Events

Online Registration for 2015 Summer Sessions (S1 & S2)

Monday, March 30
12:00 am – 11:59 pm
Online Registration for 2015 Summer Sessions (S1 & S2) is open between March 23 and April 17. Contact Hornet Central at 540/665-4514 or hornetcentral@su.edu

Online Registration for 2015 Fall Semester

Monday, March 30
12:00 am – 11:59 pm
Online Registration for 2015 Fall Semester opens March 23 for graduate students and students with 84.00 or more completed credits; opens March 26 for students with 54.00 to 83.99 completed credits; opens March 31 for students with 24.00 to 53.99 completed credits; and opens April 3 for students with 23.99 or fewer completed credits. (Visiting and new students use paper registration forms.) Contact Hornet Central at 540/665-4514 or hornetcentral@su.edu

Pay 2015-16 Housing Deposit

Monday, March 30
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

Shenandoah Peeps Dioramas Due

Monday, March 30
10:00 am – 4:00 pm
Shenandoah Peeps Dioramas are Due at the Brandt Student Center Information Desk by 4 p.m. today. Make a Peeps diorama that depicts a Shenandoah scene (campus life, classroom, athletics, administration, etc.) Write your name, year and major or job title as well as the title of your diorama on the back of the diorama. Judging by a panel of Peeps experts will be done at 4:30 p.m. today, and prizes will be awarded in “student” and “employee” categories. Judges will look for originality, craftsmanship and representation of Shenandoah. Contact studentlife@su.edu or find more information at https://www.facebook.com/events/723918311062987

Baseball vs York (Pa.)

Monday, March 30
3:30 pm – 6:30 pm
Baseball vs York(Pa.), Bridgewater Stadium, 3:30pm

TEAS Study Prep Session

Monday, March 30
4:00 pm – 6:30 pm
TEAS Study Prep Session is from 4 to 6:30 p.m. in the Academic Enrichment Center lobby (Howe Hall Room 204). Office of Learning Resources tutors will offer practice problems to help students prepare for the TEAS. Contact Learning Services Specialist Maeve Gerboth at 540/665-4928 or mgerboth@su.edu FREE

Shenandoah Peeps Diorama Judging

Monday, March 30
4:30 pm – 5:00 pm
Shenandoah Peeps Diorama Judging begins at 4:30 p.m. in the Brandt Student Center rotunda. A panel of V.I.Peeps will examine all Peeps dioramas, judging their originality, craftsmanship and representation of Shenandoah, and prizes will be awarded in “student” and “employee” categories. Contact studentlife@su.edu

First-Ever Peeps Eating Contest

Monday, March 30
4:45 pm – 5:00 pm
First-Ever Peeps Eating Contest begins at about 4:45 p.m. in the Brandt Student Center rotunda. While the Peeps Diorama Contest judges tally their scores, and before they announce the diorama winners, The first 5 students who sign up at the event will have 30 seconds to eat as many Peeps as they can. There’s a prize for the winner, too. (Show of hands. Should it be a box of Peeps?) This is a great spectator event, too. Check out the awesome Peeps dioramas, watch grown people eat lots of Peeps, and stay until the VIPeep judges name the winners of the third annual Shenandoah Peeps Dioramas. Contact studentlife@su.edu 

First-Ever Peeps Eating Contest

Monday, March 30
4:45 pm – 5:00 pm
First-Ever Peeps Eating Contest begins at about 4:45 p.m. in the Brandt Student Center rotunda. While the Peeps Diorama Contest judges tally their scores, and before they announce the diorama winners, The first 5 students who sign up at the event will have 30 seconds to eat as many Peeps as they can. There’s a prize for the winner, too. This is a great spectator event, too. Check out the awesome Peeps dioramas, watch grown people eat lots of Peeps, and stay until the VIPeep judges name the winners of the third annual Shenandoah Peeps Dioramas.

