Events

RA & HRA Applications Accepted

Saturday, February 28
12:00 am – 11:59 pm
RA & HRA Applications Accepted from 9 a.m. Feb. 11 until 5 p.m. March 4. Undergraduate students are encouraged to apply to be Resident Assistants and Head Resident Assistants in the 2015-16 academic year. RAs and HRAs are responsible for creating a sense of community in their buildings, resolving group or individual conflicts, knowing and enforcing university policies and serving as information resources in the halls. These are paid positions. Learn more at Why You Should Be a Resident Assistant. Scroll to the bottom of the page to find the online application form. Contact reslife@su.edu or go to Cooley Hall, Room 213.

First-Ever Clarion Case Competition

Saturday, February 28
8:00 am – 3:00 pm
First-Ever Clarion Case Competition is from 8 a.m. to 3 p.m. in Henkel Hall, Hester Auditorium. Issues of quality and patient safety in health care have received national attention since a report released by the Institute of Medicine in 1999 indicated that as many as 98,000 people in America may die each year due to medical errors. “Lack of communication” is cited as one possible cause of these errors. Shenandoah University’s Inter-professional Education (IPE) Committee has organized the first Clarion Case Competition – modeled upon the University of Minnesota Clarion Case Competition – in which student teams representing different health professions were given patient case studies and today must present root-cause analysis to an inter-professional panel of university and health-system professionals. The winning team receives a $2,000 prize and is entered in the national competition at the University of Minnesota in April. Contact project manager Joseli Hagemann at jhageman@su.edu

Annual Community Wellness Festival

Saturday, February 28
10:00 am – 6:00 pm
Annual Community Wellness Festival is from 10 a.m. to 6 p.m. at the Apple Blossom Mall. More than 80 exhibitors – including Shenandoah health professions students – provide health-care information and offer blood and cholesterol screenings, as well as cooking and fitness demonstrations. The festival, now in its 21st year, is sponsored by Winchester Medical Center Foundation, Valley Health, Shenandoah University, the Virginia Department of Health, Our Health and Apple Blossom Mall. FREE

Baseball vs Penn St.-Altoona

Saturday, February 28
1:00 pm – 4:00 pm
Baseball vs Penn St.-Altoona, Bridgeforth Stadium, 1pm

Catholic Mass

Saturday, February 28
4:00 pm – 5:00 pm
Catholic Mass with Fr. Stephen McGraw begins at 4 p.m. in Brandt Student Center, Room 120. Confession begins at 3:15 p.m. before every Mass. Contact student and Catholic Campus Ministry President John “Tyler” Garner at jgarner11@su.edu or CCM Vice President Brianna Brophy at bbrophy12@su.edu

Carpool to Sacred Heart Catholic Church

Saturday, February 28
5:45 pm – 7:30 pm
Carpool to Sacred Heart Catholic Church with fellow students. Meet at 5 p.m. at the Brandt Student Center main entrance; arrive for 5:30 p.m. mass. Contact Catholic Campus Ministry President John “Tyler” Garner at jgarner11@su.edu or CCM Vice President Brianna Brophy at bbrophy12@su.edu

Pool Tournament

Saturday, February 28
6:00 pm – 8:00 pm
Pool Tournament begins at 6 p.m. in the Brandt Student Center Game Room. (This event was originally scheduled on Feb. 21.) Prizes awarded to the top three players. Sign up at the Game Room desk. Food is provided. Contact studentlife@su.edu FREE

Third Annual Cancer is a Drag [Show]

Saturday, February 28
7:30 pm – 10:00 pm
Third Annual Cancer is a Drag [Show] begins when doors open at 7:30 p.m. (show starts at 8 p.m.) in Goodson Chapel/ Recital Hall. This event stars professional drag entertainers and is hosted by the Spiritual Life “Relay for Life” team. Admission is $2 with a Shenandoah I.D.; $5 general admission. VIP tables for 8 are available for $15 per seat or $100 per table in advance; reserve a table via Spirituallife@su.edu. Audience members can also purchase “drag dollars” at the show to use as tips for the entertainers. All proceeds benefit the Spiritual Life Relay for Life team (American Cancer Society). Contact spirituallife@su.edu

