Events

Pay 2015-16 Housing Deposit

Thursday, March 5
12:00 am – 11:59 pm
Housing Deposits for 2015-16 are being accepted until 5 p.m. Friday, April 3. All current first-year students who are returning in fall and current residential students who want to live on campus next year must pay a $100 housing deposit via WebAdvisor before April 3. Log in to WebAdvisor with SU username and password; click “current student,” click “make a payment” and “view account activity” links. Click “deposit” on the make a payment page by checking the box next to this option. Click on “payment method,” enter payment information and click “submit.” Check if your deposit went through on the “account activity” page under “fall 2015” or by contacting Hornet Central in the Wilkins Building or via hornetcentral@su.edu On the same day you make your deposit, complete this form: http://www.su.edu/campus-life/residence-halls/apply-for-campus-housing/shenandoah-university-housing-contract

Share Your Music Story

Thursday, March 5
9:00 am – 4:00 pm
Share Your Music Story any day this week between 9 a.m. and 4 p.m. at a table in Ruebush Hall lobby. This is a music advocacy movement led by Music Education majors who are reaching out to everyone on campus, asking them to share their stories about how music changed their lives. Contact student Miranda Beard at mbeard11@su.edu

SUMTA Bake Sale

Thursday, March 5
11:00 am – 4:00 pm
SUMTA Bake Sale is from 11 a.m. to 4 p.m. each day in the Ruebush Hall. All fresh-baked items are $1 each. The Shenandoah University Music Therapy Association (SUMTA) is raising money so members can attend the Regional Music Therapy Conference this spring. Contact SUMTA member Raquel Luciano at rluciano14@su.edu

Income Tax Workshop for International Students

Thursday, March 5
1:30 pm – 3:30 pm
Federal Income Tax Workshop for International Students in F-1 Visa Status is from 1:30 to 3:30 p.m. in Cooley Hall, Room 109 (Center for International Programs). Contact International Student Advisor Betty Wardrope at 540/665-1293 or bwardrop@su.edu FREE

“Student Planning” Training Session

Thursday, March 5
2:30 pm – 3:15 pm
“Student Planning” Training Session is from 2:30 to 3:15 p.m., in Halpin-Harrison Hall, Stimpson Auditorium. “Student Planning” is a much-needed upgrade to the current academic planning, advising and registration system in WebAdvisor. As of Tuesday, March 3, academic planning, advising and registration will no longer be available in WebAdvisor, so if you have future courses already planned in WebAdvisor, take a screenshot now and save it. These classes must be re-entered into “Student Planning,” as old plans do not carry over. This can either be done via “Smart Registration” (under “Registration”) or “My educational plan” (under “Academic Profile”). Contact Senior Registrar Service Representative Niccole Gatliff at 540/542-6508 or ngatliff@su.edu

Meditation Class

Thursday, March 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

CANCELED Guest Artist (Rosewind Duo)

Thursday, March 5
7:00 pm – 8:30 pm
The Guest Artist Recital, featuring Rosewind Duo (Clifford Leaman, saxophone, and Scott Herring, percussion), has been canceled because of an anticipated snowstorm. 

The Syrian Civil War in the Making

Thursday, March 5
7:00 pm – 8:00 pm
The Syrian Civil War in the Making: Hafez Al Assad’s Syria begins at 7 p.m. in Halpin-Harrison Hall, Stimpson Auditorium. Guest lecturer Patrick Harris will discuss what has led to the most recent internal conflict in Syria, its four-year-old civil war. Syria appears small geographically, but the diversity of its population is rich and its history complex. Under peaceful conditions, Syria is one of the most diverse and fascinating countries in the Middle East, but during times of conflict, it can descend into horrific chaos. Contact Jo Miller in the Center for Lifelong Learning at 540/665-5442. FREE

Harambee Gospel Choir

Thursday, March 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

Residence Halls Close

Friday, March 6
12:00 am – 11:59 pm
Residence Halls Close at 7 p.m. for Spring Break. Contact reslife@su.edu

