Wine, Cheese and Scholarship – PROPOSAL DEADLINE EXTENDEDThursday, January 29
1:00 am – 11:55 pm
Proposal Deadline EXTENDED! Wine, Cheese and Scholarship: A Celebration of Faculty Research and Creativity will be held on February 12 from 4 to 6:30 in the Ferrari Room (snow date, Feb 19). This poster presentation event is intended for new faculty and graduate student researchers to get their feet wet, and for experienced researchers to show off their work. The exhibition will feature research proposals, research projects in process, findings, creative works or other scholarly endeavor. Displays of creative works, scholarship of teaching and learning, and interdisciplinary projects are especially welcome. If you have not submitted your proposal yet, please consider applying. Visit the CTL webpage for submission instructions and poster guidelines or Apply Here.
Birthing Kits PreparationThursday, January 29
12:00 pm – 1:30 pm
Birthing Kits Preparation is from noon to 1:30 p.m. at the Northern Virginia Campus (Scholar Plaza). Shenandoah students at NVC will package birthing kits for women in the U.S. and abroad who can’t afford or do not have access to common baby items. Other NVC students may participate in a meditation group during this time. Lunch is provided for all. As an alternative to donating items for the birthing kits, individuals may make $10 donations on Jan. 29 at NVC for “Imagine No Malaria” mosquito nets. Cash, or checks made payable to Advance GCFA. Individuals on main campus, Health Professions Building or Cork Street, who want to contribute to this Northern Virginia Campus initiative should contact firstname.lastname@example.org
Environmental Club MeetingThursday, January 29
5:00 pm – 6:00 pm
Environmental Club Meeting begins at 5 p.m. in Gregory Hall, Room 138. The Environmental Club welcomes all students who are interested in outdoor adventures, sustainability and greening our campus. Help brainstorm upcoming spring events. Contact students Ashley Landes or Victoria Thomas at email@example.com or firstname.lastname@example.org
Meditation ClassThursday, January 29
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 email@example.com FREE
The Inside Scoop for Business StudentsThursday, January 29
6:00 pm – 7:30 pm
The Inside Scoop for first- and second-year business students is from 6 to 7:30 p.m. in the Brandt Student Center Food Court. You need to eat dinner. Why not chat and chew? Ask older business students questions, get answers and make connections. Bring your meal card. Contact Learning Services Specialist Maeve Gerboth in the Office of Learning Resources & Services at 540/665-4928 or firstname.lastname@example.org
“Their Story, Our History” AuditionsThursday, January 29
6:30 pm – 8:30 pm
“Their Story, Our History” Auditions are from 6:30 to 8:30 p.m. in Goodson Chapel / Recital Hall. Members of the campus community are invited to audition; readers, singers and actors are needed. The Black History Month show is on Friday, Feb. 27. Contact Maggie McCampbell Lien in Intercultural Programs at 540/535-3531 or email@example.com
Student-Faculty-Coach Open PlayThursday, January 29
7:00 pm – 9:00 pm
Student-Faculty-Coach Open Play is from 7 to 9 p.m. in the Brandt Student Center Game Room. Students are encouraged to invite their coaches and professors to compete in air hockey, billiards, table tennis, and/or basketball the Game Room. Contact firstname.lastname@example.org FREE
Freethinkers MeetingThursday, January 29
8:00 pm – 9:00 pm
Freethinkers Meeting begins at 8 p.m. in Brandt Student Center Room 115. Tonight’s topic is moral ambiguity. We’ll start with a list of difficult questions, and discuss them as a group. All students are invited to join the conversation. Contact Freethinkers President Matthew Lehman at email@example.com
Harambee Gospel ChoirThursday, January 29
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 firstname.lastname@example.org
Phi Mu Alpha Informational MeetingThursday, January 29
9:30 pm – 10:30 pm
Phi Mu Alpha Informational Meeting begins at 9:30 p.m. in the Brandt Student Center, Room 118. All men who love music are invited; all majors are welcomed. Meet the PMA brothers. Eat snacks. For more information, contact Fraternal Education Officer Stephen Readyoff at email@example.com
International Student Association Bake SaleFriday, January 30
11:00 am – 3:00 pm
International Student Association Bake Sale is from 11 a.m. to 3 p.m. in the Brandt Student Center rotunda. Contact ISA member Kriti Hada at firstname.lastname@example.org
Strengths ScreeningFriday, January 30
11:30 am – 1:30 pm
Strengths Screening is from 11:30 a.m. to 1:30 p.m. in the Allen Dining Hall and Brandt Student Center lobby. The Counseling Center and the student organization Active Minds are sponsoring this free self-assessment for students to analyze each person’s positive attributes. Contact the Counseling Center at 540/665-4530. FREE
Conservatory Theatre Auditions & Open HouseSaturday, January 31
8:00 am – 4:00 pm
Conservatory Theatre Auditions & Open House begins at 8 a.m. in the Ohrstrom-Bryant Theatre lobby. The conservatory open house to all high school and transfer students interested in any theatre degree programs. Auditions are available for high school seniors and transfer students who have applied to Shenandoah. Registration is required for auditions. The day includes meetings with financial aid and admissions personnel as well as faculty, student-guided campus tours and lunch in the dining hall. Click Here to register or contact the Office of Admissions at 800/432-2266 or Admit@su.edu.
