Events

’Doah Dialers Job Interviews

Wednesday, September 2
9:00 am – 4:00 pm
’Doah Dialers Job Interviews take place between 9 and 11 a.m. and between 2 and 4 p.m. in Cooley Hall, Room 311. This on-campus job pays $9 per hour. Stop by during the hours listed to learn more, or contact Associate Director of Annual Giving Annie Brander at abrander12@su.edu

School for the Deaf & Blind Student Concert

Wednesday, September 2
10:00 am – 11:00 am
West Virginia School for the Deaf & Blind Student Concert begins at 10 a.m. in McKown Plaza, behind the Brandt Student Center. Shenandoah’s Physical Plant recently donated and delivered furniture from the university’s storage facility to the school in Romney, W.Va. As a “thank you” to the Shenandoah, students will present a few songs in McKown Plaza. The West Virginia Schools for the Deaf and Blind were established by an Act of the Legislature in March 1870 – five years before Shenandoah was founded. Contact Physical Plant Director Barry Schnoor at 540/665-4543 or bschnoor@su.edu FREE

Alpha Kappa Psi Fall Rush Information Table

Wednesday, September 2
11:00 am – 4:00 pm
Alpha Kappa Psi Fall Rush Information Table is staffed by an AKPsi member each day from 11 a.m. to 4 p.m. in the Brandt Student Center, Room 123 (Borden Student Associations Center). Alpha Kappa Psi is a co-ed, professional business fraternity open to all majors. The Shenandoah chapter – Psi Delta – was established in 2012, and now boasts a diverse student body representing all of Shenandoah’s schools. Alpha Kappa Psi is the “premier developer of principled business leaders.” Stop by the information table to learn more, or contact Vice President of Membership Silvino Resendiz at sresendi12@su.edu

Annual Conservatory Convocation

Wednesday, September 2
3:00 pm – 4:00 pm
Annual Conservatory Convocation begins at 3 p.m. in Ohrstrom-Bryant Theatre. Attendance is REQUIRED for all conservatory majors and all conservatory faculty members.

Turbosport with Stacey

Wednesday, September 2
6:00 pm – 7:00 pm
Turbosport with Stacey begins at 6 p.m. in the Brandt Student Center, Room 123 (Borden Student Associations Center). The unique Turbo movements give you the ultimate cardiovascular workout to help get rid of fat and reshape your body. The full-body workout consists of a sport-specific warm-up, higher-paced intervals, easy-to-follow combinations, kickboxing-specific strength and endurance training with a nice cool down. Wear athletic shoes. Bring water. Contact recsports@su.edu FREE

Chimers Interest Meeting

Wednesday, September 2
6:00 pm – 7:00 pm
Chimers Interest Meeting is from 6 to 7 p.m. in Ruebush Hall, Room 128. If you play an instrument, love to sing or want to work with an amazing group of adults with developmental disabilities, learn more about the Chimers and how you can volunteer. Student volunteers are needed to help in many different ways The Chimers is led by students in the Music Therapy Department, who teach ensemble members how to play tone chimes, ultimately leading to a concert at end of the semester. Contact managers Caitlin Clark at cclark11@su.edu or Nora Hayman at nhayman09@su.edu.

Pep Band Audition & Rehearsal

Wednesday, September 2
9:00 pm – 10:30 pm
Pep Band Audition & Rehearsal begins at 9 p.m. in Armstrong Concert Hall. The Buzzin’ Dozen Pep Band is holding an open audition during its first rehearsal of the year. The audition is open to all students who are interested in playing with band, regardless of year or major. All you need is your instrument and a positive attitude. Contact student director Joshua Fleming at jfleming12@su.edu or pepband@su.edu

Wednesday Night Live

Wednesday, September 2
10:00 pm – 11:00 pm
Wednesday Night Live at 10 p.m. in Goodson Chapel/Recital Hall is a late-night, student-led service that offers fellowship, worship and, yes, a house band. WNL fosters closer relationships with Christ and with friends in a relaxed setting. Contact spirituallife@su.edu