Student Government Association Applications Due

Friday, March 6
9:00 am – 5:00 pm
Student Government Association Applications Due by 5 p.m. today. Positions are: President, Vice President for Undergraduate Affairs, Vice President for Graduate Affairs, Chief of Staff, Director of Finance, Director of Communications and Director of Professional Development. Any student who has a cumulative GPA of 2.5 or higher and has no academic, social or other university probation in the semester prior to his/her election or appointment is eligible. Pick up application forms at the Brandt Student Center Information Desk. Contact sga@su.edu

Computer Sale & Auction

Friday, March 6
2:00 pm – 3:00 pm
Computer Sale & Auction begins at 2 p.m. at the Institutional Computing Help Desk in Howe Hall and is for university faculty and staff members only. Institutional Computing is offering IBM desktops and laptops as well as Macintosh computers and various mobile devices. 2010 iMLearning MacBook Pros will be sold with prices ranging from $350 & up. All equipment is sold “as is,” all sales are final, and you must be present to make purchases. Cash and check payments only. Questions? Contact IC at helpdesk@su.edu

First Friday in Old Town

Friday, March 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

“Student Planning” Training Session

Friday, March 6
6:00 pm – 7:00 pm
“Student Planning” Training Session is from 6 p.m. to 7 p.m., in Henkel Hall, Hester Auditorium. “Student Planning” is a much-needed upgrade to the current academic planning, advising and registration system in WebAdvisor. As of Tuesday, March 3, academic planning, advising and registration will no longer be available in WebAdvisor, so if you have future courses already planned in WebAdvisor, take a screenshot now and save it. These classes must be re-entered into “Student Planning,” as old plans do not carry over. This can either be done via “Smart Registration” (under “Registration”) or “My educational plan” (under “Academic Profile”). Contact Senior Registrar Service Representative Niccole Gatliff at 540/542-6508 or ngatliff@su.edu

Spring Break for Students

Saturday, March 7
12:00 am – 11:59 pm
Spring Break for Students; undergraduate classes do not meet; some graduate classes may meet on Saturday; administrative offices are open Monday through Friday.

Baseball vs Muhlenberg

Sunday, March 8
1:00 pm – 3:00 pm
Baseball vs Muhlenberg, Bridgeforth Stadium, 1pm

Baseball vs Mary Washington

Monday, March 9
3:30 pm – 6:30 pm
Baseball vs Mary Washington, Bridgeforth Stadium, 3:30pm

Spring Clean Up Days

Tuesday, March 10
11:00 am – 2:00 pm
Spring Clean Up Days, an initiative of the University Staff Council to help beautify the campus, will be done in two shifts on both days: 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. Sign up via https://docs.google.com/a/su.edu/forms/d/1SquThuXkFmAdd-foAi9Nt4e1HuK2IEmcyyZoe0_Zy84/viewform?c=0&w=1 . Questions? Contact Sue O’Driscoll at sodrisco09@su.edu

Project Management WorkShop

Tuesday, March 10
3:00 pm – 4:00 pm
Web tools to help you stay organized and on task. Come learn about online project management solutions that are free to use. Evernote, Trello, Slack, Yammer, chrome extensions and more will be discussed. Register for the Project Management Workshop by Clicking This Link Qustions? Contact Devon Taylor at dtaylor4@su.edu

Mid-Term Grades are Due

Wednesday, March 11
8:00 am – 5:00 pm
Mid-Term Grades are Due by 5 p.m. today. Contact Hornet Central at 540/665-4514 or hornetcentral@su.edu

Lacrosse vs Curry

Wednesday, March 11
4:00 pm – 6:00 pm
Lacrosse vs Curry, Sprint Field at Shentel Stadium, 4pm

