Events

Bands in the Basement

Saturday, January 31
10:00 pm – 1:00 am
Bands in the Basement begins at 10 p.m. in the Health & Life Sciences Building basement. Tonight, Cellar opens for Planeview. This is the second Bands in the Basement concert; on Saturday, Jan. 24, Poncho Motel opens for Sono Lumini. Only one outside guest per SU student allowed. You must show a valid SU I.D. at the door. No outside beverages or backpacks are allowed in the venue. Contact studentlife@su.edu FREE

Carpool to Sacred Heart Catholic Church

Sunday, February 1
10:45 am – 12:30 pm
Carpool to Sacred Heart Catholic Church with fellow students. Meet at 10:45 a.m. at the Brandt Student Center main entrance; arrive for 11:15 a.m. mass. Contact Catholic Campus Ministry President John “Tyler” Garner at jgarner11@su.edu FREE

Sigma Alpha Iota Mocktails & Ice-Breakers

Sunday, February 1
2:00 pm – 4:00 pm
Sigma Alpha Iota Mocktails & Ice-Breakers is from 2 to 4 p.m. in Ruebush Hall, Room 146. All women who are interested in service, music and sisterhood are invited to learn more about SAI, the women’s music fraternity. Contact Vice President of Membership Jessica Granholm at jgranhol11@su.edu

Super Bowl XLIX Party

Sunday, February 1
6:00 pm – 10:30 pm
Super Bowl XLIX Party begins at 6 p.m. in the Brandt Student Center Game Room. (Kick-off is set for 6:30 p.m.) Free pizza and wings will be served and the game is on all TVs. Study your Super Bowl trivia in advance. Naming all the teams that have won the Super Bowl is worth $25. Naming all 47 Super Bowl winners – in correct order – is worth $50. They’ll be other prizes for other trivia questions. Contact studentlife@su.edu. FREE

Alma Mater Music Video Contest Voting

Monday, February 2
8:00 am – 5:00 pm
Alma Mater Music Video Contest Voting ends at 5 p.m. today and the top three videos will be announced. On Jan. 26, students from across the university submitted music videos of our school song – “Shenandoah” by Fred Dreher and Stuart Moore – in a variety of styles. Videos are posted on the Student Life Facebook page, and voting is by “likes” ONLY on the Shenandoah University Student Life page. (Videos shared on other pages to garner more “likes” will be disqualified.) Contact studentlife@su.edu

BSU Fashion Show Tickets

Monday, February 2
11:00 am – 5:00 pm
“Fifty Shades of Grey” Fashion Show Tickets are on sale between 11 a.m. and 5 p.m. in the Brandt Student Center. Tickets are $3 for SU students and employees; $5 for non-SU individuals. Tickets at the door are $7 and $20. This year’s Black Student Union fashion show supports the [Not Just] Women’s Center to promote desirable, healthy relationships. A portion of the show’s proceeds benefit the Henry & William Evans Home. Go to https://www.facebook.com/50shadesfashionshow or contact fashion show coordinator Muslima Musawwir at mmusawwi11@su.ed

Alpha Lambda Delta Information Session

Monday, February 2
5:00 pm – 6:00 pm
Alpha Lambda Delta Information Session for newly invited members is at 5 p.m. in the Brandt Student Center, Room 120. Refreshments are provided and ALD officers will answer questions and share information about the benefits of joining this freshman honor society. New members will be inducted on Sunday, Feb. 22. Contact Director of Learning Resources & Services Holli Phillips at 540/665-4928 or hphillip@su.edu

Zumba Class

Monday, February 2
6:00 pm – 7:00 pm
Zumba Class with instructor Sabrina Welzer begins at 6 p.m. in the Brandt Student Center, Borden Student Associations Center, (Room 123). Zumba is a variety of simple, easy-to-follow dance movements. Classes are open to SU students and employees of all skill or fitness levels. Bring water. Contact recsports@su.edu FREE