’Doah Dialers Job Interviews

Thursday, September 3
9:00 am – 4:00 pm
’Doah Dialers Job Interviews take place between 9 and 11 a.m. and between 2 and 4 p.m. in Cooley Hall, Room 311. This on-campus job pays $9 per hour. Stop by during the hours listed to learn more, or contact Associate Director of Annual Giving Annie Brander at abrander12@su.edu

Alpha Kappa Psi Fall Rush Information Table

Thursday, September 3
11:00 am – 4:00 pm
Alpha Kappa Psi Fall Rush Information Table is staffed by an AKPsi member each day from 11 a.m. to 4 p.m. in the Brandt Student Center, Room 123 (Borden Student Associations Center). Alpha Kappa Psi is a co-ed, professional business fraternity open to all majors. The Shenandoah chapter – Psi Delta – was established in 2012, and now boasts a diverse student body representing all of Shenandoah’s schools. Alpha Kappa Psi is the “premier developer of principled business leaders.” Stop by the information table to learn more, or contact Vice President of Membership Silvino Resendiz at sresendi12@su.edu

Zumba with Carmen

Thursday, September 3
6:00 pm – 7:00 pm
Zumba with Carmen begins at 6 p.m. in the Brandt Student Center, Room 123 (Borden Student Associations Center). Zumba combines Latin and international music with dance moves. The Zumba routines incorporate interval training, alternating fast and slow rhythms to maximize your workout. Wear athletic shoes. Bring water. Contact recsports@su.edu FREE

Real Talk with a Catholic Nun

Thursday, September 3
7:00 pm – 8:00 pm
Real Talk with a Catholic Nun begins at 7 p.m. in the Brandt Student Center, Ferrari Room. This is an open discussion with Sister Claire about life in the Church, how she found her calling and anything else students want to know. Light snacks are provided. Contact Catholic Campus Ministry President Brianna Brophy at bbrophy12@su.edu FREE

Harambee Gospel Choir Rehearsal

Thursday, September 3
9:00 pm – 10:00 pm
Harambee Gospel Choir Rehearsal begins at 9 p.m. in Goodson Chapel / Recital Hall. Harambee is open to all students who love to sing. Contact student director Alex Moore at amoore12@su.edu

Tubing on the Shenandoah River Deadline

Friday, September 4
9:00 am – 3:00 pm
Tubing on the Shenandoah River Deadline is 3 p.m. today to pay for the Sept. 7 adventure on the river. Trip is limited to 40 students. Cost is $5. Go to the Office of Spiritual Life in Goodson Chapel/Recital Hall, Room 17 (ground-level entrance near Aikens Athletic Center). Contact spirituallife@su.edu

Alpha Kappa Psi Fall Rush Information Table

Friday, September 4
11:00 am – 4:00 pm
Alpha Kappa Psi Fall Rush Information Table is staffed by an AKPsi member each day from 11 a.m. to 4 p.m. in the Brandt Student Center, Room 123 (Borden Student Associations Center). Alpha Kappa Psi is a co-ed, professional business fraternity open to all majors. The Shenandoah chapter – Psi Delta – was established in 2012, and now boasts a diverse student body representing all of Shenandoah’s schools. Alpha Kappa Psi is the “premier developer of principled business leaders.” Stop by the information table to learn more, or contact Vice President of Membership Silvino Resendiz at sresendi12@su.edu

Study Abroad Fair

Friday, September 4
1:00 pm – 3:00 pm
Study Abroad Fair is from 1 to 3 p.m. in the Center for International Programs (lower level of Cooley Hall, near Clement Patio and dining hall). You’ve heard about GCP, GEL, ISEP, mission trips and interning abroad, so become familiar with the Study Abroad office and the many opportunities you have to travel to another country. Contact Study Abroad Advisor Jean C. Hayes at 540/665-5460 or jhayes@su.edu. Stop by the Center for International Programs in Cooley Hall or contact studyabroad@su.edu

Bb Grade Center and Assignments Workshop

Friday, September 4
3:00 pm – 4:00 pm
Learn how to set up your grade center, how to enter grades, how to make assignments that can be turned in using Blackboard, and how to use your grade center effectively. Please bring your syllabus.Please use THIS LINK to register for this session.Please note that we reserve the right to cancel any training due to low enrollment or lack of participation. In the event that we cancel or change any session, you will be notified by email.