TIAA-CREF Senior Financial Consultant

Thursday, March 12
12:00 am – 11:59 pm
TIAA-CREF Senior Financial Consultant is in the Wilkins Building, Wilkins Conference Room, to meet with Shenandoah University employees. The consultant can help you achieve your financial goals by helping you understand Shenandoah’s retirement plan, providing objective advice about asset allocation based on individual needs, showing how you can develop personalized plans and reviewing your retirement income options. To schedule a confidential appointment, call 800/732-8353. Questions? Contact Human Resources & Benefits Manager Kim McDonald at kmcdonal2@su.edu FREE

University Staff Council

Thursday, March 12
2:00 pm – 4:00 pm
University Staff Council meets from 2 to 4 p.m. in Henkel Hall, Byrd Board Room. Staff Council meets on the second Thursday of every month; all staff members are welcome to attend. You may also access the meeting via a link on the Staff Council’s Blackboard page. Questions? Contact Staff Council President Rick Ours at 540/535-3533 or rours@su.edu

Lacrosse vs Hampden-Sydney

Saturday, March 14
4:00 pm – 6:00 pm
Lacrosse vs Hampden-Sydney, Sprint Field at Shentel Stadium, 4pm

Residence Halls Open

Sunday, March 15
12:00 am – 11:59 pm
Residence Halls Open at noon. Contact reslife@su.edu

Announcements

APPLY TO BE AN ORIENTATION LEADER TODAY!

Don’t miss an opportunity to build your leadership skills! Sign up now to be a Summer Orientation Leader. Remember that the application review process begins Monday, March 16. Summer Orientation dates for 2015 are: Friday, June 5; Friday, June 19; Monday, June 29; and Friday, July 10. Don’t forget to sign up today at http://www.su.edu/campus-life/new-student-programs/orientation-leaders/become-an-orientation-leader/.

STAFF COUNCIL ANNOUNCES SPRING CLEANUP DAYS

Join the University Staff Council in beautifying the campus and supporting a welcoming look and feel for the university during the Annual Spring Cleanup Days on Tuesday, March 10 and/or Wednesday, March 11. Two time slots are offered each day – one from 11 a.m. to 1 p.m. and another from noon to 2 p.m.

Sign up to help beautify campus and keep the university looking great this spring. Don’t forget your gardening/work gloves. Click here to sign up for a day and 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 sodrisco09@su.edu.

IC COMPUTER SALE & AUCTION SET FOR FRIDAY

Institutional Computing (IC) will host a Computer Sale and Auction on Friday, March 6, at 2 p.m. at the Institutional Computing Help Desk in Howe Hall. IC will offer IBM desktops and laptops, as well as Macintosh computers and various mobile devices for sale. 2010 iMLearning MacBook Pros will also be sold with prices ranging from $350 and up.

Please note the sale/auction is only for university faculty and staff. All equipment is sold “as is,” all sales are final, and you must be present to make purchases. Only cash and check payments are accepted. For more information about the sale and auction, IC requests you email helpdesk@su.edu. Please do not call the Help Desk regarding the sale.

SOFTBALL ANNOUNCES SCHEDULE CHANGES

Shenandoah University Head Softball Coach Marlena Kotynski has announced that the Beach Blast Tournament hosted by Virginia Wesleyan this weekend has been cancelled.

The Hornets were to open their 2015 season on Friday, March 6, and Saturday, March 7, with four games at the Blast, but due to persistent poor weather, the tournament has been cancelled.

Shenandoah is now scheduled to open its 2015 season on Monday, March 9, with an ODAC doubleheader versus Lynchburg. This is a rescheduled contest from this past Saturday.

VOLLEYBALL ANNOUNCES CAMPS

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

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

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

Camp signup site

MAY GRADUATES: ORDER YOUR CAP AND GOWN NOW

If you plan to walk in Shenandoah’s May Commencement Ceremony on Saturday, May 9, or plan to participate in your school/division’s hooding or pinning ceremony and did not provide your cap and gown information on your application to graduate, please visit the campus bookstore in lower level of the Brandt Student Center immediately. Caps and gowns are complimentary, however they are required if you attend either ceremony.

HORNETS WEB 101

With the transition from winter to spring sports now complete, it is time for a refresher on all things www.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.