Shenandoah University Greek Life Council Formal

Saturday, February 28
7:30 pm – 10:00 pm
Shenandoah University Greek Life Council Formal begins at 7:30 p.m. in the great hall and rotunda of the Health & Life Sciences Building. This is a semi-formal/formal event. Cocktail dresses, evening gowns, jacket and tie, or tuxedoes are all acceptable forms of dress. Enjoy music, light hors d’oeuvres and desserts. Tickets can be purchased for $5 from many Greek Life representatives and at your respective fraternity meetings. Tickets are available for all members of any Shenandoah University fraternity and to one paid guest per fraternity member. “Plus One” tickets must be paid for in advance by fraternity members who plan to bring a guest. Ticket prices are non-refundable after Tuesday, Feb. 10. Contact student Alex Flanigan at aflaniga11@su.edu

Shenandoah Conservatory Symphony Orchestra

Saturday, February 28
8:00 pm – 9:30 pm
Shenandoah Conservatory Symphony Orchestra presents “Oliverio, Schumann and Bach/Berio” at 8 p.m. in Armstrong Concert Hall. Tickets are $12 for adults, $10 for senior citizens and $5 for non-SU students. Purchase tickets in advance at the Ohrstrom-Bryant Theatre box office; call 540/665-4569 or go to conservatoryperforms.org. 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.

Last Day to Apply for May Degree Conferral

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

Baseball vs Farmingdale State

Sunday, March 1
1:00 pm – 6:00 pm
Baseball vs Farmingdale State, Bridgeforth Stadium ,1pm

Guest Pianist Soo-Jung Ann

Sunday, March 1
2:00 pm – 4:00 pm
Guest Pianist Soo-Jung Ann, a World of the Piano concert, begins at 3 p.m. in Armstrong Concert Hall. A pre-concert lecture begins at 2 p.m. 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 conservatoryperforms.org. 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.

“Fifty Shades of Grey” Fashion Show

Sunday, March 1
5:00 pm – 7:00 pm
“Fifty Shades of Grey” Fashion Show begins at 5 p.m. at the George Washington Hotel (103 E. Piccadilly St., Winchester). Doors open at 4:30 p.m. Tickets are $3 for SU students/employees and $5 for non-SU individuals through Feb. 27 at the Brandt Student Center. Tickets at the door are $7 and $20. This year’s Black Student Union fashion show supports the [Not Just] Women’s Center to promote desirable, healthy relationships. A portion of the show’s proceeds benefit the Henry & William Evans Home. Go to https://www.facebook.com/50shadesfashionshow or contact fashion show coordinator Muslima Musawwir at mmusawwi11@su.ed

Catholic Bible Study

Sunday, March 1
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 jgarner11@su.edu or CCM Vice President Brianna Brophy at bbrophy12@su.edu

Pay 2015-16 Housing Deposit

Monday, March 2
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

SUMTA Bake Sale

Monday, March 2
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

Baseball vs Salisbury

Monday, March 2
1:00 pm – 4:00 pm
Baseball vs Salisbury, Bridgeforth Stadium, 1pm

What Does “Minority” Really Mean?

Monday, March 2
4:00 pm – 5:00 pm
What Does “Minority” Really Mean? is from 4 to 5 p.m. in the Center for International Programs lounge in Cooley Hall. Dr. Miles Davis, dean of the Byrd School of Business, invites all students to this open forum to discuss the meaning of the word “minority.” Does the word describe groups of people? Does the word divide people into groups? Do minorities have needs different than the general population? Attend with an open mind. Contact Student Life at studentlife@su.edu

Minority Etiquette Dinner

Monday, March 2
5:30 pm – 6:30 pm
Minority Etiquette Dinner begins at 5:30 p.m. in the Clement Board Room (upper dining hall). Students who identify as a minority are invited to meet minority alumni as well as learn business dinner etiquette tips from Dr. Miles Davis, dean of the business school. Please wear interview attire. Register in advance via Minority Etiquette Dinner Reservation Questions? Contact Maggie McCampbell Lien in Intercultural Programs at 540/535-3531 or mmccampb@su.edu FREE

Zumba Class

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

Free Hot Chocolate

Tuesday, March 3
10:00 am – 2:00 pm
Free Hot Chocolate – a mid-term treat – is served from 10 a.m. until 2 p.m. in the Academic Enrichment Center lobby in Howe Hall. FREE

WebAdvisor New Student Planner Training

Tuesday, March 3
12:00 pm – 1:00 pm
The new Student Planning replacement for WebAdvisor will open campus-wide this term. Advisor/Faculty training sessions have been scheduled by Anne Marchant and will be co-presented with Niccole Gatliff. Please make sure to attend a training either in person or online through Zoom. A review video has also been produced by Anne as a refresher. Please register for a training session on our Registration Form.  Day     Date     Time     Room     Tuesday March 3 12-1 p.m. Huntsberry Meeting Room (Lunch Provided) Tuesday March 3 3-4 p.m. Smith 318 Wednesday March 4 3-4 p.m. Smith 318 The new system is much more user-friendly than the current WebAdvisor it replaces. We received very positive feedback from the beta group that tested during the fall. The Registrar's Office is still working out details for student training sessions. Online registration March 23 will be exclusively through Student Planning. We anticipate courses to be available to view in the system two weeks before that date, if not a week sooner.  For more information about this training, email ctl@su.edu.