Alice in Wonderland Tea Party SAI Recruitment

Monday, February 2
6:00 pm – 8:00 pm
Alice in Wonderland Tea Party: Fairytale Recruitment is from 6 to 8 p.m. in Brandt Student Center Room 115. Sigma Alpha Iota is serving tea, snacks and card games for women who are interested in service, music and sisterhood. Learn more about SAI, the women’s music fraternity. Contact Vice President of Membership Jessica Granholm at jgranhol11@su.edu

Mandatory Meeting for Skiing & Snowboarding Trip

Monday, February 2
8:00 pm – 9:00 pm
Mandatory Meeting for Skiing & Snowboarding Trip begins at 8 p.m. in Brandt Student Center, Room 120. All students who are going on the trip to Snowshoe Resort, Feb. 6 through 8, are required to attend. Contact Assistant Director of Student Engagement for Recreation & Fitness Programs Kyle Farrell at 540/665-4790 or recsports@su.edu.

Hatha Yoga Class

Tuesday, February 3
6:00 pm – 7:00 pm
Hatha Yoga Class with instructor Tammy Battista begins at 6 p.m. in the Brandt Student Center, Borden Student Associations Center, (Room 123). Hatha yoga consists of movement and physical postures, breath and meditation. Classes are open to SU students and employees of all skill or fitness levels. Bring water, a towel and a mat. Contact recsports@su.edu FREE

Estudiantes Unidos Meeting

Tuesday, February 3
6:00 pm – 7:00 pm
Estudiantes Unidos Meeting begins at 6 p.m. in the Brandt Student Center Room 114. The meeting is open to all students of different backgrounds and ethnicities. Contact student Maribel Cayetano at mcayetan13@su.edu

Equestrian Club Interest Meeting

Tuesday, February 3
6:00 pm – 7:00 pm
Equestrian Club Interest Meeting begins at 6 p.m. in Brandt Student Center Room 118. Discuss future events, local riding opportunities and other horse-related information. Everyone is welcome. Find “Equestrian Club at SU” on Facebook. Contact Rachel Sepelyak at rsepelya@su.edu

Fairytale Game Night: SAI Recruitment

Tuesday, February 3
6:30 pm – 8:30 pm
Fairytale Game Night: SAI Recruitment is from 6:30 to 8:30 p.m. in Brandt Student Center Room 118. The sisters of Sigma Alpha Iota hosts a night of games based on our favorite fairytales for women who are interested in service, music and sisterhood. Learn more about SAI, the women’s music fraternity. Contact Vice President of Membership Jessica Granholm at jgranhol11@su.edu

The “Q” in Question

Tuesday, February 3
9:00 pm – 10:00 pm
The “Q” in Question, a discussion about Christianity, sexual orientation and gender identity, begins at 9 p.m. at the Winchester home of DeLyn and Sarah Celec. This is a four-week series of discussions – Tuesday nights in February – though attendance at all four is not required. This discussion is open to Shenandoah students. This discussion may not be for you if your faith tradition requires you to be intolerant of LGBTQ persons, Christian persons or both. Contact Campus Minister DeLyn Celec at dcelec@su.edu for more information, including directions to her home and ride sharing. FREE

Sweet Treat Wednesday

Wednesday, February 4
11:00 am – 1:00 pm
Sweet Treat Wednesday begins at 11 a.m. in the Brandt Student Center Game Room. Students can pick up “Popcorn Monkey” buffalo wing, confetti, sea salt & cracked pepper and Hot Monkey Love popcorn while supply lasts. Contact studentlife@su.edu FREE

Zumba Class

Wednesday, February 4
6:00 pm – 7:00 pm
Zumba Class with instructor Cindee Steele begins at 6 p.m. in the Brandt Student Center, Borden Student Associations Center, (Room 123). The combination of low and high-intensity movements set to Latin and World rhythms feels more like an hour-long dance party. Classes are open to SU students and employees of all skill or fitness levels. Bring water. Contact recsports@su.edu FREE

