Events

Winter Break for Students

Wednesday, December 17
12:00 am – 11:59 pm
Winter Break for Students; classes do not meet; administrative offices are open (except on weekends, Dec. 24, 25, 26 and Jan. 1). 

Staff Council Work Life & Professional Development Committee

Wednesday, December 17
10:00 am – 11:00 am
Staff Council Work Life & Professional Development Committee meets from 10 to 11 a.m. in Allen Dining Hall, Huntsberry Room. The group will discuss the upcoming Staff Development Day and other events. All staff members are welcome to attend. (This committee meets the third Wednesday of every month.) Contact Sabra Veach at sveach@su.edu

Full Staff Meeting

Wednesday, December 17
2:00 pm – 3:00 pm
Full Staff Meeting for Shenandoah University employees begins at 2 p.m. in the Brandt Student Center, Ferrari Room.

Shenandoah Conservatory Arts Academy Dance Concert

Wednesday, December 17
8:00 pm – 9:00 pm
SCAA Junior & Senior Dance Ensembles perform 8 p.m. in Shingleton Black Box Studio. Admission is free. Thirty students age 10 to 18 will present a variety program of ballet, lyrical, contemporary and musical theatre dance pieces. In addition to new works by Joshua Legg, Mary Robare, and Robyn Schroth, the program includes the seasonal favorites, Dance of the Sugarplum Fairy, You're a Mean One, Mr. Grinch, and O Come, O Come Emmanuel. The SCAA Dance Ensembles perform under the direction of Mary Robare. FREE

Winter Break for Students

Friday, December 19
12:00 am – 11:59 pm
Winter Break for Students; classes do not meet; administrative offices are open Monday through Friday except Dec. 24 through Jan. 4. 

Winter Break for Employees

Wednesday, December 24
12:00 am – 11:59 pm
Winter Break for Employees; administrative offices are closed.

New Year’s Day

Thursday, January 1
12:00 am – 11:59 pm
New Year’s Day; administrative offices are closed.

Women’s Basketball vs Mary Washington

Monday, January 5
5:00 pm – 7:00 pm
Women's Basketball vs Mary Washington, Shingleton Gym, 5pm

Blackboard Basics for faculty

Tuesday, January 6
10:00 am – 11:00 am
Blackboard Basics Here’s your chance to get into Blackboard training at the beginner’s level, or even brush up on some basics if you need some review. Please use THIS LINK to register for this session. Please note that we reserve the right to cancel any training due to low enrollment or lack of participation. In the event that we cancel or change any session, you will be notified by email.

Spring Adjunct Reception and Orientation

Tuesday, January 6
4:00 pm – 6:00 pm
Smith Library, 318   New adjunct faculty starting in the spring 2015 semester, please plan to attend this reception and orientation welcoming you to Shenandoah University.   4 to 5 PM: Reception to get acquainted with other adjunct faculty over light snacks   5 to 6 PM: Orientation to receive important information and resources for adjunct teaching at SU    Remote participation in the orientation session is available via Zoom.  If you plan to participate remotely, a link will be emailed to you.  If you have questions or need more information, please contact ctl@su.edu.   If you are unable to attend this orientation session, a remote session will be held on Wednesday, January 7,  7 to 8 PM.    Please RSVP via this linked form to indicate which session you will be attending.  We look forward to seeing you!          

Blackboard Basics for faculty

Wednesday, January 7
11:00 am – 12:00 pm
Blackboard Basics Here’s your chance to get into Blackboard training at the beginner’s level, or even brush up on some basics if you need some review. Please use THIS LINK to register for this session. Please note that we reserve the right to cancel any training due to low enrollment or lack of participation. In the event that we cancel or change any session, you will be notified by email.

Basketball vs Eastern Mennonite

Wednesday, January 7
7:00 pm – 9:00 pm
Basketball vs Eastern Mennonite, Shingleton Gym, 7pm

Spring Adjunct Online Orientation

Wednesday, January 7
7:00 pm – 8:00 pm
Smith Library, 318   If you are unable to attend the reception and orientation held Tuesday, January 6 from 4 to 6 PM, please plan to attend this session welcoming you to Shenandoah University and relaying important information and resources for a successful semester.   Please RSVP via this linked form and a link will be emailed to you.  If you have questions or need more information, please contact ctl@su.edu.   We look forward to seeing you!          