WebAdvisor New Student Planner Training

Tuesday, March 3
3:00 pm – 4:00 pm
The new Student Planning replacement for WebAdvisor will open campus-wide this term. Advisor/Faculty training sessions have been scheduled by Anne Marchant and will be co-presented with Niccole Gatliff. Please make sure to attend a training either in person or online through Zoom. A review video has also been produced by Anne as a refresher. Please register for a training session on our Registration Form.  Day     Date     Time     Room     Tuesday March 3 12-1 p.m. Huntsberry Meeting Room (Lunch Provided) Tuesday March 3 3-4 p.m. Smith 318 Wednesday March 4 3-4 p.m. Smith 318 The new system is much more user-friendly than the current WebAdvisor it replaces. We received very positive feedback from the beta group that tested during the fall. The Registrar's Office is still working out details for student training sessions. Online registration March 23 will be exclusively through Student Planning. We anticipate courses to be available to view in the system two weeks before that date, if not a week sooner.  For more information about this training, email ctl@su.edu.

Estudiantes Unidos Comedy Night

Tuesday, March 3
5:30 pm – 7:30 pm
Estudiantes Unidos Comedy Night begins at 5:30 p.m. in the Brandt Student Center, Room 118. A comedy movie will be shown, followed by an open discussion. All students are welcome. Contact student Maribel Cayetano at mcayetan13@su.edu FREE

Announcements

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.

INDOOR TRACK HOSTS ODAC CHAMPIONSHIPS

The Shenandoah University indoor track & field teams will become the second and third programs to host an ODAC Championship when the Hornets welcome eight other institutions to the Prince George’s Sports Complex on Sunday, March 1, for the 2015 championships.

Competition begins at noon with the men’s weight throw and concludes at 8:05 p.m. with the annual awards presentation.

Senior Jaclyn Mohlmann, a likely NCAA qualifier in the indoor pentathlon, leads the Shenandoah women in the 16-event competition by being the league’s top rated performer in the 60-meter hurdles and the high jump.

In the hurdles, Mohlmann had a league-best 9.41 seconds (as part of a pentathlon competition) at the Sweetheart Multi-Mix Madness hosted by the U.S. Naval Academy on Feb. 12.

In that same competition, her 1.64-meter high jump gave her the league best in that event as well.

Both marks are new program records at Shenandoah.

Sophomore thrower Danyelle McGrady is seeking her first-ever indoor All-ODAC accolade with her participation in the shot put.

Her 10.51-meter toss at the Sweetheart is third best in the league to this point.

On the men’s side, senior Everton Eastwood figures to make noise in the sprints as he enters the meet with the second best times in both the 60-meter and 200-meter dashes.

Eastwood ran a 7.09 at the CNU Invitational and a 23.21 at the Vince Brown Invitational to post his top marks.

Sophomore Anthony Banks, thanks to a 1.88-meter high jump at the CNU Invitational, has the second best ODAC mark in that event.

Shenandoah is bringing 36 student-athletes to the one day competition.

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.

GRADUATION APPLICATIONS DUE SUNDAY

Sunday, March 1, is the last day to apply for May 2015 graduation. If you have not already done so, please log in to Web Advisor and submit your application now.

Failure to apply on time can lead to many problems with your graduation, so don’t delay any longer.

For questions about applying for graduation, contact Degree Audit & Conferral Specialist Valerie Taylor at 540/665-4537.

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.

FACULTY: DON’T MISS THE NEXT FACULTY COLLOQUIUM

On Tuesday, March 3, the Faculty Senate will host a Faculty Colloquium at 5:30 p.m. in Davis Hall, Room 210, with a reception to follow in Davis Library. The reception will feature beer, wine, and light hors d’oeuvres.

Faculty Colloquium will feature a sabbatical presentation, “Thoughts and Observations from Visits to Collegiate Opera and Young Artist Training Programs: What Are We Doing (and Failing to Do) to Prepare Singers for the Possibility of a Singing Career?” by Associate Professor of Music Byron Jones, D.M.A.

All faculty are welcome to come attend either or both events. The reception is sponsored by the Office of the Vice President for Academic Affairs.