Basketball vs Roanoke

Wednesday, February 4
7:00 pm – 9:00 pm
Basketball vs Roanoke, Shingleton Gym, 7pm

Black Student Union Meeting

Wednesday, February 4
7:00 pm – 8:00 pm
Black Student Union Meeting begins at 7 p.m. in the Brandt Student Center, Room 123 (Borden Student Associations Center). Contact BSU President Victoria Gilliam at vgilliam12@su.edu

Wynton Marsalis’ “Blues Symphony”

Wednesday, February 4
8:00 pm – 10:00 pm
Wynton Marsalis’ “Blues Symphony,” performed by the Shenandoah Conservatory Symphony Orchestra, is premiered at 8 p.m. at the Music Center at Strathmore in North Bethesda, Md. The performance of this seven-movement work composed for symphony orchestra is presented in partnership with Washington Performing Arts. Tickets through Capital Performances are $10 for Shenandoah Conservatory students. Conservatory faculty may purchase tickets in the Balcony Section for $20 (40% savings) or the Orchestra Section for $30 (35% savings). Transportation is provided. Tickets are now available for purchase at the Box Office located in the Ohrstrom-Bryant Theatre. To ensure the discounted rate, purchase your ticket before Tuesday, Dec. 23. Limited availability. Visit www.washingtonperformingarts.org for tickets.

Wednesday Night Live

Wednesday, February 4
10:00 pm – 11:00 pm
Wednesday Night Live, a student-led worship service, begins at 10 p.m. in Goodson Chapel/Recital Hall. Contact spirituallife@su.edu

Meditation Class

Thursday, February 5
6:00 pm – 7:00 pm
Meditation Class with instructor Jake White begins at 6 p.m. in the Brandt Student Center, Borden Student Associations Center, (Room 123). The class includes a guided meditation, self-reflection and group sharing to lead to a greater sense of purpose, freedom, focus and creativity in our lives. Classes are open to SU students and employees of all skill or fitness levels. Bring water, a towel and a mat. Contact recsports@su.edu FREE

Harambee Gospel Choir

Thursday, February 5
9:00 pm – 10:00 pm
Harambee Gospel Choir rehearsal at 9 p.m. in Goodson Chapel / Recital Hall is open to all students – singers, musicians, dancers – who have a passion for gospel music. Contact student director Alex Moore at amoore12@su.edu

Skiing & Snowboarding Trip

Friday, February 6
12:00 am – 11:59 pm
Skiing & Snowboarding Trip to Snowshoe Resort – Feb. 6 through 8 – is open to the first 20 students who sign up. Cost is $150 per person and includes transportation, two nights of lodging, two days of lift tickets and two days of equipment rentals. Bring your own money for meals or pack your meals. There is a mandatory meeting for all participants at 8 p.m. Monday, Feb. 2, in Brandt Student Center Room 120. Register via http://goo.gl/forms/aDVvSsXvQs Contact Assistant Director of Student Engagement for Recreation & Fitness Programs Kyle Farrell at 540/665-4790 or recsports@su.edu.

First Friday in Old Town

Friday, February 6
6:00 pm – 9:00 pm
First Friday in Old Town begins at 6 p.m. when shops along the Loudoun Street walking mall stay open until 9 p.m., host musicians and artists, and offer First Friday specials. Go to www.oldtownwinchesterva.com

Announcements

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.

TAKE A LOOK AT THESE UPDATES TO THE UNDERGRADUATE AND GRADUATE CATALOGS

Addenda to the 2014-2015 Undergraduate and Graduate Catalogs have been posted on the Shenandoah University website.

Updates and corrections to the Undergraduate Catalog include: admission of international students; credit hour; alternative means of earning credit; and privacy policy for distance education students. For the Undergraduate Addendum, click here.

