Online Registration for 2015 Fall Semester

Sunday, April 26
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

Annual Dayton Alumni Reunion

Sunday, April 26
12:00 am – 11:59 pm
Annual Dayton Alumni Reunion gathers those who attended Shenandoah before it moved from Dayton, Va., to Winchester in 1960. The weekend includes events in both Dayton and Winchester. Register for events via Contact Assistant Director of Alumni Affairs Tina Stowell at 540/678-4375 or

Alumni Soccer Games for Women & Men

Sunday, April 26
11:00 am – 2:30 pm
Alumni Soccer Games for Women & Men begin at 11 a.m. and 1 p.m., respectively, at Sprint Field at Shentel Stadium. Register to play. Contact Assistant Director of Alumni Affairs Tina Stowell at 540/678-4375 or FREE

Rock the Bloom Games Day

Sunday, April 26
1:00 pm – 3:00 pm
Rock the Bloom Games Day from 1 to 3 p.m. throughout the Brandt Student Center features free food, music, tournaments – billiards, ping pong, Fifa, Smash Brothers – and more for Shenandoah students. Winners receive RTB T-shirts. Contact FREE


Sunday, April 26
2:00 pm – 3:30 pm
“Cymbeline” is presented by Shut Up! It’s Shakespeare! at 2 p.m. Saturday and Sunday at the Abrams Creek Amphitheatre. Shut up! It's Shakespeare! is Shenandoah University’s non-profit, student-run Shakespeare troupe. It’s a group for students who are passionate about the Bard and who want to produce his works. SUIS productions are always free and open to everyone. No tickets required. You may bring a blanket and/or picnic. No alcohol; this production is on university property. Contact student Julie Hoffman at FREE

Johann Strauss’ “Die Fledermaus”

Sunday, April 26
2:30 pm – 5:00 pm
Johann Strauss’ “Die Fledermaus” (The Bat), a main stage opera, is presented at 7 p.m. Friday and Saturday and at 2:30 p.m. Sunday in the Ohrstrom-Bryant Theatre. Tickets are $20 for adults, $18 for senior citizens and $10 for non-SU students. Purchase tickets in advance at the Ohrstrom-Bryant Theatre box office; call 540/665-4569 or go to All Shenandoah employees can pick up free tickets for conservatory events at any time. Free “rush” tickets are available to SU students two hours prior to any on-campus conservatory event.

Taste of India Dinner

Sunday, April 26
5:00 pm – 7:30 pm
Taste of India Dinner, hosted by the International Student Association, begins at 5 p.m. at the Winchester home of Vice President for Student Life Rhonda VanDyke Colby. This free dinner will be prepared by members of the International Students Association. This is a nice social event for all students, who can relax with friends before the stressful last two weeks of the semester! No food items will be made with peanuts. Directions will be sent after you sign up. Sign up via Contact student Sapana Ojha at FREE

“Beyond the Storybooks”

Sunday, April 26
8:00 pm – 9:30 pm
“Beyond the Storybooks” begins at 8 p.m. in Goodson Chapel / Recital Hall; doors open at 7:30 p.m. Shenandoah University is getting magical and it’s beyond the storybooks! Join us for one night only as we explore the worlds of various fairytales in concert and pay tribute to one of America’s greatest influences on family entertainment. From soarin’ and tumbling on a magic carpet ride, glass slippers, wishing upon stars, or reaching out to your friends on the other side, this concert will make you believe “anything can happen if you let it.” Contact student Rafael Martinez-Salgado at FREE

Catholic Bible Study

Sunday, April 26
8:00 pm – 9:00 pm
Catholic Bible Study is from 8 to 9 p.m. in Goodson Room 21. Contact Catholic Campus Ministry President John “Tyler” Garner at or CCM Vice President Brianna Brophy at

Faculty Contract ePortfolio Workshop

Monday, April 27
12:00 pm – 1:00 pm
This workshop will show faculty how to create their Contract ePortfolio using the Google Sites template approved by the Faculty Senate Faculty Evaluation Committee.  Presented by Anne Marchant of the Center for Teaching and Learning. This Lunch & Learn session will be held from 12 -1 in the Huntsberry Meeting Room, Allen Dining Hall, on April 27, 2015. Lunch will be paid by the CTL. Please register for this session Here. Email with questions about this workshop.  