Women’s Basketball vs RoanokeSaturday, January 31
2:00 pm – 4:00 pm
Women's Basketball vs Roanoke, Shingleton Gym, 2pm
Wizards Basketball Game in D.C.Saturday, January 31
4:30 pm – 11:00 pm
Wizards Basketball Game in D.C. begins at 4:30 p.m. when the vans leave from the Armstrong/BSC parking lot. The trip is open to the first 20 students who sign up to watch the Wizards play the Portland Trailblazers. Cost is $15 plus money for food. Be back on campus around 11 p.m. Register via http://goo.gl/forms/V1KXTbYIqu Contact Assistant Director of Student Engagement for Recreation & Fitness Programs Kyle Farrell at 540/665-4790 or email@example.com.
Phi Mu Alpha Meet the BrothersSaturday, January 31
5:30 pm – 6:30 pm
Phi Mu Alpha Meet the Brothers begins at 5:30 p.m. in the Brandt Student Center Game Room. The PMA brothers look forward to meeting some new faces and sharing pizza. For more information, contact Fraternal Education Officer Stephen Readyoff at firstname.lastname@example.org
Martha Masters Classical Guitar ConcertSaturday, January 31
8:00 pm – 9:00 pm
Martha Masters Classical Guitar Concert at 8 p.m. in Goodson Chapel / Recital Hall. Masters is an award-winning artist who has received critical acclaim around the world. FREE
Bands in the BasementSaturday, January 31
10:00 pm – 1:00 am
Bands in the Basement begins at 10 p.m. in the Health & Life Sciences Building basement. Tonight, Cellar opens for Planeview. This is the second Bands in the Basement concert; on Saturday, Jan. 24, Poncho Motel opens for Sono Lumini. Only one outside guest per SU student allowed. You must show a valid SU I.D. at the door. No outside beverages or backpacks are allowed in the venue. Contact email@example.com FREE
Carpool to Sacred Heart Catholic ChurchSunday, February 1
10:45 am – 12:30 pm
Carpool to Sacred Heart Catholic Church with fellow students. Meet at 10:45 a.m. at the Brandt Student Center main entrance; arrive for 11:15 a.m. mass. Contact Catholic Campus Ministry President John “Tyler” Garner at firstname.lastname@example.org FREE
Sigma Alpha Iota Mocktails & Ice-BreakersSunday, February 1
2:00 pm – 4:00 pm
Sigma Alpha Iota Mocktails & Ice-Breakers is from 2 to 4 p.m. in Ruebush Hall, Room 146. All women who are interested in service, music and sisterhood are invited to learn more about SAI, the women’s music fraternity. Contact Vice President of Membership Jessica Granholm at email@example.com
Super Bowl XLIX PartySunday, February 1
6:00 pm – 10:30 pm
Super Bowl XLIX Party begins at 6 p.m. in the Brandt Student Center Game Room. (Kick-off is set for 6:30 p.m.) Free pizza and wings will be served and the game is on all TVs. Study your Super Bowl trivia in advance. Naming all the teams that have won the Super Bowl is worth $25. Naming all 47 Super Bowl winners – in correct order – is worth $50. They’ll be other prizes for other trivia questions. Contact firstname.lastname@example.org. FREE
Alma Mater Music Video Contest VotingMonday, February 2
8:00 am – 5:00 pm
Alma Mater Music Video Contest Voting ends at 5 p.m. today and the top three videos will be announced. On Jan. 26, students from across the university submitted music videos of our school song – “Shenandoah” by Fred Dreher and Stuart Moore – in a variety of styles. Videos are posted on the Student Life Facebook page, and voting is by “likes” ONLY on the Shenandoah University Student Life page. (Videos shared on other pages to garner more “likes” will be disqualified.) Contact email@example.com