The website has you covered for home game directions, too.

Don’t forget to check the weather forecast before you head to campus.

If you can’t make it to campus, 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. How about if you want to see it all in one place? Check out the Hornets’ social stream.

Need to add a schedule to your personal calendar? Use our SpotOn.it widgets on the schedule pages and every contest will be there for you. The widget is located in the top right corner on each sport schedule page. 

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 www.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.

TAKE AN ADDITIONAL 30 PERCENT OFF CLEARANCE MERCHANDISE IN THE BOOKSTORE

From today, March 2, through Sunday, March 22, the campus bookstore is offering an additional 30 percent off of all clearance merchandise. Stop by the bookstore to take advantage of these great prices. Questions? Call the bookstore at 540/665-4523 or contact Bookstore Manager Brandi Rutz at brutz@su.edu.

CALL FOR SUBMISSIONS – POETRY AND FICTION WRITING CONTESTS

Attention undergraduate student writers! The Shenandoah University English Department invites submissions of original poetry and short stories for the annual S. Gordden Link Poetry and Bruce C. Souders Fiction Writing contests. Each contest prize is $250. When there are second-place prizes in either or both contests, a cash prize of $100 will be awarded by the Willa Cather Institute. The deadline for submissions is Wednesday, April 15.

Poetry entries may consist of no more than five poems; short stories may be no longer than 5,000 words. Students who submit manuscripts must be undergraduates enrolled full-time (at least 12 credit hours) at Shenandoah during both semesters of the 2014-15 school year. Submitted manuscripts must be unpublished in any other form. Submit one typed copy of each entry to Jo Strader in the Office of Arts & Sciences located in Henkel Hall, Room 206, or via email at jstrader@su.edu.

Each entry should identify the writer on only the cover sheet to ensure anonymity until judging is complete. The English faculty will judge all submissions and its decisions are final. The faculty reserves the right to make no award if no worthy manuscript is submitted. Questions? Contact Associate Professor of English Joanne Jacobs in Gregory Hall, Room 111, or by email at jjacob2@su.edu.

MOHLMANN, EASTWOOD LEAD TRACK

The Shenandoah University men’s and women’s indoor track & field teams completed their seasons on March 1, with a pair of top eight finishes at the 2015 ODAC Championships hosted by the Hornets at Prince George’s Sports and Learning Complex.

Shenandoah had one men’s and one women’s champion on the day and a total of 12 top six place-winning performances.

The women finished seventh with 26 points while the men were eighth with 29.

Bridgewater swept the event, winning both the men’s and women’s titles in convincing fashion.

Senior Everton Eastwood, after winning the 60-meter preliminaries and finishing fourth in the finals of that event, was the 200-meter champion with a 22.88.

Sophomore Ansel Borhauer was sixth in that same event at 23.32.

In the field events, Anthony Banks was second in the high jump with a leap of 1.88 meters and freshman Justin Neff fifth in the weight throw with a toss of 13.68 meters.

On the women’s side, senior Jaclyn Mohlmann won the fourth ODAC Championship of her career by taking the 60-meter hurdles with a championships-record-tying 9.44.

In the high jump, she was third at 1.55 meters.

The Distance Medley Relay consisting of Nicole Legare, Emily Cobb, Mohlmann and Shelby Shrader was fifth with a 13:36.07.

The 4 x 400 relay team of Mohlmann, Shrader, Sarah Mann and Cobb was sixth at 4:28.61.

Sophomore Danyelle McGrady was sixth in the women’s weight with a toss of 12.99 meters.

In the shot, McGrady finished fourth and Alaina Combs fifth at 10.64 and 9.78 meters, respectively.

Both teams transition to outdoor events this coming weekend at the Sea Gull Opener hosted by Salisbury University.

The 2015 NCAA Indoor Championships, of which Mohlmann is a likely qualifier in the pentathlon, are in two weeks at the JDL FastTrack in Winston-Salem, North Carolina.