Full Faculty Meeting

Thursday, January 8
10:00 am – 12:00 pm
Full Faculty Meeting begins at 10 a.m. in Halpin-Harrison Hall, Stimpson Auditorium.

Blackboard Drop-In Session

Thursday, January 8
10:30 am – 11:30 am
Blackboard Drop-In Session This is an opportunity for you to bring your Blackboard questions, problems, and issues. Please note, however, that these drop-in sessions are not to be used as a replacement for the training courses already offered here. Please use THIS LINK to register for this session. Please note that we reserve the right to cancel any training due to low enrollment or lack of participation. In the event that we cancel or change any session, you will be notified by email.

Last Day to Register

Friday, January 9
12:00 am – 11:59 pm
Last Day to Register for spring semester classes to avoid late registration fee. Contact the Registrar’s Office at 540/665-5585 or registrar@su.edu

37th International Saxophone Symposium

Friday, January 9
12:00 am – 11:59 pm
37th International Saxophone Symposium, hosted by the United States Navy Band, is at Shenandoah University and the Patsy Cline Theater at John Handley High School. Visit http://www.navyband.navy.mil/Saxophone_Symposium.shtml

Blackboard Drop-In Session

Friday, January 9
10:00 am – 11:00 am
Blackboard Drop-In Session This is an opportunity for you to bring your Blackboard questions, problems, and issues. Please note, however, that these drop-in sessions are not to be used as a replacement for the training courses already offered here. Please use THIS LINK to register for this session. Please note that we reserve the right to cancel any training due to low enrollment or lack of participation. In the event that we cancel or change any session, you will be notified by email.

Blackboard Basics for faculty

Friday, January 9
2:30 pm – 3:30 pm
Blackboard Basics Here’s your chance to get into Blackboard training at the beginner’s level, or even brush up on some basics if you need some review. Please use THIS LINK to register for this session. Please note that we reserve the right to cancel any training due to low enrollment or lack of participation. In the event that we cancel or change any session, you will be notified by email.

Spring Semester Saturday Classes Begin

Saturday, January 10
12:00 am – 11:59 pm
Spring Semester Saturday Classes Begin today. Contact the Registrar’s Office at 540/665-5585 or registrar@su.edu

Women’s Basketball vs Guilford

Saturday, January 10
2:00 pm – 4:00 pm
Women's Basketball vs Guilford, Shingleton Gym, 2pm

Residence Halls Open

Sunday, January 11
12:00 pm – 9:00 pm
Residence Halls Open at noon. Contact reslife@su.edu

Spring Semester Weekday Classes Begin

Monday, January 12
12:00 am – 11:59 pm
Spring Semester Weekday Classes Begin today. Contact the Registrar’s Office at 540/665-5585 or registrar@su.edu

Blackboard Basics for faculty

Monday, January 12
11:30 am – 12:30 pm
Blackboard Basics Here’s your chance to get into Blackboard training at the beginner’s level, or even brush up on some basics if you need some review. Please use THIS LINK to register for this session. Please note that we reserve the right to cancel any training due to low enrollment or lack of participation. In the event that we cancel or change any session, you will be notified by email.

Blackboard Drop-In Session

Tuesday, January 13
11:00 am – 12:00 pm
Blackboard Drop-In Session This is an opportunity for you to bring your Blackboard questions, problems, and issues. Please note, however, that these drop-in sessions are not to be used as a replacement for the training courses already offered here. Please use THIS LINK to register for this session. Please note that we reserve the right to cancel any training due to low enrollment or lack of participation. In the event that we cancel or change any session, you will be notified by email.

Announcements

TWO EARN NSCAA SCHOLAR HONORS

Shenandoah University had two men’s soccer players earn academic honors from the National Soccer Coaches Association of America (NSCAA) in selections announced recently by the organization.