Alpha Lambda Delta Information SessionMonday, February 2
5:00 pm – 6:00 pm
Alpha Lambda Delta Information Session for newly invited members is at 5 p.m. in the Brandt Student Center, Room 120. Refreshments are provided and ALD officers will answer questions and share information about the benefits of joining this freshman honor society. New members will be inducted on Sunday, Feb. 22. Contact Director of Learning Resources & Services Holli Phillips at 540/665-4928 or firstname.lastname@example.org
Zumba ClassMonday, February 2
6:00 pm – 7:00 pm
Zumba Class with instructor Sabrina Welzer begins at 6 p.m. in the Brandt Student Center, Borden Student Associations Center, (Room 123). Zumba is a variety of simple, easy-to-follow dance movements. Classes are open to SU students and employees of all skill or fitness levels. Bring water. Contact email@example.com FREE
Alice in Wonderland Tea Party SAI RecruitmentMonday, February 2
6:00 pm – 8:00 pm
Alice in Wonderland Tea Party: Fairytale Recruitment is from 6 to 8 p.m. in Brandt Student Center Room 115. Sigma Alpha Iota is serving tea, snacks and card games for women who are interested in service, music and sisterhood. Learn more about SAI, the women’s music fraternity. Contact Vice President of Membership Jessica Granholm at firstname.lastname@example.org
MARK YOUR CALENDAR: 2015 SUMMER ORIENTATION DATES SET
The 2015 Summer Orientation dates are as follows: Friday, June 5; Friday, June 19; Monday, June 29; and Friday, July 10.
TAKE A LOOK AT THESE UPDATES TO THE UNDERGRADUATE AND GRADUATE CATALOGS
Addenda to the 2014-2015 Undergraduate and Graduate Catalogs have been posted on the Shenandoah University website.
Please download as a supplement to the current catalogs. Questions? Please contact Registrar Elizabeth White at 540/665-4914 or email@example.com.
ARTS EDUCATION GRANTS AVAILABLE
The Marion Park Lewis Foundation (MPLF) has announced guidelines for its annual individual and organizational grants. Applications must be postmarked no later than March 14, 2015, for projects that occur from June 1, 2015, through May 31, 2016.
The foundation is interested in projects that actively engage participants in developing their artistic skills or that uniquely enhance the art experience within the community. Shenandoah University and a number of its faculty have received MPLF grants in the past. Complete instructions and grant application forms are available at www.mplf-arts.org.
Shenandoah University requires institutional approval for any organizational grant application. Please contact Kelly Nemzek in the Office of Grant Support at firstname.lastname@example.org for guidance if you are interested in applying.
BASEBALL LEADS ODAC POLL
The No. 17/20 Shenandoah University baseball team is the preseason selection to win it all in the Old Dominion Athletic Conference in poll results released on Jan. 29, by the conference office.
The Hornets, coming off of a 33-11 season that saw the squad earn the No. 1 seed at both the ODAC Tournament and the Demorest Regional, received nine first place votes and 98 points to earn the No. 1 spot in the preseason poll.
Shenandoah finished atop the 2014 ODAC regular season standings with a 17-3 league mark before falling to the Eagles in the ODAC Tournament championship.
Voting is done on a 1-10 basis with coaches prohibited from voting for their own teams in the poll.
BC received the remaining two first place votes.
