah with 11 boards.

Today’s game is the 12th lifetime contest between Shenandoah and Bridgewater in men’s basketball with BC holding an 8-3 advantage in the all-time series.

The Eagles have won five straight including the Dec. 3 matchup and an 93-87 overtime victory in the opening round of the 2014 ODAC Tournament.

Junior Malcolm Clark leads Shenandoah with a 14.1 points per game average with newcomer Antwan Pittman hitting for 9.9 ppg.

Alston, at 7.0 rebounds per game, continues to lead the Hornets on the glass.

Reddick, a two-time ODAC PoW, averages 18.5 points and 8.8 rebounds per game. He leads the league in scoring and is third in rebounds.

Following today’s game, Shenandoah hosts Hampden-Sydney on Saturday, Jan. 24, at 4 p.m. in its final home contest of the month. The Hornets are not home again until Wednesday, Feb. 4, versus Roanoke.

NEED TO MAKE A TUITION PAYMENT? ACCESSING THE NETWORK AND INTERNET AT HPB? DISRUPTION SCHEDULED FOR DEC. 14

At 8 a.m. on Sunday, Dec. 14, Institutional Computing (IC) will complete maintenance on two components of the university’s network. As a result, students will be unable to make tuition payments online via WebAdvisor between 8 a.m. and 10 a.m. that morning.

IC also expects a 15 minute disruption to network and Internet service at the Health Professions Building (HPB) sometime between 8 a.m. and 9 a.m.

Questions about the IC maintenance should be directed to Associate Director of Network Technology & Infrastructure Ken Lambert at klambert@su.edu. Students with questions relating to tuition payments should contact Hornet Central at 540/665-4514 or HornetCentral@su.edu.

CONGRATULATIONS TO THESE SHENANDOAH ‘STEP UP STARS’

Through the Step Up Star Employee Recognition Program, the following individuals were recently recognized for outstanding service or care for others in our community: Tamiya Earley, Spiritual Life; Joan Hicks, Physical Plant; Missy Luttrell, School of Pharmacy; Belinda Mook, Physical Plant; and Kerri Nassano, Bulk Mail/Copy Center.

The Step Up Star Employee Recognition program provides a way for staff, faculty, students and other members of the surrounding community to step up, take action to acknowledge university colleagues who provide outstanding service or care to individuals throughout our campus and beyond.

Acknowledgements may be submitted electronically or by completing a Star Card (available at the Brandt Student Center Information Desk), which is sent to the Staff Council Awards & Events Committee. The committee will notify the individuals to be acknowledged, and Step Up Stars will be announced each month in SUN-e.

Want more information about the program? Contact staffcouncil@su.edu.

UNIVERSITY TO HOST RENOWNED INTERNATIONAL SAXOPHONE SYMPOSIUM ON JAN. 9 & 10

After 35 years in Washington, D.C., the U.S. Navy Band has moved its International Saxophone Symposium to Shenandoah University’s main campus.

Hundreds of saxophonists from across the country and around the world will meet in Winchester on Friday, Jan. 9, and Saturday, Jan. 10, for the largest-attended saxophone event in the world. They will perform and listen to recitals and lectures, try out instruments and purchase music, and hear the industry’s most prominent saxophonists at their craft.

During this event, the university community should expect a large crowd on campus and should note that parking may be especially tight.

The International Saxophone Symposium begins Friday, Jan. 9, at 2 p.m. with registration and events in Armstrong Concert Hall until 5 p.m. That evening, the U.S. Navy Band will perform with guest artists Vincent David from the Conservatoire Regional de Versailles (France), Michael Ibrahim and James Houlik. This performance will be held in the Patsy Cline Theater at John Handley High School at 8 p.m.

Events will be held on campus from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. on Saturday, Jan. 10, and  an 8 p.m. concert that evening features the U.S. Navy Commodores Big Band and guest artists the Miami Saxophone Quartet (also in the Patsy Cline Theater at John Handley High School).

All events are free and open to the public. Scheduling information can be found at http://www.navyband.navy.mil/Saxophone_Symposium.shtml. Questions? Contact Professor of Saxophone Timothy Roberts, D.M.A., at troberts3@su.edu.

SAAC COMPLETES CANNED FOOD DRIVE

The Shenandoah University Student-Athlete Advisory Committee (SAAC) did its part to give back this holiday season by contributing the proceeds from its recent canned food drive to the annual ‘Camping for Hunger’ food drive held by The River 95.3 FM.

For the fifth straight year, the Shenandoah University SAAC and The River 95.3, the flagship radio station for the athletic department, teamed up on their annual canned food drive initiatives.