Junior Gerard Talbot-Paul and sophomore Nate Long, who both serve as co-captains of the squad, each were named to the honorable mention team of the College Division All-East Region Scholar squad.

Talbot-Paul is a 3.77 student as an exercise science major while Long boasts a 3.83 GPA as a biology/chemistry double major.

Long tied for second on the team with three goals with Talbot-Paul adding his one goal of the season on homecoming versus Hampden-Sydney.

The duo are the first two Shenandoah University men’s soccer players to earn NSCAA Scholar honors in past five years.

Complete team

DISCOVER ‘30 SECONDS AND YOU’LL KNOW’ VIDEO SERIES

Check out the university’s new short-form video series, “30 Seconds and You’ll Know,” featuring tips and how-to’s about issues, trends or fun stuff you just want to know about. The new series, published by the Office of Marketing & Communications, features videos on various topics and tips from Shenandoah experts.

Take a look at the first two installments: “Why Should I Get a Flu Shot?” and “What You Should Know About Ebola,” featuring Wilkins Wellness Center’s Director of Health Services Ron Stickley. If you are an expert in something and want your idea to be considered in a 30-second video format, please send your ideas to omc@su.edu for consideration.

ITUNES ‘CLASSICAL BEST OF 2014′ FEATURES TWO SHENANDOAH CONNECTIONS

Assistant Professor of Composition David T. Little’s, Ph.D., “Haunt of Last Night Fall” featuring Third Coast Percussion was listed as one of iTunes Classical Best of 2014.

Sono Luminus’ release of the Los Angeles Percussion Quartet’s “The Year Before Yesterday” was also listed as one of iTunes Classical Best of 2014. Adjunct Assistant Professor of Music Production and Recording Technology Dan Shores ’99, B.M., is the head engineer of Sono Luminus (a record label located in Boyce, Virginia) and served as the head of the company from 2006 to 2014.

FULL STAFF MEETING REMINDER

Don’t forget: the next Full Staff Meeting is scheduled for Wednesday, Dec. 17, at 2 p.m. in the Brandt Student Center, Ferrari Room.

THANK YOU TO THOSE WHO DONATED BRAS TO ‘FREE THE GIRLS’

Earlier this month, the [Not Just] Women’s Center (NJWC) collected more than 140 bras to support the Free the Girls campaign. When you donate a bra, you give a former slave in Mozambique a job — it’s that simple. Thank you to those who donated and to the volunteers who collected the donations. The NJWC will continue to collect bras throughout the spring semester in Cooley Hall, Room 210, from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. each weekday.

NEED TO MAKE A TUITION PAYMENT? ACCESSING THE NETWORK AND INTERNET AT HPB? DISRUPTION SCHEDULED FOR DEC. 14

At 8 a.m. on Sunday, Dec. 14, Institutional Computing (IC) will complete maintenance on two components of the university’s network. As a result, students will be unable to make tuition payments online via WebAdvisor between 8 a.m. and 10 a.m. that morning.

IC also expects a 15 minute disruption to network and Internet service at the Health Professions Building (HPB) sometime between 8 a.m. and 9 a.m.

Questions about the IC maintenance should be directed to Associate Director of Network Technology & Infrastructure Ken Lambert at klambert@su.edu. Students with questions relating to tuition payments should contact Hornet Central at 540/665-4514 or HornetCentral@su.edu.

CONGRATULATIONS TO THESE SHENANDOAH ‘STEP UP STARS’

Through the Step Up Star Employee Recognition Program, the following individuals were recently recognized for outstanding service or care for others in our community: Tamiya Earley, Spiritual Life; Joan Hicks, Physical Plant; Missy Luttrell, School of Pharmacy; Belinda Mook, Physical Plant; and Kerri Nassano, Bulk Mail/Copy Center.

The Step Up Star Employee Recognition program provides a way for staff, faculty, students and other members of the surrounding community to step up, take action to acknowledge university colleagues who provide outstanding service or care to individuals throughout our campus and beyond.