Shenandoah opens up the 2015 season on Saturday, Feb. 14, with a non-league doubleheader against Misericordia and the ODAC slate on Saturday, March 7, at Roanoke.
STUDENTS: WHAT’S GREAT ABOUT YOU? FIND OUT AT FRIDAY’S STRENGTHS SCREENING
On Friday, Jan. 30, from 11:30 a.m. to 1:30 p.m., the Counseling Center and the student organization Active Minds will sponsor a free self-assessment for students to analyze all your positive attributes. Stop by either the Allen Dining Hall or the Brandt Student Center lobby to take advantage of this service. Questions? Contact the Counseling Center at 540/665-4530.
SPECTRUM SUPPORTS ‘Q IN QUESTION,’ MASQUERADE BALL
Spectrum, an outreach program for the LGBTQ+ community on campus, will not hold its regular meetings during February, so members may attend “Q in Question” on Tuesday nights and participate in its dialogue.
Any student who is interested in helping with the upcoming Masquerade Ball should contact student Alex Carney at email@example.com.
Spectrum promotes safety, education and acceptance of the LGBTQ+ community and celebrates the diversity of the LGBTQ+ community.
ARE YOU SIGNED UP FOR EMERGENCY ALERTS?
Do you have an emergency alert account? Has your account expired? Haven’t signed up yet to receive alerts?
It is imperative that the entire campus community is registered to receive Shenandoah University emergency alert messages.
This is not mandatory, but is vital for your safety and the safety of other campus community members.
Creating an account is easy, and the steps are listed below. If you have already created an account, please take a moment to log into your account and check the expiration date.
If your account has expired, please follow the steps below to reactivate your record.
To log in to your account and check its status, follow these steps:
1. Sign into Blackboard
2. Select the Emergency tab
3. Locate “SU Alert Login” and enter your username and password
4. Select the Services tab
5. If your account is inactive, click on “make active” (blue message to the far right of your cell phone and email information)
Need to sign up for emergency alerts? Follow these steps:
1. Sign into Blackboard
2. Select the Emergency tab
3. Locate “SU Alert System Sign-Up” and follow the directions
Questions? Contact Assistant Director of Auxiliary Services Pam Smulovitz at firstname.lastname@example.org.
FINAL REMINDER: FYS MENTOR APPLICATIONS DUE FRIDAY
Don’t wait! Apply today to be a First-Year Seminar (FYS) student mentor. Applications are due via email to Jo Strader at email@example.com or submitted in person in Henkel Hall, Room 206, by 5 p.m. on Friday, Jan. 30. All information is available on the Going Global FYS website, including the forms needed for student recommendations. Questions? Contact Director of Going Global First-Year Seminar Amy Sarch, Ph.D., at firstname.lastname@example.org or 540/542-6534.
STUDENTS NEED YOU FOR BLACK HISTORY MONTH SHOW
Students and Intercultural Programs are preparing for the Black History Month show “Their Story, Our History.” Members of the campus community are invited to open auditions from 6:30 p.m. to 8:30 p.m. on Thursday, Jan. 29, in Goodson Chapel/Recital Hall. Readers, singers and actors are needed. The show is on on Friday, Feb. 27. Contact Maggie McCampbell Lien in Intercultural Programs at 540/535-3531 or email@example.com.
WHEN YOU NEED TO HANG POSTERS ON CAMPUS
“Individuals, organizations and businesses that want to post printed material of any kind on Shenandoah University property or within Shenandoah-operated buildings must first obtain written approval from the Student Life Information Coordinator in the Brandt Student Center,” says the Undergraduate Catalog on Page 119.
This means all posters and fliers must stamped “approved” by Student Life Information Coordinator Cathy Kuehner before you can hang them anywhere on campus. Her office is in Brandt Student Center, Room 122.
Across campus, use tacks on bulletin boards, and ask permission from a faculty or staff member before using tape. In the Brandt Student Center, use the grip strips in the main hallway, foyer near Shingleton and downstairs hall. Do not use tape or tacks on drywall walls anywhere – ever.