Zumba Class

Monday, March 30
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

Admissions Open House

Tuesday, March 31
9:00 am – 2:00 pm
Admissions Open House for high school juniors and seniors (all majors) begins at 9 a.m. in the Brandt Student Center on main campus. Contact admit@su.edu

Be #LikeAGirl

Tuesday, March 31
10:00 am – 2:00 pm
Be #LikeAGirl between 10 a.m. and 2 p.m. in the Brandt Student Center main hallways. Stop by the #LikeAGirl table, write something awesome about yourself, take a selfie, and post it on Twitter using #LikeAGirl and #ShenandoahUniversity. Let’s show the world how confident Shenandoah women – and men! – are about their abilities. “Like a girl” isn’t an insult anymore. Learn more at www.always.com/en-us/likeagirl.aspx Contact Rachel Swinehart at rswineha13@su.edu FREE

Peace Corps Information Sessions

Tuesday, March 31
11:00 am – 3:00 pm
Peace Corps Information Sessions for students are from 11 a.m. to 1 p.m. (Brandt Student Center) and 2 to 3 p.m. (International Cross Cultural Center in Cooley Hall). As the preeminent international service organization of the United States, the Peace Corps sends Americans abroad to tackle the pressing needs of people in ther countries. Peace Corps volunteers work at the grassroots level toward sustainable change that lives on long after their service – at the same time becoming global citizens and serving their country. They return home with knowledge, experiences and global outlook that enriches the lives of those around them. Contact Career Services Office at 540/665-5412 or career@su.edu

Vinyasa Yoga Class

Tuesday, March 31
1:00 pm – 1:30 pm
Vinyasa Yoga Class begins at 1 p.m. in the Health & Life Sciences Building basement. Instructor Adriana Myers is a registered yoga instructor as well as a staff member in the Eleanor Wade Custer School of Nursing. Vinyasa yoga focuses on breathing and inner strength, letting go of tension and stress. Bring water, yoga mat or towel for this 30-minute class. Contact amyers@su.edu FREE

Hatha Yoga Class

Tuesday, March 31
6:00 pm – 7:00 pm
Hatha Yoga Class with instructor Tammy Battista begins at 6 p.m. in the Brandt Student Center, Borden Student Associations Center, (Room 123). Hatha yoga consists of movement and physical postures, breath and meditation. Classes are open to SU students and employees of all skill or fitness levels. Bring water, a towel and a mat. Contact recsports@su.edu FREE

Estudiantes Unidos Meeting

Tuesday, March 31
6:00 pm – 7:00 pm
Estudiantes Unidos Meeting begins at 6 p.m. in the Brandt Student Center, Room 108. All students are welcome to attend. Contact student Maribel Cayetano at mcayetan13@su.edu

Public Forum on Heroin

Tuesday, March 31
7:00 pm – 8:30 pm
Public Forum on Heroin begins at 7 p.m. in Halpin-Harrison Hall, Stimpson Auditorium. Members of the public will receive an update on the region’s deepening struggle to control the spread of heroin. The forum includes an appearance by a local father who will talk about his efforts to overcome his addiction and rebuild his life. A panel of speakers will discuss the severity of heroin addiction in the northern Shenandoah Valley and responses to the epidemic. Lt. Wally Stotlemyer, a member of the Northwest Virginia Regional Drug Task Force, will also talk about law enforcement efforts and the signs and symptoms of drug abuse. FREE

Coffeehouse Open Mic

Tuesday, March 31
8:00 pm – 10:00 pm
Coffeehouse Open Mic begins at 8 p.m. in the Brandt Student Center Game Room. Any student who wants to perform must sign up at the Game Room Desk or via http://goo.gl/forms/8MwSuoRzcq. All students are invited for the performances, Hopscotch Coffee and Naughty Girls Doughnuts. Contact student JoAnn Batteiger at jbatteig13@su.edu FREE

Spectrum Meeting

Tuesday, March 31
9:00 pm – 10:00 pm
Spectrum Meeting begins at 9 p.m. in the Brandt Student Center, Room 114. Spectrum is an outreach program for the LGBTQ+ community on campus. Spectrum promotes safety, education and acceptance of the LGBTQ+ community and celebrates the diversity of the LGBTQ+ community. Contact student Alex Carney at lcarney12@su.edu

Fifty Shades of Solomon

Tuesday, March 31
9:00 pm – 10:00 pm
Fifty Shades of Solomon, a weekly women’s discussion group, is from 9 to 10 p.m. in the Interfaith Prayer & Meditation Room (inside the Goodson Chapel / Recital Hall lobby, to the left). Explore the Bible’s book of Solomon/Song of Songs – one of the most poetic books in the Bible – and the language of love that is depicted therein. Bring a Bible or borrow one at the chapel. Group meets on four Tuesday nights, beginning March 24. Contact Emma Johnston at ejohnsto2@su.edu