Leyla Feyzulayeva Violin Recital

Monday, April 27
5:00 pm – 6:00 pm
Leyla Feyzulayeva Violin Recital begins at 5 p.m. in Goodson Chapel / Recital Hall. Feyzulayeva is accompanied by pianist Eric Waggoner. FREE

Zumba Class

Monday, April 27
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 FREE

Music Theory Group Tutoring

Monday, April 27
7:00 pm – 9:00 pm
Music Theory Group Tutoring is from 7 to 9 p.m. in Ruebush Hall, Room 234. If you’re taking a music theory course and need extra help, use this free group tutoring session to save the semester. Contact Learning Services Specialist Maeve Gerboth at 540/665-4928 or

Lupus Awareness Month Table

Tuesday, April 28
11:00 am – 5:00 pm
Lupus Awareness Month Table is set up from 11 a.m. to 5 p.m. in the Brandt Student Center. Sale items are $1 each; proceeds benefit the Lupus Foundation of America. Contact student Raquel Luciano at

Dinner Dialogue: Invisible Disabilities

Tuesday, April 28
5:00 pm – 7:00 pm
Dinner Dialogue, hosted by Intercultural Programs, explores the topic: “Invisible Disabilities.” How do we navigate a world where people are struggling with things that aren’t always noticeable? Dinner is provided at an off-campus restaurant to the first 10 students who sign up by 5 p.m. Thursday, April 23. Contact Maggie McCampbell Lien in Intercultural Programs at 540/535-3531 or FREE

Hatha Yoga Class

Tuesday, April 28
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 FREE

Frame Your Bloom Crafting Class

Tuesday, April 28
6:00 pm – 8:00 pm
Frame Your Bloom, a crafting class, is from 6 to 8 p.m. in the Brandt Student Center, Room 120. Use chalk paint on an old picture frame to make it new again. Artists from Sweet Tea lead the class and pink and green paints are provided. Bring your own wood frame; it doesn’t matter what shape it’s in. Some frames may be available. Class is limited to 20 people. Sign up via Employees may participate if room allows. Contact FREE

Spectrum Meeting

Tuesday, April 28
9:00 pm – 10:00 pm
Spectrum Meeting begins at 9 p.m. in the Brandt Student Center, Room 114. Spectrum is an outreach program for the LGBTQ+ community on campus. Spectrum promotes safety, education and acceptance of the LGBTQ+ community and celebrates the diversity of the LGBTQ+ community. Contact student Alex Carney at

Spring Clean Up Day

Wednesday, April 29
11:00 am – 2:00 pm
Spring Clean Up Day, an initiative of the University Staff Council to help beautify the campus before Commencement, will be done in two shifts: 11 a.m. to 1 p.m. and noon to 2 p.m. (Employees may volunteer with supervisor approval. Time taken by an employee will not count against time accrued for vacation or personal days.) Don’t forget your gardening/work gloves. Click to sign up. Questions? Contact Sue O’Driscoll at

Performance Forum with Rachel Grossman

Wednesday, April 29
3:00 pm – 4:00 pm
Performance Forum with Rachel Grossman is from 3 to 4 p.m. in Ohrstrom-Bryant Theatre. Grossman, one of the “ring leaders” of dog & pony dc, an interactive theatre arts organization, will speak about “Community Development and Audience Engagement.” ( FREE

Zumba Class

Wednesday, April 29
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 FREE

Shenandoah Conservatory Faculty Recital

Wednesday, April 29
6:30 pm – 7:30 pm
Shenandoah Conservatory Faculty Recital featuring Ryan Romine, bassoon, begins at 6:30 p.m. in Goodson Chapel / Recital Hall. FREE

Black Student Union Meeting

Wednesday, April 29
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

Music Theory Group Tutoring

Wednesday, April 29
7:00 pm – 9:00 pm
Music Theory Group Tutoring is from 7 to 9 p.m. in Ruebush Hall, Room 234. If you’re taking a music theory course and need extra help, use this free group tutoring session to save the semester. Contact Learning Services Specialist Maeve Gerboth at 540/665-4928 or

Video Game Club

Wednesday, April 29
8:00 pm – 9:00 pm
Video Game Club meets at 8 p.m. in Halpin-Harrison Hall Room 222 every Wednesday. It is open to all students. Contact student Luke O’Brien at



April is National Jazz Month and to celebrate, the Shenandoah Conservatory Jazz Department will host its annual 24-Hour Jazzathon beginning Wednesday, April 29, at 8 p.m. Students and faculty will perform on campus and in the community throughout the 24-hour period.

The Jazzathon will end on Thursday, April 30, which is also UNESCO’s official International Jazz Day. Proceeds from the event support student group travel to conferences and international tours, as well as supplement guest artists who perform and present masterclasses at Shenandoah Conservatory.

Similar to a walkathon, there are three ways you can support these students and faculty members:

Option 1: Pledge a certain amount for every hour the Shenandoah Conservatory Jazz Department performs. For example, if you pledge $1 for each hour, the total would be $24 hours at the end of the period.