French Horn Studio Recital

Friday, September 4
8:00 pm – 9:00 pm
French Horn Studio Recital begins at 8 p.m. in Armstrong Concert Hall. FREE

Phi Mu Alpha Kick Off Musicale

Friday, September 4
9:30 pm – 11:00 pm
Phi Mu Alpha Kick Off Musicale begins at 9:30 p.m. at Sarah’s Glen along Abrams Creek. Bring a blanket and be entertained by members of the men’s music fraternity. (Rain location is Goodson Chapel / Recital Hall.) Hilarity and shenanigans guaranteed. Find PMA at www.facebook.com/PhiMuAlphaShenandoah The Kick Off Muscal is FREE

OSE Student-Employee Training

Saturday, September 5
10:00 am – 4:00 pm
Office of Student Engagement Student-Employee Training is from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. in the Brandt Student Center meeting rooms, Fitness Room, Game Room and Ferrari Room. (Meeting rooms, Fitness Room, Game Room and Ferrari Room are closed to all others during this time.) This training is required for any student who reports to supervisors in the Office of Student Engagement. Contact studentlife@su.edu

Outdoor Nation Campus Challenge Begins

Sunday, September 6
12:00 am – 11:59 pm
Outdoor Nation Campus Challenge, a six-week competition between 59 universities across the country, begins today and concludes on Saturday, Oct. 17. All students, faculty, staff and members of the Winchester community are eligible to sign up to represent Shenandoah University. Details to come. Meanwhile, go to http://www.oncampuschallenge.org/ or, contact Shenandoah Outdoor & Adventure Recreation (SOAR) Coordinator Alice Morgan at suoutdoors@su.edu

University Chapel @ Noon

Sunday, September 6
12:00 pm – 1:00 pm
University Chapel @ Noon in Goodson Chapel/Recital Hall is a dynamic worshiping community of students, university employees and members of the Winchester community. UC@N combines ancient and emerging, diverse and unified, safe and challenging, artful and thoughtful, playful and profound elements of Christian worship. The UC@N discussion continues over brunch in the Allen Dining Hall. Contact spirituallife@su.edu

Show Us What You’ve Got

Sunday, September 6
3:00 pm – 5:00 pm
Show Us What You’ve Got begins at 3 p.m. in Goodson Chapel / Recital Hall. All Shenandoah students from all majors are welcome to show their talents – music, comedy, dance, circus arts, spoken word, etc. – so they can perform in the sixth annual SU Variety show on Saturday, Sept. 12. Sign up via https://docs.google.com/a/su.edu/forms/d/1VOAJS2-vkIqTeBASAgjbWwGR1pHgST0TAHvXDyC4auU/viewform Contact studentlife@su.edu

Catholic Mass

Sunday, September 6
7:00 pm – 8:00 pm
Catholic Mass with Fr. Stephen McGraw begins at 7 p.m. in Goodson Chapel / Recital Hall. Confession begins 30 minutes before Mass in the Prayer Room. Contact student and Catholic Campus Ministry President Brianna Brophy at bbrophy12@su.edu

Labor Day

Monday, September 7
12:00 am – 11:59 pm
Labor Day; classes do not meet and administrative offices are closed. Department of Public Safety is open around the clock. Contact DPS at 540/678-4444 or safety@su.edu

Announcements

DON’T MISS THE LOAF’S LABOR DAY SHOW

You’ve got the day off, so why not attend the Labor Day Loaf Show on Monday, Sept. 7? The show begins at 9 p.m. that evening at the Alamo Drafthouse Cinema (181 Kernstown Commons Blvd., Winchester).