SUpr Summit 2015 Earlybird Proposal Deadline

Wednesday, April 1
12:00 am – 11:59 pm
SUpr Summit Earlybird Proposal Deadline is today and includes consideration to have 100 percent of printing costs covered. (Final deadline is April 10.) The SUpr Summit 2015, Student Projects and Research Symposium on April 23 is an exhibition of student projects, research, work-in-progress, and graduate theses. Posters, videos or live project displays will show how students are using their Shenandoah University education to do projects and research in their fields, practice their arts, contribute to the community and leave positive imprints on the world. All undergraduate and graduate students from all schools, majors and disciplines are invited to display their work; projects must be approved by faculty advisors. Visit SUpr Summit 2015. Submit your proposal at SUpr Summit Application.

Sweet Treat Wednesday

Wednesday, April 1
11:00 am – 12:30 pm
Sweet Treat Wednesday begins at 11 a.m. in the Brandt Student Center Game Room. Students can pick up “Naughty Girl” donuts while supply lasts. Contact studentlife@su.edu FREE

Baseball vs Virginia Wesleyan

Wednesday, April 1
12:00 pm – 6:00 pm
Baseball vs Virginia Wesleyan, Bridgeforth Stadium, 12pm

World View Concert

Wednesday, April 1
12:00 pm – 1:00 pm
World View Concert is from noon to 1 p.m. in the Brandt Student Rotunda. Grab your lunch and enjoy the music of World View, a multicultural group that presents music from many countries in many languages. Miroslav Lončar teaches and leads the group of musicians who play guitars, percussion, bass and keyboard. Lončar, a teacher, performing artist and composer for guitar, is a native of Croatia. In addition to founding and conducting World View, Lončar directs the Loudoun Youth Guitars and leads the Aguado Guitar Concerts. FREE

SU Email Organization & Management WorkShop

Wednesday, April 1
2:00 pm – 3:00 pm
Learn how to automate your inbox using filters, labels, and other advanced sorting methods. Learn about extra features of gmail including tasks, canned responses, contact groups and much more! Have an inbox with thousands of emails and need a fresh start? This workshop will help you get those emails down to less than 100 and keep it that way. Work smarter, not harder! Register by clicking the link below! https://docs.google.com/a/su.edu/forms/d/1GNY1lI9WCzkLwPq1SL_GrIHceeuMsMbjjDqAVg8Z3xU/viewform Questions? Contact Devon Taylor at dtaylor4@su.edu

Announcements

STUDENTS: DON’T MISS THESE PEACE CORPS INFORMATION SESSIONS TOMORROW

As the preeminent international service organization of the United States, the Peace Corps sends Americans abroad to tackle the most pressing needs of people around the world.

Peace Corps volunteers work at the grassroots level toward sustainable change that lives on long after their service—at the same time becoming global citizens and serving their country. When they return home, volunteers bring their knowledge and experiences—and a global outlook—that enriches the lives of those around them.

Tomorrow, March 31, stop by an information table in the Brandt Student Center between 11 a.m. and 1 p.m., or attend an information session in the International Cross Cultural Center (Cooley Hall, first floor) from 2 p.m. to 3 p.m. All sessions are open to all students.

For more information, contact the Career Services Office at career@su.edu or 540/665-5412.

LUNCHTIME CONCERT IS IN BSC APRIL 1

Grab your lunch and enjoy the music of World View, a multicultural group that presents music from many countries in many languages. World View plays from noon to 1 p.m. Wednesday, April 1, in the Brandt Student Center.

Miroslav Lončar teaches and leads the group of musicians who play guitars, percussion, bass and keyboard. Lončar, a teacher, performing artist and composer for guitar, is a native of Croatia currently living in Sterling, Virginia. In addition to founding and conducting World View, Lončar directs the Loudoun Youth Guitars and leads Aguado Guitar Concerts, a group of guitar enthusiasts that promotes classical guitar and provides a variety of performance opportunities for guitarists.

Contact Maggie McCampbell in Intercultural Programs at 540/535-3531 or mmccampb@su.edu.