MEN’S LACROSSE EXTINGUISHES BLAZERS

The Shenandoah University men’s lacrosse team earned its third victory of the season with an 11-7 non-league win over Hood College on Feb. 28.

Shenandoah (3-1) scored the opening two goals of the game and never trailed in winning its first away contest of the year.

Hood (1-1) tied the game at 2-2, 3-3 and 4-4 before the Hornets sandwiched a four-goal run around halftime to take a lead they would not relinquish.

Senior Aaron Paul started the spurt with a goal off of a Tilghman Sanders assist at the 6:10 mark of the second before Kyle Savage scored unassisted at 1:53.

Paul and sophomore Stephen LaTona opened the second half scoring with unassisted tallies at 12:43 and 10:27, respectively, with LaTona’s goal proving to be the game-winner.

The Blazers were able to cut their deficit in half with goals at 5:30 and 4:54 of the third before Sanders finished off a Paul feed on EMO to close out the third quarter scoring.

Shenandoah, on LaTona and Paul goals, would expand its lead to five, 11-6, by the 10:43 mark of the fourth.

Hood scored the final goal of the game 22 seconds before the final horn.

Paul led all scorers with four goals and one assist for five points while Sanders had two goals and two assists and Savage two goals and one assist.

Sophomore Ben Judy made 11 saves in earning the win.

Shenandoah outshot its hosts 36-32 with Hood winning 12 of 21 face-offs and scooping up 43 of the game’s 71 groundballs.

Shenandoah continues this road swing with a non-league game at Susquehanna on Thursday, March 5.

SEVERE WEATHER PLAN TICKETS FOR COMMENCEMENT

The university will issue Severe Weather Plan (SWP) tickets to guests for the May Commencement Ceremony. The commencement ceremony will be held under a large tent outdoors, rain or shine.

Each graduate is allowed a maximum of four (4) complimentary SWP tickets. Graduates should reserve their SWP tickets online as early as possible at http://www.shenandoahtickets.com, and can do so beginning at 9 a.m. on Tuesday, March 3.

Graduates: you must register as a user with your su.edu email address, then select the ceremony to begin your reservation. You must apply to graduate by the Sunday, March 1 deadline in order to reserve your tickets on March 3. If you apply late, it will take two to three business days’ processing time in order to access the ticketing site.

Graduates should ONLY reserve tickets if they are planning to participate in the university’s commencement ceremony on Saturday, May 9.

Click here for additional information on reserving tickets and the Severe Weather Plan.

FACULTY: REVITALIZE THE UNIVERSITY’S GENERAL EDUCATION PROGRAM OVER A FREE LUNCH

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 asarch@su.edu.

SPRING HATTIE M. STRONG SCHOLARSHIP RECIPIENTS ANNOUNCED

Two Shenandoah University students, Denzel White and Gail Winter, have been named Strong Scholars, an honor that comes with a $5,000 scholarship from the Hattie M. Strong Foundation (HMSF). White and Winter, both of whom are currently completing student teaching, were chosen based on their letters of application and personal interviews.

This is the fourth year that HMSF has provided scholarships for Shenandoah students who are seeking initial teacher licensure and who demonstrate promise as future teachers.

White is a kinesiology major seeking K-12 licensure in health and physical education. Winter is a biology major seeking licensure in secondary education.

According to its website, HMSF has supported “young people of promise” since 1928 in their pursuit of higher education across all fields of study in all regions of the country. The foundation’s scholarship program is aimed at college students enrolled in teacher-training programs.

It hopes to reduce financial pressure during the student-teaching semester, when a student’s ability to offset expenses with outside employment is curtailed by the rigor of full-time work in the classroom.

SOFTBALL POSTPONES OPENING WEEKEND

Shenandoah University Head Softball Coach Marlena Kotynski announced on Feb. 25 that her program’s opening games this weekend have been postponed.

The Hornets were to have opened this weekend with home doubleheaders versus the U.S. Coast Guard Academy on Saturday, Feb. 28, and Lynchburg on Sunday, March 1.