Option 2: Donate a set amount. For example, you can donate a specified amount ($10, 20, etc.) for the event as a whole.

Option 3: Local businesses can purchase advertising during the event. A poster board displaying the business’s name and logo in front of the band is $75 per hour.

Questions? Contact Harrison Endowed Chair in Piano and Associate Professor of Jazz Piano Bob Larson, D.M.A., at or 540/665-4557.


The Sheetz located at 1683 Berryville Pike in Winchester now accepts Shenandoah University Flex and Hornet Dollars.

Hornet Dollars are additional monies that can be added to your university identification card (ID) and may be used at all Sodexo operated dining locations, select local restaurants (to purchase food and non-alcoholic beverages) and the campus bookstore. Any balance remaining will transfer to the next semester or school year.

Flex Dollars come with a student’s meal plan and do not carry over if unused. Flex Dollars may only be used for food and non-alcoholic beverages (both on- and off-campus).

For a full list of locations that accept Flex and Hornet Dollars, click here.


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.


The Division of Student Life needs old, wood picture frames – any shape or size – for an art/craft class with local business Sweet Tea on Wednesday, April 29. Donate frames by taking them to the Brandt Student Center Information Desk, or by contacting Maggie McCampbell Lien at

Sweet Tea, a downtown Winchester business that specializes in unique finds and redesigns, will be in the Brandt Student Center from 11 a.m. to 2 p.m. Monday, April 20, to show some of its unusual items.

Sweet Tea is back on campus Wednesday, April 29, to lead a free “Frame Your Bloom” class from 6 to 8 p.m. in the Brandt Student Center. Students and employees can sign up for the class via Frame Your Bloom Class Sign Up. Space is limited to 20 people. Students are accepted first; employees can attend if space permits.


Don’t forget: the next Full Staff Meeting is scheduled for Wednesday, May 13, at 9 a.m. in the Brandt Student Center, Ferrari Room.


The University Staff Council has announced a new date for its Annual Spring Cleanup Day, which was rescheduled from March due to weather. Beautify the campus and support a welcoming look and feel for the university on Wednesday, April 29. Two time slots are offered; one from 11 a.m. to 1 p.m. and another from noon to 2 p.m.

Don’t forget your gardening/work gloves. Click here to sign up for a time slot. Please note that employees may volunteer their time with supervisor approval. The time taken by an employee for this activity will not count against time accrued for vacation or personal days. Questions? Contact Sue O’Driscoll at


The students who form the “Rock the Bloom” committee have been meeting for months, planning Shenandoah’s three-day campus festival that complements Winchester’s Shenandoah Apple Blossom Festival.

Now, student volunteers are needed to help at all the on-campus events. Sign up to help on one, two or all three days: Thursday, April 30; Friday, May 1; and Saturday, May 2. You’ll have fun and receive a free “Rock the Bloom” T-shirt, too. Contact Volunteer Coordinator Maribel Cayetano at as soon as possible.


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.


If you receive an email that seems suspicious or asks you to verify any account information, it is more than likely a phishing or SPAM email. Please delete the email immediately or mark it as SPAM. Avoid clicking on links contained in the email.

Institutional Computing (IC) actively reports these types of emails and several websites the department has reported have been shut down. If you are not sure if an email is SPAM or not, please contact the IC Help Desk at or 540/665-5555.


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


Director of General Education Amy Sarch, Ph.D., is working with a dynamic committee to revitalize the General Education Program via a Teagle Foundation grant. They’re laying the groundwork that could lead to some innovative changes in domain objectives, individual courses and program assessment.

One way for faculty members to get involved in the process is to attend a free informational lunch; ask questions, offer insights or just soak in the energy.

The next informational lunch is Tuesday, March 3, from 11:30 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. in Allen Dining Hall; it will be hosted by Associate Professor of Mathematics Paula Grajdeanu, Ph.D., and Henkel Family Chair in International Affairs and Professor of Political Science Eric Leonard, Ph.D. No RSVP is needed — just give your name to the cashier and look for Drs. Grajdeanu and Leonard.

Other informational lunch dates and times include: Thursday, March 26, from 12:30 p.m. to 1:30 p.m.; Friday, April 10, from noon to 1 p.m.; Monday, April 20, from 1 p.m. to 2 p.m.; and Tuesday, May 5, from 12:30 p.m. to 1:30 p.m.

Questions? Contact Dr. Sarch at


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


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.


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.


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


“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 or


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 or write to


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.


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
  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 or the Center for Teaching and Learning at


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


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.


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 Students with questions relating to tuition payments should contact Hornet Central at 540/665-4514 or


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


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 Questions? Contact Professor of Saxophone Timothy Roberts, D.M.A., at


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.”