Acknowledgements may be submitted electronically or by completing a Star Card (available at the Brandt Student Center Information Desk), which is sent to the Staff Council Awards & Events Committee. The committee will notify the individuals to be acknowledged, and Step Up Stars will be announced each month in SUN-e.

Want more information about the program? Contact staffcouncil@su.edu.

UNIVERSITY TO HOST RENOWNED INTERNATIONAL SAXOPHONE SYMPOSIUM ON JAN. 9 & 10

After 35 years in Washington, D.C., the U.S. Navy Band has moved its International Saxophone Symposium to Shenandoah University’s main campus.

Hundreds of saxophonists from across the country and around the world will meet in Winchester on Friday, Jan. 9, and Saturday, Jan. 10, for the largest-attended saxophone event in the world. They will perform and listen to recitals and lectures, try out instruments and purchase music, and hear the industry’s most prominent saxophonists at their craft.

During this event, the university community should expect a large crowd on campus and should note that parking may be especially tight.

The International Saxophone Symposium begins Friday, Jan. 9, at 2 p.m. with registration and events in Armstrong Concert Hall until 5 p.m. That evening, the U.S. Navy Band will perform with guest artists Vincent David from the Conservatoire Regional de Versailles (France), Michael Ibrahim and James Houlik. This performance will be held in the Patsy Cline Theater at John Handley High School at 8 p.m.

Events will be held on campus from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. on Saturday, Jan. 10, and  an 8 p.m. concert that evening features the U.S. Navy Commodores Big Band and guest artists the Miami Saxophone Quartet (also in the Patsy Cline Theater at John Handley High School).

All events are free and open to the public. Scheduling information can be found at http://www.navyband.navy.mil/Saxophone_Symposium.shtml. Questions? Contact Professor of Saxophone Timothy Roberts, D.M.A., at troberts3@su.edu.

SAAC COMPLETES CANNED FOOD DRIVE

The Shenandoah University Student-Athlete Advisory Committee (SAAC) did its part to give back this holiday season by contributing the proceeds from its recent canned food drive to the annual ‘Camping for Hunger’ food drive held by The River 95.3 FM.

For the fifth straight year, the Shenandoah University SAAC and The River 95.3, the flagship radio station for the athletic department, teamed up on their annual canned food drive initiatives.

This year, The River 95.3 donated 23,000 lbs. of food and more than $3,000 to C-CAP of Warren County.

Of that total, the Shenandoah University SAAC collected 1242 cans, an average of 2.74 cans per student-athlete.

In a separate departmental contest, the 11 women’s teams defeated the 10 men’s teams by collecting 3.96 cans per student-athlete to 2.32 for the men.

“I want to thank all of my fellow student-athletes,” said SAAC President Liz Bereit ’15. Bereit, a two-year co-captain of the women’s lacrosse team, is in her first year as SAAC President.

“Our student-athletes worked hard on this initiative,” said SAAC co-advisor Lindsey Lutz. “This is a great tradition that we have established and I know it makes the student-athletes feel good to give back to the community that gives so much to them.”

BASEBALL NAMES CAPTAINS

Shenandoah University Head Baseball Coach Kevin Anderson announced the leadership group for his program on Dec. 9.

Anderson, who is preparing for his 12th season as the skipper of the baseball program, announced that seniors Corbin Lucas and Matt Riegler, as well as junior Ricky Pardo, have been selected as co-captains for the 2015 team.

Additionally, eight players have been selected to represent their respective classes within the team’s leadership structure.

JJ McDaniel and Nolan Potts will represent the seniors, Billy Arens and Darrell Thompson the juniors, Tyler Hott and Jacob Loew the sophomores and Jordan Edlund and Mattison Hendershot the freshmen.

“We have found that this structure works the best for us,” Anderson said. “The student-athletes have ownership of the program and it generally makes everything run smoother. I look forward to working with all of these young men this coming season.”

The nine upperclassmen selected have a combined seven All-Conference honors and an average GPA of 3.43.

Eight of the nine earned Dean’s List honors last spring.

“These players are true student-athletes,” Anderson said. “I can think of no better example of how to succeed academically and athletically than these guys.”