The Loaf is Shenandoah’s very own student improvisational comedy troupe. $5 suggested donation at the door. Visit www.drafthouse.com/winchester and follow The Loaf on Facebook.

HEAR FROM NOTED HUMANITARIAN AND VIOLENCE AGAINST WOMEN CHANGE AGENT ON SEPT. 21

The campus community is invited to attend a free First-Year Seminar common event on Monday, Sept. 21, featuring Becca Stevens, author, Episcopal priest and founder of Thistle Farms-Magdalene, a community of women who have survived prostitution, trafficking and addiction.

Stevens will speak from 2 p.m. to 2:50 p.m. in Halpin-Harrison Hall, Stimpson Auditorium. She has been featured on ABC World News, NPR, PBS, CNN and in The New York Times and Huffington Post. The White House named her one of 15 “Champions of Change” regarding violence against women (2011). The Small Business Council of America named her Humanitarian of the Year (2014).

Stevens recently published the book “The Way of Tea & Justice: Rescuing the World’s Favorite Beverage from its Violent History.”

If you plan to attend this event, please RSVP to Jo Strader at jstrader@su.edu. Questions? Contact Associate Professor of Curriculum & Instruction Karrin Lukacs at klukacs@su.edu.

STUDENTS: THE COST TO REPLACE YOUR SHENANDOAH UNIVERSITY I.D. IS NOW $25

The replacement Shenandoah University I.D. card cost has increased this year. Due to the rising cost of supplies and the addition of proximity readers throughout campus, the cost has risen from $10 to $25. Students who need a new card should visit the Office of Auxiliary Services between 9 a.m. and 5 p.m. Monday through Friday. Questions? Call Auxiliary Services at 540/665-5571.

THIRSTY AND DON’T HAVE CASH? YOU CAN USE YOUR CREDIT CARD AT PEPSI MACHINES ON CAMPUS

Card readers have now been installed on the 25 Pepsi beverage machines around campus. In addition to using cash and change, you are now able to use credit cards with these machines. In the near future, the machines will also accept Flex and Hornet dollars. Questions? Call Auxiliary Services at 540/665-5571.

WANT TO PURCHASE HORNET DOLLARS? TAKE NOTE OF THESE DETAILS

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.

Purchase Hornet Dollars at Hornet Central (located on the second floor of the Wilkins Administration Building) or call Hornet Central at 540/665-4514 to make a payment with a credit card. You must complete a Hornet Dollar form, which is available in Hornet Central and online at www.su.edu/hornetcentral. If you have a financial aid credit, you may use the funds on your student account to purchase Hornet Dollars. Any balance remaining will transfer to the next semester or school year.

Local restaurants participating in the Hornet Dollars program include: Chili’s Grill & Bar (200 Featherbed Ln.); Chipotle (2012 Pleasant Valley Rd.); IHOP (170 Front Royal Pike); Jimmy John’s (2033 S. Pleasant Valley Rd.); Sheetz (601 Millwood Ave. & 1683 Berryville Pike); and Throx Market (1016 Millwood Pike).

Please note that Hornet Dollars differ from Flex Dollars, as 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). Questions? Call Auxiliary Services at 540/665-5571.

WHAT ARE YOU WAITING FOR? APPLY TODAY FOR THE 2016 GLOBAL CITIZENSHIP PROJECT!

You’ve got an extra day this weekend with the Labor Day holiday coming up on Monday, Sept. 7. Why not use that extra time to write your essay and fill out your application for Global Citizenship Project (GCP) 2016?

The GCP 2016 application is open to all full-time Shenandoah University staff, faculty and degree-seeking students who plan to return to Shenandoah in the fall of 2016 to help promote GCP 2017. The online application deadline is Monday, Sept. 14, at noon. Created in 2005, GCP is a Shenandoah University-funded, truly unique international travel and educational experience offered annually during spring break.