This year, The River 95.3 donated 23,000 lbs. of food and more than $3,000 to C-CAP of Warren County.

Of that total, the Shenandoah University SAAC collected 1242 cans, an average of 2.74 cans per student-athlete.

In a separate departmental contest, the 11 women’s teams defeated the 10 men’s teams by collecting 3.96 cans per student-athlete to 2.32 for the men.

“I want to thank all of my fellow student-athletes,” said SAAC President Liz Bereit ’15. Bereit, a two-year co-captain of the women’s lacrosse team, is in her first year as SAAC President.

“Our student-athletes worked hard on this initiative,” said SAAC co-advisor Lindsey Lutz. “This is a great tradition that we have established and I know it makes the student-athletes feel good to give back to the community that gives so much to them.”

BASEBALL NAMES CAPTAINS

Shenandoah University Head Baseball Coach Kevin Anderson announced the leadership group for his program on Dec. 9.

Anderson, who is preparing for his 12th season as the skipper of the baseball program, announced that seniors Corbin Lucas and Matt Riegler, as well as junior Ricky Pardo, have been selected as co-captains for the 2015 team.

Additionally, eight players have been selected to represent their respective classes within the team’s leadership structure.

JJ McDaniel and Nolan Potts will represent the seniors, Billy Arens and Darrell Thompson the juniors, Tyler Hott and Jacob Loew the sophomores and Jordan Edlund and Mattison Hendershot the freshmen.

“We have found that this structure works the best for us,” Anderson said. “The student-athletes have ownership of the program and it generally makes everything run smoother. I look forward to working with all of these young men this coming season.”

The nine upperclassmen selected have a combined seven All-Conference honors and an average GPA of 3.43.

Eight of the nine earned Dean’s List honors last spring.

“These players are true student-athletes,” Anderson said. “I can think of no better example of how to succeed academically and athletically than these guys.”

Shenandoah opens the 2015 campaign on Saturday, Feb. 14, with a non-league doubleheader versus Misericordia.

GALIPEAU-KONATE RECEIVES INTERNATIONAL EDUCATION AWARD

Director of International Programs Bethany Galipeau-Konate, D.Prof., received the Harold Josephson Award for Professional Promise in International Education from the Association of International Education Administrators (AIEA).

The award recognizes her ongoing work in the field of international education, as well as the contributions of her dissertation, “An investigation of the long-term impacts of a short-term education abroad program on global citizenship outcomes,” which draws on data from the Global Citizenship Project.

Galipeau-Konate will receive an honorarium and will present her work at the AIEA Conference in Washington, D.C., which runs from Monday, Feb. 16, through Wednesday, Feb. 18.

UNIVERSITY RECOGNIZED FOR ITS EFFORTS IN GENERAL EDUCATION

Shenandoah University is part of a consortium of five institutions to receive a 30-month, $280,000 grant from the Teagle Foundation. The grant, “The C5 Consortium for a More Compelling and Coherent Liberal Arts Curriculum,” supports the institutions in creating curricula whose goals, pathways, and outcomes are clear to students.

Shenandoah’s project, led by Director of General Education and First-Year Seminar Amy Sarch, Ph.D., will strengthen the general education program by being more deliberate about what courses are included. In addition, Going Global First-Year Seminar will serve as a model to incorporate such high-impact practices as learning communities, common intellectual experiences, and diversity and global learning, that have been shown to increase student engagement.

The other schools in the consortium include Virginia Wesleyan, Davis and Elkins, St. Augustine and Eckerd, with Virginia Wesleyan coordinating the project proposal and serving as the fiscal agent for the grant.

The New York-based Teagle Foundation works to support and strengthen liberal education, acting as a catalyst for improvement in teaching and learning in the arts and sciences. The grant to the consortium, including Shenandoah University, was among 15 grants awarded by the Foundation this month and totaling more than $1.7 million.

DELANEY NAMED ALL-REGION

D3football.com named Sophomore Cedrick Delaney as third team All-South Region in selections announced on Dec. 8.

Delaney, who was previously named first team All-ODAC, led the ODAC this season with 1,239 yards rushing on 199 attempts.

He had eight rushing touchdowns and an additional two receiving.

Delaney cracked the 100-yard barrier in seven of 10 games this season, including an ODAC and Shenandoah University record 321 yards on 41 carries in week 10 versus Emory and Henry.

He was later named both ODAC Player of the Week and to the D3football.com Team of the Week for his efforts versus the Wasps.

Delaney is the 11th player in program history to earn D3football.com All-Region honors.

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