SUBMIT YOUR NOMINATIONS FOR THE ALGERNON SYDNEY SULLIVAN AWARDS

Each May, Shenandoah University presents three prestigious Algernon Sydney Sullivan awards to a graduating male and female student as well as to a faculty or staff member. Awards are presented at Commencement. The Algernon Sydney Sullivan Award recognizes “people of noble character.” Please nominate someone who fits the following criteria:

Nominees should be undergraduate students who are graduating on May 9, 2015, and/or university employees (faculty and staff) who “ennoble and beautify living,” “invest themselves in the well-being of others” and who have distinguished themselves in service to others and service to their communities.

The spirit of Shenandoah University should be seen in the lives of award recipients.

Nominations are due before 5 p.m., Friday, April 11. Send paper nominations to the Office of Spiritual Life. Send electronic nominations to spirituallife@su.edu. Or, use this convenient form: Algernon Sydney Sullivan Awards and Scholarship.

NOMINATE A RISING JUNIOR FOR SULLIVAN SCHOLARSHIP

The Algernon Sydney Sullivan Scholarship is awarded every other year to a rising junior who embodies personal character, integrity and service to others and to their communities. Sullivan Scholarships are not awarded on the basis of financial need nor for academic or athletic achievement.

The scholarship recipient should exemplify the spirit of Shenandoah University.

All members of the Shenandoah community are encouraged to nominate a current sophomore for this prestigious scholarship. Nominations are due before 5 p.m., Friday, April 11. Use this convenient form: Algernon Sydney Sullivan Awards and Scholarship.

COCKE WINS CAMP LEJEUNE INTERCOLLEGIATE

Junior Evan Cocke led the Shenandoah University men’s golf team to its best-ever finish at the Marine Federal Credit Union Intercollegiate with a medalist performance in the 44th annual tournament on March 29.

Playing the par-72, 7,040-yard Gold course for the second straight day Sunday, the Hornets shot a collective 307 in the final round of the 54-hole event.

That score gave coach Scott Singhass‘ club a 903 total for the three days and a finish in the top 10 of the tournament.

Complete scores will be available today, March 30.

Junior Evan Cocke took medalist honors at the tournament by shooting an even par 72 Sunday afternoon. Cocke a five-under 65 on Friday’s first round, played on the par 70 Scarlet course, before shooting a one-over 73 on Saturday on the Gold course.

Doc Schulte had a 77, Brennan Lloyd 78 and Brett Dubin 80 on Sunday to complete the Shenandoah scoring golfers.

Michael Plath had an 84 that did not count toward the team total.

The squad is back in action this weekend at the Roanoke Invitational played at Ballyhack G.C.

MEN’S TENNIS TAKES OUT TIGERS

The Shenandoah University men’s tennis team earned its first ODAC victory of the season on March 28, with a 6-3 win over Hampden-Sydney.

Playing at the Boar’s Head in Charlottesville, Virginia, Shenandoah (4-6, 1-5 ODAC) opened up with wins at Nos. 1 and 3 doubles before clinching with wins over the Tigers (1-9, 0-5) in four of the six singles matches.

Steven Baker and Zach O’Neal were both double winners for the Hornets.

Baker combined with Jesse Ewing to win 8-6 at No. 1 doubles before taking out Trent Singleton at No. 1 singles.

O’Neal, who paired up with Matt Hwang to win 8-1 at No. 3 doubles, won his No. 6 singles match at love.

Blake Sharp and Will Leach won at No. 3 and No. 5 singles, respectively, to round out the Shenandoah winners.

Sharp’s match was the clinching victory.

Shenandoah is back in action at home on Wednesday, April 1, in a non-league match against Stevenson.

WOMEN’S LACROSSE SHUTS OUT HOLLINS

The Shenandoah University women’s lacrosse team garnered its first shutout of the 2015 season on March 28, with a 19-0 ODAC win at Hollins.

Freshman Cortney Gensemer set up sophomore Becky Bove 90 seconds into the contest and Shenandoah (7-3, 3-1 ODAC) had all of the offense it would need against Hollins (0-7, 0-4).

The 19-0 win is the second straight shutout victory for Shenandoah over Hollins. Last season, the Hornets were 19-0 winners in Winchester.

Gensemer’s assist was one of five she had in the contest, including four in the first 5:26 of the game as Shenandoah quickly took total control.

The Hornets got to the 10-goal mark with 19:06 to play in the first thanks to a Sabina Rasoulov unassisted goal and eventually led 15-0 by halftime.

Four different women: Averi Rosena, Tucker Hackett, Emily Kogler and Juli Carbone, scored in the second half. All four women primarily play defense and it was the first career goal for both Rosena and Hackett.