Five groups for five destinations are selected, limited in size to maintain intimacy of experience (10 to 12 participants) and composed to represent the diversity of Shenandoah, resulting in the unexpected benefit of cross-disciplinary networking.

Applicants submit an original one-page essay describing their personal and/or professional interest in GCP and how they envision sharing their experiences with others upon their return to Shenandoah University the following year. Applicants must sign on without prior knowledge of the destination to which they might travel and study.

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 intention of GCP is to give the selected participants the opportunity to experience another culture while focusing on a universal theme, such as global citizenship (2005), power (2006), time (2008) or sustainability (2010). GCP has traveled to locations on six continents, including Costa Rica, Peru, Mali, India, Taiwan, Oman, Denmark, Romania, Australia, Vietnam, Morocco and Burma. Participants share their international experiences with the rest of the community in unique ways upon return.

For further details, click here. Questions? Email gcp@su.edu.

FIELD HOCKEY NAMES CAPTAINS

On Aug. 28, Shenandoah University Head Field Hockey Coach Ashley Smeltzer-Kraft announced her leadership group for the 2015 season.

Senior Sarah Brock returns for her second year as captain with Kelani Bailey, Lauren Kesler and Alana Meadows joining Brock as assistant captains.

Brock and Bailey both were named All-ODAC last season with Meadows earning ODAC All-Tournament honors in 2013.

Bailey is also a collegiate national champion in racquetball.

All four women played in all 19 games last season, scoring a combined 12 goals and eight assists for 32 points.

The four have an average GPA of 3.41 with Bailey leading the way with a perfect 4.0.

Shenandoah opens its 2015 season on Wednesday, Sept. 2, with a non-league game at Hood College.

SHENANDOAH UNIVERSITY ATHLETICS WEB 101

With the start of the 2015-16 athletic season set for tomorrow, Sept. 1, it’s time for a refresher on all of the features of suhornets.com.

The athletics website contains everything a fan needs to follow the Hornets this season, from schedules for all 21 teams to directions to away events.

They’ve got you covered for home game directions, too.

Don’t forget to check the weather forecast before you head to an outdoor sporting event.

If you can’t make it to the game, you can watch the live video stream of all events at Sprint Field at Shentel Stadium, Shingleton Gymnasium, Henkel-Harris Field and Bridgeforth Field.

Have a question about Sprint Field at Shentel Stadium, the home of the Hornets field hockey, football, lacrosse and soccer teams? All of the answers are here.

How about smartphone access? Fans with iOS or Android devices can access game programsview the live video stream and keep up with our Twitter feeds.

Have you downloaded the app?

Need more social media? The Hornets have a Facebook page and an Instagram account as well. Do you want to see it all in one place? Check out the department’s social stream

Want more information? Subscribe to the RSS feed or the email blast alerts.

Note: All of the links can be found by clicking on one of the navigation bars that floats from the top to the bottom of the page on suhornets.com. In addition to the features above, each team has full rosters, stats and bios on their respective team pages. To access Old Dominion Athletic Conference information, click here.

SERVE OTHERS IN GUATEMALA DURING SPRING BREAK

Applications are now being accepted for the Shenandoah Conservatory & Spiritual Life Service-Learning Trip (SL2) to Guatemala during Spring Break in March 2016. The trip will be led by Assistant Professor of Music Therapy Hakeem Leonard, Ph.D., and will focus on global citizenship through artistic and cultural exchange.

Over the course of the trip, students will teach, perform, and participate in additional activities to further personal growth, leadership skills, and spiritual formation.

For more information and to apply, simply complete the Conservatory & Spiritual Life Service-Learning Trip to Guatemala Google Form. Deadline to submit is Monday, Sept. 14, at noon. As applicable, students may receive course credit since the opportunity is cross-listed as a GEL trip. Questions may be directed to Dr. Leonard at hleonard@su.edu.