15, 10, STOP AND STOP
The Department of Public Safety wants you to remember that the speed limit on all campus roads is 15 MPH. The speed limit in all campus parking lots is 10 MPH – slower in the parking garage – and drivers must always be alert for cars backing out of spaces.
Drivers must stop at all campus stop signs, and drivers must always stop for pedestrians. Pedestrians, use crosswalks as much as possible, and look both ways before stepping out from between parked cars.
Learn more at www.su.edu/parking or write to firstname.lastname@example.org.
CONCERNED ABOUT A STUDENT? NEED TO REPORT SEXUAL MISCONDUCT?
Students, faculty and staff should be aware of the new location for the student of concern and sexual misconduct information on the new university website.
A link to the student of concern information and submission form can be accessed by visiting the “I am a…” navigation and by selecting “Faculty or Staff Member.” It is also available in the website’s blue footer under “On Campus.”
Also, a link to the university’s sexual misconduct information can be found in the website’s blue footer under “In Campus Life.” This link will lead to a page where you will find a submission form and a document explaining the university’s sexual misconduct policy.
NOMINATE A GRADUATE OF SHENANDOAH FOR THE 2015 DISTINGUISHED ALUMNI AWARDS
Each year during Homecoming Weekend the Shenandoah University Alumni Association honors alumni whose success and involvement make us all proud. The Distinguished Alumni awards presented are:
- Lifetime Achievement Award
- Young Career Achievement Award
- Professional Achievement Award
- Service to the Community Award
- Service to the University Award
To nominate an alumnus or alumna for an honor, click here. The deadline for 2015 nominations is Friday, Jan. 31.
FACULTY MEMBERS AND STUDENTS: DON’T MISS THE WINE, CHEESE AND SCHOLARSHIP RESEARCH AND PUBLICATION EXHIBITION
All faculty members and students are invited to Wine, Cheese and Scholarship: A Celebration of Faculty Research and Creativity to be held on Thursday, Feb. 12, from 4 p.m. to 6:30 p.m. in the Brandt Student Center, Ferrari Room.
This poster presentation event is intended for new faculty and graduate student researchers to get their feet wet, and for experienced researchers to show off their work. However, all students are invited to attend the exhibition.
The exhibition will feature research proposals, research projects in process, findings, creative works or other scholarly endeavor. Displays of creative works, scholarship of teaching and learning, and interdisciplinary projects are especially welcome. Separate breakout rooms will be available for attendees to get together and discuss ideas or talk with potential collaborators.
The snow date for this event is Thursday, Feb. 19. Questions? Visit the Center for Teaching and Learning’s webpage.
TENNIS NAMES CAPTAINS
Shenandoah University Head Men’s and Women’s Tennis Coach Larry Hubbard announced the captains for his two programs on Jan. 26.
Hubbard, who is in the midst of his fifth season at the helm of the two teams, will have senior Shannon Allin and junior Amber Lake as captains for the women’s team and junior Steven Baker as the men’s team captain.
This is the second straight year that the trio will lead the two teams.
Last season, Allin and Lake helped the Shenandoah women to a program record 11 wins and its first-ever appearance in the ODAC Tournament by contributing a combined 15 singles and 16 doubles victories.
Lake co-led the Hornets with 10 singles and 10 doubles victories.
Baker led the Shenandoah men in singles victories from his No. 1 spot and was tied for second in conference doubles wins.
“These three student-athletes did a great job last season as captains and were nominated by their teammates to lead both teams again this year,” Hubbard said. “They lead by example and their experience as leaders is only going to help us be successful. I am confident that these three student-athletes will continue to make a strong leadership contribution and contribute to the continued growth and development of our programs.”
Shenandoah opens its spring seasons with a women’s match on Saturday, Feb. 7, versus Shippensburg and a men’s match against Hood on Saturday, Feb. 14. Both of these matches will be competed indoors at Winchester Country Club.
EXTRA HELP IS AVAILABLE TO ALL STUDENTS THROUGH THE TUTORING CENTER
Need a tutor? Student tutors across all disciplines are ready to help you succeed! Find them on Tutor Trac, which is accessible via Blackboard and the Shenandoah University Online Portal dropdown menu. Need help signing up? Contact Erin Beaupre at email@example.com or 540/665-4928. Tutoring is FREE to all Shenandoah University students!