Updates and corrections to the Graduate Catalog include: admission of international students; privacy policy for distance education students; School of Health Professions dean and directors new locations; and Eleanor Wade Custer School of Nursing program titles reflecting “Post Graduate” now instead of “Post-Masters.” For the Graduate Addendum, click here.

Please download as a supplement to the current catalogs. Questions? Please contact Registrar Elizabeth White at 540/665-4914 or ewhite2@su.edu.

ARTS EDUCATION GRANTS AVAILABLE

The Marion Park Lewis Foundation (MPLF) has announced guidelines for its annual individual and organizational grants. Applications must be postmarked no later than March 14, 2015, for projects that occur from June 1, 2015, through May 31, 2016.

The foundation is interested in projects that actively engage participants in developing their artistic skills or that uniquely enhance the art experience within the community. Shenandoah University and a number of its faculty have received MPLF grants in the past. Complete instructions and grant application forms are available at www.mplf-arts.org.

Shenandoah University requires institutional approval for any organizational grant application. Please contact Kelly Nemzek in the Office of Grant Support at knemzek@su.edu for guidance if you are interested in applying.

BASEBALL LEADS ODAC POLL

The No. 17/20 Shenandoah University baseball team is the preseason selection to win it all in the Old Dominion Athletic Conference in poll results released on Jan. 29, by the conference office.

The Hornets, coming off of a 33-11 season that saw the squad earn the No. 1 seed at both the ODAC Tournament and the Demorest Regional, received nine first place votes and 98 points to earn the No. 1 spot in the preseason poll.

The 98 points is 13 clear of No. 2 Randolph-Macon and 16 better than 2014 champion Bridgewater.

Shenandoah finished atop the 2014 ODAC regular season standings with a 17-3 league mark before falling to the Eagles in the ODAC Tournament championship.

Hampden-Sydney and Lynchburg tied for fourth with Roanoke, Washington and Lee and Virginia Wesleyan rounding out the top eight.

Voting is done on a 1-10 basis with coaches prohibited from voting for their own teams in the poll.

BC received the remaining two first place votes.

Shenandoah opens up the 2015 season on Saturday, Feb. 14, with a non-league doubleheader against Misericordia and the ODAC slate on Saturday, March 7, at Roanoke.

SPECTRUM SUPPORTS ‘Q IN QUESTION,’ MASQUERADE BALL

Spectrum, an outreach program for the LGBTQ+ community on campus, will not hold its regular meetings during February, so members may attend “Q in Question” on Tuesday nights and participate in its dialogue.

Any student who is interested in helping with the upcoming Masquerade Ball should contact student Alex Carney at lcarney12@su.edu.

Spectrum promotes safety, education and acceptance of the LGBTQ+ community and celebrates the diversity of the LGBTQ+ community.

ARE YOU SIGNED UP FOR EMERGENCY ALERTS?

Do you have an emergency alert account? Has your account expired? Haven’t signed up yet to receive alerts?

It is imperative that the entire campus community is registered to receive Shenandoah University emergency alert messages.

This is not mandatory, but is vital for your safety and the safety of other campus community members.

Creating an account is easy, and the steps are listed below. If you have already created an account, please take a moment to log into your account and check the expiration date.

If your account has expired, please follow the steps below to reactivate your record.

To log in to your account and check its status, follow these steps:
1. Sign into Blackboard
2. Select the Emergency tab
3. Locate “SU Alert Login” and enter your username and password
4. Select the Services tab
5. If your account is inactive, click on “make active” (blue message to the far right of your cell phone and email information)

Need to sign up for emergency alerts? Follow these steps:
1. Sign into Blackboard
2. Select the Emergency tab
3. Locate “SU Alert System Sign-Up” and follow the directions

Questions? Contact Assistant Director of Auxiliary Services Pam Smulovitz at psmulovi@su.edu.