Shenandoah opens the 2015 campaign on Saturday, Feb. 14, with a non-league doubleheader versus Misericordia.

GALIPEAU-KONATE RECEIVES INTERNATIONAL EDUCATION AWARD

Director of International Programs Bethany Galipeau-Konate, D.Prof., received the Harold Josephson Award for Professional Promise in International Education from the Association of International Education Administrators (AIEA).

The award recognizes her ongoing work in the field of international education, as well as the contributions of her dissertation, “An investigation of the long-term impacts of a short-term education abroad program on global citizenship outcomes,” which draws on data from the Global Citizenship Project.

Galipeau-Konate will receive an honorarium and will present her work at the AIEA Conference in Washington, D.C., which runs from Monday, Feb. 16, through Wednesday, Feb. 18.

UNIVERSITY RECOGNIZED FOR ITS EFFORTS IN GENERAL EDUCATION

Shenandoah University is part of a consortium of five institutions to receive a 30-month, $280,000 grant from the Teagle Foundation. The grant, “The C5 Consortium for a More Compelling and Coherent Liberal Arts Curriculum,” supports the institutions in creating curricula whose goals, pathways, and outcomes are clear to students.

Shenandoah’s project, led by Director of General Education and First-Year Seminar Amy Sarch, Ph.D., will strengthen the general education program by being more deliberate about what courses are included. In addition, Going Global First-Year Seminar will serve as a model to incorporate such high-impact practices as learning communities, common intellectual experiences, and diversity and global learning, that have been shown to increase student engagement.

The other schools in the consortium include Virginia Wesleyan, Davis and Elkins, St. Augustine and Eckerd, with Virginia Wesleyan coordinating the project proposal and serving as the fiscal agent for the grant.

The New York-based Teagle Foundation works to support and strengthen liberal education, acting as a catalyst for improvement in teaching and learning in the arts and sciences. The grant to the consortium, including Shenandoah University, was among 15 grants awarded by the Foundation this month and totaling more than $1.7 million.

DELANEY NAMED ALL-REGION

D3football.com named Sophomore Cedrick Delaney as third team All-South Region in selections announced on Dec. 8.

Delaney, who was previously named first team All-ODAC, led the ODAC this season with 1,239 yards rushing on 199 attempts.

He had eight rushing touchdowns and an additional two receiving.

Delaney cracked the 100-yard barrier in seven of 10 games this season, including an ODAC and Shenandoah University record 321 yards on 41 carries in week 10 versus Emory and Henry.

He was later named both ODAC Player of the Week and to the D3football.com Team of the Week for his efforts versus the Wasps.

Delaney is the 11th player in program history to earn D3football.com All-Region honors.

Complete team

CONSERVATORY STUDENT FEATURED ON FOX 5 (WASHINGTON, D.C.) NEWS BROADCAST

On Dec. 5, senior jazz piano major Andrew Tompkins was featured in a television story by Beth Parker, a reporter for Fox 5 (Washington, D.C.). Tompkins is set to graduate this month, and in the story, he reflects on his time here at Shenandoah and the challenges that come with being visually impaired. Be sure to check out the story here!

CLARINET STUDIO PERFORMS AMONG THE STALACTITES

Associate Professor of Clarinet Garrick Zoeter, M.M., and several members of the Shenandoah Conservatory clarinet studio traveled to Luray Caverns on Dec. 7, to perform and record the Icelandic hymn “Heyr Himna Smiður.” Watch the group perform this beautiful work via this YouTube video.

IC COMPUTER SALE & AUCTION SET FOR FRIDAY

Institutional Computing (IC) will host a Computer Sale and Auction on Friday, Dec. 12, at 2 p.m. in the hallway outside of the IC Help Desk, located in Howe Hall. IC will offer IBM desktops and laptops, as well as Macintosh computers for sale. 2010 iMLearning MacBook Pros will also be sold with prices ranging from $382 to $450.

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.