Rasoulov led the victors with three goals and three assists for six points while Gensemer had a goal to go along with her five assists.

Goalkeeper Rachel Levy made two saves in recording her first career shutout.

Shenandoah held HC to just two shots while taking 37 of its own and won 14 of 21 draws.

The Hornets return home for an ODAC contest against Randolph on Tuesday, March 31. The opening draw is scheduled for 7 p.m.

Read more here.

TRACK FINISHES AT BRIDGEWATER

The throwers led the Shenandoah University men’s and women’s outdoor track & field teams on day two of the Jopson Invitational hosted by Bridgewater College on March 28.

Freshman Melanie Arfuso won the women’s discus with 34.90-meter toss while sophomore Danyelle McGrady was third in the shot put at 10.22 meters.

On the men’s side, Justin Neff took the discus with a 42.43-meter throw and was ninth in the shot at 11.36 meters.

Junior Ansel Borhauer backed up Neff on the men’s side by finishing second in the both the 200- and 400-meter dashes. He had a 23.71 in the 200 and 50.93 in the 400.

The 4 x 100 relay team of Tyler Fisher, Everton Eastwood, David Johnson and Leonard Scott officially won that event at 43.62.

For the women, Emily Cobb was fourth in the 800 with a 2:36.55.

Both teams are back in action on Friday, April 3, and Saturday, April 4, at the Liberty Collegiate Invitational.

CALLING ALL HIKERS, ADVENTURERS AND NATURE LOVERS

Jennifer Pharr Davis, who holds the unofficial record for the fastest thru-hike of the Appalachian Trail (AT) – 46 days, 11 hours and 20 minutes – is speaking at Shenandoah on Thursday, April 2. Pharr Davis will talk at 7 p.m. in Halpin-Harrison Hall, Stimpson Auditorium, about her experiences walking the Appalachian Trail, something she has done more than once.

Pharr Davis hiked the AT in 2005, and in 2008, she set the record for the fastest Appalachian Trail hike by a woman (57 days and 8 hours). She went back in 2011, and set the unofficial record for the fastest AT thru-hike.

Pharr Davis has written two memoirs about hiking the Appalachian Trail, and she is the owner of Blue Ridge Hiking Company in Asheville, North Carolina. In 2012, she was named one of National Geographic’s Adventurers of the Year.

Her presentation is free and open to the public. Questions? Contact Shenandoah Outdoor & Adventure Recreation Coordinator Alice Morgan at suoutdoors@su.edu.

THE ATHLETIC TRAINER IS THE HEALTH CARE SYSTEM FOR ATHLETES AND OTHERS

Athletic trainers (ATs) are on site. They work with patients to avoid injuries; they’re there when injuries happen and they provide immediate care; and they rehabilitate patients after injury or surgery. It’s a continuum of care. They know their patients well because they are on site at the school, in the theatre, or on the factory floor every day.

For more information about Athletic Training Month, contact Assistant Professor of Athletic Training Kim Pritchard, Ph.D., at kpritch@su.edu or visit su.edu/at and athletictrainers.org.

FACULTY: REGISTER FOR ODU’S ANNUAL FACULTY SUMMER INSTITUTE

Old Dominion University’s annual Faculty Summer Institute on Teaching and Learning, slated for Tuesday, May 19, and Wednesday, May 20, will focus on service-learning. The institute will showcase community-based scholarship by faculty, community partners, students, and engaged professionals to provide a diverse, in-depth, and collaborative perspective. The institute is free for faculty members, so be sure to register today.

During the institute, faculty from colleges across Virginia as well as community partners who participate in the institute will have the opportunity to reflect on ways that they can learn, teach, inspire, and connect – with each other and with the community at large.

This year’s Faculty Summer Institute on Teaching and Learning is organized around several topics including: service learning theory, research, and practice; benefits of service learning for students; process and logistics of service learning; instructional innovations associated with service learning; effectiveness of service learning; and sustainability of service learning programs.

If you have questions or want additional information about the registration process, please contact ODU’s Center for Learning and Teaching (CLT) at clt@odu.edu or 757/683-3172.

MEN’S BASKETBALL REGISTRATION OPEN

Shenandoah University Head Men’s Basketball Coach Rob Pryor announced on March 27, that registration for his 2015 summer camps are now open.