The snowstorm last week, combined with the cold temperatures this week, have made play this weekend impossible.

The non-league DH with the Coast Guard Academy is cancelled.

The ODAC DH versus Lynchburg is postponed with a makeup date to be announced.

Shenandoah now opens its season on Friday, March 6, versus Western Connecticut State at the Virginia Wesleyan Beach Blast.

REPORTING SEXUAL MISCONDUCT – FOR NOW

Ashley Wisniewski, who served as the university’s Title IX Coordinator since early 2013, has left Shenandoah, and a search for a new Assistant Director for Student Conduct & Title IX Coordinator has begun.

Until then, all Title IX concerns, questions and complaints should be directed to Director of Residence Life & Student Conduct Sue O’Driscoll at sodrisco09@su.edu or nosexualmisconduct@su.edu.

You may also report to the Behavioral Consultation Team (bct@su.edu) or via “Student of Concern” (www.su.edu/campus-life/student-of-concern). Learn more about sexual misconduct and Title IX at www.su.edu/sexualmisconduct.

SEND ALUMNI NEWS FOR SHENANDOAH MAGAZINE

The Office of Alumni Affairs is gathering alumni news for class notes in the next Alumni e-Newsletter and April issue of Shenandoah Magazine.

Please send news about yourself or other alumni to alums@su.edu by Thursday, March 5. For questions, contact Assistant Director of Alumni Affairs Hilary Legge at hlegge11@su.edu or 540/665-5574.

UNIVERSITY STAFF COUNCIL UNVEILS NEW ONLINE SUGGESTION BOX

Attention all staff members: Shenandoah University’s Staff Council invites all staff members to use its new Online Suggestion Box. This is a great opportunity for you to share your suggestions and ideas with Staff Council.

Staff Council recognizes that you may not be able to make it to all the meetings, or have time to track down a council member to discuss such things, so they’ve created this online tool for you to be able to communicate directly to the group any pertinent thoughts you may want to share.

Staff Council asks that you be respectful and professional when submitting suggestions. Submissions can be anonymous if you wish (optional name input), and will be delivered to the chair of the Communications Committee regularly for presentation to the council at its regular meetings.

The link is also available in the Staff Council organization in Blackboard via the “Online Suggestion Box” button.

CALL FOR SUMMER ORIENTATION LEADERS

Are you Shenandoah’s next great Orientation Leader? Orientation Leaders (OL’s) welcome and assist incoming freshman and transfer students and their families during daylong Summer Orientation sessions. Benefits to being an OL include developing leadership skills, increasing confidence, making new friends, being recognized for being a campus leader and having fun while showing off your school spirit!

Summer Orientation dates for 2015 are: Friday, June 5; Friday, June 19; Monday, June 29; and Friday, July 10. Apply now at http://www.su.edu/campus-life/new-student-programs/orientation-leaders/become-an-orientation-leader/. The application review process will begin Monday, March 16.

Faculty and staff may also suggest outstanding Shenandoah students as potential Orientation Leaders by contacting Orientation Coordinator Amy Sine at asine@su.edu or 540/665-4517.

SEND US YOUR NEWS FOR THE NEWEST ISSUE OF SHENANDOAH MAGAZINE

The Office of Marketing and Communications is gathering news and faculty highlights — from Feb. 2 through March 6 — for the April issue of Shenandoah magazine.

Please send all relevant news and related photos and captions to omc@su.edu by Friday, March 6. Questions? Contact Marketing Writer Stephanie Mangino at smangino@su.edu or540/545-7347.

STUDENTS, MARK YOUR CALENDARS — NEW STUDENT PLANNING COMING SOON

Student Planning is an exciting and much needed upgrade to the current academic planning, advising and registration system in WebAdvisor. Student Planning was successfully rolled out to first year freshmen in Fall 2014 with much enthusiasm.