DOING RESEARCH AT SHENANDOAH? BE SURE TO GET YOUR HUMAN SUBJECT RESEARCH CERTIFICATION
Shenandoah University researchers planning to conduct studies with human subjects should attain Collaborative Institutional Training Initiative (CITI) certification in Human Subject Research. Certification information is kept on file per compliance regulations and accessed when you submit a protocol. Certification must only be renewed every three years.
To complete your CITI certification, follow these steps:
- Go to www.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.
A help file is available from the Center for Teaching and Learning. If you have questions about the new electronic IRB protocol submission process, contact Megan Bowers at firstname.lastname@example.org or the Center for Teaching and Learning at email@example.com.
USING THE UNIVERSITY’S LOGO ON A DOCUMENT? WANT TO KNOW THE ‘OFFICIAL’ NAME OF A BUILDING? CHECK THE UNIVERSITY’S NEWLY UPDATED GRAPHIC & EDITORIAL GUIDELINES MANUAL
The Office of Marketing & Communications (OMC) has updated its Graphic & Editorial Guidelines Manual, which details the university’s brand platform, graphic identity and editorial standards.
The manual includes information on proper use of the university’s logo (see below) as well as editorial standards that address, among other things: official names of university campuses and buildings; proper names of interior spaces, schools and departments; the university’s non-discrimination clause; print and electronic publications; and a language and grammar guide.
Please remember that:
- The logos are for official communications of the university, its schools, divisions, departments and offices.
- All materials and communications representing Shenandoah University must be identified by the prominent display of an approved university logo.
- The logos are the only marks that may be used to represent the university
- The logos may not be altered, modified, amended or infringed upon in any way.
Questions? Email firstname.lastname@example.org.
ATTENTION FACULTY AND STUDENTS DOING RESEARCH: PILOT THIS NEW SYSTEM TO FILE YOUR IRB ONLINE
Shenandoah University faculty and students doing research involving human subjects must obtain Institutional Review Board (IRB) approval prior to gathering data. The university has begun using the Axiom Mentor online submission system, which is being implemented to prevent errors in research protocol submissions. It will also will save time for Principal Investigators (PIs) and IRB Committee Members.
The system is being tested now. Full campus-wide implementation is slated for the middle of the spring 2015 semester. To submit a protocol via Axiom Mentor, please follow these instructional links based on your role at the university; instructions for faculty members or Instructions for students.
MEN’S BASKETBALL HOSTS BRIDGEWATER
The game is the second meeting of the season between the Hornets and Eagles. On Dec. 3 in Bridgewater, BC was a 73-64 victor over Shenandoah.
The Hornets outscored their hosts 42-37 in the second half of that contest, but could not make up a 14-point halftime deficit.
Ed Reddick, who was later named ODAC Player of the Week, had 16 points and 16 rebounds for the hosts.
Xavier Alston led a 43-rebound effort for Shenandoah with 11 boards.
Today’s game is the 12th lifetime contest between Shenandoah and Bridgewater in men’s basketball with BC holding an 8-3 advantage in the all-time series.
The Eagles have won five straight including the Dec. 3 matchup and an 93-87 overtime victory in the opening round of the 2014 ODAC Tournament.
Alston, at 7.0 rebounds per game, continues to lead the Hornets on the glass.
Reddick, a two-time ODAC PoW, averages 18.5 points and 8.8 rebounds per game. He leads the league in scoring and is third in rebounds.
HAVE A RETIREMENT ACCOUNT WITH SHENANDOAH? HERE’S THE OPPORTUNITY TO GET SOME FREE ADVICE
TIAA-CREF Senior Financial Consultant Shawn Dorr will be on campus to meet with Shenandoah University employees on the following dates: Thursday, Feb. 12; Thursday, March 12; and Wednesday, April 15. Meetings will be held in the Wilkins Administration Building, Wilkins Conference Room (second floor).
Dorr can help employees achieve their financial goals by helping them understand Shenandoah’s retirement plan, providing objective advice about asset allocation based on individual needs, showing how they can develop personalized plans and reviewing retirement income options.