Pryor, who has just completed his fourth year as the Hornets head coach, will host two summer basketball camps for boys ages 7-16: one from Monday, June 22, through Friday, June 26, and another from Monday, August 3, through Friday, August 7.

The day camps run from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. from Monday to Thursday and 9 a.m. to noon on Friday. Lunch is included in the $165.00 camp tuition for the first four days.

For additional information, please visit the camp page or contact Pryor at 540/665-4567.

‘GET YOUR BLOOM ON’ WITH THESE T-SHIRTS — ALL FOR A GOOD CAUSE

The Adult Years psychology course is selling Apple Blossom T-shirts to raise money for the Shenandoah Area Agency on Aging (SAAA).

Shirts are $10 each and are available for pre-order by emailing Kate Lose at klose10@su.edu. Orders must be placed by Tuesday, March 31, and shirts will be available for pick-up in mid-April. See this page for pics of the shirts and more information.

APRIL 1 IS THE LAST DAY TO DONATE PROM DRESSES AND ACCESSORIES

Gently used prom dresses, shoes, purses, jewelry and other prom-related accessories are now being accepted at several campus locations for the fourth annual “Gowns for His Glory” free dress giveaway. Deadline to donate is Wednesday, April 1.

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).

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

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

LEE PLACES SECOND AT NATIONAL FINALS OF MTNA YOUNG ARTIST PIANO COMPETITION

Senior piano performance major Min Ji Lee was awarded second place in the piano category at the Music Teachers National Association (MTNA) National Young Artist Performance Competition held in Las Vegas, Nevada, this week.

Lee advanced to the National Finals after placing first in the Young Artist Division at the MTNA Southern Division Competition in Knoxville, Tennessee, in January 2015. She also placed first in the Young Artist Division at the MTNA Virginia State Competition in Lynchburg, Virginia, in fall 2014.

Lee is pursuing a Bachelor of Music in music performance (piano) degree and is a student of Distinguished Artist-in-Residence, Chair of Keyboard Division and Professor of Piano John O’Conor, B.M., LRAM, LRSM, ARCM.

HELP LATINO/A HIGH SCHOOL STUDENTS PREP FOR COLLEGE

Become a mentor with the Scholars’ Latino Initiative (SLI). SLI provides a personal approach to academic success for Latino/a students by facilitating three-year relationships between Latino/a high school scholars and mentors, who are undergraduate Shenandoah students.

Shenandoah mentors come from all majors and backgrounds, and do not have to be Latino/a to apply. If you’re a current freshman and want learn more as well as meet current mentors, attend one of these two interest meetings:

  • Thursday, March 26, at 5 p.m. in the Brandt Student Center, Room 120.
  • Wednesday, April 1, at 5 p.m. in the Brandt Student Center, Room 120.

For more information, contact Maggie McCampbell Lien in Intercultural Programs at 540/535-3531 or mmccampb@su.edu.

‘LIKE A GIRL’ ISN’T AN INSULT ANYMORE

Using “like a girl” as an insult can greatly affect a person’s confidence, so there’s an epic Twitter hashtag campaign to change this negative into a positive. What awesome thing can you do like a girl?

On Wednesday, March 25, and Tuesday, March 31, tell the world how you can be #LikeAGirl. Stop by the #LikeAGirl table in the Brandt Student Center main hallway between 10 a.m. and 2 p.m. Write something wonderful about yourself, take a selfie, and post it on Twitter using #LikeAGirl and #ShenandoahUniversity.

Let’s show the world how confident Shenandoah women and men are about their abilities.

Learn more at Like a Girl. Contact student Rachel Swinehart at rswineha13@su.edu.

PRESENTERS AND JUDGES STILL NEEDED FOR 2015 SUPR SUMMIT ON APRIL 23

Faculty: it’s time encourage your students to get involved in the 2015 SUpr Summit: Student Project and Research Symposium. The summit provides a platform for students to show their projects and research through posters, video, or live project displays.

If your students have great projects or research, please encourage them to submit a proposal for the summit. Proposals must be received by Wednesday, April 1, for consideration to have full printing costs covered. The final submission deadline is Friday, April 10, and includes consideration to have 50% printing costs covered (while funds last).

Judges are still needed from disciplines including business, nursing, conservatory and education; faculty members, as well as senior and graduate students, are welcome to serve as judges. This is a two-hour commitment from 10 a.m. to noon and/or noon to 2 p.m. A rubric will be provided for convenience and consistency. If you or one of your students would like to serve as a judge, please email ctl@su.edu and include your time availability.