WHEN YOU NEED TO HANG POSTERS ON CAMPUS

“Individuals, organizations and businesses that want to post printed material of any kind on Shenandoah University property or within Shenandoah-operated buildings must first obtain written approval from the Student Life Information Coordinator in the Brandt Student Center,” says the Undergraduate Catalog on Page 119.

This means all posters and fliers must stamped “approved” by Student Life Information Coordinator Cathy Kuehner before you can hang them anywhere on campus. Her office is in Brandt Student Center, Room 122.

Across campus, use tacks on bulletin boards, and ask permission from a faculty or staff member before using tape. In the Brandt Student Center, use the grip strips in the main hallway, foyer near Shingleton and downstairs hall. Do not use tape or tacks on drywall walls anywhere – ever.

Posters and fliers that have not been stamped “approved” should be taken down. Questions, contact Kuehner at ckuehner@su.edu or studentlife@su.edu.

15, 10, STOP AND STOP

The Department of Public Safety wants you to remember that the speed limit on all campus roads is 15 MPH. The speed limit in all campus parking lots is 10 MPH – slower in the parking garage – and drivers must always be alert for cars backing out of spaces.

Drivers must stop at all campus stop signs, and drivers must always stop for pedestrians. Pedestrians, use crosswalks as much as possible, and look both ways before stepping out from between parked cars.

Learn more at www.su.edu/parking or write to safety@su.edu.

CONCERNED ABOUT A STUDENT? NEED TO REPORT SEXUAL MISCONDUCT?

Students, faculty and staff should be aware of the new location for the student of concern and sexual misconduct information on the new university website.

A link to the student of concern information and submission form can be accessed by visiting the “I am a…” navigation and by selecting “Faculty or Staff Member.” It is also available in the website’s blue footer under “On Campus.”

Also, a link to the university’s sexual misconduct information can be found in the website’s blue footer under “In Campus Life.” This link will lead to a page where you will find a submission form and a document explaining the university’s sexual misconduct policy.

FACULTY MEMBERS AND STUDENTS: DON’T MISS THE WINE, CHEESE AND SCHOLARSHIP RESEARCH AND PUBLICATION EXHIBITION

All faculty members and students are invited to Wine, Cheese and Scholarship: A Celebration of Faculty Research and Creativity to be held on Thursday, Feb. 12, from 4 p.m. to 6:30 p.m. in the Brandt Student Center, Ferrari Room.

This poster presentation event is intended for new faculty and graduate student researchers to get their feet wet, and for experienced researchers to show off their work. However, all students are invited to attend the exhibition.

The exhibition will feature research proposals, research projects in process, findings, creative works or other scholarly endeavor. Displays of creative works, scholarship of teaching and learning, and interdisciplinary projects are especially welcome. Separate breakout rooms will be available for attendees to get together and discuss ideas or talk with potential collaborators.

The snow date for this event is Thursday, Feb. 19. Questions? Visit the Center for Teaching and Learning’s webpage.

EXTRA HELP IS AVAILABLE TO ALL STUDENTS THROUGH THE TUTORING CENTER

Need a tutor? Student tutors across all disciplines are ready to help you succeed! Find them on Tutor Trac, which is accessible via Blackboard and the Shenandoah University Online Portal dropdown menu. Need help signing up? Contact Erin Beaupre at ebeaupre@su.edu or 540/665-4928. Tutoring is FREE to all Shenandoah University students!

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.

USING THE UNIVERSITY’S LOGO ON A DOCUMENT? WANT TO KNOW THE ‘OFFICIAL’ NAME OF A BUILDING? CHECK THE UNIVERSITY’S NEWLY UPDATED GRAPHIC & EDITORIAL GUIDELINES MANUAL

The Office of Marketing & Communications (OMC) has updated its Graphic & Editorial Guidelines Manual, which details the university’s brand platform, graphic identity and editorial standards.