Questions about this event or future colloquium presenters? Contact Chair of the Faculty Affairs Committee and Associate Professor of English Michelle Brown, Ph.D., at mbrown5@su.edu or 540/665-4810.

SEHD DOCTORAL CANDIDATE PREPARES TO DEFEND DISSERTATION

Virginia Rae, a candidate for the degree of Doctor of Education in organizational leadership, will defend her dissertation, “The developing mind: A qualitative multi-case study of the intra- and inter-personal learning experiences and practices of mindfulness-based practitioners,” at 10 a.m. on Wednesday, March 4, in the Bowman Building, Room 112. Members of the Shenandoah University community are invited to attend. Committee: Giles A. Jackson, Ph.D., Chair; Clyde Croswell, Ed.D.; and Morgan S. Phenix, Ed.D. For more information, contact Dr. Jackson at gjackson@su.edu.

FEBRUARY ENDS WITH A BANG! DON’T MISS THIS SHOW

The third annual Cancer is a Drag [Show] on Saturday, Feb. 28, starts when Goodson Chapel/Recital Hall doors open at 7:30 p.m. The show – starring professional drag entertainers – begins at 8 p.m. “Drag queens and cancer?” you say. Yes. It’s an outrageously funny and wonderful show that benefits a good cause.

Cancer is a Drag [Show] is hosted by the Spiritual Life “Relay for Life” team. The performers donate their talents so that all proceeds can go to the American Cancer Society. Admission is $2 with a Shenandoah I.D.; $5 general admission. VIP tables for 8 are available for $15 per seat or $100 per table in advance. At the show, you can also purchase “drag dollars” to use as tips for the entertainers.

Go early to Saturday night’s show to get a good seat, or reserve a VIP table by contacting spirituallife@su.edu.

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.

JAPANESE TEA EVENT MOVED TO 2 P.M.

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

DOING RESEARCH? FILE YOUR IRB ONLINE THROUGH THIS NEW SYSTEM

Shenandoah University faculty and students doing research involving human subjects must obtain Institutional Review Board (IRB) approval prior to gathering data.

From now on, the IRB will only accept electronic submissions via the Axiom Mentor online submission system, which has been implemented to prevent errors in research protocol submissions. It will also save time for Principal Investigators (PIs) and IRB Committee members.

To submit a protocol via Axiom Mentor, please visit the IRB webpage. If you are a PI who has submitted a paper application, it will be returned to you to submit electronically.

SO… I’M GRADUATING, NOW WHAT?

Graduating students and their families should be sure to check out the Commencement website (www.su.edu/commencement) for all things commencement.

There you can find the schedule of events, details, severe weather plan ticket information and much more.

JOB OPENINGS FOR THE RIGHT GRAD STUDENTS

The Office of Residence Life has openings for Resident Directors (RDs) for the 2015-16 year. RDs must be enrolled full- or part-time at Shenandoah in a graduate program. The job requires 20 hours per week, and due to the on-call nature of this position, RDs are required to live on campus. RDs receive a $6,000 stipend, a meal plan and an on-campus apartment.

RDs serve as members of the Office of Residence Life central staff, and each is responsible for the management of a residence hall community. Although not required, previous supervisory and/or leadership experience is strongly recommended. Customer service, teamwork, problem-solving and people skills are required. RDs focus on supporting and mentoring residents, supervising a resident assistant staff, serving as conduct officers and coordinating educational out-of-classroom experiences.

For a full job description or to apply, send a resume, cover letter and three professional references to Director of Residence Life & Student Conduct Sue O’Driscoll at sodrisco09@su.edu.

RESIDENCE LIFE IS HIRING RESIDENT ASSISTANTS FOR 2015-16

The Office of Residence Life is now accepting applications for resident assistants (RAs) for the 2015-16 academic year. RAs are responsible for creating a sense of community in their buildings, resolving group or individual conflicts, knowing and enforcing university policies and serving as information resources in the halls.

Resident assistant is a paid position. RA applications are due by 5 p.m. on Wednesday, March 4.

Learn more at Why You Should Be a Resident Assistant. Scroll to the bottom of the page to find the online application form. For more information, contact reslife@su.edu or go to Cooley Hall, Room 213.

GRADUATION APPLICATIONS DUE MARCH 1

Attention May graduates! If you have not already done so, please log in to WebAdvisor, click “Application for Graduation” and submit your application for May 2015 graduation. Applications are due by Sunday, March 1.

You’ve worked hard for your degree – don’t forget to complete this one last step that will ensure you receive it (pending successful completion of all program requirements). Questions? Contact Degree Audit & Conferral Specialist Valerie Taylor at 540/665-4537.