CONGRATULATE THESE FACULTY AND STAFF ON THEIR MILESTONE YEARS

The following individuals have been recognized and presented awards for their years of loyal and exemplary service to the university:

35 Years – Marty Morrow

25 Years – Shawn Cassidy, Bonnie McDonald, Cindia Stewart and David Zerull

20 Years – Kim Fendley, Alan McKay, Bonnie Miller, Nina Parker, Rose Schmieg, Linda Simpson, Julie Tavenner, Edrie Means Weekly and Cheryl Yancey

15 Years – Jenny Bousquet, Cathy Carr, Jean Curtin, Connie Fitzgerald, Sharon Gochenour, Kim Keckley, Missy Luttrell, Hans Nydam, James Randall and Lucinda Thomas

10 Years – Rodney Bragdon, Ross Broyles, Seth Burke, Diep Ca, Nichole Clinedinst, Doug Enders, Sarah Fisher-Burke, Karen Gonzol, Marlena Kotynski-Neer, Edgar Lowe, Cheryl Marchisano, Jim Miller, Sarah Parnapy Jawaid, Bryan Pearce-Gonzales, Colleen Pfiester, Amy Sarch, Kamran Smith, Lloyd Timmons, Thomas Turner and John Winn

5 Years – Tom Anderson, Donella Barberio, Ginger Breedlove, Michelle Brown, Beth Cantwell, Donna Cates, Diane Clark, Stephanie Cross, Bryan Davis, Robin Ebersole, Matt Edwards, Audra Gollenberg, Paula Grajdeanu, Larry Hubbard, Scott King, Mitch Kump, Debbie Lynn, Lander Manuel, Terri Masiello, Leslie “Red” McKee, Matthew Moffitt, John O’Conor, Jeff Piotter, Rhonda Ross, Pam Smulovitz, Jamie Snow, Scott Spriggs, Jaime Terenzi and Jason Weibel

OFFICE OF ADVANCEMENT HIRING ’DOAH DIALERS

Make money by raising money! Stop by the Student Call Center in Cooley Hall, Room 311, for a Phonathon Open House to learn more about becoming a ’Doah Dialer, an on-campus job that is in addition to work study and pays $9 per hour.

Phonathon Open Houses will be held on Tuesday, Sept. 1, Wednesday, Sept. 2, and Thursday, Sept. 3, from 9 a.m. to 11 a.m. and from 2 p.m. to 4 p.m.

’Doah Dialers have great conversations with alumni and parents in order to generate financial support for the Shenandoah experience. Questions? Contact Associate Director of Annual Giving Annie Brander at abrander12@su.edu or stop by to interview for a position.

ATTEND THIS INFORMATIONAL MEETING ABOUT THE NICARAGUA MEDICAL MISSION TRIP

The Nicaragua Mission Trip Informational/Interest Meeting on Tuesday, Sept. 8, is open to pharmacy, physician assistant, occupational therapy and physical therapy students. If you have an interest in going on the trip in May 2016, attend the meeting which begins at 6 p.m. in the Health Professions Building, Room 109.

The group will discuss details, course/GEL information, application information and fundraising, and will answer questions about the application process and the trip.

Questions? Contact Assistant Professor of Physician Assistant Studies Shea Dempsey at sdempsey09@su.edu.

HOCKEY THIRD IN ODAC POLL

The Shenandoah University field hockey team is picked to finish third in the upcoming ODAC race in preseason poll results released Aug. 26.

The Hornets, coming off of three consecutive ODAC semi-final round appearances, have 38 points and one first place vote to finish third in the eight-team preseason poll.

Defending champion Lynchburg, with four first place votes and 46 points, is the pick to win it all again in 2015.

Bridgewater, with three first place votes and 42 points, is the No. 2 pick.

Voting was done on a 1-7 basis and coaches were unable to vote for their own programs in the poll.