TRACK OPENS INDOOR SEASON

The Shenandoah University men’s and women’s indoor track & field teams had a number of strong performances in the season opening meet on Dec. 6, at Christopher Newport University.

The Shenandoah women had seven top 10 finishes among DIII entrants with the men posting five.

Senior Emily Cobb paced the women by topping all DIII runners in the 600 meters with a 1:48.29. She was 20thoverall.

Shelby Shrader and Nicole Legare finished 5th and 6th, respectively, in the 1 mile with a 5:48.32 and 5:55.41. Shrader finished 14th overall and Legare 15th.

Megan Battaglia rounded out the track competitors with a 12th place overall showing in the 800. Her 2:49.88 was ninth among DIII runners.

In the throwing events, Danyelle McGrady was 9th overall in the weight (3rd for DIII) with a toss of 12.66 meters and 17th in the shot at 9.17 meters.

Alaina Combs was 13th overall in the shot (5th, DIII) at 10.22 meters.

On the men’s side, Everton Eastwood had a strong day by posting a 21st place finish in the 60 meter dash and an 18th in the 200 meters. His 7.12 seconds in the 60 was good for third among DIII runners and his 23.37 in the 200 was the runner-up Division III performance.

Sophomore Ansel Borhauer was 19th overall in the 600, but first among DIII entrants with a 1:27.43.

Freshman Matthew Horton completed the track entries for Shenandoah with a 22nd place showing in the 1 mile with a 4:49.65.

In the field events, Anthony Banks was 21st overall in the long jump and Scott Baker 11th in the triple jump.

Banks had the seventh best DIII leap of 6.12 meters and Baker’s 12.61 triple jump was fourth best in DIII.

Both teams are now off for final exams and semester break and return to action on January 16-17 at the Liberty Invitational.

TAKE THIS 10 MINUTE SURVEY TO CONTRIBUTE TO THE BODY OF RESEARCH ON ASMR

Associate Professor of Biopharmaceutical Sciences Craig Richard, Ph.D., of the Bernard J. Dunn School of Pharmacy, invites all university students, faculty and staff to take a 10-minute, IRB-approved research survey about Autonomous Sensory Meridian Response (ASMR).

Anyone age 18 and over is eligible, even if you have never experienced ASMR or have never heard about ASMR before. ASMR is the extremely relaxing feeling sometimes induced by a light touch, a soft voice, receiving personal attention, or observing someone demonstrate something with expertise.

The creation and viewing of ASMR-related videos has resulted in a current phenomenon on YouTube. The majority of the viewers have reported these videos helpful for falling asleep, de-stressing, lifting their mood and/or inducing general relaxation.

The results of this study could result in the first peer-reviewed publication about ASMR, and provide a helpful starting point for additional research about ASMR.

Learn more about ASMR at www.asmruniversity.com and www.asmr-research.org. Questions? Contact Dr. Richard at crichard@su.edu.

VIRTUAL INTERPROFESSIONAL EDUCATION LEARNING CENTER NOW ONLINE

The Eleanor Wade Custer School of Nursing is pleased to announce the official launch of the Virtual Interprofessional Education (VIPE) Learning Center.

VIPE is a one-stop resource for flexible, centralized and completely online interprofessional education that you can take at your own pace. Whether you live or work in urban or rural areas, VIPE allows you to:

• receive continuing education units (CEUs) for licensure through VIPE’s library of videos, lectures and resources
• use VIPE learning activities for class credit (depending on instructor or course)
• engage in real-time or asynchronous interaction with health professionals like you
• connect with other sites that offer professional development opportunities
• build an e-portfolio that automatically contains your VIPE activity completion certificates
• use VIPE to post lectures [instructors] when your class is cancelled due to inclement weather

Do you need an elective? Here’s a great strategy:

• Accumulate your learning activities on VIPE for free. You can do this on your own time over a few semesters.
• Enroll in HP612: “Interprofessional Education for Health Care Providers” and pay Shenandoah University for a three-credit graduate VIPE elective course in the semester you know you will complete the required 45 hours of learning activities.
• Use all of your accumulated learning activities towards the course requirements.