The manual includes information on proper use of the university’s logo (see below) as well as editorial standards that address, among other things: official names of university campuses and buildings; proper names of interior spaces, schools and departments; the university’s non-discrimination clause; print and electronic publications; and a language and grammar guide.

Please remember that:

  • The logos are for official communications of the university, its schools, divisions, departments and offices.
  • All materials and communications representing Shenandoah University must be identified by the prominent display of an approved university logo.
  • The logos are the only marks that may be used to represent the university
  • The logos may not be altered, modified, amended or infringed upon in any way.

Questions? Email omc@su.edu.

ATTENTION FACULTY AND STUDENTS DOING RESEARCH: PILOT THIS NEW SYSTEM TO FILE YOUR IRB ONLINE

Shenandoah University faculty and students doing research involving human subjects must obtain Institutional Review Board (IRB) approval prior to gathering data. The university has begun using the Axiom Mentor online submission system, which is being implemented to prevent errors in research protocol submissions. It will also will save time for Principal Investigators (PIs) and IRB Committee Members.

The system is being tested now. Full campus-wide implementation is slated for the middle of the spring 2015 semester. To submit a protocol via Axiom Mentor, please follow these instructional links based on your role at the university; instructions for faculty members or Instructions for students.

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.

HAVE A RETIREMENT ACCOUNT WITH SHENANDOAH? HERE’S THE OPPORTUNITY TO GET SOME FREE ADVICE

TIAA-CREF Senior Financial Consultant Shawn Dorr will be on campus to meet with Shenandoah University employees on the following dates: Thursday, Feb. 12; Thursday, March 12; and Wednesday, April 15. Meetings will be held in the Wilkins Administration Building, Wilkins Conference Room (second floor).

Dorr can help employees achieve their financial goals by helping them understand Shenandoah’s retirement plan, providing objective advice about asset allocation based on individual needs, showing how they can develop personalized plans and reviewing retirement income options.

Employees who are newly enrolled in the TIAA-CREF retirement plan, or who have not met with a representative of TIAA-CREF within the past year, are encouraged to schedule an appointment for advice on financial goals.

To schedule a confidential, individual appointment, please call 800/732-8353. Questions? Contact Human Resources & Benefits Manager Kim McDonald at kmcdonal2@su.edu.

WHY WAIT? APPLY FOR MAY GRADUATION NOW

It’s time to apply for May 2015 graduation. To access the graduation application, log in to your WebAdvisor student account and look for “Application for Graduation.” All students planning to graduate in May must submit an application by Sunday, March 1.

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.

PAUL NAMED PRESEASON ALL-AMERICA

Senior Michael Paul has been named to the D3baseball.com preseason All-America team in selections announced on Jan. 13, by the website.

Paul, who was named All-America last season by both D3baseball.com and the ABCA, as well as a first team Capital One Academic All-America, is a second team pick on the 2015 preseason All-America team.

Paul led Shenandoah University to a 33-11 mark last season with a .444 batting average and 62 RBI in 178 at-bats.

In addition to earning All-America honors, he was named as the Player of the Year in the ODAC and the South Region by both the ABCA and D3baseball.com.

Paul is the sixth Shenandoah player since 2010 to earn D3baseball.com preseason All-America accolades. Greg Van Sickler ’11 was named in both 2010 and 2011,  Kevin Brashears ’11 was picked in 2011, Kyle Scallion ’12, ’13 MBA in 2012, and Nick Beall ’13 in 2013.

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

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ATTENTION FACULTY: SUBMIT YOUR SOFTWARE REQUESTS BY APRIL 3

The Information & Technology Committee manages a small budget for faculty software requests to be used in situations where faculty members need software to fulfill their professional roles at Shenandoah but do not have the funding to purchase it.

Requests for software funding may be submitted using the online form located here. The deadline for spring 2015 requests is Friday, April 3. Questions? Contact Assistant Professor of Information Systems and Computing Technology Michael Magro, Ph.D., at mmagro@su.edu or 540/535-3537.

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.