Shenandoah opens its season on September 2 with a non-league contest against Hood.

Complete poll:

2015 ODAC FIELD HOCKEY PRESEASON POLL
(#) Denotes First Place Votes 
1. Lynchburg College (4) 46 pts.
2. Bridgewater College (3) 42 pts.
3. Shenandoah University (1) 38 pts.
4. Washington and Lee University 28 pts.
5. Randolph-Macon College 22 pts.
6. Roanoke College 20 pts.
7. Virginia Wesleyan College 18 pts.
8. Eastern Mennonite University 10 pts.

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

A TIAA-CREF Senior Financial Consultant will be on main campus to meet with Shenandoah University employees on the following dates: Tuesday, Sept. 15; Thursday, Oct. 15; and Tuesday, Nov. 17. Meetings will be held in the Wilkins Administration Building, Wilkins Conference Room (second floor).

On Wednesday, Oct. 14, TIAA-CREF will hold sessions at NVC-Scholar Plaza in the first-floor conference room (Room 115).

TIAA-CREF 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 Associate Director of Human Resources Kim McDonald at kmcdonal2@su.edu.

DO YOU TRAVEL TO HPB VIA ROUTE 37? READ THIS ANNOUNCEMENT

Beginning tomorrow, Aug. 26, the two ramps of the southbound lanes of Route 37 at the Winchester Medical Center (WMC) interchange will be closed. This means that travelers will not be able to enter or exit the WMC campus by using the southbound lanes of Route 37.

Those traveling south on Route 37 (from Clearbrook) who wish to access the Health Professions Building (HPB) on the WMC campus must continue south to the Route 50 interchange and turn left onto Amherst Street. Likewise, the only access to Route 37 south for those leaving the WMC campus will be at the Route 50 interchange.

The southbound ramps of the Route 37 and WMC interchange will be closed for the duration of the construction project, which is expected to last approximately six months. The northbound ramps of Route 37 will remain open at this time.

NEED TO ORDER LETTERHEAD? CONTACT BULK MAIL TODAY!

The Bulk Mail/Copy Center staff is compiling information for the annual letterhead order. If you have not been contacted and are in need of letterhead, please contact Bulk Mail Center Manager Karen Myers at 540/545-7290 or kmyer3@su.edu.

Letterhead is printed once per year, so all fields of study may have their own letterhead with their specific brand extension, phone number and fax number. Departments are encouraged to order a year’s supply.

As a reminder, letterhead with Shenandoah University’s former logo and brand should no longer be used – old letterhead may be submitted to the staff at Bulk Mail/Copy Center for recycling.

DON’T FORGET: BELTONE IS NOT AN ENTRY TO OR EXIT FROM CAMPUS

As a reminder, those entering or exiting campus in the vicinity of University Drive should be sure to use the light at University Drive and Millwood Avenue to enter or exit campus. Be advised that Beltone is private property; this driveway and parking lot must not be used as entry to or exit from campus.

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

Shenandoah University researchers planning to conduct studies with human subjects must 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:

  • Go to citiprogram.org
  • Follow the instructions for new account registration.
  • Your registration information will be emailed to you; be sure to save this email for future reference.
  • To complete your certification, click on “Main Menu” and follow the instructions.
  • 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.

Click here for more information and directions about the process.

ATTENTION FACULTY AND STUDENTS DOING RESEARCH: YOU MUST USE THIS ONLINE SUBMISSION SYSTEM FOR YOUR IRB

Prior to gathering data, Shenandoah University faculty and students doing research involving human subjects must use the Axiom Mentor online submission system to submit the appropriate information for Institutional Review Board (IRB) approval.

The university began using this online system in January in order to prevent errors in research protocol submissions and save time for Principal Investigators (PIs) and IRB Committee Members.

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.

If you have questions about the new electronic IRB protocol submission process, contact Megan Bowers at mbowers@su.edu or the Center for Teaching, Learning & Technology at ctlt@su.edu. You can also access additional information and instructions here.