Exhibitions at the summit show how students are using the knowledge they have gained at Shenandoah University to do projects and research in their fields, practice their art, contribute to the community, and leave a positive imprint on the world.

All Shenandoah University undergraduate and graduate students from all schools, majors and disciplines are invited to display their work. Projects must be approved by a faculty advisor. Work-in-progress and graduate theses are welcome.

For more information about this year’s SUpr Summit, please contact the Center for Teaching & Learning at ctl@su.edu or 540/542-6537. You can also find full details here. Ready to submit your proposal? Apply here. It’s “Totally Worth It!”

OMC WINS TWO ‘TELLYS’ AND ONE ‘ADDY’

The Office of Marketing & Communications (OMC) has won two Telly Awards for excellence in video production and one silver ADDY in the Consumer Website category.

The 36th annual Telly Awards competition received more than 13,000 entries, from video professionals around the globe. Both 2015 Telly Awards (one in the Education category and the second in the Health & Wellness category) were for the OMC-produced Health & Life Sciences video, which was created for the gala opening of the new facility.

“With the type of non-broadcast video production done at Shenandoah University, this award is the equivalent of an Emmy for broadcast video/television,” said Director of Video Production Rick Ours. Shenandoah University has now received 12 Telly Awards in the last 10 years.  

In addition, Shenandoah University’s Conservatory website received a silver ADDY in the Consumer Website category. The website was designed by a team made up of OMC staff members and representatives from MGH, a full-service marketing communications agency based in Baltimore.

The 41st annual ADDY Awards are hosted by the American Advertising Federation of Baltimore. The ADDY competition is the industry’s largest and most representative competition, attracting more than 50,000 entries every year in local ADDY competitions.

PAY YOUR HOUSING DEPOSITS FOR 2015-16

All current first-year students who are returning to Shenandoah in the fall and any current residential student who wants to live on campus next year must pay a $100 housing deposit online via WebAdvisor before 5 p.m. on Friday, April 3.

Log in to WebAdvisor with your Shenandoah University 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 Housing Contract. Contact reslife@su.edu.

STUDENTS: MARK YOUR CALENDARS — ONLINE REGISTRATION STARTS MONDAY

Online course planning for Summer 2015 and Fall 2015 terms is underway. Online registration opens on Monday, March 23, as follows:

  • Graduate students and students with 84; or more completed credits; Monday, March 23
  • Students with 54 to 83.99 completed credits; Thursday, March 26
  • Students with 24 to 53.99 completed credits; Tuesday, March 31
  • Students with 23.99 or fewer completed credits; Friday, April 3
  • All students; Wednesday, April 8 (visiting students and new undergraduates register on paper)

Questions? Contact the Registrar’s Office at 540/665-5585 or registrar@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: Jaclyn Crosby, Bernard J. Dunn School of Pharmacy; Michael “Jonz” Jones, Shenandoah Conservatory; Brittany Michael, Human Resources; Christine Newcomer, Eleanor Wade Custer School of Nursing; and Mehgan Runion, Bernard J. Dunn School of Pharmacy.

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.

AN IMPORTANT NOTE ABOUT SUSPICIOUS EMAILS

If you receive an email that seems suspicious or asks you to verify any account information, it is more than likely a phishing or SPAM email. Please delete the email immediately or mark it as SPAM. Avoid clicking on links contained in the email.

Institutional Computing (IC) actively reports these types of emails and several websites the department has reported have been shut down. If you are not sure if an email is SPAM or not, please contact the IC Help Desk at helpdesk@su.edu or 540/665-5555.

TAKE NOTE OF THESE UPDATED SUMMER BOX OFFICE HOURS

Beginning on Monday, May 25, the Shenandoah University Box Office located in Ohrstrom-Bryant Theatre will be open Tuesday through Friday, 10 a.m. to 6 p.m., as well as two hours prior to each performance during the summer months.

The box office will return to regular hours on Monday, Aug. 17; Monday through Friday, 10 a.m. to 6 p.m., as well as two hours prior to weekend and matinee performances. You may also purchase tickets online here. Questions? Call the box office at 540/665-4569.

VOLLEYBALL ANNOUNCES CAMPS

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

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

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

Camp signup site