Employees who are newly enrolled in the TIAA-CREF retirement plan, or who have not met with a representative of TIAA-CREF within the past year, are encouraged to schedule an appointment for advice on financial goals.
To schedule a confidential, individual appointment, please call 800/732-8353. Questions? Contact Human Resources & Benefits Manager Kim McDonald at email@example.com.
YES, YOU CAN HAVE A PERSONAL TRAINER
Recreation & Fitness Programs is offering a new service this spring that is open to all employees and students. Now, you can benefit from the help of a certified fitness trainer to reach your health goals.
All student fitness trainers studied for and passed a fitness training certification exam, and they are ready to take on clients. After registering for personal training, clients meet their fitness trainers for free, 30-minute consultations. Then, clients pay $30 for six weeks of on-campus training.
To receive an application or to learn more about the program, contact Assistant Director of Student Engagement for Recreation & Fitness Programs Kyle Farrell at 540/665-4790 or firstname.lastname@example.org.
OHRINER PUBLISHES ARTICLE ABOUT LISTENERS’ EXPECTATIONS OF MUSIC
Assistant Professor of Music Theory Mitchell Ohriner, Ph.D., has published an article titled “Elicited Asynchronies in Recorded Performances of Chopin’s Mazurkas” in Empirical Musicology Review.
The article derives from an experiment Dr. Ohriner conducted on campus with the help of Assistant Professor of Psychology Mark Chan, Ph.D.
By exploring how participants tap to expressively timed music, Ohriner shows how performers can guide and refute listeners’ expectations of how music unfolds in time. The article is available online here.
MOHLMANN LEADS TRACK
The Shenandoah University men’s and women’s indoor track & field teams had a combined 13 top 10 finishes on Jan. 18, during day two of the Liberty University Invitational.
Senior Jaclyn Mohlmann led this performance with top 10s in the 60 meter hurdles, 400 meter dash and high jump.
After finishing fourth in the 60 meter hurdles (2nd among DIII competitors) with a 9.52 second race, Mohlmann was 6th in the 400 meters at 1:03.52.
She then finished her day by tying for the win in the high jump with a leap of 1.55 meters.
Anthony Banks was tied for second in the men’s high jump at 1.79 meters.
Banks’ teammate, Everton Eastwood, had a pair of top 10s with a fourth in the 60 meter dash and a ninth in the 400 meters. He posted times of 7.21 and 53.51 seconds, respectively.
Ansel Borhauer rounded out the men’s sprints with a third in the 200. His 23.65 second time was tops among DIII competitors.
In the throwing events, Justin Neff had a 10th in the men’s weight while Alaina Combs, Mohlmann and Danyelle McGrady went 9-10-11 in the women’s shot. Combs’ 9.87 meter toss was two millimeters better than Mohlmann’s best throw.
The squads are off next week and return to action on Friday, Jan. 30, and Saturday, Jan. 31, at the Captains Invitational hosted by Christopher Newport University.
WEEKNIGHT FITNESS CLASSES ARE NOW IN BSC
Free weeknight fitness classes previously held at East Campus Commons are now in the Brandt Student Center, Room 123 (Borden Student Associations Center). All classes are open to students, faculty and staff members of all skill and fitness levels. Classes begin Monday, Jan. 19.
- Mondays: Zumba with instructor Sabrina Welzer begins at 6 p.m. Zumba is a variety of simple, easy-to-follow dance movements. Classes are open to Shenandoah University students and employees of all skill or fitness levels. Bring water.
- Tuesdays: Hatha Yoga with instructor Tammy Battista begins at 6 p.m. Hatha yoga consists of movement and physical postures, breath and meditation. Bring water, a towel and a mat.
- Wednesdays: Zumba with instructor Cindee Steele begins at 6 p.m. The combination of low and high-intensity movements set to Latin and World rhythms feels more like an hour-long dance party. Bring water.
- Thursdays: Meditation with instructor Jake White begins at 6 p.m. 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. Bring water.
Questions? Contact Assistant Director of Student Engagement for Recreation & Fitness Programs Kyle Farrell at 540/665-4790 or email@example.com.