AUGUST 2015 GRADUATES — COMPLETE THE OUTCOMES SURVEY AND GET THE CHANCE TO WIN AN IPAD

Whether you have already accepted a job or graduate school offer, have plans to start a business, will volunteer in the community or abroad, or are still defining your next steps, Career Services asks that all August 2015 graduates share information about post-graduation plans using The Outcomes Survey.

Completion of the survey will qualify you for a drawing to win a variety of prizes, including iPads and gift cards, and will provide Career Services with critical information necessary for career and academic advising, student recruitment, and institutional reporting needs.

August 2015 graduates have received an email requesting the completion of The Outcomes Survey. Graduates can also visit http://tinyurl.com/RequestMyTOS-Link to request their personalized link.

The survey should take about five to seven minutes; your name will not be associated with your responses in any public way, as Career Services will aggregate the information into reports containing no identifiable personal information.

For questions or more information, please contact Career Services at career@su.edu.

FACULTY & STAFF CAN RECEIVE STUDENT NEWS, TOO

Each Monday throughout the academic year, the Division of Student Life sends an email to all students called “Your Student Life.” It is specifically designed and written for students with news items for them and a calendar for the week ahead.

If you think you’d benefit from receiving “Your Student Life,” too, please send an email to studentlife@su.edu. You’ll be added to the list of recipients.

FALL 2015 FINAL EXAM SCHEDULE NOW POSTED

The Final Exam Schedule for Fall 2015 can now be accessed on the Registrar’s home page via this link. Questions? Contact the Registrar’s Office at 540/665-5585 or registrar@su.edu.

2015-16 UNDERGRADUATE AND GRADUATE CATALOGS NOW AVAILABLE ONLINE

The 2015-16 Undergraduate and Graduate Catalogs are complete and available for download in PDF format. The catalogs combine Academic Policies and Student Life Policies for handy reference. To access the Undergraduate Catalog, click here. For the Graduate Catalog, here.

Table of contents quick links are provided to more efficiently access information. Specific pages may be accessed by entering the page number. The catalogs are also searchable by keyword or phrase. To do so, select “Find” under the “Edit” menu or utilize shortcut keys (Ctrl-F for PCs or ⌘F for Macs).

To support Shenandoah’s green initiative and sustainability measures, you are encouraged to copy the catalogs to your desktop for easy reference and to minimize printing whenever possible. New students will have these catalog files preloaded onto their MacBook Pros. Questions or concerns? Contact Registrar Elizabeth White at 540/665-4914 or ewhite2@su.edu.

DON’T MISS THE 2015 VIRGINIA VOLUNTEERISM AND SERVICE CONFERENCE

The Center for Public Service and Scholarship encourages students, faculty and staff to attend the 2015 Virginia Volunteerism and Service Conference, to be held at the Sheraton Roanoke Hotel on Wednesday, Sept. 30, and Thursday, Oct. 1.

Registration is now open for this highly-interactive conference, which offers a diverse array of workshops, networking events and opportunities for service. Presented by the Virginia Office on Volunteerism and Community Service and the Virginia Service Foundation, the conference is for individuals who: work with volunteers; are looking for ways to connect with people through service; or are working to improve their organization’s capacity to better serve their community.

This year’s theme is “Volunteers are Everyday Heroes: Serving Locally & Globally,” and the conference line-up includes dynamic speakers such as humorist and author Ron Culberson, Executive Director of the Council for Certification in Volunteer Administration Katherine Campbell and Roanoke Mayor David Bowers.

Visit the conference webpage for complete information on this year’s conference; register here.

STAFF: MARK YOUR CALENDARS FOR THESE FULL STAFF MEETINGS

The full staff meetings for the 2015-16 academic year are Wednesday, Aug. 12, 2015; Tuesday, Dec. 15, 2015; and Wednesday, May 18, 2016. All meetings begin at 9 a.m. in the Brandt Student Center, Ferrari Room.