Questions? Contact Chair of the Interprofessional Education Committee Joseli Hagemann, J.D., at jhageman@su.edu or 540/678-4382.

SUN-E ADOPTS WINTER BREAK PUBLICATION SCHEDULE

Beginning Monday, Dec. 8, SUN-e will only be sent on Monday, Wednesday, and Friday. The Friday, Dec. 19 edition of SUN-e is the final SUN-e of 2014. Daily distribution resumes Monday, Jan. 5. Send news and information for SUN-e to the Office of Marketing & Communications at omc@su.edu at least 24 hours in advance of publication date.

REMEMBER THESE DATES FOR ACCOUNTS PAYABLE HOLIDAY CHECK RUN

Accounts Payable will produce the final checks for calendar year 2014 on Thursday, Dec. 18. Please be sure that all requests for payments and/or reimbursements are received in Accounts Payable by 5 p.m. on Friday, Dec. 12.

Accounts Payable will resume normal Thursday check runs on Thursday, Jan. 8. Questions? Contact Accounts Payable at acctspay@su.edu.

SERVE OTHERS THROUGH ‘WASHING FEET’

“Washing Feet” is an ongoing student-led collection of personal hygiene products for children and adults who are experiencing homelessness. A collection container is in the Brandt Student Center, one is in the Health Professions Building, and a third will travel weekly from building to building on main campus. This initiative will continue throughout the spring semester, too.

Please donate new and unopened hand sanitizers, toothbrushes, small toothpaste, small bar soap, deodorant, combs, brushes, and underwear and socks in original packaging for children, women and men.

Questions? Contact student Michael Ellis at mellis112@su.edu.

Winchester Star Publishes ‘A View From The Valley’ Coffee Table Book

The Winchester Star newspaper recently published “A View from the Valley: Our Faces, Our Places, Our Heritage,” an expansive and comprehensive collection of images captured in and around our beautiful part of the Shenandoah Valley.

This hardcover, 160-page commemorative coffee table book condenses the pictorial histories of the City of Winchester and the counties of Frederick and Clarke into one book, and features images gathered from the public and from the newspaper’s historical archives. The book includes chapter introductions written by Editorial Page Editor Adrian J. O’Connor.

As a sponsor for the project, the university is prominently featured with a letter from President Tracy Fitzsimmons, Ph.D., on page four and a profile on pages 148-149. “The Winchester Star has served our community for more than 100 years, and we were honored to partner with them on this project,” said Dr. Fitzsimmons.

If you are interested in ordering a copy of the $39.95 book, you can: 1) pick up a copy at The Winchester Star offices located at 2 North Kent Street in downtown Winchester or 2) order it online at Winchester.Pictorialbook.com.

LIBRARY EXTENDED EXAM HOURS ARE NOW IN EFFECT

As the semester winds down and exams loom in the near future, Smith Library extended hours are in effect through the end of final exams. These extended hours are made possible by library staff members, who, along with student assistants, volunteer for the additional hours, often until 2 a.m. Extended exam hours are as follows:

• Monday, Dec. 1, through Thursday, Dec. 4 – 8 a.m. to 2 a.m.
• Friday, Dec. 5 – 8 a.m. to midnight
• Saturday, Dec. 6 – 9 a.m. to 9 p.m.
• Sunday, Dec. 7 – 9 a.m. to 2 a.m.
• Monday, Dec. 8, through Thursday, Dec. 11 – 8 a.m. to 2 a.m.
• Friday, Dec. 12 – 8 a.m. to midnight
• Saturday, Dec. 13 – 9 a.m. to 5 p.m.

MENTORS AND PROFESSORS NEEDED FOR FYS 2015

It’s not too early to starting thinking about First-Year Seminar (FYS) for Fall 2015. Interested in becoming a mentor? The application deadline is Friday, Jan. 30. Want to teach an FYS course? The proposal deadline is Friday, Jan. 16. Stay tuned to the SUN-e for more detailed information. Can’t wait? Contact Director of Going Global First-Year Seminar Amy Sarch, Ph.D., at asarch@su.edu for application and proposal details.