In preparation for the switch, if you have future courses already planned in WebAdvisor, your must view your educational plans, take a screenshot and save it NOW. These classes must be re-entered into Student Planning, as old plans do not carry over. This can either be done via “Smart Registration” (under “Registration”) or “My educational plan” (under “Academic Profile”).

As of Tuesday, March 3, academic planning, advising and registration will no longer be available in WebAdvisor. Please be sure you have a copy of your educational plan saved by Monday, March 2.

Please also plan to attend one of these Student Planning Training Sessions:

  • Wednesday, March 4, from 3 p.m. to 3:50 p.m. in Armstrong Concert Hall (Performance Forum students are encouraged to attend)
  • Thursday, March 5, from 2:30 p.m. to 3:15 p.m., in Halpin-Harrison Hall, Stimpson Auditorium
  • Friday, March 6, from 6 p.m. to 7 p.m., in Henkel Hall, Hester Auditorium
  • Monday, March 16, from 2:15 p.m. to 3 p.m., in Henkel Hall, Hester Auditorium

A Student Planning training video is in production. When completed, the link will be sent to you. If you have questions or need more information, please contact Senior Registrar Service Representative Niccole Gatliff at 540/542-6508 or ngatliff@su.edu.

‘PETTING ZOO’ NEEDS VOLUNTEERS & MUSICAL INSTRUMENTS

Jason Mullen, a doctoral student in Shenandoah Conservatory, is helping the Shenandoah Valley Discovery Museum on Cork Street with a special project for Winchester’s next “First Friday” on March 6.

The museum will host a “Musical Instrument Petting Zoo” for children, and it needs volunteers who can demonstrate to young children how various instruments work. The museum also needs donations of musical instruments in any state of working order. Want to help out? Contact Mullen at jmullen132@su.edu.

SAVE THE DATE… GRAD FINALE!

Grad Finale – a special event just for graduating students who are participating in the May Commencement ceremony and hosted by the campus bookstore and Academic Affairs – will take place from 8 a.m. to 4 p.m. on Wednesday, April 8, in the Brandt Student Center, Ferrari Room.

Grad Finale streamlines essential contact points for soon-to-be graduates as they prepare for May Commencement and allows graduates to pick up their caps and gowns and much more! For more information about Grad Finale, go online to www.su.edu/commencement.

RUNNING MAC OS X 10.6? UPGRADE ASAP!

To protect the security of the university network and your data, if your Mac is still running Mac OS X 10.6 please upgrade ASAP.

Mac OS X 10.6 is no longer supported by Apple or Shenandoah University. As a result, important security updates are no longer being provided by Apple for your system, which may put your computer and the Shenandoah University network at risk.

Please upgrade ASAP to OS X Yosemite using Self Service (if you’re on campus) or the Mac App Store; or, visit the Institutional Computing (IC) Help Desk to complete the upgrade.

If you do not upgrade by Monday, March 16, your network access will be temporarily revoked until you upgrade.

Questions? Contact the IC Help Desk at 540/665-5555.

PLEASE DONATE PROM DRESSES AND ACCESSORIES

The University Staff Council, Gowns for His Glory organizers and Sigma Alpha lota students will host the fourth annual “Gowns for His Glory” free dress giveaway to help high school students find the prom dress of their dreams this spring.

On Friday, April 10, between 5 p.m. and 8:30 p.m., and Saturday, April 11, between 9:30 a.m. and 1:30 p.m., girls will visit the Recreation Information Center at East Campus Commons to “shop” for free prom dresses, shoes and accessories.

Gently used prom dresses, shoes, purses, jewelry and other prom-related accessories are now being accepted at several campus locations. Prom dress collection sites include: Cooley Hall (Shenandoah Salvage Co.), Health Professions Building (lobby of the Bernard J. Dunn School of Pharmacy), Wilkins Administration Building (Second floor in Hornet Central), and Ohrstrom-Bryant Theatre (Box Office).

Questions? Contact Staff Council member Tammy Marco at tmarco@su.edu. To follow Gowns for His Glory on Facebook, click here.